March – April 2018 Newsletter

Mosman Lawn Tennis Club March – April 2018 Newsletter
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In this month’s edition ….

  • 43rd AGM
  • Officers & Committee
  • Club Championships
  • Badge 2018
  • New Members
  • Upcoming Events
43rd AGM
The Club held its 43rd Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18th March. In all, 40 members attended.
Club Vice President John Scollin presided. Treasurer Stephen Brown gave his report and y
ear to date (March 2017 to March 2018) compared to last year the Club has a drop in membership from 98 to 83 (80 to 65 in full/pro rata) and a decline in badge fee payers from 24 to 18.
For 2017, the Club essentially broke even (a loss of just $103 compared to a loss of $2,555 for 2016). The Club gratefully received around $6,000 in donations which essentially made the difference between a profit and loss.
John Scollin then gave the Committee report updating the assembled on 2017’s key issues – renovations, badge team performance, events, and club championships results. During this, coach Paul McNamara presented the performance of PTA’s younger players across various NSW and national competitions.
Ian Taylor then communicated the progress made to date and the intended next steps with respect to the Club’s redevelopment plans. This latter issue generated much discussion and debate on the nature of the plans, the financial models, and the likely implications on the Club’s future as well as local community benefits and impact.
Former Club President, David Strevens, moved that the following resolution be voted on
“..the Committee be required to obtain the approval of the members of the Club prior to commencing the conversion of the 4 existing lawn tennis courts (i.e. the grass courts) to synthetic lawn courts after the final costing, council approval and bank loan approval have been obtained…” By a show of hands, the resolution above was carried.
Officers & Committee 2018-19
The election of officers saw John Scollin (above left) and Eduardo Nebot (above right) elected as the new President and Vice-President respectively. Stalwarts Stephen Brown and David McCallum remain as Honorary Treasurer and Secretary, with David Hanson becoming Captain.
The 2018-19 Committee also comprises the following members. – Pam Somerville, Ian Taylor, Nell Cranfield, John Cranfield, Tony Nix, Louis Miller, Bill Phillips
Club Championships
The draws for the Club Championships have been made and you should have received them along with the dates or the early round matches. We are fielding six competitions – Open and Special Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles. Please help us accommodate the competitions by giving priority to scheduled matches over the upcoming weekends.
Matches (including any re-schedules) will be announced on a weekly basis or as necessary..
Badge 2018
For the upcoming 2018 Autumn Badge Season MLTC will be represented by three teams. They will comprise two men’s doubles, and a new (for Sydney Badge) mixed doubles team. Divisions have yet to be confirmed but we expect to be in the 2.4 -2.6 range for the men’s.
The team squads are (as of time of writing).

  • First team (estimated 2.4) – John Scollin (Capt.), Joao Lorenzo, Gareth Rossiter, Tony Nix, Geoff Simpson, Tony O’Brien, Prof. Eduardo Nebot,
  • Second team (2.5/2.6) – Louis Miller (Capt.), Richard Brown, Angelo Yan, Richard Cook, Kevin Alker, David Hanson, David McCallum And Geoff Halsall (Reserve for both teams 1 & 2)
  • Mixed Team – John Cranfield (Capt.), Brian McCarthy, Di Mitty, Nell Cranfield, Menka Nasta, Qiang Xi
New Members
Please join us in welcoming new members, Sophie Hu and Menka Nasta  to the Club. Do take the time to introduce yourself to them when you cross paths on the courts.
ANZAC Day Round Robin &  Upcoming Events
We will be holding our annual ANZAC Day Round Robin Tournament Wednesday 25th April 2018, 10.30 am for 11.00 am start. Everyone including guests is welcome. $15 for lunch – Chicken and salad between 1.00pm and 1.30pm

reply to or Louis Miller 0414 865 188 or Pam Somerville 0402 488788

We have the following events coming up so please make a note in your diaries. Specific details will be sent out in separate emails so please check your inbox.

  1. April 25th              ANZAC Day Round Robin
  2. June 11th              Queens Birthday Round Robin
  3. October                 Quiz night 2018
  4. December             Christmas party

* Imminent Weather Conditions permitting

Further Donations
Furthermore, the Club would also like to thank members who have contributed various electric goods and articles to the club of late (including some exotic liquors for the bar’s cocktail collection.)

So, if  members are ‘ de-cluttering’ and have some of those esoteric beverages that seemed like a good idea at the time but have rested in the cupboard ever since or just items (e.g. utensils, tools, kitchen appliances etc.) that they are planning to dispose of but which are still, we politely emphasise, in good working order and would be of benefit to the Club please let any Committee member know and if appropriate we’ll try to find a place for them.

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