AGM APPOINTS NEW TREASURER

Please welcome Brigetta Hamilton as our new treasurer, Martin is remaining on the committee in another role so it is a real win for the club. More info and AGM updates in the newsletter next week.

Notice of the AGM on September 11

Elwood Sailing Club
Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Elwood Sailing Club Inc. will be held as an on-line Zoom video meeting, on Friday 11th September, from 7.00 – 8:30 pm.

This Notice contains information on how to use Zoom, and information you need to send to the Secretary if you are planning to attend, or are nominating a proxy, or are nominating for the General Committee.

AGM Attendance

To attend and vote at the AGM you must be a current financial member. Senior, Family Partner, Life, or Junior members are entitled to vote; Associate Members are not.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please advise by email to secretary@elwoodsc.com by September 4. 

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Membership Renewal 2020/21

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2020/21 TO BE PAID AUG 1 – 31, 2020.

While there remains some uncertainty about when all the club operations will move to a ‘new normal” we are preparing for normal sailing and racing next season and are working towards rebuilding our venue hire operations as soon as permitted.

The Committee has decided that in view of the overall financial impact of the COVID19 on the community and members, the normal change in membership fees due cost of living increases will not apply this year, and so all fees will be the same as last year. In addition, payment of fees for next season has been extended this year with payments to be made from Aug 1 to Aug 31. There will be a late payment fee of $50 for payments received after Aug 31.

If you would like to discuss progressive payment of your membership and storage fees in these difficult times please contact our manager Amanda Innes. Any discussions will remain confidential.

Instructions for Renewal

CLICK HERE TO RENEW

Please click on link above to renew your membership for 2020-21 season. If you experience issues with the process or wish to change your membership or other category please contact our manager, Amanda Innes. If you would like to discuss progressive payment of your membership and storage fees in these difficult times please contact the Club Manager. Any discussions will remain confidential.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Club and may the 2020-21 sailing season be an enjoyable one.

Warm regards,

ESC General Committee

Covid 19 Update ESC

Dear Members,

Due to reimposition of COVID19 Stage 3 restrictions the Club has been closed and key fobs have been turned off. If you wish to remove your boat or other equipment from the club please contact our manager Amanda to arrange the time when your key fob will be turned on (03 9531 4743  manager@elwoodsc.com). Work on your boat at the club is not permitted.

The advice from Australian Sailing is as follows:

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ELWOOD SAILING CLUB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2020/21 TO BE PAID AUG 1 – 31, 2020.

While there remains some uncertainty about when all the club operations will move to a ‘new normal” we are preparing for normal sailing and racing next season and are working towards rebuilding our venue hire operations as soon as permitted.
The Committee has decided that in view of the overall financial impact of the COVID19 on the community and members, the normal change in membership fees due cost of living increases will not apply this year, and so all fees will be the same as last year. In addition, payment of fees for next season has been extended this year with payments to be made from Aug 1 to Aug 31. There will be a late payment fee of $50 for payments received after Aug 31
If you would like to discuss progressive payment of your membership and storage fees in these difficult times please contact our manager Amanda Innes. Any discussions will remain confidential.

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Clubhouse Access Due to Coronavirus

With the recent easing of some Government restrictions the Club is hoping to provide more access to the boat storage area, the ground floor change rooms, and the first floor club room and deck areas. We will announce the changes when we have approval from the Council. In the meantime we all must continue to follow the existing rules on access. Please remember that following the recent increase in COVID19 cases the police have again been empowered to issue on-the-spot fines for non-compliance to individuals and organisations.

GOOD NEWS WE ARE ON THE WAY BACK

  From Monday 1st June

Reopening for Recreational Sailing and Boat Maintenance

Following relaxation of the COVID rules concerning gatherings and sports the club will reopen for recreational sailing and boat maintenance on Monday June 1.

The following requirements when attending the club are intended to be in line with the Victorian Government COVID19 community health regulations and advice as they apply to boating and sailing, and the Australian Sailing guidelines. The specific plan for ESC has been approved by the City of Port Philip Council and must be complied with.

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Covid 19 Update from the Commodore

Monday’s announcement from the Victorian Government clearly now permits recreational boating, subject to maintaining at all times the social distancing rules of  1.5m separation (apart from family members you live with), and with no more than 10 people in a group (outside). Club facilities must remain closed, except toilets.    For the time being ESC club house including the ground floor will remain closed, in line with the direction on use of facilities, and to protect member and staff health. We expect to receive further guidance from Australian Sailing, and will advise if there are any changes. Hopefully there will be further easing of the restrictions at the end of May. 

Covid 19 Update for Windsurfers/Paddleboarders

Last Friday night the Chief Health Officer (CHO) made an announcement that paddles sports are now included in the exercise clause of a reason to leave home.  At this stage windpowered sports are still part of the prohibited activity of recreational boating.  As shown last week on the Better Boating website – windsurfing and Kitesurfing are included in the scope of recreational boating.

Covid19 Response – ESC Closed

In the interests of the health and safety of members, and in response to the Stage 3 restrictions in effect from mid-night March 30th we have taken the decision to suspend all club activities including access to the ground floor boat storage area. If you want to remove your boats/boards and other personal equipment from the storage area you will have access until mid-night (tonight) Monday 30th March using your key fob. Access after that time for boat/board removal will need to be organised by contacting the manager Manager@Elwoodsc.com At all times you should comply with social distancing and hygiene requirements. It is with much regret that this temporary action needs to be taken.