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               e-News                                                                December 2008




           From the Director

           I hope that this opens doors with members to discuss what they truly value in life.
           This is the time of year when I reflect on the past and set some goals for the upcoming year. I am trying to
           focus on the WHY (My core values in life) rather than the WHAT (The New Years goals). How do you make
           wise choices when it comes to your diet, the way you manage your time, your career or your long-term life
           plans? If the recent financial markets have shown us anything it is that our best attempts at being wise may
           not be wise enough. Life throws us all some unexpected curve balls and I believe that time spent reflecting
           on values will produce a better result in the choices we make. The core values that are helping me set my
           goals this year are: my belief in a loving God, family, and a passion for leadership. We would love to hear
           about your personal values and goals so that we can encourage you and your family this next year.
           We would like to thank the 650 members who took the time to participate in our survey, and
           congratulations to our big winners: Bruce Choy and Chris Garcia. We are excited about reviewing the
           information so that we can better serve you. We are seeing common threads between your response and
           the heart of the staff with values like family, community, and customer service.
           Please spread the love and tell a friend about the membership special we are offering through January!
           Membership Special
           Blessings,



           Scott Edwards




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           Operationally Speaking
                 Have you considered paying Annual Dues and saving 10%? A limited time is left to take
                 advantage of this savings. Email Lorraine Tondino LorraineT@peninsulacovenant.com for more
                 information. Dues payment MUST be received before 1/15/09 to be eligible.



                 We hope you are enjoying the renovated showers and new carpet. We are striving to keep all
                 facilities improving and thank you for your patience and understanding during these projects.




           Fitness Oriented




                              Don't do it alone, lose the weight you've wanted to;
                                             Together we will Lose Big!

                                                     What You Get

                                    One group workout per week led by trainers.
                           Access to PCC facilities & fitness classes for weekly workouts.
                       Individual consults with a nutritionist, life coach and personal trainer.
                             Bodybugg® armband to evaluate your progress (optional).
                              Weekly Weigh-Ins (each week winner receives a prize).
                                                  Chance to win:
                                  Grand Prize: One year membership to PCC
                                          (Individual with greatest percentage weight loss)

                                       Team Prize: Each member of the Team with the greatest weight loss
                                                       Requirements
                                                   Must be 20+ pounds overweight
                                                   Must be 18 years of age or older
                                             Open to both members and non-members

                                             Provide physician's release with application




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                                                Applications Due January 1
                                                     Available at Front Desk and online:
                                                         Losing Big application

           BodyBugg® coming to PCC!

           Now know precisely how many calories you are burning to better manage your food consumption and
           exercise results. Check out the details and quick video at www.bodybugg.com and look to pick up your
           own bodybugg® at the Center.


           Go Girls and Tiny Dancers continuing in New Year

           Look for another session of these fun and challenging activities in January.



           Upward Basketball
           KEY DATES

           Coaches Orientation - December 18 - 7pm Gym room 301

           Coaches Training - January 5 - 7pm Gym

           Referee Training - January 6 - 7pm Gym

           Practices begin the week of Monday, January 12, 2009.

           First Game - Saturday, January 24, 2009

           Awards Celebration - Monday, March 23, 2009

           For more information:INFO

           Lisa Tyndall

           Phone: 650-364-6272

           Email:
           upwards@peninsulacovenant.com




           Tennis Anyone?

           USTA 7.0 MIXED DOUBLES TEAM STARTING AT PCC

           A new USTA 7.0 Mixed Doubles League is starting now at PCC. We are looking for Men and
           Women in the 3.5 level (3.0 & 4.0 may be ok). Contact Coach Sid as soon as possible if you are
           interested in being a part of this league. Season runs Winter/Spring. Check the USTA website
           or contact Sid for more information.



           TURKEY TOURNAMENT

           We had a great turnout this year at our annual Family Turkey Tournament at PCC. Adults
           played doubles with juniors, either their child or one they were matched with, and there was
           some great tennis, food, a raffle for a donated massager, and lots of fun going around.

           This year's tournament was a fundraiser for PCC's Life Advantage Tennis & Tutoring program,




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           and we were able to raise about $500 for tennis scholarships. In addition, the prizes this year
           were donations of turkeys for a Holiday Basket program at Roosevelt school (where we are
           planning to have some LATT programs), and side dishes for PCC's Thanksgiving brunch
           outreach, which also feeds the homeless.

           A special thank you to the following sponsors:



                    Valley Oil, Bancap Self Storage, Sterling Dental Care, Code Electric, Robert Falls

                                                & Wilson Racket Sports



           This year we also added a USTA sanctioned portion of the event. PCC's own Sid & Shep
           Newcomb won the Father-Son Doubles match, and Joel Martinez-Frias & Blanca Martinez-
           Cobian won the Father-Daughter match. Congratulations!



           Here are the winners of our recreational Turkey Tournament matches:




           Level 3A: 1st Place - Francisco Lopez & Max Siegel (pictured), 2nd Place - George Miram & Alex
           Miram

           Level 3B: 1st Place - Sid Newcomb & Ty Newcomb (pictured), 2nd Place - Jeff Kravitz & Jackson
           Lingane




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           Level 2A: 1st Place - Paul Fielder & Max Fielder, 2nd Place - Valeria Anawalt & Kevin Anawalt
           (group picture)




           Level 2B Grp 1: 1st Place - Sid Newcomb & Payton Newcomb (pictured), 2nd Place - Max Siegel
           & Simeon Giverts




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           Level 2B Grp 2: 1st Place - Francisco Lopez & Jorge Lopez, 2nd Place - John Donahue & Jack
           Donahue (group picture)

                 Thank you to all who came out to play and support this wonderful event!



           DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE A NEW RACKET STRINGING MACHINE?

           Yes, we have a new machine on site which we can use to string your racket with quality strings within 48
           hours (24 hour rush service available). Come by the front office to check out the list of strings and prices,
           or contact Cheryl at cherylm@peninsulacovenant.com if you have questions.



           WINTER JUNIOR TENNIS

           Our Winter Junior Tennis program is on break until January 5th, but you can sign-up today by emailing
           Cheryl or contacting the front desk. Click here for flyer information. Also, Coach Paco is running some
           classes during the holiday break (Dec 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 & Jan 2), so click here for flyer information and
           prices. Junior Tennis Winter flyer

           Holiday Tennis Camp



           USTA LEAGUE INFORMATION

           Registration for the USTA Adult League is January 12 - March 8, and the league will play April 6 - July 12.
           Check out the USTA website for more information, or contact Sid at sidn@peninsulacovenant.com to see
           how you can get hooked up on a team. Our Combo Men's 7.5 League (captained by Michael Chall and Alan
           Rapacki) made it to the playoffs this fall, and our Ladies Senior League (captained by Diane Rogers) had a
           good season and will be finishing up this weekend.

           SAP OPEN 2009 TICKETS

           We have started selling SAP tickets now at a discounted rate, so reserve yours today. Would make a great
           Christmas gift! We can even make up a nice gift certificate for you. You can reserve yours today by paying
           at the front desk. Check out the SAP website for player schedule. www.sapopentennis.com

                 Tuesday, February 10th, 7pm is Junior Night. $42 (regularly $48)

                 Thursday, February 12th, 7pm (PCC will ball kid this night). $42 (regularly $48)

                 Saturday, February 14th, 7pm. $56 (regularly $62)




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           New Part-Time Tennis Staff




           We have some new part-time tennis staff that you may have seen on the courts. Alex Hardenbrook
           (photo) has a BS in Exercise and Sports Science from Colby-Sawyer College, and has been a tennis coach
           for high school and college students at various clubs on the East Coast. She will be teaching some of the
           junior tennis programs in the afternoon and attending some of the ladies play days. José Avalos, who was
           a coach with our tennis camp this summer, will be teaching lessons and subbing in our junior program. He
           currently also runs the PE program at Green Oaks Academy in East Palo Alto, and teaches an afterschool
           program there as well called Dexterity Sports and Literacy. Be sure to say hello when you see them!




           Just Swimmingly


           PCA Dolphin News

           Junior Olympics

           December 5-7th was the Pacific Swimming 14 and Under Junior Olympics Championships at Oceana High
           School Pool in Pacifica. PCA took six swimmers to swim in the three-day extremely competitive meet:
           Adam Fecher (14), Jordan Tang (14), Vanessa Staton (14), Elizabeth Staton (11), Megan Schiel
           (13) and Michael Ma (10). The long and stuffy indoor meet made it an interesting situation for fast
           swimming, but PCA's swimmers came through with best times in many of their swims. Amongst those who
           swam in the meet, Michael Ma (10) made finals in two of his three events on Saturday, and all three of his
           events on Sunday; placing third in 50 Backstroke and fourth in 100 Fly. He also achieved a new PRT (Pacific
           Recordable Time) in his 100 Breast Stroke. Great Job to all those who swam!


           Winter at PCA

           PCA's younger swimmers are now entering into our Winter Session. The cold outside
           temperatures have not seemed to deter them from the warm water!Green, Red and Ruby
           groups are practicing through December 18th and then begin again January 5th. There is still space



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           available for those who are interested! There are applications and fliers at the front desk with more info. Go
           PCA!



           Gold & Silver at PCC

           PCA's Gold and Silver groups are returning, briefly, to PCC during the weeks of December 22nd through
           January 2nd. From 3:45-6:15 Mon-Fri PCA will be using 5 lanes for Gold, Silver and Bronze
           group practices. Thank you for your understand during these two weeks.


           Masters Triple Crown events

           December 20, 6am and 9am starts.
           The Finale, New Years Day*, 6am and 9am starts, *(Triple Crown Only - all other facilities
           closed)




                                                                                                      Stay Fit! Have fun! Get wet! - Mike Lynch




           Community Spirit

           Child Care Holiday Hours
           Childcare will be closed Christmas eve, Wednesday 12/24- Friday 12/26 and Wednesday 12/31-
           Thursday 1/1. Your dedicated child care workers wish you all a great holiday season.




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