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The Spokane Club Magazine

Spring 2017 Volume 51 No. 2 USPS 000239 Marketing & Communications Director/ Editor Kate Spencer, 459-4535 Senior Designer/Web Manager Kasi Dunn, 838-8511, x118 Front Desk 838-8511 Periodical postage paid at Spokane, Washington. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Signals, Spokane Club Magazine, 1002 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201

Club Management CEO . Stacie Harper 459-4230 . sharper@spokaneclub.org

10 social _____

columns _______

10 Social Events

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Board of Directors Message

13 Restaurant News

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The First Year in Review

14 Club’s Within the Club

By Stacie Harper, CEO

business ________

family _____

459-4232 . tqinn@spokaneclub.org

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New Member Referral Program

37 Family Happenings

HR Director . Kim Harnasch

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Concierge Program

CFO . Tim Quinn

459.4577 . kharnasch@spokaneclub.org Hospitality Director . Ryan Lloyd 838-8511 . rlloyd@spokaneclub.org Marketing & Communications Director Kate Spencer 459-4535 . kspencer@spokaneclub.org Membership Director • Chelsea Maguire 459-4242 . cmaguire@spokaneclub.org Sports & Fitness Director . Melissa Elfering 459-4570 . melfering@spokaneclub.org Valley Director • Trevor Buckley

16 New Members 18 Members to Know

fitness news ___________ 19 Larkin Barnett Profile

By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief 24 The Power of Accountability

By Christine Cronin, U-District PT 25 Mindful Workshops and Seminars

20 Events At-a-glance 21 Gym & Aquatics Schedule 22 Downtown Fitness Schedule 23 Valley Fitness Schedule

26 Personal Training

459-4240 . tbuckley@spokaneclub.org

28 Court Sports

Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie

31 Tennis News

535-3554 . jurie@spokaneclub.org

schedules _________

34 Aquatics News

on the cover ___________ Cover Design by Kasi Dunn Cover Photo by Tony Roslund Photography Member models Courtney and Corey Stolp www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 1


Your Spokane Club Board Officers Trish McFarland, Board Chairman After months of healthy dialogue, the Board voted unanimously to install a small monthly assessement for each of us that will generate additional cash flow for capital improvements only. This is the fairest way to make an impact on our facilities. We will see improvements that all will be proud of. This is a very small investment from each, with huge gains for all. I wish we had done this years ago. Chris Bell, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect I support the Club implementing a Capital Assessment program as a fiscally responsible way for staff to have a dedicated revenue source to address the deferred maintenance items the Club can no longer afford to put off. I love the Club and want to see it thrive for the next 100 years. I want my kids to be able to enjoy the benefits I have received from the Club. That is why I support the Capital Assessment program. I feel there is an energy at the Club I haven’t experienced before. Updated hotel rooms, energized Club Restaurant, exciting athletic programming for the whole family to enjoy. The monthly Capital Assessment will allow us to build on these positive changes and see the Club thrive in the next century. Nancy Vorhees, Past Board Chair I support the Capital Assessment decision as a way to maintain the longtime integrity of the Spokane Club. It’s like road maintenance – if you don’t maintain and repair the roads on a regular basis, then you’re stuck with a major rebuild. It’s the same with the Spokane Club’s buildings and equipment. We need to maintain them or else we’ll face a major rebuild at a significantly higher cost. We need the Capital Assessment to keep our buildings and equipment at a superior status. Pat DeVries, Treasurer This is a decision whose time has come and waiting longer will only increase the issues. The historic clubhouse is clearly showing its age and anyone who owns a home knows there is a lot more to upkeep than meets the eye. I have been a member for many years and am now in my third year as a Board member. In the short time I have been on the Board, I have found this to be serious work and keeping a Club going is no easy task. There is a critical need to invest funds to maintain this great institution in Spokane. From the outside façade, to mechanical systems, and so on, there is much to do and we need to make the financial investment to insure the Spokane Club is here for our future generations of members. Anne Marie Axworthy Secretary As a Board member, I have confidence that the question of capital assesment has been deeply vetted by leadership — both the Board and staff. The facts are compelling as we face severe long-term facilities maintenance issues coupled with significant operational expense increases that go beyond the scope of the diligent cost savings already implemented by our staff. In order to serve our current members and assure future membership growth, it’s imperative we invest in the legacy of the Spokane Club’s value to our families, staff and our community. A dedicated capital fund is a critical component both to our fiscal health and our investment in the future of our Club. Dan Kuney, Officer at Large We need a temporary boost to get the Club up to standard. I trust Stacie and her team to execute this plan with great care and put the Club in position to be successful for decades to come.

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Dear Members, 2017 is the kick start year to the next 100 years of stability and growth of our Spokane Club. As your Club Board, we know it will take a team effort, with every one of our members playing a vital role in the care--and the enjoyment--of our great Club. Together, we will make it happen! Our work is twofold: First, to repair and maintain our facilities and second, to continue to upgrade in order to retain and grow our membership. Historically, this work has been a challenging proposition and current circumstances have increased that challenge exponentially. As early as 1980, the Club had a substantial need for capital improvements over and above the funds that could be generated through dues and Club operations. Nearly 40 years later, with decades of deferred maintenance, the need has significantly grown. In addition to the longstanding Capital project needs and the impact of deferred maintenance, recent changes to local and federal labor laws have created new challenges for the Club. Changes in minimum wage and employee sick leave laws’ impact to the Club is over $300K annually. This forces the Club to reduce the amount of money previously committed from Operations to Capital projects. These Capital needs are legacy issues of long standing. In the present day, it’s important for us as a Board to acknowledge the great progress the Club’s

CEO and her team have made. This work includes significant and diligent cost-savings across the board including: Food & Beverage costs of goods are down by 10%, Valley expenses are down 11%, and overall costs at Downtown Club are down 5%. In addition, Membership has stabilized and we have a positive number of members for this fiscal year for the first time in years. However, present progress is not enough to bridge the long-term gap between capital projects and the capital funding needed to execute on them. Given all of these circumstances, your Spokane Club Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a Capital Assessment program to begin March 1, 2017 and to run for 5 years. The Capital Assessment will be $25 per month and appear on your monthly statement. We believe this monthly fee is a reasonable amount that will not overburden member households. Capital Assessments are completely separate from Membership dues. All funds from Capital Assessments will be kept in a separate account and be used solely for Capital projects. Examples of capital projects can be found on page 4. This 5-year plan is based on our current 2,451 memberships and equates to $3,676,500. If you choose to donate additional funds or pay the full five years in advance, you will receive special recognition on a plaque that will be proudly displayed in the Clubhouse Lobby. In our research of Capital Assessment programs, we spoke with 17 private clubs that have implemented such

programs. We learned that Capital Assessments are rapidly becoming a best practice among historical clubs, given the increased cost and complexity of repairs associated with them. All of the clubs we spoke with felt that the implementation of Capital Assessments strengthened both their members’ enjoyment and engagement with their clubs, as well as fortifying the future of their clubs. We believe the same positive outcome—and future—will prevail at the Spokane Club. Our Capital Impact Project Survey of 2016 showed the majority of our Club members were in favor of Capital improvements. The additional challenges presented to us in 2017, and noted in this letter, make the implementation of Capital Assessment a clear and present priority. Look for more information on the Capital Assessment Program in your email inbox and posted around the Club facilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Board Officers. Their email addresses are available on the Club website at: Spokaneclub.org/business, or contact our CEO, Stacie Harper at sharper@ spokaneclub.org. We thank you for your membership to the Spokane Club. Together, we will build a legacy for the next 100 years. Sincerely, Your Spokane Club Board www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 3


5 Year Capital Plan

BOTH LOCATIONS

• Continual upgrades of Athletic Equipment at both Downtown & Valley (spinning bikes, cardio equipment) • Sound System replacement in all Fitness Rooms Conditioning room, and Gyms both Downtown & Valley • Furniture for common areas at both Downtown & Valley * Pool improvements at both Downtown & Valley (painting, heaters, filters, lights, showers, suit spinner) * Washers & Dryers at both Downtown & Valley • Sport Court Improvements both Downtown & Valley (Gyms and sports courts - floors, walls, lights, scoreboard, mats) • Parking lot improvements at both Downtown & Valley • Misc. unexpected items

DOWNTOWN ONLY

• Childcare improvements Downtown (sink, counter, mats, bathroom) • Deli & Sportshop Improvements • Cycling Studio Floor improvements Downtown * Gym fan and lighting replacements Downtown • Mens Locker Room improvements Downtown * Cycle studio ventilation system Downtown • Fourth floor improvements (carpet, ceiling, painting) • Resurface and Façade repair to Downtown Clubhouse • Athletic Building Downtown Façade improvements * Chiller * Athletic elevator refurbishment • Bar renovation • Guest room renovation (suites and remaining rooms) * Kitchen repairs and maintenance * Repair service elevator   4 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

VALLEY ONLY • Lobby improvements • Outdoor Tennis Court Resurfacing • Tennis Court Floor cleaning machine • Resurface Building Exterior and Landscape at Valley • Locker Room improvements * Cooling system & hot water system • Upper level open area renovation * Hot water heater • Carpet replacement throughout

Total estimated cost $3.7M Project timelines will be determined based on needs and with input from Club committees, Board and Management. Additional projects may be added based on new or emergency needs of the facilities.

* Project could provide potential cost savings to Club


EXPENDITURES Member Experience vs Infrastructure

41% 59%

Infrastructure 41% Member Experience 59%

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The First Year in Review By Stacie Harper, CEO

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ust one year ago I accepted the position of CEO of the Spokane Club. As the Club’s first female CEO, I was honored by the confidence placed in me by the Board and the CEO Selection Committee, and delighted to help shape and grow the future of this iconic organization. One year later, that sense of honor and delight has only deepened, like good relationships do over the gifts, and the tests, of time. I was officially introduced to the membership in the March/April 2016 issue of Signals. In that article, with regards to the challenges the Club faces, I stated that “the greatest challenge will certainly be the age of the Downtown clubhouse facility.” That challenge hasn’t changed, and it has been compounded by other issues that you will read about in the Board’s Letter to Members on page 3. In the face of our challenges, there is tremendous stabilization and growth that has occurred in this first year. I want to celebrate this progress with you because each of our members, our leadership, and our staff are an integral part of what makes this success possible. For your support, feedback and ongoing dialogue, you have my sincere thanks and appreciation. 6 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

2016 Accomplishments in Club Leadership and Member Communication and Satisfaction • Improved view of Club leadership via consistent transparency, integrity and robust communication • Conducted Member Survey to collect valuable feedback and the voice of the membership in order to improve our members’ experience. The survey had a 47% completion rate • Worked with community partners to relocate homeless housed on the porch of Empire Health • Hired and trained new members of Senior Leadership team • Rebuilt relationship with Endowment Committee in order to borrow funds for Capital improvements

• Managed through the difficulties created with the water damage that occurred during hotel renovation in the areas of operations, member concerns, and employees • Restructuring of Membership Department to address both new memberships and retention of existing members including revisions in policies and procedures within the department to focus on a positive member experience. Result: fiscal year-to-date positive number of memberships for the first time in 15 years of full paying memberships • Renovated and reopened restaurant • Renovated and reopened hotel guest rooms • Restructure of all fitness offerings to be more robust and relevant for current and future members. Conducted Fall into Fitness event to showcase offerings • Creation of Manager on Duty program to ensure Club supervision on nights and weekends • Restructuring of GL Codes for more accurate coding and tracking

Our beautiful banquette seating in the Restaurant


• Review of all departmental inventory, product evaluation and controls. Creation of internal committee to address shortfalls and opportunities for improvements. Result: Food & Beverage cost of goods reduced by 10%, Valley club expenses down by 11%, Downtown club expenses down 5%. • Installation of Jonas integrated software • Renegotiation of all Service Club contracts for a more mutually beneficial relationship • Implementation of additional security cameras • Began evaluation and revamping of all Marketing opportunities: Value Proposition Statement, collateral, Social Media, Club Video, New Member welcome structure, etc. • Added support to Engineering, Housekeeping and Janitorial. Identified facility needs for future success of the Club and improved conditions and safety of facilities • Improved Audio Visual offerings to better serve our business members’ needs and attract more business meetings • Installation of tennis lighting

Our classically cool Hotel rooms • Cultural shift with a more positive, inclusive, appreciative and collaborative form of Leadership • Conducted performance evaluations for every employee, which had not been done consistently prior to. • Review of entire hiring, onboarding, and training of new employees with creation of new policies and procedures focusing on member experience • Establishment of expectations with accountability measurement tools

• Improvements to employee parking lot • Revised Employee Handbook My first year has been one of challenge and change, prioritizing and progress. I am grateful to all of you who reached out to me with your ideas, questions and concerns. It’s through open, courteous and constructive dialogue that enduring relationships are forged and great clubs like ours thrive.

2016 Accomplishments in Club Staff Performance and Morale • Improvement in employee morale, which was substantiated via Employee Survey comparisons • Remodel of Employee breakroom and establishment of a more positive and uplifting work environment • Implementation of Employee Recognition Program • Improvements in Employee Benefits package Our amazing members at the Body Pump 100 workout celebration www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 7


Membership | news

3. You will then receive your reward gift certificate, which must be presented to Club Staff when you intend to redeem it. The gift certificate is valid for one year. 4. The amount for which the reward is valued will be credited to your account on the next billing statement. If you have questions, contact your Membership Department at membership@spokaneclub.org or call 509-319-3281 for more information!

New Member Referral Program

Play an active role in helping your Club grow! You are the best ambassadors to help spread the joy of joining the Spokane Club, and we want to reward you for your efforts. We invite you to share your Club with friends, family, and business associates. Effective February 1, 2017, refer a new member to the Club and choose from a list of offerings throughout the Club to enjoy! Whether it’s something you partake in regularly or an activity you’ve never tried, this is your chance to make the most of your membership at the Club – on us!

Choose your reward from the following: • One month dues credit • Two, 1-hour Personal Training sessions • Two private Tennis lessons • Four, half-hour Private Swim Lessons • Two tickets to a social member event of your choice • $100 Food & Beverage credit • One month of Childcare + One Errand Day • One-night Hotel Stay

How it works:

1. Refer a new member! You can give the Membership department contact information for a potential new member, or facilitate the conversation independently. Note: In order to be considered for the Referral Reward, there is a “Referral” line on the new member application where your name must be listed as someone who played a part in the applicant’s decision to join the Club. Being named as a Sponsor does not necessarily imply a referral. 2. Once the potential member completes the application process, Membership will contact you to choose your reward!

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Family Legacy Initiation Fees

The Spokane Club is a home for families to grow together, and we encourage you to invite your family members to be part of the Club with you. All family members that are related to you by blood or marriage are entitled to the Family Legacy Initiation fee of $150, no matter the membership category they choose. This can be up to a $600 savings! If you have questions, contact your membership team at membership@ spokaneclub.org!


Membership | news

Club Member Value Discounts

Want more from your membership? Get more! In addition to the Concierge offerings, your Spokane Club membership gets you discounts at many Spokane area businesses. Simply present your Club ID card at these businesses to receive your discount. Call Kelli at 459-4239 with questions!

Announcing Our New Concierge Program and Fabulous Partnerships!

We’re delighted to announce our new, Members-Only Concierge Program and our two fabulous new partners: Spa Paradiso and Bloem Chocolates, Flowers & Paperie. The Concierge Program is just one of the wonderful ways your Spokane Club membership is helping make your life a little bit simpler! Our Concierge Program helps connect you with the events and services that you need (and love!) most. Now you can book your salon and spa appointments, order flowers for your loved ones and colleagues, and book tickets for your date night all in one place! To take advantage of these discounts, you must book through the Club Concierge by contacting Kelli Campbell, Activities & Events Manager, at 509-459-4239 or email service@spokaneclub.org.

Rock City Grill – 15% Off Schweitzer Ski Tickets – 15% off Patit Creek Tasting Room – Free Wine Tasting Bruttles Gourmet Candies – 10% off And when the weather warms up, enjoy these discounts as well! Pangaea River Rafting - $20 off Spokane Indian Baseball Tickets – Discounts vary White Rabbit HeliTours – 10% Off

Concierge Partnerships:

New! Spa Paradiso – 10% off all services and products, excluding injection services and gift cards New! Bloem Chocolates, Flowers & Paperie – 10% off all floral arrangements and products

Best of Broadway tickets – Prime orchestra seats at a discounted price Spokane Symphony – Discounts vary Friends of the Bing tickets – Discounts vary This benefit is available to all Spokane Club members. Concierge services available by phone and in person Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Questions? Stop by the Activities & Events office in the Lobby, call Kelli at 459-4239 or email service@spokaneclub.org.

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Social | events

Sweethearts Dinner

FEBRUARY S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 Winter Bridge Begins 11 Sweethearts Dinner 14 Van Gogh & Merlot 21 Lean In Series Begins

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oin us for a romantic night while you enjoy a delicious dinner over live music from local musician, Nick Grow! Each reservation comes with a split of Rosa Regal Sparkling Wine and suggested wines will be available for purchase. Reservations are required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. $75 Special Hotel Room Rates Available for those who attend! Saturday, February 11; 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Cutter Dining Room; $65* (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Van Gogh and Merlot Date Night! Bring a friend, bring a date, or bring yourself! This Valentine’s Day we are bringing the fun to you! Join fellow member and owner of Van Gogh and Merlot, Ulysses Mireles, as he walks you through painting a beautiful keepsake to take home. Come learn new painting techniques and enjoy a glass of wine with your valentine! Ticket price includes canvas, painting supplies, lively instruction and one glass of wine. Additional glasses of wine may be purchased for $7. Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or online at Spokaneclub.org. Tuesday, February 14; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Library; Members $35*; Non-member Guests $45* (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Winter Bridge Lessons Join us for Bridge starting back up on February 2nd and 3rd for the next 10 weeks. Beginner Lessons: First lesson free, then $90 for the 9 following weeks. Must commit to the series after the first lesson. Thursdays: 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Fridays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lean In: Women in the Workplace Series This small, intimate group discussion series is intended to create a network of women to lift you up and cheer you on throughout your professional journey. We will start by reading and discussing the book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Each meeting will dive into three chapters of Sheryl’s book and discuss how to overcome challenges for women in the workplace. Space is limited to 10 participants. Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. *Registration is for all four sessions as this is a consecutive series. $15 includes a hardcover copy of the book, FREE without. Breakfast will be available to order from the restaurant. * February 21, March 15, April 26 & May

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17; 7:45 – 9:00 am; City Hall


Life Lessons Breakfast Series Reality & Life Presented by Ali Vincent

MARCH

We invite you to a morning of inspiration, networking and delicious breakfast while listening to Ali Vincent speak about lessons that have impacted her life and professional career. Ali Vincent was the first female competitor to win The Biggest Loser, shedding 112 pounds and becoming an inspiration to millions. Throughout the competition, she realized that in order to live the life you want you need to make yourself a top priority. Since the competition, Ali faced challenges that made it difficult for her to make her health and wellness as top priorities. She is now focusing on creating the life she wants and getting back to best version of herself. She travels the word sharing her experience to help positively impact the lives of others! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Tuesday, March 7; 7:30 – 9:00 am; Library; $15* Members, $18* non-member guests (*Plus tax & gratuity)

Father Daughter Banquet

My Princess & Me Dads, bring your little ones, as it will be a magical night to create and capture lasting memories between you and your daughter(s) at our 5th annual Father Daughter Banquet. Every girl is a little princess, but tonight she will have the opportunity to really feel like one as she dances around with her prince! Dads bring your little princess for a night of fun, kid-friendly food, crafts and dancing. Princess outfits encouraged! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Friday, March 24; 5:00 – 8:00 pm; Georgian Ballroom Father and daughters 12+, $30* each, daughters under 12, $20* each (*Plus tax and gratuity)

S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 7 Life Lessons Breakfast 10 Cutter Dining Series 17 St Patrick’s Day 24 Father Daughter Banquet

Cutter Dining Series If you are looking for a more formal, intimate dining experience join us for another special evening in the Cutter Dining Room. True to our commitment to locally grown and sourced offerings, this fresh take on a classic Club dining experience is not to be missed. Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Friday, March 10 & Saturday, April 22; 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Cutter Dining Room

St. Patty’s Day Specials You won’t want to miss this St. Patty’s Day celebration at the Club! We will be featuring Irish-inspired drink and meal specials! Friday, March 17 www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 11


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Life Lessons Breakfast Series Mindfulness and Leadership Presented by Grace Leaf We invite you to a morning of inspiration, networking and delicious breakfast while listening to Grace Leaf speak about lessons that have impacted her life and professional career. Grace Leaf believes that personal adversity is an opportunity for spiritual growth. Homeless as a child in Korea, she was adopted at age 6 by American educators who instilled in her the value of education, perseverance and hard work that helped shape her into the woman she is today. Currently, Grace is the Director of Human Resources for the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). She holds a BA in Communication from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga and is all but dissertation in her doctoral studies at GU. She holds the SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications in the HR industry, and has worked in higher education for more than two decades. Grace is active in the community, most recently serving as Curator, Emcee and speaker coach for TEDxSpokane 2016 and 2015. Tuesday, April 4; 7:30 – 9:00 am Library; $15* Members, $18* non-member guests (*Plus tax & gratuity)

APRIL S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 4 Life Lessons Breakfast 5 Spring Ladies Luncheon 15 Valley Egg Hunt 16 Easter Brunch 22 Cutter Dining Series

Valley Easter Egg Hunt Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. See page 39 for full details. Saturday, April 15; 1:00 – 3:00 pm Valley; $15* per child, $5* per adult (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Easter Brunch

Spring Awakening Ladies Luncheon The magnificent ladies of the Club are invited to come together for an afternoon of friendship, fun, and a delicious spring inspired lunch! Bring your friends and join us for at our Annual Spring Awakening Ladies Luncheon. We invite women of all ages to this Club tradition! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Wednesday, April 5; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; Georgian Ballroom; $25*(*Plus tax and gratuity) 12 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

Spring has sprung — and what better way to celebrate then by bringing family and friends to the Club for this special Easter event! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Sunday, April 16; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Georgian Ballroom, Cutter Room $39* Adults (16 and over); $15* Children 6-15; Children 5 and under FREE! (*Plus tax and gratuity)


Come Join the Fun at the Club Restaurant!

NEW!

Thursday Lunch Special Prime Rib French Dip with creamy horseradish sauce and au jus with french fries $11

Join us for these Daily Specials Monday Family Pizza Night

Personal sized pizza and side salad $10

Taco Tuesday Wine Down Wednesday with Prime Rib

Pizza & a Pint Thursday It’s Finally Friday Happy Hour

Updated Hours of Operation for the Club Restaurant and Bar

Sunday: Open at 7:00 am-2:00 pm Monday – Thursday: Open at 7:00 am Restaurant Section closed 2:00-5:00 pm (Bar open with Bar menu items only) Kitchen closes at 9:00 pm; Bar closes at 10:00 pm! Friday – Saturday: Open at 7:00 am Restaurant Section closed 2:00-5:00 pm (Bar open with Bar menu items only) Kitchen closes at 10:00 pm; Bar closes at 11:00 pm!

EXPRESS

LUNCH New! Monday-Friday Express Lunch Special (11:00 am-2:00 pm)

Seafood Saturday

Unlimited House OR Caesar Salad, Soup & House Made Focaccia Bread $9

Sunday Blood Mary & Mimosa

Guaranteed to have you in and out in 30 minutes!

$5 all day

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Social Dancing | news

Dancing at the Club Step out of your comfort zone and step into dance lessons at the Spokane Club! You are invited to learn dance steps and make lasting friendships at beginner and intermediate classes. Below are the class times and the dance styles to be taught in two-month segments.

Beginner Dance Lessons

These classes are open to anyone who wants to learn dance moves for the first time, or those polished veterans of the dance floor who want to keep their moves sharp.

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

Cha Cha

7:30 pm

Rumba

6:45pm

Swing

Level Two Dance Classes

7:30pm

Waltz

These classes build on material taught in the Beginning classes. Beginning dance class prerequisite, or assessed by instructors, Glenn and Patty to determine level of experience.

6:45pm

Tuesdays; 5:30 pm; Complimentary for members; Member guests free for the first two sessions, then $15/person, per session

West Coast Swing

7:30pm

Foxtrot

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Tango

March & April

Thursdays; 6:45 pm; Complimentary for members; Member guests free for the first two sessions, then $15/person, per session

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

LEVEL 2 CLASSES Tuesdays, 5:45pm Studio 4, DT

Rumba

May & June Waltz

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


Thanks to Club Member, Len Ward for sharing this cool photo!

Clubs Within the Club Book Club

Steve Towles, CSA

Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Kay Lester, 838-2862 March 8: A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King April 12: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

HOUSING & CARE ADVISOR

509-499-9296

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

Carol McQuaid REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

509-216-8486 • carol@choiceadvisory.com

Children of the Sun Investment Club

Her background includes business ownership and extensive customer service experience. Her passion is helping seniors.

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

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Reserve by the Friday before. Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377

Social Dancers

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

Wednesday Bridge Luncheon

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

steve@choiceadvisory.com

His professional background coupled with his sincere interest in people make him a trusted advocate for older adults in transition.

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

Partners Evening Bridge

Steve Towles and Carol McQuaid are the representatives of CHOICE for Spokane and Kootenai counties. Together they bring knowledge, understanding and compassion to seniors and their families as they work through the issues of finding appropriate senior services to match the particular needs of those they serve.

104 S. Freya, Suite 202, Red Flag Building, Spokane, WA 99202 Spokane: 844-499-9296 • www.choiceadvisory.com

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Business | new members

Welcome to our New and Returning Members! Jay Affleck, Branch Sales Mgr., Homestreet Bank; Sponsored by Benjamin Folger

Doug Busko, Sr. Engineer, CH2M; Past member

John Allen, Owner, Vino; Sponsored by Mick McDowell

Curtis Cain and Zoe Cain, Owner, Advantage PT; Sponsored by Andy Walker

Brian Bean*, Corporate Counsel, Ecova, and Janet Bean, Architect; Sponsored by Geoff Rowand

Taylor Campbell, Investment Services Associate, Washington Trust Bank; Sponsored by Peter Stanton

Melinda Beasley, Managing Broker, Beasley Realty; Sponsored by Michael Werner

Dan Cantillana, Owner, Geico; Past Member

Rebecca Boyd, Barre Instructor, Spokane Pure Barre, and Mark Cassell, Associate Attorney, Twyford Law Office; Sponsored by Gerhard Muelheims Nadine Burgess, Owner, Spokane Gymnastics; Sponsored by Corky Mason Tracy Burke, Group President, Clearwater Paper Co, and Pat Burke, Group President, Clearwater Paper Co; Sponsored by Marlaine Moore and Elaine Kelley

Kelley Cargle, Nurse Chester J Caskey, Owner, Two Dog City Tours; Past member Marissa Chau, RN, Providence Health; Sponsored by Heidi Greenwood Paul Craig, Owner, Valley Gastroenterology, and Joni Craig, Physician, Cancer Care NW; Sponsored by David Stagaman

Andrea Crumpler, Attorney, Spokane Co. Public Defender’s Office, and Alan Utley, Clinical Supervisor, Frontier Behavioral Health; Sponsored by Chad Freebourn Jessica Dinneen, BK-Jet Group LLC; Sponsored by William Dinneen William Drew; Past Member Julie Drumm; Sponsored by Roberta Knorr Ken Eickerman, CPA, Self, and Kathy Eickerman; Sponsored by Rob McWilliams Tiffany Erickson*, Sr. Claims Adjuster, Mutual of Enumclaw; Sponsored by Crystl Murray-Mills Jan Foerster, Child Life Specialist, Providence Medical Center; Sponsored by Nancy Starr Larry E Garner and Kristie Garner Diane Gottsch, Accounting Manager, Aging & Longterm Care of Eastern WA; Sponsored by Kim Bayley Lori M Grether, Farmer, Self, and Carl B Grether, Farmer, Self; Sponsored by Mike Lyons Karl Grotenhuis, Senior Analyst, Providence Health & Services Christopher Hannigan*, VP, Marketing, Ventura Foods, and Sara Hannigan Lance Hart, Mechanical Engineer, MSI Engineers, and Dawn Collins; Sponsored by Brad Snow

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Charles Hausberg*, Associate, Lukins & Annis Law Firm, and Miranda Hausberg, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania; Sponsored by Stacie Routh

IN MEMORIAM Andra Hearne Member since April 2013 Ronald Zirkle Member since December 1985 Elizabeth Welty Member since September 1949 Vedbrat Vaid Member since May 1971

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* denotes families with minor children


Robert A Heffner, President, Rocky Mountain Capital; Sponsored by Toby Rose

Stephanie Lyons and Michael Lyons; Past members

Mark Hendricksen, Vice President, Wells St. John P.S., and Linda Hendricksen, Vice President, Northwest Farm Credit Services; Sponsored by Robert Hyta

Nathan Martin, Owner, Bliss Hair Studio; Sponsored by Mark London

Anita Walsh Herdener; Past member Steven Hoggle*, GM, Lithia Auto Group, and Kelly Hoggle, Esthetician, Glo Med Spa; Sponsored by Antonia Tombari Aleshia K Hoover*, Clinical Specialist, Genentech, and Dennis C Hoover, Sales Representative, Millennium Laboratory; Sponsored by Kelly Collins Charlie Hopkins, IBQ Systems; Past member Jim Houghton and Maddy Houghton; Past member Susan Johnson and Dave Johnson; Sponsored by Andy Larson Sherry Jones, Writer & Author; Past member Catherine Kardong*, Assistant Attorney General, WA Attorney General’s Office, and Shawn Koszczewski, Sales Manager, Shelter Logic; Sponsored by Kristen Piscopo Linda Kelly; Past member Parker T Kelly; Sponsored by Terry Kelly Kelly Kettrick and Trevor Kettrick*, Owner, A to Z Rental; Sponsored by Bonnie Murphy Mark Kim, Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration, and Ashley Craven, Legal Assistant, Social Security Administration; Sponsored by R. J. Payne Eric Kobe, Account Manager, Photoboxx; Sponsored by Sam Schoesler Marilyn Kunz, Client Relations Specialist, Choice Realty; Eric Tucker Brian Levy, Administrator, DSHS/WA State, and Alicia Levy, Attorney, Levy Law Firm, PLLC; Past member Mark Litchman, Assistant CEO, Deaconess Hospital; Sponsored by Blake Stepp Mark London, Director of Marketing, SkilsKin; Sponsored by Brian Behler

Todd Mathison, Shop Supervisor, Metals Fabrication Co; Past member Shane D McFetridge, Partner, Paine Hamblen LLP, and Rachelle L McFetridge, Attorney Mark McFrederick, Owner, Valley Veterinery Clinic, and Barb Herndon, Patient Care Coordinator, Providence; Past member Jane McLeish; Sponsored by Connie Christilaw Adrian Mejia, Inside Sales, Haskins Steel Co., and Emily Mejia, Interior Designer, Emily Anne Interior Design; Sponsored by Jeff Fountain Galen A Miller and Joyce M Miller; Sponsored by Janice Hill

Eric Sandberg*, Producer, Moloney & O’Neill, and Lea Sandberg, Account Manager, Workwell Consultants; Sponsored by Stephanie Dahle Kymberley Schneider and Robert Schneider, Finance Insurance Exec., Zurich Insurance; Sponsored by Dean Gray and Samuel Joseph Kenneth Scott, Owner, K & K Installation, and Karice Scott, Customer Care Specialist, Paw Print Genetics; Past member Pat Sprute, Director of Engineering, Wagstaff Inc., and Patty Sprute, Pediatric Nurse Educator, Providence Sacred Heart; Sponsored by Tom Schall Inga Stoa*, Nurse, Eastern State Hospital, and Mike Montoya, Sales, Orlison; Sponsored by Kathy Motzer Jeff Sweat; Past member Tonya M Townsend, Service Coordinator, Kiemle & Hagood; Past member

Rebecca Muntean, Rheumatologist, Providence; Sponsored by Kenneth Roberts

Ryan Townsend, Nurse Practitioner, WSU, and Miranda Hennes, Nurse Practitioner, Excelsior; Sponsored by George Renner

Corinne Nickerl, Paralegal, Davidson, Backman, Medeiros, and James Sharkey, Teacher, Spokane School District; Sponsored by Keith Trefry

Alan Tronson, President, AdvantEdge Advisors, and Jami Tronson, ParaEducator, Missoula County Public Schools; Sponsored by Robert Heffner

Christina Nye, Owner, NW Pediatric Ophthalmology; Sponsored by Jan Foerster

Geana Van Dessel, Partner, Lee & Hayes; Sponsored by Sherry Harbaugh

Sean Obenauer, EPTSS, St. Jude Medical, and Emily Easley, Account Director, DH; Sponsored by Kristen Piscopo

Greg Voigt*, Project Engineer, Inland Pacific Engineering Co, and Cat Hicks, Teacher, Post Falls Middle School; Sponsored by Christopher Greene

Kevin O’Connell, R.O. Private Banking, Washington Trust Bank; Sponsored by Randy Casto

Dan Walsh, Technical Consultant, Itron, INC, and Alyssa Walsh, Nanny, Denise Pounds; Past member

Marcus Ortega, Owner, RMS LLC; Sponsored by Staci Clary

Tierre Warren* and Sheliegh Wright; Volleyball Coach, Gonzaga Prep; Sponsored by Corky Mason

Mackenzie Pierce, Nanny; Sponsored by Alec Ogden Alissa Raczykowski, Gustfson Law Inc.; Sponsored by Maria Walker Frederick Ragan, Physician, Emcare, and Maria Theresia Ragan; Sponsored by Crystl Murray-Mills and Peggy McCartney Mary Roe; Sponsored by Maria Walker

Tom Watson, Realtor, Self; Sponsored by Kris Frandsen Craig Wiley*, CEO, Transcend Executive Group, and Ehren Wiley, SVP Client Services, Transcend Executive Group; Sponsored by Taudd Hume Dan Wynia and Nancy Wynia, Assoc. Broker, Windermere Realty; Past member

Gerald M Rosen; Sponsored by Susan Senske O’Neill www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 17


Business | news

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Fitness | news

Larkin Barnett, Club Instructor, Shines in Pilates Style! By Kate Spence, Editor in Chief

L

arkin Barnett moves with the grace of a lifetime dancer, the flexibility of a yoga master, and the posture of a devoted Pilates professional. This dynamic combination, coupled with her passion for helping people find their highest level of physical and emotional fitness, is what makes her a star on the national Pilates scene and a beloved instructor at the Spokane Club. Larkin was recently featured in the January/February issue of

Pilates Style magazine, a national publication devoted to health, strength and wellbeing using the Pilates method. In this issue, Larkin shared her own journey of wellness and her remarkable Barnett Formula, a movement and breathing technique that isolates each abdominal layer to access the deep core muscles, while simultaneously helping to manage stress and anxiety. To read the entire article, go to: www.pilatesstyle.com/2017/ exercises/find-center-center-life.

Born in Spokane, Larkin has traveled the world in her quest to share her message of wellness, working with Olympic athletes, international celebrities, business professionals, families and people recovering from illnesses and injuries. Along the way, she earned a Master of Art degree in Dance, became a Nautilus award-winning author, produced award-winning DVDs, and became an international speaker and Pilates Teacher Trainer. “We are proud and honored to have Larkin as a Club instructor,” says Sandi Wasteney, the Club’s Group Fitness Manager “Throughout her career, Larkin has generously shared her dynamic techniques and vast education with people from all walks of life. She is so willing to share her vast knowledge to benefit the health and lives of our Club members.”

Larkin currently teaches two classes at the Club. You can attend her Pilates Core Class on Tuesdays at 10:45 and her Functional Fitness class on Thursday at 10:45.

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Events | at a glance

February 10 Kids Valentine Candy Making Various times

14 Van Gogh and Merlot 5:30-7:30pm

21 Lean In Women in the Workplace Series Begins

10 Valentine Tennis Mixer 6:00-10:00pm

14 Valentine’s Date Night in Childsitting 5:30-8:30pm

24 Dive In Movie 5:30-8:00pm

11 Sweethearts Dinner 6:30-8:30pm

17 Bridal Elegance Show 5:00-8:00pm

13 Candlelight Stretch 6:00-7:30pm

20 Presidents Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm

28 Beginner to Bloomsday Training Begins 6:00-7:00pm

March 7 Life Lessons Breakfast 7:30-9:00am

13 Red Cross First Aid Class 5:00-8:00pm

24 Father Daughter Banquet 5:00-8:00pm

10 Cutter Dining Series 6:30-8:30pm

17 St Patrick’s Day Specials

24 Parent’s Night Out 5:30-8:30pm

10 Tween Art Class 5:30-7:30pm

21 Better Balance with U-District 12:30-2:30pm

April 3-7 Spring Break Camp Various times 3-7 Jr Lifeguard Camp 9:00am-3:00pm 4 Life Lessons Breakfast 7:30-9:00am

Coming in May 20 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

5 Spring Awakening Ladies Luncheon 11:00am-1:00pm 15 Valley Egg Hunt 1:00-3:00pm 16 Easter Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm

12 Crazy Kids Spring Fling 5:30-8:30pm

22 Cutter Dining Series 6:30-8:30pm 24 Mindfulness & Meditation 6:30-8:00pm 28-30 NACAD Basketball Tournament

14 Mother’s Day Buffet


GYM SCHEDULE

M OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

10:30AM - 11:15AM

OPEN GYM

12:30PM - 6:00PM

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

7:00 - 8:00PM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

T

W

OPEN GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

2:00PM - 5:00PM

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

7:00AM - 9:00AM

7:30AM - 9:00AM

7:00AM - 9:00AM 11:00AM - 2:00PM; 21+

T

OPEN GYM

PICKLEBALL OPEN GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

10:30AM - 5:00PM

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

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

2:00PM - 6:00PM

F

OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 9:00AM

ADULT BASKETBALL

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

S

S

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

ELITE BASKETBALL

DOWNTOWN OPEN GYM

5:00 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

7:00PM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

2:00PM - 6:00PM

PICKLEBALL

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

OPEN GYM

11:00AM - 7:00PM

6:00PM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:00 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

7:00PM - 9:00PM

8:00PM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

11:00AM - 5:00PM

OPEN GYM

10:15AM - 12:00PM

OPEN GYM

1:30PM - 4:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:30PM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM OPEN GYM

11:00AM - 4:30PM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

VALLEY

9:00AM - 10:00AM

10:15AM - 12:00PM

5:30AM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

1:30PM - 4:00PM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 8:45AM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

1:00PM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

6:45PM - 9:00PM

6:00PM - 9:00PM

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

AQUATIC SCHEDULE

M LAP SWIM

5:00 - 8:00AM

AQUA POWER*

DOWNTOWN

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

PADDLEBOARD**

9:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

T LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:45AM

PADDLEBOARD**

8:00 - 9:30AM

OPEN/LAP**

9:30 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

LAP SWIM

5:00 - 8:00AM

AQUA POWER*

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

PADDLEBOARD**

9:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

T LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:45AM

PADDLEBOARD**

8:00 - 9:30AM

OPEN/LAP**

9:30 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

F LAP SWIM

5:00 - 8:00AM

AQUA POWER*

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 5:00PM

1:00 - 5:00PM

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

LAP/TEAM** 5:00 - 6:30PM

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

LAP/TEAM** 5:00 - 6:30PM

5:00 - 6:30PM

LESSON/TEAM*

6:30 - 7:00PM

LESSON/TEAM*

6:30 - 7:00PM

MASTERS SWIM*

6:30 - 7:30PM

OPEN SWIM**

7:00 - 8:00PM

MASTERS SWIM*

6:30 - 7:30PM

LAP SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00PM

7:00 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

5:30 - 10:30AM 18+

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

5:30 - 3:00PM 18+

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA ZUMBA

AQUA FITNESS

TODDLER TIME

AQUA FITNESS

8:30 - 9:30AM

10:45 - 11:45AM

8:30 - 9:30AM

11:30AM - 12:30PM

8:30 - 9:30AM

ADULT SWIM

TODDLER TIME

ADULT SWIM

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

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

OPEN SWIM

11:30AM - 12:30PM

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

LESSON/OPEN/TEAM 3:00 - 6:00PM

ADULT SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

3:00 - 6:00PM

12:00 - 3:00PM; 18+

CLOSED FOR CLEANING 2:00 - 3:00PM

AQUA FITNESS

LESSON/OPEN/TEAM 3:00 - 6:00PM

3:00 - 6:00PM

6:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

POOL CLOSES AT 5:00 PM FOR SWIM MEETS FEB 17, MARCH 24, APRIL 21, MAY 19 * = ONE LAP LANE AVAILABLE

SEE LANE SCHEDULE IN THE POOL FOR MOST UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE

7:00 - 8:00PM

7:00 - 8:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

** = TWO LAP LANES AVAILABLE

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

ADULT SWIM

5:00 - 6:30PM

LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

1:00 - 3:30PM

PADDLEBOARD**

S

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 5:00PM

PADDLEBOARD**

S

9:00 - 11:00AM

1:00 - 3:30PM

5:00 - 6:30PM

VALLEY

W

OPEN SWIM ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

OPEN SWIM

3:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

AQUA FITNESS

6:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

LIFEGUARD HOURS • VALLEY

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

MONDAY GUARD

3:00 - 6:00PM

TUESDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

WEDNESDAY GUARD

3:00 - 6:00PM

THURSDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

FRIDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

SATURDAY GUARD

10:00AM - 4:00PM

SUNDAY GUARD

10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Downtown | fitness classes

SPRING SCHEDULE

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

M 5:15am 5:45am 6:00am

T

W

BODYPUMP JENN S4

45 MIN; REBECCA S4

BOOTCAMP

SHOCKWAVE

45 MIN; JACQUE G

BODYPUMP

RPM*

DAVID G

GENTLE YOGA SARAH S4

RPM*

DAVID C

GRIT 6:10AM 30 MIN; REBECCA S4

BODYPUMP DAVID G

CYCLE*

GENTLE YOGA

BODYFLOW

SARAH S4

BARRE

GRIT 7:10AM 30 MIN; REBECCA S4

CHRISTINE S4

KASSANDRA S4

BARRE

GENTLE YOGA

AQUA POWER

PADDLEBOARD

AQUA POWER

PADDLEBOARD

AQUA POWER

FITNESS*

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

YOGA

WHITNEY P

FITNESS*

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

30 MIN; WHITNEY P

FITNESS*

CYNDI S4

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

30 MIN; TOM P

30 MIN; DONNA P

30 MIN; TOM P

BARRE*

BODYPUMP

RACHEL S4

REBECCA G

MICHELE SB

BRANDY G

FITNESS*

CARDI-YO SCULPT

TRX*

BARRE 9:00AM

ZUMBA

OKSANA S4

*Online Class Reservations

FITNESS*

JULIE G

SENIOR FITNESS

JACQUE C LANA SB

SHOCKWAVE

FITNESS*

CYCLE*

WHITNEY P

ZUMBA EVI G

Cycle, TRX and Shockwave classes run 45 minutes

55 MIN; LORI S4

KASSANDRA S4

YOGA

Fitness classes last 60 minutes unless noted otherwise

VICKI C

CHRISTINE S4

8:45am

9:30am

TRX*

45 MIN; BRADLEY SB

BAYLEE SB

WHITNEY P

9:15am

JENN C

TRX*

TRX*

JACQUE SB

8:00am

F RPM*

45 MIN; BRADLEY G

MEL C

7:00am

T

BODYPUMP

FEBRUARY 1 – APRIL 30 S S

FITNESS*

SENIOR FITNESS

CARDI-YO SCULPT

SENIOR FITNESS

BARRE*

BODYPUMP

CYCLE*/ BODYFLOW

CYNDI S4

MICHELE SB

RACHEL S4 CASSIDY G

NATALIE/JILL B S4

RPM*

MARLENA C

CYCLE*

DAVID/OKSANA C

CYNDI S4

SANDI/JULIE C

10:00am

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

30 MIN; TOM P

30 MIN; DONNA P

30 MIN; TOM P

YOGA*

PILATES CORE

10:45am

LARKIN S4

11:30am

SHOCKWAVE

12:15pm

BODYFLOW

BARRE XPRESS

CASSIDY S4

30MIN KASSANDRA/ TIERNEYS4

TRX*

JILL H SB

BODYCOMBAT

30 MIN; DOMINIQUE S4

5:30pm

BODYPUMP MEL S4

YOGA

NATALIE S4

CYCLE*

45 MIN; OKSANA C

YOGA

CHRISTINE/NATALIE S4

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS LARKIN S4

GRIT

30 MIN; AMY S4

BODYFLOW

YOGA

TRX*

CYCLE XPRESS*

45 MIN; SANDI/AMY S4

OKSANA SB

TOM S4

30 MIN; AMY C

BODYCOMBAT

MARLENA SB

GRIT

NATALIE SB

30 MIN; OKSANA S4

RPM*

4:45pm

YOGA FLOW

YOGA*

CORE XPRESS

30 MIN; OKSANA G

45 MIN; DAYNA C

4:30pm

FITNESS*

BODYPUMP

DAVID SB

3:00PM; 55 MIN SASHA S4

GRIT

GRIT

DOMINIQUE SB

TRX*

30 MIN; JENNA S4

30 MIN; MARLENA S4

RPM*

BODYPUMP

BODYPUMP

DAYNA C

LORI S4

RPM*

DAYNA C

YOGA 4:00PM STAFF S4

MARLENA S4

BODYCOMBAT MEL S4

6:15pm

SHOCKWAVE BRADLEY G

YOGA

BEGINNING YOGA TOM SB

CHRISTINE SB

BOOT CAMP CHASE G

6:30pm

FAMILY PADDLEBOARD* 30 MIN; DANIEL P

BODYFLOW LORI S4

FAMILY PADDLEBOARD* 30 MIN; DANIEL P

LOCATION KEY G – Gym • S4 – Studio 4 • C – Cycling Studio • SB – Studio B • P – Pool SOCIAL DANCE: Tue, 4-8:15pm, S4 • Wed, 5:45-8pm, SB • Thur, 4-5:45pm, SB • Thur, 6:45-8:15pm, S4 • Sat, 11:15-1:15pm, S4 22 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

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


Valley | fitness classes

SPRING SCHEDULE

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

FEBRUARY 1 – APRIL 30

M

T

W CYCLE*

6:00am

BRIANNA C

T

PILATES/ YOGA

F

S

S

CYCLE* LANA C

LORI S

TRX*

7:00am

LANA G

INDO-ROW*

8:00am

BARRE*

MOLLY G

8:30am

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

9:00am

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

PARNEY P

STRENGTH

CYCLE*

SHOCKWAVE OKSANA/MOLLY G

JILL B/BRIANNA C

YOGA

GENTLE YOGA* CYNDI S

50 MIN; JILL B S

BARRE

GENTLE YOGA* CYNDI S

KASSANDRA S

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

YOGA

*Online Class Reservations

9:30am

MOLLY G

CYNDI S

SHOCKWAVE

MOLLY C

CYCLE*

SHOCKWAVE

Fitness classes last 60 minutes unless noted otherwise

CYCLE* JILL B C

10:15am

KASSANDRA S

MOLLY G

BARRE*

INDO-ROW*

SANDI G

MOLLY G

GENTLE YOGA* CYNDI S

10:45am

GENTLE YOGA* 50 MIN; COURTNEY S

NATALIE S

AQUA ZUMBA REINA P

INDO-ROW*

12:15pm

INDO-ROW*

AMBER G

4:15pm

ZUMBA PAULINE S

INDO-ROW* AMBER/SANDI G

STEPHANIE G

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

SHOCKWAVE

TRX & CORE*

CYCLE*

AMBER G

NED S

CYCLE*

5:00pm

KELLEY C

40 MIN; AMBER G

KELLEY C

FIT4KIDS(5-10) 40MIN; JENNIFER G

5:45pm

BARRE

YOGA

NATALIE S

6:00pm

KATIE S

AQUA FITNESS

INDO-ROW* AMBER G

PILATES/YOGA JENNIFER S

AQUA FITNESS

CLAIRE P

CLAIRE P

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

TENNIS M

T

W

T LADIES’ LEAGUE

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

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6:00pm

CARDIO TENNIS

$11/CLASS/PERSON 12:00PM

LADIES’ LEAGUE

3.0-4.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

SCRAPPERS 6-8 YEAR OLDS

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

MEN’S LEAGUE

2.5-5.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

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

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The Power of Accountability

Christine Cronin and Norm Brown cheering each other on By Christine Cronin, PT

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t started three years ago, when a friend mentioned he should work out one more day per week. I suggested we work out together on Friday mornings, it being a mutual time that fit into our schedules, and knowing I would exercise anyway. I figured I might as well get up early and help a friend. Somewhere in that first year I began to realize I was no longer helping a friend, I was helping myself. The Friday routine had become just that, and though it was never easy to wake up early in the dark, I had someone and something that was worth waking for.

Through my Friday workouts I’ve learned the power of an accountability partner. 24 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

I’m fairly competitive, and I found that knowing I would have my Friday workout inspired me to do more in my week so as to be better on Friday. I started setting more fitness goals than I would have on my own. I started

lifting weights again as that mode fit our partnership well. I started feeling strong again, and then one day, one perfect day, I felt powerful again. Three children in four years takes a toll, and to be able to build back that which had broken down was a slow process. Perhaps it wouldn’t have happened, or at least not nearly as quickly or joyfully, without Fridays. For some reason I’m quite enamored with the pull up, it seems to represent such an incredible feat of strength. I’ve decided I should try to do 10, it seems just difficult enough to be almost impossible, and I knew I would need help. Through my Friday workouts I’ve learned the power of an accountability partner. I sought out Norm. If you don’t know Norm Brown, you should probably take a minute to meet him. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Norm and his incredible wife Bernie are both retired FBI agents and the epitome of physical fitness, inspiration and truly wonderful people. If my husband and I get to be like Norm and Bernie 30 years from now, life will be good. Norm is my Spokane Club accountability partner, upon arriving at the Club he tells me to come find him


Candlelight Stretch Deep, meditative stretching can decrease stress, improve your flexibility and transform your body. Join Cyndi Slizza Donahue for a special yoga stretch by candlelight to unwind your body. Accessible to all bodies and yoga novices. Sign up by calling 459-4571 or by email to cslizza@spokaneclub.org. Monday, Feburary 13; 6:00 – 7:30 pm Valley; $10 for Members & Guests

Mindfulness & Meditation

and we will do our pull ups or push-ups, or both. Together we are becoming stronger in ways we both thought were part of our past. Perhaps it’s not that you don’t know what to do, but finding the person who will hold you accountable. Focus on finding a class, a partner, or meeting someone at the gym that is there at a similar time as you. For someone like me, these accountability partners have taken me to my highest level of fitness, a confidence and strength I could not have achieved on my own. For those of you just starting out, an accountability partner may be the person who helps exercise finally become a habit. Anything that’s achieved together is more meaningful than something done alone. Focus on people this year, the right ones, the ones you want to be like, and watch as you start becoming what you want to see. It wasn’t until I learned to ask for help that I became stronger than ever.

Daily stress and the anxiety it produces can be calmed by the practice of meditation. Mindfulness training is a proven strategy to help decrease your physical and mental reactions to the ups and downs of life. In this special workshop, you will learn techniques to focus on your breathing and thoughts to become more mentally present every day. Sign up at Sports Desk Downtown or contact Cyndi Slizza Donahue at cslizza@spokaneclub.org. Monday, April 24; 6:30 – 8:00 pm Downtown; $10 members; $20 non-member guests

Better Balance with U-District Finding Balance! Learn how to improve your actual balance, as well as the balance in your exercise program itself. Injuries often occur with a fall or loss of balance, but also with imbalanced workout routines that continuously stress the same part of the body. The seminar by Christine Cronin will be followed by a workshop with Christine and Cyndi Slizza Donahue to improve your ability to balance, and to balance your body! Sign up at the Sports Desk at 459-4571 or by contacting Cyndi Slizza Donahue at cslizza@spokaneclub.org. Tuesday, March 21; 12:30 – 2:30 pm; Downtown;$20 for Members & Guests www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 25


Fitness | personal training

The Club is Pleased to Welcome Personal Trainers, Amy Black and Amy Yeoman

Welcome Amy Black! What drew you, and keeps you interested in, the field of health and fitness? During my college years, I experienced first-hand how empowering it is to take control and make choices to cause the change I wanted to see in my body and how that affected other things in my life. I knew from that point forward I had do what I could to share that knowledge, inspiration, and support with others who have decided, for whatever reason, to do the work to make changes to live longer, healthier, more functional lives. What do you bring to your clients’ experience that’s uniquely yours, either in how you train, or the spirit in which you train, or both. I bring my whole self, my education, and wide variety of experience to every client experience. Each person is uniquely individual and may require a little different tool from what I call my “trainer toolbox.” I bring my education, which is the first tool in my toolbox where I built a 26 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

foundation of knowledge in strength, conditioning, biomechanics, and sports medicine working with a variety of college athletes from soccer to swimming to football to hockey, assessing and rehabbing chronic & traumatic injuries. I bring the hundreds of intense hours studying and practicing all of the STOTT Pilates techniques and principles to better understand and then teach how to move from a different perspective. I bring the emergency medical experience of being an EMT in the fire service for the last ten years. I bring an understanding of a unique sort of functional fitness that I gained as a full-time firefighter. I know that our bodies and minds can do more than we imagine possible because I have seen and experienced it firsthand. I believe what is most important is to create a more durable body and mind to endure and rise above what life throws at us at any given moment. All of these experiences are in my “trainer toolbox” and come with me to every training session, which allows me to have versatility in how I work with each person, whether it’s helping someone learn how to stand from a sitting position without assistance, explaining how changing the angle of a joint is all that is needed to reduce pain in a particular

“I believe what is most important is to create a more durable body and mind to endure and rise above what life throws at us at any given moment.”

movement, or coaching someone to drag a dummy weighing twice their body weight 100 feet to “safety”, while wearing 60lbs of gear, in a fire training drill. How do you define success in terms of client outcomes from your training/classes? What do you see as the subtle successes that sometimes don’t register on the scale? Success comes in a wide variety forms. Sometimes it’s obvious and sometimes it’s very subtle. Some of the subtle successes I enjoy are when a client comes in and tells me (with a surprised look on their face) that their doctor took them off, or reduced their dose, of a particular medication; when I see someone truly learn, or understand, something pivotal in their training creating an “ah-ha” moment that they will take with them from that moment on; when I see a better range of motion or a particular movement without pain that was there before. This is what creates more durable minds and bodies. Usually, they are small, unexpected, positive changes that are the most impactful and rewarding for them and for me. Success is in the “ah-ha moments” knowing that I contributed to that person living longer, healthier, and more functionally day-to-day. What do you most enjoy and value most about the Spokane Club and hope to contribute here? The Spokane Club has some of the most enjoyable members and trainers. I’m always running into friendly people with a smile on their face. I’ve never seen or felt the judgment that happens at so many other gyms/clubs. Our trainers are friendly with each other, sharing information and support instead of competing with each other. I truly enjoy being part of a great team and hope I can bring something of value.


Fitness | personal training

rather than feel limited by the health they have lost.

Welcome Amy Yeoman! What drew you, and keeps you interested in, the field of health and fitness? My journey in health and fitness began when I started running. I quickly realized that what I ate affected how I felt, not only during my runs but also throughout the rest of my day. As I began to take control of my own health and fitness, I felt more empowered as an individual and this began to spread to all areas of my life. I love helping people see this in their own lives and help to guide them through their own health journey. I think health is a gift and most areas of life depend heavily on our state of health and I love watching people rediscover what it feels like to be able to do something because of the health they have gained,

“I love watching people rediscover what it feels like to be able to do something because of the health they have gained, rather than feel limited by the health they have lost.”

What do you bring to your clients’ experience that’s uniquely yours, either in how you train, or the spirit in which you train, or both. I think it is very important to keep training simple, fun and individualized. There is constantly new research coming out about what is the newest and best way to train. While I think its important to stay up to date, I feel that for most people, getting them moving in a way that they enjoy and that works well for them will lead to long-term success. I also try to take a well-rounded approach. Fitness is only one component of health. I like to talk to my clients about diet and I like to understand who they are and what is important to them so that I can encourage and guide them in other areas of health as well. How do you define success in terms of client outcomes from your training/classes? What do you see as the subtle successes that sometimes don’t register on the scale? I am all about long term success and sustainable habits, but I also think it is important to recognize small feats. The funny thing with fitness is the more fit someone gets, the more they can push

themselves, so exercise doesn’t ever seem to get easier because they can push themselves harder. Because of this, I think it is an important part of my job to point out small improvements that my clients are making. I often find myself telling a client “You used to not be able to do that,” or “That movement is looking more natural,” or even “That is heavier than the last time you did this.” I believe there are always small successes to celebrate, and in order to achieve long-term changes it is crucial to notice the small successes along the way. What do you most enjoy and value most about the Spokane Club and hope to contribute here? I really enjoy the people at the Spokane Club. Every person I have come in contact with has been genuine, respectful and fun–and I love that! I also think the Spokane Club has great opportunities for members to take advantage of which is something that I like to be a part of. With that, I hope to contribute my expertise of nutrition by offering individualized nutrition counseling to our Spokane Club members. With this and the personal training, I ultimately hope to help the members of the Spokane Club be healthier, happier and more empowered individuals.

Achieve your fitness goals with a personal trainier! Whether you are training for a Marathon or just want to tone up a little, we are here to help you.

Call to schedule a FREE consultation with a personal trainer today. Valley: 535-3554 | Downtown: 459-4571 x505

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Fitness | court sports

NACAD Basketball Tournament: April 28-30

Beginner to Bloomsday

The North American Association of Club Athletic Director’s Basketball Tournament is organized by a host Club each year for the enjoyment of all involved. The Spokane Club is very excited and proud to announce that we will be the host for the 2017 NACAD Basketball Tournament! Around 35 teams from 10-12 different clubs will be heading to Spokane to participate in this year’s tournament. Games will be played at the Downtown location, including the championship games, as well as at the Warehouse Athletic Facility. Be sure to stop by and support the Spokane Club teams as they compete to add another championship title to the list!

This 10-week buildup to Spokane’s iconic race will help runners of all ability levels gain the stamina, strength, and confidence to complete the event with pride. Participants will learn skills such as proper stride mechanics, injury prevention drills, and safe mileage progressions. The cost of the course includes twice weekly group training, email access to the coach, and weekly training plans. If you’ve been on the fence about the race before, sign up for this course to make the 40th Anniversary Bloomsday one you won’t forget! Ages – 10 and up, family participation highly encouraged! Contact Daniel at dlee@spokaneclub.org or 459-4239 x512 to sign up. Registration deadline is February 21.

The Club Basketball League is Waiting For You! The Club offers seasonal basketball leagues and invites you to join us in the spring! We offer two different divisions (competitive and recreational) with a wide range of skills. If you are newer to the sport jump in on our B league and learn from some of the veteran players. If interested, please contact Tim Schultz at 459-4571 x501 or tschultz@spokaneclub.org.

Fall Basketball League Champs

Tuesdays & Thursdays February 28 - April 4; 6:00 – 7:00 pm $110, $120 w/Team Hat

Handball, Racquetball and Squash Lessons For All Ages! Are you ready to learn some basics or even take your game to the next level? The Club pros will help build your skills no matter your starting point, even youth lessons are available! The Club offers free training classes to all members and can even provide handball gloves and balls for all sports for first timers. Signing up is free and easy to do! Contact Tim Schultz at 459-4571 x501 or tschultz@ spokaneclub.org. He will forward your information over to the right coach. It’s your time to step out onto the court!

Save The Date!

Junior Triathon: Saturday, June 3rd

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Fitness | court sports

Squash Quickie Dates Looking for a little challenge in your squash game? Join us for our squash quickies out at the Valley on the dates below. Beverages and snacks will be provided! If interested, please contact Tim Schultz at 459-4571 x501 or tschultz@ spokaneclub.org.

Volleyball has Spiked its Way into the Club!

Thursdays, February 16; 5:30 pm March 16; 5:30 pm April 20; 5:30 pm

Racquetball Quickie Dates Open to all skill levels, men, women and juniors. Opportunity to demo some new racquets, challenge the pro, meet some new players, play singles, doubles and cutthroat. If interested, please contact Tim Schultz at 459-4571 x501 or tschultz@ spokaneclub.org. Saturdays, March 25 & April 22; 9:00 am

Handball Quickies The Club will be offering alternating locations for the upcoming Handball Quickies. See the schedule below. Beverages and snacks will be provided for players and will be available for purchase for spectators. Sunday, February 19; 10:00 am; DT Thursday, March 23; 5:30 pm; Valley Sunday, April 16; 10:00 am; DT Thursday, May 25; 5:30 pm; Valley

Pickleball Days at the Club! Pickleball dates are now set into the schedule! The format is open play, but challenges are always welcomed. Wednesdays; 7:30 – 8:30 am

Congratulations to our first annual Winter Volleyball Tournament winners the Jingle-Ballers. Next tournament: Look for our spring dates in the beginning of April!

Well, that was ugly!

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Recap

This year’s Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Tournament featured 13 teams, but only one team was able to dodge the challengers. Congratulations to the champions, Don and the Gay Apparels who took home the trophy and $75 in cash!

Fridays; 6:00 – 7:00 pm

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Fitness | court sports

Fred Schoner, Member Coach and Stacie Harper, CEO

50th Annual Lilac Handball Tournament Recap 80 plus Players from Canada, California, Montana and other states made the journey to Spokane to play in the 50th Annual Lilac Tournament. We showcased our hospitality with food put on by the Spokane Club all weekend long including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for over a 100 people. Cash prizes were given out as a Lilac first to all divisions. Club sponsors donated over four thousand dollars to the success of the Lilac. The Spokane Club has such a great reputation that individuals from around the state who did not even play or are not even members donated money to the event. This year’s Lilac was at full capacity with four courts housing games from early morning to night. There were many compliments from people who travel from all over the country and say the Lilac Handball Tournament is the best handball tournament they have ever attended. Three common compliments were first, that the food was outstanding and the menu change offered a variety of delicious dishes all weekend long! Also a nice welcome addition was a hot breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday mornings. Second, hospitality from the moment of checking in was well organized, with friendly catering staff and outstanding volunteers ready to extend our Spokane Club Hospitality, and third, competitive matches. This year’s draw of talented athletes made the tournament exciting to play in and enjoyable to watch. Thank you to all our sponsors and everyone involved with the 50th Grand Lilac Handball Tournament, see you next year! 30 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017


Fitness | tennis

2017 Spokane Invitational Tennis Tournament Starts the Year Off Right!

Sweetheart, It’s that Time Again: Our Annual Valentine’s Mixer! Get your Valentine partner fired up early by kicking off the weekend at the Club’s annual Valentine’s Day tennis mixer! This year’s event will feature tennis, dinner catered by the Club, fun, and lots of competition. Prizes will be awarded to those stepping up their game both on and off the court. Anticipate games of skill, questions of familiarity, and great fun by all who participate! Cost is $21/player. Sign-up at the Valley Desk or contact Jeff at 535-3554 for more details! (First 3 pairs signing up get bonus prize!) Friday, February 10; 6:00 – 10:-00 pm $21 per player

South Perry Pizza made the weekend sweeter for champs and chumps!

M4.0s: Scott Anders and Greg Voigt sport the finalist caps!

Freezing weather and growing snow banks couldn’t keep the 124 competitors away from Spokane’s first tennis tourney of the year! For a third year running South Perry Pizza (owner/club members John and Paula Siok) provided a reason to stay at the club all day Saturday eating great pizza and salad, while on-court players from Montana, Oregon, Idaho, and from all over Washington played their hearts out. Excellent competition and awesome sportsmanship dominated as there were zero calls for officiating during the course of this 4-day event!

W4.0 Doubles: Lori Nicol/Lisa Greer/Disa Vradenburg/Jayne Deife after a hard 4.0 battle!

W3.5s: Laura Sanford outlasted Janie Slater but both loved their Spokane Club hats!

Heart Pumping Fun with Cardio Tennis! The fastest growing segment in US tennis is the USTA’s Cardio Tennis program! Clubs across the country have embraced this great program and the Club continues to be on the leading edge of the movement! This program emphasizes the physical heath benefits of playing tennis rather than the technical tactical benefits. A combination of high energy drills and movements coupled with super fun players of all levels makes this a workout with a smile every time! Classes run Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm for $11 and Saturday 9:00 – 10:15 am for $13. Sign-up at the Valley Desk today! www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 31


Fitness | tennis

A Re-Cap: 2016 Member’s Tennis Tournament

Our 2016 Spokane Club Members Tourney Champion and runner-ups are listed below: Men’s Open Singles Kyle Fager def Zach Williams 6-3;6-4 Men’s Open Doubles Chris Tate/Kirk Vradenburg def Tod/ Brian Whitman 6-3;6-2 Men’s 4.0 Singles Keith Schmidt def Scott Anderson 6-2;3-6;10-7

Kirk Vradenburg and Chris Tate defeated Tod and Brian Whitman in the Open Doubles As of December 31, 2016, not only is the year over but our 2016 Spokane Club Members Tournament is officially ended! Although the “primary” tournament dates were November 12-21, a few events were re-scheduled and finally played on Dec 31! With 188 players, the members tourney continues to be the biggest tennis event of the year. Tod Whitman, President and CEO of 24/7 Educational Services once again agreed to sponsor this Annual Club evert. With Tod’s sponsorship, we are able to increase the value of participant gifts and food offerings, while keeping the cost to play in check! This year, all entrants were provided with unique, Spokane Club-logo rubber cups along with a huge selection of hot and cold food catered by the Spokane Club. With our sponsor’s continued support, this event continues to be an awesome member value. Play on the courts didn’t disappoint as Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles draws provided avenues for all players to compete in level. The Open events became a Fager family affair as 18-year-old Kyle captured the Men’s Open singles while 16-year-old Brooke defeated her mom, Kristina, in the Women’s Open singles!

Men’s 4.0 Doubles Don Ho/Pat Redmond def Joe Hamilton/Kyle Williams 7-5;6-2 Men’s 3.5 Singles Rahul Sharma def Kevin Collins 6-0;7-5 Men’s 3.5 Doubles Peter Higa/Kevin Collins def Steve Lamberson/Charlie McElligott 7-5;6-0 Men’s 3.0 Doubles Mike Redmond/Clancy Welsh won round-robin Women’s Open Singles Brook Fager def Christina Fager 6-1;6-1 Women’s 4.0 Doubles Kari Bowton/Mona Ryan def Jayne Deife/Disa Vradenburg 6-2;2-6;10-6 Women’s 3.5 Singles Patti Marvel def Collette Jarvelin 4-6;7-5;10-7

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4.0 Singles: The short and long of the draw, Runner-up Scott Anderson and Champion Keith Schmidt

Women’s 3.5 Doubles Kiersten Shelby/Jlynn Spitz def Staci Covey/Lisa Heath 7-5;6-3


Fitness | tennis

Women’s 3.0 Doubles Linda Solan/Anne Vogel won round robin Mixed Doubles 7.0 Kristen/John Bumgarner def Paula/ Rob Scott 6-4;4-6;12-10 Mixed Doubles 8.0 Molly Know/Carlo Santos def Lisa/Kim Greer 6-0; 6-0

Calling All Junior Tennis Players 4-12 years old! Due to spring soccer and baseball leagues kicking off, beginning March 5, PeeWee and Scrapper classes are moving from Saturday to Sunday morning! Pee Wee Tennis (ages 4-7) Provides an introductory class to tennis with an emphasis on FUN, sportsmanship and basic tennis stroke production. Sundays 10:30 – 11:15 am; Cost: $11

Scrapper Tennis (ages 6-8) is a class designed around graduating Pee Wees who are looking for an upgrade in challenge. We use low-compression red balls in this class and begin some tennis game competition on size-appropriate courts. Sundays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm; Cost: $12

Tweeners/Beginner Intermediate (ages 8-13) class is a more competitive class with players transitioning to yellow balls and full 78’ courts with a focus on technique, strategy and footwork. Kids are preparing to compete socially and competitively from this class. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm; Cost: $18

Kevin Collins prepares to dig in on an awesome buffet!

Spring Break PeeWee Tennis Plans? Information on our first Downtown Swim/Tennis Day Camp will be posted throughout the Club and information passed out during classes. Coach Sarah Dix will have all the details! Contact Sarah Dix if you have any questions regarding class placement. Spring Classes are enrolling now. Call the Valley Location to sign up for classes or email Jeff Urie at jurie@ spokaneclub.org. Collette Jarvelin and Patti Marvel www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 33


Fitness | aquatics

Masters Swimming The Masters swimming class is for anyone 18 years and older. Our mission is to help you achieve your swimming and fitness goals, whatever they may be. Join us for expert coaching, technique instruction, and camaraderie. Whether you are swimming for fitness, a competitive swimmer, open water swimmer, or a triathlete, this is your class! Mondays & Wednesdays; 6:30 – 7:30 pm Cost: $50

Hybrid American Red Cross First Aid/ CPR/AED (Ages: 16+) NEW!

Toddler Time in the Valley (Ages 6 mo -5 years) Introduce your child to the fun of being in the water with Toddler Time. This drop-in program is much like open swim, but for parents and their toddlers, requiring in-water participation from the parent or guardian. Toddler Time swimming is located in the Valley Pool. Parents must be in the water with their children. Non-potty trained participants must wear a swim diaper. Tuesdays & Thursdays; 11:30 – 12:30; Free; Lifeguard on duty in the Valley

Jr Lifeguard Camp (Ages 10-15) Find out what it takes to be a great lifeguard with this Junior lifeguarding course! Learn everything from lifesaving and leadership skills to fitness and professional development. Students will learn in-water rescues, first aid, CPR/AED, victim removal, and scanning techniques, among other skills. This course is a great way to prepare for full certification at the age of 16. Lunch is not provided, but may be ordered from the Deli or Club Restaurant and billed to your account. Sack lunches and snacks are OK to bring as long as there are no peanut products. Come join us for fun at the pool while you learn techniques which could save a life! Cancellations must be received by the Friday before the start of class to avoid $10 cancellation fee. Contact Chris in Aquatics at 459-4571 x512 or cbarry@spokaneclub.org to sign up. Space is limited. Monday – Friday, April 3 – 7; 8:30 am – 3:00 pm; Cost: $120/child; siblings’ $100/child

Spring Break Valley Pool Guard Hours Monday – Friday, April 3-7 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 34 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2017

If you need training in CPR/FIRST AID/AED for an OSHA-mandated job requirement, or you just want to know how to keep your loved ones safe, the Club will ensure you get training that sticks. Using the American Red Cross award-winning online pre-course as well as in-class training, you will receive guaranteed results. Class includes digital certificate, valid for 2 years, plus free access to digital learning materials and online refresher courses. $10 cancellation fee will apply if received after the registration deadline. Contact Chris in Aquatics at 509-459-4571 x512 or cbarry@spokaneclub.org to sign up. Space is limited. NOTE: Online, at-home work required before class attendance. Approximate time of online work, 2 hours. March 13 (register by March 6)

5:00 – 8:00 pm; Cost: $50

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


Fitness | aquatics

Swim Team The Club Swim Team takes swimming to the next level for kids looking to enhance and perfect their skills. The program provides high quality instruction, individual skill development, and team building experiences. The coach will help swimmers enhance all four competitive strokes, improve racing techniques, and build self-confidence in and out of the pool. We have four levels of swim team available:

NEW Valley Intro to swim team - $40 Prerequisites: Swim length of Valley pool freestyle and backstroke, approximately 18 yards. Tuesdays & Thursdays; 4:00 – 4:40 pm

Silver - $40 Great for new swim team members-introduction to swim team drills, strokes and competitions. Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards freestyle and backstroke. Practice times: Monday & Wednesday; 4:15 – 5:00 pm

Gold - $45 Great for continuing swim team members. Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards freestyle, backstroke and breastroke; coach’s approval. Practice times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday; 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Platinum - $50 Great for swimmers wanting more competition Prerequisites: Coach’s approval Practice times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday; 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Optional all team practice every Thursday 5:00– 6:30 pm Optional swim meet dates: Feb 17 • Mar 24 • May 19; Spokane Club Apr 21-Liberty Lake Athletic Club

Why Try Paddleboard Classes? The current hot fitness trend across the nation, paddleboard classes are a new and exciting way to get a full body workout! We have added two formats: Paddleboard Yoga and Paddleboard Fitness. Paddleboard Yoga steps land-based yoga up a notch by moving it to a floating paddleboard. Paddleboard Fitness incorporates HIIT and plyometric into a full body workout. In February, the Club will be adding in a 3rd format, Family Paddleboard fitness. This class is much like the Paddleboard Fitness class, adapted for families of all ages (including children who are comfortable in deep water). Individuals at all fitness levels will be able to participate as boards are tethered to the side of the pool--you can keep the workout at a basic level or push yourself. Swimsuits are not required, quick dry yoga or gym attire is recommended. You may get wet. Classes are held daily downtown, see the fitness schedule on page 22 for details..

Dive In Movie Coming up on February 24th the pool is happy to present, Trolls, for our next Dive In Movie! Your kids will have a great time enjoying sandwiches, popcorn and fruit, all while watching a movie in the pool! Sign up today and join us for a movie, crafts and prizes! Drop off will be available at 5:30 in front of the Studio B. The pool will open at 5:45 and the movie starts at 6:15. Please make sure to check your children in with the Lifeguard and out again at the end of the night. The event will be over and we kindly ask that children be picked up promptly at 8:00. • Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. • Children 3 years of age will be required to wear a life jacket • All children must be potty trained Please call the pool at 459-4571 x512 to register and save your space today! All participants must be registered prior to the event. Friday, February 24; Trolls; $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional

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Fitness | aquatics

UPCOMING SWIMMING LESSONS Summer is just around the corner! Are your kid’s water safe? Come participate in our swim lesson program with guaranteed results. We have group lessons available for kids ages 6 months and up beginning every month. Classes are available Downtown and in the Valley. Must receive cancellation by the Friday before the start of class to avoid $10 cancellation fee. How to sign up: 1. Pick your session from the list below 2. Pick your top 2 times in the session open time period 3. Call Aquatics at 509-459-4571 x513 4. Give your child’s name, age, and skill level 5. Give your name and return phone number 6. We will set up the classes the week prior and try to accommodate requested times

Downtown

Valley

February 4 – March 1

February 4 – March 1

Mon/Wed 9:00 – 11:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm $48 Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $24 Sundays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $24

Tue/Thur 9:00 – 11:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm $48 Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $24

March 4 – 30

March 4 – 30

Mon/Wed 3:30 – 6:00 pm $48 Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $24 Sundays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $24

Tue/Thur 9:00 – 11:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm $48 Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $24

April 10 – 30

April 10 – 30

Mon/Wed 3:30 – 6:00 pm $36 Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $18 Sundays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $18

Tue/Thur 9:00 – 11:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm $36 Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $18

Private Swim Lessons – Great for all ages! Children –$25 per half hour for one child and $5 for each additional child. Ages 6 months+ Adult –$35 per half-hour Sign up online at Spokaneclub.athletics/aquatics or call 459-4571 x512.

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Family | happenings

Valentine Candy Making

Lunch is not provided. You may bring a sack lunch (NO PEANUT PRODUCTS), order from the Club Restuarant or the Deli and have it billed to your account. Make reservations now. Limited space available.

Come to the Club and we will make candy to give as a Valentine gift--or you can just eat it all yourself! We will be making cake batter truffles! Yummy chocolate and cakey goodness!

Monday, February 20; 8:30 – 5:00 Cost for camp, $6 per hour; Additional

Friday, February 10

siblings 20% less; Non-members 30% extra

Ages 5 to 8; 4:00 – 5:00 pm Ages 9 and up; 5:00 – 6:00 pm; $5 per child

Errand Day Every Day

Downtown

Valentines Date Night (18 months and up) Leave your kiddos in Childcare while you and your sweetheart go have a romantic dinner alone! In Childcare, the kids will get to play, make a craft, and watch a movie! You may leave the Club for this event. Dinner is not provided, but you may order for the kids through the Club Restaurant or the Deli. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling 459-4571 x515. Space is limited. Tuesday, February 14; 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Errand day gives you 3 hours of time to run errands while your children are at the Club having fun. Choose your 3 hour time slot during any of the weekday hours we are open. Infants may stay for 2 hours max. Downtown only. Reservations are required. Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515; Cost: $18 for one child, $7 each

Downtown; Cost: $21 for 1 child, $12 each additional sibling

additional sibling; $14 for Infants for 2

President’s Day Camp (ages 5 - 12)

hours; No prorating

Enjoy crafts, games and swimming fun for ages 5 to 12! We will have camp from 8:30 – 5:00 (extended hours available). You can sign up for all day or choose your time.

Childcare Hours Update: If no children are present 45 minutes before closing, Childcare will close.

CHILDCARE SCHEDULES MONDAY

WEDNESDAY

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CLOSED

VALLEY 8:45 am 12:00 pm

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8:45 am 1:30 pm 4:00 to 7:30 pm to

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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 2 hours or less per day can be included in our $75 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 | Spring 2017 | 37


Family | happenings

FEBRUARY

Tween Art Class (ages 10 and up)

10 Valentine Candy Making

Do you like to paint and create fun art or do you want to learn how? Then come to this class and learn how to paint a fun picture of a nighttime silhouette on canvas with acrylic paints. See project to the right. We will have snacks and lots of creative fun!

14 Valentine’s Date Night

Friday, March 10; 5:30 – 7:30 pm

S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

20 President’s Day Camp

$15 per person; Cost includes snacks and art supplies

MARCH S M T W TH F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Parents Night Out (18 months and up) Ready for a date night? Drop the kids off in Childcare for playtime, crafts, and a movie while you go out and have some time to yourselves without the kiddos. Dinner is not provided, but you may order for the kids through the Club Restaurant or the Deli. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling 459-4571 x515. Friday, March 24; 5:30 – 8:30

10 Tween Art Class

Cost: $21 for 1 child, $12 each additional sibling

24 Parents Night Out

Crazy Kids Spring Fling (ages 4 and up)

1 Summer Camp Sign Ups Begin

Leave the kids at the Club where they will have fun bouncing in the castle, making crafts, and watching a movie while you go out and enjoy some time alone. There will be pizza available for the kids from 6:00 – 6:30. Popcorn and treats will be served during the movie. Younger siblings over 1 year in age may hang out in Childcare (regular Childcare rates apply). No infants. Reservations required 72 hours in advance and can be made by calling 459-4571 x515. Space is limited to 30 kids; Minimum 20.

3-7 Spring Break Camp

Friday, May 12; 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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15 Valley Egg Hunt

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Downtown; Cost: 1 child $25; $12 each additional sibling


Family | happenings

New this Year! Swim and Tennis lessons available Spring Break Camp (ages 5 and up) Bring the kids to the Spokane Club this Spring break. In addition to our fun camp, you can sign your kids up for swimming and tennis lessons every day. We will get them to and from their classes and keep the kids busy in between with arts and crafts, games, and activities. Our camp is a fun and happy place to be when school is out. We keep the kids busy and active all day! Your child may attend the entire week, day or part of a day. Lunch is not provided but may be ordered from the Deli or Club Restaurant and billed to your account. Sack lunches and snacks are OK to bring as long as there are no peanut products. We do provide snacks as well. Reservations required and be sure to make them early; space for this camp is limited. To make reservations call Childcare at 459-4571 x515. Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7

Easter Festivities at the Club! Valley Easter Egg Hunt

Grab your Easter baskets and head out to the Valley location for an afternoon the whole family will enjoy at our annual Easter Egg Hunt! We’ll have Golden eggs with special prizes, candy, a petting zoo with rescued animals from 2nd Chance Ranch, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Saturday, April 15; 1:00 – 3:00 pm; Valley; $15* per child, $5* per adult (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Easter Brunch

Spring has sprung — and what better way to celebrate then by bringing family and friends to the Club for this special Easter event! Reservations required, call Kelli Campbell at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Sunday, April 16; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Georgian Ballroom, Cutter Room

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

$39* Adults (16 and over); $15* Children 6-15

Extended hours available for an extra fee

Children 5 and under FREE! (*Plus tax and gratuity)

OPTION 1: Weekly Camp ONLY; 5 day rate $200, or $6 per hour, Siblings 20% less OPTION 2: Weekly Camp with Swim lessons; Additional $25 per child/per week OPTION 3: Weekly Camp with Tennis Lessons; Additional $60 per child/per week OPTION 4: Weekly Camp with both Tennis and Swim Lessons Additional $85 per child/per week Non-member rate 30% extra Daily rates available

Summer Camps Reservations begin April 1st. Look for information on the website and in our Summer issue of Signals.

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Thank you to all those who attended the BodyPump100 Event and for making it such a great success! Watch for details about our next quarterly Launch Party in April! It will highlight the new format CXWORX, along with Bodyflow and BodyCombat.

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Reciprocal Clubs: Your Window to the World!

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to start planning family vacations, honeymoons, personal getaways and business retreats. Wherever you may be traveling, for work or play, remember that your benefits as a Spokane Club member include access to other private clubs around the world. Take a tour of this beautiful array of reciprocal club locations by going to the Club website at www.spokaneclub.org/membership/reciprocal-clubs/ Find a place you love? Simply contact the Front Desk for a letter of introduction before making your reservation at any of these exclusive clubs. Bon Voyage! www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2017 | 41


Photos by Ifong Chen Photography

Bridal Elegance Show at the Spokane Club

Friday, February 17, 2017 5:00 - 8:00 pm Georgian Ballroom

Reserve by calling 459-4237 No charge

Signals Spring 2017  

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