Since the meeting in August, described below, we held another meeting on September 8th and plan to meet again on October 13th.
The Rule of 6 limit for gatherings does not apply to support group meetings like ours, so we will not be ignoring guidance or even the law. However some members may feel that they do not want to risk joining us due to their vulnerabilities, which may not be confined to being a laryngectomee.
When we get into winter then alternatives such as Zoom meetings will be used to bring us togther,
Finally, after 5 months our group was able to meet again. We chose an outdoor location, Holmebrook Valley Park, close to our normal meeting venue.
The weather was kind to us , though temperatures were high, and we found a shady location. The turnout was high but we missed a few regulars who had medical appointments or other problems.
Since we met in March members have experienced bereavements, complications after treatment and other issues. It was great to be able to share news and listen to our friends once again.
Members heard of two new laryngectomees we have helped and donations from a couple of regular supporters. Everyone present decided to meet again, in the same location next month.