Clean up day is a time to give something back to the Club, and members did just that on May 11. Several members braved the morning cold to rake, sweep, pick up trash, clean/move furniture, and whatever else they could do to get the Club ready for the summer season. One group raked the front lawn, while another picked up large items laying around the grounds to be discarded. Some people cleaned the Promenade area and others got the front patio looking awesome. Walking the grounds and picking up trash was the final cleanup effort (something that can be done anytime of the season). Afterwards, everyone enjoyed complimentary chili dogs and coffee provided by the staff. Many, many thanks to the members who came out to help get the Club in shape for the new season. Thanks to Julie, Jinnger, CJ, Mark B., Pat, Festi, Gary, Niki, Jim, Izzy, Mark, and Cindy. You are all awesome!
Yes. The Kentucky Derby has always been known to be the "most exciting two minutes in sports," and this year's Derby certainly lived up to that reputation. A muddy track and no clear pick for the winner, made the Derby extra exciting to watch this year. After placing bets, the members who attended the Derby party on May 4, cheered their horses on to victory. At the conclusion of the race, those who bet on horse number seven, were ready to enjoy their winnings. But wait! An objection was lodged and the winner was no longer the winner! The winning horse (Maximum Security) was disqualified, making the second place horse (Country House), the winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
Many Club members attended dressed in their finest Derby attire, and prizes were given for best dressed and best hat...not to mention the winnings earned by placing bets. A great time was had by all as the traditional drinks, Mint Julep and infused Strawberry Lemonade, were served along with some great food. Each year, the Kentucky Derby seems to get better, and it's quickly becoming the "kick-off" event for the new season. Don't miss it next year!