The Quad Cities Pickleball Club is organized to promote the growth and development of pickleball. We provide a forum to organize multiple places to play the game in the area, free lessons, and group activities. We serve as an outreach group to area cities, schools, and park districts to help spread the fun and healthful benefits of the activity.
The Club is a nonprofit 501(c)(7) social and recreational organization. It is governed by a Board of Directors. The Club is committed to further the growth of pickleball among players of all ages and characteristics. We are dedicated to helping players learn and improve their play through instructional lessons, drop-in and other organized playing opportunities.
The Club is proud to be affiliated with the USA Pickleball Association, which provides the infrastructure for the development of the sport through promulgation of official rules, sponsoring and sanctioning tournaments and clinics, ranking players, communicating with its members via e-mail and newsletters, training of all levels of players, and otherwise promoting pickleball. You are invited to join the USA Pickleball Association as a separate membership. (See http://www.USAPA.org.)
General meetings are held once a year in September and coincide with the annual fall picnic. Election of officers will be conducted with incoming officers assuming their positions October 1st.
Our annual fall picnic is held early September with a free catered meal to Club members. There is a guest fee for dinner. The picnic is usually held at Northwest Park which has 8 PB courts. Play starts at 3pm and dinner at 5:30. Now is a good time to encourage friends and neighbors to join our Club. See some of the reasons to be a Club member under Become a Member on the Club website.
CLUB SHARE MEETINGS
Our Club Share meetings will be held quarterly or as needed. All members are invited to attend as we value your opinions and ideas. Find out all the great things the Club is doing and how you can help. Meeting dates, times and locations will be announced by email and posted on our website.
The QCPC Board of Directors meet monthly or as needed to conduct Club business. Members wishing to present issues to the Board should contact a Board member.
Committee Assignments & Contact Information
Revised September 2019
(*Names in Bold are the Committee Chairpersons)
Board Members Office
Janette Harrington President 1 year
Scott Campbell Vice President 2 years
Lori Holst Secretary 1 year
Laurie Ochs Treasurer 2 years
At Large Members (1 year term)
Business Sponsor Liaison – Finds sponsors for tournaments and other club activities
NW Park Dennis Boehme/Barb Shinbori
Kiwanis Jeff Collar/Janette Harrington
Eldridge Mary Healy
Mel McKay Vicki Todd
Silvis Julie Nixon
Bettendorf Middle Randy Wince
RIFAC Sharon Walters
N. Scott HS Frank Wood
BTB Barb Shinbori
Moline Tennis Club Julie Miller
Life Fitness Center Barb Cline/Randy Wince
TBK SportsPlex ???
Finance Committee – Develops budget, vets financial requests and makes recommendations to the Board
Juniors Committee – Teaches the youth pickleball, sets up youth clinics and tournaments, provides middle school trainers
Hospitality Committee – Helps and supports members when they are in need
Insurance Liaison – Maintains club’s insurance policy
Membership Committee – Maintains and updates member list, collects dues
Public Relations Committee– Contacts media for club events, develops displays and posters for fairs, contact for local organizations
Ratings Committee – Develop a quantified rating system. Rate club members that ask to be rated
Referees– Knows USAPA rules and are trained to referee tournament games
Social Committee – Plans annual picnic and other club social events
Tournament Committee– Organizes club tournaments, supports Sr. Olympics
Training & Skill Development Committee– Sets up 101 training classes for public, provides coaching, drills and skill clinics for members