February 5, 2024
2024 INVOICES & DIRECTORIES
The PTPC Board recently adopted a new process for sending ANNUAL INVOICES & CLUB DIRECTORIES to members. In past years, volunteers printed and mailed these items via U.S. mail. As a result of our membership having grown so rapidly in recent years, this became a more costly and time intensive process. Starting this year, members will receive these two documents electronically in email form, rather than printed hard copy in the mail. This helps us realize major savings in shipping costs and volunteer personnel time, as printing and postage have been eliminated. Members can expect to receive the official email message in the late-March/ early-April timeframe. It’s important to note how easy it is for members to access these two documents on our website.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact us at: PentwaterTennisClub@gmail.com.
December 7, 2023 Update
FALL CLEANUP AND CLUB CLOSING
November 16th was a perfect fall day to play some pickleball, followed by a final clean up of the courts. The oak leaf piles were large in all the corners. It was a good time to remove them before a potential snowfall. The tennis nets were removed along with three of the pickleball nets. A super charged crew finished the work within an hour. A few days later on Monday, November 20th, the winter locks were placed on all gates for the seasonal closing. We are looking forward to seeing many of you for the spring clean up and partial opening of the courts. Stay tuned for details as the spring weather approaches. A very healthy and enjoyable holiday season to everyone on behalf of the club!
October 11, 2023 Update
Rain and chilly temps didn’t interfere with the shed delivery today. It was perfectly set in place. You would have thought it was Christmas morning with the guys’ happy spirits! Jim Kett, John Melse and Ron Gooding were there to oversee the placement of the shed and trim a few limbs. Steve Eisenlohr will install the electrical and lights on Friday. The shed already has a primer coat, so the plan is to paint it in the spring.
October 9, 2023 Update
FILLING SOME BIG SHOES!
As you might recall from the announcement that was made at our annual meeting, Walt Urick will be stepping down from his decades long service as the PTPC Treasurer at the end of this fiscal year. With the vacancy being announced to the membership and the role description posted, the replacement subcommittee began answering inquiries relative to position. Letters of interest were solicited and reviewed in advance of the October 1st deadline. We are pleased to announce the Board of Director’s appointments of Jodi Stanowick as the new Treasurer, and Charlene Carlson as the new Assistant Treasurer. Both will fill a one year term to the Board. We feel very fortunate to have a pair of such well qualified candidates stepping into these vitally important roles. Jodi Stanowick previously served as a practicing CPA for ten years, with nineteen years of audit & compliance experience. Charlene Carlson has ten years of divisional & operational finance and general ledger accounting experience. In addition, both Jodi and Charlene have accounting degrees, as well as significant treasurer experience for state, regional & community based organizations. We wish to extend our thanks to the Board, to the members of the subcommittee, and to the talented candidates who generously gave their time to ensure the continuity of this very important role to our club.
A NOTE FROM WALT
I wish to thank the membership for the kind comments and notes of thanks that I have received over the many (31) years that I have been the club’s treasurer. I have watched with amazement the growth of membership during the last 3 years, mostly from folks wanting to play Pickleball. With that growth comes more accounting duties, which have outpaced my limited computer skills — I am still doing my work the “old fashion way”— pen and accounting paper. So, I am thrilled that Jodi & Char are willing to use their skills to upgrade our accounting procedures and modernize our financial reports. Though I will be resigning my treasurer’s position as of 1/1/2024, I leave that position with the comfort of knowing that it will be in good hands.
THE SHED IS COMING, THE SHED IS COMING!
The sand & trap rock have been laid for the anticipated Wednesday, October 11th delivery of The Shed. Jim Kett & John Melse will be there to accept delivery. Jim & Jeri Kett have overseen the removal of a couple additional trees to make way for this installation.
SEASONAL CLOSING – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The first winterization work bee session is scheduled for this Friday, October 13th at 11:00 AM. The SignUp can be found here, or feel free to just show up. The work effort will be coordinated by team leaders Jim & Jeri Kett, John & Jodee Melse and Mike & Kati Guercio. In the event of bad weather, the alternate date for this activity is Friday, October 20th.
WINTER PICKLEBALL PLAY
There is a group of PTPC members who continue to play pickleball throughout the winter months at the West Shore Community College Recreation Center. Anyone staying in the area is welcome to join them. In order to play, you’ll first need to join the Ludington Area Pickleball Club, the fee for which is $25 per person. Details can be found on their website. Once you join the LAPC, you’ll begin receiving Pickleball Den sign up emails. The Recreation Center requires everyone to sign up for the daily sessions and show up accordingly, because they tend to fill up quickly. You will be required to pay the WSCC Recreation Center fee, with daily, monthly or quarterly options available.