Thursday, May 28, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 6

Michael B. Everling reports: 

On Tuesday, May 26, I spoke to Angie, one of the managers at Dinah's Family Restaurant, our regular venue for over ten years. She said that their best guess is that indoor dining will not be restored before at least July 1.

I will consult with Dinah's management again by the end of June, if not earlier, to get updated information.

This means, of course, that we must continue to stay our program. We have considered alternate modes of operation, such as podcasting, Zooming, webinars, etc. but our model is an in-person, face-to-face, indoor dining, with post-meal address, which facilitates dialog among the participants.

If when indoor dining is resumed, there are rules for assembly which we deem overly restrictive, such as "social distancing" or even prescription of persons who are not closely related or residing in the same domicile, etc. then regretfully, we will continue to wait.

This may necessitate revamping our schedule of programs. We regret any inconvenience to our speakers and members.

While in hiatus, we will continue to publish the ennouncement and eMinder to provide updated information as to conditions. You are also welcome to comment on this blog, and visit our FaceBook page.

Thank you for your interest in and support of our club, and your service to our cause of freedom.


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 5

Michael B. Everling reports:

It is with great regret that we are suspending club meetings until further notice.

Due to the extension of the "Safer at home" edicts -- state, county, and city -- Dinah's will not reopen their dining room until at least August. We will continue to monitor their progress toward resuming normal operations. We hope to reschedule all pending programs to later dates.

We do not have an alternative venue for a face-to-face supper club experience. We might experiment with podcasts, or Zoom style virtual meetings, if feasible.

Until we resume as usual, please enjoy the content provided in our emails. We are grateful for your support of the club and of our cause.

Please expect the June ennouncement in a few weeks.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 4

From Michael B. Everling:

I spoke to Angie at Dinah's. She said that they have not yet gotten a definitive answer as to reopening. It is possible they won't restart indoor dining on Friday, as previously thought. I'll call Dinah's again on Friday

Even if the are nominally open for business on Monday, it is probable there will be rules in place that may preclude our meeting.

So, bottom line, it is not looking good for us in May. However, I’m reserving judgment until I have more definite news.

Meanwhile, thank you for your forbearance and patience.