Saskatchewan’s provincial governing body for golf will put a wrap on the 2018 season on Saturday, April 6 with their annual general meeting (AGM) at the Wascana Golf and Country Club in Regina.
The new golf season officially opens on April 15, so Golf Saskatchewan’s AGM is slated for an ideal date to outline the 2018 audited statements, thank outgoing board members and welcome new executives to the group. Golf Saskatchewan Executive Director Brian Lee said representatives from Golf Canada will also be on hand for the meeting.
“During the afternoon former Golf Canada President Leslie Dunning will provide a welcome greeting and she will highlight some of the items she had undergone during her tenure and a high level look at the Golf Canada strategic plan. Blair Armitage (Golf Canada member services) is going to do a greeting and update on membership items and the Golf Saskatchewan staff will run through some organizational updates for 2019,” Lee said.
Lee said the upcoming golf season will be an important campaign due to some changes and the success of 2018.
“2019 will build on the momentum following the 2018 CP Women’s Open at Wascana, we have a new Rules of Golf code this year which seems to generate tonnes of interest. Everyone will be playing by a new set of rules starting April 15 in Saskatchewan. We just hope people are starting to get excited because Masters weekend is approaching which means the start of golf season,” Lee said.
Golf Saskatchewan is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected for three-year terms at the AGM. Once elected, the board then elects its president, vice-president and a treasurer. The provincial council representative acts on the province’s behalf at the national level. The executive director of Golf Saskatchewan is a non-voting member of the board as well as any person(s) who are governors of Golf Canada. President Delbert Betnar will be back for the second year of his presidential term. He said some seats are up for grabs.
“It will be an interesting year going forward next year because we are going to have at least two new board members. We’re going to end up having an election this year, there’s actually four spots available this year,” Betnar said.
Some current board members are re-running and hope to stay on the executive. Some new faces will be hoping to join the group at the meeting. Betnar said the fact an election is needed is exciting to the current board and Golf Saskatchewan staff.
“I will go back five years where we couldn’t fill our board completely,” he said. “To have people that are interested in sitting on a volunteer board makes our life better and it helps us get ideas from different people.”
Stakeholders from member clubs are welcome to attend. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Wascana clubhouse. Golf Saskatchewan asks if you plan on attending, contact Candace Dunham at 306.975.0850 to register.
The Golf Saskatchewan annual report is available on our website here.