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Last updated 02/09/2021
 

Board Members

BAC Board Members


Poolside

Meet the BAC board members. We are pleased to have a group of dedicated, enthusiastic citizens to oversee operations and provide the public with the finest aquatic facilities around.

Board Members

Karen Savory 2020-2024
I am a Hamilton resident for over 20 years and am a regular summertime user of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center. Thanks to inexpensive swim lessons offered through my hometown when I was a girl, I am a lifetime swimmer. I swam competitively in both high school and college and now swim for fun and fitness with our local master's swim team. Swimming has taught me many life lessons over the years, and now I would like to give back to the swimming community by serving on the pool board (Ravalli County Park District #2).


Vicky Mahon 2018-2022

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Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

My interest in the Bitterroot Aquatic Center stems from my two daughters, Gwen(13) and Josie(11). This will be the 6th summer our family will be involved with the Bitterroot Swim Team. Because swimming has become such an important part of our lives, I would like to give my time to the BAC to ensure the entire community can enjoy this facility for years to come. I believe I am qualified to be a board member of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center. I have served on the board of the Rotary Club of Hamilton on two separate occasions and am a past president of this service club. I have also served on the board of Ravalli County's Habitat for Humanity, and my wife Deana and I own and operate Massa Home Center in Hamilton.

Carla Albert 2011-2022

I have had the pleasure of serving on the BAC board since 2011. I am a native of the area and have lived in Hamilton for the past 25years raising my family. It is a combination of my profession as a physical therapist and my four children participating in the Bitterroot Swim Team that drew me to the Aquatic Center. One of my daughters was a lifeguard throughout high school and went on to swim at college and coach for BST. Before joining the board, I had first-hand experience with the outdoor seasonal pool. Through my career, I gained an appreciation for the year-round indoor pool utilizing it with clients. The indoor pool is unique in its size and temperature, making it ideal for those with arthritis and difficulties not to mention nice and warm for swimming lessons for little ones. We have worked together as a board on the BAC's mission and hope to continue to work toward its mission to provide the community with a high-quality, year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible, and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education. It is my pleasure to continue to serve and work toward improvements and increased use of the aquatic center.

Loretta Bundy 2005-2022

I have been associated with the BAC since 2004 and joined the board in 2005. Seeing what a unique facility it was made me want to be majorly involved. I have witnessed the many changes and challenges that the BAC deals with daily and yearly. The BAC is continually changing to fit the needs of the public while keeping an eye on the latest aquatic developments. I have witnessed several patrons overcome physical adversities with the help of our wonderful warm therapy pool. I look forward to helping in the development of more water time for our patrons and our community.

Ryal Weber 2020-2024

My name is Ryal Weber, and I am running for the Ravalli County Park District #2. I am native to the Bitterroot Valley and a local business owner for the last 13 years. I swam on the Bitterroot Swim Team for eight years in the '90s, and I am currently part of the BST family as both of my kids are on the team. Learning to swim and being part of the swim team made a big impact on my life as well as making so many life long friends. Knowing the impact that the BST made on my life, I would like for my kids as well as many others for years to come, to be able to have a place to swim like the Bitterroot Aquatic Center. I would love to see a space for community members to be able to swim year-round, and I hope to help with that by being on the BAC board. My vision would be that; the area high schools would be able to compete competitively with the many other schools around the state that have started teams in recent years. I understand that many groups love to use the BAC, and I will work to help everyone be heard in their needs of using the pool.

Marilyn Wildey 2020-2024

I've been a member of Park District # 2 Commission since the spring of 2019 when I volunteered and was appointed to fill a vacancy left by the departure of a previous commissioner.

I volunteered to serve on the commission because I believe physical activity is important to the health and vitality of the community. The Bitterroot Aquatic Center provides a place for people all ages and economic levels to play in the water, learn to swim, attend classes, swim laps, and develop a habit of movement. The Aquatic Center also provides safety training and employment opportunities for a cadre of lifeguards and other pool employees.

During the past year, I've learned that the demand for the use of the pool exceeds its availability. The community voted against making improvements that would have resulted in a year-round facility that would provide more aquatic opportunities. That makes the challenge for the next few years to work with the community now is to maintain and improve the existing facility and to determine how to provide programs people want at the pool to make the facility available to the greatest number of community members.

I am a fitness lap swimmer; my daughter was on the swim team for five years, and I've coached swimming. I wish to continue to serve the community and help make the Bitterroot Aquatic Center a place where more people can recreate and enjoy the water.


Questions, Concerns or Suggestions?

Please contact Marilyn Wildey at jmwildey@gmail.com


Board Agenda

Posted January 4th 2021

The purpose of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center is to provide the community with a high quality year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education. 

Monday, January 11, 2021    

Meeting held on Zoom to reduce risk. Link will be sent to Commission by 1/8/2021.

AGENDA

1. Meeting Open & Welcome

        Read Mission Statement, introductions of any guests

2. Housekeeping

        Review, amend as needed, and adopt the last meeting’s minutes.

3. Master Plan Development 

        Subcommittee Report: Outcome of subcommittee meeting on qualifications for Foundation Board Members. Discussion and comments from other Board members. (allow 10 Minutes).

4. Maintenance Committee Update

5Closed personnel discussion: Excuse Fern from the meeting to allow the Commission to review Fern’s 2020 goals and rate her performance. (allow 10 minutes). Call her back to the meeting to Discuss results with her and 2021 goals (allow 15 minutes). 

Discuss Byrons performance among the Commission and Manager (allow 10 minutes). Call Bryon into the meeting to discuss the evaluation. (allow 15 minutes)

6. Managers Report (allow 10 minutes)

 Attach for reference: Older BAC board applications/job description, Fern’s 2020 goals and job description, Bryon’s job description.

 Next month: Foundation board?? BST contract

ADJOURN

 Next Meeting:  Monday, February 8, 2121 at 6:30 PM


Board Members:

 *Carla Albert 2011-2022

*Loretta Bundy 2005-2022

 *Vicky Mahon 2018-2022

*Karen Savory 2020-2024 

*Ryal Weber 2020-2024 

*Marilyn Wildey 2019-2024

* Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

Board Agenda

Posted December 3, 2020

The purpose of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center is to provide the community with a high quality year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education. 

Monday, December 14th, 2020    

Meeting held at the BAC limited to 10 attendees masks required in the building due to COVID-19 restrictions. Zoom Meeting instead?

AGENDA

1. Meeting Open & Welcome

        Read Mission Statement, Review of outcomes, and agenda.         Introductions of any guests 

2. Housekeeping

        Adopt the last meeting's minutes with the request for changes & vote.

3. Master Plan Development 

        Update on Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation-Karen

        Discussion of method for criteria, locating interested

        people, and reviewing potential

        Foundation Board Members

4. Maintenance Committee Update

5Schedule date for Fern and Bryon’s performance evaluation.

        Out of district charges, result of UV cleaner search

Upcoming:  January performance evaluations, Board search   

ADJOURN

Next Meeting, Monday, January 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM ,

Board Members:

*Carla Albert 2011-2022
*Loretta Bundy 2005-2022

 *Vicky Mahon 2018-2022   

*Karen Savory 2020-2024

*Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

*Ryal Weber 2020-2024    

*Marilyn Wildey 2020-2024

Posted May 26th, 2020

The purpose of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center is to provide the community with a high quality year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education.

Monday, June 8th, 2020    

Meeting here at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center 6:30 p.m.

AGENDA

1. Meeting Open & Welcome

        Read Mission Statement, Review of outcomes, and agenda.         Introductions 
2. Housekeeping

        Adopt the last meeting's minutes with the request for changes & vote.

3. BST Meet

4. Board Members elect President, V Pres, Secretary, Treasurer

5.Maintenance Committee

6. Architectural Update

7. Manager's Report

ADJOURN

Next Meeting, July 13th, 6:30pm,

Board Members:

*Vicky Mahon 2018-2022
*Carla Albert 2011-2022
*Loretta Bundy 2005-2022

*Karen Savory 2020-2024

*Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

*Ryal Weber 2020-2024    

*Marilyn Wildey 2020-2024
*filed and elected w/ county for current 4-year term denoted, others mid-term appointment 

Board Agenda

Posted September 4th, 2020

The purpose of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center is to provide the community with a high quality year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education.

Monday, September 14th, 2020    

Meeting here at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center 6:30 p.m.

AGENDA

1. Meeting Open & Welcome 

Read Mission Statement, Review of outcomes, and agenda.
Introductions of any guests
2. Housekeeping

Adopt the last meeting's minutes with the request for changes & vote.

3. Summary of BST Events/Season

-Thoughts for 2021
- 2021 contract

4. Master Plan Development

Discussion from Dick Weber Meeting (Karen lead)
-Friends of Pool
-When to initiate?
-Has Dick met with Board to flesh out the next steps?
-How to recruit members/directors
-Create a subcommittee of the BAC Board to research and flesh out proposals? Or involve the whole Board?

5.Maintenance Update

6. Quarterly Financials

7. Manager's Report

ADJOURN

Next Meeting: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Board Members:

*Carla Albert 2011-2022
*Loretta Bundy 2005-2022
*Vicky Mahon 2018-2022
*Karen Savory 2020-2024
*Ryal Weber 2020-2024
*Marilyn Wildey 2019-2024
* Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

Board Agenda

Posted October 5, 2020

The purpose of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center is to provide the community with a high quality year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education.   

Monday, October 12, 2020    

Meeting held at the BAC limited to 10 attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions.

AGENDA

1.   Meeting Open & Welcome 

 Read Mission Statement, Review of outcomes and agenda.         Introductions of any guests

2. Housekeeping

Adopt the last meeting's minutes with the request for changes & vote.

3. Master Plan Development

Findings from subcommittee meeting with Dick Weber Meeting (Karen, Vicki, Loretta)

-Should we develop a timeline/goals?

-When to/how to develop the 501 (c) 3

-Do we need to discuss with County Commissioners?

-Mission statement for the Friends of the Pool or what should its name be?  Does that matter at this point? 


  Strawman Mission Statement:  The Mission of the xxx is to increase community support for and help raise funds to improve the opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety and education at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center.   

4. Maintenance Committee Update-tour of the Pump Room?

5. Manager's Report

ADJOURN

Next Meeting:  Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM 

Board Members:

*Carla Albert 2011-2022
*Loretta Bundy 2005-2022
*Vicky Mahon 2018-2022
*Karen Savory 2020-2024
*Ryal Weber 2020-2024
*Marilyn Wildey 2019-2024
* Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

Board Agenda

Posted November 3rd, 2020

The purpose of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center is to provide the community with a high quality year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education.

Monday, November 9, 2020   

Meeting held at the BAC limited to 10 attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions.

AGENDA

1. Meeting Open & Welcome

 Read Mission Statement, Review of outcomes, and agenda.         Introductions of any guests.   


2. Housekeeping

Adopt the last meeting's minutes with the request for changes & vote.


3. Master Plan Development

Mission Statement. The mission of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center Foundation Inc. is to work with the Ravalli County Park District II commissioners to increase community support for and raise funds to improve the opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, education, and facility development at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center. vote- is the Mission Statement for Bitterroot Aquatic Center Foundation correct or need edits?


Articles of Incorporation. We reviewed the most last month. At some point, we’ll have to ensure that the name for the foundation isn’t already taken. If we fill in the blanks with the Mission Statement and the pool address with Karen’s name as contact, are they basically complete?


By-Laws. Took much time last month to review and answer questions. Were pretty detailed up to Article VI when it got late. Anything we discussed last month needs more clarification? Begin with Article VI and work to the end with review and questions. If it gets too late, table the remainder for next month.


What is needed:
Karen- share your To-Do List with the group.


4. Maintenance Committee Update


5.Managers Report

Status of Open Swim, Drop-in lessons? Other city’s pool charges? Preliminary budget?

Upcoming: Final budget proposal in December. Evaluations for Fern and Byron in January.

ADJOURN

Next Meeting: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Board Members:

*Carla Albert 2011-2022
*Loretta Bundy 2005-2022
*Vicky Mahon 2018-2022
*Karen Savory 2020-2024
*Ryal Weber 2020-2024
*Marilyn Wildey 2019-2024
* Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

Board Agenda

Posted November 3rd, 2020

The purpose of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center is to provide the community with a high quality year-round aquatic center that is affordable, accessible and provides excellent opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, and education.

Monday, November 9, 2020   

Meeting held at the BAC limited to 10 attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions.

AGENDA

1. Meeting Open & Welcome

 Read Mission Statement, Review of outcomes, and agenda.         Introductions of any guests.   


2. Housekeeping

Adopt the last meeting's minutes with the request for changes & vote.


3. Master Plan Development

Mission Statement. The mission of the Bitterroot Aquatic Center Foundation Inc. is to work with the Ravalli County Park District II commissioners to increase community support for and raise funds to improve the opportunities for recreation, fitness, competition, water safety, education, and facility development at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center. vote- is the Mission Statement for Bitterroot Aquatic Center Foundation correct or need edits?


Articles of Incorporation. We reviewed the most last month. At some point, we’ll have to ensure that the name for the foundation isn’t already taken. If we fill in the blanks with the Mission Statement and the pool address with Karen’s name as contact, are they basically complete?


By-Laws. Took much time last month to review and answer questions. Were pretty detailed up to Article VI when it got late. Anything we discussed last month needs more clarification? Begin with Article VI and work to the end with review and questions. If it gets too late, table the remainder for next month.


What is needed:
Karen- share your To-Do List with the group.


4. Maintenance Committee Update


5.Managers Report

Status of Open Swim, Drop-in lessons? Other city’s pool charges? Preliminary budget?

Upcoming: Final budget proposal in December. Evaluations for Fern and Byron in January.

ADJOURN

Next Meeting: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Board Members:

*Carla Albert 2011-2022
*Loretta Bundy 2005-2022
*Vicky Mahon 2018-2022
*Karen Savory 2020-2024
*Ryal Weber 2020-2024
*Marilyn Wildey 2019-2024
* Jeff Wolfe 2020-2024

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