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Message from the Board (originally published in the September 2020 Splasher)

by David Heindel, President

On behalf of the new Board of Directors, I want to thank you, the members, for giving us the opportunity to serve. I am proud to introduce your new board on the list to the right.

As Board members had little or no prior contact with each other, we are essentially meeting you and meeting each other at the same time. Because we are not able to meet in person with Covid-19, it has been doubly challenging to get to know each other to address the most pressing issues. But I must say that I am extremely impressed with my fellow Board members’ knowledge and abilities, and their time and commitment thus far to get on with the tasks at hand.

We came together as a result of conversations that started last December, and everyone’s willingness to step forward and volunteer absolutely thrilled – dare I say shocked – me. The Board has already been discussing  two primary goals, enhanced communication and pool utilization, and I hope we can implement at least some over the next 6 months. Assuming our responsibilities in September after a 6+ month election process is out of sync with our Bylaws. But these are neither normal times nor has it been a normal summer pool season.  The Board therefore made the decision to keep the pool open over the next few months. If you or your family members are swimmers and are interested in using the pool for lap or family swim, please keep checking the website for updates on hours of operation.

Finally, and most important, please feel free to contact me or any Board member through our website email addresses. We are here to serve you, although sometimes that may require threading the needle between competing interests. Together we can make Shadow Brook even better than it already is, and it’s pretty darn good already, in no small part due to the outgoing Board’s efforts and commitment over so many years.