The pool opened for the season April 2nd. The weather was great opening weekend and members took advantage of the warm days during spring break. The pool is now open weekends from 12-6pm. For a complete schedule of pool hours, please visit our website.
NO PARKING IN FRONT OF RESIDENCES
As the pool season is now in full swing, this is a friendly reminder to please be considerate of our neighbors and follow the parking guidelines. Please also be sure to remind your guests and partygoers. We have an agreement with Baker School to use both parking lots during pool hours, so we encourage you to use them or park on the street adjacent to the school. Walking and biking is another way to ease the parking congestion around the Club. For your convenience, there are bike racks located on both the outside and inside of the Club. Please note that during pool hours, the curb on Bucknall Road is for loading and unloading only. For more information on parking or to refer to the parking map, please visit our website.
NEW BBQ AREA
New this season! A dedicated BBQ area for members to grill. This area includes two brand new gas grills (propane provided). There are also three charcoal BBQs (members provide their own charcoal). Use of BBQs is on a first-come-first-serve basis. BBQ utensils are available in the office upon request or bring your own. Please clean up when finished for the next member. Thank you!
NEW FOOSBALL TABLE & PLAY STRUCTURE
Check out the new foosball table in the back of the club! We also added a new small play structure to the kids' corner. This is a reminder that the toys near the wading pool are intended for children 5 and under. We ask for parents help in supervising older children in this area, as due to their size and creativity, they can sometimes unintentionally damage these toys. We hope our littlest members will enjoy this area and thank you in advance for gently using these toys so they may last for many years to come.
PLEASE CONSERVE H2O
Due to the historic drought, please help conserve water this season by limiting shower time and monitoring children's usage of water during showers. Turning off the faucet when lathering can also help save water. Report leaks promptly to email@example.com
REMINDER: MEMBERSHIP PHOTO NEEDED
Don’t Be Camera Shy! If you have not already done so, please provide a photo of ALL members named under your application. The picture(s) will be placed in the membership binders used daily by our Gatewatch volunteers. Without a photograph you may be asked for a Driver’s License or other form of I.D. to match your name and address against the membership application each time you enter the pool. You can drop a photo in the mailbox located outside the front gate. Please be sure to label your photograph with your name and place in an envelope. You may also email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of the rest! Thank you in advance for your assistance with this endeavor.
MEMBERSHIP FILLING UP FAST!
Membership is filling up earlier than last season, so if you know of someone who is considering joining, please tell them not to delay. If you refer a new member, you both will receive a Credit, which may be used towards swim lessons, a pool party, or punch cards. Please visit our website for more details on incentives.
MASTERS SWIM: TUES. & THUR. EVENINGS
Adults 18 and older can enjoy organized workouts and training under the guidance of a swim coach. All swimming levels welcome; no prior competitive swimming experience is required. Different workouts are available for beginning to advanced swimmers. Workouts are available Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:45pm. Schedule changes throughout the season, visit our website for more details. Come as often or as infrequently as you wish. Punch cards are available for purchase online (10 workouts/$30 or 20 workouts/$55).
We regret to inform you that we will be closing the pool on Monday (7/4) for required maintenance to improve the water clarity. As a reminder, please have swimmers wait at least 15 minutes after applying sunscreen before entering the pool. Doing so not only helps it to be better absorbed by the skin, but also helps keep it out of the water. Kids can’t wait? Lather them up before you head over to the pool.
We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call at 408-378-4181 or reply to this email.
Westgate Cabana Club Board of Directors
The Westgate Cabana Club is considering offering some new food options at the Club this season, including a vending machine stocked with "healthy" foods and food trucks that would visit outside the front entrance during summer.
Please take a few minutes to provide input on your preferences. You will be able to indicate which specific food and beverage items you would like to see in the vending machine as well as the frequency and types of food trucks you would be interested in visiting the club.
Thank you in advance for your participation. Enter Survey
Sincerely, Board of Directors
POOL CLOSES EARLY SUNDAY, JULY 31st AT 6PM
Please note that the pool closes at 6pm tonight for the annual Swim Team Awards Dinner. The pool will be open today as usual from 11am-12:30pm for Adult Swim and 12:30-6pm for recreational swimming.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS & ELECTION
The Westgate Cabana Club is managed exclusively by a group of dedicated volunteers - the Club's Board of Directors. During the nomination period, members are eligible to run for any of the board positions. If you have questions or would like more information on nominations, please contact us. Elections will take place next month. More details to come.
This is a friendly reminder to please sign up early for gatewatch. Unfortunately, many shifts go unfilled in the summer. There will be fewer shifts available when the pool schedule changes to fall hours next month, so please be sure to sign up early for the best selection. There are sometimes last minute cancellations, so check the gatewatch calendar frequently if you are looking for a shift. If you have completed your gatewatch shifts, please email email@example.com to request your refund.
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILATOR (AED)
William Yao Orthodontics is proud to sponsor the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the Westgate Cabana Club. An AED can be used in the event of a cardiac emergency to correct irregular heart rhythms, gaining a patient several life-saving minutes while awaiting emergency medical personnel. Dr. Yao and his wife Dana have two kids, ages 4 and 8. The Yao Family have been members at the Westgate Cabana Club since 2014.
About William Yao Orthodontics
William Yao Orthodontics is located just one mile from the pool on Cox Ave in Saratoga. We take care of adults and children, and offer traditional braces and Invisalign. Dr. Yao is a graduate of UCSF, ABO Board certified, and a Diplomate of The American Board of Orthodontics. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children should have their first orthodontic check up no later than age 7. Please call our office to set up a complimentary consultation. No referral is necessary. 408-379-1400. www.YaoOrtho.com
The food trucks have been popular, so we have more trucks lined up for the rest of the season.
Here is the schedule:
Thursday Aug 11 (5-8pm) Tacos de Los Altos
Monday Aug 22 (5-8pm) Grilled Cheese Bandits
Friday Sept 9 (5-8pm)* I Love Cheesesteaks (*Pool hours extended until 8pm this evening).
We are pleased to announce that Crepe 'Em Coming food truck will be coming this Friday, September 23rd from 4-7 PM. They have a selection of sweet and savory crepes - perfect for an afternoon snack or dinner. Check out their menu.
The event is not fundraiser, but a simply a fun opportunity to partner with a local business to provide a great service to our members and neighborhood.
Sincerely, Board of Directors
OPENING DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 1st! It is hard to believe it is that time of the year again. The pool will be opening in just one week. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the pool very soon!
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, APRIL 1st, 1-3 PM The open house is a great opportunity to meet some of the Board of Directors, and introduce non-members to the Club. Please invite friends, family and colleagues and let them know there will be a $25 discount available to *new members* signing up during opening weekend (Discount Code: open house). This discount is in addition to the ongoing New Member Credit. And if you refer a new member, you will also receive a Referral Credit. Credits may be used towards swim lessons, a party, or punch cards. Please visit our website for more details on incentives.
GATEWATCH SIGN UP The gatewatch calendar is open and ready to accept sign ups for shifts beginning next weekend. Sign up for gatewatch early to reserve the best spots. If you are a new member and this is your first time performing gatewatch, please visit our website for more information on duties.
PICTURE REMINDER Please remember to turn in a picture showing all persons named under your membership before the pool opens. Pictures may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or placed in an envelope in our mailbox at the club. Members with no picture on file may be asked to show a photo ID each time upon entering the pool
We are pleased to announce that our first food truck, Grilled Cheese Bandits, has agreed to come this Thursday (6/30) from 5-8pm. This was the result of the survey we conducted in May for input on food options. There was not a strong enough interest in pursuing a vending machine but there was significant interest in having a food truck come to the club. If this is successful, then we will ask other food trucks to come to our club. Here is a link to their menu.
Sincerely, Board of Directors
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Westgate Cabana Club
We are pleased to announce that Grilled Cheese Bandits food truck will be coming tonight, Monday (8/22) from 5-8 PM. Check out their menu. We are extending the pool hours until 8pm tonight. School begins for Baker students tomorrow, so come out and celebrate the last day of summer vacation with some great food and swimming. The event is not fundraiser but a simply a fun opportunity to partner with a local businesses to provide a great service to our members and neighborhood..
Sincerely, Board of Directors
POOL NOW OPEN DAILY 12:30-8:30PM
School's out and summer is here! The pool is now open daily (including holidays) from 12:30-8:30pm. For a complete schedule of pool hours, please visit our website.
SWIM LESSONS NOW ENROLLING
Affordable Group, Semi-private and Private lessons are available for all swimming levels to both members and non-members. Group sessions runs for two weeks (Mon-Thu/8 classes total). Limited space is still available for Session 2 (7/5-7/14). Sessions 3 and 4 (7/18-7/28 and 8/1-8/1) have more space available. Group, Private and Parent & Me classes are offered in the mornings (all levels) while Semi-Private lessons are offered in the evenings (level 1-3 only). Levels 4-6 are a great opportunity for swim team kids to receive hands on instruction in the water to optimize stroke technique and prepare swimmers for swim meets. Group lessons start at $95 for members. Register online. For more information visit our website or contact us at 408-703-2458 or email@example.com.
NO PARKING IN FRONT OF HOMES
As the summer is now in full swing, this is a friendly reminder to please be considerate of our neighbors and follow the parking guidelines. Please also be sure to remind your guests and partygoers. We have an agreement with Baker School to use both parking lots during pool hours, so we encourage you to use them or park on the street adjacent to the school. Walking and biking is another way to ease the parking congestion around the Club. For your convenience, there are bike racks located on both the outside and inside of the Club. Please note that during pool hours, the curb on Bucknall Road is for loading and unloading only. For more information on parking or to refer to the parking map, please visit our website.
LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the lost and found regularly. Please also remind guests to check they have all their belongings before leaving the pool. Any items not claimed by the end of the month will be bagged, stored on site temporarily and then donated shortly thereafter.
Ever notice that the water is cloudy on a busy day in the summer? This is due to all the sunscreen in the water. Yuck! As a reminder, please have swimmers wait at least 15 minutes after applying sunscreen before entering the pool. Doing so not only helps it to be better absorbed by the skin, but also helps keep it out of the water. Kids can’t wait? Lather them up before you head over to the pool.
SWIM DIAPERS FOR LITTLE SWIMMERS
Forget to bring a swim diaper? Some sizes of swim diapers are available in the girls' bathroom or ask a lifeguard during adult swim. Please remind children to use the restroom frequently. For health and safety reasons, infants must be at least 6 months old to enter the pool and swim diapers are required for children under 3 who are not yet potty-trained. Swim diapers must be snug fitting in order to prevent leaks and contamination.
POOL HOURS CHANGE THIS WEEK
Our summer hours are coming to an end this week when Baker resumes. The pool will be open Monday, August 22nd from 12-8PM. Beginning Tuesday, we will be open weekdays from 4-7PM and weekends from 12-7pm. Adult swim will continue on Sundays from 11am-12pm for the rest of the season. See calendar for a complete schedule of pool hours.
GRILLED CHEESE BANDITS COMING MONDAY 8/22!
We are pleased to announce that Grilled Cheese Bandits food truck will be returning on Monday, August 22nd from 5-8 PM Check out their menu. School begins for many students on Tuesday, so come out and celebrate the last day of summer vacation with some great food and swimming.
WCC BOARD ELECTIONS -VOTE NOW!
Elections are now underway for Board of Director positions for the 2016/2017 pool season. Please visit our website if you wish too learn more about the Board and its roles and responsibilities. All Members are encouraged to participate in the election. One vote per membership family. For your convenience online voting is available; please submit your ballot by Saturday, September 17th. If you have any questions about elections or voting, please contact us by email. Thank you in advance for your participation in the election.
LOST & FOUND
Our lost and found pile is continually growing. Please remember to check the lost and found frequently. Items not claimed by the end of the month will be donated.
LAST DAY OF THE SEASON, SUNDAY, OCT. 9
The pool closes for the season next weekend. Pool hours this coming week are Mon-Fri, 4-7pm and Sat-Sun, 12-7pm. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for a great pool season and we hope to see you back next spring. Early Bird registration for 2017 Membership will be available in December; please check our website and look out for email announcements this winter.
MEMBER SURVEY - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Please take a few minutes to complete our members survey and provide feedback on your experience this season. Click on the blue button above to enter the survey. The Board of Directors will be looking closely at the results of the survey to consider what improvements to make next season. The survey is estimated to take 5-10 minutes. Thank you in advance for completing the survey, your input is greatly appreciated!
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Thank you to all the members who participated in the election. Below are the results of the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2017 pool season:
President: Kurt Schumacher
Treasurer: Anthony Pham
Membership: Kim Kumamoto
Pool Maintenance: Barry Smith
Swim Team: Jennifer Slattery
Facilities: Ernest Tai
GATEWATCH REFUNDS: DEADLINE OCTOBER 31ST
Thank you to all the members who completed their gatewatch duty this season. Please note that gatewatch refunds are not automatically issued. In order to receive your refund, please email the dates and times of your shifts to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31st. If you paid your deposit by credit card, the refund will be returned to your card. If you paid by check, you have the option to receive your refund either by PayPal or by check.
LOST & FOUND
Please remember to check the lost and found before the pool closes on October 9th. Any items not claimed will be donated.