Events Archives

National Monuments, April 18

Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

BRMC Social Committee Vice-chair Bal Dighe has done it again !!

He has arranged a wonderful day-tour of two National Monuments, with transportation by luxury motorcoach at just $35.00 per person, including taxes and gratuity,--- provided we have a minimum of 40 persons, and we can accommodate up to 56.

The monuments are....

McLean HouseAppomattox Courthouse National Park, which is comprised of many historical structures plus several reconstructed buildings. The village itself is the site of the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending the four year civil war. We will see documents and the many artifacts of that tragic event, including the pencil used by General Lee for additions and corrections to the treaty.

D-Day MemorialThe D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. That town suffered the highest per-capita casualties in the nation. The National D-Day memorial honors the allied forces that fought in the invasion of Normandy France on June 6, 1944. The English garden, a haunting tableau of the invasion, and the victory plaza pay homage to the brave forces and sacrifices of our fallen heroes.

Note that the entrance fee for Appomattox is just $3 or is free for those who hold Golden Passport (senior citizen) passes. Since many of our members are holders of this passport, they are entitled free entry with two more persons.

Similarly, the D-Day Memorial waives the small entry fee for Veterans. Thus, the prudent option is to have each person handle their own entry.

The details are:

  • Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Leave Market Square @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Arrive Appomattox Courthouse @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Leave Appomattox @1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch stop @1:15 at The Porterhouse Restaurant in Lynchburg, were each person can order his/her own meal from the menu and pay accordingly.
  • Depart Lynchburg @2:00 p.m.
  • Arrive and tour the D-Day Memorial @ 2:30.
  • Depart Bedford @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Arrive Market Square @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Paid reservations are required for this special offering, and must be received before Monday, April 1st. If we do not have the minimum 40 paid reservations BEFORE that date, the tour will need to be cancelled and your checks returned/cancelled.

Send your checks, payable to BRMC, at $35. per person, to:

6112 Duck Cove Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Questions? Please call Bal at 804.639.6960

St. Valentine’s Day with the Brandermill Region Men’s Club

Posted January 13, 2017 at 8:54 PM

“Say it with Love”. Join us for a very special event.

Tradition connects St. Valentine’s Day to Romance, Love and the advent of spring. Valentine’s Day offers an excellent opportunity for you to say “I LOVE YOU” to that very special someone. Enjoy this special evening on Feb 19th 2017 at the elegant Brandermill Country Club.

The evening begins at 6:00pm with platters of shrimp, cheese & meat, fresh veggies and dips. After the reception, dinner will be served at 7:00pm.

Please note that you will be greeted with roses for the ladies and an envelope with your name that contains four drinks vouchers per couple and your table assignment.

For your dining pleasure you have a choice of following entrees:

  • Tenderloin Beef tips in Cabernet Sauce $44.00/each person
  • Salmon Topped with Dill Cream Sauce $44.00/each person
  • Chicken Marsala $43.00 /each person
  • Penne Pasta $39.00/each person

All the dinners include salad, veggies, rolls, apple pie or chocolate cake

For your entertainment pleasure, we are bringing back your favorite DJ: Nick Paravati. Nick will offer popular soothing oldies and some not so old. As a bonus, all of us will be offered an opportunity to show of our singing talent of “Karaoke”.

Please fill out the second page of the reservation form and send it to:

Bal Dighe
6112 Duck Cove Rd
Midlothian, VA 23112

DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 15th 2017

VMFA BRMC Romeo Dinner

Posted October 18, 2016 at 2:18 AM

R.O.M.E.O. dinners are opportunities for BRMC members and their spouses/ friends to join other members for fellowship.

Due to popular demand, this year’s ending ROMEO dinner will be at the VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS.

The AMUSE restaurant at VMFA is considered one of the finest in Richmond. We have made arrangements for special room for our group of minimum 20 people at cost of $50.00 ea. Drinks extra. (see menu after Nov.15 on VMFA web site)

Dinner is scheduled for 6:30pm, December 8, 2016.

You may come early and enjoy before dinner:

  • Free permanent exhibitions
  • Visit the special Exhibition of world renowned Edvard Munch and his famous work ‘Scream’.
  • Relax and enjoy wine & beer at Best Café.

This is also your chance to get your VMFA membership for 2017 and start accruing member benefits. (Join on-line before Dec 8, 2016):

  • Free admission to special exhibitions
  • Free parking
  • 10% discount at gift shop and restaurants
  • Preview Days
  • Discount on Classes
  • Monthly Magazine and travel opportunities

Please send your completed BRMC ROMEO Enrollment Form for VFMA Dinner before November 29, 2016 to:

Bal Dighe
6112 Duck Cove Rd
Midlothian VA, 23112

Tel: 804-639-6960

September 1, 2016 Meeting

Posted February 24, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Marie Kolendo

The Brandermill Region Men's Club is proud to announce that the guest speaker for our September 1, 2016 meeting will be Ms. Marie Kolendo, Executive Director of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Ms. Kolendo will be addressing three important topics:

  • Staying healthy and it's impact on brain health
  • The signs of Alzheimer's or dementia
  • Caregiving

Marie Kolendo joined the Alzheimer’s Association as CEO in July 2015. Marie previously served on the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Board from July 2006 through December 2014, serving the Association in various capacities, including Board chair and treasurer, as well as positions with the Finance Committee, Program Committee, and Development Committee.

Prior to joining the Association, Marie spent 16 years at Genworth Financial in their Long Term Care business. She has an MBA from Averett University and a BS in Accounting from VCU.

Merchant of Venus in July

Posted May 26, 2016 at 10:53 AM
Merchant of Venice @ $25 per person. More information to follow by e-mail.

BRMC Spring Picnic, June 15, 2016

Posted April 16, 2016 at 9:12 AM
Venue: Brandermill Sunday Park Pavilion, 4606 Millridge Parkway

Menu: Grilled Beef burgers and buns or All Beef Hotdogs and buns.

All the fixings plus condiments are included in the price.

Pot Luck – To keep cost low and provide a variety of appetizers, salads and desserts, please bring the following to share with other individuals or family groups. To balance the amount and variety, please follow the guide below:

First Letter of Last NameFood Group
A thru IAppetizers
J thru O Salads
P thru ZDesserts

All this at $ 5.00 per person. Bring prospective members and friends. As usual, honorary members are free of charge. This price includes one complementary beverage per person.

Confirm Attendance – Please confirm your reservation by mail or email by Friday, June 3rd. Check (payable to BRMC) and attendance form must be received no later than Monday, June 6th. Email –

Mail completed form to:

Bal Dighe
6112 Duck Cove Road
Midlothian, Va. 23112

2016 Charity Concert

Posted October 30, 2015 at 12:46 PM
Click here for a PDF of our poster Poster

ROMEO - Legend Brewery

Posted April 16, 2016 at 9:12 AM
BRMC Romeo Evening with a Legend Brewery Tour. Tour is free, Drinks and Dinner are pay as you go. Contact Bal at 804-639-6950 for reservations.


Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Bal Dighe is requesting those who have not yet signed up to attend the fall picnic do so before the 19th of the month. Hurry to get your reservations to him so that food and drink may be ordered. Thank you.

Enjoy: Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Veggie Burgers, Potato Salad, & Baked beans.

Beverages: Red & White Wine, Craft Beer, Domestic Beer, Soft Drinks, Bottled water.

1st Letter of Last NamePlease Bring
A thru DBring Salads
E thru MBring Appetizer
N thru ZBring Dessert

Cost: $5.00 per person (checks made to BRMC).

Click here for Reservation Form

Reservation & Checks must be received no later than Sept 19, 2015.

Send reservations to:

Bal Dighe
6112 Duck Cove Rd
Midlothian, VA 23112

Note: Traditionally our Honorary Associate Members and the prospective members guests are non-paying, but we need your response to assure sufficient supplies. To reserve your space, please Call: Bal Dighe 639-6960.

April Dinner Theater

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:09 PM
Dinner Theatre Play-“Funny Girl” at UR.