MAGCS Committees
The strength of MAGCS is in its volunteers that provide the dedication and energy not only to get the job done, but to develop and enhance each phase of every task.  The MAGCS benefits from the work ethic instilled in its members from the moment an individual comes forward to help.

The MAGCS currently has fourteen standing committees. At present each Director is responsible for chairing one or two committees. The committee structure is important to the preservation and advancement of MAGCS. If you are interested in helping the MAGCS, please click here. There are many opportunities to become involved in our Association.

Arrangements
Chairman: Justin VanLanduit, Briarwood Country Club
Primary Responsibilities: To initialize, negotiate, and set up monthly meetings and other social  and educational events for the membership. Venues are selected by this committee.

Benevolence
Chairman: Chuck Barber, St. Charles Country Club

Education
Chairman: Kris Kvelland, Ridge Country Club
Responsibilities: To arrange topics and speakers for each monthly meeting and other educational events. This committee prepares develops the Annual Turf Clinic, the educational event of the year for MAGCS. Members of the education committee also contribute to On Course, the magazine of the MAGCS.

Editorial 
Chairman: Justin Kirtland, Arrowhead Golf Club 
Primary Responsibilities: Ensure On Course, the MAGCS monthly periodical, continues to be the cornerstone means of communication to promote advancements and news of our membership.

Media and Public Relations
Chairman: MAGCS Officers 
Primary Responsibilities: Work with local media to promote the profession of golf course management in a positive and respected viewpoint.

Employment & Membership
Primary Responsibilities:  This committee offers resources for clubs searching for qualified golf course superintendents as well as golf course superintendents searching for positions within the MAGCS region. Reviews membership benefits and services to ensure needs are met. Committee also develops and implements strategies for membership retention and growth.


On Course 

Associate Editor: John Gurke, CGCS Aurora Country Club       
Associate Editor: Chuck Anfield, CGCS Heratige Bluffs Golf Course

Partnership Task Group 
Chuck Barber, St. Charles Country Club
Matt Kregel, The Club at Strawberry Creek

Advocacy and Compliance 
Primary Responsibilities: To stay abreast of current perceptions and issues facing the golf course industry and make recommendations to the membership for the future.

By-Laws & Nominating 
Chairman:  Dave Kohley, Silver Lake Country Club
Co-Chairman: Chuck Barber, St. Charles Country Club
Primary Responsibilities: Review and recommend alterations needed within the written standards of the MAGCS.

Scholarship 
Primary Responsibilities: Develop and promote scholarship opportunities for the children of MAGCS members.

Commercial Advisory 
Chairman: Jake Vollbeer, Burris Equipment Company 
Primary Responsibilities: Represents Associate membership class viewpoints and helps to promote MAGCS to non-members.

Class C Advisory 
Chairman: Michael Miracle, Exmoor Country Club
Primary Responsibilities: Recommend, develop and provide specific membership benefits for the Assistant Golf Course Superintendents of MAGCS.

Past Presidents Council 
Chairman: Ed Braunsky, CGCS - Geneva Golf Club 
Primary Responsibilities: Directly share with the past leadership of MAGCS current ideas, visions and goals.

Golf 
Chairman: Justin VanLanduit, Briarwood Country Club 
Primary Responsibilities: Set up and manage competition for each MAGCS golf event. Committee chooses games, fundraises, coordinates scoring and golf prizes.

Government Relations
Co-Chairman: Jim Pedersen, Hughes Creek Golf Club
Co-Chairman: Jeff Hoste, Village Greens of Woodridge

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