|Board Update|| |
Nov 30, 2012
To: Santa Barbara Swim Club Membership
From: Bob Bell, President SBSC
Re: SBSC State of the Club
Date: November 28, 2012
Dear Santa Barbara Swim Club Members:
I hope all is well with you and your families as we enter into the holiday season. On behalf of the Santa Barbara Swim Club Board of Directors, I would like to wish all of you a healthy and joyous holiday season. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your continued show of support to the Board of Directors as they have navigated through the process of implementing new management for the Club.
It is my privilege to be able to inform you that on the evening of Tuesday, November 27th, the SBSC Board of Directors met in open session to execute the contract for the management of the Club with Wilson Swimming, LLC. The signing of this contract opens a new and exciting chapter in the history of the Santa Barbara Swim Club. The new contract term starts on December 1st and will extend for a period of 10 months. Subsequent contract terms will be one year in duration starting in October and extending to the end of September.
The Board of Directors is honored to be associated with Wilson Swimming, LLC and we anticipate a long, healthy and prosperous relationship.
As this new chapter in the SBSC unfolds, we have amended the By-Laws of the Club to accommodate the representation of Santa Barbara Aquatic Club members who have joined our Club. We would like to welcome Pam Nguyen and Mike Hayes to the Board of Directors. Pam has graciously assumed the role of Vice President and Mike has accepted a position as a Director at Large. Pam and Mike are experienced swim parents whose leadership and vision will be a welcome addition to the SBSC family.
As we move into the height of the competition season, it is apparent that the kids are happy and engaged. We have observed some outstanding performances in recent competitions by all age groups. The Coaching Staff should be commended for their dedication to the Club and our swimmers.
We will be celebrating the start of the new management contract on Saturday, December 1st on deck at Los Baños del Mar. Head Coach Mark Warkentin will be conducting a Starts and Turn Clinic that morning. I know that many of you will be at the Simi meet, but if you are available you are welcome to attend between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. for an informal gathering. Please consider dropping by the pool and meet Mark and some new Club members. Coffee, juice and some breakfast items will be provided. We will schedule a more formal gathering in the near future to accommodate those members that are unable to attend the
December 1st event. We plan to host a number of informative clinics and parent meetings that will be of interest to you. Please keep an eye on the website for scheduled events, recent Board Meeting Minutes and the updated By-Laws.
Wilson Swimming, LLC, Head Coach Mark Warkentin and the Board of Directors are committed to accommodating your needs and creating a positive, healthy and fulfilling environment for the swimmers and parents of SBSC.
Before I sign off, the Board of Directors would like to offer special thanks to Angelika Galbraith and Mike Cage, whose recent support has been instrumental in the current state of the Club. Angelika has stepped in to maintain the daily administrative functions in the Swim Club Office. Attorney Mike Cage is a SBSC Masters swimmer who has volunteered his time to represent the Board of Directors in reviewing the contract with Wilson Swimming, LLC. Thank you, Mike and Angelika, SBSC owes you a sincere debt of gratitude for your assistance.
Thank you all for your continued support and see you on deck!