Vision for a Better Terravita

Vision for a Better Terravita

  • The Clubhouse remodel CAN be scaled back. There is no reason why the current contractors cannot be retained on a more economical scope.  If possible, it makes perfect sense to go with those who have a working knowledge of the project and clubhouse building.
  • If a loan is still needed, drawing a smaller amount with a shorter payback on the current loan would be weighed against all other options. The community would be asked. The board has identified no known “significant” costs associated with a reduction in scope.
  • As a result of the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, and the fires in California, local contractors have reported skilled labor and materials shortages. A new board will review the impact with our contractors and consider their recommendations on the effect of the costs and timelines to go forward.
  • Committees would be selected by soliciting from the community at large. Let’s get away from the current practice of a single director choosing who is on the committees they lead.  The recent call to all members to serve on the Fitness Committee received a tremendous response, proof that people want to serve.  Our multi-talented community should not have a Finance Committee of all golf members.
  • A new Governance Committee would be set up immediately to review and recommend changes to the bylaws, subject to the required all member vote.
  • A new Communications Committee would be considered to revamp how to better communicate with tech savvy younger members while meeting the needs of those less techy. There would be a special focus on the 40% or so who don’t live here year round.
  • Every club and group would be offered a facilities use agreement for guests with the same terms enjoyed under the $1 per year agreement by guests of Terravita Golf and Non-Resident Golf Members.

Terravita can have a future which recognizes the variety in our membership and their diverse interests.  It cannot happen without changing this board.  Vote to recall each director listed on the ballot.