Treeview Swim Club
corner of Gresel Street & Brae Burn Ave.
Dear Treeview Family, May 28th, 2018
We’d like to welcome home our returning members and greet our new ones! This year, we are working on getting a monthly newsletter out to all of you. We’d like to keep you updated on the developments happening over the course of the year. Your board has been striving to develop the swim club and is working diligently on plans to modernize and enhance your experience here with us.
A little backstory first. When WWII ended, a group of local dads who’d returned from combat wanted a safe place to enjoy summers with their family. They knocked on doors and pulled enough money together to build our swim club from the ground up. This was back in 1960. The pool has been a asset to our neighborhood and a safe and wonderful place for our local families. Our pool was built by the community, for the community. Today your board is led by fellow members of our Treeview Swim Club community, some of us have been here for generations. Our Grandparents were original members and now we are the generation to move it into the next Millennium. We represent the members and make the important decisions that help keep our doors open. On the first Wednesday of the month, your board meets to discuss the workings and future of the pool. The meetings are open to members and we welcome questions, and suggestions.
We have some awesome news. When you come in to enjoy the pool, ask us about the remodeling plan. The rendering drawings are hanging up in the club office and we’d love to show them to you! It takes time, effort and money to turn these ideas into a reality. Recently the snack bar got an upgrade, and our new fire pit promises loads of fun for the summer. In addition, the office got a facelift that will help promote efficiency.
Here’s the exciting part. We’ve been working with the Fairway Park Neighborhood Association to help find funding for the grand remodeling project (it’s a big one!) We are here to update you on the progress.
The board put a fundraising effort together to resurface both the lap pool and the baby pool. All plans will commence at the end of our season so members can enjoy the pool for the summer. the end of this summer. We also plan to replace our fences on both street sides and push them 5 feet out toward the street. This will allow us to expand the interior space of the facility. Of course none of this comes cheap, so a lot of time and consideration went into obtaining bids for the resurfacing work and we plan on stretching our budget for the most benefit.
We are asking you to become involved in which every way you can. When this pool started it took more than a board of seven people to get the ball rolling. We are asking our Treeview community to pull together and help us move the our club forward. We will be releasing a “NEW FENCE” Campaign. Members can buy a fence board, posts, or an entire section of fencing. The donors is welcome to decorate their contribution under family-friendly and appropriate guidelines. We’ve been successful in securing a contractor who is willing to do the labor at no charge.
In keeping with our goals and the grand plan, we are working on a more long term fund raising campaign to remodel and update the entire facility. More details on both to come very soon. We will be asking you for your help both financially and with a more hands on approach as well.
We are excited to see you this year and we are even more excited to work with you to secure the longevity of our community pool and to continue the tradition of our founders.
God bless our soldiers for fighting abroad and at home. We thank them for their continued fight even after times of war, and Treeview Swim Club is a direct result of that fight and determination. Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone. As a special thank you to all our men and women in service, we welcome you to attend our pool this weekend as our guest.
Very truly yours, the New Treeview Swim Club Board for the 2018 Season