Tuesday, 6 February 2018

President's Report Mareeba 6 Feb

Hi All,

With the heavy rain that fell over the past 36 hours only ten committed members turned up to Mareeba this morning. The ten consisted of six ordinary members (who obviously have to get a life) and four Committee members who were only there because they had to be. There was some suggestion that the bad weather was only part of the reason for the reduced attendance. This was coupled with an allegation that Vice President Rob was circulating a rumour that my address at Presentation would possibly exceed half an hour in length. He denies this allegation emphatically.

Although yesterday afternoon Rod Cade had mowed tees, etc., in the hope we would be able to play, the overnight rain made the course unplayable and so the game was cancelled. To add to this disappointment, particularly for those travelling from the Cairns area, an accident and a fallen tree created long delays on the Range road.

There was one highlight of the day with a new Lady Member, Enid Leonard from Mareeba, joining our organisation. A welcome is also extended to Peter Billingham of Caloundra and Rod Turner of Dooreen, Victoria, who both joined late last year.

As a heads-up, in the event of inclement weather, the Association's aim is to give timely warning of cancellation of any game. This is done, where possible, through the blog site and, if practicable, by way of email. Because of the severe and sudden nature of some weather situations in the Far North this is not always achievable and/or timely. In these cases, Members should determine their own course of action.

Members are reminded to get their teams together for the 4BBB game at Mirage on 27th March. We will commence to collect names at our next game at Gordonvale in a fortnight and this will continue up to about 13th March. Those who can’t arrange a team will be accommodated by the Committee on the day.

See you at Gordonvale.

Yours in Golf,
El Presidente”.

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