We first want to thank the 22 members who came out to Enterprise Lanes for our annual bowling meeting. We had 20 bowlers and 2 observers, who got to observe a variety of bowling skills and styles. As we mentioned before, we did award prizes!
For the bowler with the best score, Lee Davis, golf course superintendent at Randel-Hinkle Golf Course, City of Mt. Grove. won a $25 gift card to Bass Pro Shops. Lee rolled a 3-game series total of 502.
We also gave out $25 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops to each member of the team with the highest total score. Members of that team included Lee Davis, Jeff Sommerer, golf course superintendent at Osage National Golf Resort, Jared Brewster, golf course superintendent at Highland Springs Country Club, and Matt Strong, Director of Membership Development at VGM, a new Silver Partner this year. We have identified the sandbaggers of this group (or whatever bowlers are called), and most likely they will all be team captains next year.
On another note, we hope you will visit the website more often, we will look to keep the news tab current with stories like this, which hopefully keeps your email inboxes from getting too clogged with OTA news, and email can be used more for meeting reminders and other pertinent information. The schedule is updated through the Border War meeting. We will also update it when we have speakers confirmed for our regular meetings (next one is at Osage National on March 28th). So, visit it often.
Also, you will note, we are working on updating our Gold and Silver Partners on the website, their support is what allows us to keep our dues and costs affordable, while giving members the opportunities to network and attend educational sessions. New this year, if you would like to visit a Partner's website, just click on their logo and a new page will be opened, and you can see what they have to offer.
For those that have paid their membership dues and/or joined as Partners, much thanks to you all. For those that have not, hopefully you will send in payment soon. Most importantly would be for those thinking about Partnerships, we will need time to get the banner, that will be displayed at all our meetings, made. For regular members, we need to submit our roster to GCSAA by the end of the month, which is required for all affiliated chapters of GCSAA, we would love to have you on that list. We have attached the invoices and forms, and they can also be found on the website. Payment can also be made through PayPal on the website. If mailing a payment, as a reminder, the new address is 4032 W. Sierra Street Battlefield MO 65619-8246
In other news, we are attaching a letter from Todd Bohn, Director of Agronomy, at Big Cedar Lodge, asking for volunteers for the "Legends of Golf" event being held at the end of April. If you are available to spare some time, we encourage you to look into it. We will also post this on the website.
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter, and as always, if there is anything the chapter can do, or if you have some suggestions, please don't hesitate to let us know.