Call for Candidates for Board of Directors

Full members will vote at the Annual Membership Meeting on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 4 at 4pm) to fill seven seats on the Rock Creek Pool Board of Directors.

If you are a full member (not August or Summer) and are interested in running for the Board, please email Michael Abate ( In your email, provide a short bio explaining who you are and why you would like to be on the board. This bio will be shared with the voters prior to the election.

The deadline to enter your name for consideration is Sunday, August 27.

Fiesta Night 2017

FIESTA NIGHT! is tonight! What you should know

When we said this was the party of the season, we weren’t kidding!

Looks like tonight’s FIESTA will have a tremendous turnout! We’ll do our best to make sure everyone is fed on time and able to enjoy themselves, but we thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility. And in turn, please remember to thank the volunteers who are helping tonight. Without them, none of this would be possible!

Here are some important things you need to know:
* We have just enough space for everyone who has registered, but please share your table so everyone has a place to eat.
* Check in when you arrive and get a wrist band. We will call people up in groups when it is time to eat. Each ticket holder needs a wrist band.
* Bar opens at 5 p.m. Bring CASH as we will have a FULL BAR selling beer, wine, spirits and margaritas. Water, soda and juice is free.
* We’ll start calling names for dinner at 6 p.m. Please wait for your group to be called.
* Salsa (food) contest is scheduled for 6 p.m.
* Salsa (dance) lessons should be around 7:15 p.m.
* Dance party kicks off around 8 p.m.

Fiesta Night 2017

Enter the Fiesta Night Salsa Contest

Do you make the best salsa? Then let us know and enter the 2017 Rock Creek Pool Salsa Contest!

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. RSVP to Laura Abate ( so that we have an idea of how many salsa entrants to expect!
  2. Bring 2 cups (or more) of your absolutely awesome homemade salsa to Fiesta Night.
  3. Fill out a card providing your name and list of the ingredients.

The judges will sample your salsa entry at 6 p.m. and announce the winner. After that, all Fiesta Night attendees are welcome to enjoy the salsas.

Best part? The winner will receive a $25 gift card to WORLD MARKET and be immortalized as the 2017 RCP Salsa Champion.

(So enter today! And if you haven’t already, be sure to buy your Fiesta Night tickets before it is too late!)

2017 Social Calendar

2017 Social Calendar

2017 Social Calendar

2017 Social Calendar

The 2017 social calendar is set and what a season it’s going to be! We’ve lined up six happy hours, three cookouts, two movie nights, three music nights, one trivia night and one karaoke night!

Whew! That is a lot of fun! But these events can’t happen without pool member support. Sign up now to captain an event.

Not only will you be the toast of the pool, but if you are the captain of an event, you will win these AMAZING prizes!

  • Reserved table at the event you host – your choice!
  • Reserved parking spot in the upper lot the whole day of the event
  • Recognition and R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  • The feeling of making everyone who attends your event HAPPY!

And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to join RCP’s private group on Facebook for updates and notices throughout the season.

WE NEED YOU! Sign up with Social 2017

Volunteering at Rock Creek Pool is about to get crazy! As you know, our pool is run by a completely volunteer board, and all of the fun activities we like to do at the pool require even more volunteers. We are about to kick off another great season at the pool and WE NEED YOU! The social committee has been working to keep our activities fresh and fun, and your ideas and suggestions are also always welcome!

Starting this summer, if you sign up as a volunteer to host a social event, you will win these AMAZING prizes!

  • Reserved table at the event you host–your choice!
  • Reserved parking spot in the upper lot the whole day of the event
  • Recognition and R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  • The feeling of making everyone who attends your event HAPPY!

In case you’re not sure what’s involved if you volunteer, here’s what it’s like to host a happy hour at the pool:

  1. You go buy food and drinks
  2. You roll up to your RESERVED parking spot the day of the event
  3. You set your family up at your RESERVED table
  4. You set up the event table(s) with your food and drinks
  5. You make your fellow pool members HAPPY while having fun yourself!
  6. You submit your receipts for a QUICK reimbursement

See, it’s easy!

Sign up — we would love to have all of the host slots filled by May 19th, so sign up early.

Thank you in advance!

John Sebastian says welcome back

Welcome back — social calendar is being set

The Social Committee welcomes you to another fun and festive season at Rock Creek Pool! We’re finalizing the lineup for this summer but here is a quick run down of what we have planned:

  • In May, we kick off the summer with a “welcome back” happy hour, plus our first “Movies on the Hill” night and the always awesome Memorial Day BBQ.
  • For June, we are planning the pool’s first TRIVIA NIGHT so get ready to show off your plethora of useless knowledge! In addition to our second movie night, we also are hosting live music and the return of our popular Karaoke Night!
  • July brings the annual Independence Day Cookout and another live music night. Then we’ll have the party of the season — FIESTA NIGHT, this year with a salsa lesson and dance party after dark!
  • In August and September, we’ll welcome our new members, say goodbye to vacation days with the Labor Day Cookout and rock out at our third live music night to conclude our season.

For the latest news on events and activities at RCP, check back here, AND if you are on Facebook, be sure to join our Rock Creek Pool group page.

We hope the 2017 season is one you’ll enjoy and we look forward to seeing everyone May 19 for our first happy hour!


— Michael Abate, Kelly Briscoe, Patrick Moffitt, and Allison Kirsch (Your RCP Social Committee)

And with that, we’ll leave you with the great John Sebastian …

2016 Annual Meeting: Vote Results & New Board of Directors

The candidates who have been elected today to two-year terms on the Board of Directors of Rock Creek Pool are (in alphabetical order):
Michael Abate
Roy Ashley
Andrew Baird
Rick Blum
Iain Gold
Allison Kirsch
Marge Martin
Patrick Moffitt
Returning to the Board (with terms expiring in September 2017) are:
Kent Allen
Kelly Briscoe
Tom Gletner
Marek Gootman
Tim Nealis
Jane Ward
Sharon Winick
MODERNIZATION LOAN — In addition, the pool members APPROVED the loan for the modernization effort by a vote of 70-27.
PURPLE LINE SALE — 97 votes have been cast. President Ekstrom held the meeting open for one week to collect additional votes online from the membership on the question of whether to allow the Board to negotiate the best deal for the sale of land for the Purple Line. (Information on how to vote online will be forthcoming.)