I hope this note finds you and your whanau safe and well. While the recent move to Alert Level 2 is welcome news for those of us in Wellington, the past month of the lockdown has been difficult for many of our members. There are some within our community who have lost loved ones in recent weeks; the thoughts of the Committee are those affected by recent events at home and away.
The period has also put enormous pressure on some within our community. Please remember there is an assistance programme the Irish societies have partnered with the Embassy of Ireland on which is still running. There’s more information about these further on in the newsletter.
While we managed to sneak in an afternoon tea for our Seniors prior to the lockdown, not surprisingly, we had to cancel some events over the past month, including our Annual General Meeting. We also had to make some hard calls to cancel events such as the Feis which we were hoping to reignite this year.
But the good news (subject to being in Level 2 or 1) is we've rescheduled the AGM to take place on Thursday, 30 September at D4 on Allen Street at 6pm. We’d love to see you there. We are also exploring a couple of other events for October and November. We hope to have information on these very soon.
A final word on membership. Membership fees are overdue with a range of options from as little as $10 per year. That’s less than a fancy pint of beer! Find out more here: www.wellingtonirish.nz/join
Slainte, na mihi nui,
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