Rock Creek Pool Membership Policy
Rock Creek Pool, Inc. (RCP) is a non-profit organization owned by 400 members (referred to as “Members”). RCP enjoys a strong membership and healthy wait list. The boundaries for membership are detailed at RockCreekPool.com.
The 400 members, as defined in the bylaws, currently have a $1150 stake in the Corporation with full voting privileges and full use of the facilities. Associate Members shall be limited to persons in the immediate family of and residing with a Member. Associate Members retain full use of the facilities.
Boundaries for Membership
In order to apply for and obtain membership in Rock Creek Pool, Inc., the applicant must reside within specific geographic boundaries. Once equity membership in Rock Creek Pool, Inc. is obtained, the Member may reside outside the membership boundaries and still retain membership in the pool.
RCP maintains a waitlist for membership. To increase access to the facilities, RCP grants Summer Swim privileges to the top 250 families/individuals on the waitlist. Summer Swimmers are allowed to use the facilities at RCP as well as join the swim and dive teams, and take tennis lessons. The 2019 dues for Summer Swimmers on the wait list are $725 per summer.
August Swim privileges are granted to the next 75 families on the waitlist. August Swimmers may use the facilities from August 1 to the closing of the pool. The 2019 dues for August Swimmers on the waitlist are $275 per summer.
If the individual/family on the waitlist moves from/resides outside the RCP boundaries, they are no longer eligible for membership and will be removed from the waitlist.
Individuals on the waitlist who are offered Equity Membership in the Corporation must accept the membership or lose their position on the waitlist.
Equity Members who have reached the age of 65 and who have had their equity membership for at least 20 years may sell their share and retain summer swim privileges. The 2019 dues for Senior Swimmers (individual/couple) are $200 per summer. A daily access fee is no longer required.
The Board determines the rates for summer dues, annually. The 2019 dues are $595 for Equity Members, $725 for Summer Swimmers, $275 for August Swimmers, and $200 for Senior Swimmers. Summer dues not received by April 30 are subject to a $50 per month late fee. In cases of financial hardship, written requests may be made to arrange a payment schedule. Failure to pay summer dues or to make arrangements to pay summer dues results in the loss of pool privileges and possible forced sale of the membership or removal from the waitlist.
RCP allows individuals living in the same household as the Member, such as daycare providers, to pay a $50 fee for summer use of the facilities. Non-resident daycare providers are allowed access to the pool only with the member or an associate member after paying a $50 fee for the summer. Live-in daycare providers (e.g., au pairs) who have paid the $50 fee may use the pool without a member or associate member present. The name of the daycare provider must be provided when paying the season dues.
Deferment of Summer Dues
Equity Members may defer their swim privileges/payment for two non-consecutive summers during the course of their membership in the Corporation for $100 per summer. If the Member is required to be out of the area for an extended period of time, a written request may be made to the Board for an exception.
Summer Swimmers may pay $25 per summer to retain their position on the waitlist if they will not be using the pool during the season. There is no limitation on the number of Summer Swim waivers.
August Swimmers not accepting August swim privileges may retain their position on the waitlist by selecting this option during the season registration.
Waiver requests, that are denied or those requests that are not timely received, require full payment of dues.
Non-Payment of Summer Dues
Summer dues are payable by April 30 each year. The current late fee for non-payment of dues is $50 per month. Summer dues not paid by September 1 will result in the sale of the membership with all dues and fees deducted from the current value of the membership. Waitlist individuals will be removed from the waitlist.
In cases of divorce, the Member has the right to keep the membership, sell the membership to the ex-spouse, or sell the membership to RCP. If the ex-spouse is not granted the membership and remains in RCP boundaries, the Board will make a determination of membership status on a case-by-case basis after a written request is received.
Equity Members, Associate Members, Summer Swimmers, August Swimmers, and Senior Swimmers must remain on the pool grounds with their guests. The current guest fee is $5 per guest, per visit regardless of age or use of the facilities. The guest policy is discussed in the rules and regulations. Additional guest policies are as follows:
Board members are allowed to bring up to 6 guests at a time to the pool free of charge.
Members who rent their homes may transfer the use of the membership to the tenants for the season. Waitlist families (Summer Swimmers and August Swimmers) are not afforded the same privilege.
Transfer of Membership
Due to the length of the waitlist, all memberships must be sold back to the pool or transferred to the buyer with the sale of the house. The bylaws do not allow for the private sale of memberships.
Updated: February 2019
The Board reserves the right to modify and update these policies at any time.