Changes at Downey Tennis Club

Dear Editor:It is the opener for tennis season 2010-11 and, as we all know, "Life Happens!" Mike Murray, who has served as our club president the past eight years, is stepping down this season. His commitment to sportsmanship and tennis has definitely fostered the growth of our club. While we all hate to admit it, many of our club members are aging and dealing with physical injuries, recovering and simply "life changes" - such as retirement and pursuing new interests. Mike has been a tremendous president by ensuring the Downey Tennis Club has a "voice" within the city. Under his leadership, the club has a face in the community - for one, participating in the Downey Street Faire; speaking at City Council meetings; and interface with the city Parks and Recreation Department on matters that affect us. Mike is now president of the Downey Chamber of Commerce and serves as part of the city's Planning Commission. While he will no longer serve as the Downey Tennis Club's president, he definitely plans to continue playing tennis and helping out with the club's needs. Jan Wright-Minz, who has been our treasurer the past few years, is also leaving us - moving to her new home in Reno, Nev. Jan will be retiring and joining her husband, Doug, in a new life of leisure - playing tennis and enjoying seasonal weather changes! Other members that have moved away from Downey are Carl and Barbara Loza to Trabucco Canyon to be closer to their family. We wish them all our sincere best wishes in their new homes, and pay our thanks for being part of our lives - on and off the courts - for so many years. As mentioned earlier, it is time for change. The board will continue planning, scheduling and coordinating our club's events. We will continue to perform the same activities throughout the year that we find profitable and fun. We always welcome new members to join us at our monthly meetings, and to help out whenever/wherever you can. And don't forget to visit our website at www.downeytennisclub.com. Thank you! -- Downey Tennis Club

********** Published: October 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 25