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Message from the TAC Board President
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with the TAC members about the amazing people behind the scenes that take care of the club that's near and dear to us all. I don't want to embarrass or single anyone out individually, so I'm just going to name a few of the many things accomplished by Melissa, David, Steve, Newton, Ron and Joe this year:
I'm humbled by the tireless and selfless efforts of these seven (including Jon) amazing drunks - I'm privileged to know them and proud to work alongside them.
TAC Break-in Saga and Update                                                                                                                           December 2015
As many of you are likely aware of, the TAC was broken into in mid November. As best we can tell, the individual(s) gained access by blunt force of the left rear door and then proceeded to try to break in to the safe, the soda machine and the snack machine.
Both vending machines and the safe received considerable damage but they are designed to withstand quite a bit of external trauma and they did their job; not a penny was extracted from the safe or the vending machines. A police report was filed and they are being more vigilant in their patrols and we have added bright lighting to the rear of the building.
Unfortunately, the costs to repair the machines, the rear door, and the safe were extensive. So far, we have spent $310 to repair the rear door (adding a blunt force resistant lock), we spent $195 getting new electronics for the snack machine and $116 for repairs on the soda machine. The biggest repair bills were for the damage done to the safe and the damage done to the locking mechanism on the soda machine which came to roughly $900. We have been fortunate that we have some industrious members and all the repairs (including some custom metal part making) were done free of charge.
This brings the grand total of the vandalism to $1500+ which is a real shame. So the good news is that we did not lose any of our funds. The bad news is that we had to spend an awful lot to repair the damages. You may be wondering about insurance - we unfortunately do not carry insurance for this type of event (the cost / benefit tradeoff has not been deemed worthwhile).
After a recent conversation with the shopping center owner, they have repaired and/or upgraded all the building exterior lighting to ensure plenty of illumination during all dark hours. In addition, they are exploring the addition of security cameras around the periphery of the building. We will keep everyone posted but we have already made it clear that we would only want any cameras around our club working between midnight and 5 am (no meetings during that time).
Yours in Service.
The TAC Board
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