In the Zone – September 2021

Covid, Wildfires, and Drought:

Who would have imagined earlier that after the successful development of the Covid Vaccine and its subsequent FDA approval that the Delta variant would result in a secondary wave of infections and deaths among the unvaccinated? With wildfires raging in Northern California and a severe drought forcing water conservation measures throughout the state, it seems that we are getting hit on all sides regarding bad news! With our young children returning to school, parents are justifiably concerned about the safety of their children. With booster shots becoming available soon and approval of a vaccine for children 5-12 on the horizon, a future free from the restrictions imposed by the pandemic are sure to diminish.

The impact of the current wildfires and smoke the fires have created have had effects on club activities. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our members with the unhealthy air conditions, “Sierra Nevada Region club president Millie Smith made the hard decision to cancel the concours portion of their 2-day event on August 28-29th. The social that they have planned for Saturday is still on. 

As Californians and club members, let’s do our share to conserve our water usage, keep our families and friends safe from the virus, and do our best to help members who may have been impacted by the recent fires.

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Collin Fat, Zone 7 Representative
Sacramento Valley Region