Rancho Santa Teresa
Swim and Racquet Club
286 Sorrento Way, San Jose 95119
Hello Rancho Members and Families,
The first month of 2018 is already behind us and I am sure February with its 28 days will pass by fast too. This means we are getting one step closer to our 2018 summer season. To make this a perfect season, we just approved the hiring of our first seasonal employee. Sarah Brown will be our Activities Coordinator this year and will be in charge of the summer staff. She will start slowly in February and be involved in the hiring of the summer staff and planning. She comes with a strong background in administration, activities planning and volunteering at her children’s school. The board is convinced that she will make a great impact this year.
We do have some small maintenance coming up this month. For this reason, all pools including the spa, will be closed from February 16-18. We will have our pool contractor here to reseal the pool deck. Hopefully the weather plays in our favor and it stays dry.
The board is also busy with the redesign of the main building entrance. Some of the stairs and the walkway have cracks, which are getting larger and larger. Based on the last member survey, we received many requests to provide easier access to the main building. As we take your voice seriously, we also take this in consideration. I will provide some more details about this during our spring membership meeting on Sunday, March 25. We are also making some progress on the solar front and received multiple bids and financing options. If everything goes well the board will have a proposal for a member vote in spring. Luke is busy renovating our office right now. He will start painting and putting in the new floor the first week of February.
The board has approved a new access system which will replace the key code, which is identical for all members. Moving forward members will get a key chain RFID tag or key card to access the main gate and check in at the front desk. We will also update our member database, as the one we have is quite old. The new system will reduce unauthorized use of our club as there is no sharing of access codes anymore. However, we will have a transition phase were both access methods will work. I will provide more information in the next two months.
Unfortunately, this year’s Super Bowl watch party is canceled due to a lack of volunteers. We will try it again next year. We are also looking for volunteers helping at our annual clean up and summer preparation day on March 24th. On this day we need to get the pool deck ready, move chairs, umbrellas and do some basic cleaning. If you are interested in volunteering and creating events for our community, please contact Alana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we are still looking for individuals who want to work at Rancho as Lifeguards, Office Aides, or Swim Lesson Instructor. Applications are available on our website or in the office.
That’s it for now.
Dirk Seidel, President