Minutes of the Board of Governors Meeting of 24 February 2017

Present: Mr. T. Berkel, Mr. J. Cleaveland, Mr. D. Farrell, Mr. R. Kelly, Mr. T. Kinne Mr. B. Hull, Mr. B. Leary, Mrs. D. Whalen, Ms. L. Yeager   Absent: Mr. D. Benham, Mr. R. Congdon, Mr. P. Fasano, Ms. K. McCormick, Mr. B. Riva

Others In Attendance: Ms. J. VanDeusen, Mr. Golf Co-Chair S. Belter, Mrs. L. Belter

1.       The meeting was called to order at 5:58 PM o’clock, Vice President Dick Kelly presiding.

2.       Mr. Kelly requested a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of 25 January 2017. After such motion and second of same, the minutes were approved.

3.       Treasurer's Report: Mr. Treasurer Cleaveland distributed his monthly flash sheet. He noted that January is generally one of his favorite months; much income, little outgo, but he noted that the Club is somewhat behind the typical pace of revenue from new memberships and initiation fees. Mr. Cleaveland dissuaded ringing of hands or gnashing of teeth but wanted the Board to be aware that the typical positive early ledger build is slow.

4.       Committee Reports:

a.       House: Mr. Chairman Bruce Hull provided draft copies of 2017 menus for perusal. The Twilight League menu is complete and all things House and Kitchen seem aligned. The Bar will be opened April 1st. There will be an after-hours abbreviated menu for most Fridays and Saturdays (except when usurped by a scheduled dining event).

b.      Greens: Mr. Chairman Leary reported that tree work has been largely completed guided by course agronomy and player safety from weakening limbs of aging arbors. He noted that members will notice the improvements as the season gets started.

c.       Golf: Mr. Co-Chair S. Belter reported that the committee met in February and has assigned leadership for all events, which will greatly reflect previous seasons. The Golf Committee is working to plug in some modest and timely changes in an effort to upgrade and bring a wee bit more modernity to the Club, especially in areas of communication and electronic interaction capabilities. Mr. Belter noted that golf literature and testimony of many successful clubs hold to the concept that a reasonable mix of formal and informal competitions leads to a healthy, active Club membership.

d.      Pool: No Report.

e.      Membership: Mr. Chairman T. Kinne, advised the Board of a number of requests for changes in status, resignations and new memberships. The Board reflected on the several membership categories that have been added over time. Those include Legacy Membership for children of existing members, former WCC Members who wish to rejoin, and the Limited Non-Resident Membership category all of which allow the Club to build members with no initiation fees. Additionally, the Board briefly reviewed the Social Membership category and the Weekday Tennis membership. All these categories have resulted in new or reclaimed memberships, but it was a thought by the Board and the Membership Committee that perhaps these categories were less well known among the membership and might be more widely leveraged. The Board then approved the following actions as recommended by the Membership Committee:

                                              RESIGNATIONS:                                 

                ROLLIE & BEVERLY SCHOPP              FAMILY GOLF                                    

                ANTHONY ROSCIGNO                                    SINGLE GOLF                    

                STEVE SOULE                                                     SINGLE GOLF                                    

                PAUL MASIERO                                                 SINGLE GOLF                    

                HEATHER MASSA                                             SINGLE POOL SOCIAL     

                                          ADJUSTMENTS:                                                               

                ROCKY SCARBRO                   SENIOR SINGLE GOLF                                    

                ADRIAN VANZON                   DROP SINGLE GOLF                                        

                MICHAEL MCTEIGUE                      DROP SINGLE GOLF                        

                BECKY CARLSON                               DROP JUNIOR GOLF                       

                KAREN LANGMAYER                       FAMILY TO SINGLE SENIOR TENNIS         

                KATE PICHARD                        SINGLE TO WEEKDAY TENNIS                     

                JOHN BEEBE                                       YOUNG SINGLE TENNIS TO SOCIAL                         

                AURELIE AND JOHN HUMES        HOLD JUNIOR TENNIS   

                NOAH MEYEROWITZ                       HOLD JUNIOR TENNIS                 

                KIM GERSHON                                  SINGLE POOL SOCIAL TO SOCIAL                              

                GARY CASARSA                               DROP FAMILY POOL & JUNIOR TENNIS                            

                PETER SECRIST                                   DROP FAMILY POOL                       

                JASON MARSHALL                           DROP SINGLE POOL                       

                ED BLANCO                                         DROP JUNIOR POOL

                                 NEW MEMBERSHIPS:

                ROBERT DAVIS                        SINGLE GOLF                                                    

                ROBERT DAVIS, JR.                    SINGLE GOLF                                                    

                LISA HANSEN                     SINGLE POOL SOCIAL                                                                     

                PAMELA KELLEY                  SINGLE TENNIS                                                

f.        Tennis: Ms. Chairwoman Yeager noted new benches will soon be ordered, and that there was building anticipation of the 2017 Tennis season.

5.       Old Business:

a.       Discussion on the lower level entryway landscaping was tabled.

b.      Main floor restrooms: Mr. Hull reiterated the paucity of bids, their high cost, and the awkward timing of the project. He further described the work-around solution of using a shuttle golf cart to take those members for whom the stairs are a significant barrier to the lower level restroom facilities. With this solution in hand the construction of restrooms on the main floor was indefinitely tabled.

6.       New Business: None

7.       The next meeting of the Board of Governors will be Thursday 23 March 2017 at 6:00 PM.

8.       There being no further business before the Board of Governors, the meeting adjourned: 6:37 PM o’clock.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Thomas Berkel, Secretary