From the President
With our AGM coming up on Saturday 4 June, this year's committee met for the last time last Thursday. It has been a harmonious and efficient group who got on with the job with no fuss.
This meeting was to be the last attended by Kathleen Coleridge who has served 17 uninterrupted years, has been a constant source of knowledge and has contributed in so many ways to the life of the club. Even more importantly, Kathleen has been a member for more than 20 years and we look forward to celebrating her service at the AGM when, with the support of the committee, I will be moving that she be elected a life member.
Lesley Meadows is also stepping back from the committee but has pledged to continue her exciting new developments with our comms, including these newsletters. Jocelyn Brandon is also retiring but intends to continue to be proactive in the catering and gardening areas. Thank you to Kathleen, Jocelyn and Lesley, and to all the rest of the committee who are standing for re-election.
Sadly, we farewell Kathy Ingram, a long-standing member who has resigned. Kathy was a willing helper for corporate functions and donated the Ingram Trophy for GC play.
Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Colin Menzies, David Robinson won the most silverware at prizegiving this year, including most improved player, although unfortunately he was away at a tournament up the Kapiti coast on the day. Although its not usual to award the Crump Claret Jug for service to the club to a committee member, Lesley Meadows was a deserving recipient.
Nine members laboured in the border garden recently and made a visible difference. They all enjoyed the crusty-topped feijoa cake with whipped cream for afternoon tea. Another time, a few more men to share the heavy lifting would be great.
Many of us will be looking forward to the start of winter play on Tuesday 24 May. Hopefully the work that the WCC grounds staff has done will lead to better quality grass growth.