Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone - it hardly seems possible we are already at the end of May when time seems to have stopped our lives in our tracks with this COVID-19 situation. I myself hope to be out on the water sailing this weekend, but no matter where you will be, enjoy time with family and friends to celebrate a very important day to salute our fallen soldiers. It is their sacrifice that helped make this country as great as it has become, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude and homage. I was sad not long ago to hear about a 100-year old veteran who served in wars fighting for our country and lived a long life, only to be taken by this COVID-19 disease. It's just not right, just not fair. All of what's happening just doesn't seem right that such a worldwide disease has taken so many people and destroyed so many families and businesses. However, we are all in this together and will survive and be stronger!
A quick note of thanks to Carl Hellerqvist who donated his pressure washer to PPYC, the unit of which is in the shed. I don't know the condition of our other one but am sure Carl's will work great - thank you Carl! I'll have to figure out a system soon for our members and pressure washer usage, as the shed is always locked - TBD. If you need it soon, let me know - I'll work something out.
I am excited that we have proven ourselves able to move into Phase II this Monday. Charles will publish more guidelines on our Coronavirus Updates page as soon they’re available. I advised last week that all PPYC permits had been pulled until June 15th (also being advised that date could move). Not sure how all this is going to work yet but will keep you apprised as I know.
A new procedure is in place at the marina; even though Russell is on the premises, the building is still not open to the public yet. I understand also that the bathrooms that were vandalized are being repaired as we speak (or may even be finished by the time you read this Email). That's a relief for more than one reason! I also was advised that we had to move our club boat trailer out of the upper parking lot near the ramp, and that all boats / boat trailers needed to be removed by this weekend. Everyone now has to park in the lower parking lot. I believe there's a Metro plan in the works for converting the upper lot into a revenue producer. Awaiting further information.
God bless America - and love to all of you and can't wait for the hugs again!