Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 8:47 a.m.
Location: Staff Lounge
Chairperson: Chip Kennedy, General Manager
Darrell Bevins, Head Course Marshal
Club Pro Guy, Head Golf Pro
Miguel Vega, Head Groundskeeper
DeAndre Barnes, Snack Bar Head Cook
Tristan Whiteside, Assistant Golf Pro
Ernesto Ortiz, Assistant Groundskeeper (getting CPG’s Miata winterized)
Anastasia Adams (had to run home to get phone charger)
1. Review of previous minutes
Mr. Kennedy opened the meeting by making a note to staff members to keep themselves busy as the club heads into slower months. He urged employees to find work around the club, noting that many areas of the club grounds have fallen into disrepair, most notably the cart corral, which has been taken over by a family of raccoons. Mr. Bevins unclipped his sidearm and said the problem was scheduled to be taken care of as soon as the meeting was over.
He then opened the meeting up for staff updates.
2. Course Maintenance Update
Mr. Vega will be getting annual maintenance done on the entire mower fleet over the next two weeks since the grass has gone into winter dormancy.
Miguel has elected to keep his favorite mower, “el lobo”, active during the scheduled maintenance period as a "fail safe" in case an emergency turf issue arises.
Miguel has also scheduled the large oak tree on 13 to be cut down this weekend. Despite the tree's good health and strategic placement on the golf course, he and Ernesto have planned a staff bonfire and weenie roast to take place in the south end of the parking lot on Sunday evening and need the wood. All are encouraged to attend. He will be providing drinks accompanied by acoustic guitar music from Hector Lobotas, who works at the Pep Boys across the street.
When asked by Mr. Kennedy to ensure proper safety measures are taken, Mr. Vega stated that he will have a trash can full of water standing at the ready in case anything goes wrong.
3. Pro Shop Staff Update
CPG reminded those in attendance that the recent 'turning back of the clocks' represents that time of year when he and his staff plan on dropping the service level down several notches. Not just with effort, but attitude as well. CPG said to be on the lookout for him and his staff to basically do nothing but lean against the counter for the next four months. Any member that comes in for an off-season club re-grip or to just 'shoot the shit' about golf will be met with an eye roll and a dismissive attitude.
4. Bevins PTO and Bumper Sticker Request
Mr. Bevins informed the group that he will be taking some strategically selected days off this winter to attend several Donald Trump 2020 'MAGA' rallies. He unveiled a large map showing prospective rally sites throughout the industrial upper midwest accompanied by drive times, explaining that his absence would be limited if he drove through the night for each rally.
Darrel then pulled out a large stack of bumper stickers that read "I don't need sex, I get screwed by the government every day" and asked that they be applied to every golf cart in the fleet. Mr. Kennedy immediately rejected the proposal citing it would be offensive and inappropriate to a large portion of the membership. As Darrel folded up his map and sat down he declared a "snowflake alert" and grumbled for the meeting to continue.
5. Closing Remarks
Mr. Kennedy reiterated his previous point about finding work to do around the club in preparation for the 2020 season. He then announced that he will be out of the office December 4th and 5th as him and his wife have decided to renew their wedding vows in Galveston. Everyone immediately got up to walk out as he told the group that he has decided to take his wife's last name and will be known as Chip Kennedy-Dawson going forward.
7. Next Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 8 a.m.