Although the pandemic and Governor Lamont’s “stay at home’ order has kept us pretty much apart physically, the long-running Granby Men’s Breakfast group led by Duncan Rowles has continued to meet in a new virtual environment. “We feel it is essential our 200+ member group have an avenue to connect, particularly during this pandemic,” said Rowles, “and thanks to our innovative members, in particular Skip Mission, we are meeting monthly via Zoom for the foreseeable future.”
The men’s group meets on the second Friday of every month. In the past the men have not met during July and August, but the group’s leaders felt a need this year to stay connected, hence the eGroup.
On Aug. 14, Dr. Jordan Grossman, superintendent of Granby Public Schools, spoke about tentative plans on how the public schools will be adjusting to teaching in this new uncertain pandemic environment.
On Friday, Sept. 11, the speaker will be Connor Hogan, director of McLean Game Refuge. Hogan has spoken to the group before and is very popular, as he is articulate and engaging in sharing his knowledge in an understandable way. Hogan joined the refuge in the summer of 2017 as the fourth director since it opened in 1932, and oversees research, conservation, education and recreation across 4,400 acres of forests, meadows and waterways.
The Granby Men’s eGroup meetings start at 9 a.m. with time for members to chat virtually and catch up on the local news. The speaker begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. Men of any age who are interested in joining the eGroup should email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the invite list for the next Zoom meeting.