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FROM THE USAPA USAPA YEAR IN R view BY BOB NIBARGER, USAPA COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR I just opened my iPhone calendar application and at the time of this writing there were only 87 days left until New Year’s Eve. Wow, where has this year gone, and wow again as I reflect back on the USAPA accomplishments for 2017! Our January magazine will feature many of the accomplishments either in the works or completed by the USAPA during the 2017 calendar year. Some of the highlights include: • USAPA Hires Drew Wathey as Managing Director of Athletic Programs • USAPA Explores Partnership with AAU • USAPA Launches New Mobile App • USAPA Juniors Web Page Goes Live • USAPA Hosts St. Jude Tournament and Raises Over $6,000 for Kids • USAPA Expands Regional Districts • USAPA Announces and Supports New Pickleball Hall of Fame • USAPA Launches New Member Rewards Program • USAPA Launches the New Places2Play Website and Corresponding Apple Mobile App This is just a taste of the numerous USAPA board initiatives that are either planned or in the works. We are always looking for interesting stories about your clubs and programs. Our contact email address is communications@usapa.org. Have a safe and joyous holiday season and remember to “keep your paddle up.”  • CJ Jermstad Elected New USAPA Vice President C arrie (CJ) Jermstad was elected Vice President by the USAPA Board of Directors at its October meeting. She will be joining newly elected President Jack Thomas beginning in January. These two positions became available after David Jordan, current USAPA President, announced that he will not be continuing in the role. Jordan has served as USAPA President since 2007, succeeding Dennis Dacey. Jermstad will continue to work with the USAPA Ambassador Program along with USAPA staff member Drew Wathey. Congratulations to CJ as she begins her new position in January of 2018!  • 8 TO SUBSCRIBE CALL 888.308.3720 OR GO TO THEPICKLEBALLMAG.COM