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.
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
Sign up for our Farewell Dinner on March 22 is now available online There is no sign up fee for members, and guests will pay $5 at the door. Final deadline for this sign up is March 18. The Club will provide meats for the dinner; members will bring side dishes, desserts, and salads.
A Ratings Clinic is scheduled for Friday, March 1, at 2-4 pm at Marinette. Registration is required and is available online. Please note this clinic is ONLY for those members who currently have no rating.
Since it is warming up, Couples Night/Social Night will have dinner on the Marinette patios this Friday. Bring a meal and a drink and perhaps a light snack to share.
Beginning late this week Franklin balls will once again be supplied by the Club. While not perfect, this seems to be the ball that will give the Club the best service for its money for the foreseeable future. Balls will be placed in the racks and coolers. They will not be handed out to anyone for any reason. They are purchased by the Club for use on Sun City courts ONLY. There is no reason for any of them to be in anyone’s bag or backpack!.
The Sun City vs Sun City West Reciprocal was a tight competition yesterday, but we managed to pull it out by winning 50 games to 48 games! This was the fifth competition out of six and as it stands now, Sun City leads the series 3-2. The social gathering and snacks on the patio were enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone who competed and bringing their “A” game! Special thank you to the scorekeepers: Sam Conway, Frank Spina and Terri Smiley who rushed over to help after winning the Gold Medal with Jan Hodgson at the Grand Canyon State Games Tournament!
We look forward to next month’s and last competition of the season at Sun City West Liberty Courts on March 17th, please sign up as the slots fill quickly!
We need 3 women for the A division for reciprocal play this Sunday. The club will have to forfeit if we don’t have enough players. We don’t want to cancel this event with Sun City West. Everybody who plays in this event has a great time so please sign up. The play is at Marinette at 1pm just go to our web page and sign up.
A reminder from RCSC that NO outside flyers are to be displayed at our courts without prior RCSC approval. There was at least one flyer around during the SSIPA tournament that had not been approved. While it was an innocent enough flyer, (it had to do w Pickleball in Jamaica) it must not happen again.
The key to access the Lobster machine from our closet is now back at the desk at Marinette. Please ask POLITELY for the key, bearing in mind that there may be others at the desk who also need the FA’s attention. You may be required to show ID, will sign a log and leave your keys and or RCSC card at the desk. The remote for the machine will also be at the desk and must be returned, along with the key, for you to be signed out.
Couples/Social Night is a continuing Friday evening event. Sign up for dinner is available on Sign Up Genius, and you may also contact Murray and Terry Griffin to check on plans for the evening. Due to the continued cool weather, his week’s dinner will be at a local restaurant, not on the patios.
Our next FUN DAY is TODAY at 4 at Mountain View. Come on out and play and visit w some friends on this beautiful (well, OK, it is a bit chilly) day!
There are still a few slots open for the Club Tournament, which takes place February 22 at Marinette. Register on the Club website today!
Our SPRING SLAM @ SUN CITY tournament is coming up March 8 – 10. As with all of these events, we need lots of volunteers. Shifts are short, and you get to meet lots of people, both from our Club and from outside. Sign up TODAY on the Club website to get your choice of assignments!
This morning’s Rodeo was, as anticipated, a tremendous success! A little nippy in the pavilion, but it warmed up beautifully for lunch on the patio! Hope all participants learned a bit about the strengths and weaknesses of their game – if there are any weaknesses! Thank you to Lis Smoot for organizing this fun event, and thanks to all the volunteers, and Pat Klepadlo for organizing them. Events of this nature just don’t happen without them.
Next up is a Fun Day at Mountain View Monday, Feb 11. Bring your paddle along with your smile and a snack and drink. No sign up necessary. Club provides napkins, plates and plasticware, More info on line.
The annual Club Tournament is only two weeks away, on February 22. This event has been run by Barbara and Richard Heyward for several years and everyone involved always has a great time. Spaces are filling fast, so please register today on the Club website.
Please read the Minutes from our last Club Meeting on line. The date listed for the next meeting is incorrect. The correct date is March 26, a Tuesday.