Club Update - March 8. 2019
It is good to be home again…even though it is still winter….
At EPC, we have been busy working on our club ”infrastructure”. By that, I mean that we have been working on things like a mission statement and various club policies that will guide us as our club continues to mature. We are also setting up G Suite for our club to give our documents a “home” beyond the personal computers of the Board of Directors. These are all good things. We want to ensure the sustainability of our club and strengthening our “infrastructure” will help us.
The document will be posted on our website soon but, in summary, this policy states that the club logo is the property of the club and may be used by the club for club purposes. It may not be used by third parties without the consent of the Board of Directors.
Developing an advertising policy is next on our agenda.
We are also pleased to share our Edmonton Pickleball Club Mission Statement. This is further proof that our club is maturing.
EDMONTON PICKLEBALL CLUB MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Edmonton Pickleball Club is to develop Pickleball as a sport for all in Edmonton and surrounding area by promoting the health, physical and social well- being of its members through offering organized recreational and competitive play in an atmosphere of collegiality and sportsmanship.
Our Battle of the Paddle Tournament is also on our radar screens. Doug Thomson, has again agreed to be Tournament Director. Doug says that you can expect to see the tournament on pickleballtournaments.com on March 15. Watch for it and sign up quickly. The dates are May 31, June 1 and 2. This year Ladies play will be on May 31, Mixed Doubles play will be on June 1and Men’s Doubles will be on June 2.
And, while we love our tournaments, please hear my plea! It goes like this….
Staging a sanctioned tournament is a big undertaking for one person and we are looking for at least two volunteers who would serve as assistant tournament directors. The hard truth is that we cannot always expect the same people to step forward for these tasks. If we want to have these tournaments in the future, we need you to step up, please.
That’s all for today. Tomorrow’s email to you is about ratings and about how we are going to work with ratings.
So, until tomorrow,
Pickleball Club is a registered non-profit organization in Alberta.