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MAC Celebrates 70-Year Member

MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Founded in 1903

The MAC sits down with 70-year Member Jack Bodine to discuss his many years growing up at the Club and as a Member.

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Cherry Diamond Staff

Hermann Trophy

Publisher – Angie Minges Director of Communications – Jim Wilson Content Marketing Manager/Managing Editor – Robyn Dexter Communications Coordinator – Kelsey Sims General Manager – Wallace L. Smith

Take a look at the exciting Hermann Trophy event that took place the the MAC's Downtown Clubhouse on Thursday, May 17.

To advertise, contact Kelsey Sims at 314-539-4459 or ksims@mac-stl.org.

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Splashing Into Summer This summer the MAC's West Clubhouse pool has opened to full capacity after a long year of closures and restrictions.

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The Cherry Diamond Vol. 115/No. 7 (USPS: 102-560) is published monthly by the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102, (314) 231-7220. Subscription - $50 per year, subject to sales tax. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT ST. LOUIS, MO. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Cherry Diamond, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102

Board of Governors

Boxing Night The much-anticipated 16th annual Boxing Championship, sponsored by Midwest Regional Bank, took place in the Missouri Room on Thursday, May 10.

Officers Angie Minges – President Aaron Pawlitz – Vice President Julie Ahrling – Second Vice President Duke Niedringhaus – Secretary Matt Gross – Treasurer Class of 2022 Julie Ahrling, Matt Gross, Angie Minges, Duke Niedringhaus, Aaron Pawlitz

D E PA R T M E N T S

Class of 2023 Steven Albart, E. Tracy Beckette, Brent Beumer, Justin Fowler, Christopher Swank

ON THE COVER

Class of 2024 Carter Alexander, Mark McClanahan, Cheri McLaughlin, Mark Niemeyer, Neal Perryman

2 Upcoming Events

20 Athletics

The MAC's West Clubhouse pool

4 President’s Column

23 What's on the Web

opened on Saturday, May 29, to a

6 General Manager's Column

24 Wellness

very excited Membership. The pool

8 Membership

28 Clubs Within the Club

11 Financial Update

31 Foundations

14 Around the Club

32 MAC Past

15 Dining

33 Snapshots

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The Making of an CONNECT

MAC MASTERPIECE @macstlouis

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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America's Birthday Parade and Fair Saint Louis DT Enjoy a special breakfast buffet in the Jack Buck Grille from 7-10 a.m. Adult - $18.95 per person plus Club charge Children (5+) - $12.95 per child plus Club charge Children (4 and under) – Gratis On July 4, the MAC Garage Rooftop wil be opened 30 minutes before the fireworks on Sunday, July 4. The roof will be closed immediately after the display. The Jack Buck Grille will open at 6 p.m. and the buffet will begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 314-539-4417 for reservations.

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All Members are invited to bring a new, prospective Member to learn more about the Club, interact with Membership Committee and Board Members and take a tour of the Clubhouse. Appetizers, beer and wine are complimentary. 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP to Rodney Stoyer at rstoyer@mac-stl.org or 314-539-4429 or register online.

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Ryder Cup Match Play Presented by the Golf Club and Basketball League. 1 p.m. Glen Echo Country Club GHIN required. $75 green fee ($22 cart fee available) Limited space available. Register online or call 314-539-4402.


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Luau Pool Party

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Join the Associates for an adult-only luau-themed pool party organized. There will be live music, a pig roast, and cocktail specials. More details to come in the following weeks but mark your calendars! 6-10:30 p.m. $45 per person

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Preservation Foundation Golf Tournament While the Preservation Foundation Golf Tournament is sold out, there are still sponsorship opportunities available. We are also accepting donations for the Kim Tucci Auction, which is scheduled during the dinner program. 10:30 a.m. - Registration 11 a.m. - Lunch 12 p.m. - Golf 6 p.m. - Dinner and Kim Tucci Auction Contact Katie maurer at kmaurer@mac-stl.org to learn more about providing donations for the event.

USE THE WEBSITE

to Register for Events

August 25

Celebration of Hockey

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Enjoy a panel featuring Matthew Tkachuk, Brady Tkachuk, Clayton Keller, Logan Brown, Luke Kunin and Trent Frederic, cocktails and dinner. Business attire required. Sponsorship opportunities available. $95 per person, inclusive for Members and Guests $72 per person, inclusive for Associates $32 per child (12 and under), inclusive Register online or call 314-539-4470 to attend. 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception 6 p.m. - Dinner 7 p.m. - Program

1. Login to the website (www.mac-stl.org). 2. From the Member homepage, register for all events through the web calendar. Access the calendar the following ways: F Member Central > Calendar. Then, filter categories tab for "Club Events" Reservations can also be made by calling: F Downtown: 314-539-4470 F West: 314-539-4490 For any login or registration questions, contact webmaster@mac-stl.org. No shows will be charged in full. Please call with your own reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the event to avoid a onethird charge. All events held in the Missouri Room require business attire unless otherwise specified.

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT ummer is officially in full swing, and it’s my favorite time of year: graduation parties, family vacations, and opportunities to spend quality time making memories with families and friends. And on the heels of last summer’s uncertainty, we have a newfound appreciation of this great time of year with energy and excitement at both Clubhouses. The Sportsman’s Club recently reopened the lunch buffet, welcoming back the downtown community who made this mainstay in their lives, and the West Clubhouse pool is fully reopened with reservations no longer required. Banquets and weddings are returning to both Clubhouses, and if you have an event, please think MAC first! In June, committee meetings for the year kicked off, and we have been fortunate to have a number of new Members join committees. Thank you to all who are serving on or leading committees this year. Committees are a great way to learn more about the Club, provide input, and get the opportunity to work with other Members and staff. We have prioritized leveraging the strength of our engaged membership and harnessing their passion for the betterment of the Club. Besides the Committees, we continue with several task forces from last year: Civic Engagement, Brand Strategy and Architecture, Safety and Diversity and Inclusion. We will be kicking off several new task forces as well, Member Engagement, Club Visioning and Purpose and Partnerships and Reciprocals. These task forces will focus on making the MAC the best place to be by improving our amenities. In July, we celebrate our nation’s birthday. The Fourth of July represents so much more than just a fun holiday. It is a celebration of America. And more importantly, a celebration of freedom: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of choice. And the Downtown St. Louis celebration is back in full effect. Fireworks will return to downtown as Fair Saint Louis is bringing back fireworks under the Arch on July 4. The MAC will participate in the annual America’s Birthday Parade, kicking off at 10 a.m. on July 3 with our Jack Buck Grille open that morning for breakfast. We hope many of you will join us for what should be a great event at the Downtown Clubhouse! I am happy to share with you the strength and growth of our membership. We added 49 brand new Memberships in May, and we currently have 2,316 Members as of June 16. To put it in perspective, when we closed both Clubhouses in March 2020, we had 2,370. Thank you to our Membership Department and the Membership Committee as they have done

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a fantastic job. If you see a new Member around the Clubhouses, introduce yourself and share why the MAC is important to you! Reminder: For every new Member referred by a Member between now and Aug. 1, the referring Member earns a $500 platinum card to spend at the Club to spend on everything from personal training to dinner and drinks in the Jack Buck Grille. Regarding the Members, I wanted to use this article each month to highlight a couple of our Members. In June, the MAC celebrated a 70-year Member, Jack Bodine. I had the honor of having lunch with Jack and his wife Mary Jane, where he shared fun stories from his time at the Club. They have such passion for the Club and a strong desire for the Club to be around for future generations to enjoy. Please take some time to read Jack’s story in this month’s issue. Second, I wanted to highlight Carl Winters, whom many of you know. Carl Winters is a prime example of an engaged Member. Carl joined the Club on Oct. 17, 1985. He’s chaired the Mark Twain Society since 2012 and served on the Board from 1994-97. Carl is also a great supporter of Preservation Foundation Golf Tournament, a Club Life Committee Member for many, many years and has served on the Athletic Committee, Membership Committee, Golf Committee, Food and Beverage Committee to name a few. He also helps facilitate the distilling of our annual MAC Bourbon (now that is a fun role to have at the Club!). Carl is a great supporter of staff – always recognizes staff’s accomplishments and helps whenever possible. What I love most about Carl is his positive spirit and drive to make the MAC the place to be. Carl is always there with a new idea or a funny joke. Carl, thank you for your selfless service to the MAC. The MAC is a better place because of you! The MAC is strong because our Members are willing to serve to ensure the MAC is around for future generations. For all those who have served or are serving, thank you! If you see me around the Club, make sure you sure stop me and engage me. I’m excited for the future of the Missouri Athletic Club and proud to tell everyone I am a Member of this premier Club. Sincerely,

Angie Minges, President Missouri Athletic Club


ANNUAL VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION

Call for Nominations

Save the date! This year’s Veterans Day Commemoration event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Downtown Clubhouse. At this annual event, the MAC will honor the Veteran of the Year, a retired or former member of the U.S. military from the St. Louis area who demonstrates support of veterans and the U.S. in everyday life, who serves as a role model

for other citizens, and who is respected for his or her service to veterans. If you know a deserving veteran, nominate him or her for Veteran of the Year. The Veterans Day Committee will review the nominations and select the individual to receive the award based on the criteria listed on the nomination form. To nominate an individual, complete the nomination form located online

under Member Central > Documents and submit to Katie Maurer by Friday, Aug. 20. For each submission, include a brief description of why this nominee should be selected for the MAC Honored Veteran of the Year. Be specific in describing military service, civilian and/or military achievements. For full details, view the nomination form. F

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LETTER FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER t the MAC, I’m lucky to work alongside a fantastic group of staff that keeps both Clubhouses running smoothly. MAC employees go out of their way to deliver a premier experience to our Members, and I’m so grateful for their hard work and dedication, especially after a difficult year. In this month’s column, I wanted to give you a peek behind the curtain at some of the internal workings of the MAC. This is a group of people who works alongside you, the Members, to make this Club a premier place to be. We show our appreciation to our staff in many ways each year, including hosting an employee appreciation day at a Cardinals game, honoring those celebrating work anniversaries at the Employee Service Awards, hosting an Employee Benefit Fair, and treating them to ice cream days and steak days in the employee cafeteria – along with awarding staff with a holiday bonus each year, thanks to our generous Members. Every few months, we put out a newsletter for the employees called Inside MAC that highlights employee birthdays and milestones, new hires, distinguished employees of the quarter and more. Here are some excerpts from the June-July issue of Inside MAC:

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D I ST I N G U I S H E D E M P LOY E ES Perry Daniels

Title: Food and Beverage Steward Start Date: Aug. 2014 What is one thing most people don’t know about you? I can sing and rap. What do you hope to do in 10 years? I hope to own my own business.

Nick Hunziker

Title: Fitness Desk Attendant Start Date: March 2018 Favorite personal activity: Lifting, eating cookies, reading comic books and hiking What do you hope to do in 10 years? Be a strength and conditioning coach.

S L E E P I N H E A V E N LY P E A C E B U I L D D AY – M AY 1 5 , 2 0 2 1 Charitable Society for Children (CSC) hosted a Build Day for one of the 2021 charities – Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is an organization that builds and delivers beds along with bedding to families in need. It was a great turn out with 30 beds built throughout the day. Employee participants: Jim Wilson, Communication Director, and his children, Sophia and Colin; Mary Jackson, Fitness Desk Supervisor- West, and her daughter; Skip Bowders (pictured right), Facilities Manager; Casey Carver, HR Generalist, and her husband, Tony.

W H AT ' S H A P P E N I N G AT T H E M A C ? Brian Kearney, West Food and Beverage Manager, bought a house with his fiance, Kelly, middle of May. Brian and Kelly got engaged last summer, 7/19/2020, and are excited to start their life together in their new home! Congrats Brian! Chef Charles Williams, West Clubhouse, and his wife, Jacqueline, welcomed their 2nd child Eleanor Lane on 4/26/2021 at 11:37 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 8oz. and 21 inches long. Big brother Rhetty is so excited to have a baby sister. He has been super helpful keeping her pacifier in and letting mom and dad know when she is upset. Congrats Williams family! Crystal and Fred Nelson, Downtown Guest Services Manager and Security Supervisor celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary! They celebrated with family and friends in May. Carson Schaper, Downtown banquet server, has been gaining a lot of traction on his YouTube Channel, Carson’s Aquatics. Carson took his love of fishing, aquariums, and making videos and combined them all together. He has over 60,000 subscribers. He was asked to join one of the largest aquarium conventions, Aquashella, this summer in Orlando, Florida. If you’re interested in aquariums or fish, check out his channel!

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MAC MEMBERSHIP

W E LC O M E

May

New Members from

Amos, Anthony and Adrienne of Midwest Investments were proposed by Eric Rhone. Brueggemann, Charles and Susan of Cardinal Infrastructure Solutions were proposed by Dan Lett.

Lambert, Tia of Wurth USA was proposed by Julie Ahrling. Leopold, James of Barber Murphy Group was proposed by John Rowe. Metzner, Anthony and Kasey of Manna Pro were proposed by Matt Birk. Moore, Dennis and Amanda of St. Louis City S.C. were proposed by Dan Lett. Morris, David and Lynn of Bin There Dump That were proposed by Rebekah Kingston. Mudd, Michael and Bianca of St. Louis County were proposed by Duke Niedringhaus.

Cowley, Roni of St. Louis City Juvenile Court was proposed by Jenna Oesch.

Murphy, Patrick and Debbie of Inveniam were proposed by Steve Costello.

Cusumano, Andrew of Heartland Dental was proposed by Jeff Moore.

Neely, Jeff of Midwest Investments was proposed by Eric Rhone.

Cusumano, Daniel of Stryker was proposed by Jeff Moore.

Portman, Daniel of LPL Financial was proposed by Maria Zschoche.

Cusumano, John of MRP Capital Group was proposed by Jeff Moore. Espenscheid, Thomas of Berkshire Hathaway was proposed by Jake Bender. Estep, Brett and Colleen of Insured Nomads were proposed by Steve Schumm. Fandrich, Jeremy and Kelly of Tom Lange Company were proposed by Jeff Moore. Gallagher, Joe and Stephanie, retired, were proposed by David Weiss. Genovese, Daniel and Michelle of UMB Bank were proposed by Tom Dankenbring. Glosier, Adam and Susie of Scout Realty Group were proposed by Nick Bahn. Goeller, Emily and Donald of Associates in Dermatology were proposed Paul Reilly. Gonzalez, Andrew and Kristine of World Wide Technology were proposed by Harry Pettey. Haber, Aaron and Anna of Muchnick Haber Margolis, LC were proposed by Jason Riney.

Pritchett, Lindsay and Bryan of Edward Jones were proposed by Jim Kenney. Proffer, Molly of SSM Health was proposed by Margaret Pate White. Rooney, Patrick and Melissa of Wells Fargo Advisors were proposed by Paul Passanise. Rugart, Conrad and Jodie were proposed by John Whitacre. Schouten, Jennifer and Pieter of DISH Network/Sling were proposed by Kurt Mungenast. Schwarz, Philip and Julie of Patrick Engineering, INC. were proposed by Flip Schwarz. Schwendinger, Derek and Julie, self-employed consultant, were proposed by Robert Schwendinger. Shannon, Patricia of Tadlock Brueggemann Real Estate was proposed by Alan Mandel. Simon, Paul, student. Tierney, Daniel and Michelle of CLA were proposed by Paul Ohlms.

Hawkins, Ryan of FSB Public Affairs was proposed by David Sweeney.

Unell, Aaron and Leigh Ann of Mathenia Insurance Group were proposed by Julie Ahrling.

Heeger, Allen of West Co. Radiological Group was proposed by Thomas Applewhite.

Vernon, Blake of Mathenia Insurance Group was proposed by Julie Ahrling.

Horrell, Henry and Jessica of Morgan Stanley were proposed by Brett Benyo.

Vitale, Brianna and Joe were proposed by Mike Hubbell.

Jansen, Susan of Special Services was proposed by Patrick McCarthy.

Wahl, Christopher and Sarah of On Time Toner, LLC, were proposed by Trent Englert.

Jemas, Justin and Margaret of Medicine Shoppe- St. Charles were proposed by Jenna Oesch.

Yarbrough, John of Schlapprizzi Attorneys at Law was proposed by John Rowe.

Kernell, William of Saint Louis University Law School.

Zehnder, Bryan and Kourtney of Clayco, Inc. were proposed by Paul Reilly.

Killen, Brock and Melissa of Infinite Convergence Solutions were proposed by Anthony Clarkson. Kleyn, Thomas and Jacqueline of McKinsey & Company were proposed by Ally Healey. 8 F CHERRY DIAMOND

Ziegler, Ronald and Rachel of Lewis Rice were proposed by Hunter Brown.


Do You Have the Card? Get a Taste of MAC Membership

Receive $500 Club Credit for Each Referral

Thursday, July 4 F West Clubhouse F Register online.

Just because you already have a Platinum Partnership does not mean you should stop referring new Members to the Club. Until Aug. 1­, for each new Member referred to the Club, the referring Member will receive a Platinum Bonus of $500 Club credit.

All Members are invited to bring a new, prospective Member to learn more about the Club, interact with Membership Committee and Board Members and take a tour of the Clubhouse. Club Members should contact the Membership department to make a reservation and to register their guest. Appetizers, beer and wine are complimentary. To attend, contact Rodney Stoyer at rstoyer@mac-stl.org or 314-539-4429 or register online. Unable to make it to this event? No worries. The MAC Membership Mixer takes place the first Thursday of every month. F

MAC PRESERVATION FOUNDATION

Giveaway

The Preservation Foundation is raffling off a chance to win a three-year lease of an Acura MDX from Mungesast St. Louis Acura. F Three-year, 12,000-mile lease F Nearly a $26,000 value F Select the car color of your choice F Each raffle ticket is $125 F OR 5 for $500 F We are only selling 500 chances and it’s first come first serve until we sell out F All the proceeds benefit the Preservation Foundation dedicated to preserving our Downtown Clubhouse and other historically significant structures in the city of St. Louis. Fill out the donation form online by navigating to Foundations > Donate on the website or in-person at the West or Downtown Clubhouse. F

F With each new Member referred to the Club, the referring Member will receive a $500 Club credit on their statement. F There is no limit on the number of incentives a sponsoring Member can earn and more than one new Member can be referred for a credit in any given month. F A referral, as a referral credit, will not be awarded after the prospective Member has been approved by the Board of Governors. F The referring Member must act as a Proposing or Seconding Sponsor. F A referral credit will not be granted if the Membership Department introduces the new Member to the active Member. F The Monthly Membership Mixer is the perfect place to introduce potential Members to the Club. To learn more about the Platinum Bonus program, contact the Membership Department at 314-539-4438.

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70+ YEARS AT THE MAC The MAC Celebrates Jack Bodine

JACK AND MARY JANE BODINE

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On May 7, the MAC celebrated 70-year Member Jack Bodine by treating him and his wife Mary Jane to a special luncheon at the West Clubhouse honoring his time at the Club. After which, the Cherry Diamond had the opportunity to sit with Bodine and learn about his time here. CD: What did the MAC look like when you first joined? JB: The Club Downtown? The West Clubhouse wasn’t here when I joined since it’s only about 25 years old. I spent my early days at the Club Downtown. I spent a lot of time there while I was working downtown. Then, when I moved away from downtown in 1960, I get there as much as I did originally, but we’d still go down there on special occasions. They have a membership dinner for the 50-year Members. We also go down there on Veterans Day because I served in the Navy in World War II. CD: What did your life look when you joined? JB: The building downtown was built in the early 1900s, and it’s the same building today as it was then. It doesn’t look a whole lot different except it’s been modernized, but it’s pretty much the same as it looked when I joined. I used to go down there in the evenings and work out and have dinner. CD: What activities were you involved in? JB: I wasn’t involved in a whole lot except on the 5th floor I’d swim. That was before the days of the special clubs. I was a campaign manager for one of my friends when he ran for the Board of Governors. He was elected and went on to be President. That was Carl Hogan. He has passed on, but his three sons belong to the MAC — Carl Jr., David and Brian. CD: That’s great! Do you have any favorite memories at the Club? JB: Yeah. I think when I was Carl Hogan’s

manager. I moved into the Club, and stayed there, spending a couple of weeks on the telephone calling everybody in the roster, asking them to vote for Carl Hogan. It paid off because he won! CD: So when did the two of you meet? JB: [Mary Jane and I] have been friends for years. In fact, tomorrow’s our 41st anniversary. But I was 53 when I was married. I had a couple of close calls, but I was single. Mary Jane was married to a good friend of mine, and he was killed in an automobile accident. So we were old friends, and after a couple of years, I talked her into marrying me. We were married at our church and had a reception at Mary Jane’s house on a Sunday afternoon. CD: So how do you use the Club today? JB: We primarily come out here to eat. Before the pandemic, we used to work out downstairs three times a week. We would come out Monday, Wednesday and Friday to work out and then have lunch. But we haven’t gotten back yet, we are waiting for things to clear up a little more. CD: So how does it feel to be honored here? JB: How does it feel to be honored? I’m overwhelmed! I’ve never had anything like this before. My life has been very mundane. As I said, I’ve never expected this. CD: Do you have anything to say to the MAC? JB: Let me just say this: I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful experience I’ve had for these 70 years. Even more than that because my father was a Member. I came to the Downtown MAC then. That’s where I learned to swim. My reaction is thanks for everything, and I appreciate all you’ve done. After the luncheon, Bodine and his wife made a generous contribution to the MAC's Preservation Foundation. F


THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT

he third quarter of the Club’s fiscal year ended May 31, 2021. May was a busy month around the Clubhouses as May weddings were in full force and Members began to enjoy summer programming. We’ve also welcomed many new Members to the MAC family over the past few months, so you’ve probably noticed some new faces around the Club. Speaking of new Members, our Member headcount in May was 2,237 compared to 2,314 last May. While we are still behind last year’s number, May was the fourth month in a row that our Membership has increased, and we are expecting this trend to continue in June and July as well. For the nine months, total operating revenue was $5.5 million compared to $7.1 million for the same period last year. May’s revenue alone topped $1 million for the first time since December 2019, mainly due to pent up wedding business at the Downtown Clubhouse which also had a positive impact on overnight rooms revenue. Our operating departments collectively posted a year-to-date loss of $1.1 million compared to last year’s loss of $400,000. The departments most heavily impacted were Rooms and Food and Beverage at both Clubhouses. Unallocated costs continued to come in under budget and less than last year. Overall, unallocated costs have produced a positive variance of $500,000 vs budget and $340,000 compared to last year.

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At the bottom line, the Club has experienced positive operating cash flow of $2.3 million year to date. This is $1.9 million better than the budget, and $1.1 ahead of last fiscal year. This positive performance is largely due to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). Looking ahead through August, the end of the fiscal year, we anticipate increased revenue in most areas, although the totals will continue to trend less favorable than budget. On the other hand, expenses are expected to remain less than plan which will allow the Club to achieve its overall budget for the remaining months. Numerous events are scheduled in the coming months and summer is off to a great start! Come out and take advantage of all your Club has to offer and remember to introduce your friends and colleagues to the Club to receive $500 in Club credits for each referral! This opportunity ends soon so act now. If you have any questions concerning the Club’s finances, please contact the Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Pam Roth, at 314-539-4400 or proth@mac-stl.org. F

Pam Roth, Chief Financial Officer Missouri Athletic Club

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AROUND THE CLUB

Kicking it at the Club

MAC Hosts Hermann Trophy Banquet

The Missouri Athletic Club was filled on Thursday, May 27 to watch the Hermann Trophy be presented to the top male and female college soccer players in the country for the 2020-21 season. A packed crowd filled the Downtown Clubhouse as college soccer’s rising stars gathered for the presentation of the prestigious award. Oregon State junior forward Gloire Amanda (Edmonton, Alberta) and Florida State junior midfielder Jaelin Howell (Lone Tree, Colo.) received the MAC Hermann Trophy — a 10-pound crystal soccer ball — as National Players of the Year in NCAA Division I men and women’s soccer based on voting conducted by member coaches. Howell was named to the All-ACC First Team, the ACC AllTournament Team, and named ACC Midfielder of the Year. She added First Team All-American to her accolades in May and made her debut for the senior US Women’s National Team last November. This year’s runners up for the women’s award were North Carolina junior midfielder Brianna Pinto (Durham, N.C.) and Florida State senior defender Malia Berkely (Liberty Township, Ohio). Amanda is a former standout from the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program and was also named a United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American while leading Oregon State to a 9-5-0 record this season and an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. Runners-up for the men’s award were Indiana sophomore forward Victor Bezerra (Chicago, Ill.) and Pittsburgh sophomore forward Valentin Noel (Niort, France). Bill McDermott "Mr. Soccer" capped the night by interviewing Lutz Pfannenstiel, Sporting Director for St. Louis CITY SC. F

TOP: GLOIRE AMANDA AND JAELIN HOWELL HOLD THE HERMANN TROPHY. FIRST ROW: LUTZ PFANNENSTIEL AND BILL MCDERMOTT DISCUSS ST. LOUIS CITY SC; BRIANNA PINTO AND PROLIFIC COACH ANSON DORRANCE; MEN'S FINALISTS, GLOIRE AMANDA, VICTOR BEZERRA AND VALENTIN NOEL. BOTTOM ROW: WOMEN'S FINALISTS: BRIANNA PINTO; JAELIN HOWELL AND MALIA BERKELY; BILL MCDERMOTT OPENS THE HERMANN TROPHY PRESS CONFERENCE; PAST PRESIDENT DAN LETT, PRESIDENT ANGIE MINGES AND PAST PRESIDENT CANTWELL POSE AT THE VIP RECEPTION.

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Soccer All-Stars AT

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Nearly 80 of the top high school soccer players in the St. Louis area closed out their prep careers and treated fans to two entertaining matches at the 36th annual High School All-Star Games presented by the Missouri Athletic Club. In the opening game, Emily Gaebe (Union) led her team to victory (5-0) and earned her team’s Most Valuable Player Award. Sophia Cross (Fort Zumwalt South) was named the MVP for the North squad. In the boys game, Zach Stapleton (Clayton) was named MVP of the North team, who beat their opponents 6-5. Zach Renz (Timberland) was named MVP for the South team. F Between the games, Mia Ford (Cor Jesu) and Will Nicholson (St. Dominic) were presented with the Sam Copple Award for goalie of the year.

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AROUND THE CLUB

Celebrating July 4

save the date for the

Father-Daughter Banquet The America's Birthday Parade is scheduled to make its return to the streets of St. Louis this summer! Save the date for the parade on July 3. More details about the MAC's involvement in this year's events to come. F

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Save the date for this year's Father-Daughter Banquet! The 2021 event will take place on Aug. 12 at the Downtown Clubhouse. Keep an eye on MAC emails and social media for more information as it gets closer to the date! F


SPORTSMAN'S CLUB BUFFET RETURNS For those who haven't been to the Downtown Clubhouse recently, the Sportsman's Club buffet is back up and running! Members can enjoy a delicious meal from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday on the fourth floor. F

Summer Law Clerk MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM The MAC offers a special summer Membership opportunity for summer law clerks interning at local law firms! On June 9, the Membership Department hosted a reception for Members of the MAC legal community to welcome summer law clerks and representatives from their respective law firms to meet and mingle in the Art Lounge to kick off our 2021 Summer Law Clerk Membership program. The evening was wonderfully successful, resulting in 11 new Summer Law Clerk Membership commitments. The MAC offers a special individual three-month Membership opportunity for summer law clerks, as an enhancement to their respective law firm’s summer associate intern program. During June, July and August 2021, these new Summer Law Clerk Members will enjoy access to both MAC locations and experience the many social and professional networking benefits found at the Club. Members who see one of the new summer law clerk members around either Clubhouse this summer are encouraged to say hello! The Club is already planning for 2022, so if Members would like for their law firm to consider this opportunity, they can reach out for more details to Kara Kelpe in Membership, kkelpe@mac-stl.org or 314-539-4408. F ABOVE: FIRST SUMMER LAW CLERK RECEPTION WITH JUDGE MATT SCHELP SPEAKING.

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n Saturday, May 29, the MAC pool opened once again for MAC Members and their families to enjoy. Since the Club acquired the West Clubhouse from Town & Country Racquet Club

in 1995, the pool has been the coolest place to catch some rays or socialize with friends on a sweltering summer day. During the summer months, the pool draws many families looking to beat the heat.

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M A C F E AT U R E After an abnormal year in 2020, where the pool did not open until June 15, the MAC was glad to be open at full capacity once again this summer. Members are invited to bring their families to enjoy a relaxing day by the pool or stop by the snack bar for a quick treat. Though the Club leadership initially implemented a reservation system to allow for a less crowded pool experience, the program was quickly eliminated due to overwhelming Member feedback. MAC management hoped this program would enhance the Member experience, based on positive feedback from last summer's use of the reservation system. However, this summer, the majority of Members voiced their opinions against having to make reservations for the pool. From an operational standpoint, too, clearing out one group to bring in another proved to be cumbersome. The Club appreciates everyone's input in helping create the best pool experience for Members. In addition to regular pool hours, the pool will also be open for adult lap swimming on weekdays from daybreak to 7 a.m. and 1-9 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the lap lanes are removed from 12-5 p.m. At all other times, lap swimming is available. "It’s great just seeing everyone back at the pool, enjoying it with family and friends," said Athletic Director Jeff Tuhro. "It’s been a pretty busy start to the summer, the whole Club has really picked up. Most of all I think members are just happy to be using their Club again and everything feels back to normal. I hope to see everyone at the pool this summer." F

West Clubhouse Pool Hours Saturday, May 29 Monday, July 12 Monday-Friday: 12:45 - 9 p.m.* Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 Monday, Sept. 6 Monday-Sunday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. *Hours subject to change on days of swim meets and dive team meets. Dates and times TBD. Stay tuned for updates.

Celebrate Summer WITH THE

AS S O C I AT E S Join the MAC for an adults-only, luau-themed pool party organized and hosted by the Associates. There will be live music, a pig roast and cocktail specials. Open to Members and guests ages 21 and older. Saturday, July 24 West Clubhouse 6-10:30 p.m. $45 per person Register online or call 314-539-4490.

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BOXING NIGHT Packs a Punch

The much-anticipated 16th annual Boxing Championship, sponsored by Midwest Regional Bank, took place in the Missouri Room on Thursday, May 10. After being postponed due to the pandemic, Members jumped at the chance to attend, and the event sold out in the first minute that general admission opened. The evening began with cocktails and cigars in the Downtown Clubhouse lobby and Art Lounge. This was followed by dinner in

the Missouri Room around the ring. Finally, at 8 p.m., the main event began! Governor Justin Fowler was the emcee for this event, which consisted of match-ups between accomplished and promising boxers from both local and out-of-state gyms. Attendees were treated to 10 riveting bouts of boxing along with a heightened sense of MAC camaraderie. F

TOP: OSCAR HERNANDEZ AND CHRISTIAN GRAGG FACE OFF. MIDDLE: DARION TROTTER AND JAMAR PEMBERTON; THE APOLLOS ENJOY A MEAL BEFORE PERFORMING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM; GOV. FOWLER, PRES. MINGES AND PP DAN LETT, PAST GOVERNORS GET IN THE RING AFTER THE EVENT; THE HERNANDEZ/GRAGG MATCHUP AS SHOT FROM ABOVE. 18 F CHERRY DIAMOND


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Clayton

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Kirkwood

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Chesterfield

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Otterville

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS AGES

RATE

Ages 7-10

June 7-11

WEEK 2 June 14-18

WEEK 3

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sports 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pajama Day

1-4 p.m.

1-4pm

12:30-2:30 p.m. 1-4 p.m.

WEEK 9

Aug 2-6

WEEK 10

Aug 9-13

WEEK 11

Aug 16-20

WEEK 12

9 a.m -12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

July 26-30

Ice Cream Day

WEEK 8

9 a.m -12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

July 19-23

Parent BBQ

WEEK 7

9 a.m -12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

July 12-16

Firetruck Visit

WEEK 6

9 a.m -12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

WEEK 5

Christmas in July

WEEK 4

9 a.m -12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

9-11 a.m.

9-11 a.m., M-F

9-11 a.m. 1-4 p.m.

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

9-11 a.m., M-F

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Back to School

Super heros

9 a.m.-12 p.m. All About Safety

9 a.m -12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Hero & Princess

Camp Olympics

1-4 p.m.

9-11 a.m.

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

1-4 p.m.

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wild & Wacky

Party in the USA

9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-Th

1-4 p.m.

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

9 a.m.-4 p.m

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

July 29, 1-4 p.m.

June 21-25 June 28- July 2 July 5-9 PRESCHOOL CAMP 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Zoo Animals Get Outside CAMP MAC 9 a.m -12 p.m. or 9 a.m -12 p.m. or 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 1-4 p.m. Talent Show

ADVENTURE DAY TRIPS 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-Th

July 8, 1-3 p.m.

SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS 1-4 p.m.

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

9 a.m.-4 p.m

SPECIALTY SPORTS CAMPS

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1-4 p.m.

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

9-11 a.m.

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

12:30-2:30 p.m.

9-11 a.m., M-F

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

12:30-3:30 p.m.

9:30-11 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

12:30-3:30 p.m.

9:30-11 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

12:30-3:30 p.m.

9:30-11 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

12:30-3:30 p.m.

9:30-11 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

12:30-3:30 p.m.

9:30-11 a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Orange Ball, Green Ball and Intermediate members will have the option to select a level during registration. Squash Camp level determined by Pro and based on age and ability. 4

SQUASH5

TENNIS

12-1 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F

1-4 p.m.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tie-Dye Day

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

WEEK 11

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Team Spirit Day

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 1-4 T-F

The MAC gears up for another sizzlin’ summer filled with sports, education and loads of fun! CAMP

$160

Grades K-6 $325

Ages 3-5*2

Fun Friday Themes Ages 8-13 $325

Half-Day Theme of the week

Explore STL Ages 8-13 $150 $150 $200 $200 $200 $200 $140 $140 $150 $140 $45 $45 $179

Grades K-6

Waterpark Warriors Grades K-5 Grades K-4 Ages 4-10 Ages 4-10 Ages 8-12 Grades K-5 Grades 2-7 Ages 4-10 Ages 5-10 Ages 11-14 Ages 10-14 Ages 12-15 Ages 12-15 $140 $140 $140 $225 $140

Full- or Half-Day

Bricks 4 Kidz Olympics Bricks 4 Kidz Disney Characters Future Doctor Camp Little Vet School Horses NASA Camp Crayola Art of Conservation MAC Art & Crafts Camp American Girl Doll Little Ninja's Academy Youth Self Deffense Basics of Staying Home Alone Babysitting 101 Counselor In Training (C.I.T)* Grades 3-6 Grades 1-4 Grades 5-8 Ages 6-12 Ages 4-8

$205 full-day $125 half-day

Volleyball Camp Basketball Camp Basketball Camp Golf Camp off site- Mon-Thurs Yoga Camp Performance Tennis3

Beginner Junior

Ages 10-15

Member: $150 Guest: $200 Member: $300 Guest: $400 Member: $425 Guest: $525

180/week, Ages 10-18 9-11 a.m., M-F 9-11 a.m., M-F $40/ day Ages 4-8 $100 per week 12-1 p.m. M-F 12-1 p.m. M-F Ages 8-14 $250 per week 1-4 p.m. M-F 1-4 p.m. M-F Contact Max Shapiro at 314-539-4416 or mshapiro@mac-stl.org for more information.

Intermediate

Ages 14+

Red Ball Orange/Green/Intermediate Junior Team Tennis

Advanced

1 Must be invited back after first week of program. Preschool campers must be ages 3-5 and fully potty trained. Themes of the week are listed. Performance Tennis members will have an option to select a level during registration. 2 3


M A C AT H L E T I C S

ADULT TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL SUMMER Offerings Adult Tennis

Improvers Clinic - For those with little tennis experience and for those who haven’t played for a while! Monday, 9-10 a.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. $72 per session (guest: $88) Session 2: July 5-26 | Session 3: Aug. 2-23 Includes stroke instruction, drilling, positioning and gameplay. Adult Drill - For men and women with more tennis experience. Pro-led drill, strategy, and gameplay. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., $18 per time Men's USTA Practice - For those with a USTA 3.0-3.5 rating. Pro-led drill, strategy, and gameplay. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., $18 per time Adult Cardio Tennis - These pro-led cardio tennis classes emphasize aerobic drills, which will improve tennis skills and provide a good workout. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., until Aug. 30, $18/time Friday, 10-11 a.m., until Aug. 27, $18/time Men's Afternoon Workout - Patrick McNally heads up this group of mostly retirees who know that there is always something new to be learned. Players just keep coming back. Pay only when you come! Contact Patrick McNally, 314-539-4464 Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m., June 2 – Aug. 25, $18 per time. Ladies Interclub Practices - Whether interested in competing on Fridays or not, Members can join interclub practices, which are clinic and doubles practice rolled into one. The format involves a warm-up period, a drill period and a play period. For more information, contact Scott Stutz (314-539-4411). Until Aug. 27, 9:30-11 a.m., $30 per time Women’s Gold, Wednesday | Women’s 3.0, Thursday Women’s 3.5, Tuesday | Women’s “B,” Wednesday

PICKLEBALL

Beginners Pickleball Class - For people who have never played pickleball or any racquet sport. Pro, Kim Steinmetz will teach the most used shots in pickleball, scoring, about the no volley zone, court positioning and rules of the game. Players sign-up on a per-day basis. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., until Aug. 31, $20 per time Improvers Pickleball Class - For those who have played pickleball or other racquet sports in the past. Review techniques and learn strategy, such as differentiating between an "attackable" ball and an "unattackable" ball and how to deal with each of those with court positioning and resetting the point. Led by pro Dave Fuhrig. Players sign-up on a per-day basis. Tuesdays, 12:30-2 p.m., June 1-Aug. 31, $20 per time Advanced League - Pickleball pro Dave Fuhrig will pair players for games, give instruction, have helpful pickleball tips. He will also play as needed. Players sign-up on a per-day basis. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., until Aug. 26, $15 per time Pickleball Bash - Enjoy pickleball play lead by Dave Fuhrig who mixes and matches players throughout the evening. All levels are welcome. Saturday, 6-8 p.m., July 10, 31, Aug. 14, 28 $15 per time (guests to be registered by Member, $20)

FREE TENNIS & PICKLEBALL COURT TIME!

Mondays, 5:30-9 p.m., through Aug. 27 To reserve a free court time, please call the West Pro Shop at 314-539-4413. Limit one court per Member. The court may not be booked more than one week in advance.

RACQUETBALL CHALLENGE PLAY (Coming Soon!)

F Start date TBA. F Players will be placed into rank order. F Matches will be assigned by league coordinator. F Players will have a reasonable amount of time in which to play their match. F Rankings will be adjusted at the conclusion of each match.

Contact Kim Steinmetz at ksteinmetz@mac-stl.org or Max Shapiro at mshapiro@mac-stl.org for registration information.

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M A C AT H L E T I C S

ORDER

on the

COURT

MAC Squash Shootout

MAC Racketlon Event

Thursday, July 8 F 5:30 p.m. This squash shootout event is open to all levels (A, B, C and D). All rounds are the first to five points, and the final is the first to three points. This is a double-elimination event.

Saturday, Aug. 7 F 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. This doubles tournament invites layers of all levels to pair up with a partner and play 2/3 rounds in each sport: squash, tennis and pickleball. Your point scores from each sport will accumulate to your team's overall final score. Scoring for all events is one game to 11 points.

5:30 p.m. - Live random draw 5:45 p.m. - Matches commence Entry fee: $30 Includes beers by the courts as well as drink specials and hors d'oeuvres in the 1903 bar following the matches.

Entry fee: $60 includes Gatorade, BBQ and a beer token Note for squash: Partners play one international singles game against the opposition. If there is a tie, there will be a special playoff event at the end to decide MAC’s ultimate racquets players.

Email Alex Ingham at aingham@mac-stl.org to enter for either event.


W H AT ' S O N T H E W E B

What's On the Web? Though most people have heard about the MAC's new website and app, Members may not know what these new offerings mean for them. Many areas of the website may look familiar to Members, as we opted to keep the appearance and navigation largely the same to prevent confusion. The new branded app now has the functionality to allow Members to view menus, register for classes, childcare, camps and more, as well as view all your bookings in the same place. Remember the username and password you created for the website will be the same credentials used to log in to the app. As with all website launches, we will be working diligently to ensure there are no glitches or faulty areas of the site, but if you should encounter something that’s not functioning properly, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at webmaster@mac-stl.org. We’re striving to create the best online experience for our Members, and we appreciate your patience as we make this transition! F

Questions about Registering? For information about the new website, see the June edition of the magazine.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE MAC Ashley Hancock, Director of Sponsorship is here to help customize advertising and sponsorship opportunities to meet Members' marketing needs. The MAC has a variety of effective, traditional and non-traditional avenues to deliver messages to a desirable target audience. For those Members looking to make business connections, she wants to help them utilize their Membership to the fullest by gaining attention and staying top of mind. Her role supports one pillar of the Club's mission to be a premier place for business professionals. "I have spent my career helping clients connect with their target market in effective and authentic ways. I've found that the Club supports just that; building connections and developing relationships, which embraces

a long-standing culture of Members supporting Members, the MAC Family." She has hit the ground running with several new advertising partnerships, including Mungenast St. Louis Acura. From her earliest days at the MAC, she felt that there are a variety of unique ways businesses, can connect and engage with Members. "I am so excited for Members to see the neat things the partnership with Mungenast St. Louis Acura has in store for them throughout the year. Stay tuned for Member benefits and unique opportunities!" Contact Hancock by phone (314-3682393) or email (ahancock@mac-stl.org) to learn more about how you can grow your business through the MAC this year. F

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MAC WELLNESS

MAC PARTNERS WITH he MAC now offers in-house physical therapy services. SSM Health was announced as the physical therapy provider for the MAC early last year. The clinic, located at the West Clubhouse, offers a one-ofa-kind environment, exclusive to MAC Members and their families, to provide preventative, rehabilitative and services that maximize function and promote well-being.

T

What to Expect Billy Ferris, PT, DPT, is the physical therapist for the clinic, which focuses on caring for each patient and helping the patient achieve his/her goals. During the initial appointment, Ferris will ask about each Member's injury, home environment, activity level, interests and goals. He will then provide a roadmap for treatment and, most importantly, help Members get back to daily life. Ferris will also check your strength and flexibility. During that first appointment, the goal is to provide information about: F The injury F The treatment plan and how it will help F The number of appointments to expect for treatment

Through therapy, he hopes to work together to help Members improve their quality of life and get back to the activities they enjoy.

Scheduling Information Please call 314-822-3205 or stop by the clinic for assistance scheduling. The fax number is 314-822-3056. At the time of scheduling, Members will receive an email of the paperwork to complete prior to your appointment. Often, treatment will begin during the first appointment, which will be 45-60 minutes.

Scheduling Information Our staff will review Members' plan benefits received from their insurance company. Additionally, they bill the insurance company on Members' behalf and work to collect the amount owed. This would include the deductible, coinsurance, co-pay or any service not covered by the insurance plan. Contact the insurance company before the first appointment to confirm therapy services.

Core Services F Physical Therapy F Sports Therapy & Orthopedic Rehabilitation F Low Back Rehabilitation F Work Injury Management

Specialized Services F Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) F Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1 Certified (Golf) F K-Vest Level 1 (Golf) F Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

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Aquafit at the

MAC

Over the years, water fitness at the Downtown Clubhouse has taken several forms. Today, the Aquafit class, taught by Keisha, takes water aerobics to the next level. The class begins with aqua paddles to loosen up and splits into small groups to work on both cardio and strength training. Downtown Clubhouse Pool Monday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. F

Shoeshine Special Downtown

PHOTO CREDIT: KARI R. FREY, FREYTOGRAPHY

Three shoeshines are available for the price of two at the Downtown Clubhouse. Members will pay for two shoeshines and receive their third shoeshine for free when they bring in three pairs of shoes to be shined (all three pairs must be brought in at the same time to receive the special). Shoeshines are available Downtown in the Athletic Department MondayFriday from 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Members can also drop off their shoes in the Athletic Department anytime during operating hours, and they will get shined the next day that shoeshine is open. F

Downtown Athletic Dept.

Holiday Hours

The Downtown Athletic Department will have limited hours from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, July 5 due to the Independence Day holiday.

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MAC WELLNESS

GENTLE YOGA

Megan with

MAC yoga instructor Megan Mahley has been taking the Downtown Clubhouse by storm! Join her Gentle Yoga Class, which takes place on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. on the 7th floor of the Downtown Clubhouse. To register for Power Flow Yoga or Full Body Flow Yoga, navigate to Fitness & Wellness > Classes > Downtown Fitness Class Registration Calendar and click the class you wish to attend. F

Massage With Jerrad Benton

Personal Training with Andrew Francis The MAC is happy to welcome back Personal Trainer Andrew Francis. Francis joined the MAC in June 2001 and is a Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer and yoga instructor. He specializes in weight loss, nutrition, corrective exercise and sports performance. He boasts more than 20 years in the fitness field. To book a session with Francis, email Paul Helfrich at phelfrich@mac-stl.org. F

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MAC Members are invited to treat themselves or others to a massage from Jerrad Benton. Specializing in deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release and more, Benton can help Members with anything from soft tissue injuries to chronic pain to restricted range of motion. Benton is available Downtown on F Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., F Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., F Friday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Available at West on F Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., F Monday, 2:30-8 p.m. and F Tuesday, 2:30-8 p.m. To schedule a massage with Benton, call Downtown: 314-539-4482 or West: 314-539-4433. F


Downtown Clubhouse Pool Hours As the West pool heats up with action, don't forget the Downtown Clubhouse pool is still open for lap swimming. Monday- Thursday: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 5:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday: Closed Aqua Fit Class takes place on Monday and Friday in the pool from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. and that is the only time the pool has limited lane use for lap swimming. F

Downtown Athletics Summer Hours As the summer season starts, please take note of the following hours for the Downtown Clubhouse Athletic Department. Monday- Thursday: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 5:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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CLUBS WITHIN THE CLUB

WOMEN'S INITIATIVE GROUP PRESENTS

Dinner with Chef Bart

After the success of the inaugural event in the fall of 2019, the Women's Initiative Group decided to resurrect their demonstration dinner with award-winning Executive Chef Bart. On Wednesday, June 17, 30 Members were treated to a delicious four-course meal, consisting of favorites such as coconut shrimp, an applewood smoked bacon and herbed goat cheese garden salad, pan-seared halibut and crepes Suzette. F

TOP ROW: L-R: ARLENE CERVIE, LINNIE MORGAN, JUDITH HANSES; CHEF BART SHOWS THE ATTENDEES HOW TO PREPARE THE APPETIZERS; DENISE DONOVAN, SAM HOPMEIER, DOROTHY NORLAND. BOTTOM ROW: CHEF BART WORKS DILLIGENTLY WHILE ONLOOKERS TAKE NOTES.

Celebration of Hockey MAC introduces new Speaker Series Enjoy a panel featuring Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary Flames), Brady Tkachuk, Clayton Keller, Logan Brown, Luke Kunin and Trent Frederic, cocktails and dinner. Business attire required. $95 per person, inclusive for Members and Guests $72 per person, inclusive for Associates $32 per child (12 and under), inclusive Wednesday, Aug. 25 | Downtown Clubhouse 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception 6 p.m. - Dinner 7 p.m. - Program Register online or call 314-539-4470 to attend. F

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WIG Presents Women of Distinction

In 2021, the MAC will continue the tradition of honoring six women from the community and one Rising Star at the Women of Distinction event on Oct. 1. Members who know an outstanding woman from the St. Louis region who possesses excellence in her business/professional, personal, civic, or philanthropic role; growth in her endeavors or in helping facilitate growth as a mentor for others; grit/determination in pursuing her goals; and empathy in how she deals with others are asked to nominate them to be a 2021 Woman of Distinction. Nomination forms are due by July 17 and can be found by navigating to Social > Women's Initiative Group and click the button to download the form. F

Around Town with the FYC Origami at the Garden On a beautiful June morning, you can find MAC Forever Young Members enjoying life almost anywhere. As the dappled sunlight and a gentle breeze belied the summer heat to come, they enjoyed a tram tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden to view the eighteen Origami in the Garden sculptures on exhibition. Along the paths, large metal figures duplicated their folded paper originals, creases and all. Sculpture names were as imaginative as their presence. Crane Unfolding greeted us at the visitor center while Paper Navigators floating on the water in the Japanese Garden recalled the paper boats they made in our childhood. Fanciful horses, cranes, white bison, squirrels, and other figures surprised us at every turn. After the tour, they enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at the recently reopened Downtown TOP ROW: L-R: CHARLIE BARNES AND SUZANNE STEIN WAITING FOR THE TRAM; JIM AND JO ANN EWOLDT Clubhouse buffet. F RELAXING AFTER THE TOUR. BOTTOM ROW: L-R: 13. JERRY SEXTON, MAUREEN WERNER AND PEGGY LINSIN; GLENN BILZING, ELAINE SPENCE, PAT REBHOLZ, AND BARBARA CONWAY.

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CLUBS WITHIN THE CLUB

Business Development Group Welcomes Jeremy Hodess Military History Book Club to Discuss Nuclear Folly by Serhii Plokhy This month, the Military History Book Club turns to the Cuban Missile Crisis with Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Serhii Plokhy, who will be the featured speaker at the MHC’s regular meeting on July 27. Nearly 30 years after the end of the Cold War, today’s world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up their nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear strikes. To survive this new atomic age, we must relearn the lessons of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War: the Cuban missile crisis. Plokhy’s Nuclear Folly offers an international perspective on the crisis, tracing the tortuous decision-making that produced and then resolved it, which involved John Kennedy and his advisers, Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro, and their commanders on the ground. In breathtaking detail, Plokhy vividly recounts the young JFK being played by the canny Khrushchev; the hotheaded Castro willing to defy the USSR and threatening to align himself with China; the Soviet troops on the ground clearing jungle foliage in the tropical heat, and desperately trying to conceal nuclear installations on Cuba, which were nonetheless easily spotted by U-2 spy planes; and the hairraising near misses at sea that nearly caused a Soviet nuclear-armed submarine to fire its weapons. Drawing on a range of Soviet archival sources, including previously classified KGB documents, as well as White House tapes, Plokhy masterfully illustrates the drama and anxiety of those tense days, and provides a way for us to grapple with the problems posed in our present day. MHC Book Club Meeting Details MAC Downtown Clubhouse Tuesday, July 20 6 p.m. Email kmaurer@mac-stl.org or register online to attend. F

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On Thursday, July 15, franchise advisor Jeremy Hodess of Capstone Franchise Consulting will speak to the Business Development Group. Each BDG Meeting offers a chance for Members and guests to network. Attendees are guaranteed to learn how to grow your business and meet other MAC Members wanting to do the same. BDG Meeting Details Downtown Clubhouse Thursday, July 15 7:15 a.m. F

CWC MEETINGS The MAC offers a variety of Clubs Within the Club to bring together Members with common interests. Apollos Mondays, 7 p.m., Downtown Book Club Second Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m., West Business Development Group Third Thursday of the month, 7:15 a.m., Downtown Forever Young Club Third Friday of the month, 11:30 a.m., West Invitational Sanctioned Bridge Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 6:15 p.m., West Military History Club Fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., Downtown Toastmasters First and third Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 p.m., West For more information, visit mac-stl.org or call DT: 314-539-4470 WE: 314-539-4490


MAC FOUNDATIONS CORNER | Leaving a Legacy

ANCHOR YOUR FAMILY’S LEGACY AT THE MAC Contribute to the MAC Preservation Foundation Membership at the MAC is a family thing. Countless members have grown up in the club and their families have been enjoying club life together at the MAC for as long as anyone can remember. Indeed, the MAC Membership is one big family.

PRESERVATION FOUNDATION BOARD Dean Eggerding, President Bob Frederic Troy Robertson Mark Belew Keith Phoenix Al Meitl Chris Hyams Tripp Zumwalt

Hundreds of our mMmbers have been Members for decades. Many are second, third or even fourth-generation Members. Membership at the MAC is a multi-generational family experience. Because the MAC experience has been such a significant part of the lives of so many of our families, more and more of our Members are deciding to contribute to the MAC Preservation Foundation to anchor their family’s MAC legacy and in doing so to remember their beloved family members who have gone before and made it all possible. One way to anchor your family’s legacy at the MAC is to make a tax-deductible gift to the MAC Preservation Foundation in the name of your family or in the name of a special loved one. Another way is to designate the MAC or the MAC Preservation Foundation as a beneficiary on one of your retirement/investment accounts, or on a life insurance policy, or in your will or trust. And if you do, please let us know so that we can welcome you as a member of the MAC Legends Society, which is comprised of those Members who have remembered the MAC in their estate plans.

What Are the Next Steps?

Larry Absheer Director of Advancement 314-604-3890 labsheer@mac-stl.org Cynthia Goudy Director of Philanthropy 314-779-4715 cgoudy@mac-stl.org

1. Contact Cynthia Goudy, Director of Philanthropy, or Larry Absheer, Director of Advancement,to discuss various possibilities for establishing a lasting legacy for your family at the MAC.. 2. If you need help with estate planning, Cynthia or Larry can put you in touch with a member of the Club’s Planned Giving Advisory Council, which is comprised of qualified MAC Members who can provide expert advice and assistance.

We appreciate your generosity …

it matters! JULY 2021 F 31


CLUBS WITHIN THE CLUB

MAC Joins Historic Tour 20 Years Ago In July of 2001, the MAC's Downtown Clubhouse became a stop on a historical tour of downtown St. Louis. This 21-stop walking tour left its permanent mark on the MAC with a special plaque detailing the historic significance of the Club. Other stops on this tour included the Old Courthouse, the International Fur Exchange Building and many more. The idea for the tour started when KMOX Radio's Charles Brennan founded Rediscover St. Louis in 1998 to help educate and inform the public about St. Louis's rich history. To kick off the tour, former Mayor Francis Slay cut a ribbon and led a group on the first offical tour (pictured right). F

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Mark your calendars for the upcoming MAC Happy Hours. In addition to serving up great drink specials, these events are a great opportunity to meet new BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY members and introduce friends and colleagues to the Club. No reservations are required.

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5 1 PP Englebrecht and other MAC Basketball players hang out at the lake. 2 Augie Elias posed with Coach Scott Stutz after getting second place Gateway 12 and under

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MYTH BUSTING - THE FACTS OF LEASING

What are the main benefits of leasing a vehicle? • More flexibility with less obligation • Driving a new vehicle every 2- 3 years • Repairs are covered under warranty • Lower overall financial investment & lower monthly payments (typically $150 -$200 less per month versus buying) • Ability to trade in your lease at any time Leasing & mileage - How does it work and what happens if I go over? When considering a lease, our dealership will use your driving history and any planned trips or vacations to recommend a leasing allowance based on your lifestyle. For those who drive more frequently, additional mileage can be added into your lease up front for only 10 cents per mile. For those who do not hit their mileage allowance (the majority of customers), Acura will allow you to roll up to 15,000 unused miles over to your next Acura lease. Therefore, reducing your next vehicle leasing payment. Although very few Acura clients go over their lease allowance, there are a variety of options available to ensure you minimize any additional out of pocket costs including: 1. Acura’s Loyalty forgiveness program - Reduces the cost of your mile overage (up to 7,500) by half 2. Lease early turn in - In fact, less than 10% of Acura leases reach maturity as clients are eager to get into their next vehicle 3. Purchase your vehicle outright At Mungenast St. Louis Acura, there are no hidden lease fees! If you are interested learning more, we would love to talk. Feel free to stop by or give us a call 314-822-2872. We hope to see you soon!

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