WBSC September 2020 Announcement
West Broadway Swim Club Members,
We want to express our thank you to the members who helped us make this season a success. With COVID-19, there was a lot of uncertainty and some new guidelines that we had to adhere to. We had a successful summer with the help of our members. We did have over 60 new members this year, and we are excited about that.
We wanted to update members on a few things happening at the pool that are affecting our budget. First, a very exciting update is that the pool is getting sandblasted and painted now. This is a big project with an estimated cost of about $33,000. It is necessary that we get this done now as the city health department said earlier this year that they would not allow us to open next year without painting and repairs.
Other increased costs included salaries which went up due to the increase in minimum wage. Also, we need some light bulbs replaced in the outdoor lights, and it has been challenging trying to find someone with the equipment to get up the poles to replace them. This will not be an inexpensive project.
Looking ahead, if you know anyone who might want to become a member of the pool please refer them. Membership was better than we anticipated this year, but we are still not at full capacity which makes it difficult to stay ahead on projects and other expenses.
We are always interested in alternative revenue opportunities, so if there are members with any grant-writing knowledge or other money-making ideas, we would welcome your input. There are always many projects to be done at the pool and very limited money to complete them with.
Membership fees will be increasing this year for the first time in over 5 years. This is needed to be able to keep the pool in good working condition. Starting this year, members have the ability to start paying membership dues in October to allow payments to be spread over several months.
2021 New Member Fee - New members can join the West Broadway Swim Club in 2021 by paying a $150 Initiation Fee. This fee will be non-refundable at the time the member terminates their membership. New members are also responsible for the annual dues of $480.
Installment Payment and Discount - Annual Fees are $480 for a family and $350 for couples. Couples memberships will change in definition to simply two people, one of which has to be an adult. There will also be a singles membership option for $250. Members will receive a $30 discount off their annual dues if they pay in full by March 31, 2021. Any member paying dues after March 31 either using one of the payment plans or in one lump sum will pay the entire annual amount. If a member wants the discount, they are responsible for selecting the installment plan that pays all fees by March 31. It is the responsibility of the member to make the correct choice in regards to the installments if they want the discount.
Late Payments - Any member who does not pay their annual dues in full by May 1 (delinquent date according to our Bylaws) forfeits their 10 free guest passes for that season. Remember the bylaws allow for termination of your membership if payment is delinquent.
West Broadway Swim Club Board Members