Cape Breton Highlands Golf Club Society
2008 Annual Meeting
The meeting was preceded by a presentation by Graham Hudson,
course manager. He discussed the tree
trimming efforts undertaken over the fall period. Hopes that the funding will
be in place for this to continue in the spring, along with the cutting along
He advised that the numbers for 2008 were down approximately 25% from 2007, owing mainly to such a wet August, but other months weren’t all that great either weather wise. He advises that there will be no rate increase for seasons pass holders in 2009.
1. Annual Report of Directors
Gord Rideout gave a brief overview of the 2008 season
2. Financial Report
Ervin Robertson tabled the 2008 financial report which basically showed us as breaking even for the year. Tournament fees were discussed and it is felt that with some exceptions entry fees have to go up. Moved by Gord Rideout to accept Financial Statement as read, seconded by Mary Ann McCormick.
3. Appointment of Auditor
Gerard Aucoin has agreed to act in this capacity for this year.
4. Junior Report
supplied us with a summary of the year and it certainly appeared that the kids
had a good year. They were entered in
tournaments at various clubs on the
2008 Annual Meeting (cont’d)
5. Election of Officers
Following members have agreed to serve another term: Gord Rideout, Michael Scott, Ervin Robertson, John Ashton, Barry MacDonald, Terry Grant, Earl Tubrett.
Addendum: Jill Humphries, Ruth McGlagan, Gary Rideout, Roger Hardy have agreed to serve on the Executive
6. Open Forum
a. Club has decided to provide recognition for the Senior golfer posting the best gross score during the Club Championship. Eligible members would be 55 years of age and older.
b. Fathers Day Tournament will be increasing the field due to Graham Hudson closing the course for that weekend to the public. There will be no green fee play on that weekend.
c. This year there will be a Junior Invitational held at Highlands Links on July 8. Maxine Hardy has agreed to look after this venture with assistance from Michael Scott and Grant Hatcher.
d. Last year we held a summer Club meeting and it was very poorly attended. The purpose was to give people a chance to come and find out what was happening in the Club and to express their concerns. This is the second time this has been tried and met with the same lack of participation so it will not be done this year.
e. Web site maintenance will be taken over by John Ashton. Thanks to Jody Stockley for his assistance with the web site maintenance.
Meeting adjourned @ hrs.