The Great Oaks Club of Landfall
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What is The Great Oaks Club?
​The Great Oaks Club (est. 1991)
is a social and educational
women’s group that
meets monthly (Sept- May).  
It is open to all Landfall residents, property owners and/or Country Club of Landfall members. 

Programs vary from gardening, theatre and film, local authors and historians, fashion shows, luncheons, home and garden tours, day trips, and so much more.  You don't want to miss out, so 
invite your friends and neighbors, 
and join today! 

Use "contact us" form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  
Meetings are held once a month (2nd Wednesday, Sept-May) and usually begin at 1:00 PM at the 
Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus) unless otherwise noted.  
Click here for next 
meeting date and time.

Membership Information:
Yearly Dues are $25.00 payable at any meeting. Includes refreshments and entertainment...Best deal in town!!! (Does not include luncheons and trips) 

Make check payable to: 
The Great Oaks Club

Check can also be mailed to:
Wendy Sedlacek 
2006 Graywalsh Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405 
(910) 679-4518

Make sure all of your contact  information is on your checks including your name, address, phone number and email address.  Join anytime!   

General mailbox is checked by 
The Great Oaks Club 
membership committee 
and will reply as soon as possible.  

click here 
for email addresses to email a board member directly.  

Landfall Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 29th, 2016    10:00am - 2:00pm
Beautiful day at the Landfall Fall Festival! 
Thank you to all that volunteered and contributed to the Bake sale!
This festival helps support the Kenan Chappel 
and contribute to the beatification in Landfall.  
Our club was in charge of the following stations:  

Pumpkin painting, tattoos, face painting, sand art and bake sale.

New Member Coffee 
October 5th, 2016 10:00am
What a great time we had at the new member social with coffee, goodies and new friends!  

The Great Oaks Club supports the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, INC 
Here is their wish list: 
Click Here 

Tryon Palace and New Bern, NC Day Trip
Tuesday October 25th, 2016 
Thank you to the day trip committe for such a thougthful trip to New Bern!
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Looking back on the year... 

Charlottesville, VA
April 22-24

Our itinerary included the Barboursville Vineyards on the Monticello Wine Trail.
The winery is on the site of the historic ruins of the James Barbour mansion.
Lunch that day was at the renowned Palladio Restaurant followed by tastings of several of the winery's selections.
Sunday included the Historic Home Tour in Charlottesville followed by a group dinner. 
Monday was a tour of Monticello and then Montpelier. 

Wilmington Port Tour
April 21, 2017

​We enjoyed a tour of the Port,
followed by lunch at
The City Club and

April 12, 2017

"The Man I Love: The Story of George Gershwin"
A Dramatic Musilogue with Sandra Moulin as Kay Swift

This program featured Sandra Moulin who created a concept showcasing all of her talents into one program, The Dramatic Musilogue.  She highlighted the life and songs of George Gershwin by portraying Kay Swift, George Gershwin's lover.  

September 14, 2016
Author and military historian ~~Wilbur Jones~~​

Our first meeting featured Wilbur Jones, author and military historian. 
            He spoke on his efforts to make Wilmington a World War II designated city,
 and all the significant World War II events which occurred in this area.

October 12, 2016
~~Steve McCrossan~~
Our meeting featured Steve McCrossan, Executive Director of Nourish North Carolina. 
He spoke about the mission of Nourish NC, which is "Providing healthy food to hungry children,
empowering them to succeed in the classroom and their community."​

November 9, 2016
~~Guardian ad Litem program~~
Our November meeting featured Anne Sorhagen,Treasurer ofthe Guardian ad Litem program
 for New Hanover and Pender Counties. The Guardian ad Litem program provides
trained, independent advocates who provide a powerful voice for
abused, neglected and dependent children in the state court system.

December 14th, 2016
Holiday Luncheon

We had a festive luncheon and time to socialize before the holidays became hectic.  In addition to a
delicious meal, members could participate in an ornament exchange.
Our group elected to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 15 children who are either living with
relatives or in foster care through the Gingerbread Tree project of the Guardian ad Litem program.

Additionally, gifts for the Domestic Violence Shelter were collected as part of our ongoing support for the shelter.

January 11, 2017

We kicked off the new year with a presentation by the premier design team from Nest Fine Gifts and Interiors. 
The designers brought accessories from their unique boutique to demonstrate ways to
refresh our homes and create lovely settings that invite one to "stay a while". 

February 8, 2017
Brian Dennis, Executive Chef at The Country Club of Landfall was our featured presenter. He demonstrated
some terrific recipes and ways to present them.  We also learned to make cocktails created by Tish Bass from CCL.

Recipes from the Presentation:

2 oz slice Kasseri Cheese 
1 oz Brandy 
1 tsp lemon juice 
1 tsp olive oil 
1 ea small sprig of tarragon or herb of choice 
Heat a small sauté pan to a medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Carefully place cheese in hot pan. Sear about 1 minute until brown crust forms. Flip over. Sear on other side for approx 30 seconds. Add herb. TAKE AWAY FROM HEAT and add brandy. Place back over heat and carefully flambé off alcohol. Finish with lemon juice. Serve with crackers or crostini’s  

Herb Sear Salmon
1 ea 7 oz salmon (any type of salmon will do) 
1 ea sprig fresh thyme 
1 easprig fresh rosemary 
1 tblolive oil 
1 tblwhole butter  
Season salmon with salt and pepper. Heat a small sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan and sear salmon. Approx 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip to the other side and add herbs and whole butter. Continue to sear while basting with a spoon. Approx 3 or 4 minutes for medium –rare. Can be finished in oven if more doneness is desired.  

Parsnip Puree 
Yield: 1 ½ cup 
1 csmall dice parsnip 
1 cheavy cream 
2 eagarlic cloves 
¼ tspgrated nutmeg 
Place all ingredients in a very small sauce pan. Cook at a light simmer for approx 20 minutes, until parsnips are soft. Pour all contents into a blender and puree till smooth.  

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa 
Yield: 2 cup  
1 ea ear of grilled fresh corn (cut off cob)  
1 ccanned black beans rinsed  
10 eagrape tomatoes 
1 tblfresh chopped cilantro 
1 tspfresh thyme  
1 ea lime juice and zest 
2 tblolive oil  
1 tspchili powder 
½ tspdry chili flakes 
Combine all  

Spicy Mixed Berry Martini One drink
4 blueberries
4 raspberries
2 jalapenos
1.5 oz. raspberry vodka
.5 oz. triple sec
2 oz. cranberry juice
.5 oz. sour mix
Place all ingredients in shaker with ice and place glass on top and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass and use a strainer as you pour it into the glass Garnish with jalapenos and raspberries

Basil Lemon Drop Martini One drink
2 oz. lemon vodka
.5 oz. triple sec
Splash of basil simple syrup (sugar, water equal amounts, heat up and add basil and muddle the basil)
Place all ingredients in shaker with ice and place glass on top and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar and use a strainer as you pour it into the glass. Garnish with micro basil and a lemon twist.  

March 8, 2017

Due to a last minute program change, Great Oaks member and author, Myrna Brown,
graciously spoke on her work as a missionary and shared excerpts from her books.

May 10, 2017
Luncheon/ Garden tour

Our end of the year meeting in May was a luncheon followed by a garden tour.
The tour featured the gardens of some of our talented members
 who shared their personal spaces, green thumbs and love of gardening.

Landfall Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm

Sign up now to volunteer to work a booth or send in a baked good.  
Great Oaks is in charge of the pumpkin painting, tattoos, face painting, sand art and bake sale.  
This festival helps support the Kenan Chappel 
and contribute to the beatification in Landfall.  


to sign up for the Fall Fest!  

Take a Look at The Great Oaks Club's Meetings & Activities
~ Photos from Our 2017 - 2018 Membership Year ~
(Click on the Links for Photos)

September 2017

October 2017

Bald Head Island Day Trip

Landfall Fall Festival