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SUNRAY CLUB TOLWORTH / SUNRAY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

COVID - 19



JULY 2020 UPDATE
Hi everybody I guess FaceBook has been very quiet from me. I don't look very often and when I do any relevant news has been and gone.
THE GOOD NEWS!
At last some news to make us smile. The Government has cleared the way for Dance Schools to start back from 25th July 2020 subject to various safe guards being put in place. The bad news is i will not be ready until a week later. However the majority of Halls will remain closed until September.
Rather than waste three months in lockdown I took the opportunity to use our accumulated lesson fees to update the facilities at the Sunray Club. The building is held on a full reparation & repair lease from the Council and is self-funding.


Before I continue I must say a
Heartfelt Thank You
to all those Sunray Clubbers & Sundowner Linedancers who continued to pay their weekly class fee and monthly social entrance fee into The Club account. Without it I would not have achieved what I have done during lockdown. It just shows to me just how much the Club means to you all.

THE SUNRAY CLUB - IMPROVEMENTS

The works completed to date include
New Toilets, Wash hand basins & worktop. Updated plumbing to allow faster re-fills to the toilets and to help stop clogging. Hand wash and paper towels in toilets and sanitiser in entrance lobby.
Both toilets, lobby & kitchen floors have been stripped, screeded and re-layed with Polyflor sheet Vinyl (commercial grade).
New secure self-closing entrance doors fitted as well as lobby to hall doors. The lobby has been painted. New larger fire exit doors (with security shutter) fitted on back extension and new fire entrance/exit door to the side.
The Bar has been fitted with two perspex 'sneeze screens' and all glasses have been replaced with new.
Automatic sanitisers on bar front.

Finally but not least the whole of the hall dance floor is to be stripped, made good and screeded, before being layed with
INTERFACE COMMERCIAL
LUXURY VINYL TILES.
I have been advised it is suitable for dancing (slideable - not slipable). But of course only time will tell. It is difficult with only a small sample to play with. So fingers crossed.
Work starts Tuesday 21st inst. As soon as the floor is completed I will arranged perhaps one Tuesday evening and a Thursday morning to meet and discuss class arrangements.
I have ideas on how we can go forward but best we speak with one voice.
Subject to confirmation our first monthly Social will be Saturday 29th August 2020. Numbers will by necessity be limited.
Following Government guidelines there can be no dancing or singing but you can wave your hands, clap and make funny faces.
Safe practices will be in place at all times.
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL VERY SOON
Some photographs taken of work to date. Still more to do.

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COVID—19


Sundowners ldc & Sunray Club


TOLWORTH


Surviving The Lockdown


First off I would like to say a massive thank you to all of you who have made a


financial contribution to help The Sunray survive the coronavirus lockdown. Whether your contribution was  £10.00 or £200.00 it has enabled us to hold our lease and pay bills. Even when closed with no foot fall at the club there are


always ongoing costs that have to be paid. Your contributions  have shown just how much you value the Club and the friendships and partnerships made over the years. As for the future I feel I can confidently say that the Club is


financially secure for the foreseeable future. As a small business rate payer I


applied for the Governments Small Business Grant


which was


approved and the sum of £10,000.00 has now been paid directly into our bank account.  SPONSORSHIP. I am also pleased to tell you that



Sarah Melbourn, owner of GREENFIELD


has offered sponsorship to the Club and donated £1000.00 to our account. Sarah is related to Sunray Club Members Christine & Malcolm Brown .


MAINTENANCE OPPORTUNITY



The cash injection we have received gives us the opportunity to continue with some refurbishment previously planned. Work booked and ordered has been able to go ahead, subject to supply of materials. Of the work planned the two new Fire Doors are waiting for the factory to open before we can collect them. Fortunately we do have a new Security Shutter installed on the back. The Ladies Loo has had two new wash hand basins and a new toilets fitted in both Ladies & Gents. Mains water has been diverted directly to the cisterns to allow a quicker refill. Important when they are busy. The entrance lobby has had a lick of paint and new wider entrance doors fitted. Next job is new floor covering. New brighter overhead Solar Lighting, designed for car parks, have been fitted.



WHEN WILL IT ALL END!  Your guess is as good as mine but before it does there is a lot of clearing out to done where items have accumulated over the past twenty years, and before we go back I will order a professional deep clean of ALL AREAS.



BAR AREA. Today I ordered a full stock of new  BAR GLASSES.



EASTBOURNE WEEKEND 
The Cumberland Hotel remains closed and will not open at best before mid Juneat best
All monies held are in a separate secure
account, ring fenced until decisions can be made about the future. I personally think we will not be back before 26th September. It may be possible for smaller groups to come together before then, but we will have to wait for Government to advise when. I am hopeful.



TINSEL & TURKEY WEEKEND WILL A BE TIME TO CELEBRATE



 



 



 





 


 

CORONAVIRUS - COVID 19

To all Sunray Club Members, Hotshots & Sundowners Linedancers.


Following on from our unfortunate cancellation of our Annual Linedance Weekend to the Trouville Hotel, Isle of Wight I am pleased to tell you that I have now received the refund from The Holiday Shop.
Refunds will be cost less £10 expenses.


With a late cancellation like this it was only right that the acts were paid in full.


I am sure we all wish Darren Jones & Carl Shay success with whatever steps they take next. The entertainment industry has been devastated by COVID-19


I would like to thank Marc of Holiday Shop for his prompt attention refunding to us and all of you for your patience and understanding.


With no forthcoming classes and being in Isolation I will liaise with Janice & Pat on how they wish to handle refunds to their dancers.


As for Sunray Members/Dancers and anybody wishing to deal directly with me I would ask that you TEXT (07 885 543 886) or MESSAGE me with your


Name – Sort Code – Account Number
OR
email:sundownersldc@hotmail.co.uk

and I will transfer directly to you
.


SUNRAY COMMUNITY CENTRE/CLUB CLOSURE
ON GOING COSTS


Even with The Club closed there are of course ongoing costs & expenses. There are those I can’t cancel such as BT (phone line) and ADT (alarm) including CCTV which work together and of course our Insurance premium.


We will weather this storm.


Some of you have become rather insistent on paying towards the above costs and I have to say your support has been quite overwhelming and is truly appreciated.


I do know how much some of you have benefitted from The Club both socially, dance wise and making new friends and want it to continue when the time is right, so do I, so I do understand your desire to help. Some of you have already ask me not to return your holiday cost and put it towards funds. It is times like this when you realise the value of a Club like ours. I am hugely proud and honoured you all feel that way. Thank You.


For those who want to and able contribute via BACS the account name is - Peter Day – Sort Code 08-93-99 Account 87493232


KEEP WELL EVERYBODY AND IN THE WORD OF VERA LYNN
'WE WILL MEET AGAIN' 
TAKE CARE - BE SAFE

SUNRAY COMMUNITY CENTRE, (adj knollmead primary school & allotments) KNOLLMEAD, TOLWORTH, SURBITON KT5 9QP Tel: 07885 543886 e.mail:sundownersldc@hotmail.co.uk

NEW! - 'EAZI-LINE' - BEGINNERS LINEDANCE CLASSES with PETE & LIN EVERY THURSDAY EVENING FROM 7.30 pm to 9.30pm GET FIT - STAY HEALTHY - HAVE FUN. Free -Tea/Coffee/Squash Break - Only 4.00 per session


SUNDOWNERS LINEDANCE CLASSES (with PETE & LIN) run every TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 7.30pm to 10.30pm AND THURSDAY MORNINGS (10am to 12pm) 
OUR LINEDANCE CLASS FEES ARE £4.00 / £5.00 PER SESSION DEPENDING ON LEVEL BEING TAUGHT AND WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH WESTERN DANCE ASSOCIATION. DANCERS ARE WELCOME TO BRING ALONG FRIENDS FOR A QUIET DRINK AT OUR BAR
(£2.00 Guest Fee Is Appreciated but not compulsary). 
OUR CLASSES ARE CLASSIFIED: AB BEGINNER / BEGINNER-IMPROVER / IMPROVER-INTERMEDIATE.
INTERESTED IN JOINING US? GIVE ME A CALL ON TEL: 07885 543886 or e.mail:sundownersldc@hotmail.co.uk or
JUST TURN UP!
YOU WILL BE MOST WELCOME!

BAD WEATHER? NO PROBLEM! WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE! CLASSES AS USUAL TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS FOR THOSE PREPARED TO BRAVE THE WEATHER .

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