Many of us on here are also members of Drake's Bag Tag Challenge. The new Music City Disc Golf Club begins its life in August, and the plan is to merge Drake's into it. I have just posted this message on Drake's page on discgolfscene.com . . .
I'm excited about the new Music City Disc Golf Club and its accompanying bag tag challenge. I also think the plan of merging Drake's with the MCDGC is the right thing to do. However, to have paid for a full years membership in Drake's and then have it cease to exist after 7 months . . . and then have to again pay another full $20 to join MCDGC leaves somewhat of a bad taste in my mouth. Dynamic Discs had sponsored the full year. We've also had Adam tell us some time ago that all costs were covered, and all new membership funds from that point forward would go straight into the year-end pot. What happens to these funds? Twenty dollars for a year works out to $1.66 per month, or $8.33 for the lost five months. Rounding this down to $8 is fine. I feel if the merge occurs, all remaining Drake's funds should be turned over to the MCDGC, and any current memebr of Drake's should need to pay only $12 to join MCDGC. But perhaps I'm just being petty. Thoughts?
If you agree (or not), please go here and add your thoughts:
. . . so to keep playing each month until the end of the year, the $20 Drake's membership has become $70 ($20 original fee + $25 new fee + [$5 monthly fee x 5]) . . .
So these figures turn out to be nothing more than the paranoid cipherings of someone under the mistaken belief that the Drake's payout would still be at the end of the year. That's totally wrong . . . the final distribution of Drake's funds will be at the August event and then Drake's is done. Former Drake's members do not have to join MCDGC to have a chance at the Drake's purse.
That said, they will get my support. After speaking at length this evening with Shane and Big Andy, I'm appeased. It would be nicer maybe for all of us rabble for the switch to have been done at the end of the calendar year, but they make a good case for doing it now - the want/hope/plan is for there to be a base of 100 members before having elections for officer positions, and to have said elections by the end of October so that the late fall may be used for maintenance on the courses, and they can hit the ground running with the new year rather than just getting started. They have a working charter and by-laws, and do plan to organize as a 501c. I'm eager to see them succeed with their lofty goals of community involvement and Outreach programs, and look forward to helping them out where I can. ;D
RIP Drakes, it was a fun run....looking forward to the finale at 7Oaks, thanks for all your hard work Adam and Shane. Good luck to MCDGC and the things "big" Andy has in store for our area and the growth of the sport.