It’s difficult to argue with GNN blogger Tiffany Gordon of the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club near Calgary who wrote last week about the importance of the Canadian PGA’s annual general meeting being held next month in Moncton.
You can read Tiff’s Blog here.
As she pointed out, the biggie on the agenda is the PACE (Professional Advancement, Career Enhancement) program that comes up for another vote at the AGM after several rewrites and discussions between the national office, zones and members.
PACE has the potential to affect the Canadian PGA’s direction in education and affect employment opportunities for both current and future members of the association, so it could be far-reaching.
Assuming PACE is passed, it will also affect staffing at the national office. For example, communication with members will become critical as they try to figure out where they fit into the program and how it will affect them. Administration, marketing and communication with the public will all be important.
Next month’s AGM will also be Gary Bernard’s first as executive director, since he was named to that post on a full-time basis just a couple of weeks ago after serving in the interim following the departure of Steve Carroll, who previously held the post.
The AGM will allow members to hear from Bernard about which way the association is headed under his guidance. He won’t be the only new name in a new position with a new president coming in when Lindon Garron ends his term. That new person will also influence the association for the next couple of years.
With faces in different places and new programs, there will also be some familiar issues on the agenda such as the future of the Canadian PGA Championship, which has been dormant for nearly five years, among other matters.
So there’s plenty on the table for the AGM. What do you think? Is this one of the most important AGMs in recent history, or do you look at it as no more important than any other such meeting?
Wander over to the new GNN Poll on the new page to cast your vote on this question or, if you care to expand your thoughts, the GNN Forum is there for you to verbalize your opinion.