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FROM THECLUB PRESIDENTJay NovakClub PresidentA Year of VitalityRecent years have made it clear thatthe Minneapolis Club is not immunefrom the challenges of recession orinsulated from the benefits of recovery.Equally clear is that Club members,like everyone else, respond favorablyto improvements in amenities, diningchoices, and entertainments.Those two observations, neither of themprofound, explain expanded levels ofactivity in our Clubhouse in 2011, whenour fellow members ordered moremeals, hosted more banquets, attendedmore programs, and made more visitsto the fitness center than in any yearsince pre-recession 2008. The growth inactivity from 2010 to 2011 was especiallystrong, and most especially in diningand program attendance.The number of a la carte “covers”—individuals ordering a breakfast, lunch,or dinner at either the Grill or the Pub—rose from 38,026 in 2010 to 42,086 lastyear, a gain of 10.7 percent. Thanks inlarge part to the reopening for the newlyremodeled Pub and the hiring of ournew chef, dinner covers rose from 4,396to 6,636, a gain of more than 50 percent.Breakfast covers rose from 8,706 to 9618,lunch covers from 24,924 to 25,832.The Club’s banquet participation alsorose in 2011, from 54,288 covers to56,349. Our total food and beveragesales rose to $2,811,947 for the year, again of more than 8 percent. Additionalstrong gains were made in the firstquarter of 2012.The Club’s 10 key annual events—they include the annual Father-and-Daughter Dance, Valentine’s Gala,Easter and Mother’s day brunches, andThanksgiving and Christmas buffets—drew 1,999 members and guests lastyear, up almost 20 percent from 1,668in 2010. Attendance at the Easter 2011brunch was 415, up from 362 in 2010.Attendance at the pre-Christmas SantaBrunch rose from 82 to 139. Meanwhile,monthly Happy Hours organized bythe Young Members Committee havebeen packed with 50 to 70 membersand guests; the Young Members’ 15-seatMentor Dialogue Series of presentationshave been attended at full capacity, andarts events and luncheon lectures arebetter attended than ever.Visits to the Fitness Center rose from26,094 in 2010 to 28,363 last year. Theincrease might have been much larger,but the expansion and remodeling ofthe Fitness Center—and the additionof our daycare center—was notcompleted until last July. Group exerciseparticipation increased dramaticallyafter the expansion was completed; inthe second half of 2010, attendance ingroup-exercise classes totaled 1,323.In the second half of 2011 it totaled2298, a gain of 74 percent. Yoga-classparticipation more than tripled to 610;Mat Pilates class participation more thandoubled.I will complete my term as Clubpresident on April 30, and I don’t minddisclosing that I’m sorry to have it end.It was an honor to be elected to helpadvance the vitality of an institution thatserves as a town square for business andcivic leaders of the Twin Cities. I value,as I know you do, my associations withour fellow members. The fact that somany of them became so such moreactive in the past year made the yearmuch more fun than I expected.DID YOU KNOW?The Minneapolis Club is ratedas a Platinum Club of Americaby the Club Learers Forum. Thisrating measures the service tomembership, quality of clubfacilities, heritage, and enlightened leadership from Ownership, Management, and Board. This achievement is onlyawarded to 235 clubs out of the 6000 private clubs across the nation; which puts the Minneapolis Club in the topthree percent of Private Clubs. This is something to be proud of!2
MayBook ClubTuesday, May 111:30 amDa Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession,and How Leonardo Created the Worldin His Own Image by Toby LesterClub EntrepreneurThursday, May 311:30 amSpeaker: Navdeep SodhiTopic: “Pricing Your Innovation:Considerations for CommercialSuccess”Quatro De Mayo BuffetFriday, May 45:30 -8:30 pmCelebrate Cinco de Mayo on Friday!Enjoy live music, a Mexican themedinner special, and drink specialsin the Pub!“In the Nook” with Chef HåkanWednesdays, May 9 and 306:00 pmExperience an intimate three-coursedinner presented to you byExecutive Chef Håkan Lundberg$45 - dinner only, additional $30 for wine pairings.Women of the Club Happy HourThursday, May 10 and 304:30 pmWe are excited to announce a series of pop-up panelhappy hours featuring many powerfulfemale Club members. These happyhours will allow you a chance toconnect with other female Clubmembers, and listen as the featuredguests share their stories of success,offer advice, or present their opinionson many important topics.Sign up today! May 10th,September 27th, and November 8thMothers Day BrunchSunday, May 13Reservations available from10:30 am - 2:30 pmHonor your mother or grandmotherby celebrating Mother’s Day at the Club.Call now to reserve your table.612.332.2292Travel Club LuncheonWednesday, May 1611:30 amGrace Strangis will speak abouther passion for Traveling to Volunteer,and will also offer some great opportunities for you.Happy HourHosted by the YoungMembers CommitteeWednesday, April 185:00 pmJoin other Young Members of the Club for drink andappetizer specials in the Pub!Classic Cocktails ClubThursday, May 175:30 pmA tasting of five distinctTequilas and two amazingcocktails made from them.$25 per personAt the May event, Jourdan Gomez of BradstreetCrafthouse will describe the 5 different tequilas to betasted, discuss the distillation process and provide abrief history of the classic rum cocktails.Explore the art of classic cocktails and get ideas forentertaining clients and for conversation.All events are subject to the Minneapolis Club Cancellation Policy. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event will be charged in-full.MINNEAPOLIS April 5
2012 Twins SeasonThe Minneapolis Club has 4 season ticketsin the Legends Club at Target FieldWe have paired the 80 games into40 2 game packages. Each package containsan early season game and a late season game.Get your tickets now! Tickets will not beavailable for single games.See insert for 2 game package details.Tickets are in the Legends ClubSection J - Row 6 - Seats 12 - 15To get the latest information on which2 game packages are still available,check the Services and Facilities Section of ourwebsite, or stop by the Front Desk at the Club.Contact Pat Brengman or Daniel Olsonto get your tickets: 612.332.2292Patb@mplsclub.org or Danielo@mplsclub.orgLegends Club Seats6
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clubCONCIERGE NEWSPat BrengmanConcierge &Front Desk ManagerUpcoming Theater SeasonThe concierge staff has access to a variety ofgreat tickets for the 2012 – 2013 theater season!Upcoming shows include:Beauty and the BeastCatch Me if You CanPriscilla, Queen of the DesertFlashdanceMary PoppinsYou wont want to miss these two big shows!Call now to reserve your seats!Book of Mormon:Friday, February 8th 2013 at 8:00 pmWednesday February 13th, 2013 at 7:30 pm(There are only 50 seats per show and tickets mustclose August 31st 2012.)War Horse:Thursday June 13th, 2013 at 7:30 pmFriday June 21st at 8:00 pmFor all ticket information, contact Pat BrengmanPatb@mplsclub.org or 612.332.2292 ext 3068
Windsong FarmGolf Reciprocity 2012Your Minneapolis Club membership provides you the opportunity to:• Play golf twice per month with only paying green fees• Host small group outings• Enjoy unlimited clubhouse dining access• Have your children participate in the junior golf program• Participate in great Minneapolis Club golf outings and eventsFor more information on Windsong Farm,please visit their website at www.wsfarm.comReservations and tee times should be madethrough the Minneapolis Club Concierge Serviceby contacting (612)332-2292 email@example.comCONNECTIONScontact Amy CharpentierAmyC@mplsclub.org or 612.332.2292 ext 344MINNEAPOLIS April 11
CONTACT US612.firstname.lastname@example.orgFrank DiLapo, CCMGeneral Managerfrankd@mplsclub.org, ext. 380Nancee NystromExecutive Assistantnanceen@mplsclub.org, ext 330Margaret LetoMembership Directormargaretl@mplsclub.org, ext. 308Pat Brengman & Daniel OlsonFront Desk & Concierge Teampatb@mplsclub.org, ext. email@example.com, ext. 332Amy CharpentierMember Relations Directoramyc@mplsclub.org, ext. 344Minneapolis Club729 Second Avenue SouthMinneapolis, Minnesota 55402PresortedFirst Class MailU.S. Postage PaidTwin Cities, MNPermit No. 1024Håkan LundbergExecutive Chefhakanl@mplsclub.org, ext. 368Jodie Weappa & Jessica SciarettaCatering Departmentjodiew@mplsclub.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612.334.0218APRIL AT THE CLUBSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SaturdayBook ClubLuncheonLorin ZinterFood and Beverage Directorlorinz@mplsclub.org, ext 326Jayme SussnerHealth & Fitness Directorjaymes@mplsclub.org, ext. 444EasterBrunch1 2 3 4 5 6 7MemberConnectionsMemberConnectionsIn the NookClubEntrepreneurMemberConnections8 9 10 11 12 13 14Tax DayBluesTravel ClubLuncheonYMG HappyHour15 16 17 18 19 20 21MemberConnectionsAnnualMeetingMemberConnectionsIn the NookAuto ClubLuncheonMemberConnectionsCFWCTasting22 23 24 25 26 27 281229 30Our Mission:To nurture authentic relationships through the shared experiences ofhospitality, health & wellness, and social, professional & community programming.