It is that time again, where we ask you to renew your Kippie membership. The beginning of 2021 was challenging, and the second lockdown resulted in the Club’s membership dropping by almost 25%, from pre-pandemic levels. Your committee and the team at Kippie, took decisive action to reduce our overheads and claim any funding the Club was entitled to from local and National Government.
As the Club re-opened in late April, recovery in membership numbers has been very significant and come the end of November, it has almost reached pre-pandemic levels. The continued support of you, our members and the healthy growth in new members has ensured that the Club survived and put us in a good position for the future, however the pandemic has stretched resources resulting in a constrained investment in our facilities. The management committee recognises that the fabric of some areas has suffered and a programme of investment in the existing facilities is being developed and it is hoped that the changing rooms, the Lodge, the driving range and the driveways will be improved in 2022.
I would like to thank all the members who took part in the Club’s annual survey, Kippie is your Club and your views matter. Overall, the feedback has been very positive, you gave the Club more than a 4-star rating and we have been able to identify a number of areas for improvement which will be developed into a clear action plan to be shared with you once finalised e.g. delivering a broader range of classes in the New Year. We completed the planned ventilation improvements in January 2022, which will enable us to safely use all our studio space and give the class timetable more flexibility.