Venetian eSplash 8.2.2013
The Rescheduled Fourth, Luau, & Family Game Night—All Tomorrow; Board Nominations Due Today; August Hours; Have You Submitted Your Design?; Lost & Found; Future Events
The Rescheduled Fourth, Luau, & Family Game Night—All Tomorrow
Come to One Big Party tomorrow, 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 live music 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. Dinner will be the pig roast with a $5 / plate fee as long as the food holds out. There will be hot dogs and corn at no charge. And the Snack Bar will be open all day. There will not be a potluck lunch. Click on Venetian Luau 2013 for the specifics.
Only the special Fourth guest passes may be used tomorrow. They include the pig roast dinner plate fee (for as long as the food lasts). The usual guest passes or Waiting List passes may not be used. The redeemed special passes will be available for sale to members tomorrow, Aug 3, starting at 10 am from the Front Desk at $25 per ticket with a limit of 4 per membership.
Board Nominations Due Today
If you want to nominate yourself or another member for the VPCA Board of Directors, be sure to submit it today. 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. Time commitments vary by the different positions and the time of year.
Submit your nominations by leaving a completed nominations form in the white binder at the front desk or by e-mailing it to Sophia Brothers Peterman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure that every person nominated has agreed to run. You can get a blank form by clicking on 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).
The pool hours for Monday – Thursday next week have been changed to: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This is possible due to credit from the rained-out July 4th and some creative scheduling for the guards. It is not looking good for changing the 3:30 p.m. opening time for Monday – Thursday the week after next, Aug 12 – 15. Although finances are a consideration, the biggest difficulty is staffing due to the college and school schedules of this year’s guards. Thus back-to-school affects the pool schedule even if not every member has someone in school and even if the summer has been particularly rainy. The Board is continuing to work with SwimAtlanta on this and will send an e-Splash if there are any changes. Note that the pool will open as previously scheduled at 1:00 p.m. on both Fridays, August 9 and 16.
The last Friday early morning lap swim is today. Early morning lap swimming will continue on Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m., through the last week of August.
The Snack Bar hours will be changing, too. The junior guards are not able to work past 7 p.m. once school has started (it is GA law). The new Snack Bar hours will be posted as soon as they are set.
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!
Lost & Found
The Venetian Lost & Found is overflowing again. Remember to check it before August 12th, when everything in the Lost & Found will be donated to charity. Wet towels are hung outside at the back of the locker rooms. Everything else is on the shelves just inside the door of the women’s locker room.
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 Everything in Lost & Found goes to charity
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