This year, six RCC members are running for three board seats. Nominee biographies are included below.
Please join us at the Rupert Elks on January 10 at 7pm to cast your vote for your 2018 RCC Board of Directors.
– Mary Frances Adams
I am a lifelong resident of Idaho. I have been married to Brett R Adams for 35 years. I took up golf two years after we were married so I could do something with Brett during the summer. I loved golf from the beginning and I continue to enjoy golf. We have two grown boys who also enjoy squeezing in a round of golf whenever they can. I retired in August of 2016 after 33 years in education to pursue my hobbies and interests, one of those being golf. Sadly, I am still not any better at golf but I have been able to get in more rounds. I do like playing other courses to experience the varieties of fairways, greens, and club houses.
Rupert Country Club has continued to improve in the years that our family has been a member. Thanks to devoted individuals, the ladies league has continued to attract more players. I would continue to support those efforts if I were on the RCC board.
– Anthony Bud Jensen
Passionate for growth of the game of golf through community and youth involvement.
Bud Jensen grew up in Rupert taking up the game of golf at age 8 practicing and playing at the country club during summer breaks finding his love of the game. He competed in the Idaho Junior Golf Association throughout his youth playing varsity golf for Minico throughout high school.
Bud attended the University of Idaho where he majored in Marketing from the college of business with Professional Golf Management Option becoming a class A PGA golf professional in 2007. Throughout the program, Bud had the opportunity to gain golf course and country club operations and management experience through internships at many different golf facilities. He worked as an assistant golf professional at Canyon Springs golf course, Sun Valley Resort golf course, Juniper Hills Country Club, and two seasons at The Valley Club golf and country club in Hailey Idaho.
Bud moved back to Rupert after starting his family working in accounting and marketing at Idaho Equipment and Sheet Metal for the past ten years becoming co-owner in 2014.
Bud has been continuing his involvement with the game of golf through working with youth in our community. After being contacted by the City of Rupert Recreation department, He created the Rupert Junior Golf league program which has grown to over 125 players of youth ages 6-14. Through outstanding community support and involvement, many youth have been getting a chance to experience the wonderful game of golf and enjoy team competition each spring at the Wee Links at Rupert Country Club.
Bud is excited to continue using his knowledge and experience of the game of golf and club operations to work with our youth and the Rupert County Club on continuing facility improvements and enjoyment for all members, future members, and golfers.
– Karlene Kelley
I am Karlene Kelley and I have been nominated for the board for the Rupert County Club.
I have been a member of the Rupert Country Club for the past 17 years, I am married to Jim Kelley and we now live in Kimberly Idaho. Jim retired one year ago and I am semiretired. We go to Arizona from January to April to work on our golf skills and get away from the cold weather, which its great to get away from the weather but I am not sure my golf skills have improved.
I believe that even though I am gone for that time I will be able to keep in touch of all that is going on and help in any way.
I believe we have a great club and I am wanting to continue the great work that the prior board has done. I feel it is important to serve so we have a better understanding of what it takes to keep our Country Club one of the best and most desired Club to be a part of.
Being a business owner has taught me the dedication and hard work that it takes to keep things running smoothly and to listen to the members with their concerns
I appreciate your support.
– Jasmine Shockey
I am married to my golf partner for life, Brad Shockey Jr. and together we have two girls Dallis and Allison. I fell in love with the game of golf at the age of 8 and have been a member of the Rupert Country club for about 30 years. Golf has allowed me the opportunity to travel and compete at the junior, state, national and collegiate level. While playing for Weber State University, I was awarded all-conference player twice and helped our team in snagging the Big Sky Conference Championship my sophomore year!
One of my most memorable summers I was honored to be picked as an instructor for the Nike junior golf camp tour, and from that moment on I knew that I truly enjoyed giving back to the sport that had allowed me so many amazing adventures, especially to the kids! I absolutely love the opportunity to assist in coaching the Minico golf program and I just sit back in awe at how talented our youth are. I hope to capture the attention of more young ladies and show them just how many doors the game of golf can open for them.
Some of the improvements or changes I would like to see at the R.C.C. would be ways to increase the members involvement in the care and maintenance of the course. There are so many little things as members we can do to show pride in our course. Imagine if every player fixed one ball mark on the green, pulled one weed during our round, its the little things that show pride and help make our course beautiful. My other hope for the course would be the upgrade to nice cart paths and a practice putting green with more slope.
My name is Sherri Smith, I have been married to James Smith going on 35 years, together we have 3 kids, and 8 grandchildren. We have lived in the Rupert area for most of our married life.
James passion is golfing, and I thought to myself if I wanted to spend good quality time with him I better learn. So far I don’t regret it.
I have been a member of the Country Club for several years now. I play on the ladies league, couples league and participate in most of the scrambles here at the Country Club.
I would like to be on the board to try to make a difference, new fresh ideas not so much of my own but bring in the members Ideas too.
I would listen to the positive and the negative and decipher if it’s something we need to address. I have learned that everyone has their own options, some of them you take as a grain of salt or push to make it right.
So please vote for me, give me a chance to bring in ideas and make the County club someplace you are pound to call yours .
– Steve Stanger
Married to Cherlyn Stanger together they have five children and eleven grandchildren. Steve is a financial advisor for Waddell & Reed. Steve has been a member of the Rupert country club for thirty years, was a member of the board during the expansion from a nine hole course to eighteen holes. The Stanger family grew up on the golf course and refined skills that allowed his children to attend college on golf scholarships and travel the country.
Because of those opportunites provided my family I would again like to serve on the RCC Board of Directors. Some of the things I feel are important are first and foremost bringing the course back to the condition it was in ten years ago. I feel we have focused to much on the weekly events and the golf professional and not enough on the course. I fully support our current professional but a course can survive without one. We need to look at our greens keeper as a very intregal part of our course not just a minimum pay employee and provide them with the tools and instruction necessary to maintain the course. We are facing increased fees to replace aging equipment and systems and I think we need a long range plan for the future to meet these needs and be fiscally responsible in accomplishing that. I also think our aging equity members need to be considered by offering single memberships where only one individual is using the membership. I feel we are starting to turn the corner in bringing our course back and I hope to be a part of that.