Third Quarter 2016

VP of Fundraising Set Jill Behrle

We are excited to announce the theme of our spring luncheon will be WIMBLEDON! Cheers, Guvna! Our Tennis Soles for Others program is going strong. We have bins set up in Laguna Niguel Racquet Club, Life Time San Clemente, Tustin Hills Racquet Club, Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Club, Mission Viejo, Racquet Club of Irvine, Marguerite Tennis Pavilion, and Marbella Country Club.
We donate these gently used shoes to the following beneficiaries:
• Central Community Christian
• Friendship Shelter in Laguna
• Siempre Para Los Ninos
• Tijuana Christian Mission
Thank you to those who participated in our August Pop-Up Liveball event! Special thanks to Vika and Vitali for contributing their time. Watch for our next event in October. Thanks to Dorene Spearman, Kelly Grunbeck, Kevil Linn, Stella Charton, Cathy Bass, and Dee Hall for contributing to our Orangewood lunch service outing!

Many Hands Working Together Can Make a Big Difference 

  • Play Tennis
  • Serve Others
  • Love All
VP of Fundraising Set Jill Behrle2018-08-08T07:08:20-07:00

VP of Beneficiary Set Kristine Michaels

Hello, Tennis Serves Others Members. First, I would like to announce our TSO Beneficiary committee: Morgan Amirani, Barb Lanni, Mary Crosby, Kat Frost, Kelly Grunbeck, Cindi Johnson, and Karyn Whitham. Thank you all for volunteering to serve with me. Congratulations to TSO for filling the needs of so many through our Tennis Soles for Others program. We continue to find new tennis clubs to host shoe collection boxes and distribute our shoes to more and more individuals in economically depressed areas each month. If you
have any suggestions for beneficiaries, please let us know. In August, we also filled the need yet again for Orangewood Foundation by donating food and delivering a meal for their youth center that serves foster youth. We are going to donate more meals as the schedule allows. Thanks to our new Nellie Gail Chapter, through a September round robin, TSO raised money for its first Individual beneficiary, Niko, who suffers from childhood Leukemia. September also brought us an opportunity to raise funds for Mary’s Kitchen at an RCI Round Robin event. Thank you to our new members Kevil Linn, Morgan Amirani, and Peta Carley for volunteering to work this event! I’m looking forward to what our group will be contributing to our community over the next quarter. In the coming months, we will be filling the need of diapers/baby formula for local Families in need through Families Forward at our LNRC November Round Robin. Our TSO Beneficiary
Committee will also be working on selecting beneficiary options for our December Adopt-A-Family service project. Please keep in mind that TSO wants to hear from you. We have an application for a beneficiary that is an organization and also an application for individuals online. If you have a beneficiary in mind you would like us to support, please fill out the application and drop it in our TSO envelope at the LNRC front desk or send an email to [email protected]

Love All!

Love Trivia!
The theme for our Grand May Tournament will be Wimbledon. Did you know the Ladies’ Singles Champion Trophy is called the Venus Rosewater Dish?
A rosewater dish is a platter or used after eating to catch rosewater poured over the hands to wash them, as well as used to test food for poison. The female image is of Sophrosyne, Greek goddess of moderation, self-control, temperance, restraint, and discretion.We all have those qualities on the court, right?

VP of Beneficiary Set Kristine Michaels2018-08-08T07:04:10-07:00

VP of Membership Set Kelly Altuzarra

We are now up to 69 members and growing! We recently had members join from San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Nellie Gail, and Newport Beach tennis clubs. We have chapters Life Time San Clemente, Mission Viejo, RCI and Newport Beach! Please spread the news about Tennis Serves Others and help get more people involved. The more hands working, the more we can get done for others! Applications can be found at the front desk of Laguna Niguel Racquet Club or online here:

VP of Membership Set Kelly Altuzarra2018-08-08T06:59:31-07:00

VP of Social Set Stacy Gavin

Thank you to all the members who attended our first ever member meeting at Three Arch Bay Beach on August 31. Save the date: December 8, for our next general membership meeting at Laguna Niguel Racquet Club!

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
—Anaïs Nin

VP of Social Set Stacy Gavin2018-08-08T06:57:16-07:00

Treasurer’s Set Marcia Patterson

On August 17, a Live Ball event was held with 16 participants. We collected $320, which will be used for Tennis Soles for Others expenses, including delivery costs of the shoes to different countries. A new bin was placed at Nellie Gail in early September. On Sept 9, Nellie Gail hosted a fundraiser that we ran for them. The money raised was for a charity called Team Niko, helping a family whose child has leukemia. We gave them a check for $675.00 and got an additional four new members to join TSO. Thank you Kat Frost and Felicia Nugent for your assistance with this event!

Treasurer’s Set Marcia Patterson2018-08-08T06:54:32-07:00

Secretary’s Set Stacy Ison

Thank you, members, for being shining examples of being the change you want to see in the world. I will be moving to Portland, Oregon, soon after this newsletter is published–allowing space for a new secretary to be on the ground here, helping to keep Tennis Serves Others organized, staying on top of corporate requirements, and managing the website and newsletters. It has been my pleasure to serve you, and as TSO chapters expand, I can see it spreading its wings to the Pacific Northwest! While I probably will no longer have a sandal tan all the year through, I am excited to start my next adventure. And I am excited to witness the impact Tennis Serves Others will have on people’s lives and the tennis community worldwide. I am extremely grateful for the friends I have made here, and for being able to touch this community in a positive way. I truly say—Love All!

Secretary’s Set Stacy Ison2018-08-08T06:57:50-07:00

President’s Set

I would like to extend a welcome to our newest members. We’re happy to have you join us as we collectively volunteer within our community. Tennis Serves Others is planning some great events coming up in November and December. On November 21st at Laguna Niguel Racquet Club, we will have a ladies round robin benefitting Families Forward. This non-profit organization is committed to helping Orange County families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In 1984, they started with five rented apartments and have now expanded to hundreds of families regaining their economic independence and finding stable homes for 

their children. In December, we will organize Adopt-a-Family with our mem-bers for the upcoming holiday. We will also be working with member Julie Bacino to prepare “goody bags” for the seniors in our community. Please make sure to attend our membership meeting December 8th, 5:30 pm at LNRC. Along with celebrating the holiday season we will hear from several beneficiaries. As a member you will have the opportunity to vote on which beneficiary we will support for our Grand Gala Event in May 2017, so it’s very important to be in attendance. We look forward to seeing you there. 

President’s Set2018-08-06T22:38:07-07:00

Message From the Founder

 Love All, Ladies! I hope you had a great time at our first membership gathering at Three Arch Bay Beach. It was a fun way to connect, learn more about Tennis Serves Others, and to listen to our speaker, Tom Brennan, on becoming “winners.” Kudos to Stacy Gavin, our VP of Social, who did a phenomenal job with her team in organizing a fun evening. Also, thank you to all our members who signed up to work on a committee. Your committee leaders will be contacting you soon. We still have a few committees open, including:

1.Marketing Committee—Help us get the word out
aboutTSO to other clubs!

2.Grand May Tournament—We need help with Registra- tion, Auction Solicitation, Sponsorship, and Invitations.

If you can help with any of the above, please let us know. Email us at: [email protected]

At our meeting, we voted to amend the bylaws, allowing future bylaws to be amended by the Board of Directors. As we move forward, we realize we need to tweak some of the bylaws to adapt to our growth. Please know that your vote matters, and you will be deciding on our beneficiary for our Grand May Tournament fundraiser next year. This will be our biggest event of the year, where we hope to raise thousands of dollars for an individual or organization in need. 

In addition, when a Director’s term comes to an end, the members will vote to fill the vacancy. If you ever have any questions on the bylaws, please do not hesitate to call me. 

On a final note, please take a moment to reflect on all the TSO accomplishments so far, and remember, you have made this happen! We have raised thousands of dollars for multiple organizations and provided goods for many others. We have helped: 

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • Orangewood Foundation
  • Noble Path Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club of South Coast Area
  • Niko / Team Niko
  • Mary’s Kitchen

In addition, we have served several other beneficiaries through our Tennis Soles for Others (see Jill’s Set below). 

Thank you for being a member, for your support, and for your contributions. 

Love All,

Carol Walsh


Message From the Founder2018-08-06T13:50:40-07:00
Go to Top