October 2011 Issue - MarinaCityClub.net

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October 2011 Issue - MarinaCityClub.net

A Publication of Marina City Club October 2011MCC’s AnnualHalloween Costume PartyFriday, October 28Prizes galore in5 catagories:Best CoupleBest Female, Best MaleScariestMost CreativeGrand Prizefor Best Couple:Round TripTwo Nites Las VegasOther Prizes Include:$100.00 DinnerCertificate @Cheesecake Factory:donated by“Charles Lederman'sMarina City Realty”$250.00Exercize and WellnessConsulting Packageone-on-one withTyrone PerkinsDr Roalene Glickman’s“OPTIMAL THINKING”Book and TapesBuffet opens6 -10 p.m.•$25 .95++per person•Rock all Nightwith"Ferrari and Friends"from7-11 p.m.•Face PaintersandHenna Artists•ReservationsRequiredfor thisSell Out Event!•CALLExt 215TODAY!…many more prizes for great costumes


2all has arrived bringing more fun & exciting events inFthe Restaurant. Monday night football returns(finally!). We have the Flat screens behind the bar andthe Large Big Screen in the dining room to watch all theMonday Night Games on. In addition to the regular menuand weekly specials, Chef has put together a great Slidermenu for us, to pair alongside some great Microbrews!Slider Menu will include a Bacon Cheddar Slider, PulledPork slider and Portobello Mushroom slider to name a few,for only $3++. We will also feature French Fry Plateoptions, with choices like Parmesan and Rosemary or ChiliCheese, for $3.75++. Microbrews added to our Beer Listare Hanger 24 Orange Wheat, Alaskan Amber Ale, andSierra Nevada Pale Ale for $6 or a Bucket for $25.We have an amazing Theatre troupe performing asneak preview for us in the Ballroom on Monday, October3rd at 8pm. CRE theatre troupe is the only fully blindtroupe in all of the US. This amazing group of individualswill perform solely on their hearing and feeling senses. Thisperformance is no cost to members, so we encourageEVERYONE to come down to see this group; you will trulybe inspired. We invite you to have dinner and drinksbefore or after the performance.Authors Corner continues on October 20th in theBallroom at 8pm, with our resident member RosaleneGlickman, Ph.D. She will be speaking about her book,Optimal Thinking: How to be Your Best Self."To fast create an optimal life, lifestyle, and future,read, digest, and use Optimal Thinking."- Mark Victor Hanson, co-creator, New York Timesbestselling series Chicken Soup for the SoulPlease come support your fellow MCC member, andsupport your restaurant by enjoying dinner before or afterthe presentation.It’s that time of year again for our annual HALLOWEENBASH! Friday, October 28th our good friends FERRARI ANDFRIENDS are back, from 7-11pm to rock with us all night.Buffet opens at 6pm to 10pm, and is $25.95++ per person.Don Mantarro will be our fabulous MC that night, and wewill be giving away amazing prizes, including an airlineFlight voucher for $200 for the Best Couple Costume. Alsoprizes for Scariest Costume, Sexiest Costume and MostCreative costume to name a few. Reservations requiredfor this Sold Out event at Ext 215.Holidays are coming upon us fast, and if you oranyone you know is looking for the perfect Holiday Movie PartyVenue space, please contact the Banquet Manager, Night atExt 211. Dates are still available but will fill up fast!at theVisitPolo Clubhouse!our website at www.marinacityclubevents.com~The Restaurant and Café StaffRestaurantNewsBy Candace Miller,Food & Beverage DirectorFriday, July 25Feel like a kid again as you watch“Grease”under the stars at the Polo Clubhouse.$12 for adults$9 for kids(includes lots of sweets!)Prix FixeMenu SpecialsonTuesday & Thursdayeach weekfor$16.95plus tax and tipChoose froma soup or saladfor course onemain entréefor course twoand dessertfor course threeWelcome New MembersBranson & Glenn BollingerMichael & Stacy Brylawski*Jeff Cooper*Deborah FeldhausAmy Hammond*Thom KozikFred & Marilee Karlson*Amanda LewisMartha McCarthyJeff McDonaldSindy Messing*Fred NobleCelia StewardDennis & Jordan TartakowKamran & Shahla Vasseghi*Ekaterina Yarotskaya** non-resident membersMONDAY NIGHTMOVIES7:30 P.M.October 3(No Movie)October 10The Lincoln LawyerOctober 17Just Go With ItOctober 24TangledOctober 31Tangled


Message fromthe PresidentBy Nate Holden,President of the Marina City ClubHomeowners AssociationMARINA CITY CLUB4333 Admiralty WayMarina del Rey, CA 90292(310) 822-0611BOARD OF DIRECTORSNate HoldenPresidentTony LiefVice PresidentJerry SimonoffChief Financial OfficerMarie RassmanSecretaryElyse FildermanDirectorMCC CLUB COUNCILElyse FildermanPresidentSue LiefFitness/MembershipJohn Marshall & Ernie FinoTennisSandy AbouafRestaurant CommitteeBill BerkovitzNon-Resident RepresentativeMARINA CITY CLUB STAFFSusan LarsonInterim General ManagerCatriona McCarthyAssistant ManagerRose JudkinsDirector of Resident ServicesGina AmmiratoDirector of Property ServicesSusan StohrerDirector of Fitness CenterGene DesrochersTennis DirectorDiane BrooksTennis CoordinatorMark BaldusDirector of EngineeringMARINA LIFESTYLE MAGAZINEMarina Lifestyle Magazineis a monthly publication ofthe Marina City Club.For editorial information,please contact theExecutive Office:phone:(310) 822-0611, Ext. 236fax:(310) 578-4905www.nateholden.comDear Homeowner,I hope you have enjoyed your summer here at the Marina City Club. Youwill agree it’s been like a country club environment. For this summer, weadded beautiful, new blue windbreakers surrounding the pool areas. Weplaced new plants in planters, which enhanced the tropical atmosphere. Weadded two cabanas, which were used frequently and appreciated by thehomeowners and their guests. The filters in the Jacuzzis and swimming poolswere changed on schedule, thereby maintaining clarity and cleanliness ofthe water. Next summer will be even better, as we will budget for twoadditional cabanas, as requested, for the convenience of you and yourguests.Fitness Center RemodelNow that fall is upon us, we have made plans to complete theremodeling of the men’s and women’s fitness center. The demolition andconstruction should start within the first week of October. Please be patient,as the renovation of the fitness center is estimated to take approximately twomonths.The Jacuzzis, showers, sauna, and men’s and women’s bathrooms will notbe available for use during construction. The down-time and waiting will beworth it! When this project is finished, you will have the installation of newJacuzzis, showers, saunas, mirrors, sinks and toilets. The ceiling and walls of thesauna will be constructed of Aspen wood, which is very beautiful. The countertops will be laminated with granite. Some of the flooring will be carpeting andKeystone Mosaic color body porcelain tile. The walls will be covered withMatte Almond Wall Tile. The floor base will be covered with Matte AlmondCove Tile. The ceilings will be covered with Matte Tile also. Once the men’sand women’s fitness center has been completed, you will agree that it will bea major improvement for us here at the Marina City Club. We can look for,and expect, an increase in our membership – that’s always a good thing.Warning! Warning! Warning!Last month, I forewarned the homeowners with pets that the CountyAnimal Care and Control Department will be beefing up patrol here at theMarina City Club and enforcing the Los Angeles County Code that states: It isnot permissible to let your dog run at large any time with or without a license(Code Title 10, Section 10.32.010). The Marina City Club management hasbeen informed that the County’s Animal Care and Control Department plansto be present and enforce the local laws which require pet owners to abideby. Pet owners are required to clean up after their pets, as well as licensing,microchipping, spaying and neutering, and vaccinating their pets. As I statedlast month, violators may be fined $174. An additional fine of $174 will beincurred for pets without a license, as well as pets without a rabiesvaccination.For additional information regarding animal laws and ordinances, petlicensing, microchipping, and vaccinations, contact the Los Angeles CountyDepartment of Animal Care and Control at (562) 728-4706 or visit thedepartment’s website at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov.


MCC Singles Championshipsa SuccessThe 2011 MCC Singles Championship was heldon September 11-12. Thirteen entrantscompeted in the 3.5 and Open divisions. Six co-ed3.5s competed and the winner was Ron Hirji over BillBoyd, in an hour-and-a-half final on Court 2, 6-0, 6-2.Lorri Mandekic was victorious in the Consolationdivision of the 3.5 level.In the Open Division, last year’s runner-up,Stephen Hall played Carlos Dunkerly in an excitingnoon final on Court 1. Stephen hit amazinggroundies and serves to outlast an aggressive, netrushing Carlos in one hour and forty minutes, 6-4, 6-3.In the Open Consolation Division, Geoff Ingramdefeated Lamont Cosby in the final 6-1, 3-6, 10-2.October15-16Oh Calcutta!$25/playerCall Gene or Diane atExt. 326 or 223 to sign upSeptember 7 DeadlineThanks to all thebrave players whoparticipated in this year's tournament.Twenty-five spectators enjoyed the finals whileeating burgers and dogs off the grill at court one,courtesy of our teaching pro, Chris Hausman. In all,over 50 people attended matches, ate barbeque,and drank refreshments over the two days betweennoon and 3pm when barbeques were going.Please come out to our next tournament, theCalcutta on October 15 and 16 when we will onceagain have barbeques on both Saturday andSunday at noon so members and guests can enjoythe tennis and fill their stomachs.4Ron Hirji, Carlos Dunkerly, Lorri Mandekic, Bill Boyd, and Champ Stephen Hall


IMember Highlight:Wayne Pridgenn the beginning of the year Wayne took on theGet Serious Training Formula Challenge totransform his body to a stronger, healthier version ofhimself. His success came from his dedication tomake specific changes in his eating plan as well ashis determination to maintain a consistent andbalanced workout routine. Like anything, this was anadjustment that took time to put into place. Waynehad to rethink how and what to eat so as to fuel hisbody to a more efficient fat burning machine. Healso had to allot time for himself to work out 3 timesa week. Now that Wayne truly understands theprogram he is able to put meals and workoutstogether more easily and his results are the ultimateproof that it can be done.Wayne is a busy person just like yourself. Workand family obligations consume our time and seemto take away the time available for taking care ofourselves. But with a proper nutrition and exerciseprogram designed just for you, you can hone in onSusan Stohrer, Fitness Directorwhat you need to do for you to succeed. Waynedoes 30 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes offlexibility, 3 times a week. He also implements a 45minute strength program 3 times a week. The addedcomponent which has allowed him to reach hiscurrent physique is the addition of his nutrition planwhich many of us neglect. Wayne regularly eats[yes, I said regularly], he doesn’t skip meals. He iseating a balance percentage of protein,carbohydrates and fat [yes, I said fat – he just makessure they are the healthier fat options], every 3 – 4hours to maintain a consistent blood sugar level andultimately a balanced energy level.With the guidance, motivation, superiorknowledge and genuine concern of his trainer(Tyrone Perkins, certified strength and nutritionspecialist) Wayne is now in his best physicalconditioning since his military days back at bootcamp. Congratulations Wayne on your amazingtransformation! You are an inspiration to us all!BeforeAfter6


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday2Prix Fixe DinnerSpecialsEarly Bird Spec.$11.95++5-6:30 p.m. 5-6:30 p.m.9 Cardio 10 Bridge Night 11Tennis 9 a.m.Movie NightSomethingBorrowedEarly Bird Spec.$11.95++October 2011SAVE THE DATE:Thanksgiving Brunch – November 24 – 11:30am-4pm.String Duet from 12-3pm, $36.95 Adults, $17.95 (12 to 6) under 5 are free!CardioTennis 9 a.m.CRE Theaterin BallroomEarly Bird Spec.$11.95++3 Bridge Night 4 Early Bird 56 Dining & 7Dancing w/8DJ Tom FoleyPrix Fixe DinnerSpecialsEarly Bird Spec.$11.95++5-6:30 p.m.23 Cardio Tennis24 Bridge Night25 2630Movie NightPrix Fixe Dinner Early BirdHannaSpecials SpecialsCardio Tennis31$11.95++Movie NightEarly Bird Spec. 5-6:30 p.m.The Amityville$11.95++Horror 5-6:30 p.m.Happy Hour5-7 p.m.12Dining &13 14Prix Fixe DinnerDancing w/Specials A Stack of 45’s16 Cardio 17 Bridge Night 18 Early Bird 19 Prix Fixe 20 Dining & 2122Tennis 9 a.m.Specials Dinner SpecialsDancing w/Prix Fixe DinnerSpecials$11.95++Mystic Night5-6:30 p.m.TrioMovie NightUnknownEarly Bird Spec.$11.95++5-6:30 p.m.Western Night – Friday, November 18Line Dancing Instructor and music from 7-11pmJazz with Janis Mann -Thursday, November 10, 6:30-9:30pm.Early Bird Spec.$11.95++5-6:30 p.m.Specials$11.95++5-6:30 p.m.Early BirdSpecials$11.95++5-6:30 p.m.Prix Fixe DinnerSpecialsAuthor’s CornerwithRosaleeGlickman8 p.m.Happy Hour5-7 p.m.Happy Hour5-7 p.m.27 2829Prix Fixe Dinner HALLOWEENSpecialsPARTY!Ferrari andFriendsNo Room Service115Rejuvenate your scalpand condition your hairwith our exciting new spaconditioning treatmentstraight from Italy.Treatment includes acomplimentary hair maskfor home use.Call to book your appointment with Ari!Salon Phone Number: 310-305-4009Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-57


Monday, October 3 rd at 8pmin The Galaxy RoomAuthor’s CornerThursday, October 20 th• 8 p.m.with authorRosalene Glickman, Ph.D.Created by Dr. RosaleneGlickman, repeatedlyhonored by the media as"Australia's Most SuccessfulWoman," Optimal Thinkingprograms throughout theworld are replacing the "thinkpositive!" motto which hasbeen with us for decades.Author, RosaleneGlickman, Ph.D. received theI.R.W.I.N. Award (IndustryRecognition for Writers In The News) in the Best Non-Fiction category for Optimal Thinking by the BookPublicists of Southern California.4333 Admiralty WayMarina del Rey, CA 90292310.822.0611

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