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 four 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 our life? Has your life brought joy to others?


    Happy Thanksgiving

    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 only be held once this month, so be sure you get your seafood fix on Friday, November 8.
  • Prime Rib will be Friday, November 1 and Friday, November 15.

We will have a scheduled Niswonger PAC Event:

  • Saturday, November 9 — Tim Hawkins; Buffet from 5:00-7:00 pm

There are a few things planned for this month at the Club and one that takes us on the road for an annual event. Saturday, November 16 – Willow Bend’s First Official…What??...wait for it…wait for it… Comedy Night at the Club – 8:00-9:30 p.m. Dinner and a Show (Surf-n-Turf dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m.)

Double feature Comedy Show with two headliners: Vik Pandya and Tyler Fowler! Their comedy album debuted #1 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard Charts.

Big Town Chicago experience in Van Wert, Ohio!

$75 a couple or $40 single (includes dinner, show, and complimentary champagne) Night of great food and drinks, great company, and of course great laughs! Join us for a great evening! Call now for reservations.

Vik Pandya Vik Pandya is a nationally touring stand-up comic based in Chicago. Known for his sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating, and hilarious crowd work, his comedy album 'Friends With 401(k) Benefits' debuted #1 on iTunes & Top 10 on the Billboard Charts in 2019. Vik has opened for both Roy Wood Jr. and Michelle Wolf and performs regularly at Zanies Comedy Club and The Laugh Factory in Chicago. He was a 2017 StandUp NBC Quarterfinalist, and was featured in NBC's Breakout Comedy Festival in 2018. He has shared the stage with mainstream headliners such as Godfrey, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson, as well as international acts like Vir Das, Zakir Khan & Atul Khatri. Follow him on Facebook/Instagram @vpcomedy


Tyler Fowler Tyler Fowler's witty and clean brand of stand-up comedy has made him a favorite around Chicago and across the U.S. Regularly appearing at Zanies Comedy Club, he was recently named among the 'Best Of The Fest' at the 2018 Cleveland Comedy Festival. Tyler's debut album Friends With 401(k) Benefits premiered #1 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. As a co-founder and producer of Chicago collective Team Us Comedy he produces a number of the city’s favorite shows including Cocktails & Humor and Laugh Near Minimalist Furniture.


Friday, November 22 – “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.

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 is CLOSED on the following dates:

  • Evening only on Friday, November 22 for the "Festival of Trees."
  • Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving Day.

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.

See you at the Club!


Welcome New Members!

  • Angela & Patrick Stewart
  • Kevin & Julie Dorsch