The Rescheduled Fourth, Luau, & Family Game Night—All This Sat; Board Nominations Due This Friday; Have You Submitted Your Design?; August Pool Hours; Future Events
The Rescheduled Fourth, Luau, & Family Game Night—All This Saturday
Come to One Big Party this Saturday, August 3. It will be day-into-night celebration that is a combination of the rescheduled Fourth of July celebration, the Luau, and a Family Game Night. The pool will open at 10 a.m. and the festivities will include the slide, soda dive, money dive, beer dive, hula hoop, etc., continuing into the evening with the pig roast, Family Game Night, and the band until 10 p.m. There will be 2 short lap lanes (with the addition of a 3rd if Colm deems necessary) from 10 a.m. – noon and from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Look for more specific details in this Friday’s eSplash.
To keep things a bit more simple, there will not be a potluck lunch. Dinner will be the pig roast with a per plate fee as long as the food holds out. And the Snack Bar will be open all day.
Only the special Fourth guest passes may be used this Saturday. They include the pig roast plate fee (as long as the food lasts). The usual guest passes or Waiting List passes may not be used. If you have purchased a July 4th guest pass, you may use it or request a refund from the Front Desk by this Thursday, Aug. 1. Any tickets which are redeemed will be available to members at $25 per ticket with a limit of 4 per membership.
Board Nominations Due This Friday
Be sure to submit your nominations for the VPCA Board of Directors by this Friday, August 2. Right now, there are not enough nominations to fill the five open Board positions. Venetian Pools depends on a strong, active Board representing its community. The vote, from August 15 – September 2, is for a two-year Board term. Once the new Board members officially take office during the Annual Meeting on Monday, September 9, the whole Board (nine members total) will determine its officers and committee chairs.
Now is not the time to be shy or demure. Submit your nominations of yourself or others by leaving the completed nominations form in the white binder at the front desk, e-mailing it to Sophia Brothers Peterman, firstname.lastname@example.org or sending it via snail mail to Sophia. Be sure that every person nominated has agreed to run. You can get a blank form by clicking Nominations for VPCA Board of Directors 2013, at the pool Front Desk, or from the Voting Matters section under the Members Only tab (you have to be logged in).
Have You Submitted Your Design?
Anyone who has signed up for the 40 Mile Challenge may enter the competition for the 40 Mile Swim Challenge tee shirt design for 2013. All submitted designs will be anonymously displayed and any 40 Mile Challenge participant (regardless if you will complete the challenge or not) can vote on them. All designs: 1) Must have no more than 4 colors, one of which is AQUA (swimming pool blue); 2) Must somehow indicate that the wearer swam 40 miles in 2013; 3) Cannot look like the Swim Team tee shirt. Submit your design via email (to email@example.com ) or snail mail (to Tee Shirt, 303 Candler Street, Atlanta GA 30307) before August 11. The only skill required is imagination!
August Pool Hours
It is sooooo hard to see summer start slipping away. But many, including our guards, are gearing up for back to school. So, starting Monday, August 5, the pool hours will change as listed in the schedule posted at the beginning of the season. The Venetian Board of Directors has received a number of e-mails requesting August hours different than are currently posted. The Board is evaluating those requests, balancing them with the ability to staff with enough guards to be safe, the additional hours of the new-this-year two weeks in September that the pool is open to everyone, and the unexpected low number of membership redemptions this year resulting in a significant strain on this year’s budget. As your mama and the Rolling Stones have said, you can’t always get what you want. But the Board will try its best to honor all interests while being fiscally responsible.
Thu Aug 1 Deadline for redeeming previously purchased Fourth guest passes
Fri Aug 2 Deadline for Board Nominations
Sat Aug 3 Luau / Deep End Saturday Night/ Fourth of July
Sun Aug 11 40 Mile Swim Challenge T-Shirt designs due
Mon Aug 12 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Board Meeting in the Dance Hall
Thu Aug 15 Voting for Board Begins
Mon Sep 2 9 p.m. Voting for Board Ends
Mon Sep 9 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. VPCA Annual Meeting
Submitted by Sophia Brothers Peterman, firstname.lastname@example.org