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September 2, 2008 01:01 PM

The Annual  General Meeting of Western Region took place on Saturday, August
23 at Tennis Club of Rochester from 9am to noon.   Western is accustomed to
informational, working meetings and so Bill Mountford,  former Director of
Tennis for the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, was brought in as a

His topic, "Managing Groups to Maximize Impact", was well received by the
participants, who joined in to work out in Bill's oncourt drill formats. 
Lunch was served at Tennis Club of Rochester which allowed Joe Steger,
Western's COS and Maria Lirio,  our TSR, to conference with Board Members and

Attendees included: Steve Pekich, Regional Vice President,  Barry Prince, 1st
Vice President, and Ann Mott,  Rochester Representative,  along with Billy
Nealon and Steve Pike of Tennis Club of Rochester, Paul Lobban of Midtown
Athletic Club and Ron Dyson, USPTA/Eastern Vice President. 
The weather cooperated fully with a beautiful day and the meeting was both
informational and fun.