As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, we are saddened to say our annual Memorial Day Weekend services will be postponed this season. We understand this is an inconvenience to many, but with the current guidelines in place by our state & local government, we are unable to serve the LIYC community. We had hoped to have a modified drive-through Memorial Day service to raise our flags, acknowledge our first responders and those who have served our country. Our Memorial Day service was proposed to the Village of Babylon but they have not approved our request as of yet. If and when our Memorial Day service is approved, we will notify our Members of the date and not let the importance of Memorial Day go unserved.
In the meantime, let's make the most of our circumstances! We ask the LIYC community to create lawn signs to recognize our servicemen and women, our first responders, our essential frontline workers and any others you wish. We want to display your lawn signs along the LIYC driveway to be recognized by the community and thank all of those who have served. Please feel free to come by at your convenience and stake your sign into the grass for all to see.
On a positive note, we have been given reassuring news by the Suffolk County Health Department to open and prepare our pool for your enjoyment! The pool cover is off, the pumps are on, and it is currently warming up under the sun. Also encouraging news, presently, Suffolk County has met 5 of 7 metrics required to begin reopening. We have drafted our operational proposal, which is awaiting final guidance from the county to safely reopen outdoor dining and bar areas, hopefully in Phase 1, with our Clubhouse to follow.
Lastly, with the delayed opening of the season due to Covid-19, to ensure we enjoy the full benefits of Membership, the LIYC will be extending the Membership season into September. We fully intend to be of service to you, our Members, at the fullest capacity that we possibly can as we navigate through this ever-changing landscape. Continually visit our website (https://bit.ly/2Z7M0Hq) and follow us on Facebook & Instagram as we are putting our most up to date information on there as well. We look forward to being together very soon, stay safe, everyone!