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


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.


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The population growth in South Florida continues to boom, and in case you haven’t noticed, it is no longer only those coming from the Northeast or Midwest corridors. Now, the population comes from many different countries. This is what makes South Florida so exciting and vibrant.

There is a substantial migration from South America—namely Argentina and Brazil—as well as from a few European countries. There are also more and more Canadians who buy a second home in South Florida and play a huge role in the population spurt, at least during the six-month season when cold weather is being experienced by so many north of us.

“We are tracking these growth trends,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of The Club at Boca Pointe, where members can enjoy the country club lifestyle without the country club commitment. The Club at Boca Pointe is the only non-mandatory private equity country club in Boca Raton where members can enjoy equity quality services as non-equity members during the months of stay in Florida as residents and non-residents of the Boca Pointe community.

“We just launched the Club’s new website and one of the features is translation into two foreign languages with a third to come. Right now we have a French version because we do attract a number of French Canadians and Portuguese because of the influx of Brazilians. Next, we will be translating our offering into Spanish to reach our South American neighbors, namely those from Venezuela who are moving to the Boca Raton area. We are seeing the migration with business professionals and that is the perfect audience for us.” according to Ms. Karpel.

Boca Pointe offers an environment where everyone is welcome. Its fastest growing membership category is its Premier membership because it caters to so many different lifestyles. This membership is designed to allow the members to define their own lifestyle for the specific number of months they want without paying equity fees, bonds or initiation fees.

As a Premier member, there are eight categories to choose among so members can customize their experience around what they enjoy doing, starting with a robust social lifestyle and offering additional options for golf and tennis. Boca Pointe is a country club known for its friendliness. The Premier membership offerings start at as few as three consecutive months for the first year with the option to take any number of months between three to twelve months.

If you have not talked with the membership department, yet, to see how you can enrich your life with a full calendar of fun and the opportunity to meet new friends, we encourage you to call today at 561-864-8539.



The proverbial phrase, “The early bird catches the worm,” lives on especially if you are a member of The Club at Boca Pointe.

Snowbird members—Equity and Premier—as well those who participate in Club activities year round caught the “worm” when they were treated to a dinner show featuring the musical magic of Dunlap and Pennington on the keyboards followed by the next night of more fabulous entertainment.

With more than 150 members and guests in the main dining room, Thursday, October 9th, the dynamic pianists dazzled the audience for close to an hour and a half. “We just return from The North,” proclaimed one couple, “and we walked into this unbelievable concert. Boy, am I glad our Boca Pointe friends made reservations for us. We hadn’t even had time to shop for food, so eating at the Club and being entertained like that was a pleasant surprise.”

Dunlap and Pennington are two classically trained concert artists. They have individually performed for audiences in the thousands – one plays on a custom grand piano and the other on a 21st century, custom-designed instrument called a Wersi (VAIR-zee). When you put them together, you have fabulous artistry.

Friday night was not to be outdone by Thursday! Friday’s Soiree was beautifully set up with delicious food displayed elegantly under the watchful eyes of Executive Chef Terry Daniels! Members and guests dined, sang and danced with the William Penn House Duo. Many of the guests were taking advantage of the last month of reciprocal dining privileges because they know when a program is at Boca Pointe, it is exceptional. Fun and laughter was had by all as the music drew listeners out of their seat and into their dancing shoes!

Boca Pointe’s welcomes all to be a part of its fun lifestyle. Members enjoy outstanding food, robust entertainment, and so much more! We invite you to call the membership department to learn more at 561-864-8539.

Let’s Get Moving at The Club at Boca Pointe

The new Sports and Fitness Complex at The Club at Boca Pointe is rounding the construction corner and will be ready for a grand opening before the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get into shape!

It’s business as usual at the existing Athletics Center, where members are still taking advantage of a full slate of aerobic classes, cardio machines and free weights. The center also provides physical therapy and spa services.

As for aerobics classes, the October schedule is filled with so many options! What do you enjoy? How about Zumba, Spinning, Yoga, Kick Boxing, Pilates, or Body Sculpting? And, this is just the start of the class list. There are even classes in the pool – Aquasize and Deep Water Aquasize.

Let’s look at a typical mid-week schedule in October:

Functional Strength
Expresso Stretch
Half Aqua/Half Deep Aqua
Kick Boxing
Pilates Sculpturing
Body Sculp
Young at Heart

Expresso Arms/Abs
Slow Motion Core
Expresso Legs/Glutes
Throwback Wednesdays
Half n’ Half

I don’t know about you, but I am tired just reading the list!

These classes offer more than a workout, they offer you a chance to meet new friends and establish workout buddies. The Athletics Center has a list of its aerobics classes with descriptions to help you pick the perfect workout for you!

Whether or not you prescribe to the “Let’s Get Moving” mentality, you can also visit the Athletics Center for other enjoyment. You may want to visit the steam room or take a dip in the pool. Or, perhaps you would prefer to sign-up for a relaxing facial, message, manicure or pedicure.

Whatever your preference, the Athletics Center offers you many ways to stay fit and young. If you are not a member of Boca Pointe, yet, call the membership office at 561-864-8539 and learn more about the many lifestyle options available to residents and non-residents.


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What do the Duck Dynasty, the Devil & the Seven Deadliest Sins, and the Wizard of Oz have in common? This riddle can only be solved by the members of The Club at Boca Pointe!

It is Boca Pointe’s annual Halloween Party! This night at the Club traditionally rocks the house and is one of several “must attend” events of the season.

Attended by several hundred members, this dinner-dance celebration was a showcase of so many creative costumes! Costumes are not required to have fun, but those who really, really want to get into the Goblin spirit donned their best outfits. From simple facemasks to elaborate costumes, members of The Club at Boca Pointe danced the night away.

The Halloween party was the perfect way to usher in the new season. Friends met up, others reconnected, and new friends were made. Next up at the Club is a themed New Year’s Eve, followed by the Sweetheart Dance for Valentine’s Day.

The fresh, new season is upon us! If you are not a member, yet, call the membership department at 561-864-8539 to find the perfect membership option for you!


While they are silent and behind the scenes, they are highly efficient and a critical part of the pleasure enjoyed by members at The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton country club. They are the men who make our member’s visit to the Club carefree and fantastical as members meet up with friends for fun and laughter.

Do you remember going to Disney World with your children or grandchildren and marveling at how the park ran seamlessly? Well, Chief Engineer Anthony DiMauro and his team of plant engineers have the same passion for high level of friendly quality service! They are the ones who keeping the physical facilities humming.

“Light bulb out is one of the typical calls you hear over the walkie talkie, but replacing light bulbs is kids’ play,” says Anthony, who is a licensed contractor knowledgeable about virtually every aspect of building management. “The real work is done behind the scenes not in view of the membership,” he adds.

“We have a 30-year old facility spread over two campuses (for now) that requires daily maintenance. It could be as simple as replacing the light bulbs to fixing a piece of machinery to re-building important necessities. A member of the engineering team is on duty every day that the club is open and during major events for member satisfaction. Building open, we are open.” Anthony proudly explains.

While Boca Pointe has contractors building its new Sports and Fitness Complex, our engineering team has to be available to assist the contractors in their knowledge about the nuances of the Boca Pointe facilities. Similarly, the skilled team had to be available for inquiries by those contracted for the new golf course irrigation system just completed on Boca Pointe’s championship golf course.

“With the right set of tools, intricate knowledge of the facilities, and a little elbow grease, we are well prepared to keep this beautiful country club running smoothly for our members to continue being highly satisfied with all of the amenities available to them,” Anthony adds.

The membership department at The Club at Boca Pointe invites you to call 561-864-8539 and set up an appointment to visit the club! Once you see it, you will be hooked!


New, Fresh, Exhilarating! Everywhere you turn there is exciting change occurring at The Club at Boca Pointe and the entire Boca Pointe Community…all for the betterment of members and the community at large.

• The new Sports and Fitness Complex is moving right along with the new facility rapidly taking shape as an extension of the existing Center Court Complex.

• The golf course is transforming before our eyes, with the installation of the new irrigation system and the planting of new Celebration grass on the front nine, in addition to the newly improved tee boxes and cart paths as well as the re-sodding of parts of the back nine.

• The new upgrades for the deck and other areas around the Center Court pool will begin shortly and are sure to please.

• The main gate beautification is underway; while we are already enjoying the completion of some of the beautiful new gates, we are expectantly watching the construction progress on other gates as well as the four corners of the Powerline & 18th intersection.

• An exciting golf schedule is ready for golfers in the new season, with Director of Golf, Buck Deibel, leading the charge, along with an equally exciting tennis schedule available for tennis players, with Director of Tennis, Gabriel Neacsu, leading the charge.

• New menus and beverage selections with fabulous choices for everyday dining and special events will be enjoyed by all, thanks to Executive Chef Terry Daniels.

• An unbelievably active, new social calendar is showcased in the new Playbill, designed by Boca Pointe’s Social Director, Jane Young, that includes the best of Broadway Plays, Showtime Series, one-of-a-kind dinner dances in the Main Dining Room, and much more!

• The building of the new Pointe100 Village is underway and should be welcoming new residents and members before the end of 2015.

What more can be going on? Well, beyond all of these new and exciting activities, the Board and various committees are hard at work designing a new membership offering to keep the Club not only moving forward, but actively young. The details will be available in the fall.

Undoubtedly, the Boca Pointe Community and The Club at Boca Pointe are where the action is with both the Renaissance of the Community and the Dawning of a New Era for the Club. We hope you are taking full advantage of what Boca Pointe has to offer! Don’t miss out! If you’re not a member of the Club, yet, we invite you to call the membership department today at 561-864-8539!


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When it comes to “Love,” there is no better place than The Club at Boca Pointe where “Love” flourishes daily, especially on its 16 beautifully manicured Har-Tru tennis courts that are filled regularly with play at all levels—from competitive to social to teams.

Under the leadership of the newly appointed Director of Tennis who is the former Canadian National Doubles Champion Over 35, Gabriel Neacsu continues to build programs that are appealing to all levels of play. As The Club at Boca Pointe rolls out of the summer and into the new, exciting fall season, tennis will programs will be in full throttle as the season kicks in gear.

As for teams, 10 ladies teams will be fielded. This includes three Palm Beach teams (3,5,7), 4 Claymates and 3 seniors and teams. Last season, Claymates Ladies and Seniors Princess 1 won their league championships! And, let’s not forget the men. The men field 3 grand slam teams and 3 senior teams, one of which won their division championship!

And, if that’s not exciting enough, there is still plenty of competitive daily play at all skill levels, Cardio Tennis and as many clinics for tennis players to sharpen their skills. Are you new to the tennis world? Worry not! Gabriel works with newbies to the sport as well as newbies to the Club. When families are visiting, especially with the grand kids, there are plenty of clinics planned for all age groups.

Bottom line: no one ever gets shut out; you want tennis action, The Club at Boca Pointe is the place to be and you do not have to live at the club to participate in the tennis programs with the Club’s exclusive Premier Membership that affords you the opportunity to enjoy the country club experience without the typical country club commitment.

Love really is a many-splendored thing, especially when it comes to Tennis at The Club at Boca Pointe! We invite you to call membership today at 561-864-8539 to learn more.


Are you a … Couch potato? Very active? Moderately active? Into fitness, tennis or golf? How about cards or Mah Jongg? Married? Single?

Whatever category describes you the best, there is a full schedule of activities to meet your needs at The Club at Boca Pointe in the heart of Boca Raton…

For golf and tennis enthusiasts, you can enjoy the Club’s beautiful 18-hole Championship Golf Course and 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, along with robust golf and tennis programs, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player. You will be welcomed with friendly smiles and good games.

For the fitness guru, the new Sports and Fitness Complex will be opening soon, where you can work out, relax, or enjoy a steam or sauna. And, in the beautiful South Florida weather, a delightful pool to cool you off is always ready for the next swimmer.

For the card room aficionados, there are at least four card rooms in operation daily during the season with the first session starting around 12 noon and ending around 4 p.m., followed by an evening session usually from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You name it, they play it. And, if you are a newbie to the Club, the social director helps you find games that match your abilities.

Beyond the sports and games, what about entertainment? Yes, The Club at Boca Pointe has special seating arrangements for Broadway Shows at the Broward Center, Kravis Center, Broward Stage Door, The Wick, and other theaters in the area. Don’t like to drive in Florida traffic? Well, you leave the driving to the Club, riding with friends in specially chartered buses when you go see shows like Annie, The Lion King, La cage aux Folles, and the Miami Ballet for starters.

Don’t want to leave the Boca Pointe campus? Then, there are two major educational offerings: First, the ever-popular Marleen and Harold Forkas FAU Lifelong Learning Center in which top professors from FAU provide topical discussions from politics to music! Secondly, there’s a wide-ranging seminar series by well-known lecturers such as Dr. Robert Watson, a leading political pundit, and Shelly and Larry Strickler from the world of television.

How about some casual fun? The Friday night Showtime Series featuring top nationally known talent from singers to comedians to impressionists offers great times among friends! The Club also holds several themed dinner dances throughout the year ranging from New Year’s Eve, Sweetheart Dance, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. These are coupled with pool parties and Holiday Day Carnival for the youngsters.

For the single members, there is also a fun slate of activities. The agenda involves special trips, outings, and social dances through an active Interclub schedule with many other country clubs in South Florida.

Oh no, you are not finished, yet. Those are just some of the activities scheduled by the social director at The Club at Boca Pointe.

There are numerous clubs and groups within the Club at Boca Pointe that provide its members with more activities during the year.

The biggest club within Boca Pointe is the Adventurers Club, some 200 members strong, that schedules a wide variety of events during the season. For example, they took a trip to the Air Force Base in Homestead to watch F81s take off and then toured the facility as well as went to the Everglades on a special tour.

Then, there is the new “What’s Up” group featuring once-a-month unique activities and speakers. The first one enabled members to test drive a Tesla! Oh, and let’s not forget about the TLC (Today Life Continues) club for single women looking to live a fuller life and share fun things together.

No matter what your “cup of tea,” Boca Pointe has an activity, group or club to more than quench your thirst! Visit Boca Pointe’s website, http://www.theclubatbocapointe.com to learn more.


Baby, it’s hot outside…too hot for a heavy dinner… you want to eat something light tonight!

True or false?

True, of course…and, as always, Executive Chef Terry Daniels at The Club at Boca Pointe aims to please. He put on his thinking cap to develop a delightful, delicious, desirable, and delectable Tapas menu.

Tapas style of food, originating in Spain, is a wide variety of appetizers served with drinks. Originally, these would be a mix of cold olives, cheeses or ham and hot items such as meatballs, ham or fish croquettes. Today, Tapas has evolved into an entire sophisticated cuisine, sometimes referred to as a “small plate.” The portions are small and several plates should be combined to form a complete meal.

TapasenBarcelonaThe initial Tapas menu at the Club at Boca Pointe includes:

– Flat Bread of goat cheese, black mission figs, Serrano Ham, wilted arugula with balsamic drizzle.

– Charcuterie Platter: charcuterie du jour, cornichons, baguette crostini’s, while grain mustard and assorted olives.

– Ahi Tuna Tartar: Asian marinated Ahi tuna with crispy home-made potato chips.

– Steak & Frits: grilled four-ounce skirt steak, potato frits and béarnaise sauce.

– Lamb Lollypops: grilled single cut lamb chops with pomegranate-mint glaze.

– Crispy Soft Shell Crab: tempura soft shell crab, cucumber slaw and Yuzu aioli.

– Tomato & Mozzarella Salad: sliced Heirloom tomato, fresh burrata cheese, baby arugula, sea salt, olio verde and balsamic drizzle.

Are you hungry, yet? Well, this is just the first Tapas menu…watch this space for more to come!

If you’re thinking about becoming a member, please call the membership department at The Club at Boca Pointe to learn more 561-864-8539. Then, you can be one of the many members enjoying this amazing fine cuisine at the Club.