Dear HPSC friends,
September has always been a time of renewal. When we were children, September was the beginning of the school year (and still is for many of our members who are teachers). It is also the time when our HPSC memberships come due. If you have not yet done so, please take advantage of our early bird rate of $150 until October 31.
Over the last week, I was very happy to meet up with many of you at our first social event of the season on Thursday September 8 at The Swan, and at the first SkiFit of the year on Saturday. The turnout for both events clearly shows there is pent up demand for social connection and makes me very optimistic for the upcoming season.
I was also pleased to meet so many new members. Thank you all for coming out. We are planning more socials for over the fall and winter. And of course, SkiFit happens every Saturday morning in High Park – registration opens each Tuesday prior to the session.
One of the new members asked me what makes HPSC different, and I mentioned what I have said many times, that HPSC is a community. That people may join the club for a sport, but what keeps them returning is the friends they make, the community of fellow members.
You should have also received the official notification regarding the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday September 20. We are once again holding a hybrid meeting with an in-person option (at the National Yacht Club) and a virtual option (via Zoom). The AGM is an important event for the running of the club at which we present the financial results of the previous season, as well as discussion of what the club accomplished. The AGM also is when changes to the by-laws are approved (or rejected). All those registered to attend will be able to vote (both in-person and on Zoom). If you have not yet done so please register to attend the AGM here. If you are not able to attend, please fill out a proxy and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.