Good afternoon everyone,
In the past two weeks since our last message, a lot of changes have taken place requiring us to go about our lives in different ways than we would have ever thought possible. Some are harder than others, where our jobs are impacted, as well as adjusting to non-traditional home educational settings for our kids.
On a positive note, I would have to say that I have never seen so many people outdoors walking, running, and biking with their families, and I would have never believed that I would be part of 2 “Zoom (whoever heard of that company) virtual birthday parties that turned out great. The thought of a virtual birthday party sounded crazy at first, but it connected friends together from across the country, and brought lots of smiles and laughter to our home, which is always welcome.
From a club standpoint, as the saying goes, “it takes a village” where we are all in this together, and is the basis for what I personally feel is special about our club, and is now more important than ever. Normally this involves managing our club activities and events, but more importantly it’s about the relationships we build with our “club family” and support each other for life.
We are definitely a social group, which is why it’s challenging at times to deal with the different social dynamic we are all experiencing, where it isn’t recommended to actually be together physically. Not being able to have the Fenimore and other end of the season activities together on the snow was heartbreaking, and didn’t allow us to celebrate the success we all shared this season, building new relationships as well as on the snow personal growth and accomplishments this year (there was a ton).
Because of the lost end of season activities where we say good bye to the snow, and do not see each other as often, I ask for each of you as well as your athletes to please reach out to at least 2 or 3 of your friends from the club to connect and check in with them to extend your relationships in to the summer. Please keep in touch with your club friends and families to continue to support each other, as this is especially important with the changes we are all dealing with right now. It might not seem like much, but a simple call to see how things are going, and share our lives can make a huge difference to individuals you would think are just fine, but might be dealing with personal issues. These relationships, and caring about each other is what I feel has always made our club the lifelong positive support network/village that it is.
Thank you for being part of our family everyone!
Now, on to the updates we mentioned…
Our plans for the banquet are not yet determined. We are still hoping to be able to hold an end of the season event sometime in June, and will make a final determination in the next couple months and get back to you.
We ask that each of you please wash your jackets and hold on to them until we send out more information and dates when they can be returned.
Corey, Nick, Felicia and John will begin working on this, and we will send out a separate message detailing options to discuss your athlete’s progression this season, options for next season, and help set goals to be better prepared before the snow flies.
Once again, I thank you all for being part of our “team village” this season, and helping make it a great season for all of our athletes!!
Please feel free to contact myself or Corey if you have any questions, and I hope to see you in person soon at our next club event.
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