Are you ready? Christmas is just 2 days away! I trust you will all enjoy the Holidays with loved ones and your families. Sorry to intrude with another email at this time of year but want to bring you up to date on some recent events as Eileen and I will shortly be off to Arizona for a couple of months and I need to clear my work list.
NEW EDMONTON PICKLEBALL CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 14 included important reports and events. Click on the links for the information which you can read on your screens and/or print out:
The meeting concluded with a call for Nominations for the Board of Directors as it was announced that 4 of the 5 members of the 2017 Board would be resigning once a New Board was formed as they had completed their current term commitments. Leaving will be Carolyn O’Brien, Bruce Duncan, Doug Fogg and Ken Hurshowy with Glenn Vickers remaining for year two of his term.
Ray Richards indicated his interest and after presenting an impressive resume of experience he was unanimously elected to the Board. A few other members wanted to give further consideration to help run the Club. Since that meeting other members have stepped up and as of this date the following will meet on January 2 to formalize composition of the New Board and elect the Executive. Another two members are considering joining the group. The New Board to date will be formed by:
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME
All members are reminded the 2017 Memberships expire on December 31. The 2018 Membership fee is only $40 which includes Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Alberta membership next year. At present all new members and renewals for membership are only being processed via our website at edmontonpickleballclub.org New members click JOIN US and renewals LOG IN first and then click JOIN US if necessary and then update your profile, add your photo and be ready with your credit card. You will receive your Membership Card in the postal mail along with details of discounts of 15-20% at all City Rec Centres.
UPDATE ON PICKLEBALL ALBERTA
Pickleball Alberta has released an update on their activities which include Referee Training and Player Development. Please click this link Pickleball Alberta for more important details.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE AT TCRC
Here is the latest information as to the court times available at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre during the holidays and until February 2. Please note the changes for the period of December 25 to January 5. We get to play the same days as before but with less courts and a Skill level change.
THE EPC WEBSITE
Need to find that schedule or the latest newsletter you lost on your computer? Go to our website at edmontonpickleballclub.org and check the home page plus click on the Menu Tabs for more information. Want to contact another member via email or phone? LOG IN and then the MEMBERS tab will show you all 257 members with some basic contact information.
Is it time to update your RATING? If your play has improved, please edit your profile as the Rating is often used to send out invitations for specific group activities. Leaving your Rating as New (or low) may result In you not being included in certain events … but please try for a fair assessment of your skills by reviewing the Player Rating System guidelines found in a link under the PLAY tab.
Learn to use the website and it will help you enjoy the Club and improve your Pickleball play and social enjoyment. Your webmaster is Ken Hurshowy and I will continue to help operate the Website for the new board as needed.
This is my last newsletter for 2017 and last as your President. It has been hectic these past two plus years of activity but most enjoyable to meet, work and play with so many great people. The Hurshowy family (with 3 generations of Pickleball players) would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Edmonton Pickleball Club is an Alberta Registered Non-Profit Society. Postal Mailing: c/o 5816-143A Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4G5