Board Social

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Job Description

  • Attend monthly Board meetings (minimum 80%)
  • Monitor budget specific to social events. You are expected to break even at the end of the season.
    • The social committee is required to cover the maintenance and replacement of items for the fowling and cornhole games as follows:
      • boards need painting annually & cornhole bags need to be replaced as needed. The bowling pins have been donated by a member in the past and there are extras located in the basement.
  • Plan appropriate social events.
  • Properly schedule events on time and provide all pertinent details to Secretary.
  • Manage finances.
  • Report all calendar events
  • Attend social events.
  • Maintain email correspondence.
  • Events through the summer
  • Maintain maintenance/purchase of fowling/cornhole games

Social Activities

Memorial Day Weekend

  • On Thursday or Friday, decorate with flags in flower pots and around the pool fence.
  • Set out selfie-booth supplies - ask closing lifeguards to clean-up at dusk if you are leaving.
  • Set up the cornhole and fowling games on the grass for families to use throughout the day. The cornhole bags and fowling footballs may need to be checked out from the clubhouse.
  • Plan 2 to 4 games for the kids (usually from 2 pm to 4 pm) - "minute to win it" games work best. Ask parents for help if there is a big turnout. Weather is always a big factor.
  • Consider a food option such as $1 hot dogs and a potluck table.

Make sure to check the basement for supplies before you buy anything!

Fourth of July

Events are held on the day of observance if July 4th does not fall on a weekend.

  • Set out selfie-booth supplies - ask closing lifeguards to clean-up at dusk if you are leaving.
  • Set up the cornhole and fowling games on the grass for families to use throughout the day. The cornhole bags and fowling footballs may need to be checked out from the clubhouse.

Bike Parade

  • Invite all kids to the club at 11:45 am with their decorated bikes/wagons/scooters.
  • Buy bomb pops to hand out to the kids who participate.
  • In 2021, there were approximately 25 participants.

Cannonball Contest

  • At around 4 p.m. break into age groups: under 8, 9-12, 13-16 and 17+.
  • Ask three parents, lifeguards or board members to judge.
  • Names of the winners are engraved on the plaque in the clubhouse. Submit a receipt for reimbursement.

Teen and Kid Parties

  • Members prefer that these events happen on ONE day due to closure and not on a weekend.
  • The events are usually held in June.
  • The events usually cost participants $10.
  • The events provide money to pay for other summer events.

Kid Party

  • Provide pizza and pop.
  • Craft or cookie decorating is a hit.
  • Set up fun games.
  • Swimming - of course!

Teen Party

  • Provide pizza and pop.
  • Schedule the Kona truck to arrive. There is an extra cost (tell the teens to bring money if they’d like Kona).
  • Set up a DJ on the pool deck.
  • Set up a selfie booth (there is lots of stuff in the basement, but be sure to check quality of items in advance). The dollar store is a great place to buy props.
  • Games aren't usually popular.
  • We have allowed members to "bring a friend". Offer a discounted guest fee of $2 to $3 plus party fee.

Book Club

Book club gatherings occur monthly and are free.

You can often find author written book club questions by searching online. For example: 40 Great Book Club Discussion Questions for Any Book.

Beachy Barracudas

The Beachy Barracudas Book Club gatherings take place on one Wednesday each month (June, July and August) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend and bring a dish to share. The chair prepares discussion questions specific to the book and facilitates the conversation. If the co-chairs prefer not to participate, a member of the club may facilitate and run the book club sessions. A schedule that includes meeting dates and books to read is set in the spring and shared with members. Traditionally, members have requested light summer reads for book club discussions and prefer newer releases.

Barracuda Bookies

The Barracuda Bookies Book Club meets one per month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A more serious title is chosen for this book club. All members are welcome to attend and bring a dish to share. The chair prepares discussion questions specific to the book and facilitates the conversation. If the co-chairs prefer not to participate, a member of the club may facilitate and run the book club sessions. A schedule that includes meeting dates and books to read is set in the spring and shared with members.

Family Events

  • Plan 1 to 3 events for the summer that involve the whole family.
  • Costs are passed on to the member.

Suggested Activities

  • We have hired a DJ for events (see the directory).
  • Movie night. We have a projector in the basement (often stored off-site during the winter months). It is easiest to hook up a Firestick or Roku to access a movie.
  • A cookout or a potluck.
  • Teen versus adult volleyball or basketball.
  • A camp-out was a tradition for many years, but it has not occurred in the last few years (as of 2021).
  • Food trucks (a list of past vendors can be found in the directory). We have asked participants for a $100 donation or one that was reasonable.
  • A s'mores night.
  • Cookie camp (see the directory). We have added $5 to the cost to go into the social bank fund.

Road Rally

Details to follow.

Steak and Corn Roast

The steak and corn roast is traditionally held on the last Sunday of the season (Labor Day weekend).

All board members are required to participate - this is not solely a social committee coordinated event. It's placed under this section as it is more or less a Social Activity.

Supplies

The board works together to purchase all items (club funded). Some of the serving items may be located in basement storage.

  • New York Strip steaks cut in half, resulting in 6-8 oz cuts
  • Hot dogs and buns
  • Hamburgers and buns
  • Corn
  • Salad and salad dressing
  • Rolls
  • Ketchup, mustard, steak seasoning and steak sauce
  • Butter to melt and dip corn in
  • Salt and pepper
  • Plates
  • Bowls for salad
  • Napkins
  • Plastic ware
  • Tablecloths
  • Additional folding tables (borrow as needed)
  • Plastic gloves for serving
  • Sturdy foil containers (square pans) to hold food
  • Aluminum foil to cover foil containers to keep warm (and keep bugs out)
  • Tongs and spatulas
  • Crock pots to melt butter
  • Hot pads

Non-Board Volunteers

  • We have asked kids to volunteer to shuck corn. In return, participants receive a ticket to get a free item from the snack shack.

Activities

  • Coin toss into the pool
  • Gatorade/pop toss into the pool (leftovers where possible, purchase as needed)
  • Cake walk
  • Other games