Another Saturday Good Morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
THANK YOU ALL for attending our first Club meeting last Monday . . . it had been since January 2020 that we last got together!! We sure got a lot done . . . and we are ready for our annual ROUND UP TOURNAMENT scheduled for Tue – Wed – Thurs October 19 -20-21. A real Club effort . . . VOLUNTEERS . . . BRAVO!!!!
This is a great tournament for our Club Members to enter!! Get a partner – talk to a friend – maybe that person you play with several times a week is interested in entering!! Ask them!! Entry fees are discounted for our Club Members! Give it a try!! Meet other people from other clubs – meet those, like you, who enjoy this super activity of pickleball!! Wahoo!!
Future tournament directors needed – please contact Lynda/Jeff Skaggs, Donna Holick or any Club Board Member to get more involved. We have a super tournament team already in place – join the team! Help keep this Club one of the best!!!
There is a link on our Club home page suncitypickleballclub.org to read/review the proposed Club Bylaws, Procedures, Rules. Discussion on these proposals will be on the agenda for our next Club meeting Monday, October 25 – 4 p.m. Marinette Auditorium.
Our Club schedule will be “easing” into “full swing” as we enter October – November – December. As dates for “start ups” are determined, more, complete information as to time, days, etc. will be announced. One note of a schedule change as October approaches – the Wednesday Round Robin will be starting at 11 a.m, on October 6 . . . September 22 and 29 will still start at 7 a.m.
We have other events/activities like Ladders, Leagues, Clinics, Introductory Lessons, Paddleplay, and our Club Modified Pickleball Group – etc – more on each of those will be coming soon. Anyone who would like to assist with any of our events/activities . . . please talk with any Club Board Member . . . we will help put you in contact with the “right” people! Bravo to them!!
FUTURE DATES OF NOTE: (info on each as their time approaches)
Sunday, October 24, 1 p.m. – Reciprocal with SCW – Marinette Courts
Monday, October 25, 4 p.m. – Club Membership Meeting – Marinette Auditorium
Tuesday, October 26, 4 p.m. – Fun Day – Mountain View Courts
Monday, November 8, 3 p.m. – RWB Club Tournament – Marinette Courts
Several Members have volunteered to help with this event – (our last year directors may be unable to get back to the USA) – so, if you would like to volunteer to assist, talk with any Club Board Member. This is a great, fun event!
Saturday, November 13, Noon – Volunteer Luncheon – Bell Center Auditorium
Sunday, November 21, 1 p.m. – Reciprocal with SCW – Liberty Courts SCW
Monday, December 6, 4 p.m. – Club Annual Meeting – Marinette Auditorium
Wednesday, December 8, 5 p.m. – Club Christmas Party – Sun Dial Auditorium
(with the Band Street Player)
Sunday, December 19, 1 p.m. – Reciprocal with SCW – Marinette Courts
And . . . check out the Friday Night Social – play with friends – Marinette Courts
And on we go!
During this past couple of years, the board set a goal of updating bylaws and appointed an ad hoc committee to come up with a recommended set of bylaws. This committee was comprised of, Colleen Hoeschen (chair), Cindy Golden, Donna Holick, Diana Graham, and Board representative Dave Breault. They presented their product in early 2021. The board has accepted almost 100% of their recommendations but with an eye on efficiency and permanence changed format and created two documents instead of one; bylaws and procedures.
Bylaws are the guiding principles of governing SCPC. They are in place to guide the board’s actions and decision so that as members you will know what to expect. They are basically the architectural framework of the club. Bylaws require the membership receive the proposed change with a minimum of ten days for review which is why they are posted now for the December meeting. We need a quorum and a 51% approval vote to put these bylaws into effect. Once approved they will be on file with the RCSC Clubs Office.
The other document created out of the work of the ad hoc bylaw committee was SCPC Procedures. The bylaw states the principle and the procedures define how it is carried out. For example, there is a bylaw that states: “Sun City Pickleball Club places a premium on safety and will work with RCSC to address safety issues in a prudent and responsible manner.” That’s the framework. There is a corresponding item in procedures that details how that will be done: first aid supplies will be available, requests can be made of any board member, safety training available periodically, etc. Procedures were written so that future boards have a template to work from. They are not items that need club member attention or votes—they are the “how to” part of the job. Procedures can be changed by a board vote. They are placed here for transparency and if you’re running for office, a good thing to look over.
The third item you will find here are SCPC Rules. Upon review we found one page of written rules, all others appear to be historical knowledge. We felt it was time to write them down. We used the written rules, the historical information and also looked towards the future (placing of paddle racks in Marinette, for example) in writing these rules. We have done our best to capture what we think are the best rules to ensure play moves efficiently and fairly. Some rules are dictated by RCSC and club bylaws. The board of directors has the ability to change them through a board vote. This flexibility will ensure that unintended consequences or a better solution can be quickly made. Membership always has the option of contacting the board with suggestions.
We are very appreciative of all the work the bylaw committee has done to further this process. Please thank them when you get a chance.
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members this Saturday afternoon,
It seems, from the many inquiries on the Marinette courts lately, that there is a need for clarification about the meetings this September brings forth!
Five members of the Sun City Pickleball Club Board – Tom Jeffers, Jan Booth, Evelyn Larsen, Lynda Skaggs and Dave Breault – met with the RCSC Board and Administration last Tuesday, September 7. There were approximately 15 people in attendance. The RCSC Board had asked us to meet with them to begin conversations/discussions about the need for more pickleball courts considering what will happen at Mountain View with those proposed renovations. The meeting was a positive beginning of the need of finding the solution for more, additional pickleball courts in Sun City . . . hopefully, of course, in the Mountain View area, but, definitely desired south of Grand Ave. This was the first of many meetings, for sure, as this need is addressed and solved . . . they must build more pickleball courts!!! As these meetings/discussions continue Club Members will be informed of any progress or solution. This was, as stated, a POSITIVE step!
The RCSC Board meeting is scheduled for next Monday, September 13 – 9 a.m. in the Sun Dial Auditorium. Their agenda has been posted . . . there are several items on this agenda that will be addressed by concerned Sun City residents. The Mountain View renovation is not listed in the agenda . . . the meeting(s) between the RCSC and our Club Board about future, additional pickleball courts will continue, at this point, outside of this meeting.
Our Pickleball Club Membership Meeting is scheduled, also, on September 13 – 3 p.m. in the Marinette Auditorium. Please plan to attend! The agenda for this meeting can be found on our Club Website suncitypickleballclub.org
Clarification . . . positive steps . . .
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
Well, here we go . . .
1st – LINE JUDGE TRAINING CLINIC for our ROUND UP TOURNAMENT in October –
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Marinette Pavilion 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tom Jeffers, our Club Vice President (and USAPA Referee) will be conducting this class with an “eye” on reviewing the USAPA rules – a full, complete description of the class can be found by clicking the link in the right column located on our Club website page suncitypickleballclub.org Description Sign Up
Be sure to sign up quickly as there is only space for 20 members . . . this is a great opportunity for all Club Members . . . become more informed about the new/added rules in this wonderful sport of pickleball, be a part of a great Sun City Line Judge Team at our ROUND UP TOURNAMENT, and get a super nice T shirt!! Thank you for volunteering – thank you helping keep our Pickleball Club one of the best!!! Bravo!!
2nd – MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Monday, September 13, 2021 – 3 p.m. Marinette Auditorium
BE THERE!!! The agenda was noted in the last Club email – check it out!!
PS. Yes, there is also an important RCSC Board meeting at Sundial 9 a.m. also on Monday, September 13. 🙂
A major revenue source for our club are the tournaments that we host every year at the Marinette courts. For our members who have participated or observed tournament play, you know that successful tournaments depend heavily on our club volunteers. One of the most exciting and dynamic volunteer positions is serving as a line judge.
Our tournaments are USA Pickleball sanctioned events, which require line judges for all gold medal matches. A pickleball line judge, much like a tennis line judge, is part of the team that supports the referee by observing the travel of the ball and signaling to the referee if the ball has touched the ground or other object outside the court boundaries.
Line judges have the opportunity to see the gold medal match competition and the best players compete at all the skill levels. For our experienced line judges, this is the perfect opportunity to review the 2021 USA Pickleball line judge skills.
We’ll spend about an hour discussing the role of line judge, then we’ll apply that knowledge on the courts to practice the new skills. To go to Sign Up Genius and register, Click Here The class is limited to 16 participants, plus four alternates. Paddle, name tags, and court attire are required!
Date: Wednesday, October 13
Location: Marinette Pavilion
Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members this last Sunday in August,
AGENDA ITEMS – Membership Meeting Monday, September 13 – 3 pm Marinette Auditorium
A. WELCOME BACK (our first Membership Meeting since January, 2020 – wow!)
Club Board Tom Jeffers – VP, Jan Booth – Treasurer, Ann Clark – Secretary, Evelyn Larsen – Membership, Lynda Skaggs – Publicity, Dan Haberman – Member at Large, Dave Breault – President
(Bill Booth – Website Master)
B. SECRETARY’S REPORT
C. TREASURER’S REPORT
A. Current state of ongoing projects – bleachers, gates, wind screens, paddleboard signs, lobster, etc.
B. Club contribution to Franklin’s Million Dollar Mask Drive
C. BYLAW COMMITTEE WORK
1. Bylaw Committee – Coleen Hoeschen, Donna Holick, Diana Graham, Cindy Golden, Dave B
2. Current status
D. Club Board Request to increase single expenditure amount from $200 to $500 (as stated in our Club current Bylaws).
A. ROUND UP TOURNAMENT PROGRESS (Tues-Wed-Thurs Oct 19, 20, 21)
Lynda/Jeff Skaggs – Tournament Directors
Donna Holick – Tournament Coordinator
PK – Tournament Volunteer Coordinator
B. Pickleball Court Pursuit
C. Fall Schedule of Events/Activities
Membership Meeting – Monday, Oct 25 – 4 pm Marinette Auditorium
Fun Day – Tuesday, Oct 26 – 4 pm Mountain View Courts
RWB Club Tournament – Monday, Nov 8 – 3 pm Marinette Courts
(Barbara/Richard Heywood Directors)
Volunteer Luncheon – Saturday, Nov. 13 – Noon Bell Center Auditorium
Club Christmas Party – Wednesday, Dec 8 – 5 pm Sun Dial Auditorium
VOLUNTEERS needed for our ROUND UP TOURNAMENT – still a few volunteer slots available – please check the sign ups and GET INVOLVED!!! Shirts for Volunteers will be given out – sign up and put in your choice of size – the deadline for ordering shirts is near – don’t miss out – Volunteer!
Line Team Judge Sign Ups soon – (see P(at) K(lepadlo), Tom Jeffers or Steve McClean for more information)
Our CLUB BOARD is meeting with personnel from the RCSC BOARD and ADMINISTRATION on September 7 – more news coming forth after that meeting!!!!
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
A few reminders for some important CLUB EVENTS coming up – please remember to VOLUNTEER!
Our Club ROUND UP TOURNAMENT – October 19-20-21 Tuesday (Men), Wednesday (Mixed), Thursday (Women).
The Sign Up Link can be found in the right column on our Club Website Home Page suncitypickleballclub.org Thank you, surely, for all of you who have already signed up! Bravo!! Still some Volunteer slots available – check it out – VOLUNTEER!! Shirts for Volunteers will be provided by Aetna!! Nice shirts!!
On a related note: The Sign Up Link, specifically for our Line Judge Teams, will be available soon . . . stay tuned!
Other upcoming Events/Activities:
Please consider Volunteering and Assisting in some of our future Club Events/Activities:
October 24 – Sunday – Reciprocal with Sun City West at Marinette
November 8 – Monday – Red (R) White (W) Blue (B) “in house” (friendly) Tournament at Marinette
November 13 – Saturday – Volunteer Luncheon at the Bell Center
December 8 – Wednesday – Club Christmas Party in the Sun Dial Auditorium (with the Band Street Player)
So, choose where you would like to volunteer/assist – meet some new members, expand your “social” network, have some added fun, help continue in promoting this wonderful sport, in continuing to promote our very successful Sun City Pickleball Club – such a great Club, such a great group of people!
Please contact any one of the following to get more involved – Club Board Members who wear RED name tags (Tom Jeffers, Jan Booth, Ann Clark, Evelyn Larsen, Lynda Skaggs, Dan Haberman, Dave Breault), Volunteer Coordinator P(at) K(epadlo), Reciprocal Director/Tournament Director Jeff Skaggs, Tournament Coordinator Donna Holick, R W B Directors Barbara/Richard Heywood.
Thank you all!!!!!
PS. Reminder: September 13, Monday, 3 pm at Marinette – General Membership Meeting!
Good morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
Here it is already August 10 . . . and here we go . . . yes, finally!! Time to put on your VOLUNTEER hats . . . lots happening as we get into the “busy seasons” – fall, “winter”, spring!! Well, September through April – we kind of skip “winter” here! Bravo!
ROUND UP TOURNAMENT October 19-20-21 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at Marinette – all day, each day! Our Club really needs your help in VOLUNTEERING during this 3 day event . . . GET INVOLVED!! The sign up link is located on our Club Website – upper right side – just click on the link and put your name in for the time and position you have selected – lots to choose from so sign up early – and often!! Please select as many “slots” as you can – Volunteer Shirts will be provided by the Aetna Group who is our major sponsor of this tournament – thank you Aetna!
Thank you all for VOLUNTEERING!
Lynda/Jeff Skaggs – Tournament Directors, PK – Volunteer Coordinator, Donna Holick – Tournament Coordinator, Bill Booth – Website Master!
Let’s get out there and put on another successful Round Up Tournament – a great way to continue to show everyone how super our Club is – a great representation of the success of Sun City Pickleball – of our Sun City Pickleball Club! And, as stated – Bravo – thank you for Volunteering!
A FEW NOTES:
The RCSC Board has scheduled a meeting with them, the RCSC Administration and our Club Executive Board on September 7. A very positive step in finding a solution for the real need for additional Sun City Pickleball Courts as the Mountain View plan proceed. Really looking forward to that meeting! More, for sure, as those discussions take place. Rich Peterson has put together a very interesting and plausible proposal for additional Pickleball Courts on the South Side – thank you Rich, as always, for putting your expertise to work!
Please add to your calendars (refer to our Club email of July 6 for other events/activities) – Reciprocal Team Play with Sun City West will begin here at Marinette on Sunday, October 24. Much more on those times/sign ups in the near future!
Our first General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 13 at 3 pm in the Marinette Auditorium.
Please continue to look for ways to Volunteer – many events/activities will be posted in the next month or so – stay posted – Volunteer often! Thank you to all who Volunteer!
Good Saturday afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members this Monsoon season,
A quick note to remind all those Club Members waiting so “patiently” for our ROUND UP TOURNAMENT (our first “home” tournament since Jan. 2020). ROUND UP TOURNAMENT dates are set for Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday October 19, 20, 21. Sign ups begin at 10 am next Tuesday, July 27 and are staggered – complete information and instructions can be found on pickleballtournaments.com.
This is also a time to remind all Club Members to put those dates in their “Volunteer” column of “things to do”! Sign ups for those volunteer positions will be available soon – 3 days to volunteer and help your Club out. This is a major fund raiser for our Club – all proceeds are put right back into Club events/activities/court improvements/pickleballs, etc. Thank you ahead of time for volunteering and showing your Club spirit and support . . . thank you!
Our first general Club Membership Meeting of 2021 is scheduled for Monday, September 13, 3 pm in the Marinette Auditorium.
Please pick up the pickleballs and put them in a cooler! Thank you!
Update not in club email: Monday, December 6, GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 4 pm – Marinette Auditorium. The annual meeting which includes election of the 2022 Club Executive Board.
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
And we have made it to July – no doubt the heat is here – observations would be that Club Members are: playing earlier in the day, hydrating like crazy, seeking shade, and playing within personal limits. There even has been a “mister” available from time to time . . . thanks, Lynda/Jeff!
The pavilion is getting more and more use each day!
A fact – it is good to have a calendar of Club activities/events . . . we missed this for well over a year! So, here is a first glance – much more will come out as time goes on:
The first date is an added date:
September 13, Monday, 3 pm – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – at the Marinette Auditorium.
A full agenda will be sent out prior to that meeting – we asked for this extra meeting time since we haven’t been able to have a full membership meeting since Jan, 2020. Lots to prepare for, too, as we approach our Round Up Tournament October 19, 20, 21.
October 19, 20, 21 – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – our FALL ROUND UP TOURNAMENT – The registration for the Round Up begin on July 27 – complete information will be available on pickleballtournaments.com.
October 25, Monday, 4 pm – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – Marinette Auditorium. This is the regular scheduled meeting and will take place as usual – more on that agenda in time.
October 26, Tuesday, 4 pm – FUN DAY – Mountain View Courts
November 8, Monday, 3 pm – RED WHITE BLUE CLUB TOURNAMENT – Marinette Courts
Saturday, November 13, Noon – VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON – Bell Center Auditorium
Wednesday, December 8, 5 pm – CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY – Sun Dial Auditorium (with Street Player).
Monday, January 17 (2022), 4 pm – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – Marinette Auditorium.
First glance at our Club Calendar – details and information in much more depth will be headed your way later!
This calendar is not totally complete, of course, as there will be more times/dates added as in reciprocals, lessons, clinics, ladders, round robins, etc. All that information will be available as we get a little closer to their starting dates.
Please remember to ALWAYS SIGN IN ELECTRONICALLY – we want to record every time any person comes in to play pickleball.
Remember – this heat wears out (and softens) the pickleballs too – so – please pick them up when you are done playing and put them in a cooler. At Marinette, the coolers should be kept in the pavilion. Thank you – as stated before – the pickleballs thank you!