Every year about this time an election is held for positions on the Club’s Board of Directors. The board makes the policies and rules governing the activities of the Club, whereas the General Manager and his staff implement those policies and rules throughout the year. This year has been no exception. The board has worked tirelessly throughout the year to make the Club the outstanding country club it is today for which we are all grateful. But the composition of the Board is always subject to change for one reason or another. Last month there were five outstanding candidates for three board positions, some running for reelection and all with new ideas and goals for the Club. Voting took place during the month of February. The successful candidates will be joining the board, a board that has been creative and forward-looking to successfully attract new members to our Club. They will be devoting their full time to Club matters on an almost daily basis, sacrificing their personal time to effectuate the enhancement of the Club in all respects. Results of the vote when known will be forthcoming.
What a beautiful season we are having at Aberdeen with the weather up north being so wintry with snow, icy roads and cold winds. Of course we have not experienced near-perfect weather, but what we have had here is relatively good. Everything is popping at the Club; our members have been enjoying a variety of activities that are so easily accessible. The outstanding activity last month and ending early February has been the Aberdeen second Color War, participated in by about 400 + members. It offered friendly competition, teamwork, community spirit and good sportsmanship. Careful planning was evident with activity levels divided for gentle, moderate and very active games with card games, bocce, apache relay, swimming, volleyball, dodge ball, tennis and golf events. Color War started with a torch-lighting ceremony and ended with a closing ceremony dinner. Congratulations to all our participants! Gold won the SING but black won the WAR!
What else did we do last month at the Club? We might have attended the Super Bowl Dinner Party to watch two of the NFL’s finest teams fight it out between Carolina and Denver. The Ladies’ Bridge Member Guest Tournament was followed by the popular Sweetheart Bridge Tournament and the Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance with Center Stage playing. “Play for Pink Day” with separate tournaments for golfers, tennis players and card players engaged members in a multitude of activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Day to financially support Breast Cancer research with very successful results. The novel Adam and Eve Club Championships for full Golf Members and for Limited Play members and the Aberdeen Cup and a Mixed Doubles for tennis members were planned. Family Bingo Night preceded by dinner was a success as always. Showtime with The Turnstiles was presented featuring the ultimate tribute to the exciting music of Billy Joel. In the latter part of the month, the Club held an Open House for all Club members to celebrate a recent important victory for the Club. Also in the latter part of February, another Children’s Holiday Activities Week was held with golf clinics, tennis clinics, game room games, movies and ping pong for resident and visiting young children.
Scheduled for March are the Annual Men’s Golf Member/Guest Tournament and the Ladies’ Member/Guest Golf Tournament well as the Adam & Eve Club Championship Finals. Tennis players will play in the St. Patrick’s Day Mixer Round Robin. A much-heralded event will be “Dancing with the Aberdeen Stars”, with club members being required to participate for months in professional dance training at a Boca dance studio with private dance lessons in preparation for the March event. Sounds interesting? The Table Games Fair has been rescheduled for early March for current card players or other to learn games for a fun day at the Club. A new Singles group has been formed at Aberdeen. Again we welcome the Lynn U. Conservatory of Music Concert with its talented musicians for a performance at the Club open to all Aberdeen residents and their guests. Rounding out the month’s activities will be the Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Dinner Extravaganza. And wait until you hear about April’s events in the next issue!
You can readily see why we are all so busy and happy here. For anyone who would like to join us, call and speak to our Director of Membership, Rose Cizner, at 738-4903, ext. 325 for further information.