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Illinois Racquetball
Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of ISRA Board Members

The ISRA Board will hold its Annual Meeting on June 6, 2017. 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 Marla Cusano at marcusano@comcast.net for time and location.

Board positions are staggered two-year terms. This year, there are six open seats.

The following individuals are being re-nominated to the Governing Board:

Marla Cusano, Mike Davern, Laurel Davis, Pam Grace, Dolores Lamberson, and 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 laurelmdavis@comcast.net.
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
Joe Silius (Chair), Jonelle Dubois, and Cheryl Kirk


Coming Soon to West Allis, WI !!!!

The 2017 NMRA International Championships will be held in a northern Chicago suburb (OK, a Milwaukee suburb – but if you attend a Cubs game at Miller Park you would never know it!) on July 12 – 15, 2017. It is going to be a great time in West Allis at the Wisconsin Athletic Club! We hope that all Illinois Master’s Players will consider entering the ROUND ROBIN format event that is for players 40+ years young!

For all the information you need on this tournament, you can click here to go to the www.nmra.info site or click on the NMRA Logo at right, and see the Information Sheet for the tournament. We recommend you download it and bring it with you as you plan your trip and make your reservations.

Please plan to come out to the Milwaukee/Chicago area early to visit the Miller Brewing Headquarters or even drive down to Chicago to see the museums and aquarium!

For this three-day tourney, the first event is $165; second is $30. You don’t have to have to play a second division, but we hope you will, as it makes the doubles stronger. You may request a doubles partner and/or a roommate and we will do our best. Enter online by June 28, or send in a US mail entry by June 26th. You’ll get food and fun all week, in addition to our famous banquet slideshow and a great tournament shirt.
No refunds will be allowed after June 28, when shirts will have been ordered and matches scheduled.

One special note about the hotel (the Crowne Plaza in Wauwatosa): PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY. We have only reserved 30 rooms, but we can get more if those fill up before our deadline. The hotel is about four miles from the club. You will find it easiest to stay at the host hotel, as there will be an hourly shuttle to both clubs, provided free.

The banquet will be on Friday night at the host hotel, with cocktail hour at 6:00 pm then food and program starting at 7:00 pm. Slideshows, videos and awards are all customary. Don’t miss this!

Let’s have a great turnout of Illinois Players for this event and bring all of the awards back south to Illinois!!! If you have any questions, send a note to Scott Kraemer at scott.kraemer@bmo.com or call him at (209) 743 – 6487.



Congratulations to our newly-medaled State Champions who competed and won at the 45th Annual ISRA State Singles Championships, March 30-April 2, at Glass Court Swim & Fitness in Lombard! Visit R2 Sports for full results…http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=20084.

After a three-week hiatus, the USAR Midwest Regional Championships will be competed April 21-23. Time to prepare for National Singles in Tempe, Arizona, at the end of May! http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=20151

Finally, to round out the local schedule of USAR-sanctioned events in Illinois this season, the National Police Racquetball Association (NPRA) Tournament comes to Glass Court. Open to all amateur players across the country, this is a first-time event here in Illinois and a charity fundraiser to assist police officers who have been injured in the line of duty. http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=20296

For anyone coming from out of town to any of these tournaments, the ISRA and Glass Court have negotiated a special rate of $89/night at the Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove, 1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, just 3.5 miles (10 minutes) from the club. Call 630-852-1500 and mention Glass Court Tournaments for the special rate.

We hope to see you soon!
— Your ISRA Board of Directors

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