Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Petition to the City Council of Greenville, North Carolina

May/June, 2011

Background: The city parks in Greenville have proven to be outstanding resources for families, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, and health-conscious citizens to participate in social activities and enjoy Eastern North Carolina environs. The greatest parks negotiate a balance between embracing the natural biology of the land while still managing to offer a variety of safe activities for citizens to enjoy.

The members of the Greenville Disc Golf Club (GVDG), as well as all of the undersigned, would like to propose that an unused piece of FEMA flood land (parcel #16570), located at 0 Mumford Road in Greenville, be developed into a new city park. The land, formerly home to a trailer park that was destroyed by Hurricane Floyd, is relatively clear, with little underbrush and many mature hardwood trees, and would be low maintenance for the Recreation & Parks Department. To preserve as much of the nature and wildlife as possible, we propose that the park be used for environmentally conscious, minimally invasive sports and activities, such as disc golf, jogging, and biking, all of which couldmake use of the road system that already exists on the property and do not require the removal of trees.
If you would like to sign the petition, please contact any GVDG member.  If you do not know any members, contact the club President, Adam Baker at 252-717-2268 or

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Disc Golfers Supporting Disc Golfers

Fellow Disc Golfers,

A former Greenville, NC resident, Michael Webster, is looking for our support to help him in his endeavors.

This is his info from one of his eBay postings:

"I am an artist currently getting an MFA in Sculpture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and I am in a studio of artists and architects going to Talca, Chile this summer for one month to assist in the rebuilding effort following the earthquake of last year.  Talca, Chile is still badly damaged, and I will be teaching woodworking classes and repairing/building wood structures.  I made this painting and prints to raise money to buy tools to be housed in a neighborhood center for residents in the area after I leave.  I am not making any profit from the paintings, prints or work I do in Chile.

Visit my studios website by searching GFRY 2011

Here are the links to two of his postings:  one is the original painting, and the other is 4 prints of the same painting. 



Friday, May 20, 2011

My Apologies......

GVDG Members,

I have to step in here and say I'm sorry for the way this has dropped off the radar.

We have a rule that states all purchases over $50 must be voted in at a club meeting AND this hole sponsorship was not brought up at the last meeting to be approved.

However, we officers can approve up to $50, and we have.  The other $50 have come out of Max and Mike Simone's pockets.

To fix this for the future, I am adding "Sponsorships" to the agenda as a recurring item. 

Please don't fault anyone for this as it is a rule that was agreed upon and voted on by EVERYONE at our last meeting in May.  (look at the minutes if you want to know who was there

If we go and bend/break this rule, then we leave the door wide open to bend/break other rules as we go along.

I don't think the rule is to blame here either, it's the fact that the sponsorship of $100 wasn't brought to the table as an agenda item at the meeting.

I'm sorry things are getting political, but we do need to maintain finances and leaving an open door to spending money can deplete a bank account very quickly.


Your President


Thursday, May 12, 2011

GVDG Meeting Minutes, May, 2011

Date: May 11, 2011
Venue: Armadillo Grill
Attendees: Sean, Jason, Mus, Justin, Max, Pyg, Stew, Kurt and Erin, John V, and Jeb

Max to contact Dean at Parks to negotiate moving the bench in front of Hole B (short pad) to behind the white tee pad.

All new members will receive a roll-over break on their memberships through the following year if they join during the first week of doubles or later.

The $50 officer bypass has been lowered to $15. If any purchases between $15.01 and $50 receive the go-ahead from all four officers, it does not need to be brought to a meeting. Every proposed club expenditure over $50 must be voted on at a club meeting.

We're going to attempt to make sure all members who play with dogs set good examples for other park visitors and disc golf players by keeping their dogs close by, under close supervision, and preferably leashed.

There will be a new logo-design for the new club t-shirts. The club will be ordering gray, green, and yellow shirts (30 of each), all with purple ink.

The club will purchase more GVDG pint glasses to pay out at club events, including doubles and the DEPC. Stamps will be different from last year. More to come later concerning designs.

From now on, the officer or club member in charge of events will announce that personally-owned discs are not to be sold before, during, or after GVDG club events.

The June monthly date is set for Saturday the 25th, and Goo will be coordinating.

The club will move forward in efforts to proposition for a new park and disc golf location on Greenville flood lands. More to come one this later.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Info for Monthly This Weekend

Come Join the Greenville Disc Golf Club for a PIG- PICKIN’ Cook out Party & Camping
12 HOLE Temp. Course layout
    WHO?  Todd Markov 252-341-6608, Adam Baker 252-717-2268, and Robert Avery 252-714-1401
WHAT?  Pig cookin’ party for all GVDG members and hopefully new members. All are welcome!! The club needs more members and we appreciate the members we have!!!! Pig and chicken will be provided by The GVDG !!!! Robert & Todd will provide breakfast for all campers in the morning!!
WHERE? 5172 Oakley road-- Robert Avery’s  House-- take hwy 11 and 13 north out of Greenville. 1 /10th of mile passed the 264 by-pass turn right on 903 going north go 2.5 miles turn left on Oakley road. (J.J.’s tavern will be the right.) go straight for about 5 miles Roberts house will be on the right.
WHEN?  SAT MAY 14th, 2011--- 1st Round 1PM Sign up 1:20pm tee time (indivisual  Divisions)
2nd round  4pm sign up –-4:20 tee time (No division)
3rd round sign up 8:30pm start 8:50pm (Glow doubles)
WHY? FOR FUN AND PRIZES lots of prizes over $200 worth of CTP’s -ALSO GAMES:  DDC, CORNHOLE, Ring of fire, BOOMERGANG CONTEST!!!
ENTRY FEE IS: ------FREE – We do ask that you tip the cook, bring a dish to share and a CTP prize so someone can be a winner!!!!
$2 FOR NON GVDG MEMBERS (ACE pool is at  $67 .00)