Call to Order: Mike Null presided in the absence of President Robinson and VP Lear. The meeting was called to order at 5:33 PM. Those in attendance included Mike Null, Laura Null, Glenn Hunter, Laura Hunter, Joe Hinkle, Al Royal, Jeb Stewart, Recie Davis, Linda Williams, and USTA-Florida representatives George English and Leigh Chak.
Approval of Minutes: Motion by G. Hunter to approve the minutes of August 14, 2017 as presented; seconded by L. Williams. Motion carried unanimously.
Old Business: M. Null reported that he had spoken with the City Public Works Director, Thomas Henry, regarding the construction of the new tennis courts at Memorial Stadium; Mr. Henry had only recently been informed of the project but did
not have an actual start date yet.
New Business: L. Williams gave a report regarding the meeting that she, President Robinson, and M. Null had with the County Recreation staff at Richardson Community Center. Arrangements have been made to provide an after-school introduction to tennis clinic for each Tuesday in November. Additionally, plans are underway to schedule a Summer Tennis Clinic at the facility. Funding requests are being sent to the Annie Maddox non-profit organization. It is anticipated that the
County will be constructing tennis/pickleball courts on the large playcourt on the north side of the gym; at one time, there was a tennis court there.
L. Williams reported on the estimated costs of shirts with our CTA’s logo: T-Shirts – $10.83 and polo shirts – $21.00. L. Williams also indicated there are a few t-shirts left over from the Boys/Girls Club clinics that can be available to CTA members at a nominal cost. See L. Williams if interested.
L. Williams/M. Null announced efforts to put together an after-school tennis program at the Fort White Community Center. More information will be forthcoming once tentative commitments can be made.
M. Null reported on the CTA’s project to paint the 10 and Under Court Lines added to the two existing courts at Young’s Park completed on October 7th . Thanks given to volunteers Tom Moore, Dolly Robinson, Mike Null, Laura Null, Joe Hinkle, Al Royal, Marcia Kazmierski, and Mark McGurty.
L. Hunter and J. Stewart reported on tentative plans to host a tennis clinic/round robin event open to the public at the Columbia High School (CHS) tennis courts. It was agreed to host this event on the morning of November 4, 2017; the event will be called “Fall Racket Day”. Registration fees will be collected. Professional coaches will be brought in to provide instruction for the different stations to be set up using the six tennis courts. M. Null will submit a facility use request to CHS. L. Hunter will have flyers printed. J. Stewart will have it announced to the local newspaper. It will also be shared on the LCCCTA Facebook/website.
G. English recommended the CTA consider signing up for the USTA Net Generation program (see attached flyer); he stated the USTA’s commitment through Net Generation is to help CTA’s for after-school programs and other youth tennis programs. Motion by G. Hunter for the LCCCTA to register the organization with Net Generation; seconded by R. Davis. Motion carried unanimously.
Leigh Chak of USTA shared the new program 2017 Lake City Flexible Singles League (see attached); those interested are to contact her at: CHAK@USTAFLORIDA.com
Treasure’s Report: J. Hinkle reported that the current balance in the organization’s checking account is $469.68. A paid invoice by Tom Moore for material used on the 10 and Under Court Line painting was presented as a request to reimbursement.
Motion by L. Hunter to reimburse the expense; seconded by G. Hunter. Motion carried unanimously.
There being no further business, M. Null adjourned the meeting at 7:05 PM.