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The Spokane Club Magazine

March/April 2016 Volume 50 No. 4 USPS 000239 Communications Director/Editor Kate Spencer, 459-4535 Senior Designer/Web Manager Kasi Dunn, 838-8511, x118 Front Desk 838-8511

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12 Social Events

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17 Club’s Within the Club 18 Burgundy’s/Foodie News

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

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22 Managing Back Pain

Sales & Marketing Director . Jon Fine

By Christine Cronin, PT

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

Sports & Fitness Director . Melissa Elfering 459-4570 . melfering@spokaneclub.org Facilities Director . Jim Miller

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Club Spirit By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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Meet Stacie Harper, CEO By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

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Bracket Buster 2016! By Kate Spencer, Editor in Chief

27 Fitness News 31 Court Sports 32 Tennis News

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35 Aquatics News

38 Family Happenings 39 Family Calendar

Executive Chef . Mark Miskiewicz mmiskiewicz@spokaneclub.org

By Nancy Vorhees, Chairwoman

20 New Members

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Member Engagement

schedules _________ 23 Gym & Aquatics Schedule 24 Downtown Schedule

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25 Valley Schedule

Director of Tennis Operations . Jeff Urie

26 Events At-a-glance

on the cover ___________ Meet Stacie Harper, CEO Cover Design by Kasi Dunn

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Business | Chair’s message

Member Engagement By Nancy Vorhees, Chairwoman vorheen@inhs.org

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ur son Kev was recently married to a wonderful young woman, Kayla Driscoll. It was a beautiful wedding held at the Gonzaga University Chapel and my husband, Ken and I are beyond thrilled to see the future unfold for this special couple. As proud parents, we wanted the out-of-town wedding guests to stay at a place where we knew they would feel welcomed, comfortable and at home. That’s why we chose the Spokane Club hotel. The wedding guests loved everything about the Club! From the Front Desk

As Club members we are so fortunate to have such great amenities like the hotel, our in-house restaurant and Bar at Burgundy’s, our many, multi-purpose meeting rooms, the gorgeous Georgian Room and the Athletics facilities. 2 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

staff ’s warm greetings and guidance, to the Burgundy’s staff attentive and friendly service, everything—the staff, the food, the bar, the swimming pool— was outstanding. Everyone felt happy and right at home. (Even when a small fire broke out in one of the offices on the basement floor necessitating a brief evacuation of the building, spirits weren’t dampened and neither was the hospitality or professionalism of our Club staff.) As Club members we are so fortunate to have such great amenities like the hotel, our in-house restaurant and Bar at Burgundy’s, our many, multi-purpose meeting rooms, the gorgeous Georgian Room and the Athletics facilities. What’s more, we can share many of these amenities with friends, family and business colleagues who travel to Spokane for work, play or . . . weddings! Did you know that as a Club member you can host out-of-town guests in the Club hotel? Not only that, but your guests can dine in Burgundy’s and even work out in our wonderful Athletics facilities. And what a great way to introduce out-of-town business colleagues and employment candidates to all that Spokane has to offer!

The Club Hotel staff, led by Hospitality Director, Ryan Lloyd, can walk you through the process, arrange for guests passes and more. For more information, call the Front Desk at 838-8511. These wonderful amenities that the Club offers for all the big moments of our lives are nicely balanced by the Club services that make our everyday lives a little more enjoyable and a lot less stressful. A short list of these includes: • The Club’s courtesy vehicle will drive you anywhere within 1.5 miles of the downtown Clubhouse—and pick you up—for free. • Saturday parking in the North lot is just $1 per entry. • Anytime you spend $15 or more in Burgundy’s, the Club will validate your parking. Just present your Burgundy’s receipt to the Front Desk. • You can skip the trip to the drycleaner by dropping off your items at the Club’s Front Desk. Club hospitality staff will send it out for you and when it’s ready, you can pick it up right at the Front Desk. • You can get a 1-hour consultation with a personal trainer for free. These benefits and more not only add value to our Club membership, but value to our lives. I know that’s true for Ken and me. And I’m delighted to report that Kev and Kayla feel the same way too!


Membership | club spirit

Club Spirit Star, Bernie Brown

Left to right: Cathy Sutherland, Christine Welch, Bernie Brown, Katherine Widing and Terri Caferro

By Kate Spencer, Editor

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ight illuminates everything it touches and some people are beacons of light. Bernie Brown is one of the brightest. A Club member since 1997, Bernie’s commitment to health and fitness brings her to the Athletics facility regularly where she swims, sweats and lifts. It’s the lifting part that makes Bernie so remarkable, because what she lifts best is people’s spirits. Much of that lifting is done in the Women’s Locker Room with Bernie’s many Gym Sisters. “I am so blessed to have Bernie as my friend,” says member Cathy Sutherland. “She has the wonderful, unique ability to make people feel special, and she makes me feel special every time I see her. Considerate, kind, gentle and loving—that’s Bernie Brown!”

A natural goodwill ambassador, Bernie’s genuine care for others and welcoming, inclusive nature represents Club spirit at its best. In Bernie’s world, there is always enough good to share in abundance. “Getting to know Bernie Brown over the last four years is one of the best things about my move to Spokane,” says

“After a conversation with Bernie, you feel like the most wonderful, fabulous person. That is truly what Bernie is—a gentle, sweet, beautiful individual. Her smile lights up a room.”

member Katherine Widing. “There is a glow of warmth and happiness whenever she is around.” Member Terri Caferro echoes these feelings. “After a conversation with Bernie, you feel like the most wonderful, fabulous person. That is truly what Bernie is—a gentle, sweet, beautiful individual. Her smile lights up a room.” Member Debbie Andrews, who has worked out alongside Bernie in Club Bootcamps and the big boot camp of life, says “Every woman needs a friend like Bernie in her life. She showers you with encouraging and complimentary words, that give you no choice but to boost your day. She is a blessing to others and to me, and the world is a brighter place because of her.” True to her nature, Bernie doesn’t do any of these things for attention, praise or compliments. She shines because that’s what light does. And for that, we are all grateful and happier. Member Christine Welch sums up the gift of Bernie’s friendship perfectly. “Most friendships begin with a compliment, encouraging words lifting a heavy heart, rejoicing in a grateful spirit, an optimistic attitude and a heart full of love and joy. The biggest and best compliment I ever received was the gift of Bernie’s friendship. Knowing her makes me the best me.” Thanks to Cathy Sutherland for spearheading this spotlight on Bernie. If you have a member friend who embodies what you believe to be the best of Club Spirit, please contact Kate Spencer at kspencer@spokaneclub.org or call 459-4535.

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Meet Stacie Harper, CEO

By Kate Spencer, Communications Director People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.

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hese simple words of wisdom from the late poet and author Maya Angelou, serve as daily inspiration to Stacie Harper, the Spokane Club’s new CEO, and notably, the first woman to hold the highest staff leadership role in the Club’s 126-year history. Making people feel welcomed, heard, valued and worthwhile is part of her DNA and radiates in her open smile, which she shares generously. 4 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

“I live by those words,” says Stacie. “I find them to be true in all relationships, and my leadership style has been molded from them. I am very approachable and collaborative by nature, which I think both staff and members will appreciate. I believe the greatest success happens from the inclusion of many perspectives when there is ownership in the outcome. Employees will work harder, do better, and be better when they are provided

a positive, productive environment, as well as the feeling of being valued and appreciated.” Inspiring a sense of worth in others and serving a common good comes naturally to Stacie—and she has always dreamed big. As a girl, she dreamed of becoming President of the United States or an Olympic Gold medalist. (And given her high energy, on some days she probably dreamed of achieving those goals simultaneously.) Though she didn’t realize those particular girlhood gaols, her adult dreams,


both personal and professional, have been realized many times over. She was drawn to sales and hospitality early in her career and experienced consistent and robust growth in her profession. Most recently, as the former Director of Global Sales--West Coast for Choice Hotels International, Stacie had the revenue responsibility of $250M with a 12% year-over-year growth from 20142015. Prior to that position, she served as VP of Sales and Catering for Red Lion Hotels Corporation in Spokane and was also Red Lion’s National Director of Sales. Earlier positions included Director of Sales and Marketing for Doubletree Hotel in Spokane When asked what excites her most about her new leadership role at the Club, she replies with her signature enthusiasm. “There really isn’t anything that doesn’t excite me about leading this great organization. I believe that the Spokane Club needs to be re-introduced to Spokane. We need others to see how being a part of this special community can have an immediate, positive influence in their lives.” Stacie knows a lot about inspirational influences and the greatest of those in her personal life are her family. Born in Missoula, Montana, Stacie’s family moved frequently over the course of her father’s career. Stacie credits the continual challenge of these new environments in honing her personal adaptability and sense of adventure, along with a respect and appreciation for the differences of others. When the family settled in Spokane during Stacie’s middle school years, she felt she had finally found home. “It was almost an immediate connection that was created by the friendly people and atmosphere that I experienced here in Spokane.”

Stacie and her husband Kelvin at the U of W game

Stacie and her father, Fred And life just got sweeter from then on. She grew up, fell in love, married the man of her dreams and together, they raised their beautiful daughter. “My family is everything to me. I am very happily married to whom I believe to be the funniest man in the world, Kelvin. His love, support, devotion, and unconditional acceptance of who I am to my core, helps me to be the best version of myself. I feel enormously blessed to have such an amazing life partner. Our beautiful, talented, brilliant, and funny (which she gets from her father) daughter, Kacie Miche is studying for her Master’s degree in Trauma Psychology. Her goal is to one day help Veterans with PTSD and

Kelvin, Stacie and their daughter Kacie Miche

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CEO Search Committee Comments

Stacie Harper, the Club’s new CEO, being inteviewed by the amazing Kjerstin Bell on Good Day Spokane. other conditions. Balancing a career and family life is not easy, but achieving it is more rewarding than anything I could ever have dreamed of when I was a girl.” Though a cherished member of Stacie’s family, her mother, Vickie, passed away five years ago, her immediate and extended family continues to grow, adding new limbs to the family tree. Stacie’s father, Fred, remarried and he and his wife, Wanda, split their time between Spokane and Arizona. Stacie’s two brothers, Scott and Chris, and their families live in Spokane and are very close, particularly Stacie’s sister-in-law, Renee, who is also Stacie’s best friend. Beloved nieces and nephews Kendall, Gabe, Jordan and Tayler round out this devoted family. Passionate sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts, the family stays fit and healthy by doing what comes naturally to them: creating and celebrating the best times of their lives together. 6 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

A new kind of family awaits Stacie at the Club and she is thrilled to forge bonds and help build a bright future here, recognizing both the challenges and the strengths. “The greatest challenge will certainly be the age of the Downtown clubhouse facility. I will need to get my arms wrapped around the immediate and long-term needs of the building and then prioritize based on how those needs will positively impact our members and future members. I see the greatest opportunity as the service level we provide to our members. It will be my goal to have every member and potential member feel special every time they walk into the Club. After all, that’s the reason we are all here!” Look for the Management Team Strategic Plan in your May/June Signals, coming in late April.

The CEO Search Committee agreed that our new CEO needed to be someone who could create a fresh new vision for the future of the Spokane Club. That person also needed the experience, organizational skills and energy to execute that vision under the direction of the Board. Stacie Harper has the perfect skill set to move the Spokane Club to new heights. Her depth of experience in management, marketing, and sales in the food, beverage and hospitality industry, powered by her enthusiasm and energy, is exactly what the Club needs. Jeff Johnson, SIOR, CCIM President Black Commercial, Inc I’m so excited for the Spokane Club, given Stacie Harper’s executive presence. Stacie is dynamic, gracious, strategic, and energetic. Each of these qualities will invigorate the vitality of our membership, our staff, and our facilities. We are headed for a very bright future at the Spokane Club with Stacie Harper leading the way. Linda Elkin Region President - Eastern Washington Community Banking U.S. Bank

CEO Search Committee • Nancy Vorhees • Trish McFarland • Pat Devries • Eddie Eugenio • Jeff Johnson • Shawn Smith • Becky Clemens

• Rick Repp • Chris Bell • Linda Elkin • Latisha Hill • Harry Sladich • Kate Spencer


Reciprocal Clubs: Your Window to the World!

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to start planning family vacations, honeymoons, personal getaways and business retreats. Wherever you may be traveling, for work or play, remember that your benefits as a Spokane Club member include access to other private clubs around the world. Take a tour of this beautiful array of reciprocal club locations by going to the Club website at www.spokaneclub.org/membership/reciprocal-clubs/. Find a place you love? Simply contact the Front Desk for a letter of introduction before making your reservation at any of these exclusive clubs. Bon Voyage! www.spokaneclub.org | March/April 2016 | 7


Fourth Annual

MARCH MADNESS

CHARITY BRACKET

BUSTER AUCTION & Celebrity Sports Talk

MARCH 14 • 5 – 8 PM

SPOKANE CLUB LIBRARY This year’s Charity Bracket Buster is shaping up to be our best yet! The Buster is an annual auction sponsored by the Spokane Club that raises funds for local charities by auctioning off the field of 64 teams during the NCAA’s March Madness playoffs.

So far, the charities that have confirmed, or are in the works, include: Big Table Camp STIX Cancer Can’t Embrace Washington Family of Faith Community Church Supporters of these charities will be at the Buster, bidding for NCAA teams on behalf of their charities for the chance to win big. Anyone attending the Buster can bid on the NCAA teams; groups of bidders must select their Designated Bidder. The winning Bidder assigns their team to the local charity of their choice. Monies raised are held in an 8 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

Habitat for Humanity Meals on Wheels Mobius Science Center Pink Shamrock Ronald McDonald House Rotary 21 account by the Spokane Club until the NCAA tournament winners are announced. Funds are then dispersed to the winning charities. 100% of the funds raise go to the winning charities. If any of the charities listed above resonate with you, you are invited to bid on their behalf at the Buster too. Or, bring forward another charity

Spokane Guilds’ School Spokane HOPE School Spokane Youth Sports Women and Children’s Free Restaurant

you would like to see represented and start building a bidding team of your own! To register for the Buster, go online to SpokaneClub.org. If you have questions or need help with anything, email kspencer@ spokaneclub.org or call 459-4535.


Bracket Buster FAQs How does the Charity Bracket Buster auction work? Anyone attending the Buster can bid on the teams; groups of bidders must select their Designated Bidder. The winning Bidder assigns their team to the local charity of their choice. Monies raised are held in an account by the Spokane Club until the NCAA tournament winners are announced. Funds are then dispersed to the winning charities. 100% of the funds raised go to the winning charities. Is the event open to the public? The event is open to Spokane Club members, their guests, and friends of the Club. Members can register online; non-members can register by emailing Kate at kspencer@spokaneclub.org. Who typically bids at this event? Bidders come from a variety of streams which include: Board members of non-profits, staff members of non-profits, donors to non-profits or those who have a special connection to a non-profit, either as a volunteer or as someone who has received assistance from the non-profit. Generally, these folks also follow basketball to some small (or enormous) degree and have their favorites in that arena too. Does the Club maintain a list of charities that I can get my favorite charity on for the Buster? NO, the Club does not maintain a list. It is the members and their guests who support the charities, not the Club itself. The Club provides a venue for the charity auction to occur.

2015 biggest winner! Dick Boysen, Executive Director, Spokane Guild School

How do I get my favorite charity involved? It’s simple. Gather a group of friends and colleagues who share a passion for a local charity. Come to the Buster, choose the basketball team(s) you want to bid on, select your Designated Bidder and name your charity. IF your group wins the team(s) they bid on and IF those team(s) win in either of the two designated categories, your charity is a winner. There can be winners in either or both of these two categories—Seeds 9-16 and Final Four.

the top seeds, 1-8, the pot is split in the following ways: 50% to the National Championship winning team, 25% to the team that loses the title game and 12.5% each to the first two losers in the final four. For the teams seeded 9-16, the pool is split as follows: Each win of your team earns a return of 5% of this second pool. After all payouts of the second pot, any remaining funds go to the team or teams that advance the furthest. Seeds 9-16 are eligible for the Final Four pot created by seeds 1-8.

Does every charity win something? No, just as every team who makes it to the NCAA tournament doesn’t win the tournament, not every charity wins money at the Buster. Historically, teams seeded 1-8 (32 teams) have the best chance of winning the tournament. Money raised from the field of 64 is split into two pools, one consisting of all seeds 1-8; and the second pool made up of seeds 9-16. For the pool derived from

Interested in coming to the Buster? Or need more info? Please contact Kate Spencer at kspencer@spokaneclub.org.

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he historic Spokane Club combines the best of classic sophistication with contemporary, personalized services and amenities to make your fairytale wedding a dream come true. Best of all, affordable luxury is our signature style. It starts with the venue itself, a Georgian treasure designed by famed architect, Kirkland Cutter. From its grand opening in 1911, the rooms of the Spokane Club were painstakingly planned to reflect the grandeur of the Age of Elegance, but at a scale that is also warm and inviting.

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oday’s Spokane Club’s signature blend of elegance and ease is reflected in our wedding and reception rooms, our professional, friendly staff, our amazing cuisine, our onsite boutique hotel and our state–of-the-art athletics facility, all of which are here to serve you and your guests. For more information, call our professional Bridal Consultant, Jackie Kiley, Director of Catering, at 506-459-4237.

Experience timeless elegance and affordable luxury at the Spokane Club!

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Social | events

Father Daughter Banquet – Little Princesses Dads bring your little girls for a night of food, crafts and dancing! Meet classic movie princesses, as they sing, perform, and read stories to your little girls. At the end of the night, father’s and daughter’s will have the chance to dance to great songs together, ensuring that a memorable night is had by all. Reservations are required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239. Cancellations by March 13th. Friday, March 18; 5:00 – 8:00 pm 5:00 pm: Memory photos (additional fee

Easter Brunch

Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate then by bringing family and friends to the Club for this special Easter event. Executive Chef Mark’s menu will include an array of pastries, eggs and breakfast meats, salads and roasted meats, seafood, pasta and desserts. Reservations required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by March 20th. Sunday, March 27; Seatings every half hour 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Georgian $36++ Adults; $25++ Ages 13-15; Ages 6-12 $16++; Free for 5 and under!

based on package selection) 5:30 pm: Dinner 6:00 pm Princess Appearances 7:00 pm: Dancing Father and daughters 12+, $30++ each, daughters under 12, $20++ each

Valley Easter Egg Hunt Head out to our beautiful Valley facility for an afternoon the whole family will enjoy. We’ll have Golden eggs with special prizes, candy, a petting zoo with rescued animals, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Bring your smiles and we’ll bring the baskets as we make way for one of our most popular family events of the year. Reservations are required for this popuar event, call Jessica GudgelWhitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by March 19th. Saturday, March 26; 1:00 – 3:00 pm $14++ per child, $5++ per adult

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Social | events

Lively Libations with Jessica Delightful Brunch Beverages! It’s springtime, the air is fresh, the sun is out and it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll serve guests at your warm-weather brunches in the coming months. The days will soon be getting longer, so now is the time to spruce up on your bartending skills and learn to make simple, yet delicious, cocktails for you and your guests. Join our Programs and Events Coordinator as she walks you through making some delicious brunchthemed Lively Libations! Taste Jessica’s special recipes for her Strawberry Rhubarb Collins, Peach Prosecco, a Mosé, and a surprise drink she’ll need your help naming which will be featured in the month of May in Burgundy’s Bar. Reservations required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by April 8th.

Awaken Spring – Ladies Luncheon Bring your friends to enjoy fresh spring cuisine, and enjoy a beautiful presentation on the joyful hobby of birdwatching. Kim Thorburn of the Audubon Society will deliver a presentation on the gorgeous birds that inhabit Riverside State Park. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end of the luncheon. Reservations required, call Jessica GudgelWhitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by March 30th. Wednesday, April 6; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Georgian Ballroom; $25 inclusive

Wednesday April 13; 5:30 – 6:30 pm Cutter Dining Room; $12++

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

Calling ALL Sportsmen and Women Do you love to go on guided hunting and fishing adventures? Looking to spruce up your skills, or just meet other members who share your similar interests? We are creating a new social club within the Club. E-mail Jessica at jgudgel@spokaneclub.org, and be part of our upcoming adventures! www.spokaneclub.org | March/April 2016 | 13


Social | events

Member-Value Event!

Springtime Seafood Buffet – ALL YOU CAN EAT! Spring has sprung and we want to welcome the coming sunshine with an amazing feast! This is a Member-Value event and is for members and their immediate family only! No non-family guests please. Reservations required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by April 15th. Friday, April 22; 5:00 – 7:00 pm; Seatings every half hour; Georgian, Cutter Dining Room, Cutter Lounge $29++ Adults, 16 and over; $18++ Children

Pizza and Potting

13-15; $13++ Children 6-12

Calling all kids! Come with dad to create a hand-painted, beautiful flower pot with a flower for Mother’s Day. Is there anything better than painting, potting, and eating pizza? We encourage all father’s and children to come partake in this fun and affordable Saturday afternoon event. We’ll provide all the supplies, including those much-needed aprons, while you enjoy pizza and drinks. With this event everyone wins! Dad gets to spend time with his kids, while Mom receives a very memorable gift to guarantee a special Mother’s Day. Reservations required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by April 30th.

Children 5 and under FREE!

Saturday, May 7; 12:00 – 2:00 pm; Crystal Room; Children $10; Adults $5

NEW- Childcare will offer extended hours until 8:30 pm for this special member-value event. All Childcare reservations must be made at least 48-hrs in advance and can be made by calling 459-4571 x515.

Mother’s Day Buffet Moms make our lives complete. Show her your love with this enduring Club tradition. For reservations call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by May 3rd. Sunday, May 8; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Seatings every half hour Georgian Ballroom, Cutter Dining Room, Cutter Lounge; $36++ Adults $25++ Ages 13-15; $16++ Ages 6-12 Free for 5 and under!

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Spring Floral Arranging Spring is here and our local flowers are about to be in full bloom! This class, taught by Kara Ereaux with Rose and Blossom, will give you a great foundation on the technical tricks of flower arranging as well as composition, color, and design. Kara will show you how to achieve effortless-looking arrangements that have that just-picked-from-the-garden look. BYOV (bring your own vase), and we will provide fresh flowers, fillers, and instruction! Enjoy a glass of Rosé with your family and friends and discover your inner artist. Contact: Reservations required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239. Cancellations by May 5th. Thursday, May 12; 5:30 pm; Library; $17++

Dancing at the Club

Social Dancers of the Spokane Club

Join Lindy Hop expert, Colleen Robinson, longtime swing dancer, instructor, performer, and choreographer as she shares her passion for this dance in an entertaining and welcoming environment. This fun and casual class requires comfortable clothing and sneakers as well as the willingness to learn what the Lindy Hop craze is all about. This popular and high-energy vintage dance style is geared toward our younger members and combines a great time with calorie burning moves. Wednesdays Session One: 6:30 – 7:30 pm; Session Two: 7:45 – 8:45 pm; Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/person, per session

Beginning Dance Class These classes are open to anyone who wants to learn dance moves for the first time, or those polished veterans of the dance floor who want to keep their moves sharp. Thursdays; 6:45 pm – Nightclub 2-step; 7:30 pm – Cha Cha; Studio 4 Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/person, per session

Level Two Dance Classes

Family Spaghetti and BINGO Night! It’s a family night out at the Club with another exciting round of bingo and dinner. Chef will prepare a great buffet that is kid-friendly and just as yummy for the adults. Bring the whole family, for an opportunity to stamp out your bingo card and win some great prizes. Cancellations by May 13th.

Beginning dance class prerequisite, or assessed by Glenn and Patty to determine level of experience. Tuesdays; 5:30 pm – Rumba; Studio B; Complimentary for members; Member guests $15/ person, per session

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

Friday May 20; 5:30 – 8:00 pm Library; $10++ per person Bingo cards: $2 per sheet, OR $3 for 2 sheets (each sheet has 3 BINGO cards) Cards must be purchased in cash

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Janet Henderson and guest

Karolina Friesen and Andrew Leitheiser

Voni Tombari, Antonia Tombari, Melissa Murphy

Valentine’s Date Night

Gerhard and Anna Muelheims

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Clubs Within the Club Book Club Second Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Contact: Kay Lester, 838-2862 March 16: Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty April 13: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Cellar Dwellers Wine Club

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

Children of the Sun Investment Club

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

Partners Evening Bridge

Second Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Reserve by the Friday before. Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377 January winners: 1st Place, Jo Ann O’Neill & Helga Bloom 2nd Place, Paul & Nadine Rayburn

2016 Calendar

Local Tasting Room Tour

featuring Nodland, Patit Creek, V du V and Robert Karl

Saturday, March 12

RSVP to Jan at janspokane@gmail.com

Anelare Wine Tasting Wednesday, March 23 • 5:30 pm Wine Trip to Walla Walla April 16 – 17

RSVP to Jan at janspokane@gmail.com

May Cellar Dwellar Dinner & Distribution Friday, May 20 Included in Dues

Singles Club

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

Social Dancers

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

Wednesday Bridge Luncheon

Third Wednesdays at 11:30 am Reserve by the Friday before Contact: Marge Folsom at 443-9377 January winners: 1st Place, Shelley McDowell 2nd Place, Mary Secrest

October Cellar Dwellar Dinner & Distribution Friday, October 21 Included in Dues

For more information, contact Alex Van Amburg Cellar Dweller Liaison spokanesomm@gmail.com

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Food Explorers First Event April 20th!

Thanks to all our members who responded to Chef Mark’s callout to food explorers in the Jan/Feb issue of Signals. The response was fantastic! The first Food Explorers event, Taste Exotic, will be held Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Exotic foods that Chef Mark may present on these adventures include octopus, rattlesnake, and alligator. The cost is $45 and reservations are required. Reserve your spot online, or call 838-8511. Wednesday, April 20; 6:30 – 8:30 pm; $45 per person

Help Us Serve You Best By Making Reservations in Burgundy’s! Delivering the very best dining experience is important to us. By making reservations in Burgundy’s for parties of 5 or more, you help us plan ahead, staff appropriately and deliver our very best in a timely way. Call 838-8512.

HOURS OF OPERATION Mon – Sat 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Sun 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Our Menus Breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 am Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Burgundy’s Classic corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew and more are yours to enjoy on this special day that celebrates all things Irish! Enjoy our famous green draft beer for just $1 or Guinness bottles for $3 from 11 am to close. A full day of shenanigans will keep your Irish eyes shinin’! Thursday, March 17; 11:00 am – close; à la carte menu in Burgundy’s

Bloomsday Buffet at the Club Whether you’re a runner or a spectator the Club has a great buffet planned to get this festive day started off right! Spectators, if you get to the Club early you can grab a place on the Terrace to enjoy the race. Cheer on runners with great party favors and indulge in a morning drink special. Cheers to all Bloomies! Runners, after you have finished the race come back to Club to meet up with your friends and family and enjoy a delicous lunch buffet. No reservation will be accepted; it’s first come, first served! Sunday, May 1; Breakfast Buffet: 7:00 – 11:00 am Lunch Buffet: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; $14.95++ 18 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

Dinner 5:00 – 9:00 pm Bar Menu 2:00 – 9:00 pm

Holiday Hours Burgundy’s will be Closed Easter Sunday, March 27 and Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8


Business | news

Be a Member to Know!

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f you have a business or service you would like to share with fellow members, our Members to Know (MTK) ads are the most cost-effective way to get your message across. As part of Signals magazine, MTK ads are delivered to every member household, and many member businesses, six times per year. Simple and straightforward, MTK ads are a great way to share your vital contact info and become a familiar face to the entire membership.

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.

EVENT PLANNING

CLEANING SERVICES Call us, you deserve the best! Since 1948

Kathie Sculley-Scott Expert Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

926-1112 or 534-3581

INTERIOR DESIGN

Hayley McQuade Burgin hayloweddings@gmail.com 509.951.1913

RealtOR

Inland Empire

BethAnn Long Realtor: CRS, e-PRO

unique traditional wallcoverings fabrics bridgit wilson . 509-879-6960 . bridgit@nookinteriors.com

Cell: (509) 362-4607 Office: (509) 232-0824

BethAnnLong@gmail.com www.BethAnnHomes.com Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

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! www.spokaneclub.org | March/April 2016 | 19


Business | new members

Welcome to our New and Returning Members! Ron Atchison, Website Developer, and Janet Atchison, Inflight Services, Delta Airlines; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo David Baca; Sponsored by A. Kirk Reichard Kellee Ann Bates, Cook, Veraci Pizza; Sponsored by Barbara Bates Andrew Berg, Supervisor, UPS; Sponsored by Robert Berg and Donald Rodman Brandon Bessler, Territory Sales Manager, Victaulic; Sponsored by Michael Mosback and Nathan Williams

Leanne Mason David Boman*, Operations Manager, Arctic Ventures, and Akeesta Boman Patrick Bradley*, Owner, Spokane Pediatric Dentistry, and Kathryn Bradley, Owner, Kathryn Bradley Photography; Sponsored by Khalid Shirzad Mark Carpenter, Operations Mgr., Serenity Group; Sponsored by William Sutherland and Jerry Altig Nicholas Cassie, Account Executive, Archbright

Morgan Black, Scribe, ScribeAmerica; Sponsored by John Black

Alex Cazier, Commercial Estimator, River City Glass; Sponsored by Harry Cashman

Laura Bonneau*, MD, Plastic Surgery NW, and Joe Petrozzo; Sponsored by

Dean Cranney*, Doctor, Rockwood, and Camille Cranney; Sponsored by

Jason Hainsworth Tami Cunningham, Case Manager, Catholic Charities, and Rob Cunningham, Deputy, Spokane County Glenn Doherty, Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Providence Health; Sponsored by William F Etter and Rita Reeves Samantha Dompier, Homeless Program Professional, City of Spokane, and Cody Dompier, Architect, NAC Architecture; Sponsored by Craig Sweat and Jake Krummel Gregg R Dohrn, Professor, Eastern Washington University, and Deb Watts, Nurse Esthetician, Dermatology Specialists of Spokane; Sponsored by Trish McFarland Sylvia Dunn* Thomas Durnan and Shivaugn Flis, Flight Attendant, Southwest Airlines Kate Duske, Client Advisor, BMW of Spokane, and Adam Simons, Animator, Seven 2; Sponsored by Mel Watson Chuck Egolf, Owner, Sundance Marine Service, and Lynn St. Louis, Owner, Elder Law Group, PLLC

Our business is turning them into realities. We do this by helping our clients plan and manage their financial resources. Fee-only.

Steve Gourde and Marcy Gourde; Sponsored by Zach Gourde Lexi Greenwood; Sponsored by Kelly Greenwood and Lionel Greenwood Geoffrey Grote

For a complimentary consultation or brochure, call: Greer Gibson Bacon, CFP速 (509) 838-4175 or (888) 864-8827 assetplanning.com

Zach Haveman, Attorney, Lee & Hayes, PLLC; Sponsored by Jordan Piscopo Sonia Elizabeth Hedderig; Sponsored by Joanne Shufelt Clarence Hough, Teacher, Spokane Schools, and Sherry Collier, Cosmetologist, Self Keith James, Development Manager, Inland Group; Sponsored by Bobby * denotes families with minor children

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Everson and Jon Lemberg

Bank NW

Joe King and Kelsey Gray; Sponsored by Jackie Draszt

Orlin Reinbold, CEO, Landmark Turf & Native Seed, and Weiling Wang, BDO, Accountant

Kolten R Kuntz, Optometrist, Spokane Eye Clinic; Sponsored by Karen Shea Sean Mahoney, Associate Director, MFS Investments; Sponsored by Ryan Moore and Ty Barbery Brian McClain, CEO, Allpak Container, and Lorrie McClain, Business Analyst, U of Washington; Sponsored by Dean Carlsen Jody McCormick*, Corporate Counsel, Washington Trust Bank, and Brad McCormick; Sponsored by Christopher Greene

Spokane Club Board Members

Jared D Roark, Line Chef, Mackenzie River Pizza, and Stefanie Roark, Lead Teacher, Pacific Park Daycare; Sponsored by Dan Roark

Nancy Vorhees Chairwoman Vorheen@inhs.org

Ben Sawyer, President, Sawyer Data Direct, LLC, and Lori Sawyer

Rick Repp RAR@witherspoonkelley.com

Ryan Simpson*, Broker, Tom Cochran Insurance, and Chelsea Simpson; Sponsored by Shari Simpson and Julie LeFriec Kevin V Stevens, Director, Clinical Performance & Simulations, WSU College of Nursing

Joel Metcalfe* and Dara Christante, Surgeon, Columbia Surgery Specialists

Katherine Stockdale; Sponsored by Traci Palelek

Annalisa Ochiltre*, Clinician, Frontier Behavioral Health, and James Ochiltre, SHCA Lead, SNAP; Sponsored by Jake Krummel and Amanda DeLis-Mireles

Thomas G Swanson and Betsy Swanson; Sponsored by Patrick Dix and Nancy Bettesworth

Ben Olney; Sponsored by David Christy and Bryan Avante

Rachael Trigg, Corporate Paralegal, Washington Trust Bank; Sponsored by Christopher Greene

Nick Piger, Enterprise Risk Anaylst, Umpqua Bank; Sponsored by Charles Cleveland and Terry Piger

Angela Velasco*, Counselor, Catholic Charities; Sponsored by Matt Velasco

Anne Marie Axworthy annemarie.axworthy@gmail.com Pat DeVries patrick@devriesinc.com Trish McFarland trishmcfarland46@gmail.com Chris Bell cbell@naiblack.com Pam Lund plund@gsewni.org Jordan Piscopo bensen.piscopo@gmail.com Kim Cronen kbrockbank@comcast.net

Cora J Verge, Attorney, Lukins & Annis; Sponsored by Kelly Konkright and Clint Marvel

Eva Roberts roberts@cet.com

IN MEMORIAM

Nick Voreyer, Director of Vendor Relations, Treatment of Knowledge, Inc

Tom Murphy Member since May 2012

Corky Mason cj.mason@comcast.net

Dan Wadkins*, Partner Lee & Hayes, and Susanne Wadkins; Sponsored by Pat Bradley and Jordan Piscopo

Dan Kuney dkuney@maxkuney.com

Jeremiah Prior, Credit Analyst, State

Peter Allison Member since March 2000 Colleen Magnuson Member since January 1956

Kathryn Westermann, Teacher, First Presbyterian Christian School, and Gary Westerman, Owner, Marlin Windows; Sponsored by Richard Ellingswood and Patricia Coon

Wanda Cowles Member since January 1968

Ian White, Energy Trader, Shell Energy North America, and Dustin Hall, Designer, Wild Northwest; Sponsored by Tim Brown

Thomas Hagen Member since October 1997

Katie Yarno*, Broker, TSI, Inc.; Sponsored by Beverly Williams

Elea Sprinkle esprinkle@spokane.bbb.org Jeff Fountain jeff@copelandarchitects.com Christopher Greene crgreene@watrust.com

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Fitness | physical therapy

MANAGING

BACK

PAIN

Posture is a must, without the appropriate curves in the spine and maintaining those curves with adequate posture the back cannot do it’s job effectively. Hip mobility is also important, when the hips tighten up we put more stress on the back to achieve the ranges of motion the hips used to give us. The entire body is linked. Weakness, poor flexibility or an imbalance in one place can lead to injury and breakdown in another. Don’t let back pain slow you down this year, join Cyndi Slizza and me for an educational presentation followed by practical exercise application (see listing below). Get back in the gym, and make 2016 your year!

By Christine Cronin, PT

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f you have never had back pain, odds are you will. The World Health Organization reports that in a lifetime 60-70% of people will suffer from back pain. Back pain can range from minor to severe, and is one of the most common reasons for missed work and lost productivity. The good news is, most back pain can be managed non-surgically; the bad news, is if you’ve had it once, you’re more likely to have it again. The back itself is incredibly complex, and made up of multiple small joints called vertebral segments that each contribute to mobility. The spine is composed of three regions: the cervical, thoracic and lumbar. The spinal column sits atop the sacrum and coccyx (tail bone) which form a joint with the pelvis called the sacroiliac joint (SI). Problems in the back don’t always present as back pain. Some back injuries cause pain down the leg and even into the foot. Each segment of the spine is separated by a disc which helps with shock absorption. After a 22 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

trauma, the disc can bulge or rupture and place pressure on nerves that come out of the spine. Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, weakness, numbness or tingling anywhere the nerve travels. The nerves of the low back innervate the lower half of the body, so even weakness in your foot, or tingling in your toes could be linked to the back. Due to the complexities of the back, it’s not always easy to come up with a clear diagnosis. Each case of back pain can be slightly different. Still, there are things we know can help decrease pain and reduce injury: core strength, posture and hip mobility. Core strength is critical, the ability to stabilize around the back is key.

Problems in the back don’t always present as back pain. Some back injuries cause pain down the leg and even into the foot.

Managing Back Pain with U-District Presented by Christine Cronin, DPT, SCS,CSCS and Cyndi Slizza, CPT, E-RYT Learn more about the connection between a healthy back, appropriate flexibility, core and hip strength from Christine Cronin, our on-site Physical Therapist and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from U-District, Downtown. Immediately following the seminar, Cyndi Slizza, a Club Personal Trainer and experienced yoga teacher, will walk you through strength exercises and stretches for your back. Your Non-Member guests are welcome to join us for this important workshop on dealing with back pain! Sign up at the Sports Desk at 459-4571 or by contacting Cyndi Slizza at cslizza@ spokaneclub.org. Tuesday April 19; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm $20 for members; $40 for guests


GYM SCHEDULE MONDAY OPEN GYM

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

FRIDAY OPEN GYM

SATURDAY OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

7:00AM - 11:00AM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

7:00AM - 11:00AM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

7:00AM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

OPEN GYM

ADULT BASKETBALL

ADULT BASKETBALL

ELITE BASKETBALL

10:30AM - 4:00PM

PICKLEBALL

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

OPEN GYM

DOWNTOWN

4:00PM - 5:50PM

2:00PM - 5:30PM

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

7:00 - 8:00PM (RESERVED)

OPEN GYM

5:30PM - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

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

10:30AM - 4:00PM

PEEWEE TENNIS

OPEN GYM

4:00PM - 5:00PM

2:00PM - 4:00PM

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

4:00PM - 5:50PM

5:30PM - 9:00PM (RESERVED)

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

OPEN GYM

2:00PM - 9:00PM

7:00AM - 12:00PM

PICKLEBALL

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

12:00PM - 2:00PM

OPEN GYM

2:00PM - 7:00PM

11:00AM - 7:00PM

PICKLEBALL

SUNDAY OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

VOLLEYBALL

7:15PM - 8:45PM

8:00PM - 9:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:30AM - 10:00AM

OPEN GYM

11:30AM - 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

5:30PM - 9:00AM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM OPEN GYM

HOOPSTER TOTS

9:00AM - 10:00PM

5:30PM - 7:30PM

OPEN GYM

VALLEY 5:30AM - 7:00AM

5:30AM - 10:00PM

5:30AM - 9:30AM

SOCCER TOTS

9:30AM - 12:30PM

OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

12:30PM - 9:00PM

7:30PM - 10:00PM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 8:45AM

OPEN GYM

7:00AM - 7:00PM

SOCCER TOTS

10:00AM - 1:00PM

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 MONDAY

TUESDAY

LAP SWIM

LAP SWIM

5:00 - 8:00AM

5:00 - 7:30AM

AQUA FITNESS**

OPEN/LESSONS**

DOWNTOWN

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

7:30 - 11:00AM

OPEN/LESSONS**

CIRCLE SWIM

9:00 - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

CIRCLE SWIM

OPEN SWIM**

LAP SWIM

5:00 - 8:00AM

AQUA FITNESS**

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

OPEN/LESSONS**

9:00 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

THURSDAY LAP SWIM

5:00 - 7:30AM

OPEN/LESSONS**

7:30 - 11:00AM

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN/LESSONS**

11:00AM - 1:00PM

1:00 - 3:30PM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

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

1:00 - 3:30PM

5:30 - 6:30PM

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

6:30 - 8:00PM

1:00 - 3:30PM

LESSON/TEAM*

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

5:00 - 6:30PM

LESSON/TEAM*

6:30 - 8:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

5:00 - 6:30PM

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 5:30PM

LAP SWIM/TEAM*** OPEN SWIM**

FRIDAY LAP SWIM

5:00 - 8:00AM

AQUA FITNESS**

8:00 - 9:00AM; WHITNEY

OPEN SWIM**

1:00 - 5:00PM

LAP SWIM

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

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

6:30 - 8:00PM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

ADULT SWIM

5:30 - 3:00PM 18+

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

5:30 - 3:00PM 18+

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

AQUA FITNESS

OPEN SWIM

AQUA FITNESS

OPEN SWIM

AQUA FITNESS

8:30 - 9:30AM

3:00 - 4:00PM

8:30 - 9:30AM

3:00 - 4:00PM

ADULT SWIM

LESSON/OPEN

ADULT SWIM

LESSON/OPEN

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

4:00 - 6:00PM

CLOSED FOR CLEANING OPEN SWIM

POOL CLOSES AT 5:00 PM FOR SWIM MEETS MAR 18, APR 22, MAY 20

** = TWO LAP LANES AVAILABLE

5:30 - 8:30AM 18+

3:00 - 6:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

NOON - 6:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

6:30 - 8:00PM

2:00 - 3:00PM

OPEN SWIM**

9:00AM - 6:00PM

LAP SWIM

7:00AM - NOON

CIRCLE SWIM

11:00AM - 1:00PM

6:00 - 7:00PM

6:00 - 7:00PM

LAP SWIM

7:00 - 9:00AM

SUNDAY

OPEN SWIM**

OPEN SWIM**

LESSON/TEAM

5:00 - 6:30PM

SATURDAY

9:00 - 11:00AM

MASTERS SWIM*

MASTERS SWIM*

VALLEY

WEDNESDAY

OPEN SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

AQUA FITNESS

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

OPEN SWIM

3:00 - 6:00PM

AQUA FITNESS

6:00 - 7:00PM

4:00 - 6:00PM

OPEN SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

8:30 - 9:30AM

ADULT SWIM

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

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 10:00AM; 18+

OPEN SWIM

10:00AM - 4:00PM

OPEN SWIM

3:00 - 7:00PM

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

4:00 - 7:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

6:00 - 7:00PM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

ADULT SWIM

7:00 - 9:00PM; 18+

LIFEGUARD HOURS • VALLEY

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

MONDAY GUARD

3:00 - 6:00PM

TUESDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

WEDNESDAY GUARD

3:00 - 6:00PM

THURSDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

FRIDAY GUARD

3:00 - 7:00PM

SATURDAY GUARD

10:00AM - 4:00PM

SUNDAY GUARD

10:00AM - 4:00PM

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! e lin ions h n t it O W erva es w E N es ass s R Cl as s to l C lie p Ap MONDAY 6:00am

* DOWNTOWN FITNESS CLASSES • 509.459.4571 • 1002 W RIVERSIDE

ELITE FITNESS/P90X

6:00AM; JACQUE G

CYCLE

*

TUESDAY TBC

6:00AM; DAVID G

CYCLE/CORE

*

6:00AM; SERINA C

6:00AM; MELISSA C

7:30am

Athletic Club Hours • Monday thru Friday, 5:00am - 9:00pm; Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm Conditioning Room • Open all hours of the Club; Workout at your own risk.

MARCH ONLY

ELITE FITNESS

6:00AM; ZACH G

CYCLE

*

6:00AM; VICKI C

GENTLE YOGA

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

6:00AM; MELISSA G

CYCLE

*

6:00AM; DONNA C

MARCH ONLY

CYCLE

*

6:00AM; VICKI C

FLOW YOGA

6:00AM; SARAH S4

6:00AM; SARAH S4

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA FITNESS

TRX™ *

8:00AM; WHITNEY P

8:00AM; WHITNEY P

8:00AM; WHITNEY P

CYCLE

Group Fitness Policy

*

8:00AM; JACQUE C

GENTLE YOGA

8:00AM; CYNDI S4

8:30am

FLOW YOGA

FLOW YOGA

8:15am

8:15AM; RACHEL/ CHRISTINE S4

8:15AM; RACHEL/ CHRISTINE S4

TRX™

BARRE FUSION

CORE YOGA

8:30AM; NATALIE S4

8:30AM; CHRISTINE S4

*

8:30AM; SHEREE SB

PIYO SCULPT

9:00am

9:00AM; NATALIE/ JILL S4

*

CYCLE C 9:00AM; DAVID/OKSANA

9:15am

9:15 -10:15AM; MICHELE SB

ZUMBA™

ZUMBA™

PIYO SCULPT

SENIOR FITNESS

9:30AM; RACHEL/JILL S4

9:30AM; OKSANA S4

SENIOR FITNESS

9:30AM; CYNDI S4

ZUMBA™

9:15AM; BRANDY SB

RIPPED

9:15AM; DAVID G

PIYO SCULPT

9:30AM; RACHEL/ MICHELE S4

SENIOR FITNESS

9:30AM; CYNDI S4

YOGA

10:00am

10:00AM; NATALIE/ CHRISTINE S4

10:30am YOGA FLOW 11:00am

10:30AM; LARKIN S4

10:30AM; NATALIE S4

20/20/20

PILATES

TRX™ *

YOGA

12:15PM; JILL SB

YOGA

12:15PM; NATALIE S4

CYCLE *

Most Cycle classes run 45 minutes TRX is 45 mintues

11:15AM-1:15PM S4 11:30AM; LANCE S4

11:30AM; OKSANA S4

12:15PM; LINDA S4

Fitness classes last 50 minutes unless noted otherwise

CORE FUSION

CORE FUSION

CORE FUSION

11:30AM; DONNA S4

DANCE PRACTICE

11:00AM; OKSANA S4

11:00AM; LARKIN S4

11:30am 12:15pm

PILATES

FLOW YOGA

10:30AM; RACHEL/ CHRISTINE SB

Group Fitness classes with an average attendance of 4 individuals or less during a 2-month time period will be changed or removed from the upcoming fitness schedule.

9:15AM; MOLLY C

9:15AM; SERINA G

9:15AM; EVY G

9:30am

CYCLE/CORE *

BARRE FUSION *

BARRE FUSION *

9:15AM; MICHELE SB

SUNDAY

TBC

7:30AM; JACQUE SB

AQUA FITNESS

8:00am

WEDNESDAY

TRX™ *

12:15PM; OKSANA SB

YOGA

12:15PM; TOM S4

12:15PM; OKSANA C

2:00pm

MARCH ONLY

DANCE PRACTICE

3:00pm

2:00-6:00PM SB

CYCLE *

4:00pm

3:00PM; LANA C

4:30pm

4:00PM; CYNDI/ COURTNEY/CHRISTINE S4

MARCH ONLY YOGA

CYCLE *

5:30pm

TBC

4:30PM; LANCE C

4:30PM; CYNDI S4

TBC

5:30PM; SHEREE C

CYCLE/CORE *

5:30PM; MELISSA S4

YOGA

CYCLE *

4:30PM; LANCE C

TBC

5:30PM; OKSANA S4

5:30PM; TOM S4

LEVEL 2 DANCE LESSONS

BOOTCAMP

BOOTCAMP

6:00 - 6:45PM; CHASE G

LINDY HOP CLASS

6:30pm

LOCATION KEY G – Gym

5:30-6:30PM - RUMBA SB 6:00 - 6:45PM; LANCE G

6:45pm

CYCLE *

5:30PM; OKSANA C

BEGINNING YOGA

5:30PM; CRISTINE S4

6:00pm

TBC

4:30PM; CYNDI S4

C – Cycling Room

SESSION 1: 6:30PM S4 SESSION 2: 7:45PM S4

DANCE PRACTICE

6:45-8:15PM S4

DANCE CLASS

6:45PM -NIGHT CLUB 2-STEP S4 7:30PM - CHA CHA S4

Schedule subject to change. For the most current schedule go to www.Spokaneclub.org 24 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

S4 – Studio 4

SB – Studio B P – Pool


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VALLEY FITNESS CLASSES • 509.535.3554 • 5900 E FOURTH AVE

Athletic Club Hours • Monday thru Friday, 5:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm Conditioning Room • Open all hours of the Club; Workout at your own risk

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY

6:00AM; LANA C

6:00AM; STAFF C

8:00AM; LANA G

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA FITNESS

AQUA FITNESS

8:30AM; PARNEY P

8:30AM; PARNEY P

8:30AM; PARNEY P

CYCLE *

9:00AM; JILL C

8:45am 9:00am

CYCLE *

9:00AM; JILL C

TBC

9:00AM; MOLLY G

CYCLE *

9:00AM; MOLLY C

INSANITY/P90X

9:00AM; MOLLY G

BARRE FUSION

9:00AM; JILL S

9:30am

FLOW YOGA

9:30AM; CYNDI S

GENTLE YOGA *

GENTLE YOGA *

9:30AM; CYNDI S

9:30AM; CYNDI S

SUNDAY

Group Fitness Policy

TBC

8:00am 8:30am

FRIDAY

*

CYCLE *

6:00am

THURSDAY CYCLE *

BARRE FUSION

9:30AM; NATALIE S

Group Fitness classes with an average attendance of 4 individuals or less during a 2-month time period will be changed or removed from the upcoming fitness schedule.

YOGA

10:30AM; NATALIE S

10:30am

GENTLE YOGA *

GENTLE YOGA *

10:45AM CYNDI S

10:45am

10:45AM COURTNEY S

ZUMBA

4:15PM; PAULINE S

4:15pm CYCLE *

4:45pm 5:30pm

6:00pm

CYCLE *

4:45PM; KELLY C

20/20/20

5:30PM; JES

CORE/YOGA

5:30-6:30PM; KATIE S

AQUA FITNESS

4:45PM; KELLY C

20/20/20

5:30PM; JES

CORE/YOGA

5:30-6:30PM; KATIE S

LOCATION KEY

AQUA FITNESS

6:00PM; CLAIRE P

6:00PM; CLAIRE P

G – Gym C – Cycling Room S – Studio P – Pool

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

TENNIS LADIES’ LEAGUE

9:00am

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

10:15am

4:30pm

6:00pm

MEGA CARDIO

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

PEE-WEES 4-7 YEAR OLDS

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

CARDIO TENNIS

12:00pm

3:00pm

LADIES’ LEAGUE

4.0+ 9:00AM - 10:30AM

$11/CLASS/PERSON 12:00PM

SCRAPPERS 7-9 YEAR OLDS HIGH SCHOOL CLINIC

HIGH SCHOOL CLINIC

$18/CLASS/PERSON 3:00 - 4:30PM

$18/CLASS/PERSON 3:00 - 4:30PM

8-14 YEAR-OLD CLINIC

8-14 YEAR-OLD CLINIC

$18/CLASS/PERSON 4:30 - 6:00PM

$18/CLASS/PERSON 4:30 - 6:00PM

LADIES’ LEAGUE

3.0-4.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

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

MEN’S LEAGUE

2.5-5.0 6:00 - 9:00PM

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APRIL

MARCH

Events | at a glance

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Dive In Movie March 11; 5:30pm Charity Bracket Buster Auction March 14; 5:00pm St. Patrick’s Day Story Time March 17; 10:00am Father Daughter Banquet March 18; 5:00pm Swim Meet March 18; 5:00pm

21 Learn Yoga March 21; 7:00pm 25 Easter Bunny Story Time March 25; 10:00am 26 Easter Egg Hunt March 26; 1:00-3:00pm 27 Easter Brunch March 27; 10:00am-2:00pm 29 Falls: Risk Factors and Prevention March 29; 11:00am 4 6 13 19 22

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PCAC Basketball Tournament Starts March 4

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Spring Break Camps Start April 4; Various times Awaken Spring Ladies Luncheon April 6; 11:00am-1:00pm Lively Libations – Brunch Beverages March 13; 5:30pm Managing Back Pain April 19; 11:00am-1:00pm Spring Seafood Buffet April 22; Seatings start at 5:00pm Swim Meet April 22; 5:00pm Yoga Push Up Workshop April 24; 5:30pm Crazy Kids Spring Fling April 29; 5:30-8:30pm

Bloomsday Brunch May 1; 10:00am-2:00pm Pizza and Potting May 7; 12:00-2:00pm Mother’s Day Buffet May 8; 10:00am-2:00pm Family Spaghetti and Bingo May 20; 5:30-8:00pm Swim Meet May 20 5:00pm

26 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

Upcoming Closures and Schedule Changes Sunday, March 27 Easter No Group Exercise Burgundy’s Closed

Sunday, May 8 Mother’s Day Burgundy’s Closed See page 28 for class changes during the PCAC Basketball Tournament March 4 – 5


Fitness | news

Fitness Class Reservations Are Going Online!

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ost of the Club’s fitness classes don’t require reservations, but for those that do, the MindBody online reservation system is a simple, user-friendly way to reserve those classes, either via the Club’s website or via the MindBody phone app . (To get the app, simply download the MindBody app to your mobile phone and search for the Spokane Club.) Best of all, you can now reserve up to a week in advance! Beginning March 1, the Club’s Athletics staff will begin collecting information from members currently participating in reserved Fitness Classes: Cycling, TRX, and select Barre Fusion and Yoga classes. The Club will enter your information into the Mind Body system and create your account, and then send you an email with your account information and instructions on how to use Mind Body. You can start using Mind Body beginning March 7th.

Class reservations will begin March 7th for the classes held at the Club during the week of March 14th. The paper reservation sheets will be removed on March 7th. Once the Club goes live with Mind Body, feel free to ask our Sport Shop team for assistance if you have any questions. The current system of clipboards and paper reservations will be eliminated and replaced with the ease and convenience of Mind Body. Moving the Club’s Fitness Class reservation system to Mind Body has many benefits for Club members. Besides the benefit of being able to reserve your spot in advance, if your reservation is waitlisted, you will automatically move into a reserved spot as soon as an opening in the class becomes available. Communication will also be made through Mind Body confirming your reservations, waitlists and cancelations.

Please note: Classes that can be reserved are marked with an asterisk on the Athletics Schedule. Members using personal training are already entered in the MindBody system.

Fitness Classes that Currently Require Reservations Cycling TRX Select Barre Fusion classes Select Yoga classes www.spokaneclub.org | March/April 2016 | 27


Fitness | news

Seminar

Falls: Risk Factors and Prevention

by Lance Beisley, MS, CSCS and Tim Arndt, MS, CSCS, RTSm

No Group Fitness Classes Easter Sunday, March 27th

Seasonal Class Schedule Changes Downtown The following Cycle classes will be on the schedule until April 1st and will resume in the fall. • Tuesday/Thursday 6:00am Cycle • Monday/Wednesday 4:30pm Cycle • Wednesday 12:15pm Cycle • Sunday 3:00pm Cycle Tuesday/Thursday Flow Yoga at 8:30am w/Rachel will now start at 8:15am.

Falls are common events that often lead to loss of independence in otherwise-healthy individuals. This seminar will explore the primary causes and risk factors of falls, the possible consequences, and means of prevention particularly for older people. Attendees will learn actionable steps to reduce the likelihood of such a life-altering event including a basic preventative exercise plan. This seminar is recommended for both older members, those who are at risk of or have suffered a fall, and their loved ones. Tuesday, March 29; 11:00 am; Downtown; $10 for members; $20 for guests; no refunds

Schedule Changes during PCAC Basketball Tournament All classes in Studio 4 and the Gym on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th will either move to Studio B or be cancelled. Friday, March 4 Classes moving to Studio B: 8:00am Gentle Yoga 10:30am Pilates 11:30am Core Fusion 12:15 Yoga 9:30 Senior Fitness – Cancelled 9:15 RIPPED – Cancelled Saturday, March 5 9:00am Piyo – Cancelled 10:00am Yoga – Studio B

Congratulations to the Senior Fitness class in holding a plank for one minute; longer then many people half their age. Seniors ROCK! 28 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016


Fitness | news

CHATA – WHAT? Yoga Push Up Workshop Does your belly flop to the ground when you try doing a push up in yoga, even if you’re on your knees? Come to a practical workshop to learn ways to increase strength in your core, shoulders and arms! You will learn the proper way to do a chaturanga (otherwise known as the yoga push up). Feel confident in your strength and at your yoga practice in 2016 by joining Cyndi Slizza on April 24th! Sign up at Sports Desk Downtown, or contact Cyndi Slizza at cslizza@spokaneclub.org. Sunday, April 24; 5:30 – 6:30 pm; $10 for members; $20 for guests; Downtown Studio 4

Learn Yoga! Curious about yoga? Too intimidated to try a class until you learn some yoga moves? 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 to find out how yoga could help you improve your physical and mental health. Sign up at Sport Shop Downtown, or contact Cyndi Slizza at cslizza@spokaneclub.org. Monday, March 21; 7:00 – 8:00 pm; $10 for members; $20 for guests; Downtown Studio 4

“Where the caregivers go the extra mile!” We are committed to providing high quality, client-centered and affordable Home Care services to assist Seniors in leading dignified and independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.

Our services include: • Companion care • Personal hygiene care • Meal preparation

• Light housekeeping and laundry • Transportation for appointments or shopping • Hourly, shift care or 24-hour care and more!

For more information contact Christine Franklin at (509) 928.2227 or (509) 979.2536 StayAtHomeAdultCare.com www.spokaneclub.org | March/April 2016 | 29


8-week Indoor Ironman Triathlon Challenge Whether it’s the cold temperatures or a busy work schedule, sometimes life requires indoor training. Training indoors is a safe and very effective way to stay in shape during the off-season. Here’s how the Challenge works. You have 8 weeks to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles on an indoor cycle bike, 26.2 miles on a treadmill. Record your distances performed after each workout on the “Ironman Posters” you will find throughout the Club. We will provide you with swim, bike and treadmill workouts. This would be a great time to join the Master’s Swim program where you can pick up some solid tips for improving your technique in the pool. For Cycling, you’ve always got the option to take one of our Group Fitness cycle classes or use the Conditioning Room bikes. Tips for running on a treadmill. Set the elevation to one degree to compensate for the lack of wind and terrain change. Use the treadmill to simulate a hilly course by increasing the incline. This is also a good time to hone in on your form and stride. As you build a solid baseline of fitness, schedule your own race day. Jump in the pool and swim for 10 minutes, quickly transition upstairs to the cycle studio for a 30 minute ride. Your last stop is a 20 minute run on a treadmill. BOOM!! You’re on your way to becoming a tri athlete.

Ironman swim = 2.4 miles Downtown pool is 25 yards. 1Length = 25 yards (wall to wall) ¼ mile= 16 lengths ½ mile = 32 lengths 1 mile= 64 lengths 1.2 miles= 81 lengths 2.4 miles = 162 lengths Valley pool is 18 yards. 1 length (wall to wall) ¼ mile = 24 lengths ½ mile = 49 lengths 1 mile = 98 lengths 1.2 miles= 130 lengths 2.4 miles =260 lengths Sign up at the Sports Shop or call Molly Benzel at 459-4571 x502. 8 Weeks: March 5 – April 30

Seminar

Indoor Cycle 101

Walking into your first cycle class can be intimidating, especially when it seems like everyone around you is already a pro. Once the music turns on and class starts, remember it’s all about you. The riders around you are focused on themselves. Indoor cycling is a highly effective cardio and strength workout. It can be intense and fast-paced but it’s a great activity for any fitness level. Its low impact and you decide how hard you want to work. One 45-minute cycle class 30 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

can burn upward of 500 calories. That’s not scary, that’s awesome! The term “Spinning” is actually trademarked by Madd Dogg Athletics to identify the company’s particular type of instruction and bike model. Classes are technically called “Indoor Cycling.” Join us for this 45-minute intro to indoor cycling class. Here’s what you’ll need: Wear comfortable workout gear. (Leave the baggy sweats at home). If you have cycle shoes with SPD clips bring

them, if not regular sneakers are just fine. Water bottle and heartrate monitor if you have one. You will learn about bike fit, body positioning and riding profiles for cycling, cadence, resistance, and stretches. Sign-up at the Sports Shop or call Molly Benzel 459-4571 x502 if you have any questions. Valley: Monday, March 14; 5:30 pm Downtown: Wednesday, March 16; 5:30 pm


Fitness | court sports

Spring 2016 Men’s Basketball League The Spring league kicks off on March 9th with games every Wednesday evening through the beginning of May. While the Club’s Elite Team players will be practicing for tournaments, the rest of the Club’s basketball players can enjoy a full league season with all of the same features (stats, shot clocks, provided jerseys, etc.) as the Winter season, but in a slightly more balanced league. $2 draft beers will also be available during league nights. To express your interest, or if you have any questions, please contact Jordan Piscopo at bensen.piscopo@gmail.com. Wednesday, March 2; 6:00 pm Draft Night with hosted beers

Free Junior Squash Clinic - Valley Come play squash, meet other players and learn more about the game. You must reserve your space by emailing Cal Larson at callarson@aol.com. Saturday, March 12; April 16 & May 14 3:30 pm; FREE

Squash Nights - Valley Join fellow Squash enthusists on the Second Wednesday of the month for a fun round of squash. This event includes a nominal charge for pizza and beer. Email Cal Larson at callarson@aol.com for details. Wednesdays, March 9; April 13 & May 11; 6:30 pm

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Fitness | tennis

2015 Member’s Tennis Tournament…Finally in the Books!

Congrats to all of our 2015 Club Champs and Finalists: Men’s Open Doubles Chris Tate/Chris Martin def Brian Smith/Scott Cifrese 7-6;6-2 Men’s 4.0 Brian Collins/Pat Redmond won in a hotly contested round-robin! Men’s 3.5 William Miller/Kyle Williams def Robert Van Cott/Ray Willman 6-2;0-6;10-4

The Young and The Restless! Chuck Kerkering, Laurie Davies with Riley Collins Justin Degenhardt

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fter being delayed more than a month by Wind Storm 2015, the doubles portion of our annual members’ tournament concluded with a bang Jan 8-10, 2016. It was worth the wait as teams battled for the coveted Moscow Mule mugs (see champs pictures). When off court, players were treated to the gourmet offerings from Fery’s Catering. Tournament sponsor, 24/7Ed.com owner/Club member Tod Whitman, ensured all players walked away with a quality dri-fit shirt as the icing on the cake. The member tournament is always a great opportunity to see Club members competing and socializing as one team! Tod promises to return as primary sponsor in 2016 ensuring another awesome member value event next November!

Men’s 3.0 Stan Sargent/Mark Gray swept the round-robin! Women’s 4.0 Tamara McGregor/Disa Vradenburg def Jayne Deife/Jen Ganji 6-2;6-2 Women’s 3.5 Dacia Murillo/Jill Leonetti def Kiersten Shelby/Shirlee Steiner (forfeit ) Women’s 3.0 Lisa Cordier/Kelly Osterberger def Paula Siok/Anne Vogel 6-4;7-5

1. W4.0 Champs Disa Vradenburg and Tamara McGreggor 2. M3.0 Doubles Champs Marg Gray and Stan Sargent

3. M3.5 Champs William Miller and Kyle Williams 4. W3.0 Champs: Lisa Cordier and Kelly Osterberger 5. W3.5 Champs Paula Scott and Jan Smith 6. Fery’s Foodees Jodi Mouchett and Tamara McGreggor

7. Kirk takes one plate per player option! 32 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016


Fitness | tennis

Upcoming Tennis Tournament Our next adult USTA tournament is the Eastern Washington Championships June 3-5, 2016! Mark your calendars and sign up on-line at PNW/USTA.com. June 3-5

GUEST POLICY REMINDER Guest policy for Non-member adult tennis players is 4 visits annually (12 for juniors) including: Lessons, clinics, or any visit to the Club other than social activity.

Tuesday PM Ladies Celebrate End of the Session! Commraderie and competition could easily be the theme of our Evening Ladies’ Tennis League. These ladies never miss an opportunity to support each other and to have a good time after battling it out on court every Tuesday night from 6:00-7:30 pm. The league is ongoing from September through June and runs in 6-weeks sessions. Fees work out to $4/week covering courts, balls and organization! If interested in joining any of our tennis leagues contact Jeff at 535-3554.

Fitness Training for Tennis Are you looking to strengthen your tennis game off the court, or perhaps just looking to get a warm-up in before your match or league? If so, Tyler Bridges, a sports conditioning specialist and tennis coach is putting together a variety of strength and conditioning programs that will boost the performance of your tennis game. These small group sessions will focus on: • power • speed • agility • endurance • and more! If you and your team are interested in a program that is designed specifically for tennis players like yourself, contact Tyler at 535-3554 to set up a day and time that works for you.

Sessions are just $15 ea per person when you buy 4 at a time. Drop-in rate is $20 per person. Min of 3 people. www.spokaneclub.org | March/April 2016 | 33


2016 Spokane Invitational Tennis Tournament

Club members figuring into the money rounds were: Women’s Open Champion Anna Lambert Men’s Open Doubles champs Nate Williams and Jeff Urie Mixed Open Doubles champs Molly Knox and Marc Mowrer

Kirk, Jerry and Collette hold up the South Perry banner!

M3.5 Champ John Nayar and &.0 Mixed Champs Kristen and John Bumgarner

The 2016 USTA tournament season officially kicked off with the Spokane Invitational Tournament held from Jan 15-17 at the Spokane Club. This annual event has become a great first stop for Pacific Northwest players looking to start piling up ranking points and to challenge their on-court skills early in the year. Over 110 competitors from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and throughout Washington played singles, doubles and mixed doubles in various skill levels. Although a little down from previous years, we were overall pleased with the number of competitors and really pleased with the level of on-court play and exceptional sportsmanship on display throughout the tournament. Matches ran at an on-time rate of over 93% which is pretty awesome when players are trying to schedule their days around the matches. For the second year running, South Perry Pizza delivered their outstanding gourmet pizzas and delicious salads to the delight of the players and spectators. This may be one of the only tournaments where competitors gained weight as they participated! Thanks again to Spokane Club members John and Paula Siok, owners of South Perry Pizza!

W4.0 Doubles champs Bri Barbieri and Holly Whitman def Jayne Deife and Jen Ganji M4.0 Singles Finalist Pat Redmond M3.5 Singles champ John Nayar def Amir Ganji W3.5 Finalists Kristen Bumgarner and Mary Covin M3.5 Doubles champs Dan Osborne/Jerry Henderson def Ray Willman/Robert VanCott Mixed 7.0 Doubles champs Paula and Rob Scott def Chris Flanagan and Cheryl Lepper

Local Juniors Dominate 18s in 2015 Spokane Winter Classic

M3.5 Doubles Champs Jerry Henderson and Dan Osborne 4.0 Champs: Bri Barbieri and Holly Whitman 34 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016

Abby Denike and Kyle Fager walked away as Champions in the 18-and-over girls and boys champions division. This tournament attracted over 100 juniors from around the Pacific Northwest all vying for the title of Spokane Winter Classic Champion!


Fitness | aquatics

Jennifer Hochwalt

Masters Swim Program Our new Masters Team kicked off in January and it has been a great success! There are 10 members, but there is still plenty of room for new people! The Masters program is a great way to get involved with swimming and have the accountability and the camaraderie of fellow swimmers. Masters is open to all levels of swimmers from elite to beginner, ages 18 and up. Our new coach, Jennifer Hochwalt, will work with you wherever you’re at. Masters Swimming is the perfect way to participate in regularly scheduled swimming workouts to increase your fitness level, or prepare for a triathlon. Working consistently with a coach will improve efficiency of stroke technique. If you’re looking to try something new, or to improve and grow with fellow-minded swimmers, Masters may just be the program for you! Practice times: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm and Sundays from 4:306:00 pm There will be a $50 charge if you attend 2 or more practices in a month.

Jennifer has been involved in competitive swimming for over 25 years, both as an athlete and coach. She competed as a Division 1 swimmer for four years at the University of Wyoming where she graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. The past 15 years have been spent coaching a wide variety of swimmers. From tri-athletes to beginner levels, to elite athletes. She is currently the Head Coach of Cheney High School’s girls’ and boys’ swim teams, as well as the coach for the Spokane Sturgeons Master’s swim team. Her goal is to teach both an enjoyment of the sport of swimming as well as training people to help them achieve their performance goals.

Support your Club with Your Swimming Purchases! Simply purchase your swim gear through our affiliate store at Spokaneclub. org/athletics/aquatics and your Club receives a percentage from each sale!

Stroke Analysis with Jennifer Hochwalt, Master Swim Coach Are you looking to improve your stroke and become a more efficient swimmer?

The Club is offering a new program to help you achieve your swimming goals. Now you can have your stroke filmed and reviewed by our new Masters coach, Jennifer Hochwalt, to help you focus on your specific needs! Jennifer has been in the aquatics business for many years and has a degree in Exercise Science. We are offering a 30-minute, $45 session, where your stroke will be filmed and reviewed with you. A follow up email will be sent to you with a list of things to work on and drills to help you improve. Stroke analysis is a great idea for adult swimmers and our Gold and Platinum Swim Team members looking to improve and perfect their strokes. Call us at the pool or email Jennifer at jhochwalt@spokaneclub.org to set up a session today! Cost: $45 www.spokaneclub.org | March/April 2016 | 35


Fitness | aquatics

Downtown Locker Room Etiquette Reminder

Spring into the pool with The Good Dinosaur!

Dive In Movie: March 11th This Spring the pool is happy to present, The Good Dinosaur, for our next Dive In Movie! Your kids will have great time eating sandwiches, popcorn and fruit, all while watching a movie in the pool. Sign up today and join us for great fun! Drop off will be available at 5:30 in front of the studio B. The pool will open at 5:45 and the movie starts at 6:15. Please make sure to check your children in with the Lifeguard and out again at the end of the night. The event will be over and we kindly ask that children be picked up promptly at 8:00. • Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. • Children 3 years of age will be required to wear a life jacket • All children must be potty trained Please call the pool at 459-4571 x513 to register and save your space today! All participants must be registered prior to the event. Friday, March 11; The Good Dinosaur $15 for the first child and $12 for each additional

As we move into our busy season for lessons we would like to review a few frequently asked questions concerning locker rooms. All children ages 4 and under may accompany parents of either sex into the junior locker room. We kindly request that children 5 and above use gender appropriate locker rooms. We also have convenient showers located on deck, as well as a changing stall, or our Family Changing room. Since we only have a single family changing room, we would ask our members to be swift so as to accommodate as many as possible. We would also ask that if you are using the Family Changing room, that you would not leave personal items so that other members may use the facility. If you prefer, adults are welcome to use the junior locker room facilities. We would also like to ask that parents not change their children’s clothes on the pool deck. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you!

NOTICE TO THE VALLEY POOL In order to keep up on the cleanliness of our facilltly, we will be closing the Valley pool for one hour every Monday, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. In addition, we ask that swimmers would please shower before entering the pool. Showers are located in the locker rooms. Thank you.


Swim Team News Swim team is going full force as our season continues! Our Penguins swim team is perfect for kids looking to become better, more confident swimmers. Silver team is a great starting point for our beginning swimmers and practices are held Monday and Wednesday from 4:15 – 5:00 pm. Gold team works a little more with endurance and technique and practices are Monday-Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Platinum team continues to build on the previous skills and adds more advanced elements to the workout. They practice Monday-Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30pm. We also have an optional All Team Practice on the First and Third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Here, all the Penguins join to work on blocks, turns and always some fun team building. The team is continuing to grow and everyone is doing great! Our Platinum team is at a record high with almost fifteen kids! New Penguins are welcomed at any time! Call the pool at 245-4571 x513 for details and a practice schedule. The next scheduled meets are: March 18, April 22 and May 20

Swimming Lessons

Spring and summer is almost here! That means trips to the lake, backyard pools and lots of water fun. Our lessons are a great choice to help keep your child safe, help them with their skills, or get them used to the water. Our instructors will work with your child and help them become confident swimmers. We offer lessons in the morning from 9:00-11:00 am and evening lessons from 3:30-5:30 pm, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday for four weeks. These classes are available at the Downtown pool. We also offer Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday lessons at the Valley. So come have fun and learn with us at the pool! Register by calling 459-4571 x513.

Session 7 • 4 weeks

Session 9 – 4 weeks

Monday/Wednesday: Feb 29-Mar 23 • $42 Tuesday/Thursday: March 1- 24 • $42 Registration Ends Monday Feb 22

Monday/Wednesday: May 1-24 • $42 Tuesday/Thursday: May 2-25 • $42 Registration Ends Monday April 24

Session 8 - 3 weeks

Saturday Session 3 • Valley Only $42

Monday/Wednesday: April 10-26 • $32 Tuesday/Thursday: April 11-27 • $30 Registration Ends Monday March 28

Levels 1-3 and Parent Tot March 12-April 13 Registration Ends Monday Feb 29

Private Swim Lessons Children – One-on-one instruction is a great way to get your child familiar with the water and ready for group lessons. It’s also great when your child is ready to take swimming to the next level and improve stroke technique and to get ready for swim team! Lessons are $25 per half hour for one child and $5 for each additional child. Adult – Whether you are training for a triathlon, uncomfortable in the water, or just looking for some stroke technique, private lessons with our instructors might just be for you. Lessons are $35 per half hour. Give us a visit down at the pool or give us a call at 459-4571 x512 if you have any questions.


Family | happenings

Errand Day Every Day

4th Annual Father Daughter Banquet

Finding it hard to get things done? Need some time for yourself? Errand day is the solution! Errand day gives you 3 hours of time to run errands while your children are at the Club having fun. Choose your 3 hour time slot during any of the weekday hours we are open. Infants may stay for a maximum of 2 hours. Parent must be reachable by phone and within 20 minutes of Club.

Friday, March 18 5:00 pm: Memory photos (addition fee) 5:30 pm: Dinner 6:00 pm: Princess Appearances 7:00 pm: Dancing

Reservations are required; Call Downtown Childcare at 459-4571 x515; Cost: $18 for one child, $7 each additional sibling

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ads, bring your little princess for a night of food, crafts and dancing! Meet classic movie princesses, as they sing, perform, and read books to the little girls. At the end of the night, father’s and daughter’s will have the chance to dance to great songs together, ensuring that a memorable night is had by all. Reservations are required, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239. Cancellations by March 13th. Friday, March 18; 5:00 – 8:00 pm

DT St. Patrick’s Day Story Time Bring the kids to Childcare on St. Patrick’s Day to hear the story, The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing. We will also make a fun art project and have a snack. Ages 18 months and up. Call 459-4571 x515 to reserve your child’s spot. Thursday, March 17; 10:00 am

Father and daughters 12+, $30++ each, daughters under 12, $20++ each

Downtown; Regular Childcare rates apply

CHILDCARE SCHEDULES MONDAY

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

No reservations are necessary except for infants under 1 year they are required 24 hours in advance & not more than 2 days prior Monthly regular Childcare rate charges for 3 hours or less per day can be included in our $100 cap. All other programs and events such as camps, Friday Fun Nights, Errand days, Parents night Out, Kids classes, etc. are not included in the cap and will be an extra fee. 38 . Signals | The Spokane Club magazine | March/April 2016 2015 January/February


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PeeWee Tennis Downtown Just like the PeeWee Tennis in the Valley, we are offering this fantastic class at the Downtown athletic facility. Kid ages 4-7 will have fun learning to use a racket and hit tennis balls. Reservations required: call the Valley at 535-3554 to reserve your child’s spot. Wednesdays; 4:00 pm $44 for 4-week session Must pay for entire session

Afterschool Lounge

Crazy Kids Spring Fling Leave the kids at the Club where they will have fun bouncing in the castle, making crafts, and watching a movie while you go out and enjoy some adult time. There will be pizza available for the kids from 6:00 – 6:30 pm. Popcorn and treats will be served during the movie. We will be watching an oldie but goodie, An American Tail. Kids must be over 3 and potty trained to participate. Younger siblings over 1 year in age may hang out in Childcare (regular Childcare rates will apply). No infants. Reservations required 48 hours in advance, call Childcare at 459-4571 x515. Space is limited to 30 kids with a minimum of 20. Friday, April 29; 5:30 – 8:30 pm; Downtown; Cost: 1 child $20/$9 each additional sibling

Spring Break Camp (ages 5-11) Bring the kids to the Club for a fun week of creative arts and crafts, gym games, and swimming. Our theme this spring will be gardening. We will be planting seeds and making gardening projects. Our camps are fun and happy places to be when school is out. We keep the kids busy and active all day! Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 459-4571 x515 and reserve today! For your convenience we have camp options to fit every schedule. Details and pricing is below. Monday – Friday, April 4 – 8 Option 1: 8:30-5:00: Weekly rate: $200 first child/ $160 each additional sibling Option 2: 9:00-3:00: Weekly rate: $165 first child, $132 each additional sibling Option 3: Hourly rate $6 for one child, $10 for 2 siblings, $14 for 3 siblings. Non-members 25% more. Additional before/after camp hours available for a fee.

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Does your school-aged child need a place to hang out after school? Our Youth Lounge is a great choice for them to come and work on homework, play with friends, watch a movie or play a video game. This area is indirectly supervised by our Childcare staff and is open to kids ages 8 and up who are able to play without direct supervision. Use is limited to 3 hours per day and kids must be signed in by a parent or guardian. No charges will apply as long as a parent or guardian is in the building. If you need to leave to run errands, etc. Errand Day charges will apply. Youth Lounge will be closed on Camp days from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Call Childcare at 459-4571 x515 for more information.

Summer Camp Registration Early registration for summer Camps will begin April 1. We have lots of fun themes this year, including our all-time favorite Ooey Gooey Fear Factor. We will also have another Mystery Week and some great new themes. Lots of fun is in store for this coming summer! Look for more information in our May/June Signals. Camp begins June 13th. Register early to be sure your child gets a spot. 459-4571 x 515.


Family | happenings

Easter Festivities at the Club! Easter Crafting

Bring the kids ages 5 and up to the Club for a fun Easter project. We will be making super cute Easter bunny treat jars. We will have a treat during our crafting as well! Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Call 459-4571 x515 to reserve your child’s spot. Thursday, March 24; 4:00 – 5:00 pm; Downtown Childcare; $5 per child

DT Easter Bunny Story Time

Bring your kids to Childcare for a super fun story time. We will read Here Comes Peter Cottontail, make a craft and eat a yummy snack! Ages 18 months and up. Call 459-4571 x515 to reserve your child’s spot. Friday, March 25; 10:00 am; Downtown; Regular Childcare rates apply.

Valley Easter Egg Hunt

Head out to our beautiful Valley facility for an afternoon the whole family will enjoy. We’ll have Golden eggs with special prizes, candy, a petting zoo with rescued animals, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Bring your smiles and we’ll bring the baskets as we make way for one of our most popular family events of the year. Reservations are required for this popuar event, call Jessica Gudgel-Whitney at 459-4239 or reserve online at Spokaneclub.org. Cancellations by March 19th. Saturday, March 26; 1:00 – 3:00 pm $14++ per child, $5++ per adult

Easter Brunch

For full details see page 10.

Sunday, March 27


Circling Raven GOLF TRIP Sunday, May 22!

Don’t miss this great Sunday golf trip to Circling Raven! The course is amazing, the golfers are awesome AND your shuttle awaits you!

The trip includes:

• One 18-hole round of golf • Unlimited practice range balls • To-go breakfast of pastries and fruit • Round-trip transportation • Waived parking fees for attendees parking at the Club

$80 for members $100 for sponsored guests

Join Ryan Lloyd, our Hospitality Director, in the Lobby of the Downtown Clubhouse with your clubs and gear on Sunday morning at 6:30. The shuttle leaves at 7 am; the first tee time is at 8:30 am. A table will be reserved for lunch after the round and golfers are welcome to order and purchase lunch from the Circling Raven menu. The group will be back to Spokane by 5 pm.

Register online or drop Ryan an email at rlloyd@ spokaneclub.org and reserve your space today! All sales are final after May 15

This trip is limited to 23 total golfers. Cancellations must be made 7 days in advance.


Signals Magazine March/April 2016