Hello All and Season’s Greetings!!
Below are the choices for our Christmas Paint Party coming up next Friday, December 14th at the Clubhouse from 7-9.
Please share this if you wish, this event is open to the public (as is our Christmas Party) Invite your family, friends and co-workers!
Please respond with an RSVP and your top two picks!!
Thank you all, and please do not hesitate to call/e-mail me with any questions!
Beechwood Recreation Association
Hampton Roads Chapter, POMC, Inc.
Americorps VISTA Alumni
I cannot believe that tomorrow is Labor Day and we are at the end of the Summer 2018 Swim Season! We are so excited about all of the new families who joined us this year. So many sweet young faces!! We hope you will come back to us in 2019 and bring your friends, too. 🙂 This year’s addition of our new swim team coach Deb Levine was incredibly cool, we are looking forward to a truly exciting swim season next year. Please spread the word at your schools and churches that Beechwood Pool is the place to be!
Our hours tomorrow are from1-6PM, and the cookout is from 3-5PM. Please bring a potluck dish of some kind, ***we could also use a few more burger patties if you are making a trip to the store. As usual, we will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and lemonade.
At 6 o’clock, we will all pitch in to clear the deck of the chairs and sell off any leftover goodies in the snack shack…
and then it is Doggie Swim Party! If you have a pooch who loves to swim (or if you do not know if they do, and you want to try it) we will start that at 7pm.
Stay tuned for our date for our first annual Paint Party in the Clubhouse, around mid October is the plan. As soon as we have that date we will get it to you!
Lastly, we are starting to take next year’s dues at a real discount as early as tomorrow… if you are able, we will be accepting next year’s memberships at 15% off with 2 punch passes included (that’s 10 visits!) An Early Bird Special!! We can accept cash, checks or credit cards. Please let us know if you need to pay half in order to take advantage of this special. If you are a returning family we are happy to accommodate. 🙂
As we round out our summer, it goes without saying that this wonderful pool has served Beechwood families for over 50 years now…. each year we find there are challenges and repairs that test us… but we always find the means to come back stronger and better and more beautiful. With the help of our wonderful member’s families, we will continue to keep working to keep this pool the best in all of the city!
We hope you will consider paying next year’s dues or make a donation to help us finish paying off our filter.
Thank you all for a most exceptional summer swim season, see you tomorrow!!
We are open this weekend (June 9th and 10th). Saturday, the hours are from 11 am until 8 pm, and Sunday, 1 to 6 pm. Friday, June 15th, the pool hours will be 1 to 10 pm.
The summer hours begin Saturday, June 16th, and are as follows:
Sundays: 1 – 8 pm
Tuesdays: 1 – 8 pm
Wednesdays: 11 am – 8 pm
Thursdays: 1 – 8 pm
Fridays: 11 am – 10 pm
Saturdays: 11 am – 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Tuesday, May 15th, there will be a parent meeting and swim team sign up. We will be meeting at the clubhouse from 6 to 9 pm. The cutoff date for joining the swim team is June 1st, so don’t delay! Come and get your kids registered!
For more information, send an email to Beechwoodsharks@gmail.com.
I hope everyone is well and thawed out and getting back into the swing of things, wow these kids have so many make-up days!
A couple of things I wanted to inform you all:
I just wanted to extend the discounted membership dues until March 17th.
The dues are the same as the 2017 rates, minus $5, and I encourage you all to take advantage of this deal. After March 17th, these rates will be gone for good! We’ll be posting those amounts soon.
Last year’s rates:
$325 – Regular Members
$305 – Stock Members
$295 – Active/retired military
$295 – Seniors age 65 and up
$195 – Single Membership
You can pay online on our Membership Purchase Page. A $10 convenience fee is added for online or in person credit card purchases.
As in years past, you will receive five free guest passes, as long as you join by April 15th (but remember, membership prices go up March 18th).
Please consider joining early. We are still paying off the new filters, and with the lifeguard pay increase, we are experiencing a little crunch on expenses. Let me know if you would like to split your dues into two parts, that would work also, but I hope you can get in on these savings!
Second: We will be having a Paint Party Fund Raiser, Date TBA
I am super excited about this, I have never been to a paint party, people tell me they are great. Please plan on coming out and bring a friend!
As soon as I have the date and time (Looks like it may be be on a Sunday afternoon) as soon as I get the information (cost as well) I will get back to you.
Third: Our annual St.Patrick’s Day Party is gearing up in March, please spread the word to your family and friends about this fantastic party. It’s an excellent time to get back together before the heat is on and we encourage you to bring friends… we need more members!! We have a tentative date for the party, March 16 (Friday) at 6:30pm. Will confirm as soon as we know.
Lastly: We are actively seeking a pool/operations, pool/manager for our summer season of 2018. Ideally, we would like to hire from within our membership… but we will be placing the ad in the coming weeks. Please ask around, if you know of anyone who has management experience or pool operations experience, send them our way. It is possible to make this two separate jobs if needed. Call/e-mail or text me if you need a job description or more information.
Also needed is a Swim Team Coordinator. This is really important. Swim Team gets going in April, so we do not have much time! Please consider helping out… this is a volunteer position, and it is so rewarding. Our team is the best (in my opinion) and we are so looking forward to another great swim season. Please consider helping out!!
Thank you all for being part of the best recreation association in Newport News.
I look forward to seeing you all soon, I hope you can get those discounted memberships in!!
Hello Beechwood Members and Neighbors!
The annual Christmas party is quickly coming up. It will be this Saturday!
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Please bring a dish to share, just like last year we will have
chicken and ham provided, as well as Christmas punch.
We will also have gingerbread houses for the kids to decorate,
you can bring candy/marshmallows to decorate the houses with
Santa will be visiting, music, games and fun!!
last year was a blast, we are looking forward to seeing you there!
Come on out and join us, and bring your friends and neighbors!
Please RSVP by text/call at 869-4079 or e-mail me back.
*** First 40 children will get gingerbread houses to decorate, so
Please excuse this late message, I am afraid I have been distracted by this hurricane/weather down south… I have relatives in Puerto Rico and Florida and my future in-laws are in Ft. Lauderdale… so nerve wracking!! I pray that if you have relatives down south (Houston as well) that they stay safe and receive the help that they may need… and if we are threatened by the hurricanes churning down there, that you take every precaution necessary to stay safe!
One resource that I use is Next Door Beechmont. You can locate it on Facebook or online, and it’s easy to get signed in to our message board for our neighborhood… that way we can stay connected to neighbors close and not so close by. I highly recommend it, city officials are connected and important announcements come through there as well.
And now for our final announcements for summer 2017:
Dog Swim Party @ 4pm this Saturday, Sept. 9
(Please enter leashed, and please all shots up to date)
Bring your pooches to the pool and let’s see if they love the pool as much as we do! This is a really fun and unique activity… even if you do not have a dog, it’s fun to observe!
And finally, please be ready to help us stack all of our pool deck chairs and lounges for storage under our snack shack area. We really appreciate all of the members here at the Beechwood Recreation Association, it is all of you who make this association the best in the city.
We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday!!