After a summer break with no meeting held in July, the Commandery took advantage on 7 August 2021 of less-restrictive COVID-19 protective measures in place at the time. The result was a fantastic turnout of 23 Companions at a backyard barbeque at the home of CAPT (USN-Ret.) John and Cricket Laible, both NOUS NWT Companions.
In addition, two additional participants joined in from Oregon via Zoom, making this meeting the Commandery’s first “hybrid” event of the year. The overall result was a success, and we are now investigating additional technologies to enhance these future joint meetings. The objective is to continue with local meetings that also will include Companions unable to travel to the in-person meeting sites.