British Residents’ Association of Switzerland

December Message from the Chairwoman

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Dear Members,

Sadly, we are not much further with the Corona situation since the last time I wrote to you with the BRA news.

We have to inform you that our Secretary, Heidi Bigmore has resigned, it has not been an easy time for any of us. We would like to thank Heidi for her contribution, albeit short.

This year’s resignations have in a way helped us in forging a new way forward, all the Council are behind the concept that we will now do job sharing. In this day and age, it is a danger when just one person is responsible for such a large part of a job. With this new concept we will be sure that if somebody resigns or drops out a replacement is already in place.

Behind the scenes with Peter Payne and Deborah Gorsatt, who have really gone the extra mile organising we have been working to get all the jobs sorted out. The Council, as have some of the regions have stayed in touch by means of taking part in zoom meetings. Watch the website for more information in your region next year with this new form of contact and how you can participate.

Nearly all our events have been cancelled, this is beyond our control but the BRA believes it has been done in the best interests of our Members. I hope you will all enjoy the bulletin when it comes out for the 1 January. This time we are back to printing the paper version at the same time as sending it out digitally to those who have opted for the digital version.

It has been so nice to receive your mails and telephone calls, all of encouragement and offers of help. Don’t forget this also works the other way round and if we can help you please get in touch with us.

I hope that this letter finds you all in good health and that Christmas and New Year will bring a time of peace and hope, the situation is beyond our control but if we all adhere to the safety rules and lines of guidance we will get through and meet up again next year.

Peace and Goodwill to you all
Angela S. Meier-Jones
BRA Chairwoman