The Presidents Xmas speech

Good afternoon members and welcome to our xmas /PRESENTATION function for 2020. I trust that everyone had a good day out on the course and  enjoyed some great food and a few drinks to end the year.

Before I go any further I would like to acknowledge some special guests in attendance today.

They are our Life Members

  • Mr Paul Kirgan
  • Mr John McDonald
  • Ken Harris
  • Jeff Hilder.

We now move on to our sponsors and we thank them for their generous support this year.

  • Our major sponsor Rwc – Subsidy
  • Mobile tools
  • SGT Australian Goat Soap-Cliff Bourquin
  • Blue Iron Property
  • Go with the Gecko
  • Roadside assistance
  • Pro Fit Allied health – revesby
  • Jve Investments

Next I’d like to thank

  • All of the members who sponsored the trophies for today and those that have donated items towards the raffle.
  • All of those who were involved in fundraising such as Rossco and Ken Harris with the footy tipping
  • All of the members that supported the Eagles Nest

Members Now, to say that 2020 has been a bit of a challenge is an understatement. In late march the committee met and decided that given the challenges to our health and safety because of covid, we needed to shut down our operations until things got better. All of our interclub competitions and the much anticipated Gold Coast tour were cancelled and I and the committee make no apologies for that because our main objective was to keep the all of the members and the organisers that do the work safe. We recommenced operations with albeit with altered conditions in July and we were then challenged with a couple of washouts. At this point I would like to thank the executive and match committees for the time and effort they put in to ensure that we could fit in the important championship events and complete the season with as little disruption as possible given the circumstances. The 2021 schedule is now on our website and it looks very exiting with the addition of a few new courses and some old favourites and we hope that physical presentations will also recommence next year.

There are a couple  of changes for next year that were agreed on at the 58th Agm.

  1. Trophies will be now be in cash and they will be $40 for outright win and $30 for A,B,C.
  2. Balls will be given as usual for ball comp, ntp, and guzzlers cup.
  3. The cost of all games is increasing but has been averaged out and subsidised and will now be $45 every game + $5 eagles nest. Seniors will still get their discount.

Once again through our fundraising and sponsors we were able to subsidise a number of things such as  Todays function to the tune of around $100 per person.

A couple of free BBqs, senior player discounts, and we also gave all paid up members a free shirt worth $30 and this was achieved even though we missed out on our full grant from RWC.

In concluding I would like to thank all those who played a part in organising today’s event.

  • Joy & Claude for organising todays golf and results.
  • Claude for organising the lunch booking with Gasparos and for chasing up members and also for donating the cash prizes for the NTPs today along with Ken Harris to the tune of $50 each.
  • Our Treasurer Steph Suzor who has played a big part in today’s organisation.
  • Mark McDonald for organising the physical trophies.
  • Phil Kilazoglou for organising the awards certificates and for purchasing the chocolates & wine for our members.
  • Rossco Hamer & Mick McCarney who will be looking after the raffle later on today.
  • And last but not least the staff and management of Gasparos restaurant for looking after us today.

Congratulations to all of the award winners today and I wish all of you and your families a happy Xmas and safe & better new year and I look forward to seeing you all again at Brighton Lakes on the 10th of January to do it all again.

Thank you.






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