Once again thank you to everyone for their continued co-operation and support during these challenging times for us all.
It has been a significant challenge for the Board to meet and decide on issues due to the lockdown and restrictions, and the frequency of information as it changes. I thank all Directors for their participation and support. Our CEO Tony Treeve and Treasurer Cathy Hanrahan have done an outstanding job in managing us through this crisis to date.
Our clubhouse is now open to 50% capacity, so please utilise the facilities and continue to comply with all directives from staff whilst on the premises, and remain aware of your responsibilities to everyone around you. Our course is looking great for this time of year and available to members and invited guests only currently, with restrictions still in place.
It is membership renewal time, and the subscriptions have been finalised for all options, and forms are available from reception and on the website. There has been a slight increase of around $50.00 across all options. As you will appreciate it costs a significant amount of money to prepare and maintain our course and we have forecast $1M for next year which may be a surprise to many of you.
We have an early renewal offer again this year for a motorised buggy to the value of $1499.00. Last year we had 80 entries, so a 1 in 80 chance to win that is very good odds. Early bird closes 30/6/2020.
Sponsorship/Corporate packages are also now available and ready for signup immediately. Please contact reception where we can arrange a meeting and finalise.
Comp Fee of $18.00
You will no doubt recall that the Board imposed a $5.00 increase in the comp fee to $18.00, which was to provide a revenue cashflow for the club during the COVID-19 restrictions and clubhouse shutdown. Your participation has been greatly appreciated by the Board.
The clubhouse shutdown has affected the livelihoods of all the clubhouse, bistro staff & greens staff, of which many staff members were either stood down, or voluntarily reduced their wages rates and/or working hours to keep the overall club afloat. Whilst the JobKeeper subsidy now provides some welcome relief, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left all our hardworking and personable staff with significantly reduced earnings.
The Board have agreed that the $5.00 increase will continue until further notice, in order for QGC to sustain cashflow for critical business transactions until the end of COVID-19 impacts, which is proposed for the end of September at this stage. As soon as all the deferred/current payments and bills have been finalised, we will be able to consider removal of the $5.00 from the competition fee.
Early removal of the $5.00 fee would put at risk the sustainability of QGC.
On Line Survey
Some of you will have witnessed our VP Scott Cameron obtaining member feedback which has proved very beneficial for the Board when making decisions re membership, $5.00 levy and raising any issues. This process will be repeated by way of an online survey which will be conducted in the
coming months for all member feedback. Members are requested to participate and provide feedback when it becomes available.
The Dodgers Volunteer Program
Once again we are all extremely indebted to the Dodgers for the amazing work they all do around the course. Ray Hart and his band of merry men and women lift the course aesthetics to another level.
As per the course plan the prioritised work is the
· 11th Fairway renovation
· Closure of Brown St which includes the 1st and 9th fairway and path upgrade
We had funds to do this work prior to COVID-19 impact and will reassess following COVID-19 finalisation.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors