July will be our most activity filled month yet with many major golf events, tennis events, pool opening and Dining-on-the-Deck. The Dellwood Invitational is July 10-12 and there is still time to register for this premier event. We will kick off our new Wine Club in late July and our new pontoon is waiting for you on White Bear Lake. Dellwood is in full swing for all your summer and leisure activities.
Membership growth continues and is expected to increase over the next two months. In June we added five golf members and three Athletic members. Our membership totals are: Golf (268); Athletic (103) (and growing fast!); Dining (83). Our golf course is in great shape and we now have the best pool complex in the area. There is no better time to be a member or join our Club.
Phase two of our renovation plan is nearly complete and we are well on the way to completing the blueprints for the Clubhouse remodel. Construction is still on track to begin in mid-September and be completed by April 15, 2015. The total costs of improvements to our club are going to reach $8 million (the breakdown is shown below) and Tim has already spent the $3 million required when he purchased the Club. It is nice being a member of a club that is completely renovating and having no assessments!
Golf Course improvements = $1.2 million
New Pool / Utility Bldg / Site improvements = $2.5 million
Furniture, Exercise Facility, Systems = $500k
Clubhouse renovations / Tennis Facilities = $4 million
We are very fortunate. As I talk to prospective members there is a consistent theme when I ask why people are interested in joining our club. We have a very friendly and welcoming membership. The culture of casual elegance is alive and defines the membership experience. Thank you for being a part of Dellwood Country Club. We all make this a very special place. As always, if you have any comments, suggestions, or thoughts about how we can improve our club, please let me know! Now, enjoy all of our Club’s amenities and let’s have a great summer.