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A special event celebrating St. Louis history featuring local authors and historians Thursday, August 29 at 7 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) Missouri Athletic Club 405 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102 Admission is $10 per person Call 314-539-4443 or email email@example.com for reservations
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.
Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 AUGUST 2019 Cherry Diamond STAFF Publisher – Kevin Cantwell Director of Communications – Jim Wilson Content Marketing Manager/Managing Editor – Robyn Dexter Communications Coordinator – Kelsey Sims Design – Lilyann Rice General Manager – Wallace L. Smith To advertise, contact Kelsey Sims at 314-539-4459 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cherry Diamond Vol. 113/No. 8 (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 Kevin Cantwell – President Tracy Beckette – Vice President John Pennington – Second Vice President Tim Malyszko – Secretary Mark Brandom – Treasurer Class of 2020 Tracy Beckette, Mark Brandom, Kevin Cantwell, Tim Malyszko, John Pennington Class of 2021 Gene Frederic III, Daniel Lett, Cheri McLaughlin Jeffery Moore, Nat Walsh Class of 2022 Julie Ahrling, Matt Gross, Angie Minges, Duke Niedringhaus, Aaron Pawltiz
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KIDS ENJOYED THE 2018 POOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER EVENT. THE EVENT WILL RETURN TO THE WEST CLUBHOUSE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 31.
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7 Third Quarter Financial Report 10 Bleeding Blue in the Lou 10 50-Year Member Dinner
11 High School All-Star Soccer 14 Summer Spotlight 16 Foundations’ Month 24 Education Highlight
2 Upcoming Events 4 President’s Column 6 General Manager’s Column 8 Membership 18 Athletics
22 Wellness 28 Clubs Within the Club 30 Around the Club 31 MAC Past 33 Snapshots
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The increase in dues-paying members from last year. The number of new members from May and June. The number of years since what is now known as the Jack Buck Grille first opened. New Director of Squash Alex Ingham’s career-high ranking. The amount the MAC’s Sports Foundation donated to the Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 1
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Taste and Tour (WE) THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 Introduce a friend, relative or coworker to membership at the MAC. This event provides attendees with opportunities to meet the staff and learn about the Club, explore the Club’s partnership with Glen Echo Country Club, enjoy a complimentary drink and appetizer and tour the West Clubhouse. 5:30-7 p.m. Event is complimentary. Register online or call 314-539-4471.
Boat Regatta and Dive-In Movie (WE) FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Enter the third annual MAC Boat Regatta. Create a cardboard boat and compete. The most original design will win a prize. Then, bring the family for a movie day at the pool! Snack on complimentary popcorn and soda or feast on an optional dinner by signature for $20 per person. 6:30 p.m. – Boat Race Registration 7 p.m. – Boat Race (Cardboard) Dusk – Movie begins $15 per boat
Foundations’ Golf Tournament MONDAY, AUGUST 26 Support the MAC foundations and attend the post-tournament dinner and auction at Glen Echo Country Club. Consider donating an auction item as well. Concert tickets, vacation homes, or golf and airfare packages make great additions! 10:30 a.m. – Registration 11 a.m. – Lunch 12 p.m. – Golf 6 p.m. – Dinner and auction To attend the dinner and auction, or to donate an auction item, call 314-539-4402 or email email@example.com.
STL Storytelling Live (DT)
Pool’s Out for Summer (WE)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
Experience St. Louis in a truly unique and authentic way at this live storytelling event featuring local authors such as Cameron Collins, Amanda Doyle and Calvin Riley. 7 p.m. $10 per person (a portion of proceeds will go to the children’s charities supported by the MAC) Call 314-539-4443 for reservations.
Come join in the fun as the MAC closes the West Clubhouse’s pool for the summer! The afternoon will include activities, entertainment, a BBQ buffet and other sweet treats. 12-4 p.m. Adults – $20 Children (5-12) – $15 Children (4 and under) – Gratis
Downtown Athletic Summer Hours Through Labor Day weekend, hours are Monday through Friday 4 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
West Clubhouse Pool Hours Pool hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. until Sept. 2.
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September Lawyers’ Group Kick Off (DT)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 The newly formed MAC Lawyers’ Group invites fellow lawyers to join them for a presentation by Governor Jay Nixon. 6 p.m. Event is complimentary. .
MTS Jim Beam Small Batch Collection Tasting (DT) WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Join MTS for a Jim Beam Small Batch bourbon tasting. Price includes the tasting, cigars, hors d’oeuvres and garage parking. 6:30 p.m. $35 per person plus gratuity for MTS members $39 per person plus gratuity for non-MTS members and guests Register online or call 314-539-4470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAC Music Trivia Night (DT) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Associates’ Rooftop Concert and Cocktails (DT) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Join fellow Associate members on the beautiful Downtown Clubhouse rooftop to enjoy live music, cocktails, games, and giveaways. Show off the Club and bring guests along to join in the fun! Don’t forget to register in advance to receive complimentary drink tickets. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Event is complimentary. Register online or call 314-539-4471.
Join the MAC for a night full of music trivia for all music lovers to enjoy. Trivia categories range from pop to classical, rock to hip-hop, movies and more! Includes cash prizes, beer, wine, soda and garage parking. A portion of the proceeds will support the Sports Foundation benefitting the Charitable Society for Children. 6:30 p.m. – Registration and silent auction 7-10 p.m. – Trivia $35
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Reservations can also be made by calling: F Downtown: 314-539-4470 F West: 314-539-4490
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Join MAC members and other angel and seed investors to watch our judges evaluate the final five entrepreneurs as they battle it out to win the MAC Tank’s “best investment!” Stay tuned for more information.
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 AUG 2019 F 3
from the president Let’s go, Blues! What a phenomenal run to the Stanley Cup Championship. After 52 years, the cup resides in St. Louis. This is great for the team and the city. Another championship trophy needs to go to the MAC staff for doing all the things needed to make the members' playoff experience an epic event. On behalf of the members, thank you to the MAC team. You allow us to be Platinum. The hockey season is over, and we are almost at the end of summer! Time continues to fly, and the events at the MAC keep coming and going. August is Foundation Month, so please remember to think about how you can support the Preservation, Arts and Sports Foundations. These charitable entities are our commitment to the region. The Missouri Athletic Club’s Preservation Foundation received a $200,000 matching gift from the Robert J. Trulaske Jr. Family Foundation to restore the exterior of the Downtown Clubhouse. The total cost to restore our historic building is $550,000. The club is seeking gifts through the Building on Tradition campaign. Please read about the campaign in this month’s Cherry Diamond. Our building is a diamond in downtown St. Louis. Please help us keep her bright. The Board has been meeting regularly to discuss how we can continue to enhance the Members Value Proposition. Phase two at the West Clubhouse facility, the Jack Buck Grille makeover, and the Trulaske Campaign for the exterior of the Downtown Clubhouse are at the top of our list. We are members and understand whatever we do also affects us. We are focused on the budget and capital projects for the next three years. I hosted my first Past Presidents Breakfast on Monday, July 15. It was an honor to sit around the table and provide a state-ofthe-club update to the past presidents who helped drive the MAC to where it is today. This quarterly breakfast is a great forum for me to gain insight into past decisions and
gather advice for moving forward. There is a tremendous amount of knowledge that sits around the table and discusses the club. Nothing shakes the walls of this hallowed institution more than the words “bylaw change.” As I mentioned in my last column, this club is based on history and tradition. Sometimes these need to be modified to reflect the change in society and the way we want to treat each other as members. In September, a bylaw change request will be put forth to the members to vote on. The Board is supportive of this change, but we understand it is the members’ decision. The bylaw change request that members will vote on is changing the definition of a member from the single entity to one that includes a married partner. Presently, only one person is considered a member with the significant other (male or female) considered equal in most benefits of the club, but not all. The non-member is restricted from certain committees and board representation. In 2019, the club has made great strides for inclusion of all. This change helps continue the process. This is the first time we have had three females on the board at one time. The bylaw change request just makes all married members equal in all parts of club involvement. The MAC has more than 2,000 significant others that are not 100 percent members. If the members believe we need to move forward, they will vote yes on this modification. One area of concern that was brought up is voting rights. Voting will only be based on a club membership number. A married couple with equal membership rights will only have one vote per member number. Spouses will not be able to serve on the Board of Governors at the same time. I have spoken to many members about this change and have heard quite a few opinions for and against the requests. The board’s view is this is the members’ club, and let the members vote. The Board will support the
vote of the members. Summer is almost over. School is right around the corner, but the MAC is still hopping with many activities to get us to Labor Day. The Foundations Golf Tournament on Monday, Aug. 26 is sold out, but reservations are still being taken for the auction/dinner. The pool has been an active destination for members. Thanks to all the coaches and volunteers that supported our swim club. The MAC had another successful year, and our results are attributed to the coaches, the young athletes, and parents that spent many hours around the pool. Club life is an important part of a member’s experience. Nearly everyone has a hobby, special interest, or cause that they are passionate about. Being involved in groups with people who share your same interests gives way to newly formed friendships with people you may never have met. The Club Life Committee developed the Clubs Within the Club (CWCs) program in 2004, offering a wide variety of opportunities to socialize, travel, and improve in sports, hobbies, and activities to round out a full club experience. The MAC has 17 CWCs with a newly formed group, MAC Lawyers’ Group. Each CWC is led by MAC members, and they continue to raise the bar each year with their wonderful meetings and events. Thank you to all of the CWC chairs for their leadership and support. Thank you to the staff at both clubhouses for making the MAC experience Platinum. Your support of the members is why we are one of the finest athletic clubs in the country. Thank you to the members. You are the MAC. Please continue to use your club for your personal and professional needs.
Kevin Cantwell, President Missouri Athletic Club
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PAST PRESIDENT NEILL'S COLUMN FROM 2004
Each month, President Cantwell will invite a past president to attend the Board of Governors dinner as his special guest. To illustrate the continuity from past to present, the past presidentâ€™s column from that month will run alongside the current presidentâ€™s column in each issue of the Cherry Diamond. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 5
from the general manager The Missouri Athletic Club is truly amazing. It’s amazing because of the people that are involved in this club not only today, but in the past. I want to give a shout-out to Cynthia Goudy, the MAC Director of Foundations, who spends her time on our fundraising efforts. She recently attended one of our newmember orientations, which are so important because they get people up to speed and connect them to their interests and the MAC community. At one of these meetings, Cynthia met a member of a family with a longstanding legacy in the club. She told Cynthia about the legacy her family has with the club, dating back to the club’s original charter in 1904. Through the years, the family has developed a foundation called the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation that works to preserve the open spaces and beauty of historical buildings in St. Louis. After a meeting to look the needs of the Downtown Clubhouse, the foundation showed interest in helping restore the exterior of the building. They, too, were passionate about cleaning up, fixing and exposing the unbelievable architecture featured on the outside walls of our clubhouse. From there, Past Governor Gary Sextro, who specializes in restoration of historic structures, put a scope of work together for us to be used in the proposal process. After review, the Robert
J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation graciously stepped up to award us $200,000 toward this $550,000 project. To kick this off, we went to the founders of our preservation foundation—Gerry Ortbals, Don Gunn and the late Kim Tucci—who wholeheartedly supported this project and encouraged us to move forward with it. We also have the support of the mayor of the City of St. Louis, Lyda Krewson, and our local alderman and fellow MAC member Jack Coatar. Additionally, the Landmarks Association of St. Louis has certified that 100 percent of the work is Preservation Foundation-worthy, which is tax-favored for the contributors. So where are we at this point? Right now, we’re in quiet phase of our fundraising campaign. We’ve developed a list of longtime supporters of the club and thus far have raised 60 percent of our goal of $550,000 with the generosity of the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation. We also have asks out to members of the club that will put us closer to the 80 percent mark. Foundations Month has been going on for a number of years, and we celebrate it again this month. With the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation grant, there’s a special opportunity for our members to help us get to our overall goal, which we would like to have achieved by the end of this year. All those who
contribute via the envelope in this month’s Cherry Diamond and through Cynthia’s efforts will be recognized in some way (to be determined) at the Downtown Clubhouse. This is a project we’ve been wanting to get to for many years and is so needed. Through the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation’s generosity and Cynthia’s hard work, it could finally be a reality. We would expect construction to start the first part of March 2020, assuming our fundraising efforts are as successful as we anticipate and if our members join forces. This is an opportunity where those who have the wherewithal and the great love and history of this club to give back to our community. For those of you who feel inclined to be involved in this wonderful project, please jump in and help support us. If you can commit to this over a few years’ time or can incorporate it in your tax planning for the end of the year, please do. Help us restore our diamond of downtown, and we thank you for your thoughtful consideration. See you at the Club,
Wally Smith, General Manager Missouri Athletic Club
With the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation grant, there’s a special opportunity for our members to help us get to our overall goal, which we would like to have achieved by the end of this year.
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from the chief financial officer 2019 3rd Quarter Financial Report The third quarter of the Club’s fiscal year ended May 31, 2019. Our year-to-date financial results are strong a result of record performance in the following areas:
Departmental Operating Revenue Fiscal Years 2010 through 2019 Year-to-date through May
F Overnight Rooms revenue of $968,000 F Rooms department profit of $433,000 F Downtown Food and Beverage revenue totaling $3,456,000 F Departmental operating revenue totaling $9,046,000 F Net Operating Cash Flow (net income before depreciation) of $1,838,000 Other areas of strong performance include: F Downtown Banquet revenue, second only to last year F West Banquet revenue, second only to last year F West Food and Beverage total revenue, second only to last year F West Food and Beverage profit, second only to last year F Departmental Operating Net Income, second only to 2017 Other benchmarks include: F Total dues-paying members of 2,398, up 23 from last year’s 2,375 F Unrestricted cash totaled $390,000 F The line of credit balance was zero F Long-term bank debt of $6,096,000 with monthly principle payments of $45,000 If you have any questions regarding the Club’s finances, please contact the Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Pam Roth, at 314-539-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Welcome NE W M E M BE R S F RO M M AY A N D JU NE! Albanese, Ralph (Tiffany) of Biotronic was proposed by Ryan Shea.
Kehr, Chris (Martha) of Kent Kehr & Assoc., P.C. was proposed by Gary Sextro.
Rupert, Christopher (Bridget) of Bayer was proposed by Katie Marischen.
Appah-Sampong, Nana (Maggie) of Spire Gas Company was proposed by Randy Costas.
Kelly, Myles (Elaine) of Edward Jones was proposed by Tom Migneron.
Shannon, Erin was proposed by Smith, Zachary (Radhika).
Beatty, Michael (Jennifer) of Gartner was proposed by Germain Eakle.
Keyser, Genevieve (Jesse) was proposed by Benjamin Yousef.
Shapiro, David (Kelly) of SKC Enterprises, Inc. was proposed by Eric Brunngraber.
Berger, Cassie of Shure, Inc. was proposed by Lindsey Neimeier.
Keyser, Charles (Stephanie) of Keyser Enterprises was proposed by Benjamin Yousef.
Simon, James of Trinity Logistics Solutions was proposed by Carl Winters.
Biscan, David of Gateway Metals was proposed by Emily Villa.
Knibb, Christopher (Elisabeth) of Agilis Systems was proposed by Michael Hikenbotham.
Simon, Michael of Trinity Logistics Solutions was proposed by Carl Winters.
Blomker, Theresa (Joe) was proposed by Caley Lawlor.
Kolthoff, Shannon of Kendra Scott was proposed by Jarrett Kolthoff.
Sowers, Mark (Christina) of Sowers Law Firm was proposed by Brett Shelton.
Brunner, John (Lauren) of Vi-Jon, Inc. was proposed by Katie Westre.
Kutnik, Shawn (Brandi) of Archway Orthopedics was proposed by Jason Rabenold.
St. Eve, Taylor (Katherine) of Commerce Bank was proposed by Chris Steuterman.
Bryan, David (Shannon) of Urology of St. Louis was proposed by Chris Schmidt.
Landwehr, Matthew (Kathryn) of Thompson Coburn was proposed by Matt Croak.
Taylor, Megan (David) of Notch-Self Employed was proposed by Don Fox.
Buschbacher, Peter of Sun Life Financial was proposed by Brent Jansen.
Lanuza-Safie, Teresa (Kyle Jobe) of CDG Engineers was proposed by Rick Lodewyck.
Tschundy, Steven of Kupuna Properties was proposed by Bob Baisch.
Cantwell, Philip (Jessica) of Dowd Bennett LLP was proposed by Pat Cantwell.
Leetch, Brandon (Kelsey) of USI Insurance Services was proposed by Kevin Cantwell.
Tucker, Michelle (Kennard) of United Way was proposed by Jimmy Williams.
Clark, James (Paula) of Development & Leadership Coaching was proposed by Scott Highmark.
Lowell, John of JP Morgan Chase & Co. was proposed by Eric Stange.
Tully, Kevin (Julie) of Packaging Corp. America was proposed by Bob McCann.
McLaughlin, Kevin of Newmark Grubb Zimmer was proposed by Michael Carlson.
Turner, Marshall (Kathryn) of Husch Blackwell was proposed by Gus Pace.
Morrow, Steven (Nicholas Hayes) of Maniaci Companies was proposed by John Pennington.
Ungerott, Zachary (Lauren) of Hightower St. Louis was proposed by Nick Foppe.
Mura, William (Maria) of CBRE was proposed by Greg Hantak.
VonAllmen, David of VonAllmen Capital Partners was proposed by Charles Gallagher.
Obertino, Rich (Jennifer) of Tri Architects was proposed by Chris Shepherd.
Waldholtz, Andrew (Glenna Hare) of Centene was proposed by Phil Brennan.
Palmer, Raymond (Kathleen) of Wells Fargo Advisors was proposed by Benjamin Yousef.
Watson, William (Kathleen) was proposed by Garth Bayer.
Paspalas, Philip (Virginia) of Optum was proposed by Mike Burns.
Welch, Mike (Lisa) of AT&T was proposed by Duke Niedringhaus.
Raboin, Katherine (Austin) of Bryan Cave Leighton Partner LLP was proposed by Talmage Newton.
Wider, John of Smith & Nephew was proposed by Gary Wideman.
Conway, Cameron (Jessica) of Maritz Motivation was proposed by Nick Foppe. Deves, John of IBM was proposed by Frank Cusumano. Effinger, Alex of Breakthru Beverage Group was proposed by Mike Hunsicker. Epstein, Thomas (Debbie) of Continental Research Group was proposed by Randy Costas. Fenton, Jason (Kerri) of ROI Logistics & Marine Services was proposed by Jonathan Chase. Flowers, Claire (Joey Southard) of Claire Flowers was proposed by Carrie Burggraf. Grosz, Ashley (Jensen Szakaly) of PennyMac Financial Services was proposed by Jeff Wehmer. Guirl, Graham of Pensacola was proposed by Mark Neill. Hejna, Jessica (Sean) of Fidelity Investments was proposed by John Stieven. Hogan, Natalie (Pete) of BJC West County was proposed by Nathan Stonner. Ingram, Kyle (Teresa) of Learfield IMG College was proposed by Travis Ford. Jim, Jeffery (Jennifer) of Washington University in St. Louis was proposed by Tom Corrigan.
Reich, Michael (Shelley) of Professional Irrigation Systems was proposed by Tim Wells. Robinson, Spencer of Sunset Transportation was proposed by Kevin Cantwell. Rochleau, Donald of Buckingham Strategic Wealth was proposed by Colby Schmid. Routt, Aaron (Katie) of INB was proposed by Andy Newbold.
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Yank, Julia of Jim Taylor INC was proposed by Catherine Yank. Yannakakis, Elizabeth of Price Waterhouse was proposed by Pete Yannakakis. Zvibleman, Alex was proposed by Nat Walsh.
Troy Robertson and Benjamin Yousef are tied for top proposer with three members each. Thereâ€™s still time to propose four new members and take the lead!
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JOIN THE MAC’S ASSOCIATES COUNCIL The Associates Council's mission is to provide social and professional engagement for both fellow and potential Associate MAC members, act as advocates of the Associate membership body to the greater MAC Club, and foster an atmosphere of inclusion and appeal that successfully transitions the Associates into Jr. Resident Members. The Associates host four events a year focused on engagement, retention and recruitment while giving back to the MAC foundations. The Associates Council holds monthly meetings on the fourth Monday of every
month at the Downtown Clubhouse at 6 p.m. If interested, please join or reach out to Katie Maurer at email@example.com or Emily McCartney at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Associates Council Officers 2019/2020 President: Emily McCartney Vice President: Bob Sullivan Membership Chair: Kyle Jacobsmeyer Social Chair: Ben Nelson Communications Chair: Libby Casale View the full article online.
Congratulations to Governor Jeff Moore and Assistant Athletic Director Rick Schneider, who on May 26, set a new Guinness World Record for the longest baseball game in history clocking in at 82 hours, 39 minutes and 42 seconds. Through this accomplishment, they also helped raise money for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Oncology Department to provide treatment to help combat pediatric cancer. The MAC Sports Foundation made a $2,500 donation to support this effort. “Breaking the world record for a Marathon Baseball Game is just the icing on the cake. The real reason we do this is for the charities, and the money that we are able to raise. Raising money for Siteman Kids, specifically the Oncology Department and MIBG therapy (metaiodobenzylguanidine), was the main reason I participated in this game!” said Assistant Athletic Director Rick Schneider.
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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Bleeding Blue in the Lou PHOTOS FROM LEFT: GOV. DANIEL LETT AND HIS DAUGHTERS CHEERED ON THE BLUES DURING GAME 7; THE RENDEVOUZ ROOM CAME ALIVE FOR A SEPARATE WATCH PARTY; GARY AND PATTI SEXTRO SHOWED UP TO THE JACK BUCK GRILLE FOR THE BLUES GAME.
St. Louis came alive with the spirit of the Blues this season as they watched their home team win game after game to become the Stanley Cup Champions! Fans enjoyed watch parties, game-day specials and MAC fellowship at both Clubhouses while cheering the team to victory. Even notorious Blues fan Jon Hamm made an
appearance at the Downtown Clubhouse during the series. The Clubhouse also provided the ideal location for members to park and grab a bite to eat before the Stanley Cup Victory Parade on Saturday, June 15 and celebrate this historic win!
CELEBRATING HALF A CENTURY OF MEMBERSHIP The Art Lounge emanated MAC spirit as MACâ€™s most-veteran members gathered in celebration of their 50 or more years of experience. The evening began with a reception, followed by a short speech from President Cantwell and a blessing from Director of Advancement Larry Absheer. After a delicious meal, with the occasional interruption for an update on the Stanley Cup Championship Game score, President Cantwell returned to the stage to congratulate attendees who have reached milestones within the Club. Members Harry Crisp, Richard Sauget, Logan Mock, Paul Weil, Robert Schmieder, George Fitzsimmons, Joseph Niemann, Jay Haines, Edgar Sparks, R.J. Haffner, William Graham and William Suntrup were honored for their 50th anniversary of membership this year. PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: JOE AND JOAN LIPIC, HELEN AND JOE MCGLYNN AND LORENA AND WITTENBERG; SUSIE AND JOHN GORMAN, DON NIES AND MARGARET HALE; RICHARD HOFFNER WITH PRESIDENT CANTWELL. 10 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019
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TOP: NATE TEMM (CBC) DRIBBLES PAST OPPONENTS JAKE HANSEN (MARQUETTE) AND RYAN OLWIG. MIDDLE: SAM COURTOIS (EUREKA), MARISSA LESKO (SUMMIT) AND MADISON CRAWFORD (FT. ZUMWALT WEST) WATCH AS ABBIE MILLER (FRANCIS HOWELL NORTH) HEADBUTTS THE BALL. BOTTOM FROM LEFT: SAM COPPLE GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS KATIE NASH AND LUCAS MOREFIELD (BOTH OF SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL) POSE WITH PRESIDENT CANTWELL; MARIAH JOHNSON (FRANCIS HOWELL CENTRAL) BATTLES FOR THE BALL WITH MOLLY SHERIDAN (KIRKWOOD)..
Eighty 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 35th annual UMB Bank AllStar games presented by the Missouri Athletic Club. In the opening game, Anna Walsh (Summit) led her team to victory and earned her teamâ€™s Most Valuable Player Award. Olivia Layton from IWA was named the MVP for the North squad. In the boys game, Braden Johnson (FZS) was named MVP of the North team, who beat their opponents 7-2. Kyle Diffley (St. John Vianney) was named MVP for the South team. Goalkeepers Katie Nash and Lucas Morefield from Summit were presented with the Sam Copple Female and Male Goalkeepers of the Year awards. The annual event recognizes two players for their performance on and off the field with $1,000 scholarships. Madeline Stewart (St. Dominic) and Nick Schreiber (St. Charles West) were the recipients. Coach Michael Skordos was presented the Steve Krause award for his dedication to local high school soccer. Soccer Master sponsored the Mary McDermott MVP awards. See more photos on Facebook! Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 11
TASTE & TOUR
Shares a Sample of Club Life
On Aug. 8, the Club will host a Taste & Tour event to give prospective members a taste of the MAC membership experience. Guests will enjoy a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres while learning about the Club’s athletic, dining and social offerings, including the Glen Echo Full Membership program. Guests will also participate in a tour of the West Clubhouse.
Thursday, August 8, 5:30 p.m. F West Clubhouse Register online or contact Samantha Lipkowitz at email@example.com or 314-539-4471.
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Boat Regatta and Dive-In Movie AUGUST 16
Grab the family and head to the West Clubhouse pool for the MAC’s third annual Boat Regatta. Children ages 16 and under can compete, and prizes will be given to boat race participants and winners, including a prize for the most decorated boat. After the races, grab some complimentary popcorn and soda and get ready for "Ralph Breaks the Internet" at the Dive-In Movie. F $15 per boat F 6:30 p.m. – Boat Race Registration F 7 p.m. – Boat Race (Cardboard) F Movie to be shown at dusk
Register online or call 314-539-4490.
Pool’s Out for Summer AUGUST 31
Come join in the fun as the West Clubhouse concludes the 2019 pool season! Kids can take part in fun activities, jam and jive to a DJ’s tunes, munch on BBQ from the buffet and enjoy sweet treats. Give kids one last chance to get their swim on before the pool closes. F Noon-4 p.m. F Children (5-12) – $15 per child F Adults – $20 per person
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Fun in the Sun AT S U M M E R C A M P
Kids had a ball at the MAC summer camps this year! Their days were filled with professional sports instruction, themed activity days, field trips, and plenty of swimming, diving and sunshine!
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KIDS EXPLORED SHAW NATURE RESERVE DURING ADVENTURE FIELD TRIP CAMP; GIOVANNI NAJARRO OF ARCH LACROSSE TAUGHT CHILDREN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE SPORT; LITTLE VETERINARIAN CAMP HELPED KIDS LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR PETS; CAMPERS CELEBRATED THE BLUES’ HISTORIC SEASON WITH BLUES DAY; KIDS LEARNED THE BASICS OF GOLF FROM INSTRUCTOR ALISHA MATTHEWS; CAMP MAC PLAYED WITH BUBBLES ON BUBBLE BUS DAY.
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A Firework Fourth
What started as a cloudy early morning made way for a hot and sunny America’s Birthday Parade this Independence Day. To start the day, families and friends gathered in the Sportsman’s Club for a pre-parade breakfast. More than 25 members and their kids gathered to ride aboard the float in the parade and hand out soccer stress balls to the crowd. The Club also had prime seating in a members-only bleacher section in front of Kiener Plaza Park.
CLOCKWISE FROM HEADLINE PHOTO: THE MAC FLOAT HEADED BACK TO THE DOWNTOWN CLUBHOUSE AFTER A SUCCESSFUL PARADE; JAY, SUSAN AND MAUREEN WERNER GRABBED BREAKFAST AT THE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB; ELYSE ABRAMOV, AND ANNALISA AND CJ GOOT WERE DECKED OUT IN THEIR FOURTH OF JULY BEST; THE SPRINGER FAMILY ENJOYED THE PRE-PARADE BUFFET AT THE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB; THE CLAYTON FAMILY POSED FOR A QUICK PHOTO BEFORE THE PARADE; GOV. CHERI MCLAUGHLIN AND HER DAUGHTER ENJOYED THE MAC BLEACHER SECTION DURING THE PARADE. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 15
TRADITION The Missouri Athletic Clubâ€™s Preservation Foundation received a $200,000 matching gift grant from the Robert J. Trulaske Jr. Family Foundation to restore the exterior of the Downtown Clubhouse. The total cost of the restoration project is $500,000. Learn more about the project, the Robert J. Trulaske Jr. Family Foundation, the MACâ€™s Preservation Foundation and how gifts to the Preservation Foundation can make this project possible to benefit MAC members and the City of St. Louis.
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For more information or to donate, contact Goudy, Director of Foundations F 314-797-5474 F email@example.com FCynthia AUG 2019
TRADITION WHO WILL IT BENEFIT:
F This project will be transformational to the downtown corridor, supporting not only the businesses and people who live and work in downtown, but also the architectural history that exists within our great building. F The MAC is thrilled to join in the resurgence of downtown, joining other projects such as Ballpark Village, CityArchRiver and the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station.
WHAT WILL YOUR DONATION DO:
F The Building on Tradition Campaign will focus on the exterior of the building on both the east and south elevations including tuckpointing, power washing, restoring of stained glass windows and removal of harmful materials. F In the past, the Preservation Foundation has supported transformational projects to the Downtown Clubhouse. Such projects include a rehaul of the HVAC system, renovations of bathrooms and hotel rooms and life safety compliance upgrades.
ROBERT J. TRULASKE JR.
F Robert J. Trulaske Jr. was a legacy member of the Missouri Athletic Club. F Throughout his life, he was dedicated to many efforts surrounding the philanthropic community of St. Louis. F
The Robert J. Trulaske Jr. Family Foundation was formed in an effort to further his love for the outdoors. He established a foundation dedicated to preserving open spaces and the beauty of historical buildings in St. Louis.
The Trulaske family are still members at the MAC. Through this gift, they will honor Robert. J. Trulaske Jr. and continue to support the Downtown Clubhouse.
WHEN WILL THIS PROJECT TAKE PLACE:
F With dollars raised, we are hoping to start the project in the spring of 2020.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT NOW:
F The MAC has been a St. Louis institution for more than 100 years. Our members have shown a continued dedication and commitment to downtown St. Louis. F This campaign fulfills a tradition to the City of St. Louis that the MAC has a continued presence of leadership throughout our community. F Your donation will add value to the membership and the historical corridor. F We have completed several projects that have been inwardly focused and look forward to fulfilling a project that impacts so many publics.
ATTEND THE FOUNDATIONS’ Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction On Monday, Aug. 26, the annual Foundations’ Golf Tournament, presented by the Stacie Lee Belew Scholarship Fund and Redbird Carriers, will take place at Glen Echo Country Club. Golf play is sold out, but register by August 19 to attend the post-tournament dinner and auction! 10:30 a.m.- Registration 11 a.m. – Lunch Noon – Golf 6 p.m. – Dinner and auction Register online. For more information about the foundations or to donate, contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402.
In 1978, the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design deemed that the Missouri Athletic Club building that sits at 405 Washington Avenue was historically significant. The City of St. Louis explained that the building was so architecturally significant that it qualified to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Thus, the Preservation Foundation was developed.
Nearly 12 years ago, through the combined efforts of three of the MAC’s past presidents, Kim Tucci, Don Gunn and Gerry Ortbals, the Preservation Foundation was granted non-profit status.
The MAC has a long tradition of giving back to the St. Louis community. To add value to the membership experience, these past presidents founded the Preservation Foundation. Along with many others, they believed MAC members would enjoy contributing to the preservation of the Club’s historical treasure, the Downtown Clubhouse, through charitable giving.
F Since its inception, the Preservation Foundation has focused mostly on inward projects that have helped maintain the infrastructure of the Downtown Clubhouse, which was built in 1916. In recent years, the Preservation Foundation has helped fund a complete overhaul of the clubhouse’s HVAC system through the PACE project. Smaller projects include renovations of bathrooms, hotel rooms and life safety compliance. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 17
MAC WELCOMES DIRECTOR OF SQUASH
In late May, the Club hired MAC alum Alex Ingham as the Director of Squash. Alex first joined the Club in 2016 as Assistant Squash pro, leaving after two years to move to the East Coast, which he calls the “squash hub of the USA” to the Boston Tennis and Racquet Club. Alex boasts more than 20 years of squash experience, beginning to play the game at 4 years old and going pro at 16. He grew up South West of London, has won the British Junior National Championship, reached the final of the PSA Porto Cup and had a career-high ranking of 113 on the PSA World Tour. He also coached the Harvard squash camps and was the head coach for the Wellesley College women’s team. As a professional, Alex is excited to begin growing the junior and adult programs and promote squash to the MAC community at large. In his free time, Alex enjoys studying sports psychology and cooking Sunday roast, an English tradition, consisting of “meat, potatoes and all the trimmings.” Give Alex a warm welcome as the MAC is thrilled to have him back.
UPCOMING SQUASH CAMPS: Back to school camps: August 5-9 and 12-16. For more information, contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-539-4484.
SHOE SHINE AND REPAIR Dust off your shoes with a shoe shine at either Clubhouse. Just drop your shoes at the Downtown Athletic Department and West Men’s Locker Room or Hair Care center. Need more than just a shine? The Downtown Clubhouse also offers shoe repair. Members who frequent the West Clubhouse can send their shoes in need of repair downtown by dropping them off at the West Pro Shop. 18 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019
2019 NACAD BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT RECAP
A TEAM (L-R) NATHAN STONNER, ALEC RAMSDELL, LUCAS POELKER, COACH MICHAEL LOFTON, ROSS KNUTSON, LUKE BUMGARNER (WITH BALL), BRIAN WESTRE, MATT SCOGGINS, MIKE GRINNON, & RYAN LUECHTEFELD.
The MAC sent a team to Detroit to compete in the 2019 NACAD National Basketball Tournament the weekend of May 17-19. This year, the Detroit Athletic Club hosted the event, and all games were played at Wayne State University. The MAC team participated in the “A” division and finished the tournament with a record of 2-2, just missing the semifinals. They beat the Olympic Club (San Francisco) and the Milwaukee Athletic Club and suffered losses from the
Fall Basketball League Registration for the fall basketball league runs Aug. 1-26, and league play begins Sept. 9. The open league plays on Monday and Tuesday nights and the over-40 league plays on Wednesday nights. F $70 per league (members may participate in both leagues) Register online: Athletics > Basketball > Leagues. Contact Scott Mattingly at email@example.com for more information.
Washington Athletic Club and the New York Athletic Club. “We were 2-1 going into our final game against New York and held a one-point lead at the half with the winner of that game advancing into the semifinals. Unfortunately, New York pulled it out in the second half, sending us home,” said Assistant Athletic Director Rick Schneider.
Athletic Department Labor Day and Fall/Winter Hours The Downtown Clubhouse Athletic Department will close on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day. It will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 4 with the following fall/winter hours: Monday-Friday: 4 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. F Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 19
SERVES UP Adult Tennis
Ladies Tennis Clinics and Cardio
Tennis for Working Men and Women
LADIES BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE F Begins Sept. 9 F Monday, 10-11 a.m.
PLAY, DRILL, BALL MACHINE F Begins Tuesday, Sept. 10 F Tuesday, 6:30-8 a.m. F Wednesday, 8-9:30 p.m. F Thursday, 6:30-8 a.m.
LADIES USTA 3.5 CLINIC F Begins Sept. 17 F Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. CARDIO TENNIS F Begins Sept. 10 F Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m F Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 a.m. F Friday, 9-10 a.m. LADIES INTERCLUB F Begins Monday, Sept. 9 F Women’s 4.0, Monday, 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. F Women’s 3.5, Tuesday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. F Women’s 3.0, Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m. F “B” Team, Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m.
SATURDAY SLAM F Begins Sept. 14 F Saturday, 8-9:30 a.m. MATCH MAKER Contact Scott Stutz at 314-539-4411 to get a tennis match arranged with another member eager to play.
USTA Adult Leagues
Adult Tennis Ladder
The MAC hosts men's and women's USTA teams that compete each week between September and April each year. Current “Home” teams are W3.0, W3.5, W4.0, M3.5, M4.0 and M4.5. Call Kim Steinmetz at 314-539-4413 to get started.
Call Scott Stutz at 314-539-4411 to get started. Visit our website to learn more.
SILVER MEN’S 55+ TENNIS AFTERNOON WORKOUT F Begins Sept. 9 F Ends in May F Monday, 2:30-4 p.m. F Call Patrick McNally at 314-539-4464 to get started. INTERCLUB MATCH PLAY Call Patrick McNally at 314-539-4464 if interested. Visit our website to learn more.
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Junior Tennis Fall Session One | Sept. 3-Oct. 21 RED BALL 1 (AGES 6-8) AND RED BALL 2 (AGES 4-6) F $160 per class F Monday, 4-5 p.m. F Friday, 4-5 p.m. F Saturday, 9-10 a.m. F Sunday, 9-10 a.m.
PEAK PERFORMANCE (AGES 11-18)* F $320 per class F (UTR 3 or higher) F Monday, 5-7 p.m. F Thursday, 5-7 p.m. F Pro approval required
ORANGE BALL 1 AND 2 (AGES 8-11)* F $160 per class (Mondays-Fridays) F $240 per class (Saturdays) F Monday, 4-5 p.m. F Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. F Friday, 4-5 p.m. F Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. F Pro approval required.
ELITE F $30 per class F UTR 6 or higher or with pro approval. Half price if you participate in one day of Peak Performance. F Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
GREEN BALL (8-11)* F $240 per class F Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m. F Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m. F Pro approval required. HIGH PERFORMANCE (AGES 10-14)* F $320 per class F (UTR 1-2 Beginning Tournament Player) F Monday, 5-7 p.m. F Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., $320 F Pro approval required.
INTERMEDIATE (AGES 11-14) F $160 per class F Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. F Friday, 5-6 p.m. F Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. F Sunday, 10-11 a.m. VARSITY (AGES 14-18)* F $240 per class F Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. F Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. *Match play included if in class during the week. MATCH PLAY SCHEDULE F Saturday F Peak Performance/Varsity – 1:30-3 p.m. F High Performance – 3-4:30 p.m. F Orange Ball/Green Ball – 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Online registration for each clinic listed is per week for the entire session. Login to the MAC website, click on Athletics > Tennis > Junior Programs > Fall 2019 Session One. To view the entire junior tennis calendar, click on My MAC > Calendar > Junior Tennis.
Bob Barnes 10th Annual Silver Racquet Tennis Championship SATURDAY, OCT. 26 F 9-11:30 A.M. F WEST CLUBHOUSE
2018 BOB BARNES SILVER RACQUET TROPHY PRESENTATION WITH JARID KING, KENT BRUEGGMAN, DEBORAH BARNES AND KEITH PHOENIX.
Members and guests ages 50+ are invited to compete in several rounds of doubles, culminating in a tiebreaker between finalists.
Younger members, family and friends can also partake in the Family Fun Tennis experience that immediately follows from 12-2 p.m. Both the tournament and the
P L AY E R H I G H L I G H T
Holley has been a MAC member for more than 15 years and has been playing tennis for more than 40. At age 70, Holley still finds time to play two or three times a week, supported by her husband, Tom, three children and three grandchildren. Her dedication to the sport shows as she claimed second place in the 2018 Silver Racquet Tennis DEBBIE HOLLEY AND TENNIS PRO SCOTT STUTZ. Championship. “I love the staff and tennis pros. The tennis clinics are fantastic, and I have developed strong relationships with staff and teammates. Tennis is fun while also being a great workout for me. It fills all my needs!”
family day are complimentary. Contact Kim Steinmetz at 314-539-4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Choosing A Racquet There are a few basics you should consider when choosing a racquet to purchase. 1.
Frame Stiffness – Usually the shorter your natural swing, the more likely you are to benefit from a stiffer racquet. Conversely, those with a longer and more powerful swing are likely to benefit with a more flexible racquet.
2. Racquet Weight and Balance – The combination of these two elements is important because a light racquet can feel heavy if the weight is distributed in the head instead of the handle and vice versa. To feel this, lift a household hammer first by the handle, and then by the striking head. You will see how different its overall weight seems. The best way to figure which racquet is right for you is to demo several racquet frames with a variety of the above characteristics. The best way to demo tennis racquets is to get together with a tennis pro, which can be done at the West Clubhouse. In the month of August, contact Tennis Director Kim Steinmetz at 314-539-4413 and set up a FREE half-hour tennis racquet demo lesson. Don’t delay. This offer is good until the end of the month! Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 21
Courtney Hutt Obtains Youth Fitness Certification
Courtney Hutt completed her “Youth Fitness Specialist” certification through ACE Personal Training. With this, she is offering a buy one session, get one free Speed and Agility training special for oneon-one training, available now through Oct. 31.
Effective Stretches for the
“I am making youth fitness an additional area of focus for my work here at the Club. The MAC has a good amount of youth athletes, and the need for these kids to have someone who can help them train the correct way to get the maximum benefit, but also to avoid injury, is crucial,” Hutt said.
She hopes these classes will encourage children to be more active by creating workouts that are stimulating and original that will take young athletes to “the next level.” Contact Courtney Hutt at 314-539-4495 or email@example.com to sign up today!
The psoas muscle is a deep-seated core muscle connecting the lumbar vertebrae to the femur. Symptoms of psoas involvement can include difficulties with hip flexion and posture, low back pain, hip/groin pain, higher incidence of quadriceps strain and difficulty rising from a seated position. As a chiropractor, I see this issue daily in my practice. There is usually an alignment issue in the lumbar spine pinching the nerve that supplies the psoas muscle. It may not be clear which came first, the tight psoas pulling the vertebra out of alignment or the pinched nerve causing the tight psoas. So, I treat both with a chiropractic adjustment and active release technique. Lying Psoas Stretch and Crescent Lunge (pictured below) are the two most effective stretches I give for at-home care. For more information on this article or to schedule a consultation, call Dr. Brenda Kingen today at 314-646-0013.
Just Pressed Grab a fresh-pressed juice from the West Clubhouse Fitness Center or Snack Bar for a healthy summer treat! Green Juice: Spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, lemon and apple Red Juice: Red beets, apple, lemon, carrot and ginger
Helpful Healing The Downtown and West Clubhouse pro shops and massage therapists now offer CBD salve and oil for our members. With 100 percent organic ingredients, users say these products are beneficial for muscle and joint pain and are an effective anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. 22 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019
FOCUS ON FITNESS TEEN BEATS YOGA Wednesdays at 1 p.m. West Clubhouse | Mind and Body Studio Join instructor Stefanie for a creative, musicinspired vinyasa flow class aimed toward teens looking to get their yoga on, but not hold postures for five minutes in pure silence. The class is driven by upbeat music in a variety of styles from hip-hop to pop to EDM that will keep yogis energized and present throughout the class. Each class will link breath to movement, helping people become more mindful in their movements while having fun and breaking a sweat.
FULL BODY FLOW Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. Downtown Clubhouse | 7th Floor Power Flow is designed to build strength while practicing breath-to-movement. This vinyasa class will create full-body endurance, flexibility and focus with the help of instructor Megan Mahley. The class tempo moves at a steady pace with bursts to keep the practice fluid, innovative and energizing. This class will take both the body and mind through a challenging exploration.
TOTAL BODY FITNESS Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m. Downtown Clubhouse | 11th Floor This HIIT workout, taught by instructor Tanya, targets overall cardio and strength using free weights, body weight exercises and plyometric, low-impact workouts.
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>> education highlight
Three private schools make an impact on St. Louis education. THE ST. AUSTIN SCHOOL 1809 Des Peres Rd. Town & Country, MO 63131 314-580-2802 The St. Austin School is an independent, private Catholic school enrolling boys and girls, pre-K through 8th grade. The school provides a rigorous classical academic program, which prepares students to excel in secondary schools of the highest caliber. In collaboration with our families, we help form students in Christian virtues and establish the practice of the Catholic faith. Each child is encouraged to develop socially, intellectually and spiritually at his or her optimum pace through active and independent learning and a varied and exciting curriculum. We strive to instill in each child a love of learning and the ability to speak well, write well and think well.
The St. Austin School Catholic + Classical Education
Academic Excellence | Small class sizes | Joyful, loving atmosphere | Affordable Classical Education | Limited space available, Pre-K through 8th grade.
For more information: www.saintaustinschool.org or for a private tour call 314.580.2802.
The St. Austin School Catholic
Our unique PreK-8 classical curriculum forms the whole child with rigorous academic instruction in a warm and nurturing environment. Our student-teacher ratio is 9:1.
Now Enrolling PreK and Kindergarten Limited number of spaces in grades 1-8 Call today to schedule a tour! 1809 Des Peres Rd | www.SaintAustinSchool.org | 314.580.2802 24 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019
LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH 9515 Tesson Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63123 314-631-1400 lslancers.org Named the “Best Athletic Program” for small schools, Lutheran South offers a community like none other. This co-educational school, located 1.5 miles from Grant’s Farm, provides a family-like atmosphere where students and parents are involved in a Christ-centered environment. The school’s Flex-Mod schedule gives students the opportunity to manage their free time and collaborate on group projects. The Class of 2019 earned almost $10 million in scholarships. The top 25 percent of the class scored an average of 31 on the ACT. From baseball to band, Lutheran South helps students find their passion.
We play football like it was meant to be played...
on Friday nights.
Be a part of the Lutheran South community. Schedule a visit today.
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COMMUNITY SCHOOL 900 Lay Road St. Louis, MO 63124 communityschool.com Community School is an independent preschool and elementary school serving families with children age 3 through sixth grade. Community allows young children’s gifts to flourish in an environment of active, experiential learning. The children learn by doing, fueling their intellectual, emotional, creative and social growth. The 7:1 student/teacher ratio allows personalized attention for each student. As a testament to their superior academic preparation, Community students’ test scores are among the highest in the nation. Students learn a foreign language beginning in nursery school and are immersed deeply in a strong STEAM program, which also includes drama, art, music, band and woodworking. The expansive 18-acre campus – with its woods, trails, pond and fields – provides a safe environment for curious exploration. Community School's focus on character development, compassionate service learning and public speaking creates tomorrow's leaders.
For more information or a tour: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Superior Academics Test scores among the highest in the nation, where students learn a foreign language from nursery through sixth grade
Experienced Faculty 7:1 Student to Teacher ratio with two or three lead teachers in every room
Stellar Arts Drama, Music, Art, Band, and Woodworking programs to nurture the mind, body, and spirit
Focus on Character
Important Dates 2019/2020 OPEN HOUSE: November 2 CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY: Nov. 12, Jan. 14, & Jan. 28 REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL
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Compassionate service learning program, leadership development, and public speaking help build tomorrow’s leaders
Expansive Green Space 18-acre campus, fields, trails, and pond allow students freedom to explore their world
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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SYLVIA KLICK, JOAN LYONS, MAUREEN WERNER, MARILYN DAVIS AND PAT REBHOLZ ENJOYED THEIR TRIP TO WASHINGTON, MO.
FOREGROUND: GUIDE AT THE IRON SPIKE MODEL TRAIN MUSEUM SPEAKING TO MARY BETH HUGHES.
On the Road Again
WITH THE FOREVER YOUNG CLUB It can be hard to keep an enthusiastic group of MAC Forever Young Club members at home. The FYC visited Washington, Mo. in June to sample historic sites in this Missouri River town first settled in 1812. Now a city of about 15,000, many businesses are more than 100 years old and still led by the original families. The first stop was the Iron Spike Model Train Museum. Volunteers who clearly treasured their childhood train sets had laid out well-known scenic vistas representing historic crosscountry rail routes stretching from St. Louis to the West Coast. Vintage model trains of all gauges were on display everywhere. Others were MARY ROSE DESLOGE ADMIRED THE ELABORATE MODEL TRAIN SET. operating on tracks in the mountains, along rivers, through small towns and across desolate western plains. Members of the FYC felt as if they could be kids again. Next on the agenda was a visit to the Missouri Meerschaum corncob pipe factory, now in its 150th year of operation in the original building on Front Street. The combined museum and shop showcased an artistic arrangement of corncob pipes sent to 28 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019
the 1889 Paris Exposition and the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Prominently displayed was a letter of appreciation from General Douglas McArthur. Several styles of corncob pipes are for sale there, including some favorites of famous Americans, several preferred by 1800s outlaws, and even one style favored by a notable woman scoundrel. With a full gallery of his historic and wildlife prints, internationally recognized artist Gary Lucy gave a tour of his gallery and roomy studio overlooking the Missouri River. His exceptional prints of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and life on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers brought the 1800s to life. After a fried chicken and ham lunch at the 157-year-old Immanuel Lutheran Church, they headed for Frick’s Quality Meats in their new, modern plant at the edge of town. It is yet another Washington centenary, currently at 119 years. FYC members peered through picture windows to watch the amazing number of steps in the process of quality ham production, plus sausagemaking and other processed pork products. Ask any of the FYC members why a “ham massager” is important and about the friendly reception they received from Frick’s 300 employees. The final stop was the Washington Historical Society Museum, where they were treated to a zither concert by members of the Schwarzer Zither Ensemble, preserving the history of Franz Schwarzer, an Austrian immigrant. Beginning in 1867, he made fine zithers (a wooden stringed instrument) in Washington for sale across the world. For trivia buffs, they learned John Busch, Adolphus’ older brother, started the first Busch brewery in Washington well before Adolphus joined brewing operations on Arsenal Street. After the traditional ice cream stop at Washington’s Main Street Creamery, it was back to the MAC West Clubhouse with another collection of interesting tales to tell.
RESPECTFUL DISPOSAL OF THE
The MAC’s Military History Club makes it easy to dispose of your used American flags respectfully. Simply drop your old flags in the container outside of the Veteran’s Room located on the fourth floor of the Downtown Clubhouse and the MHC will take care of the rest.
FOREVER YOUNG TO EXAMINE "THE DEADLY GAMBLE" There are many theories as to why the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center failed to withstand jet plane impact on that fateful September 11 in 2001. In the opinion of Richard E. Klein, an engineering Ph.D. and retired professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the cause was neither a design flaw nor sabotage — it was greed. Klein says it was greed on the part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which led to a key construction element being omitted from the towers, with disastrous results. Join the Forever Young Club at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the West Clubhouse, to hear Dr. Klein describe a very deadly gamble.
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
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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
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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., Downtown For more information, visit mac-stl.org or call 314-539-4402. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019 F 29
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ANNUAL VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION
Call for Nominations
Save the date! This year’s Veterans Day Commemoration event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7 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 My MAC > Communication > Documents and submit to Katie Maurer by Friday, Aug. 23. The Veterans Committee is seeking members who are interested in the Veterans’ Award Program. The Missouri Veterans
Recognition Program, Act of the Missouri General Assembly, authorized the Missouri National Guard Adjutant General to procure and present, as a token of the appreciation of the state, a medal to each member of the National Guard of Missouri who served with a Missouri unit, and veterans who served in the armed forces during World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. This year, the guest of honor and keynote speaker will be General Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau.
BECOME A VENDOR AT 2019 SIP AND SHOP EVENT Do you have a hobby or business and would like to make a little extra money before the holidays? Become a vendor at the annual Sip and Shop! If interested, contact MAC member Lisa York at 618-514-2565 or email at email@example.com before Sept. 1. 30 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019
Booth fee is $50. Sponsored by the Women’s Initiative Group, this complimentary annual event makes its return to the West Clubhouse. The event includes shopping, raffle prizes, one glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
Items for sale include jewelry, accessories, pampering products, cookware, handmade merchandise and other items that would make perfect holiday gifts. This event, held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, is open to all members and guests.
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RENDEZVOUS AT THE JACK BUCK GRILLE
It’s been nearly 85 years since the opening arrangements from friends of the Club. In this case, that included air conditioning. of what is now known as the Jack Buck The space included highlights like colored “The Rendezvous is truly air Grille. Decades ago, though, the space art-glass windows depicting the first beer conditioned,” the Cherry Diamond article Mark calendars for the upcoming MACand Happy raves. “Here will be found comfortable was known as your The Rendezvous. It opened brewer a quotation reading “The meat Hours. addition to“members serving up great drink specials, atmospheric conditions the year around.” Oct. 6, 1934 as In a place where was served, the bowls was crown’d, catches these events are aand great opportunitywere to meet The article noted a “spirit of playfulness” and their guests may wine dine, sung,new and healths went round.” members and introduce colleagues to the indifferent to the world beyond thefriends confinesand Another window depicted Ceres, the Roman in The Rendezvous’ paintings and windows, Club.according No reservations of its walls,” to a 1934 are issuerequired. of goddess of grains and harvest. exhibited in aspects like a red leather seat the Cherry Diamond. The opening of the bar and grill was part that surrounded a massive pillar “where Downtown West (Poolside) one may partake of a snack and a tankard Guests of the opening night enjoyed of major renovations the Missouri Athletic Wednesday, 25string Saturday, June 14 of ale.” music by the Bennie June Rader’s Club was undergoing at the time and Wednesday, July Saturday, July included the12 latest and greatest of design. ensemble and a variety of 23 floral Saturday, Aug. 23 Thursday, Aug. 14 PHOTOS FROM LEFT: AN ATTRACTIVE RED LEATHER SEAT SURROUNDS 1:30-4:30 A MASSIVE PILLAR,p.m. WHERE GUESTS COULD SIT AND ENJOY A TANKARD OF ALE; EAST END OF THE RENDEZVOUS, SHOWING BOTH COLORED ART-GLASS 5-8 p.m. WINDOWS; FULL-LENGTH VIEW OF THE RENDEZVOUS, LOOKING EAST TOWARD FOURTH STREET FROM SERVICE DOOR. PHOTOS BY A. W. SANDERS.
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MAC snapshots CURRENT AND PAST MAC GOVERNORS JUDITH HANSES, REBEKAH KINGSTON, ANGIE MINGES AND CHERI MCLAUGHLIN ENJOY A GOLF OUTING AT GLEN ECHO COUNTRY CLUB.
JACK PERRYMAN CELEBRATED HIS 21ST BIRTHDAY BY HAVING A BEER WITH HIS DAD, NEAL PERRYMAN.
CAROL LAYTON, SUSIE CORLEY, MARY DOLAN AND SUZI SHYMANSKI ENJOY A GAME OF BRIDGE.
BARBARA CONWAY AND MARILYN DAVIS SNAPPED A QUICK PHOTO AFTER THEIR FOREVER YOUNG CLUB MEETING. 32 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2019
PAST GOVERNOR JUSTIN WILLIAMSON AND WIFE MARY WILLIAMSON POSED WITH THE STANLEY CUP AFTER THE BLUES WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS JUNE.
THE FIRST WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERSâ€™ ROUNDTABLE AT THE WEST CLUBHOUSE WAS A SUCCESS!
KATE HUGHES, KATIE REH AND FINLEY ROSE MCGOWAN WERE ALL-STARS ON THE MAC 10 U ORANGE BALL TEAM THIS SUMMER.
THE MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB SPORTS FOUNDATION PRESENTED A CHECK FOR $2,500 TO GIRLS IN THE KNOW ST. LOUIS AT THE CARDINAL WIVES GRAB BAG FUNDRAISER.
THE MAC GOLF CLUB TOOK ON OLD WARSON COUNTRY CLUB ON JUNE 5.
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