POTS Summer Season up and running
The Twilighters 38th Season is up and running with the customary team readjustments after the first two rounds. Nice to see some new members joining us in 2018, a big welcome for the 2018 season to: Zenon Kolacz, Ian Carden, Brad Pilato, Kane Innes, Alistair Bett, Martin Kinski and Ray Cross.
There is always room for more so don’t forget to invite any friends who might like to join in the Twilighter fun. Results so far are close, particularly Round 2, and have vindicated the selector’s wisdom once more.
The Punters club should be up and running this week. Bring $2 and have a punt on the highest score for the night. Should be much easier now that you can research the numbers above. All proceeds got to the trip slush fund so everybody wins.
Membership Renewals 2018
Membership is for 12 months and due now: $110 senior membership+ $115 Twilighters = $225 total.
We prefer payment by direct deposit to the POTC bank account, making sure you identify yourself in the payment details:
Bendigo Bank, A/C Name: Park Orchards Tennis Club, BSB: 633000 A/C number: 155086093
The POTC membership form is available in the members section of the club website www.potc.com.au
Our membership invoicing and payment database is managed by Tennis Victoria. Existing members may have received a reminder/invoice (or two) from Tennis Victoria late last year and can pay as indicated. You should register at Tennis Victoria via their web page. There is a tab MyTennis where you register your details as a Park Orchards Member. You should receive acknowledgement after payment and you will be allocated a Tennis Vic membership number which also includes injury insurance while on court.
Once financial you are entitled to an electronic fob stored at the club or with club secretary, Mark Hughes
Fobs are registered and reactivated for 12 months on payment of fees. They allow access to the clubhouse, light box and court gates. Access is for the 12 months of membership and the fob will be deactivated if fees are unpaid by end of Feb the following year.
Twilighters Summer Season Dates
Mon Jan 1: 2018 Memberships due POTC Senior ($110) and Twilighters ($115) Total ($225)
Weds Jan 17: Warm up night
Weds Jan 24 to March 21: Twilight Summer Comp Rounds 1-9 No breaks or byres (see Roster below)
Weds March 28: Grand Final & Gala Dinner
Thursday April 12 to Sunday April 15: End of Season Trip to Rich River
Trip 2018 Rich River (Moama, Echuca) Thurs April 12 to Sunday April 15
We are returning to a traditional venue at Rich River for 2018 and have paid a deposit for accommodation and golf. This is a popular venue and we had to book in June 2017 to secure accommodation and golf tee times.
A draft itinerary is as below:
Thursday April 12:
Meet at POTC and board the luxury JT Busline bus
Testosterone fuelled Go Kart Session at South Morang
Lunch at iconic Toolleen Pub (near Heathcote)
Arrive Rich River, dinner in bistro
Golf for all, Tee off 1.08 pm
Motorised golf carts
Evening Dinner at Rich River
Sat April 14:
Early morning golf for up to 16 keen players, tee off 7.48am
Free time for all else
Local Footy Match: Echuca United vs Numurkah
Gala Dinner (Restaurant to be advised, aiming for upmarket Junction Moama )
Sun April 15
Excursion to the The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Museum
Leisurely trip home
Numbers are limited to 31 starters with 24 firm and 6 tentative starters to date. Rich River are requesting we verify numbers as they have high demand for golf tee spots and accommodation. Let me know ASAP if you are coming, Costs will be subsidised significantly but will be around $400/head. To secure a spot, pay Trevor Street a deposit of $100 which he will collect on Weds nights