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39 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
#10 DAC Superheroes Part 2: Adventures & Legacy
In Episode 8, recently retired DAC leaders Ted Gillary (executive manager, Sept. 1994-Jan. 2020), Kevin Brennan (executive chef, Nov. 1994-Feb. 2020) and Bruce Baka (chief engineer, March 1977-Jan. 2021) shared their origin stories, recalling how they first came to the Club. In this episode, they recount some of their many adventures, challenges and accomplishments and what they miss most about the DAC.
40 minutes | May 6, 2021
#9 The Beavers Brotherhood
For over 100 years, the Beavers have been central to life at the DAC. What began as a serious competitive swim program has evolved into raucous games of basketbrawl, high-profile luncheon speakers and an untold number of tales and traditions. We dip our toe into Beavers lore with Mike Kowalski, Dave Draper and Chris Moyer. **Sound quality is imperfect but the interview is easily audible and especially priceless.
31 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
#8 DAC Superheroes Part 1: Origin Stories
Recently retired giants in DAC history–Executive Manager Ted Gillary, Executive Chef Kevin Brennan and Chief Engineer Bruce Baka–recount their early careers and tell how they landed at the Club.
29 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
#7 Real Doormen of the DAC: Paul
He's known as the DAC Boy Scout ... prepared for any situation. Paul Swahn sheds light on his fascinating life, including admirable achievements in education, the auto industry and health and wellness, as well as his family, who are equally interesting.
17 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
#6 Party Time: Sherri Perez and Nicole Beaudoin
How does one go from a shy teen hostessing in a chain restaurant to award-winning event planner at the nation's No. 1 athletic club? The DAC's Sherri Perez reveals her story and then dishes with Nicole Beaudoin, general manager of Emerald City Designs, about planning events such as Back to the Club and the best parties they've ever attended.
34 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
#5 Real Doormen of the DAC: Godfrey
You know Godfrey Fenech as the DAC's self-described goodwill ambassador, but have you heard his working life began at a legendary restaurant in downtown Detroit, where he met an equally legendary future DAC bartender? Godfrey also shares tales of his Detroit upbringing, his career in banking and health insurance, and his beloved family.
29 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
#4 Real Doormen of the DAC: Mac
He is the Dean of DAC doormen, on duty for 35 years. He makes you feel welcomed, answers your questions and enhances your visit. Mac shares his memories, notes the changes he's observed and tells us a bit about his off-the-clock life.
30 minutes | May 4, 2020
#3 Water is Life: Schvitz Detroit + Tranquility Spa
DAC Spa Manager Julia Simmons and DAC member Paddy Lynch (owner of Schvitz Detroit) discuss the many benefits of mindfully adding more H2O to our lives. Learn more about the Schvitz at schvitzdetroit.com. Log into thedac.com and click on Services to read about the treatments and staff of the Club's Tranquility Spa.
27 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
#2 On a Roll: PC4 at the U.S. Open
As an amateur competing against professionals, DAC Assistant Bowling Manager Perry Crowell IV, aka PC4, delivered a stunning performance at the U.S. Open during a national TV broadcast in February 2020. DAC members and longtime bowlers Harry Brookes and Mark Stackpoole offer color commentary and Club bowling history. Perry's strike songs:Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature I Want to Dance with Somebody by Whitney HoustonPerry's bowling balls are made by Hammer Bowling.Perry is sponsored by Vise Inserts and Apparel EFX.
44 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
#1 The Changing of the Guard
A conversation between the outgoing and incoming executive managers, Ted Gillary and Charles Johnson. They recount their years working together, their friendship and offer advice to each other for the future.
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