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2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Mal McLaren Award Sean McHugh, CGCS spm@clevelandmetroparks.com 440.232.

7247 VICE PRESIDENT Public & Government Relations Scott Brickley scottb@bunkerhillgc.com 330.725.2829 IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Craig Kachline craig23k@gmail.com 440.785.0870 CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR Communication/Benevolent Michelle L. Frazier-Feher, CGCS mlfrazier@aol.com 216.469.9287 TRUSTEES Golf & Tournament/ Website/Communication Jason Bennett jbennett@shalecreekgolfclubggp.com 330.725.9996 Membership/Government Relations Mark Conner mcscsuper80@aol.com 330.864.3737 SECRETARY/TREASURER Program & Education/Strategic Planning/Historical Mark Figurella mfigurella421@gmail.com 330.562.1691 Golf & Tournament/Social Bryan Fitch bry_fitch@hotmail.com 440.934.6217 Membership Tobin (Toby) Lane tlane33sgc@yahoo.com 330.332.9095 Program & Education Brent Palich Bpalich@mayfieldsandridge.com 440.285.8304 Social/Assistant Relations Eric Snodgrass eric.snodgrass@tamoshantergolf.com 330.477.5111 ASSISTANT GCS RELATIONS Dave Willmott dwillmott2001@sharongc.com 330-239-2383 INDUTRIAL RELATIONS Scholarship & Research Ryan Miller rmiller@centuryequip.com 440.796.7990
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I would like to thank Bill Prest and our Panel of speakers, Chad Mark, Jim Noel, Mark Pucky and Mike Yenny, for the great job they did at our January round table. This is event is definitely a favorite of our membership that is well attended and filled with valuable information. Next up on the agenda is the Golf Spring Tee Off in Columbus, the GIS in Las Vegas and The Reverse Raffle. I hope each of you will take the time to attend at least one of these great events. Dont forget that the NOGCSA Reverse Raffle not only raises funds for research, but for our two scholarships. The George Biddulph Turf Scholarship and The NOGCSA Legacy Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to children and grandchildren of NOGCSA members who are not seeking a degree in the turf management field. If you havent purchased a ticket yet contact a Board Member and the will be happy to assist you. The Board has already been busy planning the 2012 year and we should dates for all of the great events we have planned to you shortly. Make sure to add them to your calendar so that you can plan to attend as many as possible this year. If you have any suggestions on an event please dont hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you throughout the year at many of our many great events!

Warmest Regards, Sean P. McHugh, CGCS NOGCSA President spm@clevelandmetroparks.com

Morgan Timberlake mtturfman@gmail.com 330.353.0816


Mission Statement Promoting the profession of the golf course superintendent through education, camaraderie and cooperation among fellow members in Northern Ohio since 1923

Schedule of Events Superintendents Korner GCSAA News Tadge awarded NOGCSA Scholarship Government Relations Jordan Awarded OTF Professional of the Year GCSAA March Webinar On The Road With the USGA By the Board Reverse Raffle Information USGA Green Section Regional Meeting Advertiser Directory

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January 18, 2012 NOGCSA Round Table Cloverleaf Lanes Time: 9:00 AM Cost: $27 Points: 0.35 education points SPORTS SHORT COURSE AND GOLF SPRING TEE-OFF February 9-10, 2012 Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (OSU Campus) February 29 - March 1, 2012 Golf Industry Show Las Vegas, Nevada

June 2012 Host: TBD Time: TBD Cost: TBD Points: 0.1 TBD August 2012 Vendor Day Host: TBD Time: TBD Cost: TBD Points: 0.1 Service Points August 11, 2012 Family Picnic Clays Park

March 24, 2012 REVERSE RAFFLE Raintree Country Club Time: 6:00 P.M. Cost: $65/person
May 14, 2012 Club Officials Meeting Barrington C.C. Host: Mark Figurella Time: 1:00 Shotgun Cost: $45/person Program: The History of Golf Course Maintenance in NE Ohio Points: 0.1 TBD

September 26, 2012 Ridgetop Golf Course Annual Clambake Scholarship & Research Tournament Host: Greg Bobbs Time: 12:00 Shotgun Cost: $65/person Points: 0.1 Service Points
October 11, 2012 Pro/Super Sandridge Golf Club November 2012 Annual Meeting

Pink Snow Mold / Microdochium Patch / Fusarium Patch


With spring rapidly approaching and given the rather wet warm winter Microdochium patch should be visible over the next couple of moths. Early spring weather pattern (wet & mild) is ideal for the occurrence of Microdochium patch that is Pink Snow Mold without the snow cover, caused by Microdochium nivale (formerly referred to as Fusarium nivale). The problem with this disease is that it can be confused and misdiagnosed as cool temperature pythium in the spring and possible anthracnose. Rarely do we see cool temperature pythium in Ohio. Microdochium patch is especially active on annual bluegrass in areas that are, in shade, wet, north facing, or have a history of the disease. Creeping bentgrass is also susceptible to pink snow mold but not to the same extent as annual bluegrass. Young, juvenile, or lush turf is more susceptible then mature stands. In spring symptoms are more variable and may appear as streaks, small spots, irregular patches of declining turf and large patches which can be confused with pythium symptoms. Affected grass initially appear as yellowing turf that progresses rapidly to a rusty, reddish, or brown color. The source of spores is often from old patches that were on the turf in the winter or the thatch. When the disease occurs in late spring it is usually active for short periods of time so the patches are not as large, distinct, or well defined as in winter and makes diagnosis more difficult. With the return of warm and dry weather the turf will often recover rapidly.

Cultural management of pink snow mold/ Microdochium patch includes mowing greens, if possible, when they are dry and improved drainage. Until weather patterns change to warmer and dryer conditions the disease can linger and be quite active. If establishing a new turf area, there are significant differences in creeping bentgrass cultivar susceptibility Through the winter pink to pink snow mold. In some cases fungicide applications snow mold symptoms have been reduced leaving turfgrass unprotected. usually appear as circular Several fungicides are available that can patches that tend to be tan control/manage help pink snow mold/ Microdochium or whitish and in some cases patch. have a pinkish border. When temperatures fall in If you would like verification of this disease you can the range from the 40s to submit a sample to the Ohio State University Plant 60s F and abundant Diagnostic Clinic. moisture is present, the pathogen becomes quit Author: C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic active. The pathogen 110 Kottman Hall 2021 Coffey Road Columbus, Ohio produces prolific spores that 43210 (614) 292-5006 Fax: (614)292-4455 Web site: move in water along ppdc.osu.edu drainage patterns and can easily be tracked by mowers. Reprinted from the: OSU Buckeye Turf Program Website

CEO Message January 11, 2012


Rhett Evans GCSAA CEO 2012 Plan and Budget: Recovery, Investment, Growth Just as the majority of your facilities have faced economic challenges in recent years, GCSAA too has been forced to address declining revenues. Through prudent fiscal management, and by giving priority to those programs that best serve our members, we have been able to mitigate the loss in resources. For 2012 we project revenues of $15.1 million, which represents a modest increase of 2.5 percent over 2011 revenues. This increase in revenue together with a short-term increase in the utilization of reserve funds will allow the continuance of programs and services unabated and enable the total expense budget to grow to $15.8 million. The U.S. economy continues to slowly improve, yet the financial markets experienced volatility and golf facility revenue decreased due to declines in golfer participation. Given the likelihood that the golf economy, which is tied to the overall economy in general, is not going to show significant improvement over the next two to three years, the 2012 plan and budget is focused on improving existing programs and services, and developing new ones to take advantage of opportunities when they do arise. Continuing the current level of investment in resources now, rather than experiencing further cutbacks, will enable GCSAA to realize better returns for the future and achieve the long-term mission, vision and business targets. The prioritization setting and evaluation process for the business plan in 2012 is a continuation of the board's priorities for 2011. This is characterized by three business phases that GCSAA will go through over the next three to four years given the existing financial state of the association and the industry it serves. The three phases are: recovery, investment and growth. Recovery comes in many forms, but is best exemplified by the formation of a solid organizational structure, revenue base and budget that is experiencing signs of sustainability. Investment in the ability to tap into the financial resources that have been secured over time and the philosophy that successful results take time and nurturing to occur. Growth occurs over time when hard work, patience and perseverance produce returns. Continued on page 6

GCSAA Members, I trust the holiday break offered an opportunity for rest and relaxation and to spend time with family and friends. On behalf of the GCSAA you have my best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2012. I am reaching out to you to share the outcomes of the recently conducted 2011 winter board meeting, outline GCSAA's priorities for 2012 and to offer perspective on the health and performance of the association. It is my goal in this coming year to continue to communicate how GCSAA delivers value to you, your facility and the game. But most important, I will continue to seek your input, listen to your concerns and continue to strive toward creating an association that serves to support your professional development and growth of the game.

Contact Gregg Schaner at 614-878-6746 or gregg.schaner@syngenta.com to learn more.

Association Priorities It's been said that when everything is important, then nothing is important. With limited resources, the GCSAA leadership has identified the following areas of emphasis for this expanded plan and budget horizon:
Professional Development/Education: continue to offer high-quality, industry-leading resources that enhance member and facility success. Advocacy: continue to communicate with lawmakers with the goal of strengthening the profession and industry. Member Outreach and Retention: growing/demonstrating value of membership, giving GCSAA a larger voice, more resources for programs and services. Chapter Success: enhancing service to members, increase utilization of GCSAA programs and services, increase participation in chapter events and leadership opportunities. Growth of the Game: collaborate with allied associations to increase golfer participation and retention, strengthen golf's compatibility with the environment. Revenue Generation: strengthen existing streams (industry support, sponsorships) and development of new sources (global market). Key Programs & Services In addressing these priorities the following programs, services and initiatives will continue to be supported: My GCSAA Campaign: member-to-member communications that demonstrate the value of membership to drive retention, revenue generation, program utilization. Field Staff Program: enhance communications between chapters and GCSAA, support chapter success, increase utilization of GCSAA programs and services, membership growth and retention. Member Standards Advisory Group: member-led review of membership standards.

International Initiatives: explore opportunities and implement programs as necessary to serve members, deliver education, and create a marketplace for industry. Raises the profile of the profession and GCSAA. Would result in additional revenues to fund programs. EIFG Rebranding/Fundraising: create a greater affinity for GCSAA members to support The Environmental Institute for Golf, increase engagement, and attract revenues from new sources.

Website/Technology: continue to enhance the delivery of programs and services though GCSAA web properties and utilize technology to enhance operational efficiencies. Reduce expenses and generate revenues. Enhance communications and build community/networking.
Conference & Show: continue to enhance the event to serve our members needs, attract attendees and exhibitors. Strengthen revenue streams. continued on page 7

The process of establishing priorities and allocating resources is certainly not done in a vacuum. Decisions such as this utilize the feedback we receive from members. Given the importance of funding research to the profession, I am happy to report that four projects received funding in 2011. Increasing research funding remains a priority for GCSAA. Moving forward, we will continue to seek support from members, industry partners, allied associations and others to help fund projects. Surveys say... GCSAA also conducts numerous surveys and collects feedback from a variety of sources to measure how we are doing in our service to members, facilities, and the game. While some of this may be repetitive, it is important to note GCSAA and its members are highlyregarded and well-respected. Consider the following survey results from 2011: In a survey conducted by the National Golf Foundation, employers rated golf course superintendents as the top golf course employee in terms of influencing the economic vitality of golf courses. Employers also rated GCSAA as the secondleading golf association (tied with the PGA of America) trailing only the USGA. In a survey of golfers,

the golf course superintendent was rated as the top employee at facilities in influencing golfer enjoyment and facility economic success. The McMahon Group, an independent consulting company, surveyed club managers regarding the value golf associations deliver to facilities. GCSAA was found to be the top organization measured by eight criteria. The survey noted: "The Association (GCSAA) does everything well, with all eight of its ratings above the 4.00 mean quality rating boundary level. The highest ratings were for 'value for cost' and 'industry benefits.' The organization received the highest value scores of all organizations that serve private club members. This is especially complimentary as almost all Pulse Survey respondents were club managers, not golf course superintendents. An independent study of publications in the golf course management industry found that 87 percent of readers rate GCSAA's Golf Course Management magazine to be the most credible, 75 percent said GCM was the best overall publication and 72 percent said it would be the only one they would read if they could read only one. Continued on page 8

A GCSAA member survey regarding compensation and benefits indicated member salaries have grown every year since 1993. The average GCSAA member superintendent salary has shown an overall gain of 82.12 percent from $44,500 in 1993.
In surveys of Golf Industry Show attendees and exhibitors, both rated the most recent event in Orlando as improved. Just over 92 percent of attendees were either satisfied or extremely satisfied, marking the fourth straight year that figure was 90 percent or greater. Exhibitor satisfaction was at its highest in the past six years with 83 percent of exhibitors being satisfied or extremely satisfied. Value to you As noted in our mission statement, GCSAA's focus is on serving its members, advancing the profession and enhancing the game of golf. In this communication, you have learned of association priorities, how we will address them and to what level of success we have been performing. So, what does this mean for you the individual member? Whether collaborating with allied associations or on

its own accord, GCSAA is in the trenches working with lawmakers on your behalf in regards to variety of issues: disaster relief, pesticide restrictions, NPDES, H2B worker visa program and various state concerns. We also advocate to golfers and employers regarding your expertise with a national media/public relations program resulting in exposure in media vehicles of varied sizes, formats and geographic locations.
We have increased the value proposition of membership with a much improved job board that is free to members, as is the case for our live and ondemand webcasts. The certification process was streamlined with the elimination of both the one-year waiting period as a Class A member and the additional requirement of 5.0 education points. In late 2010 we unveiled a new online Self-Assessment Tool that allows members to judge their professional competency and identify resources to improve them. Dozens of new education programs are delivered annually to address the latest issues GCSAA members and their facilities face. Continued on page 9

Undoubtedly the most popular program we have recently released is the placement of staff in the field. We will be adding field staff in the Northwest and Northeast regions in the coming weeks and could very well have all nine regions filled by the end of 2012. The feedback from our members has been extremely positive, as field staff working with the team at GCSAA headquarters have helped to implement programs and support chapter success.
These are just of the few of the measures by which GCSAA provides value on the facility. There are so many more. I encourage you to visit gcsaa.org or reach out to staff, as our dedicated team will address your needs. Closing on a personal note In a few weeks, I will be celebrating my one-year anniversary as GCSAA chief executive officer. It has been a wonderful experience and enlightening professional opportunity. I have probably spent more working days on the road than in the office, meeting with members, chapters, allied association

representatives, industry partners, media, lawmakers and others. I appreciate the candid conversations and hearing your feedback and concerns.
While the bulk of this communications has focused on the positive and there is much to feel good about I know there is always room for improvement. My promise to you and others who support GCSAA is to continue to focus our efforts on serving your needs. We are committed to working on your behalf and increasing the value of your investment. GCSAA needs its members to be successful and vice versa. I am excited and energized because I believe both will experience even greater successes in the future. Again, you have my best wishes for a prosperous 2012. I look forward to seeing you in Palm Springs for the golf championship and in Las Vegas for our annual conference and show. Sincerely, Rhett Evans GCSAA Chief Executive Officer

The Northern Ohio GCSA awarded its 6th Legacy Award at the November 9, 2011 Annual Meeting. The Legacy Scholarship began in 2006 and is awarded to students who are children or grandchildren of NOGCSA members pursuing a college education in an area of study other than Turfgrass Management. Each year one scholarship in the amount $2,000 dollars is awarded to a recipient. ELIGIBILTY 1. One or more of the applicants parents or grandparents must have been a NOGCSA member for five years and must be a current member. Children and grandchildren of deceased members are also eligible if the member was active at the time of his or her death. 2. The student must be enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education, or in the case of high school seniors, must be accepted at and committed to such an institution for the next academic year. Graduating seniors must attach a copy of the letter of acceptance. 3. Past winners are ineligible to apply. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION 1. Applicants will be evaluated on academics,

extracurricular and community involvement, leadership and outside employment. 2. The student must submit an original essay of 200300 words. 3. Deadline for applications is May 1 of the year applying.

This years recipient is Megan Tadge. She attends school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is studying Aerospace Engineering. She is the granddaughter of Charlie Tadge.

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2012 Priority Issues Agenda Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Fertilizers Labor and immigration Pesticides Value of golf Water management For each priority issue, you'll find an informational overview, a GCSAA board-approved position statement, current GCSAA activity on the issue, information on official GCSAA position papers, and information on coalitions in which GCSAA participates. GCSAA staff uses this agenda to take action on golf course management issues and is guided by the official GCSAA position statement for each issue. How the agenda is developed The GCSAA Board of Directors, Government Relations Committee members and staff receive ongoing feedback on golf course management issues through communication with members, affiliated chapters (boards, executives, government relations liaisons), regional turfgrass and green industry coalitions, allied associations, industry partners, university scientists, advocacy consultants, and government agencies. Input and feedback is also gathered from the GCSAA Member Needs Assessment, as well as issue-specific member surveys. Based on this feedback, the GCSAA Government Relations Committee annually develops a recommended Priority Issues Agenda. While staff actively monitors and takes action on many issues impacting golf course management, the Priority Issues Agenda outlines the legislative and regulatory priorities for GCSAA those that are likely to require the greatest amount of association resources and staff time. The recommended agenda is submitted to the GCSAA Board of Directors for approval. Upon approval, the agenda is distributed to members through the GCSAA website and other association communication vehicles. For more information If you have questions about any government issues that affect the golf industry, please contact the GCSAA's department of information and public policy at 800472-7878.

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What's Your Tier 4 Emissions IQ?


Mark Jordan, CGCS Natural Resource Leader Westfield Group Country Club March 20, 2012 10 a.m. (Central) Grant Young Learn how federally mandated emissions regulations will impact your facility over the next two to three years. Discover what the regulation is, what it will mean to turf maintenance equipment, and what factors youll want to consider when planning future capital purchases.

Mark is a Past President of the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation and continues to play an active role in the Foundation in addition to his continued service to the Northern Ohio GCSA and national GCSAA. He is currently a candidate for a role on the Board of Directors with the GCSAA. Mark played an instrumental role in passing Senate Bill 51, declaring the last week of May, "Ohio Turfgrass Week" and has been heavily involved with the "We Are Golf" campaign, where he joined other professionals on Capitol Hill to discuss legislative matters impacting our industry.

About the instructor Grant Young is the senior marketing manager, golf, for The Toro Company. He presented this topic as a session at the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference in Las Vegas.
Details Member price: Free Nonmember price: $60 Chapter price: $100 Education points: 0.2

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By R.A. (Bob) Brame, director, North Central Region January 31, 2012

With Tys changed responsibilities the North Central Region has expanded west. I will provide agronomic support for central and southern Illinois (south of I-80) in addition to Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Bob Vavrek, senior agronomist, and my partner in the Region, will provide agronomic support for northern Illinois (north of I-80), Iowa and Nebraska in addition to Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Along with Turf Advisory Service visits throughout our nine states, Bob and I will be assisting with four championships this year: the Womens Open, Senior Open, Womens Amateur and the Mid-Amateur. When combined with our decades of golf course maintenance experience, the more courses we visit and championships we support, the better prepared we are to share current, relevant and sustainable golf turf management information with your facility.

As they say, if you dont like the weather wait a few minutes and it will change. We all know that change is a reality of life, and yet the weather pattern so far this winter remains warmer and wetter than normal for most of the North Central Region. Ohio, as an example, has set several rainfall records for January not snowfall, rainfall. Courses in the more southern reaches of the Region are already thinking about soil temperatures and grassy weed germination. Change is coming, but when and how? Remember the guiding mantra with regards to weathers impact: hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Change is coming to the Green Section as well. Ty McClellan, formerly an agronomist in the Mid-Continent Region, is now our Manager of Green Section Education assisting Jim Moore, program director. Jim and Ty, together with the Green Section agronomists, will be providing a significantly wider range of educational content that will be interesting and useful to everyone associated with the game. As always, we remain devoted to sharing scientifically-based, environmentallysound information via the Turf Advisory Service, supporting the worlds largest turfgrass and environmental research program, and assisting with course preparations for the USGAs national championships.

Invoices for subscribing to our Turf Advisory Service will be delivered over the next few days. If your course does not receive an invoice mailing please call or email. The cost for a Turf Advisory Service visit in 2012 is $2,400 for a half day (no change from 2011) and $3,400 for a full day. Payment before May 15th affords a $600 discount rates of $1,800 and $2,800 respectively. Regardless of payment timing, visits can be scheduled at anytime. We look forward to partnering with your maintenance operation and working to achieve the best possible product. Call or email anytime. Source: Bob Brame, bobbrame@usga.org or 859.356.3272

Reprinted from the USGA website

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Lake Forest Country Club

November 9, 2011

President Kachline called the Board of Trustees of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America meeting to order at 8:06 A.M. Roll Call: Bennett, Brickley, Feher, Hayes, Kachline, Lane, McHugh, Miller, Palich, Timberlake, present. Figurella, Snodgrass Absent Trustee Brickley moved to except the minutes from the September 28th regular meeting. Past President & Trustee Hayes seconded. Motion passed. Budget and Finance: Chapter Administrator Feher reported that there is currently $7,393.49 in the checking account, $26,791.70 in the money market, $23,088.01 in the Scholarship & Research account and $415.67 in the PayPal account. The Profit & Loss statement shows a net income of $14.006.61 through October 31, 2011. There was discussion about going completely paperless. It was decided to let the members decide on the renewal forms. Program and Education: Trustee Palich asked if we wanted to bring back the round table program again in 2012. The board agreed that it was a good program and set a date of January 18, 2012. Figurella offered Barrington to host the Club Officials meeting in May again using the same historical program that had been planned in 2011. Chapter administrator Feher reported that everything was set for the Bryan Dodge Seminar on November 28, 2011. The venue had been changed to Kirtland Country Club. Editorial: Chapter Feher reported that we had 14 advertisers in 2011. Golf & Tournament: No Report. Membership & Welcoming: No Report. Social: Trustee Snodgrass asked if we wanted to do anything else besides the baseball game and family picnic. The board suggested another gathering such

as a couples bowling event or an evening at an establishment that did not require reservations. Snodgrass would look into it. Strategic Planning: Vice President McHugh reported that there would be changes to the next GCSAA Chapter Affiliation Agreement. One of those changes was to have a Strategic Planning meeting each year, which we already do. There was discussion on bringing in Lynn Tumlinson. It was decided to bring in someone from the GCSAA for our strategic planning meeting and bring Lynn back for a session with our members. Assistant Liaison Willmott mentioned the need for more education on how to communicate and handle yourself around members of your club. Historical & Benevolent: Mary Tadge had a minor stroke. Public Relations: No Report.

Industrial Relations: No report.


Assistant Relations: Chapter Administrator Feher reported that the Assistant of the year applications would be on the table for superintendents to fill out. Employment Relations: Mal McLaren Award: No nominations have been received.

Scholarship and Research: No current update on the progress of funding for research project on bacterial wilt. Reverse Raffle tickets have been printed and were passed out to members who were present. We will be handing out the Legacy Scholarship today to Megan Tadge. Her Aunt will be accepting the check since Charlie Tadge was unable to make it up.
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Government Relations: Trustee Brickley reported that NPDES was still stalled and we need to contact our congressional representatives. There are prefabricated letters on the GCSAA website that can be sent electronically. He encouraged all board members to fill one out and send it in if they have not already done so. Website: Past President Hayes reported that the new website was up and running. We are now have twitter and facebook accounts and the website company is doing all of the updating. Old Business: No Old Business to discuss. New Business: Chapter Administrator Feher presented the following members for reinstatement: Michael Collins Green Hills G.C. SM

as Chapter Administrator.

President McHugh called for nominations for Vice President. Trustee Hayes nominated Scott Brickley and moved to close nominations. Industrial Representative Timberlake seconded. Motion passed.
President McHugh called for a motion for our honorary members. Industrial Representative Morgan Timberlake motioned to keep all current honorary members and add John Miller our GCSAA Field Staff representative. Vice President Brickley seconded. Motion passed. President McHugh addressed the board. He reappointed Morgan Timberlake as Industrial representative and David Willmott as Assistant liaison.

Motion was made by Vice President McHugh to accept the above as members. Trustee Brickley seconded. Motion passed Correspondence: Chapter Administrator passed around the thank you letter from Camp Cheerful. President Kachline suspended the meeting at 8:59 AM. President Kachline reconvened the meeting at 1:13 PM. President Kachline thanked and welcomed the new and returning board members. President Kachline called for nominations for President. Trustee Bennett nominated Sean McHugh, CGCS and moved to close nominations. Trustee Brickley seconded. Motion Past. Past President Kachline passed the gavel to President McHugh. President McHugh appointed Michelle Feher, CCGS

The next meeting is scheduled Monday December 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM at a place to be determined. President McHugh adjourned the meeting at 1:27 PM.

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2012 Advertiser Directory


Arms Trucking Brian Bates 800.362.1343 Baker Vehicle Systems Rick Baker - Gary Guhde Lenny Marino - Steve McCoy Ron Wolf 330.467.2250 BASF Corporation Gerald Husemann 937.604.5617 Century Equipment Norton Brick - Tim Hughes Ryan Miller - Ron Smolik 800.522.8676 Flowtronex Mike Bartley 704-528-0677 For The Birds Steve Humpal 440-286-1622 Harrells Turf Specialty Glenn Omori 440.439.1393 H & S Stump Removal Jack Hopkins 330.654.2347 John Deere Golf Bob Burkett 440.653.1778 Ron Rucinski 440.647.1051 Perk Air Bob Doty 330.296.7307 Precision Golf Construction Mike ODonnell, CGCS 440.285.2117 Reynolds Farm Equipment 877-723-6675 South East Golf Car Co. 888.684.4653 Syngenta Gregg Schaner 614-878-6745 TERRA Links Jack Hopkins 330.815.4148 Turfcare with Air, Inc. Bruce Denning 800.397.2044 Walker Supply Mike Sekula - Bill Walker 800.792.5537 * denotes new advertiser

Par Aide Scott Melling 651-379-8444

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