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President's Message
My Dear Doll Friends,

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ittle did I know when I ended my last President's Message in the
winter edition of DOLL NEWS with "until next time" that this,
my next message, would address the COVID-19 pandemic. I am
certainly not alone in this as few of us were prepared for how this global
pandemic has brought our society, economy, and many of our institutions
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to a halt. To say that the current situation is scary, and unsettling, is a
gigantic understatement.
Your Executive Committee has been spending a great deal of time monitoring the guidance of the
World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control as it relates to UFDC activities. We share
your anxiety and want you to know that you are not alone.
I know that many of you have cancelled club meetings, doll shows and events. At Headquarters we
have cancelled events in the Museum and closed the building to the public for a time in order to protect
our staff. At times like this, technology can really help us stay in touch - so send your doll photos,
videos, book recommendations, articles etc. to me at Barbara@UFDC.org and we will share them with
our UFDC family. We are all so fortunate to have our wonderful hobby - it will help keep us sane during
this trying time.
I am sure that the 2020 Convention in Dallas is on the minds of many. This is such a rapidly changing
situation that we cannot predict what the situation will be in Dallas in 4 months. If cancellation becomes
necessary for the health and safety of our staff and attendees, refunds will be available.
We have a wonderful Convention planned. In this issue of DOLL NEWS, you will read about the
wonderful meal events, seminars, Master Classes and other events that are planned. Wonderful dealers
are coming with fabulous dolls and the competition room will rival any museum in the world. The
tender loving boutique is back and this time you won't have to get up early to get in line for the great
bargains. New items will be added every day in a special location. A fun treasure hunt!
Meanwhile spring is here - that most beautiful season of the year. The advent of warm weather after
the cold winds of winter. We may have April showers, but we also have the hope of May flowers. And
spring begins the season of brides.
In this issue of DOLL NEWS you will find articles pertaining to a diversity of brides and weddings
and realize that each bride is unique. As we celebrate the different brides, we also celebrate the
differences in our members, clubs and our collecting interests.
There is a wedding tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something
blue. And so it is with our collecting. Some of us love antique dolls, and some love the most modern Ball
Jointed Dolls. And many of us love every type in between! As for the bride's "something blue" it also
reminds us that there are many shades of blue - from the palest baby blue to dark navy - just as there
are many types of dolls. Let us take joy in our doll collecting diversity!
As our daily lives are changed in so many ways right now, it is important to remember that this is a time
when we need to support each other. Please take precautions in order to keep yourself and others healthy.
Until next time,

Barbara Stone
DOLL NEWS * UFDC.ORG

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