It has been a while since our last event, the PanAm dinner on March 11. What a wonderful event that was. How little did we realize that would be our last event for a while and how our world has changed since! But I want you all to know that we are still here and we’re busy planning for when we can get together again.
Below, are links that I outlined a new program we’re launching to help out some of our professional members during the summer, and attached is a tentative Schedule of Events for what we hope will be our winter season. Of course, we don’t know when we’ll be able to gather again in any numbers for sure, but we felt we should plan for that eventuality and book venues now as there may well be a surge in demand for them once virus concerns fade. Please pencil in the dates in your calendars.
These are trying times for all of us, but they are especially hard on our professional members working in the hospitality industry. They really need our help.
In response, we’re launching a Dine-In program, which is the initiative of your board members Jennifer Gebeau and Suzette Fernandes who have been working with some of our local professionals to get this concept set up. If you’re still here in the Naples area, please use this program as often as you can.
Also below is a link to a list of member restaurants and private chefs who are participating in this program, along with the details of their participation. Using the program is simple and much like others today. However, our difference is you’ll be helping one of our own during a punishing time, and you can be sure of the quality of food and service. Furthermore, free home delivery is offered by some, and you may well receive a member discount or a special ‘thank you’ like a bottle of Champagne! Please try it!
We’re anxious to see you and are looking forward to being able to celebrate being together very soon. We’ve developed a season that starts with a Welcome Back seafood festival in November and continues with a fun, costumed Harry Potter Christmas in December! We hope to see you there!