Happy New Year Venetian Members!
This is the first eSplash of 2018 and we hope it finds our members healthy and happy. The days are getting longer and even though it’s rather chilly outside, the pool will reopen in just a few short months!
In this edition of the newsletter:
- 2018 Membership Discount Information
- Dues Statements Should Arrive in the Mail by 7 February
- Save the date: Spring Work Day – Saturday, April 21
- Opening Day is Saturday, May 5
- Board Member Changes
- Future Events and Important Dates
2018 Membership Discount Information
If you qualify for a Senior Membership discount this year (one member age 62 as of Jan. 1, 2018), please send proof of age (copy of a government-issued ID, e.g., driver’s license, passport) to Venetian Pools Community Assoc., Inc, P.O. Box 3151, Decatur GA 30030; OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 1, 2018. If you sent this in last year, you do NOT need to do so again. The discount will be automatically applied.
If you now qualify for the Long Term discount, it will be automatically applied since the year you joined is in our records, so you do not need to contact us.
Requests for a Senior discount must be received by 1 Feb, 2018 in order to be processed for the upcoming season. Again, if you were in either category last year, you do not need to request either status.
Only one discount per membership will apply; if you are both Senior and Long-Term, you will be given the greater discount.
Dues Statements Should Arrive in the Mail by 7 February
A few key dates related to your 2018 membership are coming up. You should be receiving your dues statements in the mail by Wednesday, February 7th. Note: The board voted to leave both dues and initiation fees the same as last year’s.
If you have moved, you must notify us of your new address; and if you need to change or add email addresses on our distribution list, you may email email@example.com with that information.
Dues must be postmarked by March 1 to avoid a $100 late fee. Any dues received after a postmark date of March 15 will be considered lapsed, and the membership will be offered to the waitlist applicants. We are in the position of having a wait list of possibly six years—so don’t miss those deadlines!
Save the Date: Spring Work Day—April 21
Our spring Work Day is Saturday, April 21. This is the day when we do the all important preparations to get our facilities ready for the upcoming season, and it is a great social event and a good way to meet other members. More specific details will be sent out closer to the date.
The day begins at 8:00 AM with juice, coffee, bagels and donuts.
Lunch will be served at noon.
It’s a great way to earn guest passes — 1 book of guest passes for every 2 hours worked per household.
We will be working until 5:00 PM. The rain date will be Sunday, April 22.
Many hands makes light work, so put the date on your calendar and we’ll see you there!
Opening Day 2018
Opening Day is Saturday, May 5, 2018 with hours from 12–10 PM! It’ll be here before you know it!
Board Member Changes
There have been two changes to the current board that we wanted to make our membership aware of:
- Carmen Villar, who has served as Personnel Chair since 2016, has taken a new job and submitted her resignation in early November. At the November 2017 board meeting, the board unanimously voted Becky McElroy to serve out the remainder of Carmen’s term.
- Sharon Weske resigned from the board earlier this month and Nick and Diane Cortese agreed to jointly serve as Communications Chairs for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. This change was unanimously approved at the board’s January meeting.
Thank you to both Carmen and Sharon for their service to VPCA and we welcome Becky, Nick, and Diane to the board.
Future Events & Important Dates
Wednesday, Feb 1: Deadline for ID for Senior Discount
Wednesday, Feb 7: Dues statement should be in your mailbox
Monday, Feb 12: Board Meeting, Location TBA, 7-8:30 PM
Thursday, Mar 1: Dues Deadline
Thursday, Mar 15: Late Dues/Lapsed Membership Deadline
Saturday, Apr 21: Spring Work Day
Saturday, May 5: Opening Day