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President's Message - Summer, 2022

Where did the spring go and when is summer going to arrive? Is it just me or is this year flying by faster than usual?

It must be that the first day of summer is approaching, yet the weather tells us its still early spring. I can't say I don't mind that I've had no pressure on my irrigation system yet, but the concern is, we're going to go from cool to hot over night and our turf is going be as shocked as our bodies. But I guess that's what we're getting used to over the last several years, consistently inconsistent weather patterns.

Last year we learned new weather terms such as Heat Dome, and Atmospheric Rivers, and I'm sure all of us don't want to hear those terms ever again.

The Exchange Event is only a couple months away and will be here before you know it. So I hope you can plan to join us August 21st and 22nd at Copper Point Golf Course in Invermere, as it will surely be a first class event hosted by the Kootenay Chapter. Please watch for event information and registration, which will be coming out soon.

As you probably all know by now, a change is coming to the administration of the BCGSA with the retirement of Executive Administrator, Ginny Tromp in 2023 . To help with the future direction of the BCGSA, the provincial board has struck a committee to gather information from our members on how to move into the future to best serve our members.

The "Strategic Planning Committee", is made up a diverse group of individuals, with representation from all five chapters. The committee will be gathering information from our members, and using it to report back to the provincial board with recommendations on how to move forward with the administration of our association. This is an important moment in the history of the BCGSA, so we ask that you please participate in any upcoming meetings or questionnaires that pertain to this matter, as your voice as a member will be part of the process.

The Individuals that will be sitting on the committee are:

Jamie Robb - Immediate Past President BCGSA, Chair
Graham Douglas-2021 Superintendent of the Year and current Kootenay BCGSA Director
Jenn Rozek - Interior Region President
Rob Wilke - 2007/08 BCGSA Past President and Northern Rep
Spencer Grundy - Lower Mainland, Industry Liaison
T-Jay Creamer - VIGSA, Past President.

On behalf of all our members I would like to thank these individuals for their representation. I feel this is a group that will have great insight and direction on how we, as an association, move forward into the future!

I wish you all the best this Summer, and I hope to see you at The Exchange in August!

Respectfully submitted

Warren Blue
President, BCGSA


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