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Kelly & Commodore Glen Wagner

Commodore's Ball 2016 Video

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Special Event

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Meet Brian Smith, the New General Manager

The Board of Directors of the Halifax River Yacht Club is pleased to announce the hiring of a new General Manager, Brian Smith. Brian comes to our Club with over 30 years of private club management and Food & Beverage experience. Brian started his career in private clubs at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale with ClubCorp, he was promoted to Service Director and recognized for his attention to detail and service training programs. Brian transferred to the Summit Club in Birmingham and was promoted to Food and Beverage Director where he was part of the team to earn Club of the Year for ClubCorp. His next step was a promotion to Assistant Manager for the Citrus Club in Orlando where he again raised the bar in service and culinary standards. Brian was then promoted to Regional Food & Beverage and Technology Director for ClubCorp responsible for overseeing 64 club operations. Brian then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to become the General Manager of the Club at Key Center.

Recently the Halifax River Yacht Club has struggled to deliver to its Membership the quality of service and food that is expected. Over his time with ClubCorp, Brian has been involved in managing and assisting several Clubs achieve awards of Excellence in Food and Beverage and membership satisfaction. He has a proven history of establishing superior training standards for the service staff and culinary excellence in kitchen operations and creativity. Brian brings that knowledge, experience and expertise to the Halifax River Yacht Club. We hope you will take the opportunity to introduce yourselves to him and extend a cordial welcome to our club.

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The Halifax River Yacht Club, founded in 1896, is the oldest yacht club on the east coast still on its original site. It is the only private organization in continuous operation - 1896 to the present - in the Daytona Beach area. The primary objective of the Halifax River Yacht Club is to encourage the improvement of the marine industry in the Daytona Beach area, as well as develop youth and family programs to encourage greater awareness of the Halifax River ecosystem.

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