East Rockingham Recreation Association
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ERRA NEWSLETTER

Dear Families and Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, WELCOME to the ERRA 2017 season!  We have been busy during the off season getting things ready for you, your families, and your friends.  We noticed the pool was leaking water and have had that repaired, have given the pool house a much needed painting, and have replaced the speakers.  There are several other projects we hope to get done before opening days - we will keep them a surprise for now!

Management and Staff

We have hired Jeron Baker to manage the pool this summer.  Jeron comes to us with experience working with young adults in the field of recreation and is committed to ensuring that ERRA is a safe, clean, and pleasant facility for our members and guests. He is currently attending grad school at JMU and looks forward to having his wife, Leah, and son, Malakai, be able to join him at work this summer.  We feel confident in his ability to oversee the daily operation of our pool. Jeron is interviewing for assistant manager and will be hiring guards soon.

Pool Clean-up Weekend

We need to perform general cleanup around the pool area and are trying to improve other recreation areas.  We need your help!  Please join us for our annual pre-season workdays on Saturday 4/29 or Sunday 4/30  beginning at 9:00am. We will provide pizza around 11:30, and will offer one guest card (10 visits) per household as a thank you in exchange for one day of participation.  Last year our turnout was like no other. In order to utilize helping hands more efficiently we have added Sunday making this a weekend event and request that you let us know which day and how you would like to help by signing up at this link.

Hosting a Special Event at the Pool?

If you would like to reserve the pool after hours or just need a few tables reserved for a special event we will do our best to help you.  Please fill out a request available from our website or at this link.

Trespassing

ERRA members and guests are welcome to use the pool during pool hours.  Entering the pool area when the pool is closed (going over/under fence or unauthorized use of key) constitutes trespassing.  ERRA reserves the right to press charges and/or terminate membership of trespassers.  Please make sure those on your membership know this. 

Swim Team

Calling all young swimmers!  Please plan on joining the ERRA swim team where you will meet other kids and learn new strokes. Tuesday evening swim meets have become the ‘thing to do’ in the area. We have some fantastic swim coaches this season. Go Barracudas!

Important dates

  • May 1 - Registration opens

  • May  30 -  Practice begins

  • June 13 -  Mock meet - pool will close at 6:00

  • June 20 -  Massanutten @ ERRA  - pool will close at 4:30

  • June 27 -  @ Ashby

  • July    5 -  Broadway  @ ERRA  - pool will close at 4:30

  • July  11 -  Westover  @ ERRA  - pool will close at 4:30

  • July  18 -  @ Spotswood

  • July  29 - Champs @ JMU

To learn more, please visit the Barracuda website: www.errabarracudas.com.

Board of Directors

Are you interested in serving as a Board Member?  The board of directors meets monthly to oversee the ERRA finances, maintenance, social activities, membership, personnel, and improvements to our facilities. We have several three year terms opening on the board this year.  Please let us know if you would like to be considered for one of these openings.

Membership

We always welcome new members to ERRA. We feel like our membership is strong and have no membership drives to announce at this time (in case your friends and family are asking). 

Pool hours for 2017 -

Opening Day Saturday, May 27 @11:00

Monday- Thursday:  11:00 - 7:00

Friday –Saturday:     11:00 - 8:30

Sunday:                    12:00 - 7:00

**We will open at these times when school is in session

  • May 30- June 2  open  4:00 - 7:00

  • June  5 - June 8  open  2:00 - 7:00      

**We will close at 4:30 for home swim meets on

  • June 20

  • July 5

  • July 11

**We will open at these times when school begins in August

  • August 28-September 1 open 4:00-7:00

  • We may need to modify hours August 22-26


Snack Shack

We continue our search for someone to run the snack shack this summer.

Interested parties may apply at this link.

Social Events

  • May 29 - Memorial Day Potluck

  • June 9 -  Dive-in Movie

  • June 20 - Adult Swim - 7:00-9:00  - 18 and older 50’s theme -New this Year! (date tentative)

  • July 21 - Dive-in Movie

  • August 12 - Annual Meeting and BBQ cook off

  • August 25 - Dive-in Movie

  • September 4 - Labor Day  - Ice Cream Sundaes

Memorial Day Potluck

Be sure to mark Monday, May 29th on your calendar!  We’d love to have you and your family join us as we kick-off the season with a potluck dinner at 5:00.  ERRA will provide the hot dogs, drinks, chips, and tableware.  Each family will be asked to contribute a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.  We hope this will allow you to catch up with old friends as well as meet new members.

             Last name A-H:  Salads     

             Last name I-P:    Desserts

             Last name Q-Z:  Sides (no chips please)

 

Sincerely,

President - Diana Ferguson 
Vice President - Laura Parrish 
Treasurer - Nicolette Myers 
Secretary - Tim Ruebke 
Directors -  Moe Bruno Jolanthe Erb 
Kim Ferguson  Cindy Giron  Corey Hickerson
Fred LaSpina  Trina Wiley  Mike Zook

 

 

 

East Rockingham Recreation Association  •  1250 Barracuda Drive, Rockingham, VA 22801  •  540-434-6030