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President's Message
By Emily Hastings


From  2021 January Newsletter  

 Happy New Year! As we usher in a new year, I look ahead to what 2021 will hold. Although 2020 was not what any of us expected, we can look back on what have stood out as positives. Personally, I was able to spend more time talking with family members, even though they live in a different city, I read many more books, explored the adventures of online teaching, and got to participate in the interesting events made possible this year as President of the PRS.

Looking toward 2021, I think of the cup analogy. Most people see the cup is half-full or half-empty, but I see a refillable cup. It may take more effort, but that might be what 2021 holds for us. This last year held a variety of challenges and changes for everyone. This year hopefully holds lesser challenges and a greater variety of positives. Whether or not we will be able to meet in person before summer remains to be seen. Depending on how quickly vaccines are available to the public will likely play a large role in the Board’s decision within the next several months. My initial thoughts are that we will continue to have virtual meetings through May and that we likely will not have any in-person activities. However, the reality might be different as new information comes in the next several months.

Since we will not be able to do the in-person activities that we usually would do in the next few months, there will be a variety of online activities to choose from. We will have virtual meetings each month and a variety of videos will be added to our PRS YouTube channel. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz6ZWZgjNt3X2go1yNSgD4Ato see the videos we have currently. As the year progresses, there are plans to create videos about spring pruning, soil preparation and maintenance, rose care, and pest and disease control. If you have ideas or questions, please send them in! Also, since we were not able to have a Spring Rose Show last year, Lloyd Center’s online social media platforms will be showing a collection of roses put together by Spring Rose Show Chair, Cheryl McClain. Be on the lookout for beautiful pictures and accompanying stories.

On Monday, January 18th, we will have a virtual PRS Meeting. We will have an interesting topic to discuss and have a favorite garden tool Show and Tell. Bring your favorite tool and tell us why you love it!

            Time: Jan. 18, 2020 07:00 PM

I look forward to seeing you all virtually!

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Emily



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