February 2015 Villager Article


By Cathi McLain, CWGA Publicity Chair

Whether you’re enjoying warmer climes and playing golf in the desert, or enduring Oregon’s chill, where playing golf involves mud and wearing extra layers, it’s not too soon to start thinking about golf at Charbonneau. The course is in great shape, though sadly missing a few trees after some serious wind events, and plans are already moving forward for our 2015 CWGA season.

The first CWGA board meeting of 2015 was held January 7th. Your new board and standing committees have finalized the calendar and are preparing for a busy—and fun—year. The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 1st at 9:00 A.M. Opening Day is set for Thursday, April 2nd, starting with 9:00 breakfast, and followed by10:30 shotgun play. The complete schedule is available on the website, as are meeting minutes, announcements, play day results, and all the news of the day. Go to http://charbonneaugolfclub.com/ and click on Men’s and Women’s Golf, following the link to CWGA. Most of the information is available without a password, except for roster and Board Minutes. If you need a reminder about the password, contact me or Sue Oberg.

There is a new membership form available in the club room and on the website. Dues paid prior to April 1, 2015 will be $67.00.  After April 1, dues will be $72.00. Since this is a new form, everyone will need to complete it and be sure to update contact information so the roster is up-to-date.

NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME! If you are new to Charbonneau or looking for a great way to improve your game, we welcome all women golfers with a handicap of 40.4 or less. If you need to establish your handicap, we can help with that as well.

Please fill out the form and put it in an envelope with your check. Place it in the CWGA slot in the club room, or mail to:
Charbonneau Golf Club
Attention:  CWGA
32020 SW Charbonneau Dr.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Additional reminder:  Those members who might be able to play only 9 holes at certain times during the year are encouraged to continue as 18-holers.  There is no prohibition in our by-laws that would bar you from still being a member of CWGA. This would include players who are getting back after surgery or illness, or with limited time to play. Join us!

The Portland Golf Show is coming up February 20-22 at the Oregon Convention Center. Stop by the Charbonneau Pro Shop and sign up to volunteer for a 4-hour shift. Our team will be handing out coupons for free rounds of golf and manning the booth with its “Wheel of Fortune.” This is our chance to enhance the visibility of Charbonneau Golf Club, and gain a free admission to the show while we’re at it!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy President’s Day, and Happy Golf Thoughts!