You don’t realize how much you miss relationships that you have built over a long period until you go away and then come back-three years later. What a wonderful welcome back to the JL family! It’s been a pleasure to meet many new Members who have joined over the past three years. I appreciate your introducing yourselves.
Just amazed to see the transformation of the Club’s new Landing and lower level. From the grotto area with a waterfall and seating for 60 to a new beautiful resort complete with an indoor/outdoor dining area; tiki torches, a beautiful fire pit, lounge settings, activities room, trophy cases and a well-stocked and displayed Golf Shop. The pride in your Club is evident whenever you and I have a conversation. Congratulations to all of you who helped with this project over the years! You did a fantastic job.
Ok, enough sentimentality for one article. On to more interesting matters:
The front cover of this Journal says it all. When I was told that 560 Members and their guests were going to be seated entirely within the confines of the cart staging area for the Welcome Back Party, I was incredulous. The F&B crew proved me wrong. There was room to spare. Hope you didn’t miss the dessert station inside the Landing. Our pastry chef prepared more than 3,000 pieces for the occasion. Many positive comments about the eight food stations, the flow and the good music from you and your guests who joined us for the Piper Invitational. Have you noticed a definite improvement in staff friendliness and desire to serve? I surely have.
I have enjoyed working with Leslie Van Boven, Sharon Dunn, and Carolyn Thomas from the House Committee. Kudos to them and the entire Committee for the new look upstairs in the Village Clubhouse. Many great comments about the chandeliers, colors and art work! Even the Executive Offices are being refreshed. Look for more subtle improvements and changes to come. Many thanks.
Don’t forget that we have an excellent staff who do their very best to serve you well. Thank you for remembering them with your generous gift to their Employee Holiday Fund.
Happy Holidays and Safe Travels! We’ll see you soon on the Campus.