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Eastern Shore Golf Superintendents Hold Strategic Planning Meeting

Queenstown Md – The Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course
Superintendents recently held its first strategic planning meeting, in
conjunction with representatives from the Golf Course Superintendents
Association of America.   The goal of this
strategic planning session is to help local chapters like the ESAGCS to
establish a framework that helps them to focus on accomplishing specific goals
and broaden the scope of member involvement.    

The
ESAGCS Board of Directors, made up of local golf course superintendents and
golf vendor representatives, met with GCSAA Mid-Atlantic Field Staff Representative
Chase Rogan, and GCSAA Associate Director of Chapter Outreach Steve Randall. The
mission of the session was to help the chapter design a roadmap of activities
for the coming months and years to help build additional momentum of a
well-organized chapter.

With
guidance from Randall and Rogan, the ESAGCS board participated in an
analysis exercise to determine the strengths, challenges, opportunities and
risks of the chapter.  This analysis was
critical to helping the ESAGCS formulate a new mission statement, and new
vision statement, and establish short and long term chapter goals.

ESAGCS
President Mike Salvio, CGCS of Ocean City Golf Club was very satisfied with the
meeting results –  
 
“I think the meeting
had a lot of value, in that everyone had input to share.  It was very productive and will add to the
value of both local and national GCSAA memberships.  We will implement many of the ideas we
discussed over the next year.”
 
Some meeting highlights include:

ESAGCS New Mission Statement:

Members joining together for finer turfgrass by providing
valuable programs and services to support our profession.

ESAGCS Vision Statement:

  • Be
    viewed as an organization that values camaraderie and networking opportunities
  • Be
    viewed as a GO-TO resource for all things golf course management
  • Value
    industry partner/vendor support

ESAGCS Goals:

  • Improve outreach and communications to all our members and
    sponsors
  • Increase the value of the association to all members
  • Take a greater role in involving the development and
    participation of assistants
A full report of the meeting may be made available upon request.
 
-CB