Dear Glenbrook Club Members,
We hope you and your families are well and looking forward to a wonderful, more normal summer at Glenbrook. We have much to share with you about our off-season work and plans for 2021, including two important announcements.
Club Access for Renters of Member Homes
At our Club Board meeting yesterday, March 29, we reviewed GHOA’s recent changes to renters’ policy as they relate to the Club and unanimously approved a new policy consistent with GHOA’s 30-day minimum. Effective immediately, only renters of member homes who rent for a minimum period of 30 days will be eligible to use the Club. This policy applies to all Club members. The Club’s other existing fees and policies regarding renters remain unchanged, including the renters access fee, registration requirement, same-day reservations, and limits to party size for golf and dining.
New Fall/Winter Club Dining Program
We are excited to announce that the Board also approved a preliminary plan to open the Clubhouse for dinner on several weekends in October 2021 through February 2022. We are working on the details and dates, so please stay tuned.
2021 Season Calendar
Attached is the calendar for the upcoming season, which is of course subject to change. The calendar includes many Glenbrook traditions as well as new events and activities that reflect your input and our efforts to improve the Club program.
- The golf course opens on May 1.
- Memorial Day BBQ on Saturday, May 29, weather permitting.
- Lunch at the bar and Take and Bake on June 2, 3, and 4.
- Clubhouse opens fully for the season on June 12.
- Glenbrook Scramble, formally Nine and Dine, every Thursday.
- Trunk shows at the Golf Shop.
- Monday morning Yoga.
- Casual Wednesday evening buffet dinners.
- Glenbrook Best Ball and Skins Games on Fridays.
- Special BBQ lunch for our junior golfers on July 18.
- Women’s Tips and Sips on Tuesdays.
- Special live musical performances on August 7 and 14.
Commitment to Financial Sustainability
On February 22, the Board approved and adopted the 2020 Long-Range Plan, concluding a year-long effort with the participation of our members. The key financial goals of the Plan are to manage the Club to a sustainable financial operating performance, with a positive annual net cash flow, and to maintain reserves adequate for both annual operating and forecasted capital expenses.
As you may remember, we have not increased annual dues since 2019. In February 2020, the Board approved a 7% increase, but facing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and its impact on the Club, the Board subsequently postponed the 2020 dues increase.
To help achieve our financial goals for 2021, member annual dues will increase 9% to $3,050 and there will be a $500 per membership reserve assessment.
Please look for your invoice in mid-April, which will include both annual dues and the assessment for reserves.
Other Initiatives of the Long-Range Plan
Here is an update on the other major projects outlined in the Plan:
- Golf course irrigation system: We completed the emergency repair to the irrigation pipe and electrical conduit in the Lake in October 2020.
- New maintenance building: Plans, permits, and bids for replacing the golf maintenance shed with a new building are underway with construction likely to begin in September 2021.
- Golf materials storage area: Clean-up of the storage/maintenance area at the back of Driving Range Road is complete, making the area more attractive for golfers and neighbors.
- Summer camp: In conjunction with GHOA, we are looking into options for a potential children’s camp in Glenbrook beginning in 2022.
- Utility poles: Removing the electric poles on Club property has been rolled into a larger Glenbrook community-wide effort to bury all overhead power lines. The Club is participating in but not leading this effort.
We expect the golf course to be in great shape for the 2021 season. Due to the mild winter and below-average snowfall – and the excellent work of our golf crew – we’ve experienced minimal turf loss, and most of our greens are in good condition. We expect to complete the second phase of our bunker replacement plan, which includes replacing two bunkers on hole #3 and reshaping two sand traps, by early May.
As John Telischak concludes his distinguished tenure on the Board, we expect to have one opening for the three-year term that begins August 2021. In addition, CeCe Baise and John Deane will be up for re-election to their second term.
If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the Board or would like more information about Board service, please email Nick Leahy, our Nominating Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 31.
See You Soon
With the 2021 season just around the corner, General Manager Thomas Tenorio and his team are hard at work getting everything ready and are monitoring local and state COVID-related guidelines to ensure a healthy and safe season for everyone.
Under Thomas’ leadership, we are fortunate to have back an experienced management group: on the golf side, Rick Vaughan, Denim Inman, and Kay Berntsen; on the Clubhouse side, Megan Holland, Jade Garcia, Todd Boerner, and Alex Rapice. We also look forward to having many children and grandchildren of members on staff this summer, which contributes to the strong sense of family and community that differentiates the Glenbrook Club.
On behalf of the Board, thank you for your continued support. We will update you about the Club’s summer plans – and our new fall/winter dining program – next month. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or any Board member with questions, concerns, or suggestions.
President, Board of Directors