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Message From the President

Gentlemen:

During this time, the Men’s Club is “cracking on,” as the Brits say.SMC president

  • For updates on the Club, please look for both eBlasts and the Newsletter, or check the website.
  • Please check your junk mail to see if our messages are getting routed to a junk mail folder. You should be able to right click on such a message and choose “Mark as not junk.”
  • We are resuming mailing the printed Newsletter to all who paid for this service.
  • Please check the Directory to ensure that your email address, phone number and address are correct. Inform Henry Fischer of any errors at fischerh@ameritech.net. If you are not receiving our emails, let Dave Morrow know at davidmorrow@comcast.net.

Activities

  • We continue to hold our bimonthly meetings with guest speakers using Zoom at 11:00 am on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. You will receive an eBlast about each meeting with the name of the speaker and the link that you click on to join the Zoom meeting with your computer, tablet or smart phone. Should you be uncomfortable using Zoom, you can call in and listen on your phone, or you can contact us for help with Zoom. Feel free to invite guests to these meetings. You can forward the eBlast with the Zoom invitation to your guest or ask Dave Morrow to do it for you. Having good turnouts for these meetings is important and helps us attract quality speakers.
  • The Readers are holding their book club meetings via Zoom.
  • The investment club is meeting via conference call at 9:00 am on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Contact Thomas Bidigare at his cell 313 977-0709 or tombigidare@comcast.net. 
  • The golf group is up and running.
  • The tennis group is now playing at the outdoor courts at Grosse Pointe Woods Lake Front Park every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am.

Stay safe and let me know if you have any additional ideas to keep the club intact until the world returns to normalcy.

Ken Mokray,

President

Message from Ken Mokray, President of the Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe

On Wednesday, I spoke with Denise Fry, our contact at the War Memorial. She reported that although it is not yet reflected on their website, they have decided to cancel all community classes, activities, trips, and meetings through September. During this period, they will reevaluate what it will take to safely reopen. This means theSMC presidentre will probably be no Men’s Club meetings at the War Memorial until October at the earliest. They are genuinely concerned about our safety and the safety of all community groups that use their facilities. It is even possible that they will not restart meetings until January. In the meantime, we will continue to hold our online meetings with speakers using Zoom or another video conferencing application.

The Men’s Club will continue to support our Sub-clubs, such as golf and tennis, that can safely hold activities away from the War Memorial. We will continue to publish our Newsletter online and update our website as appropriate. At this time we have no plans to relocate our meetings to another venue, but we may explore holding an outdoor meeting at a local park.

Please watch for more announcements by eBlast or in our Newsletter.