WRAC BOARD LETTER
December 1, 2020
Dear WRAC Team: Dean, Gabe, Tony, Lisa, Zach, Ellie, Connie, Clint, Jessica, Don, Tanner, Liv, Keith, Tammi, Alanna, Charl, Joyce, Heather, Hannah, Angie, Boden, Bridget, Max Y, Dave, Izzy, Tammy, Valerie, Jackie, Max M., Emma, Leslie, Mallory, Olga, Seana, Lyda, Toddi, Gary, Kim, Abby, Craig, Dennis, Elyse and Evy.
We THANK YOU!
In the midst of a very difficult year, it’s easy to recount all the things we’ve lost. We won’t do that here, though each of us misses our ability to use OUR WRAC as we used to. We simply wish to give thanks to the extraordinary WRAC team who have helped us make it through this difficult year and to acknowledge the hardship that many of them are experiencing due to the pandemic.
The success of the WRAC is due to the individuals who choose to work here. The people above are not just a list of names. They comprise a cohesive team, and each is meaningful to their own group of members who appreciate their friendliness, hard work, and dedication. The vagaries of COVID have made many of us realize just how important these people are in our lives. We’ve heard so many stories of WRAC team members going above and beyond their job description. They love their jobs, it shows, and we member-owners benefit from it.
Our WRAC team has endured economic adversity as they have faced multiple rounds of layoffs or reductions in hours, unemployment claims, and call-backs. Their passion for promoting healthy lifestyles, fitness, and recreational opportunities in their vocation of choice has required sacrifice through no fault of their own. As much as the WRAC would like to somehow ease their financial hardship, cutbacks and layoffs are essential to the WRAC’s survival, given the plunge in revenues from the shutdown. It’s a tough situation without easy answers. Despite this, our great staff consistently offers to do whatever is necessary to get through this crisis. For that, we’re extremely grateful.
Dues will not be charged for the month of December, given the four-week shutdown from November 17th to December 13th. We await guidance on re-opening December 14th, and that will inform our decision on dues for January. The generosity of member-owners who wish to continue paying dues for December is appreciated. Please reply asap by completing the December response form via button link below to indicate your intention.
In the spirit of giving thanks, we are also thankful for our unique structure of member-ownership. It allows us to operate a lean and efficient financial model without concern for ownership compensation. This is your club, and we want to hear from you. Any feedback or suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
Your WRAC Board of Directors
Dick Lester (P), Stu Cusick (VP), Bryan Noyd (T), Nel Wheeler (S)
Carolyn Dowell, Cindy Lorrain, Nick Jiminez, Rani Sampson
To submit suggestions or feedback, please contact any Board member or include your thoughts on the response form.
WRAC MISSION STATEMENT:
To promote active, healthy lifestyles by providing racquet sports, aquatics and fitness opportunities for our owner-members.
1913 SKYLINE DR., WENATCHEE, WA 98801