Rob Richards

Food & Beverage Manager

Clubhouse News

September Brings a New Fall Chapter

I gotta admit, I’m kinda at a loss for words this month on how to begin the newsletter.

I typically would include things about the upcoming football season, that first day of school, college beginning, or about all the huge family vacations or get-togethers over the past summer. But, things seem different right now, because they are. Everything has a question mark!

So instead, I will offer something I came across that I found rather profound. Something that may challenge your senses, or at the very least, give you some time in thought. “Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

Some Truths Through Life's Journey

Life is not easy

It is not. Don’t try to make it that way. Life is not fair…it never was and never will be. Don’t fall into the entitlement trap of feeling like you are a victim, because you are not. Get over it and get on with it. Most things are more rewarding when you break a sweat to get them.

Unbelievable is the stupidest word in the dictionary

It may be spectacular or outstanding, but it is not unbelievable. Give yourself and others more credit. It just happened, you did it, you saw it. It is believable. It just happens and it happens every day. The one thing you can always rely on is that people will be people, so don’t be surprised by what people can do.

Happiness is an emotional response to an outcome

Joy on the other hand is not a choice. It is not a result. It is a constant and comes from what we are fashioned to do…no matter the outcome. Doing what you enjoy will create joy for you.

Define success for yourself

What does success mean to you? Is it more money? Helping others? A healthy family? To be spiritually sound?

Everyone wants to leave the world a little bit better then how they found it. Your answer may change over time, but whatever your answer is, don’t do anything that will jeopardize your soul.

Prioritize who you are, who you want to be, and don’t spend time on anything that antagonizes your character.

Don’t leave crumbs

The choices you make that makes you look over your shoulder in the future…regret, guilt, and remorse.

If you leave crumbs today, it will cause you more stress tomorrow and prevent you from creating your customized future. Instead of creating outcomes that take from us, create outcomes that pay it forward.

It’s time to grab that beer (because I’m in a beer mood) and gather around for this month’s fireside chat.

First, this month's rundown:

  • Prime Rib nights will be on Friday, September 4 and 18.
  • Fresh Catch features will be Friday, September 11

Curbside Carryout Family Dinners (click to see options)

I would like to remind everyone of our curbside carryout service. Let us help your family dine at home without the stress and mess. Meals prepared at our house for yours, with the added bonus of curbside pickup…even without leaving your vehicle. If you are not comfortable dining inside, give us a call, place your order, and we will bring it out to your vehicle. We can prepare anything off our regular dine-in menu, and now, we are introducing four new Family Meals. Please give us a call and we can take care of your needs, big or small. Just call ahead to 419-238-0111 to place your order.

We have Two Big Events planned for this month in order to help get people out of the house to have a little fun in a safe, comfortable setting.

Saturday, September 12 – The St. Patrick's Easter de Mayo Comedy SHOW

Have you wondered what happened to the three missing months from the shut down to the reopen? We have!! So that’s why we have decided to get everyone together to catch up on the missed months and have a few laughs along the way. That is how the St. Patrick’s Easter de Mayo Comedy Show was born!

Comedy night at the Club – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Dinner and a Show (Surf-n-Turf dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.)

Comedy Show headliner Mark Chalifoux and featuring Zach Wycuff and Alex Taylor bringing that BIG Town experience to Van Wert, Ohio!

$80 a couple or $50 single (includes dinner and a show)

Night of great food, $5 Drink Features (click to see options) all evening, and of course, great laughs and great company! Join us for a great evening! Call now for reservations.

Mark Chalifoux Mark Chalifoux is a stand-up comedian. Chalifoux, called a “hilarious up-and-comer” by College Humor, has been featured on Fox and IFC as well as on the “Bob and Tom” national radio show. His Midwestern upbringing contributes to the laid-back, relatable style that belies a sharp-wit and unflinching honesty honed through his rise in the comedy clubs of New York City. His debut album, “Think Fast,” opened at No. 2 in iTunes and was called “one of the funniest albums of the year” by the Daily Dot. His jokes have been heard on SiriusXM and read in Reader’s Digest (a magazine for the elderly) and he’s written for ESPN and CBS Digital.


Zach Wycuff Zach Wycuff uses storytelling and sharp wit to charm and delight audiences. He is the two-time winner of the Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest, one-time winner of Funniest Person in Columbus contest, and no-time winner of most other things. He has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with acts such as Chad Daniels, Jimmy Pardo, Big Jay Oakerson, and Brian Posehn. He has also been featured in multiple comedy clubs and festivals across the Midwest. He would love to perform at a comedy club or church near you! Chances are he's already invited you to one or both.


Alex Taylor Alex Taylor is an up-and-coming comedian in the Cincinnati area. He has performed at Go Bananas Comedy club and the world-famous Brew Haha comedy festival.


Seafood Dinner - Friday, Saturday 25 (click to see options)

The last event of the month has easily become one of the Clubs special nights every 3 months that many look forward to enjoying. Our quarterly Seafood Buffet, now the Willow Bend Seafood Dinner.

Following all the new guidelines that we have put into place, this will still be the same great experience. We just need to ensure we do this safely in this new world with new procedures.

Lastly…the Clubhouse will be closed for private events:

  • Saturday, September 19
  • Saturday, September 26

Other than that, it is business as usual, and we hope that you will join us whenever you can.

As always, thanks for all your support. We couldn’t do what we do without each and every one of you.

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

See you at the Club!


Welcome New Members!

  • Taylor and Levi Orsbon
  • Anthony Heffner
  • Nathali Dematagoda
  • David Chartier
  • Samantha and Robert Drakeford
  • Kenneth and Katir Fast