The most important thing that needs to happen at Cottonwood after last year’s flood in Southern Alberta is our our members be serviced to the max.
They weathered the storm and actually helped us recover from it, but that’s behind us now. We’re calling this the new beginning.
The flood forced us to look at our entire operation and all the things we had, what we had to do without and it forces us to be creative and evaluate the entire operation.
We’ve restructured our food and beverage operation because we lost our wedding and banquet facility, so we’ve had to restructure how we operate that because it’s not something we can rebuild in a short period of time. It’s going to take some time and some thinking.
In our golf shop, we’ve got our head professional Gregg Schubert, who’s been with us for 10 years, going over to Bearspaw as I wrote about in a recent blog, so we’ve really got to look at how we’re going to service our membership there and make sure all of our programs are in place and that everything is polished.
Change is not a bad word and it’s kind of exciting as we move forward. As far as staffing goes, it looks like we’ll have the same numbers, but there may be areas where we need to do more with less due to circumstances.
One thing is clear.
We have to be aware that membership is a priority because they gave up a lot last year due to dire circumstances.
We need to hit a home run in 2014.