Prince Edward Island Golf AssociationÂ
Meeting was held on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 10:30 amÂ â 12:00Â pm Board Room at Confederation Ctr. Â The following were in attendance:Â Ron McNeil – Executive Director, Wayne Levyâ President,Â Kathy Sheppard â Secretary/Treasurer, Jim McQuaid, Brenda McIlwaine , Bob Corrigan, Dallas Desjardins, Cliff Goodwin, , Debbie Buchanan, & Tim YorkeÂ Â Not in attendance: John Schurman, and Blair MacPhail.
The minutes from the Aug 29th meeting were emailed and put up on the website.
FINANCIAL REPORT;Â Year end statements will be available Oct 31, 2013.Â Ron asked for any outstanding bills to be submitted in the next 10 days.Â Dallas advised he will follow up on the invoices for Junior Sponsorship with A&S Metals and Carline Muffler.
ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP 2014Â â Being held at Bell Bay in Cape Breton Aug 15-16, 2014.Â We will be sending 3 men, 3 Mid Am Men,Â 3 women, 3 senior men, 3 super senior men, 3 senior women and 3 super senior women. Â Practice round will be Aug 14, 2014.Â PEIGA will cover all costs for the 21 players.Â PEIGA will pay for bus, rooms, etc.Â The tournament will abide by National standards.
The winners in each division at the AtlanticsÂ will get an exemption and all expenses paid to Nationals as their prize.Â We will retain our provincialexemptions which will be made available to players wanting toÂ Â attend Nationals at their own expenses based on criteria to be determined for each group.Â
UPDATE:Â Press release will be going out from all four Atlantic Provincial Golf Associations next week.Â Discussions were held on the championship and it was felt the committment was there and it will go ahead.Â Wayne, Brenda, Debbie, Cliff, Dallas, Tim and Ron will meet to determine what we do next year in regards to funding, who qualifies etc. Â They decided to meet next week to discuss these issues along with the Island Amateur being extended to 3 day tournament.Â
PEI GOLF INDUSTRY STRATEGY:Â Â A motion from the AGM April 20, 2013 to have the Province support a study in regards to the Golf Industry on PEI. Â Ron has had discussions with the Province and ACOA in the past few weeks.Â Some of these discussions were on state of the industry, courses talking together, values in the industry. Â An industry led process such as a one day work shop on making golf better in the province with the courses, PEIGA and Golf PEI. Communications with Golf PEI, PEIGA, PEI Govât and ACOA via website are now being done to define our roles in the industry.
A steering committee has been set up comprisingÂ Steven Birt, Karen Currie, John Anthony Langdale, representatives from the Province,Â Golf PEI and PEI Golf Association. Â They will look at all aspects of the golf industry on PEI. Â Handout was passed out on the strategic plan for this study to the PEIGA executive.Â The study will be done by a consultant outside of PEI.
UPDATE:Â The steering committee will be meeting Oct 28thÂ to choose the consultant with the five who responded from the request for proposals that went out across the country.
GOLF CANADA BOARD MEETING: Â Â The board meeting will be held in Châtown OctÂ 3 â 5, 2013.Â Oct 3Â