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.
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.
SCPC Proposed Meeting Agenda October 21, 2019 Introduction of Officers Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Committee Reports Reciprocal Play Clinics, Lessons Ladders Leagues Volunteers In House Tournaments Open Tournaments Christmas Party Scheduling Committee Capital Improvements Old Business Lighting Name Tags Guests Curtains at North end/ Budget Request for gates Website help New Business Umbrellas for MV Laptop for Treasurer Gift Cards for Marinette and MV employees Bylaw Changes Absentee Ballots Officers Nomination of Officers Upcoming events 11/11 – Color Tournament 11/16 – Volunteer Luncheon 12/6 – Membership Meeting @ 1 @ Marinette 12/7 – Christmas Party
The Pavilion will be COMPLETELY CLOSED this week for the new lighting to be installed. This is not what we were told a few days ago, but is the latest as of 10:00 or so this morning. Courts 1 – 4 will be accessible through the gate at the far end of the patio area. It appears this project will take all week, so the Friday ladder probably will be cancelled.
Our next Club MEMBERSHIP MEETING will be next Monday, October 21st, at 4 at Marinette. There will be a lot of information about the season ahead, voting on a couple of possible Bylaw changes, and Nomination of Officers. Please try to be there!
Our next FUN DAY will be tomorrow, Tuesday, at 5 at Mountain View. Come play a little pickleball and visit with old and new friends. Bring a snack to share if you wish, and your drink of choice. Please, NO GLASS! After one of these events, including last week’s, there are always questions about when we will do this again. In this case, there is this one tomorrow night, but there also is play 5 evenings a week at Marinette and evening play will begin again soon at Mountain View.
There will eventually be RAIN in Sun City, and it will once again lead to questions about court use. Ladders, leagues and Round Robins will run, or not, at each Captain’s discretion. If they run, they will do so on 6 courts or less, with 2 courts left available for all RCSC cardholders to use on a rotating basis. Guests, since they cannot displace a cardholder, should not be brought during the rain as they may very well not be allowed to play at all! Please bear in mind that cancellation of one event does not necessarily mean the whole day will be a washout – cancellation decisions will be made on an event by event basis.
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.