MOUNTAIN VIEW LADY PUTTERS LUNCHEON MEETING
Due to the coronavirus, we have not had any monthly luncheons since February 10, 2020.
FEBRUARY 10, 2020
HOA1-VISTAS DINING ROOM
President EJ Snearly opened the luncheon by greeting all 78 ladies in attendance for this special Founder’s Day lunch. It was the 22ndFounder’s Day luncheon and all were dressed in pink! President Snearly said Lou Ann Garvin along with 33 ladies began this organization and putted their first round in February 1998. The MVLPs have grown to 123 members, 17 of which are new.
Why do we celebrate Founder’s Day?
- We celebrate achievements of all putters individually and collectively.
- It is an important occasion for the whole putter organization to be together.
- And, to remember that we are an important and strong community.
That said, let’s honor our founding members and past Presidents. At that time Jean Kraus, Vice President, presented the following with a beautiful red rose:
Founder – Darlene Pittman
2006 President – Mary Baglien
2008 President – Marijo Lewis
2010 President – Kim Halper
2011 President – Pat Wysocki
2012-13 Presidents – Marcia Munich
2016 President – Cathy Scott
2017 President – Vicki Strief
2017 President – Pat Wells
2018 President – Gay Uhl
And 2019 President – Pam Smith.
All 10 past Presidents and original founder Darlene Pittman were thanked for their leadership and dedication.
President Snearly then thanked our wonderful wait staff. They always take such great care of all of us, and a hearty thanks to Anne Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the lovely table decorations and to Sheila Ratza for the candy!
Each month we recognize our Birthday Putters. Five of our February ladies were in attendance. They were:
Patty Stark – February 2
Jeannie Hepner – February 8
Vicki Strief – February 24
Eileen J Snearly – February 26
Linda Pryde – February 28
And… the Birthday Putter that received a Birthday gift card was Patty Stark!!!
We all sang “Happy Birthday” to these ladies.
We had a drawing for a free lunch… the winner of the free lunch was Deb Adinolfi!!
The Treasurer’s report was presented by Phyllis Meirehenry and it was unanimously accepted, as was the Secretary’s report/minutes.
There was a drawing for four gift cards…. And the winners were: Donna Vargas, Robbie Herrera, Betty Magee and Teri Spencer.
The Trophy Winners for the month of January were:
Roadrunner (low gross) – Susan Schweitzer, 39.3
Lou Ann Garvin Tiger (low net) – Martha Hackworth, 27.0
Hole-in-Wonder (most holes-in-one) – Sandy Cavender, 9
And in January we had 31 guests and 249 putters for a total of 280.
Each of us is required to do one job assignment a year as part of our membership. When the assignment is completed, these putters receive a gift card. The putters that earned their cards in January were:
Chip Starter – Sandy Cavendar and Carol Ratza
Course Setup – Judy Duran, Karen Bird (rec’d her card in December), Lorna Kitchen, Raye Cobb and Pam Brown were our Putter Angeles.
Course Take down – JoAnn Ciaciuch and Debbie Grafmiller (she received her’s in October).
Awards Committee – Judy Hardy and Andrea Anderson
Luncheon Hostess – Thelma O’Laughlin and Sheila Ratza (Feb. lunch).
Now for the 2019 Annual Winners:
Roadrunner (low gross for the year) – Pat Wells 38.4
Lou Ann Garvin Tiger (low net for the year) – Phyllis Meierhenry 35.15
Holes-in-Wonder (most holes in one for the year)- Pat Wells 57
Congratulations to all of our winners!!!! Each winner is receiving a gift of appreciation.
President Snearly drew a name for a “special gift” hand made by Donna Vargas.
The winner was Gay Uhl!! The gift was a “banana gourd” painted in a soft shade of sage green with a carved dragon fly, there were abstract flowers on the gourd, which were colored with pencils. The gourd had a beautiful stem at the top. THANK YOU DONNA VARGAS!!
And finally we had the 50/50 drawing… the winner was PAM SMITH!!!! and the winnings were $137!!! WOWZA!
We were all reminded of the following upcoming events:
Putter Sputters on March 23, the theme is “Go Green”,
Quail Creek is on Monday April 13that HOA1,
And The Ranchettes on April 29th, Wednesday at the Ranch.
In closing, President Snearly left us with the following thought:
“A true friend is not someone we have chosen for ourselves, but rather someone God has placed in our lives for a purpose.”
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Submitted by Robbie Herrera, Secretary, February 20, 2020
MVLP ANNUAL REGISTRATION MEETING
JANUARY 16, 2020
The doors opened at 8:20 a.m for new members. There were six new members that attended orientation held by VP Jean Kraus. The new members signed up for a committee project and ordered their shirts, jackets and name badges.
The Annual Meeting was called to order by President Pam Smith shortly after 9 a.m. She welcomed and thanked everyone for attending. President Smith announced that she is the outgoing President. On February 1, EJ Snearly will be the new President of MVLPs. It was a tearful acknowledgement and goodbye.
The 2019 Board members were reintroduced to the members, followed by the introduction of the new 2020 Board. Those leaving the Board are: Pam Smith, President; Ann Cristofani, member-at-large; Deb Adinolfi, Treasurer; Gay Uhl, 2018 Past President; and Jeannie Hepner, Special Events Coordinator. Those joining the 2020 Board are: Joan Davis, Special Events Coordinator; Phyllis Meierhenry, Treasurer; Jean Kraus, Vice President; Annette Moyle, Member-at-Large;
All past and current Board members were given a heartfelt THANK YOU.
President Smith made special mention of the “Pink” calendars, which have a wealth of information on it. She asked all members to study the calendar, and make a note of the committee for which you signed-up. She mentioned the next special luncheon, which is Founder’s Day, Monday, February 10. This is the day we honor our founder Lou Ann Garvin, and our past presidents. President Smith asked all attending this luncheon to wear your Pink shirts.
President Smith followed with an announcement of our first special event of 2020 which is Putter/Sputter on Monday, March 23. The HOA1 Putter Sputters will be joining us on our course for this event and there will be NO regular putting on our course that day.
Standing Rules were then reviewed for new and for returning members. President Smith reminded everyone to review our beautiful Website, it contains a lot of valued information.
It was at this point in the Annual Meeting that President Smith passed the “putter” to EJ Snearly, the new MVLP President for 2020. (And understandably there were a lot of tears shed at this point).
EJ Snearly presented Pam Smith with A LOT of gift cards to her (Smith’s) favorite places and a card from all of the putters.
President Smith presented EJ Snearly with her president’s pin; and all other appropriate board title pins were exchanged at this time.
President Snearly said she wants all to know that we have a great Board for 2020 and we will all be working diligently to make it a great year for Mountain View Lady Putters! She added that she is still learning and trying to fill Pam’s shoes.
We then drew numbers for a multitude of gift cards… WHEW!
President Snearly made closing remarks. A motion was made by Ginnie Schoepf to adjourn and seconded by Suzi Rizzo. The Annual Meeting was formally adjourned.
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Submitted by Robbie Herrera, Secretary, January 20, 2020
MOUNTAIN VIEW LADY PUTTERS LUNCHEON MEETING
JANUARY 13, 2020
President Pam Smith welcomed all to this luncheon. It was bittersweet as this was President Smith’s last time to preside over a luncheon, this is her last month as MVLPs President before she passes the “putter” to EJ Snearly.
President Smith offered a big thank you to Thelma O’Laughlin for the candy on our tables, and to Ann Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the table decorations depicting snowmen melting. (Very creative)!
The Minutes of our last meeting were sent out in a Newsblast on Friday. There were no corrections to the Minutes. Deb Adinolfi moved that the Minutes be accepted and Lisa Jensema seconded the motion. The Motion passed.
Deb Adinolfi read the Treasurer’s report. This too, was Deb’s last luncheon as Treasurer for MVLPs. Marilyn Shirk moved that the Treasurer’s Report be accepted and Donna Vargas seconded the Motion. The Motion passed.
President Smith took the opportunity to lend a big thank you to the wonderful severs who always take good care of all of us, and we appreciate all they do.
Each month we recognize our birthday putters. There are 14 this month, however only 7 are present. President Smith asked each one to stand as she called their name:
JoAnn Ciaciuch – January 2
Roberta Wisniewski – January 2
Pat Morris – January 8
Ann Steinsvaag – January 12
Karen Stott – January 19
Pam Brown – January 21
Donna Vargas – January 30
We all sang “Happy Birthday”. The winner of the Birthday gift carddrawing was JoAnn Ciaciuch!!
President Smith then drew the name of another Putter for a free lunch…yes, we award a free lunch every month… and the winner was Donna Vargas!!
Each month we award gift cards to those ladies who have completed their committee assignments. Those receiving their cards for the month of December were:
Chip Starter: Kathy Berkbigler and Pat Wells
Course Setup: Colleen Halverson, Kathy Warren and Mary Reimersma
Course Takedown: Phyllis Meierhenry, Lorene Buscher and Tina Wolf
Publicity: Kris Rudin
Every month we award those putters who make four or more holes-in-one and the money hole. These monies go on your HOA2 Golf account to be used in the Pro Shop or the restaurants. This month’s winners were:
Four holes-in-one: Ginny Jackson, Nancy Jewett and Patty Stark
Money hole: Colleen Halverson, Diane Kirstine, EJ Snearly, Kay Tomaszek, Loretta Edgerton, Patty Stark and Sandy Bulakowski.
President Smith announced information about our Annual Registration Meeting, which was on Thursday, January 16 in the Mountain View Ballroom. New members should arrive by 8:20 for their orientation at 8:30 a.m. And returning members should meet in the Sonoran Room for coffee or tea before we go into the ballroom at 9 a.m. to select your committee commitment for the year, and remain for the Meeting. Registrations tables will be set up in front of the Sonoran Room. Bring your check for $72 for your annual dues. Bring a 2nd check if you wish to order a shirt, jacket or name badge. Be sure to check your travel plans and other commitments for 2020 before the Annual Meeting so you will know when you are available as you select your committee assignment. Please only sign up for yourself and only for one committee. You may always volunteer for another assignment later.
Trophy winners for December were:
Road Runner Award (low gross) – Kay Tomaszek and Pat Wells…a tie at 39.8!!!
Lou Ann Garvin Tiger Award (low net) – Dorie Pipers posted a 32.3
Hole-in-Wonder (most holes-in-one) – Ginny Jackson with 9!!
We drew five more names for a $10 gift card to HOA1. The winners were:
Pat Brothers, Ginny Jackson, Karen Stott, Sue Rains, and Rhonda Heffelfinger!
Time for the 50/50 drawing! The amount of the winnings today is $88.50… and the winner was PAT STOREY!! Congratulations!
The next luncheon is on Monday, February 10th and is a very special luncheon. It is our Founder’s Day celebration and all of the past presidents of MVLP will be invited to join us. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the cost will be $18. The menu is a bread bowl with broccoli cheddar soup, Caesar salad (dressing on the side, which has anchovies in it), potato chips and chocolate sheet cake with buttercream frosting.
President Smith finalized the announcements by punctuating this as her last time closing a luncheon as our president. Her remarks were:
“My wish for you for 2020 is that you have the greatest year of your life. May you find a million reasons to be happy and enjoy every day. Don’t forget to be awesome!”
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Submitted by Robbie Herrera, Secretary, January 17, 2020
MOUNTAIN VIEW LADY PUTTERS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
MINUTES, DECEMBER 9, 2019
HOA1- THE VISTAS DINING ROOM
President Pam Smith welcomed all putters and our guests; Ginny Schneider, Marcia Munich, Jan DiEnno and Julie Smith were the guests. President Smith commented on everyone’s festive attire!
Special recognition was given to the Holiday Luncheon committee; Lisa Jensema, Dar Pitman, Margie Nicholson, Karen Bird, Donna Martin and Lynda Meyer. The entire committee did a fantastic job planning this celebration and making all of us feel special! The gorgeous table decorations were from Dar Pitman’s personal collection. Also, the tiny, beautiful, handmade boxes that held the number for our surprises, were absolutely lovely. A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THIS TALENTED COMMITTEE!!!
We covered some regular agenda items. The minutes for the last luncheon was posted on a Newsblast. Marilyn Shirk moved for the minutes to be approved, and the Second was made by MaryAnn Cram. The Motion passed.
President Smith acknowledged our dedicated servers who take good care of us.
We had 10 Birthday Putters this month, and all of them were present!! They are:
Suzi Rizzo – Dec. 5
Ginnie Schoepf – Dec 9
Phyllis Meierhenry – Dec 10
Debbie Grafmiller – Dec 12
Jeane Liske – Dec 14
Pat Schweighardt – Dec 15
Maria Miller – Dec 17
Sandy Cavender – Dec 22
Susan Bodine – Dec 25
Mary Beth Snyder – Dec 27
We sang “Happy Birthday “ and had a gift card drawing for a lucky Birthday Putter…. And the winner was Sandy Cavender!!!
Lisa Jensema and her committee handed out some gifts while we were served lunch.
After lunch was served we awarded gift cards to those ladies who have completed their committee assignments. Those who received their cards for the month of November were:
Chip Starters – Vicki Streif, Marla Butcher and Pat Doane (rec’d 5/13)
Course Setup – Susan Schweitzer
Course Take down – Diane Kirstine and Judy Matchett
Holiday Luncheon – Lisa Jensema (rec’d 7/8), Dar Pitman, Margie Nicholson, Lynda Meyer, Donna Martin, and Karen Bird.
Sunshine – Diane Lunghi
And, every month we award those putters who make 4 or more holes-in-one and the money hole. The monies go on your HOA2 golf account to be used in the Pro Shop or the restaurants. Since these are submitted in December, you will have all of 2020 to use these funds. This month’s winners were:
6 holes-in-one: Pat Wells and Carie Scalzo ($15 each)
5 holes-in-one: Joan Devlin, Judy Hardy and Mary Ann Cram ($15 each)
4 holes-in-one: Jeane Liske, Linda Pryde, Loretta Edgerton, Marla Butcher, Pat Brothers, and Patty Stark ($20 from 11/11 & 11/18)
Money Hole: Ann Cristofani, Dianne Barnard, Donna Vargas, Dorothy Anderson, Ginny Jackson, Jeane Lloyd, JoAnn Evans, Joan Devlin, Judy Hardy, Karel Titone, Kathy Rambur, Maria Miller, Marla Butcher, Martha Hackworth, Mary Beth Snyder, Pat Morris, Patty Stark, Ro Conti and Wanda Ross – WOWZA!!!
President Smith noted our Annual Meeting is coming up on Thursday, January 16thin the Mountain View Ballroom. New members should plan to arrive by 8:20a.m. for their orientation at 8:30 a.m., and returning members should gather in the Sonoran Room for coffee and conversation until we all go into the Ballroom at 9:00 a.m. for the meeting. Registration tables will be set up in the front of the Sonoran Room. Bring your check for $72 to cover the annual dues, and bring a second check if you wish to order a shirt, jacket and/or name badge. Be sure to check your travel plans and other commitments for 2020 before the Annual Meeting to assure you will be available as you select your committee assignment. Please only sign up for yourself, and for one committee. You may always volunteer for another assignment later.
Our trophy winners for November were:
Road Runner Award (low gross) – Pat Wells, 36.5
LouAnn Garvin Tiger Award (low net) – Patty Stark, 30.5
Hole-In-Wonder (most holes-in-one) Pat Wells with 13!!!!
Our 50/25/25 drawingnetted two winners $119 each… the winners were:
Phyllis Meierhenry and Carolyn Johnson – bravo ladies!!
Our next luncheon is Monday, January 13 here at HOA1. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., the cost will remain at $18 for your lunch. The menu is a burger dip (like a French dip) on a ciabatta roll, diced fresh fruit, potato chips and blueberry cobbler with whipped cream.
Our entertainment was provided by the SaddleBrooke Silverbelles aka the SaddleBrooke Rocketts. The dancers were; Ann Kurtz, Tina Wrbanek, Claudia Booth, Dianne Bank, Vivian Herman, Michele Gildner and Sandy Schoenleber.
Thank you! Thank you for your generous talent and memorable music routines.
President Smith closed the luncheon with the following thought…
“May the season bring you the music of laughter, the warmth of friendship, and always…love.”
Enjoy the holidays and thank you for attending!
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Submitted by Robbie Herrera, Secretary, December 13, 2019
Resubmitted by Robbie Herrera, Secretary, December 14, 2019
MVLP November Luncheon Meeting
November 11, 2019 –HOA1
President Pam Smith welcomed all to this luncheon, which happens to be Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day was originally known as Armistice Day and was designated a National holiday in 1938 to honor the end of WW1 (November 11, 1918), by the 83rd Congress. It later became known as “Veteran’s Day”, to honor and celebrate American veterans of all wars.
President Smith thanked Pat Doane for the candy on all of the tables, and thanked Ann Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the sparkly fall leaf table decorations.
The Minutes of the October luncheon were read by Secretary Robbie Herrera.
Treasurer Deb Adinolfi read the treasurer’s report.
Each month we recognize, sing happy birthday to, and award one gift card to the lucky birthday putter who is present. This month we had eight lady putters celebrating their birthdays. However, only four were present. They were:
Pat Storey – November 16
Gay Uhl – November 24
Pat Brothers – Nobember 25, and
Darlene Pitman – November 30
The winner of the birthday gift card was Darlene Pitman!!!
If you have not signed up yet for the holiday luncheon, please do so by the deadline, which is November 18th. Assigned seating is required for this luncheon. When we have our final count we will have another sign up sheet for the seating. Guest may be invited by paying $24 by the deadline. The holiday committee has been working very hard to make this luncheon special.
President Smith introduced the new 2020 MVLP Board:
EJ Snearly moves to President
Jean Kraus is Vice President/President-elect
Robbie Herrera will remain as Secretary
Phyllis Meierhenry (absent) is Treasurer
Pat Storey will remain Webmaster and Statistician
Sandy Strack will remain Membership and Institutional Memory
Joan Davis (absent) is Special Events Coordinator
Donna Vargas and Geri Grant (absent) will remain the Event Advisors
Annette Moyle (absent) is Member-at-large for Scorecards
Jan Arruda will remain as Member-at-large for Committee Assignments
Lorna Kitchen (absent) is Member-at-large for Monday Morning Assignments.
This looks like a great group to lead us into a new decade, congratulations to all of you!
We drew a name for the monthly free lunch… and the winner was Marilee Jones.
Each month we award gift cards to those ladies who have completed their committee assignments. Those receiving cards for the month of October are:
Judy Falewicz and Karen Stott – Quail Creek
JoAnn Evans – Luncheon candy
Chip Starters – Putter Angels
Course set up – Putter Angels
Course take down – Putter Angels
(The Oct 14 and 21st dates were covered by putter angels. The Oct 28thdate goes along with November, so those putters will receive their card in December).
Also, every month we award those putters who make four or more holes-in-one and the money hole. These monies go on your HOA2 golf account to be used in the Pro Shop or the restaurants. This month’s winners are:
5 holes-in-one: Carrie Scalzo and Pat Storey ($15 each)!
4 holes-in-one: Diane Kdisstine and Pat Wells
Money hole: Annette Moyle, Carrie Scalzo, Ellen Mandes, Jan Arruda, Judy Matchett, Linda Pryde, Loretta Edgerton, Maralyn Shirk, Mary Cummins, Raye Cobb, Ruth Catalinotto, and Sandy Bulakowski.
We have 2 new 39er’s this month, they are:
Loretta Edgerton and Marilee Jones
Karen Stott was missed in September.
Our trophy winners for October were:
Road Runner Award (low gross – Pat Wells… 37.0
LouAnn Garvin Tiger Award (low net) – Ruth Catalinotto…29.7
Hole-in-Wonder (most holes-in-one) – Carrie Scalzo…9
The door prize drawing this month will be for three gift cards!!! The winners were: JoAnn Ciaciuch, Pam Smith and Jan Talbot.
The 50/50 drawing was for $66… and the winner was Gay Uhl!!!
President Smith adjourned the luncheon with a parting thought…November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many positive things happening in our life.
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Submitted by Secretary Robbie Herrera, November 18, 2019.
MVLP LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES
October 14, 2019 – HOA1
President Pam Smith welcomed all the putters to a lovely, sunny day on the patio for this lunch.
She thanked Jo Ann Evans for the cute candy bags at each place setting, and Ann Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the lovely table decorations.
The Minutes of the luncheon in August was read by Secretary Robbie Herrera.
The Treasurer’s report was read and presented by Treasurer Deb Adinolfi.
Each month we recognize our Birthday Putters. This month there were 11 putters celebrating a new birthday. However, only two were at the luncheon. They were Lisa Jensema, 10/02 and Ro Conti, 10/27. We all sang “Happy Birthday” to these putters. The drawing for the gift card went to Birthday Putter Ro Conti.
The sign-up sheet for the Holiday Luncheon was circulated to those in attendance. The deadline for signing up is November 18th, after that deadline there will be another sign-up sheet for the seating chart, since HOA1 requires assigned seating when seated in the Vistas Dining Room. So, gather your fellow putters for those of you that want to sit together, for your seat selection. Also, guests may attend the Holiday Luncheon by paying $24 by November 18th.
The nominating committee usually introduces the slate of candidates for the 2020 Board. However, the Board was the nominating committee this year. I will present the 2020 Board to you, they are:
EJ Snearly will move from Vice President to President
Jean Kraus will be Vice President/President-Elect
Robbie Herrera will remain as Secretary
Phyllis Meierhenry will be Treasurer
Pat Storey will remain Webmaster & Statistician
Sandy Strack will remain our Membership and Institutional Memory
Joan Davis will be Special Events Coordinator
Donna Vargas and Geri Grant (absent) will remain the Event Advisors
Annette Moyle will be Member-at-Large for Scorecards
Jan Arruda will remain Member-at-Large for Committee Assignments
Lorna Kitchen will remain Member-at-Large for Monday Morning Assignments
Pam asked if there were any nominations from the floor…. There were none.
Vicki Streif motioned to accept the slate as presented, seconded by Linda Pryde. The slate was approved.
Congratulations to all of the candidates on their Board position in 2020.
Pictures were taken of the new Board.
We drew a name of a lucky putter for the monthly free lunch… and the winner was RAYE COBB!!! (Didn’t she win last month)?!!
The “Putting Down Under” event at Quail Creek is coming up on Wednesday, November 6th. We will meet at 7:30 to take pictures and board the bus. We will take 54 putters, so there will be a lottery if we exceed that number. Your check for $22 needs to be in the black box no later than 2pm on Wednesday, October 23rd. The menu is Kangaroo Tail (flank steak), Murphy (potatoes), Boomerangs (green beans), coffee, iced tea, and a cash bar. The dessert is chocolate moose (mousse).
Each month we award gift cards to those ladies who have completed their committee assignments. Those receiving their cards for the month of September are:
Chip Starters: Joan Devlin, Sheila Dahlgren and Myrl Carter Dahman (not present because she fell and broke her hip).
Course set-up: All “putter angels” this month who have already received their cards – Pam Brown, Pat Morris, Maralyn Shirk, and Marilee Jones.
Course take-down: Jan Talbot and Mary Beth Snyer
Putter Partner Event: Jean Kraus, Debbie Grafmiller, Linda Pryde, Patty Stark and Suzi Rizzo.
Every month we award those putters who make four or more holes-in-one and the money hole. These monies go on your HOA2 golf account to be used in the Pro Shop or the Restaurants. This month’s winners are:
5 holes-in-one: no one
4 hole-in-one: Jean Kraus, Mary Cummins and Marty Fisher
Money hole: Annette Moyle, Joan Devlin, Mary Cummins, Mary Beth Snyder, Maralyn Shirk (who is having cataract surgery), Judy Falewicz and Sandy Gianotti.
We have three new 39’ers this month… and they were all over-achievers!!
Kandi Conner, 38; Phyllis Meierhenry, 36; and Jo Ann Ciaciuch, 37
Our trophy winner for September were:
Road Runner Award (low gross)- Ro Conti 36.8
Lou Ann Garvin Tiger Award (low net) – Roberta Wisniewski 29.5
Hole-in-Wonder (most holes-in-one)- Jean Kraus, Maralyn Shirk and Ro Conti all with eight!!
We now have a door prize drawing for five gift cards!! The winners were:
Margie Nicholson, Annette Moyle, Ruth Brazill, Dottie Adams and Sheila Dahlgren.
How lucky are you feeling today? Pam asked everyone to get their tickets out and she drew the 50/50 with $77 to give out…. And the winner was Mary Williams!!!!
We all wished Gay Uhl, our past president, well wishes as she recovers from pneumonia.
President Pam Smith left us with a parting thought:
“…Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go…”
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P.S. As a post script, your MVLP Secretary would like to Thank Pam Brown for continuing the notes for these minutes, as I was pulled away for photos and the announcements continued.
Submitted by Secretary Robbie Herrera, October 15, 2019
Resubmitted by Secretary Robbie Herrera, October 16, 2019
September 9, 2019 – HOA1
Attendees were welcomed by President Pam Smith. President Smith extended a hearty thank you to Jo Ann Evans for the candy on the tables, to Ann Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the lovely table decorations, and acknowledged the great care our servers provide to us all!!
Each month we recognize our Birthday Putters. There are 11 this month!! Four Birthday Putters were present for this luncheon. They were:
Cathy Scott… 9/1; Sandra Valeton…9/13; Carolyn Johnson… 9/17 and Maralyn Shirk… 9/19.
We sang “Happy Birthday” and drew for a gift card …. And the winner of the Birthday Gift card was Maralyn Shirk!!
Then we drew the name of a lucky putter for the monthly free lunch. The winner of the free lunch was Raye Cobb!!
Minutes of the lunch for August was read by the Secretary, Robbie Herrera.
The Treasurer’s report was delivered by Deb Adinolfi.
The Putter Partner event is coming up on Thursday, September 26th. The deadline for your check is Monday, September 16thby 2pm. President Smith asked that we make sure to indicate your partner’s name as well as both of your choices for your entrees. If you turned your check in and forgot to indicate your meal choices, you will need to contact Jeannie Hepner to get your meal reserved. Again, the choices are 1/2lb Angus beef burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun; or the par 3 wrap, which is bacon, ham, turkey, black olives, pepperoncini, tomato with sub dressing in a tomato basil wrap, served cold. Both come with chips and a dill pickle. Dessert is a carrot cake cupcake. The cost is $18 per person, and there will be a cash bar.
The course will be closed for over-seeding on October 7th, we will not be putting that day. Also, remember that October 7this the deadline for your October 14thluncheon checks. Please get your checks in early. Our 2020 MVLP Board election will be at that luncheon. Please remember that when we resume putting on October 14thwe will be starting at 9:30,which is our fall/winter hours.
MVLP could not function without each of us volunteering for a committee assignment every year. When your assignment is completed you get a $10 HOA1 gift card, which can be used in the pro shop or the restaurant. The putters who earned their gift cards in August were:
Chip Starters: Kim Halper and Francine Fitt Mundy
Course setup: Ginny Jackson and a few putter angels; Raye Cobb, Sandy Strack and Pam Brown.
Course takedown: Sandra Valeton, Dottie Adams (received hers in July)
Teacher supplies: Dorothy Anderson and Susan Bodine.
Every month we award those putters who make four or more holes-in-one and the money hole. These monies go on your HOA2 golf account to be used in the Pro Shop or the restaurants. This month’s winners are:
5 holes-in-one: No one!
4 holes-in-one: No one!
Money Hole: Sandra Valeton and Donna Vargas.
We have one new 39er!! Wanda Ross earned her sticker, however, she is not here today to get it.
Our trophy winners for August are:
Road Runner Award, low gross was Linda Pryde, posting a 38.3
LuAnn Garvin Tiger Award, low net was Loretta Edgerton, posting a 30.7
Hole-in-Wonder, most holes-in-one, were (there are four), Donna Vargas, Joan Davis, Joan Devlin and Mary Cummins!
Now we will draw a name for our door prize. Today we have a couple of gift cards to hand out! The winners are: EJ Snearly and Donna Vargas!!!
And now is the drawing for the 50/50 … today the lucky winner gets $74 (WOW)!! And, … the winner is…WHAT!?!! THE WINNER IS DONNA VARGAS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!
President Smith left us with a parting thought:
Life’s greatest satisfactions include getting the last laugh, having the last word, and paying the last installment.
Thank you to all of you for attending this luncheon. Have a wonderful afternoon.
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Submitted by Robbie Herrera, secretary, September 11, 2019
Resubmitted by Robbie Herrera, secretary, September 14, 2019.
August 12, 2019 – HOA1
All attendees were welcomed by Vice President EJ Snearly. EJ told us that she is filling in while our President Pam Smith celebrates her 50thanniversary in Europe. EJ thanked Geri Grant for getting the yummy candy on all of the tables, and to Ann Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the Monsoon table decorations. She also gave a hearty thank you to our servers for taking great care of all of us.
EJ announce that Putter Partners is on Sept 26, 2019, and that Tucson and Mountain View will now be collecting the recycled items two times per month beginning Sept 30. She also announced that there were 24 hole-in-ones last week!!!!
EJ also gave a big thank you to all who donated to the school supply fund, we collected $800 which will be handed to the San Manuel School District/teachers.
And, she had one more announcement…. Our latest new 39er is Wanda Ross!
Each month we recognize our Birthday Putters. This month there are eight birthday putters, but only three are present; Jan Talbert, Dottie Adams (jury duty) and Mary Williams. We sang “Happy Birthday” to the special putters.
We always have a gift card drawing for one of the Birthday Putters. The winner of the birthday gift card is Mary Williams!
Next, we draw a name of a lucky putter for the monthly free lunch certificate. The winner for the free lunch is Deb Adinolfi!!!
Our Secretary, Robbie Herrera, presented highlights from the last luncheon.
Our Treasurer, Deb Adinolfi, read the treasurer’s report.
Each putter volunteers for an assignment to keep our organization running smoothly. The putters who earned their gift card for completing their assignments in July were:
Chip Starters: Joan Davis and Karol Tetone
Course set-up: Joyce Sutay and putter angels
Course take-down: Martha Hackworth and putter angels
And, every month we award those putters who make 4 or more holes-in-one and the money hole. These monies go on to your HOA2 homeowner’s account, which may be used in the Pro Shop or in the restaurants. This month’s winners are:
5 holes-in -one: no one
4 holes-in-one: no one
Money hole: Martha Hackworth, Mary Ann Cram, Pat Brothers and Sandy Strack.
Our trophy winners for June/July are:
Road Runner Award (low gross): Joyce Sutay, 37.5
LuAnn Garvin Tiger Award (low net): Dottie Adams 29.3
Hole-in-Wonder (most holes-in-one): Joyce Sutay and Pam Smith, 9
We now have a drawing for a gift card/door prize. The winner is Raye Cobb!!
And finally we will do a drawing for the 50/50, which is $62 cash…. And the winner is Betty Magee!!
Because it is Pam Smith’s 50thanniversary here is a quote from Henry Ford:
Henry Ford was asked his formula for a successful married life. He replied that it was the same formula that made his automobile successful: “Stick to one model.”
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Submitted on August 15, 2019 by Secretary Robbie Herrera
July 8, 2019 – HOA1
All attendees were welcomed by President Pam Smith, who also thanked everyone for wearing their red, white & blue! President Smith continued with the “Thank you’s” to Geri Grant for the candy on the tables, and to Ann Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the table decorations. President Smith also thanked our servers for always taking such good care of us and expressed appreciation for all they do.
Jeannie Hepner was invited to the podium to remind everyone that there is a drive for school supplies, which will benefit the San Miquel School District. Surprise, surprise… Jeannie and Vicki Strief put on a great skit for us to stress the importance of school supplies… it was wonderful! Then they passed a hat for donations…. Another wonderful SURPRISE… they collected $140.50 for school supplies!!!!!! (The amount is pending verification from our Treasurer). Bravo MVLPs and a heartfelt THANK YOU!!!!
Every month we recognize our birthday putters. There are 9 lady putters who are celebrating their birthday in July. Four of the ladies were at the luncheon, they were:
Annette Moyle – July 3
Deb Adinolfi – July 14
Geri Grant – July 22
Loretta Edgerton – July 26
We all sang “Happy Birthday” to these ladies and had a gift card drawing… the winner was, LORETTA EDGERTON!!
Then we drew the name of a lucky putter for the monthly free lunch… and the winner was, PATTY STARK!!
The minutes from the June luncheon were read by the Secretary, Robbie Herrera. Next, was the reading of the Treasurer’s report by Treasurer, Deb Adinolfi.
President Smith announced that EJ (our VP), has an XL MVLP Shirt and an XL MVLP Jacket if anyone needs to purchase one in that size.
Each putter volunteers for an assignment each year to keep our organization running smoothly. The putters who earned their gift card by completing their assignments in June were:
Chip Starters – Judy Haack and Lisa Jensema
Course Set-up – Pat Schweighardt, Dottie Adams and Cathy Scott
Course Take-down – Kathy Rambur and Ro Conti
Goofy Golf – Linda Edwards and Pat Morris
MVLP Board – Ann Cristofani, Deb Adinolfi, Donna Vargas, EJ Snearly, Geri Grant, Jan Arruda, Jeannie Hepner, Lorna Kitchen, Pam Smith, Pat Storey, Robbie Herrera and Sandy Strack.
Every month we award those putters who make 4 or more holes-in-one and the money hole. These monies go into your HOA2 homeowner’s account, to be used in the Pro Shop or in the restaurants. This month’s winners are:
5 holes-in-one – Joyce Sutay ($15)
4 holes-in-one – Pam Smith
Money hole – Lisa Jensema
There are no trophy winners this month because June/July will be combined and awarded next month. But we do have three new putters that earned their 39’er sticker!! They are: Marty Fisher, Pat Morris and Patty Stark.
Next, we did the drawing for the 50/50 with $59.50 in cash to give to…..Pat Brothers!! Yeah!!!
And finally, since we just celebrated Independence Day…the following thought was stated by President Smith:
“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right…”
REMINDER: WE ARE NOT PUTTING NEXT MONDAY, JULY 15, BECAUSE THE COURSE IS CLOSED FOR AERIFICATION.
Thank you for attending and have a wonderful afternoon!!
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Submitted by Secretary Robbie Herrera – July 11, 2019
Resubmitted July 16, 2019
June 10, 2019 – HOA1
President Pam Smith welcomed everyone to this June luncheon by announcing that today is National Iced Tea Day! She thanked Ellen Mandes for the candy on all of the tables, and also a hearty thank you to Ann Steinsvaag and Ruth Brazill for the table decorations.
Each month MVLPs recognize our birthday putters. This month there were 11, but only 7 of the putters are attending the luncheon. They are:
Sandy Bulakowski – June 10
Robbie Herrera –June 13
Kathy Rambur – June 17
Ann Cristofani –June 18
Pam Smith –June 22
Sandy Strack –June 24
Ruth Brazill –June 30
We sang “Happy Birthday” to all!!
The gift card drawing for the birthday putter goes to SANDY STRACK!!
The gift certificate for the free lunch goes to MARY CUMMINS!
President Smith announced that she sent a Newsblast out with the lunch minutes for May and hoped that everyone had an opportunity to read them.
Deb Adinolfi presented the Treasurer’s report.
President Smith then took the opportunity to thank our servers who always take great care of us…. We appreciate the great service!!
Each putter volunteers for an assignment each year, which keeps our organization running smoothly. The putters who earned their gift card by completing their assignments in May are:
Chip Starters – Marilee Jones and Loretta Edgerton
Course set-up – Maralyn Shirk and Maria Miller
Course take-down—Beryl Saner and Rondie Yancey
Moonlight Madness—Annette Moyle, Jeane Liske, Shelia Ratza, Debbie Elofson and Sharon Anderson
Event name tags—Fira Stout
Also, each month we award those putters who make four or more holes-in-one and the money hole. The monies go on your HOA2 homeowner’s account to be used in the Pro Shop or the Restaurants.
This month’s winners are:
Five holes-in-one: No One
Four holes-in-one: Diane Kirstine, Jeane Liske and Judy Matchett
Money hole: Kay Tomaszek, Annette Moyle, Dorothy Anderson ($20), Martha Hackworth, Pat Storey, Sandy Bulakowski and Jan Talbot.
Our trophy winners this month are:
Road Runner Award (low gross) – Judy Matchett, 37.3
Road Runner Award (low gross) – Judy Matchett, 29.3
Hole-in-Wonder (most holes-in-one) – Judy Matchett, 7
HOLY COW!!!! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME FOR ONE PUTTER TO WIN ALL THREE TROPHIES- WAY TO GO JUDY MATCHETT!!!!!
President Smith also announced that we will be combining the trophy winners for June and July due to limited putting because of aeration.
The 50/50 amount today is $63… and the winner is Ann Cristofani!!
Finally, now that we are well into June, President Smith said, I am glad it’s finally hot enough to complain about how hot it is!!
Thank you for coming and have a wonderful afternoon.
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Submitted by Robbie Herrera, secretary, on June 14, 2019.
Resubmitted by Robbie Herrera, secretary, on June 14 2019
May 13, 2019 – HOA1
The luncheon meeting was opened by President Pam Smith. She greeted all attendees and acknowledged Ellen Mandes for the candy on all of the tables.
We sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE 18 MAY LADY PUTTERS!! WOW- 18!!!
The birthday putters present at the lunch were Pat Wells, May 3; Elaine Pearson, May 20; Lynda Meyer, May 26; and Joan Davis, May 31.
The winner of the birthday gift card was Joan Davis!!
Next was the drawing for a free lunch…. And the winner was Jeannie Hepner!
The minutes of the last luncheon may be found on our website.
Deb Adinolfi read the Treasurer’s report.
President Smith thanked the servers who always take such good care of us, we all appreciate their great service.
Moonlight Madness is Thursday, May 16, 2019, and is always a fun event! Registration is at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm and putting will begin around 8pm.
Each year every putter volunteers for an assignment, which keeps our organization running smoothly. The putters who have earned their gift card by completing their assignments in April are:
Chip Starters: Mary Ann Cram and Elaine Pearson
Course Set-up: Pam Brown, Kandi Connor and Wanda Ross
Course Take-down: Pat Brothers and Dot Wilson
Ranchettes: Ginnie Schoepf, Kat Danner, Pat Doane, Pat Wysocki and Roberta Wisniewski.
Every month MVLP award those putters who make four or more holes-in-one and the money hole. These monies fgo on your HOA2 homewoner’s account to be used in the Pro Shop or the restaurants. This month the winners are:
Five holes-in-one: Pam Brown and Sandy Strack. * The Board recently voted to award this distinction with $15, rather than $10. This will go into effect next month.
Four holes-in-one: Jan Talbot, Kay Tomaszek, Lynn Pike, Nancy Jewitt and Norma McCaleb.
Money hole: Debbie Elofson, Geri Granat, Ginnie Schoepf, Jean Kraus, Kris Rudin, Pat Wells ($20), Sandy Strack and Susan Bodine.
And, if you achieve a score of 39 or less, you will get a sticker to put on your name tag. We have one new 39’er this month, which is Beryl Saner! However, Beryl is not at the luncheon today.
The trophy winners this month are:
Road Runner Award (low gross): Pam Brown, 36.7
LuAnn Garvin Tiger Award (low net): Dot Wilson, 30.7
Hole-in Wonder Award (most holes-in-one): Sandy Strack and Pam Brown, 9
Photos were taken of all our winners and a hearty congratulations to all of this month’s winners!!
The winner of the door prize drawing for a gift card was Joan Davis!! (And Joan drew her name from the basket – a two time winner)!!
The 50/50 drawing today is worth $63…. And the winner was Geri Grant!!
President Smith closed the lunch meeting with a special Mother’s Day thought (since yesterday was Mother’s Day):
“Life doesn’t come with a manual… it comes with a mother.”Thank you to all who joined us today, have a wonderful afternoon!!
Submitted by Robbie Herrera, secretary, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Revised on Friday, May 24, 2019