FRIENDS OF LADY BIRD
Board Meeting – Cardinal Room at Lady Bird
Tuesday, December 12, 2011 – 5:30 p.m.
Present: Leonard Bentch, Jerry Fischer, Jerald Gold, Anna Marie Kluber, Judy Chase and Alan Wooley.
Absent: Ron Moerbe, Betsy Nogueira, Al Bickle, Bryan Davis, Bruce Reeh, Joe Kammlah, Jim Drewitz, and Jimmy Lukacs.
President Leonard Bentch called the meeting to order at 5:45 pm.
Jerry Fischer moved to accept the minutes as published; the motion was seconded and passed.
Treasurer was absent, but reported a deposit of $.20 from Pay Pal and Alan presented the board with a check in the amount of $1.688.40 to benefit Junior Golf. A photo was taken of Alan presenting the “check” to Leonard and the “check” was posted on the bulletin board for all to see.
Leonard brought copies of the Member Survey (Jim Drewitz, who frequently deals with surveys in his work, approved it) and the final newsletter of the year for suggestions. Both were approved for dissemination later tonight by e-mail.
Nominating Committee report: Existing board members have agreed to stand for re-election in January: Leonard Bentch, Jerry Fischer, Jimmy Lukacs, Ron Moerbe, Jerald Gold and Judy Chase. The following individuals have been nominated to run for office, as well: Mark Seitz, Hershel Byrd, Bill Lindemann, Jeff Jeffers and James Kemp. Anna Marie Kluber and Joe Kammlah have 2 remaining years to serve, and Bruce Reeh has 1.
General Membership Meeting and Election: Tuesday, January 17th at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal Room at Lady Bird Golf Club. 2 tickets for beverages (beer and wine) will be provided each attendee by FOLB.
Format of the meeting: a Power Point presentation will cover our past, present and future.
Jerry Fischer will give a brief history of FOLB, bringing all up to date with correct information.
Leonard will discuss the present by highlighting the newsletter and will describe the survey results which will direct FOLB’s future focus.
D.O.G. Alan Wooley will give a presentation.
City Manager Gary Neffendorf will offer a few words.
The election will be held.
Greens and Grapes: For several reasons, Greens and Grapes was cancelled (too late a start for the inaugural tournament, for one thing) and, in hindsight, we can be grateful because the weather would have been terrible! The D.O.G. (along with our winery partners) needs to pick a date when the weather potential is GOOD! (spring or fall). October is the busiest wine month, so perhaps late September bears some serious consideration. In summary, the partnership behind the tournament is a terrific opportunity, we failed to start early enough this year, but the future holds great potential for us!
D.O.G. comments: City council voted 5-0 to award the golf course reconstruction bid to Heritage Links out of Houston. There was only $400,000 difference between the high bid and H.L.
Preconstruction Meeting will be held on Wednesday and the start date will be determined at that point.
Everyone is eager to get started!
Golf Course Revenues are up $98,000 between 1/17/11 and 9/30/30 and up $116,000 over 2010!
Rounds of golf are up 5% through November and operations are within 3% of expenses! Hoorah; we’re definitely moving in the right direction!
Housekeeping issues: the board voted to rejoin the Chamber of Commerce and to pay the $50 P.O. box rental fee.
It was moved, seconded and voted to adjourn at 7 pm.
Judy Chase, Secretary