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Last night the MVQG officers and chair persons had their first ever virtual board meeting. It was truly a new experience. Our evening Vice President, Karen Gooley, took the officers for a test drive of Zoom the week before and it seemed to work quite well. Karen then scheduled us for the regular board meeting last night. Not everyone could join because of lack of computers or phones that supported Zoom. For those who could join everything went well except for yours truly who could not get the microphone to work on her laptop. However, I connected with my phone and could join the discussions. If you have not used Zoom before, when you connect with a device with video, everyone can see each other at the same time. It was great seeing everyone’s face. What a trip! Per our discussions and votes we will not be having the vote for new evening officers and treasurer until 2 months after we resume regular meetings. That will give us the opportunity to get more candidates for the offices. Be thinking about jumping into the race for these positions when we start up our meetings again. Working full time at home has kept me really busy this last month. I am very fortunate my job is one that can be done entirely at home. With the COVID-19 pandemic going on and my compromised immune system, staying home is my only option. I miss being out and about with all the people I enjoy so much. I miss seeing you all at our evening meeting. I miss having lunch with my friends. I miss going out to supper whenever I want. I miss the classes we can take with the various speakers the Guild has. I miss the Quilt Camp that we still hope to have. This list goes on. I am sure many of you miss so many things that you used to do without thinking. On the positive side, this stay at home gives us plenty of time to sew and quilt. Oh, and did I mention all the time now for gardening? I think I am getting ahead of the weeds. Above all I hope you are all staying well and sane in this crazy time. I miss you and hope to see you soon.

Randi Roten, PM President