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Cover: Could do something with Cheers to 30 Years (see flyer attached that they sent out to residents already). They are open to ideas on the cover, does not have to be like the flyer they sent out. Could look vintage or vibrant. Diamond and pearls is the 30th anniversary. Could also do something with a champagne bottle bursting open. They champagne bottle around suggestions for the cover. Letters: Not yet received History: Narrowed down

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the information and want the last

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Timeline: Received, but there are still some question marks on exact dates A STEP BACK IN TIME

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WHO’S WHO IN WELLINGTON

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A look down memory lane: Not yet received Branding: Received

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Back cover: not yet, depends on if the front THEsure ROAD TO TOMORROW 16 cover can flow to the back or what is selected for front cover LONGEST TERM EMPLOYEES

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Also included the “Cheers to 30 Years” opening party flyer they sent out. It shows the theme that you can either incorporate into the magazine or completely ignore. The 30th is the diamonds and pearls anniversary theme. Attached is also a running spreadsheet they have been using for the brand colors. If you wanted to go as far as using the brand font in this publication (up to you) it is the Montserrat family of 2

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WELCOME

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from the

President

30 years! What a great time to celebrate Wycliffe. We can only guess at how many rounds of golf, how many tennis matches, how many dances, card games, dinners and friendships we’ve all enjoyed over these years. Like the Roman god of transitions, Janus, we can look back at what Wycliffe has been and forward to what it will become. Where were you 30 years ago? What is your story about coming to Wycliffe? Given the diversity of our membership, some of us were on the cusp of retirement, and some of us were just kids, others may have been choosing a brand new club… and then, there’s everything in between. Today, we celebrate our members, the early adapters, who loved the idea of a new community in the up and coming area of Wellington. They saw the bright future that was Wycliffe even before it was fully developed. The longer you’ve been here, the more you’ve seen the evolution of Wycliffe - the renovations of our clubhouse, golf courses and practice area; the new, merged governance model; a new restaurant and happy hour gathering place; the addition of bocce, pickleball and a host of member-inspired clubs. Each decade in Wycliffe’s history has offered more and better amenities. As we change and grow, we remain a welcoming and vibrant country club with a lifestyle that includes a commitment to friendships and community. We celebrate all that Wycliffe has become, all that we have enjoyed and look forward to a bright Wycliffe future.

Susan Brenner President

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General Manager Cheers to 30 years! I want to take a moment to recognize the incredible milestone achievements in the last several years. We merged the Club and HOA to bundle the community to better serve the members. We have completed an $18.2 million dollar renovation of our facilities on time and on budget. We have added new amenities like a short game facility at golf, pickleball and bocce. Last December, we adopted our second Strategic Plan for Wycliffe that spells out our vision, mission and core values, providing a clear road map for the future. Lastly, we are completing a very important initiative of re-branding the Club with fresh logos and renaming of spaces. Needless to say, we have many things to be proud of and celebrate this year as we hit our 30th Anniversary. Here’s to our best season yet! The Club has truly evolved over the years, whether it be the people (members and staff) or the facilities, but one thing has remained constant - A rich, vibrant culture that is apparent as soon as you step foot on the property. The people are welcoming and unpretentious, which happens to be one of our core values. With that being said, I look forward to taking us into the next 30 years with an amazing staff dedicated to servicing this unique membership. Wishing you all the best as we celebrate this special time.

Rob Martin General Manager/COO

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A Step Back in Time

A History of Wycliffe Golf & Country Club

WELLINGTON was once the “wild west” of South Florida, covered with produce farms and swampland. In the 1950s, Mr. C. Oliver Wellington bought 18,000 acres of central Palm Beach County, named it the “Flying Cow Ranch,” and opened the world’s largest strawberry patch. This parcel would eventually become the Village of Wellington and his ranch was the original site where Wycliffe Golf & Country Club sits today.

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Years later, Entrepreneur, Harvey Geller settled on the remote, agricultural location of Lake Worth Road and the intersection of State Road 7 (Route 441). He envisioned building in the rapidly-growing locale between Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens. He understood the growing

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demand for an upscale country club community with undulating golf courses, a tennis complex and a full-service clubhouse and was determined to create a thriving lifestyle destination. This was the vision for Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Harvey Geller’s vision turned into a reality and the Wycliffe grand opening in 1989 exceeded all expectations. The first homes

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were in the Andover, Barclay and Cambridge neighborhoods. Building continued until the club reached 1,045 residences in 14 neighborhoods! Wycliffe offers glorious weather with bright sunshine, lush, tropical florals, foliage and indigenous wildlife. Much of the curated lifestyle is served up on verdant green lawns with impeccable homes, crystal blue pools and a golf cart garage. Members and residents come from across the country in search of this distinctive style of living. When Wycliffe first opened, Route 441 (SR 7) was a two-lane highway surrounded by farms, many of which still exist today. From a place of humble beginnings and strawberry

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dreams, this little town grew into a sprawling community that created new visions for everyone. Wellington has thrived beyond its roots as swampy backwater and is now home to the Winter Equestrian Festival and International Polo Club—both hosting more than four months of equestrian competitions, athleticism and artistry per year.

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W ho’s Who in Wellington

Past & Present BILL GATES Founder of Microsoft

CELINE DION Singer & Songwriter

LORNE MICHAELS Saturday Night Live Creator & Producer

MADONNA Singer & Songwriter

AMY FISHER The Long Island Lolita

TOMMY LEE JONES Actor

MARK BADGLEY American Fashion Designer

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COMPARED TO ITS GLAMOROUS NEIGHBOR, Palm Beach, the Wellington of today quietly draws a wealthy cross-section of international society, celebrity and business personalities who consider it an important destination for their equestrian interests and social status. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Singer & Songwriter

LOU PALMER ESPN Sportscaster

ZSA ZSA GABOR Hungarian-American Actress and Socialite

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG Former NYC Mayor

JOAN LUNDEN Former Good Morning America Host VANILLA ICE Rapper, Reality TV Star and House-Flipper

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FIRST MEMBER JOINS CONSTRUCTION BEGINS KENCO TOOK OVER WYCLIFFE FROM SUNDIAL

1ST CLUBHOUSE OPENS SIX TENNIS COURTS WERE BUILT

RENOVATION START DATE

FIRST GOLF COURSE COMPLETED (EAST)

SECOND GOLF COURSE COMPLETED (WEST)

FIRST LPGA AT WYCLIFFE

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•George Bush Senior becomes President of the United States.

•The NY Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 at Superbowl XXV in Tampa, Florida.

•Curtis Strange won his second consecutive U.S. Open, one stroke ahead of runners up, becoming the first successful defender of a U.S. Open title since Ben Hogan in 1951.

•Ty Warner USA launches the first Beanie Babies. •Tennis Pro, Monica Seles, was stabbed by a deranged fan of competitor Steffi Graf. •The world’s first satellite digital television service, DIRECTV, launched.

•Disney MGM Studios at Walt Disney World opens to the public for the first time.

•Harley Davidson Motorcycles turn 90 years old.

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Milestones & Moments CABANA ADDITION

GRANDE DINING ROOM ADDITION

CREATION OF ORIGINAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS

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1996

1997

WELLINGTON MALL OPENED

2001 >>>>

•The New York Yankees were the World Series Champions, ending an 18-year dry spell.

•Ebay started the online auction and shopping website, where people buy and sell goods and services worldwide.

•At age 21, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer ever to win the Masters. •The Lion King Musical debuts on Broadway.

•The Summer Olympics of 1996 were located in Atlanta, Georgia—it will remain the last time the Summer Olympics were held in the U.S. until at least 2024.

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•Known simply as 9/11. On September 11, 2011, nineteen hijackers simultaneously took control of four U.S. domestic commercial airliners. The hijackers crashed two planes into the two tallest towers, the Word Trade Center in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed. The hijackers crashed the third aircraft into the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the Pentagon, in Arlington County, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a rural field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, following apparent passenger resistance.


Milestones & Moments HURRICANES FRANCES & JEANNE WYCLIFFE BECAME A MANDATORY MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY

RENOVATION START DATE

THE GRILLE, TENNIS STADIUM, SPA & FITNESS ADDITIONS

CARD ROOM, OFFICES AND LOCKER ROOM ADDITIONS

WEST COURSE RENOVATION BY JOHN STANFORD GOLF

2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 >>> •The Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public. •Facebook is launched as a social networking site only to students from Harvard by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It was expanded first to colleges in the Boston area and other Ivy League Schools before going completely public.

•Pluto is downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet.

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•Apple sells the new ultra-thin MacBook Air notebook that is less than an inch thick and turns on the moment it’s opened.

•Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States, making him the youngest and first African American President.

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•Android powered phones begin to outsell Apple in the Smart Phone Market.


CLUBHOUSE RENOVATION COMPLETED SHORT GAME AREA RENOVATION PICKLEBALL COURTS BUILT FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT CERTIFICATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

BOCCE COURTS BUILT

DRIVING RANGE RENOVATION

HOA MERGER

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•“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breaks the North American box office record, passing the $760.5 million record held by “Avatar.”

•Meghan Markle & Prince Harry get married.

•Serena Williams wins 19th career Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open and beats arch rival, Maria Sharapova, of Russia, 6-3, 7-6.

•The Cleveland Cavaliers win the first NBA Title in their 45 year history.

•Miss America pageant announced the end to its swimsuit competition. •Toys “R” Us and Sears filed for bankruptcy.

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•Coco Gauff, the youngest female to win a Grand Slam Match since Jennifer Capriati in 1991, defeated her idol, Venus Williams, at Wimbledon. (Coco played in a tournament at Wycliffe in 2016.)

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STOP THE PRESSES!

Renovation IN THE NEWS

THE CLUB IS SUCCESSFUL TODAY because each generation of members and leadership have picked up the mantle and helped develop significant changes making Wycliffe the remarkable country club it is today.

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Through the years...

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OUR GREAT TEAM of community volunteers partnered with professionals to give us a new look that exceeded our expectations. We’re celebrating 30 years with a fresh contemporary club that fits our vibrant lifestyle.”

2019

­— Susan Brenner President of Wycliffe’s Board of Directors

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RANDING

Branding The Road to Tomorrow

branding Brandin Brand WITH THE EVOLUTION OF A STATE-OF-THEART CLUBHOUSE AND AMENITIES, it was only fitting that the overall look and feel of the Wycliffe brand be assessed as well. A rebrand is a repositioning of a brand – just as a renovation repositions Wycliffe as a top contender in the country club arena.

We conducted a thorough search and enlisted the help of a local

branding agency. After several months of research – competitive analysis, reviewing the Strategic Plan, talking with Wycliffe

members, design consultants and our management team, the end result was a series of brand identity guidelines for all of our existing

and new amenities. With this new image, comes new life to an

existing brand that will help with increased sales and perceived

value for the community. A new younger, elevated and “current” emotion and visual image allows for current members to be proud and will also assist in attracting a new level of future neighbors.

While a brand is more than just a logo, we are proud to present to

you the first of many visual changes you will see in the relaunch of the Wycliffe brand.

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ng

Get familiar with the new

Your favorite events that took place in the Grande Dining Room and/or Ballroom will now be in:

You may now enjoy cocktails and lite bites at the lobby bar, now called:

The Grille has received a fresh new look and so has the logo:

Following your cocktail at The Cliffe, you can now enjoy a diverse variety of exquisite dishes at:

All of your favorite fitness activities and spa & salon treatments will now take place in:

We are excited to be bringing you these improved and fresh new space. Enjoy!

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1 ESTEBAN J. ESTEBANDOMINGO 30 YEARS Golf Course Operator I love my job. I like cutting grass on the golf course making sure it’s neat and clean. I love what I’ve been doing for 30 years and wouldn’t change any bit of it.

2 THERCILIA JEAN 30 YEARS Pantry Cook I love the environment, and everyone is always nice

3 JOSEPH COSSIER 27 YEARS Dishwasher Great sense of teamwork with everyone.

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RODRIGUE JEROME 26 YEARS Golf Course Operator I love that I experience new things with my job every day. The environment is great and I love what I have been doing for 26 years.

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WILLIAM M. McCLURE 25 YEARS Tennis Professional Wycliffe members are what I have enjoyed all these years. The changes and phases, the way the Club changed multiple times in the past 25 years­— it’s a constant improvement.


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Why Wycliffe for all these years?

6 7 LYNN CHRISTIAN 22 YEARS Administrative Assistant I enjoy the diversity of the job. There is always something new to do or someone new to meet. And I always get to work in new locations (offices) LOL.

MARIE ANGEJOSEPH 22 YEARS Dishwasher It is an enjoyable place to work.

CHERYL LODER 21 YEARS Director of Membership & Activities There are several reasons why I have chosen to stay at Wycliffe over the years. How beautiful a place I have the chance to spend many hours. I’ve been learning something new since the day I walked through the door over 20 years ago. The team members that I have gotten to work with over the years and form friendships with is invaluable, but last but not least are the lovely, friendly and caring members that I have gotten to know.

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10 ZOLTAN BEDECS 21 YEARS Sous Chef Wycliffe has become a home, which has challenged me professionally through the years, set a foundation of a family with staff and members and created a way of life.

WALTER VELASQUEZ 20 YEARS Golf Course Operator I like what I do each day in my job. I have so much experience on equipment & tools and my employees and managers are polite and helpful.

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Members

CHEERS TO 30 YEARS! And cheers to our members that have been on the Wycliffe journey for all these years! We looked at some of our longest term members and asked them Why Wycliffe all these years? From friendships to facilities and comfort after the loss of a loved one, it is no secret that they have lived their lives to the fullest here at Camp Wycliffe!

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What drew you to Wycliffe initially? We visited other clubs for lunch and golf but didn’t like them – too pretentious! But, there was a home that we fell in love with. We met the developer, Harvey Geller, and he told us that there was the same model being built in Wycliffe! We took a huge chance and bought a home in Exeter straight out of a sales trailer! What has kept you here all these years? People and staff and watching it grow has been truly exciting! We brought in 10 couples from both our Club up north as well as close friends. Even after my husband passed away one and a half years ago, I can’t help but know what I have here and I am very content! Describe one of your earliest, fondest memories of Wycliffe. For the first 15 years, you knew everyone! Making good friends and learning how to golf early on are some of my earliest, fondest memories. Mr. Weisberg started the 20 Grande Golf Group. If you could give advice to future generations on how to enjoy life to the fullest at Wycliffe, what would it be? There have been many changes throughout the years, and you may not always agree with them. But, the end result often takes away any criticism you may have had. Don’t be critical when something is projected. Favorite activities: Chair aerobics, Golf (hasn’t played in 6 months but plans to go back), Cards – Bridge, canasta, mah jongg, Clubs – Book Club.

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What’s your name? Lloyd Waters How long have you lived in Wycliffe? 30 years Where did you move from? Long Island, NY What drew you to Wycliffe initially? It was a new development. I told my wife to find a new place where there were no cliques already formed. What has kept you here all these years? I loved it! If you are a golfer, there are two great golf courses and a wonderful pro-shop. The other amenities like tennis, pool, dining room and bar were a great attraction. Describe one of your earliest, fondest memories of Wycliffe. I met people that became close friends and we traveled the world with them. Our entire social life revolved around the Club. If you could give advice to future generations on how to enjoy life to the fullest at Wycliffe, what would it be? It is rare to find a facility that offers so much and a lifestyle that everyone can enjoy. Primarily golf, but the other activities like the dining room, entertainment for every enjoyment is available in one location. I have had friends and family visit throughout the years and they were always unbelievably impressed. What’s your name? Estelle Heller How long have you lived in Wycliffe? Full time – 27 years We built our home in Exeter in 1991 and moved here after retiring in July 1992 Where did you move from? A little town in North Jersey called Towaco. My husband, Stan and I were originally from Philadelphia. What drew you to Wycliffe initially? We were originally going to buy a house in Stonebridge which was a more established community. Wycliffe was being built by the same company. Friends suggested we take a look at the newer community and the rest is history! What has kept you here all these years? We loved it from the start. When my husband died about 8 years ago, I was lucky to bond with a wonderful circle of friends. With such fantastic support, life is very different but good. Describe one of your earliest, fondest memories of Wycliffe. The Florida lifestyle was much more formal in the early days. It was always fun dressing up for the formal opening and closing events. If you could give advice to future generations on how to enjoy life to the fullest at Wycliffe, what would it be? Try as many new activities as you can. It helps you expand your horizons and gives you the opportunity to meet wonderful people with similar interests.

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L o n g e s t-Te r m

Members What’s your name?

What’s your name?

Michael & Judy Fish

Sandy Gross

How long have you lived in Wycliffe?

How long have you lived in Wycliffe? Almost 30 years!

Since November 1990. We were the 62nd home built in Wycliffe and one of the very first in Cambridge.

Where did you move from?

Where did you move from?

Shorthills, New Jersey

Akron, Ohio

What drew you to Wycliffe initially?

What drew you to Wycliffe initially?

My husband had a golf cart and the fact that he could ride it to the golf courses drew us to Wycliffe. I loved the floral arrangements and the overall look of the Club. We fell in love and bought within five minutes!

Our friends from Akron found Wycliffe first and we followed several months later.

He ran the summer golf league and started the photography club and was on the board 2 times. What has kept you here all these years? All of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are in Florida. It is easy, convenient and the people and everything are pleasant. Describe one of your earliest, fondest memories of Wycliffe. All the people in the beginning went on a cruise and celebrated anniversaries together - everyone who married in ’53 celebrated. If you could give advice to future generations on how to enjoy life to the fullest at Wycliffe, what would it be? Just accept everyone as they are and do what you want to do. Live your own life!

What has kept you here all these years? Judy: While Michael immersed himself in politics of the Club, I joined groups, committees and became involved in charity work. For 15 years, I chaired the PBC Jewish Federation annual campaign. I also participated in fitness classes (even hosted my 70th birthday with a zumba and happy hour party with my friends), joined the 18-hole league and for the past five years, I have been the VP of the 9-hole golf league. Whenever I walk into the card rooms, fitness center, golf staging area, dining room, dance floor or anywhere on property, I am greeted with hugs and kisses from people who have become my extended family. What better way to start the day and celebrate life than living in Wycliffe? Michael: Friends and the membership in general. I served on the Wycliffe Board of Directors for nine years and was Wycliffe’s President for an unprecedented three years, from 2005-2008. During that time, we completed the first renovation, adding The Grille, Fitness Center, Spa and Tennis Stadium. I also served as President of the Cambridge Pod for the last 20 years. Everytime we go through the gates and drive down the

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Royal Palm lined boulevard known as Wycliffe Country Club Blvd. we sense that we have come home. Wycliffe is our “forever home.” Describe one of your earliest, fondest memories of Wycliffe. Michael: Coming down for a vacation and some of the men that I played golf with told me to call them whenever I was going to be in town so they would be sure to put me in their game. They were my first golf group and they called themselves the “Twenty Grand” because you had to have a 20 or under handicap to be included. If you could give advice to future generations on how to enjoy life to the fullest at Wycliffe, what would it be? Judy: Walk up to a stranger in the card room, in a fitness class, or pair them at golf and say “hi, my name is Judy Fish! You must be new since I don’t remember seeing you before. Welcome to Wycliffe!” I have met some great new friends with those exact few words. Michael: Try everything and be willing to serve your community!

What’s your name? Don & Claire Dalstrom How long have you lived in Wycliffe? Almost 30 years Where did you move from? Coral Springs, FL What drew you to Wycliffe initially? The kids were out of the house and we wanted to downsize. We wanted a place to play golf and tennis and enjoy the gym and social activities. Wycliffe met all the requirements. I played the East course prior to purchasing a home and told my wife that it was a course that I wouldn’t tire of playing - this is still the case 29 years later. What has kept you here all these years? The people. We made many good friends and have played and traveled with them around the world over the years. We couldn’t have found a better place to retire. Describe one of your earliest, fondest memories of Wycliffe. Remembering the Club in 1989 and seeing what we have today! If you could give advice to future generations on how to enjoy life to the fullest at Wycliffe, what would it be? It’s been a great ride for us. What more could you want? All you have to do is take advantage of what’s here and enjoy a full and active life!

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Youngest

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Philip James Blaisdell

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“Safety. In addition to the clubhouse amenities, events and 36 holes of golf, we love to live in a gated and guarded community.”

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cottage cheese with peaches, oatmeal, salmon BOOK

My Awesome Farm Book TOY

my golf club SONGS

“Wheels on the bus“ and “I like to move it“ THING TO DO WITH MOMMY

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A Look Down

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We Asked Our Members

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and, they told us! Jerry and I came to Wycliffe as Caregivers of my Poppa after we lost my mother. Wycliffe provided the safety, security, emergency services and all else we needed. The support from the staff was remarkable. It is thirteen years later and the wonderful reception we received is still here for us. We have befriended some incredible people. Wycliffe is a great place for those of all ages.

Why Wycliffe all these years? Wonderful, wonderful Wycliffe! It’s a relaxing place to decompress. —Cindy Bluming

From October 1994 to today, Wycliffe is still the best choice to live for the next 25 years. It has been the best choice we ever made besides choosing each other and we look forward to the future. The entry was and still is majestic. The people of Wycliffe have made exceptional neighbors. We chose a special place and are fortunate to have a handful of friends who help us complete our life. —Jerry & Joan Bailin

My dog, Penny and I came to Wycliffe to play golf, find a beautiful house and meet bright diverse people. We wanted an upscale centrally located community with all the bells and whistles. Wycliffe has surpassed all our expectations. We love it here.

—Jerry & Amy Stabler

If we had to buy our house again, in which we have lived for over 24 years, we would have no doubt in doing so because of the wonderful lifestyle we enjoy at Wycliffe, with its excellent staff and the wonderful friends we have made. —Audrey & Charles Lipton

—Sue & Penny Miller

Dave and I came down to visit his uncle and aunt, Norman and Jane Negrin, about five years ago. After we went home, I said to Dave, “Why can’t we live where Uncle Norman does? I loved Wycliffe!” To my surprise, Dave said, “We can!” We moved here in 2016 and it’s the best decision we ever made — well, after marrying each other, that is! —David & Toni Kamsler

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Family is everything to the Siegrists. Here in Wycliffe, the amenities offered are the best family activities hands down. We love taking our grandchildren to the events. We have some of our fondest memories with our family at Wycliffe. We stay for the fun and the companionship. —Gene & Rise Siegrist

Why Wycliffe? Warm • Welcoming • Wonderful The people at Wycliffe are the friendliest, the facilities are fabulous, and the food is fantastic! What more could anyone ask for? (Ok, a more consistent tennis game?!) —Howard & Leslie Gross

I’ll never forget driving into Wycliffe for the first time -- botanical garden meets wildlife refuge. But during the tour -- a tennis and spa resort with five star dining -- it was the extravagant welcome from everyone we met that let us know “this is home.”

Why Wycliffe? Easy! Because it’s the friendliest country club in Palm Beach County.  —Halina & Vince Bond

—Kevin, Tim, Joshua & Kalab Baird

We chose Wycliffe because from the moment we drove in, it had stolen our hearts. The courses are fun to play and the people here feel like family. —Jerry Langella & Sarah Vallen

We decided to make Wycliffe our home because of the wonderful location and amazing amenities. The two most important things for us were a community with two golf courses and an easy commute to PBI for Josh to travel to work and for vacation travel. It is truly the best place to call home, no matter your age! —Lea Chehade & Josh Taylor

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When we were looking for a winter rental in Florida, our friend Marty Ross told us about Wycliffe – a friendly place with great tennis and delicious food. Wycliffe exceeded our expectations. The members welcomed us like we were old friends. We immediately became part of the tennis community and ate delicious lunches and dinners at the Club with our new cronies. It was a no-brainer when we decided to buy a home at the end of the season. —Leslie & Arnie Gould

In the fall of 2013, we came to Florida seriously considering buying a home in Palm Beach County. After viewing several communities, we took a recommendation of a friend and member, and visited Wycliffe. My first impression was “subdued elegance.” The first house we entered on the North side met our every expectation! It was very exciting! Upon our arrival in October 2014, we became involved with club activities. I decided to go to the Brandeis, Pap Corps and Hadassah Opening Breakfasts and was invited to play mahjongg. Howard started playing tennis and golf. The welcome we felt was incredible! We are beginning our sixth season at Wycliffe and have met fabulous people and have made everlasting friendships. —Linda & Howard Novick

It is one of the nicest, most welcoming facilities with the best value for our family. We chose Wycliffe because of its outstanding golf and tennis amenities – perfect for our whole family including our daughters who enjoy those sports. —Brent, Michelle, Emma & Kaitlyn Rynn

We just celebrated our 19th Anniversary living a great lifestyle here in Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Our friends from up North live in Wycliffe, the reputation of warmth, inclusiveness, and friendliness, with a variety of great facilities and programs, made this a win, win for us with no doubts.or risks. —Harriet & Marty Ross

We ask why NOT Wycliffe? We answer: activities galore - sports, wellness, charitable, cultural, social all guaranteed to support friendships. And finding the perfect home first day on property! “W” for Wycliffe & “W” for Wechsler! Happy 30th! —Sally & Michael Wechsler

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Wycliffe is a place where the people are warm and welcoming and everyone can find their niche. The members have extraordinary amenities without extraordinary egos. —Len Keilin & Ruth Savanuck


When we came to Wycliffe 23 years ago we were impressed with its beauty, but more than that the people who live here. We were welcomed as if we were old friends and that has not changed. We are proud to be part of the Wycliffe family.   —Marsha & Arnie Lipschutz

Wycliffe— can’t get much better— golf, fitness, bocce, committee work, social events, smiles, sunsets, family (parents live here). Life is great, life is Wycliffe. Eight years of sun and fun.

Marsha and I started coming to Florida in 1990 as snowbirds and rented in many of our competing clubs until we stumbled upon Wycliffe in 1995. After renting here for many years, we knew this country club suited us and we purchased a home in Barclay in 2005. I am an active participant in golf, stickball, bocce and pickleball. Marsha is now playing golf five times a week and also plays bocce in the neighborhood league. We both play cards with friends at Wycliffe. ­—Marvin & Marsha Serota

—Randy & Roni Sushko

We’ve made the best friends at Wycliffe. During the summer when we go north a group of us from three states make a point of getting together. Wycliffe offers so many activitiesgolf, tennis, gym, bocce, cards and spectacular meals. It is the best place with the friendliest people. So glad we live in this paradise. ­—Happy & Sandy Wilans

The graciousness and friendliness of the members, the hospitable and professional demeanor of the staff, and the amenities and beauty of the Club made it a no brainer.

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­—Naomi Masri

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Making of the Band:

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IN THE ERA JUST AFTER WORLD WAR II and into the 1950’s many parents thought it would be a great idea to give their children a background in music, regardless of their income status. In spite of their normal resistance to regimentation and suggestions of their parents, a lot of that generation actually learned to play instruments. Sadly, many stopped learning in adolescence and did not renew interest for many, many years. Fast forward to 2014 where the story of the Arhythmyx begins...

Doug Lipman During a break in a tennis match, Doug announced that he started taking guitar lessons, encouraged by his children, who gave him a series of starter lessons for his birthday.

Richard Woolfe Richard’s ears perked up and he made plans to revive his long dormant 50 year-old guitar and do the same. Shortly thereafter, Richard and Doug began playing music together.

Susan Brenner Sometime afterwards, Susan, who plays both the guitar and piano, heard what they were doing and was invited to join in the music making. The group was thoroughly enjoyable as a trio, however, it was quickly realized that something was missing – there was no rhythm section.

Chuck Anello On a cruise with the Anello’s, Doug mentioned to Chuck what the trio was up to. Chuck had been a drummer many years ago and was eager to join.

Phil Kuwent (former Wycliffe Member) Once again at the tennis courts, Phil heard what the group was doing. Phil had been a trumpet player in the Catskills, but he too had abandoned his instrument 50 years prior. After much coercing, he agreed to wake up his long dormant talent, fix his old trumpet and join us.

Kathy Tuckel Another trumpet player with a strong musical background joined what now seemed to be turning into a full-fledged band. As a group of 6, they began practicing in the former Grande Lounge, every Tuesday evening, playing only instrumental pieces. As with anything, change is constant. The group decided that a piano (keyboard) would be beneficial, so Doug put aside the guitar and revived his decades old piano skills. Others quickly followed the lead and purchased new instruments.

It was decided that a bass guitar would better serve the group. The next revelation was that acoustic guitars were being drowned out so the switch to electrics was made.

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Burt Harris, Bruce Schatz and Ed Goldstein

Rob Wolfe

Everything happens in threes­ — the band welcomed high school tuba player, Burt Harris, college horn player, Bruce Schatz and clarinetist, Ed Goldstein.

As fate would have it, another new resident, Rob Wolfe, expressed an interest in joining the band after reviving his 50-year-old romance with his saxophone.

Requests to be heard by family and friends came flooding in and the band reluctantly agreed to an “Open Rehearsal” for about 25 invited guests. The group used the term “Open Rehearsal” as it would allow for any mistakes to be excused. The complimentary rehearsal was well received and at the next “Open Rehearsal” there were 50 in the audience.

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Ivan Mann At the July 4th event in 2017, a new resident got up and asked if he could sing with the band. They agreed and he sang a rousing ‘50s song and they watched the audience applaud. Needless to say, he was invited to join the now burgeoning group that was in need of a vocalist. Now, with a vocalist, the band took a different turn with musical selections. At the next “Open Rehearsal,” in the former Grande Lounge, the audience swelled to standing room only with over 250 in attendance.

Resident photographer and videographer dusted off his accordion from college and joined in on the action rather than just photographing them. Our next performance was planned to be in the much larger Grande Dining Room and we felt like we needed a little more “oomph.”

Marge Goldner Insert the effervescent Marge Goldner! She sang “Hello Dolly” in her own inimitable way and it was a huge hit with the audience. In addition to the eclectic group of instruments, there were now two vocalists, a raised stage and a sound engineer — it worked! The audience for the first performance (and the several thereafter) in the Grande Dining Room was 400 strong!

Today, they are an 11-member group, performing songs from the ’20s to the ’70s and working on a separate folk song program. They meet yearround, have organizational meetings and the group is democratically run with no divas, prima donnas or self-important types. They are supportive of each other and work cohesively and play music they like while remaining mindful of the audience for which they play. They try to constantly improve and add new songs to their repertoire in addition to those which have become fan favorites. The most important objective of this group is FUN for the members and the audience. They are grateful for the support of both the audience and, of course, Wycliffe management.

And now for the name. Choosing a name was extremely difficult but in the end, they found the perfect one! The Arhythmyx, is a parody on the word arrhythmia. So, there you have it —

the making of the band!

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ANSWERS 1) Andrew Fike, 2) Paul Rifenberg, 3) Cheryl Loder, 4) Christopher Park, 5) Joanna Wiela, 6) Kam Kuchta, 7) Carol Poppo, 8) Donna Forte, 9) Chillean Reid-Brown,

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