As of this writing we have when you count all of our classes of membership and spouses we currently have 1,371 members. Eventually all of us will need to have a new key card/membership to gain access to the grounds and the Club. A review of the database summary, which is a report developed by John Archibald, only 43% of the members and their spouses have completed the relatively painless process of going to the Club office and having their pictures taken and obtaining their membership card.
I would like to encourage all of you who have not had your picture taken to do so. Delaine, Laura Wehnes and John Archibald have been available on regular basis to help take the picture and produce your card. There is almost no wait time and the process is painless.
In spite of the temperature and snow still lingering on the grounds and our boats the season is almost here so I would like to encourage you to get your card as soon as possible. Sometimes a quick phone call to the office can confirm that someone will be available to meet your schedule.
So far, our club’s new card system appears to be working well in the early stages. The key card system provides security as well as safe and secure access to the grounds and our Club. Your card will also unlock the doors to the outside men’s and ladies room, something that could prove handy at some point.
By the way, if I haven’t broken the camera I doubt that anyone else will and you may want to think of membership picture as you would the picture on your driver’s license or a passport photo. It’s just as easy.
On another note, at the general membership meeting I reported that there has been an improvement in our accounts receivables. However we still have about 40 or so members that still have not paid the first part of their dues and or their slip fee for 2013. As of this date both are overdue!
If there is some reason why you cannot pay your dues or for your slip, please feel free to contact me so that we may work something out before being declared delinquent as this could jeopardize your membership with either suspension or a termination of your membership as per the club’s by laws, Article V, Section 8 and 9. In addition, at the very least your house charging privileges will be suspended until you bring your account up to date and return to “good standing”.
As I also reported to the membership, we will be going back to the practice of assessing a 15% penalty with a minimum $25.00 for any overdue slip fess or dues after April 15th. So, please bring your account up to date before April 15th.
As your Financial Secretary, I appreciate the opportunity to serve the membership and our Club.