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Randy Robinson

Central Plains regional representative

Robinson joined the GCSAA staff following six years as executive director of the Iowa Turfgrass Institute. From 2006 to 2015, he was the golf course superintendent at Ballard Golf and Country Club in Huxley, Iowa. He resides in Huxley.
Tel. 800-472-7878, ext. 3605

Field staff report

Chapter Delegates to Meet In Kansas City and Lawrence

by Steve Randall | Oct 31, 2018


Receiving vital GCSAA updates, hearing from candidates running for the board of directors, and being engaged in the association are the vital objectives for attendees at the annual GCSAA chapter delegates meeting, held in Lawrence and Kansas City on November 13-14.

The annual event, which invites one chapter delegate from each of GCSAA's 99 chapters, provides a voice in association activities.  The chapter delegate is then asked to relay information on the progress of the association back to their local constituents.

Highlights to the agenda include:

A new delegate mixer will take place Tuesday, November 13, at the Airport Hilton. This will allow both first-time delegates and experienced delegates to introduce themselves and ask questions about the event.

Tuesday evening will be highlighted by the President's Message, a CEO update and success stories from the Rounds4Research program and the 50 by 2020 BMP initiative.

Attendees will be part of a full day of activities on Wednesday, November 14.  Delegates will travel, by bus, from the Airport Hilton to GCSAA headquarters at 7 a.m. The agenda Wednesday includes the following:

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Chapter Outreach and Field Staff Initiatives
  • Task Group Updates
  • Board Oversight Task Group Report
  • CPI Dues Increase Proposal
  • Governance Updates
  • Membership Retention and Growth Strategies
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Town Hall Session
  • Candidate Presentation and Breakouts
One of the more popular agenda items is the Town Hall meeting. Extra time has been added to the session to ensure attendees are up to speed on items discussed during the meeting and for delegates to ask any questions they have on GCSAA initiatives.

Following the session, full outcomes are provided to each chapter and the delegates. We are looking forward to another exceptional event. As part of the process, a delegate orientation webinar was held in October.

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