Newsletter Volume VI No. 3 www.thepaseoclub.com March 2008 Paseo Club Beautification!!! Spring is here and with the improved weather comes new Catering Director and Mark Tropeano, our new change and improvement with The Paseo Club! We General Manager did a great job and the members have begun our after school program for the kids enjoyed a great day! Thanks for supporting this and from 3:30pm-5: 30pm every day of the week except all the events at the club! for Fridays. Arielle Pendry, our new Membership Activities Director is doing a terrific job with all kinds The facility is undergoing huge changes that include: of different games for your children. The ages are from 5-13 and the program offers something for everyone. • Improved Activities Tent They meet at the tent outside the Stadium Court so • New furniture and bar in the Loggia bring out your kids for a great day and remember it • Front entrance with new flowers & landscaping is FREE for all members! • Resurfacing of all the tennis courts • Improved outdoor training area We recently had our Super bowl Party also in the • New cabanas around the pool area activities tent with it set up to look like a “Las Vegas • The Third Phase has begun! Sports Book” for the adults and teens. The day and the game were terrific with game time food and drinks for With so many capital improvements of the club we all to enjoy. The younger children were in the Studio hope you and your family enjoy them for many years doing arts and crafts along with other interesting to come!!! games for all ages. The team of Arielle and Ali, our A Word from the General Manager New furniture and fitness equipment, a tasty cafe menu and fresh landscaping are just a few of the highlights that are making The Paseo Club sparkle these days. In the coming weeks, so much more is planned. A summary of facility improvements follows: • Tennis Courts--weather permitting, members will be playing on newly resurfaced, “US Open-Blue” courts beginning next week. • Pool Area--just in time for Spring, new cabanas, furniture and foliage will “plus-up” pool time at the club. • Loggia--a specially created tapas menu will become available in the newly created “Loggia Lounge” complemented by a unique sampling of our state’s best wines and microbrews. • Fitness Center--a tented area for private group training along with a fleet of new spin bikes will Mark Tropeano delight many members who are looking to be “bathing suit ready.” • Women’s Locker Room--many new getting-ready-for-the-day amenities have been made available in the women’s locker room...we hope you consider it your “home away from home.” • Cafe--culinary consultants assisted club management in the architecture of the new cafe menu, including gourmet salads, wraps and pizzas as well as kid-favorites such as chicken tenders, hamburgers and french fries. Additionally, the club’s cuisine will be served on its new line of china. • Tent--With its wide array of entertainment including video games, ping pong, arts/crafts and musical instruments, the tent will be THE younger set’s primary destination at the club. From the trampoline, Nintendo Wii system and new ping pong table in the newly refurbished tent, to the new menu, kitchen equipment and china in the cafe, top-notch services for our membership will continue to maintain our premium status as Santa Clarita Valley’s finest tennis, fitness and social club. Sincerely, Mark Tropeano, General Manager Membership The club is going through many changes from the staff to the improvements that are outlined in the front page of this newsletter. The staff and myself are also working very hard in providing our members with new programs and activities for everyone. My goal this year at The Paseo Club is to take it to the next level and now with a new menu coming out in the café along with a new staff, my hope is that our food service will improve from a quality and service level you and I should expect from our club. On the membership front, we are doing extemely well with very few cancellations and strong sales. Our membership program for the month is any member who refers a friend that joins the club during the month of March will receive $50 credit off next month’s bill and be entered into our HDTV High Definition Large Screen TV. We will be giving it away in early April so send your referrals to our Steve McAvoy membership staff. Our sales staff includes Melissa McAvoy, Carol Slay and Ben Milstead. They are extremely strong and will give a private tour for your referral so please contact one of them as soon as possible so you can win the TV!! Good Luck to all!! The program includes the following for your referral: • One FREE tennis lesson • One FREE private Training Session • A discount of the Initiation Fee • A membership folder with special coupons for discounts Thanks for referring your friends and have a great spring at The Paseo Club!!! Sincerely Stephen McAvoy, Marketing Director and Owner The Paseo Club’s Tennis Program Dear Members, The weather finally seems to be warming up and with the nice weather will come some great tennis! We have been waiting to begin resurfacing our tennis courts until the weather warms up. We anticipate getting under way in the next couple of weeks if the weather stays nice. The cement must be above 60 degrees for the surface to be applied correctly, but our court contractor is ready to go. If you want to get started playing tennis but don’t know how, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to help you get more involved in playing tennis here at The Paseo Club Desi McBride Some events to look forward to in March are: • March 8 & 9 – Annual Club Singles Tennis Championships – Times To Be Determined– Cost $10 per person • March 14 – St. Patrick’s Day Tennis Round Robin 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Cost $10 per person, $15 per couple • Feel free to invite guests to participate in this event – no guest fees will be charged • March 15, 16, 17 – VCJTA Junior Tennis Tournament – After 12:00 pm courts limited for open play so make sure to call for reservations – applications available at the front desk • March 21 – Junior Tennis Drill and Movie Night 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Cost $20 per child, $15 per additional sibling Please check the website for details on all events above at thepaseoclub.com For information on anything having to do with tennis, please contact me at 661.257-0044, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on the Courts Soon! Desi McBride, Director of Tennis and Owner The Paseo Club’s Jr. Tennis Program Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Bjorn, Head Tennis Pro at The Paseo Club would like to let you know about his next beginning tennis class starting in the next few weeks. The class consists of a six week tutorial on the fundamentals of tennis from strokes to rules. He still has a few spots open and two classes starting up. One on Thursday, March 6th at 9-10.30am and the other on Tuesday March 11th from 7pm-8pm. There will be about four to six men or women in the class. This is a great way to meet new people at Bjorn Farrugia the club, learn about tennis, get some fitness and have a lot fun. If you’re interested in the beginning drill class or anything related to the tennis department you can reach Bjorn by email email@example.com or contact him directly by calling (310) 998-7175. Wish you the best on and off the court. Thanks, Bjorn Farrugia, Director of Junior Development Health & Fitness Center importance of consuming high quality raw foods and en- zymes, but in the meantime, I’d like to highlight a great new snack we’ve begun to stock in our Café. Very often, I have A Fit Snack people ask me about what kind of nutrition bar is healthy. While many bars provide adequate calories for energy and As the sun is beginning to shine some even taste good, most of them are filled with less than again, I’m seeing many of you healthy ingredients, such as high fructose corn syrup, hy- working very hard, in preparation drogenated oils, and loads of unhealthy soy (though there for the beautiful summer we have are other forms of soy which are healthy), and most of them just ahead. Many of you know that are completely devoid of living enzymes. Recently, however, in order to optimally achieve health I have worked to get a great new bar into the Club that is and fitness, it takes more than just healthy, affordable, and great tasting! Our new Raw Organic physical work. Without a proper Bars will provide you with a quick, on-the-go snack made diet, the foundation of your health Jason McClure from real food. Is it too good to be true? You tell us! and fitness will eventually crumble, regardless of how you look on the outside. Most of us know the importance of main- Health & Blessings, taining a reasonably low caloric intake in order to keep body fat levels out of an unhealthy range. Most people, however, Jason McClure, do not understand that calorie manipulation is only the tip Director of Fitness of the iceberg. Next month, I’ll explain the literally vital firstname.lastname@example.org The Paseo Club Events & Activities Hello Members, I wanted to reach out and thank all the members who I’ve met in the last month since I started here at The Paseo Club, who have been so warm and welcoming and I am absolutely ecstatic about talking with those of you whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet. Here are a few recaps and updates to get you excited about our upcoming March events: Arielle Pendry • There were over 100 guests in attendance at the Super Bowl party in February. Debbie Tos-Columbo was a lovely addition to the party with her Football Pool and great spirit. There is no doubt that upcoming March events will be loaded with good company and great atmosphere. • Valentine’s Day Parents Night Out, Movie Nights, and the After School Program have all been a big hit with the kids as well as the parents. It’s nice to see Stephanie Spang’s girls at the After School Program every day and hear so much great feedback from the other parents. You will continue to see these types of activities throughout the year! We have a lot planned for March… • Casino Night – Saturday, March 8th at 6:00pm • St. Patty’s Day Feast – Saturday, March 15th at 6:00pm • Raise a Glass Beer n’ Wine Tasting Event - Saturday, March 22nd at 6:00pm • Easter Brunch – Sunday, March 23rd at 11:00am and 1:30 pm • Glamour Night – Friday, March 28th at 5:00pm • Grand Opening of the Loggia Bar – Saturday, March 29th at 7:00pm …and for our amazing kids The Activity Center is growing with new equipment like our fabulous, and ever so popular trampoline, Wii Game System, brand new Ping Pong table, Karaoke machine, and new sports equipment. Our upcoming events for kids are: o After School Program – Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 5:30pm o Youth Movie Night – Every other Friday night at 7:00pm o Youth Bingo Night – Friday, March 14th at 7:00pm o Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt - Sunday, March 23rd We hope that you enjoy the upcoming events we have planned, and if you have any questions, comments, or need further information, see our website or call Arielle Pendry. Warm Wishes, Arielle Pendry, Membership Activities Director Arielle@thepaseoclub.com • (661) 257 0044 x115 Splash into Spring! Café & Catering Spring is here and The Paseo Club’s Hello Members! I am very excited Aquatics Program is making a to be a new addition to The Paseo splash! My name is Katie Longwill Club’s team. Just to give you a quick and I am the new Aquatics Director. background on myself: I am extremely excited to be here and to share my enthusiasm and • I was born and raised here in passion for swimming with all of this great valley you. With sixteen years experience swimming competitively, I have • Le Cordon Bleu and Wedding spent almost half of my life in the Coordinator Certified water. In addition to being a Junior Katie Longwill Ali Hodek Olympic swimmer, I have worked as a lifequard, swim • Passionate about anything that instructor, swim team coach, and as an Aquatics Director for has to do with food or events the YMCA. I believe anyone can swim well if taught properly. The Aquatics Program is underway and there are several There are so many changes taking place here, and the café opportunities for you and your children to get involved. and catering departments are no different. Some of my goals for the Catering Department are: • Swim Lessons • Respond quickly to all inquiries Ensure your child’s safety and relax around the pool this • Design catering packages for different budgets & themes summer. Private and group lessons are available. • Take the “WOW” factor of each event to the next level • Swim Team I promise a fun and friendly environment! The kids will The summer months are starting to fill up fast with have a blast while improving their fitness level and making graduations, weddings, and birthday parties. Please give new friends. me a call if you would like to check the availability of a date or for more information on pricing. • Master’s Swim Program Don’t be fooled by the name – all levels welcome! Enjoy a I have already had a chance to meet and work with several coached workout that will enhance any fitness program! members on their events. In the coming months, I look As the season progresses, a few more programs will begin, forward to meeting each and every one of you, so please such as a Mommy and Me class for our smallest swimmers! don’t hesitate to say Hi or call me if you have any questions If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to or suggestions regarding banquets here at The Paseo Club! let me know – I’ll be the one in the pool! Thanks, Thanks, Ali Hodek, Katie Longwill, Executive Catering Manager Aquatics Director The Paseo Club “Bringing the Family Together” Employee Spotlight Member Spotlight Our employee spotlight Arnold Cadiz is our for the month of March member spotlight for the is Coach KP. KP has been month of March! Arnold with the club for almost has been a member two years now and does since the beginning of a wonderful job in the The Paseo Club and is tennis department. KP has involved with the tennis been involved with the and fitness programs local high school tennis at our club. He is a programs at West Ranch terrific tennis player High School and is the and competes on the Men’s USTA 4.5 Paseo Team. Girl’s and Boy’s Varsity Tennis Coach! At the club he Arnold is extremely quick with a great return of teaches lessons on weekends and during the week serve and an even better serve. In the fitness area when he is not in season. His knowledge of junior Arnold works out almost every day and always tennis is outstanding and really brings a lot to the has a friendly smile! Thanks Arnold for being part tennis staff. Thanks KP for doing such a great job!!! of The Paseo Club family!!!