Monday, September 30, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
- If you can do a street campaign i.e. door to door
- If you can do a literature handout at sporting events
- If you know a business and can ask them to put out a sign for us
- If you would like a lawn sign or t-shirt for a suggested donation of $20
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 23, 2013
The tension structure is an excellent permanent solution for the Cheshire Community Pool and it is our job to get the information out there and convince the voters. To do this we need your help to reach as many people as possible and get out the vote. We will help you understand all the facts regarding the pool solution and equip you well to speak knowledgeably to your friends and neighbors. We will have signup opportunities for people to contribute in many different ways.
There is a strong NO contingent and they vote diligently. Last time around buses of them arrived motivated only to vote against the pool. If we cannot convince them to vote YES to this reliable permanent solution then we need to outvote them. Our volunteers are critical to the education and the get out the vote effort.
For us to be successful on November 5th we need your help.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 26th.
Friends of Cheshire Pool
Friday, September 20, 2013
This is why the Friends ask you to Vote Yes for the Solution to the Pool in November's Referendum.
Actual link below.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sun worship preserved but no chance of anything collapsing in the winter. The steel tension solution can hold 50lbs of snow per square foot and sustain 130 mph winds. No more closures, collapses, interruptions or disasters. Vote Yes to the Pool Solution.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
- or send a check made out to "Friends of Cheshire Pool", PO Box 238, Cheshire, CT 06410
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
We had a scaled model of the proposed solution and we were able to show how the sides come off in the Summer allowing for a swimming AND sun worship. Our video showed the virtual tour of the facility. We were able to explain that the structure can sustain 130 mph winds and can support a snow load of 50lbs per square foot. We met a woman recently moved from Wisconsin who has been in these structures all over her state and who, as a new Cheshire resident, is voting YES with great confidence and experience.
We were able to tell them about similar steel tension structure pools in Mississippi who survived Hurricane Katrina, and Michigan pools that get major lake-effect snows. We talked about the Denver Airport being a similar structure.
People were delighted to hear about getting reduced operating costs by voting YES. We talked about the solution being able to be insulated to R35. We explained that the people who vote no to the solution are actually endorsing the current pool situation.
We talked about the cost being a mere $2.60 per tax HOUSEHOLD per YEAR. Most had us repeat TWO DOLLARS AND SIXTY CENTS PER HOUSEHOLD PER YEAR. That's it? That's it!.
We had copies of the business plan and showed people how the pool generated 600,000 dollars in revenue being open 70% of the year and we marveled at what could happen when it is open 100% of the year.
So many people stopped by or talked to us in the crowd. There were seniors who take aquafitness classes, little kids just learning to swim, families who go there all the time, the fit and healthy (and incredibly polite) swim team children young and old, medical professionals who feel strongly that it's a great health asset to the town, and realtors and homeowners who know that it keeps property prices up. All were impressed by the steel tension structure and look forward to year-round swimming. There were those who don't go to the pool but understand that just like the Linear trail, the Youth and Senior Centers, the Library and our schools that the Community Pool is a true "Community" asset that only adds value to our shared Cheshire experience.
We met so many people. We were able to do exactly what we set out to do - get information to the voters so they can make an informed decision. We are very confident that with that information they will vote YES to the Pool Solution.
Here are some photos to give you an idea of our day. If you have any shots of our volunteers do feel free to share.
Every hour on the hour a new team of us went out in the crowd, armed with information-packed brochures, recyclable grocery bags with our info, and answers to questions. We had some pretty neat tshirts too.
We could tell by all the people in the crowd toting the blue bags and wearing "Vote Yes to the Pool solution" stickers that our workers were very, very successful! Thank you to our volunteers and supporters for a terrific day. Please continue your good work by talking with your neighbors and friends and getting everyone to Vote YES to the Pool Solution.