The Covey | November

Alvamar Country Club's Monthly Newsletter

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Thanksgiving Buffet

Thursday, November 28 | 11am to 2pm
Join us on Thanksgiving day and enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet.

Adults $28.95 | Children 6-12 $12.95 | 5 & under are free

Click here to check out the menu | Call 785.842.0004 or click here to RSVP
*reservations are required by Friday, November 22


2014 Executive Committee Election

Please take a moment and assist Alvamar in selecting three new Executive Board Members for 2014. We have five fantastic candidates for three openings. This is our first year using an electronic ballot. We will continue to mail hard-copy ballots and have them available throughout the Club. Please make sure to include your name on your ballot. Any ballot without a name will not be counted. This election process will close on Friday, November 15th at 5pm.

A Message from Current President, Scott Willette.


2014 Executive Committee Ballot (Candidate Profiles Included)
*one vote per membership please


Welcome New Members!


Joe & Sarah Farthing

RJ Opiger & Candace Egnoske

Brian & Joni Wilkerson

William & Julie Barnett

Eugene Riddick

Steven & Jennifer Koger


Enjoy Alvamar!

Tee To Green

Kent Morgison | Superintendent

Beginning November 1st, Alvamar will implement its long standing policy of restricting carts to paths for the remainder of the season. This minor inconvenience plays a vital role in allowing our warm season, zoysia fairways, to endure the sometimes brutal Kansas winters. Continue reading

Click here to view our Maintenance Blog and learn more about our recent and ongoing Bunker renovations, repairing ball marks, and more.


Alvamar BINGO Night ~ All Ages

Sunday, Nov. 10th 2013 at 3pm

1809 Crossgate Dr

Lawrence, KS

Join our Family Committee for one of our favorite Alvamar Events, BINGO! This is an all age event. Our Family Committee strongly encourages your friends and family to attend as your guests. $5.00 includes your first card, snacks and prizes. Additional cards will be sold for $1.00.

RSVP's are requested, please call 785-842-0004 or click here.


Golf Committee Update

Fall is one of the best times of the year to play golf. The summer heat is only a distant memory, and now you’re able to be outside breathing in the fresh air of a perfect autumn morning. Life is good, being out on the golf course.

Continue reading Chairman Chris Davis' input here.


Club Operations

Food & Beverage

F&B Update

Jen Nuessen | Director of Food & Beverage


Welcome to the fall season at Alvamar. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Oktoberfest celebration. With almost 100 members in attendance, the night was a huge success and everyone had a wonderful evening.

There are several upcoming events at Alvamar; Thanksgiving Day Buffet, Santa Brunch, New Year’s Eve Celebration. Member events are extremely important to the Food and Beverage Department. The staff tries particularly hard to ensure that every member event runs smoothly and is a success. As members you can help in that process. It’s helpful for the Food & Beverage department know how many guests are attending each event. Our members assist us greatly by making reservations and including the name and number of other members or guest in your party. While I am always happy to see members join us for events, walk-ins do create a challenge with our larger dining events such as holiday brunches. The new electronic newsletter will make booking reservations easier than ever. Located with each event advertisement will be a link to an email address where your reservation can be sent. Your commitment and participation is greatly appreciated and together we can continue to enjoy many events in the future.

Our Menu's | Call the Club and Press 1 to to place your to-go order for lunch or dinner!

AlvaBar Menu | Dinner Menu

*Note our Kitchen's winter hours (November 1st - March 9th)
Tuesday - Friday ~ 11am - 9pm
Saturday ~ 8am - 9pm
Sunday ~ 8am - 7pm

November Events | Sorted Chronologically


~ Your guests are always welcome ~

Trivia in the AlvaBar
Saturday, November 2nd & 23 | 7:30pm
Bring a team or come alone but don't miss this fun night at your Club.
Prizes for the winners.

Alvamar BINGO
Sunday, November 10th | 3:00pm
$5.00 per person for your first card, snacks & prizes
Family Committee event | additional cards are just $1.00

Movie in the Mezzanine

Friday, November 22nd | 6pm
Supervised Showing: Home Alone
Run time: 103 Minutes
Drop the kids off, buy them dinner and enjoy dinner and Bounty Night!

Thanksgiving Brunch

Thursday, November 28th | 11am - 2pm
Join us on Thanksgiving day and enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet.
Adults $28.95 | Children 6-12 $12.95 | 5 & under are free
Call 785.842.0004 or click here to RSVP

Tuesday Night Buffets

Every Tuesday | 5:30 - 8:30pm | BBB
  • 5th Prime Rib Buffet
  • 12th Home-style Buffet
  • 19th Pasta Buffet
  • 26th Birthday Buffet (Free for October birthdays!)


QUICK LUNCH CLUB
Baked Potato, Soup, & Salad Bar
Every Tuesday - Friday from 11:30 - 2:00 | Oldfather Lounge
This quick lunch option is just $10. It includes a fountain drink and taxes.


Call 785-842-0004 or email with your questions or to RSVP for any Alvamar Club function.

Bounty Night Update

$500.00 Winners: Mike & Mary Higgins ~ Congrats!!!

Recent Absent Winners: Steve Menke, Mike Morin, Scot Buxton

Bounty Night is held every Friday Night in the AlvaBar from 6:30 to 7:30pm. We raffle off some great prizes, make announcements about upcoming events at the Club and pull a name (or 5) from our ENTIRE membership directory. Every membership is included in the drawing but you must be here to claim the prize.* Get here early, these can be fun but it can be tough to find a table.

*You will be included in the drawing if you're dining at the Club or participating in a club sanctioned event.


Click here to view our November Calendar. Our events are listed throughout this document but this is our Master Membership Calendar straight from the website. If you have suggestions our would like to add something to our calendar Please contact Kursten Minnis, our Event Sales & Marketing Director.


Ladies' November Bridge

Friday, November 8th at 11:30
Please make your reservations by noon on Wednesday, November 6th by contacting Bebe Huxtable at 843-1145 or Carolyn Harden at 856-3460


New Year's Eve at Alvamar!

Tuesday, Dec. 31st 2013 at 7:30pm-1am

1800 Crossgate Drive

Lawrence, KS

Join us and ring in the New Year at Alvamar! This Social Committee event always impresses.
Live music from Soul'd Out!
Amazing Dinner Buffet
Champagne Toast at Midnight
12:01 Breakfast Buffet
and more...

Due to this event's popularity, we will cap the number of reservations available.

Click here to RSVP.

Bob Billings Banquet Room Oldfather Lounge Closings

BBB & Oldfather Closings (no upstairs dining):

Saturday, November 2 – All Day

Saturday, November 9 – All Day

Saturday, November 16 – All Day

Thursday, November 21 - Dinner


BBB Closing (Oldfather open):

Wednesday, November 20 – Lunch


Oldfather Closing (BBB Open):

Friday, November 8 – Dinner

Friday, November 15 – Dinner


BBB = Bob Billings Banquet Room

Chef's Monthly Recipe

Fall seems to have fallen rather quickly and we find ourselves looking at winter with dread and summer with longing. Remembering hot soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on a cold day is a fond memory of fall. Here is an old favorite.


Butternut Squash soup:

2 tbsp butter

1 onion diced

2 cloves garlic chopped

2 lbs butternut squash, peeled and diced

2 carrots peeled diced

13/4 cup chicken stock

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

¼ tsp fresh thyme chopped

3 oz whipping cream

Salt and pepper to taste


Sauté onion in butter till softened, add garlic and sweat it lightly, add Butternut, chicken stock, brown sugar, carrot and herbs. Bring to simmer, cover, cook 20 + minutes (till veg is tender), add cream, salt and pepper bring back to simmer then off the fire. Puree in blender or food processor, run through a sieve if preferred, if not simply Enjoy!


Until next month, Good cooking.

Chef Matthew

Photo of the month | Can you guess the hole? Email your guesses to J. Taylor and be entered to win a prize!

Last Month's Winner: Kent Pennybaker


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Club Staff

Bryan Minnis | Director of Operations
bminnis@alvamar.com

J. Taylor | Director of Membership
jtaylor@alvamar.com

Paul Hooser | Director of Instruction
phooser@alvamar.com

Eric Magnuson | Director of Golf
emagnuson@alvamar.com

Tyler Henderson | Assistant Golf Professional
thenderson@alvamar.com

Ryan Davis | Assistant Golf Professional
rdavis@alvamar.com

Jen Neussen | Director of Food & Beverage
jnuessen@alvamar.com

Kursten Minnis | Event Sales and Marketing Director
kminnis@alvamar.com

Chef Matthew Michel-Cox | Executive Chef
mmichel-cox@alvamar.com

Kent Morgison | Superintendent
kmorgison@alvamar.com

Valerie Woodhead | Accounts Payable
vwoodhead@alvamar.com

Vickie Weatherwax | Accounts Receivable
vweatherwax@alvamar.com


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