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Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 NOVEMBER 2019 Cherry Diamond STAFF Publisher – Kevin Cantwell Director of Communications – Jim Wilson Content Marketing Manager/Managing Editor – Robyn Dexter Communications Coordinator – Kelsey Sims Photographer – Daniel von Seckendorff Design – Lilyann Rice General Manager – Wallace L. Smith To advertise, contact Kelsey Sims at 314-539-4459 or The Cherry Diamond Vol. 113/No. 11 (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




16 Berube Wins Sports Personality of the Year 17 Phase Two Update: West Clubhouse Fitness Center Renovation

18 Honor Veterans this Veterans Day 20 College Basketball Season Tips Off with Luncheon

2 Upcoming Events 4 President’s Column 5 Past President’s Column 6 General Manager’s Column 7 Finance Chairman’s Column 8 Membership

12 Dining 14 Around the Club 21 Athletics 26 Youth Programming 29 Foundations 30 Clubs Within the Club


Class of 2022 Julie Ahrling, Matt Gross, Angie Minges, Duke Niedringhaus, Aaron Pawltiz


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6 50 57 700 122,000

The number of women from the St. Louis community who will be named a 2020 Woman of Distinction. The Jack Buck Awards is celebrating its 50th anniversary this December. The MAC’s member headcount increased by 57 this past year. More than 700 members visited the Stanley Cup at the Downtown Clubhouse. Books for STL Kids has distributed more than 122,000 books since 1998 to more than 85 literacy programs. Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019 F 1

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November Ballroom Dance Lessons (DT)

TUESDAYS: NOV. 5, 12 AND 19 Want to learn the steps for swing, waltz, tango and other dance forms? The MAC Dance Club has enlisted the help of professional instructor Lucy Fitzgerald to help members learn how. 6:45-9 p.m. $60 per person for Dance Club members $67.50 per person for non-Dance Club members

MAC Day at TopGolf FRIDAY, NOV. 8 Please join the MAC Golf Club and Women’s Initiative Group for a special event at Topgolf! No need to be a pro golfer. The fun driving range games are great for any skill level, or come just to enjoy the food and drinks! $40 per person Register online or call 314-539-4402.

Sip and Shop (WE) 2019 Annual WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 Veterans Day family, friends and coworkers to attend Commemoration (DT) Invite this shopping event! Sip on wine while perusing THURSDAY, NOV. 7 Celebrate and honor all those who have served the United States, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at this Veterans Day commemoration. 11:15 a.m. – Reception and military exhibits 12 p.m. – Lunch and program $27.50 per person

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Thanksgiving Day Parade (DT) THURSDAY, NOV. 28 Participate in the annual Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade and ride aboard the MAC float! 8:45 a.m. – Parade begins Register online or contact Katie Maurer at or 314-539-4402.

Thanksgiving Lunch (WE) THURSDAY, NOV. 28

a large variety of vendors offering jewelry, accessories, pampering products, handmade merchandise and other items that would make perfect holiday gifts. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Event is complimentary.

Make a reservation for Thanksgiving lunch and celebrate the holiday with friends and family. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults – $36.95 plus gratuity Children (5 - 12) – $16.95 plus gratuity Children (4 and under) – Gratis

Apollos Fall Concert (DT)

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet (DT)



Join the Apollos as they present “Goldsingers: The Members with the Golden Voices.” This show will feature some of the greatest theme songs from James Bond movies with a mixture of solos and choral pieces. 6 p.m. – Cocktails (signature/cash) 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Program 9:30 p.m. – Afterglow

Showcase the Club to friends and family by inviting them to this delicious holiday buffet. 1-4 p.m. Adults – $36.95 plus gratuity Children (5 - 12) – $16.95 plus gratuity Children (4 and under) – Gratis

December Apollos Nursing Home Tour (DT) MONDAY, DEC. 2 The Apollos invite all members to participate in community service on Monday, Dec. 2. The Apollos will sing Christmas carols for four different nursing homes: Mary Ryder Home, Dutchtown Care and Rehab Center, Riverview Home and Altenheim. 11:30 a.m. – Lunch 1 p.m. – Tour begins

Cocktails with Santa (DT) MONDAY, DEC. 2 Join the Apollos for a holiday season kickoff with jolly ole St. Nick! The Apollos will sing carols, and there will be plenty of wassail to go around! 5-7 p.m. Event is complimentary

Holiday Victorian Wine Dinner (DT) MONDAY, DEC. 2 Join the Wine Society for a Dickens-inspired wine dinner. Black tie preferred. 6:30 p.m. $45 per person for Wine Society Members $60 per person for non-Wine Society Members

Jack Buck Awards (DT) THURSDAY, DEC. 5 Make plans to attend the premier sports banquet in St. Louis, the 50th annual Jack Buck Awards presented by Maryville University. 5:30 p.m. – Cocktails 7 p.m. – Dinner $150 per person, inclusive (Complimentary drinks during reception; drinks by signature during dinner)

Associates Holiday Pregame Party (DT)

Christmas Eve Dinner (DT & WE)



Join fellow Associate members at the downtown MAC to enjoy cocktails and camaraderie! Show off your Club and bring guests along to join in the fun! A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital and support the MAC Sports Foundation benefiting the MAC Charitable Society for Children. $10 per person, inclusive 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Want to change things up and celebrate Christmas Eve at the Club? Prepare for a festive family event featuring mouth-watering dishes, piano music and a cozy atmosphere! DT: 5-6:30 p.m. (Call 314-539-4457.) WE: 5-7 p.m. (Call 314-539-4490.) Adults – $60 plus gratuity Children (5-12) – $13.95 plus gratuity Children (4 and under) – Gratis Registration opens Nov. 24

Breakfast with Santa (DT)

Christmas Day Dinner (DT)

Saturday, Dec. 14 and 21


Santa is coming to the MAC! All the good little boys and girls will have a chance to visit with Kris Kringle. Participate in fun and festive activities and savor a delicious breakfast buffet! 8:30-11 a.m. Adults – $29.95 per person plus service charge Children (5-12) – $14.95 per child plus service charge Children (4 and under) – Gratis Registration opens Nov. 14.

Celebrate a merry MAC Christmas at the Downtown Clubhouse with a special dinner designed by Chef Bart Philipps! 4-6 p.m. Adults – $36.95 per person plus service charge Children (5-12) – $16 per child plus service charge Children (4 and under) – Gratis Registration opens Nov. 25

Family Brunch with Santa (WE) SUNDAY, DEC. 15 Kris Kringle makes a stop at the West Clubhouse to visit with children and their families! Indulge in breakfast buffet favorites. Members are encouraged to bring cameras to capture picture-perfect shots! 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults – $29.95 per person plus service charge Children (5-12) – $14.95 per child plus service charge Children (4 and under) – Gratis

Taste & Tour (DT) MONDAY, DEC. 16 Introduce a friend, relative or coworker to membership at the MAC with a complimentary drink, hors d’oeuvres, opportunity to speak with staff and clubhouse tour. After this event, cheer on the Blues and take the MAC shuttle to the game or stay and watch in the Jack Buck Grille. Blues attire is encouraged. 5:30 p.m. Event is complimentary Register online or call 314-539-4471.


to Register for Events

1. Login to the website ( 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 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.

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from the president What is a MAC membership? It is being a member of the premier club in the region. It is the ability to be involved in tremendous member-focused events and activities. Here are just a few: On Monday, Oct. 14, more than 700 members and their guests packed the Downtown Clubhouse to have pictures taken with the Stanley Cup. Thank you to past Governor Carl Winters, Chris Zimmerman (President and CEO of the Blues and MAC member) and our General Manager Wally Smith for making this happen. It was a great day to be a MAC member. The hard work to make this event run smoothly was incredible. I was honored to speak at the Big M Syndicate dinner meeting on Oct. 14. The Big M Syndicate is one of the many conversational “tables” at the MAC. The Big M has been around since 1961 and is made up of 22 members who share banter, discussion and laughter. It was a great evening to spend time with the many MAC members that have been on the board as either Governors or Past Presidents. Their opinions and discussions were lively and informative. It was a privilege to spend time with them. This group of members is one of the many groups and Clubs Within the Club at the MAC. The Wall Street Table, LB Table, 12 Apostles, Mark Twain Society, along with the other social clubs, provide members with opportunities to meet and know other members with a common interest. With more than 175 social gatherings being held at the MAC in a year, I am sure you can find some that interest you. Thank you to the Missouri Athletic Club membership for voting yes to amend the bylaws to recognize a married significant other as a

full member. Of the members that voted from the 2,325 eligible voters, almost 80 percent voted in favor of this change. This change is not a new direction for the Club but just a reflection of inclusion and growth as we strive to remain the premier athletic, dining and social club for business in the region. On Oct. 15 at the MAC West Clubhouse, Past President Mike Schoedel hosted an evening of food, drink and discussion with many potential committee and board members. The election of officers for the Club is not held until May of 2020, but this was unofficially the kickoff. We had a great evening talking to members about the leadership opportunities and answering any questions that might impact a member’s decision to run. Based on the event and the outstanding members that were present, the future of the Club leadership is bright. Phase Two construction at the West Clubhouse is well underway. The Board of Governors and staff realize that day-to-day routines, the placement of equipment or movement of a class to a new location can be inconvenient for the members. We are trying to make any changes as minimal as possible. The end results will provide a first-class upgrade of the fitness area. Please continue your fitness routine, but look around every day and see the changes that are one step closer to providing you with the facilities you have asked for. The holiday season is nearing, and the Club will be the center of many social settings. Please look over your busy calendars and see if you have some of the following events scheduled. The Veterans Day Commemoration is Thursday, Nov. 7, and Sip and Shop will be

on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the West Clubhouse. The Apollos Fall Concert is on Friday, Nov. 22, where they will dazzle you when they present Goldsingers: The Members with the Golden Voices. On Thursday, Nov. 28, celebrate Thanksgiving lunch with family and friends in the beautiful Missouri Room. The 50th Jack Buck Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5. The event, presented by Maryville University, is one of the premier MAC events and always sells out. Make sure you have your seat secured so you can be present for the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year Award, which will be presented to Blues coach Craig Berube. The event will be hosted by MAC member and KMOX personality Tom Ackerman. Please check the MAC website for additional information. The Trulaske Foundation Campaign continues. As we get near the end of the year and you are doing some tax planning, please remember the building at 405 Washington Avenue. We have a tremendous gift and opportunity to restore the outside of our building. Downtown St. Louis and the MAC are forever linked together. Our building has been, is and will continue to be the center of business in the region. The Missouri Athletic Club is your Club. Continue to use the facilities, invite friends, recruit new members and have the experience that makes the MAC outstanding. Thanks to the staff for making the Club premier.

Kevin Cantwell, President Missouri Athletic Club

Since 1903, the Missouri Athletic Club's mission has been to be the premier athletic, dining, and social club for business, professional, and civic leaders and their families in the St. Louis region.

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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 president’s column from that month will run alongside the current president’s column in each issue of the Cherry Diamond. Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019 F 5

from the general manager There are so many different ways to get involved in the Club, whether it’s serving on a committee, running the timer for the swim meet or participating in a CWC. As the holidays approach, we have a unique way a special person who has the jolly ho-ho spirit can get totally involved. We are in search of a new Santa Claus for the MAC’s Christmas events. Our longtime Claus, Mike Mount, has to take a step back this year, so we need someone to fill those very large shoes this season. It’s a unique position and is so rewarding. If you don’t have your own red suit, we can assist with that and the stuffing (if needed). The good news is that Mrs. Claus (Debbie Burke) will be back after many years and understands “the show,” so she can help this year’s Santa navigate the duties. If you’ve got a calling to participate in these fun events, there are two Downtown Clubhouse Breakfasts with Santa on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 21 and one at the West Clubhouse the evening of Dec. 15. There are also Downtown and West events where President Cantwell and I will pass out holiday cheer checks to the staff that last about an hour from 3 to 4 p.m., with dates to be determined. You’ll also have a chance to get behind the scenes at the MAC and with our staff on a different level, along with

being a part of the merry memories of our members. If you have a jolly soul and a love for kids, this could be your thing. If you’re interested, please contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402. Ho, ho, ho! Speaking of Christmas, we have a great treat coming down the chimney for all of our members. Phase Two at the West Clubhouse will be complete and wonderful to start the new year. We are shooting for a Feb. 1 opening, if all goes according to plan. We appreciate everyone bearing with us during all the dust and construction, and we hope you’re enjoying the video updates we’ve been posting on social media. Through our extensive research over the years, we’ve come up with what we think will be a total package for our reopening, focused on total overall wellness of the whole person, where you have the opportunity to engage in nutritional aspects of living, physical aspects and spiritual aspects through classes like yoga in our awesome new spaces. The holidays are always busy and fun at the MAC. We have the Jack Buck Awards coming up on Dec. 5. What a special night that will be with Coach Craig Berube coming in here and accepting the Sports Personality of the Year as the leader of our world champion Blues! You can learn more

about the awards in the pages of this issue of the Cherry Diamond. We’ve been all about the Blues here at the MAC, and on Oct. 14, we hosted the Stanley Cup Downtown and had hundreds of people smiling as they got pictures to the tune of “Gloria.” It was the Cup’s last stop before it went off to The White House, and we could not be more thankful to Chris Zimmerman and the entire Blues organization for our unique and special morning at the MAC. The MAC is special, so when people talk about competition in whatever form, we need to remember that we’ve been in competition and competing since 1903. At the end of the day, we just need to be the best MAC we can be and focus on why people join the Club. It’s about camaraderie, tradition, reputation, networking, business connections, athletics, family memories and the MAC being the MAC. It’s about you — our members — and the relationships formed. I hope Santa got to read this and calls Katie. See you at the Club,

Wally Smith, General Manager Missouri Athletic Club

At the end of the day, we just need to be the best MAC we can be and focus on why people join the Club. It’s about camaraderie, tradition, reputation, networking, business connections, athletics, family memories and the MAC being the MAC.

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from the finance chairman We are very pleased to report that our 2019 fiscal year, which ended on Aug. 31, was the best in the Club’s history! This is the third year in a row that we have set a record with respect to cash flow generated. During 2017, we generated $1,960,000 of cash flow, in 2018 we generated $2,139,000, and in 2019 we generated $2,224,000. This has given us the resources to enhance the member experience in many impactful ways over that past three years. Improvements to the downtown athletics facilities include updating the weight room and replacing the weight room equipment, refinishing the basketball court, updating the pool and pool deck, creating a functional training room on 5M and remodeling the 11th floor group exercise room. Other downtown improvements include remodeling the secondfloor men’s restroom, updating the ladies’ restroom on 1M and upgrades to our security system. Improvements to the West Clubhouse fitness facilities include expanding the weight room and replacing the weight room equipment, adding restrooms and drinking fountains in the fitness department, creating an all-new yoga room, replacing the spin bikes and replacing the furniture in the squash area. Other improvements include remodeling the childcare facility, resurfacing the parking lot and refurbishing the porte-cochere. Looking ahead to 2020, Phase Two of the West Clubhouse fitness expansion has already

begun and promises to bring added value to our membership. One key driver of our success is that member headcount increased by 57. This is the third year in a row that the number of dues-paying members climbed. We are now 2,447 members strong and are quickly approaching our member cap of 2,500. Included in the 2,447 total are 1,416 Platinum Partner members. These Platinum Partners received a $100 reduction in dues every month. If you are not yet at the Platinum level, all you need to do is recruit a member and have that new member become your Platinum Partner. Then, both you and the new member receive a $100 reduction in monthly dues! Another important driver of our success has been the increase in our operating revenues, which topped $12,000,000 for the second year in a row. Our primary profitgenerating operating departments were overnight rooms and food and beverage. Our rooms department produced $682,000 of profit during the fiscal year 2019, which was another record, and our Downtown and West F&B departments together produced more than $404,000 of profit. You can help your Club continue to grow its operating revenues by referring business to the Club. If you are part of a board or club that meets regularly, consider holding these meetings at the MAC. And if your company or association is planning

their holiday parties, give our catering professionals a call. The MAC is an excellent venue for these types of gatherings. We made good use of the cash we generated during the year. We paid down the Club’s debt by nearly $350,000 and made capital expenditures of more than $1,200,000. We also improved our working capital position which enables us to operate comfortably without accessing our operating line of credit. During FY 2019, we accessed our line of credit only nine times during the entire fiscal year, a vast improvement over years past. As of the end of August, the Club had a long-term debt of $6,009,000 and MAC Redevelopment Corp., which owns our garage, had a longterm debt of $179,000, which will be paid off during FY 2020. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as our Club’s Finance Chairman again this year. I am thrilled that the Club is doing so well. Our positive performance is a result of solid planning that contemplates the future through our 10-year financial plan. We have a thriving club and three foundations that are developing and accomplishing great things. We can all look forward to another prosperous year!

Mark Brandom, Finance Chairman Missouri Athletic Club

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as our Club’s Finance Chairman again this year. I am thrilled that the Club is doing so well. Our positive performance is a result of solid planning that contemplates the future through our 10-year financial plan.

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N EW ME MB E R S F RO M SE P T E M BE R! Elizabeth Bradtke (Zach Mansell) of Washington University was proposed by Adam Bixler. Steven Burghart (Michelle) of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was proposed by Sandy Koller. Jill Butler (John) of RedKey Realty was proposed by Marco Bertarelli. Kent Heintz of BMO Harris Bank was proposed by Rich Waigand.

Thomas Martin of KPMG was proposed by Jeff Wehmer. Caleb Mickey of Washington University Law School was proposed by Tyler Korte. James Mueller of Midwest Regional Bank was proposed by Brad McLaury. Clare Polette (Curtis) of Churchill Center and School was proposed by Jerome Sexton.

Give the Gift


Is there a special person that deserves an extra special gift this holiday season? Give them the gift that keeps on giving! A MAC membership offers top-notch service, amenities and camaraderie for friends, family and co-workers. Invite those special people to join and become a part of the Missouri Athletic Club membership. Contact the Membership Department at membership@ for more information.

GET A TASTE OF MAC MEMBERSHIP with this Holiday Happy Hour

Take advantage of this opportunity to introduce a friend, family member, or co-worker to membership at the MAC! This complimentary event allows guests to get a taste of the MAC membership experience through meet and greets with the staff,

a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres and a tour of the Clubhouse. After this event, cheer on the Blues and take the MAC shuttle to the game or stay and watch in the Jack Buck Grille. Blues attire is encouraged.

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MAC gift cards make the perfect gifts this holiday season. These cards can use them at any point-of-sale location at either Clubhouse. This year opt for a gift card and help your friends and family who are members enjoy the Club even more!

M AC EMPLOYEE Holiday Fund

The holiday season is fast approaching, which prompts us to reflect on the outstanding year of events and accomplishments that we have enjoyed. None of these events would have been possible without the diligent work throughout the year of our wonderful staff. We see them every day, or if we don’t see them, we see the effects of their work in the locker rooms, the kitchen, the basement laundry room and Engineering offices. Our hardworking staff is what keeps both clubhouses running smoothly. Annually, the Employee Holiday Fund extends a holiday bonus to the MAC staff and supports the MAC’s charitable entities. The MAC’s employees are always incredibly thankful to the Club’s membership for this outpouring of appreciation, and a small portion of the funds are allocated to the foundations and the CSC and used to carry on the Club’s values of tradition, community and culture. On your Oct. 31, 2019, statement (both paper and digital), please notice a Voluntary contribution charge in the amount of $100 shown as “Empl Holiday/Foundations Cont.” The funds will be allocated as shown unless you notify the accounting office otherwise. F $90 Employee Holiday Fund F $2.50 Preservation Foundation (tax-deductible) F $2.50 Sports Foundation (tax-deductible) F $2.50 Foundation for the Arts (tax-deductible) F $2.50 MAC Charitable Society for Children (tax-deductible) Remember, these contributions are voluntary and can be left as is or be adjusted in any proportion, if desired, by contacting the Accounting Department or using the form available on the MAC website. ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT F Phone: 314-539-4432 F Email: MAC WEBSITE F My MAC > Communications > Documents > Holiday Fund Contribution Form Thank you for supporting the Missouri Athletic Club, our wonderful employees and foundations. Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019 F 9

BOGEY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB Joins MAC’s Reciprocal Golf Clubs

Missouri Athletic Club members now have access to Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, MO as part of the Reciprocal Golf Program. Through this program, the MAC provides local golf options to members in a variety of ways. Through their collaboration, MAC members are provided with the following privileges at Bogey Hills Country Club: F Up to 10 rounds of golf per year F MAC members are allowed to bring up to 3 guests to fill a foursome, per round F Tee times available 48 hours in advance by calling the golf shop at 636-946-6250

F Tee times are available on Saturday, Sunday and holidays per availability F Free range balls and use of practice facilities are available with round F Dining at all restaurants F All charges incurred will be billed back to the appropriate club member’s account The green fees for MAC members and guests are $55 on Tuesday-Friday and $65 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, and cart fees are $23. Bogey Hills is just one of the MAC’s reciprocal golf clubs, which include: F St. Clair Country Club in Belleville, IL

We are pleased to support the

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F Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, IL F Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, IL F Legends Golf Club in Eureka, MO F Glen Echo Country Club in Normandy, MO MAC members also have the opportunity to become full members at Glen Echo Country Club through the Glen Echo Full Membership Program. Contact the Membership Department at 314-539-4429 or to learn more about this exciting program.

MISSOURI Chesterfield (636) 530-6600

Alton (618) 463-4697

Clayton (314) 862-8800

Edwardsville (618) 659-3780

Frontenac (314) 872-8900

O’Fallon (618) 233-5685

O’Fallon (636) 695-2650

Waterloo (618) 939-9400 (618) 939-2001

St. Louis Headquarters (314) 342-2000 Sunset Hills (314) 909-0238



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“I felt like I was in heaven. If people watch this production, their inner souls will be purified. This really is a performance for the very fortunate.” —Choi Yun Xi, award-winning Korean dance artist

“I found my heart blossoming and opening. It was outside and inner experience combining heaven and earth in one. I felt healing and uplifting in my body, almost like rejuvenation.” —Pamela Marton, priestess

“Shen Yun brings out the most heavenly experience. I feel like my troubles just walked away, it’s a spiritual, peaceful and absorbing experience.” —Steve R. Kates, TV host


Feb 29–Mar 1, Stifel Theatre Exclusive Offer for MAC Members (expires on 12/31/2019) • Best seats • Waived ticketing and facility fees with code: MAC20 • Flexible ticket exchange until 1/15/2020

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Appreciation DINNER

This November, enjoy a scrumptious member appreciation dinner with family and friends in the Jack Buck Grille. On Saturday, Nov. 23, members can look forward to a

NEW YEAR’S EVE Plan to celebrate New Year’s among MAC family this year in the Jack Buck Grille. Enjoy listening to the Carolbeth Trio once again on New Year’s Eve this year. This trio is spearheaded by Carolbeth True, a well-known St. Louis area jazz performer, composer and pianist.

delicious three-course pre-fixed menu for only $19.95. Make a dining reservation online. From 7-10 p.m. that night, Tom Kelly will be performing live for members’ listening pleasure.

MAC CHEFS ATTEND CHEFTOBERFEST On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Missouri Athletic Club’s Chef Barton Philipps, Executive Sous Chef Giuliano Zanti and Pastry Chef Katie Acker participated in Anheuser-Busch’s Cheftoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. Each year, more than a dozen chefs prepare their takes on German-inspired fare, while attendees enjoy the variety of beers from the brewery. This year, their fourth year at the event, the MAC team prepared prime rib chili served with smoked cheddar jalapeño cornbread. 12 F Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019

Thanksgiving CELEBRATE


Order Thanksgiving to go!

Thanksgiving Lunch at the West Clubhouse

Give Thanks at the Downtown Clubhouse

Enjoy the company of friends and family this Thanksgiving without having to worry about preparing the annual feast. Let the MAC’s culinary team prepare the meal in advance, including turkey, ham, sides and dessert. Simply complete the order form and mail it into the West Clubhouse by Tuesday, Nov. 19. Find the form under Dining > Specials on the MAC website, or call 314-539-4490 by Thursday, Nov. 21.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the MAC with a delicious lunch to share with family and friends! Let the culinary team prepare a scrumptious holiday lunch and revel in the cozy MAC atmosphere. F 11 a.m.-2 p.m. F Adults – $36.95 plus gratuity F Children (5-12) – $16.95 plus gratuity F Children (4 and under) – Gratis F West Clubhouse F Call 314-539-4490 for reservations.

Don’t feel like cooking this year? Then gather with friends and family at the Club for a buffet by Chef Bart. The festive Downtown Clubhouse ambiance will add the perfect amount of warmth to the holiday. F 1-4 p.m. F Adults – $36.95 plus gratuity F Children (5-12) – $16.95 plus gratuity F Children (4 and under) – Gratis F Downtown Clubhouse F Register online.

MAC members Mark Belew, Dack Ledbetter and Brian Hayes are proud to introduce …


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NOMINATE A 2020 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION Since 2011, the Missouri Athletic Club has honored six women from the St. Louis area who have been innovative in business and community service. As leaders in our community, our honorees have made a significant impact in many different ways, but mostly through their leadership in business/profession, civic engagement, philanthropic programs and mentorship. These honorees have made a significant impact in many different ways, but mostly through demonstrating excellence, growth, grit/determination and empathy. In 2020, the MAC will continue the tradition of honoring six women from the community and one Rising Star. The Rising Star

should be someone 35 years of age or younger who is leading the next generation of professional women to new heights. To nominate someone for the prestigious Women of Distinction award, please fill out the nomination form and provide supporting documents by Friday, Dec. 20 to Katie Maurer at kmaurer@mac-stl. org. The nomination form is available online under Social > Women’s Initiative Group. Self-nomination will be considered. Please note a woman who is selected as a MAC Woman of Distinction is required to attend the luncheon.


“You have MOLD in Your Closet!”

which will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Downtown Clubhouse. REAL LIFE SOLUTIONS: A woman called one afternoon to tell us a buyer just backed out of purchasing her home due to MOLD. The building inspector called out the blackened marks in a closet as mold and the deal was off. shot. Examination by ourby certified inspector found the spots to asphalt from Upon examination our certified inspector, we found thebeblack spots to the wheelsmarks of the from owners andthe NOT mold. suitcase and NOT mold. be asphalt thesuitcase wheels on woman’s


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MAC Tank Pitch Competition Makes a Splash

The MAC hosted its first-ever MAC Tank pitch competition on Wednesday, Sept. 25, sponsored by Polsinelli. During the event, five entrepreneurial groups — App2Speak, HomeTraq, NextSteps,

PenPath and SpenDebt — battled it out to win the MAC Tank’s Best Investment. At the end of the night SpenDebt, a financial tech company that helps people pay off their debt, took home the title.

MAC Music Trivia Night Strikes the Right Chords

The MAC Downtown Clubhouse was rockin’ on Friday, Nov. 20 for MAC Music Trivia. During the night, attendees enjoyed wine and beer along with a silent auction and music trivia with categories

ranging from pop to classical. Funds from this night went toward supporting the Sports Foundation benefiting the Charitable Society for Children.

A CUT ABOVE THE REST Sponsored by Tri Rinse

Relax and unwind in one of the most private corners of the MAC. Enjoy a complimentary beer or wine along with excellent service. Whether it’s a chairside manicure during your haircut, a hot towel shampoo or an aromatherapy pedicure, you’ll leave looking and feeling your best. Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019 F 15

Berube Wins Sports Personality of the Year BLUES COACH TO BE HONORED AT 50TH JACK BUCK SPORTS AWARDS – DEC. 5 presented by

With a historic season and a golden anniversary to celebrate, the 2019 Jack Buck Sports Awards is shaping up to be a memorable night at the Club. Blues coach Craig Berube has been announced as the 2019 winner of the Missouri Athletic Club’s “Sports Personality of the Year” award. He will receive the award at the 50th Jack Buck Sports Awards banquet, presented by Maryville University, on Thursday, Dec. 5. Berube was named the interim head coach early in the 2018-19 season. In January of 2019, the Blues found themselves in last place. Under Berube, they finished the season strong, going 30-10-5 down the stretch highlighted by a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. They continued their strong play into the postseason, as Berube led the Blues to their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. 16 F Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019

The Sports Personality of the Year, an award MAC member Jack Buck established in 1970 to annually honor the top St. Louis sports figure, is voted on by members of the MAC. Berube is the first Blues coach and eighth member of the organization to win the award, joining Mike Liut (1981), Brett Hull (1990), Curtis Joseph (1993), Brendan Shanahan (1995), Al MacInnis (1999), T.J. Oshie (2014) and Vladimir Tarasenko (2016). The MAC’s Jack Buck Sports Awards is regarded as the premier sports banquet in St. Louis and has honored some of the biggest names in sports history, including Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Brett Hull, Kurt Warner and Albert Pujols. This year’s banquet will be broadcast on KMOX Radio, and a one-hour recap show will air on FOX Sports Midwest. Make reservations through the MAC

website or by calling 314-539-4470. Receive prime seating to the banquet and an invite to the VIP reception by becoming a sponsor. Contact for details.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 5:30 p.m. – Cocktails 7 p.m. – Dinner $150 per person, inclusive (complimentary drinks during reception; drinks by signature during dinner) Downtown Clubhouse Register online or call 314-539-4470. The event always sells out, so make reservations early. Reservations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.


WEST CLUBHOUSE FITNESS CENTER RENOVATION After kicking off construction on the latest phase of upgrades to the West Clubhouse in early September, construction crews have been hard at work taking out walls and preparing for the next stages of renovation. According to Athletic Director Jeff Tuhro, the Phase Two project will continue to be in the demolition phase in the coming weeks as they rework the floor plans for the fitness facilities. “They’ve cut holes in all the walls so getting steel in and out is much easier,” he said. “While we’re still in demo mode, they have to support areas with new steel structures.” While nothing has quite taken shape yet, Tuhro and his team are pleased with the progress so far, and he notes that they will be able to start build-back in the coming weeks. At the end of September, Tuhro and MAC general manager Wally

Smith traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to interview a company called Concierge Physical Therapists about their physical therapy services in the hopes of bringing them to the West Clubhouse. “They only work in private clubs, so they really get the relationship between members and employees,” Tuhro said. “We met and interviewed them and have heard nothing but rave reviews.” They plan to move forward with the company. Additionally, all of the equipment for the new functional training room has been ordered, and Tuhro and senior staff members have had meetings with designers to go over flooring types in each room. They’ve also had meetings with Walltopia, a company that is putting together a bid and proposal for the kid’s area of the upgrades.

For the latest news on the upgrades, keep an eye on the MAC website and social media outlets. Upcoming issues of the Cherry Diamond will feature mini-stories on sections of the Phase Two project as they are completed. Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019 F 17

HONOR V ETER A NS this Veterans Day

The annual Veterans Day Commemoration co-hosted by the MAC and the St. Louis Rotary Club will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Downtown Clubhouse. General Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker for the event, which honors all veterans and highlight three remarkable individuals for their exceptional service. GUEST OF HONOR AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER, GENERAL JOSEPH L. LENGYEL Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Lengyel serves as a military adviser to the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council. He also acts as the official channel of communication to the Governors and State Adjutants General regarding National Guard Business. Prior to this position, General Lengyel served as the Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau. He was an F-16 Instructor Pilot and Weapons Officer with tours in Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe and the Texas National Guard. He has received several major awards and decorations including a Bronze Star Medal, Defense Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters. VETERAN OF YEAR, CLARENCE CHERRY, RETIRED, 8TH AIR FORCE, 350TH SQUADRON, 100TH BOMB GROUP Nominated by Cheri McLaughlin, Clarence Cherry was a Waist-Gunner in a B-17 heavy bomb group in World War II. His crew, known as the Rogers Raiders, flew daring missions 18 F Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019

bombing high-value targets behind enemy lines. One mission, his plane was attacked by German fighters over Berlin and dropped into the North Sea. Cherry and his crew survived the rough, icy waters for 40 hours and were nearly taken prisoner. After returning home, Cherry became an Air Force instructor and an industrial radiographer. He continues to serve the military community by visiting veterans in nursing homes, handing out Christmas presents and being an active member of the American Legion. VETERAN OF ACHIEVEMENT, MEREDITH KNOPP Nominated by David Pokorny, Meredith Knopp’s post-military personal service and professional career have benefited the community and veterans. In addition to developing innovative ways to serve and support veterans during her time with The Mission Continues, her leadership skills earned her an appointment as one of nine (9) Commissioners who serve on the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) in December 2017. Meredith was named President and CEO for the St. Louis Area Foodbank in February 2018, where she lends a voice to the increasing number of Veterans struggling with food insecurity in the bi-state region.

MEL WITT LIFETIME DEDICATION AWARD, THOMAS WILLIAMS Nominated by John Noce, Thomas J. Williams, Sr. is a retired Chief Master Sergeant who wore the U.S. Air Force uniform for 50 years – 27 years on active duty and 23 years as an Air Force Junior ROTC Aerospace Science Instructor. He entered the Air Force in September 1963. During two tours in Vietnam, he served in the 14th Special Operations Wing as a Civic Actions Specialist where he was imbedded in local villages during the 1968 Tet Offensive. In 1990, continuing his lifetime role as mentor to all, he became an Air Force Aerospace Science Instructor in the St. Louis Public School System, until he retired in 2013. Chief Williams actively supports veterans and is currently Commander of American Legion, Fred. W. Stockham – Post 4.

THURSDAY, NOV. 7 11:15 a.m. – Reception and military exhibits 12 p.m. – Lunch and program Downtown Clubhouse $27.50 per person Register online or call 314-539-4470.

HONOR ROLL Thank you for your service!

MEMBER NAME Terrance D. Arndt Archambault, Thomas John P. Baird Robert C. Barnes James T. Barry



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Tipping Off

COLLEGE BASKETBALL The MAC hosted the third annual College Basketball TipOff Luncheon sponsored by Mosby Building Arts on Sept. 25. Basketball fans filled the Missouri Ballroom to hear KMOX’s own Tom Ackerman interview head basketball coaches Dana Ford

(Missouri State), Travis Ford (SLU), Bryan Mullins (SIU-C) and Brian Barone (SIU-E) along with assistant coaches Jamall Walker (Illinois) and Cornell Mann (Mizzou) on the upcoming 2019-2020 season.



MEDIA DAY AT MAC The MAC has become a hub for local college basketball. The Missouri Valley Conference hosted its annual basketball media day at the Club for the first time. The men’s and women’s coaches from the MVC, along with regional media outlets, gathered to preview the upcoming season. RIGHT: THE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE TROPHY 20 F Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019

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Join one of the MAC’s longest-standing traditions and register for a basketball league. Registration for the winter basketball league runs Nov. 11-Dec. 13. The open league plays on Monday and Tuesday nights, and the over-40 league plays on Wednesday nights. Members may join both leagues if they so choose. Both leagues begin the week of Jan. 6 and play exclusively at the Downtown Clubhouse. F $70 per person per league

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A Closer Look For parents who would like to learn more about the Burroughs curriculum and meet our faculty. 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 10 and Thursday, January 16 Please RSVP to 314/993-4045, ext. 242, if you can join us.

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Squash Like a Girl

The MAC celebrated Women’s Squash Week for the first time in late September with free introductory clinics, co-sponsored by the Women’s Initiative Group, the Associates Council and MAC Squash. These 45-minute clinics taught participants the basics of the game, allowing them to hone their skills. On Thursday, Sept. 26, the clinic was followed by an evening social where participants could mingle while enjoying drinks by the courts. Due to the success of their first event, a weekly ladies squash social will take place on Thursdays at the West Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. Contact Squash Director Alex Ingham at to get involved.

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2019 Aspiring Young Artist Winner Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

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Nov. 15- 17: The MAC will host a US Silver Level Junior Tournament for all age categories U11-U19. Enter online at Nov. 20-23: Missouri State Doubles Championships at the Racquet Club of St. Louis. Email Michael Puertas at by Nov. 8 to register. Nov. 29: Thanksgiving Turkey Burner for Handicap Doubles and Singles Squash at the MAC. Ages 12+. Register online or email

Junior Squash Hits the Road This Oct. 4-6, the junior squash players participated in the Louisville Junior Silver Squash tournament. Congratulations to Henry Byrne who placed third in the U19 category, and Charlotte Derdeyn who placed fourth in the U15 category. All 13 players from St. Louis fought hard in their first tournament of the season.

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Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Purser Auditorium at Logan University Guest Artist Keith Boyer, tenor

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Junior Tennis Holiday Camp Improve your child’s tennis ability by signing him or her up for holiday camp on Thursday, Dec. 26, Friday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Dec. 30. Price is per child per clinic per day. Red Ball (Ages 4-8) 12-1 p.m. $20

Peak Performance 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $40

Orange Ball (Ages 8-11) 12-1 p.m. $20

Intermediate 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $20

Tournament Green 1-2:30 p.m. $30 Register online from Athletics > Tennis > Junior Programs. Contact Junior Tennis Director Max Shapiro at or 314-539-4416.

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Registration for the winter basketball league runs Nov. 11-Dec. 13, and leagues begin the week of Jan. 7. The open league plays on Monday and Tuesday nights, and the over-40 league plays on Wednesday nights. F $70 per person per league (members may join more than one league) F Register online from Athletics > Basketball > Leagues. Contact Scott Mattingly at with any questions.


Get ready for the summer 2020 pool season by earning a lifeguard certification through this course taught by American Red Cross certified instructor Erica Thompson. All participants must attend all sessions to complete the course. All classes will be held at the Downtown Clubhouse. F Friday-Sunday, Dec. 27-29 F Friday-Saturday – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. F Sunday – 9:30-3:30 p.m. F Members: $200 F Non-members: $250 F Register online from Athletics > Swim & Dive > Lifeguard Certification.

The MAC’s longtime downtown water aerobics class, led by Rob Scheer, is getting a new name: Aqua Fit. Aqua Fit takes water aerobics to a new level, adding new exercises to change the class up for long-time attendees. This class takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15 a.m. in the Downtown Clubhouse pool. F Register online from Fitness & Wellness > Classes > Registration Calendar (DT)


Just because summer is over does not mean that fitness should take a backseat. The MAC offers private one-on-one personal training sessions in increments of 30, 45 and 60 minutes. They also offer small group training sessions for two, three or four people in 60-minute sessions so you can train with your spouse and friends. Contact fitness managers Courtney Hutt (DT) at or Paul Helfrich (WE) at to get started with a personal trainer.


Come train with World Kickboxing Champion Dan Isaac for a customized kickboxing session. He offers both one-onone and small group training each for either 30- or 60-minute sessions. Kickboxing is $40 per 30-minute session and $55 per 60-minute session, or order three 30-minute sessions for $105 or three 60-minute sessions for $150. Join him for a class to train like a champion. Contact Courtney Hutt at 314-539-4495 to book a session.


Classes use the high energy of dance music along with moves from boxing, karate and other martial arts to put together a unique group class format, which gives you a great cardio, plyometric and HIIT experience. This class is instructed by Dan Isaac and takes place on Thursdays at noon and Fridays at 6 p.m. in the Downtown Clubhouse 11th floor group exercise room. F Register online.


The Downtown Clubhouse athletic department will close on Thursday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving. It will reopen on Friday, Nov. 29 with limited hours (7 a.m.-2 p.m.). Regular hours will resume on Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1.




With the growing popularity of CBD products, the marketplace has become saturated with options. Mislabeling and falsehoods are commonplace when picking a product off the shelf at your local CBD store. Because of this, consumers must be diligent when selecting their CBD. The first step is determining whether to use a topical or an ingestible. Topicals such as creams, lotions and salves are effective for pain relief, anti-inflammation and antispasmodic (muscle relaxant). Topicals work locally where applied and do not enter the bloodstream. Ingestibles such as oil tinctures, soft gels and gummies enter your bloodstream and work systematically to aid

in pain and inflammation response, immunesupport, sleep, stress and more. Topical and ingestible oil tinctures are offered in both MAC Pro Shops The second step is determining how to find a quality product. To do this, look for a certificate of analysis from a third-party lab or COA, which should include the cannabinoid profile, terpene profile and the presence of pesticide, heavy metals, microbes or residual solvents. The cannabinoid profile will show whether the product is a full, broad or narrow/isolate spectrum extract. Narrow or isolate extracts contain CBD alone and no terpenes. Full-spectrum extracts contain the full or nearly full suite of cannabinoids, including THC and terpenes. Broadspectrum extracts also contain multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, but typically exclude THC. Generally, full-spectrum and broadspectrum extracts are preferred due to what is called the “entourage effect.” The multitude of cannabinoids work together and

create a more effective product. The MAC has vetted a quality CBD supplier, Global Advanced Botanicals. Earlier this year, the MAC began carrying their salve and 1000mg Premium full-spectrum oil tincture in both Pro Shops. Their products are tested regularly by third-party labs and manufactured with 100 percent organic ingredients, on pharmaceutical-grade machinery. The salve and oil have been positively reviewed by several MAC members. Recently the MAC has stocked their 1000mg and 1500mg Elite full-spectrum oil tincture, which switches from a hemp seed oil base to MCT (coconut oil) and has a broader cannabinoid and terpene profile. This gives the tincture a less “grassy” flavor and is loaded with 36mg and 57mg of cannabinoids per serving. Members can look at the COA in the Pro Shops and contact medical massage practitioner Jerrad Benton at with any questions.

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BLACK FRIDAY EXTREME SPORTS DAY Have what it takes to be called kings of the court? Find out at the MAC’s first-ever Junior High 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the West Clubhouse. Each team has a five-person max and at least one MAC member must be on each team. Amazing prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams. F Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 F Games start at 1:30 p.m. F $120 per team F Register online or email

ADVENTURE ZIP TRIP Take a trip to Hidden Valley Ski Resort and hop aboard the region’s longest zip line tour. MAC youth and their guests (ages 12+) can race side-by-side on this exciting adventure. Lunch will be provided. F Sunday, Nov. 24 F 12-5:30 p.m. F Members: $105 per person F Members’ Guests: $120 per person F Drop off at 12 p.m. and pick up at 5:30 p.m. at the West Clubhouse F Registration required. Register online.

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This Black Friday, kids can spend the day at the West Clubhouse while parents go shopping or just relax after Thanksgiving. Games include Nerf Wars, capture the flag, ultimate basketball, extreme dodgeball, multi-ball soccer and more to get kids moving! F Friday, Nov. 29 | 1-5 p.m. F Members: $60 F Members’ Guests: $75 F Drop off at 1 p.m. and pick up at 5 p.m. F Optional lunch available for $8 per child. F Register online

NERF WARS HIT THE WEST CLUBHOUSE On Saturday, Sept. 21, the West Clubhouse gym was filled with children ages 8-13 for the first-ever MAC Nerf Wars event. Kids geared up one hour of Nerf War battles, followed by another hour of extreme dodgeball. This event proved to be so successful, that the MAC hopes to recreate it so more kids can join in the fun on Black Friday Youth Extreme Sports Day.

TEE-OFF A LIFELONG LOVE OF GOLF Help kids get a head start on their golf career this winter. During the Little Birdies Golf Clinic, instructor Alisha Matthews helps kids ages 3-6 learn the fundamentals of golf. This six-week clinic makes golfing fun for all while laying a solid foundation from which kids can expand their skills. F West Clubhouse Gym F Wednesdays, Nov. 13 - Dec. 11 F 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. F $125 per child, members only F Register online

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HOLIDAY CAMP MAC Jingle all the way to holiday camp! Sign up kids in grades K-6 to enjoy sports, games, crafts and more while parents can spend the day getting ready for the upcoming holidays. Members can choose between full-day and half-day options to suit their needs. All guests must be registered by a member. Daily registration. There will be an extra $15 walk-in fee if the child is not pre-registered. Walk-ins will not be accepted if there is a waitlist.

Programs Calendar.

F Dec. 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, and Jan. 1 and 2 F Full: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (lunch included) F Half: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. (optional $7 lunch) F West Clubhouse F Members: $55 per full day; $35 per half day F Guests: $70 per full day; $45 per half day F Register online from the Youth Programs Calendar.

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2019 Charity Highlight

Nominated by Heather Winsby, Books for STL Kids is a completely volunteer-run organization that has distributed more than 122,000 books since 1998 to more than 85 existing literacy programs. They invite organizations that serve children from lowincome families to apply for a book grant with applications being reviewed one to two times per year. Funds are awarded as a book credit to be spent on the First Book Marketplace – an online bookstore with thousands of titles at deeply discounted prices. This unique way of distributing books allows the organization to choose the books that best fit the children they serve. These books are given directly to the children so they can take them home to start their very own library. “What’s not to love about books — especially when they are new!? The smell, the crack of the spine and turning those brand-new pages. If people can remember

the magic of their first new book, then they should try and imagine there are children in our community that have no books of their own at home,” said Winsby. The mission of Books for STL Kids is to provide the opportunity for all children in the St. Louis metro area to own and read their first new book. Their goal is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic or other reasons, have little or no access to books. “This is where Books for STL Kids helps. We provide new books to children from low-income families. We work with existing organizations that serve low-income children - this way, we are reaching the hard to reach children. These organizations are already serving this population and know their needs best, which is why we let the organizations choose the books that best fit the children they serve.”

Sip and Shop for the Holidays! Get an early start on holiday shopping while enjoying a glass of wine and other sweet treats at the annual Sip and Shop event, sponsored by the Women’s Initiative Group. A wide array of vendors will transform the West Clubhouse dining room into a shopping heaven, featuring items such as jewelry, accessories, pampering products, handmade merchandise and more! Invite friends, family and coworkers to join in for a fun. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats and a glass of wine are included. Donate to a CSC charity for an additional raffle ticket! WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 5:30-8:30 p.m. F West Clubhouse Event is complimentary Register online or call 314-539-4490.


Leaving a Legacy

If you have included the MAC or one of our Foundations in your estate plan, THANK YOU! We would like to acknowledge your gift in a thoughtful manner and welcome you into the MAC Legacy Society. Please contact: Cynthia Goudy, Director of Foundations 314-797-5474 or Thank you for your generosity ... It matters! Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019 F 29

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OKTOBERFEST On Friday, Oct. 4, members celebrated the fall season with an Oktoberfest at the West Clubhouse. This event, co-sponsored by the Craft Beer Club and the Mark Twain Society, featured specialty brats and craft beers available for sampling.

Concert and Cocktails The Associates hosted one of their largest parties yet on Thursday, Sept. 19 on the rooftop of the Downtown Clubhouse. Members and guests enjoyed drink specials, hors d’oeuvres, games, live music and fellowship.

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Forever Young to be Briefed by General Beckette November holds Veterans Day, and in recognition, the Forever Young Club is pleased to welcome one of the MAC's own, Current Governor and Army Brigadier General (R) E. Tracy Beckette, as its speaker. General Beckette will be speaking as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Eastern Missouri. He will present an overview of the Army's posture and key initiatives in modernization and the new Army Futures Command, readiness and training enhancements and challenges facing Army recruiting. They will hear about the Army's mission and priorities as it faces a more complex and demanding strategic environment which is often characterized by "Hyper Competition" among nations and reinforces the need for readiness and modernization of our forces to ensure "overmatch" against "near-peer" competitors. Join the FYC on Friday, Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the West Clubhouse for this informative look at today's Army.



The MAC offers a variety of Clubs Within the Club to bring together members with common interests. Apollos Mondays, 7 p.m., Downtown Book Club Second Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m., West Business Development Group Third Thursday of the month, 7:15 a.m., Downtown Dance Club Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., Downtown


Goldsingers: the Members with the Golden Voices On Friday, Nov. 22, the MAC Apollos will present their fall concert entitled “Goldsingers: the Members with the Golden Voices,” featuring some of the greatest themes from James Bond movies. Featured theme songs include those from “Skyfall,” “License to Kill,” “Goldfinger” and more. The concert will include a mixture of solos and choral pieces and a full band for the authentic "James Bond" feel.

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Forever Young Club Third Friday of the month, 11:30 a.m., West Invitational Sanctioned Bridge Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 6:15 p.m., West Military History Club Fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., Downtown Toastmasters First and third Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 p.m., Downtown For more information, visit or call 314-539-4402. Cherry Diamond F NOV 2019 F 31

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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.




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Missouri Athletic Club, Cherry Diamond, November 2019  

Learn more about what's going on at the MAC this November.

Missouri Athletic Club, Cherry Diamond, November 2019  

Learn more about what's going on at the MAC this November.