We are making great progress as our new club forms and things develop.  We have 41 paid memberships as of this writing.  Thirteen have chosen the “Lifetime Membership”.  I know there are many more who plan on joining but have just not managed to get the check in the mail.  May1st is the cut off date if you’d like to order a first edition T-shirt…The CRPC web site continues to develop with more new information.  We are hoping that very soon all our pickleball friends will go here often to get information for our area.  I will soon be running information about the “Marshall Mini-Tournaments” here.  We will have a partner search for tournaments both near and far.

We will also be posting here times and places to play outdoors this summer.  The weather is always a factor so these are often night before or last minute arrangements.  Check our site to stay up to date.

Plans are progressing for our first full tournament sponsored by Columbia River Pickleball Club.  The dates are September 29-30, 2012.  The venue is Firstenburg Community Center in Vancouver.  It will be all skill levels from 2.5 to 5.0.  We hope for a big turnout and are especially hopeful that many novice players will sign up in the lower divisions.  I know they will enjoy the tournament experience.

Good Pickling,
Mike Wolfe

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