The 2021 Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 25 beginning at 12:00 noon. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. The annual meeting will be held outside at the dance hall, weather & state restrictions permitting. In order to expedite the meeting committee chairs will not be giving oral reports. The board is asking for all committee reports to be submitted in writing by April 10th (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Copies of reports will be available. There will be no food at this year’s meeting. Face masks are highly recommended. It is very important that all members attend the meeting and be part of the decision making process of our association. Many issues will be discussed and voted on. Motions will be proposed to spend special projects money: not more than $15,000 to cover expenses & lost revenue due to COVID closures and not more than $20,000 to have natural gas lines installed at both camp bathrooms (to replace the propane).
If you like to prepare a motion ahead of the meeting, a motion form is a fillable PDF can be downloaded and printed. There will be forms available at the meeting.
We would all like to open Finn Camp and enjoy this weekend at the beach but Finn Camp must follow the law. Everyone has a different comfort level with the current situation and we must remember, this won’t last forever. Please be kind to one another.
As per the current executive order 2020-92:
-All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring among persons not part of a single household are prohibited.
-No person shall conduct business operations that require workers to leave their homes except to conduct minimum basic operations.
-Minimum business operations include maintaining the value of inventory & equipment, care for animals, ensure security, process transactions (payroll), facilitate other workers to work remotely.
The typical duties of a beach manager are not consistent with minimum business operations for Finn Camp and therefore the Sun Lake Beach cannot be opened at this time. We are unable to just leave the Gates open without a Beach Manager as this is a huge liability for us all.
The Executive order allows for individuals to leave their homes to engage in outdoor recreation activity. While the gate to Sun Lake will remained locked until further notice, any member can use their gate key to go down and enjoy it. Picnic tables and other furniture have not yet been put out. The sauna building will remain closed. If you open the gate, you are responsible for closing it. If you don’t lock it behind you after entry, you are responsible for who comes in. The grounds are expected to be used only by members at this time until restrictions are lifted. Everyone is expected to follow the social distancing guidelines as defined in this executive order. The outdoor bathroom will be opened on Friday, May 22nd and cleaned daily. Thank you for your cooperation.
The board has decided to provide a limited opening of the camps starting on Friday, May 1, 2020. Two individual bathrooms on the West Side will be open, and the caretaker will clean those each day, as well as making cleaning supplies and disinfectant available at the site. Power to the camps will be turned on as well. The camp gates will remain open.
Members are advised to adhere to appropriate social distancing measures and all laws and guidelines issued by the governor. A limited stay-at-home order remains in place until May 15. The governor’s order allows travel to and from a second home, which we interpret to include DFCSCA camps.
For the time being, the bar and sauna will remain closed, and all activities are postponed or cancelled. The board continues to meet weekly via Zoom to discuss Association business and to discuss when or whether activities can resume. Our next meeting is Sunday, May 3.
Bob O’Brien President, DFCSCA Board of Directors, on behalf of the board.
The Board of Directors met this morning and determined that due to the governor’s extended order, the Finn Camp will remain closed. The Annual Meeting and Talkoo will be postponed to a later date. The Board is asking that all members follow the state guidelines within the order so that the DFCSCA remains in compliance. We thank you for your cooperation.
Forest management committee on April 19 also been canceled.