Dear Cinque Ports Club Member,
We hope you are all safe and well and coping with yet another lockdown.
Who would have thought we would still be having to endure this pandemic almost a year down the line! But we all must do what is right in our part to help our families, friends, neighbours, NHS and the Country.
This has been a trying time for the club as even with the doors closed there are still bills to be paid. We have applied for grants, all the staff are on furlough and the Secretary and the Treasurer are doing all they can to ensure the Club emerges on the other side of Covid19.
I am sure you are all asking the same question “what is the club doing about renewing our memberships”?
We the committee feel this is the wrong time to be asking our members for money while we are closed as per the government restrictions.
We have made the decision to extend your memberships until 31st May 2021. With the current restrictions in place we would be irresponsible to expect people to enter the club to renew memberships as this is not considered essential.
We hope that by May we will be allowed to welcome you back through the doors. It would be lovely to see you all again as you come to renew your membership. By then many of you will have had your vaccine and will have the confidence to venture out.
The committee are working hard behind the scenes and hoping that when you can all come back you will see some changes in what we have to offer.
In December we opened and offered substantial meals which was well received. This service is here to stay. With food being served till 9pm Friday-Saturday, Saturday breakfast and Sunday roast too. We hope you continue to support our kitchen.
We intend to make improvements with our outside space to make it more appealing when the sun is shining. This will all being made possible because we have dedicated committee, staff and members.
Which brings me to our AGM. We will schedule this at the earliest opportunity and hope to see you there. Your membership and loyalty are much appreciated and long may it continue.
Take care and above all stay safe!