Happy Labor Day
Owners Gather for weekend of meetings and fun
This past labor day weekend, the Antlers welcomed home 60 of our owners and their guests for 3 days of Vail Valley enchantment and a little business.
A little business involved the Board of Directors, with a cast that includes Janinna Green, Rich Buckley, Catherine Michela, Tom Riedel, and Carol Binns. They met on Friday evening to discuss budgets, building improvement projects, capital reserves and a host of things that make the Antlers run as smooth as it does. The meeting was adjourned to the new Vail Chop House in Arabelle for dinner and cocktails. While the Board was hard at work on Friday night, the rest of the group was relaxing at the pool, exploring what was new in Lionshead and Vail (and a lot is new), or just getting settled in for the weekend and preparing for the activities planned.
The first ever owners golf tournament was scheduled for an 8:20 am start at the Vail Golf Club on Saturday morning. A record number of owners were in attendance for this prestigious event (John and Stella Reynolds, Jerome Darnell, and Jim Taylor just to mention the 4. Rob LeVine, Matt Zeremba, and yours truly also joined in just because there was plenty of room for three more.) We declared all of us that participated winners, and awarded each of us a medal for first ever attendees. We hope to have a few more join us next year (Kay, Andrew, Nancy, Suzie. You know who you are.) The weather was perfect and the course outstanding and in the best condition I have seen it in years.
Saturday evening put the whole group at 4 Eagle Ranch for an old fashion, ranch style, ho down, type BBQ. The setting was perfect and included horses and cattle grazing in the distance, camp fires, wagons, and a cowboy serenading all the lassies. The sunset was spectacular and our cowboy hats off to Tom Buchus and his staff for a great evening back up in the hills of Colorado. (Note: Best cowboy wanna-be goes to Jerome Darnell and Rob LeVine. These guys looked like a combination Clint Eastwood in “Outlaw Josie Wales” and Heath Ledger in “Brokeback Mountain”. I even noticed both of them walking bow-legged after a few giggle waters.)
On Sunday there were some unit tours of a few of the remodels that have been completed this spring. Many thanks to Jeff and Laurie Radcliffe (303), Col. Don (305), and Bob and Catherine Michela (518) for allowing everyone to leave footprints on their new carpet while unveiling the transformation of these units to gold and platinum ratings. They are beautiful and you are to be congratulated.
Sunday evening culminated with the cocktail hour and meeting of all owners in the conference room. Board meeting business was related back to all those in attendance, questions were asked and answers were given, staff members were introduced, Rob was given a 30 year service appreciation gift and dinner was served for 80. Mary Parker and her staff, along with Magda and Cameron, pulled it off flawlessly again. (Note: the bartender is sworn to silence with regard to 9:00 pm and after conversations.)
Monday was a “free to do as you please” day and the weather did not disappoint.
In retrospect; as an employee and casual observer of the Antlers, I must admit that when all of us get together for just a short period of time, it brings to pass the wonderful relationships that have been created over the years. It makes me proud to be just a little part of this family. Thanks to everyone that came home and all those that make you feel you are “welcome home”.