Good morning Sun City Pickleball Club Members (on a rainy morning!),
A reminder – tomorrow (Thursday, June 24, 2021) at 9 am in the Sun Dial Auditorium – the RCSC Executive Board will be meeting to continue their discussion and determination regarding the Mountain View Recreation Center Renovation Plan – Option 2!! By now, I am most certain, you are aware of how these plans are proceeding and are aware of the pickleball court situation. There are several members who will present their thoughts and considerations as so many did at the first RCSC Board meeting where Option 2 was introduced. And, thank you for all who participated at that meeting or via email. Some members also attended the long range planning committee meeting this last Monday. Other, relevant conversations and discussions have been continuing as well. At this RCSC Board meeting, several Pickleball Club Members will present their ideas/thoughts/research/facts to the RCSC Board/Administration. Mountain View remains the prime location to continue as a center for pickleball – for pickleball courts! Sun City has proven to be a leader in promoting this sport, this great recreational activity, of pickleball . . . the Marinette Pickleball Pavilion and Court Complex prove that! Sun City has, now, another opportunity to continue its leadership with adding a great complex of Pickleball Courts at Mountain View. See you at the meeting tomorrow!
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members this Thursday, May 27, 2021,
WOW . . . yep, that’s the first expression that comes to my mind as I recall the number of Club Members who showed up at Marinette yesterday for our first Club event – our Wednesday morning Round Robin! It would definitely seem that our Club Members are ready to GO! Pickleball is alive and well in Sun City!!! Thank you to all who showed up and participated in this first event . . . and, thank you to all the many other Club Members for your understanding and patience as we “scrambled” to use all courts efficiently during those early hours – and, I mean ALL the courts! Great and Bravo to our Club for demonstrating once again the popularity and continued interest in this wonderful sport of pickleball . . . our Pickleball Club Member numbers are on the increase – growing, it seems, daily! We welcomed several new Members even yesterday! The Round Robin is scheduled to take place each Wednesday at 7 a.m., however, there will be a max number of participants in this event – with summer vacations, trips, etc., all should be fine. And, thank you to Evelyn Larsen and her round robin team for helping coordinate court play considering all that was going on! Another Bravo indeed!!
Related to how well our Pickleball Club is growing and our Club Members wanting to participate more and more – at the next RCSC Board meeting on Monday, June 14, 9 a.m. at Sun Dial, the latest plans for the Mountain View Rec Center renovation project will be revealed. As a “pickleball person”, you may want to put that date on your calendar . . . some important details concerning the Mountain View pickleball courts are in those plans/discussions.
Well, here it comes – back to “normal” on Monday, May 17, 2021! Such a “long haul” but we are there! And so is the summer heat! “Be careful out there”! Stay hydrated, take a break as needed and head for some shade . . . or go into the pavilion . . . so nice to have that “indoor” choice!
The Pickleball Club court schedule resumes – yes, not the busiest time of year, but that will assist us in remembering Club court etiquette, etc. And, thank you to everyone who managed to keep things so “civil” during the pandemic time . . . difficult for all of us! Great “patience”! BRAVO! The complete Club schedule of organized events/activities will come out soon as we get things going and put into “play” our plan for the future months to come! Keep in mind that the Wednesday Club Round Robin will begin its weekly sessions at 7 a.m. May 26! Plan on being there a few minutes early – Evelyn Larsen will be the Round Robin Coordinator.
Some things to remember as we venture into this next phase of the year and the courts are reserved for Pickleball Club activities/events:
You may have received an email from our RCSC that gives you an option to view the preliminary drawings for the Mountain View Master Plan that is to be presented to the RCSC Executive Board this Monday, May 10 at 9 a.m. at the Sundial Dial Auditorium . . . https://suncityaz.org/recreation/mountain-view-recreation-center Please check out these drawings that will be presented this next Monday. Several Members have inquired about what is the status of the proposed additional pickleball courts at Mountain View. I, too, inquired . . . here is what I learned: This is a conceptual 30,000 ft drawing. The idea was to determine how the different elements could be accommodated on the site and whether some elements would need to be eliminated or moved. Some further decisions would be part of the detailed site plan drawings once they have the green light on the conceptual site plan. Several of our Club Members are planning on attending the Monday RCSC Executive Board meeting to see the presentation first hand . . . you, too, may wish to attend.
Our first official Pickleball Club activity – a Club round robin – will be beginning on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 a.m. Please put this on your calendar . . . getting back to some kind of “normal”!
From RCSC email Several RCSC Cardholders have requested to view the Mountain View Master Plan prior to the full presentation at the Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9am in the Sundial Auditorium. Ad Hoc Planning Recommendation to the Board – June 2020 Master Plan Drawings Presented to RCSC Board of Directors – May 10, 2021 If you unable to attend this meeting, the presentation will be available on the video of the Board meeting once it is posted. This item will be on the Board meeting agendas again on May 27 and June 14 should members wish to share their thoughts and concerns with Board Directors; however, the presentation will not be made again at those meetings.
The RCSC Board of Directors waived the third reading of the proposal (linked here) that will lift restrictions for all facilities, activities and Chartered Club functions. Your cooperation and patience is much appreciated.
Good afternoon Sun City Pickleball Club Members!!!!!
YES, indeed, our Pickleball Club will be back “in full swing” starting May 17!! The “green light” to get things going has arrived . , . and, even, earlier than anticipated by many! Great news!!
Admittedly, the Club is entering that part of the year when not too many activities/events take place within Club Time, however, it is great to know we will be “operational” as this 2021 year goes forward starting on May 17! Looks like the Round Up Tournament will take place in October after all! A Christmas Party, Round Robins, Ladders, Clinics, Special Weekly Events, Intro Lessons, Reciprocals, Luncheons, etc, etc, etc!!!! So much to look forward too!!! As I said to Myrna DeBruyne, our Chartered Club Supervisor, this morning . . . Wahoo!!
Plans have already begun to develop as we approach May 17 and the “grand reopening” of our Sun City Pickleball Club presents itself . . . be sure there will be much more information to follow in the near future.
Thank you to all who “weathered” this last year with “patience” and “understanding” . . . what a year! A reminder here would be to make sure you have your Club Membership up to date so your transition back into your favorite Club Activities/Events can take place easily and quickly!
More reminders: Please pick up the pickleballs and keep them in the coolers as we get more and more into the “heat”! Paddle Holders will be coming back into “play” soon with information as to which court those paddles/members are “in line” to play on next . . . there will be an additional paddle holder for courts 13 and 14 near the New Gates just for those 2 courts. Court courtesy is always “in play” – using the paddle holders will help with the flow of which members play on the court next after the current group has finished their game and leaves the court. Get more involved in our Club . . . are you interested in being on our Club Executive Board or Volunteering in one (or more) of our Club Activities/Events?! Please read the last Club email . . . speak to someone mentioned in that email about how to get more involved . . . BRAVO to all those who do . . . and . . .THANK YOU!!
Welcome to April Sun City Pickleball Club Members,
So it is that we have arrived in April, 2021 . . . and, we hope, with better times ahead!! Still plenty of great weather for playing pickleball as this “winter” season departs . . . sure, there is some wind and some heat . . . tough to beat, though, this time in Arizona!! Play on!
One of the agenda items that we would be discussing this time of year (in “normal” times” at a Club Membership meeting) would be in looking forward to putting together another successful Club Executive Board for 2022. Maybe some of you have been thinking, or, perhaps, maybe, you have already decided, about getting more involved and putting your expertise “in motion” as a Club Board Member. It seems a long way away . . . 2022 . . . however, these months pass by fast when so many members depart for other locations or venture around during the summer time . . . and then it will be October!! No, I hope not to rush time (no way) but, rather, just to get some progress made toward keeping our Club strong, again, for 2022! Let me introduce our Nominating Committee Members – Sue Bryant, Coleen Hoeschen and Kevin Pates. Please let any of them know of your interest in serving on our 2022 Club Executive Board. They can be found most days around the pickleball courts or their contact information can be found in our Club Roster . . . suncitypickleballclub.org. If you ask any of current Board Members (RED tag wearers), I am sure they will help point them out. For those new Members, our current Board consists of Dan Haberman – Member At Large, Lynda Skaggs – Publicity, Evelyn Larsen – Membership, Ann Clark – Secretary, Jan Booth – Treasurer, Tom Jeffers – Vice President, Dave Breault – President. Thank you for getting more involved – keep Sun City Pickleball going forward!! Bravo!!
Guests situations will be allowed again beginning this Monday, April 5 . . . for complete information on how to sign up guests, go to our Club Website Homepage and read the outline there – dated March 26 – thank you Bill Booth for posting all that information! Although we are still not functioning as a club officially, please keep in mind good court etiquette as always! Steps toward “normal” times, steps toward our Club opening again?! Always hopeful!
There are a few things still “on the books” as our Club Members continue to work on our club Bylaws and possible improvements to the pickleball court areas . . . more info will follow soon.