We apologize to those who came to Marinette this morning looking for Christmas Tickets. We got our signals crossed. Next week Frank or I will be at Marinette Mon, Wed and Fri mornings and Tue evening. Frank will also have tickets available prior to the Colors Tournament Monday afternoon and will be at Mountain View Wednesday morning.
The registration deadline for the Volunteer Luncheon, which will take place next Saturday, has been extended to Tuesday, November 12. Anyone who has volunteered at ANY Club event this year is eligible to attend. More info online, and register with Signup Genius.
You should have received an email from Richard Heywood giving you your color assignment for Monday’s Color Tournament. Please wear a shirt and /or cap in your team colors so your teammates can identify you and cheer you on! There will be a light meal served in the Auditorium after play. Please bring your drink of choice. If you have not heard from Richard by now, contact him.
There is no more expected delay – as of now – in the reopening of courts 1-12, now scheduled for noon tomorrow. Your patience has been appreciated.
Marinette Courts 1-12 will remain closed til noon Saturday. Apparently the extra time is needed because of the weather this week. Please pay attention to the signage regarding this: the fact that there is no barbed wire and armed guards does not mean the courts are available!
Murray and Terry Griffen are back to welcome us to Couples Night/Social Night at Marinette on Fridays from 5 til whenever. While the weather holds, dinner will probably be a picnic on the patio. Bring a lunch and your drink of choice, play a little PB and enjoy some great conversation.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Christmas Party Tickets will be on sale Monday evening from 5:30-7 at Marinette this week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning sales will continue as scheduled, and evening sales will go back to Tuesdays next week.
The Mandatory Meeting for those playing in the Leagues is tomorrow at 1 at Marinette. You should be registered prior to the meeting. See our website for more details.
First, thanks to all who played in, volunteered at and just came to watch the Roundup! And especially, thanks to Jeff and Lynda Skaggs and Donna Holick for putting it on, and to Kevin Pates for the great write up on our webpage.
Registration is still open for the Women’s League, which will play Wednesdays at noon, and the Men’s League, which will play Fridays at noon. A mandatory organizational meeting for all participants will take place Monday at 1 in Marinette Auditorium. If you are unable to make this meeting, you must contact Jeff or Lynda Skaggs immediately to make arrangements.
The first Ratings Clinic of the season will take place November 9 at noon at Marinette. Participants must be a member of SCPC, have been playing PB at least 2 months and not have an existing SCPC or USAPA rating. The Club will not override anyone’s USAPA rating and, at least for this session, will not be adjusting existing Club Ratings.
Courts 1-12 will be closed Tuesday thru Thursday next week for repairs to the expansion joints. All scheduled Club activities on those days will be cancelled. This certainly is not great timing for this project, but it could have been worse! Please plan your play accordingly!
The Color Tournament will take place November 11 at 2. Food will be available after play. More info on our website. Registration is still open.
The Volunteer Luncheon is scheduled for November 16 at noon on the Marinette patios. Lunch will be catered by Sardellas. If you have volunteered in any capacity in 2019 you are eligible to attend this event. Come on out and let us thank you! Registration closes November 10th.
The Christmas party will be here before we know it. Tickets go on sale Monday. They are $10 per person for members and one escorted guest. The party will feature a catered meal, terrific doorprizes and music by “Street Player”, a local band which plays regularly throughout the valley!
As mentioned earlier, our annual Christmas Party will be December 7 in the Bell social Halls. Happy hour at 4:30, dinner at 5:30, and it was originally stated the band will play from 6 – 8. Hopefully we can get the start and finish times for the entertainment both moved a little later. Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 4. Frank Spina will be at Marinette from 8:30 til 10:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’ll have the tickets at Marinette Tuesday evenings beginning November 5 from 5:30 til 7:00. Sales will end December 2. Please contact Frank if neither option works for you.
There was an error in the listing of additional candidates for office in the last email. The correct ones are: Dave Breault, nominated from floor, President Jeff Skaggs, nominated from floor, Member at Large Lynda Skaggs, nominated from floor, Publicity Chair Rita Gregory, will accept if nominated at December meeting, Treasurer Cindy Golden, will accept if nominated at December meeting, Membership Chair.
Come on out and watch some great play at our Roundup Tournament this week at Marinette.
Our long awaited Roundup Tournament takes place this Tuesday through Thursday at Marinette. All 20 courts will be in use for most of those days, so please plan your week’s play accordingly. Courts 1-12 may also be closed during the evenings so the vendors can leave their wares in a secure environment. Parking will be restricted, as it has been for several years. Please plan on parking in the streets nearby or in the areas allocated to us in the Marinette lots.
The expansion joints at Marinette are due to be repaired the first week of November. As of now, the work is scheduled for Nov 5th through 7th. Courts 1 – 12 will be closed while this work proceeds. Updates on this as we get closer. All Club events will need to be cancelled for whatever days are chosen.
The Color Tournament will take place on November 11 at 2 at Marinette. The other afternoon Club functions will need to be cancelled. After that, we’ll hopefully have clear sailing other than Holiday interruptions! Tournament details are available on our website, as is the link to Signup Genius.
Registration is now available for the Volunteer Luncheon taking place November 16. If you volunteered for anything this year – not just the major tournaments – you are eligible to attend. Lunch will be catered by Sardellas, which also caters our Christmas Party. Please sign up mentioning one function at which you volunteered, and mention any dietary restrictions.
In addition to the slate of officers put forward by the Nominating Committee, there were three others nominated at the meeting: President – Dave Breault; Membership Chair – Jeff Skaggs and Publicity Chair – Lynda Skaggs. Two others have expressed interest in being nominated at the December meeting; Treasurer – Rita Gregory and Membership Chair – Cindy Golden.
Rich Peterson has volunteered to head the Facilities Committee suggested at the meeting. We need two or three volunteers to work with Rich on this.
The Nominating Committee has come up with the following:
President – Richard Heywood Vice President – Tom Jeffers Secretary – Ann Clark Treasurer – Jan Booth Membership – Evelyn Larson Publicity – Nancy Harris Member At Large – Dan Haberman
Respectfully submitted The Nominating Committee – Nancy LeRoy- Mott, Karen Tolliver & Jerry Raisanen
This is the slate of officers to be formally presented to us tomorrow by our Nominating Committee. Someone not there that you would like to see as a nominated? Check first, please, before nominating anyone. Nominations from the floor will be open at our October 21 meeting until their close, followed by our election of officers, at our December meeting.
Sun City Pickleball Club members are reminded that registration for the Sun City Marinette Super Senior International Pickleball Association tournament (Jan. 28-30, 2020) opens at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
The Marinette lighting project is in full swing and appears to be on schedule. As of 11 this morning, all the old lights were down and nearly half the new ones were up. There may be unseen details involved prior to completion, but the goal of the courts’ being ready for play Saturday seems within reach.
The court wash schedule for Marinette has changed! ALL outside courts will be washed Saturday, October 26. Work will begin at 4AM, so they should be dry and ready for play shortly after 8. The covered courts will be washed Sunday, October 27. Without the sun to dry them, their availability will be later. Please plan your play accordingly.
Sign up is now available for Mens’ League. Play will be Fridays at noon. More info is available on the Club website, or contact Jeff Skaggs for more details.
Sign up will be available soon for the Color Tournament taking place November 11th. This is a fun event where 4 teams of up to 20 players compete against each other wearing their team “Colors”. Play will be against players of comparable skill levels. Lunch/light dinner will follow. More info will be posted with the sign up. Thank you Rich Heywood for stepping up to run this for us!
There are still a few slots open for our Line Judging Clinic and Referee’s Clinic coming up later this week. Thanks to Tom Jeffers for organizing both of these! Sign up on our website.