Hello, GCAC Members!
It's another year of College Football and it looks like lots of changes are on the way. Oklahoma and Texas may be joining the SEC and there are discussions of expanding the 4 team championship tournament by 2023.
Locally, we also have changes, with a new coaching staff at Gulf Shores High School and Orange Beach High will field a varsity team.
I hope you are as excited to get started as I am!!
I'm writing to give you information on what's going on with GCAC and to let you know we are ready to begin accepting memberships for this year.
First our season is scheduled to begin on August 30th, at Craft Farms country club. As many of you know, the club has been closed for months and we have been coordinating with Chad Leonard to make sure they are ready for us. Unfortunately Chad has not committed to being ready August 30th but they are doing all they can to meet that date. So we plan to keep our current schedule (see attached) and will change as necessary. We have also been informed that our meal and room costs are increasing this year but as of yet have not received our annual contract. As a result, we will be adding $25 to our membership dues this year. So, instead of $250 for the year, it will be $275 which is an increase of about $3 per meal for 8 meals.
We have not locked in any speakers thus far but have several good leads. We have always had terrific speakers and believe we will duplicate our success this year as well.
From a Covid Perspective, we will be operating under CCC guidelines. Further information can be found at www.CDC.gov. We will also communicate any Craft Farms specific protocols as we learn more from them.
2021 -22 dues can be paid by sending a $275 check made out to GCAC and sent to PO Box 2167, Orange Beach AL, 36561 or by paying by PP, credit or debit card by CLICKING HERE Please note that if you see a message at the top of the PayPal payment screen asking if you are Gulf Coast Athletic club Foundation, please click "NO". PP has started displaying this question. We use the same PP account for both the Foundation and the Club, thus the question.
I look forward to seeing you all out this year....we can use some socializing after this CV19 pandemic.
David T. Lee