South Okanagan Sailing Association Summerland, BC
SOSA COVID-19 Update
While the SOSA sailing season is still a little ways off with the current situation it is necessary for us to be proactive and do our part in the fight against COVID19. It is obvious now that extreme measures are required in order to slow the spread. Therefore the club facilities, clubhouse, compound and sheds, will be closed as of March 31st until further notice. We request that if you wish to remove personal belongings from any of these facilities please do so before that date. After that date there will be no access to the clubhouse, compound and sheds without approval and supervision by either the Commodore, Vice Commodore or Buildings and Grounds Director.
As the situation evolves we will reassess these measures and do whatever we can to enable members to enjoy their boats and the lake but the health and safety of our members and the community is our priority.
Even without operations the club requires your support to maintain its existence, we need to pay our fixed expenses such as taxes, insurance, phone, electricity etc. Therefore we ask that you register and pay your membership and boat storage fees as usual. Depending on the length of the disruption we will consider applying discounts to next year's registration up to 100% of your membership not including boat storage fees. We will only keep what we need to keep the club in the black. If you are not prepared to support the club in this manner we request that you remove your boat from the premises before the end of April. If you are not able to pay due to the impact of the current crisis please inform an executive member. We will consider case by case and all communication will be kept confidential.
Normally about this time of year we would be holding our AGM, at this time it will be postponed until further notice and no events will be scheduled until it is appropriate to do so.
The following is information directly from the District of Summerland regarding public green space;
District of Summerland Statement on Compliance with COVID-19 Measures
Applicable to SOSA Grounds which are designated as Park Land
Commodore: Dean Chalmers firstname.lastname@example.org 250-328-5614
Vice Commodore: Peter Hatcher email@example.com 778-516-7248
Buildings and Grounds: Andre O'Brien firstname.lastname@example.org 250-775-0265
Last Updated March 31, 2020
If you are looking for lakeshore to sail your dinghy boat from; a place to meet other sailors and have fun racing; a place to put yourself or children in sailing lessons, then we have the place for you: South Okanagan Sailing Association. A jewel of a sailing club in the Okanagan for over 50 years. Membership is open to anyone and all non-motorized small crafts are welcome.
S.O.S.A. is a dinghy / catamaran facility exclusively. No power boats, keelboats or personal watercraft are allowed to be docked, launched or moored off the club facilities. Powerboats and Keelboats cannot be accessed through SOSA facilities
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