Saturday, January 27, 2018

Candidate Bio's 2018-2020


My wife Barb and I live at Robson Ranch in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas.
We were originally from the Seattle area where we both retired from the Boeing Co., me as an engineer.
We have 4 kids and 8 grandkids ranging from 2-16 years of age.
Pickleball has been part of our lives since we moved to Texas 4 years ago.
We actively play in tournaments and have played in tournaments from Florida to Arizona to Washington State to Indiana and many states in between. 
I also play slow pitch Softball both here and in Texas. 

Prior club experience:
President of a van club
Treasurer of Robson Ranch Pickleball club
Leader of Cub Scout pack
Member of Seattle Children’s Hospital “Magic Guild”
-motorcycle club raising money for uncompensated care
Member of Palm Creek Pickleball club ratings committee 
Years of coaching little league baseball 

We love it here at Palm Creek and are very excited to become more involved in the Pickleball Club!


My name is Penny Rossman and I’m running for Treasurer of Palm Creek Pickleball Club.  I was destined to be a money handler (my Mom named me Penny after all).  My first treasurer position was for my high school senior class.  I went on to graduate in business administration from Oregon State University.  When my husband David started an engineering consulting business, I became the controller for the company which we owned for nearly 30 years.

I did a lot of volunteering during my children’s school years including Cub Scout Den Leader and PTA.  I was treasurer for the Corbett Education Foundation and my Kiwanis club.  My husband and I got involved in saving our local grade school building to use as a community center and I was the treasurer of that non-profit organization.

Palm Creek Pickleball has provided physical and social activity and is the major reason we have made Palm Creek our winter home.  I have volunteered over the years at tournaments, been in charge of tournament player snacks, and am a round robin captain.   The Club thrives because of the many dedicated volunteers.  Being treasurer would give me the opportunity to continue helping the Club provide enjoyment for its members. 


My name is Kathie Baker and I am running for an at large Board Member position.
We have been coming to Palm Creek for 9 years. We were taught Pickleball by Dean & Laurel Wineinger and have been hooked on it. I have been actively involved in the club activities ever since.  I have organized Pickleball tournament dinners, helped sell shirts, sold raffle tickets and of course spent a lot of time behind the camera at all the tournaments and activities. One of the most fun and rewarding has been serving as a 2.5 captain. It is wonderful to see the excitement and determination in learning something new and challenging. I received a unique view of club organization and activities observing Gary’s experience as Club Vice President, and Club President for 2 years.
I have been involved in owning and running two businesses in which I handled sales, payroll, and payables. I have worked in Interior Design and usually you will see an easel with an oil painting in progress, on our site. I have spent a lot of time in Humanitarian Aid volunteering, and countless hours in youth programs, and church service. I believe in serving and helping wherever we can; whatever the need.
I am anxious to serve in the club on the board. I have seen the growth from a small group on the tennis courts to a large and still growing club on 32 premium courts. I have interest and concern in seeing this club continue help teach and grow the sport of Pickleball, and meet the challenges this brings.
Thank you for considering me for this position.
Kathie Baker

Thursday, January 25, 2018

We are Busy

Reminders for the next 10 days!

Friday 1/25:
Last Day to sign up for our "Members Tournament"
Do not miss this fun event which is held for YOU!
It is really a good time, join those who you normally play and have a good time
Many are all ready registered who need a partner
or Sign Up with a friend! Here is the Link

Welcome Home Event: 1 PM, we will have a table at this event, stop by to ask a question or to say Hello!

Public Service Announcement: Sam's Club closes today, if you no longer need your membership, customer service will give you a full refund, including tax!

Monday 1/29:
You Do Not Want to miss this 
George an Therese Mc Culley are giving:
A Rules Update for Players Clinic in the San Tan Room starting at 4 pm.  
The clinic will last approximately one hour and a Q&A period will be offered at its conclusion. 
 This will be immediately followed by (approximately 5 PM)
A Line Judge meeting, being held by Jim and Robin Gorczyca

Sunday 2/4:
Paddle Day:  10AM to Noon
This is an annual event! Great Opportunity to test paddles and receive expert advice on what paddle is best for the game you play. Also get a grip that works best for you

Monday 2/5:
Want to Serve?
We will have 3 vacant  board positions to fill - Vice President - Treasurer and At Large
Each of these are for a 2 year term. You will need to step forward no later midnight on this date.
For more information or to submit your Bio, please contact  Dave Wight - he resides at site # 1920, e-mail :
Be sure to share this with your friends, who may not check the Blog!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The medals go to....

Congratulations !!!

Tommy Wong Memorial Tournament
Mike Place and Dan Jmaeff
4.5 Bronze Medal Winners

USAPA Southwest Regional Tournament
Patrick Claytor - Lance Thiede - Al Hager - Clive Jones
Bill and Barbara Wise - Dex Decker - Lou Ann Billig

Happy Trails Classic
Dex Decker - Lance Thiede - Al Hager - Barbara Wise 
Patrick Claytor - Dan Jmaeff - Les Franke

Monday, January 22, 2018

The purpose of this policy is to provide eligibility criteria for those members interested in becoming an Executive Officer (President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary) or Director (Member at Large) of the Palm Creek Pickleball Club.
The following are the criteria for becoming an Executive Officer or Director:
1.    Must be a member as defined by Article II - Membership in the club bylaws. 
2.    Agree to support and promote the Mission Statement of the club.
3.    Candidates interested in an Executive Officer position must reside in the park a minimum of four months which must include the months of January, February and March.
4.    Candidates interested in a Director position must reside in the park a minimum of three months which must include the months of February and March.
5.    All prospective candidates must possess a willingness to understand other viewpoints and render board decisions without bias or preconceived ideas.
6.    Any Executive Officer or Director must identify any perceived or actual conflict of interests in carrying our Club business and must recuse themselves from any decisions of the board where there is any perceived or real conflict of interest.

ADOPTED January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Makings of a Great Club

Volunteers on a moments notices spending hours to 
keep out courts safe

A Board that Never Stops Working

Lance Thiede our New USAPA Ambassador

Randy and Chris Ferrell our Member Tournament Directors

Carol Lindow Mentor Coordinator

Barb and LeRoy Duel In The Dessert Tournament Directors

Jocelyn Barr - Susan Baldwin - Wanda Cassidy
At the Forefront of all our Computer "Stuff"

Suzanne Scott - Douglas Duncombe
Round Robin Captains 
Could not imagine a day without organized play

John Robertson 
recruiting help for our medical team

Event Coordinator
Barb Parobec
2018 Overview of Volunteer Fair

Not Volunteers - Not Pickleball Players
The Sports Grille that just keeps on cooking

Steve Williams
Showing off in his OSHA Hair Net

Once Again demonstrating everything about pickleball is fun!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Club Elections

This board of directors open position notice is to be activated and posted on January 15, 2018 and remains valid until midnight February 6, 2018.

We have just begun the last three months of our winter/spring, 2017/2018 season at Palm Creek Resort. It is time to turn our attention to the election of new Club Board members. Our Board consists of seven members; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three (3) At Large Members. As you know we stagger our terms for officers so that we limit the number of Board members whose terms will end at the same time. This staggering of terms helps to assure we keep one half of the Board's experienced members in place as the newly elected Board Members transition to create a new Board for the next year.
There is no Search Committee that knows all of our 900 Club Members, but collectively, you do. Help our Club find candidates that will keep this Club vibrant and forward thinking. Whether you would like to explore your options or it is someone you would like the Committee to speak to about a candidacy for a Board position, please contact any current Board member.
2017/2018 Open Board positions for Palm Creek Pickleball Club are:
Vice President - two year term
Treasurer - two year term
At Large Member - two year term

Some of the duties and responsibilities for the open positions are: 
Vice President
Shall perform all duties of the President in the event of the President’s absence or inability to perform.
Shall perform other such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned, with Executive Board approval, from time to time by the President.

Shall receive and deposit all moneys paid to the Club.
Shall pay all obligations that may be incurred by the Club in the regular course of business.
Shall keep an up-to-date ledger of all financial transactions.
Shall provide financial reports as may be required at all meetings of the Executive Board or General membership.

Members (Directors) at Large
Members of the Executive Board elected to represent all members from beginners to the seasoned 5.0 player
Serves as ombudsmen to voice the opinions and views of all members
Reviews and offers input on how policies and procedures the Board proposes will affect the membership
Presents major issues of the membership to the board, with analysis of pertinent facts and a rationale for recommended actions
Assist the board as requested and support, promote and explain board decisions to the membership once that information is made official and published
May be appointed by the President as a liaison to club committees
Prior to elections, may serve on the recruitment team for nominations for the scheduled upcoming board vacancies

Please forward nominations in writing or by email, to David Wight: or drop off at site #1920.  Please write a brief biography to introduce yourself. Highlight achievements, pertinent experience and club volunteer activities with which you were involved.  Your biography will be posted on the club blog/website for review by the membership and shall remain posted until the election is held on February 20, 2018. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION WILL BE Midnight, FEBRUARY 5, 2018.

For future reference you will find this posted until after the election under Club Information.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 Club Shirts Must be Ordered before Midnight, Sunday

Sally Sebring and Darlene Mauro
Modeling the yellow and black jackets
Showing Shirt colors

They will be at the courts on Wednesday (Jan 10th) 
by the Rest Rooms from
10 AM - 2PM

This will give you an opportunity to try the shirts and Jackets on for size

click on the link for color - size - prices for both men and women