To Members of the South Shores Community Association:

I hope this note finds you and your loved ones well and safe. We are living in challenging times, but times that find us united in purpose; getting beyond the Coronavirus. 

I recently retired from a successful career as CEO of Romero’s Food Products, Inc., a manufacturer of tortillas. Therefore, my daily life has changed dramatically; as has most people in the United States and countries around the world.  Personally, I was hit with a double whammy, no more hustle and bustle of commute and work; as well as stay at home.

These are times that test us. During these days of “lock down” we celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day, remembered the men and women who brought freedom to the world as we know it today, honored the men and women who are fighting this terrible Pandemic from EMT’s, nurses, doctors, firefighters, police, our nation’s military; not to be forgotten our mail carriers, grocery workers, sanitation personnel amongst others.

Many businesses have been shuttered, neighbors furloughed or laid off, stock market ups and downs effecting retirement savings, dreams and upending graduations and employment opportunities. These are times that test us ALL.  These are times that character counts. 

As my wife Jo-Ann and I walk our dog Lucca, we have met so many neighbors, many wearing masks, keeping our social distancing, but being greeted with smiling eyes and friendly hello’s.

The Pandemic caused the cancellation of the SSCA annual meeting, Health & Wellness symposium, and may result in cancellation of our annual reception; Only time will tell. 

However, with the help of modern technology the SSCA has continued to function during this period, via remote access ZOOM, Skype, Face Time etc. Monthly meetings have continued, board elections taken place, updated Bylaws, membership continues to thrive and grow, 

This note serves as a reminder; your SSCA is here, working on behalf of its members to provide effective communications, awareness of our community’s safety and never-ending goal to provide togetherness and volunteerism throughout South Shores.

May God Bless all of you, stay safe, stay healthy, abide by the rules. 

Rich Scandaliato, President SSCA