April Update to Members

10 Apr 2020 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

April Update

Purcell Golf informs us that they plan on opening in early May, subject to current weather forecasts and work required by the grounds crew to prepare the course for play. The course has sustained more winter damage than usual so this will require some extra time from Tim and crew to work their usual magic.

With the current COVID-19 situation it is difficult to know for sure if the course opening date might be further delayed. Golf courses are classified as non-essential services under current Provincial Health Orders. Unlike most other provinces, non-essential services may still operate in BC under certain conditions. This is why some courses in the lower mainland are still open while others have decided to remain closed. We will have to wait and see where things go from here.

AGM – The AGM was previously scheduled for May 12th.  With current restrictions on public gatherings we will defer the AGM until further notice. At the moment the agenda consists of routine society matters, so unless things change we have no pressing need to conduct the AGM.

Call for New Board Members

We will have some openings for new board members as we re-focus our efforts on managing a member- centric society. Our immediate needs include leading our membership program in addition to co-ordinating member events. Send us an email at directors@kimberleygolfclub.com if you have an interest in joining the board.

Update - Investments by Purcell Golf – If you have been following the communications related to the sale of the golf course, you are aware that there is a binding commitment by Purcell Golf to invest a minimum of $175,000 in improvements to the course and facilities by mid - April. Given the current situation, they have not been able to move forward with contractors and suppliers as planned. Purcell has requested an amendment of our agreement to extend the dates for the $175.000 investment and starting the new holes by a maximum of one additional year. We are in the process of granting this extension as it seems reasonable in the circumstances. All other terms and conditions will remain unchanged.

Monthly Payment Plan Members – As previously indicated, we are moving the monthly payments to a new provider. We are now ready to do this in time for the April payment cycle. A separate e-mail will be sent out to each monthly payment plan member to confirm membership details and provide further instructions.

Event Planning

Our events for the season are now posted on the new Members website (kimberleygolfclub.com). In addition to club events there are a couple of other events with more to be added as we receive details. It may yet be necessary to cancel or reschedule some events so please refer back to the website for up to date information. 

If you require any further information please send an e-mail to directors@kimberleygolfclub.com.

Kimberley Golf Club

PO Box 241

Kimberley BC

V1A 2Y6

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