We’ve made it through 2020 and, like the rest of the world, look forward to the promise of hope 2021 brings.
Dear Friends of Weymouth,
This new year already brings changes. Ry Southard, who served as Executive Director for the past two years is no longer with us. Ry resigned for personal reasons and his last day was December 31. He made a big impact on both the physical landscape and the business landscape of the organization. We appreciate his considerable contributions. Ry kindly worked with the board to transition information, systems and grant cycles so we can continue to move the organization forward. During this interim period, as we assess the needs of the organization, we know we can rely upon our staff and our volunteers to continue the work of running Weymouth. A staff member will be in the front office every day for several hours, however, because of COVID we ask that you call or email to make an appointment in advance. All meetings will be in large, well-ventilated rooms or outside, masks on, not in offices.
I thank the Dirt Gardeners who kindly took down not only all the beautiful decorations that they put up for the holidays, but also removed the decorations the board put up on the front of the house. A special thanks to Kathy Luckhaus who spearheaded this work and to all who came out.
The Yule Rock! Raffle winner was generated from a certified random drawing on January 2 by RallyUp, the online program we utilized on run the event. No Weymouth hands touched the process. I am delighted, and slightly abashed, to announce that I am the winner! As prior to this I’ve only won a cake walk and wasn’t allowed to eat the cake because Mother didn’t know who baked it, it is rather exciting - especially for my son who cannot wait to get the guitar. Thank you again to Kvell Spirits with Worth & Tina Mitchell for sponsoring the raffle along with help from Casino Guitars and Ashten’s Restaurant.
A special thanks to all who included Weymouth in their end-of-year gifts. We know there are many choices, and we appreciate your consideration.
Stay tuned for information on the next improvement projects that are about to get underway. As the Boyd House turns 100 across 2021-22, we continue the renovation process, primarily funded through capital grants.
Best wishes for the New Year!
Thank you for your support.
Kathryn Talton President, Friends of Weymouth Board of Directors