Club Vice President, Roger Fellows developed a program that is progressive in moving our club forward by providing additional membership choices. Please click on the link to read a letter from Roger explaining the details:
This project has taken a long time to come to fruition.
In 2010 our club dontated pickleball equipment to Ironwood elementary school. Several volunteers spent time at the school showing the teachers and the children alike how to play the game.
Some very bright youngsters, knew that they would be graduating and in their Thank You notes, they asked if we would be going to Cactus Middle School next!!
In 2011 Mark Freidenberg came to Palm Creek and gave our club a 2 day seminar/clinic. In return we thanked Mark by assuring him that we would give back to the youngsters in our community.
Le Roy Schmidt, took on the challenge to work with the school and its administration, with patience and persistence he succeeded. The school has at last, welcomed our willingess to donate equipment and get the youngsters playing the game we love.
The administrators called Le Roy Friday afternoon and said we could mark and paint courts on Saturday!
In response to an e-mail that went out late Friday Night, this group of volunteers met at 8 AM, Satruday Morning to work on measuring and painting 8 courts at Cactus Middle School.
Alex Gendron - Vern Jacobsen - Ken Kinnear - John McBride - Chuck McDonald - Mark Nelson - Jim Nussbaum - Larry Reid - Barb Schmidt - LeRoy Schmidt - Les Scott - Andy Schmaltz -Bob VanderLinden
Thank you for your willingness to help with this project and for your help all season long with other club projects.
Additional pictures have been posted by Barb Schmidt in the Blog Photo Album
Nominations are Open for March Election:
Nominations are now being taken for Vice President and Treasurer, the elected will serve a 2 year term.
If you, or someone you know would be a interested in running for election, please but your name or their name in Nomination. Prior to putting a name into nomination, please confirm that if elected that person will serve.
It is requested that the nominee submit a Biography that will be published on the Blog and posted at the courts, for membership review.
Please submit your Nomination to: Mark Nelson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Nominees for Vice President:
Current Nominee for Treasurer:
Vern Jacobson (running for re-election)
An Incident Report should be completed for any injured player that needs professional medical care. Such as a Doctors Visit, Urgent Care or going to the Emergency Room. The form requires basic information and is located at the courts. Please give the completed form to Mark Nelson or another board member.
Tournament Volunteers Needed:
Sign up sheets are at the courts to assist coordinators, with various duties, from court set up to baking cookies!
2.0 Round Robin Monitors Needed:
If you are a strong 3.0 player or higher, with a clear understanding of the rules, you may enjoy helping new players develop their game. If interested please contact Pat Kelly - #7673
Updated Roster Information on the Blog
Please take a look at the Club Roster - under the menu section of this Blog
USAPA members - Last name is in Blue. Please e-mail me with any corrections or changes RosemaryReese@aol.com
If you won a medal in the Resident Tournament; Mission Royale or Venture Out Tournaments please bring your medal(s) with your smile to the courts for these pictures. In addition to the Blog, Barb Schmidt will try to have these published in the Palm Creek Monthly Newsletter
PILOT VIDEO PROGRAM
The club has purchased a new camcorder for the purpose of videoing interested club members as a training tool. Steve Mueller is the coordinator for this program. Click on the link below for additional details.
Playing on Monday? Check in at the registration
1. All Men playing Age Doubles - check
in at 7:30 (start play at 8 AM)
2. Women 2.5 - 4.0 skill level - check in at
Women 4.5 skill level - check in at10 AM
ØLunch - 11 AM - 1:30 PM
Tons of grilled onions have been
served the past 2 days - These meals have all the fixings
Hot Dog - Chips - Soft Drink - $4 Hamburger/ Cheeseburger/ Grilled Chicken - Chips - Soft Drink -
ØRaffle – Tickets 3/$5 or 10/$10 - Drawing will be held at 2
PM Great prizes!
ØClub Pins - $ 3 each or 2/ $5 (at USAPA
ØUSAPA Membership - stop by the table to
sign up to renew, if you have questions as to why you should join, this is the
perfect time to receive information. Join our 228 club members that will be
recognized at this meeting as USAPA members
ØLast Day to sign up at courts for
Thursday's Pizza Party, which will immediately follow our monthly
The Robson Ranch AZ Pickleball Club has invited us to join them on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 11am - 4pm, for the Grand Opening of their 12 new pickleball courts. They would love for you to bring your paddle and a chair to join them in a few social games on their new courts. There will be live musical entertainment, prize drawings for pickleball paddles, and food specials! Court times will be assigned by sign in time and level of play. Do join them and other pickleball players for some fun play and story swapping!
In an effort to relieve the congestion at the sign up boards, during round robins, Ken designed and built this portable board. The court schedule is easier to read, courts are easily selected for play via magnetic numbers (no more magic marker), the slide tells you which game is being played (no more little pieces of tape) and an easily accessible board to write your scores. When Ken is playing on the courts, we can usually "hear" him and he is very visible. Off the courts he is actually camera shy, Verna Moore had her work cut out for her in getting this picture.