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Welcome, Spring!


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The Spokane Club Magazine

Spring 2018 Volume 52 No. 2 USPS 000239 Marketing & Communications Director Kate Spencer, 459-4535 Senior Designer/Web Manager Kasi Dunn, 838-8511, x118 Front Desk 838-8511

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social _____ Club Management

13 Social Events 16 Club’s Within the Club

General Manager . John O’Connor 838-8513 . joconnor@spokaneclub.org Controller • David McDowell 459-4232 . dmcdowell@spokaneclub.org Marketing & Communications Director Kate Spencer 459-4535 . kspencer@spokaneclub.org Membership Director • Cyndi Donahue Interim HR Director Deborah Traxel 459-4577 . hr@spokaneclub.org Hotel Operations Supervisor Andrew Porter 838-8511 . aporter@spokaneclub.org

business ________ 16 New Members 20 Membership News 21 Members to Know 22 Spring Offers at the Spokane Club Inn

fitness news ___________

articles ______ 2

Chair Message By Chris Bell, Board Chair

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Creating a Meaningful Life By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

10 Presenting Dennis Sparber, Executive Chef By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

family _____ 39 Family Happenings

23 A Message from Your Body to Your Mind

By Christine Cronin, U-District PT

schedules _________

Valley Director • Trevor Buckley

28 Fitness News

459-4240 . tbuckley@spokaneclub.org

24 Events at-a-glance

30 Court Sports

25 Gym & Aquatics Schedule

32 Tennis News

26 Downtown Fitness Schedule

35 Aquatics News

27 Valley Fitness Schedules

Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie 535-3554 . jurie@spokaneclub.org

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Business | Chairman’s message

Looking Back at a Year of Change, Looking Forward to a Year of Stability By Chris Bell, Chairman of the Board

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t’s amazing how fast time flies! In January of last year a letter was sent out to all Club members regarding the Board’s unanimous decision to implement a Capital Assessment program to begin March 1, 2017. The program was implemented to address the many, complex structural and functional issues that can occur with aging clubs, and to create a long-term plan for the maintenance and refurbishing of both member-facing and infrastructural projects. I am happy to report that the Capital Assessment Fund continues to grow, providing the Club with the ability to tackle the Capital projects that members want most, as well as the structural improvements the buildings most need. The Club’s Capital Assessment Fund is currently at over $500,000. The Capital Project Committee will continue meeting in order to prioritize Capital projects and create the largest impact for members. If you are interested in being part of the process, please reach out to the Club GM, John O’Connor at joconnor@spokaneclub.org. 2 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

Another major move made in 2017 to strengthen the Club’s future was the Board’s unanimous decision to hire KemperSports as a consulting group. This decision was formally announced at the Annual Meeting on July 11, 2017. Members who attended the meeting were able to personally meet key representatives from KemperSports, including Jim Stegall, Executive Vice President, KemperSports. The consulting agreement was a positive, productive process for the Club that evolved into a management agreement. In October of 2017, John O’Connor was officially named the General Manager of the Spokane Club. John has done a great job of genuinely connecting with members, leading and developing staff, and setting new standards of excellence for our Club while keeping a close eye on expenses and making smart decisions that both conserve and grow our assets, opportunities and member experiences. Your Board is also hard at work to elevate your experience at the Club. Staff is busy working on the 2018/2019 Budget and continues its focus on customer

service. As noted, our management partners at Kemper Sports continue to provide the Club with steady leadership and industry best practices that are being implemented around the Club. It continues to be a great partnership, with a great focus on the member experience. And speaking of member experiences, take a look at the offerings in this issue of Signals and plan to explore all your Club has to offer. Whether you are ready to try your first triathlon, polish your tennis game before USTA Tennis Tournaments, or add a new Club wine experience to your life before your annual Spring Barrel Tasting trip, the Club has programming for you. Our family is going to take advantage of the Club’s highly regarded swim lessons for our 2 year old son as we look forward to summer and taking advantage of the beautiful lakes and rivers the Inland Northwest has to offer. I can personally attest to the great benefit of membership for young families that access to some of the best childcare and kids programming in town provides. Whether you are a family with little ones taking advantage of the clean, safe, and attentive Childcare so mom and dad can take in a TRX class, or getting away for a quiet dinner alone or with your older kids, or one of the kids attending another great Spring Break camp with all of your friends, Club Childcare makes a difference in the quality of your life. The Club Restaurant and Executive Chef Dennis Sparber continue to receive great reviews. I am excited to see what Dennis has in store for us all this spring! Whatever your passions in life, you can find support, community and fun at your Club. I will see you at the Club.


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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Creating an Adventurous, Generous and Meaningful Life In the midst of your day-to-day life, do you ever feel a pull to be and give something more of yourself? Do you secretly (or not-so-secretly) long for more adventure, connection or creativity? Whatever may be calling you—whether it’s being part of a greater community, sailing the high seas, or helping others get a better start in life, we invite you to be inspired by these Club members who are living their dreams and helping the dreams of others to come true!

By Kate Spencer, Marketing & Communications Director

Charlie and Cathy Simon

Club Members for 15 years If there were a recipe for Charlie and Cathy Simon’s life, it would include all the sweet, savory and astonishing flavors of the world, along with plenty of sea salt! Lifelong sailors, Charlie and Cathy Simon have answered the question: What do you do after a world circumnavigation? 4 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

The answer is to take on another adventure. The Simons departed Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 18, 2017, and completed the Northwest Passage on September 8, 2017 (Cathy’s birthday) on their Taswell 58, Celebrate, which previously took them around the world in 2014-2015.

Their Northwest Passage route was 3,300 miles crossing the Arctic Circle northbound in the Atlantic near Greenland, and re-crossing the Arctic Circle southbound in the Pacific near Alaska. The Simons were recorded as boat #263 in history to complete the passage.


“It has been the highlight of our continuing year-long, 14,000-mile sail around the North American continent via the Arctic and the Panama Canal, expecting to arrive back in Ft. Lauderdale by mid-February,” says, Charlie. “Morale-boosting from Club friends was so important to us for this challenging expedition”, says, Cathy. Longtime members and supporters of the Spokane Club, Stacy and Anne Cowles, were introduced to the Simons by fellow Club member friends and Past Club President, Tom Culberson and his wife, BruceAnn, who all continued to offer words of support and tracked the Simon’s progress. Also, Dr. David Egger and his wife, Rebecca, were encouraging. Cathy met Rebecca when both women volunteered for the Club Christmas Decorating committee. Other close Club friends, including Phil and Jane Johnson, who have had many breakfast and lunch dates with the Simons at the Club, and John and Kat Langenheim, who first met the Simons at a Cellar Dwellers event, kept in contact with the Simons on the passage as much as possible. “Also, all of our Club friends sent us “congratulations” when the Arctic Passage was complete, says, Charlie. It meant a great deal to us! “We feel so fortunate to have connected at the Spokane Club and enjoyed a Georgian Room dinner-dance 25th wedding anniversary celebration”, says Cathy. “That party, along with many other celebrations we have since hosted at the Club, included these wonderful friends who are part of our “life support”. While the spirit of adventure is deeply engrained in both Charlie and Cathy, their sense of giving back to the community is fundamental to their lives and how they live it.

The Northwest Passage

“We believe education and learning is the key to a better world,” says Charlie. “We are major donors to the arts and sciences in the Spokane Community and worldwide. We were honored to be named Benefactors of the Year by the City of Spokane. We also give our time and energies to the arts and sciences across the USA.” Retired 12 years now from their respective careers, the couple sees their current life as a perfect match of family and friends, values and world experiences. For them, they key ingredients for a happy, meaningful life is simple: “Be good to everyone and follow your dreams!” www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2018 | 5


Lindsay Burdett

Club Member for 7 Years Lindsay Burdett is a woman on the move—running races, managing the operations of an independent Financial Advisor practice, serving as Secretary on the Club’s Board and Finance & Exec Committees, and traveling the world. It’s that last piece—the travel—that makes her heart beat faster, and the country most deeply held in her heart is Africa. 6 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

“I LOVE Africa,” says Lindsay, with her signature, beautiful smile. “I absolutely, from the bottom of my heart, LOVE Africa. I fell in love the first time I went there a couple years ago, and I’m going back in June for my 4th tour.” Lindsay’s work in Africa is part of the mission of Spring of Hope International, (SOHI), a 501.C3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving living conditions and promoting Christian spiritual growth among the poorest of the poor in rural Kenya. (http://spring hope.org/about/) Lindsay’s enthusiasm for and commitment to the organization’s mission is profound. “Our mission is to empower the Kenyan people, not give them things or do the work for them. They are more than capable of doing the work on

their own and it gives them a sense of ownership and empowers them. The African people are beautiful inside and out. They love so much, while having so little and give you a true understanding of what it is to be in relationship and the importance of having family. We take American teams over to Kenya to show them what Kenya’s culture is like and how we can truly


help from afar. You can’t help until you understand what help looks like for them and their culture. We do, however ,drill wells for clean water, and have a team to help us figure out best places for these wells to maximize utilization of the well and to shorten the walks for the people. Water is life to them.” Beyond her work in Kenya, Lindsay is also very involved in her own Spokane community. “I think it’s important to make sure you’re rolling up your sleeves in your own home town. I often hear of opportunities through my church. A couple of recent events were helping out Generation Alive by packing dry foods for distribution to local families, and the families hit by the California fires. We also collected for 2nd Harvest Food Bank and Toys for Tots at our work location, and I volunteer at my church at various services and events.” Anyone who has met Lindsay remembers her open, genuine smile, which in itself is a kind of passport to the hearts of others and the surest route for sharing her life passions. Those passions are what help to create a meaningful life. What does living a meaningful life mean to Lindsay? It’s both simple and profound. “Stuff doesn’t, and won’t, make you happy, so you may as well invest in people! Every little bit counts. Be patient with yourself, be patient with other people and roll with it. Thank God for this life, relax, enjoy, don’t take yourself so seriously and don’t be in such a hurry to get on to the next thing. There’s no need to elbow your way to the top, it will be there when you get there and you may even make some friends along the journey.”

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Dean Davis

Club Member for 13 Years From the time he was a boy, Dean Davis saw the world through a wide lens. Born in Würzburg, Germany and raised in Mississippi, The Philippines, Oklahoma and Spokane, Dean developed an adventurous mind and a keen eye for people and places and the stories they held within. His personal and professional storytelling took the form of photography and he’s made a great living—and a great life—from that choice. “I started a commercial photography business on Jan 1, 1997, and have been creating marketing and advertising images for a vast array of clients in the region since then. I started a fine art reproduction business about 15 years ago. We take artist’s work and create reproductions for them. I also produce my own personal, fine art work.” Dean’s most recent show of fine art was a 7-month exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture titled “The Artist’s Palette – Through the Lens of Dean Davis.” A Spokane Club member since 2005, Dean joined the Club to stay in shape 8 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

and build relationships with other business owners in the community. He remains a member for the same reasons. Dean is actively involved with the greater Spokane community as well. In earlier days, he was part owner of Spokane’s first microbrewery, The Fort Spokane Brewery. He co-founded the Inland Empire Blues Society in 1991 and spent over 13 years as co-host of The KKZX Blues Show with Ted and Dean. Dean started his photography business in January 1997 and has been involved with the community in diverse ways

since then. He is a past president of the American Advertising Federation, a former board member of Spokane Regional MARCOM and is currently the Chair of the Spokane Arts Commission and a board member of the Spokane Arts Fund. “My work life and personal life are inextricably connected. And I love that. I aspire to create and whether I am making an image of a gas meter for a utility or an image for a museum exhibit, it excites me. I shamelessly share my work with anyone who is interested.” He is, definitively, a happy man. “I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. I spend my days doing something that I am passionate about. I’m excited and eager to get to my studio every day. My wife and I work in the same industry and are able to understand each other in the evening when we talk about our day.” Given his passion for living, what does he see as the key ingredients to a happy, meaningful life? “We spend the bulk of the waking hours of our adult life at work. Find a way to love what you do or find something else to do. I’m a firm believer that we are each responsible for our own happiness and that we are in charge of our own destiny.”


Easter Brunch at the Club Sunday, April 1

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than by bringing family and friends to the Club for this very special Easter gathering! Seating times are every half hour. Reservations are required; please call Sara Treffry at 459.4237 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org.

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Presenting Executive Chef, Dennis Sparber!

John O’Connor, General Manager and Dennis Sparber, Executive Chef

By Kate Spencer, Marketing & Communications Director

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lot of shining moments in life are built on the steady, determined and inspired work of decades. Dennis Sparber, the Club’s new Executive Chef, is having a series of shining moments these days, presenting members with outstanding dining experiences from casually elegant to classically cool, and all with the timing, flair and finesse of a private club Executive Chef. A key member of the kitchen staff for 18 years, Dennis, most recently the Club’s Executive Sous Chef, has been a magician behind the scenes for most of those years, steadily perfecting his craft. During that time he worked side by side 10 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

with two of the Club’s most beloved chefs, Ray Delfino and Urs Moser. Dennis also worked with Will Barron, the legendary Maître d’ of the Club Restaurant. Chef Delfino and Will Barron are likely looking down from heaven with big smiles on their faces as they see the success of one of their young chefs. Chef Moser, now the Executive Chef of the North Jersey County Club, is also delighted to see Chef Dennis rise to the Executive Chef level. “Dennis is very dedicated to his profession and genuinely loves the Spokane Club and its members,” says Chef Urs. “He is absolutely a perfectionist and it

shows in the flavor, quality and presentation of his food, and in the cleanliness and organization of his kitchen.” Working side by side with Dennis for over 4 years, Urs was struck by the amount of time Dennis spent with the young cooks and his encouragement of their talent. “Dennis really enjoys working with young chefs and teaching them the art, and sometimes, the science, of cooking. He encourages their curiosity and is always looks for teaching moments.” Chef Dennis, a native of Washington state and longtime Spokane resident, was taught by some great instructors at Spokane Community College and upon graduation, worked at all the thenhottest spots in town including Ankeny’s at the Ridpath, Salty’s at the Falls, and Casey’s Bar and Grille. When an opening came up at the Spokane Club, Dennis applied for the job and won it. And for all the years that led up to his becoming the Club’s Executive Chef, Dennis has kept the same attitude towards his career: “If you have a passion for cooking, you never find it to be work. How many people get to have this much fun and be paid for it?”

Will Barron, the legendary Maître d’ of the Club Restaurant


Eric Scheer, Jovanna Fenton, Jason Rush and Dennis

In addition to being the right person, at the right time, Dennis had the right set of eyes on him when the Executive Chef position was posted. That new vision came from John O’Connor, the Club’s General Manager. “When I arrived at the Spokane Club my first task was to continue the search for yet another new Executive Chef ” John recalls. “Whoever was chosen would

Urs Moser, a favorite mentor of Dennis

be the fifth one in the past seven years. This constant turnover led to a decline in overall quality but also in member trust and satisfaction.” In the meantime, we had a large and multi-faceted Food and Beverage department that needed to continue to operate seamlessly. During the nation-wide search process, my observations, while attending to the day-to-day operations of all the elements of the food at the Club, led me to a fascinating conclusion: the solution was sitting right under my nose. “ “Executive Sous Chef Dennis Sparber, an 18-year veteran of the Spokane Club kitchens, was the one constant holding everything together during each and every change. His culinary skills were never in doubt and in interviewing Dennis and listening and watching how he worked, I came to realize that he was absolutely the best fit for what was needed.” “Since his promotion to Executive Chef, the comments on the food quality,

consistency, presentation and overall member satisfaction feedback have been through-the-roof positive. I am very excited to have Chef Dennis Sparber lead our culinary program to create fabulous member and guest experiences and restore the trust and confidence in a membership base starved for what their palettes crave.” One example of a shining culinary success was the recent Crab Feed which sold out, and with the highest attendance on record for the event. Dale and Corky Mason, longtime members and lifetime supporters of the Club attended the event and Corky reported back to John O’Connor on their experience. In her email to John, Corky wrote: “Now that was a Crab feed! The event was sold out, with delicious food and beautiful presentation. Dennis and his Staff did a superb job in making lots of people very happy. Everyone commented on it being the very best Crab Feed we have ever had! You, too, are to be congratulated, John. Many thanks for keeping our Club in the spotlight and for your leadership.” It’s an exciting time for Chef Dennis and all the recognition from members, fellow staff, and local fans from all over Spokane is deeply appreciated. But it’s the joy of doing what he does best that keeps him happy and creative. “I have high respect for the Spokane Club. It’s a fantastic place to work and I get to use a lot of my talent and passion here. Being happy to come to work and loving what you do every day is amazing. When you get paid for doing what you love and people call it work, that’s a pretty sweet deal!”

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Sweetheart Dinner

in the Club Restaurant

Wednesday, February 14 5:00 – 10:00 pm* Entrées

includes cho ice of

salad Macadamia Nut Cruste d Halib with pineap ple mango re ut $28 rice pilaf an lish, d medley of roasted veget ables OR Steak & Lo Petite Filet M bster $42 ignon and M aine Lobster Tail with dra asparagus a wn butter, nd scalloped potatoes OR Ribeye Ste ak with Bla ck Mushro Char-grilled oms $29 1 0 o z R ibeye with o house-made ur tr ip le cooked pei roasted garl tite mushro ic mashed p oms otatoes and garlic green beans

Salads

House Sala d mixed green s, washingto n stone fruit, pecans, smo key blue chee se dressing

OR

Caesar Sala d parmesan sa ble, white an chovies

Make a night of it with our Sweetheart Package at the Spokane Club Inn, for details see page 22. *last seating at 9:00pm 12 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

Desserts $6

Chocolate Sin Caramel C rème Brûlè e Strawberr y Cheeseca ke


Big Night Out Bingo! (Ages 21+) Mark your calendars for another adults only Big Night Out Bingo! We will have a delicious dinner buffet and drinks available while you test your luck at Bingo! There will be fun prizes for the winners! Bingo cards are $1 each (cash only please). For reservations, visit Spokaneclub.org or call 459-4239 to reserve your space today! For Childcare, please call 459-4571 x515. Thursday, February 22; Friday, March 30; & Friday, April 27; 5:30-7:00 pm; Library; $10* Members; $12* Guests (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Father Daughter Ball My Princess & Me It will be a magical night to create and capture lasting memories between you and your daughter(s) at our 6th annual Father Daughter Ball. Includes DJ for dancing, live princesses to greet your princess, kid-friendly dinner and a no host bar available for Dad. Princess outfits encouraged! Reservations required, reserve online at Spokaneclub.org or call 459-4239. Saturday, March 10; 5:30 – 8:00 pm Dads $30*, Princesses $20* each Georgian Ballroom (*Plus tax and gratuity)

Executive Speaker: Start Up Secrets with Tom Simpson Join us as Tom Simpson shares his Start Up Secrets in an evening of networking and discussion about what it takes to start a successful venture in the Inland Northwest. Tom has over 30 years of experience as an investor and entrepreneur, working closely with emerging companies in the Spokane region to achieve growth and profitability. Tom was co-founder and Chairman of etailz, an innovative eCommerce company which grew to $120 million in revenues prior to being acquired in 2016. He currently manages five angel funds focused on investment in emerging Inland Northwest start ups and is President of the Spokane Angel Alliance, an investment organization that has invested over $25 million in 35 emerging companies in the region. Tom served as an adjunct professor in the Gonzaga Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership program, and has finished five IRONMAN triathlons! Space is limited. Reserve your seat by calling 459-4239 or online at Spokaneclub.org. Tuesday, February 27; 5:30 – 6:30pm; $5 for Spokane Club and SYP members $10 for guests; Library

Family Bingo! Bring the entire family for a fun night of Family Bingo! We will have a delicious dinner buffet while you test your luck at Bingo and there will be exciting prizes for the winners! Bingo cards are $1 each (cash only please). For reservations, visit Spokaneclub.org or call 459-4239 to reserve your space today! Friday, March 2; 5:30 – 7:00 pm Library; $10* Adults; $5 Children 4-10; Children 3 and under free; $12* Guests (*Plus tax and gratuity)

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Social | events

Trivia 2018! Our Monday Night Trivia is back! Starting Monday, February 12, Bent Trivia will be back in the Club Restaurant from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Compete with friends and fellow Club members for fun prizes and of course, bragging rights! This is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome to participate! NOTE: Childcare will be available during this event. Call Tracey at 4594571 x515 to reserve your spot. (No infants.) Reservations encouraged; call the Club Restaurant at 838-8511 x145 to join the fun! Starting Monday, February 12

New!

ViVO in the Speakeasy: Vino + Tapas

Every Monday in the Club Bar 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Feel alive at an evening of wine and food in the historic Cutter Lounge. As you enter through the speakeasy entrance of the Club, you will hear DJ lounge beats and see a tasty array of tapas created by Chef Dennis. All guests will receive an etched Spokane Club wine tumbler to enjoy vino chosen for the ViVO event by Alex Van Amburg, our Club Sommelier. Mingle and enjoy a special night at the Club! Guests are welcome! For reservations, visit Spokaneclub.org or call 459-4239. Friday, March 23; 5:30-8:00 pm; $50 per person, includes etched wine tumbler

Womens Self Defense with Ginger Burk Learn to defend yourself AND get a great workout at this empowering class with Ginger Burk, owner of Women’s Integrated Defense Solutions. Ginger is a highly certified teacher of Krav Maga, a self defense system developed for the Israel Defense Force, which has a primary principle of “get home safe, whatever it takes.” Ginger teaches both law enforcement officers and women who want to learn the best way to protect themselves. She worked for the Washington State Department of Corrections for over twenty years and volunteers for the Spokane County Sheriff ’s Water Rescue team. Ginger is also an NRA certified pistol instructor, range safety officer and personal protection inside the home instructor. Space is limited and this class will fill up fast! Sign up online at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 459-4239. Saturday, March 17; 12:00 – 2:00 pm; $25 per person

Bridal & Events Showcase! See what’s new, beautiful and YOU at the Club’s special Wedding and Events Show! Admission, hors d’oeuvres and sparkling libations are complimentary and numerous raffle prizes will add to the fun! Meet top vendors for all the finest wedding services and amenities that will make your day picture perfect! To RSVP, call 459-4237 or email jkiley@ spokaneclub.org. (For a list of raffle prizes, see the ad on the back cover of this issue of Signals.) Friday, February 16; 5:00 – 7:30 pm

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Georgian Ballroom


Social | events

A Night to Remember MAC Titanic Gala The Historic Davenport Hotel Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm

Valley Easter Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo Bring your kids and the whole family out to our Valley location for an afternoon with fun crafts and an egg hunt! Kids will get hands on and meet new friends in the Petting Zoo with rescued animals from 2nd Chance Ranch. We’ll have animal food on hand to feed your new furry friends. 2nd Hand Ranch is a rescue facility that takes in abused, neglected and unwanted animals and restores them to full health. Plus, the pony and horse rides will be back this year! Please reserve by calling 459-4239 or online at Spokaneclub.org.

Dinner and Dancing: Chef Tom Librande recreates the Titanic’s 1st class, 10-course menu. Individual ticket: $150 Corporate Table for 10: $2,500 Register at northwestmuseum.org For more info call (509) 363-5304

Presenting Sponsor

Saturday, March 31; 1:00 – 3:00 pm $15 per child; $5 per adult

Easter Brunch Please reserve by calling 459-4239 or online at Spokaneclub.org. See ad on page 9. Sunday, April 1; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Cancellation policy No refunds or exchanges will be made for reserved Club events. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for all social and dining events unless otherwise posted. For all social and dining events, members who make cancellations after the stipulated deadline and members who do not show up for the event will be charged 50% of the event price plus tax for all attendees reserved.

Spring Awakening Ladies Luncheon Join us for a delicious Spring-inspired lunch! Invite your friends of all ages to join us in this Club tradition. Look for details in your Club email. Please reserve by calling 459-4239 or online at Spokaneclub.org. Wednesday, April 11; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; $25; guests welcome

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Member | clubs

Clubs Within the Club

Women’s Leadership Group

Creating a Club within the Club is a great way to meet people with similar interest and passions! Email events@spokaneclub.org for more information!

Book Club

Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Barbara Anderson 679-4358 February: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson March: Pompeii by Robert Harris April: Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

Celebrate wine, friendship and adventure with this dynamic group. Contact: Alex at spokanesomm@gmail.com February 21; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Wines of Southern Rhone March 21; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Wines of Portugal April 18; 5:30 – 7:30 pm Australian Wines 90pts or better

Second Tuesdays 7:30 -8:30 am Contact: Martinique Wood at 389-0629

Children of the Sun Investment Club

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

DANCE CLASSES Schedule subject to change

Partners Evening Bridge

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Reserve by the Friday before. Contact: Catering at 459-4237

BEGINING DANCE Thur, 6:45 & 7:30pm Studio 4, DT

Social Dancers

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

MARCH & APRIL 6:45pm

Nightclub 2 Step

7:30pm

Rumba

East Coast Swing

MAY & JUNE

Wednesday Bridge Luncheon Third Wednesdays at 11:30 am Reserve by the Friday before Contact: Catering at 459-4237

LEVEL 2 DANCE Tues, 5:45pm Studio 4, DT

6:45pm

Tango

7:30pm

Waltz

Rumba

Welcome to our New and Returning Members! Daniel Arch*, Chief Instructor Pilot, Northwest Flight School, and Lynne Arch, Teacher, Spokane Public Schools; Sponsored by Tim Lewis Shawn Arold*, Deputy Chief of Operations, Spokane Valley Fire Department, and Tanya Arold, Develop. Bus. & Ops Manager, Catholic Charities of Spokane; Sponsored by Sherry Harbaugh Kellee Ann Bates; Sponsored by Barbara Bates

Jason Berman, SVP, Strategic Resource Management; Sponsored by Keith Schmidt Rich Blackmore*, Electrician, Bureau of Interior, and Renee Blackmore, Owner, Eagle Ridge Cleaning Co.; Sponsored by Chris Bulger

Julie Campbell, PA-C, Providence Sacred Heart; Sponsored by Anne Oakley

Heidi Bollum, Realtor, Coldwell Banker, and Terry Bollum, Vice President, NW Farm Credit; Sponsored by Brent Mathison

Timothy Chavis, Surgeon, Newport Hospital, and Julie Chavis, Aquatic Fitness, Kroc Center; Sponsored by Disa Vradenburg and Kirk Vradenburg

Colby Blair, Lead Engineer, Community Co., and Chisa Uka, Accounts Manager, HUB International; Sponsored by Keith Richardson

Luke Christiano, Director of Sales, Owler, and LD Christiano; Sponsored by Richard Repp

Shawna Beese*, Manager of Peri/ Anesthesia Svs, Providence Holy Family, and Scott Grorud, Administrative Supervisor, Providence Holy Family; Sponsored by Greg Repetti

Linda W Bradley, Teacher, Spokane Schools; Sponsored by Terri Hart and Stuart Hart

Dustin Bender, Owner, Self; Sponsored by Arianna Brooke

Alexandra Brajcich; Sponsored by Judy Phipps

Mirjeta Beqiri, Professor, Gonzaga University; Sponsored by Connie Lipsker

Lorae Homme-Buck; Sponsored by Traci Hanegan

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Ryan Butler*, Special Agent, FBI, and Janice Butler, Finance Director, Daybreak Youth Services; Sponsored by Paul French and Tamitha French

Michelle Clary, Wealth Advisor, Piton Wealth; Sponsored by Clyde Haase Thomas Cleary, Patent Agent, Lee & Hayes PLL; Sponsored by Bryce Wilcox Brady Cobb*, Art Director, Seven 2, and Melissa Cobb, Asst. General Counsel, Red Lion Hotels Corporation; Sponsored by


Chelsie Bialkowsky Cathy C Cole and Kay D Nichols, Musician, Pacific Northwest Ballet; Sponsored by James Murray and Linda Murray

Clearwater Paper, and Dana Gerbing, Engineer, Avista

Patrick Henley, Physician, Kootenai Health, and Linda Henley, Manager, Apple

Merle D Gilliland, Architect, BWA, and Betty L Gilliland; Sponsored by Blaine Bennett and Marcella Bennett

Kenneth D Henry, Sales Rep, Carrier Corp, and Karen Henry; Sponsored by Michael Fisk

Jeff Comstock*, Partner, Financial Forum, and Michelle Comstock; Sponsored by Landy Comstock and Nancy Comstock

Avagael Grace* and Travis Grace, Physician, Deaconess

Lea Coville, Physician, Rockwood Clinic, and Patrick Coville

Eric Grimsrud and Katherine Grimsrud; Sponsored by Amy Anderson

Catherine Creer and Bill Creer, Director of Compliance, Wagstaff Engineering; Sponsored by Julie Olds

Patrice Gustafson; Sponsored by Janice Hill

Bill Hewitt and Kathy Yuracko, CEO, YAHSGS LLC; Sponsored by Stephen Berde Josh Heytvelt, President, JH Transport; Sponsored by Blake Stepp Travis Hille*, Field Service Operations Coordinator, Wartsila, and Angela Hille, Psychologist, Neuroeducation; Sponsored by Kristen Condon

Miles E Deife, Owner, Amerifarms LLC; Sponsored by Ross Blevins

Matthew Hanson, Owner, Dye Seed Ranch Inc., and Jessica Hanson, Associate Architect; Sponsored by Dennis Hanson and Norma Jean Hanson

Alan Hurd*, Owner, PMC, and Mandi Hurd; Sponsored by Michael Cannon

Michelle DeLeon, Real Estate Appraiser, Self; Sponsored by Kyle Reavis

Derek Hare, Loan Processor, Inland Mortgage; Sponsored by Vern Hare

Craig Innes, DVM, Self, and Teresa Innes, Librarian, Larkspur Library

Steven J Depner, President, Depner Financial Services; Sponsored by Lynn Sorenson

Michael Hart, Project Manager, Craven Company LLC, and Kimberly Gomez, Property Adjuster, Liberty Mutual Insurance; Sponsored by Blake Stepp

Albert Israel, Financial Consultant, Ameriprise Financial

Katie Doree, Executive Director, Rypien Foundation; Sponsored by Christopher Greene

Frederik Joerg, Intern, Hotstart, and Emily Joerg, Color Specialist, Tease Hair Salon;

Judy Dunbar, Teacher, Medical Lake School District, and Phil Dunbar, Registered Pharmacist, Express Scripts; Sponsored by Julie Campbell Trish Eason*, Business Development Manager, Allergan, and Casey Eason; Sponsored by Tim Lyons and Stephanie Lyons Jerod Edington* and Jennifer Edington; Sponsored by Brian Whitman and Lara Whitman Thomas Edwards, Financial Advisor, US Bancorp, and Alison Edwards, Program Manager, Starbucks Robert Egan, Physician, Rockwood Clinic; Sponsored by Christopher Yang Ryan Floyd*, Software Developer, Ridecell, and Kristin Floyd, Instructor, Pure Barre; Sponsored by Brian Betts Wes Franks; Sponsored by Wesley Franks

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

David Galeotti, Pacific Mat Company, and Alice Galeotti, Realtor, Windermere; Sponsored by Georgia Spencer Bradley Gerbing, Sr. Financial analyst,

* denotes families with minor children

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Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo Charlie Kato, RN, Providence Holy Family Dewey Kim, Production Manager, Kemira Water Solutions; Sponsored by Kirk Vradenburg and Pat Redmond Max C Kusske*, Commercial Agent, Stonebraker McQuary Insurance, and Katy S Kusske; Sponsored by Greg Cazzanigi John K Lackie, Managing Partner, Hennessey Funeral Home, and Claire E Lackie, Receptionist, Hennessey Valley Funeral Home; Sponsored by Dennis R Murphy Corey S Leavell*, Residential Appraiser, Berg Appraisal, and Audra S Marshall, Trust & Safety Specialist, Rover.com; Sponsored by Randolph Berg William Lenz, Attorney, Witherspoon Kelley, and Rhonda Lenz, Nurse, Providence Sacred Heart; Sponsored by Joseph Wessman and Ryan Jensen Mike Loft, Attorney, Witherspoon Kelley, and Terry Bleck; Sponsored by Gary Marks and Christopher Greene Maximilian Lorbiecki, Director of Business Development, Paw Print Genetics, and Sarah Godbehere Jay A Lundgren, Histotechnologist, Providence Sacred Heart Candace Magnin, Assistant City Prosecutor, Spokane City, and Diana Alves, Speech Therapist, Spokane School District; Sponsored by Brian Levy and Alicia Levy J. Franklin Martz*, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Providence Sacred Heart, and Stacie Nightingale-Martz, EFMP Respite Care Coordinator, Community Minded Enterprises; Sponsored by Hayley Burgin Abby Maurer, Server, Tortilla Union; Sponsored by Michael Maurer Keith McCathren, Property Manager, McCathren Management; Sponsored by Grace McCathren Mike McGinnis, Principal, Spokane Public Schools, and Karla Fox, RN, Sacred Heart Medical Center; Sponsored by Mike Ricketts and Leann Dunning Ted S McGregor Jr*, Publisher, Inland

Publications, and Anne F McGregor, Editor, Inland Publications; Sponsored by Tamara McGregor

and Thomas Palomo, Insurance Adjuster, Liberty Mutual; Sponsored by Tim Murphy and Sherrie Murphy

Joe McIntire and Diana McIntire

Jake Pounds*, Staff Psychiatrist, Kaiser Permanente, and Denise Pounds, Family Physician, Kaiser Permanente; Sponsored by Mark Wolf

Manny Mendez, Marketing Co President, U-Haul of Inland Northwest; Sponsored by Joe Delay Bill Miller and Ann Miller; Sponsored by Brian Jones Jason Miller*, Development, KSPS, and Anne Lee, Clinical Professor, Univ. of Washington; Sponsored by David Sandoval Emery Lee Monthei and Betty Monthei John F Moore, Owner, Acutopia PLLC, and Jefferson Coulter, Attorney, NW Justice Project; Sponsored by Tom McGarry and Mary Wissink Briana Mullendore, Office Manager, Law Office of Charles T Conrad; Sponsored by Shae Blackwell Gillian Murphy*, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, and Matt Murphy, Director of Operations, Metals Fabrication Co.; Sponsored by Randi Johnson Nikki Myers*, Dentist, Willamette Dental, and Lucas Myers; Sponsored by Karla Fox Akihiro Nakahara*, Ex. Vice President, Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, and Dian Nakahara; Sponsored by R. Joe Alleman W. Bruce Nelson, President, Nelson Farms, Inc., and Carol Nelson, Secretary – Treasurer, Nelson Farms Inc.; Sponsored by Mary Shrope Kelsey Parker, Executive Director, The First Tee of the Inland NW, and JJ Klaus, Agent, Farmers Insurance; Sponsored by Rick Bartels CeCe Patterson and Gregg Patterson, CEO, Demand Energy; Sponsored by Shaani Robideaux Joe Petrusek*, Owner, Interwest Advisors, and Kim Petrusek; Sponsored by Angela Repetti and Greg Repetti Tiffany Picotte, Immigration/Retention Specialist, Eastern Washington University Galina Palomo*, Spin Instructor, The Union,

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Tim Powers*, Surgeon, NWOS, and Ann KikPowers; Sponsored by Katy Theriault Kirsten Pugh, Controller, Fairchild AFB, and Jeff Pugh, Electrical Technician, City of Spokane Bryan Rabas; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo Tiffanie Rampley, RN, Providence Health Care Michael Ricketts, Detective, Spokane County, and Leann Dunning, Nurse, NWOS; Sponsored by Richard Howard

IN MEMORIAM James Guyor Member since March 1971 Hugh Lackie Member since February 1979 Clarke Richardson Member since June 1992 Daniel Morehead Member since April 2015 Edward Aylward Member since March 2017 Stuart Evey Member since February 1994 Joseph Blumel Jr Member since February 1968 Jack Pearce Member since June 1971 William McKay Member since November 1990


Patrick Roewe*, Dept. Director, Spokane County Library District, and Elizabeth Roewe, Instructor, Spokane Community College; Sponsored by Andrea Sharps

Tiffany Simonsen, Business Development Executive, Adworkz, and Jose Trejo, Staff Attorney, Northwest Justice Project; Sponsored by Thomas McGarry

Jeff Romane*, Owner, Romane Specialty, and Kayla Dahmen, CHAS; Sponsored by Phil Dahmen

Kenny Smith, Commercial Insurance Agent, HUB International; Sponsored by Ben Lyman

Tammy Roozekrans, RN, Deaconess Medical Center; Sponsored by Holly Mullen Chet Roshetko*, Director of Palliative Care, Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, and Karla Roshetko, Seller Associate, Jonas Elber & Associates; Sponsored by Kirk Vradenburg and Disa Vradenburg Chimene Sabeh*, RN, John Muir Health; Sponsored by Hayley Burgin

Edward Steidel, Computer Programmer, Spokane County, and Connie Steidel, Sales Associate, Nordstroms; Sponsored by Bernadette Brown Bobby Suarez, Asst Basketball Coach, EWU Athletics, and Jessie Duperre Dawn DeWill Talbot, Professor, WSU, and Alan Talbot, Senior Consultant, IBM; Sponsored by Anne Cowles

Debora Schmidt; Sponsored by Kathy Watson

Jordan Tampien*, Owner, 4 Degrees Real Estate, and Whitney Tampien, Loan Officer, Citywide Mortgage

Dale Simmons*, Irrigation Tech, City of Spokane, and Jeri Simmons, Server, Red Robin; Sponsored by Corey Schrock

Linda Taylor and Mike Taylor, Program Manager NLT, City of Spokane; Sponsored by Francine Dullanty

Brad Thew, Teacher, Central Valley SD; Sponsored by Stanley Chalich Taylor Thompson, Central Supply, Touchmark; Sponsored by Wesley Franks John Toomajon, Business Development, Optical Cable Corp Reid Tramelli and Olivia Tramelli; Sponsored by Dan Mouchett Tim Warner*, First VP, Alliant Insurance, and Laurel Warner, Attendance Secretary, District 81; Sponsored by George Schroeder William Warner; Sponsored by Tim Warner Terry Weiss and Teri Weiss; Sponsored by Kymberley Schneider Troy Wilcox, CEO, Primum Healthcare, and Andrea Wilcox, CFO Primum Healthcare

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Membership | news

Member Mentor Program Help us welcome new members by being a member mentor! Whether you love aqua fitness or yoga, play tennis, are a social dancer or just enjoy meeting new people, you can help us connect our new members to all our Club has to offer. We want to welcome our new members and encourage all members to support the growth of our unique community. You can sign up to be a mentor for: Handball, racquetball, tennis, yoga, aqua fitness, swimming, basketball, squash, pickleball, running, cycling, family fun, social dance, wine & food, business networking and general welcome.

Corporate Membership Program Did you know that Spokane Club has 5 or more members from over 70 companies? That means all future members from those companies will receive half off initiation when they join our member community! When 5 or more employees are current members, all other employees receive 1/2 off initiation. The purpose of our Corporate program is to support networking opportunities for Spokane’s business community. And remember, if you refer a new member to the Club from your company, you get to choose your Member Referral Reward! All that is needed is for the applying member to write your name on the “Referral” line of their application. Contact the Membership department at 509-459-4242 for more information.

To become a Member Mentor, please email membership@spokaneclub.org and let us know what areas of the Spokane Club you are most passionate about. Our membership team will occasionally reach out to you and ask that you welcome a new member to our Club with a phone call or meeting for coffee.

#LoveTheClub Love your Club online! We are asking all our members to “like” Spokane Club on Facebook and Instagram, and to post photos in February with the message #LovetheClub. You can share photos or thoughts about why you love your Club, whether you appreciate swimming in the pool, want to highlight your favorite group fitness teacher, enjoy seeing your friend at the Club or have a fabulous meal in the restaurant. Let’s show our love for the Club!

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Be a Member to Know! 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. CLEANING SERVICES

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

Commercial Real Estate Investments/Sales/Leasing/Development

Christopher D. Bell, Esq., SIOR

Kathie Sculley-Scott

Managing Broker

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

Expert Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

926-1112 or 534-3581

EVENT PLANNING

LEADERSHIP COACH AN INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED

COACH, TEACHER & SPEAKER

Brent K. Wilcox (509) 991-0921 brentkwilcox@yahoo.com

Hayloevents.com

www.JohnMaxwellGroup.com/brentwilcox

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MECHANICAL ENGINEER

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

REALTOR

REaltoR

Jodi Mouchett Real Estate Broker

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

JodiM@johnlscott.com www.JodiM.johnlscott.com Some Offices are Independently Owned and Operated

Looking for a fellow member to do business with? Share your expertise, products and services with your peers at the Club with a Members to Know ad. Contact Kate Spencer at kspencer@spokaneclub.org for details.

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

Suzette L. Rahn, Publisher www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2018 | 21


Special Spring Offers at Your Club Inn Sweetheart Package

Looking for a wonderful Valentine’s Day idea? Come enjoy a romantic getaway with us at the Spokane Club. Our Sweetheart Package is just for members, and includes a 1 night stay in our remodeled King rooms, a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine, dinner and breakfast credit in our wonderful restaurant. Please call the Front Desk at 838-8511 to book, or contact Andrew Porter at aporter@spokaneclub.org with any questions. Offer available only on Feb 9, 10, 14, 16, 17

Daylight Savings Package

As we lose an hour on March 11th for Daylight Savings, why not spend your time relaxing with us at the Spokane Club with our “Stay In and Sleep” Package. This package includes a 1 night stay in our remodeled king rooms and a $30 breakfast credit with room service. Please call the Front Desk at 838-8511 to book, or contact Andrew Porter at aporter@spokaneclub.org with any questions. Offer available only on March 11th

Hotel has updated rooms and an incredible front desk team that will make sure your experience is excellent. – Shae B. 22 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

Easter Package

Having family over for the Easter holiday? Set them up with our Easter Weekend Package available only to members and their sponsored guests. While staying with us, any sponsored guest has full access to all of our member perks, including use of the workout facility, steam room, and pool! This package includes a 1 or 2 night stay with us, a bottle of white or sparkling wine, a breakfast credit at our wonderful restaurant, and access to our Easter Brunch (cost will vary depending on amount of guests). Please call the Front Desk at 838-8511 to book, or contact Andrew Porter at aporter@spokaneclub. org with any questions. Offer only available between March 30th and April 1st.


A Message From Your Body to Your Mind Photo by Ales Krivec/Unsplash

Dear Body, Why are you failing me? Dear Mind, Thank you for checking in, I’ve been trying to talk with you for years. You’re always “too busy” though and don’t seem to notice my subtle cues, tightness in the shoulders, a dull ache, general tension. It seems like I have to throw a tantrum to get your attention, like when the back gave out a few years ago, or the knee wouldn’t let you play golf. The funny thing is, you only seem to pay attention to me briefly, then it’s back to your routine, leaving little time for me. You keep comparing me to who I was 20 years ago, and frankly, if you look in the mirror, you’ll notice we’ve changed. Maybe if you started appreciating what I can still do, instead of what I can’t, we would be doing a lot more together. I’ve noticed that you put better fuel in your car, then you do in me, and when

By Christine Cronin, PT

I finally break down, you don’t get to replace me. The fuel you’ve been using in me lately, has been slowing down the system, and has not left me with much power. That poor fuel has added weight to our frame, and I wasn’t made to carry this much extra force. In fact, I’m quite tired with this extra load and it’s causing me to wear down sooner. While I’m ranting about your car, you have a trusted mechanic, but when is the last time you took me to a trusted health care provider? Don’t even get me started about exercise. Do you know what I was designed for? I used to walk or jog for days in groups, spending hours on my feet, climbing, sprinting, and for fun we danced and feasted and sang. Now we sit, and then when we get tired from sitting at the office we go home and sit on the couch, with an occasional burst of movement. Not nearly enough to quench my thirst. Sometimes you still ask me to do what we did 20 years ago,

that’s when I remind you we can’t by blowing out our Achilles. So Brain, I’m quite offended by the thought that I’ve let you down, when in fact you been letting me down for years. Thankfully, I’m incredibly forgiving. Just give me a chance, because I can get stronger at any age, in fact I can grow our muscles bigger no matter if you are 80 or 18. It may take a little longer, but I can always get better if you ask. I can get more flexible if we stretch together, I can even make our heart and lungs stronger, bigger and you more efficient. We can get faster and improve our balance if we work on it. I am amazing at adapting to the stress you put on me, the only problem is lately you’ve been putting a lot of stress on yourself, and not listening to me at all. If I may, please do something for me today, something small, a walk or a stretch during a phone call at work. I am capable of more than you know, and if you start listening, we might enjoy this ride a little more. Ready? Me too! www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2018 | 23


Events | at a glance

February 9 Valentine’s Tennis Mixer 6:00-9:30pm

13 Valley Mermaid Certification Begins 6:00-6:45pm

9 Valentine’s Candy Making 5:00-6:15pm

14 Valentine’s Dinner 5:00-10:00pm

12 Candlelight Yoga 6:00-7:30pm

14 Kids Plunge Party 5:00-8:30pm

12 Monday Night Trivia Begins 6:30-8:00pm

16 Bridal & Events Showcase 5:00-7:30pm

19 President’s Day Kids Camp Various times 22 Big Night Out Bingo 5:30-7:00pm 23 Pickleball Tournament 5:00-9:00pm 27 Executive Speaker: Tom Simpson 5:30-6:30pm

March 2 Family Bingo 5:30-7:00pm

17 Womens Self Defense 12:00-2:00pm

30 Big Night Out Bingo 5:30-7:00pm

21 Spring Basketball League

30 Easter Bunny Egg Decorating 5:30-7:00pm

5 Downtown Mermaid Certification Begins 6:00-6:45pm

23 Vivo at the Speakeasy 5:30-8:00pm

10 Father Daughter Ball 5:30-8:00pm

26 El Corazon Wine & Yoga Event 6:00-7:30pm

April 1 Easter Brunch 10:00-2:00pm 2 Spring Break Camp Begins 6 Spring Break Pool Party

9 Mermaid Advanced Certification 6:00-6:45pm 11 Spring Awakening Ladies Luncheon 11:00-1:00pm 13 Parents Night Out 5:30-8:30pm

Coming in May 24 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

11 Mother’s Day Paint Night

31 Valley Easter Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo 1:00-3:00 pm

16 Learn Yoga 6:00-7:30pm 27 Big Night Out Bingo 5:30-7:00pm 27-29 Racquetball Tournament

13 Mother’s Day


GYM SCHEDULE

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OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

10:30AM - 11:15AM

OPEN GYM

7:15AM - 9:15AM

OPEN GYM

12:30PM - 6:00PM

2:00PM - 5:30PM

BOOT CAMP

MEN’S LEAGUE BASKETBALL

6:00PM - 7:00PM

7:15AM - 9:15AM

7:00AM - 9:15PM

F

OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 9:00AM

S

S

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

DOWNTOWN

ADULT BASKETBALL

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

T

OPEN GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

OPEN GYM

10:45AM - 5:30PM

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

OPEN GYM

2:00PM - 6:00PM

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

5:00AM - 5:30PM

SUPERTOTS

5:30PM – 7:30PM (1/22 – 3/12)

OPEN GYM

7:30PM – 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 9:00AM

STRENGTH

9:00AM – 10:00AM

OPEN GYM

10:00AM – 5:30PM

SKYHAWKS

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 5:30PM

SKYHAWKS

5:00AM - 7:00AM

TRX/YOGA

7:00AM – 8:00AM

INDO-ROW

8:30PM - 10:00PM

5:30PM – 8:30PM (2/6 – 3/20)

9:00AM – 10:00AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

SUPERTOTS

SHOCKWAVE

OPEN GYM

9:00AM – 10:00AM

9:30AM – 11:30AM

VALLEY

5:30PM - 8:30PM (2/7 – 3/21)

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

5:00AM - 9:30AM

11:30AM - 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

10:00AM – 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

EXTREME

SUPERTOTS

10:00AM – 12:00PM (2/3 – 3/10)

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

12:00PM – 7:00PM

8:30PM – 10:00PM

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**

5:00 - 7:30AM

HYDRO HIIT*

7:30 - 8:30AM

AQUA POWER*

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

11:00AM - 1:00PM

8:45 - 9:45AM

LAP SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

10:00 - 11:00AM

1:00 - 4:00PM

CIRCLE SWIM

LAP/TEAM**

CIRCLE SWIM

1:00 - 4:00PM

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

AQUA FITNESS

8:30 - 9:30AM

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

ADULT SWIM

6:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

3:00 - 6:00PM

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+

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

11:30AM - 12:30PM

ADULT SWIM

POOL CLOSES AT 5:00 PM FOR SWIM MEETS FEB 16 & MARCH 23

** = TWO LAP LANES AVAILABLE

OPEN SWIM**

5:30 - 11:30AM 18+

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

* = ONE LAP LANE AVAILABLE

5:00 - 7:00PM

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*

8:45 - 9:45AM

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

SPRING 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

T

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BOOTCAMP

T

TRX*

45 MIN; BRADLEY SB

45 MIN; BRADLEY G

BODYPUMP

RPM*

DAVID G

MEL C

RPM*

DAVID C

GENTLE YOGA

BODYPUMP DAVID G

RPM*

Fitness classes last 60 minutes unless noted otherwise

DAYNA C

GENTLE YOGA

NICK S4

7:00am

F

SKI CONDITIONING

55 MIN; DAVID G

FEBRUARY 1 – 28 S S

NICK S4

Cycle, TRX and Shockwave classes run 45 minutes

TRX*

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

50 MIN; DAVID S4

RPM* LORI C

9:15am

ZUMBA

ZUMBA EVI G

BRANDY G

CYCLE* MOLLY C

9:30am

SENIOR FITNESS OKSANA S4

PUMP FUSION REBECCA S4

BARRE*

SENIOR FITNESS CASSIDY S4

PUMP FUSION CASSIDY S4

SENIOR FITNESS REBECCA S4

BARRE*

MICHELE SB

MICHELE SB

YOGA

10:00am

CHRISTINE/CYNDI 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

35 MIN; AMY S4

12:15pm

YOGA TOM S4

TRX*

DOMINIQUE SB

CYCLE*

YOGA

HANNAH S4

TRX*

OKSANA SB

YOGA TOM S4

CYCLE*

45 MIN; OKSANA C

45 MIN; OKSANA C

1:30PM

RPM*

MARLENA C

4:00pm

YOGA

STAFF S4

5:30pm 6:15pm

BODYPUMP MEL S4

RPM*

DAYNA C

BODYPUMP LORI S4

DAYNA C

BOOT CAMP

YOGA

POWER YOGA

BEGINNING YOGA

JEN G

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 | Spring 2018

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 - 9:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

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6:00am

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BRIANNA C

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

HIIT STRENGTH

CYCLE* MOLLY C

MOLLY G

PARNEY P

INDO-ROW/ SHOCKWAVE

CYCLE*

GENTLE YOGA* COURTNEY S

BARRE* JILL S

Fitness classes last 60 minutes unless noted otherwise

GENTLE YOGA

YOGA

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

LORI C

STEPHANIE G

GENTLE YOGA* RINZEN S

9:30am

9:45am

AQUA FITNESS

PARNEY P

PIYO

JENNIFER S

HIIT STRENGTH 60 MIN; MOLLY G

YOGA FLOW CHRISTINE S

GENTLE YOGA

10:45am

RINZEN S

NATALIE S

*Online Class Reservations

50 MIN; COURTNEY S

CYCLE*

12:00pm

DONNA C

CYCLE*

5:00pm

CYCLE*

JENNY C

5:30pm

JENNIFER 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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TENNIS T

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

El Corazon Yoga Event

Winter Indoor Cycle Challenge Are you ready to go the distance? Please join us this winter for our Indoor Cycle Challenge! The Challenge runs through March 18 and the goal is 300 Miles. You must be in a scheduled Group Fitness Cycle class at either Club for your miles to count. Record the distance traveled after each class.

Candlelight Yoga in the Library Enjoy a peaceful stretch in front of the Club fireplace, surrounded by candles deep meditative stretching can decrease stress, improve your flexibility and transform your body. Join Cyndi Slizza Donahue, E-RYT, CPT, for this relaxing event by candlelight. Accessible to all bodies and yoga novices. Includes a glass of Valentine week wine from Trust, LoveBlock or Better Half winery! Sign up at the Sport Shop, online at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 459-4239. Monday, February 12; 6:00 – 7:30 pm $10 per person, includes complimentary glass of wine after class

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Combine a heart opening hour of yoga with El Corazon wine tasting and what do you get? Sensations of connection, relaxation and a smile! Enjoy an hour of yoga with Cyndi Slizza Donahue, accessible to all fitness levels, and then taste the fantastic wines from El Corazon. El Corazon Winery is located in the heart of downtown Walla Walla, specializing in single vineyard, single varietal wines from sustainable growers in the Walla Walla Valley. El Corazon strives to create the best of Carmenere, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Syrah in Washington, and provides a fun, relaxed space to enjoy wine with friends. Sign up at the Sport Shop, online at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 459-4239. Monday, March 26; 6:00 – 7:30 pm $15

Learn Yoga! A class for Super Beginners Curious about yoga but intimidated to try a class until you learn more? This is your chance! Come to this special class for beginners to learn the basics of yoga – what to expect in a class, how to do the poses and understand more about how yoga can help you improve your physical and mental health. Sign up at the Sport Shop, online at Spokaneclub.org or by calling 459-4239. Monday, April 16; 6:00 – 7:30 pm $10 for members and guests


Fitness | news

New Winter Classes DOWNTOWN Monday: YOGA 12:15 – 1:15 pm w/Tom Sunday: RPM 1:30 – 2:15 pm w/Marlena

VALLEY Tuesday: CYCLE 6:00 – 6:45 am w/Brianna Wednesday: CYCLE12:00 – 12:45 pm w/Donna

Ski Conditioning This Ski Conditioning workout helps you start out the season strong and to end the season stronger by focusing on the most commonly used muscle groups; Glutes, hamstrings and core. Get ready to rev up your metabolism with Leg Blasters, Cardio Intervals and intense Core Fusion. Downtown: Wednesday 5:45 – 6:30 am Gym w/Bradley

100 Classes Fit Challenge It’s not too late to join the 100 Classes Fit Challenge. To participate, simply attend 100 Group Fitness or Aqua Fitness classes between now and August 31st 2018 and you will receive a fun, free T-Shirt. It’s so easy. Signup sheets are located in our Group Fitness studios and gym. Increase your fitness and become 100 Classes Fit!

Group Fitness Policy Any class that does not maintain a minimum of 4 or more attendees for 4 consecutive weeks will be removed from the schedule but may be reinstated at a later time.

HIIT Training By combining Strength Training with High Intensity Interval Training you have the best body-blasting workout. This is a non-stop combination of short bursts of intense cardio, strength and plyometric drills followed by a short recovery. This formula is results driven. You will burn fat and build muscle. Downtown: Friday 11:30 am – 12:05 pm; Studio 4 w/Amy Valley: Tuesday & Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 am; Gym w/Molly

Pump Fusion Pump Fusion is a 60 minute workout that challenges all your major muscle groups. You will be using light to moderate weights with lots of repetitions. You will build and increase strength and endurance, get lean and toned. This class also focuses on building Core Strength from Body weight exercises such as planks and pushups that will improve functional fitness of the abdominals and posterior chain, while improving flexibility. This high energy workout is results driven. Downtown: Tuesday 9:30 – 10:30 am; Studio 4 w/ Rebecca & Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 am; Studio 4 w/Cassidy

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Fitness | court sports

Spring Basketball League

Pickleball Doubles Tournament

Spring Basketball League tips off March 21st with games every Wednesday through the middle of May! Join us on Draft Night at 5:30 Wednesday, March 21st for pick-up games followed by beers and the draft. League play starts the following Wednesday, March 28th with games at 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30.

Imagine playing ping pong standing ON the table. This fun sport is great for all ages and skill levels. Pickleball can become a quick-paced, competitive and fun workout as you gain experience, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States! Join us for a Round-Robin Doubles Tournament with a single elimination play off round on February 23rd from 5-9 pm. Spots are limited, so reserve for your team today! To sign up, please call the Downtown Sport Shop at 459-4571 or email Chase at cwinkler@spokaneclub. org.

Draft Night – March 21; League play begins March 28; $65 per player

Friday, February 23; 5:00 – 9:00 pm $10 per team

A League (l to r): Front Row: Ryan Leong and Louis Hurd Back Row: Morgan Maxey, Stephen Madison, Adam Seaburg, Mike Hart, Gabe Renouard, and Austin Damon

Fall Basketball League Champs! B League (l to r): Pat Love, Gerhard Muelheims, Levi Szymanowski, Kevin Kunz, and Matt McFarland

Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Recap The 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Dodgeball Tournament featured 10 teams, but only one team was able to take home the coveted trophy and $75 cash prize. Congratulations to the 4th annual USDT champions! Pictured: Maddie Bender, Teagan Ball, Blake Moore, Tyler Gyllenhammer, Tjay Naccarato, and Kainoa Figueira 30 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

SCORE – 2nd Annual Spokane Club Racquetball Tournament The 2nd Annual SCORE Racquetball Tournament offers Men’s, Women’s, Singles, Doubles, and Junior Divisions. All players will receive quality competition, excellent catered meals and beverages, a participant T-shirt, and exceptional hospitality throughout the weekend. Division champions and runner-ups will take home finalist prizes. This tournament is filling up fast! There are currently 29 participants registered from 4 different states, so sign up soon to guarantee your spot! Register online at r2sports.com. Early Bird Entry $65 until 3/17/2018. Regular entry fee $75; First time entrant fee $50 (enter FIRST15 in the coupon box during registration); Juniors $25 (enter JUNIOR40). Pricing includes up to two divisions. Start times for first round matches will be available after 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24th. Play starts at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 27th. April 27 – April 29


Fitness | court sports

2017 Handball Tournament The 2017 Handball Tournament was hosted at the Club Nov. 17-19. The weekend was filled with first-class catered meals and beverages, great comradery, and some excellent handball! We had 38 participants across 9 different divisions. Thank you to everyone who participated!

The winners are listed below:

Open: Loren Collado B: Mark Schultz C: Richard Padilla Golden Master (50+): Russ Akerhielm Super Master (60+): Bob DeVleming Super Golden (70+): Thomas Brown

Doubles Open/A: Anthony Collado & Loren Collado Doubles B/C: Mark Schultz & Rich Carver Doubles (60+): Bryce Siegel & Ernie McGarry

Dan Murphy

Handball Quickie Dates Friday, February 2 & Friday, April 13 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Racquetball Quickie Dates Pete Svennungsen

Anthony Collado, Loren Collado, Pete Svennungsen, and Dan Murphy

Monday, February 5 & Monday, April 16 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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, or a private retreat 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 | Spring 2018 | 31


Fitness | tennis

2017 Member’s Tourney is in the Books!

A complete list of our champions: Men’s Open Singles Tom Griner def Kirk Vradenburg 6-2;6-2 Men’s 4.0 Singles Dean Gray def Michael Krononberg 6-2;6-4 Men’s 3.5 Singles Robert VanCott def Kevin Collins 6-0;6-1 Women’s 4.0 Singles Kelly Cargle went 3-0 in round-robin play

M3.5 winners: New Member Noah Ray and Sean Lumsden battled through a tough M3.5 field A special thank you shout-out to Tod Whitman for sponsoring the Annual Member’s Tennis Tournament as he has for the past 3 years! His generosity ensures every player walks away with something to commemorate this awesome annual event. This year it was slick dri-fit shirts with custom logos, real head turners. The only thing missing from this year’s event was more Whitmans in the draws! For this event, we roll 90% of our entry fees into providing fun food and gift ideas throughout the 2-week tournament (as seen in buffet photos) and awards to our various champions! We love running these events and hope you enjoy playing in them! Thanks to the 195 players who chose to participate in this year’s tournament. Hopefully everyone walked away with some sweet memories! Thanks again, Tod!

W4.0 Champs: Lori Nicol and Joanne Berg won the 4.0 doubles! 32 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

Women’s 3.5 Singles Patti Marvel went 3-0 in round-robin play Mixed Open Doubles Chris Tate/Holly Whitman went 4-0 in round-robin play Mixed 8.0 Doubles Tom Griner/Kiersten Shelby def Keri and Kevin Collins

Tom Griner and Kiersten Shelby showcasing Max Buffet! Max Ellingsen shows his approval for the Spokane Club catering! the talent that won the Mixed 8.0 draw!


Fitness | tennis

Carolyn and Jacob Johnson were 2 of 6 family doubles pairings throughout the member’s tournament!

Open: Kirk Vradenburg dropped a match to multi-champion Tom Griner

Mixed 7.0 Doubles Kristen/John Bumgarner def Reid Tramelli/H. Whitman 6-3;3-6;10-6

Women’s Open Kari Bowton/April Denike went 4-0 in round-robin play

Men’s Open Doubles Tom Griner/Sean LaSalle def Kirk Vradenburg/Chris Tate 6-4;3-6;10-7

Women’s 8.0 Joanne Berg/Lori Nicol def Jayne Deife/ Disa Vradenburg 6-4;7-5

Men’s 8.0 John Bumgarner/Tom Griner def Sean LaSalle/Andre LaSalle 6-3;6-4

Women’s 7.0 Karen Henderson/Patti Marvel def Susan Busch/Paula Scott 6-3;6-2

Men’s 7.0 Noah Ray/Sean Lumsden def Kevin Collins/Dan Osborne 7-5;3-6;13-11

Women’s 6.0 Jlynn Spitz/Anne Vogel went 2-1 to win the round-robin event

Disa Vradenburg digging the catered offerings!

M3.5: Kevin Collins fell to Robert Van Cott (RVC) in the M3.5 draw

Congrats to all of our Members Only Tournament Winners and Participants!

Kelly Cargel & Keri Collins were not slowed down by Club Mimosas!

Mxd 7.0: Kristen and John Bumgarner rolled through the 7.0 draw! www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2018 | 33


Fitness | tennis

Club Members remember tennis player Ed Shields!

Ron Tan celebrated his birthday in style at the Club with his lovely bride Peggy!

Halloween Tennis Mixer Recap! 36 players dressed to compete and have fun during our annual Halloween Tennis Mixer. Great food catered by our Club, and super fun games and challenges made this mixer another reason to always play tennis at the Club!

2nd place at the National 65+ 3.0 Division Voni Tombari, Trudy Jacobsen, Jan Hardenbrook, Jane McElroy, Elizabeth Daniels, Debbie Raabe, Sharon Pataky and Marsha Todd

Calling All Super Seniors Tennis Players! Larry Kelly, longtime member and devoted tennis player, is looking for some members interested in playing a more robust version of Seniors Tennis. Now in his 70s, Larry has the spirit of a man decades younger and a passion for the game that’s unstoppable. If you are interested in playing Super Seniors Tennis, please contact Jenn Manos at 535-3554 or email Larry personally at lmkelly1@yahoo.com. 34 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

IF you Thought the Halloween Mixer was Ghoulishly Fun…You’ll LOVE the Valentine’s Mixer Friday, February 9 6:00 – 9:30pm! Sign-up at the Valley Desk or contact Jeff at 535-3554 or jurie@ spokaneclub.org if you would like more information. Friday, February 9; 6:00 – 9:30 pm $21 per person

On-Going tennis happenings in the Valley Cardio tennis Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm & Saturday 9:00-10:15 am Men’s Wednesday PM League 6:009:00 pm Women’s Tuesday PM Leagues 6:007:30 pm Women’s Thursday AM League 9:0010:30 am If you are interested in any or all of these activities, contact Jeff at 535-3554 or email jurie@spokaneclub.org.


Fitness | aquatics

Mermaid Basic Certification (Ages 5+)

New!

Whether your child wants to imagine becoming a mermaid, or wants to try a mermaid tail to see what it’s like, mermaid certification classes are a great introduction. 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, learning safety techniques) to certify your child as a mermaid. Mermaid tail not provided. You may either rent or purchase one from Aquatics, or bring your own. Prerequisites (must test out 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.

Come to the Downtown pool and swim with other mermaids in reserved lanes! With music and props, this free, open swim time is your child’s chance to swim with mermaid friends. Prerequisites: 25 yard swim test or have participated in a previous mermaid class. Tail rentals will be available (limited quantity on hand) Lifeguards will be available to assist in tail sizing and answer any questions.

Complimentary Kids Open Mermaid Swim Time – Downtown

VALLEY: February 13 – March 1, Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 – 6:45 pm; $35* DOWNTOWN: March 5 – 21, Monday & Wednesday; 6:00 – 6:45 pm; $35* (*plus tax)

Mermaid Advanced Certification

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:00 pm Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 for family members to attend. Prerequisites: Completed beginner certification class or instructor approval Mermaid tail purchase (must order a week prior to start of class if you want a choice of color). Prices range from $75-$85. Mermaid tail rental $20. Contact Chris in aquatics at cbarry@spokaneclub.org for catalog. April 9 – 25; Monday & Wednesday; 6:00-6:45 pm; April 25; Mermaid show; $35* (*plus tax)

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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. Any cancellations must be received by the Friday before the first day of class to avoid $10 cancellation fee. Steps for Swim School Enrollment: 1. Determine private or group lessons 2. Evaluate your child’s swim ability and choose a location, class level, dates and preferred 30 minute time 3. Call Aquatics at 509-459-4571 x513 to sign up 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)

February 5 – 28; $36* (no Class Feb 14 & 19) Monday/Wednesday 9:00-11:00 am; 3:30-6:00 pm

March 5 – 21; $36* Monday/Wednesday 9:00-11:00 am; 3:30-6:00 pm

April 2 – 25; $42* Monday/Wednesday 9:00-11:00 am; 3:30-6:00 pm

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

February 6 – March 1; $48* Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-11:00 am; 3:30-6:00 pm

New!

Valentines Day Kids Plunge Party! Want to take your Sweetheart out for Valentine’s Day? Drop your kids off at the pool and enjoy a well-deserved break. Your kids will have a great time with crafts, games, and swimming, all while watching the hit movie MOANA. Dinner will be provided. Drop off will be available at 5:00 in front of the Studio B. The pool will open at 5:15 and the movie starts at 5:45. 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 8:30. • 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 x513 to register and save your space today! All participants must be registered prior to the event. Wednesday, February 14; 5:00 – 8:30 pm $10 for the first child; $5 for each additional

March 6 – 22; $36* Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-11:00 am; 3:30-6:00 pm

April 3 – 26; $42* Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-11:00 am; 3:30-6:00 pm

Saturdays Lessons in the Valley February 2 – 23; $24* 10:00 am-12:00 pm

March 2 – 23; $24* 10:00 am-12:00 pm

April 6 – 27; $24* 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Private Swim Lessons Children – One-on-one instruction is a great way to get your child familiar with the water and ready for group lessons. It’s also great when your child is ready to take swimming to the next level and improve stroke technique and to get ready for swim team! Lessons are $25 per half hour for one child and $5.00 for each additional child. Adult – Whether you are training for a triathlon, uncomfortable in the water, or just looking for some stroke technique, private lessons with our instructors might just be for you. Lessons are $35 per half-hour. Contact Aquatics at 509-459-4571 x512.

Spring Break Valley Pool Guard Hours April 2-6; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the Date

Spring Break Pool Party Friday, April 6

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New

Swim Team Coach

Paula has 10 years of competitive swimming experience and 6 years of teaching experience. She has taught individuals of all ages (6 months-adult) in private lessons, semi-private lessons, and group lessons. She has taught all skill levels ranging from beginners to intermediate/advanced to competitive athletes. She also has experience coaching for a competitive swim team (most recently as the Assistant Coach for the Spokane Club), working with triathletes, and teaching individuals with disability.

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. Silver – $40* Practice times: Mon/Wed 4:15 – 5:00 pm; Optional Thurs 5:30 – 6:30 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/Wed 5:00 – 6:00 pm Optional Tues/Thurs 5:30 – 6:30 pm Great for continuing swim team members. Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards freestyle, backstroke and breastroke; coach’s approval Platinum – $45* Practice times: Mon/Wed 6:00 – 7:00 pm Optional Tues/Thurs 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 on School Holidays. In the event of weather related school closure in District 81, all practices will be cancelled. NOTE: No Swim Team Practice February 14 due to the Plunge Party. Optional swim meet dates (at Spokane Club unless specified) Feb 16, March 23, April 20 (Cheney) 38 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | Spring 2018

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!


Family | happenings

Easter Bunny Egg Decorating Party We will be decorating eggs, eating pizza and treats, and making a fun craft at this evening of awesomeness! This program is for kids ages 5 and up and will be in the Youth Lounge. Reservations required 72 hours in advance. Call Tracey 459-4571 x515 or by email at tkauffman@spokaneclub.org. Friday, March 30; 5:30 – 7:00 pm $10 per child

Valentine’s Candy Making (ages 5 & up) Join us in the Youth Lounge to make some yummy candy treats for your favorite Valentine! We will be making brownie batter truffles. This is a messy project, so be dressed for a mess! Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Call or email Tracey 459-4571 x515, tkauffman@spokaneclub.org. February 9; 5:00 – 6:15 pm; $5 per child

Upcoming Events

Downtown Valentine’s Story Time

Mother’s Day Paint Night

We will be reading a fun Valentine themed story and then make a craft project. Regular childcare rates apply unless parent remains with child. Ages 2 and up. Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Call or email Tracey at 459-4571 x515 or at tkauffman@spokaneclub.org.

A fun craft night for moms and their kids ages 8 and up. Friday, May 11

February 14; 10:00 – 10:45 am; Downtown

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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. www.spokaneclub.org | Spring 2018 | 39


Kids Day Camps!

Our camps are a great place for kids, ages 5-12 to have a fun-filled day of activities. We have arts and crafts projects, gym or 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 at the Downtown Club and reservations are required. Sign up early, limited space is available. Call 459-4571 x515 or email tkauffman@spokaneclub.org to sign up. (Minimum 4, Maximum 20)

Presidents Day Camp Monday, February 19; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm $45 for the full day or $6 per hour; additional siblings 20% less

Spring Break Camp Monday – Friday, April 2 – 6 Weekly rate, $200 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.

Swim lessons available for an additional $5 per child per day. We will bring the kids to and from the lesson. Lessons will be from 2:00-2:30 after our free swim time. Sign up when registering for camp.

Summer Camp Registration begins April 1! Camp Dates and Themes June 15 Schools Out Party Day Camp June 18-22 Nature Unleashed June 25-19 Space Invasion July 2-3, 5-6 Holidays Around the World July 9-13 Gnomes and Fairies July 16-20 Knights and Wizards July 23-27 Time Travelers July 30-Aug 3 Art Week August 6-10 Ninjas vs Pirates August 13-17 DIY & Invention Week August 20-24 Ooey Gooey Treats week August 27-31 Under the Big Top To register call 459-4571 x515 or email tkauffman@spokaneclub.org.

Errand Day Every Day Finding it hard to get things done or need some time for yourself? Errand Day gives you 3 hours of time to run errands while your children are at the Club having fun. You can even use Errand Day as an Errand Evening and take your sweetheart out to dinner! Choose your 3 hour time slot during any of the weekday hours we are open. Infants may stay for 2 hours max. Reservations are required. Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515. Cost: $21 for one child; $12 ea additional sibling; Infants $16 for 2 hours

Parents Night Out (ages 2-12) Need a date night? Drop your kids off at the Club and go out and have some fun. We will keep the kids happy playing, making a craft, and watching a movie. Dinner is not provided, but they can order from the Deli or you can bring food from home. (No peanut products.) Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Downtown: April 13; 5:30 – 8:30 pm Cost: $21 for one child, $12 for each

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VALLEY

EGG HUNT & Petting Zoo

Saturday, March 31 1:00 to 3:00pm

$15 per child $5 per adult (plus tax and gratuity)

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Bridal Showcase Friday, February 16 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Your complimentary admission to Bridal Showcase includes hors d’oeuvres, sparkling libations and introductions to some of Spokane’s finest vendors. Raffles will run throughout the evening, with the Grand Prize Package $200 Spa Paradiso gift card, overnight stay and dinner for two at the Spokane Club

Other raffle prizes include: ❤ Crystal Earring and Necklace Set from All About You Bridal and Prom ❤ One tux rental from Tuxedo Gallery ❤ One complimentary 4 hour event with G & G Music ❤ Complimentary trial with bridal make up and hair booking with Terri Reece Studios

❤ Complimentary dessert from Just American Desserts ❤ Overnight stay and breakfast for two at the Spokane Club Inn ❤ Dinner for two in the Spokane Club restaurant ❤ A dozen Orange Rolls

Call 459-4237 to reserve your spot

Signals Magazine Spring 2018  

Members magazine

Signals Magazine Spring 2018  

Members magazine