Smooth sailing Commodore Hanssen &
Welcoming Commodore Ganter
Dining Hours - Patio/Dining Room Lounge Fitness Center
Wednesday - Saturday Wednesday - Saturday Sunday - Monday Tuesday - Saturday
11:30AM-8:30PM 11:30AM-10:00PM 5:00 AM-7:00 PM 5:00 AM-9:00 PM
Dress Code: Members, guests, and visitors are expected to wear proper and respectful attire in bar and Spa/Locker Rooms
dining areas. For lunch, men's and women's attire should be smart/casual. Shorts should not be shorter
than mid-thigh in length and sports attire is acceptable including caps/hats. For dining, gentlemen Monday Tuesday-Saturday Sunday
should wear collared shirts and women should be in appropriate outfits. Hats, ripped jeans, and revealing
clothing are prohibited. 5:00 AM-12:00 PM 5:00 AM-9:00 PM 5:00 AM-7:00 PM
Tiki Bar Pool Tennis Courts
Friday Saturday Sunday Daily Daily
11:00 AM-8:00 PM Dawn to Dusk Dawn to 9:00PM
4:00 PM-9:00 PM 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
Friday Saturday Sunday Any variation of these hours will be communicated
4:00 PM-9:00 PM 12:00 PM-9:00 PM 11:00 AM-8:00 PM to our members via eblast and social media.
Happy Hour Little Skippers
4:00-6:00PM Wednesday - Friday Wednesday - Saturday
4PM-CLOSE Saturdays for Ladies Only
DIRECTORY Ed McCabe Jeremy Martens Gary Stallone
Executive Chef Fitness & Youth Director Assistant Dockmaster
Terry Paterson [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Owner/Interim General Manager Ext. 227 Ext. 212 / 954-802-1099
[email protected] Ext. 226
954-942-7244 Damian Burke Jhonson Garcia
Food & Beverage Director Director of Tennis April Gray
Jessica Easterling [email protected] [email protected] Staff Accountant
Owner/Community Outreach Director Ext. 232 786-781-9691 [email protected]
[email protected] Ext. 213
Ext. 217 Toni Merlino JP Ghazal
Marina Director Maintenance Manager
Tammy Shoffstall, MSM [email protected] [email protected]
Director of Finance & 954-942-7244/ 954-263-8281 Ext. 226
[email protected] Diane Elliott Gina Miller
Ext. 233 Assistant General & Human Resources Director of Special Events
Manager & Facilities Director [email protected]
Julia Robinson [email protected] Ext. 214
Membership & Communications Ext. 211
2 RESERVATIONS | 954-942-7244 • [email protected]
LHPYC BOARD & COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Terry Paterson Jessica Easterling
Troy Ganter Matt Donoghue
Commodore Vice Commodore
Victor Bruzzone Jill Selbach Kristen Kiss Paul Alfieri
Governor Governor Governor Governor
Cassie Ganter Kelly Donoghue Sharon Alfieri Diane Elliott Carlos Arce
Social Tennis Entertainment New Member Wine
Mitch Zelman Paige Dunne Michael Holmes Miriam Maguire Melissa Chluski
Fishing Youth Cruising Yacht Shop Fitness & Swim
A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER
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October 2021 Plus new electrical, water, pump out, and fire safety
water lines. This is all a $1,500,000 improvement to
The holiday season is upon us, and the month of our marina.
October brings many fun at the club events for our
However, before we dive into all those details, I have We have another Planning and Zoning Board
an important reminder for all of our Members. Starting meeting on October 5th. We expect them to vote on
November 1st, it will be mandatory for all members to the site plan and do a final review and potential
have transitioned to ACH. As it is standard for most recommendations to the City Commission on the
clubs, we have decided to have all monthly dues, and Developers Agreement. This Planning and Zoning
member-charged statements paid through ACH meeting is critical for our Members to attend via
payment. Our accounting office will be calling Zoom, so please do so. We will send out a Zoom
everyone who has not already made the switch to help link via text and email the day of the meeting. We
in the transition. Remember, this is a way to keep our will need members to express their support for our
fees low and not pay $100,000 per year in CC fees. I plans and say some words on Zoom or in-person to
appreciate everyone who has done so before this show the Board our combined support. Please keep
reminder, and thanks to everyone for their cooperation. comments to 1 minute, even though they allow 3
If you have any questions regarding ACH, the minutes. Let’s all work together to get this started
accounting office is happy to answer them. asap! It can’t just be me pushing for speedy action -
we are stronger together.
This month we welcome our new Marina Director,
Toni. I won’t get into all her details as she has written October 2nd, LHPYC is hosting the second annual
her introduction on page 25. I will say that she is Chef Shakedown, a remarkable event benefiting
beyond capable and will do an excellent job at running Broward Children’s Center. This event is open to
and elevating the marina experience here at the Club. I the public but requires tickets that are available for
also need to announce that come January 1st, the purchase on Eventbrite. The Club is donating a
Marina Dockage fees are raising $0.15 per foot per day. large percentage of the ticket proceeds to BCC along
It’s a slight increase and still keeps us below any of our with all the revenue collected by the many fantastic
competition. We do not intend to raise the membership auction items donated. Our goal is to raise $75,000
dues this year or for the next five years for all existing for BCC. The Social Committee and LHPYC
members who will be grandfathered into the current organized the event in conjunction with Eat Drink
rates. Once we start construction, initiation fees and And Be Local, owned by Troy Ganter, our incoming
dues for new members will be substantially higher. Commodore. Troy has rallied the troops for this
Please know that LHPYC is probably one of the only fantastic cause. Let’s show this City what LHPYC
companies in the US not to raise prices in 2021 due to can do for our South Florida Community. I want to
the massive inflation we are experiencing. This is our remind everyone that this event requires a ticket for
way of saying THANK YOU for dealing with the attendance, and a la carte will be closed for the
upcoming inconveniences of construction. evening. We hope to see you all there sampling the
delicious bites and cheering on Chef Ed for LHPYC
If you have been on the docks, you will notice that we in the Surf & Turf battle and Geidys in the two
have been slowly replacing all the finger dock deck bartender battles she will perform in. I just sampled
boards and structures. We are about 70% complete her drink, and I am impressed!
with this project. We now have the permits for the
replacement of the entire perimeter dock and seawall On Saturday, October 9th, we will be hosting our
cap. This project should start in the next six weeks, Change of Command. Change of Command is a
starting at A dock and moving our way around to the significant event where we honor the job well done
face dock, then D dock. We are raising the concrete cap by Commodore Peter Hanssen and welcome our
to be at 4 ft above mean sea level, with a 5 ft wide new Commodore, Troy Ganter. Both of which have
concrete dock with 3 ft additional composite planks. done and are always doing so much for the Club
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and our members. The Change of Command is a include your Club. We will be hosting
must-attend, and due to the size of attendance for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Brunch with Santa, a
the event, a la carte will be closed for the evening. Hanukah dinner, and a New Year’s Eve Party. We
Reservations are required by October 8th. We ask will also be hosting a massive Commodore Ball on
you all to show your support for the past and future January 8th in honor of our new Commodore.
commodores and be a part of this traditional and Details about all our holiday events will be
historical event for the Club. announced soon!
As usual, it will be a formal gala with many of us Terry Paterson
boaters presenting our vessels to the outgoing and Owner & Interim General Manager
incoming Commodore. At 4:30pm, we will parade
the vessels for a fleet review and salute our
outgoing and incoming Commodores. From 5:30pm
to 6:30pm, there will be a cocktail and hors
d’oeuvres hour while the fleet docks their vessels
and get back to the Club to join us. Finally, from
6:30pm to 7pm will be the official Change of
Command Ceremony on the Flag Deck. Chairs will
be set out on the grass and deck for seating. Around
7pm, we will go inside for an elegant dinner buffet
in the stateroom. We will proceed with speeches
and roasts, remembering our outgoing Commodore
and introducing our incoming Commodore Troy
Ganter. This night will be filled with stories and
memories and light roasting for some fun.
The rest of the month will be weekends packed
with good times. On October 17th, Sunday Funday
will be the place to be by the pool. The following
weekend if you are not joining the Club at Ocean
Reef, we ask you to attend the Yacht Rocks-themed
Full Moon party on October 23rd.
October 30th will be a blood-curdling fun day with
our Social Committee hosting a golf cart parade. If
you have not participated in our golf cart parade, it
is a fun opportunity to decorate your golf cart with
a spooky theme and ride around LHP visiting
fellow Member’s haunted houses for tricks & treats!
Following the parade, the Club is hosting a Trick or
Tequila (my favorite) party for adults and a
Monster Bash youth Halloween party. I hope to see
all our members dressed in their best costumes
celebrating together while enjoying haunted
entertainment, food, and cocktails!
Your Club will remain open through the new year!
With this in mind, don’t make plans that don’t
Key 4 Monday
TENNIS Group Fitness 9-10am (Lauren)
MUSIC Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm
SPECIAL EVENTS Kids Tennis 4pm-6:30pm
KIDS 5 Tuesday 9 Saturday 14 Thursday
HHAOUPPRY 4-6PM Group Fitness 9am-10am (Jenn) Tennis Mingle 10am-12pm Group Fitness 9-10am (Glenna)
Afterschool Tennis 4pm-5:30pm Saturday Sweat Live Ball Tennis Game
Kids Tennis 4pm-6pm Group Fitness 10-11am (Glenna) 9:30am-11am
Tiki & Snack Bar Open 12- 4pm Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm
Change Of Command Kids Tennis 4pm-5:30pm
4:30pm-9:00pm Prime Rib & Turkey Night
A La Carte & Tiki Bar Closed 6pm-8:30pm
From 4:30pm-9:00pm Live Music:
Alexandria Lewis 6pm-9pm
1 Friday 6 Wednesday 10 Sunday 15 Friday
Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L) Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna) Tiki & Snack Bar Open Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna)
Tiki & Snack Bar Open 4pm-9pm Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L) From 11am-8pm Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L)
Live Music: Catfish 6pm-9pm Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm Tiki & Snack Bar Open 4-9pm
Kids Tennis 5:30pm-6:30pm 11 Monday Live Music: Chenzo 6-9pm
2 Saturday Live Ball Tennis Game 6-7:30pm
Pasta Night 6pm-8:30pm Sunrise Session 6am-7am (Glenna)
Saturday Sweat Group Fitness Live Music: Group Fitness 9am-10am (Lauren)
10am-11am (Lauren) Juan Carlos & Aida 6pm-9pm Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm
Chef Shakedown Kids Tennis 4pm-6:30pm
Live Music: DJ Jason
7 Thursday 12 Tuesday
Group Fitness 9-10am (Glenna) Group Fitness 9am-10am (Jenn)
Tiki & Snack Bar Open Live Ball Tennis Game 9:30am-11am Afterschool Tennis 4pm-5:30pm
From 11am-8pm Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm Kids Tennis 4pm-6pm
Kids Tennis 4pm-5:30pm
Prime Rib & Turkey Night 6-8:30pm 13 Wednesday
Alexandria Lewis 6pm-9pm
8 Friday Sunrise Session 6am-7am (Glenna)
Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L)
Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna) Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm
Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L) Kids Tennis 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tiki & Snack Bar Open 4pm-9pm Live Ball Tennis Game 6-7:30pm
Live Music: Pasta Night 6pm-8:30pm
Michael Masi 6pm-9pm Live Music: Eric Hansen 6-9pm
6 *All events are subject to change. We will keep you updated via email blast and social media*
16 Saturday 20 Wednesday 24 Sunday 29 Friday
Saturday Sweat Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna) Tiki & Snack Bar Open Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna)
Group Fitness 10-11am (Glenna) Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L) From 11am-8pm Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L)
Tiki & Snack Bar Open 12-9pm Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm Tiki & Snack Bar Open 4-9pm
Live Music: Kids Tennis 5:30pm-6:30pm Live Music: David Morin 6-9pm
Alan Truesdell 6pm-9pm Live Ball Tennis Game 6-7:30pm
Pasta Night 6pm-8:30pm 30 Saturday
17 Sunday Live Music:
Juan Carlos & Aida 6pm-9pm Saturday Sweat
Sunday Funday 12pm-7pm Group Fitness 10-11am (Glenna)
Tiki & Snack Bar Open 21 Thursday Golf Cart Parade 3pm-6:45pm
From 11am-8pm Monster Bash Youth Halloween Party
Live Music: DJ Jason 12pm-4pm Group Fitness 9-10am (Glenna) 7pm-11pm
Live Ball Tennis Game 9:30-11am Trick Or Tequila
Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm 25 Monday Adult Halloween Party 7-11pm
Kids Tennis 4pm-5:30pm Live Music: SBP 7pm-11pm
Prime Rib & Turkey Night Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna)
6pm-8:30pm Group Fitness 9-10am (Lauren)
Live Music: Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm
Alexandria Lewis 6pm-9pm Kids Tennis 4pm-6:30pm
Group Fitness 9am-10am (Jenn)
Afterschool Tennis 4pm-5:30pm
Kids Tennis 4pm-6pm
18 Monday 22 Friday 27 Wednesday 31 Sunday
Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna) Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna) Sunrise Session 6-7am (Glenna) Tiki & Snack Bar Open
Group Fitness 9-10am (Lauren) Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L) Yoga 9am-10am (Jenn L) From 11am-8pm
Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm Tiki & Snack Bar Open 4-9pm Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm
Kids Tennis 4pm-6:30pm Live Music: David Morin 6-9pm Kids Tennis 5:30pm-6:30pm
Live Ball Tennis Game 6-7:30pm
19 Tuesday 23 Saturday Pasta Night 6pm-8:30pm
Live Music: Will Bridges 6-9pm
Group Fitness 9am-10am (Jenn)
Afterschool Tennis 4pm-5:30pm Saturday Sweat 28 Thursday
Kids Tennis 4pm-6pm Group Fitness 10am-11 (Jenn)
Tiki & Snack Bar Open 12-9pm Group Fitness 9-10am (Glenna)
Full Moon Party 6:30pm-10:30pm Live Ball Tennis Game 9:30-11am
Live Music: Afterschool Tennis 4pm-6pm
SBP 6:30pm-10:30pm @ Tiki Bar Kids Tennis 4pm-5:30pm
Prime Rib & Turkey Night
Alexandria Lewis 6pm-9pm
*All events are subject to change. We will keep you updated via email blast and social media* 7
Labor Day Dock Hop
Labor Day Celebration!
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Honor Flight South Florida
After 17 Honor Flights out of South Florida,
this September flight was the most
important one yet. After 600 + days of
covid, and 50+ years of silence, these
Veterans have been waiting a long time for
our Country to step up. We lost Colonel
Richard Asper, our loyal “larger than life”
Chairman, while planning this operation,
and it was extremely tough for all of us.
Thank you for giving these deserving men & women a long overdue This trip was also special for LHPYC as 3 of
“welcome home”, on behalf of our South Florida Heroes. us joined these Heroes on their journey to
what they described as one of the best days
of their lives.
Honor Flight – MIAMI Airport – October 17
When do you have the opportunity to personally
thank 72 WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam
Veterans? THE TIME IS NOW!
Please write letters or have your kids write
creative “thank you” cards for these heroes. We
will be distributing them to our Veterans on the
Miss Arc Broward Pageant – November 21
We invite you to be a part of the 9th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant: A pageant
to empower young women with disabilities. Enjoy awe-inspiring and heartfelt
performances by the 2021 Miss Arc Broward Pageant contestants at the Parker
Playhouse on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
The Miss Arc Broward Pageant transcends being just a beauty pageant but is a
message of support and empowerment for individuals with disabilities. The pageant
gives young women ages 6-17 the opportunity to participate in a supportive pageant
environment and contestants are given the core tools for success such as confidence
and teamwork. For the past eight years, the pageant has provided fun, engaging, and
new opportunities to ensure each contestant has an unforgettable experience,
incredibly heartwarming memories, and lifelong friendships.
LHPYC is a proud sponsor, and we would love members to get involved with us!
Email [email protected] if you are interested.
October is one of my favorite months of the year, not just because it being so patient, and I will be sure to send out any updates as I
is my birthday month but also because I am a Halloween fanatic. I receive them.
believe the reason behind my love for Halloween is because it is an As the holiday season rounds, we have many events planned for
opportunity to bring one's creative side to life. So I am looking you, be sure to bring neighbors, friends, and family! Any guest can
forward to seeing all of your creative sides let loose for our use the facilities twice per month to refresh our guest policy here at
Halloween Golf Cart & Haunted House Parade on October 30th! But the Club for all of you. The twice per month does not include events,
the ghoulish fun doesn't stop there, be sure to have your best so bring your guest! We want all of you to show off how FUN your
costumes on for our adult Trick or Tequila and youth Monster Bash Club is. As always, if a new member is referred by a member listed
parties! on their application, they receive $500 in F+B credit or $1000 if they
While this month is sure to be loads of fun, it will also have a few have referred a new member within six months.
bittersweet moments. One of those being the Change of Command. In case you did not know, I craft and put together our Point
Which I highly recommend making reservations for if you have not Newsletter every month! I am always on the hunt for new members
already done so. I have been honored to have worked with and members to spotlight. If you are interested in being in the
Commodore Hanssen for a few months in my new role here at the spotlight for an issue, please reach out to me! If you own a business
Club, but I have known him and Mrs. Hanssen for the entirety of and would like to advertise in our member-only advertising, please
my employment with the Club. I have never experienced anything also reach out to me for pricing information.
but genuine kindness from both. I have to say I will miss seeing To wrap up this month, I want to let you all know that as
them on a weekly basis as they transition into their new chapter of Membership Director, I am your 'BFF' here at the Club, and my door
life. Finally, I want to thank them from all the staff, and we wish you is open if you ever need to talk, discuss any issue, or need anything
a wonderful new chapter. from us. I will do everything in my power to help and resolve any
We look forward to seeing you at the Club when you visit us! matter brought to my attention.
As we bid farewell to Commodore Hanssen we are also welcoming See you around the Club!
Commodore Troy Ganter! I look forward to working with you to
execute your bright and positive future for the Club, and I can Julia Robinson
confidently say the rest of the staff is as excited as I am. Membership &
As mentioned in the last couple of issues, I am diligently working to
secure our members' golf reciprocity. As of now, I do not have much Communications Director
of an update. We have a negotiation with a few country clubs in our
area. I hope to seal the deal with one of them as soon as possible, but
of course, this does not happen overnight. Thank you so much for
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Alan & Cheryl Brown
Marty Finklestine &
Amy & Matthew Dragas Joyce Fleischer
Erin & Dan Backer
Eric & Jessica Frank
Lindsay Raphael & Christian Halcomb
Meet Lindsay Raphael and her husband, Christian Halcomb!
Lindsay grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, went and started college
in Boston, and graduated from Lynn University in Boca Raton. Her
family moved to South Florida in 1981 during the construction
recession that hit Chicago hard, and her dad moved them here and
founded RCC Associates, which continues to be run by her family.
Christian was born and raised in Delray beach. The pair met
through a mutual friend who had grown up with Christian and
was a former law partner for Lindsay. They have been together for
almost six years and have a young daughter named Reese who will
be five next month. They also have a potcake rescue pup named
Lindsay is an attorney specializing in Community Association Law
and focuses on condominium, HOA, cooperative representation,
owner representation, real estate closings/title work, contract
negotiation, preparation and dispute settlement,
partnership/shareholder/LLC disputes. Before her current
practice, she had the honor of being a partner for Tripp Scott, P.A.
She practiced law for over 15 years and is now the sole practitioner
of Raphael Law. P.A. Christian is a financial professional with
Prudential Advisors. His focus areas are protecting families, saving
for retirement, living in retirement, finical strategies, saving for
education, and small business.
As a family, their interest is in surfing, golf, snorkeling, boating,
traveling, socializing, cooking, wine tastings, live music, and
chilling! A perfect match for LHPYC and the community we foster
here. Christian was on the University of Florida and University of
Central Florida’s surf team and went to the NSSA National
Collegiate Championships in Laguna Beach, CA, with UCF.
Lindsay co-founded Island Paws Rescue, Inc. with one of her
closest friends, hence their love for rescues and animals. She is also
a published author. She was on Law Review in law school, and her
Law Review article was published and is available for reading.
They found LHPYC through friends who are members here at the
Club. They finally had enough listening to how fantastic the Club
was that they jumped in headfirst and decided to join. The couple
wants their daughter to have a home away from home to grow up,
meet friends, and make lifelong memories. They are first-time Club
members and look forward to meeting new friends while
attending events here at the Club!
Our family joined the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club 10 years ago, Member
and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made. It is truly
our second home. Our kids have been raised coming here, and the Spotlight
staff is like family. From the moment we enter the club, we are
treated so nicely, and it's such a pleasure anytime we are here. Jennifer and Matthew Midgett
From the events to the fantastic food to the committees we are
involved in, we feel blessed to be a part of it all. In addition, we
conveniently live six homes from LHPYC, so we like to enjoy the
pool, dining, and tennis courts quite often.
We are looking forward to the new construction and club add ons
coming up soon. Thank you, Terry, for all of your time and efforts
to make the club even better than it has always been!
Matt and I met through my cousin about 18 years ago. They played
football together at the University of Richmond. I grew up in Fort
Lauderdale, so they would come and spend their spring break at
my parents' house every year. We would always see one another
briefly on these trips. He told my mom one time, "I'm going to
marry your daughter one day." However, it wasn't until I
graduated from Florida State University in 2002 that we connected.
After graduation, I moved to Arlington, Virginia, with a couple of
my friends. That's where Matt was living at the time. We went on a
date the first week I was up there and haven't left each other's side
since. We will be celebrating our 15th Anniversary on October 14th!
After spending two years in Northern Virginia, we decided to
move back down to Florida. Matt loves boating and fishing and
wanted to be back on the water. He grew up in Nags Head, the
Outer Banks of North Carolina, and his stepfather was a boat
builder, Buddy Davis. So boating and being near the water was
very important to him.
I was born in Southern California and lived there until I was 13. My family then moved to Fort
Lauderdale, and I went to Cardinal Gibbons High School. I had many friends who lived in
Lighthouse Point, so I was very familiar with the city. I knew it was where I wanted to raise my
family and settle. We love living here in LHP!
After moving back to Florida, we got married and started a family. Matt got very involved in my
family business, a payment card company called Global Cash Card. We sold the company in
2018 and now have an invoice factoring business, Round Table Financial. Our company is based
out of Newport Beach, California, which is where I am originally from. Most of my family
moved back to California years ago, so we often visit them and for work-related reasons.
Our family has a charity close to our heart and started after my brother dove in the ocean and
became paralyzed in 2010. It's called Walking With Anthony. We raise money for paralyzed
individuals who can't afford the care and rehabilitation needed to get stronger and more
independent after such a horrific accident. We have an event a couple of times a year and are
always coming up with ways to raise money for these families who need our help.
Our main drive and focus in life are our three beautiful children. Makayla (13), Mackenzie (10), and Matthew (8). They all attend St. Colemans
and are very involved in recreational and school sports. Makayla plays travel basketball for Boca Thunder as well as school soccer and flag
football for Lighthouse Point. Mackenzie is in competitive cheer and plays soccer, flag football, and runs track. Matthew plays basketball,
soccer, and flag football. Needless to say, we are extremely busy! We are cherishing these moments and know we will one day miss all of the
craziness! We also have a cavapoochon, Bones, who is the sweetest dog that we all adore!
As a family, we love to travel. Whenever we have a free weekend or days off of school and sports (which is far between these days), we like to
go to different places and try new things. We usually leave for the entire summer as well. We recently bought a home in Cashiers, NC, and
love to spend quality time there. It is a great change in pace from here, and the weather is fantastic. We joined Old Edwards Golf Club, and we
are enjoying it. Matt loves to play golf. He and his friends try to get out and play as much as possible. He also enjoys fishing, especially down
in the keys with the kids.
We have also been members of the Ocean Reef Club for ten years. We spend many weekends there as well as some holidays. It's nice to have a
club to go to that seems so far away, but it is only 1 hour and 15 minutes from here.
I was the youth committee chair here at the club for a couple of years. I am now co-chair of the social committee. I enjoy being a part of the
growth of our club and coming up with new and fun ideas to make everyone have a great time and enjoy all aspects of what LHPYC has to
offer. Matt and I look forward to many more years here at our second home and hope to meet all of you at some point.
of LHPYC The Art Gallery of Lighthouse Point Yacht Club is pleased to
examine the benefit of “Art” in the human healing process
Daniel J. O’Keefe • Fine Art for the October 2021 issue of ‘The Point’ magazine. With the
516-383-4000 • danieljokeefe.com twenty-year war and two-year pandemic hopefully coming
to an end, I thought it essential to look at the role art plays in
the human healing process. Art therapists have been toiling
nonstop during the pandemic, and for years, for our
wounded warriors returning home with life-altering injuries
like essential front-line workers. Having usually treated
patients in psychiatric hospitals and mental health clinics for
many years, art therapists shifted to practicing online,
making art virtually with clients and veterans isolated at
home and in hospitals. The struggles of the pandemic and
war revealed the fundamentally cathartic value of making
art, according to publications including the New York Times,
The Washington Times, and the Smithsonian Magazine.
The clinical practice of art therapy is far from new, dating
back to the 1940s and generally attributed to the American psychologist Margret Naumburg. Working at the New York State
Psychiatric Institute, Naumburg asked patients to draw with paint or chalk pastels on large sheets of paper, then prompted them to
talk about their artwork and its symbolic imagery. Since then, research has shown that art therapy can be beneficial in various
contexts, including substance addictions, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Another vital artistic approach is holistic healing. Carolyn Lazard’s installation in the 2019 Whitney saw a TV monitor attached to a
wall by the long arm of an articulated hospital mount. The Philadelphia and New York-based artist hooked up the museum with
cable and set the monitor to change every 30 seconds. Titled “Extended Stay,” the work was meant to bring hospitalized patients and
museum-goers together, allowing them to share the same programs remotely. Connecting the sick and the well through the
real-time video, Extended Stay speaks to how sick and disabled people have already long practiced many new norms that arose in
2000 and will continue to do so for years to come.
And finally, who better to practice healing than the sick that have likely experienced their own bodies every day? The El
Salvador-born, New York-based artist Guadalupe Maravilla has channeled his experience with cancer and migration into a
healing-focused practice. For his exhibition “PlanetaAbuelx”, on view this past summer at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, he
grew food crops and medicinal herbs around one of his “Disease
Thrower” sculptures. In addition, he hosted occasional sound bath
sessions using the sculpture’s gong to create soothing sounds.
“PlanetaAbuelx” provided a healing space to mourn the elders we
lost to Covid-19.
Whether PTSD, addiction, depression, cancer, everyday pain, or
mourning those we’ve lost, art has been used for generations in the
Human healing process.
The Art Gallery at Light House Point is currently featuring a number of Gallery artists. All the art is for sale.
For information about the art please contact Daniel J. O’Keefe at 516-383-4000 or Diane at the front desk.
Employee Hello all, my name is Samantha Cabot, and I am twenty-two
years old. I have worked for the Club for four years and
Spotlight enjoy serving all of you.
Samantha Cabot I am local here in Lighthouse Point and have lived in the city
for four years! You may have seen me running around the
neighborhood with my fur baby, Maverick. Maverick is a
mutt, but I have been told that he is quite the looker. He is
two years old, and I love him dearly. I am currently in
college to become a veterinary, but don’t worry about losing
me just yet as I am only two years into an eight-year journey.
God bless my soul!
My passion for animals which has inspired my future career
path, stems from my desire to help not only animals but to
help their owners as well. As we all may know, dogs are
man’s best friends, but animals in general form unique
relationships with people. I hope to one day be able to
impact the health of my fur patients and the lives of their
I am not just all work and study; I do have quite a few
hobbies and interests. I have been a lifelong athlete and have
played soccer for twelve years. My position was a striker,
and due to my role on the team, I became accustomed to
high-pressure situations. Besides soccer, I enjoy art, and you
may have seen the to-go bags Julia and I hand drew during
covid for all of you. When it comes to art, my primary
medium is painting and sketching. Finally, like any other
twenty-two-year-old, I enjoy hanging with my friends,
family, and boyfriend.
I met my boyfriend Bryce through work at the Club. He
used to work here as a barback but gave up his position here
to pursue his career as a firefighter and EMT. It wasn’t a
case of love at first sight, but rather two friends. A funny
story about how we met is I had taken some time off due to
personal reasons, and Julia decided to set us up on a first
date. She did some thorough vetting or, more like, an
interrogation before she gave him her blessing
to take me out. Two years later, we are still
together, and I couldn’t be happier.
All in all, I am a pretty easy-going person. I
enjoy the little things in life and being close to
my family. Being a part of the Club has been a
blessing, and all of you, from the staff to the
members, have become family. I care for all of
you so deeply and feel honored to call LHPYC
my home away from home.
It’s been a busy September at the pool. Our swimmers did FROM THE POOL
an amazing job at the Pompano Open on September 25th.
We had Top 5 finishes from Mimi Spencer, Mila Alegria, See you at the pool!
Gracie Tempest, Kyle Tempest, and Braden Blackard. The Coach Dana
following swimmers met Florida Gold coast swimming B [email protected]
and BB time standard cuts:
Mimi Spencer - 50 freestyle and 50 breaststrokes
Kyle Tempest - 50 breaststroke
Andrew Long - 50 freestyle
Mila Alegria - 50 breaststroke, BB time-cut made for
We’re looking forward to the next meet on October 23rd!
• Masters - Tues/Thur 5:30-6:30 A.M, Saturday8:00-9:00am
• Bronze -4:00-4:45pm
• Silver -4:45-5:30pm
• Gold -5:30-6:45pm
Upcoming Events -
• Pompano Open Invite October 23
• Turkey Classic @ Pompano November
FITNESS & YOUTH
Fitness While this is a sad goodbye, it allows our committee to
change and grow and invite a new member to lead us into the
I wanted to share my sincere gratitude with everyone that came future.
out to our 2nd Annual Laps for Lightning Swim fundraiser last
month. So many people participated, volunteered, and donated It is my pleasure to introduce Mrs. Paige Dunne as the Chair
to this fantastic event that I am speechless. Coach Dana, Jill of the Youth Committee. Paige and her husband Jason have
Selbach, and I worked extremely hard and put in many hours three boys; Liam, 11, Connor, 9, and Keegan, 6. Paige has
to rally the teams, collect the fees and push for donations from been a LHP resident for most of her life and is very active in
our community. It all came together flawlessly! I was so proud the community. I am thrilled to have her Chair this
of my LHPYC staff for pulling together and showing our committee with me, and we have already been hard at work
members how we pull off a big day at the pool! Let's not forget coming up with new ideas for events for when the Club is
the LHPYC and Paterson Development swim teams! Huge under construction.
thank you for coming out to support a great cause. I can't wait
to make this event bigger and bigger each year. I want all of you parents to save the date of October 30th at 7
pm for our annual youth Halloween event! We go all out and
Youth decorate the Club and have our very own kid's party with DJ
and special surprises. If you have any questions on upcoming
First and foremost, I must thank Mrs. Jennifer Midgett for her events or suggestions, please feel free to email me at your
dedicated service as the Youth Committee Chair for the last two convenience.
years. Jenn and I worked together with the committee to create
fun and exciting events even during pandemic-stricken times Jeremy Martens
here at the Club. Fitness & Youth Director
Jenn was a wealth of information for me as her three kids were
heavily involved in the Club and the LHP community.
Unfortunately, Jenn has decided to step down as the
Chairperson as her kids are getting older, and she would like to
focus her time on the Social Committee events at the Club.
Hello, our fellow tennis members! Please check our tennis schedule:
Cardio Tennis on Tuesday and Friday, 9 am to 10 am.
I want to begin this month's article with a huge thank you Advance Live Ball Tennis on Wednesday, 6 pm to 7:30 pm,
to all of the members who have participated in the events then you jump to the restaurant for pasta night. Only
that the tennis staff, committee, and committee chair have intermediate and advanced levels.
planned for you. When designing these events, a lot of
love, dedication, and effort go into them. It makes me so We also organize group and private lessons, contact the
happy to see people enjoying the event and leaving pro shop or me, and my staff will create a schedule that
wanting more. Thank you for your participation. We hope works for you. As always, we are always available for you.
that all of you continue to show up and even bring new
members and guests to each event. For the new members that just joined us, we have a
complimentary free 30 minutes lesson. Also, please
October's Tennis Mingle will be hosted on September 9th register on the club's tennis website so you can check our
from 10am to 12pm. Our goal with this event is to have all tennis updates, book courts to play with your family and
level tennis players interacting and enjoying the game friends, and also signup for clinics and events www.lhpyc-
together. We hope to have large participation from all of tennis.com
you. Please RSVP by emailing or texting me directly! You
may even rsvp inside the pro shop. Jhonson Garcia,
Shout out to our ladies teams, Broward County and East
Coast Leagues, for their commitment to represent LHPYC
and doing the team's clinic when the team is off from
matches. Thanks for the engagement and the passion you
are all are putting into it.
FROM THE SPECIAL EVENTS OFFICE
Director of Special Events
It is an honor and a privilege to serve our club and A wise man, Eddie Rodrigues, once told me, “You are only as
community. strong as your systems.”
We have built strong systems at the LHPYC, and we are
I want to thank former Commodore Peter Hanssen for lighting surrounding ourselves with like-minded people to ensure our
the torch for our club and our members. Peter, you have created growth and progress.
a legacy here at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, and we are The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club is a jewel of our community.
inspired to follow in your footsteps as we continue to elevate our Lighthouse Point is growing, and we expect our club to be a
club and member experience. beacon for our community, residents, and most of all, our
Peter’s shoes will be challenging to fill. With the help of our new members.
vice commodore, Matthew Donoghue, and our governors Thank you for your support to all members; we encourage you
Kristen Kiss, Victor Bruzzone, Paul Alfieri, and Jill Selbach. As to be involved in our club and our community. We are the
well as all our committee chairs, existing and potential new future.
members, and our supportive and motivated owners, we will all
work together to ensure we are constantly learning and growing. Troy Ganter
It’s a pleasure to work with our dynamic board and group of Vice Commodore
committee chairs. I personally look forward to participating in
all our committee meetings and upcoming events. With the help
of our new VC, our mission is to make sure there is synergy
amongst all committees and that members have a platform to be
heard, recognized, and well represented.
Our governors are committed to engaging in community events,
as the club and our members have the power and strength to
help our community grow and hold each other accountable.
Commodore Hanssen Cocktail Hour
FROM THE LOUNGE
The year is flying by, and I am super excited to welcome the made with a gin base, Saint Germain, lavender syrup, and
month of October, YAY. rimmed with cinnamon sugar. Be sure to try both of these
fabulous cocktails before this gin-tastic month is over!
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of what October will bring
to the Club, the Bar and I want to thank Commodore Hans- While October is a time for goblins and ghouls, this month
sen for his service to our home away from home. The bar also allows us to give back. On October 2nd, LHPYC is
staff and I also want to welcome our new Commodore, Troy hosting Chef Shakedown, which will benefit Broward's
Ganter. Children Center. If you did not know, Chef and I are compet-
ing to win our respective battles! I will be representing our
October will be a busy and exciting month for both our adult Club and plan to make the best winning drink that will
members and youth at the Club. There will be plenty of feature Casamigos Tequila! I can't wait to make all of you
family-friendly events, where delicious bar cocktails can be proud and prove that LHPYC is the best.
As the weather cools down, Florida is still enjoying beautiful-
I want to thank all those members ly warm weather. So be sure to attend our poolside events
who joined us at the Dock Hop this month, such as Sunday Funday on October seventeenth
event. I enjoyed seeing all of you and The Full Moon Party on October twenty-third. October's
being cocktail artists. If you Full Moon Party theme is Yacht Rock! So be sure to let your
happened to miss the event, it was inner rockstar shine with the delicious Rock n Rum specialty
Ginny Mermaid an evening where all of our mem- cocktail of the night.
bers became expert mixologists and
bartenders. There was a steep As mentioned, October is known for Trick or Treating, but at
competition, but the wonderful Meg LHPYC, we have planned a ghoul-tastic Trick or Tequila
Leben claimed all the bragging adult Halloween party and a Monster Bash for our youth. All
rights for the best drink after our haunted souls who decide to attend will have fabulous
everyone voted! As the winner, her specialty cocktails to enjoy, such as the Vampire Kiss, Field of
cocktail Skirts Up will be featured screams, and Hell Raiser margaritas. Our motto is Fun At The
as the drink of the month. I have to Club, and to ensure a fun time for all of you, we have also
say it is a must-try! If you are a fan crafted two fantastic mixed shots called Rosemary’s Baby and
of light and refreshing cocktails, the The Omen Baby. Be sure to try them all and let your wicked
Skirt Up is just for you. It is a beautiful infusion of lemon, side come out for the one haunted night of the year!
sage, gin, which is then topped with prosecco!
I invite you all to come and stop by the Club so you can savor
After many requests, I have also made the decision to feature all of our hand-crafted drink menus! Remember that Happy
the Ginny Mermaid, which was the most popular at the Hour is available Wednesday through Friday 4pm-6pm and
LHPYC table. The Ginny Mermaid is a beautiful cocktail Ladies Night on Saturdays from 4pm- close. Happy Hour on
Sunday is from 4pm-6pm. See you around beautiful people!
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Terminology for Food and Beverages
Quilquina or Yerba Porosa Yuzu Juice
A common plant in Mexico and Bolivia. It is grown by A Japanese citrus that is a main ingredient in Ponzu
planting its feathers and this causes the plant to sauce but is delicious if prepared correctly in a drink. It
rapidly grow over a large area. The taste is between has a strong ﬂavor so don’t use too much. My favorite
arugula, cilantro, and rue. Commonly used in salsa. drink to use it in is puree and strained English
Haricot Vert cucumber, add either sake or Hendricks’s gin, ½ oz of
Thin French Green Beans yuzu and some agave. Shake and serve.
Tamari Port Wine
A gluten-free Japanese soy sauce made by A Portuguese fortiﬁed wine produced in Douro Valley
fermenting soybeans. It is less salty than traditional in Northern Portugal. It is a sweet red wine usually
soy sauce. served as a dessert wine. LHPYC serves Dow’s 10 yr.
Xantham Gum Port Wine.
It’s added to foods as a thickener or stabilizer. It is Clamato Juice
made by fermenting simple sugars with a speciﬁc Tomato juice, sugar, spices, and dried clam broth.
bacteria. FDA considers it safe, but it is linked to Ouzu
respiratory and digestive system problems. It is known A dry anise – ﬂavored aperitif that is widely consumed
to help lower cholesterol. in Greece. Closely compared to Sambuca.
Lemon Balm White Claw
Is a perennial herb from the mint family. The leaves A refreshing hard seltzer with a hint of natural ﬂavors.
have a mild lemon aroma and is great to use with ﬁsh One can has 100 calories and 5% alcohol. Raspberry,
or pasta. Lime, Grapefruit and Blueberry are the ﬂavors we oﬀer
Swiss Chard at LHPYC available at the Tikibar.
Green leafy vegetable with high levels of nitrates Cachaca
which helps lower blood pressure. It can be eaten raw A distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice.
or cooked and it has a sweet, earthy, and a slightly It is close to being a rum but most rum is distilled from
bitter taste. molasses. Cachaca is popular in Brazil and is the spirit
used to make Caipirinha’s.
This wine is crafted with fruit grown in the highly prized Terre Di Valfredda vineyard, named
after the small valley in which it lies known by the locals as Valfredda or “Cold Valley”. The
ideal conditions for ripening Pinot Grigio are provided by the surrounding mountains and
perfect east/west exposure of the vineyard. The wine is lemony fresh and breezy on the nose,
with aromas of wet stone, apricot, pear, and Maraschino cherry. Ca’ Montini is rated 93 points
and is a favorite with many of our Members here in the Club. I would recommend pairing this
wine with our Trout Almondine, Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps with Asparagus Risotto,
Black Cod or our Pasta Night Buffet on Wednesdays.
BOO!!!!!! Have you talked to Gina yet??? Dates are becoming
The days are flush with the changing of the license plate hard to secure if you are interested in booking a
colors and the growing anticipation of the up-coming holiday party with us. If you are ready for a night
holiday season. There are many fun times ahead such as filled with good memories and a delicious menu book
The Commodore Change of Command Dinner, Chef your holiday parties now.
Shake Down, Golf Cart Parade, and of course Halloween. Your culinary and front of the house staff did a blind
My team and I are so excited for you all to enjoy our tasting of steaks from around the world. I’m proud to
crafted menus for these upcoming events! Please announce the results from that study revealed that the
reference page eight and nine to check it out. steaks we are eating now are superior to anything we
brought in special. With all this being said next time
As we all know we have been working on all the new you are dining in the dining room be sure to order our
menus for our rebirth into our new facility but I’m filet mignon!
thinking it’s time to change our menu that we serve daily.
I have spoken with a lot of you, and have listen to your Thank you all for your kind support.
feedback and menu ideas, which are all great suggestions
if I may say. Expect some changes in November!
Thank everyone for making our pasta night plus carving Ed McCabe
night popular again. Many have asked why we don’t do Executive Chef
specials on these nights. To be completely honest I did
not want to steal the thunder away from our delicious
buffets. However, chef specials are available on Friday
and Saturday nights. The specials can be reviewed in our
Friday eblasts or on our social media channels.
Recipe of the Month:
1 pound butter
10 ounces red bell peppers
10 ounces yellow bell peppers
10 ounces green bell peppers
10 ounces spanish onion
10 ounces celery
1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon dry english mustard
2 tablespoons worchesteshire sauce
1 tablespoon franks hot sauce
¼ cup dry sherry
1.5 pounds panko crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Heat sautee pan and sweat all vegetables in butter. They should not have any color. Then add sherry and
burn the liquid out. Add the rest of ingredients into pan minus the panko crumb. Simmer on low for 15
minutes. Then pour mixture over panko crumbs. Mix well and use the flavorful mixture to stuff shrimp or
top off any of your favorite fish dishes. I personally like to use the mixture on trout. Enjoy.
FROM THE MARINA
Hello, LHPYC boaters and marina residents. Allow I've always been a team player, and I'm always
me to introduce myself, my name is Toni Merlino, available to answer any questions or concerns that
and I couldn't be any happier to be a part of this new might arise in the future. I feel deeply committed
chapter in my life in joining the Lighthouse Point towards a great customer experience - and as well
Yacht Club family. I hope to get to know all of you on with all colleagues. I am committed to upholding the
a personal/professional level in the coming weeks high standards of LHPYC and helping to raise them
ahead. even higher.
For those of you who I have not met yet, my industry Toni Merlino
background dates to 2004 as the dockmaster of the Marina Director
Boca Resort Marina, but now newly named "The
Boca Raton”. My time there was well spent in honing
my craft and getting to know the many local yachts
and the transient yachts that regularly travel our
waterways. I already know many of you, which
is why I sought out this position. In this new
opportunity to work with all of you here at
Lighthouse Point, I will absolutely revel in.
I would like to introduce a fine fun couple to our Group and Yacht of the month.
- Commodore, Peter Hanssen
Hello, we are Steve and Dana Upshaw. Our vessel is
the Hullabaloo, a 58' Princess motor yacht. Our
vessel was only the third delivered in the US. We've
had her since April of 2021 after a nearly six-month
delay due to COVID. She is our third boat since
2017, and we LOVE her. After living in Florida for
nearly three years, we decided to jump in feet first
regarding boating. Instead of turning back on our
decision, we've never looked back and realized we
always needed more space to accommodate our
four kids, grandson, and friends. Our yacht's name
Hullabaloo comes from Steve's alma mater, Texas
A&M, meaning commotion and noise - in a great
We joined LHPYC in November of 2019 and were
thrilled to have a new home for our boat. We
quickly fell in love with LHP and decided to move
from Parkland, so while the boat was no longer at
the club, we still spent a lot of time on the dock with
We love the boat, the time we can enjoy on the
water with friends and family, and the new friends
we've met through the Cruise Group. The cruising
group has allowed us to travel with fellow members
and make memories we will forever cherish!
Commodore Peter Hanssen
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