MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

DEAR MEMBERS – SINCE MY LAST ADDRESS WHO COULD HAVE IMAGINED THAT WE WOULD FIND OURSELVES STILL IN THE GRIP OF THIS DREADFUL COVID VIRUS. AS WE ALL STRUGGLE WITH LOCKDOWNS, ZOOM MEETINGS, LECTURES/CLASSES I WANT TO REACH OUT TO YOU AGAIN AND REMIND YOU THAT WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

– THE BATD IS HERE FOR YOU –

VIA THE ZOOM PLATFORM OUR TRUSTEES AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS MEET REGULARLY AND OUR BRILLIANT TECHNICAL COMMITTEES CONTINUE WORKING, ON LINE, PRODUCING NEW WORK ON OUR BEHALF. MANY OF OUR REGIONS ARE NOW HOLDING THEIR REGULAR MEETINGS ON LINE, PLEASE LOG IN, THEY WILL CERTAINLY HELP YOU FEEL CONNECTED AGAIN AND IT IS UPLIFTING AND WONDERFUL TO SEE MANY FAMILIAR FACES ONCE AGAIN.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON OUR WEB SITE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ANY FORTHCOMING EXCITING ZOOM LECTURES AND MEETINGS AND OF COURSE FOR DETAILS OF THIS YEARS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CAST YOUR VOTES AND ENJOY THE LECTURES.

AS YOU KNOW THE OFFICE IS CLOSED, HOWEVER OUR DEDICATED KATRINA AND STAFF CONTINUE WORKING (ALL BE IT MAINLY WORKING FROM HOME) ON OUR BEHALF KEEPING THINGS RUNNING, IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US PLEASE DO SO AT ENQUIRIES@BATD.CO.UK.

WE ALL DESPERATELY WANT THIS PANDEMIC TO END AND RETURN TO SOME KIND OF NORMALITY, AND NOW WITH THE VACCINES AVAILABLE THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.

NOW MORE THAN EVER, IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE TO REMAIN POSITIVE AND SECURE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE SHALL (IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE) ONCE AGAIN RETURN TO AND ENJOY OUR DANCING ACTIVITIES.

PLEASE TAKE CARE – STAY SAFE – AND KEEP POSITIVE.

MISS ELMA WHYTE
B.A.T.D. PRESIDENT