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July 2019 Club Newsletter

WELCOME

Welcome to the tail end of our current season for 2018-19. We have been truly blessed with some crisp days but unfortunately very cold nights. Hope you all enjoyed watching some great tennis played at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the last couple of months. And for all those who were fortunate to witness some PRIME TENNIS action first hand, what can I say…. YOU LUCKY THINGS!!!

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND CLUB CONVENORS

We welcome our new Club Committee for the Season 2019-20 who were elected at the AGM held last month.

President – Peter Browning
Treasurer – Darryl Wood
Secretary –
Club Manager – Kashmira Umrigar
Club Captain/ Match Convenor – John Mills
Junior/Intermediate Convenor – Juliet Hislop
Midweek Convenor – Jenni Cullen
Veteran Convenor – Gloria Shrubsall
Twilight/New Members Convenor – Jane Davis
Interclub Convenor – Ann Fyfe
Interclub Selectors – Ann Fyfe, Aaron Gilles, Aaron Hicks
Maintenance Convenors – Ian Gordon
Social Convenors – Anita Gill

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VACANCY – SECRETARY

We are looking for a member to fill the Secretary role on the Committee for Season 2019-20. This is a role which will assist the Committee in taking minutes at the monthly meetings held once a month on a Monday at 7pm. Also being part of the Executive Committee and applying for Funding Applications to help raise funds for the Club to various Trust and Grant bodies (roughly 3-5 in a year) with assistance from the Treasurer. It is not a complicated role and will be supported by the Committee at all times. For more information and full position description please contact me thanks.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2019-20

You can still avail the Early Bird Memberships for Season 2018-19. This is only applicable to NEW Senior and Restricted Memberships (Midweek, Twilight and Veteran Memberships). It allows you to start being a member from the current season and is valid till the end of end of Sept 2020. Please contact me directly for fees and enrolment forms. This offer expires end of July 2019 as starting Aug

2019, new subscriptions will kick in and I will be commencing the renewal process. This is an amazing membership opportunity, do encourage all your friends and family to join the Club.

 

GROOMING OF COURTS ON 8TH AND 9TH AUG

The annual grooming and spraying of the courts will be carried out across 8th and 9th Aug. Three courts will be groomed on each day. The respective courts which are groomed will be out of bounds for the full day. I will send a reminder once again closer to time. Many thanks for your cooperation.

 

Tournaments

2019 MUNRO WEBB CUP TOURNAMENT ON SUNDAY 18 AUG

We are still looking for players to enter their names to this friendly BATTLE OF THE BRIDGES tournament hosted by Northcote Tennis Club. Please kindly let me know if interested at the earliest.

 

2019 HUGHES CUP TOURNAMENT ON SUNDAY 1ST SEP

We will be hosting Pakuranga Club for this neighbourly tournament between the two clubs. Once again please forward me your names if you would like to be part of the team.

 


SENIOR INTERCLUB ENTRY FORMS

Senior Interclub entries are now open for the new season 2019-20. I have already emailed out the forms, and I have also pinned up some forms at the far end where the Interclub Information is on the Noticeboard. We need to receive the forms back latest by next week Wed 31 July 2019.

 

EVENTS

Please, kindly pencil in these dates, more information to follow:

  • CLUB OPENING DAY SUN 11 AUG 1PM ONWARDS
  • MIDWEEK OPENING DAY WED 28 AUG, 9AM AND FUN “US OPEN” THEMED TOURNAMENT AND BRING A PLATE
  • JUNIOR OPENING DAY SAT 21 SEPT, 9-11AM
  • SOCIAL TRIVIAL PURSUIT EVENING ON SAT 5 OCT, MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

DECORATORS WANTED

The Club Committee is looking for any members with an artistic flair and a keen eye for interior design to assist us to upgrade the Clubroom entrance and foyer downstairs. Please kindly contact me, as your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

 

REPORT FOR WORKING BEE HELD ON SUN 21 JULY 2019

The working bee was held on 21 July and the weather was kind to us. Unfortunately, the turnout was not good.

Attendees were Ian, Virgil, and Deepak. Jaz (who is only a father of a junior) and Raymond. For the inside jobs we had Gloria Schrubsall, Anne Newman Carmel Bennett and Carolyn Gordon. Ian and Jaz sprayed courts 1 and 2. Deepak helped clean brick work and loose material on the courts. Virgil water sprayed the deck and stairs. Raymond tidied the sand accumulation at the end for court 6 but took off when he had filled the wheelbarrow and because the tire was flat was unable to move it. Deepak and I had to decant the wheelbarrow by hand. A new tyre is required for the wheelbarrow! The girls tidied inside, got the books for sale into book stands and cleaned toilets and bar area etc.

Still to do – Gardening and weed spraying along footpaths. The stairs now need to be painted as does the window east facing. Outside of the working bee day we had Carol Clarke who did a great job on the hedge and Phil and Shirley Rollinson who did a great job getting rid of the tree and shrub next to the stairs and also trimmed the hedge backing onto court 6.

And few of the other members who came in and did their bit in their own time from the chores list put up on the Noticeboard. Thank you.

We were blessed with ideal weather as it rained just before we started so that the spores in the moss were open and receptive to weed spray.

Ian Gordon
Maintenance Convenor

 

CLUB HIRE

The courts and club rooms can be hired out for private functions at very competitive rates. We have been hired out in the past by companies to run team building events and private birthday celebrations.

We have a Private Birthday Party booked for Sat 21 Sept from –pm to midnight. The Clubrooms will be off access for that evening. Thank you for your understanding.

 

SPONSORSHIPS

We are installing two new Windbreakers along the fence and welcome any businesses who would like to have their Signage advertised on them. This is a great advertising opportunity as these windbreakers have full street coverage along the club. Or if you would like to put up your own signage along the fence as even that is an option. Please let me know at the earliest for more details regarding our Sponsorship packages being the start of a new season.

 

Stay warm and I look forward to seeing you all at the Club.

Best wishes,
Kashmira

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