7/23

Dear LMTC Members -

As you know, we held elections to replace last year’s board in which I served as president that ended June 30th.  The club elected Brian Cox as President along with a new treasurer, secretary, membership chair and social director. I will hold the Vice President’s chair to help Brian during the transition until he gets

acquainted with the many roles he will need to play to continue the club’s goal of providing the best tennis facility in East County.

I feel privileged to have served the club as president and to have been in a position to work with so many of our active members as well as working with the city to assist the club in maintaining our club grounds.  I also want to thank EMMO tennis for their continued support and excellent management of the club.  We

are all the beneficiaries of their dedication to providing a professional operation given the limited resources we have in both honoring our special use permit as well as the needs of all our members.

I want to thank all those members who volunteered for the various projects throughout the year and gave up their personal time to assist me with the many duties that must be fulfilled in order to operate to the best standards possible.

I urge you all to support Brian Cox in his new duties and I look forward to another outstanding year at our special club.

Sincerely,

Ernie Kovacs

Vice President

LMTC

6/19

Dear LMTC Members:

Thanks to all who voted for the new LMTC board for 2018/2019.  As president of the club this past year I held the last board meeting before turning it over to Brian Cox, your new president beginning July 1st. I have been honored to serve as your president and have confidence Brian will continue go lead the new board  with the same dedication and energy we have come to expect from our current board.  I want to thank our current board members for this past year’s efforts;

Katy Listug for serving as Vice President this past year.

Jody Iverson for her tireless work as treasurer, working with VIki Wood and our banking services, keeping our accounts up to date and accurate.

Barb Beedle who was secretary and worked through an operation to her shoulder to document our minutes. Barb may have to retire from the club due to injuries and we wish her well.

Tom Sidley who did a great job as membership chair, doing the important work of making sure member’s accounts are accurately reported and paid.

Denise Stefanson as social director for events this past year.

Nanette Herbuvaux as league chair coordinating and tracking league play.

Diane Bailey as premises working with our landscaper.

Here is your new board and congratulations to each new member of the board for the coming year:

Brian Cox                       President

Ernie Kovacs                  Vice President

Denise Stefanson           Secretary

Kathy Culver                   Treasurer

Bruce McLees                 Membership

Nanette Herbuvaux         League

Diane Bailey                    Premises

Emily Hill                          Social

We are fortunate to have such a competent and committed membership willing to contribute their time and efforts to maintain our wonderful club.  I look forward to working with everyone for the coming year.

Thank you for your attention to these changes.

Sincerely,

Ernie Kovacs

President, LMTC

5/29

Dear LMTC Members -

The ballots for voting are now available at the clubhouse and on our website so please take time to cast your vote for our new board.  We have a great new slate of members that promises continued success for Lake Murray Tennis Club.
Also, please remember to write your membership number on the ballot to validate your vote.

Thank you for your vote.

Ernie Kovacs
President, LMTC

4/15

Dear LMTC Members:

We will be coming up on the 2018 elections for board members this summer and I want to ask if there are any club members interested in serving on the board if a position is open.  I have been president on and off for several years now and have enjoyed working with a number of volunteers both on the board and for special projects to maintain and/or improve our facilities.  I know not everyone fully appreciates the amount of work and dedication that goes in to making our club the outstanding tennis facility it is, as it serves so many tennis players in the East County.  I want everyone to know we have been very fortunate to have so many who care and serve in relative anonymity so that our overall

membership can enjoy high quality tennis facilities, given we are a private/public club that works hand in hand with the city to comply with our special use permit.

We have a burgeoning Juniors program, with outstanding instructors along with high quality instruction for players at all levels as well as serving as home court for San Diego Christian college each year.  There is a lot going on and plenty to be done which will require on-going volunteering to maintain our high standards for play.

I am asking that anyone who would consider joining the board, to consider replacing me as president. If so, please let me know so the board can begin working on replacements for the coming year.  If no one else is interested, our by-laws will have to be changed in order that I may continue to serve as your president.  There may be other positions open on the board as well that have yet to be determined so I can address any inquiries with current status..

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to getting feedback from anyone interest.

Sincerely,

Ernie Kovacs

President, LMTC

2/11

Hi Everyone -

 

Thanks to you all who came out today on a beautiful Sunday to enjoy some fun tennis, great food and a chance to meet new members and friends.

 

A special thanks to Bob and Barb Beedle; year after year Bob quietly brings and assembles tents, tables, grilles and food and the club owes him a debt of gratitude for all his selfless support.  He spends his entire time grilling burgers, dogs and anything else that needs grilling.


Thank you also to Denise Stefanson, our Social chair, for planning and overseeing the event to make sure everything went smoothly.

 

The round robin format was a success thanks to Dan Emmerson, who arrives early each day to make sure our scheduling works out and he did a fine job of organizing the matches today.  We are thankful for Dan and Kathy who operate the club with such care and attention to every detail, helping to make our club a special place to play tennis.

 

The Board will be looking to plan another outing later in the year.  If anyone has any ideas on how to improve our socials please let me know.  Perhaps a Saturday rather than a Sunday might be preferable, maybe a different format.  Whatever you can think of, direct your thoughts to me and I will bring them up in our next meeting.  Our goal is to make this a fun event for as many members as possible.

 

Thanks again and hope to see you all again soon,

 

Ernie Kovacs

President, LMTC

6/25

Hi Everyone -

If you are interested in reserving a seat for the Aviator’s opening night July 16th, 6pm at La Costa, I urge you to sign up but also make your check out to insure you have a ticket.  The Aviators require payment up front so you do not have a guaranteed seat until you pay.  The team is reporting heavy demand for

seating since Maria Sharapova has committed to playing on opening night, so the time to sign-up with a check is now.

Thanks for you attention.

Sincerely,

Ernie Kovacs

President, LMTC

6/22

Dear LMTC Members

The San Diego Aviators are starting a new season July 16th, opening night at La Costa.   The team just announced the late addition of Maria Sharapova who will be playing that evening.  This adds an element of urgency to sign-ups at the clubhouse.  Kathy Emmerson will have a list for sign-ups and I urge anyone who wishes to attend, to sign up right away as the match will almost certainly be a sell-out.  I have designated optimal seating with a 20% group discount on each ticket for $30.40.

Thanks for your attention and I look forward to seeing you there on this exciting event at La Costa once again hosting this WTT event.

Sincerely,

Ernie Kovacs

President, LMTC

6/2

Dear LMTC Members:

The club has concluded its annual election for a new board and all the ballots have been counted.  Thank you to those who cast their votes and re-elected our new board for 2017-2018.  There was only one seat that was vacant, as Debi Adcock returned to full time employment and could not continue serving as League representative.

I want to thank Debi for her service and volunteer work for the past year; she will be missed.  In her stead, Nanette Herbuveaux has agreed to serve as League Representative for the new board and I thank her for her decision as I’m confident she will do a great job.

The rest of the board will continue to serve a second term and I wish to thank them all, along with our generous volunteers who make our tennis community operate smoothly and professionally.  This also applies to Emmerson Tennis, who manage the club to the highest standards possible for a public/private operation.

Finally, i want to recognize Graham Hilton, who serves as a handy-man par excellence, who saves our club a lot of money doing repairs throughout the year as well as Jack Lazard who is our volunteer print company that makes it possible to print out brochures and flyers throughout the year as needed.

I look forward to another successful year at Lake Murray Tennis Club and thank you to all our members for their support and contributions to all club activities.

Sincerely,

Ernie Kovacs

President, LMTC