About Last Thursday…

A message from Wendy:

Hello Badminton Friends,

I realize the situation with the number of courts last week was not ideal. Please accept our apology for all the trouble in getting our summer season started.

Tuesday, we had email confirmation from the Town that both gyms were ours, but the second gym was scooped up before our permit was officially filed by the Town in their system. The Town let us know their error Tuesday, and we shared the message with the club as soon as we found out.

As for Thursday, our permit was on file, however a few dates were accidentally omitted by the Town when they completed the permit, including Thursday. So once again, the gym was scooped up immediately. Our contact at the Town didn’t realize their error until after the fact, hence no message from us to you in advance.

We have sorted out all the permit issues with the Town, and there should be no more problems going forward. Raj, Vinu, Leanne and myself all have copies of the revised permit in hand, in case any questions arise at the Velodrome. We have 2 gyms for the rest of the summer.

Just as an aside, the Town originally assigned two gyms to us for the whole summer. When we didn’t have enough people registered to pay the summer downpayment by the Town deadline, we had to let go of the second gym. If everyone paid earlier, we would have had no issues with the permit. I know I sound like your mom wagging her finger, but you should know that the people who do the permits are very busy, and gym space (especially our time slot) is in HIGH demand.

The Town has actually been great with us… we are lucky to even have the second gym after giving it up earlier. Lots of people wanted our gym.

That being said, last week was frustrating for all of us. To those of you who were kind enough to register your complaints about last week in writing, we really appreciate it.

Thank you to those who emailed us your concerns.  I have forwarded your messages to the Town (verbatim but with names removed) to provide support for my request of a free night of play. That request has not been answered as of yet.

Please note… even if we do get a free night, at this point there would be no refund. The free night just gets us one step closer to covering our final bill for the summer permit!

So please thank your executive when you see them, because even though you’ve had some frustrations on the court, I can assure you, the work behind the scenes requires more effort than you might imagine, and it’s all on their own time.

Wishing you a fun, safe, social, and active season of summer badminton.

Thanks, as always, for your patience in moving toward smooth operations.

Wendy (on behalf of MBC executive)

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One Gym Tonight and Summer Membership Fees

Due to a city scheduling mishap, we will have only 1 gym/3 courts this evening.  There will be no guests permitted to play this evening.

Beginning May 10, 2018 and onward, we will have secured 2 gyms/6 courts.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience this evening.

Also, kind reminder that I will be there this evening between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM collecting summer membership fees.  For more information, please visit https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/2018/05/04/good-news-were-getting-a-second-gym-3-more-courts/.

Good News! We’re getting a second gym/3 more courts!

We have secured a second gym for summer badminton starting May 8th.
Be one of the first 30 to pay to guarantee your spot! Summer fee is $200.
Payments will be accepted by cheque only and payable to the Milton Badminton Club during regular play nights at the club (Tues/Thurs 8:30-10:30).
The follow people below must CONFIRM that they are still interested in summer membership by commenting on this post as I still have their cheque.
– Willy Rao
– Viral Patel
– Chetan Veerabhadraswamy
– Dinesh Chinnaswamy
– Laki Khan
– Amit Nandedkar
– Robert Ramirez
– Atif Hayat Magnat
– Nick Bhangal
– Pranav Parikh
Don’t miss out!”

Goodbye Winter, Hello Summer (and Social Night Pics)

Thank you to all those who attended Social Night last Friday!  Special thank you goes out to those who paid guest fees to pay for this night and for the members who came bringing their good vibes and high spirits.  It was nice to get to know people off the court and share some laughs together and a good way to end the season.  Cheers!  If you have any feedback on this event, please comment on this post.

Tonight is the first night for our Summer Season.

Jumping high fives to Carl, Niraj and Ranjan for providing the pics below!!!

Summer Membership is Finalized (and don’t forget to RSVP for Social Night)

Hi Team,
We will be moving forward with one gym/3 courts for the 2018 Summer Season.  Please note that space was limited and the first to submit their payments were granted memberships (don’t shoot the messenger).  Special shout out to Raj who has volunteered to help setup/take down during our Summer Season.  Thanks Raj!
Guests will not be permitted for the month of May.
Summer 2018 Members
Al Pereira
Alfred Mathivathanan
Alok Anadkat
Aziz Mukhayar
Balraj Narang
Binod Upadhaya
Brian Mereweather
Carl Chan
Chirag Shah
Darwesh Mangat
Dinesh Kumar
Garret Condon
Harry (Harjot) Bajwa
Jenn Kay
Junaid Akhtar
Lalit Jagasia
Laura Goodman
Martin Kay
Muhammad Aamir Iqbal
Nirav Patel
Praveen Penubaka
Raj Sehgal
Ranjan Rao
Ravil Vaju
Rebecca Trischler
Saeed Sarwar
Santosh
Stephen Burnett
Sumit Kharbanda
Swathi Rao
Thangaraja Kannan
Vijay Venkatesan
Vinu George
Kind reminder to the current Winter 2017/2018 Members of the Badminton Social Night.  Tonight is the last night to let us know if you’re going to join the fun or let the rest of us drink your beer!  Let us know you are coming by RSVPing here https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/2018/03/28/badminton-social-night/

Last Night for Summer Membership Fees

Thank you for all those who came and submitted their payment last Tuesday for the summer season.  Special thank you to those who came during the allotted time to allow me play time too!

This evening will be the last night to submit summer membership fees.  We must receive another 30 memberships to secure a second gym.  If 30 more memberships are not reached this evening, memberships received today will not be fulfilled and cheques will be responsibly destroyed at a reputable bank.   I hope we reach our second 30 member target!

Those who paid last Tuesday are guaranteed membership over the summer season and are listed below:

Al Dinesh Raj
Alfred Garret Ranjan
Alok Harry (Harjot) Ravil
Anish Jen Rebecca
Aziz Junaid Saeed
Balraj Lalit Sumit
Binod Laura Swathi
Brian Martin Thangaraja
Carl Muhammad Tijo
Chirag Nirav Vijay
Darwesh Praveen Vinu

To our current 2017-2018 Winter Members – don’t forget to RSVP before April 13, 2018 to our night of BS… I mean, our BS Night.  Information can be found here: https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/latest-information/

Badminton Social Night

Dear 2018-2017 Winter Members,

Thank you all for a fun and successful winter season!

Let’s spend some time together over apps and drinks at:

Turtle Jack’s Muskoka Grill

1101 Maple Ave. Milton, ON L9T 0A5

April 27, 2018 at 7:45 PM

The club will cover the cost of the first round of food and pitchers.  You can thank our guest fees for that!

Let us know if you are coming! 

Please RSVP at https://doodle.com/poll/fgwac7qhym383ni9 before April 13, 2018.

Summer Membership Fees due this week

Hi Folks,

Kind reminder that Summer Membership has been opened.  Payment can be made this week only.  Visit https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/2018/03/23/summer-membership-is-open/ for more details.

It would be very kind if membership payments can be made between 7:30 and 8:00 PM to allow me to play tonight too!  That would be very much appreciated.

First 30 members are guaranteed to play.  Spots cannot be held.

See you tonight!

 

Summer Membership is Open

We are currently enrolling member for the 2018 Summer Badminton Season!

Summer season Starts May 1 and ends September 27, 2018.  Membership cost is $200 and granted on first-come-first-served basis.

The number of courts will be determined based on the number of members who register.  First 30 members are guaranteed to play.

Membership fees will be accepted by cheque only at the Velodrome on March 27 and March 29 between 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM (before play time).  No other membership fee collection dates will be scheduled.  I (Leanne) am unavailable for the month of April.

There are current scheduled blackout dates are posted on the club calendar (https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/).  This schedule is updated regularly.

  • April 12
  • June 26
  • June 28

Hope to see everyone next week.  Have a great weekend!

Leanne

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Update: Changing Colour Designation

The Challenge process of changing colour designations has been piloted, reviewed and revised.

Moving forward:

Those wishing to move from BLUE to RED must make the request using the “Contact Us” form on the website.  Successful colour change requires 50% votes from the MBC Executive Group in favor of the colour change.

Those wishing to move from RED to YELLOW must make the request using the “Contact Us” form on the website.  Successful colour change requires 4/7 votes from current yellow players in favor of the colour change.

Response from the vote will be relayed back to the member within 2 weeks of making the request.

Those who have already made an email request for colour change will be addressed this week.

Please let me or Vinu know if you have any questions.

See you tonight!