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  • Lap Pool Closes for the Season
    , 2007/11/19 16:41:32

    Last day for swimming in the lap pool this season is Friday, November 30.  

  • Locker Room Closing
    , 2007/12/17 10:11:36

    The men's and women's locker rooms will be closed from Dec. 3-17 for much needed repairs to the flooring. The restroom facilities in the Le Bar building will remain available during this time.  

  • Holiday Food and Clothing Drive
    , 2007/12/14 09:44:04

    The DFC will be hosting a Holiday Food and Clothing drive from Dec. 1-16. All collected items will be donated to Urban Ministries of Durham (www.umdurham.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the emergency needs of poor people in our community. If you would like to donate items, please bring them by the DFC office. Suggested items include: canned goods, clothing and blankets, toiletries, single bed linens, towels and wash clothes, diapers and baby food. Thank you for your generosity.  

  • 2008 USTA League Tennis Play
    , 2007/11/28 13:55:37

    TennisCalling all DFC tennis players!! It's not too early to begin thinking about spring 2008 USTA league tennis play! Spring teams form in January and February, and league play happens from early March through early June. At this point, we are thinking that DFC will field women's teams at the 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 levels (probably mostly evening, but we are open to the idea of daytime if demand exists), and men's teams at the 3.5 and 4.0 levels (evening play). Play at other levels is an option if enough interest exists! USTA play is a lot of fun! Teams typically play one night per week either at DFC courts (when home) or away at other clubs in the area. In the spring USTA season, teams field 2 courts of singles and 3 courts of doubles for each match. Teams can contain 14 individuals, and only 8 play on a given night, so not everyone plays every week. As a player, you can estimate that your playing commitment will be about 4 to 6 matches over the 3 month period (the exact number of matches depends on number of teams in each league). Even if you have never participated in USTA League play before, we welcome you to give it a try. You'll meet a lot of fun people, and play some great tennis! If you are interested, or think you might be interested, or have any questions about USTA league play, please contact Kelly Baker (DFC pro) at kelly.baker@duke.edu (or see him on the courts!), or Charlotte Clark (club member) at cclark@duke.edu. You must let us know of your interest by early February so we can determine what teams we want to field at each level. The January newsletter will contain a specific notification deadline date. See you on the courts!!!  

  • Parents' Night Out
    Benjamin Kimmel, 2007/12/12 10:53:33

     Kid's campTake the night off and bring your 4-12 years to the DFC on November 16, from 6-10pm. Parents' Night out will include a movie, food decorating, games, a Twister competition, and a raffle (tickets cost $1). Cost is $15 for members, and $18 for non-members. Please call the office (684-6672). The attached registration form must be completed before the event. [Parents Night Out, PDF]  

  • Wine Tasting
    , 2007/10/30 14:34:41

    The DFC and Wine Authorities will be hosting a wine tasting event in the LeBar building on Thursday, November 15, 7-9pm. The event costs $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Six wines will be availible for tasting, and cheese and fruit will be served. Wine Authorities is Durham's new locally owned, independent wine retail store and wine education facility. They feature free wine tastings every Saturday from 12 Noon to 3 PM in the store. In addition, Wine Authorities has the only Enomatic self serve wine tasting machine in the Triangle, which allows users to purchase a tasting debit card and taste up to 12 wines at a time. Wine classes are scheduled regularly and the weekly tasting line up along with class schedules can be found at their web site: www.wineauthorities.com. To register for the event, please call the office at 684-6672.  

  • Marcy Speer 3 Mile Run/Walk
    , 2008/10/29 15:48:30

    This inaugural event is in memory of Marcy Speer, a long time DFC member, who lost her battle with breast cancer this summer. The run/wall will be held on Saturday, November 17, 9am. All proceeds from the event will benefit Triangle Day School and the Duke University Center for Human Genetics. The event will be held on the Al Buehler Trail. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children age 5-10. Register on-line at http://www.chg.duke.edu/marcyrun. There will also be registration on the day of the event. For more information, contact Cammie Dale at 401-9640 or cammiedale@yahoo.com.  

  • Fall into Fitness on Fridays
    , 2008/02/25 11:19:35

     Fall into FitnessAre you looking to add a spark to your workouts?  Come to Fall into Fitness on Fridays at the DFC.  We will be sponsoring several Friday noontime workshops that will introduce some of the latest ways to enhance your workouts.  There is no cost, and each workshop will last about an hour.  Please come dressed to participate.  Participants will try out the exercises and receive feedback from the instructor.  Here is a list of the workhshops:


    Friday, October 26

    Power Your Workout with Plyometrics presented by Mike DeStefano,Performance Enhancement Specialist, Balanced Movement Studio


    Friday, November 2

    I'm With the Band:  A Fit Band Workout that You Can with You Anywhere presented by Meg Pomerantz, Director, DFC


    Friday, November 9

    Oh, My Aching Back:  Core Strengthening Exercises to Keep Your Back Healthy presented by Eamonn Lanigan, Instructor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, UNC-CH.


  • Mini Camp on November 12
    , 2007/11/08 15:29:40

    Are you looking for a fun and safe place for your child to go on the November 12th Teacher Work Day? Enroll them in the DFC's Kid's Day Camp.

    Time:  8:30am-3:30pm

    Age:   5-12 year olds

    Fee:   $40 members; $45 non-members

    For more information:  Contact Chanee Lynch at lynchce@email.unc.edu or (215) 268-6573. 

    See attached registration form. [Office] [Word, PDF]  

  • Halloween Party for the Kids
    , 2007/10/26 16:06:01

     jackolanternCome play with pirates & goblins, witches & ghouls! The Duke Faculty Club is hosting a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 26, 2007 from 5-8pm. Cost is $3 per child at the door. Canned goods will also be accepted at the door. Join us for games, candy, prizes, raffle, snacks and more! [JPEG, PDF]  

  • DFC and the Farm Rally for a Cause
    , 2007/10/18 14:32:55

    The Rally for the Cure was a huge success! On Friday, October 12, 2007, members of the Duke and UNC Faculty Clubs shed their shades of blue and donned a new color - pink - to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. Thirty-two women from both clubs played in a round robin tournament, ate lunch together, and raised over $2,000. Rally for Cure GroupThank you to everyone who participated by playing, sponsoring a court, making a donation, purchasing a raffle ticket, or eating lunch! To learn more about the event, read the article in the Chapel Hill News (http://www.chapelhillnews.com/sports/story/10371.html).  

  • End of the Fall Tennis League Season Round Robin
    , 2007/10/30 14:34:16

    Kelly will be hosting an informal round robin tennis tournament to celebrate the end of the fall league season on Sunday, November 11, 2-5pm. For more information contact Kelly Baker at kelly.baker@duke.edu or 667-4428.  

  • October 12, 2007 - Parents' Night Out
    , 2007/10/09 16:35:54

    Are you a parent looking for a night out? The Duke Faculty club will be hosting a Parents' Night Out on Friday, October 12, 2007 from 6-9pm. Bring your 4-12 year olds for a night of games, food, and fun with an international twist. Cost is $15 for members and $18 for non members. Please call the office at 684-6672 for more information or to register.  

  • October 12, 2007 - Duke Faculty Club to co-host Rally for the Cure
    , 2007/10/09 16:18:52

    On Friday, October 12, 2007 the UNC Faculty Staff Recreation Association and the Duke University Faculty Club will co-host our inaugural Rally for the Cure (www.rallyforthecure.com). This is a tennis event with the purpose of spreading awareness in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as a life threatening disease. The event will include at Meet and Greet at 9:30am, round robin tennis play from 10am-12pm, and lunch from 12-2pm. Our guest speaker, Dr. Claudio Battaglini, will be present his research in exercise and cancer. To register, please download this form. [Registration form.]  

  • The new Duke Faculty Club website has been launched!
    , 2007/10/08 11:58:01

    It will take a little while to get all of the information you are used to seeing in the newsletter and and other areas on the new site pages, but we are getting the content in place as quickly as we can. You will also begin to notice various additions and enhancements so please continue to check back as we find ways to improve your Faculty Club experience. Please contact the office if you have any questions about any information you find here.


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