Our season is winding down fast. As has been our practice, we will close on Sundays for the summer. Our last Sunday dinner and dancing will be May 19, 2013. Sunday's club will re-open on Sunday, September 22, 2013. WE WILL CONTINUE OUR FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS AND DANCING. Throughout the summer we will host special events during June, July and August. A special "Summer News Brief" will be sent out to give you all the info.
1st VP Dave Januchowski offered some great dinner/shows this season and he's already working on next season's line-up. Our rentals were better than what we expected and one of the big ones was the Greek/American Club from Tarpon Springs which filled our hall to capacity at 360 people. Our Chef Tom did the cooking and we served the guests a great sit-down dinner. We hired some help for this and the young people that worked did a great job serving. (Everyone was served in 1 hour and 15 minutes.) Trustee Walt led the bar staff consisting of Sue and James.
Besides our Chef Tom, Big Dave was in the kitchen, Joan Thompson the PCC VP, 1st VP Dave, 2nd VP Dennis, my wife Ursula, daughter Tanya, daughter-in-law Kim and Will, Jason, Nina, Kurt, Kyle, Monica and Blanche all worked this evening. Other rentals included the Marine Corps Ball, UAW Christmas Party and a few private affairs.
You may still re-new your dues and be re-instated as a member so if you have not sent in your dues for 2013 please do so now and your card will be sent to you. Remember, member discounts are available only to those holding a valid current card. Membership cards are checked at the front door.
Our ice machine went kaput so we had no choice but to get another one. The cost was somewhat crazy so we are renting one with the option to buy and in 2 years we will own the machine. Thanks to Treasurer Tom for getting us this deal. This summer we will have the carpets cleaned and we will finish the markings in the parking lot.
Our parade of "up-North" bands was just great. The crowds that came out were unbelievable and full of pep. The dance floor was never empty. We will try to add to the schedule next season. For those that know the Wrubel's, Steve and Vicky, they are now back in Michigan closer to family. They are the longest married couple in the US and only one other couple in England is married longer. Steve and Vicky will celebrate 84 years in September. STO LAT !!!
Elections will be held in April and if you plan to run for an office please submit your name in writing to Joan Thompson of the PCC. In closing, we had a good year. Like all clubs, we all want members. As of this writing we were a little over 500 but would still like to see a lot more new members. Dues are still only $20.00 for a single and $35.00 for a couple plus all the discounts a member receives. Talk to your friends and neighbors, bring them to our club and we are pretty sure they too will want to join our fine club.
The next newsletter will come out in late summer so to those members that go back North for awhile, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you next season. For all those that stay here year-round, don't forget to visit often.
Ernie Stetz (Stec), President