ERRA News and Communications

Thurs, March 26

Dear Eagle Ridge Members,

I know it's hard to believe right now, but summer is right around the corner and that means it's time for Eagle Ridge spring clean up day.  Due to last years November storm, we will have a few more challenges from the normal this year so everyone's participation will be critical to a successful start to the season. With that being said, cleanup day is scheduled for April 25th with a rain date of May 2nd.  Planting Day will be scheduled for later in May. Your participation is greatly appreciated and will ensure you are not billed for workday. In lieu of workday, you may also volunteer as a chair position or run a party. 

In the coming days, look for an email which will contain a link and instructions on how to sign up for work.  If  work day is cancelled due to poor weather, we will send an email. We look forward to strong support and a great start to the season.

The ERRA Grounds Committee  

Wed, March 18

Dear Members,

Welcome to the 2015 Eagle Ridge Season.  Soon the snow and ice will be replaced with signs of spring and ideas of warm summer days.  We look forward to seeing you all soon hanging lazily around the ERRA pool or playing a competitive game of tennis!

The Board of Directors wants to thank outgoing Board Members Mike Talty and Phil Suffeletto. Thank you both for your years of support! Please welcome our new Board members Sal Pietrantoni and Julia Pericak. We are excited to have them in place for the 2015 season.A SPECIAL thank you to those persons who help with the club behind the scenes.  Without your support and love of ERRA, we would not be as successful as we are today.  Thank you all!

Board Members and Committee Chairpersons remain committed to a continued leadership role for our club, but need help. ERRA will need a minimum of four new board members by the end of this season and we are currently in need of one more swim chair.  Please consider giving back to ERRA as a board member or chairperson.  We are a volunteer run association, and need your ideas and input today for the successful longevity of the club. 

Eagle Ridge has returning and new committee chairs ready to direct our programs.  The Board of Directors and Chairpersons are as follows for the 2015 season: 
Board of Directors                         Committee Chairpersons
Pete Phillips                                     Kimberly Kamis - Membership Chair
Connie Jones                                  Pam Rauh - Tennis Chair
Jared Smith                                     Michelle Roberts - Tennis Chair
Lynn Calpin                                     Shelly Musterait, Andrea Bubar - Swim Chairs
Kristin Miller                                    Tom Calpin - Grounds Chair 
Juila Pericak                                   Joe McCrone - Social Chair 
Sal Pietrantoni                                Phil Suffoletto - Swim Championships Chair

2014 ERRA News & Cummincations

Thurs, Sept 18th

If you have any construction or finish carpentry skills your help is needed in completing the shed enclosure for the filter and pump system that sits in the kiddie pool area. Please contact Tim Jones at or 716-609-1900 with your availability or questions.  Your participation is appreciated. Thank you.

Sat, May 10th

Hello Eagle Ridge Families!

The Club is well on its way for opening this coming Memorial Day Weekend.  Thank you to all the members, chairpersons and board members who have volunteered countless hours towards the goal of our club to be open and operational on time.

Plant Day is Sunday, May 18th. This is the perfect event to ensure each family has completed its 4 hour work requirement for the season. Please go to the link in the email sent on 5/10 to sign up. Once in the Google Document web page, enter the relevant information and do nothing more than close the browser window - all additions will be saved automatically. The rain date for Plant Day is Saturday, May 24th.

Please be on the lookout for additional emails regarding our Memorial Day New Member Party, Swim and Tennis sign-up, New Web Site, News and other fun stuff. The Board is excited with the coming season and looks forward to seeing you all pool/ court side!

Mon, April 14th

ERRA Swim Team News

Please Welcome Sam Palma as ERRA's new Head Swim Coach. We wish to thank Kim Skorma for her service. Sam brings a background of swimming to ERRA as a past member of the State University of Buffalo Division 1 Women's Swimming and Diving team.  She was a conference finalist and Relay Record Holder at UB.

Sam also was a Swim Coach at UB Swim Camp from 2007 - 2012 for age groups 8 - 17.  Her responsibilities included stroke improvement through drills and practice.  Outside of the pool, responsibilities included helping athletes to improve their teamwork and leadership abilities through various activities.  Sam is currently an Assistant Swim Coach at Canisius College.

Sam is no stranger to ERRA, as she was our Assistant GM last year.  We are excited to have Sam back as head coach.Look for Swim Team information and a signup email later this month.  Go PIRATES!


ERRA Tennis Team News from Tennis Chair Pam Raugh

Please welcome Mike Manzella as ERRA's new Head Tennis Pro. Mike has been hired to further develop Eagle Ridge's tennis program. Mike is currently the Tennis Director at South Town's Tennis Club and resides in Orchard Park. Mike is a former student of Eagle Ridge's tennis program and is excited to be returning as Head Tennis Pro. Mike achieved his Communication Degree from University of Buffalo and proceeded to focus his career as a tennis professional.  Locally, Mike began teaching lessons at the Village Glen and South Towns, and then became the Head Pro at Hickory Hill. Mike has extensive tennis experience nationally and internationally. Mike spent time as Tennis Director at the Windstar Club in Naples, FL, Lake George Club, Lake George, NY, Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, Four Season Hampshire Hotel in London, England and the Waldorf Astoria Naples Beach Resort, FL. We welcome Mike as he will be a great asset to the ERRA Tennis Program.

Amy Borden has decided not to return to ERRA this year - we wish Amy all the best in her in endeavors. Our new Assistant Tennis Coach is Beth Chelus. Beth is in her 10th year teaching English at Clarence High School. Beth Coached the Clarence JV Tennis Team for three years and was Head Coach of the Williamsville North Varsity Girls Team this past fall. Beth is very familiar with the summer tennis programs in the area, and can provide private tennis lessons to those interested. Beth has spent a significant amount of time playing tennis on teams at Nazareth College, Orchard Park High School, Hickory Hill and South Towns Tennis Club. We are very excited and lucky to have Beth on our TEAM!

As Tennis Chair, my appreciation and gratitude to the Tennis Pro Selection Committee - Peter Phillips, Mollie Scanlon, Maura Watson, Dave Barnes, Julie Perciak, Bruce Kennedy and Shelly Musterait. Thank you for all your time and efforts over the last few months. This year's tennis program will be awesome, with many great years ahead of us. Look for new ideas, times and programs to follow.

Lastly, we need a Tennis Co-Chair for this season, to "learn the ropes" this summer and eventually take over with help as well. Please contact me if interested at or 662-3802.

Look for Tennis Program information and a signup email later this month.  Let's go Eagle Ridge!

Looking forward to a great summer, Pam Rauh, Tennis Chair.

Thurs, April 10th

Happy Spring to All.

ERRA Clean Up Day is April 26, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  An email to follow for job sign up and your commitment.  Should we need to cancel, an email will be sent noting as such.  In the event of a weather cancellation, April 27th will be Clean Up Day.  In addition, Plant Day is Sunday, May 18th, with the rain date Saturday, May 24th. Please note all Families are required to volunteer 4 hours in lieu of $125 charge.

There are two work days scheduled:

  • Spring Clean Up is Saturday, April 26th   8am-12noon with a raindate of April 27th
  • Planting/Mulching Day is Sunday, May 18th  8am-12noon with a rain date of Saturday, May 24th.

You are welcome to attend both, to meet the four hour Family volunteer requirement.

Tom Calpin and Tim Jones( are leading the charge this year with maintaining the club buildings and grounds.  Thank you both!

Mon, March 3rd

Welcome to the 2014 Eagle Ridge Season.  Soon the snow and ice will be replaced with signs of spring and ideas of warm summer days.  We look forward to seeing you all soon hanging lazily around the ERRA pool or playing a competitive game of tennis!

The Board of Directors wants to thank outgoing chairpersons Jen Smith (social), Annemarie Talty (swim), Molly Heraty (social) and Wayne Hemmerling (grounds).  Thank you all for your years of support!  We also want to thank and recognize outgoing employees Mike Rhinde and Charlie Garfinkel for their years at Eagle Ridge.  We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

A SPECIAL thank you to those persons who help with the club behind the scenes.  Without your support and love of ERRA, we would not be as successful as we are today.  Thank you all!


ERRA is excited to have our board members in place for the 2014 season.  Board Members remain committed to a continued leadership role for our club, but need help.  ERRA needs a minimum of two new board members by the end of this season.  Please consider giving back to ERRA this year as a board member.  We are a volunteer run association, and need your ideas and input today for the successful longevity of the club.

Eagle Ridge has returning and new committee chairs ready to direct our programs.  The Board of Directors and Chairpersons are as follows for the 2014 season: 

Board of Directors                          Committee Chairpersons

Pete Phillips                                     Kim Kamis - Membership Chair

Connie Jones                                  Pam Rauh - Tennis Chair

Jared Smith                                     Shelly Musterait, Andrea Bubar and

Kristen Miller                                   Phil Suffoletto - Swim Chairs

Lynn Calpin                                     Tom Calpin - Grounds Chair

Phil Suffoletto                                  *NEED SOCIAL CHAIR

Mike Talty

Looking forward to a great year,

Eagle Ridge Board of Directors

Fri, Oct 25th

Eagle Ridge Members:

The nearly 45 years of success at Eagle Ridge is a direct result of our members' efforts in support of the organization throughout the entire calendar year.  Our volunteer Board Members put in many hours of satisfying work, and it is time for newer members to bring their ideas, energy and love of ERRA to a new level.   This rewarding experience on the ERRA Board provides members a chance to make new friends and contribute to the future success and fun of the club.

Join the Board for 2014! You may have some new ideas, passions or opportunities to improve ERRA. That's great!  The transition into a board role is made easier by many Board Members staying on, while many experienced volunteers continue to help behind the scences.  Roles and opportunities are dependent on what you want to do.

Not quite sure if the Board is for you?  We are always seeking volunteers for our programs and events:  We need members to Chair, co-chair or assist with our Social, Tennis and Swimming programs.  Next year's major events/parties (such as Memorial Day, End of School, Adult Party, etc.) will require Chairs (or co-chairs) as well.  We are a fiscally sound club, with our best years ahead of us.  So please consider volunteering today!

If you or someone you know is interested in being nominated for a Board position, then please e-mail a response to by October 31, 2013.   Our by laws require an election, and the board will send ballots out to the membership in November, with results available immediately after election day.  So please consider joining the ERRA Board today!

Eagle Ridge Board