Hello BADinTO members.
I hope this email finds all of you well. We seem to be turning the corner on this Pandemic, and hopefully we will be able to get out and enjoy the summer and each others company very soon.
Now, down to business.
REFUND or CREDIT:
The BADinTO Executive have worked out a rebate for the time we have lost at the end of the season. We have basically lost 11-12 weeks of badminton from permit cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have pro-rated a refund to all 2019/2020 Full Time Members, 2019/2020 Fridays Only Members, and 2020 Winter Session Members. Your refund is based upon your membership level.
The link below is an application for your refund. Please fill it out ASAP. There are only three or four questions for you to answer and it will take less than 90 seconds of your time. If you are planning to return to BADinTO for the 2020/2021 badminton season, we would appreciate if you accept your refund as a credit instead of cash back. This credit will be applied towards your membership fees for next season. If you would prefer the cash, unsure or are NOT planning on joining us again for the 2020/2021 badminton season, please choose the e-Transfer cash back option on the form. If our club is unable to open due to school closures next season, we will e-Transfer the refund to all those members who selected the credit option to clear the accounts.
During these unprecedented times, we will be keeping a close eye on how sports clubs will be rolling out in the Fall. We will keep you updated on our Facebook groups page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BADinTO) as well as the BADinTO website (BADinTO.ca).
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020/2021 SEASON:
After years of consideration, this seems like the right time to move our registration online. We will be sending out an email to all our 2019/2020 Full Time, Friday Only and Winter Session members when we have confirmation of gym permits. The procedure will be the same as in-person registration. Returning members will have first right of refusal to join the club, and will have to register and pay within a set amount of time. After that, returning member registration will be closed and we will know how many spots will be available to new members. If you are a returning member and have missed the deadline to pre-register, you will have to take your chances and register with the new members … first come, first accepted.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your patience and understanding this season. It has been a very unusual and trying time for many of us. I always feel very fortunate to be able to be a part of the TGBL and honoured to have some small roll in bringing this amazing club to all of our members. Every season I reflect on all the incredible people I meet in our club. Even though badminton is the main reason we gather each week, it is you, the members, that keep us all coming back year after year. We have arguably the best LGBTQ sports league in the City because our members are so friendly, open and welcoming. You are all amazing!
For the first time in the history of the Club, we have had to cancel the Queen’s Cup Badminton Tournament. Hopefully we will come back, bigger and better next year!
Of course, this club would not be possible without the BADinTO Executive Committee who have given up their time to volunteer at the club year after year.
Thank you to:
Peter Conquest, Vice President
Damon Lin, Treasurer
Christine Lam, Membership Coordinator
Paul Henman, Webmaster
Felix Tse, Play Director
Mark Galeazza, Play Director
Larry Xu, Play Director
I would also like to give special thanks to all of our members who have donated and volunteered to the club throughout the season.
I hope to see all of you back next season, and if not, I hope that you will consider joining us again in the future.
Vincent Chan, President.