Following the ever updating guidance on the country’s response to the coronavirus, the committee believed that the only responsible action we could take at this time was to:
A. Cancel the face to face Club meetings for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. The planned activities for Friday 20 and 27 March will be rescheduled for next season.
B. Cancel club outings scheduled during March, April and May. The committee would continue to monitor guidance and in the coming weeks review the viability of outings scheduled during June, July and August 2020 and so on.
C. Continue robust planning for the 2020-21 season with consideration of contingency plans in case the start of next season is disrupted.
D. Postpone the annual awards ceremony, including the announcement and award of the Fairbrother Trophy, until next season.
E. Move the AGM on 3 April 2020 from face to face to fully electronic. We issued to members a circular in advance with all of the relevant paperwork.
We are still operating on Flickr and we shall be exploring other ways to maintain photographic activity over the months ahead.
We thank you, in advance, for your forbearance and continuing support and wish all members and supporters good health in the coming weeks and months.