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Clubhouse Administration Accounting 561-964-9200 Social /Activities 561-964-9200 Clubhouse /Administration 561-964-9200

Dining Room Administration Dining Room Reservations 561-472-6522 Grille/Grande Dining Room 561-642-3311

Fitness Center & Spa Fitness Center 561-968-9051 The Spa 561-472-6534

Golf Administration Golf Pro Shop 561-641-2000 Golf Tee Time (TT) 561-642-2881 Golf TT Cancellation 561-964-4837 Golf TT Coordinator 561-472-6532 Golf Course Maintenance 561-642-4198

Security Security - Call in Guests 561-963-7121 South Entrance Building 561-966-9300 North Entrance Building 561-642-0069

Tennis Administration Tennis Pro Shop 561-641-1080 Tennis Court Time 561-642-2881

Executive Committee Irwin Tepper President Bob Glass Vice-President Joel Burzin Treasurer Murray Palent Secretary Janice Tannenbaum Member-at-Large

winter 2016 Vol. 1 • No. 1

Certified in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses Proudly recognized as America’s Healthiest Club Honored as Distinguished Gold Club of the World

Editor in Chief Leslie Jay-Gould Managing Editors Christine DiRocco, Sterling Swanson Contributing writers and photographers Maureen Buchbinder • Lynn Christian • Christine DiRocco • Donna Forte Darryl Jack • Kam Kuchta • Cheryl Loder • Lynn Mandigo • Joyce Schiff Sterling Swanson • Steve Teran Design, Layout & Printing EG COMMUNICATIONS GROUP Cover Art Arnold Levine Art Contribution Scott Velozo

Board of Directors Marty Anastasio Susan Brenner Alan Eckert Gene Fleishman Robert Guarino Doug Lipman Bob Monsour Norm Primost Joanne Sininsky Susan Webber Wycliffe Golf & Country Club 4650 Wycliffe Country Club Boulevard • Wellington, Florida 33449 • 561-964-9200 •

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The Beautiful Birds of Wycliffe Birds’ Eye View of Paradise

In e v e r y Issu e 20 Fitness Think Well, Be Well, Live Well Fit, Fit, Hooray! 21 Nutrition Relish a Delicious Journey This Holiday Season 22 Food Forks Up! A Season of Decadence Thankful, Grateful and Good Keep Calm and Lobster On Wycliffe To-Go Sip, Sip, Hooray

25 Kidding Around 26 Local Happenings Holidays, Happiness and Horses Giddy-Up Polo Season Kicks Off in January and WEF Jumps into Action 28 Where in the World is Wycliffe 31 Wycliffe 2.0 Tech Tips

F E A T U R E S 10 Deck the Walls 12 A Picture Tells a Thousand Words 13 Meaningful Mentoring 14 Style: Fashion Forward 16 PRO-Files Golf: Course of Action! Tennis: Order on the Court! 18 Spa: Get Salted

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from the president


Employee Satisfaction Survey Many important, annual activities take place in the “off season” and they are going on as I write this article. This year is special, however, because of the additional key projects transpiring. They include development of master plans for the clubhouse and golf facilities and renovations of the ladies’ card room, lobby and grille room. There is one important, first-time undertaking that you probably are not aware of. It is the Club’s

first ever comprehensive employee satisfaction survey administered by an independent third party. Employee engagement arguably has the greatest influence on member satisfaction and club usage. The key to creating an engaging culture is to obtain high levels of satisfaction among our employees. J. Willard Marriott of Marriott Hotels phrased it this way, “Take care of your people and they will take care of your customers.” The survey is designed to measure the level of satisfaction with respect to the key drivers of staff engagement. They include training, opportunities for professional development and advancement, compensation and benefits, work environment, relationship with supervisors, recognition for good performance, commitment, teamwork, transparent communications and view of management. The results of the survey will be used by the board in fulfilling its governance responsibility and by management in its human resources activities. This survey is another step in our efforts to improve the governance and management of our Club. Please contact me if you have any comments, questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you.

Irwin Tepper President


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from the general manager

Welcome to the 2016/2017 season! You have seen many of the projects worked on over the summer—we were busy! In July, the ladies’ card room opened with great excitement while behind-the-scenes, we finished a long needed air-conditioning project over the Grande Dining Room. Most recently, the clubhouse was remodeled in Floridian shades of blue, aqua, grey and accents of silver. A reception desk will be added along with a catering office, business center and most notably, our exceptional Birds of Wycliffe display wall. The Club provides a natural habitat for a multitude of indigenous bird species and was recognized and accredited by Audubon International. The Grille Room was refurbished with fresh paint, new carpet, lighting, tile, furnishings and built-in chef action station. Outdoors, tennis has new fencing, swanky patio furniture and a lounge TV over the beverage station. Bocce has become very popular within the Wycliffe community. Leagues are formed and are in rare form. The pool area has taken on a resort style look with brightly colored lounge seating, umbrellas and cabanas giving the area a fresh and inviting vibe. Golf is on par—the West Course has been re-grassed and is now in play condition as we head into the full “swing” of December. Other property improvements such as cart path repair, interior LED lighting updates, modification of the concrete curb from the golf shop and pool surface repairs are complete. This summer wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that Wycliffe Golf & Country Club was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Gold Club of the World award, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs of the World award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs. Such a great honor and recognition for us! As we head into my second season, I am very proud of the energy, drive and enthusiasm demonstrated by our professional team as they strive to make Wycliffe the best it can be. We understand that we need to continuely provide our current and future members with exceptional amenities, robust social programming, superior service and a physical property that will leverage Wycliffe as the first and best choice for all. I recognize that our work has just begun. On behalf of the entire team, we are dedicated to constant improvement and enhancing the value of our club experience every day. Happiest Holiday Season!

Darrell Wilde General Manager/COO

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INDULGE • Luxuriate • Exhale • Play • Celebrate



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Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Sunday & Monday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Bird’s Eye View



Members have long known that Wycliffe Golf & Country Club is a slice of paradise, but perhaps a lesser-known fact is Wycliffe is a flourishing haven to more than 250 species of indigenous birds. Wycliffe’s native vegetation and habitat are a natural resource for South Florida winged wildlife. w yc li f f e m aga zi n e

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“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” — Claude Monet

Thanks to member Ed Rubin leading the vision, Wycliffe committed to building nesting boxes and bird feeders throughout the property that provide a natural flyaway boundary as well as a stopover or destination for migrating birds.

In addition, Rubin, an avid bird enthusiast, began working with Audubon International to certify Wycliffe as a wildlife sanctuary. In August 2015, the property received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses, an organization that provides an advisory partnership to help courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs. Audubon promotes stewardship and appreciation of public land and water, which in turn allows people to experience and cherish Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife. This global effort is partly sponsored by the United States Golf Association.

To commemorate the Audubon International partnership and accreditation, a 12’ x 5’ fly-over mural was designed by Palm Beach State College art professor and member, Arnold Levine. Serving as the project’s art director Levine called upon the talents of artist and Palm Beach State College Art Chair Victoria Rose Martin to produce the exceptional artwork. Levine also collaborated with member Steve Roth in curating and collecting a rich variety of photographs featuring 45 of the most recognized birds at Wycliffe. Martin, a bird devotee and talented computer artist, culled landscape photographs


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from the Internet, in addition to Mr. Levine’s photography shot at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Meticulously, Martin pieced the sections of earth and creature together and crafted a masterpiece of flora, feathers and fauna—equally magnificent in color and detail. “The panoramic design is most pleasing to the eye, and the shape was pivotal in experiencing the artwork from an audience perspective. Everything is included, and the scene is never boring. It keeps moving,” explains Levine. The museum quality work is a fantastical and mystical landscape panorama resplendent with magnificent birds layered into the scene. The Sandhill Crane, poised prominently in the Palm Beach State College art foreground, is a copy of Audubon’s professor and member, Arnold Levine original drawing and symbolizes reviews color proofs. the heritage and work of the Audubon Society legacy.

About the artists It is with great pride that Darrell Wilde and the team at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club extend sincere and heartwarming appreciation to members Arnold Levine, Steve Roth and Ed Rubin for their birds’ eye view and vision in bringing this significant project to fruition. Additional gratitude is extended to the artist Victoria Rose Martin and other contributing photographers for their artistry, inspiration and efforts. Guests and members are invited to enjoy the fly-over mural and learn about the 45 most readily identified birds in our backyard. Let your curiosity take flight.

Arnold Levine, Ed Rubin and Steve Roth


FYI •••

Bald eagles are known to spread their wings at Wycliffe too!

The bald eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 and a spiritual symbol for native people for far longer. Once endangered by hunting and pesticides, bald eagles have flourished under protection. Look for them soaring in solitude, chasing other birds for their food, or

gathering by the hundreds in winter. Have you spotted one? Send us your pictures! The Photography Club, led by Alan Fabricant meets on November 3, December 1 and January 5. Please submit your best bird photography for consideration for the photo gallery wall.

Audubon International takes its name from John James Audubon (1785-1851), the world-renowned ornithologist, naturalist and artist. Through education, technical assistance, certification and recognition, Audubon International facilitates the implementation of environmental management practices that ensure natural resources are sustainably used and conserved. Throughout its history, Audubon International has enrolled over 3,000 properties (including golf courses, cemeteries, ski areas, housing developments, hotels and many others) and communities in its rigorous certification programs. The organization John James has been successful due in large part to its Audubon relationships with a wide range of interested partners, including small businesses, large corporations, academic institutions, fellow not-for-profits, community associations, local governments, and state and federal agencies. Since 1991, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has served as a strong supporter of Audubon International’s sustainability efforts in the golf industry, and this has included providing over $2 million in financial support to offset fees associated with administering the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.

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Deck the Walls Wycliffe is turning over a new leaf! Bright colors, new textures, and stunning interiors abound. A cornucopia of color and style is just the beginning. Over the summer Wycliffe happily renovated many of the public spaces— highly anticipated updates to detail and decadence. One never gets another chance to make a first impression and the lobby is a showstopper. Soaring ceilings, sparkling illumination and a color palate of cream, ivory and aqua are a backdrop to sleek leather furnishings, and sophisticated chrome appointments; the Audubon mural and collection further enhances the flights of fancy at Wycliffe. One of the primary additions will be the reception desk and lobby greeter welcoming guests at the door. The bright, distinctive ambience is a gateway to the 36 holes of lush green fairways of the East and West golf courses. It’s a royal straight flush in the ladies’ card room — a real game changer. Always a hub of socializing and friendly competition, the game room is elegant with pale aqua and light grey hues, sleek glass tile, comfy seating and contemporary, card-savvy lighting.

A verdant landscape of flowering trees and foliage pops the color brimming along the pool deck. Bursts of vibrant blue and sunny yellow chaises, umbrellas and bungalows are sure to delight sun-seekers and swimmers alike. Members will experience the new normal and luxuriate in a poolside paradise. It is said, the pleasure of eating begins with the eyes, so get your appetite ready for the redesign of The Grille. Farm tables and action stations are just the appetizer to this new space. Updated seating and floor plan, plus a color cuisine of greys and chestnut is a palate pleaser. Wycliffe welcomes members back home with a premiere dining space and club that are sure to be the envy of their friends. Cheers! 10

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Artist’s Rendering

Artist’s Rendering

LUNCH DINNER DIVINE! A few steps up from the golf course and with sweeping views of the greens, you’ll find The Grille at Wycliffe. Recognized as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs, the menu features locally sourced fruits, vegetables and a robust menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, grilled steaks, seafood, pastas and “not to be missed” desserts, plus a full buffet and chef action stations. Take in an elevated view of the 18th hole while sipping cocktails from the veranda. Be on the lookout for occasional sightings of roseate spoonbills and other local wildlife.

Daily for lunch 11:00 am – 2:30 pm • Dinner Tuesday through Sunday, 5:00 – 8:30 pm


A Picture Tells a Thousand Words and More!

Lenny Rudnick’s random act of kindness could be a delicious new ingredient for Chicken Soup for the Soul. This story was posted on Facebook in the #LoveWhatMatters, July 28, 2016; as told by Leena Al-arian. Wycliffe is reprinting her story for all to enjoy.


So this happened today.

“I took my two young daughters for a special children’s program at Barnes & Noble and this nice man approached me and told me how beautiful my girls are. Lenny Rudnick tearfully conveyed a heartfelt apology for the general anti-Muslim sentiment in our society today and that “it must be so difficult to see the news.” He said, “he feels awful about the bigotry my kids might one day By Lenna Al-arian experience and as a Jewish man, whose parents didn’t speak any English while he was growing up, he personally understands what it feels like to be rejected and discriminated against.


What a moment! I asked if I could give him a hug (he looked like he needed one, but I guess we both did). He wanted to reassure me that most Americans are decent people who don’t hate people like me or believe what they hear in the media. Mr. Rudnick told me he’s turning 90 on Friday and insisted on buying each of the kids a present as a gift to himself; he wanted them to have something to remember him by. I told him we should just take a picture instead so I can tell them the story one day (he accepted) but insisted on buying them gifts anyway. After the experience, I laughed how it sounded like one of those heartwarming Facebook stories about random acts of kindness and that it was a little too “on-the-nose.” It was suggested that I share it for a “modern day chicken soup for the anti-racist soul.” It seems unbelievable and that possibly my account got hacked; but here’s the picture. It happened.” Congratulations and thank you to our very own Mr. Lenny Rudnick for restoring our faith in humanity and for a love of life and others.


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featu r e M e a n ingful M en tor ing

Our Own R

by Joyce Schiff

Retirement provides

children and both

the luxury of time and

look forward to

also the opportunity

their special time.

for helping others.

As one child said,

The Wycliffe

“I have been happier

Volunteers of the Palm

since talking to you.”

Beach County Listen

Kids can be angry

to Children Program

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are from varied

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backgrounds, but all

or challenges in their

share an incredible

home life, difficulties

desire to help children.

at school, etc. Kids

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Children Program pairs a trained

Our Own volunteers are Al Diamond, Neil Fogel, Harry Van Gorp, Stu Schulein, Ed Goldman, Joyce Primost and Judi Kroll

volunteer with an elementary or middle school child needing extra support. Throughout the school year, volunteers meet weekly with children for about an hour. The objective is to provide young people with a mentor and confidante— someone to trust. Wycliffe Charities helps fund this worthwhile program. Our volunteers are Al Diamond, Neil Fogel, Ed Goldman, Judi Kroll, Joyce Primost, Stu Schulein and Harry Van Gorp. In the past, Carol Ablow, Les Litwin and Mark Wilan have also volunteered. Volunteers develop a nurturing relationship with the

a slippery slope and then believe everything is their

fault. Having a caring and supportive mentor, one who listens and coaches, helps kids develop problem solving tools and builds their confidence. One child realized where he wanted to go in life. He learned skills that turned him around and went from a poor student to the honor roll. His whole life changed because of his interaction with his mentor in the Listen to Children Program. There are many opportunities to help others. There is great satisfaction derived from giving to others and making a significant difference in a child’s life.

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st y l e

Fashion Forward!

Jump over to our Pro

have taken attire from “sporty” to

Shops to add a whole

everyday. Athleisure is the new game

lot of style to your

in town—no longer is golf your

game! Want to cool off from the

“plaid-clad, baggy-panted” game

scorching Florida sun? Pick up a

and those stark tennis whites

Wycliffe cap. Extra comfort more

are a thing of the past! We

your speed? A logoed Nike polo is

are teeing off the season with

designed with sport enthusiasts in

a round of sportswear classics

mind. Finish off your look with a

that are sure to inspire your

pair of Puma sneakers, the perfect

wardrobe. Inventory changes

addition to kick up your feet in the

regularly, shop often for the

cart or on the court.

best selection.

Sports fashion has

Dress up your drive at the golf and

grown up and with it,

tennis pro shops and add a little sass

the lines between style Puma Titantour Ignite Men’s Golf Shoe $160


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and convenience

to your swing!

Nike Ultra Polo 2.0 $45.89


Having a Ball!

Wycliffe is having a ball with the new regulation-sized Bocce court installed over the summer. Teams are formed and the competition is quite spirited! Throwing balls toward a target is the oldest game known to mankind. As early as 5000 B.C. the Egyptians played a form of Bocce with polished rocks. Graphic representations of figures tossing a ball or polished stone have been recorded as early as 5200 B.C. While Bocce today looks quite different from its early predecessors, the unbroken thread of Bocce’s lineage is the consistently common objective of trying to come as close to a fixed target as possible. From Egypt, the game made its way to Greece around 800 B.C. The Romans learned the game from the Greeks, and then introduced it throughout the empire. Thanks to many Italian immigrants at the turn of the century, Bocce has come to flourish in the United States. During its beginnings in the U.S., there were as many versions of the game as there were towns the immigrants had left. The popularity of Bocce in America has been on the rise since then and there are more than 25,000,000 Bocce enthusiasts throughout the United States today. Next to Soccer and Golf, Bocce is the third most participated sport in the world and is considered the oldest known sport in world history. Game on! In South Florida, as the temperature rises, humidity sets in and the game heats up, there’s nothing more refreshing than an Italian libation to quench your competitive thirst—cheers to a Bellini, spritz, or limoncello. Fantastico! w yc li f f e m aga zi n e

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Darryl Jack

Course of Action!

Growing up in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, Darryl Jack (DJ) quickly learned the game from some of the best golfer’s in his hometown, such as famed Chi Chi Rodriguez. As a teen, he spent every daylight hour practicing and playing and as a top junior golfer, he learned the game from one of Puerto Rico’s finest players, Carl James. Throughout his teens, DJ studied the swings of Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, and many other champions both past and present.

DJ caddied on the LPGA Tour in 1982-83, turned professional in 1984 and secured his PGA membership in 1990. DJ left the tour and took a swing at the country club lifestyle and has been a preeminent golf instructor at many of the country’s most prestigious clubs ever since. He is the “hole-in-one” to help members improve their golf skills, develop long term practices and sustain an overall enjoyment of the game. Always committed to teaching, he provided skills and instruction as a swing coach for Columbia University & NYU. In addition DJ makes regular appearances on Revolution Golf, and was a featured instructor on The Golf Channel’s - Golf Academy Live; a pivotal moment in his golfing career. Competitively, DJ has four professional tournament victories spanning three decades, including the 2008 Northeastern New York PGA Section Match Play Championship. He continues to be a driving force in the game. His accomplishments are distinguished throughout the golf industry—his low tournament round is 66, low round is 63 accomplishments, and he holds two course records. When most Floridians think of mid-60s as chilly, DJ is red hot on the links! 16

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TeeTime! G olf H ours Golf Pro Shop Monday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Driving Range November – April Tuesday 7 – 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday – Monday 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

TIP •••

The Need for Speed By Darryl Jack Wycliffe Director of Golf

In over 40 years playing and teaching golf, I have never met anyone that wants to hit the ball shorter; everyone would like to hit their shots farther! All things being equal in a golf swing, distance comes from speed; the faster the club moves, the farther the ball goes. A great way that every player can increase his or her swingspeed is by employing lighter grip pressure. On a scale of 1 – 10, one being so light that the club would slip out of your hands and 10 being as tight as you can possibly hold it, Tour Players fall in 3-5 range while the average player is much tighter. More importantly, maintaining consistently light grip pressure will allow any player to produce more speed through the impact area and create more distance. So, while you are practicing on the range, see if you can maintain consistent, light grip pressure throughout your golf swing. Then employ this in your play to drive it home this season!



Kam Kuchta is a natural athlete. An ace who is regarded as one of the most gifted players to pick up a tennis racquet. A native of Poland and competitive since childhood, Kam was an expert skier and member of the Polish National Youth Ski Team. When his family moved to Chicago, he dropped the skis and served it up on the courts. Kuchta quickly gained momentum and officially joined the United States Tennis Association (USTA) at age 11 and was named the top ranked National Junior player until age 18. In early 1989, Kuchta reached a career milestone by attaining an ATP World ranking. Ever the competitor, Kuchta became a nine-time USTA National Gold Ball winner and was selected to be a member of the USTA National Team and competed at the ITF World Team Championships. Kuchta played professional World Team tennis for the Hartford Fox Force; one of his opponents was the former WTA World #1, Maria Sharapova.

Kam Kuchta

Today, Kuchta is ranked #1 in the United States in both USPTA & USTA Men’s 35 through 45 singles and doubles. Skilled on clay, grass or hard courts, and renowned in both public and private clubs, Kuchta has over 25 years of teaching experience throughout the United States, instructing and coaching kids and adults of all ages. “One of the joys of being a tennis professional, is using my talent to help others achieve their maximum potential and to grow their game of tennis,” says Kutcha. Since 2007, Kuchta has been holding court at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Over nine years, he has elevated members’ play, increased tennis members, and designed several programs to inspire and attract players. On a daily basis, Kutcha hits the courts and embraces the philosophy “play like a champion today!”

Order on the Court!

The Comeback Kid By Kam Kuchta Wycliffe Director of Tennis

Serve it Up! T ennis H ours Tennis Pro Shop Hours Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tennis Courts Daily 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

TIP •••

If you want to make a comeback and turn the game around— turn that frown upside down! Stay in the present and don’t dwell on the past. Focus on the game in front of you—one top spin at a time. The key is to accept what has happened and concentrate on the tennis you’re about to play. You must be resilient. Play point by point. Don’t worry about the score or your opponent. With a positive attitude and a good back swing, you should be able to work your way back into the match. The opponents will recognize this and know you are mentally tough and ready to battle. Serve it, Smash it, Win it, Love it! w yc li f f e m aga zi n e

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Himalayan Warm Salt Tr eatm ent From the moment of


conception, human

regenerating effect and at

beings swim in a

the same time, a soothing

rich primordial saline


liquid, also known

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function is composed by

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in flexibility; and the

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structural component, sodium, which brings

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comforting experience. The Himalayan Salt

The Himalayan Warm Salt Treatment

treatment allows us to bathe in the benefits

combines 50 minutes of a balancing massage,

of salt water, resulting in a rejuvenated and

25 minutes of body exfoliation and is

balanced mind and body.

completed with a lustre of an anti-aging oil.

Salt is its perfect equilibrium of acidic and

Due to the pureness of pink Himalayan salt,

alkaline character. Salt, therefore, represents

this blended Himalayan Salt elixir is beneficial

harmony between the opposites and by acting

for anyone enduring stress, tension, chaos or

in opposite ways, always has a rebalancing

mental exhaustion. It also soothes skin and

function. Indulging the skin with the salt

respiratory ailments, restoring balance within

stones during the Himalayan Salt treatment

our mind and body.


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f i t n e ss

Think Well, Live Well and Be Well!

In fact, why not make these words your New Year’s resolution?


After all, health is the most important thing that we have. Every year many people make resolutions, unfortunately the vast majority struggle to stick to it and give up. What is really needed to be successful?

BE WELL The third ingredient is exercise. Exercise really is medicine. Partner with one of our fitness professionals to develop daily, weekly and long term goals. A personal exercise prescription will be planned for you.

Fit,Fit, Hooray!

THINK WELL is the first ingredient. One of our Fitness team members, Edwige Gilbert, life coach and author of Make a Fresh Start, is available to help you develop the tools needed to stay positive and make changes.

And, remember this: You can do anything that you set your mind to, but there will be ups and downs on your journey. Sticking to it will not be easy. Get up quickly when you are down. Take note of what happened and move on. Keep your eye on the big picture for continued success.

F itness H ours

LIVE WELL The Fitness Center has teamed up with Maureen Buchbinder, nutrition consultant and health educator. Yes, nutrition is the second ingredient for better health. Eat well—lots of fruits and vegetables!

Resolutions 101— remember to think well. It all happens by thinking and believing that you will achieve. Live well. Follow your plan. And, be well.


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Monday 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m Wednesday 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



a Delicious Journey this


Given the decadence of the holiday season ­­— the average American consumes thousands of calories on Thanksgiving alone. Indulge in a cornucopia of taste, foods and goodness of the holiday season while moderating your plate and palate!

• Festivities abound – try to avoid the high caloric dips and fried appetizers. Look for lighter choices, such as veggies and fruits. Do not arrive to the party starving and over indulge. • Fill your plate with palm sized portions of the feast. Consume lots of vegetables and skinless turkey and then add the smaller bites of starchy favorites (corn, potatoes, green peas, gravy, cranberry sauce, and winter squashes). Keep your plate neat – not piles of food. • Desserts should be one-bite samples or take one slice of your favorite pie — avoid the ice cream and extra toppings. • Pace yourself during the holiday dinners, eat slowly and savor the taste. • Stay well hydrated with water or herbal teas and skip the extra glass of bubbly. Say no to sugary punches and heavy nogs. • Enjoy an after dinner family stroll around the neighborhood. Breathe in and out. Don’t go to sleep on a full stomach. Keep active. Holidays will be happier with a heart healthy appetite this season! Cheers!

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Forks Up! P lease ma k e reservati o ns f o r o ur c o ming h o liday dinners Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24 / 2:30-7 p.m. Feast of the Seven Fish Friday, December 23 / 5-8:30 p.m. Kids’ Night Monday, December 26 & Tuesday, December 27 / 5-8 p.m. Hanukkah Wednesday, December 28 / 5:30-8 p.m. Early New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31 / 5-8:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31 / 8 p.m. until guests go home...


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Thankful, Grateful and Good

Allow our talented chefs to prepare your holiday feast while you enjoy all the goodies, comfort and hospitality of Thanksgiving in your home. This à la carte traditional turkey dinner is prepared and packed up for Thanksgiving Day pick-up. A cornucopia of sweet and savory favorites is included—butternut squash or mushroom barley soups; whole roasted turkey or boneless turkey breast; and sides galore! Choose from maple glazed yams, mashed potato; green beans almondine and other veggies; plus home style gravy, cranberry dressing and dinner rolls. Classic dessert selections are traditional apple, pumpkin and pecan pies, plus decadent chocolate cake, cheesecakes and fruit breads. Orders are due by Thursday, November 17 and can be dropped off at the admin office. Orders will be confirmed by a Wycliffe staff member and pick up is on Thanksgiving Day 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Grande Lobby. Pricing is à la carte for bulk quantities and payment will be charged to member account.

W y c l i f f e to go ! Take the Club home with you­ —Wycliffe now offers to-go service. Hearty portions, home-made comfort foods, made-from-scratch-soups, plus salads, sides, and yumminess galore! Casual family gatherings, football Sundays or friends popping over for lunch or dinner. Chef Schenk has cooked up classic flavors and NY style cuisine for dining at home. Deli options include meats, salads, breads, desserts, plus braised beef brisket, roasted chicken with gravy or grilled salmon with lemon dill sauce for dinner. The ample quantities, bulk priced by the pound, quart or dozen provide a simple convenience for hospitality at home. Just another delicious reason to love Wycliffe. DETAILS TO FOLLOW—STAY TUNED!

Lobster Night The wait is finally over— Lobster Night returns to the Grande Dining Room! Once a month enjoy a raw bar filled with fresh jumbo shrimp and East Coast oysters. Stop by the Steamer Station and indulge in a rich symphony of white wine and garlic poached steamer clams. The real New England showstopper? 1¾ lb. steamed, cracked Maine lobsters! Finish the night with a very special dessert buffet, donut machine included. Price is $52.95 per person—a real lobster-licious deal. Keep calm and get your lobster on!

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Sip-Sip Hooray!

We love raising a glass and toasting the ones we love during the holidays! However, it can be difficult sifting (or sipping) through cocktail recipes to find the most festive beverages to entertain and dazzle your guests. Holiday crunch is busy enough, so we’ve done the “work” for you! We muddled together a collection of cocktails that will have guests begging you for more shaking and stirring! From classics like Hocus Pocus Punch with fresh apples to a spicy, impressive Gingerbread Martini, we’ve selected the best of the best for your celebrations. We also created “mocktails” for joyful toasts with the little ones, and a big-batch of Holiday Milk Punch to share with family and friends. Be sure to ask Michelle for the lively libations when you visit the restaurants. With fun on your mind and potent potables in hand, you are sure to be in great spirits!

Virgin Moscow Mule Ingredients ½ Ginger Beer 3 tsp Fresh Lime Juice 3 tsp Club Soda

Hocus Pocus Punch Ingredients 1 Apple 1 Quart Apple Cider 2 Cups Pear Nectar 24 Ounces Ginger Ale 1 Cup Pearl Apple Pie Vodka

Preparation Mix ingredients in a copper mug 3/4 full of crushed ice. Stir together. Garnish with lime wedge for a bit of pizazz! *If you want a spirited Moscow Mule, you can replace the club soda with some vodka.

Preparation Combine apple slices, apple cider, pear nectar, and ginger ale into a pitcher. Stir well! Mix in one cup of Pearl Apple Pie Vodka into the pitcher and then pour over ice. Cheers to a fall-tastic drink!

Holiday Milk Punch Ingredients 2 Cups Milk 2 Cups half-and-half 1 Cup Brandy or Bourbon ½ Cup Sifted Powdered Sugar 1 ½ Teaspoons vanilla extract Crushed Ice Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail Ingredients Chilled Champagne Chilled Cranberry Juice Sprig of Rosemarry Fresh Cranberries Preparation Pour 8 oz of cranberry juice into a champagne glass followed by a squeeze of lime juice. Next, top off glass with Champagne and garnish with a few cranberries and a rosemarry sprig for a festive take on a classic!


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Preparation Whisk together milk, half-and-half, brandy, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a pitcher. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with a freshly grated nutmeg for the winning sip!

kidding around Kick your heels up, the holidays and vacations are upon us—please stay up to date with our kid-friendly programs and activities. Check your email and mail for the kids’ brochure. Fun!

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local happenings

Victor Segovia Competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival

LagoonFest This free, family-fun event located on the West Palm Beach Waterfront has live music, wildlife presentations, exhibitions, and many children’s activities, lagoon tours, water sports and more! Date: Nov 12, 2016 Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival Eat, drink and be merry! Local restuarants pair their specialties with a variety of fine wines throughout the globe. Attend a wine and food pairing seminar, peruse great art, dance to live music and stroll one of the finest streets in The Palm Beaches - Atlantic Avenue! LagoonFest West Palm Beach Waterfront

Dates: Nov 12-13, 2016 canvas Watch art come alive in real time, as superior artists create and then unveil murals, construct public sculptures in parks and create installations in Downtown West Palm Beach - all in walking distance of each other and free for all to see. Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival


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Dates: Nov 11-20, 2016

Christmas Tree Lighting Led by Santa Claus, his elves, and entertainers, The Worth Avenue Association welcomes the holiday season with an annual parade that concludes with the signature, spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting Event. The parade begins at 6pm, with the flip of the switch that lights the magnificent 40-foot tree happening at 6:29pm. Date: Nov 29, 2016 Hanukkah Celebration Enjoy HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES enchanted and animated holiday displays, cascading fountains, arctic zone and a highlight being the 6-foot Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony. Live entertainment with music and a magician. Sufganiyot will be available on a first come-first served basis. Date: Dec 8, 5:30pm Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest Celebrate as a flood of epicurean talent descends upon the area for the annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest. Award-winning chefs and culinary personalities, authors, winemakers, and mixologists are creating a masterful culinary event. Cheers!

Winter Equestrian Festival See many of the world’s finest horse and riders as they become one in a ballet of balance, artistry and sportsmanship. Rider and horse atheletes compete at show jumping and dressage at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Date: Jan 11 - April 2, 2017 Palm Beach International Polo Season Ball in! Polo season is off and running! Witness incredible skill and athleticism of the ponies and players from around the globe. Exhilarating tournaments are played through April culminating in the prestigious U.S. Open Polo Championship. Dates: Jan - April 2017

Dates: Jan 13-29, 2017

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade Sparkle and shimmer! Winter festivities are kicking off in The Palm Beaches with the annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade. Date: Dec 3, 2016

Dates: Jan 19-22, 2017

Boynton Beach Holiday Boat Parade Music! Boats! Lights! Festivities! Make time for the city’s annual waterway extravaganza. Holly-Jolly fabulous!

FOTOfusion Say Cheese! This pop cultural festival attracts hundreds of professional photographers and hobbyists combined. Attend workshops, lectures, panel discussion and so much more. Enjoy the free public events and a series of short films about photography, held on the Great Lawn in downtown West Palm Beach.

Date: Dec 9, 2016 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Big time college football is finally going oceanfront! It is a gridiron clash between teams from the Mid-American Conference and American Athletic Conference, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton.

Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival

South Florida Fair Grab the kids for music and entertainment, world class ice skating performances daily, and over 200 rides, games and attractions. Livestock program feature more than 1,000 exhibitors from over 30 Florida counties.

ArtPalmBeach Contemporary and culturally diverse, ArtPalmBeach is perfect for the art show enthusiasts. This event combines painting, photography, sculpture, ceramic and more to showcase one-of-a-kind works.

Dates: Dec 8-11, 2016

Canvas West Palm Beach

South Florida Fair West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Adolfo Cambiaso at the International Polo Club Palm Beach

Dates: Jan 22-24, 2017

Date: Dec 20, 2016

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Diane & Harlan Gingold and Harriet & Marty Ross in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University

Myrna Mehler at the show Hamilton in NYC Estelle Sugarman with family in the Canadian Rockies Solomon & Ruth Cohen and Evelyn & Larry Sass in Dublin

Judith Sonick with son and daughter-in-law in Berlin, Germany 28

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Sheila & Rick Abramowitz, Susan & Peter Blatteis, Jackie & Howard Ertel, Fran & Stan Daitch, Lucille & Art Harris, Ruth & Matt Kessman, Ed & Carol Lidz, Sonni & Steve Roth, Joyce & Stu Schulein, Shirley & Leon Schwartz at a Wine and Cheese party in Echota, NC

Paul & Carol Leiman golfing at Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii

Janet & Jay Rogove at Carneige Deli NYC

Howard & Lauren Kronenberg and Susan & Myron Peck at the Salvador Dali Museum at St. Petersburg, FL

Bobbie Abramson with daughters at Cape Cod, MA

Helene Weiss & friend Joanne Landi at GHANDI the Indian Restaurant at the Shoppes of Wycliffe The Karps & Rogoves on NYC’s Lower East Side at Russ and Daughters Cafe and The Tenement Museum

The Molins at beautiful Stratton mountain in Vermont

Lee Nagler & Joan Weinberg at the Chatham Lighthouse on Cape Cod

Harvey & Harolyn Glicker and Ross Ginsberg & Eileen Blau at the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ w yc li f f e m aga zi n e

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Joyce & Len Schiff and Helen & Bob Kaplan enjoying Cape Cod together

The Bittermans, Brauners and Statmores on the Celebrity Equinox in France

Ethel Koocher at the carousel in Old Orchard Beach, ME with some of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren — annual photo for over 50 years

Harold & Shirley Stern celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with their family

Helen Bix with daughter and granddaughters on Broadway viewing the new production of Fiddler on the Roof The Tucker family celebrating Leo’s 80th at Mohonk Mt. House New Paltz, NY 30

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Quick Tech Tips

by Dr. Steve Teran

Save money this holiday season The Greeners and Hochenbergs taking in the architecture of Chicago

Jerry Mayback & Linda Yarwood at Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

What’s Up? WHAT’S APP! A tip that provides great cost savings is “WhatsApp.” This application can be found on all platforms—Apple, Samsung, Google, etc. This app will save you big dollars when you want to communicate from overseas to the United States and vice versa. All the communications—VOICE and TEXT— are free in this application. It’s been very helpful when communicating with family in Israel; telephoning and texting is all free. Cha-ching! As always, if you have photography or technology questions, send them to

Iris Singer & Lee Cushner on cruise to Bermuda Don Steinman & Roberta Cooper at the Ringling Brothers Museum Sarasota, FL

We l c o m e Wycliffe H o m e New Equity Members Andover Ronnie Fishman • Melville, NY Barclay Gerard Haryman • West Palm Beach, FL Cambridge Kyle Thomas & Michelle Prashad West Palm Beach, FL Exeter Ron Sharpe & Nancy Malchi • Randolph, NY Fairmont Jeffrey Chislock & Sharon Oelkers West Palm Beach, FL Greenbriar Bob & Arlene Kramer • Suffern, NY James Court Scott Rixford & Carol Rixford • Wharton, NJ Manchester Lakes David & Linda Greenseid • Marblehead, MA

Cantors & Terans – Philadelphia, PA

Thank you for your submissions to

“Where in the World is Wycliffe?” In this issue we have members who have traveled to all parts of the world. If you would like to submit travel pictures, email a photo as large as possible to

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