Why should I buy a share? What is the difference between a seasonal membership and a share membership?
Share Members pay a one-time fee of $200, which can be paid immediately or over two seasons, and become shareholders of Adelphi Recreation, Inc. Share Members are eligible to hold a position on the Board of Directors and are able to vote on decisions made at the Annual Shareholder Meeting.
All share members are automatically guaranteed the ability to join the pool in the following season, but seasonal members may only join the the next season if there are spaces available. In the recent past there have always been spaces available for share members and we continue to invite new members to join either as seasonal or as share members. However, our membership continues to grow and there will come a time when we have no more spaces available. At that time, seasonal members will no longer be able to join the pool.
On a more practical level, the annual dues for Share Members are less than those for Seasonal Members (currently they are $50 less), so if you plan on being with us for a few summers, it's a more cost-effective option and it is the option that guarantees you future access to the pool.
Another reason to buy a share is that we only offer the early bird discount to share members. Seasonal members already have a good reason to sign up early: to guarantee that they can join the pool. Practically, that means that if you decide to buy a share membership this year, you are getting a $50 discount by signing up early!
In addition, for the past several years, we gave each share member 5 free guest passes. This will continue again this year, another bonus for joining!