November 9, 2011 PICKLEBALL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by President Jerry Zimowske at 2:00 p.m. in the Ceramics Room of Orchard Creek. Members of the board not present were: Sue Jonas, Jim Westby and Karen Lopossa. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Sandy Hamer reported that the treasury now has $4273.15, details are attached to the original secretary's minutes (not on the internet).

Barbara Bartley, social chairwoman reported that we received $64.42 from yogurt sales. She was given permission to place a box at the store for placing receipts rather then having to come to the courts to do so. The raffle ticket drawing will be at the shop on November 15 at 7:00.

Barbara asked if she should purchase enough snacks and coffee for everyone who comes to the courts to watch tournaments or if the snacks and coffee should just be for those playing and paying for the tournament. The board took a vote and decided that everyone should enjoy the coffee and snacks. Another question posed by Barbara and Pam Rogers was the budget limit of $750 that was allowed for the Christmas party. They were questioning about an increase of approximately $200 so that the club could offer a glass of wine to everyone in attendance. A discussion was held and vote taken that said "no". The board felt that not everyone drinks wine and that if people wanted they could pay for their own drink or bring their own bottle and pay a corkage fee.

A thank you letter from the PALS organization was received and read. Pickleball donated $150.00.

Loretta Halpin reported that membership has grown to 243 paid members–4 new members this month. It's time for all members in January to pay again $15.00.

Richard Holm, chairman of the nominating committee reported that such committee has found people to fill the four vacant positions for next year after the elections on November 21. They are: secretary, Sherrill Slotsve and/or Bonnie Robbins; publicity, Sherry Mosby; tournament director, Helmut Koehne; and social director, Cheryl Lane. Anyone else who is nominated from the floor or anyone willing to run is eligible though the person nominated must first be asked. The meeting will be held at Kilaga Springs, presentation hall at 2:00. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Jerry reported the results of the survey he put out recently about the women's ladder league. He said that he received 39 responses from the survey and that 35 responses were in favor and 4 against. Approximately 6 women reported that they would only play in the women's ladder. As a result of this survey, Cal Meissen moved that a women's ladder league be formed with Carl Lee seconding the motion. The motion was carried by a 5 to 2 vote. Sherry Mosby will run the ladder. Jerry will send out an email to the whole membership that will propose Monday, December 5 at 1:00 pm it will start, using 2 courts only.

A brief discussion was held about the amount of money in the treasury and the possibility of discontinuing the collection of dues or lowering the amount. With Cal's suggestion that we purchase a ball machine and other factors regarding the building of new courts, we've decided to continue with dues. Jerry has a flyer that he will find with regard to the ball machine so that discussion was tabled temporarily.

A discussion was held at the request of a new member about group lessons for beginners. Jerry moved and Carl Lee seconded the motion that a free lesson will be given taking up all 3 courts for C members only. No date was established.

Team play will be looked into again by Helmut Koehne, Carl Lee and Mona Wheeler. We will not start until after the new year.

Jerry announced that a workshop is being held by the Board of Directors on November 16 in the Oaks room of OC probably around 10:00. The finance committee will be meeting at 9:00 and this workshop will take place after that. Everyone is invited to attend but we will not probably have input.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by,
Mona Wheeler
Secretary