From the RDA Council Members To the RDA Community, with heartfelt thanks for your dedication and work in 2020 and warmest wishes for 2021

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18 Dec 2020

From the RDA Council Members To the RDA Community, with heartfelt thanks for your dedication and work in 2020 and warmest wishes for 2021

Thank you so much for all of your hard work, patience and perseverance in what has been a challenging year.  You have been innovative and creative to ensure that RDA has continued to succeed on a range of fronts.  All the best for the holidays and wishing you and your families a healthy and happy 2021. Jill Benn


Dear friends, wishing you a Happy Christmas and a restful and well-deserved break over the holiday season. 2020 has been challenging in many ways, but your work throughout the year has made everything brighter. It’s an honour and a pleasure to work with such professional and dedicated colleagues. Hoping 2021 will be a great year for us all, Sandra Collins.





Dear RDA friends and colleagues,

Many thanks for your continuous support in this extremely challenging year for all of us. It has not been easy working in a virtual and one dimensional world for the past ten months. I am really amazed by the dedication, resilience and togetherness of our fantastic community. I wish you a well-deserved relaxing Holiday Season and a very happy and healthy 2021! Ingrid Dillo




Thanks a million, to all - Global Players who went out to combat COVID 19. May God bless you all. Our Heart goes out to all who succumbed to the pandemic. Rest in Peace. To All colleagues and our stakeholders - Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year May God Grant you all your wishes.

Joyce Gosata Maphanyane





Along with my fellow RDA Council members, I would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you for your commitment to the RDA Organization and efforts to make us what we are today, especially during 2020. Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year. Jason Haga


In this most unusual of holiday seasons, I’d like to join my fellow members of the RDA Council in wishing you and your family the warmest of greetings, with thanks for all of the effort you put into the RDA.  Without your support we simply could not make RDA happen.  Happy Holidays! Bob Hanisch




Dear All,

Thank you for your continuous support throughout the difficult year of 2020. 2020 proved to us the need to reinforce data sharing for better and faster decisions. I wish you all a peaceful holiday season with your loved ones around. The Jupiter-Saturn Alignment, the ‘Christmas Star’ on the 21st of December, is a special ending to a special year, and will guide us to a better future. I wish you all Happy New Year with the photo from NASAEdit Herczog


Best wishes for the Holiday Season to friends and colleagues in the RDA community. Many thanks to you all for an amazing effort during a challenging time - there is no better group of colleagues than this one. And what better way to celebrate this season of rest and celebration than with a picture of the old guy (who some say looks a bit like Santa) getting a hug from a relative newcomer to the RDA community, and maybe the future Santa. Thanks for all your hard work - sending you all warm hugs from both me and grandson Arthur! Mark Leggott


Greetings in Portuguese from Brazil - Tudo de bom e maravilhoso para você e sua família durante as festas de fim de ano! Muito obrigada pelo tempo, esforço e carinho que você dedicou à RDA.  Vamos nos encontrar fisicamente em 2021 para mais comemorações. Meanwhile, while we wait, a photo from Rio´s 2018 Christmas tree - which, this year, will just sprout in our hearts and minds, but in 2021 will again become physical reality. Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros