BMM – November 2019


Annual Meeting

Minutes – November 12, 2019



Rob Schaff                                         Khris Rickman                                               Rob Kick

John Briggs                                        Dave Pini                                           Justen Patterson

Chris Finnerty                                               Nick Hittler                                        Matt Czarnecki

Doug Harskamp                               Adam Lewis                                      Erik Parker

Mike Null                                          Tim Doll – Website (A)                   Chuck Gast – DO

Roethler (A)/Buford – Hist             Carter DeMay – Ch Del                    Steve Wright – ET (A)



President’s Report [Rob Schaff]

Financial health of the MVGCSA is good. Kick to discuss further in his report

2020 marks 75th anniversary of the MVGSA. A publication to help commemorate available early spring of 2020

Thank you to Board of Directors, new members and ASP contributors throughout 2019

Announce dinner to begin…


Elections [Chuck Gast]

Acknowledge tonight’s special guests:

Zach Davis – Turfwerks President
Steve Randall – GCSAA Regional Rep
Rob Scherer – team member 2019 Green Cup Champs

Request voting members present, to fill out voting ballots and return to Voting Committee

Treasurer’s Report [Rob Kick]

Current balance reported at US Bank: $64,894.30 as of 11-30-19

Rob thanked Chad Carpenter and staff for hosting tonight’s event

Operating budget for 2019 at $120,792 – on track with expenses. Goal is to hold approx. $60K in reserve going forward.

Current membership at 241. Class A/B 37%, Class C 25%, Affiliate 29%, 9% other

NO dues increase slated for 2020

Financial ledger is available to all MVGCSA members for review



GCSAA Chapter Liaison [Carter DeMay]

NO dues increase from National for 2020

New programs for Assistant’s and Equip Tech’s to be offered

Request increased involvement with Rounds for Research – assist with BMP initiative funding

GCSAA PAC donations from members


BMP Update [Matt Czarnecki]

Scheduled to complete Missouri BMP’s by Dec 2020. Working w HAGCSA and the Ozark Chapter

A detailed presentation of this BMP operation will be presented at the upcoming Shop Tour


Historical Committee [Jim Buford]

75th Anniversary Green Cup will be at CC of St. Albans October 19th, 2020

Publication encompassing the past 75 years of the MVGCSA will be available early in 2020. The committee is requesting assistance from all MV members to search out all pertinent information and submit it to the committee for possible inclusion in this publication.




Golf Champions – Green Cup & MV Champs [Dave Pini/Matt Czarnecki]

Green Cup Champs – Mark Moriarty, Rob Scherer and Mike Hartman
MV Champs   (Gross) – Justin Kreid     (Net) – Chad Fetter

Scholarships – Legacy [Dave Pini/Matt Czarnecki]

Grace Kane – Mizzou
Emma Roethler – Mizzou
Anne Morgan – Univ of Illinois
Sam Kane – Mizzou
Adam Kane – Univ of Alabama
Rachel Eschbacher – Lindenwood Univ


Meeting Attendance Points [Rob Schaff/Khris Rickman]

Assistant points winner – Andy Snider – Norwood Hills CC
Superintendent points winner – Dan Lloyd – CC of St. Albans


Board Service [Rob Schaff/Khris Rickman]

Nick Hittler – Tapawingo National Golf
Dave Pini – Old Hickory GC
Adam Lewis – Old Warson CC
Carter DeMay – CC of St. Albans
Doug Harskamp - ATS
Mike Null – Norwood Hills CC


Gateway Green [Paul Hurst]

Paul thanked all sponsors and article contributors for assisting in another successful year for the Gateway Green publication.




New Business [Rob Schaff]

Announced retirement of 2 prominent members

Mark Moriarty – Bridgeton Berry Hill GC
Ed Eschbacher - MTI


Announce election results [Mike Null]

Elected to the MVGCSA Board of Directors for 2 year terms

President – Khris Rickman – The Quarry at Crystal springs
Vice- President – Rob Kick – Algonquin GC
Treasurer – Chris Finnerty – Bogey/Log Cabin Club

Dave Pini – Old Hickory GC
Adam Lewis – Old Warson CC


Passing of the gavel [Rob Schaff]

Rob Schaff passes the gavel to Khris Rickman

President Rickman’s first official business – present inaugural Person of the Year award to Ed Eschbacher – MTI.



MOTION TO ADJOURN          Motion by                                        Second by
Bill Maynard                                  Mike Null