DeLaveaga Golf Club
Minutes of the Meeting of Board of Directors
April 7, 2011
The Board of Directors of the DeLaveaga Golf Club held its regularly scheduled meeting on April 7, 2011 at the DeLaveaga Golf Course barbeque area.
President Jim Kreppel called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. Board members in attendance: Jim Kreppel, Ken Silva, Bob Rodriguez, Dana Niehaus, Bill Ratto, Jeff Newkirk, Tim Alldridge and Mark Lee. Also in attendance: Webmaster Warren Wipson, and Club Professional Tim Loustalot.
Not present: Barry Bariteau
Minutes: The minutes of the March 2011 meeting were approved by the Board in advance of the meeting and posted on the Club’s website.
Financial Report: Bob Rodriguez provided the financial report. Current assets of the Club were reported to be $71,040.84. Bob provided a profit and loss statement showing total net income of $7,995.05. Bob reported that the Club could match last year’s assets if it adds another 100 members through the end of the season. Additionally, Bob reported that some expenses have been cut in anticipation of lower revenues. Tim Alldridge suggested that expenses be reevaluated to reflect the expected revenue. The financial report was approved.
Membership Report: Ken Silva reported that currently there are 456 members. Ken suggested that Board members encourage former Club members who have not yet renewed to renew their memberships with the Club. Ken provided each Board member with a list of former members and requested that Board members make calls to encourage them to reapply. Memberships for renewing members at this time will be offered at $90.
Ken scheduled a clean-up of the barbeque area on May 1.
Twilight League/Barbecue Report: The first twilight barbecue will take place on May 10. Ken Silva and his cousin Jimmy will barbecue tri-tips. Eric Walton is sponsoring the first barbecue. Bill Ratto indicated that his company, William Ratto & Co., will sponsor one of the barbecues. Tim Alldridge reported that he is putting together additional signage as an enticement for sponsorship of the twilight barbecues. He moved that the Board spend approximately $550 for a banner to promote the twilight tournaments. The motion carried.
Jim Kreppel raised an issue regarding the handicapping formula that was adopted for determining the handicaps for the 9 hole twilight tournaments. After a spirited discussion it was determined that a mistake had been made in the handicapping formula. Tim Alldridge indicated that the formula would be corrected before the next twilight event.
Course Superintendent’s Report: Course Superintendent Miles Hicks was unable to attend the meeting. Tim Loustalot reported that green and tee aerification had been completed. Aerification of the fairways and rough was tabled for the Spring.
Tournament Report: Bill Ratto reported that he will be posting a sign-up sheet for Saturday Team Match Play in the golf shop on the bulletin board across from the computer. Tim Alldridge suggested there be separate posting sheets for three categories of handicap to attract higher handicap players.
There was discussion concerning the process of emailing the membership regarding upcoming Club tournaments. Tim Loustalot indicated that the Club needed to create and edit the content and that the Pro Shop would handle the email blast.
Webmaster’s Report: Warren Wipson reported that he is having difficulty getting support from Drew Wharton regarding making changes and additions to the website. Tim Loustalot indicated that content can be submitted through a web link to Taura in the golf shop, and that she will add the content to the website.
Club Professional’s Report: Tim Loustalot reported that a Demo Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00AM to 4:00 PM at the driving range. Tim suggested that the Club staff a table at the event to attract new members.
Junior Golf Report: Barry Bariteau was unable to attend the meeting. There was no Junior Golf report.
Other Business: Tim Alldridge reported that the Club banner promoting the Stroke Play Championship was hanging above the Golf Shop entry. The banner will be modified for each event. The cost was $2600 and the cost is being shared equally by the Club and the Golf Shop.
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Mark S. Lee - Secretary