It is hard to believe I have been involved with the Kentuckiana Golf Course Superintendents Association Board of Directors since 2008. During my tenure on the Board of Directors I have served under five different Presidents. It has been a treat helping each take our association to bigger and better heights. Each has put their own stamp on our association and have helped turn it into one of the best Superintendent Associations in the country. I consider it a great honor to be able to serve as President for the next two years and hope I can continue to keep our association headed in a positive direction, so all our members can see the value in their membership.
We have a great group of men and women volunteering their time to serve on our Board of Directors. We have previously met and started to plan next year’s events and goals for everyone to enjoy and receive some valuable education. I would personally like to thank all members of the board for their dedication in continuing to improve our association. I am confident we will all work together well over the next couple years and offer great services for our membership.
As we continue to offer the Legacy Scholarship, GIS Scholarship, and free meetings, our main goal over the next year will be to increase membership participation. Our membership is at an all-time high with over 100 paying members, but we continue to struggle to get people to our scheduled events. We are dedicated as a board to try and find the best solution that will encourage more people to attend events and see the value of their membership. Therefore, we will be reaching out to many of you to hear your ideas and what would increase your participation. We look forward to these discussions as it will only strengthen the value of your membership and our brotherhood. Secondly, we would like to increase our involvement throughout the Louisville community. We will work as a board to decide the best direction for our involvement whether it be through charitable donations, community service, etc. We feel it is important for the KGCSA name to be heard more throughout the city and for everyone to see the value of our industry. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas for outreach.
We are very excited with the direction our association is headed. We want to continue to be the model many other associations throughout the country look to. We look forward to communicating with you all and continuing to provide you with excellent service and education. I am honored to serve as President and please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have about our association. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Mini-Pesticide Conference on March 5th, 2018.
GCS, Woodhaven Country Club