CWGA November Villager Article

NOVEMBER 2016 CWGA VILLAGER ARTICLE By
Cathi McLain, CWGA Publicity Chair

It’s hard to believe that another season of CWGA golf has ended. They say time flies when you’re having fun, and there is nothing truer when it comes to our golf time at Charbonneau. Seems like only yesterday we were welcoming back the snowbirds and gearing up for another summer of golfing fun. Now we’re hoping to eke out a few more rounds before it gets too cold and wet and the snowbirds leave again. Still, with any luck, we’ll be able to play during the fall and winter, either here or in the desert, and I am grateful for any and all of those golfing opportunities. With Veteran’s Day coming, it’s also a good time to express our gratitude for this wonderful country, and for the many veterans in Charbonneau and elsewhere who served their country when they were needed. May they, and all of you, always hit it “far and sure.”

Stagette Celebrates the End of a Great Season

The annual Stagette celebrated the end of a wonderful 2016 season of golf. The shotgun scramble was played on a cloudy afternoon and most of us just beat the rain that had been forecast. Happy Hour and Annual Meeting followed play, along with announcements of the season’s big winners. Linda Owen was recognized as Most Improved Player, lowering her handicap 8 points since the beginning of the season. MCatherine Lunsford-Bowles was our Hole-in-One winner, for her ace on Green 5, September 22nd. Eclectic winners were also announced and are listed below.
Cindy: Insert photo “MCatherine Hole in One” with the following caption: MCatherine Lunsford-Bowles celebrates her play day hole-in-one on Green 5.

Thanks to 2016 Board

CWGA members applauded the hard work of their 2016 board of directors during the annual meeting, held during the end-of-year Stagette on October 6. Thanks to President Linda Owen, who ended a successful two-year term; Kathy Harp, vice-president and incoming president; Victoria Mendenhall, treasurer; Joann Linville, secretary; Suzanne Hatton and

Coleen Larson, tournament chairs. In addition, committee chairs were recognized, including Day’s Play: Kari Muldrow and Carol Brownlow; Eclectic/Hole-In-One: Susan Taylor;
Handicap: Linda Schultze and Jean Hansen; Historian: Christie Gorsline and Cathi McLain; Membership: Jan Watson; Property/Trophy: Susan Taylor; Publicity: Cathi McLain; Rules: Joann Linville; Scoring: April Lewis; Social/Catering: Kari Muldrow and Jan Landis; Sunshine: Leslie Leeper; Communications/Web: Sue Oberg and Kathie Barton. Special Committee chairs were also recognized and thanked. OGA Director-Liaison: Sue Oberg; CGC Board Liaison: Kathie Barton; CGC Green & Golf Liaisons: Jean Hansen and Kathie Barton; Men’s Invitational: Jean Hansen and Victoria Mendenhall; Battle of the Sexes: Shirlee Valo; Guest Day: Kris Fulton and Leslie Leeper; Roster: Leslie Leeper; Stagette: Kathy Harp; OGA Women’s Interclub Play: Sue Oberg; Charbonneau Women Golfers: Carol Brownlow (Facilitator), Linda Owen and Jan Watson. Without the efforts of this amazing team of women, we wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun, or be able to bask in the happy glow of a successful CWGA season. Kudos to all!

Congrats to 2017 Board

The election of officers was also held during the annual meeting on October 6. Welcome and congratulations to the new 2017 Executive Board: Kathy Harp, president; Cathi McLain, vice-president; Victoria Mendenhall, Treasurer; Secretary, Colly Ehrhart and Kathy Gaibler; Tournament Co-Chairs, Kari Muldrow, Lois Weber, Pat Struckman and Merra Frochen. Committee chairs are almost all set for 2017 and will be announced in another issue. Thanks to all who step up to make sure all our bases are covered.