The POOL Foundation was originally formed in 1994 as a non-profit (501 (c) (3) community organization to raise funds needed to reopen the Dr. O.R. Nevitt Swimming Pool after two decades of closure. The POOL Foundation stands for People Organized to Operate Leisure activities. Major renovation was completed to update the pool for reopening in the early 2000’s thanks to the POOL Foundation’s hard work to raise both private and public funds. The POOL group has successfully ran the pool since then with community volunteers. Today, the pool is in great need of updates and maintenance as it has had much facility deterioration since it’s renovation.
The POOL group has recently regrouped with all new Board Members and fresh ideas to get the pool back in great working condition to continue serving all the people of North Pacific County. The POOL Board has great plans to apply for grants and work hard along side the volunteers of the community to fundraise in order to cover the costs of the much needed repairs so our community continues to have a safe place to learn and play.
The POOL Board meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at Raymond City Hall at 6 p.m. The board consists of four officers and five board members. The POOL group welcomes any and all assistance, ideas, volunteers and donations to continue operating this wonderful asset of our community for years to come.