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2024 Manheim Tennis Club Meeting

       The 121st organizational meeting of the Manheim Tennis Club was called to order by our club vice-president, Steve Berkley on March 3rd, 2024, at the Trinity E.C. Church of Manheim. The following members were present: Bill Loercher, Charlie Smuck, Denny Keller, Dick Fleming, Joanne Bosch, Joe Donell, John Faus, Jon Bridgeman, Les Foltz, Nancy Hanula, Richie Brown, Steve Berkley, Todd Snyder and Vicki Miller All reports were distributed by email before the meeting. Bill Loercher made a motion to accept the reports; seconded by Vicki Miller. 

       The club champions for 2023 were recognized in our Historian's Report, which was also distributed to all members before the meeting. Also recognized for donating money/items for the club were, Amy Kauffman, Carl Just, Don Royer, Jacqueline Francis, John Faus,Vicki Miller and Tom Sweitzer. 

       Bill Loercher made the motion to keep the Soda Machine Maintenance salary the same; seconded by Les Foltz and approved by members present. Steve Berkley (Don Royer) made the motion to retain Jerry Stehman as president, 

       Steve Berkley as Vice President and Denny Keller as the secretary/treasurer and grounds keeper; seconded by Bill Loercher and approved by members present. 

Under new business a number of changes will be taking place. 

1. Regular dues will remain the same: $250. (new members $200 the first year)
Husband and wife memberships $400 (new members $300 the first year), monthly $75, junior memberships remain at $30. (NEW; husband/wife/children under 18 - $400) 

2. After ## years of service John Blanck retired from the Club Historian position THANK YOU JOHN FOR ALL THE YEARS OF SERVICE. Steve Berkley nominated Vicki Miller to take John's place. John Faus made a motion to approve Vicki as our new historian; seconded by Nancy Hanula. 

3. After several years of running the Thursday night league Dorothy Love is stepping down. THANK YOU DOROTHY for organizing this league. WE ARE IN NEED OF A VOLUNTEER TO CONTINUE TO ORGANIZE THIS LEAGUE. 

4. The Manheim Tennis Club Hall of Fame was created earlier in 2023 and the 2024 Inductees are A. K. Kauffman (founder of the club) and John Caterbone for his financial support of the club. A plaque is in the clubhouse above the large ball machine. 

5. ALL club tennis tournaments will now require registration ahead of time. Registration is required the Tuesday before the tournament, draws and play schedules will be made the Wednesday before the tournament. 

6. For 2024 the draw for the Men's Tournament may change. For scheduling, lower rated players would be teamed up with the top rated players. If several players have the same rating they'd be drawn out of a bucket.   

7. MTC will have three USTA Teams for 2024

3.5 40+ Women - Nancy Hanula
4.0 65+ Women - Pam Kaylor
7.0 65+ Men - Steve Berkley

Steve Berkley made the following appointments: 

1. Wednesday Doubles League - Denny Keller (those interested in playing should contact Denny Keller before May 3rd) 

2. Thursday evening Doubles League - ???? Interested contact Denny Keller 

3. Central Penn Doubles League - Steve Berkley 

4. Club Singles & Doubles Tournament - Denny Keller & Bill Loercher 

5. Club Golf Tournament - Bill Loercher (need at least 4 players to have it) 

6. Club Poker Tournament - Richie Brown (need at least 4 players to have it) 

Some important dates to remember:
September 07 - Singles Tournament
September 14 - Men's Doubles Tournament
September 21 - Mixed Doubles Tournament
September 28 - Women's Doubles Tournament 


Meeting was adjourned by our vice-president, Steve Berkley