COUNTRY CLUB EXPERIENCE WITHOUT COUNTRY CLUB COMMITMENT STRIKES AGAIN AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE WHEN CHEF PREPARES A SPECIAL MEAL FOR A GUEST ON BUSIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

The Country Club experience without the Country Club commitment! What exactly does that mean in general and at The Club at Boca Pointe in particular?

Let’s answer that with an example. On one of the busiest nights of the year, when nearly 600 dinners are being served, a member put the challenge to Chef Terry Daniels, executive chef at The Club at Boca Pointe. “My grandson,” says the member to the chef, “has problems with eating. He only likes certain things. Can you make him pasta and meatballs?”
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Pasta and meatballs were not even close to being on the traditional Friday menu! With members and their guests lined out the door for a near record 600 dinners, the member happily shared, “Within eight minutes, pasta and meatballs were sitting in front of my grandson who was smiling from ear to ear.”

The member is one of the club’s non-equity Premier members who joined the club about three years ago. As a Premier member, he and his wife are able to define their lifestyle without making the traditional commitment of equity, which is virtually standard for private country clubs in South Florida.

“We have a blended family,” says Helen Karpel, general manager. “We blend equity members with non-equity members. Our most popular non-equity membership is the Premier, which offers eight lifestyle categories for the seasonal to year-round resident. For the member who is barely in South Florida, our Passport membership is very popular as it gives access to the club for 30 usages in a year. Our Premier and Passport members are important to the club and treated with the same high quality of service as the equity members.”

Premier Members define their membership by choosing their own level of participation from social to adding some combination of tennis and golf. Premier Members can choose the number of months they want to use The Club at Boca Pointe, starting at a minimum of three consecutive months for the first year and four consecutive months the second year and thereafter.

Passport Memberships are designed for a “snowflake” – someone who flies in and out of Boca Raton frequently. This membership is also ideal for someone wanting a “taste” of the country club experience without the country club commitment. The 30 days are based on a rolling calendar and offer great flexibility. For example, if you use the fitness center, have lunch and dinner in the club, or even play golf, all in the same day that is considered one days’ visit of the thirty.

This is why The Club at Boca Pointe is considered so member-friendly! Our Premier membership alone has an amazing retention rate. If you want the convenience of easily filling your calendar with fun and interesting activities, wonderful food, and new long-lasting friends, while possibly adding a golf or tennis game into the mix, then we encourage you to call the membership department at 561-864-8539 to learn more!

EXCITED ANTICIPATION AS THE NEW SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX NEARS ITS GRAND OPENING

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“The new Sports and Fitness Complex at The Club at Boca Pointe is not only beautiful and highly functional but on budget and expected to open by early February of 2015. Our members will enjoy working out, spa services, aerobic type classes, a teen room, steam and sauna, hot tub, a pool and so much more in this newly designed facility!” beams a proud Helen Karpel, general manager.

“We have one company and one man to thank for the amazing new Sports and Fitness Complex. It is New York Design Collaborative, Inc., and the company’s president, Bill Buscaglia. The company, actually Bill primarily, was responsible for the conceptual design while his team of licensed architects, engineers and interior designers did all of the architectural renderings and construction drawings so that contractors could bid on the job.” Ms. Karpel explains.

One of the most, if not the most, important areas of responsibility is to ensure the construction company not only follows the plans, but also stays on budget and meets tight timelines, which Bill has managed beautifully. He works with the construction company and, when necessary, the sub-contractors as well. The challenges are very simple: what is in an architectural drawing may not turn out to be so easy to accomplish…so they have to find solutions while staying within budget. Not surprising, they have accomplished these goals well, leveraging their professional expertise.

In addition, Bill and his team have been working closely with Palm Beach County Building Inspectors to ensure all of the permits are obtained and inspections approved. “Palm Beach County Building codes are very strong. The inspectors know their stuff. If they see something that they don’t like, even though it was approved in the original drawings, they have the right to ask for changes. We have to make these changes or find a solution that satisfies them. So far, we have had a good working relationship with all the building inspectors for each specialty, and we do not foresee any problems in getting a certificate of occupancy,” Mr. Buscaglia states confidently.
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“There are always challenges when you build a new structure and match it with an existing structure as we are doing with the new Sports and Fitness Complex and the existing building. The inspectors took long hard looks at the roofing, and with modifications here and there, they signed off on it – that was a very important inspection.” as Mr. Buscaglia breathes a celebratory sigh of relief.

Our members are going to love the new facility. It is bright, roomy and functional. The rooms flow from the entrance throughout the entire facility. It is going to be a “WOW” factor from the new look in the café area to the functioning exercise rooms. The pool area will have a facelift, too…to complement the newly designed 20,000 square foot Sports and Fitness Complex.

The unveiling of the new Sports and Fitness Complex will be as exciting as our newly designed lobby unveiled last year, which was also managed by Bill and his company. The Club at Boca Pointe is transforming before our eyes! The dawning of a new era continues to add excited anticipation for members to enjoy enhanced privileges at the club!

Here’s a sneak peak….
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If you are not a member, yet, we invite you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many membership options available to meet your lifestyle interests. All are welcome!

MEMBER GUEST GOLF TOURNAMENTS REAP BENEFITS FOR ALL BOCA POINTE RESIDENTS THANKS TO LOU BACHRODT COCONUT CREEK CHEVROLET/MAZDA

The highlight of the season for many golfers is traditionally the men and women’s member guest tournament to showcase their club. It is no different this year at The Club at Boca Pointe except with one notably, exciting additional opportunity that will benefit all residents of the Boca Pointe community as well as those competing in the tournaments.

When members and their guests tee it up on January 29th, 2015, for the men and March 9th, 2015, for the women, they will have a chance to win a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox or 2015 Mazda CX-5. These prizes, worth more than $25,000, are from Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek Chevrolet/Mazda located just six miles south of Boca Pointe on 441. Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek Chevrolet/Mazda is one of the closest dealerships to Boca Pointe and has a great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles.

During the tournament day, residents of the community are welcome to come to the front of the clubhouse to see both vehicles up close. There will be details available to learn about special offers for Boca Pointe residents.

“We are excited to be a part of the Boca Pointe community,” says Erick Nunez, General Manager of Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek Chevrolet/Mazda. “We invite all Boca Pointe residents to view the cars that will be positioned at the main entrance of the Club. We will have a special discount on sales and service for all Boca Pointe residents who come to see the cars during these special events. We look forward to a great day and a wonderful new partnership.”

“We are about six miles from the Club and offer a wide variety of cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles to fit all budgets and lifestyles. Chevrolet and Mazda are some of the most awarded vehicles on the road, and we invite all to come and experience all that Lou Bachrodt Coconut Creek has to offer… from our award-winning sales and service teams to our state-of-the-art collision center. We are here for you and look forward to a long-standing relationship with the members and residents of Boca Pointe.” shares Mr. Nunez.

“We would love for someone to win the car. That would be exciting for the dealership and of course the tournaments.” says Mr. Nunez. Of course, winning a car for tournament players is easy, right? “Sure” assures Buck Deibel, Director of Golf for the Club. “All a member or guest has to do is ace the par three 17th hole. For the men, the hole will play 171 yards and for the ladies, it will play a 135 yards. It is not impossible. We have had hole in ones many times during the season, but then again put a car on the line and that changes the dynamics quite a bit. It adds a little more tension.” smiles Mr. Deibel.

The Club at Boca Pointe hosts a men’s and women’s member guest tournament each season and members eagerly mark their calendars in anticipation. This tournament is one of many exciting opportunities in the golf program along with fun social play. If you are a golfer and not a member of this Boca Raton Golf Club, yet, we welcome you to call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn about the many options available to fit your lifestyle interests.

CLUB AT BOCA POINTE TENNIS TO LAUNCH NEW PROGRAMS FOR NEW YEAR

BOCA-POINTE 125 (2)Most New Year’s Eve resolutions call for losing weight, going on a new fancy diet, or generally improving one’s health, right?

Well, Gabriel Neacsu, Director of Tennis at The Club at Boca Pointe, can help! His thriving tennis program, including three new activities, are bound to keep his tennis members huffing and puffing to either get in shape or stay in shape.

The three new activities that will usher in the “New Year” for tennis members at the Club include:

–a Women’s Shootout Round Robin

–Cardio Tennis early mornings and evenings…that will keep his members’ heart rate going in the right direction.

–Monday Night Men’s Shootout Round Robin, another “breathtaking event” to keep his tennis members going before they hit the traditional “Boca Midnight.”

Want more? You’ve got it with a full schedule of hit and giggles ranging from mixed doubles to club championships in all categories and within all levels of play.

Don’t miss out on the fun! We welcome you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more about how you can be part of one of the clubs in Boca Raton and Boca Pointe’s tennis program in the New Year!

LIKE CLOCKWORK: WEATHER GETS COLD UP NORTH, THE PHONES RING AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

BOCA-POINTE 6It happens every year…just like clockwork. You can ready your headset. You can sharpen your pencils.

Just like clockwork, the first time the temperature hits 32 or lower, you begin making those calls. First, you call the airlines, then the apartment rentals, and then, in order to make the most of your time in South Florida, The Club at Boca Pointe.

Are you perplexed that a country club is part of your list, is that possible? “Yes, that’s true,” says Lori Deibel, Director of Membership Services for The Club at Boca Pointe, who is right in the heart of where all the action happens. “One of our most powerful referral sources is word of mouth. Our current members share their wonderful time with friends at home who then want to join in the winter fun taking advantage of the warm sun and many social activities at Boca Pointe arranged before their arrival, along with excellent dining, and if of interest, challenging golf, tennis, cards and Mah Jongg games.” adds Ms. Deibel

“When snowbirds learn they have an opportunity to be part of an active equity club without an equity investment, they call, send emails or visit our website with one important comment: ‘Am I too late? Do you still have space for me when I am in Florida for four months?’ Whether you are a returning member or new, you are never too late. We are the only club that offers the country club experience without the country club commitment.” says Ms. Deibel.

The Club at Boca Pointe is absolutely the only club where members can define their own membership lifestyle for the amount of time they are in town. Snowbirds quickly find refuge among warm smiles and friendly faces at The Club at Boca Pointe where the snow never falls! The Club offers a unique non-equity Premier membership program that is becoming the rage of snowbirds as well as new residents to the area.

The Premier Program provides the country club experience without the traditional country club expense by:

–Offering a seasonal membership starting with a minimum three consecutive month commitment the first year and a four consecutive month commitment the second year, with the option to take all the way to a full 12 months commitment.

–Not requiring members to reside (either own or lease) in the Boca Pointe community. “The Club is well situated for anyone buying or renting outside of our gates. We are about 15 minutes from the beach and we have a nice group of members who live east of us on the A1A corridor as well as members north, south and west of our community.” shares Ms. Deibel.

–Allowing members to actually define what type of membership or what type of experience they want while staying in Florida.

The Premier membership starts at the Social membership level, which includes full access to all the dining facilities, card rooms that feature all the popular games, the new state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Complex, and a knock-you-socks-off entertainment calendar of Broadway Shows, in-house Showtime Series, dinner-dances, and many more social activities.

And, if you want more …

The Premier membership has the option of adding golf and tennis to your dance card. The 18-hole championship golf course offers social and competitive play and has enjoyed major renovations in the off-season. There are also 16 Har-Tru tennis courts ready for play. Both golf and tennis offer many programs, including leagues and tournaments. For newcomers to the sport, there are clinics, lessons and programs geared to make you feel right at home on the first tee or on the tennis courts.

“We have seasonal members from the entire as well as the Midwest ,like Chicago and cities in Wisconsin. We also have many wonderful members North of the Border from all parts of Canada,” Ms. Deibel says. So, if you are contemplating getting out of the snow for a few months, Boca Pointe invites you to come on down to South Florida and join the Club – there is a membership waiting for you!” For more information, please call 561-864-8539.

NOT INTO GOLF OR TENNIS? …THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE IS STILL THE PLACE FOR YOU

Does this sound like you? “I don’t play golf or tennis. I rarely use the Athletic Center. I don’t play cards or board games. So, why would I belong to a country club?”
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First of all, that’s exactly the time you should consider joining a club! And, The Club at Boca Pointe is the place for you because…

…it is not the typical country club in Boca Raton, or anywhere, where sports and dining are your only good options.

Boca Pointe is a series of clubs within a club designed especially to allow members to define their own particular lifestyle at a unique time in their lives.

Skip the sports…ignore working out in at the new Sports & Fitness Complex with unique and exciting classes…don’t stress out over Bridge, Canasta, or Mah Jongg. At The Club at Boca Pointe, you can fill your calendar daily — with social, fun, and educational events.

At Boca Pointe, you can easily become a social butterfly, filling your calendar with all types of activities planned in advance for you to enjoy. Social events range from an annual group cruise, to the theater off grounds, to shows on campus, to seminars and lectures, to book clubs and art classes, the list goes on and on. Boca Pointe offers a “club within a club” concept that is rare among private country clubs in South Florida.

Are you new to South Florida, seasonal, or year-round? You can enjoy all the benefits of private equity country club living without the typical country club commitment.

The Club has the queen of social directors in South Florida, Jane Young! She provides all of Boca Pointe’s members, single and married, with a wide array of enjoyable opportunities to meet all types of interests while meeting up with existing friends and meeting new friends.

Here are some of the exciting, non-athletic opportunities available at the Club —many of which do not carry additional fees…and, if there is a fee, it is nominal:

The newest events on the agenda are the “What’s Up” club for all members followed by “Today’s Life Continues” (TLC) for single women. Both clubs have quickly become highly popular.

“What’s Up” brings unique speakers or activities to the Club. This has included test driving a Tesla, listening to a former CNN White House Correspondent, or learning how to appraise an estate.

TLC offers a wonderful social network for the single woman. This gives single ladies an option to attend Boca Pointe events with friends from TLC. The group also has its own events, including in-house lectures and trips to places like the local museum as well as other places of interest (some of which include a nominal fee).

These new events align well with Boca Pointe’s robust calendar. Boca Pointe hosts a very popular weekly seminar called “Moving Forward.” It is a group that has a facilitator who brings in topic discussions that help new members get to know one another and existing members to meet new members while having a lively, fun conversation.

Then, there is the ever-popular Boca Unos club that holds monthly functions for single members. Boca Unos participates in social events at Boca Pointe and other clubs where mixing and mingling allows fun to be had by all.

Other activities that members enjoy include the Marleen and Harold Forkas FAU Learning Center with a series of exciting, timely lectures by FAU professors hosted on the Boca Pointe campus. Additionally, Boca Pointe has a Broadway Show series every year and a concert by Lynn University students also hosted on the Boca Pointe campus.

These activities represent just a short list of opportunities that members can pick and choose from to keep their daily calendars filled to overflowing, whether or not the members live in the Boca Pointe community.

Want more? The Club at Boca Pointe has it. Memberships are available for residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community. Membership offers several categories to choose among to best meet members’ interests. Boca Pointe’s Premier membership is very popular and allows members to join seasonally or year-round. The Club at Boca Pointe is the only private club offering seasonal memberships in Boca Raton.

If you are a golfer, tennis player, fitness person, or socialite, we have the membership and amenities for you! We welcome you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more!

THE WORD IS OUT! THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE IS HOT AND THE PLACE TO BE

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“We’re getting more and more interest from country club members in Canada and parts of the Midwest and Northeast US corridor about our programs for this winter,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of The Club at Boca Pointe, which is located in the heart of great golf and warm winter weather.

The word is out! The Club at Boca Pointe is the place to be this year, where members can maintain the country club experience without the typical costs attributed to a country club commitment.

Boca Pointe has always enjoyed the compliment of its members passing a friendly word to their friends about how happy they are at the club. The club’s referral base grows exponentially each year. Most recently, the buzz is about Boca Pointe’s golf course. The club has finished installing a hi-tech irrigation system covering all 18-holes of its championship golf course.

“Along with a new irrigation system, we planted Celebration grass on the front nine as well as repaved the golf cart paths and spruced up the tee boxes. The grass on the back is also plush because of a new grooming schedule, even though the back nine is scheduled for replanting of the fairways next summer.” adds Ms. Karpel.

Boca Pointe members have much to look forward to this season!

The golf staff and golf committee are putting the finishing touches on another exciting calendar of events for the men’s and ladies’ golf leagues, as well as the ever-popular Sunday mixers. In addition to the tournaments, members will enjoy fun daily golf play with friends in the beautiful warm weather of South Florida.

Beyond golf, a new Sports and Fitness Complex will be opening this season with a slew of new fitness programs and inviting new workout equipment that all members will enjoy. Because the new facility is conveniently located near the main clubhouse, members will be able to visit all the amenities without changing their parking space!

Tennis is booming, too! A former Canadian Doubles Champion has been promoted to Director of Tennis, and he promises to reach out to the tennis enthusiasts as well. For those tennis lovers, Boca Pointe has 16 Har-Tru courts to challenge the novice and experienced with good exercise and fun interchange with friends. The tennis staff and tennis committee also offer competitive league play, fun mixers, and casual daily play, along with a variety of clinics.

No wonder the word is out! After of a day of exercise with golf, tennis, or fitness, whichever is your pleasure, members are able to enjoy a fantastic menu of delightful choices. The Club at Boca Pointe has two beautiful restaurants and will have a third eating destination with the new Sports and Fitness Complex.

If this were not enough, Boca Pointe offers many card and mahjong games to challenge one’s intellect, as well as a robust listing of social events arranged by a highly experience Social Director. Activities are arranged for on and off campus, whether it is going to a show or sporting event, listening to a fascinating seminar, joining a book club, taking an art class, and the list goes on and on.

The best news is that Boca Pointe is more popular than ever because of its unique non-equity Premier membership that meets the needs of both seasonal Floridians and year-round residents. A Premier member has the opportunity to design their own lifestyle. First year Premier members can purchase for as few as three consecutive months. Repeat members’ represent the bulk of the Premier membership, and they can stay as members for four or more consecutive months. The membership categories within the Premier membership start at the social level with a variety of options to add golf and tennis.

We invite you to call Boca Pointe today at 561-864-8539 to learn more.

GOLFERS & TENNIS PLAYERS UNITE FOR THE BIG DINNER DANCE BLOW OUT AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

Tennis players talk tennis; golfers talk golf. What happens when the two groups get together for a dinner-dance?

Boca Pointe is going to find out! “We are holding our first-ever combined opening season dinner-dance in early December,” explains Helen Karpel, general manager of The Club at Boca Pointe.

“I know it will be great! All the war stories from golf and tennis will be shared as music from the dance band and fine food from our Executive Chef Terry Daniels is enjoyed. Historically, we have had separate opening season dinner-dances for both sports. But, this year we felt, and the members agreed, that we should combine efforts with the dawning of a new era for The Club at Boca Pointe. We have such a friendly membership that our members welcomed the camaraderie,” adds Ms. Karpel.

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club in South Florida, a country club in Boca Raton, that offers members the opportunity to define their own lifestyle without the traditional cost of a country club membership—whether it is seasonal or annual membership and whether the interest is golf, tennis, social or some combination thereof.

Boca Pointe is opening its beautiful new Sports and Fitness Complex by year-end, which will house its dynamic tennis program, robust athletic center, and revitalized swimming pool. This is all complemented by a major renovation of the golf course that includes the a new irrigation system and new cart paths on all 18 holes, as well as new fairways on the front nine with the back nine fairways to follow next summer.

“Why not throw everyone together. After all, we have golfers who play tennis, tennis players who play golf, and one spouse or significant other playing one or both sports. It will be fun to have the war stories be told among the sounds of music.” smiles Ms. Karpel.

Chalk it up to another break through at the Club at Boca Pointe! If you are a golfer or tennis player and want to find great games and make new friends, learn more by calling membership at 561-864-8539 and learn about Country Club Life In Boca Raton!

800 FOR THANKSGIVING A PROBLEM FOR YOU? NOT FOR EXECUTIVE CHEF AT CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

Thanksgiving dinner for the family…that’s a big deal, right? You bet it is!

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Among your dinner challenges, of course, is the bird…what size do I need? Well, that is a relatively simple question if your family size is traditional, like 20 or less. But, how would you prepare Thanksgiving Dinner if your family runs between 800 and 1,000?!

800 to 1,000 guests for Thanksgiving Dinner is what Terry Daniels, the executive chef at The Club at Boca Pointe faces every year. Can you imagine?!

“I start preparing for Thanksgiving months in advance even though we know what to expect. I review last year’s dinner with my team…assessing the successes and what could be improved upon. I begin checking prices with our vendors and make sure we get the best quality for the best price. If we have to purchase early to get the best quality at the best price, we do that. Early planning enables us to give our members the best pricing possible…pricing that makes it better to celebrate Thanksgiving at the club than at our members own homes or even other restaurants.” Chef Terry explains.

“The toughest part of the evening is that our staff is so dedicated to their extended family, our members, that they miss out on their own family dinners. Most of our wait staff, however, have been at our club for years and consider the members part of their family and vice versa.” Chef Terry shares this insight with great respect for his team.

The Thanksgiving Dinner starts with early rolling reservations at 2 p.m. and continues through the last seating at 7 p.m. To be able to constantly replenish and serve hot food, Chef Terry starts his preparations at 3 a.m.!

“The birds start going into the oven at 6 a.m., and we continue until the last guest is fed,” he adds. For this year’s dinner, Chef Terry and his team are preparing:

45 turkeys averaging 28 pounds

240 pounds of Stuffing

72 pounds of Cranberry Sauce

1,250 pounds of Whole Turkeys

375 pounds of New York Strip

8 gallons of Butternut Squash Soup

150 pounds of Mashed Potatoes

200 pounds of Sweet Mashed Potatoes

22 pans of Stuffing

18 pans of Candied Yams

15 Pans of Creamed Spinach

14 Pans of Corn Pudding

250 pounds of Salmon

100 pounds of Green Beans

5 gallons of Turkey Gravy

400 pounds of Prepared Salad

500 pounds of Fresh Fruit

6,000 pieces of Dessert

And, when it is all over, Chef Terry takes a deep breath and starts working the annual New Year’s Eve gala! Not only does Chef Terry labor in love, but he has a reputation for serving amazing delicious food! This is one of the many reasons why Boca Pointe members are so happy and thrilled with their club! We encourage you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn how you can become a member, too.