Grand Bend Pickleball Club

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  • RSVP Season Opener and Annual General Meeting Sat. June 15, 2024

    Follow this link to RSVP for our Season Opener and AGM with optional lunch on Saturday June 15, 2024. https://secure.pickleballcanad...

    April 9th, 2024
  • Notice of Membership Cap and Waitlist & Outdoor Season Begins May 1st

    March 15, 2024


    Notice of Membership Cap and Waitlist


    The Grand Bend Pickleball Club is pleased to inform the membership that our membership has grown to 172 players . We look forward to meeting all our new members on the TRIDON Pickleball Courts when the outdoor season begins on May 1st. (Pop-up play will be offered any day between now and May 1st. Watch for notifications.)


    Our Programming Committee along with the GBPC Board look forward to supporting our large membership with enhanced programming options. In order to gain experience with managing our growing membership, the GBPC Board is placing a cap of 200 players on the membership. Once the club gains experience with court times, capacity limits, and a scheduling app, the Board will revisit this temporary membership cap.


    Our registration page will now indicate the number of spots available in our membership. Once we have reached 200 members, our registration page will allow players to join a waitlist.


    Annual General Meeting & Season Opener Reminder


    Date: June 15, 2024


    Time: 12 o’clock noon


    Location: Grand Bend Legion, 20 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend


    The official Season Opener will be in the morning at the TRIDON Pickleball Courts at 70829 Bluewater Highway, weather permitting.


    SAVE THE DATE


    February 29,2024


    The Grand Bend Pickleball Club Annual General Meeting and Season Opener


    You are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of the Grand Bend Pickleball Club will be held at the Grand Bend Legion (20 Municipal Dr., Grand Bend) on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 12 noon.


    The GBPC official Season Opener will be held in the morning of June 15th at TRIDON Courts located at 70829 Bluewater Highway. Weather Permitting.


    The Lunch and AGM will follow at noon at the Legion. Watch for details coming soon!


    The Annual Election for the new Board members will be held prior to June 15th.Details are forthcoming from our Nominating/Election Committee.



    GBPC Fall Update


    Dear Members,
    We are pleased to inform you that our club membership is currently 117! Your Board of Directors is meeting monthly and currently drafting our bylaws, code of conduct, and job descriptions for presentation to our membership. With heartfelt thanks, we welcome our new committee members. The Social Committee has already met and the Programming Committee is meeting this week to begin discussions and planning. See below for some further updates.
    Official name of the courts:
     TRIDON Pickleball Courts


    Committees Thank you to all the people who signed up to work on our committees:


    Nominating Committee – None at present (2-3 members needed)


    Election Committee – Jim Ennis, Cam Wright (1 more member needed)


    Programming Committee – Chris Holder (chair), Asher Clark, Kim Martin, Kevin O’Reilly, Cam Wright


    Financial committee- Phil McNamee (chair) Marian Vickers, Kate McCreath, (1 more member needed)


    Liaison Committee – Peter Coleman (chair), Board members on rotation


    Social committee – Caroline Mouawad (chair), Jen Ennis, Windy Holder, Kate McCreath, Gabe Ortisi (Helpers: Colleen Strong, Kim Martin, Dori Seccareccia)


    Membership Identification
    The Board has decided to implement shoe tags as a means to identify members while playing on the TRIDON Pickleball Courts. Our shoe tags are in production and once they are distributed, they must be worn at all times while on the courts.


    Guests
    Together with the Programming Committee, the Board is working toward a mechanism for including guests on our courts. Currently, all players whether members or guests will need to have PAO/PCO memberships in order to play on the private TRIDON Pickleball courts. This is required in order to be covered under our insurance policy.

    Photos

    The GBPC is a social organization whose members come together to enjoy each other’s company as much as to enjoy the game of Pickleball. It is very common for the club and individual members to take pictures and videos to capture special moments. Some of these pictures and videos are shared on various social media accounts and the club webpage. If you have an objection to being included in these pictures and/or videos, please inform the Board by filling out the photo waiver under the members section of the webpage and make sure to let the club host at the event know your preference as well.


    Club Sanctioned Events
    Club sanctioned events are events or activities approved by the Board and initiated by a Committee or the Board of Directors. All Club events or activities will be open to all club members, but some events may have a cap on the number of participants and/or may require a signup system to reserve a spot to attend. The club will endeavour to have club sanctioned social events open to all members and may be open to guests/spouses or partners as well. Events that include alcohol are not covered by our insurance policy.


    Website update
    Keep an eye on our website for our soon to be posted documents:
    o Mission Statement (fully approved by the Board)
    o Draft GBPC Bylaws
    o Draft GBPC Code of Conduct
    o Draft GBPC Executive Job Descriptions


    Social Committee Update
    Although it is too soon for our Social Committee to host the Holiday Party given our need for a large venue, our charitable group is hard at work promoting the Winter Clothing Drive. Be sure to connect with one of the following committee members should you wish to donate clothing ahead of the December 12, 13, or 14 th drop off dates at the Legion. Your generosity will go a long way in helping those in need within our community.
    Sincerely,
    The GBPC Board of Directors

  • Update on new Klondyke court project

    Click on the following link for the full PDF report presented by Staff to Council on Nov 28 regarding the tenders received for the new courts and the recommendation from Staff to Council on how to move forward   2023-12-05-01-37-05-1692277824-61560.pdf


    Click here to view live video direct link to Nov 28 Council meeting regarding new court tenders and new staff proposal

    December 4th, 2023
  • GBPC WhatsApp

    Formal communication from the Club will be made via email and/or on the website.  There is no chat mechanism for discussion between members via PB Canada software so here is a link to a members only WhatsApp chat.  Let's limit this chat to discussion between club members on club related events, topics, news etc and use our old chat sites for non-club related discussions.   https://chat.whatsapp.com/BQzj...

    October 31st, 2023
 

Venue

TRIDON pickleball courts (old Oakwoods tennis courts)
70829 Bluewater Highway
Grand Bend
just north of Prospers Garage (Napa Auto)