Welcome to the 2020-21 Brandeis Desert Chapter new season. I do hope this finds you all safe and healthy. I do know how the last 6 months have exhausted our patience. I also know we must continue to keep up our spirits. With that in mind, our Board has been busy this summer researching and planning exciting, fun events for the membership. It is our goal to offer events that will make your days brighter, give you some entertainment and most of all, find virtual ways for you to connect and reconnect with your Brandeis friends. We know we cannot burst the bubble we are in, but maybe we can find ways to enlarge it.
In this bulletin you will find a list of Study Groups we are offering via ZOOM. Many of our groups have been meeting since April on Zoom and have found this an enjoyable experience. Due to our ability to ZOOM our meetings, most groups are now open to all members. However, when we resume our normal study group approach, we may have to make adjustments to groups whose membership has become too large.
There is a list in the bulletin, with descriptions, of all open ZOOM groups. If you are interested in any of these groups, call Carol Radin, our Vice President, Study Groups at 760 565-0029 for more information. If you are already in a continuing group, you will pay the annual $20 fee to your group Coordinator.
Brandeis National Committee has a group meeting policy in effect during this pandemic: THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON MEETINGS. We are grateful that Brandeis National Committee bought the ZOOM license enabling all our groups to meet virtually and keep our connection with each other.
REMEMBER: YOU MUST HAVE RENEWED YOUR BRANDEIS MEMBERSHIP IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN STUDY GROUPS. If you have not yet renewed, please do so through this bulletin, or you can renew online on our website: blogs.brandeis.edu/bncdesert.
We have wonderful events lined up for this season. Check out the YEAR AT A GLANCE page. You will be able to register online for Special Events in advance of each event. I look forward to seeing you in our ZOOM meetings.
Stay well and stay safe.