WSCS Board of Directors
Sept. 19, 2005
Palm Drive Hospital
6:30 Meeting Called to order by President
Election of Officers
Board Members: Alan Siegle, Eric Fritsch,
Lynn Deedler, Virginia Porter, Roger Klein,
Past President: Tom Hemphill
Pool Manager: Ricardo Freitas
Public: Cindy Holland
The Board elected the following officers:
Pres. Virginia Porter, Vice Pres. Lynn
Deedler, Treas. Alan Siegle, Secretary,
Review and approval of August, 2005 Minutes
Alan moved to approve the minutes as submitted,
Eric seconded the motion. Motion was
Cindy Holland, a member of the Ives community
whose children use the pool regularly had
several points to bring to the board about
past swim lessons and life guard coverage,
and the use of flotation devices. Virginia
was authorized to look into the matter of
past swim lessons and act on behalf of the
board to resolve the matter The rule about
flotation devices was explained that for safety
reason, especially not giving a false sense
of security to new swimmers, and that no other
public facility offers that option. Ms. Holland
stated she was concerned that lifeguards might
be spread too thin if they had duties other
than observing swimmer. While safety for the
swimmers is the primary duty for guards, the
board felt that the current guard responsibilities
were appropriate even though there may be
moments when the guards are multitasking.
Party for staff, volunteers, fireworks crew
deemed a success. Tom's musical acts were a
unique and well received addition, and the food
prepared and offered up was also a hit.
Marketing committee continues to meet.
Lauree of the Sea-Serpents reported the Fireworks
generated approximately $8000 for Ives Pool
Profit and Loss Statement distributed and reviewed.
Admission fees up 12%
Membership Dues down 50% due to the fact the
drive is later this year.
Balance sheet shows improved state. Extra available
funds will be used to pay down debt.
Pool Manager's Report-Ricardo
Swim lessons off from last year, Ridgeway and
Finley also down
Marketing Committee to include outreach effort
to Hispanic members
Eric, Ricardo, Leila, Roger to get together
in October process the lessons (public and Rotary
Learn to Swim) to help plan for next year.
New life guard t-shirts are in.
Handicapped Lift working Used 3-4 times monthly
so far. Board will buy the lift and look into
long term feasibility of a portable or removable
Only one lane line remains to be repaired/replaced.
Ricardo spent 5-6 hours per line to repair them
Handicapped ramp has been upgradedfor the underwater
portion of the hardware.
Pool will be closed for one week beginning Nov
7 for repairs.
Lost and found towels donated to the Humane
Marketing task force
Membership solicitation brochure will incorporate
party pictures into the letter
Grant from Sunrise Rotary received for $460
Consider involvement of Ives pool patrons as
active part of the community
Explore lodging industry's advantage of access
to our pool.
Round table lunch committee Bill Cole Real Estate,
Kim Caruso Comm. Center, Roger Klein Rotary
Charter Schools to be explored
Member letter to contain statement on why being
a member is valuable
30 lifetime members and 70 current regular Ives
Handicap lift in place, padded for safety, and
to be purchased
Non-op heaters to be dealt with by city
Work week to happen Beginning Sun afternoon
Nov 7, pool will be closed
Eric brought up again the need to make attention
grabbing signage to precede schedule changes.
Virginia Porter presented all board members
with a top flight, ultra organized, 3 ring binder
with graphics that won't quit.
Membership letter to be created including benefits
By laws to be defined
Locker room improvements to be outlined for
work week and long term by Lynn
Announcements of Schedule changes to get a sandwich
board to increase impact
Name change will be added to WCSC to allow account
to also service Friends of Ives Pool
Meeting adjourned 8:45
Submitted by Roger Klein, Secretary