Welcome to our first monthly email and newsletter of the 2020-2021 SCMSA year. We look forward to staying in touch with all our members digitally as the year unfolds, in addition to mailing out our award-winning biannual newsletter.
Please join me in thanking our 2020-21 board. We were installed at the end of May and, as of July, completed our first board meetings for both the SCMS Alliance and Foundation, as well as several planning meetings held by members of the Executive Committee.
It is a complicated and unprecedented time. To keep our members safe, we intend to continually reassess our plans for in-person meetings and social events. Our first event of the year, the fall Welcome Coffee, typically has been held in September and we hope to have an outdoor event a little later than usual in October, should conditions allow it. To help with planning, please take the brief poll below. Will keep you posted.
In the meantime, we are exploring various ways to host member-only socials via ZOOM, as well as outdoor activities that can be safely enjoyed.
Finally, we will be working on key behind-the-scenes updates of our websites, adding a new public health initiative called recoverSRQ, as well as showcasing our previous health projects. We will gather historical records and narratives in anticipation of our 75th anniversary in 2022. Expect regular updates on General membership and education meetings, too.
Please stay safe and get in touch if you have ideas to share or are interested in working on our various committees. So grateful for your support and friendship!
President, Sarasota County Medical Society Alliance & Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation