2019 Board of Director Candidates

Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Elizabeth Friedland

Elizabeth Friedland is a corporate communications executive in the tech industry and has more than 15 years of experience leading marketing for both local and national brands. Most recently, Friedland directed the communication strategy for Appirio’s half billion-dollar acquisition. Previously, she led strategic communication accounts in ad agencies, digital agencies, and creative shops in New York and Indianapolis.

She has received multiple honors for her work, including TechPoint’s Tech 25 award, a finalist designation for the international AdMap Prize, and more than 27 combined awards from the American Advertising Federation and the Public Relations Society of America. She also earned the prestigious Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) designation from the latter organization. She’s been a featured speaker at industry events including Ladies in SaaS and Disrupt HR. Friedland is also a filmmaker and wrote, produced, and directed two award-winning short films. Friedland is an advocate for foster care. She has fostered 8 children (and counting) since 2015 and is the proud adoptive mother of her two-year-old son, Jack. She is a regular volunteer with local organizations including Meals on Wheels, the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, and Trusted Mentors.

Elizabeth is a third-generator Rivi member (with son Jack as a fourth generation (“Rivi Rat”). She and Jack live in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood and are members of the St. Thomas Aquinas parish.


Dawn DeBellis

My husband, John, brought to my attention that there was an opening on the BOD of the Rivi, and he said, “they could use someone with your experience and talents, I think you’d be good at it!” Of course, he’s biased. 🙂

However, after giving it some thought, I do think I have great event marketing and creative experience and skills that would be of great benefit to the Rivi. And, I think it would be a lot fun. We have been members of the Rivi for about three years, and our family has had a ball. It’s such a great family place. We have an eight-year-old son, and he loves our summers at the pool, and learned to swim there. We are excited about the improvements to the pool coming next summer!

For more than 25 years, I worked at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR. I established the creative department and was Director of Creative Services. I was in charge of logo and event campaign creative development, the official programs and publications, and track decor and directional signage. I was on the Indy 500 100th Running and Victory Celebration committees.

Currently, I am the Graphic Production Manager at ADESA/KAR Auction Services. I’m on the creative team and am responsible for managing more than 80 projects a week, working with the design and digital teams and print production.

I have a vast experience in event marketing, fan experience, promotion and creative development that can help take the Rivi to the next level as a family and community destination. And, have some fun along the way!


Jessica Bischoff

Hello, my name is Jessica Bischoff and I am a candidate for Rivi Board of Directors. I have lived in the Butler Tarkington neighborhood since 2014 and joined the Rivi as quick as I could in 2015. Since then my family and I have enjoyed many of the social events and fitness opportunities at the Rivi. I am an avid triathlete and former Spin instructor at the YMCA. I’m excited to be a part of the Mini-marathon training group this Spring and the 1st ever Rivi Cycling team! My kids have been summer campers and on the swim teams. I’m a Class of 2000 graduate of Purdue University with a B.S in Business Family and Consumer Sciences. I am also a licensed real estate agent with RE/MAX at the Crossing. I attend North United Methodist Church and also volunteer for a couple other organizations around the city. I believe the best way to feel at home somewhere is to get involved. My favorite part about Rivi life is that, from Thursday night dinners, to pickleball, to Summer Outdoor Movie nights, there really is something for every age group here.  It’s been exciting to see the improvements to the club the last couple of years. And kudos to the Rivi leadership for preserving the history and keeping the nostalgia alive. I am committed to help keep the Rivi a relevant part of the community for years to come.


Jacqueline Burkholder

Jacqueline and her husband Matt have been members at the Rivi since 2013.  They have two daughters Stella (7) and Milla (3) who are “Rivi Rats.”  Every year her family finds new ways to become involved with the club.  Some of their favorite activities include Rivi Bingo nights, wine dinners, sports camp, kid’s zone, enjoying the beautiful new grounds and parks, the fitness center, and spending time with friends and family at the pool.  She has recruited several families to become members and participate in club events.


Jacqueline has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Eastern Illinois University.  She has ten years of experience working in sales, management, advertising, and marketing prior to becoming a domestic engineer.  She is enthusiastic about the future of the Riviera Club and will use her problem solving and communication skills to work with the club to continue to increase our exposure throughout Mid-town.

Her priority is to ensure there are a variety of activities that appeal to members of all ages, to keep the club a safe place for families and individuals to make memories, share meals, and be active for years to come.

Breakfast with Santa!

Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy breakfast with Santa!

Seat times: 8:30a, 9:30a and 10:30a

Santa will be available throughout each seating.

Reservations for members ONLY now through November 30. Reservations for non-members start on December 1. All reservations must be made by December 11.

Members: $1o for children (4-13 years old); $15 for adults (14 or older)

Non-members: $13 for children (4-13 years old); $18 for adults (14 or older)

Reserve your spot today by calling or stopping by the front desk.



Variety of Egg Frittatas

Sausage Links and Bacon


Orange Juice, Coffee, and Water

Drawings for Pool Renovations

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Fall Break Camp

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Click fall break 2018 camp to download the Registration Form

Register for Winter Aquatics Programming Now

Posted on Friday, August 17th, 2018 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Open Stroke Evaluations

Stroke evaluations are for placement into skill level lessons, water wizards, or year-round swim team. Interested swimmer may schedule an
appointment for a stroke evaluation or come to one of our open stroke evaluation dates below:

Monday, January 7 | 5:30p
Saturday, January 12 | 10:30a

Parent & Toddler

Fun water exploration, games, floating and water safety awareness. Children not potty trained must wear a swim diaper or plastic pants with elastic legs.  Each session includes 4 classes.  Minimum of 4 to conduct the class.

Lessons are $40 per session if you register by the Early Bird date. After that date the price is $60.

Ages 1-2 with Parents
Winter 1 | January 5 – February 1     [early bird ends Dec. 31] 
Winter 2 | February 4-March 2  [early bird ends Jan. 30]  
Winter 3 | March 4 – March 30 [early bird ends Feb 27] 
Spring 1 | April 8 – May 4 [early bird ends April 3]  
Spring 2 | May 6-June 1 [early bird ends May 1]
Ages 1-2 with Parents
Wed | 9:00 a    or     Sat | 9:00a

NEW!  Ages 2-3 with parents

This class is designed to teach the child to paddle without assistance as well as water acclimation and facilitating a love for the water.  Parents are engaged with the lesson from the side of the pool

Wed | 9:30 a

Learn to Swim

Ages 3+

Children have the opportunity to build comfort in the water and work toward more independent swimming skills. They will learn and improve basic swimming through a specific progression of skills proven to develop confidence and build a strong stroke foundation. Grouped by age and ability. Class registration closes 24 hours in advance. Save by registering in time for early bird pricing!

Lessons are $40 per session if you register by the Early Bird date. After that date the price is $60.

Winter 1 | January 5 – February 1     [early bird ends Dec. 31] 
Winter 2 | February 4-March 2  [early bird ends Jan. 30]  
Winter 3 | March 4 – March 30 [early bird ends Feb 27] 
Spring 1 | April 8 – May 4 [early bird ends April 3] 
Spring 2 | May 6-June 1 [early bird ends May 1]
Class Times:
Mon | 12:30p
Tue  | 12:30p | 3:45p | 5:30p | 6:00p | 6:30p
Wed | 10:00a | 10:30a | 1:30p | 6:30p
Thu | 10:15a | 3:45p | 6:00p | 6:30p
Fri | 10:15a | 11:00a | 4:00p
Sat | 9:30a | 10:00a | 11:00a

Water Wizards

Ages 5-7

An enriched pre-competitive class for children ages 5-7. Prerequisite or instructor evaluation is required for placement. Evaluation dates are listed above and are also available by appointment.

Winter Group 1 | January 7 – March 20 | Mon & Wed | 4:30p
Winter Group 2 | January 7 – March 20 | Tue & Thu | 4:30p
Registration is $175   March 20 Wizard Finale Swim Meet
Spring Group 1 | April 8 – May 22 | Mon & Wed | 4:30p
Spring Group 2 | April 9 – May 23 | Tue & Thu | 4:30p
Registration is $175   Wizard Finale Swim Meet TBD
Summer Group 1 | June 3 – July 25 | Mon & Wed | 4:30p
Summer Group 2 | June 4 – July 25 | Tue & Thu | 4:30p
Registration is $175   Wizard Finale Swim Meet TBD

Contact: Therese Love at  Aquatics@rivi.org

Junior Swimmer

Ages 7-14

Designed to build confidence through the sport of swimming. Improve stroke, develop endurance, and gain aquatic fitness in this 45-minute class.  Prepare for a triathlon or competitive swimming.  Prerequisite: 50 Freestyle & 50 Backstroke. The price for this class is $120 per person.

Winter | January 8 – February 28 | Tue & Thu | 5:15p
Spring | April 9 – May 23 | Tue & Thu | 5:15p
Summer | June 4 – July 25 | Tue & Thu | 5:45p

Swim & Fit

Ages 9-16

For experienced swimmers ages 9-16, whether ready to take their skills to the next level or training for a triathlon, participants develop confidence, work on stroke efficiency, stroke development, conditioning, and endurance. This is a great workout in a positive energetic environment and perfect for swimmers preparing for a swim team. Participants must be able to complete 100 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. The class fee is $120 per student.

Winter | January 9 – March 13 | Wed | 5:45p
Spring | April 10 – May 22 | Wed | 5:45p
Summer | June 11 – July 30 | Tue & Thu | 5:45p

Adult Learn to Swim Class

Have you ever wanted to learn to swim? Or maybe just learn a certain stroke? The adult swimming lessons will work on the basics of swimming and honing technique. It’s never too early or too late. Lessons are 45 minutes and tailored to the individual. The fee is $40 for the whole session.

Sat | 8:00a
Session 1- January 12- February 16
Session 2- February 23- March 30
Session 3- April 13- May 18