WHSGCA Spring Meeting
Trapper's Turn Golf Course
The meeting was called to order by President Scrobel at 6:40 p.m.
Present: Gnewikow, Taebel, Carlson, Lonergan, Sullivan, Barrett, O'Brien, Pritchard, Wieland, Scrobel, Kyes, Bobinski, Gierhart
Absent: Gerstenberger, Willis, Johnson, Lehninger
A motion was made by Lonergan and 2nd by Gnewikow to accept the minutes from the fall meeting. Motion carried 13-0.
There were several resignations from the board: Bob Mand, Jerry Allen, Gary Swanson, and Jackie Gunderson. A motion was made by Carlson and 2nd by Wieland to accept all board member resignations. Motion carried 13-0.
The board then discussed replacements for the resigning board members. We are looking for passionate golf coaches that are willing to make a sacrifice and willing to serve on the board for a number of years. Current board members will look for possibilities as we talk to coaches during the season. Each member will bring back a list of possible candidates to the summer meeting.
The treasurer's report was presented by Treasurer Wieland. Current Balance is $9679.43. We are currently on budget. Andrea is also working on the tax-exempt status of the organization. In order to achieve this, we will need to disband the current organization (WHSGCA) and start with a new organization. The new organization will be called The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW). A new account will be set-up at M & I Bank. Tony is checking on the current amount in the PayPal account. Andrea also said that we need to keep the membership similar to previous years to keep the account balance in good standing. A motion was made by Taebel and 2nd by Bobinski to accept the treasurer's report. Motion carried 13-0.
A motion was made by Lonergan and 2nd by Sullivan to officially change the name of the new organization to The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) and to allow any financial costs associated to facilitate the changeover including but not limited to web site, logo, artwork, etc. Motion carried 13-0.
New logo ideas need to be submitted to Brian Scrobel by 4/22/11.
Dave Taebel gave a report on current membership benefits. He has information from Bushnell that will be handed out at the Spring Clinic.
The membership report was given by Ed Carlson. Current membership is at 212 which is ahead of last year's membership. A motion was made by Barrett and 2nd by Taebel to accept the membership report. Motion carried 13-0.
The Board then discussed the GCAW College Showcase golf tournament. Dirk and Brian and Steve have been meeting to discuss the details. The date of the tournament will be Thursday July 7 at the Irish course at Whistling Straights. The players will tentatively be able to use the PGA Championship locker room. Currently Taylor Made and Adidas are being considered for sponsorship. Each player will receive a hat with an identification number that will match the number in the biography book that each college coach will receive. The player will also receive a sponsor shirt. There will be approximately 2 hours of skills challenges that will be organized by Todd Wagner. Lunch will be provided prior to a tee-time start. The boys will play at about 6800 yards while the girls will play at approximately 5900 yards. After the 18 holes the players will be able to participate in a college coach round table discussion where topics about college golf will be discussed. Coaches will be charged $50 and will receive a welcome gift, the bio book, and lunch. If they decide to participate in the round table discussion their fee is waived. Coaches from NCAA divisions 1, 2 and 3 as well as NAIA and junior colleges have been contacted. These coaches are from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, northern Kentucky and northeastern Missouri. The WPGA will award 200 points to both the boy and girl champions so it is weighted like a mid-major. We will charge the players $200 unless their coach is a current member of GCAW then the discount price is $150. John Lonergan has volunteered to put together the biography booklet. All board members need to be at Whistling Straights on the 7th of July to help. A motion was made by Kyes and 2nd by Bobinski to have John make the player booklet for the tournament and have available up to $500 for his time in creating the booklet. Motion carried 13-0. We also decided that the flyer will be sent to current coaches via email, then to current coache via snail mail, and we will post on our web site. A motion was made by Wieland and 2nd by Taebel that the GCAW will sponsor a College Showcase Golf Tournament on July 7 at the Irish Course at Whistling Straights. Motion Carried 13-0.
The due date for the Coach Approach is April 8. Please get all materials to John by that date.
A motion was made by Barrett and 2nd by Taebel to elect Chuck Menzel of Green Bay Preble into the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin Hall of Fame. Motion carried 13-0. Also accepted were Coachman's Golf Course and Steve Hlavacek of Stoughton as Friends of Golf. Mark Reichlich was elected as PGA Friend of Golf. The Media Friend of Golf went to Rob Hernandez and the Portage Register.
Tony Pritchard presented the Website report. Tony is still investigating a change of location of our current website to Wissports. We currently have Facebook and Twitter pages. Tony will continue to explore advertising so that we can change to the Wissports location.
The summer clinic is set at the Bull.
Ed Carlson will do a cost analysis on offering a Staff Membership in the hopes of attracting more members. He will come to the summer clinic with 3 proposals.
A motion was made by Lonergan and 2nd by Pritchard to adjourn the meeting at 10:15 p.m.