MCPLA Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2015
Currie Park Club House
Meeting called to order at 6:30pm by Vice President Robert A. Cohn.
In attendance were officers and directors representing the following MCPLA clubs:
Brown Deer – 2 Currie – 4 Dretzka – 0 Grant – 4
Greenfield - 0 Oakwood – 3 Whitnall - 1
Motion Made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes from the February 3, 2015 MCPLA meeting.
Treasurer: Ken Lauffer:
Operating Account $7,977.09
CAP Fund Account $14,264.07
The checkbook Is reconciled through April 30, 2015.
All received bills have been paid and all deposits made.
The County has given us the May team matches at the Spring Special rates resulting in a $5 savings for each golfer. The team treasurers will adjust future payments to reflect the savings. MCPLA pays after the event so we will pay the County the reduced rate. We need to thank Chet Hendrickson for taking care of this situation again this year.
The Cap Fund balance indicated does not include the $1,000 County “IOU” that was part of the Verti-Seed Spreader purchase in February, 2010. We should be able to use the CAP Fund for part of the cost of new tee markers at Brown Deer GC, Greenfield and Grant.
Guest Speaker: Joe Westfall, Potowatomi Torch Operations Manager
Ladies “PHC Classic” Symetra Tour event July 27–August 2, 2015 at Brown Deer Park GC.
Volunteer opportunities discussed. Web site info PHCClassicVolunteers@paysbig.com
Guest Speaker: Jon Canavan, Turf Manager, Milwaukee County Parks Administration
Updates re: MCPLA golf courses:
Greenfield GC: In second stage of reconstruction.
Dretzka GC: Major bunker overhaul.
Oakwood GC: Cartpaths and bunker overhaul to begin late summer.
Brown Deer GC: New tee signs to be installed soon
Currie Park GC: New scoreboard to be installed May 7-8.
All courses to be re-rated in 2015.
Jon was able to withstand a barrage of questions and survived without further incident!! Conditions of greens early in the season, preparation of the courses prior to MCPLA events, comparative analysis with local private course conditions, etc.
2nd Team: Brian Pederson, MCPLA 2nd Team Director:
May 3, 2015 competition at Grant Park: Grant GC won the day
with 266 points.
Tournaments: Bob Freuck, Tournament Director
MCPLA Senior/Mid-Am May 16-17 Currie GC
Arnold B. Walker Championship August 22-23 Oakwood GC
MCPLA Worker's tournament October 11 Grant GC
40th NIMAGA September 19 Evergreen GC
Bob provided a brief update regarding the MCPLA Senior/Mid-Am.
WSGA Tournament will be held on September 21, 2015 at Wanaki and Naga-Waukee .
Vice President, Robert Cohn:
Future MCPLA meetings to be held at the Currie Park Clubhouse: August 4, September 1, October 6, 2015 beginning at 6:30pm.
Bob to work with WSGA regarding a training meeting to have someone at each Club trained on Blue Golf.
In an effort to increase better participation at MCPLA events, Dale Somers, 2nd Team Captain at Grant has contacted “Positive Contact” to check on the possibility of digital filming a golf event (2nd Team?) in Milwaukee. The goal would be to produce an event (possible last 4 holes) to be aired on Milwaukee Public Access TV. After a brief discussion the suggestion was tabled due to lack of interest.
Due to the excessive Cap Fund balance in the MCPLA checkbook account, a motion was made, seconded and carried to cease funding of the Cap Fund for 2015. Future funding to be discussed at the February, 2016 Budget Meeting.
$100 donation from MCPLA on behalf of Jack Kreger to the WPGA Jr. Foundation in Jack's name. Donations have also made from Brown Deer and Grant.
Ben Matt, a member of the Brown Deer Golf Club (1984) has made a request that the Second Team be named for Jack who actually started it about 53 years ago. His request is to call it “The Jack Kreger Kup Events” and to also have the name on the current trophy changed accordingly. Ben's request was received with enthusiasm and due to the current status of
the MCPLA 2nd Team situation will be taken under advisement at the end of the current year.
Terry Winiarski: MCPLA event at Hidden Glen GC on Sept. 21, 2015.
A brief discussion followed and MCPLA Clubs are encouraged to get commitments soon as participation in the event is on a “first come-first served” basis.
Motion made, seconded and approved to adjourn.