Hello fellow RCBA members,
Hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe.
We are excited to welcome the 2021 beach season and the beginning of our transition to some form of normalcy. To get ready for this season, the RCBA Board and Officers worked with Matunuck Beach Properties, Department of Business Regulation, and others to stay apprised of the RI COVID-19 rules and potential changes coming over the coming months. Though many restrictions have relaxed, there are still a fair amount of COVID-19 compliance requirements when having an event. Based on this, CDC guidance, input from event coordinators, and others in our community (Theater by the Sea for example) RCBA will be focusing on outside events for 2021. This will include concerts, parades, cake walk, and field events. Events that require seating in the fire barn will not be able to run this season. Food trucks at our concerts will be the only food service allowed since food truck companies are required to meet all the Covid requirements to serve food.
We are very excited to bring back so many of our traditional events and add in a few new ones that will work well outside. This year may be a little different as we transition to normal, but it will be no less fun. What makes Roy’s the best beach in the world are the people and our fun spirit.
By moving to outside events this should keep both our volunteers and membership safe. Please check our website, bulletin boards, and emails throughout this beach season. The pandemic remains a fluid situation and events are subject to changes or cancelations very quickly.
One last thought. As you all know our association continues to thrive because of our volunteers. This year may be different in format, but the changes call for a new opportunity for volunteering. We will need people to run the events, help us mark social distancing guides, and act as event Covid coordinators. Please consider stepping up to be a 2021 Covid Event coordinator or helping in some way with the RCBA 2021 events. We always hear how much fun it is for the volunteers and the participants as well. Be a part of our transition back to normalcy.
The Board and officers would like to wish you the best beach season possible and urge you to not let your guard down as our country works to defeat this pandemic. We are so close. It will happen if we stick together and remain vigilant.
Please stay safe, follow social distancing guidelines, wear a mask when in crowds, get vaccinated if eligible and help us begin our return to normal.
Thanks, and stay safe,
RCBA board of directors,
Samatha Grayeck Winkler