Members Have Been Duped & De-FraudedIn the 90’s, instead of making decisive moves to increase income and decrease expenses, or re-configuring the golf course, those in-power chose to tap the easiest, most-readily-available source of funds: Member Dues. This bail-out became known as the “Golf Subsidy.” Dubious justifications were used to make members acquiesce. Because of the control over HVLA held by those in-power, members did not resist. These small-power-groups have continued to control Boards and Staff, and have continued to promulgate the same justifications, e.g., “Views” magazine, May, June, July 2018.From 2001 to 2019, golf course losses averaged $560,000 per year -- 19 year total of about $10,000,000.Two Golf Consults were done in 2015. Member sentiment against “subsidies” was rising. Both consults concluded the course had been mismanaged in all aspects. They gave numerous recommendations. Most notably, a “Business Plan” was advised. To date, no Business Plan has been done.From 2000 to 2019, the Golf Ops. began to receive copious funding, yearly. Meanwhile non-golf amenities received token funding and withered. The Community Center (home of the “Teen Center”) was uninhabitable and demolished in 2017. No plans so far to rebuild. Lake de-siltation was proposed many times over the past 20 years but never done. The Equestrian Center deteriorated to a deplorable state before getting repairs. Many requests for upgrades and repairs to childrens’ play equipment has gone unheeded. Yet, a multi-million-dollar plan to rebuild the Club House has been advanced 3 times!“Golf Memberships” and general usage of the course have fallen. Those in-charge of the course have continuously avoided issuing ongoing or long-term details of rounds-played or solid evidence of marketing results or of cost-reduction strategies. Today, between 5-10% of ALL Assn. members play golf.You Pay $252/yr. For Others To Enjoy Golf!