Ladies, it is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you of some difficult decisions we have made this week. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services website, the Trauma Service Area E, which includes Denton County, has reported the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeded 15% for seven consecutive days. Due to the increased community transmission in Denton county, the Lantana Ladies League board has voted to cancel December events and will conduct special interest groups virtually until January 15, 2021.
It is difficult to express the remorse we have in stepping back these coming weeks. We all understand that doing the right thing is not always the easy thing. It is exceedingly hard for many local non-profits to keep true to their mission while keeping members and guests safe.
Staying safe does not mean staying isolated or being disconnected. We will continue to look for ways to connect our members and foster fellowship no matter what we face during this trying time. We hope you will check your email later this weekend as we will send out some information on a virtual Holiday Cookie Decorating Class and Socks for Seniors. Stay connected with your special interest groups through the Facebook groups or contact a ladies league friend through the Wild Apricot Member App that you can download on your phone.
Our theme this membership year is “There is Power in Kindness”. Our world is in desperate need of more kindness, compassion and solace this season. Please reach out to one another, a phone call, or Facetime to check in on a friend. Look for an opportunity to leave a small gift, a card or just leave something completely random on a porch to brighten someone’s day. We are all experiencing this time differently and your small act of kindness has the power to lift sunken spirits. It is your power. The power we all have to turn a life around in small moments with simple kindness.
President, Lantana Ladies League