Update November 2020
With the current outbreak, NOSSA has cancelled the public meeting scheduled for 24 November. The NOSSA committee will assess the other activites closer to the time and will notify members should any events be cancelled.
Continue to maintain safe hygiene practices
With recommencement of various NOSSA activities we have put into place the Government required Covid19 plans with Covid Marshalls.
If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact NOSSA on 0439214106, or email the secretary or go to the South Australian government website for more details.
March 21 2020
NOSSA will put best practice to prevent the spread of COVID19 into action to protect our members. Ramifications of this decision include the following –
Postponement of NOSSA AGM and general meeting until further notice.
Our planned speaker, Dr Rick Davies, was relieved to hear that we had postponed our meeting next week because he was concerned for our members.
NOSSA Committee Meetings
The plan is to manage these meetings electronically so that the affairs of NOSSA are properly canvassed and effective decisions are made.
These will be placed on hold for the time being.
These are not necessary meetings and will not be formally arranged by NOSSA however going for a walk looking at orchids is something that family groups are able to do outside. NOSSA and the Update may offer a suggested place to visit to encourage this.
WAYS TO STAY IN TOUCH
Our wonderful editor, Marg, will continue to ensure the Journal meets the monthly deadline, and her team of trusty helpers will ensure it gets tot he members. The Journal is the official source of Orchid news and information so look out fot it each month. Feel free to send your thoughts to the editor – they may even get published!
Some members are already familiar with our Facebook pages. Others may be interested in exploring this avenue of member interaction.
If you have any questions etc, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to send your wonderful photos into email@example.com. The photos will be displayed for voting. 😉 Still working on the how of that thought!
Update will continue to keep you in the loop of NOSSA news at mid-month.
There have been many events that have been delayed, postponed or cancelled. Some of the follow –
Mt Pleasant Show
APS Autumn Sale
SAROC AGM and meeting
We couldn’t take part in the Mt Pleasant Show, however Faye McGoldrick of the Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre invited us to put up a display in their library. Rosalie and Robert Lawrence have already put the display in place, so if you are passing pop in and have a look.
We encourage everyone to stay safe and follow the basics of social distancing and washing hands to minimize inviting COVID19 into your world.
Stay well, Stay happy
Til next time
Honorary Secretary NOSSA