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SHBC Beach Opens Wednesday, 6/24/20 – Please read

Hello Sparta Hills Beach Club Members,

We are cleared to open! Our hours are 11a to 7pm. In an effort to make our lake experience as enjoyable as possible please read this entire post. Please be aware & check in with the ambassador when you arrive. As of now we have a 50 person limit on the beach and grass at a time. We are aware of the new executive orders that are continuously coming out. These are being reviewed by the appropriate parties that govern SHBC. When we know how they specifically pertain to SHBC we will share that information with you. This is a fluid time. Sometimes we will just have to wait & see before we adjust the new rules. Remember we are a small single beach. Our decisions are being made with safety and well being of our members as our top priority.

As of Wednesday we are open under these guidelines:

All members dues must be current

No guests

Everyone must check in with the ambassador

BYOC &T. Bring your own chair & toys

Masks encouraged

Practice social distancing

One person in shed/ bathroom at a time

Guards will sanitize any common items every 50 minutes

No slides, diving boards or floating docks

All toys and chairs must be taken home or will be thrown away (no shared equipment rule)

When you come to kayak, paddleboard, or just fish you do not have to check in unless you are going to swim.

During check in you are required to give your name and badge numbers will need to be shown.

Badge pick up will be Monday June 29 @ 11am to 5pm. & Tuesday the 30 11am to 1pm & 4pm to 7pm

These guidelines may change at any time to be more or less restrictive. SHBC Trustees will stay up to date with state and town COVID guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Be safe,

Becka Panzer, Beach President

SHBC Trustees


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SHBC Trustee Changes

Hi everyone! At our last beach cleanup and annual meeting, we have now elected some new faces that form our SHBC board of trustees – welcome aboard!

President
Rebecca Panzer

Vice President
Theresa Gleason

Treasurer
Karen Wheeler

Secretary
Wendy Selander

Trustees:
Nick Boon
Ted Olszowski
Jeno Nyerges
Rick Bierce
Melissa Do
Michael Dobosh
Amanda Major
Elizabeth Siracuse-Billgert

Also thanks to everyone to came out and lent a hand at the cleanup last weekend!


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SHBC Beach Cleanup – Part II

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Lake Saginaw Summer 2020. Since we are anticipating the beach opening next week, Wednesday the 24th, we need to finish getting the beach & buoys ready. So anyone who is available please come on down to the lake this Saturday, June 20th at 9:15 am.

Hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Rebecca Panzer, President
SHBC Trustees


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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: Lake Saginaw – Opening Restrictions

Dear Fellow Lake Saginaw Members:

Some good news coming out today from the Governor of NJ:

“I anticipate being able to raise the limit on OUTDOOR non-protest and non-religious gatherings – unless we see a significant uptick in new #COVID19 cases – to 250 people on June 22nd.” (Gov. Murphy, NJ)

We are anticipating our beach opening on June 24th – however a lot of this is dependent on having the resources available in order to complete out setup, mainly we are waiting to hear from our dock contractor on a date and time for placement. Without the swim docks in place we cannot attach ropes and floats and other safety equipment.

In addition we are still on negotiating terms regarding our opening with the NJ State Health Department. As always the safely of our members and their families is our primary concern.

We will not be having an opening picnic, and we will not allow parties at the beach this season. (Mid or end of season member picnics will be determined at a later date.)

Here is a preliminary look at some of the restrictions that the State and County Health Department will be enforcing, and we will need to follow:

•    Require that members of the public practice social distancing while present at all public and private beaches, lakes, and lakeshores, including staying six feet apart whenever practicable.
•    Remove, tape-off, or otherwise block access to all benches and tables to discourage gatherings;
•    Prohibit the tying together or “rafting up” of boats to discourage group gatherings;
•    Prohibit special events such as festivals, concerts, fireworks, and picnics;
•    Prohibit all organized or contact activities or sports;
•    Limit occupancy in public restrooms that remain open to avoid overcrowding and maintain social distancing through signage and, where practicable, the utilization of attendants to monitor capacity;

The following shall be closed to the public at all public and private beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores:
•    Picnic Areas;
•    Playgrounds;
•    Water play equipment, including but not limited to goggles, snorkels, fins, kick boards, pool noodles and toys (you can bring your own, but not leave at the beach as it will be thrown away same day).

Common sense and reasonable requests:

– If you are sick, or you child is sick, STAY HOME
– Wear a mask when close interaction cannot be avoided
– Most important, be patient. Give us a break – THINGS WILL NOT BE SAME THIS SEASON

– If you do not agree with any of the rules or restrictions, two things you can do: First, write the Governor or County Health Department to complain, not us. Second, if you are angry and not at all willing to work within these regulations, consider not joining the Lake this year
(reservation members will still have a mandatory maintenance fee due).

Thank you for your continued patience. Count on changes. We will keep you updated as soon as we learn more.

John Scherr, President
SHBC Trustees


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IMPORTANT Lake Update

Dear Lake Saginaw Member:

We have two important dates and additional information to announce.

The beach will officially open on Wednesday, June 24th. Lifeguards will be on duty starting June 24th. We will follow up with additional guidelines (health, state, and federal mandates) prior to the official opening so there will be no confusion as to what can and cannot be done. Look for additional emails soon.

Our beach clean up and annual meeting will be held on Saturday, June 13th. The beach clean up will begin at 9am, and the annual meeting will promptly start at 12 noon. For the beach clean up please bring gloves. We’ll be doing general clean up and organization.

For the annual meeting we will be electing officers and Trustees for the Sparta Hills Beach Club board. The Trustees make all decisions for the beach club.

A number of members have expressed interest in becoming a Trustee and we look forward to some new ideas and energy. In order to become a Trustee (or to vote for Trustees) you must be a reservation member in good standing (i.e. all your fees are paid including active membership fees. This is a by-law rule.)

We hope those that would look to become a Trustee would do so to bring new ideas, activities, and accomplishments that will benefit the entire community. If you are looking to join to enhance a personal agenda, complain without providing solutions, or just as a way to socialize, then this position is probably not for you.

Trustees receive no pay, no incentives, and no special treatment – it is a volunteer position. While it is not a difficult job, it does involve interacting with members, providing solutions to problems, and following through with appropriate action for the good of the lake community.

I know there are a number of you that would be great for the beach club as a Trustee. Please feel free to reply via email to info@lakesaginaw.org and let us know you are considering running for a Trustee position.

In additional news, I will no longer be the beach club President, nor will I be a Trustee. I believe it’s time for some new ideas and passion to not only maintain all the great things we’ve accomplished over these past years, but to make things even better. Our Secretary, Melissa Do, will also be stepping down.

I want to thank all of you for your support, and look forward to seeing what you can accomplish moving forward.

Thank you.

John Scherr, President
SHBC Trustees