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New Year’s Letter from WBC President

Happy New Year to all WBC members and their families. As we roll into 2021 I wanted to touch on a few things happening at the WBC. Before I do that I just wanted to look back and say glad we have gotten through 2020. Along with everyone else we have endured hardships, including not having a spring or summer rowing season, the cancelling of our two high school rowing regattas,  having the members’ lounge closed two different periods, and having a substantial reduction in operating income from our leased property.

Glimmers of hope are starting in 2021. On February 1st the downstairs workout facilities will once again be open to our seven high school teams for winter workouts, along with that we are anticipating that the members lounge will also be able to be open on that date. We will be looking to put in the dock as soon as the weather allows us, to promote outdoor activities with the high school teams.

The Board of Directors, along with the Rowing Committee, and ad-hoc Covid Reopening Committee have developed protocols to follow the mandated guidelines and to keep our athletes and members risks to a minimum.

The two high school rowing regattas are scheduled, with the Hebda Cup set for April 24th and the Wy-Hi Regatta set for May 1st. Visiting teams have already confirmed that they will attend the races if allowed.

We are optimistic that things will continue to open up, and that we will be able to uphold our mission of supporting youth rowing in the downriver area.

I hope that when you are comfortable that you make it down to the club to enjoy the members lounge and know that we are working to support our local athletes.

If you would like to donate to the club, please feel free to contact me at dusouth@sbcglobal.net to discuss. This could include donation of cash, stocks, items, or services.

Thank you for being a member of the WBC.

Tom Dudus
President
Wyandotte Boat Club

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