And the Voting Has Begun; From the VPCA President; Luau Fun; Deadline for Fall Extended Swim is Wed, 8/22; Missing Cat; More on the Master Plan; Pool Renovations Planned for Off-Season; Work on Your Stroke; Future Events
And the Voting Has Begun
Voting for the four open positions on the VPCA Board of Directors for 2013 as well as for two amendments to the VPCA by-laws is now open until 9 p.m. on Monday, September 3. This year you may vote on-line through your profile on the Venetian website. Links to the Board of Director candidate statements and pictures as well as voting instructions are found under “Voting Matters” of the Members Only portion of the Venetian website: http://venetianpools.org A link to download a paper ballot is also found under “Voting Matters” or you may click here. Completed paper ballots may be left in the Venetian Voting folder at the front desk or mailed to Sophia Brothers Peterman (the specific instructions are on the ballot). For reference, a link to the VPCA By-Laws and Amendments is found under “Member Matters” on the Members Only portion of the Venetian website. Contact Sophia at firstname.lastname@example.org for your username and a temporary password to access the Member Only portion and your user profile, if needed.
From the VPCA President
Fellow Venetian members-
We hope you and your family have enjoyed the summer, and we hope you have been able to visit our little summertime oasis on Scott Boulevard this season!
As many of you know, our current Vice President and Membership Chairperson, Cheryl Graves, along with her membership committee, has been reviewing our membership program for the past year. Their goal has been to review any changes that might be necessary to best position the pool for the future. This review has included numerous committee meetings, extensive research, and two town hall meetings this summer to give members an opportunity to provide input about what form our membership offering should be going forward.
Please take a moment to review the proposed bylaw modifications (known as Amendments 11 & 12), for which the majority of the Board recommends approval. We hope that you will vote, and we hope that you will support our vision for the future.
Flip Hager, President
Join us for delicious fare with fantastic live tunes from two local bands, the Grits and the Dammages, at the 2012 Venetian Luau tomorrow, August 18, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.! Thanks for all your RSVPs and beer votes. Plates are $5 each and include pig, corn and this year, beans. Please note that there are no child portions. If you split a plate among children or have them share with you, pay an additional amount that you feel is fair. Exact change or checks will be appreciated. We may or may not have leftovers, but consider bringing some foil or tupperware in case we do! The beer selection is a close race. Lucie, email@example.com , is still accepting votes from those who have not yet weighed in. Please note that we will be crowded, so come early and consider bringing some beach chairs! Thanks very much for your enthusiasm; the musicians, the chefs, and everyone involved are looking forward to it.
Deadline for Fall Extended Swim Sign-Up is Wednesday, August 22
The deadline for signing-up for the Fall Extended Swim is this Wednesday, August 22. To date, only five members have signed up. A minimum of 25 participants is needed. If you would like to swim laps under a September sky, send your name to John Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org There is an additional cost based on the number of participants. The proposed extended swim hours are:
Monday – Friday September 4-7 and 10-14 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday – Friday September 17-21 and 24-28 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday September 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
(We plan to have the pool open for all members from 12:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9.)
Greco is a big black cat with white paws, belly, and chin and light green eyes, who lives at Emory Chase Condos but summers at Venetian pools. He has been missing for about two weeks, which isn’t like him. Please reply if you have seen him or know anything about him.
More on the Master Plan
Thanks to all who participated in last Sunday’s Town Hall on the proposed draft Master Plan. There were a lot of great ideas flying about. A committee has formed to further discuss and revise it.
Pool Renovations Planned for Off-Season
At this week’s meeting, the VPCA Board of Directors voted to go forward with renovating the pool gutters for improved efficiency in keeping the pool clean and with replastering the pool. This will be financed with reserve funds and a one-time $50 assessment per each membership with the 2013 February dues. Waterworks will be in charge of the project, which will begin after the pool closes for the season and will be completed before May 2013.
Work on Your Stroke
Andrejs Duda will be conducting stroke clinics for Venetian adult swimmers on Mondays from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the pool. The first clinic is this Monday, August 20, and the clinics will continue for 4 weeks if there is Fall Extended Swim. The fee is $15 for 1 hour session. To sign up, contact Andrejs at email@example.com.
Fri Aug 17 Voting Begins
Sat Aug 18 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Luau
Mon Sep 3 9 p.m. Deadline for Voting for Board
Wed Sep 5 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Board Meeting in Dance Hall
Mon Sep 10 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. VPCA Annual Meeting in Dance Hall
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