Hugh and Elaine Bohm, the founders and developers of POPS (Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society) have decided to step aside from their roles on the executive. Their passion, leadership and generosity of time, encouragement and skill development have inspired many to become pickleball enthusiasts. We are indebted and grateful for their tireless work. Elaine’s ongoing support and guidance to POPS is appreciated. We wish Hugh much success in his recovery from health issues and we look forward to seeing him on the courts in the near future.
For the 2020 season, if we should be permitted to play as a club this summer season, the executive and members at large are listed below. Their role is to prepare for play when it resumes. Included in this preparation are plans to host a general meeting of all club members to discuss and finalize the details of club play.
The Parksville Oceanside Pickleball Society website will now be used as our communication medium for members.
Executive and Members at large:
President: John Kuzbik
Vice President: Kevin Hewco
Secretary: Mairi Speed
Treasurer: John Kuzbik
Members at Large: Elaine Bohm, Rick MacNeal, Susette Cote, Michael Murphy
In 2019 POPS had over 200 club members with diverse experience and expertise. We require volunteers to continue to make POPS an organization committed to maintaining a welcome, friendly and inclusive environment for play, socializing and skill development for players of all ages and abilities. If you are interested in volunteering please let a member of the executive know and indicate what area you may be willing to assist.
Our first priority for a new volunteer is a webmaster. If you have had experience in website design and are interested in taking on that task with POPS please contact John Kuzbik.
Stay safe as you play independently, we look forward to the start of club play, while knowing it will likely look different from previous summers as we comply with the provincial and local COVID requirements.