|President||Neil Robertson - Phone 03 318 6546|
|Club Captain||Ron Kennedy - Phone 03 337 0254|
|Treasurer||Ray Porter - Phone 03 349 9905|
|Secretary||George Stringer - Phone 03 347 6779|
The Eagles Golfing Society of Canterbury is a non-profit incorporated society of some thirty six years whose members have given distinguished service to their Clubs and the game of golf. The eighty current Canterbury members, elected to the Society by their peers or nominated by their golf club, must be dedicated to fostering the game of golf; promotion of the fellowship of golfers; assist in encouraging and instructing junior golfers; and promoting sportsmanship, skill and etiquette. The Canterbury Eagles Golfing Society have also a charitable interest in that we raise monies for the Halberg Trust who assist young personnel with disabilities to take part in sport or active leisure in the Canterbury/West Coast district administered by this Trust.
Criteria for Membership:
Membership to the Eagles Golfing Society is by invitation or nomination from individual golf clubs within the Canterbury region, and is open to those who have made, or are perceived to have the credentials to contribute positively to their club and the game of golf, whilst embracing the objectives of the Eagles Society. Requirements expected from a prospective member are, Good Character – Reliability – Organisational skills and highly regarded by their fellow member golfers, they also must have the desire to belong to a Fellowship of Golfers who have the objectives of giving back to golf, or providing those less fortunate than themselves opportunities to improve or succeed. There is no minimum age limit or handicap restriction to joining the Eagles Society and the Membership of the Eagles Society is not confined to Men, indeed Women are also actively sought as prospective members. Regionally the criteria is based on an individuals desire to become involved with a fellowship of golfers who whole heartedly support the developing of Junior Golf in the Canterbury Province and raising money for those less privileged, through the auspices of the game of golf. The Society meets on a Monthly basis at different golf clubs within Canterbury, to play with the available club membership, it uses the occasion to promote itself to golf clubs and prospective members, always keeping in mind that if a golf club needs support in the areas of administration, then the society has members with the skills to help, and these members are available to support golf clubs in many ways. Partners of Eagles Members who play golf are actively encouraged to attend the Match Days and play alongside their partners and the membership. Prospective members must meet the criteria of attending at least 2/3rds of the Monthly Match days, and positively contribute in helping the Society achieve its objectives. There are approximately 1400 members within 15 Provincial Societies. Canterbury has an active membership of around eighty, representing the majority of the areas Golf Clubs.
The Eagles Golfing Society places strong emphasis on supporting junior golf through raising funds and assisting with junior tournaments, whilst raising funding for those less fortunate than ourselves though the game of golf.
Canterbury Eagles supplementary Objectives:
The local popular Annual Halberg Trust Tournaments raise in excess of $13,000 towards assisting persons with disabilities to take part in sport or active leisure in the Canterbury/West Coast district. All of the fifteen Eagles Societies hold annual ‘Halberg’ tournaments with $158,000 being the national total raised in the 2007 year. Since the inception of the Halberg Trust Golf Tournaments, well over $3,000,000 has been raised due to the efforts of New Zealand Eagles. It was pleasing that in the year (2007) to have Dame Susan Devoy at the Halberg Trust Awards, applaud the Provincial Societies for their efforts in raising funds for this charity, and it is also pleasing to be able to say that our contribution of $10,000 was no small part of the $170,000 spent in the greater Canterbury Region.