Monthly Meetings

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..


OFFICERS REPORTS

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 ReportLai 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.


OLD BUSINESS

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.


NEW BUSINESS

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:

Karen Huckabay—President

Margie Cashwell—Vice President

Nicole Nolan—Treasurer

Suzanne Desmarais—Secretary

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.


NEW BUSINESS

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


OFFICERS REPORTS

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 ReportLai 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”.


OLD BUSINESS

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.

Witches Flight:

1st- Kathy Faber 39.5

2nd- Monica Fairbanks 40 (card off)

3rd-Linda Berardo 40 (card off)


Ghosts Flight:

1st- Shana Bott 38.5

2nd- Nancy Lauback 40.5

3rd- Nicole Nolan 41.5


Goblins Flight:

1st- Bonnie Steffen 37 (card off)

2nd- Sara Schuman 37 (card off)

3rd- Suzanne Desmarais 39


OFFICERS REPORTS

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 ReportLai 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.


OLD BUSINESS

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.


NEW BUSINESS

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

Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women General Meeting—August 11, 2019 .The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on August 11, 2019 at Highland Falls Golf Club. Four Board Members were present (President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 26 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 12:05pm by President Karen Huckabay. Introductions – President Karen Huckabay opened the meeting by thanking everyone for playing today. Welcome new member Donna Roush joining us after playing with us at Reflection Bay. 

OFFICERS REPORTS 
President – Karen Huckabay: Correction from last meeting Dee Dee Davis was guest and we hope she will be joining our club in very near future. Special announcement regarding our member SUE MAY will be inducted into Las Vegas Golf Association Hall of Fame. Ceremony dinner reception will take place on September 28th. We have scheduled Board Meeting on Friday, August 15th @ 5pm to have Jan Hansen turn over the legacy of SNGABW workbooks & manuals for Jingle Balls, Club Championship, Sierra NV Cup. We will discuss the transition process as well as start working on golf course contracts for 2020 play days calendar. 

Vice President - Margie Cashwell: In Margie’s absence, Lai Rippee announced adding new member, Donna Roush bringing our membership to 109 members. Reminder to Play Chairs, please make sure you have updated your email distribution list add new members and update Michelle Bradford’s new email. Christine Soscia has new address listed in current updated roster sent out by Jackie Pierson. 

Treasurer’s Report – Jackie Pierson: “Last” reading of the Treasurer’s Report - Beginning bank balance of $4,593.59. Income received: Membership Dues of $165.00; Fall Trip to AZ $3,316.84. Total Income of $8,075.43. Disbursements: Postage/Notary $16.33. Total Disbursements of $16.33. Ending Bank Balance (7/31/19) $8,059.10. Outstanding Checks of $36.68. Actual Bank Balance (7/31/19) $8,095.78. Kirkwood Bank Account (Jingle Balls Account) balance of $765.24. Ending balance looks high due to AZ trip payments, but this will be back to normal when I send out check payment to the Hotel. There were no questions or corrections from the floor. Treasurer report will be filed for audit. NICOLE NOLAN has volunteered to take on the role of Treasurer. We will set the date to go to the bank(s) and change the signature cards from Jackie Pierson and Jan Hansen to Nicole Nolan and Karen Huckabay at Wells Fargo & Kirkwood bank. 

Secretary Report – Lai Rippee: No additional questions or corrections on July’s report. Theresa Prospero motioned to approve. Kathy Dunnuck, 2nd the motion. All in favor. July 2019 minutes passed and report will be filed as written. 

WSNGA Rep Report - Nancy Lauback: Hope everyone has received emails for several Club Invitational and all registration forms are available on SNGA.org for y’all to sign up. 2 | Page Jan Hansen: Reminder the multi-membership rebate form will be available for those who belong to more than one Club. Please 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 the year. SNGA will mail you a check sometime in October or November. 

COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS Highland Falls—August 11—7:00am SG—Kathy Faber Game of the Day: “Team ABCD” Full handicap. Count NET 2 best balls per hole for team score total. FIRST PLACE: TEAM OF FABER, NOLAN, LAUBACK & SILCOTT with 120 (-24) points SECOND PLACE : TEAM OF SOSCIA, VELOZ, FORD & BOWGREN (blind draw) with 124 (-20) points 

OLD BUSINESS 
Fall Trip: Michelle Bradford-not present at meeting. Jackie Pierson reminded trip attendee(s) to please send in your payment for the AZ trip if you haven’t already. The Deadline is 8/16/19. 

NEW BUSINESS 
Jingle Balls Invitational-Jan Hansen/Karen Huckabay: Flyer for Jingle Balls Invitational was announced on SNGA. Registration forms are available to get your teams together. Entries CANNOT be mailed before and must be post marked on SEPTEMBER 16th at the earliest. Note this year’s entries/registration application will be mailed to Karen Huckabay at 1013 Bonitos Suenos St. Las Vegas NV 89138 not to Jan Hansen. 

Sierra NV Cup: Karen Huckabay proposed to the membership at the meeting the idea of revising the format of Sierra Cup from 2 day, played in 2 weekends to 1 day tournament with 9 holes best ball & 9 holes of modified alternate shots. Suggestion to play 6/6/6 format within 1 day was also raised. The proposed change to 1 day would take place November 2 at Bear’s Best which is already a play day on the calendar. By show of hands 24 out of 26 was in favor of proposed idea to have 1 day Sierra Cup Tournament. More information will be emailed to all the membership to vote on the proposal. 

August Birthdays: Melissa Causey (9); Wendy Deutsch (13); Judy Gardner (14); Rose Coker (15); Brenda Asato (16); Leila Vasumaki (18); Cathrine Dehart (22); Kim Stoks (24); Michiko Hrbenar (25); Deborah Robillard (29) 

Meeting Adjourned at 12:25pm 
Next meeting is Sept 12, 2019 at Legacy Golf Club 
Written by: Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary

General Meeting: May 11th, 2019

The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on May 11, 2019 at Bear’s Best Golf Club. Five Board Members were present (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 39 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 12:10pm by President Karen Huckabay. Introductions – President Karen Huckabay opened the meeting by thanking everyone for playing today. The weather turned out to be a beautiful perfect day. The golf course is in great condition. Everyone had a good time playing in ideal conditions. 

OFFICERS REPORTS 
President – Karen Huckabay: We’re happy to have playing with us for first time some new members, Janet Trimmel, Barbara Kinkade and a brand new member who joined Business Women today, Maureen Martin. “Welcome ladies to Business Women Club, we’re very glad you’re here with us.” 
Vice President - Margie Cashwell: With one more new member, Maureen Martin joining today, this brings our membership to 105 members. Treasurer’s Report – Jackie Pierson: Treasurer’s Report had a Beginning bank balance of $5,702.04. Income received: Membership Dues of $110.00; Team play matches $544.00. Total Income of $ 6,356.04. Disbursements: Printing $78.10 & SNGABW Booklets $250.00, Total Disbursements of $328.10. Ending Bank Balance (4/30/19) $6,027.94. Outstanding Checks of $ 812.00. Actual Bank Balance (5/05/19) $5,215.94. Kirkwood Bank Account (Jingle Balls Account) balance of $765.24. 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 April’s report. Monica Fairbanks motioned to approve. Margie Cashwell 2nd the motion. All in favor. April 2019 Minutes passed and report will be filed as written. 
WSNGA Rep Report - Nancy Lauback: There’s nothing new to report from SNGA this month but want to mention fundraising event for junior golf “Rise to Top” at Top Golf is later this year on September 29th This is a combine effort between SNGA and SNJGA. Because it is later in September, the event is still a work in progress and the details need to be fine tuned. When I have more information, I will update everyone. 

*CANCEL--Southern Nevada Sr. Amateur, May 21-22 at Las Vegas National—email from Sherry Jackson indicating due to lack of interest. Monica Fairbanks is meeting with Sherry Jackson and are exploring the idea of combining Senior Amateur with State Amateur & SilverCup Qualifier tournament. *State Amateur/Silver Cup Qualifier is June 11-12 at 2 | Page Captains Karen Herness & Rusty Beckel also spoke to the group encouraging ladies to play as it’s a terrific experience with great competition. They need qualified “net” players for the Silver Cup team, the more the better. At the Qualifier tournament, 9 best “Gross” and 9 best “Net” players make the team along with few “Alternates” will also be selected. Every year, the Alternate players are required to fill in as people either get injured or conflict with schedules arises etc. Margie Cashwell emphasized how much fun she experienced last year playing on the team. Great opportunity to meet new players and the camaraderie is tremendous, fun & exciting. If you have a chance to play, please sign up and try out for the SilverCup team. *Silver Cup Tournament is in Genoa Lakes, Reno NV, October 13-15th - Captains, Rusty Beckel & Karen Herness have entry forms for anyone who would like to take one and fill out. 

COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS 
Jan Hansen - on behalf of the play day game chair people, everyone please be more courteous when canceling last minute and arrive on time to play. Please try to be at the designated golf club early, a minimum 15 MINUTES PRIOR to start time! This will allow the Game Chairs time to have a few minutes where they can warm up themselves. Too often, the Game Chairs don’t have any time waiting to collect the game money or scrambling making last minute changes for scorecards etc. Let’s all try to arrive promptly or give yourselves a little more time to pay the Pro Shop and check in, so the Game Chairs can get ready themselves. 

Jackie Pierson – I was going to send out an email but decided to address everyone today during the meeting. It has been brought up we need to remind everyone before the start of the round, please exchange your scorecards within your foursome and it’s always a good idea one person should keep a master scorecard for foursome for accuracy. Help each other keep track especially when we’re having a bad hole or simply adding the scores accurately. This is good practice and we have gotten “lax” on the procedure, we need to be diligent and consistent in doing this procedure for future play days & tournaments. It is one of our SNGABW standing rules. 

Bear’s Best—May 11—7:00am SG—Jackie Pierson Game of the Day: Gross and Net. There were 40 players in the game. 1st Flight – Gross 1st Flight – Net 1st Place – Karen Herness, 80 1st Place – Karen Huckabay, 70 2nd Place – Rusty Beckel, 83 2nd Place – Sandy Barletta, 70 (c/off) 2nd Flight – Gross 2nd Flight – Net 1st Place – Theresa Summers, 86 1st Place – Nancy Lauback, 74 (3way c/off) 2nd Place – Nicole Nolan, 92 (c/off) 2nd Place – Kathy Faber, 74 (3way c/off) 3rd Flight – Gross 3rd Flight – Net 1st Place – Cindi Chittenden, 86 1st Place – Jill Paige, 62 2nd Place – Gail Grundy, 100 2nd Place – Rose Coker, 75 

OLD BUSINESS 
Fall Trip: Michelle Bradford—There’s about 20 people signed up for the trip to Scottsdale, AZ. We need more sign up’s everyone…come on ladies, please come and join us in Arizona. Time to sign up. 

Maary Smith Match Play: Jan Hansen informed the floor My Paulsen and Barb Ford has completed their make-up match at Boulder City Muni. My Paulsen won (2Up, 1Play). We have our final match for Maary Smith Championship. The two finalists are Nicole Nolan and My Paulsen. Championship match is scheduled for May 19th, 7:00am shot gun @ Las Vegas National. Good luck to both finalists. 

NEW BUSINESS 
Junior Golf Event: Karen Huckabay read the donation letter our Club, SNGABW gave to Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association (SNJGA) along with check for $500.00 to sponsor memberships for two high school girls’ team (see Addendum). Thank you all for your support of our junior golf community. Jan Hansen - Volunteers are needed for many positions such as shuttle services, score keepers, marshals, water bottle runners etc. for the AJGA Lake Las Vegas Junior Tournament at Reflection Bay Golf Club from June 2nd to 6th. Volunteers are needed different shifts on each day. Volunteers will receive lunch and one round of golf at Reflection Bay. Jan has signed up as shuttle driver…no one in her car will be late! 
Team Play: Nancy Lauback announced Business Women in our division is currently 1st place in overall, 1st in gross and 2nd place in net. Yahoo!!! Our teams are ready for the last match of the season. We will play against TPC Summerlin @ Boulder City Muni on May 20th. Let’s finish out the season strong and be ready for the Playoff’s. Thank you everyone for making our team a success. 
Club Championship: Jan Hansen sent the latest email with everyone’s point standings & eligibility to play in the Club Championship, June 1st & 2nd. Sign-up sheet was passed at the meeting for those interested in playing. Please email Jan Hansen if you weren’t at the meeting and want to play in Club Championship. This is our Club’s biggest tournament, let’s have a great turn out. For those wishing to play for fun for either one or both days, Jan will schedule the fun players following the tournament players. 
Rules Chair: Janis Lunde explained the rule regarding immovable obstructions. Immovable obstructions are Fixed, artificial objects such as cart paths, walls, sprinkler heads, lightning shelter, etc. “Relief” is allowed, 1 club length, no closer to the hole from immovable obstruction in general area. Relief is NOT allowed from immovable obstructions if it is in an out of bound or penalty area. Some golf courses may have local rule on specific immovable obstructions such as a fence or rock wall which you’ll need to make sure to check with the particular golf course whether relief is permitted and with or without penalty. 
May’s Birthdays: Theresa Woods (8); Kelly Blakeslee (11); Lois Harper (11); My Paulson (14) Jackie Pierson (14); Bonnie Steffen (17); Lauren Marakas (25); Lynnette Ball (31) 
Meeting Adjourned at 12:40pm Next meeting is June 2, 2019 at Bear’s Best Written by: Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary

General Meeting: April 13, 2019

The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on April 13, 2019 at Bear’s Best Golf Club. Five Board Members were present (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 32 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 12:38pm by President Karen Huckabay. 

Introductions – President Karen Huckabay opened the meeting by acknowledging and thanked everyone for playing today. We had great day, good weather. We have couple new members added June Nguyen and Janet Trimmer. 

OFFICERS REPORTS 
President – Karen Huckabay: Suzanne Desmarais is “not” able to play golf for a while and Margie Cashwell will take over as the Play Chair at Palm Valley Golf Club for Suzanne. 

Vice President - Margie Cashwell: With the latest new member added, our membership is at 104 members. Please make sure you are all up to date on the most recent contact information. 

Treasurer’s Report – Jackie Pierson: Treasurer’s Report had a Beginning bank balance of $5,632.04. Income received: Membership Dues of $110.00; Team play matches $840.00. Total Income of $ 6,582.04. Disbursements: 2019 Team Play @ Muni $ 336.00 & Canyon Gate $ 544.00, Total Disbursements of $880.00. Ending Bank Balance (3/31/19) $5,702.04. Outstanding Checks of $ 285.89. Actual Bank Balance (3/07/19) $5,416.15. Kirkwood Bank Account (Jingle Balls Account) balance of $765.24. THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS OR CORRECTIONS FROM THE FLOOR, REPORT WILL BE FILED FOR AUDIT. 

SNGABW Projected 2019 Budget – Jackie Pierson: Membership Dues Actual 2018 amount was $6,520.00. For 2019 the projected membership dues will be lower $5,775.00. Consequently we are lowering the budget for some of the Administrative expenses. Expenses such as Mary Tucker’s memorial and bank checks & deposit slips will not be needed. The Administrative Actual expenses in 2018 was $5,282.99. The 2019 projected Administrative expenses is $4,725.00. The three major tournament actual expenses in 2018 was $832.01, the 2019 projected is $960.00. The Total Disbursements and Expenses Actual for 2018 was $6,115.00 and the Projected amount for 2019 is $5,685.00. The working cash on Hand at end of 2018 was $405.00 and $90.00 projected for 2019. There were no questions from the floor, Monica Fairbanks motioned to approve the 2019 projected budget. It was 2nd by Nancy Lauback. All in favor. The SNGABW 2019 PROJECTED BUDGET IS APPROVED AND FILED FOR AUDIT. 

Secretary Report – Lai Rippee: There were some typos that were corrected on the minutes report that was sent on May. 2st and clarification on the fundraiser event for Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association “Rise to the Top”. Please see attachment, Addendum donation letter from our Club SNGABW to Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association with a check for $500 to provide memberships for two high school junior girls teams to 2 | P a g e SNJGA. There were no more questions. Karen Huckabay motioned to approve. All in favor, March 2019 Minutes was passed, they will be filed as written. 

WSNGA Rep Report - Nancy Lauback: The WSNGA meeting was on April 1st. Nancy has been sending updates of upcoming tournaments, but please take the time to go online. Be advised the website for WSNGA no longer exists. Its all under SNGA.org. *State Partners, April 28-29 at Mt. Falls *Southern Nevada Sr. Amateur, May 21-22 at Las Vegas National *State Amateur/Silver Cup Qualifier is June 11-12 at Boulder Creek **Silver Cup Tournament in Genoa Lakes, October 13-15th. Monica Fairbanks encouraged everyone to sign up & try to qualify for the team. Rusty & Karen Herness are the captains again this year and they already have the registration forms ready for anyone interested after the meeting. *Fun Day/Social Series at Anthem Country Club, April 15th and Dragon Ridge, June 3rd *Quads in Reno at Red Hawk (both courses), August 5-6 

Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association (SNJGA) is sponsoring an fundraiser at Top Golf called "RISE TO THE TOP". The fund raiser will help benefit Girls Junior Golf travel teams and high school girls golf. How it works: you will have to sign up as an individual to participate since there are individual prizes, as well as Club affiliation prizes. You will need to specify your affiliation with your Club (SNGABW) so that your Club will
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 nduytt@snjga.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

COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS
Bear’s Best—April 13—7:30am SG—Jackie Pierson
Numbers of Golfers: 32
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)


OLD BUSINESS
Fall Trip--Michelle Bradford The Fall trip, Sept. 6-8, 2019 destination is Scottsdale, AZ. Here are the details for the specific pricing on the accommodations and golf courses: ACCOMMODATION MARRIOTT COURTYARD AT MAYO CLINIC, Scottsdale
*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
Sunday 9/8 Talking Stick 8am shotgun $65/p
Green fee Includes cart and range balls at both courses

NEW BUSINESS 

Team Play: Nancy Lauback & Theresa Prospero. The point standings after playing the match against Wildhorse at Canyon Gate GC puts our team in 1st place for Overall and 1st place in Gross. We have only 1 more match to play on May 20th against TPC Summerlin @ Boulder City Muni Golf Club. Let’s finish out the seasons strong and be ready for the Playoff’s. Great work everyone! Awesome team!!! 

Maary Smith Match Play: Jan Hansen. The 3rd round with 8 players remaining to play at Palm Valley, Saturday April 20th. Three out of four matches have completed. Here are the matches standings: Nicole Nolan defeated Karen Herness Christy Smith defeated Audrey Jordan Nicole will play Christy next round. Barb Ford defeated Danielle Kaylor My Paulsen and Monica Fairbanks will be making up their match next week. Barb will play the winner of the My/Monica match. The next round will be held on Saturday, May 4 at Boulder City Municipal with a 7:00 a.m. shotgun. Championship round - May 19 @ Las Vegas National (finals) 

Club Championship: Jan Hansen sent out the email with everyone’s point standing that are eligible to play in the Club Championship, June 1st & 2nd. Some of the new members will not have sufficient time to acquire the points by June. Anyone wishing to play for fun, please let Jan know. Fun players will follow behind the tournament players. 

Rules Chair: Janis Lunde/Rusty Beckel. A Quick Guide Rules Match vs Strokes was handed out to membership. Rusty Beckel has is President of Oregon Golf Association and has developed similar quick guide for the ladies in Oregon. With more detail descriptions on the new rule changes between Match vs Stroke play to help us as we play in the various tournaments. It’s a helpful tool when a question comes up especially with the changes it can be confusing and can hopefully diffuse getting into heated situation. 

April Birthdays: Sandy Barletta (14); Juliet Hebert (19); Fay Geddes (27) Meeting Adjourned at 1:08pm Next meeting is May 11, 2019 at Bear’s Best Written by: Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary Addendum – Donation Letter, Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association, April 28, 2019

General Meeting: March 10th, 2019

Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women General Meeting—March 10, 2019 

The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on March 10, 2019 at Highland Falls Golf Club. Four Board Members were present (President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 32 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 12:50 pm by President Karen Huckabay. 

Introductions – President Karen Huckabay opened the meeting by acknowledging and thanked everyone for playing today. We had great day, good weather and very fun team game. Thank you Game Chairs for organizing and putting it together. 

OFFICERS REPORTS 
President – Karen Huckabay: 

Karen raised the issue for the membership to consider on how to address member(s) repeatedly canceling play days after the cutoff period. It’s taxing on the play day Chairs, golf clubs and our Club as a whole. How many warnings allowed, should they be access applicable green fees, restrict participation for repeat offenses, etc. Everyone, please think about the fairest way we can improve and move forward. We will have more discussions on matter and bring to a vote at later meeting. 

SNGABW 2018 Treasurer Reports: Karen has received approval from CPA, Nicole Nolan for SNGABW 2018 Books. There were no discrepancies found and no questions. SNGABW 2018 Treasurer Books will be filed and recorded. 

Vice President - Margie Cashwell: Jackie Pierson spoke in Margie’s absence in South Africa. Our membership is 101 members. Please make sure you are all up to date on the latest new member and correction information. 

Treasurer’s Report – Jackie Pierson: Treasurer’s Report had a Beginning bank balance of $7,994.69. Income received: Membership Dues of $385.00; Team play shirts $750.00; Team play matches $544.00. Total Income of $9,673.69. Disbursements: 2019 Team Play @ TPC Summerlin $544.00 & Chimera $504.00; Hole in One plaque $21.65; 2019 Calendars $122.00; and SNGA Handicap Invoice $2,850.00. Total Disbursements of $4,041.65. Ending Bank Balance (2/28/19) $5,632.04. Outstanding Checks of $336.00. Actual Bank Balance (3/07/19) $5,296.04. Kirkwood Bank Account (Jingle Balls Account) balance of $765.24. THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS OR CORRECTIONS FROM THE FLOOR, REPORT WILL BE FILED FOR AUDIT. 

Secretary Report – Lai Rippee: Theresa Prospero brought up question--after reading the Treasurer report, should a “motion to approve” or something be recorded? I wasn’t aware of this and I searched back to beginning of last year before I took over for Mary Tucker in March, and I found the following verbiage “THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS OR CORRECTIONS FROM THE FLOOR, REPORT WILL BE FILED FOR AUDIT”. Moving forward, this verbiage will be added after the reading of Treasurer’s report into the minutes report. There were no other questions for the minutes report, motion to approve February 2019 Minutes was passed. They will be filed as written. 2 | P a g e 

WSNGA Rep Report - Nancy Lauback: There was no Feb WSNGA meeting minutes report, the next meeting is April 1st. Just reminder entry forms for upcoming tournaments are available on website at wsnga.org. *State Partners, April 28-29 at Mt. Falls *Southern Nevada Sr. Amateur, May 21-22 at Las Vegas National *State Amateur/Silver Cup Qualifier is June 11-12 at Boulder Creek. 

COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS 

Highland Falls—March 10—8:00am SG—Kathy Faber & Terry Howe Team Play ABCD. Count (2) best NET balls per hole. Awards to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place team First Place Team: Theresa Prospero, Deb Koch, Robin Sharp, Cindi Chittenden (blind draw), 126 pts Second Place Team: Karen Huckabay, Ruth Carroll, Cindi Chittenden, Tomoko Miyazomo, 127 pts Third Place Team: Gail Chow, Millie Anderson, Jan Hansen, Nancy Lauback, 128 pts 

OLD BUSINESS 

2019 Calendar: Jan Hansen asked everyone has a copy of 2019 Calendar and make sure you mark the latest added play dates and all the 2019 calendar play days are filled in. 

September 22 Mt. Falls 8:00 SG $50 
October 5 Royal Links 7:30 SG $50 
October 12 Legacy 7:30 SG $55 
October 26 Primm Valley—Lakes 8:00 SG $55 

Theresa Prospero: Theresa reminded everyone to sign up Boulder City and please keep the “request” to be paired with certain players to minimum as that takes the FUN out of planning the game for the golf course and being a Play Day Chair does if she has to worry about who can’t play with whom and who wants to play with who. So please keep in mind if it’s not absolutely necessary to play with someone, please no pairing requests. I appreciate everyone’s cooperation. Thank you. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Team Play: Nancy Lauback & Theresa Prospero are proud to announce after playing 2nd and 3rd matches against Revere and Chimera, we are in FIRST place for Gross and Overall! Way to Go Team! We have 2 more matches to go with the next match being a Bye for us. After that we will be playing against Wildhorse. Let’s keep working on our game and momentum going strong. *April 8 against Wild Horse @ Canyon Gate *May 20 against TCP Summerlin @ Boulder City 

Fall Trip: Michelle Bradford sent out survey for the membership to vote on where they would favor most. The destination is Scottsdale, AZ for Fall trip, Sept. 6-8, 2019. Here are the details so far and follow up email will be sent with specific pricing on the accommodations and golf courses: 3 | P a g e Eagle Mountain Golf Club *Green Fee $75 +8.9% tax Comfort Inn, Fountain Hills, AZ - $72.90+13.87% tax per room per night of 1-2 guests. Extra $10 per person + tax. Breakfast and parking included 

Maary Smith Match Play: Jan Hansen was able to fill up the last few spots to make full field of 32 players for Maary Smith Match Play tournament at the meeting. Each round is scheduled in 2 week intervals to give any make up matches enough time to make it up before the next round. The missed match must be played at the original scheduled golf course and the Pro Shop will be notified of the names the matches need to be made up. They will accommodate those matches and honor same green fees as the original schedule greens fee rate. 1st round - March 24 @ Las Vegas National 2nd round - April 6 @ Rhodes Ranch (round of 16) 3rd round - April 20 @ Palm Valley (quarter-finals) 4th round - May 4 @ Boulder City (semi-finals) Championship round - May 19 @ Las Vegas National (finals) 

Club Championship: Jan Hansen reminded this year since we voted on changing the date of the Club Championship to an earlier date, it is on June 1st & 2nd. However, moving the tournament up 2 months, this also shorten the fiscal year by 2 months to acquire minimum (10) points, (3) for attending general meetings to be eligible to play in Club Championship. Jan propose to the membership to reduce the points required to (9) points and reduce general meeting attendance to (2) for this year in order to qualify to play in the Club Championship given there are only 10 months in this fiscal year. Motion to approve, second by Lai Rippee. All in favor. The change was passed. Jan will send a revised points list to reflect the reduction in requirements. 

Rules Chair: Janie Lunde handed out summary sheet “Quick Guide New 2019 Rules” Match vs Stroke play. Key points & clarification highlighted in the meeting for ON THE GREEN. Touching the line of the putt is no longer penalty. Ball ON THE GREEN moves on its own by act of nature, wind, gravity—You play where it lies. Once it’s “marked” and moves (not by you)—You must put it back to marked spot. HAZARDS—NO penalty to remove loose impediments and touching the ground, branch, leaves in your swing. NOT allow to break, remove permanent in the ground & purposely test conditions. Penalty in Match-loss of hole, Stroke-2 Strokes penalty. Making next stroke from previous stroke—ON TEE ground is anywhere within the tee markers, ONE Club from fairway, bunkers or rough. ON GREEN place on spot. 

March Birthdays: Karen Lafferty (7); Christine Soscia (9); Millie Anderson (17); Ruth Carroll (19) Sue Silcott (20); Peggy Lair (22); Audrey Jordan (24); Ellen Guerra (27) 

Meeting Adjourned at 1:20 pm Next meeting is April 13, 2019 at Bear’s Best Written by: Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary

General Meeting: February 9th, 2019

The regular meeting of the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women was held on February 9, 2019 at Bear’s Best Golf Club. Five Board Members were present (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer & WSNGA Rep). A total of 34 members attended this meeting. The meeting was called to order at 1:20 pm by President Karen Huckabay. Introductions – President Karen Huckabay opened the meeting by acknowledging and thanked everyone for sticking it out playing in today’s challenging weather of being cold, windy and we had some snowflakes. 

OFFICERS REPORTS 
President – Karen Huckabay: Karen and Margie handed out the 2019 SNGABW Calendar and made sure everyone received a copy. 

Vice President - Margie Cashwell: Margie stated our membership is now at 99 members with one new member added, Jessica Ng. 

Treasurer’s Report – Jackie Pierson: Treasurer’s Report had a Beginning bank balance of $6,868.20. Income received: Membership Dues of $2,365.00. Total Income of $9,233.20. Disbursements: 2019 Team Play shirts $750.00; most improved golfer $23.82; rules seminar $60.00; Sierra NV Cup prizes $98.75 and Hole-In-One-M. Schweitzer of $305.94. Ending Bank Balance (1/31/19) $7,994.69. Outstanding Checks of $251.65. Actual Bank Balance (2/07/19) $7,743.04. Noted, that the balance is high because the 2019 Handicap Fees have not been paid until end of February. Kirkwood Bank Account (Jingle Balls Account) balance of $765.24. 

Secretary Report – Lai Rippee: Thank you Jan Hansen for covering last month and doing January’s minutes report. There were no questions, and motion to approve January 2019 Minutes was passed. They will be filed as written. 

WSNGA Rep Report - Nancy Lauback: Nancy reminded us all entry forms are available on WSNGA.org *State Partners, April 28-29 at Mt. Falls *Southern Nevada Sr. Amateur, May 21-22 at Las Vegas National *State Amateur/Silver Cup Qualifier is June 11-12 at Boulder Creek. *Quad tournament is August 5-6 at Redhawk GC, Reno NV Here are Social Events coming up: *April 15 at Anthem Country Club. Cost is $95 entry forms are available online, entries closes on April 10th *July 29 at Red Rock Country Club-Mountain. Cost is $90 entry form not yet available online *Tentative social event at Dragon Ridge. Dates are being looked at to not conflict with other events 

COMMITTEE and CHAIRPERSONS REPORTS Bear’s Best—Feb. 9—9:00am SG—Jackie Pierson Low Gross & Low Net. Three flights awards for 1st & 2nd place in both gross and net. 34 Players (2 guests) First Flight Gross Net 1st Place: Karen Huckabay, 83 Audrey Jordan, 70 2nd Place: Debbie Love, 85 Gail Chow, 76 Second Flight 1st Place: Kathy Faber, 93 Lorna Daniels, 74 (card off) 2nd Place: Sue May, 96 Nicole Nolan, 74 Third Flight 1st Place: Marcela Tannenbergova, 93 Kathy Dunnuck, 73 2nd Place: Angela Parker, 101 Bonnie Steffen, 78 

OLD BUSINESS 2019 Calendar: Jan Hansen said 2019 play dates are pretty much completed with couple TBD play dates left to fill. Jan will keep us posted with updates as they become available. 

NEW BUSINESS 
Team Play: Nancy Lauback reported we are off to a very good start with our 1st team match vs. Sun City at TPC Summerlin. We took total 11.5 putting us 2nd place for Gross and 3rd for overall. Our next match is February 18th at Chimera Golf Club, our opponent is Revere. Nancy wanted to address the membership regarding misunderstanding circulating as other team members from the other clubs have approached both Nancy & Theresa. As the Business Women team captains, Nancy & Theresa want to clarify a misunderstanding that our Club refused any member to be on the team. There’s been misinterpretation as there was never any intent to give the impression we were an “exclusive” club BUT on the contrary we’re an “inclusive” club welcoming all women to join and play with us! As your captains, we attempt to play all team members during the season with the goal to put out our BEST teams based on the opponents and the golf course the match will be played at and who’s available. It takes ALL OF US to have a successful season but the objective is to have FUN and everyone have an enjoyable experience. 

Spring Trip: Michelle Bradford received the majority of responses from Business Women was NOT favorable or weren’t available to go on the Spring trip, therefore, no Spring trip this year. Michelle will be planning the Fall trip in September. She will start making inquiries to destinations and begin planning the Fall trip. 

Maary Smith Match Play: Jan Hansen is starting the sign up for our annual Maary Smith Match Play tournament. Ideally Jan would like to have even number of players, 32 would be good number. 1st match is scheduled for March 24 @ Las Vegas National with 2 week intervals for each round. 2nd round April 6 @ Rhodes Ranch 3rd round April 20 @ Palm Valley 4th round May 4 @ Boulder City Final Championship round May 19 @ Las Vegas National 

Rules Chair: Deb Koch reviewed and gave more clarification for some of the new terminology used in the new rules. The entire play area of golf course is called “GENERAL AREA” exception being teeing area, Penalty Area, bunkers and putting green.“Penalty area” no longer referred to as hazard or water hazard. Penalty area is defined or marked on the course such as deserts, densely wooded or over-grown area, tall unmaintained grasses, lava rock fields etc. You may now touch the ground and remove loose impediments in penalty area with NO penalty. But you cannot improve your ball lie nor cause your ball to move. Doing so will incur 1 stroke penalty and replace your ball. Abnormal Course Condition is referred to animal holes, ground under repair, temporary water or immovable obstruction (cart path). Taking relief, the new rule indicates to “DROP” from knee high—this can be done from any stance you want whether bending over, stooping down or kneeling on your knees as long as you are holding the ball and dropping it the same height or distance as your knees to the ground. For example, measure the distance of your knee to ground approx. 18”-20”, as long as you hold the ball at 18-20” above the ground to drop the ball, that is proper procedure. 

SNGA Update: Deb Koch announced course re-ratings are in the process. Completed and re-rated are Angel Park Palm Course (3 Tees), Coyote Willows & SouthShore. Courses scheduled for re-rating are Wildhorse, TPC Las Vegas, Majave in Laughlin, Pauite Snow & Sun course. *Sue May has added 3+ rule seminars to her schedule. She has already given 30 seminars as well as reprinting more new rules pamphlets at $5 each to help recover printing costs. *Discussion of joint match-play event with Utah Golf Assoc to be held in St. George in April. *Legislative agenda is lobbying for “entertainment tax” on golf courses for the water usage which will be added to green fees *Tournament of Champions held at Reflection Bay, Volunteer of the Year awards were given to Sue May, Karen Herness and Rusty Beckel. Congratulations to Debbie Love for winning Gross Champion! 

February Birthdays: Angela Parker (5); Karen Huckabay(17); Lydia Sato (21); Bonnie Thompson (23); Kathy Dunnuck (24); Connie Patterson (27) 

Meeting Adjourned at 2:00 pm 

Next meeting is March 10, 2019 @ Highland Falls 
Written by: Lai Rippee – SNGABW Secretary

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.

OFFICERS REPORTS

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 ReportLai 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

Second Flight

1st Place:              Lorna Daniels, 87 Janis Lunde, 72

2nd Place:             Jan Hansen, 94 Barb Ford, 74

Third Flight

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.

 

OLD BUSINESS

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.


NEW BUSINESS

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