We are pleased to announce that pursuant to a mutually beneficial contract executed on July 20, 2020, Vermilion Fairways became a Beatty Township “parks and recreation” facility. We look forward to working with the Beatty Board of Directors as well as with their representative to the club, Carol Sweeney, and pledge ourselves to the continued improvement of our operations, the golf course and our facilities.
Fund Raising Raffle for Much Needed Equipment
Dear Members and Vermilion Fairways Supporters,
As you may be aware, the maintenance equipment with which we have been operating for decades (fairway mowers, rough mowers, greens mowers and the like)are well past the end of their useful lives and, in several key instances, are now no longer operable. Those still in use are currently held together with the proverbial“duct tape and chicken wire.” Although we received a $10,000 grant from Beatty Township to address this problem (all of which has already been committed to repairs and replacement)the practical reality is that it will still take $50,000 to $75,000 to fully re-equip our maintenance team so as to keep the course in the kind of condition we expect on a going forward basis.
Recently, an anonymous donor has offered to “match” donations to Vermilion Fairways up to a maximum amount of $10,000, such monies to be used exclusively for capital investmentinto maintenance equipment. If we are able to raise that $10,000, it would be a force multiplier inasmuch as we would then have $20,000 at our disposal AND would thereby qualify for a matching grantof $20,000 from the IRRRB. In short, our raising $10,000 is fully expected to generate $40,000 based upon our discussions with both the anonymous donor and representatives of the IRRRB.
In order to raise the necessary $10,000 in as expeditious and effective manner as possible, Vermilion Fairways will be holding a Raffle, the drawing for which will take place at 6:00pm on Saturday,September 18, 2021. (Ticket holders need not be present.) There will be 200 Raffle tickets issued, priced at $100 each. If all are sold, the funds generated would consequently be $20,000, half of which would go to the raffle prizes:one prize of $5000, and five prizes of $1000 each. In short, there would be six winners. The remaining $10,000 from the ticket sales would constitute the funds which the anonymous donor would thenmatch.
In order to operate the Raffle, we need a permit from the Minnesota Gambling Commission, for which application has already been made. We fully expect the permit to be issued since we have receivedsame on numerous occasions in the past and already have an established permit number.
Based on Gambling Commission turnaround times, the permit is likely to be issued in mid to late July, at which time we will commence the sale of the tickets. We will consequently update you at that time on the ways to obtain thetickets, where to send your checks, and to whom the checks should be made out.
Needless to say, your assistance in helping us raise the $10,000 is critical to meeting our capital equipment needs.
Thank you for your anticipated participation in this exercise.
Sincerely, The Vermilion Fairways Board of Directors Upcoming Tournaments
June 27 - Saints and Sinners
August 14-15 - Holm Francis Tournament
The annual Holm Francis Tournament will be a two day tournament for the Championship Flight. All other flights will compete only on Sunday, August 15. Save the date. More information will be posted.
September 11-12 - Men's Club Tournament
The annual Men's Club Tournament will be held on September 11 and 12, 2021. Saturday, September 11 will be the final three rounds of the team event. The first-round elimination will be on the normal Men's Club night of September 9. 2021. Sunday, September 14th will be dedicated to the Individual tournaments: a nine-hole event using Men's Club handicap; and an 18-hole tournament broken into flights using Men's Club handicaps. Note the Championship and First Flights will play an additional 9 holes (total of 27 holes) to determine the champions of those flights.
There is no cost for entry into one of these tournaments for paid Vermilion Fairways Men's Club members. Cash prizes will be awarded to approximately one half of the participants in each individual event or flight. Please sign-up in the clubhouse prior to the opening round of the Team event on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
September 18 - Fertilizer Tournament
The annual tournament to raise money for fertilizer and other course maintenance supplies will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021. More information to follow.
We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon!
2407 Vermilion Dr. P.O. Box 74 Cook, Minnesota 55723