In door play at both New Hope Church and the Mecosta Youth and Family Center has been suspended based on the new Covid guidelines. Play is targeted to resume on Dec. 8th Please watch for updates. Once the current restrictions have ended indoor play at New Hope Church will resume, play will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to noon. Play will also resume at the Mecosta Youth and Family Center, play there will be Monday thru Friday from 9 to noon. There will be one full size court in use and the board is asking for a 1 dollar donation per each day you play at the Mecosta Center. Playtime scheduler will be used as a tool for people to sign up to play at either location. This will allow you to check who is playing and how many people are signed up at each location. You can press the button below for access to Play Time Scheduler.
Annual Meeting Minutes from the August 24,2020 meeting:
Canadian Lakes Pickleball Club
Annual Meeting Minutes
August 24, 2020 5:00 PM Legacy Park Pavilion
Welcome by Laurie Moore, approximately 50 members in attendance.
Secretary’s Report: Jo Preston read minutes from last year’s general meeting. The report was approved unanimously as read.
Tambi Zaun shared expenditures and revenue from the year from court renovation costs, new memberships, Hixson’s cash, etc. and reported that as of August 24th, our club has a net of 5, 996.51.
Tambi shared that the board had initially approved a two month extension on membership dues because of the club not sanctioning activities as in the past due to Coronavirus safety implications. The board then later decided to freeze all membership payments until we resume to normal club activities. Currently, we have 134 members with 71 fully paid memberships.
It was also reported the Carol Ann Baumann and Pam Owens completed the CLPBC’s audit and everything looked okay.
Mark Zaun reported on the court renovation project. He said he provided oversight, observing as the work was being completed. Although the actual work required was more than the company originally had known due to initial asphalt work, slope in surface, etc., the company honored their initial quote provided the winter before the job. The company put three coats of epoxy on the surface, and also shared that certain areas of the court, due to quality of initial very porous asphalt work, would have problems. That’s why we see cracking/ghost lines. Mark has the materials and paint to repair those areas, but work won’t be done until later as it requires that those particular courts would need to remain down for two days.
Mark reported the members of the CLPOC have seen the courts and are very pleased with the outcome. The CLPOC will complete the next upgrade work in four years.
Mark also talked about tie downs on the nets. The resurfacing company recommended that there not be holes put in the surface so the integrity of the court remains solid. Consideration is being given to running a cable under the nets with a system that would allow a tie down like system without the court surface involved.
David Baker then talked about how the club determined due to Covid-19 that there would be no club sanctioned activities throughout the summer. This included formal open court play, ladder league play, welcoming gathering, general meeting, tournament, etc. Our hope is return to a more traditional summer of activities next year determined by where we are with coronavirus in Michigan.
Indoor play at New Hope Church is still not definite at this time. As we get closer to October, the Board and Church Board will make a decision and let the club know the outcome. Steve Brandt, who volunteers at New Hope, shared that the church is providing a month of credit for play to the club since our play indoors was shortened last winter.
Nancy Henderson reported that shared our tournament dates for next year: July 23-25, 2021. She also said that tournaments all over have been cancelled due to the virus. We want to offer a tournament when we can have people from all over the state and even outside the state who feel comfortable and safe coming to Canadian Lakes. Nancy said that we want to showcase our community. She also said that Ferris would not be offering indoor play for the fall and that their own students would not even have access to the facilities. Volunteers would be needed to help with the tournament next year..
New Board Members-Dave Baker shared a little history of the club. Then a hand vote was taken to make official that the three members running for the board: Jeff Butzin, Wally Kiehler and Lynne Johannessen would take place of the three outgoing board members, Tambi Zaun, Laurie Moore and Jo Preston, for the next two years.
Open Discussion took place:
Randy DeArment asked if there was any update on vandalism on the courts: eggs broken/balls broken. It was shared that security took photos for record and courts one and two were cleaned very quickly that afternoon by maintenance. Security cameras were mentioned.
The CLPOC is going to have their attorneys review if it’s legal to have a sign up at the courts sharing that only Members of Canadian Lakes, Club members and members friends are the only ones allowed to use the courts. This is yet to be determined.
Jan Mittelstadt wondered if it may be possible for Saturday’s ladder league to be offered after the time that is typically designated for open play. This way those who want to play PB in the morning can comfortably access a court to play outside of the Ladder League. This is something that the Board may want to review for next year should all sanctioned play be considered and/or considered.
There is nothing currently being planned for use of club money. Wally Kiehler brought up the possibility of paving around the fences and outside the concrete slab to reduce sand/etc. from getting onto courts and under the pavilion.
Angela O’Toole suggested that the club give the neighbor, Jeff Hylek, a small monetary token of our appreciation for having to listen to us playing all the time!
Someone asked about the tournament costs. Tambi shared that after expenses and revenue from entry fee, the club actually made profit of $3605.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Jo Preston, Secretary 2018-Summer 2020
2020 - 2021 CLPBC Board Members
Jeff Butzin - President
Dave Baker - Vice President
Lynne Johannessen - Secretary
Wally Kiehler - Treasurer
Nancy Henderson - Member at Large
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2019 CANADIAN LAKES PICKLEBALL CLUB SPONSORS
The Canadian Lakes Pickleball Club wishes to thank all of the local businesses and individuals who sponsored our tournament. What a great community! Please consider dining and shopping locally!!
ACE Hardware Hixson's Family Market
Amy's Nail and Spa Hometown Health Foods
Angles of Action Hyland's Leg Cramp
Antlers Fireside Grill Isabella Bank
Bernie Guggemos Janet & Ben Dorer
Blue Lake Lodge Jeff Hylek
Blue Lake Tavern Jim Tibbe
Canadian Lakes Excavating King's Trading Post and Party Store
Canadian Lakes Eye Care Lakes Rentals
Century 21 Whitehouse Realty Lakeside Motor Sports
Coldwell Bankers lakes Realty Mancinos
Conley's Bakery Massage Spot
EMS Boat Transport & Storage Mecosta County Activity Center
Fate's Market Mercantile Bank
FILA Pickleball Central
Flair for Hair Salon Pickleball Rocks
Franklin Sports Remus Tavern
Gingrich Tire Center Royal Pro Shop
Harold Wolf Dog Grooming Simply the Best Boutique
Hearty Harvest Skin Deep Face and Body Studio
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