Board meeting minutes - June 8, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 2PM. Members present were Jerry Zimowske, Carl Lee, Sandy Hamer, Loretta Halpin, Cal Meissen, Barb Bartley and Sue Jonas.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written.

New Business:
Discussion on new courts - A lively debate took place about future courts. There were lots of ideas and opinions as to how to proceed and what the cost was likely to be. No conclusions were drawn but a monition was passed to allow Sue Jonas to seek an estimate for the cost of adding an additional court.

We also discussed ideas on how to present justification of new courts to the properties committee. These are listed as follows:

  • Wait time on the courts.
  • Future growth of the sport in Lincoln Hills.
  • Ability to have outside tournaments.
  • Will attract new residents to our community.
  • Recognizes the national growth of this sport.

  • Fundraising ideas - This was tabled as it was thought to be premature as we do not have a cost number yet that we agree on and we are unsure as to what will be required of us in monetary terms.

    Priority of our funds - Members felt that the priority of funds both present and future should be devoted to getting new courts.

    Novice and skill level C playtime - It was felt that the current schedule was inadequate for the number of newer players who are turning out. A motion was passed to add another playtime to the schedule. This will require the approval of the association and this is to be pursued.