BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
- OFFICERS -
President: Paul Radu
Vice President: Cindy Daly
Secretary: BK Srinivasan
Treasurer: Al Carder
- DIRECTORS -
Frank Bridwell, Lynn Brigham, Al Carder, Cindy Daly, Gary Friedman, Stanley Gott, Paul Radu, Tim Regan, BK Srinivasan
- COMMITTEE CHAIRS -
Greens Committee: Cindy Daly
Membership Committee: Stanley Gott
Long Range Planning: Frank Bridwell
Golf Committee: BK Srinivasan
House Committee: Tim Regan
Finance Committee: Al Carder
Legacy & Special Gifts: Gary Friedman
Club Professional: John Kawasoe
Superintendent: John Whisler
Executive Chef: Gehrett Billinger
Find Your Account Number
Somewhere in this issue is a member’s account number enclosed in parentheses (like this). If that person notifies the office prior to the 15th of the month, he or she wins dinner for two at our Wednesday night Prime Rib Dinner Special. Winner must use free dinner in the month that it was won.
Chef’s Cooking Class
Thursday, November 19
Chef Gehrett’s Cooking Demonstration
$32.00 per person
Space is limited, so please make reservations early
Dear Astoria Golf & Country Club Members:
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am your new club manager, Ed Leinenkugel, and my wife Karen and I look forward to becoming a part of this community. Before we officially arrive, I wanted to share a little information about my personal and professional background.
My family hails from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; however, I was born in Venezuela, and lived in Mexico and Wisconsin as a small child before my family settled in Tempe, AZ, where my father was a Senior International Accounts VP with two banks. I received my BA degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Karen is from a farm in Northern Ohio where her family homesteaded around 1805. She is a graduate of Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with a Bachelor of Science in Education and later earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science. Karen has worked in both public and private schools as a credentialed classroom teacher specializing in gifted education and as a credentialed school librarian and technology coordinator. We first met in Arizona, but immediately moved to Northern California for 22 years, then moved to Northern Nevada for a few years, and recently celebrated our 25th anniversary back in Arizona. We have numerous family members scattered around the country (including here in the Astoria area), and one quite spoiled house rabbit named Buckeye.
Professionally, I am a member of the PGA of America’s Quarter Century Club, and served as Director of Golf at Merced G&CC in Merced, CA, Head Professional at North Ridge CC in Sacramento, CA, Director of Golf at Tahoe Donner GC in Truckee, CA, and General Manager for Troon Golf Management at El Conquistador CC, in Oro Valley, AZ. My experience includes directing club operations and coordinating food & beverage operations for many successful club events. I also owned and operated a golf shop at a private club for ten years, which included employing and supervising staff. Additionally, I directed golf, golf maintenance, and ancillary food & beverage operations for seven seasons at Tahoe Donner, and most recently I spent three months undergoing training in the Troon Golf Management corporate office in Scottsdale, AZ, before being assigned as the General Manager at El Conquistador CC in Tucson. Although responsible for the golf, golf maintenance, tennis, fitness, and accounting operations, my greatest focus has been on elevating the quality and reputation of the club’s restaurant operations, which had diminished due to years of neglect. To that end, I hired a new executive chef, a new restaurant manager, and a new membership/marketing manager. As a team, we took the operation to new heights, and our club members could not be happier with the improvements. Our team also was actively involved with the redesign and rebranding of the restaurant, which just reopened as The Overlook.
I am excited about what lies ahead, and I am proud to serve and represent Astoria Golf & Country Club in the best possible manner. Please feel free to call, drop by my office, or flag me down in the clubhouse to chat about anything you wish to discuss. My goal is to become better acquainted with each and every club member during the months ahead.
Lastly, I wish to thank all club members involved with the selection process for their time and effort, and for extending the most sincere and warmest hospitality possible.