HOURS Brunch Menu Dinner Fitness Center Tuesday - Saturday
Saturday-Sunday Wednesday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Dining Room 10:30 AM-2:30 PM 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sunday - Monday
Lunch 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday
Wednesday -Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Spa/Locker Rooms
11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Sunday Monday Tuesday - Saturday
Saturday Sunday 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Happy Hour: 4:00PM-7:00PM Pool
Snack Bar Saturday Sunday Daily
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dawn to Dusk
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Little Skippers Childcare
Happy Hour Wednesday - Thursday Friday - Saturday
Wednesday - Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Terry Paterson Ed McCabe Jeremy Martens Gina Miller
Owner/Interim General Manager Executive Chef Fitness & Youth Director Director of Special Events
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Ext. 217 Ext. 227 Ext. 212 / 954-802-1099 Ext. 214
Jessica Easterling Damian Burke Jhonson Garcia Vita Thompson
Owner/Community Outreach Director Food & Beverage Director Director of Tennis Banquet Manager
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Ext. 217 Ext. 232 Ext. 222 Ext. 218
Tammy Shoffstall, MSM Sari Keiser JP Ghazal Jason Zapotocki
Director of Finance & Clubhouse Manager Maintenance Manager Bar Manager
Human Resources [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
[email protected] Ext. 218 Ext. 226 Ext. 219
Roni Bertucci Zack Rice Gary Stallone
Kimberly McMahon Bookeeper Marina & Facilities Director Assistant Dockmaster
Membership & Communications [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Director Ext. 213 954-942-6688 / 561-843-5330 Ext. 226
Ext. 231 Kaylee Paterson
2 RESERVATIONS | 954-942-7244 • [email protected]
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Every month I remind our Directors to write articles in The Point with Please all support your fellow members by attending as many
substance. No fluff. Write something that will benefit the members and events as you can. Show your support for the efforts they all put in
not leave you all feeling like “that was a waste of a read”. They all do for YOU.
put effort into these articles, so please read them to be fully aware of
everything YOUR club has to offer and does for you. I am proud of the We have some updates to the Committees and Board. More
Directors’ efforts to keep everybody engaged, and I am very proud of members have stepped up to take on these challenging yet
the hard work that Kim, our Membership and Communications rewarding roles.
Director, puts into this publication every month. It’s a big job getting all
the content, articles edited, photo selection, calendar updates, event LHPYC Official Board and Committee Chairs:
marketing, charity info, members classifieds and comments, and so
much more. The amount of effort that goes into every page, starting Commodore: Peter Hanssen May 2019 to May 2021
with what’s on the front cover, is staggering. Thank you Kim, thank you
Directors, and thank you members, for all of your participation in Vice Commodore: Troy Ganter
producing this top class publication.
Governors: Matt Donoghue, Victor Bruzzone, and Kristen Kiss
As usual, Thanksgiving was very busy in the dining room. Chef Ed and
the staff knocked it out of the park! We have been riddled with emails, Committee Chairs:
letters and calls from members complimenting the food lately. We are
aware that there is always room to improve and we make our fair share 1. Cruising: Plans and coordinates boat trips and yachting
of mistakes. However, our restaurant has definitely returned to a education. Assists in Director hiring decisions.
standard that you can all be proud of and bring your family and guests
to experience. Chef Ed has a new menu out this month, so please come - Chair: Commodore Peter Hanssen
try his new food. Also, Jason and Cindy produced our new Bar Cocktail
Menu, and it is awesome. I know, because I have personally tried every 2. Tennis: Plans large and small tennis events. Assists in
cocktail, multiple times when necessary (and even when not necessary), Director hiring decisions.
to get them right. These past 2 months I’ve had to carefully balance my
food intake vs my (many) cocktail intake to stay in shape. It’s tough - Chair: Kelly Donoghue
what I must do for the members, but somebody has to do it.
3. Swimming: Plans large and small swimming events. Assists
Please remember that we have live music most nights at the club. We in Coach hiring decisions.
always try to mix it up, so if you’re ever out and about and happen to
see any singers and/or bands that you would like us to try at the club, - Chair: Jill Selbach
please get their details and share it with Damian, who is responsible for
booking our entertainment. As with everything now, we want member 4. Entertainment: Plans adult-only functions and entertainment.
involvement in these kinds of decisions. So, the more you share with us,
the more we can better your club experience. - Chair: Sharon (and Paul) Alfieri
Our fitness programs are getting huge attention. So much so that we 5. Social: Plans family orientated functions and entertainment.
have been asked to start a new class on Mondays and Wednesdays from
5:30am to 6:30am called “Sunrise Sessions” with Glenna Weber. See - Chair: Cassie Gantor
Jeremy’s “Teacher Spotlight” on page 22 of this issue of The Point to be
introduced to her and these classes. He will be spotlighting each of our 7 6. Youth: Plans kids events and suggests ongoing kid
awesome instructors every month so stay tuned. We are very proud of entertainment.
the quality of instructors at LHPYC. Contact Jeremy for a Class Pass and
for more information on our exercise classes. Also check the calendar on - Chair: Jen Midgett
page 7 for class days and times.
7. New Membership: Introduces new members to the various
December is jam packed with so many parties that we have chosen to committees and other members. Plans New Member Mixers.
have a light month with our Committee Meetings. There are still many
meetings going on and each Committee is handling their own schedule. - Chair: Diane Elliot
If you would like to join any Committees, please feel free to let myself or
Kim know, and we will let the Committee Chairs know. Being on a 8. Yacht Shop Committee: Buys and sells LHPYC merchandise
Committee gets your voice heard and wishes implemented, which to produce a profit to be used to subsidize Committee
translates to more “Fun At The Club”. That slogan is what our flag call sponsored events.
signs stand for (on the flagpole upfront) and also happens to be the
member WiFi password. The Committees and Board are taking that - Chair: Miriam Maguire
slogan to a whole other level. Thank you all for your efforts.
We have now formed a Yacht Shop Committee to help Miriam
We had our first Committee Chair and Board Meeting on November Maguire, who has been mostly running it alone for years. Our
6th. What an amazing group of LHPYC dedicated people! With this Commodore, Peter Hanssen, has been helping Miriam this past
group leading us in our “Fun At The Club” theme, we are in for an year, but he has had to shift his focus to the Committees as well as
amazing upcoming season. Please remember that most of the events the “Clean Bahamas Beaches” initiative (more to follow on this over
you see us advertising are events brought to life by our Committees. the next few months). We now have a team of members who
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represent almost every “group” of the club from Boating, Tennis, Fitness, not looking. From the dock hands who run pumps out, fuel and keep
and various age groups, including kids, to help select, buy, market and the docks in ship shape to the many other staff members that you
sell LHPYC merchandise. We are only missing “fishing” representation may never get to see, but they are integral to the smooth operation of
for now. The goal of the Yacht Shop Committee is to raise funds to be your Club. They really do care about our members and I hope that
used to subsidize Committee sponsored events. Each month before the shows. Please show them your appreciation.
Board/Committee Chair meeting, the Committee Chairs will submit a Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and an Awesome
requisition for funds needed to the Commodore. This will then be New Year!
discussed and debated by all at the Board/Committee Chairs at the
monthly meeting to decide how much gets allocated to each Committee Terry Paterson
for their event. This should motivate all the Committees to be promoting Owner & Interim General Manager
LHPYC merchandise sales to all “groups” in the club. In theory. Let’s see
how this works. So, buy, buy, buy and help market your club and
subsidize your events!
Here are just a few events to save the date and participate:
Entertainment Committee Presents a 2019 Holiday Cocktail Party to
benefit “4 Kids” charity. We are replacing the Red and White Party with
this night of Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and the Paul Anthony Band on
Brunch with Santa for all the kids and whoever else would like to sit on
Santa’s lap on December 8th.
Yacht Shop Sale on December 11th from 5pm to 7:30pm. Blow Out Sales
to make way for new inventory next year. Don’t miss out!
Dingy Parade also on December 11th. Sign up now! We will be escorted
by Broward Sheriff’s Boat with lights and all. Pasta Night will begin early
this evening at 4:30pm so come grab an early bite.
New Year’s Eve Party this year spotlights the Brian Wilkinson Trio for
entertainment. We are shifting from our normal DJ party. This is my
absolute favorite band. Google them. This party is worth coming out for.
They are costing the club a small fortune, but it will be worth every
Commodores Ball in January will be the event of the year. 5 course meal,
big band, black tie and gown formal wear. This is when we will introduce
and honor our entire Board and Committee Chairs who are all led by our
fearless leader, Commodore Peter Hanssen. To all show our respect and
appreciation for their hard work, I would like the entire club to please
attend this prestigious event.
European Cruise for 7 nights September 5th to 12th 2020. Book ASAP. We
are expecting to fill at least 25 to 30 rooms with LHPYC Members. Brand
Lastly, please don’t forget to mail in your “Employee Holiday Gratuities”.
Every year our members generously give between $20,000-$30,000 in
Christmas gifts to the hard-working staff that strive to make you all
happy. From our landscaping team, who are very proud of the grounds
(and it sure shows!) to the maintenance crew who keep this old building
operational, safe and clean. From the cooks and dishwashers to the tennis
maintenance staff who sweep, water and repair those courts when you’re
JUAN CARLOS CHENZO G. SPARTICUS
December 4 | 5:30-9:30 PM December 20 December 27
December 11 | 5:30-9:30 PM 7:00 - 10:00 PM 7:00 - 10:00 PM
December 18 | 5:30-9:30 PM
BRIAN WILKINSON ALEXANDRA LEWIS ED HOROWITZ
December 31 - New Year’s Eve December 5 | 6:30- 9:30 PM December 25 | 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM December 12 | 6:30- 9:30 PM
December 19 | 6:30- 9:30 PM
December 26 | 6:30-9:30 PM
CALENDAR December 4, Juan Carlos 5:30pm – 9:30pm December 19, Alexandra Lewis 6:30pm-9:30pm
DATES December 5, Alexandra Lewis 6:30pm- 930pm December 20, Chenzo 7:00pm-10:00pm
December 6, Jonathan Lewis 7:00pm-10:00pm December 25, Ed Horowitz Christmas Day 3:00pm-9:00pm
December 11, Juan Carlos 5:30pm-9:30pm December 26, Alexandra Lewis 7:00pm-10:00pm
December 12, Alexandra Lewis 6:30pm - 9:30pm December 27, G. Sparticus 7:00pm-10:00pm
December 13, Jonathan Lewis 7:00pm-10:00pm December 31, Brian Wilkinson Trio New Year’s Eve 9:00pm-1:00am
December 18, Juan Carlos 5:30pm - 9:30pm
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Monthly Dining Specials:
Brunch Menu & Turkey & Prime Brunch Menu &
Snack Bar Available Pasta Night Rib Night Snack Bar Available
123 4 Sunrise Sessions 5 X Factor 6 Yoga 7
5:30-6:30AM 9AM 9AM
Sunrise Sessions Group Fitness Doubles Strategy Saturday Sweat!
5:30-6:30AM 9AM Core Yoga • 9AM Afterschool Tennis Clinic • 9-10:30AM Group Fitness
Women’s League Afterschool Tennis Afterschool Tennis Afterschool Tennis Little Skippers
Team Training 5-6PM 5-6PM Little Skippers 5-6PM
9-10:30AM Childcare Childcare • 6-10PM
Live Music: 6PM-9PM Little Skippers
Yoga Sculpt SpinCore • 6PM Juan Carlos Childcare Pot of Gold • 8PM
9AM 5:30-9:30PM Holiday Charity 6PM-10PM
SPOGA • 6PM Cocktail Party Live Music: 14
Afterschool Tennis Childcare
5-6PM 6PM-9PM 6:30PM Jonathan Lewis Saturday Sweat!
Adult Tennis Clinic 7-10PM Group Fitness
6:30-8PM Live Music: 9AM
Alexandra Lewis 13 Yoga
6:30PM-9:30PM 9AM Holiday Golf Cart
Doubles Strategy Parade • 4AM
8 9 10 11 Sunrise Sessions 12 Clinic • 9-10:30AM Little Skippers
Sunrise Sessions 5:30-6:30AM X Factor Afterschool Tennis
Christmas 5:30-6:30AM Group Fitness 9AM Childcare • 6-10PM
Round Robin 9AM Core Yoga • 9AM Afterschool Tennis 5-6PM Pot of Gold • 8PM
9:00AM-11:00AM Women’s League
Afterschool Tennis 5-6PM Little Skippers 21
Brunch with Santa Team Training Afterschool Tennis 5-6PM Childcare
11AM-2PM 9-10:30AM 5-6PM Little Skippers 6PM-10PM Saturday Sweat!
Live Music: Childcare Group Fitness
Yoga Sculpt Juan Carlos 6PM-9PM Live Music: 9AM
5:30-9:30PM Jonathan Lewis Kids Day
9AM SpinCore • 6PM SPOGA • 6PM Live Music: 10AM-4PM
Childcare Alexandra Lewis 7-10PM Little Skippers
Afterschool Tennis 6PM-9PM 6:30PM-9:30PM
Small Boat Parade 20 Yoga Childcare • 6-10PM
5-6PM 9AM Pot of Gold • 8PM
6PM Doubles Strategy
Adult Tennis Clinic Clinic • 9-10:30AM 28
6:30-8PM Saturday Sweat!
5-6PM Group Fitness
15 16 17 18 19Sunrise Sessions X Factor 9AM
5:30-6:30AM 9AM Little Skippers Little Skippers
Christmas Family Sunrise Sessions Group Fitness Core Yoga • 9AM Childcare
Tennis Event 5:30-6:30AM 9AM 6PM-10PM Childcare • 6-10PM
9:00-11:00AM Afterschool Tennis Afterschool Tennis
Women’s League Afterschool Tennis 5-6PM 5-6PM Live Music: Pot of Gold • 8PM
22 Team Training 5-6PM Chenzo
9-10:30AM Live Music: 7-10PM
Yoga Sculpt 5:30-9:30PM Little Skippers 27 Yoga
SPOGA • 6PM 6PM-9PM Doubles Strategy
Clinic • 9-10:30AM
9AM SpinCore • 6PM Childcare Live Music: Afterschool Tennis
6PM-9PM Alexandra Lewis
Afterschool Tennis Adult Tennis Clinic 6:30PM-9:30PM 5-6PM
5-6PM Little Skippers
23 24 25 26 X Factor 6PM-10PM
9AM Live Music:
Sunrise Sessions Group Fitness Christmas Afterschool Tennis G. Sparticus
5:30-6:30AM 9AM Celebration 7-10PM
Women’s League 3-6PM
Team Training Hanukkah Dinner
Yoga Sculpt Live Music: Little Skippers
9AM Ed Horowitz Childcare
Afterschool Tennis 3PM-9PM
5-6PM Live Music:
29 30 31 Group
Sunrise Sessions 9AM
5:30-6:30AM Afterschool Tennis
Women’s League 5-6PM
Team Training SpinCore • 6PM Tennis
9-10:30AM (pp. 16-17)
Yoga Sculpt New Year’s Eve
Party • 8PM Fitness (p. 12)
Live Music: Youth/Family
Afterschool Tennis Brian Wilkinson (p. 12)
We invite all Lighthouse Point
Yacht Club boat owners and
their friends to participate in
our 2nd annual holiday small
boat parade. Decorate your
dinghy, decorate your center
console. We even have a
Wednesday, December 11th Terry Paterson, the lead boat,
will be blasting holiday tunes
and leading us through LHP canals (route to be
determined). Boat will meet at the club at 5:30pm and
depart promptly at 6pm. We anticipate the duration of the
parade to be approximately 1.5 hours.
Invite your friends to ride along and come enjoy an Early
Pasta Night starting at 4:30pm.Please call, text, email with
questions and RSVPs including length of boat and if you
have room for passengers.
Social & Cruising
December 8, 2019
11am-2pm • Santa & Petting Zoo
Muffins, Toast, Croissants, Scones, Bagels, Doughnuts,
Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, Cereal Bar, Salad Bar
w/Assorted Dressings, Smoked Salmon w/Cream Cheese,
Red Onions, Dill & Capers, Seasonal Fruit & Cheese Display
Carving Station: Honey Glazed Ham & Prime Rib
French Toast, Waffles, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs,
Roasted Root Hash, Quinoa, Farrow, Sausage & Bacon,
Ice Cream Sundae Bar & Holiday Cookies
Adults $40/ Kids 12 & Under $20 (5 & under free).
A la carte brunch unavailable. Regular Tiki Bar hours in effect.
Menu: Wednesday, December 25th • Seatings 3-6PM (A la carte dining not available)
Complimentary Poinsettia Champagne Upon Arrival/Apple Juice for Kids
Artisan Bread Display Live Music by Ed Horowitz
Soups: She Crab & New England Chowder Soups
On Display: Fruit, Cheese, & Charcuterie, Baked Brie w/Candied Pecans & Marmalade, Smoked
Salmon, Shrimp & Snow Crab Cocktail
Salads: Crab Salad, Orzo Pasta Salad, Farro Salad, Mixed Greens, Caesar Salad
Carving Stations: Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Rosemary Reduction & Bearnaise, Butter
Basted Turkeys w/Cranberry Sauce, Creamy Brown & Giblet Gravies, Garlic Crusted Pork Loin
w/Asiago Cream Sauce, Rack of Lamb w/Brandy Peppercorn Sauce & Mint Jelly
Sides: Turkey Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Fall Spiced Acorn Squash, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted
Cauliflower, Steamed Brussels Sprouts, Wild Mushroom w/Parmesan & Pecorino Cheeses, Rice
Pilaf w/Pease & Carrots, Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegetarian Chili
Desserts: Assorted Holiday Favorites, Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Adults $70 • Children 6-12 $30 • Children 5 and under free. Reservations Required. Holiday Attire Requested.
48 hour Cancellation Policy applies. Clubhouse closed on Christmas Eve (Tuesday December 24th). Tiki Bar will be closed.
Thursday, December 26th
Join us for Chef’s Hanukkah Dinner
Specials to celebrate the Festival of Lights!
Reservations (954) 942-7244
KIDS DAY DECEMBER 21
chef’s CHOCOLATE COVERED
KEY LIME PIE BITES WITH
CORNER RASBERRY CREAM HOLIDAY RECIPE
WOW!!! December already. For Key Lime Pie: Raspberry cream:
14oz sweet condensed milk 1 cup heavy cream
We have been working diligently behind the 4ea egg yolks 4 tablespoons fresh raspberry syrup
scenes getting ready for a fantastic holiday and 6 teaspoons key lime zest
New Year’s experience. Getting the right staff 1/2 cup key lime juice White chocolate ganache:
in place at the right times to make our trip into 8 oz White chocolate
the new year a pleasant one. Pie crust: 3 tablespoons coconut oil
We would all like to welcome Chef Evo back to 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
the club and I must say it’s perfect timing. 3/4 cup brown sugar
Chefs Tristan & Victoria continue to make Directions:
improvements daily to our buffet options. For key lime pie:
Separate yolks and place in mixing bowl. Add lime zest and mix for two minutes.
All new menus will be in place by now. We Add condensed milk and mix for one minute. Add key lime juice to incorporate. Let
have some great new options that I can’t wait stand at room temperature while you make pie crust.
to get your feedback about.
We have built a solid team and will handle any Take about 10ea graham crackers and place in robo coup. Blend. Add brown sugar
business increases in stride during this busy and blend until fine.
sunny South Florida season.
Take a muffin pan and line with cupcake wrappers. Take a tablespoon of graham
From our culinary team, crackers and place in center of cup. Pack crumbs tight into bottom of wrappers.
Happy Holidays and a blessed new year. Fill with key lime batter and cook in a pre heated 350 degrees oven.
Cook for 7 minutes.
Ed McCabe Cool at room temperature for one hour then move to freezer.
Take one pint Fresh Raspberry place in sauce pot with 3 tablespoon sugar cook until
all Raspberry and sugar is broken down.
Run mixture through a fine mesh strainer reserve the liquid.
Put heavy cream into a mixer with wire whip attachment whip on high until peeks
form add raspberry syrup and then place in pastry bag.
Melt 8oz White chocolate over double boiler add the coconut oil mix until smooth.
Let cool at room temperature.
Take key lime bites out of wrappers and place on wire rack. Slowly drizzle chocolate
over bites. Pipe on Raspberry cream and serve.
Delicious New Items on Our Menu!
Tenderloin Medallions Zucchini Chips Buffalo Cauliflower
Blackened tenderloin Buttermilk breaded zucchini Lightly dusted cauliflower
pickled red cabbage avocado ranch and tossed in a BBQ buffalo sauce
bacon, blue cheese crumbles Parmesan cheese with ranch dressing and
and balsamic glaze toasted almonds.
FROM THE LOUNGE
It's the most wonderful time of the year! As the Season swings into full
gear, the yacht club is ready for party's and fun! We have gone over our
wine list and bring you one that we believe you will greatly enjoy. A
couple of the members requested a wine or spirit that I said I would Cranberry Moscow Mule
accommodate to their liking. December is the time of year where we • ½ ounce simple syrup
• ½ ounce unsweetened
celebrate many types of special holidays. We can't wait to celebrate with
you, your family and of course your friends! Please make sure to stop by • 1 ½ ounce gin or vodka
• 1 rosemary sprig
the bar(s) and ask about our new signature drinks. We have spent a lot of • orange slice + sugared
time perfecting them and making them taste delicious. This month we cranberries for garnish
would like to feature our newest drink called the “Salty Bell”. This new Instructions: Combine simple syrup, cranberry juice and
gin. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve
hipster drink has the freshest of ingredients made with a tequila base, garnished with rosemary, orange wedge and sugared
cranberries if desired.
fresh cilantro,red bell pepper
juice,fresh squeezed limes, lemons,or-
anges and rimmed with our newest
flavored salts and sugars. It’s a must
try! From all of us to you and yours, Jason Zapotocki
happy Holidays from your truly Bar Manager
dedicated and friendly bar staff!
FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS
Season’s Greetings to all from your Food & Beverage department!! try everything before you get too full! If you don’t see any baked
This is the time of the year for giving and receiving and we are potatoes on the Prime Rib Buffet, just ask your server and we will
holding our Annual Toy Drive this month to benefit children who our bring one to your table. You may also see some new faces this month
less fortunate. Thanks to everyone who donated to our November as we have added two new members to our service staff including
charity to feed the hungry. our new server Justin and our newest bartender Danny. Please say
hello to them and welcome them to the LHPYC family.
If you haven’t had the chance to join us on Saturday and Sunday for
brunch, we hope you can dine with us this weekend. We have I hope everyone has a great ending to 2019 and has a safe and happy
unlimited Mimosas every Sunday during brunch for $15 and then holiday.
take a dip in our pool and continue the fun with Happy Hour at the
Tiki Bar every Sunday from 4-7pm. Damian Burke
Food & Beverage
We all love the additions that Chef Ed has made to our Wednesday Director
and Thursday night buffets. He makes it difficult to decide what to
put on your plate on your first round, so you need to pace yourself to
FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS OFFICE
It’s Official – Holiday Time is Here! And with the holidays cocktail napkins, freshly baked homemade treats (adorned with
there are bound to be…. PARTIES! a huge red ribbon, of course) stationary, napkin rings, place
(Have you booked yours at the Club??) card holders… the list is endless!
Everyone and their neighbors are celebrating, and invitations But if you do find yourself scrambling at the last minute…
are piling up in your mailbox. Well, I can’t help you figure out wine, tequila, chocolates and cognac really do work wonders –
the magical potion to ‘clone’ yourself, but I can help you with and pair pretty well
Hostess Gifts! Who doesn’t like presents? A simple ‘must’, don’t with this ‘magical
go empty handed. Pottery Barn always has a special table set up time of the year’.
for the holidays with wonderful, unique gift ideas – Some of my
favorites: tequila (just kidding :-) pretty dish towels, coasters, Happy Holidays! Gina Miller
candles, herb plants or a fresh rosemary tree, wine charms, Director of Special Events
FITNESS & YOUTH ACTIVITIES
FITNESS workouts, personal training and, of course, all our
amazing group classes. I know that all the hard work is
Sadly, we have come to the close of another year at paying off and I just wanted to say thank you to
LHPYC. With the last month of the year comes new everyone that has supported the program and myself.
opportunities for growth and change in 2020. I am so New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner so
proud of how our fitness program has grown over the let’s get this started together! Schedule some time to
last year. This year has brought many new faces to our meet with me to discuss your fitness goals and we will
fitness center and class program. I can attribute that put a personal training plan together to make sure that
directly to members telling other members about our you succeed!
program. I’ve personally experienced more people than
ever coming to me asking questions about their
Get your calendars out and let’s save the dates!
Please join us on December 4th at Frank McDonough Saturday December 21st will be our last Kids Day of the
Park for our annual Lighthouse A-Glow event. Each year. Have no fear, we will keep your children enter-
year LHPYC participates in this fun event where the tained for you while you get some valuable shopping
community comes together celebrate the holidays by time in to grab those last minute holidays gifts!
the lighting of the Christmas tree. We will be their
handing out hot chocolate again so come by and say hi! Tuesday December 31st will be our annual New Year’s
Eve bash. We will have a great event with a DJ for the
Saturday December 11th is our annual Brunch with kids that will provide our youth with some great games
Santa event in the clubhouse. Please call the club to along with fun dancing to ring in the New Year!
make reservations, as this is one of the most popular
days of year.
Fitness & Youth Director
FROM THE POOL
With such favorable weather all fall, the pool has been “the
place to be” from 4pm-6pm nightly. Our incredible swim
team has been putting in a lot of practice and just continues to
improve. We love adding new children to our program so if
you know of any potential swimmers, I encourage you to
send me and email or stop by the pool in person for an
assessment. Swimming is great exercise and it’s very social.
We plan on entering more sizzlers and swim meets in 2020 as
our team grows! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Head Swim Coach
As we close 2019, we look back on the first full year for us. Our last meeting was fantastic with over 60 in
attendance, 3 new members and lots of excitement about our 2020 European cruise.It has been a rewarding year
for our members.
We have had some great experiences visiting some wonderful places such as Bimini, Port Lucaya, Marsh Harbor,
Boat Harbor, Abacos, West End Grand Bahamas, Eleuthera, Chub Cay , Nippers, Hope Town etc.
For Heather and I, it has been very gratifying for us to meet so many friends and be part of the Lighthouse Point
Yacht Club and what that club has allowed us to do!!!!
So let’s look forward to having the wind at our backs Peter Hanssen
and a prosperous and healthy year for all! Cruising Group Chair
Sincerely, Your Commodore
WELCOME ABOARD NEW & RETURNING MEMBERS
Bill & Joanne Nolan | Christy & Andrew Zentmayer | Jay & Shannon Bevilacqua | Kelly & Jeff Sanders
Tom & Mary Frances Heller | Michelle & Todd Donaghue
IN MEMORIAM Ed Ryder
Do you hear what I hear? Those sleigh bells ringing! The holidays information, Board roles and responsibilities, and much more.
are upon us and you can feel it just walking through the Club The handbooks will be available electronically and sent via
lobby! It’s a very exciting time at LHPYC. Our Committees are up email blast as well as on the LHPYC website member login
and running and planning all sorts of events. I myself am on the page. If you prefer a hard copy, just let me know and we will
New Member Committee and we are planning a New Member print one up for you to pick up.
Mixer for January- stay tuned for more details. It’s very important
that we make all new members feel welcome and I’m very excited Finally, I would like to remind our members that they are able
about our committee doing just that! On that note, remember that to take out an ad in our monthly magazine! We now offer
you can sponsor a friend, neighbor, colleague or family member to different sizes: business card, quarter page and half page.
join the Club and receive a $500 Food & Beverage credit to your Contact me for more information.
Member account after they join as a Flagship Member. Most of our I wish you and your families a very happy holiday season and
members are referred by other members- that’s how we keep this best wishes for a healthy and happy new year ahead!
Also keep an eye out for the updated LHPYC Member Handbook. Membership &
You will find lots of information in there including membership
policies, dress code, changes to the pet policy, gym/tennis Communications Director
Rounding out the year is always busy; hand writing all the effective, especially after the state refunded us 75% of the
marina dockage contracts and getting them in the mail, initial installation cost. We have removed over 1 million
fun-fun-fun! However, I do greatly appreciate everyone taking gallons of waste since 2013. Giddy-Up LHPYC!!
a moment to sign them and get them back to me before the
end of December. I know it’s a very busy time for all of us, so To all our dog owners, in the marina or just visiting: please
thank you. pick up after your dogs. Children are often in many of the
grassy areas around the club as well as wedding guests
We are rounding out the year with 18 new piles and 80 plus getting pictures taken and our maintenance staff who manage
new dock boards, and 20 more piles budgeted in 2020. We those areas, so please clean up after them.
doubled our Wi-Fi speed from 150 mbps to 300 mbps (mega-
bytes per second) We also upgraded to more powerful On behalf of our LHPYC staff, have a wonderful holiday
Ethernet switches to push that power over the 1750 ft. we season.
provide to our boaters.
Our pump-out system continues work flawlessly despite a Marina &
broken vacuum line under the dock that was damaged due to Facilities Director
these crazy king tides. This system has been very cost
Reservations now being Erika Axani
accepted for the proposed
modern townhomes at Director of Luxury
Lighthouse Point Yacht Condominiums and
Club. Contact Erika Axani Townhome Sales
for more information. Florida Luxurious
of LHPYC This month the Art Gallery at Light House Point Yacht Club is featuring two
prominent artists who incorporate beach sand in their artworks. John Perreault
Daniel J. O’Keefe • Fine Art and Mark Van Wagner met on the internet. Both artists were gathering their
516-383-4000 sand from the beaches on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The commonality in
their art making led the artists to realize the ocean’s shore sand wasn’t pure. The
beach sand they collected was polluted with motor oil and granular plastics,
among other debris.
Perreault and Van Wagner lived in Hawaii and New York City respectively
before Van Wagner moved to Bellport, Long Island where he joined O’Keefe
and Perreault, forming the Bellport Horizontalists. Perreault’s crude
forcefulness complements rather than challenges Van Wagner’s measured
elegance; the means as well as message share so much that they conspire to
show us what is, in effect, two signs of the same coin.
The Art Gallery at LHPYC is currently featuring a number of artists and all of
their art is for sale. Please contact me or the front desk for inquires about the art.
1. Mark Van Wagner 2. Mark Wan Wagner and 3. John Perreault 4. Mark Wan Wagner
2014 “portrait of Dan” John Perreault 2014 “Splat” 2014 “Building Block II”
30”w X24”h 2012 “Bellport Three” 16”hX13”w 36”h X 36”w
Sand on Canvas 12”X12” Sand and Paint on Coffee, ink and paint on paper Beach Sand on Canvas
Fathom Everyone knows that when a ship or anything else sinks, it
comes to rest at the water’s bottom. That resting point is
Most boaters are familiar with the term “fathom,” which is a therefore the last or deepest fathom down. Consequently,
unit of measurement equaling six feet. It’s also used as a sailors often referred to the intentional sinking of an item as
verb meaning “to understand” or “to comprehend.” The giving it the “deep six” or “deep sixing” it. But now we use
word originated from the Old English word “faethm,” the phrase to simply describe the act of getting rid of
which meant “to embrace” and referred to the length of the something. Fathom that!
outstretched arms of a man – about six feet. Early seafarers
used the fathom to measure the water’s depth, and even by Gary Rex © 2018
today many navigational charts use the same measurement. LHPYC Member
TENNIS / JG Tennis Academy
Hello Tennis Lovers! tournaments in the Dominican Republic. Yanire Gonzalez
and Mia Miranda won the doubles tournament at the Boca
Welcome to that special time of the year! This is the month Lago Women’s Open and they’re both only 15 years old!!
in which family and friends organize all kinds of events
and get together to share and enjoy the last month of the I’d like to personally invite our members to get to know me
year. and my staff. Please come to the tennis courts or the Pro
Shop, introduce yourself and let me know how we can help
I must share with you what the month of November was you fall in love with tennis or improve your skills. Let us
like for me. November 1st was my first day as the LHPYC show you how to use/log in to our tennis website
Tennis Director and with the help of Zack (Facilities (lhpyctennis.com) and see how beautiful the tennis
Manager), the courts maintenance staff, Damian (Food & atmosphere is now.
Beverage Director), as well as Jason, Gary and so many
other people, including all the members that welcomed my Please remember to book your tennis courts on our website.
staff and I to LHPYC facility, it definitely has made You can also book a private lesson, sign up for one of our
November a very special month for me, as well as for new tennis clinics or check out our future tennis events. We
Silvia. are running tennis clinics on Mondays for our women’s
team from 9 to 10:30am. On Wednesdays we are continuing
After 10 days as a Tennis Director, I organized a tennis Pro our successful Adults Drill (Cardio + Play) after work from
Am, in which our members and member guests partnered 6:30 to 8pm. Fridays is our Doubles Strategy Day from 9 to
with current and former professional tennis players, 10:30am. We are also offering private lessons every day,
playing and sharing unforgettable moments on our tennis Monday through Sunday. Please come to our Tennis Pro
courts with music, food and drinks. It was an amazing Shop to check it out. We will be waiting for you!
atmosphere full of beautiful people, watching the matches
and interacting with the players! How exciting it was On Sunday, December 8th from 9 to 11am, we have
taking pictures with former No. 14 in the world and planned a Christmas Doubles Round Robin Event! Then,
Australian Open Mixed Doubles winner Elena Bovina and after burning some calories, we can all go enjoy the
former No. 110 in the world Giovanni Lapentti! After the delicious Brunch with Santa from 11am to 2pm. On Sunday
Pro Am Event, we enjoyed the Pig Roast poolside and it December 15th, we will have a Christmas Family Event, in
was a wonderful day! I loved seeing everyone interacting, which you (our members) will be playing doubles with one
having a great time chatting, eating the delicious variety of of your family members!
food and drinking after a long morning playing tennis in
the event. As December begins, I’ll be running tournaments for
juniors and adult players on our tennis courts. So please
The Women’s Team Training Clinic has been a fantastic stay tuned and always check the courts out in the
addition to our Monday mornings in November. I’m afternoon, it will be very positive for our futures stars kids
excited to maintain our LHPYC Tennis Team, preparing to watch some good tennis competition on our LHPYC
and learning new ways to become better players and be tennis courts.
able to represent us against other tennis clubs in South
Florida. Let’s go LHPYC Women’s Team! Please keep in mind that I have more coaches and hitting
partners available for you, as well as racquet stringing.
I’ve been training the children in the QuickStart Program Also, I have a variety of tennis accessories in the Pro Shop
every weekday from 5-6pm and every single time they step and Yacht Shop clothing all at very reasonable pricing.
onto the courts… it’s a tennis party! I love these kids and
their enthusiasm and energy! The way we all get along and Please enjoy every event at our club, this is our home!
how they absorb my instructions is just out of this world!
Their tennis levels have improved so quickly that most of Jhonson Garcia,
them are already rallying, running and playing with only a Tennis Director
few months of training with us!
I have to say how proud I am of how our LHPYC Junior
Competitive Players have been doing. Minorka Miranda
has reached 2 semifinals in two junior International
Pro Am action on the courts! Natasha Gulati, Pro Elena Bovina Doubles Strategy Clinic group
and Jayden Paterson
Runner Up Team Award Pro Am participants group shot Pro Elena Bovina, Race
given to Noel Prins and Conti (one of our LHPYC
Jonathan Compress by young competitive
Jhonson Garcia, Tennis members) and
Director and Pro Giovanni Lapentti
Terry Paterson, owner
Pro Elena Bovina and Pro Simona Maslau, Pro Giovanni Lapenti, Pro Am Winners: Academy players Mia
LHPYC member LHPYC Members Jack Holman and Patricia Hleb Maslau (Pro) & Miranda and Yanire
Debora Martin Conti, and Pro Elena Bovina Kim Manning (Am) Gonzalez with
Academy players improving their Some of our competitive academy Friday Morning Clinic with Coaches
serve. players. Jhonson and Simona
NOVEMBER EVENTS SPOTLIGHT
SAVE THE DATES
MDrOivVe IIEn January 10, 2020
A tried and true foodie experience for the Taste of
locals and visitors, this event brings local
restaurants and caterers together to bring Lighthouse Point
trendy, healthy and specialty items Tuesday, Jan. 14th 6-9pm
created speciﬁcally for the public! A
festive evening of LIVE music, Silent
Auctions, Ra es, delicious food and wine
and so much more!
Your participation helps to raise funds for
local and global charities and provides
scholarships for 9 college students
throughout their college years!
Tickets are still just $50 in advance and
$60 at the door the evening of the event
and include all the food and wine you
heart desires plus LIVE music, Silent
Auction, Ra es and more!
Tickets can be purchased at the
Lighthouse Point Yacht Club on
Wednesdays and Fridays between the
hours of 9am-5pm (cash or check only)
SAVE THE DATES
JANUARY 25th | 6PM
My name is Glenna Weber and I have been a Lighthouse Point Resident for the past 18 years and I
couldn’t be happier. I have been married to my wonderful husband Eric for 15 years and we have 2
beautiful children together. Our 14 year old daughter’s name is Grace and our 12 year old son’s name
is Walker. They have been the light of my life and I’m so thankful that they have been able to grow up
in this amazing community. Speaking of community it is something that I am very active in. I belong
to the LHP Moms Club and the Soroptimist group that do wonderful things in and around the
Lighthouse Point area. Now I am adding the LHPYC to my list of fun activities! I have been a
personal trainer for 16 years and it has been my passion. I love to teach group fitness classes as well as
one-on-one’s. I am a Level 1 Crossfit certified trainer, which means I have extensive training in
functional movement. I love to help my clients and members achieve their goals no matter what they
are! I am very excited to be working at LHPYC and brining you my energy and passion!
New Class Announcement
I’m so happy to announce a new class to the schedule that will be starting in December. SUNRISE SESSIONS will start off as a Monday
and Wednesday morning class that will begin at 5:30AM and finish at 6:30AM.
Class Focus: I am looking to target the early morning workout crew! If you are like me and need to get your workout in before the kids
are up, or before the hectic work day starts then this class is for you!
I am going to offer a great class that will be of mix of all types of fitness. We will work on flexibility and stretching in the beginning and
then move to strength and aerobic training. I plan to utilize all sorts of equipment during our classes so that you never know what to
expect. I can tell you one things to expect….an amazing workout that will wake you up start your day the right way! I look forward to
meeting you all and I’ll see you Monday December 2nd at 5:30AM for our first Sunrise Session in the clubs Group Fitness room behind
the Tiki Bar.
If you have any questions or need to purchase a Fitness Card for class please contact our Fitness Director Jeremy Martens at
Members of the Fishing committee met in early
November to discuss plans for a number of events in
2020. We will
dates for the
“Hook & Cook”
are working on
plans to hold a
at the club in March, A Destination fishing trip in
May and A LHPYC fishing tournament at the club
In either late November or December of next year.
Beginning in January we will also include a LHPYC
“Fishing Report” to highlight member photos, trips
and catches! We are truly excited about fun and
Fishing at LHPYC! – John Pfleger
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