There is ongoing confusion and discussion regarding wearing masks in light of the increasing contagion of the Delta Variant of Covid-19.  Wed have started planning that includes monthly meetings in person and classes in the Studio.  The SCHHCA BoD went on record last Thursday with the following statement:


BOD Recommendation

The Board of Directors and management team continue to monitor and take guidance from federal, state and local health care and government officials on COVID-related matters. Upon review of the July 27 announcement from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Board recommends wearing masks inside amenity buildings.
The Board appreciates your understanding and ongoing cooperation to mitigate the spread of the virus in the community.


Subsequently the Computer Club issued a statement “requiring” use of masks in their facility and meetings.


I polled our Club’s Board and a majority would support taking this more stringent path while expressing some concern ... I am asking the membership to make their own choice.  Frankly, we should not have to be “enforcers”.


We are in a State with about 50% fully vaccinated residents and I’m sure the rate across Sun City is higher.   The fact remains that many of us shop and attend events outside of Sun City and even outside the State so the prospect and probabilities of becoming Covid Positive whether vaccinated or not is real.  Going forward and until CDC and the Community change their positions the following information will be be displayed on signage in the Studio and at Meetings:


1. Wearing a MASK is RECOMMENDED in the Studio and Club activities.

2. Masks will be made available for those who forget one.

3. Vaccinated or not; if you have tested Covid Positive or have Flu/Cold-like symptoms Please Do Not Enter.

4. Hand Sanitizer and surface wipes will be prominently available in the Studio.


Hopefully with this approach we can help stem the growing impact of Covid-19.


Thank you for helping with this.


John Burrack


The Island Writer’s Network is again creating a book of Prose and Poetry.  Read the rules and instructions for submissions of photos on the attached document.  


If you have questions after reading the attached document contact:

James A. Mallory, IWN Moderator,


Please mark your calendar!  Our next Monthly General Meeting will be on September 14th at 7 Pm at Hidden Cypress.  Our speaker will be Chris Smith, speaking on Drone Photography.  Competition Theme is "Wet"!  Please note this is a print competition.  If you need help printing please go to one of the help seasons in the studio.