Message from the Dolphins Board of Directors President:
I wish to warmly greet our returning swim families and say thank you for continuing to be a part of the Dolphins team! Thank you for making us the best swim team we can be through all of your efforts and dedication to the team, your swimmers, and our island community!
To our new swim family members, I wish to extend a hearty welcome! We are so happy that you have chosen the Dolphins! Swimming is such a rewarding experience, both to the swimmers and to their families. We look forward to your participation this coming year.
As the President of the Board of Directors, I would like to say that I am proud to be a member of this organization, which provides so many benefits and services to the community – from learn to swim, to competitive team, to fitness swimming, to masters – the Dolphins offer something for everyone. Through community outreach programs, the Dolphins continue their vision of developing youth in the Virgin Islands through competitive swimming, emphasizing the importance of healthy living, fitness, sportsmanship, and education. Through their two key values of “Every Child a Swimmer” and “Friendship through Competition,” the Dolphins have provided a positive sports environment in the community for over 40 years.
We have had a busy summer with competition swimming taking place all around the world. The Dolphins have had swimmers in Martinique for CARIFTA, Bahamas for CISC and Rio for the Olympics!
I would like to thank the outgoing Dolphins Board of Directors members, who have volunteered their time to guide the activities of this team. Thank you for your service! Remember that we will have Board elections during the Annual Parents Meeting, which will be held on September 17, 2016. Nominations for parents wishing to join the Board will be due by September 7th.
The Board of Directors is always open to any feedback or suggestions you would like to bring to us throughout the year. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments are confidential, and we welcome positive comments as well as suggestions for improvement.
I would like to briefly discuss volunteering. This year, we have made it mandatory for each family registering to be a part of our team to volunteer in some way. Your registration forms and this handbook will further explain the requirements. We understand your resources and time as parents are already stretched. As a working dad and parent of two children, I understand. There are many organizations in our community who desperately need volunteers, and our team is no exception. Being a non-profit organization, we cannot afford to hire people to do the jobs we need volunteers to do. Simply put: our team cannot run without volunteers. If everyone does their part, the time commitment will be low – just a few hours here and there over the course of the year. We continue to stress that many hands make light work – and it is true. Please take the time to fill out and return your volunteer forms.
Thank you for being a part of the Dolphins family. Let’s make the 2016-2017 season great!
St. Croix Dolphins