Hello Rancho Families,
We are finally open for the season and I hope some of you had the opportunity to check out our newly plastered pools. We started with a big bang with our annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year we had a record participation of 105 kids hunting around the pool to find the Golden Egg. We opened the pool the same day as our Easter Egg Hunt. As the weather played in our favor, we had an excellent turn out with many members and kids enjoying a cool splash. While the first couple swimmers who made it across the pool enjoyed their free load of ice cream, others celebrated their first member pool party. So congratulations to all of you who made our opening day a success. We already got some good feedback how to even make next year’s opening day more enjoyable. So stay tuned.
A special thank you goes out to Girl Scout Cadette Troop 60664 for organizing the Easter Egg Hunt again. Without them this event would not have been possible.
As our annual Memorial Day BBQ is approaching we are looking for more volunteers to help with the BBQ. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, March 26, we held our Annual Spring Membership Meeting. Unfortunately, less than five people showed up. I provided an update about the pool renovations, upcoming events and club financials, as well as discussed the financial challenges we are facing, mainly due to the required minimum wage increase. This situation will make it necessary to initiate a dues increase for 2018. In the upcoming months the board will determine the required increase needed to serve us for at least a couple of years and will bring the matter to a vote at our Annual Fall Membership Meeting. All members need to take this vote seriously as we need 2/3 of our members supporting this vote to pass the measure. As you can see below, over the last 41 years our dues have increased very moderately.
Monthly Annual Years dues Dues
1976-79 $7 $84
1980-85 $10 $120
1985-94 $15 $180
1994-20003 $20 $240
2004-11 $27 $324
2012-17 $30 $360
Currently we have 13 Members owing $360.00 or more. Last month we placed a lien on one of our member’s home to secure our interest. Even though the combined total of the 13 delinquent members is only $6818, it is the board’s duty to make sure that membership dues are paid. While our by-laws require us to take appropriate action, we are more than happy to work with you to get your delinquencies settled. Just call our office coordinator at 408-227-5758 to discuss a payment plan.
Dirk Seidel, President
Rancho Santa Teresa
Swim and Racquet Club
286 Sorrento Way, San Jose 95119