ACT Region Veteran Golfers Association Inc.
Annual General Meeting at Yowani Golf Club on 18 September 2023.
It gives me pleasure to present this report for the financial year 2022-23 on behalf of your Committee and to advise that we continue to meet the prime objectives of our Association with respect to the promotion, control and arrangement of veteran’s golf in our Region.
This year has been highlighted by three major events:
- Planning and preparation for the 2023 AVGU National Championships in November this year
- Celebrations for our 50th anniversary
- Moving to OneGolf and the Miscore app.
The Championships in November will be the culmination of more than three years hard work. Apart from the golf, which has a number of specific conditions proscribed by the AVGU, we have arranged a social program and activities for non-playing partners of entrants.
A number of us attended the 2022 Championships in Mandurah WA to launch the event, distribute promotional information and open the web site for entries. On a side note, congratulations to Rob Sirotka who was the Men’s Nett Champion. Well done Rob.
With entries now closing we are in good shape with entries and budgetary outcomes in line with our expectations. Generous sponsorships from the Tradies, Drummond Golf, Hellenic Club and Gungahlin Lakes have enabled us to put together an attractive package for entrants.
We now start the logistics of running the championships and are looking for additional volunteers to assist. Please see Chris if you have not already put your name down. If you are considering a late entry, see David Porter.
We celebrated our 50th anniversary with a members lunch, golf balls and polo shirts. Thanks to all of you for getting us here with good finances, healthy membership numbers well organized and patronized competitions.
The transition to Miscore and the new website and booking system has proceeded smoothly. Full credit to the team who put in a lot of work behind the scenes over the last few months to make it happen. The benefits on game days and beyond are obvious and the experience will help us in running the Championships.
Despite the distractions above, our normal operations have continued to run smoothly. Attendances are good, finances healthy and a steady stream of new members.
Special thanks to David Marron Chris Morgan, David Porter, Grant Verco, Andy Jamonts and Joe Gunning for their work on the sub-committee organizing the Championships. Thanks also to Dave Calvert for stepping in as Treasurer in Joe’s absence overseas and to Mick Hoare for his assistance in the OneGolf/Miscore implementation. As always, Paul Scollen has audited our finances. Thanks also to all those who keep our day-to-day operations running smoothly.
As required by our constitution we held at least four Committee meetings during the year.
As always, your Committee welcomes (constructive) suggestions for innovations or changes which improve our operations and/or participant enjoyment.
Finally, I would like to thank you again for the honour of being your President and for the support and encouragement given to me by the members and committee during my time in the Chair.