Thursday edition of the North Hatley Club Chronicle

Not to miss:

Today at 4:00 in the dance hall:

Back to Beer and Hockey!

NHC member Helen Antoniou will share her motivations for writing a book about her father-in-law, Eric Molson, and take us through the tricky process of researching the life of someone so close to you. She will talk about the insights she has gained about leadership, succession planning, the business community at home and abroad, and, of course, her evolving understanding of Eric as a steward of the Molson enterprise.

Join us for a “Fireside Chat” where Helen will be interviewed by fellow author and NHC member Anne Fortier and answer questions from the audience.

Friday July 13th:

Noon: Hot dog Friday! No styrofoam or plastic cups provided. Bring water bottle!

Saturday, July 14th:

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Men’s Round Robin tennis. Upper courts.
9:30 a.m. Novice tennis clinic. Lower courts. Sign up required.
6:30 p.m. July Soiree! Food by Cafe Massawippi; music by KGB band!

and a few reminders about next week:

Monday, July 16th:

1:00 p.m. JA sailing begins. At the PV.

Tuesday, July 17th:

9:00 a.m. Brome Lake ladies interclub tennis at NHC.
(Ladies intermediate clinic moved to Wednesday)
5:30 p.m. BBQ. Signup by noon Monday absolutely required.

Wednesday, July 18th:

9:00 a.m. Junior interclub at BLBC. Sign up required. Drivers needed.

Thursday July 19th:

Noon. Book Club, Senior Lounge.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. BYOB.

Friday July 20th:

Noon. Hot dog Friday! Bring your new NHC water bottle!

Sign ups for all tennis clinics and lessons are on the tennis board at side of JA Pavilion. Phil Ribaux posts information by Friday at noon for following week’s activities requiring sign up. Clinics and lessons are in high demand. If you sign up for a clinic or lesson you must attend or let Phil know well in advance. Signing up and not showing up is unfair to others and not an option.
Club policy: The person who takes something out, including coffee cups, is the same person who puts it back. Coffee cups can be returned to the kitchen or Senior Lounge. Thanks! (Source: Miss Manners.)
Drivers needed for JA interclub at BLBC on July 18th. Let Jennifer or Brian know.
NHC water bottles ($15) and coffee cups ($10) available at the office. Good to have a water bottle. The club no longer provides drinking cups – an environmental step forward.
Tennis notes from Phil re Clinics and Lessons: Members are allowed to sign up for one clinic and can waitlist for the second one. If the day before there is room for the clinic for which they are waitlisted and there is still room, they may join the clinic.

Should a clinic be full an individual can indicate they are spare for that week. Should they not get a spot in the clinic for that week they can indicate their name for the following week. Phil will automatically add their name to the clinic for the following week before the sign-up is posted. It is on the onus of the member to ensure their availability for the clinic for the following week and to advise Phil should they not be available.

Private lessons: Members are encouraged to schedule semi-private and doubles strategy lessons. From the tennis pros perspective, it is easier to observe and make corrections to technique if there is more than one person in the lesson and increases the number of members who are able to access private instruction.

We look forward to seeing you — on the court, at the beach, or in the Senior Lounge!


Brian Patterson
Director of Operations
(819) 580-9033 (cell)