President: Nov. 2020

Our mountains might still be bare, but we all know snow will soon fall and morning frost delays are ahead. This signals the end of the golf season, and what a season it has been!  Who could have predicted a year ago that we would see a record-setting number of rounds played (more than 26,000 year to date – up 15,200 from this time last year). Scott and his team continue to keep the golf course in amazing shape so get out and play some rounds while the weather is cooperating.

We welcomed three new board members at the October meeting and bid farewell to board members completing their terms. A huge thank you to John Collins, Josh Gordon and Barb Gahr – I wholeheartedly thank you for your service to the club and hope you enjoy some well-deserved time off.  I look forward to working with this new board to keep Bend Golf Club the place to be in our Central Oregon golf market.

As we move into budget season, the impact of COVID-19 continues to play an obvious and significant role. Your board and finance committee will be looking closing at how the virus has changed operations and budgeting since March 2020 and do our best to predict what the next fiscal year might bring.  One lesson learned from this past year is to recognize that facts will change but we have a great and adaptable team. This has certainly not been unnoticed, as we spied many of our familiar staff faces working in different roles and different departments, making sure the jobs get done!

Also related to the virus, we are unable to book our traditional large holiday banquets and events. This has an obvious impact on revenue but please be aware that we remain open for smaller event booking (less than 50) and we still have openings for your fun holiday gathering. Be sure to reach out to Christie to make sure your event is on the books!

Finally, we are a member-owned club; your opinions are valuable and important. I welcome the discussion and have a proverbially open door for your ideas, comments or concerns.

Welcome to fall and Happy Thanksgiving.

Tami MacLeod
President
BGC Board of Directors

 

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