NAPO-NNJ COVID-19 Response
Extensive discussions took place among Board members in late March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent shutdown ordered by governor in New Jersey (and other states). President Deirdre Smith drafted and emailed a COVID letter to NNJ membership on 3/27. Board members agreed that we should take a proactive stance to support membership during this crisis. Secretary, Eileen Moynahan, designed a logo and proposed Stone Soup Series to Executive Board members on 3/26. Executive Board met virtually on 3/27 to discuss member engagement, the Stone Soup Series proposal, and April virtual calendar of events. Board members collectively worked to create a variety of events for April virtual calendar, to include Open Forum, Coffee and Sip events, BP Resources, Outside Resources, and Free Offers to NNJ members. 3/29 Secretary created and shared Stone Soup Series email format and April calendar with Executive Board; she incorporated revisions and shared with full Board on 3/30. First official SSS email sent to all members on 3/31. SSS emails and virtual calendar continued through April, May, and into June 2020.