Friday, November 20, 2020
Dear Members, Families and Friends,
We are grateful for your commitment, dedication, and patience while we navigate through this difficult time together. We appreciate how so many of you have stayed involved in the community, remained active in the sport we all love, and have stayed hopeful.
Because of all of you, Fencers Club has been able to successfully reopen. Fencers Club has met strict NY State Guidelines, has applied appropriate safety measures, and continues doing all it can to offer our members a safe space to connect with friends and coaches, whether virtually or in person.
Not only has FC been able to reopen, but at the same time, it is building a new permanent home at West 33rd Street, across from the Empire State Building. This construction project will make FC the premiere fencing facility in our country, and continuing with its tradition, be a welcoming home for all who want to fence and be part of our diverse community.
Very excitingly, we are pleased to share great news; in less than 3 months we will be moving to our new facility! In the interim, however, we continue to incur double occupancy and operational expenses due to our current lease obligations. This is a nearly overwhelming burden particularly while we are restricted to operating at 1/3 capacity.
Your support during this critical time means more now than ever. A gift of any amount to the club's operations or the building fund will go a long way to helping us emerge stronger as a community in 2021.
Please click HERE to make your gift today.
Please stay safe and healthy.
With our best wishes,
Chairman, Fencers Club