The Fern Society committee has booked a new venue for the beginning of 2021. It will enable us to have meetings in an environment which is less susceptible to last minute change and cancellations.
We have booked the Model T Ford Clubrooms which are located in the median strip of Port Road (450 metres west of South Road). The carpark is accessible from King Street which intersects the median strip and can be accessed when travelling west or east on Port Road.
Members are encouraged to come along and see the venue first hand and provide us with feedback regarding the ongoing use of the site. We have booked it for February and March with a tentative booking for ongoing use on the 1st Friday of the month as that was the available date.
Its a change of venue and change of date from the 4th Friday of the month to the 1st Friday of the month. The use of the school is always subject to the possibility of a last minute cancellation if there are COVID concerns whereas the new venue does not have the overriding issue of safety for students and staff. The other benefit is a larger carpark where we are the only users and not competing with sporting groups or other school users, also the venue is booked exclusively to us so we won't arrive and find its being used for another purpose and have to re-organise our evening.
COVID check-in is required either by scanning the QR code or signing in on a paper list before entering the room. Supper will be provided in a COVID safe manner. Program details for the February meeting will be in the January newsletter.