April, 2018 – Newsletter
In this issue: Seeking Fundraising Ideas | New Customer Portal | Facility Handyman – Volunteers Needed | Renovations & Construction | Party In the Park | Meet Your Board
Fresh Fundraising Ideas?
This April the Board of Directors will be reviewing our fundraising plans and looking at changing up our initiatives. If you have ideas that you’d like to see considered, please forward them to the Club Manager by Monday, April 16. When submitting your idea please review the Fundraising Policy and include the relevant information. Remember, the Board is a small group of volunteers with a lot on their plate. They especially love new ideas that come with a volunteer who has the time to help get the new idea up and running.
Email your ideas and feedback to Steve@glaciergymnastics.com
New Customer Portal
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile responsive Portal. The new portal has a modern look and adjusts to a mobile-friendly view when using your smartphone or tablet. This will make it even easier for you to register and view schedules online.
To view a short video click here.
To login to our Customer Portal, click here.
If you have any questions please give us a call (250-352-2227).
Facility Handyman & Volunteers Needed
Good day everyone,
My name is Genevieve Lepage and I have recently joined the board of directors for the Glacier Gymnastic Club. I have been asked to list what maintenance and upgrades are required for the facility. As such, a walkthrough as been done with Steve who has pointed out several projects that need attention to render the space safer and promote better of use of equipment. Here is a list of projects outlined (somewhat in priority order):
- Clearing of the Stairwell
Lumber/plywood needs to be moved – 2 people – less than 30 mins
Dump run is needed – completed
- Trampoline Platform Safety Carpet Installation
Approximately 10” long of carpet that needs to be installed onto the frame of the platform for safety reasons.
Steve has the carpet, screws and metal brackets are required
- Tumble Track Heavy Duty Caster Wheels Trays Construction
Needs to be ready before our meet (before May 5th)
At least 6, preferably 8 caster wheels trays are needed in order to move the running trampoline safely and with ease.
This could be accomplished using 2”x10” – about 2’ long – each with 4 caster wheels.
Steve has the lumber, heavy duty caster wheels and screws are required.
Minimal woodcrafting / handyman skills
- Trampoline Bed Replacement
This would require 2 people and should take a few hours.
- Mezzanine Bar Installation
Needs to be ready before the Year End Show (before June 9th)
A skilled handyman is required for this to ensure safety and likely need an assistant.
Steve has the brackets and screws additional hardware may be required.
Creation of Pit Bag
Old floor mats need to be cut out into 6”x6” cubes to fill a new pit bag. completed
- Folding Desk Construction
A skilled woodcrafting / handyman would be able to list what is needed for this project. Steve has a rough idea.
- Shelving Unit Assembly and Installation
A shelving unit needs to be installed against a concrete wall
Concrete drill and anchors. Likely need an assistant.
- High Bar Platforms Construction
Two platforms, on either side of high bar need to be constructed and installed onto the concrete wall.
A skilled person would be able to plan for this project.
The time to accomplish these projects can be accommodated if outside of busy gym hours. Times will need to be coordinated with staff.
Please contact Heather@glaciergymnastics.com for more information.
Renovations & Construction
A number of projects in the upper hall were started over spring break. With all the work going on, some extra care & caution is warranted.
Customer Service Desk – We are looking forward to completing the upstairs Customer Service Desk where we’ll be better able to meet the needs of parents and members. Completion of the desk marks the end of our Canada 150 project under which we purchased a new sprung floor and new competitive trampoline. This represents $50K of investment and three years of fundraising (roughly $25K raised and $25K funded by the Canada 150 Recreation Infrastructure Grant).
Because drywalling wasn’t quite completed during spring break we’ll have a little bit of a mess to contend with these first few weeks of classes. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Locker Rooms – A number of plumbing fixtures have been decommissioned in order to minimize the utility costs of our new lease agreement ($4000 in savings). Plans for finishing the bathrooms are still being completed with the work scheduled to take place over the summer.
Until then the finishes will remain rough, the decommissioned toilets will be “out of order” and a temporary “wall” in the ladies locker room will remain in place. The boys locker room has a roped off area for tools and materials. This area is strictly out of bounds. Young children should be supervised when using the locker room / bathroom space.
We appreciate your cooperation and help keeping the children safe in the space.
Party In the Park & Neighborhood Sales Blitz – May 26th
We are fast approaching the 2nd annual Party In the Park – our year end wind up.
On Saturday May 26th gymnasts and parent chaperones will meet at the Rotary Shelter in Lakeside Park before going out into the community to sell Grocery Cards. Gymnasts are grouped together and assigned parent chaperones and a sales area and map. Once each group finishes selling they will return to the Rotary Shelter for a BBQ, cake and fun at the park. Join us for some fun times and help promote our Club in the community.
Event Volunteer Positions
Outside of the facility jobs listed above, we are looking to fill the following vacant volunteer positions.
- Grocery Card Sales – in viewing area (2 hrs) – once per month?
- Party In The Park & Neighborhood Sales Blitz – May 12-4pm
- Parent chaperones (3 hrs)
- Zone Championships Shifts – May 5th & 6th
- Concession Staff (2 hrs)
- 50/50 Ticket Sales (1 hr)
- Athlete Lunch Server (1 hr)
- Master of Ceremonies (3 hrs)
- Vacuuming (need to bring vacuum) (2 hrs)
- Concession Shopping & Set Up (3 hrs)
- Year End Show Shift – June 11-12
- Vacuuming (need to bring own vacuum) (2 hrs)
Meet Your Board
Are you interested in contributing towards Glacier Gymnastics Club? Have you ever thought about joining the Board of Directors? View the Board application package and feel free to contact a director with any questions. Read More
Isabelle Herzig- co Board Chair
Honey Bellman – co Board Chair
Janet Skolka – Treasurer
Sylvie Masse – Secretary
Mike Finley – Director
Genevieve Lepage – Director
Karen Elliot – Director
Brandy Kormany – Director