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February Newsletter

Published by Melinda Sue Cobb, 2021-01-27 18:10:39

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VOLUME 7 BENVENEWS \"News from Benvenue\" Special Food & Beverage Issue A Message from the General Manager Michele Benton, CCM When engaging in conversation, at the Club or in the community, the most frequently asked question is, \"How is the Club doing?\" After the last year of managing through a pandemic, I could not imagine the positive achievements of the Club as I reflect on our fiscal year. Thanks again for the support of our membership and staff during this time. Here is the challenge, MEMBERSHIP, specifically in our aging demographics and decline in our membership rolls (see chart on page two). This chart, along with pertinent membership information, will focus our communications every month in the newsletter and weekly via email to place RECRUITMENT in the front of Members' minds. It is essential to the Club’s future to survive and toShpore,ivtrahete.iCoqunurseresisnti4tol0yn,0its.h,ehoCwludbohawse3g7e8t tdhueesre-pcaruyiitnmgemnetmofbneersw. Tmheemidbeearlsleinvethl efoFrRaOmNinTimOFumYOUR MIND? As I have said on many occasions, \"Membership renewal is the critical element to the Club's success, and only our MEMBERS can drive it.\" We need your help. The Club is establishing a Membership Growth Task Force, a volunteer effort to be Sales Leaders of our Club. Through short commitments of 30 minutes (in-person or virtual), we will establish a Think Tank of ideas to share with our membership. If you are interested in being a part of our Membership Growth Task Force, I would love to hear from you. Thank you for your continued support of Benvenue Country Club. We appreciate your membership, and it is a pleasure to serve you. All the best, MGeicnheerlaelBMeanntaogne, Cr/CCMOO

MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT Milestone Anniversary! February 2021 Lucy and Dillon Rose, Jr. – 20 Years Mark Perlmutter – 1st Year March 2021 Billie and Don Stallings – 30 Years Peggy and Tom Looney – 5 Years *FACT: 17 MEMBERS WILL BE CELEBRATING SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAYS IN 2021. THESE MEMBERS WILL TURN 75 AND QUALIFY FOR SENIOR STATUS. RESULTING IN A REDUCTION IN OPERATING DUES OF $17,600 Thank you for your support!

TENNIS MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR Save the Date 2021 USTA Tournament Schedule @ Benvenue Country Club Spring Slam March 27 & 28 Summer Smash June 19 & 20 Back to School Bash September 18 & 19 Turkey Trot November 13 & 14 Ages 8 – 18 Level 6 and Level 7

GOLF GOLF Ryan Keeter, PGA The 2021 Benvenue Golf Committee provides this brochure for Timing is everything your convenience to inform you of the golf events throughout in life and in golf. the 2021 golf seasons. This brochure includes golf event schedules and other pertinent information about the golf -Arnold Palmer program at Benvenue Country Club. Along with your 2021 Golf Events brochure, the golf shop will advertise events via e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, and signage posted in prominent locations in the clubhouse. Approximately 30 days before an event, the sign-up sheets will be posted on the tournament board inside the golf shop. The completed sheets will be taken down once the field is full or by the deadline. You may also register for most of the events via telephone and e-mail, [email protected]. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting our programs. We would also like to encourage your support of this year’s events. We have a full schedule of events for your golfing pleasure and look forward to seeing you at the Club. Don’t forget to leave your scorecards in the Golf Shop for posting. GOLF SCHEDULE February June MGA Social – Date and Time to be Announced Men’s Member-Guest Friday – Sunday, June 4th – 6th March US Open Tough Day 9 am – SG Peggy Kirk Bell Golf Tournament Green Aerification the Week of June 21st Saturday, March 27th and Sunday, March 28th TT July April US Amateur Qualifying Monday, July 19th Master’s Breakfast Tournament All Day Saturday, April 10th Junior Club Championship 9 am – SG Saturday and Sunday, July 27th – 29th USA South Thursday – Saturday, 22nd – 24th August TT Ladies Club Championship May Tuesday, August 17th and Thursday, August 19th TT Men’s Member-Member Saturday and Sunday, May 1st – 2nd September 9:30 am SG Draka Elevator Golf Outing Men’s Club Championship Thursday, May 13th Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th 12:30 pm – SG TT PGA Breakfast Tournament Ladies Member- Member Saturday, May 22nd Tuesday, September 21st 9 am – SG 9:30 am – SG Fall Glow Ball Tournament Saturday, September 25th 7:30 pm

GOLF GOLF SCHEDULE...Continued October Nash Community College Golf Tournament Friday, October 1st 8 am & 1 pm SG The PITT Friday, October 8th 1 pm – SG The Other Cup Friday and Saturday, October 29th and October 30th TT November No Scheduled Events December Golf Shop Christmas Party Tuesday, December 8th - 6 pm - Ballroom All Dates Subject to Change For More Information Benvenue Country Club Ladies Day: 18-holers: Tuesday & Thursday mornings starting at 9 am the entire season. Monday: The Golf Shop and Golf Course will be closed for maintenance. Golfers are welcome to walk the course starting at 4 pm, weather permitting. TT = Tee Times SG = Shot Gun DBL TS = Double Tee Start (#1 & #10 Tee) Denotes dates the course is closed ALL DAY. Professional Staff Ryan Keeter, PGA Head Golf Professional [email protected] Weeks Worsley, PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professional [email protected] FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram - @benvenueountry club Facebook – Benvenue country club Twitter - @benvenue_CC

BANQUET Banquet & Catering Mark Brown, Director of Sales nEovermnawl,itohr aaltl ltehaestunskonmoewsnesmthbalatnhcaevoefcnoomrmeawl,itinh tthhee nceoxrotnfaevwirmuso,nItahms. hTohpeerfeual rtehasteovuerrablaenvqeunettsabnodokceadteirnintghebusspirninegssanwdilltshoeofnalbl eisbloaockkintog quite promising. Additionally, the phone is ringing again with inquiries, and I am setting appointments to meet with potential brides and others that are planning special events. Things are definitely looking up! pI owsaintitvetofetehdabnakcekvaebryoountethtehactonotrednetreodf Cthherislutnmcahsblouxnecshabsowxeesll afosrtthheeairpopfefaicraenscteaofff,tchheudrcehcogrraotuepd, beotcxe. sin. DMeacneymtbhearn.ksI thoavDeebrebcieeiHvaegdgveertryy and Anne Kinnaird for helping me decorate the boxes! We are continuing this service! If you have a group that you’d like to thank or treat on Vinaclleundteinsea’stuDrakyeyorhAoadgmiein,ibsatrgagteivdegPoruorfmesesticohniaplss,Daabyr,oawbniiret,hadabyo,totlrereotfirweamteenr,ta, ocuhrolcuonlcahtebmoxinets, aarnedtihfedetsicirkeedt,! aWpeerhsaovnealansottaenfdraormd ybooux.thWaet can also customize a menu that will meet your personal tastes. I always enjoy hearing from BCC members and look forward to receiving your inquiries about social events, business meetings, and catering. With hopes that I’ll see you soon at the club, DMiraercktBorroowfnSales (252) 443-2141 ext. 106 – office (m2a5r2k)@9b5e5n-4ve7n1u7e–ccoeulnl



KITCHEN EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT PAUL MORRIS TAVONNE I was born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In 2010, I I love to cook and play games. I enjoy the outdoors started working in the restaurant business at Texas Steakhouse and sports. I am a very playful and carefree person. I Gateway. I have worked at many restaurants. The most notable wear my heart on my sleeve. ones being the Prime Smokehouse, Lou Reda's The American Table. I'm versed in many different styles and techniques to accommodate Fine Dining Service. Come check out Benvenue's Brunch!!! New Menu Items (Menus available on Next Page) Check out these fantastic new Lunch and Dinner dishes that Chef Micheal and Chef Alex came up with!


New Menus KITCHEN BRUNCH MENUS (AVAILABLE ONLY ON SUNDAY'S) Beer and Wine Purchase Policy Policy for Member Beer and Wine Purchases for off Premise Consumption Effective February 1st, 2021 all members of Benvenue Country Club may purchase Beer and Wine for personal off-premise consumption at a rate of Wholesale Cost to Club plus 20% markup and 6.75% tax. Example: If a case of wine, (12) bottles, were purchased as $10 per bottle the incurred cost would be 12*$10 or $120 plus $24 (20%) or $144 plus tax of $9.72 for a total of $153.00. To take advantage of this pricing all orders must be placed in advance to be delivered with our next standard order/delivery. Orders can be placed with Priscilla Whitaker @ 252-955-2946 or with Michael Williams @ 252-443-2141 ext. 108 or [email protected]. All purchases made on site without notice will incur full retail pricing with tax and service charge.

Upcoming Events KITCHEN Please call the club to make your reservations!!! 252-443-2141

FRIENDS OF THE VINE BEVERAGE APPRECIATION 2021 The BCC Food and Beverage team strives to provide wine and spirits of quality for the enjoyment at reasonable prices. The 2021 calendar includes wine dinners, tastings, and educational events to serve our members that enjoy and appreciate beverages and food. I am delighted at the continued success of the Benvenue Country Club Friends of the Vine Beverage Appreciation Club. This club affords all members the opportunities to not only enhance their knowledge, awareness, and enjoyment of food and beverage but also to enjoy the company of friends and fellow members who are also passionate about the subject. I am confident you will find value and enjoyment as a member of the BCC Friends of the Vine Beverage Appreciation Club, and I look forward to seeing you at the many events the Club will be presenting. Here is a toast to you, Michael Williams Director of Food Beverage/Executive Chef Beverage Appreciation Club Membership $125 per person for February 2021 through January 2022. Membership automatically renews unless notified before February 1st. Beverage Appreciation Club Benefits One Free Gourmet Dinner a year, reservations required. All Tasting Tables are complimentary. Please invite a guest to join you @ only $15pp up to 4 guests. Annual Gift and featured discounted products throughout the year. 20% off Bottles of Wine when you Dine at the Club. $20 off on all other Friends of the Vine Beverage Appreciation Club events.

FRIENDS OF THE VINE BEVERAGE APPRECIATION 2021 2021 Calendar Events opened to all Members of Benvenue Country Club. The club will be happy to discount the price of the dinner events by $15 if you request not to participate in beverage pairing. Featured Dinners - 6:30 pm - Social 7:15 pm - Dinner Service The format of these events is a sit-down plated course meal. The pairing of the food and beverage will showcase the diverse tastes of the seasons with an immersive, interactive evening for culinary and beverage appreciators. No substitutions with the exception of health or religion. $65 per person - $85 for Non-Beverage Club Members and Guests. We reserve the right to change the prices on an event. Location to be announcedbefore the event date based on attendance. February 25th– “Wine of Italy” with Liz Hull of Kellogg Wine Selections. Join Liz as we sample wine from several different regions and producers such as a sparkling Verdicchio from Marche, Italy and a Sangiovese from Tuscany. Featuring well-crafted dishes from our culinary team embracing traditional Italian cuisine. March 26th - “JP BOUGEOIS Women Winemakers” Jamie Trott, of JP Bourgeois, introduces us to some of the world’s brightest women winemakers. Hailing from France these notable ladies are crafting some of the finest wines available and we are excited to toast them during Women’s History Month. Paired with a French inspired and SE North Carolina influenced menu this is sure to be an event to remember. April 23rd – “QUEEN OF WINES” Tour de France! Join Laure Levesque as we tour different regions of France and sample foods from that region expertly paired to compliment. Always a sellout be sure to get your reservation in early!! May 27th –“Pedroncelli Vineyards” with Matt Corson of Coastal Beverage Disturbing 90 years of winemaking in Sonoma County that included surviving Prohibition. 4th generation winemakers continue a legacy of sustainability and crafting award winning wines. June 24th – “Fess Parker Vineyards” Elizabeth Cooper, National Sales Director for Fess Parker Winery, and Advanced Sommelier joins us to share the small-production, family-owned and operated (in every sense of the words) business, focusing on boutique, predominantly estate wines from both their home ranch in Los Olivos and their vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.

July 29th - Weldon Mills “Tiki-Luau” Join Bruce Tyler, Co-Owner of Weldon Mills Distilling, and BCC Member for an exciting and educational Cocktail extravaganza. Enjoy “sunshine and island breeze inspired” cocktails and food stations, Island music, and warm friends. Dress in your favorite Bahama/Buffet shirt or Lua Cocktail Dress and Sandals and soak up the fun and sun! August 28th- “Michael David Winery” John Boshart, Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, with Michael David wines brings 26 years in the field to represent 2020’s American Winery of the Year. Brothers Michael and David Philips are 5th generation grows whose family has cultivated the Lodi region of California for nearly a Century. September 24th – “Trinchero Family Estates, Heritage Wines” Welcome back to our good friend, and wine importer Laurence Vuelta, Join Laurence for a beautiful evening of culinary delights and wonderful stories as we will explore TFE’s Heritage Collection which is comprised of small family-owned producers that are estate grown and estate bottled. Some of these gems will include: Ziata by Karen Cakebread, Neyers Family Wines, Bravium Anderson Valley, and Trinchero Napa Valley. Don’t miss out on what will be an enchanting and engaging event altogether!” October 21st - “Fall Flavors and Aromas” Wine Dinner presented by Inez Ribustello, President of Tarboro Brewing Company and co-owner of On the Square, she is an advanced sommelier who placed Second Runner-Up in the Best Sommelier in American competition help in NYC in 2009. Her proudest achievements are being a wife to Stephen and a mother to Cynthia & Stephen. A local celebrity, and Eastern North Carolina girl, Inez shares her knowledge and passion for the industry. November 18th - “Big Time” Wine Event” We are lucky to be joined by friends and members Sarah and Ryan Hicks of Bin and Barrel! This is a wait and see event as Sarah and Ryan will spend most of the year researching the best and brightest vineyards to showcase the fruits of their labor here @ BCC. Always a sellout, reserve your table well in advance. December 17th “A Night In Paris Black Tie Event” The “Queen of Wines” Laure Levesque returns for a don’t miss blow out year end event. Break out the Tux’s and Ball Gown’s and help us make this a night to remember!!

Educational Session - 6 pm Class starts at 6 pm and lasts one hour. Each Educational session will have a featured host speaker and specific subject. An appetizer is offered during the class. All members are encouraged to make reservations and stay for dinner. Complimentary for FOV Members ~$10 per person for BCC Club Members and Guests February 11th “THE ART OF BLENDING” with Laure Levesque the “Queen of Wine” A new educational and interactive tasting workshop called “The Art of Blending”, during which participants learn what each varietal brings to the blend, and then get to create different blends. Guests are invited to follow expert guidelines to craft the first ones, before cresting their owns with hand selected single varietal wines we provide. March 4th – UNDERSTANDING CABERNET with Steve Eudy of Empire Distributors Explore different concepts on producing, blending and maturation of Cabernet Sauvignon from boutique as well as recognized producers. Learn the affects that barreling and aging this varietal manipulates the bouquet and flavor profiles and how they change in the bottle. April 15th – RHONE VARIETALS with Laurence Vuelta of Trinchero Family Estate Our good friend Laurence Vuelta will educate us on the “Rhone Rangers”. Grapes including Syrah, Petite Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. The wines are often combined to produce some of the worlds best “GSM Blends”. May 5th – TEQUILA EDUCATION with Frank Price of Republic National Distributing Company Frank will explain the History of Tequila, as well as manufacturing and aging factors that influence the profiles of Agave as it ages covering Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo. No sombreros required. June 3trd– PINOT NOIR with Matt Corson from Burgundy to Willamette Matt will showcase the differences found in Pinot’s from around the globe. Climate really affects production and Maat explain why some areas are more renown than others! July 8th – ROSE FOR DAY’S Ben Hudson of JB Mutual will bring Rose’s that will help you beat the heat. Ben will feature several different varietals of Ros including still and sparkling versions for you Summer sippers! August 12th HOPFLY with Cameron Schulz Tasting and education of one of Rocky Mounts top brewer/owners. Cam will describe techniques and ingredients used to produce some of the highest quality brews in the region. September 2nd CAUSE AND EFFECT - Laurence Vuelta will help us understand the science behind pairing wine and food, and how what we pair impacts our palate. October 7th – WELDON MILLS with Bruce Tyler - We will discover the history of the Mill as well as production methods for the Distillery’s soon to be famous products and Guest Bartender Chris Capp creating some exciting cocktails. November 4th – HOLIDAY PAIRINGS Join Matt Corson of Coastal Beverage as he educates us the perfect pairings for your holiday events as well as some myth busting on what to pair with Holiday staples! DON'T MISS OUT! Drawing for a Free Beverage Appreciation Membership – At the April 23rd’s Gourmet Dinner all members of the Friends of the Vine Beverage Appreciation Club active members will be entered into a drawing for a credit back to your BCC bill for annual dues for the 2019. If you are attending the dinner we double up and give you a credit of $250 one-time credit on your monthly bill. If your name is selected and you are not present you receive $125 one-time credit on your monthly bill. Interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Vine Beverage Appreciation Club contact Mark Brown or Chef Michael Williams.

Thank you for your participation and support in our Auction to raise money for NC Restaurant workers. With your help, we raised $3,500.00 We thank you for everything you do and your support for the club!!!! Benvenues Country Club Relations Committee: (From Left to Right: Marvin Lewis, Shana Batts, Leta Lacey, Weeks Worsely, Michele Benton, Donna Ellis, Michaela Powell, Crystal Harriss ( Not pictured- Donald Hill and Paul Morris) A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO BULLUCK FURNITURE, DAVENPORT AUTO, TGN PEARLS, WELDON MILLS, LOCAL ARTISTS- RAY MARTIN, JESSICAPIERCE, AND MARION WEATHER FOR OUR AUCTION ITEMS!


BCC Management Team BOARD MEMBERS Michele Benton, CCM General Manager 252.443.2141 ext 103 [email protected] Mark Brown Director of Sales 252.443.2141 ext. 106 [email protected] JOHN TURNAGE SYLVIA HARISS GRAY DAUGHTRIDGE KEN BURNETTE Melinda Outlaw Restaurant Floor Manager Past President President Vice President 2nd Vice President 252.443.2141 ext. 109 [email protected] David Jacob, CGCS Golf Course Superintendent 252.443.7334 [email protected] KEN SAWYER MARLO WILLIAMS JAY GARDNER WILL H. NOBLE, JR. GEORGE VARGHA Ryan Keeter, PGA Golf Professional Finance Commitee Secretary/ By-Laws Chair House Commitee Chair Golf and Green Commitee House Commitee 252.443.3926 [email protected] Willie Mason Assistant Clubhouse Manager 252.452.6202 [email protected] KEITH BECK MATT PASZEK RUSTY EDMUNDSON SARAH DIXON ANNE KINNAIRD Charlie Palmer Director of Tennis Treasurer Golf and Green Commitee Golf and Green Commitee Pool Commitee Chair Fitness Commitee Chair 252.955.3958 The mission of Benvenue Country Club is to [email protected] provide its members, their families, and guests with unmatched services in golf, Charles Tantun tennis, dining, and fitness that combines Controller camaraderie and fun with tradition and elegance. 252.443.2141 ext. 102 [email protected] Michael Williams Director of Food and Beverage/ Executive Chef 252.443.2141 ext. 108 [email protected] Alex Mikos Executive Sous Chef [email protected] Priscilla Whitaker Beverage Manager 252.443.2141 ext. 116 [email protected] Crystal Hariss Pool Manager [email protected] Check us out! page 02

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