Taking Care of Our Clubhouse

Chad HeadleeHoover Sailing Club, Leadline, Leadline Club News

It has been great to see so many people enjoying the club, the sailing and the sunsets!  Everyone has been doing a great job with social distancing and wearing masks inside the house.  Please take advantage of the orange buckets containing paper towels, sanitizer and disinfectant for all members to use. (Rainbow Photo above is from June 2018)

Our cleaning person is now coming 5 days a week, normally Monday – Friday.  His name is Anthony and this is his second year with us and he’s been doing a great job.  If you see him at the club, say hi. If he can’t make it between 4pm – 6pm, he’ll usually come late at night or very early in the morning.  Because of this, there have been instances where members have found the clubhouse appearing to be “unclean” with full, open trash cans, or a messy bathroom, or even empty food containers strewn around the club by animals or the wind.  This doesn’t mean Anthony isn’t doing his job, it just means he hasn’t been there. Anthony is only there about 1 hour per day and rarely on Saturdays or Sundays.   We don’t have a full time caretaker so we all need to pitch in.

We all need to pitch in on the weekends!
We need all members’ to help keep our clubhouse nice and clean, especially during these times.  Here are some little steps that will help so much. 

Clubhouse Care

  • When a trashcan is getting full take it out to the dumpster. 
  • Replacement bags are in the cleaning closet. 
  • Rather than throw food waste and containers in the trash cans where it will attract animals, take it directly to the dumpster for disposal.
  • Leave the bathroom neat for the next person and use the disinfectant spray in each bathroom.  Additional toilet paper can be found in the cabinets in each bathroom and additional hand soap can be found in the supply closet.

Kitchen Care

  • BYOE! (Bring Your Own Everything) Please bring all of your own plates and utensils and take everything with you when you leave. 
  • At this time, the refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, oven, sink and countertops are available for use. 
  • Appliances and items NOT available are the ice machine, the kegerator, all pots, pans, dishes, utensils and kitchen tools. 
  • Please leave the cabinets tied shut.
  • Don’t leave food in the refrigerators or freezers, unless you are on the grounds.

IMPORTANT: The first-aid kit and the AED (Automated external defibrillator) are in the tall cabinet behind the door entering from the hallway. 

Keep Your Eye on the Club

We also need you to keep an eye on the club when you are there.  Since most local pools are closed along with some public facilities, people are looking for places to hang out.  If our gate is open and our clubhouse is available, there isn’t much stopping non-members and uninvited guests from making themselves at home.  We’ve already had reports of random people cooking on our grill and having a picnic inside the clubhouse.  Don’t be afraid to ask people if they are members and if you get asked if you’re a member, don’t be upset, we can be hard to recognize with our masks on!

  • As always before you leave the grounds check to see if others are actively using the clubhouse.  If you’re the last one there: 
  • Remember your key every time!
  • Close the sliders and lock all of the doors when you leave. 
  • Close and lock the gate behind you.

Our clubhouse belongs to all of us.  Let’s all do our part to keep it nice.