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Chapter Delegate Update (3/4/15)

It was great to see those of you who were able to attend the conference and show. It was a busy week in San Antonio with education, seminars, and the trade show floor. As always the week ended with GCSAA’s Annual Meeting and election. The following were elected during the meeting:

President:  John O’Keefe, CGCS - Preakness Hills CC

Vice President: Peter Grass, CGCS – Hilands Golf Club

Secretary/Treasurer: Bill Maynard CGCS, St Albans CC

Directors: Darren J. Davis, CGCS (Olde Florida Golf Club); John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS (Kalamazoo Country Club); and Mark F. Jordan, CGCS (Westfield Group Country Club) were elected to two-year terms on the BOD. Rafael Barajas, CGCS; (Hacienda Golf Club), will continue on the board as a director for 1 more year; and Kevin P. Breen, CGCS, (La Rinconada CC) was appointed to the board (filling Bill Maynard’s remaining term) and will serve a one-year term. Keith Ihms, CGCS, (Bella Vista Golf Properties) will remain on the BOD as immediate Past President.

Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS and general manager at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., retires from the board after serving the last year as immediate past president. Once again we say a bittersweet good-bye to one of HAGCSA’s own as Pat Finlen officially ends his long run of GCSAA service. Pat is a homegrown KC kid and served 9 years on the GCSAA Board. His calm, collected, and very active participation will be greatly missed. Thanks for all that you have done for our local and national associations Pat!

Bill Maynard becomes our next “local” (even though he is now one of those St. Louis guys) super that will lead the GCSAA in the future (scary thought isn’t it (HAHA!)).

Other agenda items that were voted on at the meeting included: dues increase approved ($10/$5); addition of Equipment Technician Classification; and 11 By-Laws amended/edited.

The new board will continue working on updating member standards and classifications. They also will seek out new ways to improve and increase value in the GCSAA. Please support the EIFG and Rounds-4-Research efforts in the upcoming year. Both programs directly affect our current and future initiatives and livelihood in the green industry.

If you would like further information regarding GCSAA, please visit the website ( or feel free to give me a call.


Kind Regards and Thanks,

Jeff White, CGCS