This is Administrative Professionals Week, designed to highlight the important role of administrative professionals in the workplace. Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day. Show appreciation for the administrative professionals in your business by bringing them to lunch at The Links, where specials will be offered throughout the week. On Wednesday, administrative professionals can choose a free dessert.


Position: Executive Chef / Kitchen Manager

Location: Lake Panorama National, Panora, Iowa

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years Executive Chef experience
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of kitchen staff including cooks and dishwashers
  • Experience in a high volume setting managing all aspects of food operations
  • Planning and pricing menus, ordering, and purchasing
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to work flexible hours
  • Polished and professional attitude and appearance
  • Experience in maintaining high levels of food quality and consistency
  • A love and passion for food
  • Culinary degree a huge plus
  • Team player: you will work closely with restaurant manager and general manager

Compensation: $40 - $50k base salary plus benefits

Send Resume to:
Lake Panorama National
Attn: John Dinnebier/ General Manager
5071 Clover Ridge Road
Panora, IA  50216
Email: jdinnebier@lakepanorama.org

Volunteers Needed for LPN Flowerbeds

Volunteers are being sought to help plant and maintain flowerbeds on the Lake Panorama National golf course, as well as some common areas. Most beds on the course have been adopted, but volunteers still are needed for the #12 tee boxes and the restroom near the #12 green. Common areas available for adoption are near the pro shop, the east side of the conference center, the Irv Gerlich Memorial north of the conference center, and Spikes.

Workdays are planned for the next two Sundays – April 12 and April 19. Volunteers are asked to gather at 4 p.m., and bring tools, gloves and buckets. Work will take place on the flowerbeds already adopted, as well as common areas. Carts will be available to haul debris away and fresh mulch in. Kathy Moline and Shanell Wagler are coordinating this volunteer effort. For more information, call Wagler at 515-371-0505 or Moline at 515-360-3488.


Mini-Luau and Beer Tasting This Friday

Make plans now to enjoy a Hawaiian mini-luau at The Links this Friday, April 10. Three specialty beers from the Kona Brewing Company will be available for tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Featured will be Castaway IPA, Big Wave Golden Ale and Longboard Island Lager. Special Hawaiian pizza, nachos and sandwiches will be created for this evening, and offered at discounted prices. The full Links menu also will be available. So put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt, get into the Aloha Spirit, and join the fun at The Links!


After 17 years as a chef at Lake Panorama National Resort, Mike Harris has accepted a new chef’s position at the St. Gregory Retreat Center in Adair. John Dinnebier, LPN general manager, said Mike’s hard work and dedication have contributed to LPN’s success. “Mike will be missed. We are sad to see him leave, but wish him the best in this new career opportunity,” he said. This is Mike’s last week at the LPN, although he has offered to help with large events until a new chef is hired. Gina Harris will continue to manage The Links, and the couple plans to continue to live at Lake Panorama. Dinnebier has begun the search for Mike’s replacement as the LPN Executive Chef and welcomes any leads or suggestions. Contact him at the LPN at 641-755-2080; on his cell at 515-490-3498; or at jdinnebier@lakepanorama.org.

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt is April 5

The third annual LPN Easter egg hunt will be Sunday, April 5, adjacent to the conference center, beginning at 10 a.m. sharp. Bring the kids and grandkids and enjoy the fun! This is open to all children, not just those attending the brunch. The annual Easter brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with seatings scheduled every half hour. The cost is $15.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Since the kitchen staff will be busy preparing for the brunch, the regular breakfast menu won't be available that morning. For reservations, call 641-755-2080.

UPDATE: Golf Courses OPEN Tuesday

The Lake Panorama National and Panorama West golf courses will open for play this Tuesday, March 10. Carts must stay on the paths at Lake Panorama National during play, and while traveling to and from the pro shop. The 18-hole green fees for March are $38 plus tax, which includes a cart seat.

Panorama West will be open for walking only. Green fees are $16 and may be paid at the kiosk. Until carts can be allowed on the course, anyone with a paid 2015 Panorama West membership may play at the LPN without paying green fees. Cart seats are $16 for 18 holes or $8 for 9 holes, or personal carts may be trailered to the LPN.

Call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024 for tee times or more details.

Brokers International Iowa Open August 13-16

Planning is underway for the 2015 Brokers International Iowa Open to be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Resort Aug. 13-16. The Pro-Am will be Thursday, Aug. 13, and the three-day Iowa Open will begin Friday, Aug. 14.

This is the sixth year Brokers International has been the lead sponsor for this tournament at the LPN. During this time, the tournament has hosted the top professionals and amateurs from Iowa, plus expanded to include top golfers from outside of Iowa. Again this year, there will be a $25,000 purse for the top professional.

The Pro-Am will be open to the first 36 four-person teams. Each team will be paired with a PGA professional at a draw party Aug. 12.

After serving five years as the tournament director, LeRoy Oxley is giving up that position. LeRoy has overseen what is considered the best tournament in Iowa next to the Principal Senior PGA event. The Iowa Open has grown and prospered under his leadership, and we thank him for his service and dedication.

Gary Soreide has been named to succeed LeRoy as the Brokers International Iowa Open tournament director. Gary has been a member of the LPN since 1975, was a prior two-time club champion and the co-founder of LPN’s version of the Ryder Cup.

2015 tournament forms and information will be posted on the website www.iowaopen.com as soon as those become available. Gary can be reached at gsoreide@netins.net or cell (515) 240-4272. We are seeking volunteers and sponsorships, so feel free to contact Gary with questions.

Friday Night Fish and Shrimp Buffet

A Friday night fish and shrimp Lenten special is now being offered weekly at The Links until Easter. Besides the fish and shrimp, the Friday night buffet will include dinner rolls, a salad bar, red potatoes and a dessert. The cost is $12.95, plus tax and gratuity. Take a break from the kitchen and come to The Links this Friday night for some good food at a great value.

A Great Gift: Save $ on the Iowa PGA Golf Card

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The PGA Golf Card for 2015 is now available for purchase. 

Use your Head Pro (Gary Babcock) promo code and SAVE by ordering the Card using the promo code "garybabcock".

Pre-Order your 2015 Iowa PGA Golf Card today and enjoy a $10 discount! Use the promo code "garybabcock" at checkout. Be sure to share with your golfing friends so they can take advantage of this great discount!

Order online at http://www.iowapga.com/golf-card

Golf Course Conditions

Course Conditions:

The Golf Course will remain open for play as long as weather and course turf conditions permit.

In our annual effort to protect our turfgrass during the winter months and ensure course conditions are optimal for next spring, the following maintenance will begin:

Monday, November 24th:
Spraying of Preventive Snow Mold Application of all the greens. 

Thursday, November 20th
CART PATH ONLY.  All golf carts must remain on the cart paths during your round.  This also includes remaining on the paths to and from the golf course.  The irrigation system has been shut down for the winter.  Therefore, it is very important that golf cart traffic remain off the turf.  Remember:  Golf cart tracks made in November will still be visible in the spring.

The weather may provide a couple more days of golf and we ask that everyone help protect our turf during the upcoming winter months.

For any questions, please call the Pro Shop.  Winter Pro Shop Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday:  10am to 3pm
Saturday:  10am to 2pm
Sunday – Monday:  Closed