Women's Oklahoma Golf Association 
Promoting the Game of Golf for Women and Junior Girls in Oklahoma 
February 2014
NEWS & NOTES
What's happening @ WOGA!

Greetings from WOGA President Sheila Dills
Sheila Dills
WOGA is off to a great start in 2014. Thank you ladies, juniors, parents, coaches and vendors for attending the WOGA Kickoff Party at Southern Hills CC, February 1st. I would also like to thank the WOGA Kickoff Committee for their hard work in putting together a fun event. (Vickie Economou, Diane Wheat, Leigh Ann Fore, Cherie Rich, Sonya Weese, Shannan Webb, Susan Ferguson, Susan Hall, Becky Masoner, Cindy Arnold, Beckie Yarger, Elaine Davis, Louise A. Johnson, Louise B. Johnson, Ann Watkins, Linda Roggendorff and Suzy Shields.) Approximately 200 Women and Junior Girl Golfers throughout Oklahoma attended to Kickoff the WOGA season, join the organization and learn more about the WOGA Mission. Thank you for making our new and first event of the season a great success! Many new members joined the organization during the Kickoff Party.  I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you. Your support of Junior Girl's and Women's Golf in Oklahoma is very much appreciated.
 
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Cherie Rich, our Immediate Past President, for her dedicated service to WOGA.  Cherie has contributed selflessly to the organization since becoming a WOGA Board Member in 2010 and particularly the past two years. Cherie's contributions are very much appreciated by all Directors and Members. Cherie will continue to serve as a Board of Director and Website Administrator. Thank you Cherie for all that you have given to WOGA!
 
Women's Oklahoma Golf Association
Women's Oklahoma Golf Association
We hope you will share the NEW WOGA INFORMATION VIDEO with fellow golfers and friends who might like to learn more about the organization and the charitable programs WOGA has established. Many women in Oklahoma are unaware that WOGA offers Scholarships and provides Grants to High School Girls Golf Teams and Junior Programs in Oklahoma. The new WOGA video shows there are many more reasons to join and support WOGA in addition to playing in the popular WOGA tournaments and championships. In 2013, and through the generous donations of our WOGA Members, WOGA contributed $8375.00 towards scholarships and grants in just the first year since becoming a 501 c (3) charitable organization. Junior Girl Golfers are the foundation to Women's Golf in Oklahoma on both the state and local level. The WOGA Board of Directors encourage everyone in Oklahoma to support the Women's Oklahoma Golf Association by joining today. A portion of your membership fee goes to support Junior Girls Golf in Oklahoma.
 
WOGA has a NEW Corporate Partnership with EP Pro Sporting Apparel in collaboration with the Women's Golf Alliance. To order the golf clothes of your choice with the beautiful WOGA Centennial Logo, go to the WOGA/EP PRO WEB STORE. All proceeds go to support Junior Girls and Women's Golf in Oklahoma.
 
Be sure to check out the new WOGA CENTENNIAL COUNTDOWN CLOCK  on the WOGA Website as we countdown the days until we celebrate WOGA's Grand 100th Birthday at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club on July 26, 2015. More to come on this exciting event.
 
 We have a very exciting season ahead of us and I look forward to getting to know all of you.
My Very Best,
 
Sheila L. Dills, President
Women's Oklahoma Golf Association
 

Welcome New WOGA Board of Directors and Administrative Assistant
Please welcome Marilyn Buland, Susan Ferguson, Diane Wheat, Kathy West and Shannan Webb to the WOGA Board of Directors. All five of these talented ladies will play an influential role in WOGA achieving her strategic plan. In addition, and through the generous donations of some WOGA individuals, WOGA has hired a part-time administrative assistant Vicki Economou. Vicki is looking forward to meeting all of you. Vicki will provide clerical and tournament administrative assistance for our growing association. Welcome aboard Vicki.
NEW! 2014 WOGA Member Benefit

The South Central PGA is offering a 20% discount on their 2014 Golf Pass Booklet to all WOGA members. This discount is only being offered to the Women's Oklahoma Golf Association. A value of thousands of dollars for only $39.95. Many discounted and complimentary rounds of golf included for courses in Oklahoma and nearby states. If you would like to purchase a Golf Pass, please call the South Central PGA Office and ask for Joyce at (918) 357-3332. You may pick up your Golf Pass Book at the South Central PGA Office at Forest Ridge in Broken Arrow or they will ship it to you for a total price of $43. The Women's Oklahoma Golf Association looks forward to a continued partnership with the South Central PGA.

NEW! 2014 WOGA Scholarship-Club Challenge
The WOGA Challenge is off and running. Have a 2014 WOGA Scholarship named in your course or club's honor. In 2014, the WOGA will honor the 20 top clubs with the most WOGA members. The two clubs with the most members will have a 2014 WOGA Scholarship named in their honor. Anyone can support WOGA, including 18 and 9 hole women golfers, juniors and even men. Please encourage your friends to participate today in the WOGA Scholarship-Club Challenge. Club/course winners will be announced with the WOGA Scholarship Recipients on April 15. The deadline for your membership to count towards the Scholarship-Club Challenge is March 31st.
Membership Registration and Member Care
 By joining WOGA, you are promoting Junior Girl's and Women's golf in Oklahoma.  WOGA is a 501c3 charitable organization that awards scholarships, high school grants and conducts annual tournaments and championships. Donations are tax deductible. WOGA also provides course rating services, rules education seminars and sponsors juniors and women for regional and national team competitions. 
 
Member Care
WOGA is not just a golf association, we are a community of supportive Women and Junior Girl Golfers in Oklahoma. We want to know if you or a fellow member are going through a transition in life such as an illness, career change, relocation and even a death in the family. Please notify membercare@woga.us to help us stay informed and support our members during difficult times and transitions.

New Events Planned for 2014
New events planned for 2014 include the 1st Mixed Couples Tournament, April 26-27 at the Cherokee Hills GC, so grab your partner and dust off those clubs for this exciting and fun event. Entries open March 3.
 
A new division has been added to the Fore State Team Championship. Beginning in 2014, a Mid-Amateur Division (age 40+) will be created. New qualifying criteria will be announced in March.
 
WOGA has added a 9 hole division to the WOGA Partnership Tournament August 19-20. WOGA would like to encourage 9 hole ladies to join in on the fun.
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