The NEW WORLD of 2020
It is certainly an global understatement to say everyone is trying to find their way around to co-exist in this "New World". Hoping all of you and your family and friends are well and safe. Short of a miracle, our 2020 racing season is over. ALL May-July races in our region are cancelled or postponed to August or later.
HOW ABOUT PRACTICING???
Team reps have been ZOOMING for a few weeks, planning for a possible soft opening. And finally, after all our hard SHELTERING AT HOME - our Governor is working towards a statewide phased opening. The team reps believe Dragon boat paddling could fall under phase 2 if we manage to fulfill important safety needs. The reality is - it is about IF an individual feels safe, not when someone says it's safe. We ran a dry run of a practice a couple weeks ago and we agreed to start this week. Here's what you need to do and know.
REGISTRATION PROCESS as of July 5, 2020
individual registration - online Registration form - no change
Member agreement - online paddler agreement - no change
COVID-19 release - online NJDBC CV release - NEW
COVID-19 PLAN and POC - online - NJDBC COVID-19 Plan and Point of Contact info - NEW
PROCESS ON SITE
Before coming to practice read our COVID-19 PLAN
Note our Club COVID-19 Release
General Operating notes:
respect everyone's varied need for keeping themselves and their families safe
we will have several home made face masks on site for members to take home (free)
We will have face shields on site for purchase ($5) pay via venmo
SHARE with your team rep any area of operation you may feel UNCOMFORTABLE and we will try to address.
IF you do NOT feel safe, DO NOT participate. It is all about having SAFE FUN.
Lake established new policies regarding our Membership with the Lake.
NO PARKING in the boat house lot - we were not given any 2020 parking tags. Turn in your 2019s. ONLY Park on the side streets. NO parking on Lake Shore Drive.
NO REST ROOM facilities available. Sorry, but neither the Johnson beach (plumbing issues) or the club house (covid closing) are available.
This is a "New World Dragon Boat paddling season during this national crisis. Stay safe, stay strong and work hard to avoid being an UNNECESSARY PATIENT!!! Help a senior. Thank a health care worker.