West Valley Inn.....
Golf Course Raffle list
Just buy the tickets...you'll win....
Mary Ann getting silly....
List of Golf rounds to win...
buying tickets for the raffle...
Each golf round goes with a bottle of wine...
Patty made Foster CC girls proud.....
The OSWGA Annual Banquet was held at the West Valley Inn on Sunday, November 3rd. A wonderful time was had by all in attendance. After checking in, members had an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for the beautiful baskets that were put together and donated by members of Wannamoisett, Foster, West Warwick, Triggs, North Kingstown, Green Valley, Montaup, Pinecrest(2 baskets) Laurel Lane(4 baskets) and a basket donated by Anne Drescher owner of Allie’s Donuts.
Tournament Chair Carolyn Brown, had procurred donations of golf from Exeter, Wanumetonomy, Weekapaug, Wannamoisett, Green Valley, Winnapaug, Pinecrest, Potowomut, Segregansett, Valley CC, Montaup, Meadow Brook, Midville, Newport National, Crystal Lake, Lake of Isles, Laurel Lane, Ledgemont & Fall River. Raffle tickets were sold with the chance to win golf at one of the courses-each certificate came with a bottle of wine.
President Jackie Booth welcomed the 117 members in attendance to the annual meeting/banquet and thanked them all for their continued support. Photographers Cheryl Irons & Laura Davert were acknowledged for the super photo slideshow they set up for the evening showing all 1075 photos they had taken from the 2013 season.
Jackie focused on the importance of getting juniors more involved in the OSWGA as she believes they are the key to the OSWGA future success. All were encouraged to take a junior from their club under their wing and: get them an application for OSWGA membership-always free for juniors, explain how tournaments work and stress they are now 1/2 price for juniors, ask them to partner in an OSWGA tournament and finally consider sponsoring a junior in an OSWGA event.
President Booth then introduced and thanked her fellow board members:Co-Founder & Tournament Director-Trudy Dufault, Treasurer-Luanne Googins, Tournament Chair-Carolyn Brown, Recording Secretary-Liz Duguay, Corresponding Secretary-Kathy Chorney and Vice President-Pat Dickson- who did a great job putting together all the details of the banquet. The candidates up for election were introduced and they each said a few words: Recording Secretary candidates Liz Duguay & Erin Mernick and Corresponding Secretary candidates Kathy Chorney (not present-Deb Iafati spoke on her behalf) & Jen Moretti.
At this time, Tournament Director Trudy Dufault was introduced and thanked for putting together a super season of golf. Trudy then named the many members who had volunteered this season by checking in, scoring and/or for serving on a committee. She also thanked Chairs-Chris Trenholme-Handicaps, Kris Kennedy & Kathy Mis-Rules, Elaine Crawford-Statistician, Vicki Johnson-Scholarship & Janina McCloskey-Nominating. Also thanked were Photographers-Cheryl Irons & Laura Davert, Tee sign Coordinator-Chris Anderson, Knuth Point Tracker-Barbara Baris, Rules Sheet Printer-Bob Brown, Website Consulant-Nancy Hefner and finally for generously bringing famous Allie’s Donuts to every tournament she played in, Anne Drescher! Trudy then congratulated the winners of our major tournaments held throughout the season-winner of the 2013 RI Women’s State Amateur-also the Medalist-which in itself is a rare feat, never mind accomplishing that 2 years in a row-Ali Prazak, 2013 State Four-Ball Champions-Kay Bullock & Jackie Booth, 2013 Par 3 Champion – Maureen Ford, 2013 Net Champion of the Player’s Championship – Sandra Harper & the Gross Champion of the Player’s Championship-Barbara Baris. The following major tournament winners received a perpetual trophy which will be in their charge for the next year: 2013 Trudy Dufault Ryder Cup Champions from Crestwood-Kay & Peter Bullock, OSWGA Club Challenge Champions-for the second year in a row- Wannamoisett Country Club and the 2013 OSWGA Player of the Year who also represented RI & OSWGA at the USGA State Team Championship-Jackie Booth. Trudy finished off to a rousing applause when she announced OSWGA would start off the 2014 season with a bang by be playing Lake of Isles at Foxwoods in CT.
Members were then called up to vote table by table while enjoying served salad, pasta and fresh rolls followed by a delicious buffet of assorted olives & pickles, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, rice, seafood newburg, chef carved roast turkey breast & chef carved prime rib of beef all finished off with coffee and a dessert buffet!
The election results were announced-122 votes were cast including absentee ballots: Liz Duguay 72 votes vs Erin Mernick 50 votes; Kathy Chorney 37 votes vs Jen Moretti 85. The newly elected candidates were then congratulated.
The winning raffle ticket numbers were drawn and many members left with either a beautiful basket or a round of golf with the Nathalie Price Scholarship Fund reaping the benefits of the $3795.00 raised from the sale of raffle tickets!
President Jackie Booth closed the evening thanking all for their continued support wishing everyone a happy & healthy winter as we look forward to the 2014 season!
Members had questions and we thought we would share the questions and answers:
Q:How do you become eligible for Player of the Year & USGA State Team?
A:Membership Application must be sent in before April 1st of said year. More info
Q:Why isn’t the $$ raised for the Scholarship Fund at last year’s banquet on the financial papers we have here tonight?
A: Yearly, you will find OSWGA financials on the tables at the banquet. Members can always contact Treasurer-Luanne Googins with any questions. Luanne explained the $2225 raised last year was not on this paperwork as that was entered into 2012 financials. This paperwork included financial information from January 1st 2013 to the present.
Q: How soon can I send in my 2014 membership application?
A: Go for it! Membership Application
See you next year!
2013 Banquet Invitation
2013.11.03 Banquet Agenda
Click the link below for information on the Basket Challenge:
The OSWGA GIFT BASKET CHALLENGE 2013