Just a quick reminder — Raft Day is 1-4 pm each Sunday. I published the time incorrectly in a recent email. You can always find the details of all CB events in the calendar at the right!
Connecticut Belair Club opens for the 2012 Season on Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 am. If you’ve not yet renewed your membership, no worries! We’ll have plenty of people there to help you out.
As usual, we’ll have an a Pot Luck Dinner Sunday, May 27, to kick off the season. Join us on the Snack Shack Patio at 6:30 pm for food, fun, and friends. Burgers, dogs, and Donegal Chicken catered by our own Snack Shack Crew, AKA, the folks from Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle. Bring a dish for 8 to share — sides, salads, dessert, etc. Cost is $5 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family. The pool will close at 6:30 pm for this event.
Remember, Monday is a holiday and another great day to spend relaxing at the pool. Then Tuesday through Friday, the pool will open at 3:30 pm as long as school is in session.
Hope to see you there!
As you’re out and about tomorrow (Saturday, May 12), why not stop by the pool? We’re holding an Open House from 12 noon to 4 pm. Say hi, renew your membership, bring a friend to see our beautiful community. Remember, CB rewards referrals!
If you can’t make it this weekend, we’ll do it again next weekend — Saturday AND Sunday. Added bonus: Swim Team Sign Ups and the First Ever Gator Car Wash will be held both days.
Hope to see you at the pool!
Our new management company has cleaned the pool and set the chairs around the deck. As of about mid-day yesterday, they started to fill the pool! I just wanted to share this picture with you.
If you haven’t take the opportunity to renew your membership, download the 2012 Membership Form and send it in today. Not a member? We have plenty of space and would be happy to welcome you to our summer oasis — the best pool in Montgomery County!
While the weather may be a bit dicey this morning, the Winter Potluck is still on for tonight! As always, it’s $5 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family. Bring a dish for 10 to share.
Tonight we’re also having a Silent Auction! Here are just a few of the great items we have for tonight: a Driver’s Ed course from iDriveSmart; the Potluck Premium Pass; up-front reserved parking at CB for two season; and many more!
Come see your summer friend tonight from 6-10 pm at Holy Redeemer School, 9715 Summit Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895.
Hope to see you there!
(If the weather starts to turn later — and it’s not expected to — keep an eye on this page. We’ll update it if there are any changes.)
The leaves are falling and folks are busy with things like sports and school and work and family. Things are quiet at Connecticut Belair. The last of the winterizing is getting done. Small maintenance projects and minor repairs are being completed. Grass seed will be spread, leaves will be raked.
Consider sending in your membership dues to take advantage of the early pay discount — feel free to break your dues up, per our Early Payment Plan. Find the membership form here.
Mark your calendar for Jan. 21 — Winter Potluck at Holy Redeemer School. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to all for a great Labor Day weekend! From a rockin’ happy hour with blues band WSNB to a entertaining talent show and end-of-seson party Sunday night — a big shout out to all who made these events great. And even though Monday was overcast and drizzly, a hearty few closed down our beloved CB in style.
As the pool is winterized this week, your Board of Directors is looking forward to the 2012 season. Your input is appreciated, so don’t hesitate to use the email links on the Board of Directors page! And take advantage of the Early Payment Plan for 2012. You received a new member form in the mail 2 weeks ago, or download a copy from the Join page.
See you at the Winter Potluck!
By now you should have received a mailing from current Board President Greg Tucker including biographies of those members running for the board of directors. Those bios are reproduced below. Please follow the instructions in the mailing and return your ballot as soon as possible.
Election results will be announced at the Annual General Membership meeting, Sunday, Sept. 4 @ 6:15 pm, just prior to the start of our End of Season Party.
Don Andrews, Sr. (new candidate)
I love this pool and I value the friendships that I have made at this pool. I would like to see this pool to continue growing with consistent financial security.
Lindy Bowman (new candidate)
Lindy, and his wife Rachelle, have been members for five years with their children Lizzie, Ellie and Eli. Lindy can be seen at most B meets cheering too loudly for his kids and confusing the timers with his flash camera while Rachelle is working hard selling Gator Gear. If elected, his goal would be to continue the development of the pool as a great place to spend summers with such plans as constructing additional gazebos (with fans!), exterminating mosquitoes and gnats, organizing tennis and volleyball competitions and learning to not refer to himself in the third person. When not poolside, Lindy spends his time fundraising for a non-profit and would like to assist in securing additional funds for CB outside traditional member fees.
Michael Clinchard (new candidate)
Me and my family have been members for over 15 years and have seen many changes to our pool. As the largest renovation in recent years has come to an end, and all have let out a collective sigh of relief, someone needs to step in with fresh energy for the next set of challenges. This is where a vote for me will be spent as we move forward.
Connecticut Belair Swim Club is an oasis – a lovely place to relax and recharge and I have been honored to serve on its leadership team for the last four years. During that time, I have gained a great deal of knowledge in almost all areas of the pool. I’ve coordinated and volunteered for social events, served as liaison to the current management company, and learned a lot about pool construction and maintenance as well. I took a lead role in revamping our website and strive to keep its content current and informative. If re-elected to the Board of Directors, I would focus on maintaining our beautiful facility and increasing membership. I would like to get more members involved in efforts and events at CB. On a small but helpful note, I’d like to investigate a way to send important alerts (pool closings, etc.) to members via text message. I’d appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve CB and its community.
Mark Hudson and his family have been members of CB almost 20 years. Mark has served on the board for 10 years and as President for 4 of those years and Vice President for 2. Mark is very excited about all the progress made over the last few years and would like to continue the positive work being done. He is our coordinator of the camps that use CB and are vital to our success.
As a current board member who has served two 2-year terms so far, Tod believes we need to recruit more new members. Last year, Tod recruited many new members from two local homeowner’s associations. Tod is a local, growing up in Forest Glen and Kensington. His lovely wife Mary has five perfect (ahem!) children (Katie – age 18, Emmett – age 17, Conor – age 14, Brendan – age 13, and Owen – age 10) and sometimes he even gets credit for them too. At least one member of the Sloan family is at the pool at all times (usually because they forgot to pick them up.) Tod has helped run the annual kid’s 3-on-3 b-ball tournament for the last four years, master of ceremonies at the annual talent show, and has also sponsored the charitable Swim for Savy Swim-athon. And last but certainly not the least; don’t tell anyone…but Tod and his brother filled the pool with water this year using a neighboring fire hydrant!
Kaydee Tucker (new candidate)
My family has been members here for 9 years. I have been involved with the pool from running the Snack Bar, helping with the swim team, and managing the front desk. Now that my husband Greg is stepping down from the Board, I would like to give my assistance to the Board and its members.
UPDATE: The potential of being washed out by Hurricane Irene has moved the party to Sunday, Sept. 4, starting at 6:15 pm. Sign up for the party — and for the Talent Show — at the front desk!
August is winding down and some of our kids are already back in school — another great CB season is coming to an end. But before we say goodbye to Summer 2011, we have a bit of celebrating to do.
Please join us at the Annual End of Season Party on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6:15 pm
Saturday, August27 at 6:30 pm. This year, our festivities will be catered by Steve’s crew from the Snack Shack. They’ll be serving up pulled barbequed pork, smoked beef brisket, and grilled chicken, as well as baked beans and cole slaw on the side. Yum! Cost is $15 per adult (13 and over) and $10 per child (5-13 years), with a cap at $60 per family.
Stick around after dinner for the Annual CB Talent Show! There’s sure to be some stellar singing, dancing, music, and more. Talented and outgoing members of all ages — show us what you’ve got! Get your name on the list ASAP — don’t miss out on this opportunity to let CB know you shine!
To help in planning, please sign up at the Front Desk to let us know you’re attending.
Rain date is Monday, Sept. 5
Sunday, August 28.