February opens with the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year.
Last month, I headlined the CMIRC bulletin with the hope that we'd return to in-person meetings as the Covid-19 case numbers were in decline for Chiang Mai province. However, in-country travel and parties during the Christmas and traditional New Year's celebrations caused a worrying up-tick in Covid cases. After a welcome in-person meeting of Chiang Mai International Rotary Club (CMIRC) on January 4, we had to retreat to ZOOM meetings when the provincial governor asked groups to refrain from gathering.
So, we weren't very active in January. Let's hope February is better as the Covid case count is going down and the usual influx of Chinese tourists for the CNY holiday is non-existent.
Settle down with your favorite beverage, appropriately socially distanced, to read our latest bulletin, below. Enjoy!