We had our August Board meeting on Tuesday August 25 and we set a tentative date for the re-opening of the Center. We are now getting ready for a possible re-opening on Monday, October 5.
The re-opening will be for members only. There will be a greeter at the front entrance to check membership cards, ask standard questions and make a record of phone numbers. Tables in the Dining Room will be spaced 6 feet apart and there will be a maximum seating of 6 at each table. Tables in the Games Room will be spaced 6 feet apart with a maximum seating of 4 at each table. Fabric face masks have been made by our Craft Group and will be available for $3 each. We are looking into the use of plastic restaurant face shields for kitchen volunteers. Plexiglass shields will be installed at the kitchen counter. There's no need for a plexiglass shield at the front desk since social distancing is sufficient there. We will accept debit cards.
Written procedures for each activity will be linked to a new Activities page on our website. We will advise you of the launch date for this page. When the Board accepts the written procedures as sufficient, the activity can start up again. If you or your bubble have an activity that you hope will be re-opened, you can lend a hand in preparing the written procedures.
We need ten volunteer Greeters, two for each week day (10 to 12 and 12 to 2). There are sanitizing requirements - we are considering that the afternoon Greeter would sanitize the tables at 2pm and the morning Greeter would sanitize the washrooms at 12pm. We need five more people to sanitize the washrooms at 2pm. For the front desk we need a Receptionist (10 to 2) every day.
We need more Directors as explained in the Board Opportunities section of the Newsletter.
Please let Maureen Nelson know, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-286-6656, if you want to help with the kitchen. For each weekday we need a Cook (9 to 11) to make soup, a Prep (9 to 11) to make sandwiches, a Server (11 to 1) on the kitchen counter, a Cashier (10 to 1) on the cash register and a Dishwasher (12 to 1:30) on the sink and dish washing machine.
The opening date will be confirmed on October 1st in the October Newsletter.
We cannot do this without you. If we all pull together we can do this.
Hopefully, Linda Tucker