PTPC Annual Meeting and Pot Luck
HJ Carroll Park Pavilion
Saturday, June 25, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Bring a dish to share and
your own beverage, plates, utensils, napkins
Also bring a chair
(No alcoholic beverages, please)
Renew your PTPC membership at the Social.
Bring your checkbook. Forms will be available.
A short meeting will be held, followed by the social and pot luck.
Opening remarks by Lynn Pierle
Treasurer's Report by Craig Walls
Meet the candidates for Board positions, 2022-2024
-Additional nominations from the floor will be accepted
Other agenda items?
Farewell to outgoing Board members
(If you have any agenda items for the meeting, please contact Lynn Pierle at email@example.com)
Social - enjoy good food, make new friends, share your pickleball stories, raffle for fun prizes
PTPC Board Elections
The following candidates have been nominated by the Club Nominations Committee to serve on the Board from 2022-2024:
Vice President - Jim MaupinOther than work, Jim spent most of his life on and in the water and playing tennis until he discovered pickleball a few years ago in PT. He loves the physical, social and friendly competitive aspects of the game, and wants contribute to keeping it strong and growing in PT. Recently, Jim helped coordinate the pickleball program at the Y and instructed new players.
Treasurer - Kirk Rowdabaugh
Kirk Rowdabaugh is a retired forester who learned the game of pickleball while living in Virginia in 2012. Kirk moved to Port Townsend with his wife Patti in 2016 and quickly located the few other pickleball players in town. An active volunteer for the Club since its founding, Kirk believes the Club’s success depends on the active participation of its members and is looking forward to working with the Board and its new bookkeeper to ensure the Club’s financial records meet the requirements for future solicitations of grants and large donor contributions.
Communications Director - Mark Finco
Mark Finco is a new Port Townsend resident and new to pickleball! He worked for 25 years as a contractor to the US Forest Service, doing mapping work that utilized satellite images, aerial photographs, and other ways of remotely viewing the landscape. Also, as one of the owners of his company, he was involved with business development and proposal writing. Now that his work responsibilities are waning, he's looking forward to playing a lot more, traveling a little more, and contributing to the community however he can. He welcomes the opportunity to serve on the Board.
Facilities Director - Eric Seder
Eric and his wife Susan moved to Port Townsend in 2019 from Sun Valley, ID, where they owned their own business. Both are avid pickleball players. Eric has served on the PTPC Board for the past two years, as Member-at-Large and Facilities Director. He has graciously volunteered to serve for another two-year term. Eric has been an advisor to the County on behalf of the PTPC and was instrumental in the Club's success in negotiations with the City to secure the site at Mountain View for permanent pickleball courts.
Membership Director - still need a volunteer
Keeps membership records, including the roster and dues records; sends renewal notices on expiring memberships; develops the Code of Conduct/Etiquette policy and is the point person for member issues; works closely with the Treasurer and Director of Communications; and strives to increase membership. Oversees the Membership Committee. Must have knowledge of spreadsheet apps, preferably Excel.
Voting will be online, from Sunday, June 26, beginning at 7:00 am. A link to the ballot will be sent to all current members. Voting will close on Wednesday, June 29, at 5:00 pm. Results will be announced shortly thereafter.
Members sharing one email are allowed one ballot per member in the household.
Summer Schedule for PTHS
The following chart is the schedule for Port Townsend High School for the summer, starting June 1, 2022.
Note: Mondays and Wednesdays are Rated Play, Drop-In. Please welcome visitors and rotate them into play.
On Monday and Wednesday, the schedule is loosely organized around Rated Play. Follow these guidelines:
--For Beginner and Advanced courts, there should be a minimum of 6 players. If not, incorporate players into Intermediate/Advanced.
--Players may play down in skill level, but they should adjust their play.
--If players are waiting, use the rotation system for skill designated courts:
--Use the paddle board to determine who goes in next.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning (9:00-11:00), there is Scheduled Play. Remember that Playtime Scheduler is a communication tool, not a reservation system. For these days, players use Playtime Scheduler to signify they wish to play with their own group.
Round Robin play is on Friday at 11:00-1:00.
Social Saturday, all Open Play, is from 9:00-1:00.
Summer Schedule for Mountain View Courts
MV courts are open to the public for all daylight hours. Players may use Playtime Scheduler to organize play at Mountain View. Please schedule on the odd hours - 9:00-11:00, 11:00-1:00, 1:00-3:00, and so forth to provide for the best allocation of time.
Summer Schedule for
Indoors at the Y
The following chart is the schedule for the YMCA for the summer, starting June 6, 2022.
Beginner– recently learned the game and is developing basic skills
*Beginner Session with Coach from PTPC
Advanced Beginner/Recreational – 2.0-2.9 – knows the game, has basic skills, and wants to play for fun
Intermediate – 3.0-3.5 – more competitive, interested in developing higher level skills and strategies
Advanced – 3.6+ - higher developed skills, including third shot drop, dinking and resets
Open – all skill levels welcome
Members of the Port Townsend Pickleball Club will have the opportunity to take part in a clinic for referees during the last week of June. The clinic will be scheduled for June 28, 29 or 30 at the home of registered ref and Pickleball Ambassador, Kathy Thomas.
The purpose of holding the clinic at this time is to train referees for our upcoming tournament for beginners (see details below in this newsletter). The clinic will last 2-3 hours followed by 2-3 hours of reffing games with specific scenarios.
This is the perfect opportunity to get the training to not only referee in tournaments, but to become more familiar with pickleball rules changes and best practices for reffing.
Kathy indicates that It would also be good if participants take both the lines and the player test for practice. (No pressure to pass either test). Both the rules and the tests are available online at the USA Pickleball Association website. If you are interested in this clinic, please contact Jeannie Ramsey with your preferred clinic date at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-531-4195.
Hello, PT Picklers,
Hopefully, Spring has finally arrived, but keep your fingers crossed. Things could change in a heartbeat.
Help put us over the top!
Foremost on the Board’s agenda is the Capital Campaign. We are so close to raising the funds we need to install the permanent pickleball courts at Mountain View. Thanks to all of you who have already contributed. Our 82 donors are primarily Club members, but that also means half of our members have not made a pledge to donate. If you have been meaning to (which is what I hear a lot) or you’re sitting on the fence (and fencing is an important part of the project), please consider making a pledge now. It’s easy to do - download the pledge form or donate onlineusing this link: https://www.ptpickleball.com/pledge-donationscapital-campaign.html.
PTPC Board Positions
Volunteers are the backbone of our Club, and three of our incredible volunteers are stepping down from the Board. I wish to thank Patti Rowdabaugh, Vice President, Craig Walls, Treasurer, and Kim Anderson, Director of Communications, for their years of hard work, dedication, and expertise in steering this Club toward reaching its goals. Their time and energy have been invaluable.
That means, of course, their positions on the Board must be filled. So far the Nominating Committee has found two volunteers who are stepping up: Kirk Rowdabaugh for Treasurer, and Mark Finco for Director of Communications. We are grateful that these members are willing to donate their time and skills to the Club. We still need to fill the position of Director of Membership. This person tracks all of the members, including new members and renewals, and works closely with the Treasurer and the Director of Communications. A knowledge of a spreadsheet program is necessary, preferably Excel. If you or someone you know might be willing to take on this task, please contact Patti Rowdabaugh at email@example.com.
PTPC Annual Meeting/Potluck
We hope you will mark the date of Saturday, June 25, on your calendar for our first Annual Meeting/Potluck, from 3:00-5:00 pm. It has been postponed for two years because of Covid, and it will be held at the HJ Carroll Park Pavilion. One item of business will be to elect the new members of the Board. The final slate of nominees will be sent out before then, but anyone can nominate another candidate from the floor. Mostly, the gathering is a time to meet new players, socialize, share pickleball adventures, and have fun. All are welcome, but only members can vote.
It is great to see all of the activities that the Club is sponsoring. We have Jeannie Ramsey to thank for these –the Challenge Ladders, the Round Robin, the Intermediate Clinic with Doug Hastings, all of which are maxxed out with participation. We have a Referee Clinic and Beginner/Advanced Beginner tournament to look forward to soon. Meanwhile, Social Saturday continues to be well-attended. Many thanks, Jeannie.
Hope to see you on the courts and at the Annual Meeting, and as always,
We are getting closer to our goal. Here is the latest on the Pledge Campaign to renovate the Mountain View Courts. Thank you to all who have made a pledge to donate, we appreciate your support. If you haven't already and would like to make a donation, please click here.
Meet Club Member Joel C. Janetski.
I grew up in Great Falls, Montana, with a fishing rod in one hand and a shotgun in the other. My father was an amateur archaeologist and my experiences with him exploring remnants of the lives of ancient people eventually led me to a 30-year career as an archaeologist and university professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. I loved my work and my students and continue a modest level of involvement in the discipline. My career focused on exploring the pre-European history of the arid west (Utah, Arizona, Nevada) for the most part, although I also pursued projects in Western Samoa and Jordan. Read more.
The Round Robin Friday weekly has been a grand success! Thank you to Jeannie Ramsey, our Club's event planner (far right), who has organized and made this a fun event for all.
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