December 2012 Newsletter

Sisters Athletic Club
December 2012

Rosie Horton
Rosie began working at SAC in 2004 helping out with our 3rd grade swim program, which led to her teaching private and group lessons at the Club. Rosie is also the owner of Common Threads downtown. She began working at Common Threads in 1988 and in 2001 became the owner.
Rosie has been swimming competitively since she was 6 years old and has been teaching swimming since the 70’s. The breaststroke was her specialty and her talents took her to the Jr. Olympics in her youth. Needless to say swimming is her passion in life.
Rosie has lived in Sisters for 25 years, which is a long time by her standards since Rosie grew up as a “military brat”, and moved around a lot. She and her husband Tim relocated from Irvine California where Rosie went to college. Tim’s mother was retiring to Sisters and Tim and Rosie liked the area so much that they decided to move here as well.
When not swimming or working at the store, Rosie enjoys relaxing with family and enjoying her one-year-old German shepherd puppy Magnum. Rosie is a member of the Sisters Quilt show Board and volunteers at many community and school events. She is an asset to our community as well as an asset to the Club and we could not be happier to have her as part of the SAC team!

Connie Gunterman
Connie has been a member at SAC since 2007. She relocated to Sisters from Dayton, Ohio. While her son was living in Oregon she had vacation in the area and liked it so much she decided to retire here. Connie has two sons, one living in Daytona and the other in Forest Grove. She spent her professional life as an HR manager and recently retired. She and her husband Joe live in Tollgate with two dogs and a cat.
Connie is a dive master and enjoys scuba diving and underwater photography. She says her favorite place is underwater and spends a lot of time swimming in the pool at the Club. She has done over 750 dives since 1994 – wow! Last February she traveled to Roatan Nicaragua but says Bonaire near Venezuela is her favorite spot to dive so far. She hopes to visit Palau this coming year.
Aside from diving and swimming, Connie enjoys hiking, fishing, shooting and kayaking. She is very active in her church, singing in the choir and organizing the country fair. It is a pleasure to have Connie as a member at the Club and we look forward to hearing more about her diving adventures.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

December can be a busy month for all of us and that is no different here at the Club. This month new bicycles will be arriving into the spin room and new flooring will be installed throughout the club including new carpeting and a padded floor in the weight room. We will also be making improvements to existing equipment and systems. The Club will be closed December 13, 14, 15 and 16 to make the improvements.

Members can upgrade their membership for FREE through the month of December. If you have a spouse that has been on the fence about joining or you have been thinking about including your kids on your membership, now is the time to do it since you will not have to pay the upgrade fee to add them. Upgrade forms are available at the front desk.

During the month of December our Holiday Guest Express packages are available for the discounted price of $100 for 12 guest visits. That’s two FREE visits plus the discounted guest fee price. If you have family or friends visiting during the holidays be sure to bring them into the Club, we would love to see them!

Looking for something for the kids to do while they are out of school? Parties will be on Friday December 21st and Friday December 28th from 5:30-7:00pm. FREE for family memberships, $5 for non – family memberships and $10 for non-members, so bring a friend! Children older than five that know how to swim are welcome. Sign up at the front desk.

We will be offering holiday swim lessons Wednesday, Thursday and Friday December 26,27,28 and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday January 2, 3, 4 from 10:30-11:00. The cost is $60 for 2 weeks for members with an additional cost for non-members. The classes are for beginners to intermediate swimmers ages 4-10. Sign up is available at the front desk.

We are hosting a food drive for the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank. Please bring your donation of non perishable food into the Club and we will get it over to the food bank.
Resolution Run
New Years Day at 10am
5k or 5 mile and kids 1 mile
Fundraiser for Kiwanis Food Bank
Suggested donation of $10 per person
$5 per child under 12 or $25 for the whole family
Hot chocolate and doughnuts after the run!

Holiday Hours
December 24th – 5am-1pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
December 26th – 7am-3pm
New Years Eve – 5am-1pm
New Years Day – 8am-12pm (no classes)