VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1 DECEMBER 12, 2018
Welcome to the first reboot edition of our club email newsletter!
Our goal is to summarize and share news and upcoming events with you throughout the year through periodic High Lane Headlines and encourage you to be more involved in our community at the club.
Please encourage your friends and neighbors to join us at the club. Remind those that may be interested in joining that we are holding our membership drive now. For every family you get to join, you get a month of free dues!
See below for more information on new membership specials running now through the end of May.
2018 Season Recap
What’s new around High Lane: new stage curtain (fire marshall approved) installed, new sump pump in the furnace room and driveway lighting. Cost for pool chemical down due to the new dry feed chlorine system.
The swim team placed 4th overall out of 16 teams at championships. Girls placed 7th and boys swam to a 1st place finish. Congratulations on a great season! Check out the fantastic video thanks to Chris Powell. "2018 HLC SwimDive.mp4"
- September 29th Comedy night was a night full of laughs with three comedians, Neil Potter, Jim Dailakis, and the Great Vourasini entertaining the crowd. Thanks to Lisa Martin and her committee for organizing the hilarious night.
- Annual Halloween Bash happened on October 20th in the ballroom. It was a spectacular event as always and featured a DJ, costume contest, dancing, lots of candy and scary surprises. Thanks to Danielle Cavnor and Katherine Reed for the fantastic fun.
- November 17th 6pm Jack Lynn sings the music of Dean Martin. A fun evening of dancing, dining, and crooning. Menu by Chefs `a l’Orange Caterers. Great time for members and their guests with more than 90 people in attendance. We appreciate Lisa Martin and Donna St. George for their hard work.
- December 2nd was pictures, hot chocolate, and donuts with Santa. Members came with cameras to take the perfect holiday picture! There was a collection of non perishable food for the Connecticut Food Bank that started at this event running to December 15th. Thanks for getting Santa to HLC Danielle Cavnor and Katherine Reed.
- Coming in February 2019 Pickleball open schedule in the ballroom.
- Check your emails for more events to come.
High Lane Book Club December – T.B.D. A holiday book/music/poetry to accompany a holiday social gathering? Find out about the upcoming months reading by contacting Anne Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for more to do? Committee opportunities
Please send a letter and/or resume to the High Lane office if you are interested in being involved in the positions below:
President position- The President shall preside over general operations of the club. This position will oversee the different functional areas and be the contact for members with issues, questions, or concerns about the club. They will preside at all meetings and shall be authorized to call special meetings of the Board of Governors. The President, with the approval of the Board of Governors acting together with the Treasurer or shall have the authority to sign all deeds, mortgages, promissory notes, contracts and all other obligations of the Club, and shall have the authority to sign checks. The person interested will be selected to be on the board for 6 months before proceeding to this position.
We are looking to form sub-committees to help manage our work for the club. These subcommittee volunteers would meet monthly (or as needed) with their respective committee chairperson. Below are list of sub committees with use and purpose. See what interests you and get involved at the club!
Snack shop:This sub committee will work on these questions and more. What can be improved upon? What works? Suggested changes?
Pool: This sub committee will learn the inner workings of what drives pool decisions. Why we have lifeguard and their role? Pool operations timeline of when it starts to when it finishes. Pool suggestions and investigate the cost of suggestions (like more shade).
Activities -Youth This sub committee will work on what can be improved and what do members want to see happen.
House and Grounds Committee We have heard from the membership about things that need to be better maintained and/or improved at the club. Members with expertise in landscaping, plumbing, electrical, construction, etc. are especially encouraged to get involved. The committee's focus will be to develop a plan to prioritize and implement improvements to the club buildings and grounds. This sub committee will investigate capital planning, conversion from oil to gas, roof/windows, painting, deck repair, playscape/sandbox.
Entertainment Committee: Wouldn't it be great to have more fun events happening at the club? We need sub-committees to work with the co-chairs Katherine Reed and Danielle Cavnor. Sub-committee members could plan and organize a few fun events through the year. Make it as easy as you want!
We've heard lots of ideas. Maybe a wine and cheese party? A poker night? A teen night with games? A western theme night? A prom theme dance? And many other great ideas.
Membership Committee: If you would like to help the club grow its membership, we could use your help. People with marketing, sales, or design experience are especially needed. The subcommittee would help develop and present orientation, giving prospective member tours, and promoting the club online.
2019 Membership Promotions -- Join early and save! Tell Family & Friends!
Join with NO INITIATION ($1100 savings) during the months of November, December and January!
You will also receive 2 family guest passes (a $50 savings). Membership dues start on January 1st
Initiation increases each month:
Join by February 15th pay February dues plus a $275 initiation
Join by March 15th pay March dues plus a $550 initiation
Join by April 15th pay April dues plus an $825 initiation
The standard initiation fee of $1100 will be charged on any new membership after May 15th.
Our best promoters are YOU, so for those who bring in a new membership you will receive a ONE month credit on dues! Bring in 2 memberships receive TWO months credit on dues! (Discount will be applied upon receipt of new members first payment or initiation fee.)
Application and recommendation forms are on our website. www.highlaneclub.com
Interested in Lifeguarding?
We are in need of lifeguards that will be available when school begins so we can keep the pool open. Interested people may want to complete a Lifeguard certification program. There are programs at Hamden/North Haven YMCA (203) 248-6361. Participants must be at least 16 years old by the end of the program. The Hamden YMCA will offer classes in February every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8pm. It is a 30 hour course.
Cost for members $275.00, non Members $425.00. Kristen, Aquatic Director, said they may be offering a class during spring break M-F 9 am to 4 pm if she gets enough sign ups! She is willing to have a special group class for us consisting of at least 5 people. Kristen will also offer us a one day re-certification class at $125 each (minimum of 3 people).
As of November 1st, the High Lane Club will be open Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. No weekend hours.
If any members would like to use the club after hours, please contact Lisa in the office via email or phone.