Hello Comrades – the Branch is still closed due to Provincial guidelines, however, we are working towards a July 6 reopening date. E-transfers are being accepted for donations, membership renewals or deposits for hall bookings for 2021. Branch 148 wishes to thank the many volunteers for assisting the Branch during this pandemic: to Cheryl, Larry, Tammy & Wayne for hosting a successful fundraiser for the Branch, and thank you to everyone who contributed; to Laura and Casey, for making sure our mail is being taken care of; to Fran, Susan, Richard, Robert,  Rose, Irene, Bill, Bruce and Tena for giving our hall a well-needed cleaning and painting and other repairs; and to everyone who has made a donation to help us get through these troubled times.  
On June 12, the Province lifted restrictions regarding the re-opening of patios. Our executive has met and decided to proceed with caution, with an anticipated opening date of early July.  This will enable us to open safely, with proper distancing regulations in effect. We will be contacting the Renfrew County Health Unit for their insight and inspection prior to reopening.  Please watch our Facebook page, and our website, for any further updates.  We look forward to reopening and seeing everyone again at the Branch.
Greg Walbeck
President