October 1, 2017
International 505 Regatta
I wanted to extend a special thanks to all the volunteers that helped the club host the I505 regatta at the end of September. Our international visitors were not only impressed by the amazing regatta management and infrastructure to support the event but by the hospitality of our membership and staff.
I also wanted to thank our management team and service staff who not only handled all of the increased ala carte business as a result of the event but also provided the food and beverage service for our members and for both the Opening Ceremony Party and the Mid-week Party. Kudos all around!
The club management continues implementing improvements to the food and beverage service. We have been working closely with the House Committee and Executive Board to identify specific areas that could be improved.
Topics such as food consistency, service training and facility improvement were just some of the items being addressed. Management provided an outline of a number ways to approach these problems and will work with the Board and House Committee to choose the options that work best in our environment.
Rest assured we will continue to address these issues in an ongoing fashion and will be making adjustments into the new year to assure a high level of value and service to our members.
Building and Personal Property Insurance
Club management and the Finance Committee have been working hard to evaluate the club’s insurance levels to ensure proper coverage for our assets. We recently met with representatives from AYC to acquire some of their lessons learned from their tragic fire and applied them to our policies.
The management team recently inventoried everything the club owns. We counted and assigned replacement values for everything from paper clips and sip straws right up to our club owned boats and service equipment in order to assign highly accurate numbers for our personal property insurance. Additionally, we had the cost of replacing the building evaluated by a third party to assure our replacement values for the building were current in today’s construction market.
I also wanted to extend a special thanks to Gary Bahena who continues to be the point person for this endeavor and provides plenty of expertise that serves the club well. Thanks Gary!
As I wrote in last month’s article the standpipes in the marina required some additional work to allow for proper pressurization due to some additional leaks that were discovered when the rest of the piping was replaced. For safety reasons, we decided to wait until our friends from the I505 regatta had left before finalizing the work. We plan to finish at the beginning of October and look forward to the extended life that the upgraded stainless-steel system will provide for our marina tenants.