In order to be consistent with our responses to our members who are in need of
benevolence, the following guidelines will be followed:

Whenever a member of Triangle Putters is ill, the Benevolence Committee, upon being
notified of the illness, will send a card from the club.  If the member is hospitalized, the
Committee will send a card and send an email to the membership notifying them of the illness
of our member so that they may visit, call, or do whatever they wish to express their concern.

Whenever a member has a death in the immediate family (parent, sibling, husband, child,
grandchild, grandparent, household member), upon being notified of the death, the
Benevolence Committee will notify the Treasurer to draw a check and will enclose that check
in a card to the bereaved member.  The amount of the check should be $25.00.

The Benevolence Committee will send an email to the membership notifying them of the
death so that they may respond as they wish.

Whenever a member has a death in her extended family (aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin,
etc.), upon notification of the death, the Benevolence Committee will send a card to the
bereaved member.

Whenever a member has some other calamity or trauma, upon being notified of the event,
the Benevolence Committee will send a card, and if the event warrants, will notify the
President to canvass the membership to determine if other actions should be taken.  
(Examples:  fire, accident, crime victim, etc.)

Whenever a current member dies, a floral arrangement will be sent to the family of that
member.  Upon being notified of the death, the Benevolence Committee will check with the
Treasurer to determine the member’s status.  A member will be considered current if the
member’s dues have been paid for at least the previous year if not for the current year.  After
determining that the member is current, the Committee will order the floral arrangement and
ask the florist to send the invoice to the Treasurer who will pay the bill from the Treasury.  
The cost of the floral arrangement should be limited to $50.00.

All Triangle Putters should  consider themselves ex-officio members of the Benevolence
Committee with the responsibility of notifying the Benevolence Chair or other Committee
member whenever a TP member is in need of some act of benevolence.

                                                           Respectfully submitted,

                                              
 Davesene W. Lawson

                                               Davesene Lawson, Benevolence Chair

                                               Approved by the membership and Signed by

                                      Gloria Burton

                                                Gloria Burton, President,   Date  9/25/2004

Guidelines for The Benevolence Committee
September 25, 2004
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