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Hi folks,

I just want to remind all members to not delay on renewing. I will be processing all payments and updating the roster April 30, the roster for May 1 will go up that night. If the park doesn’t see your name on the list, you may not be able to swim (well at least outside of the swim area).

Now I am going to make an appeal to you members that sometimes forget to renew in a timely manner, please renew promptly. We have already paid our insurance for the season, and the park dues are due shortly. We need over 150 members to break even or we will have to raise the dues. Currently we have only 50 current members and nearly half of them are new as of this year. From the start, Al and I wanted to keep the cost of membership low, but over the past few years, renewal rates have been very low. Over the past 6 years, Al and I have tested 900 people (we have probably been to the lake over 200 times just to test people), yet less than 1 in 5 actually return from year to year?

Seriously, if you use Shadowcliffs, please make a point to renew promptly, it only takes a few minutes. For those of you that promptly renew, thank you very much, you make it all possible.

OK, I’ll RENEW NOW

Thank you kindly,
Al and John

 

If you are just joining the club, you might hear some of the veteran swimmers talking about the lake water level. I’ve been swimming at Shadow Cliffs for nearly 30 years. Back in the late 80’s we had some very wet winters and the lake level had risen quite far, two summers ago, we saw just the opposite. I don’t think I’ve photographed the lake either at its lowest or highest water level, but these two sets of photos come close to showing these two recent extremes. Personally, I prefer the high water mark.

Two years ago, the drought had gotten so bad, they were not refilling the lake and over the summer you could see the water level dropping. At one point, it was at least a 100 yard walk from the benches to the water. The paddle boat dock was completely high and dry. It is perhaps not as startling as the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, but a lot closer to home.

 

 

 

Hi folks,

I just want to remind all members to not delay on renewing. I will be processing all payments and updating the roster April 30, the roster for May 1 will go up that night. If the park doesn’t see your name on the list, you may not be able to swim (well at least outside of the swim area).

Now I am going to make an appeal to you members that sometimes forget to renew in a timely manner, please renew promptly. We have already paid our insurance for the season, and the park dues are due shortly. We need over 150 members to break even or we will have to raise the dues. Last year, we had exactly 150 members and we achieved that only by testing and adding about 30 new members. We did not reach that number until August. Most of the new members required Al or myself to make special trip to the park to test just a few people, that’s time out of schedule. From the start, Al and I wanted to keep the cost of membership low, but over the past few years, renewal rates have been very low. Al and I have tested over 800 people, yet less than 1 in 4 actually return from year to year?

Seriously, if you use Shadowcliffs, make a point to renew promptly, it only takes a few minutes. For those of you that promptly renew, thank you very much, you make it all possible.

OK, I’ll RENEW NOW

Thank you kindly,
Al and John

Hi folks,

The 2016-2017 season is almost upon us. If you are a returning member, please remember to renew by April 30, 2016 so that you will have un-interrupted access to the lake.

For new members, you can contact us here to start the process to become a member.

Hi folks,

The 2015-2016 season is upon us. If you are a returning member, please remember to renew by April 30, 2015 so that you will have un-interrupted access to the lake.

For new members, you can contact us here to start the process to become a member.

Hi folks, last weekend, I made a bunch of changes to the website to make it easier to find what you need. You will notice at the top of this page there is a new tab/page called calendar. I will be putting in events (like testing days, or other events) that might be of interest to members or prospective members. If you want to add something to the calendar, let me know and I will try to get it put on the calendar.

Also, on the membership page I’ve added many big garish buttons to make it easier to find and click on what you need. It’s not pretty, but I hope it’s easy.

Later,
John