BE WHERE THE ACTION IS: THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

Golf courses are closing all over the country!

Golf rounds are down for the most part!

Guess what’s happening at the Club at Boca Pointe!

Plenty of action from the number of rounds being played to various re-construction plans.

Re-construction of the golf course along with the building of a new Sports and Fitness Complex!

So what’s happening at the Club at Boca Pointe?

Everything!

It’s a happening place…a happening to place to be a member…full time or seasonal.

Watch for the next blog on where the action is.

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What Boca Pointe Club Members are Saying About the Food

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YOU CAN’T BEAT THE FOOD AT BOCA POINTE
This is what we always hear whenever we mention that we live in Boca Pointe and are members of the Club. Is it true? You bet it is!! But it also extends to the entire staff as well. During our 17 years as Club members, our children have held three Bar Mitzvah celebrations here, along with a baby naming, and countless other celebrations as well. Add to this the many business holiday parties, sales meetings and family gatherings and it is obvious that we are one of the most satisfied “customers” the Club could have.

Working with the staff is an absolute pleasure. They have been able to take all the work, worry and anxiety out of hosting any type of affair or event. Not only just the planning, but that extends to the entire staff who are right there to make sure that everything goes smoothly and well.

Now add to this, the extraordinary food experience. We know that our guests will always walk away raving about the food that they get here. Our most recent Bar Mitzvah in February drew absolute raves from our guests. Our children were treated to a food sampling dinner where they were able to sample what they planned to serve. Their selections were outstanding and our family and friends still talk about it.

All in all, you absolutely can’t beat the experience of a Boca Pointe Club meal, party or affair. Our three children and eight grandchildren all live here in Boca, and without exception their favorite treat is when we invite them to dine with us at the Club.

As a matter of fact, one of the best testimonials comes from one of our grandsons, who is ten years old. At dinner one evening at the club, we introduced him to Chef Terry. Our grandson, un-coached, told him that he wished he lived at Boca Pointe, because that way he could eat here every day!! “You can’t beat the food at Boca Pointe.” You bet that’s right, only we’d just add you can’t beat the service either. Thanks to our entire staff!!
H. & M. Nelles

I LOVE MY LIFE at the Club at Boca Pointe

I think back to the wonderful, hectic, busy years of raising our family and teaching. We woke up at the crack of dawn, commuted over the Tappan Zee Bridge to The Bronx…& were exhausted before that 1st bell rang starting the school day at 7:50 A.M! I loved teaching…but my life began when I got home. Very busy, hectic years.

… and we fantasized about retiring one day
… about moving to Florida
… about sitting in rockers on our “porch”
… and growing “old” together!

But, I never imagined living at “Camp Boca” (Thank you Eiloo Wayne for encouraging us to take a Trial Memebership !!!)…where everyday is filled with friends and fun! …

I love my tennis…I love my tennis buddies, my clubs, …and my games…my drills…& my Team (yeah Claymates!)

I love my Adventurer’s Club… my trips, my events, my friends!
Our Square Dance was great!

& I love my Baby Boomer’s Club! Happy Hour, Dancing, House Parties, Boat Rides, Bowling…

& I love the Pap Cops, the Dinner Dances, the people!

… I love my canasta games
– with my girlfriends
– as couples
– having dinner
– having lunch
– winning money?
– losing money?

… I love my mahjongg
– eating with my buddies
– playing with my buddies
– going to Ellyn’s for 3 days-
– winning money? (rarely)
– losing money? (often!)

Oh well- it’s all part of what makes my life at Boca Pointe feel so good! You make me happy-… all of you… each and everyone of you make me smile! The staff, the Maitre D’s, Chef Terry, the waiters, the catering staff, the Athletic Center staff, the instructors, the Bartenders, the Cardroom attendants….I could go on and on! I love my life! Thank you Boca Pointe!!!

Ronni Ratsprecher

Great Things Happening at the Club at Boca Pointe

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, April 10th, at 5:00pm in the Grand Cafe Lounge there will be a Wine Tasting. Enjoy wine samples served with assorted cheeses! There will be a wine representative discussing the wines. Cost is $20 all inclusive. Reservations are open. Space is limited to 40 and there are no cancellations.

Passover Seder Dinners will be Monday, April 14th and Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 pm. Adults are $46 per person and children are $23 per person. Dress is jackets or elegant casual. Reservations are open for Tuesday night only. No cancellations after April 4th.

There will be another great Lynn Concert on Sunday, April 13th, at 3:00pm in the Palms Terrace. Two fabulous artists; cellist, Doniyor Zuparov, and pianist, Feruza Dadabaeva, will be performing. Reservations are open and cost is $8. No cancellations and guests are welcome!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 19th, in the Athletics Center from 10:00am to noon. The Easter Bunny will be available from 10:00am to noon for photos. There will be two (2) egg hunts at 10:30am; children between the age of 2 and 4 years old will meet at the playground and children between the age of 5 and 12 years old will meet in the courtyard. Please bring your camera, a basket for your eggs and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 10:30am. To sign up, please call the Athletics Center front desk at 561.864-8551.

Easter Sunday Brunch will be on Sunday, April 20th, in the Main Dining Room from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Adults are $22 and children are $13. Reservations are open and required. Please note that have a smaller number of reservations for the brunch.

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 Tuesday, April 29th there will be an Inter-Club (Mingle with singles from many clubs in the area) Spring Mixer at Ibis Country Club from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Cost is $25 all inclusive which includes live music, complimentary wine and craft beer tasting and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required and no cancellations.
Ø Monday, June 2nd there will be an Inter-Club (Boca West, Indian Springs, Boca Lago, Boca Resort, Gleneagles, Addison Reserve, Boca Woods, Polo, Wycliffe, Hunters Run and Broken Sound) Singles Inter-Club Dinner Out at St. Tropez Restaurant at 6:00pm. Dinner includes a soup or salad, a choice of four entrees (Half Roasted Duck, Chicken Mediterranean, Broiled Salmon or Veal Parmigiana), a glass of wine, coffee and dessert. Cost is $33 all inclusive. Please call Reservations for your reservation and choice of entree.
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 (including guests).

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