The Sequim Pickler Round Robin (aka Big Dill) Recap

The Big Dill was a big deal.  Lots of laughter, wonderful audience cheering on the players, yummy snacks, and lots of amazing games played by our novice players, 2.5 and below.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day…… Except for the initial misty conditions.  Overcast cloudy day is perfect for not worrying about the sun blinding your eyes. Cool weather helped with not getting overheated and sunburned.  And nary a chance of precipitation nor a breath of wind. Who could ask for more?  Oh, and let’s not forget, everyone who signed up were present, all 30 picklers, ready with their paddles, for a round robin competition. 100% turnout!!!  

A huge thanks to all those picklers who showed up early to help with sponging off the courts, measured the nets, erected the tent, and the various tasks that are needed prior to the event. What a great job done by the amazing referees and scoresheet runners. You were the scorekeepers best friends and made their job easier in tallying up the scores.  A big shout out to the 2 scorekeepers who took on the task in tallying up the scores and determining which players got to move onto the next bracket and closer to the winners circle.

A very special thank you goes to Bob Sester, whose knowledge in running tournaments helped to bring this all together.  We could not have done it without you.

To all the players….. Mary Helen, Bob and I hope that you enjoyed the Big Dill event and had tons of fun.  Our goal was to introduce you to a tournament like environment in a fun setting.  We hope that you will take your game to a new higher level and go out there and play in some of the local tournaments. 

Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your pickles.

Ruby, Mary Helen, and Bob

 

See more photos in the Photo Gallery.

2019 Blue Hole Bash Tournament

The BLUE HOLE BASH will be held on Friday Sept 27  through Sunday September 29.    

The events are:

  • Friday – Women’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)  
  • Saturday – Mixed Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)   
  • Sunday – Men’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)      

We are using the Onix G2 Yellow Outdoor for 3.0 – 4.0,                                    Dura Fast 40 Yellow for 4.5 & 5.0.

Registration

The tournament will be managed by  Pickleball is Great.  See their Blue Hole Bash flyer for more information.  You can register for the event on pickleballtournaments.com .    All the information about fees, waitlists and closed brackets can be found on that website.  **Photo ID is required at check-in.

About the Courts

The Sequim Picklers worked hard to bring brand new courts to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim.  We are pleased to be hosting our third regional tournament on these new courts!

Some seating will be available (outside the courts) however we recommend you bring your own “portable” chair.

Directions and Parking

Using Google Maps or your GPS, you want to head for 101 N Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382.  This should get you to the driveway turning right into the park, just past The United Methodist Church.  There will be signs along Blake Avenue directing you where to turn.

If you’re coming from the east on Hwy 101, we recommend taking the E. Washington Street exit into Sequim, Blake Avenue is an easy right turn off E. Washington Street, just before you get to the QFC.  If you pass the QFC, you went too far!

If you’re coming from the west on Hwy 101, you’ll want to take the Sequim Ave exit, turn right onto Washington, drive past the QFC and turn left onto Blake Ave.

There are some parking spots by the courts, some past the courts by the Guy Cole Building and by the dog park.  There is lots of residential parking west of the courts on streets that run perpendicular to Blake Avenue.  PLEASE NO PARKING on Blake Avenue or at the Church.  

We are looking into getting additional parking closer to the park – check back here for more information. 

Carpooling is recommended!

Sequim Pickler club members – please park on the street and leave the parking inside the park to our guests!

Lodging

Check out the Visit Sunny Sequim website for information about lodging, restaurants and shopping in the Sequim area – CLICK HERE.

Refreshments

We will have lots of snacks (donations accepted!!) and full water coolers to fill your water bottle throughout the day in the Guy Cole building, right next to the courts. 

Please bring your own water bottles to refill from the water coolers.

Referees

Many Sequim Picklers will be available to referee matches during the day.  Our goal is to, at a minimum, provide referees at all the medal matches.  If you are a participant, and skilled at being a referee, AND have some free time during the day, we would love to add you to our pool of refs!   Please contact Marty Hoffman if you are interested by sending us a note below in the CONTACT US section.

Medals

Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each bracket and division, all three days.  

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help during the event!  Please contact us through the CONTACT US  form below.

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Club Newsletter July 2019

Welcome to the Sequim Picklers Club Newsletter Blog Post!!         July 2019

Enjoy reading about your club!   If you have questions, please contact Frank Mauger.

NEWS TIDBITS 

 

1.  The Club needs a Volunteer Coordinator-see our Volunteer page.

2.  Welcome your new Board Members who start Aug 1.

3.  Don’t miss our Sequim Picklers Round Robin (aka Big Dill), August 8th.  Round Robin for 2.5 and below.

4.  There is limited play at the Boys and Girls Club; watch the calendar for times and dates. Monday night Open Play at Boys & Girls Club is in progress.

6.  Keep the court surface in good repair by avoiding the dirt and pea gravel area on the south side of the courts.

Submitted by Frank Mauger,  Director of Communications

Welcome to the new Board Members who will begin on August 1 – Sharman Owings, President; Robert Olson, Vice President; Katinka Nanna, Treasurer; Pam Woodruff, Secretary; Ben Sanders, Director of Court Operations; Warren Mecca, Membership Chair and Kendal Wake, Director of Communications.  Thank you for stepping up to serve your club!! Thank you to our outgoing Board Members, Arvo, Debbie, Christy and Frank.  

LOCAL YOKELS RECAP:

The Local Yokels took place under mostly cloudy skies with little wind – perfect pickleball playing conditions!  Over the course of two days, 81 participants played a total of 133 games.  It was especially good to welcome players taking part in their first tournament.  All this and free pizza too!

Many thanks to all who helped: the announcers, referees, score runners, food supervisors, registration helpers, parking directors and to everyone who was so willing to step up and help out. Some of our volunteers were:  Margie Rone, Robert Olson, Frank Mauger, Patricia Knapp, Diane Froula, Kathy Mahnerd, Eric Mahnerd, Jan Tatom, Bea Albarado, Noreen Warwick, Sandi Gunn, Forrest Franz, Letritia Flerchinger, Marty Hoffman… and more. And, of course, thanks to my fellow committee members: Mike Cooper, Sharman Owings, Arvo Johnson and Katinka Nanna. See the recap on our tournament page and photos in our gallery.

Next up: the Blue Hole Bash, September 27th to 29th.

Submitted by Pam Woodruff, Secretary

NEW BULBS FOR THE B & G CLUB:  We are going to change out the lights at the Boys and Girls Club on Saturday the 20th. Starting at 9:00AM. It will mostly be opening the LED bulb packages and receiving the old ones to be disposed of. I will go up on the lift with one other person to do the actual replacement. The gym is empty, so we could play afterwards if we wanted. I am guessing it will take 5-6 hours. Please contact Gary Poor at 360-912-1600 to let him know if you can help. 

Submitted by Gary Poor

MONTH AT A GLANCE

  • Sundays: 12 pm-6 pm Choice Play Outdoors. Boys & Girls Club 9am-12 pm. Check the Calendar!!
  • Mondays: 8 am-12 pm Choice Play Outdoors & 6 pm-9 pm Ladder Play Outdoors, 6 pm – 9 pm Open Play Gym.  
  • Tuesdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Tournament Practice, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Wednesdays: 8 am-12 pm Choice Play Outdoors.  6 pm-9 pm Ladder Play Outdoors. 
  • Thursdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Tournament Practice, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Fridays: 8 am-12 pm & 6 pm-9 pm Choice Play Outdoors.
  • Saturdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors.  

Always check the Club Calendar for current information.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Greetings from your recently elected Membership Chair,

Almost a year ago I volunteered to fill in as the Membership Chair but now I am officially elected! Yay for me! I am getting better at this job (I hope) but I am still getting used to working the spreadsheets and email systems so please be patient.

I feel I should know everyone’s name. We currently have 225 members listed as active and I’m guessing I know about half of you on sight. As you can see, learning everyone’s name is still a work in progress for me. It’s mostly a fun job and somebody has to do it but I might approach you and introduce myself more than one time. If I do that to you please be kind and understand I’m learning a lot of names and faces. 

If we haven’t met yet I hope to soon make your acquaintance. Believe it or not I’m a little shy so feel free to go ahead and break the ice yourself by walking up and introducing yourself.

See you on the courts,

Submitted by Warren Mecca, Membership Chair

FINANCIAL 

Here are links to the 2019 Financial Report.

Profit & Loss for June 2019

Budget vs Actual June 2019

Regional Spring & Local Yokel Tournaments

Submitted by Katinka Nanna, Treasurer

 

COURT TALK 

 

Sequim Picklers Round Robin (aka Big Dill)
 
We will be having a 2.0 – 2.5 Sequim Pickler Round Robin (aka Big Dill) on, Thursday, August 8, 2019. After rated play, let’s  all hang around and cheer on our 2.0 – 2.5 Sequim Picklers in their Round Robin (aka Big Dill).  See all the information on the Sequim Picklers Round Robin (aka Big Dill) flyer.

 

 Novice Trainers Needed:

We need a few patient members to give us a hand, to be willing to show up to do sign-ups and to give guidance to the steady stream of good folks who wish to give our sport a try, and to ensure that they have fun doing it.

     Our novice sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 1:30. If you are willing to help in this worthy effort to grow our sport, please give me a call or shoot me an email and we can arrange the details. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Submitted by Mary Helen Benapfl

mhbenapfl@hotmail.com  

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 entrance to the courts.  Thank you! 

There is a lot going on at the courts – rated play, ladder play, novice and beginner lessons, choice play.  Check the Club Calendar and Carrie Blake Park Court Schedule and come down and play!!  

 

Swift Net Procedure

Hello Boys & Girls Club Picklers,  Please view the attached Swift Net Video  to clarify the correct way to tighten the net using the red cords. The first two examples (cord pulled up and cord pulled straight) are demonstrations of the incorrect methods and the last example (cord pulled down) is the correct method.

The importance of emphasizing this detail is that using the correct method will prevent the fraying of the red cord. Over time, this fraying will cause the need to replace the cord. Thanks for taking the time to understand this.  Rich Bemm

 

 

Club News

THERE’S LOTS OF NEWS, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW IT ALL.  THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO BE A PART OF YOUR CLUB!!

ANNOUNCEMENT:

OUT with the Monthly Club Newsletter … and IN with the Club News page! In order to bring you more timely news, the monthly club newsletter has been replaced by the CLUB NEWS page where you can get up-to-date information as it happens. 

Pickleball Tutor ball machine

Lobster pickleball ball machinePICKLE BALL MACHINE FEEDBACK: Thanks to everyone who came out and tried the machines.  I would like to take feedback on your experiences.  What you liked, disliked,  do you think you would use a machine.  We are discussing this at the PCOC meeting on the 21st.  Any comments would be welcomed  at k_awake@msn.com.  Thanks Kendal

 

3.0 and Above Volunteer Recruitment for Novice Play Assistant Coach

Title: Novice Play Assistant Coach

When: Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

Where: Pickleball courts at Carrie Blake Park

Purpose: Develop novice players’ basic pickleball skills    

See the Volunteer page.

 

SEQUIM  PICKLER  ROUND  ROBIN (aka Big Dill) Recap:
 
The Big Dill was a big deal. Lots of laughter, wonderful audience cheering on the players, yummy snacks, and lots of amazing games played by our novice players, 2.5 and below. Read all about it here.

 

BLUE HOLE BASH: Registration is open. Coming September 27-29 our second Blue Hole Bash tournament.  See our Blue Hole Bash page and the flyer for all the information.  

 

OUR ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY SIGN IS UP!! Ring the bell, wave the flag, sound the horns . . .Our Adopt-A-Highway sign is up!! 

 
 
Boys & Girls Club 3rd Annual Pickleball Summer Camp with Clinics and Competition was run this past week, July 22-26, Monday through Friday.  Ben Sanders ran the camp with help from Arvo.  The BGC indicated this was one of the most successful programs this year.  The biggest by count, 89 participants, single program run in the gym for 2019 to date.  See the Photo Gallery.
 

spotlights and beamsNEW BULBS INSTALLED AT B & G CLUB:  Thank you to Gary Poor and his crew who changed out all the Boys & Girls Club lights and replaced them with LED’s.  Great job done in 3 1/2 hours!! See the photo gallery.

 

 
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PLAYERS: If you play at the Boys & Girls Club please see the Swift Net Procedures page and watch the short video on the proper net setup.
 
 

Change Ahead Road SignSUMMER COURT SCHEDULE: Behold! Here is our Summer Court Schedule for Carrie Blake park.

The schedule will take affect on the Monday immediately following the Sequim Spring Fling tournament.

The First thing you will notice is the (yawn*) 8:00 a.m. start time – for all you early birds who just can’t wait to hit the courts.

Secondly, we’ve scheduled additional Rated Play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for lots of long rallies and fierce competition with your peers. As long as enough players participate, it will work the same way as it does on Saturdays. 

Third, please notice the scheduled Ladder Play at 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. So prepare to defend your position. Also, the nature of this competition requires that players report on time.

Have a great summer. Let’s fill up those courts that we helped build. 

 

CLUB RATING PROGRAM BEGINS:

The USAPA has been working hard to revamp the current pickleball ratings system.  The Sequim Picklers have decided to follow suit and do the same.  We are fortunate to have Bob Sester, Beverly Hoffman, and Doug Hastings who have volunteered their time to develop a working system for the Club.  It is our hope that this rating system will close the gap between our club ratings and the USAPA ratings.  This gives our members a more accurate and fair assessment of their game, allows our members who play in tournaments and leagues to sign up in the correct divisions, creates balanced and fair play and encourages continued growth for ALL players.

We encourage all members to complete the Self-Assessment, even if you already have a USAPA rating.  Please go to the Club Ratings & Skill Rating Procedure page under Members Only to see current ratings or to submit your Skill Assessment Form. 

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 entrance to the courts.  Thank you! 

    

 

 

 

 
 
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Club Newsletter June 2019

Welcome to the Sequim Picklers Club Newsletter Blog Post!!         June 2019

Enjoy reading about your club!   If you have questions, please contact Frank Mauger.

NEWS TIDBITS 

 

1.  The Club needs a Volunteer Coordinator-see below.

2.  The Annual Meeting & Party was a great success! Welcome your new Board Members.

3.  Don’t miss our Local Yokels Tournament July 6th & 7th.  Women’s and Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles 2.5-4.0.

4.  There is limited play at the Boys and Girls Club; watch the calendar for times and dates. Monday night Open Play at Boys & Girls Club is in progress.

6.  Keep the court surface in good repair by avoiding the dirt and pea gravel area on the south side of the courts.

Submitted by Frank Mauger,  Director of Communications

ANNUAL MEETING & PARTY 

The Annual Meeting & Potluck Party was a huge success and well attended by the Picklers. If you missed it be sure to make it next year. The tropical theme was enhanced by live music. Delicious food was abundant. The dinking contest was a highlight and the winners are….Ruby P. and Gill G! Runners up Arvo J. and Suzi S.  Happy raffle winners went home with some treasures. Volunteer recognition went to the following: The Energizer award went to Frank Medgin for always being ready to play. The MacGyver awards went to Mike Cooper and Gary Poor who have both put in untold hours to maintain and improve the courts. The Novice program (Mary Helen Benapfl and Ruby Pugh) was recognized for bringing in 42 new members. Thank you to all our current Board Members who work hard to keep our club running smoothly and also plan our successful Blue Hole Bash, Spring Fling and the upcoming Local Yokels tournaments to be held on July 6th and 7th.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s Annual Meeting & Party one to remember.  Welcome to the new Board Members who will begin on August 1 – Sharman Owings, President; Robert Olson, Vice President; Katinka Nanna, Treasurer; Pam Woodruff, Secretary; Ben Sanders, Director of Court Operations; Warren Mecca, Membership Chair and Kendal Wake, Director of Communications.  Thank you for stepping up to serve your club!!  See our Vice President’s message below on how you can get involved by volunteering with your club.  

VICE PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Another commercial about volunteers.    Everything we have, say and do is done by volunteers who love this sport, this club and this community.  We are a WA State Business, registered as a 501(c)3 that helped build a $250K asset in partnership with the City of Sequim.  The board is all volunteers and we don’t have paid staff or an executive director running the day to day operations.  Until we set up a new project goal that requires fundraising or coordination, we have the following volunteer opportunities throughout the year:

  1. Serving on the Board
  2. Serving on Committees
  3. Helping at the Tournaments – Blue Hole Bash, Sequim Fling and Local Yokels.
  4. Adopt a Highway – next one is July 27
  5. Member meetings / parties

This is an amazing club and a wonderful sport – please consider contributing your time and skills next time the call goes out.  At a minimum, stay engaged with the leadership, be kind to new players and show them the good stuff this club is made of.

We are still looking for a Volunteer Coordinator.  Please see our Volunteer page for all the details.

Submitted by Debbie Madden, Vice President

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Just 4 years ago a small group realized the need for pickleball courts in Sequim.  Less than 1 year ago we were still playing on rough little courts at 3rd and Fir.  Our VP, Debbie, has put together a brief History of the plan, the fundraising, the marketing, the donations and the many volunteer hours that bring us to our club today with 8 beautiful pickleball courts and over 200 members.  Read Our Club’s History and appreciate what a group of pickleball lovers can do.

As a reminder, we are a 501(c)3 corporation – the money given to the club through membership fees are donations. The money donated now goes into a capital fund.  A budget is created every year to manage the operations of the club with the remainder going in the capital fund.  A certain amount is saved each month so by the time we get to about the 5 year mark, we’ll have the money we need for maintaining the lines, surface and nets if necessary – estimated at about $25,000.  We do not own the courts, the courts belong to the city, a gift from this generous club.

 

MONTH AT A GLANCE

  • Sundays: 12 pm-6 pm Choice Play Outdoors. Boys & Girls Club 9am-12 pm. Check the Calendar!!
  • Mondays: 8 am-12 pm Choice Play Outdoors & 6 pm-9 pm Ladder Play Outdoors, 6 pm – 9 pm Open Play Gym.  
  • Tuesdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Tournament Practice, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Wednesdays: 8 am-12 pm Choice Play Outdoors.  6 pm-9 pm Ladder Play Outdoors. 
  • Thursdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors, 12 pm-1:30 pm Novice Play Outdoors. Tournament Practice, 1:30p-3:00p.
  • Fridays: 8 am-12 pm & 6 pm-9 pm Choice Play Outdoors.
  • Saturdays: 8 am-12 pm Rated Play Outdoors.  

Always check the Club Calendar for current information.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Hello Everyone, 

I’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news, sorry to be the taxman but… the Annual Membership Dues are now past due. If you haven’t yet submitted your annual dues please, “let’s get ‘er done.” Contact me through the website if you don’t know what to pay.

Now the good news! We have 22 new members since the last newsletter. This club has exceeded 200 members! And, I saw the four newest members signing up today but too late to make our list. 

We are growing so fast and no wonder; we’re a fun group. It’s getting so that you can’t go anywhere in Sequim without running into a fellow pickler.

I’ll end with this reminder, if you see someone at the courts that you don’t know, introduce yourself. 

See you on the courts,

 Submitted by Warren Mecca, Membership Chair

FINANCIAL 

Here are links to the 2019 Financial Report.

Profit & Loss for May 2019

Profit and Loss June 2018-May 2019

Budget vs Actual June 2018-May 2019

Submitted by Katinka Nanna, Treasurer

 

COURT TALK 

 

WOW! What a FABULOUS weekend the Sequim Fling Tournament had! Three 13 hr days of pickleball! It was amazing weather, wonderful players and competition, and even better times socializing with our pickleball family from far and wide! We saw babies that since our last tournament have learned to walk, players who have since moved up in rankings, had players competing in their very first tournament, a match between our oldest and one of the youngest competitors in the tournament, we even made some new friends! This is what pickleball is all about. The tournament team and the Picklers thank everyone who came out and give a giant shout out to Mike Hoxie, Kathy Cheeseman Rambousek, and Gigi at Pickleball is Great for their amazing tournament directing! If your club is hosting a tournament, this is who you want! And a big thank you to all our volunteers – referees, parking, the “sheriff”, runners, registration, food tables and more!  We couldn’t do it without all of you. Again, thanks everyone and now begins planning for the next one!

Local Yokels Tournament.  Register now!  This is your chance!  We’re having a local tournament for 2.5s and up.  The deadline for registration is 4th July.

6th July: Men’s and women’s doubles, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0

7th July: Mixed doubles, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0

Event formats and start times will be announced closer to the time.

The registration form can be found on the Sequim Picklers web. 

If you would like to volunteer to help run the tournament, please let us know by emailing sequimpicklers@gmail.com

There is a lot going on at the courts – rated play, ladder play, novice and beginner lessons, choice play.  Check the Club Calendar and Carrie Blake Park Court Schedule and come down and play!!  

Submitted by Christy Marazon, Director of Court Operations

 

Annual Membership Meeting & Party

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & PARTY:

Theme: Picklers in Paradise

Tropical Theme

When: This Sunday, June 16th. 12 to 5pm 

(doors open at 10 so you can drop off your potluck and go play some pickleball)

Where: Guy Cole Center at Carrie Blake Park

(right next to the courts)

Why: Recap of the year, Fun, Raffle, Board Elections, Dinking Contest, Get to know new members, good food and drink.

Potluck:

Last name:      

A-F – dessert

G-M – appetizer

N-S – main dish

T-Z – salad

Contact Warren with questions

meccanator@hotmail.com

MORE DETAILS:

Get out your Muumuus and your Hawaiian attire and get on your Aloha!  JUNE 16!! 12-5pm.

It’s time for the Annual Membership Meeting with “Picklers in Paradise” as the theme.

As part of the meeting I want you all, even if you can’t be at the meeting, to send me 2 or 3 pictures of you in some tropical location, or maybe just a picture you took of some fabulous sunset. Maybe one of you playing pickleball somewhere you consider paradise. 

Send pics to meccanator@hotmail.com

Dinking Tournament

You can sign up for the dinking tournament when you arrive at the Guy Cole Center the day of the meeting.

Pot Luck 

Break down by last name:                  

A-F – dessert,  G-M appetizers,   N-S main dish,   T-Z Salad.

(unless you have some signature specialty item you just have to make and share then feel free to bring it)

Adult beverages are ok to bring. We have cups and ice. Does anyone know how to mix a Mai Tai?

Raffle

Do you have anything you want to donate for the raffle? (ex. New car, vacation-get-away, gold coin collection, color tv, lottery tickets) but seriously we need stuff for the raffle email Warren at meccanator@hotmail.com with your ideas or donation.

Volunteers

We could still use a little help setting up and taking down, someone to run and officiate the dinking contest, some Hawaiian music cds to play and a hula coordinator (but I think Beverly already told me she would do that).

Thanks in advance for your help. I’m still open to suggestions for this meeting. Remember, even if you can’t be there you can be there in spirit by emailing me some pictures of you “Picklers in Paradise.”

Your current Membership Chair, Warren  meccanator@hotmail.com

Ladder Play at Carrie Blake Courts

 Summer Ladder Play is underway!!!

The 3.0 round robin evening, Monday’s beginning at 6 PM.  

The 4.0 round robin evening, Mondays beginning at 6 PM.

The 2.5 round robin evening, Wednesdays beginning at 6 PM.  

The 3.5 round robin evening, Wednesdays beginning at 6 PM.  

Here is how it will work:

  • Show up at 6PM or earlier
  • Signup to get a round robin number.  
  • At 6:10 PM the signups will end and the group will be closed
  • Games will be to 9 or 11 depending on turnout
  • Each game partners and opponents will rotate
  • Club Ratings will be used

Be sure to put this on your calendar and come out to play. 

Adopt-A-Highway News

 

Ring the bell, wave the flag, sound the horns . . .Our sign is up!!  August 5, 2019.

 

Picky Picklers Proven Particular

Some were picky enough to prefer cigarette butts.  Others were particularly interested in larger fare.  But, all-in-all, the 14 SP volunteers provided a total of 37 precious hours and pinched 31 plastic bags of purloined trash!  

Saturday, July 27, was the third outing this year for the SP-sponsored Adopt-A-Highway volunteer participants.  Many voiced appreciation that the windy weather would not have made for a particularly pleasant play day.  See the photo gallery for more great pictures.

AAH Crew preparing to depart from Applebee’s parking lot.

A recounting of particulars:  3 gas cans, 1 garbage can sans matching lid, 1 garbage can lid sans matching can, a 5-gallon bucket proving useful for filling with nearby Styrofoam sheeting, a plethora of Black Ball Ferry tickets, a dessicated snake, a dessicated owl, and a beyond dessicated deer carcass.  Budweiser appears to be the beer of choice on the NOP . . . or maybe it’s just the beer of choice of litterbugs.  See what you non-volunteers are missing?!

Afterwards, the team members gathered for lunch at Applebee’s.  If you see him, thank Applebee’s GM Dustin for giving us a 10% discount.  And, thanks to the following SP volunteers.   A star next to a name denotes a “superstar” who has participated in multiple pick-ups.

*Rich Bemm*Mary Helen Benapfl Lee Bowen
*Richard Cary *Michael CooperChristina Cunningham
*David Goose *Katinka Nanna *Jolanda Schlund
*Lynda Schroeder Dave Shreffler*Ken Sorbel

*Pam Woodruff *JoAnne Yerkes

Thanks to Dave Shreffler for snapping some pics—they can be seen on the photo gallery.  Who knew orange was our color.

The “Sequim Picklers Pickleball Club” Adopt-A-Highway signs are at WDOT in PA and fingers crossed should be placed SOON approaching Dryke from the East (N. side of Hwy. 101), and  Fern (Shore) from the West (S. side of Hwy. 101).   Keep an eye out and let us know when you see them.

Our next effort will be in October.   If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, let us know at sequimpicklers@gmail.com.  We have a reflective orange vest that will fit you perfectly!

Submitted by JoAnne Yerkes 

7/27/19

Picklers “Trash” Hwy. 101 – AGAIN!

On Saturday, April 27, 12 dedicated picklers trolled both sides of Hwy. 101 between Dryke & Shore, removing 31 bags of trash.  This effort on the part of SP volunteers was the second Adopt-A-Highway litter patrol so far this year.  There was wind to deal with but the efforts by the January 5 team paid off as there was much less trash to pick up and our overall time was cut by close to 2/3!  

Afterwards, the team members met at Applebee’s for lunch.  If you see him, thank Applebee’s GM Dustin for giving us a 10% discount.  And, thanks to the following SP volunteers.   If there is a star next to their name, they are “superstars” as they have participated in both pick-ups:

Kathy Cooper*Michael CooperDiane Froula
David GooseDarrel JilesPatricia Knapp
*Christy MarazonKatinka Nanna*Lynda Schroeder
*Ken Sorbel*Pam Woodruff*JoAnne Yerkes

To do a bit of a twist on a well-known phrase, they say that community service is its own reward.  If so, Patricia Knapp was rewarded twice as she found $5.  Good eye Patricia!  And Ken Sorbel “went the extra mile”.  Katinka drove the car parked at the end point of Team 2’s section, which the team would walk back to, picking up trash along the way.  Ken drove the car parked at their starting, offload spot.  When the team finished their mile patrol and reached Katinka’s car they realized that her keys were in Ken’s car.  So, yes, Ken walked the extra mile back to his car, then drove to where Katinka and Lynda waited at Katinka’s car.  Thanks Ken for going that extra mile!

Once again, JoAnne neglected to get a group picture of the orange-vested gathering.  If any teams have pictures to share, please do so.  And thanks again for your efforts!

Our next effort will be in July.   Hopefully by then WDOT will have placed signs acknowledging that Sequim Picklers have “adopted” this section of 101 between PA and Sequim, and drivers seeing us at work will no longer mistake us for members of the chain gang!  If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, let us know at sequimpicklers@gmail.com.

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Submitted by JoAnne Yerkes