The Surrey Pickleball Club held its 2020 Annual General Meeting by Zoom last night (September 17). Despite a few “learning curve” moments, the virtual meeting went well, with several members hoisting glasses of wine during the meeting – something that probably wouldn’t have been possible in an in-person AGM.
Highlights of the meeting include:
- Balanced income and expenditures for 2020 despite significantly reduced income from memberships and tournaments
- A balanced 2021 budget
- Plans for over 220 court-hours per week of both competitive and non-competitive playing time for 2021, including evening play and the introduction of a club-wide ladder
- An additional tournament in 2021, making 3 club-run tournaments
- Membership fees in 2021 identical to 2020, discounted for members who have been with the club throughout 2020 and are renewing their memberships
- Due to new charges imposed on us by the City of Surrey, the introduction of a club-subsidized “court usage” fee for all members in 2021
- Extensive mentoring and coaching programs in 2021 for all skill levels including two special clinics from world renowned pickleball coaches
- Minor changes to our bylaws
- Six board members from the 2020 board and one new nominee elected to the board for 2021
- And, best of all, a move in 2021 to play on new dedicated pickleball courts at the South Surrey Athletic Park…with club-provided wind screens.
Thanks to everyone who attended or provided their voting proxies to those members who did attend. Expect a member survey coming out shortly to help inform the 2021 priorities. Here’s looking forward to a great 2021 season!
P.S. The club’s Directors have some other very interesting developments in the early stages of investigation and planning. As soon as they firm up, we’ll let you know.