F E B R U A R Y 2015 - University Club of Michigan State University

february 2015
N E WS & E V E N T S E xclus i ve ly fo r M em b e r s o f t h e Un i ve r s i t y Clu b o f M i ch i g an S tate Un i ve r s i t y
Valentine's Day Dinner
Saturday, February 14
5:30 - 10:00 p.m. • Heritage Room
Featuring: Vocalist Nikki Zeeb Fowler & Pianist Ricky Nalett
Dancing: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Treat your Valentine to dinner at the Club in our beautiful
Heritage Room, with the romantic music of vocalist Nikki Zeeb
Fowler accompanied by Ricky Nalett on piano! Executive Chef
Findley has prepared a lovely Valentine’s Day menu that includes
Sweetheart Specials for Two, plus Cupid’s cocktails, wine, and
champagne specials.
Need a gift for your Valentine?
All entrées include our delectable Sweets & Coffee Bar featuring
a chocolate fountain with assorted dippers, cheesecakes, tarts,
trifles, cookies, brownies, and more.
Date Night Childcare: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a wonderful evening with your loved one! Call 353-5111 to
make your reservation right away [2202].
Please note: This event replaces regular dinner service in Mingle and all
members will be served in the Heritage Room. Mixx will be open & serving
a limited lounge menu.
A day at the spa would make any Valentine
happy! (See back cover for package options.)
A U-Club gift card good for a delicious meal at the
Club or a pampering spa service is the perfect gift for
your Valentine! Call 353-5113 to purchase a gift card today.
Don’t worry about a babysitter for Valentine’s Day! While you're
enjoying a romantic dinner at the Club, the kids will have fun at their
own Kidz Club Date Night party! Kids will have a ball with their friends,
making crafts and playing games. With a kid's meal included, it's the
best babysitting value in town! Call 353-5111 to make reservations.
Please note: Kid's meals will be served from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
$10 per child • Sign up prior to February 13 at 5:00 p.m. & save $3 per child!
Where U Belong Membership Campaign
Now in Full Swing!
Our Where U Belong membership campaign is off to a great start!
Thank you to the following members for doing their part and
sponsoring a new member:
Verne Alexander • Barry Casler • Lori Emmons
Dr. Wanda Lipscomb (two members) • Lawrence Nolan
Don & Jeanette Ristow
There's still plenty of time for you to bring in a new member!
Spread the word to your contacts -- you might be surprised at
who responds! You can help promote the Club this month by:
Handing out the Where U Belong cards that were mailed to you
last month to anyone who might be interested in joining the
Club. If you'd like more, the cards can be picked up at either front
desk any time!
• Inviting a prospective member to our complimentary membership brunch on Sunday, February 22 at noon. Call 353-5111 to RSVP. •
Sharing our video testimonials
and posting a photo or comment
highlighting what you enjoy about the
U-Club on your favorite social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, and LinkedIn—using the #WhereUBelong hashtag.
• Emailing the promotional flyer located in our online toolkit to a
prospective member friend.
Join by April 30 and pay just
$200 for social initiation!
Member Testimonial Videos
U-Club Video Tour
Around the Club…
News & Updates from CEO/GM Karen Grannemann, CCM
On February 2, we launch our winter menus in Mingle & Mixx, featuring a whole
new array of delicious appetizers, salads, soups, entrées, sandwiches, and desserts
for your enjoyment. The process we undergo three times each year to make this
happen is impressive…one I think you might be interested in knowing!
University Club of Michigan State University
3435 Forest Road, P.O. Box 27157
Lansing, MI 48909-7157
Reservations & General Info........................353-5111
Work on a new menu begins months in advance. In fact, as we roll out this new
menu on February 2, the chefs are already thinking about the next cycle—
creating new items and introducing some of them as daily specials for feedback.
As a staff, we review sales figures and comments from the servers (representing the feedback they
have received from you) to determine what stays and what goes. The chefs’ proposals are then
analyzed for variety; options for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan; seasonal appeal; and many
other factors.
Catering Department................................... 353-5112
• Marilyn Mays, Catering Sales Director
• Janice Thelen, Catering Sales Manager
• Stephanie Parish, Catering Sales Manager
Fitness Center & Spa..................................... 353-5113
Executive Offices............................................ 353-5114
• Karen Grannemann, CEO & General Manager
• John Fischette, Chief Engineer
The next phase is the most unique. Several weeks before a new menu launches, we conduct a
menu training session. We prepare every new dish from every menu, and our chefs introduce
these items to the entire à la carte staff (about 20 people). During the presentation, they describe
the ingredients, the preparation, how things can be tailored to individual preferences, and much
more. The servers are given a study guide, and are invited to ask questions, take notes, and taste
every dish. The final step is a menu test, which every server must successfully complete with a
passing score.
Member Services...........................................353-5350
• Phyllis Riley, Director of Membership
• Angela Berry, Communications Manager
• Deborah Barosko, Human Resources Director
• Accounting
Food & Beverage Department..................353-5351
• Brandi Kirchhoff, Director of Food & Bev. Service
• John Findley, Executive Chef
Hours of research, preparation, cooking, class participation, studying, testing, grading, and
follow-up go into the proper implementation of every new menu. We make this sizable
investment so your server can answer questions and assist you with your selections; so you aren’t
told, “I don’t know, I’ve never tried it.”
Dining Hours
Monday - Friday
7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Monday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This is just one of the many ways we work hard behind the scenes to make sure your Club
experience is a positive one…one you will want to share with others! I’ve talked with many of you
who are already working to recruit new members for our Every Member Get a Member campaign
called Where U Belong. Please invite your candidates to this month’s Prospective Member Brunch
on Sunday, February 22, at noon. In addition to our outstanding brunch offering, staff will be
present to provide information, answer questions, and conduct tours.
So come on in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner…we’re confident you’ll love these new menus! We
look forward to seeing you soon in Mingle or Mixx, and to welcoming your friends and colleagues
to the Club!
Tuesday - Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Warmest regards,
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Complimentary Coffee
Monday - Friday
University Club of
Michigan State University
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Kidz Club Childcare
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Available to children of members & their guests while on
premise. Also available to non-members while they are
enjoying a spa service or dining. Accepting infants to age
twelve; 24-hour notice required for children younger than
two. Call 353-5113.
Fitness Center & Spa
Monday - Friday
5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Board of Directors
Patrick McPharlin, President
William Beekman, Vice President & Membership Chair
David Closs, Secretary
Ray Schmidgall, Treasurer & Finance Chair
David Brower, Director
Stella Cash, Social Chair William Dansby, Director
Tiffany Dowling, Director
Mark Haas, Director
Wanda Lipscomb, Past President & Family Fun Council Chair
James Potchen, Director
June Youatt, Director
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Membership at the U-Club Takes You Places!
Club Spotlight
Monday - Friday
Your U-Club membership gives you access to hundreds
of wonderful exclusive clubs across the U.S. and around
the world! As you travel throughout the year, be sure to
take advantage of this great membership perk! Visit the
U-Club's website at www.universityclubofmsu.org for a
full list of reciprocal clubs and complete details. Be sure to
call the U-Club to have a letter of introduction sent prior to
your visit.
One block from the State Capitol in the historic heart of downtown Tallahassee, The Governors Club
provides fine and casual dining with superb service and warm Southern hospitality. Learn more
about this beautiful club at www.govclub.org and make plans to visit!
Special Hours
Please note the following dates when the U-Club’s hours will vary from
published operating hours:
February 16
February 28 (Sparrow Gala)
Mixx & Mingle Closed Closed Fitness, Spa & Childcare*
Regular Hours
Regular Hours
Every Thursday
Regular Happenings at the Club
Tuesday Mingle Table
Every Tuesday
Noon • Mingle • Buffet Lunch: $12++
Join us at a community table to share in
good conversation over a social lunch.
Wine Night
Every Wednesday
5:30 - 9:00 p.m. • Mixx & Mingle
Enjoy half-off bottles of select wine in
Mingle and Mixx every Wednesday night!
Member Mixxer
Every Thursday
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. • Mixx
Come socialize with fellow
members and enjoy
50% off red wine flights,
a complimentary appetizer, plus 50% off well &
call cocktails and all small plate appetizers. Bring a
friend and meet some new ones at this fun event!
Every FRIDAY (during Lent)
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry
Feb. 18 - Ash Wednesday
& Every Friday during Lent
(through April 3)
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy tasty beerbattered flash-fried or
baked cod, served with
a crisp garden salad,
traditional chips, and
crispy hush puppies.
Adults: $13++ • Children 4-11: $6++
Children 3 & Under: FREE
Sunday Brunch
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Heritage Room
Join us every Sunday for the best brunch in
town! Featuring an array of cold salads, seafood
delicacies, fresh fruits, breakfast favorites, hot
entrées, made-to-order omelets, and chef's
carving station, topped off with a sinful selection
of pastries and desserts.
Adults: $23++ • Children 4-11: $9++
Children 3 & Under: FREE
Special Entertainment:
February 1 - Pianist Sangmi Lim
February 8 - Ricky Nalett
February 15 - Valentine Brunch with Pianist
Liudmila Bondar & Bassist Ed Fedewa
February 22 - Ricky Nalett
Service Club Meetings at the U-Club
The following service clubs have made the U-Club
their home. Call 353-5112 for details.
100 Women Who Care
Junior League of Lansing
Rotary Club of East Lansing
The Links, Inc. - Lansing/East Lansing Chapter
Zonta Club of East Lansing Area
First Thursday Buffet & Bridge
Thursday, February 5 • Reservations begin at 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the Club’s luncheon buffet and sweets table followed by fellowship and bridge
with your U-Club friends. $14++
Wine Week
Tuesday, February 24 - Friday, February 27
Come try a glass or bottle of these two wonderful wines this week only!
Fifty Shades of Grey White Silk
A Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc blend with floral aromatics of lychee,
honey, and pear, tempered by flavors of crisp grapefruit, mineral, and lush pear
with a faint hint of butterscotch.
$33++ /bottle • $11++ /glass
Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin
This Petite Sirah and Syrah blend has flavors of black cherry, cocoa powder,
creamy caramel and vanilla, leather, and clove spice.
$33++ /bottle • $11++ /glass
Mingle & Mixx Minimum Mania!
Wednesday, February 25
Haven't met your minimum this month? Come to the Club on Wednesday,
February 25, and enjoy some great minimum-busting specials, including 50% off
all well and call cocktails!
Mom & Dad Valentine's Day Date Night
Saturday, February 14 • 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
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Kid's meals will be served from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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Don’t worry about a babysitter for Valentine’s Day! While you're
enjoying a romantic dinner at the Club, the kids will have fun at
their own Kidz Club Date Night party! Kids will have a ball with their friends, making
crafts and playing games. With a full kid's meal included, it's the best babysitting
value in town! Reservations highly encouraged, call 353-5111.
$10 per child • Sign up prior to Friday, Feb. 13 at 5:00 p.m. & save $3 per child!
Chef’s Table Dinner - Hosted by Jon & Ashli Solitro
Tuesday, February 24 • 6:30 p.m. • Cash Corner
Come enjoy a fabulous dinner with fellow members,
including Jon and Ashli Solitro, while visiting with our
fantastic chefs and other key staff. Our exclusive Chef’s Table
is limited to 13 members only and features a four-course
special menu including appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert
(plus two glasses of our special wine of the week) designed
by our wonderful culinary staff. Don’t miss out -call 353-5111 to RSVP right away!
Members: $45++ • Tasting Society Members: $40++
MSU Basketball Burger Special
Feb. 7, 14 & 26 • Mingle & Mixx
Our ever-popular Burger Special features a delicious hot-offthe-grill hamburger cooked to order with your choice of cheese
and toppings (lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion). This special also
includes your choice of crispy French fries or golden onion rings,
and a side of coleslaw. $9++
New Mingle & Mixx Menus Start
Monday, February 2! Come try something new!
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UpComing Events
Holiday News & Events
Women's Wellness Day
Tentative Schedule of Events
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Classes - (Pick One)
Restorative Yoga
Body Weight Bootcamp
TRX Suspension Circuit
Playmakers Good Form Movement
Self-Guided Meditation
Glo Minerals Skincare 101
Spa Treatment (additional fee; book in advance)
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Classes - (Pick One)
U-Club Fitness Center & Spa's Third Annual
Women's Wellness Day!
Saturday, March 28 • 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bring your girlfriends, sisters, and moms to
the U-Club Fitness Center & Spa and enjoy
a ladies' day out with great workouts, fun
fashions, healthy food, nutrition seminars,
and more at the Third Annual Women’s
Wellness Day!
This year, we are honored to have
Rita Wieber, Exercise Physiologist,
Registered Nurse, and mother of Olympic
gymnast, Jordyn Wieber, as our keynote
speaker. Ms. Wieber will discuss the
perspective she gained on life, balance, and
wellness through her daughter's Olympic
We are also pleased to have the support of Playmakers! You'll benefit
from their expertise with sessions on Good Form Movement, Walking,
and Running, plus view a selection of their fitness apparel in our
fashion show!
You'll pick five classes to attend throughout the day, indulge in a
delicious lunch, enjoy a fitness fashion show, plus have the opportunity
to relax in the Fitness Center’s luxurious locker rooms featuring a hot
tub, steam room, sauna, and private showers. You can also add a mini
spa service or two to make your day with the girls complete! Select
from a 20-minute mini massage or mini facial for an additional fee of
$15 each. (Space is limited; sign up and pay on day of event.)
Women of all fitness levels and abilities are invited to attend this
fun-filled event! To register, call the U-Club Fitness desk at 353-5113.
$55 U-Club Members • $65 Non-Members
No babysitter? No problem!
Childcare is available for $20/day for the first child and $15/day for the
second child in the same family. We welcome all children from infants
to 12 years old. The cost includes a healthy lunch and snack, plus
creative activities and fun adventures for your child! Reservations are
required and must be received by March 25. To reserve a spot, please
call 353-5113. Hurry, space is limited to the first 20 children!
Members will be charged in full for reservations on record as of 48 hours
prior to the event, or the actual number served, whichever is greater.
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Lifting Ladies
Core-Centered Yoga
TRX Suspension Circuit
Mastering Your Makeup
Playmakers Good Form Walking
Self-Guided Meditation
Keeping Your Balance for Bone Health
Spa Treatment (additional fee; book in advance)
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Classes - (Pick One)
Cardio Jump Rope
Playmakers Yoga for Runners
PiYo (High Intensity Pilates/Yoga Blend)
TRX Suspension Circuit
Playmakers Good Form Running Self-Guided Meditation
Keeping Your Balance for Bone Health
Graston/Massage Therapy Technique Demo Spa Treatment (additional fee; book in advance)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker
From Chaotic to Content: Gaining Life
Perspective Through a Daughter's Olympic Journey - Rita Wieber, RN, Exercise Physiologist & mother of Olympic gymnast, Jordyn Wieber
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Classes - (Pick One)
TRX Suspension Circuit
Tai Chi
Playmakers Good Form Running
Food & Mood: The Food-Brain Connection
Self-Guided Meditation
Spa Treatment (additional fee; book in advance)
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Classes - (Pick One)
Full Body Mobility
Absolute Abs, Core & More
Food & Mood: The Food-Brain Connection
Playmakers Good Form Running
Self-Guided Meditation
Confidence & Integrity: Are You Yourself at Work?
Spa Treatment (additional fee; book in advance)
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Fashion Show Finale
End the day with light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and a fabulous fashion show featuring stylish fitness apparel from Playmakers!
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
Upcoming Events
Save the date:
St. Patrick's Day Party
Tuesday, March 17
Big Bang-quet Reveal Reception
Wednesday, March 25
Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 5
2015 Sparrow Gala
Saturday, February 28 • 6:30 - 11:00 p.m.
University Club of MSU
Come strut the red
carpet and step into
the Golden Age of
Hollywood at the
Sparrow Gala to
benefit the Sparrow
Foundation and Sparrow Neurosciences! Indulge and
be dazzled by the bright lights and silver screens as the
University Club becomes the picture of vintage Hollywood
glamour. Join more than 700 community members for a
cinematic evening of live music by Intrigue, a blockbuster
silent auction, casino-style gaming, and incredible food and
beverage selections! Tickets are $150 each and are available at
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner
& Paczki!
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Family Night
Tuesday, February 17 • 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Heritage Room
Bring the whole family out for a casual night of Mardi Gras fun! Enjoy one of
our New Orleans style dinner specials or other entrées from our regular Mixx/Mingle menu. [629] Kids will enjoy their very own pint-size pancake
supper buffet. Everyone who orders an entrée gets to sample the delicious
paczki (poonch-key), king’s cake, beignets, and other goodies on our “Parade
of Mardi Gras Desserts” buffet! Find the plastic baby in your piece of king’s
cake, and win a U-Club gift card! While you sip your Hurricane or Café au Lait,
the kids can pick up some beads, get their face painted, and make Mardi Gras crafts!
Adults: Regular Menu Service (dessert buffet included with entrée purchase)
Pint-Sized Pancake Supper Buffet: Children 12 & Up: $12++
Children 4-11: $5++ • Children 3 & Under: FREE
* This event replaces regular dinner service in Mingle and all members will be served in the
Heritage Room. Mixx will be open with the regular Mixx menu.
Broadway Dinner Theater Packages
Tuesday, February 10 • 5:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
From classic Broadway, to classical concerts, there are still a lot of
fantastic shows left to see in this year's Broadway Dinner Theater series!
Ticket packages include: hors d’oeuvres, three-course gourmet dinner,
round-trip transportation, Zone One ticket, free parking, and all taxes/
fees. Select from these great shows:
Business and Bagels
Upcoming Speakers
I Love Lucy Live on Stage February 13, 2015 • 5:30 p.m. • $110
Phantom of the Opera April 9, 2015 • 5:00 p.m. • $125
Itzhak Perlman April 25, 2015 • 5:30 p.m. • $130
Kinky Boots May 28, 2015 • 5:00 p.m. • $120
Come join other U-Club members at the Lansing Regional
Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Annual Dinner on Tuesday,
February 10. This prestigious event includes dinner,
networking, and the presentation of the Chamber's
Outstanding Small Business and Community Service
Awards. Tickets to sit at the University Club’s table are $85
each and can be purchased by calling 353-5111.
U-Club members receive special pricing on this wonderful
speaker series presented by MSU's Eli Broad Graduate
School of Management. Programs are held monthly
starting with coffee and bagels at 7:30 a.m., followed by the
presentation at 8:00 a.m. Visit www.edp.broad.msu.edu to
register, and be sure to note you are a U-Club member to
receive the special discounted pricing of $25.
Building a Championship Program
Wednesday, February 18
Jake Boss, MSU Head Baseball Coach
Discover the principles imperative to building and
evaluating a successful team.
Leveraging Analytics
to Increase Organizational Value
Thursday, March 12
Dr. Cheri Speier Pero, MSU Professor of Information Systems
Learn about the growing field of business analytics and how
it can enhance marketing, supply chain, human resources,
and financial management.
Many of these shows are nearly sold out, so call 353-5111
to purchase tickets today!
Valentine's Sweetheart Brunch
Sunday, February 15 • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Heritage Room
Featuring Music by: Pianist Liudmila Bondar & Bassist Ed Fedewa
Join us for a wonderful Valentine's themed brunch featuring salads,
seafood delicacies, fresh fruits, breakfast favorites, hot entrées, made-to-order omelets, carving station, and more. Plus, a "lovely" selection of pastries
and desserts and Valentine's crafts for the kids.
Adults: $23++ • Children 4-11: $9++ • Children 3 & Under: FREE
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Upcoming Events
Carefree Medical & Dental Center
Child and Family Charities
Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan
East Lansing Rotary Foundation, in support of the
“Weekend Survival Kits” program
4th Annual
Ele’s Place
EVE, Inc. (End Violent Encounters)
Fenner Nature Center
The Firecracker Foundation
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
Vote for your Favorite Charities!
Beginning Monday, February 9
Greater Lansing Food Bank
Hannah’s House
Helping Hands Respite Care
U-Club members nominated many deserving charities for our 4th
Annual Big Bang-quet Challenge! Based on your input, the 24 mid-Michigan
Hospice of Lansing
organizations listed are participating in our fundraising challenge. They will be
posted on our website beginning February 9, and the general public will be
invited to “vote” on their favorites through Tuesday, March 24!
Impression 5 Science Center
ITEC (Information Technology Empowerment Center)
Lansing Promise
A “vote” is a $5 tax-deductible donation to the Capital Region Community
Foundation. At the reveal reception on Wednesday, March 25, we will present a
check to every participating organization for the money raised* from their “votes.”
In addition, the top two charities with the most votes will receive a $10,000 (first)
or $5,000 (second) credit toward a fund-raising event at the University Club. Of the
remaining charities, the one with the most individual donors will receive a $5,000
credit toward a fund-raising event at the University Club.
Lansing RIF (Reading is Fundamental)
MSU Community Music School
Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
REACH Studio Art Center
Riverwalk Theatre
Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
To cast your votes for any of the following organizations, visit our website at
www.universityclubofmsu.org starting February 9. All major credit cards are
accepted, so vote early…and vote often!
Co-sponsored by
* The Capital Region Community Foundation will receive a percentage
of all donations to cover processing costs.
Kidz Club & Fitness
Move & Groove for Preschoolers
Every Friday in February
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. • Ages 2-5
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Does your little one need an opportunity to Move and Groove? Every
Friday in February, our littlest members get a chance to exercise,
practice important social skills like taking turns and following
directions, make friends, and have a wonderful time moving muscles
and learning new motor skills! A minimum number of children is
required to run the class. RSVP at 353-5113 today!
4-week session: $33 Members • $40 Non-member guests
Girl Power - For Girls Ages 8-13
Wednesdays, February 11 - March 25
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. • U-Club Fitness Center
This awesome class is designed for girls ages 8-13 and will be led
by our popular camp counselor Sydney Barosko! Girls will learn
everything from how to build and keep friendships, to how to speak
with confidence and handle bullies. Each meeting will include 30
minutes of fitness activity, crafts, games, and discussion designed
to build self-esteem, positive body image, and confidence. To sign
up, please call Judy Rademacher at 353-5111. A minimum of 3 girls
is needed to run the class, so be sure to sign up by February 7!
Childcare is available during that time for younger siblings if mom or
dad would like to enjoy some time to themselves.
Members: $75 • Non-Member Guests: $110 (Includes all supplies)
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Bring the Kids to Kidz Club!
Kids will have a great time with friends being active and social guided
by our highly qualified and enthusiastic childcare staff. We have
plenty of creative experiences offered all day, every day for children
of all ages! This month they'll have a chance to make a unique
Valentine to give to someone special! Stop in today to let your child
experience the adventures! See page 2 for Kidz Club hours.
Congratulations to the Biggest U-sers
The Fitness Center just wrapped up its first Biggest U-ser
Competition. The competition challenged members to use the
Fitness Center, Spa, and Childcare as much as possible during
October, November, and December. Twenty-nine members
participated and logged a total of 778 visits. Our top three winners
logged a total of 210 visits -- that's an average of 23 visits each
month! Congratulations to the following members who were named
our Biggest U-sers:
1st Place
Jim Barnes (center)
2nd Place
Diane Barnes (left)
3rd Place
Cynthia Ward (right)
As the Biggest U-ser, Jim
Barnes received a $100
Playmakers gift card and a U-Club Under Armour shirt.
WELCOME New Members!
Please help us welcome the newest members of the U-Club family!
Wolfgang Arhelger, engineering manager at Bekum America Corp, his
fiancée, Leeann Leski (MSU ’86), sales representative at Patterson Dental,
and children Jacob Leski and Evan Leski.
Dr. Anita Avery (MSU ’98), doctor for MSU Health Team, her husband,
Jeff, and children Anneke, Adam, Reuben, and Micah.
Dr. Judith K. Berry, president of TEST, LLC., her husband, Mandeville
Berry, Jr., quality control production operator at General Motors, and
son, Mandeville Berry, III. Sponsor: Dr. Wanda Lipscomb
Steven J. Calverley (MSU ’76), member and CEO of Maplegrove Property
Elinor M. Holbrook, associate broker for Coldwell Banker. Sponsor: Lori Emmons
Dr. Brian Jacobs, professor for MSU's Department of Supply Chain
Management, wife, Judy, Director for MSU's Department of Supply Chain
Management, and son Mitchell.
Dr. Naveen Kakumanu, assistant professor for MSU's Department of
Dr. Lik Chuan Lee, assistant professor for MSU's Department of
Mechanical Engineering, wife, Didiana Zeng, and children
Darren and Shawn.
Dr. Francesca Dwamena (MSU ’07), acting chair for MSU's Department of
Medicine, and her husband, Dr. Ben Dwamena, associate professor for
the University of Michigan's Department of Nuclear Medicine.
Sponsor: Dr. Wanda Lipscomb
Douglas Little, general manager at Great Lakes Hybrids, and wife, Kathy,
employed at Kellie’s Consignment. Sponsor: Larry Nolan
Derrick Dyas, human resources manager at Gerdau Steel.
Dr. Corey Risch (MSU ’99), assistant professor for MSU's Department of
Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, and Stephen Clark.
Dr. Jason Gallant, assistant professor for MSU's Department of
Zoology, wife, Dr. Maile Tapia, assistant professor for
MSU's Department of Human Resources & Labor Relations,
and daughter Ellie.
Theodore Levy, employed with Shinberg Insurance Agency,
and wife, Florence Levy. Sponsor: Verne Alexander
Ambassador Society Reception
Chris Gray, director of MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, wife,
Emma, and children Eve, Finlay, and Tasha.
Thursday, February 12 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
Margie Griffith, retired. Sponsor: Don & Jeanette Ristow
Dr. Amanda Hampton Wray, assistant professor for MSU's
Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders, her husband,
Kraig Wray, graduate research assistant for MSU's Curriculum,
Instruction & Teacher Education, and daughter, Madeline.
Dr. Alisa Hoffman, owner and chiropractor at Chiropractic
Professional Center, her husband, Andrew Hoffman, project manager at
MJ Electric, and son Cooper. Sponsor: Barry Casler
This fourth annual event recognizes members
who have joined our prestigious Ambassador Society by sponsoring
new members to the Club or by serving on the board or a committee.
All ambassadors will receive a personal invitation to join us for a
complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception, at which they
will be recognized and given an Ambassador Society pin. Thanks to all
of our ambassadors for their dedication and support of the Club!
Sunday Brunch
Sunday Brunch
Featuring: Ricky Nalett
Big Bang-quet
Voting Begins
Valentine Brunch
President's Day
Member Dining
Fitness, Spa &
Regular Hours
Featuring: Pianist
Liudmila Bondar &
Bassist Ed Fedewa
Sunday Brunch
Featuring: Ricky Nalett
Member Brunch
Coffee &
Mingle Table
Mingle Table
Mingle Table
& Paczki
Mardi Gras
Family Night
Mingle Table
Chef's Table
Wine Night - 50% off
Select Bottles
Wine Night - 50% off
Select Bottles
Start of
Girl Power Class
Business & Bagels
Wine Night - 50% off
Select Bottles
Fish Fry Special
Wine Night - 50% off
Select Bottles
Minimum Mania
First Thursday
Buffet & Bridge
Member Mixxer
Member Mixxer
Ambassador Society
Member Mixxer
Member Mixxer
MSU Basketball
Burger Special
Move & Groove Class
Habitat for Humanity
House Party
MSU Basketball
Burger Special
Move & Groove Class
I Love Lucy Dinner
Valentine's Day
Mom & Dad
Date Night
MSU Basketball
Burger Special
Move & Groove Class
Fish Fry Special
Move & Groove Class
Fish Fry Special
Dining Closed
for Sparrow Gala
Wine Week Specials
Sunday Brunch
Mingle Table
Wine Night - 50% off
Select Bottles
MSU Basketball
Burger Special
Member Mixxer
First Thursday
Buffet & Bridge
Fish Fry Special
Pianist Sangmi Lim
New Mingle & Mixx
Menu Begins
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Somewhere in this newsletter, we’ve placed TWO different club
members’ numbers between brackets [###]. If one of them is yours
and you contact us at 353-5111 by February 28, 2015, you will receive
a Complimentary Sunday Brunch for Two!
Pamper Your Valentine at the U-Club Spa!
Give your Valentine some extra TLC at the U-Club Spa, featuring a full menu of pampering services!
We’ve bundled a few of our most popular treatments to create some fabulous packages.
Choose from one of these or call 353-5113, and we’ll help you customize a package perfect for your Valentine!
Simple Bliss
• Swedish Massage (60-minute)
• Glo Therapeutics Facial with Brow Wax
• Selection from our Premium Beverage Menu
Members: $129 • Non-Members: $148
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Spa Makeover
• Swedish Massage (60-minute)
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• Skin Assessment
of 2!
• Glo Therapeutics Facial with Brow Wax
• Rejuvenating Hand Treatment
• Rejuvenating Foot Treatment
• A choice from the Spa Cuisine & Premium Beverage Menus
Members: $229 • Non-Members: $263
Day at the Spa
• Swedish Massage (60-minute)
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• Skin Assessment
of up gs
• Glo Therapeutics Facial with Brow Wax
• Rejuvenating Hand Treatment
• Rejuvenating Foot Treatment
• A choice of Salt Glow or Mud Wrap Body Treatments with Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment
• A choice from the Spa Cuisine & Premium Beverage Menus
Members: $315 • Non-Members: $362
Pedicure for Two
You and a friend can now enjoy a pedicure
together! This new signature side-by-side
service includes a special exfoliation,
soothing paraffin treatment, a cooling
mint gel foot and leg massage, and
polish…for two! Perfect for mother
and daughter, too!
Members: $49 per person • Non-Members: $56 per person
Couples Instructional Massage Spa Service
Learn the art of massage as you and your loved one share the gift of
touch with this one-on-one Spa service. You will relax, unwind, and
de-stress your partner when your hands are guided by a Certified
Massage Therapist. Halfway through the session, the giver will become
the receiver as you switch places and share the blissful experience. Enjoy
a complimentary bottle of Champagne to toast the perfect evening.
Book and enjoy this service during the month of February and you'll also
receive complimentary chocolate-dipped strawberries to savor during
your session! Call 353-5113 to purchase this wonderful gift today!
Members: $99 • Non-Members: $114
The Gift that Fits: U-Club Gift Card
A U-Club gift card for a pampering spa service or a delicious meal at the
Club is the perfect gift for any Valentine! Call 353-5113 to purchase a gift
card today.