Recent and upcoming events
As we welcome the continued distribution of a vaccine for the virus, and the gradual easing of restrictions, we hope to resume an increased level of activity. We have an outside event scheduled for May 20, 2021 and have tentatively scheduled our Veteran’s Day event for Monday, November 8, 2021. We are also looking at scheduling the Battle of the Branches/Club Championship event in early December. This event had to be postponed from the usual March time frame. Much like the Masters, we hope to return to the normal time frame in 2022.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us return to a full Board. Our long time member, Tom Haberer, had to step down from his current position as Membership/Social Director. We thank Tom for his years of service to QCVGA! We also need someone to serve as liaison to the Men’s Club. Norm Waters has accepted more responsibility with them and can no longer serve in that role with us. We always need volunteers to help with social events and tournaments. If you have the time, we would love to have you!
May 20, 2021 Event at San Ignacio
Our President, Rene Gill, has arranged another event at the San Ignacio Golf Course. It will be a scramble golf outing limited to 32 golfers. The cost is $55.00 which covers 18 holes of golf, shared cart, range balls and a random draw afterwords for cash prizes. If you are interested, there will be a hard copy of the informational flyer and sign-up sheet shown below at the pro shop beginning on Saturday, April 10.
Battle of the Branches
Sadly, because the restrictions due to COVID were still in place, we were unable to hold the Battle of the Branches in March as we normally would. Plans are underway to schedule that event in December. We explored combining it with the Veteran’s Day event but the formats were too different, one being a best ball scramble and the other a flighted low-net. We have reserved the date of December 6, 2021 to hold this event. Both the course and the banquet facility have been reserved for that date so hopefully restrictions will be lifted by then and we can proceed. Stay tuned for an official confirmation.
TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tucson)
The virus hasn’t stopped the need for deserving veterans who require assistance during these difficult times. Our charity committee continues to work with support groups like TROT to fund their assistance to Veterans. Still having some charitable funds in reserve, we were able to present this group with a check for $1,000.00 to support their efforts with local Veterans. They provide one day events as well as continuing therapy for enrolled veterans. There are five active enrollees currently which is amazing with all the additional restrictions that must be met due to the pandemic.
Fortunately, we have received a few individual donations to our charitable fund and they are much appreciated. We hope to get back to hosting events in 2021 so that we can continue our mission of assisting these support groups to the degree that we have always done in the past.