General News · 23rd November 2020
On October 4th the Whaletown Community Cub membership present at the AGM unanimously elected a new board: Amy Bockner (Children’s Program Convener), Aynsley Phillips & J. Peters (Members at Large), De Clarke (Vice President), Izabelle Perry (Treasurer), Susan John (Secretary), Saskia Terporten & Mark Fraser (Social Conveners, Gabriel Dinim (House & Grounds, President).
Since we will outlast the pandemic, continuity and evolution are the order of the day.
Work to maintain and improve the hall is on-going. Most of the work is detail work but significant, rebuilding the lids in the kitchen storage, replacing this and that piece, improving lighting throughout the hall. Izabelle and Shiva gave the hall the deep clean of the decade. With donated materials and their volunteer labour Rod Lee and Mark Fraser put a roof on the generator shed, Rod Lee also built the gate for the shed . We received some new locally made benches and we are working to ensure that the hall is getting the ongoing care that it deserves.
The health inspector had provided us with the instructions necessary to reopen the hall to small groups (15 or less) in a very controlled fashion, and we were in the process of implementing these regulations when Dr Henry banned gatherings. We will reopen the hall when we are authorized to do so, with a strict adherence to the health regulations in force at that time
The Christmas Market will take place outside of the hall at a date to be announced and Santa will come by.
Christmas dinner take out style will take place on Christmas day, obviously not in the traditional manner, but with social distancing and to-go containers. However we will enforce the season’s cheers and nurture the festive mood. Once the details have been worked out, we will publish them in the Tideline.
We are planning the 2020 version of our celebrations, knowing full well that Dr Henry decides what events take place.
Virtual internet performances have come into their own and we are bringing internet to the hall, secured and not available to the public, it will be used to broadcast virtual events and for emergencies. Once the pandemic is history we will find more uses for the network.
After years of quiet and essential service by Ron Kroeker, the Whaletown cemetery is now under the care and administration of Margaret Verschuur and Noah Davidson.
We are maintaining the relevance of the Gorge Hall and WCC properties in the life of our community and we are adapting to the circumstances