2017 Annual Foundation Member Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 23 @ 2:00 pm

 

Location: Venetian Room

 

Retiring from Board: Martha Campbell, Meaureen Heakin, John Peters

 

Board Nominees: Peter Griggs, Chris Madigan, Bill Matthews (3 positions available)

 

Proxy: To approve the Board Nominees, we must have a quorum, either by personal attendance at the meeting or by proxy.  Whether or not you intend to attend the meeting, please return your proxy form by February 22, 2017:

  • Electronically reply to the meeting notice e-mail sent to you
  • Deliver the completed form to the Clubhouse for placement in the Foundation mailbox
  • Mail the completed form to

The Venice Golf and Country Club Foundation

250 Venice Golf Club Drive

Venice, FL  34292 

Proxy Form for 2017 Annual Meeting.pdf
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2016 Annual Meeting Minutes.pdf
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2016 Annual Foundation Member Meeting

Date: Foundation members held their annual meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

 

Directors: Kurt Cowan, Marc Fenton, Edie Haack and Sharon Williams were unanimously elected to serve on the Board of Directors.

 

Bylaws: Members unanimously approced a bylaws amendment that empowers the Board of Directors to sponsor special fundraising events and donate 100% of the event proceeds to one or more specified not-for-profit organizations. The amendment requires the Board to vet recipients to ensure that donated funds will be used in accordance with the Foundation's mission.

 

Recognition: Retiring directors Peter Campisi, Deborah Sanders, William Schaffnit and Gary Felfoldy received certificates of appreciation for their service to the Foundation and dedication to its mission of "giving beyond our gates". Gary received a special award for his seven years on the Board as treasurer, secretary and president.

Annual Meeting 2016.ppt
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2015 Annual Foundation Member Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

Participation: 90 Foundation members participated through attendance or proxy authoriztion.

 

John Peters was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors.

 

Cindy Wood was honored for her many years of dedicated service to the Foundation and the community.

 

Bylaws Amendments

 

Approved:

  • Change the name of the organization to "The Venice Golf and Country Club Community Foundation".
  • Open membership to "all current and former residents and members" of VGCC.
  • Base annual grant cap decisions on the previous fiscal (calendar) year.

Tabled:

  • Allow special targeted fundraising unconstrained by the Foundation's "75% of annual net income" rule. (Issue: How to vet targeted charitable organizations.)

  

Retiring Board Secretary Cindy Wood receives a dozen roses from President Gary Felfoldy, in tribute to her many years of dedicated service to the Foundation and the community. Said Gary: "The flowers may whither in a week or two, but our gratitude, respect and love will last forever." 

2015 Annual Meetting Minutes.pdf
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Annual Meeting 2015 Final.pps
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2014 Annual Foundation Member Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 2:00PM

Location: Venetian Room

Presentation

Annual Member Meeting 2014.ppsx
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2014 Elected to Three-Year Terms as Directors:

 

Marti Campbell

Maureen Heakin

Deb Sanders

Bill Schaffnit

They joined Gary Felfoldy, Cindy Wood, Peter Campisi and appointees from the Master Association (Jim Baker) and Club (Warren Hall, then John Cohoon) Boards. The Board subsequently appointed John Peters as Director through 2014, succeeding Deb Sanders

 

Our sincere thanks go to Terry Bole, Sherry Borgsdorf, Carole Raymond and Allen Westerfield for their contributions to the Board last year.

2014 Bylaws Amendments

The proposed amendments were approved unanimously.

 

Summary of amendments:

  • Foundation Name: Replaced "&" with "and"
  • Purpose: Added modifier "in the Venice area"
  • Director Removal: Added explicit "with or without" cause
  • Action w/out a meeting: Includes email communication
  • Action w/out a meeting: Requires "majority plus one" approval
  • Board Powers: Exec Committee recommends grant amounts
  • Board Powers: Grants from annual net income not to exceed 75%
  • Board Powers: Permits endowment & other investment fund types
  • Board Powers: Removed making contracts, borrowing, lending 
  • Officer Elections: Removed restriction on consecutive terms
  • All Committees: Members subject to Board approval
  • Resource and Development: Renamed "Development"
  • Grants Committee: Allows re-appointment after 12-month absence
  • Grants Committee: Presents follow-up report to Board
  • Finance Committee: Tracks and reports receipts & expenses
  • Publicity Committee: Renamed "Communications" Committee
  • Publicity Committee: Conducts outreach to increase awareness

 

Click Here for complete bylaws.