Membership News | April 2013
The Union Club of Cleveland
H H H H H A Platinum Club of America
Breakfast With Leaders Thrives in Club’s Setting of Trust Setting is key to the success of the Union Club’s Breakfast With Leaders series. “We bring the best leaders in Northeast Ohio to the club to share their stories in a safe and trusted environment,” said Sean Wenger, who has coordinated the series for the past two years on behalf of the Cleveland Business Leaders Committee. “The trust factor and intimate setting we provide make a great recipe for meaningful presentations.”
Continued on page 2 (top, left to right) Richard Pogue, Jerry Sue Thornton, Monte Ahuja, Joseph A. Carrabba, Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, David Franklin, Art Falco, Amy Pausche, D. Scott Looney, Christopher Ronayne, John Zitzner, Jodi Berg, Christopher Conner, Elizabeth Fowler, Eric Gordon, and Alexander “Sandy” Cutler
What New Members Are Saying
B U S I N E S S S T R AT E G Y / E X E C U T I V E C O A C H
“The Union Club is a convenient place to host client meetings in a private environment. As a new member, I have held two roundtable events at the club that went very well. The staff is wonderful and helpful, and the membership, which includes many young executives, is very welcoming. Members take a genuine interest in getting to know you and how you spend your time.”
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From the Manager Dear Members, The New Member Reception, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18, is a must-attend. This year, considering the many new members who’ve come on board, the evening promises to be especially enjoyable. All members – from the newest to the most tenured – are invited to meet and mingle over drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. I know that many of you will want to stay for dinner, so make your reservations now. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to forge new connections and rekindle long-standing relationships.
See you at the club, Claudio Caviglia
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Meet New Members Christopher Blake is a partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks. He is on the board of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and is vice president of strategic planning for the Cleveland International Film Festival. Laura is a travel writer and photographer. They enjoy independent films and traveling off the beaten path. Chris is training for his third marathon, and Laura plays volleyball. Richard Giesen Jr. is managing partner and chief investment officer of Elessar Investment Management. Lynn owns the Source, a fine-furnishings consignment retailer in Chagrin Falls. Parents of three young adults, Rick and Lynn are enjoying life as empty nesters. They live in Chagrin Falls. Nicole Gray is a member of McDonald Hopkins. She is on the boards of the Junior League of Cleveland and the MacDonald Women’s Hospital Health Leadership Council. She and Curtis, the director of operations for HHA Services, have two children. They enjoy skiing, travel, Cleveland restaurants, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Thomas Graham, M.D., is the chief innovation officer and vice chair of orthopaedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He and CeCe, his wife and childhood sweetheart, have two daughters. Tom is a golfer and enjoys fishing and sporting clays. He is a trustee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Jonathan Groza is an associate attorney with Ice Miller. Susan is a medical sales account consultant with Kimberly Clark Healthcare. They live in Rocky River with their young son and their black lab, Otto. They enjoy running, traveling, taking Otto to the beach, and eating in Cleveland’s fine restaurants. Philip Manning is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Cleveland State University. His recent research concerns new forms of password protection for smartphones, computers, and other devices. His wife, Maria Hatzoglou, is a professor of molecular nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and an expert on stress. They have two children. 2
Joe Marinucci is president and CEO of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. He was born in Italy and immigrated to Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood in 1956. He and Dani, an accomplished painter, live in Westlake, where they raised their four children. Joe and Dani enjoy travel and love to explore the neighborhoods of the cities they visit. Michael Perlmuter is president of Alex N. Sill Company. He and Shari live in Pepper Pike and have two children, one at Skidmore College and the other at George Washington University. Michael is the former president of Oakwood Country Club. He and Shari are active on many charitable boards. Anne Shaughnessy is a senior business analyst with Rosetta and a downtown Cleveland resident. She mentors a high school student through Minds Matter of Cleveland and serves on Urban Squash Cleveland’s auxiliary board and the Vocational Guidance Services’ Sunbeam board. Anne is a veteran lacrosse player and recently discovered paddle tennis. Elisabeth Sherman is chief development officer for the Northeast Ohio region of the American Red Cross. Bradley is an attorney and shareholder at Littler Mendelson. Both are involved with the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Camp Wise, Montefiore Housing Corporation, and Cleveland Hillel. They live in Pepper Pike with their twin daughters. James Smith is president of Western Reserve Systems. He and Becky live in Aurora with their five school-age children – three girls and two boys. Jim serves on the board of the Epilepsy Association. He enjoys golf, hiking, working out, and family time. Chris Snider is a certified exit planning advisor and the founder and president of the Northeast Ohio chapter of the Exit Planning Institute. Denice is a manager at Kohl’s Southpark. They are the parents of two young adults, both of whom are actively involved in the Cleveland community.
Federal Reserve Bank President to Address First Speaker Luncheon Sandra Pianalto, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will share personal and professional insights at the Senior Committee’s first Speaker Luncheon at noon on Friday, April 19. “Considering the economic challenges facing our nation, this promises to be a very relevant presentation,” said Bruce Akers, Senior Committee chair. “Last fall, we surveyed the club’s senior members about programming options, and the clear first choice was a luncheon series addressing issues of current importance. We are hoping for a huge turnout.” www.theunionclub.org | 216-621-4230
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Fitness and Wellness
Reserve Your Place at the Golf Outing It’s time to gather your team for the Union Club’s annual golf outing Tuesday, June 18 at Kirtland Country Club. Make your reservations now through Friday, May 31. All Union Club members and their guests are invited to participate.
• Format: Mini-shotgun; players in teams of four
• Scoring: TBD • Price: Kirtland non-members,
$160 plus tax; Kirtland members, $125 plus tax
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Monte Ahuja shares his story at this Breakfast With Leaders event.
Breakfast With Leaders Thrives in Club’s Setting of Trust
YoGolf Will Get You Ready
“Breakfast With Leaders opens a window of insight into what’s happening in Cleveland and the world. Speakers represent a diversity of ages and experiences and illustrate varying leadership styles and paths to success across many endeavors. Members of all ages participate. Ideas are shared; opinions are expressed; knowledge is gained; and friendships are made. There is an excitement in the air that is expressive of the Union Club today.”— Meredith Seikel Continued from page 1
Held in the Wedgewood Room or Board Room on the second Wednesday of every month except July and August, each Breakfast With Leaders event includes time for conversation, a buffetstyle breakfast, a 40-minute presentation, and what Wenger calls a lively questionand-answer session. Speakers represent a range of backgrounds, including business, nonprofit, and academic. “Every presentation is different, and that’s part of the beauty,” said Wenger. Speakers are free to select the topic they want to address. “It could be leadership in their organization, personal successes, things that have helped them, or lessons learned,” Wenger explained. 3
Includes use of the driving range, a welcome from Kirtland Pro Tim Bennett, a cookout lunch, and a follow-up cocktail reception. Contact the Fitness Center for more information. Join us in making this year’s golf outing the best ever!
“Some speakers are nearing the ends of their careers and are in the mode of giving back. Others are in the process of launching or overseeing major initiatives. Some presentations are all business; others are quite personal. What’s especially humbling is when speakers talk about things they wish they had done differently.” Thanks to its growing popularity, Breakfast With Leaders extends this year through June – a first in the series’ fiveyear history. To preserve the intimacy that distinguishes it from forum-type series, Breakfast With Leaders is open to members only. “It is an honor to connect members with community leaders through a unique program that adds real value to the club,” said Wenger.
Prepare for the golf season by participating in the return of YoGolf with Debi Darnell, 7 to 8:15 a.m. every Thursday, April 11 through May 9. This golf-specific yoga series will become progressively more challenging, so you will want to attend every class to gain the full benefit. April 10 is the last day to register. A minimum of three pre-registered participants is required. $100 for the series.
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Food and Beverage
From the President
Novel Idea: Enjoy Dinner and Discounted Writers Center Stage Tickets
RITA DOVE APRIL 11
ERIC LARSON APRIL 30
By special invitation, Union Club members receive a $5 discount on tickets to the Cuyahoga County Library Foundation’s Writers Center Stage series at PlayhouseSquare. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m., so why not stop by the club first for dinner? Complimentary parking in our garage is included. To reserve Writers Center Stage tickets, contact the front desk, or e-mail [email protected]
Tickets will be billed to your Union Club account.
Napa Vintner Will Guide Gabrielle Wine Dinner Napa vintner Gabrielle will guide diners in a total of five tastings served before and throughout the Gabrielle Collection wine dinner at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 11. Treat yourself to this exceptional food and wine event! Glass of Bubbles
New Members Enrich the Life of the Club Dear Fellow Members, The Power of 140 membership challenge, which extends until July, is already an important success. In just a few months, the Power of 140 program has resulted in 128 new members. I am very pleased with the outstanding quality of our new members and the broad engagement of current members in identifying and proposing new members. I firmly believe that the success of this program greatly enriches the life of the club. Our membership is the Union Club’s greatest asset, and it is important that new members feel engaged. I trust that you will take advantage of every opportunity to become acquainted with them and extend a warm welcome. Beyond the success of the Power of 140 initiative, the fiscal year that ends this month has been very good for your club. We will show a solid operating profit that
will be reinvested over the next year in a range of capital improvements to our fine facility. Just as important, the club hosted a rich array of informative – and fun – programs. To name only one example, I write this the day after another wonderful Summit on Leadership, which was organized and carried out by younger members. This time the topic was “Celebrating Cleveland: A Culinary Cornerstone.” The panel was fascinating; the ballroom was overflowing; the food was delicious; and spirits were high. This is a special time to be part of the Union Club! I encourage you to welcome new members, be alert for prospective members, and, above all, enjoy your Union Club.
Best regards, Bill Coquillette
Magazine Spotlights Yan Maschke Yan Maschke is pictured on the cover of the February issue of CBC Magazine. In a two-page article, she describes her position as Eaton’s business development and strategy manager, her connections to her native China, the home she and Robert share in the Gordon Square Arts District, and the couple’s commitment to balancing work and personal life while raising their young daughter.
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eing a well-regarded business professional does not make a person successful, maintains yan Maschke (pronounced yen), eaton’s business development and strategy manager. Nor does being a parent, spouse or art patron.
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although Maschke thrives in each of these roles individually, she insists that success requires achieving harmony in all aspects of life. “i like the saying, ‘Success is an extension of happiness,’” the native of China says with only a trace of an accent. “i am fulfilled in my professional life and my personal life, so i am happy, and so by that, i’m successful.” through the course of a dozen years at eaton, Maschke has enjoyed her professional development, beginning as the asian sourcing program manager. advanced degrees in international relations, supply-chain management, and finance coupled with fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and english have served her well.
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“i had always wanted to align myself with a global firm doing business between the West and the east,” she says. Working at eaton has given her the “opportunity to learn and make contributions in a broad set of business functions, from supply-chain management to manufacturing, marketing, global product line management, and now in strategy and business development. eaton is committed to talent
Eaton Business Development and Strategy Manager Yan Maschke: “I had always wanted to align myself with a global firm doing business between the West and the East.”
Valentine’s Day Dinner Proves Perfect for Proposal “All the ladies at the table received roses, but Barbara Joan also got a ring,” said Gordon Greene, describing the scene when, at this year’s Valentine’s Day dinner, he proposed to Barbara Joan Addis Looman. Greene and Looman were seated with six friends at a table in the Dining Room when he popped the question. “Each of the other couples is married, and all of the wives had tears of joy in their eyes. Barbara Joan had the most beautiful smile on her face.” Greene’s proposal was a surprise to everyone but the Union Club staff. “I got to the club early for the 6 p.m. dinner and told our waiter that I was going to propose to my date. I also mentioned it to Claudio. All of the Union Club staff was very attentive.” The couple have not yet announced their wedding plans. “But stay tuned,” said Greene.
development and has encouraged me to cultivate my professional interests while enabling me to add value to the company.”
of our time: the rising costs and increasing environmental impact of the world’s growing energy use.”
eaton is a global technology leader in diversified power management solutions for the electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power sectors. Maschke and her team develop organic and inorganic business strategies for the company’s electrical sector. “We work with global businesses to identify and evaluate potential opportunities for acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, alliances, and sometimes divestitures,” she says.
yet there is more to life than work. one of Maschke’s favorite spots is the gordon Square arts District home along the Shoreway that she shares with her architect/developer/art gallery owner husband robert (who designed the modern, C-shaped abode) and 6-year-old daughter, Siena. “We like the dynamics of having Cleveland downtown as a still backdrop and seeing the ever-evolving cityscape and the natural beauty of lake erie,” she says. “My favorite aspect of living in the C-house is that i can appreciate sunrises in the living room and enjoy sunsets in my bedroom. it makes me feel connected with nature.”
to achieve that, Maschke, who enjoys travelling internationally for leisure as well as work, often draws on her familiarity with many global cultures. “one of the accomplishments i feel proud of is helping eaton set up a business startup in China in 2004-05 while living there,” she says. “our team negotiated a land purchase agreement with the local government and built a new world-class facility to expand production locally to satisfy growing local and regional demand.” When asked what is exciting with eaton, Maschke cited last year’s $13 billion acquisition of the global electrical products manufacturer Cooper industries. it is the largest acquisition in the company’s 101-year-history.
“this is a transformational milestone that expands our market segment reach, broadens our portfolio of products, services and solutions, and strengthens our global geographic footprint,” she says. “the transaction will further accelerate eaton’s growth as a global integrated power management company focused on one of the most challenging megatrends
always the optimist, Maschke never regards being female or foreign-born as a professional hindrance. “We define how people respect us,” she says.
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Maschke’s affinity for nature extends to other aspects of her life. “growing up in China, preventive health, holistic health, and natural health are traditionally practiced and incorporated in our daily lives,” she says of her interest in natural remedies. adding to Maschke’s work-life balance is her community involvement. She serves on the engaging Women’s Committee at the union Club and on the Cleveland institute of art’s board of directors. Most importantly, she and robert fully share parenting responsibilities, allowing each to travel or attend meetings. “in my case, being a professional woman, it’s been critical to have a partner who is supportive,” Maschke says.
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Check the Union Club website at www.theunionclub.org for details about standing monthly events, including Dividend Happy Hour (1st and 3rd Thursdays) and Just Lunch (last Tuesdays).
PRIME RIB NIGHT EVERY THURS Prime rib dinner, $29 plus tax and service charge. Selections from our à la carte menu are also available. Call for reservations.
NEW MEMBER RECEPTION THURS, 4/18, 5:30 PM All members invited; complimentary hors d’oeuvres; drinks by subscription.
BREAKFAST WITH LEADERS WED, 4/10, 7:30 AM David Franklin, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is charged with guiding the completion of the museum’s $350 million renovation and expansion project and overseeing acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs as the institution enters its second century. Franklin, who was named to his role in 2010, is an internationally recognized scholar of Italian Renaissance and baroque art. A members-only event; $20 plus tax and service charge; includes breakfast and parking.
SPEAKER LUNCHEON FRI, 4/19, NOON Featuring Sandra Pianalto, president, Fourth District Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland. Call for reservations. $27 plus tax and service charge; includes lunch and parking.
GABRIELLE COLLECTION WINE DINNER THURS, 4/11, 6 PM Napa vintner Gabrielle will guide diners in a total of five tastings served before and throughout a four-course dinner. Call for reservations. $55 plus tax and service charge; includes parking.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DINNER DANCE FRI, 4/19, 6 PM Escort your daughters and their friends to one of the club’s most cherished events. This enchanted evening will include hors d’oeuvres and dinner, dancing, entertainment, limbo contests, and more. $45 for adults, $19 for girls; tax and service charge added; includes parking.
TAPAS NIGHT FRI, 4/12 AND FRI, 4/26 Enjoy a variety of small-plate tastings, live entertainment, and happy hour prices. Tapas menu until 9 p.m. (no à la carte). CLEVELAND ARTS PRIZE RECEPTION WED, 4/17, 5:30 PM Celebrate the club’s yearlong exhibition of works by winners of the Cleveland Arts Prize. $35; includes $5 donation to the Union Club Foundation, hors d’oeuvres, and parking.
Save the Date BREAKFAST WITH LEADERS WED, 5/8, 7:30 AM D. Scott Looney, head of Hawken School since 2006, has enlivened the campus and inspired the community by launching the school’s Readiness Initiative and developing the urban extension campus in University Circle. More than an educator and administrator, he is a widely published author and lecturer.
TAPAS NIGHT FRI, 5/10 Live entertainment and happy hour prices.
Group Exercise GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES NOW FREE All classes except yoga are free of charge. Class reservations are required, with a minimum of two participants. Yoga classes are $20 per class or $75 for five classes. Please contact the Fitness Center for a complete class schedule. ALL-LEVELS YOGA Join Rachele Massey for All-Levels Yoga, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Friday. Classes will be customized for students’ abilities. Reservations and a minimum of two participants are required
ANNUAL MEETING AND PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION WED, 5/15 Meeting at 5:30 p.m.; reception at 6 p.m. BUSHMILLS WHISKEY TASTING THURS, 5/30, 6 PM
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH SUN, 5/12, 11:30 AM This fabulous annual brunch is worthy of all the mothers in your life – one of the club’s great family gatherings!
BREAKFAST WITH LEADERS WED, 6/12, 7:30 AM Featuring Christopher Conner, chairman and CEO, Sherwin-Williams Company.
ANNUAL MEETING AND PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION WED, 5/15 Meeting at 5:30 p.m.; reception at 6 p.m.
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING TUES, 6/18 Make your reservation now!
TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY AND YOU, EVENT II: SAFE COMPUTING IN A DIGITAL WORLD FRI, 5/17, 12 PM
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Did You Know? The Union Club was founded in 1872 with 81 members. Today, slightly more than 140 years later, our membership includes almost 1,000 households.
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