VALLEY VOICE MARCH 2019
GOLF & TENNIS
CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE
GOLF AND TENNIS SEASON AT VALLEY!
Complete your punch card and win prizes!
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 | 6:00 PM
Cash bar and complimentary appetizers
MEN’S & ADULT GROUNDS PICKLEBALL GUARDIANS
WOMEN’S SOCIAL SCHOOL
Register online or with the Club Receptionist for this exciting annual event.
STAY CONNECTED MEMBERSHIP TABLE OF CONTENTS
At Valley, we love treating Special Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
our Members. Whether it's A Valley Golf & Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
exceptional service, exciting Affair WGA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
events, or babysitting for Q&A | Art Swartwout . . . . . 10
Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . 12
the kids, we've got you In Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
covered. Check out how you
What makes an event successful? What makes it appealing? Interesting? ANNIVERSARIES
can stay informed about Something you just have to attend? The major holiday events we throw 30 Years
what's happening at Valley! require lots of planning, but they don’t require imagination. You know Bernie Siebert and Janie Leiser
what to expect when you come to the Memorial Day, 4th of July, or
ONLINE Labor Day pool parties. These events sell themselves – pool, family, 20 Years
valleycountryclub.org friends, food, drinks, games, and fun equals success! Mother’s Day, David and Kate Becker
Father-Daughter Dance, and Breakfast with Santa are events that are Timothy and Jeanie Padilla
EMAIL also consistently popular because they are wonderful ways to celebrate Rob and Cindy Bulthaup
Be sure to check your email someone special in our family. Pumpkin Carving, Gingerbread House,
and Craft Nights are all popular because they’re, well, messy! 1 Year
for our weekly eblast. It's Rickey and Angie Coleman
loaded with upcoming But what makes other events stand out as ones you might not attend? Is Brent and Emily Gehrmann
events happening at Valley. it the cost relative to what you receive? Is it the theme? Is it the idea of it Kirk and Tricia Reid
being something new and different? Or is it just a timing thing? Drew and Kimie Utsler
Text VCC to 71441 to receive It’s so hard to know what will be a success with our entire Membership. ON THE COVER
important Club information Of course, we can’t please everyone with one event, but what if we could? (Left to right) Tucker Belair,
What would it look like? What would that party, book club, game night, Hailey Mankamyer, Leyton
directly on your phone. dance-a-thon, trivia night, live music, sports-themed, hobby-oriented, Lehner, and Brenna Brubaker
or date night look like? at the 2018 Nature's
SOCIAL MEDIA Educators Show
As mentioned in previous issues of the Voice, I’ve talked about how our
ValleyCCColorado team spends a good portion of the off-season planning and scheduling FITNESS CENTER
events for the Membership. We work off of previous years’ calendars and Complimentary Classes
valleycc1956 begin filling the new calendar with events we think will bring interest, Monday
joy, entertainment, and fun to our Membership. It’s a gamble, really. Pilates at 6:00 a.m.
valleycc1956 There’s more than 1,700 schedules we have to work around with school, Yoga at 9:00 a.m.
work, and charity events. Weekends mean ski lessons, sports, time with
EVENT WALLS family, and time with friends. Sometimes you’re just so tired from your Tuesday
Check out upcoming events busy schedules that one more thing to do is just too much! Fitness Camp at 6:00 a.m.
on our event walls located
upstairs between reception We work hard to plan around this anyway. Our goal at Valley is to make Wednesday
the Club your home away from home, your community of friends and Pilates at 6:00 a.m.
and Greenside and at the family, your respite from the rigors of work, and your place to unwind. Yoga at 9:00 a.m.
Golf Shop indoor entrance. To help us help you enjoy your time at the Club, we want to hear from
you about the events we produce and how we can make them fun, Thursday
PHONE meaningful, and a good value. Please send your comments or suggestions Fitness Camp at 6:00 a.m.
If you have questions about to me anytime, and when you can’t make an event because of something Pilates at 9:00 a.m.
more than a scheduling conflict, please tell us … we want to know!
the Club, please call us Fitness Center Hours
at 303-690-6373 during Thank you, Monday - Tuesday
regular business hours and 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
our friendly staff will be Lisa Schmid
Director of Marketing & Membership Wednesday - Sunday
happy to help! 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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A Wining Road
FOUR WINERIES WILL TRAVEL FROM NAPA VALLEY TO PRESENT THEIR WINES
FOR PAIRING AT THE EXQUISITE WINE DINNER MARCH 7
Arietta Gemstone St. Helena Vineyard Seven
The Winemaker The Winemaker The Winemaker & Eight
Thomas Rivers Brown. He is Aaron Pott. He is the first
Andy Erikson. His winemaking one of Napa’s most sought-after American to be hired as head The Winemaker
winemakers. His winemaking and winemaker at a Bordeaux Martha McClellan. Her
and viticulture experience viticulture experience includes Grand Cru Classe house. His winemaking and viticulture
Schrader and Harris Estate. winemaking and viticulture experience includes Harlan
includes Screaming Eagle. experience includes Quintessa. and Checkerboard.
The Vineyard “Like a precious stone, every wine The Vineyard
is unique.” Meticulous farming, The nearly 24-acre estate contains
Arietta, an ultra-premium Napa winemaking talent, passion, and 13.5 acres of vines. The diverse
terroir converge in the creation of terrain enables St. Helena Winery
winery specializing in limited Gemstone’s wines. Their natural to create two distinctly different
approach cultivates the truest Cabernets. They also create
production Bordeaux-style expression of their vineyards, a Chardonnay from Sonoma The Vineyard
validating the thought that great Mountain, farmed by the highly As stewards of the land, Vineyard
blends, is owned by wine specialist wines are created in the vineyard. respected viticulturist, Ulises Seven & Eight believes in the
Valdez. The vineyards are hand- practice of sustainable viticulture,
and auctioneer, Fritz Hatton, and The Wines tended throughout the year – truly allowing the vineyards to tell their
Gemstone Heritage Selection farmed one vine at a time. story each and every vintage. As a
his wife, Caren. One of America’s Cabernet Sauvignon (2015), result, the wines echo a sense of
Gemstone Alluvial Selection The Wines the estate nestled 2,020 feet above
most celebrated winemakers, Cabernet Sauvignon (2015), Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, the Napa Valley floor within the
Gemstone Ruby Barrel Selection Sympa Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District.
Andy Erickson, crafts the Arietta Cabernet Sauvignon (2015), Grand Reserve Cabernet
Gemstone Estate Red Wine Sauvignon (2014), Sonoma
wines from carefully chosen (2014), Gemstone Estate Cabernet Mountain Chardonnay
blocks in the cooler climates of
Napa Valley. Their unique barrel
fermentation process produces
white wines with a distinctive
combination of vibrant flavors The Wines
and a grand finish. Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Arietta on the White Keys (2016),
Arietta Quartet (2015), Arietta
Merlot (Hudson Vineyards, 2015),
Arietta Cabernet Sauvignon
(2015), Arietta Red Wine H
Block (Hudson Vineyards, 2015),
Arietta Red Wine Variation One
(Hudson Vineyard, 2014)
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SPRING BREAK AT CAMP VOYAGER
march 18-22 | 8am - 4pm
pota o $4$07/$5a1/$6df30di2r/Dt5asA’l/tdIfWLdcicYrthEh’isElilKltddcLcYhhilildd
diet soda & mentosbatter y
Come to the Science Lab (YAC) and create electrifying crafts, play
out-of-this-world games, and engage in mind-bending experiments.
(The kids will have so much fun they won't even realize they're learning!)
Sign the kids up for select days or for the whole week, but make sure they're here for the oopy, goopy fun!
please register online or with the club receptionist.
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Golf & GOLF & TENNIS
Kickoff! are thrilled to show our Members what we have
in store for the 2019 golf season!
Spring is coming, and for Valley Members that
means the golf and tennis seasons are around the TENNIS
corner. Valley's annual kickoff event is happening Rules and Policies. As with golf, we want
this month, and it's going to be a blast! to make sure our Members are familiar
with the rules and policies of Valley tennis.
The days are warmer, flowers are blooming, GOLF From dress code to conduct on the court,
and days are longer. For some, that means Rules and Policies. We want to ensure that our Tennis Professionals will be happy to
spring is in the air. For Valley, that means the our Members are in the know when it comes provide information and answer any questions
golf and tennis seasons are about to start! To to golf course and Clubhouse requirements. Members may have.
celebrate the occasion, Valley will be holding From booking tee times to abiding by the
its annual Golf and Tennis Extravaganza dress code, participants will learn what is Benefit of Lessons. Tennis lessons can be the
Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. This is a required to comply with Valley’s policies. difference between a fun or not-so-fun game
wonderful opportunity for Members, new and of tennis! Whether Members are interested in
seasoned, to learn more about what Valley has Etiquette. What is the pace of play? How improving their game or picking up a tennis
to offer and sign up for exciting tournaments should ball marks and divots be handled? racquet for the first time, there is a variety
and events. What is the expectation with bunkers? Our of lessons available. Our new Head Tennis
Golf Professionals will walk participants Professional, Mike Humphrey, will be there as
HOW IT WORKS through the six pillars of proper golf etiquette. well, so stop by to meet him!
Participants will be given scorecards that offer
the chance to win fantastic prizes. There’s only Women’s Golf. The WGA program at Tennis Programs. From casual play to
one catch: these scorecards must be completed Valley has something for all ladies. Whether tournaments and championships, Valley has a
to take advantage of the offer. Think Bingo Members are looking for a leisurely game tennis program for all skill levels. There will be
on steroids. of golf with friends or the opportunity to helpful information and schedules available for
compete on an advanced level, the WGA Members to choose from.
There will be stations set up throughout has plenty to offer. WGA Chairman,
Creekside and the Ballroom, and when Carol Kishiyama, will be available to Pickleball. Pickleball is a combination of
Members visit them, the corresponding section provide information and answer questions badminton, tennis and table tennis and it’s
of their scorecard will be marked. Once all about Valley’s comprehensive WGA becoming more and more popular across the
sections on the scorecard are checked off, program that accommodates all skill and country. There will be an indoor pickleball
Members will be entered into two drawings competition levels. match so Members can actually participate in
that evening to win lessons, discounts, this fun and emerging sport.
merchandise, and more. You must be present Course Upgrades. There are exciting
to win. updates to the course that we are excited THE GUARDIANS
to share! We are always looking for ways to There is a special group of Members whose
What follows is a basic overview of what our maintain Valley’s history while providing mission is to preserve Valley Country Club.
Members can expect to see. cutting-edge facilities and services, and we The Guardians value Valley as their home
and proudly serve as stewards of the Club and
ambassadors to the community. Guardians
will be available to provide more information
about how they contribute to the growth and
longevity of Valley, welcoming new Members,
and providing a sign-up opportunity for their
The guides for the 2019 golf and tennis seasons
will be available at this event. Members will
be encouraged to pick up their copies for
updated information, programs, tournaments,
championships and more!
This is a fantastic extravaganza Members will
not want to miss!
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JOIN THE WGA COMMUNITY Birdie
The 2019 WGA season is right around the corner, and the WGA would like to invite you
to join the fun! Whether you're new to golf or have been golfing all your life, you will fit VALLEY’S WGA CREW
right in as the WGA offers golf for all skill and competition levels. HAS A FANTASTIC
To join the WGA, simply fill out the form below and give it to the Club Receptionist, or IN STORE TO LAUNCH
call 303-690-6373. Dues will be charged to your Member account. THE 2019 GOLF SEASON
Valley Country Club Women's Golf Association Every year, anticipation builds as the chill of
winter gives way to spring’s warmer days. For
YES! I would like to participate in the 2019 WGA Season! many ladies at Valley, the Sunrise Tournament
signifies the dawn of a new golf season.
For some, the excitement stems from being
Name Member No. outdoors on a beautiful course, improving
their game. For others, the season represents
fun tournament themes that accommodate
Primary Phone Birthday (mm/dd) creative attire and plenty of fun. For everyone,
the season embodies friendships, both new
and old, that make even a bad day of golf one
Email of the best days of the year.
Membership Type: The WGA Sunrise is no exception! This year’s
theme is Birdie Derby, complete with big,
PRIMARY MEMBER CASUAL MEMBER beautiful hats and elegant attire. The 9-hole
Wednesday Play Only scramble will be held Tuesday, April 30. The
18-Hole New Member morning will begin with an 8:00 a.m. check-in
9-Hole Renewing Member Upgrade to Regular Membership at any where a light breakfast will be available, and
time during the season. the tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. After
Golfing with Casual Members golf, there will be a luncheon where ladies are
is permitted. encouraged to dress in their derby best! The
cost for the event is $47 per player and includes
$85 $40 a light breakfast, lunch, carts, golf, and prizes.
So come on out and be a part of the enjoyment
Be sure to register by March 15, 2019 to avoid a $10 late fee. and camaraderie that the WGA offers!
WGA Casual Membership provides a non-competitive atmosphere for ladies who are For more information about this event, please
new to golf or prefer to play socially. There are no scores and there's no pressure to reach out to Committee Chair, Becky Lenhart,
perform on a professional level. Play days are reserved for Wednesday evenings. Co-Chair, Angie Coleman, or Members, Robin
Dobbs, Robin Lucas, or Betsy Mathies.
WGA Primary Membership provides a more competitive platform that allows ladies
to participate in all 9- and 18-hole WGA events and tournaments. There are minimum
Donate to the Employee Education Fund
I would like to make a donation to the Employee Education Fund.
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• SAVE THE DATE •
July 9-10 8:30 am
TUE AND WED
INAUGURAL WGA INVITATIONAL
$450 TUE | 07.09 WED | 07.10 Prizes will be
per team* Breakfast Breakfast awarded to
Two 9-Hole One 9-Hole
Registration begins Flighted Matches Flighted Match ight winners,
March 1, 2019 Lunch Horserace horserace
Putting Contest Luncheon winners, and
Cocktail Party Awards putting contest
The WGA Invitational is limited to 36 teams. Open to all WGA Members and their guests who have an established
handicap. Please make reservations on ForeTees. *Cost will be billed in three installments (May, June, and July).
Q&A | ART SWARTWOUT Who did you travel to Ireland with?
Geoff and Carol Race, Tom and Julie Dick,
An Irish and Ted and Lynne Batchelder made the trip
Experience with us.
FOUR VALLEY COUPLES TRAVELED TO IRELAND Why did you decide to travel to Ireland?
FOR GOLF. WHAT THEY CAME AWAY WITH WAS AN Mary and I had been to Northern Ireland once
UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. before in 1998, a few weeks after tourism was
allowed following the “troubles” that had lasted
since 1968. On that visit things were still very
dicey, and we wanted to see how things had
progressed. We also wanted to play the great
courses of that country, having played many in
the Republic of Ireland on other visits.
When did you go? How long was your stay?
We went Labor Day weekend and stayed there
What golf courses did you visit?
We played Royal County Down, Royal
Portrush (Dunluce Course), Port Stewart,
Castlerock, and Ardglass, each of them being
unique and challenging.
"In the pub one night,
a group of older
musicians were joined
by some young lads
that turned a great
evening into an
experience we will
The view from Royal County Down Golf Club's beautiful (and challenging) golf course. What surprised you most about your trip?
We were all surprised to find that the tension
While March features several holidays, the Valley Members, Art Swartwout, along with his between the Protestants and Catholics in
one that seems to rise to the top of the list is wife, Mary, and three other Valley couples, took Belfast still exists. Each night, the road that
St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it’s because many Irish appreciation a little further than some. allows people to go back and forth between the
people have Irish roots somewhere along their They made a trek to the Emerald Isle in 2016 Protestant (Shankhill) area and the Catholic
ancestral path. Maybe the history and charm for an unforgettable trip. They went for golf, but neighborhood was closed. If anyone was
the country symbolizes is tantalizing. Or maybe they walked away with a deeper appreciation caught on the wrong side, they'd have to drive
people simply like to drink green beer. No for the country's beautiful golf courses, a greater back to the downtown area and loop back to
matter the reason, the Irish holiday is enjoyed understanding of its contentious history, and our side. Very few people of either faith lives
and celebrated by many here in America. priceless memories that will last a lifetime. in the other’s ‘hood! The tension is palpable,
especially when observing the Belfast police
patrols leaving their stations in vehicles that
are usually seen in war-zone footage. For the
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most part, the rest of the country is without MARCH 20 - 24
this stress. Once unheard of, Catholic and
Protestants now marry and live in peace. Experience Valley’s
What was the golf climate like there compared and began to play and sing. On every trip we
to that of the U.S.? have made to Ireland, at least one night had Four-Course Meal for Two
If you go in September, like we did, you need been truly incredible. On this trip, we stayed Bottle of House Wine
to be prepared for cool, windy, and rainy for several days at the Bushmill’s Inn, west of
weather. We played in slacks, long sleeve shirts Belfast. In the pub one night, a group of older $52.80
with vests, or sweaters most of the time. We musicians were joined by some young lads that
missed the Colorado sun for sure! Without our turned a great evening into an experience we Please make your reservations
caddies, most of whom were members of the will never forget! with the Club Receptionist
club where we were playing, we would have
lost a lot of balls and three- and four-putted
Ireland has a long-standing connection with In your opinion, what is a must-visit restaurant w k
golf, and it is one of the few countries with the destination for anyone visiting Ireland?
most golf courses per capita. With this being For anyone visiting Belfast you must take a
the case, did you sense a greater emphasis on “black-taxi” tour of the old sectarian quarters
the sport of golf in Ireland than in the States? to truly understand the history of the “troubles”
You got the sense that golf is played by most and how they impact the people today. For
people, but everyone goes to the pubs! many, it's not over. Whether it’s the North or
the Republic, the food is simply great. The
color green is redefined, the narrow back roads
will test your driving ability and courage (it’s
kind of fun having your wife scream, “You're
on the wrong side of the road!"), and the people
are simply the best I’ve ever met. In that sense
Ireland reminds me of Valley … it’s the people
that make each place great!
What’s the fondest memory of your trip
There was nothing that compared to evenings
in an Irish pub. It was so easy to strike up a
conversation with locals, which always led
to laughter. But the real magic happened
on nights when the local musicians came in
What advice do you have for anyone
considering a visit to Ireland, for golf
If your trip to Ireland is mainly for golf, hire
a coach and driver. You will learn a lot and
arrive at your course or hotel stress-free! The
best advice about traveling to Ireland is simple.
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CALENDAR of EVENTS
March and connoisseurs alike 15 won't even realize they're Don't miss out on this fun
1 will love. Four different learning science. Sign the and highly anticipated
wine makers from across TRIVIA NIGHT kids up for select days or springtime event!
PRIME RIB NIGHT Napa Valley will present FRIDAY for the entire week. Either
FRIDAY their premium wines to be 6:00 p.m. way, make sure they're here PAJAMAS & A MOVIE
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. paired with an exquisite Join us in Creekside for the oopy, goopy fun! FRIDAY
$25.95 (12 oz) four-course meal in the Dining Room and put your * Cost includes two snacks 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Meet up with your fellow Creekside Dining Room. knowledge to the test and lunch. $20 per child*
Members at the Club and This event will fill up fast, against other Members. Hey, kids! Come to the
enjoy a prime rib feature so be sure to make your A Member-charge bar 20-24 YAC in your pajamas for
with chef's choice of starch reservations right away! and featured half-priced another movie night! The
and vegetables. appetizer menu will RESTAURANT WEEK featured film for this event
8 be available. WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY will be Disney's Wreck It
6 5:00 p.m. Ralph. Dinner is included.
NATURE'S 16-17 Experience exceptional Parents, please make your
VALLEY LOTTO cuisine for an amazing price child's dinner selection
WEDNESDAY EDUCATORS SHOW ST. PATRICK'S DAY during Restaurant Week at from the kids' menu
6:00 p.m. MENU Valley! The exclusive menu upon reservation.
Test your luck at this FRIDAY SATURDAY-SUNDAY will feature a four-course * Register by March 22 and
month's Valley Lotto! The 5:00 p.m. meal for two, complete save $5!
jackpot is $700. Door 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Gather your friends (Irish with a bottle of house wine,
prize drawings begin or not) and don your green for only $52.80. Make your 30
at 6:30 p.m., and the $25 per person* attire because we've got a reservations today!
grand prize drawing is at magical dining experience TEEN SERVICE EVENT
7:00 p.m. Remember, you We all know the dinosaurs in store for St. Patty's Day! 29 SATURDAY
must be present to win. The full menu can be 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
went extinct, but did you viewed online. Be sure to GOLF & TENNIS Complimentary event
7 make your reservations for EXTRAVAGANZA Serve your community
know that some survived this festive evening. FRIDAY and help those in need.
WINE DINNER 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Meet us at the Hope Starts
THURSDAY the extinction and evolved 18-22 Complimentary event Here Food Bank to assist
6:30 p.m. Valley will be booming with with food distribution,
$125 per person into modern birds? Learn CAMP VOYAGER excitement as we celebrate stocking supplies, helping
Join us for an elegant SPRING BREAK the opening of the golf and participants, and more!
and unprecedented wine about some fascinating MONDAY-FRIDAY tennis seasons! Stations will Please dress appropriately
dinner event! Shelby will 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. be set up in Creekside and for the weather as some
be hosting an evening prehistoric creatures WEEKLY* the Ballroom with valuable stations are located
that both wine novices $325 for the first child information about Valley outdoors. The address
and their modern $160 per additional child programs and events, is 20050 East Smoky
DAILY* sign-up opportunities, and Hill Road in Centennial.
counterparts! You’ll have $75 for the first child more. Punch cards will also Letters verifying hours of
$40 per additional child be provided which will service will be provided
the chance to meet five Spring break at Valley is enter you into a drawing upon request.
going to be loaded with for great prizes from
ambassadors and discover oopy, goopy science fun! Valley! Complimentary
We're transforming the YAC appetizers and a Member-
their personal stories, into a science lab for the charge bar will be offered.
kids. There will be amazing
natural history, and what games, electrifying crafts
and totally mind-bending
makes them similar to experiments. The kids will
have so much fun they
some ancient animals.
This event is ideal for the
*Register by March 1 and
12 VALLEY VOICE MARCH 2019 Paired with a youth event.
April 5 very special appearance by children can also meet with human scavenger hunt
the Easter bunny himself! our Junior Programming that will give participants
3 PRIME RIB NIGHT This fun, annual event is the team to learn about all of the chance to meet other
FRIDAY perfect way to get the family the activities we have in Members and receive a
VALLEY LOTTO 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. together and celebrate the store for our little Members discount coupon when
WEDNESDAY $25.95 (12 oz) Easter holiday! at Valley. With limited completed. Reservations
6:00 p.m. Meet up with your fellow full-golf Memberships are required for this event.
Join us for this month's Members at the Club and 21 available at promotional
Valley Lotto! The door prize enjoy a prime rib feature pricing, this is the perfect 30
drawing is at 6:30 p.m., and with chef's choice of starch EASTER BRUNCH opportunity to witness the
the grand prize drawing and vegetables. SUNDAY Club in full swing. Please LADIES' SUNRISE
is at 7:00 p.m. Remember, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. contact Lisa Schmid at TUESDAY
you must be present 6 Easter is a holiday full of [email protected] 8:00 a.m. registration
to win. traditions and celebrations with any referrals. 9:00 a.m. shotgun
RIEDEL WINE DINNER that mark the advent of $47 per player
KIDS' CRAFT NIGHT SATURDAY springtime! Valley will be JUNIOR DAY The WGA will be holding
WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. blossoming with a festive Birdie Derby, the annual
5:00-8:00 p.m. Shelby will host an elegant atmosphere and delicious SUNDAY Sunrise golf event.
$20 per child wine dinner for Valley brunch for you to enjoy. Centered around a
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Members. Dinner courses Chef Ryan will create a 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kentucky Derby theme,
a... hot air balloon? That’s will be perfectly paired mouthwatering variety this exciting 9-hole
right! Bring the kids to the with delectable wines. of savory Easter favorites Complimentary event tournament will follow
YAC for a fun and creative Price includes Riedel you’re sure to love, and a scramble format, and
hot air balloon craft that wine glasses. Please make there will be a special visit Junior Day is back and the cost includes a light
they will love. Enjoy a night reservations with the from the Easter Bunny! breakfast, lunch, a cart,
out and we’ll take care of Club Receptionist. Please note that the better than ever! This and prizes. Don your
the rest! Parents, please Clubhouse will close at extravagant hats and
select a meal for your child BABYSITTING 2:00 p.m. complimentary event fancy derby attire during
from the kids’ menu upon SATURDAY the luncheon with your
reservation. 6:00 p.m. 28 for Juniors is the perfect fellow golfers. During the
*Sign up by March 27 and One child: $5/hr tournament, however, we
save $5! Two children: $10/hr opportunity for them kindly ask that participants
Three+ children: $15/hr refrain from wearing their
We take the hassle out to test out gear and costumes. Please register
of babysitting! Come to on ForeTees for this event.
Valley for an elegant wine equipment and register
dinner while our qualified G
babysitters take care of for summer programming.
your children in the YAC. Wa
VCC OPEN HOUSE Make sure they’re ready
20 birdie derby
SUNDAY for the golf, tennis, swim,
KIDS' EASTER PARTY Unless otherwise
SATURDAY 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Camp Voyager events noted, reservations
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. may be made either
Kids, grab your Easter Complimentary event that are right around the online or with the
basket and come to Valley Club Receptionist.
for a fun-filled morning Recognized as Denver’s corner. There will also be
of Easter fun! There will Dates and times
be a magician, Easter egg most “family-friendly” a face painter, balloons, subject to change.
hunt on the Valley lawn,
a delicious brunch, and a private country club, Valley and so much more! Bring *Children ages 4-10 are
eligible for the child rate.
is a wonderful community the whole family for a fun There is no cost for children
that thrives on connection afternoon at Valley. 3 and younger.
through activities. There’s
no better way to show off NEW MEMBER
MIX & MINGLE
your Club to friends and SUNDAY
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
neighbors than at our Complimentary event
annual Valley Open House! the Open House, all new
Members from 2018 are
Complimentary appetizers welcome to join Lisa Schmid
for a complimentary
and sparkling wine as cocktail reception. This fun
event will include a fun
well as a Member-charge
bar will accompany our
bustling Clubhouse filled
with new and prospective
Members and Ambassadors
alike! Families with young
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Kids in the
Valley’s kids headed to
the kitchen for the first
Cooking with Chef event
of 2019. After creating
eggrolls and fried rice,
Chef Ryan Somodji
taught the class how
to prepare delicious
chocolate chip cookies.
Flour dusted the faces
of some and hands got
messy, but the kids had
a blast making a yummy
meal from start to finish.
Cards for the
It was heartwarming to
see our teenagers come
together for the fourth
annual Valentine’s Day
Chris Huston led the
event in the YAC and
helped volunteers create
cards for the residents
of Morningstar Senior
There’s no such
thing as a small act
of kindness. Every
act creates a ripple
with no logical end.”
14 VALLEY VOICE MARCH 2019
Taking It Back
Valley's Welcome Back
to Valley High party was
a hit! Jell-O shots, beer
pong, dancing, and a
photo booth complete
with props were just the
beginning. But don't
just take our word for it.
See what the attending
Members had to say:
"Craig and I enjoyed the
Valley High Party! All the
extras that you planned,
including the name tags,
8x10 pictures with 'most
likely to,' [the] DJ, picture
booth, trivia, century
Mad Lib, icebreakers, and
food were all fabulous! ...
Such a great way to meet
and get to know other
Valley Members! Thanks
for all your work on
"Great job on the food.
It was nice that it wasn't
all fried or pastries,
and even better that
everything was well-
seasoned and super
tasty. The party planning
and decorations were
also fantastic. This was a
really great event."
Steve and Kym Biagiotti
"[We] had so much fun
at the Valley High party.
[The] games were fun,
especially the human
scavenger hunt which
allowed us to meet
other people. The food
was delicious, and
the decorations were
awesome! Great party!"
Drew and Kim Utsler
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painting, EVENT for the
magician, whole family
more! your club to
about what valley
has to offer for the
this day only