I would like to start my message with a quick call out to everyone at a very strange time in Victoria and genuinely ask, RU OK? The actual day for this is the 10th September, however it’s important that we as a group support each other and those around us during this time. It’s not just for one day, but ongoing and I encourage you all to maintain the contacts you have inside and outside the club.
Personally, I’ve been working from home since late March and know just how isolating it can be. The club dealings and interactions for me are a great way to break the monotony. I’ve also purchased a project boat, which is getting plentyof attention at the moment. I look forward to seeing everyone’s boats after lockdown. There’s bound to be plenty of well polished yachts on the water.
Let’s hope these next few weeks pay off and we can all get back to what we love doing. Of course that’s SAILING!
It is great to see some new members joining already. We look forward to meeting everyone when we’re all back at the club. One of our recent new members has taken no time in getting involved in club activities. Big Thank You to Stuart Moesley who kindly rendered up some of the exterior walls that were in need of attention after the recent renovations.
I look forward to making the most of the club since being renovated. It looks amazing and is a credit to all involved. I would like to once again congratulate Andrew Martin (Mono), Lisa Marklew and Brian Marklew for the effort they put into this project. It truly takes our clubhouse to a new level and one that we all look forward to enjoying.
Our call out for a Treasurer to take over from Graeme Ainslie has been answered. Thank you to David Blundell for putting his hand up. He brings a good level of experience to the role and it’s great to have him on board. Graeme will be great support to David until he is up to speed. David sails on keelboats and is familiar to many members having sailed with Clarky on 2xtreme and now with David Phillips on Rogue.
The new risk management and sponsorship subcommittees are well formed and work is already underway. Both of these represent a great opportunity for SBSC and will be a big step forward for the club once fully implemented.
We are planning a great season to begin in late September, of course this is subject to government advice and we will most likely experience some delays.
The presentation of trophies from the 2019/20 season remains outstanding, which includes Junior and Senior Club Persons of the year. We will of course wait to present these at the club when we’re able to have a large number of people together again.
For now, stay safe and healthy