Newsletter April 19, 2020

Membership 2020 FAQ

2020 Membership – FAQs as of 05/03/2020 Q: Will the pool open this summer? A: As of now we do...
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Membership 2020 FAQ

Newsletter April 19, 2020

Newsletter April 19 Hello Old Farm Swim and Paddle Members, We hope this message finds you and your families safe...
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Newsletter April 19, 2020

Meet Our New Board President, Chris Scango

Chris has lived in Old Farm for three years and has been a member at OFP for three years.  ...
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Meet Our New Board President, Chris Scango

Meet Rob Follit, Board Member, Treasurer, Grounds Committee and in charge of Pickleball

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Meet Rob Follit, Board Member, Treasurer, Grounds Committee and in charge of Pickleball

Emergency Closings Information Now Available on the Website

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Emergency Closings Information Now Available on the Website

Meet Patrick McCullough, Board Member, Membership Committee

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Meet Missy Maloney, Board Member, Membership Committee

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Register for 2019 Masters Swim

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Welcome to Elizabeth Riel, Our New Social Chair

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Welcome to Elizabeth Riel, Our New Social Chair

Spring Meet and Greet

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Water Aerobics Post 2019

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Masters Swim Hours 2019

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Registration and Info Night

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Registration and Info Night

Memorial Day 2019

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Memorial Day 2019

Swim Team

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Dive Team

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Dive Team

Swim/Dive Team

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Swim/Dive Team

Social Event Post Test 2

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Newsletter April 19

Hello Old Farm Swim and Paddle Members,

We hope this message finds you and your families safe and healthy at home. As we all continue to adjust to this new normal, we join you in longing for summer and the simple pleasures of a nice sunny day at Old Farm Pool.

While the pool and paddle tennis courts are still currently closed in compliance with Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home Order, we have started efforts to ready the pool for our planned opening date of May 23rd, 2020. We plan to open the pool as soon as it is safe and in accordance with Federal, State, and Local guidelines.

In the hopes that we open for the season, we have been working with our pool management company to ready the pool for opening day and with that are financial costs. In addition to the pool management company, there are also significant fixed expenses the pool must pay every year, regardless of opening, including taxes, fees, utilities, and insurance. As one might imagine, the pool does not maintain a large reserve and would need member dues to pay fixed and variable costs. Since the end of last pool season, we have also incurred additional costs for updating the grounds such as upgraded electrical, upgraded lighting, a new storage shed, repairs to the pool coping, and removing dead trees and limbs around the pool deck and parking areas. These items were allocated and budgeted for before the impact of COVID-19.

We understand members may have many questions about how this will affect annual dues. Given the fluid nature of what safety regulations are implemented, it is too soon to say what will happen if the opening is delayed or if we are unable to open at all this season. The pool board has had several meetings in the past few weeks and can assure you we have gone over every scenario. After much deliberation here is what the board has decided below:

1) The full season dues will remain the same as Early Bird rates for the 2019 season.

2) Knowing this is a hard time financially for all, we will waive credit card fees to provide some more flexibility to members;

3) If the pool opens later than planned, we will pro-rate dues based on the annual rate and reduced expenses;

4) If the pool does not open, we will issue a credit to your member account to be applied to next year’s dues less the fixed and improvement costs outlined above; and

5) In order to ensure the pool remains a fun destination for this summer and beyond, we are asking all members to pay in full by May 23rd, 2020.

Lastly, we want to thank you all in advance for your patience as we work to figure this all out. We have had no prior event to refer to for guidance and we promise to provide more news and communication as it happens. As always, please feel free to reach out with questions.

Many thanks,

Old Farm Swim and Paddle Pool Board:

Chris Scango – President

Tom Walsh – VP

Rob Follit – Treasurer

Elizabeth Riel – Secretary

Scott Spier

Lou Charlip

Mark Friedman

Patrick McCullough

Doug Stewart

Kevin Humphreys

Staffan Sandberg

Questions or Comments:

President@oldfarmpool.org

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