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33-December
Photography by Perry Cooper at Studio318photo
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Official Publication
OFFICERS
of the
President: Jim Parker III
Fort Washington
Vice President: Greg Loosigian
Golf & Country Club
CFO: Dean Pryor
10272 N. Millbrook
Secretary: Chuck Roberts
Fresno, CA 93730
DIRECTORS
Phone: 559/434.1702
Business Office Fax:
559/434.6160
Past President: Steve Lutton
Tournament: Bruce Waltz
Membership: Norm Clark
Pro Shop
Human Resource: Greg Loosigian
Phone: 559/434.9120
House: Bill Bakos
Fax: 559/434-1350
Social: Rich Rodriguez
Long Range: Jeff McPheeters
Legal Counsel: Jim Burnside
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Pro’s Corner
Greens & Pro Shop: Bob Duley
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Junior’s Corner
MANAGEMENT
Clubhouse Manager: Frank Kraus
4Ace-in-the-Hole
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Senior’s, Just Puttin’ ’Round!
Executive Chef: Brendon Eddington
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House Calls!
PGA Director of Golf: Alan Ehnes
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Around The Fort
Course Superintendent: Jose Alverez
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Dec. & Jan. Calendars
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Couple’s Club
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Women’s Activities
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Sponsor a Tree
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November Board Minutes
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Parting Shot with Jim Parker
Assistant Manager: Ali Peyvandi
THE DIVOT
Magazine Design:
Design Ranch Publications
Ad Sales: 559/472-7376
For membership details please go to www.fortwashingtoncc.org
James Trevino is
Pro’S CORNER
Alan Ehnes, Director of Golf
1.Keep the left arm straight. The left arm
does not have to be perfectly straight at
the top of the backswing. A slight bend at
the elbow is permissible. Straight does not
mean rigid. The most important point is
that it should be straight at impact.
2.Rotate your left shoulder under your chin.
This phrase does not ensure a full shoulder
turn particularly if you start moving your
chin down or left during the backswing,
as many golfers do. Instead, try to turn your
shoulders so they point at the golf ball at
the top of your swing, but remember your
own flexibility limits.
3.Pause at the top. The pause is not something
you make happen, but rather it happens
naturally as a consequence of a correct
swing and proper sequence of motion. If
you force the pause it will affect your timing
Rick Trevino. James
and rhythm in a negative way.
has been playing
4.Keep the right elbow close to or against your
side. The right elbow actually moves away
from the side throughout the backswing.
You must develop width in your swing.
Too often golfers tuck their elbow right
away during their takeaway and throughout
the backswing creating a narrow and
inadequate turn behind the ball. Remember
that swing arc length equals speed, and
speed equals distance.
golf since the age
The pro shop is fully stock for the Holidays.
And the prices are as low as or lower than
any off course store around. Items that can
be found in the pro shop are Cutter & Buck,
Ashworth, Puma, and Adidas to name a few
brand names. We also have a full inventory of
Ecco shoes, and the hottest selling driver-the
white headed Taylor-made driver. And we do
all kinds of special orders if you can’t find it in
the Pro Shop. So please come on by and give
us a chance to make your shopping an easy
experience. F
of 4. He is currently
James Trevino
JUNIOR’S CORNER
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PRO TIP:
Many of us are always searching for the next
great golf tip to help our game. Whether it is
the newest golf magazine or Johnny Miller’s
critique of Tiger Woods swing during a major
championship we are ever so vigilant. There
is a lot of good information out there, but
it’s important not to misinterpret what they
are telling you. Below are some common
misconceptions golfers tend to make.
the son of member
a Junior at Clovis
West High School,
where he plays #1 on the golf
team. Last year, as a Sophmore,
James won the Individual Valley
Championship, the Sacramento
Junior City Championship, and the
Fort Washington C.C. Junior Club
Championship. He has recently
committed to St. Mary’s College in
the Bay Area, where he will play on
the golf team. While at St. Mary’s
he will study business and finance.
So, when you see James out at the
club say hello and wish him luck on
the upcoming golf season. F
Senior’s just puttin’-’round
Bob Eiland, Seniors Captain
On November 8th the Fort Washington
finished at 122 for overall 2nd place finish.
were next at 128. Always supportive Woody
Seniors traveled to Sunnyside Country Club.
In 3rd place, Dan Stockton led his team to
Alexander and friends followed with a team
This tournament is the next to last Senior 11 a score of 123. Registering a score of 124
event for 2012. In a few days of this writing was Al Blum’s team. Next at 126 was the
the final event will be played at the Visalia team of steady Tom Nast et al. At 127 was
score of 129. Greg Tonneslan‘s group brought
Country Club.
the team captained by Jeff McPheeters, who
Eight FWCC seniors competed at Sunnyside also finished with second lowest individual
After the Visalia competition, the total
point tally will be announced for the Pro
Shop cash prizes.
Here’s wishing all of you a safe and enjoyable
holiday season.F
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Country Club. Plato Sterios and his mates net score of 67. Bob Wilderson and team
up the rear with a score of 136.
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Ringing in December in style, wet style that is...... These guys just can’t get enough of the Fort. Ron
Scott, David Bluhm, Dan Koontz, Scott Griffith and Birthday Boy – Tom Moody, decided they needed
a fix, so they picked a wonderfully wet Friday to get nine holes in. With the greens running slow due to
rivers of water, they remained undeterred and had a blast, albeit a “wet blast”. Happy Birthday Tom!
HOUSE CALLS!
Frank Kraus,Clubhouse Manager
Happy Holiday Season
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It is hard to believe that 2012 is almost over. We
enjoyed another great year in the clubhouse.
We thank you, our members, for sponsoring
the outside functions. Your great sales ability
has made this club a success. With your help,
I know we will do even better in 2013. Keep
those member and guest parties coming!
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Painting.” Tootie will also keep the children
busy while they wait for Santa. We expect Santa
to arrive at 12:30 p.m. for pictures. Reminder:
The admission to the Fort Kids’ Christmas
Party is one unwrapped toy per child. The toys
Chipotle Braised Short Rib Of Beef with
Adobo Sauce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35.95
go to the Marine Corp’s “Toys for Tots”.
Dinner will include Lobster Bisque & a glass
Sunday brunch will be busy that day; please of Champagne, a Holiday Salad, Intermezzo,
reserve early. We will make every effort to Chef Brendon’s Parmesan Risotto and Glazed
Baby Carrots. Dessert included.
accommodate all.
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MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW FOR
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Monday, December 31, 2012
Dinner served from 5 to 9 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 (Last seating at 8:15 pm)
p.m.
Center Cut Filet with Borretane Onions,
Tootie the Clown will be available for “Face Balsamic Gravy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38.95
The Fort Kids’ Christmas Party
Breaded Fried Bone in Pork Cutlet with
Marsala Sauce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35.95
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The “2012 Divot Yearbook” will come out in
January, with photos of members in events
both at the Fort and throughout our Valley this
past year. However, there will not be a “House
Calls” article, so we have enclosed a two-month
calendar and special event list here for you.
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NEW MEMBER SOCIAL
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sous Vide Marinated Chicken Breast Finished
with Cabernet Marionberry Coulis . . . . $35.95 All members who joined the club in 2011
Pacific Salmon Fillet Crusted with Buttermilk will be invited to a social gathering to
Ranch and Corn Chips Corn Relish. . . $35.95 meet the current Board of Directors, and
representatives from the Women’s and Senior
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Valentine’s Dinner
$140 per couple tax & service charge, pictures Mark your calendars for these special social
events:
and wine INCLUDED
• NEW MEMBER SOCIAL
Photos by Perry Cooper at Studio318photo
• SUPER BOWL TAILGATE
Sunday, February 3
• VALENTINE’S DINNER AND DANCE
Thursday, February 14
• CRAB & SEAFOOD FEED
Friday, March 1
• DAN STOCKTON’S CIOPPINO NIGHT
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
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Thanks Helen Cavalli for always changing
our trophy case. Where do you find that
interesting golf memorabilia? It looks great. I
would also like to thank our designer, Betty
Conner, and her assistant, Julie Halloran, and
the ladies and gentleman who helped decorate
our club for the holidays. GREAT JOB!
Again, the Staff, Ali, Chef Brendon, and I
thank you for your support.
Bon Appetit
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Limited number of tables of 4 or 8
Wednesday, January 23
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Men’s boards. Dress is golf casual. Enjoy some NO CHILDREN PLEASE
of Chef Brendon’s epicurean delights, partake
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of some adult beverages, and meet some old
Block off MARCH 1ST for the Crab &
and new friends.
Seafood Feed. Save the fourth Friday in
The Social starts at 7:00 p.m. Feel free to
August for a new version of Lobster Night. We
bring a guest. Please call the front desk and
will try to do Bingo at least once a month. We
confirm that you are coming and the number
will also do our best to give you more Friday
in your party.
Night Dinners. We will also try adding some
Invitations will be sent the last week in items to the Prime Rib Night menu, as well
December.
as a different kind of wine tasting event, and
maybe a movie night or two. Dan Stockton’s
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eleventh annual Cioppino Night will be held
again. Look for two calendars in “The Divot”
and in the monthly statement each month
Thursday, February 14th
for information about all our events. We will
Hors d’oeuvres and no host bar from 6:30 continue to offer a complimentary birthday
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Special petite filet & dinner to each member. If you do not receive
lobster dinner at 7:45 p.m.
your weekly reminders from Ali please send
Bring your sweetheart to a romantic fun- him your e-mail address. You may e-mail Ali
at [email protected]
filled evening!
December
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Mens
Party
Day
Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
KID’s
CHRISTMAS
PARTY
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Ladies
Party
Day
Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
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Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
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Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
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• COURSE OPEN TO
WALKING ONLY •
CLUBHOUSE CLOSED
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Dinner Off
Menu
Reservations Please
Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
• 9:00am SHOTGUN
FOR EVERYONE •
COURSE CLOSES AT 3:00pm
Clubhouse
Closed
Calendar Legend
Men’s Events
Women’s Events
Senior’s Event
Couple’s Event
All Club Event
Bridge Club
Food Event
Birthday Dinner
Eligible
Sieg Fischer
Dominic D’Innocenti
President/CEO
Senior VP Sales & Marketing
Proud Members of Fort Washington Country Club
January
2013
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Happy
New
Year!
• WALKING ONLY •
CLUB HOUSE CLOSED
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Champagne
Brunch
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Friday Night
Dinner
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus
Prime Rib Night
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Friday Night
Dinner
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Angus
Prime Rib Night
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Classic
Chicken &
Bingo
Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
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New
Member
Social
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SUPER BOWL
SUNDAY TAIL GATE
Sunday
Champagne
Brunch
FEBRUARY 3RD
Watch for it!
COUPLE’S CLUB
Barbara Graham
Overall Low Net
Phil and Ginger Lozano$60
Flight 1
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1st
2nd
3rd
Kevin and Ronda Fanning. . . . $40
Cliff and Judy McNabb. . . . . . . $30
Lee and Debra Duckering. . . . . $20
Flight 2
1st
John Chan/Marcy Smith. . . . . . $40
T 2nd Larry and Barbara Scott. . . . . . . $25
T 2nd Robert and Nora Aquino. . . . . . $25
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE
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AND THANK YOUR FOR PLAYING!!!
Glow Ball Tournament
The Winners were:
Sixteen couples participated in the annual
Glow Ball Tournament held on October
25th. The “Halloween Scramble” tournament
started at 5:00pm. We played four holes then
went in for a light dinner and were back on the
course after dark. Tiki torches lighted the tee
areas along with some great carved pumpkins
compliments of our couples. THANK YOU
COUPLES!! Laughter fill the course and no
one drove into the bunkers. After golf we
all found our way back to the clubhouse for
“refreshments” while the tournament winners
were announced. Two special prizes were given
to Kathleen & Doug Hagen and Ron & Becky
Scott for the best carved pumpkins. A lot of
fun was had by all!
1st.
$48 per team Thomas/Smith
2nd $32 per team Lozano/Moody
3rd
$20 per team
Duckering/Chan-Scott
Couples Club Championship
On November 4th we held our 2012 Couples
Club Championship and there were 15 Couples
competing. The overall gross & net winners get
their names engraved on the Championship
trophy which will be presented at our annual
awards dinner on February 1st. There were two
flights and the money winners in each flight
were:
Overall Low Gross
Tom and Linda Moody$60
2012 has been a terrific year for our Couples
Club and we want to thank everyone for their
participation. Mark Your Calendars for the
annual Couples Club Bash on February 1st.
The Club Champions will be crowned, our
Year-End Award Winners will be announced
and we will kick-off 2013!! Watch for the flier
in your January statement…we look forward to
seeing all of you there!
The Couples Club Board wishes you all a safe
and happy holiday!
If you have any questions contact any of our
board members:
John Chan - President;
Barbara Scott - Tournament;
Don Duckering, or Barbara Graham.F
Women’s ACTIVITIES
Susanne Brocks
1st Flight
October 18th was the Halloween Sweeps with 18
1st - Ding Burnside
ladies participating in 2 flights.
2nd - Jeannie Trippel
1st Flight:
3rd - Rosie Synn
1st - Yoshi Chang
2nd Flight
2nd - Debra Duckering
1st - Nancy Becker
3rd - Irene Matson
2nd - Judy Gibson
2nd Flight:
3rd - Ellie Merzoian
T1st - Barbara Scott
3rd Flight
T1st - Judy Gibson
1st - Patty Bennett
3rd - Patty Bennett
2nd - Dolores Elkins
The Captain’s Choice Tournament on the 6th, 3rd - Kris Oliveira
started the month of November. There were 32
Closest to the Pin on #3 - Kris Oliveira
ladies that participated. They were divided into
teams of 4 playing a best ball format. Everyone Closest to the Pin on #17 - Rosie Synn
had a great time and the weather was good.
1st - Jeanie Trippel, Susanne Brocks, Marcy
Smith, Becky Loudensalger
2nd - Ronda Fanning, Lisa Braun, Judy
McNabb, Dolores Elkins
3rd - Patt Anderson, Yoshi Chang, Carol
Floyd, Adriana Valdivia
4th - Barbara Graham, Barbara Scott, Becky
Nelson, Bobby Roberts
Closest to the Pin on #17 - Barbara Graham
Closest to the Pin on #7 - Hilda Duckering
On November 13, the annual Turkey Shoot was
held with 24 ladies participating in 3 flights. One
par 3, 4, and 5 hole were thrown out and 75% of
the handicap was used. It was another beautiful
day on the course.
Thank you, everyone, that helped to decorate
Fort Washington for Christmas on November 19.
The last Guest Day of the year will end November
on the 27th.
December 4th is the Ladies Party Day. All of the
second half of the year awards will be given out
at lunch and the new Captain for 2013, Debbie
Duley, will take over. This will be a make your
own game, but if you need pairing, the pro-shop
will be glad to help. We will be raising money for
Terry’s House on this day.
Thank you ladies for your participation throughout
the year. Keep playing all winter. If you ever need
a game, just contact the pro-shop and they can
help. F
minutes OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE Directors
Fort Washington Golf and Country Club • November 20th, 2012
President Jim Parker called the meeting to
order at 6.05 p.m. All Directors were present
except Bill Bakos and the Secretary, Chuck
Roberts. Also present were: Past President,
Steve Lutton; Clubhouse Assistant Manager,
Ali Peyvandi; Legal Counsel, Jim Burnside;
and Director of Golf, Alan Ehnes.
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MSP that the minutes of the October 16,
2012, meeting be approved.
CORRESPONDENCE
Two members wrote a letter expressing their
appreciation for the course remediation, the
improvements undertaken this year and the
excellent course conditions.
A member wrote asking if the missing bench
on the number 7 tee box could be replaced.
Alan said it will be replaced.
PRESIDENTS REPORT
The Board thanked Alan for the video
presentation at the outset of the recent Annual
Proprietary Member meeting that highlighted
both the storm damage to the course late
last year and the fine work performed in a
remarkable ten-day time span to reopen the
course for play. It also showed the before and
after satellite photos of the bunker renovation
project. The meeting proceeded smoothly and
quickly with concise comprehensive reports of
the committee chairmen.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Applicants to be posted:
Mary Kay Berryman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SPP.
Craig Urrizola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assc/Firm.
Carol Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOC.
Thomas Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YBP.
John Mortillaro, a regular member since 1962,
MEMBERSHIP
– who was on the resignation list, accepted
the opt out offer. Due to the longevity of his
COMMUNICATIONS Norm Clark
membership in good standing, it was MSP
Resignations final:
that he be accorded an Honorary Social
Sharon Madsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SPP. membership.
Michael Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YBP. The Fort currently has 21 openings for
Christopher Scalzitti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YBP. Proprietary membership. The total of Bylaw
Trevor Spade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JPP. allowed playing memberships is full.
Stephen Dalich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REG.
John Mortillaro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REG. FINANCE – Dean Pryor
Scott Workman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REG. Financial figures are available to Proprietary
Lee Markarian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REG. members in the accounting office.
Jim Knoll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REG.
GREEN & PRO SHOP – Bob Duley
Posting to active:
All turf repairs (sod and Bermuda stolens) have
Brent Evans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPP. been completed and the new grass is growing
Necdet Ozder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IPP. well.
Kevin Brower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REG. A bucket lift to trim trees up to 35 feet in
Sean Hammond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANE. height was purchased for less than the Fort has
John Larger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASSC/FIRM paid annually to rent one. This will save the
Thomas Moore, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . ASSC/FIRM Fort several thousand dollars each year.
SPONSOR
A TREE
• As a gift or in memory of a special
person.
• For $150 you receive: A name plaque
on a tree limb and a plaque on a special
brass tree in the clubhouse.
• Get one while they last!
For more information please
contact Alan at the Club Pro Shop.
A local dairyman contributed a substantial
amount of high quality unscented compost.
The only expense to the Fort was trucking. It
has been used in over-seeding and will be used
in routine course maintenance in the coming
months.
One of the bells on the course needs repair.
Alan will see that this is done.
TOURNAMENT – Bruce Waltz
The proposed tournament schedule for 2013
is in draft form and when finalized will be
presented to the Board for approval at the
December meeting.
Alan will e-mail the membership as to course
LONG RANGE – Jeff McPheeters
OLD BUSINESS
hours of operation this coming Christmas and The Long Range committee is compiling a None.
list of projects, in order of priority, and it is
New Year’s holidays.
expected to be completed in the first part of NEW BUSINESS
Research is still under way with regard to solar
It was agreed that the wooden stairs to the No.
next year.
panels.
13 tee box are in need of repair. Alan will use
his crew to repair shortly.
SOCIAL – Rich Rodriguez
HOUSE – Billy Bakos
The recent Friday night wine tasting was well- The next Board meeting is scheduled for
This report was furnished by Rich Rodriguez.
attended and very popular with the members. Tuesday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m.
Outside revenue in the house (food & All members are reminded they may not bring
their own beer to the Fort. Beer consumed on
beverage) was within tolerance this month.
the premises must be purchased from the Club Secretary
The Club House management is soliciting bids
Note: These minutes have been prepared by Legal
for repainting the exterior of the clubhouse. HUMAN RESOURCES
Counsel filling in for the Secretary, and are based
The new dishwashing machine has arrived and Greg Loosigian
on notes taken at the meeting, but have not been
been installed.
There is nothing new to report.
approved by the Board of Directors..
Chuck Roberts
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THE PARTING SHOT...
Jim Parker III, Board President
With Thanksgiving now a fond memory and loss of playing time. I want to thank Alan
Christmas and The New Year just around the and his staff, the grounds crew, Frank and
corner we look back and wonder where the his staff and the Fort Members and Board
year went! If we look back at the past year Members who worked diligently to make all
and review the events that have transpired this happen. Thank you to the Members who
The clubhouse is beautifully decorated for
the Holiday Season. There are a number of
fun Holiday events scheduled. Check the
club calendar for details or contact Ali or
Frank for more information. Reservations
for the New Year’s Eve dinner are filling up
quickly. If you haven’t signed up yet, contact
Ali or Frank.
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at the Fort, we have had a busy year. Just attended the annual meeting. Your support We are fortunate to have three very active
groups within our club. If you are not involved
to highlight a few of the events- our course and input is appreciated.
survived a 100 year storm, we added bunkers As the Board plans for next year, we are in the Senior’s Group, The Couple’s Club or
and revamped our existing bunkers, the rough working on a number of new initiatives. the Women’s Activities, you are missing out
areas on the course were replanted, our main These include the evaluation of a solar field on some great events. The Board wishes to
irrigation pumps were rebuilt, new concrete to offset increasing utility costs, identifying thank Bob Eiland- Seniors, Barbara Grahampaths were added, we began a program to and formalizing a long range plan for the Couples and Susanne Brocks- Women and
improve our fairways, course stairways were continued improvement of the course and their Committees for all of their efforts.
improved and hitting mats were installed on our facility and a junior orientation and code Make 2013 the year that you take the time
the driving range. Just to highlight a few! of conduct program. Your Board Committees to become involved in the many activates
Whew!! What a year!
are hard at work on these projects. We will offered at the Fort.
All of these things were accomplished at very be holding members meetings next year to The Board wishes you and your families a
little cost to the members and with very little discuss these initiatives with the members.
safe and joyous Holiday Season!!! F
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