April 2018 News and Updates

The Annual Membership Meeting:

Wednesday, October 17
​7-8pm
Ventura Missionary Church, room 325

The club held a general membership meeting on April 17.  The following issues were discussed:

  • Facilities Status – We have electricity connected and are working to get the outdoor lights reconnected.  Rhino plumbing has begun work to re-establish water service.  Geske Hauling has been selected to remove the building debris and has begun the permit process.  We are gathering quotes for a new pool filter and pump system.  It looks like we will need to repair some of the concrete decking next to the pool.
  • Kids Talent Show, Social Event and Fundraiser - The focus of this event will be a small stage and sound system  where kids can sing, dance or perform whatever they want. We hope to host this fun social event on the club grounds. Coming Saturday, May 12th.
  • Rebuilding Direction - After a discussion of various building approaches, the membership voted to pursue a custom rebuilding effort which will take into account the club’s social needs, budget, and desire to have the facilities available as much as possible during the rebuilding process.  
  • Wildfire Legal Group - The membership voted to have the Wildfire Legal Group represent the Club in a lawsuit against Southern California Edison.  We will be asking for damages equal to the cost of rebuilding not covered by insurance.  The WLG will be asking for their fees as part of the settlement, so there will be little cost to the club.
  • Clean-up Day - We expect to have a clean-up or two right before the Talent Show, either Friday, May 11 or Saturday May 12.  
  • Changes to the Board - Marlena Kohler and Trisha Dybvik have resigned from the Club Board of Directors. Mike Riehle, Craig van Wagner, and Mark Stevenson volunteered to fill the vacated positions, and the membership elected Mike and Craig to join the board.

July 2018 News and Updates

The Ondulando Club News

The art of the possible – a preliminary view of our new clubhouse! 

Dear members, we have made significant decisions and progress since our last general meeting in April. Most notably, the clubhouse debris has been removed, and we hired an architect and builder to work with our rebuilding team to redesign and rebuild the clubhouse. 
Preliminary design graphics are shown here. We are very excited about the improvements being incorporated into our new clubhouse design, including a club room that will be more open and usable every day, and an improved guest entrance and vehicle passenger drop off area. We are nearly complete with the necessary soil measurements and property surveys. Currently, we anticipate starting construction at year’s end.

Temporary Reopening – We have been working with our architect, builder, pool company, county health, and city building & safety professionals to get an approved plan in place to allow us to open the pool temporarily while we rebuild the clubhouse. We have made significant progress, including getting approvals from the county, but we currently do not have a firm reopening date. Our best estimate is that we could reopen this fall or near the end of this year.

Dues – During our July meeting, the membership voted to reinstate dues for all members at $75.00 per quarter. This amount was selected to cover our current operating expenses. Every penny we collect will help us save money to build the new clubhouse we all want. The membership also agreed to consider and vote on offering an incentive to sustaining members when we reopen, as a sign of gratitude for helping us through this difficult time. None of us enjoys paying dues for a pool we cannot currently enjoy, but as members we also understand the responsibility we share to rebuild the club we love, and as you’ve seen, it will be even better than it was before.

Annual Meeting – Our Annual Meeting will be 7:00 pm October 19, at Ventura Missionary Church Room 325. We will elect directors, get updates on reconstruction, temporary opening, and dues. Please consider running for the board and helping us guide our club into the future!

The Next Board of Directors Meeting:

 Wednesday, August 15
​ 6-7pm
 Ventura Missionary Church, room 409.

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*** Pool Closed due to damage from Thomas Fire ***

See News section for further information and updates.