November 2014 - Wolferts Roost Country Club

NOVEMBER 2014
NEWSLETTER
WOLFERTS ROOST COUNTRY CLUB
Dear Members,
SUNDAY BRUNCH AT
THE ROOST
11am to 3pm, weekly
Choose an entrée from our
delicious brunch menu, or
enjoy the scrumptious buffet.
WOLFERTS ROOST
COUNTRY CLUB
120 Van Rensselaer Blvd.
Albany, NY 12204
www.wolfertsroost.com
518-449-3223
October 28, 2014 was an important
day for the future of our club. We held
the Wolferts Roost annual meeting,
Board of Governors elections, and
we were presented with a report
from the Signature Group regarding
a long range plan for the club.
We had a strong turnout at the polls
with over 230 voters participating.
I want to thank all the members
who came out to vote and also
thank the nominating committee
for putting together such a strong
slate of candidates. Our new
club officers are Andy Anderson
- President, Nick Frangella - Vice
President, Kevin O’Leary - Treasurer
and David Mahoney - Club Secretary.
I also want to thank the 8 members
who stepped forward to run for
open seats on the Board Governors.
Congratulations to the 4 members
who were elected, Dick Frederick,
Bob Lynn, Christopher Madden
and Steve VanUllen. I look forward
to seeing the good work these
members will bring to our board.
A great deal of information was
presented by the Signature group
at the annual meeting. The board
wanted the membership to see
what we learned from your input,
unfortunately the presentation
was bogged down with results of
the survey work. Important issues
regarding actions the board has
taken in terms of operation and
policy improvements and most
importantly facility upgrades may
not have been conveyed as clearly
as we would have liked. We want
the members to know what we have
done so far, what recommendations
are being suggested and what
may be included in a long range
plan for overall improvements to
the club. The Board is committed
to making improvements and
keeping the members engaged and
involved in the process as we move
forward. In the near term, additional
information will be provided to
the membership, to better inform
you on the overall long range plan
and recommendations the board
may or may not agree with. I feel
it is very important to note that
this presentation was a step along
the way and there are more good
things coming for Wolferts Roost.
We have displayed 2 conceptual
plan renderings in the clubhouse
for members to review. Please stop
at the club and take a look at our
possible future facilities. Bill Wagner,
our interim GM, would be happy to
discuss the concepts with you.
We celebrated the best Halloween
party at The Roost in recent history,
Erin Hannafin and her cast of
volunteers put on a great event and
it shows how member involvement
pays off. Thank you for all your efforts.
We are quickly approaching 2015
and the Wolferts Roost Centennial
celebration. Maureen and Dave
Torncello and their committee have
been hard at work planning for
this historic event. New Years’ Eve
2014 will be a wonderful kickoff to
our next year and the centennial
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NOVEMBER
Sunday 2
Brunch
Daylight Savings Ends
Monday Club Closed
3
Tuesday Election Day
4
Wednesday Duplicate Bridge
5
Friday 7
Live Music in the Main Bar
Peg Delaney
Sunday Brunch
9
Monday Club Closed
10
Tuesday 11
Veterans Day
Thursday Book Club
13
Sunday Brunch
16
Monday Club Closed
17
Tuesday Board of Governors
18
Wednesday Duplicate Bridge
19
committee has planned a great night
at the club. Please make plans now
to be at this historic night of fun and
frolic. We want the entire Wolferts
Roost membership to embrace
and enthusiastically support the
centennial. The calendar of events
on the clubs website has additional
details regarding New Years and
other upcoming events at Wolferts
Roost.
The 2014 Turkey Trot MVP award
goes to Steve Rea sinking no less
than 6 shots to lead his team to the
low gross finish. Way to go Stevie
Boy, Y.C.B.!
Sincerely,
Kevin A. Carey
President
MEMBERSHIP
ACTIVITY
David Rowley is a new Associate
member. He lives in Menands
with his wife Pamela and their 2
daughters, Olivia who is 12 years
old and Isabelle who is 10 years
old. He is an Attorney with Cooper,
Erving & Savage in Albany.
TRANSFERS
Victor Oberting
Senior 1 to Life
(10/31/14)
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, III
Resident to Associate
(10/31/14)
John Battaglino
Resident to Associate
(10/31/14)
LOA/RESIGN
Angel Millora
Resident to Resign
(10/31/14)
Randy Duncan
Resident to Resign
(10/31/14)
Richard LaBerge
Resident to Resign
(10/31/14)
James P. Burr
Senior Post 1/1/03 to Resign
(10/31/14)
Dennis Mahony
Senior Post 1/1/03 to Resign
(10/31/14)
Steve Meleco
Junior to Resign
(10/31/14)
Robert Feldman
Assoc. Jr. Under 27 to Resign
(10/31/14)
Michael Spicer
Assoc. Jr. Under 27 to Resign
(10/31/14)
CENTENNIAL NEWS
The Centennial Committee is busy
planning the most amazing year
for the 2015 celebration of Wolfert’s
Roost’s 100 Year Anniversary! Mark
your calendars for these not to be
missed events:
First Night, Around the World at
the Roost
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
A special New Year’s Eve party
is being planned to usher in our
Centennial Year. Chef Xavier is
planning an international menu
from France, Italy, Mexico and Japan
to help us celebrate along with an
Iced Vodka bar and bonfire on the
patio. We have a great dance band
hired and we are encouraging
all members to attend and invite
guests. Please call Jeannette to
make your pre-reservations as
soon as possible. A separate flyer
with all the details will be going
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out soon.
Sunday Brunch
23
Monday Club Closed
24
Thursday 27
Thanksgiving Dinner
Buffet
Sunday Brunch
30
DECEMBER
ROOST CENTENNIAL
MERCHANDISE
The Centennial Committee has
selected special merchandise
to celebrate The Roost’s 100th
anniversary. It is not too late to put
your order in. Sample products and
sizes are currently available in the
Pro-Shop for you to try and see.
All items are available now for preorder so that one large order can
be placed with the suppliers. After
that, only limited quantities will be
available in the Pro Shop. For the
pre-order list of items, please see
the last page of this newsletter.
Proceeds of this merchandise
will go towards the celebratory
events scheduled throughout the
anniversary year.
Monday Club Closed
1
For questions, please contact the
Pro-Shop at 518-462-2115
Thursday Interclub Bridge
4
SUNDAY BRUNCH
THE ROOST
Saturday 6
Gingerbread House Party
Sunday 7
Brunch
Christmas Tree Lighting
Party
Monday Club Closed
8
Tuesday BOG Holiday Party
9
AT
11:00am to 3:00pm, weekly
Choose an entrée from our
delicious brunch menu, or enjoy
the scrumptious buffet.
TRADITIONAL
THANKSGIVING
DINNER BUFFET
Thursday, November 27, 2014
1:00 - 4:00pm
Our way of saying “Thank You!” this
year will be a Grand Thanksgiving
Dinner Buffet. We will serve a
delicious selection of favorites,
including:
Soup
Cream of Chicken & Rice
Cream of Pumpkin
Salad Station
Assorted Green Salads with Various
Toppings and Dressings
Deviled Eggs
Seasonal Fruit Display
International Cheese Display
Cocktail Shrimp Display
Vegetables
Au Gratin Potatoes
Broccoli
Green Bean Casserole
Candied Yams
Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Carving Station
Horseradish Crusted Prime Rib
Freshly Carved Whole Roast Turkey
with Traditional Stuffing
Honey Baked Ham
Grilled Salmon
Dessert Display
Raspberry Almond Shortbread
Pecan Blondies
Lemon Tarts
Fudge Brownies
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
and Much More!
Reservations are taken in halfhour incriments between 1:00 and
4:00pm. All you care to eat.
Adults $28.95 ++/pp
Children 3-12 $14.95 ++/pp
Children under 3 no charge
Call Jeanette at 449-3223 ext. 101
to book your reservation.
TURKEYS TO-GO
Leave the cooking to us!
Get your fully cooked holiday
turkey from The Roost.
25lb. Turkey - $125.00
Includes 5lb. of stuffing & one
gallon of giblet gravy. ($15.00 for
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Friday Your Office Party
an additional one gallon of gravy).
12
Sunday 14
Brunch
Winter Wonderland
Family Holiday Party
Monday Club Closed
15
Wednesday Duplicate Bridge
17
Sunday Brunch
21
Monday Club Closed
22
Wednesday 24
Christmas Eve
Club Closes at 3:00pm
Thursday Merry Christmas!
Club Closed
25
Sunday Brunch
28
Monday Club Closed
29
Wednesday New Year’s Eve Gala
(Club Open)
31
Orders should be placed by Friday,
November 21st. Call Joann at 4493223 ext. 103
RECIPES FROM HOME
Calling all cooks!
On November 1, 2014, The Roost
will start its second annual Recipes
from Home contest. This is a fun
and exciting way to involve you
and your families in our menu
selections. We are asking members
and their families to submit their
favorite recipe. It can be a starter,
an entree, a soup, salad, dessert or
side dish. Meat, vegetarian or even
vegan. Anything is possible. All
submissions will be tested based on
presentation, taste, texture and the
ability to adatp them to our larger
quantity and service requirements.
All selected recipes will be served
anonymously at a buffet dinner
on Thursday, January 15th, 2015.
Gift certificates will be rewarded
to all members whose recipes are
selected for the dinner. Diners will
determine the Grand Prize winner,
and their recipe will be featured on
our Spring Menu.
The recipe deadline is Friday,
December 12, 2014. Please send
us one recipe via e-mail to [email protected]
wolfertsroost.com.
or via mail to:
Recipe from Home
Wolferts Roost Country Club
120 Van Rensselaer Blvd.
Albany, NY 12204
or you can drop it off at the
reception desk.
WOLFERTS ROOST
GOLF SHOP HOLIDAY
OPEN HOUSE
EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday December 5th, 2014
3:00 - 7:00pm
Come and see the “Wonders of the
Holiday Season” in the Golf Shop at
Wolferts Roost Country Club.
Enjoy complimentary cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres in the breezeway
as you fill your sleigh with those
special gifts for everyone on your
shopping list. See the outstanding
men’s and women’s apparel items
as well as home decorating items
along with a great selection of
collector Santas!
Start the holiday season at
Roost. Lots of easy parking
of course everything can be
wrapped; as usual guests
welcome.
The
and
gift
are
P.S. - enjoy the entire evening at
The Roost. After visiting the Golf
Shop plan to enjoy dinner at the
Club.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE
PARTY
Saturday, December 6th
11:00am - 3:00pm
Kids love this family-friendly event!
Come in and decorate your own
gingerbread house. At the end
of the event, members will vote
for the best decorated house and
there will be prizes for the three
best projects! One house per
family. Members must bring their
own decorations. Dress down
because it gets messy! Reserve
early, this event fills quickly! $12.00
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per house.
YOUR EVENT AT
WRCC!
In need of meeting space?
Do you have a birthday or
celebration coming up?
Thinking about throwing
a party? Let Wolferts
Roost take care of all your
entertaining needs! We
can accommodate any size
party, from 10 people up to
300. The Banquet Office is
ready to work with you and
create a custom event for
you. Contact Tammy in the
Banquet Office at 449-3223
ext. 102 to set-up your
event and leave the cleanup to us!
WE'RE ON THE WEB!
Find us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/
WolfertsRoost.
Leave us a message too. Or
visit our website at
www.WolfertsRoost.com
Login to the member
area for printable menus,
information about events,
and more!
In keeping with the holiday spirit,
we encourage each child to bring
an unwrapped gift for the Cohoes
Fire Department to distribuite to
underprivileged families.
Call Jeanette at 449-3223 ext. 101.
WINTER WEEKENDS
Bring your family and friends to The
Roost for a day of cross-country
skiing, snow shoeing or sledding.
There will be cross-country skiing
networks: short, medium and long.
Sledding will be on the 12th hole
at Devil’s canyon. Afterward, relax
in the Clubhouse with a steaming
mug of hot chocolate.
SANTA VISITS THE
ROOST WINTER
WONDERLAND
Sunday, December 14th
We are in the process of planning
our Winter Wonderland Party.
Stanta will be making a special
appearance. Details will be coming
soon!
LIVE MUSIC
6:30 - 8:30pm in the Main Bar
Connect and re-connect with
friends and family at The Roost’s
Live Music Night. Join us Friday,
November 7th, 2014 when we
will be featuring Jazz Pianist Peg
Delaney. Come early as we are sure
to have a full house.
YOUR OFFICE PARTY
Friday, December 12th
Let The Roost host your smalloffice holiday party!
6:30-7:30pm
Open Bar & Hors D’Oeuvres
7:30pm
Dinner (cash bar)
8:30-12:30am
Musical Entertainment
Choice of Entree
- Filet Mignon
- Salmon with Blackberry Ginger
Gastrique
- Stuffed Chicken Breast topped
with Apple Brandy Demi
- Roasted Vegetable Napoleon
$65.00 pp/inclusive. Contact
Tammy at 449-3223 to make
reservations and entree selection.
HAVE YOU BOOKED
YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY
YET?
The Ballroom is available on the
December dates listed below.
Contact Tammy Christen at 4493223 to make reservations for your
own unique, personal, or business
holiday gathering.
Weds. 3rd
Sun. 7th
Tues. 9th
Weds. 10th
Tues. 16th
Weds, 17th
Fri. 19th
Sat. 20th
Sun. 21st
Fri. 26th
Sat. 27th
Sun 28th
Tues. 30th
INTERCLUB BRIDGE
Thursdays at 9:30am
November 6th at Albany
December 4th at WRCC
Call to reserve one week prior
to each meeting. $25.00 covers
breakfast, lunch, and bridge prizes.
Questions? Call Joan Fisher at 4759336.
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DUPCLIATE BRIDGE
Wednesdays at 10:30am
November 5th, 19th
December 10th - Holiday Party, 17th
January 7th, 21st
February 4th, 18th
March 4th, 18th
April 1st, 15th
Questions? Call Joan Fisher at 4759336.
BOOK CLUB
November 13
Winter of the World by Ken Follett
December - No Meeting
Please remember to call in your
reservation one week in advance
at 449-3223.
ROB'S NEWSLETTER
We had a beautiful fall day on
October 2 for our closing day of golf
and dinner. We had 52 for golf, and
for dinner, which was delicious, we
had 60. Thanks goes out to Xavier
Gomez, our executive chef who
provided such an exquisite meal
and Tim Lonergan and his entire
staff for making our golf season
run smooth and be so enjoyable.
Peter Van Kampen our Chairman
of the Nominating Committee
presented the slate of officers for
the 2015 season. The slate was
unaminously accepted, so for 2015
the officers will be Jim Mc Mahon,
President, Don Hoffman Treasurer,
and Rick Carlstrom Vice President.
At the dinner the winners for
the year long FED EX CUP were
announced. The overall winner
with 45.5 points was Bruce
Hoffman . This year we divided the
field into 4 groups. The winners in
Group A was Bruce Hoffman, 1st
and Joe Pekrol 2nd. Group B was
Joe Igoe 1st and Fred Mc Laughlin
2nd. Group C was Doc Sauers 1st
and Don Hoffman 2nd. Group D
was Tony Giordano 1st and Bill
Redmond 2nd.
It was a very successful year of golf
and camaraderie. We are always
looking for new members. Any
male member over 50 is eligible
to join. If you are available on
Thursday’s, think about joining us
in 2015. Last year we had over 70
members, with 20 new members.
We would love to have more join
and play with us next year.
September 18 we had a four man
scramble. The winning team
with a net score of 60 was Fred
Mc Laughlin, Ned Eckert, Pat
Fitzgerald, and Dave Mc Guire.
Second place with a score of 60.75
was Joe Pekrol, Tom Mc Tague,
Pete Van Kampen, Tom Conole and
Bill Redmond. Closest to the pin on
# 15 was Tony Giordano at 2 feet 2
inches.
September 26 we had our ROB
Championship. The winner with a
net score of 64 was Bruce Hoffman.
Second place was Joe Igoe with a
68. Closest to the pin on #15 was
Bill Somerville at 7 feet, 11 inches.
October 2 was closing day and we
had a 2 best ball of a four man team.
The low gross team with a score of
153 was John Shahda, Don Lutzy
and Tom Conole. The low net team
with a score of 115 was Kerk Moore,
Ned Eckert, Mike Witko and Tony
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Chrysogelos. Second place with
a net score of 118 was Joe Pekrol,
Bill Somerville. Bob Spellmeyer and
Bill Redmond. Closest to the pin on
#15 was Gary Hoffman at 1 foot 2
inches.
Happy Thanksgiving
Jim Mc Mahon
SAVE THE DATES!
Friday, November 7
Live Jazz Pianist in the Main Bar
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving at The Roost
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CENTENNIAL MERCHANDISE
Name___________________________
Contact Number___________________
Member Number_________________
Date____________________________
Men's Caps
Color
Qty
White
Black
Hunter
Khaki
Price
Total
$24
Men's Solid F&G Tech Polo Shirt
Color
Qty
White
Navy
Size Price
Men's Cutter & Buck Polo Shirt
Color
Qty
Hunter
Size Price
Lt Charcoal
Navy
Blue Sea
Color
Qty
Marine
Color
Qty
White/Black
Blood Orange
Bottle Green
Size Price
Total
Black
White
Size Price
Total
$90
Black/White
Price
Total
$17
Ladies E.P. Tech Outerwear Long Sleeve
Color
Qty
Total
$99
Men's Tech Outerwear 1/4 Zip Vest
Ladies Visor
Size Price
$95
Men's Tech Outerwear 1/4 Zip Long Sleeve
Color
Qty
Total
$49.99
Men's V-Neck Merino Vest
Color
Qty
Total
$78
Black/Pink
Navy/Lime
Pink/Black
Lime/Navy
Size Price
Total
$85
Subtotal Pg 1
Ladies E.P. Solid Blouse
Color
Qty
White
Blue
Size Price
Total
$54
Ladies E.P. Sleeveless Blouse
Color
Qty
Pink
White
Pink
Blue
Size Price
Total
$52
Wine Glasses (set of 4)
On the Rocks Glasses (set of 4)
Pub Glasses (set of 4)
Coasters (set of 4)
Custom Golf Flag
Golf Towel
Qty Price
Total
$60
Qty Price
Total
$36
Qty Price
Total
$40
Qty Price
Total
$59
Qty Price
Total
$49.99
Qty Price
Total
$25
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Subtotal
Sales Tax 8%
Grand Total