David, per your request of 5/3/09, I have included my personal
appraisal of your performance and my personal recommendation.
Details of the Recommendation:
"From a financial standpoint, David's
thorough understanding of Club finances and the control and monitoring of the
Club's financial condition has resulted in meeting or exceeding budget
projections and the total control of our funds. His cost reduction results have
been accomplished without a reduction in quality or quantity while at the same
time improving member satisfaction.
From a management standpoint, David developed an employee team
consisting of individuals with varied backgrounds that work extremely well
together. They respect each other, help each other, enjoy working together, and
thoroughly enjoy working with and for David. David has instilled in each
employee a work ethic that has resulted in each employee giving a little extra
which has resulted in our good financial condition and the high level of member
From a planning and organizing standpoint, David continually
works hard to strengthen the organization by having Department Heads work
closely together as to the problems, opportunities, and successes in all areas
of the organization. David is a teacher, a mentor and a very good delegator,
all of which have contributed to the development of each member of his staff.
From an Administrative standpoint, David has proved to be invaluable
to me as the current Treasurer and as the President of the Association from
April, 2008 - March, 2009. His advice and counsel, based on his varied and
extensive experience, has helped me considerably, which in turn has helped the
Club considerably. He is an active participant in all meetings and does not
hesitate to “tell it like it is” whether or not it is politically correct or
not. He has always been honest and direct with me and never hesitates to
suggest to me when he thinks I am going in the wrong direction.
In summary, in my opinion we have been very fortunate to have
David Arnold as our General Manager. He has responded well to constructive
criticism and continually works hard to strengthen every aspect of our
organization. The quality of all of our goods and services is a testament to
David’s leadership and our staff’s hard work and dedication.
David's strengths are his overall job knowledge particularly
with all aspects of food planning, procurement, preparation and presentation;
computer systems and software; golf course management; financial control and
reporting; team building; training and education; communications, both written
and oral; and his dependability and willingness to work long hours to get the
job done. He is an excellent General Manager, an integral part of the Board of
Director/Management team, and a definite asset to the organization."