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Newsletter October 2012

Posted by Site Administrator on April 16, 2013 at 7:20 AM

President’s Report – Jon Brittain

The recent AGM saw various committee positions shuffled amongst the existing members of the committee. This was decided mostly to provide some committee members with a well earned ‘holiday’ after many years of dedicated service. In particular Phil Bainbridge has stepped into the Vice President’s role after many years guiding the club.

Phil’s job has been challenging for much of his time as President as he coped with limited courts, no clubhouse and then, eventually, the new clubhouse construction. I’d like to thank Phil for his dedication and commitment to the club during this time and acknowledge his patience in dealing with the challenges of the role during his tenure.

I’d also like to thank Andrew Dean and Grace Cannata for their many years of dedicated service as they step down from committee duties.

Over the next 12 months the St Cecilia’s tennis club hopes to encourage more members from within the parish. We will be running several junior and senior club events including the return of the open club tournament.

Clubhouse Opening

The clubhouse was officially opened by Father Gerard Dowling on Sunday 19th February 2012. Many past and present committee members and club members were present to watch the cutting of the ribbon. It was a pleasure to hear stories about the club’s past glories – champion players and special club events to the likes of Mildura.

The 100 or so attendees enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with plenty to eat and drink.

Our thanks to Father Dowling and Mary for making themselves available to attend our special day.

Many thanks to the helpers who generously supported us with catering, bar work, BBQ and clean up.

Court Access – after 1st August 2012 Access

A combination padlock has been in use to the main gate (Van Ness Avenue) since late last year to better restrict and control access to the courts. The combination will be updated on 1 August to coincide with payment of annual subscriptions. In order to obtain access you will be provided with the combination code on receipt of your annual subscription. Please do not tell people the combination, if they do not know they are not members.

Court fees for Guests

We have recently erected a post box outside the coaches store room (outside court two). We have also displayed instructions for use of the courts and payment terms for non members visiting our club. To recap the visitor’s fee is $5 ($2 for juniors). Members must be present with guests, please do not provide access to the courts to non members unless you are to remain with them.

Clubhouse Access

The clubhouse is also available for use during tennis by all members. We have distributed the clubhouse key to various committee members and you are encouraged to contact one of the names below to collect the key.

Jon Brittain – 3 Fakenham Road, Ashburton. Phone: 9885 2802

Phil Bainbridge – 61 Celia Street Glen Iris. Phone: 9889 1072

Carl Nunan – 19 Hillside Parade Glen Iris. Phone: 9889 6291

Patty McLoughlin – 35 Ashburton Road Glen Iris. Phone: 9813 8773

Stuart Beasley – 2 Highgate Grove Ashburton. Phone: 9886 0079

Bryan Cain – 25 Malvern Avenue Glen Iris. Phone: 9889 3982

Note that the key must be returned immediately after use. Any damage to the clubhouse should be reported

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