Election of CATS Officers
If you’ve ever thought about helping to run CATS, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

According to CATS’ bylaws, there should be an election of officers every other year. With the pandemic in 2021, all the officers at the time agreed to continue in their offices and we did not hold an election. Now, as CATS begins fiscal year 2023-24, we want to know if anyone is interested in running for president, vice-president, treasurer, or secretary.

CATS is managed by a board consisting of the four elected offices and several appointed positions. Officers serve two-year terms and work with the appointed board members to keep CATS running. Board meetings are held approximately four times a year, with occasional email communications between meetings, as the need arises. The term begins on September 1, 2023, the beginning of CATS’ fiscal year, and runs through August 31, 2025.

If you are interested in running for one of the four offices, let Justin Todd know of your interest by September 11. Justin can be reached at or 313-418-1589.

If there are no new candidates, then the current officers will be retained with no formal vote by the membership taken.

If you aren’t interested in running for office, CATS also needs a new Membership Chairperson and Social Committee Chairperson. The Membership Chairperson should be fanatical about keeping meticulous records and comfortable working with (not creating) a data base.

The participation of members at all levels is what has kept CATS going for more than fifty years as an active tennis group.

The duties of each office follow:

President (Having prior experience on the CATS board is a plus, although not a strict prerequisite for nomination to the office of President.)
• Throughout the year, collaborate with other board members to keep CATS running.
• Set the agenda for the board meetings, and run the meetings.
• Serve as primary liaison with Lakeshore.
• Serve as an invited guest at social committee meetings.

• Order, store, and distribute prizes for seasonal and multiple-season winners.
• Chair the board meetings, if the president is unavailable.

• Handle receipts/payments, bank deposits, and maintain checkbook.
• Assist Team Captains and Division Coordinators by tracking court fee collections.
• Propose annual budgets for board approval and track progress.
• Provide periodic financial reports to the board.

• Take minutes at board meetings and distribute to board members in a timely fashion.

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