May 5, 2022

Dear Members,

It is with great regret that we are notifying you that Maplewood Pool will not be opening for the 2022 season. Membership Applications for the 2022 Season are closed at this time. On May 3, during a regular monthly meeting, the Board of Trustees came to this difficult decision due to a significant shortage of applicants for employment.

In addition to the general staffing shortages that many businesses are facing these days, there has been a staggering shortage of certified Lifeguards over the last several years. While we have worked to accommodate for this by offering certification classes, increased pay, and other incentives we have come to a point where we are not able to successfully hire enough staff to safely operate the pool.

Current members are being notified via email on file with this message and additional information as it becomes available. If you did not receive an email, please contact maplewoodpoolstow@gmail.com to update your contact information.

Out of respect for our membership the Board of Trustees wanted to notify you as soon as possible about this upcoming 2022 season. The Board is working diligently to determine the next steps. In order to ensure that we are proceeding in a financially responsible manner and in accordance with our Code of Regulations, we cannot yet provide specific information regarding refunds. We are committed to providing you with accurate updates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this.

Respectfully,

Board of Trustees Maplewood Park Recreation Club, Inc.