The 2015 Shamrock Shootout IRT Pro-Stop was a huge success. With over 200 entrants, the tournament ran from early Thursday through late Sunday – seemingly non-stop racquetball, along with great food, fun, and entertainment. We had strong winners in 25 divisions. Kane Waselenchuck was able to win a hard-fought match against Rocky Carson III for first place in the Men’s Pro division. Cheryl Gudinas and Sharon Jackson played a great exhibition match for the Women’s Pro division. It was exciting to watch all the pro contenders throughout the weekend. Juan Martinez took some excellent photos during the men’s pro finals match. You can view them in the Shamrock 2015 photo gallery. Also visit the Illinois State Racquetball Association facebook page for more candid photos.
The next exciting tournament is the 2015 Midwest Regionals being held at the Glass Court in Lomard. Visit R2Sports to Sign Up: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=13702
While the women’s travel league is still marching on, the men have completed their season and have their new winners. To finish the season, the ISRA Travel Team Doubles Round Robin & Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Glass Court Swim & Fitness in Lombard, Il. It will be an evening of great racquetball competition, food, fun and prizes. Please sign up early for round robin play as space is limited. Some fees apply. Please contact the Glass Court at 630-629-3390 and mention the Men’s travel league banquet for more information or to sign up.
Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of ISRA Board Members
The ISRA Board will hold its Annual Meeting on June 9, 2015. As with all ISRA meetings, this meeting is open to the membership. The Annual Meeting is particularly important since all members attending have a vote in the election of the ISRA Board of Directors. If you plan to attend, please contact Todd Burris at firstname.lastname@example.org for time and location.
Board positions are staggered two-year terms. This year, there are seven open seats.
The following individuals are being re-nominated to the Governing Board:
Marla Cusano, Mike Davern, Laurel Davis, Pam Grace, Dolores Lamberson, Pam Schubach, Rick Seaberg
According to Article IV, Section IV.2 of the ISRA Bylaws (ratified by the ISRA Board of Directors in December 2013 and posted on the ISRA website):
Additional Director candidates must be nominated in writing by one or more ISRA/USAR members, endorsed by signed petition of at least 50 members, and received by the President prior to May 1. If there are any additional Director nominations, the President shall first verify that the nominee is in agreement to run and serve and shall give notice of said nomination to the public via the ISRA website and email communication on or before May 15 but in no case fewer than 30 days before the Annual Meeting date. The election shall take place at the Annual Meeting in June, by ballot, with only members present voting. If there are no additional nominations, the Nominating Committee’s slate shall be accepted automatically.
ISRA President Laurel Davis’ email address is email@example.com.
Additionally, any ISRA member who wishes to help improve the quality of racquetball in Illinois and familiarize themselves with Board processes is welcome to join the Auxiliary Board. Come out and support Illinois Racquetball!
The ISRA Nominating Committee
Todd Burris (Chair), Cheryl Kirk, Geoff Peters