In Carmel Dads’ Club 60-year history, we have grown exponentially in many ways and currently serve a membership base of over 5,500 households, but we have never encountered the unprecedented challenges brought about by COVID-19. As an integral part of the Carmel community, the Dads’ Club is right alongside you in facing the uncertainties of today, tomorrow, and the future.
We are actively listening to your feedback and also learning as we go, taking into consideration our members, our community, our business partners, our volunteers, our coaches, our employees, and our facilities.
The most frequent question we are receiving is “What about my spring registration?” As you know, circumstances change quite quickly, but we’ve arrived at a few options in response to that particular question. At the bottom of this letter is a link to a questionnaire so that you can let us know your preferred option, but we wanted to share what those options are to give you time to reflect on them before choosing. Responses must be received by May 1, 2020. If we do not receive a response by May 1, your spring fees paid will be considered a donation and the Dads' Club will provide documentation for purposes of your 2020 tax return.
1. Option to Donate: COVID-19 has, of course, had catastrophic consequences on many not-for-profit organizations. The Dads' Club is also not immune from the financial implications of the pandemic.No matter how long social distancing persists, the Dads' Club must still maintain its fields and facilities, keep its insurance policies in place, and provide the support necessary to respond to its members and community stakeholders. If you would like to voluntarilyconvert your registration to a donation,your donation will go a long way in securing the future of our 501(c)(3)organization. Not everyone can do this, we know, but we have been approached by many members who haveinquired about thispossibilityand so we wanted to identify this as an option. If you choose to donate your registration, the Dads' Club will provide documentation for purposes of your 2020 tax return.
2. Option of a Future Credit: You can opt for your current registration to be applied to a future registration within fall or winter of 2020.
3. Option of a Refund: If the above options are not ideal, the Dads’ Club will offer a full refund of all sports participation and volunteer fees. The family annual membership fee is unable to be refunded at this time due to the limitations of our registration system however should a family not play any sports in fall or winter 2020 they will receive a full refund for the family annual membership fee at the end of the calendar year. If you have an outstanding balance on your CDC account, your sport fees paid would be applied to this balance first prior to any refund being issued.
Spring Registration Fee Questionnaire- CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE
We thank you for your membership and your investment in your child in the Carmel Dads’ Club—we want to ensure the continued operation of our very special relationship with the Carmel community.
The Dads’ Club will continue to keep you apprised through future announcements. We, too, are part of your community with families of our own. We appreciate your dedication, patience, and flexibility as we confront this challenge together.