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2018 Summer Swim Team (by Trish Koester)

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Sat, July 14: Invitationals

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NWSC Invitational meet is Saturday, July 14th.   Congratulations to our qualifying swimmers and GOOD LUCK on Saturday! 


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Location: Texas A & M University 797 Olsen Boulevard,
College Station, TX 77845
Swimmers Check In 11:30AM Meet Starts 1:30 PM AM

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End of Season Team Events / Deadlines

See Below....additional details are in the newsletter.

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Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Sat, June 30: Swim-A-Thon money OVERDUE

Upcoming Team Events:

  • Thurs, July 12: Armada Awards Night: This is our end of season Awards night! Kiddos get their awards they have earned throughout the season, and we have a few sweets at the end plus our slide show. We will need a few volunteers this night for setup and tear down.  Starts @ 6:30pm at the Hill Country Bible Church, 303 E Pflugerville Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660, USA
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2018-2019 Board of Directors Slate

posted July 2, 2018

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2018/2019 Board of Directors Slate

  • Soonee Wright – President
  • Brenda Pinkston – Vice President
  • Paul Wadehra – Meet Director
  • Mike Zayas – Treasurer
  • Deanna Johnson – Secretary
  • Janell Taffinder – Circuit Representative
  • Leann Vaterlaus – Member At Large (Swim Shop)
  • Rosimeiry Jamalabad – Member At Large (Sponsorships)
  • Catherine Kamenicky – Member At Large (Volunteer Coordinator)

A vote from the Membership will be held at the Annual Swim Team Meeting, July 12, 2018. Please see the below Article VII; Section A and Article X; Section B for specific information regarding additional nominations prior to July 12, 2018.

Thank you,

Anne Clement         Janell Taffinder            Peter Mielcarek

Nominating Chair   Nominating Member    Nominating Member

SECTION A: Nomination Committee Process and Election of Executive Board Offices A Nominating Committee will be appointed by the President with at least one (1) and not more than two (2) current Board Members and must include a representative that is not already a member of the Executive Board. The President is not a member of this committee. The nonboard member should be the Chair of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is responsible for filling all offices of the Executive Board. The Nominating Committee will announce the proposed slate of officers 10 days prior to the SWIM TEAM’s annual meeting, via the SWIM TEAM website and via the SWIM TEAM email distribution list of the membership. Additional nominations may be made from the membership during the 10 days preceding the annual meeting. These additional nominations must be made in writing to the chair of the Nominating committee (with the proposed candidate’s prior consent). Any additional nominations to the slate of officers will be added to the list that will be reviewed at the annual SWIM TEAM meeting. No nominations from the floor will be allowed during the annual SWIM TEAM meeting. The election process for the offices of the Executive Board will be conducted by someone who is not a current or nominated board member and will be determined by upheld hands based on a simple majority of members present at the annual SWIM TEAM meeting.

SECTION B: Annual Swim Team Meeting Version Date: April 30, 2015 Page 10 of 12. The Annual Swim Team Meeting will be held at the close of each season, as set by the Executive Board. At all general membership meetings, the members present shall constitute a quorum, each member shall be entitled to one vote.

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WBA News

Fundraising: Please help us with fundraising by being aware of opportunities at work. Many companies have matching programs or reward employees for volunteer time. See below for more information.

Sponsors: Also, have a business you want to advertise?  An Armada sponsorship is a great way to do it, and may be tax-deductible.  Please contact Steven Wilson if you are interested in sponsoring the team or helping with fundraising.

Frequently Asked Questions: New to Armada and have some questions? Armada veteran and always wondered why we do something a certain way? Please check out our FAQ. If that doesn't answer your question, by all means please feel free to contact the appropriate person here.

Interested in Helping: There are always opportunities to help out Armada like fundraising, coach appreciation, team spirit activities, scholarship committee, etc., even if you are not interested in being a full-time member of the Armada board.

Interested?  Contact Peter if you'd like to learn more.  Thank you!!!

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What is your company's corporate donation policy?

It has been brought to our attention that certain locally-based businesses donate to 501(c)(3) organizations either through matching programs or through programs that contribute money to organizations for which their employees volunteer time. Usually, the hours have to be tracked in the company's system or minimal documentation has to be completed, but that is often the only requirement.

Please find out if your company provides this benefit, and if so, please designate WBA as a recipient. Also, if your company has a public website that explains and advertises their policy, please send it to Mike Zayas and we will put a link here to make it easier on everyone.

Here are two that have been brought to our attention:

Dell: Make A Difference - Please note that in addition to matching programs, Dell volunteers with ten or more hours with any charitable organization and time tracked in the Dell online tracking system may choose a charity of their choice and Dell will make a donation.

GM: Dollars for Doers - Through Dollars for Doers, the General Motors Foundation will add to your volunteer impact by awarding a $500 donation to an eligible organization for which you have volunteered 50 or more hours within the calendar year.

HP: Employee Giving Program - Please help us keep fees low going forward, and make the best use possible of opportunities such as these.

Thank you for your help!

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