Food & Beverage Manager
I hope summer finds you safe and enjoying all the fun, warm-weather activities. Here’s to looking forward to the sunshine in the month ahead.
We’ve been very busy at the Club, and the schedule shows that trend will continue. Many thanks to everyone who makes this possible. We constantly strive to be the very best we can be and to always provide excellent food and service to our Club members.
So in order to keep everyone moving this summer, grab that beverage of choice and gather around the bonfire for this month’s update.
To try something different, there will be NO Prime Rib nights on Fridays in July.
Instead, we want you to think sand, surf, and seafood so the entire month of July will be our Fresh Catch feature. We will pull together all of our resources to make this happen. Honolulu fish from the west, to the east coast dock in Maine, to the Gulf of Mexico in the south, and to the Chicago seafood market on the Great Lakes. We will have plenty of seafood to choose from on a daily basis, while still providing the freshest seafood possible within a 24-hour period (from boat to plate). It doesn’t get much better than that! In addition to offering the fresh seafood market every day, we will still have a special feature on Fridays with a selection from certain regions and international dishes.
This month brings the celebration we all know as “The Fourth of July.” The birth of our nation as we know it, or as disappointing as it may sound, in some cases the people who don’t.
It seems that in today’s society people forget what the day truly represents. People are more and more discontented with America and are always quick to use the “First Amendment – freedom of speech” to voice their opinions in a negative way.
What some people fail to recognize is those that sacrificed to give them the rights, freedoms, and liberties they enjoy today.
Whatever happened to the principles, beliefs, and values of what it means to be an American? Live for the future but remember the past, be proud of where you came from, and don’t be reserved or ashamed to show your patriotism, even though at times it may be the unpopular thing to do. I’ll leave you with lyrics of a song that sums up being an American.
I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench an old man was sitting there
I said, “Your old courthouse is kinda run down”
He said, “Naw, it’ll do for our little town”
I said, “Your old flagpole has leaned a little bit
And that’s a Ragged Old Flag you got hanging on it”
He said, “Have a seat,” and I sat down
“Is this the first time you’ve been to our little town?”
I said, “I think it is,” he said, “I don’t like to brag
But we’re kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag”
“You see, we got a little hole in that flag there when
Washington took it across the Delaware
And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key
Sat watching it writing ‘Say Can You See’
And it got a bad rip in New Orleans
With Packingham and Jackson tuggin’ at its seams”
“And it almost fell at the Alamo
Besides the Texas flag, but she waved on through
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill
There was Robert E Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg
And the south wind blew hard on that Ragged Old Flag”
“On Flanders Field in World War I
She got a big hole from a Bertha gun
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp and low by the time it was through
She was in Korea and Vietnam
She was sent where she was by her Uncle Sam
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
And now they’ve about quit waving her back here at home
In her own good land here she’s been abused
She’s been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused
And the government for which she stands
Is scandalized throughout the land
And she’s getting threadbare and wearing thin
But she’s in good shape for the shape she’s in
‘Cause she’s been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more
So we raise her up every morning, take her down every night
We don’t let her touch the ground and we fold her up right
On second thought, I do like to brag
‘Cause I’m might proud of the Ragged Old Flag
As always, thanks for all your support.
Take care, be safe, and may the road rise to meet you! See you at the Club!