MARCH 2016 BOARD MEETING SUMMARY

Board members in attendance: Liz Riddle, Cheryl Ramirez, Alleen Hodgkin, Joanne Larson, Shelly Kopp, Denise Qualls, Sally Panella, Betty McCabe and Joan McCarthy.  Excused:  Pat Charles.

Events:  The General meeting held on Saturday, March 5 at Las Positas, Livermore was a great success.  There were 51 members present for brunch.  Guest speaker Chris Thompson, Phd was well received.  He spoke about how to engage our brains while playing golf and provided some challenging games to play.  Vendor and logo wear was a success.

Ideas were presented regarding the theme for this year’s Annual tournament October 16th.

Charities:  Board selected the 1st Tee of the East Bay and Shepherds Gate in Livermore as 2016 charities.  Charities has set a goal to raise $10,000 this year and is working on several new ideas to raise funds for 2016.

Membership/Communications:  Total is at 145 as of February 29.  New member mixer discussed and planned for May.  FWGA is working on placing an ad in the Sentinel advertising the club.  Information on the web site and publications are being updated.  Historical information about the club will be archived on the web page for future.

EGGS:  The kickoff brunch on February 21st, hosted by Betty McCabe and Sally Panella was a huge success with 20 members present.  The clinics were announced and additional play days were scheduled.

Tournaments:  Updates were provided.  Eagle Vines on April 2 has 38 registered with only a couple of slots left available.  FWGA invitational tournament is April 30 and May 1 at Saddle Creek and Sequoia Woods – it is currently still open for registrations.

Casual Play:  Twilight will be starting on April 6th at Redwood Canyon.  Everything is going well but the 18-hole weekend is still looking for volunteers to run play days, contact Terri Malatesta.

Handicaps and Clinics:  All the clinics are scheduled and posted on the FWGA website.

A volunteer is needed to run the Club and Players championships for 2016 season.

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