Dear Simsbury Farms Men’s Club Members:
On behalf of your Board of Directors, I want to wish you and your families a belated Happy New Year!
Annual planning activities for SFMC have been in full swing since golf season ended, with lively monthly Board meetings and more frequent committee meetings. This year’s goal is to create an operating plan and tournament schedule that balances member feedback and historical trends with fiscal constraints and practical experience. This process is generally completed by and presented at the March Membership Meeting. Look for your eVite!
SAVE THE DATE!
When: Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm
Where: Manny’s Simsbury & Family Pizza in West Simsbury
(RSVP quickly because space is limited)
The Membership Committee is exploring ways to strengthen our membership, broaden event participation and improve overall member satisfaction. Three email surveys were conducted recently: 2 in Dec to all members regarding tournament preferences and another in Jan to new members only for their specific feedback. This feedback helped the Committee pursue events for new members and recommend no change to Annual Membership Dues for 2018 ($115 Regular & $95 Senior). Additionally, a modest cash incentive (via a raffle at yearend) is being offered to any renewing member who refers a new member(s) that joins this year. Look for more details about this online soon.
The Tournament Committee continues to fine-tune the 2018 Tournament Schedule while considering event participation historical trends, member feedback and best practices of other local clubs. The 2018 Tournament Schedule & Descriptions, which include new formats like “ChaChaCha” and Season-long Match Play Brackets, will be presented at March Meeting. If you are unable to attend that meeting, be sure to mark your calendar for the April 14th SFMC Shotgun Opener, weather permitting.
I want to thank the Board of Directors, Officers, Committees, Volunteers and Pro Shop staff for their ongoing service and support to SFMC. Without them, we would not have such a great men’s club!
This letter and much more club information are online on our website, including the current roster of Officers, Directors and Committees under the “About SFMC” tab. The 2018 Application for Membership is available online now. You may complete an application and pay online with your PayPal account or use a credit or debit card. If that doesn’t work for you the old method of downloading the app and paying by check is still an option. Special thanks to Bob Primmer & Steve Hess for making this happen. To complete your application now follow the link below.
I am honored to serve as President for another year and look forward to seeing you at the March 25th meeting to share more information, conduct club business, field your questions and hoist a glass together. Otherwise, I hope to see you around town or when Simsbury Farms opens.
Andy Waggoner, SFMC President