†††††††††††††††††† WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006
CALL TO ORDER:† STC President, Dick Partridge called the meeting to order at 3 pm.† 90 members were in attendance.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:† President Partridge expressed kudos to the Capital Expenditures Committee for its diligence and perseverance in producing their committee report and recommendations for member consideration and deliberation.
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES COMMITTEE PRESENTATION:† Chair, Steve Watry, expressed his appreciation to his committee composed of Linda DePew, Bob Rutstein and Bruce Nissenbaum.† The committee had solicited ideas, suggestions, comments and recommendations from the STC Board, the General Membership, HOA #1 and 2 Tennis Committees, HOA #1 and 2 staffs, contractors and others for improvements and projects of our tennis facilities via the use of the STC 2006 year-end surplus and possible 2007 dues increase that would be voted on at this meeting.† With the use of an overhead projector and easel, verbal presentation and referral to the report itself, the members present were informed of the possibilities of uses of these available funds. Loews Ventana Canyon Resortís tennis pro, Terry Gibson, assisted in his explanation of the expectations of a part-time pro.† Following lengthy discussion and questions the following programs, services and projects were approved by the majority of the STC members present:
1.† Computer Upgrades:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $1,000
2.† Part-Time Tennis Professional:††††††††††††††††††††††† 5,000
3.† Bulletin Board @ DesertView:†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 300
4.† Bulletin Board @ The Preserve:†††††††††††††††††††††††† 300†††††
5.† Pathway @ DesertView Courts #14 & 15:†††††††† 200
6.† Canopy Shades & Concrete Work @ DV:††††† 14,000
7.† Tables/Benches/Chairs @ DV:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 400
8.† Large Clock @ DV:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 30
9.† Large Clock @ The Preserve:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 30
Other motions passed were those of: the STC Board itself will approve all miscellaneous items/projects of $1,000 or under; and that legal ramifications of possible donations must not detrimentally affect our non-profit legal standing. Also, several additional committees will be appointed by the Board to report research legal issues, future donation/fund raising efforts, redesign/improvement of the STC Tennis Center and patio area, removal of certain wind screens to improve spectator viewing, and Implementation Committee to implement the approved capital improvement projects. The STC Board will be responsible for the implementation of the Computer Upgrade Program and the solicitation, hiring and meeting legal requirements of the HOA#1 and 2 for the approved Part-Time Tennis Professional.
Finally, the membership present overwhelmingly approved dues of $80 for 2007.† This is the first dues increase in over ten years.† These additional monies will assist in funding future tennis facility and program improvements.† In accordance with the newly adopted STC Bylaws, the dues for 2007 are payable beginning December 1st and considered delinquent if not paid by December 31st.
Meeting adjourned at 5:25 pm.†††††††††† ††††††††††††Respectfully submitted.††††††††††† Marje Valenti, STC Secretary††††††††††††††††††††††