Amity has had a very successful 2017 recruitment campaign. We have 43 new members in Amity's class of 2017 and six returning members after a break in membership service. Again, I want to thank Marty Butin and Steve Feldman for all of the hard work they put in to get this great 2017 class.
We had a second dinner event at La Ferme on March 21st, where another maximum crowd of 100 first enjoyed the delectable spread of appetizers, open bar, and the camaraderie of fellow Amity members for an hour before we enjoyed our top notch sit down dinner. Again, for anyone who was unable to register because we were full,
make sure you sign up early for future dinners.
The evening was capped off by our excellent speaker,
Don Markus, a former Amity member, who is an author and a sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun. Among other things, he discussed March Madness and the demise of the Terps.
Michael Eisenberg and
Steve Strickman who coordinated this event and
all of the others who assisted in making this a fantastic event, including Billy Oshinsky
for doing the Motzi and Mitchell Morris (Sgt. at Arms) and his assistants at the registration table: Vic Cohen, Scott Samborn, Larry Wolk, Neal Sereboff, and Steve Suissa.
Also, congrats to Mitch Engle and Norm Ressin who were the two big winners in our 50-50 raffle. Over $325 will be contributed to the Amity charity fund. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Couples Club -- F
or those of you who have not joined,
it is a great way to broaden your social circles with your significant other. If you were not already a member from 2016, you should have received an invite to join from
Mike Sadagursky. According to Mike,
members should be on the lookout for an invite to the first event.
We are organizing a
"trap, skeet and shotgun sports" event in the Fall. Interested members should send an email to Ron Ziegel at
Philanthropy -- According to Scott Blackman, the
Montgomery County Adopt a Road Program clean-up activity a
pplication has been sent in.
Scott has requested a span on Falls Rd. in Potomac and is tentatively looking to have the first clean up on Sunday morning May 7.
2017 AMITY CALENDAR
||New Member Brunch
||Dinner Parthenon (Tues)
||Dinner La Ferme (Tues)
||Dinner Manor C.C. -
||Poker and dinner at
Progress Club (Wed)
||Golf PB Dye (Wed)
||Nationals game with dinner/bus (Tues)
||Golf Westfields (Tues)
||Golf Queenstown (Mon)
Dinner Harris' Crab House
|Aug 20 - 21
||Golf Penn National overnight (Sun-Mon)
||Golf Whiskey Creek (Wed)
||Dinner 4935 Bar & Kitchen / Guest spkr
||Dinner Lakewood Lobster / Ribeye
Guest spkr (Wed)
||Dinner Il Porto / Guest spkr (Mon)
Please note that all dinner events start at 6:30 and all golf events at 11:30 unless you are otherwise notified.
event, on Wednesday the 19th, will be our annual New Member Induction night at Manor Country Club. It promises to be a fun night, with emcee extraordinaire, Mike Freiman roasting and toasting our inductees.
Remember, new members... get ready to dust off your tuxedo for that special night! In the alternative, you can wear a dark suit. A
s always, w
e will be enjoying a great assortment of appetizers and top-shelf cocktails, followed by the sumptuous main course of filet mignon, crab cakes or sea bass!
Register as soon as possible when you receive the invite. W
e again have a seat limit and you don't want to find out a few days before the event that the registration is already closed.
If you know that you can't attend, please select the
"I can't make it" prompt
in the invite in order to avoid receiving the follow-up reminders.
Also, coming up in May is our dinner on May 10th at the Progress Club featuring poker after dinner. Even if you don't play poker, please come and enjoy drinks, dinner, and the camaraderie of your Amity friends. Our first golf event of the year will be on May 24th at PB Dye.
Finally, you recently should have received an email invite for our
annual trip to Nats Park on Tuesday June 13
for a game against the Braves. Thanks to Steve Wollins for again organizing this event. Remember, you can invite friends/family, up to three guests per member.
As it is has been said, however, "it takes a village" to make an organization thrive. It is not
the leadership team that makes a contribution. Each and every Amity member is a vital cog, and it is very important that you assist in any way you can to achieve that goal. From volunteering on a membership or entertainment committee to suggesting new venues for restaurants, golf courses and guest speakers, your input is crucial. Please contact me or any of the other officers if you are interested in volunteering or providing input.