JLGC Report - 12/10/99
- Paul Moore, JLGC President
repeated the comments he made
at Tuesday's "JLGC Afternoon with the Board". That address was
intended to bring the membership together and let them know exactly
what your board is working on.
The 7 main topics are discussed below
first in random order and then listed in priority order.
JLGC board meetings will normally be at 3:00 PM on the third Thursday
of each month.
- Search for new General Manager -
Charlotte Arnold is the Board liaison and Dick Hanhart has generously
agreed to chair the search committee. The 6 other committee members have
been selected. The committee would like to find a younger version of Egon
(the interim manager). John Sibbald Associates, the foremost club search
organization in the country will be assisting and will charge no additional
fee. Some resumes have been received. Extensive background checks will
be done. We'd like to have the new manager on board by March 15 to April 1.
Egon wants to go April 15.
- Long Range Plan -
We are reviewing and reprioritizing. Instead of starting with a plan and
then finding the money, we're starting with the money and then developing
a plan. Implementation will be dynamic over several years and
modular so that we can do A, then B, then C, etc. and they will all fit
together. The $2,000 assessment for May will yield $1,400,000. We will
do the kitchen and Old Trail green and practice area for about $890,000.
$400,000 will be added to our cash funds. We will not be moving and
enlarging the JL putting area at this time. The $50,000 rebuild of the
JL ferry will be put off until 2001. There will be no hard and set
year for each part of the plan. The Finance Committee
will be looking into 3rd party financing. It's expensive, but that way
future members who would be getting the most benefits would also pay for
- Kitchen Improvements -
This is a must do project. The present kitchen is chopped and very
inefficient. We have scaled the original proposal of a 1700 sq. ft.
expansion back to 800 for a total new size of 3400 sq. ft. The new
layout (developed with outside and member help) is an efficient layout
that provides ample storage, refrigeration, freezers, egress and
ingress for a very efficient and effective operation. While cutting
the size of the expansion, we added a basement which will be wired and
plumbed for a variety of possible future uses. We expect to start in
early July and open in time for Thanksgiving. The cost for all this
will be $700,000 - $750,000.
- Old Trail Slope Issues -
Alcoa would like a quick fix of the slopes of the 40,000 feet of
shoreline at Old Trail. We are insisting on a permanent fix. Otherwise
the present rise and fall of the lake levels with rainfall and drought
will erode the banks and the original problem will return. We want
Alcoa to build a new weir to control the lake levels and prevent
erosion. The total cost of doing it right is probably $3,000,000 -
$4,000,000. Greg McGinn is handling the slope issue and any other attendant
Alcoa related problems.
- Bylaws Changes -
We've put together an excellent committee headed by Rick Hammell
to develop new bylaws.
They should be the rules that control this and future boards.
Right now the bylaws can be changed by a vote of just 6 board members.
Once the bylaws are set it should be possible, but very difficult to change
The bylaws should include spending limits and a democratic
election process with secret ballot. They should also specify an equity
to transfer fee split that will affect future members. Current members
will be grandfathered in.
- Cash Management -
This is currently very important and we have a new Finance Committee.
They will be doing a monthly cash flow analysis so we will know ahead
of time just where we stand. This committee will analyze and determine
the financial impact of every project and important decision before
it is undertaken. For example, they will be developing alternate
food plans for while the kitchen is shut down. This committee will
be involved in most of the other items listed above.
- The Priority List -
Listing these items in order of priority:
- Cash Management
- Membership Level
- Search for new Manager
- Kitchen Expansion
- Bylaw Changes
- Slope Issues
- Execution of Long Range Plan