Rancho Santa Teresa
Swim and Racquet Club
286 Sorrento Way, San Jose 95119
Dear Rancho Members,
Can you believe that this month will be the last month for our summer season? I feel like we just started. I hope you had a great time at our newly renovated pools. We had an excellent turnout this year with many people small and tall enjoying a cool splash during these hot summer days.
Many of you participated in this year’s National Night Out on August 2nd. The pool was packed during this night and we had free hot dogs, hamburgers and root beer floats. This event did not cost the club much because we got a $500 grant from the city. Before we end the summer season, we have four more events. Our annual Labor Day party will take place on September 4th. Oktoberfest is back this year and we will start at 3pm on the pool deck on September 23rd. Please sign up by September 11 so we can tell the catering company the final numbers so they can prepare their delicious food. If you don’t want to eat and drink, but rather enjoy a fun night with music at the Octoberfest, feel free to do so but please give us a heads up so we can prepare for seating. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Let’s make this party a bang.
As mentioned in one of my last messages, the board of director’s peak-season has started We are spending many hours preparing our budget and fall membership meeting. We will have a member information meeting on Friday, September 8, where we will discuss the upcoming vote on the suggested dues increase and where we will provide the members with a preliminary budget and answer any questions. We believe it is important that you know the status of our five year plan before turning in your vote. See the detailed agenda for the September 8 meeting in this newsletter.
Our annual fall membership meeting is scheduled on Sunday, September 24th. Your vote is important to us and I cannot emphasize how important it is to turn in your vote. While I was talking to many members during the season, explaining our budget, expenses, activities etc., many expressed their enjoyment and love of our facility. However they also admitted that they have not been voting in the past. The dilemma is that our bylaws require us to have at least 20% of our members voting to make the vote count. So please turn in your vote this year as this is more important than ever for the planning of the 2018 season. We are interested to hear member’s feedback and suggestions, so we will also have a small survey attached on the ballot. This is not a vote but rather than a method to collect information on what you want to see in the future.
Dirk Seidel, President