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.
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.
Surprise Pickleball Association is looking for line judges for its Tommy Wong and Southwest Regional Championships, which run back to back from January 3 through 12. They are paying $5 per match for their “Volunteers”. If interested, contact Marlene Berwald @ 219-688-3022.
We will be selling no Christmas Party tickets after noon Monday (Dec 2). I will be at Marinette Monday from about 8:30 til at least 10:00 with tickets. If you want tickets and that still doesn’t work for you, please contact Frank Spina to make arrangements. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Frank, also.
Our last Club Meting of 2019 will be Friday (Dec 6) @1;00 @ Marinette. The Men’s Round Robin has been cancelled, and the Beginner Paddle Up, which is moving to Fridays at 2:00, has been delayed until 3:00 for this week only.
If you will be attending the Christmas party and have dietary restrictions, please let Frank Spina know ASAP. The buffet will include gluten free salads, but other options are available by request. They are: Gluten Free Pizza, Garlic Cheesy Bread, Regular Wings, Pasta, Rice Krispy and Brownie.
Our Modified PB program is in full swing, meeting on Marinette courts 5&6 at 10AM Tuesdays and 2PM Wednesdays. Play is modified for those with disabilities, whether temporary or permanent, and the whole program is very low key, making it a great choice for those new to the game and a bit intimidated by the early morning crowds. Please mention this play possibility to your friends who may be a little reluctant to give PB a try. Contact Allen Gilson for more info.
Couples Night/Social Night is also going strong on Fridays at 5 (or so) at Marinette. Come play for awhile, then have dinner with new and old friends. This week is apparently going to be cool and damp, so dinner will likely involve going out to a local restaurant. Contact Terry Griffin to let her know if you plan on attending.
Sun City Pickleball Club Membership Meeting December 6, 2019 1 PM Marinette Auditorium Discussion of plans for 2020, Committee Reports ELECTION OF OFFICERS YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO VOTE
Christmas Party Tickets will be on sale until Monday, December 2nd. The weather this week has impacted when who will be where to sell them. If you have been unable to get tickets, contact me at this email and we’ll arrange to get tickets to you. The Party is December 7 at 4:30 at Bell. The meal will be catered by Sardella’s, entertainment by “Street Player”. Attire is your choice, from casual to semi formal. Beverages are included, but you might want to bring your drink of choice.
The Wednesday Round Robin had very few participants this past week, perhaps because there was no publicity and no pre-registration. This event goes on at 10:00 and is usually run by Pat Sterba. In Pat’s absence, however, any participant can take the Round Robin sheets and get started.
The Mens League did not have enough participants to get started. For the time being there is a Mens Round Robin taking place on Fridays at noon. Once there are enough players, the League will start up as originally planned.
As of now, we have sold approximately 175 tickets for the Christmas party. It’s still 3 weeks away, but there is a limit to the number of tickets we can sell, so don’t procrastinate on this!
We apologize to those who came to Marinette this morning looking for Christmas Tickets. We got our signals crossed. Next week Frank or I will be at Marinette Mon, Wed and Fri mornings and Tue evening. Frank will also have tickets available prior to the Colors Tournament Monday afternoon and will be at Mountain View Wednesday morning.
The registration deadline for the Volunteer Luncheon, which will take place next Saturday, has been extended to Tuesday, November 12. Anyone who has volunteered at ANY Club event this year is eligible to attend. More info online, and register with Signup Genius.
You should have received an email from Richard Heywood giving you your color assignment for Monday’s Color Tournament. Please wear a shirt and /or cap in your team colors so your teammates can identify you and cheer you on! There will be a light meal served in the Auditorium after play. Please bring your drink of choice. If you have not heard from Richard by now, contact him.
There is no more expected delay – as of now – in the reopening of courts 1-12, now scheduled for noon tomorrow. Your patience has been appreciated.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Christmas Party Tickets will be on sale Monday evening from 5:30-7 at Marinette this week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning sales will continue as scheduled, and evening sales will go back to Tuesdays next week.
The Mandatory Meeting for those playing in the Leagues is tomorrow at 1 at Marinette. You should be registered prior to the meeting. See our website for more details.