EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

FALL MEETING

 October 22, 2009

 President Ken Willmon called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. at Carriage Manor.  

Roll Call of clubs by Marty Lisor determined all sixteen clubs were in attendance, constituting a quorum.  President Ken Willmon introduced the EVSTL officers and the club President’s introduced themselves and other attendees from their park.

 Minutes of March 31, 2009

Move to accept minutes as posted on web site by Marty Lisor, Secretary.  Motion by Bette Story, RH, and seconded by Jan Sutcliffe, Valle Del Oro.  Motion passed.

Treasurer Lisor reported a current balance in the treasury of $135.87

 I.      Unfinished (Old) Business

           There was no unfinished business.

          

II.      New Business

1.     By-Law’s change to Article II, Section C (Club Fees).  Motion was made by Dale Nielsen of CM to raise the annual fee to $15.00 at the EVSTL Fall Meeting. Motion seconded by Bud Ludwig of RH.  Motion carried with unanimous approval of member clubs.  See website for wording change.

 

2.     Committee Appointments:  Ken Willmon announced the following committee members.

Advisory Committee:  Don Woodley, SV,  Jules Levesque, SVE, Jim Warren, TP, Gene Oxley, TR, Elaine Baum, VO, and Doy Gillespie, SSV Chairman.

Nominating Committee: Dale Nielsen, CM, Tony Sammartino, LW, and Jan Sutcliffe, VDO.

 

III.   Announcements and Comments from the Floor

             Captain Meeting Handouts – Ken Willmon, CM, and Donna Shamseldin, GV will develop standard guidelines for team/captain handbook.

USTA will be at SVE on November 7th for exhibitions.

Rosters – All roster and captain changes should be sent to Henri to change website postings.

1.5 League Play – There are 8 EVSTL teams participating in 1.5 league play starting Nov. 5th.

Borrowing of players – For the 1.5 and 4.0 teams only captains can borrow players from other clubs without a permanent placement on that team. President’s Comments

1.      Next meeting is January 26,  2010 at 2:00 pm at Carriage Manor.

2.      Tournaments are run and rules determined by sponsor clubs with no connection to EVSTL.

3.      Encouraged everyone to play at the level you belong.

4.      Reminder that minimum age to play in the EVSTL is now 50.  Those under age 50 and who played league last year are grandfathered in and may continue to play.

Adjournment

With no further business to conduct a motion was made to adjourn by Jan Sutcliffe, VDO and seconded by Tony Sammartino, LW.  The October 2009 EVSTL meeting was adjourned at 2:54 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Lisor

Marty Lisor, Secretary/Treasurer


EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE

SPECIAL PRESIDENT’S MEETING

PROPOSED BY-LAW CHANGES

December 1, 2009 

President Ken Willmon called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. at Carriage Manor.  

Roll Call of clubs by Marty Lisor determined all sixteen clubs were in attendance, constituting a quorum. 

Ken Willmon declared the purpose of the meeting was to review proposed changes to the By-Laws which were submitted to all presidents in advance of the meeting.

Each change was read and discussion followed which resulted in some minor word changes. Verbal vote and Show of Hands Vote was taken on all changes and all motions passed. 

Votes are on file with Secretary’s book and will be available at the January meeting.

Approved changes to the By-Laws have been made are posted on the EVSTL web site.  

With no further business on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Lisor

Marty Lisor, Secretary/Treasurer


Note:  Recorded votes on By-Laws changes are following.

 

Recorded Votes of EVSTL Special Meeting of Changes to By-Laws

Effective December 1, 2009

 

I.  The following By-Law section changes were approved by recorded vote.

Section VIII, B, 3      Approved 15 - 1

Section VIII, B, 4      Approved 15 - 1

Section VIII, B, 5      Approved 16 – 0

  II.   The following By-Law section changes were approved unanimously by a   show of hands and/or verbal.  

     Section VI, A, 3

     Section VI, A, 4

     Section VII, K, 7

     Section VII, M

All changes to wording have been made to the By-Laws and are posted on the EVSTL website.


EAST VALLEY SENIOR TENNIS LEAGUE MEETING

January 26, 2010

 

President Ken Willmon called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. at Carriage Manor.  

Roll Call of clubs by Marty Lisor determined fifteen clubs were in attendance, constituting a quorum.  President Ken Willmon introduced the EVSTL officers and the club President’s introduced themselves and other attendees from their park.

 

Minutes of October 22, 2009

Move to accept minutes as posted on web site by Marty Lisor, Secretary.  Motion and seconded.  Motion passed.

Treasurer Lisor reported a current balance in the treasury of $118.74

I.      Unfinished (Old) Business

            There was no unfinished business.          

II.      New Business

1.      Nomination Committee Report and Election of Officers

Tony Sammartino of Leisure World presented the nominees for the 2010/2011 season effective April 1, 2010.  There were no nominations from the floor.  The following officers were unanimously elected:

President                        Doy Gillespie, Sunland Springs Village

Vice President             Vern Loland, Leisure World

Secretary/Treasurer             Brona Freeman, Silveridge

Scheduler                        Nancy Nicola

2.      Proposed By-Law Changes

The attached document outlines the changes made to the By-Laws primarily for better clarification.  Motion made to accept and seconded.  Motion passed.  Section VII, K, 5 change was tabled for further discussion to be held after this meeting is adjourned.

3.      Polling of club presidents to allow lower Level 2.0’s to play down to the 1.5 level due to shortages was approved.

4.      Polling of club presidents to determine that in park league matches should be recorded.   Decision was made to leave the decision up to the involved captains.

5.      The EVSTL census as of January 11, 2010 was presented by Ann Mykelby.

 

III.   President’s Comments

1.      Next meeting is March 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Carriage Manor.

2.      Each club should a designated person to report updates to their MCI’s and rosters

3.      Remind captains and players that spectators should follow the rules of conduct, and scorekeepers cannot make calls.

4.      Keep warm-ups to 10 minutes.

IV.    Adjournment

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Lisor

Marty Lisor, Secretary/Treasurer

 

Approved Changes to EVSTL By-Laws

Effective January 26, 2010

 

V. B, 3: Move the current #3 to #4. Replace #3 with the following wording: In November, January, and March, the V.P. will coordinate a Census for the League. When completed a report will be submitted to the website manager for posting on the website
 
V, C, 1: Change the wording to read: Keep minutes of all League meetings. Submit final copy of minutes to the EVSTL President for approval, after
which submitting a copy to the Website Manager for posting on the website.
 
V, D: Change wording to read: Prepare League team play schedules and submits schedules to the Website Manager for posting on the website.
 
X, B: change to read: Be familiar with the USTA Rules, Code of Conduct Guide, EVSTL By-Laws, and Constitution.
 
VIII, E, 3: Delete item E
 
VII, K, 3: Change the wording to read:
3. Due to player shortages:
    a) If a member club can NOT field a 3.5 or 4.0 team and does have 3.5 and/or 4.0 players, those players may play for another EVSTL member club on
        a "permanent" basis. Those players must commit to playing for that ONE team for the season and MUST  be placed on that team's roster. (Note: All
        players must be a resident of an EVSTL member park)
    b) 4.0 teams with a shortage of players, may borrow from a "bye" team or from another EVSTL member team with excess players, on a "temporary" basis. (Note: Only 4.0 captains (or co-captains are allowed to contact other captains (or co-captains) to obtain players for League play)
 
VII, G: add #1. to read: The winner of a match tiebreaker will receive 2 points and the loser 1 point on the match play log. The match and game win and loss will be recorded for a player's statistics. The match tiebreaker winner will receive 1 extra game.
 
VII, H: add #1. to read: All completed sets and games prior to cancellation will be recorded.
 
VII, K, 1: change to read: Club players may PLAY UP to the next rating level if required due to shortages of players on the higher rated team. The opposing team must be notified if this occurs.
 

See web site for complete update of the By-Laws

http://evstltennis.com


EAST VALLEY SENIORS TENNIS LEAGUE

SPRING MEETING

March 30, 2010

The meeting was called to order by President Ken Willmon at 2:00 p.m. at Carriage Manor. Roll Call was taken by Brona Freeman with sixteen clubs responding, constituting a quorum. President Willmon asked each President or Voting Representative to introduce themselves and other attendees from their park.

Minutes of January 26, 2010

A request was made by Brona Freeman to have a motion to approve the minutes as posted on the web site. A motion was made by Jules Levesque, SVE and seconded by Tower Point President, Jim Warren. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report prepared by Marty Lisor was given by Brona Freeman reporting a current balance of $27.27.

I. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business.


II. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Proposed By-Law Changes

The attached document outlines the proposed changes to the By-Laws primarily for better clarification. A recommendation was made by Helen Cook, Mesa Regal, to address VII, K, 5 separately. After much discussion, Helen Cook made a motion on this issue but it was not seconded. Motion failed. A motion was made by Rich Goad, Carriage Manor, and seconded by Jules Levesque, Sunland Village East to accept the proposed changes document as presented. Motion carried.

  1. A poll was taken concerning the use of 3.5 players from other parks on a temporary basis to augment 4.0 teams. Consensus showed that it should not be done. Parks needing 4.0 players should use 4.0 players from other parks.

  2. A poll was taken regarding a possible change to match tie-breaks from 7 point to 10 point for level 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5. Ten voted in favor with five voting against.

  3. President Ken Willmon read a proposed letter to be sent to Mr. Halatsis of Greenfield Village in response to a grievance that was filed by Venture Out. A motion was made by Jules Levesque, Sunland Village East and Pat Witucky, Monte Vista, to send the letter as written. Motion carried.

  4. A recommendation was made to put Position One statistics on the web site. This would require a change to the By-Laws.

  5. Foot faults were discussed. Each park president was encouraged to include foot fault concerns in their comments to team captains.

III. Past President’s Comments

Ann Mickelby gave a brief history of the EVSTL. It was formed in March 1980 with nine members. As of this date, EVSTL has approximately 3,000 members.

IV. President’s Comments

Ken Willmon thanked all attendees for their participation and support during the 2009/10 season. He looks forward to being the past-president and continuing to work with the Executive Committee.

V. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Respectively submitted,

Brona Freeman
Brona Freeman

Brona Freeman, Secretary/Treasurer