VSWGA Fall Board Meeting Minutes
VERMONT STATE WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Fall Board Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday, October, 20, 2009
Place: Lake Morey Inn
Tracy Sloan, Phyllis Simon, Kathy Sikora, Deb Warner, Nancy Myers,
Judith Manley, Jeanne Morrissey, Sarah Lee, Ellen Sheffer, Harriet Parot,
Kathy Allbright, Elizabeth Walker, Jeanne DiBattisto, and Krissie Lohrman.
Carolyn Barbieri and Cindy Paquet
President Tracy Sloan called the meeting to
It was decided that the
actual taking of minutes and transcribing them to a permanent document would
be done by the administrative assistant. The minutes would be proofread by the
secretary and vice president.
Jeanne Morrissey proposed
that the office of the VSWGA be contracted to an assistant pro at a golf club.
This person could run all aspects of state days and tournaments, and the
office. This proposal could also give the VSWGA permanent
office space at a club. It was decided that this may be something that could
be looked at in the future.
A discussion was held
regarding the job of the VSWGA office. There are 1000 hours budgeted
for the year. The hours during the golf season vary from 20-40. There was
discussion about splitting the job between an office person and a tournament
person. The USGA wants our office to be in an "office" building. The
position is contracted on a yearly basis. We should have more than one person
familiar with running the Chelsea system in case of an
emergency. This should be a year that money will be spent on training
people to do more than one job. An Office Review Committee has been
established to look into these different issues. The committee consists of
Harriet Parot, Tracy Sloan, Deb Warner, Kathy Albright, and Jeanne Morrissey.
The board voted to give a bonus to Krissie Lohrman for all the fine work she did this year and rehired her for the 2010 season. Krissie was paid at a lower rate than Suzanne was and the bonus is a way to make the pay rate more appropriate for the work performed. Additionally, the work was completed using one person instead of two.
The 2009 budget was
reviewed. There was less income from GHIN due to fewer golfers. The
participation fee income was also less because
there were fewer members.
In the proposed 2010 budget
the main changes are:
We will not give $1000 to Libby Smith.
We will give $.60 per GHIN member to Golf Industry
to lobby on behalf of VT golf.
We will give $2000 to NEWGA, which will be held at
Green Mountain National, because the host state has the responsibility for
breakfast and lodging for people working the tournament.
There will be expenses involved with the 80th
anniversary celebration of the VSWGA next summer.
Computer costs will increase with the 2011 budget,
because we will need to buy a new computer.
State days will begin May
11, 2010 and end Sept 21, 2010. Nine
hole courses will only play against other 9 hole courses. There will not be a
state day on July 5th. This is during the NEWGA tournament and we anticipate
that VSWGA members will go to Green Mountain to work and support the Vermont
The clubs without a rep are
Killington, Manchester, and Richford. Phyllis Simon will continue to be the
rep at Jay Peak.
Rhonda Colvard is chair of
the committee to review the state day divisions.
The two proposals are:
1) To keep things as they are with divisions based
2) Change to divisions based on the number of
The state day book will be
mailed out in March.
Cynthia Borck from Stowe CC
is the new State Day Chair for the 2010 season.
There were 4 requests for
refunds from major tournaments which were denied. The board decided to add the
wording “no exceptions” to all major tournament applications.
The Major tournament selection committee will consist of Kathy
Allbright, Sarah Lee, Kathy Sikora, Ellen Sheffer,
and Jeanne Morrissey. We now have clubs requesting to host a tournament.
The final state day will be
held again at Woodstock/Quechee. They are able to accommodate both the golf
and the lunch and the location is central to those from the north and
the south. Liz Walker
suggested that the computer match the players for the final state day by
handicap instead of players choosing their teammates.
Kathy Allbright and Ellen
Sheffer will be the new Rules Co-Chairs. Deb Warner and Harriet Parot will
attend a 4 day rules seminar in Far Hills, New Jersey. It would be nice to
have rules rovers at major tournaments.
Suzanne Neville will
continue working with the First Tee programs and the VGA scholarship.
Ten courses were rated this
year. The chair would like have a
schedule for rating courses so that we will only have, at most, 6 to do per
Different ideas were
discussed that could be done commemorating the VSWGA’s 80th
anniversary, including a special tournament and mementos that can be purchased
and given to players at various events or purchased and sold to
players. Sarah Lee, Kathy Sikora, Nancy Myers, Phyllis Simon, and Jeanne
Morrissey are on the committee.
Kathy Allbright discussed
how the payoff will be done from now on at major tournaments; top 10 Gross
winners will be first, followed by top 10 Net winners. If you qualify for
first net and also for a gross prize, you will receive the gross prize. She
also discussed other tournament procedures.
Meeting adjourned at 2:45PM
Submitted by Kathy Sikora
Meeting: Lake Morey, May 4, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Minutes completed November 23, 2009
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