Ridgewood Swim Club, Inc.


My name is Koren Meadows and I would like to be considered for election to the board.  I have been a member of Ridgewood Swim Club for one summer but have visited as a guest for several years.  I have greatly enjoyed bringing my family members to use the Ridgewood pool and facilities so far.

As a newer member I can bring new ideas to the board, help problem-solve, work on implementing any changes needed, and support what is working well.  While I do have some ideas about improvements (adding more nutritious snacks?) my priorities are safety and continued maintenance of the facilities.  As a frugal person I am not intending to spend lots of money, but would like to look into the possibility of raising the pay of the lifeguards so Ridgewood can attract and retain experienced lifeguards, in order to provide the safest pool experience possible.   I would also like to help find solutions for additional parking, the basketball courts, and how to creatively bring in extra funds for financing projects.

I feel that I would be an asset to the board because I am a creative person, parent, and experienced teacher of almost 20 years.  I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Radford University, as well as multiple certifications in areas related to teaching children with disabilities.  As part of my job at Christiansburg Primary School, in addition to teaching, I supervise instructional assistants and participate in many team meetings involving critical decisions; these experiences have prepared me to be a valuable member of the Board of Directors.  

I enjoy researching cost-effective ways to make improvements, and take satisfaction in a job well done.  In addition I am honest, dependable, and approachable.  I value the opinions of others and will compromise when needed, but will also stand up for what’s right.  I am a community-minded Christiansburg resident.  Both of my children attend Christiansburg Middle School, and my husband has worked for Montgomery County for 20 years.  I know that I have the skills and experience to work well on the board.

Please think about the values that you seek in a board member and consider me for election.