2020.05.Presidents Report

Presidents Report

Dear members as this newsletter comes to you, I hope that you are all in good health and taking care as we have all been advised to do. With good luck and if we all carry out precautions hopefully we will be able to resume our pre virus lives sooner than later.
Whilst I have been absent for a couple of months and the committee have been operating in a virtual mode, I felt the need to communicate the committee’s decisions on various matters.

Planned Future Activities

As you would be aware the club’s future activities have been delayed or cancelled due to the governments social distancing directions. This has meant the closure of the workshop, closure of the cottage, Scroll Saw weekend cancelled till 2021, North East Woodworker Meeting for 2020 cancelled, Carving Weekend Cancelled, National Motoring Festival Market cancelled and Border Oil and Steam Easter Rally cancelled. As you can see the Coronavirus has had a big impact upon club activities.

Rental for Cottage

Our secretary Harry has been negotiating with the Wodonga City Council re waver of rents during our non-opening period for the cottage.

Discussions on Online Sales for the Cottage.

It appears discussions re online sales and payments for the cottage have taken place by the committee. This is a future direction that the club could pursue.
We were lucky to be able to get the Bunnings BBQ in before all these new regulations came into effect. My thanks to the volunteers on the day which raised around $750. The club remains in a healthy financial position, but with restricted financial income believe we may have to reassess the future club room extensions (personal feeling not committee decision)
In the coming days, please stay safe, keep in contact with friends, family and the elderly and I look forward to when we can celebrate the end of this mighty challenge.

Thinking of you all, regards Peter.