BMM – September 2016

Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes – September 21, 2016 – J Greene’s – Justen Patterson


Mike Null

Rob Schaff

Jim Buford (A)

Kolby Armbruster

Dan  Randant

Paul Hurst – (A)


Tim Roethler

Khris Rickman (A)

Rob Kick (A)

Jimmy Bucher

Tim Doll – Website

Ed Eschbacher

Greg Parkinson

Justen Patterson

Tim Schwierjohn

Chuck Gast – DO



Presidents Report [Mike Null]

Concerns with low attendance at MV functions of late. Be sure to set registration deadline soon enough (7-10 days) to make decision of whether to go ahead with event or not and still give host course the ability to open course for regular play. Suggest possible pay host club a base fee if we are forced to cancel our scheduled event.


Approval of Minutes 8/10/16         Motion by  Justen Patterson     Second by   Tim Roethler

Note: Mike Null pointed out that he did NOT make a motion to “propose an amendment to bylaws to provide a review process of the MVGCSA dues structure on every odd numbered years”. That motion was made by Tim Roethler.


Treasurer’s Report   [Jim Buford] 

Current balance with US Bank is $56,461.46




Education [Tim Schwierjohn / Greg Parkinson/ Justen Patterson]

Tim Schwierjohn reported that the Fall Classic at Joachim was a success with 20 people participating. Although attendance was a bit low, Craig Schoon host Superintendent had the course in great shape and a good time was had by all. The format of 9 alternate shot with 9 scramble was well received by participants.

Details for the October event, MC Championship at the Falls, will be finalized soon.

Justen Patterson reported that the MoGIC Conference and the Shop Tour speakers list was coming along fine. He pointed out that approximately 5 speakers will be at each event. Nick Christains will speak at both events on different topics. Dan Earlywine will follow up on current research projects. It was noted that there are 5 days between the MoGIC Conference Dec 7th and the Shop Tour Dec 12th. Discussed the speaker list for the Shop Tour may include seasoned assistants.

Tim Schwierjohn pointed out that he will present recommendations for the proposed Corporate annual sponsorship program at the next BOD meeting.

Research [Rob Schaff / Rob Kick]

No report

Membership [Khris Rickman]

2 new members presented for approval.

Dan Hough – (C) – Normandie

Erik Meyer – (C) – Club at Old Hawthorne

Membership Outreach [Jim Buford]

Jim recommended that MV donate to the Carlos Arraya Go Fund Me account for his son who recently passed away in an automobile accident.

Ethics/Bylaws [Tim Roethler]

No report

Director of Operations [Chuck Gast]

Current balance – $56,461.46   Reviewed profit/loss statement as submitted.


190 of 208 dues paid to date, approx 92%. Currently 17 unpaid totaling approx. $ 2,900.

28 new members for 2016 with 19 previous members out as of 9/20/16.


Status on website sponsors: GreensPro has paid. Waiting on payments from Syngenta, ATS, EZ GO and Redox.


KIG donation letter emailed to all Class A, SM and C members. Two donations received so far – Boone Valley and St Louis CC. A past history of money expended through the KIG program will be formulated.


Scholarship applications are trickling in. Two received so far.


Need MV team to send to SIGCSA event September 27th. Discussed possible players.


MO Cup set for Oct 3rd & 4th. Try to rally a few more teams for better MV participation.


Reviewing possible alternate location (Millers Ale House/Tilted Kilt) for the 2017 Hospitality night in Orlando if an effort to potentially save a few bucks.


Discussed fact that 4 Directors positions will need to be filled at the next annual meeting. Executive Committee will remain the same until November of 2017.


Board approved that members who sign up for a MVGCSA event will be awarded points for that event even if that event is cancelled.


Assistant Liaisons  [Jimmy Bucher / Kolby Armbruster]

Assistants event possibly October 31st. 9-hole event followed by a round table discussion. Possible venue OWCC. Budget of $250-300 approved.

Associate Liaisons  [Ed Eschbacher / Dan Randant]

No report


No report


MV Champ moved from 18th to 19th of October. Decided $50 per player entry fee. Includes entry, prizes, food and drinks. Entry of $60 will be charged for late entries after deadline of October 10

BOD approved $200 donation to the Steigler Fellowship Foundation.

NEXT BOD MEETING – Oct 12, 2016. Host Greg Parkinson   Location TBD

MOTION TO ADJOURN           Motion by  Tim Schwierjohn     Second by  Rob Schaff