November 2017 Newsletter



a newsletter for members of the wilmington country club

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I have mentioned in prior writings that Wilmington Country Club is a founding member of the Alliance of Clubs. The Alliance includes premier Country Clubs from around the country that communicate frequently to share problems and solutions. These clubs include: Atlanta Athletic Club, Baltimore Country Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, Big Canyon Country Club, Desert Mountain Club, River Oaks Country Club, Southern Hills Country Club,The Country Club, Capital City Club, Carmel Country Club, Cherokee Town and Country Club, The Country Club of Virginia, Chevy Chase Club, Congressional Country Club, Johns Island Club, andWilmington Country Club As you can see, this is a rather prestigious group of clubs that experience similar issues but may have different solutions.Therefore every year, one of the Clubs hosts a weekend for each Club’s General Manager and President. This year, it was our turn to host this group.Along with our General Manager, Gary Ferguson and I were proud to representWilmington Country Club at this meeting September 30th - October 2nd, 2017. We had many meetings as a group and some with only the Presidents to share ongoing Club issues and solutions.We also heard from Club industry experts with data as to how our Club compares to other Clubs. I can assure you that our Club continues to be a leader among these Clubs. We also had the opportunity to “show off ” our Club to these other Clubs. Based on the feedback received, they were very impressed with our facilities and staff. It once again reinforced how fortunate we are to be members at Wilmington Country Club.


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Thanks for reading. Joseph F. Hacker III President


MEMBERSHIP Please welcome the following new members when you see them at the Club. NEWLY ELECTED ASSOCIATE MEMBER Kristin Jenney


PRESIDENT Joseph F. Hacker, III

VICE PRESIDENT GaryW. Ferguson TREASURER Cameron B. McDonald


Dr. Raafat Z. Abdel-Misih Mrs. Jane D. Castle Mr. Charles Giammattei Mr. Jeffrey L. Olmstead Mr. Robert v.d. Luft Mrs. Ann Sawyer Chilton Miss Mary Harding L. Cist Mrs.Victoria M. Gravuer Mr.W. LeeWiley Mr. Charles F. Richards, Jr. Mrs. Connie Henke Mrs.Walter J. Laird, Jr.

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SECRETARY Melissa Riegel


CLASS OF 2017 Richard D. Cates J. Brinton Detwiler Megan S. Greenberg William B. Harman, Jr. Roland C. Pamm Laura Lubin Rossi Edward K.Wissing CLASS OF 2018 D. Michael Gioffre, Jr. Thomas C. Humphrey Randall P. Mitchell John C. Richmond Edward A.Tarlov


Todd Helfrich, Cook GuillermoTapia, Cook Jose Herrera, Cook

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Christopher Weiss, Assistant Fitness Director

Jeffrey Anderson, Cook Corey Ryan, Fitness Trainer Rick Howard, Fitness Director

John S.Wellons MarthaWhite

Esteban Gutierrez, South Course Setup/Senior Equipment Operator

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Dan Pierson, Director of Grounds

HONORARY DIRECTORS Richard H. Keller William H. Daiger, Jr.

IN MEMORIAM The Board of Directors, members and staff of Wilmington Country Club extend their sincerest sympathy to the families of:


Robert L. Hamman - 51Years J.TerrenceWalbert - 34Years Anthony Penna

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

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

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT If you have a birth announcement that you would like to share, please email Meghan Spero at with your child’s name, date of birth and a picture.



BIOGRAPHIES OF THE PROPOSED WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB DIRECTORS Kimberly A Ciconte Kim is Vice President, Global Solutions, at Kelly Services, a Michigan based global staffing solutions company. She has been in business development and solution design for the staffing industry for 10 years. Previously, she worked at Intel Corporation in various procurement roles in Silicon Valley, Phoenix, AZ and Tel Aviv, Israel. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and completed her MBA at the University of Maryland. Kim is a native of Wilmington and a member atWilmington Country Club since 2007. She currently serves as Co- Chair of the WCC Swim Committee and Chair of Junior Golf. Kim is also involved in various capacities in the community with CYM Youth Basketball and the Tatnall School. Kim enjoys spending her time at the Club with her husband, Jason Homer, and sons, Matt, Jeff and Jack.They can most often be found on the golf course or on the pool deck supporting theWCC SwimTeam. David E.Wilks Dave has been a member of the Club since 1996. A graduate of Colgate University and Dickinson School of Law, he has practiced law in Wilmington for 28 years, including the last eight years with the firm he founded, Wilks, Lukoff & Bracegirdle. His work concentrates on general commercial litigation. Dave currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Dickinson Law and has held board positions at his church, the local chapter of the American Red Cross and other organizations. He actively supports organizations such as HOPE International and Edify that employ microfinance principles to address severe poverty around the world. Dave chairs the Tennis Committee and has served on the Finance Committee for several years. He enjoys tennis, squash and golf at the Club with his wife, Ashley, and daughters, Sophie and Eliza.

Autumnal Greetings! It has been a great fall, almost summerlike, change from outdoor activity to those of a more indoor nature. Accordingly, our services shift to keep pace. Indoor tennis, paddle, squash and fitness move center stage. The golf course food stands are now closed for the season. Additionally, the Monday golf schedule is dramatically curtailed. The Bag Room and golf carts will not be available until spring returns.While the North Course will remain open for foot traffic, there will be no access to your equipment. If you are planning to play at home or away on a Monday, please plan ahead and get your bag over the weekend.The final day the South Course will be open for play is the Sunday following Thanksgiving, November 26th.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, each year more and more of you celebrate yours with us. Perhaps this is due to the following reasons:We do all the shopping, cooking and cleaning. We have a wonderfully stocked bar and an outstanding wine list. We never run out of silverware and always have enough chairs. Our hours of service allow for you to come at a time most convenient for your family. Our traditional, yet exquisite menu, served buffet style, offers excellent variety. Those reasons alone make it hard to justify going to all the effort yourself.When coupled with the fact that we also pack up extra portions of turkey and traditional trimmings for you to enjoy at home during half time of the “late game”, it is easy to understand why attendance grows each year. Make your reservation today. As much as we’d love to have you join us for Thanksgiving, we also understand that for some, the Holiday tradition centers around “home and hearth”.That is probably why we have also seen a steady growth in the number of Thanksgiving meals served “to go” each year. It doesn’t matter if you only need a quart of gravy or a feast for twenty (including the pumpkin pie), we have you covered. By now, you should have received information on how to pre-order your Thanksgiving food needs. If not, just give us a call. This year, we aren’t limiting our Thanksgiving celebration to just Thursday. The Pub will be holding a pre-Thanksgiving bash (think: Wednesday edition of a Friday) as well as an expanded Brunch offering in theTavern and Grille on Sunday. Both of these “add-ons”make great opportunities to reconnect with friends and family over the long, holiday weekend. Have you seen the wonderful 2017 Holiday and Events Brochure that has been developed by our Communications team? This schedule outlines all our activity through the end of the year. Please review it carefully and make your plans to attend those events you find most interesting. Details of each activity will continue to be shared over the next month but, knowing how your personal schedules fill up, we wanted to give you an opportunity to block out those dates that are most important. There is one small, yet significant “housekeeping” item that I must share. Please recall that the 116th Annual Election will be held Thursday, November 16th at 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. If you haven’t already done so, please complete and return your proxy card prior to that date. As always, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served following the meeting. Whether you choose to join us or not, have a wonderfulThanksgiving. If you are traveling, stay safe. I’ll see you at the Club! Phil Iannelli General Manager


BOOK CLUB Our Tuesday, November 7th selection, Louise Erdrich’s moving novel La Rose , is set in rural North Dakota where she grew up. She draws on her Native American heritage to spin her tale. A man named Landreaux is out stalking a buck. When he shoots, he finds that he has missed the deer, but accidentally shot his neighbor and best friend’s five year old son, Dusty.This is an unthinkable tragedy! How can he forgive himself or ever be loved again? Finally, he turns to his Ojibwe Indian heritage and withdraws to the sweat lodge with his wife to pray. He abides by the Indian answer to his prayers and gives his own son, LaRose, to Dusty’s family. Erdrich masterfully relates the effects on everyone of this cursed yet blessed solution. Over time, healing begins to take place with LaRose being the glue that holds these two families together. Interspersed in this story is the haunting tale of his ancestor, a young Indian girl also named LaRose, who was forced in 1839 to live as a white woman.Through this tale Erdrich shows how her Native American characters took from the white man what could be of use while holding on to the parts of their heritage that would enable them to survive.The tale also reveals that LaRose’s healing powers came from his ancestors. Revenge enters the story when a man still festering from a previous abandonment issue with Landreaux seeks revenge. Will another tragedy take place? Join us at 4:00 pm in the Ladies’ Lounge on the 7th as Francesca DiGuglielmo leads the discussion of this masterfully told story of love, tragedy and revenge. For December, we have chosen Amor Towles’ sparkling novel, A Gentleman in Moscow . Set in the turbulent period after the Russian Revolution, Count Alexander Rostov navigates his way around the sumptuous Metropol hotel where he is living under house arrest. The Count is the perfect gentleman whose wit, intelligence, and optimism are sure to charm you and improve your view of aristocrats.This is a book to savor.

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.


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 Louise Roselle, Chair, (302) 421-3603 Ginny Kuhn,Vice-Chair, (302) 656-3801 Lou Ann Carter, Bridge Manager, (302) 652-6709 November 2nd : Swiss Team Game November 16th : Pro/Am Game December 7th : Member-Guest Christmas Luncheon

SEPTEMBER 14TH First Place: North - South Section A: Pat Sinex - Anthony Cardinal Section B & C: Edythe Mendolia - Mimi Meaney First Place: East - West Section A (tie): Anne Marie Finch - Caroline Hughes Donna Cohen (Guest) - Bob Appleby Section B: Donna Cohen (Guest) - Bob Appleby Section C: CindyWright - Michele Massaglia SEPTEMBER 21ST First Place: North - South Section A: Kimmie Fulweiler (Guest) - Patricia Sinex Section B: Marina Tarlov - Donna Cohen (Guest) Section C: Candy DiSabatino - Tannaz Owczarek (Guest) First Place: East - West Section A: Sandy Anzilotti - Judy Jackson (Guest) Section B & C: Marcia Balotti - Jane D'Alonzo SEPTEMBER 28TH First Place: North - South Section A: Lou Ann Carter - LeeWiley Section B: Nancy Diver - Donna Cohen (Guest) First Place: East - West Section A, B & C: Mimi Meaney - AnneWattman

OCTOBER 5TH First Place: North - South Section A & B: Eleanor Brown - Katherine Hoopes First Place: East - West Section A & B: Diana Terrell - Allen Terrell Section C: Nancy Barlow - Bill Barlow OCTOBER 10TH MEMBER/MEMBER CHAMPIONSHIP Overall Winners: Mary Jo Chandler & Carroll Shannon First Place: North - South Section A & B: Mary Jo Chandler - Carroll Shannon Section C: Marie Mackay - Barbara Togman First Place: East - West Section A: Charlotte Bispham - Anthony Cardinal Section B: Judith Spruance - Joanne Bahr Section C: Candy DiSabatino - Carl DeMartino OCTOBER 12TH First Place: North - South Section A & B: Nancy Diver - Donna Cohen (Guest) First Place: East - West Section A, B & C: Marcia Balotti - Patricia Bussard

Arnie Fisher presenting the trophy to the winners of the Member/Member Bridge Tournament,Mary Jo Chandler & Carroll Shannon.



UPCOMING DINING & SOCIAL EVENTS November is here and that means the start to the holiday season at the Club! We are excited to bring you a variety of events and happenings that will put you in a festive mood. If you haven't already, we encourage you to click on the image below to view all of the wonderful events we have scheduled.

MONDAY No Clubhouse Food Service Hut : Opens at 5:00 pm TUESDAY Dining Room : Closed Tavern/Grille : 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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

WEDNESDAY Dining Room : Closed Tavern/Grille : 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Pub : Opens at 10:45 am Café : Opens at 11:00 am Hut : Opens at 5:00 pm


THURSDAY Dining Room : 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tavern/Grille : 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Pub : Opens at 10:45 am Café : Opens at 11:00 am Hut : Opens at 5:00 pm

FRIDAY Dining Room : 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tavern/Grille : 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Holiday Take Out Menus The most important thing about this time of year is spending it with friends and family. Let Wilmington Country Club make your holidays easy, enjoyable, and delicious! Our sweet treats, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and NewYear’s take out menus include all of the classics as well as many of our new favorites – all sure to create an impressive and appetizing meal in the comfort of your own home. Click below for each take out menu. SWEET TREATS TAKE OUT MENU THANKSGIVINGTAKE OUT MENU CHRISTMAS & NEWYEAR'S TAKE OUT MENU New Dining Menus! Stop by the Dining Room,Tavern & Grille, Café, and The Pub for our new fall/winter menus!

Pub : Opens at 10:45 am Café : Opens at 11:00 am Hut : Opens at 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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


WINES OF THE MONTH Australian Justin Lane, his “mate” Philbo Christiansen and several other so called marauders spent one day looking for sheds for sale in McLaren Vale to produce their wines but didn't find any.Then, the man serving coffee said "you can have this place if you want, I've had enough of this, I'm buying a camper and going right round Oz". And so they bought his café on the spot; 'Red Heads' it was called; on the corner of Kangarilla and Foggo roads. Outfitted the same grunge-garage way but with the most splendid bar you've ever seen (made from a whole tree!) plus a pinball machine and powerful amps... Red Heads Studio and its many members made its first wines in 2002. Of course, over ten years some studio members dropped by the wayside but the stalwarts remained and then did what they hoped they would; they set up sheds of their own and developed their wine offerings further. Suffice to say, people come and people go...the mantra of Red Heads still rings aloud, 'Drink more wine!'The collective garagistes are still pushing it hard and producing some crazy juice. Keith VanYahres Assistant General Manager In the words of our fun-loving Australian winos,“Yard Dog.The old faithful friend and beloved household pet the whole family adores. It is the quintessential companion, whatever the weather, the mood or the occasion. The same could be said for Chardonnay in Australia – cuddly, friendly, ready to roll over – and almost every winery owns some. Throw a little splash into a neglected variety like Verdelho and spice it up with some dry Riesling and hooah, one lovely glass of booze.”This delightful white is composed of 80%Verdelho, 15% Riesling, and 5% Chardonnay. Yard Dog White, South Australia 2016 Glass $8.75/ Bottle $33.00

TAVERN/GRILLE WEEKLY SPECIALS October 31st through November 5th Chicken Cacciatore over Penne, Garlic Bread November 7th through November 12th Roast Pork Loin, Braised Red Cabbage, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Apple Cider Sauce November 14th through November 19th Ground Sirloin with Green Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy November 21st through November 26th Excluding Thanksgiving Day Beef Bourguignon over Buttered Parsley Noodles

November 28th through December 3rd Grilled Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan over Spaghetti, Garlic Bread ---

Specials cost $12.95 and include choice of soup or salad. Reservations in the Tavern/Grille for parties of 5 or more are appreciated.

Reservation Cancellation Policy If you have made a reservation for the Dining Room or a Club function and are unable to attend, please take a moment to call and cancel. This simple gesture may make it possible for another member who wants to attend to do so. Dining Room Attire Jackets, but not ties, are required for gentlemen on Thursday evenings.Ties are required on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Yard Dog Red, South Australia 2016 Glass $8.75 / Bottle $33.00

“With Yard Dog, our winemakers aim for the classic Bordeaux blend – that is Cabernet with Merlot – but, as with all true Aussies, the winemaker is not one to stick to the standard blend. So, within the mix you’ll find the added benefits of Petit Verdot, a grape that's somewhat lost in popularity in Bordeaux circles. But we're here to champion the underdog.”This Bordeaux style wine is composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and 10% Merlot.



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‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 22nd We welcome you to enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving night out with your friends and family at The Pub!


Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet Thursday, November 23rd Reservations are being taken between 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm Thanksgiving Buffet Menu to include: Soup • Oysters • Shrimp Cocktail • Seafood Salad Smoked Fish • Fresh Seasonal Fish • Honey Baked Ham Carved Roast Turkey • Beef Tenderloin Mashed and Sweet Potatoes • Celery and Herb Stuffing Vegetables • Variety of Salads • Assortment of Desserts We will provide additional turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish to take home so that you may enjoy the best part of Thanksgiving... the leftovers! Jacket and tie are required for gentlemen and young gentlemen. As always, appropriate attire is in order for ladies. $46/Adults $20/Children under 12 Call (302) 655-6171 or online at to make your reservation.

Food and drink specials will be available starting at 5:00 pm.

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post thanksgiving brunch

Post Thanksgiving Brunch Sunday, November 26th Brunch begins at 10:30 am Tavern & Grille Reservations recommended for parties of 5 or more. Continue the family festivities with Sunday Brunch! In addition to our full a la carte brunch menu, we will also be featuring a brunch buffet complete with an Omelet Station, Eggs Benedict, FrenchToast, Breakfast Sides,Variety of Cold Salads and some Sweet Treats!

Lunch buffet only available from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at The Pub.


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Wreath Making Class Wednesday, November 29th 11:30 am or 6:00 pm Make your own 14 inch wreath! Supplies provided. If desired, bring additional decorations. Wear clothes that can get dirty and potentially stained by plant sap. Comfortable shoes are recommended for standing for the duration of the workshop. If desired, bring close-fitting gloves. Most people find gloves difficult to work with for this workshop, but some might want it as an option. $70/Person Chit Bar and Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres available. Space is limited. Please call the Front Desk to reserve your spot (302) 655-6171.

Golf & Tennis Holiday Sip & Shop Tuesday, November 28th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Golf Shop &The Pub

StartyourshoppingearlyattheClub!Holidaypricesavailable on golf and tennis apparel, equipment, and accessories. Enjoy festive holiday music on the piano as you sip, shop, and mingle throughout the evening. Complimentary beer, wine, soda, and hors d’oeuvres will be available. For our wine lovers we will be featuring a variety of styles and vintages at extraordinary prices!










Thanksgiving Take Out Menu HORS D’OEUVRES Shrimp, Cocktail Sauce· 21/dozen Mini Crab Cakes, Remoulade Sauce· 18/dozen Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, Honey Mustard· 18/dozen Balsamic Fig & Goat Cheese on Flatbread· 18/dozen

SOUPS Pumpkin Mushroom· 20/quart Cream of Carrot and Ginger· 20/quart Lobster Bisque· 30/quart Maryland Crab Soup· 25/quart

ACCOMPANIMENTS Mashed Potatoes· 2.5/person Celery & Herb Stuffing· 2.5/person Asparagus· 3/person Green Beans· 2.5/person Baby Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Spiced Pecans· 3/person

Sweet Potato Casserole· 2.5/person Glazed Root Vegetables· 2.5/person Cranberry Relish· 12/quart Cole Slaw· 10/quart Giblet Gravy· 12/quart Banquet Dinner Rolls· .50/each Tavern Dinner Rolls· .85/each 10 to 12 lbs (4-8 people)· 65 14 to 16 lbs (10-14 people)· 90 20 to 22 lbs (16-20 people)· 120 ROASTED TURKEY BREAST 16 to 18 lbs (Whole)· 95 8 to 9 lbs (Half – prior to boning)· 48 DESSERTS Apple Crumb, Cherry or Pumpkin Pie· 15 Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie· 18 ENTRÉES Fresh Roasted Turkeys

All Thanksgiving orders that include turkey or turkey breast be placed by 2:00 pm Thursday, November 16th. All other orders must be placed by Sunday, November 19th, by calling Tip Tribbitt at (302) 655-6171 ext. 2193.













Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour in The Pub 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm








No Clubhouse Food Service

Christmas Candlelight Reservations (Call in 9:00 am)

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour in The Pub 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Men’s Paddle Delaware Open Ranking Tournament

Bag Room Closed on Mondays for the Season

WCC Book Club Ladies’ Lounge 4:00 pm








No Clubhouse Food Service

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Happy Hour in The Pub 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

3v3 Thanksgiving Basketball Classic 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Indoor Tennis Courts

Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 pm

Annual Election of Stockholders 5:30 pm








No Clubhouse Food Service

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Happy Hour in The Pub 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

5:00 pm The Pub






Post Thanksgiving Brunch 10:30 am Tavern & Grille

No Clubhouse Food Service

Golf &Tennis Holiday Sip & Shop 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Golf Shop &The Pub

Montchanin Bridge 12:30 pm

Thursday Bridge 9:30 am

Christmas Decorations

Wreath Making Class 11:30 am / 6:00 pm Terrace Room

Squash Doubles Legends Tournament 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

South Course & Short Game Practice Area Closed for the Season








MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving -Wednesday, November 22nd Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet - Thursday, November 23rd Post Thanksgiving Brunch - Sunday, November 26th Golf &Tennis Holiday Sip & Shop - Tuesday, November 28th Wreath Making Class -Wednesday, November 29th




WCC FITNESS CENTER THREE-PEAT! The fitness center has been serving members’ fitness needs for three years!! Since November 3, 2014, the fitness center and staff has been providing expert services in personal training, youth training, yoga, group exercise, massage, and reflexology.Thank you to the dedicated members who have been part of our success! If you haven’t yet taken advantage of the wonderful facilities and programs we offer, please stop by.We are here to serve you every day (except Christmas Day). WHO HAS THE BEST GRIP?! Also to celebrate, we are seeing which member has “Got a Grip.” As the September Bulletin article pointed out, grip strength has been linked to fitness, longevity, and golf club head speed. Try our new handgrip dynamometer this month to check your grip strength. At the end of the month we will proclaim the winners in these categories: adult male, adult female, youth male, youth female, and family (one adult and one youth member from one family). Staff member must be present to administer and validate the result. FITNESS ON DEMAND We are excited to offer members Fitness on Demand (FoD), an online exercise class library with a variety of classes, at different levels of intensity, and for different lengths of time. These classes provide you the opportunity to take a class when your schedule allows. Check out the old yoga room in the squash building where a kiosk has been set up and connected to an 80” screen TV with stereo speakers to provide you the look and feel of being in a group exercise environment. And don’t worry, our ongoing group exercise and yoga schedules, led by our dynamic teachers, are still available for those that prefer the feel of a traditional class at scheduled times. As a member value-add, those members with group exercise packages are given complimentary access to FoD. Access to the old yoga room for FoD can be obtained for only $10/month, automatically renewable each month by signing up at the fitness center. During normal hours of operation, you can also call the Racquet Shop (x2150) for more information. Once you have signed up, you will be given your access code to enter the room which you can start using immediately.The Fitness team will be on site virtually every day in November except for Thanksgiving, to give hands-on training for this new program. Check out the schedule below and stop by the Fitness on Demand studio to learn all about this new opportunity!

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 and Beth Sheehy. 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 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.

TRACY HALTERMAN therapeutic Wednesday:12:30 pm - 7:30 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm SUSAN BROWN therapeutic Monday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday Evening

Mondays : 4:30 pm with Rick Tuesdays : 11:00 am with Chris Wednesdays: 12:00 pm with Corey Thursdays : 4:30 with Rick Fridays : 12:00 pm with Corey Saturdays : 8:00 am with Chris Sundays : 10:00 am with Rick

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

PLEASE WELCOME MARCY TO OUR MASSAGE THERAPY STAFF Marcy Mackey, who is member referred and recommended, has joined our group of talented massage therapists (Tracy Halterman and Susan Brown: Therapeutic Massage and Vicki Huber Rudawski: Sports Massage. Please click here to read her bio and see the side panel for all massage therapy days and times. Marcy is available by appointment Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and throughout the week when other therapists may not be available. Marcy is also a certified yoga instructor so she will be available to assist with the yoga program as well.

MARCY MACKEY Monday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday: Ever y other Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm







Boot Camp Beth Sheehy

Hot Vinyasa Beth Sheehy

Boot Camp Beth Sheehy

Hot Vinyasa Beth Sheehy

6:00 am

Golf Fitness (Squash Building) Corey Ryan *Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

Golf Fitness (Fitness Center) Corey Ryan

7:00 am

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

FIT Maria Lucey

FIT Maria Lucey

7:15 am

TRX Chris Weiss

FIT Fusion Maria Lucey Krysta Lafferty

*Foundations (90°) Mary Currie

8:00 am

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie Tri Fit Mary Harrison

*Balance Mary Currie

*Balance Mary Currie

8:30 am

9:00 am

Shape Up (Fitness Center) Beth Sheehy

*Warm Yoga Flow Mary Currie

9:15 am

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

9:45 am

10:00 am

Restorative Yoga Beth Sheehy

10:30 am

X-17 Beth Sheehy

6:00 pm

6:15 pm Warm Yoga Flow Beth Sheehy

Restorative Yoga Beth Sheehy


$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 or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113. 17 $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 or call (302) 655-6171 ext. 2113.

MOVE * BREATHE * LOVE Calling all goddesses! Super SoulWorkshops: Please join me in these groundbreaking workshops to elevate the spirit and well-being of all those who attend.Two sets of classes available in November: Saturday’s classes open to all female members- and Sunday’s classes for high school female students. I highly encourage the parents of High School students to participate in the Saturdays sessions as a way to create synergy and harmonious learning within the household! If you are new to the world of Yoga and meditation these workshops are a great place to begin. Limited spots available! When we breathe together we grow together! Mary Currie Director of Yoga SUPER SOUL SERIES ‘’ACHIEVE A BEAUTIFUL STATE’’ The first step in being successful in any aspect of your life, including: relationships, academics, athletics and personal passions, is managing your emotions. Learn simple strategies through:Yoga, BreathingTechniques and Guided Meditation to unleash the unlimited power and potential within you. Choose to live in a calm effective state regardless of your external circumstances.

MOVE * BREATHE * LOVE Saturdays at 8:30 am - 9:30 am $25/Class Super Soul Sisters- All Members

MOVE * BREATHE * LOVE Sundays at 10:30 am - 11:30 am $25/Class High School Girls

Week 1:“FreeYour Mind” November 4th

Week 1:“FreeYour Mind” November 5th

Week 2:“Gratitude and Forgiveness" November 11th

Week 2:“Gratitude and Forgiveness" November 12th

Week 3:“Motivation” November 18th

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AS THE GOLF SEASON WINDS DOWN... As the golf season winds down and we begin to make our transition towards preparing for the upcoming winter season, the first noticeable change involves a move off the grass and onto artificial mats at the practice tee. While this change may be conceived as premature, it remains a necessary step to allow adequate time for fall over-seeding and fertilization programs. This ensures a healthy and viable hitting surface once next year’s golf season kicks off in the spring. It goes without saying that most golfers would rather hit off of real grass than artificial mats, representing actual course conditions. “Artificial” may even be viewed as an intrusion on the natural experience of the game however, it is a practical reality that we are forced to face. At almost any type of golf facility, artificial turf has become not just to be an option, but an absolute necessity. The importance of practice to golfers has grown at a totally unanticipated rate over the past decade for two reasons. The inception of the “range plan” and concern for limited time to play full or partial rounds. As a result, even with the most efficient use of available areas, turf on practice tees simply can’t recover fast enough to keep up with demand. Unfortunately, there is no indication that this pressure is going to do anything but increase. Technology has made reasonable progress in the advancement of artificial materials and presentation. Individual mats now perform more similarly to natural turf and are designed to be rotated as needed, prolonging their life. Utilizing the artificial teeing ground a few times each week throughout the growing season is of great benefit to maximizing the amount of quality hitting spaces on the practice tee. While the Bermuda grass we have growing on our practice tee is extremely beneficial during the bulk of the stressful summer growing season, it can be slow to recover during the “shoulder” seasons of late spring and early fall. As we found out this season, sustained periods of cooler, wet and overcast days significantly limit its’ vigor even in the summer months. Our Perennial ryegrass over-seeding program is mainly geared toward providing protection to the Bermuda grass during the winter months, but is also of benefit during the transition between seasons to fill in weaker areas and add overall color. No matter the weather conditions, larger divot patterns will always take exponentially longer to recover as the remaining grass and newly added sand and seed mix need time to fill in. Every player can help in this regard by limiting the amount of surface they disturb with each use of the practice tee. Information on how to limit your disturbance on the practice tee can be found in the USGA article,“Practice Like a Pro”. Incorporating these techniques into your practice regime this fall and through next season will yield increased quality to the teeing surface for everyone. Dan Pierson Director of Grounds


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NEWS FROM THE GOLF SHOP Golf is far from over as November and occasionally December offer some great days. We encourage you to continue to come out and enjoy the golf courses. The South Course will remain open through the Sunday following Thanksgiving (November 26th). The North Course will remain open year round. We would also like to remind you the Bag Room is running a re-gripping special throughout the months of November and December. The offseason is a great time to have your grips re-done and readied for next season or that winter golf vacation you are planning. Any clubs re-gripped during these months will be discounted 15%. The Bag Room and Driving Range will officially close on Monday’s beginning November 6th. It will re-open on Monday’s in April 2018. Should you need your clubs for Monday play, please make arrangements to get them out of the Bag Room prior to November 6th. It is also that time of the year when our club manufacturers require us to send back our demo golf clubs. If you happen to have any demos, please return them to the Golf Shop in a timely manner. We would like to thank you again for your participation in golf events this year!

GOLF HOURS OF OPERATION GOLF SHOP through november 17th Weekdays: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm november 18th - 30th Weekdays: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm BAG ROOM bag room closes on mondays - november 6th Monday: 9:00 - Dusk Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am - Dusk Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 7:30 am - Dusk DRIVING RANGE through november 17th Monday: Closed Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm november 18th - 30th Monday: Closed Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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COURSE OPENING through november 17th Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 8:00 am november 18th - 30th Monday: 9:00 am Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 8:30 am


Once again for the holidays, we are excited to offer special pricing of $39.99 on a dozen ProV1 golf balls.This special also includes free personalization! A minimum of one dozen is required for this promotion which runs from November 1st through December 31st. Please call the Golf Shop to place your order or for any additional questions you may have - (302) 655-6022.


WOMEN’S EIGHTEEN-HOLE GOLFERS Our closing day events on Tuesday, October 10th included a nine-hole scramble, followed by our luncheon and awards presentation for the following 2017 Major Tournament winners: Women’s Club Champion : Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico Memorial Better Ball of Partners : Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico and Lori Ehret Handicap Tournament : Lori Ehret Women’s 18-Hole Putting Championship : Jane Castle Senior/Super Senior Tournament : Pam McCrery/Lorraine Seiberlich The 18-Hole Golf Committee is already working on the new 2018 Season. Your input is very important for our success.You may text, email or call any of us on the Committee with your ideas! We look forward to hearing from you.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS Congratulations to the following place winners in this year’s Annual Championships! Club Championship Champion: Matt Smith 18-Hole Ladies Club Championship Champion: Nicoll Keeney 9-Hole Ladies Club Championship Gross Champion:Tiny Mulvena Net Champion: Karen Healy 9-Hole Champion: Ava Svindland 5-Hole Champion: Grady O’Hair President’s Cup Champion: John Kairis Senior Club Championship Match Play Champion: Randy Mitchell Match Play Championship Champion: Jared Green Men’s Putting Championship Champion:Tim Porter 18-Hole Ladies Putting Championship Champion: Jane Castle Better Ball of Partners Champions: Jeff Ciconte & Zach Chipman Holiday Tournament Champions: Jason Homer & John Bilek Labor Day Member-Member Champions: Don MacKelcan & SteveWalczak Senior Stroke Play Championship Champion: Randy Mitchell 1st Flight Champion: Dave Rossiter Mixed Two Ball Championship Champions:Tom Mester & MarthaWhite Senior Handicap Championship Champion: Jon Saunders Super Sr. Handicap Championship Champion: Leigh Johnstone 81st Annual Invitational Overall Champions: Jeff Ciconte & Stephen Zacharkiw Annual Member – Member Overall Champions: Carlisle Peet & Jack Peet Junior Club Championship Champion: Colman Mitchell

President: Jan Hobbs (610) 842-1044 / Vice-President: Nicoll Keeney-DiDomenico (410) 688-3051 /

Treasurer: Pam McCrery (302) 540-6694 /

Secretary: Catherine Dean-Gooderham (301) 427-3716 /


Rita Kingery Cook 2018 President

Tiny Mulvena 2018 Vice President

Claudia Peters 2018 Treasurer

The Ladies’ 9-Hole Golf Group had its final event and luncheon onWednesday, October 4th.


1st Place : Ginny Dellose, Linda Demharter 2nd Place : Gretchen Mayne, PatsyWalls 3rd Place (Tie) : Ruth Handler, Joy Honig,Tiny Mulvena, Gail Mumford The Ladies’ 9-Hole Group welcomes new members and provides a fun way to enjoy our challenging courses.




The indoor racquets season is as diverse and active as the summer months with all three racquet sports in full swing. Listed in the Bulletin are the many squash, paddle and tennis events being held in November. On the paddle side we will be hosting a Ladies' Paddle Palooza on Friday, November 3rd, Men’s Wilmington Open on Saturday, November 11th, and the Men’s Big G with Greenville CC on Tuesday, November 20th. Our squash events include two Grand Prix Junior Squash events, a Legends Squash Doubles event (yes you need to use wooden racquets), and a Rookies versusVeterans Singles and Doubles event on Sunday, November 26th. Sign up for all these events in the Racquet Shop. As the indoor tennis season begins I just want to give you a few reminders. Be sure to circle your indoor block booking time each week before you play so we can monitor

8:45 am -10:00 am Ladies’ Clinic 3.5+ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Men’s Cardio TUESDAY 10:00 am – 11:15 am Ladies’ Clinic 3.5+ 10:00 am – 11:15 am Ladies’ Singles Clinic WEDNESDAY 9:00 am – 10:00 am Ladies’ Cardio THURSDAY 8:45 am – 10:00 am Ladies’ Clinic 3.5+ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Mixed Cardio FRIDAY 10:00 am – 11:00 am Ladies’ Cardio 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Ladies’ Clinic 3.0 Below SATURDAY 8:00 am – 9:00 am Men’s Cardio 9:00 am – 10:30 am Men’s Round Robin 9:00 am – 10:00 am Ladies’ Cardio

court usage. Remember that adult members can book two courts each week up to seven days in advance. In addition, you can book a court within 24 hours which does not count towards your two court reservations for the week. Court usage again will be very tight, so please follow the rules that the tennis committee has set so all members will have a fair chance to reserve courts. See you on the courts. Ed McQuillin Racquets Director UPCOMING RACQUETS EVENTS Friday, November 3rd : Ladies' Paddle Palooza, 10:30 am Sunday, November 5th : Grand Prix Junior Under 11 & Under 13 Squash Tournament Sunday, November 12th : Grand Prix Junior Under 7 & Under 9 Squash Tournament Monday, November 20th : Men's Big G, 6:30 pm Sunday, November 30th : Legends Squash Doubles Tournament, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm All whites & wooden racquets (to be supplied) 3V3 THANKSGIVING BASKETBALL CLASSIC Saturday, November 18th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 3 on 3 basketball with 2 divisions - 13-14 years and 15-16 years. Each division is limited to 9 players. Sign up as a team or as a free agent. Cost is $10. Sign up with the Racquet Shop (302) 655-6513.

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JUNIOR SQUASH New this season, the Club will be hosting some Grand Prix Junior SquashTournaments.These one day events that will last roughly 3-4 hours depending on the number of participants.The Grand Prix will be for boys and girls and will be age group oriented with Under 7, Under 9, in addition to the regular divisions of Under 11,13,15,17 and 19. Our first event will be in early November. LEGENDS SQUASH DOUBLES TOURNAMENT Thursday, November 30th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Open to adult players - wear white! Wooden racquets will be provided. Played in "lightning rounds" - Sign up with the Racquet Shop.

& PROGRAMS Wednesdays : 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursdays : 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Men’s Squash Doubles Clinic Thursdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Captains Cup 8 Person Rosters with 2 singles matches and 3 doubles matches. Most matches to be played on Saturdays. 8 Captains will select team members. Please sign up byWednesday, November 15th. Squash Ladder Both singles and doubles begins November 1st.To be added to the ladder list please contact Ed Chilton – Ladies' Doubles League If interested in participating in a morning or evening league please contact Ed Chilton – To sign up for programs, please contact the Racquet Shop –


The Return of The Delaware Pro Doubles Championship is set forThursday, January 11th - Sunday, January 14th, 2018. This is one of the premier tournaments on the Squash Doubles Association tour. We will once again have the world’s best doubles players competing for the 25K purse. Our favorite players such as Damien Mudge, Clive Leach, Swiss Baden, Manek Mathur, Matt Jenson, Viktor Berg, John Russell and many others will be competing for this prestigious Title. The 180 mph rails, terrific three walls, exceptionally tight reverse corners and athleticism will be on display for this world class event. We are looking for sponsors and patrons to support the event and we hope you will consider joining us for the return of this tournament. Come watch some phenomenal squash and talk to these world-class pros during the social gatherings. Please contact Ed Chilton to support the US Pro Doubles -



HIGH SCHOOL Primary focus will be on refining doubles and singles tactics specifically designed for the Spring High School season. Kids are encouraged to play onWCC Jr. League Teams. Monday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (No class on Thanksgiving Day)

These classes are for players who meet WCC Jr. Tennis Pathway parameters and want to pursue more competitive opportunities. Academy players will be encouraged to play on our Junior League Teams, as well as compete in both District (DE), Sectional (DE, NJ, PA) USTA tournaments. Classes will include on-court playing and off-court fitness training portions. All players who register for the full session will receive a WCC Academy Competition TeamT-shirt and End of Session Player Review. Class times are subject to change due to indoor court availability. ORANGE ACADEMY Players will refine their Athletic Development, Movement, and Stroke Competency as they continue to develop expertise in each area of the court. Kids are encouraged to play in USTA Level 8 Orange Ball tournaments and Orange Ball Leagues. Tuesday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Wednesday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm (No class on Thanksgiving Day) Session 2: $184, $28/drop-in GREEN ACADEMY Players will continue to develop their shot making ability and be introduced to specific competitive patterns of play. Kids are encouraged to play in USTA Level 7 Green Dot tournaments and participate on the WCC Green Dot Jr. League Teams.

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Session 2: $224, $33/drop-in

HIGH PERFORMANCE Concentration will be on offensive and defensive patterns of play and sharpening the tools needed to execute them at the highest level. Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Session 2: $224, $33/drop-in

2017-2018 SESSION DATES: Session 2: October 30th – December 23rd (No classes on Thanksgiving Day) Session 3: January 2nd – February 18th Session 4: February 19th – April 8th Session 5: April 9th – May 21st

CLASS SIZE POLICY To ensure each player receives the best quality of instruction we will be limiting class sizes to 6 players per court. Classes will also need at least three players for the program to go forward. MAKE UP CLASS POLICY Kids can make up two classes in the following session. If your child is not able to come, please let us know so that players on the waiting list or who’d like to drop in are able to join the class that day. DROP-IN POLICY Kids are able to drop-in into any appropriate level class that is not full (6 kids). The drop-in rate is slightly higher per class than registering for the entire session.

Monday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wednesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 2: $264, $38/drop-in

YELLOW ACADEMY Players will be perfecting their individual style of play and learning how to combat opposing styles. Kids are encouraged to play USTA Level 6 tournaments and participate onWCC Jr. League Teams. Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session 2: $264, $38/drop-in Friday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Session 2: $200, $30/drop-in

Times are subject to change based on Block Booking Schedule

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