The Bandon Swimming Pool Development Corporation Board of Directors:
Meet the Board:
Future Home of the Bandon Aquatic Center:
Map of the Bandon Aquatic Center:
1936 Natatorim Burned with Town
1945-1960’s Various Citizens Committees, Fundraisers
1980’s City of Bandon Committee: City Manager, Bill Russell from City Council, Lions Club members.
1990’s Bond to form a Recreation District: Failed
2005 Michael Sterling with help from Bill Russell formed 501-C3 non-profit Bandon Community Swimming Pool Development Corporation
2006 Bandon School District 54 promises property on Hwy 101 near High School for long term $1.00 per year lease.
2005-2007 Many grants received, fundraisers successful. Costs incurred: Architect Fees, insurance, wetland studies, surveys, engineering.
2008 Recession, most grants stop
2012 Bond election, lawyer and court fees. Bond failed
School district retracted property deal.
10 acres purchased with vision that it bordered City Park and that City might trade for Park property and Pool Board could sell some of acreage.
2012-2014 New Board members, new ideas: Pool supported by a co-op and run by Board with professional employees.
2015 May 15, meeting at Library 50+ attending, support group formed:
LOOP (now 435 members)
Fundraising continued, endowments, pledges
Two members attended “How to Build a Pool” by USA Swimming in Montana. “More than half swimming pools in US are non-profit board administered and fee supported.”
2016 Feasibility Study:
9000 Population: Port Orford, Coquille, Bandon north past Bandon Dunes. $250,000 year for indoor solar heated pool(s), Paid Staff: I manager, 4-6 part time employees.
$40.00 per month from 500 members of co-op= $200,000 per year. Added funds from fund raisers and pass holders, punch cards.