Saturday, February 23, 2019

An Event Like No Other

Before we get caught up with Duel in the Desert
Lets take a look at this years  2019 Member Tournament




None of which would be possible without our incredible club members, who volunteer for all our club members to have a great time!


The Numbers:
415 Players  Almost as many female players as male players
  44 Brackets
545 Matches Played
244 Medal  Winners
242 USAPA Members  - More than half the players!


547 - Medals Awarded
175 - Gold
196 - Silver
176 - Bronze


The fun continues
Members Pizza Party


As does the love


You will find all the photos under Club Club Photos 2015-2019

Under Tournament Information you will find a completer list of this years medal winners


Next Weekend - Duel in the Desert

Let Freedom Fly




Sunday, February 17, 2019

February Monthly Meeting

Wow - A record breaking meeting!
  • Largest member attendance
  • Multiple Candidates ran for open board positions
  • 351 members voted
  • 100 pizza's arrived on time
  • Uneaten pizza was taken our local homeless shelter by David and Sherry W!
  • Announcement was made, club membership once again exceeds 1,000!

Congratulations!!!
to our newly elected board members

President
Bill Wise

Vice President
George McCulley

Secretary
Dawn Vaughan

Member at Large
Bob Bonack

Member at Large
Cheryl Flynn


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Meet the Candidates

Do not miss your opportunity to meet the candidates Wednesday 2-13-19  from 3PM - 4PM in the ballroom. 
Elections to follow. 
 After the General Meeting 
 pizza to be served for those who have signed up on SUG.

Bill Wise Running for President
Bill is our current Vice President

Dean Lanes Running for President



George McCulley Running for Vice President

Bev Pratt Running for Vice President
Dawn Vaughan Running for Secretary

Bob Bonack Running for Member at Large

Bert Carreau Running for Member at Large

Cheryl Flynn Running for Member at Large

Biographies from the Candidates are listed under Club Information

Sunday, February 3, 2019

 We reflect on the loss of a  friend and neighbor
Bonita (Bonnie) Morgan
1943-2019

In our early days of pickleball, there was tension between the pickleball and tennis clubs. (Tennis was not happy losing courts to pickleball.)  This was not a problem for Bonnie, she loved sports and was one of the first to cross the aisle to enjoy both pickleball and tennis! We then learned Bonnie played Golf.  What else you may ask, well she was a 6AM regular with Dave at the Gym. No surprise that Bonnie also skied, played softball on a women's team and enjoyed volleyball. When not on land, she loved sailing, fishing, and crabbing! This explains her competitive spirit which resulted in winning "Many" medals!. 

If this were not enough, Bonita was a model in our annual fashion show and would walk the runway as if this is what she did everyday!  When she had shoulder surgery a few years back her arm was in a brace, this did not stop her from being behind the scenes helping with the show and the girls who were modeling.  As she enjoyed sports and other activities, she equally enjoyed being a giving person and volunteering. 

Minister Bob Tasler, both friend, and neighbor to the Morgan's led the memorial service in prayer, and song his words filled with warmth and caring. Very close friends joined in the eulogy.  It is estimated that nearly 200 neighbors and friends were in attendance, as a testament to how Bonita had touched our lives
Words are few, thoughts are deep
Memories of you we will always keep