Venetian eSplash 7.22.2015
Board of Directors Nomination Time; 40-Mile Challenge Update; Future Events
Board of Directors Nominations
There are three open positions on the Board of Directors with John Dean (Activities), Rob Katz (Treasury/Finance), and Nick Cortese (Communications) completing their terms. You can download the nomination form from the Voting Matters section under the Members Only tab (you have to be logged in). The Nomination period officially opens this Saturday, July 25, but the form is available on the website now. Soon, blank forms will be at the Front Desk. Leave the completed form at the front desk, e-mail it to Nick Cortese, email@example.com or mail it to Nick (address on form). Be sure that every person nominated has agreed to run. And consider nominating yourself! The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, August 10. Voting will be from Monday, August 24, through Labor Day, Monday, September 7. The new Board members will officially take office during the Annual Meeting, Monday, September 14.
40-Mile Challenge – Update From Maya
As of July 1, lap swimmers have a combined total 1161 miles. That’s enough to get us from Decatur, GA to Colorado Springs, or to Kingston, Jamaica. We’re well into Ontario, Canada, and we’ve crossed the Rio Grande in the middle of Big Bend National Park. And, we still have three months to keep swimming. I really think this year we will exceed our total of 2404 miles swam in 2014. Maybe we can make it to Spain.
I’ve attached the list of our top 10 swimmers for June, 2015. The list will also be posted on our bulletin board in the entry kiosk. Congratulations to those who have made it and to those well on their way. For those of you who have only swum a few laps, you still have lots of time. Get in the lanes!!
I’m seeing a lot of people swimming to music, lately. A waterproof ipod shuffle with your favorite music playing is one way to stay motivated to swim. I love mine and can’t imagine swimming without it. There are two good sources for waterproofed iPods: www.underwateraudio is one and www.audioflood.com is another. Both of these brands are also available on Amazon.com. If you don’t like something in your ears, try the mp3 player from www.finis.com which puts the music directly into your jawbone. Photos of all these are on our bulletin board.
Do you have trouble keeping track of your laps while you’re swimming? Aaron McClennen has come up with a cool idea to keep track of his. He took a rubber bracelet (like the “livestrong” ones), and attached it to a split ring keyring. Then he took a shoelace and tied 18 knots in it. He wears the bracelet on his wrist, puts his thumb through the keyring, and advances the knots one by one for each lap. Here’s a photo of it:
40 MILE SWIM LEADER BOARD – THE TOP TEN*
|1||Jessica Landisman Williams||75|
|2||Rick Alembik (no swim aids used)||60|
|8||Margaret Doonan Pierce||30|
*Based on Mileage completed and recorded as of 4:00 pm, July 1, 2015
Saturday, July 25: Board Nomination Period Opens
Saturday, August 1: Luau 6pm; Band Start at 4:30pm
Monday, August 10: Board Nomination period End
Monday, August 10: VPCA Board Meeting 7pm, Pool Deck or Dance Hall
Monday, August 24: Board Voting Begins
Monday, September 7: Board Voting Ends
Saturday, September 12: Planned date for Low Country Boil
Monday, September 14: VPCA Board Meeting 7pm, Pool Deck or Dance Hall
Submitted by Nick Cortese, firstname.lastname@example.org