WESTERN AUSTRALIAN VETERAN GOLFERS ASSOCIATION 

Secretary / Treasurer : Tony Farrow Ph 9447 5604

 

MINUTES of meeting held at Royal Perth Golf Club on Tuesday 2nd February 2016

 

PRESENT: Garry Carter, Ron Cole, Mike Bemrose, Tony Farrow, Gordon Sherlock, Stan Sexton, Stan Bird, Peter Green

 

APOLOGIES: David Scott, Colin Thorniley  

We also now have a vacancy on the committee due to Brian Munro’s resignation since the AGM. Will look to fill this spot in due course possibly from one of the club reps stepping up.

MINUTES: of previous meeting held on 27/10/2015 confirmed and accepted

 

BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES: 

Nil

 

CAPTAINS REPORT:

The fixture program for this year is complete with all dates covered by bookings and sponsors allocated to games. We were unable to reach agreement with green fee costs for Royal Fremantle, Melville Glades and Cottesloe. Preference for multiple bookings was given to clubs which offered us the best deals.

The final day game and carvery will again be held at WAGC.

Apart from the opening day at Hartfield shotgun starts will be kept to those courses where the cost includes the carts.

Country vs City challenge is set for April 4th at Bunbury,  10am shotgun start with carts optional. Will need to open booking sheet early and promote the day to ensure we push for as many numbers as we can.

The circulation of the new fixture book was discussed with two options agreed to consider rather than usual mail out. Firstly by direct hand over to those members playing on the day of the first few games in February. The balance of the books might then be distributed by the club reps direct to the members from their respective clubs as and when they can make contact with them.

 

SECRETARY / TREASURERS REPORT

Report tabled / Cash Book balanced to Bank Statement at 31/1/2016

Bank West     $28,953

Balances carried forward 1/10/2014  $22,943          Gain to date  $6,010

 

Details of payments made since previous report 27/10/2015 was tabled.   

A summary of income and expenses for both the Kalgoorlie trip and the WAGC closing day carvery was also reviewed.

 

The summary of green fee income and expenses was presented for the calendar year showing the nett position for each game after inclusion of sponsorship income and trophy expenses. It also showed the varying attendance levels over the range of courses that were played against the average attendance of 86. The range was from a low of 56 to a high of 137 at our end of year game.

 

As a way to boost numbers at low attendance courses the option to introduce visitors for the day was to be continued and promoted via the web site.

  

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS:

John Dec  Joondalup  Graham Muir  Mt Lawley

Campbell Ansell Cottesloe  Fred Feucs  Chequers       David Roe  Joondalup  Anthony Keene Guilderton

John Marris  Lake Karrinyup Fred Margaria  Lake Karrinyup

Kelvin Richardson Kennedy Bay  William McIntyre Rockingham 

Andrew Jarry  WAGC  Martin Stephens Kennedy Bay

Noel Turner  Serpentine  Chris Cunnington Melville Glades

Paul Dunsire  Melville Glades

 

As normal at this time of year we have a number of members who elect to not continue their WAVGA membership. With a further number of outstanding renewals still to be resolved it is likely we will end with less than 450 members.

 

RESIGNATIONS

Robert Marshall Kwinana  Ken Nakamura Wanneroo

Stephen Cole  WAGC  Con Harley  Mandurah

Col Herring  Mt Lawley  Dave Sinclair  Rockingham

Rod Carver  Sun City  Nick Noble  Kwinana

Tony Derrick  Royal Perth  Jeff Murphy  Hartfield

Gordon Rodger Sun City  John Banting  Royal Perth

John Scott  Melville Glades Geoff Whittaker Joondalup

Brian Hegney  Mandurah  Peter Wattie  Lakelands 

Peter Sapwell   Wanneroo  Tony Maher  Lakelands

Jeff Hanna  Mandurah  Don Drysdale  Lakelands

Henry Forde   Hartfield  John Farrow  WAGC 

David Innes  Rockingham  

 

Current Membership     476  

 

The new order for WAVGA golf shirts has only reached 20 so far. To encourage further orders we will look at options to ensure we have the latest “dry fit material” and also an option to have members names printed on the shirt. A further option to have a breast pocket will depend on pricing and whether it can be done separately.  

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

SA Vets have asked for further promotion of the 2016 National Champs to be added to our web site. Our webmaster will take this on board with details and a link to the SA web site.

 

SPONSORSHIP:

Mike’s sponsorship report was presented. The sponsorship fixtures for 2016 have been finalised with 18 sponsors on board. We have lost Eagle Wools but gained two new sponsors, Ultimate Fencing Contractors and Carousel Physiotherapy & Podiatry.

Distinctive Golf have been retained with 2 golf days and a full page add for the current rate of $250. 

The sponsor’s details on our WAVGA website will be updated as per our current list.

New artwork for sponsors will be forwarded to Jiffy for our 2016 fixture book.

Wanneroo Vets have also asked us to circulate the date of their Vets Open day on Friday 15th April.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS:

See attached minutes re club reps meeting.

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 11am. 

 

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th. April  at 10.30am at Royal Perth GC 

 

MINUTES of meeting with club representatives commencing at 11am

 

ATTENDANCE:     APOLOGIES

 

Cottesloe Peter Stewart    Geoff Smith

Hartfield Peter Mueller    Howie Evans

Joondalup Jim Ellis

Kwinana Denis Clark & Peter Hayward

Karrinyup      Colin Thorniley

Lakelands Bill Brogan & Kevin Essing

Mandurah      Peter Jefferis Eric Curley

Melville Glds Michael Hardless & Jack Ebbs

Mt Lawley Dennis Cooper   David StGeorge

Nedlands Richard Lee    Neil Watson

Rockingham Alan Baker & Don Hall

Royal Freo Kommer Springvloed & Dave Throssell

Royal Perth Don Brearley    Bob Howe

Seaview Peter Wilmot

Sun City Sep Trittibach & John Stanley

WAGC Michael Glasson & Charlie Lancey

Wanneroo      Warren Howard

York  Eddie Fong & Bill Wagner

 

The Captain reaffirmed the role that the club reps are expected to play in the running of our organisation.

1.At each club the rep is the contact point for all current and future members. Encouraging eligible club members to join WAVETS and having application forms available. Outstanding membership renewals can also be followed up directly with club members where necessary.

2.On WAVET  days at each club there should be two reps who play in the last group on the booking sheet. For our normal 11am start they need to be available to help set up the registration desk from 10am. If unable to play there should be a stand in nominated for the desk.

3.Attendance at the AGM each year is important to be able to express any concerns or queries for your club members.

4.A number of games at public  or resort courses will not have club reps available so volunteers to help out on the desk would be greatly appreciated

 

Club reps asked if the membership application form can be made available on the website for them to access as required. This would also ensure they have the latest version or update at any time. This would also apply to the information leaflet explaining the operation and aims of WAVGA.

 

Club reps were also asked to assist where possible in advising club members that still had outstanding renewal fees for this year.

 

The meeting closed at 12 noon with the President and Captain thanking all for their attendance and contribution.

 

Tony Farrow

Secretary / Treasurer