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2020 President’s Letter
Dear ESAGCS Members,
The ESAGCS BOD has been working hard to get many great facilities and speakers on our 2020 schedule. We appreciate the continued support from our vendors, superintendent members, as well as the golf courses that will be hosting us this year!
We encourage our members to mark your calendars and sign up early, as our participation is key to making these events a success. We appreciate all of your feedback on our annual Turf Conference and are excited to announce that we will be back in Dewey Beach, DE November 3-5th. The Hyatt Place Dewey Beach will be our host for another great lineup of speakers along with golf at King’s Creek Country Club.
We have continued to fine-tune the registration process on our esagcs.org website. We encourage all of our members to register and sign up for monthly events through the website by using the PayPal link. The link will give you the option of signing up and entering your member information as a guest or you can register an account to use for future registration. We are also offering the membership prepay option for yearly dues and monthly events. If you are not able to attend a meeting, please consider sending your assistant. We want to get the future of our association involved.
The Board has made every effort to keep our sponsorship rates low and keep our value high and we strongly urge our members to support your business. To continue to be able to keep the cost of membership and our monthly meetings low while providing the opportunity to play at some top-notch golf courses and to receive valuable education throughout the year, the ESAGCS Board of Directors agreed to a modest increase in our partnership packages this year, the first increase since 2012.
If your employer can’t or won’t pay for your meeting attendance or membership, PLEASE send me an email or call me. We have many vendors who would be very happy to sponsor you. Your inquiries are confidential. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my cell is 410-200-8221. If you have any issues or questions regarding registering or payment on our esagcs.org website, please contact our Executive Administrative Secretary, Danielle Haley at 302-423-7492 or email@example.com.
Lastly, please fill out the new membership application with your dues. This will help us update our member directory.
See you at the 2020 meetings!
2019 Turfgrass Sponsorship Letter
Believe it or not, it’s fall conference time again! On behalf of the Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course Superintendents, we want you to know we truly appreciate all the support you have given our association and its activities over the years. Our association continues to remain strong and this year we have been very successful with our efforts at monthly meetings, fundraising, and education. The ESAGCS board and conference committee hopes that with your continued support, our association will continue to serve the industry and our members by providing a memorable experience and educational conference again this November.
This year will be our thirteenth anniversary of the annual ESAGCS Fall Turfgrass Conference and once again, we have another outstanding line up of speakers. The country’s top turf industry researchers, consultants and more fill out the schedule. The conference will be held at a new venue in Dewey Beach, DE, November 5th – 7th, 2019 at the Hyatt Place. We are excited about this new venue and when combined with our educational line up, you won’t want to miss being a part of this event!
The ESAGCS conference committee once again requests your support and participation in the 2019 Eastern Shore Fall Turfgrass Conference. The board and membership truly understand that without your involvement this conference would not be possible and we sincerely appreciate your sponsorship. For the first time since 2014, we are raising the rate for our Conference Presenting Sponsor level; all other levels will remain the same. Due to rising costs of speakers and our commitment to keep costs as low as possible for attendees while providing as much value as possible, the conference committee agreed that it was essential to raise the rate for this critical sponsorship level. Additionally, you will see some changes in new sponsorship opportunities and a removal of some old sponsorship opportunities. The following pages outline the sponsorship opportunities in more detail.
Once again, thank you for your continued support of the Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course Superintendents. If you have any questions or feedback regarding the 2019 Eastern Shore Fall Turfgrass Conference, please contact Joe Perry or Danielle Haley by email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Joe Perry, CGCS
Mike Salvio, CGCS
ESAGCS Fall Conference Committee
Delaware’s Golf Course Best Management Practices
Delaware’s Golf Course Best Management Practices committee is proud to announce the publication of the document Best Management Practices for Delaware Golf Courses and its companion website (delawaregolfbmp.org).
Delaware’s golf course superintendents, in partnership with University of Delaware scientists, developed these research-based, voluntary guidelines specifically for the state of Delaware. In addition, state agency representatives from a number of departments within the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and the Delaware Department of Agriculture reviewed these guidelines in draft final form and their input provided valuable assistance in finalizing the guidance.
In addition to the state’s pesticide regulations, these BMPs not only protect natural resources, they also afford the opportunity for superintendents to be recognized by club members, the community at large, and state officials as environmental stewards.
Superintendents can begin using our state BMPs to enhance your facility operations, as a communication tool for golfers at your facility, and as a learning experience for your staff. The GCSAA has developed an on-line tool that allows superintendents anywhere in Delaware to use the state BMPs and then adapt specifically for your facility. More information on using the GCSAA’s on-line tool is available on their website at www.gcsaa.org.