3rd Annual Club Party and other important announcements

August 6, 2019

Save the date!
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Club Party on Saturday, September 7th starting at 2pm.  Help us kick off the 2019-20 season and celebrate our newly renovated club!  Please RSVP to the Evite invitation you received.

In Memoriam:  Jerry Schwartz and Jerry Kemsley
We recently lost two long-term members of the club.  Jerry Schwartz was one of our founding members.  He was a great guy and fun to play tennis with.  Members will always remember his distinctive voice, witticisms and how he hummed when he played.

In addition to tennis, Jerry Kemsley was also a skier and had a passion for music, language and travel.  There will be a celebration of his life for on August 17 from 2-5pm at Willy’s Bar in Kissing Bridge Central.

How to annoy your fellow members
If you are looking to frustrate and annoy your fellow members, here’s a list of some tried and true ways:

  • Don’t cancel a reservation you are not using.  Members hate seeing open courts that were “reserved.”  Also, be sure your league captain doesn’t cancel the courts you are not using so these prime-time slots go to waste.
  • Don’t pick up the balls behind the curtains after practicing.   You can always count on being frustrated when trying to sort through a dozen balls to retrieve a game ball.
  • Don’t sign in your guest(s).  Your fellow members who sign in their guests hate seeing that you are not doing the same.  Also annoying is bringing in the same guest more than five times or scribbling guest names so they can’t be read.

New Member
Please welcome our newest member and include him in your groups:  Bill Roberts

We still have memberships available, so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out a member application and/or contact Elaine Idzik OR Andrea McGrath.   Copies are posted at the club as well as on our website here.

Board of Directors
We will have open board seats this fall so please consider getting more involved with the club.  If you are interested in running for a three-year term, please reply to this email and the Board will be notified of your interest.  We will have three open seats this fall and only one incumbent running for re-election.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18th at 6pm.  All members are encouraged to attend.


WORK DAY: Your help is needed Sat. June 1st

May 23, 2019

Work Day – next Sat. June 1st starting 9am
Please stop by the club to help prepare for the remodeling of the meeting room and complete various tasks around the club.  Whatever time you can contribute would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in any of the items on top of the refrigerator, please help yourself before they go to the Goodwill.  You might even find something you left behind!

Also, if you have anything IN the refrigerator, it must be removed by noon on May 31.  The refrigerator is being removed and replaced with a new one during our remodeling.

Summer reminders
Please remember to close the back doors and turn off the fan when leaving.

We’ve had several complaints about non-members using the club.  Our guest policy remains in effect during the summer:  all guests must be signed in and are limited to five times/year.  You will be billed $10/guest.  If you find players are frequent guests, please encourage them to join our very affordable club (see contacts below).

New Member
Please welcome our newest member to the club:  Catherine English.  The membership list on our website has been updated here.

We still have memberships available, so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out a member application and/or contact Elaine Idzik a OR Andrea McGrath.   Copies are posted at the club as well as on our website here.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10th at 6pm.  All members are encouraged to attend.


Club remodeling and associated important announcements

March 29, 2019

Club Remodeling
With less than two months to Memorial Day and the end of league play, we have some exciting news!  This summer we will be remodeling the meeting room to freshen it up and make better use of the space.  Therefore, please make note of the following:

  • Our annual club party will be held at the end of the summer to kick off next year’s indoor season and christen our new meeting room.
  • We will be having a work day on Saturday, June 1st to prepare for the work and complete various tasks around the club.  Details will be announced in May.  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO ATTEND.
  • If you are interested in a free refrigerator, microwave or toaster oven, please respond to this email.  First to respond will get them.   The only requirement is you must remove the item(s) on our work day (June 1).
  • The remodeling may require the partial shut down of the club.  The scheduling system will reflect any closures if they are necessary.

Expanded Hours
The scheduling software allows for reservations from 5:00am to 11:30pm, so we have instituted the expanded hours for your playing pleasure.  Those wishing to play outside of those hours should have no problem finding an open court .

New Family Member
Please welcome our newest family to the club:  Jeff Markello, Mia Markello and their two children.

We still have memberships available, so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out a member application and/or contact Elaine Idzik a or Andrea McGrath.   Copies are posted at the club as well as on our website here.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm.  All members are encouraged to attend.


Election results and other important tennis club news

January 13, 2019

Happy New Year!
Congratulations to Bobby Mathew, Andrea McGrath and Nancy Montone who were elected to the Board of Directors.  Thanks to everyone for voting; we had a better turnout than in recent years.  Thanks also to everyone who was nominated.  All members are encouraged to get involved in the operation of the club; you don’t need to be on the Board to help out!

The following officers were elected for the upcoming year at our Annual Meeting:

  • President:  Tom Siener
  • Vice President:  Mitch Stenger
  • Treasurer:  Carole Lane
  • Secretary:  Karen Ricciardi

All contact info for your Board is on the website here, along with an updated membership list.

Welcome new members
Please welcome our newest members and include them in your groups:

  • Amy Coletti
  • Bill Perry
  • Jennifer Marmion
  • Michelle Loncar

We still have memberships available, so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out a member application and/or contact Elaine Idzik OR Andrea McGrath.   Copies are posted at the club as well as on our website here.

Important Winter Reminders:

  • Players should leave their outdoor footwear in the club room after putting on their tennis shoes to protect the courts from damaging salt and water.
  • Remember to park away from the building to avoid falling ice.
  • Leave the furnace on winter mode.  It’ll turn off automatically when it reaches the temperature set on the thermostat.
  • Ball machine cleanup:  In addition to vacuuming and picking up the balls behind the curtains, please use the new hook to hang up the power cords.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th at 6:30pm.  All members are encouraged to attend.

 


Happy Thanksgiving – Board Elections and other important club news

December 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!
As we start the holiday season, please remember that leagues must cancel court reservations when not playing so others may use these prime slots.  If captains need help doing this, leagues can have up to two co-captains with access to cancel your courts.  Please contact Fred Bristol to set this up.

Also, as the weather changes, remember to park away from the building to avoid falling ice, and to leave the furnace on winter mode.  It’ll turn off automatically when it reaches the temperature set on the thermostat.

Board of Directors Election
Please watch your email inbox next week for your anonymous online ballot.  We’ll be using Survey Monkey again.  Remember, family members get two votes, so check both emails, and vote through both ballots.  If you don’t receive the email ballot, please check your spam folder.

On the ballot for the three open seats are Jeff Breidenstein, Jim Griffis, Bobby Mathew, Andrea McGrath, Nancy Montone and Jeff Murphy.  There are no incumbents running for re-election.  Thanks to all who volunteered to run and provide you with a full slate of qualified candidates — we encourage all members to become involved in the operation of our Club!

Welcome new members
Please welcome our newest members and include them in your groups:  Linda Coletti; Chris Tolomeo; and Cathryn Thomas.

We still have memberships available, so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out a member application and/or contact Elaine Idzik.  Copies are now posted at the club as well as on our website here.

Ball Machine Use
Please remember to stop hitting before your time expires to allow time to clean up so the next group doesn’t have to wait.  With the new surface, the vacuum or new push broom work best.  Don’t forget to check for balls behind the curtains.  Remember:  Children under 17 may not use any of the club facilities unless accompanied by an adult.

Our next board meeting is our Annual Meeting and is scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:30pm.  All members are encouraged to attend.


New Door Code and other Important Announcements

September 21, 2018
 

Door Code and Website Password have changed
Effective immediately, the door code has been changed.  Please check your email for the new code.  It is also the password for accessing the protected pages on our website.

Court Reservation Tips
The online reservation system must be used for ALL court reservations effective October 1.  If you haven’t registered, go to https://www.yourcourts.com and login with your email address and “quakeraurora” as your initial password (no quotes).  Then you can change your password and confirm your profile details.

Leagues must cancel court reservations when not playing so others may use these prime slots.  If captains need help doing this, leagues can have up to two co-captains with access to cancel these courts.  Please contact Fred Bristol to set this up.

To reserve the court time you prefer, it’s important to plan ahead.  You can make reservations one week in advance (down to the hour).  One reservation per day for up to two-hours is allowed, and you can have up to three active reservations in advance.

Your Dues Are Due
Annual dues are due now but must be paid no later than Oct 30.  Email Carole if you need to make alternative arrangements.  Checks should be sent to QATC, PO Box 124, OP 14127.

Ball Machine Cleanup
Please use the new push broom to clean up after each use.  The old mop does not work on the new surface.  There is also a vacuum in the closet if that works better for you.  Also, please don’t forget to pick up the balls behind the curtains!

Membership
We are actively looking for new members so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out a member application and/or contact Elaine Idzik.  Copies are now posted at the club as well as on our website here.

Last Chance to join our Board of Directors
If you are interested serving on our Board, please contact Mitch Stenger.  Elections will be held in November via email.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm.  All members are welcome.


Thank you, thank you, thank you!

September 2, 2018

The court resurfacing turned out great thanks to the fantastic turnout we had for cleanup day.  Thanks in particular to Glen Maue, Doug McFarland and Sergei Kurenov, who returned to help put the courts back together.

Special thanks go to Tom Siener who led the project and to Jim Griffis and Mitch Stenger who were a big help throughout the process.

We are now all set for the fall season, with league play starting next Tuesday, September 4.  Some reminders:

Annual dues must be paid by Oct 30.  Email Carole if you need to make alternative arrangements.  Checks should be sent to QATC, PO Box 124, OP 14127.

Remember to use the new online reservation system for ALL court reservations.   The answering service will end on October 1.  If you haven’t registered, go to https://www.yourcourts.com and login with your email address and “quakeraurora” as your initial password (no quotes).  Then you can change your password and confirm your profile details.

Please welcome new member William Wadsworth.  He can be reached if your league has open spots or needs subs.

We are actively looking for new members so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out the member application that is posted on our website here.

We will have open board seats this fall so please consider getting more involved with the club. If you are interested, please contact Mitch Stenger.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30pm.  All members are welcome.