Notice of Annual General Meeting


The Annual Meeting of the Rossland-Trail Country Club will be held at the Birchbank Clubhouse, on Sunday, the 13th day of December, 2015 at 1:00pm for the following purposes:

1. To approve the Annual General Meeting Minutes of the previous year

2. To receive any reports from President and Club Committees

3. To receive the current year’s  Financial Report. / Auditor’s Report

4. To elect 3 members of the Board of Directors

By Order of the Board, Forrest Drinnan, President


  1. The Nominating Committee has put the following members forward to fill the three positions available: Rob Drezdoff, Mark Brown and Pat Patterson.
  2. Additional names may be nominated by completing the Nomination Form found on the website (CLICK HERE) PLEASE, read the deadline information found on the form.

End of Season Approaching Fast

Driving Range Update

The driving range will be closing at the end of the day on October 30 so we can clean pick all the balls from the range on Saturday October 31. We will be going “on the mats” beginning Monday October 26 and continuing for the rest of the season.

2016 Memberships – Early Bird Pricing Until Oct 31 only.

Early bird membership ends at the conclusion of the business day on October 31, so please renew early and avoid the last minute rush. Take advantage of our Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) payment plan to purchase membership and additional services at early bird pricing.

All Accounts Due Oct. 31

All accounts with a balance owing must be paid up by October 31.
Please remember that the Pro Shop closes at the end of the day on Oct. 31 and the Office is only open on a very limited basis during the off season.


Our AGM will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1 pm in the Bistro (condensed order of business):

  1. Reading and disposition of any unapproved minutes
  2. Reports from Directors and Committees
  3. Audited Financial Report
  4. Election of 3 Directors – nominating committee has 3 names to bring forward – Pat Patterson, Mark Brown and Rob Drezdoff – other names may be submitted by completing a nomination form (available online or from the Office)

Marino Wins GT Car Wash Tournament Draw


View from #1 tees of the wonderful fall colours and sunny skies

It was hard to decide which was the best thing about this year’s edition of the GT Car Wash Closing Scramble – the fantastic weather, the people you got to play golf with, the food, or the great sponsor of the event, GT Car Wash, who made sure everyone won a prize.

Beautiful weather and great playing conditions

Beautiful weather and great playing conditions

After 127 names were drawn, the remaining name pulled out and this year’s winner of the reverse draw for a 2016 Birchbank membership was Frank Marino. Congratulations Frank! (In an amazing twist of luck, Frank’s wife was the second to last name drawn.)


Membership draw winner Fran Marino with his wife Betty Anne

Ladies Closing Photos


Ringer Board Overall Winner – Michele Shandland with a 56


Crystal Cup Left to Right…Maureen Elliott – Runner Up, Sophia Park – Champion, Brenda O’Donaughy – Winner Side B, Dana Haas – Runner Up Side B


Monthly Competition Winner – Colleen DeRosa with an 65.8 average


Closing Scramble Winners with a score of 125….Left to Right Sophia Park, Helen McLellan, Grace Merlo & Fran Gelinas

Birchbank Ladies Eclectic Tournament Results

The Birchbank Ladies Eclectic (Kay Buna Memorial – 26th Anniversary) Tournament was held Sept 12 & 13th.  Representatives from the Buna family from Left to Right are Anna Bisaro, & Ron Bisaro, Winners: Brenda O’Donaughy (Overall Low Net Runner Up with a 61) & Lynn Pachkowsky (Overall Low Net & Keeper Trophy with a 59) Representatives Donna Buna, Laura Bisaro, Gord Buna, Lesley Buna & Lorne Buna.


Trozzo & Swedburg Take Overall Titles at Retirees Championship


Stan Trozzo shot a 73 to win the overall Low Gross title and Gord Swedburg shot a net 66 to win the overall Low Net title at this year’s Retirees Club Championship and Windup Dinner. A big thank you go out to Mark and the grounds crew, to Dennis and the Pro Shop staff, and to Margo and the Bistro staff for a great day of golf and excellent meal.


Overall Low Gross: Stan Trozzo (73)
Overall Low Net: Gord Swedburg (66)

Flight A
1st Low net: Al Doherty -67
2nd Low net: Dave Muir – 67
3rd Low net: Ken Coupland – 68
4th Low net: Ross Saundry – 68

Flight B
1st Low net: Al Holm – 69
2nd Low net: Ross Brinson – 70
3rd Low net: Wayne Shubert – 70
4th Low net: John Kim – 71

Flight C
1st Low net: Tony Deluca – 67
2nd Low net: Jim Mohs – 69
3rd Low net: Jim Campbell – 71
4th Low net: Jim Markle – 72

Flight D

1st Low net: Dave Adams – 67
2nd Low net: Norm McKinnon – 70
3rd Low net: Vic Bobbit – 70
4th Low net: Al Piccolo – 70

KP # 5 – Tom Keen; KP# 8 – Fred Romano; LP # 9 – Stan Trozzo
KP #13 – Jamie Pipes; KP #16 – Reg Cherenko; LP#18 – Ken Coupland

Ladies Club Championship Results

The 92nd Blaylock Ladies Club Championship was held at Birchbank Golf Course on August 22 & 23.
Pictured below (L-R) Major sponsor of the tournament
 AM Ford’s representative Kelly Zaytsoff, (who presented the Low Gross and Low Net winners with a wedge golf club); Overall Low Net Winner Fran Gelinas with a 132 (Elsie Buchanan Plaque); Terry van Horn, Overall Low Gross with a 174 (Blaylock Bowl), Sophia Park, Runner up Low Gross with a 177 and Fewest Putts 58 (Frances Lauriente Rose Bowl).



Low Gross Winners 1st Flight- Susan Kim (178) ; 2nd Flight- Jeri Santarossa (191), 3rd Flight -Denise Gausdal (209).

Fishwick Winners’ Photos

Birchbank Golf and Howie Fishwick Scholarship are happy to announce that we have two Junior club members that will receive the 2015 Howie Fishwick  Scholarship – Ryan Fullerton and Jayden CrandellRyan is attending UBC in Kelowna studying Engineering while Jayden is attending the University of Calgary also studying Engineering. Good luck to both in the future.

Below are photos of the 2015 Fishwick Scholarship winners.


2015 Winner Ryan Fullerton with Dennis Bradley, Director of Golf


2015 Winner Jayden Crandell with Dennis Bradley, Director of Golf