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Event: Sep 15, 2017, 3:01pm
SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES September 15, 2017 
SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES
September 15, 2017

Board Members Present: Wes Hurst, Sandy Schlager, Beena Ordahl, Anita Zimmermann, Terry
Zimmerman
Members Present: Please refer to the attached attendance sheets

I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Wes Hurst, vice president, at 3:00 P.M. A. Attendees were welcomed.

II. Introduction of Guests/ New Members
A. Beena Ordahl ,membership chair, reported that we have 27 new members since
January.
B. There will be a “Meet & Greet” at the Ordahl’s home to welcome our new members. It’s
scheduled for Friday, September 22nd. at 5:30 P.M.
C. Members were reminded to sign the new waiver form if they hadn’t done so. The forms
were available at the meeting.

III. Announcements
A. Wes reported that the nomination committee recommended a wording change in the
bylaws. (Article IX., Section I.). It was recommended that the wording be changed to “... shall nominate at least one person per office”. The recommendation was accepted by the board at the September 5th. meeting. The bylaw change will come up for a vote by the membership at the November meeting.

IV. Approval of Minutes
A. It was moved and seconded that the minutes of the Quarterly Membership Meeting held
on April 7, 2017 be approved. Motion passed.

V. Treasurer’s Report
A. Terry Zimmerman presented the treasurer’s report for Elmer Klavetter who is out of town.
B. We have received several donations to support the SBRTA. Both Sonoran Dreams
Landscapers and the office of Kim Tucker have made a donation.
C. The current balance as of August 31,2017, is $2,118.00.

VI. Directors’ Reports
A. None at this time.

VII. Committee Reports
A. NominatingCommittee
1. Dean Alfrey presented the slate of officers recommended by the committee for the
2018 board.
2. The committee consisted of Dean Alfrey, Linda Bowman, & Ken Levitt.
3. The following were recommended by the committee
a) President: Steve Ordahl
b) Vice President: Wes Hurst
c) Secretary: Sandy Schlager

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SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
September 15, 2017

d) Treasurer: Lutz Pape
e) Membership: Beena Ordahl
f) Events: Carol Michael and Sue Cook

VIII. Nominations from the floor
A. No other nominations were made.
B. It was moved and seconded that the slate of nominees recommended by the nominating
committee be approved. Motion carried.
C. The general membership will vote at the November meeting.

IX. Ratings Committee
A. Phil Preston reported for the committee consisting of Phil, Carol Mihal, Kevin Schick, and Dean Alfrey.
B. It was felt that the new rating system was greatly improved.
C. Chris Madsen ran the clinic very professionally.
D. The committee was thanked for its hard work.

X. SteinessFestival
A. Terry Zimmerman, Events Co-Chair, updated the membership regarding the festival.
1. Thirty-seven members have registered to participate in the festival.
2. The captains are Dean Alfrey (Team Wallaby) and Wes Hurst (Team Tasmanian
Devils). Team colors are blue for the Wallabies and red for the Tasmanian devils.
3. All Participants need a valid rating. If a rating is necessary, it was suggested that the member set up a time to do so with Chris Madsen. The team captains will accept newly rated players up to one week before the festival.
4. Six men and four women have chosen to play in the singles matches.
5. The wind screens on courts 2,3,& 4 will be rolled down so that spectators will be able
to watch the matches more clearly. Robson will provide chairs for the stadium court. For all the rest, people will have to bring folding lawn chairs from home. NO chairs will be allowed to be on the courts.
6. Information about the celebration dinner was given.
7. Terry thanked all the members who have worked so hard on the festival committee.
8. Names were drawn for the formulation of the teams.

XI. Comments/Questions: None

XII. Adjournment: It was moved and seconded that the meeting be adjourned. Motion
passed. The meeting adjourned at 3:40 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Sandy Schlager, SBRTA Secretary

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Event: Sep 15, 2017, 3:00pm
General Membership Quarterly Meeting 
The SBRTA will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 15, 2017. The meeting will be held at La Hacienda starting at 3:00 P.M.
The agenda includes:
1. Call to order
2. Introduction of new members/guests
3. Announcements
4. Approval of April Quarterly Membership Meeting minutes
If you want to review those minutes before the meeting, they are posted on the website.
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Directors' Reports
7. Nominating Committee Report
The slate of nominee's are
President: Steve Ordahl
Vice President: Wes Hurst
Treasurer: Lutz Pape
Secretary: Sandy Schlager
Membership: Beena Ordahl
Events (co-chair): Carol Mihal & Sue Cook
8. Nominations from the floor
If you plan to nominate someone for the board at the meeting, please get their permission beforehand.
9. Ratings Committee Report
10. Selection of Steiness Festival Teams
11. Comments/questions from members
12. Adjourment

Event: Apr 07, 2017, 3:02pm
SBRTA Quarterly Membership Meeting, April 7, 2017 
SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING APRIL 7, 2017

Board Members Present: Steve Ordahl, Wes Hurst, Elmer Klavetter, Sandy Schlager, Beena
Ordahl
Members Present: Please refer to the attached attendance sheets

I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Steve Ordahl, president, at 3:02 P.M. A. Attendees were welcomed.
II. Introduction of Guests/ New Members
A. Beena Ordahl, membership chair, reported that we have six new members bringing the
total to 69.
III. Announcements
A. Steve announced that as per the by laws (ArticleXVII),insurance was purchased by the
association covering the directors and officers. The policy went into effect earlier this
week. The cost of the insurance was $794.00 for $1,000,000.00 coverage
B. Two new tennis courts are under construction. Tim Fudge alerted Steve to the fact that
the courts are expected to be completed by mid-May.
C. The ratings committee, chaired by Phil Preston, was thanked for arranging the rating
clinic that was held today. More will be scheduled as needed.
IV. Approval of Minutes
A. Ted Wierman moved that the minutes of the Quarterly Membership Meeting held on
January 27, 2017 be approved. Rich Ferris seconded. Motion passed.
V. Treasurer’s Report
A. Elmer Klavetter, treasurer, reported that about $800.00 was spent on the officers’
insurance policy and about $100.00 in other expenditures were made leaving a balance of approximately $3,060.00 at this time. The SBRTA is well within its proposed 2017 budget parameters.
VI. Directors’ Reports
A. Wes Hurst,Vice President,reported that the Court Usage Committee will meet next week.
VII. Committee Reports
A. The Events Co-Chairs, Terry and Anita Zimmerman were unable to be at this meeting. However, several people were able to give information regarding upcoming events.
1. A “Cinco de Mayo” event is planned to coincide with the Bistro Happy Hour on May
5th at 5:00 P.M. Terry Zimmerman is asking those who plan to attend to RSVP to
him by April 28th.
2. An ice cream social is planned for June.
3. Skills clinics will be scheduled.
4. A celebration is planned for the opening of the new courts.
5. Ted Wierman presented some information regarding Tennis Ladders. It is understood the Court Usage Committee will research this aspect of the association’s program.
6. Dean Alfry has been calling members regarding increased participation. He reported that a majority of the people he spoke with held positive attitudes about playing and about the association.
7. A suggestion regarding a skills clinic was made. It was mentioned as an alternative to the way the clinics have run in the past. Instead of teaching a specific skill/s, it was thought that perhaps the pro could watch a group of people play with the idea that he could then offer specific advice/information to each player regarding what skills need improvement.
8. Phil Preston reported that the ratings clinic was help today and went very well. Players who were unrated as well as those seeking a re-rating participated.
9. Elmer Klavetter is planning to hold another “Tennis Chalk Talk” in the near future. He is asking for feedback re days and times that would be good for this event. If you have any input, please let Elmer know.
VIII. New Business
A. Steve Ordahl gave information about a new “TennisWaiverLiability” form.(A copy of this form is attached to these minutes.). Each member is asked to sign the new waiver form. A copy will be kept on file by our Membership Chairperson. Each person who signed the waiver at the meeting received a new can of tennis balls.
IX. Questions/Comments from Members
A. Comments made regarding scheduling of the new courts and a tennis ladders program
will be reviewed by the Court Usage Committee.
B. It was suggested that members be encouraged to sign up for organized play o ftheir
choice and to sign up no matter how many others are already on the list. If you sign up, and show up, you will be able to play.
X. Adjournment
A. A motion to adjourn was made by Dean Alfry and seconded by Vern Nulk. The meeting
was adjourned at 3:52 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Sandy Schlager, SBRTA Secretary

Event: Apr 07, 2017, 3:00pm
Quarterly Membership Meeting, Friday, April 7, 2017 
The SBRTA Quarterly Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, April 7th at 3:00P.M. at La Hacienda. Learn more about what's happening including an update on the progress of the new courts. After the meeting, join us in the Bistro for the Happy Hour.

Event: Apr 07, 2017, 3:00pm
SBRTA Quarterly Meeting Agenda, April 7, 2017 
SBRTA MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA
APRIL 7, 2017

1. Call to order
2. Introduction if guests/new members
3. Announcements
4. Approval of January 27, 2017 minutes
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Directors' reports
7. Committee reports
8. New business
9. Comments/questions from members
10. Adjournment

Event: Jan 27, 2017, 3:00pm
SBRTA January 2017 Quarterly General Membership Meeting 
The meeting will be held in the La Mesa Room. Plan to attend the Happy Hour in the bistro after the meeting. Details to follow.

Event: Jan 27, 2017, 3:00pm
SBRTA General Membership Meeting Minutes 
SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING JANUARY 27, 2017

Board Members Present: Steve Ordahl, Wes Hurst, Elmer Klavetter, Sandy Schlager, Beena
Ordahl, Terry Zimmerman
Members Present: Please refer to the attached attendance sheets

I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Steve Ordahl, president, at 3:00 P.M.
A. Attendees were welcomed. The current board members were introduced. Outgoing
board members were recognized and thanked. Goals of the 2017 board were presented: grow membership, have fun on and off the courts, improve court utilization, and follow the progress of the new courts.

II. Introduction of Guests/ New Members
A. Beena Ordahl, membershipchair, reported that we have two new members and six
others who are interested in joining. A new member welcome breakfast buffet is set for February 12th. All members are encouraged to attend. Elmer Klavetter is filling in for Dean Alfrey at the Development Clinics. Dean is scheduled to return on March 1st.

III. Announcements
A. Robson plans the building of three additional tennis courts and some bocce ball courts. However, in the immediate future, two new tennis courts will be built. The third tennis court and bocce ball courts are tentative at this point. Construction is set to begin soon. Completion is anticipated to be sometime in the spring.
B. The ratings committee is in need of volunteers. Phil Preston will remain on this committee. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Phil.
C. Wes Hurst will head a committee to look at court utilization.

IV. Approval of Minutes
A. The minutes of the Quarterly Membership Meeting held on October 19, 2016, were read. Janice Neal moved that the minutes be approved as read. Lutz Pape seconded. Motion passed.

V. Treasurer’s Report
A. Elmer Klavetter, treasurer, presented a proposed budget for 2017. Total income for 2017
was projected to be $4,475.00. Expenses were projected to be $3,065.00, leaving a
reserve to begin 2018 at $1,410.00.
B. Kevin Schick made a motion to establish a $1,500.00 floor at the end of this fiscal year.
Rich Ferris seconded. Motion failed.
C. Ken Levitt moved to accept the proposed budget as presented. Ted Wierman seconded.
Motion carried.

VI. Directors’ Reports
A. Terry Zimmerman, EventsCo-Chair, led a discussion of events that are being planned
for 2017. Suggestions and ideas were presented and discussed. The Events Committee is looking for volunteer/s to submit articles and pictures to the SaddleBrooke Ranch Round Up newspaper and/or write up announcements for the Ranch Reminder emails that SBR sends out each week. Please let Terry or Anita Zimmerman know if you are interested in volunteering and/or have any other input.
B. Wes Hurst, chair for the Court Utilization Committee, presented some changes in the weekly organized play for men only. These changes will be reflected in the website sign
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SBRTA QUARTERLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING JANUARY 27, 2017

up as soon as possible. The schedule for women's and mixed doubles play will remain
the same.
C. Beena Ordahl, Membership, presented her report during the introduction of new
members.

VII. Proposed Bylaws: Janice Neal, Wes Hurst and Steve Ordahl were on this committee.
Steve reviewed the proposed changes which included a section regarding court discipline, clarification of the process for election of officers, added an outline of a standard agenda in the order of business section, officers’ liability, and a bulleted format related to the responsibilities of each officer.
A. A motion to accept the proposed bylaws as presented was made by Phil Preston and seconded by Bo Jessop. After discussion, the motion was amended by Rich Ferris and seconded by Rick Snowdon to delete the SBRHOA instrumentality language in Article III as well as to remove references to the HOA throughout the bylaws. Motion passed.
B. KenLevittmovedtomakethepurchaseofdirectors’andofficers’liabilityinsurance mandatory by amending Article XVII accordingly. Ken Gorman seconded. Motion passed.
1. Please note that the motion made by Ken Levitt passed before the motion made by
Phil Preston; however, both motions passed.

VIII.Questions/Comments from Members
A. Regarding publicity, Sandy Schlager noted that publicity regarding the Steiness Festival was published in both the SaddleBrooke Ranch Round Up and Ranch Reminder weekly emails. It was noted that the articles and announcements did a good job of marketing and publicizing our tennis association throughout the year. A volunteer or volunteers are needed to continue to publicize the SBRTA. Please let Anita and/or Terry Zimmermann know if you have any interest.
B. Lutz Pape inquired about a tennis racket stringer. There is a person who does this that lives in SaddleBrooke. His name is Steve Leane, 37197 Highland Ridge Dr, Tucson, AZ. Home phone: 520-818-1028. Mobile Phone: 520-405-5637. This information will be published on the website.

IX. Adjournment
A. A motion to adjourn was made by Lutz Pape and seconded by Rick Snowden. The
meeting was adjourned at 4:23 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Sandy Schlager, SBRTA Secretary
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Event: Jun 29, 2016, 2:00am
SBRTA Quarterly Meeting 
The next quarterly meeting of the tennis association will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the Hacienda.

Event: Jun 29, 2016
SBRTA MEMBERSHIP MEETING 
SBRTA MEMBERS MEETING
JUNE 29, 2016

MINUTES

In attendance (Board): Janice Neal, President; Linda Bowman (Treasurer); Rich Ferris (Secretary); Sheila Bray (Special Events), and Ted Wierman (Membership).

In attendance (Members): Tom Kanitz, Mike Nicholson, Ken Gorman, Lupe Cook, Ken Cook, Bo Jessop, Tove Pape, Jan Martin, Madoka Knight, Susan Engebretson, Elmer Klavetter, Sandy Schlager, Ken Levitt, and Georgina Hurst. Also in attendance was Bill Smith, a non-member.

The meeting was called to order by Janice Neal at 1:00 pm. New members Madoka Knight and Elmer Klavetter were recognized.

Minutes

The minutes of the March 30, 2016 meeting were amended to state that Mr. Gorman has agreed to maintain our new web site and has established a Session Manager feature. Ms. Cook moved and Mr. Levitt seconded that the minutes of the March 30, 2016 meeting be approved. The motion carried.

Treasurer's Report

Treasurer Bowman stated the Association has a current bank balance of $2,670.67.

New Tennis Courts Update

Ms. Neal she has received information that two new tennis courts will be built during construction of the new clubhouse.

Membership

There was no report.

Special Events

Ms. Bray reported there has been two free clinics since the last meeting for both men and women. There was also a new member's party. She publicized the Tennis Festival, to be held on November 4 and 5, using the team format used last year. She said she needed five volunteers for the Committtee, including Team Captains.Ms. Engebretson volunteered to be a Captain, and Sandy Schlager and Tove Pape also volunteered to help.

Ms. Bray said she was seeking interest in a mixed doubles evening event on July 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with cowboy/cowgirl apparel required.

Marketing and Publicity

There was no report.

Tennis Survey Results

Ms. Neal highlighted the results of our recent survey, responded to by 61% of the members.

Proposed New Session Levels

Mr. Ferris outlined a proposal that would establish two men's levels; one open to all men regardless of ratings and one for 3.0+ players. He said he would send out an email to determine interest.

Proposed Summer Session Lengths and Start Times

Janice discussed the survey sentiment that session run times be reduced from two hours to 90 minutes. She also asked consideration to start the first sessions in the Summer months at 6:30 a.m. Following discussion, it was decided that further deliberation was necessary before making changes.

Ratings

Ms. Bowman said another rating session would be held by mid-September so that our unrated players can participate in the annual Festival in November.

Evening Play

Ms. Neal encouraged members to play in the evening, under lights, at the stadium court.

Session Manager

Mr. Gorman said he would be hosting a walk-through and Q&A session on our new web site Session Manager feature for session signups on July 8 at 10:00 a.m. in La Mesa Room.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 pm.

Event: Mar 30, 2016, 2:00pm
SBRTA Quarterly Meeting Minutes 
SBRTA MEMBERS MEETING MARCH 30, 2016 MINUTES In attendance (Board):  Janice Neal, President; Steve Ordahl (Vice President); Linda Bowman (Treasurer); Rich Ferris (Secretary); and Sheila Bray (Special Events)

In attendance (Members): Dean Alfrey, Tom Kanitz, Doug Streuber, Corine Sturdivant, Mike Nicholson, Ken Gorman, Alastair Stone, Bill Harvey, Joy Shears, Bruce Ullock, Beena Ordahl, and Wes Hurst.

The meeting was called to order by Janice Neal at 2:00 pm. She then introduced new members Shears and Ullock.

Minutes

Mr. Stone moved and Mr. Harvey seconded that the minutes of the December 4, 2015 meeting be approved.  The motion carried.

Treasurer's Report

Treasurer Bowman stated the Association has a current bank balance of $3,251.98.

Membership

There was no report.

Tennis Dinner Recap

Ms. Bray reported that 44 tickets were sold for the successful affair, and requested suggestions for the next event.  She said pictures of the get­together will appear in a future edition of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Roundup.  She thanked members of her team, which included Beena, Alastair, Dean, Jan Martin, and Susan Engebretson.

Marketing and Publicity

Mr. Ordahl reported that he will be chairing a related committee, supported by Wes Hurst, Arlene Wong, Sandy Schlager, and Bo Jessop.  With the goal of developing a buzz about our program, 500 copies of our new brochure have been printed for distribution through the sales office, Preferred Guest program, new resident greeters, and the Hacienda Reception Desk.

Clinics

Ms. Bray said there was $800 budgeted for clinics, using professionals from SaddleBrooke.  The clinics would be free for Association members.

Ratings

Ms. Ordahl reported that two rating sessions have been conducted to date, at a cost of $384.  A total of 47 players have been rated.

Ms. Neal presented a seasonal time change calendar, which establishes first morning session start times as: January/February   10:00 am       March                      9:00 am April/May                 8:00 am      June/July/August     7:00 am September/October   8:00 am      November/December  9:00 am

Guests and Open

Play Ms. Neal reiterated that scheduled organized play sessions are for members only, and that Open sessions are for all players, regardless of ratings.

League Play

Ms. Neal reported that Mark Wong has presented a framework for Intra­Club play, and that interested parties should contact him.

Tennis Festival

The attendees supported keeping the format the same as last year.  The projected dates for the event fall in the third weekend of October.  Ms. Neal solicited volunteers to captain the teams. She also asked members to solicit ideas for another Festival next Spring.

Website

Mr. Gorman has been contracted to maintain our new web site.  Those with questions or suggestions may reach him at 530 249-4401 or at admin@saddlebrookeranch.org.  

The meeting was adjourned at 2:52 pm.  

Event: Dec 04, 2015
SBRTA Members Meeting minutes - December 4, 2015 
In attendance (Board): Janice Neal (President), Steve Ordahl (Vice President), Linda Bowman (Treasurer), Tove Pape (Special Events), Ted Wierman (Membership), Alastair Stone (Secretary)

In attendance (Members): Ginny Arbogast, Jan Martin, Beena Ordahl, Corine Sturdivant, Catherine Wierman, Susan Engbretson (guest), Dean Alfrey, Rich Ferris, Ken Gorman, Jerry Hall, Bill Harvey, Wes Hurst, Tom Kanitz, Bob Kucsmas, Ken Levitt, Mark Martin, Lutz Pape, Phil Preston, Rick Snowden, Bob Washburn, Mark Wong

AGENDA

NEW MEMBERS. Janice welcomed and recognized Ginny Arbogast and Corine Sturdivant; as well as Jackie Levitt, Carol Mihal, Janice Mihora, Susan Swanson, Michael Duwe and Ken Levitt, all of whom joined the club in 4Q 2015. The secretary apologized for not adding Susan Engbretson during the Festival! The club currently has 66 members.

TREASURER’S REPORT. Linda reported that bank balance is $1,965.48. The Festival (with 32 participants, up from 22 in 2014) netted +$297.44. There was discussion on how the club could use the balance we have. (Board to address)

CHANGES TO THE BOARD. Sheila Bray replaces Tove as Special Events chairperson, and Rich Ferris replaces Alastair as Secretary.

BALL MACHINE / TENNIS BALLS. There is a bin beside the ball machine box for players to put used balls in. The club has been informed that 16 members do not have signed waivers included in their authorization to use the ball machine. (Following the meeting, the Secretary has e-mailed all to correct this matter asap). The President distributed 2 cans of tennis balls to every attendee at the meeting!

SPECIAL EVENTS. Tove reported that the Spring dinner was a great success. There was lack of support for the coffee/cocoa days. Beena, Corine, Jan, Dean, Susan & Alastair volunteered to help Sheila. The membership would like to work with TJ on the Doubles Strategy & Doubles Positioning Clinics again. Ken Gorman volunteered to make a video of a future clinic (thank you)

INTER-CLUB PLAY. Following the successful Men's team events with SaddleBrooke organized by John Hopkins and Tom Kanitz, Tom volunteered to look at expanding this activity, to possibly include Ladies/Mixed and home court play, as well as other inter-club play.

INTRA-CLUB PLAY. There is great(er) interest in some form of in-house league play for our membership, and Mark Wong has volunteered to lead this!

DEVELOPMENT DAYS. These will continue with Ted organizing and Dean as the 'regular' chief mentor (thank you to both). Beena, Rick and Alastair volunteered to help as and when needed. Ken Levitt volunteered to provide a club banner for the courts (thank you)

FESTIVAL. This was a big success with a 50% increase over 2014 in members playing. The Team concept should be continued. There were lots of ideas regarding more players, more publicity, more spectators, maybe a Spring event (Board to address)

RATINGS. 41 members were rated by TJ. Ratings comments were distributed at the meeting. Thank you to Beena, Linda and Tove for organizing everything really smoothly. Players with a rating of NR can continue to 'play their usual game(s)'! An appeal process has been developed and will be posted in the SBRTA File Cabinet. Re-rating is planned for 2016, with an expected cost of $6 per player (the club only sponsors the first rating)

Event: Oct 26, 2015
Election of SBRTA Board members for 2016 - October 26, 2015 
The Election Meeting was held in in La Montana Room on October 26

The existing Board members who will serve for another year are:
- President: Janice Neal
- Vice President: Steve Ordahl
- Treasurer: Linda Bowman
- Membership Chairman: Ted Wierman

The following were elected unanimously to the Board:
- Secretary: Rich Ferris
- Special Events Chairperson: Sheila Bray

Thank you to the many members who voted by e-mail.

Event: Sep 15, 2015
SBRTA Members Meeting minutes - September 15, 2015 
In attendance (Board): Janice Neal (President), Steve Ordahl (Vice President), Linda Bowman (Treasurer), Tove Pape (Special Events), Alastair Stone (Secretary)
In attendance (Members): Sheila Bray, Beena Ordahl, Lupe Cook, Zann Wilson, Ken Cook, Rich Ferris, Ken Gorman, Bill Harvey, Wes Hurst, Tom Kanitz, Phil Preston, Rick Snowden, Mark Wong

AGENDA

NEW MEMBERS. Janice recognized not only Rick Snowden (who joined the club in January), but all the members who had joined in 2015: Mindy Hawkins, Theresa Hect, Kay Lantow, Jan Martin, Sandy Noble, Mary Snowden, Catherine Wierman, Dave Kellogg, Mike Nicholson and Bob Schlager.

TREASURER’S REPORT. Linda reported that bank balance is $2,516.66. Included in this amount is $510 representing 34 Festival entries @ $15 each! The possibility of using Paypal is being investigated by Steve.

UPDATE of BY-LAWS. I t was proposed by Ken, and seconded by Mark, that the updated By-Laws should be approved. The motion was passed unanimously. (Since the meeting the updated By-Laws have been posted on the web-site in the File Cabinet)

APPOINTMENT of NOMINATING CHAIRMAN (for 2016 Board members). Phil Preston was appointed, and Rich Ferris volunteered to assist (thank you to both)

BOARD MEMBERS for 2016. Tove and Alastair are stepping down.

OCTOBER MEETING - VOTING for 2016 BOARD MEMBERS. (Since the meeting this has been set for October 26)

DEVELOPMENT DAYS. In the absence of Ted, Alastair briefly covered how the program has developed over 18 months since April 2014 (Beena, Linda, Tove, Tom, Bill were all mentors then, with our newest members Mike & Dave mentorees!). Special thanks are due to Dean Alfrey, Rick Snowden for their mentoring, and to Ted, for both organizing and mentoring this year.....read the September 'SBR Roundup' for the latest information!

NEW TENNIS COURTS. Janice updated the club on the latest plans for a 3rd tennis court (top priority) and the new 'shack' to be built nearby.

MORNING START TIMES. All 7:00am starts will be moved to 8:00am on October 1st.

COURT "BOOKINGS".

a) Janice asked again that all players should be diligent if he/she drops out, and either find a sub or tell other players.

b) There was also a long discussion on the subject of "Advanced" players and their dedicated play times. The results are posted on the web-site!

c) This led to discussion on RATINGS again. Beena's good work on this is to be followed up

TENNIS FESTIVAL UPDATE. Tove explained the TEAM concept, and how the main emphasis is on team camaraderie. There will be Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles between two teams of 17 players each. Matches will be 1 set. During the meeting, members voted on which meal they preferred for dinner, and ticket sales began! Thank you, Tove!

TENNIS FESTIVAL TEAM DRAWING, TEAM COLORS, TEAM MEETINGS. The drawing for the two teams took place, with team captains building their respective teams. Steve captains the "Road Runners" - in BLUE, while Tom captains the "Scorpions" - in WHITE. Team meetings were held immediately!

Event: Jun 26, 2015
SBRTA Members Meeting minutes - June 19, 2015 
In attendance (Board): Janice Neal (President), Linda Bowman (Treasurer), Tove Pape (Special Events), Alastair Stone (Secretary)
In attendance (Members): Sheila Bray, Beena Ordahl, Jean Elaine Parfet, Rich Ferris, Ken Gorman, Bill Harvey, John Hopkins, Wes Hurst, Bo Jessop, Tom Kanitz, George Kramer, Mark Martin, Steve Ordahl, Phil Preston

AGENDA

NEW MEMBERS. President Janice welcomed Mary Preston (our 55th member!)

THANK YOU. President Janice thanked previous President Tom Kanitz for his service to SBRTA.

TREASURER’S REPORT. The bank balance is $2,158.14.

BY-LAWS. The recently updated (and circulated to the membership) By-Laws were approved. It has been suggested that they should be amended to allow voting by e-mail. This will be investigated by the Board. The updated By-Laws have been posted on the web-site (File Cabinet)

VICE-PRESIDENT. Steve Ordahl was approved as SBRTA Vice-President

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN. Ted Wierman was approved as SBRTA Membership Chairman.

FUTURE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Tove said that the “hot cocoa event” had 12 attendees, but a similar “lemonade” event had to be cancelled for lack of attendees. The SBRTA dinner at the “Harvest” was a great success with 28 attendees. The meeting supported the idea of a future evening event.

ORGANIZED PLAY. President Janice reminded all members to be courteous and responsible regarding ‘Sign-up’ and ‘Show-up’. With the size of SBRTA’s membership it can be difficult to find a replacement, if a member has to drop out at the last minute.

TENNIS FESTIVAL UPDATE. A Flyer has been circulated to the membership, and several members have already registered with the Secretary (and even paid!). It is important that all members wishing to participate have a rating. A document titled “USTA Ratings” has been circulated to the membership and has been posted on the web-site (File Cabinet). Tom Kanitz agreed to chair a ‘ratings sub committee’ prior to the Festival team selection, which will take place at the next Quarterly Meeting (scheduled for September 15th at noon!)

FUTURE TENNIS CLINICS. The membership agreed that these should happen, and approved the idea of paid clinics. Beena’s work will be used a basis for further investigation of who/when/etc. There is the possibility that for a fee of $10 per person a clinic could including rating.

COURT USAGE PROPOSAL. Two documents, “SBRTA Court Usage” and “Tennis Schedule” were circulated to the membership, and were approved with immediate effect. Both have been posted on the web-site (File Cabinet). Immediately following the meeting, the ‘Organized Play Sessions’ section on the web-site was also updated, and the Courts Calendar in the Fitness Center also. It was agreed that the word ‘Advanced’ (and not ‘Competitive’ should be used) and ‘Open’ (not ‘Recreational’). For the ‘Advanced Men’ it is suggested that a rating of 3.5 & above is appropriate, and for ‘Advanced Women’ 3.0 & above.

FUTURE TENNIS FACILITY / EXPANSION.
Thank you to Tim Fudge for coming to talk to us.
• He updated us on several items for our existing courts (washing the courts will be better with new spigot/hoses; birds ‘spikes’ to be installed on the stadium court; any problems with lights have been fixed)
• There is nothing really new on the additional courts, and the official request and current plan remains at +4 courts (see the plan in the Hacienda Club). There will also be a Ramada, toilet facilities etc.
• He also shared some of the status regarding the new clubhouse, use of heavy equipment at the south end of SBR, and the building of the pickle-ball courts

Event: Apr 01, 2015
SBRTA Members Meeting minutes - April 1, 2015 
In attendance (Board): Tom Kanitz (President), Janice Neal (Vice-President), Linda Bowman (Treasurer), Ted Wierman (Membership), Alastair Stone (Secretary)
In attendance (Members): Georgine Hurst, Janette Martin, Beena Ordahl, Zann Wilson, Arlene Wong, Dean Alfrey, Jim Dougherty, Rich Ferris, Ken Gorman, Jerry Hall, Bill Harvey, Wes Hurst, Bo Jessop, Mark Martin, Steve Ordahl, Phil Preston, Doug Streuber, Mark Wong

AGENDA

NEW MEMBERS. President Tom welcomed Georgine & Wes Hurst, Bo Jessup and Phil Preston. With a further 6 members (not present) who joined in 1Q 2015, the club has a total membership of 51.

TREASURER’S REPORT. The bank balance is $2,082.85. A new banner has been purchased (used at SBR Club Expo), and small prizes were purchased for the Club’s social.

FUTURE TENNIS FACILITY / EXPANSION.
It was planned that Tim Fudge would address the club, but as this was not possible, Tom had a meeting with Tim, and passed on much useful information.
The new plan (3/15) shows an additional 4 tennis courts. The previous plan with 3 courts (2 of which would be used temporarily as pickle-ball courts) is no longer valid. The membership wants Robson to be told that this so-called ‘promise’ of 4 courts should be kept! Apparently there will be a ‘shaded area’ and rest room facilities
The membership wants a special sub-committee for this topic. Arlene and Steve volunteered to be on this, and will join Tom, Janice and Linda in their upcoming work: visiting SaddleBrook’s tennis facility; pushing for the expanded facility via a formal, written, SBRTA plan; including in the plan photos (a la Indian Wells?), and a detailed plan/layout similar to that developed by Michelle Diehl for the pickle-ball facility.
While we can better host other clubs with the addition of just 1 more court, it was stated by a member that the minimum requirement for a USTA supported event is 4 courts + rest rooms. However further research has been made, and "according to the Southwest USTA Coordinator, there are no specific requirements regarding the number of courts required for USTA League play in our area. While other, larger areas have a 5 court requirement (3 doubles, 2 singles), we can stagger our matches and have only 2 courts but 3 would, of course, make scheduling easier. The proximity of bathrooms also is not prescribed, but we all agree that they should be within a reasonable distance and not require a car trip to the nearest gas station"
Several new members indicated that being able to play tennis at SBR was a factor in deciding to live here!
We should continue to encourage any tennis playing visitors to play with the club.
The recent growth in members in 2105 (from 41 to 51 is app +25%) is an important item in ‘pushing’ with Robson. While it is true that our second court is under utilized at times, the number of days when more than 8 players want to be involved with on official play days/times has increased (players have to wait / be rotated in). The numbers are being collected weekly.
Our playing membership may only be a quarter of the pickle-ball club, so while we should not go ‘overboard’ with our requirements to Robson, we must push for what we need!
It was noted that Jack Sarson was very impressed with the Festival in 2014 (another selling point!)

2015 STEINESS TENNIS FESTIVAL
SBRTA Vice President Janice has volunteered to chair the Festival - thank you from all - and provided the following information:
Our Festival will be SBRTA’s fourth, but only the 2nd Steiness Festival.
Following a vote on the date, the Festival will take place on October 23/24 (Fri/Sat)
The successful ‘team format’ as used in 2014 will be used again, with balanced, mixed teams with two captains.
There will be Mens, Womens and Mixed Doubles matches, but probably no Singles
The team captains will be Tom Kanitz and Steve Ordahl
Using the same Steiness Festival committee job titles as in 2014, the following positions have been filled:
Budget: Linda Bowman
Communications: Tove Pape
Registration: Alastair Stone
Facilities Coordinator: Mark Martin
Structure: Doug Streuber
Medals: to be named
Plaque: to be named

MEMBERSHIP.
a) Development days.
These have continued, with great success, during 1Q 2015. Thank you to Dean for his mentoring, and to Ted for tasking over the program.
All who have participated love the current format, and enjoy it
The question of Preferred Guests playing tennis was discussed, Tom will talk to the Sales Office, and Ted will take on responsibility.
There will be no more Wednesday e-mails (apparently other clubs have caught on that we have been doing it - since 2Q last year!) and Robson has said ‘no more’
b) General
We should continue with Tove’s “Cocoa” days….moving to “Lemonade” days in warmer weather.
For the moment, we will keep to our 5 official play days, plus the Monday development day, but we will look at the possibility of other days if needed.
More SBRTA flyers are needed for the newcomer packets (the Treasurer and Secretary volunteered to get more)
We should use every opportunity to publish ourselves. The include SBR Round Up articles, photos (of our 1Q new members was suggested)
Tom and John Hopkins are investigating ‘Tennis4Life’, and the membership indicated that there is support for ‘paid’ clinics with a professional.

MISCELLANEOUS
a) Banner. This was displayed and used on Club Expo day, Thank you, Janice and Linda - it looks great!
b) Website. Ken indicated that his new technical support for the website is Mike Wilson

Event: Feb 17, 2015
SBRTA Team Play with SaddleBrooke 
Our second, successful, team play event with SaddleBrooke took place on February 17th. Thank you to John Hopkins and Tom Kanitz for their work on getting a team together, and developing a good SBRTA-SBTA relationship. We will be continuing with this event in the fall!

Event: Jan 23, 2015
SBRTA Members Meeting minutes - January 23, 2015 
In attendance (Board): Tom Kanitz (President), Janice Neal (Vice-President), Linda Bowman (Treasurer), Tove Pape (Special Events), Alastair Stone (Secretary)
In attendance (Members): Sandy Schlager, Zann Wilson, Dean Alfrey, James Dougherty, Ken Gorman, Jerry Hall, Bill Harvey, John Hopkins, Bob Kuczmas, Mark Martin, Lutz Pape

Agenda:

New Members: President Tom introduced the new board, and welcomed Sandy Schlager and James Dougherty
Budget. With 41 fully paid-up members (now 43 with Janes and Rick Snowden), the club’s budget is:
Beginning balance 1/1/2015 $1,047.97
Projected income (50 members @ $25) $1,250.00
Total income $2,297.97
Projected Expenses: Social $200. Tennis Ball machine(fill hopper once) $200. Pro-classes $0. Tennis Event $200. Marketing & Office supplies $140. Misc $100. Banner $100
Total expenses $940.00
Income less expenses $1,357.97
A lively discussion of the budget followed. Items raised were: “We should spend more”; “More $$ for the social”; “New cover for the ball machine” (Tim Fudge to address this, as the machine belongs to Robson); “Should Pro-classes be free?” (NO, members should pay); “Can we look at a storage facility somewhere like pickle-ball has?”; “Can we use $$ for tennis balls?”; “Should we lower dues in 2016 if we don't need all the money?”.
2015 Audit. This will be handled by Bill Harvey. Tom will further investigate any issues regarding the IRS.
Social Events. Different ideas were discussed for an event in March (catered in the Mesa room; or elsewhere; or in a restaurant). To be investigated.
New Player Development / Membership.
a) Clinics. These have been successful, but the last one that Mark will organize is on February 9.
b) Pro Lessons. Since Terry Gibson is no longer available, other certified professionals at SaddleBrooke can be contacted for instruction (see also below on Tennis4Life).
c) Development days. These will continue, on ALL Mondays. THANK you to Dean Alfrey who offered to mentor until he leaves in March! Ted Wierman, as New Members Coordinator, is taking over the program from Alastair. The question of Preferred Guests playing tennis was discussed, Tom will talk to the Sales Office, and Ted will take on responsibility.
d) Tennis4 Life. Tom explained the program that JIM WARD organizes. At a cost of $95 per person for a 6 x 90 minute session “class” (spread over 3 weeks). Several members were interested.
Team Play with SaddleBrooke. John Hopkins told us that 9 (gentlemen) members had a good day out at SaddleBrooke. This will happen again on February 17, he needs 8 men + 1 back-up. And this time SBRTA will provide refreshments and balls.
2015 Steiness Tennis Festival. Janice explained about the Festival, and that it is planned for October again. Ken Gorman (thank you, Ken) is preparing a video of the 2014 Festival which can be used for marketing the club.
Miscellaneous.
a) Banner. Linda showed us the Lady Putters Banner, and it was agreed to proceed with a similar banner for us. Janice agreed to help with the design.
b) Merchandise Ordering. Janice explained the different shirts / caps etc available, and how we/she used to proceed with ordering via Aztec. Thank you to John Hopkins who volunteered to take over this process!!
c) Website Update. Ken gave us information on the latest updates, including info about a new (white on green) 'banner' above all the Club Logos.

Event: Nov 19, 2014
SBRTA Board Transition Meeting minutes - November 19, 2014 
In attendance (2014 Board): Tom Kanitz (President), Bud Fairbanks (Vice President), Alastair Stone (Secretary).
In attendance (2015 Board): Janice Neal (Vice President), Linda Bowman (Treasurer), Tove Pape (Special Events Chairman).
In attendance (Members): Lupe Cook, Ken Gorman.

Agenda

Board Member responsibilities.
- Tove is appointed to the 2015 Board as Special Events Chairman.
- Tom, with board approval, appointed Ted Wierman as New Membership Committee Chairman, with Lupe as assistant.
Changes to Current Bylaws.
- No changes will be made.
2015 Budget and Audit.
- Linda will meet with Elida to obtain details of current 2014 ytd expenditure, and a Budget meeting will be held (provisional date Dec 17th / 1:00pm).
- Alastair will prepare a letter to Canyon Bank to indicate that Tom, Janice and Linda are the three persons with signature rights.
- Tom to find people to carry out the Audit (Bud and Elida to assist)
2015 Membership Dues collection.
- Linda had looked at what SB does, and proposed that no changes need to be made to the SBR method. The board agreed to keep collection 'as is'.
- There will be no dues increase in 2015. There will be no special discounts for members joining late in the year. As per the Bylaws, dues are reduced by 50% after July 1.
- At any social event, members will pay their own way.
Website Utilization & Upgrades.
- The (SBRTA) Tennis club now includes "Club News", "Special Events" and "Meetings" sections, and is functioning correctly. Thank you, Ken for your work! The membership has been informed about the 'Alert' process.
- It was agreed that the New Membership Committee will take over the responsibility (currently with the Secretary) for handling new member verifications. Alastair to work with Ted & Lupe on the transfer.
- Tove is already familiar with the editing/posting process, and was given the access password.
Selection of Date and Time for:
a) General Meeting in January. Provisionally January 23. Tom to confirm time.
b) 1st Quarter Social Event. Early April - an evening event.
c) Tove proposed that we should have a social tennis afternoon (Mixed doubles 2:30-4:00pm) followed by hot chocolate together in the Hacienda Club.
All agreed this plan, a provisional date was set (Wednesday, Jan 22) and Tove will arrange with Mary. This 'Special Event' will be posted in December.
Discussion on Beginner and Intermediate Play Development.
- This will continue, with more publicity (an article for SBR news? photo? encouragement/explanation)
3rd Tennis court proposal.
- OK for the tennis court. The board rejected the SBRPA proposal to use the stadium court in January.
Cactus League
- It was agreed there is no interest. However the club IS interested in planning some form of team play with SaddleBrooke. Tom is already in contact with them, and it was agreed he should continue!
Open Discussion.
- Ratings (!) were discussed briefly, and current thinking, at least as a temporary measure, is to use the Festival ratings.

Event: Nov 07, 2014
SBRTA Members Meeting minutes - November 7, 2014 
In attendance (Board): Tom Kanitz (President), Bud Fairbanks (Vice-President), Elida Jerman (Treasurer), Mark Wong (Special Events), Alastair Stone (Secretary)
In attendance (Members): Linda Bowman, Marilee Fairbanks, Kay Lantow, Janice Neal, Beena Ordahl, Jean-Elaine Parfet, Zann Wilson, Dean Alfrey, Rich Ferris, Ken Gorman, Gary Grasso, John Hopkins, Bob Kuczmas, Steve Ordahl, Chuck Robins, Tony Seales, Doug Streuber, Ted Wierman,

Agenda:

New Members: President Tom welcomed Jean-Elaine Parfet, Zann Wilson, Dean Alfrey and Tony Seales.

Budget. With 53 fully paid-up members, the club’s bank balance is $1,047.97

2014 Steiness Tennis Festival. A very moving letter of thanks was brought to the meeting by Linda, and read by Mark. (This has subsequently been sent to the entire membership). Thank you to Gary and his committee for an outstanding event, to the two team captains Janice and Lutz, and to Ken for his photographs (of every single match!). It was agreed that the same format will be used in 2015.

Proposed changes to 'fixed' play days/times. Doug brought a proposal from the SBR Golf Association which involved changing ladies and mens play days. After much discussion, the membership rejected the proposal at this time

Updates/recaps.
a) Group pro lessons. These have been successful, and Mark has arranged for pro Terry Gibson's services again for the reasonable fee of $50 per hour (whether individual or shared).
b) Clinic days. These have also been successful, and will continue in 2015 on the 2nd Monday of each month. Tennis basics (play, service, etc) will be covered. The clinics are open to all SBR residents.
c) Development days. 10 ladies and 8 men have participated once or more; 4 ladies and 3 men subsequently joined the club). These days will continue in 2015 on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and are open to all SBR residents. More mentors are needed (thank you to Ted and John who immediately volunteered!), and various ideas have been proposed (thank you, Bill Harvey) to improve the program (e.g. cancellation if too few registered by cut-off day) In addition the 4th and any 5th Mondays will be designated as 'Intermediate' days and are open to developmental players (without a mentor being present)

Intra-League play. Due to insufficient numbers wanting to play in the proposed format, this activity will not be planned.

New Members coordinator. Ted, with Lupe's assistance, will be working on this in 2015.

Special Events coordinator. Tove Pape will be taking over from Mark in 2015

2015 SBRTA board. Thank you to Rich who developed the slate. The membership present voted unanimously for the new board as follows: President: Tom Kanitz, Vice President: Janice Neal, Treasurer: Linda Bowman, Secretary: Alastair Stone

Miscellaneous. Nothing to report
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Remember, all participants need to be rated to play in the tournament. The next rating session is coming soon. Keep your eye out for the date and time.
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