We are never content, we want to grow. THe old record of active membership was 70-72. We are at around 80 right now and more will join at TX11...
Remember it's all effort from Volunteers who put in more hours in this organization than we do other organizations. DDGA has grown like 10 times in the past few years. More active members = more what we can do as an organization, which is ALOT. A lot of players know who DDGA is now compared to 3-5 years ago. Dave Feldberg didnt know there was a real national organization until he was bumping into me often and convinced Ken climo to donate 2k to us, that story will be in the newsletter.
Bylaws are on the front page of DDGA.org, tournament guidelines are under "tournaments". Kent and I, Mostly kent, do web stuff to keep the site updated for the reading audience and take feedback when it is given to improve.
Front page news gets updated by me or kent when we have information to upload
Patrick has been working on the newsletter. I am working on the DVD. Scott operates everything funds wise (not a forum type guy so dont see him on here). I update all tournaments and points when I can since that position is empty and no one has stepped up to offer help.
Most of my work recently has been liasons with PDGA and hearing clubs in building the gap between DDGA and PDGA. The result so far is an automatic bid to USDGC *biggest tourney of year and hardest to qualify for*, 3 automatic invites to pro worlds, subtitled DVD of pro worlds 2010, and PDGA sponsorship of 2011 nationals by waiving fees worth near 1 thousand dollars, and am working on a few other major things with PDGA and other major tournaments.
Most of the money is spent on seed money to national championships, which has been done all the way to 2013, sponsoring sanctioned tournaments, new member discs, web mainteance, merchandise to solidfy DDGA future funds with retail sales like our new drifit shirts, towels, patches, stickers, and discs. Dont forget the end of year point winner prizes which has grown over 500 percent in the last 2 years. DDGA has also been able to get trophies updated and get new trophies for our archives etc.
If you would like copies of the previous newsletters, there are 4 of them from 2009-2010, can ask me, kent, tan, or patrick for them...
Scott presented a clear treasurer report at VT10 and is prepared to do the same at TX11.
In the last 20 months, a total of just over 3 thousand dollars has been given to VT10, TX11, WA12, and IL13. Which would not be possible without the hard work of the officers of the DDGA.
Kent can add more now.. My 9 month old son is sick, need go doctor. Hope my answer clarified a few things. Kent is the best person to add to this thread. Kent, you have the floor