Needed – Board of Directors

TMPC BOARD of DIRECTORS ELECTIONS

Hello TMPC Members,

Club bylaws require that elections be held each June to fill Board of Directors terms that are expiring. This year the terms of Lyle Mason, Paula Cobb, Alan Clark, Liz Brown and Bruce Burkham will be expiring. Carol Amos, Cathie Barbato, Netto Montoya and Paul Ricciardi will remain on the Board for the second year of their term.

At this time it is not known which, if any, of these current Board members will run for re-election.

Club bylaws require that a nominating committee be formed in April in order to find qualified candidates for the election. This has been done and Paula Cobb, current Vice-President is serving as chair of this committee. Club bylaws require that the candidates be identified and their names published by the end of May.

Qualifications require that a person be willing to serve a two year term; that the person be a year round resident of the Truckee Meadows and that the person not be related to any other member serving on the Board at the same time.

Time commitment for most board members is a monthly meeting of about 90 minutes plus a bit of extra work behind the scenes and attendance at monthly member only events if possible.

The way our process works is that the general membership elects the Board of Directors and then the Board of Directors decides who will hold specific positions such as President, etc.

The nominating process is simple. You can nominate yourself or you can nominate another person. If you nominate another person, please check with them to be sure they are willing to be a candidate.

On election day each candidate will have time to address the membership and explain why they would like to be on the Board.

The date, time and place of the election is yet to be determined. You will be notified in the near future.

For now, the important thing is to send your nominations to: kobbwebb@yahoo.com

Thank you for your consideration of this important process.

TMPC Board of Directors

TMPC Members Only Social this Wednesday

Wednesday April 24th  |  9:00 am to 1:30 pm | Boys & Girls Club

Silent Auction Items

$250 Gift Card for Wild River Grille
Donated by Brenda & Reto Gross & Family
PURCHASED BY MARY ANN & PAUL RICCIARDI

$100 value Pickleball Gift Basket
Donated by Nick  & Vicki Sharp
PURCHASED BY MIKE & CAROL AMOS

$100 value Engage Mystic paddle & cooler PB bag
Donated by Sara & Victor Betancourt
PURCHASED BY JACKIE THOMAS

$150 value Gearbox GH7 Paddle & Gearbox backpack
Donated by Brian Fairchild
PURCHASED BY NORM QUIGLEY

Portable Pickleball Net
Donated by Liz & Steve Brown
PURCHASED BY DAVE WHITEFIELD & JUANA BEGUELIN 

$125 Gardening Gift Basket
Donated by Teena Parduhn
PURCHASED BY DAVE WHITEFIELD & JUANA BEGUELIN 

Raffle Items

Pro Lite Paddle
Donated by  Nick Barainca
Won by Betty Fairchild

Onix Paddle
Donated by Nick Sharp
Won by Mike Amos

Pickleball Strategy for Two - Doubled at Event
Donated by Nick & Vicki Sharp
Won by Netto Montoya
Won by Frank Myers

$50 Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card
Donated by Paul & Mary Ann Ricciardi
Won by Marvin Katz

Gift Basket Bath & Body Works Gift Card
Donated by Becky and Pete Privitt
Won by Ruby Carrasco Paley

Wine & Gift Basket
Donated by Susie Walker
Won by Lauren Greenwood

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Donated by Dave Whitefield & Juana Beguelin
Won by Lyle Mason

Dog Crate still in box & $25 Scheel's Gift Card
Donated by Pamela Dutton
Won by Teena Parduhn

$50 Spa Finder Gift Card
Donated by Cathie & Ralph Barbato
Won by Steve & Liz Brown

$50 Wild River Gift Card
Donated by  Cathie & Ralph Barbato
Won by Carol & Mike Amos

Franklin Pickleball Bag
Donated by Cathie Barbato
Won by Ruby Carrasco Paley

Franklin Pickleball Bag
Donated by Joan Deputy
Won by Bruce Burkham

2 - $25 gift cards to Cantina Los Tres Hombres
Donated by Howard & Pat Iten
Won by Don Unruh

Handmade Children's Quilt
Donated by Jan Bogikes
Won by Steve & Liz Brown

 

SAVE THE DATES

  • Wednesday May 22 – United Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser at Regency – More info coming soon.
  • Wednesday May 29 – Last members only playing event of the 2018 – 2019 membership year.

Got medals?

For those of you that enter tournaments (or have kids that bring home medals) and are fortunate to bring home some hardware, what do you do with them when you get home?

Wear them to work on Monday for show and tell?

 

 

Hang them in the closet or throw them in a drawer?

 

 

 

Use them for Christmas ornaments?

 

Here are some fun ideas!

 

Grab your old medals and make a wind chime!

 

And some more ideas including a fill as you win shadow box and using a rake to display your medals.

 

 

 

 

The Hive Grand Opening on Saturday April 13th

It’s here!!! This Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm!!! PB Demo at 11:30 am.

The Hive at Lazy 5 Regional Park – Grand Opening 4/13/19

  • Pickleball Demonstration at 11:30 this Saturday with the Grand Opening!
  • A bit of open play might happen after that.
  • 2 indoor courts
  • 7100 Pyramid Way (The Hive is to the north of the skate park.
  • “Open Gym” hours on Tuesdays and Sundays 9-11 am will be free, however donations are encouraged and welcome. If you wish to reserve the facility for only your use on certain days and times at $70 for two hours. Contact the park ranger at Lazy 5 Regional Park.
  • This facility needs volunteers for each pickleball session.
  • Volunteers need to apply through Washoe County Parks .
  • If you do apply to volunteer, THANK YOU! And please send an email to TMPC to let us know. You can contact us here: truckeemeadowspickleballclub@gmail.com

Big thanks to all who volunteered to be court volunteers!

And big thanks to Lyle Mason and Washoe County Parks & Recreation for getting courts at The Hive!

News from March 22nd

Kings and Queens of the Court

On Wednesday March 20th, 64 TMPC members participated in two sessions of Kings and Queens of the Court. Players moved up and down the courts depending on their wins/losses of each game. No scores were kept for each game and participants played to great music brought by Netto Montoya.

Check out the gallery of action photos here: Kings and Queens of Court

Spring Break = Some Gym Closures

Washoe County School District is off for spring break from Monday March 25th through Friday April 5th.

Both Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Plumas Street Gym will be closed during this time.

Boys and Girls Club will re-open for play on Tuesday April 8th.

Plumas Street Gym will re-open for play on Monday April 8th and remain open Monday through Friday until the last play for the spring on Friday April 26th.

The Indoor Courts page is kept updated for your use throughout the year.

Wednesday April 24th – Social and National Pickleball Month

Save the Date for the next TMPC Members Only event will be Wednesday April 24th. This will be a club wide social for all members with food, play and fun. More details coming soon on our Events page.

News from March 8th

A new email just went out with information about the following updates:

If you are not receiving emails from TMPC, please check your SPAM folder.

All members, unless they opted to unsubscribe, are receiving emails.

See you on the courts soon.

Musical Pickleball = Lots of fun!

Eighty players participated in TMPC’s most recent members only event on Wednesday February 27th at Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

Big thanks to all the players who participated and board members who played and helped coordinate the event. Music was provided by Board Member Netto Montoya and Board Member s Paula Cobb and Bruce Burkham helped DJ!

 

 

 

 

Musical Pickleball Event This Wednesday**

♪♫♬ WE ARE FULL WITH 80 PLAYERS ♪♫♬

 

Big thanks to all who have registered for this Wednesday’s Musical Pickleball event.

Current player list for both sessions can be seen on the Musical Chairs Pickleball event page. This list is sorted by session, rating and first name .

If you are registered, but won’t be able to play, please email TMPC as soon as possible. Email TMPC

If you are not registered, and want to be on the waiting list, please email TMPC as soon as possible. Email TMPC

Double big thank yous to players who volunteered to play in either session. You have all been assigned to the Late Sleepers session from 11:30 to 2:00.

Thank you all again and we are all looking forward to lots of fun play and dancing on the courts on Wednesday.

PS: Dancing on the courts is optional…..