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Christmas 2013 Delivery/Pick up Date: _________ Member Name: ______________ Card No: _______________ Time: ___________ Tel No: _____________ Fax No: _____________ Address for Delivery: ____________________________________________________________ Please Indicate: □ Pick up □ Delivery (Delivery charge applicable) In order to provide the best quality of service to all our members during this busy holiday season, Please note that the final deadline for ordering take-out items for Christmas Day is Wednesday, December 25, 5:30 pm.

Pre Cooked Weight:

______ Crispy Pork Belly Roulade

NT$ 650/kg

______ 7-8kg Roast Turkey (serves approximately 14-15 persons)

NT$ 780/kg

______ 5-6kg Roast Turkey (serves approximately 9-10 persons)

NT$ 780/kg

With Honey Mustard Saurkraut

With Sage Stuffing, Giblet Sauce and 200g Cranberry Relish With Sage Stuffing, Giblet Sauce and 200g Cranberry Relish

______ Slow Roast Beef Prime Rib

(minimum order 2kg serves approximately 10-12 persons)

NT$ 1950/kg

With Horseradish, Dijon Mustard, Red Wine Glaze and Mashed Potato

______ 4-5kg Honey Mustard Glazed Smoked Ham

NT$ 800/kg

(serves approximately 6-7 persons) With 400ml Gravy

______ 6-8kg Honey Mustard Glazed Smoked Ham

NT$ 800/kg

(serves approximately 15-18 persons) With 400ml Gravy

______ Sliced Smoke Salmon with Traditional Condiments

NT$ 1,850/kg

______ Giblet Sauce

NT$ 150/300ml

______ Sage Stuffing

NT$300/kg

______ Homemade Cranberry Relish

NT$ 950/kg

______ Creamy Mashed Potato

NT$ 450/kg

______ Cranberry and Banana Bread

NT$ 380/ea

______ 8” Whole Orange Cheese Cake

NT$ 1,000/ea

______ 8” Whole Pumpkin Cheese Cake

NT$ 1,100/ea

______ 8” Whole Pumpkin Pie

NT$ 750/ea

Please allow us 72 hours to prepare your take out item

Member’s Signature: _______________

Date of Order: ____________________

Pick up for Take Outs on Dec 24 (Tuesday) will be at the ACC Market . Please sign and return by fax to: 2885-4159 or contact the Banquet Department at Tel: 2885-8260 ext.50 or email:banquet@americanclub.org.tw


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 | December 2013 President's Message

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General Manager's Message

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ACC Treasurer's Report

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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

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Social Events

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Photo Gallery

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BOARD OF GOVERNORS Donald Bailey

President; F&B Committee

Ellen Yin

Vice President; House Committee

Godwin Chang

Treasurer; Finance Committee

Jim Clark

Secretary; HR Committee

Faye Angevine Sports Committee

Siew Kang

Membership Committee

Christina Lin

Social Committee

Sven Olsen Rachel Sawatzky Sports Committee

K.C. Yeh Richard Yin MIS Committee

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

DAILY OPERATION HOURS

Rules Committee

Cashier & Member Services

Daily

8:00 am

- 10:00 pm

Andrea Wu

Library

Daily

10:00 am

- 7:00 pm

Terrace Terrace Salad Bar

Daily Lunch Daily Dinner Daily Daily Lunch Daily Dinner Daily Daily

MANAGEMENT TEAM Todd Bretzlaff

Sigis Gyoson

General Manager

Tommy Chan

Rendezvous

Sabrina Chen

ACC Market Banquet Office Game Room TV Room Nursery Fitness Center

Sports & Recreation Director Marketing & Communications Manager

Gerry Gibb IT Director

Stella Hou

Financial Controller

Peter Hu

Purchasing Manager

Steven Hung

Racquet Courts Pro Shop & Reservations

Human Resource Director

Chi-Wen Lin

Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi

Engineering Director

Duxbury Low F&B Director

Fanny Tung

Senior Membership Manager

Emily Wang

Hair & Spa Manager

Jeffery Wang

Junior Executive Chef

Hair & Spa

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 - 10:00 pm 11:00 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm 11:30 am - 10:00 pm 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm 12:00 noon - 11:30 pm closed 10:00 pm Last Order for snack food 10:00 am - 9:00 pm 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 6:00 am - 9:30 pm 7:00 am - 8:00 pm 6:00 am - 11:00 pm 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:30 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

To advertise in ACCENT, please contact 2885-8260 ext 56 Sabrina Chen 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

Dear Members,

Donald Bailey

The Christmas season is here and you will see a lot of activities at the Club to help you celebrate this special time of year. You will find the Club beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and activities include the Annual Holiday Ball, Ginger Bread House Making, Pictures with Santa and the Children’s Christmas Party. Please take time to enjoy this festive time of year at your Club. Our Annual General Meeting was held on November 23rd. Thanks to Todd and our Club staff for all the hard work they did in getting out the vote so that we could meet our quorum requirements and hold the meeting as scheduled. At this meeting the Board of Governors and Board of Supervisors elections were held. This year six Board of Governors slots and one Board of Supervisors slot were open for election. I want to thank everyone who participated in the election process. We had an excellent slate of candidate for our Members consideration. In the Board of Governors election, four incumbent Governors (Jim Clark, Rachel Sawatzky, Ellen Yin and Richard Yin) were reelected for a new two-year term. New members elected to the Board of Governors were Jenny Hong and Douglas Pierce. In the Board of Supervisors election, incumbent Stephen Tan was reelected to a new two-year term. Congratulations to each of these individuals and we look forward to your leadership in the coming year. We have two Board of Governors stepping down this year, Christina Lin and I. Christina has done a great job representing you on the Board of Governors and we thank her for her service. I have mentioned in previous letters that our operating results are being adversely affected by a reduction in the number of resignations from the Club, which negatively affects joining fee revenue. Resignations have dropped from 200 in 2010 to 160 in 2011 and 140 in 2012. In our current fiscal year, resignations are only 45 through the first four months of the year so we are trending even lower for 2013. The Club being full with a large waiting list and a large decline in resignations is a great testament to the value our Members and potential members see in our Club and also points to the great job our staff does in meeting and exceeding Member expectations. However, from an Operating Budget point of view, the decline in the number of resignations adversely affects our operation revenue by approximately NTD$10 million. While we are generating adequate cash flow to fund our Capital Budget we need to closely watch the changing dynamic of lower resignations, decreased joining fees and the impact on our Operating Budget. Our Club is a not-for-profit Member owned Club. As such, our goal each year from an Operating Budget perspective is to be slightly above breakeven (NTD$0 to NTD$10,000,000) and to generate sufficient cash flow to fund our Capital Budget so we can reinvest back into the Club on things like the locker-room renovations that were done this year. In our latest fiscal year which ended June 30th our net operating profit was NTD$186,180 and we had cash flow of NTD$17,985,367 which was reinvested back into the Club through improvements to our facilities. Over the past four years, our ability to reinvest in the Club and improve our facilities is a major reason our Membership is full and we have a waiting list of over 100 individuals wishing to join our Club. I will finish my two years as President of the Club in December. It has been my honor to serve you and I thank you for your support during this time. We have a great Club that I am sure will become even better in the future. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

Donald Bailey President

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GENERAL MANAGER'S MESSAGE

Dear Members,

Todd Bretzlaff

We have just completed our final preparation for festive season. I would like to thank Faye Angevine and the group of lady members that she assembled to help decorate the Club ensures that it has that “Christmas Feel” expected within the American Club. It is important that the Club provides all Members with the right touch of home and good Christmas cheer to make the season just a little more special which would not be possible without the ladies help. November provided a non-stop schedule of events at the Club including the Melbourne Cup, the ACC Golf Championship and Awards Dinner, the Wine Bazaar, St Lucy’s Bazaar, Beaujolais Nouveau, our Back to the 70’s Party, and of course Thanksgiving dinner, all of which were full of life and camaraderie. Hopefully you were also able to enjoy all the incredible promotions in all of the outlets to promote Members to vote. We were able to receive the necessary number of proxy / ballots, the proposed changes to the constitution where approved and we held the Club’s Annual General Meeting on time. I want to thank everyone who supported the Club by voting and those who attended the AGM. For those of you who were unable to attend, we had a really informative agenda updating the Members on the audited accounts, the financial performance for last year, the upcoming Club budgets, the strategic plan develop by the Board, including changing trends over the last few years which will challenge the Club into the future. With the Strategic Plan, we discussed the primary objectives of improving training standards, more events and activities to bring Members together, increasing banquet revenue, improving utilization of underutilized areas of the Club, maintaining strong relations with the City, completing the final phase of redesign (renovation of the kitchens) and restructuring the Club’s existing business model. And with significantly declining joining fee revenues as a result of a cap Membership and fewer resigning Members each year (resigns have dropped by over 50 / year), adjusting the Business Model has become an urgent focus since joining fees represents a large portion of the Club’s net funding year after year. The Board has been looking at a number of options and the magnitude of each option’s impact, including improving operational margins, growing F&B revenue (including banquets which is also a separate component of the strategic plan), introduction of a social memberships limited to only F&B, priority to term Members or ARC holders and the monthly dues. It was a very engaging AGM and the Members attending offered some valuable comments on the strategic plan and necessity to change our operating business model. Moving into December, we have plenty of activities to bring the family close together during the Christmas season, in addition to dinner on Christmas eve and Christmas day, we also have the Holiday Ball on 7 December, pictures with Santa and Gingerbread House making on the 8th, a Christmas Charity Musical on the 15th and the Children’s Christmas party on the 21st. We clearly have plenty of reasons to attract you to the Club during the special time of the year but if you are looking for something more intimate for the family, we will have dining promotions in all the dining outlets as well as a sumptuous festive take-away menu including all the traditional goodies that you would expect for the holidays. The Club will also commence rectification work on the swimming pool on the 23rd. The improvements are coming just in time considering that from the recently completed Members Survey in September; a significant number of Member comments submitted were directed toward upgrading the pool. The work will take approximately 2 and ½ months but will be completed significantly before summer where it is one of the most popular amenities of the Club. The work will include re-waterproofing and tiling the swimming pool (not done for 20+ years), replacing the pumps, resurfacing the pool deck (just as old), incorporate heating into the baby pool, update the outdoor Jacuzzi and freshen up the surrounding area. In addition to updating the oldest remaining Member area in the Club, it will be just one more reason to make ACC your “Haven of Safe Refuge”. While we are focusing on the creating a more enjoyable environment at the Club, we hope that all of you will be enjoying your time with family and friends during this very special time of the year, and with everything that the American Club has to offer, we sincerely hope that you will be spending much of the holiday season here at the Club, your home away from home. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Club! All the Best,

Todd Bretzlaff General Manager

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2013 Treasurer’s Report for American Club in China Dear Fellow Members, The ACC is operating well and is in a strong financial position. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 we have received an unqualified auditor’s opinion on our financial statements. Our net income for the year is NT$186,180 which is a great result taking into consideration the NT$1,267,000 of additional depreciation write-off of the Napa Grille to make room for the Japanese dining outlet, NT$765,300 of additional depreciation to write off the Tennis Locker Rooms which desperately needed upgrading and NT$9,246,000 reduction in joining fees resulting from the waiting list which was implemented due to compaction of our limited space. The cash flows remain very strong with NT$18,438,000 being generated from operations. The Club has continued to improve its operations with strong oversight from the General Manager and his Management Team. The Club has continuously but cautiously improved its physical plant which was in dire need. First the Fitness Center, Hair Salon and Terrace phase, second the Locker Rooms, and most recently the Japanese dining outlet. All of this was financed with internal funds while maintaining a strong balance sheet and cash position. Our success has resulted in a position where the management and board have responsibly set a waiting list which currently is over 110 prospective members with an estimated two year wait. An additional challenge that is now facing the Club is a significant reduction in the number of resigning Members over the last three years due to in part a changing demographic in Membership and more so to be attributed to greater Member satisfaction. Although creating the demand that generates a waiting list to join and a reduction in attrition both speak well of the Club, they are forcing a change in the Club’s business model which was more heavily funded by joining fees. The Board and Management are jointly studying these changes and effects on our business model to determine the best solutions to maintain the highest standards, good value and a vibrant environment while sustaining a healthy financial position for years to come. Our success over the last four years has created challenges that we are confident that we will turn into opportunities. The club is doing very well. We had an excellent year. Our prospects for the future are bright! Thank you for your continued support! Sincerely, Godwin Chang – Treasurer American Club in China

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Did You Know

Customizing Your Weekly Newsletter & Controlling the Types of Information You Receive from the Club

You can now control the types of event and promotional communications you receive from the Club. When logged in to the Members Only Area of the ACC website go to the “Accent & eNews”

page under “My Communication Preferences” and you can make the following checkbox choices: 1.Receive a printed copy of Accent magazine 2.Receive Weekly Newsletter, event and promotional information by email (eNews) 2. (sub-options) Receive information about these specific categories: 2a. Youth, Children & Family / 2b. Dining & Banquets / 2c. Fitness & Sports / 2d. Hair & Spa The “option 2” choices will control what types of email eNews we send to you. The main 2nd option controls whether you receive any event and promotion information from us (including the Weekly Newsletter). The sub-options control the types of information you want to receive, and opting out will remove those category sections from your Weekly Newsletter. For more details please search for the “Your eNews Preferences” item on the ACC website.

A Warm Welcome to New Members Benny Chen Thomas Cheong & Hui Jin Vanny Hsiao & Jennifer Chiu Cindy Fu & William So Vitali & Anna Taubert

Bon Voyage to Resigned Members Terry Aboukhater Douglas & Amy Chang PJ Chiang & Christina Yin Michael Eisenmann & Laura Carrozzo Seng Hui Lim & Siew Liang Lim Gan Leo & Gabriele Seewald

NOTICE Dear Members, Please be advised that renovation works on the Swimming Pool and surrounding areas will commence on 23rd December and will continue through mid March 2014. This project is long overdue as exemplified by the significant number of related comments on this year’s Members survey and we are excited that we will finally be able to bring the Swimming Pool area to a standard that is commensurate with the Club’s high standards. For your reference, we have included a few illustrations from the selected contractor. During this period, the Swimming Pool, Baby Pool, Outdoor Jacuzzi and Lounge Areas will be closed. However, we have made alternative arrangements for Members who wish to continue swimming during this renovation period – details are available at the Fitness Center Counter. Access to the Fitness Locker Room will be available throughout the renovation. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and seek your patience during this important phase of updating the Club’s facilities.

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Calling all small Santas, snow men and gingerbread girls to attend the happy kid’s Christmas Party. Put on your White Beard and lets shout out “Ho..ho..ho” together! Kids will find candy canes, Christmas game, a magic show and more surprises at this holiday party! Dress up with a “White

Beard”or in a classic“Christmas Costume”,

and Santa Claus will invite you to show your costume on ACC’s Christmas Fashion Walkway! Please sign up at the Front Desk. Cancel before 4:30 pm, December 11th to avoid charges. This event is not included under ACC's minimum charge policy. For more details, please contact 02 2885-8260 ext. 44 or events@americanclub.org.tw

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F&B NEWS

wine promotion Sigis

Market

Clos du Val – Napa Valley Merlot 2010

Chateau Labatut AOC Bordeaux 2011

Full-bodied and deep plum in color, this Merlot offers aromas of complex yet vibrant black fruit, spice, dark chocolate and a hint of toast. The mouth-feel is warm and rich, with a solid middle marked with flavors of black cherry and blueberry punctuated with a silky, lingering finish. Special Price: $1580

Retail Price Special Price

$820/bottle $675/bottle

For three bottles you get 10% off Six bottles in a wooden case qualifies for a 20% discount.

Viña Real Crianza 2008 - Rioja

Chateau L’Hoste Vielles-Vignes

Full, morello cherry, ruby red, good intensity. Ripe autumn red and purple fruit and raspberries. Rich, deep and balanced. Well-structured on the palate with plenty of fine, lingering rich fruit and a lively note of tannin.

Retail Price Special Price

Special Price: $980

$890/bottle $735/bottle

For three bottles you get 10% off Six bottles in a wooden case qualifies for a 20% discount.

Rendezvous Sparkling Wine Enjoy the festive holiday season with a nice chilled Wachenheim Sparkling Wine for only $750 (Original Price $1000)

Kendall Jackson

Gyoson Novelty Hill Columbia Valley/Washington State 2011 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Chardonnay $220/glass $1100/bottle

Avant Cabernet Sauvignon $100/glass $600/bottle

Rendezvous Taco Special

Lychee Martini $180

Order your choice of our delicious Tacos and get a bottle of Corona for just $80. only

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monthly promotion

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Buy one get one free A delicious combination of Vodka with the exotic taste of Lychee to bring back memories of a tropical island.


F&B NEWS

Terrace 1

monthly promotions

Roasted Tom Turkey $385

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Roasted Tom Turkey breast with traditional sage stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Accompanied with pumpkin and broccoli.

Chicken and Beef Fajitas $380 A Fajita commonly refers to any grilled meat usually served as a Taco on a Flour or Corn Tortilla. The grilled meat, chicken and beef is cooked with onion and peppers and accompanied with shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and spicy beans. Choice of soft or hard taco.

Market Buy any Two Crunchips and get One Saltletts Free . Strong brands for snack-lovers! . Quality, continuity, creativity . New! Naturals with Rosemary . Our main focus lies in quality. Get One Saltletts Free

or

acc christmas candy corner Candy Corner Available in the Market December 2013 Items: Ginger Bread House/Fruit Cake (decorated)/Christmas Pudding/Christmas Stollen/Cinnamon Stars/ Almond Cinnamon Cookies Decorated Cookies: Santa Face/Christmas Tree/Snowman

Chocolate: Chocolate Santa Boot with Christmas Cookies/Chocolate Lollypop Christmas Basket: Stollen/Christmas Pudding/Cinnamon Star Cookies/Chocolate Lollypop

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F&B NEWS

Sigis it's christmas time! 5:00~9:00pm, December 22~27 Sigis is offering two holiday set menus for you and yours! Please stop by and check it out!

1

Dinner Set for Two: $2280

Dinner Set for Four: $3980

(Menu Price: $3250)

(Menu Price: $5800)

2

Appetizer

Appetizer Chef’s Selection Daily Tapas

Avocado Crab Meat Salad

Soup Seafood Consommé

Soup

Main Course

Seafood Consommé

Chateaubriand and Steamed Pong Hu Wild Grouper with Beurer Blanc Dessert

Main Course Surf and Turf

Dessert Fried Ice Cream Ball with Strawberry Sauce

Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

(All main courses served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables)

seafood bbq 6:00~9:00pm, Friday and Saturday Antipasti (unlimited)

Pasta Station (unlimited)

Beef Carpaccio Green Salad with Homemade Dressing Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Platter

Spaghetti Fettuccine Linguini Penne

(Wild Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Eggplant, Asparagus)

Cheese Platter

Side Condiments

Black Olives, Green Olives, Grilled Garlic, Pearl Onion, Baby Pickles

Sauces

Aglio e Olio with Chili, White Wine, Basil and Garlic Beef Bolognese Carbonara

Main Course One plate including:

Boston Lobster Gillardeau Oyster Squid Chicken Skewers Crab

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$1380/person


F&B NEWS

Gyoson 1

monthly promotions

Shabu Shabu – Special King Crab Claws Hot Pot

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Special Roll $250

The best moment to have sweet and juicy King Crab! Not only our regular Japanese style hot pots, we also offer Hokkaido King Crab Claws as an extra option.

Roasted Turkey Roll

Hokkaido King Crab Claws(200g) $880/ person Beef $1200 Pork $800 (Hot Pot with vegetables and tofu)

Banquet

christmas take out

For hosting a Christmas Dinner or catering at home, check out our special Take-Out Menu for turkey, roast beef or ham with all the trimmings.

christmas lunch and dinner buffet

1

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet with Juice Bar

2

Christmas Day Lunch Buffet with Juice Bar

3

Christmas Day Dinner Buffet with Juice Bar

Date: Tuesday, December 24 Time: 6:00-9:00pm Adults: $1,200+10% per person Children: $580+10% per person (3-10 year olds) Participants will receive one free welcome drink each. Date: Wednesday, December 25 Time: 11:30am-2:30pm Adults: $1,100+10% per person Children: $500+10% per person (3-10 year olds) Participants will receive one free welcome drink each. Date: Wednesday, December 25 Time: 5:30-7:30pm & 8:00-10:00pm Adults: $1,200+10% per person Children: $580+10% per person Participants will receive one free welcome drink each Please sign up at the Member Service Desk! This event is not included under ACC’s minimum charge policy.

special christmas set menu This year, Banquet offers special Christmas set menus for parties of 20 and more. Price starts at $1,280+10%. For further information, please contact Banquet Department at 02-2885-8260, ext. 50 or 61

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SPORTS NEWS

2013 ACC Fall Tennis Championships

JUNIOR SINGLE B

This is the year ACC went green at the Awards Party. We decided to take pictures with the recycled trophies. But, the children were still happy to take their trophies home! Thank you to May and Chris for their scheduling of all those matches. Julie Meikle and Jackie Tacakaberry won the racquets at the Lucky Draw.

Winner

JUNIOR SINGLE A

Jade Sedgwick

Kyle Hu

Winner

WOMEN’S SINGLES

Alex Lee

WOMEN’S DOUBLES 12

Redmond Roy

Consolation Winner

Runner-up

Julie Meikle

Winner

Consolation Winner

Runner-up

Winner

Gina Tsai & Nancy Yu

Ting-Yu Yeh

Nicholas Chen

Joyce Mao

Consolation Winner

Runner-up

Hilary Roy

Runner-up

Sandra Jin & Diana Van Dooren

Consolation Winner

Josephine Chen & Judy Fan


SPORTS NEWS

A special thank you to Mark Brandon, General Manager of for sponsoring the event.

International Door to Door Services

C

ongratulations to all swimmers who participated in the ACC Swimming Championships on Sunday, November 10. Thanks to all the spectators who cheered them on under the hot and sunny weather. The two relay events of one adult plus one child and four-team were the most exciting raising the loudest cheering throughout the entire championship. AGE

female 13Y-49Y 100 meters medley 100 meters breast stroke male 13Y-49Y 50 meters butterfly stroke female 11Y-12Y male 13Y&ABOVE male 50 meters back stroke 11Y-12Y 50 meters breast stroke female 13Y-49Y male 13Y-49Y female 11Y-12Y male 11Y-12Y female 9Y-10Y female 7Y-8Y male 7Y-8Y female 13Y-49Y 50 meters freestyle male 13Y-ABOVE female 11Y-12Y male 11Y-12Y female 9Y-10Y male 9Y-10Y female 7Y-8Y male 7Y-8Y 25 meters butterfly stroke female 9Y-10Y female 7Y-8Y male 7Y-8Y

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Gold ALIDA LILLJEQUIST 01:19:75 MATTHEW CHIANG 01:32:42 GEORGIA VAN DOOREN 00:39:28 TANUJA SURIARACHI 00:33:43 RAY YANG 00:43:34 JONI COUGHLIN 00:41:81 JIMMY YANG 00:42:31 GEORGIA VAN DOOREN 00:42:55 NICK HSU 00:51:08 ALEXIS CHANG 00:53:52 SYDNEY HSINAI LU 01:20:96 DARIUS LAKKIS 01:14:07 ALIDA LILLJEQUIST 00:32:01 TANUJA SURIARACHI 00:28:17 GEORGIA VAN DOOREN 00:35:05 RAY YANG 00:39:44 LAURA HWA 00:41:49 WILLY HUNG 00:40:43 CHARLOTTE WU 00:50:01 ETHAN TSAO 00:54:17 ALEXIS CHANG 00:23:25 KARINA CHANG 00:25:90 ETHAN TSAO 00:34:45

Silver JONI COUGHLIN 01:23:53 JIMMY YANG 01:37:18 GRACE KHOO 00:50:41 RICHARD YANG 00:36:87 NICK HSU 00:49:91 ALIDA LILLJEQUIST 00:42:49 MATTHEW CHIANG 00:42:79 GRACE KHOO 00:50:90 RYAN WONG 00:51:51 JACQUELINE SUNG 00:56:87

Bronze WILMA LILLJEQUIST 01:30:14 WILLIAM CHEN JR. 01:40:14

DOUGLAS CHEN 01:16:49 NATALIE HON 00:32:87 LOUIS RUGGIERE 00:32:98 GRACE KHOO 00:36:85 NICK HSU 00:47:31 JADE SEDGWICK 00:41:51 TING-YO TAN 00:48:26 ERIN LI 01:13:83 JUSTIN LIAO 01:06:00 JADE SEDGWICK 00:25:13 CHARLOTTE WU 00:29:33 DOUGLAS CHEN 00:35:31

MARCUS LEE 01:17:28 JONI COUGHLIN 00:33:05 JIMMY YANG 00:33:20 RENEE CHIEH 00:48:76 JUDE LAKKIS 00:51:44 ALEXIS CHANG 00:49:17 EYSON CHEN 00:53:55 SYDNEY HSINNAI LU 01:34:22 AVERY HSU 01:07:25 ANNABELLE WU 00:26:18 ERIN LI 00:44:21 AVERY HSU 00:40:46

BERKAY ONAZ 00:37:08 JUDE LAKKIS 00:58:90 WILMA LILLJEQUIST 00:49:04 WILLIAM CHEN JR. 00:43:30 RENEE CHIEH 01:00:56 RAY YANG 00:52:00 ALICE WIKSTROM 00:59:10


SPORTS NEWS

Fitness Classes Schedule for December 10:00 - 10:40 10:45 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:15

Monday

Belly Belly (Wendy) Strength Lab (Joanne) Zumba (Joanne)

Tuesday 09:25 - 10:45 10:30 - 11:45 11:00 - 11:45 16:00 - 19:00 19:00 - 19:45

The “Power” (Billy/Tommy/Mandy/Vincent) Gentle Yoga *# (Jen) Total Body Fitness (Billy) Mixed Martial Arts * (Anthony) Pilates (Jenny)

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

Body Attack (Mandy) Mat Science (Mandy) Belly Belly (Wendy) Group TRX (Ivan) Cycle Fit (Billy)

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

Cardio Step (Tommy) Pilates (Mandy)

Friday 09:25 - 10:45 11:00 - 11:45 12:30 - 13:15

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

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

Pilates (Jenny) Latin Fever (Darry) Kids’ Mixed Martial Arts * (Anthony)

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

Zumba (Jerry) The “Power” (Mandy/Billy/Tommy/Vincent) Cycle Fit (Niko)

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 FEVER: 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. 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. 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. TOTAL BODY FITNESS: This 45 mins class provides cardio workout and resistance training for the entire body. STRENGTH LAB: A lively fusion of ballet conditioning, core strength, abdominal work, balance work and incorporates resistance exercises. 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 mind-body fitness experience with graceful movements and powerful postures. 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. KIDS’ MIXED MARTIAL ARTS*: A practical and modern approach, combining the best that Martial Arts and Self Defense have to offer. For adults and kids 6 Yrs old and above.

Fitness Tips From Personal Trainer - Billy Tseng Running Posture

Running seems simple, but in reality, it is not. Do not mimic postures of professional runners, because their fast competitive styles are not necessarily suitable for everyone and as such can adversely affect speed and result in possible sports injuries for the novice runner.

Running styles are: Forefoot Landing

With the center of gravity leaning forward, the forefoot landing is the running posture style favored by fast runners. However, for weak core runners, this style can result in back and knee injuries.

Mid-front Foot Landing

Most experienced runners have adopted the mid-front foot landing posture because it is comfortable and is a fully functional style.

Heel Landing

Heel landing method is the running style most often used by beginners, and should be avoided because it might results in impact on both the Achilles tendon and the straight knee. This can cause degenerative arthritis in both hips, and knees - especially true for runners with a heavy body weight. However, whatever the running style, while each running posture has its own advantage, in addition to correct breathing and proper nutrition; you must have good cardio and muscle fitness to maintain posture and to protect your leg joints. A training program requires attention to alignment and joint congruency, so get motivated by engaging in the gradual 10% cross-training incremental rule until you find both your comfortable running distance and speed goals.

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SPORTS NEWS

Adult Tennis Christmas Round Robin Who will be this year’s best Santa and Mrs. Claus? Wear your best Christmas outfit, and come out play some Social Doubles. Our Round Robin will be on Saturday, December 14 from 3pm-6pm.

Junior Tennis Christmas Round Robin On Saturday, December 14 from 12:30pm-3pm, our Tennis Juniors who are able to play matches will participate in a social Round Robin. Everyone will be paired up with different partners each time they go out to play. Make sure to wear your red and green!

ACC Racquetball Tournament

Sport

Who wants to get their name up on the Racquet Sports Hall of Fame? It’s time for our Annual Racquetball Tournament. The tournament will begin Monday, December 2 and continue until Monday, December 16.

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