April - Minneapolis Club

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April - Minneapolis Club

FROM THECLUB PRESIDENTCLUBMEMBERSHIP NEWSPlease markyour calendarsfor the AnnualMeeting of theM i n n e a p o l i sClub on April26 th at 5:30pm. It’s a great Craig Bentdahlopportunity tocatch up withfriends over cocktails and dinnerand to hear about the current statusof our club. April is the time of yearwhen new governors are electedand a new president assumesleadership of the board for the nexttwelve months. We are fortunate tohave Jay Novak in line to becomethe 118 th president of our club, andI know he will do a great job. I havethoroughly enjoyed serving as yourpresident over the past year, andI’d like to thank my fellow governorsfor all their efforts on behalf of theMinneapolis Club. I’d also like tothank Frank DiLapo for doing sucha great job as our general managerand all of the staff for making ourclub such a special place.I’d like to devote the rest of thisletter to an extremely seriousmatter that is (at best) tangentiallyrelated to the mission of theMinneapolis Club. Now that wehave a cozy new bar in the Puband a growing number of membersusing this terrific amenity, I’ve beenthinking about one of the greatmedical questions of our time:Is Drinking in Moderation GoodFor Your Health? The U.S.D.A.recently released the DietaryGuidelines for Americans, and it’sconclusions place the governmentsquarely on the “drinking is goodfor you” side of the argument.For example, the report statesthat moderate drinking is good foryour heart and your brain. To wit,“evidence suggests that comparedwith non-drinkers, individualswho drink moderately have aslower cognitive decline withage.” At dinner parties I’veoften observed that drinkingmakes me smarter, so perhapsthe government researchersare right. Another encouragingconclusion of the reportconcerns cardiovascular health:“strong evidence consistentlydemonstrates that compared tonon-drinkers, individuals who drinkmoderately have a lower risk ofcoronary heart disease.” In recentyears, many of us have seen articlestouting the same conclusion,but now the U.S. government isjumping on the bandwagon. Is thistoo good to be true? Unfortunately,an argument can be made that thegovernment’s Dietary Guidelines,which include the ubiquitous FoodPyramid, should be treated witha healthy degree of skepticism.For years, the Food Pyramid hasencouraged a diet heavy on bread,cereal and pasta, and light on fruitsand vegetables. At the same time,childhood obesity has become anepidemic and we are now one ofthe fattest nations on earth. Thereis no government sanctioned foodpyramid in France, and the Frenchare much skinnier than we are.So can you really trust the U.S.government when it comes torecommendations on your diet andhealth?I happen to be a strong believerin the private sector, and beingMinnesota born and bred, I knowthat Minnesotans are really smart.Thus, I’m more inclined to rely onlocal knowledge, especially if it’scoming from a non-governmentsource. The medical professionalsat the Mayo Clinic have given somethought to the health impact ofmoderate drinking, and accordingto their web site, the benefits ofmoderate drinking may includereduced risk of developing heartdisease, lower risk of gallstones,and possibly lower risk of strokeor diabetes. This sounds great.But alas, Mayo also says thatthe evidence about the possiblehealth benefits of alcohol isn’tcertain, and that alcohol may notbenefit everyone who drinks. Ifyou’re older and have existing riskfactors for heart disease, such ashigh cholesterol, the evidence of apotential benefit is greater. But ifyou’re a middle-aged or youngeradult, some evidence shows thateven moderate alcohol use maycause more harm than good. Andif you’re a woman, alcohol mayincrease your risk of breast cancer.In other words, the health benefitsof moderate alcohol use are asclear as mud.This leads to another questionregarding the benefits of moderatealcohol use: what is “moderate”drinking? The U.S.D.A. definesmoderate drinking as follows: formen, a maximum of 4 drinks peroccasion or 14 drinks per week,and for women, up to 3 drinks peroccasion or 7 drinks per week.Really? If my wife had threeglasses of wine at dinner, shewould happily place the nearestlampshade on her head…The logical conclusion to all thisnonsense is simple: the U.S.D.A.report on the health benefits ofalcohol consumption is really justa conspiracy orchestrated bylobbyists for the beer, wine, andspirits industries.That being said, I will gladlyraise a glass to your healthany time, especially if it’sat the Minneapolis Club.Cheers!W E A R E A P P R O A C H I N GMEMBERSHIP CAPACITYMembership at the Club grewsignificantly last year with 110new members. We hope to dothe same in the coming years. Byadding 100 more member the Clubwould need to begin a waiting listfor membership! This is an excitingand attainable goal that we willreach in the next few years.To ensure our success, the Boardof Governors has set our initiationfee for resident members at $3,500for 2011. Please inquire aboutmembership pricing for thoseunder 40.George KlauserPresident andCEOOpportunityPartnersSponsor:Jon ThompsonJason AsmusAttorneyBriggs andMorgan, P.A.Sponsor:Brian WengerThe Membership Committeeand the Board of Governors willreview the initiation fee structureannually, and expect to increaseit yearly as we get closer to ourwaiting list goal.We are quickly adding great valueto membership at the MinneapolisC l u b . W i t h o u r r e c i p r o c i t yagreement at Windsong Farms,the fitness center expansion,added child care facility, and manyother Club improvements lookingto take place in the next few yearswe expect the Club to fill in no time.W e l c o m e New MembersJeff GriffingChief RevenueOfficerStar TribuneSponsor:MichaelKlingensmithFather Paul JarvisChurch of theGuardian AngelsHonorary MemberAndrew WebbExecutive DirectorInvestment Mgmt.Goldridge CapitalPartnersSponsor:Sargent JohnsonMargaret LetoMembership DirectorPlease tell your friends andassociates that the Club will neverbe more affordable to join thannow.Please contact Margaret Leto atMargaretL@mplsclub.org with anyquestions regarding Membership atthe Minneapolis Club.Father PeterLairdArchdioceseof St. Paul andMinneapolisHonorary MemberTom WambergCEOStratford FidelitySponsor:Jeffrey NevinEmily DalagerProject DeveloperHorizon WindEnergySponsor:Sargent Johnson2 Minneapolis April 2011 3


AprilA T A G L A N C EMayBook ClubTuesday, April 511:30 amCleopatra: A Lifeby Stacy SchiffYoga and WineWednesday, April 135:30 pm45 min Yoga classfollowed by a casualwine tasting.Indoor TriathlonApril 25-30Details on page 6Book Club LuncheonTuesday, May 311:30 amCradle of Gold: The Story ofHiram Bingham, a Real-LifeIndiana Jones, and the Search forMachu Pichu by Christopher HeaneySaturday Rooftop SpinningSaturday, May 148:30 - 10:30 amIntense 90 min weekend workoutfollowed by complimentary juice, coffeeand fruit. Call the fitness center toreserve your bike.Mentor DialogueBreakfastWednesday, April 67:30 amDeb HoppVP and PublisherMSPCommunicationsClub EntrepreneurThursday, April 711:30 amTalking ‘bout myGeneration:Communicationacross generationsDr Amy S TolbertTravel ClubWednesday, April 2011:30 amPhil Pelto: Biking theBig Island of HawaiiHappy HourHosted by the YoungMembers CommitteeWednesday, April 205:30 -8:30Drink and AppetizerSpecials in the PubAnnual MeetingTuesday, April 265:30 Reception6:30 DinnerExecutive AssistantAppreciationReceptionWednesday, April 274:00-6:00 pmDetails on pg 8Club EntrepreneurThursday, May 511:30 amGrow Your Business:One Decision at a TimeNick Tasler: President and CEO ofWork Better LLCAuthor and Business Week ColumnistCinco de Mayo Dinner BuffetIn the PubThursday, May 55:30 - 8:30 pmCelebrate Cinco de Mayo with aMexican dinner buffet anddrink specials in the Pub.Travel ClubWednesday, May 1811:30 amThe Travel Club is looking for speakersto share their travel stories, tips, anddestination suggestions.If interested please contactAmy Charpentier amyc@mplsclub.orgFront Yard Happy HourWednesday, May 184:30 - 7:30 pmMingle with other members and enjoythe beautiful spring weather at the firstFront Yard Happy Hour of the year.CFWC TastingThursday, April 76:00 pmTaste a variety ofReislings and enjoyJersey BoysTheater EventFriday, April 226:00 Dinner7:30 Bus to Theater8:00 ShowAuto Club LuncheonThursday, April 2811:30 amLunch in the CarClub CornerMother’s Day BrunchSunday, May 8Reservations available from10:30 am - 2:00 pmBring your mother to the Clubfor brunch to show her how much youappreciate all that she does for you.Mother Daughter TeaSaturday, May 2111:30 am - 1:30 pmSave the Date to join us for thisyear’s Mother Daughter Tea Party!Twins Home OpenerFriday, April 8Special Happy Hourin the Pub during the Game3:10 pm GameWatch it with us in the PubSaturday SpinningApril 9 and 238:30-10:0090 min weekendworkout.(4/23 on the rooftopif weather permits)Easter BrunchSunday, April 24Reservations available from10:30 am - 2:00 pmCelebrate the holiday with your family and friends atthe Minneapolis Club’s Easter Brunch!Enjoy a spectacular buffet and take a walk throughan Animal Petting Zoo!$39.50 adults - $17.50 children (4-12)children under 3 complimentaryLuncheon LectureTuesday, May 1012:00 pmMinnesota Vikings Update fromLester Bagley: VP of Public Affairsand Stadium DevelopmentRick Spielman: VP of Player PersonelLeadership Series DinnerThursday, May 125:30 - 8:00 pmGeorge W. Buckley:3M Chairman, President andChief Executive OfficerOpen House at Windsong Farm Golf ClubTuesday, May 244:30 - 7:30 pmThis open house is an opportunity forMinneapolis Club members to see all thatWindsong Farm Golf Club has to offer.Auto Club LunchThursday, May 2611:30 amJoin fellow auto enthusiasts for lunchin the Car Club Corner.4 Minneapolis April 2011 5


Cardio Core ExpressA structured cardio class with atwist of core. Includes lunch from the500 FIT menu for pick up in the Pub.2 new 4 week sessionsWednesdays at 12:00 pmMarch 30, April 6, 13, and 20May 11, 18, 25 and June 1Yoga and Wine Night45 minute Yoga class followed bya casual wine tastingWednesday, April 135:30 pmFITNESSSaturday SpinningIntense 90 minute weekend workout.Spinning on the rooftop as weather permitsSaturdays at 8:30 amApril 9th, 23rd and May 14thEVeNTS AND PROGRAMSIndoor TriathlonSwim 10 min, Bike 30 min, and Run 20 min.Compete as an individual in all three eventsand see how your distance ranks against othermembers. Check in at the fitness desk beforeyou start and log your distance after each event.Participate between April 25-30during regular Fitness Center HoursSwimming LessonsSmall class sizes to insure your child’s successSaturdays at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 amApril 2, 9, 16, and 30May 7, 14, and 21Spring Thaw Squash LeagueFun - Intramural - Team PlayThursdays at 5:00 pmMarch 31 - May 19No league on April 7 or 28constructionThe construction has begun on the 4thfloor fitness center expansion. Thesephotos were taken March 4th and March10th. They show the future site of 2 groupexercise studios and a child care facility.We are excited about the progress and willcontinue to keep you updatedWindsong FarmGolf Reciprocity 2011Your Minneapolis Club membershipprovides you the opportunity to:• Play golf twice per month with onlypaying green fees• Host small group outings• Enjoy unlimited clubhouse dining access• Have your children participate in thejunior golf program• Participate in great Minneapolis Club golfoutings 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 orconcierge@mplsclub.orgContact the fitness center at612-332-2292 ext 440 or fitness@mplsclub.orgfor more information or to sign up!Look to our website andfuture communications for information onClub Golf Events at Windsong Farms.6 Minneapolis April 2011 7


*ANNOUNCEMENTSABOUT YOURMaria Lodyguina won first place at theLocal Chaine Young Chef’s Competition at Le Cordon BleuThe Chaine de Rotisseures is an international organization that promotesculinary excellence. Each year a competition is held to determine the best‘young chef’ in the world, and we are proud to announce that our own MariaLodyguina won the local competition and will now go on to represent Minnesotaat the regional cook off held in Cincinnati, OH. Maria competed against 8other young chefs from area restaurants and clubs to earn this top honor.Congratulations Maria - we a proud to have you at the Club!Minneapolis Club member Sally Sweatt’s belovedScottish deerhound Hickory wonBest of Show at Westmintster on 2/15/11.Congratulations to Sally on this memorable achievement!John Gregory Skillrudwas born at 3:38 pmon Friday, February 4.The family is home anddoing well. Sarah and Ionare excited to begin thejourney of parenthood.Congratulations to youboth on the newest Skillrudfamily addition!Jaxon Matthew Kleinbrookfinally made his entranceon February 3, 2011 at2:21 p.m. The family ishome and doing well.Congratulations to Sara(trainer in the fitness center)and her husband Matt onthe newest Kleinbrookfamily addition!Minneapolis Club memberDennis McGrath named the St. Paulambassador to the MinneapolisSt. Patrick’s Day parade!McGrath is the first DistinguishedAmbassador from St. Paul. He wasselected from a final field of eight wellknown St. Paul citizens and will holdthe position throughout the coming year. He will appearat various Irish celebrations including the annual IrishFair on Harriet Island. This new position was created toencourage people from both cities to celebrate the greatday together. Congratulations Dennis! We hope youenjoyed your time at the Minneapolis St. Patrick’s DayParade.*information from the Irish GazetteMinneapolis Clubmember Steve Thomashas been chosen tocreate the official 2011Minnesota State FairCommemorative Art.Steve was chosen fromnearly 80 applicants by apanel of judges includingState Fair staff andmembers of the visual artscommunity. His originalart will be unveiled atthe fairgrounds in Juneand displayed at the FineArts Center during thefair’s 12-day run. Theartwork displayed left isan example of his work.LookingAheadMemorial DayMonday, May 30Club ClosedJune at the ClubClub EntrepreneurThursday, June 2Book ClubTuesday, June 7Travel ClubWednesday, June 15Front Yard Happy HourWednesday, June 15Auto Club LuncheonThursday, June 23July at the ClubAnnual Club Shutdown:July 1-10(Closed at 3:00 pm Friday, July 1)Book ClubTuesday, July 12Westside StoryWednesday, July 13Travel ClubWednesday, July 20Front Yard Happy HourWednesday, July 20Auto Club LuncheonThursday, July 28Minneapolis ClubiPhone and Smartphone AppIt is with great excitement that we annouce therelease of our Club’s new iPhone app, called MyClub!Now you can interact with the Club right on youriPhone, iPad or other Smartphone device wheneverand wherever you are. Using this new technologywe will be able to bring the club’s resources directlyto you and keep you informed of what’s going on atyour club.With this app you can:• stay informed about upcoming events at the club, and make reservationsand arrangements to attend those event right from your phone• receive instant updates and announcements from the Club includingdinner specials and ticket updates• have access to phone numbers and email address for club managementand other club members right at your finger tipsThese are just a few of the many intuitive new features of the MyClubapp. Try it out and see for yourself how easy it is to interact with your clubwhenever and wherever you are!Look for details on how to download and access this app in upcoming emailsand on the Minneapolis Club website. If you have any questions, pleasecontact Amy Charpentier: 612-332-2292 ext 344 or amyc@mplsclub.orgDid you know?The Edward Curtis Gallery is one of the main entrancesof the Minneapolis Club. Take a moment to learn aboutthe photographer the enterance is named afterEdward Curtis was an American photographer born in1868 in Madison, Wisconsin. Curtis undertook a thirtyyear-longventure documenting the vanishing way of lifeof the Native peoples of North America. His masterpiece,The North American Indian, included 20 volumes of text,more than 1500 full-page illustrations, accompaniedby 20 portfolios containing more than 700 copperplatephotogravues.The Edward Curtis Gallery at the Minneapolis Clubproudly displays 12 of these Photogravures that were givenas a gift from Andrew Scott in the Club’s 100th year.Edward S. Curtis* biography from Barry Pritzker’s Edward S. Curtis photograph book. Forcontinued reading, you can find this book in the Club’s library.10 Minneapolis April 2011 11

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