Due to COVID 19 restrictions, only events that are required for the running of the club or can adhere to social distancing have been scheduled. For planning purposes, an additional schedule can be found in the Members Only section showing potential events if restrictions ease during the season.
Simon Arcand is away from July 21 – July 29 and will not forwarding club messages during this period.
Posted Jul 23/21
This is a reminder that the bar is now open on Wednesday evenings. It has been great to see the members who have come out on the past two Wednesday nights to watch or participate in the Diehard races.
We are still not yet in a position to serve food, but the barbeques on the back deck are available if you want to bring your own meal and cook it within your family or table group.
After the success of our first Friday night get-together on July 16, plans are underway for a second event on August 6. The bar will be open but you will be responsible for bringing your own food. Plan to come join the fun!!
Posted Jul 23/21
The list of guests accompanying a club member at CFB Trenton is updated every week, reaching the guard at the gate effective during the weekend. Club members who want that list updated must forward their request to Gerard at email@example.com by the previous Wednesday.
Posted Jul 10/21
For this season we have 2 optimus dinghies 2 cl 11 s and 2 cl 14 s that we will set up to use in the bay from the club shores. This is a great way to introduce your kids and grandkids to sailing . As a club member, you can adopt one dinghy for the whole summer. Members who adopt a dinghy will be responsible to set it up when they use it with the assistance of Gerard or Rick Tinga. We will have the pressure washer available for cleaning for your first use of the season and then we will rig with the proper equipment. This is your dinghy for the season.
We all look forward to seeing the boats on the bay once again.
Posted Jul 10/21
Hi, I hope everyone is able to enjoy the summer as COVID limitations start to slowly lift.
Following the SAGM I had a meeting with the Flag as well as the Harbor Master and a prospective Docks and Mooring Officer. It was a productive meeting as we planned a way forward.
The following was decided and will be looked into.
The issue of an engineering study done on the existing docks versus installing new engineered docks to handle boats larger than 36 ft was decided in favour of the new engineered docks. This discussion was made due to the lack of resources, both volunteer and finances, and the many unanswerable questions regarding the existing docks that would be mandatory for the study. This also led to the decision by the Flag that most of our efforts will be spent on ensuring the current assets are safe and secure and investigating the feasibility of new engineered docks to accommodate larger boats.
Dwight, with Bruce’s help, will create a survey for the Flag’s approval which will then be sent out to all club members to fill in. The purpose of the survey is to determine what is expected by the club membership, what is really needed by the club membership, and what they are willing to commit to in reference to the Club’s future. This is to include, but will not be limited to, increasing the max boat size limitations, maintaining and safe guarding current assets at the club (prioritizing the large projects) and what services do they want at the club. As per Bruce’s suggestion the study/survey done by Gananoque can be used as a template.
Dennis will investigate the cost of getting new docks versus redesigning the current docks.
Jason will investigate the use of pilings versus anchors for both new docks and securing current docks.
The next Flag get together will be on the 6th of Jul.
It has also come to my attention that there are some questions being asked on the Club’s Facebook page. I just want to make sure everyone understands that the Facebook page or any other social media is not the forum to ask and expect answers from your Flag or Executive Committee. Please do not take this as censoring social media; if you want to have a conversation with a friend about the Club on social media, that is what social media is for. If you are looking for answers from the Flag or Executive Committee please ensure you direct your questions directly to a member of the Flag or through the Club email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, for associative members, you can present your concerns to the Member at Large Rep (Jack McDonald) who can present them directly to the Commodore on your behalf.
I am usually pretty good at answering emails within a day or two. I ask you to be patient. The Club is not a business; it is one of many Special Interest Activities (SIA) under the Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services (CFMWS). As well, your Flag and committee members are made up of unpaid volunteers most, of whom have full time jobs and other priorities in their lives.
I would also like to thank everyone who has helped out around the Club in the last couple of weeks, especially those who helped with the flowers. Things are starting to look a little more like normal.
As well, welcome to all the new members as we have gotten a few in the last month.
Posted Jul 7/21
I have taken the duties of email coord. As such I will send bulk email messages to the general membership or to the executive, as appropriate.
If you need to send a notice to any of these two lists, let me know by sending an email to email@example.com.
Posted Jun 16/21