Guest Author - Letta Meinen
This turned into just the board meeting as it was raining and cool so no golf that day. We did have many things to discuss at this board meeting for our LGA golf group. All committee chairwomen were present and had to report on their plans for the year to the rest of the membership. President Sharon Gillaspie open the meeting with remarks about the new year and proceeded to have a Treasure report by Gail Robinson since we were going to work from a budget this year. It was elected to do this so we would be more open so members would know how our dues were spent and each committee would know their budget.
Everyone agreed that this was needed and Sharon reviewed the budget of each committee as they agreed it would be adequate for them in the coming year. Since I am Historian and it was mentioned that $40.00 was given to the historian each year for the cost of a year book and development of pictures of yearly events. I let the board know that I would wave this since I was using a digital camera and working with them on the computer that all the cost I would have is photo paper and that was not a costly undertaking so would pass on the budget unless something came up. This money would stay in the budget for that purpose.
Since I am working with the Vice President Janet Gravette who is in charge of tournaments, the board voted to allow this committee $200.00 for extra prized to be given on our big tournament the Member/Guest event. This they believed the LGA should help support this event to help make this an important way to make this tournament a good one for our guests. The motion was made and accepted and all voted in favor.
Each committee was given the chance to make any changes or corrections to the budget for the year. After all discussion where made it was voted on to approve the 2010 budget for the year. Sharon then turned to the LGA Bylaws that a committee had worked on, each section was read and discussed as no changes were made to the list of officers and their duties. Some changes were made to the Standing committees by combining some offices and eliminated others.
Since our membership is dwindling there were sections that needed to be changed or eliminated in the Finance Articles. Everyone agreed and it was voted to make these changes. We did vote on raising the dues from $25.00 to $30.00. A Social membership was eliminated and other wording was changed for better understanding of the finance articles.
Each committee chairman was given the time to explain to the board their plans for the year. The Play Day committee Sara Pettijohn turned in their plans and the Tournament committee explained their plans. I explained the mini-tournaments we would be having each month starting with the Valentine Sweetheart Draw, St. Patricks Day event, to interclub event with Star Ranch. Janet then reviewed the plans so far for the Member/Guest and voiced approval of LGA willing to help with expenses. She will keep everyone up on this event as times goes on. She voiced the urgency for every member to invite one guest or three to make up our teams of four for this event. We are working with the Pro Shop as they will be running this tournament.
We then adjourned to enjoy muffins brought by board members and coffee supplied by 19th hole manager. We felt we are off to a good start just hoping for more members to join us in this coming year.