Important Banquet Time and Deadline Information!

Deadline to sign-up has been extended to 5pm September 29 and Doors open at 4:30 on Banquet Day, October 4th!

Just when you thought you had everything figured out, it’s changed–but these are good changes.

First of all, the deadline to sign-up and pay your $15 for the banquet is now Thursday, September 29 at 5pm. So, if you haven’t already done so, get your check in the Niners’ mail slot by this new revised deadline.  Then all you’ll need to do is come to “Bogey Fever” and have a great time.

Now here’s the next thing to remember: The doors will open at 4:30pm on October 4th to begin the event (not at 5:30 as had been noted in some areas).

The final thing to know is that you are going to have a great time at the Annual Banquet, celebrating with your friends and enjoying the varied events of the evening. It’s the best remedy for “Bogey Fever”. Be sure to sign-up and join in the fun!

Reminder: Banquet Sign-Up Deadline 5pm September 27th and Meet the Nominees

“Bogey Fever” coming on October 4th, so Sign-Up and Pay Your $15 Soon

Please refer to the details of of our Annual Banquet/Meeting/Awards and Show in the our previous news posting.  Deadline to sign up and pay your $15 for the event is 5pm September 27th.  It’s a “not to miss” evening!

Part of the meeting will include our vote to elect next year’s officers.  In an effort to help you know them better, they responded to a number of general questions for us. They are all enthusiastic to take on their duties in 2017.

Co-President:  Diane Meyers

Diane and her husband John moved from Beaverton to Charbonneau in September 2011. She has been an official “golfer” for five years, but enjoyed the game for about 15 years before moving here.  Her career included working at Beaverton Christian Church as an administrative assistant for several pastors and following that she worked a short time for a psychologist.  John and Diane celebrated their 44th anniversary this year and they have two sons and one grandson.  They are both from Texas. Diane says that she likes Oregon because of her love of the outdoors and the varied activities to enjoy in the Northwest. She believes that even if the weather is really bad, you can go wine tasting and have a great meal.

Co-President, Liz Henry

Liz lived on 27 acres in Beaverton before moving to Charbonneau.  She raised three children and now she has 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Liz golfed in high school but didn’t get back to it until the children were grown in about 1984. Charbonneau became her home in 1995 when she and her husband moved to Edgewater.  Following his death in 2001 she moved to her current home on the Yellow Course.  Liz is looking forward to being co-president and having a fun year with  the Niners.

Co-Vice President, Betsy Knudsen

Betsy and her husband Geoff moved to Charbonneau four years ago from their home of nearly 30 years in the Seattle area. They moved here to be closer to one of their three children. She had not played golf since learning a bit in high school.  Here she discovered that she enjoyed the game and worked on reducing her handicap. She was hooked!  Betsy loves that golf can’t be mastered but is still fun since she is really playing against herself.  Two years ago she was thrilled to receive the Niners’ “Most Improved” trophy, her first trophy. In her former life she taught second grade and subbed many years.  Now her “substitutes” for school children are her eight grandsons.  Betsy also enjoys morning exercise classes and walking her dogs.  They keep her moving rain or shine.  She is grateful they found Charbonneau and that golf has become important to her for the exercise and the great women she meets.

Co-Vice President, Julie Kolln

Julie and her husband moved to Charbonneau in May from West Linn.  This is her second year playing with the Niners and she loves it.  She began playing golf so she could play with her mother regularly and they have fun at the game.  She has been golfing on and off for several years but only began playing weekly last year.  Their three children are all in college.  Julie works as a property manager for a self storage and commercial warehouse facility and her husband works at Mentor Graphics. She is happy they moved to Charbonneau and she said it feels like home already.

Treasurer, Sandy McCallister

Sandy is the Niners’ Treasurer this year. She and her husband Ron moved to Charbonneau last year and she has been a member of the Niners for eight years. She and her husband met at Idaho State University and they lived in Idaho and California before moving to Portland in 1972.  Ron is a retired CPA/Investment Advisor and Sandy worked many years in his business. That must be where she learned her skills in working with numbers. Their three children live on the West Coast, so they have frequent visits from them. Sandy’s hobbies are bowling and playing ukulele. When she didn’t know many people in the Niners she decided to sign up for some committees and join the dance team.  She says it’s a “Blast” and the Niners are a group of remarkable, friendly and fun-loving ladies.

Secretary, Sue Kindorf

Sue and her husband raised their two children in Lake Oswego and then moved to Black Butte Ranch for 25 years.  During that time they purchased a place at Charbonneau where they could be part time in 2011 so Sue could be near their daughter and newborn.  In 2012 her husband passed away and Sue sold the Black Butte property and moved to Charbonneau full time where she could be closer to her two children and five grandchildren.  She has played golf for 30 years but had to give it up in the early 2000’s because of health reasons.  She went back to playing golf last year. Go Sue! She is a retired registered nurse.  When asked about her hobbies her answer was “Being a Grandma”.  Sue lives here with her best friend–her five pound black and tan Chihuahua.  She also loves her church, southlake in West Linn, and Yoga here at Charbonneau.





“Bogey Fever” to Heat Up Annual Banquet on October 4th

Sign-up for our Annual Banquet/Meeting/Awards/Show by 5pm September 27th

Do you feel a fever coming on?  Get ready for “Bogey Fever” on October 4th,  the Niners’ celebration of the 2016 golf season. Remember that famous movie about dance fever?  And who can say they’ve never had a bogey on the golf course and felt the pain of marking one more stroke on the golf card.  Well. . .get over it! Just come to the fun Annual Banquet! There will be lots of memorable music from the 70’s and a back-in-time trip to help recall some of our memories.

Lots of important events will take place at the banquet. We will have a brief business meeting to elect our 2017 Niner officers; presentation of Awards to our Championship Tournament winners, Eclectic winners, and the Most Improved Player Award; and performance of  “Bogey Fever” including music and dance.

To top off the evening, Dalton’s Northwest Catering will serve dinner including Chicken Marsala, salad, dessert, wine and other beverages.

For all this excitement, fun and food the cost is $15.00 per person thanks to a contribution from the Niners’ Treasury to give us all a “prize” to end the season. This subsidy doesn’t happen every year, but we’ll enjoy it this year.

The Schedule will be:

4:30  Country Club Dining Room doors open, wine will be served

5:00  Business Meeting and Awards

6:00  “Bogey Fever” program

7:00  Catered Dinner

There’s no dress requirement for our celebration unless you still have some of those 70’s designer items in your closet. Just come dressed to have a great time!

The main thing to remember is to sign up and place your $15 check in the Club Room Niner mail slot by 5pm on September 27.

Thanks to our Annual Banquet Chairperson Kim Lawson and her committee for the work done to plan this year’s big event.




Final call for Pink Ball plus a Wine Request

The last day to sign up for golf and lunch is quickly approaching–September 6th.  Find the sign-up book in the Pro Shop Club Room.

We have an opportunity to play a major part in helping to raise funds for the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU.  Last year the “Charbonneau Pink Ball” raised over $47,000 to help fund their research for new cures for cancer.  Besides individual contributions, and Tee Box “memory signs”, Corporate Sponsorship and other fundraising efforts, the generosity of Charbonneau residents with wine and beer donations contributed in raising over $3100 towards the final tally.  We hope to increase that figure again this year.

Once again, we are providing donated wine and beer for this year’s tournament.  Wine is sold by the glass at the tournament, and leftover wine is auctioned off.  The more wine and beer that is donated, the greater will be the funds that we can raise–and we need your help.

We are asking everyone who receives this e-mail to donate 2 bottles of wine (the type you would drink), or more–or whatever you can donate.  Please bring the wine to Bob & Elaine Junta’s at 32675 SW Lake Point Court.  If they are not home, you can leave it in their courtyard with your name.  If you would like to make other arrangements, please call them at 503/694-2888.  If you have any questions, please call Dana Richmond at 503/694-6983.

We are asking a lot, but Cancer has affected EVERYONE at Charbonneau in so many ways.  This is the biggest cancer fundraiser that we have at Charbonneau and a huge opportunity for us to help with local cancer research.  Whatever you can do, any and all donations that you make will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for all your consideration and generous donations.

The Pink Ball Committee