Opening Day & Regular Meeting of the Members Announcement

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Opening Day & Regular Meeting of the Members Announcement

First of all, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy! I wanted to give you an update from the Club. If you’re like me, every time I feel I’m getting used to a ‘new norm’ the restrictions ratchet up another notch. Keep the faith, everyone. We will get through it. 

The good news is we believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, we don't feel it will be in enough time for our Opening Day or the May meeting of the Members. This will come as a surprise to nobody.  It is the intention of the Board of Directors to still have a 2020 Opening Day event, but we have decided it will be an unofficial occasion on the 4th of July weekend.  By then we suspect many of the restrictions will be lifted. While we are not going to throw a proper party with a lot of pomp and half-cocked yachting dignitaries, we will be encouraging members to come to the Club to celebrate America AND Southwestern Yacht Club. 

Let’s talk about the meeting of the Members...

The Bylaws require a regular meeting of the Members to be held in May at the Clubhouse or a faculty nearby. The Bylaws allow for the meeting to be delayed by not more than 30 days. In light of the COVID-19 Major Emergency as declared by the President, as well as the State of Emergency declared by the Governor and the City of San Diego, along with the associated restraints on gatherings of individuals, enforceable under California Emergency Services Act and Government Code section 8665, it is impossible to legally satisfy the goals of the Bylaws as they relate to the meeting.  The Board of Directors voted to postpone the meeting of the Members until such a time as it is reasonably practicable in light of the declared State of Emergency, as well as the notice requirements. 

I encourage you all to visit the COVID-19 section of Southwestern Yacht Club's website. The Club will be posting announcements there regularly. Until the time we can all get together again, be safe and keep on keeping on!

Ryan Hunter


Southwestern Yacht Club

Posted: 4/15/2020 8:39:02 PM by SWYC Webmaster | with 0 comments

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