Dear club member,
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and keeping safe.
It is my sad duty to inform you that the next club supper scheduled for 21st January 2022 has had to be cancelled. Following the results of the survey in September where a majority of the club members were in favour of proceeding with a supper, arrangements did indeed proceed until last weekend. However, the latest round of restrictions due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, with greater, and not fewer, restrictions forecast makes the success of proceeding further with an indoor gathering unlikely. Indeed, the High School of Glasgow, is also likely to cancel other events of its own in the same venue in January. With the health of our members foremost in our mind, and taking into account these other factors, the committee took the decision to cancel the event for January.
Drew Ireland has agreed to remain as club President for another year. The club remains in contact with the High School of Glasgow in preparation for a supper in January 2023. As some of you may be aware our caterer Alan James has retired, and we are now in contact with the High School’s new catering company, Compass, to ensure a continuation of the excellent fare provided in years past.
Keep a lookout for further information on the club website www.ThePartickBurnsClub.org. The committee is considering arranging a short ‘virtual’ on-line meeting, not a full supper, on the 21st January 2022 allowing members to toast the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns as a group. If you are interested in such an event being arranged, please let me know by phone, letter or email.
My best wishes for a merry Christmas (such as the current restrictions will allow) and a happy and prosperous New Year.