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January. y Februaryy 2013


JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Feb. 17 Lion Dance & Drummer Troops

Feb. 18 - Mar. 3 2013 All Racquets Championships

Feb. 4 Super Bowl

Mon

Sun

Mixed Doubles Round Robins

Jan. 21 Staff Year End Party - Club Closing at 3pm

Jan. 7 Sigis N New Menu

Mon

Jan. 20 Couplet Calligraphy

Sun

Tue

Jan. 22 2 Tennis Friendlies

Chinese New Year’s Eve Cuisine “ To Go” & Exhibition of Painting at ACC Market

Jan. 1 Sale at ACC Market (For retail consumption only)

Tue

Feb. 13 - 14 Valentine’s Day Menu in Sigis

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Jan. 31 Explore the Grand Hotel Secret Passage

Thu

Feb. 22 - Mar. 18 Spring Squash Tournament

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Jan. 25 Spanish Cooking Class

Feb. 9 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet

Feb. 2 Valentine’s Day Card Making

Sat

Jan. 19 Shakespeare for Dummies

Jan. 5 Squash Friendly

Sat

For latest informotion please visit our online calendar at: www.americanclub.org.tw/ calendar.php

Esmeraldo Oteruelo

Master Chef -

ACC Calendar

Jan. 18 Spanish Wine Dinner

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Swimming Pool

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The Club is open during Chinese New Year, although on a limited basis during the official holiday period from February 9 to 15, 2013 Please refer to the following schedule when making plans to use the Club during this holiday period

Chinese New Year Business Hours 2013

10:00am ~ 7:00pm

6:00am ~ 11:00pm

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Accent

OUR MISSION The American Club in China is a non-profit organization established for the sole purpose of serving the American and International communities in a family atmosphere, providing the highest quality food, recreational and social activities. The club will endeavor to enhance a cultural exchange with the R.O.C., effectively utilizing all available resources and assuring proper responses to Members needs.

Contents | January . February 2013

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

President's Message

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General Manager's Message

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Social Events

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Food & Beverage News

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Sports News

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Hair & Spa News

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Photo Gallery

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Faye Angevine Donald Bailey Godwin Chang Jim Clark Siew Kang Christina Lin Gerry Moran Steven Parker Rachel Sawatzky Ellen Yin Richard Yin

Save Paper Save the Earth. - Paper material of ACCENT magazine contains 50% environmental recycle paper. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Sampson Mar Stephen Tan Andrea Wu

MANAGEMENT TEAM Todd Bretzlaff General Manager

Anne Cheng

Executive Secretary

Tommy Chan

Sports & Recreation Director

Gerry Gibb

MIS Project Manager

Stella Hou

Financial Controller

Peter Hu

OFFICE HOURS Cashier & Member Services

Daily

8:00 am

- 10:00 pm

Library

Daily

10:00 am

- 7:00 pm

Terrace Terrace Salad Bar

Daily Lunch Daily Dinner Daily Daily Dinner Mon - Sat Daily Daily Mon - Sat Daily Daily Daily Mon - Fri Sat & Sun & Holiday Daily Mon - Fri Sat & Sun & Holiday Mon - Fri Sat & Sun & Holiday Mon - Sat Sun & Holiday

7:00 am 11:00 am 5:30 pm 11:30 am 6:00 pm 12:00 noon 10:00 am 10:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 6:00 am 7:00 am 6:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 6:30 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am

- 10:00 pm - 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm - 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm - 9:00 pm - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - 7:30 pm - 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sigis Napa Grille Rendezvous ACC Market Banquet Office Game Room TV Room Nursery Fitness Center Racquet Courts Pro Shop & Reservations

Purchasing Manager

Steven Hung

Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi

Human Resource Manager

Chi-Wen Lin

Engineering Director

Hair & Spa

Fanny Tung

Senior Membership Manager

Emily Wang

Member Service Manager

Fred Wang

Food & Beverage Director

To advertise in ACCENT, please contact 2885-8260 ext 56 Emily Wang For membership information, please contact 2885-8260 ext 73 Fanny Tung Email ACC : member.services@americanclub.org.tw Website: www.americanclub.org.tw


PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Donald Bailey Happy New Year! It is hard to believe but 2013 is upon us. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas season and was able to take advantage of the many activities of the Club. The “Year of the Dragon” is almost over and we will soon be welcoming the “Year of the Snake”. Every New Year gives us a chance at new beginnings. I hope that 2013 and the “Year of the Snake” are very happy and successful for each of you. As we enter 2013, we have a number of activities planned at the Club. Several of these will be around the Chinese New Year celebration. This is a great time of year to enjoy family and friends and your Club provides a great environment, great food and drink and great service to help you celebrate. Please do not hesitate to ask our Club staff to help make your celebrations special. From a facilities standpoint, we are in the process of finishing the ‘Pool Locker Room Renovation’ and you should soon begin to enjoy the new facilities. Early in the New Year, we will begin work on the Japanese Dining Outlet that will replace the Napa Grille. We have received tenders from four vendors with qualified experience to design and construct our Japanese Dining outlet and the Board will be reviewing design presentations in early January to make a decision on the contractor for this design and build project. If all goes as planned, we will begin construction on the space immediately after Chinese New Year with a targeted opening date of mid May. The restaurant will be positioned to offer mid-range Japanese dining offering high quality products at the same exceptional value for money found throughout the Club. It will be an exciting addition to our Club dining offerings, to give you a broader range of dining options and help spread demand from the Terrace and Sigis. Our November financial results were quite good due to strong membership results and tight expense management. Our Food & Beverage operations also picked up after a somewhat slow October. Taiwan’s business environment continues to be sluggish and I’m sure that you continue to see the impact on the local restaurant business. I’m happy to report that our December Food & Beverage results are looking very good and we should end the month up 10+% with all of our outlets showing excellent results. Our Banquet business remains slower than we would like; which is consistent with what we are seeing in the banquet business across the area. If you have banquet needs please consider the ACC. Our team will help you plan a great event and provide great food and great service. In challenging times like these, it is important to focus on the basics. Our focus will be on providing you with great dining experiences with great food and service all at a good value. Thanks you for your support in 2012. We look forward to a successful 2013. If you have suggestions or comments please let us know. I look forward to seeing you around the Club. Gong Xi Fai Chai,

Donald Bailey President

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GENERAL MANAGER'S MESSAGE

Todd Bretzlaff Gong Xi! Gong Xi! With the year now completed, I hope that everyone had an enjoyable Christmas break. Now that we are in the year 2013, it is time to say goodbye to the “Year of the Dragon” which was a particularly good year for the Club and personally a great year for my family with the birth of our baby girl Samantha. Now we welcome the “Year of the Snake” where all things are possible when reviewed with careful consideration. And the ACC management has plenty to consider with the wealth of feedback and comments received from this year’s member survey. I wish to thank all the Members who gave their valuable time to provide us this valuable information to allow us to be better equipped to further improve the Club and better exceed your expectations. The results of the survey were very favorable with very similar results to last year but I notice the comments seem to identify new priorities. The general satisfaction of the Club remains high along with the perceived image of the Club with a slight increase in the perception of “value for money”. The quality of the staff rating remained strong, but the comments reflected the need for us to put more focus on service standards and consistency in the coming year. In general, Members seem to feel that the food quality has improved and it has been suggested to ensure the various cuisines always maintain their authenticity. There was a clear call out for more events and activities through out the Club including in F&B and sports as well as our social department. This year’s survey identified a greater need for management to be more stringent on enforcing the rules, specifically the restriction of use of mobile phones inside the Club buildings and F&B outlets, dress codes in the F&B outlets and the proper behavior of children within the Club. Thus, we need your support to ensure you compile with the existing Club rules and understand when violations are addressed. The overall facility received favorable marks but there were a number of comments directed at better cleanliness of the locker rooms and restrooms. As we currently have our housekeeping team cleaning these areas every hour, I need to seek your assistance in helping to keep these areas tidy and putting soiled towels in the towel hampers after use. There were numerous compliments over the online booking system as well as the communicated expectations to introduce online booking to more areas of the Club including tennis, squash, events and even Sigis. We expect to be able to offer online bookings in many of these areas with the introduction of our new and improved website, which will rollout mid next year. Overall, everyone is very happy with all the renovation work, which I suspect gave rise to more requests to renovate the swimming pool deck area and even Rendezvous within the next few years. We will be looking at possible options for the swimming pool deck next year and will also consider alternative designs for Rendezvous but that may be more difficult to justify in the coming year. For communications, it seems that the email news and website are the strong favorites for gathering information. We also received a number of suggestions to discontinue the Monthly Accent Magazine which we did not receive in the past. This will need to be further investigated but we also welcome your thoughts and comments on the topic to arrive at the correct decision. Chinese New Year will be coming a little later this year and we have prepared a very special feast of traditional dishes the eve of Chinese New Year, 9 February. As always, the Club will be open (please see our special holiday hours of operation) throughout the New Year celebrations for dining and fitness. If you are having a party at home, we also have a wonderful selection of traditional Chinese New Year dishes and seasonal delicacies for take away. The order forms for our Chinese New Year takeaway items can be found on our Club website, within the Accent Magazine or at the ACC Market. If you are staying in town for Chinese New Year, be sure not to miss our traditional “Lion Dance” on Sunday, 17 February at 12 noon. I also want to make sure that you do not miss another great ACC tradition, which is our “Super Bowl” on the morning of February 4th. After such an incredibly fun and lively Super Bowl party last year, it is our intention to make this year’s party even better than ever with football trivia, plenty of side activities and prizes. Our Super Bowl XLVII party will be complete with mimosas, Bloody Marys, and of course a hearty “American” style breakfast buffet including American style biscuits and gravy, sausages and even a hotdog stand with all the toppings. Do not miss this great event. We look forward to another year of continuous improvement and finding new ways to make the ACC a regular part of your life and an active part of your family! Gong Xi Fai Chai,

Todd Bretzlaff General Manager

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ACC WiFi System We know that an efficient and reliable WiFi service is very important for many Members. An extensive program of WiFi improvements has recently been completed, and we are pleased to report that ACC now provides a state of the art WiFi service with excellent continuous coverage throughout most of the Club. The activities included in this program of improvements were as follows: 1. Installation of a 'Ruckus' managed WiFi system providing: - A centrally managed system of AP receiver/transmitters around the Club - Excellent reliability and stability of service - Better strength and consistency of WiFi signal (with 'smart beaming' of WiFi signal to user devices) - Ability to be used by large numbers of devices without degradation of service - Uninterrupted WiFi service when roaming from one area to another - 5GHz as well as 2.4GHz signal options (5GHz capability is provided in some of the latest WiFi devices) - Smart signal interference detection and avoidance - Centralized system monitoring and reporting 2. Expansion of WiFi signal to most areas of the Club (indoor and outdoor) - excluding only some non-Member areas, and areas such as restrooms, locker rooms and Nursery where it was agreed to be inappropriate to specifically provide a strong WiFi signal 3. Expansion and re-cabling of the dedicated WiFi network cable infrastructure 4. Replacement and upgrading of our network switch, internet gateway and DHCP hardware 5. Several increases in internet bandwidth 6. Introduction of signal security which encrypts WiFi data transmissions and prevents WiFi usage by anyone who might try to do so without being a bona-fide user of Club facilities 7. A direct "CAT. 6" cable connection point in each function room Remember that the "ACC" WiFi signal is now secured. If needed you can obtain the password from staff in any outlet, or from the table notices posted around the Club.

A Warm Welcome to New Members

“Mommy, Daddy, will I make new friends?”

Carl & Jessy Chen Andy Chu & Joyce Hsiang Mark & Heather Endre Grace Lau & Simon Chan Paco & Ilse Liebrand Adam McMillan & Shu-Ling Peng Irene Ong & Fred Chang Bernard Overmaat Scott & Victoria Patterson Robert & Nanda Reuvekamp Yen Yen Setiawan & Thomas Oentoro John & Kimberly Valade

The most important thing to me? Is to make sure my child has the easiest time settling in to the new surroundings

Bon Voyage to Resigned Members Jerry & Bebe Liu Charlene Mao & Haichien Chen Daniel Clarke & Chia-Chi Tseng Leslie Huang Danny & Louise Koo Mathias Tillman & Susanne Henriksson Alex Wang & Helen Cheng Kyle Wang & Sunny Chih John Whiteford & Kitty Chien Betty Yen & Eddy Tseng

“This is our fourth international move and is by far the best experience.We were amazed with the competency of your organization. I get constant updates of the status and I never have to chase up anyone. Great job Crown!” ~South Africa to Taiwan

Crown service offerings include: s International & Domestic Shipment s Storage & Transit Insurance s Pet & Car Transfers s Home & School Search s Immigration & Settling-In Service s Pre View Trip & Post-Arrival Orientations

Tel: (886) 2 2719 2618 or 0800 083 288 taipei@crownrelo.com crownrelo.com/taiwan

Well Connected. Worldwide.TM

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F&B NEWS

Sigis JANUARY Beginning in early January, Sigis will be offering new menu options! Make sure to stop by and enjoy them all ~

FEBRUARY Come celebrate your Valentines Day at Sigis!! Beginning February 13th and lasting through the 14th, Sigis will be offering an Exclusive Valentines Day Menu! We look forward to seeing you then!

Cake Counter

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JANUARY

FEBRUARY

Amaretto Mousse Cheese Cake

Apricot Cream Gateaux

Cracker Crust filled with Light Amaretto Flavored Cream Cheese Cake

Light Sponge layered with delicious Apricot Cream

NT$ 900

NT$ 900


SPORTS NEWS

* Avoid choosing a resolution that you've been unsuccessful in achieving year after year. This will only set up for failure, frustration and disappointment. If you are still tempted to make a promise that you've made before, then try altering it. For example, instead of stating that you are going to lose 30 pounds, try promising to eat healthier and increase your weekly exercise. * Create a game plan. At the beginning of January, write a comprehensive plan. All successful businesses start with a business plan that describes their mission and specifics on how they will achieve it. Write your own personal plan and you'll be more likely to succeed as well. * Break it down and make it less intimidating. Rather than one BIG end goal, dissect it into smaller pieces. Set several smaller goals to achieve throughout the year that will help you to reach the ultimate goal. Then even if you aren't able to reach your final goal, you will have many smaller, but still significant, achievements along the way. For example, if your goal is to complete a 10K race, your smaller goals could be running a 5K in less than 30 minutes, adding upper and lower body strength training to increase your muscular endurance, and running 2K with a personal best completion time.

Fitness Tips from Sports Director - Tommy Chan A Guide For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions The New Year is here! While many, many people plan to use this landmark time to get healthier or lose weight, the problem with these goals is that they are difficult to maintain. Most people want to see a significant weight loss within a few months or by changing eating habits for just a few weeks. So, what is the secret to successful resolutions? While you can't wave a magic wand and make your resolution come true, there are some easy steps to take to make it easier to fulfill your promise to yourself. * Choose an obtainable goal. Resolving to look like a super model is not realistic for the majority of us, but promising to include daily physical activity in our lives is very possible.

* Reward yourself with each milestone. If you've stuck with your resolution for 2 months, treat yourself to something special. But, be careful of your reward type. If you've lost 5 pounds, don't give yourself a piece of cake as an award. Instead, treat yourself to something non-food related, like a professional massage. * Don't do it alone! Get professional assistance. Everyone needs help and sometimes you need the help of a trained professional. Don't feel that seeking help is a way of copping out. Especially when it comes to fitness; research studies have shown that assistance from a fitness professional greatly improves peoples’ success rate. * Limit your number of promises. Take each day as it comes, and do not get frustrated if you slip up every now and then. Don't be afraid to start again! Once you establish healthy habits, the rest will be that much easier. Treat yourself for reaching each goal or by staying on track for a certain amount of time.

Good luck with your resolutions!

Friendly Reminder - Fitness Classes - Cancellations Out of common courtesy to your fellow Club Members, please cancel a class online (ACC Website) by giving as much notice as possible to allow a fellow Member to attend. We thank you for your cooperation.

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Monday 10:00 - 10:40 10:45 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:15 14:00 - 15:00 18:30 - 19:15

Belly Belly (Wendy) Ballet Tone (Joanne) Zumba (Joanne) Pilates Clinic *# (Joanne) Cardio Low Impact (Wallace)

Tuesday 9:25 - 10:45 10:00 - 11:15 11:00 - 11:45 11:00 - 11:45 16:00 - 17:00

The “Power” (Mandy/Billy/Tommy) Gentle Yoga *# (Niko) Body In Motion (Wallace)8th , 22nd Total Body Fitness (Joanne) 15th , 29th Kids’ Mixed Martial Arts * (Anthony)

Wednesday 10:00 - 10:45 10:45 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:30 12:45 - 13:30 16:00 - 16:45 19:00 - 19:45

Body Attack (Mandy/Ivan) Mat Science (Mandy) Belly Belly (Wendy) Group TRX (Ivan) Kids’ Fun Fitness (Wallace) Cycle Fit (Billy)

Thursday 10:00 - 10:45 11:00 - 11:45

Cardio Step (Tommy/Catherline) Pilates (Mandy)

Friday 9:25 - 10:45 11:00 - 11:45 12:45 - 13:30

The “Power” (Mandy/Tommy/Billy) Cycle Fit ( Billy ) Group TRX (Kevin)

Saturday 10:00 - 10:45 11:00 - 11:45 16:00 - 17:00

Pilates (Joanne) Latin Aerobics (Joanne) Kids’ Mixed Martial Arts * (Anthony)

Sunday 11:00 - 11:45 14:15 - 15:30 15:45 - 16:30

Zumba (Jerry) The “Power” (Mandy/Tommy/Billy/Kevin) Cycle Fit ( Ian )

Classes with * charge a fee Classes with # meet in the small fitness room

BELLY BELLY: This oriental dance class combines elements of flexibility, muscle toning and cardiovascular exercise and will strengthen and firm your abs and trim your waist. LATIN AEROBICS: A dancy aerobics class with fun Latin style moves for a great fat-burning cardio workout. ZUMBA : The joy of movement inspired by Latin rhythms , hip hop and funk keeps you moving through the hour. BODY ATTACK: Powerful cardio training for the athlete in you. This class combines movements of Martial Arts and Kickboxing into a fun and exciting aerobic workout. BODY IN MOTION:A high energy aerobics ,combining high and low impact ,latin and funk keeps you moving through the hour. TOTAL BODY FITNESS: This 45 mins class provides cardio workout and resistance training for the entire body. CARDIO STEP : Suitable for those familiar with Step. Class starts with basic (yet high intensity) combinations on the Step and then finish your workout with a relaxation stretch. CYCLE FIT: This indoor stationary fitness cycling class gives you an intense and effective cardio workout with exciting music. Limited to ten members only per class. CARDIO LOW IMPACT: This is a low-intensity class with easy-to-follow choreography. Fun music and a motivational and entertaining instructor will help you shape up and have some fun at an easy pace. THE "POWER": A tough but fun "Barbell" weightlifting class which is being taught for its simplicity, consistency, results, and excitement. Never done it before? See an instructor first for an introduction to the various moves, for your own safety and to have an effective workout. GROUP TRX : Developed by a Navy Seal, the TRX suspension training is a form of resistance training that includes body weight exercises in which a variety of compound exercise movements develops strength, balance, and core stability. Class is designed for fitness levels from intermediate to advanced. GENTLE YOGA*: Learn and practice the basics of bending and blending mind and body through yoga modified for different levels. PILATES: A different kind of strength and flexibility class for a mindbody fitness experience with graceful movements and powerful postures. PILATES CLINIC*#: Class is limited from 2 to 6 attendees so that each attendee receives focused, caring attention. MAT SCIENCE: A combination of Yoga and Pilates, this class will energize, sculpt and relax the body as it improves the quality of your effort. BALLET TONE:A 45mins class of low impact focuses on movement with correct posture of ballet and yoga to tone your body, plus to improve your overall fitness as well. KIDS’FUN FITNESS:A dynamic atmosphere for kids (ages 6-8)to get moving in a class designed for fun, fitness, and more fun! The instructor will play games with the class that will encourage the children to work-out in a fun way. KIDS’ MIXED MARTIAL ARTS*: A practical and modern approach, combining the best that Martial Arts and Self Defense have to offer. For Kids 6 Yrs old and above.


HAIR & SPA NEWS

JANUARY PROMOTION We are offering a FREE Protein Treatment (20 minutes) for permanent wave services on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in January 2013. For more details, please call 2886-5912 direct!

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Special Sale of Antique & Reproductionn Porcelains

OPEN DAILY MON.~ FRIDAY 9:00AM~19:00PM SAT.~ SUNDAY 13:00PM~18:00PM

www.baiwinantiques.com

NO. 2, LANE 405, SEC. 6, CHUNG SHAN N. RD., TIENMOU, TAIPEI, TAIWAN TEL: (886-2) 2874-5525 FAX:(886-2) 28739972


OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THE GENEROUS SPONSORS


PHOTO GALLERY

ACC HOLIDAY BALL

Congratulations to Mr. Michel Darrieus, Mr. Carlson Ho and Mrs. Julie Meikle for winning round trip tickets sponsored by United Airlines and China Airlines and a NT$10,000 gift certificate from La Perla.

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PHOTO GALLERY

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Every year, the ACC staff and their friends volunteer to help out with the craft and game stations, including cookie decorating, ornament making, pinning the nose, and writing a letter to Santa. It was also the first time to introduce the new ACC bouncy castle, which is turning into the children’s latest favorite toy!

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PHOTO GALLERY

ST. LUCY’S BAZAAR

The St. Lucy’s Annual Charity Bazaar has been held in Taipei since 2001 and every year attendance has exceeded 500. One million NT raised in this event has been donated to the St. Lucy’s Center in Tainan in late November 2012.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING CLASS

The kids and parents had such a great time making their very own gingerbread house. This year we made nearly 100 gingerbread houses! All the materials were prepared by our very own ACC Chef Hu and his team! So, if you missed out this year’s event, be sure to sign up for next year’s!

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