BMMGA Board Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held August 6, 2014.

The meeting was called to order by the President, Urs Gsteiger.

Present were board members Tom Higgins, Harold Kaplan, Steve Smith, Paul Bagnasco, Dan Andriso and Drew Sayko.

Reports were presented as follows:

Drew Sayko, Secretary, presented copies of the minutes of the June 18, 2014 meeting to all the board members.  A motion as made, seconded and approved to approve the minutes of the last meeting.

Tom Higgins, Treasurer, presented his financial statement and reported that we are on target with the 2014 Budget.  There will be one more luncheon and the banquet. 

The Membership/Handicap chairman, Harold Kaplan, reported that all dues had been paid.  He will discuss with the Club the amount of the contribution from the BMMGA for a Member-Guest trophy. 

Dan Andriso, Social Chairman, reported that all the arrangements were made for the next luncheon and the banquet.

Paul Bagnasco, Publicity Chairman, reported that the Play for Pink and Arnie’s Army have been well publicized.

Special Events Chairman, Steve Smith, reported that the Member/Guest event went very well.  The 2015 Member-Guest planning committee will meet after Labor Day.  Patriot’s Day will be held the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend and that a volunteer signup sheet had been posted. 

Old Business:

Report from BMMGA Golf Committee – Stay and Play lower green fees have been expanded to after 1PM Monday through Friday and before 11 AM on Sunday. A drop zone for the 18th fairway was discussed and limiting to five minutes the search for a possibly lost ball on 18 was also discussed as alternatives to creating a “no look” area. 

Banquet Update – The banquet menu was discussed.  It was moved and seconded that the BMMGA contribute $20 toward the cost of each member’s meal and that the Pro Shop professional staff be invited at BMMGA expense.

BMMGA Championship - A number of possible formats for next year’s event were discussed, to include a match play, a two day stroke play and a one day stroke play.

New Business:

Officers/ Committees for 2015 – Filling of vacancies was discussed.

2015 Dues – There was a discussion relating to the level of 2015 dues, but a final decision would be made after a review of finances at the final meeting for 2014.

Carol’s Program for Juniors - There was a discussion of Carole’s written proposal and whether to make a contribution her Junior Golf Academy. A subsequent e-mail motion to contribute $250 to that program was made, seconded and approved unanimously.

There was also a discussion relating to a “Tournament” for the top Men’s Day money winners.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting, which passed unanimously.


Respectfully submitted

Drew Sayko