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Mission- - The mission of Friends of Plaza Pool is to promote the maintenance, improvement, utilization and appreciation of Plaza Pool for the health, safety and recreational benefit of the citizens of Alpena County and the surrounding area.
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Announcements and Events

FOPP announces their annual membership drive

Membership renewal time is upon us. Forms are available on this website using the link to the right, and at the pool. There is also a survey we would like you to fill out to help us choose activities which our membership thinks will be supportive of the pool. The survey is available at [here].

The latest Calendar Raffle drawing

The October lucky $100 dollar winner is Kay Kearley. Congratulations Kay!

Snorkel training event provides solid learning

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Saturday FOPP held its adult snorkel training from 11 - 1. Six participants enjoyed learning from
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Nick Meyers of Great Lakes Divers as he covered the various skills which help to make snorkeling practical and fun. FOPP members Al and Sandy Dziensinski, Marion Cook-Jagst and Mark Kinney helped with the event. This event is supported by the Alpena Township Youth and Recreation Millage grant.

August 19th Plaza Pool Celebration Picnic great success

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Lots of us showed up for the picnic at the Starlite Pavilion. The weather held off, and we had fabulous food.
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Four of us went for a swim in the surf and had fun doing that as well. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the event.
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FOPP Held their 11th annual Open Water Swim on August 13, 2016

We held our 11th open water swim today in mist and rain, together with warm water, wind and great support. In many ways, I am sure it was harder for the spectators and assistants and for the swimmers.

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Anyway, a big thank you to Krista Morrow for the guards, Vince Call for the kayak support, Barney Butler for the assistance with the course, Stan Mischley and others for timing, to Al Dziesinski for the signage and most
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especially to Sandy Dziesinski and Cheryl Bates for so much -- figuring out the cap numbering, organizing the tabulating, getting the bags set up, the food, the T-shirts ordered and purchased, and on and on. Finally, to all the others who support this event in so many ways, THANK YOU!!

And all this work created the following results.

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FOPP's fund raising efforts to keep Plaza Pool open in summer 2016 are working!

Friends of Plaza Pool announces the winner of the Quilt Raffle

Quilt co-maker Pat Brodziak drew the winning ticket on Monday at noon for the beautiful quilt which was made by Bobbie Cornell and herself. The winning ticket, number 1281 was purchased by Barbara Dean of Alpena.

A movie of the drawing is available at Those in the movie, from L - R: Hattie Sheppler, Carolyn Szatkowski, Pat Brodziak, Pool Director Krista Morrow, and Rose Rosenbrock.

First Euchre Turnament a success

The Euchre turnament at the Aplex on February 13 was a success which raised over $1200. Butch reported that the volunteers who worked on the turnament were some of the best workers he has ever had. Thank you everyone!

The FOPP summer fund raising efforts to keep Plaza Pool open for the summer are reaping the hard work of its members and friends. Currently we have raised over to $29,000. If you have not purchased yours yet you can do so at the Plaza Pool and at the Aplex. Drawings will be held the last Friday of each month at the Aplex.

We are now accepting donations by check made out to "FOPP" or "Friends of Plaza Pool" with a memo line of "Plaza Pool Summer 2016 fund".There is a lockable donation and pledge box at the pool. You can donate on-line through the Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan. Even though it says "endowment fund" it is agreed that all funds donated between now and March 31 will be given directly to our Plaza Pool summer funding. For more information visit:
The coached Swim is supported by Alpena County Youth and Recreation Millage

2016 FOPP Open Water Swim

Monthly Community Education Sessions

Saturday Coached Workouts

Saturday Coached Workouts Handouts
Board Information

Mark Kinney

Vice President

Marion Cook-Jagst

Al Dziesinski

At Large
Vince Call

At Large
Anne Sciba

At Large
Bernie Klimaszewski

At Large
Cheryl Bates

Website Developer

Mark Kinney

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