To put it simply, we utilize the winter months for preparedness. We are preparing for the hustle and bustle of the golf season in all facets of our operation. We've outlined various winter activities in the past which included the tangible stuff our membership has likely experienced at one point or another.
Today we are taking the time to outline preparedness of a different type, which we address each off- season. We have administrative and compliance requirements just as any other organization or workplace. This year we have spent time preparing for disaster- because bad things do happen. Proper preparation can reduce the impact of catastrophic events such as fires, thefts, inclement weather, and employee injuries.
We recently performed an inventory of our entire maintenance facility. A thorough, well documented inventory is intended to protect the club in the event our maintenance facility is destroyed or falls victim to criminal activity. We already knew how expensive our golf course equipment was- $1.1 million in mowers, tractors, and vehicles used to keep the course pristine. Throughout the past few days we have cataloged everything else in our maintenance facility- approximately $375,000 in total- from inspirational artwork to tools and toilet scrubbers. These materials are in place to support our staff, machinery, and the golf course. This process had not been completed this thoroughly in some time and was an eye- opening experience.