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Meridian Hills Country Club


October 2011


Old World Wines OCTOBER 24


Hors D'oeuvres 6:30 DInner 7:00 $100 vintner’s members // $125 non-vintner’s members

Meridian Hills Country Club - Indianapolis, Indiana

Fall Wine DinnerMenu

FALL WINE DINNER Old World Wines MENU Hudson Valley Foie Gras Local Honey and Warm Brioche Champagne Duval-Leroy Brut ~~~ Salad of Roasted Heirloom Beets Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Iberico Ham and Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette 2009 Joseph Mellot Sancerre La Chatellenie, Loire, France ~~~ Meyer Lemon Sorbet ~~~ Black Truffle Risotto Veal Sweetbreads and Apple Cider Reduction 2007 Petrolo Tuscany, Italy ~~~ Herb Dusted Cervena Roasted Parsnips and Lingonberry Sauce 2005 Côte-Rôtie Brune Et Blonde De Guigal ~~~ Époisses de Bourgogne ~~~ Warm Chocolate Banana Gateaux Salted Caramel Ice Cream Smith Woodhouse “Lodge Reserve” Port

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Board of Directors Mark W. Ford President Steve Webster Secretary Janet Griffith Estes Vice President Dan Baker Jeff Cristee Haydon Hapak Chris Seger Ken Stella Bob Zoccola Jim Powers Treasurer Jim Zoccola Legal Counsel

Management Team

Kevin O’Laughlin, CCM Club Manager Ludo Aaron Head Tennis Professional Jack Barber Head Golf Professional Craig Gasaway Banquet Manager Ashley Goldman Communications Coordinator Jim Hess Golf Course Superintendent Kelly Letzler Catering Coordinator Joe Miller Executive Chef Jan Pyritz Accounting Manager Lisa Strachota Director of Membership & Marketing Meridian Hills Country Club 7099 Spring Mill Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46260 317.255.2496

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Membership Update

Fall has finally arrived in Indianapolis and the memory of a hot and dry summer has begun to fade away. While many of our outdoor activities are winding down until next spring, the fall and early winter months are filled with several seasonal events such as Halloween at the Club, Fall Wine Dinner & Wine Tasting, Thanksgiving, meeting Santa and of course, Christmas events and New Year’s. We mention these events to remind all members that our Club is active nearly every month of the year (January and February are a little slow!), and our interest in attracting new members doesn’t waiver despite the calendar or temperature outdoors. Please continue to ask friends and associates if they have ever considered joining Meridian Hills. Ashley Goldman is stepping in for Lisa Strachota during her maternity leave, and she will be happy to send promotional materials and schedule a personal tour of the Club for any prospective member.

George Farra Membership Committee Chairman

This month marks the end of my one year tenure as Chairman of the Membership Committee, and I would like to thank all of the Committee members listed below for their outstanding counsel and support this past year. I would like recognize my two fellow Committee members whose three-year tenures are ending along with mine. Randall Lewis and Drew Hamilton have been dedicated and creative members of the Committee and I thank them for their service to the Club. All of your Committee members have worked very hard to boost the membership rolls of the Club, they are very busy in their day jobs and yet find the time to promote and grow the Club as much as possible. Thanks also to all the members who sponsored a strong class of new members this year. Your support has been invaluable! MEMBERS OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE ARE: George Farra, Chairman David Flaherty Andrew Hamilton Dr. Stan Hillis Stephanie Kirk Randall Lewis L. Robert Lowe, Jr. Erica Mobasser Michael R. Semler

Meridian Hills Country Club Annual Meeting The Club’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please join us following the meeting for complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner reservations will be available in all our dining facilities as well. Call Member Services at 255-2496 to make reservations for both the Annual Meeting and dinner that evening.

Membership Update Welcome New Members

Please help us welcome the following new members who were accepted as Members of the Club in the month of September: Dr. Karen Kamer & Dr. Thomas Dubois Absolute Endodontics 725 East 65th Street, Suite 400 Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 255-8000 4128 Wythe Lane Indianapolis, IN 46250 (317) 416-8915 Resident Clubhouse Sponsors: HJ Lacy, Paul Cotter, Trish Mong, Dr. Mike Mazurek Mark A. & DeLaine S. Emmert NCAA 700 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 917-6222 435 Virginia Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46203 (317) 523-4859 Resident Golf Sponsors: Steve Stitle Sr., Scott Hallenbeck, John Lewis, Barry Collier, Elaine Bedel Just as we reached back to existing members and provided an opportunity to convert their membership, we are looking at an initiative to reach back to former Class "A" (golfing) members and provide them with an opportunity to restore their membership. To be eligible, a former "A" member must have previously paid their initiation fee in full or are prepared to pay the balance of that initiation fee upon rejoining. A former member is required to reapply through the membership committee (same process as a new member) and, if approved, is obligated to pay $5,000 for every full year since their membership lapsed up to a maximum of $20,000. This program will remain open until year end (12/31/11). For further details, please feel free to contact our Membership Director, Lisa Strachota, at 860-1556 or via e-mail - or Ashley Goldman at 255-2496 or

Jesse N. Jones III

4 October 2011

Table of Contents

2 - Wine Dinner Menu 3-4 - Membership Update 5 - 2011/12 Board candidates 6 - 2011/12 Membership Candidates 7-9 - Upcoming Events 10-13 - Golf Update 14-15 - Calendars 16 - Club Hours

Board of Directors Candidates

The following are the nominations for the Meridian Hills Country Club Board of Directors 2011-12: TODD HILLMAN

Todd and his wife, Dara, joined Meridian Hills in 2005 with their children, Grace and Jonah (twins, 9). The Hillman’s are active with Carmel sports, music and Girl Scouts and his wife is currently studying to become a Veterinary Technician. Todd served a 3-year term as Treasurer for the Meridian Hills Board of Directors and was a member of the House Committee. He currently serves on the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Board of Directors. He tries to enjoy all of the wonderful activities at Meridian Hills with his family while also traveling throughout the US for the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), where he is the Executive Director of Entergy Integration and Market Development. Todd graduated from the University of the Pacific with degrees in International Affairs & Commerce and Japanese and from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.


Jim was born and raised in Ohio, and he graduated from Ohio University. Upon graduation Jim was a Lieutenant in the Army and served in Vietnam as a company commander. Jim has been a member of the Meridian Hills Country Club since 1986. He and his wife Tami have four children: Penny, Amy, Jill and A.J. Tami, Jim and A.J. have all been active in golf. Jim’s serving as the golf chairman and has chaired many events in the past. Jim has also served on the Membership Committee and on the Board of Directors. He is President of the F.C. Tucker Company and all of its subsidiaries. In addition, some other directorships and activities of his include being a past Director of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, a member of the Arthritis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Realty Alliance, and the National Association of Realtors. Jim and his wife Tami are members of Carmel United Methodist Church where Jim serves on the church council and Tami is on the finance committee. Jim has also been awarded the Fred Tucker Senior award and well as the Distinguished Realtor of Year Award from the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors.


Bill and his wife, Cindy, have been members of Meridian Hills since 2003. They have one daughter, Heather, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Business School. Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and Masters in Business Administration from Butler University. Following a thirty-three year career at Eli Lilly & Co., retiring as V.P. of Global Corporate and Manufacturing Services, Bill became a partner at CMID Inc., an engineering firm in Indianapolis. Also, Bill recently started Edward George & Associates, an energy consulting and management firm with clients throughout the eastern United States. In addition to family and business, Bill enjoys membership at Second Presbyterian Church, active Board participation at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Board of The American Association of Chemical Engineers, and the Board of Independent Project Analysis Inc. 5 October 2011

Membership Committee Candidates

The following are the nominations for the Meridian Hills Country Club Membership Committee 2011-12:


Tom and Patty Foster have been members of Meridian Hills since 1988. The entire family is active in golf and love to come to the Club and play. Sydney (15) is on the Chatard golf team and Jack is pursuing the MHCC Junior tour. His parents, L.D. and Jan Foster have been members since 1968 and he is pleased to carry on the tradition and have his family enjoy many fun times at the Club. Tom is a Business graduate of Miami University and owns La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries and is active in the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church & School, and Muscular Dystrophy Association. Patty is a physical therapist graduating from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. Our family loves to travel, ski, hike and play golf.


Steve and his wife Katie joined Meridian Hills in 2008 after relocating to Indianapolis from Chicago. Since joining Steve and Katie have welcomed their two sons, Will (3) and Max (1) into their family and consider Meridian Hills one of the best things about coming back to Indianapolis. As an active golf member, Steve is currently the Caddie Chairperson for Meridian Hills and enjoys teaching his boys the game. The entire family enjoys golfing, swimming, Kids Club activities as well as participating in the Club’s social events. Steve was a recipient of the Charles “Chick” Evans Scholarship to Indiana University; after graduating he went to work for Covidien. Steve is currently the Sales Director for the Surgical Devices division and is responsible for field sales and marketing across the Central US. Katie also graduated from Indiana University and got her Masters Degree from the Indiana University School of Nursing. Katie is Nurse Practitioner at a busy practice in Greenwood. The McGovern family is excited about welcoming new members to Meridian Hills!


Kevin grew up with many fond memories at Meridian Hills as a child and has been a member of Meridian Hills since graduating from the Kelley School of Business’ MBA program at Indiana University. Kevin and wife Alli both enjoy playing tennis, golf and paddle. They have three young children, Matthew, Michael and Jonathan that are all very active at the Club. Their children enjoy the 6 and under swim team (Go Marlins!) as well as the STARS tennis lessons. Their three boys love the Kid’s Club while Mom and Dad enjoy all of the social activities. Recently, Kevin served on the House committee. Kevin is a graduate of Brebeuf High School, and has a finance degree from Miami University (1997). Kevin manages and operates 96th Street Steakburgers. Kevin and Alli have been very active sponsoring new members to the Club and they continue to look forward to introducing and welcoming new members to the Meridian Hills family! 6 October 2011

Upcoming Events

7 October 2011

Upcoming Events

Chicago Shopping Trip

to Water Tower Place & Michigan Avenue Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 The holiday season is fast approaching, and you can get a head start by joining us on our Chicago Shopping Getaway! We will take you on a wonderful shopping spree of Water Tower Place & Michigan Avenue in Chicago, while you travel in a fully appointed executive coach.


• 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 8 October 2011

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Buffet

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 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 ~ Harvest Salad 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 ~ Lump Crab Cakes with Stone Ground Mustard Sauce ~ 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 9 October 2011

Golf Update

18 Hole Ladies Golf Scores

August 30th & 31st ~ Member/Member 1st: Jayne Spahn & Ryta Lett 2nd: Mary Ellen Ball & Annette Collier 3rd: Beth Morton & Jackie Holloway 4th: Becky Miller & Mary Beth Seger 5th: Dessie Koch & Kathy Hubbell

September 20th ~ ABC Scramble 1st: Beth Morton, Kathy Hubbell, Penny Stone - 69 2nd: Becky Miller, Bobbi Mong, Mary Ellen Ball - 78 3rd: Susan Barrett, Edie Enright, Lori Mail, Margy McCormick - 79

2011 Western Pin Results

The Women’s Western Golf Foundation is an organization that funds scholarships for women collegiate golfers from the Midwest. This year, 68 of our 18-hole members donated $1,145.00 to this worthy cause. Also, in order to be eligible for Western Pin prizes during the season, one must be a contributor. There are six low net events per season including “Scholarship Day” where four scores are turned into the WWGF. The grand prize is determined by averaging the best four scores of each player. #1: Shirley Dora - 71 #2: Bobbi Mong & Joyce Boncosky - 67 #3: SaraJane Wurster & Tami Litten - 68 #4: Jan Williams-61, LeAnn Bucher-64, Becky Miller-69 & Jane Held-70

#5: Gretchen Sheridan - 66 #6: Gretchen Sheridan - 71

The overall winner is Bobbi Mong with an average net score of 72.25!

9 Hole Ladies Golf Scores August 25th ~ Friendship Day, 2 Best Ball of 4 1st: Olive Myers, Penny Stone, Caryl Wilhoite, LuAnn Powers, 58 2nd: Linda Theobald, Cheryl Pletcher, Nancy Fernandes, Katie White, 63 3rd: Cindy Curnow, Ann Dugan, Linda Wolff, Ann Rein, 73 September 1st ~ Low Gross, Low Net Class B Class A Low Gross - Cindy Curnow, score 48 Low Gross - Robyn Caponi, score 53 Low Net - Jeanne Grumme, score 37 Low Net - Marie Pugh, score 41

Class C Low Gross - Cheryl Pletcher, score 52 Low Net - Olive Myers, score 30 Longest Putt Sue Beard

September 15th ~ Low Gross, Low Net Class A Class B Low Gross - Cindy Curnow, score 52 *No players Low Net - Gaye Schwarz, score 42 September 22nd ~ Low Gross, Low Net Class B Class A Low Gross - Cindy Curnow, score 49 Low Gross - Katie White, score 56 Low Net - Linda Wolff, score 45 Low Net - Cindy Stella, score 41

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Class C Low Gross - Linda Theobald, score 62 Low Net - Kenya Cobb, score 37

Class C Low Gross - Linda Theobald, score 62 Low Net - Penny Stone, score 32 Straightest Drive Gaye Schwarz

Mark Your Calendar - October Dates

Golf Update

Saturday, October 1st:

Men’s Closing Day ~ 8:30am Shotgun Start with Lunch Course will open at 1pm for remainder of day

Tuesday, October 4th:

Round Table Golf Outing ~ 1pm Shotgun Start~ Course open for Member Play

Friday, October 14th

Board Approved Outing (Defender Direct) ~ 12pm Start ~ Limited Play for Members

Tuesday, October 18th

Board Approved Outing (Junto) ~ 1pm Shotgun Start ~ Limited Play for Members

Wednesday, October 19th

Final Board Outing ~ 1pm Golf Outing ~ Course open for Member Play

Thursday, October 20th

Jack Barber’s Hall of Fame Induction @ Meridian Hills

SAVE THE DATE Thursday, December 1st

Jack Barber’s Christmas Party 5pm – 8pm

2011 Jack Barber Hall of Fame Introduction

Thursday October 20th Events starting at 6pm For those who haven’t yet heard, our fabulous professional, Jack Barber, will be inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame at Meridian Hills on Thursday, October 20th. Jack’s induction marks the 8th Hall of Fame induction from Meridian Hills, joining the likes of John David, Bill Diddel, Wayne Timberman, Ed Tutwiler, Tom Meeks, Dick Stackhouse, and Trey Holland. Please RSVP the Indiana Golf Office by October 14th, if you are interested in attending

Off-Season Greens Fees For Guests

½ price greens fees will begin October 1st, after men’s closing day. 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 through Sunday.

11 October 2011

Golf Update

2011 Men’s Opening day Make-Up 1st Place: John Morrical, John Elbin, Bob Zoccola, Dave Bussard - score 104 2nd Place: Michael Woodside, Adam Seger, Adam Broderick, Brian Barrett - score 106 3rd Place: Matt French, John Fry, Pat Murphy, Chris Seger - score 108

Dave Bussard, John Morrical, Bob Zoccola, John Elbin

39th Annual Mr. & Mrs. Championship 2011 results 1st Place: Eric & Elaine Bedel - score 60 2nd Place: Frank & Becky Miller - score 62 3rd Place: Bill & Michelle Ferree - score 62

Elaine & Eric Bedel

2011 Grand Dads Championship

Rick Steele Champion: Rick Steele - score 69

Meridian Hills Cup Leaderboard 1st: John Elbin 2nd: Ken Stella 3rd: Bob Hebert 4th: Dale Barrett 5th: Jeff Lockwood 6th: Michael Woodside 7th: Bob Zoccola T-8th: Jack Woodside & Dave Bussard T-10th: Al Blake & Ken Wolff 12th: Bob Lowe T-13th: Larry Lett & Brian Wiegel T-15th: Matt French, Larry Ferger & Dallas Moorhead

2nd Place: Jack Woodside - score 70 3rd Place: Bert Wilhoite - score 70 12 October 2011

Jack Barber’s Golf Shop

Golf Update

Make sure you use up all your golf shop credit with the amazing $35 dollar sale! Steals include Polo, Peter Millar, Nike, Bobby Jones and Fairway & Green. Men’s and Ladies items are included on the sales rack as well. Collegiate & NFL Gear Now Available Football Fans or know a Football Fan? Well we have some great gift ideas for Birthdays, Christmas, or maybe for yourself! IU, Purdue, Butler and we even have some Colts gear still available.

$ 199 Driver Sale Need a new driver for the southern swing this winter or been demo-ing a driver this year? Well now’s the time to put that very important driver in your bag. Various Models of Ping, Cobra and Callaway Drivers are available. Sale Items also include 3 woods and hybrids. Ask the golf shop which driver will best fit your swing.

** Jack’s Christmas Open House ** Save the Date: Thursday, December 1st 5-8pm

Please RSVP in the Golf Shop for the biggest sale of the year. Christmas inspired gift wrapping will be available for every purchase. Come join us and enjoy the great selection, festive atmosphere, wonderful food, and fully stocked bar! Some Great Christmas Ideas………………… Lesson packages, range finders, rain gear, travel bags, ties, golf equipment, men’s luxury woven shirts, cashmere sweaters, and all of our wonderful fall apparel items in stock!!!

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October 2011 Sunday



Meridian Hills Country Club Wednesday



Saturday 1







Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm

Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm

Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm


Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm


Family Halloween Party

Clubhouse Closed



Clubhouse Closed

Clubhouse Closed

Clubhouse Closed Fall Wine Dinner

4 Dinner Special: Fried or Oven Roasted Chicken


11 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions


18 Dinner Special: Fish & Chips


25 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions


Pasta Night: Chicken Marsala

Pasta Night: Shrimp Diablo

Pasta Night: Vegetable Lasagna

Pasta Night: Cheese Ravioli




14 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet





Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet


Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet



Halloween Prime Rib Buffet

Clubhouse Closed

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November 2011 Sunday


Tuesday 1 Dinner Special: Fried Shrimp Basket

Meridian Hills Country Club Wednesday 2 Pasta Night: Shrimp Diablo

Thursday 3

8 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions



11 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet


15 Dinner Special: Fish & Chips



18 Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet


24 Thanksgiving Buffet




Friday Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Saturday 5

Chicago Shopping Trip


Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm


Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm


Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm


Sunday Breakfast Buffet 10am - 2pm


Clubhouse Closed


Clubhouse Closed

Pasta Night: Chicken Picatta Big Reds & Bubbles Wine Tasting

Pasta Night: Cheese Manicotti

MHCC Annual Meeting, 6pm



Clubhouse Closed

Clubhouse Closed

22 Dinner Special: Veal Liver & Onions


29 Dinner Special: Fried or Oven Roasted Chicken


Pasta Night: Chicken Parmesan

Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet

Pasta Night: Lasagna

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Club Hours of Operation Member Services Desk 317.255.2496 Tuesday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm Managers Office 317.255.2497 Tuesday - Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm Accounting Office 317.251.3636 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Accounting 317.251.3636 Jan Pyritz, Accounting Manager


Tennis Pro Shop Kids Club


Starting October 4th Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday Closed *The golf course will open around 8:30am Tuesday-Sunday*


Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm *with reservations*

Fitness Center

Dining Hours

Golf Pro Shop

Lunch Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm Breakfast Buffet Sunday only 10:00am - 2:00pm Sunday Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm *Reservations can be made by calling 255.2496*

Monday - Sunday 6:00am - 9:30pm *Call Fitness by Design at 574-0782 to schedule your MHCC orientation for unlimited access.*

Membership 317.860.1556 Lisa Strachota, Director of Membership

Catering 317.860.1536 Kelly Letzler, Catering Coordinator

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October Newsette 2011  

Newsette is the official member newsletter for the members of Meridian Hills Country Club

October Newsette 2011  

Newsette is the official member newsletter for the members of Meridian Hills Country Club