It took some doing, but we've definitely laid a strong foundation for a new disc golf club at Wingfoot State Park. We are in the process of finalizing the club's charter and we've established a strong connection with the Department of Parks and Recreation. They are essentially giving us carte blanche to do as we please with this course, including adding additional pin placements and holes. We've got many exciting plans for the course! But, before we can set those into motion, we need to establish a membership base.
So, to get the ball rolling, we are offering club memberships free of charge. These free memberships will be valid until March of 2011, when we will host our inaugural season-opening event, which will repeat on a yearly basis. We want the disc golf community to have a say in how things are run in this club and to work together to make the Zeppelins an amazing organization.
Here are the highlights of the Zeppelin's charter:
~ Yearly Season Opening Events. Memberships will need to be renewed at or after each of these events.
~ Monthly Meeting: Each month, the club will have a members-only event, that will be followed by a club meeting. At these meetings, each officer will be expected to make a report, and crucial information regarding club activities will be shared. This will also be a chance for members to speak their minds, and have input regarding club activities.
~ End of the Year Events
~ Two Membership Tiers:
~ Standard Tier: Bag Tag Challenge, monthly members-only events, a vote in club elections, intimate involvement in club related decisions and activities, entry fee discounts into tournaments at Wingfoot, and merchandise specials (not available with free membership).
~ Premium Tier: All Standard Tier benefits, plus customized club apparel, such as mini discs, hats, t-shirts, fly-dry polos, and golf towels.
~ Course Improvement: The Zeppelins are not making money for our organization, but rather for our courses. Our goal is to have all the bells and whistles at Wingfoot. Multiple pin placements, concrete tees, quality tee signs, benches and the most well-manicured course around. Plus, there's a ton of unused space at that park...who knows what we could do with that ;)
Also, if you have an interest in being involved in the club in a leadership roll, please let me know! We'd like to find two more people willing to assist with course maintenance and keeping track of the club roster.
On a personal note:
I am thrilled to be a part of getting this off the ground, but Jay Kovach was the one who did the behind-the-scenes work with Parks and Rec. He's done a great deal to get this thing off the ground. Thanks a bunch Jay!
Also, there is MUCH work to be done. We've barely gotten the ball rolling. It will take a community effort to make this work. A club is only as strong as its members. This club doesn't exists to serve the individual, but the community as a whole. Please be patient while we make things happen. Its takes time and effort. Don't be part of the problem. If you want something done, help to get it done. We will accomplish so much more by working together as a community!
Good things are happening! Sky's the limit!