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Dear Fellow International Neighbors Women:
I hope you all were able to come through the terrible pandemic without too much stress. I know you are looking forward to meeting in person again as much as I am. As we begin moving toward more in-person small group meetings, I have a sense of hope and pride because, throughout the pandemic, members of our IN community remained engaged with one another outdoors in winter and through the use of technology. I know we all look forward to being able to gather again in person for International Days. As for what lies ahead I would like to share some of our plans for 2021.
There will be a get-together on September 23rd at Gallup park – we have secured the Maas shelter at Gallup Park for our September 23rd gathering from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Please do not attend if you have not been vaccinated. Otherwise come to talk, have a snack and learn more about the plans for the coming year for International Neighbors.
With optimism, I anticipate International Neighbors will hold in-person International Days in October, or November. While this may not be a complete return to our International Day celebrations of previous years, we are determined to honor our members with a more personal, traditional approach than was possible in 2020. Watch for more details in mid-September as our planning moves forward.
I recognize the many difficulties the past year presented to us. The year 2020 will long be remembered as one of the most arduous in history. As a community, we came together and rose to meet the challenges head-on––further demonstrating the extraordinary resilience, strength, and determination of IN women. Whatever lies ahead in the year to come, I know we will thrive and look forward to all we will accomplish as International Neighbors, our IN Days, our groups, and the neighbors that connect with us from afar.
Please check your email – our Facebook page, and your group emails for updates as we move closer to in-person IN Days. Please, if you have not yet been vaccinated do so – it will be a requirement to attend our in-person meetings in the future.
With kindest regards and optimism,
Andra Bsotian Ferguson – President, International Neighbors
International Open House Thursday, September 23, 2021
Please join International Neighbors
September 23rd from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
at Gallup Park in the Mass Shelter.
This is a gathering to celebrate another year of friendship, love, and respect with women from ALL nations.
You must be vaccinated to attend!
For questions or more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not already gotten your flu shot this year, please get one now. You don’t want to risk getting flu and COVID-19 and you don’t want to risk spreading it to anybody else. Getting a flu shot does not cause you to get the flu. It’s very safe.
Message from the Department of Health and Human Services:
If you think you may have been exposed to someone you can get a rapid test. You do not have to have ANY symptoms just check the box that asks if you have been around someone that may have covid19.
CVS is offering free drive-thru testing at two Ann Arbor locations (2100 W. Stadium Blvd. and 1700 S. Industrial Highway) for people with symptoms, as well as asymptomatic workers and asymptomatic individuals who have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19. 1-866-389-2727
Our monthly programs and small groups are held from September through May.
Some groups continue throughout
Activities & Groups?
International Neighbors (IN) are “Neighbors” (local women) who welcome “Newcomers” (women from other countries) into the community through participation in a wide variety of activities. Our monthly programs and small groups are held from September through May.