President Mick's August 2018 Newsletter
Please see attached Mick's Presidential newsy newsletter. Please don't hesitate to contact Mick if you have any queries or wish to assist in any way.
UPDATE Belvoir Park NOW Scoops 4 Pennant Flags !!!!
In addition to the men winning 3 flags, our women have now done us proud also. Division 3 women won convincingly and Division 2 women had to come down to a 3 hole play off in the Final Event against Axedale, and unfortunately just got beaten.
A very fine performance by all our women who played in the teams, many were down as emergencies and stepped in without batting an eyelid.
Big thanks to Jenny Warren with her organizing of the BPGC pennant teams.
Withe the men's pennant the final round was played on home ground and produced 3 terrific results for our club.
Congratulations also to Tony Conley, winning Gold Medal & Adam Glatz Silver Medal - Players of the 2018 Pennant
Attached is GCV Medial Release giving a full run down of our wins.
2018 Opening Day Presentations
Opening Day - Sat 17th March 2018
Players & friends gathered in the clubhouse before the pm hit off for the official opening of the 2018/19 season. President Mick spoke about our long and very valued members and called on John House to be presented with a 40 years Membership medal. John was a tireless worker & was instrumental in the introduction & completion of the sand scrapes to greens and manager of Work for Dole Program.
John & wife Jill
Bruce Pain was then called upon to receive a framed certificate indicating his 68 years of membership. Bruce joined Belvoir Park Golf Club at the very young age of 16 years but didn't play official competition until the age of 18 years (as was the rules). Bruce is a well liked and respected member who is a Past President & held committee positions in past years and though nowadays he doesn't play much golf, he still keeps a very active interest, coming out most weeks & riding around in a cart.
Bruce's wife Patti, (a past Ladies President) then spoke warmly of husband & wife team - Frank & Merrilyn Kinsman. Both having over 50 years with the Club. Frank was the Bendigo Advertiser weekly results reporter for many years and has been instrumental in contacting members of the club in their sickness or absences, a position which they are both so ably suited to. Frank accepted the framed certificates for himself & Merrilyn in her absence.
Frank Kinsman & Patti Pain
Frank then took the microphone & recapped to the members the many happenings throughout his time at the club. He & Merrilyn have enjoyed the friendships gained and thanked the Committees and volunteers for their contribution and stated that they were very proud to have belonged to the Club. He hoped all members receive the same enjoyment at the club and officially declared the 2018/19 season open.
Our 'Good Samaritan' volunteers !!!
There are many times when some of our golfers just seem to 'go missing' and often that golfer may be hospitalised, unwell or going through some tough times. Over the past couple of years we have a wonderful couple who have taken on the volunteer role of our 'Good Samaritans'.
Frank and Merrilyn Kinsman, both long time members of our club (40+ years member medallists), have been quietly keeping in touch with many of our sick or missing members and letting them know that our Club does care for all our members.
Anyone who has received a phone call from either Frank or Merrilyn will know just how good they are at working in this position. Their phone calls are unobtrusive and always in such a kind & caring manner that recipients certainly feel that they are being thought of and as valued members, their presence is certainly missed from our club.
We have many members volunteering for many jobs around the club but this role is sure to be unique to our club. It is one that we need to embrace and feel proud that we have two members who are so good at the 'Good Samaritan' role.
To assist Frank or Merrilyn, if you know of any member who may benefit from a phone call - please let them know - they often have to rely on other members letting them know of anyone's ill health/fortunes.
Frank and Merrilyn Kinsman's contacts are -
Phone number is - 5447 8161 or email email@example.com