* Pia D'Ambros appointed as Club Administrator
* Clubroom restoration update
* Tennis: Club Champs are coming
* Squash: Senior and Masters Interclub entries open
* Pilates on the Court: book online
* Facility hireage
The committee has appointed Pia D’Ambros as Club Administrator on a one year contract. Pia, who many of you will know runs pilates classes at the club, has been helping out with the club administrator role temporarily over the last few months.
Pia has been contracted for 15 hours per week and will be in the office from 11am-2pm on week days. She will be responsible for membership processing including new enquiries, renewals, invoicing and database management as well as managing booking systems, external contractors, and the bar, and health and safety compliance.
President Arie Dekker says the role was widely advertised and Pia was chosen after a robust selection process from a good number of well qualified applicants. “Pia is passionate about the club and its place in the community and has a bubbly and engaging personality that will help her build rapport with members and suppliers. She also has a very good understanding of Xero and an ability to pick up new systems quickly.”
Currently running her own pilates business, Pia previously launched and ran Nappies Direct, an ecommerce store that she and her husband grew into an award-winning multi-million dollar company that she ran for 15 years. Pia says this company succeeded in a market with much bigger competitors because it understood the value of committed customers who would advocate for the brand – and she sees a similar opportunity for membership of the Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club.
The committee has decided to put the appointment of Club Manager – Business Development and Programmes on hold until after the AGM as the personnel and strategy of the incoming committee will be critical for a successful appointment of this key role.
Our insurance company has assessed the value of damage to the carpets and furniture done by vandals over the Christmas holidays and the committee has accepted their payout offer.
Meanwhile we have been looking at flooring options and costs as well as video security systems and outdoor lighting. We hope to have all the information we need to make decisions by the end of next week so new flooring can be laid as early as possible in March. We’ll keep you informed on progress.
Junior club night Friday, weekend interclub and junior drill sessions
No excuses not to join us for some social and friendly match play on Thursday night from 6.30pm or on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3pm. New members welcome.
As some of you have already noticed, entries have been opened early for Senior & Masters Autumn Interclub in iSquash. Senior Autumn entries close Friday 22nd Feb and Masters Autumn closes Friday 1st March.
Don’t forget that Masters Autumn will be a 10-week competition this year (double round-robin), and that there will be separate divisions available for teams of females D Grade & below. These players can still play mixed divisions if they wish however. Just remember when you are entering these teams to select ‘Womens’ rather than ‘Mixed’ so they don’t end up in the mixed divisions.
A full summary of the changes can be found here - http://www.squashauckland.org.nz/newsarticle/71391?newsfeedId=215282&newsfeedPageNum=2
Senior club night starts at 6.30pm on Thursdays. Come along and meet fellow club members. We rotate games every 10-15 minutes
Join Jarrod and his team on Friday nights from 4pm to 6pm for coaching, fun games and just a little bit of competition.
Pilates classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30am and Saturdays at 10am.
Need to speak with Pia? Call her on 029 6277 437
5 classes for $50 - Introductory Offer.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness” Joseph Pilates
The club is a great facility for events such as birthdays and work functions which not only help fund the club from facility hireage but introduce possible new members to the club. To enquire about functions please contact Pia in the club office on 376 0681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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