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MESA REGAL PICKLEBALL CLUB

The Mesa Regal Pickleball Club is for residents of the Mesa Regal RV Park, in Mesa, Arizona. The Club currently has 502 Members from 2016-17 registrations. We have 7 pickleball courts, a Board of Directors that consists of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Member-at-Large, Committee Representatives, and Program Coordinators.

4/1/2018 END OF THE SEASON UPDATES 

All co-ordinated club programs are finished for the season unless otherwise noted by your coordinator.

Also, the club planned very well with our purchasing of pickleballs this year and are almost out. This means that you will now need to supply your own pickleballs while on the courts. Thanks Neil for always keeping us supplied throughout the season!!

MESA REGAL PICKLEBALL CLUB EXECUTIVE

THANKS so much to our outgoing MRPC President, Jake Grandy, whose leadership was essential throughout the 2017/2018 season. On behalf of all the MRPC Membership, we thank you for your service on the Board. A special thanks to Pat Porter and Donita Houghton who were outgoing but nominated to continue and accepted. Welcome to your new Mesa Regal Pickleball Club Executive Board:
Pat Porter, President, president@mrpickleballclub.com, Site #144
Judy Lawless, Vice President, vicepresident@mrpickleballclub.com, Site #716
Donita Houghton, Treasurer, treasurer@mrpickleballclub.com, Site #1856
Jacquee Ware, Secretary, clovistc@aol.com, Site #2076
Chuck Borcher, Member at Large, memberatlarge@mrpickleballclub.com, Site #977

The MRPC Membership wants to thank all of you for your service!

**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED UPDATE**

We asked – you responded!! An announcement was made at the Annual General Meeting held on March 24 of several positions, both Program Chairs and Program Coordinators, which needed to be filled. Those positions were:
Court Schedule Chair: Updates and distributes the Court Schedule for our newsletter and website. (Excel experience is a plus but if willing to learn the Excel program, this IMPORTANT job may be just for YOU!) Chuck Borcher, the MRPC Board Member at Large, has taken on this important role.
Training Chair: Oversees our training programs. (Most of our experienced trainers will be returning next year.) John Morrison, our current 3.0 Training Coordinator, has agreed to assume this position. The Training Program Coordinators and the MRPC are very grateful.
2.5 Training Program Coordinator: This position assists players that have been given the “ok” they are past the “beginners” stage and are willing to take the next step to becoming a 3.0 player — so rewarding!! You should be an accomplished 3.0 player getting ready to make the move to the next level. Good understanding of the game and the ability to work with players in a relaxed atmosphere. Robert Sylvester has offered his services as 2.5 Training Program Coordinator for our next season. A “happy dance” was exhibited by all our 2.5 players.
2.5/3.0 Challenge Play Program Coordinator: Spend a little over two hours each week having fun with players at your level. Although this activity has been scheduled for Friday evenings, we may be able to make an adjustment next season. Let us know you’re interested and we will try to accommodate your schedule. If no one volunteers, we will need to postpone this activity until we can find a Program Coordinator.

In addition, because of the popularity of the 3.0 Training program, John Morrison is hoping that more 3.5 level volunteers will step up to assist him with this program. If you are interested, please send him an email at jumpballjm@yahoo.com.

A big THANK YOU to those volunteers who have given the MRPC a chance to continue these important Club positions!

SOCIAL WRAP UP REPORT

Katie and her amazing Social Committee wish to thank you so much for your support this year in helping make our Pickleball social times so much fun! From our Welcome Back, to the Olympics, Beginner Social, fun tournament and of course who can forget the Senior(s) Prom. Check our MR Pickleball Website for photos (thanks Mary)!!

Events for our 2018-2019 season:
November 17th – Welcome Back
December – Volunteer Mixer (post MR Steve Judy 7th Annual Tournament)
January – Tennis-Pickleball Club Mixer and Pot Luck
February – Mexican Madness followed by Mexican Potluck
March 1st – ANNUAL CLUB SOCIAL in Regal Hall, Music is booked…….
THEME is……SURFS UP (get your beach wear, surf boards, boogie boards, and yes even your hippie wear)…….
Thanks again, have a wonderful summer all…Katie

RECYCLING NEWS

FINISHED FOR THE SEASON, if you are still drinking, please keep your cans at your site (or your neighbours) to bring to the pickleball club next October.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST – HOPPY EASTER BRUNCH REPORT

It was a great Sunday Easter Brunch at the fountain today. Forty friends and family gathered for our pot luck brunch and it was awesome. Thanks to all of you who came down to share your food, camaraderie and smiles. We will hopefully see all of you again next fall.

ARE YOU STAYING IN MESA REGAL THIS SUMMER AND WANT TO PLAY PICKLEBALL?

There are some great places to play indoor pickleball right here around Mesa. Ron Lorimor is here all summer and has found these spots:

Red Mountain Multigenerational Rec Center, Mesa address 7550 East Adobe Road phone number 480-644-4800
Freestone Rec Center 1141 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert Phone number 480-503-6202
Tumbleweed Rec Center 745 East Germann Road, Chandler phone number 480-782-2900

These are the three closest that Ron is aware of in around the Mesa vicinity, people will have to call for summer pickleball hours. If you want to contact Ron for more info or to play some pickleball, email ronlorimor@yahoo.com .

That’s all folks…..keep positive, keep smiling and happy playing!!!!