September - Minneapolis Club

September - Minneapolis Club

S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 1V O L . 5 N o . 7Save the DateM e e t t h e C h e f R e c e p t i o nSeptember 7thANNOUNCING NEWMEMBERSHIP PROGRAMSFitness Center announcesSpa Servicescoming soon!Details insideM I N N E A P O L I S C L U B

FROM THECLUB PRESIDENTCLUBMEMBERSHIP NEWSTIMEHoliday Closure andFall Club Hours:Jay NovakClub PresidentNewMembership ProgramsYour downtown life begins at theMinneapolis Club!Margaret LetoMembership DirectorMonday, September 5Labor Day Club ClosedSaturdays beginningSeptember 10thFitness Center8:00 am - 3:00 pmBreakfast in the Grill7:30 am - 11:00 amLunch in the Grill11:00 am - 2:00 pmDATESFeatured upcomingevents:September 7Meet the Chef Reception5:00 pm - 7:00 pmSeptember 21Dynamic Downtown4:30 pm Reception5:30 pm PresentationSeptember 30Chef’s Favorites Dinner6:00 pm - 8:00 pmOctober 25Artist Night Reception5:00 pm - 8:00 pmAs of mid-July, the club had 922 residentmembers, up from 892 a year earlier. Theincrease was achieved despite a stillrecoveringeconomy and a remarkablypredictable, year-after-year loss of about fivemembers a month to death, relocation, andretirement from companies sponsoring theirmemberships.What caused the gain? It can be credited to aremarkably successful “Come Grow With Us”incentive program that was conceived andfacilitated by the Membership Committee,and which resulted in the initiation of 92 newmembers in the second half of last year. Thesuccess of that program prompted a friendto ask if we might now be “full.”We are not. Our resident members roster inmid-July numbered 111 fewer 1,033 than inpre-recession December 2008 and 110 fewerthan an earlier 10-year average of 1,032.We have ample room to add additionalmembers, and we want to do so. Having acritical mass of members allows the club toadd amenities and improve the condition ofthe clubhouse—as we have done in recentyears and hope to do again and again inthe coming few years. The club’s board ofgovernors and general manager would likeespecially to refresh and perhaps remodelthe Grill, our most-used dining venue.I invite you to encourage friends andassociates to consider joining—individualsyou think would benefit from becominga member and whom would themselvesbenefit by belonging. No one is better atdescribing the benefits of belonging thancurrent members, and at the moment wehave two particularly strong improvementsof which to boast: the substantiallyexpanded fitness center and the additionof Chef Håkan Lundberg, who has alreadyintroduced a compelling new lunch menuthat will make your guest want to visit theclub and return to it.We don’t in our bylaws—or anywhere else—specify attributes that members shouldpossess, but you know as well as anyonethe characteristics that you and your fellowclub-members find appealing. We are eagerto attract individuals of integrity who areactive and accomplished in the Twin Citiesbusiness, non-profit, arts, or academiccommunities. Congeniality is a welcomedattribute. Potential “young members” shouldshare those attributes or aspire to a life ofachievement and service.(It is a source of amusement—mine if noone else’s—that at the Minneapolis Club,“young” members are merely younger than40, which allows them to be two years closerto the threshold of Social Security than toeligibility for legal full-time employment; itwould be technically possible to be a youngmember while starting one’s second term asPresident of the United States—although Idon’t expect that to happen, the ambition,talent, and promise of many of the club’syoung members notwithstanding.)Now, I am not asking you to take on asignificant burden or recruitment, andI am not asking you to do it alone. In lateJuly, I asked members of our board eachto produce a short list of candidates formembership that they could contact or—more likely—that Membership DirectorMargaret Leto would contact for them. Ialso asked committee chairs to ask membersof their committees to do the same. Callsfrom members to prospective members areespecially meaningful, but you also may askMs. Leto to contact nominees for you. Shecan be reached at 612.332.2292, ext 308, ProgramHave you ever thought of sharing membership with your childrenor grandchildren? Yes? Then now is the time to share the memberexperience with them!Children & grandchildren up to the age of 39 can now take advantage of aspecial opportunity to continue your Legacy at the Club. What this means isthat if they join between now and December 31, 2011, they can join with NOENTRANCE FEE. This is a savings of up to $2,000 in our top tiered category!Please pass along this information as it’s a privilege to have you here and itwould be an honor to have your family continuing the tradition of Club life!The process for membership for Legacy members is simple. Request an application by emailingMargaret Leto, Membership Director, at, let her know the Legacyrelationship and she will take care of the rest!Please Note: The Entrance Fee will be waived with all Legacy applicants. The Legacy member willpay the appropriate dues in their appropriate dues category.Prospective Members - RequestDo you know some remarkable individuals that would be interested in learning more about the Club?Talking about all that the Club has to offer to prospective members will help us indirectly market to them. We do notpublicly advertise so we rely heavily on you, our members, to help replenish the attrition and bring members of like qualityto the membership. Forward on your names to us today and we can follow up directly!Your prospects can also “Experience the Minneapolis Club” through our program below…EXPERIENCE THE CLUBthrough our 30 Day Guest ProgramKnow someone interested in exploring Club life? TheMinneapolis Club is growing now more than ever! Share theexcitement today!The Pub renovation, completed last fall, has increased participationby over 50%, and happy hours are the place to be. The fitness centerexpansion, which includes two new studios and a child care facility,opened on June 1st. With the opening, additional group classeshave exploded to new levels. Prospects are sure to find somethingto fit into and meet a few members along the way.Our new Executive Chef Håkan Lundberg also brings new life tothe Club’s food & beverage department. He has added light andhealthy, innovated and distinctive dishes in all the dining rooms!To recommend an individual for a “trial” membership, call or emailMargaret Leto at 612.332.2292 or for thedetails.2 MINNEAPOLIS September 3

SeptemberOctoberMeet the ChefOpen House ReceptionWednesday, September 75:00 - 7:00 pmJoin us at this open house to meetChef Håkan and sample some of hisspecialty hors d’oeuvres.Club Entrepreneur LuncheonThursday, September 811:30 amBetsy Buckley: CEO, What Matters“All About Them, All the Time”Focusing on the buyer’s wants tofurther business development.Dynamic DowntownWednesday, September 214:30 pm Reception5:30 pm PresentationRuss Nelson (President of Nelson,Tietz, and Hoye) and Mayor R.T. Rybakwill present an exclusive look at whatis happening in Downtown Minneapolis.Seafood SpectacularDinner BuffetWednesday, September 216:30 pmEnjoy a wide variety of seafooddishes prepared by Chef Håkan.$35.00 per person - Reservations RequiredBook Club LuncheonTuesday, October 411:30 amUnbroken: A World War II Storyof Survival, Resilience,and Redemptionby Laura HillenbrandClub EntrepreneurThursday, October 611:30 amLaura GoodrichCo-Founder, On Impact“Driving to a Positive Future”Happy HourHosted by the YoungMembers CommitteeWednesday, October 194:30 - 7:30 pmEnjoy drink and appetizerspecials in the Pub!Leadership Series DinnerMonday, October 245:30 pmDr. John NoseworthyPresident & CEO Mayo ClinicBook Club LuncheonTuesday, September 1311:30 amSeptember’s Book Selection:Just Kids by Patti SmithOktoberfestIn the PubThursday, September 225:30 pmCelebrate Oktoberfest with aGerman inspired dinner buffet,German Beer, drink specials and live music!Fowl Dinner BuffetIn the PubThursday, October 65:30 pmHunting Season is here!Enjoy a fowl game inspired dinner buffet,featured drink specials and live music!Art Night ReceptionTuesday, October 255:00 - 7:00 pmEnjoy a reception with cocktails andhors d’oeuvers as you view a varietyof works from featured local artists.“In the Nook” with Chef HåkanWednesday, September 146:00 pm“In the Nook” with Chef HåkanWednesday, September 286:00 pm“In the Nook” with Chef HåkanWednesdays, October 12 and 266:00 pmAuto Club LuncheonThursday, October 2711:30 amExperience an intimate three-coursedinner prepared before your eyes byour Executive Chef.$45 - dinner only, additional $30 for wine pairings.Experience an intimate three-coursedinner prepared before your eyes byour Executive Chef.$45 - dinner only, additional $30 for wine pairings.Experience an intimate three-coursedinner prepared before your eyes byour Executive Chef.$45 - dinner only, additional $30 for wine pairings.Meet in the Car Club Cornerwith other automobileenthusiasts for lunch.Train Trip to ChicagoThursday - SundaySeptember 15 - September 18Auto Club LuncheonThursday, September 2911:30 amTravel ClubWednesday, October 1911:30 amHalloween BashFriday, October 286:00 - 8:00 pm$349 per person includes Train Ride andall Food and Beverage onboard the train.Rooms available at the Union League Cluband the University Club. For complete tripdetails, contact Pat Brengman at 612-332-2292.Meet in the Car Club Corner withother automobile enthusiasts forlunch.The Travel Club is looking forspeakers to share their travel stories,tips, and destination suggestions.If interested please contact Amy Charpentieramyc@mplsclub.orgJoin us for our annualHaunted House Party thatincludes live music, dancing,face painting, dinner, and more!Travel ClubWednesday, September 2111:30 amJordan Harvey from Knowmad Adventureswill be presenting general travel informationcovering various regions in South Americaincluding Chile/Patagonia and Peru/Machu Piccu.Dinner in the Main Dining RoomFeaturing Chef’s Favorite ItemsFriday, September 306:00 - 8:00 pmDine with us this evening and enjoyChef Hakan’s special three-coursemenu that will feature his favorite dishes.$59.00 per person, Reservations RequiredSign Up Now for Fall Swimming Lessons!Classes are on Saturdays at9:00 am, 10:00 am, or 11:00 amSeptember 10, 17, and 24October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29November 5, 12, and 19Contact the Fitness Centerfor complete class andsign up information612.332.2292 ext 440All events are subject to the Minneapolis Club Cancellation Policy. Reservations are confirmed 3-7 business days prior to the event by4 an administrative coordinator of the Club. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event will be charged in-full.MINNEAPOLIS September 5

CLUBCATERING NEWSIntroducing...Serenity SpaCLUBFITNESS CENTER PROGRAMSDavid FortnerDirector of CateringJoin Dan and AmberSeptember 19 - 23for the ...Holiday PartiesDon’t be left out in the Cold!The Holiday Season is fast approaching. To reserve a private dining room for both your social andbusiness entertaining, please call the Catering office today! David: 612-334-0127 or Ryan: 612-332-0128SAVE THE DATE2nd Annual “Big little Party”Let’s get together and share in the party!This party is designed for our Members that want the excitement of a BIG party but may have a fewernumber of guests. It is a great way to celebrate the Holidays with your office staff while enjoying thecompany of others in the Main Lounge at the Club! We will provide live entertainment, décor, anda specialty menu with hors d’oeuvres prior to dinner.Date: Thursday, December 15thTime: 6:30 pm Reception, 7:15 pm DinnerMore details to followTying the Knot?Join us at The Wedding Fair hosted by Twin City Bridal Association!Date: Sunday, October 9thTime: 11:00 am – 4:00 pmPlace: Minneapolis Convention CenterPrice: $15.00 per personTo register please visit Wedding Fair brings you a convenient and exciting array of virtually everything you’ll need to plan your wedding,pre-nuptial events, honeymoon, and future lives together.The Wedding Fair is the largest and most respected bridal show in Minnesota. No other bridal show comes close tobringing you as many options to experience in one fun-filled day! The Minneapolis Club will have a booth at TheWedding Fair to assist you with your details. We hope to see you there!!at the Minneapolis ClubWe have partnered with Molly Wierman,CEO, Founder & Managing Esthetician atFlourish Wellness Spa, to offer spa servicesat the Club beginning this October!About Molly: A 14-year spa industry veteran,Molly began her career as an award--winninggraduate of Minneapolis-based AvedaInstitute and the Mudd School of MakeupDesignory in Los Angeles. She started heraward-winning ways as an esthetician andmakeup director with Rocco Altobelli.After gaining experience in sales, service,and consulting with three international spa/salon brands, plastic surgeons as well as herown consulting firm, Molly created FlourishWellness Spa in 2009. Located in MapleGrove, MN, Flourish is known for its basicformula: Education + Eastern and Westernmedical philosophy + Organic products =sustainable results.Molly has touched all major aspects ofthe industry, including product designand development, working with chemistsand labs to create organic products usingenvironmentally safe manufacturingpractices. The release of her line of products,Organicaah in April of 2011, culminated yearsof research and design.Her education is vast, completing masterclasses through the International DermalInstitute as well as continuing educationcourses across the country from industryexperts. She believes that “organic” isn’t atrend. It’s the only way to protect the largestorgan of your body – your skin.She is bringing this wealth of experience andknowledge to Serenity at the MinneapolisClub. She will be offering customized skinand body care treatments focusing onproactive treatment methods to allow theMembers not only to relax but to also reallyattain the results they want and deserve.D’n’A 10 minute Challenge“We’ll fix your jeans!”This series of challenging exercisesis specifically designed to test allelements of physical fitness.Complete the 10 station course inyour fastest time possible!Participate individually or with agroup for added motivation.Contact the Fitness Center to sign up!Cardio Core Express“Lunch with Benefits”Wednesdays,12-12:45 pmStarts September 14thContinues for 6 weeksInstructed by Kelly and SaraThis structured cardio program, with a twist of core, will:* take you beyond your typical group class setting* allow you to maximize your caloric expenditure* provide assessable results through individualizedattention*help you achieve your personal fitness goals*include a Minneapolis Club 500 Fit lunch available forpick-up in the PubContact the Fitness Center to sign up!6

CLUBFOOD AND BEVERAGE NEWSJodie WeappaService DirectorKids Birthday ClubThe Minneapolis Club wants to helpyou celebrate your children’s birthdays!Beginning this September, each childwill receive a birthday card that includesa coupon for a free kid’s entrée andcomplimentary cake or sundae in the Pub.Call ahead and note the birthday celebrationin your reservation and we will decorate yourtable with balloons!Monday Night Footballbegins September 12th!Enjoy extended happy hours in the Pub!Specials Include:$2 Taps, $4 House Wines, $1 Off Rail PoursWeekly Appetizer SpecialsWear the team colors that night and receive a free beer!New Menu Highlightswith notes from the ChefDairy Free Chicken Almond Wild Rice Soup Cup or BowlCrab Starter - Fresh and packed with flavorsKing Crab-Avocado Salsa, Fennel Gazpacho, Tangerine Olive Oil*Chefs favorite sandwich*Gravlax Club, Hard Boiled Egg, Cucumber, Pickled Beets, Dill,Smoked Salmon Horseradish Spread, on PumpernickelAny one that has a Scandinavian bone in their body can relate to this sandwich!Dinner BuffetThursday, September 225:30 pmCelebrate in the Pub with a German inspireddinner buffet, German beer, other drinkspecials, and live German music!$18 per personAnnouncing...Fowl Dinner BuffetNew Lunch and Dinner Menus!Thursday, October 65:30 pmHunting season is here!Enjoy a Fowl inspired dinner buffet, drinkspecials and live music in the Pub!$18 per personFull of protein and tropicalflavors Rare Seared Tuna, Wakame Seaweed, Edamame, Carrot-Ginger Emulsion,Baby Bok Choy Hearts a lighter way to enjoy lunch, yetstill leave satisfied.Our new Grill lunch and Pub dinner menus were introduced on August 1st.Every item on the new menus were designed with you in mind! These itemsare lighter, leaner, healthier, and are in properly sized portions. This allows youto eat healthy without searching the menu for special healthy options.Check out the next page for highlights from the new menus.8 MINNEAPOLIS September 9

KEY CONTACTSFrank DiLapo , CCMGeneral, ext. 380Suzy KaderlikExecutive, ext. 330Margaret LetoMembership, ext. 308Pat Brengman & Daniel OlsonFront Desk & Concierge, ext., ext. 332Håkan LundbergExecutive, ext. 368David Fortner & Ryan DavisCatering,, 612.334.0218Minneapolis Club729 Second Avenue SouthMinneapolis, Minnesota 55402PresortedFirst Class MailU.S. Postage PaidTwin Cities, MNPermit No. 1024Jodie WeappaService, ext. 326Jayme SussnerHealth & Fitness, ext. 444Amy CharpentierMember Relations, ext. 344About the Cover:Chef Håkan has been hard at workin the kitchen since he started at theClub in May. We hope you enjoythe changes12he has made, and lookforward to more in the future.September AT THE CLUBSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayClosed Closed Meetthe ChefReceptionReturn fromChicagoClubEntrepreneur1 2 34 5 6 7 8 9 10Monday Book Club In the Nook NightFootball ExtremeClassicSwimStarts LegoCocktailsLessons11 12 13 14 Club 15 16 17ExtremeLegoTravel ClubDynamicDowntownSeafoodSpectacularOktoberfestin the Pub18 19 20 21 22 23 24ExtremeLegoIn the NookAuto ClubLuncheonChef’sFavoritesDinner25 26 27 28 29 30ClosedSwimLessonsSwimLessonsSwimLessonsOur Mission:To nurture authentic relationships through the shared experiences ofhospitality, health & wellness, and social, professional & community programming.

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