Club Opening Postponed


Dear WHSC Members,

 
Usually at this time of the year, I am sending out announcement for the opening of the season. Unfortunately, as you all know, we are facing the unprecedented challenge this year. Yesterday’s county announcement gave us a glance of hope, until we thoroughly read through the official health detail document which can be found here Contra Costa Full Health Order. Our members health and safety is our top priority, and we have no choice but following our County and State order and POSTPONE the season opening until further notice. Please respect this State and County rule and do not access the pool at all costs, even if you do not agree with the order. We do not want to be penalized and fined by the County. The board and I will continue monitoring any updates from the CDC, State, and County. Trust me, we want to open the club no less than any of you. Till then, please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to the day that we get to open the pool again. 
 
From the board, we have some good news. Mrs. Kristin Wise has accepted the role for Director of Communication, and Mr. Matthew Martinucci is going to take on the Work Party Director role. Kristin and Matthew, along with their spouses Brigham and Nancy have done tremendous amount of work for the schools, WHO team and community in general. Especially, Matthew was previously the WHO president and Brigham is still the web master for WHO. We are thrilled to have them joining us at the board. Please help us welcome and thank them to accept the club board positions. 
 
Session 16.a.iii.2 of the new county health order reads
Use of outdoor recreational areas and facilities with high-touch equipment or that encourage gathering, including, but not limited to, playgrounds, gym equipment, climbing walls, picnic areas, dog parks, POOLS, spas, and barbecue areas, is prohibited outside of residences, and all such areas shall be closed to public access including by signage and, as appropriate, by physical barriers; 
 
And Winnie The Pooh said, Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
 
Together, we will come out of this stronger than ever. We shall see you on the pool deck in no time. 
 
Sincerely,
Trace Lee, Club President
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VP and WHO Team President: Corey Martin and Eric Rotner
Treasurer:  Gordon Mauger
Membership: Ed Kennedy
Maintenance: Tom Bierly
Communication: Kristin Wise  
Job Coordinator: Matthew Martinucci