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NOVEMBER 2012

NEWSLETTER


Board of Governors

General Information

President, C.Robert Foy

Main Line: 617-773-9300

Vice-President, Sean Galvin

Members Line: 617-773-5025

Secretary, Richard Meade

Fax: 617-773-5817

Treasurer, James Egan

Email: martin@ncquincy.com

General Counsel, Robert Sheffield

Address: 27 Glendale Road, Quincy, MA 02169

Immediate Past President, F. Michael McNally GOVERNORS Terms expiring 2013 Barbara Nestor Bart Boncaldo Paul O’Sullivan Fred Walsh Barbara Le Bel Terms Expiring 2014 Gail Bell Jane Howe Kevin Mantville Gregory Seymourian Arthur Foley Terms expiring 2015 Larry Babb Robert Martell Martin Joyce Carol McClintock Ellen McWade HOUSE COMMITTEE Sean Galvin, Chairperson RECIPROCITY COMMITTEE Vincent Santosuosso, Jr., Chairperson BOWLING COMMITTEE DeDe Dalton-Martell, Chairpserson CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE Larry Babb & Deanna Seymoruian, Co-Chairs ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE Fran Foy & Barbara Le Bel, Co-Chairs MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Alice Welch, Chairperson 2 • NOVEMBER 2012 • NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB NEWS

DRESS CODE Ladies: Appropriate dress is necessary for lunch and dinner. Gentlemen: Lunch: Business Casual Dinner: Jacket and collared shirt or jacket and mock turtleneck. Tie is optional. DINING ROOM HOURS Lunch: Tues. - Fri., Noon - 2:00pm Dinner: Tues. - Sat., 6:00pm - 9:00pm Closed on Mondays RESERVATIONS Reservations for lunch and dinner are required. Reservations for lunch must be made by 10:30am and by 3:30pm for dinner. We need to have your reservations prior to these times in order to adequately staff the dining room. NEWSLETTER STAFF Larry Babb & Deanna Seymourian Co-Editors Ann Collins, Barbara LeBel, Susan Egan, Eileen McDonnell, Shyla Settles and all club members Contributors Maura Wilson Graphic Designer


President’s Letter

Message from The General Manager

Dear Fellow Members,

To all of our Members,

Thank you to each of you who attended the presentation of the ”Centennial Program” October 5th. We must upgrade our facility, improve our function revenues and increase our membership.

November has just begun, and the Club is already in full swing with planning weddings and Holiday events. This is always an exciting and busy time at the Club. Members wishing to hold a Holiday event should contact the office quickly, as our rooms are booking up rapidly.

Please join me November 20th, for a cocktail party from 6:30 to 7:30, cash bar, to welcome members of the Milton Hoosic Club, who are eligible to dine with us, starting November 1st. Hoosic President Gene Ferris and I, hope for a continuing close relationship with each other’s clubs creating a positive association for each organization. Make sure you check the entertainment schedule and reserve early for the wonderful events our entertainment committee has planned for the coming holiday season. Your participation is important. Remember our “Night of Thanks” November 9th, honoring our veterans. Last year we entertained over 200 guests, so don’t be left out and bring your checkbook. All funds raised will be donated to the Francis House for wounded veteran’s families. I would like to request that each of us to try to bring one new member into the Club. Our membership count is important to our operational revenue and ultimately to our ability to maintain our prices and membership costs. Lunch and dinner at the Neighborhood Club is one of the best dining deals in the area. Help your friends and family members make the decision to join. A tree has been planted in the island at the entrance to the parking lot, sponsored by the Rotary and our Club to remember Tricia, our recently passed staff member. It is a wonderful reminder of her vibrant personality and her long service.

Joel has created a special lounge menu for members wishing to stop in after work for cocktails and appetizers with friends. We encourage members to use the lounge for cocktails. Members are always welcome in the lounge for cocktails. There is no obligation to stay for dinner. I would also like to remind our members about the Night of Thanks & Giving to be held on Friday, November 9th. Please come and honor our Veterans. Information on the evening is included in the newsletter. We would appreciate any donations and raffle items for the event. If you would like to donate, please call the office. Members who wish to attend the event should make reservations early as this event will sell out. Because of the nature of the event, no late reservations can be accepted due to space limitations. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Club. Best Wishes,

Marty

Yours truly, C. Robert Foy President NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB NEWS • NOVEMBER 2012 • 3


Committee Reports DAY TIME BOWLING

Morning bowling is scheduled for every Thursday morning except for the Movie Night days. Come a little early for coffee and bowl until lunch. Drop-ins are welcome any time, but please call for reservations if you are staying for lunch. For more info call Maureen Berggren 617-773-4080.

and staff. We will be getting started on the Monday following Thanksgiving. Please give the club a call if you would like to join us for a day of fun, creative ideas and a feeling of satisfaction when you see the final results. AND - Plenty of pizza for lunch!! Saturday, December 1st Christmas Social Our Christmas Social Event will be enjoyable to all. Put a table together with friends, family, members.Cappy on the piano for cocktails and Tom Pittman and Linda for your dancing pleasure. Watch for the flyer for menu and price.

MIXED EVENING BOWLING

The Bowling Season is well underway. Both the bowlers and the alleys are faring well. Lorraine Coakley and Susan Egan have set the pace for the women with scores of 104 and 100. Jim Egan and Wally Peters lead the pack with scores of 101 and 99. Teams 3 and 6 are tied for the lead. As the leaves turn color and flutter, the bowlers aim to stay out of the gutter. REMINDER TO ALL BOWLERS

PROPER DRESS IS STILL REQUIRED FOR DINING AFTER BOWLING. Jeans, bowling shoes or sneakers are never allowed. Take a quick moment to change before you come upstairs. Thank you for adhering to our dress code. ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE

Please be sure to mark your calendars for all of the new Fall and Winter events: Friday, November 9th Night of Thanks Honoring our vets, both past and present. Raffles and drawings are part of the fun filled night. Proceeds will be donated to a local VA Administration. Enjoy a traditional Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings.

Sunday, December 9th 11:00am - 2:00pm Santa’s Coming to The Neighborhood Club Breakfast with Santa for children of all ages. Come and enjoy the fabulous breakfast that Marty and Joel will serve, while you await the arrival of Santa Claus. Face painting and activities for all the children.

Monday, November 26th Get Ready for the Holidays! Decorating the Club for the Holidays has always been a fun experience for the entertainment committee along with volunteers from membership 4 • NOVEMBER 2012 • NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB NEWS

Monday, December 31st New Year’s Eve Celebration Gather all of your friends and ring in the New Year, at the Neighborhood Club. Candlelight dinner for your party no matter how big or small. Music with the Joe Contrino Jazz Trio in the Living Room following your dinner. Enjoy the cozy fire and holiday elegance while you wait for the arrival of 2013.


Funny... Delightful... Entertaining Things happened in the Dark at our October opening of

Mystery Movie Night The Dark was full of laughter, music, romance and, yes, the audience came out singing “Drink! Drink! Drink!” but still, none of us sounded like Mario Lanza, “The Student Prince”. The food Joel served was truly in keeping with the theme of the movie. You can enjoy another evening in the Dark by joining us at our November “Mystery Movie Night”, when we will present_____________________starring_________________. You really didn’t think we were going to tell you the name of the movie, but a clue is: Bridges, Japan, Pride and a great experience to share with friends.

Mystery Movie Night Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 Time: 5:30 cocktails, 6:30 dinner, 7:30 movie Cost: $23.00 dinner, dessert, movie and popcorn We entertain you in the dark... We keep you in the dark...... We are the keepers of the DARK. You can have so much fun In

The Dark!!!

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Committee Reports

Veterans Day

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE PAST AND PRESENT

Q. How do I sponsor my friends for membership? A.We are pleased that you wish to sponsor your friends so that they may also experience the benefits of membership in the Neighborhood Club. Those who have been members in good standing for at least one year are eligible to sponsor new members. Applications for prospective members may be obtained in the Management Office or may be mailed directly to the applicant or sponsor. An inviting letter and instructions for filling out the application are included. The completed applications and letters of recommendation from each of two sponsors (not of the same family) are then to be returned to the Management Office. Applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee for completeness. Names of applicants and their sponsors are posted (near Members’ entrance) for a minimum of one week. The names of applicants are then presented to the Board of Governors for a vote of approval. We look forward to welcoming your friends. Q. Are applicants required to be residents of Quincy? A. No. There is no residency requirement for membership. Members reside in other communities throughout the area and beyond. “Quincy Neighborhood” indicates where our premier Club building is located. Q. Will there be a “no initiation fee month” membership drive this fall? A. There will not be a free initiation month this fall. However, there are exciting new membership opportunities associated with the Club’s centennial program. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR RETURNING THE EMAIL ADDRESS REQUEST THAT IS BEING MAILED WITH YOUR MONTHLY BILLING.

We know there are many more of you and your children who have served in the military and, whether listed or not, we wish to thank all for the sacrifices made. We would love to add you to our list. Please let the office know. William Loughlin Rita Loughlin John Annarelli Charles Chittick Ann Collins James Egan Tim Egan son of Susan and Jim Egan John Farmer Art Foley Don Murray Dr. William Frates Roger Hame Richard Howe Nick Pepe John Ricciuti Peter Swett Steve Wessling Fred Walsh Dr. Donald Tardiff Capt. William Sheridan Don Hussey Greg Hussey son of Don and Brenda Hussey Arthur Sharp Patrick McGovern son of Marty and Paula McGovern Patrick Tierney son of Michelle and Paul Tierney

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

Night of Thanks and Giving Cocktails: 6:00pm • Dinner: 7:30pm Master of ceremonies: Sheriff Michael Bellotti and Daniel J. Flynn Meal will be a traditional Turkey Dinner

RSVP by November 2 The Neighborhood Club of Quincy is again hosting the annual “Night of Thanks and Giving”. This year it will be held on November 9th. The evening is a tribute to all veterans past and present that have served our Country. If you haven’t attended in the past, please come. It is wonderful event for a great cause. The evening includes dinner, and an auction. There will be a silent auction, raffles, and several “live” auctions…a little something for everyone. We are asking for your donations of items for the auction. Any items, gift certificates, tickets to sporting events, merchandise, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Each year the proceeds of the event are donated to a Veteran’s organization. This year all proceeds will be donated to the Fisher House Boston. Fisher House is a national organization that donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time. There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. The Fisher House program

serves more than 10,000 families each year. There is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House. Fisher House Boston is the 46th Fisher House in the Fisher House Foundation and is located in West Roxbury, MA. www.FisherHouse.org. If you would like to donate a prize or if you have questions about the event, please contact me at 617773-9300 or nightofthanksandgiving@yahoo.com. Information about ticket purchases will be sent out separately, they are $35 all inclusive. We thank you for your support. Please send or drop off donations to: Night of Thanks and Giving c/o Marty or Wendy Please bring the following items for us to help fill care packages for our troops: travel-size toiletries, hand soap, deodorant, lip balm, toothpaste/brush, razors, shaving gel, foot powder, antibacterial wipes, nail clippers, files, leisure clothing (no logos), sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, white athletic socks. paperback books, *pre-paid phone cards* special request: cigars


Christmas Dinner Social

Saturday, December 1 • 6:30pm Please join us this year for our annual Christmas Dinner Social. This is a wonderful occasion to get together with your friends and family to celebrate the coming of the Holiday Season. It is an evening that you will all want to experience. The Club is decorated beautifully with the help of so many of our members and staff. Relax in front a cozy fire with a holiday cocktail and a wonderful variety of passed hor’s de houvres. Dinner will be served in the Ballroom with a choice of menu that will please the palate. Make your reservations early and join us for the Holiday festivities.

Menu selection must be made at time of reservation. Choice of: Prime Rib of Beef or Shrimp & Chicken DiJoinaise All dinners include: Salad Green and White Asparagus Creamy Twice Baked Potatoes Holiday Dessert

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Music provided by Tom Pittman and Linda

$65.00 ALL INCLUSIVE


New Year’s Eve Candlelight Dinner Monday, December 31 6:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner Reservations The “New Year’s Menu” features a complimentary champagne cocktail and your choice from Joel’s special entrées. Tables of two to ten or more. Cappy serenades you and your guests during cocktails and dinner. After dinner we revive an old tradition; drinks served in the Living Room with music and dancing until 12:30 to the sounds of the Joe Contrino Jazz Trio Reservatons by December 26th Please have your choice of entrée at the time of reservation.


Announcements & Members’ Notes NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

George Caledonia DeDe Dalton-Martell Gregory Seymourian Fran Foy Ruth Caruso Patricia Reggiannini Kathleen Connor Barry Hannon Janis Hansen Jeffrey Kunz Daniel Myers Harry McDermott

NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MILESTONES

Belated October Birthday Wishes to Former President, James Egan Patricia Gallahue

5 Year Anniversary Richard and Jane Howe John and Gloria O’Brien Kerry and Ellen McWade Terry Whitten 10 Year Anniversary Chet Curtis

15 Year Anniversary Arthur and Carole Connelly Pearl Dalton 20 Year Anniversary John and Judy Farmer Richard and Joy Cox 35 Year Anniversary Richard and Alice Welch

Please let us know of any birthdays so that we may give you the proper recognition CONDOLENCES

The family of Wally Peters and the family of Loretta McTiernan on the passing of their mother. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

President and Mrs. Bob Foy (Fran) Diane and George Caledonia Bobbi and Paul Leary Jack and Rosemary McKinnon Gregory and Deanna Seymourian

75 Year Anniversary Ann Collins

CONGRATULATIONS

Bob and Barbara Caruso who have just become great grandparents to a baby boy. Mason Anthony Marino, born Sept 12 , 2012 7 lbs, 8oz. Dad is stationed in Japan.

Please submit newsworthy notes to office or Deanna at DSeymourian@comcast.net. 10 • NOVEMBER 2012 • NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB NEWS

If you see this man, do not call him John Lynch. He is still John Gallagher.


Announcements & Members’ Notes SAVE THE DATE

Night of Thanks — Friday, November 9 Christmas Social — Saturday, December 1 Breakfast with Santa — Sunday, December 9 New Years Eve Dinner Dance — December 31 GET WELL WISHES

Mary Sheffield is nicely recovering from knee surgery. We look forward to seeing her back before she gets back on the gold course. CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of Quincy College. WELCOME BACK

The Caledonia’s and Leary’s are just back from a fabulous trip to Croatia and surrounding countries. I am sure they can be convinced to showed any number of photos they must have taken. THANK YOU NOTES

An anonymous donor has donated a beautiful oriental rug to the Club. The Club would be interested in any useable Oriental carpet. Please contact office for any possible donations. A warm thank you from our own Linda, for all the cards, letters and flowers on the occasion of her surgery last month. It was greatly appreciated. She is back as good as new making sure everything runs smoothly! STAFF CHRISTMAS GIFTS

It has been the Club’s policy to give the staff a Christmas gift from the members for all of their hard work and dedication. This year, members will be billed in November for these gifts in the amount of $13 per B member and $25 per A member. If this gift presents a hardship for any members please let the office know. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the Club.

BOOK CLUB I

Our book club choice discussed at our October meeting was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. What a suspenseful read, darkly chilling right to the end. Thanks, Maryellen. This month we are reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L Stedman taking us back to the early 20th Century. BOOK CLUB II

October Book Club met on the 16th at the Club beginning with a gracious lunch. Rachael Bartley lead the discussion Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, for this exciting and fast moving book. The next meeting will be on November 27th, change due the Thanksgiving holiday and December will remain on schedule on December 18. November’s book will be The Language of Flowers by Vanessa s Diffenbaugh. The Washington Post calls this an original and brilliant first novel. “Diffenbaugh has united her fascination with the language of flowers—a long-forgotten and mysterious way of communication— with her firsthand knowledge of the travails of the fostercare system…This novel is both enchanting and cruel, full of beauty and anger. Diffenbaugh is a talented writer and a mesmerizing storyteller.” December’s book is Sandcastle Girls, by Chris Bohjalian, a book of fiction based on history. “Bohjalian deftly weaves the many threads of this story back and forth from past to present, from abuse to humanity, from devastation to redemption. His ability to add irony and wit makes the contrasting horrors even more intense. . . . Staggering and utterly riveting . . .A valuable and powerful piece of evidence pointing to the undeniable.” states The Washington Post. Optional reading suggested by Ardis Porter was The President’s Club by Nancy Jibbs and Michael Duffy or The Immortal Life of Harriett Lacks, by Rebecca Sklout. BRIDGE

Members were treated to 8 sessions of intensive training. Please call Brenda Hussey for details on possibilities of future sessions.

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Announcements & Members’ Notes WELCOME HOOSIC CLUB MEMBERS

We are pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Sharing Agreement with the Milton Hoosic Club which will allow access to each other’s Club’s amenities. Hoosic members will be able to dine at the Neighborhood Club effective November 1, 2012 until the 2013 spring opening of the Hoosic restaurant.

CELEBRATIONS AT THE CLUB

Harry Lyons, long-time dear friend of member Jack Curley, recently celebrated his 90th birthday at the Club. 21 years ago he and his wife Joan were married here. He is already making plans to celebrate his 100th birthday.

Neighborhood Club members will be able to golf eight times per year at the Hoosic Club. Complete rules and regulations will be posted on each Club’s bulletin board and available at office. Please join us to welcome Hoosic members on November 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Welcome to Hoosic Club Members Cocktail Party

WELCOME NEW BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Bob Martel, Ellen McWade, Larry Babb, Carol McClintock and Marty Joyce

NCQ DRINK OF THE MONTH

Gingerbread Martini Try this warm and fuzzy cocktail. A little Bailey’s, a little Kahlua, a little Vodka... Ask your server!

TUES. NOV. 20 6:30 TO 7:30 PM CASH BAR & HORS D’OEUVRES

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Improvements Around the Neighborhood Club of Quincy The family of our beloved waitress, Trisha, wishes to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy on her untimely death. Anyone wishing to donate to her children’s fund, please send your gift to: Patricia Lydon Children’s Fund Eastern Bank 1906 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Ma 02124 Quincy Rotary has donated a tree which the staff has planted at the entrance of the Club in Trisha’s memory so that her spirit will always be with us.

Next time you ride in front of the Club, be sure to take notice of the new American Flag supplied by Marty and the brand new Club sign which as made possible by the generosity of members, Sandy and Jeff Kunz, Claire and Michael McNally and Phyllis Godwin. These will now be highlighted, along with the front of the building, by the talents and generosity of member, Fran White, who was kind enough to provide the lighting for both flag and sign, along with new lights for the front of the building. Many thank to these members. NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB NEWS • NOVEMBER 2012 • 13


Historical and Neighborhood Club of QuincyOrnaments

For the past few years, the Neighborhood Club of Quincy has offered Christmas ornaments with hand painted depictions of the Club as well as Quincy and Milton historic sites. Deanna Seymourian organized this project with the understanding that the profit from sales will go to the Centennial Committee. This year we commissioned additional Neighborhood Club ornaments as well as famous H.H. Richardson designed Thomas Crane Library, the Adams Mansion, the Birthplaces of John and John Quincy Adams, and the Baker Chocolate Factory. If you have an interest in purchasing one or more of these ornaments please fill in the form below and send it to the Club. The cost of each ornament is just $20.00. This year we are also offering a special afghan highlighting historic locations around the city of Quincy or Braintree.

Name: _________________________________________ Ornaments: Neighborhood Club Cream

quantity _____ x $20.00

Neighborhood Club Gold

quantity _____ x $20.00

Adams Mansion Cream

quantity _____ x $20.00

Adams Birthplaces Gold

quantity _____ x $20.00

Thomas Crane Library Gold

quantity _____ x $20.00

Quincy Afghan:

quantity _____ x $59.90

Braintree Afghan:

quantity _____ x $59.90

Total amount included:_____________

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Breakfast With Santa Santa will be coming to the Neighborhood Club for a wonderful afternoon full of fun. Join us for a scrumptious breakfast, gifts from Santa, face painting, bowling for the older siblings, and activities for all of the children.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Adults ~ $16 Children 6 – 12 ~ $10 Children 5 & under ~ no charge Plus tax and gratuity

If desired, please provide a wrapped $10. gift for siblings older than 9 years. It is essential when returning the Children’s Christmas Party Cards that the office knows the number of children who will be receiving a gift from Santa, siblings 10-12 years, and the number of adults that are attending.

The following children and adults will be attending the Breakfast With Santa: Number of 13 yrs - Adults attending: _______ Number of 10 yrs - 12 yrs attending: ________ Please state whether the 9 year or under child is a child or grandchild

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Calendar of Event - November 2012 SUN.

MON.

TUES.

WED.

THURS. 1

FRI.

SAT.

2

3

9

10

A.M. BOWLING

4

5

6

Club Closed

Club Closed

11

12

Club Closed

Club Closed

18

19

Club Closed

Club Closed

7

8

3 vs. 5 1 vs. 8

13

9 vs. 10 2 vs. 6

14 2 vs. 10 4 vs. 7

20

A.M. BOWLING

15 6 vs. 5 1 vs. 9

21 HOUSE COMMITTEE

NIGHT OF THANKS AND GIVING

16

17

23

24

MOVIE NIGHT

22 THANKSGIVING

WELCOME HOOSIC CLUB MEMBERS PARTY 25 Club Closed

26 CHRISTMAS DECORATING

27

28 5 vs. 8 2 vs. 4

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

29 A.M. BOWLING

30 3 vs. 7 9 vs. 10

Neighborhood Club of Quincy - November Newsletter  

Neighborhood Club of Quincy - November Newsletter

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