COVID-19 Message From Our President
Let us Pray!
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 New International Version
March 18, 2020
My Dear Silhouettes,
As we strive to successfully overcome the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, let us abide by and heed the precautionary recommendations of our learned healthcare professionals.
- Remember the importance of protecting our older citizens who may be the most vulnerable. Great care must be taken to mitigate our beloved elders’ exposure to those who may be inadvertent carriers of the coronavirus.
- Of course, preventive measures must be taken to lessen the spread of this virus by employing and modelling best practice hygiene methods (i.e., proper handwashing, sneezing where appropriate, social distancing, and elbow bumping instead of handshaking).
- Please follow the guidelines and requirements are being provided on a frequent basis by the CDC and the White House. As a 40-plus year CDC employee, I know first-hand that the necessary work is being accomplished (around the clock) to contain this threat to our communities.
- Consider postponing, rescheduling, or even cancelling face-to-face meetings, events, and activities until we are advised that it is once again safe to continue with these types of functions. Explore the use of applicable virtual meeting methods (such as teleconference calls and electronic meeting platforms) to continue the work of the Silhouettes. Actually, your National Silhouettes Executive Board uses an electronic/virtual meeting environment which we have found to be quite effective.
My Silhouette Sisters, we are facing what appears to be very uncertain times. However, I submit to you that during this period of uncertainty, we must stand on the shoulders of our ancestors. We must fully reconnect with how we were raised and never forget who raised us. We were raised to stand strong in the face of adversity. We were raised to lean on our faith. We were raised to know that there is absolutely nothing that can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Always remember Silhouettes, we are individually unique, and together – with God’s help, strength, and fortitude – we are complete as we overcome this adversity and continue to bridge the gap within our families and communities. God bless you and your families. Pray for me as I continue to pray for you all.
Yours in Victory,
Janice Hall Dean
National Silhouettes President