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Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 AUGUST 2018 Cherry Diamond STAFF Publisher – Keith Phoenix Director of Communications – Jim Wilson Content Marketing Manager/Managing Editor – Amy Freeman Communications Coordinator – Emma Frey Design – Lilyann Rice General Manager – Wallace L. Smith To advertise, contact 314-539-4459 or efrey@mac-stl.org. The Cherry Diamond Vol. 112/No. 8 (USPS: 102-560) is published monthly by the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102, (314) 231-7220. Subscription - $48 per year, subject to sales tax. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT ST. LOUIS, MO. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Cherry Diamond, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102

BOARD OF GOVERNORS Officers Keith Phoenix – President Aaron Pawlitz – Vice President Matt Morris – Second Vice President Andrew Carter – Secretary David Smith – Treasurer Class of 2019 Andrew Carter, Matt Morris, Aaron Pawlitz, Keith Phoenix, David Smith Class of 2020 Tracy Beckette, Mark Brandom, Kevin Cantwell, Tim Malyszko, John Pennington Class of 2021 Gene Frederic III, Philip Hayes, Daniel Lett, Jeffery Moore, Nat Walsh

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6 Third Quarter Financial Report 7 New Mobile App 9 MAC Professionals Under 30 14 High School All-Star Soccer

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2 Upcoming Events 4 President’s Column 5 General Manager’s Column 8 Membership 12 Dining 20 Athletics

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18 Foundations’ Month 24 Fitness Expansion and Renovation 26 Education Special Section 31 Speakers Series and Expo

24 Wellness 30 Clubs Within the Club 34 Around the Club 36 MAC Past 37 Snapshots

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The approximate amount raised for the Club’s three foundations since 2015.

The date of the annual Foundations’ Golf Tournament. Read more on page 18.

The approximate number of swim and dive participants this year! The number of shoes that MAC shoe expert Don Cross repairs each year. Check out a video miniseries featuring Don that’s located on the MAC website under Services > Apparel. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018 F 1


>> upcoming events

August Dive-In Movie (WE) FRIDAY, AUG. 17 Bring the family for a movie at the pool! Jumanji will play at sundown. Snack on complimentary popcorn and soda, or feast on an optional dinner for $20 per person. 5 p.m.

Fine Time with French Wine Dinner (DT) THURSDAY, AUG. 23 The Wine Society sponsors this late-summer wine dinner. More details to come! 6:30 p.m. – Reception 7 p.m. – Dinner $45 per person, inclusive for Wine Society members $60 per person, inclusive for non-Wine Society members 2 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018

Foundations’ Golf Tournament MONDAY, AUG. 27 Support the foundations and attend the post-tournament dinner and auction! Also consider donating an auction item. Concert tickets, vacation homes, or golf and airfare packages make great additions! 10:30 a.m. – Registration 11 a.m. – Lunch Noon – Golf 6 p.m. – Dinner and auction Glen Echo Country Club To attend the dinner and auction, or to donate an auction item, contact Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402 or kmaurer@mac-stl.org.

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1. Login to the website (www.mac-stl.org). 2. From the member homepage, register for all events through the web calendar. Access the calendar the following ways: F My MAC > Calendar > Club Events F Within the Quick Links box under Reservations > Events Reservations can also be made by calling: F Downtown: 314-539-4470 F West: 314-539-4490 For any login or registration questions, contact webmaster@mac-stl.org. No shows will be charged in full. Please call with your own reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the event to avoid a one-third charge.


Sprint Triathlon (WE) SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

September Pool’s Out for the Summer! (WE) MONDAY, SEPT. 3 Come join in the fun as the MAC closes the West Clubhouse’s pool for the summer! The afternoon will include activities, entertainment, and a BBQ buffet. 12-4 p.m. Adults – $20 Children (5-12) – $15

Golf Club Championship THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 The Golf Club sponsors this fun day of fellowship with other members! Following a round of golf, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and prizes! Space is limited. Categories will include a men’s and women’s scratch and handicap divisions. 1 p.m. Glen Echo Country Club $45 green fee ($22 cart fee) The first 25 Golf Club members to register receive $25 off their first round of golf.

Speaker Series and Expo (DT) THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 Sponsored by the Business Development Group and St. Louis Rotary, attend this networking expo and educational presentations featuring dynamic speakers Jeff Koziatek, Mary Kausch, and Aprille Trupiano. (Note: Register by Aug. 17 for a chance to win a raffle drawing for four luxury box tickets to the Fox Theatre and dinner for four in the Jack Buck Grille). 11:30 a.m. – Registration and networking 12-4:30 p.m. – Expo open 12 p.m. – Kickoff lunch 12:45 p.m. – Keynote presentations 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Dedicated expo time 2:45-3:30 p.m. – Afternoon speaker presentation 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Networking and happy hour

Challenge fellow members and guests in this annual competition that puts physical stamina to the test! Swim 300 yards. Bike 12 minutes. Run three miles. 6:30 a.m. – Registration 7:30 a.m. – Race begins $60 per member $75 per guest $100 per three-person relay team

Rockin’ in the ‘80s Poolside Party (WE) SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Enjoy a night of friends, fun, and music at the West Clubhouse pool with “That ‘80s Band.” 6 p.m. – Doors open 7-10 p.m. – Concert Price TBD Must be 21 or older to attend.

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from the president Throughout July, your Board members have been talking about several things including Glen Echo Country Club’s Full Membership Program, the West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project, staff changes at the West Clubhouse, and renovations at the Downtown Clubhouse. In case you missed an update while enjoying a summer vacation, an extra dip in the pool, or one more drink on the 1903 patio, I want to touch upon those four topics and some other points so everyone is in the loop. With that in mind, here are some things you should know. This spring, 25 MAC members, as part of Glen Echo’s Full Membership Program, have been enjoying full membership benefits at Glen Echo Country Club for $275 per month in addition to their monthly MAC dues. The cultures of the two clubs meshed well. The MAC has been using this program to gauge members’ interest in utilizing the country club. A few weeks ago, at our request, Glen Echo released another 30 spots to MAC members on our wait list and an additional 20 people have joined the program. If the wait list continues to grow, we are discussing the possibility of another 20 spots. If we learn there are 200 or so interested and committed MAC members, we would consider a meaningful joint relationship or involvement in Glen Echo to add it as a third location for the Missouri Athletic Club. See page 11 for more information about the program and joining the wait list. Phase One construction of the West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project is ahead of schedule and on budget. The projected year end completion date will be a few weeks early. GS&S Construction is doing a fantastic job managing the project. They are conscientious about keeping our facility clean and safe while making great progress. The new yoga and barre studio are included in Phase One. In preparation for expanding program offerings and times, staff are interviewing personal trainers and fitness class instructors. The Club is also preparing to disseminate a survey to all female members and spouses to better understand their

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preferred fitness classes and times. The Club is specifically interested in feedback as many of these women are in the workforce and have a multiple of other commitments so we need to learn how to best accommodate their schedule. Our architect, Steve Burns with V Three Studios, is working on the design for Phase Two, which will be shared once it is finalized. To finance Phase Two, we will develop a capital campaign to raise a portion of the cost. Although we will look to members to help support that capital campaign, it will be voluntary and not involve an assessment. In addition to the exciting renovation changes taking place at the West Clubhouse, the West facility has also recently experienced some staff changes. Charles Williams was promoted from Sous Chef at the Downtown Clubhouse to Head Chef at the West Clubhouse. He is known for his creativity, and is actively working on putting together an impressive culinary team. Courtney Hake was promoted from Catering Manager to Assistant Clubhouse Manager where she will support Darrin Harnetiaux, and serve as the go-to person when he is unavailable. The MAC also hired a new Food and Beverage Manager, Kyle Watson, as an evening supervisor and floor manager. Kyle has experience managing restaurants such as J. Buck’s, P.F. Changs, Stoney River, and most recently J. Gilbert’s Restaurant. We hope these changes will have a positive impact on the West Clubhouse food and beverage. Please join me in congratulating these individuals on their new positions! This past season at the Downtown Clubhouse, bridal parties and others experienced the newly renovated women’s restroom on 1M, which was very well-received. Now, the men’s restroom on the second floor off the Missouri Room is under renovation to mirror the ambiance of the first-floor restroom. Similar to the 1903 bar and fitness renovations, the goal with these renovations is to raise the Club’s facility standard. The Downtown loan, which was secured in December of 2001 to consolidate the Jack Buck Grille and the Sportsman’s Club loans

of $2.2 million, was paid off last month. The monthly payments of approximately $20,000 will now be redirected to the pension fund. Additionally, the vehicle loans for the MAC bus and Honda Pilot will be paid off this month. The MAC redevelopment loan for the garage, which has a balance of approximately $387,000, will be paid off in August of 2020.

In late May, Wally Smith and I held the first gathering of past MAC Presidents to discuss various Club topics. There was a lot of great sharing of information and ideas. We have agreed to host these meetings quarterly, which I hope will help my effort to spread accurate and timely information throughout the membership. Over the past couple of months, I have observed and some of our members have complained, about inappropriate attire at the Club and the fact that many members are not observing and complying with the cell phone policy. The staff at both clubhouses have been re-sensitized to tactfully remind members and guests of the policies. Although this puts the staff in a difficult position to enforce the policy, they have been asked to do so, and I request that you support them and encourage others to comply with the policies. The topics in this column just scratched the surface of the notable things happening at the Club, and with the help of members and staff, I hope we can spread the word.

G. Keith Phoenix, President Missouri Athletic Club


from the general manager In July, I attended the annual City Athletic Club Managers’ meeting. This year, the meeting was held in Calgary so we got to see how the Canadian clubs compare to American clubs, and I got to channel my inner cowboy (see photo). Ultimately, no matter the location, whenever I listen to other club managers talk about the state of their clubs, it continually reinforces for me that the MAC is a great Club in a great position. The Club is doing well financially (see CFO Larry Absheer’s third quarter financial report on page 6); membership is growing (see pages 8 and 10); we’re expanding and renovating (see page 24); and the Club is supporting not only itself but also the St. Louis community through its foundations. Another thing I’ve learned by talking with other club managers is that most private clubs have a philanthropic vein. This has been true for the MAC for many years as well, but has really taken off in recent years with the help of Cynthia Goudy, our Director of Foundations. Cynthia is a part-time MAC employee, but she gives full-time effort to growing the MAC’s foundations. Since she joined the Club in 2015, approximately $625,000 has been raised for the foundations. She also instituted August as Foundations’ Month. For our new members who have not yet experienced Foundations’ Month, throughout August members are encouraged to join the MAC’s All-Star Team by pledging a monthly gift to the foundations through

their statement. Signing up for the AllStar program is easy. Members can contact Cynthia, complete and return the pledge form on page 19, or complete the online form from the MAC’s website or mobile app. This month only, members can also give to the foundations when signing their chits at the Club. Gifts to the foundations are used in important ways. A few years ago, the MAC’s Preservation Foundation funded a $2.3 million HVAC project for the Downtown Clubhouse. While this project was not sexy, it was extremely necessary. Some members are unaware of this project simply because it lacks the visibility of other renovation projects such as the recent women’s and men’s restroom renovations at the Downtown Clubhouse. However, it is very much still on our radar. Now, the MAC has a 30-year fixed loan of $194,000 per year, which we’re obligated to pay back through the Preservation Foundation. Members of the All-Star Team help make this, among other things, possible. Foundations’ Month will culminate with the Golf Tournament and dinner auction on August 27 at Glen Echo Country Club. Special thanks goes out to Mark McClanahan of Mosby Building Arts who is our Presenting Sponsor of the tournament for the second consecutive year. We are excited to plaster Mosby Building Arts’ name everywhere this month to show our sincere appreciation for their ongoing support. If you or your business would like to

support the MAC in a similar manner, there will be another opportunity this year. We’re already planning for the Foundations’ Gala. Save the date for February 8. In addition to party-goers, we’re looking for sponsors in various tiers, including a Presenting Sponsor, and members able to donate valuable items, vacations and experiences for the auction. Contact Cynthia or Katie Maurer for more information. Lastly, for those who want to support the foundations in other ways, the Club is always looking for members for the MAC’s boards and committees. Another way we have harnessed the Club’s philanthropic effort is by adhering to our foundational bylaws and reconstituting a new board for each of the Club’s three foundations annually. The leaders of these boards typically serve threeyear terms so if you want to serve the Club and the St. Louis community through the foundations, let us know. We’re always looking for members who can offer at least one of the three Ws (wisdom, wealth, and workers). Thank you to all the members who already support the MAC’s foundations through the All-Star program, planned gifts, sponsorships and donations. This month, we celebrate you! See you at the Club,

Wally Smith, General Manager Missouri Athletic Club

The MAC is a great Club in a great position. The Club is doing well financially; membership is growing; we’re expanding and renovating; and the Club is supporting not only itself but also the St. Louis community through its foundations.”

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from the chief financial officer The Club’s fiscal year runs from September 1 through August 31. The third quarter of our 2017-2018 fiscal year ended on May 31, 2018. During the first nine months of our fiscal year, revenue from departmental operations totaled $8,923,269. This total was $205,322 less than plan and $113,320 more than the prior year. Membership dues reached $5,964,852. This total was $103,551 less than plan and $212,246 greater than last year. Total resident members in May 2018 stood at 1,540 with total dues-paying members of 2,375; the corresponding totals for May 2017 were 1,517 and 2,349, respectively. We had 388 Diamond Club members in May 2018, which compares to 446 last May. There were 1,312 Platinum Partners in May 2018, which compares to 1,170 last May. Unallocated costs have accumulated to $6,573,610 so far this year. This total is $33,127 less than plan and $161,109 more than last year. Net operating cash flow (net income before depreciation) of $1,653,424 was generated during the first nine months of our fiscal year. This amount is $172,550 less than plan and $31,406 less than last year. Capital expenditures during the first three quarters of our fiscal year totaled $569,853. Of this amount, $227,388 has been spent Downtown and $342,465 was spent at the West Clubhouse. The Club ended the quarter with $124,788 of cash on its balance sheet. The line of credit balance at the end of May 2018 was zero. As of the end of May, the Club had longterm bank debt of $6,262,045 and MAC Redevelopment Corp., which owns our garage, had long-term bank debt of $418,732 for a total of $6,680,777. We are currently paying down our debt by approximately $44,500 per month. If you have any questions concerning the Club’s finances, please contact the Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Larry Absheer, at 314-539-4477 or labsheer@mac-stl.org, or Pam Roth, the Club’s Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting, at 314-539-4400 or proth@mac-stl.org.

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YEAR-TO-DATE THROUGH MAY

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WINE JAZZ &

Under the Stars Babette Meiners & Peggy Ritter (co-chairs)

where: Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017

when: Friday, September 14th from 6:00-9:00pm featuring: Live entertainment from Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers Cost: $75-$90 per person.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the radio station and its mission to support classical music programming

Classic 107.3 FM and 96.3 HD2

Call Pam Thomas or Linda Shedlofsky at 314-881-3523 or e-mail Pam at pthomas@rafstl.org for information. For reservations visit www.rafstl.org/wineandjazz


STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CLUB:

Download the New Mobile App! Staying in touch with everything MAC is now easier than ever with the new mobile app.

The Missouri Athletic Club’s new mobile application officially launched on July 23. Download the new app and enjoy long-term benefits such as: F Login only once F Timely notifications F Easier navigation and access to online F Special Club promotions registration, bookings, and statements F Skip sign-in at Club entrances INSTRUCTIONS 1. Go to your device’s app store (iTunes for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices). Search for Clubessential, and download and install the app. 2. Once installation is complete, open the app and allow push notifications and location services to receive important Club communications. 3. Enter the following Club ID on the sign-in screen: mac 4. Login using the same username and password that you use for the MAC website. NOTE: Clubessential is the MAC’s website and mobile app provider. Their logo will display as the mobile app icon on your device once downloaded.

Contact webmaster@mac-stl.org for assistance.

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NEW MEMBERS FROM MAY AND JUNE!

Alm, Kevin (Tami Jo) of Edward Jones was proposed by Rich Broyles Auer, Kerry (Lynne) of Stifel was proposed by Kyle McEvoy Baron, Laura (Jonathan) of Mitre Corporation was proposed by Michael Ellenhorn Barry, Andrea (Thomas) of Deloitte & Touche LLP was proposed by Matt Claus Berry, Kurt (Katherine) of BKD, LLP was proposed by Tony Spratte Boschert, Allison (David) of Dolan Memory Care was proposed by David Dolan Burggraf, Carrie (Charles) of Home Care Assistance was proposed by Tim Sansone Collard, Brian (Amy) of Rabo Agrifinance was proposed by Daniel Clinard Corrigan, Keegan (James) of Entegrity Energy Partners was proposed by John Carroll Crowe, James (Rachelle) of Edward Jones & Co. was proposed by Mark Gaertner Crowe, Paul (Jennifer) of Hunter Engineering CO., LLC was proposed by Tom Albus Dooley, Anjali of Forefront Telecare, Inc. was proposed by Tony Cancila Dorsey, Mark (Laurie) of Pace Properties was proposed by Ryan Kiernan Dugan, Morgan (Kathryn) of The Maschhoffs, LLC was proposed by Matt Claus Ehlich, Rebecca (Andrew Szczuka) of Jeff. Co. Health Department was proposed by Tyler Bender Elsner, Alicia (Patrick) of KSDK-TV was proposed by Paolo Masetti Eversgerd, Brandon (Kate) of Lawrence Group was proposed by T.A. Goodwin Fales, Tobin (Rebecca) of Parkway School District was proposed by Rob Koontz Flynn, Patrick (Elizabeth Conrad) of Columbia Threadneedle Investments was proposed by Shawn Williams Fowler, Jonathan (Claire) of J.F. Electric was proposed by Tim Powers

Greeson, John (Sally) of Suburban Indus. Packaging was proposed by Mark Cusumano Griesedieck, Katie (Sam Striler) of Temple and Hentz was proposed by Carl Hogan Guletz, Nicholas (Kristina Carrico) of Grimco, INC. was proposed by Mike Burns Hall, Richard (Elizabeth) of Snapcom 360 was proposed by Chris Michalak Healey, Dan (Mullally) of Edward Jones was proposed by Callaway Lawlor Hoffman, Jay (Laurie) of Hoffman Law Firm/ State of Ill. was proposed by Richard Mark Hufford, Daniel (Hannah) of Huffords Jewelry was proposed by Sara Burns Hummert, Dan of Wells Fargo Advisors was proposed by Julie Hummert Keller, John of Renaissance Financial was proposed by Matt Gross Konsky, James (Kaitlan Grays) of College Preparation Station was proposed by Keith Phoenix Lawler, Benjamin (Rebecca) of Tom James Company was proposed by Justin Fowler Lee, Tom (Kim) of Stifel was proposed by James Zemlyak Leritz, Michael of Alvarez and Marsal was proposed by Daniel Tlapek Lewis, Erika (Frecky) was proposed by Elizabeth Lewis Lockwood, Robert (Joan) of Emerson was proposed by Keith Phoenix McMillan, Michael of Urban League was proposed by Jim Hacking Minor, Austin was proposed by Brett Benyo Minton, Matt (Nora) of More Realtors was proposed by Mark Minton Mudd, Joseph of Bianco Properties was proposed by Chris Hyams Mullen, Brook (Lisa) of Stifel Bank & Trust was proposed by Clinton Wright

Oruwari, Patrick (Jovita) was proposed by Leonard Adewumni Ott, James (Kristin) of Frederic Co., Inc. was proposed by Gene Frederic Petersen, Jodi of Bank of America was proposed by Keith Phoenix Polansky, John (Tracy) of Webster Groves School was proposed by John Lake Samudrala, Siresha (Adam LaBore) of Veterans Hospital Administration was proposed by Rob Leavitt Stevens, Pam of Equifax, INC. was proposed by Tony Cancila Stieven, John (Natalie) of Central Trust Company was proposed by Jeff Otto Studdard, MaCauley of Elm Tree Funds was proposed by Barrett Studdard Vienhage, Rocco was proposed by Chris Growe Wang, Johnny (Alma) of Stinson Leonard Street, LLP was proposed by Alex Lee Weber, Brett of Gunn Law Firm was proposed by John Gunn Wentworth, Andrew of Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging was proposed by James Godfrey Willi, Timothy (Kim) of Wells Fargo was proposed by Tripp Zumwalt Williams, Robert (Emily Fieser) was proposed by Keith Phoenix Wingbermurhle, Bryan (Pamela) of New Age Medical was proposed by Jim Hudson Wiss, Joseph (Abigail Crimmins) of Stifel was proposed by Chris Saracino

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MEMBERS MAKE ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S LIST OF 30 UNDER 30 The St. Louis Business Journal recently published a list of 30 up-and-coming St. Louis professionals under the age of 30. Congratulations to MAC members Jeff Wehmer and Bradley Crecelius for making the list! JEFF WEHMER, SANDBERG PHOENIX & VON GONTARD, P.C. CD: Describe your profession and title. JW: I am an attorney with Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard, P.C. My practice focuses on product liability, premises liability, and fiduciary litigation defense. I regularly defend clients exposed to high-profile multi-milliondollar verdicts. CD: How long have you been a MAC member? JW: I officially joined the MAC on November 4, 2014. CD: What made you want to join the MAC? JW: I’ve always used recreational centers offered by the educational institutions I have attended for lifting weights and basketball. When I graduated law school I was looking for an athletic club that offered these amenities. At that same time, at work, I was regularly working on cases with now President of the MAC, Keith Phoenix. Keith introduced me to the Club and what it had to offer. After exploring the Club and getting to know some of its members, the decision to join was a no-brainer. CD: Have you held any events or business meetings at the Club? JW: I have not personally held any events at the MAC. However, I have supported many events put on by the Club or Club members including whiskey tastings, dinners, award ceremonies, and networking events, as well as contributed to and participated in various events put on by the MAC’s Clubs Within the Club. CD: Have you used the Club for networking? JW: Absolutely. Not necessarily in the sense of direct marketing, but I continuously make an effort to meet new people and discuss ways we can help each other’s businesses, practices, and careers. I’ve benefited directly from making these new relationships. CD: What are some of your favorite aspects of the Club? JW: The Club’s camaraderie and tight-knit community are two of my favorite aspects of the MAC. Being able to work out or play basketball and then head down to the Jack Buck Grille for food and drinks with friends is an experience that is hard to beat. Additionally, the employees and staff make the Club a place where you want to hang out. CD: Why should other young professionals join the MAC? JW: I strongly recommend the MAC to any young professional I meet, and encourage other members of the Club to do the same. The larger-scale benefits such as networking, building relationships, and the facilities are obvious. However, it is the little benefits that make the Club great. Having a place to call your own and feeling welcome every time you walk through the door is something I truly appreciate. Additionally, having a place to take your family and friends or to use for business meetings outside of the usual general-public norm seems to always add an extra bit of excitement to the occasion.

BRADLEY CRECELIUS, KPMG CD: Describe your profession and title. BC: I am a Senior Associate in the Business Tax Services group at KPMG. I serve a variety of clients, providing assistance in areas such as tax compliance and consulting, as well as tax provisions, and financial statement disclosures. CD: How long have you been a MAC member? BC: I have been a member for about two and a half years. CD: What made you want to join the MAC? BC: My father and grandfather were both past members of the MAC and a friend of mine, Jay Link, is a current member. Jay showed me around, and he helped me see all the benefits and opportunities that the MAC offered. CD: Have you held any events or business meetings at the Club? BC: The only business meetings I've held at the MAC have been downtown over lunch. The buffet provides a delicious meal in a very formal setting that is nice for hosting clients as well as having internal meetings over a "working lunch.” I have not personally needed anything larger; however, other members of the MAC within my firm have. Given the right opportunity I would definitely utilize (the Club for events or business meetings). CD: Have you used the Club for networking? BC: I have attended various events and gotten to know new people I wouldn't have otherwise met. So far, this has resulted in new friendships, but there is always the possibility down the road that these friendships could help identify an opportunity or need that turns into a mutually beneficial professional relationship. CD: What are some of your favorite aspects of the Club? BC: The Club has so many great benefits to offer. Both locations are great depending on if I'm in the office, with a client, or traveling from home. The West Clubhouse is the only place I've found where I can play squash. The Clubs Within the Club offer so many opportunities to participate in hobbies and events with others who share a common interest. CD: Why should other young professionals join the MAC? BC: There are so many reasons to join as a young professional. You are surrounded by successful and interesting individuals across a wide variety of fields and backgrounds; there is no shortage of opportunity to network with others. The athletic facilities offer everything you could find at a gym, and the food is divine. Plus, the pregame before Blues and Cardinals games is so much fun, and the shuttle to watch the Blues is a complete game changer!

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WALK A MILE

in Her Shoes The Missouri Athletic Club's Women’s Initiative Group is seeking teams of MAC men to walk in support of the YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The Club is honored to join other men and women throughout St. Louis in benefiting the YWCA’s women’s resource center that works with police, hospitals, and victims of abuse. For more information, visit www.ywca.org. Grab a pair of red heels, and walk a mile in her shoes. Purchase appetizers and cocktails after the event. Former St. Louis Rams offensive tackle and 2016 Hall of Fame inductee, Orland Pace, is the honorary chair! F 4:30 p.m. – VIP registration F 5 p.m. – General registration F 6 p.m. – Walk begins rain or shine

F MAC side parking lot F Individual pre-registration – $25 per person; Individual day-of registration – $30 per person F Team pre-registration – $250 per team of ten; Team day-of registration – $300 per team Registration includes event shirt and a pair of high heels for men (based on availability). To register, visit www.ywcastlouis.org/ Walk_A_Mile_in_Her_Shoes. Contact Najah Fennoy with any questions at 314-539-4448.

The Missouri Athletic Club is excited to report that Phase 1A of the West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project is slated for completion by November! With excitement buzzing around St. Louis surrounding the Club’s multimillion dollar project, membership interest has continued to remain strong throughout the summer. In fact, the MAC is proud to have welcomed 28 new member families last month! Due to membership success, numbers are drawing even closer to the Club cap of 2,500 with only 87 spots remaining. As the Club continues to grow, talks continue about raising the initiation fee at the beginning of next year. What does this mean for members? Don’t wait! It’s your right and privilege to invite friends, family and colleagues to your Club, and now is the perfect time. Bring them aboard, and help membership “close the gap towards the cap” before an official wait list is enacted. Contact the membership department at membership@mac-stl.org with any questions or to propose a new member.

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DUAL MEMBERSHIP:

A Q&A with MAC and GECC Member Tim Powers Tim Powers snagged one of the first 25 full-membership spots that Glen Echo Country Club opened to MAC members earlier this summer. Since then, he’s been an avid supporter of the course and encourages fellow MAC members to sign up for the wait list. CD: Why did you apply for the Glen Echo Full Membership program? TP: Golf has been an important activity for myself and our family. To be able to extend our MAC activities to a private, established facility like Glen Echo is a big win for us! CD: How have you utilized Glen Echo Country Club so far? TP: I am playing more golf personally. My wife and kids are utilizing golf and the pool as well. One aspect I’m enjoying most is golfing as a family as well as with other MAC families. CD: Have members of your family joined you in using GECC? TP: Yes! Golf, swimming, outdoor tennis, dining. CD: Are there other aspects of Glen Echo that you hope to utilize more this year?

TP: Tennis and more family dining as well as more business event hosting. CD: If another member was considering this program, would you encourage them to join the wait list? TP: Absolutely. The more MAC members we have utilizing the program, the more opportunities we have in using GECC together. This is a great extension of the many MAC activities that we currently enjoy being a part of. It is a win-win for both clubs, and we have been hearing that firsthand from their management and members. CD: Would you like to see this program extended indefinitely into the future and/or to more MAC members? TP: : Yes, definitely! CD: How would you like to see this partnership evolve in the coming years? TP: I would like to see continued increase in participation from our MAC members. With increased participation comes sustainable, healthy financials and sustainability for a great partnership for many years.

GE AR UP FOR FA LL GOLF SEA SON AT GECC Due to the overwhelming popularity of Glen Echo Country Club’s Full Membership Program, the country club recently released an additional 30 spots to MAC members, adding to the initial 25 that were quickly filled. Of these 30 spots, 20 have been filled and only 10 remain. If you’d like to jump onboard and enjoy a delightful fall season of golf, contact Michael Gray at 314-539-4471 or mgray@mac-stl.org to join the official wait list.

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NEW FACES AND POSITIONS CHARLES WILLIAMS Charles Williams was promoted from Sous Chef at the Downtown Clubhouse to Chef at the West Clubhouse. Charles joined the MAC in 2016 and boasts more than ten years of food and beverage experience. He is known for his Latin cooking, specifically, dishes with Puerto Rican influences. “I love braised pork and rice with sweet plantains, or mofongo, which is a green plantain mash with a pork or beef stew inside of it,” Chef Williams noted. “I love burrata, truffles, bulls blood micro greens, and pretty much everything.” Outside of work, Charles enjoys Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey, Colts football, Pacers basketball and OCSC in the MLS. He spends Sundays with his wife and threemonth-old son.

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COURTNEY HAKE In early June, Courtney Hake was promoted from Catering Manager to Assistant Clubhouse Manager at the West Clubhouse. She is excited to grow her position and further support Darrin Harnetiaux in managing clubhouse operations.

KYLE WATSON Kyle Watson was recently hired as the West Clubhouse’s new Food and Beverage Manager. Kyle possesses more than ten years of restaurant management and sales expertise. His work as manager at P.F. Chang's Bistro and assistant manager at Stoney River made him a qualified candidate for this position.


Specials IN THE JBG LATE SUMMER

A KING FOR A DAY

The West Clubhouse hosted a Father’s Day Brunch fit for a king on June 17! Dad was the center of attention as families gathered to celebrate together and enjoy the delicious finery.

MEMBER APPRECIATION PRIME RIB DINNER

Member Appreciation weekend is back Aug. 10-11. Members may enjoy a threecourse prime rib dinner in the Jack Buck Grille for $19.95 per person. Dinner includes Caesar salad, prime rib, baked potato, seasonal vegetables, and the pastry chef’s surprise for dessert. Make a reservation online or call 314-539-4417.

THE SEHY FAMILY WAS ALL SMILES; GRANT DINO AND HIS DAUGHTER EMERSON CHERISHED SOME FATHER-DAUGHTER TIME; THE RALLO FAMILY GATHERED TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE. PHOTO CREDIT: DANIELLE THRELKELD, DAY 1 PHOTO

SAVE THE DATE!

Tom Kelly returns on Saturday, Sept. 8 to set the night to music. The evening will feature a three-course Italian special for $29.95 per person. Reservations are recommended.

PRE-CONCERT AT THE MAC

A fantastic lineup of concerts is slated for this fall! Don’t forget to make reservations in the Jack Buck Grille for pre-concert food, drinks, and shuttle rides. Make a reservation online or call 314-539-4417. Aug. 24: Journey and Def Leppard – Busch Stadium Aug. 25: Luke Bryan – Busch Stadium Sept. 6: Ed Sheeran – Busch Stadium Sept. 13: Maroon 5 – Enterprise Center Sept. 18: Taylor Swift – The Dome at America’s Center Oct. 30: Elton John – Enterprise Center

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Soccer All-Stars

Shine Bright

AT S H OWC A S E G A M E S 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 34th annual UMB Bank All-Star games presented by the Missouri Athletic Club. In the opening game, Haley Jakovich (Eureka H.S.) scored a goal in leading her South squad to a 4-1 victory and earned her team’s Most Valuable Player Award. Emily Groark (Incarnate Word) was named the MVP for the North squad. In the boys game, Alsadiq Hasan (Lindbergh) scored a goal and led the South to a 4-1 victory. Hasan was named MVP for the South team and Jack Edwards (CBC) was MVP for the North. Sponsored by UMB Bank, the annual event recognizes two players for their performance on and off the field with $1,000 scholarships. Hasan and Sophie Patterson (Incarnate Word) were the recipients. Long-time Chaminade coach Dave Gauvain was presented the Steve Krause award for his dedication to local high school soccer. Soccer Master sponsored the Mary McDermott MVP awards. TOP ROW FROM LEFT: ALSADIQ HASAN (LINDBERGH) DRIBBLES PAST A DEFENDER: EMMA COLLIER (COR JESU) BATTLES AGAINST ANNA MEYER (ST. CHARLES). MIDDLE ROW FROM LEFT: MIKE GAUVAIN RECEIVES THE STEVE KRAUSE AWARD; PRESIDENT KEITH PHOENIX PRESENTS THE SAM COPPLE GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR AWARD TO SAM GOMEZ (WEBSTER GROVES). BOTTOM ROW FROM LEFT: ISAAC PEARSON (MAPLEWOOD) LOOKS TO MAKE A MOVE AROUND JACK EDWARDS (CBC); STEVE KRAUSE AWARDS SOPHIE PATTERSON (INCARNATE WORD) THE UMB BANK COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP.

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Grab the family and head to the West Clubhouse pool to watch “Jumanji.” Snack on complimentary popcorn and soda. Dinner by signature is optional at $20 per person. This is a fantastic way to celebrate the final weeks of the pool and make new friends with fellow members! 5 p.m. F Movie begins at sundown F Register online or call 314-539-4490.

CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER WITH THESE “LAST HURRAH” EVENTS!

Pool’s Out for the Summer!

Rockin’ in the ‘80s Poolside Party

Come join in the fun as the West Clubhouse concludes pool season 2018! Kids can take part in fun activities, jam and jive to a D.J.'s tunes, and eat all the BBQ they want from the provided buffet. Give the kids one last chance to get their swim on!

Enjoy a night of friends, fun, and music at the West Clubhouse with “That ‘80s Band.” The West Clubhouse pool makes the perfect backdrop for a rockin’ party so prepare to dance the night away! A costume contest will be held with a prize for the most creative attire. Members are also encouraged to submit photos of themselves from the 80’s! Register online or call 314-539-4490.

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Noon-4p.m. F Children (5-12) – $15 F Adults – $20 Register online or call 314-539-4490.

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KEEPIN’ THINGS COOL This summer offered plenty of heat and humidity, but the MAC cooled things down with a variety of camps, pool events, swimming and all-around FUN!

AN EPIC SUMMER OF SWIM AND DIVE! Swim and dive teams were maxed out at approximately 250 participants this season. Special thanks to parent reps and coaches who offered excellent programs and instruction for youth.

THE GREEN SPACE AT THE WEST CLUBHOUSE WAS QUITE EXCITING DURING A SWIM TEAM MEET.

A RACE TO THE FINISH LINE The second annual Boat Regatta took place on June 15 and was pure fun and good-hearted competition. The boat designs were incredible and featured a variety of creations such as a Minion-themed boat, a “TitaMAC,” a “Castaway” boat, and others designed as sharks and dragons! After the kids’ race was completed, the adults took to the water and attempted a race of their own. View the race results below! KIDS RACE: 1st – Marcus Bahr family; 2nd – Adam Irace family ADULT/CHILD RACE: 1st – Bobby Shah family; 2nd – Benjamin Westbrook family MOST CREATIVE: 1st – Benjamin Westbrook family (TITAMAC); 2nd – Sean McKeon family (Castaway) PHOTO CREDIT: KARI R. FREY, FREYTOGRAPHY

JULY FOURTH PARADE Independence Day was hot and steamy this year with temperatures above 95 degrees, but that didn’t stop the MAC from waving its red, white and blue! 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 along the parade route. 16 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018

MAC SWIM MEET.

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SUMMER CAMP: Sports, Swimming and Sun! Kids had a ball in summer camp MAC this year! Their days were filled with professional sports instruction, themed activity days, field trips, and plenty of sunshine!

TOP PHOTO: TIE-DYE DAY. ABOVE FROM LEFT: CINDERELLA MEETS AND GREETS WITH CAMPERS ON SUPERHERO DAY; CAMPERS RIDE THE SHUTTLE TO EXPLORE ONONDAGA STATE PARK; KIDS LEARNED THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GOLF. LEFT: EVERYONE SHOWED THEIR SPORTS TEAM SPIRIT ON SPIRIT DAY!

A MAC MASTERPIECE

Art Camp

The Club held an inaugural art camp July 16-20 for grades K-3 and 4-8. The camp, sponsored by the Foundation for the Arts, was led by Julie Bugnitz, art teacher at City Academy. Children worked on various projects using an array of mediums such as sketching, painting, constructing, and more! Throughout August, purchase these pieces of art for a $20 donation to the foundations. Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018 F 17


AUGUST IS FOU NDAT IONS’ MON T H!

Celebrate the third annual Foundations’ Month a variety of ways, and learn more about what they’ve accomplished in the St. Louis community. This past year was a stellar year for the Club’s three foundations. As the MAC embarks on its third annual Foundations’ Month, recent successes can only be attributed to the support of Club members. Not only is the Missouri Athletic Club a premier dining, athletic and social club, but the title of “philanthropic leader” has been added to its list of accomplishments. Thank you for your support and philanthropy. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOOP DEDICATION On June 1, the MAC partnered again with Habitat for Humanity and dedicated a basketball hoop to a family in need. As part of an ongoing effort to reach out to the community, the Sports Foundation, with the help of the MAC basketball leagues and Women’s Initiative Group, created an initiative to dedicate and install basketball hoops at several Habitat for Humanity homes. Governor Kevin Cantwell attended this recent event to show the support of the basketball leagues, as did Director of Foundations, Cynthia Goudy.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT? Become a Monthly or Planned Giver Two of the most popular ways to support the Club’s three foundations are: F F

To become a member of the All-Star team by donating a set amount on each monthly statement (see the donation form on the opposite page). Remember the Club in your estate.

Participate in the Green Chit Initiative Throughout the month, all chits will be green, and you will have an opportunity to join the All-Star program by pledging a gift to the foundations on your chit. The month will end with the annual Foundations’ Golf Tournament. Attend the Foundations’ Golf Tournament Dinner and Auction On Monday, Aug. 27, the annual Foundations’ Golf Tournament, presented by Mosby Building Arts, will take place at Glen Echo Country Club. Golf play is sold out, but register 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.

S AV E T H E D AT E

for the Foundations' Gala On Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the MAC will host the Foundations’ Gala. Support the foundations by donating an auction item or sponsoring the Gala. New this year, the Club is looking for a presenting sponsor for the Gala.

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F OU N DAT IONS’ A L L - STA R PROGR A M When considering your charitable giving, please include the Missouri Athletic Club’s 501c3 foundations among your options. Our foundations put your tax-deductible contributions to work within the Club and the St. Louis community. HOW CAN YOU HELP? MAC members give in two ways: 1. By participating in our monthly giving program, you will become part of our All-Star team! 2. Remembering the Club in your estate plan. ALL-STAR PROGRAM Join our All-Star team of monthly givers by pledging a donation to the foundations on your monthly statement. Please complete and return the form below, or complete the form available online by logging into the MAC website. Contact Cynthia Goudy, Director of Foundations with any questions or to discuss your planned gift at 314-797-5474 or cgoudy@mac.stl.org.

PL EDGE F OR M Thank you for supporting the Missouri Athletic Club’s foundations. Please complete the following form. Monthly Gift Amount: o $25 o $50 o $75 o $100 o Other $ Note: This gift will appear on your monthly MAC statement until instructed otherwise. One-Time Gift Amount: I would like to give a one-time gift of $ Foundation Designation: Your gift will be allocated 80% to the Preservation Foundation, 10% to the Sports Foundation, 10% to the Foundation for the Arts. If you would like a different allocation, please contact Cynthia Goudy. o Designate my gift to the Charitable Society for Children via the Sports Foundation. Payment Information: o Please charge the amount indicated above to my account. Print Name

Signature

Date

Member Number

Recognition: How would you like your name listed on recognition materials? o Please make my gift anonymous. Please return the form to Cynthia Goudy, Director of Foundations Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102 Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018 F 19


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GOLF

for the

GALS ALL MEMBERS

Compete in the Golf Club Championship All members are invited to sign up for the annual Golf Club Championship sponsored by the Golf Club. Compete in a round of golf, sample hors d’oeuvres, and win prizes! Both men’s and women’s categories will compete for a championship division (scratch) and a handicap division. Space is limited so sign up quickly.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 F F F The Women’s Initiative Group hosted its first ladies golf outing at Glen Echo Country Club on June 14. Participants enjoyed light snacks, margaritas, and golf instruction by MAC head golf pro Maria Palozola. Although the day was a hot one, the turnout was impressive with more than 20 ladies who gathered for the fun! 20 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018

1 p.m. $45 green fee ($22 cart fee); the first 36 MAC Golf Club members to register receive $25 off their first round of golf Glen Echo Country Club

Register online or call 314-539-4402.


Youth

P R O G R A M S YOGA FOR THE YOUNGSTERS Stay tuned for youth yoga classes coming this fall in the newly-renovated yoga studio!

MACTIVITIES TO RESUME IN OCTOBER

On Oct. 5, MACtivities will resume at the West Clubhouse. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., children ages 5-12 can enjoy games, sports, art, and more in the gym, while parents revel in dinner and drinks. Children ages birth to four years old can spend time in the child care center with activities and games. Movie nights take the place of MACtivities every third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. in the West Wing.

YOUTH GOLF

MAC golf instructor Maria Palozola instructs this six-week clinic for ages 6-12 at the West Clubhouse gym. F Monday, Oct. 1 F 4:30 p.m. F $125 per participant for six-week session Register online from the Youth Programs Calendar.

LIL’ MACS: YOUTH LACROSSE + SOCCER

FALL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Session One F Sept. 5-Oct. 10 (Wednesdays) at 9:30 a.m., or F Sept. 6-Oct. 11 (Thursdays) at 9:30 a.m.

Registration for the fall basketball league runs Aug. 8-27, and league play begins Sept. 10. The open league plays on Monday and Tuesday nights, and the over-40 league plays on Wednesday nights.

Two fall six-week sessions are lined up for children ages three to five. These lessons combine soccer and lacrosse instruction by lacrosse coach Gio Najarro of Arch Lacrosse. No equipment is needed.

Session Two F Oct. 17-Nov. 21 (Wednesdays) at 9:30 a.m., or F Oct. 18-Nov. 29 (Thursdays) at 9:30 a.m. (no class on Nov. 22) F Members only; $125 per six-week session F West Clubhouse Register online from the Youth Programs Calendar.

F $70 per person per league (members may participate in more than one league) Register online: Athletics > Basketball > Leagues. Contact Scott Mattingly at smattingly@mac-stl.org for more information. PHOTO CREDIT: KARI R. FREY, FREYTOGRAPHY

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT LABOR DAY AND FALL/WINTER HOURS The Downtown Clubhouse athletic department will close on Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4 with the following fall/winter hours: F Monday-Friday: 4 a.m.-9 p.m. F Saturday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. F Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SCOREBOARD

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS: PRESTON AMOS, RYAN ASHMORE, JACK HOLEKAMP, MATT DAVENPORT, BRIAN SHAW, MICAH MILLS, AND ATIF SHAFQAT.

2017-2018

SQUASH YEAR IN REVIEW September kicked off with the 2017 World Championship Hardball Doubles. This event took more than a year to plan and raise funds. Between the MAC and Racquet Club, more than $145,000 was raised for the event. Professionals from all over the country traveled to St. Louis to play as well as amateurs for the amateur draws that ran alongside the pros. John Russell and Clive Leach won the Men’s Open Division over Thomas Brinkman and Robin Clarke 15-14 in the fifth game. Suzie Pierrepont and Gina Stoker won the Ladies Open Division 3-1, and Natalie Grainger and Chris Callis won the Mixed Division 3-2 over Viktor Berg and Steph Hewitt. The Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Singles and Doubles had a great turnout. David Suggs beat Randy Nistler in the singles, and David Suggs and Paul Reilly beat Bruce Springer and Marco Bertarelli in the doubles. The Club held two U.S. junior events (silver and a gold) for players from all over the country throughout the season. More than 350 players traveled to St. Louis for these competitions. The year wrapped up with a fun Christmas event with softball doubles and handicapped singles. In the new year, the MAC reinstated the Missouri State Championship Singles, which was a massive success. More than 60 players from around the city competed for each division. Results are as follows: Men’s A (Amos beat Ashmore 3-0); Men’s B (Davenport beat Holekamp 3-0); Men’s C (Mills beat Shaw 3-1); 45+ (Winner – Atif Shafqat); 55+ (Wolff beat Sansone 3-2). The MAC also hosted another state champion in the A Doubles held at the Racquet Club. Mark Gaertner and Craig Parker beat Tom Boldt and Graham Goldwasser. The much-anticipated Club Championships was again massively attended with more than 235 entries in all divisions. Highlights included Brian Lyss winning his inaugural Men's Singles Championship; Henry Bryne winning the Men's C division at 14 years old; Craig Parker and Tom Beattie winning the Men's A Doubles for the third year in a row; and Joe Dolan and Mia Schroeder winning the Mixed Doubles for the second year in a row. For the first time, the Boys U11 division had eight entries, which was very exciting! To close the season, the Club hosted a Parent/Child Doubles tournament in May. Bruce and Will Springer won 3-1 over Nancy and Jack Holekamp. To learn more about the Club’s squash program, login to the MAC website and navigate to Athletics > Squash, or contact Adam Bews at 314-539-4455 or abews@mac-stl.org. 22 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018

SINGLES Men’s A – Bryan Lyss Men’s B – Mark Kornfeld Men’s C – Henry Byrne Men’s D – Jim Thomas Ladies A – Connie Gonzalez DOUBLES Men’s A – Parker/Beattie Men’s B – Suggs/Kornfeld Men’s C – Saracino/Rallo Ladies A – Gonzalez/Schroeder JUNIORS BU11 – Mark Gaertner BU15 – Sameer Shafqat BU17 – Eli Paul BU19 – Jude Sorkin GU17 – Annalisa Goot GU19 – Connie Gonzalez ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD Male – Oscar Sorkin Female – Virginia Portell SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Annalisa Goot MOST IMPROVED YOUTH Male – Sammeer Shafqat Female – Sonya Shafqat FEMALE PLAYER OF THE SEASON Connie Gonzalez MALE PLAYER OF THE SEASON Eli Paul and Chase Beattie MOST IMPROVED ADULT Micah Mills

2018 SQUASH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Register with Adam Bews for the following 2018 programs at abews@mac-stl.org! JUNIOR F Aug. 20-24 – Back to School camp F Aug. 27 – Youth/High/Elite Performance programs begin F Sept. 7-8 – St. Louis Junior Circuit F Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Singles and Double F Dec. 15-16 – St. Louis Junior Circuit ADULTS F Sept. 13-15 – St. Louis Open Singles Kickoff F Oct. 26-27 – Member/guest doubles F Nov. 12-18 – Club Championship Doubles Finals F Nov. 9-11 – Mixed Doubles Invitational Pro Doubles and Pro Am F Nov. 23 – Thanksgiving Turkey Burner Singles and Doubles


HUSTLE, HIT AND NEVER QUIT Junior Tennis Fall Session One | Sept. 4-Oct. 27 TOTS (RED BALL AGES 4-6) F Monday, 4-5 p.m., $140 F Friday, 4-5 p.m., $160 F Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $160 FUTURE STARS/FUTURE STARS ADVANCED (ORANGE BALL AGES 7-10) Advanced requirements include pro approval, competes in JTT, takes private lessons or has USTA tournament experience F Monday, 4-5 p.m., $140 F Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., $160 (advanced only) F Friday, 4-5 p.m., $160 F Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $160 Match play is offered on Saturdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (complimentary if signed up for a session above) INTERMEDIATE (AGES 10-16) F Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., $160 F Friday, 5-6 p.m., $160 F Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., $160 Match play is offered on Saturdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

TOURNAMENT GREEN (GREEN BALL AGES 8-11) F Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m., $240 F Thursday, 4:30-6 p.m., $240 Match play is offered on Saturdays from 3-4:30 p.m. HIGH PERFORMANCE (INVITATION ONLY) F Monday, 5-7 p.m., $280 F Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., $320 Match play is offered on Saturdays from 1:30-3 p.m. for $15 per day.* PEAK PERFORMANCE (INVITATION ONLY) Must have competed in district/sectional tournaments and/or have established a district/ sectional ranking. Strong work ethic required. F Monday, 5-7 p.m., $280 F Thursday, 5-7 p.m., $320 Match play is offered on Saturdays from 1:30-3 p.m. for $15 per day.* VARSITY (AGES 14-18) F Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., $240 F Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., $240 Match play is $15 per day, a la carte, on Saturdays from 1:30-3 p.m.* *Match play is complimentary if registered for one HP clinic for the session.

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 2018 Session One. To view the entire junior tennis calendar, click on My MAC > Calendar > Junior Tennis.

Adult Tennis LADIES BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE F Sept 10-Oct. 26 F Monday, 10-11 a.m.

TENNIS FOR WORKING MEN AND WOMEN Start your morning on the tennis courts! Tennis pro Elliott Miller will lead for anyone wanting to find a good hit, have a workout, use the ball machine, or practice serves. Sign-up is on a per-day basis so create your own schedule! F Begins Sept. 11 F Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 a.m.

LADIES USTA CLINIC F Begins Sept. 11 F Tuesday, 7:30-9 p.m. CARDIO TENNIS F Begins Sept. 11 F Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 a.m. F Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. F Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. LADIES INTERCLUB F Begins Sept. 4 F Gold, Monday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. F Silver, Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m. F Red/Blue, Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. F “B” Team, Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m. MEN’S LADDER F Begins Sept. 13 F Wednesday, 8-9:30 p.m. MEN’S 55+ AFTERNOON WORKOUT F Begins Sept. 10 F Monday, 2:30-4 p.m.

SATURDAY SLAM Organized, high-intensity doubles training with an emphasis on pattern play and doubles drills. F Begins Sept. 15 F Saturday, 8-9:30 a.m. ADULT TENNIS MIXERS Attend on your own or invite a group of friends! All levels of play welcome and a MAC pro will be available to match up players with similar abilities! Doubles, mixed doubles, and singles may be played depending on attendance. The bar will be open afterwards for drinks and socializing. F Begins Sept. 14 F Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.

Register online. Login to the MAC website and click on My MAC > Calendar > Adult Tennis.

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On a Roll

In late May, as part of the West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project, the West Clubhouse received a new collection of stationary bicycles. These top-of-the-line Stages Cycling bikes offer a platinum-level riding experience like no other! Attend one of these spin classes offered at the West Clubhouse!

Framing and Drywall Installed in West Clubhouse Fitness Center The West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project is well underway as Phase 1A is slated for completion by November. Framing was installed on July 11, and drywall was delivered on July 19. The space is rapidly transforming! Phase One will include the expanded weight room and yoga and barre studio.

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Monday at 8:30 a.m. with Susan (Cycle Circuit: combines spinning with HIIT, weights, and core training) Tuesday at 6 a.m. with Carolyn Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. with Carolyn Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. with Dana Thursday at 6 a.m. with Carolyn Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with Carolyn Saturday at 9 a.m. with Sharon Sunday at 8 a.m. with Carolyn

Register online via Fitness & Wellness > Classes > West Registration Calendar.

Sign Up for the Sprint Triathlon! Kick off the fall and winter season with a burst of physical activity! The annual Sprint Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at the West Clubhouse. Participants will swim 300 yards, bike 12 miles, and conclude with a three-mile run. Twenty registrants are needed to hold the event so invite friends and family to join! F $60 per member F $75 per member guest F $100 per three-person relay team Register online from the Fitness Calendar, or call 314-539-4453.

FITNESS tip

Stuck in a workout rut? Try exercising in time increments rather than a set number of reps. Exercising for 30, 45, or 60 seconds at a time will likely result in more reps and thus a new goal of reps to beat next time!

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Get Smooth!

In June 2017, the MAC introduced several advanced treatment options to its massage therapy services. Among these new options is the Skin-Smoothing Cellulite Treatment. This treatment combines Swedish massage, cupping therapy, and lymphatic drainage techniques along with Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil to diminish the appearance of cellulite. Two factors contribute to the formation of cellulite. First, the body’s fat cells have become enlarged due to an inability to remove metabolic waste. These bloated cells take up more space and push the skin outward from the body. Secondly, the skin is anchored to the body by bands of connective tissue. As the skin is pushed outward, areas of taut connective tissue hold parts of the skin down. The result is a dimpled appearance. The Skin-Smoothing Cellulite Treatment reverses this process by warming up the cells and connective tissue with Swedish massage techniques. This is followed by cupping therapy and connective band stretching that lifts the tissue creating space for the cells to shed their waste. Finally, using lymphatic drainage, the therapist moves the newly released fluid to the nearest lymph nodes to be filtered out by the blood stream. The result is a smoother appearance and improved skin tone. Look at the results from a recent client. She followed the recommended frequency of two weekly sessions for three weeks, and a daily application of Weleda oil in between sessions. “I tried the skin smoothing cupping with hopes that my skin would look better with it. I am pleased to say that I can see a difference from the first session to my last (six sessions). Other than the occasional bruising, the experience was good, different to say the least, but good. As each session occurred, the cupping got easier to handle since my fascia was being lifted and released, therefore less cellulite looking as you go along. I am looking forward to maintaining my new look and continued results with more treatments. I recommend this to any woman (or man) who would like their skin to look better. It’s worth it! Thank you, Jerrad!”

FRESH FITNESS Register for these newly added Downtown Clubhouse classes from the online Fitness Calendar.

POWER FLOW YOGA

New yoga instructor Susan Nelson instructs this Vinyasa-style yoga class on Thursday mornings at 6:30 a.m. in the Downtown Clubhouse 7th floor aerobics room. This energetic and challenging class links movement and breathing to build strength, stamina, and flexibility. This class is great for all levels!

KETTLEBELL BOOT CAMP

Bridgett leads this full-body workout that focuses on power and explosiveness. Join the fitness fun on Thursdays at 6 a.m. in the 11th floor functional training room downtown.

PRIVATE KICKBOXING SESSIONS

World kickboxing champion Dan Isaac is available for private or small group kickboxing sessions! ONE-ON-ONE 60 minutes ($55); 30 minutes ($40); 60-min three-pack ($150); 30-min three-pack ($105) SMALL GROUP SESSIONS Two: 60 minutes ($45 per person); 30 minutes ($30 per person) Three: 60 minutes ($35 per person) Four+: 60 minutes ($30 per person) Contact Courtney Hutt at 314-539-4495 for more information.

CARDIO SHRED

Courtney teaches this 30-minutes cardio-based class that offers a high intensity, total body workout! Join her on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. at the Downtown Clubhouse.

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>> education highlight

GET SMART

Four 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, PreK through 8th grade. The school provides a rigorous classical academic program, which prepares students to excel in secondary schools of the highest caliber.

The St. Austin School

In collaboration with our Classical + Catholic Education families, we help form students in Christian virtues and establish the practice of the Catholic Faith. Academic Excellence | Small class sizes | Joyful, loving atmosphere | Affordable 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.

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

Now Enrolling Grades PreK - 8 1809 Des Peres Rd St. Louis, MO 63131 (314) 580-2802 SaintAustinSchool.org 26 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018

Benedictine spirituality Classical curriculum Preparation to excel at top high schools Exceptional teachers Small classes


VILLA DUCHESNE 801 Spoede Rd. Frontenac, MO 63131 314-432-2021 www.vdoh.org From the time they come to Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, students embark upon a Sacred Heart journey. Whether as a junior kindergartener exploring in the classroom to a high school student climbing new academic heights—we partner with families to serve as trusted guides on this journey. We are also part of an international network of schools located in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Egypt, England & Wales, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Taiwan, Uganda, and the United States. #JoinTheJourney

Contact our admissions team at 314.810.3566 or admissions@vdoh.org to schedule your tour of campus today!

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>> education highlight LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH 9515 Tesson Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63123 314-631-1400 www.lhssstl.org Lutheran High School South is a co-educational college preparatory school that provides academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. This unique school helps students succeed by building relationships through individualized attention and service opportunities. Lutheran South students complete an average 11,000 hours of community service per year. TWO-THIRDS OF LUTHERAN SOUTH STUDENTS PLAY AT LEAST ONE SPORT. MANY ARE TWO- OR The school is large enough to offer THREE-SPORT ATHLETES. MORE THAN 90% PARTICIPATE IN A CLUB OR ON A TEAM. various opportunities for your child, but small enough to give your student the chance to play multiple sports, be involved in a variety clubs and become a leader. More than 400 students are enrolled at Lutheran South. The school boasts a 12:1 student-teacher ratio. Students excel in the school’s advance placement classes, as well as dual enrollment courses through Saint Louis University.

Lutheran South graduates were awarded almost $10 million in scholarships this year and the top 25% of the class earned a 3.9 GPA or higher. Senior athletes will continue to compete at the collegiate level in football, volleyball, soccer, golf, baseball and track and field. The school’s FlexMod schedule transitions students from middle school to college by giving students the opportunity to develop organizational and time management skills needed to be successful at the university level.

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THE FULTON SCHOOL 123 Schoolhouse Rd. St. Albans, MO 63073 636-458-6688 www.fultonschoolstalbans.org The Fulton School is an independent, co-ed, Montessori school for toddlers through 12th grade. They specialize in relevant, handson learning that ignites a spark in children, challenges them to be their best selves, and prepares them to navigate the independence of college and post-college life with gusto. The Montessori preschool and elementary programs provide a strong academic environment in which each child’s whole personality is nurtured, whether they’re learning Suzuki violin, robotics, or preparing a presentation. The middle and high school programs offer a challenging college-preparatory, liberal arts curriculum, plus interscholastic sports in a small environment where every student is known.

Call today for a no-pressure tour (636) 458-6688 or discover more online at www.tfssa.org.

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>> clubs within the club

JOIN THE APOLLOS IN THEIR 75TH YEAR! The MAC Apollos, a choral group open to men and women, celebrate their 75th anniversary this year, and want to encourage more members to get involved! The Apollos host concerts in the spring and fall in a dinner theater format. In addition, the group sings Christmas music at nursing homes as well as at the Breakfast with Santa event at the Club. The MACApellas, a small acapella group, opens local sporting events with the National Anthem. The fall season is just around the corner; now is the best time to come on board! Join this historic group on Monday evenings beginning August 20 for practice and camaraderie. Prior to rehearsing, many Apollos gather for a special dinner in the Jack Buck Grille tailored by Chef Bart. Practice commences promptly at 7 p.m. in the 10th floor Reading Room. New participants are asked to meet with Apollos Music Director Marc Strathman at

6:30 p.m. for voice classification. Following practice, many Apollos reconvene in the Jack Buck Grille to toast members’ birthdays.

For more information on the Apollos, or to join the oldest singing group West of the Mississippi, call or text Apollos current president John Noce at 314-619-3450.

SPONSORED CONTENT

Is Your Cough Asthma? Asthma affects about 1 in 12 people and this number has been rising. Among young adults, this is one of the most common reasons for school absences. Many people don’t recognize they have asthma until they continue to deal with a constant cough, start having shortness of breath, wheezing or feel chest tightness. A lot of times the cough can be triggered by talking or laughing. Not everyone has all of these symptoms, some only have one or two

(sometimes all that is present is a cough). What is asthma? It means that the airway reacts to a variety of triggers - some examples are allergens, exercise, getting sick with a cold, smoke and cold air. Asthmatics don’t necessarily react to all of these things but could react to any of them. A lot of times getting a cold will trigger a persistent cough that is hard to get rid of and this may be a sign of reactive airway or asthma. Some people only notice symptoms while exercising, and some could possibly only notice symptoms while exercising outdoors during a high pollen season! Asthma presents in a variety of ways.

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Frequently, people think that symptoms may resolve on their own. A lot of times they might get better which time, but for asthmatics, if they are having a lot of symptoms, that means there is inflammation in the airways and may need inhalers or other medications to fix this. Don’t let a cough get you down this fall. If you have a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing or chest tightness has been bothering you it is time to see an allergy and asthma specialist!


RESE P B U L TIC C E L H T URI A O S S I THE M

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SPEAKER SERIES & E XPO

Igniting Productivity Through Personal Authenticity, and Harnessing the Power of Your Talent

JEFF KOZIATEK

THUR SDAY, SEP T. 6

The Missouri Athletic Club’s Business Development Group and the St. Louis Rotary invite you to their second annual complimentary speaker series and expo. Hear from engaging keynote speakers, network, peruse the expo, talk with business vendors, and enjoy lunch. JOINT KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Jeff Koziatek and Mary Kausch (pictured above and below) will speak together about building a solid core of authenticity built on trust and fearlessness, and aligning yourself with your true strengths to execute the right vision with the right team. AFTERNOON SPEAKER PRESENTATION Join us as professional speaker and executive coach Aprille Trupiano, who has appeared in several national television, radio, and other media outlets, presents an informative, educational session filled with practical takeaways that any organization can use right away.

11:30 a.m. – Registration and networking 12-4:30 p.m. – Expo open 12 p.m. – Kickoff lunch 12:45 p.m. – Keynote presentation 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Dedicated expo time 2:45-3:30 p.m. – Afternoon Speaker Session 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Networking and happy hour F

MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB Downtown Clubhouse

REGISTER EARLY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN The expo and speaker series are complimentary to attend; an optional gourmet lunch is $30. Register by Aug. 17 for a chance to win a raffle drawing for four luxury box tickets to the Fox Theatre and dinner for four in the MAC’s Jack Buck Grille. MAC Members: Register at mac-stl.org or call 314-539-4470. Non-MAC Members: Register through EventBrite at speakerseriesandexpomac.eventbrite.com. BECOME AN EXHIBITOR Price includes lunch, expo, speaker presentations, parking and service charge. F $150 per booth for MAC members and St. Louis Rotary members F $300 per booth for guests Reserve your booth by Wednesday, Aug. 29. Contact Katie Maurer at kmaurer@mac-stl.org.

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>> clubs within the club

The Lunch and Tour Group Visits Bellefontaine Cemetery On June 4, the Lunch and Tour Group visited Bellefontaine Cemetery to pay their respects to some key individuals such as famed explorers Lewis and Clark and Frank Robert Tate. The group enjoyed boxed lunches followed by a delicious dessert at Crown Candy Kitchen. To join the Lunch and Tour Group, contact chairperson Marie Salter at 636-778-2257. ABOVE FROM LEFT: THE FYC GROUP STANDS IN FRONT OF THE TOMB OF FRANK ROBERT TATE, A GENTLEMAN WHO PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN PROMOTING THE MAC IN ITS EARLY YEARS; GENIE MCKEE RUBS THE NOSE OF WILLIAM CLARK FOR GOOD LUCK AT HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE IN BELLEFONTAINE; A TREE PROVIDED SOME EXCELLENT SHADE FOR A PICNIC LUNCH.

Look Inside Your TV

DR. MICHAEL MURRAY

A television set is "only lights and wires in a box," said Edward R. Murrow, unless used for a higher purpose. This month's Forever Young Club speaker, Dr. Michael Murray, Professor Emeritus of Communication and Media at University of Missouri-St. Louis, will help the group define that purpose. His talk will include the history of broadcasting in St. Louis, the Mercantile Library's "Headlines to History" exhibit, and a forthcoming documentary about Joseph Pulitzer. Attend on Friday, Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the West Clubhouse.

Members Wine and Dine with Fess Parker On May 24, the Wine Society sponsored a Fess Parker wine dinner featuring four courses paired with wines from Santa Barbara County. Menu items included delicacies such as roast Berkshire pork loin, Applewood smoked scallops, duck confit, and more. 32 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018

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Meetings The MAC offers a variety of Clubs Within the Club to bring together members with common interests. Apollos Mondays, 7 p.m., Downtown Book Club Second Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m., West Business Development Group Third Thursday of the month, 7:15 a.m., Downtown Forever Young Club Third Friday of the month, 11:30 a.m., West Invitational Sanctioned Bridge Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 6:15 p.m., West Military History Club Fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., Downtown Toastmasters First, second and third Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 p.m., Downtown For more information, visit mac-stl.org or call 314-539-4402.


Birds and Bogies More than 30 members turned out for the seventh annual Birds and Bogies event on May 24. The day began at Strathalbyn Farms (50 birds) and concluded at Glen Echo Country Club (nine holes). Cocktails on the patio wrapped up a fun day of competition and camaraderie in the outdoors! Pat Fusz and his team were crowned the champions.

A Little Taste of Heaven (Hill) The Mark Twain Society sponsored a Heaven Hill tasting and presentation featuring Bernie Lubbers on May 30. Davidoff cigars were provided by Jon’s Pipe Shop. Attendees learned about the Heaven Hill brand and sampled a variety of flavors throughout the evening.

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>> around the club

Become a Vendor at 2018 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 before Sept. 1. The booth fee is $40. Sponsored by the Women’s Initiative Group, this complimentary annual event returns to the West Clubhouse! The event includes shopping, raffle prizes, one glass of wine, and sweat treats! Items for sale include jewelry, men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, beauty and spa gifts, cookware, hair accessories, baby merchandise, candles, and much more! Shop for Christmas gifts and get ahead of schedule for the holidays! This event, held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, is open to all members and guests.

Annual Veterans Day Commemoration C ALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Save the date! This year’s Veterans Day Commemoration event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8 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 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. 24. The Veterans Committee is seeking members who are interested in the Veterans’ Award Program. The Missouri Veterans Recognition Program, and 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 War. 34 F Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018

Invite Traveling Teams to Stay at the MAC A recent conversation discussing travel needs of NCAA Division 1 programs has prompted the Club to encourage all traveling athletic teams to consider staying at the MAC when in town. Will your alma mater’s sports team visit St. Louis sometime soon? Invite them to book hotel rooms at the Club. As a special guest of the MAC, the team will receive access to the Downtown Clubhouse’s athletic facilities, which includes the fitness center, weight room, two functional training rooms, basketball court, and indoor heated pool and jacuzzi. The team can also enjoy healthy dining options. With more than 15 flexible meeting spaces, the Club is ideal for study hall or a coach’s conference. The rate for this special offer is $110 per night, which includes a complimentary breakfast. To book your team’s stay, call 314-539-4442 and reference “road travel” to receive the preferred rate.

CORREC TION Due to a reporting error, the listings for Sandra Keller and Dr. Catherine Krucylak were incorrect in the 2018-19 Member Directory. Please see their corrected listings below. The names of some dependent children were listed in the spouse field. The Cherry Diamond sincerely apologizes to any members affected by this error. Keller, Sandra S., Res. 12512 Glencroft Dr., St. Louis MO 63128 314-849-7083, s2solomon@aol.com Krucylak, Catherine P., Wash U School of Medicine SLCH 1 Children’s Place, St. Louis MO 63110 314-457-3148, krucylakcp@wustl.edu; Res. 513 Cedar Cove Court, Ballwin MO 63021 636-230-6863, krucylakcp@wustl.edu Use the MAC’s website for the most up-to-date member contact information. Members may update their contact information at any time through their online member profile, and can access the most current contact information through the online Member Directory.


MAC KIDS ART CAMP

MEN’S RESTROOM REVAMP The men’s restroom on the second floor (off the Missouri Room) is currently closed due to renovations. In an effort to raise the Club’s facility standards, the design of the space will mirror the sleek look of the men’s restroom on the first floor. The room is slated to reopen during the second week of August. During renovations, please utilize the bathrooms located in the lobby or on the third floor.

In July, members’ children participated in an inaugural art camp sponsored by the MAC’s Foundation for the Arts. Artist Julie Bugnitz instructed the camp, which included sketching, painting and building, just to name a few. Throughout August, the Club will display the children’s artwork for sale. The money from each $20 purchase will support the MAC’s foundations.

What is Regenerative Medicine? SPONSORED CONTENT

Regenerative medicine is an exciting field that focuses on therapies that use your body’s own cells to repair, restore, and regenerate damaged tissues. This is a great option as some spine and orthopaedic interventions have a limited lifespan. Such therapies include the use of PRP (plateletrich plasma) and stem cells. With the use of ultrasound or fluoroscopy (x-ray) guided,

minimally invasive techniques, we can target various joints, bursae, ligaments, and muscles. PRP is derived from the patient’s whole blood and spun in a centrifuge that separates it into three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma layer is then extracted and injected into the site of tissue damage. Stem cells are biological cells that can differentiate into other types of cells. Adult stem cells can be found in the bone marrow and in adipose (fat) tissue. Again, these can be obtained from the patient’s own supply to be used therapeutically.

In reality, both PRP and stem cells do not replace the tissues per se, but when injected, they release a plethora of growth factors that accelerate the healing process in the injured area. The amazing thing is that this therapy is autologous (obtained from yourself) to help heal yourself. This may be a great option prior to invasive surgeries. PRP and stem cells are not a panacea for all issues. You must be evaluated by your physician to discuss risk/benefits and to see if you are an appropriate candidate. Please see us in Des Peres for an evaluation to see if you qualify for PRP or stem cell therapy! Three Convenient Locations Des Peres St. Peters Washington

Dr. Calvin Cajigal • MAC member • Dual board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management Partners: Dr. Thomas Johans, Dr. Stephen Schmidt and Dr. Greg Smith Three Convenient Locations: Des Peres • St. Peters • Washington (314) 821-8644 • www.PainmanagementServices.net Schedule Your Visit Today Cherry Diamond F AUG 2018 F 35 (314) 821 - 8644 Dr. Calvin Cajigal * Dr. Thomas Johans * Dr. Stephen Schmidt * Dr. Greg Smith


>> mac past

HAPPY

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

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Downtown West (Poolside) Wednesday, June 25 Juneof14 A MAC member recently shared the June 24,Saturday, 2018 edition the Wednesday, July 23 Saturday, July 12 St. Louis Post-Dispatch because it contained a piece of MAC history. Aug. 23 Thursday, Aug. 14 of the Missouri Saturday, This snapshot, compliments History Museum, was 1:30-4:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m.

taken at the 1904 Olympics. The arrow in the upper portion of the image draws attention to an onlooker (most probably a contestant) wearing the MAC cherry diamond logo on his swimsuit!

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MAC snapshots ANNE MARIE SMITH SCHWEISS, MARY BETH SMITH, ED SMITH, AND TIM SCHWEISS ATTENDED ED SMITH’S PRESENTATION ON THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM AT THE FYC ON MAY 15.

ELSIE, LUCY, CHARLOTTE, LUCY, CAROLINE, CORINNE AND ZOEY PREPARE FOR THEIR SWIM TEAM MEET ON JULY 2!

LAUREN KESKE, ALYSON SCHOEDEL, LAUREN FONSECA, AND STEPHANIE REH CELEBRATE THE END OF THE SWIM AND DIVE SEASON AT THE ANNUAL SWIM BANQUET ON JULY 16.

GILDA SINGER, SUSIE CORLEY, STEVE SINGER, AND ANN LEMP ENJOY A GAME OF BRIDGE.

PRESIDENT KEITH PHOENIX (STANDING) FELLOWSHIPS WITH PAST PRESIDENTS NICK LAMB, GERALD ORTBALS, AND PAT CANTWELL IN THE JACK BUCK GRILLE.

SHARI SMITH AND HER FATHER, 50-YEAR MEMBER JAMES SMITH, CELEBRATE TOGETHER IN THE ART LOUNGE.

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