The holiday season is upon us but it is not back to normal. The club will not be decorated for Natale, but, I am hopeful that next year will bring us back together.
The Wednesday experiment has been a success with about a dozen or so people coming down to play bocce & Pedro each week. The bartender has made a few drinks & we have had a good time. That means that starting in December, until further notice, the Club will be open every Wednesday from 1 to 5 for members to come & play, drink or just hang out.
We are struggling to predict how this pandemic will affect us next year. We have cut our expenses the past two years, along with donations from members & drive through meal income, we are in the black. We have reduced our overhead by reducing our internet, phone costs, eliminated our commercial trash pick ups, pest control service, resulting in many thousands of dollars saved. That is changing now that we have had a couple of indoor dining events & we transition to the new “normal”.
Next year we will need all of our members to join in our dinners. Bring friends and family for a great time.
Last month we had a competitive election for Board members. I want to thank Gary Piva and Don Wilson for their service as Board members. I hope to see them continue to volunteer in the kitchen & at events. I also want to welcome two new members to the Board. In January Bob Porta & Tony Jeffrey will start two year terms on the Board.
I hope you all get your booster shot & stay safe. Our club has a very high vaccination rate & it has proven to be a smart way to go.
Ciao, Roland Lazzarotto