GCSAA Joins Waters Advocacy Coalition
GCSAA, along with other allied golf associations, has joined the Waters Advocacy Coalition, a coalition of more than 35 associations focused on educating federal and state policymakers about the broad array of issues associated with expanding federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction, including the April 2014 proposed rule to revise the definition of a "waters of the United States" (WOTUS).
August R4R auction tops $30,000
The second phase of the 2014 Rounds 4 Research fundraising program for turfgrass studies, run by the EIFG, sold more than 200 rounds of golf and yielded $30,891 in the seven-day online auction that closed Aug. 10. The total for the June and August auctions was $145,339.
First class of GR Grassroots Ambassadors named
GCSAA launched its Grassroots Ambassador Program on July 1 with 55 members taking part. The first class has already begun their work on behalf of the profession. New classes are forming.
Nominations open for EGR Award
Do you know of a colleague, chapter or coalition that has excelled in advocacy or compliance this year? Nominate them for GCSAA's Excellence in Government Relations Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding advocacy or compliance efforts in government relations. The recipient will receive a trip to the Golf Industry Show; recognition in GCSAA media; a personalized trophy and more. Nominations are due by Oct. 15.
Apply now for the 2014 ELGAs
Applications are now open for the 2014 GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards, which recognize superintendents and golf courses for their commitment to environmental stewardship. This year's awards, presented in partnership with Syngenta and Rain Bird, feature new criteria for the contest. Learn more and apply by Sept. 30.
Golf Industry Show housing now open
Don't miss the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, Feb. 21-26. GCSAA has worked closely with its official housing agency, Travel Planners, to secure the lowest room rates. For the best selections, make your reservation early.