General Meeting July 13, 2010

JULY 13, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Captain Donna Reich at 1:35 p.m. The required quorum of members was present.

The minutes of the General Meeting of March 16th were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:
Cathy Houston reported that our current balance is $15,017.72.

Fran Shipilov had three topics to discuss.

Pace of Play

  1. Fran reminded us that in some of the tournaments that we play on our playdays, it is okay to pick up if you’re out of the hole. Take the score that you think you might have gotten.
  2. Play ready ball… in position and ready to hit the ball when it’s your turn.
  3. When a player putts but doesn’t quite get to the hole, that player should continue to putt out.
  4. Keep up with the group in front of you.
  5. Write down the scores from the hole at the next hole.
  6. Have the rider in the cart keep the score.
  7. Wait until you reach the next hole to put your clubs in your bag.

Winter Hours
Joanne Smith mentioned that she played at Pine Mountain and they told her that they do have winter hours for their playdays. Fran had talked to John and Mark and they agreed that we could start play on 9:30 during the coldest months. Shelly Morgan made a motion that we start playing at 9:30 during the months of November-February. Sue Sharp seconded. The motion passed.

Proposed By-Law Change
Fran reported that our existing law for playdays states that we shall play on Tuesdays. Now that we have Saturday playdays, we should change the law so that it’s not so rigid. Have the law state that unless otherwise specified, playdays shall be on Tuesdays. Donna said that By-Law changes have to be posted. We can vote on this change at the September meeting.

Invitational: Liz Lord reported that she needs help with team buy outs. Sue Sharp volunteered to help.

There was a discussion on whether or not to put our names on the raffle tickets. This would enable the raffle to move along at a quicker pace. Hilary Frigillana suggested that we have someone pick the raffle tickets in the morning and display the winning numbers on a board. Kay Smith thought that this might take some of the excitement away. It was decided that we should write our names on the back of the tickets. The numbers and names will be called.

Liz thinks that we should lower the cost of the team buy-outs. It was decided that we will lower the cost from $100 to $60.

Team Play:
Becky Fraser reported that Diablo has 3 more matches to play. We are currently tied for 6th place.

Raquel Myers reported that we are in 3rd place in the Central Valley League.

Old Business:
Donna reported that we donated $500 to the Delta Community Services. They help local people who are homeless, or in need of help paying utilities, etc. She looked into the CY Youth Club and it is located in Concord. Donna would like us to vote on whether or not to keep our donations locally. Rose Viera stated that Hoffman sponsors a tournament every year that benefit’s the CYU. The club wondered if we would like to sponsor the tournament. Sue Sharp said that there are so many people in Brentwood who need help. Fran made a motion that the $250 be reallocated to the Delta Community Services. Sue Sharp seconded it. The motion passed.

Donna reported that Rally 4 a Cure needs raffle prizes.
Donna reminded us that anyone who plays in one of our tournaments has to have a GHIN number.

Donna stated that we do not have to turn in our score cards. We’re on the honor system. Sonja Welin said that we’re playing with incorrect handicaps because we don’t change them in the middle of each month. Jan McCleery said that it would be too much work for the tournament chair to have to do that. It was decided that we should use the handicap from the beginning of each month.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanne Zwemer


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