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The Spokane Club Magazine

Winter 2016 Volume 51 No. 2 USPS 000239 Communications Director/Editor Kate Spencer, 459-4535 Senior Designer/Web Manager Kasi Dunn, 838-8511, x118 Front Desk 838-8511 Periodical postage paid at Spokane, Washington. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Signals, Spokane Club Magazine, 1002 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201

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Club Management CEO . Stacie Harper 459-4230 . sharper@spokaneclub.org CFO . Tim Quinn 459-4232 . tqinn@spokaneclub.org HR Director . Kim Harnasch 459.4577 . kharnasch@spokaneclub.org Marketing & Communications Director Kate Spencer 459-4535 . kspencer@spokaneclub.org Hospitality Director . Ryan Lloyd 838-8511 . rlloyd@spokaneclub.org Sports & Fitness Director . Melissa Elfering 459-4570 . melfering@spokaneclub.org Membership Director – Athletics Trevor Buckley 459-4240 . tbuckley@spokaneclub.org Membership Director – Social Chelsea Maguire 459-4242 . cmaguire@spokaneclub.org Food & Beverage Director . Michael Melone mmelone@spokaneclub.org Facilities Director . David Reeves 838-8511 x166 . dreeves@spokaneclub.org Executive Chef . Aaron Crumbaugh acrumbaugh@spokaneclub.org Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie

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12 Social Events

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18 Club’s Within the Club

20 Holding the Center Through

19 Restaurant News

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Chair McFarland’s Message Change By Stacie Harper, CEO

12 New Members

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24 Members to Know

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fitness ______ 30 Holiday Exercise if the Best Gift

By Christine Cronin, U-District PT

Winter Wonderland Wedding By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

6 Stories of Thankfulness

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31 Personal Training

40 Family Happenings

32 Fitness News

41 Family Calendar

34 Court Sports 36 Tennis News 38 Aquatics News

schedules _________ 26 Events At-a-glance 27 Gym & Aquatics Schedule

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28 Downtown Fitness Schedule

Winter Wonderland Wedding

29 Valley Fitness Schedule

Cover Design by Kasi Dunn Cover Photo by James Martin Photography

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Business | Chairman’s message

Celebrating a Season of Change By Trish McFarland, Chairwoman

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he drop in the outside temperature and the spectacular colors in our neighborhoods remind us that change comes in the Northwest, no matter what. I like to think it makes our lives more interesting and teaches us to be more flexible. Will this be a harsh winter or a light one? Will we need to buy a new snow blower or shovel? Life at the Spokane Club is always changing too. Many of us are excited

to find out more about the new athletic classes and workouts.We will challenge and "stretch" ourselves in different ways. On the social side, I can hardly wait to see the new restaurant and welcome a new atmosphere and use of space. An accidental flood in our second floor hotel rooms has created a whole new update to the restaurant and staff is making the most of this unfortunate circumstance.

So we will see lots of changes. In the busiest areas of the Club. Change can be a challenge. I encourage all of us to keep an open mind and a positive attitude to these improvements as we become used to them. These are cosmetic in nature, yet the heart and the mission of the Club has not changed. We are here to serve our members, enhance our quality of life as members of the Club and better ourselves physically, socially, creatively and emotionally. My favorite time of the year is almost upon us! I look forward to this all year long! As we enter the holiday season I ask you to think, "Are you giving and getting all that you can from your Club membership?" Is there more we can do to stay alive and vibrant? And have you made your holiday plans with your family yet? Do they include a special occasion at the Spokane Club? Let's add a special dinner or Sunday breakfast with family and friends, as a gift to ourselves! See you at the Club!

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Winter Wonderland Wedding Photos by Josh Martin Photography

By Kate Spence, Editor in Chief

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ne of the best places to fall in love is on top of a snowy mountain and one of the best seasons to marry is winter. Just ask Alex and Paul Hyndman. The couple who met in high school, spent their winters skiing together after graduation. At some important point along the way, both knew their relationship was forever. Their respective turning points are a lesson in the give and take of happy marriages. “I think Paul knew it was for keeps when I could keep up with him on the hill,” says Alex. “And I knew it was for keeps when he was gracious about letting me beat him down the hill. Our relationship grew from there. He decided to propose when I promised to make him homemade carrot cake every year on his birthday.”

It was a picture perfect New England proposal. “We spent Thanksgiving weekend together on Cape Cod where Paul proposed on the beach in the snow. It was very fitting for us; the snow seems to follow us.”

The snow followed the couple again on their wedding day, though with a slightly delayed arrival. “I was looking out the window all morning and checking the forecast, hoping for it to snow,” says Alex. “It was such a welcome sight when it came and made the day extra special. The pictures we got in the snow turned out amazing.” For Paul, those pictures in the snow are his happiest memories of the day, in a day that was filled to the brim with joyful moments. “I was walking outside in the snow waiting for the first look at Alex in her wedding gown. Seeing her for the first time and getting to spend those first few moments together alone was absolutely unforgettable.” For Alex, it was spending some precious time with the very first man in her life, her father, Patrick, before he walked her down the aisle. “I will never forget standing outside the Library with my Dad and having a quiet moment with him while the wedding party walked up the aisle and then, finally, walking down the aisle to Paul on the arm of my Dad.” The wedding itself was held in the Library on the main floor of the historic clubhouse. The couple wanted

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the wedding portion of the celebration to be held in a room that could accommodate their many friends and family members, while retaining a warm and personal look and feel. After the wedding ceremony, the wedding party and their guests made a seamless transition to the reception held in the Georgian Ballroom. “The combination of classic venue, on-site catering and hotel rooms all in the same place was extremely important to us, and the Spokane Club had the

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whole package,” says Melanie Devries, sister of the bride. “We were excited about decorating the Library with special winter touches. All of us are avid skier/snowboarders and our love of snow is a well-known fact amongst friends and family. A winter wedding seemed the obvious choice considering it was also a week after Alex finished her Master’s degree. It was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another.” “There were so many things that made the Club a great venue and one of the most important to us was the location. Not only did we get to have many of the guests spend the night in the Club hotel, but the ones that left didn’t have a long drive ahead. We love the architecture of the building itself and the

variety of beautiful rooms is a huge strength. The Library is one of our favorites, and the Georgian Room is the same room where our parents had their wedding reception.” The mother and father of the bride, Susan and Patrick Devries, have a long, strong history with the Club, celebrating many of their major life events within the historic clubhouse, as well as working out in the Athletics facility. “Having those big Library doors open and seeing Pat walk in with Alex in her beautiful dress was a moment I’ll never forget,” says Susan. “The Club was dressed for Christmas already and looked beautiful and felt like home, especially the Georgian room where our own wedding reception was held in 1987. Life had come full circle.” “The Club’s wonderful, caring staff, notably the Catering Director, Jackie Kiley, was terrific and worked with us to make everything come together for a beautiful day. The food was excellent and at a great price for all that we got and the hotel was so convenient and comfortable. Our family has had weddings, birthdays, memorials and more at the Club for many years and this venue is like nothing else in town.” Home for Alex and Paul is Seattle now, where they still spend the winter skiing. Memories of their wedding are as fresh as the snow that came to celebrate with them on their special day. “I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy having a winter wedding,” says Alex. “But it made perfect sense for our relationship that seemed to thrive when on, or around snow. I knew I wanted a venue that would be memorable and special to us. The architecture and history at the Club really sets the stage for a beautiful wedding and everything came together perfectly.”


Why we love the Spokane Club: We personally have been members for 20+ years and are happy and engaged with the Club because we enjoy all of its various amenities from Catering Rooms, to Restaurant to Hotel. Both Alex and Melanie have taken many of the conditioning classes in preparation for the ski season and Melanie has been meeting with one of the Club’s great personal trainers too. The Spokane Club has been part of Spokane since 1889 and is an important piece of our community, its history and its future.

Wedding Wisdom from the Father and Mother of the Bride We will never forget how happy and beautiful our daughter looked all dressed up and ready to join in marriage. Lots of time and effort was spent for this day and it was so beyond our expectations. In a word, HAPPY! Celebrating this beautiful life event gave us another opportunity to create an additional memory at the Club. The decorations were beautiful and Club staff took exceptional care of us. We were not rushed in any way by the venue since we are members and this allowed us to stay relaxed and enjoy the day, completely. Why we chose the Spokane Club for the wedding celebration: We looked at other venues and decided that the Club could do the best for what we were after. Literally everything is available at the Club and if it wasn’t evident, it was provided. We did not have to deal with caterers, decorators or supplies since the Club can provide a complete package. The cost was manageable and comparable to other venues, but much more intimate and classy.

What we see as the Club’s greatest strengths as a wedding venue: The entire Club staff is prepared and ready to celebrate weddings with ample space, food and other services. The Hotel rooms allowed us the opportunity to invite out of town guests and have them stay at the venue. Both the family and wedding party stayed in the Hotel and this made it really nice for everyone. What we feel were the most important elements we wanted to incorporate into this special day and how the Club helped make that happen: The menu, bar and refreshments were discussed many times amongst ourselves and with staff. They did whatever it took to insure we got everything we wanted. We wanted the wedding to be a happy time with no stress on the family, which was a big part of our decision to use the Spokane Club. Jackie Kiley, the Club’s Catering Director was a shining star in all of this. And hats off to the Banquet staff and Hotel staff who showed us great hospitality and service.

Want your own Winter Wonderland Wedding? Save the date and plan to attend the Bridal Elegance Show!

Bridal Elegance Show

at the Spokane Club

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Stories of Thankfulness

In the rush of our everyday lives, we can sometimes forget to stop and simply be thankful. We asked some of our Spokane Club members and Club staff to share what they are most thankful for this year. Here are their stories.

The Pulse of a River

Kate Spencer, Marketing & Communications Director, Spokane Club

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here’s a wall poster sentiment that says “If you’re lucky enough to live by the ocean, you’re lucky enough.” I feel the same way about rivers, particularly the Little Spokane, and the constancy of their blue-green winding ways. Lucky and thankful, too. I don’t have any children, but if I did, I like to think I would love them like I love this river, understanding that my perfectly imperfect children would run in and through my life, open my heart and break down all my barriers. And one day, they would flow past me into the life that waited ahead for them. That’s the way of children, and rivers, and life. And like a river, life has things waiting for us that we can’t see until we round the bend. Depending on our point of view, we can take this reality as a kindness or a curse. To me, it’s providence. Providence is an Old World word that means the protective care of God and by extension, the nurturing presence of Nature. Growing up Catholic, the meaning of providence covered a lot of ground, from the very best thing that could happen to the very worst.

Expect everything in life and be willing to walk out into it, ready or not.

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“It’s providential,” my mother would say whenever something significantly good or bad happened. Then she’d square her shoulders, put on her lipstick and step out into whatever lay ahead. Over time, for me, the word providence came to represent this philosophy: expect everything in life and be willing to walk out into it, ready or not. The lesson I learned from stepping out into it is that the willingness itself prepares us in some essential way. It was this kind of brave, essential willingness that recently led my husband to choose a mechanical heart, specifically an LVAD, as a bridge to a future heart transplant after a series of crushing health care crises took him to the brink of extinction. Facing extinction, some might say that an LVAD, a device that assists the left ventricle of the heart in pumping blood more robustly, was an easy decision to make. But those would be the people who don’t actually have to make that decision. To be attached to a machine, small and super capable as it may be, is a major commitment and a change in lifestyle that


can only really be known after the fact. And still, my husband’s choice ultimately came down to this for him: I want to live, I dream of more life. That decision, and all the health issues leading up to it, is what gave renewed meaning to the word providence for me. Providence is the name of the hospital where my husband met a rock star medical team, became a patient and, just a few days ago, received an LVAD. It was a long, sometimes scary and grueling process, but every effort was meticulously made by the team to ensure that we would round the bend of this life-changing event with as much education and support as possible. Part of our training was learning about the lifestyle changes, the biggest of which for my husband was no more swimming, kayaking or soaking in the hot tub after a float on the river. He’s a water guy who swims like a spaniel and loves the sound of the whoosh of water over his paddle. However, the exit site opening in his body that connects the internal LVAD mechanism to the external batteries that power the device make submersion in water absolutely off limits now. Learning the guts and idiosyncrasies of the external mechanism and practicing what to do if and when the alarm goes off was, and will continue to be, a big deal too. The alarm is, well, alarming, as in LOUD, and rightly so, because if

you lose power, you’re in trouble. So approaching the screaming device in practice sessions with some degree of calmness, while being mindful of the need to be quick about it, felt like a being part of a NASCAR pit crew, only the car is my husband’s heart. And now, that heart no longer has a pulse. Unlike the human heart, the mechanical heart provides a continuous flow of blood, not pulsated. So there is no reassuring thump-thump to be heard on people who have an artificial heart. When the training team first told me this would happen after the LVAD was placed, a part of me wondered how it could be possible for a human being to be alive and yet no longer possess that one certain sign of life: a strong, sure pulse. Something about this absence made my own heart ache. I have put my hands over my husband’s heart almost as long as I have known him, under countless circumstance and always as a pause point to remember something easily forgotten in the rush of our daily lives. The reminder to take a breath, to remember what matters most, forgive each other’s anger, remember each other’s value, forget the everyday battles between us and find the peace. “Do you want to listen to his heart?” the ICU nurse asked me the day after surgery. She held a Doppler Stethoscope in her hand and handed it over to me.

“Where do I put it?” I asked, clutching the device in my hands, worried that I’d place it wrong on his chest and hurt him or dislodge one of the multiple tubes coming out of his body. “Really, you could put it almost anywhere on his body and hear it,” she answered, taking the stethoscope from me. Then she held the bell of it on his chest with one hand, waving me over to her side with the other, and handed the ear tubes over to me to listen. My husband looked at me expectantly, as if what I heard and how I responded to it would set a tone for this new phase of his heart’s life and, likely, our life together too. At first, expecting to hear a pulse, I heard nothing. But as I settled in to the idea of simply listening instead of demanding to hear what I expected, a space opened up for a new sound to come. It was low at first, and quiet, but as my ear tuned to a new frequency, I heard it clearly. It was the sound of the whoosh of life, as strong and sure as the spring current flowing across the paddle of a kayak, constant as the river that holds the kayaker and his dream. There’s a long, uncertain road ahead of us with this mechanical heart and the transplant that may follow it. But I already know the providential message in listening with new ears: If you are lucky enough to hear the second chance pulse of a river, you are lucky enough.

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John and Jill Leonetti

An important part of our business is sharing employment opportunities with organizations that facilitate job placement and training for individuals with disabilities. We have partnerships with The Artisans, and Skils’Kin. Right now we have two paid staff members from those organizations that help with food prep, janitorial, and facilities maintenance. One young man has been with us almost 9 months and is doing an exceptional job. When we get stressed out and too focused on something we can’t control, we go chat with one of these staff members or watch them work. They always brighten our day. It changes our perspective on what’s really important and reminds us to be thankful that we have this great opportunity to give people a chance to learn skills and earn a wage at our business.

Launching and Building a Dream

Jill Leonetti, Club Member

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his past year, my husband John and I took a leap of faith and purchased our first commercial building to transform into a restaurant, Prohibition. We have been blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family members support us through this exciting time in our lives while we take a big risk in hopes of making our dreams come true. We are most grateful for the kindness and support we have received from people we least expected it from. For example, several members of the Spokane Club have been mentors to us in this new endeavor graciously sharing tips for success, business strategies, and introducing us to others that can help. We met our accountant, realtor, and so many new clients all through the Club. It has been pleasantly surprising to experience how willing to help everyone has been. They have selflessly given their time, shared trade secrets, and are helping us build what’s becoming a successful business. 8 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

An important part of our business is sharing employment opportunities with organizations that facilitate job placement and training for individuals with disabilities.


Jordyn and Ryan with Chloe and Myles

Becoming a Husband and Father

Ryan Lloyd, Hospitality Director, Spokane Club

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his past year has brought me a wife, a daughter, and most recently, the birth of our son, for which I am thankful beyond words. My family gives me real perspective on what is important in life and I could not be more thankful for these “new� simple things in life. I am thankful for big burps and small smiles. I am thankful for four-hour naps and 40-minute chess matches with my daughter. And I have a new-found thankfulness and respect for the importance of date nights! Overall I am most thankful for family. Love. Period. Getting married and having our son has brought the most gratitude to my life this year. Our son was born with a rare, but completely controllable, But, in those sleepless-tear heart condition. He was five weeks filled nights, I found a new premature, which did not help his situation. sense of gratitude for the Needless to say, his seven days in things I take for granted the NICU, connected to a spaghetti bowl of wires and monitors, had me most, health being one of and my wife on the brink of total the biggest. emotional and physical breakdown.

But, in those sleepless, tearfilled nights, I found a new sense of gratitude for the things I take for granted most, health being one of the biggest. Here I was, 29 years old, an ex-smoker of almost 10 years, who has given very little thought to the amount of sleep, exercise, stress, (let alone vegetables) I have in my life, staring at my son who was struggling to keep his day-old heart beating below 220 BPM. I would have done anything to trade him places, but all I could do was hope. And hope we did, filled with lots of prayer, and we are happy to say that our boy is happy and most importantly, healthy. This unexpected journey has led me to be thankful in ways I never knew possible. No matter how my day is going I know I get to go home to my amazing family, and that fills my heart with joy! I feel I spread thankfulness to others by keeping things in perspective. Most people in my life, whether personal or professional, would describe me as a laid back person who doesn’t get frustrated easily. I try to influence others in the same way. Focus on what is important, who is important, and your life too will be filled with love and happiness!

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Kim’s daughter, Alexandra and Kim’s husband, Rob

The Lifeline of Faith and Family Kim Harnash Human Resources Director, Spokane Club

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henever I count my blessings, God and my family are at the top of my list every time. This has been a very tough year for me personally and professionally. Without God and my family, I am not sure that I would have made it through. They are my rock and foundation. They are inspirational when I need it and simply there for me when I use my own thankfulness I just need a presence. I have had three back surgeries to spread that spirit to others this year. I almost died during one by letting people know that of the surgeries and it took me some I am thinking of them time to both come out of it and be able to communicate and be myself and their families, again. Going through something like especially when they are that really changes your perspective on your life. My family was there each and going through a every day encouraging me, lifting me

difficult situation.

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up and just being present even when I was not present. Prior to this I lived a charmed life. I was hardly ever sick, never in the hospital, and had an intense and progressive career. After the surgeries, I realized my faith and my family are the only things that should be at the top of my list. My career, while great, is not at the top of the list any longer. Now, I protect and cherish my family time. They come first! I use my own thankfulness to spread that spirit to others by letting people know that I am thinking of them and their families, especially when they are going through a difficult situation. I add them to my prayers at night and check up on them almost every day. I make sure that everyone takes the time to spend with their families and remind them that their family is the most important thing they have. And I ask people to think about the end of their life. Who will be beside them when that time comes? Those are the people they need to cherish and spend time with. I try to find the positive and joy in each day and hopefully portray that to everyone I come in contact with. Life is too short to be taken for granted. Life is a gift. Cherish it, enjoy it and love those around you. Sometimes all it takes is a hug or a smile to make someone’s day. Take the time and make the effort. You will feel joyful from it and you will help the other person get through the day.


Finding Abundance in Community

Danette Driscoll, Club Member

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The Amazing Roy Family!

Finding Community at the Club

Michael Roy, Club Member

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am thankful for the Spokane Club which has been a great place for our family in Spokane. My wife Yoko, who is from Japan, found it difficult to adjust when we moved here and the Club became a haven not only as a place to exercise, but to meet members and staff, with many becoming long-term friends. The Club has truly been a gift to our whole family. When our now-teenagers were babies, Yoko used to put them in a car seat next to her on the Stairmaster and the staff would even help if the kids got fussy. My father has played tennis at the Valley Club for over 40 years, and our kids learned to swim in the Downtown pool and were on the swim team. Our son Daniel, who is planning on swimming for college and shooting for the 2020 Olympics, was having a difficult time finding a pool in Spokane for workouts with his coach. It is only fitting to its great character My wife Yoko, who is from that the Spokane Club stepped up and offered space for Daniel. Japan, found it The Club has served as a place for the kids to hang out, grab a bite and meet difficult to adjust when friends. Our family has attended many we moved here and holiday functions, and we are planning to the Club became a haven have our corporate dinner there in a few weeks. There is no doubt that the Club has not only as a place to enhanced our lives in Spokane, and for exercise, but to meet that, we are all so thankful.

members and staff.

Read an update on Daniel’s competitive swimming on page 25.

s the Director of Spokane HOPE, a nonprofit that helps change the trajectory of children’s lives, I am often reaching out to our community with a variety of support requests. I’m in awe of, and incredibly thankful for, the local businesses, big and small, that give financially because they recognize that supporting our children now, will positively impact our community in the near future. I believe our local businesses feel a strong sense of ownership to create the community they envision for Spokane. I’m also incredibly humbled by, and grateful for our volunteers who make the conscious choice to carve time out of their busy lives in order to give back to others. The generosity that I’ve witnessed during my short tenure with Spokane HOPE affirms my philosophy that each of us has an important role in our community. I find that by supporting programs that make our community a better place, I not only make a difference, I also meet incredibly interesting fellow Spokanites and learn more about who makes Spokane great. For these opportunities, and all the community good that comes from them, I am deeply thankful.

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Social | events

Thanksgiving at the Club Since the first celebration shared by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians in 1621, to President Lincoln’s declaration in 1863 of a national Thanksgiving Day, to our modern gatherings,Thanksgiving is a cherished tradition. This year, we are offering several ways to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Choose your options, make your reservation and enjoy!

Thanksgiving Option 1: Traditional Grand Buffet Our traditional Thanksgiving Grand Buffet in the Georgian Ballroom includes: Cold Items: Arugula Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Toasted Pepitas, Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Seeds • Mixed Green Salad with Roasted Beets, Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Citrus Vinaigrette • Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Toasted Hazelnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette • Golden Beet Salad and Barley Salad with Rainbow Chard Hot Menu Items: Cedar Plank Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce • Roasted NY Strip with Horseradish Cream and Rosemary Au Jus • Oven Roasted Turkey and Gravy • Cranberry Relish • Stuffing • Mashed Potatoes • Sweet Potato Puree • Candied Yams • Brussel Sprouts with Bacon • Green Bean Almondine Desserts: Pumpkin Pie • Apple Crisp • Pecan Pie • Pumpkin Crème Brulee • Pumpkin Roll Kids Menu: Chicken Strips • Homemade Mac and Cheese • Mini Corn Dogs To avoid charges to your account, cancellations must be made by November 19th. Thursday, November 24; 2:00 – 6:00 pm; Georgian Ballroom and Cutter $39* Adults (16 and over); $15* Children 6-15; Children 5 and under FREE!

Thanksgiving Option 2: Dinners-to-go Do you prefer to serve a Thanksgiving dinner at home? It’s simple! Choose from these two selections: Smaller Gathering: (serves 6-8) 10-12 pound turkey with all the trimmings including: Herb Cornbread Dressing, Whipped Potatoes, Gravy, Candied Yams, Cranberry Relish, a dozen Orange Rolls, and a Pumpkin Pie with whipping cream.

(*Plus tax and gratuity)

Love Thanksgiving leftovers? Anyone joining us for Thanksgiving dinner in the Georgian can also take home some extra fixings of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce to enjoy later! When making your reservation, please let us know you want to take home extra items from the menu. We will have it packed and ready to go when you’ve finished dinner. For members and their guests only Reservations required, call 459-4239

Larger gathering: (serves 12-14) 18-22 pound turkey, Apple Sage Dressing, Whipped Potatoes, Gravy, Sweet Potato Puree, Cranberry Orange Relish, two dozen Orange Rolls, and two Pumpkin Pies with whipping cream. Dinners sell out quickly; call 459-4237 to order today!

Cancellations by November 14 Leftovers $28 (Plus tax)

Thursday, November 24 Pick-up 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Please check in at the Front Desk Small Dinner $150;* Large Dinner $190* (*Plus tax)

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NOVEMBER Life Lessons Breakfast Series Presented by Krisann Hatch Too often, people either get promoted to their highest level of incompetence OR get promoted to supervise the people doing what they actually love to do. Krisann will talk about the importance of “job fit,” doing what you are passionate about, and loving what you do. Join us for a morning of inspiration, networking and tasty breakfast while listening to Krisann Hatch, regional director of HR Solutions for Archbright, shares this impactful life lesson. There’s a quote that says, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” While it may be somewhat idealistic, there is a great deal of truth in this quote. After spending nearly 25 years with one company and rising to the highest levels within that company, Krisann realized she was no longer doing what she truly loved – having a more direct impact on people’s lives and sharing her passion for human resources. Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, November 8; 7:30 check-in and breakfast; 8:00-9:00 am Presentation Library; $15* Members; $18* non-member guests (*plus tax and gratuity)

Scotch by the Fireplace Scotch lovers - treat yourself to a pre-Thanksgiving trip across the regions of Scotland and taste some of the finest single-malt whiskies available. Enjoy generous tastings of Scotch in this educational setting and enjoy some deliciously paired small plates along the way. We have hand-selected the best at which these whiskies present their flavors. Get out your passport and prepare for a wonderful trip without ever leaving the comfort of our warm and beautiful Library. Reservations required, call 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations must be made by November 3rd. Thursday, November 10; 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Library; $45*Members; $52*non-member guests (*plus tax & gratuity)

Tom & Jerry’s Member Appreciation Event In true Thanksgiving spirit, the Spokane Club would like to show you how grateful we are for your loyal membership! Join us for our annual Tom & Jerry’s member appreciation event that has been celebrated at the Club for decades. Enjoy a Tom & Jerry’s drink or hot buttered rum while connecting with fellow members in the Library for some pre-Thanksgiving fun! Wednesday, November 23; 11:00 am – 1:30 pm; Cutter Library; Complimentary for members; This event is for members only, please.

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Social | events

Craft Night

Make Your Own Wreath

Gin Fizz Luncheon The magnificent ladies of the Club come together on this special December day to enjoy the great tradition of friendship, a scrumptious lunch, the famous Gin Fizz and this year, a festive music recital by the Strolling Strings! We invite women of all ages to join this Club tradition and become a part of this special mid-holiday event. With wine raffles, great entertainment, and a lovely meal, this is the way to enhance your holiday season! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Wednesday, December 7; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; Georgian $25 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

The Holiday season is here, and what better way to decorate for the Holidays than with a handmade Wreath! Bring some friends and join us for our first wreath-making class where you can channel your crafty side and leave with a beautiful holiday decoration for the season. Wreath design, supplies and instruction will be provided, plus a glass of wine. Reservations required, call 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Thursday, December 1; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Cutter Lounge; $30* members; $35* non-members (*Plus tax and gratuity)

NEW EVENT

Family Night- Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Turn up the holiday magic for your little ones with a fun-filled evening at our first annual family fun night: Gingerbread House Decorating Party! We will supply the Gingerbread House kits and candy to decorate with… plus we clean up the mess! Delicious dinner buffet will be provided, so bring the whole family! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Wednesday, December 14; 6:00 – 8:00 pm Downtown; $32* Adults (12 and over); $28* Children (4-11); 3 and under free (*Plus tax and gratuity) Extra house with decorations: $15 Per Person 14 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016


DECEMBER S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 Make Your Own Wreath 7 Gin Fizz Luncheon 14 Gingerbread House Night

Santa’s Sleighbell Breakfast

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Santa had so much fun last year eating breakfast with all of his favorite children and families that he just had to return this year! Visit Santa up in his new North Pole hideaway and have your special holiday picture taken with him. Dine on delicious waffles, sausage, bacon, fruit, eggs, potatoes, and mini orange rolls. Your tummies will surely be filled for the rest of the day after you enjoy breakfast with other members of the Club at this informal, family fun event. Parents are welcome to bring their own cameras to capture all of the fun, and professional photos will be available for an additional fee. Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org.

20 Olde English Dinner

Saturday, December 17; 9:00 am – Noon; Georgian Ballroom $13* Adults; $10* Children 4 and up; 3 and under free (Plus tax and gratuity)

Olde English Dinner One of the Club’s most charming traditional holiday events, this special evening is for those who make their reservations early. Social seating at beautifully appointed tables will create an all-new tradition and a unique dining experience for all. Enjoy a six-course meal as our white-gloved servers pour specially paired wines to compliment the Chef ’s culinary selections. Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Tuesday, December 20; 5:30 – 8:00 pm; Library; $75* per person (*plus tax and gratuity)

24 Christmas Eve Tom & Jerry’s 24 Christmas Eve Buffet

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BROADWAY Co-Producer of COME FROM AWAY - Feb. 2017 PETER & THE STARCATCHER FIRST DATE

Produced by Laura Little Theatrical Productions

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Social | events

Season’ s Greetings

Christmas Eve Buffet

Christmas Eve Tom & Jerry’s Member Appreciation Event

You’ve made your list and checked it twice. The shopping is done and the stockings are hung. Before the rush of Christmas Day comes, take an evening for yourself and your family and leave dinner to us. The baby grand piano will be alive with holiday music and the amazing menu will leave you free from Christmas Eve dishes and relaxed for your long winter’s nap. Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org.

Warm up by the fire in our cozy Library for our second round of holiday Tom & Jerry’s festivities. Enjoy a special warm holiday beverage while connecting with fellow members at one of the Club’s longest standing traditions.

Saturday, December 24; 4:00 – 7:00 pm; Cutter Dining Room and Georgian;

Saturday, December 24

$39* Adults (16 and over); $19* Children 6-15; Children 5 and under FREE!

11:00 am – 1:30 pm; Cutter Library

(*Plus tax and gratuity)

Complimentary for members This event is for members only, please.

Riverside Deli 16 oz holiday latte

$3

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Event Cancellation policy A

No refunds or exchanges will be made for ticketed Club events. For all social and dining events, members who make cancellations after the stipulated deadline for any event will be charged half of the event price for all guests in their reservation. All reservations must be made at least 24 hrs in advance of any given event.


Social | events

JANUARY S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 13 Riverfront Park Ice Skating 20 Crab Feed 27 Big Night Out Bingo

COMING IN FEBRUARY 5 Super Bowl at the Club

Ice Skating at Riverfront Park We have arranged a special price for our members to start the year off with a fun family tradition out on the ice. Come dine in our restaurant before your night out and take our complimentary shuttle over to the Riverfront Park Ice Palace. There will be plenty of hot chocolate to go around to keep you warm! Friday, January 13; 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Riverfront Park $8 Members (includes ice skates and hot chocolate); $10 non-member guests

Crab Feed Keep the winter blues away by inviting friends and family to one of our favorite member events – the annual Crab Feed! You’ll need your bib and a crab cracker to dive into this fun meal. You won’t find white linens at this event, but we will be rolling out butcher paper for a traditional style Crab Feed! Friday, January 20; 5:30 – 8:00 pm; Georgian Ballroom $45* Adults (16 and over); $25* Children 6-15; Children 5 and under FREE! (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Big Night Out Bingo Save the date for this fun night of grownups-only Bingo! We’ll have some yummy small bites for you to enjoy and drinks available while you practice yelling “Bingo!” There will be fun prizes for the winners, including a cash prize for the final BIG blackout winner! Childcare will be available for this event. January 27; 6:00 – 8:30 pm; Cutter Library; $10* Members; $12* non-member guests

Santa Gets His Hair Cut at the Club Barbershop! How about you? Call for an appointment at 459.4575

(*Plus tax and gratuity); Adults Only; $2 for ea BINGO card, or $3 for 2; Cash only please www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2016 | 17


Dancing at the Club

Clubs Within the Club Book Club

Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Kay Lester, 838-2862 Jan 11: American General by John S. D. Eisenhower Feb 8: Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club Beginning Dance Lessons

These classes are open to anyone who wants to learn dance moves for the first time, or those polished veterans of the dance floor who want to keep their moves sharp. Thursdays; 6:45 pm; Complimentary for members; Member guests free for the first two sessions, then $15/person, per session

Level Two Dance Classes These classes build on material taught in the Beginning classes. Beginning dance class prerequisite, or assessed by instructors, Glenn and Patty to determine level of experience. Tuesdays; 5:30 pm; Complimentary for members; Member guests free for the first two sessions, then $15/person, per session

Social Dance Practice is held every Tuesday night and every Saturday in Studio 4 of the athletic building. Social dance members only!

Social Dancers of the Spokane Club NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

JANUARY & FEBRUARY

BEGINNER CLASSES Thursdays, 6:45 & 7:30pm Studio 4, Downtown 6:45pm

Nightclub 2 Step

7:30pm

Tango

6:45pm

Cha Cha

7:30pm

Rumba

LEVEL 2 CLASSES Tuesdays, 5:45pm Studio B, Downtown

West Coast Swing

Children of the Sun Investment Club

Last Wednesdays at 5:30 pm Contact: Max Johnston, 924-0018

Partners Evening Bridge

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Reserve by the Friday before. Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377 October winners: 1st Place, Marge Folsom & Mary Secrest 2nd Place, Paul & Nadine Rayburn

Social Dancers

Fun lessons, practices and social gatherings. Contact: Andy DeMott at ademott@ comcast.net

Wednesday Bridge Luncheon Tango

SOCIAL DANCE PRACTICE Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15 pm & Saturdays, 11:15 am – 1:15 pm in Studio 4, Downtown Athletic building. Spokane Club Members Only! 18 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

Celebrate wine, friendship and adventure with this dynamic group. Contact: Alex at spokanesomm@gmail.com

Third Wednesdays at 11:30 am Reserve by the Friday before Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377


Join us in the New Club Restaurant!

Schultz ene and Liz re G r e h p o urant! Christ Club Resta w e n e th g enjoyin Come enjoy the Club Restaurant for your date night place, a girls’ night out spot, your place to watch the game, to decompress, refresh and restore. A place to be, and belong, for YOU, our members.

New! Hours of Operation for the Restaurant Sunday: Open at 7:00 am Kitchen closes at 8:00 pm Bar closes at 9:00 pm! Monday – Thursday: Open at 7:00 am Kitchen closes at 9:00 pm Bar closes at 10:00 pm! Friday – Saturday: Open at 7:00 am Kitchen closes at 10:00 pm Bar closes at 11:00 pm!

Michael Melone, Food and Beverage Director

New! Daily Food & Drink Specials t Monday Night Football t Taco Tuesday t Wine Down Wednesday t Pizza & a Pint Thursday t It’s Finally Friday Happy Hour t Tailgate Saturday t Bloody Mary Bar on Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday Plans to join us for the Super Bowl at the Club! Look for details about Tailgateto-go options in future Club emails.

Updated! 10-year plus Member Reward Starting November 19 we want to celebrate you, our 10+ year members! For those who have been members for 10 consecutive years or more, your first well cocktail, draft beer or glass of house wine is free with the purchase of a menu item! Stop by the Front Desk to get your drink ticket. Every Saturday, starting November 19

Sunday, February 5; Time TBD

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Business | CEO’s message

Holding the Center through Change

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eraclitus, an old Greek philosopher once said “The only constant is change.” While I believe there are other constants—the depth of our love for our children, the warmth of friendships old and new, the magic of that first snowfall—change truly is the nature of life. Creating meaningful change and adapting to and thriving with change keeps our minds limber and our hearts young. It’s also what keeps businesses in business, with happy, loyal customers. When I became your CEO in February of this year, I recognized that we were not offering the things we needed to offer in order to maintain and grow our membership and therefore, I knew that part of my role would be to bring about change. Not change simply for the sake of it, but change that would have both an immediate and long term benefit to our current and future members. It was with this mindset that I set out to create an organization that will provide two specific things: Robust, exciting, and innovative Fitness and Social programming for all age groups and demographics. I understand that it 20 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

a key part of Spokane for 126 years. But I love a challenge and I truly love this Club. My strategy was, and remains, simple: Listen. Listen to the members and Board, listen to the staff, and listen to Spokane itself and what resonates with the people who live in this wonderful city, either as lifetime residents or people moving here from other cities around the country. From my listening, questions formed By Stacie Harper, CEO and from those questions, surveys were born. Our first Club-wide survey was to our staff because they are the people who provide the services, support and smiles that attract and retain our will take some time to get us to where members. Our employees’ satisfaction we need to be, and I also recognize with their workplace, their wages and that change is hard. We’ll make some benefits, along with their sense of safety, mistakes and adjustments along the way, belonging and value, directly correlate but I have no doubt that we will be able with the satisfaction of our members. to create a better Club for our members, From their responses, a plan of action future members, and employees for was developed to provide greater staff generations to come. That’s a tall order satisfaction. We added more robust bento fill for an organization that has been efits, a beautifully refurbished employee break room, a better employee meal program, repairs to the employee parking lot, and have just instituted a comprehensive Employee Recognition Program. I am delighted to announce that the first recipient of the Employee of the Quarter Award is Casey Kline, who is a key member of our Engineering team. Casey’s problem solving skills, adaptive nature, tenacious dedication to getting things done fully and correctly, and sense of team spirit make him this quarter’s shining star. Congratulations, Casey! In my kudos to Casey, I want to call out the importance of adaptivity for all of us when facCasey Kline, the first Employee of the Quarter ing change. Some of the changes and David Reeves, Facilities Director


requested by staff on the Employee Survey, though explicitly desired by our staff, were difficult for them to assimilate at first because it meant keeping an open mind as they faced change. Some were simple changes, like enjoying a more comfortable, attractive break room, while other changes were more challenging, like being conscious at every moment of their interaction with members. As a private club, our members are our reason for being. It’s as simple— and sometimes, as complex—as that. Listening to members���be it one-onone over coffee, in one of our many lively committee meetings, or gathered together at our Annual Meeting of Members—is my core commitment. Gathering opinions of members helps direct the course of our future and the nature of change within our Club. Surveys, a standardized measure of opinion, are incredibly valuable to Club leadership. It was through the member survey that we learned, for example, that the majority of our membership wanted a more casual, Northwest-style of dining in the Club restaurant. The concept we developed for the restaurant, which was approved by the House Committee and Board, is based on those survey results, along with the purchasing history of diners in the restaurant for the past year. (And please know, for those of you who continue to enjoy a fine dining experience, our Cutter Dining Series will be available.) For some members, the new restaurant concept will be a welcome change, for others, it will be a challenge. Either way, it is a change that will require an open mind and a willingness to venture into new territory. Had our forefathers and mothers not been willing to make these ventures, there would be no

With Michael Melone, Food and Beverage Director in new Restaurant Spokane Club and quite possibly, a very different, less dynamic and evolving Spokane. I’m thankful for those visionaries who came before us, and thankful for those I have met in my first year as your CEO. I continue to learn from you and to be inspired. This is the time of year for counting blessings. Among mine are my faith, which guides me through all of the uncertainty of the world; my family and friends who become more precious to me with each passing year; my health, which is one of the greatest gifts in life, making so much more of life possible; and the life lessons that enable me to remain positive, deeply caring and compassionate to what others are going through in difficult times.

Leading the Spokane Club has created a deeper purpose in my life this year, for which I am enormously grateful. Holding the central purpose of the Club with care, while being a catalyst for healthy change is an honor. I want you to know that in this process of positive change we are all working very hard to make the Club better today and stronger for the future. At times, it can be challenging on our staff, so when you have a kind word of encouragement to share, please do. It really makes a difference. I believe that I can make a difference in shaping the future of the Club, which in turn, makes a difference for both our employees and members. For this, and so much more, I thank you all.

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Business | new members

Welcome to our New and Returning Members! Bill Alles*, Owner, Churchills Restaurant, and Irena Alles; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo Michael Barsotti, Chief Medical Officer, Providence, and Anne Barsotti, Nurse Manager, Valley Children’s Hospital; Past member Todd Daniel Bartle, Mortician, Duggan Dolan Zoe Baxley; Sponsored by William Baxley Matthew Berretta, English Instructor, SCC; Sponsored by Lindsay Burdett Patti Borchardt, SVP, Regional Manager, Columbia Bank, and Carey F Borchardt, Const. Coordinator, Charter Communication; Sponsored by Ryan Petrik

Laura Burgor-Glass; Sponsored by Brenda Challinor

Jeremy Davidson*, Partner, Davidson Backman Medeiros, and Elisabeth Lindsey, Artist; Past member

Jay Caferro; Past member

Mary Ellen Doty, Owner, Wilderness Medical Staffing; Sponsored by Noah McWilliams

Tim Cassels, CFO, Global Credit Union; Sponsored by Mary Starkey and Jack Fallis

Stephen W Drassen, General Manager, Cowles Companies, and Deanne Drassen

Brenda Challinor, Mitigation Specialist Investigator, Federal Defenders of E. WA & ID; Sponsored by John McEntire and Colin Prince

Amy Duncan*, Social Media Strategist, Rick Steves, and Glen Duncan, Professor, WSU; Sponsored by Audrey Overstreet

John Thomas Copley*, Dir of Financial Planning, Kaiser Aluminum, and Rebecca Ann Copley; Past member

Dr. Baran Erdik, MD, WSU, and Callie Bley, Office Manager, Choice Realty

Robert Curley*, Editor, The Spokesman-Review, and Kristi Moser; Sponsored by Stacey Cowles Elizabeth Daniels; Sponsored by Marsha Todd

Michael Fisk*, CEO, PhotoBoxx, and Rebecca Fisk, Fitness Instructor, Golds Gym; Sponsored by Sam Schoesler Ryan Fix*, General Manager, Tunstall Americas, and Beth Fix; Past member Toni R Fredrick*, Asst Vice President, Washington Trust Bank; Past member Billie Gaura*, Owner, Rainmaker Creative, and Kevin Gaura, Owner, Rainmaker Creative; Past member Maayan Gordon, Owner, Monkey Boy Art, and Ben Kemph, Owner, Monkey Boy Art

Our business is turning them into realities. We do this by helping our clients plan and manage their financial resources. Fee-only. For a complimentary consultation or brochure, call: Greer Gibson Bacon, CFPÂŽ (509) 838-4175 or (888) 864-8827 assetplanning.com

Jeffrey S Gruber, Manager, Premera Blue Cross, and Delaine H Gruber, President, Delaine Hess Gruber CPA PLLC; Sponsored by John Lenhart Luke Hare, Field Maintenance, Spokane Parks & Rec; Sponsored by Sue Hare Taylor Yost Hartanov, Dental

IN MEMORIAM Fred Backlund Member since October 1953 Charlene Matter-Corkery

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Hygienist, Dr. Brooke Cloninger DDS, and Mike Hartanov, Asst. Project Manager, Yost Gallagher Construction; Sponsored by Cory Yost Louis Huang, Owner, Prodigy Presentations; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo Marc Hughes, Deputy Athletic Director, EWU; Past member Corinne Isaak*, Director of Communications, Columbia Basin Foundation, and Brian Isaak, President, L & P Farms/Isaak Bros; Sponsored by Norm Brown Michael Johnson, President, NeoCaddie Inc, and Emma Cloninger; Past member Kalee Junkermier, PT Aide, WOR; Sponsored by Roger Junkermier Jeff Kershaw, Sales & Marketing Director, Spokane Industries, and Pomi Kershaw; Sponsored by Gregory Kershaw and Ken Vorhees William J Knott, Pharmacy Intern, Kroger; Sponsored by Carolyn Knott Leonard V Kutkey; Past member Jessica Laabs, Sales Executive, Payne West Insurance; Sponsored by Kelly Greenwood Jennifer Lamb, Tasting room manager, Barrister Winery; Sponsored by Chelsea Lamberson Allison Lambert, MD, Providence, and Thomas Klein, MD, Providence; Sponsored by Richard Lambert Lawrence Lee, Radiologist, Radia Devon Lind*, CTO, PhotoBoxx, and Kristynn Lind, Music Director, True Hope Church; Sponsored by Sam Schoesler Robert Lindsay, Water Resources Manager, Spokane County, and Meg Lindsay, Program Manager, GSI; Sponsored by Anne Marie Axworthy and Pam Lund

Laura Little, Theater Producer, Self

Providence Medical; Past member

Ben Loewen, Attorney, Washington Trust Bank; Sponsored by Christopher Greene

Kyle Reavis, Owner, 509-Appraisals; Sponsored by Bruce Van Cott

Linda Loft and Ralph Bushnell; Sponsored by Mike Loft Elliott Martin, College Sales Representative, W.W. Norton, and Emily Korotish, RN, Sacred Heart Medical Center; Sponsored by Molly Knox J. Mike McGrath, Captain, Dynamic Aviation, and Joanne Maguire, Material Handler, Spokane Valley Screen Printing; Sponsored by Toby Rose

Fran Rowe, Designer, Express Yourself by Design; Past member Gigi Rusnak, Coach, Spokane Gymnastics Shawn Snook, Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Alex Steiner, MedTech, Sacred Heart; Sponsored by Shirlee Steiner Caleigh Sullivan, Event Manager, PhotoBoxx; Sponsored by Sam Schoesler

Carol McQuaid, Regional Area Mgr, CHOICE Advisory

Fr. Sean Thomson, Priest, Diocese of Spokane; Sponsored by Darrin Connall

Shane Miller, Owner, Divcon INC, and Catherine Miller; Sponsored by Gloria Woodhead

Sr. Mary E Tracy, Director of Development, Diocese of Spokane; Sponsored by Darrin Connall

Bo Moos, Assistant Dir. Spokane Operations, WSU; Sponsored by Bill Moos

Jessie L Upham, Executive Assistant, Providence Healthcare; Sponsored by Peggy McCartney

Mike Motzer, Banker, HAPO, and Kathy Motzer

Bruce Van Cott, Financial Advisor, Country Financial; Sponsored by Robert Van Cott

Scott Mowrer, Sr. VP, Cathay Pacific Airways; Past member Brian C Nadler, Judicial Clerk, Federal Court E.D. of WA; Sponsored by Staci Clary Suzanne Ostersmith, Assistant Professor, Gonzaga University, and Mark Ostersmith; Sponsored by Crystl Mills Debra Park and Vincent Schmidt; Sponsored by Janice Hill Josh Parker, Strategic Account Manager, Tennant Co, and Marilynn Parker; Past member Riley Peschon, Buyer, eTailz; Past member Ken Pickens, Owner/VP, Access Unlimited & Security Inc., and Vicki Pickens, Exec. Assistant CMO,

Deborah Wardwell*, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, and James Owens, Director of Operations, Zak Designs; Past member Robert Weigand, and Pamela Weigand; Sponsored by Keith Schmidt Tyler Werts, Server, Twigs Bistro & Martini; Sponsored by Jim Hamby Alison Carl White, VP of Comm. Development, Empire Health Foundation; Sponsored by David Luhn Bill Witte, Senior VP, Griffin Capital Securities, and Danielle Witte, Senior Marketing Manager, West Coast Entertainment; Sponsored by Cory Barbieri Byron Wright*, Surgeon, Rockwood, and Susan Wright; Past member www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2016 | 23


Business | news

Be a Member to Know!

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f you have a business or service you would like to share with fellow members, our Members to Know (MTK) ads are the most cost-effective way to get your message across. As part of Signals magazine, MTK ads are delivered to every member household, and many member businesses, four times per year.

At just $75 per issue, MTK is a great value that gets you noticed! To place an ad, or for more information, please email Kate Spencer at kspencer@spokaneclub.org.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEER

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Member | spotlight

Congratulations to Daniel Roy!

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lub member and notable Spokane swimmer, Daniel Roy, competed at the 2016 Pan Pacific International meet in Maui this year where he won a bronze medal and achieved his fastest time ever in the 200 breaststroke. It was an exciting match with Daniel swimming in the finals against Australia and the winner of the heat from Japan. Earlier in the summer, Daniel competed at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, which he qualified for at the age of 15, and competed against pros and college swimmers. Daniel advanced to the semifinals placing 9th overall in the 200 breaststroke. Although he missed a spot for Rio, he is now officially ranked

as the fastest in his age group (18 and under) and 9th in the world. Daniel is settling down for another busy year as a junior at Gonzaga Preparatory School where he is on the honor roll. He recently received the Scholastic All-American Award from USA Swimming, which awards elite level high school swimmers who meet the national level time standards and have high GPAs. Daniel is training on his own at the North YMCA and the Spokane Club preparing for a busy winter and spring schedule. Daniel learned to swim at the Spokane Club!

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Events | at a glance

November 4-6 50th Lilac Handball Tournament 4 Mother/Son Pizza Party 6:00-8:00pm 8 Life Lessons Breakfast Series 7:30am 10 Scotch by the Fireplace 6:00-8:00pm 10 Member’s Only Tennis Tournament Begins

11 Veteran’s Day Kids Camp 16 Members Open House 4:00-7:00pm 23 Turkey Day Kids Camp 23 Tom & Jerry’s 11:30am-1:00pm 24 Thanksgiving Dinner 2:00-5:30pm

Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Day November 24 Restaurant Closed Athletics 7am – 3pm No Group Fitness Classes Pool closes at 2:00 pm Childcare Closed 28 Babysitter Training Starts 4:30-7:30pm 30 Valley Stretch by Candlelight 6:00-7:30pm

December 1 Make Your Own Wreath 5:30-7:30pm 7 Gin Fizz Luncheon 11:00am-1:00pm 7 Business Traveler’s Guide to Staying Fit Workshop 6:00pm 14 Gingerbread House Night 6:00-8:00pm 16 Ugly Sweater Dodgeball 5:30-8:45pm

January New Year’s Day Restaurant 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Athletics 7:00 am – 3:00 pm No Group Fitness Classes Pool closes at 2:00 pm Childcare Closed 8 Red Cross First Aid Class 5:00-8:00pm

Coming in February 26 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

17 Santa Sleighbell Breakfast 9:00am-12:00pm 19-21 Winter Tennis Camp 19 Winter Break Camps Start 20 Olde English Dinner 5:30-8:30pm 24 Tom & Jerry’s 11:30am-1:00pm 24 Christmas Eve Buffet 4:00-7:00pm

9 Yoga for Beginners 6:00-7:30pm 12 Winter Fitness & Weight Loss Challenge 12-15 Spokane Tennis Invitational

5 Super Bowl in the Restaurant

Holiday Hours Christmas Eve Restaurant 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Athletics 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Pool closes at 2:00 pm No Group Fitness Classes Childcare Closed Dec 24

Closed Christmas Day New Year’s Eve Athletics 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Pool closes at 2:00 pm Childcare Closed Dec 31 13 Ice Skating at Riverfront Park 7:00-9:00pm 14 BodyPump 100 Celebration 20 Crab Feed 5:30-8:00pm 27 Big Night Out Bingo 6:00-8:30pm 17 Bridal Elegance Show 5:00-8:00pm


GYM SCHEDULE

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12:30PM - 6:00PM

2:00PM - 5:00PM

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

7:00 - 8:00PM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

10:30AM - 12:00PM

ADULT BASKETBALL

11:00AM - 2:00PM; 21+

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OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 9:00AM

ADULT BASKETBALL

11:00AM - 2:00PM; 21+

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7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

ELITE BASKETBALL

DOWNTOWN

5:00 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

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7:00AM - 9:00AM

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MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

OPEN GYM

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2:00PM - 9:00PM

9:00AM - 11:00PM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

11:00AM - 7:00PM

7:00PM - 9:00PM

5:00 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

8:00PM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

10:15AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM - 5:00PM

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1:30PM - 4:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:30PM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

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10:15AM - 12:00PM

5:30AM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

1:30PM - 4:00PM

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OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

VALLEY

9:00AM - 10:30AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 8:45AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

1:00PM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:30PM - 9:00PM

6:45PM - 9:00PM

PLEASE NOTE: Non-Members using the court as part of a team or group are charged a per-person guest fee and are limited to 4 visits per year, as stated in Club bylaws/policies. Schedule subject to change. Special events have priority. Thank you for understanding if the gym is booked.

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8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

7:30 - 11:00AM

OPEN/LESSONS*

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9:00 - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

CIRCLE SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

5:00 - 8:00AM

AQUA POWER*

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

OPEN/LESSONS*

9:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

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5:00 - 7:30AM

OPEN/LESSONS*

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CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

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11:00AM - 1:00PM

1:00 - 3:30PM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN/LESSONS/TEAM* 3:30 - 5:00PM

1:00 - 3:30PM

5:30 - 6:30PM

OPEN/LESSONS/TEAM 3:30 - 5:00PM NO LAP LANE 4:15-6:30PM

6:30 - 8:00PM

1:00 - 3:30PM

LESSON/TEAM*

OPEN/LESSONS/TEAM 3:30 - 5:00PM NO LAP LANE 4:15-6:30PM

5:00 - 6:30PM

LESSON/TEAM*

6:30 - 8:00PM

OPEN SWIM*

5:00 - 6:30PM

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 5:30PM

LAP SWIM/TEAM*** OPEN SWIM*

F LAP SWIM

5:00 - 8:00AM

AQUA POWER*

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 5:00PM

LAP SWIM

5:00 - 6:30PM 6:30 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

5:30 - 3:00PM 18+

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA ZUMBA

AQUA FITNESS

OPEN SWIM

AQUA FITNESS

8:30 - 9:30AM

10:45 - 11:45AM

8:30 - 9:30AM

3:00 - 4:00PM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

LESSON/OPEN

9:30AM - 2:00PM; 18+

12:00 - 3:00PM; 18+

CLOSED FOR CLEANING

AQUA FITNESS ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

* = ONE LAP LANE AVAILABLE *** = 1ST & 3RD OF THE MONTH

5:30 - 10:30AM 18+

6:00 - 7:00PM

POOL CLOSES AT 5:00 PM FOR SWIM MEETS DEC 16 & JAN 20

6:30 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

OPEN SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

NOON - 6:00PM

** = TWO LAP LANES AVAILABLE

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

3:00 - 6:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

LAP SWIM

7:00AM - NOON

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00PM

2:00 - 3:00PM

LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

6:30 - 7:30PM

6:30 - 7:30PM

S

OPEN SWIM*

OPEN SWIM**

LESSON/TEAM

5:00 - 6:30PM

S

9:00 - 11:00AM

MASTERS SWIM*

MASTERS SWIM*

VALLEY

W LAP SWIM

OPEN SWIM

3:00 - 4:00PM

LESSON/OPEN

4:00 - 6:00PM

OPEN SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

9:30AM - 3:00PM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

3:00 - 6:00PM

AQUA FITNESS

6:00 - 7:00PM

4:00 - 6:00PM

OPEN SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

8:30 - 9:30AM

ADULT SWIM

9:30AM - 3:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

OPEN SWIM

3:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

LIFEGUARD HOURS • VALLEY

Washington State regulations require that children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the pool without a lifeguard on duty.

MONDAY GUARD

3:00 - 6:00PM

TUESDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

WEDNESDAY GUARD

3:00 - 6:00PM

THURSDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

FRIDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

SATURDAY GUARD

10:00AM - 4:00PM

SUNDAY GUARD

10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Downtown | fitness classes

WINTER SCHEDULE

509.459.4571 • Athletic Club Hours Monday thru Friday, 5:00am - 9:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

M 5:45am

T

W

RPM*

F

DAVID G

RPM* DAVID C

GENTLE YOGA

S

S Fitness classes last 60 minutes unless noted otherwise

TRX*

45 MIN; BRADLEY G

BODYPUMP

MELISSA C

T

SHOCKWAVE

BOOTCAMP 45 MIN; JACQUE G

6:00am

OCTOBER 31 – JANUARY 31

45 MIN; BRADLEY SB

BODYPUMP DAVID G

CYCLE* VICKI C

Cycle, TRX and Shockwave classes run 45 minutes

GENTLE YOGA SARAH S4

SARAH S4

7:00am

TRX*

GRIT

JACQUE SB

8:00am

30 MIN; REBECCA S4

YOGA

BARRE

CHRISTINE S4

KASSANDRA S4

BODYPUMP BAYLEE S4

YOGA

CHRISTINE S4

GRIT

BODYPUMP

BARRE

GENTLE YOGA

30 MIN; REBECCA S4 KASSANDRA S4

MELISSA E S4

CYCLE*

*Online Class Reservations

JACQUE C

CYNDI S4

AQUA POWER

AQUA POWER

WHITNEY P

9:15am

WHITNEY P

BODYPUMP

SHOCKWAVE

BODYPUMP

ZUMBA

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

30 MIN; TOM P

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

30 MIN; DONNA P

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

30 MIN; JACQUE P

SENIOR FITNESS

RACHEL S4

PIYO

SENIOR FITNESS

RACHEL S4

PIYO

SENIOR FITNESS

BARRE*

CYCLE*

BARRE*

RPM*

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD 30 MIN; OKSANA P

KARA G

FITNESS*

FITNESS*

OKSANA S4

FITNESS*

OKSANA C

YOGA*

30 MIN; TOM P

10:45am

FITNESS*

MICHELE SB

FITNESS*

YOGA

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

BALANCED FITNESS

GRIT

YOGA

NATALIE S4

30 MIN; KASSANDRAS4

RPM XPRESS* 30 MIN; DAYNA C

TRX*

JILL H SB

CYCLE*

DAVID/OKSANA C

FITNESS*

YOGA

CHRISTINE/NATALIE S4

GRIT

30 MIN; AMY S4

BARRE XPRESS

YOGA

TRX*

CYCLE XPRESS*

TOM S4

30 MIN; KASSANDRAS4

CYCLE XPRESS*

OKSANA SB

30 MIN; OKSANA C

GRIT

RPM*

MARLENA C

LARKIN S4

30 MIN; OKSANA S4

BARRE XPRESS

LINDA SB

FITNESS*

30 MIN; DONNA P

SHOCKWAVE

YOGA*

BARRE

9:00AM; NATALIE/ JILL B S4

LORI C

YOGA FLOW NATALIE SB

BRANDY G

CYNDI S4

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

30 MIN; OKSANA G

12:15pm

FITNESS*

BALANCED FITNESS LARKIN S4

11:30am

KARA G

CYNDI S4

MICHELE SB

10:00am

SANDI G

TRX*

LANA SB

WHITNEY P

ZUMBA EVI G

9:30am

AQUA POWER

30 MIN; AMY C

SHOCKWAVE

30 MIN; CASSIDY S4

CYNDI G

YOGA

4:00pm

CYNDI, CHRISTINE, COURTNEY S4

5:30pm

GRIT

30 MIN; DOMINIQUE S4

6:15pm

BODYPUMP MELISSA S4

RPM*

GRIT

RPM*

GRIT

DAYNA C

30 MIN; JENNA S4

DAYNA C

30 MIN; MARLENA S4

YOGA

BODYPUMP

BEGINNING

BODYPUMP

CHRISTINE SB

LORI S4

YOGA

MARLENA S4

TOM SB

SHOCKWAVE

BOOT CAMP

BRADLEY G

6:30pm

CHASE G

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

30 MIN; CONNOR P

30 MIN; CONNOR P

FITNESS*

FITNESS*

LOCATION KEY G – Gym • S4 – Studio 4 • C – Cycling Studio • SB – Studio B • P – Pool SOCIAL DANCE: Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:15pm, S4 •Thursday, 2:00 – 6:00pm, SB • Thursday, 6:45 – 8:15pm, S4 • Saturday, 11:15 – 1:15pm, S4 28 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

Schedule subject to change. For the most current schedule go to www.Spokaneclub.org


Valley | fitness classes

WINTER SCHEDULE

509.535.3554 • Athletic Club Hours Monday thru Friday, 5:30am - 10:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

OCTOBER 31 – JANUARY 31

M 6:00am

T

SHOCKWAVE STAFF G

7:45am

INDO-ROW*

CYCLE*

TRX*

SHOCKWAVE

TRX*

MOLLY G

AQUA FITNESS

DONNA G

S

STAFF G

LANA G

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

PARNEY P

STRENGTH

CYCLE*

SHOCKWAVE OKSANA/MOLLY G

JILL B/BRIANNA C

YOGA

GENTLE YOGA* CYNDI S

50 MIN; JILL B S

BARRE

GENTLE YOGA* CYNDI S

KASSANDRA S

9:30am

MOLLY G

CYNDI S

TRIPLE THREAT

GENTLE YOGA* CYNDI S

SANDI G

MOLLY C

S

LANA C

CYCLE* JILL B C

10:45am

F

INDO-ROW*

PARNEY P

9:00am

T

CYCLE* BRIANNA C

AMBER/AMY B G

8:30am

W

INDO-ROW*

CYCLE*

MOLLY G

BARRE*

GENTLE YOGA*

MOLLY G

SHOCKWAVE

Cycle, TRX Indo-Row, and Shockwave classes run 45 minutes

YOGA

NATALIE S

50 MIN; COURTNEY S

AQUA ZUMBA

*Online Class Reservations

REINA P

SHOCKWAVE

12:15pm

INDO-ROW*

AMBER G

4:15pm

ZUMBA PAULINE S

ZUMBA

SHOCKWAVE

CYCLE*

TRX XPRESS*

CYCLE*

YOGA

INDO-ROW*

4:45pm

KELLEY C

5:30pm

BARRE NATALIE S

6:00pm

STEPHANIE G

INDO-ROW* AMBER/SANDI G

KATIE S

AQUA FITNESS

Fitness classes last 60 minutes unless noted otherwise

PAULINE S

AMBER G

30 MIN; AMBER G

KELLEY C

PIYO

AMBER G

JENNIFER S

AQUA FITNESS

CLAIRE P

CLAIRE P

LOCATION KEY G – Gym • C – Cycling Studio • S – Studio • P – Pool

TENNIS M

T

W

T LADIES’ LEAGUE

3.0-4.0 9:00AM - 12:00PM

9:00am

F

S

LADIES’ LEAGUE

MEGA CARDIO

4.0+ 9:00AM - 10:30AM

11:00am

S

$13/CLASS/PERSON 9:00 - 10:15AM

PEE-WEES 4-7 YEAR OLDS

$11/CLASS/PERSON 10:15AM-11:00AM

12:00pm

6:00pm

CARDIO TENNIS

$11/CLASS/PERSON 12:00PM

LADIES’ LEAGUE

3.0-4.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

SCRAPPERS 6-8 YEAR OLDS

$12/CLASS/PERSON 11:00AM- 12:00PM

MEN’S LEAGUE

2.5-5.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

Schedule subject to change. For the most current schedule go to www.Spokaneclub.org

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A Holiday Reminder:

Regular Exercise is the Best Gift to Your Body!

By Christine Cronin, PT

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ews flash, exercise is good for you! Turns out, it’s even better than we thought. It seems like each week new research comes out with even more evidence to support disease prevention and a multitude of health benefits. Let’s start with the ones you probably know: improved cardiovascular function (heart works better) improved sense of well-being (feel good), improved weight management (look good), improved strength (able to do more), improved flexibility (able to move better), improved balance (less likely to fall or look ridiculous), and improved bone density (stronger bones). Are you paying attention yet? Those all sound like fairly desirable attributes, it just simply takes a little work and time. How about benefits you may not know about? Regular exercise decreases the chance of getting Alzheimer’s, decreases the likelihood of Type 2 diabetes, improves blood flow to, and increases the 30 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

size of your… brain, improves cognition, memory and mood, decreases the likelihood of cancer, yes even cancer! New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association just within the last few months found that a healthful weight (BMI of 27.5 or less), cessation of smoking, decreased alcohol consumption (1 drink or less for women 2 drinks or less per day for men) and 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise (or 75 minutes of intense exercise) per week could prevent certain cancers by

One hundred and fifty minutes, or 22 minutes a day, that’s my new challenge to you. Find it, any way you can. Taking time for exercise could be one of your greatest future investments.

40-67% in women and men respectively. If can also avert or delay death from cancer in 59-67% of women and men. These results were so amazing that the researchers concluded that prevention could be the biggest weapon in our fight against cancer. Exercise is truly a miraculous thing, but we often perceive we are too busy to do it. The average American spends 11 hours on a screen per day, with 4 of those hours being a TV. This comes out to 1,680 minutes per week watching TV. So if you could cut back your TV watching by 9% each week and with that extra time walk, bike, lift weights or simply move, you could see some truly amazing changes. Or, if you choose to maintain your TV time, just walk on a treadmill or do jumping jacks so you can get your minutes in. One hundred and fifty minutes, or 22 minutes a day, that’s my new challenge to you. Find it, any way you can. Taking time for exercise could be one of your greatest future investments. Exercise is your 401K for the body. That bucket list, that dream trip, that savings will be a lot more enjoyable with a healthy body. If you’re unsure how to start, walking is always one of the best methods, after that you have many incredible resources at the Spokane Club from group classes to personal training to physical therapy (if you have pain or injury start with me first). Lastly, time is usually the largest barrier we face, along with motivation and know-how, so find that friend that motivates you and keep hanging out together. The future looks bright with exercise in sight!


Fitness | personal training

WINTER FITNESS WEIGHT LOSS

CHALLENGE

Workshop

The Business Traveler’s Guide to Staying Fit If you have a job that forces you to travel at least once a month, this workshop is for you. During high intensity travel, it’s easy to stop paying attention to your diet and fall off of your exercise regimen. It’s hard to find healthy food in airports, hotels and restaurants. You want to eat healthy and stay active when you travel but it feels almost impossible. In this workshop we will discuss how to overcome these obstacles and provide you with several resources to help you stay on track. Resources provided by Armi Legge, author of The Fit Traveler. You will receive the following handbooks: • 5 fun and effective cardio workouts for travelers • 15 travel-proof recipes for staying lean on the road • How to make healthier choices while traveling through airports • The business travelers guide to staying fit • The fat loss cheat sheet for shortterm travelers • A copy of the The Fit Traveler book To reserve your space call 459-4571, sign up at the Sport Shop or online at Spokaneclub.org.

Save the Date!

Winter Fitness & Weight Loss Challenge

Mark your calendars for January 12th at 6pm for the Spokane Club Winter Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge! Once again we will be teaming up to see which team loses the highest percentage of over a 6-week period. We will have lots of prizes to give away, free workout programs, nutrition guides and another fun-filled finale. Last year’s challenge was a huge success with over 80 people competing and over 450 pounds lost. We gave away over $900 in prizes including a $500 grand prize, $260 in personal training and over $100 in gift certificates to local restaurants. We plan to make this year’s challenge even bigger and better! Look for more details in your Club email in the coming months. Thursday, January 12; 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 7; 6:00 pm Downtown; $20 for members $30 for guests; no refunds

Last Year’s Winning Team from the Winter Fitness & Weight Loss Challenge www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2016 | 31


Fitness | news

Les Mills – RPM

Born from the sport of cycle racing, RPM uses simulated climbs and sprints in a workout where you control the intensity. Tune in to some great music and get your pedals spinning as your instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. You control your own resistance.

Paddleboard Fitness

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ur Fall Into Fitness event was a great success and a lot of fun! Brad Dieter, PhD, taking about the Top 4 Nutrition Priorities, Chef Aaron showcasing some new Deli menu items and then finishing with the morning of demo classes and the launching of the new Athletic Schedule — what an experience! Thanks to all who attended and participated in this fabulous event! Listed below are the descriptions of the classes you can expect to see on the new schedule. Challenge yourself and try a new class today!

New Class Descriptions

Indo-Row®

Indo-Row® is designed specifically for first-time rowers, no experience is necessary. Indo-Rowers burn calories, sculpt muscle and enjoy a fun interval workout in a uniquely motivating, team-oriented fitness environment.

Les Mills – BodyPump™

BODYPUMP™ is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout and can burn up to 540 calories per class.

PiYo

A Pilates and yoga inspired power strength workout with a focus on agility, core conditioning, balance and flexibility. 32 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

Challenge yourself with a paddleboard workout including burpees, lunges, squats, mountain climbers, pushups and planks. Cardio from paddling & explosive popup movements, isometric contractions of the legs to carve and control the board, upper body strength and of course balance. This class is suitable for all levels. Paddleboard Yoga will challenge your balance and stability while strengthening your core muscles.

Classes Coming In January

ShockWave

ShockWave is a circuit challenge utilizing a specially designed WaterRower machine to provide short-burst, high-intensity, calorie-torching intervals along with functional strength and sculpting stations designed to target and chisel the legs, the core and the arms.

Les Mills – GRIT™

LES MILLS GRIT™ includes Strength, Cardio and Plyo, classes are 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT), designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. LES MILLS GRIT takes cutting edge HIIT and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast.

BodyFlow™

Listen to an inspired soundtrack as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started.  You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered.

Les Mills BodyCombat™

BODYCOMBAT™ is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories in a class. No experience needed.


Fitness | news

Relax This Season… Stretch By Candlelight

Welcome Sandi Wasteney, Group Fitness Manager!

Deep, meditative stretching can decrease stress, improve your flexibility and transform your body. Join Cyndi Slizza Donahue for a special yoga stretch by candlelight to unwind your body this season. Accessible to all bodies and yoga novices. Sign up at the Valley Front Desk or by contacting Cyndi at cslizza@spokane club.org.

By Kate Spence, Editor in Chief

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f you attended any of the Fall into Fitness events you already know that the Club is 100% committed to offering the finest group fitness classes in town. To achieve that, we’ve added the amazing Sandi Wasteney to our Sports and Fitness team. And what an addition she is! Sandi comes to us with nearly 20 years of combined experience in the health, wellness and fitness industries. Most recently she served as the Group Exercise Coordinator Lead for the YMCA Inland Northwest, which included both the Central and North Spokane campuses. Prior to that, Sandi was the Health Educator and Wellness Assistant at Rockwood Retirement Communities. In addition to Sandi’s extensive experience in fitness management, she has pursued a rich background in education. Sandi holds a Master of Science degree in Public Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Public

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Administration. In addition to these degrees, she holds countless certifications in health and fitness. “She is a constant learner,” says Melissa Elfering, the Club’s Sports and Fitness Director. “Fitness is always changing and Sandi looks forward to the changes and is excited to learn and bring this to the Club. She has an upbeat, motivational personality and strong leadership skills that are great for our team and our members. This leadership will build a strong group fitness program that will truly make member’s fall in love with fitness!” Welcome, Sandi!

6:00 – 7:30pm; Valley studio; $10 for Members & Guests

You CAN Do YOGA! Curious about yoga? Too intimidated to try a class until you learn some yoga moves? This is your chance! Come to this special workshop for super beginners to learn the basics of yoga – what to expect in a class, how to do the poses and to find out how yoga could help you improve your physical and mental health. Sign up at the Sports Shop Desk Downtown or contact Cyndi at cslizza@ spokaneclub.org. Monday, January 9; 6:00 – 7:30 pm Downtown, Studio B; $10 for Members & Guests

Sandi (center) and other Club instructors training for Shockwave and Indo-Row www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2016 | 33


Fitness | court sports

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Tournament with Prize Money! ’Tis the season for friends, family, hot cocoa and dominating the Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Tournament. Once a year we are given the privilege to dress in horrific, obscene holiday sweaters while throwing top speed dodgeballs at our loved ones. With prize money on the line, the tree-topper could not be any higher! Snacks will provided and adult beverages available. Double elimination format, guaranteed two games. Teams must consist of six players. Don’t have a team? No worries, sign up on our free agent list to get pick up from other teams! Team captains can sign-up at the Downtown Sport Shop or by contacting Tim Schultz at 459-4571 x501 or tschultz@spokaneclub.org. Prizes: 1st Place: Trophy and $75! 2nd Place: $25 “Ugliest Sweater” Award: Some say the best award of the night! Friday, December 16; 5:30 – 8:45 pm; Downtown Gym; $25/team

Last year’s proud tournament winners. Come join the fun!

50th Annual Lilac Handball Tournament Look for a recap of this historic handball tournament in your next Signals magazine.

Winter Indoor Volleyball Tournament Heat up those cold days with the Spokane Club’s Winter Indoor Volleyball Tournament! 6-on-6 with double elimination format. Snacks will provided and adult beverages will be available. 1st place team will get free entry into the next tournament plus a gift card to the Club restaurant! Team captains can sign-up at the Downtown Sport Shop or by contacting Tim Schultz at 459-4571 x501 or tschultz@spokaneclub.org. Don’t have a team? No worries, sign up on our free agent list to get pick up from other teams! December 20 & 21; Games start at 5:30 pm $30 per team; 4 teams max

Winter Basketball League Pickleball Open Play All experience levels welcome to come play. If interested, please contact Tim Schultz at 459-4571 x501 or tschultz@spokaneclub.org for details. Tuesday, November 22; 6:00 pm

Winter is coming… and with that comes Spokane Club’s Winter Basketball League! Offerings: A League (competitive). Contact Jordan Piscopo at bensen. piscopo@gmail.com with any questions or to register. Start Date: January 10; Tuesday nights 5:30 pm; $65

34 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016


Fitness | court sports

1st Annual Inland Empire Championship Racquetball Tournament

Men’s Open winner Todd Mathison Men’s Elite winner Joel Maroney On October 23rd the Inland Empire Championship Tournament wrapped up with a few player ending up on top. The weekend was filled with food, beverage, laughter, tears and of course some racquetball. We had 60 participants turnout over 13 different division and lots of spectators that filled the seats. The Spokane Club received great praise from the out of town players and spectators and a few asking the dates for the 2nd annual event. In all the tournament was a great success and a huge “thank you” goes out to Rich Carver (member coach) for helping lead the event! See the sidebar to the right for some of the results.

Men’s A winner Myron Hodgson Under 21 winner Dalton Montoya Men’s Open Doubles winners Rich Carver / Andrew Conti Men’s Elite Double winners Tony DeGiorgio / Kyle Orthmeyer Women’s Singles winner Shawna Sheehan Mixed Doubles winner Shawna Sheehan / Dale Johnson

For information about our next racquetball tournament contact Tim Schultz at 4594571 x501 or tschultz@spokaneclub.org.

The Spokane Club would also like to thank our sponsors: No-Li Brewhouse; Myron J. Hodgson II, CPA www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2016 | 35


Fitness | tennis

Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Tennis Mixer: Act 3 Complete

Ready to do Battle at the VBT Mixer The third version of the VBT mixer was moved indoors due to inclement weather but the fun could not be dampened! Obviously indoor tennis was ready for play and the two teams comprised of Spokane Club members and Gonzaga University Club Tennis players made great use of them. The level of play ranged from 3.5-4.5 but the fun level stayed at the 7.0 level! We used the volleyball court in the gym rather than the beach court outside but it still made for good competition although not as dirty. Instead of Bocce Ball we challenged the teams with games of skill such as the “egg pass relay” and “racket swap challenge”. When all was said and done The Gonzaga Club Team ie “All Sports Weekend” walked away with the coveted VBT Trophy over “Team Hit it Hot”. The VBT’s have been a hit over the past two years so we look forward to hosting our next one in May as the weather permits. Sign up as a team or as an individual. Ideally we would like to have 6 teams of 6 players to fully engage our backyard facility!

McFarland and Kate Palelek all jumped headfirst into the Girls 12 and under event. Although easily the youngest at 10 and 11years old, our girls made a splash in the tourney! On the boy’s side, Evan Chow and Mathew Haigh also made their presence known. Club member Brooke Fager walked away with the Girl’s 18 championship, while brother Kyle Fager was a finalist in the Boy’s 18s, and Brennen Archer won the Boy’s 16 back draw over Danny Denike…all members! Very exciting to see what could be the next wave of quality players from the Club actively competing. Sportsmanship was also on display as some of our players found it within themselves to hug after a super close but fun match. We are all so proud of them! If you missed this event, we have another junior tourney coming up: The Spokane Club Winter Classic Jr Tennis Tournament Dec 2-4. Sign-up on-line now at PNWUSTA.com.

Spokane Club Classic Fall Jr Tennis Tourney Seventy junior competitors converged on the Valley tennis courts from September 30-October 2 to participate in the Spokane Club Fall Junior Classic Tennis Tournament. Several Spokane Club players made their debut into USTA play as Gabby Haigh, Juliet

Gabby Haigh played in her 2nd USTA Girl’s 12 tourney! 36 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2016

Kate Palelek and Julia McFarland with coach Jeff

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Fitness | tennis

15th Annual Spokane Club Members Tennis Tournament

Winter Wonder Tennis Camp Are you ready for the holidays? Are you ready to get out of the house? Or are you ready to get the kids out of the house? Then Winter Wonder Tennis Camp is for you. We are offering PeeWee (9:00-10:00 am), Scrapper (9:00-10:30 am), Adult (9:00-10:30 am), Tweener (10:30-12:00 pm) and High School (1:002:30 pm) clinics throughout the 3-day, Monday-Wednesday period. You can come to all or one of the camps but we need to know so we can staff it properly. Sign-up in advance at the Valley Desk or by contacting Jeff at 535-3554. December 19-21

2017 Spokane Club Invitational The 2017 Spokane Club Invitational kicks off the USTA season by showcasing the best players from around the region in battle from January 12-15, 2017. Players from Montana, Oregon, Idaho make the annual pilgrimage to play this high level USTA tourney. Although this tourney brings in some really tough players, all levels are welcome. Whether you play singles, doubles or mixed, there is an event for you. Sign up as on-line through the PNWUSTA.com or contact Jeff at 535-3554 if you have any questions. January 12-15

November means the holidays are approaching and just slightly less important, November means the 2016 Annual Spokane Club Members Tennis Tournament is upon us! Kicking off Thursday, November 10-13 (Singles and Mixed Doubles and lasting through Sunday November 17-20 (doubles), this 2-week, 2-tourney event typically boasts our biggest on-court participation. 24/7 Educational Services (owner/member Tod Whitman) returns as our primary sponsor promising participants another awesome keepsake to relive the event! Last year’s tourney was interrupted by “wind storm 2015” yet still managed to have over 200 players participate. This year we are looking to field over 275 players! Don’t be last to the party, sign-up early and often to get the full tournament experience. November 10-13; Singles & Mixed Doubles November 17-20; Doubles

Pop-Tennis: Slowing it Down to Build Your Skills! The latest game sweeping tennis clubs is a hybrid of paddle tennis and pickle ball… it’s Pop Tennis! Pop Tennis promises to be a fun way to socialize on court while continuing to work on your tennis skills. Points last longer as the pace of play is very deliberate due to the equipment being used. A great activity for those rehabbing recent injuries which limit movement. The beauty of Pop Tennis is we don’t have to drastically alter courts to get things going. The only court change is the length: 60’ vs 78’ baseline to baseline. Pop Tennis rules are tennis rules except you only get one underhand serve to start the point and you use a lower compression green dot or orange ball along with a “Pop Tennis bat” during play. We will have Pop Tennis equipment at the Valley Front Desk for demo purposes. If it takes off we may field a league by January! We will also feature Pop Tennis during our up-coming mixers. Get out there and give Spokane Club players used “Pop-Tennis” it a try! equipment during Saturday’s Cardio tennis class! www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2016 | 37


Fitness | aquatics

What is Masters Swimming?

Swim Team News The Penguins season is well underway. We would like to invite and encourage anyone interested in swim team to come join the fun! The team is always accepting new and returning Penguins. It is a great way to get out of the house and work out some wiggles. Swimming is also excellent cross training for those of you participating in other sports, an opportunity to stay active and limber. Additionally, Swim Team is a chance for parents with multiple children to get the whole family swimming. We have three different levels for our swim team. Silver Team – introduction to swim team: $35 per month Practice times: Mon, Wed 4:15 – 5:00 pm Great for new swim team members-introduction to swim team drills, strokes and competitions. Prerequisites: Swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke Gold Team: $40 per month Practice times: Mon, Tues, Wed 5:00 – 6:00 pm Great for continuing swim team members. Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards freestyle, backstroke and breastroke; coach’s approval Platinum Team: $45 per month Practice times: Mon, Tues, Wed 5:30 – 6:30 pm Great for swimmers wanting more competition. Prerequisites: Coach’s approval Optional all team water sports 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5:00-6:00 pm. Optional swim meet dates: • Nov 18: Valley YMCA • Dec 16: Spokane Club Jan 20: Spokane Club

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Masters Swimming is organized swimming practice for adults 18 years and older. You do not have to be an elite swimmer to participate, all levels of swimming are welcomed at these practices. Masters Swimming involves having a swim coach at every practice to help all members of the team work on technique instruction. Working regularly with a coach will improve efficiency of stroke technique. Masters Swimming is a great way to participate in a regular scheduled swimming workouts to increase your fitness level or prepare for a triathlon. In addition, Masters Swimming provides a team of members that will motivate and encourage each other as each individual member pursues his or her swimming goals. The camaraderie and new friendships started in Masters Swimming are priceless. Involvement in formal swimming competitions is not a requirement for members participating in Masters Swimming, but they can compete if this is a goal they have. Practices are every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. There will be a $50 charge if you attend 2 or more practices in a month.

Support your Club with Your Swimming Purchases! Purchase your swim gear through our affiliate store and your Club receives a percentage from each sale! To make a purchase go to Spokaneclub. org/athletics/aquatics and click on the SwimOutlet banner located at the bottom of the page and start shopping!

Coming Soon Triathlon Coaching!


Fitness | aquatics

Hybrid American Red Cross First Aid/ CPR/AED (Ages: 16+) If you need training in CPR/FIRST AID/AED for an OSHA-mandated job requirement or you just want to know how to keep your loved ones safe, the Club will ensure you get training that sticks. Using the American Red Cross award-winning online pre-course, as well as in class training, you will receive guaranteed results. Class includes a digital certificate, valid for 2 years, plus free access to digital learning materials and online refresher courses. Contact Chris in Aquatics at 459-4571 x512 or cbarry@spokaneclub.org to sign up. Space is limited. NOTE: Online, at-home work required before class attendance. Approximate time of online work, 2 hours. November 14 (register by November 8) January 9 (register by January 2)

Swimming Lessons Come participate in our revamped swim lesson program with guaranteed results. Whether you are looking for morning or evening lessons, our wonderful instructors are here to help you stay water safe and enjoy swimming. Classes are available Downtown and in the Valley. How to sign up: 1. Pick your session from the list below 2. Pick your top 2 times in the open time period 3. Call Aquatics at 509-459-4571 x513 4. Give your child’s name, age, and skill level 5. Give your name and return phone number 6. We will set up the classes the week prior and try to accommodate requested times

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October 31 – November 17: $32

November 1 – 18: $32

Mon/Wed 9:00 – 11:00 am 3:30 – 6:00 pm Registration Deadline: October 26

Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 6:00 pm Registration Deadline: October 27

November 28 – December 14: $32

Tues/Thurs 3:30 – 6:00 pm Registration Deadline: November 24

5:00-8:00 pm; Cost: $50

Babysitters Training (Ages: 10-15) Become a Certified American Red Cross babysitter. According to the American Red Cross, 80% of parents surveyed would pay more for a trained babysitter. Youth will learn everything from diaper changing and bottle feeding to dealing with behavioral issues during these lessons. In teaming up with Childcare, participants will gain hands-on experience and learn to be responsible babysitters. Participants will leave the class with their Babysitters Certification as well as a First Aid/CPR certification good for 2 years. Contact Chris in Aquatics at 509-4594571 x512 or cbarry@spokaneclub.org to sign up. Space is limited. November 28 – December 19; Mondays and Wednesdays; 4:30 – 7:30 pm; $120/ child, siblings $100/child

Mon/Wed 9:00 – 11:00 am 3:30 – 6:00 pm Registration Deadline: November 23

January 2 – 25: $42 Mon/Wed 9:00 – 11:00 am 3:30 – 6:00 pm Registration Deadline: December 28

November 29 – December 15: $32

January 3 – 26: $42 Tues/Thurs 9:00 – 11:00 am 3:30 – 6:00 pm Registration Deadline: December 29

Private Swim Lessons Children – One-on-one instruction is a great way to get your child familiar with the water and ready for group lessons. It’s also great when your child is ready to take swimming to the next level and improve stroke technique and to get ready for swim team! Lessons are $25 per half hour for one child and $5 for each additional child. Adult – Whether you are training for a triathlon, uncomfortable in the water, or just looking for some stroke technique, private lessons with our instructors might just be for you. Lessons are $35 per half-hour. Sign up online at Spokaneclub.org/Athletics/Aquatics. www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2016 | 39


Family | happenings Parent’s Night Out (ages 2 to 12) Need a date night? We will keep the kids happy playing, making a craft, and watching a movie. Kids can order dinner from the deli or you can bring food from home. No peanut products. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Downtown only. Friday, November 4; 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Veteran’s Day Camp

Cost: $18 for one child, $7 each additional sibling; No prorating

This camp is a fun-filled day of crafts, games and swimming. Lunch is not provided but may be ordered from the Deli or the restaurant or you may bring a sack lunch from home (NO PEANUT PRODUCTS). Snacks will be provided. Make reservations now by calling 459-4571 x515. Space is limited.

Childcare Holiday Hours Valley November 24: CLOSED

Friday, November 11; 8:00 am-5:00 pm or choose any time during those hours. Cost: $6 per hr/child; siblings 20% less

Turkey Day Camp

All things Thanksgiving Camp! Crafts, games and swimming! Fun for ages 5 to 12! We will have camp from 8:00-5:00. You can sign up for the whole day or choose your time. Lunch is not provided. You may bring a sack lunch (NO PEANUT PRODUCTS) or order from the Club restaturant or the Deli and have it billed to your account. Make reservations now by calling 459-4571 x515. Space is limited. Wednesday, November 23; 8:00 am-5:00 pm; or choose any time during those hours. Cost: $6 per hr/child; siblings 20% less

December 24-25: CLOSED December 26: OPEN December 31 & January 1: CLOSED

Downtown November 24: CLOSED November 25 8:00 am – 2:00 pm December 24-25: CLOSED December 26: OPEN December 31 & January 1: CLOSED

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Family | happenings

Crazy Kids Party (ages 4+) Drop off your kids for an evening of fun, bouncing in the jumping castle, making a craft, eating pizza, and watching a movie! The castle will be available for jumping from 5:30-7:00 with pizza from 6:00-6:30. We will have cookies and popcorn with the movie at 7. Siblings age 3 and under will remain in Childcare but may have pizza and snacks and watch the movie as well! Reservations required 72 hours in advance.

WINTER BREAK CAMPS Winter break camp is a fun place to be during the holiday season. We will play games, make projects, and swim. The kids will stay busy and have fun all day! Our camps are open to ages 5-12. The camp day starts at 8:00 and ends at 5:00. You can sign up for the whole day or choose your time. Lunch is not provided. You may bring a sack lunch (NO PEANUT PRODUCTS) or order from the Club restaurant or the Deli and have it billed to your account. We provide snacks. Make reservations for any of the camps listed below by calling 459-4571 x515. Space is limited. Cost: Daily rate, $6 per hour. Weekly rates $165 for 9:00-3:00, $200 for 8:00-5:00, Additional siblings 20% less.

Gifts Galore Camp

Friday, December 9; 5:30-8:30; Ages 4 and up; $25 first child, $12 each additional sibling

Candy Making Learn how to make truffles to enjoy with your family or to give as gifts! We will make chocolate chip cookie dough truffles to take home and share….unless we eat them all during class! All supplies provided. Reservations required 48 hours in advance.

The name says it all! We will be making gifts to give to our friends and family during the week. We can’t say what they will be, because they might be for you!

Friday, December 2; $5 per child

December 19-23

Ages 9 and up; 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Wacky Winter

This week will be all about winter. We will make fun winter themed projects and learn about winter weather and animals. December 26-30

New Year Celebration Camp

We will celebrate the New Year and make fun crafts, play, and swim all week! January 2-6

Save the date!

Martin Luther King Day Camp Monday, January 16 8:00-5:00

Ages 6 – 8; 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Downtown Errand Day Every Day Downtown Errand day gives you 3 hours of time to run errands while your children are at the Club having fun. Choose your 3 hour time slot during any of the weekday hours we are open. Infants may stay for a maximum of 2 hours. Reservations are required. Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515; Cost: $21 for one child, $12 each additional sibling; $14 for Infants for 2 hours; No prorating

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Santa’s Sleighbell Breakfast

Saturday, December 17 9:00 am–12:00 pm

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Fabulous Fall Into Fitness

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Catered Events at the Spokane Club

Planning an event? The Spokane Club is at your service! The Club offers: • Professional planning and personalized attention from our Catering Director, Jackie Kiley • Creative and delectable menu items from our Executive Chef, Aaron Crumbaugh • Top of the line Audio Visual services from Prodigy Arrow and complimentary Wi-Fi • A wide variety of Catering rooms sized to suit all your event needs • Beautifully renovated Hotel rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center for your out-of-town guests and colleagues For more information, call Jackie Kiley, Director of Catering, at 509.459.4237 or email jkiley @spokaneclub.org


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