ABQ Pickleballers is a group of (mostly) seniors playing pickleball at various locations around Albuquerque and surrounding areas.
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ABQ Area Pickleballers Meetings:
The next general ABQ Pickleballers meeting is scheduled for 6 pm on August 26, 2014 at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center.
Click here to view the minutes from the ABQ Pickleballers Club meeting on June 24, 2014.
The first meeting of the ABQ Pickleball Club Board was held on December 15, 2012 at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center.
Board Members Present were: Ronnie, Barry, Melanie, Elaine (for Bill), Lou, Patty, Gary and Penny.
Club Members Present were: Nabil, Bill, Jim, Barbara, Steve, Ray and Renee, Larry and Judy, and Linda.
First order of business was to determine board positions and appointments to those positions. Two permanent positions were selected – Director and Assistant Director. It was decided that the secretarial duties would rotate amongst the board members and tournament directors would come from the membership base.
Elected to the (2) positions were Gary as Director and Patty as Assistant Director.
A decision was made to allow all new site leaders an immediate position to the board as sites are opened in the future. There will not be a waiting period.
A request from the members present was heard to begin skill-rating our members for our local tournaments. Gary will obtain the past (3) tournaments results and will begin this process. Location leaders will be asked to review his draft for changes they see from playing with those members at their sites. It was noted that this is the local rating and may not be the same as a rating members would use in tournament play outside of Albuquerque.
A motion was made to acknowledge Dale for her many contributions to the club. These contributions include, but are not limited to, Web Master, Ref Master, Calendar Master, Communications Master and Head Volunteer! The Board has created an honorary board position for Dale and voting rights whenever she is present at meetings and hope that everyone will extend a personal thank you as opportunities arise. Dale, from the Board, we thank you!
A standing ovation was given to Linda as she stood down from her position of Coordinator of the Club and turned business over to the Board. We appreciate all you did to get us this far, and hope to see you in other positions (board and volunteer) in the future!