Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Town Hall meeting tonight at 7.30pm regarding the buiding of the pool steel tension structure

Tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 pm there is a Town Council meeting that includes 2 items regarding our pool's building process. Please attend to show the Council that we meant it when we said we want this done properly this time. 

 The most important item on the agenda is with regard to the RFP process. An RFP process recognizes that different manufacturers may have different products that would meet the needs of our unique pool. These differences need to be analyzed, and an RFP process allows for the best analysis of performance, features and price.
With our unusual pool a "one size fits all" approach does not work. An RFP process would allow for far more scrutiny and an informed decision.

 Please attend tonight. Stay informed and stay active.

Tuesday, November 11th, 7.30 pm.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thank you !

Our official words of thanks. So proud of you all !!! The words below went out via email yesterday but here they are for all of you to read.
We are so happy that Cheshire voted Yes for the permanent solution for the Cheshire Community Pool. This is a great victory for our town. We finally have a solution that will allow the pool to be a year round facility for our whole community to use and enjoy.

Thank you to all of you. This victory was only possible because of the amazingly dedicated volunteers. People went door to door, stood outside grocery stores and at soccer fields, emailed and texted friends and neighbors and were relentless in the desire to convince voters that this was the right choice for Cheshire. There were times when we endured less than cordial debate. But we were undeterred. We knew this was right for our children and seniors and for all the residents of Cheshire.

Thank you so much for everything you all have done to make this campaign a success.

Friends of Cheshire Pool


 *If you have a sign on your lawn please consider taking it down as there is a Town ordinance related to how long political signs can remain up.
Results (unofficial)
Look what you did !! We won every district. This is what happens when you have a volunteer force that works tirelessly for good. Thank you all !!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Get everyone you know out to vote YES

Very amateur exit polling suggests that we have a lot of NO votes coming out now. We did well though in the morning.
We will need to rally very, very hard for the rest of the day. If you haven't voted go now! If you are at work, drive straight to the polls after. Knock on your neighbor's door. Ask them if they need a ride there. Call your friends. Text them. Ask the checkout person.
Pester every single, solitary voter that you know or meet to get out to vote YES. We need absolutely every single vote.
I liked something a YES voter said earlier today. "It's no good supporting the pool from your couch." Go vote and bring more voters with you!!!! Vote YES!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuesday, November 5th. Vote YES

Please share with your friends and neighbors. 

 On Tuesday, Nov. 5th we have an opportunity to do something great for the Town of Cheshire. We can fix the problems of the past and allow the pool to become a source of pride for the whole community.
The permanent steel tension structure is the right solution for our community pool.

 The solution for the pool is finally here and voting YES will make it happen.

Please Vote YES to referendum question #4.

Thank you,
Friends of Cheshire Pool

For more information about the Solution for the pool, please go to:


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spread the information about the Pool Solution. There are many who do not have the correct information

Do not presume that your neighbors and friends have all the information about the Pool Solution.

Tell five people today that it's a permanent steel structure, that it can sustain 130 mph winds and up to 50 inches of snow and that operating costs plummet compared to what exists right now.

Tell them the roof is composed of the same material as used over pools in Michigan that suffer Lake effect snowdumps, over the Denver Airport, and over the New England Patriots training facility.

Tell them its $2.60 per household per year.

Tell them about the 128,000 visits( NOT including the swim team) that it gets per year.
Tell them about the open sides/pavilion experience in Summer that can be opened by town staff, no more need for expensive contractors to come in and disrupt business for weeks, and that the sun worship green areas are preserved. 

 Direct them to friendsofcheshirepool.org to see the virtual tour, the FAQs, the business plan, the TV show and the details of the structure

Tell them that voting against actually means they are endorsing the current situation. The Solution is far more suited to our brutal New England Winters and we are tired of energy hogging, falling bubbles. They need to vote YES for the Solution to the Community Pool.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Some of the crew here today at Stop and Shop. 
They have free jar openers:) 

Our weekend work

We had lots of help at Everybody's and Stop and Shop yesterday. Today is Stop and Shop only, and of course, door to door.
The weather has been marvelous for us, and we met some great people. We are all heading out there today again.
Thanks to all the people who beeped their car horns at us
and waved encouragingly as we roamed the neighborhoods on foot. It's a huge boost to see the thumbs up and smiling faces.

Keep working hard everyone. We are making a lot of progress !!!!!! Thank you all for everything you are doing !!!