Message From the President
I’d like to wish a very happy new year to all of our members. We experienced a very successful 2012, our participation in events increased despite a slight decrease in our membership. We also had the best year to date in attracting sponsors for our events. Just as a reminder, please make use of our sponsors. They are generous in their support of our organization and we should be equally generous in our support or their businesses. Also, when you do use the services of our sponsors, remember to tell them that you got their information from the MGA.
The MGA has a full and ambitious schedule planned for the coming golf season. We are offering eight standalone events plus the ever popular season long Wilson Cup match play championship. Please see the schedule that is posted on our web site for the dates and formats of all our tournaments and dinners. An MGA Membership brochure can be found in the pro shop or the club house. You can also find sponsorship brochures at these locations, and if you know of a potential sponsor or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Keith Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com.
We are also saying goodbye this year to Stephen Spaulding. Stephen is probably the longest serving employee here at Dominion Valley. Starting as an outside cart worker, Stephen has been an assistant pro for a number of years. He has decided to move on and also finish his education. We wish him the best of luck and success in all he attempts. Also leaving us is Tim Montgomery. Tim has spent the last year as our pro shop manager. Tim is also moving on outside the golf business and we all wish him well. As of this writing, no new assistant has been officially hired but a new class a professional should be on board by early February.
There also has been some change on the MGA board. We welcome new members Kevin Roth and Jack Morana. They have already begun their terms and have taken on important roles within the organization. Stepping down this year is George Banning. George served last year as vice-president and chairman of the sponsorship committee. Thank you George for a job well done. Also stepping down from the board but thankfully not from the MGA is Harry Featherstone. Harry has been the treasurer and more recently, the chair of the communications and membership committee. Harry has consented to remain in this post for which I am exceedingly grateful.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me or any other board members. If you are able, please volunteer to assist us in whatever way you can. This is your organization and it will only remain viable if the members are willing to help. I hope to see you all on the course this years and let’s make 2013 our best year yet.
MGA President 2013