Meeting Minutes 2016
We had a great first meeting on Wednesday attended by the whole committee except Andre who was gallivanting in Europe! Many thanks to Gibby for his service last year and welcome to Robin this year.
Finance: We have a very healthy bank balance thanks to the great success of the raffle, many thanks to those who sold or bought tickets.
Membership: We now have 78 active members, an all time high. We have cleaned out the roster and all contact information is now up to date. I am attaching the latest version which is now also on the website under the members' section password neds. So, there is no need for anyone to call or email me to ask for a number or email address of a fellow member!! We have photographs of about 40 members and will try to get the rest at Westfields. The intent is to be able to click on the member name on the roster and see a photo so you know who you will be playing with if you haven't met them before
Tournament tees: It was decided that anyone over 65 can opt to play from the tee immediately in front of the designated event tees. If that option is taken the index will be adjusted to that tee as we adjust the ladies indexes to their tees
Tournament costs: We voted to raise the monthly fee to $85, with their still being an option to donate an additional $5 to Fisher House. This was raised at the AGM and the committee sincerely appreciated that it was not met with any objections. This is necessary due to higher costs to us at the newer courses, Laurel Hills, Stonewall and Lansdowne and to the credit card fees now that most are paying online
On line sign up: We will be implementing an Evite system to sign up for the events. This way we have a documented entry list and it can be viewed any time. We will also set it up to send out reminders on a regular basis. Payment will still be done online
Ireland trip: We are investigating this for 2017. Barry McMahon, a former member does this on a professional level and I will be discussing this and getting back to the committee with ideas.
Fisher House/WWP: As you know we have decided that all the money would go to FH. Well, after more discussions we decided to donate $1000 to WWP as some donors specifically thought they were donating to WWP. This is not a problem and both checks have now been sent.
Please sign up for the matchplay and Westfields on March 26th if you haven't already done so. The matchplay draw will be held after the Westfields event back at the pub.
Here's to a great season, many many thanks for your support.