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2010 Winter Schedule

During winter break we will be having casual practices during Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at REC Court 4 from 6pm to 8pm. Keep in mind that we will not have practices on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

For winter term, we will be meeting at the Gerlinger B54 from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We do not have Friday practices as of now.

Our practice schedule page has been updated accordingly and should reflect these recent changes.

2009 Fall Term Schedule Update

Tuesday Dec. 8th will be the last day of practice for this fall term. Gerlinger Annex will be closed after next Tuesday. For the dead week, we still have regular practice/training and we will be taking attendance.

We are trying to reserve a REC court for the winter break. We will make an announcement once we get a confirmation from the REC center.

Badminton Team

Update: Only top four men and women’s entry fees will be paid by the club!

We made a short announced over the weekend about the Badminton Team. Here is more detailed information for anyone who is interested.

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What does this mean to regular club members?

Although we are putting greater emphasis on the team members, we made no deliberate attempt to harm the privileges of the regular members. As a regular member you are simply barred from team benefits that we stated before. You are still more than welcome to use used birdies (which are still in adequate condition), participate in casual practices, and have fun!

Why we are focusing on the team?

Our ultimate goals as a club is to promote badminton as a sport and create a welcoming environment for anyone wants to play badminton. Right now, we simply lack resources to pursue both the casual and competitive aspects of the sport. Unfortunately, this means the club has to prioritize its goals and focus our resources on things that are most important to us.

We would like to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Feel free to contact us at anytime.

What does this mean to regular club members?

Although we are putting greater emphasis on the team members, we made no deliberate attempt to harm the privileges of the regular members. As a regular member you are simply barred from team benefits that we stated before. You are still more than welcome to use used birdies (which are still in adequate condition), participate in casual practices, and have fun!


Why we are focusing on the team?

Our ultimate goals as a club is to promote badminton as a sport and create a welcoming environment for anyone wants to play badminton. Right now, we simply lack resources to pursue both the casual and competitive aspects of the sport. Unfortunately, this means the club has to prioritize its goals and focus our resources on things that are most important to us.

New Mailing List

We are making couple of changes to our electronic mailing list. Following changes will be implemented on September 29th.

  1. The current mailing list will be purged. We believe our old mailing list contains too many inactive members. We have considered other options, such as maintaining the old list, but with less than 25% of the members in our list active, we decided that our best option is to start a new list (we currently have +200 addresses in our list and we figured only 30 to 40 people were “active”).
  2. A new mailing list will be started for 2009 and 2010 school year. The new mailing list will be generated mainly through the MEMBERSHIP/WAIVER FORM. Alternative method of submitting email address will be available for people who are not a member but wishes to be on the mailing list.
  3. All announcements made via the mailing list will also be posted here in our blog. Therefore, a member does not necessarily have to be on the mailing list as long as he or she checks the blog regularly or subscribes to the the blog’s RSS feed.

If you have questions regarding our mailing list change, please send us an email. Our email address can be found on the contact page.

2009 Fall Term Schedule

Hey Folks,

Hope y’all are well rested and ready for a exciting new term! Yay!

Well, I think that is enough for the greetings. Let’s move on. Our fall term practice schedule has been set to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:15pm, at the Gerlinger Annex B54. We will adjust to fall term schedule on the first day of school, which is Tuesday, September 29th (for those who don’t know, we don’t have school on Monday).

Oh and just a reminder, we still have summer practices! Student Recreation Center was closed form August 17th to 28th for its annual maintenance, but it has now reopened and our summer schedule is back to normal.

Now, a really old news that I should have announced weeks ago: There has been yet another complaint from the REC Center regarding our closing time. REC Center closes at 8pm during summmer/fall intermission. And understandably the staff would like to go home exactly at 8p.m. So let’s be nice and try to git-r-done by 8pm.

I think this is all for now. We will probably make another announcement just before the beginning of the school for some minor things that are still being straightened out.

Well, until then see you guys/gals later!

2009 Summer Practice Schedule Change

Our summer practice is now held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at REC Court 4 until further notice. For more information, please visit our Practice Schedule page.

WordPress Is Here!

Hello folks,

So, as you can see Badminton Club’s website is now powered by WordPress! Yes, yes, I know. Yet another update you say. Well, I promise you that this will be the last major update for long foreseeable future.

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Since it is unlikely that anyone is going to read this (yes, I’m very realistic) I’m going to end this here.

Cheers!