Manorlu Swim Club
July 21, 2014 Newsletter
Manorlu's 3rd Annual Mini-Golf Outing is a Huge Success!
Member Jeff Thompson did it again. Another successful Mini-Golf Fundraiser is in the books!
The weather was great, the course was fun and over 70 adults and children played mini-golf at the Horsham Family Golf Center before heading back to Manorlu for a tasty picnic of burgers, dogs, watermelon and refreshing beverages.
At this time, we don't have a final count on the funds raised, but we'd like to thank our sponsors and golfers. All money raised from the event will help defray the cost of the new sand on the volleyball court as well as the unexpected tree and fence damage from the winter storms of 2014.
Special shout out again to Jeff Thompson for his third year as Coordinator Extraordinaire as well as Jim Doyle and Glenn Hersh for their fabulous work behind the grill. Can't wait to do it again next year!
THANK YOU to our MINI-GOLF SPONSORS!
Please consider thanking and patronizing our generous Mini-Golf Fundraising Hole Sponsors. We are very grateful for their continuing support of Manorlu.
Bryers Funeral Home
The Grace Family
The Jeff Thompson Family
Maryellen Fiore Foundation
Semisch and Semisch Law Firm
Wetzel Funeral Home
White cards, blue cards, pink cards... what do they all mean?!?
White Cards - Issued to members who will be 16 or older during the 2014 calendar year.
White Card Privileges:
- May use pool whenever open.
- May use pool during "adult swim."
- May supervise/babysit pink and blue cardholders while at pool.
Blue Cards - Issued to anyone turning 12 to 15 years old during the 2014 calendar year.
Blue Card Privileges:
- May use the pool and grounds without White Card holder supervision.
- BLUE CARD holders may not supervise/babysit Pink Card Holders.
Pink Cards - Issued to any members 11 and under during the 2014 calendar year.
Pink Card Privileges:
- May use the pool and grounds ONLY when SUPERVISED by a WHITE CARD HOLDER.
Reminder: Pool Will Open Late for Home Swim Meet
Maple Manor Swim Club will honor your Manorlu Membership Cards beginning at noon on July 26th. We encourage you to take advantage of their kind offer.
Maple Manor Swim Club is located at 1552 Dillon Road, Maple Glen, PA 19002.
Thank you for your understanding!
It's Lifeguard Appreciation Week!!
Be creative and show our hardworking Manorlu staff how much you appreciate them!
Thank you to our managers:
Brian Affleck, Dave Caruso and Geoff Scheuer.
And our lifeguards:
Zach Brech, Danny Fleck, Christian Geer, Jamie Griffin, Reagan McCarthy, Carolyn Meier, Liam Mulvaney, Liz O'Neill, Megan Paris, and Mollie Senior
Every Thursday Night is Tube Night!
And... after you've dropped the kids off for tube night... adults can head up to the volleyball court for some fun on the sand. See below for more information.
Thursday Night Co-ed Adult Pick-up Volleyball!
When: Thursdays throughout the summer (beginning this week, June 19th) at 7pm
Where: Manorlu's own volleyball court
Fee: Absolutely free - just bring your competitive spirit and jovial attitude
Manorlu Guest Fees
At Manorlu, we love that you want to share our beautiful pool with your friends and extended family, but please remember that you must pay a guest fee for each guest you bring (even non-swimming guests), each time you bring them. You also must be present to have a guest at the pool and are responsible for reviewing "Pool Rules" with your guests. (Pool Rules are posted at the front desk.) The lifeguard at the front desk will fill in the guest book information and collect fees. Guest fees are as follows:
- Weekdays: Adults - $5.00, Children under 16 - $3.00
- Weekends & Holidays - Adults - $7.00, Children - $5.00
- After 6pm: Adults - $2.00, Children - $1.00
- Adults dropping off or picking up a guest/member
- Adults (in street clothes) attending a scheduled party at Manorlu
Individual Swim Lessons at Manorlu
Manorlu Trivia Night - Friday August 29th
- Entertainment and prizes included
- $20 per person / maximum 8 per team
- BYOB and BYOF
- Table themes encouraged but not required
- This is a "bring a friend event" - no need to limit your team to Manorlu members - find your smartest friends and bring them along!
- More details to follow!!
Questionable weather? Wondering if the pool is still open?
In the event that we must unexpectedly close the pool due to lots of rain, thunderstorms, or heaven forbid - an accident in the baby pool, a text alert (or and email, if you prefer) will be sent to all subscribers with a Manorlu update. For those who may be familiar - Rained Out is the same service used by the Upper Dublin Soccer Club to notify members of field closures. It's free (text messaging rates apply) and only takes two minutes to sign up using this link:
How often and what kind of messages can you expect to receive? Hopefully we will have a sunny summer and the pool will close infrequently, but here is a sample of possibilities:
- Pool closed for weather (may seem obvious, but it can be raining in Dresher and sunny in Abington... and who wants to make the drive to find the pool closed!)
- Reminder for Manorlu events such as the 4th of July celebration, the Adult Social, Sunday Sundaes, and more.
- Reminder for pool closing for home swim meets
(Note for swim/dive team families: To receive notification of general pool closures and happenings, you must sign up using this link. It is a different account. It covers all Manorlu members and is different from the swim/dive team account. For non-swim/dive team families: This account will not be used to communicate general swim/dive team information.)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Manorlu Sports Equipment
Manorlu has sports equipment available to members at the front desk. To borrow the equipment, just leave one dollar with the life guard while you play and get your dollar back when you return the equipment. We have basketballs, jump ropes, kick balls, volleyballs, shuffle board gear and more. Enjoy playing on the beautiful Manorlu grounds without lugging your sports gear with you.
Let's Have a Party!
Looking for somewhere to host a private graduation, birthday or anniversary party? Like to have a non-private family, team or other group outing? Consider the gorgeous grounds of Manorlu Swim Club! There are many options available. As the Board of Directors continues to look for new ways to show off our pool and generate funds, the pool may be made available on a very limited basis (once or twice a year) for a private function. Interested in any type of party at Manorlu? Please email email@example.com and we’d be happy to discuss this with you and help make it happen!
Clean Bathrooms are Our Goal
It is always our intention to have the cleanest possible bathrooms available to our members. The lifeguards and managers check and clean the bathrooms several times a day; however, it is possible that a bathroom can get "icky" very quickly. Please help the guards and manager-on-duty by reporting any bathroom messes to the front desk. Thank you!
Social Media and Manorlu
Manorlu is keeping up with the times! To get the latest and greatest information, visit us at www.manorlu.com, friend us on Facebook (Manorlu Club) and follow us on Twitter (@manorluswimclub.) But, in the event that you're not a social media fan, you can still get all the information you need from this newsletter or on the main club bulletin board across from the front desk.