Country Club provides outstanding service to its members regardless of political affiliations.
Marlboro, New Jersey, September 14, 2009
FROM: BELLA VISTA COUNTRY CLUB
RE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 REPUBLICAN COUNCIL CANDIDATES' EVENT
Bella Vista is a private Country Club that often hosts events sponsored by its members. We are proud to have member families affiliated with both local political parties who enjoy the amenities and privileges of Membership. The Management of Bella Vista does not favor one political party over the other; rather, the Club seeks to provide its members with the highest level of service and respect that is expected from Country Club membership.
It is the policy of the Club to allow Member sponsored events for fundraising purposes. In order for this type of event to occur, it must be "sponsored" by a Member in good standing. This year, one of our members, Al Rosenthal, was scheduled to sponsor a fund raiser for the Marlboro Township Republican Council Candidates on September 16, 2009. While none of the candidates are members of the club, we were looking forward to hosting this event on behalf of Mr. Rosenthal and his group, just as we have done for members from both sides of the aisle for the many years since we have owned the Country Club.
Last week, we were contacted by Mr. Rosenthal who advised that he no longer wished to sponsor the event. Unfortunately, Mr. Rosenthal's non-member guests caused their email invitations for this event to contain negative propaganda against certain members of the Country Club, that Mr. Rosenthal found out of line with the status and décor of the Club's Membership. The withdrawal of the sponsorship resulting in the cancellation of the event was Mr. Rosenthal's decision, and his alone. While we did receive inquiries from several members concerning this invitation, Bella Vista Country Club did not cancel the event, nor was such cancellation at the behest of the Marlboro Mayor, or any other political figure.