COVID-19 Support & April 2020 Chapter Meeting Change

Hello NAPO-New England members,

I hope you all are well and staying safe right now.

The health and safety of our membership is a top priority. Although much of what has been happening around us is outside of our control, we are a strong and supportive community. As such, it is imperative that we, as a chapter, be there for each other and focus on what we can control.

We already have several tools and platforms available to us to stay connected like the We Are NAPO-New England Facebook group and POINT.  If you aren’t a member of the Facebook group, please search for it on Facebook and request to be added. And of course, we encourage picking up the phone and talking to one another. There are also many other tools such as Zoom, Facetime, etc., that can be used for group chats so please check on each other; this can be an incredibly isolating time.

The NAPO-New England Organizing POSSE Success Group has scheduled a virtual meeting for April 9th from 9:30-11am. All are welcome to this meeting too! The meeting details will be posted on our ‘We Are NAPO-New England’ Facebook group as well as on POINT.

We have decided to cancel our upcoming monthly NAPO-New England meeting on April 13th at 6pm so that we can all attend the NAPO Virtual Chapter meeting that evening.

The NAPO Virtual Chapter wants to share some of their knowledge on Virtual Organizing and is pleased to invite all NAPO members to a free NAPO Virtual Chapter meeting “A Panel Discussion with Virtual Professional Organizers” on Monday, April 13th at 7pm EST. The panel features five VC Board members who are also virtual organizers, with areas of expertise including residential, productivity, home staging, financial, coaching and more. They are offering this meeting FREE to all NAPO members. Register online at NAPOVC.com. Submit your virtual organizing questions prior to the meeting  by sending an email to technology@napovc.com.

COVID-19 blind-sided us all and has brought most of our businesses to a screeching halt. I hope you use this time to work “on” your business while you can’t work “in” your business and focus on checking off those to do lists that seem never-ending and get to those things you always wished you had time for. When you feel scared, remind yourself that this too shall pass, things will get better and it’s not going to be like this forever. We will get through this together!

Be well,

Stasia Steele

NAPO-New England Chapter President

 

COVID-19 is highly contagious; to ensure that we only spread kindness with each other, please take every precaution to avoid physical contact with others (keep 6 feet away), wash your hands with soap frequently, and follow other social distancing directions given by your local authorities.

You can find more information at:

https://www.mass.gov

https://www.ri.gov

https://www.vermont.gov

https://www.nh.gov

https://www.maine.gov