Black Mouse Update 10-4-21

Close to 30 people showed up for the first meeting of the embryonic SLV Disc Golf Club, and numerous others indicated they had a conflict that evening but planned to be active members of the club. A great start!

The next meeting will Wednesday, October 13th at 6 pm, once again at Redwood Pizza in Felton.

At the first meeting I reported that all of the baskets have been confirmed to be in storage on the SLV campus (my inventory count was complicated by the haphazard way in which they were stored). That’s good news as the superintendent had told me he thought someone might have picked up some of them, claiming ownership.

By a simple show of hands we elected our initial club officers: Myself as president, Jeff Duvernois as VP, and Doug O’Dell as Treasurer. We have a good person lined up for secretary and will make it official at the next meeting.

We discussed all the things the SLVDGC might be, from a corporation with non-profit status to the host organization of sanctioned events and fundraiser for the schools and other local charities. The possibilities are exciting, for sure, but our first objective (our sole objective until it is achieved) is to see Black Mouse restored and open for play.

To that end, we’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the money required to pay for the following:

  • Signage that clearly states school ground rules and the cost for violating those rules
  • Locks to secure the baskets to the basket sleeves, as the original locks were cut when the course was closed
  • Several sleeves that were damaged or torn out when the course was removed
  • One new basket

Once we’ve achieved our baseline goal of restoring and reopening the course, we’ll look at a club membership structure that makes the most sense, and explore additional goals. For now, though, we’ll keep our eyes on the prize and check the boxes that enable us to all enjoy Black Mouse once again. Stay tuned!

3 thoughts on “Black Mouse Update 10-4-21

  1. This is profound news, and much appreciation for your facilitation efforts and org. skills.  When the GFMe account is available, You will find $100 in the account to hopefully be matched by many others. I would also like to methodically evaluate benches and repair/replace if required. See you on the 13th Respectfully (Stikky)

    Mark Schleicher (408) 455-1430 (text only please)Native Animal Rescue Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


  2. All sounds great. Maybe a little extra cash can go towards some sort of trash cans strategically places throughout the course. Also what do you think about an official shirt/vest thingy some of us volunteers can wear to patrol the course while playing it? I will miss the next meeting but keep me in mind if there’s any kind of advisory board vote. I’m so glad to be a part of this club.


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