May 15, 2023 10:24 PM
The team who are working on the pool have let me know the weather looks favorable to get a significant amount of work done later this week. We need to finish cleaning down the sides and floor of the pool as well as paint the baby pool and fix a few spots in the big pool.
To accommodate drying cleaning products as well as paint, we have set up three different shifts. Please click on this Google form to let us know when you can help.
Your time and effort will be greatly appreciated to help us keep our old metal pool in great shape for another season. Fun fact, the steel in the pool was once a Navy ship!
It will be messy work, but very satisfying. We look forward to seeing you there at one of these shifts!
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
May 12, 2023 5:59 AM
It is finally feeling like Spring is here to stay and there is a lot of activity going on to get the club ready. Again, we have several new members we are pleased to welcome to the club.
With so many new members, and some recent questions from long term members, I thought it would be a good time to explain the structure of the club. We are a member run organization, therefore we rely on members to volunteer to open, run and maintain the physical spaces as well as the organization of the club. The Board are all members who volunteer their time year round to keep the club operating. There are a limited number of staff who are hired for the summer months to lifeguard, clean, monitor the gate and maintain the grounds. The staff are almost all the children of members and are either in high school or college. We are beholden to their school schedules and therefore do not have them before the end of June and lose them by Labor Day.
The final work on the docks will take place over the next two weeks. Please be mindful of docks and equipment that may be spread around the parking area. Do not park near any equipment or block the docks. We will send another reminder, but there will be no parking in the normal area on Friday, May 19 or Saturday, May 20. Parking will only be allowed around the entry circle.
Once the docks are installed, the parking area will be graded to eliminate the pot holes and ruts.
Thank you to everyone who offered to adopt a garden. We will let you know as they are completed so you can come admire them and thank the gardeners.
We will need help cleaning and spot painting the big pool. If you are willing to join in, let me know and we will work on coordinating times to accommodate the most people.
Tennis room update
The Tennis lounge project is well underway. Thanks to one of our members, the room has been framed and is currently being dry-walled. Wiring is underway and ceiling fans will be installed shortly. We look forward to a great reveal in the next few weeks.
A new shed will also be installed in the tennis area to accommodate some of the storage displaced by the new lounge.
We have signed a contract to have AEDs installed on the back of the pool house and outside the office in the main house. Please familiarize yourselves with the locations. The devices have been installed this week and although we hope they will never be needed, feel it is a good investment for the club.
Next week I will send out the event schedule for the season and have more updates on projects you can join to get the club fully open. Happy Mother's Day to all who will be celebrating.
April 28, 2023 5:59 AM
Welcome again to several new members. We look forward to meeting you at the club. The Board has been busy making plans for the season, including clean up day this Saturday, April 29. All are invited, in fact requested, to come to the club Saturday morning between 9-12 to help prepare the property for opening. We will have a variety of chores for you to select from, both indoors and out. There will be treats provided by our Events Committee who will also be on hand to tell you about some of the great activities planned for this year.
Jobs (and tools needed) we will be working on this weekend include:
Preparing the area where the new tennis shed will be located - shovels
Emptying the baby pool of leaves - snow shovels
Bringing pool furniture out of storage - muscles
Cleaning the pool walls - scrub brushes
Raking around the hard tennis courts - rakes
Cleaning the snack bar area in preparation for painting - elbow grease
Preparing the bathrooms to be open for the season
Planting flowers - trowels
There is a lot to be done! Please come help, meet other members and enjoy the club. If it is raining, we will be set up in the snack bar area with plenty of indoor jobs on the list.
Adopt a flower bed!
For those of you who can't make it this weekend (or even if you can) we have a few small flower beds that could use some attention. If you can make a plan and get it planted in the next month, we will pay for the plants and maintain it through the year. Let me know if you are interested, and I will be happy to send you a list of the available spaces. Great activity for a family or group of friends.
Racquet Sports Committee
Our tennis committee Chair, Patrick Roche can be reached at email@example.com. Please reach out to Pat if you would like to be added to the racquet sports email list to hear about all their great plans for the season.
Please be aware work on the docks will be getting busy for the next few weeks. When the docks are spread around the parking area, we ask you to be very careful and not park too close to them. As soon as the docks are installed, we will have repairs made to the parking area to even out the ruts and potholes.
We hope to see many of you Saturday morning. As always, if you have ideas or talents to share, please be in touch.