Governance
Governing documents
 
The following documents are available for download by clicking on each item.
 
 
The Board of Directors is the governing body for the Ranch Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club, Inc.
 
Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in Club 21. All interested members are invited to attend. There is an opportunity for members to speak at the beginning of the meeting. The Board can be contacted by e-mail through the Contact menu tab.
 
The Board is made up of volunteers from our community who are elected annually by a secret mail-in ballot by the Association members as defined in the Governing Documents. Any property owner in good standing within the Club community is eligible to run for the Board. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to act in good faith on behalf of the community.  They make decisions for the community regarding Association management, committee appointments, contracts, insurance, financial management, legal issues, enforcement, discipline, personnel, and other duties outlined in the laws and governing documents.
 
All members of the Board sign a Code of Conduct that outlines Board Member responsibilities including: guidelines for professional conduct; protection of confidential information; standards of professional behavior and roles regarding employees. The Code provides a mechanism for imposing disciplinary action when those obligations are not met.
 
Elections are held annually in March of each year. If a vacancy on the Board should occur due to death or resignation, the remaining Board members have the authority to appoint an eligible replacement director from the community to fulfill the remaining term of the vacant position. 
 
 
The Board of Directors are:
 
President David Chaffee
Vice-President David Hadacek
Treasurer Bob Dennis
Secretary Debbie Sawyer
Board Director Ed Ashman
Board Director Ken Baumann
Board Director Laura Haver
Board Director Lonnie Richardson
Board Director Beth Sauer
 
About the Board
 
David Chaffee first came to Rancho Bernardo in 1976 with his wife and three children. With advanced degrees in both Chinese History and International Finance, David spent most of his career in Commercial Banking both here in San Diego and in the Far East. As an active member of the Woodcrafters Club, he has used the club from that perspective for several years. He continues to be an active  Pickleball player. He enjoys working with the club and the commitment to keep the Club in excellent condition.
 
Dave Hadacek has lived in Rancho Bernardo since 1985. His family are avid users of the Club’s pool, gym and courts.  Dave has been on the Board of Directors since 2015 where he has served in many leadership positions.  He currently serves on various nonprofit boards that meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, bridging hearing and non-hearing worlds, improving core education of youth and leadership training.  Dave recently retired from Solar Turbines where he served as the Director of Engineering.  His experience is being utilized to help make the Club a better place for our community.
 
Bob Dennis has been a member of the Club for 21 years. As a recent new member of the board he uses his experience as a CPA as Treasurer and head of the finance committee.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debbie Sawyer has enjoyed living in Rancho Bernardo since 1979 and is native to the San Diego area. She is a retired educator of the Poway Unified School District. Debbie and her family moved to the Greens West neighborhood 17 years ago and she has been an active member of The Club for many years. She observes that the Club has grown and changed with the ever-expanding community and, as a new board member, Debbie enjoys contributing in a positive and productive way to the Club community. 
 
Edwin Ashman was five years old when his family moved to Rancho Bernardo and he fell in love with the Club. Today he lives in the Greens with his wife and three children. The family enjoys the workout room, social function, swimming, tennis, and pickleball. Professionally, he spent  majority of his career in sales and marketing including working for fortune 500 companies and in Real Estate. He has degrees in Economic/Business Administration and Counseling.
 
Ken Baumann and his family have been  residents of the Club since 1972. Ken has served on the Board of Directors for over 15 years. He has been the chairperson of several committees over the years including, Building and Grounds, Activities and Fitness Room. At one time Ken was volunteer acting Club Manager for five months. He also was elected to the Club's Raquet Club Board where he was President for two terms. In 1985 he was elected to the Rancho Bernardo Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Laura Haver has a professional background that includes coaching tennis for over 20 years and working as the Director of Community Relations for a digital marketing agency. She has a Masters Degree in International Communication from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She played college tennis at Ohio State University where her team was ranked Top 20 in the NCAA’s. She also competed on the Beach Tennis Pro Tour and was National Champion in both Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. These days you can find her at the club playing with her two boys, her niece, nephew, sister and extended family. Laura has been serving on the board since 2017. She was Secretary for two years and has been a part of the following committees: tennis, activities, and building and grounds.
 
Lonnee Richardson serves the community needs for the future of the Club and Social Media through FaceBook.   “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
 
 
 
 
 
Beth Sauer has been a Rancho Bernardo resident since 1992 with her husband, Rick, and their three children. Beth and Rick are local real estate agents with Windermere Homes and Estates. She joined the Board of Directors in March 2019 and is currently serving as the Chair of the Racquet Sports committee.