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  • 07 Aug 2015 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    As you know, Fairfields Swimming Club is owned and run by it’s members.  This means that volunteers are required to run and maintain the club.  While the number of volunteers has declined in recent years, others have stepped up and contributed significant services to Fairfields Swimming Club.  The Board recognizes and appreciates these efforts that are essential to keep the pool running both physically and administratively.  The efforts of these volunteers is essential to our success and is greatly appreciated.  Without their efforts, we would be required to pay for additional services.

    Therefore, the 2015 Board of Directors will be recommending to the 2016 Board of Directors that the Volunteer Fee be increased to $250.  This is recommended to encourage volunteering while providing the alternative of contributing funds to hire external parties to complete tasks that we don’t have volunteers for.  

    The Board of Directors is also essential to the organization and most of their services cannot be outsourced.  The Board of Directors takes on additional responsibilities and is accountable to the membership.  In order to encourage and motivate participation on the Board of Directors and to recognize the increased amount of time dedicated by board members and the responsibility that is imposed upon them, the 2015 Board of Directors will be presenting the following Motion at the November 2015 Annual General Meeting.  Note that at the end of this meeting the 2015 Board of Directors will resign and a new Board of Directors will be elected for 2016.

    We are advising you now so that you can be prepared to vote at the meeting or by proxy in advance of the Meeting.  This is also an excellent time for you to consider being nominated for the 2016 Board of Directors.  Please contact any of our 2015 Board members to discuss what is involved.

    MOTION TO BE PRESENTED AT THE 2015 AGM:  I move that Annual Dues be waived for Very Active Board Members commencing in 2016.  A Very Active Board Member is to be defined as an Officer or Director of the Board of Directors that has contributed over 75 hours of valuable service to Fairfields Swimming Club.  The Board of Directors for that year will determine (by majority vote) whether any Board Member has not contributed over 75 hours of valuable service to Fairfields Swimming Club, in which case that member’s Annual Dues will be payable in full.

    While no action is required at this time, we are sending this e-mail now for your consideration so that all members have an opportunity to ask questions or submit comments and be prepared to submit a vote for the 2015 AGM. 

    If you have any other comments or suggestions for Fairfields Swimming Club please send them to:

    Thank you for your participation.

    2015 Board of Directors

  • 06 Aug 2015 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tony Palladino, The City of Mississauga, Eamonn Blayney, Pacific Paving, and Keem Manauf,Pro-Tec Sealing for improving our Parking Lot

  • 28 Jul 2015 7:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volunteers are required to complete the following tasks.  If we do not have volunteers to do this work, we will be required to hire people to do this work which will result in an increase in Annual Fees and/or Volunteer Fees:

    • hedge trimming
    • weeding, especially along the parking lot
    • trim tree along the sidewalk from the parking lot
    • Also, a volunteer coordinator is required, especially to organize volunteers to run the annual regatta, yard work, and the fall clean up.

    Fairfields Swimming Club is administered by a volunteer board of directors and relies heavily on its volunteer program to plan social events and help maintain the pool property. Fairfields Volunteer Program was created to maintain our Club's community atmosphere and facilities, and to help keep our expenses at a minimum.  

    A minimum of 5 volunteer hours are required by each family per season. If volunteer hours are not completed and reported the family is responsible for a fee of $175.00.

    2015 Board of Directors

  • 27 Jul 2015 7:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    You must register each child for each meet they will be attending. Fairfields will be charging each swimmer $5.00 per meet they register to attend. Please note that we are unable to accept anyone at the meet that has not registered and paid by the Thursday prior to the meet at 1.00pm as we need to register with the city by that day. To register please print off this form and return it to your child's coach with payment or register and pay online.

  • 15 Jul 2015 8:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Time trials for the meets will be held on Wednesday July 15 and Thursday July 16 this week.  Please speak with a Citi*Swim instructor if you have any questions.

  • 10 Jul 2015 8:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Parents are to ensure that there is someone at the pool responsible to care for their child under 10.  The lifeguards are not there to babysit.  They are guarding the pool or instructing.  Parents need to be advised that if their child needs attention (ie., crying, cold, sick, not wanting to participate, etc.) we do not have a caregiver on site to attend to the child’s needs.   

  • 08 Jul 2015 8:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    No food or drink is permitted on pool deck at any time. Bottled water will be the only exception.

  • 06 Jul 2015 8:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This summer, drills will occasionally be conducted by the lifeguards as a part of their training during fun swim. Like fire drills, it is important to know what to do in an emergency at the pool.  One long blast of the whistle indicates that the pool must be cleared. Please remember to stay calm at all times and follow any directions given by the lifeguards as quickly as possible. Members may be recruited for tasks such as crowd control.   If you hear two short blasts of the whistle, please look to the nearest guard for further instruction.  

  • 03 Jul 2015 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As the weather is (finally) starting to warm up, we would like to remind you that sunscreen should be applied at least 1/2 an hour before entering the the pool.  Please also ensure to shower before entering the water. Sunscreen and foreign matter do not mix well with the hot and sunny weather. They in fact promote the growth of algae and help the pool to go cloudy. 

  • 29 Jun 2015 8:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Any swimmers wishing to participate in the Citi*Swim practices must be able to complete their deep-end test.  This is for the safety of all of our swimmers. 

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