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FROM THEGENERAL MANAGERCLUBMEMBERSHIP NEWSFall Club Hours:SaturdaysTIMEFitness Center8:00 am - 3:00 pmChild Care8:00 am - 12:00 pmBreakfast in the Grill7:30 am - 11:00 amLunch in the Grill11:00 am - 2:00 pmDATESFeatured upcomingevents:October 20Luncheon LectureUniversity of MN ProfessorTimothy Kehoe, andAdvisor to the FederalReserve Bank,Cristina Arellano12:00 pmOctober 24Leadership DinnerDr.John NoseworthyPresident & CEOMayo Clinic5:30 pm Reception6:15 pm Dinner7:00 pm PresentationOctober 25Artist Night Reception5:00 pm - 8:00 pmProgress is impossible without changes…We at the Club have been focusingon enhancing our Clubhouses twomajor assets for the enjoyment of ourmembers and guests. Hospitality,whether entertaining for either businessor social occasions, is often the first thingpeople think of when one mentions theMinneapolis Club. The second is ourfitness facilities. Both hospitality andfitness occupy similar amounts space inthe Clubhouse and we have been workingdiligently to improve both.The newly expanded Fitness Center andadditional group exercise programmingensures our Club not only meets theexpectations of our members but cancompete with any other option for fitnessin the Twin Cities. These added featuresmake the Minneapolis Club a very viablechoice for potential new members towhom fitness is important. But this articleis not just about Fitness it is about our newculinary direction.Executive Chef Håkan Lundberg hasbrought a new fresher, lighter andGo Green with Online Bill Pay!Did you know you can view your statements online aswell as pay your bill using a credit card?Simply log in to the website using yourmember number and last name and access themonthly statement section and follow the prompts.Please note that a 3% accounting fee will beadded to all payments made online.If you have difficulty logging in please contactMargaret Leto: margaretl@mplsclub.orgFrank DiLapo, CCMGeneral Managerinnovative cuisine to the Club. The foodbeing served in the Grill and the Pub isdecisively healthier and contemporarywhile still remaining very flavorful andemphasizes the local bounty of the region.A few months ago I asked for your patiencebecause I thought it was more importantfor Håkan to get it right than to get it donein a hurry. Your patience has paid off. Bothmembers who either dine here frequentlyor just bring guests on occasion are leavingimpressed. Håkan’s culinary style is justwhat the Club needed to move forward.Hence my quote at the top of the articlewe are making progress and improving inboth of our core lines of business, diningand fitness.Be ready…we have more positive changescoming because we will not rest until theMinneapolis Club is the finest Club it canbe. We are driven to do more for you ourmembers. So I will close with a quote fromJack Welsh “Change before you have to forthen it is to late.”Margaret LetoMembership DirectorProspective Members RequestDo you know some remarkable individuals that would beinterested in learning more about the Club?Talking about all that the Club has to offer to prospective memberswill help us indirectly market to them. We do not publiclyadvertise so we rely heavily on you, our members,to help replenish the attrition and bring membersof like quality to the membership.Forward on your names to us today and we can follow up directly!Your prospects can also “Experience the Minneapolis Club” throughour program below…New!Membership ProgramsYour downtown life begins at the Minneapolis Club!EXPERIENCE THE CLUBthrough our 30 Day Guest ProgramKnow someone interested in exploring Club life?The Minneapolis Club is growing now more than ever! Share the excitement today!The Pub renovation, completed last fall, has increased participation by over 50%, and happy hours are the placeto be. The fitness center expansion, which includes two new studios and a child care facility, opened on June 1st.With the opening, additional group classes have 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 to the Club’s food & beverage department. He hasadded light and healthy, innovated and distinctive dishes in all the dining rooms!To recommend an individual for a “trial” membership, call or email Margaret Leto at 612.332.2292 or MargaretL@mplsclub.org for the details.Legacy ProgramShare the member experience with your children or grandchildren!Children & grandchildren up to the age of 39 can now take advantage of joining as a Legacy Member. What thismeans is that if they join between now and December 31, 2011, they can join with NO ENTRANCE FEE. Request anapplication by emailing Margaret Leto, Membership Director, at MargaretL@mplsclub.org.Please Note: The Entrance Feewill be waived with all Legacyapplicants. The Legacy memberwill pay the appropriate dues intheir appropriate dues category.2 MINNEAPOLIS October 3


OctoberNovemberBook 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”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!“In the Nook” with Chef HåkanWednesdays, October 12 and 266:00 pmExperience an intimate three-coursedinner prepared before your eyes byour Executive Chef.$45 - dinner only, additional $30 for wine pairings.Travel ClubWednesday, October 1911:30 amThe Travel Club is looking forspeakers to share their travel stories,tips, and destination suggestions.If interested please contact Amy Charpentieramyc@mplsclub.orgHappy HourHosted by the YoungMembers CommitteeWednesday, October 194:30 - 7:30 pmEnjoy drink and appetizerspecials in the Pub!Californina Fine Wine ClubVertical Tasting and DinnerWednesday, October 196:00 pmA vertical tasting of one of California’sbest Cabernets and Chardonnays:Ridge “Monte Bello” and Kistler.Luncheon LectureThursday, October 2012:00 pmProfessor Timothy Kehoeand Christina AlleranoPresenting: The Financial Crisis in theEuro Zone and its Impact on theWorld Economy.Leadership Series DinnerMonday, October 245:30 pmDr. John NoseworthyPresident & CEO Mayo ClinicPresenting: Elements of Successof the Mayo Model.Art Night ReceptionTuesday, October 255:00 - 7:00 pmCome for the Reception, andStay for Dinner!See Page 11 for compete detailsPlease RSVP to 612.332.2292Auto Club LuncheonThursday, October 2711:30 amMeet in the Car Club Cornerwith other automobileenthusiasts for lunch.Halloween BashFriday, October 286:00 - 8:00 pmJoin us for our annualHaunted House Party thatincludes live music, dancing,face painting, dinner, and more!Book Club LuncheonTuesday, November 111:30 amDavid Crockett: The Lion of the WestBy Michael WallisClub EntrepreneurThursday, November 311:30 amTom LaForce Founder,LaForce Teamwork Services“Beyond Words: UnderstandingNon-Verbal Signals”Mentor Dialogue BreakfastWednesday, November 27:30 amFather Michael O’Connell will discusshis former involvement at theBasilica of St Mary and currentposition at the Church of the Ascension“In the Nook” with Chef HåkanWednesdays, November 9 & 306:00 pmExperience an intimate three-coursedinner prepared before your eyes byour Executive Chef.$45 - dinner only, additional $30 for wine pairings.Travel ClubWednesday, November 1611:30 amNovember’s Travel Club will featureJohn and Marsha Soucherayspeaking about kayaking.They recently made a trip down the Mississippi River fromItasca State Park.Happy HourHosted by the YoungMembers CommitteeWednesday, November 164:30 - 7:30 pmEnjoy drink and appetizerspecials in the Pub!Big Game Dinner BuffetThursday, November 175:30 pmIn Celebration Of Hunting Season!Big Game Dinner Buffet,Specialty Drinks, and Live Music.$18.00 per personClassic Cocktails ClubThursday, November 175:30 pmExploring the lost art of Cocktails.Join us for a Gin tasting and learnto prepare a variety of Gin cocktails.Thanksgiving Holiday HoursWednesday, November 23Breakfast and Lunch Served in the Grill and PubFitness Attendant 6:00 am - 3:00 pmCLUB CLOSES AT 3:00 PMThursday, November 24Fitness Center: no attendant all dayThanksgiving Day Buffet 10:30 am -2:00 pmNo breakfast of lunch serviceFriday, November 25Breakfast and Lunch Served in the Grill and PubFitness Attendant 6:00 am - 3:00 pmCLUB CLOSES AT 3:00 PMSaturday November 26Food and Beverage Operations are ClosedFitness Center Attendants on Duty 8:00 am - 3:00 pmThere are still a few spots for Fall Swimming Lessons!Classes are on Saturdays at9:00 am, 10:00 am, or 11:00 amOctober 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 October 5


CLUBKITCHEN HIGHLIGHTSCLUBCATERING NEWSReminderTying the Knot?Come see us at The Wedding Fairhosted 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 www.twincitybridal.com/wedding-fairChef Håkan is continually adding new and excitingitems to our dining menus and preparing fantasticchoices for special events.Some of these items are almost too pretty to eat!Check out a few of our favorites:1: Grilled Iowa Lamb Chops,Sun Choke Gratin,Oven Roasted Tomatos, Black garlic, Rosemary Demi2: Heirloom Tomato Amuse Bouche3: Chocolate Ganache, Passion Fruit Meringue, Kiwi,Coconut SherbertMake Your Reservations Now for the AnnualThanksgiving Day BuffetThursday, November 24thReservations Availablefrom 10:30 am - 2:00 pmEnjoy this traditional holiday buffet with family and friends in thewarm environment of the Minneapolis Club.$34.95 adults $18.50 ChildrenHoliday PartiesDon’t be left out in the Cold!The Holiday Season is fast approaching. Book your year end or holidayCelebration at the Minneapolis Club! The Club will be trimmed with HolidayDecorations and our food and beverage team will be happy to offer a niceselection of culinary items to excite everyone’s taste buds. To reserve aprivate dining room for both your social and business entertaining, pleasecall the Catering office today! 612-332-0128SAVE THE DATE2nd Annual “Big little Party”Let’s get together and share in the party!The Wedding Fair is the largest and most respected bridal show inMinnesota. No other bridal show comes close to bringing you as manyoptions to experience in one fun-filled day! The Minneapolis Club willhave a booth at The Wedding Fair to assist you with your details. We hopeto see you there!!Stop by our booth for special wedding discounts!This party is designed for our Members that want the excitement ofa BIG party but may have a fewer number of guests. It is a great wayto celebrate the Holidays with your office staff while enjoying thecompany of others in the Main Lounge at the Club! We will provide liveentertainment, décor, and a specialty menu for you and your gurests toenjoy!Date: Thursday, December 15thTime: 6:30 pm Reception, 7:15 pm Dinner*More details to follow6 MINNEAPOLIS October 7


clubCONCIERGE UPDATEPat BrengmanConcierge &Front Desk ManagerThe concierge staff hasaccess to a variety of greattickets for the 2011 – 2012theater season!Act fast to get your seats forall these wonderful shows!Lion KingOrpheum TheatreThursday, February 2nd, 20127:30 p.m.FEATURED HOLIDAY SHOWHENNEPIN THEATER TRUST PRODUCTIONS:La Cage Aux FollesStarring George HamiltonState TheatreThursday, October 20th, 20117:30 p.m.American IdiotFeaturing the music of Green DayOrpheum TheatreTuesday, February 21st, 20127:30 p.m.Les MiserablesOrpheum TheatreThursday, December 15th, 20117:30 p.m.Million Dollar QuartetState TheatreFriday, March 30th, 20128:00 p.m.CHILDREN AND FAMILY SHOWSPreview artwork during the dayMonday, October 24th andTuesday, October 25th!Artist NightReception to Meet the Artistsand View their ArtworkTuesday, October 25th5:00 - 7:30 pm$15 per personcash bar availableFollowing theReceptionJoin us for aPrime RibDinner BuffetIn the Pubseparate reservations requiredDisney on Ice presentsCinderellaDisney’s Phineas & FerbTreasure TroveOrdway Center for Performing ArtsXcel Energy CenterXcel Energy CenterThursday, December 22nd, 2011The Best Live Tour Ever!Saturday, December 10th, 20117:30 p.m.Sunday, October 23rd, 20117:00 p.m.Wednesday, December 28th, 20114:00 p.m.Sunday, December 11th, 20117:30 p.m.1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the Concierge Staff, Pat Brengman & Daniel Olson10 to get your tickets! (612) 332-2292, Ext. 306 or by e-mail to patb@mplsclub.org & danielo@mplsclub.orgMINNEAPOLIS October 11Members and Guests are welcome to attend, please call 612.332.2292 to RSVP


KEY CONTACTSFrank DiLapo , CCMGeneral Managerfrankd@mplsclub.org, ext. 380Suzy KaderlikExecutive Assistantsuzyk@mplsclub.org, ext. 330Margaret LetoMembership Directormargaretl@mplsclub.org, ext. 308Pat Brengman & Daniel OlsonFront Desk & Concierge Teampatb@mplsclub.org, ext. 306danielo@mplsclub.org, ext. 332Håkan LundbergExecutive Chefhakanl@mplsclub.org, ext. 368Jodie WeappaService Directorjodiew@mplsclub.org, ext. 326Jayme SussnerHealth & Fitness Directorjaymes@mplsclub.org, ext. 444Minneapolis Club729 Second Avenue SouthMinneapolis, Minnesota 55402OCTOBER AT THE CLUBPresortedFirst Class MailU.S. Postage PaidTwin Cities, MNPermit No. 1024Amy CharpentierMember Relations Directoramyc@mplsclub.org, ext. 344Catering Department612.334.0218Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayBook ClubClubEntrepreneurWaterfowl2 3 4 5 Buffet 6 7 8“In theNook”9 10 11 12 13 14 15Travel ClubWine ClubYMG HappyHourLuncheonLecture16 17 18 19 20 21 22LeadershipSeriesDinnerArtist NightReception“In theNook”Auto ClubHauntedHalloweenBash23 24 25 26 27 28 29About the Cover:We are excited to offer spa servicesat the Club. Please take a momentto browse the service menu locatedon page 8. These services will helpus continue 12 our focus on health andwellness.30 31Our Mission:To nurture authentic relationships through the shared experiences ofhospitality, health & wellness, and social, professional & community programming.

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