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May 2018

The Oaks Club EST 1984

Inside this Issue: New 2018-19 Board of Governors – Page 3 Oaks Festival of the Arts – Page 10 OAEC Sunrise to Sunset Rally– Page 19


Club News Membership Update

Quarterly Membership Update

Please join us in welcoming our • Ending 3/31/2018 there have newest members for the month. been 17 Real Estate Transfers vs. Equity William McGuire and Carolyn Ryzewicz Greg and Connie Carlson Marty and Marsha Thompson Ken and Nora Smith Social Xiaoyu Chen and Jinxia Deng The Oaks Club Directory Reservations: 941-966-2161 Membership: 941-966-5415 Tennis Shop: 941-966-3605 Golf Shop: 941-966-2191 Accounting: 941-966-4808 Fitness: 941-441-1864 www.theoaksclub.com

The Order of the Eagle 2018 Members: Mike and Pat Bernal-Silva Don and Mary Carlson, Jr. Stephen and Jean Ewing

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7 for the same period prior year. Of the 17 year-to-date, 8 have been Member-to-Member As of April 1, 2018, there are an additional 11 pending sales with contracts.

Thank you for your cooperation during the transponder exchange. From January 1 until April 4, 1,248 new transponders have been issued.  Special thanks to the HOA presidents from all communities who assisted in the communication, Tony Zumbano, Kathy Zumbano, Butch Dell, Joe Rhyne, and Tony Federico for their tireless efforts.  Special recognition to Ginger Rueckert and Dorothy Van Fleet for their weekends, their patience, and their countless hours of administrating the process.

The Oaks Club Hours of Operation May 14 – June 1, 2018 The Tavern and Glen Room Dinner Hours Tuesday – Thursday: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

The Grille Room Breakfast: Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch: Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Bar closes at 5:00 p.m.) Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Golf: Monday: Course open 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m. Sunday: 7:30 a.m.

Golf Shop: October 1- May 31 Sunday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. June 1- September 30 Sunday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Practice Facility: Tuesday - Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to ½ hour before dark Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to ½ hour before dark (CLOSED 1:00 -3:00 p.m.)

Tennis: October to May Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In Memoriam:

The Board of Governors, Members, and Staff of The Oaks Club extend their deepest sympathy to the families of Mr. Robert Chafee and Mrs. Barbara Newsom.

June to September Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WellFit Center: Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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General Manager's Message Dear Members, For those of you traveling to your northern homes, safe travels, and until we see you again, we will keep the lights on and the good times rolling. For those who stay with us, this is not the end, this is the beginning. If you were unable to attend the Annual Meeting, please be sure to review the presentation which is available on the website under the Board Tab. Topics included: year-end financial results, an update on the Club’s progress with its branding and marketing efforts, an update on the status of the Casual Dining Project centered around the Grille and Kitchen, and the validation and announcement of the election of the new Board members. The Club’s 2017 audited financial statements are also available on the Member side of the website, and copies are available in the Administration Office. The Annual Meeting, which takes place on the first Thursday of April, is our annual transition of the Board of Governors. Please join me in thanking our “graduating class of 2018,” Mrs. Carolyn Butler, Mr. Bob Keller, and Mr. Carl Koch. Please also join me in welcoming our new Board members serving a three-year term, Mr. Paul Beggan, Mr. Sam Strickland, and Mr. Mike Wallace. Our award-winning staff added some amazing credentials as our golf team was recognized by the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). First Tim Beckwith, our Director of Golf was honored not only with the Bill Straufbaugh’s award for greatest contributions in the mentorship of fellow professionals, he also received the Horton Smith award for education. The team of Matt Pivko and Julia Schreuder were awarded the Merchandisers of the Year. Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13 this year. This is our annual bittersweet day at the Club as we pay tribute to moms alike with a bountiful buffet, beautiful flowers, and live entertainment, but we will also be saying our farewells to our international staff as they travel either up North or back home. Please assist me in wishing them well with fond farewells and warm hugs. We will be excited to see them again back in October.

Enjoy the May flowers!

Jeff

941-966-6717 jhartigan@theoaksclub.com

Please Join us in Welcoming The Oaks Club’s NEW 2018-2019 Board of Governors: Terry Tubaugh, President 966-3311, Class of ‘19 president@theoaksclub.com Michael Lonier, Vice President 201-741-9528, Class of ‘20 mlonier@gmail.com Steve LaHood, Secretary 508-317-8058, Class of ‘20 srlahood@aol.com Sam Strickland, Treasurer 966-2834, Class of ‘21 strickland_sam@bah.com Paul Beggan 735-4554, Class of ‘21 pebeggan@gmail.com Doug Casey 966-9434, Class of ‘19 dougalcasey@gmail.com Claudia Latona 556-9525, Class of ‘19 cjlatona@gmail.com Lou Richardson-Rhyne 918-8917, Class of ‘20 Lourichardsonrhyne@gmail.com Mike Wallace 918-1961, Class of ‘21 mpwallace2@hotmail.com www.theoaksclub.com

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Tennis

Pro From the Net Tennis Shop News

Congratulations to the 3.0 Ladies Tri Cities Team! Our amazing team compiled a record of 15-2-1 and finished in FIRST PLACE narrowly edging out Waterford by 1 point. Team members include: Mika Beckstead, Marianne Cohen, Ann Donelly, Maureen Drackett, Brook Dresser, Jennifer Gerardi, Tatiana Ginger, Debbie Gould, Lucy McCullough, Kathryn Mullin, Cassie Nisbet, Kristin Pantone, Maria Pradella, Carol Soule, Maria Sutton, Peggy Vahle, Julie Vardan.

The Tennis Staff would like to say a big thank you to Marianne Cohen, Carol Soule, and Debbie Gould for their tireless efforts to put together a beautiful Tennis Gala for the end of our season. It was a fantastic and well-attended event, and we truly appreciate their enthusiasm in making it a fun evening for all. We wish all of our friends travelling Tennis staff members Brian Axelrod, Patsy Lucas, and Director of Tennis north a great summer. Tom Whitten joined the ladies at the Field Club where they accepted the first place at The Tri Cities Ladies award banquet. Don’t miss our USTA Tournament beginning May 20.

Tom Whitten Director of Tennis

The Oaks Club Tennis was able to sponsor another horse “Lucky” with funds raised of $5,270! Kevin Harlan, Sharon Swan Harlan, Don Swan, Dana Johnston-CEO InStride therapy, and Vickie Johnson.

Congratulations to the 3.0 Ladies Tri Cities Team!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the InStride Equine Therapy Round Robin. Special thanks to Vickie Johnson for all of her hard work and dedication to making this event a success, again!

Don Swan, Tennis Director Tom Whitten, Joe North, and Steen Carstensen at the Suncoast Senior Men's Tennis League End of the Season Awards Lunch.

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Food and Beverage It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of season. Soon, we will say goodbye to our seasonal staff. They will be leaving us on May 14, 2018, with their last day being Mother’s Day. We are sad to see them leave but excited that we had the opportunity to have some of our staff from last season return and were able to give new seasonal staff this wonderful opportunity. They’ll have many treasured memories of their time here with us to cherish for years to come, and so will we, as they have become part of The Oaks Club family. We will continue our relationship with Workaway again next season, which will allow us to bring some staff from this past season back and to have some new faces here as well. As summer is right around the corner, please mark your calendar for the Annual Summer Maintenance Shutdown of the Clubhouse. For those new Members, on an annual basis, we use this time to complete preventative maintenance projects and to undergo deep cleaning of the Clubhouse. In addition, we use this time to give many of our Clubhouse employees much needed time off to utilize their vacation time. We thank you for your patience from August 13 – August 27, when the Clubhouse will be closed for this important annual maintenance regiment; all other Club operations will be open normal business hours.

Mother’s Day

Champagne Brunch

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Reservations: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $45 per Member / $15 Children 4-12 Children under 3 are complimentary Jackets requested Menu Soup Station Chilled Strawberry Champagne Wild Salmon Chowder Cold Table and Raw Bar Smoked Salmon Platter ~ Maine Lobster Salad Country Pâté Terrine ~ Charcuterie Platter Assorted Berries Carved Prime Rib Action Station Corned Beef Hash Key Lime Herb Fingerling Potatoes Spinach and Broccoli Assorted Desserts

We have had an exceptional season here at The Oaks Club, but our success relies on the support of our membership. I would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing all of you around the Club. Never hesitate to stop by, say hello, or reach out with any questions or suggestions.

Holly Farrell

Director of Clubhouse Operations

Reservations Call: 941-966-2161 www.theoaksclub.com

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Food and Beverage

Sundried Cranberry Crusted Chicken

Croquet

Croquet News

One of the highlight events this spring was the Annual Inter Club Golf Croquet Tournament with the Sarasota Ingredients: Community Croquet Club (SCCC), which was played on • 2 boneless, skinless chicken the SCCC home courts in Venice. The Oaks Club fielded breast a large team of players, which consisted of Bob and Mary Ann Fisher, Les and Mary Anne Taufen, Diccon and Delfina • kosher salt and black pepper Masterman, Dave and Joanne Beinner, Barb and Carl • 2 cups panko bread crumbs Calandra, Erik and Ellen Nielsen, Rosalie Phillips, Dave • ½ cup sundried cranberries • ½ cup all purpose flour or Keeley, Dan Long, Neil Comber, Greer Houston, Bolton Drackett, Bob Noyes, Colin Coolican, Claudia Latona, and corn starch Peter Ferrucci. The Oaks Club team played very well, but • 1 cup egg whites alas, the SCCC competition was the better team in the • 2 tablespoons extra end. The tournament was followed by a reception with virgin olive oil welcoming food and refreshments, where the players Preheat oven to 375˚F. Pulse cranberries and bread socialized and recounted their respective croquet day crumbs in a food processor. Dip chicken into flour, highs and lows. then egg whites. Pat bread crumb mixture onto both sides of chicken. Sauté lightly on each side, finish in The final Intra Club Croquet Tournament of the season was the oven for 8 – 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite the Six Wickets Croquet Singles Championship. Six wickets is generally considered to be the more sophisticated and side or a salad. challenging game of croquet, when compared to golf Enjoy! croquet. Whereas many and most croquet players can learn and compete in golf croquet in very short order, six wickets is more difficult, and the rules more complicated. Only the best and most experienced players compete Executive Chef in the six wickets tournament. Congratulations to Sue Lawrence for winning the title for the second year in a row. She defeated Bob Fisher for the title in a closely contested match. And finally, congratulations to the Oaks Women’s Club on Monday, May 28, 2018 their Inaugural OWC Golf Croquet Tournament, and to the twenty-four OWC competitors who impressed with their Reservations: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. skills and spirit.

James Pampinella

BBQ at the Clubhouse

See you on the courts.

Dave Keeley President

$30 per Adult / $15 Children 12 & under

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Croquet

Sue Lawrence coaching the OWC ladies.

Instructions for the SCCC versus TOCC tournament.

Ellen Nielson.

Dave Beinner.

Diccon and Delfina Masterman.

Bolton Drackett, Rosalie Phillips, Bob Noyes.

Claudia Latona, Colin Coolican.

Mary Ann Fisher, Les Taufen, Joanne Beinner.

Barb and Carl Calandra.

Russ Cuccia, SCCC Captain accepts trophy from Dave Keeley.

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The Oaks Women’s Club

The President’s Corner

OWC Fashion Show

Excels!

The love and support of the Oaks Women’s Club was all around the Ballroom at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon on April 11. Fifteen amazing young women were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship to further their education goals. Each scholar had an amazing personal story that helped develop her drive for excellence! Photos of our scholars will Fashionistas filled the Ballroom at the Annual OWC appear in the June/July Oaklore. Fashion Show in March. Evelyn & Arthur provided the Election of the 2018-19 OWC Board of Directors also beautiful clothing modeled by the Oaks Women’s Club took place at the April luncheon. Our new leaders members: Carolyn Butler, Dawn Doughty, Maureen are: President – Dorothy Thomas, Vice President - Carnevale, Wendy Gamble, Nina Hoffman, and Claudia Carla Partridge, Secretary - Cindy Allcox, Treasurer – Latona. Fashion Show Chair Carol Micali, Co-Chair Karen Guidette, Assistant Treasurer – Judy Godfrey, Maureen Drackett, and committee members Joy Mimberg, and Past President – Beth Gehring. An eblast will be Debbie Moore, Robin Colamarino, and Gloria Bolton, going out with a complete list of committee chairs excelled at filling the runway with forward thinking styles. and special interest group leaders soon. Thank you to From Casual to elegant, the designs excited the members about spring shopping. Special thanks to all the members all the members who have accepted a roll in making who planned the Fashion Show, worked behind the scenes, the Oaks Women’s Club a dynamic organization! modeled, and made the show a sellout event! Originally, I was drawn to join the Oaks Women’s Club by its philanthropic goals of community support and providing substantial college scholarship to area high school women, but I became more involved once I saw the talent and efficiency of the OWC members. Whether it’s a shopping trip, museum visit, or the Philanthropy Gala, it is a well-oiled machine! And the icing on the cake? I am surrounded by a group of really wise women who love to meet new people and laugh while they make a difference. Please spread the word about the Oaks Women’s Club. Please get in touch with me (d49thomas@ gmail.com) with new ideas. Our website always has the latest information on events, special interest groups, and a full membership roster.

OWC Dining Out members at the Opa Opa Greek Restaurant.

As summer approaches, and we all slow down, I wish you happiness, safe travels, an adventure or two! Best wishes,

Dorothy Thomas President

OWC Dining Out: Myles and Penny Milligan, Claudia Latona.

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The Oaks Women’s Club

OWC member model Maureen Carnevale.

OWC member model Carolyn Butler.

OWC member model Nina Hoffman.

OWC member model Dawn Doughty.

OWC member model Wendy Gambling.

OWC member model Claudia Latona.

OWC member Diana Houston and Barbara Basch at the Glass Tour at Ringling.

OWC members on the Glass Tour at Ringling.

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The Arts

Oaks Festival of the Arts 2019 Marketing & Promotion Winner This season’s Festival of the Arts featured two days of sublime immersion into multiple art disciplines: watercolor, oil, pencil drawings, photography, jewelry, quilting, bead work, and even literature. In addition to the visual stimulation, we were also honored to be entertained by Sally Irwin, Dr. Michael Thomas, and James Johnson on piano, as well as the Lewicki sisters on guitar, Cindy Allcox on flute, and George Rice on saxophone. Attendance was outstanding! The Committee spent an entire afternoon tallying the over-flowing ballot box from many attendees. Their choice for the 2019 Festival of the Arts marketing and promotion poster is…Pamela Montgomery’s The Beijing Reader (pictured above). Pamela Montgomery hails from Canada. She is an international art educator and museum studies student currently enrolled in the Museum Studies program at the University of Victoria. After many years of teaching art in Toronto, Pamela was an educator overseas in eight countries over 18 years. The different cultures have greatly influenced Pamela’s paintings. Capturing the movement and life of a location inspires her to transform a landscape, still life, figure, or abstraction spontaneously. She views each piece of art not as individual works, but as being part of a single, ongoing work.

Green and Grounds

Around the Grounds

With May comes the yearly summer course closures, which includes a key agronomic process to improve soil structure and plant health. Starting on Monday, May 7, our ritual agronomic programs will commence on the Eagle Course and finish the first of three extended closures. The first Heron Course closure will begin on June 10 and wrap up July 8. The remaining schedule is as follows: Eagle Course: July 9 – August 5, Heron Course: August 6 – September 2, Eagle Course: September 3 – September 16, and Heron Course: September 17 – September 30. As we look forward to another successful summer and course closures with the full cooperation of our good friend, Mother Nature, the below image serves as a reminder of the benefits of aeration.

Nick Kearns

Director of Green and Grounds

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Golf

From Tee to Green

Ladies and Gentlemen, It has been an interesting year, and one that the entire staff and I are grateful for. We had arguably the best Women’s, Men’s, and Couple’s Invitationals in the Club’s history. We had outstanding participation in our Sunday Couple’s events, all our women’s and men’s majors (Old Pal, Member/Member, President’s Cup, etc.). Please know that we will continue to try and bring new things forward to enhance your golfing experience. For those of you that are around for the summer, we have our reciprocal list ready for you. The list includes Founders Club, Lakewood Ranch, Laurel Oak, Longboat Key, Plantation, Ritz, Sara Bay, TPC, and Venetian. If you wish to play any of these clubs, although why would you pay more for a lesser experience, please contact the Golf Pro Shop and we will set it up for you. In conjunction with the reciprocal season, please note that we will be closing the Eagle Course the second week of May. This will begin our summer maintenance program as we do all the necessary tasks to ensure the courses are in the best possible condition for the entire year. We know it is an inconvenience to have one course closed most of the summer, but a smaller inconvenience than having the courses be less than “The Oaks Club” quality. Finally, be reminded that we have the technology, the education, and the experience to fit you and all of our Members for the equipment best suited for your game. We also offer all equipment at the same competitive pricing that you would get at any discount golf store. Thank you all for your support over another great season here at the Club. Play well,

Girlfriend Golf

Girlfriend Golf is a very loosely formed gathering, welcoming all golfing ladies every Wednesday to play nine holes of golf without the constraints of the generally accepted USGA rules. Explaining, complaining, and apologizing about your golf game are forbidden. That does sound like a rule, however, it creates the safety needed to get comfortable with your game, and it creates a chance to get to know others. The number of golfing girlfriends varies weekly and seasonally, from four to forty. Girlfriend Golf starts with an exchange of welcoming smiles between cart buddies as we gather at 3:00 p.m. There are no competitions (other than that which you create for yourself). There is little notice of your game, unless you are “in the zone” in which case everyone cheers. Girlfriend Golfers play year-round, and the energy is always inclusive and fun-loving. Sign up on ForeTees or call the Golf Pro Shop when you can join us. Cheers to having Girlfriends,

Linda Turner

Tim Beckwith Director of Golf

Tim Beckwith, Linda Turner, Greer Houston.

Congratulations to Gail Davies for her Hole-in-one on Heron #8.

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Golf

Tap-ins

ond offense within a three-month period, the Golf Committee will post a penalty score and suspend the Member from organized golf events for one week. For a third offense within a six-month period, the Golf Committee will post a penalty score and will suspend the Member from all organized golf events for an amount of time decided by the Golf Committee. The type of penalty score when posted will be at the discretion of the Golf Committee. In the event a Member is falsifying scores to manipThis month’s “Tap-in” discussion is going to be a ulate their handicap, the Member's handicap will reminder on POSTING SCORES. Numerous ques- be withdrawn, and he/she will be suspended from tions have been posed to the Golf Pro Shop Staff. all organized golf events. In all cases involving disHere are some selected points, full information can ciplinary measures, the Member will be advised of the Golf Committee's action. be found under the rules section of the website. (Selected points. Numbers on website) 2 - Each Member is responsible for posting his/her own adjusted gross score for every round played. The adjusted gross score must be posted on the computer located in the Golf Pro Shop. Instructions for posting the scores are located near the computer. Scores may also be posted on the Club's website {Golf (Post Scores)} in accordance with the instructions provided therein.

Finally, a few questions have been posed on TOURNAMENT SCORES. Below is a brief explanation:

3 - Scores which must be posted include scores from rounds played at The Oaks Club as well as at other courses. Scores from incomplete rounds (13 or more holes) must also be posted. When a Member plays an incomplete round, the score to be recorded is obtained by adding a) the number of strokes played, and b) the total par for the un-played holes plus any handicap stroke (s) to which the Member is entitled on the un-played holes. Scores from special tournaments such as scrambles should not be posted. However, all other tournament scores must be posted.

The Committee (preferably the Handicap Committee, in consultation with the Committee in charge of the competition) must determine in advance if these conditions are met, and announce in advance whether the score must be identified by the letter "T" when posted.

6 - No Member will be eligible to play in any tournament unless a FSGA handicap has been assigned. After receiving a handicap, each Member must post all of his/her scores. Every Member interested in fair play, shall make sure that all of his/her scores, good and bad, are recorded. Incomplete records lead to unfair handicaps. 7 - It is the Member's responsibility to correctly post their ESC Score after every round of golf, unless he/ she notified the professional staff in advance that it is a practice round. In the event a score has not been posted by a Member, the Golf Committee will post a penalty score for the first offense. For a sec12

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A tournament score is a score made in a competition organized and conducted by a Committee in charge of the competition. The competition must identify a winner(s) based on a stipulated round(s), and must be played under the Rules of Golf. The competition can be match play or stroke play.

**At The Oaks Club our only “T” scores would be our Club Championships. For more information on this “Tap-in” or if you have suggestions for a future “Tap-in,” please contact the professional staff or send Matthew an email at mpivko@theoaksclub.com.

Matthew Pivko Head Golf Professional


The Oaks Women’s Golf Association Where has the time gone? The two final tournaments of 2017-18 are written in the books with Marlene Buckley winning the OWGA 9 Hole Sr. Championship. In the 65-69 flight, Bernice Singleton came in with the low gross score and Nancy Zanios was the low net winner. The 70 and over flight low gross winner goes to Gloria McKinley and Joann Kurvin came in with the low net score. Ellen Constein shot an 84 on the Heron Course to take home the Overall OWGA Sr. Championship medallion. Congratulations ladies! Several ladies endured the high winds during the first round of the Club Championship and it paid off for the following winners of the Club Championship. The 2018 OWGA Club Champion is Dianne Trevithick and the low gross runner-up is Gloria McKinley. Tiki Fiffick took home the low net winner in the championship flight. The first flight winner goes to Sally Schaffer, with the runner-up being Anne Ciraco, and the low net winner goes to Dawn Doughty. Anne Quarles won the second flight with Molly Evanoff coming in as the low gross runner-up. The low net winner for that flight was Bonnie Jones. The 9 Hole Club Champion winner is Marlene Buckley and Linda Turner came in as low gross runner-up. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Senior Club Champions: Ellen Constein, Marlene Buckley, Gloria McKinley, Joann Kurvan, Bernice Singleton, Nancy Zanios (not pictured).

Championship flight: Gloria McKinley, Dianne Trevithick, Tiki Fiffick.

1ST Flight Champions: Dawn Doughty, Sally Schaffer, Anne Ciraco.

We would like to congratulate Gail Davies for her hole-in-one on Heron # 8, and to Dianne Trevithick for her eagle on Heron # 1. Dianne’s eagle was on the first hole of the Club Championship. Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for giving me the opportunity to serve as President of the OWGA. It has truly been a privilege to represent some of the finest ladies around. Our newly elected Board has already met, is excited and determined to make 201819 the best year ever….God speed!

2nd Flight Champions: Molly Evanoff, Anne Quarles, Bonnie Jones.

Best regards,

Dee Blazo President

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WellFit Center News Can you believe that the WellFit Center just wrapped up its first year? On behalf of our entire staff at The WellFit Center, we want to THANK YOU for including us in your busy lives along with your journey in the pursuit of your health and wellness lifestyle goals! Words cannot express the fulfillment we feel when each day is filled with positive feedback. When asked about the Member’s day, the normal response is “better, now that I’m here!” truly makes me proud. Our WellFit Center Members logged a total of 21,682 visits in the past year. Now that the first year is in the book, it’s a wonderful memory for us and our Members. It must be stated that “each and every Member equally shares a special place in our hearts as being a part of the WellFit Center family!” We appreciate each and every one of you and your dedication to your health and wellness along with your support of our beautiful fitness center. The WellFit Center truly is “the place to be the better you!” Thank you for letting us help you “be better.” Best of Health,

Stephen Sefchick Director of Fitness

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First Year at The WellFit Center


The Oaks Men's Club The season has just about concluded, and the snowbirds are flying to their summer nesting areas. Welcomed in by the near miss of Irma, the rest of the season was blessed with exceptionally mild, nearly perfect weather, and we got to really enjoy the outdoors. Our OMC Luncheon on April 12 with Phil Carson was a huge success and a full house got to hear about Phil’s rock ‘n roll career. Our OMC Bocce season finished strong, and congratulations goes to the First Place Bocce team of Pat McDermott, Joe Fay, Bob Noyes, and his son, Quinn. Runners up were Bill Ayers, Steve Webster, Gunther Lahm, and Jay Dulberg. The Oaks Men’s Club Cup Championship finished on March 28 and was won by Mehdi Ghaheri. Second place went to Bruce Widas, Third place to Hal Blacker, and Fourth place to Bob Noyes. The Better Ball of Partners Championship was won by the team of Rob Wright and Richard Aginian. Second place went to Don Berhang and Don “Joey” Friedrich. Third place finishers were David Boyer and Jim Dalis. It was a very close field as four teams tied a point behind for fourth place. Individual Points Championship concluded April 4 and April 11. All winners were recognized at the OMGA End of Season BBQ and Cocktail Party on April 11.

Joe Fay and Gunther Lahm studying a tight shot grouping.

Pat McDermott gets style points for not spilling the drink.

The Kayak Eco Tour was enjoyed by all who experienced the bay from the water, cocktails, and dinner. Pictures from that and the Gulf Fishing Expedition will be in the next Oaklore. Mention any ideas for future special events you think the OMC would enjoy to any of our board members. We’re always looking for events that will appeal to our members.

Bill Ayers, Steve Webster, Gunther Lahm, and Jay Dulberg.

THE OAKS MEN'S CLUB… PARTICIPATE AND ENJOY! Gary Bogenberger - OMC President Dougal Casey – Treasurer Roger Pennycook – Secretary Bob Theis – Vice President, Speakers Board Members: Dave Beinner Jim Britton Chuck Citrin John Gambling Chris Gangemi Dave Keeley Steve LaHood TJ Latona Ron Neri Winners: Quinn Noyes, Bob Noyes, Pat McDermott, Joe Fay. www.theoaksclub.com

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ATTENTION BRIDGE PLAYERS

If you are interested in joining us, we meet on Tuesday nights in the Ballroom. We start at 7:00 p.m. and usually end by 9:30 p.m. Anyone interested in playing bridge, please find a partner and give me a call: Pat Hill at 941-918-4967. Hope to see all our old friends at the bridge table and new ones, too.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SANCTION DUPLICATE BRIDGE Thursdays, 12:45 pm in the Tavern Contact Betty Herr at 941-966-8811 if you are interested in playing

DUPLICATE BRIDGE WINNERS

March 8: N/S Vic Lawrence and guest / E/W Tobie Wheelock and guest March 15: 1st place Florence Jensen, Judy McMullen / 2nd place Betty Herr, Tommie Ryan March 22: N/S Vic Lawrence, Deanne Spoor / E/W Tobie Wheelock and guest March 29: N/S Vic Lawrence and guest / E/W Stan Weinstein and guest

Happy Hour

Member Traditions**

Every Friday and Saturday (Not applied with Events) Half price Beer, Wines by the Glass and House Liquors $5 Call and Premium Rocks Drinks 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

No Corkage! Every Friday (Not applied with Events)

*Pasta Night in the Tavern Wednesdays - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

*Fried Chicken Night in the Grille Room Thursdays - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

*Prime Rib Night in the Tavern Fridays 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. *Reservations Requested for these Evenings: 941-966-2161 | **Subject to change due to Club Events

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Breakfast Buffet in the Grille 9-2

USTA PRO CIRCUIT EVENT

Lunch in the Grille 11-3

Breakfast Buffet in the Grille 9-2

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Lunch in the Grille 11-3

Breakfast Buffet in the Grille 9-2

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MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Grille Room closed

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Dinner in the Grille 5-7

Lunch in the Grille 11-3

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SUNDAY

Deli Buffet in the Glen 11-3

MEMORIAL DAY BBQ

No clubhouse dining

28

No clubhouse dining

21

No clubhouse dining

14

7

MONDAY

May 2018

6 Wicket Games

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet 6 Wicket Games Tuesday Evening Bridge

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Tavern & Glen closed for a la carte dinner USTA Pro Am Party Golf Croquet 6 Wicket Games Tuesday Evening Bridge

Tuesday Evening Bridge

Golf Croquet

30 Golf Croquet

USTA PRO CIRCUIT EVENT

23

6 Wicket Games

Golf Croquet

Golf Ladies Mixer

31

6 Wicket Games

Golf Croquet

Golf Ladies Mixer

24

Duplicate Bridge 12:45

6 Wicket Games

Golf Croquet

17

Duplicate Bridge 12:45

6 Wicket Games

6 Wicket Games Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet

Golf Ladies Mixer

10

Golf Ladies Mixer

16

9

Duplicate Bridge 12:45

6 Wicket Games

Golf Croquet

Tuesday Evening Bridge

22

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet

6 Wicket Games

3

THURSDAY Golf Ladies Mixer

2

WEDNESDAY

Golf Croquet Tuesday Evening Bridge

15

8

1

TUESDAY

25

18

11

4

6 Wicket Games Live Music in the Tavern Straight Up

6 Wicket Games Live Music in the Tavern John Rinell

Live Music in the Tavern Tropix

6 Wicket Games

Live Music in the Tavern Joe Thayer

6 Wicket Games

FRIDAY

26

19

12

5

Golf Men’s Day

Golf Men’s Day

Golf Men’s Day

Golf Men’s Day

SATURDAY


MONDAY

June 2018 SUNDAY

TUESDAY

12

5

11

Tuesday Evening Bridge

4

No Clubhouse Dining

19

3

10

18

Tuesday Evening Bridge

Tuesday Evening Bridge

Breakfast Buffet in the Grille 9-2 Lunch in the Grille 11-3

No Clubhouse Dining

26

No Clubhouse Dining

17

25

Tuesday Evening Bridge

Breakfast Buffet in the Grille 9-2 Lunch in the Grille 11-3

24

No Clubhouse Dining

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH

Grille Room Closed

Breakfast Buffet in the Grille 9-2 Lunch in the Grille 11-3

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet

WEDNESDAY

6

13

20

27 Golf Croquet

7

THURSDAY

Golf Ladies Mixer

14 Golf Ladies Mixer

21 Golf Ladies Mixer

28 Golf Ladies Mixer

1

8

15

22

29

FRIDAY

Live Music in the Tavern Joe Thayer

Live Music in the Tavern John Rinell

Live Music in the Tavern Tropix

Live Music in the Tavern Straight Up

Live Music in the Tavern Tim & Roseanne

2

9

SATURDAY

Golf Men’s Day

Golf Men’s Day

Golf Men’s Day

Golf Men’s Day

LOBSTER NIGHT

16

23

30

Golf Men’s Day


Oaks Automotive Enthusiasts Club

OAEC Sunrise to Sunset Rally The day dawned cool with a promise of rain, but 30 intrepid OAEC adventurers set out from breakfast provided by our host, RennHaus, in search of fun, good roads, and great food. We got all three - A scenic drive down Manasota Key, Boca Grande Causeway, and then lunch. Then a (much quicker) run back to The Oaks Club, racing ahead of the rapidly approaching rain to end with a terrific special OAEC dinner in the Grille Room, thankfully inside. No Outdoor Dining for us! Too cold, too wet, too uncomfortable. Did I say that we are adventurers? Yes, but there are limits! All in all, it was another day to make us thankful that we are OAEC members.

Dr. John Pook President

www.theoaksclub.com

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FIRST CLASS U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 356 York, PA

301 MacEwen Drive Osprey, FL 34229

Save the Dates for June: Annual Culiny Kids Camp @ The Oaks Club June 12 through June 15 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ages: 10-13 ~ Max of 12 Students

Father’s Day Brunch Sunday, June 17, 2018 in the Tavern & Glen Room Reservations: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

•The art of carving melon, vegetables, and creative salads •Classical preparation of soups, stocks and reductions •Safety and Basic Knife Skills •Sanitation and Hygiene •Kids will be part of The Oaks Club “chopped kitchen” competing with Chefs •Cake and Cupcake decorating $175 per student Friday’s Class will be the graduation starting at 12:00 p.m. with students performing lunch for their family Price includes: Jr Grad gift Jr Chef Jacket Lunch will be provided every day for the students Sign up early this will fill up fast 941-966-2161

$32 Adults / $15 Children 5 - 12 Children 4 & under are free Smart Casual Attire Reservations: 941-966-2161 (The Grille Room will be closed)

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