ARTICLE VI COMMITTEES

Section 1. GENERAL

With the advice and consent of the Board of Directors, the President shall appoint the chairperson of the committees to assist in administering the affairs of the Club. Committee chairpersons shall serve for 3 years after appointment, or until their successors are appointed and qualify. Committee members shall be appointed by their respective committee chairpersons and shall serve for 5 years after appointment or until their successors are appointed and qualify. The principal role to the committees shall be to advise the Board of Directors, but the Board may delegate to selected committees such duties, powers, and authorities as it deems proper. Regardless of such delegation, the Board shall not relinquish final responsibility for the actions of any committee. The president and vice-president shall be ex-officio members of all committees. A majority of members appointed and serving on a committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Section 2. COMMITTEE AUTHORITIES AND LIMITATIONS

Each standing and special committee may recommend the adoption or change of rules for the conduct of the affairs for which it is charged, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Such approved rules shall be posted on the official bulletin board by the secretary of the Club and sent to General Manager to be emailed to all members in their next monthly newsletter. The change shall then be binding on the membership immediately after voted by the Board of Directors with the same effect as By-laws.  No committee may incur indebtedness or other obligations without the express approval of the Board. The chairperson of any committee may add additional ex-officio nonvoting members to the committee that provide a broader representation of member interest or specialized talents.

Section 3. STANDING COMMITTEES

Each year, at the first Board meeting following the annual meeting, the President shall review/designate the chairperson of each of the following standing committees:

  • Executive

  • Housing                

  • Greens & Ground/Hird Foundation

  • Finance

  • Entertainment

  • Long Range Planning/FDCC Foundation

  • Membership

  • Golf/Tournament

  • Pool

  • Nominating

 

At least one member of the board shall serve on each of these committees and the chairperson of each shall be a Director of the Club. Each committee shall meet no less than 2 times a year at the call of the chairperson and shall report its actions and recommendations to the next meeting of the Board of Directors. The purposes and responsibilities of these standing committees, shall be as the Board may from time to time prescribe and shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Kole Petersen

Committee Members: Ryan Reeder, Cole Jaeschke

Employee Requirement: None

Report to board requirement: As needed

The Executive Committee shall consist of the president and vice-president of the Club, plus one other director, and the president shall be chairperson. It may act on behalf of the Board of Directors during the interim between Board meetings.  In so acting, it shall have the same authority and effect as the Board itself; provided such actions shall be fully reported to the Board of Directors and ratified by that body at its next meeting.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Cole Jaeschke

Committee Members: Jacob Crimmins, John Nielsen—need 2 more

Employee Requirement—Head Pro and Superintendent

Report to board requirement—monthly

The Finance Committee shall consist of at least 5 members. The committee shall have administrative responsibility for the financial affairs of the Club. It shall prepare and submit to the Board of Directors annual budgets for the operation and capital financing of the Club, which, after any modifications and approval, shall be governing upon all concerned. It shall supervise adherence to approved forecasts and report monthly to the Board at their normal meeting. All requests for funds more than the budget shall be presented to the Finance committee for such action as it deems appropriate, prior to submission to the Board of Directors.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Mike Osterberg

Committee Members: Need 4

Employee Requirement: General Manager

Report to board requirement: February and October

The Membership Committee shall consist of at least 5 voting members of the Club. The Committee shall introduce change initiatives and hold events to increase membership of the Club with no less than 1 event per calendar year. This Committee will also be in charge of putting together the annual booklet of members that includes pictures, emails and phone numbers.

HOUSING COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Jacob Crimmins

Committee Members: Kole Petersen, John Nielsen, Eddie Doyle, Troy Anderson

Employee Requirement: None

Report to board requirement: As needed

The House Committee shall consist of 5 members. The committee will oversee any housing projects being done on Club property. It has full authorization to act in the best interest of the Club. The committee shall also have overall advisory responsibility for all matters pertaining to the management, operations and maintenance of the clubhouse, pro shop and its equipment. It shall make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors for any improvements. It shall report to the Board any violations of the house or related facility rules promulgated under the authority to Section 2 above. It shall review the prices charged for services rendered within its jurisdiction.

ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Tony Lawler

Committee Members: Need 4

Employee Requirement: Head Pro/General Manager

Report to board requirement: April and July

The Entertainment Committee shall consist of not less than 5 members. The Committee shall initiate, arrange, promote and supervise the execution of a program of social activities and entertainments in cooperation with management. Expenditures for music, performers, favors, decorations, and publicity shall be made from funds allocated to the account of this Committee. Charges for any such events may be subject to reviews by the Board of Directors.

GOLF/TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Randy Stults

Committee Members: Justin Davis, Jacob Asche, Ryan Reeder—need Ladies Chairperson

Employee Requirement: Head Pro

Report to board requirement: March and October

The Golf Committee shall consist of not less than 5 golf playing members, one of whom shall be the chairperson of the Ladies' Golf group. The Committee shall have the power to establish local rules governing play, which are not inconsistent with those of the United States Golf Association. It shall decide all questions which arise over the general rules of golf. It shall advise the golf professional in the performance of his duties.  It shall regulate greens fees, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The Committee will also oversee Men’s and Ladies Leagues, Men’s and Women's Day, Couple’s Golf, Member-Guest Tournament, Best Shots, Outings and any other such golf events.

GREENS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE/HIRD FOUNDATION

Chairperson: Lucas Peed

Committee Members: Dave Sergeant, Don Bergman, Kole Petersen, Tom Schill

Employee Requirement: Superintendent

Report to board requirement: January and June

The Greens and Grounds Committee shall consist of not less than 5 members and all shall be golf paying members only. The committee shall exercise administrative control over the care and maintenance of the golf course, grounds, golf carts, and other property not under control of another committee, including the roadways and parking areas. It shall advise the golf course superintendent and shall make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning matters within the Committee’s jurisdiction. The Committee shall also oversee the Bill Hird Foundation and use the funds at the discretion of the Club in the best manor possible. It shall need final approval from the Board for any funds spent from the Foundation.

POOL COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Justin Davis

Committee Members: Need 4

Employee Requirement: Pool Manger and Superintendent

Report to board requirement: April and September

The Pool Committee shall consist of not less than 5 members. These members can be pool or golf members. The Committees shall have overall advisory responsibility for all matters pertaining to the management, operation, and maintenance of the swimming pool, and shall make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors for any improvements. The pool committee shall hold no less than 1 event per year for membership at the pool. This event can be a fundraiser or social event.

LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE/FDCC FOUNDATION

Chairperson: Kole Petersen

Committee Members: Dave Hanson, Richard Stark, Tom Schill, Dave Sergeant, Sue Sergeant, Cole Jaeschke, Ryan Reeder

Employee Requirement: Head Pro and Superintendent

Report to board requirement: June and December

The Long-Range Planning Committee shall consist of 8 members. It will consist of the President, Vice President, a past president and 5 other golf paying members. The Committee shall study all trends in Club usage and develop and continually update a long-range program of facilities and activities for the Club. It shall advise the Board of Directors concerning all proposals for alterations or improvement to the Club buildings, facilities, grounds, and other properties. The committee will also oversee FDCC Foundation Operations and serve as the Board of Directors on the Foundation. The funds for the Foundation will be solicited by this committee and recommendations made to the Board of Directors on how to distribute these funds to the Club in the best way possible. Foundation funds are to be used for anything not pertaining to Green and Grounds Improvements as that is the business of the Bill Hird Foundation. Each of the preceding committees shall submit a report to the Planning Committee on or before November 1 of each year setting forth any long-range needs.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Chairperson: Ryan Reeder

Committee Members: Need 2

Employee Requirement: None

Report to board requirement: February and August

The Nominating Committee shall consist of 3 membership certificate holders with Chairperson being the Vice President. The Committee shall nominate candidates for election to the Board. Such nomination shall be reported to the Board and made available for Club member’s inquiry no later than 30 days before the annual meeting of the Club.

Section 4.  SPECIAL COMMITTEES

In addition to the standing committees, the President may also create other committees as he/she may deem necessary, whose duties shall be consistent with the By-laws.

Current Special Committees

Bylaws Update

Chairperson: Ryan Reeder

Committee Members: Hans Goetsch