Chippewa Valley Pickleball Club Information
Primary Function and Process:
Our mission is to promote pickleball and its many benefits throughout the Chippewa Valley. We strive to make pickleball a fun game for all to enjoy. We do this by helping to develop quality and safe facilities, providing free and/or low cost instruction, access to free equipment, and a playing environment that is welcoming, inclusive, helpful, and respectful for all. Our secondary but equally important mission is to use the sport of pickleball to enhance physical fitness, cognitive functioning, social interaction, and the mental health of all participants. We are organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as defined by the 501c3 guidelines.
Our Club is governed by a set of Bylaws and an elected Executive Board. Meetings are held annually for elections, to set membership fees, and to review and approve our operating Bylaws. Additional meetings are held as requested. Members are encouraged to participate in the various committees, but it is not required. There are currently over 250 members in the Club.
2019 - 2020 Board Positions and Current Members
President - vacant
Vice President - Judy Mirr
Treasurer - Mike Mai
Secretary - Bev Hilton
Membership Coordinator - Linda Nicastro
Webmaster - Greg Haugen
Eau Claire USA Ambassadors - Ron Doering, Linda Nicastro, Scott Nicastro
4 at large members - Mike Peterson, Geoff Groh, Marilyn Skrivseth, and Sandy Harberts
Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, & Forestry, Representative - Julie Booth
Through our annual membership fees and the generous donations made to the Club we have been able to do the following:
Build 6 additional courts at McDonough Park
Provide windscreens for McDonough Park and Buchannan Park
Provide indoor nets to the YMCA Indoor Sports Center
Replace and install permanent net posts and nets at McDonough Park
Provide free balls and paddles to people new to the sport
Provide free or low cost instruction at McDonough Park, Buchannan Park, Gold's Gym, and Delong Middle School
Repair and resurface all 12 courts at McDonough Park
Provide and pave roadway and additional parking spaces at McDonough Park
Add benches to the courts at McDonough Park
Additional Club Member benefits:
A $5.00 discount on all club tournaments
A 5% discount on all purchases from Pickleball Central - use the promo code: CRChippewa at checkout
Equipment savings through our bulk purchase program and paddle swap sale
Demo paddles available for new and experienced players to try out before purchasing a new paddle
An annual social picnic at McDonough Park
The opportunity to meet and play with a growing number of community members!
Payment options: complete and mail the form below or click on the Buy Now button to use PayPal.
So come and join the Chippewa Valley Pickleball Club. Check out the Schedule Calendar page to see where and what time we are playing!
Membership Form Click on the Buy Now button to use PayPal (Click the PDF icon to print out the form) for your dues. There is a $2 charge in addition to the $20 membership fee.