BMM – April 2020


Board of Directors Meeting 

Minutes – April 14, 2020 

Remote Video Meeting

Khris Rickman
Rob Kick
Chris Finnerty
John Briggs
Dave Pini
Jimmy Bucher
Corey Harvey
Jeff Stickford
Matt Czarnecki
Rich Carlson
Adam Lewis
Erik Parker (A)
Rob Schaff (A)
Tim Doll – Website (A)
Chuck Gast – DO
Roethler (A)Buford (A) – Hist
Carter DeMay – Ch Del
James Arnold – ET (A)
Paul Hurst

President’s Report   [Khris Rickman]

Khris opened our first video conference meeting. Stated that the Exec Comm has been meeting via conference call about once per week during this pandemic crisis. 

Steve Randall from the GCSAA National Office was introduced and he gave a synopsis of what has been happening at headquarters during this virus outbreak. Steve has headed up the Central Plains Region weekly chapter executive directors video meetings over the past 4 weeks. Discussions range from all topics impacting golf in regards to the Corona virus and resulting restrictions. Steve stated that the GCSAA has a variety of info on the website related to these Corona issues affecting golf and golf course operations. 

Steve also reported that the GCSAA is in the process of setting up a disaster relief fund to assist members in critical need from the effects of this pandemic. So far 37 applicants have applied for a $500 grant. Apparently the PGA is also working on a similar relief fund.        

Approval of Minutes from Motion by: Seconded by:

March 11, 2020                                      Rob Kick                                    Carter DeMay

Treasurer’s Report   [Chris Finnerty]  

Current balance reported at US Bank 3/31/20:  $64,775.20   Old checking account has now been closed. 

Budget numbers are on track. Acquisition of a money market as a long term investment on hold for now until the effects of this outbreak are fully understood. 

Annual MV dues to be mailed to all members around the first of May. Will likely extend deadline for payment. Adding a check box on this invoice for the 75th Anniversary book on hold for now, likely NOT to be added. 

Billing of 2nd half payments for ASP 2020 will be due in May. Invoices to be sent. Letter to be drafted by Chuck to all Affiliate members in regards to ASP 2020. With 2020 events postponed and likely cancelled, options will be made available to all contributors of this year’s ASP to include possible reassigning to later events in 2020, rolling over support to 2021 events or refunding funds for 2020 events that have been cancelled. Letter to be sent asap.     

Education [John Briggs/Dave Pini/Jimmy Bucher]

Events for 2020 are set. Now working on details and expenses. 

All events for 2020 through July 31st have been postponed. Fall events are questionable at this time and will be discussed at a later Board meeting. 

Research [Rob Kick/Rich Carlson]

Discussed that the 75th Anniversary book is on hold for now. The 2020 Green Cup at St Albans, where the book was to be presented, is questionable to say the least at this particular time. All 75th Anniversary activities likely to be postponed until 2021. 

Suggested that this Covid situation be included in the 75th Anniversary publication. 

Membership [Adam Lewis/Carter DeMay] 

New members (2) to be considered for membership.

Jacob Muenks (AF) – Midwest Turf Contractors
Steve Mulvey (AF) – Helena Agri Enterprises

Both approved!

Approved that the Spring 2020 issue of Gateway Green to be electronic only. $7,600 has been pledged for this year’s Gateway Green through the ASP.  

Membership Outreach and Ethics & By-Laws [Schaff/Finnerty/Stickford/Carlson]

Condolences to Rich Carlson on the recent passing of his father.  

BMP’s [Matt Czarnecki/Carter DeMay]

Carter stated that all is on track at this time. Equipment sanitation to be included in BMP’s. Deadlines for this program have not been delayed at this time with reviews approx.. 50% complete. MV scheduled remittance on hold for now.   

Director of Operations [Chuck Gast]

Billing for 2nd half of 2020 ASP due in May. Banner for ASP 2020 has yet to be completed. On hold for now.

Annual Meeting in Nov of this year may be questionable. Thoughts on how to proceed with voting if remote necessary. 

Membership dues invoice out in May. Potential for reduction in dues payments for 2020.  

Assistant Liaisons [Jeff Stickford/Corey Harvey]

No events scheduled at this time. 

Affiliate Liaisons [Eric Parker/Rich Carlson]

No report

HISTORICAL COMMITTEE [Jim Buford/Tim Roethler]

Activities on hold at this time.


No report. 


None reported


Letter to be sent to membership explaining 2020 events postponed and direction of MV for the next few months. 

NEXT BOD MEETING – May 13, 2020    video conference        

MOTION TO ADJOURN Motion by         Second by 
Carter DeMay                                     Rob Kick