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MAC Gala Dinner and Auction - Feb. 5 • Celebrate Valentine’s Day Spring Break Sports Camp • Boxing is Back at the Club New Hall of Fame Class • Making Wedding Dreams Come True february 2011 MAC Presents College Soccer’s Heisman

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You are invited to be a part of a very special Club tradition...Election Day! Thursday, May 5 Downtown Clubhouse Polls open at the Downtown Clubhouse, 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Results Announced: 8 p.m. in the Missouri Room; Member party Missouri/Eads Room immediately following.

Come join the fun, the camaraderie and be a part of this special day for all the members of the Club! This is a time honored tradition that has been a part of the MAC for over 100 years. Be there to meet your future Board members and join in the celebration!


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CHERRY DIAMOND Good Fellowship Day

Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903

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With “Athletic” as the Club’s middle name, it’s no wonder one of the of MAC’s oldest and most popular traditions centers around the fifth floor. Since the 1930s members have gathered for a day of friendly competitions and free food at the Good Fellowship Day party.

february 2011 CLUB STAFF General Manager/COO - Larry L. Thompson General Manager MAC West - David F. Miller Chief Financial Officer - Larry J. Absheer Food and Beverage Director - Joe Dietz Director of Human Resources - Christine L. Maurer Athletic Director - Jeff Tuhro

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Love is in the air at the MAC. Valentine’s Day means many things to many different people. For some, it is a special holiday meant to shower their significant other with gifts and love, while others like to keep it more low-key and relaxing. No matter what your celebration style is, the MAC will make your day a special one for you and your sweetheart.

CHERRY DIAMOND STAFF Publisher - Christopher J. Lawhorn Director of Communications - James M. Wilson Art Director - Tabitha L. Wilson Communications Assistant - Melissa Mauzy To advertise, call 314-539-4488 or e-mail: advertise@mac-stl.org The Cherry Diamond Vol. 105/No. 2 (UPSP: 102-560) is published monthly by the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63102 Tel. (314) 231-7220. Subscription, $39 per year, subject to sales tax. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT ST. LOUIS, MO. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Cherry Diamond, 405 Washington, Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102

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Making Dream Weddings Come True MAC Hall of Fame MAC Hermann Trophy Golf at the Legends Boxing Bouts at the Club Spring Break Sports Camp New Year’s Eve

New Members The President’s Column Calendar Athletics Focus on Fitness Racquet Sports Clubs Within the Club Financial Report Snapshots

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was donated to the MAC Charitable Society for Children in 2010. Each benefiting charity received $6,748.

minute indoor golf lessons at the Downtown Clubhouse will help you improve your golf game this winter. off all MAC logoed apparel Monday Feb. 7 through Friday, Feb. 13 for Valentine’s Day.

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whiskies will be sampled with a delicious five-course dinner at the Single Malt Whisky Society Irish Celebration. for a day of food, fun and fitness at the annual Good Fellowship Day party at the Downtown Clubhouse. anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War will be commemorated with a special book signing at the MAC.

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membership, he has been bringing his own children to the he Easy as 1-2-3 program rewards you for recruiting Club since they were two. “The MAC has given me and my new members who join the Club with free dues. The family so much joy over the years that I want to share it process is simple and easy. First, provide a prospective with everyone,” Gaertner said. “I try to take member to the Membership office. Next, Gary Gaertner Jr. was people to lunch and just expose our Club your prospective member joins the Club. the first MAC member to recruit three new to new members.” Finally, you win FREE dues equivalent to the category of the joining member. Many members and receive six Gaertner found the recruitment months of free dues. process to be so easy. After introducing members have already taken advantage of a prospective member to the Club, he this wonderful rewards program. would pass their information along to the Membership Gary Gaertner Jr. was the first MAC member to recruit Department and they would take care of the rest. He has three new members and receive six months of free dues. found that prospective members really appreciate all that Gaertner has been coming to the MAC with his father the MAC has to offer. Some don’t even realize the depth since he was four years old. Now that he has his own of a membership. Gaertner encourages other members to recruit new members and receive free dues. “We have such a great Club and institution that every member should try to recruit one new member to keep our Club strong and vibrant,” he said. “People want to join the MAC, and often it only takes a friend asking to get them to join our MAC family.” If you have a friend, family member or business associate who may be interested in a MAC membership, pass along their contact information to Patti Cundiff (Downtown), 314-539-4429, or Julie Kueper (West), 314-539-4408. The Membership Department will contact your prospective member and handle the rest.

New Members ALSWORTH, RANDY; Lincoln Financial Group, 721 Emerson Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63141; Res. 1564 E. Swan Circle Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63144 BANYO, BRETT; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 701 Market St., St. Louis, MO, 63101; Res. 7721 Briar Creek Ln., Waterloo, IL, 62298 BOSCHERT, DAVID, (Gerry); Charles L. Crane Agency, 100 N. Broadway, #900, St. Louis, MO, 63102; Res. 1867 Camberly, St. Louis, MO, 63131, 314966-4127 CORLEY, ANDREW F., (Susie); Andrew F. Corley P.C, 759 Havenwood Circle Drive, Warson Woods, MO, 63122, 314941-1224; Res. 759 Havenwood Circle Drive, Warson Woods, MO, 63122, 314821-6931 DRYSDALE, DOUGLAS B., (Heide); Douglas B. Drysdale, LLC, P.O. Box 123, St. Albans, MO, 63073; Res. 249 Merlot Ln., St. Albans, MO, 63073 FELDMAN, ROBERT, (Andrea); Interco Trading Co., 10 Fox Industrial Park, Madison, IL, 62060; Res. #3 Lorenzo Ln., St. Louis, MO, 63124 4

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KAISER, GEORGE C., (Julie); Stifel Nicholaus, 501 N. Broadway, St. Louis, MO, 63102; Res. 411 Yorkshire Place, St. Louis, MO, 63119 KUSHWAH, MAYANK; Res. 400 S. 4th St., #801, St. Louis, MO, 63102 NAUMER, RICHARD; Resolution Advisors, 3187 Morganford, St. Louis, MO, 63116; Res. 2114 Lynn, Cahokia, IL, 62206, 314-541-1422 ROUNDTREE, BILL, (Teana); State Farm Insurance, 1 N. Brentwood Blvd. #900, St. Louis, MO, 63105; Res. 912 Town & County Estates Ct., St. Louis, MO, 63141 ROXAS, GLENN T., (Mae); Enterprise Holdings, 600 Clayton Corporate Park, St. Louis, MO, 63105; Res. 12000 Chaltenham Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63131 SCOTT, DANIEL J., JR., (Diane); Pulaski Bank, 6510 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63117, 314-317-4868; Res. 524 Central Pl., St. Louis, MO, 63122, 314-394-0116 STANLEY, RODNEY, (Heather); Scottrade Bank, 700 Maryville Centre Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63141; Res. 6509 Crescent View Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63129

Thanks to the following members for sponsoring new members to the Club. David Kirby Jonathon Kirby Lon E. Dircks Andrew Thomasson Tom Reedy Mike Reedy Frank Latuda Chris Lawhorn Chris Wright Mark Cusumano Dan Abkemeier Bob Hagnauer Michael Balota Dr. Greg Galakatos Adam McNutt Dave McNutt Earl Lindenburg 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.


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lthough we are in the heart of winter, now is not the time to hibernate. There are too many great events to look forward to here at the MAC to stay cooped up at home. Leading the way is the Cherry Diamond Gala Dinner and Auction. There is a lot of excitement around the Club about this event. Many members have told me how much they are looking forward to this evening. If you have not had a chance to look at the amazing items our members have donated, I encourage you to go www.mac-stl.org and take a look. The event is fast approaching on Saturday, Feb. 5, and limited space remains, so make reservations now by calling 314- 539-4470. Enjoy a delicious dinner and bid on some unique auction items while supporting the important effort to raise funds to purchase new fitness equipment for both clubhouses and support our MAC Charities. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, make the MAC your destination for a memorable evening. The Valentine’s Ball at the Downtown Clubhouse is always a special night of dining and dancing. If you prefer a romantic dinner, the restaurants at both clubhouses will be serving special menus for Valentine’s Day. Also, keep in mind that you can stop by the pro shops or Downtown front desk to pick up some great Valentine’s gifts. While the MAC has a well-earned reputation for celebrating special occasions in style, remember to take advantage of the excellent dining opportunities that are available every day. Whether you are looking for a quick buffet lunch, an elegant dinner with your spouse or a business meeting with clients, the Club has the venue to serve

your needs. There is plenty of athletic action to look forward to in the coming months. Boxing is back! The Missouri Room was packed with fight fans in November, and the Club is preparing to host some of the top local amateur boxers again on March 11. Athletic has always been the middle name of the MAC. The Club has celebrated athletic excellence for more than a century. On March 5, some of our most distinguished athletes will be inducted into the MAC Athletic Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the HOF Class of 2011: Tim Engelmeyer, Jim Goessling, Carmelo Natoli, Ethan Oetter and the 1999 basketball team. On Feb. 26, make plans to attend a Club tradition that dates back to the 1930s, the annual Good Fellowship Day Party. Hosted by the Downtown Athletic Department, perhaps no event captures the spirit and camaraderie of the MAC like this event. Enjoy a day of food, fun and friendship on the fifth floor. Following athletic activities in the morning, the beer will be flowing and a delicious feast will be offered in the Sportsman’s Club. All of this fun is served up for free! The Club has several effective fitness classes to help you stay in shape and keep those New Year’s resolutions. Pages 14 and 15 of this month’s magazine spotlight some of the classes, including some unique new ones. Give one a try. Many improvements have been made to the women’s locker room at the Downtown Clubhouse and more will continue in the coming weeks. I encourage the ladies to check-out the exciting up-grades. The “Each One, Reach One”

membership recruiting program continues. Many members have already earned free dues through this year-long initiative, including Gary Gaertner Jr. who is highlighted on page 4. Gary was the first member to recruit three new members, and as a result, he has earned six months of free dues. You can start earning free dues too, just turn in your leads to the Membership Department. You will also notice on a bar graph on page 4 that tracks the monthly results of the Each One Reach One program. We will continue to share that information with you in the coming months. When we first launched the “Each One, Reach One” program back in the fall, I mentioned that the Club would host quarterly Town Hall meetings to provide updates regarding the membership state of the Club. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at MAC West. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. This is part of the Club’s ongoing effort to communicate about the state of the Club’s membership and to keep the focus on membership recruitment. Stay warm this winter and remain active -- see you at the Club!

Christopher J. Lawhorn President

BOARD OF GOVERNORS CHRISTOPHER J. LAWHORN - PRESIDENT EDWARD A. GILKERSON - FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT • JAMES MCMULLIN - SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT JAMES R. DANKENBRING - TREASURER • RICHARD NIX - SECRETARY

TERM ENDS 2011 James R. Dankenbring Edward A. Gilkerson Christopher J. Lawhorn James McMullin Richard L. Nix

TERM ENDS 2012 Thomas C. Albus Justin S. Fowler Bob Hagnauer John S. Kingston Donald A. Stork

TERM ENDS 2013 Gordon Bush Daniel Fusz Joel Karsten Christopher Michalak David P. Weiss february 2011

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Cherry Diamond Gala Dinner & Auction Saturday, Feb. 5 Celebrate MAC Spirit and Camaraderie. Bid on vacations, gift certificates, event tickets, tech toys, golf, sports memorabilia and more great items at this exciting inaugural event! Cocktails and Silent Auction - 5:30 p.m. Dinner - 7 p.m. Oral Auction - 8 p.m. After Party - 9 p.m., $35 per person $100, inclusive, per person Downtown Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 9 The Board of Governors will present information regarding the state of the Club’s membership. 6 p.m. MAC West

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Valentine’s Ball Saturday, Feb. 12 Celebrate Valentine's Day with a fabulous dinner dance in the beautiful Missouri Ballroom sponsored by the Dance Club. 6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception (cash bar) 7 p.m. - Dinner 8 p.m. - Dancing until midnight $55, per person, inclusive Happy Hour Sponsored by the Associates Friday, Feb. 18 All members are invited to meet and mix with your fellow members. 5:30-8 p.m. Jack Buck Grille Downtown Drink Specials $1 - Draft beer, $2 - Bottles, $3 - Wells Ballroom Dance Lessons Tuesdays, Feb. 22 - March 22 Perfect your dance moves with lessons by professional instructor Lucy Fitzgerald. 7-9:30 p.m. $70, inclusive pp Dance Club members $75, inclusive pp non-Dance Club members Call 314-539-4402 for reservations.

Good Fellowship Day Saturday, Feb. 26 Don’t miss one of the great traditional events at the Club, as the Downtown Athletic Department hosts the annual Good Fellowship Day Party. It is a day of food, fun and friendship on the fifth floor. Food, beverages and parking are complimentary. See page 8 for more details. Relive the Rat Pack Era Friday, March 4 Relive the Rat Pack Era with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. Entertainment provided by Dean Christopher. 6:15 p.m. - Cocktail Reception (cash bar) 7 p.m. - Dinner 7:45 p.m. - Rat Pack Program 9:15-10:45 p.m. - Dancing $45, per person, inclusive


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Hall of Fame Dinner Saturday, March 5 The MAC will induct the 2011 class into the Club’s Hall of Fame. 6 p.m. - Cocktails 7 p.m. - Dinner 8 p.m. - Program $55, plus gratuity St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Sunday, March 13 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adults - $20 per person plus gratuity Children (12 and under) - $12 per person plus gratuity MAC West Call 314-539-4441 for reservations. Single Malt Whisky Society Irish Celebration Thursday, March 17 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the MAC with a five-course dinner and whisky pairing. 6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception (cash bar) 7 p.m. - Dinner, Tasting & Presentation $150, per person, inclusive Downtown, Art Lounge

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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.

KIDS EAT FREE Monday and Tuesday evenings, 5-9 p.m. Children 12 and under eat free off the kids menu when dining with a parent. Available for one child per adult. Call 539-4441 for reservations. FAMILY NIGHT Every Friday Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MAC Sports Camp staff will entertain kids with games, crafts and much more. This is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy dinner or a drink in the bar while the kids have fun. The service is complimentary for children ages 5 and up. For dinner reservations, call 539-4441. COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS The third Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Sample wines from the MAC wine list. All wine will be available for purchase. • Reservations for events can be made by calling 314539-4470 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 West, call 314-539-4441.

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MAC Good Fellowship Day A tradition of Club Spirit and Camaraderie

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ith “Athletic” as the Club’s middle name, it’s no wonder one of the MAC’s oldest and most popular traditions centers around the fifth floor. Since the 1930s members have gathered for a day of friendly competitions in basketball, swimming and other popular activities at the Good Fellowship Day party. This year will be no different when members will get together at the Downtown Clubhouse for a day of food, fun and friendship on Saturday, Feb. 26. The MAC’s Good Fellowship Day started as the Hall of Health’s Year End Jamboree in the 1930s. Carl Bauer, longtime athletic director, started the outings in the 20s. The outings would draw crowds of seven to eight hundred members outdoors for swimming, sunning and swigging. The location of the Hall of Health gatherings changed three times over the years, but they were always complete with ample amounts of food, sports and beer. They were discontinued in the 1960s, but the Good Fellowship Day party has survived the times. Some of the featured activities in the early days of the Hall of Health outings and Good Fellowship Day included badminton, volleyball and swimming. In 1939, squash had gained

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such popularity at the Club that it was added to the program. It was not uncommon for exhibition games to be played against other Clubs. In 1949, the MAC volleyball team defeated the Des Moines YMCA, and in 1951 the Club’s all-stars defeated the nation’s volleyball champions from Chicago. The athletic prowess of MAC athletes was always proudly showcased. Today’s events still feature swimming, but also include rowing, golf and basketball. An emphasis has also been placed on the healthy lifestyles most members attain by adding free fitness classes members can try. Even if a member is not an athlete, they are still encouraged to come down and squeeze in a workout before enjoying a free lunch.


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his year’s Good Fellowship Day many years, the Good Fellowship Day will feature several athletic buffet featured wild game shot by MAC competitions as well as free fitness members. However, it wasn’t your typical classes. The Downtown athletic wild game fare. Featured meats included department will open at 7 a.m. All caribou, antelope and moose. athletic events and classes will begin at The reward for this year’s participants 9 a.m. Food and beer will begin being will be a buffet of delicious meats, served at 11 a.m. in the Sportsman’s salads, hors d’oeuvres and a mixed Club on the 4th floor. There will be a assortment of fine bread, along sale in the Pro Shop. Events with foamy lager in the Saturday, Sportsman’s Club. will include a closest-tothe-pin contest, 500m and February 26 While Good Fellowship Day 2000m rowing and a 3-point has changed through the contest. Members may also challenge years, one thing has always remained one another for a Club record in constant, the focus on MAC spirit and swimming. camaraderie. Young or old, this event You can also try out several of the brings together all members of the MAC Club’s fitness classes. Instructors will to meet new friends, share time with old offer five free classes. A two-hour friends while reliving memories of the spinning class will be offered from 9-11 past and creating new memories for the a.m. on 5M. From 9-10 a.m. there will future. be a Core class in the 10th floor Judo Outside of the camaraderie, the best Room and Mat Pilates on the 7th floor. part of Good Fellowship Day is that it Hard Body Yoga will be taught on the is FREE! If you are a new member or 7th floor and Boot Camp in the 10th have never come out for this celebration floor Judo Room from 10-11 a.m. before, don’t miss out. If you have After hours of activities and workouts, questions, call Rick Schneider at 314members will be treated to plentiful 539-4434 or Jeff Tuhro at 314-539-4485. buffets abound with meats, cheeses and all the cold beer one can handle. For

Good Fellowship Day Activities Beginning at 9 a.m. • Closest-to-the-Pin Contest, Golf Room • Golf Simulator, 5M • 500m Rowing, 5th floor Cardio Room • 2000m Rowing, 5th floor Cardio Room • 3-Point Contest, 5th Floor Gym • Swimming, Pool Fitness Class Schedule • Spinning, 9-11 a.m., 5M • Core Class, 9-10 a.m, Judo Room • Mat Pilates, 9-10 a.m., Aerobics Room • Hard Body Yoga, 10-11 a.m., Aerobics Room • Boot Camp, 10-11 a.m., Judo Room

Did you know? After a group of members got together to sing at the annual Good Fellowship Day party in 1943, they decided to form a MAC Glee Club, which would later become the MAC Apollos.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the MAC ove is in the air at the MAC. Valentine’s Day means many things to many different people. For some, it is a special holiday meant to shower their significant other with gifts and love, while others like to keep it more low-key and relaxing. No matter what your celebration style is, the MAC will make your day a special one for you and your sweetheart. Check out your guide to a MAC Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Ball

Instead of Valentine’s Ball Saturday, Feb. 12 spending your 6 p.m. - Cocktails (cash Valentine’s bar) Day at an 7 p.m. - Dinner overcrowded $55 per person, inclusive and overpriced MAC Downtown restaurant where Reservations: 539-4470 you leave still feeling hungry, treat your special someone to an evening of elegance at the MAC Valentine’s Ball on Saturday, Feb. 12. The beautiful Missouri Room will be the backdrop for this intimate evening. You and your sweetheart will feast on a delicious three-course dinner and then dance the night away to music by the Chaser’s Fore. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

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Make it simple and treat that special someone to a romantic evening at the Club. Both Clubhouses are offering special dinner menus to celebrate the amorous holiday. For reservations in the Jack Buck Grille or Rendezvous Room, call 314539-4417. For reservations in the Dining Room at West, call 314-5394441.

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Valentines Day Special February 11, 12 & 14, 2011 Jack Buck Grille & Rendezvous Room $42 + grat., per person Amuse Bouche French Onion Soup ~ Apple Salad with Winter Greens ~ Entrée Filet of Lemon Sole w/Caper Lemon Sauce ~ Breast of Chicken Forestiere ~ Black Pepper Crusted Roast Tenderloin Medallion Topped with Scampi Grilled Lobster ~ Dessert Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry filling and Tuxedo Strawberry Valentine’s Day Dinner at MAC West Fri., Feb. 11, Sat., Feb. 12 and Mon., Feb. 14 5-7:30 p.m. $42 per person + gratuity Wine Pairing flight, $26 pp + grat. The Valentine’s Day menu is the only menu offered on Feb. 14. The regular dinner menu will also be available on Feb. 11 and 12. Amuse Bouche French Onion Soup ~ Farmers Salad Entrée Sole Richelieu ~ Bacon Wrapped Fillet Mignon ~ Airline Chicken Roasted Chicken stuffed with Lobster With a Lobster Cream Sauce Dessert Cheesecake Tuxedo Strawberries

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Chocolates The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. The Downtown Clubhouse is selling onepound boxes of chocolates from Merb’s that will make any special person in your life melt. You can purchase chocolates at the Front Desk Downtown. You can also purchase a half dozen chocolate covered strawberries for $14. Strawberries can be dipped in dark chocolate and stripped in white chocolate or dipped in milk chocolate. Orders can be placed by calling 314539-4470. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Athletic Apparel Outfit your significant other in some new and stylish athletic gear from either of the Club’s Pro Shops. Both Clubhouses are offering 15% off all MAC logoed apparel Monday, Feb. 7, through Friday, Feb. 13. Pampering Treat your sweetheart to a day of pampering and relaxation with a massage or manicure/pedicure at either clubhouse. Massage rates are: $27/one-fourth hours, $38/one-half hour, $49/three-fourths hour, $60/hour, $71/one and one-fourth hour, $82/one and one-half hour and $91 for a hone and one-fourth hour hot stone massage (available at MAC West only). Manicures and pedicures are available at both Clubhouses. Manicures start at $20 and pedicures at $35. Nail services are a nice gift for men or women. To schedule an appointment at West, call 314-539-4454. For an appointment Downtown, call 314-539-4440. Gift certificates for manicures, pedicures and massages can be purchased through the Downtown accounting department by calling 314539-4432 or MAC West’s Front Desk by calling 314-539-4444.

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different vendors. From delicious appetizers and entrees, to the romantic ambiance, to the highest quality service in town, the MAC is truly a unique venue. If you want to make your dream wedding come true, contact one of the Missouri Athletic Club’s catering managers by calling 314-5394470.

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rowing up in the 1960s, Joan a smaller scale. The Art Lounge offers Wahl had fond memories of an old world ambience that is perfect attending the Missouri Athletic Club’s for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. No annual Father-Daughter banquets in matter which room you choose, you the Missouri Ballroom. So when it came and your guests will receive exceptional time for her to plan her wedding, Joan services from the Missouri Athletic Club knew she wanted to celebrate her big staff. day at the Missouri Athletic Club. As Planning your wedding at the she and her husband Ed began their Missouri Athletic Club becomes a simple life together, she had aspirations of process when working with one of the her future daughters also holding their Club’s two Catering Managers. With wedding receptions at the MAC. Joan over 36 years of combined experience, and Ed’s dream has come true as two you are in good hands. Their care and of their daughters have held their attention to detail is just one of the reception at the MAC and a third will many reasons the MAC has always been celebrate her reception “I really felt lucky rated a top venue by at the Club in August. local brides. The Wahl’s daughter that the MAC was “The MAC handles able to create any Caitlin had her everything perfectly,” cake I could come reception at the Joan said. “They are Missouri Athletic Club up with.” -Caitlin. always accessible when in October 2010. She you have questions and work hard to describes the experience as absolutely take the burden of the planning off of amazing. “Since I was a little girl, I you.” always wanted to have my reception at When you select the Missouri Athletic the MAC,” Caitlin says. “It was a dream Club as your venue, your catering come true. The experience is truly manager works closely with you to unique and very special. There is no make your dreams a reality. The MAC other room like that ballroom in all of provides one of the most inclusive St. Louis. I love the huge chandeliers, wedding packages in town. One feature the gold details and the mirrored glass.” of the package is a complimentary The Missouri Athletic Club is the most wedding cake. The Club has its own elegant and beautiful venue in town. pastry shop with professional pastry With several rooms in one location, chefs who work with you to create your the opportunities and possibilities are ideal wedding cake. endless for hosting various aspects of “I really felt lucky that the MAC was your wedding. The enchanting Missouri able to create any cake I could come up Ballroom is the definition of elegance. with,” says Caitlin. The natural grace and traditional class Because the Missouri Athletic Club make the Ballroom the picturesque is more than just a private venue for location to host your fairytale wedding. hosting events, you can eliminate many The Crystal Room offers the same extra steps you would normally have elegance as the Missouri Room, but on to take in selecting and contacting

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pice up a cold winter evening with a delicious pasta dish. This month’s Menu Item of the Month is the Cajun Shrimp Pasta and can be enjoyed in the Stan Musial Grille at the West Clubhouse. The Cajun Shrimp Pasta will fill you up while satisfying your taste buds. Shrimp and Andouille Sausage is tossed with Penne Pasta, Peppers and Onions with a Chipotle Cream Sauce. Indulge in this delicious pasta dish for only $15. For reservations in the Stan Musial Grille, call 314-539-4441.

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February Wine of the Month Franciscan 2006 Magnificat By: Mathew Unger C.S.W., Executive Chef - West

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ne of Napa’s original Meritage, this wine begins in over two hundred separate small wine lots, then grapes are carefully selected without regard to variety percentages. The result is full-bodied wine with ripe flavors of black plum and cherry, cocoa and cassis. A concentrated, rich palate with round tannins leads to a long finish with blackberry, anise and mocha. Winemaker Janet Myers has elevated all Franciscan’s wine with her finishing touch of elegance. Enjoy this special wine at either clubhouse for $50 per bottle or $13 per glass.

Free Wine Tastings at West!

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he West Clubhouse offers complimentary wine tastings on the third Friday of every month (excluding December). Sample delicious wines from the MAC wine list. An MAC wine representative will be present to talk about the wines. All wine will be available for purchase. Don’t miss a great chance to find out more about wines ... for free! The next wine tasting will be Feb. 18, at 6 p.m.

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Uncorked at West Buy a bottle of wine. Keep the Cork. Bring it back on your next visit. Receive 1/2 off any bottle of wine.


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f you are looking to get involved in a new sport at the MAC, give fencing a try. The Downtown Clubhouse will be offering an 8-week fencing clinic beginning Wednesday, March 2. Whether you are new to the sport or would like to improve your skills, all are welcome. The clinic will be taught by Coach Hossam Hassan and all equipment will be provided. Coach Hassan is an internationally recognized coach with 32 years of experience. He is the former Egyptian National Fencing coach. He has a proven track record of turning Coach Hossam Hassan novices into champions. The cost of the clinic is $200. The clinic will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the Downtown clinic, contact Jeff Tuhro at 314-539-4485.

Did You Know?

Fencing is one of only four sports to be included in every modern Olympic Games, since the first in 1896. Albertson Van Zo Post of the New York Fencers Club led the early Olympic efforts by winning 5 Olympic medals in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics.

Kids Learn to Swim

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he MAC’s popular swimming clinic is back for its 6th year! This year’s clinic will be a learn-to-swim clinic for children ages 4-8. The six-week clinic, taught by MAC Assistant Swim Coach Lauren Fonseca and staff, is designed to teach beginning swimmers the basics in the pool. Swimmers will learn to become comfortable in the water while working to place their heads under water and alleviate any fears they may have. The clinic will also help teach swimmers floating, kicking, arm action and breathing techniques. Classes will be held at the Downtown Clubhouse on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. The six-week session will start on Feb. 20, and conclude on March 27. The clinic is $50.00, and space is limited. Call Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434 to reserve your child’s spot today!

Attention all Swimmers!

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he Club needs your help to compete in the 2011 NACAD Great Lakes Swim. Clubs from around the country will be competing to see who can swim the lengths of four of the five Great Lakes. Last year the MAC placed third in the country! The swim will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and will conclude on Monday, Feb. 28. The total distance of the swim is 2,004,040 yards. Only Club members may participate. Help show the country that your Club is the best! Make sure to turn in your laps to Jeff Tuhro or the athletic desk to get credit. Turn in your laps no matter where you swim them. If you have questions, please contact Jeff Tuhro at 314-539-4485.

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Little Shark Demo

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ittle Shark Athletic Company will be at the MAC on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. to demo different wet suits for swimmers and triathletes. Members will have the chance to try several types of wet suits and will be able to get in the pool to test them out. You will have the opportunity to purchase wet suits that day at a discounted price. Please call Jeff at 314-539-4485 if you plan to attend.

Indoor Golf Tournament Champion Crowned

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ongratulations to Nathan Brown, who won the Indoor Golf Tournament at the Downtown Clubhouse. Members took a swing at the famed Torry Pines Golf Course in San Diego throughout November on the golf simulator on the 5th floor.

Corporate, Business, Contracts, Real Estate Employment and Estate Planning Hermann Eisele

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David P. Weiss

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Focus on Fitness

Take it to the Mat

Tighten and tone your way to a fit you this year. The Downtown and West Clubhouses offer Mat Pilates to help you shape up. at Pilates works your powerhouse, back, legs and arms using exercises that will lengthen your muscles as they strengthen. Pilates improves your core strength, flexibility, coordination and muscle control. The Downtown Clubhouse will have a new session of Mat Pilates on Wednesdays at noon beginning on Feb. 2. The 8-week session costs $10 per class or $50 for the session. Jeanna Jackson is the instructor. She has over 20 years of experience in personal training and fitness education. For more information or to sign up, call 314-539-4482. Mat Pilates is also taught at 7:30 a.m. on Fridays at MAC West. Christi Gleason instructs the class. She is certified in Scott Pilates: Intensive Mat Plus and Did you know? also has Yoga Alliance certification. Pilates was designed by Joseph Pilates, For more information, contact 314a physical-culturist born in Germany 539-4433. in 1883. He developed a system of exercises during the first half of the Pilates Improves: 20th century which were intended to • Core strength strengthen the human mind and body. • Flexibility Joseph Pilates believed that mental and • Coordination physical health are inter-related. • Muscle control

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Self-Defense Clinic

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rotect yourself with skills you will learn in a self defense class at MAC West. Hidden Fist is an exciting four-week course that will teach you the fundamentals of striking, grappling and disarming in order to protect yourself. You will also learn to improve your awareness to foresee a threat and avoid conflict. Hidden Fist is instructed by Dennis Manginn. Dennis is a martial arts expert and certified fitness coach with 20 years of experience. By the end of the class you will develop the confidence to protect yourself. This clinic is fun, exciting and a life-changing experience for people of all fitness levels. The self-defense clinic will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $80 for the 4-week session. To sign up, call 314-539-4433.

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Sweat & Sculpt

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ork up a sweat in a new hour-long class that incorporates both cardiovascular and strength exercises for a great workout. Sweat & Sculpt will Lisa Banotai. use a variety of equipment to perform calorie burning moves. Participants of any fitness level are encouraged to attend. The class will take place in the group exercise room at MAC West on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 3. The instructor, Lisa Banotai, is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and group fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise. She is also an instructor for BJC and personal trainer for the City of Fenton in addition to the MAC. Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolution. Sign up today!

Train with Christine

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tick with your New Year’s goals with the help of new Downtown Personal Trainer Christine Elsesser. Christine will help you reach your goals Christine Elsesser. by making exercise enjoyable and interesting. She is a certified personal trainer through W.I.T.S. Christine grew up playing competitive golf and tennis. She is an avid runner and race participant. She currently coaches running at the grade and middle school levels. Christine has also taught physical education in primary and middle school. She enjoys incorporating fitness ideas into mainstream gym class. If you need that extra push in your fitness routine, schedule an appointment with Christine. She will tailor a fitness program specifically for you to meet your individual and unique goals. She can motivate anyone at any fitness level. To set up a training session with Christine, call 314-497-7182.

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he Downtown Clubhouse is offering a spinning class on several Saturdays a month. The class is from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes will be held Feb. 5 and 19 and March 5 and 19. Pedal your way to a more fit you in 2011. Join the Saturday morning spin class. For more information, contact Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434.


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Break a Sweat

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hake up your normal fitness routine with a high intensity workout class at MAC West. SWEAT is a 45-minute Kerri Simon. heart pounding, calorie burning workout consisting of intervals on your choice of cardio equipment. Weight training exercises will also be incorporated throughout the class. SWEAT is taught on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Kerri Simon instructs the class. She is an AFAA certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group fitness instructor and Johnny G certified spinning instructor. As a mother of three young children, Kerri is actively involved in the fitness industry and knows the importance of whole body fitness. She believes in the need for a balance between cardio respiratory exercise, strength training, and core conditioning. For more information on SWEAT, call 314-539-4433.

Three Classes To Help You Dance Into Shape Dance it Off

Give Dance it Off a try and you will be learning moves while shedding pounds!

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ove it, shake it and then lose it. Dance it Off will get you dancing away the pounds and toning your body. The class is taught on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at MAC West. Dance it Off consists of balance and core training, stamina and cardio challenge as well as muscle toning and conditioning. The class is an upbeat style of aerobics with classical dance training thrown into the mix along with flexibility, cardio and a lot of fun. You will work with different dance combinations in the class to continue to challenge your body for the best results by muscle confusion. Anyone can take this class, including men. The class will be taught by Caitlin Corry. Give Dance it Off a try today and you will be learning moves while shedding pounds. The class has such a variety of fun moves and techniques that you will forget you are working out. For more information, call 314-539-4433.

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Hip Hop Hustle

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urn calories and lose weight all while enjoying a fun and upbeat workout. The West Clubhouse is introducing a new fitness class that will have you shaking the pounds off in no time‌ Hip Hop Hustle. Hip Hop Hustle gives you a chance to learn the moves as the class progresses. The class builds on layer by layer so that you are never lost, and so everyone can get in the groove. The class is suitable for anyone. Come on in and hustle your backside off! Hip Hop Hustle is taught on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. by Caitlin Corry. For more information, call 314-539-4433.

Get in Shape, Zumba Style

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Free Nautilus Orientation

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he West Fitness Center offers a FREE one-hour orientation class for MAC members in order to educate on proper body mechanics, safety, exercise tips and general knowledge of the Nautilus equipment. The class is taught on the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. Sign up at the Fitness Desk or call 314-5394433 to reserve a spot today!

itch the workout, join the party! Zumba is the latest fitness trend to hit, and people can’t seem to get enough of it. Zumba fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout. Class routines include interval training sessions where fast and slow paced rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning away fat. Zumba is taught Downtown at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Aerobics room on the 7th floor. No reservations are necessary. Zumba is fun and easy for both men and woman. Call Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434 or Jeff Tuhro at 314539-4485 for more info. Zumba is also taught at MAC West on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 9:15 a.m.

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Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Class of 2011

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n Saturday, Hall of Fame March 5, some Banquet of the Missouri Sat., March 5 6 p.m. - Cocktails Athletic Club’s most distinguished 7 p.m. - Dinner 8 p.m. - Program athletic figures will $55 + gratuity be inducted into MAC Downtown the Athletic Hall of RSVP: 314-539-4470 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 2011 class of inductees. Jim Goessling is being inducted for basketball. The former DeSmet High School and UMSL basketball player has been a standout in the MAC leagues for many years. Jim Goessling Carmelo Natoli will also enter the Hall of Fame for Distinguished Service. Natoli has been an avid handball player for years. He has opened his golf course, the Legends, up to the Carmelo Natoli MAC membership and donated the use of the course for the MAC Golf Classic to benefit the Preservation Foundation. Tim Engelmeyer will enter the MAC Hall for racquetball. He has captured the MAC Club Racquetball

championship 16 times. Engelmeyer has also won several Club squash tournaments. The 1999 MAC Basketball team will enter the Hall of Fame. Tim Engelmeyer The team went 5-0 against private club teams from around the country to win the Under 40 division at the National Association of Club Athletic Directors Tournament in Chicago. Members of the team were Scott Highmark, Raj Bhuyan, John Lipic, Mike York, Phil Caster, Rik Maxedon, Rich Sauget Jr., Matt Fagin and Brian Trembath. Ethan Oetter, who grew up in the MAC squash program as a junior, will receive the “Dan Barks Award.” Named for the long-time MAC Athletic Director, the award honors a child of an MAC member who participated in youth athletics, prior to achieving athletic success as an adult. After excelling in the MAC squash program, Oetter went on to become a standout player at Yale. 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. The Hall of Fame banquet will be

MAC Basketballers Hoop it Up in Tourney

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2011 Hall of Fame Inductees Jim Goessling Carmelo Natoli Tim Engelmeyer 1999 MAC Basketball team

The 1999 MAC Basketball team.

Saturday, March 5. The price is $55 per person. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

asketball is more popular than ever at the Missouri Athletic Club. In recent years, an infusion of new members has sparked an increase in the number of players and a jump in the quality of play. Players now have the chance to hoop it up at a tournament for all players this spring. All of the Club’s basketball players are invited to play in the annual tournament. The games will tip off on March 28 and 29 at the Downtown Clubhouse. Games will continue Downtown on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next several weeks, with the top team being crowned tournament champion on Thursday, April 21. The Club will still hold the annual NCAA Tournament event. Those who are entered in the tournament will not be charged for the tournament banquet on Monday, April 4. Registration begins on Monday, Feb. 14 through Friday, March 11. Sign up now because space is limited to the first 64 players. Register for the tournament through the MAC website (www.mac-stl.org). Click on “Athletics” and then click on “Basketball.” See you on the Court!

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MAC Presents College Soccer’s Version of the Heisman Trophy Nagbe and Press Score MAC Hermann Trophy

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ollege soccer’s shooting stars gathered at the Downtown Clubhouse for the presentation of the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy. The award is regarded as college soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy and is presented annually to the top male and female players in the country. Soccer fans gathered in the Art Lounge in anticipation for the press conference where Channel 5 sportscaster Frank Cusumano introduced the top male and female finalists. Missouri Athletic Winners Christen Press and Darlington Nagbe. Club Soccer Chairman Steve Krause approached the podium to announce Akron’s Darlington Nagbe and Stanford’s Christen Press the winners of the 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy. Nagbe led Akron to the school’s first national championship in any sport. He edged DeSmet High School graduate and Indiana University forward Will Bruin to win the award. Colin Rolfe from Louisville was the second runner-up. Press led the country in scoring and guided Stanford to a second consecutive appearance in the national championship game. Melissa Henderson from Notre Dame and Alex Morgan from Cal were the runner-ups. The banquet’s emcee was Bill “Mr. Soccer” McDermott, who interviewed the players, coaches and recognized the Missouri state high school championship teams in attendance. Former The finalists with Soccer Chairman Steve Krause at the press conference. SLU and U.S. National Team star Brian McBride was the featured speaker. The MAC has been honoring college soccer’s best since 1986. Over the years some of the biggest names in soccer like Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Tony Meola and Alexi Lalas have visited the MAC to receive the prestigious crystal soccer ball trophy.

Brian McBride was interviewed by Bill McDermott. Brian McBride and Al Trost.

Channel 2 interviews Will Bruin.

Christen Press. Darlington Nagbe.

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Racquetball News

By: Dave Schwent, MAC Racquetball Pro

Hal Rutheford won the Club Championship by beating long-time champ Tim Engelmeyer. I really appreciate Tim showing up and toughing out playing this year. On March 24-27, the MAC will be hosting the 2nd Men’s Professional Racquetball tournament. The best players in the world will be competing in the most exciting sport in the world for prize money with balls flying 180 mph, diving and jumping. Kane Waselenchuk, the #1 player in the world will be here defending his title. Wanna play? There will be an amateur draws for all skill levels. Just wanna watch? Tickets are free for MAC members. All others will pay $5 for the quarterfinals and $10 for the Semis and Finals. Semis will be played on Saturday afternoon, and Finals will be on Sunday at noon. Tickets may be purchased online at www.R2sports. com. The MAC will be co-hosting the National High School Championships on March 4-6. The 2011 National High School Racquetball Championships have over 400 boys and girls high school players from around the country competing. Beaverton High School will be the defending overall team champion along with more than 40 high schools from across the U.S. Players will be competing for coveted gold medals in singles and doubles divisions as well as one-year appointments to the USA Racquetball Junior National Team. Tip of the Month: Let’s keep it simple for this month, and let’s cut down on mistakes. NO SKIPPING!! Do this for a month and count how many skips you have. Your goal is to have no skips and in the end it will help knock off a few holiday pounds. Even if you have a big fat setup, stick to the plan. NO SKIPS!! Please call or email and for this month, let’s get out and play and see first-hand how this strategy really works. You have nothing to lose and a great little workout awaits you.

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Tennis Playing Strategies By: Kim Steinmetz, MAC Tennis Pro

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o into a match with a game-plan. The plan does not need to be intricate. It starts with knowing your own game including your strengths and weaknesses. Maybe you will see yourself in one of the following: STYLE 1. I hate making errors. I like to stay back, to be consistent and wait for my opponent(s) to make errors. 2. I like to hit the ball hard from the baseline and force errors. 3. I like to come in sometimes and put pressure on my opponent(s). 4. I like to come to the net as often as possible. STRENGTHS 1. I have a particularly strong stroke (i.e. forehand, backhand, serve). 2. I move well. 3. I have good ball placement (i.e. down-the-line, lob, angle). 4. I poach well. WEAKNESSES 1. I have a particularly weak stroke (i.e. forehand, backhand, serve). 2. I do not move well. 3. I do not like to come to the net. With the above in mind, your initial game plan is to use your favorite style most of the time, put yourself in a position to use your strengths, and to avoid situations that highlight your weaknesses. Your secondary game plan is to analyze your opponent(s) and figure out their strengths and weaknesses and to play accordingly. Let’s say, for example, you like to play the net yet you feel your overhead is a little weak. When you play, you can come to the net often, but you may not want to close in too quickly or too far. You will find less lobs come your way if you stand 3 feet back from where you would normally play at the net. You also may realize, as you play, that your opponent has not lob yet! You are in luck! Change your strategy and play closer to the net and be more aggressive and see what happens. Keep adjusting your game as you play. When players are strategizing, a tennis match can be as mentally challenging as a chess match!

Squash Stuff

By: Heidi Mather, Head Squash Pro Congratulations to Tom Beattie’s “The James Caird” and Blake Briscoe’s “Entourage” for making it to the Finals. Both teams did well to overtake season’s leaders, Keith Vidal’s “Yes, Lets.” Our juniors have some busy months ahead with tournaments in Virgina, Princeton, Dayton and the High School Championships. These will lead them up to the Junior Nationals held in March. Good luck guys!

Junior player Reed Whitney is currently ranked 28 in the country in U-17 boys.


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here are many great opportunities that come with your membership at the Missouri Athletic Club, including the Overlay Program through The Country Club at The Legends. The Overlay Program is a full family golfing membership with no initiation fee, no food and beverage minimum, no service charge or tee time restrictions for only $250 a month. The Country Club at The Legends is a community built around the game of golf, with 27 beautiful and challenging holes, including 18 holes with zoysia fairways designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The Legends will further enhance your family’s recreational enjoyment. If you are interested in joining the Legends through the Overlay program, call Julie Kueper or Patti Cundiff in the MAC membership department to receive the enrollment application and agreement. For MAC members not wishing to join the Legends through the Overlay program, there is a reciprocal golfing privilege. The MAC member pays the weekday guest fee of $30 or weekend

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guest fee of $60 plus a $15 cart charge if applicable. Tee times can be made 7 days in advance and there are no restricted times. All purchases and fees can be charged to your MAC account. To book your tee time, call the Pro Shop at 636-938-5548. Please give the Pro Shop your name and MAC member number. If you would like to take a tour of the Legends or need more information about the Overlay Program or reciprocal golf privileges, please contact Stephanie Patrick, Legends Membership Director, at 636-938-6295 or via e-mail spatrick@thelegendsgolf. com.

erfect your golf skills this winter with lessons with a pro. Wayne Ockovic will offer private golf lessons at the Downtown Clubhouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Wayne Ockovic. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lessons last approximately 45 minutes and the cost will be $45. Ockovic began playing golf during his 20-year active duty with the U.S. Air Force. After his retirement, he began his golf career as an assistant golf pro at St. Clair Country Club. He was the Head Professional at Fox Creek Golf Club and Stonewolf Golf Club. For the past 10 years, he has been the Head Professional at St. Clair Country Club and recently retired in December. If you are interested in setting up a lesson with Wayne, call 618-795-4944.

Downtown Women’s Locker Room Renovations Near Completion

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he Downtown Women’s Locker Room renovations have made significant progress towards completion. The locker room is now more comfortable and relaxing for you to enjoy pre-or post-workout. In January, the front two bathrooms were completed. The new bathrooms feature updated fixtures, shower curtains, tile and hardware. In addition to the updated bathrooms, the main locker room area has new changing room

curtains. A marble vanity has also been added for you too utilize for make-up application. A flat screen TV has also been installed. The Club’s staff is working hard to finish the remaining renovations, which include the other two bathrooms. The improvements have made the women’s locker room a much more enjoyable environment for female members. Jennifer Stoehr works out at the

Downtown Clubhouse five mornings a week. She uses the 7th floor locker room to get ready in the morning after her workouts. She finds that the improvements really enhance the overall environment for female members of the MAC that use the downtown facility. “The downtown athletic facilities have a lot to offer,” said Stoehr. “The indoor lap pool comes immediately to mind. Further, there are great group fitness classes taught by excellent instructors. The nice part is now female members are able to begin and end their workouts in a locker room that is new and relaxing.” Before heading home from the office or during your lunch break, stop in and workout Downtown and enjoy the new and improved women’s locker room facilities.

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Building on an MAC Tradition… Brick by Brick

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support of the or more than membership to a century, the MAC has been succeed. SMITH FAMILY a prominent force One way you can MAC MEMBERS in the city of St. pave the way to the SINCE 1982 Louis. In order MAC’s continued to preserve the success in the historic Downtown future is through Clubhouse, many infrastructure the MAC Brick Paver Program. A improvements are necessary. The MAC brick is the ideal way to show MAC Preservation Foundation was your support for the Club through formed to raise funds necessary an affordable contribution that will for infrastructure modernization of permanently commemorate your role the Downtown Clubhouse. These in preserving the Missouri Athletic major upgrades and renovations Club. Preserve your memories while are imperative to the future of the preserving your Club with an MAC Club. To date, contributions and brick which will be displayed in a pledges are approaching $1,000,000, prominent location in the Downtown including major gifts from several Clubhouse. past Presidents, many past Governors Order Your MAC Brick and major corporations, including There are four different brick sizes Emerson. The Preservation available. Each brick allows a certain Foundation must have the broad number of characters for you to

display any message you wish. A sign up form can be found on the front page of the MAC website (www.macstl.org). If you have any questions regarding the Brick Paver Program, contact Pam Roth in the MAC Accounting Department at 314-5394400 or proth@mac-stl.org.

Members Drive Membership By: Bob Hagnauer, Membership Committee Chairman

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he active and continual involvement of every MAC member is the key to success for any effort to recruit new members. This is the simple fact that will lead to success for the “Each One Reach One” membership campaign that rewards current members for each new member that they recruit. Our new member “sales force,” Patti and Julie, are hard-working, dedicated professionals, but we simply cannot achieve the numbers of new members that we need with just two sales people. This is why we have asked for your help. Think of the results we would achieve with 2,500 people actively identifying

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prospective new members for Patti and Julie to call. With every one of our 2,500 members actively serving as our eyes and ears all across St. Louis, and then giving Patti and Julie the names of prospective members, our recruitment results will change quickly. If every member truly wants to help the MAC, the best way is to always be on the lookout for prospective new members.

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he Board of Governors will hold another Town

Hall meeting to update you regarding the state of the Club’s membership. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at MAC West and will begin at 6 p.m. The Board of Governors will continue to hold quarterly Town Hall meetings.

Patti Cundiff and Julie Kueper.


MAC Boxing Championships

Boxing is back! The event was so popular in November that the MAC has decided to hold another big Boxing night on Friday, March 11. Make your reservations now so you don’t get knocked out of this fun event. Top boxers from around the area will showcase their talents in the ring. Hungry fight fans will feast on a delicious steak dinner. Call 314-539-4470 for reservations.

Friday, March 11 MAC Downtown 6 p.m. - Cocktails 7 p.m. - Dinner (Cocktails by Subscription and Cash Only) 8:15 p.m. - Boxing begins $100 per person+ gratuity $125 per person + gratuity - ring side seating Call 314-539-4470 for reservations. february 2011

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Back with the Rat Pack

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elive the Relive the Rat Pack Rat Pack Friday, March 4 Era with Frank 6:15 p.m. - Cocktails (cash/ Sinatra, Sammy signature bar) 7 p.m. - Dinner Davis, Jr., Dean 7:45 p.m. - Rat Pack Program Martin, Joey 9:15 p.m. - Dancing $45 per person Bishop and Reservations: 539-4470 Peter Lawford MAC Downtown at the MAC on Friday, March 4. The Dean Christopher Band, a 7-piece band, will perform your favorite Rat Pack hits. Following the performance, the band will continue to play for dancing. The MAC shuttle will be available to transport you and your guests from the West Clubhouse to Downtown and will return you later in the evening. A threecourse dinner will be served prior to the performance.

Spotlight on Club Life by Tom Albus Chairman MAC Club Life Committee clublife@mac-stl.org

Traditions Old and New

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ebruary 2011 is bookended by two great events. The first will be the first chapter of a new Club tradition and second is a great old one. Please join us on Saturday, February 5, 2011, for the inaugural Cherry Diamond Auction Gala in the Missouri Room. This event is the product of hard work by scores of members and staff. There is a cocktail party, dinner, a silent and live auction and an after party. The proceeds will benefit the Charitable

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Float Ridin’

Be Atop the MAC Float for St. Patty’s Day

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oin your fellow MAC lads and lassies on the MAC float for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12. The Associates are sponsoring the float this year. The parade begins at noon, but a continental breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Float participants will leave the Clubhouse at 11 a.m. for the parade route. If you are interested in participating, please contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402. The float is limited to the first 40 participants, so be sure to reserve your place now.

Society for Children, the MAC Preservation Foundation and the Club athletic facilities. Just take a look at the auction offerings at the mac-stl. org website to see the generosity and enthusiasm of our members. This event is a great example of our Club identifying a need, thinking creatively to meet that need and then executing a plan in a way that is elegant and fun. Three weeks later, February 26, 2011, is the Good Fellowship Party for members Downtown. This tradition dates back decades to Athletic Director Carl Bauer. There are basketball games, athletic contests, a squash round robin among other sporting events, plus a great annual sale in the pro shop and free lunch and beer. What more needs to be said? If you have never been to Good Fellowship Day, please come. If you

Create the MAC Signature Cocktail

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reate your own unique cocktail and it could become the signature cocktail at the MAC. The Club is hosting the Great American Cocktail contest to seek out the perfect MAC concoction. The winning drink will be so designated by a MAC member’s family name followed by 1903, thus proclaiming it a Club drink. All drink recipes must be submitted to Katie Maurer by Feb. 28. You can email your recipe to kmaurer@mac-stl. org or mail it to Katie at the Downtown Clubhouse. Your cocktail cannot be an exact copy of an existing drink. Second, you can create a totally new drink. Third, you can use an old family recipe. Fourth, your cocktail can be an existing drink with an added ingredient or some deviation from the original.

have been, I know you won’t miss it. It is our Club at its very best. Speaking of the Club, it seems that all aspects of Club life are in full swing. To name just a few things, the Apollos are preparing their 68th spring show, the Toastmasters meet at both clubhouses, Rotary has a great speaker every Thursday, the squash facility is completing a state-of-the-art expansion, tennis leagues are going and campaign committees are forming for the May Board election. Jump into one or more of these great activities and, remember, if you have any questions contact me at clublife@mac-stl.org or when you see me at the club.


With the Single Malt Whisky Society here’s no Single Malt Whisky better way Society: An Irish Celebration to celebrate St. Thurs., March 17 Patrick’s Day 6 p.m. - Reception (cash bar) then a night out 7 p.m. - Dinner & Tasting $150 per person sampling Irish Reservations: 539-4402 whiskies with the MAC Downtown, Art Lounge chance to win a trip to Ireland. On Thursday, March 17, the Single Malt Whisky Society will host a special five-course dinner in the Downtown Art Lounge. Each course will be paired with an Irish whisky. Robert Sickler, Master of Whisky, will be the evening’s featured speaker. He will provide information about each of the whiskies being tasted. As a Master of Whisky,

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Sickler has completed indepth training courses. He was trained by experts at many of Scotland’s finest distilleries. Whiskies that will compliment the fivecourse dinner include Bushmills 10, Black Bush, Bushmills 16, Bushmills 21 and Bailey’s Irish Crème on the rocks. At the end of the evening one member will win a trip for two to Ireland. Several other door prizes will be handed out. Make your reservations now and next year you may be spending St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!

Civil War Book Signing

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ommemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a book signing at the MAC. On Wednesday, April 13, MAC member and author Greg Wolk, will be at the Downtown Clubhouse to discuss his book “Friend and Foe Alike.” The book is a tour guide which takes you throughout the state to visit battlegrounds and learn about the battles fought in Missouri. The evening will feature dinner and begins at 5:30 p.m. More details will follow in the next Cherry Diamond.

CWC’s

An Irish Celebration

CSC Contributes Largest Amount Ever

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he Charitable Society for Children is proud to announce that they have the largest amount of donations ever. In 2010 the CSC raised $20,245.10 to be split among the three benefiting charities. Each organization will receive $6,748.37. In 2009, the CSC collected $17,644. Thank you to everyone who contributed. The Charitable Society for Children accepts donations throughout the year from MAC members, CWCs and employees. All proceeds are split among the three charities. The 2010 charities included Friends of Kids with Cancer, Guardian Angel Settlement Association and Good Shepherd School. The CSC is now taking donations for the 2011 charities, Delta Gamma Center, the Little Bit Foundation and TASK. If you would like to make a donation, please visit the CSC website at www.mac-stl.org/ cwccharity. Missouri Athletic Club Charitable Society for Children

New Painting Unveiled Outside JBG

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hanks to the generous contributions of many MAC members, the Downtown Clubhouse has an attractive new piece of art. The USS Missouri is on display outside the Jack Buck Grille. The watercolor on paper was painted by artist Daven Anderson.

Artist Daven Anderson with the USS Missouri.

James A. Auffenberg E. Tracy Beckette Haplin T. Burke Gordon D. Bush Robert E. Coolidge Alexander G. Corrigan Dennis G. Corrigan Joe Dietz Carol W. Dodds Robert B. Dunn Justin S. Fowler Robert B. Fredrickson Daniel D. Fusz Nicholas George George J. Green Leonard L. Griggs, Jr. Robert N. Hagnauer, Jr. Terry K. Hammer Judith R. Hanses Stuart B. Hartzell

Timothy N. Hartzell James M. Gallen Joel L. Karsten Bud Koeller Clifford M. Kurrus John S. Kingston Christopher J. Lawhorn Katherine M. Maurer Christopher R. Michalak David F. Miller Richard L. Nix John M. Noce Jean M. Raybuck Raese V. Simpson Donald A. Stork Larry L. Thompson Phillip S. Tomber Robert R. Waites David P. Weiss

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financial

FINANCIAL REPORTS AVAILABLE

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he audited financial statements of the Missouri Athletic Club for the years ended August 31, 2010 and 2009, are now available in the Club’s Accounting and Finance Department. Any member desiring a copy of the financial statements may request a copy from the Chief Financial Officer, Larry Absheer. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Missouri Athletic Club (the “Club”), its wholly owned subsidiary, MAC Redevelopment Corp. (the “Corporation”), and the Missouri Athletic Club Preservation Foundation (the “Foundation”), a related party under common control. The Club achieved net revenues of $6,630,282 during 2010. This was up from $6,604,531 in 2009. Included in net revenues are membership dues ($7,421,339 for 2010 and $7,730,837 for 2009), sales ($8,015,576 for 2010 and $8,466,676 for 2009), initiation fees ($20,350 for 2010 and $23,950 for 2009), and cost of sales and departmental expenses ($8,826,983 for 2010 and $9,616,932 for 2009).

Nondepartmental expenses totaled $7,784,802 in 2010, compared to $8,289,861 in 2009. Nonoperating income (expense) was ($409,368) in 2010, compared to ($1,233,903) in 2009. Members’ equity decreased to $6,148,426 at the end of 2010, compared to $7,712,314 at the end of 2009. The Club ended 2010 with $185,842 of unrestricted cash on its balance sheet, compared to $272,158 at the end of 2009. The Club’s long-term debt payable at the end of 2010 was $8,398,028 and the Corporation owed $2,007,612 to the bank. The corresponding numbers as of the end of 2009 were $8,741,198 and $2,186,532, respectively. At the end of 2010, the balance on the Club’s line of credit was $675,858; the balance at the end of 2009 was $851,162. If you have any questions about the finances of the Club or any of its related entities, please contact Larry Absheer at 314-539-4477 or labsheer@mac-stl.org.

DUES PREPAYMENT OPPORTUNITY PREPAY YOUR DUES AND SAVE $$$$! The Club is Once Again Offering Our Members The Opportunity to Pay Their Dues In Advance During the Month of February And Achieve Significant Savings Please submit payment on a separate check and send to: Missouri Athletic Club 405 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63102 Checks must be received in our office by February 28, 2011 Call (314) 539-4432 for more information

FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT

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he Club’s fiscal year runs from September 1 through August 31. The first quarter of our 20102011 fiscal year ended on November 30, 2010. During the first three months of our fiscal year, revenue from departmental operations totaled $2,045,917. This total was $113,869 less than plan and $27,821 less than last year. Membership dues reached $1,774,289. This total was $35,256 less than plan and $89,007 behind last year. Total resident members in November 2010 stood at 1,527 with total dues-paying members of 2,471; the corresponding totals for November 2009 were 1,696 and 2,650 respectively. We had 1,302 Diamond Club members in November 2010, which was 52.7% of the total duespaying membership; last November’s

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total was 1,391, or 52.5%, of the total dues-paying membership. Unallocated costs have accumulated to $1,846,931 so far this year. This total is $17,801 less than plan and $16,965 higher than last year. Net operating cash flow (net income before depreciation) of $319,916 was generated during the first three months of our fiscal year. This amount is $55,135 less than plan and $9,594 less than last year. Capital expenditures during the quarter totaled $41,774. Of this total,

$24,602 was spent downtown and $17,172 was spent at MAC West. The Club ended the quarter with cash of $156,729 on its balance sheet. The line of credit balance at the end of November 2010 was $728,539. As of the end of November, the Club had long-term bank debt of $8,135,676 and MAC Redevelopment Corp., which owns our garage, had long-term bank debt of $1,947,972 for a total of $10,083,648. During the first quarter, principal payments totaling $202,491 were made on the debt. If you have any questions concerning the Club’s finances, please contact the Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Larry Absheer, at 314-5394477 or labsheer@mac-stl.org.


MAC Staff Spotlight Housekeeping Supervisor

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s you place your napkin onto your lap when you sit down for lunch in the Sportsman’s Club or before you lay your head down on your pillow when staying overnight at the MAC, you probably don’t realize the behind-the-scenes work that has gone into making your experience at the Club a positive one. A hardworking team of employees work diligently around the clock to prepare the Club for you. The Housekeeping team, led by Housekeeping Supervisor Victoria Jenkins, handles everything from laundry to cleaning. Victoria has worked at the MAC for 14 years. She started as a room keeper and was eventually promoted to valet attendant and then to housekeeping supervisor. Victoria manages a staff of 12 employees that cover a wide range of jobs throughout the Club. Working under Victoria are the Club’s laundry attendants, housemen, room keepers, washers and valet attendants.

Victoria is responsible for various different areas of the Downtown Clubhouse. Not only does she oversee her employees to ensure they are providing the highest quality service, many times she also pitches in to help. “I enjoy being able to work beside my staff to help them make each member have a positive experience at the Club,” said Victoria. The Housekeeping department is responsible for preparing all of the Club’s linens, cleaning the Clubhouse from top to bottom, providing members with dry cleaning services and cleaning overnight guest rooms. Throughout the day she is constantly making her rounds from floor to floor ensuring everything is clean and ready. “I inspect each of the overnight guest rooms checking that they are ready for guests to check in,” said Victoria. “I also make sure the linens for private events are cleaned and set up in each room.” Victoria also monitors the Club’s linen supplies. When towels or sheets start to become worn, she meets with Food and Beverage Director Joe Dietz to order new linens. Most members do not see the Housekeeping department in action each day, but you come in contact with their work in every aspect of the Club. These men and women work tirelessly to provide you with the best experience when you are at the MAC. Next time

you grab a towel after a workout on the treadmill or put on your freshly pressed shirt, remember the crew of MAC employees who have worked hard to enhance your membership experience.

Victoria Jenkins and Antoine Mayhew in the Valet Shop.

Napkins run through the ironing machine located in the basement.

Willie Shell stacks the towels.

In The Gallery Artist of the Month

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his month’s featured artist in the MAC Gallery is James Tuttle. James aims to portray the earth, sky and high water in the world after the flood, the way it was in the days of Noah. According to anthropological studies, the flood legends play a universal theme in cultures around the world. Tuttle’s Rainbow World art series features an ongoing commitment to designer art. He has painted for many years as a trained, tailored and selfimproved artist. If you are interested in purchasing any of Tuttle’s work, contact Linda Van de Riet at 314-539-4448.

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Run for the Board

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he Missouri Athletic Club Nominating Committee is seeking 10 qualified candidates to run for the 2011 Club election. Don’t miss this rewarding chance to give back to the Club. If you are interested in running, please contact Linda Van de Riet at 314-539-4448 or lvanderiet@mac-stl.org. Nomination packets, complete with a photo, letter of intent and biography are due by 5 p.m., Monday, March 21, 2011. After receiving all applications, the Nominating Committee will narrow the field of candidates down to 10. These 10 people will appear on the ballot for the Club election on Thursday, May 5. The top five election winners will be announced at 8 p.m. on May 5, in the Missouri Room and will serve a three-year term

on the board. Not only is it a way to give back to the Club, but the experience is extremely rewarding. Being a Governor is fun. You get to attend and participate in many club events. You will also instantaneously make 14 new friends and meet 10 other new individuals in the two years to follow. Those who serve on the Board are extremely dedicated, hardworking individuals. In other words, they are great people to know. Running for the Board is also a great way to connect with other non-Board Missouri Athletic Club members. You will certainly gain notoriety within the Club, whether or not you win. In fact, running for the Board is half the fun. You will walk away having gained much more out of your membership. Between dinners and other special events, the

candidates develop a deep camaraderie that few ever forget. Whether you decide to run for the Board or not, make plans now to be at the Downtown Clubhouse on Election Day, May 5. Experience all of the excitement first hand with a walk through the famed Missouri Athletic Club gauntlet.

A Reunion of Past Presidents

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n January, past presidents of the MAC gathered at the Club for their annual reunion. This event is a way for the Club to thank those who have served the MAC with their leadership through the years.

Back row (l-r): Bill Skaggs, Rick Lodewyck, Patrick McCarthy, Gary Wideman, Flip Schwarz, Scott Engelbrecht, Henry Luepke, David Hemenway, Nick Lamb and Mark Neill. Front row (l-r): Mike Hackett, James Godfrey, Frank Bittner, Charles Wittenberg, Gerry Ortbals, President Chris Lawhorn, Don Gunn, John Murphy, Bill Conway, Carl Stifel and Jim Ewoldt.

Michael Hackett and Jay Godfrey.

David Hemenway.

Don Gunn, Jim Ewoldt and Bill Conway. Carl Stifel and Rick Lodewyck.

Gary Wideman. february 2011

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Spring Break Sports Camp

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f an out of town trip isn’t your plans for spring break, your family can still feel like it is getting a break from school at MAC West’s Spring Break Sports Camp. Your kids will be psyched to spend the day playing sports and making new friends, while you will get the chance to take some time for yourself. You won’t have to spend the week listening to your kids complain that they are bored. The camp is similar to the holiday and summer sports camps. Participants will play tennis, squash, racquetball, kickball, dodgeball, flag football, basketball, soccer and more. The dates are March 21 - 25 and March 28 – April 1. The cost is $25, per half day or $50 per full day, per child for members. For non-members, the cost is $35 for a half day or $60 for a full day. The full-day camp includes lunch. Participants must sign up per day. For more information, contact Coach Saxton at 314-5394468.

THE MAC PRESERVATION FOUNDATION Estate Planning Have you given consideration to including the MAC Preservation Foundation in your estate plan? Any questions, contact your tax/ advisor, attorney or Don Gunn, President of the MAC Preservation Foundation, at 314-432-4550. The MAC Preservation Foundation has been established to support a major fundraising effort to address the basic infrastructure of the Downtown Clubhouse that is in critical need of upgrading and renovation. The MAC Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Spring Break Sports Camp

March 21 - 25 March 28 - April 1 Half-day: 9 a.m. -Noon Half-day: Noon - 4 p.m. Full-day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


New Year’s Eve Ball Celebrates the Roaring 20’s in Style

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he MAC once again hosted the most glamorous New Year’s Eve bash in town. Members and guests rang in the New Year with family and friends amid a packed Missouri Room. This year’s party theme was the roaring 20’s. Many took advantage of the fun theme by dressing the part with sharp tuxes, flapper dresses and festive headdresses. Party-goers began their night with lavish hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the Art Lounge before settling in the Missouri Room for a delicious three-course dinner. The Bob Kuban Band provided entertainment for the evening. A champagne toast at midnight was the perfect closing to a grand evening at the MAC.

Paul Weishaar and Abby Perdue.

Ann Schwarz, Ken and Tory Mallin and Jennifer Short.

Patrick and Susan McCarthy with Sgt. Mike Sappington.

Gary Gossett, Georgia Stone, Cory and Michael King and Trish and Dennis Kerfoot.

Kelly and Mark Neill.

Rich and Linda Kohm with Catherine and Stephen LaBarge.

Pat and Edward Corich with Terry and Ozzie Carlton. Judy & Robert Stuntz

GM Larry Thompson with Mina and Jim McMullin. Joyce Marsh, Rosemarie Drinkard, June Michael and Kathy Cochran. february 2011

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Marian and Ken Hammer with Belen and Maximino Floreza at the Christmas Dinner Dance at the Downtown Clubhouse.

David Deterding lifts weights on 5M at the Downtown Clubhouse.

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Thomas Burke and John Noce at the Wall Street Table Christmas party. Noce was the featured speaker discussing the USS Missouri.

Helen and Joe McGlynn enjoy dinner in the Jack Buck Grille.

John Murphy, Frank Bittner, Patrick McCarthy and Bill Skaggs at the Past Presidents Reunion dinner Downtown.

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Tony Bruning works out in the weight room at the Downtown Clubhouse. Scott and Jane Molden ring in 2011 at the Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve celebration at the Downtown Clubhouse.

Willie Shell receives his employee holiday bonus check from President Chris Lawhorn.

Joe Porter gets a haircut in the Barbershop Downtown. Staci DeArmond, Mike LaBelle, Dr. Greg Zielinski, Leslie Schumann and Bill Zielinski dine in the Sportsman’s Club.

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This month: Elliot Benoist Elliot was grabbing some water during his workout at the Downtown Clubhouse when the Cherry Diamond caught up with him. He rejoined the Club in 2004. 1. Why did you first join the MAC? “I joined for the wonderful facilities, especially the athletic facilities.” 2. How do you get the most out of the MAC? “Working out on the 5th floor.” 3. What is your favorite MAC event? “I always enjoy coming down for the Good Fellowship Day party. It’s nice to use the athletic facilities and hang out with fellow members.” 4. What is your favorite meal at the MAC? “I always get what used to be called the ‘Any Man Salad’ on the 4th floor Downtown. The salad has everything in it.” 5. Have you utilized the Club’s fitness classes and personal training services? “I used to workout with a trainer who helped keep me in shape. Now I train on my own.”

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