In March we suffered the loss of 3 kitchen staff members, which caused us to reduce food service for members. Efforts are underway to rebuild the kitchen team and 2 cooks have been hired. Every effort is being made to restore member dining options. In the interim, a snack bar menu including hot and cold food items has been offered and the Bistro bar has operated during normal hours for the most part. I am proud of how our staff has pulled together to manage through these stressful times. I also applaud member volunteers who have assisted on large wedding events to support the team and ensure we meet our contractual obligations. Thank you to all members for your understanding and support while we manage this temporary disruption.
Soon we will be welcoming seasonal employees as the busy summer season approaches. Pool facility renovations are proceeding and we look forward to opening that amenity for the summer. While pickleball court construction has suffered delays, we anticipate breaking ground in the not-too-distant future. Golf and Racquet Sports activities have picked up with warmer weather and the return of our snowbirds. I hope you all are enjoying everything the vibrant and fun community of Duck Woods has to offer.
This is my last report as the acting general manager. It has been my pleasure to serve all of you, though I will admit that I’m looking forward to getting reacquainted with my golf clubs!