Virginia C. Moll

Honored by:David C. Moll
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Virginia (Ginny) Lou Carter Moll has been a long-time participant in community activities, supporter of women athletes in golf and a leader in improving Minnesota women's golf organizations. She is a source of love and wisdom to her family. Virginia Moll was born on July 8, 1923 in Waterloo, Iowa. Her parents were George William Carter and Esther Florence Ludtke Carter.

She happily married Dale C. Moll on August 30, 1947 in the First Congregational Church in Ames, Iowa. They were married until he passed away August 6, 1991. She has two sons, David C. Moll born August 5, 1948 in Ames and Daniel C. Moll born March 28, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a granddaughter, Megahn Elizabeth, born June 10, 1984. Ginny has been a resident of Hopkins Minnesota since 1953.

Ginny is a graduate of Ames High School. She received a B.S. from Iowa State College in 1945 with a major in home economics/food and nutrition and a minor in journalism. In 1961, she was president of Suburban Women's Golf League. From 1972-1976, Ginny was a member of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission President of Mizpah Women's Fellowship and a Member of the Board of Trustees and Stewardship Committee of Mizpah. She also served on and was chair of the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ Publicity and Public Information Committee.

On October 16, 1975, she received a Merit Award from the Minnesota Education Association for an education feature in a non-daily newspaper -"To CAM with Love." In 1980, she was nominated for West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Karen Gibbs Woman of Achievement Award "in recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Community Profession or Home." In 1994, Ginny was president of the Minnesota Women's Golf Association. Ginny is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, the Minnesota Women's Golf Association, Mizpah United Church of Christ, Hopkins Women's Club, the Suburban Women Golf League, the Minnesota Golf Association, Tianna County Club, Ten Mile Lake Association, the United States Golf Association and the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. From August 1945 to April 1946, Ginny did consumer research for Mitchell-Faust Advertising Agency in Chicago, Ill.

In the late 1960's she was a member of the University of Minnesota Planning and Counseling Center Women's Advisory Council (later known as the Continuing Education Center for Women). From 1966 to 1971 she was a reporter and news editor of Sun Newspapers (known as Hennepin County Review in 1966). From July 1971 to June 1984 she was the communications coordinator for Independent School District #270 Hopkins MN. From 1971 to 1986 she was a member of National School Public Relations Association and served the Minnesota Chapter as a Board Member and Secretary. In 1979 she was Chair of Publicity of the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at Braemar Golf Course Edina, MN.

She also served as the USGA Press Coordinator at this event and reported daily results to approximately 40 newspapers throughout the Nation. From 1979 to the present Ginny is a freelance writer for the Minnesota Golf Scene (out of circulation now) and Minnesota Golfer (current publication of MGA). In 1982, 1983 and 1984 she was the publicity chair for Lady Gopher Golf Invitational, a fundraising event for the U. of MN Patty Berg Scholarship fund. In 1985 her freelance stories were published in Upper Midwest weekly trade publication "Construction Bulletin" and national lathing and plaster publications.

In 1987 Ginny was the Hopkins representative on the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Transit Advisory Committee. Ginny has been a MWGA Board Member since 1985, member of Association Day Committee newsletter, editor, vice president and president-elect also serving as Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee and president. Presently Ginny is the MWGA Past President and Chair of the Policy Committee and member of the Long Range Planning and Marketing Committees.


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