Rob Richards

Food & Beverage Manager

Clubhouse News

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!

Thanksgiving is a great time to focus on all of the good in our lives. In each of our days, we can find small blessings, but too often we overlook them, choosing instead to spend our time paying attention to problems. We give our time and energy to those who may cause trouble instead of those who bring us peace and joy.

It’s up to us to look for the pleasure in each hour and to appreciate the people who bring love and light to those who are blessed to know them.

It’s not what we say about our blessings, but our actions and how we use them to make every day enjoyable. To reflect on everything in your life that makes you smile and makes you say “Amen.”

This is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.

I am personally blessed to have a fantastic family and three grandchildren that always brighten the room.

I am professionally blessed to do what I love every day while surrounded by people I like to be around. So as I asked last year, in your life journey ask yourself two questions.

Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?

Be Thankful Thanksgiving Prayer

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

The weather is getting cooler, so grab that cup of coffee because it’s time for this month’s fireside chat.

  • Seafood Fresh Catch will be only held once this month, so be sure you get your seafood fix on November 9.
  • Prime Rib Night will be on November 2 and November 23.
We will have two scheduled Niswonger PAC Events:
  • Friday, November 9 - Amy Grant; Buffet from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 24 - Christmas Wonderland; Buffet from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

There are several things planned for this month at the Club and one that takes us on the road for an annual event.

Tuesday, November 20 – The Alumni Club of Van Wert and Paulding Counties will hold the Buckeye Bash 2018. If you’re an Ohio State Fan, it should be a great night out. Contact the sponsors for tickets and join us at the Club. Click here for more details about the Buckeye Bash.

Friday, November 16 – “Festival of Trees” is one of our biggest events of the year in collaboration with the YWCA. Each year it continues to grow, so please make plans to attend. Call the “Y” for tickets. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support a great cause.

We are planning another Sushi Night on Saturday, November 10. We always have an excellent turnout for this event, so please make your reservations early. Chef Ron and the staff do an amazing job, and it’s a chance to try something different. If you like sushi, you will love our Sushi Night! And if you’re not sure about it…try it! You might just be surprised.

Just a reminder that we can take care of all your Party Planning needs, so be sure to get in touch with us as soon as you can so we can provide you some tasty party items.

The Clubhouse will be closed on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 3 for a private event.
  • Friday, November 16 for the “Festival of Trees.”
  • Saturday, November 17 for a private event.
  • Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving Day.
  • Friday, November 30 for a private event.

The Willow Bend Staff and I would like you all to know how much we sincerely appreciate your business. It’s a pleasure to serve you! So from our home to yours, have a happy and safe holiday!

Take care, be safe, and may the road rise to meet you!

Rob and the Willow Bend Staff

Welcome New Members!

  • Evan & Claire Purmort
  • Adam & Erika Nobeck
  • Brad & Nikki Baer
  • Pat Mosier & Shana Evans
  • Michael Jeffers
  • George Carter