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Inside the Diamond: Women Of Distinction Luncheon • Fight Night at the MAC Summer Fun at West • Good Fellowship Day 2013 Great Golf Opportunities • MAC Family APRIL Traditions


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All members are encouraged to visit the Downtown Clubhouse on May 2, to experience the excitement of MAC election night. Cast your vote, enjoy dinner and stick around for the announcement of the election results. There will be no mail-in voting, so make plans to attend the election festivities.

Women of Distinction Luncheon


Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of women members to the Club with one of the first female members, and keynote speaker, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, at the second Women of Distinction Luncheon.


16 Fight Night at the MAC 17 Summer Fun at West 18 Good Fellowship Day 19 Great Golf Opportunities 22 MAC Family Traditions


4 New Members 5 The President’s Column 6 Calendar 12 MAC Hospitality 13 From the GM’s Desk 14 Focus on Fitness 20 Athletics 23 Dining 24 Clubs Within the Club 26 Club News 30 Snapshots




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bouts were hard-fought at the MAC Boxing Championship in February. swimming records were broken on Good Fellowship Day by Andy Gleeson. MAC members were inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame on March 1. reciprocal golf courses will be available this season!

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New Members

Welcome, New MAC Members!

Anderson, Brian E. (Amanda): Belden Inc., 7733 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 800, St. Louis MO 63105, 314-854-8035; Res. 1009 Lay Rd., St. Louis MO 63124, 314-401-6494 Bahnak, Jason (Susanna): Abstrakt Marketing Group, 727 North 1st Street, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-880-7313; Res. 3503 Georgetowne Village Dr., Valley Park MO 63088, 314-780-9127 Brandt, Philip A. (Angie): AAIM Employers’ Assn., 1600 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 400, St. Louis MO 63144, 314-541-9874; Res. 7764 Ardmore, O’Fallon MO 63368, 314-541-9874 Brown, Kristen (Ben): Moneta Group, 100 S. Brentwood, Ste. 500, St. Louis MO 63105, 314-244-3355; Res. 3943 Delor Street, St. Louis MO 63116, 314-368-9340 Condon, Brian J. (Jami): Abstrakt Marketing Group, 727 North 1st Street, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-338-8804; Res. 985 Kirkham Ave., St. Louis MO 63122, 314-368-3017 Doehring, Mary D. (K. Christopher): Deloitte Tax LLP, 100 South 4th Street, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-641-4356; Res. 602 Pamela Lane, St. Louis MO 63122, 314-821-1342 Dunger, Mark S. (Kerry): ESCO Technologies, Inc., 9900A Clayton Rd., St. Louis MO 63124, 314-213-7249; Res. 33 Frontenac Estates Dr., St. Louis MO 63131, 314-983-0574

Golomski, Paul J. (Julie): Old Castle, 13555 Wellington Ctr. Circle Ste. 101, Gainesville VA 20155, 479-713-9150; Res. 426 Monaco Dr., St. Louis MO 63122, 314-698-2531 Grissom, Keith K. (Erica): Weiss Attorneys at Law, PC, 1015 Locust St., Ste 400, St. Louis MO 63101, 314-588-9500; Res. 1237 Cheshire Lane, St. Louis MO 63119, 314-550-3469 Jacobsen, Annette (John): IBM, 500 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis MO 63141, 314-252-4038; Res. 221 Way Ave., St. Louis MO 63122, 314-984-8189 Koenemann, Chris T. (Linda): Lockton Companies, #3 Cityplace Dr., #900, St. Louis MO 63141, 314-812-3202; Res. 41555 N. 107th Way, Scottsdale AZ 85262, 314-576-7536 Lanigan Jr., James (Mary [Liz]): First Bankers Banc, 1714 Deer Tracks Trail, St. Louis MO 63131, 314-726-1212; Res. 3 Kehrsboro Ct., Chesterfield MO 63005, 636-532-5537 McCarthy, Michael A. (Sheryl): TRRA of St. Louis, 415 South 18th Street, Ste. 200, St. Louis MO 63103, 314-539-4704; Res. 5612 Nantasket Ct., St. Louis MO 63128, 314-842-7202 Pennington, Lara: Queen of Peace Center, 325 N. Newstead, St. Louis MO 63108, 314-531-0511; Res. 5206 Bancroft Apt. 2E, St. Louis MO 63109, 314-922-5960 Scully, Ben P. (Kristen): Abstrakt Marketing Group, 727 North 1st Street, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-780-9160; Res. 268 Woodbourne, St. Louis MO 63105, 314-780-9160

Skornia, Kent S. (Alexandra [Andra]): Krilogy Financial, 600 Emerson Rd., Ste. 110, St. Louis MO 63141, 314-497-8390; Res. 600 Emerson Rd., Ste. 110, St. Louis MO 63141, 314-884-2801 Triska, Kelly A. (Roland): Gateway EDI, 501 N. Broadway 3rd Floor, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-802-6702; Res. 12111 Westwick, St. Louis MO 63127, 314-843-8707 Tumbarello, Edward A. (Noreen): M.E.T. Insurance, 805 Guenevere Ave., Ballwin MO 63011, 314-276-4671; Res. 805 Guenevere Ave., Ballwin MO 63011, 636-220-2479 White, Lauren A.: A-1 Lock Inc., 101 N. 4th Street, Springfield IL 62701; Res. 7300 Maple Ave., St. Louis MO 63143, 314-477-5149

Thanks to the following members for sponsoring new members to the Club. Matt Birk Donald Broughton David Glasser Frank Janoski Charlotte Martin Frank Mize John Moore John Pennington Robert Ross Scott Scully Chris & Lisa Suntrup Elle Todd Doug Walbert David P. Weiss

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REFER A NEW MEMBER, PLEASE CONTACT: Patti Cundiff (DT) at 314-539-4429 Julie Kueper (West) at 314-539-4408 Susan Tramelli-Bischoff (Outside Sales) at 314-660-207.

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If you have a child or grandchild who is approaching 25, encourage them to join the Club and reap the benefits of the Legacy Program. The Legacy Program gives a member’s children who have outgrown their family’s membership, at age 25, the ability to begin their own membership. The program dictates that any direct descendant of an active member in good standing with the Club does not have to pay an initiation fee when joining the Club. For resident members, this can mean a savings of up to $1,000. Many legacies that join the Club attribute their interest in the MAC to fond memories of childhood. With the legacy program, children are always exempt from initiation fees, no

matter their age. Also, their monthly dues and fees obligation are determined by their age and interests. “We have become the ultimate family Club—fully embracing all ages” said Julie Kueper, Membership Recruitment Executive. “It is wonderful to see a family of three generations participating in the wide variety of athletic, dining and social activities that are offered. The MAC is the perfect place for families to continue to spend time together.” If you are interested in the Legacy Program or would like more information, please contact Patti Cundiff in the Downtown membership office at 314-539-4429 or Julie Kueper in the West office at 314-539-4408.

President’s Column

President’s Column President Joel L. Karsten


here are two words that I am reminded of daily while talking with members and employees at our Club - Dedication and Passion. This last month’s events and the events coming up this spring have reminded me quite often… “Dedication and Passion” for the MAC is everywhere you look, at both of our fine locations. It is all around us. The recent Hall of Fame banquet honored members who showed their “Dedication and Passion” for the MAC by sharing their athletic talents over many years at the Club: Bob Gronemeyer (member since 1975), Tom O’Toole Jr. (1975), Tom O’Toole Sr. (1952) and Brian Rodgers (1995). You heard it from each of the inductees in their acceptance speeches that evening as they talked about all the memories and friendships they have shared in athletic competition, on and off the court. The 20th anniversary Hall of Fame members were recognized that night and a special thanks to fellow member Bob O’Loughlin for keeping us entertained and laughing as the banquet’s emcee. The 24th annual Employee Service Awards recognized Club employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, and those long-time employees celebrating special anniversaries at the MAC. I wish every member could attend this evening with the employees and see their “Dedication and Passion” for their jobs. It was a special evening and the employees look forward to qualifying for this event each year. I have had the privilege of working

with fellow “Dedicated and Passionate” Governors this year on the Board. Please thank your fellow members for giving of their time and talents to serve on the Board. We are a member owned Club and these individuals continue to amaze me with the value they bring to our Boardroom. The coming months will usher in the 100th Board of Governors at the MAC. Check out pages 8 - 11 of this magazine to learn more about this year’s Board candidates. Please plan to attend election day on Thursday, May 2 to support the next five Governors who will lead our Club. Not only is it a great day of camaraderie, it is a show of respect for those who have the time and talents to contribute to the betterment of our Club. Midway through our fiscal 2013 year, our Club is right on budget! More detailed financial report will be given at the Annual Business Meeting on May 9 at our West location, so please plan to attend and hear about our current financial performance and exciting plans for the future. Our departmental revenue continues to increase, with a 6% increase over this time period last fiscal year. It takes all of us and our “Dedication and Passion” for the MAC to realize our continued positive financial results, so thanks to everyone for your continued support of our Club! Now is the ideal time to start showing off your Club to family members, friends and business associates as spring approaches. I can tell you the St. Louis community is talking about the exciting things going


on at the MAC; I hear it every day from members and non-members. With more family activities, social events, exceptional food and improved dining and athletic amenities, it is an exciting time to belong to the MAC! All these items were heard loud and clear from you in the member survey last year and the Board and staff are responding. The improved amenities at the West location include new carpet, furniture and touch-ups to the Stan Musical Grill. The start of upgrades to the fitness area at West is well on its way and once completed, it will deliver much needed improvements with a new look, as the entire room will be repainted, have new signs, new logos; a new fitness check-in desk; new Nautilus circuit; new cable motion system that the MAC has previously never experienced; and new free weight equipment. The new pool furniture will be unveiled Memorial Day weekend when the pool opens. When it comes to “Dedication and Passion,” no sports fans can beat us Cardinal fans. Opening Day is around the corner, so make sure the MAC is your starting and ending destination throughout the upcoming baseball season. Your Club will help you avoid the crowds and parking hassles so you can better enjoy the game day experience. New this year, the Club will offer free round-trip shuttle service to Busch Stadium for every Cardinal home game. Park in the MAC garage, drop by the Jack Buck Grill for a bite to eat and head down to the game in the comfort of the MAC shuttle bus: That’s a winner! Stay connected to your Club, where camaraderie is experienced and relationships are forged.


TERM ENDS 2013 Gordon Bush Daniel Fusz Joel Karsten Christopher Michalak David P. Weiss

TERM ENDS 2014 John Bugh Mary Frontczak Terry K. Hammer Judith R. Hanses Troy W. Robertson

TERM ENDS 2015 Greg Beekman Kim DeMotte Dean Eggerding John M. Noce John D. Salter APRIL 2013







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MTS Whiskey Tasting

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MAC Golf Club Presents The First Tee Program

MAC Golf Club Presents The First Tee Program

MAC Golf Club Presents The First Tee Program

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Ballroom Dance Lessons

MAC Golf Season Kick-Off

Thursday, April 4 Join the Golf Club as the kick-off the 2013 season with featured speaker, 2013 Walker Cup Captain Jim Holtgrieve. 5:30 p.m. Free of Charge Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

April in Paris ~ An Evening of Elegant Dining • SOLD OUT

Sponsored by the Forever Young Club Saturday, April 13

Women of Distinction Luncheon

Friday, April 19 The second Women of Distinction Luncheon will feature one of the first female members, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, as the keynote speaker. 11:30 a.m. – Reception (Cash/Signature Bar) Noon - Luncheon 12:30 p.m. – Program $50, inclusive Downtown Clubhouse For reservations, call 314-539-4470. Credit cards are accepted.



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Women of Distinction Luncheon

Election Rooftop Party

Apollos Spring Concert

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Election Rooftop Happy Hour

Thursday, April 25 Mingle with fellow members while enjoying great drink specials. Bring a guest! 5 – 9 p.m. Free of Charge Downtown Clubhouse – Rooftop Reservations are not required.

Apollos Spring Show

Friday, April 26 The Apollos sing to celebrate the group’s 70th Anniversary. 6 p.m. - Cocktails (Cash/Signature bar with ticket seller) 7 p.m. - Dinner 8 p.m. – Program 9:15 p.m. - Afterglow and Dancing $34.95 Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

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Thursday, May 2 Be a part of the great MAC tradition! A complimentary buffet will be served from 5:30 – 8 p.m. See page 8 for more details.

Cinco de Mayo Grand Finale

Saturday, May 4 Festivities will include a full Mexican buffet, drink specials, margarita pitchers and live entertainment! See page 25 for more Cinco de Mayo details. 5 – 9 p.m. $30 Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4417 for reservations.

Italian Wine and Dinner Pairing Sponsored by the MAC Wine Society

Wednesday, May 8 Enjoy Italian cuisine paired with delicious Italian wines at the Downtown Clubhouse. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $50, inclusive for Wine Society members $60, inclusive for non-Wine Society members Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Birds and Bogies II

Thursday, May 9 9:30 a.m. – Shoot (50 Birds) 11:30 a.m. – Lunch at Strathalbyn Farms 1:30 p.m. - Golf Shotgun Start (9 holes) 4 p.m. – Cocktails by Signature $90 per person Strathalbyn Farms; WingHaven Country Club Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.









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Ballroom Dance Lessons

Mother’s Day Brunch


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Mother’s Day Brunch Downtown & West

Sunday, May 12 Take mom to the BEST brunch in St. Louis. Delicious menus will be available at both Clubhouses. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adults - $30.95 Children (Ages 4-12) - $13.95 Children 3 & Under - Gratis Downtown Clubhouse Downtown: Call 314-539-4470. West: Call 314-539-4441.

Father-Daughter Banquet

Wednesday, May 15 Fathers, daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters are all invited to this popular and traditional Club event. Call 314-539-4470 to reserve carriage rides in advance. (The cost is $10.) 5:30 p.m. – Carriage Rides and Photos 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Dancing Ages 12 & Older - $29.95 Ages 11 & Under - $23.95 Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Father Daughter Banquet

Rod & Gun Club Shoot



Rod & Gun Club Clay Shoot Championship

Friday, May 24 Everybody is welcome, from completely inexperienced shooters, to hunters, to competitive clay shooters. 1 p.m. – Registration Begins 1:30 p.m. – Clay Shoot 4 p.m. – Awards Ceremony $40, inclusive for R&G members $45, inclusive for non-R&G members St. Louis Skeet and Trap Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.

31 Ongoing CWC Meetings

The MAC offers many Clubs Within the Club (CWC) providing a variety of social opportunities for people who share common interests. Events sponsored by the CWC’s are open to the general membership and their guests. Apollos Mondays, 7 p.m. Downtown Bike, Run & Triathlon Thursdays 5:30 p.m. Downtown lub

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Forever Young Club Third Friday of the month 11:30 a.m., West

• Club events are subject to gratuity.

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Please call with your own reservation.

• For Jack Buck Grill reservations, call 314-539-4417.

• For dining reservations at West, call 314-539-4441.

Book Club Second Thursday of the month 5:30 p.m. West Business Development Group Third Thursday of the month 7:15 a.m. Downtown

• Reservations for events can be made

• No shows will be charged in full.

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Invitational Sanctioned Bridge Tuesday (2nd & 4th) 6:15 p.m. West Military History Club Fourth Tuesday of the month 11:30 a.m. Downtown Toastmasters Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Downtown

To join a CWC, or for more information, visit the MAC website ( or call 314-539-4402. APRIL 2013


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Downtown Clubhouse on May 2, to show Club spirit and experience the excitement of MAC election night. Cast your vote, enjoy dinner and stick around for the announcement of the election results. Remember, there will be no mail-in voting for this year’s election. So, make plans now to attend the election festivities.

Board of Governors Election Schedule Monday, April 22 Campaigning Begins Friday, April 26 Candidates meet and greet at West: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, April 29 Candidates meet and greet Downtown: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 Silent Voting 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Downtown Veterans Room - 4th Floor 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.: West

Bob Barnes

PERSONAL Address: 1056 Wellington Terrace, Town & Country Mo, 63017 Birth Date: January 22, 1939 Spouse & children’s names: Deborah (Matthey). Robert, Thomas, Kathryn, Matthey, Michael

BUSINESS Position: President & Owner Company: BCN Management Consulting Address: 1056 Wellington Terrace, Town & Country, Mo. 63017 Nature of Business: Organizational design, Process Management Systems, Strategic Planning EDUCATION Clayton High School DePauw University B.A. Economics Post Graduate: Northwestern University, Harvard Business School US Army War College, National Security Seminar


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MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Joined 2004 Activities: Apollo’s, Forever Young Club, Wall Street Table, MAC Tennis Team, Charitable Society for Children, Election Committee volunteer. COMMUNITY SERVICE • United States Marine Corps, Sergeant, 1961-1967 • Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout Award, Wood Badge, Silver Beaver Recipient. National Scout Jamboree Camp Chief, Area Vice President, Counsel Commissioner, Merit Badge Counselor, Troop Committeeman. • Current Board Memberships: President of the Missouri Colleges Fund, Sigma Chi Fraternity State Alumni Ambassador, Knolls Owners Association Trustee, Wellington Manor Trustee, Stuarts Investment Syndicate Past President • Past Board Memberships: Boy Scouts of America National Board, University Club Junior Board Junior Achievement Board Chairman, Boys & Girls Club III Century Education Foundation Secretary Treasure

Thursday, May 2 Polls open at the Downtown Clubhouse: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Gauntlet is open: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 - 6 p.m. A complimentary traditional buffet will be served from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Downtown Clubhouse. At 8 p.m. the results will be announced. Thursday, May 9 Annual Business meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the West Clubhouse.

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE Over 40 years of experience in field operations, including general corporate management and executive level responsibilities with International Paper Company, Weyerhaeuser, and Boise Cascade Corporation. Consultant, Oregon State Department of Education. Graduate instructor, Portland State University. President, Vice President Corporate Development; Fresh Ideas Food Service. Senior Vice President, Keystone Container Corporation. Experience in building high performance teams, and reducing administrative costs through process management systems. QUALIFICATIONS The MAC is a vital part of our St. Louis heritage. We are an athletic club, and a network of social and business relationships. As a second generation MAC member, I support the traditional family values that we embrace. As your Governor, I want to ensure the clubs longevity for the next generation of my family and yours. Both the downtown and west locations have excellent opportunities to support this objective.


Peter J. Dunne PERSONAL: Address: 870 White Rock St. Louis MO 63131 Spouse: Ellen Dunne Children: Sergei Dunne Nikolai Dunne Diana Dunne BUSINESS Pitzer Snodgrass P.C. Attorney at Law 100 South 4th Street, Suite 400 St. Louis MO 63102 EDUCATION St. Louis University High School 1974 St. Louis University A.B.1978 University of Missouri-Columbia J.D. 1983 MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Joined 1987 Diamond Club Member 2001

5th Floor Apollos 2011 Community: Member, St. Gerard Majella Parish Past President, Lawyers Association of St. Louis Past President, Small World Adoption Foundation of Missouri Board of Directors Adjunct Faculty Member, Webster University, Legal Studies Program Adjunct Faculty Member, St. Louis University Law School, Trial Advocacy Program American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President, Eastern Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter Volunteer Lawyer, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

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BUSINESS Position: Partner Company: G.S.&S. Inc. Address: 13588 Northwest Industrial Bridgeton, Missouri 63044 Nature of Business: G.S.&S. is a general contracting company specializing in commercial, industrial, bank and LEED construction. EDUCATION High School: DeSmet Jesuit High School University: Southwest Missouri State University

The Club’s future depends on attracting and keeping new members. I seek election to the Board of Governors to try to give something back to the Club that has given so much to me. It has been a pleasure to be a member of the MAC and it would be an honor and a privilege to serve the Club and its members as a Governor. Please support our Club and vote in this election. Thank you.

QUALIFICATIONS: I was introduced to the Club by my father. He was proud to be a member of the MAC and he passed that feeling of pride on to me. Over the years I have grown to appreciate more and more

Christopher J. Hyams

PERSONAL Name: Christopher J. Hyams Address: 512 Hickory Lane, St. Louis, MO. 63131 1/24/1969 Candace Charles, George

the many friendships I have made and the good times I have enjoyed at the MAC. My family and I regularly use the recreational, social and dining facilities of the Club. Through its history the MAC has been, and must remain, a vital part of the St. Louis social, professional and sports community.

MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Joined: 2009-Platinum since 2012 Activities: Extensive use of both fitness facilities, squash, dining, and social functions.

surround yourself with the business, philanthropic and civic leaders of St. Louis. I appreciate the members who introduced the MAC to me and my family.

ACTIVITIES/ COMMUNITY SERVICE 2009-present: MAC Rod and Gun Club Chairman 2009-present: Boy Scouts of America Charity Sporting Clays Tournament Committee 2012-present: MAC Membership Committee QUALIFICATIONS As a child, my friend’s father was a member of the MAC and I have great memories of coming downtown, playing basketball, racquetball, and enjoying all the club had to offer.

Spreading the virtues of membership at The MAC with others is what has inspired me to run for the Board. My wife, our sons, and I, consider the MAC part of our daily lives. Whether it’s workouts at West, swimming Downtown, tennis, squash, or shooting baskets with my boys, we have come to realize the immeasurable value of membership. The unforgettable times at swim lessons, Easter Brunch and Breakfast with Santa are irreplaceable. Everything I have experienced at the club on a business, social, and personal level is rewarding. I consider this opportunity to run for the Board the pinnacle of giving back to the MAC for all it has done for me and my family.

Years later, I knew I wanted to be a member of the best club in town. Since joining, I am continuously reminded there is no better place in town to

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Harold Kalde PERSONAL 248 McDonald, Webster, 63119 Birthdate: May 22 1947 Bride: Happily married to Joyce, 37 years BUSINESS Advance Sales, St Louis Crayon EDUCATION Webster High, CU Boulder MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB When we were in junior high school myself and friends came to the MAC and spent many a Saturday eating cheese burgers, swimming, and playing pool. When I first saw the sign in the gym “We do not stop playing because we are old, we grow old because we stop playing” it made a lifelong impression and I made the decision to join the MAC at the first opportunity. This sign went

missing for a few years but I am so glad to see it back. Mayor Jim Conway brought me into the Club in 1988; remember before swim suits? The idea was to play gin rummy but in those days the players had photographic memories and I learned my lesson shortly. But alas there were athletics, dining, and of course the bar, all of which I have enjoyed with many good friends over the years. I really enjoy swimming in the pool, possibly the best indoor in the whole US and I use it 2 or 3 times a week.

years ago, seeing the decline of US shoe manufacturing we acquired St Louis Crayon which imports industrial marking products from Asia and have tripled sales in that time. Because of over 40 years in business I feel I will be an asset to the financial well being of the club and seek your vote. I hope to become a director to insure the club carries on long into the future for many more generations to enjoy.

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE Advance Sales is the old family business as manufactures reps in the shoe industry selling leather and other shoe materials. Even as the shoe manufacturing base has moved to China we still enjoy a good business supplying the military boot contractors such as Belleville. Fifteen

Brent Kaniecki PERSONAL Address: 3568 HH Road, Waterloo, IL 62298 Born: January 15, 1973 Spouse: Jennifer Kaniecki Children: Hillary (12) and Jane (9) BUSINESS Director at Inflexion LLC (an affiliate of Anders) Business Consulting EDUCATION Wheeling Central Catholic (WV) B.S. in Business Administration, University of Dayton MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Member since 1997 Athletic Committee Chairman, Basketball Committee Nominating Committee Membership Committee 10

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COMMUNITY SERVICE St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Executive Board, KUTO (Kids Under Twenty One) University of Dayton Alumni Association QUALIFICATIONS Nearly 20 years of experience in business management and consulting, has been tasked with solving complex business problems – involving growth, marketing, finance, personnel and technology. Such challenges are consistent with the ones we face on a daily basis at the MAC. Works in a team environment every day, very similar to how the MAC Board functions. Coupled with a deeply rooted passion for the Missouri Athletic Club, these skill sets and energy can be a valuable asset to the leadership of the Club. Relocating to St. Louis almost 20 years ago, I knew close to basically no one in the area and was constantly on the prowl

for a good pickup basketball game. Recalling the exact quote from my coworker and friend, Jim Goessling, “I got somethin’ for ya”. So I walked into the MAC on a Friday morning at 5:30 AM – and my life was forever changed for the better. Since then, the MAC has grown to become the nerve center of my business functions, family events, friendships, fellowship and camaraderie. I walked in the door looking to do nothing but play some hoops. Sixteen years later, I got way more than I bargained for. As a governor, my objective would be to invest my experiences, energy and passion into the Club to help ensure that all members enjoy the same experience as I have.

PERSONAL Address: 6 Red Fox Rd. Belleville, IL Birthdate: February 7, 1957 Marital Status:

Widow-Malcolm Katt Stepsons: Jared/ Bryan BUSINESS Position: President Company: SBS Alliance Group LLC St. Louis, MO Nature of Business: Management/ Business/IT Consulting EDUCATION High School: Centralia (IL) Twp High School University: Murray State University: B.S. Education, Cum- Laude, Women’s Tennis Dyersburg State: Computer Science, High Honors COMMUNITY/SERVICE St. Matthew United Methodist Church American College of Sports Medicine

United States Professional Tennis Association: Teaching Professional High School Tennis Coach: • Althoff H.S. Girl’s (2010) • Gibault H.S. Boy’s & Girl’s (2011- Present) MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Joined 1997–Platinum Board of Governors: 2006-2009 2nd Vice President: 2008-2009 Athletic Committee – Chair Clubs within a Club – Chair Committees: Bylaws, House, Membership, Nominating Golf Club Women’s Initiative Group Tennis Exhibition Charity Fundraisers: 2008-2011 Toastmasters: 2006-2007 Activities: Tennis, Downtown-5th Floor Fitness, Lunch and Dinner Services, Jack Buck Grill, Club Events, Event Sponsor QUALIFICATIONS Throughout my 25+ year career in management consulting for firms such

as E&Y, Andersen Consulting and Price Waterhouse I was required to lead large projects and provide viable solutions for our client’s overall success. It was essential to their business that these large projects be managed to budget and that timelines not be allowed to slip. Our focus was to work with our client as a team, keeping their best interests at the forefront. If elected Governor, I will demonstrate this same philosophy and work ethic to the betterment of the MAC, focusing on the budget and helping to grow and retain its most cherished asset, our membership. I will strive to enhance our member’s experience with thoughtleadership, my past board and business experiences. Serving again as a Governor is a way for me to give back to a club that has given so much to me through the years. It would be a great honor and privilege to be re-elected as a MAC Governor for a second term and I appreciate your support.


Margaret May

Beau Reinberg PERSONAL 1620 Lucas Ave Unit 303 St. Louis MO, 63103 Spouse: Aaron 2 Children: Albert 4 and Hope 3 BUSINESS Chief Operating Officer and Partner The Atlas Companies 1232 Washington Ave, Ste. 300 St. Louis, MO 63103 EDUCATION St. Francis Borgia High School (Washington, Missouri) University of Missouri-Columbia MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Joined in 2005 Committees served on: Associates, Membership, Ethics and By-Laws, and Basketball leagues

QUALIFICATIONS Over the past 27 years, the Missouri Athletic Club and its members have greatly influenced every aspect of my life. I have had many memories including learning to swim at the downtown facility, judo lessons from Mr. Shin, father/ son banquets with my father, Gregg Reinberg (Emeritus Life Member), winning a NACAD national title, swimming lessons at the downtown facility with my son, Albert, and the father/daughter dance with my daughter, Hope. The club has always provided my family with not only a great place to exercise, compete, dine, and entertain, but, most importantly, a place where our family can spend time together and grow together.

and helping the club improve through both good and bad. I owe a tremendous amount of thanks to the MAC for the great memories and friendships I have cultivated over the years. A position on the board is one small way I can give back to the club that has given so much to my family and me. Lastly, I am looking forward to the opportunity to help the club continue its heritage of 1903 as not only a premier athletic and social venue, but a steward for community betterment.

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MAC Champions

Meet at the MAC

Champions of the Club are those who go above and beyond to fill the three Buckets (membership, rooms and catering), and help the MAC prosper. Each month, the Cherry Diamond will feature one of our many MAC Champions.

MAC Champion: Nick Bauer 1. How do you use the Club? I personally use the Club as my gym, where I work out and play basketball in the leagues. Our company, Empire Comfort Systems, uses the Club to host customers, sales reps and other visitors when they come in for plant tours, or training. 2. How did you get involved with recruiting new members? I try to recruit as many people as possible, mostly by word of mouth. 3. How many members have you recruited? Five or so. 4. How do you utilize the MAC catering department? We have our sales meeting every January at the Club, and we cater breakfast and lunch every day we are at The MAC. 5. How do you utilize the MAC overnight guest rooms? We use the overnight rooms for our sales meetings. Any time we bring in customers for a plant tour, interview a potential out-of-town employee, or when the reps come to visit the factory, they stay at the MAC.

The Missouri Athletic Club is an ideal destination for family reunions or any big celebration. The MAC has been an integral part of many members’ families for generations, making it a nostalgic and convenient venue to host your next family reunion! Family reunions can be tricky events to plan. Scheduling, logistics, and costs can make an event stressful instead of memorable. Hosting your family or high school reunion at the MAC may be the perfect way to avoid some of the potential reunionplanning pitfalls, so that you can focus on what really matters - mingling with relatives and making connections with family members, who you haven’t seen in years. Hosting Reunions at the MAC • Accommodations for groups from 10-500. • Overnight guest rooms for out-of-town guests. • The MAC’s professional event planners will make sure every detail is planned and executed flawlessly. • The culinary staff will deliver a dining experience to remember. Call Stephanie Leadlove, at 314-539-4470, to begin your Family Reunion planning, today!

920 S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105 314.725.8182 •

Diamonds for Every Occasion

Bob Beumer, MAC Member 12

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• Hearts on Fire, Lagos, Ritani, Verragio, Gregg Ruth & Christopher Designs • Official dealer for Tissot and Reactor watches • Expert fine jewelry and certified Swiss watch repair • Bob Beumer, past MAC governor, is a proud member of our staff

Hearts on Fire Elation Collection pendant

GM’s Column

From the General Manager’s Desk Wally Smith

Dear MAC Members – •Golf Program (Includes 5 Country Clubs) We now have 416 of your fellow •The Cherry Diamond Club Magazine members who have taken advantage and Roster of, and are enjoying the benefits of •Parking in MAC Downtown Garage the Platinum Partnership Membership (while using the Club) program. As I noted last month, the How does that help you? Well, any Platinum Partnership Membership current member may sponsor a new program is absolutely the best member as their Platinum Partner, membership program I have seen in my allowing both of you to enjoy lower dues 30-plus years in the Club world. Why? and Diamond Club benefits. There are a number of reasons that I’d Current members may form a Platinum like to share: Partnership by partnering with a new First, let me recap what the program is member or a resigned member (resigned and how it works: a minimum of six months), regardless of The Platinum Partnership is an easy age and across membership way for MAC members to enjoy all dues categories. the added benefits of Diamond Club Regardless of your current membership Membership and do that while enjoying category, you can participate and reduced dues month after month. You enjoy the Platinum benefits and value will each save dues dollars up to $1,200 derived therein. We have expanded this per year! opportunity to all. Resident, Associate, Two new members may join the Emeritus, Clergy, Non Resident and Jr. Club and form a Platinum Partnership, Resident Members can partner with a regardless of membership categories. new member and participate. In other Partners do not have to beAthletic in the same words, one of our Emeritus members can Missouri Club Platinum Partnership membership class. partner with a son or daughter, niece or Each Platinum Partnership nephew who is of Associate age, with The Platinum Partnership* is an easy way for MAC members toMember enjoy all the benefits of Diamond Club at reduced dues. That's up to $1,200 savings per year for both partners! will receive all Diamond Club privileges both enjoying the savings and benefits. andmember benefits. Now why do I like this so much? Any current may sponsor a new member as their Platinum Partner and enjoy lower dues. A Platinum Partnership will remain in effect as long as you both are members. Should a partner resign, the remaining partner Diamond ClubPartnership benefits include: First, the value of all these benefits at will resume regular dues. Platinum dues will be credited up to three months once a new partnership is formed. •Athletic/Fitness Fees (Monthly fee includes the Platinum Dues level is awesome. • Each Platinum Partnership Member will receive all Diamond Club privileges and benefits. one locker) Second, you have a great gift to give • The $90 quarterly Food & Beverage minimum will apply to each Platinum Partnership member. •Most Group Exercise Classes your friends and associates which • Two new members may to join the Club and form a Platinum Partnership, regardless of age and across membership categories. (All new memberships are subject to a one time initiation fee.) •Outdoor Pool is a partnership into the MAC, at a

tremendous value. Third, by everyone participating, our membership base will be as strong as it has ever been, generating the cash flow necessary to provide exceptional programming and exceptional facilities. Fourth, you have the opportunity to lower your own dues. Fifth, everyone becomes a member of our Membership Committee. And finally, it is not the “program diseur” or the “deal of the day” or the “special of this month,” rather it’s a transition of the membership dues structure, making the MAC extremely valuable for our members. So to summarize, you can offer this Platinum Partnership to a friend, get all the club’s benefits and save up to $100 per month as long as you and your partner are members. The MAC offers two Clubhouses, with a plethora of programing for both business and family, plus five local golf courses to play with our own tournaments and leagues, and the finest reciprocal clubs across the country and abroad. It’s the MAC on the move! It’s the best Club and Club value in St. Louis. Let your friends and associates know what’s happening at the MAC and find your partner this month! See you at the Club, ~Wally

• Current members may form a Platinum Partnership by partnering with a new member or a resigned member (resigned a minimum of 6 months), regardless of age and across membership dues categories.


MONTHLY DUES* Resident Diamond Club $395.75 (Ages 35 And Over)

Resident Platinum Partnership $295.75 (Ages 35 And Over)

Jr. Resident Diamond Club $273.25 (Ages 31-34)

Jr. Resident Platinum Partnership $173.25 (Ages 31-34)

Associate Diamond Club $121 (Ages 21-30)

Associate Platinum Partnership $100 (Ages 21-30)

Emeritus Life Diamond Club $282.25

Emeritus Life Platinum Partnership $182.75

Clergy Diamond Club $307.75

Clergy Platinum Partnership $207.75

Non Resident Diamond Club $244.50

Non Resident Platinum Partnership $144.50

Benefit Summary

A la Carte

Diamond Club

Platinum Partnership*




Outdoor Pool

$450 Annually



Golf Program (Includes 4 country clubs)

$300 Annually



Food & Beverage Minimum

$90 per quarter


$90 per quarter

Cherry Diamond Magazine and Roster

$39 Annually



Parking in the MAC Downtown Garage (while using the Club)

Hourly Fee



Athletic/Fitness Fee (Monthly fee includes one locker)

For More Information Contact: Patti Cundiff - 314-539-4429 Julie Kueper - 314-539-4408 MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB s 405 Washington Avenue, St. Louis MO s 1777 Des Peres Road, Town and Country MO

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West Massage Gets New Digs


ne of the massage rooms at West is being moved to an even better location! The new massage room will be located between the men’s and women’s locker rooms. This will allow members access straight to the showers and steam areas, and they will no longer have to dress and walk through the Club. The new massage room will have a spa-like feel, and help members stay relaxed longer after their massages. For members who prefer the existing massage rooms, one of the existing massage rooms in the Fitness Area will remain open for their convenience.

New Fitness Equipment at West


hanks to the contributions from January’s Gala and Auction, the West Fitness Department recently underwent a dazzling makeover. Members will soon notice new Nautilus circuit and Free Motion cable motion systems. The new equipment will allow members to exercise using the industry standards for efficacy and safety. The Free Motion equipment offers greater range of motion and limitless possibilities. The new Nautilus circuit offers increased opportunity to use the traditional circuit while maximizing fitness benefits. In addition, there have been upgrades to the West free weight area, and the Fitness Department has new flooring, a new fitness desk and a fresh coat of paint! Look for photos in May’s Cherry Diamond.

Club’s Top Swimmers Honored at Good Fellowship Day A group of MAC swimmers logged hundreds of miles in the Downtown pool throughout 2012. Their hard work and dedication were rewarded on Good Fellowship Day during a gathering on the pool deck. Swimmers log their laps each time they swim. The swimmer who completes the most laps in a month at the Downtown pool receives the honor of “Swimmer of the Month.” At the end of the year, one of the 12 monthly recipients is given the title of “Swimmer of the Year.” Each swimmer was awarded with a gift certificate for their accomplishments. Don Clooney was the 2012 swimmer of the year. He swam a total of 294.8 miles throughout the year. Even if you can’t log enough laps to get be a “swimmer of the month,” you can still be recognized. Any member can be an “honorary swimmer of the month” if you swim 20 or more days per month. Don Clooney, Jim McDonald, Andy Gleeson and Karl Holderle were awarded the “Honorary Swimmer of the Year” award.

MAC ‘s 2012 Swimmer of the Year, Don Clooney.

Swimmers of the Month

January: Dale Ross February: Roy Gray March: Brian Brungardt April: Don Clooney May: Andy Gleeson June: David Ware

July: Mark Levison August: David Nester September: Mary Boyle October: Karl Holderle November: Rick Lodewyck December: Pat Boyle

MAC Wins Great Lakes Swim! The MAC recently competed against Clubs from around the country to see which club’s members could swim the most laps in one month. The competition wrapped up at the end of February, and MAC members swam a total of 1,133,968 yards, which is 644.3 miles. The MAC earned first-place in the competition! Way to go MAC swimmers! The MAC will compete again next year, with a goal of 700 miles! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the laps for showing support for your Club. The results are as follows: Overall Yards Overall Miles

Missouri Athletic Club 1,133,968 644.3 Los Angeles Athletic Club 952,160 541.1 Union League Club of Chicago 650,496 369.6 The Boulevard Club 546,656 310.6 Milwaukee Athletic Club 322,080 183 The University Club of Chicago 228,448 129.8 14

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ave a pair of shoes that are in need of some TLC? Shoe shining and repair is offered at the Downtown Athletic Department and in the Downtown Barbershop. Shoes can be dropped off Downtown at the Athletic Department, weekdays from 4 a.m. - 5 p.m., or the Barbershop, weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. If you’re out West, shoes can be dropped off at the West Pro Shop to be sent Downtown for shines and repairs. Contact Don Cross at 314-539-4482 for more


Biggest Loser Shaping Up



Inspired by the hit television show the “Biggest Loser,” the MAC began hosting its own weight loss contest in January. This year, 10 members are participating at both Clubhouses. Included in the contest for each participant are health assessments, nutrition classes, as well as periodic weigh-ins. The winner of the contest will be the person who loses the most percent of body weight, not the most pounds. Fabulous prizes will be presented to the winners. This is truly a contest where everyone who participates is a winner. The contest participants are experiencing noticeable results. The competitive element of the contest and the spirit of camaraderie among the participants have served as great motivators. Read the May Cherry Diamond for final results.

Spring is Here!

The MAC Pro Shops are the perfect place to gear up for your spring and summer sports! The Pro Shops have all the Cardinals gear any fan needs to look their best on game day. The Downtown Pro Shop is also offering Nike Golf clubs, shoes, MAC logoed balls and bags. Custom Nike bags and clubs can be ordered by calling Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434.

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Fight Night at the MAC!


embers filled the Missouri Room once again for the annual MAC fight night. A long-standing tradition of cigars, drinks, and a delicious dinner gave way to the exciting bouts between some of St. Louis’ top amateur boxers. All in attendance shared another memorable experience at the MAC.

Ryan Pennington, Jeremy Jacobs, Gene Frederic, John Pennington and Ben Holley.

Governor Bugh gives out medals after a bout.

Darius Green and Mike Stegall.

Lori Remas announces Round 3!

Governors Terry Hammer, John Bugh and Kim DeMotte.

The Class of 2013 Inducted Into MAC Hall of Fame


he MAC recently inducted some of its most distinguished athletes into the Club’s Athletic Hall of Fame. A dinner was held in their honor in the Missouri Room on Friday, March 1. The new members of the Hall of Fame are Bob Gronemeyer (Handball), Tom O’Toole, Jr. (Golf), Tom O’Toole, Sr. (Distinguished Service) and Brian Rodgers (Basketball). D. Scott Hunsaker, received the “Dan Barks Award.” Bob O’Loughlin served as the Master of Ceremonies and Sportscaster Frank Cusumano was the featured speaker at the banquet. The 2013 ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of the MAC Hall of Fame, and all prior inductees were honored. Portraits of each Hall of Famer are on permanent display in the Sportsman’s Club.

Tom O’Toole, Jr.


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Tom O’Toole, Sr., and Master of Ceremonies Bob O’Loughlin.

Bob Gronemeyer.

Brian Rodgers and Bob O’Loughlin.

Keep your kids active this summer with sports camps at the MAC.

Specialty camps allow your child to focus on a particular sport they are interested in either to improve their skills or learn something totally new. The West Clubhouse offers children, ages 5 – 18, the opportunity to sharpen their athletic skills through various camps. The Club’s summer clinics are led by expert instructors, who have competed, and coached at, high levels. The following are the youth specialty sports camps. For a complete list of details or for a registration form, refer to the MAC website (

Specialty Sports Camps:

• Soccer: Dates: June 10 – 14 (9 a.m. to Noon) • Basketball: July 8 – 12 (1 – 4 p.m.) • Baseball: June 10 – 14 (1 - 4 p.m.) July 15 - 19 (1 - 4 p.m.) • Golf: June 24 – 28 (9 a.m. - Noon) Ages 8 to 18 (Call Dave Schwent, 314-539-4467, for younger golf participants). July 15 -19 (9 a.m. - Noon) Ages 8 to 18 • Volleyball: June 24 - 27 Ages: 10-13 (10 a.m. - Noon); Ages: 14-18 (1 - 3 p.m.) July 22 – 25 Ages: 10-13 (10 - Noon); Ages: 14-18 (1- 3 p.m.) • Lacrosse Camp with Mike Donio: July 1, 2, 3, 5 (1 - 4 p.m.) • Flag Football: June 17 – 21 (1- 4 p.m.) July 29 – Aug. 2 (14 p.m.) • Tennis, Racquetball & Squash Camps: Various offered throughout summer.


Keep Your Kids Active with MAC Summer Sports Camps All specialty sports camps are $120 for members and $150 for non-members, with the exception of golf, which is $125 for members and $160 for non-members. Check the MAC website ( for additional camps throughout the season, and updated information.

Camp MAC

Camp MAC is the place to be during the summer. There are dozens of new and exciting activities for campers to participate in, so there is never a dull moment. Daily activities for campers, ages 5 - 12, include racquetball, soccer and tennis instruction with pros, free time in the pool and arts and crafts. Camp Weeks Offered: •June 3 - 7 Members Non-Member •June 10 - 14 Cost Cost •June 17 - 21 Full Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. •June 24 – 28 $179 $239 •July 1, 2, 3, 5 (4 Day Camp--Cost is prorated) Morning: 9 a.m. – Noon •July 8 - 12 $99 $129 •July 15 - 19 •July 22 - 26 Afternoon: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. •July/Aug. 29 - 2 $99 $129 •Aug. 5 - 9 •Aug. 12 - 16

PENGUIN Swim & Dive Teams Prepare for Season Summer is just around the corner, and the MAC Swim and Dive Teams are gearing up for another successful season in the West Clubhouse pool. The MAC offers one of the top youth swim and dive programs in the St. Louis area. The Penguins compete against other swim clubs. The coaching staff has a proven track record of helping young swimmers and divers dramatically improve their performance. Registration for the Swim and Dive Teams will be held at West in the Poolside Café on Thursday, April 18, from 4 - 6 p.m. Registration will not be taken over the phone, so attendance to the registration event is encouraged. Help your children prepare for the upcoming swim season at the Spring Warm-Up.

This year’s Warm-up will be on Saturdays, April 13 - May 18 at the Downtown Clubhouse from 10 - 11 a.m. The cost for the Warm-up is $25. Contact Larry Jackson at 314-539-4463 for further information and to register. Each year, the MAC also offers a Youth Learn-to-Swim Clinic for children, ages 4-8. The clinic is for beginner swimmers and is instructed by MAC Swim Coach Lauren Fonseca and staff. Swimmers will become comfortable in the water and learn floating and breathing techniques. This year’s clinic will be held on Saturdays, April 13 - May 18, from 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. at the Downtown Clubhouse. The cost is $50 per child, and space is limited. To reserve a spot in the clinic, contact Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434 APRIL 2013


Good Fellowship Day

Birds Back in Action

New this year, the MAC will offer a Free ROUND-TRIP shuttle ride for every home game! The Cardinals take the field at Busch Stadium on Monday, April 8, for the home opener. With yet another post-season run last year, Cardinals fans are anticipating an exciting season. Make the MAC your pre- and post-game destination for every Cardinals home game. On opening day, the Sportsman’s Club will feature a ballpark buffet until 3 p.m. Fill up on your favorite baseball treats before heading to Busch. Throughout the season, visit the Jack Buck Grill for food

and beverages before and after the game. Be watching for drink and appetizer specials in the Grill.

Opening Day • April 8th!

• Ballpark Buffet ‘til 3 p.m. • Pick you up after the game • Round-Trips ALL Season • Jack Buck Grill open before and after ALL games for dinner and drinks.

Need Cards Gear?

If you need some Cardinals gear to show your team support, the MAC Pro Shop has shirts, hats and more. A new selection of merchandise is now available. Stop in and deck yourself out in red! *Note: Cards gear now available in both Pro Shops.


Food, Fun and Friendship at Good Fellowship Day Chuck Roland, Bill Skaggs, Frank Bittner and Bob Croak reminisce in the Sportman’s Club.

Three generations of Good Fellowship: Jim Jr., Brendan, Jim Sr., and Ray Harter.

Gary Gossett competes in the rowing competition. 18

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Members, both old and young, gathered at the Downtown Clubhouse for the annual Good Fellowship Day party. Celebrating camaraderie and a commitment to fitness, a variety of athletic events were held, followed by a delicious lunch in the Sportsman’s Club. Lunch wouldn’t be complete without all the cold beer members could drink. Andy Gleeson gets a scalp massage by Downtown Barbershop On the courts, the Club’s basketball players put on an exhibition game. Stylist Alisa McCulley, and Squash, handball and racquetball players competed in matches. Mike Fleming a manicure by Barbershop won the three-point contest, hitting seven out of 10 shots. Richard Joyce won Manicurist Dannelle Jennings. the closest-to-the-pin contest. His shot landed 10-feet from the pin. In the rowing competitions, members competed by age class. Mike Todd and Dustin Odham won the Under-40 class lightweight division, the 500-meter and the 2000-meter, respectively. In the 40-49 age group, Rob Wunderlich was the victor. Wunderlich also had the best times in each event for the day amongst all participants. Gene Frederic won the Under-40 class heavyweight division, and had the best times in each event. John Reichert won the 50-59 class lightweight division in the 500-meter competition. Governor John Noce and Gary Gossett won the 60-69 class heavyweight division, the 500-meter and the 2000-meter, respectively. Kenneth McKenna won the 70+ lightweight class division in the 500-meter. Duke Niedringhaus competes Andy Gleeson broke swimming records in the 25-yard freestyle, backstroke in the golf contest. and butterfly. Dave Senay held all three of these records until Gleeson broke them on Good Fellowship Day. Massage therapists gave free chair massages, personal trainers gave free health assessments and the ladies from the Barbershop gave complimentary scalp massages and mini-manicures. Members also participated in free fitness classes including spinning, yoga for all, boot camp and core class. Whether members were competing, working up a sweat or just cheering from the sidelines, everyone had a great day at the MAC. Spinning class participants working up a sweat!

North, south, east or west… it doesn’t matter where you live or work, chances are that you are near one of the private local golf clubs where MAC members receive special guest privileges. The lineup of courses will offer MAC golfers a challenging and enjoyable experience each time they hit the links. Diamond Club members immediately have access to the special golf privileges. If you are an A La Carte member, and would like to sign up for golf privileges, contact the Accounting Department at 314539-4432. The seasonal fee is $300. For a complete list of details and rates, visit the “Golf” page on the MAC website

Glen Echo Country Club • Phone: 314-383-1500 • Tee Times: 314-382-5780 •


MAC Swings Open Great Golf Opportunities Join the MAC Golf Club

The MAC Golf Club brings MAC members who enjoy playing golf together on a regular basis. MAC Golf Club members receive GHIN registration, prizes and additional league specials and $25 off of the first round of the Club Championship. League play will include Glen Echo, WingHaven, Fox Run, St. Clair and more. Annual dues are only $60. For more information about the MAC Golf Club, contact Chairperson Tim Powers, 314-922-8958 or

2013 Schedule May

Panther Creek Country Club • Phone: 217-546-4431 •

• Thursday, May 9 – Birds and Bogies II Event • Thursday, May 16 – MAC Golf Club Opener (Glen Echo CC) • May 21 – May 26 – Senior PGA Championship Volunteer Opportunity • Thursday, May 30 – League (Fox Run Golf Club)


WingHaven Country Club • Phone: 636-561-9464 •

• Thursday, June 13 – League (Glen Echo CC) – Ryder Cup – Match Play • Thursday, June 27 – League (WingHaven CC)


• Thursday, July 11 – League (St. Clair CC) • Thursday, July 25 – League (Glen Echo CC)


• Thursday, Aug. 8 – League (St. Clair CC) • Thursday, Aug. 22 – League (Glen Echo CC)

St. Clair Country Club


• Phone: 618-398-3402 •

*** Thursday, Sept. 12 – MAC Golf Club Championship (Glen Echo CC) • Thursday, Sept. 19 – League (WingHaven CC)

Save the Date Fisher House Golf Tournament & Dinner Auction Monday, June 3 Cardinal Creek at Scott Air Force Base 10 a.m. - Registration Golf Tournament 11a.m. - Lunch & Dinner Noon Auction - Shotgun Start Monday June 3, 2013 5 p.m. - Dinner and Auction Sponsorship Opportunities to Come $125/ Individual All proceeds to benefit our veterans and their families through the Fisher House. $500/ Foursome $50/ Individual Dinner and Auction only Sponsorship Opportunities to Come All proceeds to benefit our veterans and their families through the Fisher House. For Sponsorship Cardinal or Auction Creek Donations, or to register, at Scott Air Force Base contact Jim Sheets at 314-353-8000. 10:00 am Registration/ 11:00 am Lunch

Save the Date

Shotgun start at 12:00 pm Dinner and Auction at 5:00 pm $125/ Individual $500/ Foursome $50/ Individual Dinner and Auction only

MAC Golf Club Presents Youth Program

The Youth First Tee Life Skills Experience, a curriculum for teaching character education through specific life skills. First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

MAC West Sundays: April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. $10 per child Space is limited Call Katie Maurer 314-539-4402 for reservations.

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MAC SQUASH PROS INVITATIONAL APRIL 18 -20 Six squash pros from around the world will compete in an invitational squash event. Among those competing will be Todd Harrity, who currently attends Princeton University, and is the best ever collegiate player in history. He looks to be the best to compete on the International circuit. Also playing will be MAC pro Yago Cornes and Reed Whitney. Whitney will attend the Naval Academy in the fall and will play squash on their team.

TUESDAY NIGHT RACQUETBALL LEAGUES West hosts a racquetball league on Tuesday evenings. The group typically ends the night with a doubles match, and a visit to the bar in the Stan Musial Grill after playing. Even if members may not want to play at first, they are encouraged to watch others and see how they would match up against them. The league has all levels of players and a handicap. Racquetball League Tuesdays 7 – 9 p.m. West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4467 to register.

MAC squash pro Yago Cornes will compete in the event.


MAC squash hosted the singles club championships in mid-February. Below are the results of each match. Men’s Open - Sanford Scott defeated Tim Engelmeyer Men’s A - Tom Beattie defeated Chris Steuterman Men’s B - Nick Bahn defeated John Pennington

John Pennington and Nick Bahn after the men’s B singles club championship game. 20

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Men’s C - Jeff Buchek defeated Bruce Springer Men’s D - Charles Klehm defeated Jack Holekamp Women’s - Sally Scott defeated Verena Saunders

Chris Steuterman and Tom Beattie after the men’s A singles club championship game.

Athletics The MAC will send two basketball teams to the annual NACAD basketball tournament at the Fort Worth Club this year. The teams will compete in the A Division and AA (35+) Division. Go Team MAC!

2013 WINTER OPEN LEAGUE CHAMPS Winter Open League Winners: Brad Mills, Michael Lofton, Lucas Poelker, Capt. Drew Weckbach, Larry Drury, Brad Schmidt and Randy Nistler. Chris Louis (not pictured)

2013 WINTER OVER-40 LEAGUE CHAMPS Winter Over-40 League Winners: (Front Row) Dan Meckes, Gerry Burns and Alan Schneider – (Back Row) Brian Rodgers, John Cochran, Capt. Michael Hackett and Dan Moriarty.

Don’t foul out by missing the registration deadline for the summer basketball leagues, which tip off in June. The MAC basketball leagues are a lot of fun offering a great workout and camaraderie with fellow members. You don’t have to play like Dwayne Wade to join the leagues either. The Downtown Clubhouse will have an Open League on Tuesday evenings. On Thursday nights, the action shifts to the West Clubhouse for another Open League. There are no age

restrictions, and you are welcome to play in both leagues. Sign up through the Club website ( With the popularity of the leagues, you will want to reserve your spot now. Registration runs from Monday, April 22 through Monday, May 20, or until all the spots are filled. The fee for each league is $60.

PICKUP BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Downtown Mon., Tues., & Thurs.: 11:30 a.m. Fri.: 6:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.

West Wed.: 6 a.m. Thurs.: 11:45 a.m. Sat.: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Parent Celebrations

When you think back about all the things your mom has done for you in your life, it doesn’t seem fair that she is only celebrated and honored on one day. Make her one celebrated day extra special by treating her to a delicious brunch at the MAC. The Downtown and West Clubhouses will serve up the best brunches in town on Sunday, May 12. Mother’s Day brunch will feature a buffet decked out with savory entrées, fresh fruits and rich desserts. And kids, leave that extra dessert for mom today, she deserves it! Family photos will be taken at the Downtown Brunch, in the Art Lounge, by Kent Miller Photography. Let mom know she is number one by taking her to the MAC.

Since 1947, fathers and daughters have been getting dressed up, and attending the popular Father-Daughter Banquet at the MAC. This tradition has been giving fathers, daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters a special evening together for over 65 years! Father-Daughter Banquet • Downtown Wednesday, May 15 5:30 p.m. – Carriage Rides and Photos 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Dancing Ages 12 & Older - $29.95 Ages 11 & Under - $23.95 Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Make your dad feel like a King this Father’s Day. Treat him to a delicious brunch with the family at the West Clubhouse on Sunday, June 16. With multiple seatings, you can get in early or come later so dad can squeeze in that golf game or one of his other favorite activities. Seatings are available from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16 Seatings: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adults - $30.95 + gratuity Children (Ages 4-12) - $13.95 Children Under 3 – Gratis West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4490 for reservations 22

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Downtown Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 12 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adults - $30.95 + gratuity Children (Ages 4-12) - $13.95 Children 3 & Under - Gratis Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

West Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 12 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adults - $30.95 + gratuity Children (Ages 4-12) - $13.95 Children 3 & Under - Gratis West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4441 for reservations.

This Texas-inspired evening will include amazing beer specials and prizes for the best dressed. Jeans and cowboy attired are welcomed and encouraged! Chef Bart will be fixin’ up: Char-grilled Romaine Salad Grilled Kansas City Strip Smores Delight Saturday, April 20 5 – 9 p.m. $35 + gratuity Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4417 for reservations.

¡Olé! Celebrate a Week of Cinco de Mayo in the Jack Buck Grill Mexican cuisine, margarita pitchers and drink specials will be offered from Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 3. The Grand Finale of Cinco de Mayo week will be Saturday, May 4 in the Grill. The Saturday festivities will include a full Mexican buffet, drink specials, margarita pitchers and live entertainment! Cinco de Mayo Grand Finale Saturday, May 4 5 – 9 p.m. $30 + gratuity Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4417 for reservations.


Country Western Night in the Jack Buck Grill

From the Chef I am so honored to be a part the MAC family! What a great experience I’ve had so far at this storied institution. We powered through the holiday season and my crew did an incredible job. I’m really proud of them. We’ve made tons of strides in the right direction out West. We have world class new purveyors, a fresh fish program from Foley fish house out of Boston, a certified Angus and U.S.D.A. Prime beef program from Middendorf (a local St. Louis meat house), and many more to come. We have instituted new menus that are smaller, and more focused on making every item GREAT. In the future these menus will be larger and much more expansive, but right now we need to put emphasis on quality. I want our food to be the best in St. Louis in quality as well as selection! I am passionate about our members receiving and enjoying the Platinum level of food service. I encourage you to come out West, bring some friends, and try some of the new splendid things that are being created in the kitchen everyday. We have an exciting summer planned out by the pool. Darrin and I have planned lots of fun happy hours, dive-in events and our first annual “adult pool party.” I am truly excited about the Club and the great offerings and opportunities it provides. See you at the Club, Grant Higgs

West Clubhouse Executive Chef

The Sportman’s Club is offering a special buffet lineup in honor of Administrative Assistants Day on Wednesday, April 24. If you can’t make it on Administrative Assistant’s Day, don’t worry - the Sportsman’s has a special lineup for the whole week, including wraps and combination salads. Reservations are appreciated, and can be made by calling 314-539-4487.

Wine of the Month

Corporate, Business Transactions, Contracts, Real Estate, Employment and Litigation

David P. Weiss Attorney at Law

1015 Locust St.• Suite 400 • St. Louis, MO 63101 Phone: (314) 588-9500 Fax: (314) 588-9595

The April wine of the month is the Simi Chardonnay. This 2011 selection is composed of top quality fruit from Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Carneros growing regions, and is characterized by excellent balance, luscious fruit flavors and a long, elegant finish. Enjoy this wine at both Clubhouses for $9 per glass or $32 per bottle. Cheers!

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming CWC Events MTS Whiskey Tasting

Etiquette Bootcamp

Sample a variety of whiskeys provided by Heaven Hill distilleries. Bernie Lubbers will give an informative presentation on the whiskeys being tasted. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $30 + gratuity for MTS members $35 + gratuity for non-MTS members Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

The MAC is excited to offer our children’s etiquette classes in June, taught by MAC member Melenie Broyles, of Etiquette Saint Louis. The class is a fun way to learn about first impressions, speaking to adults, club behavior, table manners and more. The price includes lunch on the last day, which gives students an opportunity to practice their table manners. 10:30 a.m. - Noon $160 per student (Ages 5 -12) West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

Wednesday, April 10

Birds and Bogies II Thursday, May 9

The MAC Golf Club and the Rod and Gun Club are again teaming up to present “Birds and Bogies II,” a day of shooting and golf - Get two great sport outings with one unique, dual event! 9:30 a.m. – Shoot (50 Birds) 11:30 a.m. – Lunch at Strathalbyn Farms 1:30 p.m. - Golf Shotgun Start (9 holes) 4 p.m. – Cocktails by Signature $90 per person Strathalbyn Farms and WingHaven Country Club Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.

June 3 - 7

Spring is Here! It’s Time for a Rooftop Election Happy Hour! Thursday, April 25

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather from the MAC rooftop for the annual happy hour on Thursday, April 25 from 5 - 9 p.m. All members are invited to relax and socialize with your friends while enjoying the spectacular view of the city. Draft beers are $1.50, bottled beers $2 and well drinks $3. A special beer tasting will also take place. Don’t worry about reservations, and feel free to bring guests!


By: Liz Kroll, Vice President of Education at MAC Toastmasters

Your palms are sweaty. You can’t stop shaking and hyperventilating. You can’t keep your thoughts straight. Why are you in such a panic? You’re giving a presentation in the morning. Despite having one of the most beautiful PowerPoints anyone has ever seen, and spending five nights practicing your delivery to your bathroom mirror, you’re panicking. Why? All the bathroom practice in the world can’t compare to speaking before a group of people who are there to give you support and tips on improvement. Toastmasters can offer that, and much more. MAC Toastmasters is a group of professionals from a variety of industries, and walks of life, ranging from men and women in the growth phase of their careers to retirement and beyond. Members meet every week to build, improve and maintain their speaking skills. Want to sharpen your ability to quickly respond to a topic during a cocktail conversation or networking event? You can do that with “Table Topics,” where you will give a one to two-minute response to a randomly assigned topic. The Grammarian will attentively listen to you while you are speaking and note the “ums” and “ahs” and other areas to help you improve your ability to speak clearly, and effectively. Do you have that dreaded presentation coming up? Are you expected to be the employee or manager that can create and execute a presentation with only a few days’ (or just a few hours’) notice? Practice your speech at a meeting! Not only will you receive credit towards completing Toastmasters education goals, you’ll also be able to receive feedback from people who are there to offer encouragement, advice and support. For more information, please contact Bryan Schwarz at 314-304-7036 or 24

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Sponsored by the MAC Wine Society

Wednesday, May 8 Enjoy a five-course Italian dinner with Italian wine pairings at the Downtown Clubhouse. The evening will feature wines provided by Conexport and a wine presentation by Nicola Biscardo (pictured). Conexport Italy (Consortium for the export of prestigious Italian wines) was established in 1987 to promote internationally, a line of high quality Italian wines produced by selected estates from the most notable regions of Italy. The Consortium only associates with producers of proven consistent high quality and a solid reputation among their peers. Overnight guest rooms can be reserved by calling 314-231-7220. 6:30 – 9 p.m. $50, inclusive for Wine Society members $60, inclusive for non-Wine Society members Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

4th Annual Sporting Clays Championship

Shooting Open to all MAC Members and their Guests!

Friday, May 24 Every one is welcome, from completely inexperienced shooters, to hunters, to competitive clay shooters. Format is member/guest: The winning team will be the highest cumulative score out of 200 birds. Feel free to enter as a single or bring multiple guests. Price includes soft drinks during the day, beer, soft drinks and appetizers after the shooting, awards, 100 sporting clays, targets, instruction if desired, and some warm-up shooting. 1 p.m. – Registration Begins 1:30 p.m. – Clay Shoot Begins 4 – 5 p.m. – Awards, Appetizers and Refreshments $40, for R&G members $45, for non-R&G members St. Louis Skeet & Trap Call 314-539-4402 for reservations. Registration Deadline is Tuesday, May 21.

FYC Tackles Technology

Friday, April 19 Can’t tell an iPhone from an iPod from an iPad? Going to use Skype as soon as the grandkids show you how? Ready for an e-reader, but should it be Kindle or Nook? The Forever Young Club offers help when Sam Harris speaks on “Technology and Our Lives” on Friday, April 19, 11:30 a.m. at West. Holding a Masters of Science in Technology, Sam trains faculty at Maryville University about using technology effectively in the classroom.


Italian Wine and Dinner Pairing

11:30 a.m. West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

Apollos Celebrate 70th Anniversary Friday, April 26 Join the Apollos as they celebrate their 70th anniversary at the MAC. The group has been going strong since its founding in 1943. Apollos perform two dinner shows annually, in April and November. In December, they perform at both Breakfast with Santa events, as well as on a tour of area nursing homes. Their performance on Friday, April 26 is appropriately titled, “Celebrating Our 70th.” The Apollos will sing songs that reflect the diversity of popular musical tastes over the past several decades. Each song was chosen for its popularity in the birth year of an Apollo. Classic favorites such as “Ol’ Man River,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Amazing Grace” and “Oklahoma” will be on the program along with period pop tunes like “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “Kansas City,” plus modern-era songs like “Moondance” and “That’s What Friends Are For.” Music Director Marc Strathman will conduct the Apollos, along with a four-piece band, for this performance. 6 p.m. $34.95 + gratuity Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

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Club News

World Record Holding Racing Champion Rehabbing at MAC West “I know I’ll be running again one day. It’s not a matter of if, but when.” ~Gayle Stegmann

Gayle Stegmann training a mule for competition.

Gayle Stegmann is an accomplished marathon runner and is the current world-record holder for the Mule Marathon, 26.2 miles. She was seriously injured in October of last year after being thrown off of a mule that she was training. Upon her arrival at the hospital, she was diagnosed as an incomplete paraplegic, and was paralyzed from the waist down. Stegmann had lengthy hospital stays, surgeries and rehabilitation for her injuries. She has since worked extremely

Gayle using a pedal machine to regain muscle strength after the accident.

Gayle and Michael Stegmann at a physical therapy session.

hard to regain her lower body function. She has come far since her injury and can now workout on the elliptical machines and treadmills for an hour at a time. She works out at MAC West everyday that she is in St. Louis. She is working on complete form and is progressing well. “The employees at the MAC have been great” Stegmann said. “They have been cheering me on and supporting my progression into recovery.” Recently, Stegmann had a milestone

in her recovery. She was able to walk at 2.4 mph on a treadmill for five minutes, without having to hold on to the bars. “It was a breakthrough,” she said. Prior to her injuries, Stegmann competed in many high-level marathons and even qualified and competed in the U.S. Olympic trials in the Marathon. Her best marathon time was 2 hours and 40 minutes. “I know I’ll be running again one day. It’s not a matter of if, but when,” Stegmann said. “I have hope.”

Saturday, June 8 8 a.m. Registration 9 a.m. Walk Begins Downtown Clubhouse Register online at


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SAVE THE DATE Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Join the YWCA Metro St. Louis on Saturday, June 8 and Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Some of the toughest men in St. Louis will put on high heels and “walk a mile” to show their support for ending sexual violence. Downtown St. Louis may never be the same! The walk itself will be a light-hearted celebration of support, but the message behind the walk, ending sexual assault, is heartbreakingly serious. This is one way to get the conversation started. The Missouri Athletic Club is the start and end point for the walkers and supporters. Walk registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the walk 9 a.m. Register in advance online at Join Honorary Chair and former Rams great D’Marco Farr, and our media partners KTVI and Clear Channel, as we take a stand against sexual violence.

Club News

Second MAC Women of Distinction Luncheon Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of women members to the Club with one of the first female members and keynote speaker,

Jackie Joyner-Kersee,

at the second Women of Distinction Luncheon. This event is open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation.

Friday, April 19 11:30 a.m. – Reception (Cash/Signature Bar) Noon - Luncheon 12:30 p.m. – Program $50, inclusive Downtown Clubhouse

Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

H O N O R E E S Cindy Erickson She came to St. Louis with a history of uncommon success in national voluntary organizations. As the American Red Cross Chief Executive Officer – Greater St. Louis, she is responsible for activities in the city of St. Louis and 72 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois; one of the largest Red Cross organizations in the country. Meredith Knopp She serves as Vice -President of Programs with The Mission Continues, a national organization founded in St. Louis to assist post-9/11 veterans committed to continuing their public service. She was the behind-the-scenes lead agent in presenting the January 2012 Vice President and COO for Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis from November 2007 until June 30, 2011.

Debra A. Hollingsworth Rising through numerous management and staff positions, she serves as Regional Vice President-External Affairs for AT&T. Her oversight responsibilities include external affairs, the AT&T employee political action committee, community involvement, thirdparty relationships, AT&T Foundation grant and charitable giving programs for Missouri. Kimberly Ritter As Senior Account Manager at Nix Conference and Meeting Management, she became aware of sex trafficking in hotels. She helped create The Covering House, a place of refuge and restoration for girls in sexual trafficking and the Healing action Network (HAN), continuing to volunteer for both.

Amy Berg Throughout her seventeen year tenure with St. Louis based S.M. Wilson Construction company, she has helped grow revenues from $64 million in 1997 to more than $300 million today. It is no surprise that she became president of the company in 2012. Lieutenant General Kathleen M. Gainey, U.S. Army With 35 years as a U.S. Army Officer, she has held leadership and command positions across the globe. As the Deputy Commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, she oversees 150,000 military and civilian personnel responsible for coordinating deployment of all military forces and equipment worldwide.


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Jim Trotter is this month’s featured artist in the MAC Art Gallery at the Downtown Clubhouse.

Jim Trotter is this month’s featured artist in the MAC Art Gallery, at the Downtown Clubhouse. Trotter’s background is in photography. He pioneered the Gigapan imaging system, a robotic camera device which assists in creating extreme wide-angle images in high resolution. He also produces advertising photography, including architecture, products and portraits. He creates these

images using high-resolution cameras and Photoshop technology. Trotter has many galleries and businesses in the St. Louis area, and reproduces prints for artists. He recently produced a coffee table book titled, “The Best of St. Louis, 4th Edition.”

I f you are interested in purchasing any of Jim’s work that is displayed in the Art Gallery at the Downtown Clubhouse, please contact Linda Van de Riet at 314-539-4448.

Do you know everything your Club has to offer? The Summer 2013 Membership Guide and Program Book is available on the MAC website ( under the “About Us” tab in the “Communications” section. The Guide is a one-stop resource for all things MAC. There are descriptions of fitness classes and times, amenities, personal training, youth

programs, hours of operation and an in-depth profile of each sport and the pros that teach the classes. The Membership Guide and Program Book, just another way to stay connected to your Club.

Misso uri Ath letic C lub

Membership Guide and Program Book On-line

Membe rs Progra hip Guide & m Inform ation March - Augu



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Barbershop Buzz!

The ladies of the Downtown Barbershop, Alisa McCulley, Danelle Jennings and Judy Perotti, attended a hair conference in Chicago. 28

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or call Royce Vessell, MAC member direct at 573-518-4994

Do you have prop erty you would lik e to rent out for the summer, or some items around the house that other members may want to purcha se? Buy a classified ad in the Cherry Diamond, and reach the best customers arou nd, your fellow mem bers. Classified Ads: • $0.75 per word (A minimum of 15 w ords) • Only current MA C members can pl ac e classified ads in the Cherry Diam ond. INSTRUCTIONS Type your ad and email it to: jwilson Please include: 1) Your name 2) Club Number 3) The month(s) yo u want to run your ad

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Everyone Deserves a Good Night of Sleep and a Full Day of Wakefulness Dr. Oscar Schwartz and Advantage Sleep offer specialized care in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Sleep abnormalities may result from snoring, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, as well as narcolepsy. Dr. Oscar Schwartz Medical Director at Barnes Jewish Hospital West County Campus

DEADLINES th before the issue. GUIDELINES Ads may be placed by MAC members only, and are subject to approval . Real estate, busine ss services and other merchan dise must not be re presented by an agent, and must be for sale by owner only. The 1st of the mon

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MYRTLE BEACH Expansive 3-bedroom, 2-bath deluxe condo overlooking the 13th green of the International Club, across from pool and 10 minutes to beaches. Check out at or call Mike at 314-749-1588.


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Over 1000 Frames personally selected by owners. Including BCBG, KLIIK, FYSH and many more. (Valid only at Sunset Hills store)

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40% off Lenses and Frames for All MAC Members and Family- Every Day!

(Complete Rx Pair Required.)

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We own our business and want to earn your business!!!

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