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CHERRY DIAMOND What’s New at the MAC

Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 august 2012 CHERRY DIAMOND STAFF Publisher - Joel L. Karsten Director of Communications - James M. Wilson Art Director - Tabitha L. Wilson Communications Assistant - Kelly Barbour

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Let the MAC plan an elegant evening of dining and entertainment for you. Tickets are now available to the Broadway series shows at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The

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To advertise, call 314-539-4488 or e-mail: advertise@mac-stl.org The Cherry Diamond Vol. 106/No. 8 (UPSP: 102-560) is published monthly by the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63102 Tel. (314) 231-7220. Subscription, $39 per year, subject to sales tax. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT ST. LOUIS, MO. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Cherry Diamond, 405 Washington, Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102

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The MAC is bustling with new and exciting events this season! The events staff has rolled up their sleeves, gotten creative and ramped up the activities for the fall. Whether you’re a sports fan, love a good mystery or a cold beer, there’s an event for you.

Club has tickets to Les Misérables, Blue Man Group, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Book Of Mormon, War Horse, Million Dollar Quartet and Anything Goes.

FEATURES 15 16 17 18 25 27 28 30

The Bricks Are Coming Camp MAC 4th of July Fun Education Section 50 Year Party H.S. Soccer All-Star Games The MAC and the Olympic Games Tee It Up at the Golf Classic

Departments 4 5 6 11 12 13 23 24 29 31

New Members The President’s Column Calendar From the General Manager’s Desk Focus on Fitness Athletics Clubs Within the Club Dining What’s on the Web Snapshots

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MAC members are Platinum Partners. Members were inaugurated into the 50 year member club in 2012.

Broadway shows are part of the MAC’s premium theater package at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

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Spanish entrees will be featured at the Spanish Wine ‘Tasting and Tapas’ Evening.

New MAC events are happening in August and September.

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New Members

New Members

ACHTER, BOB C. (Renae): Emerson, 8100 West Florissant, St. Louis MO 63136, 314-533-5094; Res. 480 Twin Creek Rd., St. Louis MO 63141, 314-542-9456 BARABA, JENNIFER F.: Parkside Financial, 8112 Maryland Ave., St. Louis MO 63105, 314-2908600; Res. 7562 Hoover Ave., St. Louis MO 63117, 205-821-1408 BORAS, ROBERT J. (Amy): St. Louis Rams, One Rams Way, St. Louis MO 63045; Res. 130 Girard Place, St. Louis MO 63122, 847-2711006 BRENNAN, EWA L. (Joe): SSM Physicians, 1035 Bellevue Ave., St. Louis MO 63117, 314-9254715; Res. 1077 Hawkins Bend Dr., St. Louis MO 63026, 314-265-5547 BROWN, DAVID W. (Cathy): Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., 600 Washington, Ste. 2500, St. Louis MO 63101, 314-444-1341; Res. 47 Villa Coublay, St. Louis MO 63131, 314-569-2293 DRESSING, AL (Millie): Missouri Power Transmission, Inc., 3226 Blair Ave., St. Louis MO 63107, 314-421-0919; Res. 164 Blue Water Dr., O’Fallon MO 63366, 314-651-2466 DRESSING, CHAD (Maureen): Missouri Power Transmission, Inc., 3226 Blair Ave., St. Louis MO 63107, 314-421-0919; Res. 1658 Wild Cherry Park Dr., Fenton MO 63026, 636-8614584 DUCHARS, CAROLYN S. (Greg J.): St. Louis Pathology Assoc., 660 Office Parkway, St. Louis MO 63141, 314-251-1890; Res. 12851 Conway Rd., St. Louis MO 63141, 314-579-4171 DUNNE, GERALD M.: North Meramec Management, 15 N. Meramec, St. Louis MO 63105, 314-262-0226; Res. 7411 Oxford, St. Louis MO 63105, 314-757-1300 GRIFFIN, M. ERIC: E&J Gallo Winery, 600 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto CA 95354, 877-6879463; Res. 4931 Lindell Blvd., Apt. 704, St. Louis MO 63108, 913-579-4548 HAYDEN, BRIAN P. (Diane Scott): Brandview LLC, 440 Washington Ave., St. Louis MO 63108, 314-324-7555; Res. 6457 Scanlan, St. Louis MO 63139, 314-540-5988 HANSMANN, BRADLEY R. (Melissa): Brown & James, 1010 Market St., St. Louis MO 63101, 314-421-3400; Res. 12168 Belle Meade, St. Louis MO 63131, 314-822-5537 HOSTNIK JR., W. JOHN (Nikki): Essex Publishing Group, 14322 Clayton Rd., Ste. 206, St. Louis MO 63131, 314-627-0300; Res. 48 Brook Mill Lane, Town & Country MO 63017, 314-6061120 HOWARD, EMILY I. (Steven Gant): PGAV, 200 N. Broadway, Suite 1000, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-231-7318; Res. 2919 Milton Blvd., St. Louis MO 63104, 314-588-1056 INSCO, JEFFREY (Michelle): UPBrand Collaborative, 1220 Olive, Suite 220, St. Louis MO 63103, 314-694-4229; Res. 448 Clemens Ave., St. Louis MO 63122, 314-965-1333 KALINOWSKI, JEFFREY J. (Mary): Bryan Cave LLP, 211 N. Broadway, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-259-2949; Res. 1827 Sunny Dr., St. Louis MO 63122, 314-780-4085

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KANTZ, CHARLES W. (Melinda): Lighthouse Consulting, 585 Monroe Mill Dr., Ballwin MO 63011, 267-980-2681; Res. 585 Monroe Mill Dr., Ballwin MO 63011, 636-527-2658 KESKE, TODD A. (Lauren): Foam Supplies, Inc., 4387 N. Rider Trail, Earth City MO 63045, 314344-3330; Res. 285 River Valley Dr., Chesterfield MO 63017, 314-878-8138 LAKE, GREG (Mia): Apex Oil, 8235 Forsyth Blvd Ste 400, St. Louis MO 63105, 314-854-8383; Res. #13 Godwin Lane, St. Louis MO 63124, 314-395-6471 MAIER, LISA P. (Wells Cooper Wheeler): Emergency Consultants, Inc., N.A.; Res. 102 Ladue Aire Dr., St. Louis MO 63141, 314-4851533 MCGOWAN, SEAN P. (Britney): McGowan Brothers Development, 1314 Washington Ave. St. Louis MO 63103, 314-588-1170; Res. 1222 Lucas Ave., Ste. 500, St. Louis MO 63103, 314323-7326 MCGOWAN, WILLIAM (Cindy F. Teasdale): McGowan Brothers Development, 1314 Washington Ave. St. Louis MO 63103, 314-5881170; Res. 4647 Pershing Place, St. Louis MO 63108, 314-323-3432 MCKEAN, NATHAN G. (Jennifer): Breckenridge Material Co., P.O. Box 440459, St. Louis MO 63144, 314-962-1234; Res. 10 Deer Creek Woods, St. Louis MO 63124, 314-432-9517 MILLER, MARK D. (Nancy L. Weaver): Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, 14825 N. Outer 40, Chesterfield MO 63017, 314-336-2555; Res. 14 Brookwood Road, St. Louis MO 63131, 314394-0372 MUSSO, MARLA: Express Scripts, N.A.; Res. 319 Bill-Lou, Collinsville IL 62234, 618-344-1900 NEILL, THOMAS K. (Sara Grace): Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., 701 Market, Suite 800, St. Louis MO 63109, 314-241-5620; Res. 4718 Tamm Ave., St. Louis MO 63109, 314-566-2176 NIEMEYER, MARK R. (Heather): Onder Law Firm, 110 East Lockwood, St. Louis MO 63119, 314963-9000; Res. 49 Picardy Lane, St. Louis MO 63124, 314-963-9838 NOURI, SHANNON (Omar): Terminal Railroad Assn. of St. Louis, 415 S. 18th St., St. Louis MO 63103, 314-539-4705; Res. 2417 Guardian Ct., Arnold MO 63010, 636-296-3588 PRING, LINDA C.: DAS Acquisition Company, LLC, 12140 Woodcrest Executive Dr., St. Louis MO 63141, 314-628-2000; Res. 2163 Roselake Circle, St. Peters MO 63376, 314-369-7333 QUINN, JUSTIN K. (Tanya): U.S. Navy, 10180 Lambert Intl. Blvd., St. Louis MO 63134, 314263-2100; Res. 901 Washington Ave., Unit 704, St. Louis MO 63101, 860-463-6985 RAMES, DOUG R.: Tosa Medical, 314-623-0593; Res. 1320 Litzsinger Woods, St. Louis MO 63124, 314-968-7319 RODERICK, THOMAS K. (Susan): OPC, 400 4th Street #2115, St. Louis MO 63102, 407-5908160; Res. 5417 Brookline Dr., Orlando FL 32819, 407-590-8160 RUIZ, JULIO I.: EASI Consult, LLC, 3727 Three Oaks Lane, Ste. 203, St. Louis MO 63044,314209-9495; Res. 4500 Olive Street, Apt. C, St. Louis MO 63108, 901-359-5092 SCHUKAR, DOUGLAS (Laura): DAS Acquisition Company, LLC, 12140 Woodcrest Executive Dr., St. Louis MO 63141,314-628-2000; Res. 24 Westwood, St. Louis MO 63131, N.A.

SHOCKLEE, CLINTON P. (Mallory): Tri-Rinse, Inc. 1402 S. 2nd St., St. Louis MO 63104,314-6478338; Res. 401 West Gate Ave., St. Louis MO 63130, 314-223-9370 SHOCKLEE, ROBERT M.: Tri-Rinse, Inc., 1402 S. 2nd St., St. Louis MO 63104,314-647-8538; Res. 2002 Senate St., Apt. B, St. Louis MO 63118, 314-805-5125 SLUKA, MEGHAN M. (Mark Mueller): Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1400 U.S. 61, Festus MO 63028,636-933-1623; Res. 1501 Locust St., #1201, St. Louis MO 63103, 859-466-2123 SNAPP, GREGORY (Marian): Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Rd., St. Louis MO 63131,314-5155060; Res. 12803 Topping Acres, St. Louis MO 63131,314-821-0090 THOMPSON, EDITH DYAS (Chris): Res. 996 Glenmoor Ave., St. Louis MO 63122, 314-8210605 TODD, STEPHANIE L.: DAS Acquisition Company, LLC, 12140 Woodcrest Executive Dr., St. Louis MO 63141, 314-628-2074; Res. 210 Derek Dr., Hawk Point MO 63349, 636-290-4199 TRAVIS, MICHAEL P.: Michael Travis DDS, 1645 N. New Florissant, Florissant MO 63033, 314838-3033; Res. 4931 Lindell Blvd., Apt 704, St. Louis MO 63108, 314-452-4123 TYNES, ROBERT (Julie): Gratry & Company LLC, 20600 Chagrin Blvd. #320, Shaker Heights OH 44120, 216-283-8423; Res. 42 Chaminade Drive, St. Louis MO 63141, 847-615-8313 WILSON, PETER S. (Kelly): Lashback, 555 Washington Ave., Ste. 400, St. Louis MO 63101,800-434-1994; Res. 4269 Hermitage Dr., Ellicott City, MD 21042, 410-465-4405 WOOD, KIMBERLY D. (Freeman): Mercer Investments, 701 Market St., #1100, St. Louis MO 63101, 314-982-5798; Res. 4468 Maryland Ave., St. Louis MO 63108, 312-371-5711

Thanks to the following members for sponsoring new members to the Club. Thomas Albus Keith Barket Greg Beekman Tom Dunn Ryan Freeman Mary Frontczak Howell Gaines Robert Gassoff John Hartwig Barth Holohan Chris Hyams Joel Karsten Cole Kelley Brad Kocher Mike Konzen Seamus McGowan Timothy McGowan

Dan & Jill McNeive Catherine A. Neill Carole & Sturla Olsen Chris & Dottie Patritti John Pennington John Reichert Troy Robertston Alyson Schoedel Dr. Scodary Kristen Shanahan Tim Shocklee Kyle Shoff Bill Simpson Katie & Brian Westre Jonathan Williams Steve & Kerri Williamson

If you would like to refer a new member, please contact Patti Cundiff (Downtown) in the Membership Office at 314-539-4429 or Julie Kueper (West) at 314-539-4408.


President’s Column

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ecently, my wife Kerrie and I had the pleasure of attending the Club’s 50 Year Party. The annual event honors those members who have been members of the MAC for more than a half a century. Eleven new members joined the 50 Year Club this year, raising the total to 101! The fact that we have so much longevity in our membership ranks is another reminder of just how special our Club is, in the lives of our members. It is that type of dedication and commitment from so many people over the years that has built the MAC into a St. Louis institution since 1903. I enjoyed hearing stories and gaining insight into what has kept these members connected to the Club for so long. The camaraderie among the 50 Year Club members was on full display. It was exactly the type of event that Past President Jack Murphy would have enjoyed. The MAC community was saddened by the passing of Mr. Murphy earlier this summer. His love for our Club was evidenced by more than 50 years of membership, his service to the Board and his generous contribution to help kick start the MAC Preservation Foundation. It is fitting that our boardroom, where we hold our monthly meetings, is named after Jack Murphy because he embodied the spirit of the MAC. He recognized that as members of our great Club, we all share a responsibility to help preserve and grow the MAC for future generations to enjoy. There are several ways you can do this. First, you can support the MAC Preservation Foundation, which raises funds for essential improvements to the Downtown Clubhouse. Later this month, the MAC Golf Classic, chaired by Past

President Mark Belew, will be hosted by the Country Club at the Legends. Round up a threesome and hit the links for the Preservation Foundation. If you are not a golfer, you can still support the cause by attending the dinner and auction that night. Another opportunity to support the Preservation Foundation is through the Brick Program. You can purchase an attractive commemorative brick, similar to the bricks on display at Busch Stadium, to show support for your Club. The Preservation Foundation CoChairs Don Gunn, Gerry Ortbals and Kim Tucci, recently announced that the commemorative bricks will be on permanent display in the Art Gallery, located in the Downtown Clubhouse lobby. In the coming months, this area will showcase the members who have contributed to this important effort. Introducing our Club to friends, family and business associates is another wonderful way to strengthen the MAC. Led by Membership Committee CoChairpersons Mary Frontczak and Troy Robertson, I am pleased to report that the Platinum Partnership has helped improve our membership numbers and outperform our 2012 Fiscal Year Budget. More than 200 members have become Platinum partners and the number grows every day. Why are so many members becoming Platinum partners? It’s simple. Who doesn’t want lower dues and Diamond Club benefits. That is exactly what the Platinum partnership offers. The other reason that it has been a success is because it is easy. You don’t have to “sell” the Club to prospective members, the Club sells itself. Plus, your prospective member can now also enjoy lower dues

by becoming a Platinum partner. Of course prospective members need to be assisted through the process of joining the Club, but that is where our Club’s membership staff helps make it easy. Are you Platinum yet? The Board is currently working through the budgeting process for fiscal year 2013. Once completed, this will help give the Club a road map to assist the long range planning efforts for years to come. With pool season, sports camps, Fair St. Louis, the High School Soccer AllStar Games, the Race for the Cure and happy hours, it has been a busy summer at the Club. Before summer turns to fall, get out and enjoy the pool. Also, make plans to attend some of the great events that are approaching. While the dining and athletics here are outstanding, if that is all you are utilizing the MAC for, you are missing out on a big part of Club life. One of the themes that kept coming up in talking to the members of the 50 Year Club is the important role that the social aspects of the MAC have played in enriching their lives. There are several exciting new events featured in this month’s magazine. In addition to all of the wonderful traditional MAC events, the Club continues to explore new events to meet the interests and needs of our members. Get out and fully experience the MAC by attending a new event or trying one of the Club’s more than 50 amenities for the first time. Stay connected to your Club, where camaraderie is experienced and relationships are forged.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS JOEL KARSTEN - PRESIDENT DAVID P. WEISS - FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHER MICHALAK - SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT GORDON D. BUSH - TREASURER • DANIEL D. FUSZ - SECRETARY

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

Joel L. Karsten President

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Thursday, Aug. 9 Presentation by William K. “Billy” Busch and Brewmaster, complimentary first drink, hors d’hoeuvres and parking. 5:30-7 p.m. 6 p.m. - Presentation by William K. “Billy” Busch $25 per person, all inclusive MAC Downtown Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Tuesday, Aug. 21 & Tuesday, Sept. 18 Perfect your dance moves with lessons by professional instructor Lucy Fitzgerald. 6:30-9 p.m. $15, inclusive pp Dance Club members $17.50, inclusive pp non-Dance Club members Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.

Downtown Happy Hour

Friday, Aug. 24 Come Downtown and enjoy great drink specials in the Jack Buck Grill. 5:30-8 p.m. Drink Specials $1.50 Draft Beer, $2 Bottles, $3 Wells

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Dive-In Movie

Friday Aug. 24 Catch a movie under the stars from the coolest seat in town - the West pool. Plus free popcorn and soda. All Dive-In movies will feature a dinner buffet before the movie: Adults - $15 + grat., Kids - $8 + grat. Movie to be shown at dusk MAC West 5 p.m. - Dinner Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

West Poolside Happy Hour Saturday, Aug. 25

Come to West and enjoy great drink specials by the pool. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Drink Specials $2 Draft Beer, $3 Wells

The MAC Golf Classic

Monday, Aug. 27 The beautiful Country Club at the Legends will be the backdrop for the annual MAC Golf Classic. Proceeds benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation. 10:30 a.m. - Registration 11 a.m. - Lunch Noon - Golf 6 p.m. - Dinner and Auction Individual- $250 per person (Teams of 3) Dinner only- $100 Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

End of Summer Pool Party Monday, Sept. 3

3 p.m. Adults - $12 pp + gratuity Children (12 and Under) - $8 pp + gratuity MAC West Pool Deck Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

Murder Mystery Dinner “Dial MAC for Murder” Saturday, Sept. 8

Don’t miss “Dial MAC for Murder, MAC staff member Darrin Harnetiaux ‘Takes a Fall’ at the West Clubhouse. Claire Applewhite, author and program script writer, will be making an appearance. 6 p.m. - Poolside Reception (signature/cash bar) 7 p.m. - Dinner and Program $85 per person, all inclusive MAC West Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

Spanish Wine and Food Pairing Friday, Sept. 14

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MAC Golf Club and Rod and Gun Club Present “Birds and Bogies” Friday, Sept. 14

Shoot (50 birds) at St. Louis Skeet and Trap and nine holes at the Legends. 10 a.m. - Shoot Noon - 2 p.m. - Change Venues/Lunch on your own 2 p.m. - Golf Shotgun Start 4 p.m. - Cocktails by Signature/ Complimentary Hors d’houevres $75 per person, all inclusive Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.

Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Tasting Thursday, Sept. 27

Whisky tasting and presentation by Chris Riesbeck, National Brand Ambassador, Gordon & MacPhail Malt Whisky Specialists. 6 p.m. - Cash/Signature Bar 6:45 p.m. - Presentation and Tasting $32 pp, inclusive for SMWS Members $35 pp, inclusive for non-SMWS Members MAC Downtown Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Ongoing CWC Meetings

Save the Date

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 CWCs are open to the general membership and their guests.

Upcoming Events

Les Misérables at the Fox - Oct. 25

Apollos Mondays, 7 p.m., Downtown

MAC Trivia Night - Nov. 2 Wine Tasting and Sale - Nov. 9

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

Apollos Fall Concert - Nov. 16 Thanksgiving Dinner - Nov. 22 MAC

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• Reservations for events can be made by calling 314-539-4470 or visiting the MAC website (mac-stl.org). • Club events are subject to gratuity. • Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the event to avoid a one-third charge. • No shows will be charged in full. Please call with your own reservation. • For Jack Buck Grill reservations, call 314-5394417. • For dining reservations at West, call 314-5394441.

Military History Club Fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., Downtown Toastmasters Friday (2nd & 4th), 7:15 a.m. West Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Business Development Group Third Thursday of the month, 7:15 a.m., Downtown

To join a CWC, or for more information, visit the MAC website (mac-stl.org) or call 314-539-4402.

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What’s New at the MAC? he MAC is bustling with new and exciting events this season! The events staff has rolled up their sleeves, gotten creative and ramped up the activities for the fall. Whether you’re a sports fan, love a good mystery or a cold beer, there’s an event for you.

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William K. “Billy” Busch, greatgrandson of Adolphus Busch, opened the William K. Busch brewing company in 2011 with the introduction of Kräftig and Kräftig Light lagers. Join Busch as he presents Kräftig and enjoy samples of his brew.

On Thursday, Sept. 6... 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein and Mike “The Tackle” Jones will be attending the Sports Heroes and Legends dinner. The event will showcase the Greatest Moments in St. Louis Sports History. There will be a spooky murder mystery at MAC West on Saturday, Sept. 8. We’re going to “kill” off our own Darrin Harnetiaux for your entertainment. Someone did it; it’s up to you to figure out who! If you’re more outdoorsy, then you can’t miss the Birds and Bogies event on Friday, Sept. 14. The MAC Golf Club and the Rod and Gun Club are teaming up to present “Birds and Bogies,” a day

of shooting and golf. Get two great sport outings with one unique, dual event. After a day of fun in the sun, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Don’t worry, the MAC has you covered! The Wine Society is sponsoring a Spanish Wine ‘Tasting and Tapas’ Evening on Friday, Sept. 14. The menu will pair with the wine perfectly for a memorable dining experience. The combination is sure to be muy delicioso! See page 24 for more details.

New CWC Events Kräftig Beer Tasting

Join William K. “Billy” Busch, the great-grandson of Adolphus Busch, for a Kräftig beer tasting and presentation. The William K. Busch Brewing Company was established in 2011 with the introduction of Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a Kräftig bar will be served. Thursday, Aug. 9 5:30 p.m. Downtown $25, inclusive Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Dial MAC for Murder

Birds and Bogies

The MAC Golf Club and the Rod and Gun Club are teaming up to present birds and bogies. This unique, dual outing will take place at both the St. Louis Skeet Trap and the Country Club at the Legends. There will be 50 birds and nine holes, respectively. Please note, shells will not be provided. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 10. Friday, Sept. 14 10 a.m. – Shoot (50 Birds) Noon – Change Venues/ Lunch on Your Own 2 p.m. – Golf Shotgun Start (nine holes) 4 p.m. – Reception $75, inclusive Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.

Who did it? Come to the West Clubhouse and help solve a murder. The event features a three-course meal, entertainment and a presentation by Author and Program Script Writer Claire Applewhite. Space is limited for this event. Saturday, Sept. 8 6 p.m. – Poolside Reception (Signature/Cash Bar) Claire Applewhite 7 p.m. – Dinner and Program $85, inclusive West Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

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Celebrate Great Moments in St. Louis Sports o you remember where you were at when Mike Jones made “the tackle” to preserve the Rams Super Bowl XXXIV victory? Remember the heroics of David Eckstein in leading the Cardinals to the 2006 World Series? On Sept. 6, hear from the athletes who created some of the greatest moments in St. Louis sports history. Last year, a full house gathered in the Missouri Room for the St. Louis Rookies of the Year. This year, the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame are presenting the second in its “Sports Heroes and Legends” series – “The Greatest Moments in St. Louis Sports History.”

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• David Eckstein – 2006 Cardinals World Series MVP • Jim Bakken – Football Cardinals placecker, who set an NFL record by kicking seven field goals in one game vs. Pittsburgh

• Cliff Hagan – The leading scorer in the 1958 NBA Playoffs for the World Champion St. Louis Hawks • Mike Jones – The linebacker who made “The Tackle” to preserve the St. Louis Rams Super Bowl championship • Dan Dierdorf, Conrad Dobler, Tom Banks, Tom Brahaney – The football Cardinals 1975 offensive linemen who helped set an NFL season record for giving up least number of sacks in one season – 8 • The Blues’ Ron Schock scored what is still called by the NHL, the biggest goal in Blues history on May 8, 1967. His double overtime goal against Minnesota sent the Blues to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first season, against Montreal.

David Eckstein

Sports Heroes and Legends Thursday, Sept. 6 5:30 p.m. - Cocktails 6:30 p.m. - Dinner 7:15 p.m. - Program $75 Downtown - MO Room RSVP - 314-539-4470

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et the MAC plan an elegant evening of dining and entertainment for you. Tickets are now available to the Broadway series shows at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The Club has tickets to Les Misérables, Blue Man Group, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Book Of Mormon, War Horse, Million Dollar Quartet and Anything Goes. Make your reservations now before tickets to these great shows are sold out. The MAC premium theatre package is just $130 and includes a delicious three-course dinner with a glass of wine, transportation to and from the Fox, compliments of the MAC shuttle, and your premium theatre tickets to the show. To make a reservation for a show, please call 314-539-4402.

Les Misérables

War Horse

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.

War Horse is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London, New York and Toronto. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses-strong enough for men to ride.

Blue Man Group Experience the phenomenon. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts, which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Bette Midler proudly presents the most outrageously fun Broadway musical: Priscilla Queen Of The Desert! This spectacular show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship, in the middle of the Australian outback, and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

The Book Of Mormon Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” And the New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s The Book Of Mormon, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. Upon their arrival in Africa, they learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected. Contains explicit language. 10

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Milion Dollar Quartet Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Anything Goes All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to St. Louis, while it continues a triumphant run on Broadway where The New York Times calls it “Musical-Comedy Joy” and USA Today hails it as “Glorious and Exuberant!”

2012-2013 Schedule Les Misérables Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 Blue Man Group Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 The Book Of Mormon Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 War Horse Thursday, March 21, 2013 Million Dollar Quartet Thursday, May 2, 2013 Anything Goes Thursday, June 6, 2013


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From the General Manager’s Desk Dear Members: In my inaugural Cherry Diamond article, there was an underlying theme referred to in several places. This noted theme “Obvious Platinum Club Status”, was the base platform where my discussions with the Search Committee and Board of Governors centered back in January, as we discussed The MAC and my possibly joining the team. The question becomes, is this concept contrived, convoluted, over-used or is there actually something meaningful where we can hang our hats? A little history and prospective on this “Platinum Club” concept may be appropriate here and help set Wally Smith the stage. Not long ago, there was a creative and very entrepreneurial gentleman in and around the Club business. While his main focus was conducting executive searches for private Clubs, he found time to conceive this idea and insert it into existence and our world of Club-dom. Along the way, the plaques, collateral materials, training guides, lapel pins and tee shirts came on line. There was an obvious end game in play from the beginning. But more importantly, those Clubs who were granted this new found Platinum Status loved it and touted their pre-eminence, and then, bought up all the tee shirts. Those of us managing outstanding Club operations who were not bestowed this high honor snubbed it as manufactured rubbish and were very, very jealous and somewhat cynical. I recently spoke with the ‘Platinum Club Status’ creator and verbally applauded his cunning manipulation of our combined Club world mind. I also congratulated him for his foresight in setting this Platinum Standard, which in hindsight, we actually were lacking and absolutely required. The Club world is quite small. Our GM fraternity is tight and we all talk. Just like you members! So, all that brings us full circle. What is “Obvious Platinum Club Status?” Well, I can tell it is very real. You know it when you’re around it. It starts at the drive up, continues through the front door, on to the interaction with staff, the facilities, the cleanliness, the program quality, the menus and services enjoyed, the traditions honored and the camaraderie that permeates. You know it when you’re there. I’ve been fortunate in my travels to experience Platinum Status. And, when you are immersed in one of those experiences it is “Obvious” that you are someplace special. So there you have it. Our quest and daily, hourly goal: To aim at “Obvious Platinum Status” as the clear target and to stay on track as we tweak programs, facilities and services toward this destination. In many areas, The MAC is there and you can absolutely sense it. In other areas, we have our work to do which is where I think the fun and challenge reside. In all that we do going forward, there is one question we need to ask as we close every discussion, “is this leading us to Obvious Platinum Status?” As I round the corner on month six with The MAC, one thing is for sure, we truly have opportunity everywhere. By working together and continually filling our three buckets—Rooms, Banquets and Memberships, we will be on the pathway to providing the resources needed to fix the “Unobvious” areas. As we pull plans together, your input is essential as we prioritize initiative and allocate our resources. How do we do that? That’s next month’s topic! Come see us at The MAC and let us know what we can do to make your next visit your best ever - - - all the best, Wally

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More than 200 MAC members are enjoying reduced dues and increased benefits through the Platinum Partnership. The number grows every day.

Are you Platinum yet? This successful membership opportunity is being expanded and energized: + The Platinum Partnership is now available to all MAC members. + Receive up to $1,200 annually in reduced dues. + Receive Diamond Club benefits (up to $2,100 in annual savings).

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Sprint Triathlon

wim, bike and run for fun at the fourth annual MAC Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 18, at MAC West. If you have never “tried a tri,” this will be a fun event to challenge yourself. The race begins with a 300yard swim, followed by a 12-mile bike and concludes with a 3-mile run. The transition area will open at 6:30 a.m. A mandatory safety briefing will be held at 7 a.m., with the race beginning at 7:30 a.m. All members 16 and older are welcome to participate. Participating members may also bring a guest. Sign up by calling Jessie Benson at 314-5394453. The entry fee is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Included in the price is a full breakfast buffet immediately following the race.

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Get in Shape, Zumba Style

itch the workout, join the party! Zumba is the latest fitness trend to hit, and people can’t seem to get enough of it. Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout. Class routines include interval training sessions, where fast and slow-paced rhythms, and resistance training, are combined to tone and sculpt your body, while burning away fat. Zumba is taught Downtown at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and at West on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Zumba is fun and easy for both men and woman. Call Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434 for more information.

Aqua Zumba Makes Working Out a Splash!

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efore summer comes to an end, make sure to try Aqua Zumba at MAC West! Jump into the Latininspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party that makes working out a splash. Aqua Zumba will tone and exhilarate participants. It’s high energy, low-impact and tons of fun! Aqua Zumba is one of the most unique and playful workouts you can have at the MAC. The class is taught by Mary Niemann, who is a certified aquatic exercise associate and has been teaching water-related exercise classes since 2000. She is also a certified Zumba instructor. Aqua Zumba is offered on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. at the MAC West pool. Call the West Fitness desk at 314-539-4433 to reserve a spot today!

Linebacker Nathan Kruse Shines with the Help of the MAC

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AC Trainer David Vandeven has been working with Chaminade graduate Nathan Kruse for the past three years. Together, they have trained for an hour, four times per week. The linebacker has since gained over 23 pounds of pure muscle. As a result, Kruse was recruited to play football at Hope College in Holland, Mich. The trainers at the MAC have the ability to train athletes at a very high level. Personal trainers are available at both Clubhouses to work with high level athletes. For more information regarding personal training at the MAC, contact Athletic Director Jeff Tuhro at 314-539-4485.

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Blast Fat with Massage Therapy

assage therapy has many well known health benefits, such as reducing stress, decreasing the risk of injury and increasing the body’s metabolic rate. In addition, massage also helps blast abdominal fat by reducing the amount of cortisol production in the body. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for building abdominal fat. Another great benefit of massage is that it bursts fat capsules, aiding the body in removing them. While massage therapy does not replace the standards of diet and exercise for losing weight, its addition to a weight-loss program can help shed unwanted pounds. Massage therapy is available by appointment at the Downtown and West Clubhouses. Downtown Massage Therapists Teah Folkert 314-539-4431 Curtis Green 314-539-4491

David Vandeven training Nathan Kruse.

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Mandy Puett 314-539-4481

West Massage Therapists Kelly Carr Jerrad Benton Mark Friedman Robyn Farris Call 314-539-4433 to make an appointment at West.


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 on Mon-Fri from 4 a.m.-5 p.m., or the Barbershop, weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. If you’re out West, shoes can be dropped off at the MAC West Pro Shop to be sent Downtown for shines and repairs. Contact Rick Schneider 539-4434 for more information.

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Lockers Available on 5M Downtown

elax in the comfort and privacy of the 5M locker room Downtown after a tough workout. The Men’s Locker room has space available and features larger lockers than the men’s North & South locker rooms. There is an up charge of $20 per month for all members in the 5M locker room, but the amenities make the extra charge worth it. In addition to larger lockers, each locker is adorned with a nameplate. The locker room also features two lounge areas, complete with flat screen TVs and loungers for relaxing. A single use hot tub, dry heat sauna and two tanning beds, available at an additional cost, are also inside the locker room as well as a wet steam room. The locker room is attached to the men’s 5M deli, which is open for lunch Monday through Friday, and is men only. Men can eat in their workout clothes or order lunch to be ready after your workout. All men are welcome to use the deli, but only 5M locker holders have it attached to their locker room area. Additional amenities include ready-to-use toothbrushes, razors, washcloths, thicker quality bath towels, higher quality shampoo, bar soap and more. Gillette and Clubman amenities are also available. The 5M locker room has a fraction of the total number of lockers in the other two locker rooms Downtown, making for a quieter and more private experience. The locker room is off limits to all members and guests unless they are a locker holder in the 5M locker room. As a 5M locker holder, you will still be able to have your athletic clothes laundered as in the other locker areas. If you are interested in obtaining a locker in the 5M locker room, please contact Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434.

The Downtown pool will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 25 through Monday, Sept 3, for maintenance and repairs. The pool will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 4 a.m. The Downtown Athletic Department will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day.

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ootball season is right around the corner. The MAC is your pre- and post-game destination for all Rams games. This season, fans are looking forward to seeing what new Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher will bring to the team. The 2012 home opener for the Rams will be Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3:05 p.m. The MAC serves up the best football buffet in town. The location is perfect since the MAC is just steps away from the Edward Jones Dome. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. The price is $23.50 for noon games and $18.95 for afternoon games. The MAC is always a great place to stop in for a drink before or after the game. This season, the MAC will not offer preseason buffets, but still stop in the Club for a bite to eat or a beverage.

2012 Rams Home Schedule Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Oct. 4 Oct. 21 Nov. 18 Dec. 12 Dec. 16

Washington Seattle Arizona Green Bay New York Jets San Francisco Minnesota

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ports fans were treated to the unique opportunity to meet and hear from the leaders of all three St. Louis pro sports teams. St. Louis Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny each headlined dinners at the MAC as part of the KMOX Sports Speakers Series. Hitchcock spoke in February, Fisher in June and Matheny in July.

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s summer begins to wind down, fall is right around the corner. Temperatures will begin to drop and the leaves will change colors. The season also marks the start of the fall basketball leagues, which begin the week of Sept. 10. Make plans now to play in one of the Club’s three leagues. The Open Leagues will play on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Downtown Clubhouse. The Over 40 League will play Downtown on Wednesday nights. On Thursdays, the action shifts to the West Clubhouse for another Open League. There are no age restrictions. If you play in a Downtown league, you are also welcome to play in the West league. The cost is $60 per league. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, Aug. 31. Contact Rick Schneider at 314-5394434 for more information.

Junior Tennis at the MAC

he MAC set out to offer the best junior tennis program in the city! And then, build to being the best in the state!

Rams coach Jeff Fisher chats with Cluff Kurrus at the KMOX Sports Speaker Series.

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Fall Basketball Leagues

• Best facility • Best program • Best coaches • Enthusiasm • Focus • Drive • Tennis Players of All Ages (Yes, the most important part is YOU!) Fall programming will be available soon! When you get your fall Membership Guide Book, don’t delay in registering for MAC junior tennis classes!


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he Associates and the Craft Beer Club sponsored a downtown brewery tour on Saturday, June 30. The group toured and tasted beers from the Morgan Street, Six Row and Urban Chestnut breweries. Brewmasters gave presentations of each brewery and the processes involved in creating the brews. The best part was the sampling!

Hal and Holly Ball.

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The Bricks are Coming - - The Bricks are Coming

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embers and guests using the Downtown lobby will soon enjoy a new vista: a display of handsome commemorative bricks honoring major contributors to the MAC Preservation Foundation. The announcement was made this month by Preservation Foundation Co-Chairs, Don Gunn, Kim Tucci and Gerry Ortbals. The Missouri Athletic Club Preservation Foundation, a 501(c) tax exempt organization, was formed to preserve the infrastructure of the Downtown clubhouse. Over the past several years, funds have been raised to help modernize various areas of our Club. A new fire escape was fabricated and installed on the east side of the building facing Fourth St.; a 15,000 volt electrical switch replacement was installed to address electrical problems recurring in recent years, and areas behind and in the Jack Buck Grill have been totally renovated and expanded to among other things, improve access and use. These are but a few of the improvements the Preservation

Kim Tucci, Don Gunn and Gerry Ortbals.

Foundation has funded, and which will continue. The Brick Program helps bring funds to the Club in order to continue this renovation. Commemorative bricks will be on permanent display in the Art Gallery area and readily visible to all lobby visitors. Brick sizes range from 16” x 16” – 12” x 12” – 8” x 8” and 4” x 8”, representing contributions from $2,500 to $25,000. Donors may designate those whom they choose to honor with personalized text. Contributions are tax deductible. You can pick up forms at the Downtown Front Desk or email proth@mac-stl.org.

Adda Wall and Cassandra Halverson.

Lou Ciccia, Phil Hayes, Tom Applewhite and Liz Kroll.

Six Row’s tanks for brewing.

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Camp MAC

t’s hard to believe that summer has come and passed. The kids will be headed back to school in just a few short weeks. As summer dwindles down, they will reflect on how they spent their summer. Perhaps they went on vacation with their parents, went to the St. Louis Zoo or hung out poolside. If they participated in summer sports camps at MAC West, they undoubtedly made new friends, learned new sports and had a great summer! Summer sports camps at West are a favorite of the youngest MAC members. A typical day of sports camp started with a rousing game of kickball, followed by a high-speed game of “sharks and minnows.” Throughout the rest of the day, campers participated in a variety of sports such as racquetball, squash and tennis, baseball, flag football, volleyball, fencing and martial arts! Parents even got to join in on the fun at Golf camp! The camps were led by top pros in their prospective sports. Campers learned the fundamentals an athlete needs to succeed in their favorite sports. Campers also learned life skills such as sportsmanship, personal responsibility and respect for others. To build these skills, Coach Eric Saxton, who coordinated the summer sports camps, expected the children to hold doors for one another, be quiet and attentive when receiving instructions, bring their swimsuits for the pool, and most of all—have fun! No day at summer sports camp was complete without a trip to the pool! Campers had a splashing good time in the pool after playing their favorite sports!

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Swim Team

he Penguins Swim team had a strong season, finishing with a record of 3-1. The Dive team also finished with a record of 3-1 for the season and placed second in their conference. Great job!

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Campers enjoyed racquetball.

Ian Barnes.

Campers practice their pitching.

Laura Finnie and Tennis Pro Scott Stutz.

Young golfers hit the links at Golf Camp.

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4th of July Fun

embers and their guests had a prime spot to get the first view of the 135th Veiled Prophet Parade. The parade route began right in front of the Downtown Clubhouse and featured colorful floats, marching bands and other attractions. The restaurants were busy throughout the day and served as the ideal destination for members to enjoy a good meal, while taking a break from the heat.

Crowds enjoy parade on the MAC bleachers.

Emily Avery and Elizabeth Brown.

Troops wave to the crowd.

Kenley and James Rosemergy. Troops carrying the American flag.

Uncle Sam floats by the MAC.

Fredbird makes his way through the parade.

Toni and Molly Moriarthy.

Komen Race for the Cure

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his year, team MAC again participated in the St. Louis Komen Race for the Cure. The 14th annual event had over 51,000 participants. Team MAC raised money that contributed to the more than $2.46 million raised by St. Louisans on race day, Saturday, June 23. Members and guests arrived bright and early to collect their t-shirts and prepare for the race.

Team MAC.

Governor Salter, Governor DeMotte and President Karsten.

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Whitfield School

175 S. Mason St. Louis, MO 63141 314-415-1259 www.whitfieldschool.org hitfield School’s challenging, student-centered education produces well-rounded, healthy children in grades 6-12 who are innovative thinkers and 21st Century problem-solvers. A rigorous curriculum provides a strong liberal arts education, and varied electives allow students to pursue specialized interests in science, language, social sciences, and the arts with options for teacher-guided online learning. The Class of 2012 earned $1.8 million in honorary scholarships and received admission to 163 colleges and universities. Warrior athletic teams have won 22 State championships. John Delautre has joined the Whitfield community as Head of School. Call now for your personal tour: (314) 415-1259.

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Rossman School

12660 Conway Road St. Louis, MO, 63141-8625 (314) 434-5877 www.rossmanschool.org Junior Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 6 sing its guidewords “kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility” to nurture character development and leadership skills as well as excellence in academics, Rossman School is in its 95th year of educating young children. Nestled on a 20-acre campus in mid County and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Rossman School’s strong academic program emphasizes language arts, mathematics, art, music, P.E., science, Spanish and social studies. Teachers’ personal relationships with each child, enabled by the school’s 8:1 student/teacher ratio, and the partnership between the school and parents, lead to academically well-prepared graduates who are thoughtful, conscientious, motivated and selfconfident. For more information, contact Katharine Durham, Director of Admission.

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to consider the years ahead. Find the school that is the best suited for your family, which will stand the test of time. Your child will grow and develop in the school, and you want to be aware of how the school will change, as your child changes. Does the school change from a gentle, nurturing lower school to a tough, competitive middle and upper school? Gauge the temperature of

all the divisions before selecting a school. Is my child a good fit for the school? While you may be tempted to gain

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How to Choose the Right Private School for Your Children

Visitation Academy

3020 N. Ballas Road, St. Louis Mo. 63131 314-625-9100 visitationacademy.org isitation Academy is an independent, Catholic school with a commitment to academic excellence complemented by a welcoming environment, a vibrant fine arts program and many extracurricular, athletic, and service opportunities. The Lower School educates boys and girls Toddler– Kindergarten in the Montessori method while providing the area’s only all-girls program in grades 1–6. The Upper School offers a rigorous, six-year college preparatory curriculum for young women in grades 7–12.

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admission to the most competitive school possible, be sure that your child is a good fit for the school and that it won’t be too challenging—or too simple—down the road. If your child is drawn to the arts, a science school wouldn’t help them foster

John Burroughs School

755 South Price Road St. Louis, MO 63124 314/993-4040 www.jburroughs.org urroughs—an independent, college preparatory, coeducational day school for grades 7 through 12—provides a liberal arts education that balances academics, arts, athletics and activities. A worldclass faculty teaches a challenging curriculum in small classes. Students are encouraged to think critically and to explore their interests in a respectful and supportive environment. A mix of informality, community service and traditions (such as morning assembly and family-style lunch) further defines a Burroughs experience.

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their potential. Don’t try to shoehorn your child into a school that doesn’t nurture her interests and talents.. What are the classes like? When touring private schools, your child may be permitted to sit in a class and get a sense of the material covered, and the tone of the lectures and discussions. An older child can get a sense of whether the other students seem like her and whether this is the sort of atmosphere in which she will feel relaxed.

Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS)

101 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124 314-993-5100 ICDS offers a challenging college preparatory education for students in grades Junior Kindergarten through 12. Small class sizes create a spirit of community and intellectual exchange. Strong student advisory (grades 5-12) and college counseling (grades 912) programs help students achieve academic and personal goals. Recently the school announced plans to add a state-of-the art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building to its 100-acre campus in 2014. The MICDS mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them not only for higher education, but a life of purpose and service as an engaged citizen of the world. For more information visit us at micds.org or call (314) 993-5100.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

801 S. Spoede Road St. Louis, MO 63131 314-810-3566 he goal of Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is to develop the whole child. Not only are the students well prepared academically, they also develop the confidence and fortitude to tackle life’s challenges. Our focus on the Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School offers a development of spirituality Catholic education in the and a sense of community Sacred Heart tradition for builds strong, capable leaders young women grades 7-12 of tomorrow. Our technology and boys and girls age 3enhances student achievement grade 6. and encourages academic growth. Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill is a Catholic school and part of a national and international network of Sacred Heart Schools which provides a framework for our Global Education Program. To learn more, contact us at 314-810-3566 or visit www.vdoh.org.

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Forsyth School

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Where do the graduates attend college? Schools normally publish a list of where their graduates attend college. While these lists usually cover many years, they will give you an idea of what kinds of colleges the school has associations with, and where you can expect your child to go if she attends the school. Be sure to think about the full range of schools—not just the most prestigious few. What is the work like? Try to ask your tour guide what the students of your child’s age are working on. That way, you will get an honest sense of what academics your child will focus on day-to-day. How will the school work with me and financial aid? Before you sign a contract with a school, it’s worth asking how your financial aid package, if you have one, will work. Don’t be afraid to ask a school to stretch out its payments or to match the financial aid offer of another school.

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Forsyth School 6235 Wydown Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 314.726.4542 ForsythOnline.com Admission@ForsythOnline.com here can you map the world by memory, perform in a Shakespeare play, and rappel off a 50foot cliff, all in sixth grade? At Forsyth School! On a one-of-a-kind campus, Forsyth offers a challenging, engaging education for children age 3 – Grade 6 with support from exceptional teachers. With a strong academic foundation that includes the visual and performing arts, sports, and challenge education, Forsyth graduates are well prepared for excellent secondary schools. Forsyth has a commitment to diversity, summer programs, a comprehensive extended day program with after-school classes and year-round league sports, and a supportive tuition assistance program.

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A Forsyth School sixth grader maps the world from memory.

Admission Open House: Saturday, November 3, 2012 > 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Perspectives on Forsyth: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 > 7:00 p.m.


Pat O’Grady, Magdalena Glassl, Grace Reynolds, Mel Witt, Maureen Werner and Jim O’Grady.

Anita Sigmund in a historic school.

The Kriegs in front of Amish wheels.

The group in front a of Mennonite Church.

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he MAC Golf Club is swinging through the season. The weather is starting to cool down, after the hottest St. Louis summer on record. Great news for golfers! There are five outings still scheduled for the season. Don’t miss out on the great weather and fun with fellow members. Call Golf Club Chairman Tim Powers at 314-922-8958 or Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402 for more information.

MAC Golf Club Schedule

August • Thursday, Aug. 9– The Legends • Thursday, Aug. 23 – Glen Echo Country Club September • Thursday, Sept. 6 - MAC Golf Club Championship at Glen Echo Country Club • Thursday, Sept. 20 – TBD October • Thursday, Oct.11 – Glen Echo Country Club

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The Forever Young Club Takes a Patriotic Trip

he Forever Young Club celebrated the Fourth of July by touring the crossroads of America. The group headed east to Indiana and toured Columbus, Nashville and Berne, Ind. Highlights from the trip were the Heartland Chamber Chorale and Jazz Orchestra’s musical program honoring WWII Veterans, touring the Swissland Cheese factory and an architectural tour of Columbus, Ind.

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hen the U.S. Military travels, whether by land, sea or air, the orders flow out of Scott Air Force Base. Major General Gregory Major General E. Couch, Chief Gregory E. Couch. of Staff, United States Transportation Command, will bring the story of this worldwide transportation planning and support enterprise to the Forever Young Club at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the West Clubhouse. From its headquarters at Scott AFB, USTRANSCOM’s myriad responsibilities include ferrying troops and supplies to combat zones, refueling the Air Force in flight, moving military families’ household goods, and safely conveying the President anywhere in the world. With 33 years of service in the U.S. Army, Couch served two tours in Iraq prior to his assignment at Scott AFB. To meet General Couch and hear about USTRANSCOM‘s vital mission, make reservations through Brittney Barton at 314-539-4490 or bbarton@mac-stl.org.

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aniel Waugh, author of “Gangs of St. Louis: Men of Respect” and “Egan’s Rats: The Untold Story of Prohibition-Era Gang That Ruled St. Louis” spoke about the books and signed copies at the Downtown Clubhouse on June 21. The event also featured historic guns used by members of the Egan’s Rats gang during the prohibition era.

Mark Neill and Andre Hopkins. Charlie and Loretta Wittenberg.

Author Daniel Waugh.

Book Club Margaret Eggleston and Jean Ray Buck.

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Wine and Dine

Spanish Wine ‘Tasting and Tapas’ Evening

Menu Item of the Month

Friday, Sept. 14 MAC Downtown 6-9 p.m. • $65 per person, all inclusive for Wine Society Members • $75, per person, all inclusive for non Wine Society Members Price includes: Wine provided by Table 31 Imports, Food Pairings by Executive Chef Bart Philipps, Parking and Service Charge.

#1 Baked Mussels with Herb & Garlic Butter Gotin del Risc Godello #2 Garlic & Lime Drizzled Shrimp Abadia de Tortoreos

Parmesan Crusted Red Snapper

#3 Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce Dominio de la Plana

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he August menu item of the month is the parmesan crusted red snapper. The fish is served with tomato chutney, balsamic syrup and spring pea risotto. This savory dish is a great pairing with the wine of the month, the Red Birds Pinot Noir.

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he August wine of the month is the Red Birds Pinot Noir. This 2010 Anderson Valley wine is full of delicious red cherry aromas and is flavored with a lush, silky texture. Red Birds can be enjoyed by the glass for $11 or shared with friends for $42 per bottle.

#4 Rosemary Pork Brochettes with Piquillo Peppers Tapenade de lloc #5 Scallop & Lobster Paella UN Nocturna Garnacha #6 Grilled Sirloin with Tomatoes, Peppers & Cucumbers With Pomegranate Molasses Gotin del Risc Bierzo #7 Grilled Lamb Chop on Roasted Eggplant Deep Fried Manchego with Fiery Tomato Salsa Finca la Maria

Call 314-539-4470 for reservations The Apollos Invite You to a Seafood Buffet

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oin the Apollos on Friday, Sept. 7 for a seafood buffet at the Downtown Clubhouse. The buffet will include classic seafood dishes including oysters on the half shell, oysters Rockefeller, chilled shrimp cocktail and several fish entrees prepared by the MAC chefs. Members and guests are welcome, and are even invited to sing along!

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Apollos Seafood Buffet Friday, Sept. 7 6 p.m. - Reception/ Signature Bar 7 p.m. - Dinner $28.95 + gratuity Downtown RSVP - 314-539-4470

pend some of the last days of summer relaxing with family and friends poolside. Before school starts back up, spend an evening with the family catching a flick and floating in the pool at the Dive-In Movie on Friday, Aug. 24, at MAC West. Grab your swimsuit and don’t forget to bring along a flotation device. Free soda and popcorn will be provided. The movie will start at dusk around 8:30 p.m. This event is free to all MAC members and guests. Reservations are not required. Before the movie, enjoy dinner in the Stan Musial Grill. For dinner reservations, call 314-539-4441.

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50 Year Party

ach year, the MAC hosts a special dinner to honor members who have been with the Club for 50 or more years. Newest members inaugurated into the 50 year club in 2012 were: Robert E. Flynn Michael D. O’Keefe James C. Maender Michael L. Danna Daniel E. Richardson Ben Hesselberg Michael J. Ross Jack E. Pohrer Roger Placke Anthony Ribaudo Edward Barnidge

Chuck Roland with Bill and Joyce Skaggs.

What was happening 50 years ago...

President: John F. Kennedy Dow-Jones: High: 767; Low: 723 Cost of a new home: $18,200 Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.31 Grammy Winner for Song of the Year: Anthony Newley “What Kind of Fool am I?” Audio cassettes were invented. October 22-28, 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis

Governor John Salter, Michael Danna, Marie Salter and Governor Terry Hammer at the 50 year dinner.

Easy Accommodations Stay at a Reciprocal Club

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s summer is wrapping up, plan one last getaway and stay at a reciprocal club. Club members have the privilege of staying at many fine reciprocal clubs throughout the world. There are over 90 reciprocal clubs in 25 states and five countries that you have access to as an MAC member. Save yourself the trouble of finding a hotel or restaurant when traveling out of town. Reciprocal clubs of the MAC offer the same high quality standards and service you are used to, so you know you’ll be well taken care of. You can find a complete list of reciprocal clubs in the Membership Guide Book or on the MAC website. If you are interested in using one of the reciprocal facilities, please contact the Membership Department at 314-539-4438 (Downtown) or 314539-4408 (West).

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MEMBERS ONLY Business & Professional Directory RSVP Call 314-539-4488 Personal Development Services

Advantage Sleep

ARE YOU A VIP AT RISK?

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.

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Dr. Oscar Schwartz Medical Director at Barnes Jewish Hospital West County Campus

Office hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday By appointment only Phone: 314-878-4699

Alexander Furla

Alexander Furla will assess your personal transport threat profile, including counter assault and ambush skill competencies with strict confidentiality. A national competition licensed professional driver with significant expertise in a variety of race, street performance, and corporate fleet vehicles. A multiple graduate of the Bondurant, Spring Mountain, and Panoz Racing Schools. U.S. Air Force Veteran and Small Arms Expert Marksman with permanent rank of Major. Providing professional instruction for High Performance/Protective Tactical Driver Training and personal transport services for high profile VIPs.

Contact Information: Alexander Furla 314-740-6945 • acfurla@aol.com

Investments

Security Services

GEORGE W. WALKER, CFP® Financial Advisor First Vice President-Investments 28 Years of Experience in Financial Consulting

MICHAEL J. HACKETT

WELLS FARGO ADVISORS, LLC 8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 500 St. Louis, MO 63105 e-mail: george.walker@wellsfargoadvisors.com Tel 314-746-2913 Fax 314-862-8727 800-925-5051

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Nobody cares for eyes more than Pearle.

Transportation Services

Sunset Hills

Laclede Cab Company 600 S. Vandeventer St. Louis, MO 63110 Web site: www.lacledecab.com Since 1946 Adam R. McNutt, President

Locally owned

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

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

(Complete Rx Pair Required.) We accept most vision plans.

Jack Priesmeyer Owner

We own our business and want to earn your business!!! 10742 Sunset Hills Plaza (located across Watson from the Viking Inn next to St. Louis Bread Co. on Lindbergh) 314-965-EYES (3937)

Adam R. McNutt President

e-mail: adam@lacledecab.com Phone: (314) 535-1162 Fax: (314) 652-1719

Legal Services

Insurance Rick C. Koelz Owner/Partner Missouri General Insurance Agency, Inc. Insurance Brokers for Business, Personal, and Employee Benefits

D I R E C T O R Y

Rick C. Koelz Senior Vice President

425 North New Ballas Road St. Louis, MO 63141 314-432-6464 www.missourigeneral.com

To Advertise in Members Only Call 314-539-4488 * Ads Now Available In Color *

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Direct: 314-983-2311 Cell: 314-753-2231 Fax: 314-432-2648 Toll Free: 1-800-432-9170 rkoelz@missourigeneral.com


The South Sweeps All-Star Games

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ighty of the most talented boys and girls high school senior soccer players in the St. Louis area capped off their prep careers by playing in the annual UMB Bank Senior All-Star Games, hosted by the Missouri Athletic Club. Most of the talented players who competed in the showcase at the A-B Center will continue to play soccer at the collegiate level. In recent years, the North squads have gotten the better of the play, but this year the South pulled off the sweep. The South girls put on an offensive show in a dominating 8-1 victory. Nicole Breece (Parkway South) scored two goals and earned South MVP honors. Jennifer Morris (Hazelwood West) scored the lone goal and earned MVP honors for the North squad. In the boys game, the South team cruised to 3-0 victory with goals from Mehlville H.S. teammates Emir Alihodzic and Aris Nukic. Alihodzic was named the South MVP and Justin Bilyeu (CBC) was the MVP for the North. Between games, Les Hager from Francis Howell North was presented the Steve Krause “12th Man” award for distinguished service to high school soccer. The Sam Copple Goalkeeper of the Year honors went to Jessica Perry (Webster Groves) and Sean Clancy (Summit). This year’s All-Star games were sponsored by UMB Bank. Following the girls game, UMB presented $1,000 scholarships to one female and one male player, based on the students’ involvement, coursework and future plans. The 2012 UMB scholarship recipients were Lauren Josten (Duchesne) and Stephen Koeller (St. Dominic).

Erin McGauley (Cor Jesu). MVP’s Nicole Breece and Jennifer Morris with MAC President Joel Karsten.

MAC General Manager Wally Smith hands out medals.

Zach Klipsch (Oakville) and Stephen Koeller (St. Dominic).

UMB scholarship recipients: Lauren Josten (Duchesne) and Stephen Koeller (St. Dominic), with Tom Chulick.

Steve Krause with Les Heger.

South MVP Emir Alihodzic with Joel Karsten.

Joel Karsten with Goalkeeper of Alexis Robbers (Orchard Farm), Kelli Moran (Kirkwood) and Hunter Wagoner (Troy Buchannan). the Year Sean Clancy. august 2012

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The Olympics & the Missouri Athletic Club

ong before the 2012 London Olympics, the MAC was instrumental in organizing one of the modern Olympic Games. The first Olympiad in the Western Hemisphere was held in St. Louis in 1904. At the time, St. Louis was America’s fourth largest city. The then brand-new MAC had much to do with organizing these first American Olympic Games, which came a year after the Club opened. In fact, the World’s Fair and Olympic Games of St. Louis were the primary driving force for the formation of the Club in 1903. The St. Louis games were only the third Olympiad since the modern games were revived in Athens in 1896. In 1901, the International Olympic Committee originally chose Chicago as the site for the first modern Olympics in this part of the world. St. Louis was later chosen after threatening to host

Members of the MAC track team who competed in the 1904 Olympics Games.

a rival athletic competition during the World’s Fair. It would be the last time the Olympics were permitted to be hosted in conjunction with a World’s Fair. St. Louis was the site of the first Olympic Water Polo competition. The MAC competed against the likes of the New York Athletic Club and the Chicago Athletic Association. Several MAC athletes enjoyed success at the Games. C.L. Hastedt won the 100-yard dash. Harry J. Kiener competed in the half mile, 120-yard high hurdles and 200-yard low hurdles. Kiener later starred as the center of the MAC basketball team and brought honors to the Club. Kiener is regarded as one of the great athletes in St. Louis history and his name is immortalized thanks to Kiener Plaza. The MAC Olympic legacy continued well past the 1904 Games. Four years later, Joseph Forshaw, a pioneering member of the MAC and a storied marathon runner, would win a bronze medal in the marathon at the 1908 London Olympics. Forshaw was the flag-bearer for the United States team at the London Games. Forshaw finished 10th at the Stockholm Games in 1912, while Joseph Erxleben, another MAC runner, came in eighth.

Cool Down and Style Up at the Downtown Barbershop Happy Hour

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ome to the Downtown Barbershop on Friday, Aug. 24 for a special Barbershop Happy Hour. Complimentary Schlafly beer will be available while you pamper yourself with an old-fashioned hot lather, straight razor shave, neck message and a hair cut. Finish off the day in the Jack Buck Grill, from 5:30-8 p.m., for the August Downtown Happy Hour.

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MAC runner C.L. Hastedt crosses the finish line to win the 100-yard dash at the 1904 Olympics.

The Olympic Games of 1904 helped the MAC make a name for itself. Since then, the Olympics and the MAC have flowered and continue to flourish today. Thanks to the Olympic Games of 1904, the young MAC got off the starting block quickly and has been running strong ever since.

MAC members competed and officiated the 1904 Olympic Games.

MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB BY-LAW AMENDMENT PASSES

The voting on the proposed By-law amendment concluded on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Only those ballots received by 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, were included in the count. Of the 2,199 members eligible to vote, a total of 526 ballots were cast, 32 of which were voided because of an irregularity such as received after the deadline or missing signature. The results of the vote are as follows: ARTICLE II SECTION 2.7 YES 448 NO 46 Total Valid Votes 494 Passing Percentage 90.7% ARTICLE II, Sec. 2.7 Eliminates the granting of Life Memberships which historically have been awarded to outgoing Presidents of the Club.


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2012-13 MAC Roster Now Online

he printed 2012-13 MAC Roster is available on the MAC website under the Member Central tab. In order to access the Roster, go to the Roster link and scroll over to “2012-13 Roster.” The Roster is composed in June and is printed for members. Please note that the Roster is only current to time it is produced. Member information often changes after the yearly Roster is created. For the most up-to-date Roster information, log onto the MAC website and view the electronic Roster under the Members Only tab. The electronic Roster is a convenient and a real time way for you to stay connected to your Club, and your fellow members.

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he work of Astral Glass Studio will be featured in the Downtown Clubhouse throughout September. Astral Glass Studio was founded by Gary Rice in California in 1974. In 1979, Gary met his future wife Judy, a contemporary glass artist, and a partnership was formed. The studio’s focus was architectural stained glass commissions. Gary and Judy also began experimenting with melting and fusing glass. In 2003, they moved to Clarksville, Mo., where they met Lance Stroheker, an SIUE trained glass artist. In 2008, Gary, Judy and Lance partnered to open Astral Glass Studio and Gallery in New Haven, Mo. Astral Glass Studio is located in the Riverfront Art District and offers a wide variety art glass objects, both functional and nonfunctional, and features paintings by nationally recognized artists. Pieces from Astral can be found in the collections of the First Lady of Missouri, the First Lady of Sao Paulo Brazil, the Pentagon, and many nationally known celebrities. To see more of the collection, visit facebook.com/ astralglassstudio. If you are interested in purchasing work on display in the Gallery from Astral Glass Studio, contact Linda Van de Reit at 314539-4448.

Third Quarter Financial Report The Club’s fiscal year runs from September 1 through August 31. The third quarter of our 2011-2012 fiscal year ended on May 31, 2012. During the first nine months of our fiscal year, revenue from departmental operations totaled $6,357,722. This total was $281,686 better than plan and $462,532 more than the prior year. Membership dues reached $5,402,160. This total was $4,786 better than plan and $108,759 ahead of last year. Total resident members in May 2012 stood at 1,434 with total dues-paying members of 2,292; the corresponding totals for May 2011 were 1,491 and 2,398, respectively. We had 1,255 Diamond Club members in May 2012 which compares to 1,266 last May. There were 176 Platinum Partners in May 2012. Unallocated costs have accumulated to $5,625,044 so far this year. This total is $22,862 less than plan and $68,452 more than last year. Net operating cash flow (net income before depreciation) of $1,031,421 was

generated during the first nine months of our fiscal year. This amount was $142,657 better than plan and $316,576 greater than last year. Capital expenditures during the first three quarters of our fiscal year totaled $88,382. Of the $88,382 spent so far this year, $31,864 has been spent Downtown and $56,518 has been spent at MAC West. The Club ended the quarter with negative cash of $86,704 on its balance sheet. The line of credit balance at the end of May 2012 was zero. At the end of May, the Club had long-term debt of $7,267,837 and MAC Redevelopment Corp., which owns our garage, had long-term debt of $1,590,132 for a total of $8,857,969. We are currently paying down our debt by approximately $69,000 per month. If you have any questions concerning the Club’s finances, please contact the Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Larry Absheer, at 314-539-4477 or labsheer@mac-stl.org.

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MAC Golf Classic Monday, Aug. 27 The Country Club at the Legends Proceeds Support: MAC Preservation Foundation Downtown Clubhouse Infrastructure Improvements Efforts Tournament Format: Threesome Scramble (Two Groups, six players per hole) Highlights: • Three Flights with awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd • Prizes: Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive • Mulligans available • Fun auction • Tee gift and attendance prizes • Adult beverages included all day

Missouri Athletic Club Preservation Foundation

Golf Classic

Event Details: 10:30 a.m. - Registration 11 a.m. - Lunch Noon - Golf 6 p.m. - Dinner and Auction

$250/Individual, $100/Dinner Only Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. Sponsorship opportunities are available... Contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402

erry Diamond Gala Dinner and Auction Save the Date Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Missouri Athletic Club Cordially Invites You to the Cherry Diamond Gala Dinner and Auction Downtown Cocktails and Silent Auction - 5:30 p.m. Dinner - 7 p.m. Oral Auction - 8 p.m. $125 per person, inclusive Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

For sponsorship and donation opportunities, contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402.

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�������� Nick Bauer, Kayce Laaf, Allison Dione, Matt Dione, Ali Ofstedal and Mark Beatty enjoy samples on the brewery tour.

Members enjoy a brisk water aerobics workout Downtown.

Governor Greg Beekman hands out medals at the High School Soccer AllStar Soccer Games.

Young golfers practice putting at Golf Camp.

President Joel Karsten poses for a picture with his children Ben and Katelynn at the High School All-Star Soccer Games.

Lunch and Tour Group with Tom Albus in front of the Eagleton Courthouse.

Mary Spencer, Mort Brown, Ray Spencer and Barbara Brown at Duplicate Bridge.

Grace Reynolds, Pat O’Grady and Pat Corich tour the Eagleton Courthouse.

Diamond Dialogue

This month: Mike Morhaus Mike Morhaus was getting a trim in the Downtown Barbershop when the Cherry Diamond caught up with him. Mike has been a member since January, 2012. 1. Why did you join the MAC? “I joined through my work. They have a great package for the employees. We use the Club a lot to entertain prospective business associates.” 2. How do you get the most out of your membership? “I enjoy the Barbershop Downtown and the Hair Care Center at West. I live close to West and work downtown, so I get the best of both worlds. They both do a great job.” 3. What is your favorite MAC activity? “My family, friends and I play a lot of tennis at West. We really enjoy it.” 4. What is your favorite meal at the MAC? “I had smothered tater tots at West last week. They were really good.”

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Helping kids get back in the game! How can you help? Join us at the

Sports Heroes and Legends Series The Greatest Moments In St. Louis Sports History

September 6, 2012 - 5:30 p.m. Downtown Missouri Athletic Club

Tickets - $75

For reservations: 314-539-4470 1-888-627-3235 or purchase online at stlouissportshalloffame.com

Honorees:

Jim Bakken, David Eckstein, David Freese, Cliff Hagan, Jim Hanifan, Mike Jones, Bob Pettit, Ron Schock

The 1975 Big Red Line

Tom Banks, Tom Brahaney, Dan Dierdorf, Conrad Dobler, Roger Finney, Bob Young Proceeds benefit the kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center 1465 S. Grand Blvd. � St. Louis, MO 63104-1095 � 314.577.5605 � glennon.org


August 2012 Cherry Diamond