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Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 APRIL 2019 Cherry Diamond STAFF Publisher – Keith Phoenix Director of Communications – Jim Wilson Content Marketing Manager/Managing Editor – Amy Freeman Communications Coordinator – Kelsey Sims Design – Lilyann Rice General Manager – Wallace L. Smith To advertise, contact Kelsey Sims at 314-539-4459 or ksims@mac-stl.org. The Cherry Diamond Vol. 113/No. 4 (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 Officers Keith Phoenix – President Aaron Pawlitz – Vice President Matt Morris – Second Vice President Andrew Carter – Secretary David Smith – Treasurer Class of 2019 Andrew Carter, Matt Morris, Aaron Pawlitz, Keith Phoenix, David Smith Class of 2020 Tracy Beckette, Mark Brandom, Kevin Cantwell, Tim Malyszko, John Pennington

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6 Board of Governor Election and Candidates 16 Survey Incites Action 18 Women’s Wellness Week

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2 Upcoming Events 4 President’s Column 5 General Manager’s Column 12 Membership 14 Dining 18 Wellness

Class of 2021 Gene Frederic III, Daniel Lett, Cheri McLaughlin Jeffery Moore, Nat Walsh

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local women will be honored at the Women of Distinction Luncheon on Friday, April 12. the number of miles Ed Gilkerson swam to win Swimmer of the Year. years have passed since the American Legion was founded in St. Louis. attendees witnessed Boxing Night at the MAC. has been donated by the MAC’s Charitable Society for Children to local children’s charities since 2005. Cherry Diamond F APR 2019 F 1


>> upcoming events

April

Easter Brunch (DT & WE) SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Apollos Spring Concert (DT) FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Join the Apollos for dinner and entertainment at their annual Spring Concert! They will present The Great American Songbook featuring songs from great composers such as Moon River, Come Fly With Me, I’ll Be Seeing You, Blue Skies and many others. This concert will feature the Apollos as “MAC Pack” soloists just like the members of the Rat Pack and some of the newer members of the chorus. 6 p.m. – Cocktails 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Program 9:15 p.m. – Afterglow $38.50 per person plus gratuity

MAC Golf Club Day at Topgolf FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Join the MAC Golf Club for a special event at Topgolf. There is no need to be a professional golfer — the fun driving range games are great for any skill level. Enjoy food, drinks and, of course, golf. 2-4 p.m. $65 per person

Women of Distinction Luncheon (DT) FRIDAY, APRIL 12 Honor St. Louis women who have been revolutionary in business, civic engagement, philanthropic programs and mentorship. Betsey Bruce will emcee the presentation featuring panelists Adrian Bracy (CEO of YWCA Metro St. Louis), Carolyn Kindle Betz (President of Enterprise Holdings Foundation), Cheri McLaughlin (President and owner of Sparks Milling Digital; MAC Governor) and Romaine Seguin (President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding). 11:15 a.m. $50 per person, inclusive

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College Basketball Awards Dinner (DT) MONDAY, APRIL 15 The United States Basketball Writers Association and the Missouri Athletic Club are partnering to present awards for the national male and female players of the year (Oscar Robertson Award and Ann Meyers Drysdale Award), the freshman of the year (Wayman Tisdale Award), and coach of the year (Henry Iba Awad). 5:45 p.m. $150 per person

Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch with the family at either clubhouse. Candy, photos with the Easter Bunny, and a petting zoo will take place at the Downtown Clubhouse. Members must bring their own cameras for photos with the Easter Bunny. Kent Miller Photography will take family portraits in the Downtown Clubhouse’s Art Lounge from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. West: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults – $36.95 per person plus gratuity Children (5-12) – $16.95 per child plus gratuity Children (4 and under) – Gratis

Golf Kickoff: Masters at the MAC (DT) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Kickoff the 2019 golf season with a presentation featuring guest speakers Jay Randolph, Sr. and Jay Randolph, Jr. Retired Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith will be present to accept a check from the MAC Sports Foundation on behalf of his foundation, PGA Reach. 5:30 p.m. Event is complimentary

Business Development Election Rooftop Group Happy Hour Happy Hour (DT) (WE) THURSDAY, APRIL 25 THURSDAY, APRIL 18 The Business Development Group will hold their quarterly happy hour at the 1903 bar. Join the BDG for drinks and good conversation with other business professionals. No reservations required. 4:30-7 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt (WE) SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Bring the kids for the annual Easter egg hunt at the Club! Hunts will be divided up by age group. Also, enjoy a breakfast buffet, visit with the Easter Bunny, earn prizes and more. Members are encouraged to bring their cameras for photos with the bunny. 8-9:45 a.m. – Breakfast buffet 10 a.m. – Egg hunt Adults – $18.95 per person Children (5-12) – $11.95 per child Children (4 and under) – Gratis

Mix and mingle with fellow members and the election candidates while enjoying appetizers, drink specials and live music. Invite a guest! 5:30-8:30 p.m. Event is complimentary


May

Club Election (DT) THURSDAY, MAY 2 Experience MAC camaraderie at its best by participating in the gauntlet and voting for your favorite candidates at the annual Club election! 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. – Regular voting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Gauntlet opens 3-6 p.m. – Gauntlet reopens Results announced in Missouri Room as soon as they become available; member party in Missouri/Eads Room immediately following.

Women’s Wellness Week (DT & WE) MAY 6-10 Join fellow female members and spouses for a week of fitness classes, personal training sessions, healthy treats and a happy hour. Monday: Ladies’ Happy Hour at 1903 bar – 5 p.m. (WE) Tuesday: Weight Room 101 – 1:30 p.m. (WE) Wednesday: Complimentary yoga/barre classes (WE) Thursday: 5M 101 – 5:30 p.m. (DT) Friday: Try something new! (DT & WE)

Annual Business Meeting (DT) THURSDAY, MAY 9 During this meeting in the Art Lounge, discuss current issues pertaining to the MAC and its Board of Governors. 5:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch (DT & WE) SUNDAY, MAY 12 Treat mom or grandma like a queen for a day with brunch at either clubhouse! 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults – $32.95 plus gratuity Children (5-12) – $16.95 plus gratuity Children (4 and under) – Gratis

Interclub Clay Target Father/Daughter Banquet (DT) Championship FRIDAY, MAY 10 Gather for a day of shooting and competition at Strathalbyn Farms followed by awards, appetizers and cocktails. 1 p.m. $75 per person

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Gather for some quality father-daughter time at the annual banquet featuring dinner, music, dancing, photos and carriage rides. Call 314-539-4470 to reserve a $10 per person carriage ride. 5:30-7 p.m. – Reception, photos in Art Lounge, and carriage rides 7-8 p.m. – Dinner 8-10 p.m. – Dancing $35.95 plus gratuity ages 12 and over $26.95 plus gratuity ages 11 and under

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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 My MAC > Calendar > Club Events F Within the Quick Links box under Reservations > 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 one-third charge. Cherry Diamond F APR 2019 F 3


from the president Tradition, community, and culture are words used to describe the Missouri Athletic Club’s key values supported by our three 501(c)3 foundations: Preservation, Sports, and Art. While this statement is frequently emphasized in MAC communications, I thought it would be beneficial to delve into the deeper meaning associated with these words and further explain the impact the foundations have on the Club and our community. The MAC Preservation Foundation’s mission is to preserve and memorialize the history and architecture of St. Louis, with particular focus on the Downtown Clubhouse. Since the moment the MAC opened its doors in 1903, it has operated at 405 Washington Avenue. Many believe the MAC is the longest operating business in the same location in the City of St. Louis, quite a testament to the Club’s deep roots in St. Louis. Unfortunately, the original clubhouse was destroyed in March 1914 in one of the most devastating fires in St. Louis history. However, within weeks, members rallied to begin rebuilding a more elaborate clubhouse in the same location. The Downtown Clubhouse we enjoy today reopened in March 1916. For more than 100 years, business, professional and civic leaders and their families have been frequenting the Downtown Clubhouse, creating memories and traditions we still enjoy today. As with any well‐loved 100+ year‐old building, the Downtown Clubhouse has experienced its fair share of wear and tear and requires constant renovation, not just for keeping up with trends in aesthetics and facilities, but also for maintenance and operational improvements. For example, in 2015, the MAC partnered with the City’s Set the PACE St. Louis program in conjunction with Trane to upgrade the aging HVAC system and comply with green energy initiatives. Monies from the Preservation Foundation allowed the MAC to complete this $2.3 million capital project without pulling from the Club’s general revenue. While this project was not glamorous, it was certainly extremely beneficial, and thanks to an increase in energy efficiency continues to pay financial dividends. On that note, I cannot emphasize enough that charitable gifts to the Preservation Foundation benefit both clubhouses and the Club as a whole. Using Preservation Foundation funds for capital projects at the Downtown Clubhouse frees up other dollars in the capital budget for projects at the West Clubhouse. 4 F Cherry Diamond F APR 2019

Other capital improvement projects and renovations from the last few years include: overnight guest rooms, 5M functional training room, 11th floor group exercise room, men’s and women’s restrooms, indoor pool, weight rooms at both clubhouses, the West Clubhouse parking lot and roof along with the 1903 bar, dining room and patio. Towards the end of this fiscal year, the Club will begin renovating the Jack Buck Grille and launch Phase Two of the West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project. In addition to capital projects, our foundations enable other important Club initiatives and support the MAC’s role in the St. Louis community. The mission of the Sports Foundation is to encourage and recognize outstanding achievements in the fields of sports and athletics. The MAC’s tradition of supporting athletic achievement dates back when the MAC was founded in preparation for the debut of the 1904 World’s Fair and Olympics in St. Louis. Athletes from the MAC competed in boxing, wrestling, water polo, swimming and track at the Olympic Games that year. Today, in addition to supporting member athletes, fitness enthusiasts and a culture of friendly competition and camaraderie, the Club supports national and local athletes through events such as the Hermann Trophy banquet, Jack Buck Sports Awards, College Basketball Awards, and High School Soccer All‐Star Games. These prestigious events and others have helped solidify the MAC as a premier athletic club. While the MAC enjoys the recognition that comes with these events, more importantly, the Club and its members enjoy a long history of philanthropy and giving back to the St. Louis community through scholarships and donations from the Sports Foundation. This month, the Sports Foundation will present a check to PGA Reach, a foundation created by Ozzie Smith to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals and the game of golf. Recently, with the support of the Sports Foundation, members also donated basketball hoops to local Habitat for Humanity homes. Additionally, the MAC’s Charitable Society for Children, an extension of the Sports Foundation, annually donates to three local children’s charities. Since 2005, the MAC has donated more than $325,000 to over 40

children’s charities in the St. Louis community. This year, the MAC has supported Books for STL Kids, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, and Midtown Community Services. Lastly, the Foundation for the Arts has a mission to assemble, collect, commission, display and maintain significant works of the arts. In 1918, the MAC purchased its first painting, Windswept Meramec River, by Thomas Barnett. Starting in the 1940s, the members made a conscientious effort to grow the Club’s art collection, which today, is worth several million dollars. The Club supports a local artist each quarter by displaying their work in the lobbies of both clubhouses. For the second consecutive summer, MAC youth can participate in an art camp at the West Clubhouse sponsored by the Foundation for the Arts and get a taste for the culture and tradition that the MAC values. This summary barely scratches the surface on how the foundations are integral in supporting the Club’s values for the long term, but hopefully, it helps paint a picture of the magnitude of possibilities when properly supported. Simply stated, gifts to the foundations impact the MAC and the community for the long term. Members give by joining the All-Star Team of monthly givers and contributing on their statement each month; by remembering the MAC in their estate plan; by making a one‐time gift toward a project; or by sponsoring or donating to an event that supports the foundations such as the Golf Tournament or Gala. In the past year, Past President Bill Conway and former member Charles Shive each left $25,000 gifts to the foundations in their wills. Additionally, just last month, a member’s foundation accepted our grant proposal to fund a portion of the cost for cleaning and refurbishing the exterior of the Downtown Clubhouse. This will be a fantastic gift. Look for more information on that in the coming months. For more information about our foundations and giving options for you to consider contact Cynthia Goudy (314-797-5474 or cgoudy@ mac-stl.org). Cynthia or Larry Absheer can discuss various avenues of giving and ensure your gift supports the Club’s values of tradition, community, and culture for years to come.

G. Keith Phoenix, President Missouri Athletic Club


from the general manager The MAC wouldn’t be what it is without a number of great teams of members and staff working jointly on some very exciting initiatives that are now underway. First, I want to give a shout out to the MAC’s Women’s Initiative Group for the hard work put into their signature event, the Women of Distinction Luncheon, especially the event committee led by co-chairs Jodi Petersen and Carrie Burggraf. On April 12, the MAC will honor seven local women who have been revolutionary in business, civic engagement, philanthropic programs and mentorship. In addition to honoring these women (learn more about them on page 30), the program will include a panel discussion led by retired television journalist, Betsey Bruce. The panel features some high-profile women, including Carolyn Kindle-Betz, President of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation; Adrian Bracy, CEO for YWCA Metro St. Louis; Romaine Seguin, President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding; and our very own Cheri McLaughlin, President and owner of Sparks Milling Digital and MAC Governor. We’re anticipating a lively and thought-provoking discussion, which is sure to appeal to all audiences. If you haven’t already, support the MAC’s Women’s Initiative Group and the Club’s effort to support women leaders in the community by reserving a table at this great event. Following this event, the MAC’s Women’s Initiative Group is spear-heading its second annual Women’s Wellness Week the first week of May leading up to Mother’s Day. New this year, co-chairs Jen Pawlitz and Genna Pennington have crafted a bingo card to encourage participation in the week’s events. Women who get “bingo” will receive a complimentary glass

of house wine and be entered for a chance to win a new yoga outfit. More information about Women’s Wellness Week is available on page 18. Review the schedule of events and invite a friend to participate too; the more the merrier! Another thanks goes out to Angie Minges for leading the Women’s Initiative Group for the second consecutive year and to Katie Maurer for helping bring these events to fruition. Just a few days after the Women of Distinction Luncheon, in partnership with the United States Basketball Writers Association, the MAC will honor college basketball’s best on April 15. Following last year’s largely successful, sell-out event, the USBWA contracted with the MAC to host their event at our Downtown Clubhouse for the next four years. We’re excited to host and honor the male and female players of the year, freshman of the year, and coach of the year at this prestigious event, which will once again be a sellout. Special thanks to President-Elect Kevin Cantwell for chairing this event for the second year, the dedicated committee members and Jim Wilson for making this event such a success. Those who were unable to get a seat at the event can watch the live stream from the MAC’s website or Facebook page. We are also working on plans for Phase Two of the West Clubhouse’s fitness expansion and the Jack Buck Grille renovation. We hope to finalize plans for these spaces in April, May, and June. Then, we’ll set the budgets in July and August, and if the funding requirements are finalized, we could start work in or around September. I’ve received many inquiries about the Jack Buck Grille renovation and want to clarify that the existing footprint will stay the same, but will receive a new face, which will include a good

scrub, new furnishings and carpet. Our interior designer, Brenda Jones, who designed our highly-praised 1903 bar is leading the design team for the Jack Buck Grille refresh. She has great ideas on ways to take some of the dated aesthetics and make them feel alive again. I’m excited to share the designs with you once complete. All of our efforts, from planning extraordinary events to renovating facilities, are done to improve the overall member experience. Our member retention rate is on the rise, and we think this is attributed to the Club offering you what you want. Happy and engaged members, stay members, and hopefully, invite their friends to join our Platinum Club. To ensure we’re staying on track, we want your input and feedback. There are two ways to contribute. First, drop us a line by filling out a contact us form, which is accessible from the public and private homepages of our website. Second, reach out to staff or a Board member to get involved on a committee. New committees will be appointed at the start of the new Board term in May. Our committees have a strong influence on the future of the Club, and these members who participate make up our “farm team” for future Board members. By continuing to have a great team of members and staff working together, we’ll continue tackle exciting initiatives and bring them to fruition. These are exciting times at the MAC, and I could not be prouder to play my part in the awesome place. See you at the Club,

Wally Smith, General Manager Missouri Athletic Club

All of our efforts, from planning extraordinary events to renovating facilities, are done to improve the overall member experience.

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>> mac election MEET THE 2019 BOARD OF GOVERNOR CANDIDATES Julie D. Ahrling

Davis “Tad” Biggs

PERSONAL 7485 Washington Avenue University City, MO 63130 Birthdate: November 3, 1975

Davis “Tad” Biggs, 947 N. Clay Avenue, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122, never married and born December 25, 1949. My father was Davis Biggs, Jr. and my grandfather was Davis Biggs Sr.

BUSINESS Vice President, Treasury Management Enterprise Bank & Trust 150 North Meramec Avenue Clayton, MO 63105 EDUCATION Webster University-MBA University of Illinois-BS Finance Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Carlinville High School MAC Joined 2016 Committees - Finance-2 years, Women’s Initiative, Children’s Charitable Society, Nominating, Membership, Planning CWCs - Wine Society, Mark Twain Society, Golf Club, Rod & Gun Club Glen Echo Partnership Member LEADERSHIP Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Board Member - MAC Children’s Charitable Society recipient Junior League Association for Financial Professionals Saint Louis Treasury Management Association Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity FEMA Community Emergency Response Team Town & Country Citizen’s Police Academy Saint Louis Sports Commission Ronald McDonald House Kids & Clays Committee Missouri Botanical Gardens Rock the Garden Committee World Pediatric Project Rock ‘n Heal Committee STATEMENT I am honored to run for the Board of Governors to continue to give back to the MAC. My favorite part about our Club is the camaraderie and the people I would not have met otherwise. This is a special place where members are welcoming and always look forward to seeing each other. I embraced ways to get involved from the moment I joined. I enjoy serving our Club and learning about the operations through numerous committees. I participated on the Finance Committee for two years which gave me insight to a key component of our Club. This is an area where I can provide the most expertise due to my background. I have served on all other committees listed for one year. When traveling, I frequent reciprocals and can provide knowledge to continue our Club’s top tier mission. I appreciate your consideration to serve as one of your Governors.

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Before my retirement in 2007, I practiced law with my father’s firm downtown from 1976. My practice was largely transactional – tax, pension, business and estate planning, with some trial and appellate work. I attended Kirkwood public schools, graduating in 1968, then Oberlin College where I majored in European History with a minor in French, lettered three years in varsity soccer and was team co-captain my senior year (1972); then University of Missouri School of Law. I joined the Mac in 1976, dropped out in 1988, and rejoined in 1998. My father and uncle were members for many years. I have used and enjoyed the fifth floor mostly playing handball, and some racket ball and basketball. More recently, I have become a regular swimmer. Like all of us, I have made many good friends here. I grew up in Kirkwood, in Grace Episcopal parish. I have served on the board of Open Space Council since 1978, twice as secretary, and twice as president; served on the board of trustees of Thomas Jefferson School for a number of years, the board of trustees of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis since 1988, and as a leader of the Kirkwood Great Books group. I am comfortable in dealing with financial and investment matters, reviewing financial statements, and understand and executing fiduciary responsibilities. While serving as a governor of this club is an honor, and no doubt a pleasure, it is also a responsibility from which I have shrunk. We need more candidates, and so I am adding my name to the list. If elected, I will serve conscientiously.


MEET THE 2019 BOARD OF GOVERNOR CANDIDATES Matthew C. Gross

Angela “Angie” Minges

PERSONAL 326 Bogey Lane Kirkwood, MO 63122 DOB: February 14, 1980 Wife: Ashley Children: Emerey (11), Adelyn (9), Brady (6)

PERSONAL 7024 Stanford Avenue University City, MO DOB: 5/8/1972 Furry four legged children: Grace Kelly (10) and Henry (1)

BUSINESS Financial Advisor, CFS, ChFC Shareholder Renaissance Financial 5700 Oakland Avenue, Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63110

BUSINESS Strategic Planning Leader, Zone Americas Nestle Purina Pet Care

EDUCATION Truman State University, Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance Lafayette High School

EDUCATION Washington University – Olin Business School – MBA 2004 University of Missouri – Columbia - BA - Marketing & Communications 1994

MAC Joined: 2010 Activities: Current Membership Committee Member Current Finance Committee Member Current MTS Member Current Golf Club Member Former Nomination Committee Member Former Toastmasters Member

Certifications: Women’s Leadership Forum, Washington University 2016 Six Sigma Green Belt 2010

STATEMENT As members of the MAC for the past 8 years, Ashley and I have enjoyed watching our three children grow up around all the amazing benefits the Club offers. I played collegiate soccer for four years at Truman State University and served 2 years as the VP of Finance for my fraternity. Post college, I helped found the Junior Board for the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition and served as Financial Officer for 3 years. If elected, I will use these leadership experiences to support the growth of our membership by helping the dedicated MAC staff continue to enhance the services the Club offers and opportunities members have to create new friendships, business relationships and lasting family memories.

Freelance Consultant AMGK, LLC

MAC Joined: 2015 Chair, Women’s Initiative Group Membership Committee Strategic Planning Committee Regular social and fitness patron of both clubs OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES Stadia Ventures Mentor Nestle Purina Women’s Leadership Forum Girl Scouts Women’s Leadership Network United Way Women’s Leadership Society Good Samaritan House Board Member Ronald McDonald House Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Make-a-Wish volunteer STATEMENT I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the Board of Governors at the Missouri Athletic Club. Being on the board is an opportunity to give back to a place where I have never felt more at home and ensure others are able to have the type of experience I have had at the MAC. After attending several events with friends, I joined the Club in 2015 then immediately got involved with the Women’s Initiative Group followed by the Membership and Planning committees. My experience on these committees provided me an opportunity to work with an amazing group of dedicated members and staff. The greatest opportunity and honor has been leading the Women’s Initiative Group to grow our annual Women of Distinction Luncheon. Board service is another way to further aid the club by leveraging my background in marketing, innovation and strategic planning. I will work to be a tremendous asset for our members by honoring our traditions and maintaining high standards all with a focus on ensuring our Club’s financial future. Thank you for your consideration.

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>> mac election MEET THE 2019 BOARD OF GOVERNOR CANDIDATES Duke Niedringhaus

Aaron Pawlitz

PERSONAL 26 Maryhill Drive Ladue, MO 63124 DOB: 02/13/1966 Spouse: Marcia Children: Ashley (32) Megan (28)

12827 Westledge Lane, Des Peres, Missouri 63131 10/11/73 Jennifer Pawlitz Emma

BUSINESS Senior Vice President Captive Practice Group Vice Chair Prior Shareholder of J.W. Terrill J.W. Terrill – Marsh & McLennan Agency Insurance Brokerage EDUCATION Marquette University – Business Loyola Academy High School – Chicago MAC Joined 2005 Diamond Member Basketball – Regular Team Captain Military History TRX Fitness Classes Prior Athletic Committee USBWA Basketball Committee 2 Election Committees ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) • Board Officer – 3 Years • Workers’ Compensation Committee Chair – 4 Years • Workers’ Compensation Committee – 10 Years • Lobbying in Washington • Frequent speaker/moderator/media interviews • Keynote speaker at emerging leader conference Marquette University Alumni Club • Past President and Golf Committee BMW Club • Street Survival teen driving instructor • Volunteer of the year JW Terrill Teen Driving Coordinator SW Madison County Chamber – Board Member Maryhill Subdivision Board STATEMENT After completing a 3 Year term on the national Board of Directors for SIIA, I am ready to deploy my skills on behalf of the MAC. I have enjoyed the friendly competition of the basketball leagues and post-game camaraderie at the JBG. I split my club engagement between both of our clubhouses, making the most of what the MAC has to offer. My goal in running for the board is to continue the long tradition of MAC excellence in St. Louis, to ensure exceptional club experiences for our members. It would be a great honor to serve on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Athletic Club.

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Partner & Co-Chair, Business Transactions Practice Group, Spencer Fane LLP 1 North Brentwood Boulevard, Suite 1000, St. Louis, Missouri 63105 Spencer Fane is a 250+ attorney, full-service national law firm where I practice law, lead my practice group, and serve on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee J.D., cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law (2002) Graduate Courses in Public Policy Administration, University of Missouri at St. Louis (1998) B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, University of Missouri at St. Louis (1997) Lutheran High School South (1992) Joined MAC in 2011 Board Service: Governor (2016-19), Board Retreat Planning Committee (Chair, 2017), and Foundations’ Gala Planning Committee (Chair, 2016-17) Committee Service: Governance (Chair, 2017-2019), Planning (2016-2018), Membership (2014-2017), Finance (2015-2016), West Athletic Facilities Task Group (2017-18), Downtown Facilities Task Group (2015), and Campaign Committees (2012-2015) Supporter: Foundations’ Golf Classic, Women of Distinction Luncheon, Foundations’ Gala, President’s Ball, All-Star Program Participant: Fitness (both clubhouses) and basketball (leagues and weekly pick-up games) Proud parent of a Junior Tennis Program participant Member, Board of Directors, Christ Community Lutheran School (2012-2018) (including service as President (2015-17), Vice President (2013-15), Chair, Executive Director Search Committee (2013-14), and Chair, Administrative Structure Review Committee (2013) Member, Board of Directors, Lutheran Family and Children’s Services (2015-18) Member, Principal Search Committee, Lutheran High School South (2018) Past Member, Professionalism & Ethics Committee of Missouri Bar Editor-in-Chief, St. Louis University Law Journal (2001-02) My deep and unwavering loyalty to the MAC motivates me to humbly seek your support for my re-election to the Board of Governors. The MAC remains a daily pillar of the social, business, and fitness lives of each member of my family. I will continue to work towards elevating the Member experience at the MAC.


VOTING INFORMATION Balloting for the election of five (5) members to serve the regular term of three (3) years on the Board of Governors will take place in the clubhouses on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, 2019. You may cast your ballot electronically by logging into the MAC website any time after 8 a.m. on April 22 or in person, undisturbed on Wednesday, May 1 at the West Clubhouse from 6-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and at the Downtown Clubhouse in the Veterans Room on the fourth floor from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; on Thursday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Downtown Clubhouse (prior to the gauntlet hours). If you are not able to attend the election and wish to cast a paper ballot, you may do so by mail-in Absentee Ballot, which must be received at the Downtown Clubhouse no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019. However, to participate in the revelry with your fellow members, you’re invited to cast your ballot at the Downtown Clubhouse in the Art Lounge from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Only Resident, Fellowship, Emeritus Life and Associate members in good

standing and not in arrears are permitted to vote. Absentee ballot votes and paper ballot votes must be cast on the Official Ballot. No ballot will be counted that is marked with more or less than five names. The five candidates receiving the most votes will be elected. Don’t forget to sign and include the Yellow Card. The Washington Avenue entrance and the Lucas Street (back door) entrance will be open on Election Day. Visitors will be instructed to use the Lucas Street entrance. The Downtown Clubhouse will serve a complimentary buffet dinner on Election Day from 5-8 p.m. for all voting members in the following locations: Eads Room and the Missouri Room. Members’ spouses and guests must sign or pay for all meals on Election Day. The cost of the Election Day buffet is $40 inclusive for everyone other than voting MAC members. Election winners will be announced in the Missouri Room as soon as results become available.

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2019 CLUB ELECTION CALENDAR Absentee Ballots are Available Friday, April 12 Members who desire an absentee ballot should contact the Membership Department or call 314-539-4475 to obtain such a ballot. No absentee ballot will be counted unless it is received by a Club staff member at the Downtown Clubhouse no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Electronic Voting Opens Monday, April 22 Members may commence remote, electronic voting. This voting option remains available until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Silent Voting on Wednesday, May 1 Downtown Clubhouse – Veterans Room –10 a.m.-2 p.m. West Clubhouse – Pro Shop Corridor – 6-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Traditional Voting on Thursday, May 2 Downtown Clubhouse – Art Lounge – 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Gauntlet Opens 3-6 p.m. – Gauntlet reopens 7:30 p.m. – Voting results will be announced during the All-Member Election Day Party in the Missouri Room and Eads Room

Election Rooftop Happy Hour Thursday, April 25 F 5:30-8:30 p.m. F Downtown Clubhouse Rooftop F Event is Complimentary. All members are invited to mix and mingle with fellow members and Club election candidates while enjoying appetizers, drink specials and live entertainment. Feel free to invite spouses, a date or guests! 10 F Cherry Diamond F APR 2019


AMENDMENTS TO CLUB BYL AWS During its March 2019 meeting, the Board of Governors unanimously approved certain revisions to the Bylaws. Prior to the Board’s approval, the Governance Committee considered and commented upon those revisions. In accordance with the Club’s Bylaws, the Membership will be invited to ratify those amendments by an upcoming vote. The full text of the proposed amendments will be published on the Club website and otherwise made available at the front desk of both clubhouses in the coming weeks. Voting will occur electronically (although Members who desire a paper ballot may request one at either clubhouse).

Promote Your Business Year-Round in the MAC Member Directory Once again, the MAC will publish the annual member directory in July in lieu of the regular Cherry Diamond magazine. Connect your business to the best audience in St. Louis … fellow members! The annual MAC roster, featuring contact information for the Club’s membership, is very popular with advertisers since members refer to the publication throughout the year. The deadline for space reservations is May 31. To participate or for more information, contact Kelsey Sims at 314-539-4459 or ksims@mac-stl.org.

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Welcome N E W

MEMBERS FROM FEBRUARY!

Barreca, Christopher (Melissa) of Buckeye International was proposed by Mark Macellaio

Harris, Eric (Courtney) of United Fulfillment Solutions, Inc., was proposed by Robert Lawrence

Blanton, Shea of Adcraft, Inc. was proposed by Wendall Blanton

Jasper, Kristen (Shawn) of BJC St. Louis Children’s Hospital was proposed by Brian Davies

Calandro, Natalie of The Little Bit Foundation was proposed by Connor McCarthy Carswell, Matthew (Barbara) of FlanaganWhite Express, LLC was proposed by Joe Ambrose

Kimberling, Aubrey of Professional Installers Inc. was proposed by Steve Giacin Maurer, Nathan (Rachel) of The Maurer Group, LLC was proposed by Steve Giacin

McCabe, Martin, Jr. (Debbie) of BOS Bank was proposed by Connor McCarthy Meloche, Michelle of Saint Louis University Law School Weber, Ryan (Natalie) of Weber Industries was proposed by Angela Minges

LEADING Proposer

Troy Robertson holds the lead by proposing three new members so far this year.

KEVIN CANTWELL

Elected Next President of the MAC The Missouri Athletic Club’s 15-member Board of Governors met on Feb. 21 and elected Kevin Cantwell as the 104th President of the Club and named the four other officers for 2019-2020. Tracy Beckette will serve as first vice president, John Pennington as second vice president, Tim Malyszko as secretary, and Mark Brandom as treasurer. Cantwell joined the Missouri Athletic Club in 1993. He chairs the committees for the College Basketball Awards banquet and Foundations’ Gala. He is the Board representative for the Women’s Initiative Group and has been involved with the Nominating Committee, Sports Foundation, Mark Twain Society and basketball leagues. He is also a member of the MAC’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Cantwell is the President of Big River Communications. He also serves as a Commissioner on the St. Louis Regional Convention & Sports Complex Authority, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, and Board of Directors at CBC High School. He and the rest of the officers will begin a one-year term of service in May.

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From the marble dance floor, to the crystal chandeliers, to the dazzling smiles,

MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB WEDDINGS

Amenities for members and guests include: F Event space to accommodate up to 400 guests F Onsite catering for fine dining, wedding cakes, and more F More than 75 hotel rooms F Shuttle service F Complimentary garage parking

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WE ST CLUBH OUSE

Caters to Members' Needs

When I hold events for my business, the Missouri Athletic Club is always my first choice. I love hosting my classes, dinners or teas at the MAC’s West Clubhouse. The food is always on point, and the staff takes wonderful care of my guests. When I walk in and see familiar

Hosting a private event at the Missouri Athletic Club is about creating a personal experience that is memorable to guests for all the right reasons – ambiance, delicious food, quality drinks, exceptional service and attention to details. The MAC’s

West Clubhouse has multiple spaces that are ideal for hosting birthday, cocktail or holiday parties; reunions; business meetings; happy hours for business or pleasure; funeral luncheons; bridal or baby showers and more.

To view the new catering menu packets for the West Clubhouse, login to the MAC website, navigate to Social > Private Events > Catering Menus and click on “West Clubhouse Catering Packet.”

faces I know I will have a smooth event and my guests will love the experience.” — Melenie Broyles, Etiquette Saint Louis

The MAC’s West Clubhouse’s flawless catering has made my life easier for several years. I sponsor several outside groups for monthly luncheons and social hour gatherings at the MAC’s West Clubhouse. Each group is amazed by the staff, from the catering office to the kitchen to the service provided by our wait staff, and our ability to meet sometimes restricted budgets. Several groups have written complimentary letters to club management thanking the MAC for imaginative food and unmatched service. I am proud to offer our Club to community groups. — Judith Hanses

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WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Try Templeton Rye with Founder Keith Kerkoff

Cardinals Home Opener Celebration Channel your inner Fredbird and celebrate opening day on Thursday, April 4 with a special menu pre- or post-game at the Jack Buck Grille, which opens at 11 a.m. and begins serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. Also, the Sportsman’s Club will offer a Cardinalsinspired buffet starting at 11:30 a.m. Remember to park in the MAC garage and hop aboard the shuttle for a quick ride to and from Busch Stadium!

Stop by the Jack Buck Grille on April 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for a Templeton Rye whiskey tasting with Keith Kerkoff, founder of Templeton Rye and great-grandson of Al Capone.

Lenten Fish Specials The Downtown and West Clubhouses will each feature dining specials throughout Lent. The Jack Buck Grille at the Downtown Clubhouse offers an expanded seafood menu. Want to take dinner home? The Jack Buck Grille also offers a to-go special of blackened or panseared salmon or tilapia with slaw and toast for $12 per person every Friday until Easter. The West Clubhouse will serve a modified buffet on Fridays featuring more Lentfriendly foods such as mussels, hot smoked salmon and fried cod. The buffet will also offer many of the standard kid-friendly items such as grilled cheese and pizza. The buffet prices are $8.99 for kids and $24.99 for adults.

Tom Kelly Returns Singer Tom Kelly returns to the Jack Buck Grille on Saturday, April 27 to entertain diners from 7-10 p.m. Make a dining reservation and try an old favorite or a new menu item such as the Peppercorn Filet with sweet brandy cream, the Halibut Oscar, or the Sesame Grilled Salmon with ginger soy glaze.

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Survey Incites Action

Recent Capital Improvements Directly Correlate to Survey Results

In general, the primary comment I hear from members is that Phase One turned out better than they imagined; they expected big improvements, but the finished product blows them away,” said MAC Athletic Director Jeff Tuhro. “I have to remind them that this isn’t the final product. Phase Two is still to come, and everyone is very excited about that.” 16 F Cherry Diamond F APR 2019

In 2017, the Missouri Athletic Club surveyed its members, and in coordination with the Planning Committee, used the results to develop future plans and initiatives for the Club. Upon reviewing the results, it was immediately obvious that improvements to the fitness facilities at both clubhouses were a top priority. When asked in an open-ended question, “What is the single most glaring “deficiency” in the existing MAC facilities?” a few responses such as “Fitness facilities are incredibly overcrowded and antiquated. They are in desperate need of renovation,” seemed to summarize the feelings of many. Specific to the Downtown Clubhouse, one member commented that the “Downtown fitness facilities badly need an upgrade. Virtually unchanged in my 20 years at the Club.” After reviewing the survey results, the MAC’s Athletic Department staff worked with the Club’s maintenance team to address facility and equipment concerns. Within a few months, the Club’s maintenance team was hard at work converting the golf simulator room on 5M into a Functional Training Room to be used for personal training, group exercise classes, and other workouts. The renovated room featured all-new equipment, including TRX straps, a water rowing machine, free weights and a punching bag. Next, in response to comments such as “The 11th floor workout room is in very, very poor shape. While it gets used, it is not consistent with a Platinum Club of America facility,” the team tackled the judo room on the 11th floor of the Downtown Clubhouse and converted it into a Group Exercise Room. The MAC’s maintenance team gutted and rebuilt the roughly 2,200 square foot space with new paint, lighting, ventilation fans, HVAC, flooring, mirrors, sound system and fitness equipment. The equipment included free weights, a TRX system, water rowing machine, AstroTurf strip for weighted cardio exercises, a variety of punching bags, and more. The room is primarily used for group exercise classes and personal training sessions. Simultaneous to these projects, the Planning Committee worked with an architect and contractor to develop the two-phase fitness expansion and renovation project at the West Clubhouse to address comments such as “Fitness facility - outdated, small confined spaces, not enough equipment (free weights, mats, gliders, etc.) for all fitness areas. Not enough times offered for spin and yoga. Not enough space in the West Clubhouse free weight/lifting area. Everyone is on top of each other, and the equipment is dated.” and “West Clubhouse fitness facilities — the weight area is too small, and in general, the hallways and water area


are congested. Need to convert the championship racquetball court into world-class weights and cardio.” To address these concerns, during Phase One, the stadium racquetball court was removed to expand the existing weight room. The project included a full renovation and remodel of the walls, flooring, equipment and layout. For those who said, “I wish there was a separate room for yoga classes,” in the mezzanine above the weight room, the Club added a Mind and Body Studio designed specifically for yoga and barre classes. The Club also hired additional instructors and expanded its class offerings and times. Since these expanded and renovated facilities opened to members, the Club has seen an increase in facility usage, class participation and personal training and received a wealth of positive feedback. MAC Athletic Director Jeff Tuhro shared that 506 members checked into the new yoga and barre studio within the first month that it opened. After four months, the number of visitors reached 1,835 members. “We have really enjoyed seeing members back in the fitness facilities that we hadn’t seen awhile,” said Tuhro. Some members have shared with him that they have dropped their secondary memberships at local fitness centers or yoga studios and are now taking full advantage of the MAC’s facilities and programs. Providing the facilities and amenities that appeal to members to prevent them from going elsewhere was one goal of these renovation projects. Another one of the primary goals in completing these renovations was to move the needle so that the members who rated their experience and the MAC’s facilities as “good” would now rate it as “very good,” and the “very goods” would become “excellent.” “The positive feedback we have received makes me feel very confident that the majority of our members now view our fitness facilities as very good or excellent,” said Tuhro. One member noted on a comment card outside the new yoga and barre studio that “I have taken yoga and barre classes all over the U.S., and Paige is by far the best instructor I’ve ever had.” In reference to another instructor a member said, “Kathy is amazing; what a great addition to the staff! Well educated and very helpful.” These comments are consistent with feedback that Tuhro has received. “In general, the primary comment I hear from members is that Phase One turned out better than they imagined; they expected big improvements, but the finished product blows them away,” he said. “I have to remind them that this isn’t the final product. Phase Two is still to come, and everyone is very excited about that.” Next, the Club will address Phase Two of the West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project and renovate the Jack Buck Grille at the Downtown Clubhouse. Both of these projects are in the planning phase. If all goes according schedule, plans will be finalized by June; budgets will be set in July and August; and renovations will get underway in September. Phase Two designs will include improvements to the existing cardio and fitness class areas as well as adding specialty training rooms and a new spinning studio. During the Jack Buck Grille refresh, the existing footprint will remain the same, but the space will receive a good scrub, new furnishings and carpet. In addition to fitness facility renovations, the Club has also renovated overnight guest rooms, the men’s and women’s restrooms, and the indoor pool at the Downtown Clubhouse since the completion of the survey. These renovation projects are all part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the MAC offers the facilities and amenities that appeal to members with the goal of retaining happy and engaged members, attracting new members, and maintaining the Club’s designation as a Platinum Club of America. WEST AND DOWNTOWN WEIGHT ROOMS PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY; WEST YOGA/BARRE STUDIO PHOTO CREDIT: EMILY ROSE STUDIOS. Cherry Diamond F APR 2019 F 17


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WOMEN’S WELLNESS WEEK Highlights Offerings for Female Members MAY 6-10 PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY

To express gratitude for its female members, the Club offers a female-focused week of fitness classes, personal training sessions, healthy treats, and a happy hour in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. This week is spearheaded by the MAC’s Women’s Initiative Group. Kickoff the week with happy hour. Get to know other Club women, and hear how they are planning to participate throughout the week. Then, spend the week trying out different aspects of the newly renovated fitness facilities. For participating, female members and spouses can mark a space on their Women’s Wellness Week “bingo” card. Anyone who gets “bingo” will receive a complimentary glass of house wine and be entered for a chance to win a head-to-toe yoga outfit. Look for the “bingo” card in the May issue of the Cherry Diamond and in the fitness centers at both clubhouses. Grab a girlfriend or family member and join the MAC for Women’s Wellness Week. Register for classes online.

The Club has so many fantastic options for women’s wellness – fitness classes, weight room equipment, racket sports, personal trainers, and massage therapists to name a few. The wellness features are my

favorite benefits of being a MAC member! I hope that MAC women will take an opportunity during Women’s Wellness Week to try something new and to invite friends to enjoy the Club, too.

— Jen Pawlitz, Women’s Wellness Week Co-Chair

PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN PALMER PHOTOGRAPHY

WOMEN’S WELLNESS WEEK SCHEDULE Monday: Ladies’ Happy Hour in the 1903 bar – 5 p.m. (West Clubhouse) Tuesday: Weight Room 101 – 1:30 p.m. (West Clubhouse) Wednesday: Complimentary yoga/ barre classes (West Clubhouse)* Thursday: 5M 101 – 5:30 p.m. (Downtown Clubhouse) Friday: Try something new! (either clubhouse) *On Wednesday, complimentary juice and protein balls available after class

The MAC provides such a great culture for all of us to enjoy! Women have a unique perspective and

different ways they like to be involved in and experience the Club. Women’s Wellness Week is a fun way for the women of the MAC to be celebrated and appreciated!

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TRY A NEW CLASS THIS SPRING $7 PER CLASS F $49 PER MONTH PER FAMILY CAP F REGISTER ONLINE MEET UP FOR MAT PILATES

Members will work their backs, legs, and arms by using exercises that will help lengthen their muscles as they strengthen. All exercises are done on the mat. With this class, instructors help participants improve core strength, flexibility, coordination and muscle control. Downtown Clubhouse F 7th Floor Aerobics Room Wednesdays at noon with Jeanna Jackson West Clubhouse F Mind and Body Studio Fridays at 7:15 a.m. with Christi Gleason

POWER THROUGH POWER FLOW YOGA

BOND OVER MOMMY AND ME YOGA

Downtown Clubhouse F 7th Floor Aerobics Room Mondays at 12:15 p.m. with Beth Pennington Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. with Susan Tramelli

West Clubhouse F Mind and Body Studio Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. with Beth Pennington

This energetic and challenging Vinyasa class links movements and breathing to build strength, stamina, and flexibility based on Baptiste Power Yoga Sequence, Journey into Power. The blend of sweat and spirit in each class will empower participants to find their edge and grow beyond what was thought possible.

This open-level yoga class provides the opportunity for adults (moms and dads) to stretch stiff bodies while helping their children ages three and under boost physical strength and skills. Through play, poses, and exploration of movement, parents or grandparents can bond with their little ones in a fun, safe environment. One adult to child ratio.

Top-Notch Training

In addition to the many fitness classes, the MAC offers private and group training sessions to help members reach their fitness goals. This month, the Cherry Diamond highlights Chris Lueken, a personal trainer at the West Clubhouse. Since joining the team this past January, this Level Two trainer has shown himself to be a valuable team member who is always willing to help members seeking his advice. Lueken brings more than 12 years of experience in the fitness field, specializing in sports performance, general fitness, total body conditioning and strength training. Book a personal training session online under Training > Book a Trainer > Schedule a Session.

The St. Austin School

Open House Sunday, April 7 2:00 pm 1809 Des Peres Rd (314) 580-2802 For more info and to register, visit

www.SaintAustinSchool.org/open-house

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SWIM AND DIVE Swimmers of the Month

SWIM – WEST CLUBHOUSE Please visit the team site www.penguins. swimtopia.com for more detailed information and for registration.

PENGUIN SWIM TEAM

The MAC Swim Team is a fun, yet competitive, team for children ages 5-18. Practice is offered five days a week and weekly meets are held on Monday nights.

PUFFIN SWIM TEAM

The Puffin Pre-team is for younger swimmers (ages three to five) who cannot yet swim the full length of the pool. The six-week Puffin Pre-team season offers practice two or three days a week and starts on Tuesday, June 4.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Open enrollment begins on April 1 and ends on May 20 for ages 12 and under and on June 11 for ages 13 and over. The season begins on Thursday, May 30.

SWIM TEAM MEET DATES

May 29 – Meet and Greet May 30 – First day of practice June 3 – Penguin meet; time trials June 4 – First day of Puffins June 10 – Home swim meet June 17 – Home swim meet June 24 – Away swim meet July 1 – Away swim meet July 8 – Home swim meet July 12 – Away conference 11 and up July 13 – Away conference 10 and under July 15 – Swim banquet

DIVE – WEST CLUBHOUSE DIVE TEAM

Register children ages 5-18 for the MAC’s Dive Team. Practices are Monday-Friday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Meets occur on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 a.m. There are typically three to four dive meets and one dive conference.

SWIM – DOWNTOWN SWIM TEAM SPRING WARM-UP

Led by head swim coach Lauren Fonseca and assistant swim coaches for ages six and up. F April 13-May 18 F Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:15 a.m. F $60 per person for six-week session F Login to the MAC’s website to register.

LEARN-TO-SWIM CLINIC

Led by head swim coach Lauren Fonseca and assistant swim coaches for ages four to five. F April 13-May 18 F Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:15 a.m. F $60 per person for six-week session F Login to the MAC’s website to register.

Throughout 2018, MAC swimmers logged hundreds of miles at the Downtown Clubhouse pool. The “Swimmers of the Month” were recognized for having the most miles logged for each month, as well as the “Swimmer of the Year” for having the most miles logged for the entire year. This honor was given to Ed Gilkerson, who logged in at 173 miles. Swimmers who may not achieve the above can also be recognized as an “Honorary Swimmer of the Year” for swimming 20+ days per month. Members can track their laps/ miles by filling out a swimming record card on the pool deck at the Downtown Clubs. Winners are awarded based on these record cards. Jan – Dale Ross, 41 miles Feb – Tom Hilton, 29.3 miles Mar – Dave Nester, 26.5 miles Apr – Ed Holderle, 24.1 miles May – Rick Lodewyck, 20 miles Jun – Swimmer is no longer a member Jul – Mark Levison, 19 miles Aug – Ed Gilkerson, 17 miles Sept – Paul Passanise, 2 miles (pool was closed for renovation most of the month) Oct – Tom Cohen, 14.5 miles Nov – Mary Boyle, 17.8 miles Dec – Pat Boyle, 22 miles

Honorary Swimmers

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

With these programs, the MAC’s youth have opportunities to learn a new sport or perfect their skills and techniques. For the most detailed and updated information, login to the MAC website and register by going to Athletics > Youth Programs > Camps page.

SUMMER SUMMER CAMP MAC

Runs for 12 weeks, May 28 -Aug. 16 for grades K-6 (no camp on July 4); you pick the weeks! F Full Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (includes lunch) F Half Day: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Members: F Full Day: $190 per child per week (includes lunch) F Early Bird special: $180 per week (before April 1) F Half Day: $110 per child per week ($7 optional lunch) Guests: F Full Day: $250 per child per week (includes lunch) F Half Day: $145 per child per week ($7 optional lunch)

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP MAC

Runs every other week for six weeks (must be fully potty trained). F May 28, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22 and Aug. 5 F 9 a.m.-noon F $155 per child per week (optional $7 lunch), members only F Early Bird Special: $145 per child per week (before April 1)

SPECIALTY SPORTS CAMPS YOGA

Instructor Bethany Bogosian will lead children ages 4-8 in interactive yoga practice through stories, crafts, dancing and games. F June 10-14 F July 29-Aug 2 F 1-4 p.m. F Members $130; Guests $160

LACROSSE

Coach Giovanni Najarro of Arch Lacrosse will teach the fundamentals of the game, including catching, throwing, fielding and communication. Regulation stick required. F July 8-12 F 9 a.m.-noon F Members $155; Guests $175

BASKETBALL

Coach Justin Taylor will lead a weeklong basketball camp focused on ball handling, shooting, rules of the game, and scrimmage. F July 22-26 F Grades 1-3: 9 a.m.-noon F Grades 4-8: 1-4 p.m. F Members $130; Guests $160 22 F Cherry Diamond F APR 2019

SPECIALTY CAMPS AMERICAN GIRL CAMP

Bring your American Girl doll for a week of girls-only fun. F July 22-26 F 1-4 p.m. F Members $130; Guests $160

LITTLE VETERINARIAN SCHOOL

Children will role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians during this weeklong camp. F June 17-21 F 9 a.m.-noon F Members $200; Guests $225

BRICKS 4 KIDZ - MINECRAFT

Enjoy a week of building Minecraft characters with LEGO bricks, amateur LEGO robotic motorized builds, and playing the real Minecraft computer game. F June 24-28 F 1-4 p.m. F Members $130; Guests $160

ART CAMP

The MAC’s Foundation for the Arts is sponsoring an art camp to help children channel their inner artist! F July 15-19 F Grades K-3: 9 a.m.-noon F Grades 4-8: 1-4 p.m. F Members $130; Guests $160

For all camps, weekly rate will not be pro-rated. Walk-in fee is $25 per week, and walk-ins will not be admitted if there is a wait list or if camp is at limit. No-show fee is $25.

FIELD TRIP CAMPS Members only Back by popular demand, three weeks of field trip camps will be available this summer for members only! The MAC shuttle will transport children ages 6-12 from the West Clubhouse to various locations around the St. Louis area daily. F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. F $350

ADVENTURE CAMP

Daily trips to local animal exhibits, adventures through nature, and cave exploration. F July 8-12

WET & WILD

This week, children will visit area water parks, playgrounds, splash pads, and ice cream/snow cone destinations. F July 29-Aug. 2

EXPLORE STL

This week, children will explore fun St. Louis landmarks, including Busch Stadium by attending a St. Louis Cardinals day game! F June 17-21

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM The MAC’s Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is for youth between the ages of 12-15. The program is for those interested in gaining experience working with children and possibly looking forward to camp employment opportunities in the future. Download the application from Athletics > Youth Programs > Camps and, once complete, submit it to jholdmeier@mac-stl.org. F $179 per child per week


TENNIS

Prepare to Volley

U PCOM I NG J R . TEN N IS S ES S IO NS

Tennis Tip by Scott Stutz

Preparation is very important with any shot in tennis, especially the volley! 1. Ready position: Position feet roughly a shoulder and a half apart facing the opponent with flexed knees. F This position is the most utilized starting posture in all sports! F Set the racquet in front at a 45-degree angle with arms forward.

JR. TENNIS SESSION FIVE

JR. TENNIS SUMMER CAMP

April 12-May 23 Sign up for session five of junior tennis to gear up for the summer season that’s right around the corner! For more information and to register, login to the MAC website and navigate to the Junior Tennis page.

June 3-Aug. 16 Kids have an opportunity to learn tennis or hone their skills during the summer with excellent instruction from the MAC’s tennis pros. For more information and to register, login to the MAC website and navigate to the Junior Tennis page.

Tim Van Rhein Makes Tennis His Workout In 2000, Tim Van Rhein joined the MAC to play basketball, but got the tennis “bug” right away. Tim got into tennis at the MAC through the USTA avenue. He started at a 3.5 rating and currently has a 4.5 rating. Tim is also a two-time Men’s Singles Club Champion. He is joined by his wife Jess and two daughters who all play regularly at the MAC through USTA and clinics at the MAC. Recently, Tim has made an effort to practice regularly and has leveraged his limited time by hitting with MAC tennis pro Scott Stutz. “I like the flexible schedule and can get a fantastic workout in an hour,” said Tim. “I'm trying to develop consistency to hang with the younger players I encounter during match play. I enjoy being pushed and have noticed definite improvements in my game, especially the backhand.” Diamond ad #2a N_Layout 1 9/12/18 AM and Pagean 7 integral part of their Cherry Tennis has been great game for Tim’s8:52 family membership at the Club.

2. Grip: The type of hold on the racquet is known as a continental grip or hammer grip. 3. Contact point: The meeting between the racket face and the ball will happen in front of you, and you will have a good look at the shot. 4. Receiving: Once in the ready position, you are ready to receive the ball. Traditional volleys are hit with almost no backswing. Whether the forehand or backhand, the racquet will "set" to one side or the other without a big shoulder or trunk turn. If time allows, a step forward will happen next, and you will meet the ball as if saying "stop.” This step is crucial! If the legs are not used, players tend to reach and swing at the ball, which is a big no-no. The feeling of using just the forearm will be present. 5. Follow-through: There is a minimal follow-through for this shot since there is not much of a swing. After contact, your racquet will extend forward in a jab-like motion and then return to the ready position to prepare for another shot. Follow these steps, and prepare to volley!

REAL LIFE SOLUTIONS:

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Golf Season Kickoff: MASTERS AT THE MAC Featuring Jay Randolph, Sr., Jay Randolph, Jr. and Ozzie Smith

GOLF GALORE! JOIN THE MAC GOLF CLUB FOR THE 2019 SEASON The Golf Club brings together members who enjoy playing golf on a regular basis for league play, tournaments, outings and special events. Members receive GHIN (Golf Handicap and Information Network) registration, prizes, league specials and $25 off the first round of the Club Championships. Annual dues are $75. League events start between 12-1:30 p.m. Golf Club members will be notified of event details two weeks prior to each event. Continued League play every other Thursday depending on weather.

For more information about the MAC Golf Club, contact: Chair Tim Powers at 314-922-8958 or trpowers7@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 24 5:30 p.m. Downtown Clubhouse

To sign up for the MAC Golf Club, contact:

Register online or call 314-539-4402. Event is complimentary.

APRIL F Wednesday, April 24 Golf Season Kickoff: Masters at the MAC 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Clubhouse

Join the MAC’s Golf Club and the KTRS 550 AM to kick off the 2019 golf season with a reception and presentation featuring golf greats Jay Randolph Sr. and Jay Randolph Jr. Tom Ackerman will emcee the presentation. Jay Randolph Sr. has been a personality on the St. Louis airwaves for nearly half a century and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He served as sports director for KSDK for 21 years and went on to broadcast PGA/LPGA golf for NBC sports. For more than 20 years, Jay Randolph Jr. has been a sports radio broadcaster on KTRS 550. According to KTRS, during that time, he has covered 24 major golf championships along with a number of other high-profile sporting evening. Before becoming a radio personality, he played golf in high school and college with the goal of becoming a professional golfer until he changed career goals and paths, and now talks all things golf instead of playing. During the program, the MAC Sports Foundation will present Ozzie Smith with a check for his charitable foundation, PGA Reach. The mission of PGA Reach is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA professionals, PGA sections and the game of golf. 24 F Cherry Diamond F APR 2019

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2019 GOLF CLUB LEAGUE CALENDAR JULY F Thursday, July 25 MAC Ryder Cup 1:30 p.m. at Glen Echo Country Club

F NEWLY ADDED EVENT! Friday, April 5 MAC Golf Club Day at Topgolf 2-4 p.m. at Topgolf St. Louis

AUGUST F Thursday, August 15 – 7:15 a.m. at Dalhousie Golf Club F Monday, August 26 MAC Foundations’ Golf Tournament Glen Echo Country Club

MAY F Thursday, May 23 Birds and Bogies 9:30 a.m. at Strathalbyn and Glen Echo Country Club

SEPTEMBER F Thursday, September 12 MAC Golf Club Championship 1 p.m. at Glen Echo Country Club F Thursday, September 26 – TBD

JUNE F Wednesday, June 5 – 11 a.m. at Old Warson F Thursday, June 20 – 1 p.m. at Glen Echo Country Club

OCTOBER F Thursday, October 10 – 1 p.m. at St. Clair Country Club F Thursday, October 24 – 1 p.m. at Glen Echo Country Club

HIT THE LINKS The MAC does not limit members’ golf experience to a single course. The Club provides local and national golf options in a variety of ways such as through ClubCorp and reciprocal clubs. Members receive special guest privileges at six golf clubs. Guest privileges are automatically included for Diamond Club members. A La Carte members should contact the Membership Department to activate seasonal privileges. All charges are billed back to the member’s account.

Login to the MAC, and navigate to Athletics > Golf > Reciprocal Golf Program for more information about the following courses: F Dalhousie Golf Club – Cape Girardeau, Mo. F Glen Echo Country Club – Normandy, Mo. F The Legends Golf Club – Eureka, Mo. F Panther Creek Country Club – Springfield, Ill. F St. Clair Country Club – Belleville, Ill. F Sunset Hills Country Club – Edwardsville, Ill.


For members interested in golf, the MAC offers a plethora of options to enjoy the sport in fun and convenient ways.

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Enjoy full membership benefits at two legendary clubs and three clubhouses As part of the MAC’s Glen Echo Country Club full membership program, Missouri Athletic Club members will receive unlimited rounds of golf, utilization of the pool and clubhouse facilities, invitation to events, and an assigned locker for only an additional $295 per month. Contact Rodney Stoyer for complete program details and to enroll. 314-539-4471 F rstoyer@mac-stl.org

MAC trainer Paul Helfrich can help members attain their golf fitness goals with his new certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. With this certification, he can help break down the mechanics of a golf swing; develop proper exercises to increase club speed, driving distance and flexibility; and decrease fatigue and risk of injuries during a round. Book a personal training session online under Training > Book a Trainer > Schedule a Session.

EASTER HOURS The MAC’s Downtown Athletic Department will be closed on Sunday, April 21 in observance of Easter. It will reopen the following day with regular hours.

Enroll Now in Spring and Summer Golf Programs & Lessons For the most up-to-date information, login to the MAC website and navigate to Athletics > Golf > Lessons. You will be redirected to a webpage specifically designed by St. Louis Golf Lessons for MAC members. From this page, learn about upcoming programs for MAC adults and youth and enroll. GOLF SUMMER CAMP St. Louis Golf Lessons’ owner Maria Palozola will conduct a junior summer camp that covers all aspects of golf for all skill levels June 25-29 and Aug. 6-10 from 9-11 a.m. PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The MAC will field two teams in the PGA Junior League again this year. PGA Junior League is a fun, social league for kids ages 7-13 to learn the game of golf from LPGA and PGA professionals.

Participants play on scramble teams with friends and wear numbered jerseys. They will play approximately three home and three away matches against other teams. Team members rotate in and out of their group through the nine holes. Depending on the number of players on the team at each particular match children may play three holes or even nine holes. The league will have six practices, but note that this is a social play program, not an instruction program. Practices are held on Fridays and matches are typically late on Saturdays and Sundays. Cherry Diamond F APR 2019 F 25


MAC to Honor College Basketball’s Best The USBWA College Basketball Awards – April 15 Sponsored by: Tom Lange Company Every spring, with the changing of the seasons, you can count on March Madness to spread across the country as an estimated 40 million Americans fill out NCAA Tournament brackets. Workplace productivity is down during this period as college basketball fans turn their attention to hopefully watch a big upset or buzzer beater. This year, March Madness is spreading into the following month as the NCAA championship game will be played on April 8. Just one week later, the eyes of the college basketball world will focus on the Missouri Athletic Club, where the top coach and players from the 2018-19 season will be honored at the U.S. Basketball Writers Awards Dinner, sponsored by Tom Lange Company.

The banquet will feature the presentation of the Oscar Robertson Men’s Player of the Year, Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year, Henry Iba Coach of the Year and Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s Player of the Year. The voice of the Mizzou Tigers, Mike Kelly, will return as the banquet’s emcee. A Q&A with the honorees led by KMOX’s Tom Ackerman will be held during the sponsor’s VIP reception. The MAC is following up a successful debut banquet last year with another sold-out crowd. For those unable to secure a seat, the awards banquet will be live streamed at www.mac-stl.org/awards/college-basketball on April 15 at 8 p.m.

ABOVE FROM LEFT: THE OSCAR ROBINSON TROPHY IS GIVEN TO THE 2019 MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR; MIKE KELLY WILL EMCEE THE USBWA AWARDS BANQUET.

SUM M E R B A SK E TB A L L L E AGU E Register online for the summer basketball league beginning April 15 until May 20. Play begins the week of June 3. Open league play occurs at the Downtown Clubhouse on Tuesday evenings. The cost is $70 per person. Contact Scott Mattingly at smattingly@mac-stl.org for more information. 26 F Cherry Diamond F APR 2019


GOOD FELLOWSHIP DAY PHOTO CREDIT: LINDSAY BLUM PHOTOGRAPHY

ROWING EVENT WINNER 50-59 – Rob Wunderlich: 1:32.7 seconds (500m) best 500-meter time of the day THREE POINT CONTEST WINNER Richard Joyce won by making 8 out of 10 shots.

On Feb. 23, members gathered at the Downtown Clubhouse to celebrate camaraderie and competition at the annual Good Fellowship Day. Various fitness classes such as yoga and spinning were offered as well as athletic competitions and a complimentary buffet lunch.

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BENCH PRESS EVENT WINNERS 163 lb. weight class – Dan Tlapek: 235 lbs. (1.587%) best relative strength of the day 183 lb. weight class – Andrew Carter: 255 lbs. (1.363%) best max lift of the day 50-59 age group – Scott Engelbrecht: 250 lbs. (1.282%)

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BOXING NIGHT PACKS A PUNCH The much-anticipated Boxing Championship took place on Feb. 28. The evening commenced with cocktails and cigars followed by dinner. More than 350 members packed the Missouri Ballroom for this unforgettable evening.

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ANNOUNCING THE 2019

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION HONOREES Attend the luncheon on Friday, April 12 at 11:15 a.m. F $50 per person F Make reservations online or call 314-539-4470. ADRIAN BRACY, MBA, CPA Adrian Bracy joined YWCA Metro St. Louis as chief executive officer in 2009, leaving behind decades in the National Football League to follow her passion: helping women and girls. In this position, Bracy supervises a staff of more than 300. She contributes to the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by overseeing programs such as Head Start, Crisis Intervention and Survivor Support, Permanent Supportive Housing, Women's Economic Stability Partnership, Racial Justice, and Teen Leadership. In addition to her position at YWCA STL, Bracy serves as the secretary of the National Association of YMCA Executives and is a part of the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force. As the former chief financial officer for the St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, Bracy was, at the time, one of the few women to hold the top accounting and finance post within the NFL and the only AfricanAmerican female CFO in the league. LISA CLARK St. Louis native Lisa Clark has a passion for teaching, mentoring, and advocating for others. As an educator, Clark has taught on both a professional and volunteer basis. Over the past 11 years, she has worked for Concordia Publishing House, a local company celebrating 150 years. Her current role is to oversee all curriculum. As a mentor, Clark’s passion for equipping others occurs in her management roles and as a volunteer. As an advocate, Clark has a heart for the voiceless, including refugee families. In addition to organized ways to serve, Clark’s volunteer work is a way of life as she serves as a liaison for others and visits the marginalized as friends, actively combating hegemony at a personal level. ABBY HOLLANDER, MD Abby Hollander, MD, Professor of Pediatrics-Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Washington University School of Medicine is a board30 F Cherry Diamond F APR 2019

certified pediatric endocrinologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, completed her pediatric residency at Northwestern University/ Children’s Memorial Hospital and pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at Washington University. Dr. Hollander has a long tenure with the American Diabetes Association EDI Camp, the Ed and Gloria Hirsch Camp for Children with Diabetes, serving as a camp physician since 1990 and medical director since 2001. She also co-authored a twelve-module course in diabetes management. She is passionate about optimizing diabetes care in the camp setting. ANN MARR Ann Cuiellette Marr is Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources and a member of the Executive Team for World Wide Technology, Inc. In her role, she oversees all global human resources functions and manages the company’s Corporate Development Program. Marr successfully spearheaded the company’s submission for the 100 Best Companies to Work For and founded the WWT Women’s Leadership Forum. President of the WWT Charitable Foundation, Marr actively participates in the St. Louis community–serving on the board of directors for World Wide Technology and Rose International Company, the Board of Trustees for Maryville University, the St. Louis Regional Chamber Association, Charmaine Chapman Society, the St. Louis Police Foundation and the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. She also co-chaired the United Way of Greater St. Louis and authored a New Orleans-style cookbook, Classic Creole: A Celebration of Food & Family. KATRINA PON, CPA Katrina Pon is the Director of Risk Management at McCarthy Holdings where she manages insurance for all national projects. In addition to her role at McCarthy Holdings, she teaches as an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Fontbonne University.

When she is not in the office or teaching, Pon pursues many athletic endeavors including ballet and yoga and has completed nine full Ironman competitions, 20 half Ironman competitions, and eight marathons. She is on the board of Go! St. Louis and acts as the Treasurer for many nonprofit organizations including Trailnet, U.S. Masters Swimming, Dance St. Louis, and Collective Motion. She volunteers for many other charities including Pedal the Cause, St. Patrick’s Center and the St. Louis Tax Assistance Program. KATIE RHOADES After surviving her own experience with sex trafficking, Katie Rhoades, MSW, founded Healing Action, a St. Louis Based non-profit, which assists adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. She holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University and has spent 14 years working in the mental health field. She sits on the Missouri Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force as well as several other organizations against trafficking. She has written publications for the Missouri Bar Association and is viewed as an expert and leader in the anti-trafficking movement. KATIE CASTREE “Rising Star” has been a fitting description for Katie Castree long before she began leaving her professional and philanthropic imprint on the St. Louis area. As high school valedictorian, Bronze Tablets member (top three percent of graduating class) at University of Illinois and 4.0 GPA student in her Master of Health Administration program at Saint Louis University, Castree’s star has continued to rise. Currently, Castree holds the position of Operations Excellence Manager at Accumen Inc., managing process improvement projects and creating a culture of improvement at Missouri client hospitals. She makes her mark locally and nationally at ASQ, volunteering her time and presenting at numerous conferences.


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A special event celebrating St. Louis history featuring local authors and historians Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Missouri Athletic Club 405 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102 Admission is $10 per person Visit http://news.stlpublicradio.org for reservations

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What’s the best way to learn about a city? Listen to its stories! Experience St. Louis in a truly unique and authentic way at STL Storytelling Live, a live storytelling event featuring local authors. The stories presented will range from colorful and quirky to heartwarming and poignant. Storytellers will combine personal experience with favorite St. Louis topics like nostalgia, sports, historical happenings, and special places. Longtime St. Louis radio personality and prolific travel writer Bill Clevlen (100 Things to Do in America Before You Die) will moderate the event program and participate alongside other local authors including: • Cameron Collins, blogger and creator of distilledhistory.com (Lost Treasures of St. Louis) • Amanda Doyle, guidebook and children’s author (To the Top: The Story of the Gateway Arch) • Calvin Riley, founder and director of the George B. Vashon African American History Museum • Carol Shepley, St. Louis historian and guide (St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline) • Ed Wheatley, baseball historian and curator (St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team)

Books and other items by the storytellers will be available for sale before and after the event, with a portion of proceeds going to children’s charities supported by the Missouri Athletic Club. Participating charities include Books for STL Kids, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, and Midtown Community Services. After the program, storytellers will greet attendees and autograph items purchased at the event. STL Storytelling Live is sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio, the Missouri Athletic Club and Reedy Press.

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>> clubs within the club

Apollos Take a Page Out of the American Songbook

Be in Tune With the "St. Louis Sound" at the MAC’s Forever Young Club From the French fiddlers of fur trading times to today's rock and hip hop icons, St. Louis is a town rich in musical history. For the first time, all that history is gathered together in one place — the new book St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline, written by local authors Steve Pick and Amanda E. Doyle. They cover classical, jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, country, hip hop and more. Join the fun with the Forever Young Club at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19 at the West Clubhouse.

Business Development Group Happy Hour The Missouri Athletic Club’s Business Development Group will hold their quarterly happy hour at the 1903 bar at MAC’s West Clubhouse on Thursday, April 18 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Join the BDG for drinks and good conversation with other business professionals. No reservations required.

The Military History Club Hosts Two Events in April The inaugural Military History Club Movie Night takes place on Tuesday, April 2. Members will gather at the West Clubhouse at 6 p.m. for dinner and a viewing of The Longest Day in the company of other interested viewers. Later this month, the MHC welcomes Miller Boyd of Whitfield School to speak on patterns of black enlistment in Civil War Missouri. It will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Veterans Room at the Downtown Clubhouse.

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Join the Missouri Athletic Club’s Apollos at their annual spring concert. This year, they will feature standards from great composers such as Moon River, Come Fly With Me, I’ll Be Seeing You, Blue Skies and many more.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 6 p.m. – Cocktails 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Program 9 p.m. – Afterglow Downtown Clubhouse $38.50 per person plus gratuity Register to attend online.


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The Mark Twain Society celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early with their annual Irish Whiskey Tasting on Wednesday, March 13. The Sportsman’s Club was transformed into an Irish pub as members enjoyed whiskey, hors d’oeuvres, cigars and camaraderie. The various whiskeys sampled during the night included Jameson 18 Blend, Redbreast, Tullamore Dew and several other favorites from the Emerald Isle.

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Meetings The MAC offers a variety of Clubs Within the Club to bring together members with common interests.

TOP ROW: JIM MERENDA AND TERRY HAMMER ENJOYED GOOD CONVERSATION OVER BEER AND CIGARS; A LARGE SELECTION OF WHISKEYS WERE AVAILABLE FOR SAMPLING. BOTTOM ROW: DISTILLER KEYAN STILL SHARED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF WHISKEY WITH DOUG AND BETH RUSSELL; TERRY HAMMER, BOB DUNN, TOM DUNN AND JIM MERENDA CELEBRATED FRIENDSHIP AT THE IRISH WHISKEY TASTING.

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 Dance Club Tuesday at 6:45 p.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

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Start the spring season off on the right foot. Shoe shines and repairs, as well as most leather repair work for bags, jackets, etc., are offered and completed in-house by MAC staff. Services include weatherproofing, suede cleaning, dye and refinishing, sole and heel work, heel caps (ladies' heels) and more! Shoes and other items in need of repair may be dropped off at the Downtown Athletic Desk or at the West Clubhouse Pro Shop to be serviced downtown. Call 314-539-4482 with any shoe and leather questions.

Have friends or family coming into town for Cardinals games this season but not enough room to house them? Book overnight rooms at the Downtown Clubhouse and make a weekend out of it! Located within walking distance of Busch Stadium and other St. Louis landmarks, the MAC is the perfect place to stay. Plus, Fredbird approves!

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>> mac past

A M ER IC A N L EGION

Celebrates its 100th Anniversary HAPPY

Summer! 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 members and introduce friends and colleagues to the Club. No reservations are required.

Downtown West (Poolside) In 1919,Wednesday, the Missouri June Athletic Clubhouse was14 25 Club’s Downtown Saturday, June among aWednesday, few buildingsJuly to host 23 the second organizational Saturday, caucus July 12for a Saturday, 23 Aug. 14after World War I. The group ofThursday, patriotic veterans goal of Aug. this caucus 1:30-4:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m.

was to establish an organization to help lift the troops’ spirits after the violence they had experienced during the war. That organization is the American Legion. It was in St. Louis that they officially adopted and approved their preamble and constitution as well as adopted their name, which occurred at the MAC. Although Theodore Roosevelt had originally led the organization in the early stages of its development, this group of more than 1,000 officers elected their first official permanent chairman while at the MAC. Today, the American Legion recognizes St. Louis as its birthplace and is home to several Posts, including one that has been hosted at the MAC since the early 1970s. The American Legion will commemorate the 100th anniversary of their founding in St. Louis at Soldier’s Memorial downtown on May 9. The Missouri Athletic Club will host a formal celebration and luncheon in the Grand Ballroom the following day. Missouri Athletic Club members, American Legion members and all veterans are invited to attend. Tickets for the luncheon cost $35. Contact Ray Bueneman at 314-839-9752 for more information or to register.

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FROM LEFT: MALCOLM AND JUDY SWEET, GERRY AND SANDRA ORTBALS, AND TRACY AND CATHY BECKETTE CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE JACK BUCK GRILLE; PRESIDENT KEITH PHOENIX HOSTS A PRESIDENT’S BREAKFAST WITH FORMER MAC PRESIDENTS; MEMBERS POSE FOR A QUICK PHOTO ON THE MAC’S FLOAT AT THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE.

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