What members are saying about our Boca Raton Country Club

SUN SHINES SO OFTEN ON BOCA POINTE

If you have wondered why the sun shines so often on Boca Pointe, one reason may be a special asset we have here named Frank Beirne. Frank was born in Ireland and arrived on our shores as a young man of 21. He, his wife and four children lived in Rhode Island and Massachusetts until his retirement from his position as Vice President of Retail Services for National Grid, an electric utility company. He has been with us for 9 years because he loves Boca Pointers…he says we are “unique”. When he is not golfing, fishing or playing with his 2 grandchildren, he serves as a starter on our golf course, always giving us his great Irish smile, a helping hand, a pat on the back; and, if we are lucky, even a hug. We all wish Frank and Christine a very happy 40th anniversary on July first.

Thanks for brightening our days, Frank!!! Please Note: Our first article about Alan Lefkowitz’s heroics inadvertently left out that there was another hero, Harvey Schlissel. He and Alan together saved the day, and we want to recognize Harvey’s effort. Thank you Harvey. We applaud you.”
Ellie Lefkowitz

GOLF: BOCA POINTE STYLE: FROM ROUTINE PLAY TO SOCIAL GOLF TO HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GOLF

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There is golf and more golf. Then, there is golf The Club at Boca Pointe style, says Buck
Deibel, the director of golf.

“We have one of the best groomed courses in South Florida,” says Deibel. “When one
of Jack Nicklaus’ companies designed the course, they designed it just perfect. It offers a challenging 18 holes but is friendly for the type of players we have at the club. The fairways are wide and forgiving while the greens define the challenging part of the game. Yet, according to Deibel, “that is not what separates us.”

“The real defining part of our golf comes with the social portion of the game. We have
events for low handicappers to high handicappers, plus a wide array of special events.”

“The special events calendar is one of the big features of the golf program. Not only do
we offer ladies and men’s leagues for all golf members, but we have an active social program where couples participate in a fun monthly mixer. The mixer is usually followed by a themed dinner typically based on what holiday or special day falls in a particular month,” he adds.

Like the club’s membership programs in which you can define the type of membership you want for the amount of time you are in Boca Raton, the golf program follows suit. “You want to play socially with guys or gals, you can. If you want daily competitive games, you can. If the tournament schedule fits your needs, it’s there for you. If you only want to play nine holes, we have leagues and events for you, as well.”

The seasonal leagues, while competitive, also provide different weekly formats from
stroke play to match play to other fun formats that keep the game challenging and exciting for everyone. Lifelong friends are formed at The Club at Boca Pointe as members meet new people weekly in different tournament pairings and during regular daily play.

The golf program aligns with the unique membership offerings of The Club at Boca Pointe, a non-mandatory equity club. You do not have to live at Boca Pointe to be a member. You can choose not only the type of membership–social, golf, tennis—but you can also choose the number of months you want to join with a minimum of three months the first year and four months thereafter. The only private country club in Boca Raton that offers this lifestyle!

GOLF: BOCA POINTE STYLE: FROM ROUTINE PLAY TO SOCIAL GOLF TO HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GOLF

There is golf and more golf. Then, there is golf The Club at Boca Pointe style, says Buck
Deibel, the director of golf.

“We have one of the best groomed courses in South Florida,” says Deibel. “When one
of Jack Nicklaus’ companies designed the course, they designed it just perfect. It offers a challenging 18 holes but is friendly for the type of players we have at the club. The fairways are wide and forgiving while the greens define the challenging part of the game. Yet, according to Deibel, “that is not what separates us.”

“The real defining part of our golf comes with the social portion of the game. We have
events for low handicappers to high handicappers, plus a wide array of special events.”

“The special events calendar is one of the big features of the golf program. Not only do
we offer ladies and men’s leagues for all golf members, but we have an active social program where couples participate in a fun monthly mixer. The mixer is usually followed by a themed dinner typically based on what holiday or special day falls in a particular month,” he adds.

Like the club’s membership programs in which you can define the type of membership you want for the amount of time you are in Boca Raton, the golf program follows suit. “You want to play socially with guys or gals, you can. If you want daily competitive games, you can. If the tournament schedule fits your needs, it’s there for you. If you only want to play nine holes, we have leagues and events for you, as well.”

The seasonal leagues, while competitive, also provide different weekly formats from
stroke play to match play to other fun formats that keep the game challenging and exciting for everyone. Lifelong friends are formed at The Club at Boca Pointe as members meet new people weekly in different tournament pairings and during regular daily play.

The golf program aligns with the unique membership offerings of The Club at Boca Pointe, a non-mandatory equity club. You do not have to live at Boca Pointe to be a member. You can choose not only the type of membership–social, golf, tennis—but you can also choose the number of months you want to join with a minimum of three months the first year and four months thereafter. The only private country club in Boca Raton that offers this lifestyle!
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Jane’s Ticket Booth at the Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton Country Club

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 “Wiesenthal” at the Broward Stage Door
Show “Company” has been replaced with”Wiesenthal” on the same date. This extraordinary story of Simon Wiesenthal is filled with hope, humanity, and humor as told by actor, playwright, and master storyteller, Tom Dugan. On the day before his retirement, as he welcomes his final group of Americans to his office in The Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna, Simon Wiesenthal reminisces … Wiesenthal is a powerful, moving, and extremely entertaining play that recounts how Simon Wiesenthal, after escaping death at the hands of Hitler’s S.S., devoted his life to bringing 1,100 war criminals to justice. It is a remarkable performance that gives equal weight to Wiesenthal’s humor, wisdom, and wit during his long and purposeful life. Cost: $54 includes ticket and bus. Bus departs 7 p.m. No cancellations. Guests welcome.

Saturday, March 29 – “Chess” at the Slow Burn Theatre in Boca
“Chess”, the musical, involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other; all in the context of a Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, during which both countries wanted to win international chess tournaments for propaganda purposes. Cost: $55 includes ticket and bus. Bus departs 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, March 30 – Dudu Fisher at the Kravis Center.
World-renowned Israeli cantor and Broadway star Dudu Fisher will entertain you with singing Hebrew, Yiddish and Broadway favorites.We were able to purchase wonderful seats in the lower orchestra at a reduced price for you. Seats are in rows K and L. Cost: $75 includes ticket and bus. Bus departs 6:15 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. No cancellations. Guests welcome.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Lecture – Today’s FBI.
The FBI Miami CAAA Speaker’s Bureau consists of Alumni members that are skilled orators who have been exclusively trained to make presentations on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Miami Division to local organizations, schools, neighborhood business associations etc. Program Director and Alumni Member, Dr. Alan Lieberman, in conjunction with Jeff Green, FBI-Miami Community Outreach Specialist, designed a powerful PowerPoint presentation that describes the FBI’s history, statistical information, infamous cases, and “did you know” facts. “This is a fascinating presentation!!” 7:30 p.m. in the Imperial Room. Cost: $5pp. No cancellations. Guests welcome.

jyoung@bocapointecc.com

SINGLES FLOCK TO THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE WHERE ACTIVITIES ARE BOUNDLESS

You are single and looking for a fresh, inviting, invigorating lifestyle? Want to turn a new page in your life?

Who wouldn’t?

Several hundred women and men are doing that, as members of the Club at Boa Pointe where the calendar is as active as you want to be.

The Club at Boca Pointe not only has the most active calendar for singles than any other club in South Florida, it is THE ONLY club where you do not have to live in order to play.

And on top of that if you still maintain a residence in the North, the Club at Boca Pointe again is THE ONLY club that lets you define your own lifestyle with not only the types of activities you wish to participate, but how many months you want to participate with a three-month minimum for the first year in the Club’s Premier Membership category with no equity costs.

What makes the Club at Boca Pointe so unique and successful is the dedication of the Club’s social director, Jane Young.

“No single member is left behind”, quips Young, who takes special pride in developing unique events for her single members to enjoy.

“Yes, we have an active calendar, going to Broadway shows, musicals, inter-club get togethers, but we also put together group trips for all members to places such as Las Vegas, Biloxi, Branson as well as cruises.

“These events are open to all members, and provides activities for those who are single to enjoy while in the comfort of friends in a very safe environment. Singles are quite concerned about how they travel and by being part of the Club at Boca Pointe, they are able to broaden their friendship circle while enjoying numerous activities,” she adds.

At least once a month there is an exclusive singles happy hour where members meet and mingle with others from the club while lifting a glass or tasting one of Chef Terry’s light hors d’oeuvres. And on top of that regularly scheduled Inter-Club Happy Hours with other clubs in the area where you can meet and mingle, also.

The activities are endless with the Marleen and Harold Forkas FAU Learning Center where the leading professors from this leading institution come to the club to provide lectures on timely topics.

Your day at Camp Boca Pointe is endless. If you are the more active type, there is tennis, golf, and a modern Fitness Center, plus to Dance Lessons, to 3-D art courses, plus live entertainment with the Club’s Friday Night Showtime Series.

Perhaps the most active source of “play” is the card rooms—five in all—where you name it, it is played. Bridge, canasta, Mah Jong, poker, gin rummy to name a few of the games being played daily at the Club.

And at day’s end who’s to say: you won’t find Cupid?

Many have at the Club at Boca Pointe!

CLUB AT BOCA POINTE UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX WHILE SHOWCASING ITS NEW MODERN LOBBY FOR THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA

They came, they saw, they applauded with a big “WOW” when Congressman Ted Deutch and Palm Beach Commissioner Steven Abrams helped unveil the architectural rendering for the new, state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Complex at The Club at Boca Pointe as part of the dawning of a new era for this non-mandatory equity club, where you do not have to live to be a member.

The two dignitaries, along with General Manager Helen Karpel and President Tom Feniger, not only cut the ribbon launching the new clubhouse lobby, but showed the membership the interior renderings of the multi-million dollar Sports and Fitness Center to be built as part of the existing tennis complex on the main campus.

Both elected officials have been to The Club at Boca Pointe on many occasions and both echoed the same feelings:

“This is great! It’s a wow,” they said in referring to the modern lobby. “It is also wonderful to see the rendering of the new Sports and Fitness Center. We, in Palm Beach County, are excited to see this popular club moving forward. There is more progress being made here than at many other clubs,” Commissioner Abrams added.

The new lobby represents the completion of the main floor of the clubhouse that includes the beautiful main dining room and lounge, as well as the banquet rooms and ever-popular ladies and men’s card rooms.

In addition to the Sports and Fitness Complex, Ms. Karpel said, “we hope to work on the lower level of the clubhouse, which will include further enhancing the grand café to create an even more lively, hot spot for our members to use for casual dining.”

The Club at Boca Pointe is the leading non-mandatory club in South Florida providing a broad range of memberships, including equity and the fast-growing non-equity Premier category, which allows the members to define their own lifestyle by selecting the number of months they will be using the club and the types of activities in which they are interested, such as golf, tennis, fitness, or just social.

This is a dynamic time at The Club at Boca Pointe! We are proud to showcase our exciting plans as they unfold now and in the very near

Great Things are Happening at the Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton Club

President’s Week Details.Monday Pool Party with William Penn House (along with face painting) at the Center Court (please note new location) pool, Tuesday McCarthy Wildlife Presentation, Magicians with dinner on Tuesday night in the Main Dining Room and balloon artists on Thursday night in the Main Dining Room. There will also be a Kid’s Tennis Clinic and a Junior Golf Clinic.

On Thursday, March 20th and April 10th, “Bring any guest to Dinner” in the Main Dining Room. On this day, a member can bring ANY guest (a member [either single or married] may bring a couple as their guests) FOR DINNER. On this day, the guest rules DO NOT apply. A guest can be a Boca Pointe resident or a relinquished member regardless of where they live or when they resigned from the Club [relinquished member must have left in good standing]. The invited guests must be having dinner, not just Happy Hour.

We are planning another very special dinner for our Equity Members. Chef Terry will be preparing a very special dinner for 45 equity members (no guests). Dinner will be in the Palms on Saturday March 22nd. The April 5th dinner will be reschedule to another month. The dinner will have a very special and unique menu; including a selection of red and white wines, three courses and a Viennese table. Dinner details to follow.

On Saturday, April 5th, we are having A Tribute to Neil Diamond. There will be a great show, DJ for dancing and buffet dinner. Price is $40++ and dress is elegant casual. Reservations open on Wednesday, February 26th at 9:00am. No cancellations after March 21st.

Grand Café Sunday Brunch & Lunch – The $15 Brunch includes continental items such as bagels, smoke salmon display, cream cheeses, sliced tomatoes and red onions, fresh fruit, assorted mini yogurts and cold cereals, milk, an omelet station, a waffle bar and juices, coffee, tea and fountain soda. You can add a mimosa to your meal for $2.

For the Boca Pointe Singles, we are planning:
Ø On Monday, February 24th, there will be a Singles’ Happy Hour at Boca West (Clubs from Boca West, Aberdeen and Polo Club) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Onyx Lounge.
Ø On Saturday, March 15th, there will be a Singles’ Inter-Club Dinner Dance at Boca Country Club (Clubs from Boca West, Wycliffe, Addison Reserve, Indian Springs, Broken Sound, Hunters Run, Polo, Gleneagles, Boca Woods and Boca Lago) starting at 6:30pm with passed hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. At 7:00pm, there will be a Three Course Dinner along with live entertainment. Cost is $35. Reservations required by Thursday, March 6th. No cancellations and male guests are welcome!
Ø On Tuesday, March 25th at 5:00pm in the Palms Terrace, there will be a Singles’ Wine Tasting. Enjoy four wine samples served with assorted cheeses! There will be a wine representative discussing the wines. Cost is $20 all inclusive. Space is limited to 30 and there are no cancellations.
Ø Please check the flyer rack for all the Boca Unos events!

Event reservations can be made online at http://www.theclubatbocapointe.com or by calling Reservations at 561-864-8503. When making your reservation, please provide the names of your entire party.

BAKERY TEAM PUTS ON THEIR TOP THINKING CAPS TO GET READY FOR THE SPRING HOLIDAYS AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE!

Spring time not only brings blooms to the flowers, but it gives Chef John, executive pastry chef for The Club at Boca Pointe, the opportunity to dig into his recipe book and prepare sweet delights for St. Patrick’s Day, Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day.

These festive occasions offer a short window of opportunity for Chef John and his staff, under the leadership of Executive Chef Terry Daniels, to “Wow” the members with delightful delicacies during this exciting holiday time, which occur just before many snowbirds and premier members head home.

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On the cookie table being discussed are:

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th
(which is on a Monday so the celebration will be early!)
Irish Soda Bread | Molly’s Irish Whiskey Cake | Bailey’s Cheesecake

 

 

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Passover, April 14th – April 22nd
At Dinner: Dessert Trio, including Cheesecake with Matzo Meal Crust, Flautas, and Apple Bavarian) |  Coconut Macaroons

 

 

 

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At Easter Brunch: Danish, Sticky Buns, Muffins, Croissants

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Mother’s Day, May 11th Extra special desserts will be made with care!
All Kinds of Delicious Goodies

One of Boca Pointe’s Biggest Dessert Days of the Year!!

 

 

Memorial Day, May 26th

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Tropical Key Lime Pie – always a big hit! | Coconut Pie | Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Chef John excitedly shared, “we will also be trying a ‘new roll’ soon – Artisan Ciabatta Rolls!  And, the Pretzel Roll has been very well received, which we make and serve every Friday!”

Every “sweet tooth” at Boca Pointe will relish every bite! Come join us for the holidays!  If you are not a member, yet, it is never too late, call our membership department at 561-864-8537 and sign up for one of our many membership options to meet your unique lifestyle needs!

Message from the General Manager-Boca Pointe Country Club

Keeping Up with Life at the Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Country Club

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  •  Sunday Night Happy Hour & Deli Bar has become very popular.  Please keep in mind that the Clubhouse, Card rooms and valet closes on Sunday at 7:00pm.
  • $200 New Membership Incentive Program – We are continuing the incentive program.  This incentive is working!!!  A $200 credit will apply to a member’s accounts for referrals which turn into a membership enrollment (premier).
  • We need your “UPBEAT” article about your Club!  Please share a story about the great things that your Club has to offer with your fellow members.  You can email your submission to suesiegel8@theclubatbocapointe.com.  Your story will be published in the weekly Buzz.  One of the great pleasures of my job is being able to hear members express their joy and passion for this great Club.  Thank you for the wonderful articles!

Great Things Happening at the Club

Meet the Candidates will be today, Monday, February 3rd, at 4:00pm in the Main Lounge.  The meeting will be informal and members will have the ability to meet and ask questions to the two candidates running for the two open positions on the Board of Governors.

Sweetheart Dinner Dance will be on Saturday, February 8th, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.  Price is $60 which includes the Kickback Band playing a variety of music [including but not limited to romantic, ballroom, latin, disco and rock ‘n roll], dining stations and jackets required.  We are also planning to have a Singles table and two dance escorts for the table.  Reservations are open.  No cancellations.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast -The 1st Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will be at Nordstrom on Monday, February 10th, from 9:00am to 11:00am.  This special breakfast is open to all members and their guests.  This event is to honor all of our wonderful Volunteer Members for their dedication and willingness to serve.  Please plan to attend whether you are nominated or just to support this great event.  The breakfast is $25 all-inclusive and seating is limited to 125 people.  Please call (561) 864-8503 to make your reservation and provide your breakfast choice.

Ladies’ Bridge Member Guest Grand Slam Tournament – The tournament will be professionally directed by John Black and held on Thursday, February 13th.  Price is $45 per person.  Reservations are open and no cancellations after Wednesday, February 5th.

On Thursday, February 13th, “Bring any guest to Dinner” in the Main Dining Room.  On this day, a member can bring ANY guest (a member [either single or married] may bring a couple as their guests) FOR DINNER.  On this day, the guest rules DO NOT apply.  A guest can be a Boca Pointe resident or a relinquished member regardless of where they live or when they resigned from the Club [relinquished member must have left in good standing].  The invited guests must be having dinner, not just Happy Hour.

Make your plans for President’s Week!   Monday Pool Party with William Penn House (along with face painting) at the Athletics Center pool, Tuesday McCarthy Wildlife Presentation, Magicians with dinner on Tuesday night in the Main Dining Room and balloon artists on Thursday night in the Main Dining Room.  There will also be a Kid’s Tennis Clinic and a Junior Golf Clinic.

Please look at The Buzz for a detail listing of seminars and shows.

Grand Café Sunday Brunch & Lunch – Is now available.  The $15 Brunch includes continental items such as bagels, smoke salmon display, cream cheeses, sliced tomatoes and red onions, fresh fruit, assorted mini yogurts and cold cereals, milk, an omelet station, a waffle bar and juices, coffee, tea and fountain soda.  You can add a mimosa to your meal for $2.

For the Boca Pointe Singles, we are planning:

  • On Tuesday, February 11th, there will be a Singles Au Bar at Boca Pointe from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  The cost is $20 which includes light hors d’oeuvres, one action station and a glass of wine along with live music.  Reservations are required by Thursday, February 6th.  No cancellations and guests are welcome!
  • On Monday, February 24th, there will be a Singles’ Happy Hour at Boca West (Clubs from Boca West, Aberdeen and Polo Club) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Onyx Lounge.
  • On Saturday, March 15th, there will be a Singles’ Inter-Club Dinner Dance at Boca Country Club (Clubs from Boca West, Wycliffe, Addison Reserve, Indian Springs, Broken Sound, Hunters Run, Polo, Gleneagles, Boca Woods and Boca Lago) starting at 6:30pm with passed hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.  At 7:00pm, there will be a Three Course Dinner along with live entertainment.   Cost is $35.  Reservations required by Thursday, March 6th.  No cancellations and male guests are welcome!
  • Reservations for Single Events can be made online at http://www.theclubatbocapointe.com or call Reservations at 561-864-8503.
  • Please check the flyer rack for all the Boca Unos events!

Always at your service,

Helen

DON’T COOK TONIGHT! LET CHEF TERRY DO THE COOKING FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS BY CATERING BOCA RATON

Remember the famous ad tag line:  “Don’t cook tonight, call…”!  Sure you do and that line has taken on a new ending …

“Don’t cook tonight, see what Chef Terry is preparing tonight!”

Well, nearly 800 members and their guests did exactly that for one of Chef Terry’s amazing and incomparable Thanksgiving dinners at The Club at Boca Pointe.

From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, they joyfully poured through the doors at The Club at Boca Pointe through the magnificent new lobby and into the celebratory dining room where they were satiated by an array of delicious foods.  This included:

•  1,250 pounds of turkey along with 5 gallons of gravy, 375 pounds of New York strip steak, 250 pounds of salmon.

•  More than 800 pounds of sides: green beans, creamed spinach, corn pudding, soup, yams, mashed potatoes and sweet potato mash.

• 400 pounds of prepared salads along with freshly baked breads.

• Topped off with 6,000 pieces of  dessert and 500 pounds of fruit!

Sounds like an overabundance of delicacies, doesn’t it? … And yet, there was not very much of any food left over.

“When you come to the club to dine, it is like you have a ‘personal chef’ in Chef Terry.  Not only is he good with a variety of menu options, but it is very convenient,” says a number of regulars.” I did not understand the original paragraph so reworded – hope I did not lose the context?

Dining at The Club at Boca Pointe is one of the highly appealing benefits of membership! It enhances the feeling of:  “Don’t cook tonight, let Chef Terry do the cooking” whether you are a single, a couple or a group, his plates will delight your palates.