Update on Member Standards
GCSAA President John J. O’Keefe, CGCS, shares the latest information on the Member Standards proposal. The GCSAA Board of Directors has revised the proposal after receiving input from many constituents over the past few months, beginning with the Chapter Delegates Meeting last October and carrying through the recent Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
Senate committees to hold WOTUS hearings
The Senate Small Business Committee and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have scheduled hearings today regarding The Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140) regarding the EPA and Corps of Engineers’ attempt to expand the definition of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. You can still take action. Use GCSAA's action alert to help push for passage of S. 1140, which if passed would withdraw the current proposed rule and restart the full rulemaking process to develop a new rule in consultation with stakeholders, state partners and regulated entities.
GCSAA awards grants of $26,500 to nine local chapters for promotional outreach efforts
Nine GCSAA chapters have been awarded 2015 GCSAA Chapter Outreach grants: Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana-Mississippi, Nebraska, Ontario, Virginia, Michigan and Western Washington. Six of those chapters will use the Chapter Outreach grant money to buy local advertising time and space to promote the GCSAA “Thank a Superintendent” campaign. The Michigan GCSA will use the funds to underwrite the expense of a “Golf Day” in the state capital. The Georgia GCSA and Florida GCSA have other initiatives and will use the money to produce promotional videos.