NEW LEADERS FOR 2017
Catherine Wallace, who has been handling all our Meet-Up communications for several years, has offered to be our new Communications Chair. She is currently being trained on creating our Monthly Newsletter by Liz Porter, who has served in this position for over 3 years. Liz will continue to assist with special events communications from time to time. We thank Cath for stepping up to volunteer for this important role!
We also wish to extend a warm welcome and appreciation to Meilene Cook, Lisa LaMarca, and Andrea Yuran, who have volunteered to serve on our Nominating Committee for 2017-18 elections. Look for special emails from this team in the months of August and September.
|Here is a Summary of 2016 Year in Review
Golfing opportunities – This past year during the week we offered golf at Deer Creek on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. The golf on Tuesdays was for players who wanted to play 18 holes with a $5 handicapped game. Thursdays was 9 holes of play with no required game, followed by socializing and food. For our competitive players, we exceeded the number of participants from last year’s Chapter Championship and were able to underwrite the registration fees with an online auction. We also sent 5 teams of 40 players to the EWGA Cup Qualifier, with 3 teams advancing to the National Cup Competition in California.
Charitable Donations - Our annual Tournament for a Cure was held at Emerald Hills and raised $15,425 for the Memorial Foundation and their Women’s Imaging Center of Broward County. Our December holiday golf and party benefited the First Tee, with monetary gifts as well as used golf equipment. We also sponsored Girls Golf with a money donation.
New/Returning Sponsors - We were pleased to add several new cash Sponsors this past year – First Services Residential of Florida, Palm Beach Golf Center, Broward Women's Am, JB's on the Beach, Pop's Fish Market, and 3D Merchant Services. We also are especially pleased that the following sponsors renewed their support for 2016-17: Luana Corral, CPF; Linda Davis, Atty; Kevin Battersby Golf Learning Center, Jess Frank Golf Academy, Spirit Airlines-Laurie Villa, and Holland/Seabourn-Kyle VandePoll.
Upcoming Plans for 2017 - The new Board of Directors is currently working to put together several new golfing and social events for this year. Look for these in the newsletter and feel free to contact me if you wish to provide suggestions or ideas for next year at President@ewgafortlauderdale.com