It was a “Winter Wonderland” at the 2022 Holiday Charity Luncheon Wednesday, December 7th. Christmas trees, seasonal quilt projects, snowflakes and snowy centerpieces decorated the ballroom. Nearly 90 Shadow Hills women and guests mingled as they listened to the Northside Clarinet Quartet play Christmas favorites.
This year the event was dedicated to the memory of Cindy Anderson, a long time Shadow Hills favorite of anyone who knew her. Betsy Ovitt presented the back-story to this lovely women telling how her closest friends rallied around her during her illness. Green Hill Humane Society was the obvious choice to be this year’s beneficiary representing Cindy’s love of animals and support of pet adoption. Cindy’s own dog, Buddy, a Green Hill rescue, was the guest of honor along with his new parents.
Attendees donated over $2500 through direct donations and the purchase of raffle tickets. Kudos again this year to the Shadow Hills quilting group for the amazing creations they donated.
The Hearts for Hospice resale “store” was able to collect $450 through sales and donations. Their participation is appreciated.
Amy and Rob Bennett funded all the desserts for a new event this year – The Dessert Dash! Although no running was involved it was fun for reps to chose a special dessert for their table. Thank you Bennett’s for your generosity.
And finally thank you to our amazing staff: Stacy and her team, Amy and the banquet crew and those behind the scenes that made this event a success.
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A record number of of families joined us for the annual Kid’s Christmas party this year, and Santa was here to cap the evening off!
Pictures were taken of those who visited Santa. You can find them by clicking the “read more” link below.
The Long-Term Planning Committee and the Membership Committee are seeking your input. The Membership Committee is tasked with acquiring and keeping members for the club, as well as determining member satisfaction. The Long-Term Planning Committee is tasked with making recommendations to the Board of Directors for capital improvements and projects that benefit the club and its members. These responsibilities require both committees to have one foot in the present by, maintaining the programs and facilities that meet our current member’s needs, and one foot in the future by planning for programs and facilities that will appeal to the next generation of members, keeping Shadow Hills a successful and viable operation well into the future.
The projects listed below illustrate our commitment to both the present and future. Some of these projects enhanced existing facilities to provide more efficient operation, while other projects provided amenities that will improve the long term operation of the facility.
An example of recent projects that have been completed include:
- Filbert Orchard (which will provide long term annual revenue)
- New cooler and storage facility to enhance banquet services
- Greenside bunker replacement and improvements
- On-going fairway bunker replacement project
- Lighting the trees along the Sovern entrance
- Security cameras for the facility
- Paving access roads and improvements to the cart barn
- Grounds maintenance equipment purchases
In the upcoming budget, we will be building a new bathroom on the back nine, as well as purchasing new mowers and other grounds maintenance equipment. In addition, there are countless smaller projects that are part of the maintenance of our facility, but do not fall under the purview of either committee.
However, larger projects often exceed available funding sources and require a longer-term plan to successfully design, develop and fund the project. The largest of these projects was the construction of the current clubhouse, completed in 2012. Planning for this project began in 2008-2009 after Membership Committee data indicated that the old clubhouse was a detriment in gaining new members and a continued decline in annual membership was likely to lead to a membership level that would not be capable of financial support of SHCC. The new facility is unquestionably the major component in the ongoing success of Shadow Hills.
At the present time, The Long-Range Planning Committee and the Finance Committee are looking at the prospect of replacing our existing golf course irrigation system. There is no indication of an eminent failure of the existing system, but the complexity and high cost of this project requires a multi-year plan to identify scope, costs and develop ways to pay for the project.
Before any planning is done, any budgets discussed, or any further discussion takes place, both committees are seeking the input of the membership regarding what is most important to the future of the club.
PLEASE NOTE. The following survey is NOT A VOTE on any item, but is merely a way to gauge the interest of our membership on possible directions for our future.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW and TAKE THE SURVEY! YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT!
PLEASE RESPOND BY JANUARY 10th 2023. Print Copies are available in the office.
*** NOTE- BOTH MEMBERS OF FAMILY and FULL SOCIAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE ALLOWED TO RESPOND
YOU COULD WIN a $200 Golf Shop Gift Certificate for your participation (random drawing to be held)