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February 2018 Newsletter

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BROOKFIELD COUNTRY CLUB ClubFebruary 2018 News INSIDE THIS ISSUE Letter from the GM pg 2 Membership News pg 3 Around the Clubhouse pg 4/5 February Events pg 6 Spring Happenings pgs 7/8 Save the Date pg 9 Junior Golf pgs 10-13 Feb/March Calendar pg 14 April/May Calendar pg 15

February 2018 Brookfield country clubDlike to begin by saying I am honored toear Members, Letter from the GMAs I write this first newsletter, I wouldhave been selected as the General Manager of Brookfield Country Club. I promise I will give you my best, be honest,and work to get to know each and every one of the great members of Brookfield Country Club.I began full time on January 2, 2018 and I believe we are out to a great start. A few items that we have accomplished sofar include undertaking a full member comparative analysis of Brookfield and other clubs in the area, and withparticipation of the Membership Committee and Board of Directors, have developed and introduced our new directionto grow our membership. We have already enrolled 5 new members!Chef Dan has introduced his new menu with the participation of the House Committee. We will rotate our menus 3times a year, and will feature 4 weekly specials as well. We had our member appreciation and new member prospectevent, that featured samplings of our new menu. As a result, 150 members had a great time! We have scheduled a secondmembership appreciation event for March 22nd featuring an Italian theme night, music, and great member comradery (seeenclosed details). We have re-committed our club to growing our weddings, catering events, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, andoutside tournaments.We have made a few staffing changes, and I would like to introduce two new key staff members:Lisa Alessi, Director of Catering and Sales. Lisa’s role will be to build our wedding, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, large eventbusiness, outside tournaments, and member events. I have had the privilege of working with Lisa for almost 12 years atFox Valley and Lancaster Country Club. She is a very productive and accomplished professional, as well as a great person.I’m sure you will enjoy having her at Brookfield, and working with her.Edward O’Donnell has come on board as our Director of Food and Beverage to work along side of Christina and ChefDan. Edward will focus on member experience, and quality of service in all our food and beverage outlets. Edward beganhis career as a chef with Oliver’s, Hutch’s, and was the Executive Chef at Brierwood Country Club. In addition, he servedas Food & Beverage Director, then moved to Food and Beverage Director at Lancaster Country Club. Edward workedwith the Chophouse, and was part of the Curtiss Hotel opening. Finally, he returned back to Lancaster Country Club andnow has joined us at Brookfield Country Club. I have also had the privilege of working with Edward over a 12-15 yearspan, and I’m sure you will find him to be very friendly, knowledgeable, and an outstanding individual,Our immediate plan: -We will re-build our membership. -Provide the best possible member experience for you-our members. -We will maximize our revenue segments in outside tournaments, weddings, Bar and Bat mitzvahs, and large catering events. -We will build fun and successful member events -We will focus on quality and service across the entire club -We will manage with efficient and best club cultural practices to gain the most responsible outcome day-to-day in the financial performance. -We will ask all the great members of Brookfield to be a partner in our success by being great ambassadors and promoting your club.Along the way, we will make mistakes, but we will acknowledge them, apologize, and work on improving them.Thank you for all your support, kind words, and a very warm welcome in my first 30 days!Mark A. Maier“A Club- an organization of people with a common purpose or interest who meet regularly and share activities, fun, oneand other, promote and support that club.” 2

February 2018 Brookfield country club Please welcome the following membership new members: Do you know a prospectiveMr. Brian J. Bocketti candidate for membership? The process is really very Spouse: (Michelle M. Bocketti) simple for you, and the candidate. All we ask is that if you think of Golf- Resident + Family someone you know who likes to golf or is interested in the Club lifestyle– may it be aMr. Charlie N. Goldman business associate, social acquaintance, friend, neighbor, or family member - just Spouse: (Meghan Goldman) forward us their name and contact information and we’ll begin the Golf—Resident following process: Dr. Richard D. Medico • We will send your prospective member an invitation to membership with a current Spouse: (Christina M. Medico) membership offer • After giving the prospective member a Golf- Executive chance to review the membership materials, we will reach out and invite theDr. Gregory J. Panuccio prospect for a tour of Brookfield. We will show your prospect all aspects of the Club Spouse: (Michelle R. Panuccio) and will spend time discussing the costs and commitment Golf- Jr. Executive • From that point we will proceed with advanced discussion that may require golf,Mr. Michael B. Santa Maria dinner or attending an event Golf- Junior You have done a tremendous job in for- warding names! We thank you for your in-A special thank you to Mr. Paul Cody vestment in your club, and we will continue the following members Mr. Kevin Corcoran to concentrate our efforts continually who have passed along Mr. Michael Ervolina, Jr. throughout the year. If you have any ques- information for Mr. Robert Gauchat tions or names, feel free to contact me at prospective members your convenience. during the month of January: Mr. Evan Giokas Mr. Mark Karrer Best, Mr. Darrel Lloyd, Jr. Lisa Harris, Mr. Joe Mallare Director of Membership & Marketing Mr. Tom McArdle Mr. Nick Miller 3 Mr. William Montague Mr. Brendan Murphy Mr. Angelo Natale Mr. Michael Ovitt Mr. Martin Pecoraro Mr. Stuart Scheff Mr. Steve Schop Mr. Sal Sciandra Mr. Dennis Szymkowiak Mr. R. Steven Ulmer Mrs. Laura Zaepfel Mr. Rob Zuchlewski

February 2018 Brookfield country clubAround the ello everybody! Many thanks for supporting our clubClubhouse throughout the holiday season and wintery weather. Brookfield’s management team and House & Entertainment Hcommittees are gearing up and planning for our spring & summer calendar. It’s going to be a fun and exciting season, filled with won-derful events for all, adults, children and families!I have been listening and sharing your feedback with our culinary, service and professional team to ensure that wemaintain and enhance Brookfield’s culture, past, present and future! With our new culinary team in place I am confidentwe have turned to our clubs next chapter.My GOAL is quite simple; “To Foster Club Community” The reason clubs exist is to bring the membershiptogether, as well as to create a harmonious and interesting environment for dining and recreational facilities for all toexperience and enjoy.I will continue with staff development and training to deliver a member experience that will exceed everyone’sexpectations, and will work closely with the House and Entertainment Committees, and General Manager Mark Maier,to create a clear and concise vision for BCC. This includes finding and promoting Brookfield’s niche in our memberslives, and implementing luxury experiences for Brookfield while creating a sustainable culture.On January 10th, we held a training and service seminar for the entire service team. The staff was engaged and enjoyedthe seminar and are excited to serve all our guests as they are ready to move into our upcoming busy season!I am excited and I have a great vision where this journey will take all of us and I look forward to seeing you around theclub!Sincerely,Christina Bennett, your Clubhouse Manager Kitchenn behalf of the kitchen staff I would like to say thank you to the members of Brookfield for welcoming not only myself but also all the members of the culinary team who have joined us here. I am comfortable speaking for all of us when I say how glad weOare to be here. It has been over a month now, and we are all aware of the challenges ahead and we are ea- ger to not only meet them but well surpass them. We have been receiving a lot of feedback in regards to the new menu, and please keep it coming. We as a staffwill continue to grow and challenge ourselves to come up with new and more interesting dishes in hopes of wowingyou and your guests. I would also like to thank the membership for their support and participation on New Years Eve and otherevents in the last two months. Also, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming events at the club.Sincerely, CateringDaniel Galvin, Executive ChefHello members! I am Lisa Alessi, the new Director of Catering and Sales. I am very excited to be here and am looking forward to meeting every- one and your families.I have a strong country club background, as I have been in the country club industry for the last 20 years. Please stopby to say hello and introduce yourself. In no time, I will remember everyone!Please feel confident to refer your friends and family for any kind of event or milestone. We have a fabulous team totake care of all your needs and details. Once again, I am extremely happy to be here and a part of such a beautifulcountry club.See you around the club!Lisa Alessi 4

February 2018 Brookfield country clubF00d & Beverage AccountingDear Members, As you may know, Food & I would like to share with all of Thank you to all for the warm Beverage Minimums are our members that Brookfield welcome at the member consolidated for the months offers an auto-pay option forappreciation party in January. It was a pleasure of January—March. your monthly statement.meeting so many of you and I look forward to The first letter of your last name fallsmeeting everyone at Brookfield. into 1 of 3 cycles, and you have until the All you need to do is fill out an ACH following date to use your winter authorization form and on the 25th ofHaving started on the culinary end of the minimum: each month the accounting office willbusiness working at Oliver's, Hutch's, and withdraw the amount due directlyTsunami, and then moving into Management at A-G March 31st from whatever account you designateChophouse, Brierwood CC, Lancaster CC and H-O April 10th on the form.The Curtiss Hotel. I look forward to working P-Z April 20thwith Christina and Chef Dan to continue to If you are interested in the ACHincrease the level of Food & Beverage that you Á la carte dining in the Grill is not the payment option, please contact Sue orhave come to expect and deserve, as well as only way to enjoy good food and good Jill in the accounting office atexceptional service and first class member times. Attending one of our popular (716)632-2500 extension 12 or 13 toexperience. Club events listed in this booklet is one get the form. of the easiest ways to use yourEdward O’Donnell minimum. - Accounting DepartmentDirector of Food and Beverage Be sure to sign up early for your favorite events so that the Club can properly prepare.BuildingMaintenanceDear Members, It was so nice meeting so many of you at the Membership Appreciation Event last week.I accepted the Building Maintenance Supervisor position at Brookfield 9 months ago. A little background on me; I have18 years of experience in building maintenance and a vast array of skills in the trades field. I also have a StateCertification in Commercial and Residential Electricity.The goal of the maintenance department is to work diligently on cost saving strategies, energy savings, preventativemaintenance throughout the whole building, to minimize unexpected costs and to be proactive on anticipated costsavings.Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] You,Nicholas A. Pellegrino 5

February 2018 Brookfield country club Table for Two Valentine’s À la Carte Features Spice up your Valentine’s Day by First celebrating in advance Fried Goat Cheese Saturday onion marmalade, honey, toasted garlic crostini February 10th, 2018 Raw Surf & Turf in the Grill Room scallop crudo with orange, radish, and dill Featuring à la carte food and beverage specials that both you seasoned beef carpaccio roll and your sweetheart will love. Main Surf & Turf for Two (2) char-grilled four-ounce filet & (2) four-ounce cold water lobster tail Tomato Risotto parmesan & tomato herbed risotto, with roasted vegetables and aged balsamic Lamb Chop sous vide lamb chop, sweet potato & cranberry hash Rib Eye char-grilled, coffee crusted, bone-in rib eye, wilted spinach, with a sunny side up egg Dessert Vanilla Crème Brule Chocolate Lava Cake Cake Pops“First Lady” Happy Hour Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM Ladies and gentlemen, come out and have a drink with Annette Kajtoch, the 2018 Women's Association President. Dutch Treat Cocktails | Complimentary hors d'oeuvres.We hope you can join us for à la carte dinner to follow. 6

February 2018 Brookfield country clubSpringHappenings STC. EPLAETBRRICAKT’SIODNAY Thursday SaturdayMarch 15, 2018 March 17, 2018 5:00– 9:00 PM 5:30-9:00 PM in the Grill in the ballroom Kick off the first round of theNCAA Division I Basketball Tournament Featuring Irish Dancers at Brookfield and Festive Music The Lineup Soup &Salad Station Complete Salad Bar w/ Irish Soda Bread &Assorted Breads Chili Sliders SoupsWings Pretzels Beer cheese | Potato Leek | Guinness stewTacos Deluxe Spuds Action Station Food Carved Corned Beef &Cabbage | Stations Carved salmon with whiskey glaze with all Salted Boiled Herb Buffett | Bangers &Mash the toppings potatoes Braised Carrots &Onions | Lamb Sheppard’s PieSalad Sundaes Seare(dBrLoalisleipdoCpaLbabCmaogblecC&ahnoMnposansh-|eBdoPxoPttyaan–tcoa(ekpseo)st)ato $21.99++pp ( Sausage PDotubaltuobesC,odBdalceo-n, Onions) Plus Dessert and coffee station Drink Specials & Dutch Treat Adults $24.99 ++pp Specialty CocktailsSlam Dunk | Bloody Bull | Alley-OOP Children $12.99++pp Adult Milkshakes | Root Beer Float Please RSVP by March 15 Please note: The Grill Room will close at 4 pmCollegiate jerseys encouraged! this evening 7

February 2018 Brookfield country clubMEMBER APPRECIATION SERIESAn evening in “Little Italy” $24.99++ Adults $12.99++ ChildrenThursday, March 22, 2018 5:30 P M– 8:30 P M Salad Staion AppetizersMozzarella Salad, Arugula Salad Assorted Pizza, Antipasto, Vegetables, Bruschetta topping, Olive Tapenade,Marinated Mushrooms, Caponata Cheese Display Hot Station Action Stations Lasagna, Meatballs, Assorted Pasta & Sauces,Vegetable Lasagna, Porchetta, Sunday Sauce Stuffed Haddock DessertAmaretto Cheese Cake, Cannoli, Italian Cookies, Semifreddo Each station includes complimentary wine tastingsFT. LIVE MUSIC BY MICHAEL NUGENT This event will be held in lieu of à la carte dining Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Sunday, April 1, 2018 FeaturingSeatings available 10:30 AM– 3:00 PM Omelet and Waffle Stations Egg Hunt 12:30 PM Salad Bar Carving: Petting Zoo 11 AM– 2 PM Honey Glazed Ham | Prime Rib Adults: $34.99++ Salmon En-croutAges 4 -11 : $17.99++ 3 & under : Free Kids Buffet Please note: The Club will close at 3:00 PM French Toast Mac-n-Cheese | Chicken Nuggets Bacon & Sausage | Scrambled Eggs Buffet Scrambled Eggs |Sausage & Bacon Country Breakfast Potatoes |Eggs Benedict Crème Brule French toast |Rice Pilaf Mashed Potato with Gravy |Chicken Française Lazy Pierogi | Seafood Scampi | Buttered Carrots Roasted Asparagus Dessert Display with Coffee & Tea 8

February 2018 Brookfield country clubSave the dateVIEWING LADIES PARTY NIGHTS Sunday, April 8, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:00 PM & Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Can’t make it to Augusta?Watch the final round of The Masters Ladies, stay tuned for more details on Ladies Night in April and our at Brookfield and enjoy a Annual Opening Reception in May deluxe buffet. We will also feature a Pot-of-Gold drawing and skills contest!4TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY KENTUCKY BRUNCHDERBY PARTY BUFFET Saturday, May 5, 2018 Sunday, May 13, 2018 Seatings available 5:00 PM 10:30 AM– 3:00 PMDust off your fancy hat and get ready for those Mint Juleps, Show your mom how much you care the Derby Party is back! by inviting her to Brunch at Brookfield! As always, buffet will feature adult and kid-friendly selections. Please note: The Club will close at 3:00 PM 9

February 2018 Brookfield country clubHello and welcome to the 2018 Golf Season at Brookfield Junior Golf Country Club. I’m excited to introduce the Junior Golf Options that are available to the Children and Grandchildren of Brookfield Country Club members.We realize the summer season is full of demands on everyone’s schedule and with that in mind we havedesigned offerings that should allow everyone to find just the right fit. Please read the enclosed flyers and theinformation below to learn about our new programs.PGA Junior LeagueSweeping the country in growth and popularity, PGA Junior League is an opportunity for children ages 8through 13 to participate in a non-competitive team atmosphere while playing in a 2 person-scrambleformat. Players will wear bright colored, numbered team jersey’s, and competeagainst local clubs in our division under the supervision of Tony Saccomanno,PGA Assistant Professional. PGA Junior League welcomes parent spectatorsand is perfect for children who want to have fun on the golf course in a teamatmosphere, without the pressure of individual play.Saturday & Sunday afternoons will be our primary play dates and matches willbegin in mid to late May and conclude in early July. Team members will alsohave scheduled supervised practices to prepare players for on course play.Team rosters are limited to 16 players and will fill up quickly, so anyone interested should contact Tony orChip at the email addresses listed below.Tony Saccomanno – [email protected] Clover - [email protected] Country Club Junior Academy powered by Operation 36Our Professional Staff is pleased to introduce Brookfield’s brand-new academy for the 2018 Golf Season.Powered by Operation 36, we are very excited to bring a new style of learning to Brookfield under thedirection of PGA Assistant Professional, Tommy Walter.Children ages 7-16 will have a combination of Match Days (play days), Academies (clinics) and open supervised practice sessions under the guidance of the Professional Staff. The new Jr Academy offers programs for children ages 5 & 6 called the Future 36ers and then a program for all children ages 7 to 16. The concept of our new learning is to teach our children from the green out. In other words, our youngestchildren will begin play at 25 yards out from the green. When a child can score 36 or better for 9 holes of playfrom that distance, they will graduate to 50 yards. This will be the natural progression moving all the wayback to 200 yards. We are excited about teaming up with Operation 36 to provide our children with amore interactive learning experience, including an Operation 36 app that will allow ourchildren to chart their progress through the course of the season.We have created two levels to choose from and hope that one of these programs fits into your summer plans.Come join the fun and be a part of our new Brookfield Junior Academy powered by Operation 36. 10

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February 2018 Brookfield country clubWe proudly announce our Club’s participationin PGA Junior League Golf!PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under,to enjoy the game of golf. Like other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys andplay on teams with friends. Players compete under the direction of a PGA Professional Captain in apopular two-person scramble format, which reinforces the team concept and creates a nurturingenvironment for learning the game.Each junior receives two jerseys, golf balls, and PGA Jr. League bag tags. Format is a 9-Hole Scrambleand all participants get to play in every competition, including 5 to 6 regular season matches pluscoaching/practice. Additionally, there is opportunity for advancement to post-season and All-Starteams. Registration: Parents can sign up their child beginning February 1, 2018 April 30, 2018 is the Registration deadline. Schedule: May – June: Regular Season August: Postseason Qualifiers and Section Championships September: Regional Championship October: PGA JR. League National Championship How to Register: For more information, please contact Tony Saccomanno, PGA Assistant Professional at Brookfield CC via email: [email protected] or call Brookfield Golf Shop at (716) 632-2050. We will provide you a website username and password to register your son/ daughter. As soon as teams are formed, the team coach will contact you about the schedule. 13

February 2018 Brookfield country club February 2018Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 29 30 3 28 31 1 2 Ladies Bridge 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Club Closed Club Closed Club Closed Valentine’s Day Specials in the Grill 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Club Closed Club Closed Club Closed New Lunch 23 Valentine’s Day Menu launches 2 and in the Grill Friday Ash Wednesday 2 18 19 20 21 22 24 3 Club Closed Club Closed Club Closed Book Club 6:30 PM “Big Little Lies” 25 26 27 28 1 Club Closed Club Closed Club Closed March 2018Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday 26 25 27 28 1 3 Ladies Bridge 45 67 8 9 10 Club Closed Club Closed Club Closed 16 17 St. Patrick’s Day 11 12 13 14 15 Celebration– Grill Closed at Club Closed Club Closed Club Closed March 4:00 PM Madness 5:00PM 23 24 18 19 20 21 22 Club Closed Member 30 31 Club Closed Club Closed M6AS:tn0oen0ceuktPiahnMloglder’s Appreciation 14 First Day of 27 28 Night Spring! Club Closed “Little Italy” Grill Closed at 25 26 4:00 PM 29 Club Closed Club Closed

February 2018 April 2018 Brookfield country club Complete calendar to followSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 45 6 7 Easter Brunch & Ladies Bridge Egg Hunt10:30 AM–3:00 PMClub closed at 4:00 PM 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Club Closed Club Closed 20 21The MastersViewing Party 2:00 PM 15 16 17 18 19 Club Closed Club Closed 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Club Closed Club Closed Ladies Night 29 30 1 2345 Club Closed May 2018Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 30 29 1 23 45 Ladies Bridge Men’s Member/ Member Mixer Kentucky Derby Party 5:00 PM 67 89 10 11 12 Club Closed Ladies Opening Cocktail Party 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Opening StagMother’s Day Brunch Club Closed 10:30 AM– 3:00 PMClub Closed at 3:00 PM 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pool Open Member Club Closed 11 AM– 7 PMOpening Gala 27 28 29 30 31 1 2Pool Open Memorial Day Club Closed11 AM– 7 PM Club OPEN Pool Open 11 AM– 7 PM 15

Brookfield Country Club5120 Shimerville RoadClarence, NY 14031-1428Did you know that you can make reservations for Club Events online? Visit our website today to start signing up for your favorite events!Brookfield Management & Administrative Team 716-632-2500Mark Maier - General Manager [email protected] ext.15Christina Bennett - Clubhouse Manager [email protected] ext.16Jessica Allan - Executive Assistant [email protected] ext.10 ext.12Jill Greco - Accounting [email protected] ext.13 [email protected] ext.14Sue Mis - Controller ext.16 ext.19Lisa Alessi - Director of Catering & Sales [email protected] ext.20Edward O’Donnell - Director of Food & Beverage [email protected] ext.35Daniel Galvin - Executive Chef [email protected] ext.36Chip Clover - Head Golf Professional [email protected] Pellegrino - Maintenance Manager [email protected] 716-634-5345Lisa Harris - Director of Membership & Marketing [email protected] 716-632-1452 716-632-6199Adam Mis - Grounds Superintendent [email protected] Wilkie - Pool Director [email protected] [email protected] Shop 716-632-2050 | Pool 716-632-1452 | Tennis 716-632-6199

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