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Message from the GM
By Ray Caraballo

As you will read elsewhere in this March Journal, we are packed with events:

The theme for this year’s Jamboree is “The JL Food and Wine Festival,” with seven distinct food stations and wine bars set up at The Landing for opening night. We expect 350 Members and guests. Chef Joseph will dazzle us once again with his culinary artistry.

As we prepare The Landing for the Jamboree Pairings Party on Wednesday, March 1st, we will offer you our well known JL Deli Buffet Lunch in the Nickaleer Lounge & Veranda.

I just heard a demo of A Night with Chris Pinnella, who, along with his band, is presenting what will sure to be a marvelous evening of music and entertainment on Saturday night, March 11th.  Set this one up as a “must attend.”  You will enjoy!

Putting on the Green for St. Patrick’s Day - two venues for you to select from:  our traditional Dinner Dance in the Dickinson Room, or a Corned Beef Special Dinner in The Landing.

Our hat is off to Stacey Stack for being our Member Celebrity Bingo Caller. Our next Dinner & Bingo will be held on Tuesday, March 21st. Chef Joseph promises you will enjoy all three courses!

We readily acknowledge that our Members love to bet - on practically anything - but never on Club property. Oh, no!!  Therefore, we should have a bus full of gamblers anonymous with fists of singles heading down to the track to place their bets on our Annual Gulfstream Outing, Wednesday, March 22nd.  

Dr. Lee Fox, our Club Medical Advisor, will continue our Speaker Series with a presentation of the latest developments in interventional radiology, and the latest therapies in cardiology and oncology.  I had the privilege of hearing and seeing one of Dr. Fox’s fascinating presentations here at JL several years ago, and came away very reassured that if I ever needed a medical consultant - the best one is right across the street at Jupiter Medical Center.

The Tennis program is going full tilt.  Makes you wonder what David and Matt are giving away!  Seems that this father-son combo is single handedly responsible for the resurgence in tennis interest nationwide.

Eva, one of our talented Fitness Trainer successfully taught “Kid Fit” during President’s Week. Trainer Kim will offer a special Therapeutic Yoga Class for Low Back and Hips. In this (I am assured) gentle, experiential workshop you will learn and practice core stabilization and stretch techniques to prevent and alleviate chronic back pain. Sounds like a winner.  This class will be held on Monday, March 13th at 4:00pm in the Group Exercise Room.

Behind the scenes we completed the Village Bridge recladding and strung new white 5” nautical rope on our wooden bridge. Shortly, we will be moving our JL Golf Club monument sign from right outside our Executive Office to the left side of the covered bridge as you approach the Club from Captain Kirle Drive.

I have confirmation from Dick Naumann, our new General Manager, that I will be passing the baton to him on March 28th.  I cannot tell you how much fun I have had visiting and reminiscing with so many of you over the past four months.  Well, it wasn’t all fun and games. Working with your fine volunteers on the Board, the members of our committees and our wonderful staff, together we accomplished quite a bit.

One of our Club consultants, Bill McMahon recently said, “Top clubs continually renew and invest in their buildings and grounds….”  So, please keep on upgrading our facilities (Old Trail is next). I’ll be back periodically to check on our progress.

All the very best,
Ray