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2018 Board of Directors & Call for Volunteers

05 Jan 2018 2:21 PM | Anonymous member

Dear Fairfields Members,

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you have been able to stay warm during this recent deep freeze.  I'd like to introduce you to the current 2018 Board of Directors & Support positions.

President - Jenn Tondino
Vice President - Chris Beer
Secretary - Karin Kormann
Director of Membership - Chris Beer
Director of Communications - Lesley Smith
Director of Water Maintenance - Dan Keenliside
Volunteer Coordinator - Lesley Smith


Treasurer (Interim - Jenn Tondino)
Director of Staffing
Director of Facility Maintenance
Social Coordinator 
New Membership Coordinator 
Grants Coordinator 
By-Law Coordinator 
Legal Coordinator 
Citi*Swim Coordinator 
Marketing & Social Media Coordinator 
Staffing Support 

As a member owned and operated facility we rely heavily on members to volunteer for a variety of roles including joining the Board of Directors. The pool cannot operate without a Board of Directors who ensure that the pool is operational, that we have lifeguards and an amazing level of programming included as part of Membership!

Sadly, we currently don't have some of our vital roles filled for the 2018 season at this time.  At this point, we don't have 3 valuable board roles covered for this upcoming season (Treasurer, Staffing & Facility).   We also need people to cover the majority of the Coordinator positions for 2018.  At this point we are continuing to plan for the upcoming season and will continue to do so until we are unable to move forward any further without those integral roles filled. Once we reach that place, all business at Fairfields will be suspended until a time when we do have those positions filled. Ideally we will have all Board & Coordinator positions filled to help disperse the workload of running a pool.

This will seriously affect all programming, staffing, current & future grant applications and the operation and potential opening of the pool this spring. We would also have to look at options to hire someone to run the day to day business of the pool. Of course, if this is the route we take the annual dues will increase dramatically.

Participating on the Board of Directors doesn’t need to be a full-time job (especially if all of the Board and support positions are filled!). However, often board members do spend a fair bit more time than a member who is not on the board. To account for this the members voted in favour that Annual Dues be refunded to Very Active Board Members (those that contribute over 100 hours of valuable service to Fairfields Swimming Club).

We have provided links that briefly outlined the positions below and we ask that you seriously consider helping out so that we can ensure the pool operates next year! If you have any questions or want more details on specific roles please contact at

Thank you in advance to everyone!


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