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EWGA San Antonio Newsletter December 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
:: President's Message
:: What's Happening
:: Handicap Corner
:: Best Wishes!!
:: News from EWGA
:: End-of-Year Celebration
How exciting. My first President's message for the EWGA San Antonio
Chapter Newsletter. What can I say, except that I am so honored to have
achieved this position. Having been a member of EWGA since 2005, I feel it
has become such a part of me and now it feels even better to be able to give
so much more back. I'm hoping everyone is looking forward to a great year and I want you to know that
the 2010 Board is already working hard to bring you great golf events, social and networking
opportunities and educational series. Just to give you a glimpse of the wonderful things you can expect
for the coming year, we'll be holding our Annual Snowflake tournament in February, our amazing Kick Off
Gala in March and in the early summer we'll be holding our Chapter Championship. The Chapter
Championship has always held a special place for me, as it was one of the first events I volunteered for.
Follow that year with a couple more as volunteer support, then chairing the event and finally in 2009 my
first attempt at participating in the event. What a lot of fun. It just shows that there are so many
activities to participate in and that opportunities exist around every turn when you are a member of a
group as great as this.
With that said, I'd like to repeat my message from this year's annual celebration. My goal for 2010 is to
have each member volunteer for at least 1 event. Whether it is setting up a tee time for the Events
Committee, calculating score cards at the Chapter Championship, or working the registration area for any
of our other tournaments throughout the year, one act of volunteerism will help you see the full scope of
the EWGA San Antonio Chapter. Come out and enjoy the fun from all angles.
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Congratulations to our Newlyweds
Terri West and Brad Martin
The wedding was beautiful. The
Saturday, December 5th: 11:00 a.m. Tee Honorable Judge Janet Littlejohn (also
Time at Northern Hills Golf Club of EWGSA fame) presided.
Upcoming 2010 Event
2010 Snowflake Tournament
Date: February 2010
Location: LaCantera Resort
Check back early in January for
The bride and groom followed the script
until it came time to love, honor and
cherish, etc. They promised all of the
above. However, there was a contest
over the community property. Neither
will share their golf clubs. A true golf
We have a runner As a side note, Gretchen did a
amongst us marvelous job with the cake. The
picture does not do justice to the golf
Congratulations to EWGA
Member Liz Lesnek who
successfully completed the
2009 San Antonio Half Marathon.
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We networked, enjoyed a fabulous meal, thanked our outgoing Board,
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welcomed our incoming Board, and recognized outstanding member achievements and contributions at
our Annual Celebration held at the Petroleum Club. Dawn Vernon recognized and thanked former
Presidents for all their contributions to the success of our Chapter. Dawn warmly thanked our outgoing
2008-2009 Board members for serving on our Board and presented each Board member with a gift.
Kathy Holbrook our incoming President recognized Dawn for her outstanding contributions to our Chapter
this year and thanked her with gifts: a colorful EWGA logo golf seat cover and jewelry.
2008-2009 Board Let's Meet the 2010 Board
President Dawn Vernon President Kathy Holbrook
Vice President Kathy Holbrook Vice President Kitty Meyers
Secretary Kitty Meyers Secretary Shirley Craig
Treasurer Julie Lewis Treasurer Pat Elliott
Communications Laurie Casias Communications Teri Scooler
Golf Education Gretchen Garceau-Kragh Golf Education Gretchen Garceau-Kragh
Golf Events Linda Gaida Golf Events Linda Gaida
Handicap Barbara Peeler Handicap Barbara Peeler
Leadership Pat Elliott Leadership Gale Haradon
League Donna Hester League Fran DuBose
Membership Melinda Hipp Membership Melinda Hipp
Social Events Frances Trevino Social Events Frances Trevino
Sponsorship Terri West Sponsorship Terri West
Past President Debbie Cesaro Immediate Past Dawn Vernon
Our 2008-2009 Leadership Chair Pat Elliott, announced our annual award winners, presenting each with a
trophy and a gift certificate. Our Sportsman of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year
were all selected based on nominations from our membership. Our Most Improved Golfer was selected
based on change in handicap. Our Outstanding Participant was selected based on attendance at our
Chapter golf events. Our 2009 award winners:
Sportsman of the Year - Delia Alderete
Most Improved Golfer - Terri West
Rookie of the Year - Shannon West
Outstanding Participant - Terri West
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Volunteer of the Year - Melinda Hipp
Congratulations to each of our award winners for your accomplishments and contributions!
Thank you to everyone that attended this year's event! We look forward to a great 2009-2010 and to
seeing you at next year's Celebration!
Our Sponsors - click on the links to visit their websites
Please visit our sponsors and let them know you appreciate their commitment to
EWGA San Antonio.
LaCantera Golf Club
Woodlake Golf Club
Barbara Peeler, Owner
1205 E. Johnson Street
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The Bandit Golf Club
The Buckhorn Golf Club
The Republic Golf Club
Pecan Valley Golf Club
Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Pro Golf of San Antonio
1205 N. 1604 West, Suite 232
San Antonio, TX
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PGA Teaching Professional
Frost National Bank
Legacy Mutual Mortgage
The Hyatt Hill Country Resort
The Maverick Golf Club
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Judge Janet Littlejohn
150th District Court
Pleasanton Country Club
1801 McGuffin Drive
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