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Message from Your Club

Sunday, September 24, 2017


In 1983 Mike’s Burgee Bar opened above the dive pool in the Fishing Village.  In 1991, it was renamed Bubba’s, illuminated by a neon sign against its newly painted pink exterior. We are pleased to report that the Burgee Baryou have known and enjoyed for the past twenty-five years is reopening today at 11:30 a.m.for NFL Football. The menu will be limited but the spirit (and spirits) will not!


There are two options where you can help:
The first is with a tax-deductible donation to the Ocean Reef Community Foundation. This can be accomplished through your Donor Advised Fund, either directly with the Foundation or charged at your request, to your Membership account. Donations to the Foundation will target support for the Club’s Associates while also assisting the surrounding communities, including the devastated areas of the Florida Keys. EIN/Tax ID # is 65-0509255
A second option is with a non-deductible donation directly to the Club and those funds will be 100% dispersed to our associates. 

Please click here to DONATE NOW


Burgee BarOPEN TODAY at 11:30 a.m. and remain open until 11:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday the Burgee Bar will be open from 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Raw Baris scheduled to open for lunch on Friday, September 29th. It will be open 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily.  

Reef HutOPEN for Members and their employees only.
Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Reef Treatswill open on Monday, Sept. 25 for breakfast only. Hours are 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.  

The Fitness Caféwill open Monday, Sept. 25 from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beginning tomorrow, Monday, September 25, the Associate Cafeteria will be available to Club Associates at no charge. Contractors and other community employees will be asked to purchase lunch tickets outside the Cafeteria.

Wynn’s hours have been expanded and they are now open from 7:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

Member Fitness
The Member Fitness Center wil open on Monday at 7:00 a.m. 305-367-5820 for questions.

The Spa will open on Monday at 8:30 a.m. You may schedule appointments by calling The Spa at 305-367-6506.


The curfew has been changed to 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. for the Upper Keys.

Golf Courses
Our Dolphin and Hammock courses are undergoing tree and debris cleanup as well as the removal of saltwater intrusion to our turf grass.  We are cautiously optimistic that both courses will make a full recovery. It is too early to predict when the two courses will be open for play. We will continue to update you on the conditions over the next few weeks.

Tennis & Games Center
The Tennis & Games Center will reopen on Monday, September 25. The regular weekly scheduled will resume. Pickleball Courts are also open. The Card & Game Room is available however, our Director of Games is not scheduled to return until October.

The boil water alert has been lifted. You are also permitted to fill your pool.

The Inn & Reservations
The Inn is closed until further notice. The Reservations department is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Open but still no fuel or services available. Through the end of October, ORC members can purchase a flight in and out of ORC with NetJets, without being a contracted NetJets Owner, at the published Marquis Jet Card rates. Flights will be subject to availability for the date requested. Contact Cory Valentine at cvalentine@NetJets.com or (561) 324-7313.
Access to 905 and Card Sound Road
The checkpoint has been moved further south and is no longer present in Florida City. Therefore ID is no longer required to access Card Sound Road.
Mail Services / Post Office
The UPS store is open from 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Pak Mail is open Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. US Post Office has opened and service has resumed. UPS and FedEx are also delivering regularly.

The Marina now has power and fuel available. Also, there are missing aids to navigation, a makeshift marker has been set up for #2 marker, #13 is still missing so please travel with extreme caution if entering the Ocean Reef channel.  Member’s channel also missing markers #4, 5, 7, 8, 10.

There are still scattered individual outages throughout The Reef. FKEC estimates 90% of power restored at The Reef.

Front Gate
The Front Gate is back to "normal." That means if you have an ORCA of Club ID you can come in as normal. If no ID, the Welcome Center will process. Homeowners may call to clear guests as normal.

Medical Center
The Medical Center is now open.

Waste Water Treatment
This is working when the water is flowing.  
Debris & Garbage Removal
Debris is being removed from the community at this time. You may pile your debris on the side of the road for pick up. The Club’s Solid Waste team is also picking up residential garbage and recycling.
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel
Gasoline is readily available at the Service Station. Fuel is still not available at the Airport.

Working normally at this time.
Working normally in most areas.

Permitted Work Hours
7 days a week, dawn to dusk.

The Academy will reopen tomorrow, September 25 as well as the schools in the Upper Keys.


Michael Leemhuis
President Ocean Reef Club

David Ritz
President ORCA

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