President's Letter

December 10, 2019

 

Dear Sun Valley community:

We have already had our first snow storm in Lexington, and it is hard to imagine that we should be thinking about the 2020 summer swim and tennis season at Sun Valley. But, there is much to do to prepare for what will surely be another exciting summer of swim and tennis. 

Last year was a very successful year at the club. Attendance was outstanding, we had many guests, our waiting list for new members maintains a healthy growth, and the tennis programs in particular have taken off for both young and older members.

Next year we will be hosting the swim team championships on Saturday, August 1, and we will continue to make improvements around the club to ensure that Sun Valley remains one of the most sought after swim and tennis clubs in Lexington and surrounding communities.

In setting the membership fees for 2020, you will note only a very modest increase, in most cases below the cost of living index. The Board of Directors was unanimous in its desire to minimize fee increases for 2020. While we recognize that we face rising minimum wage expenses for our lifeguards and steady increases in facilities costs, we are committed to keeping Sun Valley affordable for all our members will remain vigilant in preparing our budget.

A priority for 2020 will be improvements to the tennis courts and better delineating and securing the property boundary with our neighbors, Lexington Christian Academy. You will also see an ongoing move toward incorporating more digital platforms into our facility, for example increasing the options for credit card payments, continually updating our website, and expanding our marketing efforts particularly around the Harrington School district. It goes without saying that we are very fortunate to have manager Ralph Brooks and assistant manager Laura Conti, working tirelessly behind the scenes to help move these efforts forward.

We wish everyone in the Sun Valley community all the very best for the holidays as we look forward to the warm weather ahead and another terrific season of swimming and tennis.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Stephan Voss
President,
Sun Valley Board of Directors

(781) 862-3122

Mailing Address: Sun Valley Associates, PO Box 64, Lexington, MA 02420

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