Dues Are Due

Greetings Squires,

I hope your 2014 golf season with the San Carlos Squires was a great one.  I know it was for me.  We played some great courses this year as well as playing in our third Squires/Duffers Challenge, even though we fell short in winning the tournament.
The 2015 season is looking even better than last year.  Your board met last Wednesday in Belmont and we have have come up with some great changes that will make for more golfers winning prizes and just plain MORE FUN!  The full summary of the board meeting will come shortly.
In the mean time, its time to pay your dues for 2015.  The board decided that in order to supply our members with more prizes and more fun, we will need to increase the dues this year to $ 100 from our previous very low rate of $ 85.  Again this includes your annual NCGA membership as well.  Any new member coming in will pay $ 110.00.
There are a few ways you can pay.  One, you can mail your check to Carl Garbe, 810 Old Orchard Rd, Campbell, CA  95008.  Two, you could bring your check to Carl at the Christmas Party on Dec. 3rd, and that would be really easy.  In any event, we need your payment by Dec 15th to make sure you get registered with the NCGA.
Finally, I want to remind everybody that this club is run 100% by member volunteers who give up their otherwise busy schedule to put in time to run this club.  I want to acknowledge all of you who have put in your time to make this club the success it has been this year, and I want to especially thank all the officers and board members who consistently put in extra time to make sure our tournaments run smoothly every month. Thank you so much for your efforts this year.  I, as president , appreciate it.
I hope to see all of you at this year’s Christmas Dinner at the Van’s in Belmont ( invitations should be on the way) on Dec. 3rd.  Until then, I wish the best to all.
Rick Lemos, President

Board Meeting November 12, 2014

There was a San Carlos Squires Board of Directors meeting Wednesday night, November 12, 2014.  Several issues were discussed and voted on.  Here are the highlights.

Dues –
Dues will be raised to $100/year for returning members and $110/first year for new members.  Dues are due by December 15.  If your dues are not received by December 15th, your name will not be forwarded to NCGA as a continuing member and  you will pay $110 if you wish to rejoin.  The additional  dues will be used to host one or more after tournament events.

Flights –
We will expand to three flights this year.  In addition, the flights will be flexible, depending on the the number and distribution of players.  For example, if we have 30 players, each flight will be ten players.  If we have 33 players, there will be eleven in each flight.  Players on the cusp may find themselves competing in the first flight in one tournament and the second flight in the next.

Alternate Payment Methods –
We are looking into ways of accepting credit cards and debit cards for tournament signups for the convenience of our members.  Cash or check only was deemed to restrictive this past year.

Election of Officers –
The board has nominated a slate of officers for the coming year.  If you would like to serve as one of the four officers, please let Alex (alex@sancarlosweb.com) know.  The nominees by the board are: Rick Lemos, President, Dennis Agresti, Vice President, Alex Phillips, Secretary, and Carl Garbe, Treasurer.

Members Meeting –
There will be a members meeting in early February, before the first tournament, time, place and date to be determined.  All rules, processes and the  tournament schedule will be covered.

Thanks for your attention.

2015 Schedule

February 22nd at Las Positas (Livermore)
March 28th at Poppy Ridge (Livermore)
April 26th at Eagle Ridge (Gilroy)
May 17th at Half Moon Bay-Old Course
June 14th at Sunol Valley-Palm Course (Sunol)
July 19th at Seascape (Aptos)
August 16th at Callippe Preserve (Pleasanton)
September 11th, 12th, and 13th at The Eldorado Hotel (9/11 & 9/12), with Golf at Lakeridge in Reno (9/12) & Gray’s Crossing in Truckee (9/13).
October 4th at Eagle Vines (Napa) – “Flight Championship”
November 1 at Wente Vineyards (Pleasanton) – “Club Championship” “Ladder Championship”