March 12, 2020

Dear Fellow Members,

With the news being dominated by the Coronavirus, it is important that we stay connected and informed. The Lakeside Yacht Club Board is monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and local authorities regarding the current situation. Our focus is to keep our club open and available to our members during our regular business hours, while being mindful of your welfare and that of our employees.

Here’s what we’re doing:

I you would like take out food service, you may call the club and place your order during the day, tell them what time you want to pick it up and we will take care of it for you.

The club is being cleaned daily, with special attention to disinfecting those touch points like doors, faucets, railings, etc.

We are ensuring that extra supplies such as hand sanitizer are available in the club.

Preparedness training specific for this situation has been implemented to ensure we are providing the resources and information our employees need at this time.

The safety of our members and staff is always the priority. Liberal sick leave is encouraged.

We are considering short and long-term contingency plans that include everything from tele-working and remote committee meetings, to supporting our staff if operations are impacted.

What we ask of you:

Please take good care of yourself and your families. See your healthcare provider if you are not feeling well. Please don’t come to the Club if you are not feeling well; that meeting can wait.

As outlined by the CDC, please follow illness prevention best practices. ( I’ve seen some creative handshakes lately! Ask George Gulden for tips!

We will keep you updated with our efforts and any changes to our operations. For now, look out for each other. I don’t say this lightly: we are family. These unprecedented circumstances can be overwhelming and stressful. If you can, reach out to a fellow member, check up on someone who hasn’t been around for a while, let us know if someone needs a helping hand.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or our General Manager, Larry Orlowski with any questions or concerns.

All the very best,

Rob Ruhlman