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President’s Points by Bill Heidel The last weekend of August was a very busy time at our club. On the 26th Ivan Lendl joined Ken Doyle, Mark Mitchell and yours truly for an afternoon of golf. Somehow, yet to be determined, Ivan and I lost to Ken and Mark. Wait ‘til next year!

Table of Contents

1

President’s Points

2 From Jackie Morr, C.O.O.

3 Golf News

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Tennis & Paddle News

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Kitchen News

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Event Recaps

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Upcoming Club Events

After our match Ivan got serious and, teamed with our Pro, Jim Whiting in a doubles match with two highly ranked younger players, Tyler Gibson and Matt Urbanetti. The quality of the tennis was excellent as the two older guys emerged victorious for the second straight year. Following the match, Ivan chatted with the tennis deck crowd, signed autographs and conducted a Q&A session for about forty five minutes. Thanks to his strong, personal relationship with Ken, Ivan’s generosity has helped feature and promote our first-rate tennis facility. He also said he’d be back next year. Thank you, Ivan. Patriot Golf Day, Hop Meadow’s chosen charity was scheduled on the following Saturday, August 27. Proceeds from this event go to The Folds of Honor Foundation which provides post secondary school financial assistance to children and spouses of fallen or seriously injured military personnel. This year, our third year supporting this most worthwhile charity, we raised $42,000. Last year our total gifted amount was $18,000. Maureen Jessen and Jill Lautensack headed the committee and due to their leadership we increased our total by 133%. Fantastic job ladies! As a result of the generosity of the Hop Meadow members and guests, my guess is that we will rank close to the top nationally in private country club contributions. Doesn’t that make you proud to be a member of such a fine club? Jackie Morr, COO, Jim Roberts, Treasurer and I met with our key contacts at McLean recently for a mid-year review. We had a positive meeting and I believe we all share the belief that the club is holding it’s own in these trying economic times. We are fortunate to enjoy such a strong relationship. Don’t forget to buy your brick(s). This is a great opportunity to leave your mark as a contributing member in our 50th year. The fall season always delivers wonderful weather for golf and tennis. Round up your friends and associates and bring them out to your club for a game. Bill Heidel, President

Save the Dates: 12/11 – Brunch with Santa 11/4 and 11/25 – Parents Night Out

12/17 – Holiday Gala

11/30 – Ladies Holiday Boutique

12/17 – Annual Stag Luncheon

12/10 – Little Chef ’s Gingerbread Making Class

12/23 – Last day ala carte dining for 2011

This Issue of Hopline is dedicated in loving memory of our friend, John F. Keane (Hop Meadow Member 1986 - 2011) 1


HOPLINE

From Jackie Morr, C.O.O. Dear Members,

M a n ag e m e n t T e a m We hope you found plenty of time to enjoy your Club with your family and

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Jackie Morr 860-658-7623 x234 jmorr@hopmeadowcc.net

friends this summer. It is sad to see summer end but as the cool weather rolls in there are other activities and traditions to look forward to. October is a busy month packed with many fun events for every member of the fam-

HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL Jason Waters 860-651-0686 Jwaters@hopmeadowcc.net

ily. The traditional Family Halloween party is scheduled for October 29th and this year we have added a “Hay Ride” for the children. The Activities Committee has added a couple of new events not to be missed ~ the Autumn

DIR. OF GOLF INSTRUCTION Ken Doyle 860-658-7623 x225

Blue Jean Picnic on October 22nd and the Adult costume party on October 28th. Please mark your

GROUNDS SUPERINTENDENT Erick Holm 860-658-0720

as details, www.hopmeadowcc.net.

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL Jim Whiting 860-651-2905 Jwhiting1958@yahoo.com EXECUTIVE CHEF Aaron Theriault 860-658-7623 x228 kitchen@hopmeadowcc.net CATERING DIRECTOR Beth Georger 860-658-7623 x230 bgeorger@hopmeadowcc.net MEMBERSHIP Susan O. Baughman susan@hopmeadowcc.net 860-651-0499 OFFICE MANAGER Angela Mierzejewski 860-651-0499 angela@hopmeadowcc.net

calendar for our annual Holiday Gala scheduled for December 17th. We hope you can attend many of the upcoming events and please remember to check the Club website for a complete listing as well

Our membership campaign was successful this year and I am pleased to report that we have 24 new families who are now part of the Hop Meadow community. We also had 9 families upgrade to golf memberships as part of the campaign incentive offering $0 initiation fee for the first 50 golf families in recognition of the Club’s 50th Anniversary. Our “New member reception” will be held on October 14th and I hope to see many of our newer members at this special event held in your honor. This is also the time of year that we begin developing our budget for the New Year and reviewing our secured events for 2012. We thank our loyal partners who have chosen Hop Meadow year after year for their special events such as the Rotary, McLean, NWN, Peter Bakker Agency, the Boy Scouts, Simsbury Bank and The Hartford to name just a few. I also want to acknowledge and thank some of our new 2011 partners such as CHR brought to us by fellow members David Reid and Phil Rockwell, Oak Hill Institute for the Blind golf outing brought to us by Bob Ellis and Alstom Power company. Our members are responsible for bringing us 93% of our event business and we thank all of you for the referrals and bookings. As we continue to grow back and build up our membership levels it is imperative that the Club has a comprehensive calendar of events so we can utilize our expansive beautiful event space to generate revenue.

Please think of your Club when speaking to friends, family or colleagues as a

place to host a special event or golf outing.

RESTAURANT MANAGER Danielle Hermanowski 860-658-7623 ext. 236 dhermanowski@hopmeadowcc.net

I would also like to acknowledge and thank the entire Hop Staff team for their commitment and hard

TO REACH US: Hop Meadow Country Club 85 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070 www.hopmeadowcc.net

and its time to move on. Our department heads did a great job taking care of our members and man-

Clubhouse Front Desk Reservations The Golf Pro Shop The Tennis Pro Shop Business Office

860-658-7623 860-658-7623 860-651-0686 860-651-2905 860-651-0499

work this season. We go from 20 off season employees to upwards of 150 seasonal employees. Many of our young people come back to Hop summer after summer until they eventually graduate from college aging their staff this season. We continue to focus on member satisfaction and always appreciate your input for ways to improve your Club. We are here for you and it is our job to make all of you happy! My best, Jackie Morr

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Golf News

and good

Jason Waters, PGA It’s amazing how fast a golf season can go.

It seems like

just yesterday we were getting ready for Opening Day’s and as

Divine Nine Ladies Golf Luncheon

I write this, we are in the process for planning our Closing Day’s.

judgment just as you would with a car. As a reminder, the club has

I want to thank all of you who have been active members of the

a policy where you must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid

tournament programs for the course of year. Without your support,

driver’s license to drive a cart at Hop Meadow. Please assist us in

the tournaments wouldn’t exist.

preventing accidents and injury by using caution and following club policy.

Many of us think golf comes to an end after Closing Day’s. That simply is not the case. There are many good days of golf in October

This is the time of year where planning for 2012 is beginning. I

and beyond. Just because we don’t have scheduled events doesn’t

encourage all who have ideas or suggestions to please let us know. We

mean golf stops.

want every year to be better than before and with the help and input from our members, it helps make that possible.

In the fall the days do get shorter and the mornings are colder. Please keep in mind the potential for frost delays and the hours for the range

Lastly, I want to thank all of those who were kind enough to donate

closing. We will keep the range open as long as the weather allows.

and/or play in the Patriot Golf Day. This year, our efforts were

Nights, the range closes when the last golfer comes in off the course,

tremendous. We were able to donate $42,500 to the Folds of Honor.

with the exception of Sunday’s where it will close at specific times.

This really shows the power of giving and what this will accomplish

Please keep a look on the golf e-mails for specific closing times.

for a child who needs help. It is truly an amazing cause and one I am so happy to be a part of with all of you. Thank you for the support

I want to take a minute and talk about safety. Golf Carts cause the

and plan to play in Patriot Day 2012.

most accidents on golf courses throughout the country and we are not immune to our share. These vehicles are essentially cars. They can cause just as much injury. When taking a golf cart, please use caution

Retail Corner I want to thank all of you who have been so supportive of the shop in 2011. We have a “Partner’s Program” which many of you participated in. As a reminder, the credit from the program runs out December 24th. If you haven’t used up your credit, please try to accomplish this by the end of the year. We will be sending out letters to members who have credit in the “Partner’s Program” as well as those who have credit in the regular credit book. For those who have regular credit, we do not require you to use up your credit, but we ask you try if at all possible. 3

Board Appoints Peter Zummo to Greens Chairman The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Peter Zummo to the Board and his appointment as Greens Chairman of the Club. Peter will fill the remainder of the term vacated by Mark Sandler. Peter and his wife Karen have been members of Hop Meadow for 20 years joining in 1991. They have three grown children: Matt, Anne and Lynne.

Peter has

previously served on the Board of Directors for 8 years. Peter is currently the Sr. VP at Diversified Investment Advisors. We welcome Peter to the Board.


Ken’s Korner Wow, what a Golf Season!!!! Mother nature did her thing to make it very interesting. Erick and his crew did an unbelievable job in keeping the course in great shape. On behalf of the members and all the staff, thank you. Don’t put your clubs away yet. October is generally the best month for golf. Please sign up early for the Dom Cup which will be held on Sunday, October 16th. This is a 9:30am shotgun and a wonderful event to participate in. The entry fee is easy…. an unwrapped toy for Dom’s favorite charity “Toys for Tots’ followed by an afternoon pizza party in the Main Dining Room with an end of the season slideshow highlighting all our Hop Meadow Champions. All are invited to attend and the party begins at 1:30pm I have the following Ken Cup dates in October: the 1st at 12:00pm, 14th at 12:00pm, 21st at 12:00pm and the 23rd at 9:00 am. Call me at 860-836-9759 to sign up and play. This is also the time to assess your season. What were your strengths and weaknesses? The upcoming months are the time to work on your weaknesses. Let me help you turn those weak links into strengths.

We would like to share with you the newest member of the Doyle’s family ~ Ken and Sharon’s first grandchild born September 6, 2011. Her name is Evelyn and she is also the first grandchild to member Mary LaDuca. Welcome Miss Evelyn and Congratulations to the Doyle and LaDuca family.

Greens Report – Erick Holm Hurricane Irene & More When compared to last summer, this summer’s weather has been quite different. June was a wet one, July, believe it or not, (on average) was hotter than last year and fortunately, August seemed to be (unusually) normal. On August 28th, Hurricane Irene dumped 7.5 inches of rain on us. The course withstood her force quite well with only minor damage, much like that of a thunder storm. Since Irene, it seems we have had more rain than sun. In this situation much of the course does not drain well enough to provide consistent playability. Many of the routine mowing tasks have to be altered along with shifting labor to clean up cart paths, walk paths and bunkers. Thankfully, when the heavy weather does hit, Hop Meadow seems to stay relatively intact when compared to some of the neighboring golf courses throughout the Northeast and rarely do we have to close the golf course. In the case of the new golf course bridges, the investigative work, thorough planning and quality construction has certainly paid off. All are in tact and have withstood Mother Nature’s elements so far. 4


2011 Labor Day Parent Child Tournament

Tennis News

having already found slots to continue playing

Jim Whiting

throughout the indoor season at Simsmore,

Ivan Lendl, Tennis Legend

which bodes well for the club going forward. Tennis at Hop Meadow concluded the 2011

Labor Day weekend the Parent/Child Tennis

season with the return of Ivan Lendl for an

event was well attended as parents took the court

exhibition which was so well received by both

and I wish to thank everyone who participated

members and guests alike. The event capped what

in any capacity at Hop Meadow this year. It has

was for me the best season we’ve had in many

been a pleasure.

years. Participation in lessons, clinics and general play were up quite a bit, and our newer members

Swing easy,

have taken up tennis with a passion with many

Jim

Paddle News November 4th – Opening Paddle Day Happy Hour Join us down at the Paddle Hut beginning at 4:30pm for some complimentary wine, beer & appetizers to toast the Paddle Season! November 5th - Paddle for “Newbies” Introduction to Paddle | Noon to 2pm . Stay tune for all upcoming paddle events for the 2011-2012 season. If you have interest in the club Paddle Program please contact Susan Baughman at 860-658-7623 x257 or email susan@hopmeadowcc.net

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Jim Whiting, HMCC Tennis Pro


Kitchen News, Chef Ric “Summertime, summertime, sum-sum summer time….”-The Jamie’s Wow! What a summer! Celebrating 50 years of Hop Meadow Happenings sure can take a lot out of a guy. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Hopmeadow hosted 206 events including In-House Member functions and sponsored guest events. Add in Prime Rib Night, Sushi Night, our retro $4.95 steak night, Little Chef ’s culinary camp, Cooking with Chef Aaron and the myriad of other in house activities, it’s no wonder that some of our staff looks ready to Fall over…. Hmmm, I wonder if that’s where the name comes from? Add 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper to the flour, coat the stew beef in this As Summer winds to a close, and Fall begins to show up in hints of

mixture.

red and yellow across the fairway, our bodies begin to crave heartier

Add cooking oil to a medium hot pan and toss in coated beef

meals and stronger flavors. There is nothing as satisfying as a hearty

(gently…)

beef stew to cap off a cool autumn day, so I thought I’d share a recipe

Lightly brown the beef then add the red wine, stirring often. Once the

passed down from my Grandmother for one of my favorite Fall dishes.

wine begins to boil, remove from heat and add to crock pot or deep

This recipe is easiest when done in a crock pot (just set it and forget

casserole dish. Don’t forget to scrape any of the chunks and “burnt

it until dinner) but can also be done in a covered deep casserole dish

bits” off the bottom of the pan. I like to add just a little water to the

and slow oven)

bottom of the pan to get all the goodness out…

Gr a n d m a’ s B e e f S t e w

Toss everything else into your cooking vessel, cover the contents with water, put the cover on and begin cooking! I use medium heat with an

1lb stew beef

8 hr cooking time in my crock pot or a 250 degree oven for 4-6 hrs.

1 cup flour

You can add a little more salt and pepper to taste at this time if desired.

1 tsp salt

When you are ready to eat, remove the herbs, being careful to get all

2 tsp pepper

the bay leaves, and serve with some crusty bread for a healthy, hearty

1 turnip (peeled and chopped into chunks)

meal that’s sure to please! Enjoy!! Chef Ric

2 parsnips (peeled and chopped into chunks) 2 carrots (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 lg sweet potato (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 celery stalk (leaves on) (roughly chopped) 1 lg onion (peeled and diced) Small bunch of parsley

Clubhouse Hours of Operation October Restaurant Hours Lunch ~ Wednesday thru Sunday 11:30-2:30pm Dinner ~ Wednesday thru Saturday 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Small bunch sage Two or three stems of Rosemary 3 bay leaves 5 cloves of garlic

November & December Lunch ~ Thursday thru Saturday 11:30-2:30pm Dinner ~ Wednesday thru Saturday 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Additional salt and pepper to taste 2 tbs cooking oil 1 cup red wine Water

Reminder Wednesday Wine Nights Thursday Prime Rib Nights

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Bar News by Tyler Miller Fall is a season that has the word “beer” written all over it. Cool nights unleash the craving for hearty beers, whose colors mirror those of the turning leaves. Fall brews are more flavorful and more substantial than summer’s bright quenchers. Colors get deeper and flavors get toastier as the tastes of the harvest table call out for malty partners. It doesn’t take much to trade up to luxury in the beer world, so why not live a little? Check out one of these world-class brews next time you’re hanging out in the pub or grille. From seasonal specialties to solid stand-bys, from innovative American craft brews to international ambassadors of style, autumn’s finest offerings await. Keep an eye out for: Dogfish Head “Indian Brown Ale”, Harpoon Pumkin, Thomas Hooker Oktoberfest, Otter Creek Black IPA, Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

On a fall September morning we had 11 little Chef ’s take their places around the table in the Hop Meadow kitchen to learn how to make Tootsie Rolls and Peppermint Chocolate Bark. Chef Ric was

As summer draws to a close, my feelings are bittersweet. As in years past, I’ve begun to reflect on all that I’ve done for the past few months, all of the fresh produce that I’ve had on the dinner table and of course, all of the delightful, refreshing wine that I’ve consumed. I always have a hard time parting with the summer, yet my sentiments are sweetened by the prospect of a new season and all that it holds in store.

NEW HOMEMADE SOUPS to go... Available to pickup Thursday - Saturday Quart (serves 4 - $12) or the Gallon (Serves 8 - $20) •

Country Chicken & Wild Rice

Sherried Mushroom Bisque

Seafood Chowder

Creamy Asparagus & Brie

Classic Beef Barley

Butternut & Apple Bisque

Order via email at the Frontdesk@HopMeadowCC.net or call (860) 658-7623 Don’t forget I’ll be opening the pub Monday nights in November for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!! Join me and the paddle guys for some pizza, wings, beer and FOOTBALL!!

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Little Chef’s Cooking Class

the genius behind the candy idea to all of their delight! Aprons and hats were put on, hands washed and ingredients mixed together to create some fabulous yummy treats. Thanks for all the Little Chef ’s in attendance and don’t forget the 2nd Little Chef ’s Gingerbread House making class will take place on Saturday, December 10th…..get ready to create the best gingerbread house imaginable!


Patriot Day Golf Committee

Patriot Golf Day Tournament, August 27, 2011 For the third year in a row golfers had a chance to give back to those who have given so much for their country at a Patriot Golf Day outing at Hop Meadow Country Club Saturday, August 27th. Despite the rain we had a full house with the ever willing Bob Margolis as the Master of Ceremonies ~ wonderful raffle and auctions items were generously donated by local businesses and individuals. Hop Meadow is pleased to announce to the membership $42,000 was raised this year! Proceeds benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. To date, more than 1,300 scholarships have been awarded by the Folds of Honor Foundation. Hop Meadow Country Club was honored to sponsored this charitable event.

Simply White Gala August 6, 2011

We would like to thank the Committee of Hop Meadow

A fabulous summer evening at the Club’s

foremost we would like to take this time to personally

annual 3 day member guest with couples dressed in white finery, dĂŠcor of white flowers, balloons and sparkling lights ~ an evening of friendships, camaraderie, champagne, wine, fabulous food and dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

members who volunteered their time and personally committed to making this event truly amazing. First and recognize the force behind this years storm. Maureen Jessen was the Chairperson this year that pulled together a group of dedicated and energized members of Hop Meadow to create a truly wonderful event. With her organization, perseverance and guidance this was a well attended and instrumentally delivered program. The money raised says it all ~ so we thank you Maureen and we hope you will do us the honor of spearheading this event next year!

Maureen with son, Ben

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Conversations by Susan Baughman ~ Membership Director

the house and called my Dad and said “you need to come home and take Georgia golfing…you won’t believe how far she is hitting the golf ball!”.

I had the extreme pleasure of sitting

Jeanne Gerace: “My Dad taught me golf at the age of 13 but I was

down

not that interested. When my children were ages 2 and 4 I got back

one

September

afternoon

with four Hop Meadow women

into golf and it became my outlet.”

golf members who are affiliated with the Connecticut Womens Golf

Terri Forde: “Fifteen years ago, I was in Scotland with my boyfriend

Association (CWGA). These women

(Richie). We were having a lovely dinner and he was telling me how

are Linda Kaye, Georgia VanDemark,

much I mean to him and I was thinking oh this is wonderful…he

Jeanne Gerace and Terri Forde.

is going to propose to me. Instead he handed me two instructional DVD’s on “How to Play Golf ” and then….he gave me a ring!”

The CWGA is The Connecticut This

Each year the golfers take advantage of various tournaments

association is a voluntary non-profit

which include: CWGA Championship, CT Women’s Amateur

organization founded in 1919 to

Championship, Jr. Girls Championship, seniors’ Championship,

represent the game of golf. CWGA

Legends’ Championship and Tournament of Champions. In July

now comprises 63 member clubs with a membership of nearly 700

2012 Hop Meadow will be hosting the Senior, Legends and the

women. Club membership is limited to private golf clubs in the

Junior Championship Tournaments. This will be an event with

State of Connecticut. The CWGA has a wide range of activities and

players from all over the State right here at Hop.

Women’s Golf Association.

functions. I want to personally thank these four ladies for spending time Linda Kaye has been a CWGA member for 20 years and she currently

together to discuss the CWGA and what it means to them to be

is the Junior Girls Chairman. Jeanne Gerace is a 4 year member

a part of such a wonderful organization. We would also like to

and holds the Communications position which is responsible for

recognize the newest CWGA member and Hop Meadow member,

composing the bulletins and keeping all lines of communications

Laurie Roberts. Congratulations!

open. Terri Forde is a 6 year member and is currently the Cup Coordinator for the CWGA. Georgia VanDemark is a 27 year

If you would like more information about the CWGA please check

CWGA member and has held many titles during her years of

out www.cwga.org or contact Georgia, Linda, Terri or Jeanne.

CWGA affiliation. Each of these ladies told me their individual story about how they were introduced to the game of golf. Linda Kaye: “My Dad was a Golf Pro so I grew up around the game of golf and assisted him in his golf shop” Georgia Van Demark: “My Mom and Dad both played golf. One day my Mom was hanging clothes on the line outside and I asked my Mom if I could hit golf balls in the yard. My Mom said yes but do not aim at the house. I picked up one of my Mom’s clubs and started hitting balls. My Mom was shocked at my swing and ran into 9

Photographed left to right: Georgia VanDemark, Linda Kaye, Terri Forde & Jeanne Gerace


Upcoming Club Events October 2nd & 9th – Breakfast Brunch 11-1pm

October 22nd – Family Autumn Blue Jean Picnic

Come Home to Hop and Relax with a Brunch Buffet. Before you

Noon to 4pm A day at the Club with your family and members.

go apple picking or pumpkin picking stop in at the Club for some

Country music, country fare. Should be a grand ole time. $16.95++

nourishment! The Traveling Studio will be at the Club to offer

adults, $9.95++ Children

individual, sibling and family portraits on both the 2nd and 9th of October. This is a great time to capture your holiday photo. Photo

October 28th – Halloween Costume Party (adults only)

reservations must be made directly with Shannon Matyczyk at 860-

7pm – midnight DJ and dancin’ to the light of the moon... raffle

335-7012 or by emailing at travelingstudiophotos.com

tickets for best costumes!!!

October 13th at 6:30pm ~ An exclusive evening with Hop Chef ’s

October 29th – Family Fright Night

Aaron and Ric cooking a 4 course meal just for you. This is a

4pm to 8pm | Hayrides, pumpkin painting, arts & crafts, DJ Bob to

limited seating of 12 so make it a special date with your spouse or

boogie on down and boolicious adult & child buffet

gather the girls for a fun night around the Main Dining Room bar ~ Tyler will present wine pairings from the Hop Meadow wine menu

November 4th & 25th – Parents Night Out

to compliment each course. A special evening for only $29.95++ per person.

Partnership with Post University Hop Meadow Country Club is delighted to announce that club

October 16th – Dom Cup “Toys for Tots” 9:30am shotgun followed

members who enroll in an undergraduate, graduate or certificate

by the annual HMCC season finale highlights slideshow in the main

program at Post University are eligible for a 10% tuition grant. This

dining room with complimentary pizza, beer & soft drinks, ice cream

is a fantastic opportunity for you to get the education you want and

sundae bar . This is open to the whole membership so come on over

need to improve your skills and advance your careers. This offer is

to your club, relax and join us for some fun and fellowship.

also extended to your immediate family members, so spouses and children also are eligible for the Tuition Grant. For more information

October 19th – Girls Night Out “GNO” Wine & Cheese Social

please go to the Club’s website www.hopmeadowcc.net and click on

Calling all the Hop Meadow Ladies on this Wednesday night

the link to Post University.

from 6pm to 8pm. Enjoy complimentary house wine and Chef ’s Harvest Cheese Display. This is a great opportunity to establish new friendships and meet new members.

College Daze Event – September 9, 2011 The activities committee held a clubhouse event to bring back some good old memories of college days or should we say…daze ~ a group of members showed up in their college colors via hats, shirts and sweatshirts, played some familiar games of quarters, cup flip, danced to the music of their college era, ate pizza and drank some cold draft beer as they reminisced and shared stories and laughs. 10


Be Part of Hop Meadow’s 50 th

Tradition

A

s part of the Club’s 50th Anniversary celebration the Anniversary Committee has put together a “Buy a Brick” campaign. The personalized bricks will be

installed on the walkway in front of the Clubhouse. They will make wonderful gifts for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and offer a unique way to honor parents, grandparents and loved ones. It will be fun to read the inscriptions on the bricks leading to the Club’s main entrance. The 8x4 bricks are priced at $100 each. All proceeds will go toward the cost of building the pathway and helping to offset the cost of the 50th Anniversary Book that will be available this year. Multiple quantities of bricks may be purchased. Call Angela in the Business Office to reserve your brick at (860) 651-0499


Hopline October 2011