| Dec 07, 2022
Eighty delegates representing 84 chapters turnout to discuss GCSAA initiatives and meet 2023 Board of Director candidates
GCSAA recently held its annual Chapter Delegates meeting in Lawrence, KS. Eighty-chapter delegates representing 84 GCSAA chapters turned out to discuss current and future association initiatives and policy and meet the slate of candidates for the 2023 Board of Directors.
GCSAA Board of Director nominees:
Kevin P. Breen, CGCS
For Vice President:
Jeff L. White, CGCS
T.A. Barker, CGCS
Paul L. Carter, CGCS
Seven members are on the slate to fill three open director positions:
There are three open director positions. The terms of Barker, Carter and Hammon are expiring. All three open seats will be for two-year terms. Whoever is not elected to the Secretary/Treasurer position will need to run from the floor for an open director position to remain on the board.
The main operational discussion centered around a proposed member dues increase. GCSAA member dues are tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in a process created and voted on by members. The process calls for the Association to consider a dues adjustment every two years, to keep it smaller and more reasonable, as a means of ensuring a sustainable organization. The process is not automatic, and the GCSAA Board of Directors is not mandated to bring forward a due’s adjustment. Such was the case in 2021 when the board opted to forgo consideration of an adjustment until 2022 due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic.
Given the significant and rapid rise in inflation, the board supports a one-year dues adjustment in 2023 to sustain the funding of new and existing programs and services that enable the success of GCSAA members, golf facilities, and industry. The CPI increased 7.9% over the last year, which translates to a $35 adjustment for Class A/B and $20 for Class C and must be approved by a majority of the membership at the 2023 annual meeting. If approved at the annual meeting, the dues for Class A/B members will be $465 and $240 for Class C.
Other policy discussions included bylaws changes that would allow current Immediate Past President Mark Jordan to remain in his position for another year of service (due to the board resignation of Vice President Kevin Sunderman who is now serving as GCSAA COO) and the requirement for all GCSAA affiliated chapters to add an Equipment Manager classification to their bylaws to better reflect the current scope of GCSAA’s membership classifications.
More information on the meeting can be found at and if you have any questions concerning the election or dues increase, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be glad to assist you or point you in the right direction. We thank all of our delegate who traveled to Lawrence to attend the event and represent their home associations.