November - Minneapolis Club

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Babies, Weddings and

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Jay Novak



Holiday Hours:


Wednesday, November 23

Breakfast and Lunch Served

in the Grill and Pub

Fitness Attendant

6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Thursday, November 24

Fitness Center:

No attendant all day

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

10:30 am -2:00 pm

No breakfast or lunch service

Friday, November 25

Breakfast and Lunch Served

in the Grill and Pub

Fitness Attendant

6:00 am - 3:00 pm


Saturday, November 26

Food and Beverage

Operations are Closed

Fitness Center Attendant on

Duty 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Holiday Hours:

Saturday, December 24

Food and Beverage

Operations are Closed

Fitness Center:

No Attendants on Duty

Sunday, December 25

Fitness Center:

No attendant all day

Christmas Day Buffet

10:30 am -2:00 pm

No breakfast or lunch service

Monday, December 26

Food and Beverage

Operations are Closed

Fitness Center:

No Attendant on Duty

Merry and Bright

The Holidays are always a special time at the

Club, in part because it is a time to reconnect

with friends and business associates over

lunch or dinner, and in part because several

annual holiday events have become an

important part of the season for so many of

our fellow members.

The season begins, of course, with

Thanksgiving and the annual Thanksgiving

Day Buffet in the Club’s dining room. Club

members have been delighted with the

innovations in preparation and presentation

that Chef Håkan Lundberg has introduced in

the Grill and Pub, and it will be great fun to

see him put his imprimatur on traditional fallharvest


On Friday, December 2, the Club will offer a

special 5 p.m. pre-Holidazzle Parade dinner—

and desserts at 7 p.m., right after the parade.

On Saturday, December 10, children in your

life will have a chance to meet and share an

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. brunch with Santa Claus,

a longtime friend of mine to whom I often

provide advice. On Christmas Day, the Club

will hold its annual Christmas Buffet, and on

New Year’s Day we’ll have our annual 11 a.m.-1

p.m. Open House, a yearly tradition for dozens

of members.

But before we jump into the Holidays, let’s take

a look back at the fall. Has the Club seemed

more activity-filled than in the past If so, we

can credit the Program Committee, which is

co-chaired by Hudie Broughton and Todd

Bolin, and the Young Members Committee,

which also is chaired by Hudie.

Last winter, the Program Committee became

determined to strategize and systematize

its organization of Club events, dividing

them into five topical categories—Culture,

Politics and Civic Affairs, Health and Wellness,

Business, and Social—to establish a balanced

array of subjects and a way to measure the

appeal of topics by category. The committee

also decided that it was not enough to

select and announce speakers and other

entertainments; it was also important to

market them. As Hudie says, “It doesn’t do

anyone any good to have a great performance

if no one comes.”

To make timely suggestions of speakers

while allowing Club staff members

opportunities to propose promotional

titles, prepare announcements, and get the

announcements to members in e-mails,

posters, the Club’s website, and the Club

newsletter, the committee had to expand

its meeting schedule from quarterly to

monthly, a significant commitment of time

for committee members. However, Hudie

says, “It’s our club; we have to make it what

we want it to be.”

The results speak for themselves. In September,

“Our Dynamic Downtown” reception featuring

Russ Nelson and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

attracted 250 members and guests. Following

the program, the Seafood Spectacular Dinner

attracted 159. A Guthrie Theater dinner, tour,

and performance of “Arsenic and Old Lace

preceded by remarks from Guthrie Artistic

Director (and Club board member) Joe

Dowling was popular enough to engender

plans for encores.

Meanwhile, monthly (third Wednesday)

Happy Hours organized by the Young

Members Committee have been packed

with 50 to 70 members and guests, and the

Young Members’ 15-seat Mentor Dialogue

Series of presentations have been attended

at full capacity.

Yes, there’s been more, including arts events,

luncheon lectures, and an October 24

Leadership Series Dinner featuring Mayo

Clinic CEO John Noseworthy. There are also

a lot more Club events to come, both during

and after the Holidays. I will be at several and

hope to see you there.




Margaret Leto

Membership Director

W e l c o m e New Members!

Reggie Boyle

Senior Vice


Wells Fargo

Advisors, LLC


Jeffrey Greiner

Jim Horan


Capella University


Jill Johnson

Erik Ordway


NorthMarq Real



Phil Ordway

Susan Boyle

Ski & Language


Hyland Hills


Jeffrey Greiner

Wulf Kaal

Associate Law


University of St.

Thomas Law


Thomas Mengler




Law Offices of

Palmisano & Moltz


Thomas Mengler

Robert Britton Jr.

Portfolio Manager



Harrison Grodnick

Carolyn Olson


02 Marketing & 02

Real Estate


Russ Nelson

Brock Ray

Marketing Principle



Nils Snyder

Steve Burggraf


Burggraf’s Ace



Jose Peris

David Olson


Minnesota Chamber

of Commerce


Russ Nelson

Jennifer Ray


Nils Snyder

William England

Founder and


Will Power LLC


Timothy Huebsch

Kristin Ophaug

Resident Physician

University of



Timothy Huebsch

Bradley Swenson

Vice President

TCF Financial


Ronald G. Olson



Book Club Luncheon

Tuesday, November 1

11:30 am

David Crockett: The Lion of the West

By Michael Wallis

Mentor Dialogue Breakfast

Wednesday, November 2

7:30 am

Father Michael O’Connell will join us to

discuss his years of public service, history

at the Basilica of St. Mary, and current

position at the Church of the Ascension.

Music with Lunch

Luncheon Lecture

Wednesday, November 2

12:00 pm

Philip Brunelle of Vocal Essence

will provide a performance and a

presentation on the importance of

music in the Community.

Club Entrepreneur

Thursday, November 3

11:30 am

Tom LaForce Founder,

LaForce Teamwork Services

“Beyond Words: Understanding

Non-Verbal Signals”

Kids Cooking Class

Friday, November 4

5:30-7:30 pm

Kids! Join Chef Håkan in the

Kitchen for a Pasta Party!

Yoga, Wine & Chocolate

Tuesday, November 8

5:30 pm

Participate in a 75 minute yoga class

and enjoy a wine & chocolate tasting

immediately following

**See page 9 for additional information**

“In the Nook” with Chef Håkan

Wednesdays, November 9 & 30

6:00 pm

Experience an intimate three-course

dinner presented to you by our

Executive Chef.

$45 - dinner only, additional $30 for wine pairings.

Travel Club

Wednesday, November 16

11:30 am

November’s Travel Club will feature

John and Marsha Soucheray

speaking about the kayaking trip

they recently made down the

Mississippi River from Itasca State Park.

Happy Hour

Hosted by the Young

Members Committee

Wednesday, November 16

4:30 - 7:30 pm

Enjoy drink and appetizer

specials in the Pub!

Big Game Dinner Buffet

Thursday, November 17

5:30 pm

In Celebration Of Hunting Season!

Big Game Dinner Buffet,

Specialty Drinks, and Live Music.

$18.00 per person

Classic Cocktails Club

Thursday, November 17

5:30 pm

Exploring the lost art of Cocktails.

Join us for a Gin tasting and learn

to prepare a variety of Gin cocktails.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Thursday, November 24

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Let us provide the Thanksgiving

Feast for you and your family!

$34.95 adults, $18.50 children

**See Page 2 for complete Holiday Hours**


All events are subject to the Minneapolis Club Cancellation Policy. Reservations are confirmed 3-7 business days prior to the event by

an administrative coordinator of the Club. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event will be charged in-full.


Club Entrepreneur Luncheon

Thursday, December 1

11:30 am

“ Leverage Your Brilliance:

The Mindset of a World Class

Entrepreneur (Like You)!

Dennis Stauffer, Chief Insight Officer: Insight Fusion.

Holiday Spectacular

Friday, December 2

5:30 pm

Join us for dinner, hot seats at the Holidazzle

parade, activities, cocoa, and dessert! This

event is a family favorite at the Club!

**See page 6

for complete information**

Santa Brunch

Saturday, December 10

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

**See page 6

for additional information**

Big Little Party

Thursday, December 15

6:30 pm Reception

7:15 pm Dinner

A new twist on the office holiday party!

**See page 7 for additional information**

Book Club Luncheon

Tuesday, December 6

11:30 am

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources

of Love, Character, and Achievement

by David Brooks

Mentor Dialogue Breakfast

Wednesday, December 7

7:30 am

Enjoy breakfast in a small group setting

as you hear from Associate Justice

Helen Meyer of the Supreme Court.

“In the Nook” with Chef Håkan

Wednesday, December 14

6:00 pm

Experience an intimate three-course

dinner presented to you by our

Executive Chef.

$45 - dinner only - additional $30 for wine pairings.

Les Miserables

Thursday, December 15

7:30 pm

Have dinner at the Club followed by

a great show at the Orpheum!

Contact the Club concierge for ticket information.


Thursday, December 22 &

Wednesday, December 28

7:30 pm

Have dinner at the Club followed by

a great show at the Ordway!

Contact the Club concierge for ticket information.

Christmas Day Brunch

Sunday, December 25

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Bring your family to the Club

for a traditional Holiday Buffet!

$34.95 adults, $18.50 children

**See Page 2 for additional Holiday Hours**




Thanksgiving Day


Thursday, November 24th

Reservations Available

from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Let us serve you and your family

this Thanksgiving!

$34.95 adults $18.50 Children

now taking reservations

Christmas Day


Sunday, December 25th

Reservations Available

from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

In the midst of this busy season, save time and

let us prepare and provide the holiday feast!

$34.95 adults $18.50 Children

Holiday Spectacular

Friday, December 2nd

5:00 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Enjoy "Hot Seats"

at the Holidazzle Parade

7:00 p.m. Desserts & Activity

back at the Club

Santa Brunch

Saturday, December 10th

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with friends and family at this

year's Santa Brunch. Enjoy brunch and desserts, cookie

decorating with Mrs. Claus, a visit with Santa Claus

and fun activities at the Minneapolis Club!

$34.00 Adults, $17.00 Children

Members are welcome to bring guests!

Santa & Mrs. Claus are coming to the Club!




Traditional Holiday Parties

at the Minneapolis Club

The Minneapolis Club offers the perfect setting to

host all of your Holiday Gatherings!

The Club will be trimmed with Holiday

Decorations, giving you the “Dickens

Style” holiday party everyone will enjoy!

Our food and beverage team

will be happy to offer a

nice selection of culinary

items to excite everyone’s

taste buds.

To reserve a private dining

room for both your social

and business entertaining

contact the Catering office


New Member

Happy Hour

The Membership Committee invites new

members, primary sponsors and their guests to

a complimentary New Member Happy Hour!

This is a great opportunity for you to meet

and mingle with other members of the Club -

seasoned and new!

Tuesday, November 22nd

at 5:00 pm in the Library!

Please RSVP your attendance to

Margaret Leto


We look forward

to seeing you!

2nd Annual “Big little Party”

Let’s get together and share in the party!

Looking for a new twist on the office holiday party

The BIG little Party is a great way to celebrate the

Holidays with your office staff while enjoying the

company of others in the Main Lounge at the Club!

Reserve your table(s) for a night to include:

• assorted hors d’oeuvres

• 3 course dinner

• cocktails from a cash bar

• live music entertainment

Date: Thursday, December 15th

Time: 6:30 pm Reception, 7:15 pm Dinner

$50 per person.

Thanksgiving Take-Out

Holiday meals are available

for take-out

November 23rd - 25th.

Orders must be placed 72

hours in advance.

Please see the inserted menu

to place your order.


Minneapolis Club

Fitness Center Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

7:00 am


6:30 am

Boot Camp

7:00 am

Vinyasa Flow

6:45 am


6:30 am

Boot Camp

7:00 am

Mat Pilates

6:30 am


8:30 - 9:45


10:00 am

Aqua Aerobics

10:30 am



10:30 am


10:00 am


10:00 am

Cardio Cross


12:00 pm


12:00 pm


12:00 pm


12:00 pm




4:30 pm Cycling

5:30 pm

Vinyasa Flow

6:00 pm

Strength Circuit

5:30 pm

Hot Vinyasa


6:00 pm

Strength Circuit

Child Care Center




Small Group Personal Training

Why Small Group Training

These challenging, invigorating circuits combining cardiovascular and functional strength training will allow you to :

◊ Gain the benefits and quality of service of Personal Training Sessions

◊ Enjoy the added motivation and accountability from other group members

◊ Connect with friends, co-workers and/or other members that have similar training goals or interests

Winter Conditioning

Conditioning Bootcamp. Prepare your body for your best

ski season ever. Precision training protocol designed for

maximum performance on the mountain. Develop the

edge to shred every last run.

4 week Progressive Training

Professional Trainer, Dan Nelson, will lead you through

safe and effective fitness progressions. This periodized

approach to small group training will yield results as we

exchange our focus week to week and month to month.

Groups are limited to a max of 4 people and with a

minimum of 2. Schedule varies dependant on the


Cost: $160 for each 4 week session

If you would like to join a small group training session or program, please contact the fitness center

612.332.2292 ext 440 or

Yoga + Chocolate + Wine

Guided by Melissa Schoeller

November 8th

5:30 pm

The Yoga+Chocolate+Wine experience highlights the

sensual exploration of taste as a secret gateway to the richer

life available in the present moment. Participants will taste

a variety of chocolates, and wines after a rich, yet accessible

practice of Yoga postures.

$25 per person or $40 for two - registration required

You taste so much more of the chocolate and wine. Even the

chemistry of your saliva is different when you’re relaxed.

The piece of chocolate is a metaphor for everything in life.

When you’re in the moment, everything is sweeter, richer.

Contact the Fitness Center to register

612.332.2292 ext 440 of



Reviews of “In the Nook” with Chef Håkan

I have been looking for a fine dining experience for years

in Minneapolis. Many places have come close, but the

Minneapolis Club was able to deliver true fine dining

experience with their “In the Nook” events. Chef Håkan

prepared an eloquent dinner and paired each course with

a glass of wonderful wine or champagne. The pace of the

dinner was perfect, allowing ample time to savor each course.

He took the time to describe each course and welcomed

questions. The table was set to impress every detail was

thought of, even down to individual menu cards describing

each course and wine.

-Mark Hedin

We had an absolute wonderful evening “In the Nook”! Chef

Håkan prepared one of the best dining experiences we have

had at the Club. The presentation and taste of each course,

the wine pairings, the wonderful company of other club

members and the value price made this a definite memorable

experience. We look forward to attending many more!

-Brian and Janel Goff

Train trip to Chicago & Oktoberfest Buffet


1. SJR (former BNSF dispatcher from Fort Worth)

and his wife Beth, with John Thompson

2. Neil and Delia Anderson with Bruce and Phyllis Bester

3. Frank and Jami Dilapo

4. Jill Johnson and John Tebbe

5. Our special German entertainment for the evening

6. Rachelle Abdo Anderson, Denise Mallery, Ms. Mallery’s sister

Margaret Minor, Bridget Hust, Michelle Courtright,

and Lindsay Graves




to members Lacey

Scott Hennen and

Brad Hennen on

the birth of their

daughter Elizabeth

Ann Hennen.

Elizabeth was born

on 9.2.11.

Congratulations to

Minneapolis Club

Fitness Center Staff,

Sharon Picasso

and her partner

Ted Roseen, as they

welcomed Arol Nick

Picasso Roseen

on 9.1.11.

Congratulations to

Minneapolis Club’s

Service Director,

Jodie Weappa and

her husband Jason

as they are now the

proud parents of

Ethan Mark, born


Twin Cities Marathon and 10 mile race 10.2.2011

Congratulations to all of the finishers! There were many

members and staff who participated in the events:

Members: Matt Hemsley, Susan Kelly, Jillian Anderson, Pat Walsh

Staff: Dan Nelson, Amber Esch, and Billy Breckle

(and any other members and staff we may have missed)

Congratulations on your accomplishments!

Pictured at the left: Todd Ciresi participating

in the Madison Ironman on 9.11.11.

This tremendous event included a 2.4 mile

swim, a 112 mile bike,

and a 26.2 mile run.

Congratulations to Todd

on his accomplishment!

Pictured at the right:

Nancy Nelson completing

the Nike Women’s 1/2

Marathon in San Francisco on 10.16.11

raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma

Society along the way. Way to go Nancy!

Congratulations to Sharon Bloodworth and Barry

Johnson on their wedding!

Barry and I met and fell in love at the Minneapolis Club. What

an unexpected perk of our membership! We met in one of the

Business Roundtables and got to know each other in such

a beautiful and traditional setting. The atmosphere of the

club reminded me of my old British boarding school and Barry

loves all things British - very lucky for me!

We had a very British wedding in New York City with all the ladies

required to wear hats or fascinators and all the men in tuxedos.

You have never seen such a fabulous collection of feathers!

...I have kept my name and just go by Mrs. Sharon Bloodworth.

We have so much to thank the Minneapolis Club for. We met

there! The Club even helped with some of the wedding details.

The fabulous Pat Brengman helped coordinate rooms at a

reciprocal club for guests and even found another concierge

in NYC to accept Barry’s wedding ring that was being flown

in from the UK. Thank you all so much!!!

- Sharon Bloodworth

Robert Marzec, Retired Managing

Partner at Pricewaterhouse

Coopers, LLC was honored as

an outstanding director for

his board service to Apogee

Enterprises by Twin Cities

Business Magazine.

“A pogee CEO Russell Huffer

describes Marzec as ‘a super director’

who ‘brings a commonsense,

professional, levelheaded approach

to the way we run our business. He gives everybody confidence

that we’re doing a good job managing the compay when it

comes to the reporting side of bysiness. That brings a level of

comfort to the board and allows them to concentrate on more

strategic issues. (From Twin Cities Business October 2011)


contact Amy Charpentier or 612.332.2292 ext 344



Frank DiLapo, CCM

General Manager, ext. 380

Suzy Kaderlik

Executive Assistant, ext. 330

Margaret Leto

Membership Director, ext. 308

Pat Brengman & Daniel Olson

Front Desk & Concierge Team, ext. 306, ext. 332

Håkan Lundberg

Executive Chef, ext. 368

Jodie Weappa

Service Director, ext. 326

Jayme Sussner

Health & Fitness Director, ext. 444

Minneapolis Club

729 Second Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402



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