Holiday hours for both Christmas and New Years will be from 8AM -4PM on the Mountain View courts. Neither Marinette nor Mountain View Rec center will be open, nor will the Marinette courts. As last year, there will be a social gathering at Mountain View from noon til 4! Come on down and mingle! Bring a snack to share if you wish, and your choice of beverage.
Sara Bakefelt is having some concrete/landscaping work done and will have some gravel leftover. It is available free to the first member contacting her. 602-796-8180
Marilyn Bryant forwards this about the last surviving Pickleball founder: Barney McCallum, the last of the three founders of pickleball died on Nov. 18, 2019. He was 93 years old. To see the article that was forwarded to me, google:”Barney McCallum, Bainbridge’s last pickleball pioneer dies at 93″. Very interesting. I’m sure the club would find this interesting also.
Dan and Diane Haberman attended the latest RCSC Board meeting and talked about the plans for the Mountain View reconstruction and the need for more courts. Dan neither changed his name (David Haverman according to the Independent), nor did he claim to be the 2020 President of our Club. Dan says the rest of the story is reasonably accurate.
Dee Davison will be available to give her clinics for a few days in January and February. They are Jan 6, Feb 6 and Feb 20. Three 2 hour clinics will run each day, with only 4 members per clinic. Contact PK if this is of interest. Email or 719-649-0138
Dues are due December 31. There will be a very brief grace period. When filling out the form, you are permitted to write “Same” for most of your information, but we do need you to fill in the spot that says “Name”!
We have been asked by long time Club members Rick and Kathy Masters to let our membership know that their son recently passed away in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We have little information except that this was sudden and happened Wednesday. Rick and Kathy will be out of phone contact for awhile, but there will be more info available on Kathy’s Facebook page.
Many of us have children in Richard’s age bracket (35). Hopefully very few – none would be better – of us have ever had to go thru something like this. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them.
What began at Mountain View last week will spread to Marinette this week, probably by tomorrow. Incoming President Dave Breault and I were told this morning that the changes going into effect have been the rules ever since the Club was formed in 2003. Exactly why things were never done this way remains a mystery.
You are required to wear your name badge during Club Time, but you will not sign in, either on a RCSC sheet or on one of the Club’s. We were told that RCSC does not need a count to verify our usage of the facilities. Club Times for 2020, which are very close to those for 2019 are: Marinette; Mon – Fri 7A-8P and Sat – 8-12; Mountain View; Mon – Fri – 7-11; Wed – 7-3 and Tue & Thu 4-Close. We don’t have all courts at all these times (in fact, we never have all courts at Marinette), but we do have some, and times could be adjusted. If you arrive prior to Club time, or stay much after, you theoretically would sign in. We’ll have to see how this plays out.
If you bring a guest (all guest rules still apply) during Club time, you will pay the Club $2.50 and a Club owned punch card will be punched or marked somehow. The Club’s having purchased the cards gives RCSC a record of how many guests we have had.over the course of a year. Details of how all this will be handled will be worked out over the next few weeks.
Many of you have tried to get answers on this for us, and your efforts are appreciated. This is the current “official” version, and is subject to change! Please spread the word!
There is currently confusion as to exactly what RCSC expects us to do regarding signing in to play at MV. Friday morning we were told the FAs would no longer be checking our sign in sheets, but Saturday morning there were more out to be used.
Until we get a clear answer from RCSC, please continue to sign in on whatever form is available – theirs or ours. We will turn in our own counts weekly if necessary It is imperative that we continue to keep our player counts up, as high participation may be our greatest leverage to getting more courts at MV when the remodel finally takes place.
Thanks for working with us on this. As of the moment, I have no clear answer from RCSC as to what they want us to do.
Our Sun City Pickleball Club Officers for 2020 are: President; Dave Breault VP; Tom Jeffers Secretary; Ann Clark Treasurer; Jan Booth Membership; Evelyn Larsen Publicity; Lynda Skaggs Member at Large; Dan Haberman
Congratulations to all, and thank you to our 2019 Board!
Candidates: If you will be seeking office in tomorrow’s election, and have opposition, you will be given a 2 minute (max!) time slot to tell everyone why you are the best candidate . Those running unopposed will have a chance to introduce themselves while we await the election results.
Tickets: Party ticket sales ended Monday, as announced over 2 weeks ago. At that time, we needed to give the caterer an accurate count. A few members have since expressed interest in tickets, and there are always a few people who can’t use their tickets at the last minute. If you fit either description please contact Frank Spina and we will try to pair sellers with buyers.
Following is the Proposed Agenda for Friday’s Meeting.
SCPC Proposed Meeting Agenda December 6, 2019 Introduction of Officers Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Committee Reports Player Development — Lis Smoot Ladders — Kevin Pates Leagues, Reciprocal Play, Open Tournaments – Jeff Skaggs Facilities – Rich Petersen Old Business Name Tags Guests Dues Lobster – Tom Jeffers Website help New Business Donation for RCSC SCW “Play for Charity” Party on January 25 Election of Officers Ballots will be tallied as we continue and probably after adjournment. Winners will be announced at the hall as soon as available, and will be posted via email and on the Website ASAP. Upcoming events Lobster Lessons: TBA Dec 28 RTTY Party – Club table: Jan 1: Open House/Fun Day – MV – Noon-4 13: Fun Day – M – 4-7 20: Membership Meeting – M – 4-5:30 25: Desert Frogs/Snowbirds Tournament – M – 3-8 28-30: SSIPA Please wear your name tags! You must sign in to receive a ballot, so be sure to do so!
Registration for our SPRING SLAM begins Sunday. Please see our website for information, provided to us by Donna Holick, about the new registration process. In a nutshell, registration times are staggered by skill level, and your USAPA profile must show SCPC as your home club in order for you to qualify for the Club discount. Again, see the website for more complete details. And thanks to Donna for getting this info to us!