President's Letter

July 2020


You may or may not be aware that the OSWP has two consecutive year term limits for most officers. Therefore, Demetria Marsh, who has served ( once again ) bravely, patiently, pleasantly and intelligently as President these last two years, gets to take a well earned rest. I know we speak for the entire society when we say “ Thank You “.


The past few months have been a trial for us all, and Demetria never wavered in her commitment to making sure the OSWP remained intact. We appreciate all her efforts, especially learning to navigate ZOOM, so even if we can’t be together right now, we could see and hear each other on our devices. Mike Lysy and I, Sheila Nathanson , will attempt to continue the fine work Demetria did to grow and nourish the OSWP. It will probably be a challenge to have a normal inperson meet‐ ing anytime soon, but we will closely follow developments in the pandemic to gauge when we might be able to resume monthly meetings.


Our next meeting may be the annual picnic, scheduled for Sunday, July 26. Notification of place and time will be sent in an e‐blast. This is all uncharted territory‐ we want to maintain the society, with all our meetings and activities, but we need to be safe. Be safe and well, and think orchids.


Mike Lysy and Sheila Nathanson

OSWP CoPresidents​​

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