Happy New Year and Love All! What an amazing first year of incredible accomplisments for our organization. Seventy-four of us joined together and touched the lives of thousands through our donations that spanned from local homeless organizations to children’s charities in Mexico and Uganda. And our success is because of you, our great members, and to our dedicated and generous Tennis Serves Others Board of Directors including: Dorene Spearman, Marcia Patterson, Terry Campbell, Kelly Altuzarra, Jill Behrle, Kristine Michaels and Stacy Gavin. Thank you ALL for your commitment, your time, and your tirelessefforts.
Through Tennis Serves Others, we created a NEWtype of tennis team, a group that unites ladies across multiple levels, and even across multiple clubs, to join together based on our common belief in the value of serving others. Let’s continue to grow, strengthening existing bonds and building new friendships as we look ahead at the possibilities of what the future may hold. I’m excited to see what we will accomplish TOGETHERin 2017!
Looking ahead we want to continue to expand our organization to increase the contributions we can make to our beneficiaries. As of January, we will have another law firm assisting us to create new TSO Chapters throughout Orange County and beyond. We are honored that this firm, Latham & Watkins, believed in our mission, vision and values enough to support us pro bono.
Lastly, I want to acknowledge and deeply thank one of our wonderful members, Vicki Dejoy, who designed our new marketing brochure and our incredible Tennis Soles for Othersposter. They both look amazing! Thanks, Vicki! If you have a friend or family member that may want to join TSO, please give them one of these new brochures. Thank you for your membership and support. If you ever have any questions, concerns or ideas for a service project, please feel free to contact me at 619-885-4876.