GM: April 2020

Negotiating change. It’s the current environment that we are in and we may be here a while. Our club is pulling together, and we continue to support each other. You may see me or Margaret pulling carts, or Chef Darrin working in different places, but we have all agreed to do everything to ensure the membership experience is done well.

As we go into the season, we will continue to update everyone on the latest policy changes in any state and federal mandates. We must keep pushing the safety polices and adhere to them. Scott will present a great golf course and Emily and her team will provide the best service possible considering what we can do.

Over the last 30 days, our team has pulled together to support our members during this trying period. We have all been through a challenging time when the normalcy of life is altered. It is a time when our true character is tested and we expose who we are and how we treat others, revealing our true character.

I’m very proud of what the test of character has exposed in my team and our membership. I’d like to highlight two member companies that support us through tournament sponsorships and Laurie Hoyez, who has begun an aid program for our membership.

For those of you who have businesses with either healthcare benefits or banking needs, I would ask you to consider the companies that support us.

  • Health Insurance Strategies. Longtime member Don Klipennes has worked with us for years providing our health insurance options here at the club. His team has supported our teams and they do a fantastic job of healthcare training of our staff while offering a tremendous value catering to our needs.
  • Mid Oregon Federal Credit Union. Members Bill Anderson and Kyle Frick have sponsored the club, as well as community-wide athletics. Their support has been unwavering over the last several years.

Hopefully everyone saw the initial letter in our update on March 31 from Laurie Hoyez. She has begun a grassroots effort to offer help to our members in need. Groceries, pharmacy runs, supplies, etc. She is just starting this program for members and is recruiting help for those who wish to make this difficult time easier for our members in need. For those in wanting to help or in need of aid: contact or 503-709-5751.

These are shining of examples of how we collectively stood tall through the conflicts over the last 95 years and why we’ll do it again. Stay safe and continue to support each other.

Jeff Keller
BGC General Manager

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3 thoughts on “GM: April 2020

  • April 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Do we qualify for a small business that has retained its employees throughout the Covid-19 closures?

    When will we see the minutes of the March 20 BOD meeting? Since we don’t have access to the Club, will we see the minutes in email form?

    Thank you

  • April 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    We do qualify and we will look at the areas that are forgivable loans. Minutes have to get ratified first. We’re meeting every two weeks and trying to review operations and the impact.

  • April 3, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Jeff, thank you and your staff for maintaining our club under trying circumstances. The situation is unprecedented, to say the least, but tell all your managers how much we appreciate them!


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