Latest News Archives

November 29, 2017 -   Read all about INTERPRETIVE INPUT from counsel, LITIGATION ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE and the STARTING TIMES we don't have at Delaire.  Extracts from Board minutes.

 

November 29, 2017 -  Read it here.  WSJ-Home Prices Jump as Supply Shortage Squeezes Buyers. 

 

November 28, 2017 -  Read Art Newman's Pipe Dream.   Go back 3 years to September 22, 2014.  

 

November 28, 2017 -  Read "Taking Inventory" where Manny updates you on where we are now.

 

November 28, 2017 -  Read the assessment letter from Curt Karpel.

 

November 27, 2017 -  Check the most recent home sales.  Ginormous discounts.

 

November 26, 2017 -  Dear Manny letter raises good points about rust and repaving of roads.

 

November 26, 2017 - Wycliffe spending millions to stay relevant.  Can Delaire keep up?  Read the article from today's Palm Beach Post.

 

November 22, 2017 - Read candidate Karpel's statements and see how they line up with the events of his administration.

 

November 20, 2017 - Where's the tally, Curt?  Read Brecker's follow up letter to Karpel.

 

November 19, 2017 - Read the letter that Brecker writes to Membership Chair, Art Newman, questioning  the addition of non-resident members above the approved number. 

 

November 15, 2017 - Riviera Beach retaliation against man's free speech right is analogous to Brecker's suspension and attempts to shut down his websiteRead the article from the Palm Beach Post.

 

November 14, 2017 - Read Brecker's demand for the vote tally on the "beautification project", for which they now want to assess you.  Also read his report about the Special Meeting at which we were informed of at least two assessments totaling about $1600 and also increased dues for next year. 

 

November 13, 2017 - Capital Project not voted on/approved by members.  Not legitimate.  Do not pay assessment.   Read about it here. 

 

November 10, 2017 - Starting times or No Starting Times?  We just received a reminder from head pro Joe Jones about restricted playing times.  This raises the issue of our touting "walk-on golf" to potential home buyers and non-resident members.  Read our take on this matter.

 

November 10, 2017 - Read Delaire Governance accomplishments.

 

November 9, 2017- Grievance Brecker v. Karpel rejected by Grievance Committee.  Read the rejection.

November 8, 2017 - The 407K "beautification" coupled with the 322K, 50K & 114K amounts highlighted in the linked Board Minutes of 10/27 works out to a whopping 893K so far this year. They may call this the "kitchen sink" meeting where they just dump in a few things more and round it up to a cool million.  Hang onto your wallets.

 

November 7, 2017 - Read  Revolution,which replaces Manny's Corner.  Take your club back and install capable leaders.

 

November 7, 2017 - Now Brecker attorney Padula answers Delaire attorney Berglin about WIPO fees, meeting attendance and Brecker grievance against KarpelRead the argument.

 

November 6, 2017 -  Delaire attorney Krivok threatens Brecker lawyer with trespassing charge and physical removal by local law enforcement, if he attends the November 12th meeting.  Read the latest exchanges, which are acrimonious to say the least.

October 31, 2017 - Read a Tale of 4 Home Sales.  Learn about the whopping discounts to their original listing prices.  Apparently, buyers are not willing to spend big with all the debt and other payments that come with mandatory membership in Delaire.

 

October 31, 2017 - Read the latest filings in the Brecker lawsuits.  Brecker demands payment of legal fees in defense of the WIPO name complaint in which he prevailed.

October 29, 2017 - Read the IRS response of 10/23 to Brecker's complaint.

 

October 28, 2017 - Boca Golf course sells for $65 million.  Could one of Delaire's courses be next?  What a great location for some creative developer.

October 27, 2017 - Brecker files grievance against Karpel.  Read the charges here.  Looks like this battle has a long way to go  and will cost Delaire a bundle.

 

October 25, 2017 - Post Comments & Questions  on our new Comments Page.  Read what your fellow members are thinking about the proposed bylaws.

 

October 20, 2017 - Read Manny's Bylaws Revelation in the Latest Manny's Corner.

 

October 17, 2017 - Review of Proposed Bylaws by Delaire Governance.  These proposals were hatched by the same Board that brought you the golf course renovation.  Nuff said.

 

October 16, 2017 - Delaire Governance retains name rights.

 

October 13, 2017 - Delaire reported to IRS regarding disproportionate fees & dues.  Could lose tax exempt status.  Elections could be challenged in court.  Click here to read.  

 

October 11, 2017 - Polo West & Palm Beach Polo Golf & Country Club being repurposed.  Read the article.  Will one of Delaire's courses be next?  Over 800 courses closed in last 10 years.

 

October 11, 2017 - Read about another stunning reversal.  "Brain Trust" relents on advance info and adds another meeting.

 

October 11, 2017 - Brecker files First Request for Admissions, First Set of Interrogatories, First Request for Production of Documents.  This looks like it's going to be a long slog.  What is Delaire trying to prove?  Is the Board just throwing good money after bad?

 

October 7, 2017 - Read POA Board President, Cathy Cutler's letter to Dear Manny and his answer.  You don't want to miss this.

 

October 7, 2017 - The Delaire Brain Trust Strikes Again.  Read the latest Town Hall info.

 

October 4, 2017 - Could Delaire Lose Its Tax Exempt Status?  Read what the IRS has to say.

 

October 2, 2017 Town Hall meeting date Changed to November 12, 2017

 

October 1, 2017 - Manny notifies Florida that he has been subjected to verbal berating, harassment, intimidation, threats of punishment, demeaning comments, isolation from friends. Abuses of the 617.0202,0607 Fla.Stat. 120.574(2) (d) Fla. Stat. 120.574(2)(e).  Read the letter.

 

September 30, 2017 - Read the latest Updated Home Sales Comparisons with St. Andrews, Addison Reserve and Bocaire. ​ Delaire Is Still Down  

 

September 30, 2017 - Read the latest Manny's Corner, in which he tells of continued harassment and the arrogance of the Board.  Will it ever end?

 

September 29, 2017 - Read the email sent to Karpel and Squire regarding the upcoming Town Hall Meeting on 11/12.  What You Should Know & Demand Info Beforehand

September 26, 2017 - Siobhan Phelan reports negative news about home sales in a mass mailing.  Will she be suspended as Brecker was for reporting negative news?  Read her mailing here.

 

September 26, 2017 - Read the Dear Manny letter from Felix Granados and Manny's response.

 

September 26, 2017 - Huge POA miscue.  What are they thinking or better yet, "Are they thinking at all?"  Read about it here.

 

September 19, 2017 - New Manny's Corner Article: “The Board Affirmed a 1-year Suspension – a First in the History of Delaire! But What Happens in the Aftermath?”

September 18, 2017 - Brecker files 3 separate law suits against Delaire to undo the illegal 1-year unprecedented suspension Karpel & CO. lodged against him for their vengeance and vanity. Lawyer warnings did not stop them. Click to read the first, second and third

 

September 17, 2017 - Read the latest Delagov Times News article in response to Karpel’s October 22, 2017 membership meeting regarding the faulty assessment for the beautification project, which is nothing but a cover-up for failure. Apparently, Karpel & CO. forgot their June 30, 2017 letter claiming that no member will have to pay an assessment. Click here for the story in full.

September 8, 2017 - Board upholds Brecker’s illegal 1-year suspension despite legal warnings by lawyers. The suspension has already been invoked. On September 26, 2017, Brecker’s lawyer will be in court asking the judge for a prompt hearing date for the temporary injunction. Once granted, the club will have to bear that expense – the first of many of thousands of dollars in legal expenses. The jury hearing the damage portion of the suspension can impose a huge award that could possibly bankrupt the club. More of others people’s money wasted without reason. Read here.

 

September 7, 2017 - Zuchovicki letter to Curt Karpel with complaint of the golf course enhancement program and the firing of the people responsible, including Trent Squire. Read the letter in full.

 

September 7, 2017 - Read Karpel’s confession in a response to Zuchovicki. We deleted the usual excuses in Karpel's thoughts. Read the letter with deleted excuses.

 

Read the latest “Dear Manny” comments and questions sent by members that do not want to disclose their names, but are from them nonetheless. Read Dear Manny.

 

Read the Delaire v. Brecker domain complaint challenge. Delaire board wasted thousands of dollars to silence Delaire Governance. They have not succeeded. Read the Brecker response. Just more ways for the incompetent to spend "Other People’s Money". Read Name Complaint.

September 6, 2017 - Read the latest from The Delagov Times News - Delaire Back in Court to Face Abusive Illegal Practices Used By the Grievance Committee and the Board. The reply brief of the attorney for the WIPO Complaint can be found here

August 30, 2017 - Talk about lowered expectations. Listed at 599K & sold at 327K. Somebody wanted out. Read it here.

 

August 30, 2017 - Shocking Home Sales Comparisons with St. Andrews, Addison Reserve and Bocaire.

 

August 25, 2017 - Read the latest "Dear Manny" comments and questions.

August 23, 2017 - Read the letter from Brecker's attorney, "Mr. Brecker's Position on Appeal".  Hard to see how the Board can do anything but reject the one year suspension imposed by the Grievance Committee.

 

August 23, 2017 - Finance Chair Zucker writes that home sales are right on target.  Apparently, the Delaire Governance website has not impacted projected home sales.   Read the letter.

 

August 23, 2017 - Nematodes, Curfew, Danger, Your Safety & Health - Read about all on our CURFEW PAGE.   If you read nothing else on this site, READ THIS.   

August 22, 2017 - "The Echo Chamber"  Read the latest at Manny's Corner.

 

August 18, 2017 - WHY CAN'T WE GET SOD?  Click here for some thoughts.  Is there that much rain in Orlando?

 

August 17, 2017 - Delaire formally challenges Brecker's right to use the domain name www.delairegovernance.com.  Click here for this breaking story.

 

August 16, 2017 - Brecker claims abuse by Delaire Country Club.  Read the complaint to Florida Department of Elder Affairs. 

 

August 16, 2017 - Looks like Delaire Governance has made it to The Coastal Star.  What's next?  Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel or maybe the cover of The Rolling Stone?

 

August 14, 2017 - While the rain can be beneficial for our turf, it also can have a negative effect on our lakes.  Check the photos from yesterday.  Fertilizer for our grass has the same effect on aquatic plants if it enters a pond or lake, so when we get runoff from heavy rains, this can lead to explosive algae blooms.  Where's the Delaire boat when you need it?  Anybody seen it?

 

August 13, 2017 -  Westchester Country Club in Boynton Beach on the block.  Sealed Bid Offering due September 13th.  Click here for the details.  Looks ripe for new homes.  Another one bites the dust???   

 

August 11, 2017 Brecker files suit to obtain Delaire records he requested months ago.  Click here for the complaint & summons.  What are they hiding?

 

August 11, 2017 - Brecker sends letter to Karpel asking WHY our courses are in such "horrendous shape".  You should be asking too.  Subpar might be great for a golfer, but not for the golf course.

 

August 10, 2017 - "Just the facts, ma'am.  Just the facts" That's exactly what you'll get with the continuously updated news on the Karpel v. Brecker grievance matter.  Read the latest updates.

 

August 10, 2017 - "I Tried to Warn You!"  Read the latest at Manny's Corner.

 

August 9, 2017 - Read two new letters at Dear Manny.

 

August 5, 2017 - Read all the KARPEL v. BRECKER details, including the ridiculous one year suspension and the resignation of a Grievance Committee member who called Brecker an "asshole" during the proceeding.  This matter is now pending appeal.

 

August 3, 2017 - Bocaire spending 8 MILLION BUCKS on their 18 hole course.  They will be closing their course on April 1, 2018.  Click here for the Sun Sentinel article.

 

August 2, 2017 - Manny writes a letter to Kipp Schulties.  He asks:  "Where is the golf course we were promised?"  We'll let you know if we get an answer or if we don't."  Attached to the letter are copies of renovation promises from Town Hall meeting and Good Life. 

 

August 1, 2017 - Stuart Berkowitz emails the entire Board and states Grievance process is not fair or reasonable and change is needed.  Click here for an Executive Summary or the entire letter.

 

Click here to read Grievance Jurisdiction, clearly stated by Grievance Chairman Richard Abbey. 

How can The Grievance Committee have any say in the matter between Karpel v. Brecker?

July 31, 2017 - Three new Dear Manny letters from Irv Singer, Lawrence Rosenberg, and Batlew.

 

July 30, 2017 - Shocking home sales comparisons with St. Andrews and Bocaire.  Read 'em and weep.  The trend is not our friend.

Truth Test - Click here for our response to Karpel's latest letter.

 

July 29, 2017 - This article from the Palm Beach Post reminds us of our $407,000 enhancement to the enhancement/summer beautification project which is going on right now without any vote of approval from members.  Surprised?

July 27, 2017 - Click here for the latest Manny's Corner.  Want to know what Manny is thinking?

This link tells you his true feeling about the Board.

 

July 26, 2017 - Does Delaire Owe Delray Beach Tens of Thousands for Building Permits?  It Sure Appears So.  Click Here to Decide  

 

July 25, 2017 - Check the updates on Grievance and also Lawyer Up.  Also, a couple of new letters at Dear Manny.

 

July 17, 2017 -  Click here to see how Delaire home sales stack up against Gleneagles.

 

July 8, 2017 - Check out the latest Photos

      Click here to see how Delaire home sales stack up against Addison Reserve.

July 7, 2017 - Fountains CC also sued.  Evidently, members at local clubs are becoming frustrated at Boards that do not represent the best interest of members.  Click here for a copy of the suit.  Maybe being a fiduciary isn't as easy as it sounds.  Click here for the Fountains Blog.  

 

July 6, 2017 - Indian Springs sold to Concert Golf - Click to read the news.  Could it happen at Delaire?

Boca West sued for "breach of agreement, mismanagement, deceptive conduct, malpractice and errors and omissions are improperly increasing dues and fees for Class Members and decimating their property value." The lawsuit, which was filed in Florida federal court, alleges that the club’s “conduct has resulted in class members paying improper and excess fees/dues and having their property values dramatically decreased.”  Click here for the details.  Anything ring a bell?  Take note of our July 4, 2017 item just below.

July 5, 2017 - Click here for the latest Manny's Corner: "Restoring the Worth of Our Homes and Club Membership"

July 4, 2017 - Why is the Board of Governors beefing up their indemnification benefit?  Click here to see what's going on.

 

July 1, 2017 - Here we go again.  Now, Curt Karpel has filed a grievance against Manny Brecker.  Not one to take it lying down, Brecker fired back with his own grievance complaint. Click here to visit our GRIEVANCE page and read both complaints.  MORE TO FOLLOW.

 

July 1, 2017 - Click here to visit our latest addition to the website.  On our new HOME SALES page, we will be providing comparative sales data from similar communities. This week, it's Bocaire v Delaire.  Bocaire is outselling Delaire by almost 4 to 1 on a relative basis.

June 27, 2017

Click to read the latest "Dear Manny" - Who knew?  Is this the same guy who has been vilified and maligned by the Board and so many others who have repeated the false statements?

 

June 26, 2017

Click to read the latest Manny's CornerWHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO SALVAGE HOME SALES AT DELAIRE

June 24, 2017

Read the latest admission of false and misleading information provided by our Board concerning the enhancements to the enhancements.  These people who propagate prevarications need to resign.  Are there 6 honest people on the Board?  Do they have the courage to vote the liars out?

June 23, 2017

Click to compare sales at St. Andrews versus Delaire.  St. Andrews is outpacing Delaire

3 to 1, and at a much higher price point, adjusted for relative values.

 

June 22, 2017

"Humongous loss" suffered on Delaire home sale.  Read the details here.

 

June 19, 2017

Read the latest Manny's Corner, "SPENDING OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY WITHOUT THOUGHT" Part 2

 

June 18, 2017

Click here for Liars? Bumblers? or - Both?  Not to be missed.

 

June 11, 2017

Click for new photos taken 6/11 and just posted.

Click here for the latest Dear Manny letter, posted 6/12.

 

June 8, 2017 Read our latest feature, "Dear Manny".  Every couple of days, we will be posting new letters which pose questions which our readers would like answered.  This promises to be very interesting.  Write Manny at delagov@aol.com 

 

June 7, 2017

The Grievance Committee met yesterday and decided not to pursue the Salzman Grievance charge against our founder Manny Brecker.  Nor will they pursue the charge against Salzman, finding that neither rose to the level of a grievance.

June 6, 2017

Did Lake Worth Drainage District cost us several hundred thousand dollars by clear cutting the L-37 & L38 canals or was it Delaire's fault?  Read the answer by clicking here.

Delaire Governance challenges Karpel to post "detailed, hole by hole" plan of summer enhancements to Delaire website.  Read more here.  Email Karpel that you would like to see them too.  ckarpel@delaire.org

 

June 5, 2017

Read Manny Brecker's Open Appeal to President Curt Karpel.  Click here to read.

 

June 4, 2017

Brecker fires back with Grievance against Salzman.  Learn about the "Substantial Truth Doctrine".  Click here to read.

 

June 1, 2017

Thought you might want to take a look back at the recap of the Town Hall meeting of 12/20/2015 and refresh your memory as to what was said.  They certainly talked the talk.  Click here for the official email. 

May 31, 2017

Salzman files Grievance against Manny Brecker.  Click here for details.

 

May 30, 2017

Good news - Delaire officials admit botched course renovation.  Click to read letter.  Bad news is that the same officials who botched it first time around are going to resolve the issues.  It's in the same letter.  See our URGENT BULLETIN.

 

May 28, 2017 

Can this happen at Delaire?  Click here for  Palm Beach Post article about Polo Trace Golf & Country Club becoming a housing development.  Is Delaire on some developer's wish list?  Imagine the premium a builder could demand for a location like Delaire.

May 26, 2017

Read the most recent column from Manny's Corner, "SPENDING OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY WITHOUT THOUGHT".  Click here for his thoughtful insight.

May 25, 2017  

2017 YTD Delaire home sales are down substantially from the same time period last year. This is concerning because we generate about $50,000 per home sale which goes to our Capital Reserve Fund for new projects as well as replacement of worn out furnishings, equipment, etc.  Click here for the sad news.

 

May 24, 2017

Small Claims Court suit to recover attorney fees for documents to which Brecker was legally entitled.  Click here to read the claim.   What could have been a matter of simple compliance has now turned into a matter that will likely cost $5-10,000.  What a waste of members' money.  Guess they can't resist "poking the bear", at member expense.  Click here for the Notice to Appear.

Delaire Robbed - On May 8, Police Reports were filed showing that Delaire was a robbery victim.  A television worth $3000 and 11 bottles of liquor were taken.  Click the separate links for the reports.  How does someone walk out of the clubhouse with a big screen TV?  A good reminder to lock your doors.

 

May 16, 2017

What's Manny saying now?  Read the very latest at Manny's Corner.

Read the article from the Palm Beach Post.  "Communities take financial risk to increase membership."  

 

May 9, 2017  

See the very latest treatise on Manny's Corner.  

What are they hiding this time?  See the heavily redacted legal bills for the Brecker suit.

May 1, 2017

See new questions submitted by members on our WHY??? page.

See new piece from Manny on Manny's Corner.

 

April 28, 2017

Platinum & Distinguished Gold Club-what's it worth?  Click here to see.

 

April 25, 2017

In the latest Manny's Corner, Manny explains how the latest dispute got started and the consequences of ongoing litigation.

 

April 23, 2017

Manny reminds us of this little noticed, but important, item in the minutes of the POA. The next Brecker lawsuit could cost the club a bundle!

12/7/15

Country Club Update Art Newman addressed the Board providing an explanation for the new Directors and Officers Insurance which provides for a specific exclusion for any future actions taken by Manfred Brecker or Deborah Rosenberg.  Those minutes have curiously been removed from the Delaire website, but are exclusively here at Delaire Governance for your perusal.  Simply click here.

 

April 22, 2017

Read the latest Manny's Corner

April 20, 2017

Brecker's attorney sends demand letter and Draft Complaint, ready for filing, should Delaire fail to meaningfully respond by May 3rd.  Click here to read the letter and complaint.

 

 

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