- We received news that the Ulysses Club National which was to have been held at Lismore in May 2020 has been cancelled
EDIT 10 May. Change is now Slow! NB The committee has cancelled all branch sponsored rides and gatherings for now.
We hope to post an update once new rules are known on or after 11 May
I will add updates as information comes to hand
- In the mean time we don't need opinion pieces added to this notice and please; let's not add stress to any person following advice with regard to "social distancing"..
- Please inform yourselves and as well as you can and do not jump to conclusions or belittle those trying to follow advice.
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COVID 19 and Event Cancellations - Updates
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Mon, 16/03/2020 - 12:18am#1
COVID 19 and Event Cancellations - Updates
Cancellation of the 2020 National Rally
Following the announcement of the 2020 National Rally, and as we work through the resulting administrative tasks we ask the members to NOT ring the National Administration Office this week.
Refunds will be processed in a timely manner but you will understand that this is in addition to existing workload and other tasks .relating to the cancellation.
Please bear with us and if you have any issues with this, please email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members are advised to check the following website and stay informed before deciding whether or not to attend events:
I do not wish to contribute to well meaning, but potentially ill informed comment
Tomorrow nights social gathering is still ON.
As with any event in the current situation each member needs to make their own assessment as to whether their attendance is appropriate. If you are a risk to others (if you have potential symptoms of the virus) or have increased risk of suffering from the virus you should make your own decision to not attend.
I repeat the link containing the official government advice: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-covid-19
The proposed physical meeting for the 2020 branch Annual General Meeting at the Mount Waverley Community Centre Craft Room will now NOT go ahead.
Nominations for committee matched the positions so no elections were required and all the reporting functions will be carried out by electronic correspondence. Hard copy will be made available where required.
physical meeting might be held later if a Special General Meeting is deemed necessary.
A ride has being organised so as not to waste a perfectly good Sunday, check the calendar on this website or the branch Facebook page.
The committee is reviewing branch ride policies as I type.
We are seeking clarity rather than interpreting words said during press conferences
Information received from Melbourne Bakehouse yesterday:
"Thank you for your kind thoughts .
We have been advised that we can only serve coffee and all our food items that we produce in take away containers only .
We are not allowed to have tables and chairs until further notice .
We have decided to keep our doors open to and provide all we can to the community which will also keep our employees in work and earning a wage to be able to fulfill their commitments .
We thank you for your tremendous support and hope that the whole of the club membership stays safe and healthy ."
This clearly means we cannot gather at the Bakehouse (or anywhere really) for Saturday coffee gatherings.
You can still get "Take Aways" there.
Things have changed greatly since this thread was started and isolation policies went to a whole new level at the end of March!
Keep yourselves informed and do your best to stay healthy
It seems incredible that it is now four weeks since we embarked on the Alpine Run or Dave's ride to Maldon
Rules and guidelines certainly changed after that
I am no expert
Stay safe and well people and stay in touch with each other
I echo Roger's comment on the Bill Vann post/Club Objects comments.
I personally think the Branch Facebook page has been a fantastic resource in keeping us in touch with one another!!
PS - should I change my web persona to "Used To Sailbad, But Doesn't Sail At All Now"???
Sailbad The Sinner
Be patient young fella, I'm not doing much "Pan riding" at the moment either
Hopefully, if they can keep a measurable brake on community transmission for more than a week, they will be able to start a measured loosening of the current stay at home guidelines.
I thought that John "Sam" Newman's stunt was lamentable. No doubt he would have said he was out walking for exercise and carrying clubs for additional exercise if he had been taken to task for non essential travel However I do see golf, sailing, motorcycling etc as activities that can potentially be done very safely. Let's just be patient