Published on October 28, 2014
DEAR MEMBERS: In this Carmeline you’ll see many ways to celebrate the holiday season at your Club. Op- tions for special dinners, parties and events are planned to suit all tastes and ages. My hope is the weather cooperates and we’ll also be able to enjoy plenty of golf and tennis as we wrap up another excellent year at Carmel. For the Board of Directors this season is also a time of planning and preparation for the upcoming year. This includes focus on adding new committee members and determining the Board composition. I’d like to take this opportunity to announce the election of the Club’s 2015 President, Eric Sayman. Please join me in congratulating Eric. His service to Carmel has demonstrated a strong commitment to our tradition of excellence, and I’m confident he’ll do a great job as our President. A “Meet the Candidates” event will take place in November to introduce the 2015 Board candidates for election: John Buben, Doug Edwards and Craig Weisbruch, as well as the 2015 appointee to the Board, Michael Belsante. Look for the specific date in the weekly eblasts and on the website. These Carmel members are offering valuable expertise and leadership skills in service to the Club. I encourage all of you to come out to meet these gentlemen and ask any questions you have of the candiates. Also, I hope all eligible members will remember to vote, which we now have the ability to do by email. So watch your email in- boxes on November 17 for your ballot. All members and spouses are asked to participate in the slightly delayed but now upcoming 2014 Member Satisfaction Survey. Invitations to participate are on their way, and your feedback is very important. Following the 2013 survey the Board targeted specific areas for improvement and requested action from staff, committees and the Board itself. We also requested action from you the members as we focused on issues such as pace of play and proper care of the golf courses, areas where we all need to work together to maintain a strong level of excellence. Overall, the 2013 survey identified 38 areas of focus and a number of major themes – such as reducing turnover in the din - ing facility, improving the front of the Clubhouse, updating dining areas, improving problem resolution within the Club, and creating more effective Board communications to membership. The survey format allows us to identify majority opinions, and it respects the opinions of all. We can use it as a point of comparison to the ongoing dining surveys we conduct with regular Grill users and all other feedback. I remind you that comment cards are available on our great new website and your input is always important. I would also like to remind you that your compliments and positive words are just as helpful as more constructive contri - butions. When I look around Carmel, including at our financial reports, I see a top private club. The Club Leaders Forum has just recognized us once again as a Platinum Club that repre- sents excellence in the industry. Even more important indicators of success are our membership’s strong levels of partici- pation, excitement and enthusiasm. You as members vote with your feet in terms of your satisfaction with the club. This energy and activity is evident at Carmel on a daily basis, and I think we have the best family club in Charlotte. From the Fitness Center to Tennis, from Greens & Grounds to Golf, out on the Honors Terrace, over at the Pool, all throughout the Clubhouse and most particularly in the Grill, I see an excellent club committed to constantly raising the bar. There’s a great deal to be thankful for when you’re a member of Carmel Country Club. Happy holidays and thanks to all for your continuing strong support of your Club. Page 1 TIM JONES 2014 President From the President VIRTUAL TOWN HALL INFORMATION Plans for the North Course and Dining Room will be available via the website and by email the beginning of November.