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The Spokane Club Magazine

Winter 2017 Volume 52 No. 1 USPS 000239 Marketing & Communications Director 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

17 social _____

articles ______

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Social Events

By Chris Bell, Board Chair

13 Restaurant News 14 Club’s Within the Club

Club Management

838-8513 . joconnor@spokaneclub.org Controller • David McDowell 459-4232 . dmcdowell@spokaneclub.org Marketing & Communications Director Kate Spencer

Membership Director 17 Give the Gift of Membership 18 New Members 22 Members to Know

459-4535 . kspencer@spokaneclub.org

fitness news ___________

Membership Director • Cyndi Donahue

28 Fitness News

459-4242 • cdonahue@spokaneclub.org

29 Strenghth of Mind

Sports & Fitness Director . Melissa Elfering

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By Christine Cronin, U-District PT

Meet John O’Connor, General Manger

business ________ 16 Meet Cyndi Donahue,

General Manager . John O’Connor

Chair Message

By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief 7

Meet David McDowell, Spokane Club Controller By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

family _____ 38 Family Happenings

schedules _________ 24 Events at-a-glance

459-4570 . melfering@spokaneclub.org

30 Court Sports

25 Gym & Aquatics Schedule

Interim HR Director Deborah Traxel

32 Tennis News

26 Downtown Fitness Schedule

34 Aquatics News

27 Valley Fitness Schedule

459-4577 . hr@spokaneclub.org Valley Director • Trevor Buckley 459-4240 . tbuckley@spokaneclub.org Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie 535-3554 . jurie@spokaneclub.org

Correction: The Fall issue story on the Club’s new Board members mistakenly printed Linda Underwood’s husband’s first name as John, when in fact, it is Jeff. We apologize for the mistake and thank both Jeff and Linda for being the good sports and great Club members they have been through thick and thin.

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Business | Chairman’s message

Use Your Club for Life!

By Chris Bell, Board Chair

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love this season at the Spokane Club. It is all about traditions. Our family has enjoyed creating new traditions over the last few months dropping our son off in childcare and sweating it out in Cardio Tennis or for football gamedays, heading to the Club Restaurant to enjoy a relaxed, delicious Sunday breakfast and soak in all the different football games with friends. The upcoming season is steeped in Club traditions. Thanksgiving buffet, Gin Fizz Luncheon, Gingerbread House Night, Ugly Sweater Dodge Ball Tourney, Old English Dinner and everyone’s favorite, Tom & Jerry Member Appreciation. There is no better time to get down to the Club to celebrate the season with family and friends. What are your favorite Club traditions? Share your favorites on the Spokane Club Facebook page with #Spokane Club Traditions. This time of year can leave schedules packed with activities, leaving little time to plan and prepare. Let the Club make it easier and more enjoyable for you. In-laws or out of town guests for the holidays? Invite your guests to stay at the Club in one of the newly remodeled hotel rooms. Have a crowd over for 2 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

Thanksgiving but need to work on your trick plays for your neighborhood Turkey Bowl? Call the Club and order Thanksgiving Dinner to go. Snow or rain giving you the excuse to miss 9:30am PIYO group fitness class? Call the Club and have the Club Courtesy Car sent to pick you up at your office downtown so you don’t miss your workout. The Club is here to make your life easier. If you can dream it up, Club staff will do what they can to accommodate your requests.

I have had the Club cater a breakfast at my wife’s workplace to celebrate the premiere of her tv show Good Day on Fox, organize a guided fishing trip including lunch and transportation to and from the river, tasty weeknight dinners off the menu to go, and even order and send flowers. It is your Club, use it. You just need to ask. A quick update on Club operations, we are thrilled to welcome John O’Connor as the new Club General Manager. John will be a fixture at the Club during the holidays. Please be sure to introduce yourself to John, welcome him to the Club, and share with him what you love about your Club. Happy holidays. I will see you at the Club.


Spokane Club Board Members

Chris Bell Chairman

cbell@naiblack.com

Staci Clary Member at Large staci@holdon.us

Pat DeVries Vice Chair/ Chair-Elect patrick@devriesinc.com

Christopher Greene Trustee

Trish McFarland Past Chair

Lindsay Burdett Secretary

Jeff Fountain Trustee

Andy DeMott Trustee

trishmcfarland46@gmail.com lindsburdett@gmail.com

crgreene@watrust.com jeff@copelandarchitects.com

Photo not available at press time

John Pariseau Trustee

Ron Anderson Trustee

Nancy Vorhees Trustee

ademott@comcast.net

Dan Kuney Member at Large

Jordan Piscopo Treasurer

dkuney@maxkuney.com bensen@piscopo@gmail.com

Jim Branson Trustee

Linda Underwood Trustee

jbranson@watrust.com linda.underwood@usbank.com

Membership Committee Chair

Valley House Committee Chair

Martinique Wood

Tamara McGregor

martiniquew@gmail.com

mcgregortamara@gmail.com

House Committee Chair

Athletics Committee Chair

Dennis Murphy

Rich Carver

frogmoreman@gmail.com

richwcarver@gmail.com

john@johnpariseau.com rona@ronandersoncpa.com Nancy.vorhees @comcast.net

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Meet John O’Connor, General Manager of the Spokane Club

John and his kids: Left to right: Danny, Meg, John, Jen and Cat

By Kate Spencer, Marketing & Communications Director Photos by John O’Connor and family

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or more than 20 years, John O’Connor’s passion for excellence in the hospitality, hotel, health and fitness industries has driven both his career and his life. A Colorado native who never lost his wonder of the mountains and the sky, John’s leadership roles have taken him from Chicago to Albuquerque and well beyond. The next great chapter of his life will be written as General Manager of the Spokane Club. “John has demonstrated a commitment to elevating the member experience while leading diverse business units in a fiscally responsible way,” says Chris Bell, Chairman of the Spokane Club Board. Most recently, John served as General Manager of the Buckingham Club, an upscale city club in downtown Chicago. This full-service athletic, social and dining club offers many of the amenities of 4 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

the Spokane Club. Prior to that, John was the General Manager of the Club at Corazon, a private club in Dublin, Ohio. The Corazon offers resort-style amenities to its members, including tennis, athletics, restaurant, banquet services, outdoor pools, wedding and banquet services, and a spa.

“John has demonstrated a commitment to elevating the member experience while leading diverse business units in a fiscally responsible way,” says Chris Bell, Chairman of the Spokane Club Board.

Other notable clubs John has managed that speak to his understanding and appreciation of the multi-faceted world of club management include: Kayak Chicago, New Mexico Sports and Wellness, Fitness Formula Clubs, North Pier Athletic Club and the Lasalle Club. As the new General Manager of the Spokane Club, John will continue his career mission of creating the very finest experience for members and guests, while building an inclusive and dynamic workplace for staff. An avid sports and outdoors fan, John understands the meaning of teamwork and its importance in creating and maintaining meaningful results, long term success and fiscal responsibility. His enthusiasm, grounded in hard work and proven results, is contagious. “The Spokane Club is the members’ club and it represents so much more than just a membership. It’s a very real and true sense of connection to history, community and a literal sum of its parts. There is something really special about that. The passion and connection of the Club’s members provides a unique opportunity to carry on the legacy of the Spokane Club for future generations.”


The future generation in John’s own life includes the four children that he and his wife, Kelly, have raised and grown into amazing young adults: Jen (age 25), twins Megan and Cat (age 24) and Danny (age 22). Married for 27 years, John and Kelly look forward to new adventures, and enjoying the great outdoors of our beautiful Inland Northwest. “Spokane is really an attractive place with a great lifestyle. This city, built on a river by industrious people, partially destroyed by a fire, and re-built stronger by those same people, has a great legacy and one that’s very reminiscent of another favorite city of mine, Chicago. The Spokane Club has played an important role in Spokane’s history and heritage. My role as General Manager gives me the opportunity to honor the past, produce in the present and prepare for the future.” Part of that future also involves securing the present. For John, that means meeting the needs of a diverse Club membership demographic, staying relevant while keeping traditions alive, retaining our current members, and continuing to grow our membership. A huge factor in achieving these goals is the preparedness and responsiveness of Spokane Club staff. “I believe 100% in nurturing good and talented people to find something inside them that will ignite curiosity about what is possible. My belief is that a GM is only as good as the people around him or her. By allowing staff to have an understanding of the challenges, they will feel more invested in the successes. My ability to include, not exclude, will be an asset to the challenges we face. And I challenge everyone—employees and members—to find their passion and bring that to the Club each day.” It’s the very same challenge that John presents to himself on a daily basis.

His work motto, “The Obstacle is the Way” is inspired by the book of the same name by Ryan Holiday. A voracious reader, this particular book’s message resonates with John’s commitment to turning adversity to advantage. He often finds inspiration and strength for the challenge in his love of the outdoors and creative hobbies. “Growing up in Denver, I have always appreciated what ‘the outdoors’ really is. I love to find adventure and truly believe that the road less traveled is usually more interesting. Hiking, kayaking, and paddle

boarding are great fun for me. I’m also really interested in photography, reading great books, and watching Dancing With The Stars. I’m a huge sports fan—the Denver Broncos and Chicago Cubs are in my heart—and I enjoy pretty much anything life has to offer.” Please join us in welcoming the Club’s new General Manager, John O’Connor! To send John a welcoming message, please email joconnor@spokaneclub.org. Look for news on the upcoming meet and greet gatherings with John O’Connor in your Club emails.

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NEW! SPOKANE CLUB MEMBER BENEFITS

Spokane Club Members! Make the most of your travels and enjoy a Member for the Day Experience. The KemperCollection is a private club reciprocity and concierge program designed to be a club-to-club booking experience. Reservations may be coordinated through the Spokane Club’s General Manager, John O’Connor at joconnor@spokaneclub.org.

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Meet David McDowell, Spokane Club Controller

By Kate Spencer, Marketing & Communications Director

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ince he first came onboard as Interim CFO with the Spokane Club in May of this year, David McDowell has been a strong financial leader and advocate for the Club. His cheerful, outgoing personality doesn’t fit the stereotype of a CPA, but his intelligence and dedication to best practices—and results— are those of a first class professional. How he applies those strengths, and get results, is a win-win for the Club. “I’m committed to moving the Spokane Club operations in a positive direction by establishing a high degree of transparency and management information to improve the cost of what we do. My broad experience with a wide variety of organizations can be applied to operating the many departmental businesses within the greater Club.” A licensed CPA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting from the University of Idaho, Moscow, David is also a member of the Order of Omega and Chapter Luminary of Delta Chi Fraternity. Previous positions include Director of Business and Operations for Lakeland

Joint School District; Finance Director for Kootenai County; Controller for the Coeur d/Alene Tribe; and Controller for the Corporation of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. Future goals and benchmarks he sees for the Spokane Club are “moving operations to a more successful level where the members and employees can be assured and excited about the efforts and results that are generated. And also, establishing processes to provide meaningful information for decision making and management reporting.”

David was initially hired by the Club as an Interim CFO and was represented by Robert Half & Associates, a staffing agency that provides professional services on a long or short term, temporary basis. For the Club, however, David possessed the kind of financial talent and superior work ethic that came just at the right time. David was offered the full time staff position of Controller this month and is delighted with both the professional challenge and the personal interactions with members and staff that make the Club such a great place to be. The first Club event David and his wife, Jill, attended was a Cellar Dwellers offering, which both of them thoroughly enjoyed. The couple lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and are the parents of three children, TJ, Kelly and Megan. David sees great opportunities for the Club, both in its relationship with the management team of KemperSports, and in maintaining and growing financial stability along with a new, wider array of member amenities and benefits. (For more on new member benefits for Spokane Club members, see page 6). “I see our greatest opportunities at the Club in focusing our energies on providing high quality experiences for our members. Of equal importance is re-energizing a productive team environment that provides facilities and services that encourage members to use their club and its services.” Like most people, what David enjoys most about the Club is both its rich history and the people who make the present such a pleasure to share. “Working with a dedicated staff and having the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the success of the Club serves as great inspiration to me and to the vision of the Club’s future.” www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2017 | 7


Social | events

Big Night Out

Family Bingo! Bring the entire family for a fun night of family Bingo! We will have a delicious dinner buffet available while you test your luck at Bingo! There will be fun prizes for the winners! Friday, November 17; 5:30-7:00 pm Library; $10* Members $12* Guests (*Plus tax and gratuity) $1 for ea BINGO card; Cash only please

Lucky Big Night Out Bingo Winners!

Member Appreciation Event

Tom & Jerry’s

Join us for another Adults only Big Night Out Bingo! (Ages 21+) See if you have the luck it takes to win BIG! We will have a delicious dinner buffet for you to enjoy and drinks available as you play! There will be fun prizes for the winners, including a grand prize for the final blackout winner! Childcare will be available for this event; reservations must be made by calling 459-4571 x515. Visit spokanceclub.org or call 459-4239 to reserve your space today! Thursday, November 9; 5:30 – 7:00 pm; Library; $10* Members $12* Guests (*Plus tax and gratuity); $1 for ea BINGO card; Cash only please

In true thanksgiving spirit the Spokane Club would like to thank you all for your loyal Membership! Join us for our annual Tom & Jerrys Member appreciation event that has been celebrated at the Club for decades! Connect with fellow Members in the Library for some pre-Thanksgiving fun! Wednesday, November 22 11:00 am – 1:30 pm; Cutter Library Complimentary for members This event is for members only, please.

Calling All Holiday Elves to the Annual Christmas Decorating Project! Holiday décor at the Club is truly special thanks to Team Santa led by two very special member elves, Corky Mason and Rosemarie Talkington. Rosemarie and Corky, two of the best sports you’ll ever meet, give of their time, humor, artistic flair and holiday spirit to make the Club extra festive and beautiful for fellow members, staff and visitors to the Club. If you would like to join this amazing group of volunteer elves, please email Rosemary at ttalki0526@aol.com. Monday, November 27

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Social | events

Thanksgiving at the Club Since the first celebration shared by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians in 1621, to President Lincoln’s declaration in 1863 of a national Thanksgiving Day, to our modern gatherings,Thanksgiving is a cherished tradition. This year we are offering several ways to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at the Club! Join us for our traditional Grand Buffet or get your Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go. Choose your options, make you reservations, and enjoy!

Thanksgiving Option 1: Traditional Grand Buffet Our traditional Thanksgiving Grand Buffet in the Georgian Ballroom includes: Cold Items: Asparagus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette • Winter Beet Salad • French Bean Salad with Cinnamon Apples and Red Wine Vinaigrette • Caesar Salad • Cranberry Orange Relish • Assorted Rolls including Orange Rolls Hot Menu Items: Green Beans with Garlic Butter • Roasted Winter Vegetables •Traditional Mashed Potatoes • Roasted Sweet Potato • Salmon, Tomato Jam, Red Wine • Linguini Vongole • Sweet Sausage Cinnamon Apple Sage Stuffing • Roasted New York Steak with Horseradish Cream • Oven-roasted Turkey • Turkey Gravy Kids Buffet: Chicken Strips • Mac and Cheese • Mini Corn Dogs DESSERT: Assorted Mini Desserts • Pumpkin Pie • Crème Brulee To avoid charges to your account, cancellations must be made by November 19th. Thursday, November 23; 2:00 – 5:30 pm; Georgian Ballroom and Cutter $40* Adults (16 and over); $22* Children 6-15; Children 5 and under FREE! (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Love Thanksgiving leftovers? Anyone joining us for Thanksgiving dinner in the Georgian this year can take home some extra fixings to enjoy later! We will have it packed and ready to go when you’ve finished dinner. Preorder to guarantee that leftovers will be available for you. They include: turkey, Mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing and cranberry sauce. For members and their guests only; Reservations required, call Sara at 459-4237 and make your reservation today; Cancellations by November 16; Leftovers $28 (Plus tax)

Thanksgiving Option 2: Dinners-to-go If you prefer to have Thanksgiving at home let us help! Chose from these two selections below: Smaller Gathering: (serves 6-8) 10-12 pound turkey with all the trimmings including: 1 qt. sweet sausage cinnamon apple stuffing, 1 qt. turkey gravy, 1 qt. butter whipped potatoes, 1 qt. roasted sweet potatoes, 1 pt. cranberry orange relish, 1 dz. Orange rolls, 1 pumpkin pie and 1 pint whipping cream. Larger gathering: (serves 12-14) 18-22 pound turkey with all of the trimmings included: 2 qt. sweet sausage cinnamon apple sage dressing, 2 qt. turkey gravy, 2 qt. butter whipped potatoes, 2 qt. roasted sweet potatoes, 1 pt. cranberry orange relish, 2 dz. orange rolls, 2 pumpkin pies and 2 pints whipping cream. Dinners sell out quickly; call 459-4237 to order today! Thursday, November 23 Pick-up 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Please check in at the Front Desk Small Dinner $175;* Large Dinner $210* (*Plus tax) www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2017 | 9


Social | events

Santa’s Sleighbell Breakfast

Craft Night

Make Your Own Wreath

The Holiday season is here! What better way to decorate for the Holidays than with a handmade Wreath! Bring some friends and join us for our first wreath making class where you can design and create your own Holiday wreath! Reservations required, call 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Friday, December 1; 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Cutter Lounge; $30* Members; $35* Guests (*plus tax)

Saturday, December 16; 9:00 am – Noon Entire Downstairs $14* Adults; $10* Children 4 and up 3 and under free (Plus tax and gratuity)

Gin Fizz Luncheon The magnificent ladies of the Club come together on this special December day to enjoy the great tradition of friendship, a scrumptious lunch, the famous Gin Fizz and this year, a festive music recital by the Strolling Strings! We invite women of all ages to join this Club tradition and become a part of this special mid-holiday event. With wine raffles, great entertainment, and a lovely meal, this is the way to enhance your holiday season! Reservations required, call 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Wednesday, December 6; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; Georgian; $26 per person (inclusive)

20s/30s Holiday Mixer Calling all Griswold’s! Join fellow members for a no-host bar Christmas Vacation inspired Holiday Mixer, we will provide appetizers! We will have an ugly sweater contest so be sure to dress to impress! For reservations, call 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Saturday, December 16; 6:00 – 8:00 pm Cutter Dining Room; $10* (*plus tax and gratuity)

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


Social | events

Olde English Dinner

One of the Club’s most charming traditional holiday events, this special evening is for those who make their reservations early. Social seating at beautifully appointed tables will create an all-new tradition and a unique dining experience for all. Enjoy a six-course meal as our whitegloved servers pour specially paired wines to compliment the Chef ’s culinary selections. See menu below. First Course: Pan Seared Crab Cakes Assorted Rolls with Butter Second Course: Butternut Bisque with Crème Fraiche Third Course: Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and an Orange Vinaigrette Fourth Course: Raspberry Sorbet Fifth Course: Filet Wellington with Roasted Vegetables Dessert: Pear and Apple Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise Reservations required, call 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org.

Thursday, December 21; 5:30 – 8:00 pm Library; 80* per person (*plus tax and gratuity)

Season’ s Greetings

Christmas Eve Tom & Jerry’s Member Appreciation Event Christmas is just a day away and the busy Holiday season has you ready for a well-deserved break! Warm up by the fire in our festive Library for our second round of Holiday Tom & Jerry’s. Enjoy our Tom & Jerry’s Hot Buttered Rum while connecting with fellow Members at one of the Clubs longest standing traditions. Sunday, December 24; 11:30 am – 1:30 pm; Cutter Library; Complimentary for members This event is for members only, please.

Christmas Eve Buffet You’ve made your list and checked it twice. The shopping is done and the stockings are hung. Before the rush of Christmas Day comes, take an evening for yourself and your family and leave dinner to us. The baby grand piano will be alive with holiday music and the amazing menu will leave you free from Christmas Eve dishes and relaxed for your long winter’s nap. The menu for the evening includes: Orange Jicama Salad • Endive & Smoked Salmon Salad • Classic Caesar Salad • Spinach and Apple Salad with Pecan, and Raspberry Dressing •Assorted Rolls including Orange Rolls • Miniature Crab Cakes • Bay Shrimp Cocktails • House Smoked Salmon • Asparagus • Roasted Root Vegetables • Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Wild Mushroom Risotto Slow-roasted Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream • Herb-roasted Leg of Lamb Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Relish Kids Buffet: Chicken Strips • Mac and Cheese • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches • Assorted Petit Fours and Chocolate Crème Brulee Reservations are required, visit spokanceclub.org or call 459-4237 to reserve your table today! Any cancellations must be made by December 17th to avoid charges to your account. Sunday, December 24; 4:00 – 7:00 pm; Georgian Ballroom and Cutter $40* Adults (13 and over); $22* Children 6-12; Children 5 and under FREE! (*Plus tax and gratuity) www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2017 | 11


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Mark your calendars for another adults only Big Night Out Bingo! We will have a delicious dinner buffet for you to enjoy and drinks available while you test your luck at Bingo! There will be fun prizes for the winners! Childcare will be available for this event; reservations must be made by calling 459-4571 x515. For reservations, visit spokanceclub.org or call 459-4239 to reserve your space today! Friday, December 29 & January 26; 5:30-7:00 pm; Library; $10* Members $12* Guests (*Plus tax and gratuity); $1 for ea BINGO card; Cash only please

Cocktails & Conversation: Professional Development and Leadership Training Only one thing stands between you and success. It isn’t experience. It isn’t talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them. To be a successful leader, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others. Thursday, January 11; 5:30 – 7:00 pm; $15* members; $18* guests (*plus tax and gratuity)

Crab Feed Crab Feed season is upon us! Grab your crab crackers and your don bib and join us for our delicious annual Crab Feed! You won’t find white linens at this event, but we will be rolling out butcher paper for a traditional style Crab Feed! Menu includes: Club Orange Rolls and Focaccia Bread • Dungeness Crab Bisque • Roasted Rooted Vegetables • Potatoes Au Gratin • Roasted Chicken • Roasted Sirloin • Steamed Clams Cornbread Fried Clam Strips • Crab Leg Sections • Crab Cakes with Pineapple Salsa Shrimp in Pasta with Cream Sauce and Chef ’s Choice Dessert Buffet For reservations, visit spokanceclub.org or call 459-4237 to reserve your space today! Friday, January 19; 5:30 – 7:30 pm; $45* Adults; $22* Kids 6-12; 5 and under No charge (*plus tax and gratuity)

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Restaurant | news

Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Day Closed

Christmas Eve 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Christmas Day Closed

New Year’s Day 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 Bar closes at 10:00 pm Friday – Saturday: Open at 7:00 am Bar closes at 11:00 pm

The weekend Mimosa Bar Continues! Come celebrate the weekend with $3 mimosas from our Mimosa Bar in the Club Restaurant from 8am to 2pm! We’ll serve the bubbly, you’ll choose your juice and fruit garnish! Reservations encouraged; call the 8388512 to join the fun. Every Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm; Club Restaurant

Valet Parking

Purchase food and drink in the Club Restaurant valued over $15, and your valet service is free! Simply show your receipt to the Front Desk team at the end of your meal.

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Member | clubs

Clubs Within the Club Interested in starting a Club of your own? How about a travel club? Creating a Club within the Club is a great way to meet people with similar interest and passions! Call 459-4239 for more details!

Book Club New Club Within the Club

Women’s Leadership Group

Launching from “Lean In,” we are a group of aspiring leaders who lean on each other while leaning into leadership. If you share ambition, energy, and are looking for like-minded women, join us! “You. As heroine, as legend, every mundane day. May who I am awaken and inspire you to see who you are.” - Regina Thomashauer Tuesday, November 14, December 12, January 9 & February 13 Second Tuesday of the Month; 7:45 – 9:00 am Contact: Martinique Wood, 389-0629

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.

Level Two Dance Classes

These classes build on material taught in the Beginning classes. Beginning dance class prerequisite, or assessed by instructors, Glenn and Patty to determine level of experience. Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/person, per session

Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Barbara Anderson 679-4358 November: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly January: Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

Celebrate wine, friendship and adventure with this dynamic group. Contact: Alex at spokanesomm@gmail.com November 8; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Saviah Cellars with Winemaker Richard Funk December 13; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Molly Dooker Wines January 17; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Sardinian Wines

Children of the Sun Investment Club

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

Partners Evening Bridge

Social Dancers of the Spokane Club NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

JANUARY & FEBRUARY

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

Foxtrot

7:30pm

Rumba

6:45pm

Waltz

7:30pm

East Coast Swing

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

Level 2 Salsa

Foxtrot

SOCIAL DANCE PRACTICE Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15 pm & Saturdays, 11:15 am – 1:15 pm in Studio 4, Downtown Athletic building. Spokane Club Members Only! 14 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Reserve by the Friday before. Contact: Kelli Campbell, 459-4239

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: Kelli Campbell, 459-4239


New Club Within the Club

Got Lit? Get Connected with Fellow Club Writers! By Kate Spencer, Marketing & Communications Director

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hether you’re a published author or an aspiring writer, having a sense of community and support goes a long way in helping you realize your creative dreams. And in the case of Got Lit, a Spokane Club-based writers’ group, it just might involve a great dinner, too. “Some would say we’re foodies masquerading as a writers group,” says Rick Boal, the writing group’s fearless leader, a role he shares with Bob Gilles. “All of our meetings begin with a shared dinner, beer and wine!” But that’s just the warm up round for what’s to come. “We are an impetus for each other and share our opinions of the writing presented, as far as what does or doesn’t work, offering an editing axe, correcting grammar and the like. We discuss the challenges and rewards in a writing piece, rather than it being good or bad. That said, we don’t hesitate to be honest.” All of the current members of the group are fiction and poetry writers, with most of the members having published a book of fiction or poetry. Many in the group have also published shorter pieces in literary magazines, in The Inlander’s short fiction contest or

raditions

other literary contests. Currently, most of the group members are working on novels, short stories and poems, along with a few non-fiction pieces. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Bob Gilles at rgilles@gillesrealty.com or Rick Boal at rcboal@gmail.com.

Upcoming Meeting Dates Thursday, November 9 December -Meeting will take place off-site Thursday, January 11 Thursday, February 8 Second Thursday of the Month Contact Robert Gilles, 939-6420 for details.

i t i d o a n r T of s

CHRISTMAS A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR December 8-23, 2017

KROC CENTER, Coeur d’Alene

Traditions of Christmas is a Radio City Music Hall style show which includes beautifully choreographed kick-line tap numbers, Santa’s workshop, a heartfelt military tribute performance and a grand Nativity conclusion. Featuring a cast of 70 people, spectacular sets, live animals, and over 400 costumes.

Order Tickets Online or call (208) 391-2867 TraditionsofChristmasNW.com www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2017 | 15


Membership | news

Cyndi Donahue, Membership Director By Kate Spencer, Marketing & Communications Director

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any Spokane Club members know Cyndi as the woman who teaches them to stretch in new directions, find muscles they didn’t know they had, and embrace yoga as their best, calming friend. In her new role as Membership Director, Cyndi will continue to encourage members to discover their best life, while invigorating the life of the Club itself with new members and new services and amenities that enhance both the lives of our members and of the Club itself. She is fully aware of the challenges and the rewards of this work. “The Club’s greatest strength is the connection of our members, both to each other and to their history with the Club. It is our community that makes the Club the amazing place that it is. Our challenge is to honor our history and the classic nature of the Club, while also having the agility and open mindedness to change. We have to be better- to have the best service, programs and networking – for us to have a bright future together.” Beyond Cyndi’s understanding of the mindset of positive change in the body, she also has an impressive depth of experience in the business 16 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

world. Born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, Cyndi is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the former Assistant to the Chairman at Friedman, Fleisher & Lowe Equity in San Francisco, where among her responsibilities were managing investor relationships and details of all business enterprises for the Chairman of the Board, as well as designing presentations and superior events across the U.S. to maintain corporate image and increase brand awareness to specific investor groups. Prior to that, Cyndi was the Director of Marketing for Hearthstone Private Equity Builders in San Francisco, where

she managed creation and distribution of collateral materials to potential investors, as well as organizing large investor conferences and corporate events nationwide. Other positions Cyndi has held include Development Marketing Manager for Snowvball.com, Account Manager for Proctor and Gamble, and Account Executive for Clear Channel Communications. One of Cyndi’s most important personal life roles is being a mother. It was this role that brought her to Spokane as a first-time parent and inspired Cyndi to create a new career pathway that allowed her to balance her family commitments, while delving deeper into the world of wellness at the Spokane Club. “I am so grateful for my family. I remarried two years ago, and my husband and two children are the greatest gift I’ve been given. And yoga. Practicing and teaching yoga makes me smile from the inside out!” Cyndi sees young families as one of the top demographics for membership growth, along with business leaders looking for a dynamic place to connect and network. And uppermost in her mind is retaining all the wonderful members who already call the Spokane Club their home away from home. “We are all tied together, members and staff, and we are all on the membership team. Our Club staff should offer the best service and keep in mind that we are the caretakers of our members ‘second home’. Members can help by offering constructive ideas and staying open to the changes ahead. Most of all, members can help by referring their friends, neighbors and family. We have a fantastic Legacy program for family members who want to join our Club community!”


Membership | news

The Club Car will take you and pick you up from the same location anywhere within a 1.5 mile radius of the Club for free!* Shuttle hours: Mon –Sat 7 am – 11 pm; Sun 7 am – 3 pm. Call the Front Desk at 509-838-8511 for more information. *Based on availability

Membership definitely has its perks!

Winter is just around the corner and we have some amazing discounts for you to enjoy! Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes, catch a Broadway show, or shopping for a gift- we have it all! Simply present your Club ID card at these businesses to receive your discount. • Best of Broadway tickets – prime orchestra seats at a discounted price • Schweitzer Ski Tickets – Discounted lift tickets (online link required; email kcampbell@spokaneclub.org for details) • Spa Paradiso – 10% off all services and products, excluding injection services and gift cards • Bloem Chocolates, Flowers & Paperie – 10% off all floral arrangements and products • Bruttles Gourmet Candies – 10%off

Give the Gift of Membership All Club members recently received a letter and Give the Gift of Membership certificate in the mail. This allows members to give a friend, neighbor or colleague the opportunity to become a Spokane Club member with no initiation fee. Simply give the certificate to someone you know who will be excited to become a Spokane Club member. When they join the Club, you will receive DOUBLE the rewards from our Member Referral Program! In return for helping us build the Spokane Club community, you can choose TWO Member Referral Rewards, which include: • One month of dues credit • Two, 1 hour personal training sessions • Two private tennis lessons • Four 30 minute private swim lessons • Two tickets to a social member event • $100 Food & Beverage credit • One month of Childcare + One Errand Day • One night hotel stay This special promotion begins November 1 and ends on December 31, 2017. We appreciate your help in growing the Spokane Club by welcoming your friends and neighbors into our community!

3 Easy Steps 1) Give a friend your “THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP” certificate 2) Your friend includes the certificate with their membership application and receives $0 INITIATION 3) You receive DOUBLE Referral Perks from the list above!

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Business | new members

Welcome to our New and Returning Members! Meilani Atacador, Occupatonal Therapist, West Valley School District; Sponsored by Mary Sullivan Stephen Barbieri*, Real Estate Broker, Goodale/Barbieri, and Elly Barbieri; Sponsored by Matt McFarland Ryan Beaudoin*, Lawyer, Witherspoon Kelley, and Courtney Beaudoin, Lawyer, Winston Cashatt; Sponsored by Lindsay Williams Kirsten Bowers Barstow, Financial Services, Bowers-Barstow Agency Inc., and Scott Barstow, Financial Services, Bowers-Barstow Agency Inc.; Sponsored by Betty Bowers Morgan Black; Sponsored by John Black

Paul Butorac, Athlete; Sponsored by Marc Axton Kevin Cable, Managing Director, Cascadia Capital, and Joanna Cable, Investment Banker, Cascadia Capital; Sponsored by Don Ting Travis Camp*, Sales, IBM, and Margaret Camp; Sponsored by Thomas Swanson Sean S Clark, Master Barber, Brickyard Barbershop; Sponsored by Travis Litscher Alaina Clinton* and Jeremiah Clinton, Doctor, Providence Medical Group; Sponsored by Liz Howlett

Joanne Cowan, Inpatient Project Director, The HCI Group; Sponsored by Gwen Skierka Kenneth DeCataldo*, Mortgage Loan Officer, Washington Trust, and Alicia DeCataldo, Accountant, Washington Trust; past members Matt Dlouhy, Con Med, Territory Manager Patrick Fannin, Owner, Fannin Litigation Group; past member Terry Feller, Co-Founder, Prowess Search Partners, and Nancy Hilpert, Co-Founder, Prowess Search Partners; Sponsored by Peggy McCartney Becky Finney*, Therapist, Maple Counseling Center, and Mark Finney, Director, World Relief; Sponsored by Steve Trefts and Lisa Bowman Dan Fisher, Shareholder & SVP, HUB International, and Paula Fisher, Owner, Machine Shop; Sponsored by David Jones Dr. Lynn Fraley, Owner, Fraley & Associates, PLLC; Sponsored by Vance Peterson

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

Glenda Garcia, Owner, Glenrock Builders, and Rocke Garcia, Owner, Glenrock Builders Cassidy Gardner, Speech Therapist, Spokane Public Schools; Sponsored by Anna Muelheims Scott Gardenhour*, President, Black Rock Ltd, and Andrea Gardenhour, CYE Director, Stephen S Wise Kiran Gill, Physician, Sacred Heart Medical Center Scott A Gordon, Provost & Vice President, Eastern Washington University, and Sherri Gordon Molly Gwinn, Revenue Manager, Special Olympics, and Bryan Utigard,

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* denotes families with minor children


Head Brewer, Waddells Brewing Travis R. Henderson, Director of Legal Operations, Colby Nipper PLLC, and Celina Taylor, Loan Servicing Collection Specialist, STCU; Sponsored by Angle Base Kevin Herda, Owner, Valley Drug Co.; Sponsored by David Raines Krystal Jaeger, Education & Workforce Mgr., Greater Spokane Inc.; Sponsored by Kane Harper George Janosky, Owner, South Side Investments, and Judy Janosky, Owner, Janosky Investments LLC Collette Jarvelin Jana M Johns; Sponsored by Tom Pitzer and Elaine Pitzer Randall Johnson*, Hospitalist, Deaconess Medical Center, and Caitlin Johnson; Sponsored by Jane Petersen Angela Jones*, Interim VP of Advancement, EWU Jonathan Jones, Biologist, Department of Interior, and Tara

IN MEMORIAM Phyllis Lorenzen Member since February 1968 Martha True Member since October 1947 Hunt Whaley Member since August 2010 John Lenhart Member since December 2012 Timothy Bishop Member since December 2006 Elizabeth Hulteng Member since December 1986

Jones, Sr. Design Engineer, Stryker Medical; Sponsored by Dan Cronin Amandeep Kaur, Manager, Top Of Indian, LLC; Sponsored by Manjit Kaur Kathy Kinderman, ARNP, Providence Health, and Paul Kinderman Kimberly Koch*, IT Audit/Compliance, Moss Adams, and Theodore Koch, School Counselor, Medical Lake School District; Sponsored by Mike Dahmen David Krebs, COO, Signia Capital Management; Sponsored by Richard Beaven and Tony Bennett Michael Lang Jeffrey R Lewis, Pastor, Catholic Diocese of Spokane; Sponsored by Kyle Ratuiste Victoria Loveland*, Director of HR, Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and Stephen Loveland, Owner, Spokane Bicycle Company; Sponsored by Mark Janout Cindi Mathewson, Operations Specialist, Apple, Inc. Sheila Morley, Dir of Vulnerable Children & Families, Empire Health Foundation; Sponsored by Teri Kook and David Luhn John A Novell, President, Actus Consulting Group LLC David O’Brien, Sr. VP/Chief Executive East Region, MultiCare Health System, and Roxanne O’Brien, Nurse Educator, Cal State University; Sponsored by Greg Repetti Derek Phipps*, Vice President, Motorola, and Judy Phipps; past member David Plemons, Milling Supt, ADM Milling, and Kim Plemons, Teacher, Spokane School District #81; Sponsored by John Johnston and Sharon Johnston

Simon Prosser*, Dentist, and Shelly Prosser; Sponsored by Nancy Bettesworth Samuil Rafailov, Surgeon, Shape Cosmetic Surgery, and Lana Rafailov; Sponsored by Trish VanderWilde Suzette Rahn, Publisher, Inland Northwest Kids’ Directory, and Scott Rahn, Wealth Manager, BECU Kyle Ratuiste, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes; Sponsored by Darrin Connall Gabe Renouard, Event Operator, Photoboxx; Sponsored by Debbie Parker and Pete Svennugsen Bruce Allen Rigg, Sales Person, Culligan, and Bridget-Anne Rigg, Comm Ad Asst., Court of Appeals; Sponsored by Joyce Cleveland Tanya Savas Sarah Sawyer, Ecommerce Lead, Goodwill Industries; Sponsored by Cindy Sawyer Adam Seaburg, Banner Bank, Sr. Quantitative Analyst; Sponsored by Tyler Frost Joel Skipper, Sales Consultant, Alorica Bryn Smick, Partner Optimization, Etailz, and Alex Terrien, Relationship Manager, Washington Trust Bank Whitney Soule, Senior Paralegal, Wdfe-SBMC, and Mitch Youngs, Engineering Tech, Spokane County Public Works Adam Sweet*, Principal, Eide Bailly, and Mollada Sweet Sally Van Dusen; Sponsored by Thomas Greene Conrad Wold; Sponsored by Donald Storey

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See page 37 for upcoming Mermaid Certification classes!

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Be a Member to Know!

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ne of the best benefits of belonging to the Spokane Club is connecting with other members and doing business with them. Business connections can develop over lunch, or in the Conditioning Room, or at fun Club gatherings like Trivia Night. Another great way to get your face and business in front of fellow members is through advertising in Signals. Our friendly, affordable Members to Know ads are a great place to start! If you have a business or service you would like to share with fellow members, our Members to Know (MTK) ads are the most cost-effective way to get your message across. As part of Signals magazine, MTK ads are delivered to every member household, and many member businesses, four times per year. CLEANING SERVICES

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

COMMERCIAL REALTOR Call us, you deserve the best! Since 1948

Kathie Sculley-Scott Expert Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

926-1112 or 534-3581

COMMERCIAL LENDER

Commercial Real Estate Investments/Sales/Leasing/Development

Christopher D. Bell, Esq., SIOR Managing Broker

509-622-3538(d) • 509-954-2001(c) cbell@naiblack.com 107 South Howard, Suite 500 Spokane, WA 99201

LEADERSHIP COACH Steve Storey

SVP Spokane Commercial Lending Team Leader

AN INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED

Brent K. Wilcox

601 W First Avenue, Suite 1429 Spokane, WA 99201 509-570-7440 office • 509-808-0380 cell

EVENT PLANNING

COACH, TEACHER & SPEAKER

(509) 991-0921 brentkwilcox@yahoo.com

www.JohnMaxwellGroup.com/brentwilcox

COMMERCIAL LENDER Cliff Poffenroth

Vice President Commercial Lending Relationship Manager

Hayloevents.com

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601 W. 1st Ave Suite 1400 Spokane, WA 99201 Ph: 509-570-7441 • Cell: 509-309-6814


MECHANICAL ENGINEER

DENTIST SPOKANE SLEEP APNEA DENTISTRY Oral appliances - the other medically covered OSA treatment

If you think "it's just snoring"... think again!

Dr. Liana Groza DDS FAGD

Tel. (509) 290-6044 Fax (509) 443-3928

www.SpokaneSleepApneaDentistry.com

DANCE INSTRUCTION

REaltoR

Glenn & Patty Braunstein Dance Instructors

Jodi Mouchett

Dance training, wedding preparation, and private lessons (single or couples,) at the Club or in your home.

Cell: (509) 993-0383 Office: (509) 455-8600

Romancendance@aol.com (509) 217-0128

JodiM@johnlscott.com www.JodiM.johnlscott.com

Real Estate Broker

Some Offices are Independently Owned and Operated

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REALTOR

Laura Little

Executive Producer Broadway | Coeur d’Alene | Nampa

LauraLittle T H E AT R I C A L PRODUCTIONS

Box office 208-391-2867 LauraLittleTheatricals.com TraditionsofChristmasNW.com

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

The Inland Northwest's Premier Family Resource Guide for 11 years Reaching Over 10,000 Targeted Families Per Month www.inlandkids.com • (509) 209-0067 suzette@inlandkids.com

Contact Kate Spencer at kspencer@spokaneclub.org for details. Suzette L. Rahn, Publisher

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Events | at a glance

November 6 Basic Mermaid Certification Begins 6:30-7:00pm 9 Big Night Out Bingo 5:30-7:00pm 9 Member’s Only Tennis Tournament Begins 10 Veteran’s Day Kids Camp

17 Family Bingo 5:30-7:00pm 17-19 Lilac Handball Tournament 22 Tom & Jerry’s 11:00am-1:30pm 23 Thanksgiving Dinner 2:00-5:30pm

1 Make Your Own Wreath 5:30-7:30pm

16 Santa Sleighbell Breakfast 9:00am-12:00pm

6 Gin Fizz Luncheon 11:00am-1:00pm

16 20/30s Holiday Mixer 6:00-8:00pm

11 Basic Mermaid Certification 6:30-7:00pm

21 Olde English Dinner 5:30-8:30pm

14 Family: Ugly Sweater Dodgeball 5:30-8:45pm

24 Tom & Jerry’s 11:30am-1:30pm

January New Year’s Day Restaurant 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Athletics 7:00 am – 3:00 pm No Group Fitness Classes Pool closes at 2:00 pm Childcare Closed

Coming in February 24 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

Restaurant Closed Athletics 7am – 3pm Group Fitness Classes: Limited Schedule Nov 23 & 24 see page 28 Pool closes at 2:00 pm Childcare Closed

29 Candlelight Stretch 6:00-7:30pm

December

15 Ugly Sweater Dodgeball 5:30-8:45pm

Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Day November 23

24 Christmas Eve Buffet 4:00-7:00pm

8 Advanced Mermaid Certification 6:30-7:00pm 11 Winter Fitness & Weight Loss Challenge 11 Cocktails & Conversation 5:30-7:00pm 9 Kids Candy Making Night 5:30-7:00pm

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

Closed Christmas Day New Year’s Eve Athletics 7:00 am – 3:00 pm No Group Fitness Classes Pool closes at 2:00 pm Childcare Closed 11-14 Spokane Tennis Invitational 19 Crab Feed 5:30-8:00pm 26 Big Night Out Bingo 5:30-7:00pm 26 Winter Paint Night 14 Valentine’s Story Time


GYM SCHEDULE

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T

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

10:30AM - 11:15AM

OPEN GYM

W 7:00AM - 9:15PM

OPEN GYM

2:00PM - 5:30PM

BOOT CAMP

MEN’S LEAGUE BASKETBALL

7:15AM - 9:15AM

F

OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 9:00AM

S

S

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

DOWNTOWN

ADULT BASKETBALL

12:30PM - 6:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

7:15AM - 9:15AM 11:00AM - 2:00PM; 21+

T

OPEN GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

OPEN GYM

10:45AM - 5:30PM

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

MEN’S LEAGUE BASKETBALL

2:00PM - 6:00PM

5:30 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

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

OPEN GYM

2:00PM - 9:00PM

ELITE BASKETBALL

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

OPEN GYM

11:00AM - 7:00PM

BOOT CAMP

6:00PM - 7:00PM

5:30 - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

9:00AM - 5:15PM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

10:15AM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

VALLEY 10:15AM - 9:00PM

9:00AM - 10:00AM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

12:00PM - 8:00PM

11:15AM - 4:00PM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 8:45AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

OPEN GYM

1:00PM - 7:00PM

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

AQUATIC SCHEDULE

M LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:30AM

HYDRO HIIT*

DOWNTOWN

7:30 - 8:30AM

AQUA POWER*

T LAP SWIM

5:00 - 9:00AM

OPEN/LAP**

9:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

8:45 - 9:45AM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

LAP SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

10:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

5:00 - 7:30AM

HYDRO HIIT*

7:30 - 8:30AM

AQUA POWER*

8:45 - 9:45AM

LAP SWIM

T LAP SWIM

5:00 - 9:00AM

OPEN/LAP**

9:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

F LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:30AM

HYDRO HIIT*

7:30 - 8:30AM 8:30 - 9:15AM

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 4:00PM

1:00 - 4:00PM

LAP/TEAM**

CIRCLE SWIM

LAP/TEAM**

11:00AM - 1:00PM

4:00 - 6:30PM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

4:00 - 6:30PM

OPEN/LESSONS/TEAM 1:00 - 5:00PM NO LAP LANE 4:15-6:30PM

6:30 - 8:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN/LESSONS/TEAM 1:00 - 5:00PM NO LAP LANE 4:15-6:30PM

6:30 - 8:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

9:30 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

AQUA FITNESS

TODDLER TIME

AQUA FITNESS

8:30 - 9:30AM

11:30AM - 12:30PM

8:30 - 9:30AM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

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

12:00 - 3:00PM; 18+

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

3:00 - 6:00PM

OPEN SWIM

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

CLOSED FOR CLEANING 2:00 - 3:00PM

AQUA FITNESS

ADULT SWIM

OPEN SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

6:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 3:00PM 18+

TODDLER TIME

11:30AM - 12:30PM LESSON/OPEN/TEAM 3:00 - 6:00PM

ADULT SWIM

6:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

3:00 - 6:00PM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

AQUA FITNESS

8:30 - 9:30AM

ADULT SWIM

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

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

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

OPEN SWIM

3:00 - 6:00PM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

6:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

AQUA FITNESS

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

POOL CLOSES AT 5:00 PM FOR SWIM MEETS NOV 17, DEC 15 & JAN 19

** = TWO LAP LANES AVAILABLE

OPEN SWIM**

5:30 - 11:30AM 18+

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

LAP SWIM

5:00 - 6:30PM

ADULT SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

* = ONE LAP LANE AVAILABLE

5:00 - 6:30PM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

1:00 - 5:00PM 5:00 - 6:30PM

7:00 - 8:00PM

S

11:00AM - 1:00PM

LESSON/TEAM*

7:00 - 8:00PM

S

AQUA POWER*

11:00AM - 1:00PM

10:00 - 11:00AM

LESSON/TEAM*

VALLEY

W LAP SWIM

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

WINTER SCHEDULE

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

M 5:45am 6:00am

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W

BOOTCAMP

T

SHOCKWAVE

55 MIN; DAVID G

TRX*

45 MIN; BRADLEY G

BODYPUMP

RPM*

DAVID G

MEL C

RPM*

DAVID C

GENTLE YOGA

45 MIN; BRADLEY SB

BODYPUMP DAVID G

RPM*

Fitness classes last 60 minutes unless noted otherwise

DAYNA C

GENTLE YOGA

SARAH S4

7:00am

NOVEMBER 1 – JANUARY 31 F S S

SARAH S4

TRX*

Cycle, TRX and Shockwave classes run 45 minutes

MOLLY SB

7:30am

HYDRO HIIT

HYDRO HIIT

PATRICIA P

8:00am

HYDRO HIIT

PATRICIA P

BARRE

YOGA

KASSANDRA S4

CHRISTINE S4

YOGA

CHRISTINE S4

PATRICIA P

BARRE

KASSANDRA S4

GENTLE YOGA CYNDI S4

RPM*

DAVID C

*Online Class Reservations

TRX*

LANA SB

8:30am

AQUA POWER PATRICIA 45MIN P

8:45am

AQUA POWER

AQUA POWER

PATRICIA P

PATRICIA P

BODYPUMP

9:00am

9:15am

50 MIN; DAVID S4

ZUMBA

ZUMBA EVI G

BRANDY G

CYCLE* MOLLY C

9:30am

SENIOR FITNESS

HIIT STRENGTH

BARRE*

BODYPUMP

OKSANA S4

MICHELE SB

DOMINIQUE S4 REBECCA G

SENIOR FITNESS

CARDI-YO SCULPT

BARRE*

BODYPUMP

CASSIDY S4

MICHELE SB

OKSANA S4

SENIOR FITNESS PATRICIA/JENN S. S4

CASSIDY G

YOGA

10:00am

CHRISTINE/LANA S4

PILATES CORE

10:45am

11:30am

LARKIN S4

SHOCKWAVE

YOGA FLOW RHEA SB

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS LARKIN S4

CORE XPRESS

30 MIN; OKSANA G

HIIT STRENGTH

30 MIN; OKSANA S4

30 MIN; AMY S4

12:15pm

BODYFLOW CASSIDY S4

TRX*

DOMINIQUE SB

CYCLE*

YOGA ERIN S4

TRX*

OKSANA SB

CYCLE*

45 MIN; OKSANA C

YOGA TOM S4

CYCLE XPRESS*

45 MIN; OKSANA C

30 MIN; AMY C

1:30PM

RPM*

MARLENA C

2:45pm

BODYPUMP

4:00pm

YOGA

MARLENA S4

STAFF S4

5:30pm 6:15pm

BODYPUMP MEL S4

BOOT CAMP AMY G

RPM*

BODYPUMP LORI S4

DAYNA C

YOGA

POWER YOGA

BEGINNING YOGA

DAYNA C

CHRISTINE SB

JANEL SB

RPM*

TOM SB

BOOT CAMP BAYLEE G

LOCATION KEY G – Gym • S4 – Studio 4 • C – Cycling Studio • SB – Studio B • P – Pool SOCIAL DANCE: Tue, 4-8:15pm, S4 • Thur, 4-6:00pm S4, • Thur, 6:45-8:15pm, S4 • Sat, 11:15-1:15pm, S4 26 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

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


Valley | fitness classes

WINTER SCHEDULE

509.535.3554 • Athletic Club Hours Monday thru Friday, 5:30am - 9:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

NOVEMBER 1 – JANUARY 31

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CYCLE*

6:00am

LANA C

TRX/YOGA*

7:00am

LANA G

BARRE

8:00am

KASSANDRA S

8:30am

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

9:00am

CYCLE* DAYNA C

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

STRENGTH MOLLY G

CYCLE* MOLLY C

PARNEY P

INDO-ROW/ SHOCKWAVE

CYCLE*

GENTLE YOGA* COURTNEY S

BARRE*

GENTLE YOGA

YOGA

LORI C

STEPHANIE G

9:30am

YOGA FLOW

GENTLE YOGA* RINZEN S

RINZEN S

BARRE JULIE S

GENTLE YOGA

10:45am

RINZEN S

JULIE S

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

NATALIE S

*Online Class Reservations

CYCLE*

JENNY C

5:30pm

unless noted otherwise

50 MIN; COURTNEY S

CYCLE*

5:00pm

SHOCKWAVE Fitness classes EXTREME last 60 minutes 60 MIN; MOLLY G

JENN C

BARRE

KASSANDRA S

YOGA

5:45pm

YOGA

KATIE S

6:00pm

AQUA FITNESS

MARY LEE S

AQUA FITNESS

CLAIRE P

CLAIRE P

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

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LADIES’ LEAGUE

9:00AM - 10:30PM

9:00am 10:30am

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MEGA CARDIO

4.0+ 9:00AM - 10:30AM

LADIES’ LEAGUE

10:30AM - 12:00PM

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

PEE-WEES 4-7 YEAR OLDS

$11/CLASS/PERSON 10:30 - 11:030AM

SCRAPPERS 7-9 YEAR OLDS

$18/CLASS/PERSON 10:30AM- 12:00PM

12:00pm 6:00pm

CARDIO TENNIS

$11/CLASS/PERSON 12:00PM

LADIES’ LEAGUE

3.0-4.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

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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Fitness | news

WINTER FITNESS WEIGHT LOSS

CHALLENGE

Save the Date! Mark your calendars for January 11th at 6:00 pm for the Annual Spokane Club Winter Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge! Once again we will be teaming up to see which team loses the highest percentage of weight over a 6 week period. We will have lots of prizes to give away, free workout programs, nutrition guides and another fun filled finale. Last year’s challenge was a huge success with over 80 people competing and over 600 pounds lost. We gave away over $1,500 in prizes including a $1,000 grand prize, $260 in personal Corey and Courtney Stolp with training and over $150 in gift certificates to local Personal Trainer, Tim Arndt restaurants. The challenge will run from January 15th to February 23rd and we will cap it with a finale party on the 26th where the winners will be announced and includes free food and lots of raffle prizes. Are you up for the challenge? Look for full details in your Club email in the coming months.

Thanksgiving Holiday Fitness Class Schedule DOWNTOWN Thanksgiving Day, November 23 Yoga with Janel 10:00 am; Studio 4 Turkey Burn Day, November 24 RPM75 with Dayna, 8:00 am; Cycling Studio (this is a 75 minute ride)* HIIT Burn with David 8:45 am; Studio 4 (high intensity cardio intervals) Power Yoga with Janel, 10:00 am; Studio 4 VALLEY Cycle with Molly, 9:15am Cycle Studio* *Reservations on MindBody on the Athletics page at Spokaneclub.org.

Winter Schedule Class Highlights Looking for a new class to try this fall? Look at the list of classes below and plan to join us! • BodyPump on Sundays at 2:45 pm with Marlena; Studio 4 • Power Yoga on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm with Janel; Studio B

Thursday, January 11; Challenge Kickoff 6:00 pm

Candlelight Stretch Take some deep breaths in the midst of the holidays to reduce stress and improve your flexibility. Join Cyndi Donahue for a special yoga stretch by candlelight to unwind your body. Easy class for all bodies and yoga newbies. Sign up at the Valley Desk or by contacting Cyndi at cdonahue@spokaneclub.org. Wednesday, November 29; 6:00 – 7:30 pm; Valley Studio; $10 Members & Guests 28 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

• Boot Camp on Mondays & Thursdays at 6:15 pm with Amy & Baylee; Gym • HIIT Strength on Tuesdays at 9:30 am with Dominique; Studio 4 • RPM on Sundays at 1:30 pm with Marlena; Cycle Studio


Strength of Mind

By Christine Cronin, PT

H

ow’s your mental health? Are you feeling nervous, defensive or uncomfortable with my question? Many of us are uncomfortable when asked that question, seeing it as something different than being asked about our physical health. When you read that question do you associate the term “mental health” with illness, other people, weakness or negativity? In reality, mental health concerns all of us. Excellent mental health should be a priority for each of us and getting past any impediments to open dialogue about it is important. So let’s give it a new name: Strength of mind. In my work as a physical therapist, I have the privilege of working with a well-educated and financially stable demographic of society. Yet, when asked about stress management techniques, even those we assume know better are at a loss for an answer. Most people, often jokingly, respond with “alcohol or exercise.” Though these are both options, one of those options is clearly far more ideal than the other. The good news is that there are in fact many options for both stress management and building strength of mind, many of which are free and easily accessible.

There is more and more research coming out linking pain and injury to stress levels in our lives. When our body is stressed, our sympathetic nervous system kicks in to “fight or flight mode” and we forego posture, digestion, and sleep to name a few, for the ability to fight or run from the perceived threat. We used to run from saber tooth tigers, now just the thought of impending bills, a confrontation at work, or any other perceived threat can send us into that response. Our body cannot heal itself, recover or rest when it is in this mode. In contrast, when we are relaxed and enjoying life, we kick in the parasympathetic portion of our nervous system which helps us rest and digest. During this mode our body works really well making the necessary reparations and restorations it can magically do on its own. Yet, what I see is an increasing number of people who never allow themselves to get into this magical state. Partly because we are “too busy,” lack self-awareness, or have no idea of how to reduce our own stress levels. I myself am “too busy.” Yet, with the little time I have I purposefully engage in activities I know are restoring to me. There is great evidence to support the

benefit of regular exercise, healthy eating, and spending time with loved ones, to reduce overall stress and improve mental health and resiliency. Resiliency is a beautiful word, one that I hold dear. Being strong has nothing to do with not expressing emotion, and could in fact be part of the reason an initial injury becomes chronic pain. I am strong because I can ask for help. I am stronger yet because I can identify when I’m struggling and know whom to seek help from. Three of my personal favorite tips for strength of mind are: Practicing gratitude daily, mindfulness, and positive selftalk. If you can start having that voice in your head focusing on what you want in life and saying encouraging things to you and others, you might smile a little more. Our thoughts are the first step to taking action, and our thoughts control which nervous system we choose, whether to fight and run or find peace and heal. Today, reach out to a friend, and have a meaningful conversation, encourage yourself, be grateful for something and be aware of your thoughts. If you find you are suffering from feelings of hopelessness or despair, please contact your doctor and get professional help. Find strength of mind, and watch as everything else follows.

Pain, Mindfulness & Wellness Workshop Come learn about the new research on physical pain and stress levels in your life and how mindfulness and other techniques can lead to decreased pain and improved overall wellness. Presented by Christine Cronin, DPT, SCS and Cyndi Donahue, E-RYT, CPT Tuesday, January 9; 12:00 – 1:00 pm; $10* (*plus tax) www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2017 | 29


Fitness | court sports

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Tournaments ‘Tis the season for the 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Tournament! This year the Club is offering both Family and Competitive Divisions. Join us for the opportunity to don our horrific holiday sweaters and throw dodgeballs at our loved ones. Sign up at the Sport Shop for the chance to dodge, duck, dip, and dive your way to the coveted Ugly Sweater Dodgeball trophy and prize money! First place: trophy and $75; second place: $25 Snacks will be provided and adult beverages will be available. Double elimination format, guaranteed two games. Teams must consist of 6 players. All ages are welcome. Ugly sweaters are strongly encouraged. Questions? Contact Chase Winkler cwinkler@spokaneclub.org or 459-4571 x501. Family Tournament: Thursday, December 14; 5:30 – 8:45 pm; $25 per team Competitive Tournament: Friday, December 15; 5:30 – 8:45 pm; $25 per team

Last year’s first and second place winners

51st Lilac Handball Tournament One of the Club’s longest and proudest traditions, the 51st Annual Lilac Handball Tournament, is just around the corner. All players will receive first-class catered meals as well as plenty of beer. Last year’s tournament filled up weeks before the event… so sign up soon to guarantee your spot! Register online at r2sports.com. November 17 – 19 $85 for first event; $30 for second event

Winter Basketball League – Competitive

Don your ugly sweater for a chance to win 1st Place: trophy and $75!

Winter Basketball League returns January 6 with games every Tuesday through the middle of March! Join us for Draft Night Tuesday, January 6th. League play starts the following Tuesday, January 16th with games at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30. Questions? Contact Chase Winkler at cwinkler@spokaneclub.org 459-4571 x501 and register with Jordan Piscopo bensen.piscopo@gmail.com. Tuesday, January 9: Draft night League play starts January 16; Games at

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5:30, 6:30 or 7:30; Downtown Gym; $65


Fitness | court sports

2nd Annual Inland Empire Racquetball Championships Recap The Inland Empire Racquetball Championships were hosted at the Club Oct. 20-22. The weekend was filled with good food and beverages, lots of laughter, a few tears, and of course, some excellent racquetball! We had 69 participants over 18 different divisions, with the majority of participants playing in multiple divisions. The Spokane Club received compliments for hosting a first class tournament and many are excited to return for the 3rd annual event next year. In all, the tournament was a great success! A huge “thank you” to Rich Carver, the Club’s member coach, for helping run the event. See the sidebar to the right for the results:

Men’s Open: Todd Mathison Men’s Elite: Todd Gibson Men’s A: Chuck Tanner Men’s B: Hannah Carver Men’s Open Doubles: Wayne Antone IV/Mitchell Turner Men’s Elite Doubles: Diego Rodriguez/John Wong Men’s A Doubles: Charles Marsden/Ty Bruner Men’s B/D Doubles: Joseph Leblanc/Peter Bulley Men’s 50/60+: Donald Wiedman Men’s 60/70+ Doubles: David Boyovich/Joseph Leblanc For information about our next racquetball tournament contact Chase Winkler at cwinkler@spokaneclub.org.

Priest Lake Cabins For All-Season Fun and Adventure!

Whatever the season, these Priest Lake cabins offer waterfront fun for everyone! Whether it’s a family reunion, a private retreat or a bachelorette party, both cabins sleep 8 and are fully equipped with all the amenities you’ll need to make your time at the lake extra special. Cost is $2,700 per week, per cabin. To learn more about these cabins, please contact the owners, John or Jeannie at aussiems@q.com. www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2017 | 31


Fitness | tennis

Spokane Club Players “Leaf ” Their Mark in Fall Event

Food, fun and competition are the hallmarks of this event. Whether you choose to compete or just want to see how it is done, come out to the Valley courts beginning Nov 9-Nov 12 for Singles and Mixed Doubles or Nov 16-Nov 19 for Men’s and Women’s Doubles. Sign-up by Nov 3 for Singles/ Mixed or by Nov 10 for Doubles by calling 535-3554 or by contacting Jeff at jurie@spokaneclub.org. November 9-12; Singles & Mixed Doubles

Brenden Archer in his Dr Strangelove glasses took 1st, while Danny Denike sneaks past him in the background!

Birthday girl 12 yr old Kate Palelek took home the gold in her 2nd USTA tourney!

November 16-19; Doubles

Winter Classic Junior Tournament December 8 – 10; Sign-up on-line at

With autumn leaves changing and temperatures dropping, over 135 junior competitors from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington dropped into the Valley courts to vie for the coveted title of Spokane Club Fall Classic champion. This annual USTA sanctioned event once again had the Club hopping throughout the weekend. Great tennis and great sportsmanship ensured that this was truly a family event for all. Spokane Club member Danny Denike was a finalist in the Boys 18 Advanced flight while Brenden Archer (B18 Int) and Kate Palelek (G12 Int) both walked away with champion trophies! Thanks to an increase in participation from our Club players as well as from players traveling in from the neighboring states over the past three years, the Spokane Club has become a destination tourney location on the Junior circuit! This tennis activity brings players and their families in as guests at our hotel, restaurant, and deli in addition to bolstering tennis participation. Our next junior tourney is the Spokane Club Winter Classic scheduled for December 8-10 available for on-line registration at PNWUSTA.com, pop in to see your Club players in action! Friday – Sunday, December 8 – 10

16th Annual Member’s Tennis Tourney Heats Up the November Courts!

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All members are welcome to vie for the title of 2016 Club Champion! Singles, doubles, mixed doubles, whatever your game, the category is offered in this annual showcase of Club talent. For a third straight year Tod Whitman, President and CEO of 24/7 Educational Services has 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! Always our biggest tournament, (last year we had 188 participants, which is nice) we are hoping to shatter the 200 player mark this year. Members can play in to 4 different draws throughout the 2-weekend event.

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PNWUSTA.com

2018 Spokane Club Invitational Tennis Tournament January 11-14 Since 2016, this event is probably better known as the “Pizza Open” around these parts. Thanks to sponsor South Perry Pizza, the 2018 Spokane Club Invitational is a definite must-play tournament for USTA players from around the entire Pacific Northwest. South Perry Pizza owners/Club members John and Paula Siok always bring their best gourmet pizza and salads for hungry players to carbo-load before, during and after their competition. After usually works out best! This is our biggest annual USTA sanctioned tournament as players from all over the PNW compete to win one of the first tournaments of the new year. Play your best and walk away with the title of Spokane Club Invitational Champion. Thursday – Sunday, January 11 – 14 Sign-up on-line at PNWUSTA.com

Sign up for Tennis Emails! Want to receive tennis specific news? Join the Club tennis email list by sending your address to kdunn@spokaneclub.org.


Fitness | tennis

For SC Junior Tennis, The Tennis Future is Now! Don’t look now, but did your junior player just beat you in a game, set, or match? It’s usually not a question of if they will as much as when they will. Our goal as Spokane Club tennis instructors is to make it happen sooner rather than later for kids enrolled in our Junior programs. The Spokane Club Junior Program offers something for all ages and abilities and we have seen a rise in participation across the board as well as a rise in tournament participation for our Juniors. PeeWees and Scrappers (4-7 year olds) meet on Sundays with Coach Sarah Dix and Marc Mowrer while older Tweeners (8-13 year olds) come on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. High School players come on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Contact Jeff at jurie@spokaneclub.org for more information on our Junior programming.

6.0 Team to Nationals. Marsha Todd is 1st on left, Voni Tombari 3rd from left, Debbie Raabe 6th from left

Spokane Sends a USTA 65+ team on to Nationals ! Sparked by the play of Spokane Club members Marsha Todd, Debbie Raabe, Jan Hardenbrook (not pictured), and Voni Tombari, this Spokane Senior 6.0 team won their flight and captured the PNW Sectional title! We wish them good luck as they move on to Suprize, AZ in January 2018 to compete at Nationals!

Halloween Mixer 2017 As of press time, we were in the final stages of preparing for our annual Halloween Tennis Mixer taking place on October 27. Over 26 members are scheduled to compete in some of the most ghoulish on-court competitions we could dredge up! We can honestly say the food will be awesome and the competition for prizes will be drop dead fun! Look for photos of the mixer on our Facebook and future Signals magazine. Interested in joining one of our future tennis mixers? Look for the Valentine’s Mixer Friday, February 9 in the Valley. Sign-up at the Valley location in January.

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Fitness | aquatics

Preschool Advanced (Ages 3-5) Prerequisites: Preschool Beginner Exit Skills Designed for kids who can swim independently but need more stroke refinement Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Front Crawl-25 ft, Back Crawl-25 ft, side breathing, elementary backstroke-25 ft, breaststroke kick, treading water, 30 seconds, Jump in and return to wall without assistance.

Beginner (Ages 5+) Spokane Club Swim School The Spokane Club Swim School takes traditional American Red Cross swim lessons and transforms them into exactly what your child needs. Our certified instructors will follow best practices to get your child to swim like a fish. Every class will consist of new learning opportunities and the instructor will communicate directly with you to ensure your child is progressing to the best of their ability. We offer both Private and Group classes for ages 3 and up. Classes are available Downtown and in the Valley. Must receive cancellation by the Friday before the first day of class to avoid $10 cancellation fee. 1. Determine private or group lessons 2. Evaluate your child’s swim ability and choose a location, class level, dates and 30 minute time 3. Click on the Schedule Lessons button on the bottom left-hand side of the Aquatics page to sign up or call aquatics at 509-459-4571 x512 4. Instructor will call the Thursday before the first class to confirm time/level

Toddler Independence (Ages 2-3)

Preschool Beginner (Ages 4-5)

Introduces young children, ages 2-3, to group experiences in the water without the assistance of parents. Activities include specialized pool games, instructional swim and supervised play time. Swim diapers are required if your child is not potty trained. Exit skills (required to advance to next level): Put face in water and blow bubbles, front/back float 3 seconds (with assistance), jump in with assistance

Prerequisites: Toddler Independence Exit Skills or age 4+ Designed for the child’s first lesson away from mom and dad with the goal of becoming comfortable in the water. Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Submerge 5 times, kick on front/back, backfloat (10 sec), frontfloat (10 sec), Swim independently 5 feet, Jump in without assistance.

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Prerequisites: none Designed for older kids that have never had a formal swim lesson. Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Submerge 10 times, kicking on front/back (10 sec), float on back/ front (10 sec), swim unassisted 10 ft, jump in and return to wall without assistance

Intermediate (Ages 5+ or graduate from Preschool Advanced) Prerequisites: Beginner exit skills, or Preschool Advanced exit skills Designed for older kids who can swim independently but need more stroke refinement Exit Skills (required to advance to next level): Front crawl 25 yards, backstroke 25 yards, Breaststroke kick, side breathing, treading water 1 min, jump in and return to wall without assistance


Fitness | aquatics

Downtown Class Schedule (*Sales tax will be added to all lessons) October 30 – November 29; $48* (no class Nov 20 & 22) Monday/Wednesday 4:30-6:30 (30 minute classes)

New!

Valley Foundations of Swimming (Ages 15+) Foundations of Swimming is perfect for those who are comfortable in the water but lacking the basics of swimming. The goal is to provide the participants with an avenue towards independent water workouts. Every Tuesday & Thursday; Valley pool 6:30 – 7:00 pm; $35 Monthly (plus tax)

December 4 – 20; $36* January 8-31-$42 (no class January 15) Monday/Wednesday 4:30-6:30 (30 minute classes)

Valley Class Schedule (*Sales tax will be added to all lessons)

New!

Swimming for Fitness (Ages 18+)

(Replaces Masters Swim) Join us for a workout catered to your fitness level and goals. Whether you are a seasoned competitor, novice athlete, triathlete or just swimming for fitness, this class is for you! A swim coach at every practice will help all participants work on stroke technique and improve their fitness level. Monday & Wednesday; 6:30 – 7:30 pm; $35 Monthly (plus tax)

November 2 – 30; $42*

(no class Oct 31, Nov 21 & 23) Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 (30 minute classes)

December 5 – 21; $36* Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 (30 minute classes)

January 9-February 1; $48* Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 (30 minute classes)

Support your Club with Your Swimming Purchases! Purchase your swim gear through our affiliate store and your Club receives a percentage from each sale! From swim fins and backpacks to goggles and swim caps SwimOutlet has the products that you need. 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!

Private Swim Lessons (ages 6 mos +)

Great for all ages! Children: $25 per half hour for one child and $5 for each additional child. Adult: $35 per half-hour To sign up, call Aquatics 509-459-4571 x512. www.spokaneclub.org | Winter 2017 | 35


Fitness | aquatics

Drop In Infant/Toddler Swim Class (ages 6 mos-3 years)

Swim Team The Spokane Club Swim Team is a spirited, family-based swim team committed to providing a well-rounded swim experience balancing community, sportsmanship, and overall enjoyment with high quality instruction, individual skill development, and a competitive team oriented environment. The coach will constantly work to help swimmers enhance all four competitive strokes, improve racing techniques, build self-confidence, become good team members, and learn that winning and succeeding are not always the same thing. *Note: All prices are plus tax.

This instructor-led drop in class is designed to introduce parents and children key skills that will increase water comfort and awareness in a pool and at home. Participants will focus on water response and developmental behaviors that can occur in the water. The goal is to teach parents and children what can be expected as the children begin to understand body movement in the water. Exit Skills: Front and Back float with assistance, climb in and out of pool with assistance, blow bubbles. NOTE: Parents are required to be in the water. Cost $6 per class. (plus tax) Valley: Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 pm Downtown: Monday/Wednesday; 4:00 pm

Introduction to Swim Team – $40* Practice times: Downtown; Mon & Wed 4:15 – 4:45 Great for those interested in transitioning from swim lessons to swim team. Swimmers will be introduced to the four competitive strokes and have a chance to compete at local swim meets. Prerequisites: Swim 15 yards front crawl and backstroke Silver – $40* Practice times: Mon & Wed 4:45 – 5:30 pm Great for new swim team members-introduction to swim team drills, strokes and competitions. Prerequisites: Swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke Gold – $45* Practice times: Mon, Tues & Wed 5:30 – 6:30 pm Great for continuing swim team members. Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards freestyle, backstroke and breastroke; coach’s approval Platinum – $50* Practice times: Mon, Tues & Wed 5:30 – 6:30 pm Great for swimmers wanting more competition. Prerequisites: Coach’s approval Optional all team practice (silver, gold, platinum) every Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm No Practice Nov 20-24, Dec 25-Jan 5. In the event of weather related school closure in District 81, all practices will be cancelled. Optional swim meet dates: Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 19 36 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

Valley Holiday Pool Hours Saturday, December 24 No lifeguard on duty Tuesday – Friday, December 26-29 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, December 30 10:00 – 4:00 pm Sun & Mon, December 31-January 1 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Tuesday – Friday, January 2 – 5 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Fitness | aquatics

MERMAID TRAINING

Whether your child wants to imagine becoming a mermaid, or wants to try a mermaid tail to see what it is like, mermaid certification classes are a great introduction! We are offering a beginner level and an advanced level, see the details and prequisites for each below. Mermaid tail is not provided. You may either rent or purchase one from Aquatics, or bring your own. Mermaid tail rental $20. If you want to purchase a tail, orders must be made a week prior to start of class if you want a choice of color). Prices range from $75-$85. Contact Chris in aquatics at cbarry@spokaneclub.org for catalog.

Mermaid Basic Certification (Ages 5+) The mermaid basic certification teaches swimmers how to care for their tail, and how to safely swim with a mermaid tail. Class will incorporate fun activities (i.e. swimming through hula hoops, swimming on back and learning safety techniques) to certify your child as a mermaid. Prerequisites: (must test with lifeguard at the pool prior to signing up) • Float: 30 seconds on back, 30 seconds on front—take breath while on front. • Roll from front to back, roll from back to front. • Tread water for approximately one minute. • Swim 25 yards or meters in any manner. • Perform the dolphin kick.

Mermaid Advanced Certification Advanced certification will learn a choreographed routine with moves such as fluke splashes, core rolls, and some synchronized swimming moves. The last day of class will be a mermaid recital on the last day of class, January 31, for family members to attend. Prerequisites: Completed beginner certification class or instructor approval January 8 – 31; (no class January 15) January 31; Mermaid show Monday & Wednesday; 6:30-7:00 pm; $42* (*plus tax)

November 6 – 15, Monday & Wednesday; 6:30 – 7:00 pm; $28* December 11 – 20, Monday & Wednesday; 6:30 – 7:00 pm; $28* (*plus tax)

Mermaid Tails for Christmas! Looking for a fun Christmas present for your future mermaid? Mermaid tails for kids are colorful, sparkly and fun but they are also safe, convenient and comfortable, so you can rest easy. Contact Chris at cbarry@spokaneclub.org for details and pricing.

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Family | happenings

Childcare Hours Downtown & Valley Downtown Closed November 23 Open November 24; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Valley Closed for Thanksgiving, November 23 and 24 Downtown and Valley Childcare Closed December 25 and January 1

Parents Night Out (ages 2-12) Drop your kids off for playing, making a craft, and watching a movie. Dinner is not provided, but they can order from the deli or bring food. No peanut products. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Cost: $21 for one child, $12 for each additional sibling Fridays, November 3 & December 8

Crafternoons! (ages 4 and up)

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Got a kid that likes to make crafts but don’t want the mess at home? Want to have a couple hours to work out or go have a bite to eat with friends at the Club Restaurant? If so, drop off your kiddos ages 4 and up with us and we will have an afternoon of craft making and play time. The kids will have fun creating, playing games, and hanging out with friends. Parents must remain on premises while kids are participating. Reservations required 48 hours in advance. To reserve call Childcare at 459-4571 x 515. Cost: regular Childcare rates apply plus $3 craft supply fee.

Choose your 3 hour time slot during any of our weekday hours. Infants may stay for 2 hours max. Reservations are required. Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515.

November 15, 29, December 6, 13, January 10, 17, 24, and 31, February 7 & 14

Cost: $21 for one child, $12 each additional

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Errand Day Every Day

sibling; Infants $16 for 2 hours

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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. 38 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017


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Winter Break Camp

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Various times

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Santa Sleighbell Breakfast

Winter Break Camp

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Winter Break Camp

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Various times

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Martin Luther King Day Camp

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Winter Paint Night

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Downtown Holiday Candy Making! Learn how to make some special treats to enjoy with your family or to give as gifts! We will make no cook fudge with the preschool group and cookie dough truffles with the older kiddos. We will box the candy up to take home and share….unless we eat them all during class! All supplies provided. $5 per child. Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Friday, December 15 Ages 3-Pre-k: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Kids Day Camps (ages 5-12)

Ages 5-8 4:00 – 5:00 pm Ages 9 and up from 5:10 – 6:10 pm

Our camps are a great place for kids to have a fun-filled day of activities. We have arts and crafts projects, gym and court time, swimming, and lots of good times! The kids will make new friends and catch up with old friends. Lunch is not provided but may be ordered from the deli or the Club Restaurant or you may bring a sack lunch from home (No peanut products). Snacks will be provided. Camps are held Downtown and reservations are required. Sign up early, limited space is available. Call 459-4571 x515 to sign up. (Minimum 4, Maximum 20)

Veterans Day Camp Friday, November 10; 8:00-5:00 $45 for the full day or $6 per hour; Additional siblings 20% less

Winter Break Camps December 20 – 22 • December 26 – 29 • January 2 – 5; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 4 day rate, $160 per child, additional siblings 20% less; 3 day rate $130, additional siblings 20% less; Daily rate $45 or $6 per hour, additional siblings 20% less

Martin Luther King Day Camp Monday, January 15; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm $45 for the full day or $6 per hour; dditional siblings 20% less

Downtown Holiday Story Time! (ages 2 and up) All kids love story time! We make it extra fun by reading a book and then making a project based on the book. We will get crafty and have a super fun time. Parents are welcome to join us or you can drop off and take some time for yourself. The story time and project making will last about 45 minutes, but the kiddos can play in Childcare afterwards! Reservations required 24 hours in advance call Tracey at 459-4571 x 515 or email tkauffman@spokaneclub.org. Cost: regular Childcare rates apply unless parent remains with child. Wednesday, December 6; 10:00 am 40 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Winter 2017

Winter Paint Night (Ages 9 to 99) Like to create art? Then come to our paint night in the Youth Lounge and create your own work of art. We will be creating a cute owl themed painting. All supplies are provided. We will also have snacks! Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Friday, January 26; 5:30-7:00 Cost $10 per person

Save the Dates

Valentine’s Candy Making Night Friday February 9

Valentine’s Story Time Wednesday, February 14


Santa’s Sleigh Bell Breakfast December 16 9:00 am–12:00 pm

$14* Adults $10* Ages 4 and up 3 and under no charge (* plus tax and gratuity)

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Weddings at the Spokane Club

Make the setting of your wedding as special as your love.

The iconic Spokane Club, born in the city’s Age of Elegance, blends timeless style and presentation with exceptional service and amenities. For more information contact Jackie Kiley at jkiley@spokaneclub.org 1002 W Riverside Avenue, Spokane, WA | www.spokaneclub.org

Our wedding was so much more than we hoped it would be and we can never tell you how thankful we are for you and your team. The club was so professional and the absolute perfect venue for us. – Allyson and Ryan Andrade

Signals Magazine Winter 2017  

Spokane Club member magazine

Signals Magazine Winter 2017  

Spokane Club member magazine