President’s Message & AGM announcement

As 2017 comes to an end, I reflect on club’s year.  It was a busy and somewhat stressful year for all of us on the executive and those volunteers who organized various club events but we managed to finish on a high note.  The trials of the court resurfacing delays creating havoc with schedules are now a distant memory and we can all look forward to an exciting outdoor season in 2018 on our newly surfaced courts.

I have some important news, to pass along.  After 7 years of diligent and extra-ordinary service as the club’s membership coordinator, Judy Huff will be stepping down.   The executive would like to thank Judy for excellent work on the executive and she’ll remain an active member in the club and in Victoria’s tennis community.  Please let me or any member of the executive is you’d like to take on this vital club position (or run for any other executive position).  The opportunity to be formally elected will be available at our next Annual General Meeting on Sunday, January 22nd from 11AM to Noon at Cedar Hill Rec Centre (after Sunday morning’s mixed social tennis).

While on the topic of membership, it is time to renew your membership for 2018.  Please register through our web site and follow the instructions provided:  http://www.saanichtennisclub.org/membership/

Also news of note is that the club’s ball machine has been repaired and is ready for another season of use.  We also have a powerful cordless leaf blower that will be used to keep the courts as clean as possible over the winter to minimize the need for intensive court cleaning on opening day.  Thanks go to Yutaka and his volunteers for looking after the facilities so well (including recently repairing the fence).  The club is still active through the winter with Sunday morning mixed social tennis while the executive will be busy planning for this coming season.  Since this is your club, we welcome to any suggestions from the members on how we can improve our club.  Please contact me directly at president@saanichtennisclub.org.

I wish everyone all the best for the holidays and hope to see you at the AGM on the 22nd!

Sincerely,
Tim Ebata
President, Saanich Tennis Club

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