Membership


 

History

In 1958 Hidenwood Pool was created by an endowment from the Hiden Family in conjunction with the development of the Hidenwood neighborhood. The property is to be used for recreation purposes.

The founding members paid dues for several years before construction of the facility began. Over 50 years later, our pool is still thriving with second and third generation Tarpons (our pool mascot) spending their summer days full of activity at our pool. Families spend hours upon hours together in a neighborhood atmosphere that offers something for everyone.

 

Sign up online HERE!

Membership Director: Kim White

Contact: 272-6435 or  Membership Director  

You can print off a paper copy of our membership form here:  2017 Membership Application

 

Hidenwood Recreation Association has 2 types of Memberships!

*Summer Family Membership

A Summer Family Membership is an $100 additional per year at the time of registration.  After 3 consecutive years of owning a Summer Family Membership, the 4th year the membership is automatically rolled over into a Stockholder Membership which reduces it yearly fee by $100.  

*Stockholder Membership

First Year’s Stockholder Membership includes the yearly dues and an additional one time $250 stock fee.  After the initial stock fee is paid, subsequent years require only the yearly dues payment.  

Why be a stockholder?  Stockholders are voting members, pay at least $90 less in fees each summer and can hold a position on the Board of Directors.

 

SUMMER ADULT INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ($275)

                    1) Must be 18 years old or older.

                    2) Unlimited use of the grounds during the open pool season.

                    3) Membership does not cover children.

                    4) In town guests are $5.00 per day. See HRA Rules for more details.

Three consecutive years at this level and your fourth year you automatically become a STOCKHOLDER and dues decrease by $100.

 

SUMMER SENIOR COUPLE MEMBERSHIP ($275)  

                    1) Couples must be 55 years old or older and living in the same household

                    2) Unlimited use of the grounds during the open pool season.

                    3) Membership does not cover children or grandchildren.

                    4) In town guests are $5.00 per day. See HRA Rules for more details.

Three consecutive years at this level and you automatically become a STOCKHOLDER and dues decrease by $100.

 

SUMMER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ($375) 

                    1) For family members living in the same household.

                    2) Unlimited use of the grounds during the open pool season.

                    3) In town guests are $5.00 per day. See HRA Rules for more details.      

Three consecutive years at this level and you automatically become a STOCKHOLDER and dues decrease by $100.

 

STOCKHOLDER ADULT INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ($175)  

Must be 18 years old or older.

                1) Unlimited use of the grounds year round.

                2) Annual dues that are always at least $90 less than summer members.

                3) Voting rights at the annual stockholders’ meeting.

                4) Running for/holding board of directors’ positions. 

                5) Lower fees to use the deck for parties.

                6) In town guests are $5.00 per day. See HRA Rules for more detail.

(First time Stockholder Adult Individual Membership pays an additional one time $250 fee)

 

STOCKHOLDER SENIOR COUPLE MEMBERSHIP ($175)  

Couples must be 55 years old or older and living in the same household

                1) Unlimited use of the grounds year round. 

                2) Annual dues that are always at least $90 less than summer members.

                3) Voting rights at the annual stockholders’ meeting. 

                4) Running for/holding board of directors’ positions. 

                5) Lower fees to use the deck for parties.

                6) In town guests are $5.00 per day. See HRA Rules for more detail.

(First time Stockholder Senior Couple Membership pays an additional one time $250 fee)

 

STOCKHOLDER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ($275)  

For family members living in the same household.

               1) Unlimited use of the grounds year round. 

               2) Annual dues that are always at least $90 less than summer members. 

               3) Voting rights at the annual stockholders’ meeting. 

               4) Running for/holding board of directors’ positions.

               5) Lower fees to use the deck for parties.

               6) In town guests are $5.00 per day. See HRA Rules for more detail.

(First time Stockholder Family Membership pays an additional one time $250 fee)

 

MAINTENANCE FEE:

Our pool is over 50 years old and the maintenance on a pool that old is expensive and frequent.  The $100 maintenance fee was created in order to get members invested in volunteering time at the pool, if 6 hours of volunteer time is performed throughout the pool season and year, the following pool year you receive a credit back for your maintenance fee.  

 

For those who do not wish to volunteer, paying the $100 maintenance fee will excuse you from needing to volunteer your time.

 

Exempted from $100 fee:  First time pool members.

 

When you pay your maintenance fee and then volunteer your time (minimum of 6 hours) at Board -approved activities, you will receive a $100 credit toward your NEXT summer’s fees. The Board of Directors will provide a list of approved activity opportunities for you to work off your maintenance fee.  In an effort to recognize the diverse strengths of our members, the list will include: clean up days, general operations, and select fundraisers.  Other opportunities will be considered by the Board of Directors.  If you have other offers of support that you would like to be considered for Maintenance Fee credit, simply let a Board member know and they will be happy to present it to the rest of the Board for approval.

 

We are a VOLUNTEER organization and we your need help to make this place run smoothly. If you prefer NOT to volunteer, you may pay the $100 maintenance fee yearly and not worry about volunteering. The money we collect for maintenance fees will be used  towards the general upkeep and improvement of the pool and property.

 

Membership Responsibilities

All members and stockholders are expected to participate on work days held throughout the pool season and year. As stockholders, you are part owner of the pool & land and will also be responsible for it’s upkeep. This can be a fun way to get to know more HRA members! All cleaning, landscaping, building, painting and other maintenance issues are completed by pool members as volunteers. There are NO paid positions. All families are expected to work a minimum of 6 hours per season. 

 

Fundraisers are also held to raise the money necessary to keep from raising dues. Several fundraisers are offered per year and everyone is encouraged to participate in at least one. If you have a good idea for a fundraiser, let your Board know!

 

Cell Tower Income

Many people ask us “What about the Cell Tower income? Aren’t you guys awash in money?” WE WISH!! Virtually all the money from the Cell Tower (minus the amount required to maintain operating costs) is going DIRECTLY to our protected CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.  

 

Our pool is over 60 years old and the maintenance on a pool that old is expensive and frequent. We are saving that income in a protected fund for improvements and renovations!  We have some exciting plans, and each year we are making major progress, but it will take a few more years for us to get the funding to initiate all of the planned improvements. If you would like to donate to our CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND, please email our Membership Director Kim White!