President Report – September 2018

Time flies. It’s September and the kids are heading back to school. I hope everyone had a great summer!
Summer Happenings
Although the Board does not have a meeting in August that doesn’t mean that things weren’t happening – especially on the pool and tennis front. Swim and tennis lessons pretty much operated on full and we hosted 4 swim meets this year. I hope you noticed our attempt to improve traffic and parking flow with better signage courtesy of the Traffic Safety Committee. We’ll do an assessment of how well it worked as part of the summer season review.
A huge operational effort involved our hosting of the summer swim league’s post season Northern Swim Meet on August 2.  Jenny Fredericks and Brooke Walker lead a task force of individuals that planned and executed an event that had so many different facets: Traffic, concessions, merchandise, swim meet and spectator logistics. All the pre-planning paid off and the event ran “swimmingly” with many positive comments all around. Kudos go out to key members of the task force that included Jae Kim , Mike Williams , Cat Burns , Karen Bombino , Jamie Smith , Jean McCarthy, and Rachel Douglas. There will also be an assessment of this effort so that things can go even better when Blue Ridge hosts the All City post season swim meet.
Back-To-School Happenings
As we approach our next Board Meeting on September 10 , we will begin to switch gears and work on the 2019 Budget. The Long Range Planning Committee met over the summer to confirm our capital/maintenance projects in conjunction with the Reserve Study. We will begin to review the pool and tennis program revenue and expenses. And we’ll identify any special projects for next year. We don’t anticipate any big changes from this past year.
Pre-Fall Happenings
One sure sign that Fall is around the corner is that it’s time to get your Oktoberfest tickets. Mark your calendars. It’s Friday, September 28 at 6:30pm . Details will be available soon. See you there!
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