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We are happy to welcome Sue Felix, one of our newer members, who has stepped up to replace Warren Mecca as our new Membership Chair on the Sequim Picklers Board.
I am Sue Felix, taking over for Warren as the Membership Chair. I started with the Picklers last summer and just love playing pickleball. I grew up in Seattle and went to high school with the daughter of one of the original pickleballers…Senator Joel Pritchard.
I first played at the YMCA in Gig Harbor when they first opened, but due to injuries I stopped playing. My dream was to retire to Sequim and play pickleball and so here I am! My husband and I moved here in 2019 and we are avid hikers, gardeners and we love to travel.
I have enjoyed meeting everyone on the courts and having fun learning to play again. My goal is to improve my game, meet new people and have fun in the process.”
We also welcome back Katinka Nanna to the Board as Treasurer. She has been an integral part of the Board for many years, and we appreciate her willingness and expertise to continue to serve the Picklers as a Board Member.
We extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to Christiane Ganss-Johnson who stepped in as interim Treasurer in February of this year.
And, last but certainly not least, a very special THANK YOU to Warren Mecca for your role as Membership Chair for the past year and a half. You have helped organize our fun events and gatherings, and have gone above and beyond in your role on the Board. Keep a look out for Warren on the courts with his video camera in hand, who will continue to capture and share special moments with our Pickler Members.
Bettelee Hall (one of our “original players” at Third & Fir) bids Aloha to the Sequim Picklers (and Washington state)!
8/26/2020 we will be on the SeaTac tarmac 10:15 am headed to our new home Big Island, Hawaii, Hilo.
It was wonderful being at your tournament that very cold, cold, weekend. I adore all of you and especially Sequim Picklers. The courts are beautiful. So proud so proud of our accomplishments.
I found out my health problem. Heart valve replacement (life saver) took place 1-6-20 and 2-18-20 operation. Lost weight but 3-17-20 left for Kauai til Easter then the 19th started all the quarantines. Because we are both so healthy decided to move and we’re lucky we can.
So long love to you all.
Our Membership Chair, Warren Mecca, is delighted to inform us that we have a total of
Believe me when I say we can’t wait for our organized Pickler play to resume a “normal” schedule (sometime around Phase 3 … or Phase 4 — stay tuned!).
GREAT NEWS, PICKLERS!
The courts at Carrie Blake Park have been re-opened, as of 11:00 am, June 1st.
Please keep in mind that all organized Pickler activities have been suspended until Phase 3 or Phase 4 of re-opening Washington State, per Governor’s mandate. The Sequim Pickler shed at Carrie Blake Park is LOCKED and not accessible at this time. Please be prepared to handle medical emergencies without the shed. If you are in the high risk category, it is suggested you stay home and stay safe.
Your Sequim Picklers Board encourages each of you to read through and follow the City of Sequim Guidelines for Safe Play, as well as the USAPA Covid-19 Recommendations. As a Member of the Sequim Picklers, you are representing our Club every time you play in public, so please do your best to follow the recommendations as outlined.
See you at the courts (sometime in the future) and stay tuned for updates!
Krista Rambow, Director of Communications
Sequim Picklers Welcome First Honorary Member: At the March Board Meeting, a motion was passed to offer Free Memberships to 5.0 players who will agree to hold at least one clinic of at least two hour duration for 3.5/4.0 players. The clinic to be held at the Carrie Blake courts during the year of free membership. Welcome Joel Meier to the Sequim Picklers!
CHANGE IN 2020 DUES: We want to take care of our own Membership during our time of national crisis. Since all organized Club activities have been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions, dues for 2020 have been set to $0 If you have already paid for 2020, it will be applied to 2021. Thank you! Sharman Owings, President
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PLAY:
(*Currently suspended due to Covid-19 Closure*) Have you ever shown up at the Boys & Girls Club because indoor play is scheduled, but didn’t find anyone there? Please don’t take it personally — we might all be outside at Carrie Blake instead of inside — especially if the weather is nice! We don’t want you to miss out on the fun — if you don’t see anyone at B&G Club, check the courts at Carrie Blake! Or, if you really were hoping to play inside, try Vern Burton Gym in Port Angeles. Kendal Wake, Director of Court Operations
SAVE THE COURTS: Dear Picklers, You may have noticed dirt, pebbles, and scratch marks on our new courts. The dirt and pea gravel along the south fence is tracking onto the courts and is going to quickly ruin our lovely surface. PLEASE DO NOT WALK IN THE DIRT AND PEA GRAVEL. From the parking lot, please use the grass or the street to access the sidewalk for the Main Entrance on the East side of the courts. There is a mat for cleaning your shoes. Thank you!
**Also, if you: 1. Are on Facebook AND 2. Are an Active Member in the Club (current Members-Only)
You are invited to join our CLOSED GROUP: Sequim Picklers Members-Only Forum, where we discuss all things PICKLEBALL, find out who’s playing at the park, who needs a partner, if the weather is nice enough to play…(it usually is).
THE SEQUIM PICKLERS IS NOW IN THE AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support non-profit organizations every time you shop on Amazon at no cost to you. Click here for all the details.
PICKLEBALL CENTRAL DISCOUNT: ClubRewards gives members of local pickleball clubs a 5% discount on everything they purchase from PickleballCentral.com and an additional 5% of the purchase price goes back to their local pickleball club in the form of an annual gift card. Click here for the discount code.
SUGGESTIONS: … Comments, Questions:
Questions?, Comments, Suggestions – Contact US or fill out a paper form at the Carrie Blake Pickleball Courts and insert into the box located inside the Pickler shed.