The annual membership meeting/party took place Wednesday, April 18th. Leslie Kirchmeier and Bob Patten completed their tenure as President and Vice President, respectively. Jenae Alms presented Leslie and Bob with gifts for their service to the Melba Bishop Pickleball Community. Their tireless work and time overseeing the many intricacies of running the club, coordinating with the city, insurance, tournaments, court expansion and promoting pickleball is greatly appreciated. And no, they are not moving to Florida, just retiring from the board. Diahann Viada and Ann Woolard were welcomed as our two talented new board members. Monica Stampbach, Rich Sykes and LuLu McDowell start their second year on the board.

Several challenging games were organized by Mac McDowell where people tested their skills to win prizes. Thank you to Pat Carroll, Michael Blaksley, Lydia Rodriguez and Eddie Gillette for helping to run the games. While everyone ate the delicious BBQ lunch, Monica explained the exciting new membership deal for April – $200 which includes play for the year (except for evening play because lights are expensive). What a deal! Anyone can join and pay at our website or by filling out a form at the courts.
Thanks to Sandy Segien for capturing the fun in this video.