Spring Social 2018 Recap

The 2018 season was kicked off with our annual Spring Social on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.
With approximately 104 members in attendance the brief MWLGC Business Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. The October 2017 Fall Meeting minutes (can be read here), 2017 Final Financials & 2018 Proposed Budget were reviewed and accepted. The 2018 proposed budget showed a $1500 loss but this is always dependent upon how many ladies participate in each event. Gift card amounts could be adjusted to compensate if this is needed.
Marian Reed, our President introduced this year’s Executive along with Janice Martin who is our Web Master.
Club play will begin May 1 –  with the Day Ladies tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. and the Business Ladies at 3:30 p.m. (the first hour for business is designated specifically for 18 hole golfers so they will be able to finish their round). Tee-on will be open to book Tuesday the week prior beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Golf Canada Membership cards and personalized labels can be ordered online @ www.albertagolf.org.
The Business portion of the evening was adjourned at 7:19 p.m.
Joan Kirillo (Course Business Manager) came to the meeting and gave an update on the golf course:
  • They are currently plowing the driving range to be able to open this soon
  • May 4 (1-6 p.m.) is Demo Day – TaylorMade will be coming out with their clubs to try out for any interested golfers
  • The Pro Shop gives the Ladies Membership a 20% discount all year long
  • Joan is available to help anyone needing help with the booking or handicap system
  • Golf cart cost has changed this year to $20 per seat for 18 holes or $10 per seat for 9 holes
  • 3 years ago the City took over the roadway into the course along with our parking lot. She asked everyone to call 311 to report all the pot holes.
  • Golf rates have gone up $2 for 18 holes this year. This is the first increase in 3 years – mostly due to the carbon tax and higher minimum wage.
  • For our weekend tournaments, we will once again be allowed to use our weekday tickets and pay the difference
Jan Loree-Symon (Club Captain) welcomed the new members and explained some of the activities (the weekly proximity & loonie pot prizes, ringer board, pin days, match play (day ladies), summer mixer, tournaments and interclub tournaments (Marshall & Podersky) and visitor days. She also reviewed the Etiquette and Pace of Play (POP) stressing how important it is to follow this. The handbook on the website contains all the detailed information.
Janice Martin gave an overview of the information contained on our Website (www.mwlgc.ca). This has now been up and running for 4 years. Ladies can sign up to get a notice when any new items are posted to our website.
Elaine Shannon advised she would be unable to organize the Mystery Tour this year, but two volunteers stepped forward (Wendy Sheehan & Maria Medeiros) so watch for details on this fun event as the season progresses.
Marian Reed reminded everyone that they could sign up throughout the evening for: the New Member Orientation, Rules & Handicap Clinic, Spring Swing Lessons with Bruce, Marshall & Podersky dates. Sign up sheets will also be posted on our MWLGC Board upstairs in the club room (behind the restaurant).
Booking protocol was reviewed: any empty tee times will be filled by the Pro Shop if we do not fill them up. Please call the Pro Shop or cancel online if you are unable to make your tee-time. Let Dallas Schroeder (Membership Coordinator) know if you did not receive our Spring Newsletter so we can check to make sure we have your correct e-mail.
Then the real fun began and everyone was able to enjoy a beverage and snacks as our Executive modelled some of the new fashions available from the Pro Shop.
It was a great evening full of information, opportunities to reconnect, and lots of fun! Now we just need the weather to cooperate so we can all hit the links!