Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
With the Round Up Tournament and so many other events/activities starting up/going on as we “get busy” in October, we still need to conduct regular Club Business – here is a look at some of the items to address at our next Membership Meeting, Monday, October 25 at Marinette – 4 p.m.
A. WELCOME BACK (continued) – great to see so many Members returning!
B. CLUB BOARD INTRODUCTION
Vice President – Tom Jeffers, Jan Booth – Treasurer, Ann Clark – Secretary, Evelyn Larsen – Membership, Lynda Skaggs – Publicity, Dan Haberman – Member at Large, Dave Breault – President
(Bill Booth – Website Master, Allen Gilson – Assistant Website Master)
C. SECRETARY’S REPORT
D. TREASURER’S REPORT
A. ROUND UP TOURNAMENT RESULTS – Lynda/Jeff Skaggs, Donna Holick, PK
B. RECIPROCAL RESULTS – Jeff Skaggs
C. RCSC/CLUB BOARD SECOND MEETING REVIEW – Rich Peterson
A. 2022 CLUB BOARD NOMINATIONS
1. Nomination Committee (Kevin Pates, Sue Bryant, Coleen Hoeschen) recommendation of Board candidates – it must be noted that as of this writing, the President’s position on the Board remains unfilled – please see any Nominating Committee or Current Board Member if you are interested!
2. Nominations from the floor
B. BYLAW REVIEW/COMMENTS/DISCUSSION – Evelyn Larsen/Jan Booth
Bylaw Committee – Coleen Hoeschen, Donna Holick, Diana Graham, Cindy Golden, Dave B
(voting on the proposed, newly revised Bylaws will take place at the Dec 6 Membership meeting)
RWB COLORS TOURNAMENT – VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON – CHRISTMAS PARTY
D. MEMBERSHIPS FOR 2022 ARE OPEN!
CLUB MEMBERS – Please park outside the main parking lot at Marinette during the 3 days of the Round Up Tournament (Tues-Wed-Thurs) as a courtesy to RCSC Members not involved in the tournament and to our visiting tournament guests – lots of available parking for us on the northside roads behind Marinette!! Thank you!!
Good morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
ROUND UP TOURNAMENT:
Next week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – October 19-20-21 – our Club Round Up Tournament will be taking place each day, all day at the Marinette Courts . . . the Mountain View Courts will be open and available for “drop in” play on those tournament days.
Thank you to all the Volunteers who help keep this event so successful! This tournament is a super fund raiser for our Club Treasury!
The Line Judge Clinic conducted by Tom Jeffers went very well and all 25 attendees are “ready for action”! Bravo to all!!
All Volunteers for the Round Up are asked to check in at least 15 minutes before their scheduled “shift” . . . LINE JUDGES SHOULD PLAN ON BEING AT MARINETTE BY 10:30 a.m. EACH DAY!
Volunteers – have you signed up for our Club Volunteer Luncheon – Saturday, November 13, 11 a.m. at the Bell Center – Well Deserved, Volunteers – Sign Up!!
Club Reciprocal with SCW – Sunday, October 24, 1 p.m. – Marinette Courts
Club Membership Meeting – Monday, October 25, 4 p.m. – Marinette Auditorium
Fun Day – Tuesday, October 26, 4 p.m. – Mountain View Courts
RWB Color Event – Monday, November 8, 3 p.m. – Marinette Courts
Volunteer Luncheon – Saturday, November 13, 11 a.m. – Bell Center
Club Annual Membership Meeting – Monday, December 6, 4 p.m. – Marinette Auditorium
Club Christmas Party – Wednesday, December 8, 5 p.m. – Sundial Auditorium
Check out/Sign Up – Club Website – suncitypickleballclub.org
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members – another beautiful Sunday!
CLUB BOARD MEETING WITH THE RCSC
Last Friday, October 8, 5 members of our Pickleball Club met with the RCSC Board/Administration. Club Members attending were Tom Jeffers, Ann Clark, Evelyn Larsen, Rich Peterson and Dave Breault.
This was the second meeting with the RCSC . . . in this meeting, the RCSC shared a possible solution to the need for additional pickleball courts in the Mountain View area. Considerations are being made for constructing a building at the Mountain View site for indoor pickleball courts! This concept idea came from the consultation of the RCSC with the architect. Obviously, there are many facets to be addressed and met before any further development could take place. However, as far down the line as this may be, it indicates the understanding of our need for additional pickleball courts in Sun City. As a Club, it continues to be absolutely imperative that we show the numbers of utilization to support the need of these courts!! Always sign in both at Marinette and Mountain View – documentation/record keeping is a must! There is, also, a plan in the works for the placement of some temporary courts when the current Mountain View courts are no longer “in play”! Talk with any of the Club representatives who attended this meeting for more in-depth details…..this was a very positive meeting with the RCSC….certainly, a “step” in the right direction!
SIGN UP REMINDERS
Many event/activities are underway – get on our Club Website suncitypickleballclub.org – plenty to chose from! RWB – Volunteer Luncheon – Modified Pickleball – Clinics – Ladders – Lessons, etc. SIGN UP! And a thank you to Pat Sterba for continuing to volunteer/coordinate our Club Mixed Ladder on Fridays! Bravo!!
Good afternoon this Thursday Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
And the weather is cooperating!!! Fall is a beautiful temp season – “October heat relief”!
Here is a bit more information about a few Club events/activities that are “happening soon”! Links for sign ups are on our Club Website suncitypickleballclub.org
RED WHITE BLUE GREY/BLACK COLOR TOURNAMENT – Monday, November 8 – 3 pm – Marinette
This event is quite like a “round robin” combined with a bit of a “ladder element”. There will be 4 teams divided into 4 color groups – each team member will wear the specific color assigned to their team . . . players will be equally divided into groups of 20 players with similar skill levels competing against each other. There are 3 skill levels that seem to be easiest to identify with – Beginner (novice to 1.5 rating), Intermediate (2.0 – 3.0 rating) and Advanced (3.5 up). This a great opportunity (in a “friendly”, “little competitive” atmosphere) to try out your play with many others of a similar skill level (and meet more nice people in our Club). Each player will play 5 games – sometimes you may play with another player of your color team vs players from other teams. Each game will be with a group of different players – all in the same skill level. No color team member plays against their own team mate – only compete against players from other color teams. Each player accumulates points for their color team. So, if a red team member is teamed with a blue team member, their score counts for each of their teams . . . the other color team (like a blue team member and grey/black team member) accumulates points for their team. The color team with the most points at the end of all games are the “champs”! What fun and team camaraderie!! Sign up, get on a team, wear your color, cheer on your teammates!! There will be some refreshments at the end of play. Volunteers needed!!
VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON – Saturday, November 13 – 11 am – Bell Center Auditorium
A thank you event for all who have Volunteered (4 or more hours) over the last 2 years . . . yes, 2 years because of the “Covid” situation – so, all of 2020 which includes the SSIPA Tournament in January, the Spring Slam in March, plus all those who volunteered with Clinics, Lessons, Ladders, Round Robins, Set Up Committees, etc . . . There are so many Club Members who have volunteered so much of their time . . . come let us “wine” (not really) and dine you with some refreshments and “prizes”!
There are several Ladders (Womens – Mondays, Mens – Thursdays, and Mixed – Fridays) starting soon – all at 11 a.m. A link for sign ups can be found by clicking on “Activities” on our Club Website home page for specific start dates. Thank you to Patty Evans, Mike Luke, Kevin Pates and Dan Haberman for getting these Ladders back “in play”!!
Good morning this Sunday Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
Welcome to October . . . so many events/activities starting . . . you may have to read this email more than once . . . and often . . . even more events/activities will begin/continue as our Club “winter season” unfolds! Check our Club Website, check it often!
It is very IMPORTANT that you READ THE CRITERIA for each event/activity – Links for that important information are located by checking our Club Website suncitypickleballclub.org
Special thank you’s to Bill Booth and Allen Gilson for their continued expertise in setting up our Club Website!! And thank you to all the Volunteers who step up to organize each of our Club events/activities. A BIG BRAVO to ALL VOLUNTEERS!!
“DROP IN” PLAY – each day – 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
SIGN UPS on our Club Website available for the following: Continue reading →
Good Tuesday morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
Some quick notes:
There are still a few slots left in the Line Judge Training Clinic on Wednesday, October 13 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tom Jeffers, Club VP, will be conducting this very beneficial and up to date rules clinic as we approach the Round Up Tournament October 19-20-21. Join one our Line Judge Teams, help our tournament continue to run well and get a volunteer shirt!!! Lots of wins there!!
Our Club events/activities will begin to “ease” back into the “precovid” mode as we enter October, November, etc. Officially, Monday, October 4 is the beginning of the new Club calendar. “Drop In” play remains until 11 a.m. each day and then our other Club activities/events begin – some at 11 a.m. with others starting a bit later . . . please go to our Club Website suncitypickleballclub.org often to check what the schedule unfolds . . . many require “sign ups” so it is important to check out the time/day, etc. In fact, one Clinic begins today . . . Bud Langford’s 4.0 Clinic 3 p.m. to 5 pm. …”sign ups” are available on the Club Website!!!
At the upcoming RCSC Board meeting this Thursday at the Sun Dial Auditorium – 9 a.m. – you need to bring your picture ID for entry . . no key fobs will be accepted!
As we enter the last quarter of this year, dues can be paid – any dues paid from October on will count for the remainder of this year (new members) and the year 2022. Dues remain at $15 for the year. Please use the Membership link on our Club website to easily and efficiently register/pay for 2022 – still a great, super deal!!!
There will be more . . . but, for now,
Clinics to help tournament players improve their skills have been scheduled for September 28 through March. See this page for a description and links to the signups.
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.