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QUARTERLY

SPRING 2018


AQUA EASTER EGG HUNT

PIZZA BINGO

FINAL FRIDAYS: TRIVIA

FRIDAY, FEB 16, APR 20 | 6p–8p

FRIDAY, FEB 23, MAR 30 | 7p–8p

This event is always great fun! Bring your friends and come play Bingo. Pizza is available and orders must be placed in advance. Bring your good luck trinkets and prepare to play!

Gather a group of your smartest, most fun, family and/or friends to enjoy a night of trivia and fun at Rivi. Knowledge of trivia is NOT required (and usually doesn't help anyway).

Bring the kids in all their swimming gear for the indoor Aqua Egg Hunt. Kids will join others in their age group to collect both floating and sinking eggs in the pool. Register in advance as there are limited numbers in each age group.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

EASTER BRUNCH

MOTHERS' DAY BRUNCH

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 | 6p

SUNDAY, APRIL 1 | 11a–2p

SUNDAY, MAY 13 | 11a–2p

Take on a new persona while you enjoy a four-course dinner. The conversation for the evening will lead you to who committed the crime. Reservations are required for this event.

Celebrate your holiday with friends and family at Rivi's annual Easter Brunch. Food is served buffet style and will include all the traditional favorites. Reservations are required.

Enjoy all the mothers in the family at Rivi's Mothers' Day Brunch. This is a great opportunity to keep Mom out of the kitchen on her special day! Reservations are required.

For more details on all of our upcoming events, please visit our website.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 | 5:30p–7p


A LETTER FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

WELCOME NEW STAFF!

Dear Riviera Club Family, What a great end to 2017! Thank you all for your participation in our Fall and Winter events. Since our last issue, we held a GREAT Thanksgiving Dinner, our annual Sweet Potato Swim, Veterans’ Day Luncheon, an Apps to Impress cooking class for the holidays, Parents Night Out, Pizza Bingo, a fantastic Holiday Wine Dinner, Gingerbread House Decorating, Cookie Creations, Breakfast with Santa including record attendance, Board of Directors Cocktail Party, and Winter Camps. Each of those events were great opportunities and examples of Rivi community here at the Club. 2017 was another banner year for the Club, and I want to welcome again the 400 new member families that joined us who add to an already loyal community, family-based core. Now, let’s start all over again in 2018! This year is exciting as we have hired an Events Manager specifically for Club events and some Club programming. Her focus is YOU, so reach out to her with your ideas and feedback. Amber Smith is a great addition to our team! Email her at events@rivi.org. We are looking to make a few more improvements. Funds have been earmarked for the following items: Big Outdoor Pool code and efficiency update beginning at the end of the coming outdoor season; The outdoor Baby and Jr Pool will get their own filtration system saving us thousands of gallons of water; The Men’s Clubhouse Locker Room will get urinals (believe me, that’s a big deal!); And, the Makin Lounge will get a makeover! This update keeps the nostalgic feel while celebrating Rivi through the years. Fitness will also get our attention as we plow through the first quarter, making it better and better.

As the Club continues to grow, so does our staff. Please welcome new faces around Rivi and get to know them a little better. The whole Rivi community benefits from the expertise these great folks bring.

MARIO BLEDSOE SOUS CHEF Mario has been cooking at Rivi for several years and his new role as Sous Chef is a great fit. Mario was born and raised in Indianapolis attending Arlington High School and then the Ivy Tech Culinary School. Mario is a proud member of the BBQ Club and has participated in well-known events like April in Paris, Mayor's Breakfast, and Dig In Indy. At Rivi, Mario plans to bring his incredible knowledge of BBQ and banquet events to broaden our palettes and food options.

I look forward to emailing you with all the updates and improvements we made in 2017. We’ll also post it in the Club. We just did so many great things, I ran out of room! Be Well,

Matt Giles General Manager The Riviera Club gm@rivi.org

AMBER SMITH EVENTS MANAGER Amber Smith is an avid Tennis player and mother of three. After serving for 11 years as the Event Coordinator at Five Seasons, she is now overseeing events and programs at Rivi. Amber has a degree from Indiana State University in Child Development and Family Life, with a minor in Community Health. Amber enjoyed her time at Five Seasons teaching kids tennis and basketball clinics. At Rivi, Amber looks forward to celebrating the Club's rich history through fun membership events and opportunities for the Rivi community.


AQUATICS

BOQUA

ADULT AQUATICS

YOUTH AQUATICS

Take Your Workout to the Water!

Join the Team!

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY | 12:30p

H2O HIIT is a water-based High Intensity Interval Workout that will increase stamina, improve flexibility & strength, promote cardiovascular health and enhance any current exercise program. You do not need to know how to swim.

The Riviera Swim Team offers year-round training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Schedule your stroke evaluation now or attend one of the open dates: March 24 at 11:45am March 27 at 5:45 March 29 at 5:45

Led by Tom Ford, BOQUA is a high-energy, high-intensity, low-impact aquatic workout utilizing the mechanics of athletic movement. The advantages of this type of workout include a reduction of the effects of gravity resulting in complete joint strengthening and stabilization. It utilizes a consistent resistance through a full range of motion, improves balance, and mental acuity. Each individual can workout at their own level of fitness and friendships are formed. “I do want to say again, this class is so beneficial to get us moving, work on strength, cardio, and balance all at the same time, and just improve how we feel as well. I hope this can be part of our fitness regimen for many more years to come.”

February 25th, at the IUPUI Natatorium. We are now accepting registration for volunteers. Contact our Meet Director Steve Bourgeois. Rivi Club members may also support the swim team throughout the year by attending one of our monthly Dine to Donate events. This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy a meal in support of Riviera Swimming where a portion of your check will be donated to the Rivi Swim Team. Join us for our next Scotty’s Dawghouse Dine To Donate.

SUPPORT OUR TEAM & HIGH POINTS FROM THERESE LOVE

Riviera Swim Team opened competition for the 2017-18 short course season hosting eleven teams at our Fall Invitational. The team will be hosting a second swim meet 3

Riviera Swim Team swimmers are also making waves in the pool this season with strong performances in several local competitions. Individual High Point Awards were earned by Noah Geppert, Matthew Kask, Carter Brames, Will Longfellow, and Keira Kask at the Noblesville Ice Breaker. The 2017 JAGS Winter Invite High Point Awards go to Carter Brames and Rivi Swim Team runner-up in Team Standings.


FITNESS

PERSONAL TRAINING CLIENT SPOTLIGHT

YOUTH FITNESS

MATT & LIZ CLEARY

Kids' Yoga

Liz first began personal training at Rivi in May 2017 and Matt joined her shortly after. In addition to determined consistency, their enthusiasm and competitive spirit helps them to inspire each other keeping even the most brutal workouts entertaining and light-hearted. Beyond weight training at the Club, they've also made fitness a family affair and completed a handful of 5Ks with their 15 month-old son Kevin in tow.

Due to its popularity and fast growth, Kids' Yoga will continue into Winter 2018. This vibrant kids' yoga fitness program speaks to kids visually and experientially through an inviting mix of character and animal poses, led by yoga instructor Sheila Roberts. Poses that mimic ideas familiar to children are fun, yet provide just the right challenge, improve particpants' breathing, balance, flexibility, and self-awareness.

ADULT FITNESS Rowbics One of the most unique group fitness classes at Rivi is Rowbics, an indoor rowing class that provides low-impact cardiovascular exercise that works all major muscle groups of the body. Rivi began offering the Rowbics class in 2010. Eric Stoll and Shawn Dresser continue to lead with some of Rivi's first rowers, Bridget Bonham, Norma Wallman, and Marie Warshauer still attending.

TENNIS

SPOTLIGHT FROM ELIZABETH BRADSHAW

“I was excited to see so many kids on the courts this summer when I dropped my kids off for junior tennis team. Coach Elise and her assistant, Coach Joe, ran such professional, high quality lessons, and my kids greatly improved their skills in their fun, challenging classes. I remember a vibrant tennis program at Rivi in days of old, but it had languished in the past several years; now, it's on its way back! This is a huge asset to our family's Rivi experience.” Lisabeth Bradshaw

YOUTH TENNIS MON—THU, APRIL 16–MAY 24 | 3:45p & 4:45p

Spring Classes are Enrolling Youth tennis is a great way to introduce your child to the game of tennis, sustain their playing ability, or take them to the next level. Tennis is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed your entire life! Therefore, learning the game and strokes of tennis is a great investment that can keep your child active into adulthood.

ADULT TENNIS MON—THU, APRIL 16–MAY 24 | 5:45p

A Great Workout Adult tennis at Rivi is a great way to sharpen your skills, get some exercise, and dust off your racquet from high school. Whatever your reason to play tennis, you will definitely LOVE hitting the ball through exciting point play and cardio-tennis.

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PROGRAMS

SAFE SITTER

ADULT PROGRAMS Karate

YOUTH PROGRAMS MARCH 26–30 & APRIL 2–6

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY | TIMES VARY

Spring Break Camps!

Karate at Rivi is not just for young people. Families are actually encouraged to train together! Classes are offered three days per week at the Club by Sensei Jeanie Gensheimer Martial Arts. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced options. See the website for rates.

Rivi Camps are a great opportunity to keep kids busy while out of school. It’s safe, fun, energetic, and exciting! Campers will enjoy time swimming and playing among other age-appropriate activities. Rivi Camp kids stay active, learn new skills, build friendships, and enjoy their breaks.

Rivi has been instructing young people on safety for many years. It is important to keep our members safe. Basic life-saving skills at a young age are important to the Club. Rivi is a certified Safe Sitter class site and offers classes almost monthly. Do you have a young teen that enjoys caring for younger children? Enroll them in our classes and they will learn the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to be a safe babysitter, care for younger siblings, and stay home alone. Classes are two days and participants must attend all Club sessions. Ages 11+

A QUICK SPRING CRAFT FROM AMBER SMITH

To make our sunflowers, begin by painting the outer rim of your paper plate. Set out several shades of yellow paint so you can blend them together. Children love color-blending. They can see what happens when they add a darker shade of a color to a lighter one, and vice-versa. Using several shades of the same color can also add depth and dimension to a simple craft creating shadows and highlights. Next, paint the center of the paper plate brown. To add interest and texture to the sunflower, glue the corn kernels and coffee beans all over the center of the plate. Leave to dry in the sun for a while, and when they were ready, cut notches all around the rim of the plate to create the sunflower’s petals.

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SOCIAL EVENTS

RIVI CHEF'S MESSAGE FROM DAVINA GASKINE

Hello All! On behalf of the Riviera culinary team and Food and Beverage Staff, we would like to say thank you to all who come out to enjoy our dinners, brunches, and social events! We are happy that you come support us in our passion to cook and serve. We have received an amazing amount of compliments on all of our cooking, service, and the changes we have made within the department. We are excited to share more of our passion and ideas in the upcoming year. We hope we will continue to see you all more and more and even to see you bring in some new faces, family, and friends. Happy New Year and Bon Appetite!

FAMILY EVENTS

ADULT EVENTS

Thursday Dinner Buffet

Social Lunch

EVERY THURSDAY | 5p–7:30p

WEDNESDAY, FEB 21, MAR 21, APR 18 | 11:30p–1p

Dinner is always a great time for families and friends to gather. At this casual buffet-style dining event, Rivi members can relax after a long day while dinner is prepared by us. Reservations are encouraged, so make it easy and reserve every week!

On the third Wednesday of each month, Rivi hosts a delicious lunch for our membership. In addition to lunch, guests enjoy various entertainment and activities. We will be enjoying Bingo for the next couple months.

BAKED BRIE WITH GARLIC & ROSEMARY FROM DAVINA GASKINE INGREDIENTS 1 (9 oz.) wheel of Camembert Cheese, in its wooden box 1 garlic clove peeled & sliced A few tips of Fresh Rosemary Olive Oil PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Remove Camembert from plastic wrap and put it back into its wooden box. Place the cheese (and box) on a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score the top in a crosshatch pattern. Push in the slices of garlic into the cheese and sprinkle the rosemary all over the top. Drizzle with olive oil to taste. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and fragrant. Remove from oven and serve immediately with a fresh sliced baguette or crostini. NOTES Do not bake the Camembert without its wooden box (or a small baking pot). The cheese will spread and will become a big mess!

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MEMBERSHIP A VISIT WITH A RIVI LEGEND FROM JENNY STURGIS

Patty Aspinal Reel is a real treasure in the history of The Riviera Club. Patty’s father was among the original members of the Club, joining for just ten dollars. He came home to share the news and the family jumped in the car to visit the property. Patty remembers there being nothing on the property but the promise of the future. Little did she know on that day, The Riviera Club and Patty were meant for a lifelong relationship. Patty says, “The Riviera has been my life.” Patty has fond memories of the Club from her youth. She vividly recalls the lifeguards cleaning the bottom of the pool with a broom and an old-fashioned diving helmet. The pool restaurant had tasty food and there were bowls of pickles and mustards to dress your choices. Mr. and Mrs. Makin were serious about good behavior but always wonderful to the children. And, the installation of the big slide was a momentous occasion as it brought fun and lightheartedness after the war. All of these wonderful thoughts from Patty are and were what make Rivi such a wonderful gem in this great community. Anyone who has ever taken a dip in the outdoor pool would agree with Patty when she said, “The Rivi pool was the coldest place you ever swam.”

so proud.” This team was going to the 1940 Olympics which were to be held in Helsinki, Finland. Patty recalls the means of travel for the time, “It would take us two weeks by boat.” When it was time for the team to leave, Germans were operating in the Atlantic and it was too dangerous to travel. The team did not compete.

In her early years, Patty began swimming lessons at Rivi in the “free lessons” before she later joined the Swim Team. Her coach was Euphrasia Donnelly (Patty called her, “Fraz”), well-known swimmer from the 1924 Olympics. Patty and her teammates [pictured] were the best team around. They were featured in a Sports Short played in the movie theaters, and Mr. Makin had capes and suits specially ordered for the girls to wear. Patty remembers, “He was

Happily, Patty has always remained a swimmer. Her family moved and she left Rivi for several years, swimming in pools further north of Midtown. When Five Seasons closed, Patty was on the hunt for a pool with stair-steps to access the water. Patty and her husband John returned to Rivi, rejoining in October. Patty participates in water aerobics and still enjoys her time in the water. The Club is thrilled to have Patty back in its pools!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

Rivi’s membership is growing. Join us in welcoming our newest members! OCTOBER

DECEMBER

Kathleen & Scott Bradley Family Duncan & Rebecca Gilmore Blair Hartman The Amy & Kurtis Kulwicki Family Tina Maas Austin Nelson & Claire Moore Patty & John Reel The Julie & Michael Stella Family Brittany & Michael Todd

The Abi & Matt Dickerson Family Don & Sherri Jordan Eric & Olivia Kramer Steve Laramore The Angela & Richard Makowiec Family Susan & Jeffrey Marr The Danielle & Collin Weir Family The Anne Williamson Family

NOVEMBER

Ann Bastianelli The Jill & Lance Davis Family Sergio de La Camara-Gomez The Nina & Doug Greenburg Family Conor Lee The Jen & John Brady Family The Christy & Brad Nelson Family The Laura & Andrew Riff Family The Jane Rupert Family Lily Smith The Katy & Torrey Teats Family

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FACILITIES & POOLS

Protect the Air Quality DON'T TAKE THESE THINGS IN THE POOL WITH YOU! LOTION PERFUME CONDITIONER HAIR PRODUCTS STREET DIRT OR OTHER DEBRIS THAT CAN BE REMOVED PRIOR TO DIVING IN

Rinse off before you dive in! ...and after of course! AIR QUALITY IN OUR INDOOR POOLS FROM TONY RICHTER & STEVE LAY

In an approach to improve the Club and for the safety of your family, we have had the air quality tested of our indoor facility. This led to an important discovery. There are several ways we can increase our well-being. Rivi strives to make this historic Midtown venue one of cutting-edge competition and leisure. We are able to control what goes into our pool affecting our air quality in more ways than just air circulation and handling. Did you know, when you enter a pool, the chlorine odor you may smell is not actually the chlorine in the pool? That smell is the combined chlorine, chlorine that has bonded to ammonia and other nitrogen compounds that have been introduced to the water. When stirred up in the water, this molecule becomes airborne and negatively affects our swimmers lungs and eyes causing irritation. What does this mean? It means the items we introduce into our pool make our water sanitizer less effective. There are two types of nitrogen compounds that create chloramines, organic and inorganic. Organic compounds include sweat, body oil, urine, saliva,

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dirt, and debris. Inorganic compounds are from lotions, perfume, and other products placed on skin and hair. As stated when nitrogen compounds, dirt, body oil, lotion, and others are introduced in the pool, they create irritating conditions. What is your role? It is impossible to not sweat while exercising, but we can reduce the amount of items on your skin before entering the water. Help us make a safer and cleaner Rivi. We encourage swimmers to shower and request no street-shoed foot traffic on our deck. Street-shoed footsteps cannot be followed by our barefooted swimmers just as bare feet should not be on the street! This also means our swimmers should not be barefoot in the lobby or gym before exercise or practice. Help us help you! By reducing organic and inorganic wastes, the conditions of our pool and air quality will increase and stay consistent. At Rivi, we apply our strengths, shooting for exceptional stewardship to you the dedicated members.

Rinse off before and after you swim!


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317.507.1849

FRONT DESK 8a–9p

FITNESS CENTER 5:30a–9p

GYMNASIUM 5:30a–9p

TENNIS COURTS 5:30a–9p

GROUNDS 5:30a–9p

DINING ROOM 5:30a–8p

KIDS ZONE 8a–1p & 4p–7p**

INDOOR POOLS 5:30a–9p

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MATT GILES

TONY RICHTER

SHEILA BROWN

GENERAL MANAGER

ASSISTANT POOL MANAGER

PRESIDENT

gm@rivi.org

poolmanager@rivi.org

BROOKS LONGFELLOW

BEN FRONCZEK

AMBER SMITH

MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

EVENTS MANAGER

DAN WILLIS

membership@rivi.org

events@rivi.org

TREASURER

DAVINA GASKINE

JENNY STURGIS

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

MARKETING MANAGER

foodandbev@rivi.org

marketing@rivi.org

STEVE LAY

MADISON WEYRETER

FACILITIES MANAGER

FITNESS MANAGER

facilities@rivi.org

fitness@rivi.org

THERESE LOVE

ELISE VESTAL

AQUATICS MANAGER

TENNIS PRO

aquatics@rivi.org

tennis@rivi.org

VICE-PRESIDENT

CHRIS KOSCHNICK SECRETARY

MEG ALBERTS ANDREW FOLLMAN CAREN GEPPERT ANDREW HOLLADAY NICK KOON BRIAN MADDEN HANI MASOUDI Board meetings are open to current members in good standing and are held on the third Thursday of every month at 7p.

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Quarterly Spring 2018  

The Riviera Quarterly offers insight into the Club's upcoming events and the people that make Rivi great! Check out the Spring 2018 issue fo...

Quarterly Spring 2018  

The Riviera Quarterly offers insight into the Club's upcoming events and the people that make Rivi great! Check out the Spring 2018 issue fo...

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