Sunday, August 13, 2017

USAPA Nationals Housing Program

This is the final year Palm Creek will be hosting the USAPA Nationals. Once again, we would like to offer Guest Housing to USAPA Ambassadors. Some may stay only for a night, and some a few days and others for the entire tournament.
For the past two years, our members have been a significant supporter of this program. (It would have been hard to do, without you)
If you will be at Palm Creek and have a second bedroom or a pull out couch and are willing to host our dedicated volunteers, you will be providing a service that will be very much appreciated. The attached guidelines clarifies what a host would need to do and what is expected behavior of the guest.
Friendly, non-playing, neighbors are also welcome to be a host.
Ambassadors need to make travel plans and if not playing, need to register for Clinics, the Seminar and Ambassador Events, this is why we are coordinating this now.
If you will be a host, please e-mail with your preferences:
  • A single person or a couple
  • One night, a few days or the entire tournament
  • Any other preferences you may have, such as an ambassador from your home state!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Rosemary Reese

November 3-12, 2017

A bedroom and nearby bathroom is provided for 1-2 Ambassadors during the tournament. It is important that this is conventional living space, not a built out shed or a Casita that does not have a proper bathroom.
Visiting Ambassadors must provide their own transportation.   We do not recommend you pick them up at an airport. They need a vehicle to get to/from the events and to go out to eat, get groceries, sightsee etc.
Hosts should provide some refrigerator space, & time & methods for Ambassadors to prepare their own breakfast.
Ambassadors can bring snacks for lunches & they also can usually get food at the events. They should plan on going out to dinner daily.
Ambassadors may take Hosts out to eat and Hosts may invite Ambassadors to share an evening meal with them at home.
Ambassadors should give some gratuity such as a gift certificate, perhaps at a local restaurant.

Monday, August 7, 2017

And the Medals Go To...


2017 State Games of America

Joyce Staffen
Bronze - Women's Doubles - Age

Lynn Carlson
Gold - Men's Doubles - Age
Gold - Mixed Doubles - Age