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General Membership Meeting at Luxmanor Elementary School and Vote for the 2015 Board of Directors

Nov 13, 2014   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Just a reminder that the General Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 19th at 7:30 pm at LUXMANOR ELEMENTARY School on Tilden Lane.  This is a change in location from what we previously announced.  You are invited to meet the Board, hear a review of the 2014 season and will be an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered.

If you have not done so, please complete and submit your electronic ballot for the 2015 Board of Directors.  We have received some questions about the need to include your name when you submit your vote.  If you are uncomfortable, you do not need to include your name and address for your vote to count.

Below is the slate of candidates for the 2015 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.


Slate of Candidates for the Board of Directors

Rob Follit*         3 year term to expire November 30, 2017

Mike Morper*   3 year term to expire November 30, 2017
Eric Forsythe*  3 year term to expire November 30, 2017

Cindy Zeyala      3 year term to expire November 30, 2017

*Current Board Member

Slate of Candidates for the 2014 Nominating Committee

Connie Jacobson** Marla Caplon** Pat May**

**Current member of Nominating Committee


Looking forward to seeing you on the 19th of November at Luxmanor elementary School.


Thanks for a Great 2014 Swim Season!

Sep 8, 2014   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Yesterday marked the official end of the 2014 swim season at Old Farm Pool and the celebration of our 50th season.  The weather was perfect and we had lots of people enjoying one last day at the pool, culminating with the annual doggy dip and stacking of the deck furniture.  Thanks to all who helped.

Just a reminder that if you are interested in becoming more involved with the pool and becoming a member of the Board of Directors, please let us know by contacting us at nominations@oldfarmpool.org.

Your Board of Directors still has lots to do this season as they wrap up operations for 2014 and start thinking about 2015.   Not only that, don’t forget about Paddle Tennis and Pickleball that will start in the late fall.

If you have thoughts or ideas, please let us know.

Looking forward to hearing from you and have a safe autumn and rest of the year.


2014 Swim Season coming to an end – Not quite yet!

Aug 20, 2014   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments

We have enjoyed a great summer and it’s hard to believe that the 2014 swim season is coming to an end.  With the opening of Montgomery County schools, we are modifying our schedule to account for many of our kids going back to school this week, so please mark your calendars to show the following schedule of pool hours:

  • Monday August 25 – Thursday August 28 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday August 29 – 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday August 30 – Sunday August 31 – 11:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Monday September 1 (Labor Day) – 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday Sept 2 – Friday Sept 5th – Pool Closed
  • Saturday Sept 6th – Adult End of Season Party – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday Sept 7th
    • 1:00 Light Concessions
    • 3:30 – 6:30 Rocklands Food Truck
    • 6:00 – Everyone out of the pool
    • 6:00- Doggie Dip (we will have some doggie treats)
    • 6:45 – Clean up starts!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!





Message from the President

Jun 13, 2014   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments

The 2014 season has gotten off to a great start. Our membership numbers have increased over 2013 and that is very good news for all of us. We have received lots of positive comments on the modifications and improvements implemented this season, so thanks to everyone on the Board of Directors and volunteers for the hard work you have done.

Please join us on Saturday June 21st for the Wine and Cheese event starting at 7:30pm and show your support for the pool by purchasing our new line of Old Farm Pool merchandise!

We are looking for volunteers to help up with activities at the pool on July 4th. If you are interested, please contact Katie Tietgen, our Director for Social Events.

Just to quickly review a few item that have come to our attention and we ask for your support.

– You are welcome to use the shallow area of the pool while FINS students are there for morning classes. If it becomes crowded, FINS will shift to the area under the portable guard chair.

– We are eliminating the 11:45am adult swim whistle to accommodate our members with young children and allow them more time in the water early in the day.

– The baby pool may not be used during swim meets. Although there are guards at pool, they are not on deck specifically watching baby pool.

– Please keep all food and beverages in the grassed or patio area or in close proximity to the tables. There should be no food or beverage on the deck and certainly not in the water. Please put all trash and recyclables in the conveniently located containers around the pool area.

– We remind you that there is also no eating in baby pool area and no deck furniture in baby pool.

– We ask our parents with kids on the swim team, please help clean up the team area after meets so that we can re-open the pool for all our members after meets end as quickly as possible.

Looking forward to seeing you at the pool!


Opening Week a great success

Jun 2, 2014   //   by President   //   News, Notes from the President  //  No Comments

The opening week of our 50th season of operations at Old Farm has been a great success.  The weather over Memorial Day was perfect, the water is nice and…….refreshing!!!

The Wifi is now working at the pool, you can now access the internet from the pool deck and we have added a signal booster so that there should be a strong signal everywhere on deck.  The guards will give you the password so that you can log on.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool


A Note from the Presidents of Old Farm and Tildenwood Pools

Apr 28, 2014   //   by President   //   Notes from the President  //  No Comments
The two pools in the Greater Farmland community, Old Farm and Tilden Woods, have been a source of fun, relaxation and excitement in the community for many, many years.
As presidents of our respective pools, we wanted to remind the communities and our membership that the long tradition of membership exchange days continues.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays members from each pool can enjoy the amenities at the other pool as if you were a member.  
The process is simple.  When you get to the front desk at either pool, sign in on the membership log and just indicate which pool you’re from when visiting the other.
We really look forward to our membership taking advantage of the opportunity to spend time with their friends at the other pool and enjoy all but the neighborhood has to offer.
Wishing you a wonderful summer,
Bruce Kay and David Sukinik

Old Farm Pool opens for the 2014 season in less than 30 days!

Apr 25, 2014   //   by President   //   News, Notes from the President  //  No Comments

There are lots of changes we know you are going to like for the 2014 season and lots of programs that will be returning.  Please read all the mailings that we have been sending so that you can participate.  It is still not too late to sign up for the Early Bird Membership rates!!

Our lifeguard staff is ready to start and will be working hard the next few weeks to set up the pool.  We have already drained and scrubbed the pool and have started refilling it.

If you have time during the next few weekends and would like to come up and help with setting up, beautifying the area or lending a hand, please let us know as there is lots to do.

We are constructing a ramp allowing easy access from the parking lot to the front of the pool house.  We will be continuing the early morning Master Swim Program.  We are adding all kinds of new swim programs, triathalon training, swim lessons and lots of activities to celebrate our 50th year of providing a great place to spend the summer.

If you would like to help volunteer to support the annual July 4th events at the pool, please contact me at president@oldfarmpool.org.

Our Board of Directors has been working very hard to provide fun activities and great facilities for our summer enjoyment.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!





Old Farm Pool Swim and Dive Teams and Membership Registration Night reminder!

Mark your calendars for Swim and Dive registration night:

  • When: Thursday May 1, 2014
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
  • Where: Farmland Elementary School All-Purpose Room (cafeteria)

Aardvark Swim and Sport will have suits on hand for purchase.  Same exact swimsuit as last year (TYR Asteroid navy/red). Swim Team Head Coach Ali Benjamin and FINS Program Director Nick Kaufman will be present to answer questions.

We are proud to announce that Michelle Mangano has accepted our offer to be the Coach of Old Farm dive this season. She is wonderful with the kids, patient and knowledegable.

We will also have 2014 pool membership registration available the same evening.

Gardeners Needed

Apr 6, 2014   //   by President   //   News, Notes from the President  //  No Comments

Have a green thumb?

Like to do gardening?

Want to help us at the pool?

We are looking for volunteers to form a committee to help us with gardening at the pool as we get ready for the new season.  We have already hired a contractor to remove all the leaves from the pool area and gutters, so we need a few people to help us with plantings and other gardening chores.  We have a budget for gardening and are looking for a committee to help us beautify the pool area.  If you are interested, please contact me at president@oldfarmpool.org.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!



2014 Membership Invoices

Greetings Everyone!

Hopefully the worst of the winter is behind us and we can start looking forward to an exciting and event-filled summer at Old Farm Pool.  By now all of you should have received your 2014 Membership Invoices offering you the opportunity to take advantage of our popular Early Bird payment program.  This year we have also included the ability to pay online with a credit card.  There is a fee associated with this method, but for some, I know it may be more convenient than paying by check.  If you have not received your invoice or you had difficulty opening the email with your dues information, please contact either Mike Morper (our Director for Information Technology), or John Hudalla (our Director for Membership) membership@oldfarmpool.org.

As the opening day gets closer, we will be asking for volunteers to help us with spring cleaning, we hope you will be able to spare some time on a few upcoming weekends to come up to the pool and pitch in with some gardening work or leaf removal or other spring cleaning chores.

Looking forward to seeing you at the pool.