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Edition-Fri Nov. 16th, 2020

NENY Fall Membership Meeting

Virtual Fall Meeting: Monday, Nov. 16th 
MSRs:  3 Required MSR Credits for Class A Members who ARE LOGGED IN DIGITALLY (NOT VIA TELEPHONE)
FREE - No Cost for attendance

REGISTRATION: It is important to Pre-Register for the Meeting via our usual Blue Golf Event registration link per normal by Fri, Nov. 13. 

Steps/Directions to Join Virtually - Please click HERE.

Register HERE

Supreme Golf Webinar(S)  - FREE 

You've heard about the new partnership with Supreme Golf & PGA of America - now take a brief amount of time to LEARN about this unique Tee Time opportunity. 

We have 2 Webinars scheduled with Jay Warnock, VP of Business Development at Supreme Golf who walk through a FAQ's about the new partnership and the benefit to facilities to utilize and be a part of the platform to get your facility listed. 

*FREE Google MEETs Seminar
*1 MSR Education Credit
*Seminars will be 30 minutes in length with Q&A to follow.
*1 MSR Education Credit 

Monday, November 23rd - REGISTER HERE
for PGA Members/Associates - please feel free to invite your owners/general managers/key decision-makers 

Monday, November 30th REGISTER HERE
for PGA & Non-PGA facilities   - please feel free to invite your owners/general managers/key decision-makers 

Registration: PGA Members & Associates MUST register in advance and will then receive a separate invitation to join the Google MEET for the webinar. 

NENY PGA - Candidates Finalized for Election
As a reminder, all NENY PGA members who meeting voting eligibility must be logged into a digital device to in order to vote in the elections during the November 16th NENY PGA Fall Membership Meeting.

The deadline date to announce candidacy has passed (Nov. 2) due to the virtual meeting limitations there will be NO calls from the floor for Board position openings. 

2 Secretary Candidates & 4 Board-Director-at-Large Candidates
Office of Secretary:
Matt Daley, Head Professional (Schenectady Municipal GC)
Craig McLean, Director of Golf/GM (The Edison Club)

Director-at-Large Board Candidates:
Kevin Cain, Assistant Professional (Colonie G&CC)
Jeremy Kerr, Head Professional (Mohawk GC)
Anders Mattson, Owner/Director of Instruction (AndersMattsonGolf)
Matt McPhillips, Assistant Professional (Pinehaven CC)

View Candidate Announcement Letters HERE & Election Info

Membership Updates
Bill Richardson, PGA Director of Golf at Saratoga Spa Golf Course has moved to Life Member Retired classification.

NENY PGA Governance/Committee Service 
With the change of NENY PGA Section Officers/Elections, the new NENY PGA Section President will be naming new Committee Chair's who in turn select their own Committee Members.

If you have an interest in a certain area of focus or would like to become more involved please contact Tracie at the Section Office or Rich Scott, NENY PGA Vice President at richardscott@pgahq.com

NENY PGA Tournament Director
Employment Posting 

The NENY PGA Section Board of Director's has completed the employment opportunity and posting for the Section's Tournament Director position. The posting is listed in serveral places including the PGA of America's Job Board, on our own NENY PGA Section Employment Job Board page, and will be distributed and promoted within the other PGA of America Section offices and networking channels.

View the Tournament Director Position   HERE
Deadline for Resume Submissions: Nov. 30, 2020

Tentative Timeline/Process
November Job posting via PGA Job Board, PGA Sections communication, Direct Email to NENY PGA membership and surrounding PGA Sections
November 30 - Resume deadline 
November/December Interviewing Phases 1 & 2
  *Phase 1 - By NENY PGA Section Staff. Locality dependent (local individuals can be in person, distance-related or out of state will likely require Google Meet/alternatives due to NY State travel restrictions).
   *Phase 2 - NENY PGA Section staff and Executive Officers for in-person. COVID/NY state related travel restrictions to be factored in appropriately.
December/January - Final interviewing/Selection/Offer
January 30 Start Date if not before 

We urge all of our NENY PGA Section members to continue to be diligent with your safe practices and follow your state and local authorities guidance being issued as it relates to your business.

New York State - Latest Guidance issued in effect as of today, Fri, Nov. 13th includes:
Restaurants/Bar in-person service closing at 10pm  - Please view HERE

Massachusetts - effective as of Nov. 6th a stay-at-home-advisory has been issued between the hours of 10pm-5am and local counties/cities have also started issuing guidance orders related to restricting in person restaurant/food service. - Please view HERE 
PGA Board of Directors determined at their last meeting that there would be an extension in PGA membership dues for FYE 2021 dues process as well. Dues invoices will be produced on May 1st as usual but the deadline to pay will be extended from the usual June 30th date to August 31, 2021. Additional updates on this will be shared in early 2021. 

Terminations for this year's (2020) non-payment of dues have been processed retroactive to June 30, 2020, the end of the prior Membership Year. Overall there were 1,608 individuals dropped for non-payment, compared to around 1,150 in a typical year. PGA of America will work with any members who still have outstanding dues for 2020.  
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