Late Summer Newsletter 2012
We did experience one wild and wooly day of rain in early September. Other than that, we continue to enjoy the finest summer most of us can remember: days at the beach, cold beverages on the deck, fine tennis weather. Not much room for complaint, weather-wise.
See You in September!
We are all lined up for the first lunch of the season on Friday, September 14th. Jean Marc from L’Auberge de France is preparing the victuals for us. We have decided to try an “a la carte” menu, as opposed to the buffet. More details to follow. Make a point to meet your friends at the Club for a fine Friday afternoon.
Art Walk-Friday, September 28th
You will be able to enjoy the art work of Laurie Near while you lunch at the Club. We have joined other facilities in the Downtown core to participate in the program.
Brad Richardson and Lord Stanley
One of the worst kept secrets in town was that the Stanley Cup might make a surprise visit to the Club. Brad toured the city with the mug, then paid us a visit later in the evening. It was a great time for all concerned.
Fall Stag---Thursday, October 11th
Always a great event! Tickets will become available in early September. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so that we can give accurate numbers to Johnny at Earl and Angelos. The world’s greatest stag ticket salesman, Al “Buckwheat” White, is no longer with us. It is up to the rest of you to make sure that you have your seats booked.
Club member Rob Morrow has agreed to continue the search for other private clubs who would be willing to enter reciprocal arrangements with us. We have several Clubs now in that position, with many more in the wings. Once he has completed further investigation, we will print the list of Clubs you might visit when you are out of town.
Approaching the Centennial
The founding date of the Belleville Club was in April, 1914. We have established a centennial committee to propose and arrange a variety of activities for this festive occasion. Suggestions always welcome.
It’s YOUR Club!
Entertain your friends after a show, or an event! Keep your key and your fob handy for your own private parties. And, incidentally, now would be a good time to book your Christmas party! We have already booked half a dozen weddings for next summer. As bizarre as this may sound, most of the population of the city does not even know the Club exists! (Maybe that’s not a bad thing!)
Christmas Day is Tuesday this year. I have booked Saturday, December 22nd, and all of the Saturdays back to November 10th. There are a few excellent Friday dates open, as well as several mid-week dates. We hosted thirty holiday parties last year, and I expect the same this year. Please call soon!
At Your Service!
For many years, the Club has hosted the monthly meetings of the Quinte District Veterinarians Association. We also host the Belleville Men’s Sales and Ad Club meetings. Our rates are competitive. We do have the finest facility. If you have a need for a booking, do not hesitate to call.
The Chair Lift
It appears that our lift has given up the ghost. The Federal Government has a new program in place to assist corporations such as ours to install new lifts. If all goes well, we should have a new lift installed in October.
Amber now holds the key. Actually, she holds the files. If you have any questions about your account, give her a call. She has all the current data at her fingertips. They are located at 17 St. Paul Street. The phone number is: 613-962-5450. We are struggling to implement a system using credit cards. I assure you, it is not easy. I punch in the amount you owe, punch in your credit card number, and discover that it has changed, or is expired, or just doesn’t work. We will come to grips with that business some day!