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The Martin & Sharon Clements Trophy winner is John Hurford, Yallourn.  Congratulations!

 
Earl has compiled a summary of all results for the 2016.  
  • Warragul       18/1/16 “A” Grade Geoff O’Brien, Traralgon 39.“B” Graham Moon, Drouin 40. “C” Lionel Mahony, Pakenham 36 
  • Moe              23/2/16,4BBB “A” John Kneebone- Andrew McLellan. 45.
  • Trafalgar       15/3/16, “A” Charlie Hardy,Warragul. “B” Max Younger, Warragul 35. “C” Glenn Doolan, Trafalgar 34.
  • Traralgon      21/4/16, “A” Tony CHARNLEY, Traralgon 43. “B” Barry Muir Traralgon 44, “C” Tony Hannon Traralgon 41.
  • Drouin          23/5/16 4BBB Aggregate, Con NorrisDrouin- Charley Hardy Warragul.
  • Pakenham     Washed Out  Twice.
  • Mirboo North 18/7/16, 2 Person Ambrose, Tom Traill—Bevan Pinner 671/2.
  • Morwell         23/8/16, “A” Danny McKeown Morwell 38, “B” Tony Hannon Traralgon31.
  • Yallourn        26/9/16, “A” Bill Estrada Yallourn 82 scratch, “B” John Pisa Moe 39, “C” John Kong Traralgon 38.
  • Berwick/Montuna 24/10/16, “A” John Hurford Yallourn 38, “B” Eric Robertson B/M 34.
  • Garfield        23/11/16, “A” John Hurford Yallourn 43, “B” Mark Hales Mirboo North 44.
  • Warragul       12/12/16  'A': Peter Downward/Drouin (38), 'B': Peter Ezard/Traralgon (40), 'C': Ken Seeley/Wonthaggi (41)

WEST GIPPSLAND VETERAN GOLFERS ASSOCIATION INC

MINUTES OF THE 34th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOVEMBER 23rd 2016

MINUTES OF THE 33rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOVEMBER 23rd 2015

Date: Monday 23rd November 2015

Venue: Berwick – Montuna Golf Club

Time: Start: 14:30 hrs Closed: 15:55 hrs

Chair: Brian Jones, John Moulton and Jim Murdoch

Present:

49 members – Bill Estrada, Jim Murdoch, John Moulton, Cliff Jamieson, Brian Jones, William Rogers, Trevor McQualter, Peter Dempster, Peter Bray, Leigh Greening, Ron Livermore, Ron Seamer, Ian Blencowe, John Roberts, Ray Shalders, Brian Farley, Phil Edwards, John Cahill, Tony Hannon, Kelvin Jones, Bill Toogood, Con Norris, Peter Ezard, Darryl Shields, Ian Shewman, Kevin Hall, Joe Fenech, Charlie Tarran, Max Taylor, Roger Barnes, Glenn Doolan, John Hungerford, Peter Diss, Clive Smith, Frank Fitzpatrick, John Hurford, Chris Brown, Baden McAdam, Max Younger, Colin Bowman, Peter Lacey, Phil Cropley, Eric Robertson, John Kneebone, Geoff Lowe, Ash Stephenson, Denis Barrot, Lindsay Chard, Earl Lansdown

Apologies: George Thorne, Alan Axford.

2- The minutes of the 2014 AGM meeting were posted on our website for members to read in November 2014.

Moved: ???; Seconded by Cliff Jamieson– Carried

Business Arising: None.

President’s Report: Read by President Brain Jones

Captain’s Report: Read by Captain Earl Lansdown

Treasurer’s Report: Read by Treasurer Cliff Jamieson; a question regarding the purpose of the funds held in the bank account was asked by Ashley Stephenson. The funds belong to the WG Veteran Golfers Association and we try to run events at a break-even point. We carry a positive balance for emergencies such as the recent purchase of the computer for the Captain. Ideas from members are always welcomed.

Secretary’s Report: Read by Secretary Bill Estrada

 

Zone Councillor’s Report: Read by ZC John Moulton

All reports were moved and accepted Mover: Peter Bray; Seconder Eric Robertson- Carried

Election of Office Bearers for 2016

Zone Councillor Mr John Moulton assumed the chair in order to conduct the election of office bearers for 2016. All positions were declared vacant and called for nominations for the positions.

President: Jim Murdoch is elected as no other nominations were received. Mr Brian Jones was thanked by all present for his excellent work as the outgoing president.

Vice-President Election: No nomination was received. Remains vacant and all members are encouraged to think of willing helpers.

Captain Election: Earl Lansdown is re-elected to the position for 2016 as no other nominations were received.

Vice-Captain Election: John Blunsden is elected to the position for 2016 as no other nominations were received. This appointment is conditional on John’s acceptance of the nomination.

Treasurer Election: Cliff Jamieson is elected to the position for 2016 as no other nominations were received.

Secretary Election: Bill Estrada is elected to the position for 2016 as no other nominations were received.

Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer Election: John Kneebone is elected to the position for 2016 as no other nominations were received.

All position nominations were moved, seconded and accepted by the membership.

 New Committee for 2016:

President: Jim Murdoch

Vice-President: Vacant

Captain: Earl Lansdown

Vice-Captain: John Blunsden

Treasurer: Cliff Jamieson

Secretary: Bill Estrada

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: John Kneebone

General Business

Sponsorship

Martin & Sharron Clements were thanked for their ongoing support to Veterans Golf and members were encouraged to support Martin & Sharron when purchasing golf equipment. Martin has informed the secretary that he is happy to continue with the sponsorship arrangements for 2016.

 Membership and Competition Fees for 2016

The Membership fee and competition fee will remain at $15.00 and $20.00 respectively except for the Christmas event which shall be $25.00

Moved: Peter Bray; Seconded: Eric Robertson- Carried

Other business:

The meeting was informed by Earl of the preference to move to shotgun starts in 2016. A few trials will be undertaken in 2016 and its success will be monitored by the committee.

The 2017 event calendar has been discussed by the committee and guidelines have been developed to ensure we maximise member participation while ensuring minimum disruption to weekly events currently run by participating clubs.

Meeting closed at 15:55 hours.

President’s Report 2015

The end of 2015 season draws to an end and with it comes the end of my time as the President of the West Gippsland Veterans Golfers Association.

As always there’s usually is a lot of speeches and thank-yous, so I’ll make mine as short as possible. Thanks to my secretary Bill Estrada; my captain Earl Lansdown, my treasurer Cliff Jamieson. These people make the Association work and they had me put up with for the last 4 years.

Only one more thank you and that is to ALL YOU MEMBERS as the association always treated me with respect through those 4 years.

The oncoming president for 2016 Mr Jim Murdoch I wish all the best.

Thank you

Brian Jones, President.

Treasurer’s Report 2015

It is again a pleasure to report on the success of this year in our financial position. We now have just one district sponsor, Martin & Sharon Clements from the On Course Golf Shop.

This sponsorship is very important to the Veteran’s Association and I ask if you would support our sponsor whenever you can.

Parmaker still support the Victoria Veteran Golfers by printing our yearly fixture books and the VVGA use the Parmaker Web Site to provide news to all Veteran Golfers throughout Victoria.

Thanks to John Moulton and Earl  Lansdown for setting up results computer and printer. Trophies seem to be generally well received and I haven’t received any complaints this year.

Generally the prizes presented are well above the amount I am allowed to spend i.e. $45 for first prize (x3 ­ A. B & C grades), $30 for second  x3 and $15 for third x3. That’s $270 per meeting.

Thanks to all the Delegates for your terrific support during the year. Your efforts have been most appreciated and I suspect that most members don’t know the extent of work that goes into the running of an event at your club. Delegates  have to organise starters, catering, course set­up, nearest-the-pins etc. and I am  very relieved every time that we have an event at just how well everything comes together.

Thanks to all those helpers who assist the delegates as well. I would also like to thank President Spike Jones, Captain Earl Lansdown, Secretary Bill Estrada, Councillor  VVGA John Moulton Victorian State Secretary George Thorne and the rest of the committee for their valued support throughout the  year.

We have approximately $4100 in our account at the end of our financial year (our financial year ends on 18th November each year). If you have any queries  about our finances please feel free to ask.

It has been an absolute pleasure to have served as your Treasurer over the past few years, the experience has been very rewarding. Getting to know the members of this district is the big plus in this job and I have made a lot of friends over the years and I would like to thank everybody for the good fun and fellowship we  enjoy playing in the Vets. I wish the West Gippsland Veterans Golfers Association all the very best in 2016.

Cliff Jamieson Treasurer 2015

Captain’s Report

West Gippsland Veterans Golfers Association Captain’s 2015 Report

2015 CHAMPIONSHIP

63 players took part in this year’s championship which was held at Morwell GC. The format was changed  “A” Grade played stroke and “B” & “C” grades played Stableford and the change was received quite well. Congratulation to all the winners.

A” Grade winner was Robert King from Morwell and R/U was Phil Thomson from Drouin

B” Grade winner was John Pisa from Moe and R/U was Bill Rogers from Traralgon

C” Grade winner was Charlie Medhurst from Traralgon and R/U Neil Watson from Garfield.

Zone events:

Monday March 2nd we played South at Lang Lang. South won the Shield.

Tuesday 31st March the Eastern Zone Challenge was played at Moe and East won the event.

Tuesday November 10th we played East at Morwell and East won the event, so we hold no zone trophy in 2015.

The Martin and Sharon Clements Annual Trophy ends today at Berwick-Montuna

In the major events West Gippsland was well represented and our monthly events have been pretty normal and the issues of certain days make a difference.

A special thank you goes to the Vice-Captain John Blunsden and thanks to all delegates and their helpers during the year.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe & heakthy new year.

EARL LANSDOWN CAPTAIN 

Secretary’s Report 2014

Fellow veteran golfers this has been an excellent year for the WG Veterans Golfers Association as member numbers have increased, events have been run as per schedule and attendances have been good.

Thank you to all fellow committee members for their help, cooperation and excellent team work when undertaking committee activities.

Thank you to Geoff Thomas for his work in loading the results onto wgvetsgolf website and effecting changes when required. The website is vital to inform members of all relevant issues.

Thank you to all delegates for their work including:

  • collecting & posting flyers

  • prompting fellow club members to join and take part in the WGVA events.

  • collecting the subscription fees

  • running the allocated events at their local golf clubs

  • assisting in developing the 2016 events program and liaising with their local clubs.

I wish all Vets the best for Christmas and good & healthy golfing in the new year.

Bill Estrada,

Secretary, West Gippsland Veterans Golfers Association.

Zone Councillor’s Report

To be provided by John Moulton

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* Easts win zone challenge at Moe 31st March 2015 (see full results on Results Page)

From left to right:

  • Hank Hooft East Gippsland 41 pts
  • Eddie Saunder Peninsula best recorded for round for the day 43 pts
  • Colin Ward East Gippsland 40 pts.
  • Graeme Steel West Gippsland 38 pts.

 


 

SOUTH GIPPSLAND VERSUS WEST

GIPPSLAND CHALLENGE AT LANG LANG GOLF CLUB 
ON MONDAY MARCH 2 2015

Mike Fitzmaurice on the left an Alan Axford had the best scores, for their districts on the day.

By 8.30am with blue sky over head no wind and temperature of 23 expected, fifty four players from West Gippsland and forty nine players from South Gippsland had assembled for a shot gun start at 9.00am, at the Lang Lang Golf Course.

The golf course was in excellent condition, a credit to the course superintendent and his staff.

The winner for West Gippsland was Alan Axford from Traralgon h/cap 12 with 37 points.  Runner up was Rod Nestle from Morwell h/cap 26 with 35 points.

Winner from South Gippsland was Mike Fitzmaurice from Phillip Island h/cp 10 with 39 points.  Runner up was Stewart Hamilton also from Phillip Island h/cp 16 with 37 points.

The Challenge was won by South Gippsland with an average of 28.32 from West Gippsland with an average of 26.93

Forty two golf balls were given out down the line to a score of twenty nine.

President from South Gippsland Peter Horman on the left receives the Challenge Trophy, from Brian Jones President of West Gippsland.

George Thorne 
V.V.G.A Secretary.

MINUTES OF THE 32nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, NOVEMBER 18th 2014


Date: Tuesday 18th November 2014
Venue: Morwell Golf Club
Time: Start: 14:30 hrs Closed: 15:30 hrs
Chair: Brian Jones and John Moulton.


Present:
40 members – Bill Estrada, Cliff Jamieson, B McAdam, Joe Kus, Chris Brown, Max Younger, Kelvin Jones, Brian Jones, Bill Rilen, Jim Forrester, Con Norris, Lester Smethurst, Brian Farley, Peter Zoldak, Akos Kerekes, Jeff Mirams, Brian Hoffman, George Thorne, Ray Little, Adrain Verder Ham, Ray Shalders, Ron Seamer, John Handley, John Bentley, Brian Symons, Charles Tarran, Richard Gould, Kevin Sellens, Jim Mersey, William Rogers, Brian Quigley, John Blunsden, Phil Garlick, Clive Smith, Rod Nettle, Ted Humphreys, Jim Murdoch, John Moulton, Geoff Thomas and Peter Bray
Apologies: Rod Williams, Ron Carroll, Alan Axford, Earl Lansdown and Peter Gleeson
The minutes of the previous AGM meeting were read and confirmed.
Moved: George Thorne; Seconded by Max Younger– Carried

Business Arising: None.
President’s Report: Read & Accepted - Moved by Chris Brown and seconded by Charlie Tarran- Carried
Captain’s Report: Read & Accepted – Moved by Peter Bray and seconded by Geoff Thomas- Carried
Treasurer’s Report: Read & Accepted – Moved by Kevin Sellens and seconded by Ray Shalders– Carried
Secretary’s Report: Read & Accepted – Moved by George Thorne and seconded by Brian Farley– Carried

Zone Councillor’s Report: Read & Accepted – Moved by Bran Hoffman and seconded by Joe Kus- Carried
Election of Office Bearers for 2015
Zone Councillor and VVGA Mr John Moulton assumed the chair in order to conduct the election pf office bearers for 2015. All positions were declared vacant and then called for nominations for the positions.
President Election: No nomination was received and Brian Jones expressed his desire to retire and the need for another person to be nominated. Brian accepted to remain as the president for 12 months to allow the Vice-president to develop the skills to become president next year.
President: Brian Jones is re-elected as no other nominations were received.
Vice-President Election: Jim Murdoch is elected to the position for 2015 as no other nominations were received; Moved by Brian Farley and seconded by Bill Rogers.
Captain Election: Earl Lansdown is re-elected to the position for 2015 as no other nominations were received. Moved by Cliff Jamieson and seconded by Brian Jones.
Vice-Captain Election: John Blunsden is elected to the position for 2015 as no other nominations were received. Moved by Phil Garlick and seconded by Brian Quigley.
Treasurer Election: Cliff Jamieson is elected to the position for 2015 as no other nominations were received. Moved by George Thorne and seconded by Brian Farley.
Secretary Election: Bill Estrada is elected to the position for 2015 as no other nominations were received. Moved by George Thorne and seconded by Cliff Jamieson.
Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer Election: Alan Axford is elected to the position for 2015 as no other nominations were received. Moved by Cliff Jamieson and seconded by George Thorne.

New Committee for 2015:
 
President: Brian Jones
Vice-President: Jim Murdoch
Captain: Earl Lansdown
Vice-Captain: John Blunsden
Treasurer: Cliff Jamieson
Secretary: Bill Estrada
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Alan Axford

General Business
Sponsorship
Martin & Sharron Clements were thanked for their ongoing support to Veterans Golf and members were encouraged to support Martin & Sharron when purchasing golf equipment. Martin has informed the secretary that he is happy to continue with the sponsorship arrangements for 2015.

Membership and Competition Fees for 2015
Cliff Jamieson moved that the Membership Fee be lifted to $15.00 for the 2015 year and seconded by Kel Jones- Carried
A motion to increase the competition fee to $20 for the 2015 year was presented by George Thorne. The motion also included a clause to prevent any further increases for a 3 year period.
Chris Brown moved that the clause making reference to the 3 year application of the increase be deleted as a new committee may see a need to revise fees in the future. This motion was seconded by Max Younger- Carried
The modified motion to increase the competition fee to $20 for the 2015 year was presented by George Thorne and seconded by Cliff Jamieson- Carried
Any Other Business
Brian Symons raised the issue of the draw as the clashes with Tuesday completion at Traralgon is contributing to the low attendance to the Vets events as in 2014 there were 5 events scheduled on Tuesdays. The 2015 schedule has already been developed and events have been booked with the different clubs, however the committee needs to take into account the concern for subsequent years.
The large travelling distances to attend events was raised as a potential issue preventing better attendances to the Vets events and a suggestion to split the region into 2 areas and schedule concurrent events based on geographical location. This suggestion was extensively discussed but the challenges to schedule 2 concurrent events and the failure of West Gippsland pennant to implement a similar idea made this suggestion difficult to implement.
Meeting closed at 15:30 hours.

President’s Report 2014
To all members of West Gippsland Veterans I would like to say a big than-you for your support over the last 12 months. Not only have you supported me but also you have supported our zone and that is why we are regarded as a very strong zone.
You have only got to see the members of our zone when any on the special events the V.V.G.A. hold it doesn’t matter how far away. You will always see our members participating. I have had 3 years as your president and have enjoyed all of them. But now is time for someone else to step up and do the job.
We also gain a new club this year named Berwick- Montuna. In 2015 they officially have their monthly competition.
In conclusion I would like to thank the entire executive and also to the Parmaker and the Martin Clements who are our major sponsors.
Thank you
Brian Jones
Treasurer’s Report 2014
It is again a pleasure to report on the success of this year in our financial position.We now have just one district sponsor, Martin & Sharon Clements from the Traralgon On-Course Golf shop. This sponsorship is very important to our Veteran’s Association and I ask if you would support our sponsor whenever you can.
Parmaker still support the Victoria Veteran Golfers by printing our yearly fixture books and the VVGA use the Parmaker Web Site to provide news to all Veteran Golfers throughout Victoria. Thanks to Kelvin Jones for the $150 and Geoff Thomas for setting up our Web Site.
Trophies seem to be generally well received and I haven’t received any complaints this year. Generally the prizes presented are well above the amount I am allowed to spend i.e. $40 for first prize (x3 - A. B & C grades), $30 for second x3 and $15 for third x3. That’s $255 per meeting.
Thanks to all the Delegates for your terrific support during the year. Your efforts have been most appreciated and I suspect that most members don’t know the extent of work that goes into the running of an event at your club. Delegates have to organise starters, catering, course set-up, nearest the pins etc. and I am very relieved every time that we have an event at just how well everything comes together. Thanks to all those helpers who assist the delegates as well.
I would also like to thank President Spike Jones, Captain Earl Lansdown, , Sec Bill Estrada Councillor VVGA George Thorne and the rest of the committee for their valued support throughout the year.
We have approximately $4510 in our account at the end of our financial year (our financial year ends on 18th. November each year). If you have any queries about our finances please feel free to ask.
It has been an absolute pleasure to have served as your Treasurer over the few years, the experience has been very rewarding. Getting to know the members of the district is the big plus in this job and I have made a lot of friends over the years and I would like to thank everybody for the good fun and fellowship we enjoy playing in the Vets. I wish the West Gippsland Veterans Golfers Association all the very best in 2015
Cliff Jamieson
Treasurer 2014
Captain’s Report
2014 CHAMPIONSHIP
Seventy six players took part in this year’s championship held at Pakenham 23rd September. The scratch winners A grade: Peter Bray (Traralgon), B grade Tom McDermott (Pakenham) C grade Neil Watson (Garfield). Handicap winners A grade Joe Kus (Mirboo North), B Grade W Carmichael (Pakenham), C Grade Jim McCormack, Congratulations to all winners.
ZONE EVENTS
Monday March 3rd we played South at Drouin and we retained the Shield. The Eastern Zone Challenge was held at Moe and West Gippsland won the day. On Monday 10th November, Aest vs West was held at Sale Golf Club Tuesday and East won the day, congratulations to East.
MARTIN & SHARON CLEMENTS ANNUAL TROPHY
Ends today with the results to be announced at Yallourn.
MAJOR EVENTS
West Gippsland was well represented.
MONTHLY EVENTS
Our monthly events have been well supported.
Thanks to all delegates and their helpers during the year.

Earl Lansdown

Secretary’s Report 2014
Subject: 2014 WG Golfers Association AGM Secretary’s Report
Date: November 18th 2014
Time: 14:30 to 15:30
Venue: Morwell Golf Club

Fellow veteran golfers as this is my first year as secretary of the WG Veterans Golfers Association it has certainly been interesting as many of the tasks and requirements had to be learnt on the job.
My thanks to Peter Batterham, Alan Axford, Cliff Jamieson, Brian Jones, Earl Lansdown and all the other committee members for the patience and help in assisting and clarifying the role of secretary.
A big thank you to Geoff Thomas for his work in setting up and updating the WGVA website which provides a great help in disseminating information about results and forthcoming events.
Thank you to all delegates for collecting the flyers and posting them on their respective clubs and for prompting fellow club members to join and take part in the WGVA events. Their work in collecting the subscription fees is also greatly appreciated.
I wish all Vets the best for Christmas and good & healthy golfing in the new year.
Regards,
Bill Estrada, WG Vets Association Secretary.

Zone Councillor’s Report
To be provided by John Moulton