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TO: SC Certified Officials
FROM: Nominating Committee USTA/SC Officials Council
RE: Election of Directors for 2005
DATE: November 5, 2004

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In accordance with our Constitution and By-laws, it is time to elect two directors to replace Pat Garren and Ann Gettys whose terms expire this year. The counting of ballots and formal election will be at the Annual Meeting in Hilton Head on December 4, 2004. Even if you plan to attend this meeting, please return your proxy not later than November 28, 2004 so you may have a voice in the selection of your Council’s Directors.

The following have been nominated and have agreed to serve if elected:
Pat Garren
– Travellers Rest, SC; a certified official for 14 years, has agreed to run for a second term. She is currently certified as a USTA level Referee, Chief Umpire and Chair official as well as being ITA certified. For several years she has scheduled many of the dual matches for the upstate colleges, and has been the referee for the Southern Conference championships in many years. Pat is also an experienced line umpire who has worked a number of professional events in the past.

Bob Keivit – Columbia, SC; a certified official for 3 years. He is certified as a Sectional Umpire and  Provisional Referee and is an ITA official who works a number of USC matches. He attended a district Chair School this past summer.
Eileen McIntosh – Columbia, SC; a certified official for 8 years. She is a Sectional Umpire and is ITA certified. Eileen works primarily junior tournaments as well as a number of USC dual matches, and she also attended the Chair School this past summer.

Bena Peek – Greenville, SC; a certified official for 3 years. In her short time as an official she has risen to the level of USTA Chair and Sectional Referee and is also ITA certified. An energetic official who is eager to learn, she has chaired matches at the Southern Conference, NCAA Regionals, and a National Open16s. She also attended Chair School this past July.

Your present directors who continue in office are Tom Brewer - Charleston, Al Marshall -  Aiken, Bernie McGuire - Columbia and Kurt Wassén - Kiawah Island as your District Chairman [appointed by the USTA/SC Chairman.]

Respectfully submitted,
      Nominating Committee
      Al Marshall, chairman
      Becky Dobbins