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27 Dec 2018 17:09
Minutes of the SBRTTA December 14, 2018 Membership Meeting
Meeting called to order 9:05 AM.
Ken Gorman suggesting potential future problems with the number of players and the limited number of tables.
Ken made a motion to accept minutes from previous meeting and John Hess seconded. Motion passed.
John Hammond asked about pro rating dues for members joining during the year. It was decided that due to the small amount of membership dues, they would not be pro rated.
Steve Chapman presented the results of the election of officers for 2019. Tom Reuter, President, John Hess, Vice President and Lowell Sletten, Sec/Treasurer. Tom Reuter made the motion to accept the results and Gabor Morocz seconded. Motion passed.
Ken Gorman presented the Guest Policy. John Hess stated that Saddlebrooke players want to come and get familiar with our players prior to tournaments. They are unable to come on Fridays, out day for local guests. Steve Chapman suggested changing term from Guest Policy to Guidelines. Decided that it would remain a policy. We decided that we would make an exception for pre tournament play. Gabor Morocz made motion to accept the Guest Policy and John Hess seconded. Motion passed.
Tom Reuter provided update regarding robot machine. He emailed a proposal to Tim Fudge including details of three possible machines with a recommendation for one at a cost of approximately $1800. Tim replied that it would have to be approved by the Finance Committee. Tom described how the machine works. John Hess suggested that there will be additional expense to maintain the equipment. Ken Gorman stated that Robson maintains the tennis robot.
John Hess provided update regarding tournament play. Saddlebrooke is excited to participate in a tournament and suggested they would be willing to reciprocate every couple months. There is a possible issue with the day of the tournament being on Fridays so it was suggested that the tournament be held on a Thursday. Members in attendance did not feel it would be an issue for those not participating in tournament play to not be able to play on a specified date, however we would need to present this to all members.
Lowell Sletten will set up and maintain a folder for waivers.
Orderly play was brought up by Ken Gorman, however the idea was tabled for now.
Discussed the possibility of members signing up for scheduled sessions of play. No decisions was reached at this time.
John Hammond brought the idea of having a SBRTT member luncheon to included spouses/significant others to attend as a social event. John will work towards finding out if there is enough interest and provided the interest is there, proceed with organizing the event.
Ken Gorman brought up Group Works and if this is the correct method of communication for SBRTT. Some members dislike Group Works and others do not use it. Ken is working on a possible solution which sounded like it would be a better fit. Consensus was that Group Works should not be the primary form of communication and that most members still prefer email blasts.
Lowell Sletten made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 AM and Tom Reuter seconded. Motion passed!