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:
ROLLIE & BEVERLY SCHOPP FAMILY GOLF
ANTHONY ROSCIGNO SINGLE GOLF
STEVE SOULE SINGLE GOLF
PAUL MASIERO SINGLE GOLF
HEATHER MASSA SINGLE POOL SOCIAL
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
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.
Thomas Berkel, Secretary