Mill Creek Towne Swim Association – Home of the Marlins

7285 Mill Run Dr, Derwood MD 20855 (PO Box 5603 Derwood, MD 20855) 301-926-8849
Mill Creek Towne Swim Association – Home of the Marlins

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What’s happening at the Creek?

Here are the upcoming activities at the pool. (Social Dates are Tentative)

  • Tue, Aug 14 - 8:00 pm ---- Water Aerobics
  • Wed, Aug 15 - 6:30 am ---- Adult Early Bird Swim
  • Fri, Aug 17 - 6:30 am ---- Adult Early Bird Swim
  • Sat, Aug 25 - 7:00 pm ---- Texas Holdem Poker Tournament
  • Sat, Sep 1 - 8:30 pm ---- Red Solo Cup Social - Pool Closes @ 8:30 pm
  • Sun, Sep 2 - 6:00 pm ---- Ice Cream Social/Family Picnic
  • Mon, Sep 3 - 5:00 pm ---- Dog Swim
  • Mon, Sep 3 - 5:00 pm ---- Pool Closes

For a complete list of events this summer at the pool check out the Events Page

August Open House Promotion Night
We will be hosting an open house Friday July 27th @ 6:00 for people interested in our August Trial Membership. Tell your friends and neighbors about this awesome deal – $175 for August 1st – Labor Day.
Isle of Dogs

MCTSA Swim-A-Thon
Attention swimmers! MCT will be joining forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and holding a Swim-A-Thon this coming Friday, July 27th. This will be an all-day event! (All Star Swimmers you can count your practice laps for the Swim-A-Thon!) We will end the day with a food truck, Say Cheese, from 5:30-7:00 and a movie, “Isle of Dogs” at 6:30 p.m.
We hope as many swimmers as possible will join in this event! Please encourage your family and friends to support you by donating to our team page at:
http://pages.lightthenight.org/nca/Montcomd18/millcreektownemarlins
Pledges can be made as a general donation, or as a per lap donation. If per lap, please let your sponsors know how many laps you swam after the event so that they may go online to make their donation. Here is a link to a pledge form to keep track of those wishing to pledge by lap.
http://mctsa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Pledge-sheet.pdf
Monies raised will be credited to the MasonStrong LLS Light the Night Team. Mason was diagnosed with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March of 2016 and fought for two years before losing his battle with cancer on March 9th of this year. Mason will be the Remembered Hero at the Rockville Light the Night Walk on Saturday, October 13th. (Mason’s Mom, Keli, is also a Magruder alumni.)

Thank you for participating! If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Rahr at ellenrahr@gmail.com or 301-651-9855.

Below is copy you can send to family and friends asking them to support MCT with our Swim-A-Thon:

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Hello,
The Mill Creek Towne Marlins are teaming up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to host a special Swim A Thon event this coming Friday, July 27th. This will be an all-day event and anyone is welcome to come out and swim laps or cheer on a swimmer!
Please join our team’s effort by supporting our swimmers and donate today as well as share our online giving page with friends and family:
http://pages.lightthenight.org/nca/Montcomd18/millcreektownemarlins
If you wish to pledge per lap instead of just a general donation, please contact your swimmer directly and let them know. Once the swim-A-thon is complete, the swimmer will tell you the number of laps he or she swam, and then you can donate here.
Regardless of the type of donation, please make sure to indicate the swimmer’s name in the “your message” section before you submit your donation.

Your support of our swim-a-thon will save lives not someday, but today. Be sure to check our team page frequently to see our progress! Monies raised will be credited to the MasonStrong Light The Night team.

Did you know….
In the past month, the U.S Food and Drug Administration has approved two groundbreaking therapies, pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) for patients with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) and venetoclax (Venclexta®) for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic leukemia (SLL). These represent true improvements in treatments for blood cancer patients, and are proof of the value of investment in finding cancer cures.

Swim Lessons
We will once again be offering swim lessons this summer to both members and non-members.
Click here for complete details.

Don’t Forget to Pay Your 2018 Dues
To pay your 2018 dues:
1. Log on to eSoft Planner – Click here to go to the Membership Database
2. Select your membership level.
3. Select to pay online (3% credit cart fee will be added) or mail you check to MCTSA PO Box 5603 Derwood, MD 20855
4. Tell a friend about what a great place MCT is.

NEW! – Initiation Fee Payment Plans
To lessen the initial 1st year expense of joining the pool, we are now allowing the initiation fee ($525) to be be spread out over multiple years. When you join the pool, you can opt to pay the one time initiation fee in installments over 1-4 years. For complete details on membership types and fees, click here to go to the Membership Page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Membership Director @ membership@mctsa.com

2018 Letter to Members

Mill Creek Towne Pool Families,

I hope you are excited about the upcoming 2018 pool season!

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I welcome you and your family to the 2018 Mill Creek Towne Pool season! The pool will open on Saturday, May 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. We are busy preparing an awesome year full of fun, family-friendly activities, starting with the Member BBQ at 12:00 pm that day.

Budget Vote:
The first order of business for you as members, is to come to the annual budget meeting on Monday February 19, 2018 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. @ Ledos in Derwood (Mondays is $6 calzone night) and vote on the proposed budget and amendments to the bylaws. Below are links to the budget and bylaws changes:
2018 Operating Budget
2018 Bylaw Chagnes

We need at least 15 members to come to the meeting and vote. The good budget news is that we have managed to keep the annual dues at the same rate as 2017!

Bylaw Changes:
One of the major comments that we have heard over the years is that the upfront cost (annual dues + initiation fee) to join the pool is cost prohibitive. As a result we have proposed 2 by-law changes that we hope will help bolster our membership numbers. The first proposed change will allow the one time initiation fee to be paid over a period of multiple years as established by the board. Pending the approval of this change, the board has set the period that the initiation fee can be paid over to a maximum of 4 years (equal payments + $25 administrative fee each year after the first year) . The second change reduces the dues for an associate membership for members that renew at the associate level for a second year (requires board approval).

Swim Team Practice:
Another change that we would like to announce is a modification to the swim team practice schedule. Over the past several years, the number of 8 and under swimmers has been trending lower. One of the reasons cited for this decline is the lack of working family/camp friendly practice times for the 8 and unders. Hopefully this new schedule will benefit not only the 8 and unders but also the other age groups that couldn’t make the earlier start times.

Afternoon Practice once school gets out (Mon, Tues, and Thurs):
10 and under – 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
11 and up – 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
The morning schedule will not be changing and it is recommend that your swimmer(s) attend the morning practice if their and your schedules permit.

We need your help!
1. Be the Buzz – You are our best marketing tool. Follow us on Facebook (Mill Creek Towne Swim Association) – like, comment and share our posts.
2. Recruit New Members – Tell your friends and neighbors about MCT. Spread the news about our new swim team practice schedule and payment plans.
3. Social Committee – Our amazing social committee from the previous 3 years (thanks Kerri and Colleen!) have hung up their social tiaras. If you want to help out for the whole year or just assist in a single event, please let us know.
4. Assistant Membership Coordinator – Another awesome volunteer (Liz) has been the membership coordinator for the last several years and could use an assistant to help keep the membership database accurate and up to date.

Payment Plans:
In addition to the new payment plan option for new membership initiation fees, we will once again be offering the option to pay your annual dues over several months with the final payment being due by May 1st. You will receive an email in the near future with details.

We would love to hear from you:
If anyone has any comments, concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me – president@mctsa.com or the entire board – board@mctsa.com.

Jeff Rahr

Fees and Dues for 2018. 

Membership fees (for existing members) paid before May 1, 2018 will be at the regular rate.
Fees paid on or after May 1, 2018 will be assessed a $25 late.
Full Family Membership – $550
Two – person Membership – $440
Single membership – $320
Senior membership – $320
Associate Membership – $640 (1st year) $692.50 (2nd year)
Nanny/Granny – $80
Inactive Fee – $75
One time Initiation Fee ($525 if paid in 1 year, $550 if paid in 2 years, 575 if paid in 3 years, 600 if paid in 4 years)
We offer no Initiation Fee Memberships to Active Duty Military Personnel

Join MCTSA!

Interested in joining our pool?  For complete information see the Membership page or contact us by email:  membership@mctsa.com