The Kaitlin Focus Group has in the past, and continues to be, the voice for CCC members. If you have an opinion concerning the appropriateness of the credit for 2021 or any other management practices, they should be addressed directly to Kaitlin management or the Kaitlin Focus Group.
To facilitate this and to provide the facts concerning lockdowns in 2021 there is an analysis below.
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Analysis of Clubhouse fees.
Those of us in our community who are Country Club Community (CCC) members will have recently received an e-mail from the Clubhouse which included the following statement:
We are pleased to announce that after some deliberation the 2022 CCC rates are now finalized. There will be no increase for 2022, that is the rate will stay the same as prior to COVID, $1092 plus hst (if you decide to pay by cash, check or debit $1070 plus hst
Also, for the 2022 season all CCC households in good standing, will receive a $150 credit to their house account which may be applied to any food and beverage purchases or golf related purchases. (golf shop merchandise excluded).
This is quite different from the way that the membership fees were handled for 2021. How do the two years compare? An analysis is offered below.
For 2021, the Clubhouse (Kaitlin) recognized, that due to 4 months of lockdowns in 2020, CCC members needed to be compensated for the closure of clubhouse facilities A reduction in the annual CCC membership fee was assessed at $350 (33% of $1070.00) before tax.
First of all, what were the provincial lockdowns in 2021?
|1st January||10th February||40|
|8th April||16th July||99|
The Clubhouse had no choice but to remain closed for the dates shown. Put another way, the Clubhouse facilities were unavailable for 38% of the year.
If the same logic for reduced membership dues in 2020 were applied in 2021, the reduction in (cash) dues for 2022 would be about $407 (38% of $1070) before tax.
Instead, a $150 credit to each household account is being offered. We know that all food and beverage purchases come with both 13% HST as well as a service charge of 15%. So, this means that the $150 credit becomes approximately a $105 credit before the tax and service charge.
For the 2021 membership year, Kaitlin and Clubhouse management offered a reduction in dues that appeared to be based on the time that the clubhouse was unavailable in 2020. For 2022, it would seem that a different calculation has been used to compensate for the lack of services in 2021.
The above represent the facts as we see them. CCC members will no doubt have an opinion about the differences outlined. Please feel free to tell us what you think.
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