FOLB Board Minutes, December 2012


Board Meeting – Cardinal Room at Lady Bird Golf Club

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – 5:30  p.m.

Present: Leonard Bentch, Bill Lindemann, Ann Armentrout, Ron Moerbe, Buzz Roye, Anna Marie Kluber and Judy Chase.

Absent:  Hershal Byrd, Jerry Fischer, Jerald Gold, Jeff Jeffers, Jimmy Lukacs, Mark Seitz, Al Bickle, Bryan Davis, Jim Drewitz, Joe Kammlah, Bruce Reeh, Alan Wooley and Ernie Loeffler.

Leonard called the meeting to order at 5:34 pm.

Ron Moerbe moved to accept the November minutes as transmitted electronically and Buzz Roye seconded the motion.  Motion  passed.

Treasurer Ann Armentrout reported a bank total of $3,225.37.  Ledger amount:  $784.97 and Foundation amount: $2,440.40.

Committee Reports:

Handicap:  Chairman Jimmy Lukacs was absent., Leonard reported that the FGA recently  elected Tim Kaman Tournament Director.   He (or his designated representative) will join the handicap committee Wade Boone and Anna Marie Kluber are thought to be the committee as reps for SSMGA and LGA, respectively.  Jimmy Lukacs, Handicap Committee Chairman will be asked to specify the members of the committee.

A motion was made and seconded to purchase 2 USGA Handicap kits at $14 each to be used by committee members.  It was felt that FOLB, as the umbrella organization for this committee, should offer sufficient support for it to function properly.  Lacking a quorum, the motion will be sent out for written consent.

Green:  Ron Moerbe reported that we got a mower to cut the bunker grass down. Edging along cart paths continues and is looking very good.  Leonard remarked that the water in the creek appears remarkably clear; perhaps this is a partial result of the fertilizer being applied through the drip method (not so much ends up in the creek).  Ron is planning a presentation for the General Membership meeting on January 15th.

Junior Golf:  Buzz Roye reported that Alan and Emil Hale are busy planning 2013 events.   A series of Tuesday afternoon golf clinics will begin in February; one Tuesday each month youngsters from the Boys and Girls Club and from an apartment complex known to Emil will meet with the golf professionals  (and FOLB volunteers to be determined) to begin learning about golf.  Transportation details are still being worked out.

Edwin Dickens’ son attends a local private school; the PE department has expressed interest  in a group golf day.  Volunteers would be needed for this.

Buzz is planning a Junior Golf presentation for the General Membership Meeting .

D.O.G. Report:  Alan Wooley was not present, so no report was given.  He will make a presentation, however, at the General Membership Meeting.


All Board of Directors have responded that they will continue to serve with one exception, Hershal Byrd.  Anna Marie

nominated Ann Armentrout to fill a permanent, elected position on the board; Ann agreed to stand for office.


General Membership Meeting:  Tuesday, January 15th 2013 at 5:30 in the Cardinal Room at Lady Bird

Purpose:  to  review the Mission and history of FOLB, to detail what FOLB has accomplished in 2012,  to recruit  active participation of members in FOLB projects, to showcase the 3 committees (above) and to pursue membership development.

An agenda for the General Membership meeting was discussed:

Brief treasury report  with more detailed financials available upon request

,Jerry will talk about our evolving mission

Leonard will detail 2012 highlights

Presentations by the Chair of the three standing committees (Handicap, Green, Junior Golf),

Presentation by the DOG

Election of a single board position

Solicitation of members to join committee and participate in projects.

Discussion of bag tags:  a photo (yet to be finally determined) will be the background for the 2013 tag

There was discussion of a possible fundraiser tournament involving LGA, FGA and SSMGA members.  Not only would it be fun to play together, it would also be another source of revenue to support our youth golf program!  Anna Marie Kluber was asked to speak with Alan about putting together such an outing.


Ann Armentrout  announced that FOLB has $284.97 more in our general  account  (ledger) than we had at the same time last year.  She suggested that we consider keeping a baseline balance of $500 in that account and transfer any additional monies into the foundation account.  Discussion followed and there was general agreement that our FOLB expenses are limited and nearly all are for charitable purposes, which should properly be taken from the foundation account.  Again, without a quorum, the motion made and seconded will be sent out electronically for written consent.

Having covered all business, a motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed.

We adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted:

Judy Chase, Secretary

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