The Monday Message

October 31, 2022


Schedule Change - Today Only

There will be no practice at 6:15PM today, October 31. Stay home, scare yourself by thinking about doing the Brute Squad.

Head Coach's Message

   Tomorrow marks the first day of the Brute Squad. We have been working hard preparing for this event, now it’s time to show how tough you are! Please see the logistical details below:

  • There will be a sign up sheet at the podium. If you are planning on completing your Brute Squad during a workout, please sign up ahead of time so the coaches can plan and make accommodations for you.
  • When you arrive on your swim date, let a coach know and they will help you get set up. I will have split sheets, pens, and stop watches in the office for your swim.  For those of you planning on doing your Brute Squad during lap swim, I will set up a table in the Brady Building with all the necessary paperwork/supplies (just let the lifeguard know what you’re up to).
  • After you finish your swim, you need to complete the online registration to make everything official. If you are planning on doing more than one Brute event, wait until you complete both to register (this will save you a couple of bucks). At the end of the registration you have the option to order a Brute Squad Survivor shirt to show off your accomplishment!

   The coaching staff is looking forward to a great event. If you have any questions please contact me or ask a coach on deck. Let’s make this the biggest Brute Squad ever!

Event information: 14th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad Info

Event registration: 14th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad Registration

Coach Matt

Silent Auction Update

   The annual Holiday Party, Business Meeting and Silent Auction will be at 6:00pm on December 10 at the Senior Center MPR

   Our club has a wealth of gifted artists and generous supporters. If you feel called to participate in this very special event, we are reaching out to you for donations in the following categories.

  • Gift Baskets
  • Art pieces and craft work
  • Vacation homes
  • Gift coupons
  • Services
  • Sports game tickets
  • and any other creative idea that is valuable

   Please consider contributing individually or by participating with your lane mates from your workout time to create a gift basket. Each of the 10 practice hours is asked to fill one or more baskets by theme (click here for common gift basket ideas). We are hoping to receive a nice variety of unique gift baskets.

   The actual delivery date for selected items will be during the week of December 5.

   GIFT BASKETS - There are boxes at Civic and Arroyo where you can drop off your gift basket proposal form using the attached form. 

   OTHER DONATIONS - There will also be a general donation box at each pool for other donations not assigned to a basket: art work, vacation cabins, coupons, services, etc.

  All of the above donated items will require this form listing donor contact, info, a description of the proposed donation and the value of the item. Completed donation forms are due by November 11. After the deadline, and in an effort to keep raffle items at an acceptable standard and avoid duplications, the selection committee will notify approved donors of their acceptance by November 18

Donors will receive additional information about the auction and specific details regarding tax-deduction requirements after the donation period closes.

   The actual delivery date for selected items will be during the week of December 5.

Nomination Period Now Open: Serve DAM by becoming a member of the Board of Directors - Application Deadline Nov. 7

   The board of directors will be holding elections beginning in November for 4 open positions.

   Directors work on a wide variety of tasks and are responsible for administering DAM’s bylaws, polices, and procedures; attending and contributing to monthly board meetings; providing guidance and oversight of DAM’s operating budget; serving on committees; and representing the best interests of the organization. Terms are 2 years in duration. All directors must be DAM members in good standing.

   If you wish to nominate a teammate, please speak with that person and ensure that they are willing to serve. You also may nominate yourself. If necessary, the board of directors will prepare the final slate of candidates.

   Please submit a one paragraph statement of interest to the DAM registrar no later than Monday, November 7. Questions? Contact a board member, or the DAM registrar.

DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

Grand Prix Wrapup - LAST DAY TO GET POINTS

Hey, hey, hey all you Grand Prix participants: closing date is MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022.  Current standings are posted here.

The USMS 3000/6000 Virtual Championships (2 points each swim) are the final events available. You must complete them and register before Nov. 1 for this year's Grand Prix event. So, swim and then input your times on the ClubAssistant site before Nov. 1. Good luck!

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Birthdays 

Jack ChenMonday, October 31
Margaret ReedyMonday, October 31
Dave MayconTuesday, November 1
Kirsten GilardiWednesday, November 2
Susan MannThursday, November 3
Jamie KiarieFriday, November 4
Mike AndersonSaturday, November 5
Scarlet HuberSunday, November 6
Sinisa NovakovicSunday, November 6

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