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VGC Meeting Minutes, April 26, 2023

The April 26, 2023 meeting of The Villages Golf Club was called to order at 4:40 pm at Lake Miona Recreation Center by President Judi Andrews. The annual end of the year picnic was moved indoors from the pavilion due to the threat of storms. There were 52 members present to enjoy the barbeque meal catered by County Line Bar-b-que at no cost to the members.  Judi thanked Rick Reneau for taking care of all the arrangements for the food.


After dinner, the meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance. New members were introduced. All present were reminded of dues paid May - August would carry over through August of the next year so were encouraged to invite golfing friends to join over the summer.


Minutes were approved as posted online. No treasurer’s report was given. The Club is still in need of a Secretary.


Claudia will continue to plan summer golf events. At this time, one event is scheduled outside of The Villages on May 12th (Inverness Golf Club) and one is scheduled at Cane Garden Country Club on May 23rd. Both are posted online and open for registration.


Members who were event leaders anytime in the past year were recognized and thanked for volunteering. Others were encouraged to volunteer in the months ahead.


Rick announced names of members considered for the Tiger Award for April. Doug MacFarlane was named the winner with the lowest net score for the month of April. Winners of April events: Royal Oak, Venetian Bay, and Skyview, were recognized and awarded winnings. Winners will be listed on the website.


Rick and Claudia were thanked for organizing the overnight golf outing to the Daytona area. All 16 members who attended had a good time. Judi recognized the members who had Gee Whiz Shots in April. Club members had fun celebrating with them. Names will be posted online.


Rick will organize a fall and summer league for members called Villages Golf Club Cup - VGC Cup. Members will collect points for playing in an event. The better the score - the more points earned. The member who collects the most points will be the winner. A little competition will hopefully encourage more participation by members. This will begin with events in September.


The name tag drawing and 50/50 winners received cash prizes. Members were reminded to bring in gently used golf balls for Operation Shoebox and to collect aluminum tab tops. Members who prepared desserts for dinner were thanked.


After a brief discussion about the current meeting time, Judi will check on starting meetings at an earlier time to increase attendance. Details later.


The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27th at 7 pm at Seabreeze Recreation Center.


Members were invited to stay after the meeting to play bocce golf.

Meeting was adjourned around 6 pm.


Submitted by Judi Andrews for our needed Club Secretary.

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