I hope that you are all well and managing to keep yourselves entertained whilst the Club remains closed.
It is rapidly approaching a year since I took over as Chairman and it certainly has not been the year I was expecting with the numerous issues arising from the current pandemic.
I, on behalf of the General Committee, would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our fantastic club which relies upon the membership fees paid by you, our members, to allow provision of our wonderful facilities.
The General Committee is aware that all sections have been adversely affected by the pandemic and the various resulting restrictions on both sport and hospitality at the Club.
We await further information as to when we might be able to re-open our sporting facilities and eventually our hospitality offering but please rest assured that we will endeavour to re-open our facilities as soon as we are allowed.
As you know the General Committee decided that, as a result of swift and decisive actions and prudent cost control achieved last year through the Coronavirus pandemic, they were able to offer all members a 20% discount off 2021 subscription fees (if paid by the end of February 2021) in order to encourage you to renew your membership.
At the time the decision to offer the 20% discount was made, we were not expecting the current third lockdown. Clearly what the future holds is still unknown both in relation to when the Club can start to operate close to normally again and how much money the collection of this year’s membership fees will eventually achieve.
The General Committee’s main objective is to ensure the prudent management of the Club’s finances during this uncertain time in order to protect the continued longevity of the Club for all members. However, once the current uncertainties become clearer the General Committee will consider whether there are any sensible options available in order to give something further back to the members.
I look forward to seeing you all back at the Club as soon as possible.