South Bay Community Association Update

by Gil Skinner, President, SBCA Board of Directors

A heartfelt thank you. The first thing I want to do is thank the hardworking members of last year’s SBCA Board: Bart Clark, Bruce Birch, Dick Grieves, Dave Jurca, Christine Spagle, Bill Wight, and Tom Sprandel. If there ever was a difficult year, this Board had it. Kudos to all of you for working through the pandemic and keeping the Association on an even keel.

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SBCA Update and the 2020 – 2021 SBCA Year in Review

by Bartholomew Clark, SBCA President (July 15, 2020 – July 28, 2021)

Board Activity

Beginning with last year’s Annual Meeting, ending with our 2021 Meeting, and barring the possibility of yet another Special Meeting between the time of this writing and our 2021 Annual Meeting, the Board will have convened for a total of twenty-seven Regular and Special meetings. Much was accomplished during this difficult year despite constantly changing circumstances, pandemic-induced and otherwise.

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South Bay Community Association (SBCA) Update

by Bartholomew Clark, SBCA President

SBCA Launches New Website

Our new website sbca.club was designed by Tom Sprandel, Vice President and Chair of the Communications Committee. Although Tom has decided not to seek reelection to his current Board position, he has generously offered to remain on the SBCA Communications Committee and to maintain and update the sbca.club website after his Board term has ended. Thank you, Tom!

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South Bay Community Association (SBCA) Update – A Potpourri of Current and Ongoing Matters

by Bartholomew Clark, SBCA President

Improvements Made to Bay Club During the COVID Closure

SBCA has made several substantial upgrades to our Bay Club while closed. The glass half full view is that we were able to schedule or complete these projects with no inconvenience to our members, as would have been the case while open. The largest project involves replacing and upgrading the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and a change to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting fixtures throughout the Club – projects that should be well underway as this issue of the Voice reaches your mailbox.

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SBCA Update – Addressing Member Comments Calling for Reopening the Bay Club and Three Board Seats Up for Election in July 2021

by Bartholomew Clark, SBCA President

Recent Comments from SBCA Members in Response to March SBCA Update

Comment: The number of Covid-19 cases has been overstated according to the CDC and many deaths have been attributed to the virus that were known to be of other causes.
Response: Many victims of Covid-19 experienced severe blood clotting disorders involving thousands of micro-clots. These can lead to cardiac arrest and/or failure of other major organs. If a perfectly healthy individual has a heart attack caused by Covid-19-induced blood clots, one could split hairs, and claim the heart attack as cause of death instead of Covid-19. This sort of obfuscation has been used by some to fudge the data and claim lower than actual Covid-19 infection rates. Yet, but for the Covid-19 infection the heart attacks would not have occurred in such situations. Most medical experts who have commented on the subject have opined that the number of deaths in the U.S. caused by Covid-19 has been understated rather than overstated.

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South Bay Community Association Update

Addressing the Possibility of Reopening the Bay Club

by Bartholomew Clark, SBCA President

Realistic Challenges

For most of the past year, the Covid-19 virus has run wild in the US population.  We are now at risk for more virulent and/or communicable mutations of the virus (a.k.a, “variants”). This risk is based upon the math: the more opportunities the virus has to replicate, the more variants are produced. Not all variants are worse than the original, but some are. More dangerous variants occur when there are more mutations. Right now, we don’t know to what extent current vaccines can protect us from these emerging mutations.      

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