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The Great Oaks Club
2018 – 2019 Meeting Dates

​Details of each meeting appear below as information is available.
Please scroll down for details.

                        September 12       11:30 a.m. (luncheon)   
                        October 10              1:00 p.m.          
                        November 14          1:00 p.m.           
                        December 12         11:30 a.m. (luncheon)         
                        January  9              No Meeting This Month*        
                        February 13            1:00 p.m.              
                        March 13                 1:00 p.m.       
                        April 10                   1:00 p.m.           
                        May 8                     11:30 a.m.  (luncheon)      
          
Meetings (other than luncheons) begin at 1:00 p.m. with social
 time and refreshments. The business portion of the meeting
 and program begin at 1:30 p.m.

Meetings will continue to be held in the Ballroom of the
Landfall Clubhouse (Nicklaus course) during renovations
with the exception of the January meeting which is cancelled. 

You may join The Great Oaks Club at any time!
Bring your check for $25 to a meeting or mail it to
Linda Bruggers, 1916 Inverness Lane, Wilmington, NC 28405


*There will be an informal gathering at the Bridge Tender Restaurant at 4:00 p.m. on January 9 since there is no regular meeting that day.



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


September 12, 2018  11:30 a.m.  ~  Welcome Luncheon

The Great Oaks Club is kicking off our membership year with a Welcome Luncheon on Wednesday, September 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom at the Country Club of Landfall. This is a great opportunity to hear more about the programs scheduled for this year, learn about ways to get involved, and find out about upcoming trips and activities. Of course, there will be plenty of time to catch up with friends and meet new members too.

Reservations and payment are required for the luncheon and must be completed by September 4.  Our menu includes Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce accompanied by an Asian Slaw and Coconut Rice.  Dessert is Pineapple Topped Coconut Ice Cream with a Cookie.  Cost for the luncheon is $26.  A cash bar or by CCL member signature will be available.

To reserve your space at the luncheon, non-CCL members please mail your check for $26, made payable to The Great Oaks Club, to Milta Guys, 2033 Montrose Lane, Wilmington, NC 28405.  If you are a member of the Country Club of Landfall, you may make your reservation on CCL's website or by calling the club at 256-8411, ext. 1001.  If you have any food allergies, please indicate that in a note to Milta with your check or when you contact CCL to place your reservation.  Please sign up now so you don't miss out on the fun!  You must have a completed reservation by September 4 in order to attend this luncheon meeting.

We are still supporting the Domestic Violence Shelter, so please remember to bring needed items.  Please scroll down to the link to the shelter's wish list below the monthly meetings and activities.



Landfall Fall Festival 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
(Rain date is Saturday, October 27)

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


CLICK HERE 
to sign up for the Fall Festival!  




October 10, 2018  1:00 p.m.  ~  Shall We Dance?

The Great Oaks Club welcomes European dance champions, Nadya and Vlad, to our​ October
meeting where we will learn how this dynamic dance team and professional dance instructors
from the Ukraine went from traveling the world with Cunard Cruise Line to living
in Landfall and operating a dance studio in Wilmington. Nadya and Vlad will demonstrate
several Ballroom and Latin dances illustrating the beauty and grace of dancing
and will offer interested ladies the chance to participate in a lesson.  Please join us for
social time, refreshments and a short business meeting prior to hearing
Nadya's and Vlad's fascinating story and experiences.
Nadya and Vlad now operate a local dance studio, Dance Pros N & V.


Cuisine of India Luncheon 
February 27, 2019  11:45 a.m.

Cape Fear Community College Culinary Department Restaurant
403 Water Street, Room W018
(Parking available in B lot, directly in front of building.)

Note:  You must be a paid up 2018/2019 member of The Great Oaks Club to participate.
It is limited to 30 members.  A wait list will be started once 30 paid reservations are received.
Please drop off your check for $20, made payable to The Great Oaks Club at the home of
Cecile Blankenhorn, 2019 Graywalsh Drive. You may also bring your check to the February 13 meeting.  Checks should include your email address and phone number.

MENU

        Appetizer Course:  Chickpea Soup or Samosas

        Entrees:  (Kachumber Salad served with all Entrees)  Choose one...

Lamb Saag
or
Shrimp Curry
or
Chickpeas & Spinach Curry
or
Chicken Korma

Desserts:  Fruit Shreekhand or Gulab Jamon or Mango Sorbet

Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Coffee or Water are included with your meal.

November 14, 2018 1:00 p.m. ~ “While My Guitar Weeps…”

Our speaker is Kent Knorr, founder and Kumu of the North Carolina Ukulele Academy,
who will share his story of the ukulele, his passion for it, and the university he created,
all while entertaining us with songs. Mr. Knorr, also known as “The Ukulele Guy,”
has shared music with people his whole life and is a talented musician and storyteller. 
Our meeting will open with social time, refreshments and a short
business meeting before Mr. Knorr’s presentation.


December 12, 2018 11:30 a.m. ~ Holiday Luncheon

The Great Oaks Club will be getting into the holiday spirit with a festive luncheon meeting
that includes entertainment by The Harmony Belles. The Harmony Belles have entertained
in Wilmington and the surrounding area for 30 years, singing a cappella in 4-part harmony.
The group brings a unique blend of songs, stories and fun, and
is sure to make this a special luncheon.

Reservations and payment are required for the luncheon and must be completed
by December 4. Our menu includes Tomato Bisque Soup, Mediterranean Chicken Salad
on a Bed of Greens, and Winter-Spiced Molten Chocolate Cake.
Cost for the luncheon is $25. A cash bar or by CCL member signature will be available.

To reserve your space at the luncheon, non-CCL members please mail your check for $25,
made payable to The Great Oaks Club, to Milta Guys, 2033 Montrose Lane,
Wilmington, NC 28405. If you are a member of the Country Club of Landfall,
you may make your reservation on CCL’s website or by calling the club
at 256-8411, ext. 1001. If you have any food allergies, please indicate that in a note
to Milta with your check or when you contact CCL to place your reservation.
Please sign up now so you don’t miss out on the fun!
You must have a completed reservation by December 4
in order to attend this luncheon meeting.





January 2019    ~    No Meeting This Month
Informal get together at 4:00 p.m. at the BridgeTender Restaurant.
Please email Carol Evans if you will be attending.


February 13, 2019 1:00 p.m.  ~ “How to Write a Memoir:
Tracing the Face of Change”

Our club welcomes Sharon Elizabeth Wood, a Landfall resident and a creative writer
and instructor, who will share some of the tricks of the trade along with her own approach
to the art of memoir writing. Ms. Wood will explain how we all have a story to tell,
but the knack is telling that story so that it becomes meaningful to others. 
Ms. Wood has over 20 years experience in helping others bring their stories to life
and taught Creative Writing at Duke University for many years.
Her presentation will include an exercise in “active theme,” the heart of getting
started on a memoir. Social time, refreshments and a short business
meeting will precede Ms. Wood’s talk.



March 13, 2019 1:00 p.m. ~ “1,400 Plants in 45 Minutes”

Our speaker is David Johnson, President and General Manager of Johnson Nursery
Corporation and Gardens Direct, who will share his favorite selections for springtime
friendly plants from his nursery’s huge array of plants. He will explain how online
gardening works and how you can learn more about Garden Direct’s diverse selections.
A variety of plant material from Gardens Direct will be available for sale outside the
clubhouse before and after the meeting with 20% of the profits from the sale
going to the Domestic Violence Shelter. Please join us for social time, refreshments
and a short business meeting prior to learning more about springtime plants.



April 10, 2019 1:00 p.m. ~ “Begin the Conversation:
Facing the Elephant in the Room”

The Great Oaks Club welcomes Jason Clamme, Education and Outreach Specialist
at Lower Cape Fear Hospice to help us identify health care choices and suggest ways
we can begin communicating them to family and health care providers so that it will be
easier for us, our loved ones, and our doctors to understand and honor our wishes if
we are ever unable to communicate our health care preferences. Advance care planning
encourages the understanding of possible healthcare choices, talking about decisions
with loved ones and doctors, and putting those plans in writing, if needed.
Mr. Clamme will explain the use of Advance Directive documents such as Living Will
and Health Care Power of Attorney forms to legally express your choices
as part of his presentation. Please join us for social time, refreshments
and a short business meeting prior to Mr. Clamme’s talk.



May 8, 2019 11:30 a.m. ~ Spring Luncheon and
“Spring into Spring” Fashion Show

Our spring luncheon will feature a fashion show of J. McLaughlin attire,
modeled by some of our Great Oaks’ members. There will be clothing available
for browsing and purchase at the meeting and at the store for 2 hours afterward,
with 15% of sales being donated by J. McLaughlin to the Domestic Violence Shelter.
Details of the menu and reservation deadline will be included here at a later date.

Cancelled due to hurricane.


Spring Day Trip - Silver Coast Winery & Shopping in Southport
April 3, 2019  ~  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tour The Silver Coast Winery, enjoy a wine tasting event and a catered full buffet luncheon
at the winery, followed by an afternoon of shopping in historic Southport.  Bus transportation is included in the price of $75 for all of the above.  The trip is limited to 55 ladies (the seating capacity
of the bus), and all participants must have paid this year's Great Oaks Club membership dues.
Refunds for cancellations can be made if the club is able to fill your space from
the waiting list.  This is due to contractual guarantees and necessary non-refundable
prepayments to the bus, winery and catering companies.  This is a
rain or shine event. Departure is from the Arboretum Post Office area.
The bus has a restroom on board.

To make your reservation, you may bring your check made payable to The Great Oaks Club
for $75 (and include your email address and phone number on the check) to the February 13 or
March 13 meetings, or mail or drop off your check at Cecile Blankenhorn's home
at 2019 Graywalsh Drive  You are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible
to secure your reservation.  A waiting list will be maintained if the event is over-subscribed.

Silver Coast Winery is located inland of Ocean Isle Beach and has been awarded numerous
Certificates of Excellence by Trip Advisor.  Their winemaker was named New Winemaker of the
year in 2004 for his expertise and has won over 400 national and international awards
for the winery's European style wines.  The wine tasting event is included in the price
of the trip, but you may purchase glasses of wine for $8 per glass for the buffet.
Silver Coast Wines may be purchased by the bottle with bottle prices of $12
and upwards depending on the label.

The seaside town of historic Southport offers a wide variety of specialty shops,
 art galleries, museums and parks.
Cancelled.