WCMA Golf Outing
Monday, June 5, 2017 - SUMMARY OF EVENT
Wethersfield Country Club, Wethersfield, CT
WCMA Members and Invited Guests
Outing Annual "Rain Dance" Worked
WCMA hosted 140 golfers and 10 extra for networking at its annual spring general membership meeting well placed on the Calendar by the Executive Director literally in between two days of rain, of course by plan (we wish!).
At the General membership meeting, Board President, Tom Rosen, Wire & Cable Consulting LLC/Ulbrich Specialty Wire, said the organization continues to grow with 92 members and three more under application. WCMA continues to provide valuable information resources and networking opportunities to manufacturers of electrical and electronic wire and cable while collaborating fully with organizations doing the same.
Rosen recognized incoming Board Members, Paul Gemelli, Gem Gravure; Gary Stanitis, Daikin America, and Ron Reed, Lloyd and Bouvier. Rosen will be suceeded as president by Bob Canny, TE Wire & Cable, in 2018.
WCMA predicts at least matching the $5000 donation to UCONN health center cancer research. This year the field was slightly smaller, but participant generosity yielded amost $3000 of contributions through the raffle and Silent Auction. WCMA thanks Fluorgistix (John Rivers), T&T Marketing (Michael Roussell), Arthur J Hurley (Matt Hurley and Krystal Peterson) and Carris Reels (Brian Holden) for Silent Auction contributions, PLUS 32 tee box sponsors.
Carris Reels, hosted the on-course snacks and beverages and presented the annual "Closest to the Cheese" prize to Bob Smith, of Fluorgistx. Chase Corp. covered the Hole in One competition, W. Gillies Technogies picked up the Long Drive and Closest to the Pin, and James Monroe Wire & Cable covered the Driving Range. Thanks!
Standard golf prizes include the following:
Low Gross Team -Jim Stocking, John Netta, Bob Smith, Sue Welsh
Second Low Gross-Vince Donaldson, John Uliano, Chris Boyd, Rene Mayer
1st Low Net- Mark Normandin, Bob Auger, Jim Hobensack, Joe Barry
2nd Low Net- Tom Copp, Tim Copp,Taylor Richey,Scott Katzur
3rd Low Net- Scott Wordsworth, Andy Zinner, Eric Juntwait, Shaun Redman
4th Low Net -Mark Mathiasen, Mike Mathiasen, Phil DuPuis, Dave Stackpole
5th Low Net - Glenn Davidson, Bill Yankovich, Jim Mentekitis
Dave Gamble, Reelex, took Closest to the Pin; and Tim Copp, Reelex, and Deb DiBenedetto, C&M Corp., logged long drives. These prizes were sponsored by W Gillies Technologies
Chase Corp. sponsored the hole in one contest, and James Monroe Wire & Cable hosted the Driving Range.ees participated in yet another almost - but no- rain out!!
We will publish our 2018 date soon but this is normal.....
10:00 am – Registration, 10:30 – Grab and Go Lunch, 11:00 - Tee Time- Sharp!
Cocktail Reception at approx. 5:00 pm, followed by Dinner & Awards
Lunch, on-course beverages, and afternoon snacks are provided, followed by a networking reception and dinner including a brief member meeting and golf awards.
Reservations are limited and priority consideration will be given to: (1) WCMA members and (2) payments received on time. Please Note: when the field exceeds 144 players, we will begin creating a waiting list and will determine a finite player limit to keep the golf round playing time reasonable. All reservations, payments & attendee list due no later than May 26th.
FEES For Golf:
-$195 per player, $780 per foresomes paid for by a WCMA member (with member#)
-$210 per player, $840 per foresome for registrations by non-member company
Reception and Dinner Only: -$70 for WCMA corporate members, -$85 for non-members
Hole Sponsorships: $125 per Tee Box Sign.Major sponsorships also available – please call.
Silent Auction: Seeking donated items ($100 value or greater). See separate sheet.
Dress Code and Other Policies:
Proper golfing attire is required – tucked in collared shirts, long pants, shorts that reach the lower thigh, & women’s golfing skirts. No jeans. Discrete use of wireless communication devices.
Directions to Wethersfield Country Club (76 Country Club Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109):
From the North, East or West—on I-91 South
Take exit 25S, which becomes Rt. 3. Go straight on Rt. 3, crossing over Rt. 99 at the 3rd light. At the next light, make a right on Prospect (Rt. 287). Turn left at the 2nd light. Follow directions from Griswold below ^.
From the South—on I-91 North
Take exit 24N. Take a right off the ramp onto Rt. 99. Go 1 mile and make a left onto Rt. 3. Go to the first light and make a right on Prospect (Rt. 287). Turn left at the 2nd light. Follow directions from Griswold below ^.
^ Follow Griswold until the 3rd street (less than .2 miles), turn right onto Country Club Road. Drive straight up the hill, directly into the parking lot of the Club.
Hotel Accommodations & Travel:
Wethersfield Country Club is one town south of Hartford, Connecticut, conveniently located off I-91 North or South. We suggest the following hotels all within 2-8 miles of the Club:
- Premium – Sheraton Htfd. South (Rocky Hill) 860-257-6000 or Residence Inn by Marriott (Rocky Hill) 860-257-7500
- Crowne Plaza (Cromwell) 860-635-2000 or Marriott (downtown Hartford) 860-249-8000
- Mid-Range – Hampton Inn (Rocky Hill) 860-563-7877, Comfort Inn (Wethersfield) 860-563-2311
Call Ed Fenton if questions - 860-841-7720
After a damp start, the afternoon brought sunny skies for wire industry golfers and dinner attendees
Closest EVER to the Cheese (2014) Bill Harju crowned this year's receipient, but still holds the record