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Bad Weather - Call Ahead

Heavy rain and thunderstorms may require us to temporarily close DT Pool for safety. Our policy is to wait 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or lightening before re-opening the pool. Call ahead to DT Pool at (703) 998-9761 to determine the operating status.  

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Annual DT Pool Membership Meeting

Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 4-5 PM, DT Pool will have its annual DT Pool Membership Meeting. This meeting is open to all DT Pool members. We have several important matters to discuss including electing four new Board Members. If you are interested in joining DT Pool Board or becoming an active volunteer, please email me (tylerharding@gmail.com). We are seeking volunteers to support Operations, Membership, Social, and Swim Team Representative. There are several Board positions open as well.

Other topics at our Annual Meeting include reviewing our current financial position and discussing our bank erosion issue. As many members have noticed, our parking lot is sinking in part due to the bank erosion along Holmes Run. DT Pool needs to stabilize the bank and stop the erosion to protect our parking lot. The cost of the repair is significant and should be discussed before we undertake this multi-year project.

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Announcements

Annual Survey - Please take a moment and provide feedback to 10 quick questions in our annual DT Pool survey.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WWMXQQD

Lost and Found: The Lost and Found box is nearly full. Please take a moment to claim any items you may have accidentally left at DT Pool. After Labor Day, we will donate all items.

DT Pool Annual Clean Up: On September 19th from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, DT Pool will have its Year End cleanup. Please come out and lend a helping hand as we prepare DT Pool for winter. We are looking for approximately 8-10 volunteers to help out for 3-4 hours. Coffee, drinks, and light snacks will be provided.

Labor Day Weekend Food Truck: To celebrate the end of swim season, DT Pool will have a food truck from 12 - 5 PM on Sunday, September 6th. More details will follow.

After School and Extended Pool Hours: Weather permitting, DT Pool will remain open through September 13th! Tuesday through Friday, after school hours will be from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM. On Saturday (9/12) and Sunday (9/13), the hours will be from 11 AM to 7 PM.

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TGIF every Friday 6pm

A great way to start the weekend. This is for all of our DT members. Visit with old friends, meet new people and enjoy some laughs. Please bring an appetizer, side or dessert to share at the happy hour table, personal beverages of your choice or a donation for provided beverages. If your child would like to sample something we ask that the parent make the plate for them. For planning purposes, the food table is more for socializing than a true meal so pack your dinner need be.

Reminders: No glass or ceramic containers of any kind are permitted on pool grounds.

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Vending Machine

Never fear, the Vending Machine is fully stocked and operational once more!  Proceeds support the Swim Team.  

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Grills and Kitchen

Please remember that the kitchen and grills are there for everyone's use and clean up after each use.  

Instructions for the Grill Cleaning are attached. If you are willing to give the grills a good scrubbing once a month, please contact Michael Wilker at  mwilker61@gmail.com .

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Grill Cleaning Instructions

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Water Safety

The Board wanted to share some water safety articles for basic safety tips. These were certainly eye opening for me as contrary to the Hollywood portrayal of a drowning, it is often silent and very little splashing.

http://www.nhwatersafety.com/drowningprevention.htm

http://www.today.com/health/drowning-often-quick-silent-how-spot-someone-trouble-6C10223428

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DT Dolphin Swim Team

Our Dowden Terrace Dolphins Swim Team has a long and proud involvement with the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL), joining the league in 1958 in the "South" division. The swim team has always been a strong competitor as well as a neighborhood focal point.

The DT Swim Team is open to Dowden Terrace members only.  For more information about the upcoming 2015 season, visit the DT Dolphins Home Page, or contact Swim Team Representative Missi Cox (missicox@comcast.net) at 703-244-0496 or April Toman (dtdolphins@gmail.com).

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