Happy Masters week everyone!! After enjoying some incredible weather over the past week, at least the return to cooler temps coincides with the Masters. I'll enjoy watching guilt-free, with many of my outdoor choirs completed last week.
A couple quick updates. We sent out the notice for the Annual Meeting and the annual election ballots. The board developed plans for both in-person and virtual formats of the meeting. With the rise in Covid cases around the state and changes to meeting sizes, we made the decision to hold the virtual version of Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held December 7 at 9:00 AM. There is no charge for this meeting. Please register here: 2020 Annual Meeting
The meeting will feature an education segment from Mike McClellan of the Mobile Weather Team, an update from CIGCSA, scholarship award announcements, and the election. We plan to keep each segment under 30 minutes and total time under 3 hours. It can be hard to stay focused on virtual meetings and we hope we've found a format that keeps your interests.
We are partnering with GCSAA to help facilitate this meeting. GCSAA did a great job holding a virtual version of the Chapter Delegates meeting in late October. A few items discussed were: changes to Certification Program, a dues increase, and the Virtual GIS. The delegates also heard from the candidates for the 2021 Board of Directors. This years candidates were an impressive group and GCSAA continues to raise the bar year after year. We will provide more details on the Delegates meeting at the Annual Meeting.
As mentioned above, scholarship awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting on Dec 7. There has been a couple emails sent with the application forms. We will be awarding two traditional awards, similar to years past, and also a new award geared towards providing opportunities for continued education in turf sciences. Please take a close look at these awards and provide the information to anyone you feel may qualify. If you are unsure of meeting qualification requirements please reach out to any board member and we will help. For full application requirements and links to applications please click on this link: http://www.ci-gcsa.com/Scholarships
Thanks for reading!
Travis Williams, CGCS
2020 CIGCSA President