Happy Holidays Picklers, from your PPA board!
We have lots planned, beginning with our next Social Jan 16th. Please join us at Red Robbin ($5 cover) for Happy Hour (4-6). Address is 3055 Gateway Blvd…….be there!
We finished a long holiday board meeting on the 20th, reviewing the upcoming Calendar. Right now I can tell you Lessons (Beginning, Novice, and an Intermediate Clinic) will start in March of ’19. We will also be announcing the start of PPA Round Robins for 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0+. Details on how to sign up for all of these will be released shortly.
I also met with the City, and reviewed next steps regarding the southern bank, and possible drainage solutions which may include and additional seating area. More to come on this one.
Everyone has budgets and we reviewed ours (current Net Income, and ’19 Operating budget). I’ll cut to the chase……we’re very healthy in terms of current NI (excess of $17K), but don’t get overly excited…we’re spending most of it on capital improvements ($10k donation to 4 more, and the drainage/terrace I mentioned earlier). That’s the beauty of our club, everything earned is plowed right back into the courts, or events for members. There are also some smaller projects we’ll be working as the budget permits. We’re aware there are more project opportunities (shade, lighting), and they’re not forgotten, just scheduled when we (and the city) have more resources and money (later ’19, or ’20).
PPA membership is important. Volunteering is important, and donating/pledging is important. Lets start with the first. Renewing (for those of you that haven’t, pls give yourself an Xmas present and renew!) drives programs, lessons, and events, many of which are paid for by your club’s fee. So please join or renew asap (or risk losing out on these great emails, with future offers). Next Volunteering…….we’ll be offering lots of training (for ref’s, clinics, drills etc)………when you get the chance to participate (volunteer) for a tournament, pls do so, we need your participation to run the tournament, and demonstrate that we can attract top level talent to Prescott’s tournaments. Bottom line, we can’t do it without you.
Last (and I mean last), your donation/pledge will help us build the next 4 courts (for a total of 12)…….which allows more people to play, less congestion, and bigger tournaments……..which attracts more talent to our club, which makes everyone better pickleballers. So, if you can, hit that button and lets make it happen, we’re at the point where I think we can start getting some hard numbers, and issue a contract very soon (yahoo).
Happy Holidays to all of you, I’ve enjoyed playing with you and working for you…….enjoy the season, and get ready for lots of activities starting in March.