As of this writing, Phase 2 of the Lodge/Club renovation project was recently approved by Lodge membership. By the time you read this column a couple of changes to our bar operation will have occurred. Food service will remain unchanged during the Phase 2.
Effective January 15, 2018, the bar operation will have moved to a temporary location out- side in the pool area for a period of nine days. Barriers will be erected in the area/lounge area for asbestos abatement.
On or about January 25, the outside temporary bar will be closed and the main bar will be operational. The barriers in the bar/lounge area will greatly reduce the seating capacity in the bar/lounge area. Also, during this period, access to the Lodge/Club will be altered.
The main entrance will be closed off and en- try to the Lodge/Club will be via the gate leading into the surfboard rack area. A temporary front desk will be set up in that entry point. Access to the 2nd floor restrooms will be via the existing stairway leading up from the ewa end of the pool area. No change to the pool hours.
Access to the Lodge/Club will eventually be back to the main entrance. A “tunnel” barrier will be erected in the lobby area, allowing access to the stairway leading up to the 2nd floor, restrooms, front desk and lounge. Signs informing members of these access changes will be posted out front.
Around the end of April, the main bar operation will be closed again and a temporary bar will be located in the restaurant area. During this time, flooring, ceiling and other work will be done in the lounge/bar area. Upon completion of the work in the lounge/bar area, the main bar will be operational.
At this writing, the question of scheduled live entertainment in the lounge area is question- able, due to the lack of space. We are look- ing at the use of the Lodge Room for the live entertainment, as long as it doesn’t conflict with a scheduled banquet event. A decision should be made by the time you receive this newsletter. Same for events such as the Su- per Bowl and other traditional annual events here at the Club.
I know these changes due to the renovations are an inconvenience to all of the member- ship. However, your Board of Trustees, the Members Advisory Committee, Lodge Officers, Club Management and House Commit- tee have been working together to see the renovation project through to fruition and at the same time provide a minimum food and beverage service as well as access to the Lodge/Club areas that are not directly effected by the construction. We can all look forward to the completion of the renovations so that we all can enjoy a newly renovated Club.
John Carroll Chairperson House Committeeby