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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1509269

The Perfect Mentor

There can be no doubt that the title of the article, which Tim left open until receiving feedback from Terry, is entirely appropriate. Thanks to his extensive teaching experience at the high school level, he was the perfect mentor for dozens and dozens of young school-age club employees, as well as for children of members.

Now, as we all know, at most social clubs, the typical tenure of a manager is tenuous at best after an initial getting-to-know-you honeymoon period, simply because the job often requires saying no to people not accustomed to hearing that admonition. Not so with Terry. As one intimately involved with the operation of the club since its rebirth in 1967, I can verify that not once during Terry’s long reign was a single negative word uttered about him or his job performance, either at board of directors meetings or in general conversation around the club.

Quite the contrary! In conjunction with his amazing wife, Robbie, a perfect team in every sense, annual praise was the order of the day. My greatest accomplishment at the club: finding Terry and Robbie in the mid-1970s and convincing them to trek out to Quogue from Bellport to give us much needed managerial leadership.

Thank you both so much for accepting our offer.

George M. MotzQuogue

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