Glenwood E-Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 1

The Glenwood Recreation Club E-Newsletter

Volume I, Issue 1

Message from the President

Last year, there was no rain, then it snowed all winter, and this spring we’ve had
torrential downpours.  What’s next… locusts?

Seriously, on behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to belatedly welcome you to
the 48th summer of fun at Glenwood Recreation Club.  We sincerely appreciate your
patience as the weather has played havoc with the conditions in some areas of the
grounds.  It has also prevented us from getting the volleyball court back in shape and
from building a new sandbox for the younger children.  We are hoping for a MUCH drier
second half of the summer.

I’m very pleased with how the season is going. Our new Manager, Stacey Gibney
(see below), has greatly improved the conditions at the pool and the performance of the
staff.  The Tiger Swim and Dive teams are going strong and as always are at the heart of

This e-newsletter is a new Board initiative to get more information on Glenwood
activities in front of you, with the ultimate goal that you’ll be able to enjoy your
membership more fully.  Special thanks to Dave Coyne for getting it off the ground.

Please let us know what other areas you’d like the newsletter and/or web-site to
cover.  And, be sure to tell your friends and neighbors about it; they are welcome to join
the (free) distribution list and learn more about Glenwood.  All they need to do is to send
a blank email to:

See you at the pool!

Bruce Lupin, Board President

P.S.  This e-newsletter, distributed through Yahoo!Groups, is NOT a list-serve, meaning
it is set up only for one-way distribution and cannot be used by subscribers to send email
to each other

Meet Your GRC Staff

Our new manager is Stacey Gibney.  Stacey takes over this year for long-time manager Mike Amussen.

A native of Bogota, New Jersey (a suburb of N.Y.C.), Stacey and her two brothers
and sister were pool rats from the time she can remember.  She was a lifeguard and swim
coach at her hometown pool, and also taught swim lessons.

Stacey is a 1999 graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, where she
majored in elementary education with a minor in psychology.  This fall, she will begin
her fourth year teaching fourth grade at Oak View Elementary School in Silver Spring.

A huge Jimmy Buffett fan, she also lists watching movies, quilting, reading, and
doing arts and crafts as among her interests.  Stacey appreciates the many new friends
she’s made this summer at Glenwood, and is enjoying being GRC’s new pool manager.

For more information on employment opportunities at Glenwood, please visit:

Renovation Update

The contractor has completed Phase 1 with the exception of some punch list  items.  The wet conditions in a couple of areas will be resolved when the new pool is built.

The board is in discussions with Sandy Spring Bank for the financing of construction of the new pool this fall.  As of now, we are on track to begin construction
shortly after the pool closes for the season on Labor Day.

Grounds Update

The best part of the renovation process this past spring, for me, was to see the
dozens of enthusiastic volunteers who came out to help us get the pool prepped for the
season and to continue to make enhancements to our new facilities.  In often rainy and
ALWAYS sloppy conditions, your efforts to make Glenwood shine are really paying off
as the weather has begun to even out.  (see

One individual who deserves special recognition is Jesse Zastrow, who attended
nearly every work session in May, usually in adverse weather, to help with a wide variety
of projects to make the grounds nicer for all of us.  On behalf of the entire Club, Jesse, we
thank you for your hard work at Glenwood!

For those with green thumbs, we can use your help on the various gardens and
flower beds at the Club.  Marie Slattery, Matt Daniels and Sandy Kweder are heading up
this effort.  Please contact Marie at if you are interested and able to
help out.

I welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can continually improve
the pool and would love to hear from you at tdurkin@NEBFINVEST.ORG.

Tim “The Grounds Guy” Durkin

Membership Update

I am happy to report that we’ve reached well over 90% of our 2003 Membership
Goal of 475.  Our ‘bounty program’, offering a book of guest passes to each GRC
member who recruits a new member, is paying dividends.  Special recognition goes to
Martha Kaiser, who has brought in three new Glenwood families this year.

You can make Glenwood an even friendlier place by inviting your friends and
neighbors to join now (remember…. friendly neighbors only!) through our new Half
Summer Membership Promotion.  A new member can join for the ‘Second Half’ of the
2003 season either by paying their entire Membership Deposit ($500) or by paying half
of their deposit plus a prorated amount (a total of $385).

Please share this new promotion with your friends and neighbors who are sitting
on the fence to help them enjoy the rest of this summer at Glenwood.  The program goes
into effect July 15.  You can link them directly to the Membership Application page at:

Ed Finn, Vice President

Events Update

On Sunday, June 24, new Glenwood families were formally welcomed to the
Club at a potluck-barbeque dinner.  Special thanks to Jennifer Maroney-Tripodi for
organizing this great event and the many families who pitched in to make it a success.

Upcoming events include

The Glenwood Family Social and Dance
– Hosted by the Glenwood Swim Team
•    Saturday, July 19, 6:30 – 10:30 PM
•    Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent/adult.
•    Entertainment provided by a DJ.
•    Dinner and dessert will be available for purchase.
•    Tickets available at the front desk ($5/individual or $10/family).

For more information, please contact Meg Lupin 301/589-7649 or Kathy
Levintow 301/ 681-3327.


The annual Glenwood Crab and Chicken Feast is a decades-old tradition.
NOTE:  This is an adults-only event.

•    Saturday, July 26, TIME 6:30 – ??
•    Tickets are $25 / person for an all you can eat dinner.
•    Purchase tickets (check only, payable to Glenwood Recreation Club)
at the Life Guard Office.
•    BYOB, but no glass containers.
•    There will be a DJ for entertainment.
•    See the Bulletin Board for further details.

To help out at the event, please contact Leah Havener at 301/589-9023.

For the latest on Glenwood Events, visit


Put on your creative hat and you could walk away with a brand new Glenwood
visor.  Send submissions to Editor Dave Coyne at  Entries must
be received by Sunday, July 20 to receive consideration.