Reader offers ways pool supporters can help

February 13, 2024

Reader offers ways pool supporters can help

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Dear Editor,

Please print the following information:

Are you a family looking to swim together on the weekends, or have kids in need of swim lessons and water safety?  Do your enjoy swim exercise programs or need therapeutic relief from a chronic condition?  Do you enjoy lap and recreational swimming?  Are you a healthcare provider who advises water therapy for your patients? As a concerned citizen, do you believe that the pool plays an important part in the health and wellness of the community?

If you answer “yes” to any of the above questions, here’s how you can help us save the West Shore Community College pool.  With a decision on the pool expected soon, the support of the community as a whole is vitally important.

Share your thoughts and personal experiences:

  • Communicate with your elected Board of Trustee members. Email with “To All Board Trustees” in the subject line.
  • Write a letter to the editor of the Ludington Daily News, the Mason County Press  or other local media. For the Ludington Daily News, you can email to: and include your name and phone number.  For the Mason County Press, you can email to: and include your name, full address and phone number.
  • Attend the upcoming College Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for February 19, 2024, at 4PM at the Administrative & Conference Building (on campus)
  • Join our group by e-mailing, and we will keep you informed of our efforts.  No dues are required.
  • “Like”  Friends of the Pool on Facebook.

Most important, the college will have a public forum on the future of the pool; it will be announced in the paper when it is scheduled. Please plan to attend.

Tom Kalina



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