Women’s Club Holiday & Charity Luncheon
Sue GraVette, Chair
Once again the Holiday luncheon on December 7th was a huge success. From the wonderful food, excellent service, many volunteers and interactive entertainment to the rewards for our beneficiary, Courageous Kids, the staff and 106 members and guests out did themselves.
There were several ways to give to the charity and, as usual, guests were very generous. You could buy a bottle of wine from the wine grab table thanks to those many members who donated wine. You could take a chance via raffle tickets for two quilts and two wall hangings donated by Shadow Hill’s own creative and talented Club House Quilters, or you could just place a donation in a tabletop box. Courageous Kids, a grief support program for youth, does not charge for their services, but depend solely on grants and donations. They were presented with a gift of $2866 from this event.
Patric Miller stepped up once again to provide entertainment. Not only did he lead a sing-a-long of some golf related Christmas tunes, but he also starred in a Radio Play called An Unlikely Foursome, which he wrote. A few good sports helped out with that: Melinda Rausch, Suzi Creech, Nancy Moore and me.
Corrie Gelardi and Ryan McDonnell provided complimentary wine and holiday spirits tasting. Hearts for Hospice for set up a little shopping corner. The sale of their treasures brought nearly $900 to that charity.
It wouldn’t have happened without a great committee. Thank you Lori Reynolds, Amy Bennett, Shawn Bokn, Jeri Kessler, Sharon Bowers, Connie Green and Nancy Moore.
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One of the most destructive forces on our course is in fact “man made.” No, we are not talking about the effects of humans on global warming, and the resulting La Nina super-wet weather. We are talking about irresponsible golf cart use, which can leave parts of our course deeply scarred for weeks, if not months.
Working with the golf committee, head professional and golf course superintendent, a new cart path rule has been drafted, and will become effective immediately. A “Modified 90 Degree Rule” has been added to our current standard 90 Degree Rule to take advantage of our firm fairways, while helping to protect less stable rough areas. One of the most important aspects of the new rule is to enter the fairway across the driest rough area available, and then staying on the fairway until your ball is on or near the green. You will then exit the fairway across the driest available rough area.
It is important to remember that using a golf cart anywhere on our facility is a privilege, and that our course is one of our most important assets. For this reason, common sense and courtesy are to be used at all times while operating carts.
Continue Reading to see the New Regulations and a Graphic Chart Explaining the Changes
By Sue GraVette – President Elect
More than 50 women attended the year-end meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd. The agenda was chalk-full of fun and serious business. As the social hour and delicious buffet lunch wound down, a video began playing. Set to the tune of “It’s all About the Bass” Don Hadley rewrote the lyrics to “It’s all About the Golf”. Lead singer, Melinda Rauch, nailed it with a hilarious song about leaving housework behind and heading to the course. Photos from activities throughout the year were included as well as shots of Melinda, Nancy Moore and Sue GraVette acting out various household chores. A huge thank to all who participated, but particularly to our renowned producer, Patric Miller.
The day’s agenda included a Memoriam to women members who passed away this year. Harriet Smith, Irene Cook, Gay Holland and Ellie Dumdi will forever be remembered as active members of Shadow Hills.
On the business side, the attendees unanimously passed updated By-Laws and Standing Rules. In addition, nominations for board positions were set to a vote. Suzi Creech, President-Elect and Nancy Pollard, Secretary, will join the board in 2017.
League Chairs presented awards and honors to 9-hole, 18-hole, OWGA, Most Improved and Women’s Club Champions. Winners will be listed in the December Newsletter.
This year co-recipients received the Kathryn Schneider Service Award. Carolyn Townsend and Nancy Moore share this award for above and beyond service to Shadow Hills. Carolyn has served on the Shadow Hills Board of Directors as well as the Women’s Club Board since 2008. Her contributions for the good of the club are numerous. Highlights include creating a brand identity through improved marketing materials at the “big” board level, making positive changes to Oregon Women’s Golf Association By-Laws and actively participating on the Women’s Club Board. Carolyn receives this award for her many years of working behind the scenes to promote Shadow Hills.
Nancy Moore, this year’s Women’s Club President, is recognized for her tireless effort to promote activities and communication for all women members of Shadow Hills. Under her leadership By-Laws and Standing Rules have been updated. In addition, these documents and other important Women’s Club information can now be accessed on line. Nancy promoted and lead several events during the year to promote inclusiveness including a poolside Beach Party, an employee appreciation event and Rainy Day Wednesday card games. Nancy is recognized through this award for her outstanding leadership.
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After days of unrelenting rain, the weather broke open into a gorgeous Fall day, with blue skies, moderate temperatures and some low scores, due to soft, receptive greens.
A record turnout showed up for the final “game of the day,” with Pride, Pro Shop Credit, and Thanksgiving Turkeys on the line.
In the end, a super low 63 for Gross, and a 4-way tie for Net at 55, ended up being the deciding factor for victory.
And when it came to a “KP for a Turkey,” one player hit a bullseye with a HOLE IN ONE, that kept any other contenders from “claiming fowl” on Hole #4. Great job, Scott Hoffine!
Full results below…
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