theCOVE Y APRIL 2019
OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF QUAIL RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB
Pictured: The proposed new 8th hole, illustrating the new right side fairway bunker and the coquina boulder wall along green
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Enjoying the Championship Lifestyle
Here at Quail Ridge Country Club, part of what sets us apart is our unparalleled sense of community and engagement with friends and family. Whether it’s gathering for world-class dining and special events at the Clubhouse, a game of golf with friends and neighbors, a round robin match on the Tennis courts, or day of pampering at the Spa & Fitness Center, there’s something for everyone in our beautiful community. With our full calendar of events and activities, we encourage you to join in on all of the fun and camaraderie happening around the Club this year! Enjoy your Championship Lifestyle We’ll see you around the Club!
Who Can You Call? Quail Ridge Country Club
3715 Golf Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33436 Main Number: 561-737-5100 South Gate: 735-7443 or 3300 North Gate: 734-2209 or 3301 Dining Reservations..............................................3337 Golf Shop.................................................3317 or 3318 Tennis Shop..........................................................3329 Spa & Fitness Center..............................................3540 Community Safety (Secretary)...............................3373 Community Safety (EMERGENCY).........................6000 General Manager/COO........................................3302 Clubhouse/Director of Operations........................3339 Marketing & Membership.....................................3306 Real Estate............................................................3377 Guest Rentals........................................................2309 Community Association........................................3304 Accounting.............................................3314 or 3315 Human Resources.................................................3310 Housekeeping.................................................3352 General Maintenance............................................3380
COV EY, noun a party or flock of birds, especially quail. . a group of people or things; a gathering; party The Covey Newsletter is published by the Communications Department: Dominique Jean-Jacques - Communications, Marketing & Membership Coordinator WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK! If you have a story idea, photo, article, or any suggestions, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you to our members, staff, and friends for their contributions to this publication and to our dedicated team of editors.
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Table of Contents From the top of the nest 5 P.O.A. President’s Report 6 Club President’s Report 7 General Manager’s Report 9 Membership Clubhouse 12 Director of Club Operations Report 13 Activities & Events Manager Report GOLF 14 Golf Updates, News & Events Tennis 22 Tennis Updates, News & Events 28 Featured Article South Course Reimagined Spa & Fitness 31 Spa & Fitness Updates, News & Events POA 33 POA Manager’s Report 35 Director of Community Safety Report Realty 36 Director of Real Estate Around Quail Ridge 38 Welcome New Members 40 In Memoriam the Covey | April 2019
from our family to yours!
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Dear Friends and Fellow Members, As the season begins to wind down this month, please allow me to update you on several important issues going on in the community. First, thank you for allowing me to serve as your POA President for the second year. It has been my pleasure to be a part of your elected officials, challenged with guiding us through some very important changes and decisions that will affect our community for generations to come. We are overwhelmed with your support and approval of the Merger of the Club and the Property Owners Association. The results, as announced this past Monday at the Called Special Meeting witnessed a 78% turnout of all eligible votes in the Community with a resounding 98% YES vote. This vote signals the beginning of an entire new governance structure for our community. We are very grateful for the multitude of your fellow Members that worked on this issue through Committee and Board service over the past three years. Their dedication and energy paved the way for this successful outcome. I also want to thank our entire management team for their efforts behind the scenes. I particularly want to recognize Barbarann Larrabee and Diana Ruiz for their extraordinary efforts on achieving the Condominium Declaration quorums for each Local Area. The Transition Committee will work with your management team all summer to be prepared for the October 1st, 2019 effective date. It will take many of us on a variety of Committees working with our management staff, legal counsel and outside audit firm to complete the myriad of details. Our
first priority will be to keep you advised as we progress. Also, late this summer we will begin to install the new Comcast equipment in our full-time resident’s homes. That will then create availability for our seasonal members to set up appointments upon return to have equipment installed and begin enjoying savings. Barbarann and her team will communicate regularly on this item as we near the installation dates. Our Long Range Planning Committee and management continue to review and discuss several very important initiatives. Some of them are: • • • • • • • •
South Gate renovation or relocation The completion of a land use plan Croquet Dog Park Repair or replacement of our walking paths Creation of a perimeter walking path Fitness-oriented lap pool and family pool Perimeter landscaping and fence replacement
Some of these are further along than others and some simply may not prove to be viable. In all instances, before any major project occurs, it will be discussed clearly with the entire membership. I hope you enjoy your Easter, best wishes to each of you for a great summer and thank you all for your dedication to making Quail Ridge such a special place. With warm regards,
Robert Liguori P.O.A. President the Covey | April 2019
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poa PRESIDENT A REPORT FROM OUR
B U L C PRESIDENT A REPORT FROM OUR
Dear Friends and Fellow Members, This is a fine opportunity to express my thanks for the great honor to serve as your new Club President. These are exciting times at Quail Ridge as we are on the cusp of the decision to merge with the POA. Though our season may be slowing down, construction is moving forward on two major projects. Let us all remember the great results of our beautiful Clubhouse as we waited for its completion. As you all know, the Merger results were announced this past Monday, April 8th at 10:00am in the main Dining room of the Clubhouse. The results surpassed our expectations with more than a 98% YES vote of those returning their proxies are being present in person. Our management team will have a summer full of work to merge the two entities into one, prepare a joint budget for consideration and have all of the documentation in place for an October 1st 2019 effective date. The South Course is officially closed and your Club Officers want to thank the staff for producing the â€œRenovation Revengeâ€? tournament and dinner as our last event. My wife and I joined 120 other members for a very memorable, creative and challenging, fun-filled afternoon of camaraderie. As usual, Carl, Chef Reza, and their team pulled out all the stops in food and beverage to add to the memories of the day. The contractor has officially begun the work and we urge you to stay off of the golf course at all times.
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The drainage and irrigation work will get underway immediately which means there will be many open holes on the golf course that could cause injuries. Also, please be careful as you drive through the community as there will be a large number of trucks and heavy equipment on our roads in the coming weeks. The work at the Fitness Center continues to progress nicely and we have an estimated completion date of July 2019. We will use the months of July and August to replace all of the equipment in order to be ready for a grand opening early this fall. Finally, I want to thank our staff for a great (albeit short) season this year. We had a very full schedule of golf, tennis, fitness and social events to keep our calendars busy. I would also really like to think the Food and Beverage team as they have come into their own this year with a very good year of service, menus, and special events. Our full-time employees interacted extremely well with our South African and Irish H2B employees to provide us a season to remember. Please accept my best wishes for a fantastic summer wherever your travels take you and I look forward to joining you in the fall as we celebrate the grand openings of our new Fitness Center and South Course. With warm regards, Joseph M. Cianciolo Club President
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A REPORT FROM OUR
general M ANAGER Dear Friends,
Wow! And just like that, the season is almost over! Without a doubt, this was my fastest season in my six years here at Quail Ridge. Everything was compressed this year in order to clear the deck for our South Course renovation project. The entire staff and I are very grateful for all of the positive comments that we have received throughout season. It is very easy to come to work when members are enjoying themselves! I dare say that from a management standpoint, this was also the busiest year that I have ever had with so many major projects and initiatives. Of course the big four were the merger of the Club and POA, the renegotiation of the new Comcast agreement, the Fitness Center addition, and all of the contract negotiations for the South Course renovation project. In addition to that, we have been working on the community-wide irrigation project and assisting all of the various Boards and Committees with other projects and issues. As many of you prepare to leave for the off-season, we will shift our attention to the successful completion and implementation of all of the projects and initiatives during the summer and early fall. We are thankful and appreciative for the trust that you place in our entire team to bring these projects to fruition. I also want to thank you for the way you used your Club this year. Our Fitness Center had a record year
in attendance, so the expansion is not a moment too soon. Tennis was busy all season with active leagues and Club play as well as a number of social events. Golf was as busy as ever and our team did everything they could to keep the South Course playable to accommodate all of the requests for play. The Clubhouse really came alive this year in its first full season of operation. It was a rarity not to find the dining room full almost every night. Chef Reza and his staff have done a fantastic job this year creating a fresh and ever-changing menu that always has great options. Carl, Rochelle, Derek and the entire front of the house from F&B prepared well during the offseason and provided our best year of service ever for our Members and their guests. We thank you for your support. Finally, as you know, we had our best year ever in real estate sales last year and we are off to a good start this year. The only way that we can maintain our positive energy and “keep the vibe alive” is for you to refer your friends and family to experience Quail Ridge. We thank you in advance for doing that! We look forward to keeping you informed of our progress in all areas this off-season and wish you a safe, healthy, and prosperous summer. With warm regards
William “Bill” Langley General Manager
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We're proud to announce our newest app! You read that right! We've got a new app and we're happy to share that it's now available for download on your mobile phone. This app will soon replace the Clubessential App you may have previously downloaded and is designed to offer many more time saving conveniences, while helping our staff to personalize your experience with name recognition technology. This new app will allow you to: • Quick and easy access to the member directory. • Request your car from valet or even your clubs from the bag drop. • Quickly book tee times, request dining reservations, request events, and order lunch or dinner. • Easily view dining venue information including dress code, menus and activities held within the club. Upon your first visit in the App, please enable location services and allow push notifications to get the full experience. This will allow you to receive special notices in a timely manner. HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE APP It is imperative that you have your login information for the Apple iTunes or Google Play Store. From there you will be able to search and download from the App Store "Quail Ridge" We will be offering a series of training workshops scheduled to assist with your first time use of the App and to answer any additional questions.
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Director of Membership & M arketing A REPORT FROM OUR
year, as the seasons change, the membership and marketing duties also transition. As we enter spring and look forward to summer, this is the time we focus on member satisfaction and activities for our year-rounders, while addressing special projects, marketing, budgeting, calendar planning and strategic initiatives. This is where we'll spend our time laying the foundation for a successful 2019/20 season and beyond. One of the most exciting and ambitious member projects we are launching this April is our new Pacesetter Membership App. This will replace the current app and serve as a much more robust tool to enhance your membership experience. The app will grant you access to virtually any service you would normally be seeking via the member website. This includes ordering take-out, making reservation requests, viewing events, booking tee times, and so much more. Perhaps most is exciting is the new Membership Directory which will automatically allow you to call, text or email a fellow member with the touch of a button. Look for more to come on this new addition! (article continues on page 10) the Covey | April 2019
AdS Seen On:
Web traffic and social media engagement has seen impressive increases in 2019, bolstered by strategic search engine marketing and digital campaigns. We continue to refine and implement our integrated marketing plan, targeting the best opportunities to share Quail Ridge with the world beyond our gates. This includes a social media campaign that has proven to be a huge driver in our web traffic and in garnering exposure to great prospects throughout South Florida and other target markets. Quail Ridge is currently being showcased as a cover story and feature article in Club & Resort Business along with ads in LINKS, Palm Beach Illustrated, and South Florida Business & Wealth print magazines. Please keep in mind, every Quail Ridge Member is a stakeholder in the Quail Ridge brand, and new media (i.e. Facebook) provides a very real opportunity to build brand equity. The power of positive
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word-of-mouth simply cannot be underestimated. Your voices have tremendous value in a business that thrives on referrals. If you use social media, please make a conscious effort to “like” the Quail Ridge Facebook and Instagram pages, share posted content or write a testimonial. Who better to communicate the lifestyle advantages of living and playing at Quail Ridge, than the very Members who can speak truthfully, from the heart, about their own experiences? That level of authenticity is invaluable in supporting our overall marketing efforts. Our digital ads continue to run on numerous high profile lifestyle, sports, and business-oriented websites. Most notably, The Wall Street Journal which has been very well received and the number of unique visitors to the Quail Ridge website and prospect leads has increased
significantly. I always welcome your comments and questions regarding our marketing efforts. Input from our members is a great way to continue to strengthen our digital presence in many areas. Keep in mind the success of a private country club is predicated on people – Members who are ready and willing to make a difference and contribute to a positive Club experience. Thank you for telling your friends about Quail Ridge and inviting them to the Club as your guests. Always remember to remind them, that while it’s a great place to visit, it is an even better place to live! Brian Merbler Director of Marketing & Membership
Events & Activities at Quail Ridge Easter Carnival Thursday, April 18 5:30 - 9:00 PM $40 Adults $30 Children Includes Live Entertainment, Food, and Carnival Rides In the Club Parking Lot & Short Game Area
Easter Animal Showcase Hosted by Busch Wildlife Friday, April 19 3:00 - 4:00 PM Complimentary Club Lawn | Club Casual
Seafood Extravaganza Buffet
Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Bunny Brunch
Friday, April 19 6:00 - 9:00 PM $90 PP | Quail's Nest | Club Casual
Saturday, April 19 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM $20 Adults | $15 Children Kid-Friendly Buffet Club Lawn & Quail's Nest
Easter Brunch Sunday, April 21 | 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM $50 | Buffet | Main Dining Room | Club Casual
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A REPORT FROM OUR
club operations My last sentence in the January
edition of the Covey turned out to be true. "I would have to say, if the mini-season provides us with any indication of what the future holds, this will be our best and busiest season ever!” WOW! What a prediction, and to see it come true every day in the clubhouse is truly a beautiful thing for all the staff. The members are enjoying the club the way it was envisioned to be used. It started with the fresh ingredient approach Chef Reza continues to provide, followed by the menu changes every three weeks. With the freshest
fish around, from sea to table, as well as a great wine list to enhance any dining occasion, we work hard to ensure every experience is a great experience. This season was a memorable season for many reasons! It would not have been possible without all of the seasonal staff hired to help enhance the Quail Ridge experience in addition to all the wonderful members. The season wouldn’t be as great without the staff, and for that I truly thank them for their hard work and dedication. The members embraced them as much as they embraced the members.
This season proved to be of great excitement. The members took full advantage of all the activities offered to them from bingo, trivia, speaker series, lectures, a bus trip, concert series, wine dinners, a scotch night, and bubbles and paint. These are just a few of the many events and activities provided to the membership this season. At any given day or night the functions held were only an added feature to the camaraderie within the Clubhouse while many still enjoyed their dining experience at The Quail’s Nest. I have to say I’m very pleased with the progress made from food to service this year compared to seasons in the past. With that being said, I also want to THANK YOU for all your patience with us over the season. We are committed as a team to make every event, every meal, and every encounter better than the last. I wish you a very relaxing and enjoyable summer and we look forward to your return for another wonderful and exciting season to come.
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Carl V. Horace - Director of Club Operations
activities & events A REPORT FROM OUR
As we venture into the summer months, we would like to thank the membership
for a wonderful season and the opportunity to present and execute events to make your time at Quail as fun-filled and enjoyable as we can. This season we were able to bring back many events the club did not have in the past years by filling the Main Dining Room for Lectures, Bingo and Trivia Nights. We even had a chance to go on a Bus Departure to see The Temptations & the Four Tops. We were thrilled to see over 600 people attend the Great Gatsby New Yearâ€™s Eve Gala where it was packed full of food, drinks, and dancing. It was an honor and privilege to be able to bring in the New Year with the Quail Ridge Family. Bingo also created an excitement for our membership with over 70 people in attendance every event. It was filled with food, drinks and the chance to win the grand prize of over $250! The excitement in the room along with the joy of spending time together was felt especially with Rochelle leading the room by calling the numbers. I can still hear her saying, "B7, B7, B-7!" In addition to those events, the members were able to continue to enjoy wine dinners, shows, painting, scotch and cigars, and plenty more. As we move forward, we donâ€™t want you to miss out on the upcoming events as we have our week long Easter Celebration. Starting off with a Carnival on Thursday, Animal Showcase on Friday, Bunny Brunch on Saturday, and we finish off with the grand Easter Brunch on Sunday. We would love to see you and your family with us for all, or at least some, of these festivities. For those of you that held private events with us this season, it was a true pleasure to assist in creating and celebrating memorable experiences with you. It has been an honor to share these special moments with you and your family and friends. Working with you all solidifies my love for assisting and creating unforgettable events. Thank you and we hope to see all of you at future events!
Derek Wilson Activities & Events Manager
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A REPORT FROM OUR
Dear Members, It’s hard to imagine spring is in the air and our celebration of the Easter holiday is just around the corner. With the Master’s Tournament set to begin, it signals another winter season at Quail Ridge will soon come to an end.
will be organized using three (3) waves of tee times; 7:30-9:30, 11:30 – 1:30, and 3:30-5:30. Also, reciprocal arrangements have been made to handle any North Course overflow. Please inquire with the Golf Shop for more information. As we look ahead to the summer months we open our doors and welcome back Summer Members. During this period we continue to offer golf opportunities at all levels: Men’s & Ladies Day, Thursday Shooters, Reciprocal Golf and so much more.
As the saying goes - “Time Flies When Your Having Fun!” This season has certainly flown by as we engaged in many social and competitive events, honored champions and enjoyed each For those members and seasonal staff heading others company. north, we say goodbye and wish each of you an I would like to thank the membership for their enjoyable and healthy summer. To our year-round continued support and participation of our members, the team looks forward to spending golf events. A considerable amount of time is more time together as we face the upcoming spent planning events that create unique and challenges and plans related to the South Course memorable moments. Thank you to Ronnie and Driving Range project. Grove, Golf Chairman, for his leadership and Lastly, thank you to the entire membership for vision of our program. their kindness and support of the golf operation. I I would also like to recognize the Golf and Green would like to thank all my team members for their Committee for their efforts throughout the South hard work and commitment to excellence. Our Course planning project and congratulate them goal is to deliver the best experience possible on a job well done. The golf restoration project is and we are fully committed to enhance the golfing officially underway as the South Course closed on experience. April 1.
Towards the end of month we will also shut down the Driving Range and Putting Green. In an effort to maximize daylight on the North Course, play 14 |
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“See You on the Links” Daniel Brosnihan III PGA Certified Director of Golf
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golf news and notes On April 1st, we officially closed the South Course and turned the reigns over to Bobby Weed Design for our golf course and practice area restoration project. We respectfully request that all members and guests stay completely off the course during construction. Signs and warnings are strategically posted throughout the community. We appreciate your understanding with these matters as we navigate through this exciting, yet challenging time.
Staff Directory Daniel Brosnihan III Director of Golf, Ext. 3342 Mike Korenoski Head Golf Professional, Ext 3297 Matt Corey Head Golf Professional, Ext 3296 Jessica Albright Lead Assistant Professional Nick Vrabic Assistant Professional Cody Sinkler Assistant Professional JoAnne Garifine Merchandiser/Buyer Golf Pro Shop Ext. 3317/3318
Golf Pro Shop Hours Daily | 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Bag Room Hours
Off to Augusta National On Sunday, April 7th, Nicole Gal, granddaughter of Brian & Sheila Sutherland, headed to Augusta National to compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt competition. Drive, Chip & Putt is an event that is put together between the Masters Tournament, the PGA of America, and the USGA. The event is a nationwide youth golf development program open to boys and girls, ages 7-15. Drive, Chip & Putt tested the competitors in the skills essential to playing the game of golf – accuracy in driving, chipping, and putting. The Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals aired on The Golf Channel, “Morning Drive." Gal, 15, won the Girls’ 14-15 age division by a one-point margin, finishing with 23 points total to edge out the competition. Gal collected the most points at the chipping portion, nabbing nine out of a possible 10 points, followed by eight at chipping and six at driving. This is the third Drive, Chip and Putt title for Canada in a row. Congratulations Nicole!
Daily | 6:00 a.m. - Dusk
Driving Range Hours Daily | 7:30 a.m. - Dusk
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Ladies’ Golf Association
It is hard to believe that another golf season at Quail Ridge has come and gone! This year’s calendar was full of weekly events and tournaments for all 344 members of the Ladies’ Golf Association to participate in. Overall the participation in all ladies’ events was the highest it has been in quite some time, which has been wonderful for the Club. Some highlights from the season include the Member-Guest, Rally for the Cure and Club Championship. The Member-Guest field was full with 48 teams enjoying a beautiful day of golf, live entertainment and a delicious luncheon organized by Diane Haden and the Committee. Special thanks to Linda Kibler and Kathy Vodak for their hard work organizing Rally for the Cure. 178 women played in this year’s event and combined, the 18 Hole LGA and the 9 Hole LGA raised over $22,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation of South Florida. The Club Championship was the last major tournament on the schedule and it was a wonderful event. Congratulations to Janet Kelly on her back-to-back Club Championship titles and earning the honor of being the Golf Road Cup captain for another year. Lastly, congratulations to Patty Sue Grove for her consistent play this year and capturing the season long LGA Cup! The LGA continues to grow in numbers and is grateful to each member for their continued support. As outgoing President, I welcome in Susan Annulli as new President and fully support her Board as they prepare the schedule for next season to ensure another year of increased participation and pleasant memories! We are all looking forward to seeing the newly renovated South Course in the fall and excited to start what is sure to be another successful year! Annette Hadley, President — Ladies Golf Association
Men’s Golf Association Much has happened since my last article as we have celebrated many M.G.A. sponsored events. Aside from the regular Men’s Day on Wednesday mornings, the following other major events were held. The one day Member-Guest Tournament was conducted and all were treated to a continental breakfast, ProV1 golf balls, an awards luncheon and recognition of winners. The annual Member-Member Team Championship was full with 180 players competing in 15 flights. Immediately following golf after day one, all participants were treated to a dinner cocktail party sponsored in collaboration with the MGA Hole-inOne Club. After the final match, Joe Pagano and Peyton Lake captured the coveted “shoot-out” which featured our new format along with an action station including food and beverages. Most recently the Match Play Championship was contested as MGA The Covey put their games to the 16 | April 2019 | Members test. Congratulations to those who found victory
in their flights and to the 2019 Match Play Club Champion, Carl Everett. Lastly, we celebrated our season ending event of Closing Day on March 27th. Golf lead the way with an A-B-C-D Scramble, followed by a complimentary dinner and drinks which will also serve as the annual Hole-in-One dinner. Henri Gagnon was the winner of the annual MGA “Charlie Bowie” Cup, Alton Russell captured the “Most Improved Player” award and all Hole-in-One makers were also recognized. As outgoing President of the MGA, I wish to thank my Board for our successes over my term and also the entire professional golf team for their efforts throughout the season, especially our direct liasons, Cody Sinkler & Mike Korenoski. Finally, I welcome Jim Bambrick as incoming President and fully support the efforts of the MGA to provide value and entertainment for your MGA membership. Dominic Taddeo, President - Men’s Golf Association
9 Hole Ladies’ Golf Association Is it really April already?? How time flies when we are having fun!
On January 10th, we Lady Niners made our way to Delray Dunes where our friends hosted a “Golf of Mexico” themed event. It’s always great to reconnect with those gals as we consider Delray Dunes a sister club - good friends and terrific golf! First place team: Nancy Siverd, Gina Pratt-Belisle, Jackie Geswell and Dolores Gaspari. The traditional Edythe Jaeger Founder’s Cup was held on January 22nd and 29th. It is always inspirational as we pay honor to Edythe Jaeger for her many contributions to the 9-hole LGA. We congratulate Heidi Hall for winning this years event. Our Member-Member event “Retro American,” organized by Nancy Jennings and Clare Lewis, had an amazing turn-out.The tables looked beautiful and the menu was delicious. First place team: Liz Holda, Lisa Perrin, Chantana Charoenpanitkul and Ellen Mesmer. Closest to the flagstick: Heidi Hall. Delray Dunes arrived at Quail Ridge on February 12th for the “Live, Laugh, & Golf” Invitational. Nicole O’Donnell set up a beautiful table décor, and we, once again, floored our guests with the fabulous food. Chef Reza was greeted to a warm round of applause!! When dessert was served, diets were tossed out onto the putting green!! First place: Kari Floren, Eva Chaney, Maureen Mosler and Ellen Mesmer. Closest to the line: Pam Henderson (DD), and Susan Gardner (QR), closest to the flagstick: Sue Seegers (DD) and Joan McNamara (QR).
Lady NINER NEWS
The Rally for the Cure event was organized once again by Vice President, Helen Weeks. The teams soldiered through rainy skies. Floating to first place: Deb Reynolds, Ann Gordon, Joan Baer and Betty Baby all sporting pink feather boas. Closest to the line: Gina Pratt. Closest to the flagstick: Nancy Wren. Winner of the golf club: Josette Evans. Special thanks to Muscle People: Nannette Hill and Perry Mesmer. Crowned as our new Club Champion, Chris Smack defeated Bardelle Offutt on the final hole of this match play championship event. Thank you to all the players who participated and came out to support the Lady Niners. We closed the season with our traditional putting contest and luncheon. Cindy Bolling took home first place after a wonderful display with her flatstick. Also, Kari Floren was recognized as the “Most Improved” player. Thank you to Cynthia Barnes for arranging our toasts, and our staff of Derek Wilson, Rochelle Figueroa, Chef Reza and golf professional, Nick Vrabic for their assistance. Last, but certainly not least, we say thank you and goodbye to the following board members: Lisa Perrin - President, Helen Weeks - Vice-President, and Nicole Ducharme - Treasurer. As we look to next year, we welcome in our new board members: Heidi Hall - President, Chantana Charoenpanitkul - Vice-President, and Kay Stumpf - Treasurer. The 9-LGA is forever grateful for your services! Ellen Mesmer, Publicity - 9 Hole Ladies’ Golf Association the Covey | April 2019
Ladies Member-Member January 15-17 Congratulations to the all the teams who placed in the Member-Member Team Championship. The Overall Gross winners were Janet Kelly & Patty Sue Grove and the Overall Net winners were Lynne Lamacchia & Diane Vincent.
Patty Sue Grove & Janet Kelly
Lynne Lamacchia & Diane Vincent
9-Hole Ladies - Edythe Jaeger January 22-29 The Lady Niners paid tribute to their founding member by competing in a 2-week ringer event - the Edythe Jaeger tournament. Congratulations to Heidi Hall for winning the traditional event.
Pam Brosnihan Memorial Tournament January 27 We celebrated the life of Pam Brosnihan by participating in the 5th Annual Pam Brosnihan Memorial Tournament. Although golf was cancelled due to rain, over 150 members and friends got together for the dinner and evening program. The evening focused around Pam’s junior golf event and her champions that were showcased in a panel setting. Both Nicklas Staub and Chloe Koveleski stole the show as they charismatically answered questions from our golf writer friend, Craig Dolch. The PMB Foundation Board is extremely blessed and humbled by the gracious support of those who donated. Thank you again for the support and honoring Pam in this very special way.
Pam’s Champions Chloe Koveleski & Nicklas Staub with Director of Golf, Daniel Brosnihan III
Ladies President's Cup
February 5-12 Played over a two week period, this individual eclectic ringer tournament was competitive to the end. Each player took their better score on each hole over the 2 rounds. The field was divided into 4 equal flights. Congratulations to the winners below. 2019 Winners Flight #1: Patty Sue Grove Flight #3: Jacqueline Nadon
Flight #2: Carole Sauvageau Flight #4: Jessica Flores
February 6-8 Celebrating it’s 24th year, the Men’s Member-Member event is undoubtedly the most popular MGA sanctioned event. Teams were placed into flights based on total team index. Each of the 15 flights were comprised of 6 teams and each team played a 9-hole match against each other. All flight winners competed in the final Shootout to determine the over-all champions. 18 |
2019 Overall Champion Joe Pagano & Peyton Lake
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2019 Invitational Champions Bill & Will Bruckmann
Competing in a 9-Hole Match Around format, 42 teams were seeded into flights of six teams. Each team played a 9-hole match against all the other teams in their flight. The winning teams in each flight then advanced to the coveted Shootout. Aside from the tournament competition, many other activities were arranged including various social engagements, gifts, prizes and entertainment.
Rally for the Cure
February 26 What a special day as Quail Ridge celebrated and supported the cancer organization, â€œRally For The Cure.â€? In conjunction with weekly Ladies Day, both the LGA & 9-Hole LGA participated in a scramble tournament style format coupled with many fun activities and special events. The LGA raised approximately $20,000 with heartfelt donations from all, including a sizable contribution from the Royal Bank of Canada. The Lady Niners raised over $2,000. Thank you to Linda Kibler and all the Committee Chairs for their support!
Couples Club Championship
March 2-3 The format for this 36 hole championship event was 9 holes of Shambles, 9 holes of Alternate Shot, 9 holes of Four-Ball and 9 holes Aggregate Stroke Play (Championship Flight Only). Teams were flighted according to total team handicap index. After the final round, a dinner and awards presentation was held to celebrate all winners.
Lucy & Danny Gelinas
Ronnie & Patty Sue Grove
9-Hole Ladies Club Championship
March 13-16 Congratulations to Chris Smack for capturing the 9-Hole Ladies Club Championship. Chris Smack defeated Bardelle Offutt on the last hole to capture her second title over a three year span.
9-Hole Club Champion Chris Smack the Covey | April 2019
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February 20-23 Definitely a highlight event of the season, The Invitational featured a fabulous assortment of activities which was enjoyed by everyone who participated. Ronnie Grove, Golf & Tournament Chairman, arranged a spectacular event that will be remembered by all.
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Quail Ridge Road Cup Champions
Staff Directory Director of Tennis: Scott Fleming Ext 3331 Operations Manager: Roberto Cortes Ext 3329 Head Pro & Director of Junior Tennis: Chris Harker Ext 3330 Senior Assistant Professional: Alex Bilotti Ext 3329 Tennis Pro Shop (Direct Line): 561-735-4530
Quail Ridge - Champions Quail Ridge - Delray Dunes Road Cup
Tennis Pro Shop Hours Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tennis Courts Hours Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Pickleball Hours Monday-Sunday 1:00 pm. - Sunset
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Ali Ferrara Love All Around
PASSING SHOTS WITH OUR
April 13 is our annual Member Appreciation Day. Stop by the Tennis Courtyard from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Complimentary Hot Dogs, Chips & Drink will be served to the first 100 members. It’s our way of saying thank you to all of our incredibly enthusiastic members who supported our tennis programs & leagues this year! Looking for an evening out with friends? Join us on Monday April 15 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM for our “Date Night Doubles” event. Burgers & Beers will follow. Sign up early! Guests & Friends welcome. For families visiting the week before Easter, we are offering a three day Junior Easter Clinic. The clinic will run Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 18, from 1:00 - 2:30 PM, ages 5-15. The clinic will focus on Fundamentals & Match play. Instruction is fast paced with 20 minute instructional stations. Contact the Tennis Pro Shop for more info. Pickleball enthusiasts! We currently have two Pickleball courts. They are located on the west side of the Tennis facility at the Practice wall area. Hours are 1:00 PM - Sunset 7 days a week. Paddles and balls are available for rent inside the Tennis Pro Shop. Organized play is on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 4:00 - 5:30 PM
then sign up for one of our fast paced Cardio Tennis Workouts ! Try it out...it’s a blast! Cardio Classes are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please contact the Tennis Pro Shop (Ext. 3329) for reservations and times. In May we will continue our Men’s Day Doubles on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays (All levels Welcome), the Ladies Club Doubles on Mondays & our Mixed Doubles Round Robin on Sundays. Contact the Tennis Pro Shop for more details. If you are remaining in South Florida during the off season, our Monday & Fridays Free Guest Days will begin on May 4th. Invite your friends & guests to play tennis and then possibly enjoy some lunch at our beautiful clubhouse. Guests are always welcome at Quail Ridge! For our members who will be heading north this month we wish you a fond farewell & safe travels home. Have a nice summer and play lots of tennis. We will see you on the courts again in the fall!
Interested in sharpening your doubles skills? We offer Shot of the Week Clinics and a Doubles Skills & Drills Clinic on Wednesday mornings. If you are looking for a strenuous fun group workout with music,
Scott Fleming Director of Tennis
USA vs Canada Tennis Challenge
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[ Tennis ]
Tennis Doubles Club Championships results January 18 & 19
Men’s Flight #1
Alex Delisle & Russ Cohen (Winner) Gary Stofft & Claude LaJeunesse (Finalist)
Women’s Flight #1
Adrienne Haag & Lisa Consigli (Winner) Joanne Grubman & Denise Dyck (Finalist)
Men’s Flight #2
George Kellner & Tom Hughes (Winner) Ron Laramee & Pierre Colas (Finalist)
Women’s Flight #2
Kathi Feit & Patti Horton (Winner) Cathy Rice & Debbie Holderness (Finalist)
Big win ahead of pickleball team launch First, a big thank you to Jim Good and the gracious folks at the Country Club of Florida for inviting us to play a round robin pickleball match at their courts. Six members of our pickleball group enjoyed the competitive play, along with the cold drinks, a professional scoreboard, and neighborly spirit. The Quail Ridge pickleball team has already played it's first match against another club and we're pleased to say that the final tally was Quail Ridge 6 - Country Club of Florida 3. Taking bows are, Gail Okoniewski, France Brault, Pierre Colas, Mo Poitras, Jeff Buckley, and Don Mullaney.
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Mixed Doubles Club Championships Results
March 16 & 17
Dan & Lisa Consigli (Winner) David & Adrienne Haag (Finalist)
Ron LarAmee & Diane Vincent (Winner) Richard & Laurence Pinsonnault (Finalist)
Eddie & Kathi Feit (Winner) Pierre Colas & Jan Langley (Finalist)
Tennis Excellence Awards “Night of Champions"
April 6 Congratulations to all of our award winners, tournament winners, tennis committee members, QR staff, and all of our supporters for another wonderful tennis season at Quail Ridge! Quail Ridge Tennis remains the Tennis Nest of South Florida!
Peter Jones - The 2019 George Sparling Center Court Award Winner with past winners Pam Carey, Gerry Leider, George Kellner, Judy Leider, Denise Porter and Joe D’Amelio.
Henri Gagnon - The 2019 Fred Fleming Sportsmanship Award Winner wth past winners Wendy Jones, Joe D’Amelio and Jan Langley.
Peg Barrett - The 2019 Betty Heard "Joy of Tennis" Award Winner with past winners Denise Porter, Francie Rourke, Tina O’Connor and John LaMacchia.
George Kellner - The 2019 Outstanding Leadership Award Winner (pictured with Lee McCarroll - new Tennis Chairperson)
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Alie Ferrara "Love All Around" Round Robin March 2
We love & miss you Alie! May you forever be in our hearts...
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QR Junior Tennis Weekly Junior Instruction [ Tennis]
Recreational Clinic Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 - 6:00 PM Competitive Clinic Tues.&Thurs. 4:30 - 6:30 PM Saturday Junior Development Clinic Beginners (Ages 4 - 7) | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Inter/Advanced (Ages 7 & up) | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Junior Tennis Team Recreational Clinic Inter-Club Matches January - May Saturdays 1:00 - 3:30 PM Play Days January - May Friday 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Saturday Junior Events & Tennis Camps April 13 April 16-18 Spring Doubles Round Robin Easter Jr. Tennis Clinic June 1 Parent/Child Tournament
June 3-7 USTA Jr. Tournament Training Camp
May 11 Tennis Charity Tournament June 10-July 5 Summer Jr. Tennis Camp Monday - Friday the Covey | April 2019
A fresh take on one of Quail Ridge's most prized possessions
Prior to becoming our prized
South Course, this area served as a thriving dairy farm from 1945 through the mid-fifties when the land was purchased for the development of Quail Ridge. Ahead of its development, the land was a combination of slash pine trees and flat lands where cattle grazed. In 1972, John Dodge along with a number of investors
purchased this land and began the development of Quail Ridge as a private golf community. In 1973, Mr. Dodge, a founding member of Quail Ridge, retained Joe Lee as the designer for the South Course. Mr. Lee summarized his approach to design in a brief statement, “I understand that there’s fun to be had in a good challenge – as long as the golfer
28above | April 2019 | The Covey Pictured (cover photo): The proposed new 8th hole, illus-trating the new right side fairway bunker and the coquina boulder wall along green
has a fighting chance to succeed”. He continued, “I don't think there should be any tricks on a golf course.” Simply put by Jack Nicklaus, “Joe Lee has never built a bad golf course.” The South Course opened with much fanfare in 1974. Since then the course has become our Members’ favorite for its challenging but fair layout that rewards strategy and accuracy, thus allowing the thinking golfer ample
Pictured above: The proposed new 6th hole, with screenings areas framing the right side and green set hard on the water along a coquina boulder wall
As with any great design, there comes a time when
it must be updated to maintain its stature and playability."
opportunities to level the playing field against the big strikers. The course has certainly entertained and challenged generations of Quail Ridge members and guests alike.
As with any great design,
there comes a time when it must be updated to maintain its stature and playability. The aging irrigation and general infrastructure is in great need of updating. In 2018, Mr. Bobby Weed and his golf design team presented their vision and renovation plans to the membership of Quail Ridge. Mr. Weed has designed and renovated over sixty courses
including Medalist and Michael Jordanâ€™s new golf course being constructed in Hobe Sound, Florida. He is certain to introduce a modern day design that Joe Lee would likely be proud of judging on how the game and technology has evolved.
The overall condition and sustainability of any course is often a direct reflection of the quality of its infrastructure. In the case of the South Course, we are taking every step to ensure delivery of a course that is designed for the long-term.
The South Course project began April 1st and we anticipate it to be completed in the late fall barring any potential weather related delays during the summer months. As most of you are aware, this is a full scale irrigation and course renovation. Relevant infrastructure items including drainage, irrigation, grasses, greens construction, bunker construction, cart paths and bulkheads will be addressed.
An exciting grand re-opening is in the works for the fall. We can hardly wait! We will be sharing periodic updates with you as the course progresses through its design phases. Stay tuned for exciting updates to come.
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General Maintenance A team you can count on to get the job done!
The General Maintenance Dept. can handle all your projects whether you are in town or away. We are available for all your service needs. Our trained staff can inspect and diagnose problems to determine the best correction. We can perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that the physical condition of your home is at its best. 30 |
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We have trained & skilled craftsmen in all these areas: Pressure Cleaning Hot Water Heaters Screen Repair Painting Complete Home Repairs Electrical Hurricane Shutters Carpentry Drywall Repairs Plumbing Gutter Cleaning Flooring Appliance Hook-ups Odd Jobs For Administration, please call: (561) 737-5100 ext. 3380 or 3384 For the Director of General Maintenance, please call: (561) 737-5100 ext. 3358
[ Spa & Fitness]
A REPORT FROM OUR
Spa & Fitness
Change is good and the Spa and Fitness Center is in the midst of massive change. Construction is on schedule and
other than forcing our yogis to ignore outside noises and channel their inner peace, we have had very little disruption to our daily activities. This "peace" we have come to find will be short-lived and will be disrupted soon as the roof will be removed and trusses will be added, connecting the new area with the old. We will be finding Group classes and Pilates a temporary home-locations will be posted. As we plan each room of the expansion, Quail Ridge is committed to excellence.
Staff Directory Director of Spa and Fitness: Lisa Haggas Ext 3541 Appointments & Reservations: Ext 3540
Spa & Fitness Hours of Operation Monday-Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
From floor to ceiling we are researching everything! Following the state of the industry guidelines - fitness has returned to basics with the addition of technology. Functional exercises that can be directed and monitored by yourself and your fitness professional, either through an app or a fob, is the way of the future. Our expansion is allowing Quail Ridge to tap into this new technology offering our
members an exceptional workout experience. The goal of your fitness team is to offer you a safe, functional workout area with plenty of open space. As the process continues we will keep you updated on all of the upgraded equipment. We are looking forward to the Fall and welcoming you home to a new and spacious facility. A special thanks to Col. Watson and the entire fitness committee for guiding us through this endeavor. Respectfully, Lisa Haggas Director of Spa & Fitness
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Invite Your Friends
to experience a championship lifestyle
From our Rentals Office: QR Guest Rental Program Whether youâ€™re coming down for vacation or visiting family and friends, make Quail Ridge Country Club your home away from home. Escape to your own unique, privately-owned condo in Kittiwake, equipped with a private kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Youâ€™ll also enjoy all of our amenities! Call our Rentals Office today to learn more at (561) 734-5292 or (866) 680-6822. May 1 to September 30
October 1 to December 19
December 20 to April 30
3 Bedroom, 3 bath townhouse with kitchen and living room
Unit Type 1 Bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse with kitchen and living room 2 Bedroom, 2 bath townhouse or terrace apartment with kitchen and living room
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A REPORT FROM OUR
Dear Friends, 2019’s Season will be in the history book soon. Time keeps flying and before you know it, you’ll be playing on your newly renovated South Course. This Season was very eventful and there are a lot of changes and improvements on the way. Some of the items to keep an eye out for include: • The vote to merge the POA & Club is scheduled on April 8th. • New Cable & Internet Services rolling out in September. More information will be distributed regarding deployment events and other ways to obtain the new services. • Automated garbage collection for Village and Villa owners. Wheeled cans will be delivered in September with automated services starting in October. As you pack up for the summer, here are a few things to think about before departing: It is important to arrange for regular inspections of your unit to make sure that your home is secure and protected from leaks, humidity (mold), and other hazards that may arise. Quail Ridge can assist you with arrangements for this type of service, call Housekeeping at extension 3352. If you have someone other than Quail Ridge watching your unit, please notify Community Safety with this information. If you do not have a service, which we do not recommend, here is a checklist of items to take care of: - Make sure all electrical appliances are disconnected. - Unplug TV’s, and computers. Keep Comcast boxes connected and plugged in, so program updates can be downloaded to the boxes. - Turn off the main water valves, valves to the water heater, under the sinks and toilets. - Make sure your bike is stored and tagged in your bike barn or your unit.
- Contact the Post Office to have your mail forwarded - Contact the accounting office to have your Quail Ridge mail forwarded to your northern address. - Discontinue your newspaper. - Have your phone forwarded. - Do not disconnect your phones if you have an alarm system. - Lock all windows and doors. - Do not leave valuables in your residence when you are away - Notify Community Safety of your departure and make sure they have a northern contact information. - Verify with Community Safety that they have a key to your unit, in the event of an emergency - Make sure all outdoor furniture, plants, planters, umbrellas… etc., are brought inside. No items are to be left outdoors. Contact General Maintenance at extension 3380 to be placed on the Hurricane Shutter Closure List. Thank you for allowing me to serve Quail Ridge as your Community Association Manager. It truly is a privilege and a fantastic place to work. Have a great summer and we’ll look forward to seeing you in the fall. Best regards, Barbarann Larrabee, LEED AP, CMCA Community Association Manager
The 2018 POA & Condominium Annual Reports are now available! Please visit the Quail Ridge Member Website under POA Documents and Policies. Hard copies can also be requested by calling the Business Center. the Covey | April 2019
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POA M ANAGER
BULK CABLE & INTERNET SERVICES UPDATE Quail Ridge Property Owners Association has entered into a new 10 year contract for bulk cable and internet services with Comcast/Xfinity. The cost of the new services are included in your P.O.A. assessment. Quail Ridge arranged for a two-stage deployment; new services & equipment delivered starting September 1, 2019 and installation of fiber optic cable to begin in April 2020. Here is some information about what to expect, when the new services take effect and the services being offered.
Another item that is not included in the bulk agreement, but is discounted for members is a telephone landline. The cost for a telephone line is $25/month for the duration of the contract and includes unlimited calls to the USA and numerous countries, including Canada.
3. Attend a scheduled deployment event to be held onsite (Business Center or Clubhouse) after September 1st and make an appointment for Comcast to install the equipment. There will be several events scheduled and they will be scheduled by Area. Please be advised, if you opt to take equipment at an event to install yourself, you will be waiving the “free one-time professional installation and Home Integrity check (see option 2 above).
This August you will receive information from Comcast via a mailing, advising that the services will be provided by Quail Ridge starting September 1, 2019. You will have three options (see below) to obtain the FIBER OPTIC CABLE new services. The options are INSTALLATION The new contract will provide only available (after September Following the deployment of the each unit owner the following 1st): services and equipment, Comcast services and equipment: will begin the construction phase OPTIONS TO OBTAIN SERVICE to install the fiber optic cable. • High Definition Technology – AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 The fiber optic cable installation will begin by April 1, 2020 and • Upgraded channel lineup - 1. Call Comcast at 1 (800) is expected to be completed by Digital Preferred and HBO 934-6489 and schedule an December 31, 2020. appointment for a one-time free • High Speed Internet – Blast professional installation, which Finally, this installation and (150 Mbps) includes a Home Integrity check. deployment is a very large task. NOTE: Quail Ridge recommends The Comcast Team will work to • Equipment included: this option and strongly urges minimize any and all disruptions • One (1) Main Digital X1 residents to take advantage of to your service and the enjoyment Platform Voice Command Cable the free installation and Home of your property. We simply ask Box with any room DVR and Integrity check. for your patience and assistance Voice Command Remote in the timely reporting of any • Two (2) Companion 2. Go to the Comcast store issues that you encounter, so that Digital XI Voice Command Cable and pick up the equipment and our Community Management Boxes and Voice Command install yourself. NOTE: Quail team can assist you immediately. Remotes Ridge does not recommend this • One (1) Internet Wireless option. If the installation is not We look forward to working with Gateway Modem successful, the “free one-time you as we continue to improve professional installation” has Quail Ridge! • Fiber Optic Cable to be been waived and the owner will installed to the buildings. be charged if Comcast has to come out. 34 |
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Reminder of the Rules and Regulations as it
As the season comes to an end, please continue to be assured that you’re Community Safety Team pertains to pets: will be here around the clock keeping your homes 1. Pets must be kept quiet when inside your home. and the Community Safe and Secure. For those of you who will be here for the summer, as always, 2. They must be leashed and attended to at all don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions times when outside of your home. or if we can be of any assistance. 3. Droppings must be picked up and disposed of by the owner.
To our members heading north for the summer, please review the following information:
4. Pets are not permitted in or around the swimming pools. They must be kept away from the golf course, clubhouse, fitness center and tennis complex.
• Please notify the Community Safety Department of your approximate departure and return dates by contacting Laura Kenney at 737-5100 ext. 3373. The more information you provide, the better we can respond to any situation that may involve your home.
5. Most important, No owner’s pets shall cause any nuisance to other unit owners.
• Members that maintain alarm systems in their homes should NOT have their telephone lines disconnected. If you disconnect your telephones and an emergency at your home arises, Community We need your assistance in keeping everyone Safety as well as the Central Dispatch Center safe by remembering the following: would fail to receive the alarm signal, since all alarms are transmitted over the telephone lines. • The speed limit on Quail Ridge roads is 25 MPH. • There will be many auto transports and moving • Please obey all stop signs and other traffic vans arriving in the weeks to come. Please signals. remember to instruct the drivers that they must • Don’t overcrowd golf carts. Only load your golf enter the community via the North Gate on carts with the number of passengers that it was Boynton Beach Blvd. Inform either gatehouse of their impending arrival dates. It is also imperative designed for. One person per seat! Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to that when hiring a moving van to pickup furniture or boxes, please consider the area in which you operate golf carts. reside. Some of the larger trucks and trailers • Garage doors are to be kept closed at all times, are unable to drive into the subdivisions without except to permit ingress and egress. causing considerable property damage. Quail Ridge Community Rules and Regulations While we generally enforce the community’s rule state that automobile covers are only to be used that limits commercial traffic between the hours from May 1 through October 31. 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, Please remember, not everyone is a pet person. Be mindful of others space and do not allow pets to approach or jump on other people.
we will, with Advanced Notice, waive that
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DIRECTOr of Communit y A REPORT FROM OUR
simply let us know that they will require a key, and then tell the vendor to sign out the key each restriction due to the unpredictable schedules day at the South Gatehouse. This will allow us of these out-of-state vendors. to track their activities. (continued on page 34) • Use of Residence - In your absence, please • I would like to remind everyone to continue plan ahead when having guests that will be to be thorough this summer when hiring staying at your residence. A Use of Residence vendors, contractors, domestic help, etc. Be form must be completed and either forwarded sure that they are properly licensed, insured, by fax to (561) 364-0238 or emailed to lkenney@ and bonded. Legitimate companies will have quailridgecc.com well in advance of your no problem providing such information, and guest’s arrival. This keeps us well informed of anyone who seems reluctant or cannot provide who is coming and going, so that we can keep documentation should be considered suspect. a watchful eye on the community. Once a contractor begins work, we recommend Thank you and as always, please stay safe! that access to your homes be controlled as Eric Price strictly as possible. Do not give keys to anyone. Director of Community Safety When the vendor is placed on your guest list,
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I’m pleased to tell you sales are strong again this year! Quail Ridge has had 21 sales, 13 new members, since January 1st.
Buyers see Quail Ridge as a beautiful community, an enviable lifestyle, an enticing value, and a strong investment for the future. The new clubhouse has a real “WOW” factor and makes for an exciting, resort-like experience! Potential members feel the warm hospitality extended by everyone they encounter and comment to us frequently what a welcoming atmosphere they sense in our community. April is the time when so many of you head “up north”, so I wish you well in your summer travels. Think of us often and please tell your northern friends and neighbors what a fabulous, WARM winter you just had. As always, we invite you to call us at any time to discuss our services. We are here to assist you in making a smooth transition, whether moving in, out, or just across the street in Quail Ridge.
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Bridge Club News
[ Clubs & Activities]
By Linda Russell
The Quail Ridge Bridge Club enjoyed a very busy season with record numbers of players participating in sanctioned bridge events, averaging about 16 tables at each week’s games. Milestones are achieved by ACBL members as they work to earn valuable points towards “Life Master” status. Some notable recent achievements are: Judy Haverkamp-- Silver Life Master, (accruing 1000 MP’s), Chuck Holderness--Club Master, Rich Dunn—Sectional Master, Linda Russell--Regional Master, and Douglas Carlson--NABC (National Association Bridge Championship) Master. Plans are being made to have lessons for beginner and intermediate Members next season. Stay tuned for more information. “Sunshine Bridge News” is a quarterly magazine that is sent to all ACBL members in District 9. District 9 is one of 25 districts created by the ACBL, and is responsible for maintaining standards (which are set by the ACBL) and running regional bridge tournaments. Their website is: www.district9acbl.org. TOP TEN GOODWILL GESTURES IN BRIDGE (from “Sunshine Bridge News”) 1. Greet and welcome opponents. 2. Always say, “Director, Please.” 3. Lead or place dummy before you write. 4. Mentor a new player. 5. Say, “Thank you, Partner.” 6. Compliment opponent’s play. 7. Discuss hands after the game. 8. Accept defeat and victory with grace. 9. Leave a tidy table. 10. Smile often. The QRBC would like to thank Linda Randall and Diane Haden for their time, energy, and effort in the planning of our Pizza Parties this season. Hope to see you at the Bridge Table!
Duplicate Bridge Ladies' Bridge Ladies' Bridge Texas Hold Em' Men's Bridge
Anyone can join!
John & Judy Haverkamp Patricia Anderluh Mary Fitzpatrick Anita Vandeventer Jack Vollmer
Mondays at 6:45 PM, Wednesdays at 1 PM Mondays at 9 AM Tuesdays at 9:30 AM Tuesdays at 1 PM Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 PM the Covey | April 2019
We are delighted to welcome our newest members of the Club. Please be sure to give them a warm welcome if you see them around the Club! Charles & Susan Baby | Golf Members (Kittiwake)
Charles and Susan are from Winnetka, Illinois. Charles and Susan have been coming to Quail Ridge since 1980, visiting Charles' parents, Anne and Henry Baby. Charles is retired and Susan is a Realtor. They are also members at Old Willow Bath & Tennis in Northbrook, Illinois.
Jacques Bernier & Chantal Gaudreau | Golf Members (Shelldrake)
Jacques and Chantal join us from Quebec City, Quebec. Jacques is a retired Pharmacist and graduate of Laval University. Chantal is a retired Accounting Manager. They are also members of Royal Quebec Golf Club in Boiscatel, Quebec, Canada.
R. Britton & Karen Colbert | Social Members (Green Heron)
R. Britton and Karen Hanley Colbert have joined us from Sewickley, PA. Britt graduated from Mercersburg Academy and Univ. of Denver and Karen from The Masters School and Garland Junior College. Britt continues his career as a Hotel Litigation Consultant. Karen is a Photographer. They are also members at The Gulfstream Bath & Tennis Club.
Laura & David Duchateau | Golf Members (Azalea)
David and Laura are legacy members of the late Joseph & Anita DuChateau. David and Laura are from Brookfield, Wisconsin where David is President of Ring & DuChateau, LLP, an engineering consulting firm and Laura in customer service for Pet Supplies Plus. David is a graduate of Marquette University while Laura is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
Michael & Audrey Fenbert | Golf Members (Kingfisher)
Michael and Audrey are from Downers Grove, Illinois. They are both graduates of Western Michigan University. Michael is currently VP of Sales at Ware Industries, a manufacturing company. Audrey is a retired Special Education Teacher.
Jean-Guy Gourdeau & Christina Roberts | Golf Members (Kittiwake) Jean-Guy and Christina are from Quebec, Canada. They discovered Quail Ridge as Stay & Play members. Jean-Guy is a graduate of McGill University and is currently President and CEO of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. Christina is a Wellness Coach. They are also members of Royal Montreal Golf Club in Quebec.
Carl & Jane Journeay | Golf Members (Bobwhite)
Carl and Jane are from Hampton, New Hampshire. Carl owns an insurance company. Jane is retired. They also belong to Abenaqui Country Club in Rye, New Hampshire and Atlantis Country Club in Atlantis, FL.
Lindsay Hardesty | Golf Members (Kittiwake)
Lindsay is from Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a MS in Biology. She previously taught in a local college She is also a member of Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Maryland and St. Andrews Club in Delray.
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Timothy & Mary McCaughey | Social Members (Limeberry)
Alain Massicotte & Maryse Allaire | Social Members (Sanderling)
Alain and Maryse are from Quebec, Canada. Alain is a graduate of Laval University and currently is a partner at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon. He leads the Infrastructure, P3 and Project Finance practice group. Maryse was in the fashion design industry.
Joseph & Judith Pagano | NR Golf Members
[ New Members]
Timothy and Mary have joined us from Minster, Ohio. They were Stay & Play guests last year. Tim is a graduate of Albion College and President of Coldwater Machine Company. Mary is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is a registered nurse at Wilson Home Care and Hospice. They also belong to two other Michigan clubs including Huntsman Hunt Club in Dryden and Huron River Club in Farmington.
John and Judith are from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Joseph is a partner at Jardine & Pagano, P.A. Judith is CEO & President of Kevco Electric, a highway construction company, which she recently sold. They are also members of Essex Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey.
Jim & Cindy Rhodes | Social Members (Mallard)
Jim and Cindy Rhodes join us as full-time resident members and are previously from Quogue and Manhattan, NY. The Rhodes rented here for a couple years prior to joining and before that were Non-Resident Tennis members. They have a 15 year old daughter named Madison and a 1 year old mini golden-doodle named Bailey. Jim is a retired attorney. The Rhodes are also members at Shinnecock Yacht Club in Quogue, NY.
Alain Robinson & Marsha Broadwell | Golf Members (Green Heron)
Allen and Marsha join us from Boca Raton, FL. Allen is a Managing Director at FTMC Loans. Marsha is a retired mortgage banker. They are also members at Boca Raton Resort and Club.
Frank & Sally Scorzetti | Golf Members (Sanderling)
Frank and Sally are from Paoli, Pennsylvania. Frank is a graduate of Villanova University and a Flexible Packaging Account Representative. Sally is a graduate of West Virginia University and retired. They are also members at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Robert & Jo Sterling | Golf Members (Meadowlark)
Robert and Jo Sterling join us from Charlotte, North Carolina. Robert is a CoFounder of a private security firm and Business Segment Manager within the paper industry. Rob and Jo also belong to Quail Hollow Club and Charlotte City Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, DeBordieu Colony in Georgetown, South Carolina, and Diamond Creek in Banner Elk, North Carolina.
Paul Villemaire & Deborah Koslowsky | NR Golf Members
Paul and Deborah are from Nashua, New Hampshire. Paul owns a manufacturing business and a redevelopment company which builds single and multi-family homes in New Hampshire & Massachusetts. They are also members at Vesper CC in Massachusetts, Pine Tree in Boynton Beach and TurtletheCreek Jupiter. Coveyin| April 2019 | 39
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Our condolences to their families
2019-2020 QUAIL RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB BOARD OF GOVERNORS PRESIDENT | Joseph M. Cianciolo VICE PRESIDENT | Wayne Shovelin SECRETARY | Gordon Broom TREASURER | Frank Di Tomaso
Julie Anderson Gordon Broom Harry Cain Dave Chick Deborah Coons Ronnie Grove
John Haverkamp Richard Latham Bob Liguori James Meeks Joanne Patterson Steve Smith
P.O.A. AND CONDOMINIUM OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE P.O.A./CONDO PRESIDENT | Robert Liguori P.O.A./CONDO VICE PRESIDENT | Brian McGarry P.O.A./CONDO TREASURER | Dominic Taddeo P.O.A./CONDO SECRETARY | Christina Berry
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Samantha Bates B. W. (Bill) Franks Rich Latham Pat Starshak Marie St. Pierre
The April 2019 newsletter of Quail Ridge Country Club