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  • 22 Mar 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    CNYGCSA Board Meeting - 3/21/2017

    Present: Bob Goerlich, Scott Winkleman, Matt Simon, Ash Gough, Jim Popielarczyk, Dean Newton, Steve Kurta, Rob Pierpoint.


    Scholarship: Currently $1,000 each to (1) a descendent of a member of CNYGCSA and (2) a person entering the turf field. Will address the need to split either if the need arises.

    Chapter consolidation: WNYGCSA & FLAGCS considering consolidation. Should CNYGCSA consider also? Would take a couple years to complete the process, by-laws would need to be re-written, discussion regarding pros & cons. Points included networking, executive director, GCSAA National  representation, funds division, schedule coordination, vendor sponsorships, regional identity. Consolidation committee: Steve Kurta, Dean Newton, Ash Gough, Scott Winkleman & Matt Simon.

    POA funds: Funds are with NYSTA awaiting disbursement. Discussion on various charities that we could designate that to. Can this be turned back to CNYGCSA for use on the First Tee project? 

    First Tee project at Butternut Creek: Discussion on the level of participation and funds towards the green construction project.

    Vendor sponsorships: Proposed sponsor detail sheet sent out previously. Discussed having a Bronze, Silver and Gold level sponsorships available to CNYGCSA. Changed membership numbers to 2, 6 & 8 for Bronze, Silver & Gold respectively and to be used for employees and/or a superintendents that have not been members in the last 2 years. Motion made and approved as re-written by the board.

    POA: Proposed Guideline sheet sent out previously. Should we consider using the POA as more of a showcase event for superintendents vs. a fundraising event. Consider raising price to $400/team. Broken down would approximately yield $200 for the venue, $100 for door prizes and $100 to NYSTA. Tee sponsors would be raised to $200 from $150. POA Committee includes Pat Carroll, Scott Winkleman, Jim Popielarczyk, Dick Perry. 2017 Host Lake Shore Yacht & Country Club. Motion made and approved by the board.


    Respectfully,

    Dean Newton


  • 16 Jan 2017 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    Present - Ash G, Matt S, Steve K, Jim P, Rob P, Dean N, special guest Kevin Doyle-GCSAA.

    -Jim to mail out dues reminders.

    -GCSAA offered to send 2 reps to symposium in Mid-March. Motion approved.

    -Meeting sponsorship amount of $250 seems to be an agreeable amount amongst vendors Ash has spoken to.

    -Next meeting February 13th at Orchard Vali w/ a Human Resources Attorney to discuss wages and overtime rules.

    -Discussed options to include assistant superintendents and mechanics in membership.

    -GCSAA Grant money is in account for the First Tee Project. Project status is on hold for now. Grant money can be held over until First Tee is ready to proceed. GCSAA office should be kept up to date on the status.

    -Ash & Steve to attend a joint meeting Friday 1/20 with Western, FLAGCS & CNYGCSA for a discussion on what other chapters are doing for meetings, events, attendance. Upstate NY chapter consolidation feasibility discussion will be included. Kevin Doyle to facilitate.

    -Bylaws need to be up to date with GCSAA guidelines by end of year. Board recommends to adopt GCSAA National by-laws. Kevin advised current by-laws need to be followed to make changes.

     

     

    1-16-17 GENERAL MEETING NOTES:

     

    Thank you goes out to PTS, Mike Bertelsmann and Dick Snyder for sponsoring the meeting.

     

    There were 37 total in attendance.  20 members,  7 guests and 10 vendors.

     

    CNYGCSA General meeting included a tour of the maintenance facility.  Rob Pierpoint divided those in attendance into 3 groups. Rob and his team, Mike Sale and Alan Pack each took a group to tour different parts of the facility. Buildings - inside and out, grinding/shop area and safety procedures.

    The tour also included a review of a “Custom Mix and Load Station” provided by our sponsor, PTS.

     

    The next meeting will be February 13th at Orchard Vali w/ a Human Resources Attorney to discuss the new "Wages and Overtime" rules.

     

    Please send in your 2017 dues if they have not already been paid.

     

    Regards,

    Dean Newton, Board Member


  • 15 Dec 2015 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    Dec. Annual Mtg. Overview

    12/15/2015

    Nearly 40 members attended the meeting at Orchard Vali G.C..Matt Simon and Steve Kurta were elected to the Bd. of Dir.  Pres. Scot Winkelman reviewed highlights of the year and a general discussion followed. The subject that dominated was the proper reporting of water usage. IT MAY BE A BIT OF A PAIN, BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO GO AWAY.  WE HAVE TO COMPLY OR RISK  NASTY FINES. If you couldn't make it you missed an excellent buffet. 

         Last January we had a great time at our first ever "Bowling Mtg", so we are going to do it again Jan 19th at Liverpool lanes. Details will follow, but do plan on it because it's a hoot! 

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    CNYGCSA General Meeting 12/15/15
    Scott W. started meeting with year in review discussion. Year started w/ snow blowing greens in March and hasn't ended yet. Difficulties w/ moving to different course not knowing issues with the course. Equipment problems, crabgrass, etc caught him by surprise. Recommends using clean sweep www.cleansweepny.com to clear out old chemicals.
    Bob Marshall started discussion on water permits and water withdrawal reports. These are two separate applications both needing to be completed. Engineering costs ranging from $3,600-$4,800. Failure to comply will likely lead to fines. If the golf course has the ability to pump over 100,000 gallons per day then reporting is required. If buying municipal water, reporting is not necessary. Contact for info is Erik Schmitt 518.402.8171. Suggest contacting NYSTA, state Senators and Representatives with concerns. 
    Scott discussed GCSAA strategic planning assistance coming up soon.
    Annual reporting complete to GCSAA and annual renewal completed.
    Ash Gough attended GCSAA annual meeting in October.
    Scott reviewed board members names and affiliations. New nominees Matt Simon and Steve Kurta. No nominees were presented from the floor. Matt & Steve were voted and approved as new board members. 
    Ash explained new classification levels and certification requirements. New class 'M' added for mechanics. www.gcsaa.org is excellent resource for information. 
    Scott reviewed meeting schedule. January 19 bowling meeting at Lakeview in Liverpool. Late February meeting with Rod Ferrentino. June at Cornell. POA late August, October skeet shoot? 
    Ash discussed "Rounds for Research" suggesting clubs make donations of golf rounds. Auction raises money for research and for the association (CNYGCSA). Great opportunity to bid on rounds at courses all over the country that are typically difficult to get on. 
    Jim Peters thanks all those that helped support Flo's Tournament.

    Respectfully,
    Dean Newton, CNYGCSA Recording Secretary

  • 15 Dec 2015 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Scott W. started meeting with year in review discussion. Year started w/ snow blowing greens in March and hasn't ended yet. Difficulties w/ moving to different course not knowing issues with the course. Equipment problems, crabgrass, etc caught him by surprise. Recommends using clean sweep www.cleansweepny.com to clear out old chemicals.
    Bob Marshall started discussion on water permits and water withdrawal reports. These are two separate applications both needing to be completed. Engineering costs ranging from $3,600-$4,800. Failure to comply will likely lead to fines. If the golf course has the ability to pump over 100,000 gallons per day then reporting is required. If buying municipal water, reporting is not necessary. Contact for info is Erik Schmitt 518.402.8171. Suggest contacting NYSTA, state Senators and Representatives with concerns.
    Scott discussed GCSAA strategic planning assistance coming up soon.
    Annual reporting complete to GCSAA and annual renewal completed.
    Ash Gough attended GCSAA annual meeting in October.
    Scott reviewed board members names and affiliations. New nominees Matt Simon and Steve Kurta. No nominees were presented from the floor. Matt & Steve were voted and approved as new board members.
    Ash explained new classification levels and certification requirements. New class 'M' added for mechanics. www.gcsaa.org is excellent resource for information.
    Scott reviewed meeting schedule. January 19 bowling meeting at Lakeview in Liverpool. Late February meeting with Rod Ferrentino. June at Cornell. POA late August, October skeet shoot?
    Ash discussed "Rounds for Research" suggesting clubs make donations of golf rounds. Auction raises money for research and for the association (CNYGCSA). Great opportunity to bid on rounds at courses all over the country that are typically difficult to get on.
    Jim Peters thanks all those that helped support Flo's Tournament.

    Respectfully,
    Dean Newton, CNYGCSA Recording Secretary

  • 21 Apr 2015 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    April Meeting Minutes

    CNYGCSA 4/21/2015 11:15am

    Scott Winkleman opened meeting.

    GCSAA doing nutrient study/survey. Please complete.

    Asked who had to do snow removal on greens? Few

    Today's topic: Water withdrawal reporting and permitting.

    Pat Carroll:

    WW is about "sustainability". NYS wants to "grandfather" current uses and plan for possible exporting water in future. Encourages conservation.

    What they want to know: max capacity you can pump and what & when you actually pump.

    More than 100,000 GPD  must permit; that's all golf courses. WW with high capacity & "new" users must apply 2015. Rest of use over next few years.

    Buy muni water no permit necessary. (It's accounted for by Muni).

    File ww report annually

    If filed in past, they will be looking for report.

    Will need meter and calibration methods. Check with DEC to be sure meter is in compliance. Calibrate meter annually, certification of meter calibration required every 5 years.

    Permit good for 10 years. No cost for permit (?) Engineers stamp required on permit Could be $5k to $10k for engineers stamp.  CHA Eng. James Trasher 315.471.3920 & Doug Miller Eng. 315.558.8417 are 2 local firms.

    Need plans, design for pump station, pump performance curves, system plan, DEC will be seeking out courses that have not yet filed for a permit.

    New users are required to file in 2015. Those that have not filed in past will be treated as new user.

    Google water withdrawal permit in NY to find info on DEC website.

    NYSDEC contacts: to help start the permitting process: Richard Kruzansky 518.402.8182 and to follow through on the permit and processing Eric Schmidt 518.402.8187.

    Future purpose of ww is to determine needs, surplus, availability, possibly for sale of water out of area.

    BOARD MEETING:

    (Dick) 2014 Charity donation: $1,000 to ARISE Foundation. Board approved

    (Scott) GCSAA Chapter outreach grants available for public awareness programs (ie Perry Noun 106.3)

    (Pat) SUNY Delhi golf outing to raise $$ for golf education programs

    (Dick) CNYGCSA to give Cornell $4,000 grant to fund greens brushing research. Board approved.

    Cornell field day June 25th followed by golf at RTJ.

    Reviewed list of unpaid members.

    July board meeting - Marcellus Golf Club host (2nd week?)

     

    Google water withdrawal permit in NY to find info on DEC website.http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/55509.html

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