January - Minneapolis Club

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January - Minneapolis Club

In Case You Were Wondering…

Yes, we continue to welcome new

members—and for many prospects,

we have made it easier to join the Club

today than it has been in years. If you

have friends or business associates

who you would like to see become

members, this would be a good

time to tell them about changes in

membership programs that the Board

of Governors approved last September.

The biggest is a reduction in entrance

fees. Prospective members and Club

members who have recruited prospects

have made it clear that high entrance

fees are the biggest impediment to a

decision to apply for membership—

bigger than dues, bigger than service

prices, and bigger than fear of not

making full use of a membership.

As of last October 1, the entrance fee

for new Resident Members—members

age 40 and higher and living in our

eight-county metropolitan area—

were reduced to $3,500 after having

been $8,000 for at least 10 years. They

are likely to rise in the future, but not

for at least a year; the reduction is

“permanent”—or at least as permanent

as pricing ever becomes.

I n M e m o r y:

FROM THE

CLUB PRESIDENT

Jay Novak

Club President

The entrance fee for new Young

Members age 30 to 39 were set at

$1,500 after having ranged up to

$2,000 in recent years. For new Young

Members age 20 to 29, the entrance fee

was reduced from $1,000 to $500. We

are always eager to be joined by young

members, and I’m pleased to note than

46 of the members who joined the Club

from January through November of

2011 were younger than 40.

We are also pleased to have members

who resigned from the Club return to

membership. The Board of Governors

has made it easier for them to do so,

at least through form the next three

months, by suspending the longstanding

$1,000 reinstatement fee

through March 31. If you know former

members who you would like to see

back, let them know about the Club’s

new programming, fitness studios,

child-care facility, and lively new Grill

and Pub menus.

Current members, of course, are not

only welcome to enlist new members,

they are asked and occasionally

implored to do so. Membership

Director Margaret Leto is eager to help

(reach her at Margaretl@mplsclub.org). She will

provide packets of information, invite

prospective member to join us at two

social occasions, arrange tours of the

Clubhouse—which has been made

more impressive by the renovation of

the Pub and expansion of the Fitness

Center—and begin the processing of

all applications.

For prospective members who are

undecided about joining the Club, she

also can initiate a 30-day “Discovery

Package” program that allows potential

members to experience the Club as

guests for dinner and an overnight

stay for two on a Friday night. Then,

on Saturday morning, the guests are

invited to take part in a group class

in the fitness center and experience a

30-minute massage.

New members are essential to the

vitality of the Club—and especially

to additional improvements to

the Clubhouse, including a longcontemplated

renovation of the Gill.

We would like to grow by 50 members

in 2012. Can you identify one of them

Suzy Kaderlik passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Suzy was the

Executive Assistant at the Minneapolis Club for nearly 11 years where she touched the lives

of many members and staff.

Through her years of service at the Club, many members developed a lasting relationship with

Suzy. Her role at the Club was two-fold. Staff considered her position adminstative and behind

the scenes, where members saw her as the face of many of the committees and special events.

The loss of Suzy can be felt throughout the Club. This is a hard time for members and staff

alike, and it is important to support Suzy’s family through their time of grief.

Suzy was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. The loves of her life were her husband

Chad, and son Brecken.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the Kaderlik family has requested that donations be made to the

Breken Kaderlik Education Fund. Donations can be mailed directly to the Minneapolis Club

and may be accompanied by the inserted memorial card.

If you have any questions, please contact Frank DiLapo: fdilapo@mplsclub.org or 612.332.2292

Congratulations!

The following is a list of

Minneapolis Club Members who

made Twin Cities Business’s list of

200 Minnesotans You Should Know.

This list celebrated people who are

“influential not only because of the

positions they hold and the challenges

they are overcoming, but because of

the networks they connect with and

support.”

Al Annexstad

Michele Bachmann

Doug Baker

Marilyn Carlson

Nelson

Lynn Casey

William Cooper

Richard Davis

Joe Dowling

Mark Eustis

Kaywin Feldman

David Frauenshuh

Tom Gunkel

Peter Heegaard

Matthew Helmsley

Stephn Hemsley

Brad Hewitt

Stanley Hubbard

Andrew Humphrey

Peter Hutchinson

B. Kristine Johnson

Eric Jolly

Hubert Joly

Eric Kaler

John Koneck

Michael Langley

Lars Leafblad

Harvey Mackay

Whitney

MacMillan

Susan Marvin

Glen Nelson

Chris Neugent

Ken Powell

Joseph Puishys

Steven Rosenstone

Steve Rothschild

Dennis Ryan

Joe Selvaggio

Marianne Short

Edson Spencer JR

Gregg Steinhafel

David Tilford

Kathy Tunheim

For the full article, visit www.tcbmag.com.

We apologize for any oversight if we missed any

members who also were featured on the list.

CLUB

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

EXPERIENCE THE CLUB

through our 30 Day Guest Program

Margaret Leto

Membership Director

Know someone interested in exploring Club life

The Minneapolis Club is growing now more than ever!

Share the excitement today!

There is something for everyone!

• The Pub is the place to be! With regular happy hours and weekly

dinner and wine features - what more could you ask for

• The fitness center expansion features two new group exercise studios

which have allowed us to take our class offerings to a new level!

• Our Executive Chef Håkan Lundberg brings new life to the Club’s

food & beverage department. Throw a private party and experience

his speciality menu items!

• Spa Services and Child Care are also available! - check in with the

Fitness Center for specific hours.

To recommend an individual for a “trial” membership, call or email

Margaret Leto at 612.332.2292 or MargaretL@mplsclub.org for the details.

Member Reinstatement

If you know of a former member that might be interested in reinstating

to the Club, please let us know! With the new Executive Chef, newly

renovated Pub and addition of our two fitness studios & child care

center, the Club continues to thrive. We have exciting plans for 2012

and you along with former members will want to be a part of our new

renovations and additions.

Please let former members know the board has decided to extend our

$0 reinstatement fee through March of 2012. Reinstatement is simple!

Obtain and fill out a reinstatement form from our Membership Office

and we will do the rest!

For recommendations to reinstatement or questions, please contact

Margaret Leto at 612.332.2292 or MargaretL@mplsclub.org.

Your Downtown Life Begins at the Minneapolis Club!!

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