Message from Commodore La Plant 07/23/2020

I listened to Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference today reporting the increase in Coronavirus cases in the state of California. It’s quite disturbing that Alameda County is on the watch list and there is an order to scale back on re-openings in the area. I am once again disappointed that too many people are not taking this pandemic seriously enough. We cannot stress enough to wear your mask, keep distanced and if you can, just stay home. It’s going to take all of us to make a difference. Until we make a difference the BYC will remain closed.

I know this is an uncertain time for all of us, but I encourage all of you who can to continue to pay your regular monthly dues. We still have ongoing monthly expenses even while we are closed: Electric/Gas Water Telephone/Internet, Property Taxes/other taxes, Insurance, Pest Control, Computer/Webhosting, Credit Card Processing Fees, Club Skiff, BYC Manager, Rent, Misc repairs/unforeseen expenses. Total Expenses approx. $13,500/month Total Income from Dues approx. $14,000/month. These expenses vary each month and we are cutting expenses wherever we can including our Manager’s salary. Our monthly income is limited right now to dues income. We have no rentals, bar, dinners, or event income. So we pretty much break even each month right now.

So please do what you can to support your club. However, as I have mentioned in NHT, if you are having financial difficulties please reach out to either our club manager Philip or myself at commodorelaplant@gmail.com and in complete confidentiality, we will work something out to keep you as a valued member of BYC. On a lighter note, I would like to introduce you to a very new member of our club. Please meet Logan Gordon-Scott Harrington. Born July 2 at 3:36 p.m. 7 lbs. 11 oz to very proud parents Katelyn and Colin and big sister Brooklyn. Brooklyn is reported to be quite fond of her new brother and is a very helpful big sister. Congratulations and welcome baby Logan.

I wish all of you a happy and healthy summer. I only wish we were sharing it together. In the meantime stay positive. This will end.

Commodore Julie La Plant