As we agreed at our last Zoom meeting, I wrote to the Chairman of RT250 asking them for clarification regarding their plans for this year’s Santa Sleigh. He emailed right back and this is his reply.
16 October 2020
Good Morning David
Lichfield RT held our own Zoom meeting on Wednesday specifically to discuss this year’s Tableau season.
At that meeting we had a broad in depth look at how we should proceed this year and made the difficult decision that this year we would not be involving other volunteer groups. With the current trajectory of the virus spread we felt it would not be in the public’s interest to do our usual collection this year. This is to protect volunteers, the public and our own members.
We will proceed with a Santa season, but this year it will just be the sleigh and 4 club members travelling the streets and playing music.
We are going to set up some cashless payment options, both an online donation page and a text donation number. We haven’t decided as yet what charity we will support – we are forming a small group of Tablers who will look at this.
As always we thank 41 Club for your continued support and look forward to hopefully a better 2021 where we can get the two clubs together.
We are currently planning on celebrating Lichfield Round Table 250’s 70th Charter in early June 2021, a year late unfortunately having already postponed twice this year, we would be delighted to see as many members of 41 Club as possible at the event.
Yours in continued fellowship.
Chairman Lichfield Round Table 250
I am sure that we all support their decision and consequently they will not require us to take the Sleigh out this year. I am sure that they would welcome the support of any of our Members who would like to assist them in their activities. You can contact Mícheál O’Mahony on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07415 307667.
A virtual Zoom meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday 11th November 2020. Details will be sent by email to subscribed members.
Normal Meetings have been suspended due to Coronavirus / Covid-19
I am aware that nothing has been said about Remembrance Day. This is usually a big event in our calendar, and I wanted to confirm that we will not be taking part this year.
I have contacted the National President and the National Arboretum, and both confirm that no plans are in place. The National Arboretum is still deciding what to do, but if they hold an event at all it will be much reduced and strictly controlled. We have made no plans for lunch afterwards.
You may all have presumed that we would not be participating, as I did, but I wanted to write to confirm our position. I have informed Lichfield Round Table that we will not be taking part this year.
Let’s hope that next year will be different and we can participate in this very important event, as we usually do.
Chairman David 5 October 2020