Time for an Update to the Constitution of the PSC

Dear Pickering Squash Club (PSC) Members.
We hope you are all keeping well and all have remained healthy and safe. We don’t think any of us could have foreseen the significant impact of COVID-19 or the length of time this has extended. However, I’m sure we are all hopeful to see an end to this later this year once the large majority are vaccinated.  

The purpose of this message is to provide you with a brief update from the Club executive team, and request your support and consideration to provide feedback to our refreshed Constitution document.  

While it was announced on April 8th the Rec Complex will remain closed until further notice. Major construction work is well in progress to refurbish the front entrance, lobby, change room facilities, fitness area and other areas, with plans by the City to complete and celebrate a re-opening later this year. Please use the following links for more information regarding construction work in progress, project timeline and updates, expectations for return to the facility once it re-opens, key contacts, status of City facilities, and other important information.  

Facility Renovation – City of Pickeringpickering.ca/covid19 

The Club executive team has continued to meet on a regular monthly basis to address a variety of Club related items including updates to our web site, support of social initiatives, financial matters, highlight the need for maintenance in the courts (sanding), replace some carpeting just outside the singles courts, refresh of our Constitution document, and others.  

While we are very anxious and looking forward to get back on the courts, we have our full trust in the medical teams, Government, management teams and others who are planning to re-open in a manner with our safety as their top priority. Unfortunately, we are not expecting to be informed of the re-opening prior to general announcement to the public from Government and City authorities.  

Regarding the Squash Club Constitution document, (CLICK HERE ) for a draft version with some updates from within the executive team. Note the last update was published in Sept 2005, thus considered well overdue for refresh. Some of the key proposed changes, to this point, include: 

  • Updates to duties of the executive team members (all are strictly volunteer members) 
  • Proposed addition of a “Technical Advisor” 
  • Proposed change in term of the Pres, Vice Pres & Treasurer positions 
  • Proposed changes to election procedures 
  • Proposed changes to inter-club play guidelines, for singles and doubles teams, including challenge procedures 

We are requesting your consideration to carefully review this document and provide your feedback regarding any item. This is an important opportunity for your feedback and ideas to be considered. Our deadline to receive your feedback is August 31 2021, enabling us with time to gather all feedback received, refresh the document and prepare the proposed changes for approval by vote, by the membership during the next AGM, in September. Please forward your comments to [email protected] . or [email protected] Thank you in advance.  

Finally, we urge you to take all precautions, stay safe, receive your vaccination for COVID-19. Reach out to anyone in need with a helping hand and support. 

Best regards and stay safe! 

Fred Dizig
President, Pickering Squash Club