VIP November 2019

ideas and programs you would like to see for the 2020 Season. Links to the surveys can be found on the Member Central page of the Member website. The final results of the U.S. Women’s Mid- Amateur have been completed. After all of the donations, revenues, and expenses were tallied and accounted for, the event resulted in a very slight positive Net Income of $258.92. The event generated $250,693.85 in revenue through a combination of contributions, merchandise sales, food and beverage sales, and in-kind donations. Expenses totaled $250,434.93 related to volunteers, hospitality, facilities and course maintenance, player amenities, labor and transportation costs. We anticipate this net income will increase slightly by year-end as we still have a few items of Mid-Am logo merchandise for sale in the Meadow golf shop. You can review the financial summary for more detail by clicking on this link . We have received numerous thank you cards from the players and USGA officials for hosting such a well-run event and for making everyone feel so welcome. A sincere thank you to all of the Members who donated either time or money, or both, to make this event the success that it was – we could not have done it without your support. This issue of the Voice contains a full preview of the wonderful holiday events we have planned during the Winter Season at Forest Highlands. Be sure to mark your calendar now to attend our New Year’s Eve Gala on Tuesday, December 31 and ring in 2020 at your paradise in the wintry pines! I have many blessings that I am grateful for this year and I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Patty Ashbrook, MBA, CCM General Manager / COO pashbrook@fhgc.com

Patty Ashbrook, General Manager

As the 2019 Summer Season officially comes to a close, I want to take a moment to thank all of the Members and Staff for the warm and welcoming reception you have given to me in my first season as your General Manager. It has been an honor and a delight to take on this responsibility and I have truly enjoyed every moment. It has been a great experience meeting so many of you at the Friday night Cooldowns, at dinner in the Canyon or Meadow dining rooms, at the holiday BBQ events, and especially at the Coffee with the GM gatherings. While the majority of Members are now back at your winter residences, I hope that you will take some time to come up to the snow country over the winter and enjoy the many activities and events that we have planned. If I don’t see you this winter, I look forward to seeing you again next summer and I promise to do my best at remembering everyone’s names! Congratulations to the three newly elected Board Members: Mike Cahill, Joc Jacquay and Todd Weber. Their terms will begin January 1 and we look forward to working with you in the coming years and benefitting from your knowledge and experience. Our three outgoing Board Members, John DiVall, Bob Scott and Curt Smith deserve a heartfelt thank you and deep appreciation for each of their six years spent on the Board governing and directing the strategic vision of the Club. Your dedication to improving Forest Highlands on behalf of the Membership is commendable. A quick reminder that the annual Season End Department Surveys were emailed out at the end of September. If you haven’t filled them out yet, we encourage you to take a few moments and provide us with your constructive responses and suggestions so we can make appropriate changes to our operation and implement new

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