Special Membership Issue - Minneapolis Club


Special Membership Issue - Minneapolis Club

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M e m b e r s h i p i s s u e

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How does your

Garden grow...

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M i n n e a p o l i s C l u b


It’s all about us.


Plant the Seed

What do you celebrate most about being a member

Why did you join the Club

What does membership mean to you

I enjoy hearing people’s stories and their answers to the

above questions. Each are as unique and fascinating as our

diverse membership here at the Minneapolis Club.

In the end, many describe membership as an extension of

family - what could be more personal, valuable or meaningful

than that

The Minneapolis Club continues to unite people with our

celebration of rich traditions. For some, it might be attending

the Annual Morning Crew Luncheon or the Annual Membership

Meeting. For others, it might be taking their little girl to the

Father Daughter Dance or celebrating Mom at our Mother’s

Day Brunch. Whatever the instance, these are the traditions

that enrich our lives and keep us coming back.

We live in exciting times. Our Club is doing a fantastic job of

adapting accordingly to thrive more than ever!

Executive Chef Håkan Lundberg has reinvigorated the Club’s

Food & Beverage Department, putting us on the map as the

Twin Cities premier dining destination! He has added light and

healthy, innovative and distinctive dishes in all of the dining

rooms. The Pub renovation, completed in 2010, has increased

dining tremendously; Happy Hours at the Minneapolis Club are

the place to be.

The Fitness Center expansion, which included two new

studios and a child care center, opened in the fall of 2011.

Additional group fitness classes have exploded to new levels.

You are sure to find something to fit your needs in the Fitness

Center while meeting a few fellow members along the way

who share your ambitions and goals of living a healthy lifestyle!

Our most recent news is the exciting renovation of the

Grill restaurant and July grand opening of our Garden dining

area. The Grill and its subsequent bar is scheduled to re-open

mid-September 2012!

With all the recent improvements, the Club continues to

deliver operational excellence with a plethora of great events,

golf opportunities at Windsong Farm, expanded hours of

operation, additional reciprocal clubs, excellent concierge

services and top-notch Club personnel and staff who make the

overall experience a true Five Star Platinum one. The list goes

on and on.

Momentum is building as we celebrate our Club by focusing

on new member growth. This is integral to maintaining a

vibrant and relevant Club community.

We are proud to provide YOU with the upmost care and

service at every level

and are dedicated to

ensuring we live up to

our mission of being

your home away from

home for years to


On behalf of the

Board of Governors,

I am asking for your

for help. Please

answer the above

questions and share

your stories with

prospective members.

Invite friends,

colleagues and

family members to

experience the Club for

Margarette A. Minor

themselves. Invite them to a Club Happy Hour or another of

our many Premier Events. Please put them in contact with

Development Director Lynn DeVore: lynnd@mplsclub.org

(612) 332-2292 and encourage them to “Grow with us” via the

certificate enclosed with this magazine through a free 30 day

trial membership. You are the key part in all of this!

Thank You for your membership!

Margarette A. Minor serves as a member of the Minneapolis Club Board

of Governors as Membership Chairperson. She is a Strategic Marketing

Strategist at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans based out of Minneapolis.


Certified Organic

Please welcome the newest faces to our Minneapolis

Club circle of friends. Organic growth through Club

membership is the key to our future livelihood.

-Club President Bruce Engelsma




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13) 14)








1) Justin Botham, 2) Kathryn Winslow, 3) Kevin Ramach, 4) Betty Hawk, 5) Norwood Teague, 6) William Hoeft, 7) Srilata

10) Zaheer, 8) Peter Schwingler, 9) Todd Noteboom, 10) Nathanial Beebe, 11) Andreas Hoeft, 12) Clay Morel, 13) Nadine

Ellis Nguyen: Parents Sylvia Carlson & Dennis Nguyen, 14) Laura Anja Kent: Parents Stephanie & James Kent.



& Perennial

Member retention has been an integral part of the Club

since our inception. A main reason members return

year after year is our diverse, scholarly and exclusive

programming that creates a sense of community and

shared vision of personal and professional balance. Please

invite a friend or colleague to one of our Premier Events

so they can experience this sense of community first hand.

-Lynn DeVore, Development Director


A Premier Event featuring

University of Minnesota

President, Erik Kaler

A Discussion

Highlighting the

U’s NEW Medical

Research Center!

Sept. 20, 2012 - Noon Lunch

Guests Encouraged

RSVP mplsclub.org

or contact the Concierge.

Artist Night Reception

Oct. 9, 2012 5 p.m.

Featuring the Photography of

Tom Lindfors

A Premier Club Event. Guests Encouraged.

RSVP mplsclub.org or Contact the Concierge.

World Tour!

The Next Generation of Parks

With Mary deLaittre

Executive Director,

Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Nov. 8, 5 p.m.

Guests Encouraged.

RSVP mplsclub.org

or contact the Concierge.

A Premier

Camaraderie Event!


Diverse & Social

In the

Automotive Club

nook Nook

8/22 6 p.m.

Experience an Intimate Three-Course Dinner

Presented by Executive Chef Håkan Lundberg

Rooftop Happy hour

8/24/12 5 p.m. Cash Bar. Guests Encouraged.

RSVP mplsclub.org or contact the Concierge.



A Premier Camaraderie Lunch! 11/15/12 Noon

Jack Farrell - Chairman & CEO

Haskell’s Wine & Spirits

9/26 5 p.m.

Guests Encouraged

RSVP mplsclub.org or contact the Concierge.



Roger J. Magnuson

Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

Richard A. Saliterman

Partner, Saliterman & Sieferman, P.C.

The most comprehensive handbook of business law. Written for business

professionals, lawyers, academics and jurists alike in plain talk language.

RSVP Required. Guests Encouraged!


On Schedule

08/15 4 p.m.

08/15 5 p.m.

08/15 5:30 p.m.

08/22 6 p.m.

08/24 5 p.m.

08/27 Noon

Labor Day Weekend

09/04 Noon

09/06 11:30 a.m.

09/09 10:00 a.m.

09/11 11:30 a.m.

09/14 5 p.m.

09/18 4:30 p.m.

09/19 11:30 a.m.

09/19 4:30 p.m.

09/19 5:30 p.m.

09/20 Noon

09/24 Noon

09/26 5 p.m.

09/28 5 p.m.

10/02 11:30 a.m.

10/02 Noon

10/02 4:30 p.m

10/04 11:30 a.m.

10/04 5 p.m.

10/09 5 p.m.

10/11 Noon

10/11 5:30 p.m.

10/15 11:30 a.m.

10/16 Noon

10/17 11:30 a.m.

10/17 5:30 p.m.

10/18 5:30 p.m.

10/18 5:30 p.m.

10/19 5:30 p.m.

10/22 Noon

10/25 5:30 p.m.

10/26 6 p.m.

11/01 11:30 a.m.

11/01 5:30 p.m.


11/06 11:30 a.m.

11/06 Noon

11/08 5:30 p.m.

11/08 5 p.m.


11/15 Noon

11/15 5:30 p.m.

11/19 11:30 a.m.

11/21 11:30 a.m.

11/21 4:30 p.m.

11/21 5:30 p.m.

11/22 10:30 a.m.

11/26 Noon

12/04 11:30 a.m.

12/04 Noon

12/06 11:30 a.m.

12/07 5 p.m.

12/10 11:30 a.m.

12/11 Noon

12/13 5:30 p.m.

12/15 10:30 a.m.

12/19 5:30 p.m.

12/21 5 p.m.

12/25 10:30 a.m.

Cardio Groove

YMG Committee Meeting

Member Happy Hour hosted by the YMGs (theme party)

In the Nook Dinner

Auto Club Roof Top Happy Hour

Board of Governors Meeting

Club Closes Friday 3 p.m. until Tuesday. No Fitness Center staff.

Program Committee Meeting

Club Entrepreneur Luncheon

Auto Club - Wayzata Rotary Car Show

Book Club

Children’s Theatre: Buccaneers

Dynamic Downtown Reception

Travel Club Luncheon

Membership Committee Meeting

YMG & Member Happy Hour (Alma Mater Theme)

Club Chat Erik Kahler, President of the University of Minnesota

Board of Governors Meeting

Mentor Dialogue with Jack Farrell

Vino and Vinyasa

Book Club

Program Committee Meeting

Squash Social

Club Entrepreneur Luncheon

Beer Club

Artist Night Reception

Club Chat Ben Oehler discusses diabetes cure research

Thursday Night Squash League

Finance Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

Travel Club Luncheon

YMG & Member Happy Hour

Beauty & The Beast Dinner (Show only)

Thursday Night Squash League

Beauty & The Beast Dinner/Show

Board of Governors Meeting

Thursday Night Squash League

Haunted Halloween Bash

Club Entrepreneur Luncheon Speaker John Foley

Thursday Night Squash League

Election Day

Book Club

Program Committee Meeting

Thursday Night Squash League

Camaraderie Club-Mary deLaittre Minneapolis Parks Foundation

Veterans Day

Camaraderie Club-Magnuson & Saliterman Book Event

Thursday Night Squash League

Finance Committee Meeting

Travel Club Luncheon

Membership Committee Meeting

YMG & Member Happy Hour

Thanksgiving Day Brunch

Board of Governors Meeting

Book Club

Program Committee Meeting

Club Entrepreneur Luncheon

Holiday Spectacular

Finance Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

Catch Me If You Can Dinner/Show

Santa Brunch

YMG & Member Happy Hour

Children’s Theatre: Grinch

Christmas Day Brunch

RSVP online for applicable events


or contact the Concierge

concierge@mplsclub.org (612) 332-2292

George Will, August 2012

Guthrie Theatre Amber Room. Roman Holiday June 2012

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, June 2012


New Member Spotlight


for all ages

Fall Theatre

Friday, 9/14


5 p.m. Pirate themed dinner at the Club.

7 p.m. show

Children’s Theatre Company - Transportation Provided.

Thursday, 10/18

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Tickets only

7:30 p.m. show

Orpheum Theatre

Friday, 10/19

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

5 p.m. “Be our Guest” themed dinner at the Club.

7:30 p.m. show

Orpheum Theatre - Transportation Provided.

Thursday, 12/13

Catch Me If You Can

Tickets only

7:30 p.m. show

Orpheum Theatre

Friday, 12/21

Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

5 p.m. “Grinch” themed dinner at the Club.

7 p.m. show

Children’s Theatre Company - Transportation Provided.

“As a new resident of Minnesota, Club membership

has proven to be an excellent way to get to meet and

know people and my kid loves that there is a pool!”

-Tim Jennings

Managing Director

There is no better new member to put in the spotlight

than someone who manages the marketing, resource

development, educational and administrative functions of

a theatre company, Tim is married to Truly Carmichael and

together they raise their son, Zachary.

“As a person doing business in this community, the

Minneapolis club affords me the opportunity to meet with

my peers and colleagues in a quiet, professional and wholly

lovely setting conducive to my business needs.”

Children’s Theatre Company’s Pippi Longstocking (2012), Courtesy CTC

Friday, 9/14

5 p.m. Pirate themed dinner at the Club. 7 p.m. show

Children’s Theatre Company

Transportation Provided. Contact Concierge to RSVP.




Jayme Sussner

Health and Fitness Director


Fitness Center Desk

(612) 332-2292 ext. 440

Membership: Conquering fitness goals as a team!

It’s almost September and time to look back at the year

behind us so far. Especially since summer is wrapping up and

the days of being cooped up inside will be upon us very soon.

Can you believe we are 75% of the way through 2012

Look on the positive side, we still have 25% of the year

left to get focused and accomplish the goals we set in

January before another holiday season comes around again.

You’ll seriously feel better when the ball drops for 2013, if

this is the case. Imagine

what it will be like to have a

jump start on the new year

without the word “regret” in

your vocabulary!

It’s important to selfassess

where you are and

where you are going. You

are leaving behind the past

eight months, as hard as it

is to believe, and heading

down the home stretch of


Make sure you are on the right track. Make time to stop

in the Fitness Center and find out about the great programs

and services available to you as a member of the Minneapolis


Our knowledgeable and motivated staff are here to make

sure the time you spend exercising is not only efficient but

the best part of your day! We’re here to help you feel better!

Those who don’t accomplish their

fitness goals fall victim to lack of

motivation. With the help of our

staff and fellow Club members, you

can prevent this from happening.

We are all in this together!

Whether you are in a cycling class or enjoying a massage,

we make sure to engage you in everything the Club has

to offer. Not just physical activity, but a healthy diet based

on Chef Lundberg’s custom designed nutritional meals; or

mental and social health through Club programming such

as Book Club, Politics and a Pint; or a premier and exclusive

educational speaking engagement here at the Club.

The Minneapolis Club is a place where members come

to socialize and there is no

more apparent place to see it

first hand than in the Fitness

Center. The social aspect

of fitness is what keeps you

focused and motivated. Those

who don’t accomplish their

fitness goals fall victim to lack

of motivation. With the help

of our staff and fellow Club

members, you can prevent

this from happening. We are

all in this together!

There is no better time to take advantage of the

wonderful facilities available to you. We have several new

exercise classes and group training programs beginning

this fall. Take the time to self reflect and reestablish what

it is you set out to accomplish in 2012. Join your fellow

members in the Fitness Center before 2013 rolls around.

They’re waiting for you to take on the home stretch!

Breath Easy.

Vino & Vinyasa

9/28 5-7 p.m. Guests Encouraged.

Melissa Schoeller leads you through a session

of breath-linked yoga poses followed by wine,

cocktails and other refreshments.

RSVP: mplsclub.org or

Contact the Fitness Center.

Swimming Lessons!

Begin the Third Week in September.

Contact the Fitness Center to Register.


& Strong


For its fast pace and requirement of mental agility, squash has been described as “jet-propelled chess.”




Interested in learning about squash and how to get involved

2012 FALL SQUASH SOCIAL - 10/2 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Meet beginner and seasoned squash players as well as Club Pro Bob Massey at this social

event. Food and drink available. Guests encouraged. RSVP by contacting the Fitness Center.


Stress as a Motivator

By: Molly Wierman, Serentity Spa Services at the Club

Health and wellness have never been more important.

Stress levels for everyone are at an all-time high and we

understand relieving stress for members is important to

maintain fast-paced and hectic lifestyles.

Club members and successful business professionals use

stress as a positive motivator: to achieve goals, beat deadlines

and climb the corporate ladder.

Studies from the American Psychological Association

prove feelings of stress persist during financial difficulties,

chronic illness or dealing with family issues. It’s not necessarily

what triggers the stress, but how the body responds to said

trigger that makes all the difference. When the brain senses

any kind of stress, various reactions take place to raise blood

pressure, increase cortisol production and lead to overall

changes, most detrimental, to overall health.

Boot Camp

9/29 11:30 a.m.

Learn the importance of selecting products that suit your

skin needs, not your skin “type”.

Why do ingredients we put on our skin have lasting impacts

on our whole body

Discuss basic rountine maintenance to keep your

best face forward.

Contact the Fitness Center to RSVP.

Guests Encouraged.


Like a Rare Vintage

The Friends

of Bacchus

New for autumn 2012 is The Friends of Bacchus Wine Program! Platinum Level

membership includes an individual, climate controlled wine locker. Limited to 42

members, these lockers will be prominently displayed in the newly renovated Grill


Platinum Level $40.00 per month includes:

· A wine locker located in the Grill for your personal wine storage.

· Personal wine list and inventory managed by Club’s Wine Program Manager.

· Complimentary corkage fee (value $15 per bottle) on all of your personal wines.

· Minneapolis Club Wine Stopper for partially consumed bottles.

· Advance registration for wine dinners prior to general membership notification.

· Biannual invitations to Wine Club cellar events with local wine merchants.

· Invitations to wine education and tasting seminars.

Gold Level $20.00 per month includes:

· Automatic placement on waiting list for Platinum level openings.

· Complimentary corkage fee (value $15 per bottle) on all of your personal wines.

· Advance registration for wine dinners prior to general membership notification.

· Biannual invitations to Wine Club cellar events with local wine merchants.

· Invitations to wine education and tasting seminars.

Lockers will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact Pat Brengman (612) 332-2292 to sign up.

In Good Spirits

‘Classic Minneapolis Club

Bourbon Old Fashioned’

Watch as Lead Bartender Hyatt Noel

prepares this popular cocktail in the Pub.


Minneapolis Club - Wild Acres Chicken’

Watch as Chef Håkan artistically

plates this favorite menu dish.

Fresh & Delicious

My focus is to highlight clean flavors with

contemporary plating. Demonstrating finesse

and technique. I find pride in sourcing the best

ingredients. My preference is to use local products

to create impressive menus that are luxurious for

celebrating special occasions, entertaining guests

or business colleagues.

-Executive Chef Håkan Lundberg


Cultivation: cul·ti·va·tion noun [kuhl-tuh-vey-shuhn]

1. The act or art of promoting or improving growth through labor and attention.


Frank DiLapo

General Manager


Providing a congenial climate for both ‘Old-Timers’ & ‘New-Comers’

The Garden construction and Grill renovation

are essential in enriching membership for all.

While recruiting the best and brightest

During the 1957 Annual Meeting of the

Minneapolis Club, President Judson Bemis

concluded his outgoing address with this

emotional and provocative statement:

“May I express the hope, no, the

conviction, that this Club and hence this

community, will continue to synthesize the

new with the old, to distill from the traditions

its constructive qualities, but to remain free

from tradition’s bonds, and thus this Club

will continue to provide a congenial climate

for the intermingling of the Old-Timer with

the New-Comer, thereby enriching the lives

perhaps of both.”

President Bemis’ comments 55 years

ago have withstood the test of time. One of

the hallmarks of a great club is the ability to

continue evolving as innovations and time

dictate, to remain relevant and desirable to

the next generation of members.

My travels often allow me to visit other

city clubs throughout the country. These

experiences only reinforce how much we

have to be proud of at the Minneapolis

Club. Our Clubhouse is in great shape both

structurally and in our furnishings.

Other clubs are often tired looking and

feel outdated. Couple our fine Clubhouse

with innovative educational, social and

fitness oriented


for members

of all ages, and

one realizes we

have one of the

finest clubs in

the United States.

President Bemis’ remarks in 1957 were

intended to inform the general membership

that our Club only succeeds when we make

it accessible and enjoyable to all members

of every generation. Knowing these

generations have different

expectations and desires

as to how our Club

can meet their needs, I

believe we are poised to

meet these expectations

moving into the 21st

Century and beyond.

Our Club is a respite

from the stress and noise

of the outside world.

Our up-to-date fitness

facilities, coupled with

the new Garden dining

area and renovated Grill

Restaurant, position

our Club to meet all the

business and social needs

of our members.

In order to continue to

further and appropriately

evolve with the times, it

is in our best interest to

increase membership to

ensure we can continue

to operate at the highest

level of service and

programming you desire moving forward.

Our goal should be to increase

membership by 100 within the next couple

years as we know there are at least that

many people in metro area who would

benefit from becoming members. In turn,

our Club will collectively benefit by having


As members, it is up to you to invite

potential members to experience the

Club in order

to fulfill


capacity. The

Clubhouse, our



cuisine, programming, Fitness Center, and

friendly membership will close the deal and

take care of the rest. We do not need you

to sell the Club. Our Club sells itself.

We appreciate your support by inviting

potential new members to share in our

“...I express the hope, no, the conviction, that this Club and hence this

community, will continue to synthesize the new with the old...”

-1956 Club President Judson Bemis

Judson Bemis’ 1957 words remind us that embracing the

future is just as important as preserving the past.

2012 - Beyond

Club’s rich history, traditions and future.



Featuring the Culinary Vision of Executive Chef Håkan Lundberg.

The Grill

September 2012

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