St. Patrick s Day Celebration

A Publication of Marina City Club Kris Colt and the Black Rose Band Drink Specials Every year this is a sold out event, so mak...
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A Publication of Marina City Club

Kris Colt and the Black Rose Band Drink Specials Every year this is a sold out event, so make your reservations today!

March 2015

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Tuesday, March 17

Reservations required at Ext 215 with a credit card

Easter Champagne Brunch Sunday, April 5th 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Music by a string quartet will entertain you and your family on this wonderful day. Price is $42.95++ for adults, children 6-12 $17.95 under 5 are free! Reservations required at Ext 215 with a credit card

January Concert at MCC Restaurant News

By Candace Miller, Food & Beverage Director arch has come upon us quickly! We are getting right into the spring time, and I am very excited to start feeling that sunshine again, as I’m sure you are too! February was a great month. We enjoy having our Valentine’s Day Dinner with you every year. Chef loves to put together a spectacular menu for you! Thanks to everyone who supported us! Our famed St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 17th with the return of Kris Colt and the Black Rose Band. They have been with us the past five years, and they are always great! We will be serving chef’s famous Corned Beef ‘n Cabbage, along with other Irish-style dinner and drink specials, so be sure to make your table reservation so we can accommodate everyone. Bar seats are always first come, first serve. Keep in mind, we will be showing all March Madness basketball games without sound, on the big screen TV’s during business hours. I’d like to take this section to thank everyone for allowing me to be your Restaurant Manager for the past six years. I am passing the torch onto Amber Claybourne who will be happy to take care of you as I have tried to the past few years. I will remain your Director of Catering and Events so if you have a need for a private event in the Ballroom during the week or 60 people+ on the weekend in the entire 3rd floor, please be sure to set an appointment so we can discuss in detail your event. Any smaller groups in the restaurant during Monday-Friday will be handled by Amber. Thank you again. ~ Candace Miller


SAVE THE DATES: Easter Champagne Brunch will be celebrated Sunday, April 5th from 11:30 a.m. -4 p.m. Returning is a beautiful string quartet! It will be sure to entertain you and your family on this wonderful day. Price is $42.95 ++ for adults, children 6-12 $17.95 and under 5 are free! Passover Seder Buffet will be on Tuesday, April 7th. The Seder Service will be at 7:30 p.m. w/ Rabbi Ahuva. Dinner reservations are required at Ext 215. Price is $28.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. ~The Restaurant & Café Staff


Message from the President MARINA CITY CLUB 4333 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (310) 822-0611 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Fleischman President Jerry Simonoff Vice President/Treasurer Carole Barlin Secretary Tom Hallick Director Milton Condon Director RESTAURANT CORPORATION BOARD Mark Fleischman Co-President Marie Rassman Co-President MCC CLUB COUNCIL Don Mantarro Carole Barlin Vivienne Versace Tommie Jackson Mike Pagani MARINA CITY CLUB STAFF Alexandria Pollock General Manager Catriona McCarthy Assistant Manager Rose Judkins Director of Resident Services Susan Stohrer Director of Fitness Center Gene Desrochers Tennis Director Mark Baldus Director of Engineering Mark Blackburn Director of Security MARINA LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE Marina Lifestyle Magazine is a monthly publication of the Marina City Club. For editorial information, please contact the Executive Office: phone: (310) 822-0611, Ext. 236 fax: (310) 578-4905 e-mail: [email protected]

By Mark Fleischman, President of the Marina City Club Condominium Owners Association, Inc. [email protected] Dear Members,

Many things are happening at the Marina City Club that I would like to share with you. Candace Miller, who has been covering two jobs – Restaurant Manager and Director of Catering – will now concentrate only on Banquets and expected to have more time for outreach to increase sales. The Restaurant Manager position will be covered by Amber Claybourne who has been a very effective hostess in the 3rd floor dining room for the past six or so months. Amber has a long resume in Food and Beverage management having worked in Marriott hotels in Manhattan Beach, Anaheim, Minneapolis, and Phoenix for nearly 15 years. In case you haven’t noticed, the 2nd floor café is undergoing a renovation with jubilant new colors that will be completed shortly when the new seating is installed. Together with our General Manager Lexie Pollock of SeaBreeze Management, we are working on: A new gate access system for better security and control of who enters the property as well as for efficiency at the gate for members, guests, and nonmembers.

New cameras are being installed throughout the property with cutting edge technology recording for better security.

We are working with well known architect Stephen Jones who has designed for Wolfgang Puck to create an outdoor bar/café serving the West Pool area which we are endeavoring to upgrade either for this season or next. As our elevators are quite old, we are studying a plan for replacement over five years for more reliability and energy efficiency. Supporting the Social Committee’s efforts to create fun events for homeowners and members.

Lastly, we are about to have elections with three Board seats open. The Board is working effectively together facing many challenges including the upcoming Arbitration with Essex. Only three of the previous board members are up for reelection. The other two, Carole Barlin and Tom Hallick are in the second year of their two year term and will remain on the board. The remaining three members, Jerry Simonoff, Milt Condon, and myself are up for election and all three of us have submitted our resumes. To insure our ability to continue working for change and to minimize election expense, please complete and return the ballots you will receive in the mail, as soon as possible. 3


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Gene's Tip of the Month “Doubles Teammate Strategies”

ollowing some of these fundamental doubles teammate strategies will help you achieve more as a doubles player and team. Here are 4 of the most basic rules in doubles that teams and players violate regularly: 1. Never, never, never, blame your partner for ANYTHING that happens on the court, before or after the match. Encourage and support your partner, especially when she makes a mistake. Trust that your partner wants to win as much as you


do, so any mistakes she makes are inadvertent. Scolding or correcting (unless asked) will only make her more nervous, resulting in further errors. 2. CALL FOR THE BALL!!! Yes, you've heard a pro yell it a thousand times, but when the ball goes down the middle, call for the ball. I was cured of this when I played in the Virgin Islands Championships. In the middle of the first set, my racket collided with my partner's lip. We had to default the match and his mother was very unhappy with me. From then on I got pretty good at calling for the ball. If it helps, remember my story as a cautionary tale and CALL FOR THE BALL!!! 3. Aim deep and down the middle. This shot is effective for several reasons: You eliminate 1 of the 3 ways you can miss, therefore immediately decreasing your chances of making an error by 33%. The net is lower in the middle of the court. Finally, people get confused because

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they don't follow Rule #2: CALL FOR THE BALL!!! 4. Follow the ball. Keep the same distance between you and your partner at all times while moving as a team to whichever side of the court the ball is on. Pretend there is a rod between you and your partner so you move as a team. If the ball goes to the deuce court, shift to the ad side, if it goes ad, shift to the deuce court. This cuts the angles, so your opponents will have a harder time getting the ball away from your team. Follow these fundamental doubles rules and you'll be hoisting the club championship trophy in 2015!

MCC Continues Junior Play Days

he Marina City Club has now run junior play days for four years running with three to four of these low cost events that allow our junior tennis players to meet other juniors and learn the benefits of the sport of a lifetime. The latest junior play day had all three of our resident pros coaching different levels and ages. In the Under 8 group, we only had one student, Maddie. For $5, Maddie enjoyed an hour long introduction to tennis by the wonderful Georgie Dinham. Using the red balls, which are designed for a 36' court and bounces at 25% of a regular tennis ball, Maddie was able to start making contact in her strike zone on her very first trip to the tennis courts! In the 9-11 age group, we had 6 players on court 5 using the orange balls. These balls



are for a 60' court and bounce at 50% of a regular ball. We played various doubles and triples games to ten points, with the kids working on strokes and sportsmanship throughout. In addition, Gene brought some of the 9-11 players onto court 6 to play singles against each other. They learned how to keep score and the basic rules of a regular tennis match. Getting the serves in and learning that love means nothing to a tennis player were the biggest challenges of the day, but eventually everyone understood how a singles match works. More Junior Play Days are scheduled this year, so keep your eyes open or get on the tennis email list to learn about these events in advance. To get on the list, email Gene at [email protected]

COURT WASHING SCHEDULE Courts 1 & 2 Tuesday March 3 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Court 3 and 4 Tuesday March 10 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Courts 5 & 6 Tuesday March 17 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MCC Social Committee


Larry & Claire Aidem

Elena Kulyagina

Monica Aranez

John Leake

Lois Allen

Brad Atwater

Sitting: Barbara Wood, Carol Simonoff, Ruth Straniere, Joan Rakley, Carol Barlin, Harriet Lehman. Standing: Chuck Dougherty, Don Mantarro, Sandy Abouaf, Maureen Hunt, Vivienne Versace, Herman Jordan.

arina City Club is proud to introduce our hard working group of volunteers, the 2015 MCC Social Committee, chaired by Maureen Hunt. They have been hard at work over the past nine months, planning special events and activities for all our residents and members. We hope you have enjoyed some of the recent past special events such as the Black & White Dinner, Halloween party, the violin and piano concert, karaoke nights, Mardi Gras night, and the play at the Pacific Residence Theater. The committee is planning many more fun times for you, such as a Jazz Night, Paint Night, Cinco De Mayo Party, just to name a few. If you have any suggestions or ideas for a special event to be held at our Club, please contact Maureen Hunt at [email protected] We want to thank you for your participation. Without you, these fun events would not be possible.


Bill & Pattti Lisberg

Tony Breeden


Hillary Bibicoff

Sam Mandell

Sean Caples

Jay Meyerson

Normalynn Cutler

Patrick Moulder

Melissa Decker

James Puerner

Joanna Camberos Amber Chamberlain Andrew Deane Jacob Durkee Curtis Ellmore

Mark & Maro Feig

John Mountjoy C.W. Salkoski

Todd Salkoski

Brendan Schaub

Joseph & Judith Girard

Johnny Simon

Ellen Geller


Glen Jagodzinski

plus tax and tip includes soup or salad, main entrée, and dessert

Alla Mirov

Jackie Schneider

Matthew & Katerina


Randy May

Marshall Fried

Alicia Gutierrez

Tuesday & Thursday

Melanie & Steven

Jake Brownson


each week on

Alan lewis

Angie Bass

Peter & Carolyn

Prix Fixe Menu Specials

Sergey Kulyagin

Ali Joobeen

Genevieve Jordan Lisa Kim

Lorraine Krause Julie Kuebler

Wolf Seeberg

Craig Skzypecki Katherine Conway-Tabar John Tabar

Jon Wallace

Larry & Ann Marie Wallace

Clara Watts

R. Lamar Williams Jeffrey Winant

Susan Woodward

Mayya Kolesnyk


Susan Stohrer, Fitness Director

Dance to the Rhythm of your Soul

with Rosalene Glickman Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. Fitness Center

Move your body the way the music moves you. Have fun, be active and just DANCE!!



March 2015



Early Bird Specials 5-6:30 p.m.

8 Early Bird

Specials 5-6:30 p.m.


2 Bridge Night 3

9 Bridge Night 10

22 Early Bird

23 Bridge Night 24

29 Early Bird


Specials 5-6:30 p.m.

11 Prix Fixe

Early Bird Spec. Cardio Tennis 8:30-9:30 a.m. $11.95++ Taco Tuesday Court 3 Prix Fixe Early Bird Spec. Dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Specials Bridge Night 17 18 St. Patrick’s Day Cardio Tennis 8:30-9:30 a.m. DInner Special Guest: Court 3 Kris Colt & the Black Rose Band Early Bird Spec. No Room Service 5-6:30 p.m. or Take out


Specials 5-6:30 p.m.


4 Prix Fixe Dinner Cardio Tennis Early Bird Spec. $11.95++ 8:30-9:30 a.m. Specials Taco Tuesday Court 3 Prix Fixe Early Bird Spec. Dinner Specials 5-6:30 p.m.

15 Early Bird

Specials 5-6:30 p.m.


Dinner Specials

Prix Fixe Dinner Specials



5 Dining &


12 Dining &

Third Floor dining room closed, however City Café is open from 7a.m.-3 p.m.!

Dancing w/ Summerwind Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. (Bar only)


Third Floor dining room closed, however City Café is open from 7a.m.-3 p.m.!

Dining & Dancing w/ Stack of 45s Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. (Bar only)


Third Floor dining room closed, however City Café is open from 7a.m.-3 p.m.!

Dancing w/ Sonny and the Mis-Behaver Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. (Bar only)





28 25 Prix Fixe 26 Dining & 27 Cardio Tennis Third Floor Dancing w/ Dinner Early Bird Spec. dining room 8:30-9:30 a.m. Specials The Belmont $11.95++ closed, Court 3 Bettys Taco Tuesday however Happy Hour City Café is Prix Fixe 5-7 p.m. open from Dinner Early Bird Spec. 7a.m.-3 p.m.! (Bar only) Specials 5-6:30 p.m. Bridge Night31 Save The Dates: Early Bird Spec. Sunday, April 5 Easter Sunday Brunch 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $11.95++ Taco Tuesday Tuesday, April 7 Passover Seder Buffet 5-9 p.m. Prix Fixe Rabbi 7:30 p.m. Dinner Specials

Happy Happy Spring Spring from from Bella Bella Mar Mar Salon! Salon! Our increased staff offers flexible hours to meet your busy schedules! Salon Phone Number: 310-305-4009

We are located just down the hall from the Gym 7

Passover Seder Buffet Tuesday, April 7

Soup: Matzo Balls with Chicken

Chapped Butter Salad Bar (variety condiments and dressings) Chopped Liver Pate, Matzoh crackers Gefilte Fish with lemons, Parsley Garnish

Service with Rabbi Ahuva at 7:30 p.m.

$28.95 per person $15.95 Kids 6-12 under age 6 Free! Tax and Gratuity Additional Reservations Required at Ext 215 with a credit card

4333 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.822.0611

Entrees: Slow Oven Roasted Brisket of Beef (Cognac demi-glace reduction sauce) Seared Filet of sole (Dill caper beurre blanc sauce) Herbed Roasted Chicken Potato Latkes, sour cream, apple sauce Steamed Seasonal Vegetables

Desserts: Coconut Macaroons, a variety of flavors of Gelato Flourless Chocolate Cake and Traditional Pastries Fresh Seasonal Fruit and much more