FOR Annual General Membership Meeting 2022

The Board of Directors voted during their Board meeting on January 4, 2022, to postpone the 2022 FOR Annual General Membership Meeting normally held each January.

Considering the continuing Covid-19 worldwide pandemic and recent case surge in Mississippi, the Board felt it would be unwise to host a large event at this time. We discussed hosting a virtual meeting, but the 2021 virtual meeting was not well-attended, and we feel that many members may not have access to the necessary technology or feel comfortable with this medium. A major part of the Annual Meeting each January is the fellowship, friendship, food, and conversation – which is just not possible with a virtual meeting.

The FOR Board members continue to meet every month, in person when we can and via Zoom meeting when we cannot be in person. Rest assured that FOR business and activities continue despite these last two (highly unusual) years. We are trying to keep you informed through this Newsletter, Facebook page and Instagram, and our newly redesigned website at

We are looking forward to the months ahead when this current surge has run its course and we can all get back together again. Our plans are to host a really fantastic meeting as soon as we can, hopefully this Spring when weather is warm, and we can gather outside. Start planning your potluck meals, get your outfits ready, and stay tuned for your invitation to the 2022 Friends of Raymond Annual Membership Meeting!

Read the full newsletter here.