Hello fellow RCBA members,
We hope this finds you well. As you have probably noticed, the pandemic continues to change, and not necessarily for the better. In response, the Governor of RI lowered the social gathering limit to 15 people and RI is now on the quarantine list if traveling to CT or Mass. So far so good at our beach community with no known cases traced back to us. Please keep up the good work so we can stay open through the rest of the season! I know you all know this, but it’s worth repeating; remember to wear your masks, maintain social distancing, avoid high contact surfaces, wash your hands frequently, and minimize inside contact.
We held our first virtual association meeting on Sunday, July 26th and it went off without a hitch. Many thanks to Steph and Sam for working through all the behind the scenes logistics. It was lightly attended however, as always, many valuable items were discussed, and we were able to conduct the necessary association business. Since the meeting, we have been following up on several items as noted below.
Please remember the association is glad to discuss all items with MBP, but as lease holders MBP expects to hear from you directly regarding property management questions.
As noted in the last RCBA email, the Fireworks are scheduled for August 29th at 9pm. If you would like to contribute to the fireworks, please add your contribution to the dues submission. If you have already paid your dues, then you can send another check to the same address as the membership drive or drop off your fireworks contribution at the store drop slot.
The use of our email update process. There appears to be a misunderstanding of its original intent. We were asked to find a way to get info to you via email. We were also asked to not inundate folk’s inbox. So, we set up the google group, reformatted the website, and created an email address for questions. We used this method of communication for about 3 years, typically through a monthly update. This year we have members requesting to use our google group as more of a discussion platform. I’m not sure how to please both those who want to see the dialog and those who don’t. If those that don’t want this higher level of communication unsubscribe from the email list, they end up missing the updates. I’m fine either way the membership wants to use the RCBA group, but there must be an agreement. Maybe at the next meeting we can have a discussion and or vote. Whether you reply all or send your question or suggestion just to the Officers and Board, you will be heard.
Minutes are always available at the next meeting and read and reviewed at that time. We are working to get them out in advance of the August meeting but please know this is not the normal process.
On a fun note. A member has stepped up to help us run some virtual events. A few that he has been successful with are Bingo Nights, Virtual Paint nights, Trivia nights, and Virtual Netflix Movie Nights. Once we figure out a few logistics we will send out a link to our first virtual event. It won’t come close to our typical RCBA events, but it is a great way to socialize with fellow RCBA members.
The board and officers truly appreciate your support of our association and your thoughtful response to the pandemic. We know these are stressful times and want you to know that we are doing our best to work with MBP and others to keep our beach safe and open this year. We also will continue to communicate association information on a regular basis via email and on our website.
Thanks, and stay safe,
RCBA board of directors,
You may have heard Jeanine Kanaczet , board member and lifelong RCBA volunteer is fighting to beat cancer. Her family has set up a go fund me page to help with her medical expenses and
recent job loss due to COVID19. Jeanine has been an active and integral part of our RCB community and could use our help. If possible please follow this link to donate gf.me/u/xyxkdb