In reviewing the membership growth (since we started keeping accurate records) of the last 3 years, we are well on our way to increasing in size over last year. In 2009, we had 251 documented members; in 2010 we reached 300 members in March - total 557 members; in 2011, we reached 300 members Jan 1st - total 540 members; for 2012, we have reached 300 members on Dec 3rd, 2011.
My dream of 1000 members is just around the corner. At $20 each, that is $20,000 to invest in our courses and help install new ones.
Thank you for joining us. Thank you, Course Captains, for encouraging discgolfers to invest in the growth of this game and having tags available to sign them up. This is a team effort to make St Louis and the surrounding area a premiere destination to play disc golf. $5 of every membership goes directly back to the new member's home course.
To acheive this goal of 1000 members by the Club Championships in October, I am asking each of you to carry 2 tags for sale. Please contact me, Chris K, at 314-583-3340 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your continued support of the River City Flyers and the St Louis Disc Golf Club. I will be at the Maui Challenge with tags and discs in Rock Spring Park, Alton Il, tomorrow for the Nooner.
There is talk of putting in a bid to host the World's Competition in the coming years. To prepare for such an event, we should be getting our courses ready now. As in the past, the board can only do so much. We rely on our members to identify projects for our courses and spearhead those projects to completion. Send your ideas to the board to get the approval process rolling.