The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to cancel the upcoming season of the Morning Forum of Los Altos, unprecedented in the series’ 70 years of speakers.
The board of directors recently elected to scrub the 2020-2021 season in the wake of continued large-group restrictions. The group holds events Tuesday mornings at Los Altos United Methodist Church.
“I want you to know that this is not a decision we made quickly or easily,” board president Tim Farrell wrote in a June 12 letter to members. “We discussed the possibility of canceling only the fall/winter part of the season in the hope that restrictions on large-group gatherings would no longer be in place by February, but decided that, even without restrictions, the majority of our membership would still be reluctant to attend until a vaccine is widely available.”
Farrell added that the board considered holding virtual meetings.
“But this option removes a key element from the ‘formula’ that makes our program so special – an intelligent, receptive, and highly engaged audience that brings out the very best in our speakers,” he said.
Farrell indicated that Morning Forum would resume activity in 2021-2022, beginning its 71st year.
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