VIP August 2019

Patty Ashbrook, General Manager / COO

Just prior to the Women’s Mid-Am we will be holding our annual member Town Hall meeting on Saturday, August 31 at 3:00pm . This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates for the upcoming Board of Director election as well as hear updates from the board on the #FH2025 strategic planning process, a financial update and operational projections for 2019, and of course an opportunity for Q&A. The third Coffee with the GM was held on Wednesday, July 24. The seven members in attendance discussed topics with me ranging from speeding to bicyclists to basic traffic safety such as making a full stop at a stop sign. We kindly ask that everyone please be careful and courteous of others on the roadways, follow posted speed limits and come to a full STOP at stop signs. See page 13 for more safety and general reminders. The next Coffee with the GM will be on Thursday, August 29 from 8:00-9:00am at the Meadow Family Recreation Center. Hope to see you there! Patty Ashbrook, MBA, CCM General Manager / COO

After a slow start to the season in May and early June, the past 6 weeks have seen a tremendous increase in the number of members using the Club amenities. It was wonderful to see so many members with their family and friends enjoying the Independence Week activities, the Foundation set a new record at the Bearfoot in the Pines Dinner & Auction fundraiser, the Ladies Swingfest was highly successful without a drop of rain or lightning delay, and the kid’s drama performance of Aladdin this past Saturday was simply stellar. So many amazing memories were made this past month! August signals that the summer season here at Forest Highlands has officially hit the midway point. It is also the time of year when many of our families head out to start a new school year. While we may see some of our weekday use ease up, we still expect very busy weekends as we prepare for our annual golf Club Championships, the Tennis Club Invitational, an array of special dining events and fun recreation programs to keep your weekends active. Be sure to check out all of the events listed throughout this issue of the Voice for more information. Speaking of preparations, we are now a short 6 weeks away from hosting the 33rd U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship starting on September 14. A huge thank you goes out to Joc Jacquay, Championship Chair and his wife Lynne andall of themembersservingasCommitteeChairs for volunteering their time and talents to make this event a success! Another huge thank you goes out to the 32 members who have already supported the Championship through their contributions ranging from $150 - $3,500 and the 46 members who have signed up to volunteer during the event. We still need many more volunteers and of course we also need additional contributions to make it the best it can be. Please see page 11 for a link to the Volunteer and Supporter website with more information on how you can help. All contributions are tax-deductible through the FHEAGO 501c3.



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