January 2019 Newsletter
Please Welcome our new Club Manager!
Joshua Huddleston is a seasoned Club Manager who enjoys working with membership and staff. He has devoted over a decade in the industry.
Josh is coming to Lakeside Country Club from the Champaign, Illinois area. After graduating high school, one of his mentors encouraged him to follow his passion for food and helped him enroll in Culinary School. After obtaining his Culinary Arts Degree from the Cooking Hospitality Institute, Josh was most notably the Chef of Catering for The Bergoff in Downtown Chicago.
Josh then returned to the Champaign Area and upon returning he was the Operations Director for a Small Restaurant Group. In this role he oversaw the design, construction and cultivation of two new restaurant concepts.

Most Recently Josh was the Food and Beverage Director at his hometown club the Champaign Country Club. At the Champaign Country Club Josh was an integral part in a 2.5-million-dollar capital improvement project that included a Resort Style Pool Snack Bar and Restaurant, a 4,000-square foot New Member Dining Concept and Patio. Lastly, Josh formulated the remodel of the Member Dining and Catering Kitchen.

Josh is excited to get to know our membership, traditions, and our culture. He is looking forward to learning about the traditions of Lakeside Country Club and become a part of our Lakeside Family.
Spirits Club
Thursday, February 14th
6pm ~ 7pm

Cost: $15 for Member
$20 for Non Members

We are working on some creative ideas since Spirits Club falls on Valentine's this year. Look for more details in the February Newsletter!
Please RSVP by calling Josh at (309) 827-5402 or by email manager@lakesideblm.com .
President’s Letter to Members
By Vern MeGinnis, President of LCC


We have entered the January shutdown period and will be working on the club to-do list that includes a general cleaning,repair or replacement of equipment and sprucing up of some areas of the club. The 19th hole is a priority for a refreshing touch up. Stacy Unzicker in her new role as Assistant Manager will play a key role in coordinating these activities.

Our two new managers are already hard at work. Golf Pro Jeff Tod is giving the Pro Shop a fresh new look and planning ahead for new merchandise, golf operations and a full slate of golf programs.

Club Manager Josh Huddleston is diving into his new role by learning about club operations, meeting with employees, catching up on our financials, budgeting, menu planning and other activities that fall under his responsibilities. Cleaning and updating the kitchen is a top priority.

Your board of directors is fully engaged and club committees are busy planning programs and activities for the year ahead. This is especially so for the House, Golf, Finance, Membership and Entertainment committees. The Grounds and Pool committees will be quite active as spring approaches.

The board has scheduled a Special Member Opening Meeting on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 P.M. We will update you on our progress since the Annual Meeting in November and our plans for 2019. The evening will also be a Meet and Greet for the new Club Manager Josh Huddleston and Golf Pro Jeff Tod. Our official club opening will be the following day Friday, February 1st. We look forward to seeing everyone again.

We are committed to making 2019 a special time to be a Lakeside member. Please join us in supporting that endeavor
Please Welcome our new Golf Pro!
Jeff Tod comes to you from the Bloomington/Normal area. Jeff is a golf professional, entrepreneur, husband, father, and grandfather who brings vast expertise to Lakeside Country Club. He has been a resident of Normal, IL for over 18 years and is active in the golf, church, and business communities within the area. Through the years, his experiences have afforded him the opportunity to accomplish many things including: being a PGA member in good-standing, being awardees Nike Golf Sales Manager, and becoming a successful small business owner. Jeff is looking forward to bringing his experiences to Lakeside Country Club as the new golf professional to help ensure an excellent experience for all members. 

Important Club Information
January Club Hours &
19th Hole Hours

The Club will be closed for regular service all of January.

There will be no food minimums for the month of January.
The Club will reopen on Friday, February 1st at 11:00am.

Lakeside Country Club
(309) 827-5402 | manager@lakesideblm.com