The GRCA has extended the access to the club until November 10 for those who have not yet winterized their craft or taken it home. Due to the bad weather lately, several members had asked for an extension and the GRCA has granted it.
The executive heard from many members that the Nov 1 deadline as per the GRCA license was a challenge as this was new information and the weather has not been cooperative with the recent rainy days. We are pleased to tell you that after considering the request for several days and confirming insurance coverage the GRCA granted a one time extension. "This consent applies to subject lands and access road only; for the purposes of maintenance and to allow members to winterize their boats. This does not permit use of the lake." Executive will be finishing the last of the maintenance items for the season and the electricity will remain on until Nov 10. The water has already been turned off and the water system winterized as well as all BBQs secured and fridges/freezer turned off and unplugged.
Members should secure their boat for the upcoming winter and its unpredictable snow, ice and wind. Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards should be secured to the rack for winter and sailboats covered or protected. Hitch locks on trailers are a good theft deterrent. Members can of course take their craft home for the winter and return it to its assigned spot in May. The club does not carry insurance on members possessions or crafts at the club so members should ensure they have checked into insurance that would cover theft or damage.
Please note that after Nov 10 a sign will go on the gate indicating the club is closed for the season as per the GRCA license and no trespassing. The access lock will be changed. This improves the security of the property and all crafts left at the club.
We hope members can use this additional time to prepare for winter and we look forward to seeing everyone in the spring.
Denis Neumann, Commodore