President Del Benson announced the return of in-person Noon Fellowship meetings every-other week, starting June 30.  The Evening Group has already returned to in-person meetings.  'Other' weeks (not-in-person) will be Zoom-only meetings.   
According to President Del, the Food and Venue committee proposed and the board accepted a "trial cadence" for RY Q1, July through September.  Starting with the Changing of the Guard June 30, RCFC will meet every-other Wednesday at noon, at the Lincoln Center Columbine Room (June 30, July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25 and September 8 and 22).  Near the end of the experiment, the board intends to gather feedback on whether to continue with an every-other-week in-person cadence beyond Q1.  
According to the Food and Venue Committee, reasons for this experiment are:
  • less financial exposure coming out of pandemic.
  • trial meetings with Lincoln Center to see if good permanent home.
  • issues with Catering services
  • good test whether this might be a good permanent cadence
Board Member Rajiv Mehta is leading an initiative to fund and acquire the equipment necessary to allow all in-person meetings to also be viewed via Zoom - "hybrid" meetings.