CGSA and BCGSA Announce New Partnership
For immediate release
November 25, 2022
Mississauga, ON – The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and the British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association (BCGSA) have agreed on a management contract that will see the CGSA conduct the administration of the BCGSA.
CGSA will begin administrative services effective January 1, 2023 under the direction of the BCGSA Board of Directors. Each association will maintain their autonomy as independent organizations however will share resources such as administrative talent and the CGSA’s new Association Management System. This agreement also sees the addition to CGSA’s staff complement and is pleased to announce the hiring of Miranda Robinson as BCGSA Manager and CGSA Communications Manager.
Miss Robinson will work full time as a CGSA employee who will oversee all BCGSA activities alongside the current CGSA staff and will also take on the role of CGSA Communications Manager. Her previous experience as a Superintendent, involvement in BCGSA’s Professional Development Days and speaking engagements will serve both associations well coupled with her dedication and passion for this industry helped to solidify her as an excellent candidate for this role.
“Following the announcement of long time BCGSA Executive Administrator Ginny Tromp’s retirement the BCGSA set out to find the best solution for our association. After a very thorough search we recognized that CGSA is an excellent fit to take on our association administration,” said Warren Blue, BCGSA President. He continued, “We worked with the CGSA to assist in selecting the candidate that would become our BCGSA Manager. I would like to thank both the search committee and my fellow Board members for their hard work on this partnership.”
“I thank the BCGSA Board of Directors for their foresight and enthusiasm to have the CGSA become their partner and to handle the administration of their association. We believe that this alignment will bring our industry closer together and provide more efficient and cost-effective services for the benefit of all members,” said CGSA President, Pierre Vezeau, AGS.
The administration contract as well as Miss Robinson’s start date will be January 1, 2023.
About the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA)
The CGSA is a society committed to excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continuing professional development of its 1000 plus membership. CGSA is the only national organization dedicated to supporting golf course superintendents and golf course management professionals in Canada. CGSA provides benefits including representation and promotion of the profession, advocacy, certification, professional development and awards dedicated to this golf sector. For more information on the CGSA please visit www.golfsupers.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
About the British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association (BCGSA)
The British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association (BCGSA) is committed to heighten the professional recognition of the Golf Course Superintendent both in golf course maintenance as well as in the culture and science of turf management within the province of British Columbia. With currently over 300 members in five regions of the province the BCGSA promotes fraternity, benevolence; justice and mutual understanding to and for its members. For more information on the BCGSA please visit bcgsa.com.
Kathryn Wood, CMP
Chief Operating Officer
1-800-387-1056, ext 23