The Safety Committee is forming to serve the entire island by helping achieve the strategic planning goal of a “safe and pristine island.” This survey is intended to be used to help create the Safety Committee’s purpose or charter that will be considered by the Board of Trustees. From listening to Board members and other stakeholders, the topics for these questions were developed. Please take the 5 to 10 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for helping with this.
Please send your comments, suggestions, or interest in this committee to John Gray, the Community Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SURPRISE! DECEMBER DUMPSTER DAY!
The Board of Trustees are aware of an email from Matt Surowiecki to many Hat Island owners indicating that he has formed an association. We do not have any information about the purpose of the this association but it is not, in any way, related to the Hat Island Community Association.
Employee Gift Fund
The holidays are right around the corner. Starting with Thanksgiving in a few weeks. If you are so inclined and appreciate the work the island staff does for us all during the year feel free to send an Employee Holiday Fund donation to the office. The funds go into a pool for staff and it is distributed evenly based on the hours worked. Management is not part of the program so all donations go to your ferry crew, harbormaster, greenskeeper, maintenance team, water operator and office crew. Staff is always so appreciative of the gift they receive from owners every year!
The 2022 Budget Ballot will be coming to your mailboxes soon. Highlight is….NO INCREASE IN ASSESSMENTS OR FEES for 2022! If you haven’t received your ballot by Thursday, November 18th please contact the office staff and we will email you a ballot. The results of the ballot will be announced at the December board meeting.
Sound Faith Church, 2nd annual Holiday Food and Clothing Drive
Barge Dates 2022
January 9, 10 and 11
March 15, 16 and 17
May 23, 24 and 25
September 1 and 2
October 2, 3 and 4th
If you have a concern about something on the ferry, please contact ferry staff. They can address it with the offending party. If you feel your concern isn’t being handled by the crew in a timely, and effective manner, please ask to speak to the captain. Please do not confront fellow passengers.
Masks are mandated on the ferry due to the rise in COVID-19. Guests are required to wear masks, covering their mouth and nose. If the crew has to ask you more than once, to follow this rule, the captain will ask you to not ride the ferry for a period of 2 weeks.
Talk to Each Other
How do you be a good neighbor? Communicate with each other, lend a hand! There are a lot of new owners on the island and they cannot expect to know all of the little idiosyncrasies and island rules that make our little island such a special place to be. If you see someone that seems confused or is doing something that would be frowned upon, reach out and lend them a hand and offer advice. Neighbors helping neighbors is how this island works and those of us that have been here for a long period of time need to reach out and lend that helping hand.
Hat Island Online Exhibit and Timeline
Make sure to check out the work of our Summer Intern, Laynie Moran: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Icou_b_u1USeb3TFeVKnY4EYaAzmo-iZ/view?usp=sharing
Hat Island, WE CAN DO THIS!