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The beautiful Country Club at the Legends will be the backdrop for the second annual MAC Golf Classic to benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation.
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4th of July Festivities • Football Feasts • Fox Theatre Outings • MAC is Platinum Again • 50-Year Party august 2009
The MAC Golf Classic At the Country Club at the Legends Monday, August 31, 2009
To benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation
njoy a day of fun and friendly competition with your fellow MAC members while showing support for your Club. A dinner and auction will immediately follow the tournament. Your Day Includes: • Putting green practice • Driving range practice • Locker room use • Course refreshments • Lunch • Golf cart • 18 holes of golf • Reception & dinner • Prizes 10:30 a.m. - Registration 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Box lunch provided Noon - Shotgun start (Four person scramble format) 6:00 p.m. - Reception, Dinner and auction * Proceeds benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation. A portion of the tournament fee is tax deductible.
Call 314-539-4470 for reservations
*Foursome - $1,000 (includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, drinks, dinner and awards banquet.) * Dinner only - $100 * Tee and Green Sponsorship - $250 each * Function Sponsorships - $500 each Contact 314-539-4470 about Sponsorship Opportunities, Fee and Green Sponsors/ Function Sponsors and to Donate Auction Items. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation.
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Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 August 2009 CLUB STAFF General Manager/COO - Larry L. Thompson General Manager MAC West - David F. Miller Assistant General Manager - Sharon Gardner Chief Financial Officer - Larry J. Absheer Food and Beverage Director - Joe Dietz Director of Human Resources - Christine L. Maurer Athletic Director - Jeff Tuhro CHERRY DIAMOND STAFF Publisher - Patrick J. McCarthy Director of Communications - James M. Wilson Art Director - Tabitha L. Wilson Communications Assistant - Melissa Dean To advertise, call 314-539-4488 or e-mail: email@example.com The Cherry Diamond Vol. 103/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, $38 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
The beautiful Country Club at the Legends will be the backdrop for the second annual MAC Golf Classic to benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation. Enjoy a day of fun and friendly competition with your fellow MAC members while showing support for your Club.
The MAC is Platinum Again
The Missouri Athletic Club has once again been recognized as a “Platinum Club of America.” This is the highest honor in the private club industry and places the MAC among the top 3% in the United States. To commemorate this great news, the MAC is extending the Platinum Member Gift certificate program.
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entertaining shows are coming to the Fox Theatre this season. The MAC has your premium theater tickets. was raised by the MAC Women Rock the Walk team for the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure.
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basketball leagues are played at both clubhouses this fall. Sign up now for a spot on one of the teams. initiation fee for members who join the Club using the Platinum Club certificate through Dec. 31, 2009.
years ago six members joined the MAC. Those six men were recently inducted into the 50-Year Club. yard swim, 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run make up the MAC Sprint Triathlon. Compete against your fellow Club members at this year’s second annual Triathlon at West. august 2009
am writing this column from my Downtown office during All-Star weekend. The city is buzzing with activity as baseball fans from around the country are gathering in our city for the Midsummer Classic. We can all take pride in the outstanding job St. Louis has done showcasing our city. The type of hospitality visitors receive in the Gateway City is all-star caliber. Right here at the MAC, our staff has done a great job hosting All-Star Game visitors in our guest rooms and restaurants, but that is nothing new. Our MAC team performs at a consistent, all-star level throughout the year. The caliber of our professional staff was a key factor in our Club recently earning national accolades. I am proud to report that the Missouri Athletic Club has earned the “Platinum Club of America” rating, which is the equivalent of the Mobil five star rating. Every three years, the Club Leaders Forum conducts a survey to identify the top private clubs in America. The basic criteria for the honor includes: Quality of Membership, A History of Excellence, Condition of Facilities, Caliber of Professional Staff, Enlightened and Consistent Governance and Adaptable to Changing Times. This prestigious designation is reserved for the top 3% of private clubs in America. Congratulations to the entire MAC community. This is an honor that we can all be extremely proud of! Sticking with the all-star theme, the MAC hosted our own all stars in June. The top high school soccer players in St. Louis were showcased in the MAC All-Star Games. I enjoyed attending that Friday night event and the following
morning, I met up with the MAC team preparing to participate in the Komen Race for the Cure. It was a wonderful to see so many MAC members getting together to support an important cause. At MAC West, kids have enjoyed a lot of fun activities this summer. The popular summer sports camps have given the children of MAC members the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic activities. There still is time to sign-up for the final weeks of summer. Our Club’s youth swim team enjoyed another outstanding season at the West Clubhouse. Led by head coach Jim Halliburton, the kids had fun improving their skills while competing against other clubs. The first half of summer seems like it has flown by, but there is a lot more to look forward to as we head into late summer and early fall. If you missed the critically-acclaimed Erin Bode perform in the Jack Buck Grille in late June, you will get one more opportunity in early September. At West, the Poolside Happy Hours have been very popular on Thursday evenings, 4-7 p.m. Drop by for some delicious food and drink specials. Football season is right around the corner which means that the Downtown Clubhouse is gearing up to be your pre-game destination. You can enjoy the best brunch in town before every Rams home game and prior to the Mizzou vs. Illinois game at the Dome. At the end of August, swing into action in support of the MAC Preservation Foundation at the 2nd annual MAC Golf Classic. Last year, the inaugural event raised more than $50,000 for the Foundation’s effort to gather funds necessary for a major
BOARD OF GOVERNORS PATRICK J. MCCARTHY - PRESIDENT LARRY D. HALE - FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT; BERT M. LINTON - SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT; WILLIAM B. WINKELER - TREASURER; TONY DAWS - SECRETARY
TERM ENDS 2010 Anthony “Tony” Daws Larry D. Hale Bert M. Linton Patrick J. McCarthy Bill Winkeler 4
TERM ENDS 2011 Edward A. Gilkerson Christopher J. Lawhorn L. Wayne McCollum James McMullin Richard L. Nix
TERM ENDS 2012 Thomas C. Albus Justin S. Fowler Bob Hagnauer John S. Kingston Donald A. Stork
renovation to the Downtown Clubhouse. The planning committee is working hard to make this event bigger and better. If you are a golfer, put together a foursome and head out to the Country Club at the Legends on Aug. 31, for a fun day of golf. Even if you are not a good golfer like me, you will still enjoy the event. I am a hacker, but I am putting a team together. Please support this fun MAC outing. If you are not a golfer, there are other ways to support the cause including sponsorship opportunities. Contact Past Presidents Don Gunn, Gerry Ortbals, Scott Engelbrecht or Kim Tucci to find out how you can help. In my column last month, I talked a little bit about my long-time commitment and passion for the Club. I joined in 1980, but I have a long way to go to match a group of special Club members who were honored earlier this summer. Six current members of the MAC joined the Club in 1959. Congratulations to Richard Knight, William Stiehl, Rene Lusser, Richard Nix, Robert Zwart and Jerome Wilkerson who entered the MAC’s 50Year Club. Your commitment to the MAC is remarkable! Enjoy the rest of summer and see you around the Club.
Patrick J. McCarthy President
The MAC is Platinum Again! The Missouri Athletic Club has once again been recognized as a “Platinum Club of America.” This is the highest honor in the private club industry and places the MAC among the top 3% in the United States. To commemorate this great news, the MAC is extending the Platinum Member Gift certificate program. Since last December the program has successfully recruited more than 100 new members. If you received a certificate earlier this year, you now have until the end of the year to personally offer one colleague, friend, or family member the opportunity to join free of initiation fee as a thank you for your continued support, as well as a way to share your fine Club with someone new. The program recently has been extended to include those with less than five years of membership. All certificate recipients are afforded the opportunity to join the MAC free of initiation fee (up to a $1,000 value). Please contact Cindy Tangaro, Downtown (314-539-4448) or Julie Kueper, MAC West (314-539-4408) for assistance with the program.
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In celebration of our 15th consecutive year as a Platinum Club of America and in recognition of your outstanding loyalty, the MAC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to give the gift of membership with this Gift Certificate. The bearer of this certificate can join the MAC and pay no initiation fee. Valid July 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2009
THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT
he Club’s fiscal year runs from September 1 through August 31. The third quarter of our 2008-2009 fiscal year ended on May 31, 2009. During the first nine months of our fiscal year, revenue from departmental operations totaled $6,404,681. This total was $751,575 less that plan and $542,179 less that the prior year. Membership dues reached $5,807,520. This total was $341,363 less than plan and $536,897 behind last year. Total resident members in May 2009 stood at 1,758 with total dues-paying members of 2,736; the corresponding totals for May 2008 were 1,956 and 2,985, respectively. We had 1,432 Diamond Club members
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in May 2009, which was 52.3% of the total dues-paying membership; last May’s total was 1,592, or 53.3% of the total dues-paying membership. Unallocated costs have accumulated to $6,120,687 so far this year. This total is $458,472 less than plan and $279,118 less than last year. Net operating cash flow (net income before depreciation) of $171,068 was generated during the first nine months of our fiscal year. This amount was $392,953 less that plan and $518,746 less that last year. Capital expenditures during the first three quarters of our fiscal year totaled $254,013. Of the $254,013 spent so far this year, $183,335 has been spent Downtown and $70,678 has been spent at MAC West. $215,486 of the
$254,013 total came from the Capital Contribution Program. The Club ended the quarter with $116,614 of negative cash on its balance sheet. There was also $132,370 of restricted cash which has been accumulated in connection with the Capital Contribution Program. The line of credit balance at the end of May 2009 was $794,692. At the end of May, the Club had long-term debt of $8,778,136 and MAC Redevelopment Corp., which owns our garage, had long-term debt of $2,186,532 for a total of $10,964,668. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. august 2009
Aviation Club Meeting Downtown
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Duplicate Bridge West
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August programs for Rotary Club of St. Louis: Aug. 6 Aug. 13 Aug. 20
Tad Edwards History of A G Edwards Union Ave. Opera Theatre performance Kevin Demoff, Exec VP of Football Operations, St. Louis Rams Maria Szapszenicz, Holocaust Survivor
Rotary meets at the MAC every Thursday at Noon in the Missouri Room. If you would like to attend any of the Rotary meetings as a guest, call 314-894-1759. Ballroom dance lessons Tuesdays, Aug. 4-25 Taught by professional ballroom dance instructor Lucy Fitzgerald. 7-9:30 p.m. Downtown- Missouri Room $40 inclusive pp, Dance Club Members $45 inclusive pp, Non-Dance Club Members Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.
Mary Poppins at the Fox
Rams Buffet Downtown
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Bridge Night West Rams Buffets The Rams have a new coach and renewed feeling of optimism surrounding the team. A delicious buffet will be served prior to every Rams home game. Make the MAC your pregame destination. Pre-Season Games Friday, Aug. 21 Thursday, Sept. 3 Sportsmanâ€™s Club Dinner Buffet, 5-7 p.m., $25.95 Regular Season Games Sunday, Sept. 27 $23.50 Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. The MAC Golf Classic Monday, Aug. 31 The beautiful Country Club at the Legends will be the backdrop for the second annual MAC Golf Classic. Proceeds benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation. 10:30 a.m. - Registration Noon - Shotgun start 6 p.m. - Reception, dinner, silent and oral auctions Foursome- $1000 ($250 per person) Dinner only- $100 Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.
Erin Bode in the JBG Thursday, Sept. 3 6:30-9:30 p.m. $50 (includes dinner and entertainment) Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. Missouri vs. Illinois Football Game Saturday, Sept. 5 Before catching the Mizzou vs. Illinois Border War Battle in the Edward Jones Dome, fill up on a delicious buffet at the MAC. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Buffet $17.95 Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. MAC Sprint Triathlon Saturday, Sept. 12 All MAC members who enjoy an athletic challenge are invited to participate in the 2nd MAC Triathlon at the West Clubhouse. 6:30 a.m.- Transition Area Opens 7 a.m.- Mandatory Safety Briefing 7:30 a.m.- Race Begins $25- Members $35- Non-Members Call Tonia at 314-539-4453 to register.
Aviation Club Meeting West
Missouri vs. Illinois
Duplicate Bridge West
MAC Sprint Triathlon West
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Bridge Lessons West
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Ballroom Dance Lessons
Ballroom Dance Lessons Tuesdays, Sept. 22- Oct. 20 Taught by professional ballroom dance instructor Lucy Fitzgerald. 7-9:30 p.m. Downtown- Missouri Room $50 inclusive pp, Dance Club Members $56 inclusive pp, Non-Dance Club Members Call 314-539-4402 for reservations. Defense Bridge Lessons Mondays, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26 & Nov. 2, 9 Sharpen your skills and make the game more exciting than ever before. 7-9 p.m. MAC West $120 per person inclusive Call 314-539-4402 for reservations. MAC Broadway Series at the Fox In the Heights Thursday, November 19, 2009 Grease Thursday, January 21, 2010 August: Osage County Thursday, March 11, 2010 Young Frankenstein Thursday, May 20, 2010 Wicked Thursday, June 24, 2010 *Dates Subject to change.
Save the Date Upcoming Events
Oktoberfest Brunch - October 18 Veterans Day Luncheon - November 5 Apollos Fall Concert- November 20 Thanksgiving Brunch- November 29
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 CWCs are open to the general membership and their guests. Apollos Mondays, 7 p.m., Downtown Forever Forever Young Club Young Third Friday of the month, Club 11:30 a.m., West
Reservations for events can be made by calling 314-539-4470 or visiting the MAC Web site at www.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 Grille reservations, call 314-539-4417. • For dining reservations at MAC West, call 314-539-4441.
Military History Club Fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:45 a.m., Downtown Toastmasters Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Business Development Group Third Thursday of the month, 7 a.m. Downtown
To join a CWC or for more information, visit the MAC Web site (www.mac-stl.org) or call 314-539-4402. august 2009
MAC Broadway Series at the Fabulous Fox Make reservations now for the popular MAC Dinner-Theater Outings
reat yourself to the ultimate theater experience with premium tickets to the Fabulous Fox Theatre from the MAC. Planning this evening couldn’t be easier. The Club provides it all from a scrumptious three-course dinner with glass of wine, to the shuttle trip to and from the Fox, to the premium seats. This season’s line-up is filled with award-winning shows. For just $125 per ticket, you can spend a special evening out on the town. Don’t wait to buy your tickets, purchase them now by calling Courtney Freeman at 314-5394402. Typically tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to make your reservations now. In the Heights This 2008 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is a moving, funny and uplifting new show about a community of hard-working
immigrants seeking a better life and trying to find their place – their home – in their new country. Grease Take a trip to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins and T-birds. “Bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again to the tune of your favorite songs. August: Osage County August: Osage County tells the story of the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears. Young Frankenstein This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster--but not without scary and hilarious complications.
Wicked Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.
2009-10 Schedule* In the Heights Thursday, November 19, 2009 Grease Thursday, January 21, 2010 August: Osage County Thursday, March 11, 2010 Young Frankenstein Thursday, May 20, 2010 Wicked Thursday, June 24, 2010 *Dates are subject to change.
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loudy skies and a few rain showers didn’t keep MAC members and their guests from celebrating the Fourth of July at the Club. Both Clubhouses were bustling with action all throughout the day. Members and their guests had a prime spot to get the first view of the 132nd Veiled Prophet Parade. The parade route began right in front of the Downtown Clubhouse and featured colorful floats, marching bands and other attractions. A group of Club members rode atop the MAC float, adorned with a large Cherry Diamond. A breakfast buffet was offered in the Missouri Room, and the Club was also open for lunch and dinner. Out West, the annual pool party was moved indoors due to weather, but this sure didn’t stop the fun. The multisport facility became the headquarters for 4th of July fun. The DJ kept the tunes jamming all day long while kids played carnival games and won tons of cool prizes. A delicious summer barbeque buffet was set up in the Stan Musial Grille to feed the hungry partygoers. While the weather wasn’t ideal, the MAC 4th festivities helped brighten even the cloudiest of days.
A group of MAC members ride the MAC float in the VP Parade.
U.S. Senator “Kit” Bond gets a friendly hello from Fredbird, the Honorary Grand Marshall of the VP Parade.
Governor Tony Daws on the MAC Float with children Molly Kate, Paige and Jack.
Emily and Nick Merlo during the National Anthem that begins the VP Parade.
Megan Sullivan is doused with confetti by her father Mike Sullivan.
Izzie Patritti and Lucy Vahl.
Margy and Mollly Mullen.
Maria Wehrle tries to win a prize at MAC West’s 4th of July party.
Kate, Jack, Betsey and Marty Schwarze enjoy the 4th of July buffet at MAC West. august 2009
FOOTBALL FEASTS Root for the Rams
ootball season is right around the corner, so now is the time to plan on making the MAC your pre-game destination. Led by new head coach Steve Spagnuolo, the Rams will usher in an exciting new era this season. The 2009 campaign kicks off with a couple of preseason games, followed by the regular season opener against Green Bay on Sept. 27. The MAC serves up the best buffet in town and with the location right across the street from the Edward Jones Dome, you can not beat that winning combination. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. The price is $23.50 for Noon games; $25.95 (Aug. 21, Sept. 3, Nov. 22).
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2009 Rams Home Schedule ATLANTA KANSAS CITY GREEN BAY MINNESOTA INDIANAPOLIS NEW ORLEANS ARIZONA SEATTLE HOUSTON SAN FRANCISCO
Erin Bode Back Again
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hether you like Border War Buffet Sat., Sept. 5 to wear black 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and gold or orange and Downtown blue, all are welcome to $17.95 RSVP: 314-539-4470 attend the MAC buffet lunch prior to the Mizzou vs. Illinois Border War football game. Fill up on a delicious lunch before heading to the Edward Jones Dome to cheer on your favorite team. The buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $17.95. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.
embers and guests filled the Jack Buck Grille on Thursday, June 25, to welcome Erin Bode back to the Club. Bode, who is a regular performer at the MAC, crooned sweet ballads throughout the Grille as the audience dined. Some chose to keep the evening more intimate and romantic, while others enjoyed a night out with friends. Bodeâ€™s vocals were a perfect backdrop to an evening in the Grille, which featured a delicious three-course dinner. If you missed Erin Bode in the Grille, make plans to catch her next show at the MAC on Thursday, Sept. 3. For reservations, call 314-539-4470.
Thurs., Sept. 3 6:30-9:30 p.m. JBG, Downtown $50 + gratuity RSVP: 314-539-4470
Judith Hanses and Maureen Werner.
Don and Donna Higdon.
Border War Buffet
Jim and Karla Burch enjoy dinner in the Grille.
Midsummer Classic is a Hit
St. Louis and the MAC roll out the red carpet
aseball’s best city was the ideal host for the 2009 All-Star Game. The national spotlight was turned on St. Louis for the Midsummer Classic. The Gateway City rolled out the red carpet for baseball’s top stars and for visiting fans, including President Obama. The MAC gave members and guests the star treatment throughout the All-Star weekend. The hotel rooms were filled to capacity and the restaurants were bustling with activity. Prior to the game, Cardinals legends, including MAC member Stan “the Man” Musial, were honored. During the game, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had a big rbi hit. The only downer for the home fans was that the National League failed in their bid to win the game for the first time since 1996, as the American League won 4-3.
Ken and Ben Kraus grab a bite to eat in the Jack Buck Grille with Carey and Jonathan Brand before heading to the All-Star Game Festivities.
The Twardowski, Basler and Smith families stop by the Club for a pregame buffet in the Sportsman’s Club.
Jack Buck Grille Temporarily Closing
he Jack Buck Grille will be closed Aug. 17, through Sept. 7, for maintenance and engineering projects. During this closure the Sportsman’s Club will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. The Sportsman’s Bar will be open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The following projects will be completed during the renovation: • Removal and replacement of all carpet in the Jack Buck Grille, Rendezvous Room and Bar Area. • Redesign of all HVAC ducts to better accommodate air flow to alcoves, Ladies Room and Rendezvous Room. • Yearly maintenance and cleaning on hood ductwork and line equipment. • Cleaning of all fabric on dining room chairs. Engineering to touch up all wood as necessary. • Replacement of cage in service bar area with solid wall. Demo wall to allow for fire safety exit door. • Complete preventative maintenance performed on all refrigeration and cooking equipment. • Full Deep Cleaning. • New air handler wall. • Some lighting will be modified or changed as necessary. •Preventative Maintenance on sound and Muzak system.
David, Andrew and Alex Wasinger.
Jay Allgeier, Mark Allgeier, Steve Wittenberger and Adam Wittenberger.
Poolside Fun Poolside Happy Hours
nwind with friends or co-workers poolside at MAC West every Thursday throughout the summer. The MAC poolside happy hour will be offered from 4-7 p.m. and feature brats, barbeque chicken, homemade chips and drink specials. No reservations are required. Stop by to enjoy the beautiful weather, good food, refreshing beverages and fun with friends. Happy Hours 4 – 7 p.m. MAC West pool deck Every Thursday
Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as this project is completed. A new menu will be introduced when the Jack Buck Grille reopens on Sept. 8. Read the next Cherry Diamond for details. august 2009
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1959 Fun Facts
•Minimum wage in U.S. was $1/per hour
n 1959, the minimum wage was $1 and the price of a stamp was four cents. The world has changed a lot since then, but the one thing that has remained the same is the friendships and camaraderie that draws members to the MAC. A half a century ago, six current members of the MAC joined the Club. This summer, the MAC celebrated these members as they entered the 50-year Club. The new inductees are Richard Knight, William Stiehl, Rene Lusser, Richard Nix, Robert Zwart and Jerome Wilkerson. New inductees, guests and 50-year members socialized at a cocktail party before sitting down to a delicious dinner. Following dinner, the new inductees received a gold pin commemorating their 50 years of membership. Congratulations!
• Jan. 3: Alaska becomes the 49th state • Aug. 21: Hawaii becomes the 50th state •Cost of a postage stamp was 4 cents
Ed and Pat Corich.
• Oct. 2: “The Twilight Zone” premieres on CBS • At the annual Toy Fair in New York City, Ruth Handler introduces “Barbie,” a new doll named for her daughter Barbara. Ray Hater, Marilyn Kurrus, Mary Lou Harter and Cliff Kurrus.
• Feb. 2: A plane crash kills Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper - this date becomes known as “The Day the Music Died.” • Jimi Hendrix buys first electric guitar: a White Single pickup Supro Ozark 1560 S
Joyce and Bill Skaggs.
Ann and Thomas O’Toole Sr.
THE MAC EXPERIENCE Letters from MAC Members and Guests
Dear MAC Catering Staff: would like to thank you most sincerely for the way you arranged Eric and Colleen’s wedding rehearsal dinner. You were truly a great pleasure to work with. The tables looked delightful, the food and drinks were fabulous and greatly enjoyed by all our guests. Wayne and I were thrilled with your cooperation and attention to detail. We loved getting to know you and your entire staff. Mary and Thomas in particular were absolutely phenomenal! Thomas was so attentive to us that many of our guests wanted to take him home. He is a true treasure at the MAC. Dan WAS FABULOUS on the microphone and so very gracious. Linda, I also want to thank you for being so gracious and so kind. Chef Bart, you are a superb chef. The presentation and taste was that of the finest of restaurants in the world. You were such a good sport. I knew you would “wow” me with your creativity. You most certainly did! I am still receiving compliments about the presentation and taste. It was a great night for us and which all present will remember in years to come. Our memories were in your hands and you certainly made them the most wonderful possible. We thank each of you. It meant the world to my husband and I. Sincerely, Tammie and Wayne Ormson
Dear MAC Catering: Everything went extremely well for our 18th Annual “Jack Buck Celebrity Night with the Stars & Tony LaRussa” event on Sunday, June 28. You and your staff are consummate professionals, who always go the extra mile to ensure our guests are welcomed and served with a smile. The program was timely, and the food was tasty. We look forward to a dose of the same treatment next year. Sincerely, Barbara Washington, CSEP VP/PR& Special Events Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club
Sign Up for Fall Basketball Leagues
utumn is around the corner. Along with cooler temperatures and changing colors, you can gear up for fall basketball leagues, which begin the week of Sept. 14. Make plans now to play in one of the Club’s three fun-filled leagues. The Open League 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 will shift to MAC West for another
Open League. There are no age restrictions. If you play in a Downtown league, you are welcome to also play in the West league. The MAC basketball leagues are a lot of fun and offer a great workout and camaraderie with fellow members. Participation and the quality of play is at an all-time high. House rules guarantee that every player gets equal playing time. Sign up now to reserve your spot in one of the leagues. To sign up, go to the MAC Web site, www.mac-stl.org. Click the “Athletics” page. The deadline for sign up is Sunday, Aug. 30. For the Open Downtown league, sign-ups will end
after 96 players sign up or Aug. 30, whichever comes first.
North Sweeps South in MAC All-Star Games
ighty of the most talented boys and girls senior soccer players in the St. Louis area capped off their prep careers by playing in the annual MAC All-Star Games at the Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton. Most of the talented players who competed in the showcase games have received collegiate soccer scholarships. For the second consecutive year, the North squads swept the South. In the girls’ game, the North got goals from Ariel Boulicault (Pattonville), Jen Causey (Parkway Central) and Kelly Goehring (Rosati-Kain) en route to a 3-1 victory. Robyn Meesey (Notre Dame) scored the lone goal for the South. The MVPs of the game were North defender Emily Sinovich (Incarnate Word) and South midfielder Paige Nuelle (Kirkwood). In the boys’ game, Brett Humes
(Howell Central) scored in the first half and Andrew Chapman (Zumwalt South) added a goal in the second half for a 2-0 North lead. Peter Vaccaro (Parkway West) had a goal for the South late in the game to break up the shutout. The South MVP was keeper Tommy Campbell (Kennedy) and Humes was the North MVP. Between games, the Steve Krause “12th man” Award for service to soccer was awarded to longtime Kennedy coach Tom Rapp. The Sam Copple Goalkeeper of the Year honors went to John Berner (St. Mary’s) and to Tori Champagne (Duchesne).
Paige Nuelle (Kirkwood) receives the MVP award from MAC President Patrick McCarthy and GM Larry Thompson.
Emily Sinovich (Incarnate Word) receives the MVP award.
John Berner (St. Mary’s) receives the Sam Copple Goalkeeper of the Year award.
Focus on Fitness
Midlife and Massage
By: Mark Friedman, BS, LMT lthough many women regularly visit a massage therapist for stress relief and relaxation, the special challenges of midlife that women experience may respond well to particular benefits of massage for the older female. In midlife many women experience changes in home life, career and their own physiology. All of these can have a bearing on mood, emotions and physical well-being. Some of these changes may be positive and embraced but other changes may be negative, leading to pain and depression. There are compelling scientific reasons why massage may help those who experience the negative impact that midlife may have on them. Dr. Tiffany Field, PhD a professor of Psychology at the University of Miami Medical School, who has researched massages’ effect on the mind and body for over 20 years, feels that massage in midlife can have many positive effects on biochemical agents in the body that affect mood and our perception of pain. Field and other researchers have shown that massage positively affects the body’s production of Cortisol (reducing production of this stress hormone), Serotonin (when in low supply negatively impacts mood and our sense of satisfaction), Substance P (reducing production means a lowered perception of pain), Dopamine (which when in short supply negatively affects balance, coordination, sleep, mood, attention, learning, motivation and reward) and Natural Killer Cells (increasing production plays a major roll in rejection of tumors and cells infected with viruses). “A lot of things happen beneath the skin that are very measurable,” says Dr. Field. One area of increased activity is in the vagal area of the brain. Increased activity of the vagus nerve, one of 12 cranial nerves has been shown to help relieve depression, protect the heart and increase functionality in gastrointestinal and sex organs. Abdominal massage can be a way of resolving negative issues about one’s core. Carole Osborne, a specialist in Pre- and Perinatal Massage says that
midlife women are frequently surprised by abdominal massage’s “gratifying and relieving” effect, when massage is performed with a sense of trust and safety between the therapist and client. Having a healthy coping mechanism at our fingertips, such as massage helps women from being tempted by unhealthy choices. Healthy touch is more than a guilty pleasure, it’s a way to relieve stress and get in touch with your needs at every stage of life. Please call MAC West at 314-539-4433 to schedule your transition to better health.
f you would like a refreshing workout that will help you beat the summer heat, take a dip in the pool at MAC West for a Water Workout. Class sessions are held every Tuesday at 8 a.m. There is no charge to attend for Diamond Club members and $6 for non-Diamond Club members.
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The Bike Run Triathlon Club
ycling enthusiasts are invited to go for a ride with the MAC Bike Run Triathlon Club. In addition to the upcoming sprint Triathlon, this CWC invites you to participate in some other events. Every Sunday at 8 a.m., the group meets for a group bike ride at MAC West. This is a fun group ride and a great way to meet other club members. Everyone is welcome, even if you have never been to another club event. On Sept. 18-20, the group will participate in the Bike Across Missouri Ride. The group is leaving from St. Louis and cycling 80-90 miles per day, until they reach Kansas City where a van will take the exhausted bodies and bikes back to St. Louis. Anyone is welcome to be part of this cross-state trek. Contact Chairwoman Lauren Vasquez (email@example.com, 314443-9554), or the co-chair, Nicole Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-3690200).
The 2nd Annual MAC Sprint Triathlon
he triathlon is among the most challenging athletic competitions as it requires endurance and MAC Sprint Triathlon Saturday, Sept. 12 proficiency in three different sports: swimming, cycling and MAC West $25- Members running. Last year, a mix of $35- Non-members experienced tri-athletes and 6:30 a.m. Transition area opens 7 a.m. - Mandatory safety first-timers participated in briefing the inaugural MAC Sprint 7:30 a.m.- Race Begins Triathlon. Contact Tonia Dieteman at 314On Saturday, Sept. 12, all 539-4453 to register. MAC members who enjoy an athletic challenge are invited to participate in the 2nd MAC Triathlon at the West Clubhouse. The race consists of a 300-yard swim, followed by a 12Did You Know? mile bike ride and concludes with a 3The birth of the modern triathlon mile run. dates back to 1974 in San Diego. Contact Tonia Dieteman at 314Three years later, the first modern 539-4453 if you are interested in long-distance triathlon was the participating. The deadline to register Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. This is Sept. 9. Register by Aug. 21, and you grueling races consists of a 2.4-mile will receive a t-shirt. All members 16 swim, 112-mile bike ride and a and older are welcome to participate. 26.2-mile run. Members who are participating are allowed to bring one guest to compete.
Reduce, Relief, Relax
fter a busy and sometimes stressful morning, an afternoon yoga session can be just what you need to rejuvenate for your afternoon. A new noon yoga session is starting up Monday, Aug. 3, at the Downtown Clubhouse. Yoga will strengthen the body and work muscles that may never have been worked before. It also provides needed relief to such asymmetric activities as racquet sports and golf. For this reason, both women and men can find benefits to taking yoga. The 8-week yoga session is held on Mondays at noon. The cost is $50 for the session or $10 per class. Reservations can be made by calling Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434.
Tennis Tips for Novice Players
By: Kim Steinmetz As the tennis director the Missouri Athletic Club, I see many players who are just now taking up or coming back to the game of tennis. If you are one of these players, the best course of action to get the most out of your game, is to sign up for private lessons. Taking lessons early helps reinforce the correct way to hit the ball and steers you away from bad habits that can creep into your game. If you prefer to get on the court and work on your game on your own, it may be helpful to read the following. Outlined below are the top five mistakes I see made by novice players and ways to avoid or correct these errors. Error: Improper grip. Correction: Place the racquet on the ground. Reach down and pick the racquet up by the grip with your dominant hand. This should give you your forehand grip. The backhand grip is held by placing the racquet in your hand as you would a hammer. Tip: Start with both hands on the racquet. The dominant hand should be
on the grip and the other hand should be on the neck of the racquet to help maneuver the racquet more quickly and accurately. Error: Trying to hit too hard or too soft. Correction: The power you hit on the ball should be approximately 80-85% of the maximum pace you are physically able to put on the ball. Tip: To find the pace that is right for you, next time you go out and hit, try hitting three balls in a row, one with little pace, one with medium pace, and one with a lot of pace. The medium pace is usually where players find themselves hitting their best. This allows you to have a smooth stroke while not sacrificing too much control. Error: Hitting the ball as you are leaning away from the net. This often causes the racquet face to be open and in turn causes the ball to go long. Correction: Always move forward to meet the ball. Tip: To help you do this, position yourself behind the baseline a few feet and when the ball comes always try to contact it before it reaches the baseline.
for the campers each week. At the end, an awards ceremony is held and each he West Clubhouse has been camper takes home a camp certificate. bustling with youth Kids also participated in activities this summer. Kids specialty sports camps. A highly have been participating skilled and encouraging group in weekly specialty sports of instructors led these camps. camps and Camp MAC, More advanced athletes could which kicked off the first work on perfecting their skills and week of June. Camp MAC beginners learned the basics of participants were taught a the game. Camps were offered in variety of sports including racquetball, squash, lacrosse, golf, tennis, racquetball, squash, tennis, soccer, baseball, football, tennis and martial arts. volleyball and cheerleading. Instructors and Club Pros There are still some openings worked with the campers to Natalie Telscher for Camp MAC. This sports camp is teach them skills and rules for kids with many interests and lots and to improve their techniques. of energy. Campers will learn the proper Campers not only had fun, but made skills in a variety of sports including many new friends while at camp. “My tennis, racquetball, squash, basketball, favorite part of camp has been getting soccer, volleyball, marital arts and more. to try out all of the different sports,” Camp meets Monday through Friday, said Marina Riad. Campers were split from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a lunch break into small groups so that the staff could from noon to 1 p.m. for all-day campers work more closely with each camper to only. Call Coach Eric Saxton at 314-539reinforce their strengths and improve 4468 to sign up your child. Available their weaknesses. Coach Eric Saxton weeks are Aug. 3-7, and Aug. 10-14. and the dedicated and enthusiastic counselors have been leading the fun
Error: Trying to take everything with your forehand and avoiding backhands at all cost. Correction: Hit all balls coming to your backhand as backhands! Tip: If you would like more forehands in order to keep the ball in play and to build your confidence, ask your hitting partner to aim his/her shots toward your forehand side. Error: Taking too big of a swing on the volley. Correction: Limit the length of your volley swing to three feet. Tip: Pretend you are using a hammer as you are striking the ball or for kids we will tell them to give the ball a “highfive” with their racquet as they go to hit it.
Summer Sports Action
Marina Riad and Paige Slusser.
Christopher Narishkin receives racquetball instruction from Club pro Ryan Williams.
Swim and Dive Teams Glide Through 2009 Season
he coolest way for many MAC kids to beat the summer heat was by being a part of the MAC Swim and Dive team. Over 200 children swam and dove for the MAC Penguins this season. Swimmers and divers had a fun filled season complete with pizza parties, ice cream socials and a big awards night to wrap up the season. The Red swim team and the dive team competed against other area swim clubs and had a great time all summer. The Blue and White teams practiced everyday and by the end of their season had improved their skills while having a ton of fun. Head Coach Jim Halliburton and Assistant Coach Lauren Fonseca are proud and excited that all swimmers improved their times and strokes and are very pleased with all of the swimmers hard work and dedication this season. Coach Meisenger would also like to commend all the divers on their hard work throughout the summer. The coaches, swimmers and divers would like to thank all of the parents for helping make this season possible. Without their support and assistance the season couldn’t have been so much fun! Look for season results and awards banquet coverage in the September Cherry Diamond.
Lorenzo Petralia, Daniel Kacmarek, TJ Halliburton and Connor Bryant.
Sydney Scott, Jenna Galakatos and Erin Galakatos keep cool at a swim meet at MAC West. Meg Peterson
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couple of MAC swimmers had strong performances at the St. Louis Senior Olympics. Jim Halliburton, MAC Swim Coach and a 2009 inductee of the MAC Hall of Fame, won 11 gold medals and set 11 meet records. Club member Mike Sappington captured four silver and three bronze medals.
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Chaminade College Preparatory School, an independent, Catholic day and resident school, sponsored by the Marianist Province of the United States, is dedicated to cultivating the inherent gifts, skills and talents of young men in grades 6 through 12 so that they are prepared for success in college and life. This is accomplished through an emphasis on formation in faith; providing an integral, quality education; educating in family spirit; educating for service, justice and peace; and educating for adaptation and change.” Email @ chaminade-stl.com “Chaminade is divided into 5 houses, each represented by a different color.” Photo: Claudia Gruchalla
ounded in 1833, Visitation Academy is a private Catholic school for 2-yearolds through grade 12. Visitation offers a coeducational Montessori preschool program, the only all-girls school for grades one to six in St. Louis, and a six-year college preparatory curriculum for girls in grades seven through 12. Based on the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, the challenging academic program encourages independent thinking, confidence and compassion. Graduates are prepared not only for college, but also for life. An After Care Program is offered for full-time three-year-olds through grade 6, until 6:30 p.m. Financial Aid is available.
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BC High School is a Catholic, college prep high school preparing young men of diverse academic, social, religious and economic backgrounds for college and life. Our faith-filled community provides a Christian education, developing young men academically, spiritually and morally, in reverent awareness of the holy presence of God. Our mission remains faithful to the Gospel and the charism of Saint John Baptist de La Salle - educational service to the poor and salvation of all.
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St. Louis Priory School
aint Louis Priory School is a faith-centered, Catholic, independent day school for boys in grades seven through twelve offering one of the strongest college preparatory programs in the area. The school seeks to ground young men in the knowledge and practice of the Roman Catholic faith, supported by the highest percentage of religious teaching faculty of any Catholic high school in Saint Louis.
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Put Some Spring into Your Step
et ready to hit the dance floor and start perfecting your moves. A new four-week session of ballroom dance lessons will begin at the Downtown Dance Clubhouse on Tuesday, Aug. 4. If you miss that, a five-week session will be held Club beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22. Whether you or your spouse are looking for a new interest to share or need to learn a few moves for your first dance or you just enjoy hitting the dance floor, lessons at the MAC are fun and enjoyable for everyone. It does not matter if you have two left feet or are a dance pro, lessons can fit anyone’s skill level. Professional dance instructor Lucy Fitzgerald personalizes the experience for each couple. The dances are broken down into short step sequences making it easier to learn the dance as a whole. Dance lessons are a great way to meet new friends at the Club and spend quality time with your dance partner. The four-week session beginning Aug. 4, costs $40/person for Dance Club members and $45/person for non-Dance Club members. The five-week session beginning Sept. 22, costs $50/person for Dance Club member and $56/person for non-Dance Club members. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Courtney Freeman at 314-539-4402. Whether you take the lessons or not, all MAC members are invited to attend a wonderful evening in the Missouri Room at the Fall Dinner Dance on Friday, Oct. 2. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.
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Standard ballroom dances have diverse origins, rhythms, tempos and aesthetics, but have one thing in common: they are all danced by a couple in ‘Closed Hold,’ maintaining five areas of contact between the partners while performing all the figures of the dances.
Single Malt Whisky Tasting
he Single Malt Whisky Society kicked off their inaugural meeting with a scotch tasting in the Art Lounge. A group of nearly 50 members gathered to find out what the new CWC is all about. The meeting featured whisky historian and author Bill Meyers, who delivered an interesting introduction to single malt whisky. Meyers holds a collection of over one thousand bottles. Following Meyers Bill Meyers presentation, the group sampled four different selections of scotch. Be sure to check the Cherry Diamond and Buffet for future Single Malt Whisky Society events. If you are interested in joining the Singe Malt Whisky Society, contact Courtney Freeman at 314539-4402.
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Attendees sampled four different selections of scotch.
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A Night at Anthony’s “My vision for this Wine and Dine Fri., Sept. 11 event is to allow this 6:30 p.m. A Night at Anthony’s legend of the St. Downtown he MAC Wine Society continues $100 per person Louis culinary world to offer some unique events Reservations: to showcase some 539-4470 for connoisseurs. Executive Sous of his dishes from Chef Matthew Unger and Kelly Anthony’s and pair Sarlone presented “Food and them with wines from his portfolio,” Wine Pairing: At the Chef ’s Table” said Matthew Unger, MAC Executive ���������������������� in the kitchen at the Downtown Wine Society Sous Chef. “A Night at Anthony’s” Clubhouse. A special threewill be held in the Art Lounge at the course dinner was prepared for Downtown Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. The Wine Society members, where they four-course dinner is $100 per person. were shown ingredients and described Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. techniques before enjoying each course. Chef Unger also paired and explained specific wines to enjoy with each course. Each attendee received a copy of all recipes and tasting sheets on the wines. Make plans now to attend the next great Wine Society event, “A Night at Anthony’s,” on Friday, Sept. 11. This event is a special opportunity for any member who enjoyed the privilege of dining at Tony Bommarito’s The Wine Society held a round table discussion restaurant, Anthony’s. Unfortunately, in the Downtown kitchen where Chef Matthew Mr. Bommarito closed the doors in Unger spoke about pairing food and wines while 1991. He now owns and runs a wine preparing dinner. distributor, A.Bommarito Wines.
Lunch and Tour Group
This summer, the MAC Lunch and Tour Group journeyed to Kimmswick for an enjoyable day trip. The group has taken July and August off, but has planned some exciting things for September through December. On Friday, Sept. 11, the group will tour the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and Grant’s Farm. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the group will go to PI restaurant in the Loop to try the pizza made famous by President Obama. After lunch, it is on to a tour of the Craft Alliance followed by dessert at Fitz’s. On Thursday, Nov. 12, the Lunch and Tour group will travel to St. Charles for lunch at “Tony On Main Street.” The trip will also include shopping along Main Street. On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the group will head out at night for a bus tour of St. Louis Christmas lights from the Dream House and Tea Room with dessert afterwards. If you have never attended a Lunch and Tour Group outing you are invited to join in the fun and bring a guest. For more details or to sign up for any of the upcoming events, call or email Marie Salter (314-567-5976, pphred@swbell. net), Mary Lou Lenkman 314-849-2056, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eileen Hulsey The MAC Lunch and Tour group recently took a trip to Kimmswick. Make plans to attend (314-966-8834, email@example.com) some of their upcoming outings.
Meeting he Aviation Club Tues., Aug. 4 recently held their 11:30 a.m. monthly meeting at MAC Downtown West. The group had an interesting discussion with guest speaker Peter Sudekum, President of St. Louis Aircraft Sales. Peter spoke about aircraft ownership and the current state of the general aviation market. He recommends aircraft owners and those contemplating purchasing an Peter Sudekum aircraft to obtain a copy of a book titled “Aircraft Ownership, A Legal and Tax Guide,” by Raymond Speciale. The book is an excellent resource for aircraft owners. Of special interest was the discussion of upgrades of aircraft verses upgrading for a newer aircraft with the more advanced avionics. Sudekum said in today’s market, one is often much better off purchasing a newer aircraft. The next Aviation Club meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Downtown Clubhouse at 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Ken Maynard, who will discuss insurance for aircraft owners and non-owners. If you are interested in joining the Aviation Club or have any questions regarding any upcoming events, please contact chairpersons Gloria Bahn, 314660-0508 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Woody Gray, 618-558-7650 or woody. email@example.com.
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M.A.C. Bridge Club
By: Peter Fuerst Bridge Club Chairman he Bridge Club is a very congenial group of people, who in addition to enjoying each other’s company at the bridge table, quite often get together for dinner prior to the game in the Stan Musial Grill. Our group has all levels of bridge experience and talent. We meet twice a month. One session is Chicago style bridge and although it is not mandatory, we encourage people to come with a partner. The other session is duplicate where it is mandatory to bring a partner. If a member has problems finding a partner, they are encouraged to call Courtney Freeman at 314-539-4402 or myself to see if we can help. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends by 9:30 p.m. in the Card Room at MAC West. The duplicate game is usually the first or second Tuesday of the month and party bridge is the last Tuesday of the month. On Mondays, beginning Sept. 14, Linda Powers, a Silver Life Master in Bridge, will be teaching defense bridge at MAC West. This is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills and make the game more exciting than ever before. Lessons sessions will be held on Mondays, 7 - 9 p.m., Sept. 14 through Nov. 14 (excluding Oct. 12). Lessons are $120 per person. Call Courtney at 314539-4402. There is a yearly fee of $15 for regular members, but there is no fee for the first one or two sessions for anyone who wants to try the group out without committing to join.
Forever Young Club Hits the Hoosier Heartland
group of Forever Young Club members took a weekend trip to Indiana over the Fourth of July weekend. The group visited the auto museums at Auburn and the Amish area near Nappannee. They had an outdoor cookout at Heritage Farms. In the evening, the group feasted on a gourmet dinner at Joseph Decuis restaurant. Their trip concluded with a patriotic Independence Day concert by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra at Roanoke. Look for details in the Cherry Diamond about the Forever Young Club’s next trip to Branson in November.
The group took a wagon ride at Heritage Farms.
Mary Catherine and Bill Zielinski enjoy lunch at the Amish restaurant with Marilyn and Bill Ells. Marian Hammer pets a cow at Heritage Farms.
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MAC Women Rocked the Walk By: Cindy Tangaro, Membership Recruitment Executive he weather was perfect on the morning of Saturday, June 13, when the first ever MAC team joined thousands of supporters to “Race for the Cure.” Ann Schwarz and Susan McCarthy graciously co-captained the MAC Women Team and led 70 teammates who, at last count, raised $2,400 to achieve 92% of the team’s fundraising goal. Members and guests arrived at the Downtown Clubhouse bright and early! Bus service from MAC West was provided. They were treated to a sea of pink décor in the Art Lounge accompanied by a scrumptious continental breakfast, which included smoothies, fresh fruit, Danishes, an assortment of bagels and special pink pastries, coffee and fresh juices before being transported to the race start line. The Pro Shop was even open in the Art Lounge for those special “pink purchases!” Attendance prizes were held, and some lucky team members walked away with great prizes! Be sure to join Susan McCarthy and next year’s co-captain when MAC Women Rock the Walk 2010!
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Through the Years 1906 On Saturday, Aug. 25, the MAC hosted the first-ever 10-mile Mississippi River swim. R.O. Weber won the inaugural race. The event was popular for many years and attracted some of the top swimmers from across the country. 1913 Another new competition, the MAC gunshot, was introduced at the Club. Standouts were Eberhard Anheuser, Frank Ford and William Geller. 1926 The Club unveiled a spectacular card room on the 10th floor. At the time, bridge was the most popular card game at the MAC. Over the years, the room was the site of small games and big tournaments alike. 1937 On Aug. 16, at a special meeting of the Board, a commitment was made for the Club to launch the most expensive 28
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New! on the Web Hit the links and support your Club at the second annual MAC Golf Classic. The tournament at the Legends Country Club benefits the MAC Preservation Foundation. Details and a sign-up sheet can be found online.
Overnight Guest Rooms
hen family, friends or business associates are in town visiting this summer, book them a room at your home away from home, the MAC. Overnight guest rooms at the MAC are modern, spacious, affordable and convenient for your guests. Your guest will receive the same attention and care you receive daily as a member. All overnight guests are treated to a complimentary daily newspaper, full use of the athletic facilities, coffee and a coffee pot and wireless internet access. The MAC offers your guests three distinct dining locations ranging from a casual bar and grill to a fine dining experience in the formal dining room. The Club is within walking distance of America’s Center, the Edward Jones Dome, Metro link, Laclede’s Landing, the Washington Avenue Entertainment District and the Downtown Business District, so your guests will have plenty to entertain themselves with. You can find information on overnight guest rooms by visiting the MAC website. Guest room information is located under the “Other Services” header on the front page of the website. Once on the “Other Services” page, click on the “Guest Rooms” heading on the side bar. To reserve a guest room, contact Toni Atchison at 314-539-4443.
improvement in the twenty-one year history of the clubhouse. More than $60,000 was allocated for the airconditioning of the lobby, main dining room, ballroom and the third floor dining rooms. The “stuffiness” of the ballroom was a common complaint, particularly on boxing nights or dances that would attract as many as 800 people. 1947 Hundreds of Club members journeyed to Spring Forest Resort, near Maxville, Mo., for a summer picnic. Spring Forest proved to be an ideal location with a swimming pool and grounds widely scattered to carry many games at a time, including horse-show pitching, volleyball, baseball and card games. Members feasted on a delicious dinner featuring fried chicken, frog legs, hamburgers, salads and corn on the cob. The German Band, Mickey’s Hayshakers, provided the musical entertainment while members enjoyed a lot of cold beer.
1970 On Aug. 5, the Club’s young Junior members gathered at the Club for dinner before boarding a bus headed for the Mississippi River Festival on the campus of SIU-Edwardsville. They went to see folk singer Judy Collins perform. 1993 More than 400 people filled the Missouri Room for Circus Night at the MAC featuring carnival games, face painting and food. Following the festivities, everybody gathered in front of the clubhouse to catch the Shriners Circus parade.
Mickey’s Hayshakers in 1947.
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KURZ, MARK, (Susan); Boyle Brasher, 5000 W. Main, Belleville, IL 62226, 618-277-9000; Res. 29 Cheyenne Ct., Glendale, MO, 63122, 314-918-8802 MCKINNEY, LEON, (Joan); McKinney Associates, 1756 Stifel Lane Dr., Town & Country, MO 63017, 314-514-1352; Res. 1756 Stifel Lane Dr., Town & Country, MO, 63017, 314-514-1363 MERENDA, NATALIE; The Picture People, St. Louis, MO, 314-966-0341; Res. 455 Cheshire Farm Ln., St. Louis, MO, 63141, 314-576-6164 MOHAN, SEAN, (Michaela); Strategic Sales Systems, 1215 Fern Ridge Pkwy, Ste 120, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-225-2025; Res. 358 Dickson St., Kirkwood, MO, 63122, 314-394-8225 NETTEMEYER, MICHAEL; The Nett Group, LLC, 3637 Ohio Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118, 314-761-4057; Res. 3637 Ohio Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63118, 314-7614057 O’BRIEN, JAMES, (Terry); Res. 3051 Thornbury Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63131, 314-996-000 REDMON, EDWARD, (Kristen); Young Tiger Consultants, LLC, 1257 Elisabeth Dr., O’Fallon, IL 62269, 618-622-9030; Res. 1257 Elisabeth Dr., O’Fallon, IL, 62269, 618-622-9030
RITI, ROBERT; Smith & Nephew; Res. 4155 Olive, St. Louis, MO, 63108, 314255-4441 RUSH, DEBORAH, (Martin); Thompson Coburn, LLP, One U.S. Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101, 314-552-6193; Res. 20 Wydown Terrace, Clayton, MO, 63105, 314-863-8307 SLATER, TIMOTHY, (Sheila); New Horizons, 2122 Kratky Rd., Ste 200, St. Louis, MO 63114, 314-429-3311; Res. 1060 Catalpa, O’Fallon, IL, 62269, 618624-0813 SOKOLICH, RACHEL, (Mathew) Ladue News, 8811 Ladue Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124, 314-269-8811; Res. 953 Glenbrook Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63122, 314-822-0003 WALLACE, KELLY, (Mark); Business, 923 Town & Country Estates Ct., St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-490-3369; Res. 923 Town & Country Estates Ct., St. Louis, MO, 63141, 314-872-9189 ZERBAN, STACEY, (Scott); Communicare Health Services, 9350 Green Park Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123, 314-845-0900; Res. 2613 Elmwood Ct., Columbia, IL, 62236, 314-941-2336
By-Law Amendments Pass
he voting on the proposed By-law amendments concluded on Friday, May 29, 2009. Only those ballots received by 4 p.m. on May 29, 2009, were included in the count. Of the 2,626 members eligible to vote, a total of 676 ballots were cast, 9 of which were voided because of an irregularity such as received after the deadline or missing signature. The results were as follows: ARTICLE III Section 3.8
ARTICLE VII Section 7.6
ARTICLE VIII Section 8.2
ARTICLE X Section 10.5
Total Valid Votes
ARTICLE III, Sec. 3.8 To indicate that members on leave-of-absence are responsible for paying the capital contribution and other fees and assessment payments approved by the membership or the Board of Governors, in addition to the capital fee, when they return to active status. ARTICLE VII, Sec. 7.6 To allow more latitude with respect to the definition of the role of the CPA firm in the annual election. ARTICLE VIII, Sec. 8.2 To allow more flexibility with respect to the placing of a mortgage on or sale of the real estate on the west side of the downtown clubhouse so that the Board may act expeditiously to take advantage of opportunities that may be in the best interests of the Club. ARTICLE X, Sec. 10.5 To redefine the purpose and activities of the House Committee. august 2009
�������� Saint Louis University Law School graduates John King, John McCartney, Dick Hughes, Hank Luepke, Don Gunn and Charles Hamilton get together for lunch in the Sportsman’s Club.
Ev Shearburn selects a scotch to sample at the Single Malt Whisky Society Tasting.
Sarah Dolan, Maggie Boveri, Hadley Bannister, Brooke Wright and Mary Vollmar hang out on the lawn at an MAC swim meet at West.
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Robert Panke was the featured speaker at the June Military History Club meeting. Panke spoke to the group about air combat in Vietnam.
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Peter Fuerst, Tom Patterson, Ed Schwarz and Carl Bolz play duplicate bridge at MAC West.
John and Jennifer Salter enjoy a delicious pre-game buffet before heading to the All-Star game festivities.
Lucie Patritti anxiously awaits her turn to win a prize in a carnival game at the MAC West 4th of July pool party.
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Beth Hackett, Ann Schwarz, Cindy Tangaro and Kristin Powell prepare to Rock the Walk at the Komen Race for the Cure.
Will Kacmarek and Joseph Bannister at a swim meet at MAC West.
Jack and John Furla in the Sportsman’s Club in front of the Furla Cup, named for the renowned St. Louis runner and presented to the winner of the St. Louis Marathon.
The Bucholz family celebrate Father’s Day with brunch at the MAC.
Michelle Corey, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau, was the featured speaker at the June Forever Young Club meeting.
Kurt and Brenda Warner were the featured guests on KMOX Radio’s “Fontbonne Book of the Month Club” show live from the Missouri Room.
Members enjoyed an evening movie from the coolest seat in town, the MAC West pool, at the Dive-In Movie.
�������������� This month: Matthew Mitas Matthew was shooting hoops in the Downtown gym. He has been a member since 1993. 1. How do you get the most out of the MAC? “I am always using the athletic facilities, and I occasionally dine at the Club.” 2. What is your favorite MAC moment? “My favorite memories have been shooting hoops with Dollar Bill Bradley and lifting weights with Jackie Smith.” 3. What do you do in your free time? “I enjoy reading.” 4. What is the best vacation you have ever been on? “My best vacation was to Rome.” 5. Why did you ﬁrst join the MAC? “I primarily joined to use the athletic facilities. I also joined for the social aspects.”