The Board would like to extend a warm welcome to you and shares in your anticipation of the opening of the 2019 Season. We would like to thank the staff and the dedication of our members for a successful 2018 season. This letter provides reminders and updates regarding the opening of our Club for 2019.
Board Of Directors
On behalf of the General Membership, the Board would like to thank Dale Lee, Sherry Johnson, Martin Zoro, and Jan D’Amour for their service to Burton Hollow. I would like to welcome Kristie Jonca, Dan Henry, Jason Cardasis and Rocco Fortura to the Board.
Please note that the ‘Pre-Work Bee’ and ‘Flower Bee’ are limited to 20 people each on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis. If you would like to participate in either, please contact Jason Cardasis.
The ‘Work / Flower Bees’ allow the members to earn the return of their $100 assessment by supplying four (4) hours of adult labor (18 years or older). Each Membership is allowed only one (1) ‘Work Bee Refund’ for the year. The Board requests that Members whose children require supervision not accompany their parents to the ‘Work / Flower Bees’.
The ‘sign-in’ process for the ‘Work / Flower Bees’ will remain the same as last year. Members are asked to choose one shift and work that shift. Members are not allowed to split-up time between sessions. Please arrive on-time in order to work the entire shift. Members should come in appropriate work clothing (for painting, wet grounds, etc.) and bringing personal tools (rakes, shovels, power tools, hardware, etc.) is always appreciated. If you have any particular skills such as carpentry, tiling, etc. please contact Jason Cardasis or Rocco Fortura so proper arrangements can be made for specific tasks.
Please check the website for any ‘Work / Flower Bee’ updates
The Club plans to open on Friday, May 24th (staff and weather permitting) at 12:00 through Labor Day (Monday, September 2nd). During the season, the hours may change depending on Social Events, Swim Meets, weather and pool conditions. Please call the Club at 734-591-1767 or check the Club’s website if you have questions about the hours of operation.
A ‘New Members’ meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 25th at 10:00am. All new Members are invited to attend. The meeting will provide valuable information and suggestions regarding the Club and provide an opportunity to ask questions and meet the Board Members and Staff.
Please see the Club Invoice for the 2019 season that was sent to you about dues information.
The Burton Hollow Swim Club Website
The BHSC website address is burtonhollowswim.com. The website is regularly updated to include items such as the social calendar, swim team information, Club hours, and direct links to contact Board Members. Please bookmark this site and check it frequently.
To the owners of a membership the Club extends the privilege of sponsoring ‘Associate Members’. Married adult children must own their own separate membership or should be signed in as a guest of the active Member.
In order to better manage the ‘Associate Memberships’, the Board asks that those considering an ‘Associate Membership’ complete the requested information on the ‘blue card’ for review by the Board.
Special Meeting Regarding The 2019 Season
The Board is calling a ‘Special Meeting’ for April 11, 2019 (Thursday) from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Stevenson High School in the LMC (by the ‘bus loop’) in order to discuss the changing of the definition of Associate Members and the recreational privileges extended to those who qualify. Please see the included document for a definition of the change and the reason for the change and any known objections.
Once again, the BHSC Dolphins Swim Team will compete this summer in the Summer Independent Swim League. The swim team is a fun activity, and we encourage all members’ children to participate regardless of their skill level. The Swim Team Meeting is scheduled for June 1st at 10:00am. Please see the enclosed paperwork for more information. Also, please check the bulletin board and website for more information and important dates
The Board would like to remind all members and their guests that no glass or ceramic containers of any kind are permitted on the Club grounds and that only water is permitted on the Main Pool deck.
The safety of the membership is of the utmost concern of the Board. Unsafe conduct, especially on the pool deck, has the potential to cause serious injury. Anyone participating in unsafe activities (such as picking up and throwing someone in the pool) will be given a warning, and if the person continues, the suspension of pool privileges will be considered.
The Board would also like to take this opportunity to remind Members that according to the Pool Rules (Section 2g) “Children may swim in the Main Pool only if they are toilet trained (no diapers or swim diapers are allowed)…” The purpose of this rule is to prevent the County mandated closing of the Main Pool for up to 24 hours due to ‘accidents’ occurring. We ask that all parents remind their children of all ages that they should use the rest rooms on a timely basis to prevent the Board from closing the Main Pool.
The designated smoking area for the Club is in the parking lot area. This also includes vaping.
The use of drones on the grounds is prohibited.
We ask that if you are using a personal loudspeaker system under the Cabana or in the grills area to please respect others around you when setting the volume.
The majority of the rules infractions come from guests of the Club. The Staff and Managers rely on the members hosting the guests to ensure that their guests are aware of the Club rules. Please take the time to review the rules that have been included in this mailing.
Member Blue Cards / Front Desk Check-In
Please complete your ‘Membership Blue Card’ forms and return it with your dues. This information is essential to the Club in the event of an emergency. If a member was to have some medical difficulty, the ‘blue card’ is an invaluable source of information. The ‘blue card binder’ will be stored in the locked office and is only permitted to be used by the Board and Staff. The general membership is not allowed access to this information.
As a reminder, on the back of the ‘blue card’, you are given the option to be notified of membership meetings by mail or email. Failure to make an election will result in a default to standard US Mail. Please consider the email option as it will reduce the mailing costs of the Club.
The Board asks that the when everyone ‘checks-in’ at the front desk, please remember to be patient at this time. Also, at ‘check-in’ the guest fees will be collected and guests will be asked to wear a wristband when using the Club. If you plan on hosting a party, please visit the website for information. An accurate number of guests attending your party will allow the Club to properly staff the number of guards needed for that day. The designated ‘party areas’ are reserved on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis.
Once again, the Club is planning to offer Diving Lessons, Tennis Lessons, Swim Lessons and Volleyball.
Swim Lessons will be offered to current members and those on the ‘Wait List’ at a cost of $35.00 per child for each two week session, payable by check before the session begins.
Please watch the bulletin board for information regarding the Diving Lessons and Tennis Lessons and the associated costs and times.
Sean Horgan will again be the Social Director for this season. He has many activities planned at BHSC for this summer. We invite all members to volunteer and participate. You are able to get updates for social events using the ‘remind’ app for your phone, visiting the website, or from the Club’s bulletin board.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any other Board Members using the links on the BHSC website. On behalf of the Board, we look forward to seeing everyone at the Club this season!