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NEWLETTER:  112                                                                            16th April 2015
From the desk of
LEON REEDERS - Chairman: Port Shepstone Country Club 

Dear Members
Please accept Management and the Executive Committee’s most heartfelt thanks for making last Friday such a memorable day/night at the Club.  Golf Business Day, great food, the heavy metal group “Chewing the Hornet” and a great vibe all coupled to the weekly members draw being won certainly contributed to a record evening at the Club.
As an aside I was most privileged to be invited by Uncle Phil Myburgh to play (golf) with a touring group of ladies from Westlake Golf Club in the Cape today.  A marvellous afternoon was had by all.  My intense feeling of excitement  – and at my age that does not happen easily!! – was heightened not only by the fact that we could entertain this group under the newly erected forecourt awning (courtesy of Jaco Buitendag and Windovert) but ALSO by the fact that I was attending the Mens Golf AGM after the match.  A match which certainly demanded a great deal of decorum (for uninitiated – attention to manners and general behaviour)  from the men.
I rushed home showered etc and got back in time to bid fond farewell to the ladies and to get ready for the AGM.  I tell you folks at this AGM truly big, important stuff was going to be decided with a view to driving us forward into the second decade of the 21st Century.  Anyway to cut a long story short by start time (18h00) we had no quorum.  The Club constitution requires a quorum of 25 members – and we were 5 short. ).  We could not muster 10% to attend the AGM!!  Folks with all due respect to all the members, PSCC only survives to a large extent (in terms of finances) by virtue of the Mens Golf section ( some 250 odd).  The lack of attendance by the greater majority of Mens golfers is really a sad indictment – especially considering the number of “helpful” comments and suggestions which are continuously received.  
In terms of the Constitution the meeting waited the requisite 15 minutes after which the Club Captain declared the meeting a non- event!  I must report to the Club membership – and this is with a heavy heart -  that it was 20 saddened, disappointed and quite possibly psychologically scarred members that exited the meeting venue.  It was only the intervention of the Golf Captains offer of a gratis libation – courtesy of the Captain’s fund - that I believe, in some small way, eased the pain experienced by these men.  Whether they (me) will ever be the same remains to be seen.  Counselling has been offered at a discounted rate.
Notice will be posted for a second attempt in 14 days ie 29 April 2015 at 18h00.  I advise you that in terms of the Constitution a quorum is not required for this ( the second postponed) meeting.  Should only 2 members pitch then they will make and vote on decisions that could seriously impact upon the Club.
I trust that the Golf Committee will see you there.
Best wishes – I look forward to seeing you at the Club
Leon Reeders
Port Shepstone Country Club
Cell: 0834503368


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