A Reflection of Life in Lake Naomi & Timber Trails www.LakeNaomiClub.com
The Winter Festival Celebrates the 2104 Winter Olympics End of Fall 2013 WHAT’S INSIDE Trustees Retire....... 2 Holiday Gala ......... 3 Holiday Breakfast Buffet ...................... 4 Family New Year’s Eve Ball ................... 5 Holiday Klub Day Camp .................... 6 Winter Season Swim Lessons ................... 7 Platform Tennis ...... 8 2013 Sailing Awards Recipients .............. 9 2013-2014 RC Laser Winter Sailing Schedule.............. 10 Meet me at the Lodge ................... 11 Horizon Plan ......... 12
In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics the Lake Naomi Club has decided to dedicate the Winter Festival to this grand event. The Winter Festival will begin on Friday, January 24th with the Opening Ceremony at the Community Center and the Winter Festival will end with a Closing Medal Ceremony on Sunday, January 26th. One of the added activities is a two man cardboard bobsled race where Members will have the opportunity to create their own two person bobsled using just cardboard, duct tape and paint. The race will take place on the hill next to the Clubhouse on Saturday at 4:00 PM. The snowman contest has been moved to the front lawn of the Mountaintop Lodge and judging will take place on Sunday at 11:00 AM. Also we cannot have a Winter Olympics without the sport of curling LNC style. The favorite Winter Festival Activities that will be featured again this year but with the Olympic twist include skating, story time, arts & crafts, gingerbread house making, games, special night for the kids at the CC, special night for the adults at the LNCH, Après Ski Happy Hour, Sunday Breakfast Buffet, Horse drawn wagon rides, cross country skiing, sledding, Zumba Fitness Event, Ice Carving demonstration, toasting marshmallows, s’more building, and Chili Cook Off. The Club will be offering Jack Frost/Big Boulder specials for lift tickets, ski/snowboard lessons and snow tubing. The Club will again invite past Temporary Members to come stay at LN-TT to show them how much fun this area can be in the winter months. The Temporary Membership fee for a family will be $50 for three days and all guest fees will be waived this weekend. The guest limit will remain in effect with four guests per Family Membership per day. Members are all invited to participate in this fun filled weekend. Invite your friends and family members so they too can enjoy all the activities. Read the upcoming LNC Newsletter Weekly Updates for more information. This has been a huge fun event for everyone who attended in the past. Mark your calendar now and start inviting your friends.
Mountaintop Lodge Picked Best Bed and Breakfast It's official! The Mountaintop Lodge is the BEST Bed and Breakfast in the area. The Mountaintop Lodge received the First Place Award in the Pocono Record's Readers Choice Awards. A big THANK-YOU to everyone who took the time to vote for the Mountaintop Lodge. Now is the perfect chance to share the Lodge by purchasing a Mountaintop Lodge Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificate. Let the staff show your family and friends the Platinum Club hospitality while they relax and enjoy the Lodge. Each guest receives a temporary membership to the facilities at the Lake Naomi Club so they too can learn to love it here just as much as you do. Gift Certificates can be purchased by stopping in the Lodge or by calling 570-646-6636 (a credit card is required for phone orders).
In Memoriam Linda Bernardin of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania August 16, 2013 Member since 1977 Howard Levin of King of Prussia, Pennsylvanis and Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania September 7, 2013 Member since 2008 Jeffrey Kornblau of Huntington Valley, Pennsylvanis and Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania November 11, 2013 Member since 1993
At the Board of Trustees meeting on Saturday, November 2nd Brian Drum and Anna McAleer were honored for their nine years of service on the Board of Trustees. Brian and Anna will officially retire from the Board of Trustees effective December 31, 2013. During Brian’s time on the Board of Trustees he served as the Vice President for one year and the Secretary for three years. During his entire nine years of service Brian was the BOT liaison for the Membership/Marketing Committee. Prior to his service on the Board of Trustees Brian served on the Sailing Committee for fifteen years where he held the position of Vice Commodore and Commodore. He also served on the BOG and was the Chair of the Membership/Marketing Task Force. During Anna’s time on the Board of Trustees she served as the President for a year, Vice President for two years and Treasurer for three years. Prior to her service on the Board of Trustees Anna served as the BOG Chair, BOG Vice-Chair, Chair of the Recreations Committee and Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. Brian and Anna have earned a well-deserved rest from the Lake Naomi Club volunteer force, at least until the next Task Force is formed.
Holiday Greetings The arrival of the joyous Holiday Season is a vivid reminder of how quickly time passes. Was it not just yyesterday when Members were sitting at the Lake Naomi Pool or Club Beach absorbing the wonderful sun rays, or playing a round of golf or calling for court times? Now the temperatures are declining, the leaves have fallen and the days are getting shorter. All these seasonal changes remind us that the Holiday Season is near. With all of the holiday propaganda, it's easy to lose sight of what is truly important this time of year. What's important varies from Member to Member, but everyone should take a minute to shut out the media, turn off yyour iPhones and iPads, and truly reflect on what you are thankful for. Remind yourself how lucky you are, no matter what your circumstances, and share it with the people closest to you. This is also the perfect time to remember our Lake Naomi – Timber Trails family and to say thank you. Thank you to all the Committee Members, Board of Governors and Board of Trustees for the countless hours and the dedication to ensuring that the Members’ Lake Naomi - Timber Trails home continues to be their favorite retreat. Also thank you to Management and Team Members who strive to ensure that the entire Members’ experiences are top notch. As we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014, may the joy of this holiday season last throughout the year “Reflections” Published by for you and your loved ones. LAKE NAOMI CLUB 122 Route 423 Post Office Box T Pocono Pines, PA 18350 570-646-9191 www.LakeNaomiClub.com BOARD OF TRUSTEES Michael J. Christian Brian Drum Cary S. Levinson Anna C. McAleer Connell J. McGill Robert S. Mills, Jr. Brian J. Snyder Robert A. Jones, Jr. General Manager Laura M. Altemose Marketing/Communications Manager Reflections Editor
2013 Lake Draw Down Update The 2013 lake draw down started on October 17th and currently the water depth has decreased a total of 5 feet. The weather has cooperated with the draw down thus far as any rain could easily fill the lake quickly. The goal is to have all Club and Member projects completed by mid-January 2014 so that the lake water level should recover to the normal elevation by mid-February 2014. The Club is currently working on repairs to dam abutments, restoration of beaches and marinas, improvements to the Park at Club Beach lake front, peninsula and jetty restorations, removal of some boating hazards, replacement of boat moorings and repairs to lake dry hydrants. While the lake is down it is a great chance for all the fishing persons to get a look at the fish habitat and for the boaters to see the underwater hazards before the lake fills up and everyone is once again enjoying their favorite lake activity during the 2014 season.
Gateway Task Force The Gateway Task Force has been created to define what is the best use of the newly purchased property adjacent to Lake Naomi. Trustee Emeritus Jim Hyatt has agreed to chair the Gateway Task Force. The name of the Task Force came from the Board of Governors when they decided that this new property is truly the gateway to Lake Naomi – Timber Trails. The first meeting is Saturday, December 7th where the Task Force will begin to explore the ideas for this property that have been submitted by the Members and determine what would best benefit the Club at this location. If you have an idea you would like the Gateway Task Force to consider please email it to email@example.com or drop it off at the Administrative Office.
Extended Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Weekend Thursday, November 28th Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet 11:30 PM to 3:00 PM Pre-registration required.
Friday, November 29th Chef‘s “Black Friday” Dinner Specials Black Friday Happy Hour 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 30th Grille & Dining Room 5:30-10:00 PM Bar Open 5:00 PM to Midnight Live Entertainment starting 8:30 PM Frankie Carll & the “Ultimate Music Machine”
Sunday, December 1st Breakfast Buffet 9:00 AM - Noon Last seating at Noon
December Holidays Sat & Sun, December 7th & 8th Breakfast with Santa Pre-Registration Required Saturday, December 14th Holiday Gala Pre-Registration Required Clubhouse will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24th & Wednesday, Dec. 25th Thursday, December 26th Grille & Dining Room 5:00–9:00 PM Bar Open 5:00 – 10:00 PM Dinner Menu and Traditional Winter Pasta Buffet
Friday, December 27th Grille & Dining Room 5:00–9:00 PM
Bar Open 5:00 PM – Midnight Live Entertainment 8:30 PM to Midnight “DJ Adam Scuba” Grille Room
Saturday, December 28th This New Year’s Eve join the Lake Naomi Clubhouse on an African Adventure! Join us as we transport the Lake Naomi Clubhouse to the amazing land of wonder and adventure of Africa. Experience the diversity and beauty of the African culture through dance, music and cuisine. Enjoy an African cocktail and eat your way through the four corners of the continent. This expedition will begin at 7:00 PM with a complimentary African Cocktail. Enjoy an appetizer display from different regions to delight your taste buds. African Peanut Soup Roasted yam peri peri pawn garnish African Regional Salad Trio Kohlrabi slaw, abacate heart of palm salad, South African avocado seafood salad
Traditional African Dessert Table Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Cocktail Hour begins at 7:00 Dinner at 8:00 PM
Entrée Choices: North African Spiced Lamb Rack Charmoula Saffron dried fruit and pistachio cous cous marrakesh mint yogurt pesto South African Lobster Tail Yassa Bermuda onion lemon chili senegalese rice quince sambal Roasted Prime Beef Tenderloin Botswana Mashed yam and plantain foo foo wild mushroom and sorrel Cameroon Pan Roasted Halibut Filet Nigerian jollof seafood vegetable rice roasted pepper harissa sauce
After dinner dance the night away and ring in the New Year with a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight! This event is the signature Clubhouse Committee event of the year! Please make your plans early as this is a sell-out event. Large tables are limited and Club Management encourages your cooperation with table arrangements. The cost for this event is $95.00 inclusive per adult. Sign up at the Community Center or online at www.LakeNaomiClub.com (Members Section).
Grille & Dining Room 5:00–10:00 PM
5:00 PM – Midnight
Live Entertainment 9 PM to Midnight “Long Time Coming” Grille Room
Sunday, December 29th Breakfast Buffet 9:00 AM to Noon Grille & Dining Room 5:00–9:00 PM Bar Open 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Monday, December 30th Grille & Dining Room 5:00–9:00 PM
Chef Paul’s Special “Decemberfest” Dinner Buffet and Dinner Menu Bar Open 5:00 – 10:00 PM Pre New Year’s Eve Drink Specials Tuesday, December 31st New Year’s Eve “A Night in Africa” Pre-Registration Required Wednesday, January 1st Clubhouse Closed Thursday, January 2nd Grille & Dining Room 5:00–9:00 PM
Bar Open 5:00 – 10:00 PM Dinner Menu and Mountain Dinner Buffet Continued on page 4 3
The Importance of Making Reservations and Cancelling Them
Extended Holiday Hours Continued from page 3
Martin Luther King Weekend Friday, January 17th Grille & Dining Room 6:00–10:00 PM
Bar Open 5:00 – 11:00 PM Saturday, January 18th Grille & Dining Room 6:00–9:00 PM
Bar Open 5:00 – 11:00 PM Entertainment in Grille 8:30 PM – Midnight Sunday, January 19th Breakfast Buffet 9:00 AM – 12 Noon Monday, January 20th Clubhouse Closed Winter Festival Weekend Thursday, January 23rd
Dinner reservations at the Lake Naomi Clubhouse are well w advised. In order to accommodate as many Members as possible on Friday and Saturday d nights in the Main Dining Room reservations are highly recommended. Reservations assist in the planning and staffing process, ultimately providing a better dining experience. a The T Clubhouse Team will do their very best to accommodate Members who arrive without a reservation, but please understand you may have to wait for an extended period. If you arrive without a reservation and are asked to wait and see empty tables, please understand a those th tables have been reserved for Members who called ahead and have not yet arrived. Equally as important, if you have made a reservation and your plans have changed please call c the Clubhouse to cancel your reservation. There have been an increasing number of times where Members don’t show up for their reservation. Many times the Clubhouse will ti lose lo potential customers because the wait will be too long, but as it turns out the Clubhouse winds up with empty tables since Members never cancelled their reservation. It is the goal w of o the Clubhouse Management Team to have every table filled with satisfied Members eeach and every evening.
Grille & Dining Room 6:00–9:00 PM
Bar 5:00 – 9:00 PM Grille Menu and Pasta Night Buffet Friday, January 24th Grille & Dining Room 6:00–10:00 PM
Chef’s Special “Winter Catch” Evening Dinner Menu Bar Open 5:00 – 11:00 PM Warm & Spicy Winter Drink Specials Saturday, January 25th Lunch 12 Noon to 3:00 PM at the Mountaintop Lodge Après Happy Hour 3:00 – 6:00 PM Grille & Dining Room 5:30–9:30 PM
Bar Open 3:00 PM – Midnight Grille Menu & Après Ski Buffet Live Entertainment Steel Creek Trio 8:30 PM – Midnight
Sunday, January 26th Breakfast Buffet 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Curbside Cuisine Pickup Program Many Members are taking advantage of the Curbside Cuisine Pickup Program. Chef’s Bistro Menu and our new Italian Style Pizza Menu are available for curb side delivery to your car. The fall and winter hours are 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM Thursday thru Saturday. When placing your order please have your Member number available and the server will take payment with a credit card. Our culinary team is asking for 30 minutes preparation time but the amount of time can vary due to business in the Clubhouse. So on those nights that you just don’t feel like getting the skillet out or after a long drive to the Poconos, call the Clubhouse and enjoy our culinary creations in the comfort of your home. To place an order call 570-646-2866 and don’t forget to program your cell phone so we can have dinner waiting for you on your next trip to Lake Naomi-Timber Trails. You can view the w LakeN NaomiClub com (rememb mber Curbside Cuisine Menu online at www.LakeNaomiClub.com (remember to click on Members in the right corner) under the Online Office.
Realty Executives will be sponsoring Horse Drawn rides for the Holiday Breakfast both days!
Pictures by Mark Luethi
Family New Year’s Eve Ball Join us this New Year’s Eve for a spectacular event! LNC families are invited to dress their best and dance the night away at our very fine Family New Year’s Eve Ball at the Community Center on December 31, 2013 from 7-10PM. Come hungry and enjoy a fabulous assortment of delicious food. The night will be a magical celebration culminating with our New Year’s Ball Drop. Look for more details at the Community Center and register early! You must pre-register. Call 570-646-8585.
Winter Ski Vouchers The Lake Naomi Club is again offering Club Members reduced ski lift tickets to JFBB. Be sure to take advantage of this popular ski voucher program during the 2013/2014 ski season. Vouchers will be sold at the Community Center in the beginning of December and continue through the end of February. Only bona fide Club Members and Winter Temporary Members will be eligible to purchase ski vouchers from the Lake Naomi Club. For your convenience the Club will be accepting cash, check, credit card or stored value card payments. Vouchers can not be refunded and supplies are limited depending on the ability of the ski areas to fill reorders. Enjoy this great sport while saving money by using the Club’s voucher program. Please see below for the 2013/2014 price rates. Jack Frost/ Big Boulder
Adult Midweek Adult Weekend Youth Midweek Youth Weekend Adult Holiday Youth Holiday
Voucher $38.00 $44.00 $30.00 $37.00 $47.00 $39.00
Regular Price $44.00 $50.00 $33.00 $40.00 $52.00 $42.00
Savings $6.00 $6.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00 $3.00
Fourth and Fifth Grade Snowpass Program The Lake Naomi Club would like to make all Members aware of this wonderful program! The Pennsylvania Ski Area Association is offering any fourth or fifth grader the chance to ski for free this winter. There are 21 participating member resorts of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association with a few of the participating nearby mountains being Alpine, Bear Creek, Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Camelback, Shawnee, Blue, Elk and many more! The goal of this program is to introduce fourth and fifth graders to the sport of skiing and snowboarding and create life-long participants of winter fun. For complete details and application visit: http://www. skipa.com/learn-to-skiride/4th5th-grade-programs.
Calling all Teens Are you a teen (age 13-18) who likes to be active in the LN-TT Community? Do you have some ideas of things we can do that would make your visits to LN-TT more fun? Are you interested in having leadership and volunteer opportunities? Then the Club wants you! The Recreation Committee is setting up a Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) that will help to provide feedback and ideas for upcoming recreation activities. The TAC will be 8-12 teens who will meet periodically to discuss and plan teen activities. It will be some hard work with a lot of fun thrown in to keep things moving. If you are interested you can fill out the Teen Advisory Committee Application found in the Members Section of www.lakenaomiclub.com under the Online Sign-Up. This is your chance to help shape the future of teen activities at Lake Naomi Club.
Tree of Mittens Join the Activities Committee in the giving spirit this holiday season by donating a pair of children’s mittens being collected at the Community Center. A twelve foot pine tree will stand in the Great Room of the Community Center and will be decorated with all of the mittens collected this season. This collection will run from December 1st through January 1, 2014 and then the mittens will be collected and donated to Monroe County Children and Youth. The Activities Committee thanks you in advance nce ffor or yo your our support support. t.
Vote for your Favorite 2014 Calendar Picture Enclosed in this Reflections you will find the 2014 Calendar. If you would like additional calendars to share with your family or friends please contact the Administrative office at 570-646-9191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The response to the request of sharing your favorite pictures was once again overwhelming. With the addition of online picture submission and the great mobile phone cameras even more Members shared their favorite pictures. Over 1,000 pictures were submitted so selecting the best pictures for the calendar is always a fun challenge. There are 66 pictures from 50 Club Members in the 2014 calendar. There is still a task that needs be done and the Club needs your help. As promised there are four $50 Stored Value Cards that need to be issued for the best pictures. The four pictures that receive the most votes will be awarded the SVC’s. You can place your vote by visiting the website at www.LakeNaomiClub.com. Click on the Members and then sign in, select What’s Happening from the menu bar, click on Current News from the drop down menu and there will be an article leading you to the voting form. Please take a few moments to enjoy the pictures and cast your vote. Each Member can choose their four favorite calendar pictures and all votes must be submitted by December 31st.
Please helpp us fill our To Toys for Tots oys fo bins. Bring i an unwrapped d toy to the Community Center or Mountaintop Lodge in November and early December. Also see the fitness pages of this issue of Reflections for information about the Turkey Trot Run/Walk which also supports this cause.
Food Bank Members of LN-TT can continue to bring their food donations to the Community Center through the Winter and Spring. Drop off yourr canned goods or non perishable food items during regular hours.
Community Center Hours As winter approaches don’t forget all activities the Community Center has to offer during the winter season. Tennis, platform tennis, basketball, golf driving net and simulator, swimming, various planned activities, fitness classes and of course the fitness center, are all ways to stay active when Mother Nature turns cold. As a reminder, the winter hours of operations are listed below: November 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 Community Center & Fitness Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pool Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:45 PM Friday 10:00 AM – 9:45 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:45 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM Multi-Purpose Room The hours will correlate with the buildings hours. However, there will be dedicated tennis and open use time; and there may be recreation activities scheduled. Please call the Community Center to check availability. Reservations are recommended for tennis play and are based on 1½ hour time slots and 1 hour time slots during holiday periods. Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Weekend Thursday, November 28th Closed Friday, November 29th 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday, November 30th 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday, December 1st 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday, December 24th Closed Wednesday, December 25th Closed Thursday - Friday, Dec. 26th-27th 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday and Sunday, Dec 28th -29th 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Monday, December 30th 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday, December 31st Building Open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM The MPR will close at 3:00 PM New Year’s Eve Family Ball 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Pre-Registration required.
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Holiday Klub Day Camp Back again by popular demand, the winter version of Kids Klub, Holiday Klub. Members and guests in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join our great Summer Klub Counselors at the Logan Steele Community Center for some winter fun. Thursday, December 26th, Friday December 27th and Monday, December 30th from 9:00 AM until Noon, we will spend our days with games, songs, outdoor winter activities, snacks, crafts and skits. You can register for one day or register for all three. What a great way to get out of the house, see summer friends and meet new ones. Space is limited so make sure to register early. Cost per day for registration will be $25 for Members and $35 for guests. Receive a $5 per day discount when you register by December 19th. Sign up at the Community Center or online at www.LakeNaomiClub.com (Members Section). Be a part of the Holiday Klub Day Camp!
Fitness News The Fitness Staff at the Logan Steele Community Center would like to remind you that the holiday season is not time for a break from your personal wellness routine. Please respect your fellow members and refer to the guidelines in the Leisure Service Guide as to usage of the cardio machines. Also please be aware as cold and flu season is upon us, it is common courtesy and proper gym etiquette to wipe down the machines after use. It is our recommendation that you also take a moment to wipe them before you use them to prevent the spread of germs. Your Fitness Committee has been working hard on keeping current with the latest trends in the industry and to ensure LNC continues to offer programming of the highest standards. Please see the class schedule for holiday events and class changes. Class fees will be discounted to $5 per class or 5 classes for $20 for December 26th to the 31st as our holiday gift to you. Any Member who has purchased a one month unlimited package in December will receive an additional free week. Also look for information on our special yoga and nutrition workshops schedule through the rest of the year. Early registration is required, please call to reserve your spot today. Be sure to pick up a complete schedule of all classes when you visit the Community Center and sign up in advance as space may be limited.
Turkey Trot Join us at the Logan Steele Community Center for a fun run/walk on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM. All ages are welcome to bundle up p and run 3 laps around the leisure trail (providing it is not under a foot off snow). We will collect a $5 per person entry fee with all proceeds going to Toys for Tots. Please call the Community Center to register in advance at 570-646-8585.
Night Recreation Activities Looking for something to do after a day of snowboarding or visiting with family over the holiday season? Third graders and up are welcome to join in nightly fun and activities at the Logan Steele Community Center. Our staff will be organizing games, crafts, competitions or just opportunities to hang out with other Members and guests that are your age from 6:00-9:00 PM on Dec. 21st - Dec. 23rd and Dec. 26th through Dec. 30th. There is no charge for these activities and no advanced registration required. Just stop in and see what is going on.
Community Center Guests While we are always happy to also entertain Guests here in Lake Naomi - Timber Trails, please be mindful of the Community Center guidelines this coming winter and holiday season: there is a limit of six Guests per day per Family Membership on weekdays and four Guests per day per Family Membership on weekends and holidays. Any questions can be directed to Kelly Swingle, Community Center Manager at (570) 646-8585.
The ARC Needs YOU!! The Lake Naomi Club Architectural Review Committee is currently accepting applications for Committee Members. If you are committed to preserving and enhancing our beautiful Community and can spare one Saturday per month, please consider submitting your application! The ARC meets once per month to review new homes and additions, consider variance requests and resolve violations. This is a very interesting and rewarding way to serve your Community! If you have questions or would like an application, please contact Wendi Freeman, Architectural Inspector at email@example.com or 570-646-9191, ext 107.
Winter Season Swim Lessons The Community Center is offering swim lessons during the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Year Round Water Safety Instructors (certified through the American Red Cross) will offer three lessons as follows: Saturday, November 30th & Sunday, December 1st. In Water Parent & Child and (child age 6 mos – 3 yrs) 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Preschool Aged Students (Age 3-5 yrs) 10:50 AM – 11:30 AM Grade School Aged Students (Age 6-12 yrs) 11:40 AM-12:20 PM Pre-Registration for lessons is required by calling the Community Center at 570-6468585. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, November 26th at 4:00 PM. The $10 per person fee must be paid at the time of registration and covers both classes being offered for each age group. Preschool and Grade School will be a maximum of 12 participants. Classes are expected to fill quickly so please don’t wait to register if you’re interested. Private instruction is also available for all ages including adults at the rate of $20 per thirty minutes of private instruction. Please feel free to contact Meredith Sensenig at the Community Center or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this program or for more information on booking Private Lessons.
2014 Dues Payment Procedure In 2013 there was a change in the Dues Payment Procedure to give equal opportunity to every Member to submit their dues and rack requests as early as possible. Many Members took advantage of the opportunity, and over 400 payments were received between December 15, 2012 and January 2, 2013. This change was conducted on a one-year trial basis, and after review it has been determined to continue with this change for 2014. This year we will again be mailing the 2014 dues invoice to all Club Members on or about December 15, 2013. Members may submit payment beginning December 15th by mail, in person, via our website, or over the phone. All payments received between December 15th up to and including January 2nd will be recorded as being received on January 2nd. All of these payments will be held together and drawn at random. Based on that random drawing is the order in which they will be processed for the assignment of racks. Payments received beginning January 3rd and after will be processed on a first paid, first assigned basis according to the date received. Club Members are also reminded that the policy of racks being assigned based on the location of their home remains the same: Members making payment until January 31st and requesting racks in their area of assignment get first preference to those racks. Members making payment until January 31st and requesting racks outside of their area are assigned to that area after January 31st based on availability of racks and on their date of payment. Members making payment after January 31st will be assigned to the remaining racks in their requested area (regardless of their assigned area) on a first paid, first assigned basis. Please note that no payments received between December 15th and January 2nd will actually be processed until after January 2nd. This means checks will not be cashed nor will credit card payments be processed (EXCEPT payments made on our website which are processed immediately but will still be recorded as being received on January 2nd). We hope all Members who wish to pay as early as possible again find this to be a much more effective and efficient procedure. Please feel free to contact the Administrative Office if you have questions regarding this information.
Looking for Gift Giving Ideas? The Lake Naomi Club has gift giving ideas for you this Holiday Season. Just stop by the Administrative Office or the Community Center and pick up your LNC Stored Value Card which can be designed for any monetary amount that fits your budget and can be used at any of the Club's facilities. In addition to Stored Value Cards, the Community Center has Ski Vouchers that are offered to Club Members at reduced rates M for fo the several downhill ski resorts in the area. To asre sist si you in completing your shopping on time, the Office sh is able to take the Gift orders de by telephone and mail the th items to you. This methodd requires i credit card payment.
Sledding Hill The Lake Naomi Club sledding hill located outside of the Lake Naomi Clubhouse will again be available to Members this winter season. The sledding hill will be open peen ass of Saturday, December 21, 1,, 2013, weather permitting. g. When the sledding hill iss open the hours of operation are from dawn until dusk. It is absolutely unsafe to ride the sledding hill after dark so please refrain from doing so. The sledding hill will be posted as “Closed” when it is considered unsafe to ride. Please abide by the postings each day in order to keep your entire family safe.
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McKee Tennis Contact Information Although Tennis Director Bobby McKee and team/ family are south for the winter, he is always available and only an e-mail away. Bobby and Richard are already putting together their 2014 McKee Tennis offerings so now is the time to share ideas and request clinics for next year. Input is always valued so please don’t hesitate to e-mail Bobby at email@example.com.
The total number of families that subscribed to the Club’s Temporary Membership (TM) during the 2013 season was 835. Temporary Memberships for 2013 are projected to generate $297,509.00 in fees towards the annual operations budget by years end. Temporary Members are described as a family living on a temporary basis in the home of a Club Member when the Home Owner/ Club Member is not present. This includes those renting homes as well as Family Members and Colleagues of Club Members utilizing homes without the Club Member being present. Temporary Memberships are very important to the Club as not only do Temporary Members generate a significant amount of revenue for the Club, but Temporary Members also represent the number two source of future Club Members. The number one source of future Club Members is through referrals from existing Club Members. Remember the Membershare Referral program was expanded to include Temporary Members. When your referral purchases their Temporary Membership, you will be rewarded 25 Club Dollars for each week your referral purchases their Temporary Membership with a maximum of 100 Club Dollars per referral. You will receive a stored value card that can be utilized toward your Membership Fees or used at any amenity. To qualify the person you refer must be totally new to the Lake Naomi Club and the referral card must be turned into the Administrative Office before the temporary membership is purchased. The Membership/Marketing Committee plans to continue its marketing efforts for Temporary Members, as once families see and experience the Lake Naomi and Timber Trails Community, the chances of their becoming a Property Owner/Club Member increases dramatically.
The Benefits of Tennis and other Physical Activities Movement sports such as tennis are great for developing physical skills while enhancing overall fitness and health. Introducing tennis at a young age and providing an enjoyable atmosphere will bring these players back to the courts time after time, thus developing worthwhile habits which hopefully will stay with them throughout their lives. Consider these facts about childhood obesity from the Centers for Disease Control: • The prevalence of overweight among children aged 6 to 11 more than doubled in the past 20 years, going from 7% in 1980 to 18.8% in 2004. The rate among adolescents aged 12 to 19 more than tripled, increasing from 5% to 17.1%. • Overweight is the result of caloric imbalance (too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed) and is mediated by genetics and health. An estimated 61% of overweight young people have at least one additional risk factor for heart disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. • In addition, children who are overweight are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem. • Overweight young people are more likely than children of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults, and therefore more at risk for associated adult health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. • Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming overweight and developing related diseases. The Lake Naomi Club provides numerous opportunities for our children to engage in positive, fun physical activities and McKee Tennis will continue to provide tennis programs for our children, and integrate fitness and nutrition components into our programs. We are also planning on NEW programs for the 2014 season, both at the Lake Naomi Tennis Center, and as an additional component to the Afternoon Klub pprogram. g Bobby McKee, Tennis Professional
Platform Tennis Jane Saul
Temporary Memberships Are Important
“The best in winter outdoor recreation” The Platform Tennis court is available for play Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM and Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Note: snow and ice removal time may need to be allotted. Call in advance after inclement weather. Members who do not have their own rackets and balls may use the platform equipment available for check out at the reception desk. Eye protection is highly recommended and athletic shoes are required. i d All Members are permitted to play with no court fees. Reservations are not necessary, courts are first come, first to play, but if you have a group who desire a certain play time, please call the Community Center to reserve the courts with the receptionist, especially after a snowfall. The reception desk keeps a highlight sheet on platform tennis as well as the official rules for the Members who wish to use them. Additional information can also be found on the APTA website at www.platformtennis.org We keep a roster at the Community Center reception desk for players who are interested in finding games. If there is enough interest staff may organize some regular play times. Please contact Meredith Sensenig at 646-8585 or msensenig@lakenaomiclub. com for additional information. This is a great addition to the Lake Naomi Club offerings we are hoping you’ll enjoy utilizing this winter.
4th of July Regatta Dusters 1st – John Whipple (LNC Bowl Winner) nd
2 – Jay Stevenson 3rd – Jason Neely Lasers 1st – Jim Hyatt (LNC Bowl Winner)
2nd – Kathy Hyatt 3rd – Brett Maute Sunfish 1st – Katie Stevenson
Early Bird Series Dusters Lasers 1st – John Whipple st (Hannah and Joseph Geyer 1 – Chris Daggett nd Memorial Trophy Winner) 2 – Kathy Hyatt nd 3rd – Jim Hyatt 2 – Sue Neely rd 3 – Dean Neely
(LNC Bowl Winner)
2nd – Reid Jackson 3rd – Dana Stevenson Labor Day Regatta Dusters 1st – Allen Rodriguez (Frank C. Miller Memorial Trophy)
2nd – Jay Stevenson 3rd – Rich Daggett Lasers 1st – Kathy Hyatt (Commodore’s Bowl Winner)
2nd – Brett Maute 3rd – Frank Blesso Sunfish 1st – Lynne Spencer (Commodore’s Bowl Winner)
2nd – Steve Spencer 3rd – Mike Trabold
Junior Awards Regatta 1st place – Ryan Trabold 2nd place – Katie Stevenson 3rd place – Alex McKendry
Under 21 Laser Regatta Ten Junior Sailors participated in this season’s Under 21 Laser Regatta which turned out to be a fun day for all, spectators included. Here are the final standings: 1st - Brett Maute 2nd - Tom Trabold 3rd - Ryan Trabold 4th - Nick Osmon 5th - Arianna May 6th - Tim Osmon 7th - Conor Gallagher 8th - Alex Mckendry 9th - Tyler McCann 10th - Nolan Flynn Sunfish Open 1st – Don Sensenig 2nd –David Davies 3rd – Mike Wheeler Laser Open 1st – Don Sensenig 2nd – Greg Maute 3rd – Kathy Hyatt
The Fleet Racing that takes place as part of the Instructional. Program awards follow: B Fleet A Fleet 1st Place – Ben & Scott VanSant 1st Place – Ryan Trabold nd 2nd Place – Evelyn Hughes 2 Place – Katie Stevenson rd 3rd Place – Andreas McKendry 3 Place – Dana Stevenson Selected students were also awarded for the four Junior Sailing Awards for special honors which have been a long standing tradition at the Lake Naomi Club, they included: Ryan Trabold – Owaissa Cup: Awarded to the Junior with the best score for the summer. Ben VanSant– Sunfish Sportsman Trophy: Awarded to the Junior deemed to be “the best sport”. Grant Palandino – Pine Tree Camp Trophy: Awarded to the Junior showing the best progress. Dana & Ketie Stevenson - The Thomas Cup: Awarded for special efforts in helping others. Congratulations to all the young sailors who joined in the fun this summer. We look forward to having you all back in the 2014 season.
First Half Duster Wood Fleet 1st – John Whipple 2nd – Jason Neely Duster Glass Fleet 1st – Sue Neely Duster A Fleet 1st – John Whipple (Robin Bowl Winner)
2nd – Jason Neely 3rd – Ti O’Sullivan Laser Gold Fleet 1st – Kathy Hyatt 2nd – Chris Daggett 3rd – Frank Blesso
Sunfish 1st – Tim O’Sullivan 2nd – Nick Osmon 3rd – Tony Seay
Series Laser Silver Fleet 1st – Greg Maute 2nd – Mike McAleer Sunfish Gold Fleet 1st – Frank Blesso 2nd – Tim O’Sullivan 3rd – Brett Maute Sunfish Silver Fleet 1st – Rich Kremnick 2nd – Ryan Trabold 3rd – Kyle Pollock
Second Half Series Laser Gold Fleet Duster Wood Fleet 1st – Frank Blesso st 1 – John Whipple nd 2 – Chris Daggett (Wooden Bowl Winner) rd 3 – Kathy Hyatt nd 2 –Jason Neely Laser Silver Fleet 1st – Mike McAleer Duster Glass Fleet st 1 – Dean Neely Sunfish Gold Fleet 1st – Frank Blesso Duster A Fleet 2nd –Ryan Spencer 1st –Rich Daggett 3rd – Tim O’Sullivan (E.Thomas Gilliard Sunfish Silver Fleet Memorial Bowl Winner) 1st – Ryan Trabold nd 2 – Jay Stevenson 2nd – Jack Stratton 3rd – Sue Neely 3rd – Katie Stevenson
2013 SAILING AWARDS RECIPIENTS
Memorial Day Regatta Dusters 1st – John Whipple 2nd – Jason Neely 3rd – Rich Daggett Lasers 1st – Kathy Hyatt 2nd – Chris Daggett 3rd – Jim Hyatt Sunfish 1st – Tim O’Sullivan 2nd – Nick Osmon 3rd – Tony Seay
L Laser Beam Award (greatest improvement Lasers) – Brett Maute Ancient Mariner Award (best score for sailor over the age of 38) – Mike McAleer Fish Tail (greatest improvement Sunfish sailor) – Lynne Spencer Flat Iron Award (most improved woman sailor) – Katie and Dana Stevenson Pheonix Cup (awarded for special efforts for the sailing program) - Dave Lawrence Feather Duster (greatest improved Duster sailor) - Declan Gaylo The “Hoot” Award (sportsmanship and contribution RC Laser sailor) - Dean Neely Duster Fleet Champion – John Whipple (“Bill” Person Memorial Trophy recipient) Laser Fleet Champion – Kathy Hyatt Sunfish Fleet Champion – Frank Blesso RC Fleet Champion – John Whipple
2013-2014 RC Laser WINTER Sailing Schedule “There are sail boats in the Pool!” You may have heard kids yell this at the Community Center. If you are there at the right time, it is true. The RC Laser’s winter schedule is below. On most of the scheduled days, the RC Laser Fleet #9 sailors are running practice starts and races. (That is, no scores are kept.) The races are scheduled on Sundays from 8 AM to 10 AM -- ending in time enough so that the pool is ready to open for swimming at 10. Also, on most days you will be encouraged to try out sailing an RC Laser as there is usually an extra boat or one of the regulars will lend you their boat, with instructions. In March, the Winter Regatta will be held. So far as we know, our indoor sailing is the only regular indoor sailing in the world. It is known in RC Laser sailing circles as the 'World Indoor Sailing Championship'. In fact, it does attract a few of the world's best RC sailors. (There is only room for a small number of boats to race at the same time.) So the Winter Regatta is a really special time for spectators and the one event that boats are not available for others to tryout. The Winter Regatta starts at 7 AM and runs until 11 AM. The sailing days are: November 17 (subject to pool reopening) December 1, 15, 29 January 12, 26 NOTE - January 26th coincides with the Club's WinterFest and special emphasis is placed on involving spectators with trying out the boats. February 9, 23 March 9, 23 (see notes below) March 9th is the primary date for the Winter Regatta. March 23rd is the alternative date in case of bad weather. Note that bad weather is generally not a factor for indoor sailing, but bad winter weather could prevent some participants from getting to the Poconos in a timely fashion. Be aware that if regular sailor participation looks to be very low or the pool is closed or whatever, RC sailing is subject to being canceled. Contact Meredith Sensenig@lakenaomiclub.com for information on last minute changes in the schedule.
Golf Notes Marshal Butler, George Bernardin, Penny Antrim and Jeanne Dyer made up the winning team for the last tournament of the season, The Fall Bloody Mary. As the season is winding down there is no reason to put the clubs away for the year just yet. The golf course will be open weather permitting into November. All Golf Members are asked to sign in on the way to number #1 tee. The family golf tees which were introduced in June of this year were a big success. The tees brought adults and children together to enjoy the game of golf. Playing a round of golf with your kids is a great way to spend an afternoon, teaching your kids a fun sport and many life lessons along the way. In 2014 the Family Golf Event will be held on Saturday, July 26th. There will be three Family Golf Fun Workshops leading up to the Family Golf Event. These dates will be announced in Spring of 2014. The Golf Simulator located at the Logan Steele Community Center is a great way to practice when you can’t get on the golf course. It gives you vital data like swing speed, ball speed, swing path, club face angle and angle of attack. Golf lessons are available this winter, using the simulator to monitor your swing and get the statistics that are imperative in improving your swing. I can be reached at my email greenlane77@yahoo. com to schedule a lesson. There will be some new events added to the Golf Calendar for 2014. The Match Play Championship will be held on Sunday, August 24th. Qualifying will begin on Saturday, May 31st. Next year the Match Play will be a net handicapped tournament allowing all skill level players to compete. Only players with a ghin handicap will be permitted to play. A Night Golf Fun Tournament will be held Thursday, July 10th starting at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, September 14th there will be a tournament called Battle of the Sexes, this will be a stableford format pitting the men against the ladies. We encourage all Golf Members to get a Ghin U.S.G.A. handicap. There is no charge and it is easy to sign up. If you would like to get a handicap next year, save any scores with the scorecard and come to the Golf Center next Spring and we can get you registered. Bob Millard PGA Golf Professional
LNC 50th Anniversary Memory Book Deadline Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of Lake Naomi Club history! The deadline for the patron page is December 15, 2013. As a Patron you will be able to share your message and pictures on a full color page. The memory book will also include the story and pictures of Lake Naomi Club from 1963 to our rise as a Platinum Club Community. Also included will be the phenomenal photos of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations. The Patron Contribution is $50 per page and the page size is 8.5 x 11. There is no limit on the number of pictures per page. Visit www.LakeNaomiClub.com for more information. The article is listed under What’s Happening in the Members section. Check out some of the great pages already received.
Junior Sailing Program 2013 The Junior Sailing Program was filled to capacity with enthusiastic young Members who participated in lessons twice a week for 6 weeks in the Main Summer Season. A & B Fleet races were held weekly with strong encouragement from both instructors and the Sailing Committee for additional participation in the regular club races and regattas as well as the Junior category of Not Ready for Prime Time fleet racing. The end of season was celebrated with a Friday evening Tailgate party (which this year also included special additions for the Administrative Club’s 50th Anniversary.) Then the annual 2 day Junior Regatta took place on Saturday Office Closings and Sunday which was another record breakThursday, November 28th er for participation. And finally this weekend Office Closed devoted to our youngest skippers ended with Tues, Dec 24th and Weds, Dec 25th the End of Season Junior Sailing Celebration Office Closed on Sunday. Sailors and their families gathTuesday, December 31st ered in the Logan Steele Community Center Offi ce Closes at 3:00 PM Pavilion to recap the summer, honor the seaWednesday, January 1st son’s high scoring sailors, and receive their Office Closed awards, stat sheets and mementos. Pizza and cake were served by the Sailing Committee Sundays through February 24th Volunteers and a great time was had by all. Office Closed
Meet Me at the Lodge… It’s the most Wonderful Time of the Year! Time to come together with family and friends and enjoy the holiday season. As we enter into the hustle and bustle, remember that the Mountaintop Lodge is open every day of the year and here to help take one more thing off of your to-do list. Chef Don and Frank and the Coffee Shop Staff can assist you with picking out the perfect desserts to take to any event this season. We’ll have the usual items and some special treats like Yule Logs and fresh baked breads as well. Just a reminder, Thanksgiving and first night of Chanukah pie pre-orders are due by November 22nd and Christmas pie pre-orders are due by December 20th. Have you had a chance to look at the Lodge’s schedule of events for November or December yet? There are so many exciting things on the horizon. Make plans to hang out with us and beat the Wintertime Blues and Cabin Fever before they even have a chance to set in. Descriptions of just a few of these events are listed below. Most events do require sign-ups in advance, as space is limited. Please call 570-646-6636 or send an email to mtnlodge@ lakenaomicluib.com so that you aren’t left out in the cold! For starters, every Monday evening we have Sip and Stitch from 3:008:00 PM. Sip and Stitch is a time to come and work on your craft project with other crafters. Maybe you enjoy crocheting, knitting, quilting, scrapbooking…any craft project you want to work on is fair game. Come and go as you wish, you can stay the whole time or just pop in for an hour or two. We’d love to have you!! Many children love to leave a plate of cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve, and many adults like to give the gift of baked goodies around the holidays. On Saturday, December 7th from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM the Lodge will be having a Pottery Painting Day. The elves from Poke-A-Nose Pottery will be delivering ceramic plates and paints for you to design the perfect plate for those treats. You can choose to paint an 8” Salad size plate for $20.00 or an 11” Dinner size plate for $25.00. The fee includes the plates, paints, glazing and firing – so that your finished projects will be food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Sign-ups are required so that we know how many plates to have available. (Plates will be available for pickup starting Tuesday, December 17th). Another exciting activity is our first Canvas Party on Thursday, December 12th starting at 7:00 PM. Kelly Camillo will be here to walk you through painting your very own 16x20 Canvas with a winter design. You will leave the Lodge that evening with your completed painting, and ANYONE can do it! The cost of this class is $35.00 which includes all needed supplies. Bring your friends and a bottle of wine and have a blast. The Coffee Shop will also be open until 7:30 PM for your coffee and pastry needs. Please call 570-6466636 to sign up, space is limited and sign-ups end on December 10th. There are two opportunities in December for your kids to try their hand at being a baker. On Saturday, December 14th from 12:00-5:00 PM (takes about 30 minutes, reserve your preferred time) we will be decorating giant gingerbread men and gingerbread trees. The cost per child is $8.00 and includes icing and assorted edible decorations. On Saturday, December 28th our Kids in the Kitchen event will be making Teddy Bear Bread, Strawberry-Raspberry Jam and Fresh Butter. This event will run from 1:00-3:30 PM and is suited for those children with a little longer attention span (like ages 7+), younger children are invited but, will need to have an adult with them for assistance. Each participant will be going home with a loaf of fresh baked teddy bear bread, jelly and butter to share. The cost of this event is $20.00 each and sign-ups will be accepted until December 26th on a first come basis. Space is limited to 10 children. Phew. There are still many more activities but, not as much space to tell you about them all. Please see the Mountaintop Lodge Calendar of Events and be sure to join us.
Lodge Calendar of Events Thursday, November 21st 5:30-7:30 PM Chef Don’s Baking Class **Signups required** $22.00 Cranberry Pumpkin Bread Pudding and Baked Apple Dumplings Sunday, November 24th 2:00-4:00 PM Freestyle Book Club Read the book of your choice and come discuss with other book lovers Monday, November 25th 3:00-8:00 PM Sip ‘N Stitch Monday, December 2nd 3:00-8:00 PM Sip ‘N Stitch Friday, December 6th 7:30-9:00 PM Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols Saturday, December 7th 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Paint a Cookie Plate **Signups required** $20.00 for an 8” plate, $25.00 for an 11” plate. Includes plate, paint, glazing and firing. Pick up finished pieces starting December 17th. Monday, December 9th 3:00-8:00 PM Sip ‘N Stitch Thursday, December 12th 7:00 PM Canvas Painting Party **Signups required** $35.00 and you will complete your 16x20 Winter painting that evening. No experience required at all. Saturday, December 14th Noon-5:00 PM Gingerbread Cookie Decorating **Signups required** $8.00 to come and decorate a giant gingerbread man or gingerbread tree. Always a fun time. Monday, December 16th 3:00-8:00 PM Sip ‘N Stitch Friday, December 20th 9:00 PM Christmas Pie Pre-Orders due Saturday, December 21st 3:00-5:00 PM Chef Don’s Baking Class **Signups required** $22.00 This will be a gingerbread house making class Sunday, December 22nd 2:00-3:30 PM Holiday Appetizers with Chef Frank $8.00 Cooking demonstration with some goodies to be enjoyed by all Sunday, December 22nd 5:00-6:30 PM Build a Truffle Tree Friday, December 27th 7:00-9:00 PM Live Music – artist to be determinedSaturday, December 28th 1:00-3:30 PM Kid’s in the Kitchen **Signups required** $20.00 Each kid baker will be making Teddy Bear Bread, Strawberry-Raspberry Jam and Butter Saturday, December 28th 7:00-9:00 PM Teen Open Mic - Hot Cocoa Making Competition Sunday, December 29th 2:00-4:00 PM Freestyle Book Club Sunday, December 29th 5:00-7:00 PM Family Game Night Come challenge each other or another family to a friendly board game match-up. Monday, December 30th 3:00-8:00 PM Sip ‘N Stitch 11
Horizon Plan Update Management and the Committees continue to work on all the details of Phase One of the Horizon Plan that were presented at the Membership Annual Meeting. The process has been long but the Club is close to having the design plan and cost projections completed so that the information can be communicated with the Membership. The next Long Range Planning Meeting will be December 28th where the details will be finalized and then the Membership communication process will begin. A series of coffees /meetings will begin late January/early February where the Members will receive all the details on the construction, financial figures and timeline along with the opportunity to ask questions. Remember – All Projects Are Subject to Approval by the Members. In the meantime below is the Scope of Work for Phase One of the Horizon Plan
Timber Trails Golf Center (Renovation): The Golf Center is one of the iconic images of the Lake Naomi Club. It was originally built as stables for an Equestrian Program in the early 70’s and in 1987 the building was converted to the Golf Pro Shop. The useful life of the building has expired. It was recognized in the Member Survey as an important amenity in their decision to buy property at Lake Naomi – Timber Trails and a significant number of the Members expressed a desire to make improvements. The current Pro Shop is not accessible for many Members, bag storage area is inadequate and the lack of insulation has made both hot and cold days uncomfortable for staff and Members alike. Replace barn section of the building with a new accessible pro shop • View of the approach of #1 tee box and Members exiting #9 green. • Maintain similar square footage as existing Pro Shop. • Provide office space for Golf Pro. Install restrooms on the ground level. Provide an area for ice machine and vending Develop an expanded golf bag and pull cart storage on the ground level. el. Renovate the existing second level into a social area and rainy day practice actice space with simulator. • Replace flooring and paint. • Renovate and paint existing stairwell to the second level. • Install a handicap lift to the second level of the building. Develop an outdoor pavilion for golf events.
Timber Trails Clubhouse (TTCH) (Renovation): The Timber Trails Clubhouse, constructed in the late 1970’s, is a very tired facility and in need of renovation. Members concerns about the current bathroom and café facilities are expressed daily. While the upstairs social space is rented out for Member events the lack of heating/cooling and handicap accessibility has made it implausible for most functions. Renovations to this facility will create additional demand for revenue generating functions and better serve Members using the Timber Trails Pool and Golf Course. Renovate the upper level of the building. • Develop a new entrance, install a handicap lift, making the entire building accessible. • Install restrooms on the upper level. • Design seating area to accommodate medium size events in a “sports bar” type atmosphere. • Replace floor with a cleanable yet aesthetically pleasing surface. • Replace windows, insulate where possible and provide adequate heat and air conditioning. • Expand deck area for additional outdoor seating. Renovate and expand the lower level cafe and restrooms to serve the clubhouse as well as the adjacent pool and tennis facilities. • Expand kitchen area to service both the café operations and possible medium sized events upstairs. • Allow space for installation of walk-in cooler and freezer. • Combine existing locker rooms and bath rooms to make adequate restroom facilities with changing areas. • Move access to restroom away from food service area. • Ensure proper climate control to minimize wet/damp conditions. • Make all surfaces cleanable and aesthetically appropriate for the Club.
If you have questions or suggestions going forward please contact General Manager Robert Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 570-646-9191 ext 112. 12
Lake Naomi Club Q & A Is it true that the Archery Range will be moving inside for the winter months? Yes! Due to the membership’s interest in the development of additional archery programs Lake Naomi Club has decided to move the archery range indoors for winter league shooting. The range will be set up in the multipurpose room on Tuesday nights for the first Lake Naomi Club Adult Winter Archery League. The Adult Winter Archery League will begin January 14, 2014 and continue for 12 weeks. It will provide the opportunity to hone your skills and compete against others and yourself to win prizes and achievement awards. We will also keep our eye open for other opportunities to provide this fun year round activity to our members. Please contact Recreation Manager Braden Meiter at the Logan Steele Community Center with any questions. How many days each year is the Community Center open? Three Hundred and forty – eight. The Community Center is only closed for the two week maintenance period in November, on Thanksgiving Day and on December 24th and 25th. With the exception of those seventeen days, the Community Center is open every day of the year. On days when the Community Center closes at 5:00 PM, what time does the half price ($5.00) guest fee go into effect? 1:00 PM Will the bicycle-pedestrian paths along Route 423, Blockhouse Road and at the entrance to the Community Center be maintained during the winter months? No. The paths are officially closed from November 15th through April 15th of each year. Members can continue to utilize the path at their own risk during this time period. Members can also utilize the path at their own risk for cross country skiing.
Members’ News Kathy & Barry Trachtenberg welcome new grandson Benjamin Max Altvater born 10/21/13 joining brothers Noah & Jonah.