Overcome and press on
Even as we face unprecedented crisis, we want you to know that we are here for you and we are committed to bringing you member-benefitting content.
Like most of you, I welcomed 2020 and the new decade with great anticipation. As I contemplated my 10th year serving as your editor, I never thought we would be addressing a global pandemic within the pages of our magazine. At the time of this writing, the Oklahoma Living staff is conducting the entire production of this endearing publication from home. I am proud of our team and of each magazine contributor for adjusting to a “new normal” to ensure our production process doesn’t miss a beat. More than ever, we want to communicate with you. We want to be a resource that brings you meaningful, local, informative and inspiring content.
In an effort to adapt to challenging times, you may notice a few changes in this edition or in upcoming editions:
- We have temporarily suspended the “Oklahoma Events” section due to CDC social distancing guidelines;
- Our in-home date, which typically falls on the 1st or 2nd of the month will be delayed by one to two days due to a temporary printing plant change for our magazine. You can expect to receive the publication in your mailbox between the 3rd or 4th of the month during the months of June to September;
- We made adjustments to our editorial calendar to showcase impact stories of how Oklahomans are responding to COVID-19.
We understand this is a challenging time for everyone. Since 1948, our magazine has been faithfully printed each month as a service from Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives to every co-op member. Even as we face unprecedented crisis, we want you to know that we are here for you and we are committed to bringing you member-benefitting content.
In the midst of many unknowns, our staff would like to remind you that we care about each of you. While we are practicing social distancing and missing many of our regular interactions, we hope the pages of our magazine remind you of how special and resilient Oklahomans are. We live in a beautiful state, made up of caring, friendly and compassionate people who never hesitate to take care of each other. We know that together we will overcome this difficult time, and we will be stronger for it.
Please drop me a note anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you are doing or share a story idea with us. After all, this is when we thrive the most: We overcome and we tell those stories. One day, future generations will look back and will find the strength and the inspiration to press on when times get tough. Stay well, stay safe and stay strong. Happy reading!