The 2020 global pandemic has impacted every facet of our lives, and the UK Woman’s Club Is no exception.  While it is important to share the UKWC rich traditions of fun, friendship and philanthropy, we must be mindful of the health, safety and well-being of our Club members. While  Club traditions remain, we have to be creative on how we conduct them.
    It is more important, now than ever, that our Club members stay connected during this time. Large group gatherings such as our luncheons and in-person meetings of some interest groups will be curtailed for the time being,   The Club has purchased a ZOOM subscription for use by our Board meetings, Committee meetings and Interest Groups whenever appropriate. It is a great way to stay in touch and continue some Club activities.  Groups like Book Discussion, Drama, and After Five have found ways to connect.  Some groups have hosted outdoor meetings while being mindful of social distancing and other guidelines for safe interaction. The Gone Golfing group has played at various courses during most of the summer months by utilizing individual golf carts and following social distancing guidelines.
    In the spirit of keeping our existing members engaged and active, the Board has voted to renew 2020-2021 membership free of charge. New members are also welcome without the membership fee charge.  
    We will continue our philanthropic efforts to provide the Club’s annual scholarship awards to deserving University of Kentucky students. The first fundraiser is the Golf Scramble scheduled for Sunday, September 20, sponsored my UK HealthCare.  We would like to encourage our members to make donations to both the scholarship fund and the general fund so that the operations of the Club may continue and so that we can continue to offer scholarships in the same way as before.  Our students will need even more support during these trying times. 
    Welcome, stay tuned and stay connected!

Marilyn Childre, Co-President   Sonya Renfro, Co-President

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