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 Lynn Maloney
Board Director Lonnie Richardson
Board Director Mike Samson
Board Director Beth Sauer
Board Director Tom Sollie
 
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. 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
LYNN MALONEY
RBSTC is a beautiful asset to our community! One of my first thoughts after seeing the club was “what a great place to raise a family!” My background includes: teaching 2nd grade; developed an Identity Program for Motorola Dealers Nationwide; Sales and Accounting for family business; Director of Operations for Nationwide Fundraising Company; currently retired and enjoying life!
As a past board member, I was President, Vice President and Secretary. I also served on the many committees including: Tennis/Pickleball, Guest Policy, Hiring Current General Manager and HR.
I recently celebrated my 47th anniversary, have two married daughters and four grandchildren that live in RB. I love spending time with my grandkids on the playground, pool and watching them play tennis. Now, most of my time is spent playing and growing the game of Pickleball in RB.
My focus is to be fiscally responsible and HR compliant, while maintaining a friendly environment for members, guests and staff.
 
 
MIKE SAMSON
I have been a home owner in the San Diego area since 1981. In 2008, my wife Karon and I purchased a home in Rancho Bernardo and we’ve been members of the RBS&T Club since that time. We hope this will be our “forever home” because we love it!
I am a retired U.S. Naval officer having served 26 years on active and reserve duty. I also had a 33-year career as a CPA, retiring as a senior partner from a large international firm in 2016. I am now a part-time business consultant to clients in the San Diego area. Karon is active in the
community, serving as Treasurer for a local chapter of Soroptimists International.
During my career in public accounting, I provided financial statement audit services to numerous clients in numerous industries. Those services included attending and actively participating in many hundreds of Board meetings in which I observed and provided consultation on matters such as Board governance, risk management, executive performance, and decision-making considerations.
 
 
 
 
TOM SOLLIE
Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club has always played a big part in my life. I started going to the Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club on a regular basis with my family back in 1964. I was only six years old at the time. Over the next 10 years I spent additional time at "The Club" with friends. It has always been a wonderful place for family and friends.
I have a strong background in conflict resolution and leadership, having worked with the California Highway Patrol, Public Defenders Office and as a Captain flying business jets all across North America. I have a strong background in teaching. As a Certified Flight Instructor since 1980, I have extensive experience teaching ground school and flight. I currently volunteer, teaching children how to read and write while serving as a mentor and counselor to
these children.
As a member of the board, I will focus on being financially responsible and will exercise sound moral and ethical judgment in all tasks. Providing a friendly and safe environment for all members and guest will be paramount.