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2022 Annual Tournament in Sheridan
The 56th Annual WSWGA Tournament will be held in Sheridan at the Kendrick Municipal Golf Course on July 18-20, 2022. For more tournament information, please check their tournament page by clicking:  

Win A $100 Gift Card At The 2022 Tournament
The 2022 tournament committee will be giving away a $100 Gift Card to one lucky tournament player. You will automatically be entered into the contest IF they receive your entry form and fees BEFORE June 20, 2022.

Don't wait, download the Entry Form located on the "Forms/Reports" page, then complete the form and mail it with your entry fees to Laurie Paronto, 2125 Bruce Mountain Dr., Sheridan, WY 82801.
Board Recognizes Member Donations With 2022 Dues Payments
The WSWGA Board of Directors would like to recognize the following for their donations made when paying their 2022 membership dues. Their combined generosity has raised $1295 (so far this year) to support our Association. Generous gifts like these help provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission. They are true partners in fulfilling our goals. THANK YOU LADIES!

Dolores AlbersMarvene AlexanderCharlotte BenardisSusan Brodie
Donna BrownDonna ClevelandMary ComingsShirley Coulter
Martha DaveyTeresa DiedrichTrudy DurfeeLaura Fenn
Carole GroschSusan GuileSusan HendrickLisa Jacks
Bonnie JohnsonShirley KaetzerRichi KrassinRene` Lee
Rosemary LoosDonna LozierJanet MagnusonBecky Marsh
Rita McGinnisNancy McGuireGeorgia MooreDee Mortenson
Marianne MrakMarty Jo OrtizTara RobinsonKim Salveson
Vicky ShurtleffAnne SimmonsDebbie StoddardBobbie Stratton
Ellen StrubeBrenda StutheitDonna ThompsonCathy Toolson
Janice VosikaMary Beth VossCynthia WilsonSandra Wilson
Carol Woodward

Prior year member donations with dues payments were: 2021=$1,150; 2020=$1,120; 2019=$1,225; 2018=$1,187; 2017=$1,210; 2016=$995; 2015=$760; 2014=$835; 2013=$580; 2012=$570; 2011=$245; 2010=$200; 2009=$80;
Please Welcome Our 2022 New Members
As of today, we have 7 new members who are:

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Coulter, Shirley P - SheridanFosher, Karen S - SheridanGernaat, Evelyn A - Sheridan
Harris, Kathleen J - SheridanParonto, Laurie J - SheridanRideout, Michele - Worland
*Stine, Melanie J - Worland

      * = Registered for the tournament

Members Hole-In-One Club
Making a hole-in-one (aka ACE) is a BIG deal to all golfers and when it happens it needs to be celebrated. Starting in 2015, we want to recognize all those who have scored an ACE when playing with friends, in a league or in any tournament. Our members want to celebrate with you as well and offer our congratulations. Send our Webmaster an Email by clicking and provide him with the info on your achievement.
WSWGA Hole-In-One Club
Zara Logan Sun Lakes, AZ Palo Verde CC, AZ
#6 / 88 Yds
Becky Marsh Casper Three Crowns Golf
#16 / 105 Yds
Kelly White Sheridan Kendrick Golf Course
#3 / 111 Yds
Nancy Hoffman Cody Olive Glenn Golf Course
#6 / 156 Yds
Bobbie Stratton Sheridan Coyote Willows GC, NV
#18 / 108 Yds
Carole Grosch Worland Green Hills Golf Club
#3 / 86 Yds
Janet Jones Riverton Hemet Golf Club, CA
#7 / 128 Yds
Kimberly Durfee Sundance Devil's Tower Golf Club
#16 / 82 Yds
Falinda Hall Cody Olive Glenn Golf Course
#6 / 156 Yds
Trudy Durfee Sundance Keyhole CC
#7 / 141 Yds
Nancy McGuire Pinedale Rendezvous Meadow
#11 / 87 Yds
Rene` Lee Worland Green Hills Golf
#8 / 123 Yds
Joan Andreen Casper Three Crowns Golf
#16 / 110 Yds
Karen Holcombe Powell Powell Golf Club
#4 / 100 Yds
Joan Andreen Casper Paradise Valley
#15 / 123 Yds
Becky Marsh Casper Casper Muni-Park
#9 / 138 Yds
Kelly White Sheridan Kendrick Golf Course
#3 / 111 Yds

Pinnacle Bank Continues Sponsorship Of Our Website
We are pleased to announce that Pinnacle Bank is again a corporate sponsor of our WSWGA website for 2022. We want to thank them for this sponsorship and their continued support of our state wide organization. For their sponsorship, we have agreed to show their advertisement at the bottom of our home page. In case you missed it, it also appears here.

Pinnacle Bank
Pinnacle Banks are currently located in Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Moorcroft, Newcastle, Powell, Thermopolis, Torrington and Worland. The next time you visit Pinnacle Bank in your area, tell them thank you for supporting us.

We are always looking for individual or corporate sponsors to help defray the cost of our website. If you are interested, please email me by clicking: Falinda Hall.

Former WSWGA Member's Husband Passes Away
We extend our deepest sympathies to our former member, Nadine Sanders, whose husband (Bill) recently passed away.

Nadine joined the WSWGA in 1990 and played in many of our annual tournaments before she and Bill relocated to Arizona in 2008. Nadine was our tournament champion in 1994 which was played in Douglas, WY.

You may view Bill's obituary by clicking here:    

What Does The WSWGA Have In Common With The Super Bowl?
Super Bowl

Back on January 15, 1967 the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first NFL Super Bowl game and on July 27, 1967 Clare Pyle from Torrington became the overall Champion in the WSWGA's first annual tournament.

Therefore, we will both be celebrating our 56th anniversary this year.


Sheridan Lodging
Kelly White (our Local Tournament Director) has advised that two Sheridan motels have secured blocks of rooms for us. They are as follows (be sure to ask for the WSWGA rate):

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham (previously was a Holiday Inn)
1809 Sugarland Drive
Rate is $129/night
You can book your Ramada reservations on line by clicking on this link: Make My Reservation

Best Western Sheridan Center
612 North Main
Rate is 149.99/night

You can click on the following link to view other lodging in Sheridan:

We have also been advised that Sheridan will be hosting the 2022 International Hemingway Conference on July 17-23 which will attract a whole lot of visitors. Therefore, you may want to make your motel reservations a little sooner than usual.

You can read more about the Hemingway Conference by clicking the following link (and see a couple of notables who will be their guest speakers): Hemingway Conference


WSWGA 2022 Membership Application & Annual Dues Form
The 2022 Membership Application & Annual Dues Form is now available. Click on the above link Forms/Reports to view and/or print the form.

For those who paid their 2021 dues, the deadline for paying your 2022 dues is March 15, 2022 and after this deadline there is a $10 Late Fee. The $10 Late Fee does not apply to new members who are joining for the first time nor does it apply to those Members who are reinstating their membership after it had lapsed one or more years.


Bi-Annual Audit Completed
Pursuant to Section 4.04A of our By-Laws, our bi-annual audit of the Association's permanent bank checking and savings accounts located at Pinnacle Bank covering the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021 was completed on November 9, 2021. All cash receipts and disbursements were found to have been accounted for properly based on Standard Accounting practices. Therefore, our annual financial reports have been approved and accepted by the auditor. You may review these financial reports by clicking on the 'Forms/Reports' link at the top of this page.

Thanks to our Registrar (Falinda Hall) for a job well done preparing our annual financial reports.


Davis, Jespersen and Toolson Elected to Board
At the Annual Membership Meeting on July 14, 2021 Mishelle Aldrich-Davis (Thayne), Randee Jespersen (Gillette) and Cathy Toolson (SVR) were elected to the Board and each will serve a 3 year term.

The 2021-2022 Board Officers are: Gayle Brice (President), Carol Butler (Vice-President) and Trudy Durfee (Secretary).


WSWGA's Gift Of Giving
As many of you may remember at our 2004 Membership Meeting, we approved a change in our By-Laws where we did away with the scholarships and instead stated all profits from our annual tournaments are to be donated to help support a local charity in the host tournament city. Below is a list of the charitable donations made by the WSWGA's local tournament committees since the change:

2022 Sheridan TBD     The Food Group
2021 Star Valley $10,000.00     a) Thayne Senior Center
  "   " $1,500.00     b) The Turning Point
  "   " $481.67     c) Thayne Food Bank
2020 Evanston N/A       Tourney Cancelled Due To Covid-19
2019 Gillette $3,000.00     a) Sundance Fire Dept.
  "   " $1,000.00     b) Pine Haven EMS
  "   " $850.86     c) Bell Nob Jr. Golf
2018 Worland $3,800.00     a) Washakie Cnty Ministerial Food Bank
  "   " $3,800.00     b) At Risk Student Assistance
2017 Lander $6,400.50     a) Food 4 Kids Friday Backpack Program
  "   " $6,410.50     b) First Stop Help Center
2016 Star Valley $11,650.00     Thayne Senior Center
2015 Douglas $8,142.39     Boys & Girls Club of Douglas
2014 Cody $6,012.23     Heart Mtn Volunteer Medical Clinic
2013 Worland $2,582.55     Worland Senior Center
2012 Rawlins $1,041.00     Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County
2011 Sheridan $4,375.40     Kelly Shreibies Memorial Foundation
2010 Riverton $2,665.11     Amedisys (Little Wind) Hospice
2009 Star Valley $1,800.00     a) Animal Humane Association of Star Valley
  "   " $1,800.00     b) Family Foundation For Cancer Patients
2008 Casper $685.00     Make-A-Wish Foundation
2007 Cody $2,049.79     Humane Society Of Park County
2006 Rawlins $360.00     Pet Partners
2005 Worland         --             N/A
    TOTAL $80,407.00    

WOW is right! All of our members, tournament volunteers and donors as well as the host cities should be very proud of our organization and what we are doing. Just think, we are a non-profit organization helping other non-profit organizations. The more revenue we can generate through donations, raffles, and other sources at our annual tournaments, the more profit we produce to help another worthy cause. Fantastic job ladies!

In Memory
Memory We would like to be informed of any WSWGA members who have passed away. As you know, we try to recognize these ladies at our annual membership meetings. However, we sometimes are not made aware of their passing. If we know the names as well as when and where they died, we often can find their obituary on the internet which we can post here on our website for all to see. In addition, we need to remove them from our contacts list.

Therefore, please send our Webmaster an Email by clicking whenever you become aware of a member we have lost.
Paying Your Annual Dues Is Of Great Significance
We would like to remind all of our members of the importance of paying your annual dues regardless of whether you plan on playing in our annual tournaments. Among the benefits of belonging to our organization, is that we help support many charities in the Wyoming communities where we play our annual tournaments. Since 2004, those charities have included various Animal Humane Societies, cancer foundations, Coalition Against Violence, hospice, and the Wyoming Make-A-Wish foundation. Your dues, as well as participation in our tournaments, make these charitable donations possible.

As you all know, it is not an easy task to host one of our annual tournaments. It is a lot of work for the local tournament committees. One of their rewards for all their effort is the ability to make a WSWGA donation to a charity of their choice in their local community. Even if you are not playing in that years' tournament, payment of your annual dues help them make this happen.

During the past several years, your Board has discussed the raising of our "dues reinstatement fee" to discourage those members who choose to pay their annual dues only if they plan on playing in that years' tournament. No doubt, the subject will be revisited perodically over the next few years. In the meantime, the Board asks for everyones cooperation in supporting the WSWGA organization, its local tournament committees and the many wonderful Wyoming charitable organizations by paying your dues each year regardless of your participation in the tournaments.

Finally, a special thanks to all those members who have graciously supported our organization by paying their dues each and every year - even when they are unable to participate in all of our tournaments.

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