2018-10 Board Meeting Minutes

PHGA Board Meeting Minutes DRAFT Oct 11, 2018

Palatine Hills Clubhouse, 7 PM


Call to Order 7 PM By President Mike Bower.


PRESENT:  Mike Bower, Karl Costello, Bill Crowley, John Helpap, Dan Hotchkins, Bob Mathieson, Larry Niemczyk, Joe Petricca, Jim Romanek, Dan Stockwell, Jim Toth, Harry Spila, Bob Bem and  Jim Behrendt


ABSENT:  Joe Saccomanno, Jim Jessogne, Greg Brunks, Tim Geier, Bob Doherty


SALUTE:  Executive Director Mary Beth Beiersdorf thanked the Board for supporting the 2018 golf outing.   Over $25,000 was raised to help our veterans

As The PHGA volunteers were responsible for the majority of the money and hours donated.


MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER:  Unanimously approved.


NEW BOARD MEMBERS:  President Mike Bower welcomed Harry Spila and Jim Behrendt.


TREASURERS REPORT:   Motion to table until Dec 13 meeting as Joe Saccomanno is absent and questions concerning more comprehensive report to indicate income, expenses and bottom line balance.  Motion by Jim Toth, 2nd by

Bob Bem and unanimously approved.


PARK DISTRICT REPORT:   Joe Petricca no report.  


GOLF COURSE UPDATE:  Head Pro Dan Hotchkins- tough year with rainouts-course in good shape for Ryder Cup.  Discussion by Board with comments by  Harry Spila, and John Helpap  concerning how to improve the flooding of holes 15-16-17-18.  

Possible meeting with Brad Helms and/or construction company Gewald Hannick.


COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:   Updated assignment sheet sent out to Board by President Mike Bower on Oct 19.   In addition the new webmaster is Greg Brunks


SCOREKEEPER:   Bob Bem new program.  A little behind schedule but should be up to time line after upcoming meeting with programmer Mark Nagle, Bob Bem and Tim Geier.


TRAVEL EVENTS:   Jim Jessogne absent.  Update tabled to Dec or Feb meeting.   Bob Bem to send out email to members to determine who would be interested in chairing the travel events.


NEW MEMBERS:   Karl Costello- plus 22 members in 2018.   2019 chairman will be Jim Behrendt.


MEMBER GUEST:  Bob Mathieson reported 42 players and event is well received by members.   Bob looking into having the food served at Palatine Hills next year to keep all activities in one location.


GEM COMMITTEE:   Bob Mathieson reported program is working well and no changes expected.


MATCH PLAY:   Rain backed most matches up this year however all matches were played and winners awarded.  Winners announced in Sept minutes and format the same for 2019.


RULES OF PLAY:  Greg Brunks absent but member John Helpap recommended three books from the PGA.  Change of Rules, Unabridged Rules of Golf and Decision Book.


PACE OF PLAY:   Greg Brunks absent-no report.


LABOR DAY: event cancelled due to rain.


HISTORIAN:  John Helpap- no report


MEMBER HEALTH-  Bill Knudsen emergency eye surgery.   Don Kriley, former member had a heart attack.






    TAKAHASHI:   Comments from members, BBQ Ribs and chicken good.  Steaks were fair.   Event and supplemental standing posted.


MOST IMPROVED- Bob Bem and Dan Stockwell reported program is funded for 2019. Same format.




Karl Costello to move to Arizona in fall of 2019 but will fulfill VP duties in 2019.


VOTY- Bob Bem and Dan Stockwell reported luncheon is scheduled in Feb. 2019 to honor our VOTY, Doug James.


SALUTE:   Bill Crowley entered a motion to roll the $500 seed money to Salute for the 2019 Golf Outing on July 15, Monday.  Motion discussed and approved.


BY-LAW CHANGES FOR BOARD PRESIDENT:   Tabled until Dec or Feb meeting. 


2019 MEMBER DUES INCREASE:  Tabled until Dec or Feb meeting. 


Respectfully submitted by Bill Crowley Sec, Oct 17, 2018