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Missouri Athletic Club Founded in 1903 FEBRUARY 2019 Cherry Diamond STAFF Publisher – Keith Phoenix Director of Communications – Jim Wilson Content Marketing Manager/Managing Editor – Amy Freeman Communications Coordinator – Catie Kassebaum Design – Lilyann Rice General Manager – Wallace L. Smith To advertise, contact Catie Kassebaum at 314-449-4459 or ckassebaum@mac-stl.org. The Cherry Diamond Vol. 113/No. 2 (USPS: 102-560) is published monthly by the Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102, (314) 231-7220. Subscription - $50 per year, subject to sales tax. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT ST. LOUIS, MO. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Cherry Diamond, 405 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102

BOARD OF GOVERNORS Officers Keith Phoenix – President Aaron Pawlitz – Vice President Matt Morris – Second Vice President Andrew Carter – Secretary David Smith – Treasurer Class of 2019 Andrew Carter, Matt Morris, Aaron Pawlitz, Keith Phoenix, David Smith Class of 2020 Tracy Beckette, Mark Brandom, Kevin Cantwell, Tim Malyszko, John Pennington

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6 First Quarter Financial Report 10 Foundations’ Gala 12 Hermann Trophy

Departments

2 Upcoming Events 4 President’s Column 5 General Manager’s Column 7 Membership 8 Dining

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

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CHRISTINE HOENE SHOWS OFF HER ATHLETIC ABILITIES IN THE DOWNTOWN CLUBHOUSE’S NEWLY RENOVATED WEIGHT ROOM.

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16 Try a New Sport This Year 18 Spring/Summer Athletic Program Guide

14 Wellness 29 Clubs Within the Club 30 Around the Club 32 MAC Past 33 Snapshots

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The cost to attend Good Fellowship Day on Feb. 23. The number of wines available to preorder for the Boxing Championship. Read more on page 8. The discount members receive at the Pro Shop Valentine’s Sale. The record number of new members the MAC welcomed in December! The capped cost of yoga and barre classes per family per month. Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019 F 1


>> upcoming events

February

Redemption Bourbon and Rye Tasting (DT) WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Come enjoy complimentary cigars provided by Jon’s Pipe Shop and hors d’oeuvres while tasting Redemption Bourbon and Rye. 6:30 p.m. $35 per person plus gratuity for Mark Twain Society members $39 per person plus gratuity for non-Mark Twain Society members and guests

Foundations’ Gala (DT) FRIDAY, FEB. 8 Attend this “party of the year” in support of the MAC’s three foundations. 6 p.m. – Cocktails 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Program and live auction $150 per person, inclusive Register online or call 314-539-4486.

Good Fellowship Day (DT) SATURDAY, FEB. 23 Gather for some camaraderie and competition at this annual event. This is a great event for new members to experience the wide variety of athletics and good-hearted competition that the MAC offers. 9 a.m. – Competitions and events begin F 500 meter and 2000-meter rowing competitions F Bench press competition F Swimming F Racquetball (5th Floor), handball (7th Floor), & squash matches F Basketball games F Three-point contest (following basketball games) F Massages (register in advance) F Pro Shop sale 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Complimentary lunch buffet and beverages on the fourth floor. Reservations only necessary for fitness classes.

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Annual Boxing Championship (DT) THURSDAY, FEB. 28 Have a knockout time at the annual MAC boxing championship. 6 p.m. – Cocktails and cigars (included) 7 p.m. – Dinner 8 p.m. – Boxing $110 per person plus gratuity $150 per person plus gratuity – ring side seating  

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to Register for Events

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.


March

MTS Irish Whiskey Tasting (DT) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Join the Mark Twain Society for a night of whiskey tastings. Price includes tasting, cigars, hors d’oeuvres and garage parking. 6:30 p.m. $42.50 per person plus gratuity for Mark Twain Society members $46.50 per person plus gratuity for non-Mark Twain Society members and guests

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (DT) SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Take a ride on the MAC float and pass out candy and goodies to the crowd. 11 a.m. – Depart from Downtown Clubhouse 12 p.m. – Parade begins Register online or contact Brittany Jenson at 314-539-4470 or bjenson@mac-stl.org to ride aboard the float.

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from the president One of my goals for the year has been to encourage the presence of Governors at not only the MAC events but also at Clubs Within the Club meetings. At the beginning of every month, I disseminate to the Governors a list of all meetings and events and encourage one or more Governors to commit to attend at least

one or two events or meetings every month in addition to their Board and Committee meetings. The purpose of their participation is to create further communication among the members and disseminate facts about Club initiatives. I also mentioned I would ask an occasional Board member to write

this column to share their point of view and to give the membership greater exposure to other members on the Board. This month, First Vice President Aaron Pawlitz offered the below column on a topic of his choosing. He has raised a great discussion on enjoyment for you to consider.

from the first vice president Since 1903, St. Louisans and their guests have gathered at the Missouri Athletic Club. Those who glance even briefly at the Club’s calendar observe that our clubhouses are full of activity and that a variety of interests animate those activities. That variety offers something for almost everyone and underscores the value of membership in the Club. In March 2011, I was officially extended an invitation to join the Missouri Athletic Club. I’m grateful to have been given that opportunity to become a member, and— because of how much I value the Club—I wish I would have joined sooner. My journey towards membership began, in significant part, in the late springs of 1991 and 1992, when I attended my high school proms in the Downtown Clubhouse’s grand ballroom known as the Missouri Room. That journey continued for the next 20 years as friends and business connections patiently encouraged me to consider seeking an invitation to membership. Each of you has your own story that illuminates how you came to enjoy the benefits of membership in the Missouri Athletic Club. Perhaps what motivated that story remains the primary reason you remain in membership today. Or, on the other hand, perhaps what first drew you to the Club is no longer what primarily compels you through life at the Club. No matter why you joined or why you remain in membership, I encourage you to consider the common theme among our members. I believe that the common theme 4 F Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019

is not athletics and fitness. The universal ingredient, I would argue, is not dining. Nor is it the opportunity for deeper and wider social connections. To perhaps state the obvious, certainly each of these themes is celebrated by many of our members. And, I have witnessed that it is the case that our Club’s staff takes great pride in delivering high-value programs and other offerings around the three important themes of athletics, dining, and social engagement. But, nonetheless, I believe a different tie binds together the entire membership. That theme is enjoyment. For young and old across all seasons of life, the Missouri Athletic Club offers something to enjoy. Those seeking to enjoy a moment of peace in the midst of the busy-ness of life settle with a glass of wine, a good book, or both into a chair in the majestic Art Lounge. Those seeking to enjoy the opportunity to provide hospitality to their families gather their loved ones—in both moments of joy and moments of reflection or remembrance—in the 1903 dining room. Those seeking to enjoy some friendly competition or banter meet up for cards, cardio, or Cabernet. Those seeking to ensure that their business affiliates enjoy productive time in meetings gather for lunch discussion in the Sportsman’s Club. Those seeking to further educate their children about proper conduct in professional and social settings enjoy introducing a daughter or a son to fellow members at Mother’s Day Brunch, at an

Apollos performance, or at one of the many civic events hosted in our clubhouses. Here I invested a couple paragraphs arguing that the pursuit of enjoyment is the common denominator among members not because I believe you are incapable of seeing it with your own eyes. It doesn’t take a guest writer on the page typically reserved for the President’s Column to point out the obvious. I raised the discussion for two reasons: First, I invite each of us to believe that the future well-being of the Missouri Athletic Club must be grounded on the simple proposition that the Club must continue to provide for the enjoyment of its members. If we focus upon achieving this goal, our pursuit of the appropriate calibrations for our governance system, our programs, our facilities, and our other operations will certainly succeed. My second reason for raising the discussion about enjoyment is so that we each gain a greater appreciation for our fellow members. Those members who enjoy the Club for reasons different than ours are, no less than we, contributors to defining the story of the Missouri Athletic Club for the next 116 years and beyond. My hope is that the Club provides you rich enjoyment in 2019.

Aaron L. Pawlitz, First Vice President


from the general manager The New Year marks a time of new beginnings, and this is especially true in the MAC’s financial world as some of our staff change roles and we brought in a new face in early January. Nearly 23 years ago, in August of 1996, Larry Absheer joined the MAC’s executive staff as Chief Financial Officer. The announcement in the September 1996 Cherry Diamond read, “Absheer, a former Club member … has served as chief financial officer of Sanford Brown College, as well as Senior Executive Vice President of Government, Regulatory and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Sanford-Brown, Absheer was a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche, the international “Big Six” accounting firm.” The article went on to quote Larry. He said, “I believe my knowledge of the Club will ultimately lead to higher quality service to the members because I understand their perspective and will be able to bring their viewpoints to the management team.” Larry has certainly elevated the Club’s level of service. To say that he has made a huge impact is an understatement. I want to take a moment to share with you some of his noteworthy accomplishments that might otherwise go unrecognized. F Banking relationships – Larry took the MAC’s relationship with Jefferson Bank to new levels, which paved the way for numerous financing deals. F Sales tax refund – Larry took advantage of this opportunity when the club industry won this Missouri court decision. The result was a $1.4 million refund for the MAC. Larry also made the decision to hire legal and accounting counsel on a time and materials basis instead of on a contingency basis, and this decision saved the club approximately $250,000. F Community Improvement District – Larry appealed the CID property taxes. When a flaw in the authorizing documents was discovered, he decided to take the issue to court, and the result was a negotiated $80,000 settlement for the MAC.

F Historic status of the Downtown Clubhouse (which enabled the Preservation Foundation to be established) – Larry shepherded the entire eligibility and approval process including working with Landmarks Association, the State of Missouri and the U.S. Department of the Interior. F Developed relationships with numerous local and national political and religious leaders. Through his contacts, people such as Antonin Scalia, Franklin Graham, Ken Starr, Denny Hastert, Cal Thomas, Phyliss Schlafly and many other prominent figures have visited the MAC. F Larry has used his political contacts over the years to lobby government leaders for the benefit of the MAC and the club industry F Great Recession – Larry was at the center of the storm that severely impacted the MAC, its members and employees and became an existential threat. He helped the MAC survive and eventually thrive again. F Presentations to the MAC staff – Over the years, he has counseled and coached many employees, including presentations on relationship building and health and wellness. F Bringing the Wheaton College athletic teams to the MAC – since 1997 various Wheaton teams have stayed at the MAC more than 35 times during their trips to St. Louis. F Bringing catering business to the MAC – Larry’s relationships that have been built in the St. Louis community and beyond have generated countless banquets, meetings and events at the MAC by many different not-for-profit organizations. F In 1997, he co-founded CACFE (City/ Athletic Club Financial Executives), which meets annually and continues today. In addition to all these things, the MAC has also consecutively experienced its two best fiscal years under Larry’s leadership. As Larry nears retirement, we decided that we just couldn’t let this exemplary man leave the MAC so soon. He has agreed to transition to the role of

Director of Advancement. In this role, he will provide special assistance with our Glen Echo partnership (see page 27 for more information) and work closely with Cynthia Goudy on our foundations, specifically planned giving, annuities, wills, and the All-Star program. Soon, you’ll be able to find him and Cynthia “at the foundation of it all” headquartered on the ground floor of the Downtown Clubhouse, now affectionately dubbed the “Foundations Floor.” I am so pleased that my friend and colleague Larry has agreed to stay on with us in this new role, and I thank him for all he has done for me personally here at the MAC. Moving into the Chief Financial Officer’s office and role is Pam Roth. Please join me in extending some heartfelt congratulations to her. She has worked with Larry for almost 20 years and is extremely competent and highly qualified for this position. I am confident that her promotion into this position and ongoing leadership will be a smooth transition for the Club. Thank you, Larry and Pam, for your years of service, dedication to the MAC, and exemplary work. Also, please join me in welcoming Ed Redmond to the MAC family. Ed was hired to fill Pam’s prior position as Director of Accounting. He has more than 15 years of accounting experience, and we’re thrilled to have him. The New Year is off to a great start. The MAC finished 2018 by approving 39 new members and having one of the best months in the Club’s financial history. Thanks to all who proposed new members, hosted a holiday party, and utilized the hotel rooms to help us finish the year strong. I look forward to sharing more exciting news in the year to come. See you at the Club,

Wally Smith, General Manager Missouri Athletic Club

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from the chief financial officer The Club’s fiscal year runs from September 1 through August 31. The first quarter of our 2018-2019 fiscal year ended on November 30, 2018. During the first three months of our fiscal year, revenue from departmental operations totaled $3,029,064. This total was $55,505 greater than plan and $83,743 ahead of last year. Membership dues reached $2,057,180. This total was $8,531 greater than plan and $61,776 ahead of last year. Total resident members in November 2018 stood at 1,538 with total dues-paying members of 2,374; the corresponding totals for November 2017 were 1,516 and 2,334, respectively. In November 2018, there were 1,317 Platinum Partnership members and 406 Diamond Club members; last November’s totals were 1,216 and 422, respectively. Unallocated costs have accumulated to $2,208,370 so far this year. This total is $38,461 less than plan and $244 greater than last year. Net operating cash flow (net income before depreciation) of $709,617 was generated during the first three months of our fiscal year. This amount is $211,347 greater than plan and $235,677 ahead of last year. Capital expenditures during the quarter totaled $448,260. Of this total, $170,197 was spent Downtown and $278,063 was spent at the West Clubhouse. The Club ended the quarter with $565,172 of cash on its balance sheet. The line of credit balance at the end of November 2018 was zero. As of the end of November, the Club had long-term bank debt of $6,197,302 and MAC Redevelopment Corp., which owns our garage, had long-term bank debt of $322,732 for a total of $6,520,034. We are currently paying down our debt by approximately $45,000 per month. If you have any questions concerning the Club’s finances, please contact the Club’s Chief Financial Officer, Pam Roth, 314-539-4400 or proth@mac-stl.org.

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FINANCIAL REPORTS AVAILABLE The audited financial statements of the Missouri Athletic Club for the years ended August 31, 2018 and 2017, are now available in the Club’s Accounting and Finance Department. Any member who would like a copy of the audited financial statements may request a copy from the Chief Financial Officer, Pam Roth. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Missouri Athletic Club (the “Club”), its wholly owned subsidiary, MAC Redevelopment Corp. (the “Corporation”), and the Missouri Athletic Club Preservation Foundation (the “Foundation”), a related party under common control. The Club generated operating revenue of $20,195,646 during 2018. This was up from $19,794,451 in 2017. Included in operating revenues are membership dues ($7,884,906 for 2018 and $7,635,583 for 2017), departmental operating revenues ($12,117,491 for 2018 and $11,918,135 for 2017), and initiation fees ($193,249 for 2018 and $240,733 for 2017). Operating expenses totaled $20,323,311 in 2018, compared to $20,004,236 in 2017. Net non-operating revenues totaled $1,022,277 in 2018, compared to $755,149 in 2017. There was capital fee revenue of $1,140,328 in 2018, compared to $1,073,550 in 2017. There was a positive pension adjustment of $408,339

in 2018, compared to a positive pension adjustment of $1,111,940 in 2017. The Club’s unrestricted net assets increased by $1,302,951 to $7,820,167 at the end of 2018, from $6,517,216 at the end of 2017. The Corporation’s operating revenues were $216,000 during 2018. Operating expenses were $177,295. Net non-operating expenses were $21,021. Unrestricted net assets increased by $17,684. Unrestricted net assets were $756,363 at the end of 2018. The Foundation’s operating revenues were $137,060 during 2018. Operating expenses were $230,866. Net non-operating expense was $50,667. Unrestricted net assets decreased by $144,473. Unrestricted net assets were a negative $2,114,329 at the end of 2018. The Club’s long-term debt at the end of 2018 was $6,233,918 and the Corporation had long-term debt of $370,732. The corresponding numbers at the end of 2017 were $6,704,587 and $562,732, respectively. At the end of 2018, the balance on the Club’s line of credit was zero; the balance at the end of 2017 was also zero. If you have any questions about the finances of the Club or any of its related entities, please contact Pam Roth, the Club’s Chief Financial Officer at 314-539-4400 or proth@mac-stl.org.


>> membership

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MEMBERS FROM DECEMBER!

The MAC had a record-setting month with 39 new members in December. Ahrens, Julia (Christopher) of Paradowski Creative was proposed by Chris Michalak

Huels, Stuart (Holly) of Perficient, Inc. was proposed by Allen Smith

Shea, Chris of Cissell Mueller was proposed by Benjamin Reifschneider

Akinyemi, Tomi of Spencer Fane LLP was proposed by Talmage Newton

Imhof, Kirk Anthony (Michael Bolus) of Edward Jones was proposed by Bill Fiala

Strait, Robert (Christina) of Strait Realty was proposed by Scott Trout

Blasi, Peter (Tami) of Evans Blasi Law was proposed by Eric Evans

Kilcoyne, Martin (Kimberly) of KTVI-TV Fox 2 was proposed by Dan McLaughlin

Tabor, Greg of Transamerica was proposed by Brett Benyo

Bonan, Frank (Abbey) of Market Street Bancshares was proposed by Thomas Dolson

Knese, Leonard (Susanne) of National Sales Co. was proposed by Chris O’Hagan

Timmermann, Robert (Danyal) of Timmermann Group was proposed by Carter Alexander

Brower, Cameron of Symetra Financial was proposed by Emily McCartney

Kolthoff, Jarrett of SpearTip was proposed by Yvonne Klein

Tobey, Eric of Jackson National Life was proposed by Gregory Klaus

Burger, Gary (Kristen) of Burger Law LLC was proposed by Robert Guller

Komlos, Ron (Sandra) of Flooring Systems Inc. was proposed by John Komlos

Varley, Clayton was proposed by Jeff Moore

Crowe, James (Margaret) of the US Attorney’s Office was proposed by James Crowe, III

LaBelle, Jamie (Michael) of Coalition for Life St. Louis was proposed by Luke Pope

Curotto, Francis (Kathleen) of Kreisman-Bayer, INC was proposed by Clark Cole

Lowery, Matthew (Caroline) of Transplace Texas was proposed by Bill Swoboda

Fields, Matthew (Justine) of Sinars Rollins, LLC was proposed by Vince Reese

Merenda, James of Edward Jones was proposed by Terry Hammer

Forte, Nicolaus (Alexis Fuchs) of Stifel Nicolaus was proposed by Trevor McDonagh

Mikulec, Anthony (Katharine) of Saint Louis University was proposed by William James

Galazka, Melissa (Peter) of Paradowski Creative was proposed by Chris Michalak

Nixon, Jay (Georganne) of Dowd Bennett LLP was proposed by Jeremiah Nixon

Hattrich, August (Danielle) of Paradowski Creative was proposed by Chris Michalak

Richlak, Thomas was proposed by Brad McLaury

Hauck, Brad of Paradowski Creative was proposed by Chris Michalak Hite, Paul of American Bureau of Shipping was proposed by John Pennington

Schmidt, Chris (Silvia Ledesma Ortiz) of Bryan Cave LLP was proposed by Brian Davies Schwarz, Chad of AlixPartners was proposed by George Schwarz

Vossbrink, Robert of Ernst & Young was proposed by Ellen Vossbrink Zanaboni, Ann (Paul) of Rockhurst University was proposed by John Pennington

NEW MEMBER PROPOSER 2018 WINNER

Congratulations to Chris Michalak, 2018’s lead proposer, who proposed five new members last year! To become a leading proposer for 2019, invite friends, family, or coworkers to join the Club and bring them into the MAC family!

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Board of Governors The Nominating Committee is currently seeking ten qualified candidates to run for the 2019 Board of Governors. Don’t miss this rewarding chance to give back to your Club. If you are interested in running, please contact these members of the Nominating Committee: Troy Robertson 314-249-8240 Mike Schoedel 314-495-5045

Tripp Zumwalt, Bill Springer, Nick Bahn, Pat Cantwell, Mike Hackett, Carl Winters, Mark Neill, Randy Nistler, Tim VanRhein, and Brett Benyo. If you have questions about what board service is all about, feel free to contact any

IN MEMORIAM

current Governor or Past Governor. They are more than happy to answer questions and share experiences. Your letter of intent is due on or before March 1, 2019.

Mr. Michael Donio, joined Nov. 21, 1997 and passed away on Dec. 23, 2018 at the age of 71. Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019 F 7


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Preorder Boxing Dinner Beverages Get one step ahead of the night by preordering beer and wine for the Boxing Championship dinner on Feb. 28. To order contact Kelly Schaper at 314539-4457 or kschaper@mac-stl.org prior to event. F F F F F F F

Sonoma Cuterer Chardonnay - $40 Siduri Pinot Noir - $40 Joseph Carr Cabarnet - $40 Quilt Cabernet - $80 Caymus Cabernet - $150 Opus Cabernet - $500 Domestic Beer Buckets - $22Reservations.

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Valentine’s Dinner On Feb. 14-16, enjoy a romantic date night in the Jack Buck Grille. Dinner will include a Caesar salad, filet and lobster featuring roasted garlic au gratin potatoes, baby carrots, brussels sprouts and roasted Roma tomatoes, and a flourless chocolate cake for dessert! The cost is $75 per couple. Book a reservation online from Dining > Reservations.

Live Music On Saturday, Feb. 16 Tom Kelly will serenade Valentine’s dinner guests from 7-10 p.m.

Blues Game Shuttle Enjoy beer and appetizer specials in the Jack Buck Grille before Blues games to beat the winter blues! The MAC shuttle will transport fans to and from the game.


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THE PARTY of the Year The Foundations’ Gala is the can’t miss party of the year. The goal of the Gala is to raise more than $75,000 for the MAC’s three 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundations: Preservation Foundation, Sports Foundation, and Foundation for the Arts. These foundations support the Club’s values of tradition, community and culture into the future. Another purpose of the Gala is to provide members with an exceptional dinner-dance experience featuring live music by Griffin and the Gargoyles. This night is also a great way to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with a loved one or showcase the MAC to a friend, family member or coworker interested in membership! In addition to attending the Gala, support the MAC’s foundations by participating in the live and silent auctions. Members unable to attend the Gala can still bid on silent auction items through the Club’s new online bidding platform. Members and guests can preview both live and silent auction items online. All silent auction bidding will take place online beginning Feb. 6. The silent auction features Cardinals tickets, autographed sports memorabilia, tennis lessons and fitness training from MAC staff and more. Members can also purchase raffle tickets for the specialty bourbon package. Items available for bidding during the live auction include two puppies, Cardinals and Cubs ticket package, seven nights at Belize beachfront villa, a Las Vegas getaway, and many more. Make sure to register at 19MACGala.givesmart.com to preview auction items and bid on the silent auction. Support the foundations to leave a mark on the future excellence of the Club. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 6 p.m. – Cocktails F 7 p.m. – Dinner F 8 p.m. – Program and Live Auction $150 per person, all inclusive F To attend call 314-539-4486 or register online.

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MAC HONORS COLLEGE SOCCER’S BEST

Gutman and Macario Awarded Hermann Trophy The best players in college soccer assembled at the MAC for the annual Hermann Trophy Banquet presented by World Wide Technology on Jan. 4. A big crowd filled the Club to find out who would be recognized as the top male and female players in the country for the 2018 season. Indiana University senior defender Andrew Gutman (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Stanford University sophomore forward Catarina Macario (San Diego, Calif.) received the MAC Hermann Trophy — a 10-pound crystal soccer ball trophy — as National Players of the Year based on voting conducted by college coaches. Gutmann contributed career-highs with 11 goals and nine assists for 31 points in 2018, leading the Hoosiers in goals and points. The unanimous Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year anchored an IU defense that allowed just 13 goals over 24 games en route to a College Cup semifinal appearance. Runners-up for the men’s award were University of Denver senior forward Andrew Shinyashiki and University of Kentucky junior forward JJ Williams. Macario recorded a team-high 14 goals and 36 points in 2018 to help the Cardinal back to the College Cup semifinals. The Pac 12 Forward of the Year led the conference in gamewinning goals and finished tied for ninth in the country in total points. As a freshman, she led the nation with 50 points and 16 assists. Runners-up for the women’s award were Stanford senior midfielder Jordan DiBiasi and Georgetown University senior forward Caitlin Farrell. At the banquet, World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh gave an update on the bid to land a Major League Soccer franchise for St. Louis. To conclude the event, U.S. Soccer’s CEO/Secretary General, Dan Flynn spoke about the growth of soccer in the United States. 12 F Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019

HERMANN TROPHY WINNERS CATARINA MACARIO (STANFORD) AND ANDREW GUTMAN (INDIANA) STAND WITH THE AWARD.

TOP ROW FROM LEFT: ROBERT HERMANN IS ACKNOWLEDGED DURING THE PRESS CONFERENCE; FINALIST JORDAN DIBIASI POSES WITH HER COACH PAUL RATCLIFFE; FINALIST JJ WILLIAMS WITH HIS COACH JOHAN CEDERGREN. SECOND ROW FROM LEFT: FINALIST ANDRE SHINYASHIKI SMILES WITH HIS COACH JAMIE FRANKS; WINNER CATARINA MACARIO SHARES A LAUGH WITH COACH PAUL RATCLIFFE; WINNER ANDREW GUTMAN HOLDS THE HERMANN TROPHY WITH HIS COACH TODD YEAGLEY. BOTTOM ROW FROM LEFT: DAN FLYNN IS THE FEATURED SPEAKER DURING THE PROGRAM; FINALIST CAITLIN FARRELL WITH HER COACH DAVE NOLAN; FINALISTS JJ WILLIAMS, ANDREW GUTMAN, AND ANDRE SHINYASHIKI POSE DURING THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION.

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>> wellness

NEW YEAR, NEW ROOM Downtown Weight Room is Open

The Downtown Clubhouse weight room reopened Jan. 2 after a full renovation and installation of all new equipment. The renovation began in November with the goal of extending the look and feel of the Group Exercise Room on the 11th floor and the Functional Training Room on 5M to the weight room.

The delivery and installation of much-needed new equipment began in mid-December. The Downtown Clubhouse is now much better equipped to provide a safe and effective workout. Come try the new space! Staff and trainers are available to answer questions related to the new equipment.

TOP-NOTCH TRAINING Don’t forget the MAC offers private one-onone training and group training sessions. Personalized training is a great way to target specific goals for each body. Group training is a great way to still get that personalized training but have fun with friends at the same time! This month, Nick Martin, a Downtown Clubhouse personal trainer is highlighted for his dedication to making each member he trains

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feel better than when they arrived! Call Rick Schneider (DT) at 314-539-4434 to book a session with Nick! “Nick is a great trainer. Before I met with him I was lost walking into the gym. He developed a plan for me inside and outside of the gym that gave me confidence to walk in and endure a great workout. He will set you up with a plan that fits both your schedule and goals”. — Ryan Pilcher

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Yoga and Barre Classes Return to Pre-Renovation Rate $7 PER CLASS | NEW! $49 PER MONTH PER FAMILY CAP

Good news! Beginning Feb. 1, the price for yoga and barre classes will remain the same at $7 per class as it was prior to the fitness expansion and renovation at the West Clubhouse. As a bonus to members, the cost per month is also capped at $49 per month per

family. So, bring the family, and partake in a wide variety of yoga and barre classes for a maximum of $49 per month. Classes are in demand so avoid the wait list by registering for classes online in advance!

Register online under Fitness & Wellness > Classes > Registration Calendar (West)

West Clubhouse Phase One Complete Both Phase 1A and Phase 1B of the West Clubhouse fitness expansion and renovation project are complete. Phase 1A included half of the weight room and the new yoga and barre studio. Phase 1B included the other half of the weight room and opened in early January. The weight room offers new equipment such as dumbbells with self-leveling logo, power racks, a lifting area for power movements, a cable station and more. Both projects included a full renovation and remodel of the walls, flooring, equipment and layout allowing members to utilize the space for the best workout possible. Come check out all it has to offer! Trainers are available to answer any questions Cherry Diamond ad #2 N_Layout 1 9/12/18 8:49 AM Page 3 related to new equipment.

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FIND MOTIVATION

in Adventure MAC member, Christine Hoene has challenged herself to try a new sport every year since 1995.

Do the people you know a favor and tell them to learn a new sport every year. Planning the next activity is almost as fun as doing it.” Christine Hoene grew up during a time when women were not encouraged to play sports. In 1995, at the age of 35, she had little athletic experience and had never picked up a tennis racket when a friend asked her to play at the Missouri Athletic Club. She experienced so much physical, mental and social enjoyment that she decided to dedicate the next year to learning the sport. Since then, Christine has continued to pursue learning a new sport each subsequent year. Throughout the past decade, Christine has sought out sports that create avenues for adventure. For example, she joined “Chicks with Picks” so she would have the opportunity to travel with other women interested in ice climbing. Many of the sports she has pursued involve traveling to a particular location, climate or terrain for learning, training, and competition. She has done hut-to-hut cross country skiing, backcountry ice climbing, surfing vacations, aerial showcases, and in 2016, participated in the Missouri Senior Olympics for pole vaulting. She took home a firstplace title. “My biggest takeaway would have to be the travel,” said Christine. “I try to do something exceptional with each sport.” After trying more than 30 different sports in about 24 years, her motivation remains strong. She loves each part of the process from choosing a sport to learning the fundamentals and then giving it her all in competition against others or while striving to achieve a personal best. To date, her favorite sports include tennis, cross country skiing, mountain biking and aerial silks. She enjoyed the aerial silks so much that she opened her own studio in Florida. She confesses that committing to a full year of one sport 16 F Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019

is the most difficult part. She was least passionate about fencing and had the most difficult time sticking with it. She credits the MAC for helping her succeed in her goals. She first joined the Club about 18 years ago. Through the MAC, she learned how to play tennis and squash. Ongoing, she has utilized the fitness facilities, classes and trainers to increase her strength and stay fit and healthy. She has fond early memories of taking Paul Helfrich’s boot camp class outside on nice days. “It was like CrossFit before that became a thing,” she said. Today, she splits her time between St. Louis and Florida. When in St. Louis, she still enjoys a good workout at the MAC. “The boot camps offered have played a big part in helping me continue with sports,” said Christine. “My core burns with each V-up and run, it’s just great.” With the start of a New Year, she encourages others to join her in trying a new sport. “Do the people you know a favor and tell them to learn a new sport every year. Planning the next activity is almost as fun as doing it,” said Christine. When asked what sport she is planning to tackle in 2019, she confessed that she is still researching it, but is leaning towards dune surfing. With this in mind, members of all ages and skill levels still have time to choose a new sport for 2019. The MAC staff are prepared to help adults and children achieve athletic, fitness and wellness goals. Consider a racquet sport, basketball, golf or swimming. Talk to the athletic pros to determine which sport would be most enjoyable. Share the sport with a fellow member; train together; and compete against each other. As Christine has shown, it is never too late in life to learn a new sport.


Measuring Time in Sports Christine Hoene’s athletic pursuits 1995: Tennis 1996: Rollerblading 1997: Geocaching and orienteering 1998: Fencing and speed walking 1999: Rock climbing 2000: Cross country skiing 2001: Snow shoeing and spelunking 2002: Squash 2003: Tree climbing and Olympic weightlifting 2004: Snowboarding 2005: Telemark skiing 2006: Mountain biking 2007: Surfing 2008: Paddle boarding 2009: Slack lining 2010: Aerial silks 2011: Trapeze and corde lisse 2012: Ice climbing and earned pilot license 2013: Stilt walking and canyoneering 2014: AcroYoga 2015: Pole vaulting 2016: Kite skateboarding and kite surfboarding 2017: Ice kite skiing and tight rope walking TOP ROW FROM LEFT: CHRISTINE SHOWS HER STRENGTH WHILE PERFORMING DURING AERIAL SILKS; CHRISTINE HANGS UPSIDE DOWN WHILE PRACTICING CORDE LISSE. SECOND ROW FROM LEFT: CHRISTINE PRACTICES HER KITE SKATEBOARDING SKILLS ON THE BEACH; CHRISTINE TAKES ON AN ENCLOSED KAYAK ADVENTURE. THIRD ROW FROM LEFT: CHRISTINE DIGS IN DURING AN ICE CLIMBING ADVENTURE; CHRISTINE POSES WHILE CROSSING THE FINISH LINE AT THE BOSTON MARATHON. BOTTOM ROW FROM LEFT: CHRISTINE POSES WITH HER MEDAL AFTER SECURING HER POLE VAULT VICTORY; CHRISTINE TACKLES MOUNTAINSIDE SNOWBOARDING. PHOTO AT LEFT: CHRISTINE ASCENDS HER WAY UP A WATERFALL WHILE CANYONEERING.

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Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming The Club’s spring and summer programming for adults and kids is around the corner! Sign up online at mac-stl.org.

RACQUETBALL

PRIVATE LESSONS The MAC's racquetball professional offers private or semi-private lessons.

CLINICS One-hour clinics are offered periodically throughout the year for all ages and skill levels.

LEAGUES AND TOURNAMENTS SINGLES LEAGUE

F Level A and B | Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. F Level C and D | Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m.

DOUBLES LEAGUE

Open to all ages and skill levels. F Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m.

CHALLENGE LADDER

Opportunity for all ages and skill levels to challenge each other in racquetball.

MAC RACQUETBALL CLASSIC

The men's and women's racquetball tour along with the top area high school players participate in this tournament.

CONTACT

Dave Schwent Racquetball Professional 314-539-4467 dschwent@mac-stl.org 18 F Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019


Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming JUNIOR PROGRAMS The MAC offers squash programming for kids of all ages and abilities with the goal of nurturing a love of the game, encouraging good sportsmanship and building squash skills.

YOUTH PERFORMANCE

Runs in six-week blocks in the spring, fall, and winter.

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Runs in six-week blocks in the spring, fall, and winter on Monday and Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 12-1:30 p.m.

ELITE SQUASH

SQUASH For the most detailed and updated information, login to the MAC website and go to the Squash pages. To register, or for more information, contact Adam Bews at 314-539-4455 or abews@mac-stl.org.

ADULT PROGRAMS The MAC offers squash programs with top-notch instruction for adults of all ages and abilities.

BEGINNER CLINIC

Contact abews@mac-stl.org for more information.

CLUB SINGLES LADDER

Play this new ladder published at the squash courts. Contact abews@mac-stl.org to join the ladder.

DOUBLES CLINICS

Runs in six-week blocks in the spring, fall, and winter on Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1:30-3 p.m.

BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

Runs the first and second week of August. Price varies.

SPRING BREAK CAMP

Beginner, intermediate and elite camp options. Contact pros for information. F March 18-22 and 25-29.

SUMMER SQUASH CAMP

Camps run May 27-31, June 3-7 and June 10-14. Beginner, intermediate and elite camps offered. Contact pros for information.

Clinics run weekly. Contact 314-539-4455 for times and dates.

SQUASH EVENTS SINGLES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEK AND SINGLES/DOUBLES AWARDS DINNER

A recap of the championship finals day and the season as a whole! F March 4-9 F Finals day and awards – March 9.

PARENT/CHILD DOUBLES

Parents and their children team up to play doubles. A and B flights. F May 24-25 F $30 per adult, $15 per child

CONTACT

Adam Bews Director of Squash 314-539-4455 abews@mac-stl.org Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019 F 19


Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming WOMEN'S AND MEN'S MEN & WOMEN’S SINGLES MATCH MAKER

Life is busy, and sometimes committing to a weekly tennis game is hard. To accommodate members’ schedules, MAC tennis pro Scott Stutz works to pair players of all skill levels for singles and doubles matches. He has coached many members and will help you find a game.

PRO-LEAD DRILL AND MATCH PLAY

ADULT TENNIS

F June 4-Aug. 31 F Tuesday 6-8 a.m. F Thursday 6-8 a.m. F Wednesday 7-8:30 a.m. F Saturday SLAM 8-9:30 a.m.

OPEN COURT TIME

All members may enjoy complimentary court time on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:30-9 p.m. Contact Kim Steinmetz to make a reservation.

The most detailed and updated information is available on the MAC website. Login to the MAC website to register online: Athletics > Tennis > Adult Programs.

WOMEN'S WOMEN'S BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CLINIC

Classes will begin with instruction and demonstration of the day’s topic(s) followed by drilling of a new stroke or technique. Game-like play will also be used so participants can learn etiquette, rules of play, court positioning and strategy. F Mondays from 10-11 a.m. F Session One: June 3-24 F Session Two: July 8-29 F Session Three: Aug. 5-26 F Members: $60 F Guests: $78

WOMEN'S USTA 3.0 CLINIC

These practices are for any players interested in working on their singles and doubles match play at the USTA 3.0 level. The format may vary weekly and will include certain stroke techniques, specific singles and doubles strategies and play. F Mondays from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. F June 3-26 F $16 per day

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MEN'S MEN’S 55+ AFTERNOON WORKOUT CARDIO TENNIS

These pro-led classes emphasize aerobic drills to improve tennis skills and provide a good workout! F Fridays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. F $16 per day

LADIES INTERCLUB

These weekly practices usually involve a warm-up period, a drill period and a play period. Matches are held on Friday mornings. Those wishing to compete in the matches are encouraged to attend the practices to learn doubles strategies and practice with your match partner. Contact Scott Stutz to get involved. F May 28-Aug. 22 F “A” practice: Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. F “B” practice: Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m. F “C” practice: Wednesdayfrom 9-10:30 a.m.

Mostly retirees practice with Patrick McNally, then team up on Thursdays to compete in interclub matches against other teams in the St. Louis area. Contact Patrick to get involved at pmcnally@mac-stl.org. F June 5-Aug. 25 F Wednesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. F $16 per day

CONTACT

Kim Steinmetz Tennis Director 314-539-4413 ksteinmetz@mac-stl.org

CONTACT

Scott Stutz Tennis Pro 314-539-4411 sstutz@mac-stl.org


Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming

JUNIOR TENNIS Camps will be offered this summer from June 3-Aug. 16. There will be no classes on July 4. Register for each week separately online. To register, login to the MAC website and go to Athletics > Tennis > Jr. Programs.

PERFORMANCE CLASSES These classes will include advanced progression of participants’ tactical, technical and mental skills. This will include developing offensive and defensive game styles, practicing specialty shots and creating different spins.

HIGH PERFORMANCE AGES 10-14

TOTS TENNIS AGES 5-7

These classes are geared to give young kids an enthusiasm for the game and develop their tennis skills. F Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-1 p.m. or 4-5 p.m. F Location: West Clubhouse F Members: $60 per week F Guests: $75 per week

FUTURE STARS AGES 7-10

This program is for beginner and intermediate level children; courts are divided according to age and ability. F Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. F Location: West Clubhouse F Members: $250 per week F Guests: $300 per week

TOURNAMENT GREEN AGES 11-14

These classes are for intermediate middle school-aged players who enjoy tennis and are moving toward the advanced-level class. These classes will emphasize further developing stroke techniques, adding specialty shots, strengthening core stability, and learning different playing strategies. F Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. F Location: West Clubhouse F Members: $250 per week F Guests: $300 per week

INTERMEDIATE AGES 10-14

Beginners in this class can learn the basics of the game and develop into great players. Experienced kids will learn new skills. F Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. F Location: West Clubhouse F Members: $250 per week F Guests: $300 per week

F Monday-Friday from 8:30-11 a.m. F Location: MICDS F Members: $250 per week F Guests/T-Part.: $335 per week (cost includes match play)

PEAK PERFORMANCE AGES 10-18

F Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11 a.m. F Location: MICDS F Members: $250 per week F Guests/T-Part.: $335 per week (cost includes match play)

VARSITY PERFORMANCE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS F Monday-Friday from 8:30-11 a.m. F Location: MICDS F Members: $250 per week F Guests/T-Part: $335 per week (cost includes match play)

CONTACT

Max Shapiro Director of Junior Tennis 314-539-4416 mshapiro@mac-stl.org Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019 F 21


Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming

YOUTH PROGRAMS From camps to specialized clinics, the MAC’s youth have opportunities to learn a new sport or perfect their skills and techniques during year-round athletic and activity programs. For the most detailed and updated information, login to the MAC website and register from the Youth Programs Calendar.

SPRING RACQUET CAMP SPRING BREAK

Runs from March 18-22; you pick the days! Children ages 6-11 will get instruction in squash, tennis, pickleball, racquetball and more in these single day camps. Choose from half or full day. F Full Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. F Half Day: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Members: F Full Day: $99 per day (includes lunch) F Half Day: $45 per day (optional $7 lunch) Guests: F Full Day: $114 per day (includes lunch) F Half Day: $60 per day (optional $7 lunch)

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SUMMER SUMMER CAMP MAC

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

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP MAC

Runs for six weeks for ages 3-5 (must be fully potty trained). F May 29, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6 F 9 a.m.-noon F $155 per child per week (optional $7 lunch), members only

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION $10 per week savings! Members only can get early bird discounted rates for full day Summer Camp MAC and Preschool Summer Camp. Registration opens Feb. 1-March 31. Full Day Camp MAC: $180 per child, per week. Preschool Summer Camp MAC: $145 per child, per week. Cancellation must be prior to 72 hours of camp week. No early bird pricing on specialty camps. No early bird pricing on guest registrations.

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


Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming SPORTS LESSONS & CLINICS

The MAC offers different clinics and private lessons in several sports throughout the year. Basketball private training is always available by appointment.

YOUTH BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINICS

Kids ages 8-12 can work with instructor Justin Taylor in a four-week skill session including game simulated drills, film breakdown and progressive workouts. F Every Monday in February from 6-7 p.m. F $85 per member

SUMMER WARM UP GOLF CLINICS Instructed by St. Louis Golf Lessons

Kids ages 8-11 can join instructor Alisha Matthews for a preseason refresher. Classes include full swing fundamentals and basics of putting, chipping and pitching. All classes mix technique instruction along with skill building games and contests. No experience necessary. F Every Monday in February from 6-7 p.m. F West Clubhouse gymnasium F $125 per child, members only

MACTIVITIES SPECIALTY CAMPS Specialty camps are offered throughout the summer and during the holidays. Week-long camps include soccer, flag football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, yoga and golf. Dates vary; login to the MAC website and visit the Youth Programs Calendar for details.

GYM & SWIM

Kids in grades K-6 enjoy a fun day on their day off on Presidents’ Day with activities and swimming! The MAC shuttle will transport kids from the West Clubhouse to the Downtown Clubhouse for gym time, swimming and lunch. Walk ins not accepted. Children must know how to swim. F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. F $60 per child, members only

Between October and May of each year, kids ages 5-12 and infant through age 4 enjoy age-appropriate games, sports, activities and movie nights on Fridays at the West Clubhouse. F 5:30-8:30 p.m.

SUMMER FIELD TRIP CAMPS

Field Trip Camps are weekly fun-filled days of exploring St. Louis area attractions, parks, and more. Camps are for members only ages 6-12 and run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. F Explore STL: June 17-21 F Adventure Camp: July 8-12 F Wet & Wild: July 29-Aug. 2 F Price TBD

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM — NEW THIS YEAR!

Members ages 12-17 who have interest in becoming a camp counselor can apply to attend a week-long Counselor in Training Camp. The CIT program will teach teens leadership skills, how to work with children, give them confidence, and teach them responsibility. CIT’s will assist camp counselors, go through a curriculum with camp coordinators, and learn camp safety and MAC service standards. Limited weeks and number of spaces will be offered this summer. Acceptance through application process. Details coming soon.

CONTACT

Joy Holdmeier Programs Manager 314-539-4468 jholdmeier@mac-stl.org

CONTACT

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Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming

SWIM AND DIVE Please visit the team site www.penguins.swimtopia.com for more detailed information and for registration.

SWIM – WEST CLUBHOUSE

REGISTRATION PROCESS

PENGUIN SWIM TEAM

For all families returning from the 2018 team (all participants and siblings), registration opens March 4. All 2018 Penguin and Puffin swim team members and their siblings will be guaranteed a spot on the 2019 team if registered before open enrollment begins on April 1.

PUFFIN SWIM TEAM

For new families, registration opens April 1 and ends on May 20 for ages 12 and under and on June 11 for ages 13 and over.

The MAC Swim Team is a fun yet competitive team for children ages 5-18. Practice is offered five days a week and weekly meets are held on Monday nights. The Puffin Pre-team is for younger swimmers (ages three to five) who cannot yet swim the full length of the pool. The six-week Puffin Pre-team season offers practice two or three days a week and starts on Tuesday, June 4.

The season begins on Thursday, May 30.

SWIM TEAM MEET DATES

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

CONTACT For registration questions, contact Janet Jones at 314-539-4444 ext. 7430 or jjones@mac-stl.org. For general team questions, contact Stephanie Reh at msreh@sbcglobal.net.

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Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming DIVE – WEST CLUBHOUSE DIVE TEAM

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

CONTACT

Nikki Hostnik at nikki@ehostnik.com

SWIM – DOWNTOWN LEARN-TO-SWIM CLINIC

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

SWIM TEAM SPRING WARM-UP

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

2018 NACAD GREAT LAKES SWIM CONTEST

The purpose of this competition is to encourage fitness training through good swimming competition between clubs. Each club will swim the length of 4/5 Great Lakes (excluding Lake Superior). The NACAD clubs will be broken up into two divisions for the competition. Division I will consist of clubs with a membership exceeding 3,000 members, while Division II will include clubs with 3,000 or less (the MAC is in the smaller of the two divisions.) The competition will begin Feb. 1 and will conclude Feb. 28. Yards can be swum at any pool. The club with the most yards win each division. In 2018, the MAC finished in second place by just over 50,000 yards. Members can report yards by filling out the forms located at the Downtown Clubhouse Athletic Desk or by calling 314-539-4482.

CONTACT

Rick Schneider Assistant Athletic Director 314-539-4434 rschneider@mac-stl.org Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019 F 25


Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming

GOLF

Maria Palozola, Head Golf Professional for the MAC and owner of St. Louis Golf Lessons, and her team of professional golf instructors offer junior camps, club fittings and private lessons. To register and for the most detailed information on schedules and programs, go to the MAC website under Athletics > Golf > Lessons.

ADULT PROGRAMS LPGA 101

This intro to golf program is conducted by women for women. A professional will provide base knowledge of the game, golf skills and the confidence to get on the course.

CO-ED CLASSES

Offer a fun way to improve in the game in just five weeks.

WINTER PROGRAM

A great program to stay sharp in the game through the off season.

PRIVATE LESSONS Contact Maria to set up private golf lessons to improve your game. Email maria@mariapalozola.com to get started.

CLUB FITTINGS Maria is a certified Callaway Golf Staff member. Reach out to get fitted for golf equipment that fits your body and swing.

JUNIOR PROGRAMS USA JUNIOR NATIONAL GOLF TEAM COACHING PROGRAM

For players of all skill levels from beginner to college player.

WINTER PROGRAM

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE TEAM

Kids ages 7-13 can learn the game of golf from LPGA and PGA professionals. Kids ages 6-12 can advance their skills through camps with instruction, skill building games, competition and activities.

MARIA PALOZOLA – 2018 AWARDS F Listed as a Top 50 LPGA Teacher in the World F Voted 2018 LPGA Midwest Section Teacher of the Year F Voted 2018 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Instructor F Voted 2018 U. S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher

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As a benefit to members, the Missouri Athletic Club does not limit members’ use to a single golf course. The Club provides local and national golf options for members in a variety of ways. Members receive special guest privileges at six local golf clubs. Guest privileges are automatically included for Diamond Club members. A La Carte members should contact the Membership Department to activate seasonal golf privileges. All charges are billed back to the member’s account. Log on to the MAC website under Athletics > Golf > Reciprocal Golf Program for details on each club.

A great program for kids to stay sharp in the game through the off season.

U.S. KIDS GOLF CAMPS

RECIPROCAL GOLF PROGRAM

CLUBS F Dalhousie Golf Club – Cape Girardeau, Mo. F Glen Echo Country Club – Normandy, Mo. F The Legends Golf Club – Eureka, Mo. F Panther Creek Country Club – Springfield, Mo. F St. Clair Country Club – Belleville, Ill. F Sunset Hills Country Club – Edwardsville, Ill.


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For $295 per month plus tax, MAC members can enjoy full membership benefits at Glen Echo Country Club. The Missouri Athletic Club and Glen Echo Country Club have great histories that date back to the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis. Over the years, the two clubs have developed a partnership and share reciprocal club benefits. Now, MAC members have the unique opportunity to enjoy full membership benefits at two legendary clubs and three clubhouses.

GLEN ECHO FULL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM MAC members can now apply for the Glen Echo Full Membership Program. For $295 per month plus tax in addition to current MAC dues, MAC members will receive full membership benefits at Glen Echo, which include: F Unlimited rounds of golf for the entire family, which includes member, spouse, and children under 25 years of age. F Full access to the Online Tee Sheet, which allows reservations seven days in advance versus calling the Pro Shop. F Unlimited utilization of the pool and clubhouse facilities plus events for the entire family. F Spouse and children may play in applicable men’s/women’s/kid’s golf events at normal member fees. F Personal locker assigned with name on the locker and utilization of locker room amenities. Spouse locker available at normal rental rate. F Golf club storage in Pro Shop included for primary member. Entire family may store clubs at $125 per bag per year. F Participation in the Men’s Golf Association is optional at an additional $300 per year. MAC members interested in the Glen Echo Full Membership Program should contact Rodney Stoyer at 314-539-4471 or rstoyer@mac-stl.org. The cost of this program is fixed through March 31, 2021 (two years). Thereafter, a modest increase could be expected, but the program will continue year after year. This opportunity is not offered on a seasonal or short-term basis. Therefore, if a MAC/GECC member needs to resign from the program, he/she will not be eligible to rejoin for two years. Cherry Diamond F FEB 2019 F 27


Spring & Summer | 2019 Athletic Programming MAC Teams Traveling to NACAD Tournament

The Missouri Athletic Club’s basketball teams will travel this spring to the Detroit Athletic Club for the NACAD Basketball Tournament. NACAD (North American Association of Club Athletic Directors) is the organization made up of the Athletic Directors from private clubs like the MAC from North America. Each year the organization puts on multiple tournaments (basketball, squash, golf, etc.), but the basketball tournament is the biggest tournament of all the sports. The MAC team’s will compete in various divisions.

College Basketball Awards Banquet Heat Up with the Summer Basketball League Summer basketball league play begins in June. Look for online registration beginning in mid to late April. The cost is $70 per person. Pickup games are free.

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Sign Up for the Double Elimination Basketball Tournament Registration runs from Feb. 19 to March 15. Register early as space is limited. Games begin the week of April 1, and the tournament will run about four weeks. Games are primarily on Tuesday and Thursday nights each week with a few Monday nights in the mix at the Downtown Clubhouse. Those who participate in the tournament will not be charged to attend the annual basketball banquet. The cost is $70 per person. Register online.

Save the Date! On Monday, April 15 join the MAC as it honors basketball’s best. The night will feature a press conference followed by dinner and a program to honor the award recipients.


>> clubs within the club

Redemption Bourbon and Rye Tasting Join the Mark Twain Society at the Downtown Clubhouse on Feb. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to sip and sample Redemption Bourbon and Rye! Redemption Rye’s goal is to revive the classic American Rye cocktail with floral, citrus and mint notes. Make sure to come sample! Register online. F $35 per person plus gratuity for MTS members F $39 per person for non-MTS members and guests Price includes tasting, cigars, hors d’oeuvres and garage parking.

FYC Welcomes Electronics Expert Maribeth Concannon The ever-changing world of technology seems to update and evolve in the blink of an eye. Maribeth Concannon of Blink Solutions is the featured speaker at the Forever Young Club meeting this month. Ms. Concannon will share her knowledge and

address technology-related topics such an explanation of the cloud, the risks of using free WiFi, setting up GPS in vehicles and easily keeping track of passwords. Her web address will be included on the February postcard so FYC members can email her specific questions before the meeting. Join the FYC at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 at the West Clubhouse.

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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

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>> around the club

NEW FACES AROUND THE CLUB Get to know the new staff members! BRITTANY JENSON | Assistant Director of Special Events Brittany joined the Missouri Athletic Club staff in November 2018, but her and her husband have been active around the Club as guests for a few years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hollins University with 10 years of experience in event planning and hospitality management. Brittany supports the Membership Department and has a strong role in organizing Club sponsored events alongside the MAC’s Director of Special Events, Katie Maurer. She is from St. Simons Island, Ga. In her free time, she has a passion for painting, writing and spending time with family. Brittany is excited to help members with reservations, logistics, general information and planning of Club sponsored events!

CATIE KASSEBAUM | Communications Coordinator Catie joined the Missouri Athletic Club staff in the Communications Department in October 2018. She is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in media communication. Catie works on coordinating content sent to members through email, social media, promotional signage and the Cherry Diamond. She is passionate about spending time with friends, family and her new chihuahua. Outside of the MAC she also works for the Cardinals, cheering the team on at every home game. Make sure to look for her on the dugout! Catie is excited to speak with members about advertising and Club stories.

ED REDMOND | Accounting Manager

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Ed joined the Missouri Athletic Club’s Accounting Department in January 2019. His main responsibilities include managing the accounting cycle and producing the Club’s financial statements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ed was born in Oklahoma City but grew up a St. Louis native. Outside of work, he has a passion for cooking and making cocktails and enjoys spending time with his two daughters and wife. Ed is eager to discuss any financial questions about the Club.

RODNEY STOYER | Membership Development Executive Rodney joined the Missouri Athletic Club staff in December 2018. Rodney works at the Downtown Clubhouse assisting the Membership Department. His main responsibilities include member sourcing, recruiting and onboarding. He holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in human resource management. Currently, Rodney also serves as President of the St. Louis area chapter of the Professional Club Marketing Association. He moved to St. Louis immediately after college, previously growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Fort Madison, Iowa. Outside of work, Rodney loves spending time with his five-year-old twins and wife. He is passionate about golf and classic cars. Rodney is eager to speak with members about referring friends and co-workers!

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Artist Harry Weber to Display Sculptures at Downtown Clubhouse

PRO SHOP Valentine's Day SALE Need to buy a gift for a loved one this Valentine’s season? Feb. 4-10, take an additional 20% off the already reduced prices at both Pro Shops.

Beginning in February and continuing throughout April, the Missouri Athletic Club will display 19 sculptures by artist Harry Weber at the Downtown Clubhouse that are available for purchase. Some of the featured bronze sculptures include Musial’s 3,000 hit, Missouri Tiger and Lewis and Clark busts. Harry Weber was born in St. Louis in 1942 before earning a degree in art history from Princeton University and serving six years in the U.S. Navy. His sculptures have been featured as the cover on multiple national magazines. Two of his sculptures have been designated National Lewis and Clark sites by the Federal Parks Department, and his famous sports figure sculptures are displayed at 12 different stadiums, including Busch Stadium. In 2011, he was named the Sports Sculptor of the Year by the United States Sports Academy.

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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.

ABOVE: L-R: BILL BOPP, LAURA DAVIS, JOHN KEY, DEBBIE DAVIS, JIM NABHOLZ, LERIENDA SAINT, MARK AND SALLY LEADLOVE, LYNN BILZING, ROGER KREUTZ AND SALLY KEY SMILE AT DINNER.

Downtown West (Poolside) Feb. 10,Wednesday, 1990 saw theJune gathering family at the Valentines 25 of friends andSaturday, June 14 Dinner Wednesday, Dance sponsored by the Under Forty Organization. Couples July 23 Saturday, July 12 has the Thursday, chance to shake, of Galaxy while Aug. rattle 14 and roll to the sounds Saturday, Aug. 23 5-8 p.m. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

treating their special sweetheart to a dinner. The party got hopping early with cocktails in the Art Lounge and then moved upstairs where dinner was served before couples took to the floor to dance.

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MAC snapshots PAST PRESIDENT TOM ALBUS POSES WITH LARRY ABSHEER AS HE CELEBRATES BECOMING FIRST ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR MISSOURI.

PAUL CALHOUN ABIDES BY DRESS CODE WHILE MAKING HIS FIRST OUTING AT THREE WEEKS OLD TO THE JACK BUCK GRILLE.

DON AND JOAN FULLER SHARE SMILES AT THE DECEMBER BRIDGE CLUB MEETING.

CARL AND BARBARA STIFEL ENJOY LUNCH AT SOLDIERS MEMORIAL MILITARY MUSEUM.

DR. OSCAR SWARTZ, GOV. TRACY BECKETTE, GERRY BURNS AND JIM NAUMANN STAND WITH LOVED ONES AT THE 243RD NAVY LEAGUE BALL. See more photos on Facebook!


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