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reflections Bellevue Club

your community magazine.

bye, bye, birdie (hello, ace) Learn golf basics to get you through the back nine, and get the gadgets to make IT easier.

June 2012

Thomas and the Chocolate Factory

Member Tom Clemente has the golden ticket into TCHO’s factory

Wine and Dine

Three Woodinville wineries open their vineyards for a VIP tour, exclusively for members

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Wine and Dine Cruise through Woodinville in a Mercedes Benz while sipping on award- winning wine.



Thomas and the Chocolate Factory Take a look inside TCHO chocolate and into the minds of the creators.



Bye, Bye, Birdie A quick golf tutorial will have you tearing up the green, without divots.

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Dining Decorum Break bread over proper dining etiquette in the business world.



Brain Stretch Long summer days abound, but the world of books will keep the mind sharp and boredom to a minimum.



Food For Thought Q&A with the Club’s newest nutritionist, Wendy Caamano.



The Truth about Burning Calories Machines aren’t always accurate. Fitness Director Sue Matyas gives you a new equation.



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Summer Solstice Summer camps are here, with a selection for even the pickiest of kids. Photo Review Look back at two Club favorites: Easter Brunch and the Father/Daughter Dance.



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t’s the fiercest, most-feared animal in the animal kingdom. The honey badger doesn’t care. And under its name, the newly formed men’s tennis group has risen to the top—or at least has made it to the net. The Honey Badgers is a group of about a dozen men who meet once a week to give the animal counterpart a run for its cobra. Much like the animal, they run backward (to the baseline), and you can watch them dig (for low balls). When they’re hungry for a win, they don’t care about anything else. And when struck, by a cobra or a lobbed tennis ball, they may fall, but they’ll get right back up and to what they were doing. They just don’t care. They’re fearless and run all over the place. Conceived by members John Hannah and Eric Brandenfels, the group is an eclectic mix, from a boat captain to a tech expert. But they do share a common motivator: they were tired of being badly beaten on the court by their wives. “There were a bunch of middle-aged men with marginal tennis skills that felt we could make better use of our time by entertaining people. The deal was that if we could be called the Honey Badgers, we would form a team,” John joked. As for the name, besides the many shared characteristics, “The Honey Badger is the most fearless animal on the planet and has a very lax (almost careless) attitude toward most things.  The Honey Badger fears nothing,” John said. Which is true of this group. I oftentimes have difficulty keeping them away from the net, a place typically feared by newbies. But with a team motto of “badgers don’t back up,” it’s a hard habit to break.

Besides the lighthearted way this group formed, their existence is an excellent example of what the tennis program can do. It’s continually building friendships and a sense of community among people who may not have otherwise met. We have a big, beautiful Club with thousands of members. Participating in a tennis program is a great way to meet others at your skill level (whatever that may be) and see each other every week. Getting involved with tennis can add value to your membership. These guys are having a great time and learning the game (and how to tame their strokes and net play). As the director of the program, it’s fulfilling to watch players improve and have fun along the way. A great place to start is by dropping by one of our many tennis nights. Mondays are reserved for the ladies, Wednesdays for the men and Fridays for mixed doubles. Everyone can reach honey badger level with enough practice. The wives of this group of men may still be dominating the court, but the men are getting better. As I write this, they’re 3-0 in match play, locally in northwest Washington. And they have the opportunity to partake in playoffs or even nationals. Expand your network. Just approach the honey badger with caution.

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recreation Fitness Aquatics wednesday


tennis member events food & beverage

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Cardio Kids/Mini Muscles

Family Gym Night

Mixed Doubles Night Music on the Splash Deck






Hiking in the Northwest

Little Italy in Splash

King Tut Exhibit Talk

Woodinville Wine Tour

Basics of Better Balance Workshop

Summer Session 1 Begins

Hot Power Hour Yoga

Men’s Tennis Night

Round-Robin Squash

Family Float-In Movie Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Ladies’ Tennis Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill


Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill


Water Runner

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Summer Social Bridge Begins


Water Runner

Inflatable Obstacle Course



Ladies’ Tennis Night


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Hot Power Hour Yoga

Little Italy in Splash

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Men’s Tennis Night


Dining Etiquette with Arden Clise Round-Robin Squash Zumba


Wine Education Talk

Cardio Kids/Mini Muscles

Kids’ Night Out: Un-Birthday Party

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Mixed Doubles Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

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Water Runner



Summer Camps Begin

Hot Power Hour Yoga

Ladies’ Tennis Night

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill


Young Professionals Networking



Round-Robin Squash

Family Gym Night

Cardio Kids/Mini Muscles


Mixed Doubles Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Little Italy in Splash

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Men’s Tennis Night



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Summer Session Week 2

Trivia Night in Cosmos

Flirting and Intimacy Class

Round-Robin Squash

Mixed Doubles Night

Inflatable Obstacle Course

Ladies’ Tennis Night

Hot Power Hour Yoga

Little Italy in Splash


Music on the Splash Deck

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill

Men’s Tennis Night

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hiking in the Northwest

Tuesday, June 5, 6-7:30 p.m., $5, BC

There is a bounty of beautiful trails in our surrounding area. Learn about the best— day hikes and those for the whole family.

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Wine and Dine

By Allyson Marrs A VIP tour of Woodinville awaits. On Friday, June 8, get whisked away (in a Mercedes-Benz, no less) to wine country and visit three wineries. Members will taste at Barrage Cellars, JM Cellars and Sparkman Cellars.

The three wineries are family-owned, and this provides the roots to their stories. Barrage Cellars keeps its inception close to heart. It’s so named because owner Kevin Correll began his hobby of winemaking in his garage, but when the space became too small, he moved to a

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barn. He then took parts of both words (rage and bar) and combined them to form the Cellars. Red Bordeaux varietals are a favorite here. JM Cellars borrows its philosophy from a poem by Bessie Anderson Stanley. John Bigelow and wife Peggy strive to live well, laugh often and love much. They started their journey in 2000 after the purchase of an old home on Bramble Bump in Woodinville. The team of two ( John and Peggy Bigelow) quickly grew with the partnership of Jackie and Mike Bezos in 2006. Within a year, their space grew as they began planting Margaret’s Vineyard. Once a software executive, John bounced between his Seattle home and the vineyards. According to JM’s website, “The fast pace of high technology and the patient pace of the wine industry proved to be a great mix.” But eventually, he left the tech world for the world of wine. And Sparkman Cellars is so dedicated to its family roots that the bottles even bear family names. Stella Mae is Chris and Kelly’s 8-year-old daughter and also a 2009 vintage. Ruby Leigh is their 6-yearold daughter and another 2009 vintage. Ruckus Syrah is named after their black cat, and the Outlaw Merlot is in honor of Kelly’s dad, Dick. He suggested that the Sparkman family start a business, and Merlot just happens to be his bottle of choice. While other label names are chosen based on the appearance or taste of the wine, some randomness slipped through. The Perl Sauv Blanc was so named because “Kelly always wanted to name something that,” Chris said. “Our labels are almost always something we come up with while traveling.” To meet the winemakers and taste their vinos, reserve your spot. The tour will leave from the Club at 3:30 p.m., and members will be driven to the destinations via the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The tour will end at the Bellevue Club at 6:30 p.m., and members will be offered a buy one entrée get one complimentary entrée coupon from Polaris Grill. Space is limited, and registration is $25 per person (includes transportation and tasting, but not the driver’s gratuity). Contact Membership Director Kaarin Keil at 425.688.3384 or kaarink@bellevueclub. com for tickets.


Dining Decorum By Allyson Marrs Business meals create a lot of pressure. Deals are often made when clients and professionals break bread together, and the etiquette they employ can solidify or destroy a potential deal. From silverware choices, table manners and waiter interactions, there is a set of unspoken table rules. Enter business etiquette consultant Arden Clise—the etiquette columnist for the Puget Sound Business Journal. On Thursday, June 14, Arden will teach a 90-minute class in the Polaris Grill lounge, where she will negate all of your dining woes. “When we don’t feel comfortable with our dining skills we can’t focus on the business at hand. If you’re worried about using the wrong utensil or how to eat a certain food or what to do with gristle in your mouth, you can’t relax with your dinner mates,” Arden said. She’s seen and heard plenty of examples where a poor dining experience

even led to a job offer falling through and a broken client relationship. Arden was inspired to become an etiquette coach during her previous position at Washington Mutual, where she managed sponsorships of small community events—oftentimes involving sophisticated meals. “Time after time I would see people sit down and look panicked as they tried to figure out which utensil to use or which bread plate to put their bread on. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice for these folks to never feel uncomfortable or uncertain again by teaching them some basic dining etiquette?” she said. Research into the industry showed Arden how in demand etiquette coaching was by CEOs and big corporations, even individuals who were new to the corporate world. Most important, the field combined Arden’s life passions into one position: training, public speaking, coaching and helping people become more confident and successful. During the event, members will learn the basics and the dos and don’ts. From

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navigating the place setting and ordering to unforeseen dilemmas and expected behavior as a guest or a host, there’s a lot to cover. “Members can expect to have fun, laugh and learn things that even those who grew up in a very mannerly home don’t know,” Arden said. “I look forward to having a fun and informative seminar with the members.” Think you’re already an expert? Test your knowledge and see how you measure up in different, sometimes awkward, meal mishaps. Arden offers a short quiz on her website (www.cliseetiquette. com)—like what to do if you drop your fork at a business meal. Some answers may surprise you! To make your reservation for Dining Etiquette with Arden Clise on Thursday, June 14, from 6-9 p.m., contact Membership Director Kaarin Keil at kaarink@, or stop by the Athletic Services Desk. Tickets are $40 and include a three-course meal in Polaris Grill.

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Brain Stretch By Allyson Marrs June. School break. Three months of forgetting things learned in school. Except learning doesn’t have to be put on hold—but it also doesn’t have to be obvious.

The brain is like a muscle, and with school vacation lasting about three months, the brain can get a little … flabby if it’s not stretched. Reading is a fantastic way to keep the mind sharp, while also providing an outlet for imagination and entertainment.


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With long summer days stretching ahead, starting a family reading list is a perfect tool to keep kids engaged—as is a family book club. From fantasy to historical fiction, getting lost in the world of books fosters a child’s creativity and boosts literacy. It is said that reading is more neurobiologically demanding than processing images or speech. Setting time aside each day to read keeps the memory sharp, which is ideal during a lengthy time away from school—when forgetting the year’s previous material seems to get easier each summer. Reading actively engages the brain and is fundamental in bolstering vocabulary, concentration and discipline. To get the whole family involved, set a chapter or page number goal each week. Then, spend one hour to discuss what everyone read. Asking questions and analyzing character motifs and plot devices are all essential reasoning skills that become increasingly important throughout school, up through college and into the workplace. Kids aren’t the only ones who will benefit. For parents, reading is a sure way to reduce stress by silencing everything around you while relaxing. The Bellevue Library has free story time for different age groups, including babies, toddlers, preschoolers and a families. The library also offers a program with an incentive called Ready-Set Read. It encourages parents to spend 20 minutes a day for 20 days reading with their child, and at the end of the program, the child receives a free paperback book. Forms can be picked up at the Bellevue Library. For more information, or to find recommendations for choosing books to read as a family, visit the King County Library System’s website at www.kcls. org. After nine months of intensive schoolwork, the kids have earned a break. But keeping the mind nimble is just as important, and the great thing about reading is if a plot fascinates and the characters charm, it doesn’t have to feel like work at all.

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food for thought Q&A with the Club’s newest Wellness team member: Dietitian Wendy Caamano

What’s been some of your experience before the Bellevue Club? I have been doing nutrition counseling for Rehabilitation Options of Issaquah, Fred Meyer and QFC’s corporate wellness programs and other health clubs through my private practice. I have done presentations for organizations, such as Women’s Sport Foundation, Seattle Pacific University and Swedish Medical

Center, on topics ranging from disordered eating to exercise and diabetes. I have enjoyed offering cooking classes and nutrition seminars as well. While receiving my master’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University, I had the amazing opportunity to mentor under Joy Bauer, the registered dietitian for the “Today Show.” What are you most looking forward to with your new position? I am looking forward to helping members reach their health goals. I am excited to help make dreams of overall health and wellness a reality. Eating well and making healthy choices don’t have to be difficult and frustrating; food can be fun and exciting! I look forward to making food enjoyable again and teaching members to become intuitive eaters. Food should be easy; we have too many other things to worry about. How do you think nutrition fits in with an exercise regime when a person is trying to lose weight? Nutrition may be that missing link.

Just eating well or just exercising regularly may not be enough for most people to reach their weight-loss target. It is amazing the results people can get when they truly commit to a lifestyle change, including a regular exercise routine and a healthy, balanced, whole-food diet. What kind of involvement will you have with the Your Body, Your Life program? I’ll provide personalized nutrition counseling. Along with that, I will work with the rest of the Your Body, Your Life team to offer support and motivation to members. I am honored to have the opportunity to be involved with such an amazing wellness team and remarkable program. Anything else? I am truly looking forward to being a part of the Bellevue Club. I am excited to work with everyone from athletes to kids and families, and to offer nutrition classes and seminars to all. I am just thrilled to be a part of such an amazing community!

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The kitchen just got a little sweeter. We welcome Bre Mangione as the Club’s new Pastry Chef for Luna Express and Polaris Grill. Bre’s been baking since she was a teen, working in a small bakery and eventually managing it. She then attended culinary school in Napa Valley, Calif., at the Culinary Institute of America, earning a degree in baking and pastry arts. But for Bre, it’s all about entremets. “They’re multilayer cakes that consist of at least three different flavors and five different textures. In my opinion, there is nothing more difficult than making a perfect entremet,” she said. “You need all of the components to complement each other while being easy to eat but complex to experience.” She relishes the complexity in crafting them, and the distinctive experience of eating them. “I’m always looking for something exciting to eat that gives food dimension, and there is no pastry that embodies that more.” And she has a few plans with her new position. “I am looking forward to refining the pastries and the members’ experience,” she said. “Don’t worry, I don’t want to take away the classics, but I do want to bring an upscale, fine dining experience to our guests, specifically in Polaris Grill— something that will surprise and intrigue them and make dessert a must-have.” So indulge your sweet tooth and try something new. Visit Polaris Grill to taste one of Bre’s creations; she’s willing to share. “I hope everyone can stop by for the dessert experience,” Bre said.

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Help us protect you and your valuables. The busy summer season is upon us, and with the warm weather, the Club experiences renewed levels of activity. Keeping the Bellevue Club safe for members, guests and their belongings is a team sport and we need your help to prevent criminal activity at the Club.

What we are doing:

• Scheduling parking lot monitors. • Improving check-in accountability at Club entrances. • Increasing awareness training for locker room attendants and other employees. • Intensifying loss prevention initiatives. • Improving member awareness.

What you can do:

• Lock up the possessions you bring to the Club.

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• Leave your valuables at home. • Pay attention to people around you. • Report any and all suspicious activity to a Club employee. Please do not leave valuables in your locker or in your car—leave them at home or lock them in the trunk before you get to the Club. Leaving anything unlocked, or leaving valuables out in the open, is an invitation to theft. And please, if you see suspicious activity, report it to a Club employee immediately. We are working directly with the Bellevue Police Department to heighten security awareness and visibility inside and outside the Club. Please help us in our efforts to keep you, your belongings, and your Club safe and secure.

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Vows with Vino June symbolically represents the beginning of wedding season. It’s a popular month for nuptials—although August is hot on its tails—and the weather may not be as big of a factor as some seem to think. Although in this area, the weather can make all the difference for an outdoor ceremony, some couples are choosing June because their ancestors did. Juno is the Roman goddess of marriage—and June is so named because of her influence. The Romans named the month after Juno in honor of her spirit, and chose to wed during this month for similar reasons. They believed that if they pledged themselves to each other during

one of June’s 30 days, they’d be showered with luck and good wishes from the Gods. In a less romantic interpretation, June also provided perfect timing. If a baby was conceived after the vows, it left the mom light enough come harvest season, so she could still perform manual labor. This idea is actually still popular around the world, where summer weddings are more prevalent than any other season. So if you’re hosting or attending a wedding this month, there’s a bottle of vino appropriate for the occasion. But if you’re bringing wine as a gift—or offering it as a refreshment—make sure it ties in with the location and/or time of the ceremony. Below are some of the most-common June wedding options, paired with a sweet finisher.

If the wedding is… Outdoors and Casual: Box wines get a bad reputation, but a casual, under-thesun affair is the perfect opportunity to

break it out. It’s inexpensive and makes for an easy cleanup. Plus, a lot of the box wines are environmentally friendly. Outdoors and Extravagant: I’d recommend Veueve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rose vintage Champagne. Simply put, this is amazing. Wow your guests, and spoil yourself.

If the “I Dos” happen in a… Church/Synagogue, or other House of Spirit: You can opt for a nonalcoholic wine, or a kosher wine. There are dozens of options out there. Visit your local wine shop and ask for a recommendation based on your specific requirements. Courthouse: Now, you’re most likely not “allowed” to bring alcohol into the building, but a toast on the steps can make for a great celebration. Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs come in cans—in a handy four-pack— straws included. It’s perfect for bride, groom, maid of honor and best man.

If the wedding is in… The Afternoon: Mimosas and sangria are a lighter option for less alcohol volume. Plus, the fresh, fruity taste is a great midday treat. The Evening: Pairing the wine with the food courses can make a world of a difference. Chefs and catering crews can help make suggestions.

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If it’s a… Destination Wedding: Stick with the theme. For instance, if the vows are in Hawaii, sample a pineapple wine. If it’s in France, grab a bottle of Champagne, of course!

If You’re… Eloping: On your way out of town, stop by a local wine shop (or winery) and pick up a variety of bottles. A bubbly or still, white, pink or red will make it as whimsical as the moment. Whether it’s for the sunshine, the God or the crops, there’s no denying that June is intrinsically tied to tying the knot. And wine? Well, it’s naturally bound to celebrations. Joyce Combs is the Purchasing Manager at the Bellevue Club.

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Worked at the BC: 1.25 years Funniest/strangest memory made at the Club: Taking a midday break to go snowboarding at Snoqualmie with my fellow trainers, Christen Tercek and Melanie Baker. We had a great day up on the mountain! Favorite part about my job: I have the most amazing clients, who really are so much more than clients. I also love how hard everyone is willing to work in my GPX classes. Favorite hobby: Weight lifting, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking. Three words to describe me: Joyful, strong and likable. Siblings: None, I am an only child.

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thomas and the chocolate factory Tom Clemente is living every child’s dream—eating chocolate daily, as part of his job. By Allyson Marrs


om has a sweet tooth. Tom is also surrounded by chocolate. It’s the perfect formula. Or perhaps, a perpetual temptation. But when prepared with careful attention to detail, chocolate doesn’t always have to be an indulgence. It can simply be delicious—and even nutritious. “Chocolate means a lot of things,” Tom said. “It’s very healthy and all about antioxidants.” Tom is the Vice President of TCHO chocolate (pronounced cho) based in San Francisco. The company even offers factory tours—no golden ticket required. Three to four days a week Tom shuttles between Bellevue and San Francisco’s Pier 17. Yeah, the chocolate is just that good.

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The reason? TCHO nurses its product—from bean to bar. Tom has an analogy for this concept. “If you have a child, you do everything from prenatal care to postnatal care, to infant feeding. Then it comes to kindergarten and you pick the best school and go from there. The other people say they don’t care about anything until kindergarten.” Tom says that most chocolate companies are re-melters—very Mr. Slugworthesque. This means that they buy liquor from other companies to mix and melt with their own formula. TCHO starts at the origin. A velvety-chocolate bar is the product of a thorough process. TCHO grows

the bean, ferments the bean, dries the bean, roasts the bean and then makes the chocolate couverture. Most companies start where TCHO ends. It’s similar to Starbucks’ process, which helped the small company of about 40 people catch the attention of the multibillion-dollar company, where Tom worked for 10 years. “(Starbucks) said ‘you’re punching above your weight class,’” Tom said, referring to their extensive eye for detail. But for the last two years, TCHO has partnered with the giant, providing Starbucks with their milk

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five Reflections Favorite Activity at the Club: Tennis Favorite Book: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. Favorite Dessert: Anything with chocolate. I’m a chocoholic. Personal Quirk: I like to keep things neat and tidy—overorganized. First Job: Delivered newspapers in Limestone, Maine, in the freezing cold, age 10.

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and dark chocolate bars and the sweet treats in their food trays. Tom’s only been on the TCHO team since August 2011, but he has already used his previous experience from Starbucks—where he signed deals to put the chain in grocery stores, the packaged coffee on the shelves and Tazo tea under Starbucks’ name—to propel TCHO forward. “My job is to help them take this great product and blow it out in the marketplace,” he said. “I take small, really great programs and help blow them up.” For him, it’s a project and mission he enjoys pushing—both for the taste and the farming process. From Madagascar to Peru to Ghana to Ecuador, TCHO sets up sustainable factories with dedicated growers, who help roast at origin, which keeps the product organic and fair trade. With this practice, the growers have an opportunity they rarely get: they taste the chocolate made from their beans, thanks to TCHO flavor labs. “It tastes so good to them. Sixty percent of the world’s chocolate comes from there, but they don’t usually taste it,” Tom said. And each bar contains the pure essence of the bean without additives, which is depicted in TCHO’s flavor wheel (chocolatey, citrus, fruity, floral, nutty and earthy). These are the natural notes in chocolate, depending on how the bean is roasted. From classic bars to chocolate-covered treats, TCHO is continually looking to update its list of goodies. “You have to innovate or die,” Tom said. “But you have to make sure an innovator doesn’t give too much,” Tom said, meaning that change doesn’t happen too quickly or drastically. “But instead, that he gives us enough that we continue to be interesting and new.” So before TCHO mass-markets a new product, they beta test it on customers who receive a sample in the mail and then share their tasting notes with the company. “We have educated customers. They give us feedback, and we’ll keep tweaking until we get the final formulation,” Tom said. “Most consumers aren’t coached on what they’re tasting, so they’ll know if they really like what they’re tasting.” Much like a fine Scotch, the taste of some forms of chocolate can take some getting used to. Recently, TCHO unveiled the 99%. These little bites are 99 percent cacao, without sugar to curb the bitterness. But Tom eats chocolate every day, so his palate has adapted to

the chocolate punch, and he prefers these above anything else. “When I was young, I used to drink Scotch. I only drank Scotch because when I went to a cocktail party, I could hold one cocktail the entire night,” he laughed. “It was so strong that I couldn’t drink it. Eventually, I started to enjoy it. Now, if I’m going to snack, I’ll snack on the 99%.” That one drop is strong and leaves a lingering taste long after it melts. It just takes some getting used to. Since there’s no sugar, it’s filled purely with antioxidant goodness. “We tell people that chocolate doesn’t have to be an indulgence. In fact, we think it should be a daily part of what you do,” Tom said. “Just one dark bar a day and you’ll get all those health benefits, and it tastes pretty darn good.” But, of course, there’s a technique. Tom recommends that when tasting a new chocolate to take it, bite it then chew it, or take a small piece and let it melt on

the tongue, which helps release the real flavor essence. He has a lot of reasons to love his job — he begins each day with a chocolate tasting. “In addition to loving to taste chocolate all the time, which I get to do, it’s working with these people who are so passionate and have such a great story. It’s a lot of fun,” he said. His wife Jane, 19-year-old daughter Rebecca and 14-year-old son Charlie get to enjoy the benefits as well, with their home never lacking in the sweet stuff. While TCHO keeps Tom traveling from home to San Francisco constantly (nothing new to the former “military brat” who attended six elementary schools in six years) his family and the Club—particularly, the tennis program—keep him anchored in Bellevue. Tom says that TCHO has big plans for expansion, currently focusing on key marketing places such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and yes, Seattle. No word yet on a chocolate waterfall. june 2012 |


Nullifying the Mulligan

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Learn the lingo and other basics, and get the best gadgets to sharpen your swing. By Allyson Marrs


t’s become the game of businesspeople. From the green to the fairway, the perfectly manicured grass makes for an ideal setting. Friendly competition and relaxing recreation is the name of the game. But when the game is played with the boss or

The Gear While practice is the surest way to turn a hobby into a skill, these gadgets will help too. For use at home between courses, and for use on the green, these accessories can help improve swing, accuracy and scoring. Laser Alignment Putting Trainer Golf and lasers. Still want further explanation? This pocket-size gadget uses laser technology to help you see when your putter is aligned perfectly. A small, L-shaped mirror attaches to the putter to reflect the beam from the module. A red dot indicates alignment, and continuous use may help trigger muscle memory for improved putting on the green. Average Price: $60

a potential client, more is at stake than a handicap. From terms to know before you tee and the etiquette you must master to look like a pro, these basics will get the most novice golfer started en route to a better game.

Backyard Driving Range Skip the drive to the course and spend more time practicing your drive in the backyard. This compact machine holds 150 balls and automatically places them on an included tee, which means less bending over and less back pain. Worried about pitching those balls straight into your neighbor’s backyard? Fear not! The machine also comes with a nylon net, complete with side panels to catch even the hardest-swung shots. Also included is a handheld tube to pick up stray balls. This miniature range allows you to hone your swing in the most convenient of ways. Average Price: $250 G-Clip This little tool is perfectly sized to clip onto your belt. It’s an unobtrusive four-inone device. It’s a ball marker, and has a ballmark repair tool and a tee. A stainless-steel divot tool folds out to aerate the green and repair any damage caused by an aggressive swing. The divot tool also doubles as a club

rest when stuck into the ground, so your handle always stays dry. Industrial-strength Velcro also keeps your glove securely in place. Best part? It’s recommended by nine out of 10 PGA Tour Partners Members. Average Price: $15 Callaway UPRO MX It’s a golf GPS. This device has a touchscreen and is the size of an average cell phone. You can preview upcoming holes on the more than 25,000 preloaded golf courses, and take an aerial tour of the hole before you swing. This helps you strategize your game, and convenient 200-, 150- and 100-yardage markers also appear on the screen. Smart view mode calculates your position on the course, and targets areas for your next shot. Average Price: $250 SensoGlove The stylish, white leather glove has a computer built in that constantly measures the pressure of your grip. The sensors then june 2012 |


provide detailed feedback to help correct the grip—maximizing optimal club head speed. Four small sensors are sewn into the glove, measuring your pressure during the address and the swing, which often varies. Once you find the best pressure, you can save it to the glove’s memory, helping improve your game and keep it consistent. The glove can be used for driving, chipping and putting. It’s sweat-proof, and no, it doesn’t need to be plugged in to function. Average Price: $90

The terms Courtesy of “The Oxford Press.” Away The player whose ball lies farthest from the hole is described as away. Back Nine The second nine holes of an 18-hole course. Banana A shot that is sliced off line, causing the ball flight to take the shape of a banana. Birdie A hole played in one under par.

SkyKap This voice and audio GPS device easily clips onto your visor, shirt collar or your golf cart. Essentially, it’s a golf pro, right in your ear, offering advice and warnings of hazardous greens. It’s voice activated by the golfer’s command, giving the distance to greens, waters and more. It’s made for golfers of any skill level, holds up to 2,000 courses and conforms to the United States Golf Association rulings. It hasn’t been shown to find the nearest refreshment cart—yet. Average Price: $300

PGA Tour Electronic Golf Scorecard Avoid any discrepancies and leave the pencils and paper at home. This device is small enough to hook onto your golf bag, key ring or belt loop, and the LCD display makes it easy to read. It can score up to four players simultaneously, and a sliding cover keeps it protected from the elements and stray golf balls. It’s battery operated, so keep extras on hand to avoid a mid-game freeze-up. Average Price: $15

Blind Hole A hole whose green is not visible from the tee.

Mulligan An additional shot taken, usually on the first tee after the first shot goes out of bounds, into the trees or into the water. No stroke is charged.

Bogey A hole played one over par. Double Eagle A hole played in three strokes less than par. Fairway The mowed area between the tee and the green Handicap An allocation of one or more strokes that allows one player to be competitive with another player of greater skill. Knee-Knocker A short, but easily missable putt.

Par The number of strokes assigned to a hole. Relief A situation in which a player may move the ball without penalty. Shank A shot that hits off the edge of a club or the shaft and goes dead, left or right. Sweet Spot The place on the clubface that produces maximum accuracy and power.

the game of etiquette

tips from a pro

Courtesy of the Golf Channel • Don’t move, talk or stand close to the player who’s about to hit the ball. • Don’t hit your ball until the group ahead is out of the way. • Play without delay. • Invite faster groups to play through.

• Replace divots. • Don’t step on the line of another player’s putt. • Don’t drop clubs on the putting green. • Replace the flagstick carefully. • During the round, ask advice only from your partner or caddie—never from another player. • Put an identification mark on your ball. • Play the ball where it lies. The basics build the foundation. Golf is a sport, and like every sport, it takes time and practice to master it. Follow the etiquette and heed specific rules. Just make sure to leave the hat with the furry ball at home.


e’s taught players who have gone on to be victorious at the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Nationwide tours. Steve Wozeniak is a PGA Director of Instruction in Bellevue, and has worked with players such as Jim Colbert, Emily Klein and Rocco Mediate, among others. Steve boasts a record of swinging with more than 300 PGA and LPGA golfers, and he’s all about ditching the nonsense before taking the swing. Below are his tips to perfecting the stroke.

If you can get in the simple positions shown here, you will have a lot of fun while playing this great game. Notice in the backswing picture that both elbows are pointing down to the ground. If the left elbow rolls out toward the bill of my cap, the club will get behind me while trapping my right side, and if the right elbow rolls out behind my back too much, the club gets across the line of flight and weakens the right side. Gently squeeze both elbows together until you feel your pecs and lats engage.

This is what a full release of the body, which releases the club, looks like. Notice how both elbows are facing the ground and the head, spine and body are all going to the target. Gently feel your pecs and lats engage in this position. All great players use their core muscles primarily while the arms and hands just hold onto the club and go for the ride. A fantastic drill would be to throw a medicine ball underhanded toward a target after getting into your position. This helps build muscle and muscle memory.

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Summer Noshing

Summer will be here soon, and the kids will be home demanding lots of yummy snacks and meals. There are plenty of great ways to keep your kids happy while introducing healthy eating habits. Plan fun outings to the farm and buy fresh produce there. Or, start a family garden that the kids can be involved with all summer. Having your own garden will also get the kids interested in learning how to prepare and cook veggies. You can also get in the habit of snacking on whole foods such as fruits and raw veggies. Lastly, make the switch to whole grains if you haven’t already, and make sure you’re a good food role model. —Wendy Caamano, Club Dietitian

June is Men’s Health Month!

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Alarming statistics show men’s health is at great risk. Research shows: • Men do not see physicians for a physical exam nearly as often as women. • Men are dying of top causes of death at higher rates than women. • Men are more likely to be uninsured than women. • About 30,000 men in the United States die each year from prostate cancer. —Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Summer and Skin Cancer Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in our country, but it’s one of the most preventable. The American Cancer Society recommends these sun-safe behaviors for all people, every day: • Limit the amount of time you spend in the direct sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. • Wear protective clothing when out in the sun. • Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher on all skin that isn’t covered. • Protect skin even on cool or cloudy days.

Deep Freeze

You may be missing out on a great opportunity. It’s there—in your freezer. At the end of a busy day, it can be hard to muster the energy and patience to make a hearty, healthy meal. Take one or two nights a week to prepare meals for the rest of the week. Let them cool before placing them in the freezer. For meats, poultry and fish, wrap them tightly in wax paper and then in foil, preventing the food from freezer burn. For prepared foods, like lasagna, freeze it in the container you plan to cook with, saving you a step later. —Paul Marks, Executive Chef

Nutrition Labels on Meat & Poultry

You may notice something about your meat or poultry the next time you buy groceries. A recent rule approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires nutrition labeling on major cuts of raw meat and poultry products. The labels list total calories, as well as fat information. You can also find information about protein, sodium, cholesterol and vitamins. —Overlake Hospital Medical Center

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Outdoor Pool Now Open! (Weather permitting)

We’re excited it’s finally that time of year; weather permitting, the outdoor pool is open! To make sure you, and everyone else enjoying the outdoor pool, have a refreshing, fun experience, please keep the following guidelines in mind. • Lap swim hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m., for adults only • Open swim hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. • The outdoor pool may close for inclement weather and temperatures below 65 degrees. Please check the members only website if you’re unsure. • Please shower before entering the pool. • For best results, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before entering the pool. • Reapply sunscreen often, approxi-

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mately every two to three hours, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. Apply sunscreen out of the water, and if you’re using a spray, please step away from crowded areas. Make sure children requiring diapers are wearing plastic pants with elastic bands. Wait 20 to 30 minutes after eating before swimming. Please remember the lifeguards are in charge at all times—we are here to keep everyone safe! Use U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets only. No water wings, progressive back floats (foam blocks stacked behind the child’s back), inflatable mattresses or similar flotation devices.  A responsible adult must be in the water within arm’s reach at all times of a child wearing a life jacket, or a child age 5 and younger.  Kickboards, pull buoys and Bellevue Club flippers are for lap swim only. No glass or alcohol on the pool deck. Remember that all other pool and whirlpool rules apply at all times.

Splash Serves Poolside

Starting this month, Splash will be dishing out while you lay out. That’s right—poolside service will be available, weather permitting. Servers will make the rounds, offering a limited menu for guests— sorry, no alcohol. Food must stay behind the deck drain and is not allowed in the pool. If you have any questions about this new service, rules or policies, please don’t hesitate to ask Club personnel. So skip the trek back inside, enjoy your burger outside and soak up the sun while it lasts.

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The truth about burning calories By Sue Matyas, Fitness Director People like to know how many calories they burn while they exercise. With the newest technology, there are apps for your phone, built-in calorie calculators on machines and even nutrition logs that list calories by activities. But how are the calories really getting determined? Let’s start with cardio equipment. Treadmills, ellipticals and bikes tend to overestimate calories burned—sometimes by up to 30 percent. Newer equipment has improved these stats because more personal data is keyed in—questions like age and weight, but this input is standard data for an average person. Calorie calculators for phone apps and nutrition logs with exercise-calorie predictors are similar in their flaws. Use these merely as a guide. It’s best to lean toward the lowercalorie burn than the higher when using one of these tools. A safe rule of thumb would be to enter 25 percent less time than you actually exercised, or if there is

an option for intensity (very hard, moderate or easy) choose the option below what you believe your workout qualified as. There are multiple factors in determining calories burned during a workout, which makes it difficult to accurately analyze. Body Composition/Gender: Muscle burns more calories per minute than fat. Take two people, both weighing 170 pounds, exercising on identical pieces of equipment, at the same rates and levels. One is a man who has 14 percent body fat (approximately 24 pounds of fat and 146 pounds of lean mass). The other is a woman who has 34 percent body fat (approximately 58 pounds of fat and 112 pounds of lean mass). The leaner (more muscle mass) individual will burn more calories doing the same workout. Very much like an SUV that weighs more than a compact car, when they travel the same distance, at the same speed, the SUV will burn more fuel. Metabolic Rate and Age: As we age, our metabolism slows down. Regardless, metabolic rate is different for every individual. Fitness Levels: The more fit a person is, the more calories he or she will burn during exercise. This will vary between people of the same height, weight, gender and age.

Intensity: Interval work can increase calorie burn. Doing one to two minutes of higher-intensity exercise and then five minutes of moderate exercise burns more calories. Sickness and Dehydration: The amount of calories burned can also be affected by our hydration and current state of health.  To get an accurate calorie count for your workout, the best thing you can do is get an Active Metabolic Test and buy a heart-rate monitor. During the test, you wear a comfortable mask while exercising, which analyzes how well you utilize oxygen during exercise at different heart rates. This provides data that reveals how many calories you burn at different rates. You can purchase a heart-rate monitor from our Wellness Department, online or at most sports stores. Another great way to burn calories efficiently is to have one of the Club’s Cardio Coaches design your workouts based on the Active Metabolic Rate test data. Annelise Digiacomo or Rusty Pruden can make sure your workouts accomplish what you are looking for. The more data you can gather, the more accurate your calorie count. Bottom line, more likely than not, machines and apps will give you a false sense of calorie security.

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Making Time By Allyson Marrs Erica Weisfield is a college student and a personal trainer at Bellevue College. Her schedule is packed. “My goal for (Your Body Your Life) was to get into

the habit of eating healthy and making the right choices when it comes to food, but also getting into the habit of physical activity on a daily, or even weekly, basis,” she said. With her fitness background, Erica knew that eating right and getting physical activity often is a key to reducing stress—something she needed with her hectic days. But she wasn’t sure how to start this change. So she signed up for YBYL. Erica was nervous that she wouldn’t be able to maintain the diet—homework and snacking often go together—and that she wouldn’t find time for exercise. “I happened to be wrong,” she said. “Thankfully enough, throughout that first week, and still today, I have an amazing support team that knows what I am going through and trying to accomplish, so they helped out a ton!”

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It only took her a week to master better eating habits. “After that first week, other foods didn’t even sound appealing. Now I happen to be the worst person to take out to dinner or have around your dinner table since I’m so passionate about the nutrition side of it,” she said. One of the most important things Erica learned was to eat before she got a headache or stomachache from hunger, which happened often when she got caught up doing something else. “With just starting to change the times I ate, even if I wasn’t hungry, I have seen huge improvements on how easy certain homework assignments are, or even just getting through the day with having extra energy.” As a personal trainer, she’s even picked up some tricks, learning how to exercise multiple muscle groups at a time. The beginning was difficult, but when Erica started seeing results, it kept her motivated. “Once I got a scale for myself at home and got into the habit of weighing myself often, I started to really notice the changes, knowing that this is how I want to live my life.” Erica’s opting to enroll in continuing support, which is a great option for those who worry about leaving the confines of the program, but still need some flexibility. It’s a reminder of the habits learned in the program and a built-in support system, all in one. “I have had nothing but positive experiences from this program, and I’m sad that it is over,” she said. “The best lesson that I learned from this is that it definitely can make you feel like a new person and feel healthier. It turned what started out as a program or a diet, into a lifestyle.”

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Hit the Mat By Allyson Marrs Going into Pilates Mat (Mondays at 1:05 p.m. with Nancy) I had no idea what I’d be doing. I expected that the core might be the focus, and it would look something like yoga. Well, these thoughts were partially accurate. We jumped right into activity with 100 crunch pulses (I’m not sure if this is what they’re called, but this is what I’m dubbing them). It was a great way to get our heart rates up, and our abs primed for more work, which were tensed throughout the duration of the class. Nancy kept the class moving at a quick pace, which I enjoyed, preventing it from being too similar to yoga. Our abs were constantly engaged as we rocked onto our backs and back up, lifted our legs high to the ceiling and twisted to the sides, working the obliques as well. Pilates Mat did catch me off-guard with all of the legwork, but it was a welcome surprise. We did a variety of poses and exercises while lying on our sides. We lifted and pulsed, swung and circled, and pointed and flexed. In a semicontorted position, our inner thighs took the brunt of the beating. This was the one moment in class where I felt the urge to take an unscheduled break and give my poor thighs a chance to recover. But Nancy’s soothing tone and her various check-ins on each side of the room made me think otherwise. For me, some of the most effective exercises involved the hand weights. We, of course, used them for chest presses and

wingspan torture (when your arms are out straight, level with your shoulders) and these moves were magic: they made three-pound weights feel like 30. But we also used them with standing legwork, which helped with balance and added resistance. When multiple body parts are working during the same strength exercise, the pain comes quickly, and the sweat swiftly. We rowed while in a squat position, and gripped our weights tight as we pulsed dozens of times—first up ten, then down ten, then repeat. It hurt, but it wasn’t unbearable. I think that’s the best part about this class. Yes, some of the exercises are challenging. Yes, you have to work. But you don’t leave the class drained. It’s challenging, but not impossible. It’s doable, but not easy.

Also, for all of you novices out there, I would highly recommend this class. Some of the GPX classes move at a quick pace, and it can be hard to catch on if it’s your first time. This is not one of those classes. I recognized the “students” who frequent the class, but newbies like me didn’t exactly have neon signs above our heads. Nancy walks throughout the group while she’s giving instructions to help tweak your position if it’s not exact. She helped me when I was arching my back, thus straining it, and provided resistance during leg lifts. She’s very involved, and took time to moderate the moves and demonstrate them when necessary. If you only enjoy yoga occasionally, but find yourself needing something more, or you enjoy strength training, but get bored easily, Pilates Mat would be a great fit for your interests. It has a calming effect, and the instructors have muscles and gumby-like flexibility for a reason.

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There’s an awful lot of time lying around. Longer days stretch ahead, and for the kids, possibilities for fun, without a school schedule, are endless. But like any length of time with nothing to fill it, boredom sets in quickly. We don’t know what boredom means at the Club. With the onset of summer, our summer programs are back in full swing, with enough choices to make any child, or parent, giddy. We still have the favorites, but we’ve also added more options for the 9-to-16 age group. From flag football, soccer, volleyball, water-skiing and wakeboarding to basketball and karate, there are more than enough sport choices for your little one to try and start to love. Kids as young as 3 can get in on the fun, with the classes conveniently broken into age groups. For the younger swimmers in the family, the Aquatics Department is thrilled to introduce the Arc Jr. Guards program; preparing kids ages 9 to 13 for lifeguard training. In the class, they’ll learn CPR, basic first-aid skills and how to spot risky behavior, among other things. Another great camp for the tweens is the Triathlon Sports Camp. True to its name, trained coaches will teach the kids fundamental training habits in running, biking and swimming. There will be a focus on exercising safely, which will benefit the kids throughout their future sports interests. One of the best things about having such a bounty of classes (and an ample time frame to fit them all in) is if your kid wants to try more than one, many of the camps are repeated throughout the summer. So if they want to try Extreme Sports Camp the first session, then Squash Camp the second and Junior Tennis Camp after that, they can! And for the creative kiddos, there are Chess4Life, Drama, Music and Art camps. Summertime is about having fun, and when everything is carefully planned for you, fun is all there is to be had. To see a full listing of all the summer programs, check your Youth Activities Summer Planning Guide, or visit

re c re a t i o n

Winter basketball league champions


ongratulations to the champions of the Bellevue Club Winter Basketball Leagues. Legacy Group won the Open Division and the Iron Rangers took home the crown in our Over 40 Masters division. In the open division, Legacy Group pulled out a hard-fought win over the Washington Athletic Club. The final score was 94-83. Legacy Group was led by Ryan Symes with 18 points. Troy Chambers and Ryan Rourke also did damage with 17 points each. In the Masters Division, it was Iron Rangers handing Team Carr their second loss of the season with an impressive 82-66 victory. The Iron Rangers were led by Chuck Trufunovic and Eddie George who scored 29 and 23 point respectively. Top photo, l-r: Team Iron Rangers. Tim Woods, Eddie George, Chuck Trifunovic, Russ Barney, Mike Lawson. At left, l-r: Team Legacy Group. Chris Griggs, Justin White, Ryan Symes, Brent Williams, Chris Newell, Ryan Rourke, Elan Baumchen, Troy Chambers, Warren Wolcott.

Summer League is starting!

The Summer Member/ Guest League is open division for those 16 and older. All teams must have at least two BC members. Games begin Wednesday, June 27 and run Wednesday nights through Aug. 15, with no games the week of July 4. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 20. The cost is $650 per team plus an additional $25 per guest. To register, visit bellevue For more information, email

m i n g l e f-s t o p

Annual Father & Daughter Dance

For more photos of our handsome fathers and beautiful daughters, visit our Facebook page.

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Easter Brunch at the Bellevue Club

For more photos from the day, visit our Facebook page.

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cl a s ses & eve n t s

Upcoming Events Recreation Family Gym Night Friday, June 1 & 22, 5:30-8 p.m. Family Float-In Movie Night Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. Kids’ Night Out: Un-Birthday Party Friday, June 15, 6-9 p.m. $33/member

mingle Summer Social Bridge Begins Monday, June 4, 7:30-10 p.m., $27 (plus tax) Hiking in the Northwest Tuesday, June 5, 6-7:30 p.m., $5 FREE! King Tut Exhibit Talk Thursday, June 7, 6-7 p.m. Woodinville Wine Tour Friday, June 8, 3:30-6:30 p.m., $25 Dining Etiquette Thursday, June 14, 6-9 p.m., $40

Fitness Basics of Better Balance Workshop Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: Law 7 Purpose in Life Sunday, June 24, 4-5:30 p.m. $40/member or guest

Wine Trails in Polaris Grill Friday, June 15, 7-9:30 p.m., $25 FREE! Young Professionals Networking Wednesday, June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

FREE! Trivia Night in Cosmos Tuesday, June 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Flirting and Intimacy Class Wednesday, June 27, 7-9:30 p.m., $15

taste June Birthday Month in Polaris Grill Begins Friday, June 1

Ongoing programs For full lists of adult classes and events, pick up the latest copy of the Bellevue Club Connector or visit www.bellevue

Recreation FREE! Round-Robin Squash Thursdays, 6 p.m.

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Private/Semi-Private Squash Lessons with Ayub Khan Private Dance Lessons (all ages) Private Basketball Lessons (7+) Karate Club (7+) Guitar Lessons (9+)


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FREE! Inflatable Obstacle Course FREE! Water Runner Group Swim Lessons Private Swim Lessons Masters/Adult Fitness Swimming M-F noon-1 p.m.; T/Th 5:45-7 a.m., 9-10 a.m.; F 5:45-7 a.m.; Sa 7-8:30 a.m.

cl a s ses & eve n t s Blue Whales Swim Team Blue Whales Water Polo

TRX Total Body Circuit

For information and reservations for any Aquatics program, call 425.688.3223.

TRX/Kinesis Boot Camp

TRX Ab Blaster Pilates Mat Yobalates


Advanced Pilates Mat

Adult Group Lessons

Hot Yoga 26 Poses

Junior Group Lessons

Gentle Yoga

Mixed Doubles Night

Int./Adv. Vinyasa Yoga

Ladies’ Flights

Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga

Men’s Night

Meditation for Clarity

Ladies’ Night

Feldenkrais: Finding Flexibility Flex in the City

Junior Tennis Team


Junior USTA Program

Senior Kinesis Senior Conditioning

Fitness See a Group Personal Training or GPX and Conditioning Studio schedule (available at the Athletic Services Desk) for a full list of classes. TRX 101

Indoor Cycling Zumba B.O.S.U. CSI Water Aerobics Kids for Fitness

taste Half-Price Wine Night in Polaris Grill Tuesdays and Saturdays Taylor Shellfish in Polaris Grill, Splash, Comos Thursdays, lunch & dinner Cosmos Happy Hour Monday-Friday, 3:30-7 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close Little Italy Handmade Pasta in Splash Wednesdays, 4-9 p.m. Hat Trick Splash Special in Splash Daily, 11 a.m.-close Three small plates for $20 Sunday Family Fun Night Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Half-price wine and beer by the glass, half-price kids’ meal when eating with a parent. Music on the Splash Deck Fridays, June 1, 8, 15 and 29, 6-9 p.m. Dine al fresco poolside all summer long--and on most Friday nights, listen to music by Justin Froese.

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Ocean/lagoon/garden view. $190/night. 425.643.1805, ext. 14. www.kiahunapoipu

Four seasons villa, Kona, hawaii. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa at Hualalai Four Seasons. Ocean view, exquisitely furnished. All resort amenities included. Sandy, 206.230.5606. www.hual

Kihei, maui. Beach front 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condominium. Ground level. Steps out to 4 mile sandy beach. Maalaea Surf Resort. 425.653.7712.

Ho’olei villa, wailea, maui. Luxury 3 bedroom/3.5 bath villa managed by Grand Wailea Hotel. Ocean Views. Private master deck and bar. KAUAI, POIPU BEACH, kiahuna PLANTATION. 1 bedroom deluxe condo.

Kaanapali, maui. The Whaler. Deluxe ocean-view studio condo at this premier resort on Kaanapali Beach. All resort amenities included, except parking. 425.453.9731.

Paris. Chic 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment in 7th Arrondissement. Walk to Seine and Eiffel Tower. 206.328.0897. SUN VALLEY. Prospector condos in Warm Springs for rent. 2 bedroom/2.5 bathrooms; or 3 bedroom/3 bathrooms. Pool and tennis courts available. Call 1.800.303.5630.

DAVE’S PAINTING, INC. 25 years Eastside custom painting. Pressure washing driveways and patios. Free estimates. Owner present at all jobs. 425.747.2543. FAMILY DOCTOR. Compassionate and thorough Family Doctor located close to Microsoft. Jackline Joseph M.D. Same day appointments five days a week! Special interest in sports medicine, womens`s health and preventive care. Accepts all major insurance plan. For appointments call 425.746.2400. Triad wealth stewardship. Personalized Wealth Management serving the Puget Sound area for more than 25 years. We help our clients build a foundation to grow, manage and preserve their wealth. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary consultation and portfolio review. 425.455.6623.

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e d i t o r ’s p i ck s Long days soaking in the sun, poolside at the Club, just beg for a fantastic book to read. Whether you prefer a paperback or an iPad, here are ten books from a variety of genres and topics ready to take you on an adventure.

A Small Hotel 1Q84 Fall of A History Giants of the World in 100 Objects Lost In Shangri-La The Those Guys Have Marriage All The Fun The Night Plot Circus Someday This Will be Funny The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Haruki Murakami

by Robert Olen Butler

by Neil MacGregor

10 Su Re mm ad er s

by Ken Follett

by Mitchell Zuckoff

by Tom Shales, James Andrew Miller

by Jeffrey Eugenides

by Erin Morgenstern

by Lynne Tillman

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by Mark Seal

Reflections: June 2012  

The Community Magazine of the Bellevue Club.

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