04 May 2020
I sincerely hope that you and your families are all doing as well as possible given the challenges of our current circumstances, I know that it has not been easy for any of us.
As outlined in our previous field update PCC officers would be reevaluating the temporary field closure as of May 1st. We held a video conference yesterday evening to discuss the matter in detail as well as examine current state/local guidelines. In addition we also discussed members perspectives that have been shared with us over the past month.
Based on these discussions as well as taking into account local/state mandates that are still in place, the officers felt that current conditions have not improved enough for us to safely reopen the field at this time. After examining the information currently available we have decided that it is necessary to extend the temporary field closure for an additional month. I realize that this is not the news that we were hoping to hear and believe me its not the message that I wanted to deliver to the membership but I honestly feel that this decision was absolutely necessary given the reality of the risks that we are still facing. Some members have posed questions about credits for pending renewals, for now we hoping that the full field closure will not go on beyond the end of May, currently the amount of credit would only translate into about 12-15 dollars (per adult member) for two months as the club has other fixed annual costs that needs to be covered. If God forbid the shelter in place situation was to be extend for a more lengthy period of time then we would need to consider other possible options.
On a brighter note I want to share a bit of news (which can be considered a silver lining to this challenging situation), our landlords reached out to me two days ago to express their sympathies of our members not been able to utilize the field due to circumstances that are out of our control. As a result of this situation the family has kindly offered to credit PCC the monthly rental costs for the time that we have not been able to utilize the field, this was an extremely nice gesture for them to offer! I conveyed that the club membership would very much appreciate hearing this news and I offered our sincere collective gratitude. Hopefully once conditions improve enough where we all feel comfortable gathering again (when the need for masks and social distancing is lifted). I would like to propose using some of the rental credits towards us getting together to celebrate by having a nice open house/BBQ at the field (again this may be a while before this can happen). I would like to offer making chicken/steak shish-kabobs to start things off, if any of you have other ideas please share.
Again I want to say "Thank You" for patience and understanding during these very challenging times. Please feel free to reach out to me or one of the other officers directly if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, David Mosher
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PCC meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave., in Millbrae.