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GET IN TOUCH Jerome Louie, Interim General Manager 305.964.4048 - jlouie@troon.com

Jenny Hecheverria, Controller

305.964.4042 - j.hecheverria@dbycc.com

Kathy Villamizar, Member Billing - memberbilling@dbycc.com

305.964.4044

Carmen Fadraga, Accounts Payable

305.964.4043 - c.fadraga@dbycc.com

John Gale, Director of Mktg. & Membership 305.964.4046 - j.gale@dbycc.com

Daniella Tosta, Mktg. & Membership Manager 305.964.4049 - d.tosta@dbycc.com

Ana Lopez, Communications Manager

305.964.4053 - communications@dbycc.com

Max Miranda, Director of Food & Beverage 305.964.4045 - m.miranda@dbycc.com

Patrick Aftanas, Interim Executive Chef 305.964.4045 - chef@dbycc.com

Jessica Terry, Catering Manager

305.964.4051 - j.terry@dbycc.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President.................................. Steven Sonenreich Vice President.......................... Richard Pollack Ex Officio.................................Larry Woerner Treasurer................................. Rob Sperber Secretary..................................Sarah Kuhn Directors.................................John Marshall Jimmie Dresnick Dick Griesemer Gaston Legorburu Leo Chomiak

COMMITTEES Finance ..........................Rob Sperber Fitness & Tennis............Sarah Kuhn Golf & Green................Jimmie Dresnick House.............................Sarah Kuhn Legal & By-Laws............Steven Sonenreich Long Range Planning....Steven Sonenreich Membership....................John Marshall & Gaston Legorburu

MAIN DIRECTORY Clubhouse....................................305.254.2111 Car Wash.....................................305.710.7505 Dining & Social Reservations......305.278.8688 Fitness Center..............................305.254.2111 Front Gate Security....................305.256.2518 Golf Pro Shop.............................305.256.2500 Member Billing............................305.964.4044 Tennis Pro Shop...........................305.256.3366

Lee-Ann Smith, Kids & Teens

305.964.4050 - dbkt@dbycc.com

IN THIS ISSUE

David “Dave” Ragan III, Head Golf Professional 305.256.2500 - d.ragan@dbycc.com

James “Jimmy” Germana, Director of Grounds 305.256.2516 - j.germana@dbycc.com

Renny Ramirez, Director of Fitness

305.254.2111 - fitnesscenter@dbycc.com

Pedro Leon, Director of Tennis

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A Message From The President A Note From The Interim General Manager Membership Message A Note From Golf Calendar of Events Member Birthdays Max’s Wine Of The Month

305.256.3366 - p.leon@dbycc.com

Cheryl Porter, Head Tennis Professional 305.256.3366 - c.porter@dbycc.com

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Erik Ruiz, Building Maintenance Manager 305.254.2112 - e.ruiz@dbycc.com

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ANNUAL

Holiday

PARTY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 • 7-11PM

DJ ENTERTAINMENT • OPEN BAR (TOP SHELF EXCLUDED) DRESS CODE: COCKTAIL CASUAL

THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT A LIMIT OF TWO PER MEMBERSHIP (21 & OVER) RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND

305.278.8688 – RESERVATIONS@DBYCC.COM

SUPPORT THE CORAL GABLES FIRST RESPONDER TOY DRIVE

BRING A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY ON THIS EVENING AND HELP US BRING JOY TO THE CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY


A M E S S A G E FROM THE PRESIDENT

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want to first take this opportunity to thank Max Miranda for his many years of dedicated service to our Club and wish him well in his new endeavors.

Steven Sonenreich President

We are in the process of finalizing the general manager recruitment with a planned starting date of January 6, 2020. As soon as this recruitment is completed, we will separately notify the membership and I am certain that you will be impressed with the candidate’s background and experience. With the current recruitments of a food and beverage director and executive chef, the newly appointed general manager will have the opportunity to recruit his own team which is always preferred. Our construction progress is being delayed by the permitting process and a January start date is now highly unlikely. I will be personally contacting elected leadership at both the city and county to assist with expediting our plans. We will provide the Members with an update at the annual meeting on Thursday, December 5 at 6 PM. We look forward to celebrating and giving thanks for all of our blessings at the holiday party on December 4th. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the New Year.

Sincerely,

Steven Sonenreich President

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A N O T E FROM THE INTERIM GENERAL MANAGER

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ell, it has been almost two months since my arrival to Deering Bay. During this time, I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of the members, and I am sure there are many more still to be introduced to. I have been graciously invited to extend my stay through the month of December and into the New Year at which point I will turn over the helm to your new General Manager.

Jerome Louie Interim General Manager

As you have read in Mr. Sonenreich’s letter, Max Miranda will be departing our club in the first week of December. During the time that I have been at DBYCC, Max has been a great resource and coworker. His untiring work ethic, dedication and devotion define the term “Lead by Example” for his staff and peers. His knowledge and love of the members – his family for the past 23 years – is what makes Deering Bay so special. Max has earned my respect and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We still continue our search for Deering Bay’s next Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage. In the meantime, Chef Patrick Aftanas has been treating the membership with some fabulous lunches and dinners. The Sunday Night Pop-Up BBQ has been heating up and alternating with exciting themes: the most popular has been the Asian night theme, which has featured Korean Short Ribs one week and then Black Bean Short Ribs a few weeks later. The Southern Comfort night theme ran a close second with Chef Patrick’s Buttermilk Crispy Fried Chicken with Biscuits and Honey. Be advised, these themes have become so popular that we have SOLD OUT on a few of the nights, so get your reservations in early! Other special nights have included the 1 1/2 Maine Lobsters, Alaskan King Crab, and USDA PRIME Roasted Prime Rib Dinner with Salad and Potato Bar. These have been alternating on Friday and Saturday evenings, giving more opportunities for everyone to enjoy. It’s Florida Stone Crab season – watch for the nightly Dinner Specials announcements! Stephen Plunkett will join the DBYCC team on December 1st as Interim Director of Food and Beverage. Stephen has been travelling with Troon for the past 2 1/2 years. His last assignment was at the Dunes in Naples, FL. Happy Holidays! It is that special time of the year that families will be visiting. We have many activities at your Club, from Holiday Decorating, the Annual Members’ Holiday Party, Brunch with Santa, Chanukah Celebration and New Year’s Eve Dinner. Join us with your friends to celebrate. REMINDERS: • Members Holiday Party is for MEMBERS ONLY. Due to the growing popularity, attendance is limited to two (2) attendees per membership account. We will not be able to accommodate additional guests. • The Annual Member Meeting date has been changed to Thursday, December 5th. • Annual Food and Beverage Minimums expire on December 31st. Please make sure to enjoy your Club and avoid the last minute rush. Any unused Minimums will be billed on the December 31st statement – no exceptions please! Better to USE IT, than to LOSE IT! See you at the Club! Jerome Louie Interim GM

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WELCOME!

tephen has worked for Troon Privé since 2018, supporting private clubs in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and Delaware in interim management positions. Before joining Troon, Stephen was the longtime General Manager of Sassi, an independent Italian restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona featuring an extensive Italian menu, more than 300 Italian wines, and indoor and outdoor seating for more than 250.

Stephen Plunkett Interim Of Food & Beverage DECEMBER 2019 • 6

Stephen previously held positions as Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage for Hyatt Hotels and Adam’s Mark hotels, and as Director of Acquisitions and Regional Director of Food and Beverage for the Private Clubs division of American Golf Corporation. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY. Stephen lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his partner Nancy and two rescued cats. He enjoys active outdoor sports including long distance running, cycling and triathlon.


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Join us for A Joyful Sunshine Saturday Event!

DECEMBER

11 AM IN THE

CRYSTAL ROOM

HOLIDAY TREE DECORATING As the holiday decorations go up around the Club, we want your kids involved! Bringing all faiths together this holiday season! RSVP TO 305.278.8688 - RESERVATIONS@DBYCC.COM

COMPLIMENTARY DBYCC EVENT The kids will be making: •ornaments •garland •bows DECEMBER 2019 • 7


MEMBERSHIP M E S S A G E

The Membership Department wishes each and every one of our Members a wonderful holiday season!

John Gale Director of Membership

Happy Holidays A special congratulations goes to…

MR. PAUL WONG

Daniella Tosta Membership Manager

who is the winner of the *Membership Ambassador Raffle for the Month of December. Mr. Wong, thank you for your referral. Please see Daniella or myself in the Membership Office to receive your prize of a Brunch for two with mimosas or a Golf Foursome. *This voucher must be redeemed within 30 days of announcement. This Voucher is non-transferable and must be fulfilled within one year of receiving it.

Best regards, John Gale Director of Membership

NEW MEMBERS JOAQUIN & ISABEL BLAYA FULL GOLF

OSCAR & VICTORIA VEGA FULL GOLF

AMPARO ALVAREZ PREVIEW GOLF

GERALD & MADELINE BIONDO CORPORATE GOLF

FELICIA ALBANESE & JACK LONDON PREVIEW YOUNG EXEC.

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ANA CRISTINA GUTIERREZ PREVIEW GOLF


Hello there! I’ll be arriving at 12PM for photos and more holiday fun.

Sunday, December 15 • 11am-2pm $48++ Adults • $24++ Kids

Reservations are required 305.278.8688 • reservations@dbycc.com

Not Open For Dinner 48-hour cancellation policy


A N O T E FROM GOLF

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t this time, my staff and I would like to wish each and every Member a safe and Happy Holiday season! I personally would like to thank the membership for its participation in our events and golf programs during the past year. A steady increase in participation saw new friendships formed coupled with great competition and a new round of tournament champions for the Deering Bay history books. We are anticipating 2020 to be a banner golf year at Deering.

Dave Ragan III Head Golf Professional

Remember, as the golf season is upon us and the amount of play increases, please be aware of your “PACE OF PLAY,” let faster players play through. In the interest of all, players must play without delay. In order to make your day more enjoyable please maintain a proper pace or allow faster groups to pass. On the tournament front, the Men’s Member - Member was the first major of the 2019-20 golf season. Cameron Tallon and Ethan Shapiro displayed good ball striking and clutch putting in the grueling final round aggregate format to seal the victory. In the runner-up position was Steve Sonenreich and Fernando Espinosa. In 3rd was the team of Richard Pollack and Rudy Stern. Congratulation to Cameron Tallon and Ethan Shapiro the 2019 Men’s Member-Member Champions!

Best regards, Dave Ragan Head Golf Professional

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t’s a great time to update your fall/winter wardrobe and what better way than with a stop at the Golf Pro Shop. We are especially ready to start receiving our new merchandise to keep you up-to-date in the latest golf fashion trends! For the ladies: Golfino, San Soleil, Belyn Key, Polo, Dooney & Bourke, Ep to name a few. For the men: Peter Millar, Southern Tide, Travis Mathew, Nike, and Adidas. We are continually receiving new shipments with a wide array of apparel to include: shoes, hats, golf bags, and accessories.

Nicole Huntley Retail Manager

Make plans to visit us during the Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 4th when we will be throwing a surprise merchandise event. You won’t want to miss it! DBYCC not only has great deals on all of our goods, but we offer complementary gift wrapping to pair with any purchase. Gift certificates are always a nice touch as well and they can be redeemed for merchandise or private lessons with any of our skilled instructors. If you drop by the shop, and we don’t have your size, or the color/style you are looking for, we have the ability to special order most items for you! Whether it is purchasing a golf lesson with your favorite professional or custom ProV golf balls, the DBYCC Golf Shop will have you covered for all of your golfing needs.

Warm regards, Nicole Huntley Retail Manager

DECEMBER 2019 • 10


MEN’S

WGA OPENING DAY 1st Place: Karen Baron - Robin Zagorski - Edith Neuwahl (56) 2nd Place: Pam Wolofsky - Donna Feldman - Ligia Crystal (58) HALLOWEEN SCRAMBLE 1st Place: Debra Frank - Helen Sonenreich - Karen Baron - Eileen Alvo (57) 2nd Place: Caroline Lee - Gretchen Tunkey - Julie Thornton - Winifred Kinney (60) WGA LOW GROSS/NET 1st Place (Gross): Geraldine Blakely (79) | 1st Place (Net): Kay Waltman (73) WGA 2 BETTER BALL OF 4 1st Place: Gretchen Tunkey - Pamela Wolofsky - Kathy Sanchez - Risa Connolly (-19) 2nd Place: Faye Koniver - Debra Frank - Karen Baron - Robin Zagorski (-18)

WOMEN’S

FINAL SCORES 2019

CONGRATULATIONS!

MGA OPENING DAY 1st Place: Steve Torcise - Robert Feldman - Gary Lubel - David Karsenti (-38) 2nd Place: Carlos Casuso - John Marshall - Gary Sandler - Joel Barnett (-31) MEN’S MEMBER-MEMBER 1st Place: Cameron Tallon - Ethan Shapiro (135) 2nd Place: Steve Sonenreich - Fernando Espinosa (131) 3rd Place: Richard Pollack - Rudy Stern (130) FALL COUPLES 1st Place: Chris & Geraldine Blakely - Jimmie & Maria Dresnick (113, -29) 2nd Place: Robert & Judy Maynes - Dave Ragan & Kay Waltman (114, -28)

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W E E K L Y EVENTS

DINING BRUNCH Sundays • 11:30 AM-2:30 PM HAPPY HOUR Wednesdays • Ladies 5-7 PM Fridays • Club 4-7 PM

DECEMBER

LOBSTER NIGHT First Friday & Saturday of the month.

SUN SIGNATURE PRIME RIB NIGHT Second Friday & Saturday of the month.

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TUE

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WED

THU

FRI

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5

Holiday Party 7-11 PM

Lobster Night Annual Meeting & Election 6 PM

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POP-UP GRILL Sundays • 5-8 PM

FITNESS

BODY AWAKEN/SCULPT Tuesdays & Fridays • 8 AM (Awaken) Wednesdays • 9 AM (Sculpt)

7 Lobster Night MGA #2 Sunshine Saturday: Holiday Tree Decorating

AQUATIC AEROBICS Tuesdays & Fridays • 11 AM BARRE Wednesdays • 6 PM

SAT

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10

Brunch w/ Mimosas & Bloody Marys

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12

Wine Tasting WTA Holiday (Wine Members Party Only)

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Prime Rib Night

Prime Rib Night Movie Night: The Christmas Chronicles

Pop Up Grill

BODY PUMP/LAB Mondays & Fridays • 9 AM (Pump) Mondays • 6 PM (Lab) PILATES WITH WEIGHTS Tuesdays • 9 AM POWER FLEX Thursdays • 9 AM SMOOTH SCULPTING Saturdays • 9 AM

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Santa Brunch *No dinner service

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Book Club

YOGA Mondays & Wednesdays • 8 AM

GOLF PEE-WEE CLINICS (6-10) Tuesdays & Thursdays • 3:30-4:15 PM Saturdays • 10-11 AM

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JUNIOR CLINICS (11-17) Tuesdays & Thursdays • 4:30-5:30 PM Brunch Saturdays • 10-11 AM WOMEN’S CLINICS Wednesdays • 9-10 AM Saturdays • 11 AM-12 PM

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WOMEN’S & MEN’S ROUND ROBIN Tuesdays • 7-9 PM Thursdays • 7-9 P.M. (Men Only) Saturdays • 9-11 AM PEE-WEE CLINICS (6-10) Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4-4:45 PM JUNIOR CLINICS (11-17) Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 5-6 PM DECEMBER 2019 • 12

25 CLUB CLOSED

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

TENNIS

WOMEN’S CLINICS Mondays & Thursdays • 9:30-11 AM

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Christmas Eve

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Movie Night: The kid Who Would be King

Christmas Day

31 NYE Dinner Party

Pop Up Grill

New Year’s Eve

CLUB DINING & SOCIAL GOLF KIDS & TEENS TENNIS


Candace Borja 12/1 Jacques de Sainte Phalle 12/1 Edward Golden 12/1 Gaston Legorburu 12/1 Maria McDonald 12/1 Charles Herington 12/2 Randy Schenkman 12/2 Esther Goldberg 12/4 Karen Holtzman 12/4 Benjamin Leon 12/4 Alexander Righetti 12/4 Elizabeth Strombom 12/4 Leo Chomiak 12/5 Claudia Espinosa 12/5 Peter Spillis 12/5 Christopher Castro 12/6 Susan Freshman 12/6 Colin O’Reilly 12/6 Paul W ong 12/6 Cameron Tallon 12/7 Richard Jacobs 12/8 Edward Mahler 12/8 Gary Sandler 12/8 Marilinda de Saint Phalle 12/9 Linda Grant 12/9 Becky Guilford 12/9 Michele Kaplan 12/9 Todd Ehrenreich 12/10 Robin Zagorski 12/10 Stephen Kandell 12/11 Donna Levine 12/11 Michele Saverin-Sanders 12/12 Michael Bell 12/14 John Finguerra 12/14 Nancy Quesada 12/15 Barry Solowey 12/15 Karen Torcise 12/15 Gary Dix 12/16

Steven Plotkin 12/16 Thomas Wood 12/16 Carmen Correa 12/18 David Ertel 12/18 Hugo Mantilla 12/18 Jessie Wolfson 12/18 JoAnn Feldman 12/19 Andrew Gross 12/19 Alfred Zeller 12/19 Patricia Crompton 12/20 Yvonne Coy 12/21 Bruce Behren 12/22 Kathleen Mayes 12/22 Susan Bidwill 12/23 Joaquin Blaya 12/23 John Eggert 12/23 Joseph Pallot 12/23 Lidia Kolesnikova 12/24 Christopher Thomas 12/24 Yvonne Hershman 12/25 Steven Kanter 12/25 Karen Buchsbaum 12/26 Rebeca Righetti 12/26 Joan Arnold 12/27 Steven Elbaum 12/27 Ferne Kalish 12/27 Ellen Osman 12/27 Maria Sierra 12/27 Steve Hamersmith 12/28 Heidi Katz 12/28 Ingrid Marshall 12/29 Elizabeth Vargas 12/29 Richard Voell 12/29 Robert Salzman 12/30 James Sloto 12/30 Jill Casuso 12/31 Cliff Knowles 12/31 Robert Walters 12/31

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THANK YOU M A X M I R A N D A

Your years of service to this organization are much appreciated. We will remember you with warm thoughts and memories. Best wishes to you in the future! - From your DBYCC family DECEMBER 2019 • 14


Max’s Wine of the Month

Justin, Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast, CA, 2017 A glass or a bottle of wine is more than just fermented grape juice, it’s about the celebration of daily life and making memorable moments. Such memorable moments as the one we had here at Deering Bay on April 2, 2019 when Justin Baldwin hosted our wine dinner. Cheers to celebrating daily life. I hope you enjoy this fantastic classic style Sauvignon Blanc. This wine displays notes of Citrus, Granny Smith Apple, White Peach with balanced acidity moving onto a crisp finish. G: $8 | B: $28

Austin Hope, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA, 2017 Paso Robles is a very special place for me as I had the amazing opportunity to be part of the wine making process at several wineries for the 2018 vintage. As mentioned when introducing the Justin Sauvignon blanc, to me wine is about celebrating daily life and special moments. Join me this month with a glass or a bottle of my selections of the month as I celebrate the opportunity of a lifetime, serving the Deering Bay membership for 24 years. Cheers and thank you for the endless great memories. This wine displays a massive concentration of Blueberry, Cherry, Black Cherry, undertones of vanilla and matured tannins beyond its vintage that move onto a long finish. G: $14 | B: $51 #dbycc #drinksonthebay #dbwinecellar

DECEMBER 2019 • 15


SHARE THE JOY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS FOR CHILDREN AGES NEWBORN TO 15 YEARS DONATION BOXES MAY BE FOUND IN THE FRONT OFFICE AND DINING ROOM

Collection will now run through Thursday, December 19. DECEMBER 2019 • 9


& DINNER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM

CANDLE LIGHTING BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 6 PM COMPLIMENTARY POTATO LATKeS GOODIE BAGS FOR EACH CHILD PIANO SING-ALONG

DINNER BUFFET

6 - 8 PM $35++ ADULTS • $17.50++ KIDS

Dr. Philip Grossman will lead the menorah lighting

STARTERS & ENTREES • Caesar salad • Mixed greens salad • pan seared 5-Spice salmon • OVEN BRAISED BEEF BRISKET • herb roasted CHICKEN SIDES • yukon gold potatoes • Haricot verts DESSERT • Donuts SERVED FAMILY STYLE KIDS • CHICKEN FINGERS • FRENCH FRIES • MACARONI AND CHEESE

DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED Pop Up Grill & A La Carte Menu will NOT be available. 305.278.8688 - reservations@dbycc.com • 48-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY


new year’S EVE

DINNER & COUNTDOWN

TUESDAY, december 31 MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

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