SNGABW meets the second Tuesday evening of each month at Charlie's Lakeside on the corner of Durango and Sahara. Members and visitors are encouraged to attend. We discuss current business of the club, upcoming tournaments and "play days" which are available to the membership and we review the rules of golf. This is a social opportunity to make new friends and to network through the game of Golf.
General Meeting: December 14th, 2019
Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women
General Meeting—December 14, 2019
The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on December 14, 2019 at Eagle Crest Golf Club. Five Board Members were present (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 49 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 1:15pm..
President – Karen Huckabay: Thank you everyone for coming out and having a little holiday cheer with us. Hope everyone had fun and boy did we have another beautiful day with perfect weather. Thank you Nancy Lauback for making all the arrangements, going back & forth, meeting with Eagle Crest Club and putting together a great Christmas party for Business Women. Great Job Nancy!
Vice President – Margie Cashwell: I’m happy to announce Business Women had super 2019 with 120 members, (5) new members joining us in November and December. The 2020 Membership renewals are coming in steadily and I will be reaching out to those who have not renewed yet. It’s important to get everyone’s renewal payments to Nicole Nolan by tomorrow 12/15/19, so she can send our Club’s payment to SNGA by end of year. In January 2020 GHIN handicaps are renewed and if you did not get your renewal payment on time, your GHIN number will expire.
Treasurer’s Report – Nicole Nolan: Beginning bank balance of $5,497.29. Income received: Xmas party income $950.00; 2020 Renewal $2,420.00. Total Income of $8,867.29. Disbursements: WSNGA $25.00; Fay Geddes (dup payment) $55.00. Total Disbursements: $80.00. Ending Bank Balance (11/30/19) $8,787.29. Outstanding Checks of $0.00. Actual Bank Balance (12/01/19) $8,787.29.
Jingle Balls account balance of $5,294.98. There were no questions, treasurer report will be filed for audit.
Nicole Nolan requested a Volunteer to do year-end audit, as Nicole cannot be her own Auditor. We need another Accountant or Bookkeeper to help us out with auditing 2019 Treasurer Reports, please let us know.
Secretary Report – Lai Rippee:
There were no other questions or corrections on November’s report. Monica
Fairbanks motioned to approve. Barb Ford 2nd the motion. All in
favor, November 2019 minutes passed and report will be filed as written.
WSNGA Rep—Nancy Lauback.
Congratulations to Karen Huckabay, she was featured on SNGA newsletter this month as the Member Spotlight for outstanding work representing Business Women and Jingle Balls Invitational Tournament.
New 2020 WSNGA Board Members:
President Karen Herness
Vice President Sue May
Secretary Monica Kaili
Treasurer Helen "Rusty" Beckel
Tournament Chair Sherry Jackson
COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS
SNGABW Christmas Party at Eagle Crest GC—December 14th—9:00am SG—Nancy Lauback
There was no planned game but to enjoy the great weather playing quick friendly round of golf on Eagle Crest Golf Club.
Karen Huckabay asked membership to please pitch in and step up as “Play Day Chairs”. We need everyone to help out more as the same people over & over are doing all the duties for the group. We need more volunteers to sign up, so far only THREE responses to be Play Chair after my email with new 2020 play day calendar. If a play day does not have a Play Chair, we will have no choice but to not have a game organized etc. and list will names will be sent to golf course and the pairings will be done by the golf course.
Jingle Balls Final--Theresa Prospero & Karen Huckabay A BIG “Thank you” to everyone for making this year the most successful Jingle Balls to date. The support & help was greatly appreciated and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s generosity, help and support. We raised the most money from raffle sales and happy to announce we will be giving $2200.00 each to the 2 charities--Little Miss Hannah and Safe Nest.
Board Member Nominations/Swear In: Nicole Nolan as Treasurer & Suzanne Desmarais as Secretary
Karen Huckabay thanked Lai Rippee for stepping up and taking over the Secretary position during a hard period when we lost a beloved key member, Mary Tucker to cancer last year, February 2018. Lai has done a great job for us but with another commitment in 2020, her plate is full. We have Nominee Suzanne Desmarais to take the Secretary position.
Margie Cashwell swore in Nicole Nolan “AS THE ELECTED TREASURER OF SNGABW FOR THE COMING YEAR, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING AND DEPOSITING ALL MONIES RECEIVED. YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR DISBURSING ALL FUNDS THE MEMBERSHIP HAS VOTED TO DISBURSE, TO RECONCILE ALL CHECKBOOKS AND ACCOUNTS AND TO PRESENT WRITTEN REPORTS TO THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EACH MONTH. Do You Accept These Responsibilities? Nicole Accepted.”
Margie Cashwell swore in Suzanne Desmarais “AS THE ELECTED SECRETARY OF SNGABW FOR THE COMING YEAR, YOUR DUTIES WILL INCUDE KEEPING ACCURATE WRITTEN MINUTES OF ALL BOARD AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS. YOU WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING A COPY OF THESE MINUTES TO THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BEFORE EACH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING. IT IS ALSO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP A CURRENT ROSTER OF THE MEMBERSHIP AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THIS ROSTER TO THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AND TO THE BOARD OF WSNGA. Do You Accept These Responsibilities? Suzanne Accepted.”
2020 SNGABW Board Members:
Margie Cashwell—Vice President
Nancy Lauback—WSNGA Representative
2020 New World Handicap System – Kathy Faber: GHIN program will be down January 1-5, 2020 performing system update. There will be NO score posting during this time. If you play a round from Jan. 1-5, please keep the scorecard until the system is back up. You will get an alert to update your GHIN App once the system is back online.
There are few major changes impacting how Business Women will need to adopt and conform to the “New World Handicap” system:
***The handicap index will be calculated on daily basis, taking away index updates on the 1st and 15th of the month. Business Women will need to decide when the cutoff date for the handicaps to be used prior to play date. Also it will be necessary for individual players to post their own scores at the end of the round. All scorecards will be collected given to Handicap Chair, Kathy Faber or a Board member if Kathy Faber is not present. Random audits of scorecards will be done to make sure the scores are correctly added and posted in GHIN. If you are not sure and have any questions, please call on Kathy to help you post your scores. We will all be “hands-on” to help you through the process. Please do not stress.
***The “equitable strokes” scale will NO LONGER be in effect for posting your maximum score per hole. The new system for posting your maximum score on a hole is NET PLUS DOUBLE BOGEY. Players will need to know how to calculate course handicap and “pop” scorecards base on the golf course slope/rating and hole handicap. We will teach and guide you through, please see Kathy Faber or any Board member.
More to come and will be updating everyone January 11th at our general meeting after play at Bear’s Best. There are plenty of changes and improvements coming to the GHIN system as part of the new World Handicap Launch in 2020.
Team Play--Christine Soscia & Margie Cashwell “hello everyone” I will be the Team Play Captain with Margie Cashwell, Co-Captain for next year. The 1st match of the season will start on January 27th we’re playing at home course, Bear’s Best. If you would like to play team play, please come see myself or Margie Cashwell. We love to have any and all interested to play on the Business Women team. For those that have last year’s team shirt and will not be using it, please consider giving the shirt to a new player. It will be greatly appreciated as we don’t know if the same shirt can be re-ordered.
December Birthdays: Jill Paige (6); Mary Schweitzer (6); Barbara Kinkade (11); Deb Koch (13); Theresa Prospero (22); Marcela Tannenbergova (24); Janet Trimmer (26); Melissa Miller (28); Nancy Scoble (29); Kim Bazzelle (29)
Meeting Adjourned at 1:55pm. Next meeting is January 11th, 2020 at Bear’s Best GC
General Meeting: November 18th, 2019
The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on November 2, 2019 at Bear’s Best Golf Club. Five Board Members were present (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 41 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 2:33pm.
Jingle Balls Update--Theresa Prospero thank you everyone for the great job in bringing in the donations needed and everything is coming all on time. Jingle Balls work day is on Nov. 16th at 11:00am at Christine Soscia’s house - 3082 Soft Horizon Way 89135. Currently 18 volunteers have signed up. Directions to Christine’s house with more instructions will be emailed. Thank you to those that volunteered to help us assemble gift baskets & raffle prizes, goodie bags and player’s packets. Your support is very much appreciated.
Christmas party - Eagle Crest Golf Club on December 14th. I’m very happy to announce our Christmas party will be at Eagle Crest GC. They are very eager to have us at their club and they have been very good to work with. They’ve agreed to do “beat the Pro” contest. Sign up sheet was generated around the room for membership to sign up. $50 for both golf and buffet lunch. It’s $35 for golf and $15 for lunch. You can sign up for both or only golf or lunch. Contact Nancy Lauback or Theresa Prospero if you have any questions and come join the FUN on December 14th. If paying by check, Make checks payable to SNGABW, mail to Nicole Nolan, 718 Nickleby Ave. Las Vegas NV 89123
President – Karen Huckabay: Thank you everyone for playing today, it was a beautiful day with perfect weather. Today’s general meeting is out of order again but note, meeting officially started at 2:33pm.
Since we had a general meeting only 2 weeks ago, let’s quickly approve Treasurer report, if there are no questions or correction for the Treasurer Report. All in favor Treasurer report will be filed for audit.
Treasurer’s Report – Nicole Nolan: Beginning bank balance of $4,405.29. Income received: Membership renewal $1320.00. Total Income of $5,725.29. Disbursements: SNGA Handicap Fee $30.00; Printing Membership Applications $198.00. Total Disbursements: $228.00. Ending Bank Balance (10/31/19) $5,497.29. Outstanding Checks of $25.00. Actual Bank Balance (11/01/19) $5,472.29. Jingle Balls account balance of $9,645.02.
SNGABW Membership Renewal--Nicole Nolan reminded SNGABW membership is due for renewal. Renewal fee is $55.00 with $30.00 is for GHIN handicap. Renewal & new membership fees are due by December 15, 2019. I have renewal forms for anyone here that needs one to fill out. If you need to send in your renewal fee, please make checks payable to SNGABW, mail to Nicole Nolan, 718 Nickleby Ave. Las Vegas NV 89123
Secretary Report – Lai Rippee: Correction made to include Fay Geddes’ name as Business Women member playing on this year’s SilverCup team. Linda Berardo’s birthday (10/18) was added to October babies. There were no other questions or corrections on October’s report. Connie Hill motioned to approve. Barb Ford 2nd the motion. All in favor, October 2019 minutes passed and report will be filed as written.
WSNGA Rep—Nancy Lauback. There are (2) dates Nov. 12th and 13th available for “New World Handicap” seminars to talk about the changes coming in January 2020. The sessions are FREE, you can register online on SNGA.org. It’s open to all members and we want to encourage everyone to attend and be familiar with how this will impact your handicap index.
Congratulations to Debra Koch, featured on SNGA news this month as “Member Spotlight”.
Team Play--Christine Soscia encourage as many participants from Business Women to come out and play Team Play. It is a great experience and a lot of fun playing with a partner in friendly competitive match play format against the other club teams. The matches are played every other Monday, starting January 27th at Bear’s Best. We are the Hosting Team and will have a “Bye” but we’ll be the hosting team and will need volunteers to be spotters & course marshals.
COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS
Sierra Nevada Cup, Bear’s Best—November 2—9:00am SG—Margie Cashwell
Thank you everyone for participating today, Business Women inaugural 1-day Sierra NV Cup tournament. The competition was amazing with both team doing a super job with the pairings. Great job Captains! Margie made motion to floor and asked membership if we want to continue having 1-day Sierra Cup tournament. Connie Hill motioned to approve. By show of hands, majority approved with 2 opposed. Lai Rippee, Captain of Blue team “thanked” Margie for great job and putting a lot of time & diligent work organizing the tournament. There were many revisions to team roster with multiple player cancellations which required both Margie and Captains going back & forth with emails and phone calls, trying to fill vacant spots in order to have evenly matched teams. Thank you to all the members who stepped up and made this year’s Sierra NV Cup successful, FUN and very close tournament between Blue & Silver teams!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BLUE TEAM!
WINNER OF 2019 SIERRA NEVADA CUP TOURNAMENT!
November Birthdays: Tomoko Miyazono (1); Lai Rippee (3); Peggy Gore (4); Verna Huiskamp (7);
Hedy Woodrow (9); Connie Hill (10); Kathy Faber (11); Maggie Bowgren (17); Maureen Coleman (18); Penny Davis (20); Nancy Lauback (22); Karen Bernard (24); Kim Jeffreys (24); Camille Slonim (25); June Nguyen (26); Shayna Bott (29)
Meeting Adjourned at 3:00pm.
Next meeting is December 14, 2019 at Eagle Crest—Christmas Party
Written by: Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary
General Meeting: October 20th, 2019
Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women General Meeting—October 20, 2019
The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on October 20, 2019 at Las Vegas National Golf Club. Five Board Members were present (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 30 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 12:20pm by the Play Chairs presenting the winners for the game.
COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS
Las Vegas National—October 20—7:30am SG—Nancy Lauback & Christine Soscia
Game of the day was Ghosts and Goblins, 5 longest yard holes and 5 shortest yard holes minus 1/2 handicap.
1st- Kathy Faber 39.5
2nd- Monica Fairbanks 40 (card off)
3rd-Linda Berardo 40 (card off)
1st- Shana Bott 38.5
2nd- Nancy Lauback 40.5
3rd- Nicole Nolan 41.5
1st- Bonnie Steffen 37 (card off)
2nd- Sara Schuman 37 (card off)
3rd- Suzanne Desmarais 39
President – Karen Huckabay: Thank you everyone for playing today, great job winners of the Game, with that said, today’s general meeting is not following the order of the agenda. Note: meeting officially started at 12:20pm. Reminder the multi-membership rebate form is available on SNGA.org website for those who belong to more than one Club to fill out your rebate forms. Log on to SNGA.org and fill out the Rebate form to receive $20 for every additional Club after the first club you’ve joined within the year. SNGA will mail you a check sometime in October or November.
Vice President - Margie Cashwell: I like to inform the membership the changes coming from GHIN starting January 2020. Posting of your scores from every round of play must be posted on the day of play. Therefore, handicap index will be updated each time scores are posted. It will not be updated on bi-weekly basis anymore. If you checked into golf course and played a round but if you neglect to post your score on the day of play, GHIN will calculate your index by using your lowest score or the last posted score on record.
Business Women being a traveling club will have to look into a system where will need back-up GHIN Admin other than Kathy Faber to post our game day scores. Particularly if Kathy Faber is absent from the round, we will have to have another GHIN Administrator (Board Member) available to post scores from the various golf courses. Clarification from Deb Koch, the reason for your scores posted on the day of play is in the new GHIN system it will take into account the weather condition of the day and factor that into calculation of your handicap index. Example, high winds, rain, extreme heat or severe cold conditions etc. We will have more discussion on this process and the Board members will be meeting on this in the next couple of months.
SilverCup Tournament- Margie Cashwell: This was an amazing experience for all our players. Each round, the matches were played very well against the North team. They were close matches, although the South Team lost the cup back to the North this year, it wasn’t without a good fight with every match going down to wire. Playing SilverCup is a tremendous experience playing good competitive golf with teammates from different golf clubs that you don’t normally play with. I really want to encourage everyone to please come out and try out for the SilverCup team in the Qualifier tournament. You will gain great experience playing with the various levels of good women golfers throughout Las Vegas. There were several Business Women members on the team: Myself, Danielle Kaylor, Theresa Prospero, Theresa Summers, Christine Soscia, Karen Herness & Rusty Beckel (Captains) which makes our Club’s participation pretty significant on the team. This is my 2nd year playing and it is A LOT OF FUN! Please think about playing for the South team and try out for the SilverCup team during the Qualifier tournament around June/July. Next year, 2020 the SilverCup tournament will be played here at PAIUTE Golf Club.
Treasurer’s Report – Nicole Nolan: “First” reading of the Treasurer’s Report - Beginning bank balance of $8,621.95. Income received: Fall Trip to AZ $566.72. Total Income of $9,188.67. Disbursements: Fall trip-Courtyard Hotel $1,420.69; Eagle Mountain Golf $1,960.20; Talking Stick Golf $1402.49. Total Disbursements: $4,783.38. Ending Bank Balance (9/30/19) $4,405.29. Outstanding Checks of $25.00. Actual Bank Balance (10/01/19) $4,380.29. Jingle Balls account balance of $15,802.74. There were no questions or corrections from the floor. Treasurer report will be filed for audit.
Secretary Report – Lai Rippee: No additional questions or corrections on August’s report. Connie Hill motioned to approve. Monica Fairbanks 2nd the motion. All in favor. August 2019 minutes passed and report will be filed as written.
Fall Trip Summary-Michelle Bradford Michelle was absent. Brief recap from Rose Coker, Karen Huckabay & Margie Cashwell. All & all Scottsdale AZ was very successful golf trip, although very “hot” but the golf courses and hotel accommodations were great. We had a fun time with grab-bag prizes, CP’s etc.
Sierra NV Cup Teams: Margie Cashwell began the team selection for Blue and Silver teams. Total of 40 players divided into 7 groups of “like” handicaps. In tandem random order, names were drawn for Blue and Silver teams. Results of players for both teams are listed at the bottom.
Jingle Balls: Karen Huckabay informed us this year the entry fees was enough to “break even” covering the basic cost of the tournament. We do not have enough funds this year to pay for the materials needed for centerpieces. The printing cost of the program flyer & hole sponsor signs are donated by Rapid Colors or greatly discounted. For future Jingle Balls tournaments, we will need to discuss raising the entry fees. Board members will meet on this subject and we’ll put to vote by membership. Jingle Balls work day is on Nov. 16th at 11:00am. Location will be either at Christine Soscia or Karen Huckabay’s house. Final determination on which location will be announced by email and/or by next general meeting Nov. 2nd. Volunteer sign up sheet was passed around the room for people to please come help put together gift baskets, goodie bags and player’s packets.
SNGABW Membership Renewal: Nicole Nolan gave details & benefits of what SNGAW membership entails. For $55.00/yr which portion ($30.00) goes to SNGA for posting GHIN handicap. Our home course is Bear’s Best played once a month and the other 2 weekends, we travel playing at various golf courses throughout Las Vegas area. Our club also has 3 major tournaments a year--Club Championship, Maary Smith, Sierra NV Cup and Jingle Balls Invitational. Our club also have organized away trips either in Spring and/or Fall. This is a package comprised of 2 night accommodations and 2 rounds of golf. Membership renewal forms were emailed and another reminder email will be sent again in Nov. Membership fees must be submitted by the deadline of December 15, 2019 otherwise January 2020, you will be kicked out of GHIN system. If this happens, you will need to sign up again for GHIN and reinstate your previous GHIN number.
Christmas Party: Theresa Prospero was absent, Karen Huckabay informed us this year our event will be at Eagle Crest Golf Club who now has food and beverage services. They are very good to work with us and is very accommodating. Eagle Crest is giving us a good rate for a round of golf and nice menu for Christmas buffet luncheon. More specific information to come.
Board Member Nominees: Kathy Faber apologized for the problems in posting the scores for the past 2 play days. Some people’s scores did not get posted even though all the scores were double-checked, added and adjustments were made before posting. The glitches have been worked out and everything should be good, however please always double check if your scores got posted on GHIN and if not, please let me know right away to fix it immediately.
2020 Board Member nominee, Suzanne Desmarais is interested to serve. However, anyone who wishes to serve on the Board for any position is open to run. The position does not have to vacant before a member can serve. If there are more than ONE person interested in any particular Board position, all the names will be on the ballot to be voted by SNGABW membership.
Team Play: Margie Cashwell and Christine Soscia will be the Captains for next year’s team. Calling all members to come join the team! We want to encourage as many participants from Business Women to come out and play Team Play. It is a great experience and a lot of fun playing partner’s match play format. The matches are played on every other Monday, Team Play schedule is out with 1st match starting on January 27th at Bear’s Best. Business Women will have a “Bye” but we’ll be the hosting team and will need volunteers to be spotters & course marshals.
September Birthdays: September Birthdays: Valerie Catallozzi (3); Debbie Love (6); Margie Cashwell (7); Pauline Jackson (9); Suzanne Desmarais (26); Deanna Imboden (29)
October Birthdays: Denise Traniello (3); Patty Gerber (15); Sue Rambo (16); Christine Yun (17); Teresa Howe (20); Christy Smith (21); Sandra Hengels (25); Kay Taskashima Heine (30)
Meeting Adjourned at 12:58pm
Next meeting is November 2, 2019 at Bear’s Best
Written by: Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary
General Meeting: August 11th, 2019
General Meeting: May 11th, 2019
General Meeting: April 13, 2019
get donation credit for the Club Prize. The Club that raises the most donations will receive two cases of wine and a framed SNJGA flag.
There are also individual prizes based on the amount raised. This includes a golf getaway package, a chance to attend the SNJGA Team event at Top Golf ( minimum $400 in pledges), and tiered prizes for gift cards based on the amount raised. Sign up for "RISE TO THE TOP" at www.SouthernNevadaJuniorGolf.com, click on "Rise to the Top", fill out the form and you will receive your own Web Address to start fundraising. You may also contact Nicole Dutt-Roberts, SNJGA Fundrasing Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or for more information.
Nancy proposed to use extra funds from Business Women to sponsor a high school girl’s team (1-2). Theresa Prospero motioned to approve, Monica Fairbanks 2nd the motion. All approved to use the budget. Attached Addendum donation letter
Bear’s Best—April 13—7:30am SG—Jackie Pierson
Game of the Day: Gross and Net
1st Flight – Gross
1st Place – Rusty Beckel – 80 (tie)
2nd Place – Karen Herness - 83
1st Flight – Net
1st Place – Karen Huckabay – 65 (tie for Gross)
2nd Place – Danielle Kaylor – 74 (tie)
2nd Flight – Gross
1st Place – Jan Hansen - 87
2nd Place – Ellen Guerra – 89 (TIE)
2nd Flight -Net
1st Place – Ruth Carrol – 71 (tie for 2nd Gross)
2nd Place –Nancy Lauback - 75
3rd Flight - Gross
1st Place – Bar Ford - 94
2nd Place – Nicole Nolan – 96(tie for 2nd Net)
3rd Flight – Net
1st Place – Tomoko Miyazono – 70 (tie for 2nd Gross)
2nd Place –Judy Gardner – 73 (tie)
*Single Room - 2 x Nights and 2 rounds of golf - $349.64 per person
*Double Room - 2 x Nights and 2 rounds of golf - $248.16 per person
* Includes hot breakfast
In case you arrange your own accommodation, below are the prices for golf only:
Saturday 9/7 Eagle Mountain 8am shotgun $81.68/p
Green fee Includes cart and range balls at both courses
General Meeting: March 10th, 2019
General Meeting: February 9th, 2019
General Meeting: January 12th, 2019
Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women
General Meeting—January 12, 2019
The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on January 12, 2109 at Bear’s Best Golf Club. Three Board Members were present (President, Vice President, & Treasurer). A total of 37 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 2:05 pm by President Karen Huckabay.
Introductions – President Karen Huckabay opened the meeting by congratulating Mary Schweitzer who had a hole-in-one on #15 today. She acknowledged and welcomed playing with us today new member, Shayna Bott and two guests of Terry Howe, Kim Gross and Rhonda Sledge.
President – Karen Huckabay: Karen introduced the Board for 2019. All members were returning except for herself as President. She stated that Jan Hansen will continue to be Tournament Chair for 2019 responsible for the Maary Smith Match Play, Club Championship and Sierra Nevada Cup. Karen encouraged members to participate more in play dates understanding that work and family does come first.
Vice President - Margie Cashwell: Margie noted that we had 119 members as of December 31. Renewals have been slowly coming in and we are currently at 89 members. New members for 2019 include Shayna Bott, Rusty Beckel, Sue May, Wendy Deutsch and Kyoko Pizzo joined today. Margie stated that she will be following up with those members who have not yet renewed.
Treasurer’s Report – Jackie Pierson: Treasurer’s Report had a Beginning bank balance of $4205.08. Income received: Reimbursement for Christmas Party $2055.00 and Membership Dues of $2,750.00. Total Income of $9010.08. Disbursements: 2019 Team Play Dues of $25.00; Past President’s Gift of $156.78 and Christmas Party of $1,960.00. Ending Bank Balance (12/31/18) $6868.20. Outstanding Checks of $1,560.00. Actual Bank Balance (1/07/19) $8428.20. It was noted that the balance is high because the 2019 Handicap Fees have not been paid. This will occur in February.
Kirkwood Bank Account (Jingle Balls Account) balance of $765.24.
Jackie also reviewed the completed 2018 Budget results. We surpassed our estimated income by $580.00 due to new memberships. We were over budget on expenses by $324.00 due to an expected expense of printing new membership brochures and a memorial for Mary Tucker, but had saved in other expense items that were under budget. As a result, our working cash on hand as of 12/31/18 was $405.00.
Secretary Report – Lai Rippee: In Lai’s absence, Jan Hansen reviewed the minutes. There were no questions, and motion to approve December 2019 Minutes was passed. They will be filed as written.
WSNGA Rep Report - Nancy Lauback: Margie Cashwell gave the report in Nancy’s absence. All tournament info is located at www.wsnga.org. The State Partners is scheduled for April 28-29 at Mt. Falls. Southern Nevada Sr. Amateur is May 21-22 at LV National and the Amateur/Silver Cup Qualifier is June 11-12 at Boulder Creek. The next WSNGA meeting is January 21 at LV National with the Team Play Captains meeting to follow.
COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS
Bear’s Best—Jan. 12—9:00am SG—Jackie Pierson
Low Gross & Low Net. Three flights awards for 1st & 2nd place in both gross and net. 37 Players
First Flight Gross Net
1st Place: Michelle Bradford, 79 Monica Fairbanks, 72
2nd Place: My Paulsen, 84 Gail Chow, 73
1st Place: Lorna Daniels, 87 Janis Lunde, 72
2nd Place: Jan Hansen, 94 Barb Ford, 74
1st Place: Teruko Sczcepanski, 96 Shayna Bott, 71
2nd Place: Tomoko Miyazono, 97 Mary Schweitzer, 75
President Huckabay noted that in the future all Play Day Chairs will be sending out the results to all members instead of including them in the General Meeting.
Jingle Balls Invitational - Jan Hansen: Jan read a thank you note from Carrie Ostria of The Little Miss Hannah Foundation. “Thank you for your incredible donation and continued support of our organization! Your group has made such a great impact in allowing us to continue to work with these amazing kids.”
2019 Calendar: Karen stated that the calendar is almost complete. Jan has a few more dates to fill in in September and October. Karen noted that she has had a great response from members who have volunteered to be play day chairs and thanked those members for stepping up to help.
Team Play: Theresa Prospero stated we have 17 members who are on the team for this year. Shirts have been ordered and should be here before our first match on February 4 at TPC Summerlin.
Survey: Margie Cashwell reviewed the results of the Away Trip survey that was sent out to all members. She noted there were 60 responses to the survey and gave a summary of the results. A majority of the members are still in favor of having two trips, are willing to travel up to 300 miles, are willing to pay up to $400, and job/family and time of year prevented participation. Margie also stated the comments were great and very helpful. She will be sending out a complete summary of the survey to all members in the near future.
Rules Chair: President Huckabay stated that she would like to renew our commitment to having a Rules Chair review rules at each General Meeting. Janis Lunde and Deb Koch have agreed to be our Rules Chairs. Janis reminded everyone that the process of dropping a ball is different under the new rules. Take a look at the picture in the pamphlet handed out by Sue May at the seminar and in the new Rules Book. Also, there are great videos at usga.org. Janis also cleared up a rumor that had been circulating in some groups that no one is allowed to stand on the teeing area when is a player is ready to hit. This is NOT true. A playing partner may not stand behind a player on the tee, on the green or along the line of play on the green.
January Birthdays: Barb Ford (1); Teruko Szczepanski (1); Robin Sharp (5); Patty Speer (7); Tina Lipschutz (18); Janis Lunde (18); Michelle Schwartz (19); Ashley Vaughn (27).
Meeting Adjourned at 2:50 pm
Next meeting is February 9, 2019 @ Bear’s Best
Written by: Jan Hansen for Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary