Dear GRAPE Members,
The summer is winding down and the GRAPE Calendar Year of 2020-2021 is starting up, but looking much different from when we kicked things off a year ago. As we move ahead with programming, we will provide our breakfast and lunch educational sessions virtually. For at least the first half of the year, we anticipate that these sessions will remain virtual. We are hopeful that by 2021 we will be able to have in-person sessions or some combination of in-person mixed with virtual, fingers crossed.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing members. I would like to thank all of our members who have renewed their membership and encourage those who have not to renew today. Please feel free to reach out to the office if you need assistance or go to our website and renew your membership online.
Our organization has many committees for our members to join and this is a great way to become even more involved in GRAPE. The committees are Advocacy, Annual Gala, Budget & Finance, By-Laws, Marketing, Membership, Program and The ElderPages Directory. We have two special interest groups as well, Senior Housing Alliance and Holiday Gifts for Seniors. Information regarding each committee is available online under the Get Involved tab. The Program Committee is currently looking for members and most committees need a “few more good people” to join. Committees usually meet once a month and then pause during the summer months. Please consider joining a committee. If you need more information please contact Carol or myself and we can assist in matching you with a committee.
In closing, a big thank you to Carol Bartlett for leading GRAPE through the pandemic. Her creativity, commitment, determination, perseverance and tenacity have served GRAPE well. We appreciate you Carol!
All my best,