All Board members were in attendance, when president Jerry Zimowske called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. He took the opportunity to introduce the new board members, Carl Lee, vice president; treasurer, Sandy Hamer; social director, Barbara Bartley; and member at large, Karen Lopossa. Other officers present were Mona Wheeler, secretary, Pinky Hordyk, membership; training director, Cal Meissen; tournament director, Sue Jonas; and publicity director, Jim Westby.
Sandy Hamer announced that the balance of the check book is $2905.00.
Jerry gave an update on the new fourth court that needs to be resurfaced. He had met with Chris O'Keefe and found out that it will take 4 days of 70 degree temperatures before repairs can be made. Chris is also willing to have a maintenance crew work on keeping the sand off the court and mentioned the days of Monday, Wednesday and Saturday that he has men available. The lighting for the courts along with an electrical outlet will also happen this spring. An awning is ordered for the sides/back and should be here by April 1, 2011.
We continue to use the reservation system for the courts but the time has been changed for the winter season. Reservations may be made for 8-10 a.m. and after 2:00 p.m. Prime time when reservations can not be used is 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Cal Meissen requests a change be made for training on Wednesday from 11:00 to 1:00 and to add Saturday at 1:00. This change was approved and will help the singles group play together.
The singles group requested a special time for court use but after discussion amongst the board Jerry moved and Pinky seconded that a special time would not be made for the singles group. They are invited to sign up on the board to play along with the other members and players.
Bob Halpin's lessons that were approved by Brandy Garcia, will be held on Sundays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. A portion of the cost is contributed to the association.
Sue Jonas requested that email communication of importance be discontinued because responses from recipients don't always happen. The majority of board members felt that emailing was acceptable for business.
The Association has requested that our By-Laws be reviewed for possible changes. Carl Lee, Pinky Hordyk and Sue Jonas offered to be on a committee to review the By-Laws.
Barbara Bartley reported that she and Pam Rodgers have investigated several sites for our annual Christmas party - Meridans, Del Webb Roseville, Thunder Valley, the Blue Goose and Turtle Creek. She reported that the survey she sent out about whether attendees would be willing to travel 10 miles outside of the community. The majority of responders were willing. The board voted to allow Pam and Barbara to decided where to go and to make the reservation permanent.
Barbara also reported on a fund raiser idea with Home Spun Yogurt. A plan will be announced soon but it will happen between September to May and the club will receive 20% of receipts.
Barbara has also be in contact with Umpqua Bank about serving ice cream at one of our events. Barbara and Sue will work together on a date so that it will coincide with a tournament. Mona also would like everyone to know that she is still collecting bottles and cans for recycling and this money will be turned back to the club. Jerry will put out an announcement about this.
Pinky announced that 119 members have paid their dues and approximately 6 of those are new members. She will send out an email reminding everyone to pay so that they might participate in all activities.
Carl Lee and Audrey Morse will look into the possibility of Wells Fargo making some kind of contribution to the club.
After a brief discussion the board decided that we aren't interested in participating in the club expo in March nor in the show case at Orchard Creek.
Jim Westby has been working on a media kit that will include pickleball facts, facilities and club information. He is also working on possible play at the Lincoln Community Center gym.
Pinky brought a "mail box" that she has purchased with approval of the board. She felt that if there were a safe place for people to drop their checks for tournaments and membership at the courts that it would be more convenient. Approval of the box will depend on Chris O'Keefe being about to install it in the locker.
Jerry has done some investigation of purchasing a ball machine and reported the cost to be approximately $400.00. Carl Lee thought the idea was premature and the board agreed.
We were also reminded that the $2000 request from the association needs to be made before July 31. The requirement for this $2000 is that an asset be purchased that lasts at least one year. Any suggestions will be considered.