|ROSRC Members, we hope this newsletter finds you well. We are just a few weeks away from the pool opening for the 2023 pool season. Can you believe it? I always enjoy watching those brave enough to get in the water in May. Your 2023 Board of Directors looks forward to making many memories with you, your families, and your loved ones this summer.
Please help me start this month by giving a warm welcome to the newest 2023 Board Member, Colleen Puckett. Colleen will be stepping into the role of Social Chair. We are appreciative of your time and look forward to social events planned for this season.
This is a longer newsletter, so please make sure you read it to its entirety. It’s important to stay up to date and involved as a member.
General Membership Meeting:
Thank you to the 18 families that joined our general membership meeting on April 16th. Your input and suggestions are important to us, and we appreciate your dedication to the success of our club.
For those that missed out, one of the significant items discussed was the bathroom renovations and the costs to complete the project. Given the scope of the work and the cost of the project, ROSRC will be hosting several fundraising events to help offset the cost. Please look for the following ways to help out this summer –
1. Club t-shirt sales: The design will be posted in the glass case Memorial Day weekend, and pre-orders will begin on May 29th.
2. Chuck-a-Duck and other raffles during summer parties: Please bring cash to participate and cross your fingers for good luck!
3. Family & Business sponsorships: A separate email will be sent to all members with more information about how you can help fund the building/renovation fund.
4. Social Nights at the Pool: A portion of the cost of the adult swim nights will be donated to the building fund. We are planning some family friend fundraiser nights too.
Please keep an eye out for those ways you can help; as always, we are looking for volunteers for both the junior activities and fundraising committees. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please get in touch with Brand Howell at [email protected].
As we look forward to opening the pool soon, we need your help getting the pool and grounds ready for the season. We will be holding two opportunities for workday credits. We need all the help we can get!
Please email David Hauert, [email protected], if you are planning to attend a spring workday. We will have a few projects to offer to members to complete before we open the pool. Areas of focus will be grounds, pool deck, and the pavilion. Further details will be sent to those who reply with interest in participating.
Saturday, April 29th
9am – 2pm
Saturday, May 15th
9am – 2pm
We are about to enter “membership season,” when parents realize that school will end soon and kids need something to do.
If you have a friend or neighbor thinking of joining River Oak, you can get a $100 referral credit per referral. Please make sure they mention your name when they inquire.
In addition to the new members listed in a prior newsletter, we have added the Erik & Murphy Lindbloom family. Please make them feel welcome.
Also, if you have misplaced a key card, Ann Porter our membership director, will help reissuing a new card. Replacement key cards are $10 each, cash or check. Key cards can only be activated at the club.
You can email Ann Porter at [email protected] or leave a voicemail at 404 590-7755 for further assistance.
ROSRC Dues Reminder:
Your first half of the 2023 season dues were to be paid no later than March 30th. If you have not paid these dues, we will assess the $25 monthly penalty and keys will be suspended.
The total for the year is $550.
The second half dues will be due June 1st, 2023.
How to pay:
Checks should be made payable to River Oak Swim and Racquet Club and mailed to:
ROSRC c/o Treasurer, Carol Hawkins
3100 River Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
You may also pay with debit or with credit card at PayPal address:[email protected] Link to pay on ROSRC websitePool Updates:
Revised pool rules:
Positively pools will be opening the pool in the next week. They will be working to clean and make the needed repairs before opening.
While the pool will open soon, please remember there will be no lifeguards on duty until the last day of school. An email will be sent when the pool officially opens.
Positively pools is also looking for lifeguards. More information can be found here.
ROSRC Social Update:
We look forward to hosting a few of our season’s favorite holiday events, and we are looking to add a few more throughout the season:
Memorial Day Party May 29, 2023
4th of July Party July 4, 2023
Labor Day Party September 4, 2023
We are looking into scheduling an Adult Night in June and August. More information to come soon!
We will be sending out a Signup Genius for Memorial Day Party for food for the potluck and volunteer opportunities for setup, clean up, and during the event.
Junior Activities Update:
May is just a few weeks away and that means we are getting closer to kicking off both the swim team’s season and a summer full of fun activities at the pool. Please watch for the upcoming release of the summer activities calendar. Updates to the calendar will be made in future newsletters as well as posting in the glass case on site.
Coming up in May will be our Memorial Day Party featuring fun kids’ activities like float races and diving for Airheads.
Tennis and Pickleball Reminders:
A revision to the ROSRC Tennis Court Rules & Regulations has been made (Revised February 2022). General details listed below, but please visit the linkfor the full rules and regulations such as guest rules, reserved courts, free play, and tennis league.
Tennis Court Hours Play may commence on all courts from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 365 days a year. Excessive noise after dark may terminate play on or before 10:00 PM.The tennis committee may take further action in the event of a complaint.General Court RulesCourts #1, 2, 3 & 4 will be played on a reserve basis. All reservations must be entered online: Yourcourts.com.***COURTS 3 AND 4 ARE MARKED FOR BOTH PICKLEBALL and TENNIS. NO PICKLEBALL play is allowed on Courts 1 and 2 during tennis league matches.Reserved courts:Adult members (18 years and older) can reserve court anytime. However, only adults can book the courts on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.No one under 15 will be permitted to play tennis at any time unless an adult supervises.Courts may be closed to regular play for team practices, team matches, and official club tournaments. The tennis chair will be notified of dates and times before the event(s).Regulation tennis shoes are required to play on the tennis courts.No glassware, glass containers or furniture will be allowed inside the tennis courts. Only tennis players and tennis-related equipment are allowed on the courts. All trash will be placed in the containers provided and should be emptied into larger containers outside the courts after a player has finished playing. All players must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. Loud, quarrelsome conduct or profanity is NOT allowed.Tennis courts will be closed during workday activities.
Workday credit opportunity: Clean and organize lifeguard room to accommodate storage locker for backpack blower and gas tabletop heater.
***Please contact Marie DeVeau, [email protected], Tennis chair, to schedule the following workday credit opportunities:
1.) Spot clean algae and mildew on tennis courts. (no power washing)
2.) Power wash tennis court windscreens to clean algae and mildew growth
Volunteer Committee Members Needed:
We are in need of members to join committees. If you are interested in learning more about a certain committee, please reach out to the individual board member email:
Election Committee: Sonny Spratlin | [email protected]
Junior Activities: Brandy Howell | [email protected]
Buildings & Ground: David Hauert | [email protected]
Pool: Triston Babcock | [email protected]
Social: directly respond to email or [email protected]
Updated Pavilion Rules.
If you are interested in renting the club pavilion for an upcoming event, please use this link to our website to secure rental details: Pavilion Rental – ROSRC
You may also reach out to [email protected] for more information on the process.
Summer Swim League:
Join the River Oak Rapids Swim team! Swim Team sign ups are OPEN now at riveroakrapids.swimtopia.com and we’d love for those children ages 4 -18 to join us on the River Oak Rapids swim team.
Practices start on Monday, May 8th and our first swim meet will be Thursday May 25th @ Mtn Park Aquatic Center. Please contact Rebecca McInerney with any questions: [email protected]
Swim team schedule of events: May 8th – 1st practice. Parents to please stick around for a parent meeting.
Middle/High School 5-6May 9 – 23 – Same Practice ScheduleMay 24 – No PracticeMay 25th – 1st Meet Away @ Mtn ParkJune 1 – Meet Away @ Hannary Swim & Racket ClubJune 5th – Evening Practices Begin 7 – 8June 8 – Home Meet – Pool closes at 4:00June 15 – Meet Away @ RivermistJune 22 – Home Meet – Pool Closes @ 4:00June 26 – Home Meet – Pool Closes @ 4:00 ( Last Chance Meet)Go Rapids!
We have a lot of fun ideas in store for our kiddos this season! Take a glance at what we are currently scoping out, and activities we plan to sprinkle in between! A calendar of activities will be available at the General Membership Meeting in April. Please reach out to Brandy [email protected] if you have any suggestions or would like to join the committee!
End of School Party
July 4th of July
*Dedicated kid activities in conjunction with normal holiday party August
Back to School Party
Activity Ideas Sprinkled In Between:
Tye Dye Day (may do this several times – once during the day and once on the weekend.)
Some kind of Glow Swim/Night Swim
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