Firstly, congratulations to Chris Millard who was elected, with overwhelming support, as our latest Life Member.
Your new Board is almost unchanged with only Ross Donaldson standing down, as he is relocating to the South Coast. Ross has been an excellent Director and an asset to our Club, he will be sorely missed. Congratulations to Steve Bradley who is the only new Director, and to Ben Brown who assumes the position of Captain (Unopposed).
There were a few hot topics on the evening with the new Sports Bar leading, Lottery Bookings close behind and Slow Play bringing up the rear.
I would like to re-iterate that there is no increase in the number of Gaming Licences and our focus remains on having a contemporary Sports Bar and a separated, family-friendly Club Lounge.
The Sports Bar is ahead of schedule and running within Budget, which will be funded out of cash reserves. Many Members took the opportunity to look over the site which is shaping up to be a fantastic venue with some of the best sports' viewing options in the district.
In light of some feedback, more attention will be paid to ensuring Members are kept better updated and you will read below that we are holding a naming competition - so get your entries in. Furthermore, we will shortly setup a Members Working Group to discuss Slow Play and the Booking system and will feedback their recommendations in coming weeks.
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Wishing you all a wonderful Winter of Golf.
Look after each other, stay safe, and I look forward to sharing your Fairway soon!
Mark Mathieson - President