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Planning for 2020-2021 Season

Dear Trakkers,

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting us with unique challenges in planning for this upcoming ski season. Your board is meeting and working hard to explore all options. The number one priority is the safety and well-being of our members. Because we want to be able to offer ski trips that are enjoyable and safe, we have decided to delay opening up membership until we have more information.

We also want to get your opinion. We will be reaching out to you shortly with a survey.

Once we have gathered all the information available, including your feedback, you will be hearing from us about this winter. While it won’t look the same as past seasons, we hope the solutions we find will allow us to get outside together and enjoy winter.

Stay safe and thank you for your continued support and patience.

Please watch this space for more information.

Yours truly,
The Trakkers Executive

April 2020 President’s Broadcast

Hello Dear Trakkers!

To begin, let me say that I sincerely wish that this broadcast finds you healthy and safe.

This is a very quick update for you on how Trakkers will pick up on where we left off … sort of.

We have now had some time to regroup, though we have to admit that staying safe and adapting to the new abnormal has been top of mind for us, as I am sure it has been for you.

That said, we are now planning an Annual General Meeting (AGM) using Zoom.  We are working hard on sorting out logistics to make this as seamless of an experience as possible for all of us.  We are aware of security issues that have been raised regarding Zoom and will be putting safeguards in place to prevent unwanted intrusions.

Overall, the main objective of proceeding with the meeting in a relatively timely manner is to ensure that the operations of Trakkers can continue. Most important among several tasks is the election of our new Board of Directors.

Our Annual Report can now be found on the Operations page of our website (log into your Trakkers account first). We will provide you with a new formal Notice of AGM, which will include more information and clear instructions on how to participate in the meeting, closer to the time of the meeting. We will also be canvassing you for questions in advance of the AGM so that we can address these efficiently.

For now, please save the date of our AGM!!!

July 9, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.

It is really important that you mark your calendars and please, please try to participate.  We rely on you at this challenging time to help us meet quorum for the meeting so we can keep things ticking.

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable spring and summer and for anyone feeling at all disheartened here’s a cat on skis.

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Katja Lutte

President, Trakkers XC Ski Club

Important Trakkers Trips and Events Update

Dear Trakkers – in recognition of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the club’s executive has decided to cancel this week’s proposed Sunday trip, and thus our skiing season comes to an end. There will be no further Sunday trips planned. Our planned Annual General Meeting and Year-End Party, scheduled to take place on April 8, is also being cancelled.

We have made this decision after careful consideration of Public Health Canada’s guidelines about risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during the COVID-19 global outbreak. While our Sunday trips may not traditionally be considered as a “mass gathering”, we are extremely mindful of the close proximity of our members while on the bus, and the club’s inability to assess potential high-risk factors such as individuals’ travel histories or those who may have occupational exposure. Additionally, the demographic in our club is diverse — including older adults and/or people potentially with immune vulnerabilities — and we feel that getting out for “one last ski” simply doesn’t off-set the potential risk.

We trust that our members respect this decision. Any members who may have signed up and paid for this Sunday’s trip will have their accounts credited in full. An additional update re: AGM rescheduling / alternate approach will be communicated once more information is available.

Best wishes,
Your Trakkers Executive