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8/27/2017 Last week at the pool!
Hello, Willow Run Pool family!

Several reminders.

1. Our hours will be adjusted starting this Monday, 8/28:
  • Monday - Thursday 8/28-31: 4-7pm
  • Friday 9/1: 4-8pm
  • Saturday 9/2: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday 9/3: 1-8pm
  • Monday, 9/4 Labor Day Party: 10am-6pm
2. This is the last week of the pool season, so be sure to use up those concession cards by Labor Day. 2017 cards cannot be honored after that. Stock up on all the items you love!

3. Our Annual Labor Day bash is on Monday, September 4th. The pool will open at 10am and close at 6pm.
  • The grill will be cooking away for the $25 all you can eat meal deal (for immediate family members in same household).
  • The Social Committee and Lifeguards have lots of Willow Run classic games lined up throughout the day!
  • We'll have our dessert table set up so bring one to share if you'd like.
  • There will be a volleyball tourney. Get your team of four together (one from each decade) & sign up at the office.
  • As a reminder, please only "claim" one chair or lounger per person in your group so we can maximize our space.
  • We are expecting a large crowd, so you may want to pack some bag chairs to have on hand if needed.
Labor Day at Willow Run is always a great way to end the summer season -- we hope you'll be able to join us.

As always, we are interested in your comments and suggestions on making Willow Run Pool the best it can be. Please let us know if you have any ideas on improvements or changes for next year. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

The Board

7/3/2017 4th of July at Willow Run Pool
Hello Willow Run Pool Family --

It's been a great year at the pool so far, thanks to our awesome members and staff! And we're hoping Mother Nature is in a good mood for the Holiday week ahead!

Join us for our 4th of July Extravaganza -- there will be lots of fun throughout the day!

Several reminders for the membership:
  • Pool hours are from 10 - 6
  • Grill will be open from approximately 11:30 - 2:30 and the $25 Family Plan is available
  • Bring a desert to share -- communal table will be in the grill area
  • Willow Run Annual Board of Directors meeting is at 1:00pm in the garage -- all members welcome to attend
  • Annual WR volleyball tournament starts at 2:00pm -- get your team together and sign up at the concession stand
We love to see the pool being enjoyed by our members/guests and we try to accommodate as many folks as possible during busy weekends and holidays. For everyone's sake, we ask that you use only one chair OR chaise lounge for each person in your party. This way, we are better able to maximize the available chairs/loungers on the deck. You are always welcome to BYOC (bring your own chair) to meet the seating needs for your group - especially if there are more than four people at a table.

FYI -- The Willow Run Dolphins have one more home swim meet on Tuesday, July 11 and the pool will close at 4:00pm that day -- the meet starts at 5:30pm. The grill will be open for dinner and you're always welcome to stay and cheer on the Dolphins!

Thank you to all our members for making Willow Run "A Pool for Families.... Built by Families". Please let the staff or any Board Member know if you have any suggestions for improving the Willow Run experience.

We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

5/21/2017 Willow Run Pool Opening Day
Hello Willow Run Pool Family! The Board of Directors and several dedicated volunteers have been working hard to get the pool ready for the summer – the pool perimeter has been painted; new tiles have been installed; the landscaping has been refreshed; the arbor, picnic tables, and pump room have been refurbished; and we’ll be adding a ping pong table in the near future!

We are less than a week away from opening day which is this coming Saturday, May 27 and hope you can join us! The pool will be open from 10am – 8pm and it’s a FREE day for guests. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and potential members to check out Willow Run Pool. The grill will be open, so bring your appetites as well!

This weekend pool hours are:

Saturday 5/27: 10am – 8pm
(Opening Day - grill will be open from 11:30am – 2:30pm)

Sunday 5/28: 1pm – 8pm

Monday 5/29: 10am – 8pm
(Memorial Day - grill will be open from 11:30am – 2:30pm)

Starting Tuesday 5/30, the pool is open from 3pm - 8pm on weekdays until WSFC Schools are out (through Friday 6/9). During this time, you’ll be sharing the pool with the Willow Run Dolphins Swim Team from 4:30-6:30pm.

Starting June 10, the summer schedule below is in effect:

Saturday: 10am – 8pm

Sunday: 1pm – 8pm

Mon-Fri: 11am – 8pm

*Hours on July 4th & Labor Day will be 10am – 6pm.

As a reminder, the pool will close at 4pm on three occasions for “home” swim meets: Tues 6/13, Tues 6/20, Tues 7/11. While the pool is closed for general swimming these nights, you’re welcome to join us for dinner (the grill will be open) and cheer on the Dolphins!

Speaking of swim team – did you know Michael Phelps and Winston-Salem's Kathleen Baker began their swimming careers during summer swim league? The Willow Run Dolphins are off to a great start and it’s not too late to join the fun! This week is our “trial period” for new summer swimmers, so come out and give it a try! Swim practice for 10 and under kids runs from 4:30 - 5:30 and 11-18 year olds are in the water from 5:30 - 6:30. When we switch to morning practice (after the WSFCS year ends), we’ll be offering group lessons for kids ages 4-7 during morning swim practice (8:45-9:30). Please send an email to sign up or for more information, contact:

Check with any of our lifeguard staff if you’re interested in individual swim lessons or if you would like a lane rope for lap swimming during open swim hours.

If you’d like to book the pool for a party or special event, email Vickie Jellar at or call 336-414-1735 and she can let you know the cost and available dates.

Speaking of parties and special events – do you have a knack for planning? If you have some fun ideas for kids of all ages and are interested in volunteering for the Willow Run Social Committee, let us know:

If you haven’t sent in your membership application yet, don’t worry – there’s still time. Go to our website:, click on “Memberships”, and follow the link to the application form. Please bring your printed/completed application and appropriate membership fee the first time you visit the pool. Application forms will also be available at the concession stand.

We are looking forward to a great summer and hope to see you at Willow Run soon!

4/23/2017 Willow Run Pool -- Work Day - Saturday 4/29
This is a reminder that we’ll be holding our Willow Run Pool Work Day on Saturday, April 29 from 8am - 4pm. We'll be landscaping, cleaning, mopping, weeding, raking, assembling and all the other things that need doing as we prepare for our May 27th opening!

Bring any tools, rakes, shovels, leaf blowers, gloves, wheelbarrows, garbage bags, etc. that you think may be helpful. There's a job for everyone!

Families that show up to help for at least half the day (8-12, 10-2, or 12-4) will receive a $20 concession card for their efforts. Small children are welcome but cannot be on the pool deck for safety reasons. Don't worry - there's plenty of work outside the deck to do!

Come join the fun! Rain date is Saturday, May 6. If we change to the rain date we'll use email to notify everyone - but unless its really stormy we'll be working.

We'll be happy to take membership applications and payments that day as well even if you can’t stay and work - just drive on up! (As a reminder, memberships are due May 1.)

ALSO - if you want to schedule a party for this season please contact Vickie Jellar via cell 336-414-1735 or email to confirm your plans.

Please note you may have received a duplicate copy of this email - this may occur as we switch over to this season's membership list - it will resolve soon.

Only 34 days until Opening Day!!!

The Willow Run Pool Board

2/28/2017 Membership Letter - 2017 Season
Dear Willow Run Pool members,

Welcome to the New Year and the 2017 Willow Run Pool season! The Board of Directors is excited about the upcoming season including some of the changes you'll see when you return. These committed volunteers work year round to keep the pool affordable by maintaining fiscal responsibility and, most importantly, assure a safe and fun family environment.

Last season was very productive! Due to the extensive work by the board and many of our members to maintain our pool at the utmost efficiency, we were able to refurbish our volleyball court, create a new parking lot, and update our pump room among other improvements. This year we are planning even more enhancements. If you have an idea, let us know!

Pool Work Day is Saturday, April 29 from 8am-4pm. This is your opportunity to help get the pool ready for the season! Members can earn a $20 concession stand card by spending the morning (8am -12pm) and/or afternoon (1pm - 4pm) helping to spruce up our pool & landscape. For safety reasons, no children under the age of 12 please. Mark your calendars & bring your hats, gloves, yard tools, etc. We look forward to seeing you there! Rain date will be May 6.

Opening day is Saturday, May 27. The pool will be open from 10-8 so mark your calendar and join us for a day of fun! To promote new memberships, this will be a free guest day -- bring your friends who may be interested in joining. The grill will be open from 12-3.

Did someone mention the grill? We are continuing to offer our WRGA (Willow Run Grillers Auxiliary) $20 meal deal for each of the 4 MAJOR events: Opening Day, Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. That means you can prepay $20 per event on your enclosed pool invoice and your family eats free from the grill (drink not included). The meal deal will be available for $25/family on the day of the event. You can also prepay for a $20 punch card for the concession stand. Concession cards can be purchased throughout the season as well.

Everyone loves a pool party! As always, the pool is available to rent for birthday parties, youth groups, sports teams, meetings, or get-togethers with friends and/or family. It's a great deal for you and a marvelous way to support your pool. Send email to for more information and/or to book a date.

Have a kid who loves to swim? It's time to gear up for another fun year of summer swim team with the Willow Run Dolphins! Information will go out in the next few weeks to interested families regarding 2017 registration. Send an email to to join the mailing list. You can also contact Jason or Jeannie Felten at 336-946-1165.

Want to learn how to swim? Individual or small group lessons are available through our Red Cross or YMCA certified lifeguards and swim coaches. Stop by the concession stand during pool hours to speak with one of our staff for more information.

Please review the enclosed invoice carefully and make changes if your information needs updating - especially the email address as that is our primary mode of communication.

2017 Willow Run Pool Fee schedule. For the first time in 5 years, there has been a slight ($10 per unit) increase in membership fees due to increased operating expenses:
  • $455 - Family membership (3 or more people who reside in the same household)
  • $360 - Couple membership (either an adult couple or a parent with one child)
  • $235 - Single Adult membership (a child under 18 cannot hold a membership)
  • The guest fee for all memberships is $5 per person per day.
Payments for all memberships are due in full by 5/1/17 - after this date, the $25 late fee applies. *Partial payments during March & April may be made but are non-refundable and must be paid in full by May 1 or the late fee applies.

Key dates for the 2017 pool season:
  • April 29:   Membership workday 8:00AM- 4:00PM (rain date May 6)
  • May 8:     WR Dolphins Swim Team sign-ups @ Lewisville United Methodist Church - 7pm
  • May 15:   Swim Team afternoon practices begin
  • May 27:   Opening Day party (pool open 10am - 8pm)
  • May 29:   Memorial Day party (pool open 10am - 8am)
  • June 13:   Home swim meet (pool closes at 4pm)
  • June 20:   Home swim meet (pool closes at 4pm)
  • July 4:     Fourth of July party (pool closes at 6pm)
  • July 11:   Home swim meet (pool closes at 4pm)
  • July 18:   Swim Team Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC)
  • September 4:   Labor Day party (pool closes for season at 6pm)
The Willow Run website ( carries the complete fee schedule, membership information, contact info, pool rules, as well as swim team info, upcoming events, and pool schedule so bookmark the site and check it often.

Our FACEBOOK site is a great way to keep up with Willow Run Pool. Search Willow Run Pool and be sure to "Like" us - you'll find lots of information there. That is also the fastest way to share weather updates for social events.

We are counting on your support of our fundraising events and helping to bring in new members. Most of our new members come from referrals, so spread the word about Willow Run Pool! Invite your friends, neighbors, and family (appropriate guest fees apply when they visit). If you need any pool brochures to give out, send us an email and we'll deliver some to you.

This is a family pool built by families - let's take advantage of this tremendous resource. Thank you for your continued support of Willow Run Pool. Here's to a great 2017 pool season!


Kirt Watkins, President
Willow Run Recreation Association

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