Tom Kozempel, October 21, 2020, Washington Township Rotary Golf Fundraiser 2020
Thank you, thank you to all who participated and contributed to our 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser and first ever Online Auction.
While the golf was a wash-out, this year’s fundraiser was a successful effort. Many of our guests stayed between 1 and 3 p.m. to enjoy the BBQ dinner, check out all the auction items, participate “live” in the final hours of the online auction and collect their winning bid items. The most important thing is we collectively raised quite a bit of money for our Rotary’s Davidson Scholarship Fund and other service programs.
This was our fist online silent auction, and it was fun for all. There were a few minor issues along the way but the feedback was all good. There is little doubt we will hold another auction sometime in the future.
It took a lot of work and thoughtfulness to make this happen:
-To those who participated as sponsors thank you for your generosity.
-To those who provided items for the auction, you donation of products or services are very much appreciated.
-To those who registered to play golf, thank you for your personal support for Rotary and our community efforts. If you haven’t yet received your voucher for a round of golf and you’re gift bag, please let me know.
-To the Wedgwood Catering and Golf staff, thank you for partnering and cooperating with our club to make the day happen as best-we-could around the rain.
-Finally, to the golf committee and all who volunteered on Friday during the rain, thank you for doing what Rotarians do best – putting service to others above self.
Next year if we hold this event in September, we’ll hopefully enjoy perfect weather again.
Nick DelBuono – October 7, 2020 – First Communion Party
Once again, I find myself expressing my gratitude to you both for taking the stress out of planning and hosting my event. The communion of my daughter was very special to our family and the pandemic casted a cloud over it and any celebration we had in mind. My wife and I were very disappointed when we had to cancel our original party planned for May 2nd. In late August when our parish re-scheduled the communion ceremony, we were very skeptical about going forward and having an event. There were so many unknowns, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. After discussing some ideas and possibilities with you, our hesitancy faded, and we were once again excited about celebrating this joyous occasion. Every phone call, every question, ever concern we had, you were ready for, solved and made go away. The room was set up perfect, our guests felt very safe with the space provided. The food was delicious and plentiful, and the service was impeccable. What a great staff, you could tell they have excellent leaders. We had a fantastic time and will remember our daughter’s communion as such. I hope you realize how much I appreciate all you did for me and my family. It matters.
Jim and Pat Zebrowski – November 2, 2019 – 50th Anniversary Party
We recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary at Wedgwood Country Club. What a wonderful experience. Michael and Genie are the Best!! Michael made sure every detail was met, from the food to decorating the room for our special day. His expertise in creating the atmosphere was truly remarkable. He is so creative to detail. We are so very happy we chose Wedgwood for our party. Michael and Genie are so caring and personable, helping us make our day so very special. What a Great Team!! If we were asked to rate on a scale from 1 to 5, we would give a 5 all the way! Food – Exceptional, Room – Beautifully decorated thanks to Michael, Staff – Friendly, caring, personable.
Entire Event – 5! The best we could have ever wanted. Our guests still raving about Wedgwood. Great comments about Michael and Genie, they just loved both of them. Michael went over and above to make our day truly special. Genie was so very helpful in helping us make the right decisions in ordering our cake. Great bartender, our guests just loved you! So pleasant, personable. Wedgwood deserves a 5 star rating.
We would highly recommend for all parties large or small. We are so very pleased with our entire event. Michael and Genie, we can’t thank you enough for being so kind and caring and making our 50th Anniversary a truly memorable day for us, our family and our friends. Words can not express our gratitude to Michael and Genie. Many, many thanks.
Tom and Mary Vaccara – November 26, 2018 – WTHS Class of 1973 Reunion
We want to thank you for the wonderful job you did for our recent event: The WTHS Class of 1973 Reunion. It was everything you promised. The room was laid out and decorated perfectly. The food was excellent, service was great and the bar was handled without anyone having to wait for a drink.
We had numerous compliments from classmates as to how nice everything was. Your staff handled the evening with a low key professionalism that made our event sress free.
Thank you. We will certainly recommend you and Wedgwood Country Club as a great venue.
Gwen Steet – October 21, 2018 – Black Cat Ball
What an awesome night we had! Michael outdid himself with the decorations! It was absolutely a magical night!
Cheryl Perrone – October 5, 2018
Mike, I felt compelled to write to you this morning. I’m still smiling from the night! There was not one hiccup. Every detail was appreciated. From the yellow flowers to the napkins!!! The place looked great. The food was excellent! The servers were pleasant! You are a true professional and your expertise is noted! God Bless You!!!!!!
Melissa Randazzo – May 9, 2018
Just wanted to say thank you to Michael and the rest of the staff for the amazing job they did for my sister’s bridal shower. The shower was held in the Fireplace Room which was very nicely decorated before we arrived; Michael’s attention to detail did not go unnoticed. The staff was very friendly and attentive. They catered to each table, especially my sister, ensuring her and all of the guests had everything they needed. The brunch buffet had a great selection to choose from. The food was delicious and nicely assorted. Many of our guests returned to the buffet for seconds as there was plenty of food served. I received dozens of compliments during the shower and after about how professional and attentive the staff was and how amazing the food had been. Thanks to your wonderful staff, my sister’s bridal shower was a huge success! Wedgwood Country Club will definitely be our first choice for our next event!
Nanci & John Knapp
Just wanted to take a moment to let you know that a wonderful time was had by all! We received compliments all evening regarding how gracious and helpful the staff were. The comments regarding the delicious food were consistent. We can’t thank you enough for the service you and your staff provided. I must concur, the food was FABULOUS. Kudos to all in helping us host a most impressive and fun party! We are still receiving emails and texts from our guests (still smiling two days later). With Sincere Thanks.
Erin DeLuca – October 30, 2017
Hi Genie! I can’t tell you enough how amazing Ian’s party was. It’s was fantastic! The food was delicious and Michael’s decorating was awesome!.
Fran – Washington Township Public Schools – October 11, 2017
First, thanks so much for all of your help in the spring with the volleyball banquet (boys) held at Wedgwood Country Club. Everything was phenomenal and you made it so easy for me!
Janet Passio – October 16, 2017
Good morning…Hope you both are fully recovering from the busy weekend..My family and I wanted to say thank you again for making my daughter’s wedding celebration a memorable day. It was beautiful from start to finish. Not 1 complaint..It was perfect. Please let the Chef know the food was outstanding. Everyone has been calling and texting me for days saying how lovely the ballroom was and how delicious the food was..Especially the bread budding..a Huge hit..
Addi and Sam Myles – September 10, 2017
On Sunday, September 10th, we had a very special baby shower at Wedgwood Country Club. It was more like a big, family party. After the party I received several calls, texts, and emails from my relatives and friends saying how much they enjoyed the party and how well they were treated. Thanks to Michael, and Genie, our party was a success. There was nothing “too much” for them to handle. From the first time I talked to Michael, to the minute I left on Sunday, he was exceptionally attentive. Genie even helped carry gifts and even carried drinks to the table for my husband. The Ballroom was perfectly decorated, the comments on the food keep coming in, and the staff very attentive. Please extend our thanks to Michael and Genie for their help throughout this occasion and making it so special for us, and our son and his wife. I just can’t say enough about them. . .
Cindy and Ally Horan – August 6, 2017
My daughter Ally and I would just like to say thank you to Mike Schrecongost and Genie for all of their help in the planning of my daughter’s bridal shower on August 6th. We were very happy with the set-up of the Fireplace room and everyone commented on how delicious the food was. Mike and Genie were such a pleasure to work with and very helpful with all the decisions we had to make. Thanks again Mike and Genie. If anyone should ask us to recommend a place for an event, we will be sure to tell them of our experience with Wedgwood Country club.
Thank you for making my daughter’s bridal shower a special time for her.
Mary Jane Hrapczynski – May 17, 2017
This note is to confirm what I am sure you already know and that is that your catering manager Michael Schrecongost is one outstanding employee. He goes over and beyond what is ever expected. Just to let you know, in January I booked a brunch in the large room on the first fllor for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower. It was absolutely wonderful. Michael is a person that pays special attention to detail. When my son and daughter-in-law were planning their son’s christening, they of course called Genie and Michael. Unfortunately, the only room available was the upstairs room. Ryan & Helena were not thrilled with the look of the room because it was dated. Michael assured them that he would make it look decorative with skirting, lights and embellishment on the food tables. When we walked in the evening before to place the table centerpieces, we were amazed. Michael is a man of his word. He worked his magic and the dated room looked very festive. His attention to detail is amazing. Michael had four parties going on that day. I don’t know how he managed to keep all four going and still be a presence to all four. both Genie and Michael listen to what will make their client happy. Most places show you the packages and their attitude is more of a take it or leave it response. I like that they specialiezed the package to fit just what was needed to make our grandson’s christening a very special event.
Other places may be more modern, but they do not have the personal touch of Michael Shrecongost.
Sue Zeller, President of Wedgwood Women’s Club – April 23, 2017
I am writing you this letter to tell you what a wonderful, professional job Genie Gullo and Michael Schrecongost have done for Wedgwood Women’s Club through-out the year.
Them have met every request we had, from our monthly meetings to moving half a room around to the accommodate the people attending a bingo. They never failed to put our needs first. The did so with professionalism and class.
So many times, letters are only written to complain, but I want to tell you what an asset both Genie and Michael are to the club. The staff is just wonderful…taking their lead from Genie and Michael, they are always looking out for our club.
Thank you for another great club year at Wedgwood Country Club.
Mary Jane Hrapczynski – January 17, 2017
I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for the outstanding job that you and your staff did at the Baby Shower for my new grandson-to-be.From the first time I met with you and Genie, you were interested in what I was looking for. You were more than open to customizing your packages to fit what I wanted for my event. Nothing was ever too much. Your suggestions helped make our event truly unique. All of the other local venues handed me copies of menu packages and it was basically, take it or leave it. I am very glad that I left it.
The day could not have been coordinated any better. Everything was exactly as expected and more. The display tables were decorated beautifully. The communication between you and I kept everything running smoothly. You and your staff were very polite and professional.
The brunch that was presented was delicious. I received many compliments regarding the shower, and I feel it only right to pass along the compliments to the people who brought my ideas to reality.
I look forward to hosting future events at the Wedgwood Country Club.
The OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) – December 23, 2016
Thank you so much for making the Church of the Holy Family Senior Christmas Luncheon a wonderful celebration. Not only was the food delicious, but the Fireplace Room provided the perfect atmosphere for a winter party. The staff was porfessional and most helpful. We will definitely be back for future events.
Dolores Tornari – December 4, 2016
Wanted to send a sincere thank you to Genie and Michael and all the staff who made our Ladies Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 2ndsuch a wonderful success. I was able to get around to most of the tables to solicit opinions and everyone I spoke with was extremely pleased with the quality of their meal especially noting “the meal was so nice and hot” and the veggies were not too hard or too soft. Other comments were that the staff was so very pleasant and quick. The ladies loved the room and how beautifully it was decorated. Clearly this was our best luncheon ever. The other things important to this group of seniors were your ample parking, your restrooms on the same floor and the size of the room. I surely will be contacting you soon to book our luncheon for next year. Thank you for making me look so good!
Cathy Bush – November 17, 2016
I wanted to thank you for making my granddaughter’s sweet sixteen party a huge success. From our first meeting you worked with us to make sure the night would be perfect. I had narrowed my search down to two places. After meeting with you and discussing what we wanted I decide to go with Wedgwood Country Club. You assured me the food would be great and the room decorated just the way I pictured it. Your help in the afternoon setting up the decorations and suggestions for setting up the DJ and cake was very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for you. The food was served promptly and hot which you don’t find all the time when there is a buffet. Samantha loved everything. Her friends and family gave us lots of compliments. I also want to thank you fot returning a couple of gift cards that there left behind which we had no idea of. This just speaks about the kind of person you are. Once again, a big thank you. I would not hesitate to use Wedgwood Country Club again. Thanks to you and your staff.
Mr. & Mrs. Holt – September 30, 2016
My wedding experience at the Wedgwood Country Club on September 17, 2016 was unforgettable. The entire setup was breath taking. I could not believe how beautiful everything looked. The hall was beautifully decorated with lights on the sweet heart and the bridal party tables.
Thank you, Michael, for making my day romantic and beautiful. I was completely stunned when I entered the hall on the day of my wedding. I was surprised by your work. The hall was completely transformed from a normal dinner guest hall to a warm intimate and romantic setting.
The food was out of this world delicious. The Assorted Hot and Cold Hors d’oeuvres and the Entrée Selection is still the talk amongst our guests. They enjoyed the food and the white gloves services that was provided by your staff.
Thank again, Michael for taking care of my very special day. You and the entire Wedgwood staff were on point with everything. You made our day a complete joy. My husband and I have decide to celebrate our first wedding anniversary at the Wedgewood Country Club.
Thanks again, and see you next year.
Valerie – July 2016
To the staff at the Wedgwood Country Club, I am writing today something that I should have done a few months ago. I lost my husband on February 27, 2016 & decided to have a “Life Celebration Memorial” at your establishment. I had no idea how many people were going to attend so I gave Mike and Genie what I thought might, which was between 200-300 guests. They assured me that they could accommodate at least 300 & if more showed up that they would make it work! As it turned out, we had 281 as our head count when we sat down to eat. I can’t thank Mike & Genie and their staff enough! They did a fabulous job and made my event one that everyone continued to talk about weeks later! The food was amazing and they also had two bars set up to accommodate our guest so no one was waiting in line for drinks. It was absolutely flawless!! Mike & Genie, thank you so much for making my husbands Life Celebration more than I could have ever asked for!!
Nick – May 2016
I wanted to take the time to properly thank you for the fantastic job you did for my son’s First Holy Communion party. From the 1st phone call to the last goodbye, your personal and professional touch not only impressed me but also left an impression on my guests. I always felt very confident that you would make my party the best it could be, and I was right. I have had many parties over the years but none ran as smoothly as this one. Genie, you lead me in the right direction with the selections for the party and Michael, your execution was flawless. Even when I threw a couple of curves at you, you handled them perfectly. The room was beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff was excellent. It really was a stress-free day and my family and I were able, for once, to enjoy our party. I cannot thank you enough. You have made future party venue decisions very easy for me. Once again thank you and I look forward to you guiding me in my next event.
Joann and Chris – May 2016
There are not enough words to say how appreciative we are to you and your staff for another wonderful event at your facility this past Saturday afternoon, April 30, 2016, for our son’s 1st Communion luncheon. Many thanks to you again for fitting us in to the room that we wanted for this date and time. As you know, this is our 4th event at your facility and each time we have not had one complaint at all on anything! All of our events have been wonderful; never rushed and completely stress-free for us. We have worked with Ed with all of them except this last one and his service and attention to detail is what has kept us coming back to celebrate our family’s most special events. Although we missed Ed this time, you, Mike and your entire staff were amazing to us and we can’t thank you enough for another wonderful event at your facility! The food, as always, was absolutely delicious and our guests all agreed!! We were even able to enjoy a couple take home containers of our entrees at home for a second time which were amazing! Your flexibility with our late guests, one change of entrée and 2 additional guests was exceptional and seamless! Everything ran so smoothly despite these last minute modifications and yet again we had another stress-free, not rushed, wonderful event at your facility! The service was courteous, friendly and prompt! Everything was perfect!Thank you so much! We most definitely will be back!
Mariana and Doug – March 30, 2016
Just a quick note of thanks for a wonderful party for my Daughter’s Christening. Michael and Genie were overly accommodating on such short notice. The venue was perfect, the food was delicious and the staff was impeccable. We did not have to worry about anything but enjoying our guests. We’ve used Wedgwood for lots of our events throughout the years and every time you keep getting better and better. Thank you for making our hectic day seem like a dream! We will be back again!
Angela – February 29, 2016
I wanted to thank all of you for everything! I cannot begin to remember how many people were happy about the venue, the service and the FOOD!! I will be going on to whatever review sites I can to let everyone know what a wonderful establishment you have. I was so nervous and Mike and his crew did an amazing job of making sure that all was taken care of throughout the night we didn’t have to worry about a thing! I heard lots of people saying they were going to come back for future events. I know that if we decide to ride this crazy train again in 4 years we will def. choose your facility and we plan on inviting more classes so the turn out should be a lot bigger. Please let everyone know that we said thank you for their hard work and dedication to our night, everyone was very nice and professional and we would not have asked for anything more. I am a stickler for great customer service and we received nothing but the best from Wedgwood!
Sam Lazarra – December 6, 2015
Thank you for the wonderful “To Go” packages you left for our singers, Aaron and myself. The food was as you described, impeccable. The bread pudding, amazing! You were thoughtful to pack things up for us. My heartfelt thank for making our “work” tonight delicious!!
John P. Campbell, President – Washington Twp. Chamber of Commerce
All the events we have had at Wedgwood Country Club are handled with professionalism, quality food, and outstanding service by a truly wonderful staff, both on the golf course and in the dining room.