This report runs through 7 August.VWP Budget Update (7 Aug 2017)
For security purposes, our regular financial reports will summarize where we are in income and expenses as a percentage of our fiscal year budget.VWP May 2017 Budget Report
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, Village West Pool has instituted a few important changes for the 2017 season based on member feedback and our continuing effort to strengthen our financial position so that we can remain a bedrock of West Springfield communities for another 50 years.
First, VWP will be open longer during the 2017 season! We have adjusted hours to accommodate parents who would rather not have to leave the pool for 30 minutes between the end of Viking swim practice and pool open during late June and July. We have also extended weekday evening hours to accommodate adult swimmers who want to get laps in after work. Finally, we have extended Saturday close to 9pm throughout the entire season. Please review our full hours of operation here.
As VWP is a community-run facility, we are instituting a membership-wide volunteering program.
- The program consists of a yearly volunteer fee for annual members (per household) that can be reduced via credits earned by volunteering hours.
- The fee will be assessed for every household at the end of the season (30 September), less any volunteer hours completed.
- For 2017, the fee will be $100 per household, and members can earn a credit of $10 per volunteer hour worked. Volunteer hours earned since 1 October 2016 count toward the 2017 fee. This means that a household could earn a credit for the full $100 with only 10 hours of volunteer work during the season.
Our hope is that this program harnesses the support of the entire membership, giving all of us an option of helping through a few volunteer hours, a nominal fee, or a mix of both, rather than through an up-front $500 membership bond. We will be posting volunteer opportunities on our website in the coming months.
Because this fee is only assess on annual members, we have increased the price of the monthly and weekly membership fees accordingly.
2017 Annual Membership Discounts
Also new for this year:
- Members of the Civic Association of West Springfield Village receive $20 off their dues! Use coupon code “CAWSV” during checkout.
- New Members receive a 20 percent discount! Use coupon code “new member” during checkout.
This report is drawn from a sample comparison of three weeks during the 2016 that represent the three typical periods of the season – school season (May to late June), peak season (late June through July), and off season (August and September).2016 Statistics Report (final)
Notice Something Different at Village West?
Many of the new things you see at the pool are the result of very generous donations from our members.
Alonzo and Barbara Naylor made a HUGE contribution by donating funds toward ten new umbrellas and stands and three picnic tables! That act of kindness was followed by additional table contributions from the members of the West Springfield Civic Association, Brian and Jeanna Jones, and Paul and Wendi Dorey! What an improvement! Thanks to all!
Shawn Klimek donated a newfangled Square chip-card & "contactless" reader for our fancy iPad station. Now you can buy your concessions, guest passes, and other items with your phone using Apple Pay or Google Wallet! Thanks Shawn!
Rakesh and Sherri Brennig donated a really nice refrigerator to replace the smallish, aging one in the Guard Shack. Thanks Brennig Clan!
Micah Killon donated two boxes of pool toys and arranged for a special appearance of Bob the Dinosaur on opening day. Thanks Mr. Killon!
Finally, a number of members donated their valuable time to help clean up the pool property prior to opening--a HUGE job.
Special thanks to: Brahim Asfahani, Brayden Edsan, Brenda Galarza, Bill Glass, Jackie Glass, Bill Glass, Avery Henry, Marin Henry, Amy Klimek, Cora Klimek, Keith Mahoney, Anna McCandless, Barbara Naylor and Steve Terapane.
When it comes to bringing guests to Village West Pool, annual and monthly members have several options to choose from!
Guest Passes can be purchased at the guard shack.
Please note that weekly memberships do not have guest privileges.
If you bring guests infrequently, simply pay the daily rate of $6 per guest.
Pack of 10
If you are going to have about 10 or more guests during the season, save $1 per head with our 10 for $50 pass.
Super popular? Get the Multi-Pass! Bring up to five guests to the pool for 18 visits for only $100 total. This is a $540 value!!