Durham County Veteran Ladies' Golf Association

LIFE MEMBER

Lenore ed 
  It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our oldest Life Members, Lenore Ewart, who was 91.  Our Hon Treasurer for many years, Lenore was made a Life Member at the AGM in 2013 and was always keen to come to as many Vets' events a possible. In our Open Greensomes competition, the prizes for the Best Nett score are the Lenore Ewart Pin Trays. Always cheerful and smiling, Lenore will be greatly missed.

RUNNING OUR COMPETITIONS WITHIN THE WHS

We have applied to England Golf to become an “Approved Tournament Organiser” this will allow us access to players handicap information and submit approved scores. We’ll receive their decision this month.  So let’s hope we get approval. If we do we will not require a form for the player’s home club as handicaps will be updated overnight with the respective clubs by using the software.  We’ve also chosen our Software Provider and informed England Golf.
UPDATE 4.3.21     The necessary approval has now been received and a training session to help committee members to use the new software (Club Systems) is being arranged.

HON SECRETARY RETIRES

 As there were no nominations for the post of Hon. Secretary at the Vets' AGM in 2009,the Vets committee co-opted Eileen Stothert as Hon. Secretary at their first meeting in December of that year.  This year's AGM (if we could have one) would have been her eleventh!
 Although the term of office is nominally six years, there have still not been any nominations for this demanding job but Eileen announced her retirement earlier this year and stressed that this really is her last year as Secretary. After eleven years of arranging our competitions and meetings, not to mention generally keeping us on the 'straight and narrow', Eileen's decision is understandable to say the least, but she will be sorely missed. During her term of office Eileen has earned our admiration for her efficient organisation and our gratitude for the enormous amount of work she has done on our behalf. We cannot thank her enough, but after the recent virtual meeting of the Vets' committee Eileen was presented with a lovely bracelet, a gift from the Association in appreciation and recognition of this exceptional service. 


 Thank you Eileen 

 

Eileen Bracelet  .............  Thank you all very much for the very kind gift you bought for my retirement as Secretary. I thought you might like to see it so have attached a photograph.
 Thank you Jennifer for the very nice words at the meeting, I think we made a good team and worked well together which I enjoyed very much.
 I have enjoyed being Secretary for the "Vets" working with different Captains and Committee members over the years. I've made many new friends because of it and hope to carry on helping in some next year as well as playing in the competitions.
 My very best wishes go to Jennifer and Del for next year when I hope normal life will be resumed.
 Once again, many thanks for the gift, it is really appreciated.                                  
      Eileen

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT

 At the virtual meeting of the Vets' committee on 19th October it was revealed that no nominations have been received for the posts of Hon Secretary or Committee Member.  The retiring Secretary Eileen, was warmly thanked for her years of excellent service in this job and will receive a gift from the association by way of thanks, BUT, SHE WILL NOT CONTINUE AS SECRETARY!!!     A replacement must be found, even if someone agrees to 'hold the fort' for just one year.   Basic computer skills are needed and the job entails arranging and recording the meetings of the committee (shorthand not necessary) and arranging the courses and dates for our competitions.  To see the detailed Job Description, please click here.  Eileen will gladly answer any questionsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Please talk to your friends and help to find someone who will take on this job and keep the association running.  Thank you.