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Past, Present, and Future. Our facility is a facility that creates memories, confidence and life achievements that will be remembered and talked about.

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1 Past, Present, and Future

2 Our facility is a facility that creates memories, confidence and life achievements that will be remembered and talked about for the rest of their lives. We are a core entity to the Town of Bennett; a community based commodity for the Youth of the area that not only gains and meets personal growth and goals, we are the synergy for the town.

3 Paul Bambach – President Kim Hudson – Vice President Stephanie MacClennen – Secretary Karen Benesky – Treasurer Korri Babi - Trustee

4 Separate entity from Town of Bennett Physical boundaries Taxable boundaries

5 Two Mil Levies Bond (5.4) Operational (3.1) Estimated operational cost for $426, Operational dollars received from Mil Levy Audited EstimatedBudgeted $ 98, $ 101, $ 99, $ 102, $ 103,471.00

6 Shut down most of the Aquatics Center (~$5,500 per month) Reduced our staff 77% (50 down to 15 personnel) Decreased our payroll by 22% (year to date) Decreased our utilities approximately 40% (2013 vs 2014) Reduced accounting fees an additional 45% Events costs by roughly 20% Reduced hours of operations

7 Fundraisers Super Bowl Party Silent Auction Pumpkin Sales Casino Bus Trip ARC Truck Garage Sales Banner Sales Grants / Donations ADCO – Operations YMCA (THI CHI)* ORICA Town of Bennett Individuals

8 Facility Increased Fitness classes by three (3) Project 5% increase in both volleyball (adult and youth) leagues Administration of Bennett division Coal Creek Midgets for peewee football Increased Healthway’s (SilverSneakers®) participation Continue to offer private swim lessons Will continue to offer group swim lessons in Spring Have increased our volunteers to include one fitness instructor and one personal trainer Facility Rentals MadKillz youth volleyball club Lady Warriors youth softball club Warrior's Way Karate Jazzercise® Elite Driving Academy Auctioneers Prairie Stars Square dance group Engagement with SBDC for additional resources

9 Currently offering Free Alzheimer’s information classes Free Medicare information classes Two free days offered throughout the year Participation in the HEAL “Get Mov’in” challenge Senior Pot Lucks Eastern Plains Womens Resource Center gathering in June Free use of facility to local youth hunt club Soccer sign ups Baseball sign ups Red Cross facility Director participates on Continuity of Operations Plan committee with Bennett Schools Teach Fitness classes during intramurals at Bennett Middle school, no cost to school Donate facility passes to I-70 corridor elementary schools whenever needed for raffle prizes. Scholarships for both memberships and leagues, all ages

10 Membership offerings 50 % off to Town of Bennett employees 50% off to Bennett Fire District employees 25% off to Military servicemen & Veterans 25% off to First Responders along I-70 Corridor 25 % off School District employees along I-70 Corridor Additional community resource's in consideration Drug and alcohol programs Pregnancy support groups Women support groups A community art center through Creative Industries Solar energy Friends of BPRD – Non Profit organization

11 With a recreation center located in town we reduce idle time on our children’s hands thus decreasing crime, drug abuse and bullying. Under the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention program, it has been noted “Recreation: One of the immediate benefits of recreational activities is that they fill unsupervised after-school hours. The Department of Education has reported that youths are most likely to commit crimes between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., with crime rates peaking at 3 p.m. Recreation programs allow youths to connect with other adults and children in the community. Such positive friendships may assist children in later years.” (http://www.lawyershop.com/practice-areas/criminal-law/juvenile-law/prevention)http://www.lawyershop.com/practice-areas/criminal-law/juvenile-law/prevention

12 Phase III Redevelop our FDP – current plan now impracticable Town of Bennett Recreation plan calls for multipurpose fields directly behind our proposed fields Creates reduction in BPRD’s expected revenue Currently when we have an outside little league use the local fields, we rent them

13 No collaboration effort between the Town of Bennett and The Rec District when the town chose to request a grant that puts multipurpose fields behind our facility This type of decision making process looks as if we are competing against each other Publics opinion is already slanted when speaking about the Town of Bennett and the Bennett Recreation Center in the same conversation due to no teamwork Why not partner on recreation efforts? Why not write grants together to benefit the Town, Rec Center and the community We may not always agree, but we have the civil decency to work together and provide our town with the best facilities possible. We need to have a untied vision.


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