Fall Brings Opportunities to Serve the Club


By: Todd Simmons

We finally had some Fall weather this week. Changes are on the way as far as the weather, and I for one am excited for cooler temperatures. However, our club is heating up!

We have our Bob Noel Tennis Tournament coming up in less than a month. We have decided to move the tourney to a new location, Southern Oaks Golf and Tennis Club. They have just completed construction of a brand-new tennis facility which is being managed by our friend and supporter, Ernie Abraham. I hope the change will bring a new excitement and more participation for our tourney.

The next upcoming event is the FALALALA 5K. Greg Barberee is working on a new logo and we are expecting great weather this year plus a record attendance for runners. As we discuss these events in our meetings, please think of vendors, friends, and family you know who might be interested in helping us raise funds for the kids in the MISD.

I recently attended a meeting with the Chamber Nonprofit Council and our speaker indicated that over 70% of donations are from individuals. Our fundraiser committee will meet soon and discuss way we can tap into the population of Mansfield to increase our club donations.

As many of you know, the Magic Show is our best annual fundraiser and those monies come from phone calls made to individuals in Mansfield. Let’s keep our club hot through the coming months. Ask someone to visit the club. Thanks for being Difference Makers.