Spring Cleanup Day – Saturday 6 April 830am

MARC Families!
 
Our annual spring cleanup day will be held Saturday April 6th from 8:30 to 12:30 to help make sure the pool and grounds look their best, and to enjoy a day of community involvement (FUN!).  With the great weather we’ve been having, we hope for a great turnout.

What to wear: Workboots, jeans, and gloves.

In order to ensure that volunteers are wide-awake, coffee will be provided!!!

  • Volunteers should bring:  shovels and rakes, pruning shears, branch clippers, lock cutter, chainsaw(s), leaf blowers (preferably gas!)
  • Pool board will provide:  paint and painting equipment, Roundup, steel brush to scrape off diving board base, skid tape for diving board step.

Potential project ideas include:

  • Tennis courts
    • Blow out
    • Cut bushes and tree on fence line
    • Treat weeds with Roundup
  • Hill and retaining wall
    • Treat weeds with Roundup
    • Cut bushes hanging over the retaining wall AND on tennis court side
    • Cut hanging trees
  • Pool
    • Blow off deck
    • Reinstall diving board and inspect
    • Replace fulcrum and cover for diving board
    • Scrape off old rust on diving board base and repaint with epoxy paint
    • Install antiskid pad to diving board step
    • Blow leaves and ensure fence is clean and clear
    • Ensure drain between grass and pool deck is clean
    • Mow grass and weeds inside the fence
    • Repair back gate’s broken hardware
    • Treat fence line with Roundup
    • Cut lock on fenced area near pump room, treat weeds with Roundup and cut vines
    • Pressure wash exterior pump room walls, and repaint
    • Blow out hut area
    • Replace doorknob and lock on closet door
    • Replace doorknob without lock on chemical door
    • Clear off hut roof, pressure wash siding and moss off roof
  • Parking lot
    • Bow leaves
    • Move fallen limbs
    • Prepare gravel to be laid

See you out there! 

Thanks,

MARC Pool Board

Movie Night Friday!

This Friday (6/8/2018) , come join us for:
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Coco (PG)   1 hr 49 min

The movie will start at sunset(ish) at the MARC tennis courts. Bring your chairs, flashlights, blankets, and cash for Hut snacks.

Fresh popcorn will be available at 50 cents a bag, or 3 for $1. The movie is free and open to all members and guests. Non-members are welcome to join the fun too, so feel free to invite some friends along! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open House & Movie Night!

MARC Pool’s annual Open House will be this Saturday, June 2nd, from 11 am until 8 pm!  It’s a great time to bring neighbors or friends who aren’t members so they can see what we’re all about.  We’ll throw hot dogs on the grill at the 5:50 break and board members will be on hand to answer any questions.  Then stick around and enjoy movie night on the tennis courts with:

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG)
1 hr 29 min

The movie will start at sunset(ish) at the MARC tennis courts. Bring your chairs, flashlights, blankets, and cash for Hut snacks.

Fresh popcorn will be available at 50 cents a bag, or 3 for $1. The movie is free and open to all members and guests. Non-members are welcome to join the fun too, so feel free to invite some friends along! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

See you there!

Movie Night is Back for 2018!

The Return of Movie Night!

This Friday, we’re kicking off summer with:
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Cars 3 (G)
1 hr 42 min

The movie will start at sunset(ish) at the MARC tennis courts. Bring your chairs, flashlights, blankets, and cash for Hut snacks.

 

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Fresh popcorn will be available at 50 cents a bag, or 3 for $1. The movie is free and open to all members and guests. Non-members are welcome to join the fun too, so feel free to invite some friends along! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Membership Changes and Bathroom Update

Bathroom Update:
As most of you said in your surveys last year (thank you to those of you who participated!), the bathrooms were the area you’d most like to see addressed in future improvements. We heard you and through the very hard work of several pool and board members we have made some wonderful updates including new counters, sinks, fixtures, paint, mirrors, tile and new painted flooring. While some of these pictures don’t do it justice we think you’ll be really happy with the results when the pool opens in May.  

We want to take a moment and give our sincere thanks to these members:

  • Stephanie Turner for the interior design and project management
  • Andre Luebke (Tile Master) and Jerry Dudeck (Fountain of Youth) did a TON of work 
  • Chris Jones, Daniel Findley, Rob Emens who also made major contributions to the project 

Please see before / after and work in progress photos below.

Membership Updates:
Each year the board looks at our membership, expenses and works on setting a budget that sets the pool up for continued success. In an effort to reflect the changes in our neighborhoods and future planned expenses we have revamped our membership structure to accommodate all of these factors with the intent to make the costs as fair as possible for all member groups. When you receive your 2018 membership invoices you will notice this change. 

2017 Membership Types and Options (Expired)

Family Membership: A household with one or more adults (18 years or older) and their children/dependents OR more than four adults. $535

Alumnae Membership: After five or more years of Family membership, a member household may continue to pay the Family membership dues and extend member privileges to their adult children (and their immediate family members) who no longer live at home, provided the adult child does not live within the MARC corporate area. $535

Empty Nest Membership: A household with one to four adults (may be related, but not required to be), or if oldest child is under 18 months by May 1st. $365

Limited Weekly Membership: A member (with fully paid initiation fee) can elect to pay a higher weekly rate in lieu of the regular annual dues to accommodate circumstances where they plan to be away for a significant amount of time during the summer, but wants to maintain an active membership when present. Each week must be seven consecutive days, beginning Monday and ending Sunday. A minimum of four weeks must be purchased, but the weeks do not need to be consecutive. Specific dates are required at the time of payment. Contact Treasurer for details and approval. This option does not allow participation on the MARC Sharks swim team.

·       Empty nest rate for 4 weeks is $200; each additional week is $50.

·       Family/alumnae rate for 4 weeks is $280; each additional week is $70.

Add-on Option: For an individual who lives in the corporate area. This individual is not eligible to be on the swim team and must be accompanied by an adult member of the host family at all times. This option may be added onto any of the above memberships except the court membership. $135 each person

For 2018 the membership will be simpler and offer reduced rates for memberships with fewer family members:

2018 Membership Types and Options (Valid beginning 2018)

1 Adult: Anyone from one household over the age of 18. $275

2+ Adults: Two or more adults from one household over the age of 18. $325

1 Adult with childrenA household with one adult and children they have custody of who are under the age of 18 by May 1, 2018. $450

2 Adults with children: A household with two adults and children they have custody of who are under the age of 18 by May 1, 2018. $555

Add-on Option: For an individual who lives in the corporate area. This individual is not eligible to be on the swim team and must be accompanied by an adult member of the host family at all times. This option may be added onto any of the above memberships. (Please note: Nannies/Caregivers/Babysitters must be treated as an Add-on.) $150 each person

Due to a lack of use we will not be offering the Limited Weekly Membership anymore. 

Our treasurer has gone through our records and tried to make sure you have been placed in the appropriate new membership level. So if you receive your invoice and feel that another level is where you should be please contact Stacy at marc.treasurer@gmail.com and she will resolve to get it sorted. 

We appreciate all our members and hope you all are as excited as we are about the 2018 season.

Many thanks,

MARC board

Spring Cleanup 2018 – Earn $50 Refund / Contribute to Community!

The annual spring cleanup day will be held Saturday April 21 from 8:30 to 12:30 (Rain-out Date Saturday April 28, same times) for members seeking to earn a $50 credit on their account, to help make sure the pool and grounds look their best, and to enjoy a day of community involvement (FUN!).   

– Volunteers should bring:  rakes/shovels for mulching shrubs, leaf blowers, loppers, chainsaws (mark any tools with your name or initials please)
– Pool board will provide:  paint and painting equipment 

List of projects to be completed include:

-clean leaves out of tennis court
-power wash sidewalk and entrance
-clean hut floor
-paint bath and utility doors
-paint diving board base
-mow grass inside fence if needed
-pick up sticks and trash
-weed where needed
-chop English ivy that is growing up the trees
-work on driveway entrance rocks
 
See you out there on April 21!!!!

Fall Cleanup Day – Sat Nov 11

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MARC Families!
 
The votes are in!  The annual fall cleanup day will be held Saturday November 11 from 8:30 to 12:30 for members seeking to earn a $50 credit on their account, to help make sure the pool and grounds look their best, and to enjoy a day of community involvement (FUN!).  With the great weather we’ve been having, we hope for a great turnout.

In order to ensure that volunteers are wide-awake, coffee will be provided!!!

  • Volunteers should bring:  rakes/shovels for mulching shrubs, leaf blowers, loppers, chainsaws (mark any tools with your name or initials please)
  • Pool board will provide:  paint and painting equipment, material to patch holes in shed

Potential project ideas include:

  • Mulch shrubs and flower beds
  • Ride-on mower oil change and install batteryDrain garden hoses / store for winter
  • Pruning/clearing/weeding
  • Repair hole in shed 
  • Painting
  • Cut stumps down
  • General trash pickup and especially around trash cans
  • Mow inside the fence
  • Put ping pong table in upper room
  • Organize/clean-out shed (determine condition of gas grill) 

See you out there! 

Thanks,

MARC Pool Board

Pool Hours – Final Weekend

  The pool is currently closed until Friday September 8.  The pool will re-open on Friday at 4 PM, closing for the night at 8 PM.

  >>> End of Season Snack Shack Sale.   Almost Everything is 50% off!  <<<

  Friday night we will again have Movie Night when the critically acclaimed Beauty and the Beast will have it’s Medfield premiere.  Come on weather – allow us to have this movie shown without a rain event.

  The pool will be open regular hours Saturday (10-8) and Sunday (12-8), and to celebrate the last day of the pool season, the hard-working MARC Social Committee will host the second annual Chili Cookoff Sunday at the 5:50 break.   The pool closes for the season at Sunday night at 8 PM.

This Friday, we’ll be  watching:
 
Beauty and the Beast (PG)
2 hr 9 min

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The movie will start at sunset(ish) at the MARC tennis courts. Bring your chairs, flashlights, blankets, and cash for Hut snacks.

Fresh popcorn will be available at 50 cents a bag, or 3 for $1. The movie is free and open to all members and guests. Non-members are welcome to join the fun too, so feel free to invite some friends along! Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn is excluded from the 50% off Sale – but almost all of the rest of the food items are now half price.

AND

Our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off is Sunday, September 10th!!  It’s the last day of the season, so come on down and offer some sincere sounding “We should definitely get together soon!”s and perhaps even a “Let’s not wait til next year!”  If chili’s not your thing, bring something sweet* and join the fun.
 

Aqua water line work blocking access to parking lot summer 2017

  Access to the pool parking lot is temporarily blocked by construction work at the Baker street entrance.  Pool access is still available by the paths from Medfield Road and from Braeloch.  For maps and directions to the pool from these alternate locations, please see: 
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  Constructions crews are digging at the entrance to the pool parking lot on Baker Road.  As of Friday morning 8/25, the construction worker that one of the board members spoke to was hoping that they would be done with the parking lot today but it might bleed into early next week.

  Aqua is replacing the water lines throughout the neighborhoods of Medfield and Kingsbrook.  They deferred work on Baker road scheduled for earlier this summer at our request (which was hard to achieve).  We had requested the work be postponed to avoid this situation during our busiest part of the season (around swim meets).  They are now here to complete this section of the neighborhood.

  Keeping fingers crossed that we can make it through the remainder of the season without utility disruptions that have occurred elsewhere that were caused by these construction efforts.