Posted February 4th, 2013 by Gretchen
Yep. It is that time of year where you should get all your memberships updated and renewed. We have some pretty awesome bag tags this year. A huge thank you to Dave Carter. Yes that was all his handy-work. They are really nice looking and light so won’t add clutter or weight to your bag. And really, all the cool kids are part of the GMDGC so get your membership in!
And let’s not forget that a portion of your membership goes to help course development around the state and Disc Golf in Vermont. Oh and there’s some pretty cool swag.
Annual membership for the GMDGC is $35 for folks 16 and older. For juniors (under 16), the cost is $20 and you get all of the same cool stuff.
- A GMDGC disc – hot items, if you travel with one, you will be an instant celebrity – and we have a bunch of new discs for you to chose from this year (and weights for a discgolfer of any level)
- A handmade Bag Tag that you can wear with pride.
- A disc mini and an erasable pocket scorecard.
- A discount on all GMDGC logo discs
- Voting rights at the GMDGC meetings which will be held to discuss all GMDGC matters from annual election of officers to planning of tournaments to decisions regarding the future plans of the club. As a disc golfer in Vermont this is YOUR sport and YOUR organization.
- Eligibility in the state wide Green Mountain Points Series (more details on the GMPS page). You can take a look at the current schedule here.
- Discount on Sugarbush Season Passes for Disc Golf
- Any GMDGC member who wishes to attend one of the PDGA “Major” events can receive a $50 scholarship from the GMDGC in support of this effort. PDGA Majors include the following: USDGC, Women’s USDGC, AM USDGC, Pro Worlds, Am Worlds. There is a limit of one scholarship per member and a limit of a total of 3 scholarships in this year’s budget. If you are interested please let us know. continue reading »
Posted January 30th, 2013 by Gretchen
Normally I’m pretty obsessive about getting a post about an event up within 24-48 hours, but that obviously didn’t happen this time. I had a little tumble out on the trails on Sunday and after a fractured elbow/forearm, blogging wasn’t so much on the to-do list. On the plus side I’m becoming a whiz at one-hand typing. Now if I could only learn how to tie my shoes…On that note, I may be posting a bit less the next four weeks or so. Yes, that is your cue to volunteer to write a blog posting. You send me the text; I’ll work my one-handed magic and get it out to the internets.
The Ice Bucket was a resounding success. We had great weather, awesome food and raised a bucket full of money to boot. Yes it was a great day!
The Run Down
- Disc golfers: 50
- Starting Temperature: 5 degrees (give or take)
- Aces: Two (Robbie Bean on 12 and Justin Devico on 14)
- Snow on the Ground: 6”
- Money to be donated to FoodShelves: $8,410.83
- Awesome Factor: 10
After the singles round Jeff Spring, Dave Frothingham and Pete Hess all tied with 36, yes they shot 18 down — kind of ridiculous (and awesome). Jeff used the least amount of mulligans to take the Single round. Congrats Jeff!
For the doubles round – Pete Hess and Andy Miskavage tied with Jeff Spring and Nick Ogrizovich with 37 (17 down). Pete and Andy used less mulligans took the doubles round. Nice job, Pete and Andy!
For the overall winner for the day - Jeff and Pete tied it with 73 overall, but again Jeff Spring wins due to using less mulligans. I guess Jeff can’t stop winning. Congrats to Jeff Spring on being the new Ice Bucket Champ. Let’s see if he remembers to bring the bucket next year.
Huge shout out to Tim Tadlock and Dana Dwinell-Yardley for all their fundraising efforts. Tim edged Dana out in the last hours bringing in $650 compared to Dana’s $600. Nice work! They also both grabbed snowboards for their first pick prizes. I for one loved my prize. Yes beer is good. continue reading »
Posted January 21st, 2013 by Gretchen
I know, you’ve heard it plenty the past couple of months, but in case you’ve been stuck in a cave somewhere the Ice Bucket is this Saturday – January 26th.
Have you been watching the Top Fundraiser Competition? Well, Dana is kicking ass. She’s raked in $435 so far. Go Dana. Is someone going to give her a run for her money?! Last year we brought in close to $3,000 the day of, so maybe someone will come from behind. But you can (and should) get some donations in beforehand.
Did you know email is a great way to send messages? Yeah I know the internets has more to offer besides countless wasted hours on Google searching. In case you need some inspiration, here’s what I sent to my peeps. It is in your best interest since the Top Fundraiser gets first pick of prizes (and a snazzy Chris Sherwin trophy).
Did you miss the Benefit Bake at Flatbread tonight? Well, that’s a bummer. I was there, and the place was hoping. Great to see so many dgers out there eating some pizza and raising some dough. Not sure what the final tally was, but it’ll certainly help get us to our $7,000 goal. Huge shout out to Chris Young for organizing and of course American Flatbread for hosting.
You can also check out the Farmhouse Tap and Grill tomorrow (Tuesday Jan. 22nd) and help raise some extra money for the Ice Bucket and the FoodShelves we’re supporting. Just remember to get a burger – since $1 of each burger (from 4:30-10pm) will be donated. Again a huge thanks to Chris Young for organizing and of course the Farmhouse for hosting!
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Posted January 13th, 2013 by Gretchen
We have just under two week until the Ice Bucket VII. Yes, that’s right it’s game time. Last year, we raised over $6,000 for the Waterbury Food Shelf. This year, we’ve added another recipient – the Lamoille Community Food Share – and we’ve upped our goal to $7,000.
I had to chance to go visit the Lamoille Community Food Share yesterday. The program there is simply great. They operate with two part time staff, most of it is by volunteers. They simply couldn’t say thank you enough. Just a few facts from their website: “In 2012 we served 1228 families- that means 2411 adults and 1435 children received our help.” Most of their clients come in only once a month, and 60% come in 1-3 times a year, coming to fill an emergency gap with a few days worth of food. O.K. I know I’m rambling – but seeing families personally has a different affect on what we’re doing. So please make a donation (and spread the word).
Can’t make the Ice Bucket? Well, that’s a bummer. Well, you have another opportunity to help get us to our $7K goal, Ice Bucket Benefit Bake at Flatbread (Burlington) on Monday January 21st (5pm – 10pm). All night long $4 of every large and $2 of every small will go directly to our charities. Join us for a night of good company, good pizza and good brew, and feel good about doing it! A HUGE thank you to Flatbread:)
Lunch Volunteer’s Needed – the Grange next door to Center Chains will be opening up their doors for us to enjoy a warm lunch and a break from the elements. Thanks so much to Anne and the folks at the Grange for providing us with this space. They have seats for around 80 people and they have a stove and oven for us to use. continue reading »
Posted January 6th, 2013 by Gretchen
The Ice Bucket is getting closer. Are you coming? Well you should post to the forum and let Chris know. Have a prize donation? Well, you should post to the forum and let Chris know. Don’t forget to donate and ask your peeps to donate.
It looks like we’ll be having some nice snow to play in, so I’d make sure to have some ribbon for your discs. And in case you haven’t gotten the email, you can see a little pitch from Pete Hess, here: http://eepurl.com/tHs25. More coming soon…
So I had planned on writing a New Year’s post talking about what an awesome year 2012 was. However, I lost steam. I mean we have snow and I’m out enjoying it. So even though I’m going to keep being a slacker and not go into all the detail I planned (p.s. the trails were awesome this weekend). I wanted to make a couple of quick highlights. I’m going to not repeat from the GMDGC 2012 highlights that we’ve already highlighted but if you want a refresher you can check out the post here: http://www.gmdgc.org/news/2012-accomplishments/
- Facebook Page broke the 300 peeps mark (313 to be exact). Yeah I’m pretty happy with that. And we posted close to 2,000 photos (yeah I may have a slight photo addiction issue).
- Twin Falls Money Game – I had never gone before this year. It was a huge blast. Fun times, great brew and food. Thanks to MattyO and crew for Twin Falls DGC, and MattyO for opening up his course and home to 20 some peeps every other week.
- Bachnein goes online. Yep you can get all the gear you want at the comfort from the internets. And huge thanks for organizing not one, not two but three Range Duce Doubles — for fun times and raising some money to help support the club.
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