Workshops Temporarily Suspended Due to COVID Concerns

This from our president:

It is with the greatest of difficulty that I must announce that the Board has decided to temporarily suspend again the meeting of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society, effective January 7.  This includes all workshops, the Wire Wrappers/Jewelry Makers SIG, and club business meetings as described in our bylaws.

Matt Davis, TVGMS President

We restarted workshops back under some extremely strict guidelines and initially it seemed like we might have had positive resurrection, but when only a couple of people show up to work, we are challenging practicality and common sense.  The lack of attendance and participation makes it impossible to justify asking a crew to keep four workshops a week open for the small number of members coming in to work. 

We cannot discontinue the meeting of only one segment of TVGMS and not all.  The Wire Wrappers/Jewelry Makers social gathering this evening had seven attendees.  A typical class has had between 15 and 30 participants.

The Board will meet in February (there will not be a business meeting) to discuss how to move forward.

It is hoped that a business meeting can be held in March.

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