What a brilliant turnout we had at our Open Day. We had plenty of prospective members, most of whom have signed up. We had a glittering array of Dignitaries. A special thanks to Kelly O’Dwyer for continuing to support us with all her other responsibilities (being the Minister for Small Business and the Assistant Treasurer is apparently time consuming as well). Similarly, we want to thank Michael O’Brien our State Member. Plenty to do in opposition. Finally we want to thank John McMorrow from Stonnington (the land owners). We were all very heartened by his commitment to put our case forward for funding.
Wes Horskins and his team from FTA did a brilliant job organising a range of activities. We were all keen to see how fast we could serve. Some of us shone (Simon Willox and Paul Lidgerwood to mention a couple). Some of us have kept our results quiet (President).
This year our sponsors were out in force. The Bank of Melbourne Wheel was a stand out. The team entertained our visitors admirably. Penfold Audi brought the “Cars” and were celebrating the opening of their Service Centre, just around the corner. Rae and her colleagues from Marshall White had an Open House and we thank them for their support. We also had Jason Lee and his team from Malvern East Physiotherapy giving a Hands On free assessment. There are many of us in need of their help. We had the first opening of Club Sandwich inside our Clubhouse. Youri and Simon make a great coffee and the food was excellent. Our only missing sponsor was our pool heating guy - Sunlover Heating.
If you need any of the services our sponsors offer, please remember to mention your are from East Malvern Tennis Club. This will let them know that being associated with us is a worthwhile activity.
Each year we improve on the Open Day. We will be going even harder next year. We really appreciate everyone who directs new members to join the Club.