Minutes of the Board of Governors Meeting of 25 April 2019
Present: Mr. T. Berkel, Mr. J. Cleaveland, Mr. R. Congdon, Mr. M. Emprimo, Mr. D. Farrell, Mr. A. Gilligan, Mr. R. Kelly, Mr. B. Leary, Mr. T. Smith, Mr. B. Tighe, Mrs. D. Whalen. Absent: Mr. B. Riva
In Attendance: Ms. J. VanDeusen, Ms. Yeager, Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. M. Kinne, Mr. T. Barry
1. The Meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM o’clock, Mr. President Dick Kelly presiding.
2. Mr. Kelly next requested and received approval from the Governors of the Minutes of the Board meeting of 28 March 2019.
3. Treasurer’s Report:
a. Mr. Treasurer Joe Cleaveland, issued the flash report. Based on current changes in membership categories, resignations, leaves of absence revenue is pacing $70,000 behind budget. All spending is being carefully reviewed. Certain expenditures are being pursued because of economy and value. A longer-term 10 golf cart lease has been signed which will save money and upgrade the fleet of buggies. Certain capital expenditure project will be ‘pay as revenue enables’ unless they are of urgent need.
4. Committee Reports:
a. House: Mrs. Chairwoman Whalen rattled off an impressive litany of completed projects, effectively efficiently exhausting the House budget for the fiscal year with what have been high priority projects: keg unit, porch structural supports, new carpeting, power wash and refreshed stain and trim paint on the clubhouse, washing of furniture, reconfiguring of the upstairs bar and lunch porch equipment stands; a new char-broiler, soup warmer, and meat-smoker in the kitchen, and a new double door freezer (replacing the previous aged one which recently breathed its last puff of frosted air). Thrift on the staining project allowed for a couple of additional chores to be tucked into the schedule along the way. The kitchen opened for service Friday 26 April. The next big event, following on the heels of the [well received] Master’s gathering will be the Sunday 12 May Mother’s Day Brunch! Mrs. Whalen thanked her team: Jennifer Race, Pat Murtagh, and Beth Hull.
b. Greens: Mr. (Greens) Chairman and Vice President Leary was pleased to note that the course opened smoothly and in good nick. Play has commenced and early season touch up work on the course continues as is typical for this time of year.
c. Golf: members are encouraged to play.
d. Pool: Mr. Kelly identified the Pool Co-Chairs; Mrs. Beth Hull and Mr. John Moritz.
e. Membership: Ms. Chair Liz Yeager, presented the Governors with two items:
i. First, upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee, the Board was asked to approve extending an offer of a $100 seasonal memberships to the Monument Mountain Regional High School Golf Team members. This is an open gesture for youths who just may one day be new members. (This is not expected to have a material effect on play.) A motion was made, seconded and approved by the Board.
ii. Ms. Yeager presented to the Board a list of adjustments, a small number of resignations, and happily, a number of new members. The Board upon recommendation from the Membership Committee approved the following:
ROBERT & JANE SCHUR SINGLE GOLF & FAMILY POOL
KIRSTIN DRUCKER SINGLE POOL SOCIAL
LEAVE OF ABSENCE:
HAYLEY SUMNER SINGLE TENNIS
PETER & KATHLEEN FRANCK FAMILY TENNIS
TONY BLEAU SINGLE GOLF & FAMILY POOL
LEWIS LADOCSI DROP SENIOR SINGLE GOLF
JACK KETAY FAMILY TO SINGLE GOLF (2019 only)
ELIE & MARILYN KATZMAN FAMILY TO SINGLE GOLF & DROP SENIOR TENNIS
ED USTICO SINGLE GOLF TO SOCIAL (2019 only)
GWEN GRACE SINGLE TO WEEKDAY TENNIS
BRIAN BURKE WEEKDAY TO SINGLE TENNIS
DIANE & PATRICK LEE DROP FAMILY TENNIS & FAMILY TO SINGLE POOL
DAVID LOGAN ADD SINGLE TENNIS
ANNE IGOE-DINAN SINGLE TO WEEKDAY TENNIS (2019 only)
ANDREW CHURCHILL JUNIOR GOLF
MICHAEL GILBERG 30-34 SINGLE GOLF
SAM HINDELS SINGLE GOLF
CALLAN HOFF JUNIOR GOLF
MELANI & JOSH KING FAMILY POOL SOCIAL
GREG MARCO SINGLE GOLF
BARRY & PAMELA MAYER FAMILY GOLF
JAINEE McCARROLL & JOHN ERICSON FAMILY TENNIS AND POOL
KATIE & JENNIFER RUDOLPH FAMILY GOLF
RICHARD RUTH SINGLE GOLF
MARK & WHITNEY SAUNDERS FAMILY POOL SOCIAL
TIFFANY STEPHENS SINGLE POOL SOCIAL
IAN & ANNE PERKINS-TRACY SINGLE GOLF, FAMILY TENNIS & POOL
MATTHEW & ISOTTA ZUCKER SINGLE GOLF & FAMILY POOL
f. Tennis: Ms. Chair Yeager said that while the tennis courts are not yet open because of the wet and chilly weather, the Tennis Lodge decking is being redone and will be ready as the season begins.
5. Old Business: None
6. New Business: The Board approved a recommendation from the Golf Committee for separate Men’s and Ladies Hole-In-One pools. The recommendation seeks to address:
a. Ensuring that any Hole-In-One is properly, traditionally, celebrated by observing the tradition of buying one drink of choice for fellow club members (men for men, ladies for ladies) who participate in the pool and who are present at the time of the ace, or, later visit the club on the day the ace is recorded. Each ace will be celebrated with an email note dropped to all those fellow members in the respective Hole-In-One pools.
b. Insuring those scoring a Hole-In-One so that they can extend the traditional invitation to others to enjoy a celebratory beverage and be held harmless for their good fortune.
c. Providing a prize comprised of any funds remaining (to be awarded to the lucky player).
d. The Hole-In-One funds pool(s) will be recharged as they are now ($5 after each ace).
e. A year end 1099 may be issued.
f. The Board approved the recommendation. Good luck, good hunting.
7. The next meeting of the Board of Governors will be Thursday 23 May 2019 at 6:30 PM.
8. There being no further business before the Board of Governors, the meeting adjourned: 7:23 PM o’clock.
Thomas Berkel, Secretary