2020 Pool Closure

It is with sadness that the MWP Board informs you that the pool will not be opening this season. This is of because of the ongoing Covid Pandemic. Many hours were spent discussing and thoroughly examining several different factors before a decision was made. Factors including but not limited to logistically being able to not only meet our neighborhood expectations daily but also the added mandatory requirements placed by the City of Indianapolis. As a neighborhood HOA, we could not be responsible for any health risks that people may encounter during this new and unknown virus. Our lifeguards are young adults from our community, and we pride ourselves on hiring them to keep swimmers safe. They should not be patrolling a schedule of swimmers to ensure capacity numbers or having their focus on cleaning and other tasks that would take away from their primary job. We felt it impossible to meet the Health Departments guidelines with our limited supplies and employees. The budget that is allocated for this year’s pool season will now go towards fixing the baby pool and other amenities for the pool.

With that said, to say that this decision will be unpopular is an understatement. We have heard from many in our community and we know our neighbor and friends are hurting. All our daily lives have been turned upside and many were looking forward to using the pool as way to enjoy the summer and get some sense of normalcy back in our lives. We know you will be angry, saddened, and disappointed and for that we are sorry. We look forward to the 2021 season and hope all of you stay healthy and stay safe.

Tentative Pool Opening Update

We are looking for any neighbors that will be willing to assist with the opening of the pool once all government mandated restrictions are lifted. Currently, we are looking at opening the pool towards the end of May because that is when there are openings. We should have the exact date of “opening” soon, but we will need all hands on deck to help with prep work before that happens.

For this to happen, we will need as much assistance as possible from neighbors. Justin has done this with his family the past couple years and unfortunately is injured right now. This injury will prevent him from doing it alone this year. He can help, but he cannot do the majority of the work.

At this time also, the baby pool does not have an anticipated opening date. We have a leak in the baby pool that we have been trying to get addressed since August 2019, and we have not been able to get it taken care of yet.

Right now, once all mandated restrictions are lifted our main concern is opening our pool and we will continue to address the baby pool after the main pool is dealt with.

Neighborhood Assistance

Over the past week fliers went into every mail box in Meridian Woods Park to offer assistance to our neighbors that could need help during this pandemic. If you would like to be added to the list of “helpers” please email meridian.woods.park1@gmail.com (Please put “helper” in the subject line and I will get you added to the list.

If you need assistance during this time, please email meridian.woods.park1@gmail.com or call 317-784-2872 and we will try to get you the help you need.

Clubhouse Closed

*NOTICE*

Effective immediately the MWP Clubhouse will be closed to all.

As we work through the current recommendations of the CDC we need to do our part to practice social distancing as well. All rentals and social gatherings are canceled for the time being. (Martial Arts, Yoga, Easter Party, etc). We do not have the ability to properly disinfect the clubhouse after each event and therefore need to put the health and safety of everyone first.

At this time, we do not have an opening date for the Clubhouse.

Dues payments can be dropped in the lock box outside the clubhouse.

Please email meridian.woods.park1@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Valentine’s Day Event

The First Annual Valentine card make and take. This Free workshop is for those 2 to 102 years of age. Join us and make a card for a loved one or someone in the service. We will provide basic supplies but feel free to bring your own scissors, and any valentine themed rubber-stamps, stencils, ribbon or other items you would be willing to share and then take back home.
The card make and take is for Meridian Woods Park residents only and will take place on February 9th from 1:00 to 2:30at the clubhouse. Light snacks will be provided. For questions please call Elaine Bishop from 10am to 6 pm. Come join in the festivities!

Annual Board Meeting

We are looking for interested neighbors to join the board!

Our annual meeting is quickly approaching on March 9th at 7pm. At this meeting we vote in new board members. We’d love to have you join the board! Please send Heather (meridian.woods.park1@gmail.com) a small bio if you are interested in joining the board.

We will have 3 positions open up for this year, each position is a 3 year term and meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of each month. If you can’t make a meeting – that’s ok! We understand life happens and the board will fill you in after the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on March 9th at 7pm.

Updated Information – Breakfast with Santa

**UPDATED INFORMATION**

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Our MWP Annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on 12/14/19 from 9am – 10:30am.  This is a correction from the newsletter and the Facebook post that was previously shared.  We had a snafu with the Facebook Event and had to change the time of the event. 

Please join us at the clubhouse for a quick bite to eat and to see Santa!  Make sure to bring your camera as we do not have a photographer present.

This event is for MWP residents and their guests ONLY.  

Friendly Clubhouse Reminder

Please do not use tape to hang things in the clubhouse. When you remove the tape part of the paint goes with it and sometimes the tape is left behind for someone else to clean up.

We just had the clubhouse repainted last week and we would like it to remain looking fresh and new for everyone to enjoy!

If there is tape left after your rental or if paint is removed from a painted surface, we will have to keep your deposit.

Out of the Office

As a reminder:

I am out of the office until 10/21/19. I will be working remotely and answering emails intermittently during this time. Please feel free to email any questions/concerns during this time and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

If you need to get a hold of someone immediately, please contact any board member.