News and Site Updates
Family Movie Night
Thursday, June 6
Join us poolside for a screening of Finding Nemo! We will be selling hot dogs, popcorn, sno-cones and more! We will also be raffling off a free pool party, guest passes, prizes and more! The fun begins at 7:00 p.m., and the movie will start around 8:30 p.m. Don't miss this fun-filled night!!!
Combo Meeting, Wed 6/5
Combo Meeting: Please join us for an informative meeting in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m. to learn about playing tennis during the Combo Season - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We would love for experienced 3.0 and 3.5 men who are interested in playing 5.5 Combo to join us also. BYOB!!!
The deadline to form a team of at least 6 players is Thursday, June 13th.
The season begins the week of July 14th, and will run through the end of August. Play for the 5.5 level will be Monday evenings. Six team members play each match, so with 12 players you will not have to play every Monday.
To register with the USTA, go to http://membership.usta.com/.
Click here for a form to start collecting names of people you'd like to play with: Combo Form.
Questions? Call Anne Reynolds at 803.429.3031.
Jr. Tennis Clinics
Jr. Tennis Clinics: Beginner clinics start the week of June 10:Ages 8 and Under: Mon/Wed, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Ages 9-12: Tues/Thurs, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 13 and Up: Mon/Wed, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
The cost is $10 per day. Click here for a registration form.
Questions? Contact Anne Reynolds at 429-3031
Do you have a child in need of swim lessons? Check out our new Swim Lessons page for more info!
If there is a form you need, e-mail Jesse at email@example.com
2013 Murraywood Member-Guest Newsletter
Open House News
Open House is Sunday from 2:30-5:00! We hope to see you all there! Please bring separate checks for swimwear, t-shirts, registration and membership if you still need to join the club:) If you do not have access to a printer we will try to have some copies there.
Afternoon practices will start on May 13th. Morning practices will start on June 10th. June 10th will be our first B Meet and will be TIME TRIALS as well.
ANYONE WANTING TO SWIM THE NEXT A MEET WILL NEED TO ATTEND THAT B MEET TO GET TIMES.
June 10th-B Meet @GG
June 13th-A Meet @GH
June 17th-B Meet @CCL
June 20th-A Meet VS Seals
June 24th-A Meet VS FLC
June 27th-A Meet VS QV
July 1st-B Meet @TS
July 8th-B Meet VS JEEP
July 11th-A Meet @KG
July 20 and 21-CITY MEET
July 22nd Banquet
RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS: PLEASE START THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE COLUMBIA SWIM LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP NOW! Go to www.swimleague.com for details.
Every family will need to sign up for 4 volunteer opportunities before registering. You will be handed tickets after you sign up to volunteer and this will be your pass to register.
We NEED sponsors! Please consider sponsoring or seeking sponsors to help off set costs of gifts and awards for our swimmers. Registration goes to pay our coaches.
We will have a fundraiser night at Chick Fil A in Ballentine! Please mark your calendars now:) It will be on May 6th from 5-8! You will need to tell the cashier you are with Murraywood Swim Team! We can hold signs out to advertise by the road:) Please share with family and friends!!!
There will be an officials clinic held at MW the first week of June. Please consider officiating! It is fun and you get to watch the meet from the BEST view:)
If you are interested in helping with our scoring there will be 2 software training courses. Please let me know if you are interested. It is quite simple and you get the coolest seat on deck:)
WE ARE VERY EXCITED THAT CSL IS CELEBRATING A 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! There is a great shirt you can order for $10 this year to recognize the tradition of swimming excellence in the midlands! I can't wait to get mine:) I will share more info on ordering that later.
We will have NEW UNIQUE TEAM T-SHIRTS AS WELL THIS YEAR! and maybe a couple other cool spirit wear items:)
2013 Murraywood Open House!
Sunday, April 21st 2:30-5:00pm
Check out all the activities available at Murraywood this Summer!
Swim Team, swimming lessons, tennis lessons and clinics, and more!
Click here for more info.
A Message from your President and the Board:
At Murraywood, we have raised our families, raised a gazebo, raised a ruckus and raised more than a few eyebrows. It's now time to consider raising a couple of courts.
Courts 5 and 6 have eroded and settled over the years, and "Lake Murraywood" appears any time we have more than a touch of rain, rendering both courts unplayable. We received a quote to repair the courts: it came in at $12,850, an amount we could not factor into our budget. We decided that if we had money left over at the end of the fiscal year, we could do the courts then.
A couple of members have approached the Board to suggest an assessment to have the courts repaired immediately. As a Board, we are hesitant to do so, but thought a voluntary contribution fundraiser might achieve the goal rather quickly. Based on membership numbers, a donation of $125 from Family Facility/Tennis members, and $75 from Individual Facility/Tennis members would enable us to more than pay for the repairs. We decided to launch the Court-Raisin' Fundraiser!
Sandra Penland has pledged $200, as have Anne and Tony Reynolds. Please consider contributing - any amount will help! If you're unsure, play on the newly resurfaced courts 7 and 8 and imagine having all four of our courts in great shape!
Check the progress towards our goal in the kiosk!
Make checks payable to MSRC with "Court Fundraiser" in the memo section. Donations may be given to any Board member, placed in the guest fee box or mailed to:
PO Box 334
Irmo, SC 29063
We look forward to another wonderful year at Murraywood.
Murraywood Board of Directors
Grab a Guest and get set for the 2013 Murraywood Member-Guest Doubles Tournament!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
April 12, 13, and 14
More info here.
Now Hiring for Summer Pool Jobs
March 1, 2013
Hiring is now open for summer jobs at Murraywood. Consideration for employment will be given to all Murraywood members upon completion of an employment application and timely submission no later than March 22, 2013. Applications submitted AFTER March 22, 2013 will NOT be considered unless we need to hire additional personnel - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Former employees are REQUIRED to submit an application each year with verification of certifications. Please forward this email to out of town college students!
Note to parents: The position of lifeguard requires responsibility and maturity. As such, we expect the applicants (not their parents) to communicate with us regarding their employment. If your child has questions or concerns about their application or employment with Murraywood, they should contact the Pool Manager: Beth Bradley, 803-476-7358.
Notes to applicants:
Because we do not deny employment to Murraywood members, we cannot guarantee how many hours per week you will receive. Guards with seniority will receive more hours, and newer employees with scheduling flexibility will receive more hours than those with numerous scheduling conflicts. Typically, a first year guard can expect one to two shifts per week if they have no scheduling conflicts (requests off). Towards the end of summer, first year guards can expect more hours as senior guards return to college.
Applications must be received no later than March 22, 2013 for consideration. Applications received after this date will be set aside and only considered if we do not receive enough applicants.
Last year, an error was made, and senior guards and assistant managers were overpaid by $1 per hour. We will be adhering to the correct pay scale this year, as outlined in the attached document.
Two options for completing an application are available:
A form that can be printed and completed by hand. Click here.
A form that can be completed on the computer and emailed. Click here. Please note that this is a new option, and some technical glitches may occur! You may have to select to view the document with a different browser to have access to the fill-in version. If you can't get, just print and fill out.
Application: Fill-in online and email
Application: Print, fill in by hand and mail to P.O. Box
Job Descriptions and Pay Rates
Here's to a great summer at Murraywood!