The Club’s second annual fall golf outing was held at Rock Spring again on Monday, October 11th. 75 golfers, including many guests, participated on a rain-free and ultimately sunny day. Craig Mohr’s foursome of Brett Muney, Ron Dapuzzo and Dan Hearne took first place at 6 under par, followed by the Herons Four of Neil O’Keefe, Tim DeLorme, Darren Klein and Rich Mahadeen at -5. Also coming in at -5 was Tom and Brian Alati, Don Bowles and Jeff Bromley.
After an extremely successful Open House, the Club would like to welcome it’s 25+ new members! Included in that number are several junior members, almost all of whom are sons of current members, and they have formed their own team that will participate in the 2021 bowling season, which kicks off on September 21st.
Other upcoming events of note are the Club Fall Golf Outing at Rock Spring on October 11th (guests are welcome) and the Club BBQ Bash on October 17th, which is always a great time featuring delicious home cooked foods and is open to the public.
The Club has also signed up for the Toni’s Kitchen Food Drive, so food donations can be left inside the game room up until 11am on Sunday, September 26th.
It’s a great thing to be up and running again at full functionality after a very challenging year. We are really looking forward to moving forward with a recharged sense of energy and purpose.
The Club held its Annual Dinner and business meeting on the evening of June 3rd, after missing last year’s event due to the Covid shutdown. This was the first large event for membership in well over a year and it was gratifying to see so many familiar faces turn out. The main order of business was to assess the state of the Club in the aftermath of the pandemic, and to map a path moving forward. We lost a significant number of members because the Club was closed for many months, and the goal is to recoup those members and add many more by the Open House on September 9th.
New officers and trustees were also elected; Rick Montalto takes over as president, following two terms served by Bohdan Polanskyj; new Trustees are Avi Shvetz and Gimi Giustina, while Joe Cordasco and Bert Vecchiarelli agreed to serve another term.
The Club held it’s once-postponed Spring Golf Outing under glorious skies at Rock Spring Golf Club. A record 63 participants enjoyed a picture-perfect day of golf, lunch and prizes, won by the foursomes of Alex Comini and Craig Mohr. To top it off, we enjoyed the 19th hole at the grand reopening of the Rock, which just happened to begin as our rounds concluded.
Toucans Defeat Loons for Covid Bowling Title
In a fitting climax to the Club's Covid-truncated bowling season, the Toucans beat the Loons in two tightly contested games that were decided by a total of 15 points. We applaud all of the bowlers who came out to bowl every week under difficult circumstances, with no positive tests or ugly incidents. We are looking forward to the start of Summer Bowling on June 16th and a resumption of the full league in the fall.
The Commonwealth Club is fully open, with no additional capacity limitations, either indoors or outside on our porch or in our parking lot. We continue to follow current protocols and restrictions mandated by the State of New Jersey. Bowling is available. The board is staying on top of the situation and acting accordingly. Rentals of the Club are also available for events that fit the current guidelines. As vaccines continue to be widely distributed, we are expecting a full return back to some sort of normalcy. Those who are fully vaccinated are NOT required to wear a mask, while those who are not fully vaccinated should wear a mask.
We continue to act in full compliance with the CDC, local and state health authorities. We remain focused on preventing the spread of the virus and continue to act with an abundance of caution in our decisions pertaining to the health and safety of all who enter the club. The Club is being cleaned repeatedly from top to bottom during this time to further ensure the safety and well being of all who enter our doors.
Wishing you and your families health and safety and a swift end to this pandemic. Please go get your shot, stay safe, and be healthy!