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Join our

Summer Kick Off

Front Yard BBQ

Meet HÅkAn Lundberg

New Executive Chef

Congratulations

Women in Business

from Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Details inside

M I N N E A P O L I S C L U B


FROM THE

CLUB PRESIDENT

Jay Novak

It is an honor to have been elected to

serve as the 118th president of the

Minneapolis Club. It is a privilege to

be asked to contribute to the vitality of

an entity that for 127 years has been

a catalyst in fostering of friendships

and professional relationships; a

venue for social and educational

programs; a provider of hospitality,

a center for athletic activities; and

(as a friend once described it) as a

“town square” for the Greater Twin

Cities business community.

Soon it will also be a better place to

have lunch—and perhaps especially

dinner.

On May 31, Håkan Lundberg will

become the Club’s executive chef.

You might have heard of him. If not,

you will. He is the person who will

make friends of yours want you

to invite them to the Club to dine.

Lundberg, a native of Sweden, has

earned a stellar reputation for the

work he has done as the Chef de

Cuisine at Cosmos Restaurant in

the Graves 601 Hotel, which he

joined in 2003 after having worked

at Auriga Restaurant and Aquavit

Restaurant. He is known as a

classicist with an ability to combine

known flavor profiles with novel

cooking techniques and high-wire

presentations.

“When it comes to luxurious and

creative American food,” reports

Mpls.-St. Paul magazine—and no

one would know this subject better—

“Cosmos may be in a league of its

own.” The magazines’ website

recently gave the food served at

Cosmos its highest rating, 10 on a

scale of 1 to 10. I can’t promise that

he will add any particular one of his

specialties to the Club menu, and

we will want to give him a month or

two before we expect significantly

elevated dining standards. When that

time comes, however, you will want

to ask for his lemon-roasted chicken,

crispy-skin salmon on sushi rice, or

his Kobe beef burger.

The Club is also about to become a

better place to exercise. In early June,

the 2,080-square-foot expansion of

the Fitness Center will be unveiled,

expanding the existing Fitness Center

space by more than half and adding

two fitness studios and a childcare

facility. The additional space will allow

an expanded range of classes in

yoga, pilates, aerobics, dance, and

kick-boxing.

Is there more to report? Yes, but it will

have to wait, because we want right

now to say a few words about Craig

Bentdahl, who just completed an

accomplished year as club president.

Craig headed the search committee

that helped find the new chef and led

the effort to expand the fitness center,

and it was under his oversight that

the Club completed the renovation of

the Pub, which has become an oftenlively

setting for informal gatherings

of Club members.

That’s not nearly all. During his year

as president, the Club completed a

record-setting year for membership

growth after conducting an

aggressive membership campaign

that resulted in a gain of 78 new

members. It added new and

newly well-attended programs of

speakers. It controlled costs and

saw departmental sales increase

by $295,000. Despite expending

$610,000 (over two fiscal years) for

improvements to the Pub and Fitness

Center, it’s cash position fell by only

$213,000. Perhaps most importantly,

Craig helped guide and acclimate

the efforts of a new general manager,

who has in turn helped revive the

Club’s vision and mission.

Does he deserve all of the credit for

the Club’s successes? Of course

not, and he will be eager to deflect

it toward committee members and

chairs, board members, fellow

officers, and to our general manager

and his staff. But he deserves a lot

of credit for our renewed growth and

purpose. When you see him, be sure

to thank him, won’t you?

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CLUB

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

W e l c o m e New Members

Margaret Leto

Membership Director

Thomas

Palladino

President

NightOwl

Litigation Support

Arika Palladino

Sponsor:

Andrea Wallack

Dr. Robert G.

Hauser M.D.

Senior Consulting

Cardiologist

Minneapolis Heart

Institute

Sponsor:

Thomas Keller III

Ryan K. Crayne

Attorney

Shareholder

Winthrop &

Weinstine, P.A.

Sponsor:

Stephen Kelleher

Jeffrey Leintz

Vice President and

Project Manager

Metro Group

Sponsor:

Grady Newman III

Lorie Gildea

Chief Justice

Minnesota

Supreme Court

Honorary Member

Will Hartigan

Student

Cornell University

Sponsor:

Charles Zelle

Please contact Margaret Leto, Membership Director at MargaretL@mplsclub.org

with any questions regarding Membership at the Minneapolis Club.

New Member Luncheon

The Membership Committee cordially invites new members and their guest

to our annual new members and primary sponsors luncheon. This is a great

opportunity for you to meet and mingle with other members of the Club -

seasoned and new!

Tuesday, June 21st

12:00 pm

please RSVP your attendance to Margaret Leto

Margaretl@mplsclub.org

We look forward to hosting you!

MINNEAPOLIS JUNE 3


June A T A G L A N C E

Club Entrepreneur

Thursday, June 2

11:30 am

“PechaKucha.3” 20 Second

Presentations and Open Mic

Saturday Summer Schedule in The Pub

Begins Saturday, June 4

Breakfast and Lunch

in The Pub from

8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays through August 27

Book Club Luncheon

Tuesday, June 7

11:30 am

The Immortal Life of

Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

Travel Club Luncheon

Wednesday, June 15

11:30 am

Mrs. Beth Patten will share stories

from her recent adventure in Ireland.

Fitness Center

Open House

Wednesday, June 8

4:30 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a casual open house to take a tour of the new fitness center space and enjoy some fun

for the whole family! There will be projects in the child care center for the kids, chair massages,

sample class exercises, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Grand Opening

Wednesday, June 15

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reptile

Experience

Food and Drink

Specials

SUMMeR KIck OFF

Front Yard BBQ

BBQ Buffet

Giant Bouncer

Yard Games

Live Music

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July

E V E N T S I N

Annual 4th of July Shutdown

Club Closed July 2-10

Club Closes at 3:00 pm Friday, July 1 and will re-open Monday, July 11

Fitness Center open regular hours *Pool and Hot Tub Closed*

Book Club Luncheon

Tuesday, July 12

11:30 am

The Envoy: The Epic rescue of the

Last Jew of Europe in the Desperate

Closing Months of World War II

by Alex Kershaw

Westside Story

at the Orpheum Theater

Wednesday, July 13

7:30 pm Show

Tickets are $65 each. Contact

our Club concierge for specific

information or additional dates.

Twins Outing

Thursday, July 14

6:00 meet at the Club

6:30 bus to Target Field

7:10 watch the Twins

take on the Kansas City Royals!

$45 per person - includes $10 food voucher

Travel Club

Wednesday, July 20

11:30 am

Dr. Lawrence Schuster will be

presenting on the topic

Fortresses of the Mediterranean:

Rhodes, Malta, and Gibralter

Front Yard Happy Hour

“Lawn Party White”

Hosted by the Young Members Committee

Wednesday, July 20

4:30-7:30 pm

Join us for a Happy Hour and Crouqet on the

Front Lawn! Wear your Favorite Summer

White and compete for best dressed male and

female.

MINNEAPOLIS JUNE 5


FITNESS

New Faces in the Fitness Center

Lead Child Care

Provider

Madilyne Green has recently been hired as the Lead Childcare

Provider for the new childcare center in the Fitness Center. She has

worked in an after school child care program for Minneapolis Public

Schools and also as a personal nanny. Madilyne has an educational

background in both physical therapy and social work, with both

degrees from the College of St. Catherine. She has also gained

first hand childcare experience with the birth of her first child last

February. Madilyne lives with her family near Lake Nokomis in south

Minneapolis and enjoys being out and about at the lake as much as

possible. Her personal interests and hobbies include cooking, baking,

photography, outdoor activities, traveling and making memories! “I

hope to make many memories as a part of the Minneapolis Club team

and with the children and families of the Club as well.”

Sarah Peterman has joined the fitness center as the fitness coordinator

in the afternoon, evenings, and on Saturday mornings. Sarah grew

up in Wisconsin and moved to Minneapolis at the end of 1999 and

has lived in the downtown area ever since. She has worked in retail

management as well as a buyer for many years and also waiting

tables at several local establishments. She enjoys reading, walks,

and movies. She currently lives in downtown with her fiancé Andy

who is a chef at an Uptown restaurant.

Fitness

Coordinator

Professional

Trainer

Dan Nelson is the newest trainer to join the fitness center staff.

Growing up in rural Southeastern Minnesota Dan was constantly

active. Throughout his childhood Dan participated in baseball,

basketball, soccer, and track. Dan began to focus his attention on

soccer around the age of 10, playing nearly year round. The sport

of soccer led him to several destinations and introduced him to his

career path. While still in high school Dan underwent three knee

surgeries that sparked his interest in the field of Kinesiology. Dan

studied Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota and remained quite

active, participating in several intramural sports. He became N.A.S.M.

certified for personal training. Outside of work, Dan enjoys running,

watching baseball and football, and just being outdoors.

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NEW GROUP EXERCISE STUDIOS OPEn SOOn!

CLASSES BEgIn JUnE 13

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

6:30 am

BootCamp

6:45 am

Spinning

6:30 am

BootCamp

6:30 am

Spinning

7:00 am

Spinning

7:00 am

Yoga

7:00 am

Mat Pilates

8:30 - 9:45

Spindurance

10:00 am

Aqua

Aerobics

10:30 am

Yoga-Sculpt

10:30 am

Yoga-Sculpt

10:00 am

Yoga-Flow

10:00 am

Total

Conditioning

12:00 pm

Spinning

12:00 pm

Yoga-Fusion

12:00 pm

PowerRide

12:00 pm

Spinning

12:00

PowerRide

4:30 pm

Spinning

5:30 pm

Yoga

6:00 pm

Total

Conditioning

5:30 pm

Hot+Vinyasa

Yoga

6:00 pm

Total

Conditioning

**Class schedule subject to change**

MINNEAPOLIS JUNE 7


FROM THE

GENERAL MANAGER

The Club’s search

for a new Executive

Chef started with

engaging the firm Frank DiLapo

David Meyers &

Associates out of Chicago. Mr.

Meyer’s business has a singular

focus of helping clubs, resorts and

upscale hotels find new Executive

Chefs. The Club had an Ad Hoc

Committee of eight members assist

me in the interview process. Your

fellow members who were so

gracious as to volunteer their time

and effort to this endeavor are

(Rachelle Abdo Anderson, Craig

Bentdahl, Brion Finlay, Susan Kelly,

Bob Macdonald, Jay Novak, Jen

Olson, and John Rimarcik). I would

like to thank them on the Club’s

behalf for a job well done.

This process included interviewing

12 candidates from across the

country and having four finalists cook

for the Committee. After five months

of searching we were thrilled to find

the best candidate, who happens to

live here in Minneapolis.

ClUB welcoMes new EXecUtIve CHeF

Håkan Lundberg will join us on

May 31st and is an extraordinary

Culinarian as well as a great team

leader. He has lived in Minnesota

for more than 10 years and he and

his wife Alyssa have two young

children. If you have read President

Novak’s column, you know his

professional background, so I will

share with you what you should see

in the near future. Once Chef Håkan

settles in, we expect he will have a

significant impact on improving our

Food & Beverage offerings. When

David Meyers asked me what

I wanted from our food service

department I distilled it down to a

simple statement. I want only one

thing. I want the Club to have such

a great reputation for food service

in the community that when a nonmember

is invited to dine at the

Club by a member they leap at the

opportunity. In time, Chef Håkan

will lead our culinary program to this

position.

A reception for you to meet Chef

Håkan and sample some highlights

of his cuisine will take place in the

fall. I am certain you will see him

in the Clubhouse prior to that, he

looks forward to meeting as many

members as possible over the next

few months. Please introduce

yourself if the opportunity presents

itself. He would welcome learning

your expectations for our food

service program.

I have asked Håkan to focus his

efforts on creating meals that are

healthy and flavorful that frequent

diners can enjoy. He knows we

often feed many of our members

multiple times per week and Håkan

is comfortable with this concept and

looks forward to cooking for you and

your guests.

The process of building an

impeccable food service reputation

takes time. It is done by serving one

great meal at a time, consistently

meal after meal. It will take a little

time for Chef Håkan to settle in

and make improvements. Over

the summer you will see these

improvements starting to take

place.

Above: Pan Seared Diver Scallop prepared by Chef Håkan Lundberg

Right: Chef Håkan Lundberg

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SAVE THE DATE

A N rtist ight

Preview our 2011 artists work in the Club lobby

and join us on October 25th

to view new works and new artists at the

Artist Night Reception

Photo 1

The Main Lounge of the

Club full of guests at

our Executive Assistant

Appreciation Reception

Photo 2

The Bochnicek family

enjoying our annual

Mother’s Day Brunch

MEMORIES AT THE

1

2

3

4

Photo 3

Lynne Looney enjoying

our plentiful buffet for

Cinco de Mayo.

Photo 4

William Peterson filling

up on a taco at the

Cinco de Mayo buffet.

MINNEAPOLIS JUNE 9


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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4

Indoor Triathlon

Winner!

Neil Osten won the

Minneapolis Club

Indoor Triathlon.

Neil’s Race Details:

swam 17.5 laps in 10 min,

biked 15.52 in 30 min,

and ran 2.54 in 20 min.

Second place went to

Phil Pelto and third place

to Sean Elliott.

Congratulations!

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Women in Business

The Minneapolis/St Paul

3 Business Journal unveiled

its 14th annual Women in

Business Awards publication on Friday, May 13th 2011.

This publication profiles 51 outstanding female business

leaders in the Twin Cities. Of the 51 honored, five are

members of the Minneapolis Club. Lynn Casey (#1)

received the highest award as the Career Achievement

honoree. In addition, Betsy Buckley (#2), Mary Blegen

(#3), Linda Hanson (#4) and Sarah Harris (#5) were

awarded as the top 25 “Industry Leaders” at the awards

luncheon.

Information from the Business Journal website*

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State Squash Tournament Results

Doubles Champions: John Lonnquist and Frank

Fairman pictured with the runners up: Bob Massey and

Rob Hensel.

Club A Doubles Champions Will Hartigan and David

Schall with runners up: Frank Fairman and Phil Ahern

(not pictured)

Wedding at the Club

April 29th, 2011

Minneapolis Club members

Jim and Helen Rockwell

celebrated their daughter’s

wedding at the Club.

Congratulations to Kate

Rockwell and Matt Sondag.

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ABOUT YOUR

DATES

Looking Ahead

August and September

Clubs within a Club

Book Club

Tuesday, August 2 and

September 13

Club Entrepreneur

No August luncheon

Thursday, September 8

Travel Club

Wednesday, August 17 and

September 21

Auto Club Luncheon

Thursday, August 25 and

September 22

Get connected

We have many ways for you to get connected and to get to know

the club. Here is a list of what the club has to offer:

Luncheon Lectures

Mentor Dialogues

Clubs within the Club

Fitness Center

Happy Hours

Children and Family Events

Holiday Brunches

Networking Roundtables

Theater Events

For more information on how to get involved, contact us at

612-332-2292 or visit our website at www.mplsclub.org.

Stay connected

All members should be receiving our weekly email updates. If you are

not, please be sure to add mplsclub.org and Constant Contact to your

safe list or contact us to make sure we have the correct email address for

you. Our weekly email updates are one great way to hear about upcoming

events and to receive any Club announcements.

Please take the time to view your listing in the online member

roster. This is a great tool to use for connecting with other members.

To update your information at any time, contact Margaret Leto at

612-332-2292 ext 308 or visit margaretl@mplsclub.org

CONNECTIONS

Like Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Join our LinkedIn Group

Relax

Heading to a twins game and parking at the Club? Stop in the Pub for

a drink or a snack on your way! The Minneapolis Club has a relaxed

dress code policy in the Pub allowing members to feel more comfortable

at the in casual attire. Tasteful sporting attire including jeans, is allowed

in the Pub at all times and on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the

entire facility.

Visit the Club Website

Download the Club App

QUESTIONS?

contact Amy Charpentier at AmyC@mplsclub.org or 612.332.2292 ext 344

MINNEAPOLIS JUNE 11


KEY CONTACTS

Frank DiLapo, CCM

General Manager

frankd@mplsclub.org, ext. 380

Suzy Kaderlik

Executive Assistant

suzyk@mplsclub.org, ext. 330

Margaret Leto

Membership Director

margaretl@mplsclub.org, ext. 308

Pat Brengman & Daniel Olson

Front Desk & Concierge Team

patb@mplsclub.org, ext. 306

danielo@mplsclub.org, ext. 332

David Fortner & Ryan Davis

Catering Department

davidf@mplsclub.org, 612.334.0217

ryand@mplsclub.org, 612.334.0218

Scott Omlid

CFO

scotto@mplsclub.org, ext. 384

Jayme Sussner

Fitness Director

jaymes@mplsclub.org, ext. 444

Jodie Weappa

Service Director

jodiew@mplsclub.org, ext. 326

Amy Charpentier

Member Relations Director

amyc@mplsclub.org, ext. 344

About the Cover:

JUNE AT THE CLUB

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Club

Entrepreneur

1 2 3 4

Book Club Fitness

Center

Open

5 6 7

House

8 9 10 11

Travel Club

Front Yard

12 13 14

BBQ

15 16 17 18

Auto Club

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Two beautiful crabapple trees

were planted outside the Club

last fall. Please take a moment

to enjoy their flowers as they

continue to bloom this spring.

26 27 28 29 30

Our Mission:

To nurture authentic relationships through the shared experiences of

hospitality, health & wellness, and social, professional & community programming.

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