Captains Report - Mick Fick
Match Secretary Without our “non playing Captain” Terry Bailey and her team we would certainly be chasing our tails, now that I have had almost daily dealings with her, I realize how efficient and proficient she is and nothing is to much trouble. .The playing numbers are down month on month compared to the previous year. The Oct 2016 game cannot be compared, as this was Jimmy Sales’ anniversary game, and we had visiting Nomads from all around the country for this game, however as it stands we are down an average of 14 rounds per game although 2018 started off very promising. Late payments and referencing remain an issue and the viability of a debtors system is being investigated 2016 MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Nomads 109 103 112 125 105 110 101 96 110 110 100 92 Visiting 2 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 41 5 1 Nomads Guests 6 13 8 15 4 2 8 4 4 6 13 8 Prospective 7 4 5 9 7 5 5 5 7 7 5 6 TOTAL 124 121 126 150 116 121 116 107 122 164 123 107 2017 MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Nomads 112 110 102 108 85 101 92 87 95 95 90 102 Visiting 0 3 3 3 1 1 3 5 2 3 9 nomads Guests 7 4 9 17 5 3 8 3 4 10 2 5 Prospective 5 2 3 4 1 1 2 5 4 5 5 2 TOTAL 124 119 117 132 91 106 103 98 108 112 100 118 Membership Jarrod Williams has quickly adapted to his new job description while still looking after the Easterns website The highlight of my year was awarding honourary membership to Philip Michaux and presenting Rob Wrighton with his 450 game badge. Year to date we have inducted 12 new members 5 members resigned in good standing 1 member left in bad standing Unfortunately we bid a final farewell to Mike Tarr, Vernon Langeveld, Clive Muller and Sue Kimber There are currently 12 prospective nomads Category Jan 2015 Jan 2016 Jan 2017 Jan 2018 Associate 12 5 7 8 Full 150 154 148 145 Honorary 10 9 10 9 Honorary Life 1 1 1 1 Non Active 15 13 12 10 Non Playing 6 5 5 6 Sponsor (Local) 4 2 0 0 Sponsor (National) 1 3 4 5 Suspensive 2 1 1 2 Total 201 193 188 186 Constitution A special Thanks to Warren Brits, my go to guy of which constitutional affairs was but one item.
Treasurer Dave Arnison has brought our books up to date and maintained them throughout the year. I would like to Thank Dave for what he has done for Easterns through the years and particularly this past year, even although he had retired to Southern Natal. This was not the ultimate situation but we could not find the right person for this position, however Graeme Goodrich has come to our rescue and they are busy with the handover process. We will present unaudited 2017 financial’s to this meeting and once completed by JD Hill make them available to all for scrutiny and comment, however should you have any questions in this regard Graeme will happy to answer them. Sponsorship Les Matthews managed this portfolio ensuring that we have sponsors for the magazine and every monthly game, Mark Ablett together with the sponsorship officer will be doing an extensive advertising drive for the magazine in the coming year. Golforama Although Jimmy Sales has not been at his healthiest this past year one of Easterns Stalwarts has still fulfilled his commitment’s, together with Les Floyd they assisted Swaziland Nomads with the Investec Cup as well as Lowveld Nomads with Origins of Golf at Highland Gate. The following Tournaments were supported by Easterns Nomads 7 Big Easy Tournaments 3 Middle East and North Africa (MENA ) 3Sun International Nedbank Golf Challenge Joburg Open S A Open Tshwane Open PGA Championship Vusi Ngubeni Qualifying School Sunshine Tour First Stage Qualifying School Sunshine Tour Final Stage Qualyfing School Two additional Tournaments were added namely Steyn City and the Tour Championships PRO During the first year of Glenbrynth’s National Sponsorship, the transition from the previous sponsor was relatively slow as can be expected, however the lack of stock and an underperforming representative added to the problem. Since Mike Nathan took over the region, stock has been made available to most of the clubs on the Easterns playing Calendar and any special requests from Stephen Malherbe have been favourably answered. The distribution of the brand has also increased and as a result is now freely available at Liquor stores across the East Rand. Easterns Nomads have taken to the brand extremely well and as a result the brand has received the benefit that comes from the networking capacity of Nomads. Since the purchase of SAB Miller, the Castle Lite sponsor was changed to Stella Artois and cut by 6 cases per month amongst other cutbacks. Easterns Nomads are still getting to grips with the Stella Artois brand, mainly due the price, and with Castle Lite still being the preferred taste. The Easterns Nomads facebook page has grown exponentially to the point that advertisement space is equivalent to that of the magazine. Easterns Nomads facebook page will also be used to market its local and national sponsors by posting and sharing specific adverts on a monthly basis. Equipment and Clothing Rob Gordon has sorted out stock levels and got rid of redundant stock. He is assisting Warren Brits who is responsible for constitutional matters with the major task of replacing the altar. Score Control Bertus De Klerk did a sterling job and kept everyone on their toes.