THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE: A MINI UNITED NATIONS

UN_flags_access_copy1It’s the United Nations… No, it’s the Club at Boca Pointe…a country club that blends and creates friends of all backgrounds with its unique flavor…

  • A country club where members can define their own lifestyle for the amount of time they are living in Boca Raton or its surrounding areas …
  • A country club where someone from London might be playing golf with someone from Montreal or where a Brooklynite will be battling someone from the Bronx on the tennis courts.
  • A country club where duplicate bridge players might be paired with someone from Toronto, Brooklyn and Paris in a truly worldwide accepted game.

That’s the flavor of the Club at Boca Pointe, the only equity owned club in South Florida where you can experience the traditional country club living without living on the property. The Club at Boca Pointe caters its membership offerings to welcome members who live in Florida year-round or are seasonal from across the world!

“We are a non-mandatory equity country club in South Florida where members are not required to live in the community,” says Helen Karpel, General Manager. “We have a wide variety of memberships to meet the needs of not only full time residents in South Florida but those who decide to only do their winter months in South Florida.

“It’s not unusual to see members from different parts of the world coming together for a round of golf, tennis or enjoying a game of bridge, canasta or Mahjongg. Of course, our dining room reflects the tastes of the world with traditional Friday night buffets, to Asian night, Latin night and much more.”

We welcome you to call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more. All are welcome!

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE HAS UNIQUE WAY OF REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE FACING LATE LIFE CHANGES

Late life changes are inevitable and when they happen, they can be traumatic -whether it is the loss of loved one or simple retirement. It happens, but life goes on…especially when you are in an environment that is conducive to meeting people who have warm hearts and a welcoming smile that simply says, “come join us.”

That’s the calling card of the Club at Boca Pointe, the unique non-mandatory equity country club in South Florida that offers many lifestyle options including seasonal memberships for residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community.

“One of the Club’s many characteristics is its ability to help new members assimilate,” says Helen Karpel, General Manager and one of the architects of the Club’s highly successful Premier Membership program. “Through the years, we have recognized the need to help members adapt to a new lifestyle as their own lives have changed, either through the loss of a loved one or retirement.

“We offer a number of different ways for members to assimilate into club life while they are building a new future for themselves. For example, we have two groups—Moving Forward and Today Life Continues—that help those who lost a loved one recently. These are not the typical bereavement groups; these are ‘let’s do things’ type of groups.”

intimae dining In addition, the Club at Boca Pointe has a very active Boca Unos club for singles. The Boca Unos participate in many interclub social events with other country clubs and special events at home. Recently, the Club created a Club Table in its dining rooms for certain events. If you are single or a couple looking to join other members rather than dine alone, the table is there for you. Like going to the dining room on a cruiseship and the maître d’ asks if you “want to share or eat alone.”

Ms. Karpel explains, “the name of the game is helping members blend in with the Boca Pointe way of living and enjoy what life has to offer.   This perspective is the hallmark of our success!”

Boca Pointe welcome you to call the membership department at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the many membership options available to you, both equity and non-equity.

“Get Fit with Fido” A Dog Walk to Benefit Tri-County Animal Shelter in Boca Raton

dog walkYou can walk the treadmill or pump the irons or participate in the unique “chair aerobics” all day long at the Club at Boca Pointe’s new Sports and Fitness Complex. But, did you know that Boca Pointe members can now exercise with your dog? This is true. On Saturday, August 29 at 9:00 a.m., Boca Pointe’s Sports and Fitness Complex will host its first Annual Pet Walk!

This is a new way to exercise with your dog. The goal of this event is to raise funds for Boca Raton’s Tri-County Animal Shelter while providing a fun way to workout with your furry friend. All dogs must be leashed in order to participate. Fresh water and treats will be provided for the pets.

A $20 minimum donation is being collected for the Tri-County Animal Shelter to help provide care and find a “forever homes” for homeless animals. It is not necessary to bring a pet to participate in this event! All donations are greatly appreciated.

TRENDY HAMBURGER NIGHTS FEATURED AS PART OF SUMMER FARE AT CLUB AT BOCA POINTE; BURGERS NAMED AFTER STAFF MEMBERS

burgerHamburgers are to today’s palate as apple pie and ice cream are to the American dessert table. In simple terms, hamburgers are a hot bill of fare.

And, if you have any doubt, just check around your neighborhood! Hamburger joints are popping up all over. It’s the hamburger craze!

Don’t count out the Club at Boca Pointe’s Executive Chef Terry Daniels … his creative mind is never at rest when it comes to culinary ideas! He is planning a new Tuesday night venture in hamburger haven.

While the Club at Boca Pointe always uses only prime meat for its hamburgers, this night will further enhance our members’ fun and be different than all the others…

“Marcy Burger” named after the popular dining room manager Grilled House-Made Steak Burger with Butter Poached Half Lobster, Béarnaise Sauce, Heirloom Tomato and Boston Bibb Lettuce on Toasted Brioche Bun

Suggested Side: Lyonnaise Potatoes

Suggested Drink: Kendal Jackson Chardonnay

“Scarlett Burger” named after the long-time dining room manager Jamaican Jerk Grilled House-Made Steak Burger with Goat Cheese, Fresh Avocado, Baby Arugula and Mango Salsa on Toasted Challah Bun

Suggested Side: Sweet Plantains

Suggested Drink: Rum Runner

“Chef Terry Burger” named after the executive chef Pittsburgh Steelers House-Made Steak Burger with Crispy Onions, Smoked Gouda Cheese, Crispy Pork Belly, Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Boston Bibb Lettuce on Toasted Pretzel Roll with Tarragon-Dijon Aioli

Suggested Side: House-Made Fries

Suggested Drink: Yuengling Lager

“Helen Burger” named after the club’s general manager Roasted Salmon Burger with Crispy Caper Berries, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Boston Bibb Lettuce and Heirloom Tomatoes on Toasted Brioche Bun

Suggested Side: Potato Latkes

Suggested Drink: Tanqueray and Tonic

“Chef Guillermo Burger” named after one of the sous chefs Pan Seared House-Made Steak Burger with Manchego Cheese, Onion and Brandied Cherry Marmalade, Seared Foie Gras, Quail Egg and Hydroponic Arugula on Toasted Brioche

Suggested Side: Truffle Fries

Suggested Drink: Old Fashion

“Chef Chris Burger” named after another of the sous chefs House-Made Turkey Burger with Maytag Blue Cheese, Caramelized Oyster Mushrooms, Oven-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes and Crispy Shallots on Fresh Baked Challah Bun

Suggested Side: Scallion Mashed Potato

Suggested Drink: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

“Alfonso Burger” named after one of the head bartender Grilled House-Made Steak Burger with Grilled Chorizo, Chimichurri, Crispy Queso Fresco and Kalamata Olive Tapenade on Fresh Baked Challah Bun

Suggested Side: Crispy Yucca with Cilantro Aioli

Suggested Drink: Alamos Malbec

Chef Pan Burger named after one of the sous chefs

Chef Pan Burger” named after another of the sous chefs House-Made Tofu Burger with Avocado, Alfalfa Sprouts, Roasted Red Pepper, Roasted Zucchini, Grilled Red Onion, Bib Lettuce, Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella on Fresh Baked Challah Bun

Suggested Side: Greek Cucumber Salad

Suggested Drink: Kendal Jackson Chardonnay

The Club at Boca Pointe never disappoints! Tuesday’s hamburger extravaganza is certain to bring smiles and laughter to our members, along with a very satisfied palate!   If this sounds like fun to you, we welcome you to call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the many membership options available to residents and non-residents, including both equity and non-equity memberships.

The Evolution of the TLC Club –

After the loss of my spouse of 54 years, there was a void in my life. I wanted to be around people who wanted to move on and had a positive outlook on life, just as I was striving so hard to do. There were lots of support groups, bereavement groups and singles groups but what was missing was a women’s group for widows, divorcees, and singles.

A friend of mine in Queens, who was widowed ten years ago, had told me about her women’s group, and I reached out to her to learn what it was all about. I was impressed by the camaraderie the women formed. I had my “eureka” moment! I knew it was my time to start a women’s group right here in Boca Pointe!

I shared my idea with Jane Young, the Social Director at Boca Pointe Country Club and Helen Karpel, the Club Manager. They gave their approval and full support.

Now that I had management on board, I had to figure out how to get this off the ground. First and foremost, I needed a name. The women’s club in Queens was called “TLC” – Tackling Life’s Challenges. I told my creative granddaughter about my club’s name. She said: “I like TLC, but it needs to stand for something positive. You should call it ‘Today Life Continues.’” The second I heard it I knew it was perfect! It was everything I wanted this club to represent. I now had a name and my next task was getting the word out.

Lucky for me, my dear friend and neighbor, Charlotte Spalter – who was widowed six months after me – is a computer “guru.” She jumped right in and before I knew it, our first email was sent. Our committee was formed: Charlotte, Jane and myself.

At our first meeting on June 26th, 2014, we had 14 women in attendance. I am proud to say that one year later, we have over 125 members. I feel such fulfillment and joy when I see the women of the TLC Club greeting each other throughout the club and seeing the bonds we have all formed.

Over the past year, we have enjoyed trips to museums, heard great speakers, spent a day on a cruise, went out to dinners and so much more!

Recently, one of our members was written up on the front page of The New York Times. She published her first children’s book at the age of 80! Her new friends from the TLC Club were so happy for her. As a result of this amazing accomplishment, we asked her to speak about her recent experiences at our next TLC meeting; it was warmly received.

It is a wonderful thing at our age for us to have a whole new network of friends to share milestones and good times with. The TLC Club has given our lives more meaning and fun. Each individual gets something different out of this new-found club.

Here are some quotes from a few select members:

  • “This TLC Club makes me a very happy camper.”
  • “I have met some very wonderful women and for the first time, I feel alive.”
  • “Best thing that happened to me since I started living in Boca Pointe Country Club.”
  • “The TLC Club is not so much about what we do, but who we meet along our journey. The club has proven that many friendships have evolved and many women no longer feel alone.”

The success of this club has come from the wonderful members who attend each and every event with the attitude that “Today Life Continues.” It is with the help of Jane Young and all the volunteers who plan and execute our events, that we have been able to do such great things. I hope everyone has enjoyed the past year as much as I have.

To all my new friends at TLC: thank you for all your hard work and support. Let us continue to celebrate TODAY together!!

If you are a member of the Club at Boca Pointe and are interested in joining the TLC Club, please contact Alice Struhl at 394-5136 or alicestruhl@gmail.com or Charlotte Spalter at 394-3560 or charspalt@aol.com. If you are not a member, yet, please call the membership department at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the many membership options at The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton country club, that give you access to amazing opportunities like the TLC Club.

SUMMERS ARE HOT IN SOUTH FLORIDA, BUTTHE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE IS HOTTER WITH ITS SCHEDULE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES

The summer in South Florida maybe unusually hot this year, but the Club at Boca Pointe is even hotter with a full calendar of activities that is drawing attention from other clubs in the area.

Since the season ended in April, the Club at Boca Pointe dazzled its members first with Neil Diamond followed by Elvis. Both impersonators rocked the house with their look-alike sound alike performances during a special Showtime dinner/theater.

Now comes Sarge…just the one name Sarge!

A local area resident, Sarge continues to “wow” the audiences on various cruise ships with his own unique brand of comedy. Sarge proudly bills himself as a “black Jewish comedian,” having been born of African American descent but adopted by a Jewish family. Sarge made his third appearance at the Club at Boca Pointe and again rocked the house!

“Even though we are in the height of the summer where members are usually away on vacations, we had close to 200 members laughing at the Showtime dinner/theater from start to finish,” says Jane Young, Social Director at the Club at Boca Pointe.

“Our club is the most active when it comes to social and entertainment events, which is recognized throughout our community,” adds Ms. Young. “While our Mother’s Day Brunch is always a big draw, our Father’s Day Brunch was another ‘wow’ for our members! And, not surprisingly, the Club at Boca Pointe attracted many members from other country clubs as part of our summer reciprocal dining program.”

“What does that tell you about the Club at Boca Pointe?” asks Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club. “Attracting members from other clubs speaks volumes about our club, the events, and the food we serve.

“Furthermore, the beautiful thing is that you do not have to live at Boca Pointe to become a member. You can live outside our gates and still take advantage of our equity options or unique non-equity memberships, such as our Premier Membership program that allows you to design your own level of activity for as few as three months up to 12 months your first year and as few as 4 months up to 12 months from your second year thereafter.”

We invite you to call the membership department today at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the many memberships available to meet your lifestyle interests

JUNIOR SPORTS ACADEMY AT CLUB AT BOCA POINTE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC FEATURING GOLF, TENNIS AND FITNESS

Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Chris Evert, Serene Williams, you better watch your backs!

The Club at Boca Pointe has launched its new Junior Sports Academy, featuring golf, tennis and special sports fitness programs. These teaching schools include Don Law Golf Academy and the Magallan Tennis Academy. The academies are open to the public and have already seen great interest.

“This has been in the works for some time,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe, “and we finally put the finishing touches on the concept with the last piece being a golf program for juniors. Rather than the Club trying to build a program from scratch, we tied it into well-known, existing programs as an academy concept. It provides juniors a local place to learn and hone their athletics skills in either or both sports.

“Being open to the public, students do not have to live in the Boca Pointe community or be a member of the Club to participate. This aligns with our membership strategy that enables owners and renters in the Boca Raton area to join and enjoy all or part of our country club without living on the property.” explains Ms. Karpel.

For golf, the Club is excited to open a new junior academy for one of the largest teaching centers in Florida, Don Law Golf Academy. Don Law and his staff have been recognized by their peers, US Kids Golf, Golf Range of America, and the PGA of America, for their teaching and work with juniors. After helpful instructional learning at the Academy, juniors from ages 4 to 15 from beginners to advance level will enjoy the game of golf for a lifetime.

Their PGA and LPGA teaching professional staff have played college golf, professional tour events and have been recognized by the PGA with numerous awards. For skilled students, the Academy trains and prepares its students to achieve peak performance to play at the highest level of competition. For the beginner or less skilled student, the Academy teaches the fundamentals to make the golf course not so intimidating. In addition to developing technical skills, the Academy emphasizes the importance of achieving high academic standards for students to succeed in golf and throughout life. 

For tennis, the Club is excited to announce its partnership with the Magallan Tennis Academy, founded by Eleazar Magallan. Through Mr. Magallan’s coaching methods, juniors from ages 4 to 18 from beginners to advance level will enjoy the game of tennis whether socially or competitively.

Mr. Magallan is well-versed in the tennis world of college and competitive play. He was ranked 47th in singles and 12th in doubles in the International Tennis Association rankings. He was the Mexican champion in the 18s and ATP ranked in singles and doubles. He has been successfully running after school programs as well as a summer camp program at the Club at Boca Pointe for several years. For skilled students, the Academy prepares players to perfect their skills technically and strategically for the highest level of competitive play, while encouraging academic excellence. For the beginner or less skilled student, the Academy teaches the fundamentals and helps the student have confidence playing with friends and family. Boca Pointe’s new partnership with Academy complements Mr. Magallan’s existing programs at Boca Pointe’s new Sports and Fitness Complex.

While enhancing technical skills in these two sports are a primary goal, it is equally important for juniors to be physically trained properly. The Club at Boca Pointe is tied in with Excel Sports Performance (ESP), which has a strong track record for conditioning and preparing juniors for competitive sports regardless of whether or not the junior has aspirations of a college or professional career.

Benjamin Barrick is the fitness director for ESP. He is certified in sports conditioning and performance nutrition. He has actively assisted in the performance development of many current NFL, NBA, MLS, MMA, ATP, WTA and MLB players.

The Club at Boca Pointe is excited to offer its community this opportunity to get children and grandchildren involved in a meaningful summer athletic program. If you have an interest in signing-up your child or grandchild for one or both of these academies, please call 561-451-1128 for the Don Law Golf Academy or 561-929-1446 for the Magallan Tennis Academy.

The Club at Boca Pointe is a private, non-mandatory equity country club that offers equity and non-equity memberships. It is the home to a beautiful Main Clubhouse with two restaurants, a state-of-the-art Sports & Fitness Complex with a third restaurant, a newly renovated Championship Golf Course, a driving range and short game complex, 16 well maintained Har-Tru tennis courts, along with a robust social program. The membership programs available are designed to fit everyone’s lifestyle—whether its 12-months a year or seasonal. Please call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more.

THE PLACE TO BE: THE NEW SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

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Take a guess as to what is the hottest attraction at the Club at Boca Pointe right now. If you guessed the new Sports and Fitness Complex, you would be spot on!

It is the place to be; it is the place to be seen; it is THE PLACE on campus.

gymAs soon as you walk into the new complex the exciting energy can be felt. It is jumping with the new state-of-the-art fitness equipment in use, the many diverse aerobic classes humming, the aquasize classes splashing, and the bikes spinning. Want a pedicure or manicure … maybe a massage, those services are in demand, too.aerobics room

After a good workout, The Freshe Pointe Café & Patio has become a popular destination. It offers delicious specialty salads, wraps and sandwiches as well as a kids’ menu.

What more can you ask for as the Club at Boca Pointe enters the “dawning of a new era” for its members! Have you visited the new Sports & Fitness Complex, yet? If not, we encourage you to call 561-864-8551 to set up an afternoon tour and see what all the buzz is about.

Boca Pointe has many membership options to meet your lifestyle interests, whether you are a year round Floridian or seasonal. We welcome you to call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more!

WALK ACROSS FLORIDA: A NEW CHALLENGE ISSUED TO MEMBERS OF THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE’S NEW SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX

Okay, you want a fitness challenge? How about trying a “Walk Across Florida” as part of your activities?

That’s right, from the Club at Boca Pointe to Tallahassee and down to Key West! Think you can do it? All it takes is to register at the new Sports and Fitness Complex as a member of the Club at Boca Pointe to be part of this new program!

Oh, forgot to mention…you can do this without ever leaving the new Sports and Fitness Complex! “It’s a little simpler than it sounds,” says Sherri Giannone, director of athletics for the Club.

“First, registration started July 1. Once you register, then you begin to log your mileage daily by exercising on any of the following equipment: treadmill, elliptical or recumbent bike. A one-hour spin class counts as 20 miles and a half-hour spin class counts as 10 miles.

“At the end of your workout, simply tell the staff how many miles you log during your session and they will post it on a state-long map of Florida. This will test your fitness levels as you make your way across the Sunshine State,” explains Ms. Giannone.

If you are not yet a member at the Club at Boca Pointe, joining is simple, too. Call the membership department on weekdays at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many options available to meet your lifestyle interests. This Boca Raton COuntry Club, Boca Pointe even has memberships for seasonal Floridians! Want to see the new Sports and Fitness Complex first? Simply, call 561-864-8551 to set up a tour. This is your time, join today!

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE LAUNCHES NEW QI GONG YOGA CLASSES IN NEW SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX

The Chinese have made major inroads in various parts of our society…some good, some controversial and some very, very interesting.

One of the more interesting areas of Chinese influence is coming to the new Sports and Fitness Complex at the Club at Boca Pointe with the introduction of Qi Gong Yoga Classes in July.

That’s right, QI Gong…a yoga/energy class to be held on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on July 15, 22 and 29.

“Our new Sports and Fitness Complex has been very inviting to our membership,” says Sherri Giannone, director of athletics at the Club at Boca Pointe.

“One of our goals is to constantly provide our membership with new opportunities to keep their bodies and minds active and in shape. We are attracting many new members to the facility, and we are developing new programming to meet their goals, needs and wishes.”

Qi Gong is a gentle form of exercise that helps improve health and overall well being. Qi Gong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) can be traced back 4,000 years to ancient China. “Qi” is simply the Chinese word for energy, and “Gong” means skill that is cultivated through steady practice. So, put together, “Qi Gong” means “cultivating the body’s vital energy,” and then using it to heal and strengthen every system throughout the body. There are three main elements to Qi Gong exercise:
–slow, fluid movements that stretch and strengthen
–deep breathing
–a meditative state of mind
The exercises found in Qi Gong involve gentle, rhythmic movements, mirroring movements found in nature, such as the lapping of water or blowing of wind. Water, for instance, flows effortlessly along the path of least resistance, and Qi Gong teaches us to move our bodies in a similar fluid motion, minimizing the risk of injury, while maintaining balance and focus. Sometimes the exercises are named after various animals, such as bird, bear, monkey, tiger, and deer.

“Our membership is changing and they are looking for new ways to keep their minds and bodies healthy. Programs like Qi Gong not only achieve those goals but also are very appealing to younger people who are moving into the Boca Pointe community,” she added.

Boca Pointe has many membership offerings, both equity and non-equity, for year-round and seasonal members. If you are not a member, yet, call 561-864-8539 to learn more about what membership will best suit you!