Welcome to Summer at NHC!

Preparations are in full swing to welcome you to the club for another season of summer
enjoyment. Here is news of early activities:

Junior Activities start on Wednesday, June 26th

Opening Tea will be Saturday June 29th, 4:00 p.m.

Events meeting date change: From July 1st to Tuesday, July 2nd,11:00 a.m.

Water shoes advisory: The debris left from the senior lounge fire has been cleaned up. There is still a slight risk of metal or glass which could injure swimmers. We are moving the swimming beach south, away from the old senior lounge. Nonetheless, we strongly advise that members wear water shoes for any activity on the beach or in the water.

Information session re senior lounge: Saturday July 6th, 4:00 p.m. in the dance hall. The Directors will provide an update on where we are in the rebuild process, answer questions and receive members’ feedback.

Swimming – NLS Bronze Star and Medallion: Emma Forrester will be leading these courses for juniors approximately 13 years and up. Subject to demand, Emma will offer a Bronze Star and a Bronze Medallion course in July and another Bronze Star in August. Tentative start date is July 8th. Since time is short, please email managernhclub@bell.net. by return email to indicate your interest.

Sailing: JA sailing, Monday to Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., will be from our beach, under the guidance of instructors Alexandre Hebert and Yasmina Echave. The sailing season is divided into four sessions of two weeks. Sign up will be required for each session and will be limited to 12 participants. To register for the first session, which will begin on Monday July 1st, email managernhclub@bell.net.

Alexandre and Yasmina will be conducting informal sailing information and practice sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Golf: There is a new golf pro, Roger Bouchard, at the NH golf club. Junior golf lessons will be on the same schedule as last year. The fee for July’s eight sessions, starting July 2nd, is $75.00. There will be a shorter session – five lessons – in August (starting July 30th). Email registrations to managernhclub@bell.net will be added to the sign up sheet. Participation is limited to eight golfers at both the 4:15 and 5:15 sessions.

Whitty Ransome and Jane Cameron are the 2019 convenors of the Massawippi Scramble. The first Scramble, followed by dinner, takes place on June 28th.
Email Jane at janebcameron@gmail.com or Whitty at ewr@tewr.org to register for golf, dinner or both.

Tennis: There is a new system, Acuity, for clinic, lesson and cardio sign ups, as described in the June 14th newsletter. This system is now active and can be found under Tennis on the website. We invite your feedback and suggestions.

Staff: We are pleased to welcome Erik Oldland, who will be responsible for tennis court and general maintenance. Erik will also be an assistant counselor.
We also welcome Alexandre Hebert and Yasmina Echave as sailing instructors.
Charlie Ambler, in addition to other counselor responsibilities, will be the NHC Sailing Coordinator, with focus on JA sailing.

Morning coffee: Our cherished coffee machine survived the fire. Coffee lovers will not be deprived. A “pop-up” will be available for a peaceful enjoyment of your morning latté, coffee or espresso, or you can enjoy it from the senior porch!

Book Club: The first meeting will be on July 11th. Thanks to the kindness of Sue Tunnell and Nancy Wells the book club will gather at Clematis, 420 Virgin Road, NH from Noon to 1:00 p.m., with lunches and drinks in hand.

Weekly updates to keep you in the loop will be published each Friday evening by the NHC News Nugget publishing company, starting June 28th, for the following week’s events.

Can’t wait to see you . . .
on the beach – on the court – on the tee – on the lake – on the porch!

Opening Tea June 29, 2019

Wow! In just a few days the lake, overflowing last week, has returned to acceptable levels. The snow, so high that Main Street resembled a Black Diamond ski run. has disappeared. Summer, here we come!

FORE!
Paul and Sherry Caron, who last summer did a great job in coordinating the scrambles so enjoyed by NHC golfers, have other priorities this year. We are seeking a replacement individual or couple to manage this event. Training provided. Remuneration is in the form of gratitude expressed freely by the many golf devotees who have enjoyed this sporting/social occasion over the years. If you feel drawn to offer your talents to coordinate this event, please contact Brian at managernhclub@bell.net.

CHIP ‘N CHARGE!
The calendar indicates an Under 55 mixed doubles tennis round robin on June 30th.
CORRECTION: The date is Sunday July 7th at 5:00 p.m.!

FINANCIAL MYSTERY:
We have engaged a sleuth to identify the NHC member, a wealth management client of RBC Dominion Securities, branch unknown, who directed his or her wealth management manager to make an incognito deposit of $187.41 into the North Hatley Club RBC account on April 18th. The Royal Bank of Canada, for all the zeros contained on the last line of its quarterly net income statement, not only is unable to track down the source of this Sustaining membership fee, but menaces the club with a $5.00 fee for the unsuccessful attempt!. If this situation strikes a chord of recognition, our sleuth would be most appreciative if you would email Brian to enable the club to put paid to this mystery and credit your dues account.

STAFF 2019:
We are pleased that Marjorie Ross will return to teach swimming and canoeing. We welcome returning counselors Brendan Barritt (lead counselor), Rebecca Ross, Emma Forrester and Charlie Ambler and new counselor and NHC member Kate Tunnell.

Your Directors look forward to greeting you at the Opening Tea on Saturday, June 29th!

source: NHC worldwide news service.