Of the 1,000-plus members at the Club at Boca Pointe many are retired educators from the Northeast corridor, predominately New York and New Jersey, says Helen Karpel, general manager of this unique member-only club in the heart of Boca Raton, Fl.
“According to our research, the reason why we continue to attract those retiring from the education system in the Northeast is our value-added concept,” Karpel says. “We do not follow the traditional country club model. Members are encouraged to design their memberships according their own lifestyle we are not a mandatory club.”
“For example, our most popular membership, which provides the club with a solid foundation, is the social. These provide the greatest amount of usage for the members in accordance with their lifestyle. Our social members have total access to a calendar of activities that will keep them active day and night. If a member wants to add more activities, we offer the traditional golf and tennis memberships.”
Here are some of the activities that make up the active, daily calendar at Boca Pointe:
–Modern Fitness Complex with an array of classes and fitness equipment including two swimming pools.
–Fine dining with one of the top-rated chefs in South Florida, including a deli bar that is traditionally ranked as No. 1.
–Board and table games imaginable including lessons from top teachers in bridge and canasta.
–Exclusive FAU Lifelong Learning Center with top lecturers right on campus; seminars with topical subjects led by experts in the field. This also includes a music series from Lynn University.
–Showtime Series on Friday nights at the Club with top entertainment.
–Friday night entertainment, dancing in the lounge.
–Broadway shows via bus with fellow members to see top-rated shows at different theaters in the area.
–Themed-dinner dances and parties throughout the year.
As if that’s not enough, there are also numerous clubs within the club to help members to refine their interests. Clubs such as the Adventurers Club, Camera Club, Yiddish Club, Volunteering, Creative Writing, and the Scam Troupe are open to all members. Also, the Boomers and Boca Unos hold special events for their constituents.
Like one school teacher said: “I am living better in retirement than I did when I was living in an apartment on New York’s West Side as a high school teacher.”
How can that be? It surely can be says Camri Masterman who moved to The Club at Boca Pointe close to 20 years ago.
“I credit my fortunate lifestyle directly to Boca Pointe which opened up a whole new world for me. For example, when I decided to move to Boca Pointe, I was concerned about what I would be doing with the rest of my life.”
“I had just taken early retirement from the New York City school system and as a single person, I was facing some frightening decision…especially since I didn’t know anyone in Boca Pointe, I didn’t know what end of a tennis racquet and golf was a foreign word.”
And the added beauty of the Club at Boca Pointe is: you can live anywhere you desire and still play at Boca Pointe where every member is treated like Kings and Queens.