2021 Annual General Meeting

The 2021 Woodstock Badminton Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Tuesday June 29th. at 7 PM. The meeting will be held virtually this year.

The AGM focuses on four items:

  1. Approval of the minutes of the last General Meeting.
  2. Reports by Board members concerning the past season’s activities and plans for the future.
  3. Proposed amendments to the Constitution and/or By-laws.
  4. Election of Officers and Board members for next 12 months.

The board is comprised of four executive and up to 8 directors.  Please consider taking an active part in the management and operation of your club by letting your name stand for a board position.

If you would like to know about what is involved in being a member of the board of directors, ahead of the meeting, please contact the club Secretary or President.

Finally, please submit to the club’s secretary any motions to amend either the club’s constitution or by- laws by June 8th.

Secretary@woodstockbadmintonclub.org

Club Temporary Closure – COVID-19 Third Wave

The Ontario government is imposing a province-wide “emergency brake”.  The measure comes into effect as of 12:01 a.m. on April 3, and will be in place for at least four weeks.

One of the restrictions announced as a result of this measure is that use of facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness is prohibited.  Therefore, the Woodstock Badminton Club will be closed to all members starting Saturday until further notice.

We will cancel all pending reservations from April 3rd forward.

Southwestern Health Unit moves to Orange – Restrict Alert Status

The province has announced that Southwestern a health unit is moving to the Orange health alert status on Monday, March 1st.  With this announcement we can now welcome members residing in health units that are in Green, Yellow and Orange alert status. The following rules and restrictions will apply.

Club AccessMembers Only.

Reservations are required via the web site.  Each player must reserve.  Note that members are NOT reserving a court but are reserving one of the 10 allowable “person slots” for a given time period. 
The club is open for recreational play (7 days a week) as per the reservation tool.  Members will have to take a self screening test before registering. This is available online and on the club entrance door.
Face CoveringsMandatory – in all areas of the facility except the courts when competing and training.
DistancingPhysical distance of at least 2m from every other person must be maintained; when on court there should be no contact and every effort to maintain 2m physical distancing should be made.
Facility CapacityA maximum of 10   persons in the court areas.A maximum of 10 persons in the lounge areas. (Maximum 90-minute duration).A maximum of 20 persons in the facility.
Type of PlayRecreational Singles and doubles play is permitted with no contact but limited to the 10-person limit.
Leave at least one empty court between doubles play.
CoachingPrivate and club supplied coaching. (Students and parents/guardians are limited by facility capacity limits.)   No contact

As Ontario continues to reopen, the club will relax restrictions to align with government and public health guidelines. 

Club Re-opening after Lockdown

The provincial government has announced that the Southwestern health unit will be moving to the “Red – Control” alert status on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  We expect that the region will remain in this status for two weeks. This announcement permits the Woodstock Badminton Club to re-open.

The club will open on Tuesday February 16th for singles play only.

The province is discouraging travel of  persons from high risk (red and grey) health zones to other  health zones.

Therefore, the only members that can utilize courts at this time are members that reside in the Southwestern health unit (zone) and members that reside in a health unit (zone) that is in orange, yellow or green alert status.

This approach is consistent with the restrictions that were in place before the lockdown in December when the club was not open to members outside of the Southwestern zone that resided  in red zones.

We look forwarding to welcoming back members as he provincial restrictions relax.