I am the President of Miami Masters Swimming Club. The club has for many years trained & held Masters swimming carnivals at the Miami pool which, as you know, is being redeveloped. We have also for many years had the use of a small shed at the pool where we have kept a fridge, an electric jug, some other appliances, & various gear such as chairs & tables. After training sessions this area has been used for members to get together & socialise for an hour or so, & has also served as a means of introducing new members to the club. With the pool redevelopment we are keen to ensure there will remain such a facility.
When talking to a longstanding friend, John Brent, about this he said “give Tom Tate a call & tell him I said he’s an action man”. Hence this email, as I don’t have your mobile number – mine is 0407 546 364.
As you know, Masters Swimming provides a valuable community function. It encourages people of all ages to be active. Miami Masters includes members who have various disabilities - autistic, hearing impaired, loss of a limb & so on, & they have always been welcome. On a competitive basis the Club has over many years been very successful, & has a couple of members who are World Champions, with many State, National & world records held by past & present members.
I understand you are moving to Buccaneer Court, Paradise Waters – John Crisp a Life Member of our Club & his wife Bernice will be your new neighbours - they live at 38 Buccaneer Court. John has been a very successful swimmer with our Club over many years, & holds many World records. I have spoken to John & you may be prevailed upon to join the Club!
Miami Masters has a longstanding good relationship with the Miami Amateur swimming club, & has over many years assisted that club with its activities, including providing timekeepers & officials for its carnivals.
Any assistance or guidance you can provide on how best the Club can ensure the continuing availability of a clubroom from the time the new pool opens to the public would be appreciated. One cannot over-emphasise the post training social aspect of the club as a catalyst for membership. Club members are willing helpers& if we can assist in some way by fitting out such a clubroom I am sure many members would put up their hands. The important thing is to get such a facility.
If you would like further information please give me a call.
David Boylson, Solicitor
BOYLSON & COLLYER
P.O. Box 19, Boonah, Queensland 4310, Australia
Telephone: 61 7 54631611 Facsimile: 61 7 54631874