Show and Tell With Sue

Thank you all for the warm welcome I have received during my first two months at the club. As we head into June, it has been wonderful to see the city of Portsmouth continue to open up and to see people coming out to the club. I like to say that my job is to show off this beautiful club of yours and to tell the world what they are missing by not being members! Hence – I do Show & Tell for a living!

Sue Crowther

Membership

My focus has been to share this unique club not only with those who live and work in the Seacoast region but also with you, our members. Utilizing social media, the goal is to give a peek into what being a member looks like up here at the top of Portsmouth so they will ask you what The One Hundred Club is all about and how they can belong also. Remember, membership at the club is by invitation only.

Do you know someone who would be a great fit for the club? Know someone who has recently moved and is looking to connect with like-minded people, professionally or socially? Please consider inviting them to explore club membership. We reward our members with a $500 food credit when a referred new member joins the club.

The referral process follows these steps:

  • Members introduce the prospective member to me in person or through an email introduction at sue@onehundredclub.com
  • I will then share membership information and answer any questions they may have.
  • They will be invited for a cocktail, lunch, dinner or social event.
  • When they, and the club, are comfortable that the fit is right, they will be invited to join the club.

Social Media

If you are not following us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, please do! This is where you will see what is happening at the club on a daily basis. In addition to our public Facebook page, I have created a members-only group as well. Below are links to our social media pages for your convenience. Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Share!

Join Me For Happy Hour!

Beginning this week, I will be hosting a Wednesday Happy Hour from 4-6pm. Join me for a casual social meet-and-greet with old and new friends. Guests are welcome. Surprises are likely!

See you at the top!

Introducing A New One Hundred Club Team Member: Ms. Sue Crowther

Sue Crowther

Sue Crowther, Director of Sales & Marketing

The One Hundred Club is excited to welcome Ms. Sue Crowther as Director of Sales and Marketing! Sue recently relocated to the Seacoast area from Mystic, CT where she has advanced her hospitality and private club career for the past five years. There, she held management positions with both The Ocean House, a Forbes 15-star luxury resort in Watch Hill, RI, and Stonington Country Club in Stonington, CT.

Originally from Ludlow, MA, Sue operated her own catering business as well as a local community theater there. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an Associate of Science in Visual Arts from Holyoke Community College. She is an active member of the Club Management Association of America.

Sue looks forward to combining her hospitality and marketing skills along with her arts background to welcome new members to the club as well as help curate exceptional experiences for existing members.

“I love the process of helping people find our brand by getting them excited about what they see happening here, connecting the right people to the club through membership sales, and then ensuring that those members stay engaged with dynamic, interesting moments that happen at their new club. I’m so excited about the possibilities that exist for The One Hundred Club and where I see it growing in the very near future.”

Keep an eye out for her monthly contribution to The Port.  And, should you see Sue at the Club, please introduce yourself and give her a warm One Hundred Club Welcome!

Club Soundings | May 2021

All Decked Out! New Terrace Furniture

We are thrilled to share with you that the One Hundred Club Terrace will be all decked out this year with brand new outdoor furniture! Anticipating a delivery by the end of May, members will again be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the river, bridges, roof tops and those gorgeous sunsets of Portsmouth!

Please note that requests for Terrace dining are weather dependent. We are unable to guarantee an indoor table should Mother Nature not cooperate during your stay. Due to fire code, no more than four (4) people per table are permitted.

HVAC/Air Purification and Sanitization

One Hundred Club COViD-19 Precautions: Since the start of the pandemic, the Club has routinely performed bi-weekly deep cleanings and on-going daily disinfecting. We require all staff to take daily temperature readings and complete a health screening questionnaire prior to each shift.  Because we value the health and safety of all our Members and Staff, we have limited the capacity for events and dining reservations and installed RGF REME Halo UV light air purifiers throughout the Club.

Now Booking 2021 and 2022 Events and Meetings!

Planning a Milestone Birthday or Celebration? Executive Meeting? The One Hundred Club has available dates for small social and corporate gatherings. Bridal and Baby Showers, Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners/Weddings, Corporate Team Building, Executive Retreat.  Let us turn your vision into a Memorable Event. FMI:  603-766-4100 or dana@onehundredclub.com

A Master At His Own Craft: Coby Nevius, Bourbon Professional

Wine has Sommeliers. Beer has Cicerones. And now bourbon has Stewards. Often compared to sommeliers and cicerones, bourbon stewards go through intense training to become a master in their trade. The One Hundred Club is happy to announce that Bartender Coby Nevius has recently passed his Level 1 Exam with the Council of Whiskey Masters and can know add Certified Bourbon Professional to his list of accolades.

Coby Nevius, Bourbon Professional

Becoming a master in any subject can take years of practice and dedication. Becoming a Master of Whiskey takes rigorous study and dedication and completes the last step towards the highest level of whiskey certification in the world– an honor awarded only after detailed examination of theory and practical knowledge of scotch, bourbon, and other global whiskeys.  All master-level examinations are held in-person either in Lexington, Kentucky or Inverness, Scotland.

Coby, a seven-year veteran of the Club, first found his appreciation for whiskey (not necessarily bourbon) when he attended the Highland Games in New Hampshire. Now, when not enjoying time with wife, Anna, and 7-month-old son, Hudson, he can be seen behind the Clubhouse bar most evenings.

As a service to Members and Fellow Bourbon Enthusiasts, alike, Coby is available to facilitate Private Dining and Bourbon Experiences at the Club. Gather a small group of your friends and contact Member Services to arrange this personalized experience.

The next time you find yourself At The Top, allow our Certified Bourbon Professional to give you a personalized pour, flight or pairing of some of the rare and unique bourbons we have available to you.

Keep a lookout for information on a Mid-Summer American Whiskey Tasting Dinner!

Coby’s Personal Recommendation: Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill, Bourbon aged in Cabernet Casks

Club Soundings | March 2021

HVAC/Air Purification and Sanitization

One Hundred Club COViD-19 Precautions: Since the start of the pandemic, the Club has routinely performed bi-weekly deep cleanings and on-going daily disinfecting. We require all staff to take daily temperature readings and complete a health screening questionnaire prior to each shift.  Because we value the health and safety of all our Members and Staff, we have limited the capacity for events and dining reservations and installed RGF REME Halo UV light air purifiers throughout the Club.  Learn more about this state-of-the-art air filtration system here.

Cordial Cart

This March, a modern twist on an old-world tradition wheeled its way into the modern-style Clubhouse. We invite you to experience a selection from our new rolling cordial cart.  Premier digestives and other curated spirits such as perfectly aged cognacs, fine Sandeman ports, and exquisite single malt scotches, highlight this impressive display of post-supper sippers.

White Heron Loose Leaf Tea and Coffee Program

We are proud to announce a steamy new partnership with New England-based organic tea and coffee micro-roastery, White Heron. Using full tea leaves, dried fruit and spices, their full-bodied India black, China Chunmee green, and hand-blended herbal cranberry, apple, ginger blends are sourced from around the world and hand-selected for our new Coffee and Tea Menu. If tea isn’t your cup of tea, try a fresh brewed Americano, Espresso or Cappuccino with White Heron’s espresso roast.

Open Dates 2021 and Booking 2022: Socially Distanced

Planning a Milestone Birthday or Celebration? Executive Meeting? The One Hundred Club has available dates for small social and corporate gatherings. Bridal and Baby Showers, Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners/Weddings, Corporate Team Building.  FMI:  603-766-4100 or dana@onehundredclub.com

The Women of One Hundred

Celebrating Women’s Professional Accomplishments

Creative dishes come to life from behind the burners. Logistics, events, and superior service magically unfold on a daily basis. In the spirit of celebrating the success of women in the restaurant industry, we want to acknowledge the Club’s female role models who have chosen to pursue their careers with us. These dedicated industry professionals consistently work to make your experiences at the One Hundred Club stand out as exemplary!

With almost 20 years of combined Club experience, we are proud to say that the majority of staff making hospitality happen for our members are women. Previously of Portsmouth’s Row 34, Sous Chef Marisa brings with her a vast knowledge of seafood from around the world, as well as a flair for colorful Asian-inspired dishes. If you have ever tried a Vegan/Vegetarian dish, or indulged in our special pastries or desserts, you most likely have experienced the work of Chef Gretchen, formerly of Auberge’s Calistoga Ranch in California.

During the daytime, Dana, Managing Director and “Catch-All” Guru, and Rebecca, take care of the members from reservations, dining, event detailing, and corporate meeting services. Lori in Accounts Payable, keeps us all balanced.

When the sun sets, it is our animal-loving Rikki, active military logistics coordinator, Jacinta, and beloved Club veteran, Jillian, who make sure Members are cared for- from soup to nuts. Presley, at the Front Desk to welcome, bid you “good evening”, and assure any last-minute details are properly carried out.

This month we will be recognizing female hospitality professionals by utilizing the color purple, the symbolic color of Women’s History Month, as ingredients in a few of our specials. Our intention is to honor women’s achievements, as well as bringing to light gender equity through spirits and libations inspired by significant New Hampshire women and female industry pioneers. Keep a look out for them on social media and on your plate. Please join us in acknowledging their passion and talents!

Want a Second Helping? Consider these outstanding inspiring recommendations:

Membership Referral and Renovation Update

Greeting esteemed Members,

Thank you for all of your patience over the last 6 months as you have undoubtedly endured many questions about swirling rumors regarding the future of your Club. We have heard everything from “the Club is moving to the “Wharf”, “Demeter’s took over the Club” and the most laughable of all “the Club will be open to the public”. We can assure you that these rumors are not true.

The truth of the matter is that we have been working diligently since early spring to negotiate new lease terms that allow for renovations and upgrades of your Club. We will be building a new custom 20 seat bar with a comfortable lounge and dining areas, a new event space and user-friendly work spaces for daily use. A raw bar, live music, and an expanded wine program are all in the works as we strive to create the Ultimate Private Club experience for our Members who have supported the Club for over a decade.

Can you help?
Construction is slated to begin in January 2020 and we need your help! We are expanding the footprint of the Club and in an effort to continue to grow the membership with quality individuals we will be accepting new members on an ‘Invitation Only’ basis. This means that we are counting on you for your quality referrals.

Do you have a work colleague, neighbor, friend or family member who is interested in joining the Club?  From now until the end of the year we will be conducting a ‘Membership Drive’ with a goal of adding 25 new memberships. All new Members added before January 2020 will receive current pricing and membership benefits, including complimentary room fees and no minimum spending requirements.  In January 2020, the dues and benefits structure will change dramatically for all incoming new members.

Current Membership Pricing

What’s in it for you?
In addition to helping us maintain the high caliber of individuals that currently hold memberships to the Club, for every new member that you refer you will receive a $500 food credit.

How can you help?
To qualify for the $500 food credit, please send an email introduction to Neil Gibb.
The individual(s) that you refer will be invited to tour the Club, make a reservation and sign up for one of two scheduled open houses one on October 24th and November 21st beginning at 5:30pm.

Other ways to help:
If you are interested in showing your support as a major donor, we have naming rights for our new event space and a limited number of “Legacy” Lifetime Memberships available. Please contact Neil Gibb for further details.

Thank you as always for all of your support.
See you at the top!

The One Hundred Club | Club Community

Here at the Club we are often asked what type of person makes a great candidate for membership and the answer is always the same – someone who values social experiences and interactions and enjoys a facility that focuses on giving the best experience on a daily basis.

Private clubs were once perceived as exclusive enclaves for the ultra-wealthy. A place where only the select few could gain access and an heir of secrecy (or thick cigar smoke) clouded the on goings of these posh institutions.

Gone are the days of the ‘old boys’ culture that was once synonymous with the exclusive private club experience. Here to stay are Clubs that embrace the spirit of social exchange and welcome a diverse group of members from many different backgrounds and sectors. Members who find value in social interaction through robust events schedule, and environment that promotes networking and camaraderie.

Today, successful private social clubs are building memberships by taking in ‘inclusive’ approach to creating a community of members that can celebrate their different points of view and perspectives.

Here at The One Hundred Club, we have always taken the stance of “inclusive, exclusive Club”. Since day one we have welcomed all walks of life to join and have given those who had joined the exclusive rights to membership.  We pride ourselves on welcoming new members into the Club and making them feel at home.

For the last 15 years, The One Hundred Club community has grown to include the leaders of community and business in the Seacoast area. Our diverse membership is made up of professionals from over many different industries. From filmmakers, entrepreneurs, politicians and athletes to investors, manufacturers, models, builders, writers and professors—The One Hundred Club is truly an ‘inclusive, exclusive Club’. We look forward to continuing the diversity of membership here at Club.

If you would like to see what really goes on at New England’s’ finest Private Club, please contact Neil Gibb to schedule a tour of the facility and to learn more about the benefits associated with membership.

 

Prescott Park Arts Festival – 2019 Summer Musical | Membership Community

Last Wednesday evening in front of a packed house at the One Hundred Club, Prescott  Parks Art Festival unveiled their choice for the 2019 summer musical production. Vice President of C&J , Jamie Lesniak, made the announcement that this year’s musical production  will be Beauty and the Beast .

Prescott Park Arts Festival

Prescott Park has been one of the seacoast favorite summertime traditions for more than 44 years. The Arts Festival has been presenting music, art, theater and dance on the banks of the Piscataqua River since 1974 and they have successfully reached over 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 productions.

Ben Anderson, the president of Prescott Park’s Art Foundation believes that this year’s production “has the making of something truly special for our audience”.

The One Hundred Club is proud of our affiliation with this historical gem. “Hosting this kickoff event for the past decade has been an incredible honor” said Neil Gibb, owner and operator of the One Hundred Club.  “As a native of the Seacoast,  Prescott Park has always held a very special place in my heart. In fact one beautiful day in July of 1997 I proposed to my wife on a park bench overlooking the beautifully landscaped slice of heaven. ”

Over the years, One Hundred Club Members have played a key role in the success of the Prescott Park Arts Festival.

Special shout out to all of those members who sponsor, donate and contribute to the success of Portsmouth treasure:

Wilcox

B2W Software

Bangor Savings Bank

The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric

Avery Insurance

Berwick Academy

The University of New Hampshire

Optima Bank and Trust

Did you know?

  • Nearly 250,000 people attend events each season
  • More than 33% of those people travel more than 30 miles
  • Roughly 39% of the audience lives within a 10-mile radius
  • Nearly 52% of all Festival audiences state they come to Portsmouth solely to attend Festival events
  • One-third of the audience stated they would not come to Portsmouth as often if the arts festival did not occur
  • On average, groups of four or more, mostly families, attend the majority of festival events

Big Brother Big Sisters | Membership Community

One of the most satisfying feelings for us here at the One Hundred Club, is witnessing first-hand the philanthropic power of a generous membership community. Perhaps this is not something that you would attribute to a Member Supported Private Club, but for the past 15 years, the One Hundred Clubs’ esteemed Members have exercised the highest level of philanthropy throughout the Seacoast.

Matt Doubleday & his Little

One specific group, Big Brothers Big Sisters, is made up of some of the most generous, caring and giving individuals. Passionate about their cause, selfless in their time and monetary contributions; these individuals make a difference in the lives of the children that they serve. Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts annual events and monthly board meetings at the One Hundred Club, and it has been a pleasure to work with this group of dedicated individuals.

Big Brothers Big Sisters also holds a very special place in our current and past employees hearts. Dana Wergen, who has been with the Club for over 6 years, was a Little herself and felt that that having a Big made a lasting impression on her. Former employee of the Club,  Matt Doubleday has been a Big for over 7 years and was recently named “2019 Big Brother of the Year”. The award could not be bestowed on more deserving person, Congratulations Matt!

Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the premiere one-to-one mentoring service in the New Hampshire. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. They serve more than 1,000 children in life-changing relationships.

Their community-based program is a mentoring program, where Bigs and Littles are matched in a one-to-one friendship based on gender, interests, personalities, and geographic locations. Volunteers are carefully screened and trained to create a positive impact by sharing their friendship, guidance, and support. Pairs meet at least twice per month for a couple hours to spend quality one-on-one time together, and form meaningful memories just by hanging out.

Mentors take the time to listen, encourage, and model positive behavior while doing everyday activities. Each match is professionally supported by a Match Support Specialist, who is there to support and advise Bigs and parents on this journey.

If interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire click here.

Did you know?

The One Hundred Club allows non-profit organizations to host events with discounted room-rates. Literally millions of dollars have been raised over the past decade in our function and event rooms. Local projects such as 3S Art Space, Crossroads House, Jadens Ladder, Habitat for Humanity and many other great causes have found our venue to provide the perfect backdrop to successful charitable campaigns.

For the month of February, new Members will receive a $500 discount on their initiation fee, and $500 will also be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. For more information please contact neil@onehundredclub.com