SEPTEMBER 2020

SEPTEMBER AWOG NEWS

The summer of 2020 has come and gone and most of us managed to survive, unscathed by Covid-19.  As we all take precautions, stringently following the protective measures that the Greek government has announced, we look forward to the winter ahead, staying true to AWOG’s mission of being “committed to helping the community through financial and volunteer support of many non-profit, non-political Greek institutions as well as American community projects.”

September has begun with AWOG’s Community Services coordinating the process of cutting, sewing, stuffing, packaging and delivering Heart Pillows to hospitals in the greater Athens area.  There is a constant need, unfortunately, and recipients are always grateful.

The AWOG Literary Club will be meeting around the middle of the month to discuss another short story, this one by David Sedaris.

The culminating AWOG event of each calendar year has been the annual Christmas Bazaar which, this year, for the first time ever, will be an online event!  For this reason, all AWOG areas have been busy brainstorming, creating, photographing and generally preparing items that will be displayed online—on the AWOG website.  Do visit our website often to be informed of the beautiful items you can buy to gift to loved ones during the holidays while helping AWOG to support organizations in need.

During the last week of this month there will be a lecture on nutrition during COVID-19 given by a dietician.  This will evolve into a monthly lecture.

October promises lots of interesting events.  Here is a brief preview:  a lecture on breast cancer, chair yoga, a lecture on new careers after 65 as well as a museum tour.

Remember that to participate in these events (currently online via ZOOM), you must be an AWOG member.  If you are not, but would like to join, please follow the procedure outlined under “How to Join AWOG” on the AWOG website.  Looking forward to an enthusiastic beginning after the summer hiatus.

 

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