Welcome to the 2021 Killdeer Island Club – Post Covid-19! . . . . hopefully
What a year 2020 was! At first, we are stymied by the coronavirus. And before this pandemic is fully understood, BAM! The Club is hit by, not one, but two trees! Well at least we no longer had to worry about replacing roofing shingles J. In retrospect, it couldn’t have happened at a better time since the club was already closed for all events. And, in addition to the building repairs and various code-required upgrades we were able to include during the repair effort, the Club now has a new kitchen and we can all look forward to putting that to use.
But, what we do need are more volunteers. Consider the benefits of volunteering:
- gaining confidence by giving yourself the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement;
- having a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general;
- feeling part of something outside your friends and family;
- learning new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications;
- challenging yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents, and;
- having fun!
So, if you have a skill or an idea for a fund (or fun) event, step up we would love to hear from you!
To that end, we also need a new Property Manager whose main job is to coordinate volunteer efforts to get done the list of “What can you volunteer to do?” shown on the Application. Send an email to the club if you’re interested or want to learn more about this role.
Due to the Covid issues last year and in accordance with “Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020”, elections were not held. In accordance with the emergency provisions issued, the positions that would have been voted on were automatically extended one year. So this year, every club officer and director position is on the ballot: President, Secretary, a Director and the Alternate Director will be on the ballot for the final year of their 2 year term. The Vice-President, Treasurer and 2 Directors will be on the ballot for their 2 year term.
You will notice that the events schedule this year, at this time, is mostly “to be announced” as we all await the vaccination process and our ability to get back to normal. New to the schedule, First Friday (camp)Fire night at Sandy Beach starting in May. Stop by starting at sunset, socially distance if we still need to, and have a little fun.
Here’s to our 91st year and the start of a new decade for KIC!
Bill Farino, Treasurer
Killdeer Island Club
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