Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Oct. 2, 2014
Treasurer’s Report [Jim Buford]
Current balance reported: $56,968.23
We have received our Missouri Sales Tax Exemption for the next year and are also registered as a not for profit organization again
Presidents Notes [Tim Roethler]
November board meeting will be 11/3
Annual Meeting will be 11/5 at Forest Park
Scholarships/Research [Mike Null]
Xi asked for $2500 for 2 years to do a study on bill bugs. GCSAA will match the funds. Board agreed to provide her this money.
Lee Miller may also have a study/$ request but we have not heard from him yet.
Scholarships: 4 Legacy and 3 Turf ($5000 total awarded)
Turf Scholarships: Kyle Robertson (MU) – $1000
John Schneider (MU) – $1000
Austin Allen (Meramec) – $1000
Legacy Scholarships: Luke Carron – $500
Regan Kennon – $500
Davis Roethler – $500
Nicolas Hurst – $500
Education [Rob Kick]
Will have schedule finalized in 2 weeks. Food is all taken care of.
Rob will send details to Brenda as soon as finalized.
Keep it Green [Rob Kick]
Need to make a decision on how to use the $ made this year
Nominations [Don Humphrey]
3 Director positions are available. Tim S, Khris and Rob K. Email will be sent asking for interested people to contact Don. Will also send separate emails to Associates and Assistants to fill open spots on the board
Monthly Meeting [Tim Schwierjohn /Greg Parkinson]
10/20 – Crown Point – Annual Tournament (will send details to Brenda so email can go out and post on website. Brenda will also send list of attendees from the opening event)
Opening event for 2015 is confirmed to be at Boone Valley GC on April 28th. Tim will announce this at the Annual meting.
GREEN Cup [Rob Schaff]
Confirmed for 2015 to be at Fox Run GC. Available dates are 5/26, 6/29 or 10/19. Board decided on 6/29 – Rob will verify w JB that this is OK
Website [Khris Rickman]
Still working thru some email issues (Brenda and Llama)
Membership/GCSAA [Khris Rickman]
2 new memberships:
Vincent Schrum – St Francis (paid)
Al Spradling – Ozark Ridge (comp from Ozark Assoc)
Discussed briefly the membership packages for associate members. The board decided that we need to work out the details and plan to lauch this in 2016. Need to ask associates for $ amounts donated in past few years to get more accurate numbers. Will also get the 3 associate members who asked for this type of package deal together to ask their opinions
Education [Rob Kick]
Shop Tour set for Dec 15th (Monday) at Sunset CC
Food and Beverage sponsors are already taken care of – planning on doing a pig roast
FINalizing speakers – Mizzou, VA Tech, USGA, U Wisconsin
Gateway Green [Paul Hurst]
Assistant Liason [Adam Lewis / Dan Lloyd]
Still finalizing a fall event at Keeven Brothers
Planning another roundtable event for Oct 9th at HotShots on Manchester. Adam will send Brenda details ASAP so email can be sent out.
Ethics [Don Humphrey]
Member Outreach [Jim Buford]
Associate Director [Rich Carlson/Ed Eschbacher]
Executive Director [Brenda Morelock]
Brought up issues with current association computer – outdated, can not be updated, etc. Board approved budge of $800 to purchase a new laptop and MS Office software. Brenda will research and purchase
Don will attend the delegates meeting in KS in mid October. Big topic will be the Mechanics Membership classification.
Confirmed 2015 Green Cup will be held on June 29th at Fox Run GC
Will try for mid/late Nov or Dec for Board party
MOTION TO ADJOURN