SOME ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT FOUR SEASONS AT WALL
House & Recreation (H&R)
H&R is an umbrella committee that monitors and coordinates all social and recreational activities of various clubs and groups. The committee also manages the financial accounts of the clubs’ cash transactions related to each group’s event or activity. The committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Boardroom of the Clubhouse. [See also the Event Planning Committee, a sub-committee of H&R.] (Contact: Tom Kane)
The American Legion Arthur W. Potts Memorial Post 529 currently has over 70 members who are Four Seasons residents. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Joe Walsh and Rich Murray handle Membership and will be happy to answer questions about the Post and our activities. If you are a Veteran, contact Joe or Rich.
Architectural Control Committee
The ACC monitors all additions or modifications of the homes in the community as well as the surrounding landscaping of each home. They are guided by an ACC document that contains all of the rules and regulations pertaining to homes in the community. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings of each month at 9:30 a.m. (Contact: Leo Wagner)
The Billiards Club organizes pool tournaments during the year in our stately decorated billiards room with four regulation pool tables. We structure our tournaments to be enjoyable for all levels of players. Over the past 5 years we had many tournaments, usually two or three times a year where we play Straight Pool, 8 Ball and 9 Ball. We welcome all residents, and extend a special invitation to all new residents to participate in our men’s and women’s tournaments. (Contacts: Joe Daurio, Sal Libecci, Dave Heskin & Sandy Kelman)
Bingo is played every Tuesday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Ballroom.
(Contact: Mary Lou Guarini )
- Mixed League – Takes place each year from May through July. Teams of 4 sign up or are assigned. There are 3 groups that play Monday, Friday or Saturday mornings. Game times (that alternate) are: 9:00, 10:00 and, if necessary, 11:00 a.m. Play-offs and championship games occur around the end of July, followed by an end-of-season luncheon. Cost is $25/person. Many beginners, especially new residents, have joined, finding it terrific and suspenseful fun as well as a great opportunity to meet other residents.
- (Contacts: Ron LaCorte, Mike McIntyre, Ann Square, Bob Wehner & Joan Daurio)
- Men’s Fall League – Takes place each year from about August to early October, with games scheduled on Saturdays at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. It is also competitive, with play-offs and championships. Cost is $27/person which covers the closing luncheon. (Contact: Joe Paccione)
- Women’s Fall League – Takes place each year from September to late October, with games scheduled for Monday and Friday mornings at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. This is somewhat more flexible and less competitive, allowing gals with busy schedules to miss an occasional game, recruiting a substitute. (Contact: Joan Daurio)
The Four Seasons Book Club meets usually on the second Monday of every month in the Clubhouse Library at 7:00 p.m. All residents are welcome! There are no requirements, just a love of reading and a willingness to share your thoughts, impressions and feelings on the selected books. (Contact: Sheila Wilten)
The fall bowling season is from mid-September through mid-December. Then the spring season takes over from mid-January through mid-May. Games are every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Sea Girt Lanes and the cost per game per person is $11. Handicaps are assigned and competitive games determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Yet another great way to meet other residents! (Contact: Tony Giani)
Games are played at 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Card Room of the Clubhouse. It’s very informal and we welcome all levels of players. New players begin as substitutes, of which there is a desperate need! We would love to recruit newcomers! Please call me if you’re interested. (Contact: Dee Kerrigan)
Games are played with partners, “hand and foot”, on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the card room of the Clubhouse. A friendly, non-competitive atmosphere is provided. All are welcome and help will gladly be offered to beginners. (Contact: Joan Lauten)
The Four Seasons Chorale is a fun group of men and women who just love to sing. There are no tryouts and you don’t even have to read music. One concert a year is performed before Christmas with daytime rehearsals on Tuesdays during October and November. This year’s Holiday Concert is scheduled for Friday, December 1. Watch for details in The Voice. (Contact: Ginny Jasko)
All residents are automatically members. Meetings are usually on the fourth or third Tuesday of the Month at 4:00 p.m. Please check The Voice for dates and times. (Contacts: Walter Nicholson, Dr. Erwin Tepper)
Sign-up is the beginning of the year, with games from mid-May to mid-September. All are welcome. Games are played on Thursday mornings at 8:30, 9:15 and 10:00 a.m. (Contact: Walter Nicholson)
Event Planning Committee
This is an H&R sub-committee that organizes and presents various events during the year (some with a seasonal theme), providing venues in our Clubhouse for social entertainment to enhance a sense of unity and harmony within our community. Some past events have included a Potluck Dinner, an annual December Holiday Dinner/Dance, Tasting of International Food, a Kentucky Derby Cocktail Party, Margaritaville Party and Oktoberfest. Volunteers are more than welcome to assist at these fun and colorful events! (Contact: JoAnn Schwarzbek)
Our beautifully equipped Fitness Center is open to all residents daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A team of volunteers is in charge of making sure all equipment is functioning and safe. They also suggest when new equipment should be ordered and/or when old machines should be repaired or replaced. This is not only a fine venue to get yourself in shape, it’s also a popular meeting place for fitness fanatics in addition to the less enthused, who might find workouts a necessary evil. (Contacts: Tony Salatto & Rich Murray)
The Garden Club was formed fifteen years ago for the express purpose of maintaining the common grounds and educating our residents on the various elements of gardening. The Garden Club’s major responsibilities in the community are the gazebo, the clubhouse patio plantings, the flower wagon at the clubhouse entrance and the patio pots at the entrance to the pool gazebo. Our members plant and maintain these areas throughout the spring and summer seasons. We hold a poinsettia sale in the late fall, we decorate the gazebo for the holiday season, and sponsor a community tree lighting with refreshments and music to “kick off” our holidays here at Four Seasons. The Garden Club meets six times a year, on the second Thursday of the months of September, October, November, March, April, and May. We meet in the Ballroom at 9:30 a.m., usually with either a guest speaker or a gardening program. There are no requirements to belong to our club. We would more than welcome new residents! (Contact: Lorraine Walsh)
The Four Seasons Golf Club currently has about 70 families signed up for our 2017 season. We will have a number of events during the golf season: there is a golf outing at Pebble Creek in Colts Neck in June and we will have a Nine and Dine in August at Pebble Creek, followed by dinner at Huddy’s (located right next to the golf course). Other events that we have planned during the year include our very popular Four Seasons Day at the Races at Monmouth Race Track in August and our elegant Annual Dinner Dance at Crystal Point in Point Pleasant in November. There is no fee to join. Various groups within our community also play at many area golf courses. All golf events are announced in the monthly publication of The Voice. (Contact: Pat Moore)
The Investment Club is a limited partnership made up of several resident partners. We discuss and analyze stocks, capital markets and industry trends, and actively manage a portfolio, primarily of stocks. There is a quarterly contribution that gets invested by the partners for our monthly trading with the objective of increasing our partners’ capital investment. We have guest speakers and an educational component as well. Our meetings include a full review of our portfolio trends, new stocks which are recommended for purchase by a team of partners, in conjunction with an analysis of sell and watch recommendations. We also enjoy our social outings, which include a summer barbeque and a December holiday event. (Contact: Mike Steven, President)
There are MahJongg games every Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse. They are open for anyone interested in either learning or playing the game. (Contact: Judy Lefsky))
Mermaids gather from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday mainly in the indoor pool. There is a warm-up, weight and wall exercises, followed by cool-down. Aerobic exercise in water provides additional resistance with reduced bodily impact. Come and share a healthy hour – time is also allotted for laughs.
(Contacts: Alyce Glennon & Carol Notte)
Movies are shown most Fridays in the Clubhouse Theater at 7:30 p.m. followed by coffee and goodies. Many arrive at 7:00 p.m. to watch Jeopardy. A $2 contribution to cover food costs is appreciated! (Contact: Dr. Erwin Tepper)
MTA (Medical Transportation Assistance)
This group of volunteers aids residents with transportation to and from various medical facilities in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Check The Voice for the current list. Volunteer drivers are always welcome.
(Contact: Walter Nicholson)
The Nurses Club welcomes all nurses in the community. Members of this club are mainly retired nurses who still practice their life-long commitment to healing, caring, comforting and supporting through their unmatched dedication. Their goal is to inform and educate the community through articles in The Voice and – working with Hackensack/ Meridian Health Care – engage speakers throughout the year. Each year at a monthly Woman’s Club meeting the Nurses Club provides a speaker specializing in specific health issues, and serves delicious heart-healthy refreshments. The October Health Fair is sponsored by the Nurses Club and Hackensack/Meridian Health Care. Our residents have access to flu and pneumonia vaccines, regular blood pressure readings, as well as various other medical testing. The Nurses Club has contributed greatly to the well-being of our community. (Contact: Aine Lynch-Powers)
Day trips and occasionally overnight getaways are planned for our community. Last year trips were enjoyed to: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse (‘Rumors’); Tenement Museum/lunch in Little Italy/Irish Famine Memorial; Smithville Inn/Atlantic City; Guggenheim Museum/lunch at Carmine’s; Bateaux glass-enclosed yacht around NY harbor/ Highline + Chelsie Market; and December Holiday Bus Trip to NYC. Trips planned in 2017: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse (‘Born Yesterday’); Manasquan River cruise; Smithville Inn/Atlantic City; Greenwood Cemetery/lunch at L&B Spumoni Gardens, Brooklyn; Princess Cruise NY-New England, Canada-NY; Bus Tour Montreal/Quebec. [Watch for the yellow trip notices from our group in your underneath mailbox.]
(Contacts: John Giordano, Lorraine Murray, Rich Murray, Joan Valeriani & Cathy Vento)
This is one of the fastest growing activities for seniors, described as a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton. The game is played with perforated plastic balls on a 44’x20’ court with a 3’ tall net separating the two teams. Games can be played with 2 or 4 players. We play on specially marked areas of the tennis courts. A net, balls and paddles are provided for our members. Dues are $5 per year. Mixed doubles will resume playing in the spring and will play every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. into the fall, as long as Mother Nature allows.
(Contacts: Joel Cannilla & Marge Granata)
The seven-member Pool Committee meets the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and handles issues of safety regulations having to do with the outdoor and indoor pools. One of our most active roles throughout the season from Labor Day to Memorial Day is the monitoring of state-mandated water readings in the indoor pool on the weekends. This is taken care of thanks to volunteer help. The more volunteers we have, the fewer times each will need to be scheduled to do the readings. Please let me know if you are interested. (Contact: Tim Kearney)
Exercise enthusiasts get together Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the all-purpose room in the Clubhouse basement. The 45-minute video takes participants through a series of brisk walks, leg lifts, side steps, knee lifts, etc., done with or without weights. The workout is set to music and provides a challenging exercise tempo. You can choose to do one, two, or all three miles. (Contacts: Alyce Glennon & Ann Lewis)
This is a large group of Four Seasons residents devoted to playing Shanghai Rummy, a game that is both fast-paced and fun. They play many times each week and celebrate birthdays once a month. If you are interested in learning the game or in joining a group, please call Mary Lou. (Contact: Mary Lou Guarini)
The Singles Club is a social organization and support group for single residents of Four Seasons. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month from September through June at 7:00 p.m. Annual dues are $5. The theme of the meetings varies each month, consisting of speakers, fun activities, potluck dinner, games, crafting, baby gifts for Birthright, movie and pizza nights, ending with an indoor picnic at our June meeting. New members, new singles and new residents are all welcome. Watch for our column in The Voice and posters for upcoming activities. Come join us! (Contact Co-Chairs: Dee Kerrigan & Ollie Kraemer)
The tennis season begins in May with a breakfast on Friday, May 5 at 9:00 in the Ballroom, followed by tennis, weather permitting. Women play on Monday and Friday mornings from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Guys play Tuesday and Thursday mornings also from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays are open for mixed games. Sunday mornings and all afternoons are open to all homeowners. There is a very informal BYOB, pot luck summer social. Cost is $10/person with a donation of two new cans of tennis balls each.
(Contacts: Women’s Tennis: Ros Hassett / Men’s Tennis: Mike Sullivan)
The Marines @ Four Seasons
The Marines @ Four Seasons was formed in 2000. Membership is open to any man or woman who served in the USMC. We meet once a month in the Clubhouse and conduct community ceremonies on Memorial Day, Veterans Day and 9/11. We collect for Toys for Tots and – thanks to the generosity of our residents – we donate one of the largest collections in the area. Over the years we have conducted fundraisers for the 9/11 Memorial and the defibrillator in the gym. At the National Convention of the Marine Corps League in Idaho in 2011 we received national recognition for our contributions to the Marine Corps League, to our community, and to the United States of America.
(Contact: Anthony D’Altrui)
This is our monthly publication of information and announcements for, about, and by the residents of Four Seasons at Wall. A volunteer staff gathers, writes (and encourages writers!), edits and proofreads a variety of articles that keep residents amused and educated, as they keep track of past and future events. (Contact: Joan Daurio)
Women meet Monday through Friday mornings (and often also on Saturdays) from 9:30-10:15 a.m. for free water aerobics exercised to a tape. Some women prefer to just walk in the pool, which is fine. Time is also available afterwards to exercise the freedom of speech (because mouths also need exercise). Both indoor and outdoor pools are used, depending on season and weather. (Contact: Lynn Gordon)
Our goal is to reach out to new residents, welcoming them, providing an opportunity to meet and connect with others – new (and senior!) to Four Seasons – offering information specific to Four Seasons, including activities offered here, in addition to whatever local materials are available to those who might not be familiar with this area.
(Contacts: Linda Roszkowski, Linda Okrasinski , Joann Petti, Jane Rowe & Ann Square)
All Four Seasons women are invited to join the Women’s Club which was founded in 2000. We’re about 130 members strong. Our mission is: To unite the women of Four Seasons through service to our community and to the community at large and to provide programs that broaden horizons and increase knowledge. Our monthly meetings, which are usually held on the first Monday of each month from September through June, are enlightening and entertaining. We have a very active Social Concerns Committee which provides aid to local charities and those in need. This club provides a wonderful opportunity for all women in our community to engage with each other and with the community at large. (Contacts: Joan Daurio & Mary Grodkiewicz)
(Revised March, 2017)