Thursday, March 8, 2012

At tonight's meeting we were introduced to the new Treasurer's Report Spreadsheet. With this document we are able to keep track of our financial records more accurately. An idea of our current balance: After GCSAA costs are factored in, we should be sitting around $12,000 for the club.
Congratulations to Team 77 for 1st place in the Turf Bowl! The Conference was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The traveling trophy made its way back to Ames, along with $4,000 check, once again with another Turf Bowl victory. The Winning team consisted of Isaac Mertz, Dan Strey, Casey Sheehy, and Shane Lohman. Other participants in the Turf Bowl and GCSAA Conference included Ethan Morford, Adam Grimm, Josh Meyn, Evan Alderman, and Kirk Hudson. Thank you to those who participated and congratulations on the victory! Be sure to check out the press releases online.
Mark your calendars for the Horticulture Banquet on April 5, 2012 @ the Alumni Center. Jeff Johnson, President and CEO of ISU AA will be speaking to our department. The club has agreed to pay an amount for each of you to attend.
A couple scholarship opportunities still remain. The essay contest ($1,000-$2,000) is due by March 31, 2012 and the Scholars Competition ($500- $6,000) is due June 1, 2012. Must be a GCSAA member to apply. See Dr. Christians if you are interested or have an questions.
Fundraising opportunities are quickly approaching, Reiman Gardens applications will begin mid April. Mark you calendars for that, great opportunity to get in hours for GCSAA and STMA conferences. The spring golf outing/cookout will also be help mid April. An idea to use Veenker was suggested as a possibility. If you know of any businesses or companies you are in contact with or have worked for that would be willing to donate funds to us, contact Dan as soon as possible.
Tonight we also had the pleasure of hearing from Tim Johnson from Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, MN. Tim shared with us his experiences in the industry and more about Spring Hill and their internship program and opportunities. If you would like more information and or are interested in interning at Spring Hill, see Dr. Christians to contact Tim.