First, I need to take a few lines to thank Tom Jeffers for all his work on our behalf. All our emails for the past two months were Tom’s work. He also brought the Lobster to and from the factory in CA for repairs, and is now working on a couple of clinics for us in October. So, THANK YOU TOM, for these and many other things!
Cut off date for entries in our Member/Member & Member/Guest Tournament is this Sunday, September 15. We’ve had a very encouraging response, but could use a few more teams. Other Club activities on September 20 and 21 will be cancelled. There will be plenty of room for Open Play.
RCSC has mentioned several times, from several places within, that there is a limited number of times a Guest may be signed into an RCSC facility in a calendar year. That number is 14. How, or if, this will be addressed is still open. Just be aware the regulation is there – and is not new.
We have a lot of things coming up following next week’s tournament: 10/09 Fun Day at Marinette – 5:00 10/15 Fun Day at Mountain View – 5:00 10/?? Mid month Line Judging Clinic 10/?? ” ” Referee Clinic 10/21 Membership Meeting – 4:00, Marinette 10/29-31 Roundup Tournament 11/11 Color Team Tournament – 2:00, Marinette 11/18 Meeting for Men’s League and Women’s League – 1:00, Marinette 11/16 Volunteer Luncheon – 11:00, Marinette Patio Have you volunteered yet? 12/06 Membership Meeting – 1:00, Marinette 12/07 Christmas Party – 4:30, Bell Center There will be more events, and more info will be forthcoming. Dates for the October clinics will be sent as soon as they are confirmed.
Simon, our original Pickleball Training machine, has outlived its usefulness to the Club. It still works, but can be finicky and therefore no longer meets our needs. He will be sold to a Club Member for $100. If there’s no interest, we’ll advertise elsewhere.
Sorry for the delay: MailChimp has been winning the battle for awhile!
Thanks to all who came to our Membership Meeting Tuesday! While aware it was an inopportune time for many, we felt it important to schedule a meeting at Fairway and that was the only time slot available anywhere within our requests. Although the discussion got a bit contentious at times, many good points were made, and it appeared most realized the Scheduling Committee and Board are doing everything possible to be fair to all members. We will continue to address your concerns as fairly as possible. The paperwork is ready to be submitted for approval of the purchases discussed, and we hope to hear something soon. The Minutes are now available on the Website and will be posted to the bulletin boards soon.
Thanks to all who took a few moments to share their thoughts on the Dink Tournament which took place Monday. Hopefully some adjustments can be made that will draw more participants next time.
Our next Club event is a Fun Day at 4PM on Thursday, April 11, at Mountain View. Bring your paddle, a snack to share and your beverage of choice! The Club will provide plates, napkins and cups. This is a great opportunity to meet, and renew friendships with, some members you haven’t met or rarely see.
The Farewell Dinner Friday evening was a great success! Thank you to all who attended – you are what makes these functions work! And Thank You once again to PK and her volunteers, this time especially Tom Jeffers and Steve McClean!
No report yet on the Dink Tournament, but past efforts say Phil Arinno again did a great job on it. Thank you Phil! This was, however, an event that was very poorly attended. We need your feedback. If you did play, would you like to see this event again? And if you did not, why not? Is it just a dead event that will never interest you? Bad day and/or time? Didn’t like the format? Something else? Please respond to this email with your thoughts on this subject, or email Phil or me directly.
As most of you know by now, Ed Millett has had to resign as our President for health reasons. He will be sorely missed, especially by those of us who try to take up the slack. As a result of Ed’s resignation, I have moved in to the office of President and Tom Jeffers has agreed to fill the office of Vice President for the balance of the year. Thanks for all your work Ed! And thank you for stepping up to help out Tom!
The Nominating Committee is set, and it met for the first time this afternoon. The members are: Nancy LeRoy-Mott, Jerry Raisanen and Karen Tolliver. They will put together the best slate of officers possible and present them to us at our October 21 meeting. If you are interested in filling one of our Officer Positions contact one of these members as soon as possible.
If you are interested in participating in the Club Dink tournament, you need to sign up NOW!
Registration is available on our website.
The next Club Meeting is this coming Tuesday at noon at FAIRWAY. Please make every effort to be there! The Agenda, as of now, for the meeting follows. Please save or print it – there will not be copies available at the meeting.
SCPC Meeting Agenda March 26, 2019 Introduction of Officers Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Committee Reports Reciprocal Play – Jeff Skaggs Clinics, Lessons – Lis Smoot Ladders – Kevin Pates – Cathy LaPearl about Ladies Ladder for summer Volunteers – Pat Klepadlo In House Tournaments – Phil Arinno Open Tournaments – Donna Holick SSIPA – Donna, SLAM – Jeff, Shootout – Director needed Christmas Party – Dave Breault Nominating Committee Scheduling Committee – Marcia Capital Improvements – Rich Peterson Old Business Courts for tournaments Balls Absentee Ballots Funding for Social Events New Business Possibility of purchasing Bleachers / Motion to appropriate funds Proposal to purchase Lobster for Mountain View Grace period for renewal memberships Upcoming events 4/11 – Fun Day @ Mountain View 5/17 – Fun Day @ Marinette @ 4- Time may change due to heat. 6/12 – Round Robin and Brunch @ Marinette from 7 – 10 7/3 – Independence Day Party @ Marinette @ 5 Time may change. 10/21 – Membership Meeting @ 4 @ Marinette
The Farewell Dinner is this Friday at 6. You must register on our Website by 8 this evening to be included in this event!
The Dink Tournament will be Monday at Marinette. Registration has been disappointingly slow. The Men’s brackets will be combined into one, as will the Women’s. This is a really fun event and is a great equalizer for many of us! Power is of no advantage in this event; finesse and patience are! Check out the rest of the info on our website and sign up today!
Our final Membership Meeting of the season will be Tuesday, March 26, at noon at Fairway. Please make every effort to attend! There is a lot to be discussed and voted on! The Minutes of our January Meeting are posted on line and at both PB facilities. Please read them in advance; they will not be read at the meeting.
Our DesertFrogs/SnowBirds Farewell dinner will take place Friday, March 22 at 6PM at Marinette. You must register for this event on the Club Website by March 19 if you wish to attend. Check the website for more details.
Registration for the Dink Tournament on March 25 is also available on the website. This tournament has always been a fun tournament for all involved, but registration is running very slowly this year. Check it out and get signed up today!
Our next Club Membership Meeting is coming up March 26 at Noon at Fairway. You really don’t want to miss this meeting! The minutes from our last meeting are posted online and at both play locations. Please read them prior to this meeting. The date posted here is the correct date.
Longtime Club Member John Falbo passed away recently. His family is planning a Celebration of Life at his home (10044 W Palmer Dr) at 1PM on March 22. All are invited.
Club shirts have arrived. Candy Laube will be at Marinette tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:00 for pick up. Checks should be payable to Sun City Pickleball Club.
The Club Tournament scheduled for this Friday has been POSTPONED to next Friday, March 1. Times remain the same. If you cannot play due to the change, please let Richard or Barbara Heywood know immediately!
The SLAM is coming up in little more than 2 weeks. There are still a few volunteer slots open. Sign up is available on the Club website.
An end of season dinner for the Desert Frogs to say farewell to the Snowbirds is scheduled for March 22 from 6-8 PM at Marinette. Sign up will be available soon. There will be no fee to sign up for this event, as the Club will provide the meal. HOWEVER, if you sign up and don’t show up you will be ineligible to participate in the next Club Event! The major reason for fees being collected in the past has been to assure attendance. If this works, fees will be eliminated from most future events.
Following on March 25 is the Club Dink Tournament. Tentative start time is 11 AM. Lunch will be provided, and there will be no entry fee. Again, if you sign up and don’t show up, you will be ineligible for the next event. Sign up will be available soon.
Our next Club Membership Meeting will be March 26 at noon at Fairway. A lot of things are happening in our Club: you don’t want to miss this!