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The Spokane Club Magazine

May/June 2015 Volume 49 No. 5 USPS 000239 Communications Director/Editor Kate Spencer, 459-4535 Senior Designer/Web Manager Kasi Dunn, 838-8511, x118

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10 Social Events

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18 Club’s Within the Club 12 Burgundy’s News

Club Management CEO . Charles Alpers

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16 CEO’s Message

CFO . Shawn Smith

By Charles Alpers

Chairman’s Message By Rick Repp

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The Long Way Home By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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3rd Annual Charity Bracket Buster

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18 New Members

Sales & Marketing Director . Jon Fine

Winners

20 Thrive 125

By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

459-4240 . jfine@spokaneclub.org Communications Director . Kate Spencer 459-4535 . kspencer@spokaneclub.org Hospitality Director . Ryan Lloyd 838-8511 . rlloyd@spokaneclub.org

fitness ______ 25 Exercise and Your Brain By Christine Cronin, PT

14 Profile: Juanita Jiminez, HR Director By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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Sports & Fitness Director . Melissa Elfering

26 Fitness News

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28 Court Sports

37 Family Calendar

Facilities Director . Jim Miller

29 Tennis News

38 Summer Camps

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35 News for Families

32 Aquatics News

Human Resources Director . Juanita Jiminez 459-4577. jjiminez@spokaneclub.org Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie 535-3554 . jurie@spokaneclub.org

schedules _________ 21 Gym & Aquatics Schedule

on the cover ___________ Community Issue

22 Downtown Schedule 23 Valley Schedule 24 Events At-a-glance

Photo Courtesy of Starr Images Design by Kasi Dunn

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Business | Chair’s message

Life is Service By Rick Repp, Chairman

“Life is service – the one who progresses is the one who gives his fellow men a little more – a little better service.”

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his quote from E. M. Statler, founder of the largest hotel chain of his time and founding benefactor of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, is often repeated by leaders in the hospitality industry who recognize that customer service is the key to running successful hospitality operations. I have found this quote also applies equally well outside the hospitality industry to any kind of operation or organization. No matter what the focus of an organization may be, it will be more successful if it finds a way to deliver its products or services with an ever-improving level of customer service. Another one of my favorite quotes regarding service I learned from one of Spokane’s own community leaders, Dave Clack, who states that “community service is not an option, it is an obligation.” This quote reminds me that we all have a duty to take ownership of our community and our community organizations, and to invest our time, sweat and tears in making them everything they can and should be. 2 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

Taken together these quotes capture what, I believe, is essential to the future of the Spokane Club: that its members remain actively engaged in serving the Club and their fellow Club members while constantly working to find ways to improve the member experience. As an organization that exists to serve the needs and desires of its members, the Club must be ever-evolving and always focused on delivering ever-better service, in order to create the exceptional experience our members are seeking. And the key to knowing that we are delivering the services the members want is to have the members engaged in charting our course. As Club members, the question is not “if ” we should be engaged in serving our Club, but “how and when.” As I near the end of my term as your Board Chair, I am so grateful to all of my fellow members who stepped up and answered the call to service. In addition to the members of the Board of Trustees and each of the standing committees, I also want to say a special

thank you to the members of the various ad hoc committees and/or member groups who stepped up to fulfill specific needs of the Club, including: the Core Values Committee, the Strategic Planning sub-committee, the Barron Wine Room Committee, the Chef Selection Members Advisory Group, the Valley Rebranding Committee, the Big Bash Committee, the Christmas Decorating Committee, the Facilities subcommittee, the Budget subcommittee and the Charity Bracket Buster Committee. It is thanks to you, and our wonderful staff, that we now have a strategic plan for the next five years, a newly renovated Barron Wine Room, and a renewed focus on family friendly programming in our Valley facility. It is thanks to you we had beautiful decorations for the holiday season, a splendid Big Bash to celebrate the Club’s 125th anniversary, and successfully raised over $17,000 for local charities at this year’s Charity Bracket Buster. I am also grateful to all of those who continue to make our member-driven programming such as Cellar Dwellers, Social Dancers, and our thriving athletic programs in basketball, tennis and handball, among others, such a success. Thank you for the opportunity to serve the Club together with you. Working together…serving together…we can continue to make our Club the exceptional place for exceptional people. I look forward to seeing you at the Club!


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Spokane Guilds’ School Big Winner

in 3rd Annual Charity Bracket Buster Auction

By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief Charles Alpers and Dick Boysen, Executive Director, Spokane Guilds’ School

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he competition was fierce and the Buster bidders were savvy, but in the end, Duke/Spokane Guilds’ School beat Wisconsin/Camp STIX in this year’s NCAA March Madness games. The neck-and-neck competition between two top college teams yielded some great results for our local charities and built strong momentum for the Bracket Buster Auction, now in its third year. “We are honored to be part of this entire enterprise,” says Dick Boysen, Executive Director, Spokane Guilds’ School. “With this involvement, and our fortunate winnings, more funds are available to help the children and families we serve as they face the challenges of developmental disabilities and/or delays.” Bobbie League, Planned Giving Officer at the school expressed gratitude for the 4 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

win, as well as the opportunity provided by the Buster Auction, to help a variety of local charities. “It has been a creative and exciting way to raise funds for non-profits in our community. Big kudos to everyone at the Spokane Club for showing your community support in this magnificent way.”

Houston Scrudder and Eric Christiansen put the Spokane Guilds’ School’s name forward and a bidding team was quickly formed with TJ Brill as the Designated Bidder. The runner up team this year was Wisconsin/Camp STIX with the help of their amazing Designated Bidder, Mark Thies. Third place went to Rotary 21 whose bidding group, led by Manny Hochheimer, kept the room full of robust, friendly competition. Special thanks to Dennis Patchin for giving the event air time on the Patchin, Lukens, Osso show. Dennis’s support of the event was outstanding. Thanks to the Charity Bracket Buster Auction ad hoc committee for their creative brainstorming, recruiting new bidding teams, and coming out for the event. The committee was led, for the third year, by John Pilcher. Members of the committee were: Anne Marie Axeworthy, Jeff Bell, Eric Christiansen, Kathleen Crompton, Kelly Glenn, Alison and Jonathan Mallahan, Rick Repp and Jan Quintrall. Many thanks to everyone and we’ll see you next year!

Final Results of the Charity Bracket Buster Auction: Spokane Guilds’ School $7,796.88 Camp STIX $4,678.13 Rotary 21 $3,693.75 United Way $492.50 Habitat for Humanity $492.50 Hoopfest $246.24 Total Winnings to be Paid

$ 17,400.00


Spokane County United Way: http://www.unitedwayspokane.org/ Mission: To mobilize our community to create measurable results that improve people’s lives. Spokane County United Way is advancing the common good and creating a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality life. At United Way, we work side-by-side with individuals, nonprofits, government, businesses and other community partners to change systems so that individuals have the support they need to succeed.

Rotary 21 Board President, PJ Watters with Vice President, Joe Bruce and Charles Alpers

3rd Annual Charity Bracket Buster Winning Charities Spokane Guilds’ School: http://www.guildschool.org/home Mission: We believe in the worth of every individual and their right to a meaningful life. Our purpose is to nurture the full potential of families and their children, from birth to three, with disabilities. We do this through a personalized, comprehensive program of assessment, therapy, education, and support.

Camp STIX: http://www.campstix.org Camp STIX is an independent, community-based, summer camp located in Northeastern Washington for children and teens with diabetes throughout the Northwest. The camp is held at Riverview Bible Camp, on the Pend Oreille River near Cusick, Washington. Camp STIX offers a one-week program for youth ages 8-18.

Rotary 21: http://rotaryspokane.com/ The mission of Rotary International is to support its member clubs, (such as Rotary 21), in fulfilling the Object of Rotary: to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage and foster: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

Habitat for Humanity Spokane: http://www.habitat-spokane.org/ Mission: Provide hope, stability and dignity for families in partnership while building our community through quality home ownership. We are an ecumenical nonprofit Christian ministry bringing the community together to build decent, affordable homes for those in need.

Spokane Hoopfest Association: http://www.spokanehoopfest.net Mission: Spokane Hoopfest Association is committed to organizing and operating the best outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the country. With the effort and enthusiasm of thousands of volunteers, Hoopfest strives to create a dynamic downtown festival, transcending basketball through the celebration of athleticism, fair play and community involvement. Spokane Hoopfest Association also provides charitable support through distribution of profits to Special Olympics and basketball-related activities.

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The Long Way Home: A Family’s Life-changing Journey

By Kate Spencer, Editor

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here are many, devastating things that cancer can do to a body, but it’s what cancer can’t do to the spirit that interests Jonathan and Becky Van Keulen. “Cancer can’t win,” says Jonathan, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer, in July of 2014. Since that diagnosis he has spent three out of every five weeks in the hospital for the past nine months. “Living each day and taking back as much as you can is beating cancer,” says Jonathan. “As Stuart Scott of ESPN said, ‘you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.’” Part of the “why you live” for Jonathan is inextricably bound to who he is living for: 6 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

Hospital photos by STARR images

his wife, Becky and their two sons, fouryear-old Jax and three-year old Jude. The impact of a cancer diagnosis was initially surreal for the young family. “In the beginning, when we were unsure of how bad it was or whether it had spread, it was terrifying,” says Becky. “I was physically sick with fear. My life plan did not include losing the love of my life at 30

The first inkling of a long journey began in the Conditioning Room at the Spokane Club.

and being a single mom. I didn’t know if I was strong enough for the journey.” The first inkling of that long journey began in the Conditioning Room at the Spokane Club. In February of 2014 Jonathan started training with Ryne Leonard to build up his leg muscles. The training plan was going strong until April when Jonathan’s right knee lost about half of its range of motion. That degree of loss was very much out of the ordinary and Ryne encouraged Jonathan to see a doctor to check for injury. In April of 2014, Jonathan met with an orthopedic specialist. The x ray showed a long, dark shadow at the very bottom of Jonathan’s femur. After getting the results of an MRI performed in May, the


orthopedic specialist referred Jonathan to an oncologist. On July 2, a biopsy confirmed that Jonathan had osteosarcoma. He began the most aggressive chemotherapy currently available on July 29, 2014, which consisted of alternating weeks in the hospital with brief, often challenging, time at home. “When he is at home, he’s actually the sickest,” says Becky. “The doses are so high and very hard on the organs. It’s tough sometimes to be at home because of all the terrible side effects of chemo.” And it wasn’t only the daunting chemotherapy Jonathan had to endure. On October 9, 2014, Jonathan had most of his femur bone replaced with a titanium rod which runs from slightly above his ankle all the way to his hip. The physical and emotional side effects of both chemo and surgery slammed into Jonathan in November, 2014, when he was scheduled to start his next round of chemo. “That was my lowest point,” Jonathan recalls. “I was using a walker to get everywhere, which I wasn’t used to. I had to go back into the hospital to start the next round of chemo. I didn’t want to go back. I didn’t want to start the sickness again and the long weeks in the hospital. I was truly depressed, tired, and almost ready to quit. Mentally, I was ready to quit. But I knew I had to keep fighting for my family.” It’s the Van Keulen’s fighting spirit and deep love that have kept the family going. That, and a lot of faith. “Cancer can’t take my faith,” says Becky. “Faith is a multi-faceted word that means so much to me. During this process my faith in God and his compassion and love for us has grown dramatically. “Jonathan shares my faith, but is also very tough. I think his coping style is mostly humor, which is something I’ve always loved about him. I can only imagine his pain some days, but it was rare that he

complained and wasn’t making jokes and finding something to smile about. He tried to make this as easy as possible on our entire family.” Support and encouragement for the Van Keulens came swiftly from their family and close friends. But another support group—some just casual acquaintances and others complete strangers—came from the members and staff of the Spokane Club.

It’s the Van Keulen’s fighting spirit and deep love that have kept the family going.

“We have had unbelievable support from the Spokane Club,” says Becky. “Acquaintances became friends and the Club became a support system.” Driving the boys to school, making meals for the family, providing fun outings for the kids, leaving notes of encouragement, giving a special Christmas present, creating a unique handshake and providing lots of hugs for Jax and Jude—all of this and more provided a steady stream of encouragement for the Van Keulen family. “I always enjoyed the Club, but it was a fitness center to me before,” says Jonathan. “It has become a family now. These were perfect strangers that have helped us beyond imagination.” (See next page for Team Van Keulen members.) www.spokaneclub.org | May/June 2015 | 7


Team Van Keulen Club Members • Kelly & Chris Collins helped Becky get Jude and Jax to school on hospital days • Kassio & Mike Schrock – Kassio brought dinners once a month during Jonathan’s treatment. The Schrocks also took the boys to a Gonzaga game to lift their spirits • Norm and Bernie Brown – Bernie encouraged Becky to take good care of herself and left thoughtful notes to remind Becky she was not alone. • Lisa Holbert – Brought dinner to the family and always asked how they were doing. • Linda Shea’s family gave the Van Keulens a very generous Christmas Gift during a tight time when they were waiting for Jon’s disability check. “Totally changed our Christmas!” • Sarah & Kevin Dix – Made multiple dinners for the family while they were at the hospital. • All the women in Michele’s Wednesday/Friday Barre Class supported Becky and followed her story. • Scott & Heidi Rudy – Jonathan and Scott are co-workers but became family through this process. Scott visited Jonathan 60 days of his 90 days in the hospital. Heidi made dinner almost every week for the Van Keulen family for the last 9 months.

Club Staff • Michele Staben always checked on Becky during Barre class and dedicated a class to Jonathan’s clear scan. • Ryne Leonard played a role in Jonathan’s diagnosis and asked about him throughout his treatment. • Doug Burke developed a special handshake with the boys and even on a bad day the boys lit up the second they saw Doug. He continues to make the boys’ morning special. • Ann Marie Sager always comes from behind the deli counter to give the boys a hug and asks how the family is doing. • Sarena, Jill & Molly always take the time to stop what they are doing and ask how we are doing. • Tracey & Sara were always ready to help with the boys during doctor appointments and were patient with them when they were having attachment issues. 8 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

Jonathan and Ryne after the surgery

Another lifeline for Becky has been her blog which she started early on in the couple’s journey (http://jonathansgotthis. blogspot.com/). Writing has not only been therapeutic, it’s been inspirational for both Becky and Jonathan. The inspiration for a one of their blog entries—and for a very big idea— came from a simple bowl of homemade clam chowder. “The nurses broke the rules and put the chowder in their own fridge for us,” Becky recalls with a smile. “The chowder is one of Jonathan’s favorites.” The window of opportunity for any kind of food to be appetizing is often narrow for patients undergoing chemo. When the window opened for Jonathan, the call went out for the chowder. It arrived two hours later. The couple asked themselves why oncology patients didn’t have simple amenities like microwave ovens and small refrigerators in their rooms. They questioned why the rooms themselves were so devoid of comfort or inspiration at a time when patients and their families needed it most.


Cancer Can’t Sponsors • Camden Homes • Collins Family Dentistry • County Financial • Great Floors • Justus Bag Company • Medical Oncology Associates • Numerica Credit Union • Remax (Joe Kramer) They took to the blog where Jonathan wrote: I want to start raising money for the cancer floor. Becky and I have talked about this since we got up here on this floor. I don’t know how much we need to raise, but this will be one of our family’s goals for a long time. A Spokane Club member read the blog and told the Van Keulens that when they were ready, his company would donate the appliances. The couple’s dream of creating a non-profit, Cancer Can’t, was born. Cancer Can’t is dedicated to helping improve the lives of oncology patients in the Inland Northwest. Part of that mission is creating more comfortable surroundings for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Two major sponsors—Camden Homes and the Hoines Family Trust—are sponsoring entire room remodels at Providence Sacred Heart. The non-profit’s first fundraiser, the Cancer Can’t Golf Tournament, is happening on September 12 at Indian Canyon Golf Course. The major sponsor of that event is Washington Trust Bank. For more information, go to www.cancercant.info.

(See box to the right for the growing list of Cancer Can’t Sponsors.) “You can’t create a space that will cure you,” says Becky. “But you can create a healing environment.” And sometimes, the healing is for keeps. On March 6, 2015 Jonathan’s CT/Pet scan came back clear of cancer. It was the very best news the Van Keulens could have hoped for and they celebrated by taking a vacation to Hawaii to soak up the sun and soak in their future. Jonathan will be returning to work soon at Washington Trust Bank where he is a Mortgage Loan Officer, and Becky, an interior designer who was subcontracting to Camden Homes before Jonathan’s diagnosis, will manage their non-profit. Life will return to a new normal, heightened and clarified by their experience of cancer. “I used to be such a planner for life, planning way too far down the road sometimes,” says Jonathan. “There is an importance to plan for life, but living today is just as important. After all, you could be 30 years old with life-threatening cancer. I never planned for that.”

• Thrivent Financial (Tyler Wanke) • Washington Trust Bank • Wendle Motors

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Social | events

Spokane Indians Season Tickets!

Mother’s Day Brunch

Nothing says summer like a baseball game at Avista Stadium! Now is your chance to buy our Club seats, with a great view, located behind home plate on the first base line. For each Indians home game this summer we are offering five individual Diamond Club seats, located in section J, Row 2. Diamond Club benefits include: Early entrance on game days through the Diamond Club entry gate, MembersOnly Express Entry Gate and exclusive access to Diamond Club Concessions behind home plate. Gather your friends and family and take advantage of this Spokane Club benefit! Call the Front Desk at 838-8511 to purchase your tickets today! Starting June 18; $8 per seat (savings of $3 per ticket!); All ticket sales are final

Moms make our lives complete. Show Mom your love with this enduring Club tradition. Reserve your space by calling 838-8511. Cancellations by May 3rd. Sunday, May 10; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; $36++ Adults; $24++ For ages 13-15 $16++ Ages 6-12; Free for 5 and under; Seatings every half hour

Spring Tea Enjoy delicious teas accompanied by delectable tea sandwiches and delicious shortbread delivered from Zeppole bakery. Come and share conversation with old friends, while making new, at this blossoming spring event. Reservations required, call 838-8511. Thursday May 7; 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Library; $25.95++ adults; $18.50++ for ages 12 and under

ALL NEW!

Tequila Tasting at Borracho Tacos & Tequillaria Sample five tequilas and learn from a Borracho expert about the flavor nuances and regions where these tequilas were produced. In addition, enjoy authentic tacos to round out a flavorful journey to south of the border. Limited to 25 people. Reserve online at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 838-8511. Wednesday, June 24; 6:00 – 8:00 pm Borracho Tacos & Tequilaria

ALL NEW!

Bourbon and Cigars

Summer is just around the corner and the River Gorge Patio is open for your enjoyment. After work, head on over to the Club where you’ll enjoy delicious bites and a premium cigar while sipping on a selection of Bourbon; a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn, and produced mainly in the south, namely Tennessee. Whether you have enjoyed Bourbon’s for years or are just curious about this popular category of spirits, this is the perfect event for you. For reservations call 838-8511. Thursday June 11; 7:00 – 10:00 pm; River Gorge Patio $35++ (Includes eight-taste Bourbon flight, Premium Cigar and light bites)

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211 N Division; $25

Event Cancellation policy 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.


Social | events

Save the date for these August Events ALL NEW!

Summer Sunset Party on the Patio

ALL NEW!

Valley Polynesian Party

As the sun sets, cool off with a refreshing cocktail and hors d’ oeurves. This will be a Thursday night you’ll definitely want to mark on your calendar. Call the Front Desk to reserve your spot 838-8511.

Dress in your favorite south seas apparel and enjoy delicious Hawaiian food, limbo, entertainment and dancing. Make your reservation online at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 838-8511.

Thursday, July 9; 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Thursday, August 6; 6:00 – 9:00 pm

River Gorge Patio; $15++; no host bar

Valley Sand Volleyball Court Adults $30++; Ages 6-13 $20++

Lively Libations

Ages 5 and under free

Bust out the blender, because we’re mixing up some frosty summer drinks! Call 838-8511 to reserve your space.

Spokane Club Day at Silverwood & Boulder Beach – Mid-week fun!

Wednesday, July 15; 6:00 – 7:00 pm

The Club has partnered with Silverwood to bring you the best ticket price possible, which includes a delicious lunch and a Pepsi band which allows you to have free Pepsi products throughout the day. Reserve your tickets by calling the Front Desk at 838-8511.

Spread out a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy a warm summer evening with your family. We’ll have grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, chips and watermelon, along with cold beer and margaritas. After the sun goes down, relax, and settle in for a great family film, The Sandlot, a classic for all ages. Make your reservation by calling 838-8511.

Wednesday, August 12; 11:00 am – 10:00

Thursday, July 23; 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Adults $10; Ages 6-13 $5; Ages 5 and under free

pm; Silverwood Theme Park, HWY 95 North Idaho Children 0-3 yrs FREE Children 3 – 7 yrs $25

Gourmet; $12++

Valley Summer BBQ and Movie

inclusive for dinner and movie; no host bar

Complimentary Social Dance Lessons Join our popular Social Dance lessons with dance masters, Glenn and Patty Braunstein.

Adults 8 – 64 yrs $50

Beginning Class: Thursdays; 6:45 pm – Cha Cha; 7:30 pm- Foxtrot; Studio 4

Seniors 65+ yrs $25

Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/person, per session

Scotch & Cigars Under the Stars Friday, August 14; 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Level 2: Tuesdays; 5:30 pm – Rumba; Studio 4; Complimentary for members; Beginning dance class prerequisite, or assessed by Glenn and Patty to determine level of experience

River Gorge Patio; $38++

All New! 20’s/30’s Event

Trezzi Farms Wine Tasting Thursday, August 20; 6:00 – 8:00 pm Trezzi Farms; 17700 N Dunn Rd, Colbert $15

All New!

Monroe Street Pub Crawl

Friday, August 28; 7:00 pm Monroe Street Pubs

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Burgundy’s | news

Liver Lover’s Night

Bloomsday Pre-Race Fun on the Terrace Enjoy Bloomsday, one of the largest road races in the U.S.A., from the comfort of the Club’s Terrace. Cheer on runners with great party favors and indulge in a morning drink special. No reservations accepted. First come, first served!

Delight your taste buds with unique and flavorful dishes made with a variety of livers including duck, calf, and chicken. Reservations highly recommended, call 838-8511 x145. Wednesday, May 20; 5:00 – 9:00 pm à la carte menu

Sunday, May 3; 8:45 – 10:15 am

Father’s Day Brunch in Burgundy’s

Bloomsday Brunch

Bring Dad into Burgundy’s on Father’s Day for a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa.

It’s been a great morning and the racers have all taken off, so stay for a while and enjoy a tasty Bloomsday buffet. No reservations accepted. First come, first served! Sunday, May 3; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Burgundy’s; $13.95

Think Pink

Drink Pink

Come help raise a glass and raise awareness this summer as The Spokane Club is donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the fight against Breast Cancer. The Spokane Club will be donating one dollar for every glass of Rose ordered, and five dollars for every bottle! Sit on the Terrace this summer, enjoy crisp, refreshing Roses from around the world and help fight breast cancer with every glass! Our Certified Sommelier, Alex Van Amburg, will be selecting and offering different pink wines throughout the summer, so be sure to stop by and see what’s new!

Raise awareness, raise funds, raise your glass!

Sunday, June 21; 7:00 am – 2:00 pm à la carte menu

Tex-Mex NIghts A menu featuring grilled meats, salsas, seafood and more. May 14 & 15; 5:00 – 9:00 pm; à la carte

Battle of the BBQ Whether you are a dry rub or sauce dripping BBQ lover, we’re bringing the battle of the BBQ to you! June 18 & 19; 5:00 – 9:00 pm; à la carte

Hawaii Islands Treat your taste buds to fresh seafood from the Aloha state! July 16 & 17; 5:00 – 9:00 pm; à la carte

Carnival Cuisine Enjoy hand-dipped corndogs, cheesesteak sandwiches and elephant ears! August 20 & 21; 5:00 – 9:00 pm; à la carte

From May 1 – August 31

Holiday Hours Burgundy’s closed Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10

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Congratulations to Alex Van Amburg, Sommelier!

By Kate Spencer, Editor

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n early April, Alex Van Amburg became a Certified Sommelier by The Court of Sommeliers. He is now one of four people to hold this certification in Spokane. The certification process began in December with Alex attending training in Seattle on Tasting Method, Service Standards of the Court and Introductory Theory. After passing the December exam on this material, Alex went on to Portland in April for a one-day test divided into three segments: Blind Tasting and Wine Identification, Written Theory and Knowledge and Service Test. Out of a class of 44 people, 52% passed the test. Our wonderful Alex was one of them! It was a dream long in the making and sweet in the realization. “I have tended bar since I was 21 years old” says Alex. “I spent a lot of time learning about spirits, beer and mixology, but precious little time learning about

wine. It always seemed too vast a topic to master, so I settled for simply knowing one or two wines I could recommend at each place I worked.” “Seven years ago, a mentor of mine started sharing her love of wine with me, and opened a door I had been cheerfully holding shut. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. But it wasn’t until I was asked to be the Liaison for the Cellar Dwellers that I felt I really needed to stop teaching myself and seek professional instruction.” The instruction paid off and the benefits will keep on growing, both for Alex, the Club and its members. Many of the Cellar Dwellers and Barron Wine Room members have been supporting Alex in this goal for some time. “There have been a number of members who have seen me take this journey from when I first expressed an interest last November, to when I returned from passing my certification exam this April. They have all been very supportive and excited to have one of their own become a Certified Sommelier.”

A certification of this stature, just as the man who achieved it, elevates the member experience at the Club. Not surprisingly, it gets the creative juices flowing for Alex in all kinds of directions that could translate into some exceptional experiences for members and add to the total experience of membership. “I feel that having someone on the team who can share their knowledge, be it a world class chef, a master yogi or a brilliant plumber, brings up the whole level of experience at the Spokane Club,” says Alex. “With this certification and continuing wine education, I hope to find opportunities to share what I am learning. It runs the gamut from teaching my staff how to describe, serve and share wonderful beverages, to creating Club-wide tasting events with vendors, to fun events with The Cellar Dwellers. There is also an interest in creating a Scotch Club, and who wouldn’t love a chance to try beers from around the world? The possible beverage events are endless, and I am excited for the future.” Cheers to the future and three cheers to Alex! We are all so proud of you.

Become a Barron Room member! With only a few lockers remaining, now is the time to invest and become a part of the Spokane Club’s dynamic history. For a one-time purchase of $750, you can enjoy the privileges of a lifetime membership in our newest addition to our historic building, the Barron Wine Room. Temperature and humidity controlled year round, with access only available to Barron Room Members, this is a perfect place to store treasured wines for those special occasions. To become a member, tour the space, or have questions answered, please contact: Alex Van Amburg at avanamberg@spokaneclub.org. www.spokaneclub.org | May/June 2015 | 13


Staff | profile

A Purposeful, People-Centered Life: Juanita Jiminez, HR Director

its culture of community, family and celebrating each other. Nurturing and expanding the Club’s ability to provide exceptional service through training, Shortly thereafter, she earned her continued training and elevated serProfessional Human Resource certificavice standards are areas for ongoing tion. Juanita is a Society Human Resource development. As we continue to be the Management member and served as exceptional place for exceptional people, President of the Inland Northwest Society we have to invest in our team members of Human Resource Management. She during the onboarding process, amongst serves on the Gonzaga University School industry changes and member needs.” of Business Administration Human While building a dynamic career is Resource Concentration Advisory Board. important to Juanita, the career choice “Juanita embodies the meaning of what itself highlights an equally strong perit takes to be a true Human Resources sonal commitment to living a people-cenprofessional,” says Katy Bruya, Senior tered life. Building deep friendships and Vice President of Human Resources at strong family and extended family ties is Washington Trust Bank. “She has the vital to her. business acumen to help the management “I come from a very small family, so team be successful in its goals, while also the friendships I have developed have understanding the employee side of the expanded into family. I am blessed to be By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief company and how to effectively leverage ‘Auntie Nita’ to my friends’ little ones. It’s a talent and increase performance. She is a description I don’t take for granted. What ome careers are a perfect match for great hire for the Club.” matters most to me in life is that I have personality, passion and intellect. Juanita was drawn to working at the made a positive impact on someone’s life. Juanita Jiminez found that kind of Spokane Club because of its strong sense Time is never guaranteed, so I feel I have synergy in the field of Human Resources. of community and the people—both a responsibility to lift someone up with “It’s a people-centered profession,” says members and staff—who create and each interaction.” the Club’s HR Director. “It doesn’t matter sustain that community. What lifts Juanita up is her family, which aspect of HR you touch, you are “The Spokane Club is an essential friends and hiking with her best little touching lives. I feel honored that I get to part of our city. Its greatest strength is buddy, Toby, her dog. Also at the top of be part of someone’s career. It could be her list are running, traveling, book club the phone call to tell a candidate and volunteering. that they got the job, or helping “Honestly, I love just being with them with their benefits during family and friends. A simple a surgery, or assisting with an smorgasbord dinner where we employee’s performance and seeare all together restores me and ing them turn that around or take always equates to big fun. Also, if it to the next level of excellence.” there is a theme party, I want to Born in Tacoma and raised host or attend. My last favorite in Tri-Cities, Juanita came themed event was a Terror in to Spokane to attend Eastern Toga Murder Mystery party!” Washington University where she Providing positive role modearned her Bachelor of Science els for children and mentoring in Business Administration with Juanita and her Besties: Tammy Cooke (Juanita’s mother), the next generation is another a minor in Communications. Juanita, Mandy Carpenter, Mark Yehl and Amy Anderson component of living a people-

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centered life. One member of that next generation is Jaylen Williams, a student who Juanita met through the Prime Time Mentoring program through District 81. In addition to their program work, Jaylen and Juanita meet for lunch during the week, where mentor and mentee share ideas, do some coloring, play outside and spend time together that is nourishing for both. “Jaylen has taught me the many blessings of a child’s lens amidst the deadlines in my work week. She has given me the opportunity to connect and be her friend. I cannot wait to see where she will go in this life and feel honored that I’m a small part of her journey.” We are proud to have Juanita leading the Club’s HR department and delighted to share the Club’s history and future with her.

Jaylen Williams and Juanita

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Business | CEO’s message

Our Path to Greatness Summer 2015 Update

By Charles Alpers, CEO

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ne of the six Core Priorities of your Club’s Strategic Plan is to Maintain and Enhance the Quality of Member Service. Your senior management team has identified six important steps in this process as our focus for achieving this important goal. The first step is for each department to establish their Standards of Service. In other words, determining the way we do things, no matter who is doing it. Philip Crosby, the author of “Quality Without Tears,” defines quality as “100% compliance to established standards.” 100% compliance is a lofty goal, but a goal worthy of attempting, nonetheless. So, we cannot truly have quality without defining our standards and then documenting them in written form. Secondly, we need to Train our employees on those established standards. Training is an art unto itself, and not every manager is proficient in developing a meaningful and ongoing training program. That is why we are developing a “Train the Trainer” program for the Spokane Club. In early June, our Human Resources Director, Juanita Jiminez, will be attending a three-day course on how to implement our Club-wide Train the Trainer program. In a nutshell, this 16 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

program will identify those managers and line employees who possess the skills to become Club trainers. Those trainers will then be taught how to develop and implement a training program within their department. Then, managers must hold their staff members Accountable for consistently meeting those established standards. After all, it does us no good to establish and train specific standards and then not ensure they are consistently being followed. Another important ingredient of a first-class environment is an unwavering Attention to Detail. We must create a culture where each and every employee is focused on ensuring thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing their tasks. In other words, eliminating re-work by getting it right the first time. Another essential ingredient in a culture of outstanding service is Effective Communication. We need to continue to

communicate with each other to ensure our entire staff is operating with consistent and accurate information. And, our managers need to clearly define our staff ’s level of authority - what they can and cannot do without obtaining prior approval. And that leads me to the sixth step, Empowerment. How often in your daily lives do you encounter a problem in a business that could easily be corrected by the staff member, if the staff member was empowered to handle that problem? We have to create an environment that empowers staff to go to their supervisor and communicate items that need attention, or to correct the problem themselves. And, we need to foster an environment where our staff look for opportunities to “wow” our members. A classic example of empowerment in action was conveyed to me by a member last year. They said that they arrived to stay in our hotel after our kitchen had closed. They were hungry and wanted something to eat. The Front Desk attendant contacted a bar server who was still on duty to find out what they could provide for the hungry member. All that was available at that late hour was popcorn. So, the front desk attendant brought a large bowl of popcorn to the member’s room. Problem solved. But, it gets even better. About a month later the front desk attendant noticed that same member was booked that night for another late arrival. She proceeded to “wow” the member by arranging to have a large bowl of popcorn placed in his room for his arrival. No calls were made to her manager to get approval for doing something out of the ordinary. Ryan Lloyd, our Hospitality Director, then took it a step further and has arranged to have a nice container of non-perishable snacks available at the Front Desk for late arrivals. So, a problem was solved on the member’s first visit,


Spokane Club Board Members their experience was enhanced on the second visit, and a program was developed and implemented to better serve all future late arrivals. That is an example of empowerment at its very best. Another important category in our strategic plan is to Allocate Capital Responsibly. As we are all well aware, the Spokane Club is housed in aging buildings that require a tremendous amount of ongoing upkeep. Additionally, it is important to look for opportunities to upgrade and update our existing facilities to remain current and relevant. Last year’s lobby renovation and the Athletics impact project are examples of the types of projects. In the plan for Fiscally Responsible Capital Allocation we have identified potential future impact projects that will enhance your club experience and serve to attract new members. The Strategic Plan states that “the Board of Trustees will solicit input from Members, various committees, and Management to help prioritize and select future Capital Impact Projects”. Speaking of enhanced member service, it is my pleasure to congratulate our Restaurant Manager, Alex Van Amburg, on achieving the designation of Sommelier in early April. To read more about Alex’s achievement, please go to page 13 of your Signals. I look forward to seeing you at your Club.

Rick Repp Chairman

RAR@witherspoonkelley.com

Nancy Vorhees Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Latisha Hill Secretary

Taudd Hume Past Chair

Vorheen@inhs.org

thume@pblaw.biz

Pam Lund Treasurer

Chris Bell Trustee

latisha.hill@avistacorp.com

plund@gsewni.org

cbell@naiblack.com

Corky Mason Trustee

Stephanie Bregher Trustee

Steve Larsen Trustee

cj.mason@comcast.net

Kim Cronen Trustee

kbrockbank@comcast.net

bregher@pacbell.net

slarsen@mo-invest.com

Anne Marie Axworthy Trustee

annemarie.axworthy@gmail.com

Trish McFarland Trustee

trishmcfarland46@gmail.com

Eva Roberts Trustee

roberts@cet.com

Pat DeVries Trustee

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Business | new members

Welcome to our New and Returning Members! Neil Christopher R Apeles, Director of Surgery, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center; Sponsored by Kathy Kramer Marc Axton*, Hospital Sales, Cardinal Health, and Krystn Axton; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo Daniel Bigler, Lecturer, EWU; Sponsored by Nathan Taylor and Gary Kaneshige Mark Christie*, Claims Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Catherine Christie, Teachers Assistant, Central Valley School District; Sponsored by Corky Mason Andrew Coleman, ER Tech, Holy Family Hospital; Sponsored by Steven Coleman and Paul Anastasi Patricia Coon; Sponsored by Juanita Johnson Terry W Coplin, CEO, Agate Resources, and Beverly J Coplin; Sponsored by Hal Ebel

Steve Devaney JP Dowling*, Sales Manager, TRC Tire, and Allison Dowling; Sponsored by James Welsh Andrew Dresback, Sales Associate, Jewelry Design Center, and Bree Dresback, Lead of International sales, Etailz; Sponsored by Mark Dresback and Keith Mires Guy Farmer, Pilot, Dept of Homeland Security, and Melissa Coombes, Patent Lawyer, Lee & Hayes; Sponsored by Matt Brown and Christopher Lynch Michele Finley, Personal Stylist, Nordstrom, and Mark Finley, Financial Analyst; Sponsored by Pam Lund Paul D French, Estimator, Max Kuney Co, and Tamitha Shockey, Director of Communications, Hospice of Spokane; Sponsored by Daniel Kuney and Valerie Whitman

Alyson Gamache, Social Worker, DSHS, and Robert Hervatine, Attorney, Stenzel Law Office; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo Ed Gibbs, Owner, CoeurTek, and Lisa Sovenski; Sponsored by Patrick DeVries Robert Glazier*, Ophthalmologist, Rockwood Clinic, and Katrina Glazier; Sponsored by Lisa Thome and Michael Thome Mark Gunderson*, Owner, Delivery Boy, and Katie Gunderson, Owner; Delivery Boy; Sponsored by Corky Mason Jason Hainsworth*, Owner, Hainsworth Company, and Andrea Hainsworth; Sponsored by Brian Smith Michael T Harves; Sponsored by Tobby Hatley and Shelley McDowell Timothy Herrington*, NUC Med Technologist, Providence Sacred Heart, and Jacquelyn Herrington; Sponsored by Josh Stirpe and Randy Gehlen Ethan Higa, Bartender, The Wave; Sponsored by Arman Mohsenian Deric Inkster, Inspector, Ecosure; Sponsored by Dexter Green Brian Jacobson, President, JT Tech Inc; Sponsored by Andrew Rathbun

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

Elizabeth Kelley, Attorney; Sponsored by Joseph Wessman and Kevin Curtis Aaron Kirkpatrick*, Owner, American Riviera, and Tjudle Kirkpatrick; Sponsored by Elizabeth Barnett Edward Knott* and Carolyn Knott Sean Lumsden*, Pastor, Living Hope Foursquare, and Lynne Lumsden, Sign Language Interpreter Megan Mann, Physical Therapist, Veteran’s Administration, and Troy Peery, Owner, Cavalier Automation Group; Sponsored by Corky Mason Stephen Marley, Laborer, Tom Repair; Sponsored by Thomas Stastny Rob Martinson*, President, Limelyte Technology Group Inc, and Nomi * denotes families with minor children

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Martinson, Limelyte Technology Group Inc; Sponsored by Robin DeRuwe and David Gencarella

Cindy Sawyer*, Teacher, Spokane Public School; Sponsored by Renee Rolando and Leslie Smythe

Melissa Mason, Applications System Engineer, Umpqua Bank, and Bob Mason, District Sales Manager, Miller Coors Brewing Co; Sponsored by Leanne Mason and Tom Sutherland

Norm Scott and Cheryl Scott; Sponsored by Corky Mason

Daniel Mergen*, Owner, Daniel J Mergen, DDS, and Sara Mergen; Sponsored by Kristen Welsh Daniel Morehead; Sponsored by Corky Mason Rebecca Mullin, Major Acct Manager, Office Depot, and Chris Mullin, Executive Director, Lakeside Recovery Center; Sponsored by Chrissy Schmidt Jeff O’Neill*, Executive VP, Moloney O’Neill, and Gina O’Neill, Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Astra Zeneca; Sponsored by Dan Klaue and David Klaue Traci Palelek*, Regional Sales Rep., Navigator Group; Sponsored by Rahul Sharma Michele Redmond* and Mike Redmond, Manager, Miami Marlins; Sponsored by Mark Schultz and William Symmes Kyle Rekofke, Law Clerk, U.S. District Court; Sponsored by Tana Rekofke and Jamie Lee Marie Rizzuto*, Clinical Review Supervisor, Delta Dental of WA; Sponsored by Molly Shine and Michael Love Chloe Rowand, Brand Activation Manager, King Beverage; Sponsored by David Rowand

IN MEMORIAM Jimmie Coulson Member since January 1973 John Thompson Member since June 2005 Dean Daniels Member since December 1997 Wendell Reugh Member since February 1977

Clubs Within the Club Book Club

Joanne Shufelt, VP Sales, Clearwater Paper, and Kevin Clevenger, Owner, Peachtree Partner of Atlanta; Sponsored by Corky Mason

Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Kay Lester, 838-2862 May: Book Selection June: The President’s Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

Brian Side, Financial Advisor, Baird; Sponsored by Richard Schroeder

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

Taylor Smyly, RN, Providence Sacred Heart; Sponsored by Lorrie Smyly and Nancy Vorhees Carlos Solis, Market Analytic Specialist, Ecova, and Molly Knox; Sponsored by Gina Warmbold and April Denike Gregory Spatz, Professor, EWU, and Caridwen Irvine-Spatz K. Collins Sprague, Government Relations Director, Avista; Sponsored by Latisha Hill and Shelly O’Quinn Meghann Steinolfson, Sr. Human Resources Advisor, City of Spokane; Sponsored by Marta Tosic Stu Stejer; Sponsored by Shelley McDowell and Kathleen Proud Karen Szakonyi, Sr. Technical Consultant, Delta Dental of Washington, and Steve Szakonyi Mark Theriault, MD of Construction, Paynewest Insurance, and Katy Theriault; Sponsored by Kelly Greenwood and Kim Cronen Bruce Wachtler; Andy Wagley; Sponsored by Lars Lundberg Melvin Watson*, GM, BMW Spokane, and Heather Watson, Owner, Next Level Social Media Kathleen Webb*, Treasurer, Coast to Coast Turf, and Steve Webb, Owner, Coast to Coast Turf; Sponsored by Julie Humphrey Craig Weipert*, GM, NW Farmer Stockman, and Camille Weipert, Surgery Scheduler, Rockwood Clinic

Celebrate wine, friendship and adventure with this dynamic group. Contact: Alex at 459-4234

Children of the Sun Investment Club

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

Wednesday Bridge Luncheon

Third Wednesdays at 11:30 am Reserve by the Friday before Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377 March 1st place; Verona Southern 2nd place; Nadine Rayburn April 1st place: Marge Folsom 2nd place: Mary Secrest

Partners Evening Bridge

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Reserve by the Friday before. Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377 March 1st place; non-member guests 2nd place; Paul & Nadine Rayburn April 1st place: Paul & Nadine Rayburn 2nd place: Marge Folsom & guest

Singles Club

Second and Fourth Fridays at 6:00 pm Contact: Steven True, 991-8820

Social Dancers

Contact: Andy DeMott at ademott@ comcast.net www.spokaneclub.org | May/June 2015 | 19


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investment services

For more information, please call Carol McQuaid at 459-4242 or email her at CMcQuaid@spokaneclub.org

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SportS therapy

Dr. Mike Bohrnsen dc, dacbsp Sports Chiropractic Physician

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Looking for a fellow member to do business with? Share your expertise, products and services with your peers at the Club with a Members to Know ad.

Contact Kate Spencer at kspencer@spokaneclub.org for details!


gym schedule monday open GYM

tuesday

wednesday

open GYM

7:00 - 9:00AM

7:00 - 11:00AM

open GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

11:30 - 4:00PM

Pickleball

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

open GYM

7:00 - 11:00AM

7:00 - 9:00AM

ADULT BASKETBALL

open GYM

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

10:30 - 4:00pM

friday open GYM

7:00 - 9:00AM

ADULT BASKETBALL

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

saturday open GYM

7:00 - 9:00AM

ELITE BASKETBALL

9:00 - 11:00AM (RESERVED)

DOWNTOWN

4:00 - 5:50PM

2:00 - 5:30PM

Open Gym

BASKETBALL program training

7:00 - 9:00PM

thursday open GYM

open GYM

5:30 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

open GYM

Pickleball

4:00 - 5:50PM

2:00 - 5:30Pm

Women’s Basketball

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

open GYM

2:00 - 9:00PM

open GYM

11:00AM - 7:00PM

sunday open GYM

7:00am - 12:00pM

Pickleball

12:00 - 2:00PM

open GYM

2:00 - 7:00PM

5:30 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

7:00 - 8:00PM

open GYM

8:00 - 9:00PM

open GYM

5:30am - 10:00pm

open GYM

5:30 - 9:00am

open GYM

10:30am - 10:00pm

open GYM

VALLEY open GYM

5:30am - 5:00pm

open GYM

5:30am - 8:00am

open GYM

5:30am - 10:00pm

open GYM

7:00pm - 10:00pm

9:00am - 10:00pm

open GYM

7:00 - 8:45am

open GYM

7:00am - 7:00pm

open GYM

10:00am - 7:00pm

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.

AQUATIC SCHEDULE monday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

downtown

7:30 - 8:30am

Open/lessons**

9:00 - 11:00am

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 3:30pm

open/lessons/team* 3:30 - 5:00pm

LEsson/Team*

5:00 - 6:30pm

open SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00pm

tuesday lap swim

wednesday lap swim

thursday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

friday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness boot camp**

7:30 - 8:30am

Open/lessons**

9:00 - 11:00am

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 3:30pm

1:00 - 5:30pm

1:00 - 5:00pm

open/lessons/team* 3:30 - 5:00pm

Team***

5:30 - 6:30pm

lap swim

LEsson/Team*

lap swim

7:30 - 8:30am

9:00 - 11:00am

11:00am - 1:00pm 1:00 - 3:30pm

open/lessons/team* 3:30 - 5:00pm

Aqua Fitness** Open/lessons** circlE swim

open swim**

LEsson/Team*

5:00 - 6:30pm

open SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00pm

5:00 - 6:30pm

open SWIM**

Aqua Fitness**

7:30 - 8:30am

Open/lessons**

9:00 - 11:00am

circlE swim

11:00am - 1:00pm

Open/lessons**

5:00 - 6:30pm

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30 - 8:30am

adult swim Aqua Fitness

7:30 - 8:30am

adult swim

5:30 - 7:30am

Adult swim

7:30am - 3:00pm; 18+

valley

adult swim

adult swim

5:30 - 7:30am

aqua fitness

7:30 - 8:30am

Adult swim

7:30am - 3:00pm; 18+

adult swim

circlE swim

open swim**

open SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00pm

adult swim

5:30 - 7:30am

aqua fitness

7:30 - 8:30am

adult swim

8:30 - 9:00am

aqua fitness

aqua fitness

aqua fitness

Adult swim

10:00am - 3:00pm; 18+

open swim

3:00 - 6:00pm

aqua fitness*

6:00 - 7:00pm

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

open swim

3:00 - 4:00pm

lesson/open

4:00 - 6:00pm

open SWIM

6:00 - 7:00pm

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

Adult swim

10:00 - 3:00pm; 18+

open swim

3:00 - 6:00pm

aqua fitness*

6:00 - 7:00pm; May only

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

9:00 - 10:00am

open swim

3:00 - 4:00pm

lesson/open

4:00 - 6:00pm

Adult swim

Adult swim

7:00 - 10:00am; 18+

aqua fitness

9:00 - 10:00am

open swim

10:00am - 4:00pm

open swim

10:00am - 4:00pm

open swim

3:00 - 7:00pm

adult swim

open SWIM Adult swim

Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00am; 18+

10:00 - 3:00pm; 18+

4:00 - 7:00pm; 18+

6:00 - 7:00pm

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

* = one lap lane available ** = two lap lanes available

8:30 - 9:00am

9:00 - 10:00am

Swim Meet dates May 22

5:00 - 6:30pm

8:30 - 9:00am

9:00 - 10:00am

open swim**

noon - 6:00pm

11:00am - 1:00pm

open SWIM**

adult swim

open swim**

9:00am - 6:00pm

lap swim

7:00am - noon

open swim**

6:30 - 8:00pm

5:30 - 7:30am

lap swim

7:00 - 9:00am

sunday

9:00 - 11:00am

6:30 - 8:00pm

5:30 - 7:30am

saturday

Adult swim

4:00 - 7:00pm; 18+

Adult Swim

7:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

Summer Pool Schedule starts June 22– See page 34 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 • 509.459.4571 • 1002 w riverside • Schedule subject to change based on member needs Athletic Club Hours • Monday thru Friday, 5:00am - 9:00pm; Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm Conditioning Room • Open all hours of the Club; (Adults only, 11:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm); Workout at your own risk. monday 6:00am

Elite Fitness

6:00AM; lana G

tuesday Body pump™

6:00am; david G

wednesday Elite Fitness

6:00am; ryne G

thursday bodyPump™

6:00am; melissa G

NEW gentle Yoga 6:00am; sarah S4

CYCLE

6:00AM; jacque C

7:30am

Aqua fitness

7:30am; whitney P

CYCLE

6:00am; melissa C

Aqua fitness

7:30am; staff P

CYCLE

6:00am; vicki C

Aqua fitness

7:30am; whitney P

friday

saturday

sunday

Elite Fitness

6:00am; leanne G NEW gentle yoga 6:00am; sarah S4

CYCLE

6:00am; serina C

Aqua fitness

7:30am; staff P

CYCLE

6:00am; vicki C

Fitness classes last 50 minutes unless noted otherwise

Aqua fitness

7:30am; jamie P

TRX™

7:30am; jacque SB

gentle yoga

8:00am 8:30am

8:00am; cyndi S4

core/power yoga

8:30AM; jacque/sarah S4

Flow yoga

8:30 - 9:15am; rachel S4

Barre Fusion

8:30am; natalie S4

CYCLE (May only) 8:00am; jacque C

Flow yoga

8:30am; ryne SB

8:30 - 9:15am; rachel S4

cycle Starting JUne 8:30am; jacque C

9:00am

TRX is 45 mintues

piyo sculpt

9:00am; Natalie/ jill S4

CYCLE

(May only) 9:00am; jacque C

9:30am

Most Cycle classes run 45 minutes

TRX™

ZUMBA

9:30AM; evy G

senior fitness

9:30AM; oksana S4

NEW TRX 9:30am; donna/ryne SB

piyo sculpt

zumba™

9:30am; molly C NEW RIPPED 9:30am; david G

9:30am; serina G

9:30am; rachel S4

CYCLE

senior fitness

tbc

9:30am; Serina C

9:30am; cyndi S4

9:30am; jill SB

barre fusion

intermediate

CYCLE

piyo sculpt

9:30am; rachel S4

easy - moderate

advanced

barre fusion

9:30 - 10:45am; michele SB

9:30 -10:45am; Michele SB

senior fitness

9:30am; cyndi S4

yoga

10:00am

10:00am; natalie/ sara S4

Flow yoga

Barre fusion 10:30am 10:30aM; larkin S4

barre Fusion

10:30am; natalie S4

10:30am; larkin S4

yoga

10:30AM; rachel SB

Core fusion

10:30am; evy G

11:15am-1:15pm S4

11:00am; Larkin S4

Core fusion

Core fusion 11:30am 11:30am; donna/jill S4 YOGA

12:15pm

Dance Practice

Pilates

11:00am

12:15PM; linda S4

Core fusion

11:30am; oksana S4

TRX™

12:15pm; ryne SB

yoga

12:15pm; natalie S4

11:30am; oksana S4

TRX™

12:15pm; ryne SB

yoga

12:15pm; tom S4

CYCLE

12:15pm; oksana C

Dance Practice

2:00pm

2:00-6:00pm SB

Flow yoga

4:00pm

4:00pm; cyndi/ christine S4

5:30pm

tbc

tbc

4:30pm

4:30pm; leanne S4

4:30pm; leanne S4

Body pump™

5:30pm; melissa S4

Level 2 Dance Lessons

5:30-6:30pm - rumba S4

Body pump™

5:30pm; molly S4

Beginning yoga

5:30pm; tom S4

CYCLE

Flow yoga

5:30pm; jill C

5:30pm; christine SB

CYCLE

5:30pm; jill C

6:00pm 6:45pm

X FIT Bootcamp

G – Gym S4 – Studio 4 C – Cycling Room SB – Studio B

X FIT Bootcamp

6:00 - 6:45pm; ryne G

Location Key

6:00 - 6:45pm; luis G

Dance Practice

6:45-8:15pm S4

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Dance Class

6:45pm - cha cha 7:30pm - foxtrot S4

P – Pool


VALLEY fitness classes • 509.535.3554 • 5900 E Fourth Ave • Schedule subject to change based on member needs Athletic Club Hours • Monday thru Friday, 5:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm Conditioning Room • Open all hours of the Club; Workout at your own risk monday 6:00am 7:30am

tuesday

thursday

cycle Starting JUne 8:30am; molly C Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

intermediate advanced

Insanity

8:00am; lana G

Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

9:00am; parney P

9:00am; parney P

Aqua fitness

9:00am; claire P

Insanity/Body pump™

9:00am; molly G

cycle

9:15am

9:15am; jill C

lift

9:15am; molly G

CYCLE (May only) 9:15am; jill C

CYCLE (May only) 9:15am; molly C 9:15am; jill S

9:30am

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga

9:30am; cyndi S

9:30am; cyndi S

barre fusion

9:30am; natalie S

yoga

10:30am

Group Fitness Policy Any Group Fitness class that does not maintain a minimum of 4 or more for 4 consecutive weeks will be removed from the schedule for further review.

barre fusion

NEW Flow Yoga 9:30am; cyndi S

sunday easy - moderate

7:30am; Parney P

7:30am; parney P

9:00am; parney P

saturday

6:00Am; lanA C

Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

7:30am; parney P

friday

cycle

6:00Am; SARA C

8:30am 9:00am

wednesday

cycle

10:30am; natalie S

12:00pm 12:15pm 4:00pm

cycle

4:45pm; oksana C

4:45pm; oksana C

barre fusion

TBC

5:15pm; sallyS

5:15pm; molly S

5:30pm

6:00pm

4:00PM; Pauline S

cycle

4:45pm 5:15pm

ZUMBA

ZUMBA

4:00PM; Pauline S

Location Key

Core/yoga

Core/yoga

5:30-6:30pm; sara S

5:30-6:30pm; sara S

G – Gym

Aqua fitness

Aqua fitness

C – Cycling Room

6:00pm; claire P (May only)

6:00pm; claire P

S – Studio P – Pool

TENNIS ladies’ league

9:00am

4.0+ 9:00am - 10:30am

mega cardio

$13/class/person 9:00 - 10:15am

Pee-wees 4-7 year olds

10:15am

$11/class/person 10:15 - 11:00am

12:00pm

Men’s Doubles

cardio Tennis

league 4.5+ 12:00 - 1:30pm

$12/class/person 12:00pm

3:00pm

4:30pm

6:00pm

8-14 year-old Clinic

8-14 year-old Clinic

$18/class/person 4:30 - 6:00pm

$18/class/person 4:30 - 6:00pm

ladies’ league

3.0-4.0 6:00 - 9:00pm

Men’s league

2.5-4.5 6:00 - 9:00pm

Weekly Friday Night Mixed

$4/player 6:00-730PM

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Bloomsday Brunch May 3; 10:00am-2:00pm Volleyball Clinics Begin May 6; 5:30pm Spring Tea May 7; 2:00pm Pizza and Potting May 9; 12:00pm Mother’s Day Buffet May 10; 10:00am-2:00pm Family Dinner & Movie: Paddington May 16; 5:00pm Yoga for Balance May 18; 6:45-8:15pm Liver Lover’s Night May 20; 5:00-9:00pm Spring Tennis League Luncheon May 21; 9:00am

Memorial Day Weekend Sat, Sun & Mon May 23, 24 & 25 Athletics Open 7am-3pm

Valley Catalina Mixer May 30; 4:00pm

Junior Triathlon June 6; Check in starts at 8:30am Bourbon and Cigars June 11; 7:00pm School’s Out Party June 12; 5:30pm Summer Kids Camps Begin June 15; Various Times Cupcakes and Crowns June 17; 2:00pm Father’s Day Brunch June 21; 7:00am-2:00pm Summer Tennis Camps Begin June 22; Various Times Tequila Tasting at Borracho June 24; 6:00-8:00pm Annual Meeting June 30; 5:30pm

Summer Sunset Party on the Patio July 9; 6:00-10:00pm Lively Libations July 15; 6:00pm Valley Summer BBQ and Movie July 23; 6:00-9:00pm

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Independence Day Weekend Sat & Sun July 4 & 5 Athletics Open 7am-3pm


Fitness | news

Exercise

& Your Brain By Christine Cronin, PT

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hat if I told you there was a way to improve feelings of depression, improve the function of your memory, improve your attention, focus and mental acuity, decrease anxiety, regulate your mood, and that the biggest side effect of this treatment was becoming more toned and confident about yourself? The benefits of exercise are well known. We often talk about improved body composition, weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, and an overall sense of well-being. Until recently, after reading a book called Spark by Doctor John Ratey, even I had no idea the benefits of exercise and the brain. Ratey would argue that the most important effect exercise has is on the brain, and that the rest of the improvements are all but secondary to the incredible way exercise improves the mind. Ratey’s book synthesizes the research over the last 10 years that specifically look at the effects of exercise on the brain. The findings are literally mind blowing. Specifically Ratey’s focus is on cardiovascular exercise. Elevating the heart rate sends us into our fight or flight response.

Our fight or flight response is our primitive response to survive; run or fight, hunt or be hunted. When we go into fight or flight, a lot is happening in our body, and now we know a lot is happening in our mind. Exercise increases a substance in the brain called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is like the Miracle-Gro for our minds, building and maintaining the circuitry for which all communication passes and is important in learning. Interestingly, studies are showing a strong link between exercise and protecting against the development of dementia. In a 5 year study of 4,615 elderly men and women, women over 65 who reported higher levels of activity were 50 percent less likely to suffer any form of dementia. We know as we age the body changes, and these changes occur in the brain as well. Exercise has the ability to help create new cells, increase blood flow, and improve our brain function even as we age. Exercise can help ward off depression, which is critical in older adults because depression is a risk factor for developing dementia. Similar to developing stronger

muscles, our body needs to be stressed. Too much stress will result in injury, but inadequate stress results in muscle atrophy. If the mind is not stressed with exercise and learning opportunities, it will atrophy as well, but exercise can build it back up. New MRI capability is showing larger brains and areas of new growth in people who perform aerobic exercise versus their sedentary counterpart. Doctor Ratey recommends: 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise four days a week at 60-65% your maximum heart rate for older adults. For younger individuals you may need to increase your intensity to the 75-90% maximum heart rate zone for optimal results. He also says we should be exercising daily. Our bodies were meant for it, and when we don’t use our bodies the way they were made, they start breaking down and wasting away. Remember, something is always better than nothing, and starting small is always safer. To determine your theoretical maximum heart rate simply take 220 minus your age and from there you can calculate your specific training zones. Heart rate monitors can be very helpful and motivating in this process. The best mode of exercise is always the one you will be consistent with (most of the studies used walking). This could be walking at a brisk pace, walk/jogging, biking, swimming, rowing or circuit training. When performing aerobic exercise, always get cleared by your physician first. If you haven’t met your weight goal yet this year, don’t fret. Focus on how each time you commit to the gym you are developing a stronger, bigger, smarter and more efficient mind. If you’re still not convinced, read Spark and you will be inspired!

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Fitness | news

Massage Therapy at the Club The Spokane Club welcomes Gabriel Arenas, LMP, our new massage therapist. A graduate of the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Seattle, Gabriel is proficient in many modalities including: • Myofascial Release • Swedish • Sports • Trigger Point Therapy Gabriel has worked with a wide variety of clients, including those suffering from fibromyalgia and PTSD. His commitment to creating an intentionally safe and nurturing environment for the client is a key factor in his success as a massage therapist. His office hours are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 7 pm Saturday 2 – 7 pm To book an appointment, please email Gabriel at garenas@spokaneclub.org or call his mobile, 206.713.2351. On Bloomsday Gabriel will be giving 10 minute chair massages from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm for $7.

Athletics Holiday Hours Memorial Weekend, May 23-25 Sat, Sun & Mon 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

No Group Fitness classes

Independence Weekend, July 4-5 Sat & Sun 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

No Group Fitness classes

Bench Press Competition Get ready to show off your bench press prowess in the annual Spokane Club Bench Press competition. The competition starts May 4th and ends on the 15th. It has been modified a little bit this year to even the playing field and trophy’s will be given to the winners of each division. Weigh in and lift must be witnessed by a conditioning room staff member. Complete details and rules are posted in the conditioning rooms at each location.

Yoga For Balance

Group Fitness Seasonal Changes

Yoga can help you gain the focus, strength and flexibility you need for better stability. Join Cyndi Slizza to practice exercises that can help improve your balance. Sign up at Sports Desk Downtown or contact Cyndi at cslizza@spokaneclub.org

DT: Mon/Wed 4:30pm cycle cancelled, Friday 12:15 cycle cancelled. In June Saturday Cycle with Jacque at 8:30am DT Classes cancelled due to low attendance Monday 5:30pm Barre Fusion, Tuesday 6:00am Tai Chi Valley Classes Cancelled due to low attendance: Monday / Wednesday Yoga 12:15pm. Valley: In June Wednesday Cycle with Molly will start at 8:30am Valley: In June Wednesday 6:00pm Aqua Fitness will be ending due to Summer Splash.

Monday, May 18; 6:45 – 8:15 pm; Studio 4 Downtown; $10 Members/$20 Non-members

Yoga for Super Beginners with Cyndi Slizza Come to this special workshop to understand the basics of yoga – what to expect in a class, how to do the poses and find out why yoga might help you improve your strength and flexibility. Sign up at Sport Shop Downtown. Monday, June 8; 7:00 – 8:00 pm; Downtown; Studio 4; $10

Strength Training with Equipment 101 If you’re confused on how to use the new equipment or just want to learn more about how to set the equipment up to best fit you ,then sign up for a FREE one-hour workshop with our resident strength equipment expert and personal trainer, Tim Arndt. The workshops will take place the week of May 11th. The schedule for days and times is located at the Downtown Sport Shop desk. Space is limited to 5 people per workshop so reserve your spot right away.

Spring Pro Shop Sale will continue. Get 35% off all apparel! 26 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

New Class (Downtown) “RIPPED” w/ David Friday 9:30am (gym) Ripped is a workout utilizing resistance and cardio training. New Class (Valley) Monday 9:30 am Yoga Flow w/ Cyndi


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This year’s challenge will be short and sweet and just in time for you to get in your best shape for summer. Each trainer will lead a team of at least 5 competitors and coach them to lose as much weight as possible. The team that loses the largest percentage of weight will receive a $250 grand prize! Individual prizes will also be awarded for the top male and female for weight loss and exercise activity. The cost for the challenge is just $60 but you get over $100 in value! • 1 personal training session • A packet that includes a detailed 4-week workout and meal plan specifically for fat loss

• Unlimited email support from your team coach • Free admission to seminar • High quality water bottle Contest starts on May 18th and ends June 12th. The Challenge kicks off with a launch party on May 14th where you will receive your packet, meet with your team and learn all about how the challenge works. The finale will take place on June 15th where the winners will be announced and over $500 of prizes will be raffled off. Sign up at the Downtown Sport Shop desk or call 459-4571. Thursday, May 14 Challenge Launch Party; $60 per person

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Fitness | court sports

New this Year!

Valley Volleyball Clinics

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Looking to improve your time or to simply get more familiar with a triathlon format? This year you can train for the Junior Triathlon starting a full month before race day. Junior Tri Training Sessions will be held at the Club and led by former professional triathlete, Kalen Darling. Kalen, a former NCAA Div. III All-American at Whitworth before spending four years on the pro circuit, will lead juniors (ages 7-15) on these 90-minute sessions focused on improving conditioning, swimming tactics, transitioning, and previewing the race-day course. Sign up for one, two or all three and improve your performance today! For additional information contact Trevor Buckley at 459-4571 x501 or tbuckley@spokaneclub.org. Saturdays, May 2, 16 & 23; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm; Downtown; $15/session, or $40 for all three

31st Annual Junior Triathlon As the weather gets warmer and the skies get clearer, it’s time to start thinking about the 31st annual Junior Triathlon. Juniors will race against the clock through a modified course consisting of a 300 yard swim (10 & under) or 400 yard swim (11-15), 2-mile bike and a .8 mile run. Rather do it with a friend? Sign up as a team! Check-in at 8:30am with the first swim heat beginning at approximately 9:00am. All participants will earn a post-race breakfast buffet at the Club ($6 for each additional family member or friend, reservations required at sign-up) and a t-shirt, with special prizes from various local companies going to 1st and 2nd place winners of both the individual and team categories. Entry fees are $25 for individuals and $45 for teams. For non-member entrants additional fees apply. Entry deadline is Monday, June 1st; entries after this date may not receive a t-shirt due to availability. Don’t wait until the last minute to get in shape; mark it on your calendar and start training today! Pickup your registration forms at either Sport Shop. For additional information contact Trevor Buckley at 459-4571 x501 or tbuckley@spokaneclub.org. Saturday, June 6; Check-in begins at 8:30 am 28 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

Work on your volleyball skills every Wednesday during the month of May in the Valley Gym. For additional information contact Trevor Buckley at 459-4571 x501 or tbuckley@spokaneclub.org. Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27 Session 1 (4th-6th grade): 5:30 – 7:00 pm Session 2 (7th-8th grade): 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Youth Sand Volleyball Clinics The Club will be hosting Youth Sand Volleyball clinics at the Valley Club’s outdoor sand court during the month of June. For additional information including dates and times contact Trevor Buckley at 459-4571 x501 or tbuckley @spokaneclub.org.

2015 Handball Club Singles Results Open: Jay Balkenbush (1st), Danny Murphy (2nd); A: Jason Piskel (1st), Clancy Welsh (2nd); B: Lara Schoener (1st), Rich Campbell (2nd); C: Ben Folger (1st), Nate Steilen (2nd); 40+: Danny Murphy (1st), Joe Hogan (2nd); 50+: Jack Cosby (1st), Pat O’Rourke (2nd); 60+: Jack Cosby (1st), Mike Robles (2nd)

Winter Basketball League Champs L to R: Cory Violette, Jim Rivard, Sean Raabe, Ben Folger, Eric Beal Not Pictured: Garrett Strocsher, Kevin Kunz, Ryan Heacock


Fitness | tennis

Valentine’s Day Tennis Mixer Recap The evening kicked off with an hourand-a-half of couple’s mixed doubles. Players ended the night with a hilarious round of The Dating Game. Word around the campfire, Sean turned more than “50 shades of red” as players opted for less than standard answers to his Dating Game questions! The end result: love birds, John and Kristen Bumgarner, took home a gift certificate for two for Saturday morning Mega-Cardio Tennis.

Spring League Luncheon

6 Spokane Club USTA 18 and Over Teams on to Sectionals!

With winter in our rearview mirror and spring in full throw, day league tennis winds down and there is no better way to make that transition than to participate in the annual League Luncheon Round-Robin Thursday, May 21. Good weather permitting, we will use indoor and outdoor courts from 9:00-11:00 am as players rotate in and out of play, maximizing the social component of tennis at the Club. Play will be immediately followed by a nice luncheon with a chance to improve our leagues through discussion/ feedback from our players. Cost is $18 including tennis and lunch! Look for posters and sign-ups at the Valley desk in mid-May. Thursday, May 21; 9:00 am; $18

Outstanding Spring League Players

Kyle Williams brought the heat with a 107MPH serve following Men’s Night League play!

Patti Marvel celebrates her Top-Gun serve of 77MPH after Tuesday PM League!

Spokane Club teams dominated seven of the nine divisions in the Eastern Washington region this year with six of these teams advancing on to the PNW Sectional championships in Spokane August 7-9. Six of the seven teams went undefeated compiling an over-all 31-1 dual match record. The Spokane Club Men’s 5.0+ team (4-0), captained by Kirk Vradenburg, set the winning pace by sweeping Central Washington competition in Tri-Cities over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Captain Nelou Fennessey, SC4.5 Women, also saw her team go 4-0 in local competition to secure their spot. Brian Smith, SC4.5 Men (4-0), Joe Hamilton, SC4.0 (5.0), and Hiedi Rudy, SC3.5 Women (6-0), also completed dominating seasons while never dropping a dual match. Although they put up a great fight, local play-offs put an end to Hamilton’s M4.0 team dreams of sectional play-offs. Sending six teams to sectionals still says volumes about the level of play at the Club and I’m sure all our teams will be there August 7-9 to support the local teams in their efforts to compete at nationals. Eighteen more Spokane Teams are vying for sectional birth in 40-and-Over competition April 2-May 30. www.spokaneclub.org | May/June 2015 | 29


Fitness | tennis

Summer Tennis Camps

2015 Whether looking to kick your tennis game up a notch or just trying to get you or your kids out of the house for the summer, our Spokane Club Summer Tennis Camps offer the perfect solution! With our low instructor-to-student ratio and top notch staff of highly-experienced, USPTA certified, professionals, Club Tennis Camps truly can answer every tennis need you have this summer. Accommodating even the most demanding summer schedules, this year we offer four (4) two-week, Monday-Thursday, sessions. Need more flexibility? Ask about half-sessions for a prorated fee. Session 1: June 22-25/June 29-July 2 • Session 2: July 6-9/July 13-16 Session 3: July 20-23/July 27-30 • Session 4: Aug 3-6/Aug 10-13 Each session offers something for everyone! Every ability and age group will have the opportunity to hone their tennis skills and to ready themselves for another season of competition and a lifetime of playing opportunities! Sessions evolve as players improve and individual goals change. Sign-up at the Valley or contact Jeff at 535-3554 or jurie@ spokaneclub.org if you have questions.

PeeWees (Ages 4 - 7) 9:00-9:45 am $100 members ($125 non-member sponsored guests) Our fastest growing (literally and figuratively!) clinic, works on movement and handeye skills using tennis-like games and drills. Use of Quickstart techniques with a strong emphasis on fun is the hallmark of this clinic! Last summer, we had over 50 PeeWees move through the program!

BRAND NEW CLINIC

Scrappers (Ages 6 - 8) 9:00-10:30 am

$150 members ($180 non-member sponsored guests) Players are no longer brand new to the game but not ready for full size rackets, courts, or yellow balls. Instructors will use 10 and Under teaching techniques to prepare this group for eventual movement to the junior “Tweeners” group. Footwork, grips, and stroke production is emphasized while making the 90-minute session fly! Ask for details about multiple Tennis Camp discounts and new this year, discounts extend to Summer Camp and Swim Lessons! 30 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

Adult (101) 9:00-10:30 am $150 members ($180 non-member sponsored guests) Geared toward those new to the sport. Grip and stroke production using drills and competitions will get these players ready for the next season of league play! Exposure to the rules of the game and to the basic tactics and strategies of tennis is the foundation of this clinic! Adult “Players!” 9:00-10:30 am $150 members ($180 non-member sponsored guests) Designed for NTRP 3.0-4.0 players well versed in league and competitive play. Coaches will have a shot or tactic of the day and give players a chance to use it during competitive drills and real time play. New focus is on doubles and singles tactics in real-time match situations!

Tweeners (Ages 8 - 13) 10:30-12:00 pm $150 members ($180 non-member sponsored guests) Clinic will use Quickstart competitions as well as traditional tennis formats. Clinic participants will compete in tennis and athletic drills throughout the camp! Players will be readied for first tournaments and after school programming in the fall! Fun is still the name of the game! High School (Ages 14 - 18) 1:00-2:30 pm $150 members ($180 non-member sponsored guests) Clinic targets players looking to play high-level JV and Varsity tennis in the upcoming school year! Footwork and conditioning as well as dynamic drills (both instructor fed and “live-ball”) make this a must for budding high school players.


Fitness | tennis

Elite Jr. Tournament (Ages 13-18) 10:30-12:30 pm Clinics are geared to only the most serious players and will feature tough on-court conditioning, “live ball” drills, and competition. Low court/player ratios are a factor in limiting participation in these clinics. Success of these clinics is driven by each player’s ability to perform skills asked of them. For this reason, participation in this camp must be pre-approved by is by our tennis staff! Contact Taylor Bedilion at 535-3554 for detailed information about this clinic!

March Madness comes to the SC Tennis courts! Joanne P. McCallie, Duke University’s women’s head basketball coach, relieved her stress during the Sweet 16 play-offs by playing tennis at the Club!

Upcoming Tennis Dates Friday- Sunday, June 12-14 NE Washington Tennis Championships Friday- Sunday, July 17-19 Summer Classic Junior Tournament Friday- Sunday, October 2-4 Fall Classic Junior Tournament November 12-15 & Nov 19-22 Member’s Tennis Tournament Friday- Sunday, December 18-20 Junior Winter Classic

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All New!

The Catalina BVT Mixer

Bring the ruckus to the Spokane Club’s newest team event: The Catalina BVT (bocce ball/volleyball/tennis) Mixer! A great way to jump start your summer season with fun and competition at the Club. With an entry fee of $125 per team, this 6-team, 6-person (3 male, 3 female) competition will challenge skills across the spectrum as we use every facet of our Valley outdoor facility’s sporting platforms. Teams must be comprised of players from designated tennis levels and will battle 40 minutes through each of the 3 outdoor sports featured in our backyard. Team trophy and bragging rights are at stake so make sure your team gets signed up ASAP! The action begins Saturday, May 30 at 4:00 pm and concludes with a BBQ and trophy presentation at 7:00 pm. If this event “works”, we will do it again and again this summer. Contact Jeff, 535-3554, jurie@spokaneclub. org for details. Saturday, May 30; 4:00 pm; $125 per team

Thursday Night Mixed Doubles Weekly League Resumes June 11 It’s coming back! Last year’s popular Thursday night mixed doubles at the club makes its return June 11 at 6pm. This league is a great option for players looking for league with no long-term commitment, super fun on the court, and a way to socialize with fellow players. Grab a match and a quick bite afterward, it’s all part of the club experience. Sign up weekly at the valley desk as a team or as an individual. Cost to play is $4/per player including balls. Contact Jeff at 535-3554 if you have any questions about this super-fun league.

Summer Adult and Junior Tournaments On-line Now! Competition for the season begins as the Club hosts the summer’s first major tournament in our region, the North Eastern Washington Championships June 12-14. This USTA sanctioned event offers events for every level with proportional prize money awaiting finalists and champions. Players can enter on-line at the USTA tournament website. If past years are an indication of participation, we expect over 150 entrants. Come out and bring home the cash in singles, doubles and mixed doubles! Junior tennis players (ages 12-18) have the Spokane Summer Classic, July 17-19, to look forward to beat the heat in mid-summer. Once again, as a sanctioned USTA event, on-line entry registration makes it easy to track draws and results. If you have questions about any of our tournaments, contact Jeff at 535-3554, jurie@spokaneclub.org. www.spokaneclub.org | May/June 2015 | 31


Fitness | aquatics

Swim Team News Keep it up Penguins! Let’s finish the season strong! Our final meet of the season will be on May 22nd. The last day of practice is Tuesday, May 19th and we will be having the end of the season party on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. We hope to see everybody there! Bring your bathing suits and please RSVP to your coaches so we can have goodies for everyone. This is a swim team only event. After the meet we will be on break until the summer session starts on June 22!

Last Swim Meet for the Spring Season!

School’s Out Party Celebrate the end of the school year as the pool and Childcare team up one last time to kick off the summer. Don’t miss out on this Crazy Kids Night/Dive in Movie combo! The pool will open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 6:15. You are welcome to drop kids off at 5:30 pm on the pool patio. Weather permitting food and games will be on the patio. We will also be serving sandwiches, fruit, cookies, popcorn, and lemonade. At 8:00 pm the movie will be over and children will need to be picked up promptly. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. All children 3 years of age will be required to wear a life jacket and all children must be potty trained. Space is limited call the pool at 459-4571 x512 and get signed up!! Friday, June 12: Penguins of Madagascar; 5:30 – 8:00 pm $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional

Summer Splash is Back! Enjoy the Club pools all summer long in this fun family-friendly atmosphere! With no-host food and beverages available at the Club Cabana the adults can unwind and enjoy a refreshing margarita while the kids burn off some energy playing in the pool. With fresh bites, music, and plenty of ice cream treats, you and the kids will be looking forward Summer Splash days all week long! Downtown: Tuesdays, June 16 –Sept 1; 5:00 – 8:00 pm Valley: Wednesdays, June 17 - Sept 2; 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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Friday, May 22

Join the Summer Swim Team Don’t forget to come down for our wildly fun Summer Season. We will start practice on June 22nd. This year we will be changing our Summer Schedule. Silver team will practice on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 – 3:45 pm and will cost $35. Gold will be from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will cost $40. Platinum

Athletic Cancellation policy The Club will determine if a class/ event has to be canceled due to low enrollment 48 hours prior to the start of the class/event. If the class/ event has to be canceled due to low enrollment, the member will be notified and a full refund will be given for the cancellation.


will practice from 4:00 – 5:00 pm the same days and will cost $45. During the summer our swim meets will go back to being on Thursday and every two weeks. We want to leave the family weekends open but still have lots of opportunity to take part in our super fun Summer Meets! The patio will be open to swimmers and spectators and it is always a great event. We know that it can be a busy time for families and only ask that swimmers try to make at least one practice a week. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact the pool at x513 with any questions. GO PENGUINS!

Summer Meet Dates: July 8, July 22, August 5, and August 19

Summer Swimming Lessons Morning Lessons run from 9-11 Monday-Thursday for two weeks. Classes are available Downtown and the Valley. Registration for all summer sessions will start on May 5th and will close the Monday prior to the start of each session. Cost for morning lessons is $42 per session. Register by calling 459-4571 x513.

Session 1

Session 3

June 22 – July 2 Registration Ends Monday, June 15

July 20 – July 30 Registration Ends Monday, July 13

Session 2

Session 4

July 6 – 16 Registration Ends Monday, June 29

August 3 – 13 Registration Ends Monday, July 27

You will be notified of lesson times the Wednesday before the start of lessons. Cancellations must be received by noon the Friday before the start of the session to avoid a cancellation fee of $15. If you sign up before the registration deadline you will be guaranteed a spot in lessons.*Late registrations will be taken based on class space and time availability. *Classes may be cancelled if there are less than 3 children signed up.

Evening Lessons Evening lessons are a great way to keep kids learning during the summer without the commitment of the morning sessions. Lessons run for 3 weeks from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Cost per session is $32.

Session 1 Monday & Wednesday July 6 – 22 • Downtown Tuesday & Thursday July 7 – 23 • Valley Registration Ends Monday, June 29

Session 2

Parent-Tot Classes Parent-Tot lessons are a great way to get your children ages 6 months - 3 years ready to swim. They will be held in the Valley on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evening. For more information please call the pool at 459-4571 x513.

Monday & Wednesday July 27 – August 12 • Downtown Tuesday & Thursday July 28 – August 13 • Valley Registration Ends Monday, July 20

Private Swim Lessons Private and semi-private lessons for adults or children are available for $35 per half hour for adults and $25 for children ($5 for each additional student). Request the instructor of your choice or leave your name and number by calling 459-4571 x513 and an instructor will contact you. www.spokaneclub.org | May/June 2015 | 33


THESE POOL SCHEDULES WILL BEGIN Monday, JUNE 22 Sport shop • 509.459.4571 • 1002 w riverside

Conditioning Room • Monday thru Friday, 5:00am - 9:00pm (Adults only, 11:00am - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm); Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm * = one lap lane available | ** = two lap lanes available | Pool closed July 8, 22 and august 5, 19 from 5:00pm to close for swim meets

monday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30 - 8:30am; carol

lessons*

9:00 - 11:00am

circle

downtown

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 3:00pm

swim team*

3:00 - 4:00pm

swim team*

4:00 - 5:00pm

tuesday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30 - 8:30am; staff

lessons*

9:00 - 11:00am

circle

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 3:00pm

swim team*

3:00 - 4:00pm

swim team*

4:00 - 5:00pm

lap swim/LEssons** Summer splash

5:00 - 6:30pm

5:00 - 8:00pm

open SWIM

wednesday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30 - 8:30am; carol

lessons*

9:00 - 11:00am

circle

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 3:00pm

swim team*

3:00 - 4:00pm

swim team*

4:00 - 5:00pm

thursday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30 - 8:30am; staff

lessons*

9:00 - 11:00am

circle

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 5:00pm

lap swim

5:00 - 6:30pm

open SWIM

6:30 - 7:00pm

friday lap swim

5:00 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness**

7:30 - 8:30am; Jamie

saturday lap swim

7:00 - 9:00am

open swim**

9:00am - 6:00pm

sunday lap swim

7:00am - noon

open swim**

noon - 6:00pm

open swim**

9:00 - 11:00am

circle

11:00am - 1:00pm

open swim**

1:00 - 5:00pm

lap swim

5:00 - 6:30pm

open SWIM

6:30 - 8:00pm

lap swim/LEssons** open swim*

5:00 - 6:30pm

7:00 - 8:00pm

open SWIM

6:30 - 8:00pm

6:30 - 8:00pm

Sport shop • 509.535.3554 • 5900 E Fourth Ave

Conditioning Room • Monday thru Friday, 5:30am - 9:00pm; Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

monday Adult swim

5:30 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness

7:30 - 8:30am; parney

Adult swim

valley

8:30 - 9:00am

Aqua Fitness

9:00 - 10:00am; parney

lessons

9:00 - 11:00am

tuesday Adult swim

5:30 - 9:00; 18+

lessons

9:00 - 11:00am

open swim

9:00am - 6:00pm

lessons/open

4:30 - 6:00pm

Adult swim

6:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

open swim

wednesday Adult swim

5:30 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness

7:30 - 8:30am; parney

Adult swim

8:30 - 9:00am

Aqua Fitness

9:00 - 10:00am; parney

lessons

9:00 - 11:00am

thursday Adult swim

5:30 - 9:00; 18+

lessons

9:00 - 11:00am

open swim

9:00am -6:00pm

lessons/open

4:30 - 6:00pm

adult swim

7:00 - 9:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

Aqua Core Training 6:00 - 7:00pm; claire

5:00 - 8:00pm

Adult swim

5:30 - 7:30am

Aqua Fitness

7:30 - 8:30am; parney

Adult swim

8:30 - 9:00am

Aqua Fitness

9:00 - 10:00am; parney

saturday Adult swim

7:00 - 9:00am; 18+

Aqua Fitness

9:00 - 10:00am; claire

open swim

10:00am - 4:00pm

sunday Adult swim

7:00 - 10:00am; 18+

open swim

10:00am - 4:00pm

Adult swim

6:00 - 7:00pm; 18+

Adult swim

6:00 - 7:00pm; 18+

open swim

10:00am - 6:00pm

Adult swim

open swim

10:00am - 5:30pm

friday

6:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

Summer splash

Adult swim

Adult swim

6:30 - 9:00pm; 18+

8:00 - 9:00pm; 18+

lifeguard hours • valley

Children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the pool without a lifeguard on duty.

monday GUARD

10:00am - 5:30pm

tuesday GUARD

9:00am - 6:00pm

wednesday GUARD

10:00am - 8:00pm

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thursday GUARD

9:00am - 6:00pm

friday GUARD

10:00am - 6:00pm

saturday GUARD

10:00am - 4:00pm

sunday GUARD

10:00am - 4:00pm


Family | news

Upcoming Holiday Hours Memorial Day, May 25th Downtown Childcare will be closed

Dads and kids crafting event

Memorial Day Weekend Saturday – Monday, May 23-25 Valley Childcare will be closed Saturday, July 4th Downtown and Valley Childcare will be closed

Errand Day Every Day Calling all kids! Come with Dad to create a beautiful hand-painted pot and a potted flower for this year’s upcoming Mother’s Day. We encourage all fathers and children to come partake in this fun and affordable Saturday afternoon event. We’ll provide all the supplies, including those much-needed aprons, while you enjoy pizza and drinks. With this event everyone wins! Dad gets to spend time with his little one(s), while mom receives a very memorable gift for a very special Mother’s Day. Space is limited, reserve by calling 838-8511. Cancellations must be made by May 2nd.

Need some time for yourself? Errand day is the solution! Enjoy 3 hours of free time while your children are at the Club having fun. You can even use Errand day as an Errand Evening and take your sweetheart out to dinner! Choose your 3 hour time slot during any of the weekday hours we are open. Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515(please specify which location).

Saturday, May 9; 12:00 – 2:00 pm; Crystal Room; Children $10; Adults $5

Reservations are required; $18 for one child, $7 each additional sibling

Childsitting Schedules monday

wednesday

tuesday

thursday

downtown 8:00 am 7:00 pm

to

to

8:00 am 7:00 pm

8:00 am to 7:00 pm

to

8:00 am 7:00 pm

friday

to

8:00 am 8:00 pm

saturday

to

8:00 am 12:30 pm

sunday

CLOSED

valley 8:30 am 1:00 pm

to

8:30 am 12:30 pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

to

8:30 am 1:00 pm

to

8:30 am 12:30 pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

to

8:30 am 12:30 pm

to

9:00 am 12:00 pm

CLOSED

to

Ages 1-7, $5.00/hour/child, plus $2.25/hour for each additional child per family. For infants under one year, cost is $6.00/hour/child.

No reservations are necessary except for infants under 1 year they are required 24 hours in advance & not more than 2 days prior Monthly regular Childcare rate charges for 3 hours or less per day can be included in our $100 cap. All other programs and events such as camps, Friday Fun Nights, Errand days, Parents night Out, Kids classes, etc. are not included in the cap and will be an extra fee. www.spokaneclub.org | May/June 2015 | 35


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ALL NEW!

Cupcakes & Crowns

Bring your kids to the Club for a fun crafting event and create a personalized crown for Dad, for Father’s Day! We’ll provide all the supplies, while you enjoy cupcakes and juice. With this event, everyone wins! You get to spend time with your little one, while dad receives a very memorable gift made just for him. Space is limited so sign up today by calling 838-8511! Wednesday, June 17; 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Gourmet Room; Children $10, Adults $5

Family Dinner and a Movie Join us for a delicious family-style meal in the Library and then we will move to the Gourmet Room to watch the movie Paddington. Bring your appetite to enjoy a delicious menu of family favorites and don’t forget your sleeping bag, pillow and camping chairs so you can kick-back and watch a great movie together. We will supply complimentary popcorn and there will be a selection of candy and drinks for kids and grown-ups to purchase during the movie. For reservations call 838-8511. Saturday, May 16; Dinner, 5:00 – 6:00 pm; Movie starts at 6:15 pm in Gourmet room Adults; $15++; Ages 12-16, $12++; Ages 6-11, $10++; Children 5 and under eat for free

Have a Birthday Party at the Club!

Afterschool Lounge (Ages 8 and up) Does your school aged child need a place to hang out after school? Our youth lounge is a great choice for them to come and work on homework, play with friends, watch a movie or play a video game. This area is indirectly supervised by our Childcare staff and is open to kids ages 8 and up who are able to play without direct supervision. Use is limited to 3 hours per day. There is no charge as long as parents are in the building. If you need to leave to run errands, etc. Errand Day charges will apply. Kids must be signed in by a parent or guardian. Limited space available on Camp Days during the hours of 8:30-5:00. Call Childcare at 459-4571 x515 for more information.

PeeWee Tennis Downtown Kids ages 4-7 will have fun learning to use a racket and hit tennis balls. This class is taught by Sarah Dix one of our experienced tennis pros! We meet on Court 4 on the 3rd floor. Last class for the season is May 27. Reservations required: call Valley at 535-3554 to reserve your child’s spot. Wednesdays; 3:30 pm $44 for 4 week session; must pay for entire session

Available Saturday and Sunday at both locations

Athletic Cancellation policy Want a fun party for your child’s birthday? Bring them and 10 friends to the Club for a swim party, a jumping castle party or some combination. Each party package includes a place to have cake and open presents. We can also provide food if you like. (Additional fees apply). Leave the set up and clean up to us and have a stress-free party at the Club! Contact Levi at 459-4571 x515 or at lsymanowski@spokaneclub.org for pricing and scheduling. 36 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | May/June 2015

The Club will determine if a class/ event has to be canceled due to low enrollment 48 hours prior to the start of the class/event. If the class/ event has to be canceled due to low enrollment, the member will be notified and a full refund will be given for the cancellation.


monday

Sunday

tuesday

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

2

1 PeeWee Tennis

Spanish for Preschoolers

Pizza & Potting

3:30pm

10:00am

12:00pm

Swim Lessons

3

Session 9 Begins

4

Mother’s Day Buffet 10:00-2:00pm

6

5

7

8

9

14

15

16

PeeWee Tennis 3:30pm

Spanish for Preschoolers 10:00am

10

11

13

12

Spanish for Preschoolers

PeeWee Tennis

10:00am

Swim Meet

3:30pm

18

17

19

20

Memorial Day 24

31

25

Sunday

Childcare Closed

5:30pm

21

22

23

28

29

30

PeeWee Tennis 3:30pm

27

26

monday

tuesday

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

Spanish for Preschoolers 10:00am

2

1

3

4

5

6 School’s Out Party 5:30-8:00pm

8

7 Father’s Day

14

9

10

11

12

13

16

17

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19

20

24

25

26

27

Summer Camp Begins 9:00am-3:00pm

15 Tennis Camp Starts Various Times

21

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23

28

29

30

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Summer Camps Downtown Ages 4-12

Each of our themed camps is filled with arts and crafts, projects, gym and court games, and swimming. We also go on field trips to fun places! Camp is a great place to spend the summer making new friends or hanging out with old ones. We have a different fun theme each week. Beginning June 15 and running through August 29, Monday – Friday. Option 1: 8:30-5:00 $200/child Siblings $160/child for the week or Option 2: 9:00-3:00 $165/child, Siblings $132/child for the week Option 3: $6 per hour/first child, 20% off for each additional sibling

Pet Extravaganza

Stars and Stripes

June 15-19

June 29-July 3

Who likes pets? I do! Kids like learning about them, too. We will make lots of pet themed projects this week and our weekly winner will get a free puppy…. just kidding!

At this camp we will get ready for the 4th of July. We will make lots of crafts to decorate our homes for Independence Day!

Ooey Gooey Fear Factor

June 22-26

Last summer we had a camp that was so fun and popular that we had to bring it back. This year we will have even more icky, gross and ewwww things for the kids to attempt. Fried worms anyone?

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Minions Week July 6-10 Everybody’s favorite minions from Despicable Me will be our theme this week. We will make lots of minion crafts and have a minion movie party on Friday.

Medieval Camp July 13-17 This camp is all about knights in shining armor, dragons, royalty and Jesters. We will have epic battles with swords and shields against fire breathing dragons and we will rescue princesses…. ok not really, but we will have lots of fun making medieval themed projects!

Jurassic Week

July 20-24

Dinosaurs! Do I need to say more? We will learn about dinosaurs and make many fun crafts and projects. We will also take a field trip to the Rock Ranch where we can hunt for petrified wood and other rocks.

Art Fest

July 27-31 Calling all artists! During this week we will have the opportunity to make our own Art portfolio and have an art show on Friday for everyone to enjoy.


Register for any camp by calling 459-4571 x515

Mystery Week

Valley Camps Ages 4-12

August 3-7

Whodunit?? Someone has stolen my candy jar and the kids will search for clues and solve who stole it by the end of the week. We will make our own detective kits and find the scoundrel! I want my candy back!

Zoology Week August 10-14

Want to be a zookeeper or just like learning about animals? During this week we will learn about different kinds of animals that you might find in a zoo and take a field trip to Cat Tales.

Game Mania

August 17-21

This week is all about games! We will compete individually and in teams to be the ultimate game player. We will have game show type games as well as gym games. Prizes will be given out every day!

Our Valley Kids Camps will be filled with activities including, arts and crafts, gym games, the climbing wall, outdoor play, and lots of fun! Camps are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30-12:30 June 22 – 25 • June 29 – July 2 July 6 – 9 • July 13 – 16, July 20 – 23 • July 27 – 30 August 3 – 6, and August 10 – 13

Drop the kids off with us in the morning and if they are signed up for tennis camps or swim lessons we will get them to and from each program. Plus when you sign up for Kids Camp and Tennis Camp or Swim lessons you will receive a 10% discount on both. Sign up for all 3 and receive 20% off each program.

Fiesta Camp

August 24-29 Who doesn’t like a party? This camp is all about Fiestas. We will make lots of crafts and set up our own Fiesta on the patio on the last day of camp. Muy Bueno!

Valley Camp Cost

Option 1: $20 per day 1st child, additional siblings $16 per day Option 2: $6/hour first child, 20% off for each additional sibling Minimum 4 kids maximum 20

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Family Fun and Memory-Making at the Club!

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We Are Spokane Club Members Who... • Dance Together • Learn Together • Have Fun Together

Life is a Dance, Join the Fun Social Dance practice is held EVERY TUESDAY night from 6:45-8:15 pm, and EVERY SATURDAY from 11:15 am -1:15 pm in Studio 4 of the Athletic Building. Members only!

Social Dancers of the Spokane Club

For more information about the Social Dancers of the Spokane Club contact Andy DeMott at ademott@comcast.net

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