It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to our 58th year! As we move into 2013, we are making a change to grow our organization. Known for 57 years as The Advertising Golf Association of Oregon (AGA of Oregon) we are changing our name to the Business Golf Association of Oregon (BGA of Oregon). In making this change we are widening our definition to create a more diverse membership of business professionals, not just folks related to advertising.
As you know business has evolved and we’ve seen major changes in the advertising business with leaner, smaller agencies, the disappearance of expense accounts and corporate downsizing means everyone works longer hours and plays less golf. While AGA of Oregon weathered the changes better than our sister organizations, we realized we needed to make this change to continue to grow our organization.
The National Chapter (BGA of America) spearheaded this movement and it’s being implemented by all the Chapters across the country. We putted with the idea and concluded it was the way to go. A hole-in-one! A larger membership of business professionals means increased networking possibilities for our members. And look for opportunities to promote your business to our membership throughout the year at each and every tournament.
Did I forget to mention golf! We have 8 great tournaments on 8 fantastic courses, along with a once in a lifetime National Tournament at Hilton Head, South Carolina in September. Stay tuned for details on how to participate.
Please join us, bring a guest(s), but most importantly bring your “A” game. Stay for dinner after each tournament, see old friends, meet new business associates and win prizes! We promise to make this year bigger and better than ever.
See you on the course,