Update from the Board to all Members

Update: Monday 23 March 2020

The Lyceum Club Board met by telephone this morning to consider the latest announcements by the Federal and State Governments regarding the fast moving COVID-19 situation.

In accordance with the Prime Minister’s direction, the Lyceum Club is now closed to members, effective from 12 midday, Monday 23 March 2020.  We will be monitoring the Government policy as it develops and will endeavour to re-open when circumstances permit, and as soon as it is safe for our Members and staff to do so.

Our permanent staff are continuing to work at this time on a range of duties and Members can contact the Club as usual. 

The Board has agreed that in the current circumstances, the General Meeting planned for 26 May 2020 cannot go ahead, therefore it has been cancelled.  The Member Information Session planned for Wednesday 25 March 2020 has also been cancelled.

In the current crisis, the Board agreed it is important to hold things together, focus on keeping membership connected with each other and our staff gainfully employed in these uncertain times.

The Club is in a solid position, but we will need your support over the coming months.  We have no debt and we are blessed with a wonderfully diverse membership with so many talented and skilled women.  We greatly appreciate the many expressions of support received from members in recent days and the offers of assistance.

During the challenging times that lie ahead, Members can support the Club and the staff in a number of practical ways:

  1. Order for home delivery or collect frozen meals made by the Club. The Chefs are working hard to ensure a great range of tasty dishes is available for members;
  2. Pay your Club account promptly when it arrives; and
  3. Consider making an additional payment equal to what you usually spend in the Club each month

The Board discussed how Members can support each other in this new world without access to our physical Club.  Communication is key and we will be revamping the weekly ‘What’s On’ into the new ‘Lyceum @ Large’ to ensure members stay connected with each other and the Club.  The monthly newsletter will also be revised and we will share the experiences of groups using technology to connect.

In these unprecedented times, affecting all members of our community, it is important that we stay well and assist others where possible.

With best wishes

Yvonne Panagacos

President