January 2019 Newsletter

A NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS OF THE WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

MEMBERSHIP

A NOTE FROM PHIL

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GET SOCIAL

DINING & SOCIAL

EVENT PHOTOS

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BRIDGE & BOOK CLUB

GROUNDS

GOLF

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RACQUETS

FITNESS

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OFFICERS

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson

VICE PRESIDENT Melissa Riegel

Happy NewYear!

TREASURER John S.Wellons

Over the past few weeks, my family and I have spent quite a bit of time enjoying all of the wonderful holiday events and splendor of the Club. Evident by the amplified activity, it seems as though you and your family also took delight in the many seasonal events that we are so lucky to be able to enjoy at our home away from home.The ambiance, food and staff were truly exceptional and as we transition into 2019, I remind you to use and embrace your Club as you have the last several weeks.The vitality of the Club can only be sustained if we continue to play, entertain and enjoy all of its amenities, offerings and social opportunities. The holiday season also serves as a time to reminisce about the year past and 2018 saw moments of both challenge and change. Significant rain reduced the rounds of golf played which in turn also softened the general use of the Club….a trend that was seen across the private club industry in the mid-Atlantic.The transition of long tenured staff, a core strength of the Club, brought some adjustments as we welcomed Michael Shank as the new Director of Golf, embraced the retirement of Dan Pierson, Director of Grounds and hired Jonathan Urbanski to fill Dan’s position come the start of 2019. But in spite of these moments of challenge and change, we were fortunate to maintain a healthy and stable membership roster, oversee a complete renovation of the Pub, and funded an additional $600,000 in capital improvements without incurring debt or assessment. As we close 2018, we do so debt free and optimistic of our goals and objectives for 2019. I would like to wish you all a happy and healthy new year and I look forward to seeing you all around the Club this winter.

SECRETARY Thomas C. Humphrey

DIRECTORS

CLASS OF 2019 Richard D. Cates Kimberly A. Ciconte J. Brinton Detwiler Megan S. Greenberg William B. Harman, Jr. Laura Lubin Rossi David E.Wilks Edward K.Wissing CLASS OF 2020 SteveW. Casey D. Michael Gioffre, Jr. Adam G. Landis Jonathan N. Saunders Edward A.Tarlov MarthaWhite HONORARY DIRECTORS Joseph F. Hacker, III Richard H. Keller

Gary Ferguson P resident

ADVISORY DIRECTORS

Robert G. Hackett, Jr. Calvert A. Morgan, Jr. Pierre duPont Hayward

Allen M.Terrell, Jr. John F. Porter, III

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MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Spring is coming, but planting the seeds of opportunity begins now! As we enter 2019, we would love to hear about candidates for our wonderful Club! You can initiate the process now, before sports and activities pick up in April. You may be a proposer, or asked to be a supporter on an application.The qualifications for either are as follows: 1. Member in good standing. 2. Minimum age of 25. There are no requirements for length of membership, senior membership, club committee involvement or business as- sociation. The Membership Committee looks for- ward to welcoming new friends in 2019! Happy NewYear! Melissa Riegel

MEMBERSHIP

Please welcome the following new members when you see them at the Club.

NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS

Brian & Gretchen Adams

NEWLY ELECTED JUNIOR MEMBERS Parker Alivernini, Hudson Altschuler

JANUARY MEMBER MILESTONES

Mr. Richard G. Bacon Mrs. Elizabeth Bacon Mr.Vincent A. Bifferato Jr. Mr. Roger D. Campbell Mrs. Christine Campbell

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Mrs. Lisa A. Schmidt 15 Dr. Eileen A. Crawford-Schmunk 15 Mr. David T.Walker 15 Mrs. ChristaWalker 15 Mrs. Deborah M. Ashley 20 Mr. John R. Cochran, III 20 Mrs. Patricia A. Cochran 20 Mr. John R. Danzeisen 20 Mrs. Diane M. Danzeisen 20 Mr.Thomas P. Ferry 20 Mrs. Diane E. Ferry 20 Mrs. JoAnneWoodward 20 Mr.William J.Wade 25 Mrs. H. Hunter Lott, III 30 Mr. James C. Stein 40 Mr. I. John Cox III 45 Mr. Brock J.Vinton 45 Mrs. Mary Jo Chandler 50 Ms. Mary Jane Elliott 50 Mr. Charles E. Schwartz, II 55 Mrs. Edythe Mendolia 60 Mrs. John M. Murray, II 65

JANUARY EMPLOYEE MILESTONES

Ric Greback Racquets Courts Maintenance Supervisor 26Years

Ms. Mary Coty

Mr. Brian C. Crawford Mr. Charles D. Crawford 15 Mrs. Rosemary M. Crawford 15 Mr. Charles M. Elson 15 Mrs. Aimee K. Elson 15 Mr.William J. Hutchinson 15 Joseph A. Kuhn, M.D. 15 Mrs.Virginia Kuhn 15 Robert M. Kurtz, M.D. 15 Mrs. Ellen Jane P. Kurtz 15 Mr. Antonis Mistras 15 Mrs.Vasiliki Mistras 15 Mr. FrederickW. Moran 15 Mr. Harold I. Salmons, III 15 Mrs. Emily M. Salmons 15 Richard J. Schmidt, M.D. 15

Arnie Solomon Line Cook (PT) 24Years Mary Harrison Group Fitness Instructor (PT) 21Years Bob Lennon Teaching Professional 11Years Christopher Annone Beverage Manager 8Years Jennifer Chieffo Garde Manger 8Years Nicholas Buoni Assistant Equipment Manager 4Years SeanWhiston North Course Superintendent 3Years

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A NOTE FROM PHIL

Winter Greetings!

Let me begin the New Year by, once again, thanking those members who so generously contributed to the Employee Christmas Gift Fund. Your appreciation of the yearlong efforts of our staff is greatly appreciated. The Christmas Gift, received by each member of staff, helps to create the positive working environment that is required to maintain a dedicated, loyal staff in a very difficult labor market. Now that we are in January, the Club’s operating schedule shifts into a “winter mode”. Each department has listed the various hours of operation that will be observed. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the schedules so that you are not inconvenienced. Just as last year, we will employ a realistic winter operating schedule that attempts to match our hours of operation

with your desired use. Athletic facilities will remain available seven days a week with full class offerings in Fitness. Golf services will remain closed on Mondays; bag storage and carts will open on Tuesdays with full operations offered Wednesday through Sunday. Clubhouse food and beverage outlets will remain closed Monday andTuesday.Wednesday through Sunday, regular food service will be offered but there will be an adjusted schedule for lunch. OnWednesday,Thursday and Friday, lunch will only be served in the Tavern/Grille. The Hut’s hours will be posted weekly based on activity and need. Confused? Give us a call and we’ll help. There are a couple of other winter topics to deal with as well.With the onset of cold weather, (not to mention those pesky NewYear’s Resolutions), activity in the Fitness Center always increases. Please remember to register your use and sign in your guests. If you are unfamiliar with the correct use of a piece of equipment or are in need of setting up an exercise program, feel free to ask any of our fitness team members for assistance.They are also available for personal or small group training. The other winter topic is the weather. Although we have made it through the holiday season without extreme cold and snow being a factor, our weather guru assures us this will change.When it does, we are fortunate to have an excellent grounds crew who have the responsibility of snow/ice removal. Regardless of how vigilant their efforts, the risk of an icy spot always exists. I urge you to always use caution when walking to and from the Clubhouse. Speaking of the Grounds Crew, after 25 years, the department has a new leader. Jon Urbanski will officially assume his new responsibilities on January 7th. Over the past few months, we have formally thanked Dan Pierson for all his efforts and wished him well as he embarks on his retirement journey. Now, we look forward to officially welcoming Jon back to Wilmington Country Club and are confident he will quickly settle into his new duties and begin our next era of excellence. Transition also happens in other places at this time of year. Effective January 1st, the new Directors and Officers, who were elected in November, assume their responsibilities for 2019.At the Board of Director level, Cameron McDonald has completed his service to your Club. He has been involved in some form of committee or leadership position for fourteen years, the past six as a Director and Officer.That commitment to serving your Club is deserving of appreciation and recognition. As Cameron steps down, others are stepping up. Beginning their service as Directors are Adam Landis, Steve Casey and Jon Saunders.These individuals give willingly of their time and talent for no other reason than to see the Club continue to thrive. It isn’t always easy or fun, but their efforts are crucial for your Club’s success.

That’s all for now. As always, thanks for reading. Let’s have a safe, healthy winter and I’ll see you at the Club!

Phil Iannelli G eneral M anager

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GET SOCIAL

For 2019, we are looking at additional ways to make our communication to you more efficient and effective.With various uses of technology and traditional modes of delivering information, our goal first and foremost is to keep you apprised of all the exciting happenings around the Club.We encourage you to stay connected using social media, being a part of our general email list, as well as updating your profile on the online Membership Directory. Stay tuned in the coming months to potential new online and mobile features that will enhance your Club experience. Meghan Spero M embership D evelopment and C ommunications M anager be part of the " IN " crowd I N S T A G R A M

INSTAGRAM: @WILMINGTONCC1901 FACEBOOK/WILMINGTONCOUNTRYCLUB

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WINES OF THE MONTH

GHOSTRUNNER UNGRAFTED RED, LODI 2017 $7.50/Glass $30.00/Bottle The Ghostrunner Red is a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. It exhibits an aroma that’s rich in mixed berries and black cherry preserves. Hints of spice including black pepper and bacon carry through on the palate.

Fruity & Smooth

Chocolate, Berries, Black Pepper

Nuts & Cedar

Fruity

Alone or with food

Good Steak, Pork Chop, Italian Cuisine

Smooth, Fruity Blend

BODEGAS EIDOSELA ETHEREO ALBARINO, RIAS BAIXAS, SPAIN 2017 $7.50/Glass $30.00/Bottle

Delicate, exquisite, elegant and graceful, thisAlbarino showcases a straw yellow bright color and is citrusy and slightly grassy on the palate, with a creamy density and a long clean finish.

Crisp & Clean

Floral & Grassy

Citrusy & Grassy

Long Clean Finish

Alone or with food

Grilled Fish, Shellfish, Salads

GoodWeight with Tropical Notes

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FOOD SERVICE HOURS

JANUARY SPECIALS

MONDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut: Opens at 5:00 pm TUESDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut: Closed

TAVERN & GRILLE WEEKLY SPECIALS

JANUARY 2ND THROUGH JANUARY 6TH Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Choice of Green Beans or Cole Slaw JANUARY 9TH THROUGH JANUARY 13TH Roast Pork Loin, Braised Red Cabbage, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Apple Cider Sauce

WEDNESDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 3:00 pm/Food Service 4:00 pm Café: Opens at 4:00 pm Hut: Closed THURSDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Pub37: Opens at 3:00 pm/Food Service 4:00 pm Café: Opens at 4:00 pm Hut: Closed FRIDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm Pub37: Opens at 3:00 pm/Food Service 4:00 pm Café: Opens at 4:00 pm Hut: Closed

JANUARY 15TH THROUGH JANUARY 20TH Spaghetti & Meatballs, Garlic Bread

JANUARY 22ND THROUGH JANUARY 27TH Ground Sirloin with Green Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

JANUARY 30TH THROUGH FEBRUARY 3RD Beef Bourguignon over Buttered Parsley Noodles --- Specials cost $14.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated.

JANUARY MONTHLY DESSERTS

CRANBERRY RASPBERRY KATAIFI TART Black Currant Semifreddo, Apricot Sauce

SATURDAY Dining Room: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

BAKED RICE PUDDING Cinnamon Palmiers

Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed

CHOCOLATE FUDGE PECAN PIE Rum Raisin Ice Cream, Coconut Anglaise

BROWN BUTTER APPLE CAKE Crème Fraîche, North 9 Apple Butter, Brandy Sauce

SUNDAY Dining Room: Closed Tavern/Grille: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

VANILLA BEAN CRÈME BRÛLÉE

Pub37: Opens at 10:45 am Café: Opens at 11:00 am Hut: Closed

FRESH STRAWBERRIES

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ICE CREAM OR SORBET

JANUARY 2019

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37

Men’s Tennis Century Doubles 8:45 am - 11:15 am

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9 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Ladies’ Paddle Match Men’s Paddle Match

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6 Ladies’ Paddle League

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Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Junior Night Lights Paddle Tournament A/B 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Men’s Paddle Match

No Clubhouse Food Service WCC Book Club 4:00 pm Ladies’ Lounge

No Clubhouse Food Service

Hut Open 5:00 pm Club Championships for Squash Singles & Doubles Begins for Adults & Juniors

Mixed Tennis Round Robin

PSRA Doubles League Begins

Ladies’ Paddle Match Men’s Paddle Round Robin 6:30 pm

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ItalianWeek Dinner Specials Tavern & Grille

ItalianWeek Dinner Specials Tavern & Grille Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Mixed Paddle Social: Italian Theme 6:30 pm MoshinVineyards Wine Dinner 6:30 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm Dinner Dining Room Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 45th Commissioners Cup 35th Morrow Invitational Mixed Paddle

ItalianWeek Dinner Specials Tavern & Grille Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Men’s Paddle Match

No Clubhouse Food Service

ItalianWeek Dinner Specials Tavern & Grille Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm NewYear’s NutritionWorkshop 9:30 am Library Ladies’ Paddle Match 23 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Ladies’ Paddle Match

No Clubhouse Food Service

Hut Open 5:00 pm Men’s Paddle Round Robin 6:30 pm

St.Andrews Bronze Squash Tournament WayWay Over 60 Paddle Tournament

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No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am 45th Commissioners Cup

ItalianWeek Dinner Specials Tavern & Grille

No Clubhouse Food Service

45th Commissioners Cup Grand Prix Junior Singles Tournament 35th Morrow Invitational Mixed Paddle

Hut Open 5:00 pm St.Andrews Bronze Squash Tournament Men’s Paddle Round Robin 6:30 pm

St.Andrews Bronze Squash Tournament Beast Badge Junior FitnessWorkshop 9:00 am Ladies’ Paddle League

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30 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Ladies’ Paddle Match

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No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

No Clubhouse Food Service

45th Commissioners Cup 35th Morrow Invitational Mixed Paddle

Hut Open 5:00 pm Ladies’ Paddle Match Men’s Paddle Round Robin 6:30 pm

FEBRUARY 2019

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6 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Ladies’ Paddle Match Steakhouse Night 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dining Room

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Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Delaware State Squash Doubles Championship

No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm

No Clubhouse Food Service WCC Book Club 4:00 pm Ladies’ Lounge

Delaware State Squash Doubles Championship

Jack Daniels Paddle Event 6:30 pm

Grand Prix Junior Singles Tournament

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Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37

No Clubhouse Food Service

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Sweetheart Dinner 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dining Room

No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm

Delaware State Squash Doubles Championship Junior Paddle Club Championship

Mixed Tennis Round Robin

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20 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Beast Badge Junior FitnessWorkshop 12:00 pm Ladies’ Paddle Match Ladies’ Paddle Club Championship 27 Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm Finals Night Club Championships for Squash Singles & Doubles for Adults & Juniors

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Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pub37 Après Ski Event AdultWinter Party

Annual Tea Party 12:00 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am Men’s Paddle Member-Guest

No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm

No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm Men’s Paddle Club Championship

Paddle Junior Round Robin 12;00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ladies’ Paddle Member-Guest

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Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

No Clubhouse Food Service Hut Open 5:00 pm

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BRIDGE

THURSDAY BRIDGE NEWS

Need a partner? Call Mary Jo Fidance (652-5570) and leave a message stating the date you need a partner!

THURSDAY MORNINGS - 9:30 AM Ginny Kuhn, Chair, (302) 421-3603 Mary Jo Fidance,Vice-Chair, (302) 656-3801 Lou Ann Carter, Bridge Manager, (302) 652-6709

OCTOBER 18TH First Place: North - South Section A: Louise Roselle - Anthony Cardinal Section B: Nancy Barlow - Bill Barlow First Place: East - West Section A: Caroline Hughes - Marilyn Dunning Section B: Carroll Shannon - Marie Mackay Section C: Candy DiSabatino - Mary Jo Fidance

DECEMBER 6TH First Place: North - South Section A: Marie Mackay - Colin Mackay

Section B: Lee Davis - Karen Schwenk (Guest) Section C: Tucker Giddens (Guest) - Betty Larson

First Place: East - West Section A: Margaret McGrath - Steven Blomstedt (Guest) Section B: Katherine Hoopes - Dorothy Newlin (Guest) Section C: Marina Tarlov - Marie Abernethy (Guest)

NOVEMBER 29TH First Place: North - South

DECEMBER 13TH First Place: North - South

Section A: Patricia Turk - Eleanor Maroney Section B: Marie Mackay - Winkie Gummey

Section A: Patricia Turk - Eleanor Brown Section B: Betty Duncan - Louise Roselle

First Place: East - West Section A: Ann Marie Finch - Elizabeth Fahl Section B & C: Carolyn Hooper - Dorothy Newlin (Guest)

First Place: East - West Section A: Judy Jackson (Guest) - Elizabeth Fahl Section B & C: Candy DiSabatino - Mary Jo Fidance

MONTCHANIN SOCIAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE

WEDNESDAYS Lunch Buffet - 12:30 pm Bridge - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm If you are interested in joining our group or have any questions, please call Marina Tarlov at 658-1532.

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BOOK CLUB

Note: We have chosen January 8th, the second Tuesday in January, to avoid having a Book Club meeting on NewYear’s Day.

For January 8th, we have chosen Paulette Jiles’ historical novel, News of the World . It is the winter of 1870, and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, former soldier and printer has been traveling around North Texas entertaining grim small paying audiences with live newspaper readings about the troubling times plus tales of the world’s erupting volcanoes and other “distant magic”. He has enjoyed his solitary existence, but his own life seems to be going downhill when he meets ten-year-old Johanna Leonberger who was 6 when a band of Kiowa raiders took her captive after murdering her parents and little sister. In the aftermath, she became Cicada, daughter of Turning Water and Three Spotted, and Kiowa to the soul - until she was traded four years later to an Army agent for blankets and a set of silver dinnerware. Now twice orphaned, she has forgotten the English language and everything about her non-Indian life. The Captain has been offered a $50 gold piece to deliver the young orphan to her aunt and uncle who live outside San Antonio - a wildly hazardous 400-mile journey through unsettled terrain and swollen rivers. Join us at 4:00 pm on the 8th in the Ladies’ Lounge as Francesca DiGuglielmo leads the discussion of this loving, tender historical novel. Our February novel, March , by Geraldine Brooks explores the devastation and moral complexities of the Civil War through her brilliantly imagined tale of Mr. March, the absent father from Louisa May Alcott's LittleWomen. Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for March.

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A NOTE FROM GROUNDS

FAREWELL FROM DAN PIERSON Over the past twenty-five years I’ve participated in the writing of around 300, give or take, member newsletter articles. Although I have often times found them challenging in content or in due dates, I’ve always enjoyed the opportunity explaining many of our processes, discussing planned projects, talking about our staff, or, most enjoyably, talking about the history of the club; the traditions and its Delaware Valley environment. In most if not all cases, I have spoken from a third-party outlook as I have always felt that I was speaking as a representative and member of our team. In this, my final article, I break with tradition and speak from the first person prospective as I mean for this communication to be about my feelings for all of you. I want to first thank everyone involved for the wonderful farewell celebration…..my retirement party. It meant so very much to both my wife, Donna, and I.We will always cherish it as being among the nicest things to have happened to us ever. The generosity was more than we know how to express our sincere appreciation for and the parting gifts were totally unexpected. We’d especially like to thank Gary Ferguson, Tom Humphrey, Leigh Johnstone and Phil Iannelli for their very kind words. Representing all of the members of Wilmington Country Club, the appreciation expressed for my efforts, and for Donna’s patient support over the past twenty-five years, was very sincerely felt and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to the members and to our friends for sharing in the celebration, and to the wonderful team of staff, for which I am very proud to have been a member, for their efforts in creating a very special day for us. Thinking back to my first year’s experiences here, my warmest memories return to a gracious welcome from a most harmonic, slow southern voice of the club president, Bill Harmen. His frequent council and sound advice were instrumental in surviving the early years. I remember the routine and early morning visits with Harry Anderson as he made his pre- play cart rounds with Reggie and Jackson. Eddie Richitelli was another frequent and favorite face always offering friendly inquiry as to how they were treating me. If I winced a bit, he was quick with a grin followed by “Don’t sweat the small stuff, they’ll get over it”. And of course my most memorable and valued reminiscences are of my first Grounds Chairman, Mr. Brinsfield. From the very beginning, Jay was the pillar upon which I could depend for his honest and constructive criticism, his steadfast support, and his sound, welcome advice. He was also a very loyal and trusted friend. As I prepared to move toWilmington, superintendent friends asked how I could possibly leave the scenic and temperate environs of Colorado to take on the known perdition of growing grass in the Philadelphia region. My answer was “Wait ‘til you come to visit. It really is a great opportunity and it’s in a pretty special place”. And so, after twenty-five years, I will, sometime in the afternoon on NewYear’s Eve, drive up the front drive for the last time knowing that my term of duty has come to a close. I’m quite sure I will reminisce about that first time I turned in, at the then brick pillars, which had some odd-looking tops with iron lettering that I couldn’t immediately translate. As I drove up the drive, my first impression I garnered was ‘what an odd location for a cart path being right next to the fairway’. First impressions being what they are, the further I drove, the more I was impressed by the grandeur of the land itself and by the people I met. By the time I departed by way of the same path, I had clearly decided that this was a place that I could really care about and love to care for. I very sincerely am most grateful, to you, the members, for that opportunity and for the wonderful home thatWilmington Country Club has been for Donna and I. I’d also like to thank all of the past and present WCC staff, the real reason for any success I’ve enjoyed.This really is a special place with special people and I am honored to have played a role in the grand history of Wilmington Country Club.

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GOLF

Happy new year! Thank you to everyone who made 2018 a terrific season for golf at Wilmington. Our entire golf team is already hard at work getting ready for the 2019 season. Be on the lookout for several new initiatives this year, including a series of Rules Seminars to inform you on the new Rules of Golf in place for 2019. Be sure to take advantage of one of these complementary events to get up to speed on all of the Rules changes.

With a new year upon us, resolve to play better golf in 2019. All of our PGA Professional Staff, led by PGA Director of Instruction Bob Lennon, is available to work on your swing in the cold weather months so that you will be ready when spring arrives. A great new option for this winter instruction is our recently opened indoor golf studio.

Be aware that hours of operation change over the winter months. Please see the listed hours so that we may properly serve you.

Later this month we will be headed to Orlando for the annual PGA Merchandise Show. Please stop by the Golf Shop to let us know if there is anything you would like to see in the Golf Shop for 2019.

Finally, some big news for our PGA Staff. Our very own DanTaylor, PGA, recently accepted the Head Golf Professional position at Eagles Mere Country Club. This is a tremendous opportunity for Dan at a historic 1911William Flynn golf course in the endless mountains of Pennsylvania. Dan did a terrific job over the past two seasons, especially with engaging over 200 juniors in our junior golf program in 2018. We wish him the very best in his new endeavor!

Michael Shank, PGA Director of Golf

GOLF SHOP NEWS

GOLF SHOP HOURS The Golf Shop is now open daily Wednesday to Sunday beginning this month. It will re-open on Tuesdays beginning March 12th. If you need any Golf Shop services please make arrangements to do so betweenWednesday and Sunday during this time. Additionally, during the cold winter months there may not be an employee in the bag room. Please see a member of the Golf Shop staff for any assistance with clubs.

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COURSE AVAILABILITY Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am

GOLF

DRIVING RANGE Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

BAG ROOM Monday: Closed

NEW INDOOR GOLF STUDIO / OUTDOOR HITTING BAY RESERVATIONS

Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 am - Dusk Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - Dusk

GOLF SHOP Monday &Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday – Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

PLAY BETTER GOLF IN 2019 PGA Director of Instruction, Bob Lennon, and Assistant Fitness Director, Chris Weiss, have teamed up to help better your golf game! Watch our series of videos below and sign up with the Golf Shop (302) 655-6022 for your very own TPI fitness evaluation with ChrisWeiss, as well as three golf lessons with Bob Lennon. Valued at $300 and good thru March 31st.

We are excited to announce an additional offering for those golfers wishing to get some swings in over the winter months, our new Indoor Golf Studio. Located in the Squash Building, in the space formerly housing Fitness on Demand, this room gives members the opportunity to hit balls on even the most inclement weather days. During lessons, this space will allow players to see real ball flight with our Flightscope launch monitor. We will shortly be offering a number of winter golf programs to get you ready for the 2019 season. Additionally we will now be taking reservations for the Indoor Studio and hitting bays on the back of the range.These spaces may be reserved in 30-minute increments up to one hour, by calling the Golf Shop (302) 655-6022, or by making reservations on Foretees. For Foretees reservations, go to the lessons tab and look for Outdoor Bay 1, Outdoor Bay 2, and Indoor Golf Studio.  Reservations for these spaces are recommended but not required. Hitting priority will be given to those with reservations. Rules for reservations and use of the space are located here. RULES OF GOLF The rules of golf have changed as of January 1, 2019. To get you up to speed with these changes we are offering complementary Rules of Golf seminars on the following dates: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 Saturday, April 6th, 2019 These seminars will be held in the Library from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, and led by Michael Shank, PGA. Please call the Golf Shop to reserve a space, (302) 655-6022, or email mshank@ wilmingtoncc.com.

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LADIES' GOLF

WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS Jan Hobbs P resident Ellen Cannon V ice -P resident Pam McCrery T reasurer Catherine Dean S ecretary So now, as we look forward to the 2019 Golf Season, we hope you have some fun memories of this past year. Our calendar is really shaping up for next season with weekly events, special events and major tournaments.We have added a “Beat the Pro” event in August and will explain more when the season gets underway. As we finalize our Booklet, please take a moment to review your contact information, and send Susan Herrmann any changes. And, it is always a good idea to review the WGAP website for current information, such as joining/renewing membership, upcoming schedule of tournaments and Open Days. Wishing each of you a very Happy NewYear filled with joy, family and great golf! WOMEN’S NINE-HOLE GOLFERS Tiny Mulvena P resident Claudia Peters V ice -P resident Kathy Perry T reasurer /M embership We hope everyone enjoyed a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones. As we look ahead to the 2019 season, we are excited for what promises to be another great year of Nine HoleWomen’s Golf. Our events calendar is beginning to take shape and we expect to have all planning for this season complete by the end of January. It’s never too soon to think about joining for next season. If you are interested, please contact Kathy Perry, kathyperry13@gmail.com or (302) 545-7522. We look forward to a great 2019 season and seeing everyone on the golf course this spring!

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ADULT TENNIS

MONDAY 8:45 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 4.0 + Doubles Clinic

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Men’s CardioTennis

TUESDAY 8:45 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 3.5 + Doubles Clinic WEDNESDAY 9:00 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 3.5 + CardioTennis 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ladies' 3.0 CardioTennis THURSDAY 8:45 am - 10:00 am Ladies' 3.5 + Doubles Clinic 10:00 am - 11:15 am Ladies' 3.5 + Singles Clinic FRIDAY 10:00 am - 11:00 am Ladies' CardioTennis 11:00 am - 12:15 pm Ladies' 3.0 Doubles Clinic SATURDAY 7:45 am - 8:45 am Men’s CardioTennis 8:45 am - 10:00 am Men’s Tennis Round Robin 8:45 am - 9:45 am Ladies' CardioTennis 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Mixed CardioTennis

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JUNIOR TENNIS Red 1 (5-6 years)

Monday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm $119/7 weeks, $22 drop-in Red 2 (7-8 years) Monday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesday 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Sunday 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm $119/7 weeks, $22 drop-in Orange (9-10 years) Monday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Friday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm $140/7 weeks, $25 drop-in Green (11-12 years) Monday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm $140/7 weeks, $25 drop-in Yellow (13-14 years) Monday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in

RACQUETS

During the month of January many tennis, squash and paddle events take place. We begin with our annual Men’s Century Tennis Doubles on Saturday January 5th from 9:45 am to 12:00 noon. This annual event pairs players with combined ages of 100 years or greater. Players may sign up individually or as a team. Our next paddle social will be Friday, January 18th with fun on the paddle courts and in the Hut beginning at 6:30pm. Whether you are a beginner or advanced player our paddle social will be fun for all. The end of the month features two popular events on January 25-27 with the 45th Commissioners Squash Cup and the 35th Morrow Invitational Mixed Paddle tournament. These tournaments offer competition at various levels and plenty of

parties to make the weekend a memorable event. All of our regular tennis, squash and paddle leagues, clinics, round robins and cardio classes are offered at the normal schedule. See you on the courts. Ed McQuillin R acquets D irector UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday, January 5th Men’s Tennis Century Doubles, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

JUNIOR ACADEMY Orange Competition

Wednesday 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Thursday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in Green Competition Wednesday 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Yellow Competition 1 Wednesday 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm, $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Friday 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Yellow Competition 2 Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Friday 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm, $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in High School

Monday, January 7th Squash Club Championships for Singles & Doubles begins for Adults & Juniors

Friday, January 11th Junior Night Lights Paddle Tournament A/B, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, January 11th Mixed Tennis Round Robin, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, January 18th Mixed Paddle Play and Social, 6:30pm

Saturday, January 19th - Monday, January 21st St Andrews Squash Bronze Junior Tournament

Monday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm $161/7 weeks, $28 drop-in High Performance

Saturday, January 19th WayWay Over 60 Paddle Tournament

Friday, January 25th - Sunday, January 27th 45th Commissioners Squash Doubles Cup

Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm $196/7 weeks, $33 drop-in Session 3 : January 2nd - February 17th

Friday, January 25th - Sunday, January 27th 35th Morrow Invitational Mixed Paddle Tournament

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SQUASH

COACHING CORNER A cross court can be your best friend, but also can be your worst enemy. In singles you must play the cross court only when you are balanced and in control of the rally. In addition, your opponent must be in a position of defense, Or over committing.This allows you to make your opponent twist as well as end up in the back of the court. In doubles, cross court shots allow your partner to become more involved as well as help to defend the court.A poor rail can box you out and your partner has to work harder to help defend and cover for you. A good cross court or a good skid boast in doubles can allow you free access to your respective “T” and allow your partner to get in front of his same wall opponent. Ed Chilton A ssistant D irector of R acquets LEGENDS SQUASH

DECEMBER JUNIOR GRAND PRIX

JUNIOR SQUASH PROGRAM

MONDAY 7:00pm – 8:30pm: High School TUESDAY 4:35 pm – 5:20 pm: 5-6Years 5:20 pm – 6:05 pm: 7-9Years

WEDNESDAY 7:00pm – 8:30pm: High School THURSDAY 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm: 5-6Years 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: 7-9Years

SUNDAY 12:40 pm –1:20 pm: 5-6Years 2:20 pm – 3:05 pm: 7-9Years 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm: 10-12Years

Session 3 : January 7th- February 17th

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PADDLE

MEN’S PADDLE EVENTS Mondays : Men’s Clinic, 5:30 pm

Mondays : Men’s Practice, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays : Men’s D6 Matches Thursdays : Men’s D1 and D4 Matches

WOMEN’S PADDLE EVENTS Mondays : Women’s Cup 2 Matches

Mondays : Cup 7 Practice 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm Wednesdays :Women’s Cup 5 and 7 Matches Thursdays : Ladies' Clinic, 5:30 pm Thursday Cup Practices : Cup 5: 9:15 am - 10:30 am, Cup 2: 10:30 am - 11:45 am Sundays :Women’s Sunday League, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

JUNIOR CLINICS Mondays : 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (10 to 14 years) Mondays : 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm (7 to 10) Thursdays : 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (10 to 14 years) Thursdays : 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm (7 to 10 years)

AREA EVENTS Friday, January 11th : Junior Night Lights, 6:00 pm Saturday, January 12th - Sunday, January 13th : PA States Paddle Championships Friday, January 18th : MXD Social, 6:30 pm - Italian Theme Friday, January 25th - Sunday, January 27th : Morrow MXDTournament

35TH ANNUAL MORROW PADDLE TOURNAMENT Friday, January 25th - Sunday, January 27th

The Morrow Mixed Doubles Paddle event will be held from January 25th-27th, 2019. Entering the 35th year of the event the tournament is the largest paddle event during the paddle season inWilmington. The tournament features three levels of mixed paddle play, a cocktail party on Friday night and the annual dinner dance on Saturday. The finals are held on Sunday, January 27th at Wilmington Country Club. If you are interested in playing contact the Racquet Shop and come out and watch some great paddle.

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Please register in the Racquet Shop - racquetshop@wilmingtoncc.com

PERSONAL TRAINING Our Fitness Staff is on site with our group exercise instructors and personal trainers. Members can schedule a personal training session with any of our personal trainers: Rick Howard, Corey Ryan, Chris Weiss, Maria Lucey, Krysta Lafferty, and Beth Sheehy.

FITNESS CENTER

What did you get yourself for the Holidays? You spent time and money making the special people in your lives have a fantastic, memorable Holiday season but did you get yourself something special? Make January the month of you! Treat yourself to a massage, take a yoga or group exercise class, combine aTPI Golf Assessment and golf lessons, or get fitness advice from one of our certified personal trainers! Stop by the Fitness Center for more information. CHILDREN’S YOGA WORKSHOP Through creative play, breathing exercise, yoga postures and relaxation, children explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga in a fun-filled learning environment. Yoga develops and enhances flexibility, strength, concentration, and relaxation. Come try it! No experience necessary. Appropriate for ages 6-12.

ONE HOUR PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS OR FITNESS PROFILE Individual: $67 Package of 5: $310 ($62/hour) Package of 10: $570 ($57/hour) GROUP PERSONAL FITNESS SESSIONS 2 people: $40/person 3 people: $30/person 4 people: $25/person 5 or more people: $20/person

Sunday, January 13th, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Cost: $25

Call the Fitness Center (302) 655-6171 (ext.2113) to reserve your spot!

MASSAGE Tracy, Susan, and Vicki have set aside available hours each week but request at least twenty-four hours advance notice, as they are not onsite staff. Some time slots are already filled; other hours may be available.

NEW YEAR'S NUTRITION WORKSHOP WITH DR. ARIANNE MISSIMER Wednesday, January 16th - 9:30 am,WCC Library Call the Front Desk or Fitness Center to register (302) 655-6171

TRACY HALTERMAN

therapeutic Wednesday:12:30 pm - 7:30 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

SUSAN BROWN

BEAST BADGE WORKSHOPS The Fitness Center Rules state that the fitness facility is available to members, age 16 and older.All Junior members aged 10 through 15 must possess the Beast Badge. Junior members aged 10 and 11 may only use the facility if accompanied by their member parent. Please sign up at the Fitness Desk - cost is $25.

therapeutic Monday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday Evening

VICKI RUDAWSKY

sports Tuesday &Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20TH: 9:00 AM Wednesday, February 20th: 12:00 pm Friday, March 1st: 5:00 pm

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WCC GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

YOGA CLASSES

MONDAY

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY SUNDAY

Boot Camp Beth Sheehy

HotVinyasa Beth Sheehy

Boot Camp Krysta Lafferty

HotVinyasa Beth Sheehy

6:00 am

Golf Fitness (Squash Building) Corey Ryan

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

7:00 am

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie TRX ChrisWeiss

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

FIT Maria Lucey

FIT Maria Lucey

7:15 am

FIT Fusion Beth Sheehy (Every other Saturday) Krysta Lafferty

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

8:00 am

*Balance Mary Currie 45 minute class

*Balance Mary Currie 45 minute class

8:15 am

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

8:30 am

9:00 am

Shape Up (Fitness Center) Beth Sheehy

*WarmYoga Flow Mary Currie

9:15 am

*Foundations (75°) Mary Currie 45 minute class Senior Fitness Mary Harrison (Beginner Level)

9:45 am

10:00 am

RestorativeYoga Beth Sheehy

10:30 am

WarmYoga Flow Beth Sheehy

RestorativeYoga Beth Sheehy

X-17 Krysta Lafferty

6:15 pm

GROUP EXERCISE AND YOGA RATES

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$14/Session *$16/Premium Session $140 Unlimited 30 Day Rate $380 Unlimited 90 Day Rate All classes are one hour in length unless otherwise noted. Limited space and pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. Due to the overwhelming response to our classes, if you sign up for a class and do not attend without canceling at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged even if you have an unlimited package. Sign up online at wilmingtoncc.com or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113. $14/Sessi / r i i li it at 380 nlimited 90 Day Rate All classes are one hour in length unless otherwise not . Limited spac and pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins welcome, space p rmitting. Due t the verwhelming response to ur classes, if y u sign up for a class and do not attend with ut canceling at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged even if you have an unlimited package. Sign up online at il ingtoncc.co or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113.

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4825 KENNETT PIKE WILMINGTON, DE 19807

Philip Iannelli, CCM G eneral M anager Keith VanYahres A ssistant G eneral M anager Christine Jordan C lubhouse M anager Tip Tribbitt, CEC E xecutive C hef Barbara Henderson M anager of B anquets Donna Schroeder C ontroller Susan Mathias A dministrative A ssistant Meghan Spero, PGA M embership D evelopment and C ommunications M anager Jonathan Urbanski D irector of G rounds Michael Shank, PGA D irector of G olf Bob Lennon T eaching P rofessional Ed McQuillin D irector of R acquets Ed Chilton A ssistant D irector of R acquets Clark Verchick C hief E ngineer CLUBHOUSE : 655-6171 GOLF SHOP : 655-6022 RACQUET SHOP : 655-6513 wilmingtoncc.com

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