Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Monday, May 8th at 5:30pm.

Directions

Our mission is to promote the development of tennis as a means of healthy recreation and physical fitness for everyone in our community by assisting in the creation of a countywide Community Tennis Facility.

Call to Order: President Dolly Robinson called the meeting to order at 5:36 PM. Members in attendance included: Dolly Robinson, John Lear, Joe Hinkle, Linda Williams, Glenn Hunter, Adam Crocker, Mike Null and USTA Florida representative, George English.

Approval of Minutes: Corrections to the minutes of the May 23, 2016 draft minutes were noted. Mr. Hunter made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected; seconded by Mr. Lear. Motion carried unanimously.

Old Business: Mr. Hunter gave an update on information regarding the efforts by County to acquire additional property (new site) for a soccer complex. This has potential of opening up a site for a tennis complex, but this is only in early discussion stages with no commitment by any of the impacted parties at this time.

New Business: President Robinson stressed the need for the LCCCTA organization to continue with outreach efforts in gaining support with the County for the acquisition of a site. She also recommended the organization take on community projects and sponsorship.

Mr. Lear then gave an overview of summer programs in Alachua County targeted for underprivileged children. Mr. English then provided information about programs sponsored by USTA as well as grant funding available to assist in these programs.

Following discussion, Mr. Lear agreed to apply for the equipment grant and make application for a 10 and Under Workshop for here in Lake City. In order to hold the training workshop here, we will need a minimum of 20 adults. A date of July 30th was selected for the training and Mr. Lear will make contact with Heyward Christie of the City of Lake City for reserving the courts at Young’s Park for that morning starting at 8:30 AM.

In other new business, Mr. Null will make inquiry about the purchase of liability insurance for the organization. President Robinson presented a copy of the newly issued Sales Tax Exemption Certificate on behalf of LCCCTA. Members expressed appreciation to Adam Crocker for setting up the web sites for the organization and for the sponsorship of the cost of the domain name registration.

Future meeting dates will normally be planned for the third Monday of each month beginning 5:30 PM. The next meeting will be held July 18th.

The meeting adjourned at 7:02 PM.

Our Board

The Lake City Columbia Community Tennis Association is a grassroots organization run by volunteers who are passionate about the continued success of tennis in our community.

Dolly Robinson President

John Lear Vice President

Mike Null Secretary

Joe Hinkle Treasurer