Call to Order: President Dolly Robinson called the Annual meeting to order at 5:35 PM. Members in attendance included the following: Dolly Robinson, Mike Null, Laura Null, Nelson Rivera, Liza Viplav, Linda Williams, Joe Hinkle, Marcia Kazmierski, Bridgett Van Aller, & USTA Florida representative, Leigh Chak.
Approval of Annual Minutes: VP Mike Null read the Minutes of the February 11, 2019 meeting, containing the Election of Officers and Board of Directors for 2019. Motion was made by M. Null to approve the February 11, 2019 Minutes as read; seconded by L. Null.
The motion carried unanimously.
President Robinson completed a rough draft of our association’s ‘2019 Year in Review’ and will finalize the LCCCTA outline. M. Null suggested L. Williams post this special highlight on both Facebook and the website.
D. Robinson also thanked each member of the Board for their contributions and acknowledged the amazing teamwork.
M. Null reported the $5,000 grant application and pictures for a portable tennis building to be placed at Young’s Park has been submitted to Youth Tennis Foundation (YTF). M. Null received written confirmation from Mr. Pierce Kelley the grant application has been approved.
M. Null also provided an update on the Young’s Park tennis court construction project. The City Public Works Dept. has demolished the two existing courts and completed some retention site prep work. The Procurement Office sent M. Null notification the City Council will approve the re-bid on 2/3/20 and the bid due date will be 3/5/20. He said according to this timeline, the very earliest the tennis courts could possibly be completed would be late June.
In addition, our organization will need to enter into a formal agreement with the City to manage the tennis courts. Our USTA representative, George English, can assist us with that agreement.
M. Null is currently looking at quotes for equipment that will be necessary to maintain the new tennis courts (blowers, rollers, windscreens), so he will be able to submit a $10,000 grant application to Suwannee Valley Community Foundation on behalf of LCCCTA.
As a follow up to Laura Hunter addressing the Board of County Commissioners, L. Williams sent a note of gratitude to the director of the Columbia County Parks & Recreation Landscaping Dept. to express LCCCTA’s appreciation to the specific individual who have been responsible for maintaining immaculate restrooms and grounds at the Fort White
Finance Report: J. Hinkle reported the balance in the bank account is $2,137.73, with all checks clearing the account.
Nomination and Election of Board Members: M. Kazmierski, chair of the Nomination Committee, presented a slate of fifteen (15) names for consideration to serve as Board of Directors of the LCCCTA for the new year starting immediately at the conclusion of the annual meeting of 2020.
The proposed slate of directors included: Dolly Robinson, Mike Null, Linda Williams, Joe Hinkle, John Lear, Glenn Hunter, Marcia Kazmierski, Tom Moore, Laura Hunter, Recie Davis, Liza Viplav, Nelson Rivera, Laura Null, Richard Johnson and Bridget Van Aller.
Motion was made by M. Kazmierski to approve the slate of proposed Board of Directors for the new year; seconded by J. Hinkle. Motion carried unanimously.
President Robinson adjourned the Annual meeting @ 6:00pm.