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					DARIEN SWIM & RACQUET CLUB
1001 HINSBROOK AVENUE, DARIEN, ILLINOIS 60561

NEWSLETTER

630 964-8656

OCTOBER 2009

President’s Message
Another pool season is over and although we had one of the coldest summer in the last 100 years, I hope everyone had a chance to spend a great deal of time at the pool this season. Fall is now here and the pool has been drained. While it will be many months before the pool opens again, the board members still perform work year round. I’d like to take this time to thank the 2008-2009 board for a job well done. While it might not be obvious to all the members, the pool board works very hard to keep the pool running and successful and, this board has been no exception. A special thanks goes out to “retiring” board members Marlene Biehl, Paul Gaetano, Sandy Rickert and Ralph Caccavale for their years of dedication to the DSRC. As one door closes another door opens, the DSRC will be electing new board members at our Annual Meeting on October 28 th , 2009. The following pool members have expressed an interest in joining the 2009-2010 pool board: Bill Carpenter, Caroline Hochstedt, Tom Belczak (2nd term), Mike Sander and Jim Valenti. I encourage all pool members to attend our annual meeting so that you can vote for the new board members, hear the committees end of the year reports and, express any comments or suggestions regarding the future direction of your pool. This meeting is open to all members of the DSRC. Even though the pool is closed, the social committee and the rental committees are working year round. The Social Committee has planned its Annual Halloween Costume Party for Friday, October 23, 2009. The Clubhouse is available for rental throughout the year. Why not plan your Holiday gathering at the DSRC? Good dates go fast. Anyone interested in renting the clubhouse should contact the rental committee or send us an email at darienswim@gmail.com. Lastly, I want to wish all our members a safe and enjoyable off season and look forward to seeing everyone at the Clubhouse during our Fall, Winter and Spring functions and … GO BEARS!

Special Points of Interest • Phone Number for Clubhouse Rental 630/709-8656 • Annual Meeting: Wednesday, October 28th 7:00 at the Clubhouse • 3rd Annual Halloween Party & Texas Holder: Friday, October 23rd, 7: 30 pm

Tom Belczak, President

Rental
Now is the time to secure the clubhouse for your Fall and Winter Parties. There are a number of good dates still available for November and December however they are filling up quickly. As a reminder, during the school year the clubhouse is available: M O N D A Y — F R I D A Y 4 p m - 1 a m a n d W E E K E N D S 1 0 a m- 1 a m Our Clubhouse accommodates 150 people comfortably and we provide tables, chairs, ice and clean-up so fee free to call me with any questions at 630/709-8656. All we ask is that you are gentle on our clubhouse. Please no tape on the ceiling or walls...please treat it as you would your own home. Worried about how to feed all of your guests? Barone's can cater your event, just call them at 630 435-5500 to begin planning that menu!

Marlene Biehl

Social
We hope that you marked your calendars for our THIRD ANNUAL ADULTS ONLY HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY including Texas Hold’em Tournament on Friday, October 23rd at 7:30PM. Munchies, Beer, and Ghoulish Punch will be served to adult members and their adult guests. Feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share! Admission is $10.00 in advance or at the door. Have fun creating your costume as cool prizes will be awarded for the best costume!!!! The buy-in fee for anyone interested in the Hold’em tournament is $20.00 and prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner-up. Please return your sign-up sheet to the address on the front of this newsletter ASAP so you secure your spot at this fantastic fall event. We are also in the planning process for a number of events at the clubhouse during the remainder of the off season months so we can continue to get together for lots of laughs and good times over the winter and spring. Keep an eye out for emails with all of the details! As always, you can contact us at:
darienswim@gmail.com

Dennis Plzak

Sandy Rickert

John Pearson

Membership
Do you still remember where your pool passes are?? Just checking!!! We hope you are keeping them in a nice safe place until next summer... As always, if you know of anyone interested in joining the pool for the 2010 pool season, please have them send in a letter indicating their interest to: DSRC MEMBERSHIP 1001 Hinsbrook Drive Darien, IL 60561 We will gladly place them on the waiting list. We look forward to seeing all of you back at the pool next year!

Valerie Karpeck

Nicole Kiefer

Lisa Monaghan

Pool & Grounds
As the sun sets on the 2009 season, we would like to take this opportunity to send out a BIG DSRC THANK YOU to our Pool Management and Lifeguards. They have done an outstanding job keeping the membership safe and comfortable this year. Now that the pool is closed for the season, our jobs will still continue as we prepare the pool for the winter months. Thanks to the membership for following all of the rules and helping to keep our pool clean. We know it is not always easy but it makes our pool a safer place for everyone to enjoy. We also will winterize the pool and the landscaping around the pool. Yes, we have much to do before the snow falls!!!! We hope you had an enjoyable summer!
Pat Pelling Paul Gaetano Ralph Caccavale

Concession
We hope you have enjoyed all of the delicious items Barone's offered this summer. We are looking forward to having them on board again for the 2009 Pool Season. We would like to thank Tina and her team for working so hard to give outstanding service and prepare delicious goodies all summer long. Barone's friendly staff and swift service was greatly appreciated. If you believe you have a balance on your concession account please contact Tina at Barone's Downers Grove directly at 630 435-5500. We look forward to seeing all of you next year....

Carrie Maher

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of the Darien Swim and Racquet club will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00pm at the clubhouse.

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Halloween Hold’em
Come join the fun at the DSRC’s third annual Halloween Party Again This year we will also have a Texas Hold’em Tournament

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23, 2009 7:30 pm – Midnight
Members & guests are welcome $10.00 admission fee pool will supply munchies & beverages An additional buy in fee of $20.00 For the Texas Holdem players
Registration must be in advance BY THURSDAY October 22nd

PRIZES FOR THE WINNER & RUNNER-UP of hold’em 1 st AND 2ND PRIZES FOR BEST Costumes
Bring an appetizer or dessert to share

Player/Non-player_____________________________________________________ Player/Non-player_____________________________________________________ Email address: ________________________________________________________

Payment can br dropped off at the Pool mailbox or with Sandy Rickert at 909 Tamarack, Darien


				
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