CALL TO ORDER – STC President, Dick Partridge, called the meeting to order at 3:07 pm and welcomed all.
INTRODUCTIONS – Five new members were present and welcomed by the general membership.
ANNOUNCEMENTS – President Partridge thanked Carl Gronau for performing the audit of the financial statements of the STC and STC Charities for the year ending December 31, 2005. He also commented on Carl’s complimenting Dave Feder for the excellent manner in which he prepared the statements and kept the financial records for both organizations. He also mentioned the fine manner in which both Dave Feder and Kathy Martin focused their attention on the Club Chanpionship, Holiday Party, New Years Eve and three socials in which the income and expense amounts were within $13, on an income of over $13,000, which took careful planning, dedication and execution.
MINUTES OF FEBRUARY GM MEETINGS – STC Secretary, Marje Valenti, explained that the minutes from the February 8th and 27th meetings had been posted to the STC website and at the Tennis Center without need for correction. Both sets of minutes were approved.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer, Riley Jackson, reported that there is approximately $40,000 in the treasury and 495 paid members at this time. He has opened an interest bearing savings account which checking privileges from Capital One with carries almost 4% interest. He also explained that any member who had received STC e-mail through Robson will need to resubscribe at wbhsi or other server chosen and acquire a subscription request.
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S REPORTS – Director-at –Large, Connie Kacer reported that she has been appointed as the Board liaison to the coordinators. She has been and will be spending even more time with the six coordinators to learn and observe so as to improve working conditions for the coordinators and the STC.
HOA#1 – Tom Larkin, STC Vice-President, informed us that the trees causing safety concerns on the north side of courts 2 and 3 and the west side of court 7 will be taken care of soon.
HOA#2 – Steve Watry reported that the new backboard at the Preserve has been installed. It is tilted at a 60-degree angle, supposedly, for easier use. He is also meeting with contractors about replacing or repairing courts 10, 11 and 12. The work needs to be done due to safety issues so that these courts do not have to be closed.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – Chairman, Allan Grodsky, informed us that there have been 43 entries in the Singles Event with entries in every category other than 4.0 Ladies. This is a 25 – 30% increase in entries over last year. The Singles begin March 13th.
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES – Committee chairman, Steve Watry, said he and his committee are working on initial ideas for improvement and will bring these recommendations to the STC Board for review and then solicit more thoughts from the membership at the next GM Meeting.
CHARITY COMMITTEE – This committee will be selecting a charity soon. If any member has thoughts on a deserving charity, please contact Al Majer.
POLICIES & PROCEDURES – Chairman, Dick Fleming, reported a major review is in progress. The committee is composed of the chairman of both HOA#1 and HOA#2 Tennis Committees and three STC members. They have discovered that the STC is not in compliance with some of the Homeowners Rules. There will be a meeting for P & P on Thursday, March 23rd, at 2:30 pm in the Coyote Room at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse.
PUBLICITY – Chairman, Karen Gray, said she needed newsworthy tennis news. Her e-mail address is posted at the Tennis Center.
SOCIAL – Chairman, Claudia Enea, informed us that the Awards Party is scheduled for Friday, April 28th and ticket information will be posted on March 21st. It will be a barbeque with open seating at MountainView.
TOPS PROPOSAL (ACTION ITEM) – President Partridge said that the TOPS Committee was scheduled to recommend their proposal for membership consideration. He explained that discussion would be initiated and any member could express his/her opinion, but to be concise. Steve Leane, representing the TOPS Committee, immediately made a motion that the formulated proposal recommended for approval by the Board at the February 20th Special Board Meeting be approved today by the membership. The discussion began and involved many members present both in favor of and against this proposal. Approximately one hour of discussion ensued in which every member was given the opportunity to voice his/her opinion. Previous question was called to close discussion and passed. A standing vote followed and the TOPS Proposal was passed 72 to 70. President Partridge then informed the group that the Board would meet Friday at 1 pm at the Tennis Center to begin working on the implementation of this new organized play system.
NEW BUSINESS – NOMINATING COMMITTEE- The Board at the February 1st Board Meeting appointed Sue Bixler and Jim Fabio to this committee. The other volunteers were John Bartels, Betty Edwards, Frank Farrell, Cindy McAlbin and Allan Grodsky. President Partridge asked for any additional volunteers from the floor. There were none. The lottery drawing for the three additional members for this committee resulted in the following names to be drawn: John Bartels, Betty Edwards and Frank Farrell.
Meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm. Respectfully submitted, Marje Valenti, STC Secretary