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Monday, December 9, 2013

January 18th 2014 Shaping Up for Another Entertaining Dinner/Show/Dance

Mark January 18, 2014 on your calendars. That is the date for the next Brockville Country Club Dinner/Show/Dance in BCC's main dining room. And it has the makings to be a great evening!
The served 3-course meal will be delicious, with a choice of the main course being: Glazed French Lamp Chop OR an Asparagus + Swiss Stuffed Chicken Breast. Hummm, good! The entertainment features Kingston's accomplished Michael Myers backed up by the renowned Tim Hallman. It is going to be a good one!
So book early! Don't be late. The News Years Gala has been sold our for weeks, and we also expect our January show to be well attended. Call Matt today (613 342-2468, Ext 4) and book your seat for some fine dining and entertainment.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

BCC Ladies Hold Their Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 saw some 42 ladies from the golf and curling sections of the Brockville Country Club hold their annual Christmas Dinner in BCC's main dining room. Chef Jason, Emily and staff presented a very tasty turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
In support of the needy, the ladies brought bags full of food products for donation to the Brockville Food Bank. As we were in the meeting room next door, we know the Ladies had a good time, given the sounds projecting from the dinning room area. Merry Christmas BCC Ladies and to all members of the BCC.

Leadership Seminar Held for BCC Management

A Brockville Country Club Leadership Seminar for BCC Management was held over two (2) full days in the BCC golf lounge November 28 & 29, 2013. The seminar was facilitated by Ray Bushfield  & Laidy Carrol of Laidy and Ray Consulting Inc. Ray is our BCC President and such seminars is his business. The BCC is very appreciative of Ray presenting his leadership seminar for our own BCC management staff. Entitled "Intrapreneurial Leadership", the program was broken down into 5 components: Business Analysis; Strategy Analysis; Culture Analysis; Team Analysis and Leadership Analysis.
They provided the definition of "Intrapreneurial" as "the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within an organization".
Also attending the seminar were guests from the Brockville YMCA, the Toronto YMCA and the Ottawa YMCA. In addition the President of Control System USA of Hartford Connecticut and his wife attended. These guests, travelling on their own time, were invaluable in providing real-life experiences. The BCC thanks each of them for participating and working with our BCC management.

Running from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day, little interludes were devised to keep everyone on their toes. One such interlude, facilitated by "Mike" from the Toronto YMCA, saw Ray and Rob compete in an egg contest which saw a bit of egg on each of their faces. Good sports guys!
It was a very good two day seminar and we are sure all BCC's staff attending leaned a great deal and will be able to apply many of the lessons in their own operations.
Thanks again to Laidy and Ray for facilitating such a worthwhile seminar for our BCC management staff.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Our BCC Members Ringing the Bells for 15+ Years

Brockville Country Club members have been performing as "Bellringers" for the Salvation Army Christmas-time Kettle Program for the last 15+ years. The location over these years for the BCC kettle has been the uptown LCBO. And when you consider that this one kettle "manned" by our BCC member-volunteers brings in over 25% of the total Christmas Kettle contributions; you can understand the good-cheer being brought by our members.
The BCC Bellringer program has been coordinated over the last many years by Ross Henniger, with help from John Thompson and Maureen Darby. Ross indicates the "long-timers" who got the BCC program started and spent many hours out in the winter weather (yup, they are now inside the foyer) are John Thompson, Jack Butt, Doug Peacock, Henry Horbay). Ross stated that the BCC LCBO kettle over the past 4 years has brought in $98,000.00.
BCC Bellringing members for the 2013 Christmas season are: Dixie & Annie; Bob Anderson; Pam A & Margaret; Jim Bamford; Mary B & Anne M; Tim Blake; D. Bryer; Maureen Bryer; C. Brady; J. Butt; B & L Campbell; B. Chick; Maureen D & Vivian W; Dave Dargie; R. Davison; Peter Dawson; John Fullarton; Mo Gariepy; C. Hansen; Ernie H & Tim B; R Henniger; Henry Horbay; Jack & Loreen Hughes; Dave Hurd; B&B Hurford; B & W Johnson; Fred Joyce; Bill Juhasz; Rita Kilpatrick; Yvonne Kyle; Bob Larocque; Bill Logan; D & J Lousley; B&P MacAdam; Stuart MacDonald; Anne MacMillan; J & Gay Mailloux; M & D Metcalfe; Pattie Mooibroek; Don Neilson; John Nightingale; J & D O'Reilly; D Peacock; D Presley; D Publow; John Quigley; R & S Rhodes; Stan Ritchie; K & J Robinson; Rick Sands; Marson Smith; Sandy Stewart; Nat Tennant; Gerri T & Nora W; J Thompson;Dave & Lorna Vanbridger; Nora White; Vivian Wright.
That is 74 Brockville Country Club members helping out from Nov 15th until Dec 24th to enable some Christmas Cheer to be brought to Brockville and area. CONGRATULATIONS Ross Henniger and team for your dedication to the Salvation Army's Kettle Program. And from all members of the BCC, a very Merry Christmas.