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Newsletter | Nov/Dec 2020


Editor's Note:
by Mui Ho


It is hard to believe that we have been locked down for almost nine months and there is still no end in sight. I am trying to be very careful and keep reminding my friends to do so because Covid 19 is still going strong. Two weeks ago, I lost a cousin to the virus. While we are still staying put at home, I am thinking about the positive changes during this time. Many of our members have expressed how much they have enjoyed reading about other members' activities in our past newsletters. They were inspired by their activities and thoughts they shared. They found the newsletter is a good platform to keep in touch with old friends as well as to learn more about other members.
I am very touched by how well many of us are doing and how creative we are while adjusting to this Pandemic.

The highlight story in this newsletter is the wedding of Jennifer Muñoz that took place in Hawaii this last July. We are sad to lose her but very happy to see that she already has her new office set up in this magical island.

We are also excited about our Zoom business meetings and our Zoom virtual retreat this year. Steering committee member Allison Kinst has been most instrumental in setting up all the OWA meetings since the lockdown. The "Zooming" ran very smoothly. It was so well done that we are planning to have more such meetings for our members in this coming year.