Parrsboro Golf Club meeting about new articles of association

Darrell Cole
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Club president said last articles were passed 30 years ago

The Parrsboro Golf Club is not in bad shape, says its president. Janet MacLaren said Friday that a special meeting planned for Sunday is to pass new articles of association. The existing articles are 30 years old and need to be updated with new ones that are in line with provincial standards.

PARRSBORO – The president of the Parrsboro Golf Club says the club is not in any danger of closure.

Speaking in response to a submitted article that appeared in Friday’s Amherst News, Janet MacLaren said a meeting on Sunday at the club is about passing articles of association – something that’s required by the province.

“It’s a special meeting to vote on the revised articles of association. The ones we have now were written 30 years ago and government standards have changed since then. We have been working on them to make sure they match ours,” MacLaren said.

MacLaren said the club struck a committee two years ago to begin going through the articles and bringing them up to date. The membership, she added, has been kept updated and Sunday’s meeting was well advertised among club members.

She admitted to being surprised with the submitted article by Betty Atkinson and suggested her questions could have easily been answered by a telephone call or by contacting a member of the executive.

“The executive just met two weeks to go over the new document line by line to make sure everyone understood what it means. Everyone was in agreement,” MacLaren said.

MacLaren said she doesn’t know where Atkinson got the idea that the club’s leadership keeping the membership in the dark. She also clarified why proxy votes are important.

“You need more than the quorum for a general meeting, you need to have 75 per cent of the membership for a special meeting. That’s why there’s the need for proxy votes,” she said.

MacLaren said green fees are down a bit this year but that’s primarily because of the weather. She said the club is having a busy summer and business has picked up with more favourable weather conditions.

Organizations: Parrsboro Golf Club, Amherst News

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