We are living in very strange times.
It is particularly sad that my first communication with you as your new Commodore has to focus on how we, in the MOA, can do our part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and help save lives. It is likely to be the greatest challenge any of us will have faced in our lifetimes and it is crucial we take it seriously.
We are all well aware that the age profile of our membership is on the higher end of the scale. This is a group which is known to be particularly susceptible.
I do hope everyone is well and keeps so during this period of necessary isolation.
So what is the response from the MOA?
With immediate effect, details of the entire 2020 social programme organised by Branches and Chapters will be removed from the web site. To be reinstated when guidance from the authorities suggests it is safe for life to return to some form of normality.
Branch social activities both indoors and outdoors should stop with immediate effect.
Your General Committee has cancelled their meeting due to be held on April 2. The meeting, and perhaps others, will now take place using video conferencing.
We have adapted the Information Exchange moodyowners.info to enable the separation of Technical from General interaction. The General forum of this important resource is open to all members and will be used by the General Committee to post updates. Please do use it to keep up to date.
We do hope everyone keeps well and that we will all meet in our groups when the crisis is over. Perhaps then the world may be a very different place.
Your Executive Committee.
Colin Barber – Commodore
Roger Coppock – Vice Commodore
Chris Allcock – Secretary
Kevin Morgan – Membership Registrar
Paul Woodward – Treasurer