Reminder for all club members that coming up this Thursday at Mountain View at 4:00 PM, the Club will be hosting our Fun Day event. The Club will furnish plates, napkins, cups and utensils. Please bring a snack to share and your beverage of choice. Hope to see you there!
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.
Ann Reich, who was a member of the Sun City Pickleball Club, passed away on February 9, 2019. To honor Ann’s memory, the 2018/2019 Women’s League of the Sun City Pickleball Club, collected donations from league members to honor Ann’s life and friendship with us. It was decided to use the funds and donate to the Sun City PRIDES to plant a tree in Ann’s honor and participate with the PRIDES in their annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration held on March 28th. Ann’s two daughters, Denise and Lisa & a few of their family members, joined us in planting a Red Pistache tree at the PRIDES Celebration at 108th & Peoria Avenue. Both daughters said a few words about their mom and how much Ann loved pickleball and all her friends in Sun City. We very much appreciate the PRIDES in helping us to honor Ann’s memory & her love of Pickleball.
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
Our Farewell/Potluck Dinner is Friday night at Marinette. We haven’t emphasized the fact, but while the Club is providing turkey, ham and a vegetable lasagna you are providing sides and desserts! The Club will provide tableware, but please bring utensils to serve your dish if they will be needed. See you there at 6PM!
To the club A lot of members have been asking about me. Well three weeks ago I had an incident at the courts, days following I had some tests and the outcome wasn’t what I wanted. My heart doctor told me I should stop playing PB. He told me the starting and stopping is not doing my heart any good, also with some personal issues not helping.
With that, I am going to take a step back and step down from the board. I talked to David and he is going to step up and be the president rest of the year. I know he will do a great job, he has been a great help to me this year. i also want to thank all the board members for the jobs they have been doing and all the members for their help. I am sorry I have do this but health come first. I will miss the play and the members.
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.