PICKLEBALL The meeting was called to order at 2:03 p.m. by President Jerry Zimowske. Board members absent were Barb Bartley and Jim Westby. Mike Salli, web master, was also not present.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.


1. New play schedule and rules. Carl Lee and Jerry met with Brandy Garcia to discuss online reservations. It was decided that it is against the Assn. CCR's to reserve playtime online.

2. Peter Gilbert reiterated that homeowners own the courts and therefore are under the guidelines of the COCC the following will apply starting April 18, 2011: (a) ladder play will move to 1:00 p.m. for better usage of the courts; (b) this allows more play time for new players (skill novice-level C). Rules of play/times will be posted near the sign up board for both drop in and "reserved" time play.

3. Ladder league, skill level "C" playing time and 2 new player weekly orientation times were approved by the Association. Peak play will be 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. from October-May and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. from June-September.

4. Foursomes can play during non-peak playing time for one hour on all four courts. With this in mind, we will need a sign up board so that the foursome (all names/and people must be present) will need to sign in the time they went on the court.

Barry Cunningham suggested that we have a sign in sheet (much like in the distant past) for all those playing to track how many people play and at what time of day they play.

Pam Rogers, the assistant to Barb Bartley, social chairman, presented a list of activities that they propose for the rest of the year. This list is as follows: May 22, Sunday 6-9 p.m. yogurt social and raffle (the last for the year). Wednesday, April 27, tournament-coffee and snacks in the morning, lunch provided. Friday, July 1 from 5-9:00 p.m., barbeque of hot dogs and hamburgers at the sports pavilion. Wednesday, August 10 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. hot August night, dinner/dance which will be catered, a DJ hopefully and hula hoop contest. Wednesday, September 14 5:00 p 9:00 p.m. at the sports pavilion, a golf cart rally for $5 per person. Prizes to the team with the best poker hand. Drinks and desserts at the end of the rally. Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the ballroom, Christmas party, dinner/dance.

Pam and Barb would like a portion of our fund raising to go to Pal of Lincoln. No motion or vote was taken on this. Mona Wheeler made the motion with Carl Lee, seconding the motion that we approve all the social events.

Carl Lee presented an idea of Sue Peterson's to have a pickleball playday for Novice and "C" level players on a Monday (their usual time). This is being offered with the hope that it will increase our membership. Sue is willing to do the managing of this "playday". Refreshments will be offered and a date to be discussed with details to be worked out between Carl and Sue. Mona made the motion to approve this activity with Sandy Hamer seconding. It was approved by the board.

Loretta Halpin, our new membership chair person reported that we now have 190 paid up members.

Bill McCullough suggested that an email be sent to everyone as to what the agenda for future meetings will be.

Sherry Mosbey Would like to see a "D" ladder (novice) league.

Sandy Hamer reported that the treasury now has $4373.83. We made $57 on the raffle on April 10. Pam Rogers announced that we have not gotten our money from the Yogurt shop as of yet but that the turn out was not all that good.

Mike Hilton suggested that we survey the members to see if they want ladder play, league play, or other suggestions. There was a discussion about starting up league play and Loretta suggested that if we do to increase the team members to 6. That way the substitution situation would be better controlled. The problem is, who wants to run it?

The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mona Wheeler