Congratulations to the 2023 Board of Directors.  We have four new members as well as four returning to complete another term:

     President:  Vicki Flood
     Vice President:  Sue Ellis
     Secretary:  Deb Tornblom
     Treasurer:  Betty Detrich
     Golf Director:  Becky Rice
     Membership Director:  Jackie Horner
     Social Director:  Toni Jenkins
     Past President:  Jenny Blackwood

The sign-up has been posted on our Member Portal for our Holiday Party to be held on Thursday, December 1st in Ballrooms D&E.  Doors will open at 5:30, and I'm told not a minute before.  Let's all be aware of the set-up committee's challenge to be able to accomplish their tasks before we arrive.  Our sponsors are, once again, the McKean-Belcher Realty Team!  Their support and generosity help make this the "highlight" of our year.  We will have a catered dinner with dessert.  This is also a "bring your own beverage" event.  A non-alcoholic punch will be available.  We are going to collect for one of our favorite charities, the Children's Advocacy Center of North Texas.  Last year, your generosity contributed to a gift of $2400 to the Center!  NOTE:  Sign-ups need to be made no later than Monday, November 21 at 6 p.m. for this holiday celebration.

Members' early renewal period has begun and will continue through December 31, 2022.  Dues paid by December 31st will be $50.  Beginning January 1, 2023, dues will be $55.  Also, anyone wishing to enter the "Hole in One Club" can do so with an additional $5 included in the payment.  To renew, print out the Renewal form found on the main page of the flwga.com website.  Instructions on to whom and where payment is to be made is indicated on the renewal form.   There will also be a membership table at the holiday party collecting 2023 dues for your convenience.  Once again, we offer a Social Membership ONLY for 2023 for $40 for those who do not play golf but wish to join us for our social events.

As always, we will be seeking volunteers to help with our activities next year.  We will have a sign-up sheet at the holiday party for those who would like to volunteer in some way for various 2023 events.  Volunteers are definitely the backbone of any organization.  

As our regular season draws to a close, please take note that our off-season golf continues until the new season begins next March.  You will continue to sign up if interested in playing "girlfriend golf" during our winter months just as you do now, on the Member Portal site.  

Also, just a reminder that the Celebration of Life Memorial for Mary Moore will be held on December 1st in Grand Ballrooms D&E at 11:45 a.m.  Becky Davis is coordinating the caterer.  Please text Becky at 469-500-9552 if you plan to attend the service and stay for the hospitality.  

I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Vicki Flood
FLWGA President 2022