Pickleball (PB) Meeting Minutes

March 27, 2008

All board members present.

The meeting was held on March 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm in the Presentation Theater at the Kilaga Springs Lodge.  

Bill MacCullough called the meeting to order and announced that we are now an official club at Sun City Lincoln Hills (SCLH). Previous meeting minutes were approved.

Bill also announced that both Katie Didion and Aileen Niver resigned their posts as social directors. He asked if anyone was interested in taking over as the social director responsible for all social events. Lin Filbin said she would like to talk to Bill about volunteering for this position. [Note: since this meeting Aileen has decided to remain as social director and Lin Filbin will assist her.]

Social activities that are coming up:

- Next tournament catered by Mr. Pickle Deli

- Anniversary celebration on August 20th. Greg and Katie Didion will barbeque tri-tips

- Ice Cream social

- Christmas party

Helmut Koehne - We have 13 active teams on Ladder Play with 2-3 teams on the inactive list due to injuries or traveling. We will have a self-ranking tournament on May 30-31, 2008. Helmut will send out more information later. Logos are still available for sale. Copies of the DVD that Elliott Holden created are for sale at $5.00 each.

Marta Holm - will put a copy of the roster in the blue box with other PB equipment.

Richard Holm. Mr. Pickle Deli is now our sponsor and donated 60 t-shirts with their logo on the front and our logo on the back. There weren't enough to distribute to all members but you will be able to purchase one. The cost will be around $8.00. If you are interested in purchasing one please contact Richard. Please patronize Mr. Pickle Deli; they very graciously donated the shirts and our patronage is important to them. The owners Pam and Phil Lopez also asked that we vote for them on the KCRA Best of A-list. You can visit the site at www.kcra.com/alist.

Richard still needs a volunteer to set up the courts on Saturdays for the month of May. Also, please note that we must clear the court area on Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for maintenance. The landscapers will not bring their equipment down if they see anyone on the court at noon. They will also report back to their supervisors and Bill MacCullough will get a warning letter from the Association. So please cooperate by simply moving your chairs and equipment to the Sports Pavilion at 11:45 a.m.

Linda Brandelius - A schedule for ladder play and training is now available in a binder. You'll find the binder with the equipment at the court and can sign up to reserve a court for ladder play or for training. Training hours are now from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Thursdays through Saturdays. If you see new people at the courts welcome them and talk to them about training.

Scott Sutherland - Paddle sales are brisk. A company in San Diego sells PB visors, bags, and caps. Scott has information if you wish to purchase any of these items.

Mike Salli - The web site is updated. There is now a separate photo page and Mike has also included a short version of the tournament video. There is also a link to Mr. Pickle Deli with a menu and phone number, and the schedule for court set up. Helmut will also post names of members who would like a partner for Ladder Play.

Bill MacCullough - Chris O'Keefe is obtaining bids for new PB courts. We are hoping for four new courts. Lights will be included in the plan along with a 4' fence between courts so that the ball doesn't leave the court. Seating and bleachers are not in the plan at this point. We're hoping they will put in benches and shade canopies of some sort similar to what is at the Bocce court.

Johnson Ranch would like a challenge play. They will host the event, more details later.

Bill will look into getting defibrillator and CPR training for members. Does anyone know someone who can train and certify us? 

A write up about our group becoming a permanent, official PB group at Sun City Lincoln Hills will be in the May issue of the Compass.

Bill asked that members not discriminate and choose who they want to play with on the PB court. It's not fair if someone is waiting to play and a more experienced player moves in before them so that they can play a more challenging game with other more experienced players. Try and make new people feel welcomed by playing with them even if they aren't experienced players.

The next membership meeting will be held on July 31, 2008 at the Orchard Creek Lodge.

Meeting was adjourned.

(Minutes transcribed by Marta Holm)