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CHERRY DIAMOND Missouri Athletic Club

A growing number of women are discovering the many networking and social opportunities the Club offers. The MAC Women’s Initiative Committee was formed to continue to raise awareness about the what MAC offers women and to increase the number of women who join the Club.

Inside the Diamond: • • • •

Wining and Dining • New Craft Beers in the Jack Buck Grill Catch the Shuttle to Cards Games • New Squash Court Completed History of the American Legion at the MAC • Summer Fun at West may 2011 1 Racquetball Pros Compete at Club • A Banquet for Dads and Daughters


All Business About Parties Business Dining Room at West Available for Parties

• The Business Dining Room is available for banquets on Monday-Saturday nights for groups of 50-100. • The room can be customized to fit a variety of events... rehearsal dinners, awards banquets, service awards, birthday parties, class reunions, anniversary parties, small weddings and business meetings. • The room is equipped with a state of the art sound system.

Call 314-539-4490.

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CHERRY DIAMOND MAC Women’s Initiative

Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903

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Back in the early days of the MAC, the Club was traditionally known as a “men’s” club. Today, women are just as active in the Club as men. Many women are the primary membership holders, use the facilities daily and are involved in Club activities.

may 2011 CHERRY DIAMOND STAFF Publisher - Christopher J. Lawhorn Director of Communications - James M. Wilson Art Director - Tabitha L. Wilson Communications Assistant - Melissa Mauzy

Summer Fun at West

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Keep your kids active this summer with sports camps at the MAC. Not only will these activities keep their brains active during summer vacation, but your children will stay healthy and in shape.

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

To advertise, call 314-539-4488 or e-mail: advertise@mac-stl.org The Cherry Diamond Vol. 105/No. 5 (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

FEATURES

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Root, Root, Root for the Cardinals Wining and Dining Racquetball Pro Stop New Squash Court The MAC and the American Legion Staff Spotlight Father/Daughter Banquet

New Members The President’s Column Calendar Tennis Basketball Focus on Fitness Dining Clubs Within the Club What’s on the Web Snapshots

DIAMOND DIGITS

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new craft beers are now offered in the Jack Buck Grill Downtown.

minutes prior to Cardinals home games you can catch the MAC shuttle to Busch Stadium. The shuttle also leaves 15 minutes prior to game time.

great indulgences are being paired together for the ultimate night at the MAC… wine and chocolate. Don’t miss the Wine and Chocolate Tasting on June 15.

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draft beers, $2 bottles and $3 well drinks at all MAC happy hours. marked the first Father-Daughter banquet held at the MAC. This year’s banquet will yet again be a special evening out for dads and daughters on Wednesday, May 18.

weeks of posture exercise class at MAC West will help you develop a strong, healthy posture which will allow for the coordinated workings of the muscles and the skeletal system. may 2011

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New Members

New Members

BEHAN, KATHLEEN; Res. 641 N. Mosley Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63141, 314-4328579 BLUCKER, TIM A., (Michelle); Blucker Financial Group, 687 Trade Center Blvd., Chesterfield, MO, 63005, 636536-9931; Res. 401 Conway Wold Byway, St. Louis, MO, 63141, 314-5790636 BROCKWELL, MICHAEL T., (Sharon); Boxes, Inc., 1833 Knox Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63139, 314-781-2600; Res. 13075 McKee Rd., Festus, MO, 63028, 636933-2528 COFFMAN, CINDY CRIDER, (Jeff); Avala Marketing Group, 1082 Headquarters Park Dr., Fenton, MO, 63026, 888-8289249; Res. 230 Reedway Ln., Kirkwood, MO, 63122, 314-821-1233 DELASHMIT, CHARLES (ED); Sherman Produce Co., 44 Produce Row, St. Louis, MO, 63102, 314-231-2896; Res. 12719 St. Lazare, St. Louis, MO, 63127, 314393-2896 KLOECKER, RICHARD J.; Res. 1962 Chesterfield Ridge Circle, Chesterfield, MO, 63017, 636-778-0608 MISKOVSKY, EMIL F., MD, (Mary); Res. 3 Huntleigh Trails Ln., St. Louis, MO, 63131, 314-966-0400

PALATT, J. GAVIN, (Stephanie); Wells Fargo, One N. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO, 63103, 314-955-3639; Res. 00 Dromara Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63124, 314-9930737 PAWLITZ, AARON L., (Jennifer); Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., 600 Washington #2500, St. Louis, MO, 63101, 314-4447859; Res. 314-518-1252 RAIN, JOHN P., (Kathleen); Indiana Sugars, Inc., 745 McClintock Dr., Burr Ridge, IL, 60527, 630-986-9150; Res. 5290 Grand Fir Court., Parker, CO, 80134, 303-997-8472 SCOTT, ROBERT M., (Krista Boline); Logan College of Chiropractic, 1851 Schoettler Rd., Chesterfield, MO, 63006, 636-230-1864; Res. 1117 S. Spoede Rd., Frontenac, MO, 63131, 314-716-3778 TRAMELLI, JAMES P., (Gina); Tramelli Industrial Products, 11684 Lackland Rd., Maryland Heights, MO, 63146, 314-429-4100; Res. 1 Sedwick Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63124, 314-692-2172 VERMANN, ELIZABETH K.; Federal Reserve Bank, 411 Locust St., St. Louis, MO, 63102; Res. 208 N. 9th St., St. Louis, MO, 63101, 347-262-2848

WALBERT, DOUG, (Jenny); Maritz, 1395 N. Highway Dr., Fenton, MO, 63099, 636-827-4949; Res. 2 Taylor Est., Kirkwood, MO, 63122, 314-835-0640 WELCH, JENNIFER; Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, 600 Washington Ave., Suite 2500, St. Louis, MO, 63101, 314-4447868; Res. 1107 Mississippi Ave., Apt. 501, St. Louis, MO, 63104, 314-9520226 WELLS, TIMOTHY J.; Charles L. Crane Agency, 100 N. Broadway, Suite 900, St. Louis, MO, 63102; Res. 3111 N. Damen #3, Chicago, IL, 60618, 312-498-4587

Thanks to the following members for sponsoring new members to the Club. Chris Lawhorn Brad & Amanda Mills Charlie Freeman Daniel McAlone George Hughes Donald Pollvogt Adam Woodard

Jim Dankenbring Allen Toberman Gary Gaertner Bill Winkeler Tracy Klebe Tom Dankenbring Mike Reedy Jr.

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.

Free Dues is as Easy as

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Step 1: Provide a prospective member to the Membership Office Step 2: Your prospective member becomes a Member Step 3: You win! 1 - 2 - 3 Months Free Dues

*Example based on Diamond Club Resident Member

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*Actual dues based on the category of the joining member

Contact: Patti Cundiff, Downtown pcundiff@mac-stl.org 314-539-4429

Julie Kueper, West jkueper@mac-stl.org 314-539-4408


President’s Column

President’s Column For my final column, I want to refer back to my first column in the June Cherry Diamond. The cover of the magazine that month featured each Board member shaking hands with a new member. The idea was to raise awareness about the Club’s “Each One/ Reach One” membership recruitment initiative. The ongoing campaign is designed to encourage, simplify and reward members for turning in leads that turn into new members. So far, this effort has helped attract new members. Some members have even referred multiple new members. While the program has sparked some new member activity, the job is not done. This needs to be an on-going effort. In this challenging economic climate, the importance of membership recruitment is very important. In any club, its current members are always the best recruiters. Please take a fresh look in your rolodex. Who do you like spending time with socially? Take a look at your family, friends or business associates. After you identify who would make good MAC members, the next step is easy. One reason people are hesitant to help bring in new members is that when they hear the word “recruiting,” it sounds like a lot of effort. Let me assure you that it really is as easy as making a phone call to our Membership Department and providing the name and number of a prospective member. Our staff will take it from there by providing tours and showing them all that the MAC has to offer at both clubhouses. With pool season around the corner and golf season in full swing, this is an ideal time to show off our Club.

When prospective members learn more about the MAC, they are typically surprised at the variety that the MAC offers. It is not just an athletic club. It is not just a dining club. It is not just a social club. The MAC is so much more than that. A Club membership benefits the entire family. While much of our focus over the past year has been on bringing in new members, the MAC remains committed to provide great value to our current members. We must continue to offer an exceptional membership experience which has made us a Platinum Club of America. A couple of improvement efforts are bearing fruit. The Preservation Foundation recently completed their first Downtown Clubhouse improvement project. The funds from the Cherry Diamond auction are being put to use. The athletic equipment is starting to arrive. Soon, members will be able to enjoy using more new fitness equipment at both clubhouses. The recession has provided its share of challenges over the last few years, but in recent months, there have been many encouraging signs. Activity has been on the upswing. Dining, catering and event attendance are all up. Overnight guest room usage has also increased. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going as we prepare for a busy summer season. As my tenure comes to a close, I would like to thank General Manager Larry Thompson and our Club’s outstanding staff. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with a group of people who are committed to providing the best service to our members and guests.

May is a month of transition at the Missouri Athletic Club. It marks the end of the line for my presidency. It was a pleasure working alongside my Board mates in the class of 2011-12: Ed Gilkerson, Jim McMullin, Richard Nix and Jim Dankenbring. These are amazing men and it has been an honor to work with them over the last three years. I know the Club is in good hands as I turn over the reigns to Presidentelect Tom Albus. On May 5, five new Governors will be elected to the Board. During these annual changes to the Board, what remains constant is that our Club has no shortage of talented people who are passionate about the MAC and who are willing to serve. This dedicated group values the Club’s rich past and will continue to work hard to ensure that the MAC remains a vital St. Louis institution in the future. Finally, I would like to thank my family for their support throughout my three-year term on the Board. It has been a rewarding experience and honor to serve as the 95th president of the Missouri Athletic Club. See you around 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 may 2011

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MAC Election Day

Thursday, May 5 Be a part of one of the great MAC traditions! A complimentary buffet dinner will be served from 5:30-8 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday, May 7 Gentlemen, come dressed in coats and ties. Ladies, don’t forget your big hats. There will be a “Big Hat” contest! 3:30-5 p.m. - Cocktails 5 p.m. - Race $20, per person (includes hors d’oeuvres, mimosas, mint julep, prizes and discounts in the dining room after the race) West Clubhouse Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 8 Treat mom to the best brunch in town. Missouri Room - Seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Crystal Room - Seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Adults - $30.95 + gratuity Children (Age 4-12) - $13.95 + gratuity Children 3 & Under- gratis Downtown Clubhouse

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Annual Business Meeting

MAC Happy Hours

Thursday, May 12 Club members are invited to attend this meeting to discuss current issues pertaining to the MAC and the Club's Board of Governors. The quarterly Town Hall update will also take place. 5:30 p.m.- Veterans Room Downtown No reservation required.

Friday, May 20 & June 24 All members are invited to meet and mingle with your fellow members. 5:30-8 p.m. Jack Buck Grill- Downtown Drink Specials: $1 draft beers, $2 bottles, $3 wells

May Day Brunch

Saturday, June 11 The MAC is putting a group together for the Komen Walk. Register online at komenstlouis.org, click on Race for the Cure banner, click on Register on a Team, Enter team name - Team MAC. Or, registration forms available in person at either Club location. 7 a.m. - T-Shirt Distribution 7:30 a.m. - Team MAC Photo 7:40 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:20 a.m. - Shuttle services from Downtown MAC to start line $25 Entry fee goes directly to Komen St. Louis Call Katie at 314-539-4402 with questions.

Sunday, May 15 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Adults - $20 + gratuity Children 12 & U - $12 + gratuity West Clubhouse

Father/Daughter Banquet

Wednesday, May 18 Fathers, daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters are all invited to this popular traditional Club event. The cost is $10 per person for carriage rides. Call 314-539-4470 to reserve carriage rides in advance. 5:30 p.m. - Carriage rides and Photos 7 p.m. - Dinner 8 p.m. - Dancing Ages 12 and over: 29.95 + gratuity Ages 11 and under: $23.95 + gratuity

Race for the Cure

Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Wednesday, June 15 All members are invited to attend this special event that will pair chocolate from Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate with wines from JJ Gazzoli Wine Imports.


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6-9 p.m. Wine Society Members - $18 + gratuity non-Wine Society Members - $20 + gratuity Downtown Clubhouse Call 314-539-4470 for a reservation.

Father’s Day Brunch

Sunday, June 19 Dad deserves to be treated to the best brunch in town! Seatings: 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Adults - $30.95 + gratuity Children Under 12 - $13.95 + gratuity Children under 3 - gratis Call 314-539-4470 for a reservation.

MAC High School Senior All-Star Soccer Games

Thursday, June 30 The MAC will host the 2011 High School Senior Soccer All-Star Games, featuring the top male and female soccer players in the St. Louis area. 6 p.m. - Girls game 8 p.m. - Boys game $5 - adults; $3 - students Parking - $2 Tickets will be sold at the gate. Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton.

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MAC West Specials

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 314-539-4470 or visiting the website (mac-stl.org). • Club events are subject to gratuity. • Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the event to avoid a one-third charge. • No shows will be charged in full. Please call with your own reservation. • For Jack Buck Grille reservations, call 314-539-4417. • For dining reservations at West, call 314-539-4441.

Ongoing CWC Meetings

The MAC offers many Clubs Within the Club (CWC) providing a variety of social opportunities for people who share common interests. Events sponsored by the CWCs are open to the general membership and their guests. Apollos Mondays, 7 p.m., Downtown Forever Young Club Third Friday of the month, 11:30 a.m., West Military History Club Fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., Downtown Toastmasters Tuesdays (2nd & 4th), 7:15 a.m. West Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Business Development Group Third Thursday of the month, 7 a.m. Downtown

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

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MAC Women Take Initiative in Club Involvement

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ack in the early days of the MAC, the Club was traditionally known as a “men’s” club. Today, women are just as active in the Club as men. Many women are the primary membership holders, use the facilities daily and are involved in Club activities. The MAC Membership Department formed the Women’s Initiative Committee to help attract other female members in the area. If you currently use the Club for the occasional workout or weekend dinner, you are missing out on a lot of great opportunities to network, make new friends and enjoy some time for yourself. Cheri McLaughlin, Women’s Initiative member, recommends all MAC women get involved at the Club because of the support it offers. “There is so much room for women’s thoughts to be incorporated into our everyday club life,” she said. “It’s a great place that supports women—from networking to child care to health care and beauty and fun. It’s all here!” The women on the Women’s Initiative Committee are active Club users who each use the MAC in a variety of ways. From hosting business lunches to hosting private events to fencing, these women can help you get plugged into the Club too. “There are so many places to get involved in the MAC, and all groups are welcoming,” said Lauren Vasquez. “Get in touch with a member of the Women’s Initiative, and we’ll either get you involved in a great group or get you in touch with someone who will.” Check out the range of ways some of the Women’s Initiative members utilize the Downtown and West Clubhouses.

Business

The MAC serves as a fantastic resource when entertaining clients. Schedule

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a lunch or dinner meeting or reserve your business associates an overnight guest room at the MAC when they are in town. Dominie Sabatino-Donat uses the Downtown Clubhouse for frequent client luncheons. “Many of my downtown and city clients enjoy coming to the MAC for lunch as many of them appreciate the true historic value of the Club and enjoy the wide variety of the lunch buffet,” said Sabatino-Donat.

Family

The MAC isn’t just for adults. There are ongoing kids’ camps, tennis clinics, child care and more! The Club is a dream during the summer with the outdoor pool and athletic activities. Families can dine together and workout with one another. The MAC makes holidays special for your family with Breakfast and Family Nights with Santa, visits from the Easter Bunny and a Father-Daughter dance. Your kids will enjoy making family memories they’ll always remember at the Club. Jackie Kinder’s family takes advantage of the pool and holiday activities for the kids.

Athletics

Athletic is the MAC’s middle name. The Club offers more than just a venue to workout. Tennis, racquetball and squash leagues are popular at West. A new program that has started at the MAC is fencing. Charla Claypool and her husband have taken up the sport. They practice every Monday at West and have recently started attending clinics Downtown. The MAC’s team has been designated as an officially recognized club team by the U.S. Fencing Association. While the Club does offer a variety

of athletic programs, if you are simply looking to get in a workout, the facilities at the MAC are fantastic. Group fitness classes offer encouragement from your fellow members and enthusiastic instructors. After a workout you can relax in the locker room or steam room. Adriana Lantzy works out at the Downtown Clubhouse during the week. She appreciates the convenience of the MAC. “I really enjoy the new women’s locker room. The new shower rooms and hair dryers make it easier for me to get ready before going to work,” she said.

Clubs Within the Club

If you are looking to get involved in a new hobby or activity this year, look no further than the Clubs Within the Club at the MAC. There are over 20 different clubs that celebrate a hobby, interest or cause. Find one that fits your interests and take part today. Joining a Club Within the Club is a great way to meet fellow members who share your same interests and develop new friendships. Lauren Vasquez is the co-chair of the Bike, Run and Triathlon Club at the MAC. Her experience in a CWC has allowed her to meet her fellow members. “Being a part of so many great groups has made many great memories like Sunday bikes rides, riding the MAC St. Patrick’s Day float, riding in the MS150 and planning Trivia night,” she said.


Reciprocal Clubs

As a member of the MAC, you have the special privilege of staying at other private clubs throughout the world. Reciprocal Clubs of the MAC offer the same high quality standards and service, so you know you’ll be well taken care of. The opportunity to stay at other Clubs around the world at affordable rates increases the value of your MAC membership. Peggy Barnhart has recently utilized the MAC reciprocal club agreement at the New York Athletic Club. “It was gorgeous, in a perfect location and well under what a comparable room would cost,” she said.

Club Services

The MAC offers a handful of Club services all in one location. You can drop off your dry cleaning, get a haircut, followed by a massage all while having your shoes shined and repaired. The all-inclusive services at the MAC saves you time. Mary Frontczak regularly uses both clubhouses for dining and workout purposes. However, she finds the additional services, such as dry cleaning and shoe repair, she has access to while at the Club extremely convenient. “The MAC is the only place in St. Louis where you can enjoy the use of two outstanding facilities for professional and family life, everything from camps for the kids, day care, dry cleaning and shoe shining to outstanding athletic facilities and the opportunities to meet some of the most interesting people in St. Louis,” said Mary Frontczak. “The question is not why join the MAC, but why not?”

Dining

The MAC offers four unique dining opportunities within one Club, two Downtown and two at West. Whether you are dining for business or pleasure, the service and quality of your dining experience are unmatched to anywhere else in the St. Louis area. As a member of the Lunch and Tour Group, Marie Salter frequently enjoys lunches with her fellow Tour Group members. When she isn’t lunching with friends, Marie and her husband often entertain clients or friends at the Club. “You can invite friends to join you at the Club for

drinks or dinner,” she said. “It is a great way to show off the many options the Club has.”

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Golf

It doesn’t matter where you live or work, chances are that you are near one of the private local golf clubs where MAC members receive special guest privileges. The ability to play around the St. Louis area greatly enhances your membership experience. Charla Claypool and her husband enjoy being able to golf on the weekends. “During the nicer months, we take advantage of the Club’s golf partnership with Quail Creek Golf Club,” she said. “Thanks to the Club’s partnership, we play at an incredibly reasonable rate, receive complimentary range balls to warm up and make reservations well in advance for popular tee times and dates.”

he Women’s Locker Room at the Downtown Clubhouse officially celebrated its grand re-opening with a cocktail hour. Female club members had the chance to tour the new and improved locker room. Renovations included new lockers, paint and vanities as well as updated bathrooms. The locker room is now a more comfortable and relaxing place for you to enjoy pre- or post-workout. Following the grand opening, many members enjoyed dinner in the Jack Buck Grill.

Members gather to cut the ribbon at the grand opening.

Private Events

The MAC is more than just an athletic and dining facility. You can utilize the Club for hosting private meetings and events. Hosting your private event at the MAC ensure your guests will receive the same quality service as you do each day at the Club. Next time you are hosting an event, remember the MAC. Whether it is an anniversary party, kid’s birthday party or business meeting, the MAC can meet your needs. Cheri McLaughlin hosted a birthday luncheon for her 16-year-old daughter at the MAC. “We had it in the dining room at the West location,” Cheri said. “It turned out beautiful, and everyone had a great time!”

Grace Reynolds, Maureen Werner, Mary Frontczak and Judith Hanses.

More to Come

Be on the lookout for more programs and events designed for women in the future. Save the date of Oct. 7 for the first-ever MAC Women of Achievement Awards banquet. may 2011

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he Cardinals season is now in full swing. Make the MAC your preand post-game destination for every Cardinals home game. Stop in the Jack Buck Grill for food and beverages before and after the game. After filling up before the game, take the MAC shuttle to Busch Stadium. The shuttle will leave 35 and 15 minutes before game time. The MAC is also open for Sunday home games with transportation available. On Sunday home games, the Jack Buck Grill will be open for food and drinks at 11 a.m. The bar menu will be featured. Menu items include hot wings, toasted ravioli, wraps and sandwiches. Stop in your home club before heading to Busch Stadium to cheer on your home team.

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f you need some Cardinals gear to show your team support, the MAC Pro Shop has shirts, hats and more. Stop in and deck yourself out in red!

Jim Barry and Ron Rhoades have lunch in the Sportsman’s Club before the Cardinals opener.

John Nickel and Terry Hobbs take the MAC shuttle to Busch Stadium on opening day.

Jack Buck Grill Bar Gets Crafty

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ometimes the best way to cool down from the warm spring temperatures is with an ice cold beer. The Jack Buck Grill is the perfect place to stop for a frosty beverage at the end of the work day, before or after Cardinals games or with a Friday evening dinner. Now on tap in the Grill are six craft beers: Goose Island, Southern Tier, Oasis, Ferguson Brewing Company, Six Row and Morgan Street. A craft brew is defined by the Brewers Association as a small, independent and traditional brewery. The brewery must produce six million barrels of beer or less each year. Also, less than 25% of the brewery is owned or controlled by a non-craft brewer member of the alcoholic beverage industry. Finally, to be a craft brewer, the brewer must have an all malt flagship or have at least 50% of its volume in either all malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance, rather than lighten flavor. Next time you are in the Grill, give one of the six craft beers a try. Be sure to sample often as some of the beers will switch out seasonally.

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Six New Craft Beers on Tap

Did you Know?

There are over 1,700 breweries in the U.S., and 90% of those are craft brewers


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Wining and Dining at West

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usan Lueker from Simi visited MAC West for a special dinner and wine pairing. Members and their guests were treated to tasting of five Simi wines, followed by a delicious three-course dinner. Each course was paired with one of the tasted wines. Lueker joined Simi in 2000. She directs the day-to-day winemaking processes, works with growers and vineyard managers to obtain the highest quality Hal and Holly Ball with Pattie and Steve Ackerman. Sonoma County grapes, and assists marketing and sales in promoting the unique beauty and diversity of Sonoma County wines. She told of the history of Simi and walked members through the characteristics of each of the five wines.

Tim and Rachel Bausch with Greg and Tonia Westrich. Missy and Matt Wilson.

may Wine of the Month Stymie “Steele” Merlot 2007 By: Mathew Unger C.S.W., Executive Chef - West

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tymie was a famous racehorse in midtwentieth century American history. In 1950 Jed’s father, a newspaperman, wagered a bet on Stymie that paid off well. So well, in fact, that the winnings financed the Steele family’s move from New York to San Francisco. As a tribute to the horse and to Jed’s father, the Stymie label is reserved for rare, small production wines of the highest quality produced. I contest that this is one of the best merlots coming out of Lake County, Calif. A rich, deep red color and firm body, aromas of chocolate, jammy fruit, tobacco and pepper. The palate reveals a rich, well-structured wine with layers of ripe red currants, anise, chocolate covered cherries, a peppery mid palate, and a hint of coffee. With very limited production, I hesitate to run this as the wine of the month, but for merlot lovers it is a must try. Enjoy Stymie at either clubhouse for $12 per glass or $50 per bottle. Cheers!

Susan Lueker.

Chef Mathew Unger.

The Perfect Pair

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eanut butter and jelly… spaghetti and meatballs… cheese and crackers. Most would identify these food combinations as the perfect pairs. But the MAC is introducing an even better pairing for all to sip and sample… wine and chocolate. What could be better than indulging in decadent chocolates and washing them down with delicious wine? On Wednesday, June 15, the Wine Society and Women’s Initiative Committee are hosting a Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Downtown Clubhouse. You and your guests are invited to attend for a special pairing of chocolate from Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, an award-winning chocolatier founded in St. Louis, and wines Wine & Chocolate Tasting from JJ Gazzoli Wine Imports. Wednesday, June 15 The evening will also feature 6-9 p.m. entertainment and light hors Wine Society members: $18 + grat. non-Wine Society members: $20 + grat. d’oeuvres. For reservations, call 314Downtown Clubhouse 539-4470. Reservations: 539-4470

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Everyone Should Try It!

By Kim Steinmetz, Tennis Director Everyone should try tennis and here’s why: 1. Tennis is a sport that you can start at a very young age and continue almost throughout your entire life! Children can get out on the court with their parents at age 3 or 4. They may only last 5-10 minutes but when they are done, they remember tennis as a fun thing to do. On the other end of the age spectrum, there are international team competitions for women 75 & over and men 85 & over. Now those are serious players! 2. Tennis is a good form of exercise. According to nutristrategy.com, the calories burned playing tennis doubles would be the same as if you were water skiing or walking 3.5 mph uphill and the calories burned while playing singles in tennis would be the same as playing soccer or swimming the backstroke!

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3. Tennis is a good way to spend time with your family and friends. It certainly is! 4. Tennis teaches you lessons for life: How to win, how to lose, how to be fair, how to be creative by making up fun games to play, how to handle frustration, how to work hard to succeed, how to be a good competitor, how to take responsibility for what happens, how to work with others and how to have fun while learning all these valuable lessons! 5. Tennis is a sport where you can play as an individual or as a team. With tennis, you can get the best from both worlds. You can choose either singles or doubles, whichever fits your personality or broaden your character by choosing just the opposite. 6. Tennis only takes one additional player to get a game going and you can play for any length of time during each outing on the court. This is a big

benefit when you only have a few hours to find a friend and play. 7. Most importantly, TENNIS IS FUN! So in retrospect, everyone should play it, not just try it!


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he MAC Basketballers gathered to watch Butler take on UConn for the NCAA championship. Awards for the season were also handed out. Jeff Moore won the Bill Daake Sportsmanship award. To win this award a member must have played in the leagues for at least 5 years and must exemplify good sportsmanship. Matt Morris won the Rookie of the Year award for 2010-2011. Matt has represented the Club at the NACAD tournament in 2010 and in 2011. He also was the MVP in his first league at the Club, the 2010 Double Elimination Tournament last April. Mike Carlson won the Brick award for the second consecutive year. The Brick award is awarded to the player who has the worst FT% for the year, all leagues combined, with a minimum of 30 FT attempts. Mike was presented the award by its inaugural winner, the only other winner and the only other two-time winner, Beau Reinberg. Needless to say, the award has been handed out four times, and both Beau and Mike have each won it twice.

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MAC Hoopsters Reach Finals of National Tourney

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he MAC basketball team traveled to Motown to compete in the National Association of Club Athletic Directors Tournament. The Detroit Athletic Club was the host for the annual event that brings together the top private club teams from around the country. Led by Brian Snider, Steve Holdren, Troy Robertson and Matt Morris, the MAC hoopsters got off to a great start by defeating Milwaukee (last year’s winner), Multnomah, Olympic and Detroit. The MAC entered the semi-final round as the number 1 seed and defeated Multnomah for a second time to reach the finals. In the championship game against the Olympic Club, the MAC went to halftime with an 8-point lead before losing the game in the final minute.

Jeff Tuhro, Bill Daake Winner, Jeff Morre and Brent Kaniecki.

Bill Daake Award

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ill was a longtime MAC basketball player who died of a cerebral aneurysm at the age of 33. Through his actions and attitudes on the court, Bill set a standard of sportsmanship that all MAC athletes should strive to attain. As a high school All-American at St. Louis Priory School, Bill was the GlobeDemocrat basketball player of the year in 1969. He was recruited by several major colleges and universities. He attended Princeton University, where he played basketball until he suffered an injury. The recipient of the award is the Player who best exemplifies Bill’s athletic spirit and sportsmanship. The 2011 recipient was Jeff Moore.

Summer Hoops Sign-Up

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Brick winner Mike Carlson and Beau Reinberg.

Jeff Tuhro, Rookie of the Year, Matt Morris and Brent Kaniecki.

asketball season at the MAC never ends. The game is more popular than ever at the Club with leagues played year-round. If you want to stay in shape and keep your game sharp this summer, the MAC has two leagues. The Downtown League will begin the week of June 9. The 10-week league is $60. The West League will be played on Thursday nights beginning June 10. You can sign up for either or both leagues through the MAC website (www.mac-stl.org). The deadline is May 20. If you have any questions about the Downtown League, contact Jeff Tuhro at 314-539-4485 and for the West League, contact Tim Kelley at 314-539-4476.

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Focus on Fitness

Train with Keisha Downtown

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ometimes all you need to get yourself to that next fitness level is a little extra push from an outside source. Working out with a personal trainer may be just what you need to drop those last 5 pounds or tone your abs. Keisha Burns has been personal training clients at the MAC for 10 years. She has been with the Club for 11 years teaching fitness classes. Keisha came to the MAC with a degree in sports management, where her emphasis was in fitness and sports medicine. She also has certifications in personal training and Pilates from such organizations as the American Council on Exercise. With a lifelong commitment to fitness, including scholarships in cross country and track, Keisha has the ability to make what some would consider work into fun. If you have trouble finding the motivation to get to the gym, or just need that extra encouragement, Keisha will be there to push you through your workouts. “Working out with a trainer holds you accountable to show up and do your best,” Keisha said. “With someone there instructing you throughout your workout, you will stay focused till you are finished.” At the Downtown Clubhouse, Keisha teaches kettle bells, core class, boot camp and spinning. If you are looking to focus your attention to a certain area of the body like abs or arms, Keisha is able to tailor your workout to that body part. She is also available for overall fitness training. To set up an appointment with Keisha, call 314-267-6041.

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Thursday Evening Classes Downtown

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n just a few weeks the MAC West pool will open for the season. Is your body swimsuit ready? If you still need some help tightening and toning, the Downtown Clubhouse is offering two fantastic classes on Thursday evenings to help you reach your goal. Give Dynamic Core or Back on Track a try. Dynamic Core strengthens your core in a non-impact class. You will work your abs, lower back, hips and glutes. Bands and balls are used to strengthen, tone and define. Dynamic Core is taught on Thursday evenings at 5:15 p.m. The class is also offered on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Back on Track is a newer class introduced earlier this winter. Back on Track combines strength and cardiovascular exercises to achieve total body training. The class is designed for all fitness levels with high and low impact exercises so everyone has a challenging workout, and no one is left behind. Back on Track is taught on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Shape up to hit the pool and the Did you Know? beach with group fitness classes at the The core is where all movement in MAC. Both Clubhouses offer a wide your body originates. Exercises that variety of classes throughout the week. target the core are an important part of Check out the fitness class schedule on overall fitness training. Except for the the MAC website. occasional sit-up or crunch your core is often neglected.

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n May 10, from 10:30-11 a.m., the West Clubhouse will offer a 4-week posture exercise class to develop a strong, healthy posture. This will allow for the coordinated workings of the muscles and the skeletal system to balance the mass of the body for optimal performance and effectively protect the supporting structures against injury, falls and premature aging from excessive mechanical stress. The class is presented by Dr. Michael Thompson of Vibrant Living Chiropractic. By utilizing over 16 years of experience educating and coaching his practice members and athletes, Dr. Mike brings a scientific and clinical knowledge along with his unique communication skills so that all participants can make great strides not only in their posture, but overall activity performance and health. Contact the MAC at 539-4433 and get registered today! The cost is $40 per participant

New Yoga Session

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f strengthening your cardiovascular system, toning and stretching your muscles and improving your mental fitness are some of your goals for your workout routine, then yoga is for you! A new session of yoga will begin on Monday, May 16, at the Downtown Clubhouse. Classes will be held every Monday at noon for eight weeks. The cost is $50 per session or $10 per class. All skill levels are welcome. Call Rick at 314-539-4434 to sign up. Yoga is for everyone from the marathon runner to the weekend golfer. The class combines stretches, breathing techniques, balancing and strength training into a well-rounded challenging routine. Yoga is also held at the West Clubhouse on Mondays at 7:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. To sign up for classes at West, call 314-539-4433.


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New Equipment Arrives, More on the Way

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he proceeds from the first-ever Cherry Diamond Gala Dinner and Auction are being put to good use. Two new Precor Ellipticals have been added to the Downtown Athletic Department. Precor elliptical machines have one of the highest reputations in the fitness industry for good reason. They pay particular attention to natural body movement and rhythm when developing items like Precor elliptical machines. The tag line, “Engineered to move the way you move,” indicates a lot about the philosophy behind their designs. More new equipment is on the way. Incline trainers (treadmills), upright bikes and recumbent bikes will begin arriving at Downtown and West soon. Check the Buffet e-newsletter and next month’s Cherry Diamond for more updates.

New incline trainers will arrive soon.

Downtown Athletic Department Hours

• The Downtown Athletic Department will be closed for Memorial Day on May 29 and 30. • The Downtown Athletic Department will be closed on Sundays throughout the summer (May 29 through Sept. 4). Two new elliptical machines have been added at the Downtown Clubhouse.

Biggest Losers Shape Up

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nspired by the hit television show the “Biggest Loser,” the MAC began hosting its own weight loss contest in January. The contest is heading into the home stretch and will conclude soon. This year, 19 members are working out at both clubhouses. Included in the contest for each participant are health assessments, nutrition classes, as well as periodic weigh-ins. The winner of the contest will be the person who loses the most % of body weight, not the most pounds lost. Fabulous prizes will be presented to the winners. This is truly a contest where everyone who participates is a winner. The contest participants are experiencing noticeable results. The competitive element of the contest and the spirit of camaraderie among the participants have served as great motivators. Read the June Cherry Diamond for the final results.

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Racquetball Pros Compete at MAC West

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he top racquetball pros in the country gathered at MAC West to compete in the “Party with the Pros” tournament. For the second consecutive year the pros put on a great show at the Club during their weekend tour stop. Club members and guests Kane Waselenchuk won at the MAC again gathered around the stadium court to get an up-close look at all of the exciting action. The players ripped balls at speeds of up to 180 mph as they dove and jumped around the courts in an effort to win the prize money. Kane Waselenchuk, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, defended his title and won his 10th event of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) season. He defeated Rocky Carson in three straight games (11-8, 11-4, 11-6). Summer is right around the corner, and if you are looking to burn a few calories, give racquetball a try. Playing the game burns 600 calories per hour and also helps get out a little stress along the way. If you are looking to play racquetball, join the Tuesday Night League at MAC West. Also, the Challenge Court night on Fridays will start soon Contact Racquetball Pro Dave Schwent for more information at dschwent@mac-stl.org.

Training to Train

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ere at Velocity Sports Performance St. Louis, we see the spring season is upon us, and the weather has started to change. Are you in your training season? Are you making some needed changes in your training season? Most endurance athletes have an idea to add more miles to those they put in a week, and the same is true for hours spent logging them. But, have you thought that what you did even a couple of months ago is affecting the way you train right now? Yes, that’s right! In order for you to maximize your training and performance potential, you have to train to train. The thought process, although very concise, consists of Micro cycles inside larger Macro cycles, and it is a simple one to follow. These week-long Micro cycles include: Base Training, Volume Training, Recovery Training, and Performance Training. Each has a concise focus during each progressive Macro cycle. The first stage of your Macro cycle would be considered your Adaptation Phase or the Base of your training. During this time frame, you should be thinking of the “quality” of your movements. Each exercise from the warm up/flexibility training, to the form that you use during your activity, should be done with the greatest attention to detail and optimal range of motion. Next is your Power development phase. This stage is one that sometimes goes unused if you are not charting your progress. Unless you monitor your gains, you will remain in a plateau-like stage. During this stage your thoughts turn to movement that replicates explosive, reactive type movements that start to tap into different energy systems. The last phase in the ever-continuous cycle is the Conversion phase. Once again, in order to take advantage of this phase, you must set new standards of your training. This will make you feel more confident in your work capacity, and now you are injury-free because you now have learned how to train to train. At Velocity, we raise the bar just a little bit higher, so we can start to achieve a new training level. After all, it’s training season!

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Court Reservations Online

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acquetball and handball players can now make court reservations through the MAC website. Signing up for a match is quicker and easier than ever. The Racquetball page now features a link to the MAC’s online court reservation booking system. You can book a court up to five days in advance. The online booking system is easy to use. Select the day you want to play, and then find the location and court you wish to play on (Downtown courts are found on the second page). After choosing your location, click on the desired time, and you will be directed to enter in your username and password. To obtain your password, contact the MAC West Pro Shop at 314-539-4444. For Downtown players, call Jeff Tuhro at 314-539-4485 or Rick Schneider at 314-539-4434. Members can also book courts for squash, racquetball or handball through the Downtown Athletic Desk by calling 314-539-4482. Squash players can also book courts online through the squash page. For your login information, contact Squash Pro Heidi Mather at 314-539-4455.


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Family Day of Play at West

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here was fun for everyone at West’s Family Play Day. Members and their guests had the opportunity to participate in free fitness classes, sports games, spinal tests, massages and instruction from several MAC sports pros. There were many cool prizes given away. A delicious barbecue buffet was served for the hungry, active families. Everyone enjoyed a fun day at the Club.

Madeline Kreikemeier gets her hand painted while Mark, Molly and Kraig watch.

Brigid O’Neill.

Paul Endorf gets a spinal test.

Gerry Clark, Lynn Clark, Billy Clark, Jeremy Price and Stephen Bierling.

Catherine Hanses.

Jason and Paige Judson.

Jamie Zimmermann.

Sam Hanses.

Billy Clark.

Ella Kurrus plays racquetball. Patrick Shanahan gets a massage.

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New 4th Squash Court is Open for Play

Downtown Pool Renovations Complete

By: Heidi Mather, Head Squash Pro

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fter a long and laborious process our new court is finally in! Some construction still needs to be done outside the court, carpet laying etc. Once that is done, we will have a grand opening. Dates to be announced. We did have a soft opening for lenders/donors last Friday where Alastair Pringle and Gary Parker hit the first balls. A big thank you to Alastair who never gave up our dream and who put an extremely large amount of his personal time into this project. Thank you also to Gary Parker and Bud King who were major lenders and donors, and to all the other lenders/ donors. This would have never been a reality without your support. Last weekend was the STL Junior Open held at the new complex at MICDS. The MAC had a number of great results, the notables being, Winners – Sam Byrne (Gov. Nix’s grandson) U/11 Boys and Caroline Murphy U/17 Girls. Runner-Up – Bruce Olson U/17 Boys. Semi-Finalists – Zach Saxton (Coach Eric’s son) and Safi Ahmad. We had eight kids participate with half of them playing in their first ever tournament. Well done guys and gals!!

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Alastair Pringle and Gary Parker cutting the ribbon.

he Downtown Pool was recently drained for renovations. The pool was closed for necessary upgrades required by law. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act required that the pool be equipped with an anti-entrapment drain cover. A new drain was installed. While the pool was drained, the floor and walls were repainted. New lane lines were also painted. Thank you for your patience during this project.

Chris Shepherd, Sally Scott and Scott Saunders.

The pool floor and walls were repainted.

Alastair Pringle and Gary Parker hitting the first ball on the new court.

The final touches are put on the new drain cover.

Verena Saunders, Michelle Beattie, Linda Fasterling and Sally Scott.

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

Playing their club champ match.

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Catch Soccer’s Shooting Stars MAC High School Soccer All-Star Games, June 30

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in the St. Louis area. This t. Louis has a soccer MAC High School year, UMB Bank is teaming up tradition that is Senior All-Star with the MAC to sponsor the Soccer Games unmatched by any city in Thursday, June 30 event. The games will be held America. The Gateway 6 p.m. - Girls game at the Anheuser-Busch Center City is regarded as the 8 p.m. - Boys game in Fenton with the girls game soccer capital of the U.S. $5 - adults; $3 - students kicking off at 6 p.m., followed Parking $2 That reputation dates by the boys game at 8 p.m. Tickets sold at the gate back to 1950, when a Anheuser-Busch Center in Players are selected by the group of St. Louis boys Fenton. Eastern Missouri High School led the United States to a Coaches Association. Annually shocking upset of England these games feature a number in the World Cup. Later, of bright young players who go Saint Louis University would on to make their mark at some dominate the college soccer of the top college programs in world throughout much of the country. The event has grown the 1960s and 1970s. The in popularity in recent years, Billikens ten (10) national championships are a record. Thursday, attracting print and television Local players like Taylor June 30 coverage. Tickets can be purchased at the Twellmann, Pat Noonan, Steve event: $5 for adults and $3 for Ralston and Chris Klein have all gone students. Parking is $2. on to successful pro careers. Hosting the High School All-Star St. Louis soccer fans can catch a Games enhances the Club’s effort to glimpse of the next generation of soccer promote amateur soccer both locally stars on Thursday, June 30. The MAC and nationally. The MAC annually is once again hosting the High School honors the top collegiate soccer players Senior All-Star games, featuring the with the presentation of the Hermann top prep boys and girls soccer players Trophy.

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Join the MAC Team • The Komen Race for the Cure

ast year, more than 80 members and guests were a part of the MAC team that participated in the Race for the Cure to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. On Saturday, June 11, bring spouses, children and friends together to help make the third annual MAC team even stronger. Participants will meet at the Downtown Clubhouse. The team will gather at the starting line behind the MAC banner. Help the MAC make a strong showing and support a great cause.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 MAC Downtown 7 a.m. - T-Shirt Distribution 7:30 a.m. - Team MAC Photo 7:40 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:20 a.m. - Shuttle services from Downtown MAC to start line

Register online - Team name “Team MAC” at komenstlouis.org Or in person at either Club location $25 (cost goes to charity) Contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402

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The American Legion at the MAC, Past and Present

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he American Legion originated at a meeting in March 1919 in Paris. At this meeting it was decided that an organization was needed to provide for the men who served in World War I. A follow-up meeting was needed to setup the American Legion. This meeting was setup when Theodore Roosevelt Jr. met with other leaders of the forming organization in April 1919 in the lobby of the Statler Hotel in St. Louis. They issued for the St. Louis Caucus to be held on May 8-10, 1919. On May 6, 1919, 96 men held an organization and planning meeting for the Caucus at the Missouri Athletic Club. Three days later, 11,000 delegates attended the meetings at the Schubert Theater. On the evening of May 9, the delegates attended a reception at the MAC. Following the St. Louis Caucus, applications for chartering local units were accepted. These local units were to be called Posts. Two of the early Posts to be chartered were the St. Louis Post assigned as Post 4. This Post had many

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. helped form the American Legion in 1919.

MAC members and included Dwight Davis, the former Governor General of the Philippines who was responsible for the development of the parks and recreational facilities in St. Louis. Around the same time another local Post was formed and assigned number 245. Both Post 4 and 245 were similar in that they included many professionals and MAC members. Post 245 was especially active in support of youth programs of the American Legion. Stockham Post sponsored baseball teams from the inception of American Legion baseball in 1926. Over the years, Stockham had a number of teams that won state championships. The 1941 team featured Larry Berra, who was nicknamed “Yogi” by another member of the tea. Led by the future baseball Hall of Famer, that team finished 3rd in the national championship tournament. The 1941 team included three other boys that became major league players. The 1950 team finished second in the national tournament and the 1956 became the fist team from Missouri to win the national championship. Stockham Post teams also included: Earl Weaver (Baseball HOF), Lee Thomas (Former General Manager Phillies) and Roy Sievers. In 1975, Post 4 and Post 245 merged to form the Fred W. Stockham – St. Louis Post 4. This Post maintains its strong connection with the Missouri Athletic Club and still calls the Club its home. The Post is unique in that it is the only Post in the country that

The American Legion meets on Fridays in the Veterans Room.

meets weekly. Every Friday, the Post meets in the Veterans Room on the 4th floor at the Downtown Clubhouse. These meetings feature speakers that include military leaders, veterans, sports figures, media members, charitable organizations and civic leaders. The organization also has field trips to military bases and historic locations. The MAC has always supported the American Legion and has been a gracious host to Post 4. The Club has provided a meeting room that is decorated with American Legion and veterans memorabilia. Stockham Post is an American Legion Post and does not limit its membership to MAC members only, but MAC members form the core of the Post. If you are a veteran and not a member of the American Legion, Stockham Post would like to invite you to visit and consider joining. Contact Ray Bueneman at buenemar@att.net if you would like to join.

Rent the MAC Bus! Anniversaries Birthdays Historical Tours Business Trips

Golf OUtings Sightseeing Weddings

Call 539-4402 for more information Available for MAC Members and sponsored guests.

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Jack Buck Grill Unveils New Menus

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ith the changes in weather and temperature, your palate is craving something new and exciting. The Jack Buck Grill recently unveiled a new dinner and bar menu that will give you just that. Next time you are heading out to celebrate a special occasion or just for a Friday evening out, make the MAC your destination of choice. Executive Chef Bart Philipps has been working hard to create a balanced menu that everyone will enjoy. The new menu has brought back an old-time Club favorite, Shrimp Scampi. For steak-

lovers, the Grill offers dry-aged steaks that are aged for 28 days. This process helps to intensify the flavor and provide you with a delicious cut of meat. The menu also features several popular food trends across the country. “I wanted to give members the opportunity to have the same food concepts here at the Club,” said Philipps. A few notable items include the Shrimp and Crab Louis salad on the bar menu, Crispy Fried Sweetbreads from the starters on the dinner menu and this month’s menu item of the month, the Crab Stacked Filet. Wake up your taste buds with one of the new menu items in the Jack Buck Grill. The Grill is open for dinner from 5 p.m. The bar menu is available starting at 3 p.m. You can view the entire menu on the MAC website. For reservations, call 314-539-4417.

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Crispy Fried Sweetbreads.

Easter Bunny Hops to West

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nxious bunny fans lined up to meet the Easter Bunny and sit on his lap. After feasting on a delicious dinner buffet with lots of yummy choices, kids finally got a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Many fans greeted the Bunny with high fives and hugs. Each child received a special treat from the Bunny. They also got to decorate their own egg sugar cookies with pastel frostings and other bright and Ray Spencer colorful candies.

Crab Stacked Filet.

Menu Item of the Month May- Crab Stacked Filet

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njoy this delicious menu item for dinner in the Jack Buck Grill for only $28. It is served with steak fries and hollandaise sauce.

Tim, Cindy and Cole Blackstock.

Ann, Abbey and Bob Fritz.

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TASK: Team Activities for Special Kids

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and accepting place to get together ocial interaction through sports, and play. There are currently over activities and play are key in a 800 participants age five and up. child’s development. But what do you Participants have included do when your child has special �������� children with physical, needs preventing him or her ������������� ����������� visual, hearing and speech from participating in these �������� ������������ impairments, learning activities? This is where TASK disabilities, mental disabilities, comes into play. TASK (Team Down syndrome, behavior Activities for Special Kids) concerns, autism, attending deficit provides opportunities to enrich and disorder and seizure disorders. nurture the lives of children with special The organization currently has 13 needs through sports, recreation and athletic programs, four recreational social activities. programs and one life skills program. TASK was founded in 1996 when The programs TASK offers promotes parents and educators realized the lack self-esteem, self-confidence, physical of sports and social opportunities for coordination, cooperation skills and kids with special needs in the St. Louis other life skills for the participants. area. Founder Deb Fruend organized “Participating in TASK activities allows a tee ball game with 26 athletes on our special needs athletes to be part a borrowed of a team, share in the joy of making churchyard new friends and take pride in receiving field. It an award at the end of each session,” eventually grew said Jane Mohme, Development into a yearCoordinator for TASK. “We create round program opportunities for our participants to with a variety feel ‘normal’ like their siblings.” of activities not Contributions from the MAC just limited to Charitable Society for Children sports. The directly aide the families involved with objective of TASK. Families pay only a nominal TASK is to fee. Donations from you help make give special the programs at TASK possible for needs children participants. “Task is extremely grateful a supportive

Spotlight on Club Life

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

A Club for All Seasons

This is my final column as my term as Club Life Committee Chairman ends this month. Before writing, I looked over the columns from the last year and was struck by the variety of endeavors and accomplishments pursued by the membership. The MAC truly has something for everyone. There are things you might expect from a social and athletic club like great holiday events and wonderful athletic opportunities.

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Then, there are those activities that exemplify what is so special about our club: the Charitable Society and its great works, the tradition and artistry of the Apollos, the smashing successes of the Forever Young Club and the unique fun of Election Day. It has been an honor for me to represent all the fine people who make this club so special. I encourage you all to resolve to become more deeply involved by the gem of a club that is the MAC. It cannot continue for another 108 years of success without you. I know you will rise to the occasion, and I can’t wait to see what the membership has in store for its club in the coming year. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer, and I’ll see you around the club.

for the financial commitment of the MAC’s Charitable Society for Children in 2011, in addition to the other phenomenal opportunities being offered to us by the Club. Thank you!” said Mohme. If you would like to contribute to the MAC CSC, visit the website at mac-stl. org. There is a donation form available online. Also, if you are a runner, check out the opportunity to help TASK by running in the Rock and Roll Marathon on Oct. 23.

TASK Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 Downtown St. Louis Full and Half Marathon Music at every mile Marathon benefits TASK (Bibs must be purchased through TASK to benefit) For more information on registering or volunteer opportunities for TASK, call 314-845-3641.

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he MAC Toastmasters are hosting a summer Youth Leadership Program for kids age 11-17. The program will help young people develop their communication and leadership skills to prepare them for the challenges of adulthood. Participants learn speaking and leadership skills that they will use for the rest of their lives, such as how to overcome nervousness, organizing and presenting logical ideas, listening to others’ ideas and much more. Your child will increase their self-confidence through the skills they will learn. If your child is interested in participating, please contact Tim Powers at 314-922-8958 or trpowers7@yahoo.com.


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ne small step for the good of the MAC,” is the way Don Gunn, Chairman of the Missouri Athletic Club Preservation Foundation, describes the installation of the stairway from the second floor to 4th Street. “It’s a beautiful structure, in more ways than one,” says Gerry Ortbals, a Preservation Foundation Committee member. There are more planned improvements to the Downtown Clubhouse which are being paid for by member contributions to the MAC Preservation Foundation fund. When the Foundation received 501(c) (3) designation as a charitable fund from IRS (one of the few clubs to receive such a designation), the money came from various sources including the drive where members pledged their contributions over several years, from the golf tournament and the recent auction. For more than a century, the MAC has distinguished itself as a responsible civic leader and an important community leader. J. Kim Tucci, one of the Foundation’s Co-Chairmen, said, “Without the Club, and its tradition, there would be a vacuum in Downtown St. Louis. The MAC is recognized nationally for its superior quality of membership and service initiated staff.” Foundation Board member Rick Lodewyck first mentioned the fact that a stairway was needed to get members from the second floor to the outside of the clubhouse in a reasonable and safe manner. Now it is a reality. “We hope our members will notice more improvements to our beloved clubhouse in the months and years to come,” said Gunn.

Kim Tucci, Rick Lodewyck and Don Gunn gather by the old stairway.

Kim Tucci, Don Gunn, Larry Thompson and Gerry Ortbals on the new stairway.

A new stairway was installed on the 4th Street side of the Clubhouse.

Military History Club Presents

Cruise the Scenic Rivers of Germany The Mosel, The Rhine and the Main Rivers Oct. 19 - Nov. 1, 2011 $4,995 For more information contact Stuart Hartzell at 314-231-7220 or Peter Zimmermann at 314-652-3300

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MAC Staff Spotlight Squash Pro

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or MAC Squash Pro Heidi Mather, coming to the MAC each day never feels like work. She is grateful that she gets to spend each day doing what she loves, playing squash. As the Club’s pro, Heidi works with players of all age ranges and skill levels. Her knowledge and experience of the game have turned many beginners into competitive squash players. A native Australian, Heidi began playing squash at the age of 10. Her mom played recreationally. Being

around the game so much, Heidi took an interest in the sport. She played her first tournament at the age of 11 and her squash career took off from there. Heidi was ranked number one in Australia for Under 13s, 15s, 17s and 19s. Her game was so good that she was recruited by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) at the age of 15, an honor which she considers to be one of her greatest accomplishments. “Not many kids are asked to come to the AIS,” Heidi said. “It is for a very elite group of athletes.” Heidi moved to the training facility, where she lived in housing with other kids at the AIS who trained, attended school and traveled for tournaments. At age 16, she was playing pro and traveling internationally to places like Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Heidi took a brief hiatus for four years, but returned to the AIS and based herself out of New York at the age of 23.

She once was ranked number 30 in the world. After retiring from the game, Heidi made her way to the MAC from New York in November 2008. She says that she wanted to share her knowledge of the game with others interested in squash. As a student to three world champion coaches, Heidi’s handson experience and knowledge of the game have brought a unique coaching perspective to the MAC. In the future, Heidi would like to see the squash program at the Club continue to grow, especially the junior’s and women’s programs. Also, with the exciting addition of the fourth squash court at MAC West, she would like to see the Club host international tournaments with world ranked pros. If you are interested in playing squash at the Club, contact Heidi for information about clinics, lessons and Club tournaments at 314-539-7440.

An Evening at the Planter’s House

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he MAC commemorated the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with a dinner and book signing at the Club. Greg Wolk, author of “Friend and Foe Alike: A Tour Guide to Missouri’s Civil War,” was the featured speaker. Wolk is the President of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation. The evening’s menu was based on the 1857 menu of St. Louis’ famous Planter’s House Hotel. Members and guests feasted on turtle soup, fried oysters, roast turkey and pound cake. The Fox Creek Band provided entertainment. The MAC was host to

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three special historic guests: Ulysses and Julia Grant and James Milton Turner. The characters told stories of Missouri during the Civil War. The Grants were portrayed by Scott and Peggy Whitney. Milton Turner was portrayed by storyteller Bobby Norfolk.

Above, John and Marie Salter, President and Mrs Ulysses Grant, Mary Lou and Milton Lenkman. Left, Author Greg Wolk and Ken Reynolds.


Magnificent Moms

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mother’s day brunch

Sun., May 8 hen you think back about all the Seatings: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. things your mom has done for you in in the Missouri & Crystal your life, it doesn’t seem fair that she is only rooms celebrated and honored on one day. Make her Adults: $30.95 + grat. Children 4-12: $13.95 one celebrated day extra special by treating + grat. her to a delicious brunch at the MAC. The Downtown Downtown Clubhouse will be serving up the RSVP: 314-539-4490 best brunch in town on Sunday, May 8. Mother’s Day brunch will feature a buffet decked out with savory entrees, fresh fruits and rich desserts. And kids, leave that extra dessert for mom today, she deserves it! Family photos will be taken in the Art Lounge by Kent Miller Photography. Let mom know she is number one by taking her out to the MAC.

Did you know?

The modern version of Mother’s Day with families bringing Mother’s Day flowers and gifts to their moms can be traced back to seventeenth century England. Mothering Sunday was the fourth Sunday in Lent...a special day when all the strict rules about fasting and penance were put aside. Older children who were away from home learning a trade or working as servants were allowed to return home for Mothering Sunday. The family gathered for a mid-Lenten feast with Mother as the special guest. In 1914, President Wilson declared Mother’s Day a national holiday. Years before, women’s groups had celebrated various days to commemorate mothers and promote peace during times of war. President Wilson declared Mother’s day to be celebrated the second Sunday of May.

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or over 60 years, dads and daughters FATHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET Wed., May 18 have been getting dolled up and heading to the MAC for a special evening 5:30 p.m. $29.95 + grat., 12 & up together. Starting in 1947, the Father$23.95 + grat., 11 & under Daughter banquet has been one of the Carriage Rides $10 per person Downtown most popular events the Club puts on RSVP: 314-539-4470 each year. The tradition of the FatherDaughter Banquet continues this year at the Downtown Clubhouse on Wednesday, May 18. Fathers, daughters, grandfathers and granddaughters are all invited to share an exclusive evening at the Club together. This year’s banquet will again feature carriage rides around town where daughters will feel just like princesses. Carriage ride reservations can be made by calling 314-539-4470. Reservations are required and must be made in advance. Rides begin at 5:30 p.m. and are $10 per person. Dads and daughters have the chance to get a professional photo taken in the Art Lounge from 5:30-7 p.m. At the end of the evening, each girl will receive their photo in a special frame. Make the memories last forever with a special picture of the two of you. A delicious dinner of Filet of Beef or Chicken Tenders will be served at 7 p.m. Daughters will be given the meal that coordinates with age, unless requested and noted on reservation. After dinner, dads and daughters will hit the dance floor to entertainment by Complete Music DJ from 8-10 p.m. For reservations, please call 314539-4470.

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

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

B U S I N E S S

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

D I R E C T O R Y

Alexander Furla

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

Security Services

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

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

PRESIDENT & CEO

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

Legal Services

The Rejent Firm can effectively and efficiently serve the legal needs of small business and individuals in the following areas: • Small Business Formation and Operation • Compliance with Employer Health Insurance Mandates • Litigation • Wills/Estate Planning • Election Law • Other Legal Issues Initial consultations are always free, and flat-fee billing is available for many The Rejent Firm, LLC Kevin J. Rejent services. krejent@rejentlaw.com 745 Craig Rd., Suite 305, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (314) 473-1255 (314) 473-1257 – FAX www.rejentlaw.com

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

Adam R. McNutt President

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

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Rick C. Koelz Senior Vice President Missouri General Insurance Agency, Inc. Insurance Brokers for Business, Personal, and Employee Benefits

Rick C. Koelz Senior Vice President

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

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MAC Welcome Video

he MAC recently created a Club video which highlights the great amenities both clubhouses have to offer for business, social, dining and personal use. Take a minute to refresh yourself in all the Club offers by checking out the video. If you have family members, friends or colleagues who you are encouraging to join the Club, the video serves as a fantastic sales tool to show just how valuable a MAC membership is. The rich Club history and true spirit of the MAC is shown. To view the MAC promotional video, click on the MAC Video Spotlight link on the left column of the home page. You can also access the video by visiting www.mac-stl.org/welcomemac.htm.

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Cherry Diamond Magazine Available Online

he Cherry Diamond magazine has been available online through the MAC website for several years. Now, the magazine is available in a new, easier to read format. You can view and print pages of the magazine in better quality. The magazine is easy to navigate through the pages with arrows that move you from page to page. You can also zoom in on specific pages if you want to get a closer look at an article or photo. Check out the Cherry Diamond online by going to mac-stl.org

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Follow the MAC on Facebook and Twitter

on’t forget to follow the MAC on Facebook and Twitter. Both sites allow you to receive updated information about what is happening at the Club. If you are always on the go or prefer a faster method of communication, start communicating with the Club through Twitter and Facebook. The MAC Facebook fan page will keep you up-to-date on Club news and information. As a fan of the MAC, you can view photos from past events, find basic Club information and befriend your fellow members. Follow the MAC on Twitter @macstlouis to find out about dining specials, upcoming events and more. You will be alerted each time a new “tweet” is sent out by the Club.

New! on the Web • The new Jack Buck Grill menus are now available online. Browse the menus before stopping in for a bite to eat. • Check out photos from the Civil War Book Signing and Easter on the MAC Facebook Fan page.

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Stay Active with MAC Summer Sports Camps

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eep your kids active this summer with sports camps at the MAC. These specialty camps allow your child to focus on a particular sport they are interested in either to improve their skills or learn something totally new. Not only will these activities keep their brains active during summer vacation, but your children will stay healthy and in shape. The West Clubhouse offers children ages 5-18 the opportunity to sharpen their athletic skills through various camps. The Club’s summer clinics are led by expert instructors who have competed and coached at a high level. The following are the youth specialty sports camps. For a complete list of details or for a registration form, refer to the Member Guide Book or the MAC website (www.mac-stl.org). For more information about camps, contact Eric Saxton at 314-539-4468.

Specialty Sports Camps

Cheerleading: June 6-10, June 13-17, July 1-15, Aug. 2-6 Soccer: June 6-10 PlyoCity Sports Performance Training: Starts June 7 & 9 Basketball: June 13-17 Field Hockey: June 20-22 Baseball: June 20-24 Dance/Tumbling Clinic: June 20-24, July 18-22, Aug. 15-19 Golf: June 27- July 1, July 18-22 Volleyball: June 27-29 Golf: June 28- July 2, July 19-23 Lacrosse Camp with Mike Donio: July 5-8 Flag Football: July 11-15 Fencing Clinic: July 25-29 Tennis Camps: various offered throughout summer. Check website

Camp MAC

Camp MAC is the place to be during the summer. There are dozens of new and exciting activities for campers to participate in, so there is never a dull moment. Daily activities for campers age 5-12 include racquetball, soccer and tennis instruction with pros, free time in the pool and arts and crafts. Camp meets Monday to Friday and there are several sessions available for sign-up. See the 2011 Member Guide Book for a registration form and complete list of information.

Monday, June 13 Big Bend Woods at MAC Monday, June 20 MAC at Warson Woods Monday, June 27 Village of Cherry Hills at MAC Tuesday, July 5 Westglen Village at MAC

Cost: Member Full Day $179 Morning $99 Afternoon $99

Friday/Saturday, July15/16 Conference at Elks

Camp Weeks Offered June 6-10 June 13-17 June 20-24 June 27- July 1 July 5-8 July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29 Aug. 1-5 Aug. 8-12 Aug. 15-19

Penguins Prepare to Hit the Pool

If your kids are looking for a fun, social and healthy activity this summer, sign them up for the MAC Penguin swim team. Prepare your little swimmers for the season at the spring warm-up session. The session will be held five consecutive Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at the Downtown Clubhouse beginning April 23, through May 21. To sign up, call Tim Kelley at 314-539-4476.

Tuesday, May 31 Evening practice begins, 4-6 p.m. (1st week only) MAY 2011

Monday, June 6 Penguin Meet Time Trials, 4:30 p.m. Pizza Party (after meet)

Hours Full Day 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Morning 9 a.m. – Noon Afternoon 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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Friday, June 3 Ice Cream Social (after practice)

Monday, July 11 MAC at Elks

Sunday, July 17 Swim & Dive Team Banquet

Kid Fit at MAC West

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nstill the importance of exercise and healthy eating in your kids through Kid Fit at the West Clubhouse. It is important for the whole family to strive to live a healthy lifestyle. Kid Fit is a fun atmosphere that will introduce your children to healthy living. Kid Fit includes sports, kickball games, challenges and nutrition games all wrapped into a free onehour session. Sessions are headed by Coach Eric Saxton and may include time with an MAC personal trainer and dietitian. The goal of Kid Fit is to have your kids experience all the necessary tips of living a nutritional, fun and healthy life. Kid Fit is taught on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Contact Coach Eric Saxton at 314-539-4468 for more information.


SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT

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he Club’s fiscal year runs from September 1 through August 31. The second quarter of our 2010-2011 fiscal year ended February 28, 2011. During the first six months of our fiscal year, revenue from departmental operations totaled $3,955,189. This total was $247,993 less than plan and $190,891 less than last year. Membership dues reached $3,508,141. This total was $81,908 less than plan and $192,949 behind last year. Total resident members in February 2011 stood at 1,492 with total dues-paying members of 2,436; the corresponding totals for February 2010 were 1,671 and 2,653, respectively. We had 1,294 Diamond Club members in February 2011, which was 53.1% of the total duespaying membership; last February’s total was 1,405, or 53.0%, of the total duespaying membership. Unallocated costs have accumulated to

$3,690,773 so far this year. This total is $79,357 less than plan and $65,865 less than last year. Net operating cash flow (net income before depreciation) of $512,049 was generated during the first six months of our fiscal year. This amount is $50,955 less than plan and $48,033 less than last year. Capital expenditures during the first half of our fiscal year totaled $111,071. Of the $111,071 spent so far this year, $75,317 has been spent Downtown and $35,754 has been spent at MAC West. The Club ended the quarter with $111,763 of negative cash on its balance sheet. There was also $89,158 of restricted cash, most of which had been accumulated in connection with the Gala Auction. The line of credit balance at the end of the February 2011 was $185,262. As of the end of February, the Club had long-term bank debt of $7,992,727

and MAC Redevelopment Corp., which owns our garage, had long-term debt of $1,888,332 for a total of $9,881,059. We are currently paying down our debt by approximately $68,200 per month. If you have any questions concerning the Club’s finances, please contact the Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Larry Absheer, at 314-539-4477 or labsheer@mac-stl.org.

MAC West Traffic Reminder

Please observe the STOP signs when exiting MAC West because traffic from Des Peres Rd. entering MAC West does not have to stop.

Artist of the Month

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anice Schoultz Mudd is the MAC’s Artist of the Month for May. She is a mixed media painting and collage artist whose award winning work has been recognized in numerous regional, national and international juried art competitions. Janice’s paintings can be described as contemporary landscape based explorations at the intersection of the figurative and the abstract and gives voice to the spiritual and temporal confluence of the world we inhabit. A native of the little town of New Vernon, New Jersey, She moved to the St. Louis region in 1998 with her husband and two sons. She currently lives in Chesterfield where works in a spacious home studio. You will find her work exhibited frequently at numerous locations in the metro area. If you are interested in purchasing any of her pieces, contact Linda Van de Riet at 314-539-4448.

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Grace Klebe and Lindsay Kocher at Family Night with the Easter Bunny at MAC West.

h kout wit oon wor ntown n r e ft a ts in an M at the Dow atton ge Wayne P a treadmill on 5 n a walk o . se u o h b Clu

Joe Couch and Tim Morrell stop by the Jack Buck Grill before opening day.

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Vera Parsh, Pat Corich, Susan Rosenthal, Judith Hanses, Maureen Werner, Grace Reynolds and Marilyn Kurrus at the Civil War Book Signing at the Downtown Clubhouse.

Jeff Duchardt perfects his push-ups while working out at MAC West.

The Clooneys and Spencers play duplicate bridge at MAC West.


Freda and Ted Vollmer at a Forever Young Club meeting.

Violet and Becky Niesen with Mary Bohling at a baby shower in honor of Becky hosted in the Art Lounge Downtown.

Trent Chambers works on his tennis swing with pro Patrick McNally at MAC West.

Lexie Birk finishes the obstacle course at Family Play Day at MAC West.

Henry and Judith Luepke with Larry Thompson at the Civil War Book Signing.

Carter and Cooper Bieneman visit with the Easter Bunny at Family Night at MAC West.

Diamond Dialogue

This month: Margaret and Jack Spooner Jack and Margaret were enjoying a drink at the bar at MAC West when the Cherry Diamond caught up with them. They have been members since 2000. 1. Why did you first join the MAC? “I wanted to enjoy all the amenities the Club had to offer with my wife and kids.” - Jack 2. How do you get the most out of the MAC? “We regularly utilize the Club for fitness and dining.” - Jack 3. What is your favorite MAC event? “I enjoyed the social and cocktail events.” - Jack “Our family loves being a part of the swim team during the summer.” - Margaret 4. What is your favorite meal at the MAC? “The buffets at both Clubs are awesome.” - Jack “The grilled burgers are a favorite of mine.” - Margaret 5. Do you participate in any fitness programs at the MAC? “We regularly workout at the Club, and our children are involved in the sports camps and tennis programs.” - Jack

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