We have a club membership meeting tomorrow at 4 pm at the Marinette auditorium. Not a whole of agenda items. More reminders than anything. Hat and shirts still for sale. Still looking for tournament director to replace the Skaggs. Upcoming events. Update on some projects.
Hope to see you all tomorrow. Raining out. Rain in the forecast for next several days’
Just a reminder that tomorrow the 29th is the last day to purchase tickets to our club Holliday party. The celebration starts at 5pm, December the 7th, at the Sundial Auditorium. For those of you that are undecided? just go for it. It will be a fun time. Dinner, dancing and good times with friends. This is a BYOB event.
Our annual Spring Slam tournament presented by Aetna Medicare Solutions is now open for registration. The tournament takes place March 10, 11, &12 at the Marinette courts. If you have never participated in a USAPA tournament, this is a great tournament to get started! You don’t need a rating to participate, you can enter the tournament as a 2.5 or whatever rating you feel your level of play is currently at. . Because this is a sanctioned tournament, you’ll need to join the USAPA @ https;//usapickleball.org/ and also create a profile on https;//pickleballtournaments.com/ There is a $10 discount for Club Members participating in the tournament so make sure to enter Sun City Pickleball Club in your profile. Hope to see a lot of our new members part in this tournament!
Our next Club membership meeting is Monday December the 5th at 4pm at the Marinette auditorium’ Agenda items will include. OLD BUSINESS Reciprocal play vs SCW’ Holliday Party Court Resurfacing Lake View up date Projects NEW BUSINESS Board election Franklin Balls $1500 credit card limit New website platform is being researched Spring Slam
Would like to thank all the members who attended our membership meeting yesterday evening. As I’m sure most of you noticed our meeting was well attended by the people hoping to be elected to the RCSC board of directors. I’d encourage you all to attend the meet and greet for these candidates being held at the Sundial Auditorium tomorrow night, Wednesday the 26th starting at 5:30 pm. Some important questions to ask of these candidates is what their position is in regard to the Mountain View project and the Lake View pickleball project.
We are looking for some techy/computer geeks. If working on web sites and time behind a computer is your thing? Please contact me or any board member.
Also, looking for anyone interested in helping the club by being a tournament director. Tournaments are one of our clubs’ main sources of income. Jeff and Lynda Skaggs have filled the role quite well for several years, but they need a break, actually. would like to play in a tournament themselves. Jeff and Lynda will be the directors for our Spring tournament The Slam. They will be happy to mentor anyone interested in being a director over the course of planning for and running the Slam.
More and more Snowbirds showing up daily. Welcome back.
Fun Day at Mountain View courts this Thursday starting a 4 pm. Bring your social pickleball skills, a snack, ready to have fun and meet new and old friends.
Our Round Up Tournament was a huge success! Despite the torrential down pours we experienced on Saturday! For those of you who were not able to attend the tournament, we had rivers running through the Marinette pavilion. Our members and the RCSC maintenance personnel jumped into action and eventually the tournament carried on. Wish I could name each and every one of our volunteers by name to thank them! You’re awesome. Jeff and Lynda Skaggs, as always, were great tournament directors. The tournament ran like a well-oiled machine.
Our club members that played in Round Up represented us well. Medal winners included: Gold Medal men. Kim Janecky. Jerry Raisanen, David Stephens. Gold Medal Mix. Kathy Waller. Andy Kinder. Patty Evans. Jan Hodgson. Gold Medal women. Kari Anderson. Penny Janecky. Kathy Waller. Nancy Considine. Terri Smiley. Paula Beaty, Karen Madison. Jan Hodgson. Silver Medal men. Jim Diamond. Randy Romero. Tim Hatzenbeler. Silver Medal women. Patty Evans. Alice Ritzman. Carrol Worsnup. Bronze Metal men. Bob Thacker. Dave Breault, Tom Jeffers. Bronze Metal Mix. Carol Hutchinson. Bob Thacker. Joy Stephens. David Stephens. Irene Leaf. Tim Hatzenbeler’ Bronze Medal women. Gay Jones Congratulations to all!
Reciprocal play versus Sun City West on Sunday October the 23rd at the Marinette courts staring at 1 pm.
Club Membership meeting on Monday October 24th at the Marinette auditorium starting at 4 pm.
Fun Day at Mountain View courts on Thursday October the 27th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Please bring a snack to share. beverage of your choice.
The club is in full swing folks. And many of the snowbirds have yet to arrive. 1018 members as of today’
Tomorrow Friday October the 14th, Our Round Up Tournament begins. Runs through Sunday the !6th. All the courts at the Marinette will be in use for this tournament. If you would still like to get some pickleball play in, you will need to head to the Mountain View courts. I’d like to thank all our club volunteers who help make this tournament happen. Also, a big thanks to Lynda and Jeff Skaggs for being the tournament directors. This quite possibly will be Lynda and Jeff’s final time as tournament directors. Will be in need of someone to take their place. If you are not playing or volunteering i recommend you head down just to watch and support or club members who are participating.
Reciprocal play between Sun City and Sun City West is right around the corner!! On October 23rd at the Marinette from 1pm to 3pm is our first match of the Fall! We are in need of players in levels A, B and C for both men and women! We have spots accounted for in the event there are dropouts or no shows! It would be great for our Sun City Club to have a fantastic showing and a WIN for the month of October to kick of the fall! Go to our web page, find the Reciprocal Play icon and sign up for this event using Sign Up Genius. Deadline for signing up is October the18th! A big thanks to Karen and Will Young for being this year’s Reciprocal play coordinators.
Our first membership meeting of the winter season is coming up on Monday October the 24th, at the Marinette auditorium from 4pm to 6pm. Hope you plan to attend.
Nice to be back in Sun City. Reconnecting with old friends, meeting new ones. Dan
On Friday, September 23, from 6-8 pm at the Marinette Auditorium, our club will be hosting a Fall information night. This event will be an informative evening about our clubs upcoming winter events and activities, Presentations from the coordinators of our ladders, round robins, social activities. reciprocal play, lessons and clinics we offer and more. There is more information on our club website. Hope to see you there. Thanks to Lynda Skaggs for putting this night together.
The Round Up Tournament is still in need of volunteer line judges. Don’t think you can be a line judge? Tom Jeffers is offering a clinic on how to line judge. The clinic takes place at the Marinette on Monday October 10th from 11 am to 1 pm. There is also more information about this clinic on our club website.
Since my last email, Kathryn Rabe has also made the decision to not pursue being on the board for 2023. Kathryn had the position of Media and Technology Chair. I’d like to thank Kathryn for serving in that capacity in 2022.
There are now three vacancies on our board that definitely need to be filled for 2023. Treasurer, secretary and media and technology. The rest of the board has offered to continue on the board for 2023. They are Dave Parenteau, member at large. Gay Jones, membership. Lynda Skaggs, vice president. Dan Haberman, President.
The nominating committee consisting of Shayne Lehman, Gwen Miller and Ralph Foster have talked to and interviewed several members to fill the upcoming vacant board positions. Their recommendations are; Rachel Trojanovich for secretary. Alice Ritzman for Treasurer and Mo McClean for media and Technology. I’d like to thank Shayne, Gwen and Ralph for serving on the nominating committee
AT the membership meeting on October 24th, at 4 pm at the Marinette auditorium the nominating committee will present their recommendations for the open board positions to the club membership. At that time there can also be nominations from the floor. The elections will be held at the December membership meeting.
I only have a little information at this time in regard to the Lake View Pickleball courts. The RCSC has an architect they are using and are partnering with Elite Sports Builders on the project. The club committee working on this project has seen some very basic drawings. I’d say the project is still in a conceptual phase. More information as it comes in.
Looking forward to seeing all of you out and about and on the courts. Dan
The Desert Frogs vs Snowbirds was a great club event. Lots of fun and laughter and just a little competitive juice thrown in. A huge thanks to Marcia Gregory for being the tournament director. Marcia also had some great helpers. Thanks to Winston, Shirley, Ros, Jane and Jeff. The Snowbirds “won” the event, but getting our club together was the important thing.
Thanks to Deb Lantzy and her helpers for setting up and organizing the food for the Farewell Dinner. Again, a fun time was had by one and all.
Thanks to Evelyn Larson for organizing a round robin at the Mountain View to accommodate our club members who were not able to get signed up for the Frogs vs Snowbirds.
Ilja Gregor would like to thank all who donated paddles to his son’s PE class. Ilja was able to send off 30 paddles to his son due to your generosity
I got an interesting email from an Ernesto Velazquez a founder and tournament director of a pickleball club and tournament in Spain. He is having two PB tournaments in Spain, One in June and one July. He is to be sending me more information about promotional packs to go to Spain for these events. If you want to go to Spain to play some PB let me know and I’ll pass on info as I get it.
With the warmer weather approaching, please if you are the last players on the courts at the Marinette or Mt. View pick up the balls and put them into a cooler. Thanks.
Membership meeting on Tuesday, March 15th, at 5 pm at Mt. View auditorium.
All for now, I’m sure someone will remind me tomorrow of something I left out of the email.
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