January 26, 2018

Fellow Members:

It is with much delight that I write to you today as the 48th President of our prestigious Club.  Please know, the Board of Governors and I will be committed to serving all of you with excellence and pledge to ensure that all decisions made will be for the best interest of the club.

We are grateful to hear all the positive feedback regarding the renovations on the Dining Room and the Sunset Room.  The decorating committee worked commendably in keeping this project along with other mechanical updates under budget.  It is my goal to update both the Bar and the Clock Room without incurring any added debt. 

All of these improvements have added value to the club and boosted the number of our private events and we anticipate the quantity and quality of events to continue increasing as we move forward.  I enthusiastically encourage you to consider hosting your next small or large event at our charming and welcoming club.

As we move into the New Year, one of my goals as President is to continue to bring in new members.   I cannot do this alone therefore; I invite each and every one of you to join me in bringing in at least one new member this year.  Our unique club has many qualities to offer.   I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you. If there is a specific topic you would like to discuss, feel free to contact me.

Our events committee will continue to focus on club events, speaker lunches, and dinners.  That said, we encourage you to contact us with any suggestions you might have.

As President of the oldest social club in New Jersey, my most important goal is to stand firm in protecting the integrity and the social traditions that are a hallmark of our outstanding club.


A. Mindy Papetti

A Club…

Is a haven of refuge and accord in a world torn by strife and discord;

Is a place of courtesy, good breeding and

  good manners;

It humbles the mighty, draws out the timid

   and casts out the sorehead;

And is one of the noblest inventions of mankind!

              ~ St. Andrews, Scotland