Friends of the Dallas Center Pool

Friends of the Dallas Center Pool

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Look for our entry in this year's 2017 Dallas Center Fall Fest Parade! Doers and Donors Needed!
Just live up the street- often walk by working on my 10,000 steps.

Friends of the Dallas Center Community Pool fundraising committee We are the Friends of the Dallas Center Pool. We hope to raise funds to build a new Community Pool within Dallas Center.

Operating as usual

[07/27/21]   We are so blessed to have such wonderful families in our community. This past weekend the Howell girls had a water themed birthday party and suggested a donation to the pool as a gift. A HUGE THANK YOU to the Davis Family, Dirks Family, Howell Family, McClure Family, Newel Family, Sayre Family and Strutt Family for a total deposit of $162.00. You all rock 🥳🤩

Photos from Friends of the Dallas Center Pool's post 06/28/2021

Then and now photos of Cara!!!

This young ladies dreams are coming true!!! 6 years ago, she donated $245 to a pool project that was a long ways away!! She asked for these donations instead of birthday presents. Now her dreams are coming true. Let's build her that pool to work at now!!!

Who else wants to make a donation? Can you match Cara's donation??? Let us know... anything we fundraiser now is less we will have to borrow.

03/18/2021

So exciting!!!🏊🏊‍♂️🏊🏻‍♀️

Looky...Looky...Looky!

03/17/2021

Looky...Looky...Looky!

Looky...Looky...Looky!

[02/12/21]   In light of recent announcements, the Friends of the Dallas Center Pool (FDCP) is excited to share our enthusiasm for the direction we are going.

The FDCP was originally formed as a volunteer committee working to explore the future of our aging community pool. We are proud of the fund-raising progress we have made and thankful for the broad-ranging support of our amazing community. We are incredibly excited to partner with the City. We will continue to operate as a 501c3 non-profit (as we have since 2013) as part of our fundraising and "friendraising" efforts. We look forward to sharing more information as it becomes available.

[07/26/20]   Hello Pool Friends: Just checking in to let you know that the Friends of the Dallas Center Pool are still working to build a new pool in our community. As a reminder, if you are purchasing items on Amazon either for your home or for school, please use Smile.Amazon.com and designate Friends of the Dallas Center Pool as the charity. These funds are small but mighty and we sincerely appreciate each one. Thank you and stay cool.

03/28/2020

We can all do our part. Be kind, be pink and stay 6 feet apart.

Flamingos Doing Their Part to Social Distance! #thoughtsofsummer https://www.dccpool.com/

03/28/2020

They're BACK....... The flamingo's are practicing social distancing by the pool and bike trail. Stop by and take a photo with them and post it on social media!!!

03/28/2020

Flamingos Doing Their Part to Social Distance! #thoughtsofsummer https://www.dccpool.com/

04/16/2019

Winter is gone! We hope! Spring update...During winter months we were able to gain on fundraising by receiving significant allocation of funds from Dallas Center City Council and we have hired a grant writer! See website for updated Fundraising Summary. https://www.dccpool.com

12/31/2018

Happy New Year! Add supporting new pool to your 2019 resolutions! #newpoolfordc

12/23/2018

A “Thanks” to all of our Pool Supporting Santa’s in 2018! 2019 is going to be great!

12/12/2018

A great show of support last night from
community members along with Dallas Center Mayor and City Council. Council committing to estimated $700k for new pool! Thanks to All!

12/11/2018

Keep the wave of support going! Please attend monthly council meetings and say thanks to the Mayor, Council and Staff for supporting the pool. All attendees can vocalize support during public comments. The Dallas Center City Council meets at the Dallas Center City Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, with other meetings as needed. Public hearings are generally held prior to the City Council meetings, and the meeting dates for both appear in the City Events Calendar. http://dallascenter.com/dallascenter-council-meetings.php

11/29/2018

GOOD NEWS: New pool gets a show of support that will be a big splash once approved. During the City Council budget strategy meeting last night, the following was proposed for the new pool:
1. Earmark $400,000 of the roughly $600,000 currently in the Burnett Trust Fund Park & Rec account
2. Earmark 100% of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) for the current fiscal year that are not in the 25% taken off the top for direct property tax relief. This is estimated to be about $195,000.
3. Do the same thing again in FY 19/20 with the LOST funds; that will add roughly $200,000
4. Add these to the current balance of $68,290 that sits in the Pool Depreciation fund.

This adds up to an estimated $863,290 to boost the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Dallas Center Pool.
Watch for further developments at the December and January council meetings, as no formal action could be taken tonight.

Thanks for the show of support Council and Mayor!

11/27/2018

With a number of new families in Dallas Center, do you know why our community pool is named after Lena Moser? At almost 38 years to the day, we are working hard to continue her legacy and provide Dallas Center with a new community pool (not an aquatic center or water park). On this Giving Tuesday, would you become a part of such an awesome community landmark?

06/13/2018

The Lena Moser Pool has some great events planned for this year. Support the pool and attend these great events. Way to go staff for coming up with great ways to entertain the community.

[06/10/18]   Friends of the Dallas Center Pool are looking for fundraising ideas and people willing to help implement those ideas. We want ideas that involve kids and adults. This is a community asset that all community members should be a part of. Fundraising is fun to do, so let us know if you have an idea and we would love to be a part of your event. Leave a message here or contact a member.

04/18/2018

Friends of the Dallas Center Pool

Good News! With your help...as the Fabulous Flamingo’s flew away they made one last stop at Raccoon Valley Bank to deposit all of your hosting donations totaling $4,200!

04/18/2018

Thank you to our great supporters and friends!

Good News! With your help...as the Fabulous Flamingo’s flew away they made one last stop at Raccoon Valley Bank to deposit all of your hosting donations totaling $4,200!

04/18/2018

Good News! With your help...as the Fabulous Flamingo’s flew away they made one last stop at Raccoon Valley Bank to deposit all of your hosting donations totaling $4,200!

04/13/2018

Friends of the Dallas Center Pool's cover photo

04/11/2018

Thanks for everyone’s wintering of the Flamingo Flock, total raised will be posted soon. They made their last stop before heading out in Mrs Lawton’s classroom to see her and her great students. The Flamingos said they will be back next year and Dallas Center and Grimes were great towns to live In. Be on the lookout more ways to get involved coming up!

03/03/2018

On a flight through Dallas Center from the McClure’s to the Harrington’s the Flamingos stopped and looked with optimism because they knew they are helping to see new pool come our way!

02/18/2018

The Flamingos went to the country this evening! Venessa Crouch Uhl Amy Perdue

[02/17/18]   Oh those flamingos continue to hope for that warmer weather!! Landing NE of Dallas Center in a development called Woodland Hills they have been hanging out there for awhile. They visited betsy and Matt Platt first. Then they moved over to Myron And Janelle Stine's. The Needem's received them next, the day before state wrestling. They then crossed the street to Toby and Amy Perdues. We thank you all for your support.

The flamingos especially want to thank Toby's Lawn Service for their generous donation....they may want to stay there and help get started this spring with all the lawn care. If you are looking for lawn care, give them a call.

Right now the flamingos are taking a rest as they get some much needed repairs for everything they have been through. Wind, rain, snow, and an accidental run over!!!

They will soon land on someone else's lawn....who might it be?

02/12/2018

FLAMINGO UPDATE:
They have been on the move for sure.....they flew south to Glen & Marilyn Perkins. They kept them in the family sending them on to their daughter, Cindy & Roger Fry. Keeping them in the family, she sent them off to her brothers in Grimes and spent Friday night at Jeff & Cathie Perkin's. Saturday they went across town to Kent & Mony Peterson's. And then to Pat & Kris Rose's. They are headed back west tonight. Where will they land?

02/08/2018

Sun is setting on these majestic birds that were called crows today.....but most importantly, they have their flight plan scheduled and know where they are headed next. Thanks Tess & Dennis Diddy...your ransom is appreciated.

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Flamingos on the move....stopped by Pam & Dave Perkin's hoping to take a swim. Weather didn't cooperate, so the ransom was paid and they have moved yet again....Are they at your house?

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02/06/2018

From Sunday to Monday....the flamingos seem to be wondering what this white stuff is and think they need to move south. Thank you for you generous ransom Charlie and Judith Rhinehart.... Rhinehart Excavating and telling them to move southbound. Hmmm...how far south will they go?

02/04/2018

The flamingos landed in a yard late last night on 13th Street. Kelly and Pete Frett hosted our friends on Saturday then paid the ransom for us to put them in the yard of a longtime resident of Dallas Center. If you have lived in town for a long time and watched our first pool get built, you may find them in your yard tonight...they were on the move.

02/04/2018

The Flamigos made their first flight to Grimes yesterday, they will be back though as there are other requests in line for Grimes friends to care for them and their fundraising efforts! Great progress! Thanks Rick and Barb Ross

02/02/2018

"What a fun fundraiser" quote from our latest victims, Joe and Amy Christensen. Do you know them? If so, beware, you may be next!!!

02/02/2018

Ben and Kristen Chiochon, thanks for the ransom money and letting us know where those pesky flamingos are suppose to land tonight.

02/01/2018

Hitching a ride under cover of darkness. Where will they spend the night.

About Us

The Friends of the Dallas Center Pool (FDCP) is an organization born out of necessity and comprised of future-focused, action-oriented members of the community. As a 501c3 organization following the Iowa principles and practices for charitable nonprofit excellence guidelines, the FDCP shares a common vision and goals centered on building and sustaining a new community pool for the residents of Dallas Center and surrounding areas.

Our Mission

To lead and provide oversight for the efforts of generating awareness, gaining support and managing contributor’s funds to build a new community swimming pool in Dallas Center.

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