The Sequim Picklers’ Club is growing and the opportunity to serve is growing too! We are always seeking volunteers to assist with events, support a task, or take on a role longer term. Please visit this page often to see what there is to do and how you can help! Click here for Job Descriptions.
Sequim Pickler’s Adopt-A-Highway
The Sequim Picklers have adopted the 2-mile stretch of Highway 101 between Dryke and Shore under the State’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. Four clean-ups a year are required, the first one was accomplished with an enthusiastic team in January 2019. A Spring clean-up is required during the month of April every year. Not only does this effort beautify our home, it generates goodwill for SP as the State will acknowledge our efforts with Adopt-A-Highway sponsor signs.
Volunteers must be 15 years or older. WDOT provides vests, bags, signs, pickup sticks, and a safety training video. If you are interested in participating in this club-sponsored project, email email@example.com and you will be added to the contact list for all future SP Adopt-A-Highway events.
Read the Jan 5 Report here and consider volunteering in April. 3/17/19.
Save the Date for June 16th 12:00 – 5:00 for the SP Annual Membership / Business Meeting at Guy Cole Center in Carrie Blake Park – more details to follow. We need a small committee to work with the board to organize this event – at least 1 person right now to be lead and get more volunteers as needed. Please contact Debbie Madden if you are interested.
At the business meeting in June we will be voting on candidates nominated for board positions. It is the job of the Nominating Committee to find and bring those candidates forward. We are looking for 2-3 people to serve as this year’s Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee reports to the president of the Board and uses their amazing networking and persuasion skills to find the perfect, qualified candidates to fill important board positions. Please contact Arvo Johnson if you are interested.
The Sequim Picklers have, for the past 3 years, provided workers to assist with setting up portions of the Sequim Lavender Festival, marking booth spaces and assisting with vendor load in. The Sequim Lavender Growers Association makes a donation to our club in exchange for our help – last year it was $600. The festival will be held in Carrie Blake Park from July 19-21. Setup takes place on July 18, tear down is after 5:00 on the 21st.
We need a Club member volunteer to step up and be the leader of that work group. This person will:
- Report into the Sequim Picklers board of directors through the Vice President, Debbie’s Madden
- Work with the Sequim Lavender Festival Executive Director to negotiate and sign a contract outlining the scope of work.
- Organize a group of volunteers to complete the work on Thursday 7/18 and Sunday 7/21.
- Be the point of contact for all the volunteers
- In the past, the Sequim Picklers have also had a booth (free of charge) and raffled off items as a way to raise additional funds (beyond the paycheck from the Festival). This person could take on that organization too, however, it’s not a requirement.
The Festival Executive Director needs to know by March 15th if the SP Club is interested in being hired for the production job. If we can’t find someone to organize this work by then, the Festival will hire another non-profit group.
Please send a message to Sequim Picklers or Debbie Madden if you are interested. 2/7/19
Position Open – Director of Communications
Do you want to make a difference in in the future of the Sequim Picklers Club? Are you a great communicator with a creative side? The SP Nominating Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in serving as Director of Communications on the SP Board until August 2019 – filling a vacated position until the next elections. This is a non-officer voting position on the SP board. This position requires about 10 hours a month – attending meetings and creating and publishing communications to the club (emails/newsletter). See this JOB DESCRIPTION for more details. Strong computer skills are a must. There will be an overview and training available. Please send an email to Sequim Picklers and we will be in touch! 1/22/19.
Many months ago, well before we got our sparkling new courts, Ruby and I began a modest program to introduce newcomers to our wonderful game. We offer limited free court time, explanation of the rules, a little coaching, and a lot of encouragement. But most importantly, the novices benefit from the opportunity to play pickleball in an environment more dedicated to learning and trying than to sheer competition.
Our little program has been successful beyond our expectations, with many participants electing permanent memberships. And if I may say so, we have all had a really good time. These people have a lot of fun learning the game.
But it ends up that we have life beyond pickleball and won’t always be available. 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.
Mary Helen Benapfl