Are you a “closet” tennis player who would like to get out on the court with a really fun group?! We have a tennis league that plays doubles on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church and we need a few more players for our fall session that begins on August 14. We welcome anyone, male or female, to join us regardless of skill level! Please contact Diane de Ropp at 573-1507 or email@example.com if you’re interested in having a good time while getting some exercise! Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!
It is with great sadness that we inform you that our cat, Abby, was killed last night and we suspect that a coyote got her. We live at 4126 Maloney Road and lost our cat, Morris, a year ago to the same fate. Both cats were allowed inside/outside, and being prone to explore at night were vulnerable to attacks. We would suggest to those of you who have cats to keep them in at night. We will certainly be more cautious with our remaining cat, Smoky.
How exciting to have three beautifully-refurbished tennis courts at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church now ready for action! Thanks again to everyone who supported this project and joined us for our “ribbon-cutting” on Sunday! A special thanks to Dr. James McTyre, our minister, who cut the ribbon and welcomed everyone to enjoy this wonderful facility. Steve, Anne Marie and Annika Rasmussen were the first to try out the courts and gave them a “thumbs-up”! Kara Hudgens took some great photos which are posted on Facebook. Now it’s time to “play ball’!
Diane de Ropp
Our tennis court refurbishment project at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church will be completed this week and everyone is invited to our “ribbon-cutting” celebration on Sunday, August 28th at 5:00 at the courts. A total of $20, 085.50 was raised and Lake Hills Church contributed 25% of the total cost of the project, so we were able to straighten and paint the fences as well as resurface the courts! A huge thanks to the members of the Lakemoor Hills Resource Council for their invaluable assistance in handling all the tax-deductible contributions and to Jim de Ropp, Penny Mitchell and Stuart Worden for heading up the fund-raising campaign. Flo Curtis, Sue Humble, Cindy McLaughlin and Kathy Unger were also a great help as members of the project committee. Jim de Ropp deserves a special thanks for all the time and effort he has put into this project. We were so fortunate to have an individual with his dedication and expertise. Of course, thanks to the support of the LHHA, the Lake Hills Tennis League, Lake Hills Church and so many of you in our community that gave generously to support this project. We can now be proud of our beautiful “new” courts! We look forward to seeing you this Sunday for light refreshments and the opportunity to visit with neighbors at this joyous celebration!
Diane de Ropp
Tennis Court Refurbishment Project
We want to thank Niles and Nancy Larson for their generous contribution to our tennis court refurbishment project. Their donation at the silver level put our total contributions at $19,700! Thanks again to all of you who have supported this project! What a wonderful neighborhood we live in!
Unfortunately, when the list of donors for the tennis court refurbishment project was published, the names of two couples were inadvertently left off. Please accept my sincerest apologies for these oversights! We want to also acknowledge the generous contributions from Mike Parker and Suzan Bowman and Jim and Linda Worden. My apologies also to Karen and Harvey White whose surname White was not included. Once again I am so very sorry for these oversights.
Diane de Ropp
Tennis Court Project Chairperson
Great news! Our fund-raising campaign for our tennis courts refurbishment project has been a great success! We were able to raise $18,705, so we will not only be able to fund the original improvements, but we will also be able to straighten and paint the chain link fence surrounding the courts. The work will commence in August, and we plan to have a “ribbon-cutting” celebration at 5:00 on August 28. Please plan to join us for this joyous celebration.
The success of this campaign comes down to the support and generosity of so many of you in our community. First of all, we appreciate so much that Lake Hills Presbyterian Church is funding 25% of the total cost of the project. Also the Lakemoor Hills Homeowner’s Association and the Lake Hills Tennis League each donated $1,000 to this endeavor. We also want to thank our 44 individual contributors who donated $16,700 to the project. A list of these contributors is attached and will be posted at our “ribbon-cutting” on August 28 and at our homeowner’s meeting on September 13. Due to church policy, a plaque will not be located at the courts.
A fund-raising campaign of this magnitude took a lot of teamwork, and we can thank Jim de Ropp, Penny Mitchell and Stuart Worden for all the time and effort they put into this successful drive. We also appreciate the help of committee members Flo Curtis, Sue Humble, Cindy McLaughlin, and Kathy Unger. A big thanks also goes to Alex and Pat Shivers who shared their lovely home, Speedwell Manor, for our fund-raising reception. Penny Mitchell did a great job organizing and handling the details of this event.
Our fund-raising campaign would not have gone so smoothly if it had not been for the assistance of the Lakemoor Hills Resource Council. President Charlie Mulligan kept everything on track, Sue Humble made numerous trips to the P. O. Box, and Treasurer Bill Stoess did a masterful job of documenting and acknowledging the tax-deductible contributions with a hand-written note. Arnold Cohen handled all legal issues and Richard Gillespie is project administrator.
In closing, this community project would not be possible without the support and commitment of Lake Hills Church, our homeowner’s association, the tennis league and so many concerned and giving individuals. We can all be very proud that our courts will continue to be a safe and attractive asset for our community. We thank every one of you for making this project a reality.
With much appreciation,
Diane de Ropp
Tennis Court Refurbishment Project Chairperson
Contributors to Lake Hills Presbyterian Church Tennis Courts Refurbishment Project
Fund-Raising Campaign, May – July 2016
Platinum Level – Elaine and Eric Zeanah
Gold Level – Jim and Diane de Ropp
Silver Level – Betty Allen, Flo and Bill Curtis, John Moyer, Stuart Worden
Lakemoor Hills Homeowner’s Association
Lake Hills Tennis League
Bronze Level – Carolyn and Dwight Christian Buz and Tanya Copeland
John and Linda Haynes Mark and Cathy Hill,
Sue and Randy Humble Penny and Buddy Mitchell,
Karen and Harvey White Rita Powers
Steve and Anne Marie Rasmussen Tim and Kathleen Zitzman
Other Generous Contributors:
Bill Stoess and Mary Cartwright
Charlie and Geri Mulligan
Jewel and Thomas Davis
Don and Lynn Kleinfelter
Clay and Nicole Aalders
John and Margo Simmons
Thomas and Karen Mercurio
Jill and Gary Stalwalt
Tim and Cindy McLaughlin
Mary Jane Bowman
Bob and Kathy Proctor
Rob and Kathy Unger
Ted Smith and David Butler
Arnold and Susan Cohen
Jim and Barbara Kincaid
John and Ruth Coleman
Reggie and Katie High
David and Sharon Gerkin
Randy Kerns & Leslie Schuller
Thanks again for your generosity and support!
Please find attached a project description and detachable pledge card for our Tennis Court Refurbishment Project. Your contribution is tax deductible and is greatly appreciated. Please send your contribution to Lakemoor Hills Resource Council at P.O. Box 10435, Knoxville, TN 37939 and specify Tennis Court Project on your check.
Thank you for your support of this important community project.
Diane de Ropp
Our long-haired orange and white tabby “Morris” is missing! Please help us find him. We live at 4126 Maloney Rd. and our phone is 573-1507.
Thanks so much for your help. Jim and Diane de Ropp