Sunshine Coast Ladies Midweek Tennis Association Inc

CHARITY DAY & AGM

31 August 2013 |

Following the Annual General Meeting a delicious morning tea was taken. Thank you to all who brought food it is always nice to have such willing donors.

What a great social day with lots of good tennis & fun followed the morning tea.

Thank you for all who attended. We had 27 players contest 3 rounds  in the Round Robin Tournament. Winner of Division 1 & 2 was Aki Lepper from Mooloolaba Tennis Club, Second place went to Sharon Verdin from Kawana Tennis Club. Consolation prize went to Annie Lyons our President from Caloundra. Never mind Annie you know who your friends are on the committee?         .

Winning players in Division 3 & 4 were 1stMargaret Campbell a visitor who came with Maroochydore ladies, Second prize went to Suzie Billbet from Witta Tennis Club. Consolation prize went to Jackie Gray also from Witta Tennis Club. Lucky Door Prize was won by Raellen Muhs from Kawana Tennis Club. There were two winners in guessing the number of ANZACS in the jar. Claire Hickey from Witta & Margaret Cawthorne from Kawana correctly guessed 35 biscuits. They each received ANZAC Biscuits to take home. The Money Boards proved very popular. First prize winner of the $1 board  was Michelle Macaree from Witta & second prize to Mary – Lou Cole from Witta. Winners of the $2 Money Board was Sonja Fenwick from Caloundra & Jenny Spender from Maroochydore. Jenny kindly donated her winnings to the Charity of the day. Thank you Jenny for her kind thought.

The raffle was very profitable & we raised $454, thank you for all who sold tickets in it. Winner of the pair of beautiful drop earrings was Amanda Starrett from Mooloolaba Club. These were donated by Esteem jewellery. Second prize of a $30 voucher from the Body Shop was Cynthia Garvey from Nambour Heights. Congratulations to the winners & thank you to all who sold tickets for me.  My aim at the Charity Day Raffle is to raise $200 from the raffle to clear expenses. So WELL DONE everyone!

Thank you to all who donated a fine array for Cent Sale Tables. There were tables of useful & pampering gifts to vie for. It never ceases to amaze me the most tickets seem to be put in for the bottles of WINE! Lucky non winner was drawn by Jack Ponder son of our guest speaker. Would you believe he drew out his Mother�s ticket. Well done Jack

The comment is often made why Witta players win a lot of prizes. Well they have more people attending the Charity Day.

I would like to say a �big thank you to Jack, who presented the Tennis Prizes very capably & shook hands with all the winners. We have photographic evidence of this.

Could I say the Guest Speaker Lee Ponder made us all aware of what a child endures by having us all do a role play.What fun this was & gave the attendees some insight into their feelings. She was a sufferer herself in hindsight but was unaware until her son was diagnosed. She really spoke from experience & said that after she had Jack diagnosed she could see a family trait in her Father as well. You missed a great down to earth speaker if you didn�t attend. Lee runs a support group at Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre & was very touched to hear the profit from the Charity Day was to be donated to her Support Group.

As always a big thank you to Kawana Tennis Club for their generous donation of the use of 8 tennis courts as well as use of the Club House for the day. We certainly appreciate their generosity.

Finally I would like to thank the committee & players who assisted in any way to make this a very successful day. Profit for the day will be over $700. Whacko!!!!

I have received many expressions of congratulations & thanks for a successful day.

Thanks again Carol Morris Charity Tennis Day Chairperson