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October 2010

Meridian Hills Halloween Events All Club Family Halloween Party

Sunday, October 24, 2010 Party begins at 4:30pm ~ Buffet Dinner at 5:30pm Bring your children to the Club for an evening of safe fun! The MHCC Halloween Party features a Haunted House, Hay Rides, Games, Face Painting and Crafts. This is a great party for the kids, and everyone is guaranteed to have a spooktacular time. Also, children can wear their Halloween costumes for this event!

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Children Buffet Chicken Fingers, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Smiley Face Potatoes, Applesauce, Jello, Punch & Popcorn Adult Buffet Caesar Salad & Fresh Fruit, Homemade Lasagna, House Whipped Potatoes, Seasonal Fall Vegetables Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with Bordelaise Sauce, Almond Crusted Chicken Breast stuffed with Cranberries and Brie Dessert Variety of Halloween-Themed Cakes and Cookies Adults: $19.00 ~ Children 4-10 years: $11.00 ~ Ages 3 and under are free! Reservations required ~ online reservations available

Halloween Prime Rib Buffet & Staff Costume Night

Friday, October 29, 2010 Reservations on the half-hour from 5:30 - 9:00pm It’s almost time for another great Halloween here at MHCC. Your employees are excited for another great opportunity to dress up in outlandish costumes to win your votes for prizes and bragging rights. Please note: There will be no a la carte food service on Sunday, October 24th and Friday, October 29th, as all the dining facilities will be used for the Halloween Parties.

Membership Open House 2010-11 Candidates Paddle Tennis Info

IN THIS ISSUE

page 5 page 6 & 7 page 11

Men’s Tennis Final Photos Joe Scott Reception Info September Hole-In-Ones

Meridian Hills Country Club - Indianapolis, Indiana

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President’s Message Board of Directors Jack M. Woodside President Mark Ford Secretary Dan Baker Michael Bova Dale Duncan Janet Griffith Estes Chris Seger Steve Stitle, Sr. Steve Webster Jim Zoccola Legal Counsel Todd Hillman Treasurer

Management Team Kevin O’Laughlin, CCM Club Manager Ludo Aaron Head Tennis Professional Jack Barber Head Golf Professional

Last month, I dedicated my message to the status of membership in our Club. The conclusion is that we have maintained our membership levels at a rate far better than the national average, but in order to maintain our position as the premier full-service country club of central Indiana, we need to continue to buck the national trend if we want our club to thrive. Since that message was written, the membership Jack M. Woodside department has received an above average number of Club President inquiries regarding membership. At the last Board of Directors meeting, we approved several plans proposed by the Membership Committee to secure more new members in the club this fall. On Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 11:00am to 2:00pm, we will host a Fall Open House designed to help your friends learn enough about the Club to determine if the Club is a good fit for them and their family. If your friends apply for Tennis or Golf class before December 31, 2010 and are accepted for membership, they will not be responsible for monthly dues until April 1, 2011. They will however still be responsible at the time of acceptance for the initiation fee, the monthly hawk project dues, the quarterly service charge and any other fees they incur in the Club during this period. We have worked hard to promote membership and ask you to help us continue efforts to maintain the highest integrity of our club, by ensuring that our club remains “By Invitation Only” and by inviting your friends to be a part of our Club. For more information, see page 5.

Craig Gasaway Banquet Manager Ashley Goldman Communications Coordinator Jim Hess Golf Course Superintendent Kelly Letzler Catering Coordinator Joe Miller Executive Chef John Peterson Dining Room Manager Lisa Strachota Director of Membership & Marketing Meridian Hills Country Club 7099 Spring Mill Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46260 317.255.2496

 October 2010

Our Newest Additions

Jeff and Tigon Dausman welcomed a baby boy, Hudson McGinley Dausman into the world on September 10th. He was 6lbs 15 oz and 21 inches. He is their third child and first boy. Congratulations!

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The first hints of the fall season are starting to show, and before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us. Another reminder that we still have limited space available for your family or company holiday event. Let our competent staff take care of all of your arrangements including customized menus, entertainment and centerpieces. Please call Kelly Letzler in the catering office for availability. Between now and the holidays, we have several events which you won’t want to miss. Look in this issue of the Newsette for details on the following:

Message from the Manager Table of Contents

Kevin O’Laughlin, CCM Club Manager

MHCC Family Fall Festival Saturday, October 9th ~ 4:00-8:00pm Outside on the back patio and grounds, we will be offering wide variety of activities for young and old. Fall Harvest Wine Dinner Featuring Nickel & Nickel Single Vineyard Wines

Thursday, October 14th ~ 6:30pm

Euchre Night

Friday, October 15th ~ 8:00pm

All Club Family Halloween Party Featuring the MHCC Haunted House

Sunday, October 24th ~ 4:30-8:00pm

Back by popular demand... Chicago Shopping Getaway

2 - Presidents Message 3 - Message from the Manager 4 - Membership Update 6-7 - 2010-11 candidates 8-10 - Upcoming events 11-12 - Tennis Update 13-16 - Golf Update 17-18 - Calendars 19 - Club Hours

Tuesday, October 26th ~8:00am

Halloween Prime Rib Buffet Friday, October 29th ~ 5:30pm Featuring Staff Costume Contest Please call the reception desk at 255-2496 to make reservations for all upcoming events. Also mark your calendars and look for further details on your favorite holiday club events in December. As always, advance reservations are required for all club events and can be made by calling 255-2496. Again, we appreciate your continued support and hope to see everyone at the club soon. Sincerely, Kevin O’Laughlin CCM

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Membership Update

Welcome New Members

Dr. James and Ruby Carter 2460 Glebe Street, Apt. 320 Carmel, IN 46032 (317) 344-2492 Resident Clubhouse Sponsors: Howard Meeker, Jr., Harrison Smitson, Jr., Willett Kubec, Donald Hargadon, Richard Sievert, Richard Steele

Joshua and Kena Hollingsworth Barnes & Thornburg 11 S. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 261-7854 2249 President Street Carmel, IN 46032 (317) 345-3223 Resident Clubhouse Sponsors: Dr. Tracey Williams, Kevin Niceley, Amber Williams, Charlie Mong

Since the Newsette was published last month, membership inquiries have been on the rise, which is atypical for this time of year. As we’ve learned more through the membership inquiries, we’ve received feedback that helps position the Club more effectively. Taking all of these things into consideration, the Membership Committee came together with a plan we feel will help secure new members this fall, as opposed to candidates who join a Club in the spring, closer to when they will be able to take advantage of what they love most about the Club- Tennis and Golf. The first plan of action is to host a Fall Prospective Member Open House on Sunday, October 17th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The Membership Committee requests your assistance with this event designed to help your friends learn enough about the Club to determine if the Club is a good fit for them and their family. The professional staff is here Jason Challand to highlight their talents and guests will have the opportunity to get a feel for the club Membership Committee atmosphere and enjoy our well known Sunday Brunch. Please begin thinking about those Chairman you would like to invite. If you aren’t able to attend, then feel free to send your guests alone, as there will be plenty of Membership Committee members and volunteers who will ensure your guest has a nice time and feels comfortable. The second plan to promote membership this fall, which was proposed and approved by the Board of Directors, is to extend the Fall Dues Waiver applicable for your friend who apply for Tennis or Golf class before December 31, 2010 and who are accepted for membership. They will forego monthly dues until April 1, 2011, but at the time of acceptance, they will still be required to pay the initiation fee, the monthly hawk project dues, the quarterly service charge and any other fees they incur in the Club. We’ve worked hard to promote membership and ask you to help us continue efforts to maintain the highest integrity of our club, by inviting your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues or members of organizations you belong to. We’ll even do the work for you. Contact Lisa Strachota, Director of Membership, with names of those you’d like to invite and she will send them a personalized invitation like the shown on the next page with a handwritten note telling the guest that you asked us to invite them on your behalf. Once they’ve confirmed with you, just make sure you RSVP with Lisa at (317) 860-1556. Your help is greatly appreciated. Lisa Strachota Director of Membership (317) 860-1556 or lisastrachota@mhcc-indy.com  October 2010

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Membership Fall Open House com.

MeridianHills Country Club Fall Open House BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jack Woodside Dan Baker Michael Bova Dale Duncan Janet Griffith Estes Mark Ford Chris Seger Steve Stitle, Sr. Steve Webster MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Jason Challand Holly Hapak Betz George Farra David Flaherty Andrew Hamilton Dr. Stan Hillis Randall Lewis Erica Mobasser Jerry Moss

Please be our guest for an Open House of Meridian Hills Country Club where you can learn if the Club is a good fit for you and your family. • Take a personalized tour • Meet the professional staff and members • Enjoy complimentary Sunday Brunch • Learn about the membership process Sunday, October 17, 2010 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open House Format Country Club Casual Attire

Fall Dues Waiver

Apply for Golf or Tennis class before December 31, 2010 and if accepted for membership, you will forego monthly membership dues until April 1, 2011. For reservations, please contact Lisa Strachota, Director of Membership at (317) 860-1556 or lisastrachota@mhcc-indy. 7099 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Board of Directors Candidates The following are the nominations for the Meridian Hills Country Club Board of Directors 2010-11: JEFF A. CRISTEE

Jeff and his wife, Dana, joined Meridian Hills in 2002 with their sons Jackson (19), Sam (17) and Joey (13). After a year in Denver, the family considers Meridian Hills one of the best things about returning to Indianapolis last June. An active golf member, Jeff served as Junior Golf Chairman from 2004-2007. He enjoys playing golf with his sons at Meridian Hills as well as participating in club events. Jeff is the Area Vice President for Cisco, Inc. and is responsible for field sales and customer loyalty across the US Commercial Central area. In addition to leading the direct sales teams, Jeff oversees field engineering, marketing, channels and all programs that support the Central area. Very active in economic development at the state and regional levels, Jeff is the founder and past chairman of the Tailwind Group, a program that identified and assisted high potential start up companies and facilitated their rapid growth. He is also past Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board of Marian College and The Orchard School, and is a graduate of Indiana University.

F. HAYDON HAPAK

Haydon and his wife, Claudia, have been members of Meridian Hills since 2003. They have four children, Jule, a graduate of Marquette University, Frank, a Finance major at Emory University, Bill, a Forestry major at the University of Montana, and Joe, a freshman at Park Tudor. His parents, Frank and Charlotte Hapak, joined the club in 1958 and he is pleased to carry on the tradition and have his family enjoy the many benefits of membership. Haydon has been very active in both the Golf and Paddle Tennis programs, serving as the Paddle Tennis liaison to the board. Haydon is a graduate of Park Tudor High School and earned his business degree from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He is the owner of Hogan Transfer and Storage, an agent for Mayflower, located in downtown Indianapolis. Haydon served on the Board of Directors for Mayflower Transit Company for five years and is a member of The Junto of Indianapolis.

KENNETH G. STELLA

Ken and his wife, Cindy, have been members of Meridian Hills for 25 years. They have two adult children, Kevin and Kenya, who grew up enjoying the benefits of Meridian Hills. Kenya, her husband, Steve Cobb, and family are now active members of the Club. Ken and Cindy, are active in the men and women’s golf programs. Ken serves on the Green Committee and the Planning Committee for the annual Timberman Classic. Ken received his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Health Administration from Indiana University. He is a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association and the IU Varsity Club. He has served on the IU Board of Visitors of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the IU School of Nursing. He presently serves Purdue University as a board member of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Ken is President Emeritus of the Indiana Hospital Association and is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  October 2010

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Membership Committee Candidates The following are the nominations for the Meridian Hills Country Club Membership Committee 2010-11:

STEPHANIE HOLLOWAY KIRK

Stephanie and her husband, Jeff, have been members at Meridian Hills since graduating from Miami University. Their three children, Mackenzie (9), Danny (7), and Josie (4), attend The Orchard School and are all very active at the Club. Each have enjoyed participating in the tennis, golf, swim, and kids club programs. Stephanie is a realtor with F.C. Tucker, and Jeff is a partner with Bingham McHale. The Kirk’s look forward to continuing to introduce new members to the Meridian Hills family!

L. ROBERT LOWE, JR.

L. Robert Lowe, Jr. (Bob) and his wife, Nancy, have been members of Meridian Hills Country Club since 1985. Bob has been active within the Club serving as tennis chairman in 1991. Nancy and Bob have passed on the benefits of the Club to their three children and five grandchildren. Bob is a partner of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, practicing in the area of estates and wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, and entrepreneur financing. He has been practicing law in Indianapolis since 1967. Previously, he was the founding partner of Lowe Gray Steele & Darko LLP. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of business, construction, estate planning, probate, and estate administration, with a particular focus on serving the needs of all types of privately owned businesses. He has been active in the economic development of Indianapolis and the Central Indiana regions, and remains active in civic, professional and charitable organizations. Prior to practicing law, Bob practiced civil engineering for several years and is still a professional engineer. Bob considers himself to be a “Purdue Lawyer.” Since Purdue does not have a law school, he further states that being a Purdue Lawyer is lonesome, so he is looking forward to meeting new members.

MICHAEL R. SEMLER

Mike (Semy) and Holly Semler and their four kids, Henry (13), Ellie (11), Matthew (7) and Scott (5) have been members of MHCC since 1997. The entire family is active in golf, paddle tennis, swim team, fitness and social activities at the club. Mike served on the MHCC Board of Directors from 2007 – 2009, Greens Committee, Long Range Planning and is current Chair of the Social Committee. Mike is a graduate of North Central High School (1984) and has a finance degree from Purdue University (1989). He is Principal, Senior Vice President of Cassidy Turley, the nation’s leading Commercial Real Estate service provider. Mike is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church where he serves on the Parish Council, current board member of the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series (Class XX), graduate of the Indiana Leadership Forum, member of the Penrod Society and the Hundred Club.

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Upcoming Events

Fall Harvest Wine Dinner

Thursday, October 14th ~ Hors d’ oeuvres at 6:30pm ~ Dinner served at 7:00pm ~ $150 per person Featuring:

2007 Searby Vineyard Chardonnay

2007 Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Vogt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Including

2008 EnRoute, Pinot Noir Russian River Valley &

Far Niente “Dolce” Napa Valley

Euchre Night

- Open to all members & guests. - The tournament starts at 8pm - Cocktail Service & Complimentary Snacks Fall Dates October 15th & November 19th

 October 2010

Ladies’ Duplicate Bridge Starts Thursday, October 7th at 10:00am in the ladies’ card room and is held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month until golf starts again. All our welcome, you only need a partner to play, not a table of four. So come join us!

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Chicago Shopping Trip

Upcoming Events

to Water Tower Place & Michigan Avenue Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 The holiday season is fast approaching, and you can get a head start by joining us on our Chicago Shopping Getaway! We have once again contracted Suite Moves bus company to take you on a wonderful shopping spree of Water Tower Place & Michigan Avenue in Chicago, while you travel in a fully appointed executive coach.

Schedule

• Depart Meridian Hills at 8:00am • Arrive in Chicago/Water Tower Place at approx. 10:30am • Depart Chicago/Water Tower Place at 6:00pm • Arrive back at Meridian Hills at approx. 10:30pm $85.00 which includes travel, continental breakfast, soft drinks and wine on the bus. Reservations are required, make your reservation today by calling 255-2496

When Friends Meet

Friday, November 12th, 2010 6:00pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres ~ 7:00pm Dinner $36.00 Passed Hors d’ oeuvres Sautéed Lump Crab Cakes with Citrus Remoulade Cambozola Crostini with Roasted Garlic ~ Salad Spinach and Beet Salad Oranges, Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette ~ Choice of Entree: Parmesan Crusted Orange Roughy, Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, Broccolini and Citrus Beurre Blanc or Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Root Vegetables and Lingonberry Sauce ~ Dessert Warm Apple Bread Pudding Homemade Caramel Ice Cream

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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Buffet

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 Reservations on the half hour from 11:30am - 2:30pm Celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends and family at Meridian Hills, where we will be offering our fabulous Thanksgiving Buffet.

Menu New England Clam Chowder ~ Smoked Salmon Platter Iced Shrimp Cocktail ~ Seasonal Fresh Fruits and Berries Imported & Domestic Cheese Board with Assorted Crackers ~ Harvest Salad with Assorted Accompaniments and Dressings Traditional Waldorf Salad Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad Meridian Seafood Salad Cranberry Salad Bread and Butter Display

Carved Oven Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce & Giblet Gravy Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with Bordelaise & Horseradish Sauce Honey Glazed Ham with Stone Ground Mustard Sauce ~ Crab & Goat Cheese Crusted Cod with Lemon-Pesto Beurre Blanc ~ House Whipped Potatoes Traditional Cornbread Stuffing Caramelized Sweet Potatoes Collard Greens, Braised Brussels Sprouts and Glazed Carrots

Special Young Pilgrim Buffet Chicken Fingers, Macaroni and Cheese, Tater Tots, and Applesauce Desserts Pasty Chef ’s Selection of Pies and Pasties

Adults: $28.95 Tweens 11-13 years: $18.95 Children 4-10 years: $13.95 Ages 3 and under are free! Reservations required 10 October 2010

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Tennis Update

PADDLE TENNIS NEWS With the resurfacing of all 3 courts this year and the tightening of the screens, I am looking forward to another great paddle season. The paddle fee for the year is $100. This includes Tuesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings with balls. I will be available for some lessons before the start of the season to get the new players caught up.

Ludo Aaron Head Tennis Professional

Opening Day Opening Day for Paddle Tennis will be Tuesday, October 19th. You will receive an email to sign up for this event on the Sunday before.

Newcomers and free clinic! I would advise newcomers to take a quick lesson from the only certified pro in the State before the season begins. I will email newcomers for a few free clinics beginning in October. Private Lessons: $50 per 45 minutes This is a great way to get a quick start on the season, and get some great exercise in the winter months. The more consistent you are in paddle, the more fun it will be. In order for you to be able to rally, you need to know how the ball reacts to the screens. Participants will learn this much faster if you take some private lessons. The cost will be split if you would like to have a lesson with a buddy. Men’s Paddle, Tuesday night and Saturday morning: $100 per entire season I will email you a day or two before play to ask if you want to participate. It is important that you show up if you are signed up to play. Unlike tennis, you must have a foursome or it will ruin play for the rest. The first session will be at 5:30pm on Tuesday night, followed by a 6:45pm and a 7:30pm time. Unfortunately, it does not help much to request a time, because it is important that the levels of play are correct for the pairings. Saturday mornings will begin at 8:00am, followed by sessions at 9:15am and 10:30am. Ladies Paddle & Clinics I hope to increase ladies paddle substantially this year. The best way to accommodate all members is for the ladies to find 3 players who want to have a drill session/clinic together, then I can also book these times for you. We are looking to do a Wednesday ladies group from 5:30-7:00pm and one group during the daytime during the week. Mixed Doubles Last year we had two mixed doubles event that were extremely successful. We will do this one Friday per month with the possibility of more events if there is a high interest. Our first event will be Friday, October 29th. Ladies, please make your husband’s play with you for the October 29th mixed event, as this will definitely get you hooked on the sport. Events We would like all players to participate in the tournaments this year. The date for the State tournament is December 4th, and the date for the National tournament is February 18th - 20th.

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ennis Update Sunday

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PADDLE CALENDAR ~ OCTOBER Tuesday

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Opening Day

Men’s Night starts at 5:30pm

Ladies Night starts at 5:30pm

Ladies Night starts at 5:30pm

Pre-Season Camps

Mixed Doubles Event

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Pre-Season Camps

Men’s Play Saturday am Starts at 8:00am Men’s Play Saturday am Starts at 8:00am

MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP The Men’s singles championship has finished. Many congrats to Ron Mencias who defeated Johannes Tauscher in the final on September 17th, in front of a crowd of over 100.

12 October 2010

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Golf Update

9 Hole Ladies Results

August 26th ~ 2 Best ball of 4 1st: Robyn Caponi, Nancy Fernandes, Cindy Stella 2nd: Katie White, Ann Rein, Cindy Curnow, Ann Dugan 3rd: Nancy Elliott, Kay Daly, Anne Moss, Kathy Perry

September 9th ~ Buddy Day, Fewest putts between buddies 1st: Ann Dugan & Cindy Curnow, 36 1st: Cheryl Pletcher & Penny Stone, 36 1st: Katie White & Olive Myers, 36 3-way tie for 1st place

September 2nd ~ Low Gross, Low Net & Longest Putt September 16th ~ Low Gross, Low Net Class A: Cindy Curnow, Jeanne Grumme Class A: Cindy Curnow, Cindy Stella Class B: Lynne Bir, Liz Pilnik Class B: Ann Dugan, Katie White Class C: Linda Theobald, Ann Rein Class C: Penny Stone, Olive Myers Longest Putt: Ann Rein September 23rd ~ Low Gross, Low Net & Straightest Drive Class A: Cindy Curnow, Cindy Stella Class C: Cheryl Pletcher, Linda Wolff Class B: Katie White, Ann Dugan Straightest Drive: Linda Wolff

18 Hole Ladies Results August 31st & September 1st ~ Member/Member Tournament 2 Day Overall 1st: Donna Kuhn & Margy McCormick, 129 2nd: Polly Nicely & Mary Sue Higgins, 132 3rd: Lori Mail & Janet Estes, 133 4th: Alice Hillis & Joyce Boncosky, 135 Last: Mary Ellen Ball & Jane Held, 154

Alternate Shot 1st: Susan Barrett & Linda Ford, 70 Best Ball 1st: Michelle Ferree & Tami Litten, 67

September 10th ~ Play Day Mary Jane Hamburger won the Western Pin with a net 62. September 17th ~ Low Gross, Low Net Low Gross: Mary Sue Higgins, 84 - Carol Saviano, 94 - Linda Ford, 101 Low Net: Dessie Koch & Martha Hennessey (tie), 77 - Mary Jane Hamburger, 76 - Verletta King, 74 September 21st ~ Low Putts & Western Pin 31 Putts: LeAnn Bucher, Michelle Ferree & Olive Myers 32 Putts: Shirley Dora, Mary Sue Higgins & Becky Miller 33 Putts: Polly Nicely & Carol Saviano

Western Pin: Becky Miller, Beth Morton, Carol Saviano, 70

Best Buddy Season Results Winners: Janet Estes & Carolyn McClamroch Runners Up: Jackie Holloway & Gretchen Sheridan 2010 WESTERN PIN RESULTS The Women’s Western Golf Foundation is an organization that funds scholarships for women collegiate golfers. This year, 80 of our 18 Hole Group members donated $1340.00 either as Patrons (25.00) or donors (10.00). There are six low net events per season including a Scholarship Day where I send the four lowest score cards into the WWGF for a “team “ event. The overall prize is determined by averaging the best four scores of each player. #1: Jan Williams & Joyce Boncosky, 65 #2: Lori Mail, 67 #3: Mary Jane Hamburger #4: Carolyn McClamroch, 65 - Lori Mail, 67 Beth Morton, 69 - Gretchen Sheridan, 69

#5: Mary Jane Hamburger, 62 #6: Becky Miller, Beth Morton & Carol Saviano, 70 The overall winner is Mary Jane Hamburger with an average net score of 69.5!

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13 October 2010


Golf Update Going Away Reception For Assistant Golf Professional Joe Scott Wednesday, October 13th from 5-7pm Join Joe from 5-7pm in the Men’s Grill to have a cocktail with and help celebrate his 3 years at Meridian Hills and recent acceptance of a medical sales position with global health company, Covidien. We have heard many members planning to come out and eat dinner at the Club afterwards, so be sure to make your reservation if you plan to do the same! If you would like to make a donation to Joe’s going away gift, please contact the golf shop.

2010 Ole Buddy Results Champions: Dr. Larry Lett and Dr. Rick Steele Runner Up: John Elbin and Chris Pesavento In one of the most heated final matches in recent memory, Lett and Steele were able to stave off the duo of John Elbin and Chris Pesavento. Winning 3 & 1, Lett and Steele both hit their tee shots to the right on Hole #17. Nestled on the back of the green tee box on #18, Steele hit a miraculous punch wedge through the trees and over the right greenside bunker landing just a foot away from the pin for a kick-in birdie. Congratulations to this year’s winners. We’ll see if they can defend their title in 2011! 2010 Season Long Shootout Results 10 and Under Division Champion: Kurt Spitler Runner up: Rick Steele 2nd Runner up: Ed Hourigan 11 and Up Division Champion: Mo Thomas Runner up: George Young 2nd Runner up: Stan Hillis Pictured Left: Champion Kurt Spitler Pictured Right: George Young, Upper Division Runner up, made key up and downs and sand saves to hang around until the finals with Mo Thomas. He would eventually lose in a chip off. 14 October 2010

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place

2010 Mr. and Mrs. Results Jim and Tami Litten John and Beth Morton Stan and Alice Hillis Steve and Jackie Holloway Dave and Jane Held

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Golf Update MANY THANKS TO KB WILSON With the end of the 2010 official golf season, we also wave goodbye to the Tuesday afternoon shotgun. The golf shop staff would like to thank KB Wilson for all of his hard work in helping organize the men’s game on Tuesday afternoon and making things flow as smooth as they have.

Hole in 1 ! …………Twice in September!

2010 Grand Dad Champion

Congratulations to John Elbin Hole #12, 138 yards Club used: 8 iron

Congratulations to Dr. Rick Steele

Congratulations to Mary Jane Hamburger Hole #7, 104 yards Club used: 4 Hybrid

2010 Young vs. Old Ryder Cup Results ~ YOUNG TEAM WINS August 27th & 28th 2010 PLACE 1ST 2ND

Young – Alternate Shot Pat O’Brien & Kevin Niceley Pete Watson & Jason Challand

SCORE 32 32.25

SCORE PLACE 1ST 29.5 2ND 30.2

Old – Alternate Shot Jack Williams & Tom O’Brien Dan Elliott & Phil Mosbaugh

SCORE 30.75 34.75

PLACE 1ST 2ND

Young – Scramble SCORE Ed Hourigan & Jim Zoccola 27.75 Jim Seymour & Jack Bayt 29.7

PLACE 1ST 2ND

Old – Scramble Morris Rowlett & Steve Holloway Bill McGarvey & Al Blake

*Ties broken by scorecard playoff regressing from the number one handicap hole*

OFF-SEASON GREENS FEES FOR GUESTS ½ price greens fees will begin October 1st, the first day after the end of the official golf season. There will be no playing restrictions or tee times for the remainder of the calendar year Anyone can play at any time, any day of the week Tuesday – Sunday.

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15 October 2010


Golf Update Thank you all for your patience during our golf course aerification. We were able to complete almost all of the aerification. The only things remaining are the new greens; I am waiting on them because of the new seedlings that have germinated. At this time, I am afraid that the new plants would not hold up to the heavy sand topdressing that is required to fill the holes. As I continue to evaluate these greens, I am hoping for cooler weather when I will be able to punch the new greens. In the areas where we can irrigate, the golf course has responded in our favor and is coming back quite nicely. We have put out a lot of seed and fertilizer out over the last couple of weeks, and are seeing pretty good results. I’ve already seen new seedling come up in almost all the area’s. These areas will continue to germinate over the next couple of weeks, and of course rain and cooler weather would help this process greatly.

Jim Hess Golf Course Superintendent

The 50’ driving range net on the north side on the driving range has been installed. Once the net has a chance to stretch enough to touch the ground, I will be removing the black silt fence at the bottom. This silt fence is there to keep golf balls from rolling under the net and into the bushes. Again, thank you all for your patience during the installation. The range tee benefitted greatly from the one week synthetic tee usage. I was able to reseed the entire tee, and keep the moisture level high enough to get good germination. I will continue to have one teeing station set for the remainder of the year. This should allow us to continue to grow in the east side of the tee for next season. I will be looking at some time in October to go back to the synthetic for the rest of the season. As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Jim Hess

Important October dates to mark:

Thursday, October 7th: Friday, October 8th: Wednesday, October 13th: Thursday, October 19th:

16 October 2010

Board Approved Outing - St. Vincent’s Sports Medicine 1pm Shotgun start, Course will close at 1pm for remainder of day Board Approved Outing - Defender Direct 1pm Shotgun start, Normal play will be worked in with shotgun Reception for Joe Scott from 5-7pm Board Approved Outing - Junto 1pm Shotgun, Normal play will be worked in with shotgun

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October 2010 Sunday

Monday

3 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

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10 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

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Clubhouse Closed

Clubhouse Closed

Tuesday

Meridian Hills Country Club Wednesday

5 Dinner Special: Fried or Oven Roasted Chicken

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12 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

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Pasta Night: Shrimp Diablo

Pasta Night: Chicken Picatta

Thursday

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Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

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14 Fall Harvest Wine Dinner

15 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Ladies Duplicate Bridge 10:00am

Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Saturday 2

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MHCC Fall Festival 4pm - 8pm

16

Euchre Night

17 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

18

Clubhouse Closed

19 Dinner Special: Meatloaf

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26 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

27

Pasta Night: Cheese Ravioli

Fall Prospective Member Open House 11am - 2pm 24 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm All Club Family Halloween Party 31 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

25

Clubhouse Closed

Chicago Shopping Trip

Pasta Night: Chicken Parmesan

21

22 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

23

28

29 Halloween Prime Rib Buffet & Staff Costume Night

30

Ladies Duplicate Bridge 10:00am

Visit www.meridianhillscc.org for more information about these events


November 2010 Sunday

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Monday

Tuesday 2 Dinner Special: Fried or Oven Roasted Chicken

Meridian Hills Country Club Wednesday 3 Pasta Night: Shrimp Diablo & Vegetable Lasagna

Thursday 4 Ladies Duplicate Bridge 10:00am

5

Friday

Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Saturday 6

MHCC Annual Meeting, 6pm 7 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

8

Clubhouse Closed

9 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

10

Pasta Night: Chicken Marsala

11

Wine Tasting

14 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

15

Clubhouse Closed

16 Dinner Special: Fried Shrimp Basket

12 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

13

When Friends Meet

17

Pasta Night: Cheese Ravioli

18

Ladies Duplicate Bridge 10:00am

19 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

20

Euchre Night

21 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

22

28 Sunday Brunch 10am - 2pm

29

Gingerbread House Decorating

Clubhouse Closed

Clubhouse Closed

23 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions

24

Pasta Night: Chicken Parmesan

25 Thanksgiving Buffet

26 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

30 Dinner Special: Fried or Oven Roasted Chicken

Visit www.meridianhillscc.org for more information about these events

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Club Hours of Operation Club Receptionist Tuesday - Sunday

317.255.2496

Managers Office Tuesday - Sunday

317.255.2497

Accounting Office Monday - Friday

317.251.3636

9:00am - 9:00pm

9:00am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

Dining Hours

Lunch Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch Sunday only 10:00am - 2:00pm *Reservations can be made by calling 255.2496*

Halfway House Hours Tuesday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Golf Pro Shop

317.255.3369

Tennis Pro Shop Kids Club

317.255.1319

Fitness Center

317.860.1624

Membership

317.860.1556

Catering

317.860.1536

October Hours Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00pm Monday Closed *The golf course opens the same time as golf shop* *The first tee time of the day will roll back to 8:30am Tuesday – Sunday*

Friday Saturday

Monday - Sunday

317.255.0605

5:00pm - 8:00pm 8:00am - 12:00pm & 5:00pm - 8:00pm *with reservations* 6:00am - 9:30pm

Lisa Strachota, Director of Membership Kelly Letzler, Catering Coordinator

visit us on the web at www.meridianhillscc.org

www.meridianhillscc.org

19 October 2010


Meridian Hills Newsette