Good Sunday afternoon all,Let’s start off with a reminder that 2020 dues ($15) are due if you haven’t paid them yet. We are in the January grace period … as you know, they must be paid by the 15th of …Continue reading →
Good afternoon to you all, Yesterday’s Fun Day over at Mountain View was very well attended and it was nice to see so many members joining in for some pickleball play, some socialization, and some snacks. So, thank all of you that helped “ring in the New Year”! A reminder of our next Fun Day which will be at Marinette on Monday January 13 from 4 – 7 pm. Dave B
PS Please remember to volunteer for our next tournament…the SSIPA on January 28, 29, 30. PPS There are also a few openings for the next Sun City West reciprocal match over in Sun City West on January 19 1pm….please check that out…we have had some super teams this year!
Good morning Sun City Pickleballers! Welcome to 2020! We hope you are all in fine shape this first day…especially if you were out celebrating last night! This quick note is intended to accomplish a few things….one of which is the “test run” of my first attempt at this method of correspondence. First, let us thank last year’s board for continuing to lead our club as we grow in numbers and activities. Thank you Dave, Tom, Jan, Marcia, Pat, Kevin and Jeff and Ed. As Dave said in his last note, there were many accomplishments achieved last year with a “few” carrying over to this new year. And with that in mind, let me reintroduce the 2020 board: Vice President Tom Jeffers Treasurer Jan Booth Secretary Ann Clark Membership Evelyn Larsen Publicity Lynda Skaggs Member at Large Dan Haberman There will be more info soon regarding upcoming events ….remember to help and volunteer in any event coming up . . . a big reminder to get involved in the upcoming SSIPA tournament here on January 28, 29, and 30. Fun Day today at Mountain View 12 – 4, Fun Day at Marinette on the 13th and our next membership meeting on January 20 at Marinette at 4 pm. Let’s have a successful 2020! Dave Breault (President)
Let me conclude this year’s emails with a Thank You to all for your help during 2019! While that starts with the Officers and Committee Chairs, and especially my very patient wife, it includes everyone and their ideas, thoughts and concerns throughout 2019.
When Ed Millett and I began this adventure a year ago, we had one goal that absolutely had to be reached, and several more things that we hoped to accomplish. You, of course, added to that list. Some of our wishes were fulfilled, our main goal was reached, a few things got eliminated quickly and many of our plans are still “under consideration” awaiting further pursuit by our 2020 Board.
Please extend to these new officers the same consideration given to Ed, Tom, our other officers and me. We are not all going to agree on every issue, nor should we, but everyone’s ideas, thoughts and concerns are important and have been and will be addressed.
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.
Sara Bakefelt is having some concrete/landscaping work done and will have some gravel leftover. It is available free to the first member contacting her. 602-796-8180
Marilyn Bryant forwards this about the last surviving Pickleball founder: Barney McCallum, the last of the three founders of pickleball died on Nov. 18, 2019. He was 93 years old. To see the article that was forwarded to me, google:”Barney McCallum, Bainbridge’s last pickleball pioneer dies at 93″. Very interesting. I’m sure the club would find this interesting also.
Dan and Diane Haberman attended the latest RCSC Board meeting and talked about the plans for the Mountain View reconstruction and the need for more courts. Dan neither changed his name (David Haverman according to the Independent), nor did he claim to be the 2020 President of our Club. Dan says the rest of the story is reasonably accurate.
Dee Davison will be available to give her clinics for a few days in January and February. They are Jan 6, Feb 6 and Feb 20. Three 2 hour clinics will run each day, with only 4 members per clinic. Contact PK if this is of interest. Email or 719-649-0138
Dues are due December 31. There will be a very brief grace period. When filling out the form, you are permitted to write “Same” for most of your information, but we do need you to fill in the spot that says “Name”!
We have been asked by long time Club members Rick and Kathy Masters to let our membership know that their son recently passed away in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We have little information except that this was sudden and happened Wednesday. Rick and Kathy will be out of phone contact for awhile, but there will be more info available on Kathy’s Facebook page.
Many of us have children in Richard’s age bracket (35). Hopefully very few – none would be better – of us have ever had to go thru something like this. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them.
What began at Mountain View last week will spread to Marinette this week, probably by tomorrow. Incoming President Dave Breault and I were told this morning that the changes going into effect have been the rules ever since the Club was formed in 2003. Exactly why things were never done this way remains a mystery.
You are required to wear your name badge during Club Time, but you will not sign in, either on a RCSC sheet or on one of the Club’s. We were told that RCSC does not need a count to verify our usage of the facilities. Club Times for 2020, which are very close to those for 2019 are: Marinette; Mon – Fri 7A-8P and Sat – 8-12; Mountain View; Mon – Fri – 7-11; Wed – 7-3 and Tue & Thu 4-Close. We don’t have all courts at all these times (in fact, we never have all courts at Marinette), but we do have some, and times could be adjusted. If you arrive prior to Club time, or stay much after, you theoretically would sign in. We’ll have to see how this plays out.
If you bring a guest (all guest rules still apply) during Club time, you will pay the Club $2.50 and a Club owned punch card will be punched or marked somehow. The Club’s having purchased the cards gives RCSC a record of how many guests we have had.over the course of a year. Details of how all this will be handled will be worked out over the next few weeks.
Many of you have tried to get answers on this for us, and your efforts are appreciated. This is the current “official” version, and is subject to change! Please spread the word!