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Dear Ladies of EBLGA,
August already? The 2023 golf season has really been full of some memorable times. I believe that the recently concluded SWING FORE A SISTER will go down in our history as one of the best all-time events. “It takes a village” is a rather hackneyed phrase, however in this instance it’s a valid description of just how extensively involved our committee Co-chaired by Sherry O’Hearn and Andrea Goff, worked with our membership to turn out 96 players. They still found time to pass the glass jar locally to collect over $38,000 on behalf of Logan Health Foundation. EBLGA specifically dedicates these proceeds to benefit women in need of comfort and support while experiencing the trauma of an MRI used to further diagnose breast cancer by helping to purchase “the coil”. Thank you one and all for your leadership, participation, and your generosity!
NINERS: A shout out to Carol Brown. Carol is (almost) single handedly serving our Thursday group! This 78-woman strong group now represents more than half of our 154 membership. Carol is arranging the play and games on Thursdays and the group is known to throw in a party or three. Recently, under her leadership and with the assistance of Julie Cavanaugh serving Treasurer for the SWING, the Niner’s group collected almost $6000 for their collective donation to the SWING!
On August 10th we’ll play the Niner’s version of Beat the Pro and President on the Osprey course. Find a partner and sign up to challenge Karen Kershaw and me. You’ll get your full handicap or be assigned one. There’s money to be won, just ask the gals who played last year!
As I compose this, I don’t want to lose sight of the upcoming Chautauqua Member Guest event happening this month. Though the pairings sheets are readied, and the Sunday social is just about to begin, the committee headed by Nancy Sartor and Deb Finn is being filled out by innumerable EBLGA volunteers for the three-day event, social and 2 days of tournament. I’m beginning to think that membership in our organization is a great way to perfect those needed skills to orchestrate events and lead volunteers. Enough about that, it’s all centered around golf, which is our key focus. This revamped inaugural EBLGA tournament, being hosted solely by EBLGA, is full of the American spirit with its 30+ teams: bravery in playing golf, hope to not embarrass oneself and perseverance through the two-day round, or at least those are my thoughts in inviting my partner who’s a much better player than I am. On a serious note, the number of winning payouts are generous, there’s raffle prizes and a 50/50 and then there’s a horse race paying out for a single winner team in each flight and a winning team for overall. We’re hoping to entice more players next year once they hear what fun was had by those who participated.
At the end of this month the President’s Cup/Solheim format will occur on August 29th and 30th. A two-day match play event. We’ll be playing two 9 hole continuous matches each day with the same partner and a different partner the 2nd day for those 18 holes. Our first day will be a 9:00am shotgun start on the Eagle/Bear course. Our second day is a 1:00pm shotgun start on Eagle/Osprey. There will be an awards party on Wednesday late afternoon, immediately following play. This get together will be held at the home of Kathy Barkus. For those attending, please sign up to bring an appetizer, salad, wine, or dessert. This list is posted in our Ladies Locker room.
Committee chairs Carol Chase and Kathy Simmons ask that everyone try to attend the TEAM REVEAL immediately following golf on Tuesday August 15th. The REVEAL will be held in the dining room of
Schafer’s. Schafer’s will have three meal choices for those attending, no need to sign up or indicate your choice beforehand. Your order will be taken as you arrive. I’ve also heard rumor that there will be libations at the home of two of the team captains, one for DARLING DIVAS and another separately for HIPPY CHICKS.
DIRECTORY— there are no additions or revisions this month.
RINGERS TOURNAMENT— this season long competition ends on September 5th. If you are enrolled, remember to post your improvements on those allowable play days. Competition is flighted and the kitty contains over $600. Payment to the winners will be at our closing meeting on September 12th.
HANDICAP COMMITTEE—will award for CHIP-INs at our closing meeting. The pot is up to $210. This month’s most improved player was Nancy Sartor. Nancy also managed to break 80 in July and was awarded a pin at our August general meeting. Most improved for the season will also be announced at the closing meeting, gal’s there’s still time to bring down your handicap.
BY-LAWS CHANGE— As I’d indicated in my previous letter, the August 1 General membership meeting was a sensitive and important one. For those of you who were not able to be present, as Eagle Bend Golf Club has moved to a private status, membership is no longer as accessible to the general public. As your president I’ve had the task and am responsible for navigating and communicating the new policies and protocols being passed along to our ladies’ group. Effective October 1, 2023, we (EBLGA) will no longer be able to accept nor include our current active members that are not members of the golf club. This club's required policy change initially impacted 14 current members. Earlier this week I mailed letters to those women who will not be able to renew their membership and advised the Honorary members that they’ve been exempted; in some instances, I was able to speak personally with them before the announcement was made. In a meeting with management earlier this season, your Executive Committee asked for a grandfathering of those non-EBGC women already paying dues playing in our group. Our request was denied. Fortunately, these golfing sisters will be allowed to complete the 2023 season, including our upcoming Tournaments. Our existing Honorary members have been exempted from this requirement of club membership but remain subject to EBCG policy limiting play, excluding Tournaments. (In order to be an Honorary member a woman must have reached age 80 and been playing with the EBLGA for at least 5 years.). This change was shared with the full board at our meeting July 27th. This requirement necessitates a BY-LAW change. The amendment wording is included in an attachment to this correspondence and has been posted the required 30 days before ratification at our September General meeting. The changed wording requires a woman joining our group to be a member of our golf club. In Lieu of a “vote” your board is requesting a ratification of this amendment at the September meeting.
STANDING RULES- have been amended by your full board at the July 27th Board meeting. The amendments become effective October 1, 2023. That is the first day of our new calendar year. Please take the time to read the highlighted areas of the attached Standing Rules as Amended October1, 2023. Primarily: we have cleaned them up, corrected some spelling and amended the standing rules to comply with the policy and protocols of Eagle Bend Golf Club. The primary change reads: “Guests who are not EBLGA members may play on Tuesday and/or Thursdays in accordance with EBGC policy”.
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE: Our 2024 Slate of Officers was announced at the August General meeting: Committee members Nancy Sartor, Martha Katz and Jayne McManus are proud to present the 2024 slate:
PRESIDENT: Alison Green
VICE PRESIDENT: Bea Ettinger
TOURNAMENT CHAIR: Basia Gillespie
TREASURER: Eileen Cummings
SECRETARY: Guin Cummings
These nominations are posted in our Ladies’ Locker room and will be voted upon at the September 12th closing Meeting which will immediately follow a 10:00am shotgun 18-hole round.
A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Ladies: as I mentioned earlier, it takes a village and a fully engaged membership to produce a Fun and Successful golf season. There’s quite a bit of planning and execution that goes into the production of our various activities. This has been a unique year full of significant change and adaptation. Our Executive Committee, your full Board, and the operating committees have enjoyed this golf season and learned to roll with the necessary conformation. The Nominations committee has brought a lot of new talent to our 2024 leadership. How about you step up too and lend a hand to your incoming slate? It may be to serve on the board, a committee or just lend a hand at one or several of the upcoming year’s events. Don’t be shy. Please reach out to me if you have any interest in a board position, I’ll pass it along. Contact Andrea Goff and Bernadette King if you want to be a part of the SWING Committee; reach out to Linda Taylor, Louise Cholette-Haley, Rita Robertson or Jodi Holzwarth, if Member-Member is your gig. Several of our gals have done not only one job, but three or more, please give them a break and lend a hand. It’s fun and I assure you’ll make some new friends!
Marilyn Fredrickson, 2023 EBLGA President