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October 19, 2017 Dear Members: Although the weather of late has made it feel more like summer, nevertheless Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone and we have begun the shift into winter mode. I wish both to update the membership on a change within our golf membership categories which we will be implementing for next year and also to provide you with an update on our Long-Range Planning process. Membership At our last Board meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously passed a Motion put forward by the Membership committee which re-defines the eligibility criteria for "A" and "B" golf categories. As many of you are aware, we have experienced a growing imbalance, created by the new members joining, in the demand for our "B" membership category making it impossible for any movement to "B" from within our existing membership ranks. This has created a waitlist of 39 members to date with virtually no chance to switch based on current policies. To alleviate this imbalance and provide a clear and fair pathway for all our membership, we will be implementing the following changes. Effective January 1, 2018, we will be moving to a one category "A" membership offering as the only category option for new incoming members. At the same time, category "B" membership will be made available only to existing "A" members with golf membership of 10 or more years. Summarized below are the policy highlights as well as the Transition policy we will be following for the members and applicants for "B" membership already in the system. As of January 1, 2018, the "B" category will no longer be offered to incoming Shareholder members. Current members on the "B" transfer list will be eligible to move to the "B" category as openings occur. Current "B" members will not be affected. Spouses of shareholding members wanting a "B" membership must submit their application before December 31, 2017. Similarly, 2017 Trial members and their spouses who wish to join the "B" membership category will also have until December 31, 2017 to submit their application. "A" shareholding members with 5 or more years of golf membership may request a transfer to the "B" category on or before December 31, 2017. After December 31, 2017 "A" members will be required to have a minimum of 10 years of golf membership before they can transfer to the "B" category. Unrestricted ("A"/Trial) and Restricted ("B") caps do not change. Initiation fees will remain unchanged and existing spousal discounts will still be offered. For members with queries or those currently interested in the "B" category, please feel free to contact our Membership Secretary Tami Fisher at tfisher@burlingtongolfclub.com or (905) 634-7726 ext. 251 for more information.

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