May 2020 Appeal Letter
Dear Pool Supporter,
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Charlevoix Area Community Pool’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel the NOMI Style Annual Fundraiser luncheon and auction at Bay Harbor Yacht Club scheduled for June 25. We wanted to let you know as soon as possible. We appreciate your participation in past years and look forward to recreating a special event for NOMI Style in 2021.
Unfortunately, due to the health and safety of the community, the Pool was closed on March 16 in compliance with state and federal authorities. This closing is causing significant diminished revenues from pool fees and subsequently creates a challenge for us to meet our operating budget.
At this time, it is important that we raise funds to support the ongoing needs of operating the Pool daily, even while we are closed. These funds will enable the Pool staff to continue offering a variety of healthy aquatic programs to children and adults upon reopening. The Pool staff are currently planning a new schedule of activities to accommodate the health and fitness of our patrons. These programs include, but are not limited to, aquatic activities for youth, exercise and rehabilitation for adults, recreation for all ages and several training classes for water safety certificates. Information regarding this new schedule will soon be available on our website charlevoixpool.org.
Last year, the Charlevoix Area Community Pool completed the three-year Pool Renewal Project which included major renovations to the entire facility. These improvements added new locker rooms, accessible family changing rooms, wall and deck repairs and a multipurpose room for pool events and training.
The Pool has operated since 1997 with great success serving patrons from Charlevoix and the surrounding communities. We are proud to have such a wonderful local resource in our community serving hundreds of patrons each year. These past months have presented challenges for us as it has for many in our community. The Pool has played a vital role in our lives by providing a safe and welcoming environment for exercise, recreation, rehabilitation, water safety and swimming lessons.
Please consider a donation. Your generosity at this time truly makes a difference for many in our community. Please stay safe and thanks for your donation.
Naomi Singer, Board President Mike Dow, Vice President
* The Charlevoix Area Community Pool is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax ID#38-3219489. Notice of tax changes for charitable contributions. The new CARES ACT has these provisions: 1) Taxpayers who do not itemize deductions may deduct up to $300 of charitable contributions; 2) For taxpayers who do itemize their deductions, the charitable contribution limit has been changed from 60 percent of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to 100% of AGI. Please consult your accountant for more information or go to: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares