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Board of Advisors at Reynolds Lake Oconee

The Board of Advisors (BOA), composed of 11 Members, represents a cross-section of property owners. It meets quarterly and acts in an advisory capacity by providing input to Reynolds management about policies and programs. The Board of Advisors is one of the primary communications links between the company and its Members.

As an advisory group that assists with soliciting Member feedback, the Members at Large (MAL) on the BOA bring ideas, opinions, views, and advice to Reynolds Lake Oconee management and the BOA. They also participate in various ad hoc committees and task forces including the Employee Appreciation Fund and Board Communications.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Guidelines & Requirements for Committee Membership
Events Committee
 
The Events Committee reviews, critiques, and provides recommendations for social events at Reynolds Lake Oconee (RLO) to promote a level of interest and participation by Members and to evaluate the cost and value of events. The Committee also suggests new events and assists the RLO staff in the planning and coordination.
General Requirements
  • Be a Member in good standing of the Club at RLO and maintain Member in good standing status throughout his/her term on the Events Committee.  
  • May not be an active real estate agent in the Lake Oconee area (includes spouse/significant other).
  • Agree to attend four regular and specially called meetings and to dedicate the time required to complete the committee work.
  •  Possess experience and knowledge necessary to participate in the activities of the Events Committee.
  • Commit to serve a three-year term and, if selected, serve as a Chair of the Events Committee or an ad hoc committee.
  • Promote, review, analyze, critique, and provide recommendations for the improvement of all areas of responsibility of the Events Committee.
  • Eagerness to ascertain and communicate Member ideas, issues, and concerns to the Board of Advisors (BOA) and RLO Management and to convey RLO Management’s response back to Members.
 
Personal Qualities and Experience
  • Proficiency as a team player with the ability to act without self-interest, understand group dynamics and work within the group in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the ability to express an opinion concisely and effectively.
  • Keen listening skills honoring the opinions of others.
  • Recognition and observance of confidentially when appropriate.
  • Professional and/or volunteer leadership experience.
  • Current or past involvement in volunteer organizations and boards.
 
Events Committee Specific Criteria
  • Participation in Events Committee events and functions in the past two years.
  • Ability and willingness to attend at least 20% of the yearly social and cultural events.
  • Capability to review d├ęcor, entertainment, and menus for all events.
  • Background, knowledge, or interest in food and beverage.
 
Guidelines and Requirements for Committee Membership
Food & Beverage Committee
 
The Food & Beverage Committee communicates Member ideas and suggestions for food and beverage operations to RLO Management and reports specific dining experiences, both positive and negative. The Committee recommends changes to menus and restaurant procedures as needed to accommodate Members and increase facility use. It assists management by communicating with the Membership about food and beverage operations.
 
General Requirements
  •  Be a Member in good standing of the Club at RLO and maintain Member in good standing status throughout his/her term on the Food & Beverage Committee.
  • May not be an active real estate agent in the Lake Oconee area (includes spouse/significant other).
  • Agree to attend quarterly and specially called meetings and to dedicate the time required to complete the Food & Beverage Committee work.
  • Possess experience and knowledge necessary to participate in the activities of the Food & Beverage Committee.
  • Commit to serve a three-year term and, if selected, serve as a Chair of the Food & Beverage Committee or an ad hoc committee.
  • Promote, review, analyze, critique, and provide recommendations for the improvement of all areas of responsibility of the Food & Beverage Committee.
  • Eagerness to ascertain and communicate Member ideas, issues, and concerns to the BOA and RLO Management and to convey Management’s response back to Members.
 
Personal Qualities and Experience
  • Proficiency as a team player with the ability to act without self-interest, understand group dynamics, and work within the group in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the ability to express an opinion concisely and effectively.
  • Keen listening skills honoring the opinions of others.
  • Recognition and observance of confidentially, when appropriate.
  • Professional and/or volunteer leadership experience.
  • Current or past involvement in volunteer organizations and boards.

Food & Beverage Specific Criteria
  • Background, knowledge, or interest in food and beverage.
  • Familiarity with existing menus with ideas for changes.
  • Frequent use of various clubhouses and snack bars.
  • Ability to collect Membership dining experiences, both positive and negative, and communicate them to RLO Management in a timely manner.
  • Ideas for improvement of dining experiences.
  • Eagerness to attend training sessions with Food & Beverage Management and staff.
  • Commitment to participate in an educational lunch or dinner service tour that includes meeting the restaurant manager, chef, and staff, observing food preparation, and service delivery.
  • Readiness to complete Venue Reviews/Reports an average of once a week.

Guidelines and Requirements for Committee Membership
Golf Committee
 
The Golf Committee provides input to RLO Management concerning Member tournaments, operational golf policies that interface with Members, and the management of the Handicap Committee. It provides an informational link between Members and RLO Management to resolve problems and enforce a handicap process that is fair and equitable for all Members. The Golf Committee is the link between RLO Management and the Membership to promote continuous improvement for all Members and their golf experience at Reynolds.
 
General Requirements
  • Be a Member in good standing of the Club at RLO. and maintain Member in good standing status throughout his/her term on the Golf Committee
  • May not be an active real estate agent in the Lake Oconee area (includes spouse/significant other).
  • Agree to attend quarterly and special called meetings and to dedicate the time required to complete the Golf Committee work.
  • Possess experience and knowledge necessary to participate in the activities of the Golf Committee.
  • Commit to serve a three-year term and, if selected, serve as a Chair of the Golf Committee or its three ad hoc sub-committees (Tournaments, Operations, and Handicap).
  • Promote, review, analyze, critique, and provide recommendations for the improvement of all areas of responsibility of the Golf Committee.
  • Eagerness to ascertain and communicate all Member ideas, issues and concerns to the BOA and RLO Management and to convey Management’s response back to Members.
 
Personal Qualities and Experience
  • Proficiency as a team player with the ability to act without self-interest, understand group dynamics, and work within the group in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the ability to express an opinion concisely.
  • Keen listening skills honoring the opinions of others.
  • Recognition and observance of confidential information when appropriate.
  • Professional and/or volunteer leadership experience.
 
Golf Committee-Specific Criteria
  • Participation in various tournaments over a three-year period.
  •  Previous committee experiences that are golf-related (former clubs).
  • Familiar with handicap processes.
 
Guidelines and Requirements for Committee Membership
Greens Committee
 
The Greens Committee provides and seeks input regarding golf course conditions and maintenance practices, from a Member’s perspective. This information is reported in a systematic manner to the Vice-President of Agronomy and the golf course superintendents. The Greens Committee also communicates pertinent information to the RLO Members.
 
General Requirements
  • Be a Member in good standing of the Club at RLO and maintain Member in good standing status throughout his/her term on the Greens Committee.
  • May not be an active real estate agent in the Lake Oconee area (includes spouse/significant other).
  • Agree to attend quarterly and special called meetings and to dedicate the time required to complete the Greens Committee work.
  • Possess experience and knowledge necessary to participate in the activities of the Greens Committee.
  • Commit to serve a three-year term and, if selected, serve as a Chair of the Greens Committee or an ad hoc committee.
  • , review, analyze, critique, and provide recommendations for the improvement of all areas of responsibility of the Greens Committee.
  • Eagerness to ascertain and communicate Member ideas, issues, and concerns to the BOA and RLO Management and to convey Management’s response back to Members.
 
Personal Qualities and Experience
  • Proficiency as a team player with the ability to act without self-interest, understand group dynamics, and work within the group in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the ability to express an opinion concisely and effectively.
  • Keen listening skills honoring the opinions of others.
  • Recognition and observance of confidentiality when appropriate.
  • Professional and/or volunteer leadership experience.
  • Current or past involvement in volunteer organizations and boards.
 
Greens Committee Specific Criteria
  • Active Member of the golf community at any handicap level.
  • Plays a variety of Reynolds golf courses at least six times each month.
  • Familiarity with golf course maintenance is helpful.
 
Guidelines and Requirements for Committee Membership
Wellness & Recreation Committee
 
The Wellness & Recreation Committee reviews tennis and pickleball tournaments and programs, children’s programs, fitness training and classes, lake activities supported by the marinas, and other recreation-related events on a regular basis and communicates its findings and recommendations to RLO Management for review and implementation.
 
General Requirements
  • Be a Member in good standing of the Club at RLO and maintain Member in good standing status throughout his/her term on the Wellness & Recreation Committee
  • May not be an active real estate agent in the Lake Oconee area (includes spouse/significant other)
  • Agree to attend quarterly and special called meetings and to dedicate the time required to complete the Wellness & Recreation Committee work.
  • Possess the experience and knowledge necessary to participate in the activities of the Wellness & Recreation Committee.
  • Commit to serve a three-year term and, if selected, serve as a Chair of the Wellness & Recreation Committee or an ad hoc committee.
  • Promote, review, analyze, critique, and provide recommendations for the improvement of all areas of responsibility of the Wellness & Recreation Committee.
  • Eagerness to ascertain and communicate Member ideas, issues, and concerns to the BOA and RLO Management and to convey Management’s response back to Members.
 
Personal Qualities and Experience
  • Proficiency as a team player with the ability to act without self-interest, understand group dynamics, and work within the group in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the ability to express an opinion concisely and effectively.
  • Keen listening skills honoring the opinions of others.
  • Recognition and observance of confidentiality, when appropriate.
  • Professional and/or volunteer leadership experience.
  • Current or past involvement in volunteer organizations and boards.
 
Wellness & Recreation Committee Specific Criteria
  •  Participant in various tennis, pickleball, fitness, wellness, or other recreational activities.
  • Enthusiastic about helping to identify and develop new programs.
  • Willingness to work with other clubs to benchmark current and new programs.
 
Guidelines for Membership
Members at Large
 
Four (4) Members at Large (MALs) serve on the BOA and are selected from BOA Committee membership based on an application and interview process. The MALs oversee the BOA/Committee new member application process and onboarding of new Committee members/MALs, provide leadership of the annual Employee Appreciation Fund campaign, and prepare the MAL and BOA Minutes, as well as oversee publication of The Highlights. In addition, the MALs bring ideas and advice to RLO Management and the BOA on programs, opinions, and views that are not related to specific Committee activities.
 
General Requirements for MALs
  • Be a Member in good standing of the Club at RLO and maintain Member in good standing status throughout his/her term as an MAL.
  • May not be an active real estate agent in the Lake Oconee area (includes spouse/significant other).
  • Agree to attend quarterly and special called meetings and dedicate the time required to complete the assigned projects.
  • Agree to serve as Vice-Chair of the BOA, if elected, and then Chair following the Vice-Chair term.
  • Possess knowledge and experience necessary to participate in activities and work efforts assigned to the MALs
  • Commit to serve a three-year term.
  • Promote, review, analyze, critique, and provide recommendations for improvements in all areas of responsibility of the MAL position.
  • Ascertain and communicate Member ideas, issues and concerns to the BOA and RLO Management and convey Management’s response back to Members.
 
Personal Qualities and Experience
  • Proficiency as a team player with the ability to act without self-interest, understand group dynamics, and work within the group in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong verbal and written skills with the ability to express an opinion concisely and effectively.
  • Keen listening skills honoring the opinions of others.
  • Recognition and observance of confidentiality when appropriate.
  • Professional and/or volunteer leadership experience.
  • Current or past involvement in volunteer organizations and boards.
 
MALs Specific Criteria
  • General understanding and appreciation of the amenities and operation of RLO.
  • Familiarity with effective methods of communicating to RLO Membership.
  • Appreciation for the diverse opinions of RLO Membership.
  • Ability to assist and remain objective in the development of a shared vision.
Effective Date: March 8, 2024

BOARD OF ADVISORS COMMITTEE & POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Committee Descriptions – Board of Advisors
 
The Board of Advisors (BOA), comprised of eleven (11) Members, represents a cross-section of property owners. It meets quarterly and acts in an advisory capacity by providing input to Reynolds Lake Oconee (RLO) Management about policies and programs. The BOA is one of the primary communications links between RLO and its Members. The Committees of the BOA function as follows:

The Events Committee reviews, critiques, and provides recommendations for social events at RLO to promote a level of interest and participation by Members and to evaluate the cost and value of events. The Events Committee also suggests new events and assists the Reynolds staff in the planning and coordination.

The Food & Beverage Committee communicates Member ideas and suggestions for the food and beverage operations to RLO Management and reports specific experiences that Members have had during dining, both positive and negative. The Food & Beverage Committee suggests changes to menus and to restaurant procedures as needed to accommodate Members and to increase the use of facilities. It assists RLO Management by communicating with the Membership about food and beverage operations.

The Golf Committee works to ensure that the golf experience at Reynolds is enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. The Golf Committee does this by providing input to Reynolds Management concerning golf programs and policies. The Golf Committee focuses on tournament play and golf operations including new Member orientation, rules of golf, and daily golf operations. Finally, the Golf Committee manages and administers the local Handicap system. The Golf Committee's information link between Members and Reynolds Management ensures that the enjoyment of our golf experience will always grow and meet the expectations of our Membership.

The Greens Committee provides and seeks input regarding golf course conditions and maintenance practices from a Member’s perspective and reports this information, in a systematic manner, to the Vice President of Agronomy. The Greens Committee also communicates pertinent information to RLO Members.

The Wellness & Recreation Committee reviews tennis and pickleball tournaments and programs, family and children’s programs, fitness training, and classes, lake activities supported by the marinas, pools, and other recreation-related events on a regular basis and communicates its findings and recommendations to RLO Management for review and implementation.
 
Four (4) Members at Large (MALs) serve on the BOA and are selected from BOA Committee membership based on an application and interview process. The MALs oversee the BOA/Committee new member application process and onboarding of new Committee members/MALs, provide leadership of the annual Employee Appreciation Fund campaign, and prepare the MAL and BOA Minutes, as well as oversee the publication of The Highlights. In addition, the MALs bring ideas and advice to RLO Management and the BOA on programs, opinions, and views that are not related to specific Committee activities.
This information and current Committee member names are listed at www.ReynoldsLakeOconee.net under the Board of Advisors tab.
 
Position Descriptions – Board of Advisors (BOA)
 
Chair, BOA

The Chair serves a one-year term with the responsibility of contributing to the direction of RLO and the fulfillment of its goals.
  • Participates as a member of the BOA, attending quarterly BOA meetings.
  • Set objectives and develop action plans for the BOA.
  • Listens and responds appropriately to BOA members and the general Membership.
  • Develop agendas for all BOA meetings at a pre-planning meeting with the RLO Chief Operating Officer, the RLO General Manager, and the BOA Vice-Chair.
  • Works closely with all Committee Chairs regarding Committee needs, issues, and progress, attending each Committee meeting and MAL meetings when available.

Vice-Chair, BOA
 
The Vice-Chair serves a one-year term and becomes the Chair following completion of his/her term as Vice-Chair. 
  • Participates as a member of the BOA, attending quarterly BOA meetings.
  • Assists in the development of agendas for all BOA meetings at a pre-planning meeting with the RLO Chief Operating Officer, the RLO General Manager, and the BOA Chair.
  • Attends each Committee meeting and MAL meeting twice during the year.
  • Assists the Chair with duties as may be assigned.
  • Chairs the BOA Meeting when the Chair is absent.
  • Attends all special meetings at the request of the Chair.
  • Shadows the Chair in preparation for assuming the Chair’s position the following year.

Chair, Events Committee
 
The Chair of the Events Committee serves a three-year term, approved by the BOA.
  • Participates as a member of the BOA, attending quarterly BOA meetings.
  • Convenes quarterly meetings of the Events Committee.
  • Provide leadership for achieving the committee’s goals by directing, monitoring, and evaluating Committee activities.
  • Set objectives and develop action plans with committee members; identify potential problems and opportunities.
  • Works effectively toward common goals as a Board and committee member.
  • Maintains communications with Events Committee members and ensures creation of Minutes of Committee meetings.

Chair, Food & Beverage Committee
 
The Chair of the Food & Beverage Committee serves a three-year term, approved by the BOA.
  • Participates as a member of the BOA, attending quarterly BOA meetings.
  • Convenes quarterly meetings of the Food & Beverage Committee.
  • Provide leadership for achieving the committee’s goals by directing, monitoring, and evaluating Committee activities.
  • Set objectives and develop action plans with committee members; identify potential problems and opportunities.
  • Works effectively toward common goals as a BOA and Committee member.
  • Maintains communications with Food & Beverage Committee members and ensures creation of Minutes of Committee meetings/activities.
 
Chair, Golf Committee
 
The Chair of the Golf Committee serves a three-year term, approved by the BOA. 
  • Participates as a member of the BOA, attending quarterly BOA meetings.
  • Convenes quarterly meetings of the Golf Committee.
  • Provides leadership for achieving Committee’s goals by directing, monitoring, and evaluating Committee activities.
  • Sets objectives and develops action plans with Committee members; identifies potential problems and opportunities.
  • Works effectively toward common goals as a BOA and Committee member.
  • Maintains communications with Committee members and ensures creation of Minutes of Committee meetings/activities.
 
Chair, Greens Committee
 
The Chair of the Greens Committee serves a three-year term, approved by the BOA.
  • Participates as a member of the BOA, attending quarterly BOA meetings.
  • Convenes quarterly meetings of the Greens Committee.
  • Provides leadership for achieving Committee’s goals by directing, monitoring, and evaluating Committee activities.
  • Sets objectives and develops action plans with Committee members; identifies potential problems and opportunities.
  • Works effectively toward common goals as a BOA and Committee member.
  • Maintains communications with Committee members and ensures creation of Minutes of Committee meetings/activities.
 
 Chair, Wellness & Recreation Committee
 
The Chair of the Wellness & Recreation Committee serves a three-year term, approved by the BOA.
  • Participates as a member of the BOA, attending quarterly BOA meetings.
  • Convenes quarterly meetings of the Wellness & Recreation Committee.
  • Provides leadership for achieving Committee’s goals by directing, monitoring, and evaluating Committee activities.
  • Sets objectives and develops action plans with Committee members; identifies potential problems and opportunities.
  • Works effectively toward common goals as a BOA and Committee member.
  • Maintains communications with Committee members and ensures creation of Minutes of Committee meetings/activities.
 
Members at Large (MALs)
 
There are four (4) MALs who each serve a three-year term on the BOA. One of the four MALs serves as the Lead MAL. The MALs are selected directly from BOA Committee membership based on an application and interview process and as approved by the BOA. In addition to providing individual and independent views, MAL duties include:
  • Participation as a member of the BOA, with attendance at quarterly meetings and all other called meetings.
  • Attendance and participation in Committee meetings during the year, whenever possible.
  • Leadership of the annual Employee Appreciation Fund campaign.
  • Oversight of the BOA New Advisor Orientation Conference.
  • Liaison between RLO Management and the general Membership on issues of interest or concern, particularly on topics that fall outside the purview of other BOA Committees.
  • Determination of opinions, intensity, and pervasiveness of issues through collaborative efforts with RLO Management.
  • Oversight of timeline, application, term, and nomination guidelines process for the selection of new MALs and Committee Members.
  • Preparation of BOA Minutes and The Highlights communications for distribution to the Membership.
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Reynolds Lake Oconee Board of Advisors

Name

Drew Santee

Title

Chair, Board of Advisors

Name

Linda Moore

Title

Vice Chair, Board of Advisors

Name

Scott Hein

Title

Chair, Wellness & Recreation Committee

Name

Rick Klotz

Title

Chair, Golf Committee

Name

Kaye Sutterer

Title

Chair, Greens Committee

Name

Michael Nelson

Title

Chair, Events Committee

Name

Bill Bonnington

Title

Chair, Food & Beverage Committee

Name

Pat Fleet

Title

Member at Large, Board of Advisors

Name

Larry Buchanan

Title

Member at Large, Board of Advisors

Name

Greg Tantum

Title

Member at Large, Board of Advisors