Social Events


Message from Social Committee Chair Paul Dean


The SRA Social Committee is putting together a great set of events for this summer and I hope that we will have record-breaking attendance throughout the season. This year's events have been designed to preserve the long-standing traditions that many families have enjoyed for years, while adding some new events and themes. Details are still being worked out, but these are highlights:

Summer Kickoff Party, Saturday, June 4, 7—11 pm
Join our SRA family and welcome another fun-filled summer at the pool.  This event is for adults 21 and over only.
 
Please RSVP AND volunteer:

Adult Swim – Adults only (18 and up) Sundays beginning June 5, 11 am—1 pm
Adults, here is your time to have the pool all to yourselves.  Coffee, orange juice, and donuts will be served.  Come out and enjoy a relaxing swim, read the paper, meet friends, chat, and unwind.  Members younger than 18 may enjoy the pool beginning at 1:00.
 

Popsicles at the Pool (End of School Party) Time: Thursday, June 23, 12:30—2:30 pm
The pool opens at noon! Come and celebrate the end of the school year by bringing a picnic: we’ll supply popsicles for dessert.  Floats will be allowed in the pool until 2:30 PM.
 

Happy Hour • Fridays in June, 6—8 pm
Bring an appetizer to share; $1 beer and wine.  Adults over 21 only!


2nd Annual SRA/Riverside Mixer • Sat., June 25
Join us once again for a great night out with our friends from Riverside Gardens Pool.  We will have beer, wine, and frozen drinks.  We will have a DJ and Karaoke.  We will have Cornhole, and other table related games.  SRA Members provide the apps- Riverside is bringing the dessert.  $20 price of admission.  Adults only (needless to say).

The ever popular Rockland's BBQ Food Truck will also be on site.  (Not included in the price of admission).  Be there!

Please RSVP AND volunteer:

4th of July • Family Event, Guests Welcome Ages 6+: $8 in Advance, $10 at the door Monday, July 4, 11:00 am—4:00 pm
Celebrate Independence Day at the pool with hot dogs, burgers, chips & sodas, a moon bounce, and Sno‐Cones.  We’ll have pool games, a whipped cream pie eating contest, and the always popular “Biggest Splash” competition.  If you’re in town for the holiday and have family/friends visiting, bring them along – the more the merrier!  Buy your tickets by July 1 so we can make sure we have enough food.

Please volunteer:

Family Fun Nights • Thursdays in July, 6:30–8 pm
Families are invited to bring floats, tubes, and toys into the main pool.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas will be sold if there are volunteers to cook the food – so sign up to cook! Lap lanes will be open for lap swimmers.  Please see calendar for exact dates. 
 
Please sign up to help out at the Shark Shack:
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090D4AAEAE2FA46-family2

Steak/Crab & Low Country Boil • Sat., July 23
Please join us for our annual Steak, Crab and Low Country Boil Night at the Pool.  For $35, you get all the delicious steak, sumptuous crabs and low country shrimp boil you can eat.  We will have beer, wine and our famous Gator Punch on hand as well.  The event is from 7 pm - 11 pm, adults only. 

We need RSVPs by Friday at 12:00 Noon so we know how much food to buy.  You can email social@stratfordrec.org, sign up at the pool, or respond via the Sign-Up Genius:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cabae22abfd0-srasteak 


SRA Teams Banquet and Awards Dinner • Sun., July 31, 5pm – 7pm
At the pavillion for all teams: Swim, Dive, and Tennis.  The pool will remain open during the event.

Farewell to Summer Party • Adults Only Saturday, August 27, 7—11 pm
Please join us for the final Social Event of the year - a Mexican Fiesta Dance and Margarita Party! Bring your sombreros, panchos, and best latina party dresses out.  This fiesta will feature:

Mexican Cervesa and Margaritas!
Catered Mexican Food Meal
DJ Dance Party!
Costume contest!
A Plethora of Pinatas!

and much more-------

Cost is $25 at the door, adults only.

We need RSVPs ASAP so we can plan the food and beverages accordingly.  Please RSVP and volunteer via the Sign-Up Genius
or e-mail social@stratfordrec.org.  Responding via Sign-Up Genius does not require you create an account or share your e-mail address.

Dog Swim Saturday, September 10, Noon—2 pm
All member dogs who love to swim; $5 per pup.


Tear-Down Day Saturday, September 10, Noon—4 pm


Many thanks to all the members who stepped up so far to participate in planning this summer's events or provided valuable feedback to improve your social offerings. We still have much to do in outlining the details of each event and coordinating logistics. We welcome anyone who has an interest in shaping our social calendar. We hope and expect that everyone who participates in the pool's social events this summer will volunteer some of their time to create the best experience possible for all.

I'm extremely excited about the coming summer and expect to see all of you out there cutting loose with friends old and new and enjoying what I believe is the best pool in Northern Virginia. Let's make this happen!

Sincerely,

Paul Dean 
Social Committee Chair


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