Last Volunteer Day, Book a Party, and Calendar of Events!

The last weekend to open the pool is upon us. We have rented some fun big equipment and excited for all of our projects! We could use all the help we can get this Saturday at 9am. If Saturday morning doesn’t work, come by any time! There will be a crew there most of Saturday and into Sunday. We have a list of great things to get done. Did we mention that if you help, you are invited to our Soft Opening Saturday, May 21st at 11am?!
Volunteer Work Day: Saturday, May 14 9am-Noon
• Pressure wash the deck
• Pull out all furniture, clean off, organize the deck
• Clean all locker rooms and showers
• Stock the concession stand
• Decorate for opening
• Scoop out the last pine needles from the pool
• Plant flowers
• Finish filling in the kiddie pool
• Finish putting up the new swing set!

Opening Suggested Donations:
flowers, concession stand items (soda is on sale this week at Harris Teeter…buy 2 get 3 free!), shovels, trowels, and flower pots.
Suggested Flowers: Yellow and white, heat and drought loving (lantana, hanging spider plants, gerber daisies, etc.)

Get Your Membership Online!!

Check out our website: www.eamanparkpool.com to pay online with your credit card! If you have any contact info changes, please reply to this email and let us know! You can also mail in a check or pay with a credit card at the pool.

Calendar of Events:
We are excited to announce our 2016 Calendar of Events! We have a few Board Members hosting some fun happenings for members of all ages! We look forward to seeing you out at our gatherings! Our Calendar of Events is and online!

Book a Party!
Thinking about your own summer pool party with friends, your organization, or work? Let us know now to put it on the schedule! For more information, check out the information on this website.

Stay up to date with all of the fun on Facebook! Also, if you have any questions, stop by this weekend, or email us!
See you at the pool,
The Pool Crew

Opening the Pool, Membership (Like it’s 1999!), and Calendar

It’s that time of year again…the mad dash to get the check list of items done so we can open the pool!  This year, the list is quite short, but we need all hands on deck!

Remember how the pool is run by volunteers?!  That means all of us!  We hope you can join us this Saturday, May 7th for a few hours from 10am-12pm.  If you do, you will receive a special invitation to the first weekend Soft Opening on Saturday, May 21st at 11am!!  So come out and help!!  See below for details.

Membership and 2016 Dues:

We have over half of our expected members paid so far, which is so great and helpful.  You got the big discount and partied like it was 1999!  Thank you!!  If you haven’t paid yet, you can pay in full online with your credit card on our website:  www.eamanparkpool.com.  If you are new or any of your contact info has changed, please reply to this email and let us know!

Again, you can pay with a credit card online through PayPal, mail in a check, or with a credit card at the pool on the first weekend!

  • Family Membership: $375
  • Individual Membership: $225
  • Stock for 2nd Year Members: $200
  • New (1st year) Family Members: $275
  • New (1st year) Individual Members: $175

Volunteer Work Days:

                Saturday, May 7 from 11am-1pm

  • Clean yard, bag leaves, pick up limbs
  • Remove limbs and leaves from roof
  • Mow and edge
  • Remove drain covers and pressure wash deck
  • Start cleaning bathrooms, guard shack, and fridges

 

Need People to Bring:  lobbers, pressure washer, mower, weed whacker, big brooms for roof, and anything else you think you might need.

Jason May will be overseeing this volunteer work day.

Saturday, May 14 9am-Noon

  • Pull out all furniture, clean off, organize on deck
  • Set all pieces that need repair aside to have repaired
  • Clean all locker rooms and showers
  • Stock snack shack
  • Decorate for opening

 

Need People to Bring:  donations like flowers, concession stand items, flower pots, and anything else you think might be helpful!

Flowers:  Yellow and white, heat and drought loving (lantana, hanging spider plants, impatiens for shade areas)

 

Tentative Calendar of Events:

Saturday/Sunday May 21-22:  Soft Opening for Work Day Volunteers

Saturday/Sunday May 28-29:  Official Opening

Friday, June 2nd:  Ladies Late Night Out at 7pm

Wednesday, June 8th:  School’s Out Summer Celebration

Thursday, June 9th:  Summer Schedule Begins (Open Daily)

Sunday, June 12:  Family Potluck at 4pm

Saturday, June 25:  Late Night Family Swim until 10pm

Monday, July 4th:  Patriotic Potluck at 2pm

Saturday, July 16th:  Late Night Family Swim until 10pm

Friday, July 22nd:  Ladies Late Night Out at 7pm

Friday, Aug. 19th:  Ladies Late Night Out at 7pm

Saturday, Aug. 27th:  Late Night Family Swim until 10pm

Sunday, Aug. 28th:  Last Day of Summer Schedule (Weekend Schedule until Labor Day)

Monday, Sept. 5:  Labor Day Potluck (and close the pool)

 

Keep up to date on Facebook and our website:  www.eamanparkpool.com

If you have any questions, please let us know.  If you can make it this Saturday, we would love the help!  And if you have a pressure washer, we would REALLY love your help!

See you at the pool,

The Pool Crew

Opening Info and Stocks!

The Spring bulbs are starting to show their beauty and Pool Crew is coming out of their hibernation. Last week, we had our first Board Meeting of the season. Ideas have been percolating and plans are becoming reality. We want to keep you up to date with what’s happening at the pool, as well as another way to save on your 2016 dues and make it easy on your wallet. Lastly, want to sell your stock? Want to buy someone’s stock? See below. We are excited about 2016 and hope you are too!

Money, Money, Money!
Our End of Year totals ended up being great. We have set aside over half of our 2015 revenue for our major future projects. Remember our 3 year plan? This plan includes resurfacing the pool ($20,000), retiling the pool ($6,000), up grading our ancient filter ($9,000) and pump ($10,000), and various other things. Long story short, we have been very conservative with our money last season and hope that trend continues as we give new life to EPP!

This Year’s Plan!
We have enough money and excitement to complete some of those ideas that have daunted us. We would love some help, whether it be in the form of volunteering, supplies, and committing to Eaman Park Pool this season.

Here is what’s going on before we open on May 28th at 11am:
• Fill in the Baby Pool! (Do you have any old bricks, concrete, or pavers to help us fill it in?! Let us know. We will haul it away!)
• Cut Down the Fence!
• Remove the Old Swings and Replace It!
• And One More Big Surprise!

What we DON’T have to do:
• Empty and clean the pool!
(Please thank Bob for running the filters and checking the skimmers for the last 5 months!)

Membership Dues Deal ENDS April 1…
But Wait, There’s More!
Remember how we ended the year with a record number of awesome members? And how we have 41 new memberships? We all know that the second year is the hardest, because those new members need to purchase stock. We introduced a way to pay online and over 10% of you opted for that. Because of you, we are able to complete the items above and save a bit more.

STOCKHOLDER DISCOUNT DUES END ON APRIL 1…so we have an idea!

We have four months before Mid-June. Let’s give the payment plan another try!

Ways to Pay your 2016 Dues
1. On-Line Payment Plan can be set-up on our website, www.EamanParkPool.com, via PayPal with any credit card. Payments will be withdrawn automatically for 4 months March – June, 2016. You will need to set it up by Mid-March. We will be taking this option down as of March 15.
2. Pay by Check over the off season or during the first few weeks we are open in May, 2016.
3. Pay by Credit Card with one payment during the first few weeks we are open in May, 2016 at the Guard Shack.

The Nitty Gritty
Family Membership for Stockholders:
• On-line Payment Plan: 4 payments of $83 = $332 (processing fees included)
• Pay by Check BEFORE April 1, 2016 = $325
• Pay by Check or Credit Card AFTER April 1, 2016 = $375

Family Membership for New 2015 Summer Members:
Discounted 2016 Membership Dues is $475 = $275 + $200 for 1 time purchase of stock
• On-line Payment Plan: 4 payments of $120 = $480 (processing fees included)
• Pay by Check or Credit Card by June 1, 2016 = $475

Individual Membership for Stockholders:
• On-line Payment Plan: 4 payments of $51 = $204 (processing fees included)
• Pay by Check BEFORE April 1, 2016 = $200
• Pay by Check or Credit Card AFTER April 1, 2016 = $225

Individual Membership for New Summer 2015 Members:
Discounted 2016 Membership Dues is $375 = $175 + $200 for 1 time purchase of stock
• On-line Payment Plan: 4 payments of $95 = $380 (processing fees included)
• Pay by Check or Credit Card by June 1, 2016 = $375

We have attached all of the updated 2016 Membership Forms on the website and attached to this email. You will also notice that we attached the New Summer Membership form, in case your friends want that information too!

2015 New Stock Questions:
For those of you the purchased or transferred stock over the summer, have no fear! We know you paid, even though your certificate has not arrived yet. We are working out the kinks and really thinking ahead, which is a plus for everyone! We will keep you posted as we know more and, more importantly, we will see you at the pool!

WANT TO SELL YOUR STOCK?
The pool will waive the transfer fee until June 1, 2016. Use Facebook to connect with those interested in buying your stock. You price it and work out the details with the New Member. The New Member provides us with the original certificate and we will do the rest.

Get Out Your Calendar!
Remember how the pool is run by volunteers?! This is when the Pool Crew really needs your help. And yes, as an active volunteer will not only get an amazing pool and community, but we will open the pool early just for you a week early! Yes! You can come swim on May 21st and 22nd just by spending a little time on the yard or pulling out the furniture! See below:

Opening Up the Pool Days:
Volunteer Work Day Saturday, May 7: Workday 9am-noon (Lawn and Deck Day)
Volunteer Work Day Saturday, May 14: Workday 9am – noon (Make it Pretty!)
Soft Opening Weekend for Volunteers: May 21-22
Big Opening Day: May 28

MORE INFO TO COME ABOUT THESE DAYS AND WAYS TO HELP!

See you at the pool,
The Pool Crew

Most Important Update of the Season: $$$, #s, and Superheroes!

Eaman Park Pool Members,

As we come to a close this weekend, this is the MOST important email you will receive all season, as promised! The Board met early this week to finalize some good things and we all wanted to keep you in the loop.

Money, Money, Money!

Remember that very first email this season, where we mentioned that last year the concession stand lost $277 and we started with a $107 deficit?! Well, the Concession Stand made just a few dollars shy of $1,000!! Yes! $1,000! We still have one weekend left, but we wanted to share with you more numbers:

  • Concession Stand: $969.19
  • Fundraising Income (Yard Sale): $449
  • Guest Revenue: $165
  • Membership Dues: $36,135
  • Pool Parties: $1,627
  • Income: $1,084.24
  • Total (To Date) Income: 40,969.31

Our total expenses to date are $28,128.99. This includes so far, but not limited to: Chemicals and Replumbing the Pump Room ($5,277.78); Insurance ($3,471.95) Lifeguard Payroll, Expenses, and Tax ($9,813.49); Property Taxes ($1,682.72); Utilities ($5,399.28). We still have another nine months of Utilities, another weekend of Lifeguard payroll, and various other maintenance items before our End of Year totals.

3 Year Plan

Why do we want you to know this? We want to be completely transparent and we have a three year plan. This plan includes resurfacing the pool ($20,000), retiling the pool ($6,000), up grading our ancient filter ($9,000) and pump ($10,000), and various other things, such as filling the baby pool, taking down that fence, adding more and replacing picnic tables, repainting the bathroom floors, etc. These estimates are just that…estimates. Specific quotes are drizzling in from various companies. Depending on the market and season, they can change a bit, but these numbers help us figure out the short and long-term puzzle.

In order for us to know what we can accomplish during the down season, it is important for us to know who will be coming back and that we have money in the bank, should something unforeseen occur. Long story short, we have been very conservative with our money this season and hope that trend continues as we give new life to EPP!

2015 Memberships

Speaking of giving new life to EPP…last year, we ended the year with a total of 83 Individual and Family Memberships. This year, we are ending with a total of 118 Individual and Family Memberships! Of those, 41 are new memberships! Because of this great increase, we want to spread the wealth and share a great savings next year with all and came up with some clever ways to make it easier for you to pay!

Ways to Pay your 2016 Dues

There are three ways for you to pay for your 2016 Dues, which include: On-Line Payment Plan, Check, and Credit Card. All dues must be paid by June 1, 2016. By June 1, we hope to know just how many new summer memberships, if any, we can accept. Also, it’s important for us to know how many of you will be coming back…so we can complete some really great projects over the down season! (Is this repetitive? Yes…on purpose!)

  1. On-Line Payment Plan can be set-up on our website, EamanParkPool.com, via PayPal with any credit card. Payments will be withdrawn automatically for 9 months Oct. – June, 2016. You will need to set it up by Mid-Oct. We will be taking this option down as of Oct. 15.
  2. Pay by Check over the off season or during the first few weeks we are open in May, 2016.
  3. Pay by Credit Card with one payment during the first few weeks we are open in May, 2016 at the Guard Shack.

The Nitty Gritty

Family Membership for Stockholders:  

  • On-line Payment Plan:   9 payments of $37 = $333 (processing fees included)
  • Pay by Check BEFORE April 1, 2016 = $325
  • Pay by Check or Credit Card AFTER April 1, 2016 = $375

Family Membership for New 2015 Summer Members:  

        Discounted 2016 Membership Dues is $475 = $275 + $200 for 1 time purchase of stock

  • On-line Payment Plan:  9 payments of $54 = $486 (processing fees included)
  • Pay by Check or Credit Card by June 1, 2016 = $475

Individual Membership for Stockholders:  

  • On-line Payment Plan:   9 payments of $23 = $207 (processing fees included)
  • Pay by Check BEFORE April 1, 2016 = $200
  • Pay by Check or Credit Card AFTER April 1, 2016 = $250

Individual Membership for New Summer 2015 Members:  

        Discounted 2016 Membership Dues is $375 = $175 + $200 for 1 time purchase of stock

  • On-line Payment Plan:  9 payments of $43 = $378 (processing fees included)
  • Pay by Check or Credit Card by June 1, 2016 = $375

We have attached all of the updated 2016 Membership Forms on the website and attached to this email. You will also notice that we attached the New Summer Membership form, in case your friends want that information too!

“It’s fun to use my powers for good, instead of for evil!”

-Bob Clark, Eaman Park Pool’s CPO (Control Pool Operator…the chemical guy!)

As we mentioned before, the pool is completely run by volunteers, except for the lifeguards. Who are these mysterious Superheroes?! (This is their very public thank you from the lady behind the updates!)

Bob Clark-Our fearless chemical guy, who came to the pool almost daily to check our water, skimmers, and vacuum the bottom of the floor. He stepped into the pool’s pump room way back in April and laughed…yes, laughed. Today, he is all in and leading the way with our 3 year plan. The pool would not be open without him. Thank you so much for your knowledge and daily dedication, Bob. We ALL appreciate it!

Jon Palmer-With his super-sized mower and ever-growing tool bag, Jon made sure that we could turn on the water main this year. We sort of need water at the pool, so we thank him a thousand times over. He fixed over four water leaks in our pipes way back in April and has continued to improve the pool with the hammocks, new basketball hoops, beautiful lawn, etc. Also, he was the guy who would hit up Sam’s Club for all of our Concession Stand goodies with a moment’s notice throughout the season. Goodness…what would be do without our Ring Pops and Crackerjacks?!!

Carrie Mason and Shelley Palmer-These two ladies were the motivational and emotional support behind the whole production. With their combined experience, they provided a ton of information about how to keep the pool moving and people enjoying their time at the pool this season…not to mention both of them stepping in as President, sometimes with a few minutes notice! Thank you ladies…really, thank you!

Pamela McClendon-With her files, binders, and years of experience, Pamela helped make the transition from last year’s officers to this year’s much easier. We thank her for her support at ALL of the board meetings…plus those extra special meetings and Pool Work Days in between! Thank you Pamela!

David Wilson-With a great hair brained idea, the HUGE yard sale was born! Thank you David for pushing us along to declutter and make almost $500! You were a rock star with your truck at 5:30am! Also, thank you for the last three years of your term as a Board Member. We appreciate your time. Now enjoy that pool sans-meetings!

Christine Wilson-Without her help setting up the website, we would not be able to connect so easily with new members and create such an easy payment plan. Also, it would look like we were still back in 90s! Thank you for bringing us up to 2015, Christine!

Ellen Kirk-The most important Superhero of them all who keeps the water in the pool, the lights on, and guards oh so happy! As our Treasurer, she so gracefully opened her door to us weekly to drop off piles and piles of coins and stacks of cash and checks. Ellen keeps us all in check with her amazing and accurate lists of numbers. Thanks you Ellen for making sure the bills are paid and we stay afloat!

And all of you that pitched in to replace a toilet paper roll, dropped off your random bags of clothes for the yard sale, dropped off a case of coke or two, mentioning a possible pool party to your friends, encouraging new members to join, and your enthusiasm at all of the fun events! We had a great summer and look forward to many more with you!

With all of that, we hope you all had a great time! We hope to see you Monday at the Labor Day Potluck to help put everything away for the winter.

As a side note, due to the unforeseen rescheduling of the Salisbury HS Football game, we will be guard-less Monday evening from 2pm until close. Again, thank you for your understanding. If you know any high schooler interested in guarding next year, please have him/her fill out the application on our website!

See you at the pool,

The Pool Crew