Allenmore Men's Club
Bob has been a member of Allenmore since 2000. He will retire in July 2018 from Boeing after 38 years and plans to become more involved with the golf course and Elks. He plays in all the tournaments and normally plays in them twice or more. He lives in Kent close to Meridian Valley Golf Course but believes Allenmore is by far the best course around and the golfers are great. You will see Bob wearing a lot of Michigan Wolverine gear since that is the only true college and has the best sports program ever, well this is his opinion. Go Blue.
He enjoys golf more than any other hobby and one day would like to meet Phil Mickelson since he and Phil both are right handed but golf left handed. Once he retires and for long as he can do it will be golfing every day so if anyone wants to join him on the weekdays just send him an email.
Mel has been active in the Men’s Club and is an Elks # 174 member. He served on the Elks Board of Directors from 3/30/2011 to 10/01/2012, and again from Jan 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015. He is currently serving on the Elks # 174 Board of Directors as the Fifth Year Trustee.
Mel’s background includes serving in the US Army for 8 years of active service, and then an additional 14 and a half years in the US Army Reserve. He worked in the private sector for many years managing a consumer finance branch office, then spent almost 8 years as a mortgage lender in a local community bank. Before retiring in March 2016, he worked for over two years at a local nonprofit counseling clients on foreclosure modifications. Mel is married and resides in Tacoma with his wife Cindy.
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Jim has been a member at Allenmore Golf Course since 1981. Always the optimistic one on the first tee, Jim enjoys coordinating and organizing competitions.
After helping out in a few Member-Guest Tournaments, Jim ran for our Tournament Director position and was elected. There are always ongoing challenges facing our golf course and facilities, but once all of the upgrades to the course, pro shop, restaurant, etc... are completed, Jim is excited about having one of the best golf courses and facilities in the area.
Jim says: "I believe we can make this Men's Club a place where the majority of area golfers want to belong. I am always open to adding events and features to our tournaments that benefit Men's Club Members. The Elks management has stepped up and shown that they really want to form a collaborative effort with us to grow our golf course, and we definitely have the best Superintendent and grounds crew anywhere! I look forward to the future."
Mike has been a member at Allenmore since 2005. He is retired from the Kent Police Department and currently works for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs as the Director of Professional Services.
He believes, "Allenmore is hands down the best public golf course for the price in the South Sound. Our course superintendent is the best and the condition of our putting greens in December and January are proof. With the new lodge and clubhouse, there is no reason our membership can't be at 700. Let's work together to make this happen. Invite one of your friends or family members out and they will be hooked. Then send them my way for membership."
Term: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019
Term: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
John has been a member of the Elks and the Allenmore Men's Club since 1998. He continues to perform exceptionally as our club's Handicap Chairman spending countless hours of his personal time "getting it right"! He stays up to date on all changes to our GHIN system, as well as the WSGA, and is very approachable to any member having questions or concerns.
Outside of golf he has two sons and 5 grandchildren which he enjoys very much but does take up a lot of his time. John is retired from the United States Army and now has just recently retired in 2016 as the Vice-President of Information Technology for Nordstrom. He is very enthusiastic about the direction the Men's Club is going and is a valuable addition to the team.
Term: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2020
Term: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019