14, that is how many members I know of that are positive with COVID-19 at the moment. I know of 28 people that have it right now. Many of the people that I know are positive are extremely ill. I am hoping for the best and a speedy and full recovery for all of them. I am also hoping we will get this under control soon. We are in that post-Thanksgiving surge upon a surge that they warned us about. Please do your part, wear your mask everywhere, and stay physically distanced from people. Spread is happening in bars, restaurants, gyms, churches, anywhere we are gathering. We know this and we know how to stop it. Read more in the Coronavirus section below for more information and updates.
It was a busy week, you received a lot of emails from us this week with a lot of info in each of them. A roundup of all the information is below. From the Annual Report, the resumption of invoicing for membership, to the Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Party last night, there is a lot to update you on.
Speaking of that meeting! If you were not able to join us you missed out and you were missed. We remembered our former board member David McMurry, gave a Chamber update on the work we have done and what we have coming up, said goodbye and thanks to outgoing board members, and elected new board members. We honored our Board President Ron Snitker who is rolling off the board and welcomed our new President Steph Ballou who will be the first lesbian to lead the organization! All the highlights are below, check them out.
Many tears were shed last night. From remembering David, thanking Ron, laughing at jokes and our awesome members. What moved me to tears most this week was a message that we received from a member this week about their support of the Chamber. I cried again last night as I shared it (with their permission) with the members on the Zoom and now you in this email. Their message of support meant the world to us and their generous donation does help. We are thankful for any support that anyone can give, and we do need your support to continue this work.
Make sure to check out the awesome member entertainment events you can do tomorrow, they are at the bottom of the email.
As always, thank you for being a member and part of this organization. Stay safe and healthy.