You are well aware by now that Phase 5 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap due to be implemented on Saturday, 18 July has been pushed back to 1 August 2020. However that date is subject to change and with the current issues occurring in Victoria and now New South Wales, there may be further push backs.

The 2 square metre rule and the 50 per cent capacity for venues remain in place and as such, we are still required to enforce these restrictions. These plans help mitigate the risk of COVID-19, are in line with health advice and should provide extra confidence to members, visitors and staff entering the club.

We are currently taking small steps and opening the club up to members with new hours introduced recently for Thursday being from 12-3pm with snacks available. The Fat Boys and Fit Chicks are currently also being accommodated on Wednesday between 4-6pm so you are welcome to come down and have a chat or a drink with them however we will not be serving food or snacks during this period.

Our new Head Chef Pablo Henke from Argentina has joined the team at HYC and if you have the opportunity please make yourself known to him. He is a passionate Chef that has an appetite for cooking foods from all over the world so we can look forward to some exciting menus in the future.

I have been continually asked when we are opening the First Floor area to members and I can advise you that Fire & Emergency Exit issues, water leaks from windows and the restrictions placed on us have restricted our ability to open up this area. There are other compounding factors which Management will have to make a decision shortly and when this occurs I will advise members as soon as possible.

Due to recent inspections by Safety Officers it has been observed that jetty clutter is becoming untenable and as such we reluctantly have had to change the Marina Facilities Section By Laws which now reads as follows:                     “5.15 Dinghies or any other watercraft, pots and nets must not be stored on finger jetties, moored under jetty or impede into any fairway. Access aids such as steps or ladders are permissible if suitably constructed and prior approval obtained.”

It has also come to our notice that members are not complying with registering when becoming a “live onboard” as outlined in the by-laws. Please be mindful that this is done for your safety as well as the safety of all our members and their respective guests. Failure to do so may result in your “live onboard” to be refused in the future.

Some of you may have had the opportunity to watch the West Coast and Fremantle Derby on Saturday on the new 86” screens in the Marina Room last Saturday which were kindly donated to the Club from the Power Section. A big thanks to all who contributed and we a very impressed!

On a sad note, Frank Antulov a 25 year member of HYC passed way recently. Frank volunteered countless hours volunteering his time to the Tuesday Group and Angling Section. Our sincere condolences to Lois and all family members on their sad loss. The Funeral Mass for Frank will be celebrated in St Anthony’s Catholic Church 15 Dundebar Rd Wanneroo commencing at 10.00am on THURSDAY (23.07.2020). The cortege will leave the Church at the conclusion of Mass and arrive at the main entrance of PINNAROO Valley Memorial Park, Whitfords Ave, Padbury at 11.30am for a Burial Service.

Please remember that you are required to register on our web page if you wish to receive the administration updates so take a few minutes and complete the form on our web under Our Club – Publications.

Stay safe on and off the water!

Fred Gere, Commodore HYC