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Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 December 2012 CHERRY DIAMOND STAFF Publisher - Joel L. Karsten Director of Communications - James M. Wilson Graphic Designer - Diane Rackovan Communications Assistant - Kelly Barbour

Jack Buck Awards & MAC Hermann Trophy 20

It’s sports banquet season at the MAC. See some of the biggest names in sports at the Jack Buck awards on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Collegiate soccer stars will be at the Club on Friday, Jan. 11 for the MAC Hermann Trophy banquet.

General Manager - Wallace L. Smith

To advertise, call 314-539-4488 or e-mail: The Cherry Diamond Vol. 106/No. 10 (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.


10 Christmas Celebrations 11 Holiday Gift Guide 14 Ring in the New Year 19 Platinum Business Partners 21 Veteran’s Day Commemoration 24 Trunk-R-Treat 29 The MAC Goes Platinum

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Get your favorite glitzy dress and tuxedo ready for the second annual Gala Dinner and Auction. The Gala will be held in the beautiful Missouri Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 26. Mingle with fellow members, dine on a fantastic dinner and take home some elaborate items. The Gala proceeds will benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation.



4 New Members 5 The President’s Column 6 Calendar 12 From the General Manager’s Desk 13 MAC Hospitality 15 Fitness 17 Athletics 22 Clubs Within the Club 25 Club News 30 Snapshots


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Raised for charity at the CSC Tennis Exhibition.

Consecutive times the MAC has been designated a Platinum Club of America. Members are Platinum Partners.

Governors could be cooking you dinner! See page 8 for details. Members will be inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame on March 1.



New Members

Welcome, New MAC Members! Arvola, Clay: Lockton Companies, Three CityPlace Drive, Ste. 900, St. Louis MO 63101, 314-812-3806; Res. 1114 Lucas Ave., #505, St. Louis MO 63101, 618-830-5161 Bahn, Christian W.: The Hagemeister Law Firm, LLC, 13321 N. Outer Forty Dr., Ste. 300, Town & Country MO 63017, 314-878-4300; Res. 9041 N. Swan Circle, St. Louis MO 63144-1142, 314-223-7938 Garlich, Christopher: Garlich Printing Co., 525 Rudder Rd., Fenton MO 63026, 636-349-8000; Res. 7720 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis MO 63130, 314-472-9470

Consider giving your adult children the best gift of all‌ an MAC membership.

A gift for the entire family to enjoy! Children and grandchildren are Legacy members and pay no initiation fee. Platinum Partnership reduces dues for both!



Katt, Jared P. (Allison): Chelar Tool & Die, 11 N. Florida Ave., Belleville IL 62221, 618-234-6550; Res. 95 Red Coach Lane, Troy IL 62294, 618-604-2006 Moehn, Michael L. (Lisa Nielsen): Ameren Missouri, 1901 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis MO 63103, 314-554-4418; Res. 31 Logan Rd., Alton IL 62002, 618-465-6817 Moorehouse, Brett (Jennifer): Ranken Jordan, 11365 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights MO 63043, 314-827-6411; Res. 408 Newport Ave., St. Louis MO 63119, 314-968-3587 Pack, Jordan K.: Hesse Martone, PC, 1650 Des Peres Rd., Ste 200, St. Louis MO 63131, 314-862-0300; Res. 1209 Washington Ave., #611, St. Louis MO 63103, 316-461-4863 Schulte, Scott E. (Tara): Lockton Companies, 3 CityPlace Dr. #900, St. Louis MO 63141, 314-707-9997; Res. 1300 S. Geyer Rd., St. Louis MO 63122, 314-580-0859

Singh, Inderjit (Toniya): IJ Singh MD FACP LLC, 11155 Dunn Rd., St. Louis MO 63136, 314-607-5131; Res. 13441 Mason Grove Lane, St. Louis MO 63131, 314-394-0614

Thanks to the following members for sponsoring new members to the Club. Gloria Bahn Mike Carlson Tim Engelmeyer Brad Garlich Greg Garlich Larry Hale Margaret May Dan McAlone David Wakeman Pete Yannakakis

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.

Platinum Partnership Missouri Athletic Club

More than 276 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 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). To find out how you can begin receiving reduced dues and added benefits through the enhanced Platinum Partnership offering, Call Patti Cundiff at 314-539-4429 or Julie Kueper at 314-539-4408.

“Who we are” ... when you log on to the MAC website ( the first thing you read is: “In 1903, a St. Louis institution was born. Since its inception, the Missouri Athletic Club has endured and thrived by remaining committed to the vision of the original founders: to be the premier athletic, social and dining club for business, professional and civic leaders and their families in the St. Louis area.” I am pleased to report that the MAC recently received an important affirmation - that the Club continues to meet the lofty goals set by the gentlemen who formed our Club more than a century ago. The MAC has once again been awarded the Platinum Club of America award. The honor recognizes the MAC as one of the top private clubs in the United States. Out of 5,000 private clubs nationwide, we are ranked in the top 4%. There are five key categories that make up this ranking: 1. Quality of Membership 2. Tradition & Culture 3. Amenities 4. Governance 5. Quality of Management and Staff. The combined efforts of members, staff and the Board should be congratulated! The award is presented by Club Leaders Forum every three years. This marks the fifth consecutive time the MAC has received this prestigious award. We all should be proud to be members of the MAC! Now is the perfect time to show off your Club to potential members in your family, business and social circles. This type of recognizable honor does not happen overnight. The efforts of long-standing members, like yourselves, are instrumental in these results. A big reason the Club has endured and thrived for so long is that there is a long tradition of keeping what works well, while identifying areas that need to be improved in order to enhance the experience for current members, and help attract new members: That is why we recently conducted a member survey. It was an opportunity to evaluate how we are doing, and identify areas of improvement. The feedback you provided will be instrumental


as we chart the course for the future direction of the MAC. Long Range Planning Chairman Chris Michalak will be meeting with his committee and General Manager Wally Smith, to start a game plan for the key takeaways from the survey. In the survey, the two highest-rated reasons you stated for joining the MAC are Fitness and Dining. It is funny how little things have changed in 109-years, since the founding members first came up with the reasons to start the MAC. Simply stated, our capital expenditures and key staff hires should focus on improving these two main areas. Some recent staff additions have helped these departments. Chef Grant Higgs is leading our West dining operation. In athletics, Fitness Director Lisa Tennenbaum, Sports Specific Clinics/ Workouts Coordinator (tailored to specific sports) Paul Helfrich and Jr. Tennis Director Kenny Powell have strengthened our team at West. There have also been a couple of key hires Downtown. Zach Freeman will lead our overnight room sales efforts, and Diane Rackovan has been brought on board to help our communications and marketing efforts. A few of the areas identified for improvements were continuing to upgrade fitness equipment and work out areas at both of our locations, plus Bar/ Dining Facilities at West. Also, enhanced communication from Club management to membership was also an area you asked for improvement. I hope you find General Manager Wally Smith’s monthly Cherry Diamond column, which provides the operations perspective, to be helpful. I know my fellow Board members are ready to hear from all members. When you see us around either of our great locations, feel free to give us your feedback on how to make our Club an even better place. We didn’t become a Platinum Club by resting on our laurels. The By-Law amendment ending Life Dues for Past Presidents recently passed by our membership (see results on page 23). Please thank the 33 Past Presidents next time you see them for their leadership and dedication to the MAC. These Past

President’s Column

President’s Column Presidents were given this Life Membership by the members after their year of service as President of the Club. This group should not be perceived as having asked for a free handout, but as a recipient of long-standing tradition that was given by the members. The current membership has voted to no longer give Life Dues. Please understand and realize this should not reflect negatively on the any Past Presidents, personally, from this past gift of service from the membership. The Past Presidents continue to support the Club financially, and by giving their time to the Heritage Foundation, Preservation Foundation and various committees. Finally, this month’s magazine cover featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus is not only intended to draw attention to the holiday season, but also to put the spotlight on an important Club event. Recently, I mailed each member a letter highlighting the second annual Gala Dinner and Auction on Jan. 26, 2013. Please consider your donations for the silent and live auction items that fellow members will enjoy bidding on. Also, please consider what sponsorship levels you or your business will contribute for this first-class evening at the MAC. Tables are starting to fill up, so don’t get left out in the dark for this “Bright Lights” event. Eighty percent of the monies raised will help with the needed capital items I mentioned earlier, along with others deemed priorities by staff and the Board. The remaining 20 percent will be allocated to the MAC Children’s Charity Foundation and the Preservation Foundation which helps to maintain our Downtown Clubhouse’s infrastructure needs. I invite you and your family to share a happy holiday season with your friends at the MAC. From the spectacular Christmas tree and decorations in the lobby of the Downtown Clubhouse, to the traditional family events, a visit to the MAC during Christmas and the New Year is always memorable! Stay connected to your Club, where camaraderie is experienced and relationships are forged.


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

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

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

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Holiday Brunch West



24 Downtown 25 Christmas 31 30 Christmas Day Eve New Dinner Dinner Year’s Downtown Eve

Breakfast with Santa

Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15 Santa is coming to the MAC! All good little girls and boys will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, sing Christmas songs with the Apollo’s and be entertained with children’s activities. Choose from Saturday, Dec. 8 or 15, but call soon as this event sold out last year. 8:30 - 11 a.m. 9:15 a.m. – Santa Arrives Adults - $25.95 Children 3 & older - $13.95 Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

FYC Travel presents ‘Adventures West’ - SOLD OUT Saturday, Dec. 8 An evening of elegant dining, and an opportunity to meet West Clubhouse Chef Grant Higgs. 6:30 p.m. - Reception (Signature Bar) 7:30 p.m. - Dinner Open to all members and guests Coat and Tie Required $40, inclusive West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.




MAC Bourbon Tasting Downtown

MAC Happy Hour Downtown

Jack Buck Awards

Wednesday, Dec. 11 Since Jack Buck helped establish the event in 1970, the MAC has been home to the premier sports banquet in St. Louis. Make reservations now, before it sells out! 6 p.m. - Cocktails 6:45 p.m. - Dinner 8 p.m. - Program $125, inclusive Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Family Night with Santa

Friday, Dec. 14 Enjoy all of your family night buffet favorites, and a visit from Santa! 5:45 and 7:15 p.m. – Seatings Adults - $21.95 Children (Ages 3 - 12) - $12.95 Children 3 & under – Gratis West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4441 for reservations.



Family Night with Santa West


Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Holiday Brunch

Sunday, Dec. 23 Enjoy a delicious brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus, family and friends at West. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adults - $30 Children (Ages 6 - 12) - $14 Children 6 & under – Gratis West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4441 for reservations.

Bourbon Tasting

Thursday, Dec. 13 Enjoy tastings and presentations by Dan Gardner for Four Roses and Britt Chavanne for Small Batch from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. 6:30 p.m. – Cash/Signature Bar 7 p.m. – Presentation and Tasting $32, inclusive for WFSC Members $35, inclusive for non-WFSC Members Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Happy Hour

Thursday, Dec. 20 4 – 8 p.m. Free of Charge Downtown Clubhouse Reservations are not required.








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26 Cherry Diamond Gala and Auction Downtown






NYE for the Family at West

Monday, Dec. 31 • 6 p.m. Adults - $30 Children 4 – 12 - $15 West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

NYE Dinner in the Jack Buck Grill Monday, Dec. 31 • 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. $50 Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4417 for reservations.

New Year’s Brunch

Tuesday, Jan. 1 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. St. Louis’ best New Year’s celebration is here in your Club. $23.50 Missouri Room, Downtown Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

2nd Annual Gala Dinner & Auction

Saturday, Jan. 26 The Auction will help raise necessary funds for the Club. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the MAC Charitable Society for Children and the MAC Preservation Foundation. 5 p.m. – Cocktails and Silent Auction 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Oral Auction Dinner and Auction - $125, inclusive Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet Friday, Jan. 11 The MAC annually presents college soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy to the top male and female players in the country. The award has honored soccer legends Mia Hamm, Kristin Lilly and Alexi Lalas. 5:45 p.m. - Press Conference (Cocktails) 7 p.m. - Dinner 8 p.m. - Program $60, inclusive Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4430 for reservations.

Broadway Series at the Fox 2012-2013 Schedule

Priscilla Queen Of The DesertThursday, Feb. 7, 2013 The Book Of Mormon (SOLD OUT)Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 War Horse-ThursdayMarch 21, 2013 Million Dollar QuartetThursday, May 2, 2013 Anything Goes (SOLD OUT)Thursday, June 6, 2013 Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.

Save the Date

Upcoming Events New Year’s Eve Brunch - Jan. 1 Hermann Trophy - Jan. 11 Gala Auction & Dinner - Jan. 26 Valentine’s Ball - Feb. 9 • Reservations for events can be made

by calling 314-539-4470 or visiting the MAC website (

• 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 314-539-4417.

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



Shine at the Second Annual

Gala Dinner and Auction

Get your favorite glitzy dress and tuxedo ready for the

second annual Gala Dinner and Auction. The Gala will be held in the beautiful Missouri Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 26. Mingle with fellow members, dine on a fantastic dinner and take home some elaborate items. Members will have the opportunity to bid on elaborate baskets, trips and other fabulous items during a silent and live auction. The Gala proceeds will benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation.

The auction and sponsorship deadline is Friday, Dec. 28. Donation and sponsorship forms can be found on the Gala page under the Social section of the MAC website ( For more information on the Gala webpage, see page 28.

Live Auction Items • Five-course gourmet dinner for six people with appropriate wine and cocktails at the home of Cicardi and Susan Bruce overlooking the Missouri River Valley in Chesterfield. • Seven-night stay in a luxurious condominium in Steamboat Springs, Colo. • Enjoy weekend lodging for three nights by Lake Michigan at the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor, Mich. • Handcrafted Humidor • Under-Counter Refrigerator Dual-Tap Beverage Dispenser • VIP Season Parking for 2013 Cardinals’ Home Games

Dinner On US!

Your Board of Governors Class of 2015 will cook and

serve a complete dinner for 12 at your home including salad, first course, main course, dessert and fine red and white wines, with a menu of your choosing.

Chef Salter is renowned for his culinary expertise on the grill, but has no fewer than 100 cookbooks at home, so feel free to push his limits! Fine Wines are already selected from the MAC cellars. If there’s a piano available, background ivory tickling can be arranged at the hands of Governor Kim DeMotte. Governor Dean Eggerding can be cajoled into ballroom dance lessons, and Governor Noce can engage you in historic tales of military history and public transportation in St. Louis. AND, under the watchful eye of chief bottle washer Governor Greg Beekman, your home will be returned to you in the condition it was discovered (unless he’s been engaged to teach basketball skills to your young ones… which case the piano player or the dancer or the Military/ Mass Transportation Historian will replace him). And FEAR NOT! Should any of these fine gentlemen not be adequately equipped for this adventure, their WIVES will accompany them to make certain they perform as advertised! So, enjoy this evening of frivolity, food and fun with your Board of Governors Class of 2015 - at your service!

To donate to the Gala Auction,

contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402 or print a donation form from the MAC website. Gala tickets must be purchased by Friday, Jan. 18.

Governors John Salter, Dean Eggerding, John Noce, Kim DeMotte and Greg Beekman will cook a gourmet dinner. 8



lans are underway for the second annual Gala Dinner and Auction. A lot of great items have been donated, but more are needed to help make this important event a success. Consider whether you or your business can participate in sponsoring the event, or what you can donate to the Club that other members would want to bid on. Below are details pertaining to sponsorship and donation opportunities.

• Saturday, January 26, 2013 • Downtown Clubhouse

• Cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner and Live Auction • Raising funds for Club improvements • A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the MAC Charitable Society for Children and the MAC Preservation Foundation • Various levels of sponsorship are available for the silent and live auctions • Consider how you can sponsor the event or donate to one of the auctions

2013 Auction Sponsorship Form

Table for Ten Naming Rights for Live Auction Dinner & Entertainment with Open Bar Special Signage Premium Full Page Ad in Catalog VIP Parking for Host Sponsor Premier Table Up-Front Premium Wine at Table Personal Table Valet Five Overnight Rooms on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 Breakfast for Ten in the Jack Buck Grill on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 Chef’s Table for Ten at the MAC – Date TBD in 2013. Ring-side Table for Ten at MAC Boxing Championship on Feb. 28, 2013 Recognition in Catalog, Website, and Auction Communications

Table for Ten Naming Rights for Silent Auction Dinner & Entertainment with Open Bar Special Signage Premium 1/2 Page Ad in Catalog VIP Parking for Host Sponsor Table Recognition Premium Wine at Table Five Overnight Rooms on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 Breakfast for Ten in the Jack Buck Grill on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 Recognition in Catalog, Website, and Auction Communications

Table for Ten Dinner & Entertainment with Open Bar Special Signage Premium 1/2 Page Ad in Catalog Table Recognition Premium Wine at Table Two Overnight Rooms on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 Breakfast for Four in the Jack Buck Grill on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 Recognition in Catalog, Website, and Auction Communications

BRONZE Sponsor: $2,500

SILVER Sponsor: $5,000

GOLD Sponsor: $7,500

PLATINUM Sponsor: $10,000

Eight Gala Tickets Dinner & Entertainment with Open Bar Special Signage Premium 1/4 Page Ad in Catalog Recognition in Catalog, Website, and Auction Communications

Four Gala Tickets Open Bar Dinner & Entertainment Business Card Ad in Catalog Special Signage Recognition in Catalog, Website, and Auction Communications

GALA Sponsor: $1,000

Sav e Ga the D la D and i ate Auc nner tion

2013 Auction Donation Opportunities There are many ways to donate to the auction:

GIFT CERTIFICATES Airlines Boutiques & Spas Jewelry Stores Restaurants & Bars


AMEX Vacations & Travel Vacation Homes Worldwide Vacation Condos Worldwide Lake of the Ozarks Getaways Innsbrook Getaways Disney Getaways & Cruises Florida Getaways


Cardinals, Blues, Rams, MLS, NBA Luxury Suites at local stadiums SLU, MIZZOU, Illinois, KU, Notre Dame Concerts & Rounds of Golf The Peabody, The MUNY & The FOX UMB Pavilion & The Symphony


iPod & iPod Touch iPod Shuffle & iPod Nano iPhone iPad Flat Screen TV X-Box Nintendo DS

MAC TALENTS & SERVICE Photography & Legal Services Interior Design Services Lawn & Gardening Services Sports, Art, & Music Lessons Home Improvement Services Medical & Dental Services


Camps for Kids Fine Wine & Liquor Jewelry & Watches Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia New Golf & Sporting Equipment Fishing & Hunting Equipment

Contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402 or DECEMBER 2012


Holiday Dining

This holiday season, share a meal with family and friends at your Club. Year after year the Club is a second home to MAC families celebrating the holidays. The Downtown and West Clubhouse are both featuring holiday meals. Both Clubhouses will serve up a four-course dinner on Christmas Eve. The Downtown Clubhouse will also have a delicious Christmas dinner buffet.

Make your reservations now to enjoy relaxing, holiday dining at the MAC.

Christmas Eve Dinner Downtown Clubhouse Seatings 5-7 p.m. Adults - $50 + gratuity Missouri Room Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.


Bibb Lettuce & Endive Salad ~ French Onion Soup ~ Hot Wild Mushrooms Forestiere in Pastry Shell

Main Course

Amuse Bouche • Chef’s Surprise

Christmas Day Buffet Dec. 25 Downtown Clubhouse Seatings at 4, 5 & 6 p.m. Adults - $29.95 + gratuity Children (6-12) - $13.95 + gratuity Children 5 & Under – Gratis Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

First Course


Lobster Bisque With Sherry Cream ~ Brandied Cherries, Danish Bleu Cheese And Smoked Walnut Salad

Salads Soups

Peel & Eat Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce Smoked Fish Display

Second Course

Shrimp & Crab Stuffed Sole with Grain Mustard Veloute ~ Boursin Cheese Stuffed Airline Chicken Breast ~ Grilled Rack of New Zealand Lamb ~ Prime Rib of Beef w/ Yorkshire pudding ~ Broiled 8oz. Lobster Tail w/ Drawn Butter


Christmas Eve Dinner West Clubhouse Seatings 5-7 p.m. Adults - $50 + gratuity Call 314-539-4441 for reservations.

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream ~ Eggnog Mousse

Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin Root Vegetable Gratin, Sautéed Brussel Sprout Leaves Rich Veal Jus ~ Lobster Thermidor Tri-Color Fingerling Potato Parmentier, White Asparagus Champagne Beurre Blanc ~ Duck Duo Pan Seared Duck Breast And Duck Rillette Golden Chanterelle Ragout, Haricot Vert, Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Ratatouille Smoked Ham & Gruyere Cheese Penne Pasta Chicken with Artichoke & Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Third Course

Cherries Jubilee ~ Hazelnut Cocoa Torte With Prosecco Macerated Blackberries

All Items May Be Prepared Gluten Free Upon Request 10


Hot Items

Carving Station & Soups Prime Rib with Au Jus, Rolls & Butter Whole Roast Turkey Breast Roast Bone-In Miller Ham

Various Desserts

Holiday Gift Guide from the MAC

No matter how much you love the holidays, sometimes you need a little help in getting the gifts for your loved ones. The MAC makes it easy to check off people on your Christmas gift list. You can find something for everyone to enjoy right at the Club. Whether it is a relaxing day of pampering for mom, a new golf shirt for dad or a special dinner out with your spouse, you can make one stop at the MAC and get it all. Start here, and save yourself some time and stress and enjoy the holiday season. Check out these unique gift ideas…

Gift Certificates:

Purchase a gift certificate and give your favorite member a MAC treat. Gift certificates can be used towards Club services such as personal training, massage, haircuts, manicure/pedicures and more. The gift certificate can also be used in the restaurants. All Downtown gift certificates can be purchased through the Accounting office by calling 314-539-4432. For gift certificates at West, stop by the Pro Shop Desk.

Membership Office:

Give the gift of membership to your kids or friends. The Missouri Athletic Club has been the preferred athletic, dining and social club for professional, business and civic leaders in the metropolitan St. Louis area. Associate memberships are especially affordable for the younger people in your life. Share the gift you have experienced as a member. For additional information, call Patti Cundiff, Downtown at 314-539-4429, or Julie Kueper, West at 314-539-4408.

Pro Shop:

The MAC Pro Shops are filled with great apparel to outfit any member. The Pro Shop offers MAC logo apparel, Nike Golf apparel and sports team apparel. Stop in and browse the fabulous selection or purchase a gift certificate and let the recipient select their own apparel.

Pro Shop Holiday Sale

This holiday season shop at the MAC and save! From Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec.16, get anywhere from 25 – 50% off of your entire purchase at either the Downtown or West Pro Shop. After you’ve finished shopping, you can pick an ornament off of the tree, which will contain a coupon for anywhere from 25 – 50% off of your entire purchase.


of the

Month The December wine of the month is the Brotherhood Riesling. This 2010 presidential wine features notes of slight citrus and tropical fruit, and is light to medium bodied. It has hints of slate and minerals with a dry palate. Brotherhood Riesling can be enjoyed by the glass for $7 or shared with friends for $25 per bottle. DECEMBER 2012


From the General Manager’s Desk Dear MAC members: Thank you, thank you and thank you! As you know, we completed our budget process and began our new fiscal year as of Sept. 1. We worked very hard to identify opportunities for savings, but more importantly, for growth via our three Buckets. Our team developed the annual operating and capital plans without a scheduled dues or fee increase, as the target and goal - Now, it’s time to make it happen. I’m happy to report that the first two months have us strongly ahead of plan, thus initiating the opening sentence above: Thank you!

monthly dues by $100 per month, forever. So, turn your friends on to one of the best Platinum clubs in the country, and take advantage of this tremendous value proposition. Our Associate members have especially loved these improvements! If you’re interested in learning more (I can’t believe that you wouldn’t be), let us know and we’ll be right here to help you with any questions.

That’s January’s challenge, but let’s not forget the holidays, which are upon us, and the office parties, family dinners, Sunday school celebrations, Speaking of questions, last etc. And, next year we month I tossed one out there celebrate the Club’s 25th asked by one our long time anniversary of women members. He said, “Wally, what joining the Club. Our Woman’s happens if every member has Initiative committee is working one more lunch next month, with hard to line up all kinds of fun a guest, at the Club?” and celebrations - Stay tuned!

Well, that’s easy! We add 4,600 lunch covers to our business and bring in $59,570 + in Our Bucket theme is starting to take hold and gaining some trac- unplanned revenue. But better yet, every member also gets to tion. Our Rooms and Food and expose the MAC to a potential Beverage revenues are member/friend/associate, and leading the way, thanks to you, our next month’s plan is your support and use of the exceeded once again. So, here’s Club. New memberships are the challenge: Starting Jan. lagging behind plan, but the 1, it’s, “Meet Me at the MAC” good news is we have month! Allow me to take it one implemented exciting new step further, and ask that you programs, and people, for you please make one of your New to brag about to your friends Year’s resolutions (the one you’re and associates. Plus, we have “Simplified and Energized” the Platinum Partnership membership program. This may be the best membership program I have ever seen, or been a part of, and I believe it’s our ticket going forward. We don’t need the “deal of the day” like I’ve seen so many other clubs employ. This Platinum Partnership program allows you to decrease your 12


going to keep) to be using and enjoying your Club just one more time every month next Wally Smith year, and bring a new guest each month.

And lastly, the corner stone of our beginning and our middle name is Athletics. Embrace your health and commit to get healthier in 2013, and using/ enjoying the MAC more often. Happy holidays to all, and a very, very healthy, Happy New Year to you and your families! Thank you all for the awesome opportunity to be here with you at the MAC. - Wally

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

David P. Weiss Attorney at Law

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

The MAC Way…

Where Exceptional Hospitality is the NORM!

Braggin’ Rights Bash

Make a Night of It! Get in on the action during the Missouri vs. Illinois basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 22. Don’t worry with how much you had to drink or having to coordinate driving - Stay at your Club and take the shuttle to and from the game. Enjoy a nightcap - and some bragging time - after the game in the Jack Buck Grill. Book by Dec. 14, and receive a 20% discount! Member room rates start at $90. Call 314-231-7220 for reservations.

MAC Experience Letter Teri, It was a pleasure working with you to pull together a great wedding for Abbey and Joel (Meyer) on Nov. 3! The food, the staff and the ballroom were all wonderful… Looking forward to working together again! XOXO Katie Fogerty

Will He Pop the Question this Holiday Season? As the holidays approach, many girlfriends anxiously wait for their boyfriends to pop the question. If he does, make sure to head to the Downtown Clubhouse to book the beautiful Missouri Room, the most elegant ballroom in St. Louis. The MAC catering staff will help plan the wedding of your dreams. Call 314-539-4470 for more information.

Did You Know?

With twinkling Christmas lights, jingling sleigh bells and chestnuts roasting on open fires — not to mention inescapable holiday jewelry commercials hawking diamond rings — it’s no wonder December reigns as the most popular month to pop the question. Thirteen percent of marriage proposals happen in December, while February, despite Valentine’s Day, accounts for just 8 percent, according to the Conde Nast American Wedding Study. According to the survey, 25 percent of women view the proposal as more important than the wedding ceremony. Gentlemen, take notes, the proposal is your time to shine as you may not have a say in the wedding.

Breakfast with Santa Stay at the Club the night before Breakfast with Santa, and take rush out of the morning. You’ll already be at the Club, so getting the kids ready will be a breeze. There will be activities for the kids, and free dinner for the kids at the Jack Buck Grill! This exciting new offer may sell out quickly; call 314-231-7220 for reservations. Includes:

Coloring books at check in for the kids Complimentary garage parking Kids eat free Friday night in the Jack Buck Grill Friday night Christmas readings including “The Night Before Christmas” with hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, etc. *Sponsor a non-member guest room and you both get 10% off room rates

Friday, Dec. 7 or 14 Standard rooms $89 Suites $109



New Year’s Eve in a New York State of Mind

New Year’s Eve Dinner in the Jack Buck Grill

The West Clubhouse is hosting a New

York, New Year’s Eve. Join fellow members as they watch the ball drop at 11 p.m., live from Times Square. This family-friendly evening will allow families to get home at a decent hour, while enjoying an evening of bright lights and family fun. There will be a photo booth, and games in the gym! Bring the whole family, and capture the last moments of 2012! NYE for the Whole Family at West Monday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. Adults - $30 + gratuity Children 4 – 12 - $15 + gratuity West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

New Year’s Eve Buffet Menu West Clubhouse Hand-Carved Prime Rib Bounty Of The Sea Appetizers She-Crab Bisque Caesar Salad Baked Blue Cod Shrimp Fondue Crusted Breast Of Chicken Asparagus with Lemon Beurre Fondue Herb Roasted Tri-Color Fingerling Potatoes Chicken Tenders Tater Tots Mac And Cheese Toasted Raviolis Grand Dessert Display

Amuse Bouche Antipasto

Selection of Grilled Vegetables, Cured Meats,

Assorted Cheese with House Flat Breads

Dinner, live entertainment, great company…can you think of a better way to celebrate the New Year? The Jack Buck Grill is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner celebration, complete with a live show by Tony Viviano. Tony is a well-known vocalist from St. Louis. Tony has grown up listening to Jazz, Rock ‘N Roll and many other styles. Artists like Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and Bobby Darin were the inspiration that led him to perform at the most elegant and prestigious hotels, country clubs, restaurants, and night clubs in St. Louis, Las Vegas, Chicago, Kansas City, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and also at numerous Italian Fests. Along with fantastic entertainment, you will have your choice of meal from holiday menu. Relax and enjoy your evening out. The event is black tie optional and includes complimentary garage parking.

NYE Dinner in the Jack Buck Grill Monday, Dec. 31 • 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. $50 + gratuity Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4417 for reservations.


Boston Bibb Lettuce

Roast Red Beets, Herbed Goat Cheese with Spiced Pecans

Lemon Cider Vinaigrette Beef Consommé au Brandy

Shiitake Mushrooms, Spinach & Barley Sea Scallops Rossini

Pan-Seared Foie Gras, Parsnip Puree & Perigourdine Sauce

Main Course

Fresh Thyme Basted Halibut Cornmeal Fried Oysters,

Boursin Whipped Sweet Potatoes

French Beans with Herbed Grape Tomatoes Spicy Lobster Bordelaise Sauce Braised Lamb Shank with Rosemary Broth

Roasted Root Vegetables, Parsnip & Potato Puree

Shallot Confit Prime Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding Thyme Au Jus, Double Stuffed Potato

Roasted Root Vegetables & Asparagus Broiled 8oz Lobster Tail with Drawn Butter

Once-Turned Potatoes, French Beans with Herbed Grape tomatoes


Chocolate Almond Cake with Orange sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding with

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


Fresh Fitness

Put Some PEP in YOUR Step Lisa Tennenbaum is the new Fitness Manager at the West Clubhouse. She comes to the MAC from Wellbridge Athletic Club and Spa in Clayton, Mo., where she worked as the Group Fitness and Pilates Coordinator for over two years. Lisa is certified in multiple group fitness and training programs. She is certified in Aqua Fitness and STOTT Pilates, and has worked in the fitness industry for many years. She worked as an instructor and trainer for the Jewish Community Center, YMCA, Club Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness. She is ACE and AFAA certified. Lisa holds a master’s degree from Webster University in St. Louis. “My role will be increasing the amount of fitness industry trends offered at the MAC,” Tennenbaum said. “We will give the members the latest and greatest class offerings.” In addition, Lisa will be coordinating class schedules and recruiting instructors. Lisa wants members to share her enthusiasm for fitness, by ensuring that each class they take is not only beneficial to their overall health and fitness goals, but is also an enjoyable experience. “Our trainers are rock stars,” Lisa said. “We enjoy watching members not only reaching their fitness goals, but also their enthusiasm about their overall health and well-being transform.” Lisa is also training members, and teaching group fitness classes at West. Lisa is excited to take the fitness department to the next level. Be sure to check out the latest fitness class schedule on the MAC website (

Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Class of 2013 On Friday, March 1, some of the Missouri Athletic Club’s most distinguished athletic figures will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. A dinner will be held in their honor in the Missouri Room. The Hall of Fame Committee reviewed nominations from MAC members and recently selected the 2013 class of inductees. Bob Gronemeyer is being inducted for handball. Gronemeyer competed in the sport over three decades and won several doubles championships. Tom O’Toole Jr. is entering the Hall of Fame for golf. The United States Golf Association Vice President has been instrumental in growing the sport at the Club. Tom O’Toole Sr. is entering the Hall for Distinguished Service. He played a key role in the acquisition of MAC West while serving on the Board. The induction of the O’Tooles will mark the first time that a father and son have entered the MAC Hall of Fame. Brian Rodgers will enter the MAC Hall for basketball. He has been a key member on the MAC traveling team and

has been on several March Madness championship teams. An outstanding Hall of Fame Banquet 3-point shooter, Rodgers has received Friday, March 1 • 6 p.m. the Bill Daake Award in recognition of Downtown Clubhouse $60, inclusive outstanding sportsmanship. Call 314-539-4470 D. Scot Hunsaker will receive the for reservations. “Dan Barks Award.” Named for the long-time MAC Athletic Director, the award honors an individual who participated in sports in the Club as a child and has gone on to make a mark on athletics as an adult. Hunsaker is the president of Counsilman-Hunsaker where he has been involved with the planning and design of more than 850 pools around the world, including at the Olympic Games. The MAC Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to honor those members of the Club who distinguished themselves in the field or in the development of athletics at the Club. Portraits of each Hall of Famer are on display in the Sportsman’s Club on the Fourth Floor.

Thanks for Your Service, Curtis Green! Curtis will retire from the Club after 46 years

Massage therapist Curtis Green will be retiring from the MAC on Dec. 28. Curtis has been with the Club since Feb. 21, 1966. Curtis has a devoted group of members who have visited him for years for sore muscle relief. He also earned the Club’s Distinguished Employee award in 2005. To make an appointment with Curtis before he retires, call 314-539-4491. DECEMBER 2012



Shape Up Through the MAC’s Biggest Loser Contest The only thing you have to lose is weight

With the holiday season approaching, that means plenty of parties and lavish feasts. For many people, all of that celebrating brings with it a few extra, unwanted pounds. So what follows are the New Year’s resolutions to get in shape and lose weight. At the MAC, the athletic facilities always see a spike in attendance following Jan. 1, but some people have a difficult time sticking with their New Year’s resolutions. If that has been you in the past, try a new strategy to keep you motivated to meet your fitness goals. Maybe you need a little competition to help give you that extra incentive. Inspired by the NBC Show the Biggest Loser, in January the MAC will be hosting its own weight loss contest. Throughout the process, weight loss experts will provide direction that has been proven to get results. The following are the highlights of the program: • Dates: Jan. 16- March 23, 2013 • Deadline to sign up is Monday, Jan. 7. • Cost is $125 per person and includes beginning and ending health assessments, six 1-hour nutrition seminars, taught by MAC Personal Trainer and Registered & Licensed Dietitian David Vandeven, beginning and final weigh-ins, as well as bi-weekly weigh-ins to track each participants progress over 10 weeks. • Discounted rate of ($5 off) every 1-hour or ($2.50 off) every 1/2-hour Personal Training session during the competition. • The winner of the contest will be the person who loses the most % of weight loss. • Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner-up.

Sign up today!

Everybody who enters the MAC’s Biggest Loser contest is a winner. The only thing you have to lose by participating is weight. Members who work out at Downtown or West can participate.

Contact Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434 to sign up.

Nutrition Counseling at West

Don’t let the holiday parties deter your fitness and health goals. West Clubhouse nutritionist David Vandeven, a registered and licensed dietician, is offering a special introductory nutrition package. David has extensive education and experience in nutrition including an M.S. in Nutrition and Physical Performance from St. Louis University. He is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Call David Vandeven at 314-704-1105 to make an appointment.

Introductory Package 3 sessions for $125

Single Session $65

Clients must begin with an introductory package prior to purchase of single sessions.



High school athletes, come strengthen and tone after-school at the West Clubhouse. Speed and agility clinics will consist of eyehand coordination, foot work, lateral speed, plyometrics, explosive movement and rotational strength. This clinic is designed to help any type of athlete wanting better performance results. This clinic is taught by MAC trainer Paul Helfrich, CPT, NASM – PES.

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. $15, per class West Clubhouse Call Paul Helfrich at 314-539-7494 for more information, or to register. *Specialized sport-specific training is available for individuals or groups up to four.

Racquetball Club Championship

Call Dave Schwent for a few lessons to get ready for the MAC Racquetball Club Championship. Kelly’s Deliciously Alive Show on Sports Radio 1380AM will be at the MAC, and the winner will be announced on air! Saturday, Dec. 15 9 - 11 a.m. West Clubhouse Free of Charge Call Dave Schwent at 314-539-4467 to register.

Learn to Save a Life Take Lifeguard Certification Classes at West

Join Pool Manager and American Red Cross certified lifeguard instructor Larry Jackson at the West Clubhouse for a lifeguard certification course. Students must be at least 15-years-old by the date of the course completion. Students will also be required to swim 300-yards continuously. To Pass This Course: participants “must” attend all classes, actively participate, pass the final written exam and pass the final skills scenario.

Holiday Sports Camps Keep the kids busy and active this winter break by signing them up for the Holiday Sports Camps at the West Clubhouse. They will enjoy a day of physical activity and fun, and you can have some time to yourself to finish up shopping, prep for Christmas dinner or return gifts after the holidays are over. The camps will be held Wednesdays - Fridays, Dec. 19, through Jan. 4. Your child can choose to participate in the morning session from 9 a.m. to Noon, the afternoon session from 1 - 4 p.m. or the all day session from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., which includes lunch. The cost is $25 per child for a half day, or $50 per child for the full day. Contact Coach Eric Saxton for more information at 314-539-4468. You may also sign your child up online under the Athletics section of the MAC website. There will also be one-day specialized sports camps, which will be $35. See the Holiday Sports Camps tab on the MAC website (Under Youth Programs in the Athletics section) for sports, dates and times.

Dates & Times

Saturday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Sunday, Dec. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)


Members: $175, which includes the cost of books and material. Non-members: $220 West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4463 to register. DECEMBER 2012


Slam Dunk with the Winter Basketball Leagues Don’t foul out by missing the registration deadline for the winter basketball leagues, which tip off in January. The MAC basketball leagues are a lot of fun offering a great workout and camaraderie with fellow members. You don’t have to play like Dwayne Wade to join the leagues either. House rules guarantee that every player gets significant playing time. The Open League will hold games at the Downtown Clubhouse on Monday and Tuesday evenings, beginning Jan. 7. The league is limited to the first 96 players who sign up. The Over 40 League will play on Wednesday evenings at the Downtown Clubhouse beginning Jan. 9. On Thursday nights, the action shifts to the West Clubhouse for the Open League beginning Jan. 10. There are no age restrictions, and you are welcome to play in more than one league.

Sign up through the Club Website ( With the popularity of the leagues, you will want to reserve your spot now. The deadline for signing up is Dec. 14 or until all the spots are filled. The fee for each league is $60. Pickup Basketball Schedule

Downtown Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays - 11:30 a.m. Fridays - 6:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. West Wednesdays - 6 a.m. Thursdays - 11:45 a.m. Saturdays - 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Downtown Athletic Department Holiday Hours Monday, Dec. 24: 4 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 26: Closed Monday, Dec. 31: 4 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed Wednesday, Jan. 2: Closed

Have a Swinging Good Time with Tennis

Junior Tennis Open House

Kids, join the junior tennis program on Saturday, Dec. 8 for a tennis open house and exhibition. All kids are welcome to participate in a demonstration of “Quick Start Tennis” for children 10 and under. There will be a clinic drill demonstration for children ages 11 – 14. In addition, there will be fun games to develop tennis skills for children of all ages! Serves will be clocked by radar, so kids can time their serving speed. High performance juniors will play exhibition matches. All are welcome to attend the junior tennis open house. Tennis pros will be on hand to answer any questions and give player assessments.

Junior Tennis Open House

Saturday, Dec. 8 1 – 4 p.m. Tennis Courts 5 – 7 Free of Charge West Clubhouse • All are Welcome! Reservations are not required. 18


Ladies, Get in the Game

Join the Ladies’ Interclub team, and have the opportunity to compete in doubles against other area teams. Ladies Interclub is available for participants at all levels, and matches are played on most Fridays. Listing the most advanced group first, the levels of play for the Interclub league are divided in the following way: “A” Team- Gold, Silver, Red and Blue, and the “B” team with one level of play. For more information, please contact Scott Stutz at 314-539-4411.

Home Matches

Fridays “B” Team: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. “A” Team: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Clubhouse Away matches are played at other clubs: Times Vary

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The Platinum Partnership recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. More than 276 members have become Platinum Partners. Increasingly, businesses are experiencing the benefits of the Platinum Partnership. Redbird Carriers, Inc. owner and past-President Mark Belew has sponsored three platinum partners to the Club, who also happen to be his employees. Belew pays the dues as a benefit to his staff. With the middle name of the MAC being ‘athletic,’ and with most of our upper management team deeming athletics to be an important part of their daily lives, the MAC is a perfect fit as a very desired employee benefit,” Belew said. Brian Hayes, Jr. and Dack Ledbetter are Platinum Partners. Belew and Tom Hartenbach Platinum Partners; they all use the Club personally and for business needs. Redbird Carriers, just eight blocks from the Downtown Clubhouse, and now with over 10 locations, is expanding nationwide. New employees and associates are required to train in St. Louis, and are also required to stay at the MAC while in town. “Most times, their first impression of our firm is upon check in at the MAC Front Desk, and subsequent facilities tour before arriving at our office,” Belew said. “It gives us immediate credibility, as well as a great place to enjoy lunches and dinners with them during their two-tothree-day stays.” Redbirds gets a table each year for the Boxing match and Jack Buck Awards, and sponsors teams into the Golf Classic. They host business clients at those events. “It’s a

nice bonus for them,” Belew said. The Redbird team also uses the Club for personal recreation. Hayes lives downtown, and uses the Fifth Floor three – five days per week. Hayes is also involved in the Golf Club and is looking forward to the next golf season. An avid platform tennis player, Hayes loves the platform tennis court on the roof of the Downtown Clubhouse. While he’s the only platform tennis player on the Redbirds team, he brings guests to the Club to play. Dack stops by the Downtown Clubhouse to workout before work, and also enjoys the locker rooms. “Sometimes, when you have an event to go to at night, you need somewhere to change and shower,” Ledbetter said. “The MAC is perfect for this - It’s close to the office and has great facilities.” The group also comes to the Club before downtown sporting events. Hartenbach lives in West County and utilizes the West Clubhouse. “I have been reacquainted with college friends and cousins, whom I didn’t realize were members of the Club,” Hartenbach said. “It’s nice to see them around.” Hartenbach and his wife Diane have two children, Phillip and Hallie, who plan on attending summer sports camps next year. “The whole family can enjoy West; it’s great for the kids.” Whether it is an off-site business meeting, hosting guests in overnight guest rooms, or a game of platform tennis, having employee memberships to the Club is beneficial to all. DECEMBER 2012



Joe Buck Burnes/Broeg Award

The MAC to Host Premier Sports Banquet in St. Louis! Jack Buck Sports Awards – Tuesday, Dec. 11

Don’t miss the 43rd MAC Jack Buck Sports Awards, on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Reservations are filling up fast, so don’t get shut out. Call 314-539-4470 to attend this annual celebration of St. Louis sports. Joe Buck, the lead play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, will be at the Club to receive the Burnes/Broeg Award. Buck is only the third announcer to handle a television network’s lead MLB and NFL coverage in the same year. Rams running back Steven Jackson will receive the Jack Buck Award. The all-time leading rusher in Rams history, has also made a big impact off the field in the St. Louis community through his SJ39 Foundation. Saint Louis University soccer coach Mike McGinty will receive the Carl O. Bauer Award in recognition as the JACK BUCK AWARDS top amateur sports figure. This past season, McGinty led SLU soccer Tuesday, Dec. 11 back to national prominence as the 6 p.m. – Cocktails Billikens captured the Atlantic7 p.m. – Dinner 10 Conference Tournament 8 p.m. – Program championship and earned a top $125, inclusive 10 national ranking. McGinty was Downtown Clubhouse named the A-10 Coach of the Year. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Steven Jackson Jack Buck Award

Mike McGinty Carl O. Bauer Award

Catch Soccer’s Shooting Stars

The MAC Hermann Trophy will be Presented to College Soccer’s Best on Jan. 11 St. Louis is regarded as the soccer capital of the United States, so it is only fitting that the Missouri Athletic Club is home to the top individual honor in the sport. On Friday, Jan. 11, find out who will be recognized as soccer’s next rising young star at the MAC Hermann Trophy Banquet. The MAC has been home to college soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy since 1986. Over the years, some of the biggest names in American soccer have come to the Club to claim the prestigious crystal soccer ball trophy, which is presented annually to the top male and female collegiate soccer players in the United States. The trophy represents the highest individual achievement in the sport. The jerseys of the past winners like Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Claudio Reyna and Alexi Lalas are on permanent display in the Sportsman’s Club. All Division I soccer coaches will get to vote for the award in December. The top three male and female finalists will be invited to the MAC for the banquet. Make plans now to be a part of this celebration of soccer. Experience the excitement and the MAC HERMANN TROPHY drama at the press conference when the winners are announced. Enjoy a fabulous meal and an outstanding Friday, Jan. 11 5:45 p.m. - Press Conference event program. The 2012 Missouri State High School 6 p.m. - Cocktails boys champions will also be honored during the 7 p.m. - Dinner banquet program. 8 p.m. - Program The top three men’s and women’s finalists will be $60, inclusive announced in mid-December. To keep up with the latest Downtown Clubhouse news regarding the MAC Hermann Trophy, go to Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. 20


Teresa Noyola (Stanford) and Andrew Wenger (Duke) captured last year’s Hermann Trophy.

Each year, the MAC partners with the Rotary Club of St. Louis to honor men and women who have served our country at a special Veterans Day commemoration. The event was highlighted by guest speaker RADM William A. ‘Andy’ Brown, Director, Strategy, Policy, Programs, and Logistics, J4/5, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Other highlights of the afternoon included the posting of the colors by the Cleveland Junior Naval Academy, NJROTC Color Guard, military exhibits and music by the Scott Air Force Base Band of Mid-America. A special ceremony was held to honor those veterans who are no longer with us. Governor Judith Hanses served as master of ceremonies. Awards were presented to Pat Tornatore, Carol Adams, Beth Fowler and Bank of America for their support of veterans. This year’s event included special recognition of the “MAC Honored Veteran of the Year” award. Technical Sergeant Sir Charles Rohde United States Army, Retired, was this year’s Honored Veteran. Rohde is a WWII veteran and has been a resident of St. Louis since 1922. On June 30, 2011, he received the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur – the Legion of Honor award, bestowing on him the title of Knight. It is France’s highest honor, and recipients are named only by decree signed by the President of France. The award is in recognition of his efforts to liberate France, particularly his actions during D-Day, where he won a Bronze Star for valor. He was a Sergeant in the 467th AAA AW Battalion, running anti-aircraft on D-Day. The event concluded with the band playing rousing renditions of the songs from each branch of the military. As each song played, members in attendance who served in each branch stood to be recognized.

Kaitlyn Zentz and Kathy O’Connor represent the USO table at the Veterans Day Commemoration exhibition. The cadets of the Cleveland Junior Naval ROTC program present the colors.

President Joel Karsten presents RADM William Brown with a replica of the Gateway Arch, inscribed to commemorate his visit to the MAC.

RADM William Brown and the 2012 Honored Veteran of the Year, Technical Sergeant Sir Charles Rohde.

Navy Veterans have a swinging good time during the Navy Service Melody.

Bill Conway and Paul Donovan prepare for the Veterans Day Parade, Downtown.




MAC Rod and Gun Club Brings Home a The Club Out Shot Competition at the Annual Interclub Shoot

to the 9th Annual Wine Tasting

Members and guests browsed the 9th annual Wine Tasting and Sale in the Downtown Art Lounge, and many people walked away with bottles of wine at fantastic prices. Seven tables featuring a variety of wines were available

for members to sample and purchase. In between sips, delicious hors d’oeuvres were served. The Wine Sale was a great way for many members and guests to kick off their holiday shopping.

Chris Hyams, Anna Newton, Talmage Newton, Reno R. Cova, III and John McCadden at the Interclub Shoot.

The Rod and Gun Club won the Interclub Shoot on Friday, Oct. 19 at Strathalbyn Farms Club. This was the third year of the held the event, and the first year the MAC won. The MAC team hit 412/500 targets, beating Strathalbyn by four targets and The Racquet Club by 23. The winning team members were John McCadden, Todd Keske, Jake Curtis, Steve Lohr, and Chris Hyams. James Schwetye, Reno Cova, Talmage and Anna Newton also participated.

Lance Vodicka.


Roger and Joan Ball sip on a variety of delicious red wines.

Tennis Exhibition Scores B-I-G Donation for Charities

Courts 1 & 2 were packed with members and guests wanting a piece of the action on the courts. Junior Tennis Director Kenny Powell face off against Lance Vodicka to raise money for the MAC Charitable Society for Children. Lance Vodicka overcame Kenny Powell 8 – 6 in their singles match. Following their match-up, MAC tennis pros Scott Stutz, Mac McDonald, Max Shapiro and Patrick McNally played a match.

Representatives from SouthSide Early Childhood Center, Our Little Haven and Walker Scottish Rite Clinic were on hand to share information about their organizations. As the evening wrapped up, $1,502 was collected by the Charitable Society for Children, to be split among the three charities. Several members also left with fabulous prizes raffled off throughout the evening. Big thanks go out to all those who donated to this year’s charities and tennis participants!

Kenny Powell.

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Patti McDonald, Dale and Laurie Dendtler sampling and purchasing great wines.

Ann Julien and Maggie Beal from Our Little Haven

Sister Margaret Guzzardo from Walker Scottish Rite Clinic with Jim Sheets.


Save this Date

MAC Women of Distinction Luncheon

Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of women members to the Club with the first female member and keynote speaker, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, at the second Women of Distinction Luncheon. Women of Distinction nominations are due by Friday, Dec. 28.

Nomination forms are available by contacting Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402. MENU:

First Course Artesian Greens Wrapped in Tomato Ring With Prickly Pear Cactus Flower Vinaigrette Second Course Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon Risotto Cake, Grilled Asparagus with Italian Roasted Grape Third Course Black Forest Cake Tower Covered in Ganache

Friday, April 19, 2013

11:30 a.m. – Reception (Cash/Signature Bar) Noon - Luncheon 12:30 p.m. - Program Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. Credit Cards are accepted.

Apollos Fall Concert

The Apollos took their musical cues from the news in their fall show, “Apollos in the News,” on Friday, Nov. 16. An interesting mix of tunes and tempos were presented. Music Director Marc Strathman led a four-piece band who accompanied the Apollos as they “Said it with music.”

The Apollos accompany Pat Boyle with his solo.

David Smith singing “City of New Orleans.”




runk-R-Treat The lower parking lot at theTWest Clubhouse was filled with festively-decorated cars, candy

and dozens of kids in costumes. The annual Trunk-R-Treat festivities were a huge hit with members and their guests. Before feasting on a deliciously spooky spread in the Stan Musial Grill, kids played Halloween-themed games and rocked out to tunes by DJ Joe. Following dinner, there were s’mores right off the fire and more dancing. Just as dusk set, trunk-r-treating began. Princesses, Pirates, animals and superheroes made their way from car to car collecting sweet treats. Awards were given to the best-decorated cars. This year’s winner was the Niemann family; in second place was the Masetti family.

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The bricks are finally here, and they received a warm welcome at the Brick Reception on Friday, Oct. 26. MAC Preservation Foundation Officers Don Gunn, Kim Tucci and Gerry Orbtals each received prints of Missouri Athletic Club by St. Louis artist Mark Hurd, as a thank you for all of their dedicated fund-raising efforts, and especially the Brick Program. The bricks are on permanent display in the newly remodeled Preservation Gallery in the Downtown Clubhouse. There are still a few bricks left and available for purchase. Don’t miss your chance to have your family or business name on permanent display in the beautiful Preservation Gallery. All proceeds benefit the MAC Preservation Foundation and its mission to preserve the Downtown clubhouse. To purchase one of the remaining commemorative bricks, contact Pam Roth at 314-539-4400 or The MAC Preservation Foundation is a 501c(3) entity and all contributions are tax deductible. Pam and Tim Shocklee.

Board of Governors Reunion Past MAC Governors and their spouses gathered at the Club for the annual Board Reunion Dinner. It was a memorable evening of MAC spirit and camaraderie.

Jim McDonald, Harold Bulger, Don Clooney (oldest surviving Board member) and Ray Harter.

Bob Hagnauer, Mark Belew, Governor Kim DeMotte and President Joel Karsten.

Connie Hoffman and Debbie Belew.

Georgia Stone and Gary Gossett.

Mark Neill and Governor David Weiss.

Stephen Bahn and Joanna Dunn.

Club News

Welcome, Bricks!

Ed and Pat Corich.

Kim Tucci, Don Gunn and Gerry Orbtals are honored for their service to the Preservation Foundation.

Denise and Col. Leonard Griggs.



Fabulous Fox Theatre Tickets still remain for three exciting shows at the

Fabulous Fox Theatre next year. The MAC offers the best ticket package around. Not only do you get to see an entertaining show from fantastic seats, but you will first be treated to a delicious three-course dinner in the Jack Buck Grill, followed by a luxury ride to and from the show in the comfortable MAC shuttle. Tickets are just $130 per person. To purchase tickets to any of the remaining shows, call 314-539-4402.

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

Sunset Hills Nobody cares for eyes more than Pearle.

Contact Information: Alexander Furla 314-740-6945 •


Security Services

Locally owned

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

Michael J. Hackett

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

(Complete Rx Pair Required.)

President & CEO

We accept most vision plans.

Jack Priesmeyer We own our business and want to earn your business!!! Owner

10742 Sunset Hills Plaza (located across Watson from the Viking Inn next to St. Louis Bread Co. on Lindbergh) 314-965-EYES (3937)

9811 South Forty Drive • St. Louis, MO 63124 314.432.4200 • FAX 314.432.7999 Insurance

Legal Services

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Ticket Packages

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

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

425 North New Ballas Road St. Louis, MO 63141

Rick C. Koelz Senior Vice President 314-432-6464


Direct: 314-983-2311 Cell: 314-753-2231 Fax: 314-432-2648 Toll Free: 1-800-432-9170

and Let US Take Care of the Kids Relax and enjoy your Club through the Holidays. The West Childcare Center is offering one free visit per family in the month of December. Give yourself some time alone to shop in the Pro-Shop (includes free gift-wrapping with purchase), get a massage, or enjoy a quiet lunch or dinner in the Stan Musial Grill while your children have fun with our experienced Childcare staff. West Childcare is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Call 314-539-7400 for more information. West Childcare Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Complimentary Childcare: 3-Hour Maximum Visit Guardian Must Remain on Club's Property One Complimentary Visit per Family

One-Stop Barbershop

Club News

Work Out,

The Downtown Barbershop has been very busy lately. New staff has been added to accommodate members and increase the available services. Stylist Alisa McCulley is now available full time, Monday – Friday. Manicurist Dannelle Jennings is also there to take care of your nails. You can get a manicure while you’re in the chair, so pampering yourself has never been more convenient. With the increased staff, walk-ins will likely be accommodated, but it’s always encouraged to make an appointment.

Call 314-539-4440 to make an appointment, or stop on by!

Glam Up for the Holidays

Get Three Shoe Shines/Repairs for the Price of Two During the month of December, members can drop off mens’ & ladies’ shoes/boots for shines and/or heel repairs. Members who drop off three pairs at a time will receive THREE for the price of TWO. So, drop off three pairs of shoes to be shined, and only pay for two; or drop off three pairs of shoes that need new heels, and only pay for two! Other shoe and leather repair needs such as leather jackets, belts, & bags are available as well.

Please contact Donald Rushing or Donald Cross at 314-539-4482 for more information.




Club News

Artist of the Month

B ryan

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


commercial work of the Bryan Haynes has graced the pages of national magazines, international advertising campaigns, CD covers, posters, and book covers, from Agatha Christie to the cover of “Scarlett” the sequel to “Gone With the Wind.” Since graduating from the Art Center “Above and Beyond,” by Bryan Haynes. College of Design in 1983, his artwork has been represented by Bernstein & Andriulli in New York, Ron Sweet in San Francisco, and Foster Represents in St. Louis.

R ecent corporate and institutional commissions include murals and large scale paintings for

The Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City; The Missouri Botanical Garden’s permanent collection; The Westward Expansion Memorial Museum at the Arch; Novus International, Inc., and the Danforth Plant Science Center. Additional patrons include Disney, Estee Lauder, Warner Bros., Toblerone – Switzerland, Universal Studios, IBM, Nike, Sony Music Corp., and Anheuser Busch. Awards include - the Society of Illustrators - New York awards, Print Magazine Awards, Communication Arts Awards, and Graphis-Switzerland. Gallery representation includes - American Legacy Gallery, Augusta Wood Ltd., Kodner Gallery of Ladue, Meyer Gallery and Soho Arts South of Palm Beach.

I f you are interested in purchasing

any of Hayne’s work that is displayed at the Club, please contact Linda Van de Riet at 314-539-4448.

The voting on the proposed By-law amend-

ments concluded on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. All ballots received by 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2012 were included in the count. Of the 2,266 members eligible to vote, a total of 790 ballots were cast, five 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 ARTICLE II ARTICLE II Section 2.11a

Section 2.11b

Section 2.13

YES 719 701 720 NO 69 86 67 Passing Percentage 91% 89% 91% Total Valid Votes 790 For the latest, complete list of the by-laws, visit the By-laws tab under the Members Central section of the MAC website (

Web Spotlight

The Second Annual Gala and Auction is live on the MAC website. Located in the Social Tab, the Gala is updated with auction items and has Sponsorship and Auction donation forms. Don’t miss your chance to participate in the Second Annual Gala and Auction, which benefits the MAC Preservation Foundation. The Gala, just another way to give back to Your Club.

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

Diamonds for Every Occasion

Bob Beumer, MAC Member 28


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

Hearts on Fire Elation Collection pendant

The MAC has earned the distinction of a Platinum Club of America. The MAC has received this distinction five times in the past 15 years. The honor recognizes the MAC as one of the top private clubs in the United States. Out of 5,000 private clubs nationwide, the MAC is ranked in the top 4%. “Missouri Athletic Club’s perceived excellence of services to membership, quality of club facilities, heritage, and enlightened leadership from management and Board has been recognized in a just-completed survey conducted every three years by Club Leader’s Forum,” Club Leader’s Forum Publisher John Sibbald said.

Here’s how the MAC meets some of the basic criteria of a Platinum Club: 1. Quality of Membership:

Sibbald says membership is the most important factor when distinguishing a Platinum Club. According to Sibbald, the MAC consistently attracts the city’s best leaders. MAC mem-

5. Enlightened and bers are knowledgeable about matters that affect the Club Consistent Governance and the St. Louis community. The MAC is privileged to have had excellent 2. History of Excellence management and leaderFor more than 100 years, the ship over its more than 100MAC has succeeded in its year history. The Club has primary mission: to be the consistently had presidents, “premier athletic, dining boards and general managers and social club for business, who are both visionary and professional and civic innovative. leaders and their families in 6. Adaptable to the St. Louis region.” Since its Changing Times inception in 1903, the MAC has been recognized by its mem- Whether it’s the West bers and community at large as Clubhouse or new fitness machines, the MAC has conan example of excellence. sistently offered members the 3. Condition of Facilities latest equipment, facilities “The most important single and services. action or initiative the MAC has done is the acquisition and “Most notable in the highly development of West,” Sibbald competitive athletic clubs – said. “It’s an exceptional to rank among the top 150 example of leadership and athletic clubs in America is a remarkable achievement in vision.” trying times,” Sibbald said. 4. Caliber of Professional Staff

Club News

The MAC Goes

Through these six categories, the

Without a high quality staff, the MAC has proven to the country that MAC would be missing one of it’s among the top private clubs its most important cylinders. By in the nation. Members should be providing its employees with proud to belong to a club with such excellent benefits, job security a historic tradition of excellence. and a great work environment, Call Patti Cundiff at many staff members stay with 314-539-4429 or Julie Kueper at the Club for years.

314-539-4408 to sponsor a new member. DECEMBER 2012



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From the Dialogue Lobby Diamond

Name: Jim Dibble Member Since: 2006 Jim was working out on the 5th Floor, Downtown, when the Cherry Diamond caught up with him.

How do you get the most out of your membership? I work out before going to work. I play basketball and swim too. What is your favorite MAC event? I enjoy Associates sponsored events. I go to Happy Hours. What is your favorite meal? I like the steak and bleu cheese salad.



Living at a Garden View Care Center is Fun!

Residents and family members enjoy playing games in the Stan Musial Game Room at Garden View Care Center of Chesterfield.

Garden View Care Centers created the first Memory Care Program in the St. Louis and St. Charles County regions more than 14 years ago. Today, Garden View Care Centers have the most experience, knowledge, and success in helping people with Alzheimer’s and other diseases with memory loss. Garden View Care Centers’Activity Based 10 hour a day 7 day a week Memory Care Program makes life fun and upbeat for residents and family. If you have a loved one who is experiencing memory loss, talk to the professionals at Garden View Care Centers. Take a tour or call for a free evaluation of your loved one with memory loss. We can help.

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December 2012 Cherry Diamond  

December 2012 issue of the Cherry Diamond magazine