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November 13, 2020 Winter Road Policy 2020 and Fall Update Newsletter Hello Members

Final closure is fast approaching for our community as Winter approaches.
The water system shutdown and gate closure will take place at the end of this month.

Please check the Member’s Area for a Fall Update message and the Winter Road Policy 2020. Padlock Code will be posted December 1st.

Thank you
October 5, 2020 Information for the Iron Person Golf Tournament🏌🏽‍♀️⛳️🏌🏼‍♂️ The Iron Person Golf Tournament - the last event of 2020

Information you need:
Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 10am, rain date is Sunday, the 11th.
Format: mixed team/best ball format.
Clubs: only carry 4 clubs in your bag, one of which MUST be a putter.
Pre-register: with Organizer Rick before Friday night(Oct.9).
Cost: one Looney, goes towards the cost of engraving the trophy and gives you a ballot to guess the composition of an egg carton of golf balls.

Trivia and BBQ to follow the golf. Lots of fabulous prizes to be drawn!
Limited access to clubhouse for washroom use only.
September 22, 2020 Storm Alert Hello HHA Members

If you are staying at your cottage in the Hebrides over the next few days,, we suggest you may want to have an additional supply of water on hand, ie containers filled with drinking water, cooking and for flushing toilets. There is a generator on standby in the pumphouse should a power outage occur.
It will be activated as soon as possible after the outage but it may not be immediate.

Here is some other information you may find helpful in anticipation of the weather over the next few days.
Weather news is available at CBC Radio 96.1 (other local radio stations may be sharing local weather news as well).
Charge all electronics
Get cash in case ATMs are down
Get water & non-perishable food items and supplies such as a battery powered radio, flashlight and other items.

Let’s hope we don’t have to use any of the above. Stay safe and dry!
September 22, 2020 Update on Water Supply In the last post, it was indicated a generator could provide backup power in the pump house should there be a power outage. Unfortunately, it is not unavailable at this time which means everyone will have to rely on your individual stored water supply.
We’ll continue to update on the website as new Information is available....and power is maintained.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Thank you
September 13, 2020 Hebrides Closing Dates Announced Hello Members

It’s hard to believe but the 2020 summer is beginning to wind down.

Here are the closing dates for this very different 2020 season:
Final grass cutting - week of Sept. 14
Clubhouse close - October 12
Water system shutdown - November 30

Reminder: there are still 2 golf tournaments to look forward to, the Leftovers on Sept.19 and the Iron Person on Oct.10. Mark your calendar!!
September 8, 2020 New Date for Leftovers Golf Tournament The Leftovers Golf Tournament scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 12 is cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19. Preregistration, start time and other info remain the same.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you at our September tournament!
August 28, 2020 Friendly Reminder - Golf Tournament Hi Folks
This is a reminder of the Barry Butler Memorial Golf Tournament this Saturday, August 29th.
Tee off is at 10 am. Please register with Rick Callaghan at recalleghan@yahoo.ca no later than Friday, August 28, if you haven’t already done so.

BBQ hot dogs and corn boil to follow the tournament.!
All Hebrides Members are welcome!
August 20, 2020 Annual Barry Butler Memorial Golf Tournament Our second golf tournament of the season, the Annual Barry Butler Memorial Golf Tournament takes place on Saturday, August 29th.

Preregistration required. Contact Rick Callaghan at recalleghan@yahoo.ca
by Friday, August 28th.

- Start time: 10 am sharp.
- No entry fee.
- BBQ'd hotdogs, corn boil and refreshments (water, beer and wine) will follow the tournament in the pool area.
Reminders:
- Clubhouse remains closed although washrooms are accessible.
- Rain date is Saturday, September 5th.

All are welcome!
August 17, 2020 Defibrillator - New Location Members, please note:

Due to the clubhouse being closed this year, the defibrillator has been relocated to outside for easy access.
It is now mounted on the fence to the left of the clubhouse door.

The debrillator is wrapped in plastic to protect it from the elements.

Thank you
August 16, 2020 Upcoming Golf Tournaments The dates for future 2020 golf tournaments have been announced.

Aug 29th - the 7th Annual Barry Butler Memorial
Sept 12th - the Leftovers - Rescheduled to Sept. 19
Oct 10th - The Ironperson

All tournaments will start at 10 am.
Preregistration is required.
BBQ to follow in the pool area.
Limited access to clubhouse for washroom use only.

All Members welcome!
August 11, 2020 No Open Fires in the Hebrides Hello Members

Due to extremely dry conditions, the Board is recommending a ban on open fires, including campfires in the Hebrides. We are heeding the warnings from the PEI Fire Weather Index which remains at an extreme risk and the National Park’s ban on open fires issued yesterday.
We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our actions accordingly..

Thank you for your co-operation
HHA Board
August 9, 2020 Covearltoon Tournament Results The ‘Covearltoon’ was a huge success! We had 19 golfers, 6 teams and over 20 people for the BBQ. We also had our first hole in one! At least, it is the first one since I started organizing the golf tournaments. Gloria W. aced the first hole! Her playing partners were Sheila F. and Rick C. and the trio known as The Aces were also the tournament winners with a score of 30. As winners they got the Earlybird trophy. In second place was the team of Myrna and Brian G. and Eileen C. and they got the Toonle trophy. A great time was had by all!
Rick
August 9, 2020 Grass Cutting Suspended August 10 - 14. Due to the continued hot, dry weather we’ve been experiencing, grass cutting on the lots is canceled for the week starting Monday, August 10th..

Normal cutting routine will resume the week of Monday August 17th.

Thank you.
August 8, 2020 The ‘Covearltoon’ Golf Tournament Golf is back!!

The draw for teams will be completed the day before the tournament so preregistration is important!
2. Start time: 10 am sharp.
3. BBQ'd hotdogs and refreshments (water, beer and wine) in the pool
area. No access to the clubhouse. Bring own lawn chair!
4. No entry fee the Covearltoon, as it is replacing the Earlybird and the Toony tournaments,
5. Both trophies will be up for grabs!
6. Rain date will be Saturday the 15th.
July 24, 2020 Nominating Committee Report 2020 The Nominating Committee Report 2020 is an addendum to the Annual Meeting Handout and is posted in the Members Area of the website.
July 24, 2020 Grass Cutting Suspended for 1 Week Hello HHA Members

Due to the hot, dry weather we’ve been experiencing, grass cutting on the lots is canceled for the week starting Monday, July 27th.

Normal cutting routine will resume the week of Monday August 3th.

Thank you.
July 22, 2020 2020 Annual Meeting Handout The 2020 Annual Meeting Handout is now available in the Member Area of the website for your review in preparation for the meeting this Saturday, July 25. at 5 pm.
Registration opens at 4 pm. Please try to arrive early so that the meeting can begin promptly at 5 pm.
If you cannot attend or are connecting by Zoom, please provide a proxy to ensure your vote is counted. The Proxy Form, including instructions can be found in the PDF files listed in the Members Area of the website.

Your support is appreciated.
July 11, 2020 Report from the Committee to Determine ithe Impact of Cottage Rentals Hello Hebrides Members

An email with attachments has been sent to all members introducing the Report on ‘Finding the Balance’ from the Committee to Determine the Impact of Cottage Rentals in the Hebrides. The Report in its entirety has also been posted in the Members Area. Please review in preparation for the Information Session to be held on Saturday, July 18 at 3 pm at the New London Community Centre.
Reminder: please contact Anita Murphy at anitaamurphy@gmail.com to indicate your attendance in person or virtually on Zoom by end of day
Thursday July 16th.
July 10, 2020 Important Documents e,g, Call for Nominations and PROXY Form Important information for the upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting is now posted in the Members Area of the website.
Documents listed are:
* Call for Nominations for 2020 Election to the Board of Directors. An opportunity for you to participate in the administration and operation of your Hebrides community. The deadline for nominations to be received is 4:00 pm on Friday, July 17th. Additional information outlining the requirements for Nomination is available in the posted document in the Members Area.

* 2020 Proxy Form Please note: members who are unable to attend the meeting in person or who link in virtually by Zoom must designate a Proxy to have their vote registered at the meeting.

The Annual Meeting Handout will be posted on the website in the week prior to the July 25th meeting date.


July 3, 2020 Rescheduled date for Information Session New London Community Centre The previously announced date for this Information Session is rescheduled to Saturday July 18, same time and location.

The Committee to Determine the Impact on Cottage Rentals in the Hebrides is holding an Information Session to outline the Committee’s findings and recommendations and to hear your suggestions. All Members are invited to attend in person or by virtual access. Check the website for more details in mid-July.
July 3, 2020 Hebrides Newsletter July 3 2020 An update on Hebrides news is now posted in the Members Area on the website.
Specifically, it addresses decisions about the pool opening and important HHA meeting information.

Continue to monitor the website for announcements and updates as we wind our way through the current challenges to our usual routines in the Hebrides.
Thank you
Your Board of Directors
June 16, 2020 Survey Results Re: Hebrides Members and Covid19 Planning The results of the Members and COVID19 Planning Surrvey are now posted in the Member’s Area of the website.
Please note there are two postings: file one includes the answers to the closed-ended questions (graphs and tables for each question), and the second lists all of the open-ended responses to the one question asking for more input from members.

Thank you to all who responded. The results have been helpful in planning for the Annual Meeting and the Information Session.
June 3, 2020 Update on Hebrides Opening Hello Members

Activities are underway around the Hebrides although a number of items continue to be delayed.
- the pool and clubhouse remain closed until further notice due to Covid19 restrictions. This will continue to be monitored as PEI continues to reopen.
- clubhouse bookings will not be taken while the restrictions remain
- the golf course is closed as the greens are being upgraded with new topsoil and seed. If all goes well some golfing may start in late summer!
- the uprooted trees from Hurricane Dorion have been cleared thanks to the chainsaw skills of Wayne MacPherson and Ken Hall.
- the roads have been graded with shale and calcium has been spread for dust control.
Continue to check the website for updates as we monitor the Covid 19 restrictions updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Your Board of Directors

May 21, 2020 Hebrides Update Hello Members

There is some encouraging news for Members who are waiting to return to PEI. Please go to the Members Area for an Update from our President, Jim Randall the lessening of travel restriction to PEI beginning on June1. Also included are updates on some activities that are of interest as we approach the summer season.

Thank you
May 9, 2020 Removal of precautionary boil water advisory Good news! The water system test results (wells and distribution system) have been returned indicating our water meets Provincial standards for drinking. Therefore, the precautionary boil water advisory is lifted.

If you would like to review these results, please check the posting on the website in the Members Area.
April 21, 2020 Hebrides Opening Dates Revised Hello Hebrides Members

The following opening dates have been revised:

**Gate and roads will be open on May 1. Please use caution if driving on the roads as some areas are still soft and wet.

**Water is turned on at the pump house but has NOT been tested and approved for consumption. Boil Water Advisory is in effect until further notice.

Other Opening Dates remain as is unless otherwise posted.

Thank you and stay safe.
April 21, 2020 Spring Newsletter 2020 & Rental Survey Responses The Spring Newsletter from the Board of Directors and the results of the Rental Survey conducted in October 2019 are now posted in the Members Area.

Please continue to check the website for updates regarding Public Health Restrictions that may affect the operation of the Hebrides.

Stay well and stay safe.
Your Board
April 3, 2020 Hebrides Opening 2020 Dear Members,

Here are the tentative opening dates for the 2020 Hebrides summer season.

Water - Monday, - May 4
Gate and Roads - Monday, May 4
Grass Cutting on lots - to be determined
Staff Maintenance - May 11
Clubhouse- May 18
Golf Course - to be determined
Pool - to be determined

A Friendly Reminder - in these unsettling times, these dates are tentative and may be altered due to PEI Public Health Regulations and Recommendations related to the Covid 19 virus.
Continue to check the website for updates.
If you have any questions, please contact a Member of the Board.
Thank you
Your Hebrides Board
February 20, 2020 Passing of Dr. Hubert McNeill, founding member of the Hebrides We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Hubert McNeill on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Summerside, PEI. Dr. McNeill, his wife Christine along with other partners were founding members of the Hebrides in 1974. Many of the McNeill family continue as Members of our community today.
Our heartfelt condolences to Christine and the McNeill family .
The Hebrides Community.

Obituary
McNeill – The death occurred at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, of Dr. Hubert McNeill, Veteran of World War II, of Summerside, aged 97 years. Born in Summerside, he was the son of the late Daniel and Pearl (Tamlyn) McNeill. Survived by his wife, Christine (Baker) McNeill, celebrating 68 years of marriage on the day of his passing; children Sandra (Joe) Ambrose, Dr. Monica McNeill (Dennis Gallant), Stephen McNeill (Leslie Winsor), Robert (Sandra) McNeill, John McNeill (Norma Profit-McNeill), Carolyn McNeill (Wayne Cockburn) and Dr. Cynthia McNeill (Sheldon Best); 17 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Karen Muller; sisters Dorothy McNeill and Margaret Cooke; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Richard; brothers and sisters Gertrude (James) Mullins, Francis "Peg" (Mary), Ronald (Bonnie), John (Bernadette), Pearl (Elmer) Murphy, Tanton (Monica), Gerald (Florence), Anita (Philip) Manion and Edward (Wilma); and by a brother-in-law Dean Cooke. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, until Monday, then to St. Paul’s Church, Summerside, for funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment later in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Summerside. Visiting hours on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Members of the Summerside Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance, at the funeral home Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Prince County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
www.moase.ca/obituaries/144534.
January 20, 2020 2019 Annual & Special Meetings Minutes (Draft) The draft 2019 Annual & Special Meetings Minutes are now posted in the Member’s Area.
Please note: these minutes are in draft form and will be submitted to the membership for approval at the 2020 Annual Meeting to held in July. Date to be announced.
The Board of Directors asks that you take some time to review these minutes prior to the meeting.

Thank you.
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