April 7, 2020

Dear Members and Friends:

This is a year like no other. The entire board hopes you, your family and friends are safe and well. If anyone needs some help or support please feel free to contact the club irishclubpdx@gmail.com, or 503-286-4812.

Due to recent enhanced statewide restrictions, and to ensure the safety of our members and friends the Board voted to cancel the Beltane Festival scheduled for May 16, 2020. We will be refunding anyone who paid for the event via PayPal.

HOWEVER, we are keeping the raffle going! We are working with Aer Lingus to extend the travel period. We still have tickets available. Remember we will only sell 1000 tickets. So the odds are in your favor!  Contact the club email if you want to buy some tickets. irishclubpdx@gmail.com .

Our April General meeting is canceled in accordance with the Governor’s orders. However, the Board agreed election of the new board will go forward. Elections will be by email this year, another first for the club.

We have an exciting and full roster for the coming year, exactly one person for each of the 11 positions. We hope all current members will make your virtual voice heard and vote by email! Ballots will be sent out by email on 4/15 we ask that you respond by 4/20. Watch for an email from irishclubpdx@gmail.com. We will announce the result on 4/25 so the new board has time to prepare for the May 2 board meeting.

For the next month or as long as we need, stay home, save lives needs to be our motto.

The Oregon Health Authority is a wonderful resource for local information. I am including a link below.