NEW LISKEARD GOLF CLUB

 

                                                   MONDAY FEBRUARY 07, 2011

 

                                               CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 6:30 PM

 

 

DIRECTORS PRESENT        

 

Chuck Needham, Joe Marsh, Brian Flaxey, Mike Bonnah, Ivan Dewar, Pat Elliott, Ross Latter, Darrell Christo.

 

DIRECTORS ABSENT                                                          

 

Diane Aquino, Jeff Stanley

 

NON - DIRECTORS PRESENT

 

Nil

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 PM by the president Chuck Needham.

 

ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

 

- Nil

 

ADOPTION OF THE JANUARY 10, 2011 MINUTES

 

Motion to accept the January 10, 2011 minutes as presented

 

Moved by Joe Marsh, seconded Ivan Dewar

 

CARRIED

 

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

 

- We need to find ways to promote the golf course.

- We could sell discounted green fees as stocking stuffers for next xmas and other promotions.

- Ivan Dewar to coordinate the advertising blitz to sell 18 holes.

- Ruth Shepherdson and Aide Creek to coordinate with Yvan in the planting of the memorial trees.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS


GREENS

 

- No snowmobiles since early January.

- The propane bottle needs to be filled.

- Drive way to be ploughed to allow access to refill propane tank.

 

PRO SHOP

 

- Mr Bruce Helbig will return as club manager.

- Dave Lang is available Apr 15 to Sept 30 in conjunction with his training.

- We will be applying for government subsidies for student employees.

 

CLUBHOUSE

 

- Ross Latter presented an offer from Zante=s Bar and Grill to lease the clubhouse.

- Ivan Dewar discussed the viability of the bar cart.

- Recent trips by various board members to courses afar have demonstrated that

bar carts in general are disappearing from golf courses.

 

Motion to accept Zante=s Bar and Grill offer as written.

 

Moved by Ross Latter, seconded by Brian Flaxey.

 

CARRIED  

 

FINANCES

 

- We have to get members thinking that green fees are good for the course and even

if they slow play down on the week ends we need them to be on the course.

- Bring in your membership dues as soon as possible.

- Put the cheque in the mail.

- Ross Latter the presented a Statement of Financial Position as of 31 December, 2010.

- 2010 was a turn around year that seen us go from an operating loss of over $63,000.00 to a gain of roughly $38,000.00.

- Operationally we must make a profit of at least $20,000.00 each year just to pay down our long term loan.

- We are still not in good shape financially.

- All suppliers are now right up to date.

- Our next goal is to reduce our dependance on member=s loans throughout the winters.

- Equipment replacement, if necessary, would be a challenge at this time.

- As of December 31 the club is $208,000.00 in the hole down from $246,000.00 the previous year.

 

TOURNAMENTS

 


- Kal Tire is sponsoring the 2 Man again this year.

- Still looking for a corporate sponsor for the Civic.

 

ADVERTISING

 

- Valentine=s ad for Gift Certificates on the chamber of commerce email distribution.

- Ad for membership fees to be put in speaker.

- Ad for employment opportunities to be prepared for March.

 

PLANNING

 

- It was clear that with the current financial situation that Pay Pal is not supportable.

- The 2011 calendar is on the web site in printable format.

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

- Membership discounts for students and juniors are the same as last year, just add the HST.

 

Motion to accept the committee reports as presented.

 

Moved by Pat Elliott, seconded by Joe Marsh

 

CARRIED

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

- A letter was received from Nelson Denomme asking if there was any way that the

grounds crew could receive an increased renumeration.

Unfortunately, due to our financial situation as much as we would like to grant this request

there just isn=t the means to do so at this time.

- We also received a letter from Al Jamieson requesting a clarification on the revenues

raised by the cart rentals. Ross Latter responded and clarified this issue for Al.

- The NLGC also received a letter from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario

stating that our sign near Rabbit lake has been blown over. Darrell Christo and Pat Elliot will fix the sign in the spring.

 

Motion to adjourn

 

Moved by Brian Flaxey that this meeting be adjourned at 9:15 PM.

 

The next meeting is scheduled for 07 March, 2011 at 6:30 PM at the Cow.