President’s Monthly Message & News For JULY, 2017
FIRST WE WANT TO SAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR JULY BIRTHDAY’S
Happy JULY Birthdays to You!
Albert Aji – 22nd
Mary Freeman – 20th
Craig Levin – 20th
Danny Levine – 12th
Terri Monell – 23rd
Sande Rutstein – 12th
Jan Smith – 17th
Christie Withers – 15th
The July Board of Directors meeting was VERY productive! The Board is working very, very hard to improve its status from that of a “Club” to a Non-Profit Corporation.
WHY IS SLO PICKLEBALL CLUB CHANGING TO A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION?
In a nutshell, so we can fund-raise while keeping the membership dues affordable. Without the 501(c)3 non-profit status, the Club cannot provide a legitimate tax write-off nor reach out to local businesses for their support for either financial donations or in-kind contributions of merchandise. This has hindered the Club’s success in fundraising in the past. It’s time for the SLO Pickleball Club to begin to provide its fair-share of project funding with the City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department for the acquisition of new permanent courts and improvements to existing courts. Read more here…… http://slopickleball.org/why-are-we-changing-to-a-non-profit-corporation/
YOU PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE CLUB’S FUTURE.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ the Proposed Non-Profit Corporation Bylaws.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO LET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS, including any concerns you may have, regarding the Proposed Non-Profit Corporation Bylaws. There will be a TWO WEEK window of opportunity for you to comment.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS to Jim Zeeb at BY JULY 28, 2017.
Your acquiesce will be considered affirmation of the SLO Pickleball Club’s moving forward with the Non-Profit Corporation status and approval of the Proposed Non-Profit Corporation Bylaws.
NEXT STEPS The SLO Pickleball Club’s Board of Directors, after review and consideration of comments from the membership, may be taking the necessary steps (as required by the IRS and State of California) to activate its Non-Profit Corporation status at the August 8, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting.
A DRAFT SLO Pickleball Club tri-fold brochure was approved at the July 11, 2017 Board Meeting, as presented by Betsy Asmus, Publicity Chair. The brochure features three venues (Ludwick, Meadow and French), “Offering courts for pickleball play every weekday morning”. It also gives a shout-out to follow us on Facebook and our website, and provides basic information about pickleball opportunities in the City of San Luis Obispo for visitors, guests and new members.