Recently I sent a note stating that the club was going to be starting up again on March 1st. Since that time a number of things have changed. We are hearing more reports of variants of the virus arriving in Canada, which could have serious health impacts on us for the next several months. Health Authorities have heightened their concerns about the threat from the viruses and are warning us to be even more cautious in our social interactions. The owners and management of both Savage Creek and Country Meadows have expressed concern about the social interaction that occurs before and after club golf. In addition, many of our members are expressing concerns about playing as a club again until they are vaccinated.
This has prompted your executive to review the startup decision for Savage Creek Senior Men’s Golf Club. As a result, and out of concern for the welfare of our members, your executive have decided to defer opening our club until it is safe to resume normal club operations. That date of start-up will depend on the effectiveness of the vaccines to combat the threat of further health risks. The roll-out schedule published by the BC Health Authority would indicate that our age categories might be vaccinated by July this year, however that remains to be seen. We will continue to monitor the situation so we can open the club again when it is safe to do so. As a reminder, there will be no collection of membership dues for 2021 from existing members as your dues will be carried over from last year. Our friends at Country Meadows Senior Men’s Club have recognized all of these concerns and had decided to delay the start of their Club play.
In the meantime, the Savage Creek golf course is open and those who are comfortable playing at this time can continue to do so, making their own arrangements, as they have been during this pandemic.
On behalf of the executive, thank you for your understanding and hope that you stay safe and healthy.
Terry Greenslade – Club Captain