June 3, 2020:
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic CFWG has had to cancel all future in-person meeting and events. Ordinarily, we meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Woodcraft store in Orlando, FL. Although our meeting venue has reopened, as Florida has relaxed earlier restrictions, their hours are limited. Also, their meeting room is not able to accommodate the usual number of attendees with the recommended 6 feet of social distancing. Gatherings continue to be limited to groups no bigger that 10 people. Individual at high risk are urged to stay at home.
We want everyone to be safe and healthy during these challenging times – as such CFWG has gone to online live-stream meetings. Our streaming video provider is Twitch.TV. We had our first meeting on May 14th. There were some technical issues which we are addressing and hope to have worked out soon.
No one knows when things will return to normal. Likely, a vaccine will have to be developed before people will feel comfortable meeting in large groups again. This is expected to take some time. In the meantime, we continue to look for avenues to engage our membership. We hope to have virtual workshop sessions in the future.