The Winged M, April 2024

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Fosters Self-Improvement

Multnomah Athletic Club’s mission:


32 Presidential Perspective

As he settles into his new role as club president, Andrew Randles shares the evolution of his MAC experience and how he’s approaching his new responsibility.

34 Chasing Personal Bests

The passionate members behind MAC’s Decathlon, now in its 50th year, continue pushing themselves to reach new heights.




World Tai Chi Day to the Pilates & Barre Party, members in motion tend to reach their goals. Cover design by Julia Omelchuck. Cover photos by Brandon Davis.

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Contents 26 APRIL 2024 | VOL. 113 No. 4 Turn to Club Scrapbook to see photos from the Heartbreaker Run and more. CLUB LIFE 5 President’s Column 7 Manager’s Column 9 Athletics Column 11 Faces of MAC 14 MelloMacs 15 Prom Dress Drive 16 MAF Thank You 17 Youth Grant Initiative 19 MAF Tributes 21 Balladeers 23 House Committee 25 In Memorium 26 Club Scrapbook 31 Tell Your Story FITNESS & WELLNESS 38 Tai Chi 40 Olympic Weightlifting 40 Massage Therapist 42 Pilates & Barre ATHLETICS 44 Squash 46 Soccer 48 Climbing 50 Handball 52 Racquetball 54 Tennis 55 Walk Across America 56 Volleyball CULINARY 58 Mother ’s Day Brunch 59 Culinar y Calendar EVENTS 60 Kentucky Derby 61 April Events 62 May Events 68 F inancial Statements 73 Advertiser Index The Winged M (USPS 483-210) is published monthly by Multnomah Athletic Club at 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. Advertising from members and nonmembers is accepted by The Winged M. Advertisers in The Winged M are not endorsed by Multnomah Athletic Club unless otherwise noted. For questions concerning mailings and subscriptions, call 503-517-7280 or email Periodicals postage is paid at Portland, Oregon. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to Multnomah Athletic Club Membership, 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. ©2024 Multnomah Athletic Club. For advertising information, email Submit magazine content ideas to View current and past issues of The Winged M online at COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
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Committee Chairs


Athletic Ken Meyer

Audit Jenny Kim

Budget & Finance Jenny Kim

Communications Holly Lekas

Diversity Admissions Julie Kim

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Vishnu Jetmalani

House Mike Kobelin

Member Events Mary Kay Rodman

Membership Jason Hickox

Property Elizabeth Knight


Food & Beverage Jim Hall

Human Resources Brian Lawler

Land Use Randy Johnson

Past Presidents Advisory Mary Turina

Technology Advisory Ashley Fenker


Arts Jan Atwill

Investments Marc Fovinci


Artistic Swimming Neisa Dokken

Basketball Riley Wiggins

Climbing Ryland Stucke

Cycling Bryan Leslie

Dance Rachael Seeger

Early Birds Lisa Johnson

Fitness & Decathlon Eric Skaar

Golf Scott Mears

Group Exercise Jan Murtaugh

Gymnastics Marilyn Litzenberger

Handball Conor Casey

Karate Elizabeth Flores

Outdoor Activities Program David Long

Pickleball Dana Bach-Johnson

Pilates Julia Ju

Racquetball Sanjay Bedi

Ski & Snowboard Matt Elden

Squash Maurice Reid

Swim Bob Radler

Tennis Karl Zabel

Triathlon & Running Dorothy Davenport

Volleyball Lindsey Hern

Walking & Hiking Anna Kanwit

Water Fitness Joanna Bartlo

Water Volleyball Steve Watson

Yoga TBD


20s/30s Shannon Kehoe

Balladeers Chris Rasmussen

Community & Heritage Kay Hallmark

Community Involvement Sheri Anderson

Culture & Style Kristen Drzayich

Family Events Erica Swanson

Holiday Decorating Ernest Cooper

MelloMacs Kirsten Leonard

Social Activities Victoria Buck


Spring is a wonderful time in the Pacific Northwest. Living in a region with four defined seasons, it’s this time of year that we see undeniable signs that we are emerging from the winter months, giving us a glimmer of hope that summer is just around the corner. For many local families, it also means Spring Break, a chance to either play tourist close to home or escape the rainy weather for a bit of fun in the sun. Our family stayed in Portland during the break, and not surprisingly, clocked many hours at MAC while my first grader, Peyton, enjoyed a week off from school. This meant many trips to the Sun Deck Pool and Climbing Gym, where I was able to belay, for the first time, my just-turned-three-year-old daughter, Jessie.

I also want to give a special thanks to those members who have been tapped to chair one of our many committees. Your leadership, along with your vision for each community, provides invaluable guidance and insights toward the club’s strategies and initiatives. We are excited to work with you and collaborate with all our committees during the next year.

One of my favorite events of the year is the All-Committee Dinner, a special night where we get to show our appreciation for the hundreds of dedicated committee volunteers at MAC. Mark your calendar for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in the Ballroom for what promises to be a night filled with fun, tons of laughs, and ample servings of food and beverages. Committee members can register at

Board Goals

At our annual Board of Trustees retreat in February, the 12 of us spent two days discussing goals and strategic initiatives for MAC. The discussions focused on three main areas that we will be focusing our efforts around this year:

New Committee Year

April is in many ways “New Year’s” at MAC as the club embarks on a new committee year. As we navigated through this year’s committee selection process, it was inspiring to see such a diverse representation of the membership interested in getting involved to help shape the future of MAC. Our committees are made up of members with a variety of experiences; some are rotating onto their fifth committee while others are joining their first committee, serving alongside both lifelong members and those who may have just joined the club. MAC’s robust committee system is one of the many attributes that sets our club apart from others nationally. No other comparable club comes close to offering members such a significant and meaningful opportunity to help inform leadership decisions. Being a member-driven club with such an involved committee system requires a special community, one that is engaged and has a vested interest in the club’s growth and legacy. Everyone at MAC has a voice, and the committee system is a major reason why.

1. Foster a community of lifelong athletes

2. Evolve operations that directly support experience

3. Build strategic foundations

Taken together, these three initiatives will guide our work in helping members discover new ways to lead healthy and well-balanced lives. Additionally, we’ll explore investing in programming and infrastructure that will keep the club at the forefront of the fitness and wellness industry for decades to come.

This year is shaping up to be an exciting one, and we are thrilled to play a role in helping to usher our club toward a prosperous future.

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Board of Trustees

President Andrew Randles

Vice President Ryan Chiotti

Treasurer Jenny Kim

Secretary Jennifer Strait


Susan Bladholm

Shannon Conrad

Theodore Fettig

David Hanna

Victor Perry

Dana Rasmussen

Alex Young

Daniel Williams

General Manager

Charles Leverton

Executive Leadership Team

Strategy & Portfolio Director

Matt Abraham

Culinary & Events Director

Erik Anderson

Finance & Accounting Director

Mary Averette

Chief of Staff

Laura Boley

Communications Director

Stephanie Cameron

Fitness & Performance Senior Director

C.J. Martin

Athletic Director

Lisa Miller

Engagement Director

Derek Pratt

Club Operations Senior Director

John Sterbis

Interim HR Director

Carrie Tarbell

Senior Leadership Team

Assistant Athletic Director

Chad Failla

Facilities/Campus Master Plan Director

David Hobbs

Strategy & Special Projects Manager

Nathan Loomis

Technology Director

Mark Marcelline

Portfolio Manager

Patrick Martin

HR Operations Director

Amy Mattson

Experience & Member Services Director

Kevin Pollack

Membership Manager

Kelly Robb

Food & Beverage Service Manager

Shaun Scott


pril marks another exciting period at the Multnomah Athletic Club, with a fresh class of member volunteers ready to serve and shape our future. Our committee system is the “secret sauce” that distinguishes us from a sea of competitors clamoring for the attention of our more than 22,000 lifelong athletes. For more than a century, our club has been steered by you, our members. The choices you make keep us at the forefront of the private club industry, where MAC has consistently been recognized as a top 10 club nationally for its pursuit of excellence and innovation.

The incoming committee classes will continue our forward momentum, delivering a club that serves both today and future eras of MAC. Their work truly highlights the depth and breadth of MAC’s ability to serve members. The expansive list of improvements to our programming is too long to list here, but here are some highlights that should excite you about the future of MAC.

Modernizing Our Facility

Our Property Committee, in tandem with the Facilities department, is embarking on a significant renovation of key first-floor social spaces. Plans for revamping the Reading Lounge and Sports Pub are underway, with construction slated for 2025 and 2026. The Reading Lounge will be transformed into a versatile space for adults, while the Sports Pub will see improvements to create distinct areas for family-friendly dining while maintaining a relaxed pub atmosphere for game watching. Additionally, our commitment to athletic and fitness spaces continues with a comprehensive renovation of our Sun Deck Pool, which includes updating critical equipment, aesthetics, and locker room facilities. We also continue to upgrade our Fitness Room equipment. After recently attending the world’s largest fitness conference, Senior Director of Fitness & Performance C.J. Martin is set to integrate the latest equipment, in partnership with our Athletic and

Property Committees, to ensure our offerings align with member expectations. Despite minor setbacks from January’s ice storms, we anticipate meeting our project milestones.

Upgrading Our Experiences

The pandemic underscored that our community is far more than a building. Our service standards initiative, aimed at standardizing improvements and adhering to service promises across teams, is making significant strides. Under the guidance of Experience & Member Services Director Kevin Pollack and Engagement Director Derek Pratt, this initiative aims to enhance our service quality based on comprehensive evaluations.

Athletically, MAC is dedicated to nurturing a community of lifelong athletes. Our work is focused on making it easier for members to stay engaged and maintain health within our community. C.J. and I are partnering on the lifelong athlete program, and this year we are developing the long-term plans, which will launch with an initial proof of concept cohort sometime mid-summer. The cohort will serve to help us build out our capabilities as we test our processes and onboarding programs.

Meanwhile, our Member Events Committee is already busy partnering with staff on a comprehensive calendar of social events to provide activities for members of every age.

Building Our Foundations

Efforts to steer MAC toward a brighter future involve enhancing our core operational capabilities. This includes technological upgrades and process improvements to better serve our members. Our multi-year governance review, led by Chief of Staff Laura Boley and our Board of Trustees, aims to ensure our organizational structure and policies remain relevant and effective.

At MAC, we understand that serving others is a key component of a fulfilling life. The fellowship and collective spirit of serving future generations are what make MAC special. It enables our ability to respect traditions while embracing progress — a core principle that maintains our national leading position in the private club sector.

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s April kicks off, we move into a new committee year with new members volunteering their time to help guide our club. In Athletics, we have 26 sport committees that report to our Athletic Committee. These committees help set the vision for our programs along with putting in countless hours to help staff in a variety of ways. This volunteer role is essential to our club, helping ensure that MAC is set up to thrive for the next 100 years and beyond. With that in mind, I’d like to use this column to talk about the power of volunteering as we embark on a new committee year.

As the Assistant Athletic Director of our beloved institution, I am constantly reminded of the invaluable contribution that volunteering makes to the club. Whether it’s on the courts, at events, or within the social fabric of our community, volunteers are the lifeblood that keeps our programs thriving and our spirits high.

In the realm of sports, volunteers play a pivotal role in shaping the experiences of our athletes. From juniors to adults, every program at the club thrives from dedicated members ensuring that our teams have the support they need to succeed. Parent support for our junior teams is invaluable, as it allows our coaches to focus on athlete development. Volunteers also help with many other program aspects, including travel logistics and team bonding.

Beyond our competitive sports programs, volunteers are instrumental in the success of our athletic events. Whether it’s organizing fundraisers, coordinating logistics, or providing assistance on the day of the event, their tireless efforts make it possible for us to bring our community together in celebration and camaraderie. Their passion and commitment help create memories that last a lifetime for participants and spectators alike.

But perhaps most importantly, volunteering is the glue that holds our social fabric together. It’s through volunteering that individuals from all walks of life come together, united by a common purpose and a shared passion for our club. Whether it’s parents cheering from the sidelines or community members pitching in, volunteering fosters a sense of belonging and connection that transcends boundaries and strengthens the bonds of our community.

The impact of volunteering extends far beyond the tangible benefits it brings to our club. It also enriches the lives of those who give their time and energy selflessly. Volunteering provides an opportunity for personal growth, allowing individuals to develop new skills, build meaningful relationships, and gain a sense of fulfillment that comes from making a difference in the lives of others. In this way, volunteering is not just an act of service; it’s a transformative experience that enriches both the giver and the receiver.

As the backbone of our club, volunteers deserve our utmost respect, gratitude, and support. Their contributions may not always be visible or glamorous, but they are undeniably essential to the success and vitality of our programs. It’s important that we recognize and celebrate their efforts every day.

So let us take a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who give so generously of their time, talents, and energy. Your dedication does not go unnoticed, and your impact extends far beyond the athletic or event venue. You are the unsung heroes who make our club great, and we are truly grateful for everything you do.

I urge each member of our community to consider how they can contribute to our organization through volunteering. Whether it’s lending a helping hand at an upcoming event or simply spreading the word about our programs, your support makes a difference. Together, let us continue to build a stronger, more vibrant community through the power of volunteering.

Chad Failla
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A Generous Balladeer

Whether it’s the Turkey Trot in November or the Heartbreaker Run in February, members who participate in MAC’s 5K races can count on Karl Wetzel to be there to cheer them on. Though he no longer runs himself, he’s become such a staple volunteer for these events that staff members have fondly named the spot where he stands along the course “Karl’s Corner.”

Wetzel, who lives nearby in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, says it’s easy to grab a coffee at the club and then head up the hill to his post, where he helps keep the runners and walkers on course and encouraged.

A MAC member for more than 30 years, Wetzel shares the club experience with his wife, Barbara, as well as the family of their son, Sebastian — who, notably, designed the map of running routes that hangs on the wall outside the Fitness Room. Aside from volunteering at MAC events, Wetzel is a longtime

participant in the club’s tenor and bass choir, the Balladeers. A passionate historian, he’s been deemed the “unofficial archivist” of the group and can rattle off Balladeers factoids almost impulsively.

He’s also got a fascinating history of his own. His father, like his grandfather, was a pipe organ builder in Germany before coming to America as a young man in the late 1920s to take a job in his uncle’s pipe organ factory in Virginia. A few years later, he returned to Germany to marry Karl’s mother and convinced her to join him in the states. “If it weren’t for that, I would have been born in Nazi Germany,” Wetzel says.

Instead, he grew up in rural Virginia, where he spent his free time as a kid swimming and fishing in the nearby creek with his brother and neighborhood pals. He also got an early career start as a school bus driver at the ripe old age of 16. Somewhere along the way, he developed a passion for science — specifically physics. “I’m a hands-on person,” he explains, noting that he took after his woodworking father. “I like to build furniture, for example, but when teaching, I learned that bending and breaking or tossing things was an effective way to demonstrate the theories.”

Wetzel earned physics degrees at Georgetown and Yale Universities and worked at Argonne National Lab near Chicago for several years before accepting a teaching job at the University of Portland in 1969.

Since retiring from teaching in 2001, he and Barbara have taken many trips to Europe, including Portugal, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Ireland, usually hiking for several weeks in each country. When he’s not traveling or singing with the Balladeers, he plays the recorder, spends time with his grandchildren (their other son, Kip, and his family live near Philadelphia), and he still finds new ways to stay involved at the club.

“I haven’t been into competitive sports, but I take stretch classes and ride the stationary bike,” he explains. “It’s just fun to be involved.”

Keyed Up!

Stephanie Bernards just joined MAC in August of last year, and while she still has yet to tickle the ivories of one of the club’s pianos, she’s already making her voice heard in the community. A regular performer at Revolution Hall’s Showbar, she’s releasing an original single, Rebirth, in May. It’s produced by Sofia VonTrapp, who’s worked with Pink Martini, and can be found under the name Stephanie Lynne on all online platforms when it drops. Lynne is her middle name, and she also has performed under her maiden name with the Stephanie Cooke Quartet.

In addition to getting married in 2023 to member Brandt Bernards, she also published her first printed work, A Journal for the Musician’s Soul. “The goal of the journal and my podcast together is to connect listeners through conversation and then offer a personal opportunity to go deeper within themselves,” she says, referencing her Artistry with Heart: A Musician’s Wellness Podcast, which listeners can find on platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and more.

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Continued from page 11 for that. A church gig on Sunday mornings kept her consistent when she otherwise wouldn’t have been, and she eventually majored in piano performance at Central Washington University. There she connected with Dr. John Pickett, who saw something in her that she didn’t see in herself.

The journal came about after Bernards and co-author Ashlee Young connected on a common theme over coffee one morning back in 2016: the need for authentic musical expression and connection among musicians. “After spending the majority of our academic and professional lives trying to fit our societies’ expectations of what it means to be an artist, we decided to try another way: to allow humanity and honesty to guide our performances and teaching,” she recalls.

“What started as a few friends and colleagues performing together in concert expanded into an entire musical philosophy. This journal embodies that philosophy. The purpose of the interactive journal is to explore what’s possible when you connect with your deep, authentic self.”

Bernards began playing piano at age 5 because her parents wanted her to have exposure to music and be able to play an instrument, and she’s forever grateful to them

Editor’s Note

“Thanks to his encouragement, I applied for the graduate teaching assistantship at Portland State University and got a full ride teaching classical piano. I got connected to another highly influential mentor, Professor Lisa Marsh, with whom I received my master’s degree in piano performance.”

She’s now been teaching jazz and classical piano privately to Portland students for a number of years, as well as Body Mapping for Musicians at Portland State University with Marsh.

“I love the freedom that jazz and improvising allows and the structure that classical provides,” she says. “It sets an awesome foundation for composing and appreciating all genres of music.”

This month, readers might notice a few changes to the sections that make up The Winged M. First, the Club News section has a new name — Club Life. This name better captures the essence of the content shared here, which is intended to not only offer valuable insights that help members make the most of their membership, but also to amplify voices that showcase the breadth of experiences happening at the club each day. The editorial team enthusiastically welcomes member contributions in the form of photos, articles, and ideas. Please email to share.

Additionally, the Athletics and Fitness & Wellness sections have been moved up to a more prominent position in the layout. Athletic is the club’s middle name, and sport and well-being are at the core of the club’s tradition of excellence and community. The Winged M remains committed to telling compelling stories that showcase these facets of club life.

These small improvements are part of the ever-continuing effort to ensure that each issue of The Winged M reflects the MAC experience and remains an invaluable resource for members.

As a MAC member, Bernards uses the club for a similarly wide-ranging array of activities. “I love to swim, shoot hoops, cross/ strength train for my trail running, and of course, take advantage of the spa!”

In the future, she hopes to continue to be “a conduit of healing to others through the medium of music performance and instruction.

“I’d love to keep elevating important conversations among musicians via podcasting, continuing to play and sing my original music while challenging myself to dig deeper into the great classical and jazz pieces, and share everything I know about musicians’ wellness with anyone who might benefit from it.”

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Songs in the Key of Love

MelloMacs Make Everyone Feel Welcome at Spring Sing-Along

Members with songs in their hearts are invited to set them free at the MelloMacs Spring Sing-Along from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Doesn’t matter if they can’t read music, and no experience is absolutely no problem. As the name implies, the MelloMacs are super chill, and the club’s coed choir is ready to open its songbooks to anyone who’s excited to find their voice.

“This is like a no-cut sport. It just happens to be music,” says MelloMacs Committee Chair Kirsten H. Leonard. “We’re all bringing something to the table, even those with no previous musical experience, because they’re so determined to get better.

“It’s no different than working hard on your tennis swing or your breaststroke. It’s just repetition that results in joy. The feeling I get now that I can deadlift 40 pounds is as palpable to me as the fact that I can now hit a high E. I’ve worked at it!”

Leonard says she likes to help others realize their potential, too, and it might be what attracted her to the MelloMacs. After singing in her Aloha High School and Stanford

University choirs, she gave her vocal cords a healthy hiatus before finding her way back to performance.

“That’s a common thread for many members,” she says. “They sang as kids, they sang with their families, they went to church, all those kinds of stories. I can’t tell you the number of people I know who say they ‘can’t sing,’ but then you talk to them and realize they have in the past and are interested in doing so again.”

What better time than spring to let the buds of artistic ambitions poke back through the topsoil of everyday life? The annual MelloMacs sing-along isn’t just about showing off their constantly evolving repertoire and skillsets but also attracting new members. Songbooks are passed around, and all attendees are encouraged to add to the harmonious vibrations.

Even those with no intention of joining in can look forward to a treat in the form of a solo from new MelloMacs director — and acclaimed local blues, gospel, and jazz vocalist — Marilyn Keller. “She’s wonderful and always gets recognized when we go out and sing,” Leonard says. “Somebody who has worked so hard at her craft knows how to communicate technique, like how to place your breath and hold it. People are commenting that their voices are better than they ever thought possible.”

The range of pieces about to be performed reflect both this personal and group progression, as well as the theme, “What the World Needs Now … Is a Spring Sing-Along.” Featuring the semi-titular Burt Bacharach and Hal David composition, as well as Motown classics, contemporary throwbacks by Michael Buble and Harry Connick, Jr., and another apt-to-Oregon Bacharach/David number, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, the songlist promises to be nearly as dynamic as local weather.

In addition to hosting karaoke at MAC and lending their voices to a variety of popular club events such as the Holiday Party, the MelloMacs — like MAC’s other singing institution, the Balladeers — regularly visit assisted living facilities and other external communities in need of beauty and connection. Wherever they go, Leonard notes the power of timeless music to bring people together.

“When we were at a recent concert, there was a young man who has a brain injury from an accident. He is evidently a phenomenal singer, and his joy was palpable to get to sing with us,” she recalls. “As he rocked along with our beat and hummed along, it just proved to us that music is one of the most bonding experiences that you can have.”

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Thank You, MAC Members!

Abby’s Closet extends a huge thank you to the Multnomah Athletic Club and the Community Involvement Committee, which hosted a Prom Dress Donation Drive in February to benefit Abby’s Closet. The goal was to collect 20 dresses, but through the goodwill and generosity of MAC members, 220 dresses and multiple accessories, like shoes and handbags, were donated in just one week! All of these items made their way to the 20th annual Abby’s Closet Prom Dress Giveaway in March.

“We are humbled and impressed with the proliferation of donations, and we hope to hold another MAC donation drive next year,” says Cindy McMahon, Board President for Abby’s Closet.

“It’s more than just a dress.” The nonprofit’s mission is to inspire confidence and respect in high school students by providing free formal dresses for prom and other memorable events. Abby’s Closet collects dresses and accessories year-round to be ready for its annual giveaway event every March and to be able to offer as many dresses as possible to students. The team is always looking for volunteers to lend a hand at the giveaway or to host their own donation drive, so all are invited to join and see what a difference a dress can make. More information is available at

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2024 Sponsors & Partners


• Charles Schwab

• Steve & Sally Elorriaga

• The Usher Family


• Empirical Wealth Management

• Mind Matters, PC

• Patrick Lumber


• Bill & Colleen Gardner

• Dougherty Laybourn Menashe Dental

• Kathy Schroeder & Tom Gustafson

• The Partners Group

• The Women of the MAC Board

• The Women of the MAC Past Presidents


• O + I Develop

• Providence Health Plan


• Alloro Winery

• Balsall Creek Vineyards

• Columbia Grain

• Cycle Oregon WEEKEND Ride

• Hillsboro Hops

• Jenny & Sam Kim

• Multnomah Whiskey Library

• Nan Ramirez

• Nossa Familia Coffee

• Oregon Ballet Theater

• Rose City Awning & Flag

• Rose City Rollers

• Seattle Mariners

• Multnomah Athletic Club

$48,000 Powers Possibilities for Youth

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation is thrilled to announce the success of MAF Week 2024, where members came together to raise an impressive $48,000. This achievement is not only a testament to the generosity of our community but also signifies the tremendous impact we can make for students across the greater Portland area.

Among the beneficiaries of these funds is Jazell Allen, a remarkable individual who exemplifies dedication to both academics and community service. As one of the recipients of the 2023 Loprinzi Award Scholarships, Allen, now a first-year student at the University of Southern California, has already made significant contributions during her time at Milwaukie High School. Her outstanding leadership as student class vice president, dedication to school events like homecoming week and blood drives, and role as varsity volleyball captain, coupled with her initiative as a young Native American inspiring others to explore beyond the reservation, are truly remarkable. With the support of the $8,000 Loprinzi Scholarship, Allen is pursuing a degree in biohealth sciences, with aspirations of attending dental school in the future.

In addition to supporting individual scholars like Allen, the funds raised during MAF Week also provide vital support to organizations such as Portland Tennis & Education. This organization has been a grant partner with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation since 2014, offering a range of programs, including tennis, nutrition, and academic support to over 341 students and families from their St. John’s location.

The success of MAF Week underscores the invaluable role that the Multnomah Athletic Club community plays in advancing the Foundation’s mission. Without the collective efforts of members and staff, these scholarships and grants would not be possible. The Foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to this event and supported our commitment to creating opportunities for wonderful students and organizations in our community.

The board and staff of the Foundation are inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication demonstrated by our community. Together, we have paved the way for a future filled with possibilities for young people.


Empowering Youth Through Philanthropy: The Impact of the Youth Grant Initiative

In a world where the voices of youth are often relegated to fleeting social media posts, the Youth Grant Initiative (YGI) empowers teenagers to create positive and lasting change through community engagement and hands-on philanthropy. This unique program, spearheaded by the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF), equips a selected group of students with the tools and platform needed to make a tangible difference by offering the cohort $5,000 to donate to an organization of their choice.

Mollyanne Fleming, a proud parent of two sons, Loland (16) and Winston (14), reflects on their involvement in the YGI with appreciation. “It’s like a best-known secret; you are giving money away, but you are also gaining all of these life skills in a way that is anchored in movement, athleticism, and helping others to be active in the world.”

Loland, now a seasoned participant who has been part of the program twice, describes how his original group in 2020 focused on understanding philanthropy and working with others, albeit digitally. “We learned about specific organizations that help make our community a better place,” he noted. “Individually, we picked our favorite organizations, but I learned it was more important to listen to others and collaborate.”

Now a junior at Jesuit High School, his participation in the in-person alumni program in 2023 involved a deeper dive into considering how selected organizations used their funding.

For Winston, an eighth grader at Our Lady of the Lake School, participating in the YGI in 2023 shined a light on empathy and active listening. “I learned how to be a philanthropist by giving your time away and

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not expecting anything in return,” he shares. He says the program opened his eyes to the everyday needs of others and the true impact of random acts of kindness.

Grant Allocation Process

At the heart of the YGI experience is the process of evaluating applications and deciding where to allocate funds. Participants meet in-person seven times during the year for two hours with 10 to 12 other participants. (Those participating in the the alumni group meet three times with a smaller collective.)

The cohort reviews applications and grades them based on alignment with the foundation’s mission — all managed alongside

Tuesday, May 7 – Informational Open House in the Reading Lounge, 4-6 p.m.

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completing their homework and participating in extracurriculars, including cross-country practice and soccer for Loland and baseball, rock climbing, soccer, and tennis for Winston.

“We did something called ‘dot voting,’” Winston explains, detailing how his group narrowed down their options to select the most deserving organizations. Each person allotted green dots for organizations they liked and red dots for organizations they wanted to dismiss. Then the discussions began.

Building Essential Skills

While the youth work to maximize their grant’s impact, the YGI is about much more than distributing funds. Through meetings facilitated by MAF’s Executive Director Lisa Bendt, who coordinates interactive, hands-on experiences for the teens and brings in guest speakers, the YGI fosters life skills for participants, including active listening, reading body language, consensus-building, collaboration, time management, and public speaking.

With applications opening in May for the 2024 group of YGI participants, Mollyanne encourages other parents to consider the program as a valuable opportunity for their seventh or eighth graders to help create broader awareness. “Just the process of applying is a valuable learning in and of itself,” she says.

Loland and Winston Fleming


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MAF Tributes

Honor someone special or memorialize someone who has passed away by making a tribute gift to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation.

Tributes are noted as: memorial, anniversary, get well, birthday or recognition.

April tributes are listed below, with the honored individuals’ names in bold.

Doug Bollam (memorial)

Mike and Judy McCuddy

Roger Burpee (memorial)

Julie Vigeland

Patsy Graves (memorial)

Susie and Bill Crist

Don Pollock (memorial)

Larry Brown

Gery Schirado (memorial)

Ron Neiger

Rob Thompson (memorial)

Diana Kemper Callaway & George Callaway III

Julie Vigeland

Ted Vigeland (memorial)

Lisa & Tom Bendt

Diana Kemper Callaway & George Callaway III

Multnomah Athletic Foundation provides community grants and post secondary scholarships focused on promoting athletic participation and education in the Portland metropolitan area.

Contributions made to the Foundation are tax-deductible. A written acknowledgement and tax receipt will be mailed following the contribution.

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MAC Balladeers

Bringing Love and Brotherhood to MAC & Beyond

What do the Goose Hollow neighborhood, the St. Mary’s Home for Boys, several metro-area high schools and colleges, numerous senior residences, new-citizen naturalization ceremonies, Pioneer Square, and MAC share in common? All have been beneficiaries of MAC Balladeers concerts, with the group’s men helping put the club’s best foot forward as its ambassadors to the greater community, spreading musical messages of love, camaraderie, and fun to all.

Constantly adding new singers of all ages, the McAlpin Award-winning Balladeers invite interested tenors and basses to join in the experience. If members don’t know which range of singer they are, the Balladeers’ always-welcoming music director, Dr. Scott Tuomi, will help figure that out! No auditions are required, only a desire to participate and learn as the group sings songs old and new. For more information on visiting a rehearsal and/or joining the Balladeers, contact Karl Wetzel at

Balladeers Annual Concert

3 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Bringing their trademark good vibes to the Ballroom stage, the MAC Balladeers host their Annual Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Come to enjoy this year’s theme, Songs of Love and Brotherhood, featuring songs such as He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, and stay for the reception with a chance to meet the singers, see friends, and savor light snacks, refreshments, and a no-host bar. To register, visit the Events page on and search using the code BAL0428.

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House Committee enforces rules of conduct for members and guests by investigating infractions and recommending sanctions to the Board of Trustees. Reminders about the applicable Club Rules are listed below.

Membership Credentials

All members ages 7 and older are required to scan their own membership credential when entering and exiting the Clubhouse.

Members who lend their membership credential, or knowingly allow its use to gain club access, are subject to disciplinary action and may be suspended or expelled from the club. Parents are accountable for the responsible use of membership credentials by their children.

Members should immediately report lost or stolen credentials to At Your Service or the Manager on Duty. A fee is charged to the member’s account when a replacement is issued.

Members must scan their membership credential, either physically or electronically via the MAC app on their smartphone, upon entering and exiting the club.

The initial credential and two replacement credentials will be issued free of charge. Additional replacement credential will be issued with a fee.

Failure to scan the membership credential, whether physically or electronically, will result in the penalties listed below (excluding members age 10 and under).

Per calendar quarter:

• 5 times – no penalty

• 6-10 times – $9 fee per occurrence

• 11 times or more – $18 per occurrence

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Feb. 12, 1932-Jan. 17, 2024

Beloved father, husband, and friend, Don Robison, died peacefully on Jan. 17, 2024, after decline from injuries sustained in 2021 and 2022. Known for his dry wit, devotion to family, fast feet on the tennis court, love for animals (especially birds and cats), and extraordinary ability to invent clever/elegant mechanical designs, Don held himself to high standards of loyalty, respect, and consideration. In addition to his passion for tennis, Don was an avid skier and enthusiastic bridge player. He also had automobiles and airplanes in his blood.

year. Later, Vollstedt sold the design to A.J. Watson, who helped evolve the work Don had done as part of the 1960s revolution from roadsters to mid-engine champ cars.

Don was a Portland native who attended Multnomah Elementary School, Lincoln High School, and the University of Oregon, where he was active in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and Air Force ROTC. Between college graduation and reporting to the Air Force in 1955, he married his lifelong love, Nancy Ann Sewell, who traveled with him to Texas, Florida, and Illinois before the USAF sent him to the top of Mount Sparrevohn in Alaska to run the General Surveillance Radar station there. Ultimately, Don retired from the reserves as an Air Force Captain. After his active Air Force duty, his career in industrial controls began with Honeywell, and his son Matthew arrived. Also in the early 1960s, lifelong friend John Feuz and Rolla Vollstedt began to discuss an Indy Car effort. John knew Don had been studying the work being done in the UK of Chapman, Costin, Duckworth, and Milliken and helped sell Rolla on the idea of a European-style midengine racer. Don’s design was arguably the first of its kind in the U.S. and set an unofficial Indianapolis Speedway record during winter tire testing, with driver Len Sutton lapping faster than A.J. Foyt. They qualified well for the 1964 Indianapolis 500 and were running in second place late in the race when a fuel system component failed. The Vollstedt Bryant Heating and Cooling special went on to have at least one podium finish that

Though Don remained a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, by 1966 he had largely retired from motorsports to focus on raising his son and establishing the family interest in skiing, including active roles with Cascade Ski Club, where he served as president. He also became an avid tennis player, competing in tournaments and frequenting the courts of Multnomah Athletic Club through his late 80s. After son Matt graduated from University of Denver, Don established the Robison Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at DU for engineering and science students.

Don is survived by son Matthew, daughter-in-law Karen Aiken, and grandson Jesse Powell Robison. His family will celebrate Don and his life well-lived later this year. Please email Matt at for information about this event. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s name to Albertina Kerr Center, Portland Audobon, or Habitat for Humanity.

William Thomas Posey

May 7, 1932-Feb. 15, 2024

Avid outdoorsman and athlete, loyal friend, thoughtful and generous father and grandfather Tom Posey passed away on Feb. 15. Optimistic, funny, and deeply caring, he always put others’ needs before his own. Nothing meant more to him than his family and the close friends he had throughout his 91 years.

Tom was born in Sunnyside, Washington, to Norris Posey and Frieda Kramer Posey, joining siblings Norene and Richard (Dick). At the age of 5, his family moved to Walla Walla. He attended Walla Walla High, graduating with honors, and Whitman College, graduating with “not such great honors,” as he always told it.

He began his career as a manufacturer’s representative in sporting goods, working for the Jud Bailey Company in Seattle. In 1965, he founded the Tom Posey Company, representing manufacturers both foreign and domestic, including his brother’s company, Lamiglas. Tom was hardworking and honest and made many lifelong friends in the sportfishing industry. He was a founding member of the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association (NSIA) and was active in the association for decades, serving as president in 1996.

Tom married Judy Eitelberg in Seattle in 1964, and they moved to Portland the following year. They had three children: Sarah, Scott, and Lee. He was a dedicated father, always in the stands at ball games, gymnastics and cross country meets, and horse shows. His most treasured times were skiing Mount Bachelor with family and friends and enjoying the waters of Hood Canal. He frequently fished the Deschutes and Oregon coast and enjoyed fishing trips in Alaska with colleagues, friends, and family.

He retired in 1997 and had no problem filling his days with golf, biking, hiking, fishing, skiing, and coffee and breakfast dates with old friends. He was a longtime member of the Multnomah Athletic Club and was a fixture there in the early mornings for nearly 50 years. When grandsons came into his life, he dove right in with everything from babysitting and diaper-changing to golf and fishing outings.

He will be deeply missed by his son, Scott (Michelle Cusick); daughter, Lee (Willy Vlautin); former wife and close friend, Judy; grandsons Jackson, Tyler, and Drew; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him were his parents, Norris and Frieda Posey; sister, Norene; brother, Dick; and nephews Steve Posey, Tom Posey, Rick Handwerker, and Ron Handwerker.

Remembrances may be made to or NSIA, PO Box 4, Oregon City, OR 97045.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held from 2-5 p.m. on April 25 at The Racquet Club at 1853 SW Highland Road in Portland.

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Black History Month Celebration

It was an evening of music and movement for the whole family as members and their guests recognized Black History Month on Feb. 22.


1. The McDaniel High School Cheer team showcased their “Stomp N Shake” routines 2. Portland Trailblazers DJ O.G. ONE emceed the event 3. The Harrisons

Fitness Party

Members gathered for a celebration of movement with back-to-back group exercise classes on March 9.


4-6. Ace Cauthen led a Bootcamp class followed by Cardio Dance with Greta Andriuskevicius and an afterparty featuring beverages from Portland Juice Company

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Lan Su Garden Lantern Viewing

Lan Su Chinese Garden invited MAC members to attend a magical evening showcasing traditional Chinese lanterns in celebration of the Lunar New Year.

13. Charles Matschek and Wendy Weir 14. Yu Zhu and Aaron Chang and family 15. A procession featured a 50-foot illuminated dragon 16. Mary and Charles Markley and family

Senior Mix & Mingle Wine Tasting

MAC hosted a fun and casual wine tasting event for senior members and their guests, featuring samples from Oregon wineries.


17. Diane Cass and Ashley Fenker 18. The wines were paired with light appetizers 19. Maynard Chambers, Ann White, Tina Bardavid, and Ed Kayser

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The Winged M invites members to share their club memories — from rallying on the tennis court with friends to cheering on the Timbers from the Stadium Terrace. To submit photos, share story ideas, or recognize fellow members for their accomplishments, email

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A Hole in Our Hearts

A beloved member of our family died today.

I am shocked at how much pain I feel.

My husband, Don, and I are sitting in our family room, crying and staring at his empty bed in disbelief.

Until we adopted Logan, I didn’t understand how much a person could love a dog.

Logan was 10 but had only been part of our family for three years. He was healthy and robust two weeks ago, walking the grandchildren around the neighborhood. A week later, Logan started having seizures, and our vet said he wouldn’t recover.

My husband and I had to lift our “Big Boy” into the car to go to the animal hospital. I signed the papers, paid the fee, hugged Logan, and sat next to him on the carpet. Suddenly, my husband stood up and said, “I can’t do this today; we’ll take him home to see if he can get better.”

I could not believe it! We had talked about putting Logan down the night before and had agreed that we didn’t want him to suffer more seizures. Logan couldn’t stand up without swaying. His back end would fall, and then he’d go down also.

What was my husband thinking?

So, we took him home. I drove because my husband was crying. We carried him into the house and tucked him into his bed in the family room. I went into the dining room, closed the door, and phoned my sister. I told her how angry I was with my husband, how I thought we’d made up our minds and that I’d been ready.

All she said was, “Be respectful of his sorrow. He also loves Logan and doesn’t want to lose him. Give them both a couple more days together.”

So, I did. My husband and I cuddled Logan, helped him outside, and tucked him in at night. I slept on the downstairs couch with Logan in his doggy bed on the floor next to me. I kept my hand on his back, patting him whenever he whined.

Before I went to bed that first night, I sat up thinking about the day Logan had joined our family. He had jumped out of the dog rescue van and stretched himself out. I had found him on the website rescueme. org. The small face picture and description seemed perfect.

My granddaughters and I had gasped when we first saw him. The dog in front of us was not the 25-pound Australian Shepherd we’d driven 100 miles to claim. Instead, he was a large, 60-pound Red Meryl with liver-colored spots all over him. This animal did not look like the doggy in the window of my computer screen.

Logan was friendly with the girls and attentive to the handler. The girls said we should adopt him.

After our granddaughters went home, my husband asked if our revolving grandchildren’s door could swing open again to admit Tyler. Since Tyler has Down syndrome, he requires a lot of supervision. Since Don is 82, I’m the one who ends up chasing Tyler.

I said, “No, we have a new dog and don’t know his history with small children.” But giving respite for his son and daughter-in-law won out.

Although Logan wasn’t the dog we’d requested, he turned out to be the dog we needed.

On Tyler and Logan’s first afternoon together, they allowed us to dress them up in red, white, and blue colors for the annual July 4

neighborhood parade. Once we got down to the common area near the marina, Tyler did a runner and tore off down the gravel path toward the Columbia River. I started after him when pain engulfed my bad knee.

I looked down at our new dog, leashed firmly to my husband’s hand. I undid the leash and commanded, “Logan, get Tyler.” The dog straightened up, looked me in the eyes, followed my pointing finger, and took off.

Logan circled Tyler, brought him to a halt and herded him back to my side. As our new dog sat at attention by my feet, I swear he grinned up at me. The neighbors went crazy. They clapped and laughed at Logan’s skillful retrieval.

Don looked at me and said, “I wasn’t crazy about this dog when you brought him home yesterday; however, I think I like him already.”

So, we kept him, and then we saved him.

While we needed Logan to keep us company in our old age, it turned out that Logan also needed us. Shortly after his arrival, I took him in for a quick physical exam. Our veterinarian examined Logan, looked at me with concern, and said, “This dog has an unusual condition and requires surgery for cancer.” It was a rare surgery, and it took our vet a week to find technical information about how to do the procedure. He discovered it in a British veterinarian journal.

Logan recovered completely.

Then, Logan saved my husband’s life by barking and alerting me to a life-threatening emergency. Logan doesn’t usually bark, so his sudden noisy woofs made me run to my husband’s side and call an ambulance.

My neighbor walked Logan daily when I had a knee replacement last year. At other times, Logan would walk himself. Several times a day, he’d jump up, look around for his large orange bone, and happily run figure-eight laps around the inside of our house. If we clapped our hands, Logan would straighten up and run faster. He’d pranced past us with his bone dangling out of his mouth, looking like Humphrey Bogart in a late-night movie with a cigarette hanging from the corner. We adored our “Big Boy.”

Over the years, I’ve learned that pets are somewhat like leaves on a tree. They come for a season to add color and texture to the canopy of life. They leave an empty space in the air around us when they leave.

Logan saved a life while he was with us. He kept us occupied and entertained during the extended shutdown of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After our hearts recover, we may once again search for a fantastic old dog to love us during the coming winters of our lives.

Melanie Mooney Morris is a retired business communications professor. She attributes her success in writing short stories to the creative teaching style of Tom Hallman, who leads writing classes at MAC, and his students’ thoughtful critiques.

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Always Something to Discover About MAC

New President a Lifelong Member Who Keeps Deepening Connections

Recently ushered in as MAC’s new President of the Board of Trustees, Andrew Randles grew up at the club and — as he shared in his first Saturday email in the role — is enjoying experiencing the club through his daughters’ eyes.

That’s not to say he doesn’t continue to find new aspects of MAC to love himself. Randles sat down for a Q&A about his new position, the journey to get there, and the road ahead, illustrating his continuing education in club value during the conversation.

Randles has worked as a finance professional in industries from public relations to truck manufacturing to his current role as Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for law firm Foster Garvey. Regardless of company, Randles says clear communication is the biggest constant in every environment. “If you don’t communicate well, there are natural information gaps. It’s human nature to try to fill in those gaps, but in the process, folks may be inferring something that is not true using the only information they have available. I am a big believer that if you’re able to communicate well, you can avoid 90-95% of disagreements.”

What else does Randles believe? Read on to get a sense of MAC’s new president!

Jake Ten Pas: Was becoming President of the Board of Trustees something to which you aspired?

Andrew Randles: Not really. Going back to why I even joined the committee system, it really begins with a personal passion for tennis. It’s funny; I’ve always played tennis, but realized when I did so at MAC, I would always end up playing with the same six people. This made me realize, “You know what? I really want to meet more people in this community.” That’s when I joined the Tennis Committee, and it snowballed from there. I chaired Tennis, and then I went on the Athletic Committee after that. When a board spot opened up because a first year trustee stepped down, I was asked if I would consider the role midway through my term as Athletic Committee Chair. It was humbling to be asked, and the past year and a half on the board has opened my eyes to the inner workings of so many facets of the club.

Through serving on committees and now the board, I have had the privilege of getting to know many of the staff members who make the club the exceptional place that it is; they are truly the heart of the organization. The board defines the strategy for the club, but really, it’s the staff that makes it come to life. At the end of the day, they’re the experts; really the highest caliber in every area. From communications to food and beverage to operations to athletics, MAC staff knows what works. That synergy between having a bold vision driven by the membership mixed with having the right people to implement that strategy is arguably one of the main reasons MAC has been so successful throughout its more than 130 year history.

JTP: I’m beginning to wonder if not starting as a first-year trustee and joining later is actually an advantage in becoming president, because I think Holly Lekas did that.

AR: Could be, and Mary Turina.

JTP: Is there something about that staggered arrival that changes your perspective? Because you’re not there going through the initial wave of onboarding that everybody else is, and you have to sprint to get caught up?

AR: I would say there are advantages to both. As a new first-year trustee, you have the shared experience of essentially drinking from an information fire hose and getting up to speed with three other people. When I came in mid-first year, my fellow trustees in the first year already knew the lay of the land, so they were able to help me and give me valuable insights about what to expect as a trustee, in addition to the officer class and the second years. Coming in mid-year, I had the advantage of being surrounded by more people to give me information and get me up to speed, and I am incredibly grateful for all of their help and their warm welcome to the board.

JTP: How do you and your fellow officers work together? What personality traits, professional backgrounds or skill sets do you have that complement each other?

AR: Between Ryan [Chiotti], Jenny [Kim], and Jennifer [Strait], we have a diverse range of professional and committee experience, with a strong mix between social and athletics. While all four of us have different aspects of the club where we are most passionate, we align in making strategic decisions that are ultimately guided by what is best for the

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MAC President Andrew Randles poses with his wife, Rachel, and daughters, Jessie and Peyton

community as a whole — not for one or two individuals or groups. While some voices may be louder than others, it’s our goal as trustees to listen to as many voices as possible in order to make strategic decisions that are best for the collective MAC membership.

JTP: In your first Saturday email as president, you mentioned engaging with club micro-communities. With which ones in particular are you excited to engage, and what do you hope to learn?

AR: One of the first tastes I had of those micro-communities was through our board fitness program, where throughout the year, we would meet with a different community to try out a different sport or fitness activity. Last year, this ranged from handball to pickleball to MAC Fit to Pilates. I regularly walk by the Pilates studio on my way to the fitness room, and have always been intimidated by the reformer machines. Now that I have had the opportunity to go into the studio, meet with the instructor and committee, and take a class, I am less intimidated. Although, I can attest from experience that it was as hard, if not harder, than I had thought!

Really talking to them, you understand where they’re coming from. It’s hard to be ingrained in every single community at the MAC, but having those opportunities to spend time with other members, learn their sport, and listen to what makes them so passionate and how MAC can continue to support them, was an awesome experience.

JTP: There’s something to be said for being a generalist. You can’t be an expert on everything, but knowing enough that you’re able to see the connections and commonalities between MAC’s various groups seems crucial.

AR: Exactly. When it comes down to it, everyone is just trying to cultivate a positive athletic experience, regardless of area of interest. While some folks love to run three miles when they come to MAC, and others would rather play three hours of tennis or racquetball, everyone is in alignment in seeing their sport as a positive outlet to build community, improve health, and compete at their personal best.

JTP: Is there something about your experience in athletics and related committees that makes you the perfect president to lead the club at this phase in its long history?

AR: One of the big goals for the board this year is developing an athletic strategy. That’s exciting for me because it aligns well with my committee experience and with the way I have used the club for most of my life. “Athletic” is MAC’s middle name, and it is a

crucial cornerstone of the club. It also often pairs with the social aspects that have been so foundational, especially in these past few years when folks have really desired greater connection and community.

For example, while my wife grew up playing sports, she will admit that she is also the least competitive person you could meet. She was initially apprehensive about joining one of MAC’s sport communities for that reason, but thanks to the support of friends, she now has a group who takes biweekly tennis lessons with Idriss, and will be the first to admit that she has loved learning something new in this community with friends. I think that is a great example of how there is a space for everyone in athletics, regardless of skill, competitive drive, or experience.

For me, it was the opposite. I started coming to MAC as a youth to learn tennis, then as an adult I joined USTA League, participated in open play, and through meeting more people with tennis and subsequently the committee system, was opened to more social aspects of the club. Whereas sport is what brought me to MAC, as an adult I have really developed some deep friendships through the club, and actually just got back from a trip to Indian Wells to watch tennis with some MAC friends.

JTP: What was the first sport that you fell in love with? Bonus points if it was a sport that you participated in at MAC.

AR: Not surprising from my last answer, but tennis. My mom used to be a tennis coach when I was a kid, and so she introduced me to the sport. When I was old enough, I would

take the bus to MAC after school, go to the green gym, play there, maybe do some homework, and then take tennis lessons for a few hours. My dad would pick me up on his way home from work, and that became my regular routine.

JTP: MAC allows kids to mature, figure out who they are, and experiment with independence. This is a safe place where juniors can learn how to be on their own within a framework of accountability.

AR: I completely agree. Recently, I was talking about this with friends who are considering joining MAC and who have children the same age as my kids. I am obviously a big fan of MAC, but feel that I can say without bias that MAC is one of the best places for a family with young kids. The number of things that you can access from a young age — from ballet and gymnastics to tennis, basketball, and climbing —makes MAC truly a one-stop shop .

This might be the first place that a kid can actually be independent. Parents might just drop them off and go work out, and they’re on their own, and it’s their opportunity to be their own person, which is really cool to see. I already love watching my kids come into their own here, and know that is only going to grow in the years ahead.

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“It shouldn’t have been me.” Not the words one expects to hear from the winner of any event, but then MAC’s Decathlon isn’t just any event.

When three weekends of in-person camaraderie and competition kick off Saturday, May 4, 50 years of records are on the line. As the recollections of members illustrate, however, it isn’t the numbers that are important, but the people who’ve defined club excellence, as well as the efforts they’ve put forward to improve themselves and their fellow decathletes.

The deferential opinion that starts this story belongs to last year’s overall champion, George McCleary, a real estate developer and podcaster who both wants to win and to be outperformed. “There are so many amazing athletes at MAC, and I’m happy to have won, but it should have been one of these people I see in the Fitness Room who are twice the athlete I ever was. I care more about the Decathlon as a tradition than I do about winning the whole thing.”

He pauses. “I do want to win my age group, though. Let me make that clear. I want to be the strongest and fastest 44-year-old dude.”

McCleary invites readers ages 40-45 who think they have a shot at stopping him to give it a go. The event is divided into fiveyear age categories and by gender, so any adult member has a chance at triumphing over their age group, and the top spot can belong to anyone who achieves the highest score in the 10 out of 18 possible events they choose.

There are those like McCleary who might find their moments of Zen shooting free throws, and others who’d prefer to best all comers with fleet feet. Some participants even delight in challenging themselves to show and prove at their least favorite events, whether those are rowing, pull-ups, or jump rope. Personal strengths vary, but the Decathlon’s dedication to testing overall fitness remains unwavering.

“I love this event. I love its tradition and its meaning,” says Lori Webb, who just completed her term as Fitness & Decathlon Committee Chair. “It’s pretty much me against me as I see if I can improve each year, but I also get fired up to inspire others to discover something new. Every one of us wants to age gracefully and be able to continue to do all of the things we love. If you compete in the Decathlon, you’ll discover some cool new ways to test your own personal drive.”

Webb has competed in the event for the past decade, and at age 64, feels confident in saying, “Come on! If I can do it, so can you.”

That’s two challenges issued, and Decathlon cofounder Bill Cordano has his own to issue. “I want at least 50 people to enter in honor of the event’s 50th anniversary,” he says, and that goal shouldn’t be unreasonable given that MAC is more than 20,000 members strong. At the height of its popularity, when it was powered by athletic titans Joe Loprinzi and Bud Lewis, the Decathlon regularly attracted

100-150 entrants. Unfortunately, the pandemic disrupted the community aspect of the storied test of strength, speed, and conditioning, leaving numbers down to just 26 in 2023.

“It’s pretty diverse and very challenging,” Cordano explains. “The first Decathlon was in 1974, and I didn’t win my age group for 15 years. Since then, I’ve won my group 18 times, but before that I always enjoyed the

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George McCleary, winner of the 2023 Decathlon. Opposite: Nate Moreland, Fitness & Decathlon Committee member. BRANDON DAVIS


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comradeship and competition. Those two things would drive you because you wanted to beat your buddy, but you wanted your buddy to do well also.”

Cordano says that every year after the event wraps, he sits down and looks at his scores, and then try to write down a goal for himself for the next year in each event. “I would try to make them achievable, and it was a self-motivation technique I used for many years. Now, at 81, I just ty to do show up and give it my best!”

Much like Cordano, McCleary, and Webb, USA Track & Field Coach Nate Moreland

looks younger than his years, and he isn’t ruling out the possibility that the Decathlon has something to do with it. Moreland first came to MAC as a Scholar Athlete in the late 70s and remembers not feeling entirely welcome at first. Thanks to the love shown him by Lewis and Loprinzi, he persevered to see the beauty inherent in chasing excellence.

“My first visit to MAC, I was a teenager, and it was almost my last visit,” Moreland says after recounting a time when an interaction with a fellow member made him feel unwelcome. “I was on my way out the door when I ran into Bud and Joe, and they stopped me to ask what

was wrong.” The pair accompanied the Scholar Athlete back to the locker room to confront the member and make sure Moreland knew he belonged and was supported.

That was a turning point and the beginning of a personal journey for Moreland that would see him taking Loprinzi’s career advice and a cue from his determination to raise overall fitness among members. At the time, Moreland was working as a manager at Fred Meyer, and Loprinzi encouraged him to become a trainer. “He said, ‘Let me tell you something. It’s not about money. If you have a passion for something, you want to do it, and you’re good at it, the money will come,” Moreland recalls, and says it’s turned out to be true as his training business, LIFTS, has proven.

More importantly, Loprinzi taught him the importance of integrity and dedication to relentless self-improvement and, along with Lewis, got him involved in the MAC Decathlon, where such traits are invaluable. As a member of the Fitness & Decathlon Committee for the past two years, Moreland has worked to pass that spirit along to other members.

“The decathlon means going outside of your box and trying to do something you’ve never done before. It’s not about always being the best, but always giving the best. It makes you feel good to compete against a group of people who are all trying to do the same thing.”

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Bill Cordano and Bud Lewis Previous Fitness & Decathlon Committee Chair Lori Webb BRANDON DAVIS

Tai Chi: A Perfect Exercise

Does it improve balance? Is it meditation? Does it build strength?

Can it support health? Yes, it’s all of those. It’s tai chi.

According to Chinese Taoist philosophy, the universe is composed of pairs of opposing elements called yin and yang — for example, light and dark, wet and dry, cold and hot, full and empty, or feminine and masculine. Each element in the pair interacts with its partner in an ever-changing way, seeking to achieve a harmonious interplay. This harmony between opposites is called tai chi, and it is evident in nature, where a balance between yin and yang serves to support life. When balance is not maintained, disharmony occurs. A drought is an example of such an imbalance.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the human body is considered a microcosm of nature. The physical practice of tai chi incorporates movements representing a balance between yin and yang, thus keeping the human “garden” in harmony. Without this harmony, physical and emotional problems can develop.

Practice of Tai Chi

Tai chi has its roots in martial arts; its moves are variations of kicks, blocks, and strikes. But unlike martial arts, tai chi is performed in a

slow, purposeful manner. A tai chi routine, called a form, is a series of moves linked together. During the form, the breath is coordinated with the movements, and a mindful focus supports the effort. Tai chi is often called meditation in motion.

Just like trying anything new, tai chi comes with a learning curve. A beginning golfer doesn’t make par during the first lesson. Rather than having expectations or goals, a tai chi practitioner cultivates a nonjudgmental mind and an acceptance of wherever the session leads.

Benefits of Tai Chi

More than 500 clinical trials have been published on the health benefits of tai chi. Stress reduction, pain management, diabetes management, mental health support, and more have been aided by regular tai chi practice. Tai chi has been called “medication in motion” because of its positive impact on many health conditions.

In addition, there are physical benefits such as improvement of strength, flexibility, and balance. Tai chi is often recommended for seniors for these reasons, and it also supports improved cognition, concentration, and other age-related issues.

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Instructor Papi Ferunaj leads a group class in Studio One

A tai chi practitioner can eventually develop a wuji mind. This is a state where the mind is still and empty and relaxed. This stillness helps to let go of judgment, anger, fear, bitterness, and striving, and approaches challenges without being reactive.

Tai Chi at MAC

Tai chi has been practiced at MAC for more than 20 years. There are currently five classes per week on the schedule. Some members have formed a book group to deepen their understanding of tai chi philosophy and practice.

MAC members are invited to join MAC tai chi community in celebrating World Tai Chi Day on Saturday, April 27. Established in 1999, World Tai Chi Day is a worldwide event that aims to transcend barriers and unite people in promoting a vision of universal health and healing. Please join MAC tai chi practitioners for a special class and demonstration.

World Tai Chi Day Class

1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27

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MAC Olympic Weightlifters Set Oregon State Records

On Saturday, Feb. 10, MAC members Charles Matschek and Bob Howard, along with Strength & Conditioning Coach Papi Ferunaj, all set state records at the 2024 Triple Pull Event in Wilsonville. This was an Olympic weightlifting event where participants competed in two events — the snatch and the clean and jerk.

Matschek, 72, competed in the 73-kilogram bodyweight category and set state records with a 32 kg snatch and a 40 kg clean and jerk.

Howard, 70, competed in the 81-kilogram bodyweight category and set state records with a 27 kg snatch and a 35 kg clean and jerk.

Lastly, Ferunaj, age 65, competed in the 81-kilogram bodyweight category and set new state records with a 50 kg snatch and a 60 kg clean and jerk.

MAC Fitness &Wellness is pleased to congratulate all three of these athletes on these remarkable feats!

Interested in learning the skill of Olympic weightlifting? Email for details on the next Olympic weightlifting series.

Massage Therapist Spotlight

Dennis Boardman, LMT, remembers his first day at MAC well. It was Memorial Day weekend 1994 — nearly 30 years ago. He’s still providing massage services to members today and loves seeing the joy massage brings to his clients.

Winged M: What is your favorite thing about practicing massage?

Dennis Boardman: I enjoy helping clients feel better. I really love seeing them smile when turning over for the second half of their session. I am always excited to see new clients as well as those with whom I’ve forged years-long bonds. I am honored to give my full attention to making them feel better.

WM: Do you have any specialties?

DB: I provide deep tissue massage, which often helps release unknown areas of tension. I love working with people who want specific work and with those who just

want to disappear into the sensations of professional touch..

WM: What is a self-care tip you would recommend?

DB: Stay active and engaged with life.

WM: What is a common misconception about massage therapy?

DB: Clients new to massage should understand that they are in control. Ask for what you need. Feel completely comfortable on the table. Tell the therapist if the amount of pressure is perfect for you. A massage session is really an interaction between the giver and receiver. Don’t suffer from too much pressure. We are there for your benefit!

WM: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

DB: I love to walk, hike, read, workout, and improve our home and yard.

To book an appointment with Dennis Boardman or another massage therapist, visit

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Celebrating International Pilates Day

In recognition of International Pilates Day, the Group Exercise and Pilates Committees have teamed up to host a free event for MAC members on Saturday, May 4.

International Pilates Day takes place each year on the first Saturday of May to bring to light the joy experienced through Pilates. Pilates is a form of mind-body exercise developed in the early 20th century as a method of injury recovery for dancers. It uses a series of repetitive movements and light resistance to build muscular endurance, improve flexibility, restore balance in the body, and provide a plethora of other benefits to those who practice it.

This is the first year that MAC is joining in this international observance, offering a combined Pilates mat and barre class in Studio One followed by a reception in the Stadium Studio. Barre shares many

similarities to Pilates — in fact, it incorporates elements of Pilates as well as ballet to improve flexibility, strength, range of motion, posture, and balance. Both formats are easily adapted to different skill and ability levels.

The Group Exercise and Pilates Committees invite all MAC members to build community through movement. They hope to foster appreciation and awareness of Pilates by introducing techniques in a fun, inclusive, and supportive environment. An after-party provides opportunities to meet fellow Pilates and group exercise enthusiasts while enjoying refreshments and snacks.

This is a free event, but registration is required at with event code GXE0504.

Saturday, May 4

1:30-3:30 p.m.

International Day of Pilates and Barre Party

1:30-2 p.m.

Sample Pilates Mat Class

Studio One

MAC instructor Lisa Buchmiller takes members through some of the classic Pilates exercises with some fun modifications for all levels.

2-2:30 p.m.

Sample Barre Class Studio One

Experience the complimentary benefits of barre with a beginner-friendly class taught by Heather Hindes.

2:30-3:30 p.m.

After Party Stadium Studio

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Inaugural Tournament Honors Eve Bachman’s Legacy

The inaugural Eve Bachman Memorial Squash Tournament for women took place on Saturday, Feb. 3, and brought together players from across the West Coast. The first squash tournament in MAC’s 133 years to be named after a woman, the tournament honored Bachman’s legacy of championing women as lifelong athletes, especially in squash.

Bachman first picked up a squash racket in the mid-1970s and quickly ditched tennis (which she then called “that slow game”). Using her tennis volley, overhand, and short shots to great effect, she played weekly, participated in City League, and was a member of the Squash Committee, becoming a tireless supporter of women’s squash. During the 1998 Nike World Masters Games, Bachman won a gold medal in the 70+ women’s division. The only other entrant in that age category was a woman from Japan, and the two friendly competitors remained pen pals for years afterward — one of many friendships Bachman made through sports over the years.

Bachman kept working to bring more women of any age into squash competitions. Beginning in the mid-1990s, she began petitioning US Squash to allow women to play with people of the same age, regardless of gender. In 2005, at age 79, she was finally allowed to play in the Men’s 75+ Division at the US Squash Masters Championships, held at Harvard University, where she played all the way up through the consolation finals.

A few personal touches graced MAC’s first Eve Bachman Tournament. The poster announcing the tournament featured a cartoon that Bachman, a noted caricaturist, drew of herself. Her family and friends donated gifts for the players and volunteered during the event in the hope that the tournament will continue promoting women’s squash in years to come.

With squash being the latest sport to be included in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, squash interest in the U.S. is at an all-time high. Anyone interested in joining MAC women’s squash community is invited to contact or bring court shoes and join these women’s groups on the squash courts.

Beginner Groups

5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays

9-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays

Advanced Groups

5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays

10:30-noon on Saturdays

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(clockwise) Amy Gaddis and Aimee Chang; Sally Bachman, Katie Greer, Laura Bachman, and Elizabeth Bachman; Kara OringdolphHale in action; Rachel Wagner with guest Karen Arango


MAC Soccer Tournament Kicks Off at Providence Park

The anticipation is building for the firstever MAC Family Soccer Tournament, set to take place at the iconic Providence Park. This member-only event promises to bring together families and friends for a day of friendly competition, laughter, and the joy of playing soccer in a unique multi-generational format and breathtaking setting.

The tournament features two exciting divisions — the Family Division and the Coed Adult Division. The Family Division is designed to encourage families to bond through the game. Each team is made up of three children (ages 5-12) and three parents, adults, or older siblings (13 and up), along with a goalie. This innovative format provides a rare opportunity for families to unite on the soccer field, fostering a sense of teamwork and camaraderie.

Meanwhile, the Coed Adult Division is open to participants ages 16 and above. Teams consist of three male and three female players plus a goalie. This division promotes inclusivity and brings a dynamic mix of skill and strategy to the tournament. With a recommended roster size of 11-13 players, teams have the flexibility to rotate players and prepare for each match.

The MAC Soccer Tournament promises fast-paced action with short, 24-minute games (12-minute halves). This format is perfect for maintaining high energy levels and keeping players and spectators engaged throughout the day.

As a member-only event, the tournament creates a sense of community and belonging among participants. It provides an opportunity for MAC members to showcase their soccer skills in a fun and supportive environment, fostering a deeper connection within the club.

To secure a spot, families can register for the Family Division with a team fee of $500, while Coed Adult teams can enter with a fee of $600. These fees include a guaranteed three games at Providence Park, commemorative shirts, and referees.

MAC’s inaugural Family Soccer Tournament at Providence Park promises to be a memorable event, bringing together generations for a day of soccer, fun, and community building. Whether members are cheering from the sidelines or actively participating on the field, this tournament is sure to

create lasting memories and become a cherished tradition within the community. So, lace up your cleats, gather your family and friends, and get ready for a day of soccer excitement at Providence Park!

MAC Soccer Tournament

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MAC Climbing Podiums at Divisional Championships

Four Athletes Advance to National Championships

In February, MAC Climbing athletes competed in Division 1 Youth Boulder Championships at Portland Rock Gym’s new location in Beaverton. More than 350 youth climbers from Oregon, Washington, and Alaska competed for the opportunity to advance to National Championships.

MAC Climbing had 39 athletes participate, with 14 advancing to finals. On the second day of the event, four of the 14 MAC athletes in finals placed high enough to qualify to compete in National Championships! Vincent Schmidt took seventh place in the Male Youth B


took second place in the Female Youth A category, Brooks McLemore took second place in the Male Youth A category, and Alyssa Keanini took third place in the Female Junior category. MAC finished in third place as a team.

In July, the four MAC athletes that qualified will compete in the Boulder discipline at USAC Youth National Championships. This event brings together the best youth athletes in the country to compete in bouldering, lead/ top rope, and speed climbing.

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A Super Sunday for Handball

The 32nd annual Super Bowl Handball Tournament was held on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 11, at MAC. The double pairings were a bit different this year, as Tournament Director Bob Evenson invited more of the better MAC handball players to play. He then

paired the better players with the more novice, oldest, and upcoming MAC junior players. The beauty of this arrangement is that double teams played with and against players they never played with before.

The logistics of the tournament were that each of the double teams would play all the other teams in a match to 11 points. After each match, the points were recorded (i.e., 11-8). The team that had the most points after playing all the other teams was the winner!

After playing eight matches, the players were ready to rest and enjoy a festive feast of food and libations from MAC. Watching the experienced players interact with the younger players was indeed thrilling for all. The camaraderie that was developing will be there for a lifetime of friendship among handball players spending a lot of time together.

Again, the Handball community thanks Dr. Ed Grossenbacher for providing the prizes for this tournament. The fun part of this tournament is that you don’t have to win just first to get a prize, as Ed gives prizes for fifth and sixth place in the tournament.

See everyone next year!

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A Sport for All Ages

In stately libraries, bookends serve an important function. They hold great works together neatly and tightly. Down in MAC’s subbasement, these bookends serve a vital role and are equally cherished: young racquetball players and beloved Golden Masters. These racquetball bookends foster the health of this vibrant and exciting sport!

For years, MAC’s youth racquetball program has been a huge success for many kids. It is led by Pro Hank Marcus and Assistant Pro (and former USA Racquetball Junior Team Head Coach) Charlie Pratt. Parents and their children love the fast play, and racquetball is a great way to develop hand-eye coordination that serves as an excellent cross-trainer for children in every sport. Children learn to play this fun sport and generally continue on through high school (including with Lincoln High School’s popular racquetball program), college, and beyond. “It is amazing to see the growth of the children as they move up through the program

and the sport! We are always looking for more younger players,” says Marcus. Racquetball is truly a sport one can play throughout life.

Speaking of which, MAC’s Golden Masters program is an excellent way to have fun, stay active, and socialize with other members age 65 and older. “We have players of every level as part of the Golden Masters,” Marcus adds. Every week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, many of MAC’s more mature athletes compete on racquetball courts 7-10 from 10 a.m. to noon. “We would encourage older members to come down at least once and try to keep up with your peers and have a great time socializing.”

There is no charge for these programs. For Golden Masters, simply drop in on the days listed above, say hello, and join the athleticism. For the junior program, the added bonus is equipment is provided. For more information, email

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Welcome New Coach Macall Andreas TENNIS

MAC Tennis is excited to introduce Macall Andreas to the coaching lineup! With such a high demand for lessons and classes at MAC, there are now even more opportunities for members to learn tennis or continue improving their game.

Macall Andreas was born and raised in Palos Verdes Estates and grew up playing junior tennis tournaments in Southern California. Andreas played two years at the University of Illinois and finished her college career at Texas Christian University while earning a degree in communications. In college, she reached a national ranking high of No. 13 in doubles and was top 50 in singles. Andreas then joined the WTA professional circuit and toured for six years. She reached rankings of No. 377 with three tour wins in singles and No. 222 with nine tour wins in doubles.

When her professional career ended, Andreas began teaching tennis at The Club at Harbor Point in Mill Valley, California. In 2020, with her husband, Keaton, and daughters, Ayla and Rhea, Andreas moved to the Portland area and started teaching at Mountain Park Racquet Club. After three fabulous years at Mountain Park, Andreas is thrilled to bring her expertise and passion to MAC, where she looks forward to working with players of all ages and abilities.

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Member Numbers: Walk Across America Mileage

Walk Across America is a national program that allows members to create annual mileage goals, with end-of-year rewards. The idea is to set a mileage goal that is reasonable, attainable, challenging, and motivating. MAC members may join at any time.

For more information or to submit mileage, please contact Claire Galton at

Mileage as of Feb. 29, 2024

Ann Blume 8,156

Ann Durfee 49,867

Claire Galton 45,733

Norm Frink 18,288

Vuong Vu 43,309

Robert Jarrett 422

Shannon Leonetti 85,355

Harriet Maizels 28,978

Tom Neilsen 7,807

Linda Opray 22123

John Popplewell 4,796

Dee Poujade 15,652

Nancy Sergeant 29,784

Carrie Stucky 31,475

Barbara Wetzel 30,650

Ellen Wax 3,764

Dave Huffman 3,019

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Coach Spotlight: Amy Harrison

Even though this is Amy Harrison’s first season coaching at MAC, she is no rookie to the sport or the local volleyball community. Aside from coaching the MAC 12 Premier club team, Harrison also teaches the MAC Beginning Volleyball class and private lessons. Outside of the club, she works as an official for the Columbia Empire Volleyball Association (CEVA), participates in karate, travels all over the globe, and likes to stay involved in her church. Harrison brings a ton of volleyball knowledge to MAC, having coached almost every age from 12U to collegiate teams.

The MAC Volleyball program is lucky to have Coach Amy! Get to know her through the Q&A below.

The Winged M: Tell us about your coaching history.

Amy Harrison: I coached all levels of volleyball from 1990 until 2002. I’ve been

indirectly involved with coaching until now, as I’m returning as a head coach with MAC. I’ve coached every age group for USA club volleyball. For high school, I was an assistant varsity coach at Tualatin High School when it first opened, coached junior varsity at St. Mary’s Academy, and was the varsity coach at Kennedy High School in Mount Angel, leading the team to the state playoffs. My special coaching experience was coaching Taylor Canoso, head of the MAC Volleyball program, in 2002 for a 12U team! She was one of my setters.

WM: What about your history as a volleyball player?

AH: I played volleyball at Corvallis High School and was part of a 104-match winning streak. I began playing sand doubles at the age of 16 and fell in love with the game, dedicating myself to it through my college years. With my partner, we won the Oregon State

women’s doubles championship and placed first, third, second, and fourth at the Seaside Volleyball tournament in its early years.

WM: What do you love about coaching?

AH: I love working with young people and seeing their growth as volleyball players and individuals. I love it when I can see a concept click with a player and then a successful execution of the skill. I enjoy working with players on the technical details of volleyball as well as having fun with all the different games and drills you can play.

WM: How have you changed over the years as a coach?

AH: I am much more mellow as a coach! I still get excited on the sidelines but am also calm and focused on providing positive and specific instruction to my players. My technical understanding of volleyball has also developed over the years of being around the game.

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WM: If you could teach one thing to aspiring coaches, what would it be?

AH: I would teach them to be kind and forgiving of their players. Players don’t mean to make mistakes, so being patient with them and never punishing is key. It is important to stay positive and give positive, constructive feedback.

WM: In your opinion, what are the most important tactics in effective coaching?

AH: Paying attention to the mental and sociodynamic aspects of coaching is an important tactic. Also, it is important to believe that winning will come, and this is not the true goal in coaching. Sometimes you are beaten by the better team, and that’s okay. You learn from losses as well as wins.

WM: What do you love to do outside of coaching?

AH: I practice Shotokan karate and am now a first-level brown belt. I love karate and all that it teaches you physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am also a runner. I recently started singing in a church choir and I love it! Lastly, I am getting ready to get back into quilting.

WM: What is a fun fact about you?

AH: That is really a difficult question to answer. I’ve had a very interesting life so far! I’ve played 10 different instruments over the years — lastly the cello. Also, I’ve had my picture in a newspaper 11 times and appeared on the news three times.

WM: Describe your dream vacation.

AH: I’ve been fortunate to have already had some amazing adventures. My dream vacation would consist of some chill time along with exploring nature, visiting small towns and big cities, eating good food, and meeting interesting people.

WM: Who is someone that you admire and why?

AH: My maternal grandmother was an amazing person. She was the most kind, accepting, forgiving person I’ve ever known. All her grandchildren looked up to her, and we all claim to be her favorite. But that’s because she made us feel like we were her favorite when we were with her.

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Celebrate Mom with a Fabulous Meal

MAC Tradition Makes Mother’s Day Delicious

Treat mom to a spread of savory entrees, delectable pastries, and more at the annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Round up the family and let MAC’s talented culinary team handle the cooking and the details.

Brunch is on Sunday, May 12, with seatings at 9 and 11 a.m., and tables are pre-assigned. The cost is $55 for adults and $25 for children over age 4. Children 3 and under are free. Reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable on the Dining page on starting at noon on Friday, April 12.

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Seasonal Specials at 1891

To celebrate the arrival of spring, the culinary team brings noteworthy additions to the 1891 dinner menu. Reserve a table via OpenTable on the Dining page at

Wild Salmon Season Opener

Kick off wild salmon season Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, as MAC chefs prepare surprise dishes using local, seasonal ingredients, including fresh-caught wild salmon.

Oregon Spring Lamb

This spring tradition in 1891 features a wide-ranging dinner menu utilizing lamb from Anderson Ranch in Brownsville, Oregon. Available Friday, May 17-Saturday, May 18, while supplies last.


Wine Dinner: Dusky Goose

6-9 p.m.

Friday, April 12

26 Founders

Nestled between the protective rain shadow of Oregon’s Coast Range to the west and the majestic Cascade Range to the east, Dusky Goose’s Rambouillet Estate Vineyard is perfectly suited for producing world-class pinot noir and chardonnay. Taste these wines paired with a five-course dinner. This event is for members ages 21 and older. FBA0412

Tanner Creek Pizza Pop-Up

Noon-3 p.m.

Saturday, April 13

Catering Chef Colton Flinn creates pizza inspired by Tanner Creek, a small tributary of the Willamette that flows under MAC. For one day only, enjoy delicious eats, including mouthwatering appetizers, artisan pizza pies, and delectable desserts as the Timbers take on LAFC at Providence Park. No reservations are necessary.

Restaurant Hours

Sports Pub

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


Monday-Friday 7 a.m-7 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.



Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Tuesday-Saturday 4-9:30 p.m.

Reservations are recommended, but not required, for 1891. Minors are allowed in 1891 during lunch service and in the East Room only for dinner service.

Visit to make a reservation and for the most up-to-date hours.

Luna Bella Oysters at Third Thursdays

4-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

Stop by the Third Thursdays market in the Main Lobby area as representatives from DeNotta Seafood — a woman-owned small business in Belfair, Washington — are on hand shucking Luna Bella oysters to order.

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Style Meets Thrill at Kentucky Derby Party

MAC members, get ready to don your finest attire and polish your racing skills, because this year marks a historic milestone — the 150th Kentucky Derby! There’s no better place to celebrate this momentous occasion than at the club.

MAC is pulling out all the stops to host the ultimate Derby party extravaganza. Picture a luxurious setting filled with excitement, laughter, and the thrill of the races. As you step in, you’re greeted by the vibrant atmosphere of a true Derby celebration.

Prepare to test your luck at an array of exhilarating casino games. From blackjack to roulette, the professionally curated selection guarantees an afternoon of high-stakes fun. And for those with a competitive edge, a hat contest offers the chance to showcase your most stylish and creative headwear for fantastic prizes.

The excitement continues as you’ll have the opportunity to bet on the winning Derby horse, immersing yourself in the heart-pounding action of the race. And what better way to toast to your success (or drown your sorrows) than with a Kentucky Bourbon tasting?

Of course, no Derby party would be complete without the iconic mint julep and southern-inspired appetizers to be enjoyed throughout the festivities. So, whether you’re a seasoned Derby aficionado or a newcomer to the sport, MAC’s Derby party promises an unforgettable experience filled with excitement and entertainment. So, raise your julep cups to 150 years of Derby tradition!

Kentucky Derby Casino Party

1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4

This event is for ages 21 and older. Register at – SAE0504.

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Sunday, April 7

Masters Athlete Workshop

2:30-3:30 p.m.

In this workshop tailored for masters athletes age 55 and older, MAC personal trainer Robbie Shabasson teaches proper strength and conditioning principles to maximize performance and reduce the likelihood of injury. The cost is $15. FSA191 APR24

Tuesday, April 9

Senior Mix & Mingle: Who Am I?

4-6 p.m.

Senior members are invited for happy hour and an optional game of “Who Am I?,” during which players use clues to guess the name of a well-known person. Enjoy light appetizers and happy hour pricing. SEN0409

Wednesday, April 10

MAC Professional Business Networking Group

7:30-9 a.m.

Members meet monthly to discuss challenges, successes, and hurdles facing professionals and their enterprises. The cost to attend is $5. SOA191 APR24

Duplicate Bridge Tournament

12:30-3:30 p.m.

Explore the strategic and skillful world of duplicate bridge, a variant designed to eliminate the luck factor in card distribution. Coffee and tea are provided. SOA165 SP24

Thursday, April 11

MAC Golf Women’s Happy Hour

5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Golf Committee invites women golfers to the Reading Lounge for a happy hour event to tee off the 2024 season. Come meet fellow players and learn how to get involved in MAC golf programs this year. GOE0411

Business Essentials Seminar –The Trusted Leader’s Playbook

5:30-7:30 p.m.

This seminar by PlayBook Consulting offers six strategies that enhance your capacity to lead others in an increasingly complex world. SOA490

Friday, April 12

Junior Dance – Neon Night

7-9 p.m.

SJE0412 – waitlist only

Saturday, April 13

The Masters Champions Dinner at MAC

5:30-8 p.m.

The Social Activities and Golf Committees partner on this delightful new event where members can eat the feast chosen by last year’s tournament victor, Jon Rahm. Watch coverage of the 2024 Masters Tournament and enjoy the celebratory cuisine at this 21-andolder event. SAE0413

Thursday, April 18

Third Thursdays – MAC Market Experience

4-7 p.m.

Third Thursdays in the Main Lobby abound with art, home goods, jewelry, beauty and wellness essentials, tasty treats, and the sips to wash them down.

MAC Talks: Raising Empowered Athletes

5-6:30 p.m.

Families, athletes, and coaches are invited to a discussion led by Kirsten Jones, NCAA Division 1 athlete and Peak Performance Coach, who speaks about the challenges of raising strong athletes and extraordinary people. Guests are welcome. SJE0418

The Community Involvement Committee hosts a neighborhood cleanup on Earth Day

Friday, April 19

Family Fridays – Handball Night

6-8 p.m.

Bring the whole family for a night of free fun and games at the club. MAC Handball pros are also on hand to teach the basics of the game. This event is for members only, and there is no cost to attend. SOY104

Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21

MAC Long Course Invitational

3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Cheer on the MAC Swim Team as it hosts eight visiting teams for this annual swim invitational. There is no cost to spectate at the 50-meter Pool.

Saturday, April 20

Volleyball 14U Spring Invitational

8 a.m.-6 p.m

Come support some of the best youth volleyball in the area and root for Team MAC! Members and all children younger than age 5 are admitted for free.

AdoptOneBlock Earth Day Cleanup

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meet the Community Involvement Committee in the Turnaround to help clean up MAC’s “adopted” block on the north side of Providence Park. All ages are welcome. VOL0420

Sunday, April 21

Earth Day Read Aloud

10-11 a.m.

Join the Family Events Committee and enjoy sing-along melodies and a reading of environmentally focused books facilitated by Portland’s Green Bean Books. Juice boxes and a light snack are provided. This is a free event. SFE0421

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Select April and May events and classes are presented here. Additional experiences are listed on the Events and MAC@Home pages at

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Sunday, April 21

Yoga for Neck & Shoulders

5:30-7 p.m.

YOE0428 – waitlist only

Monday, April 22

History Book Club

6:30-8 p.m.

This month’s book is The Blood of Abraham by Jimmy Carter, which tells Carter’s stories stories about his experiences in the Middle East. HBC2024

Tuesday, April 23

Evening Literary Group

7-8 p.m.

Join the Evening Literary Group in Kamm for a lively discussion of The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff. Please email Martha Dixon at with any questions. ELG2024

Thursday, April 25

MAC Talks: Golf Course Ratings & Handicaps

5-6:30 p.m.

Presented by the Oregon Golf Association, this talk helps players gain a deeper understanding of important aspects of the game, specifically course ratings and handicaps. Guests are welcome. GOE0425

Business Essentials Seminar

– Building Cohesive, HighPerforming Teams

5:30-7:30 p.m.

PlayBook Consulting Group teaches a tool that helps teams and leaders more effectively identify the source of a team’s challenge. Then, focus on how to resolve them. SOA190

Sunday, April 28

Spring Sprint Triathlon

9-11 a.m.

This fitness time trial measures the total duration to swim 200 meters, bike 10K (6.2 miles), and run 2 miles. The competition is open to all MAC members, from novice to experienced athletes, either as individuals or as relay teams. TRE0428

Balladeers Annual Concert

3-5 p.m.

The Balladeers present their annual concert, which is all about love, brotherhood, and the joys of singing together. See page 21 for details. BAL0428

Tuesday, April 30

Pickleball Courts Reopening

5:30-9:30 p.m.

MAC invites all pickleball enthusiasts ages 14 and older to check out the new, extra-visible court lines and test them out while playing friendly games to 11. Plus, enjoy light beverages, snacks, and a prize drawing. PBE0430


Friday, May 3

Family Fridays

6-8 p.m.

Bring the whole family for a night of free fun and games at the club. This event is for members only. There is no cost to attend. No registration required. SOY105

Saturday, May 4

Kentucky Derby Casino Party 1:30-4:30 p.m.

See page 60 for details. SAE0504

International Day of Pilates & Barre Party 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Celebrate International Day of Pilates with 30-minute Pilates mat and barre classes followed by a social reception at 2:30 p.m. See page 42 to learn more. GXE0504

Sunday, May 5

MelloMacs Spring Sing-Along 3-5 p.m.

Join the MelloMacs and friends for a free, participatory performance of popular songs from 1960 to 2024. See page 14 for details. SME0505

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Barre Fit class


The Junior Lounge is a space for children ages 7-14 to hang out solo or with friends.

The following special events are planned for April:

Saturday, April 6 Monsters Inc./Monsters University Watch Party

3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 Super Smash Bros Tournament

Monday, April 15 Descendants Movie Marathon

Friday, April 26 Spring Craft Day

3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 Ping Pong Tournament

2:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays Chess & Checkers Open Play

The Junior Lounge is open from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.

Visit the Junior Lounge page to see the full event calendar:

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Monday, May 6

Big Picture Book Group

7-8 p.m

The Big Picture Book Group reads nonfiction, covering a wide range of subjects. This month’s book is Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson. Please email Virginia Terhaar at with any questions.

Wednesday, May 8

MAC Professional Business Networking Group

7:30-9 a.m.

Members meet monthly to discuss challenges, successes, and hurdles facing professionals and their enterprises. The cost to attend is $5.

SOA191 APR24

Saturday, May 11

Make a Gift for Mom: A Floral Workshop

9-11 a.m.

Parents and caregivers can accompany kids at a springtime floral workshop to make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. All supplies, tools, and equipment are included. Guests are welcome. The cost is $75 per floral arrangement. SOE0511

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day Timbers Extravaganza

12:30 p.m.

Treat mom to a memorable day of soccer, delicious food, and VIP treatment as the Timbers face off against the Seattle Sounders. The Mother’s Day Terrace Package includes premium seating on the Stadium Terrace, two drink tickets, and a buffet. PTFC005

Tuesday, May 14

Senior Mix & Mingle: Two Truths Plus a Lie

4-6 p.m.

Senior members are invited to gather in 26 Founders for happy hour and an optional game of Two Truths Plus a Lie. Enjoy light appetizers and happy hour pricing. SEN0514

Thursday, May 16

Third Thursday Market

4-7 p.m.

MAC’s Third Thursday abounds with art, home goods, jewelry, beauty and wellness essentials, tasty treats, and the sips to wash them down. Every month is a new experience.

Business Essentials Seminar – Mastering Conflict

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn PlayBook Consulting Group’s model to establish “rules of engagement” for crucial conversations. SOA290

Ladies Golf at Cottage Golf Studios

6-8:30 p.m.

Step into the golf simulator for an immersive “closest to the pin” competition. Mingle with fellow golfers while enjoying a glass of wine and charcuterie. GOE0516

Friday, May 17

All-Day Family Fridays

9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Family Fridays is super-sizing! The Indoor Playground area in the Main Gym kicks off at 9 a.m. with bouncy houses, games, and spaces for toddlers and young children until 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., the rest of the gym is transformed into the Family Fridays event you know and love. SOY106

Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19

Father-Daughter Dance – A Night in Paris

5-8 p.m.

Dads and daughters are invited to indulge in a sumptuous buffet and dance the night away to tunes spun by a professional DJ. Attire can be enhanced with pre-purchased corsages and boutonnieres. SFE517, SFE518, SFE519

Sunday, May 19

Deschutes River Fly Fishing Excursion

Join the Portland Fly Shop as you walk, wade, and fish the renowned Deschutes River for native redband trout. This all-day event is for ages 16 and older and is suitable for beginners or experienced anglers. The excursion includes all equipment, gear, and guides. ODE0519

MAC Yoga Chakras Workshop 9:30-11 a.m.

Using a combination of movement, sound, and music, instructor Anita Stark teaches how to unblock your energy by balancing the chakras. Discover the basics of your energy systems and learn how to reset from “unhappy” to “happy.” YOE0519

Monday, May 20

History Book Club 6:30-8 p.m.

This month’s book is King: A Life by Jonathan Eig. Deeply researched, this is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Tuesday, May 21

All-Committee Dinner

6-8:30 p.m.

The newest members of the Board of Trustees are excited to host the All Committee Dinner with the theme of Barbieland. SME0521

Sunday, May 26

MAC Soccer Tournament at Providence Park

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Engage in lively competition alongside fellow members at the first MAC Soccer Tournament. See page 46 to learn more. CAE0526

Tuesday, May 28

Evening Literary Group

7-8 p.m.

Join the Evening Literary Group in Kamm for a lively discussion of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Please email Martha Dixon at with any questions.

Thursday, May 30

Business Essentials

Seminar – The (Im)Perfect People Manager

5:30-7:30 p.m.

PlayBook Consulting Group offers a selfassessment that participants will use to build their own professional development goals and action plans to take to the office. SOA390

Save the Date

Saturday, June 1

Murder Mystery Dinner

Party Hosted by 20s/30s

STE0601 – registration opens April 2

Exercise with Pride

GE0601 – registration opens April 2

Friday, June 14

MAC Field Day

CAE0614 – registration opens April 15

Friday, June 28

Dine with Pride Registration opens April 29

Friday, Dec. 13-Sunday, Dec. 15

Bandon Dunes Golf Trip

GOE1213 – registration opens April 16




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Step Right Up to Second Annual Carnival-Themed Field Day

Get ready for an exhilarating day of fun, laughter, and camaraderie at the second annual MAC Field Day, set to take place on Friday, June 14, at the iconic Providence Park! After the tremendous success of last year’s event, MAC is thrilled to bring members and guests an even more spectacular and entertaining experience for the entire family.

Prepare for a day filled with exciting carnival games and athletic activities suitable for all ages. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or just looking to spend quality time with family and friends, this event promises to be an evening of unforgettable memories.

Providence Park transforms into a colorful carnival hub of energy and excitement, providing the perfect backdrop for the field day festivities. In addition to the games, there are no-host concessions, including a variety of delicious treats and beverages.

Kick off the summer with this fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow club members and guests, create lasting memories, and celebrate the spirit of community.

MAC Field Day

Friday, June 14, at Providence Park Register at beginning at noon on Monday, April 15. CAE0614

Portland Timbers

Tickets are required to enter the Stadium Terrace during Timbers matches. For more information, search Timbers at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or

All matches are subject to change by the MLS. For any changes by the MLS affecting the match time or date, there is a period of time where tickets may be canceled at no charge. This period of time will be communicated to those with reservations.

Portland Thorns

Tickets are required to enter the Stadium Terrace during Thorns matches. For more information, search Thorns at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or

All matches are subject to change by the NWSL. For any changes by the NWSL affecting the match time or date, there is a period of time where tickets may be canceled at no charge. This period of time will be communicated to those with reservations.

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Report of Independent Auditors

The Management and Audit Committee of Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries

Report on the Audit of the Financial Statements


We have audited the consolidated financial statements of Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries, which comprise the consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, and the related consolidated statements of activities, functional expenses, and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes to the consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the accompanying consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, and the changes in their net assets and their cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAS). Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements section of our report. We are required to be independent of Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries and to meet our other ethical responsibilities, in accordance with the relevant ethical requirements relating to our audits. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Emphasis of Matter

As discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, in 2023, Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries adopted new accounting guidance Accounting Standards Codification Topic 326, Credit Losses. Our opinion is not modified with respect to this matter.

Responsibilities of Management for the Consolidated Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, and for the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the financial statements, management is required to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries’ ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are available to be issued.

Auditor’s Responsibilities for the Audit of the Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor’s report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not absolute assurance and therefore is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with GAAS will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control. Misstatements are considered material if there is a substantial likelihood that, individually or in the aggregate, they would influence the judgment made by a reasonable user based on the consolidated financial statements.

In performing an audit in accordance with GAAS, we:

• Exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit.

• Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, and design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks. Such procedures include examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements.

• O btain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries’ internal control. Accordingly, no such opinion is expressed.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluate the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements.

• Conclude whether, in our judgment, there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries’ ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time.

We are required to communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit, significant audit findings, and certain internal control–related matters that we identified during the audit.

Portland, Oregon February 22, 2024



Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Activities Years Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022

Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Organization – The Multnomah Athletic Club (the Club) is a private, nonproprietary amateur athletic club located in Portland, Oregon. The Club was formed in 1891 and conducts various athletic and social activities, and provides food and beverage service to its members and their guests. Principles of consolidation – The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Club and its whollyowned subsidiaries, MAC Block 7, LLC, Design Center PDX, LLC, and MAC 21, LLC (collectively referred to as the LLCs). The LLCs are Oregon limited liability companies, in which the Club is the sole member. The LLCs were created for the sole purpose of holding property that the Club owns adjacent to its current facilities. All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated and all references henceforth are referred to as “the Club.” Basis of presentation – The Club, as a not-for-profit organization, follows the accounting guidance prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for not-for-profit organizations.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Net assets and revenues, gains, and losses are classified based on the existence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions. Accordingly, net assets of the Club and changes therein are classified and reported as follows:

Board-designation of net assets without donor restrictions –The Board of Trustees of the Club has established Boarddesignated net assets without donor restrictions (Club equity) accounts for facility replacement and property. The Board-designated property fund portion of Club equity reflects the net book value of all Club property, plant, and equipment in addition to cash equivalents and less related liabilities.

Board-designated sources include initiation fees and designated investment income less related income taxes, and the difference between actual depreciation expense and Board-approved capital funding. The facility replacement fund represents the investment balances accumulated from contributions made to the fund and from earnings on these investments, less related expenses. Amounts have been contributed annually to the facility replacement fund. Transfers between funds may occur as directed by the Board of Trustees.

Cash and cash equivalents – The Club values its cash equivalents at cost, which approximates fair value. All highly-liquid instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less are considered cash equivalents.

Accounts receivable – Accounts receivable consist primarily of unpaid member dues and other fees. The allowance for credit losses is determined by management based on historical charge-off activity and forecasted collectability of accounts receivable. Account balances are charged off against the allowance after all means of collection have been exhausted and the potential for recovery is considered remote. The Club’s membership accounts are proposed for suspension after accounts are 90 days past due. Accounts may also be sent to a collection agency after the account has been suspended. The balance of accounts receivable was $7,231,214 and $6,655,736 at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The balance of accounts receivable was $6,349,688 at December 31, 2021.

Inventories – Inventories of liquor, food, beer, wine, soda mix, sundries, towels, ready to wear and sportswear are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out) or net realizable value.

Investments and investment return – The Club carries investments in marketable mutual funds, which comprise its entire investment portfolio, on the consolidated balance sheets at their readily determinable fair values based on quotations from national securities exchanges. Interest and dividend income and unrealized and realized gains and losses, net of investment expenses, are included in the accompanying consolidated statements of activities.

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December 31, 2023 and 2022 2023 2022 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 22,317,194 $ 16,999,015 Accounts receivable, net allowance for credit losses of $120,269 and $181,168 as of 2023 and 2022, respectively 7,231,214 6,655,736 Inventories 438,686 479,950 Prepaid expenses 1,892,969 1,028,684 Total current assets 31,880,063 25,163,385 INVESTMENTS IN MARKETABLE SECURITIES 34,951,842 30,815,768 RIGHT OF USE ASSETS 798,185 1,058,255 PROPERTY, PLANT, AND EQUIPMENT, net 42,666,003 45,851,751 Total assets $ 110,296,093 $ 102,889,159 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS (CLUB EQUITY) CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 5,144,208 $ 3,738,195 Accrued taxes on unrelated business income 8,271 150,042 Initiation fees received in advance and other deferred revenue 6,003,434 6,447,490 Deferred initiation fee revenue 4,560,782 5,269,819 Total current liabilities 15,716,695 15,605,546 RIGHT OF USE LIABILITIES 832,507 1,078,410 NET ASSETS (CLUB EQUITY) Without donor restrictions Designated by the Board for facility replacement 37,346,993 32,975,291 Designated by the Board for property 52,992,442 51,375,623 90,339,435 84,350,914 Undesignated 3,407,456 1,854,289 Total net assets without donor restrictions (Club equity) 93,746,891 86,205,203 Total liabilities and net assets (Club equity) $ 110,296,093 $ 102,889,159 See accompanying notes.
2023 2022 OPERATING REVENUES Charges to members Dues $ 29,976,301 $ 27,185,774 Locker rentals 1,100,902 1,095,126 Other 364,105 403,989 Contribution revenue 3,058,268DEPARTMENTAL REVENUES Athletic departments 7,263,278 5,808,894 Restaurants and catering 9,466,066 7,786,103 Other departments 2,071,798 2,229,742 Total operating and departmental revenues 53,300,718 44,509,628 PROGRAM SERVICES Athletic departments 10,934,342 10,401,165 Restaurants and catering 12,492,618 9,455,019 Other departments 1,668,885 4,754,885 SUPPORT SERVICES General and administrative 15,755,539 11,499,209 Facilities and housekeeping 7,383,936 6,507,485 Depreciation and amortization 6,643,574 5,790,238 Total program and support services 54,878,894 48,408,001 Change in net assets without donor restrictions from operations (1,578,176) (3,898,373) OTHER REVENUES (Losses) Initiation fees 5,089,774 4,165,617 Interest and dividends on investments 1,525,813 1,003,728 (Loss) gain on disposal of property, plant, and equipment (957,404) 2,173 Unrealized and realized gain (loss) on investments, net 3,637,038 (6,480,851) Total other revenues (losses) 9,295,221 (1,309,333) Change in net assets without donor restrictions before taxes on unrelated business income 7,717,045 (5,207,706) Tax expense on unrelated business income (175,357) (189,732) CHANGE IN NET ASSETS WITHOUT DONOR RESTRICTIONS (CLUB EQUITY) 7,541,688 (5,397,438) NET ASSETS WITHOUT DONOR RESTRICTIONS (CLUB EQUITY), beginning of year 86,205,203 91,602,641 NET ASSETS WITHOUT DONOR RESTRICTIONS (CLUB EQUITY), end of year $ 93,746,891 $ 86,205,203
Continued on page 70 Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statement of Functional Expenses For the Year Ended December 31, 2023

Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statement of Functional Expenses for the Year Ended December 31, 2022

Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Right of use assets and liabilities – The right of use assets represent Club’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and the right of use liabilities represent the Club’s obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. The right of use liabilities and their corresponding right of use assets are recorded based on the present value of lease payments over the expected remaining lease term.

Property, plant, and equipment – Property, plant, and equipment are stated at cost. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets:

Clubhouse and improvements 5-40 years

Equipment, furniture, and fixtures 3-7 years

Parking structure and athletic facilities 10-40 years

Software and technology 3 years

Property, plant, and equipment acquisitions, renewals, projects and improvements exceeding $2,500 are capitalized. Maintenance and repairs are expensed as incurred. Upon disposal of property subject to depreciation, the accounts are relieved of the related costs and accumulated depreciation and the resulting gains and losses are reflected in the consolidated statements of activities.

Membership dues – Membership dues are recognized as revenue in the applicable membership period as the related performance obligations are met ratably over such membership period.

See accompanying notes.

Initiation fees – The Club collects a portion of initiation fees from prospective members as they are placed on the intake list and includes these amounts in deferred revenue. The Club also has programs in place to promote prepayment of initiation fees for juniors and spouses. Initiation fees are recognized as revenue over a three-year period once admitted into the Club.

Membership dues and initiation fees are collected primarily from Club members within the Portland metropolitan area.

Athletics – The Club offers various athletic programs (camps, sports teams, personal training, lessons, events, tournaments, etc.) for its members. Revenue for athletics is recognized as the related camp, lesson or event occurs.

Restaurants and catering – Restaurants revenue is recognized at the point of sale. Catering revenue is recognized as the related catering event occurs.

Other departments – Mporium (gift shop), Marketing and Communications (advertising sales), and Design Center rental income is recognized at the point of sale or as the underlying services have been performed.

Contributions and grants – The Club recognizes contributions and grants when cash, securities, or other assets; an unconditional promise to give; or a notification of a beneficial interest is received. Conditional promises to give – that is, those with a measurable performance obligation or other barrier and a right of return – are not recognized until the condition on which they depend have been met in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification 958-605 – Not-for-Profit Entities: Revenue Recognition. At December 31, 2022, the Club had conditional contributions of $3,058,268 related to the Employee Retention Credit established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. At December 31, 2023 the contribution was recorded as contribution revenue as the conditions had been met.

Program Services Support Services Athletics Restaurants Other General and Facilities and Departments and Catering Departments Total Administrative Housekeeping Depreciation Total Grand Total Salaries and wages $ 7,313,306 $ 4,895,359 $ 803,965 $ 13,012,630 $ 5,651,287 $ 2,941,248 $ - $ 8,592,535 $ 21,605,165 Employee benefits and payroll taxes 2,279,523 2,166,514 225,455 4,671,492 2,595,101 1,059,220 - 3,654,321 8,325,813 Depreciation and amortization - - - - - - 6,643,574 6,643,574 6,643,574 Other 907,715 649,756 417,455 1,974,926 1,537,752 143,028 - 1,680,780 3,655,706 Cost of good sold - 3,077,539 180,539 3,258,078 - - - - 3,258,078 Repairs and maintenance - 152,938 - 152,938 1,196,061 1,449,590 - 2,645,651 2,798,589 Property taxes and insurance - - - - 2,441,020 - - 2,441,020 2,441,020 Professional services 1,040 - - 1,040 1,749,510 - - 1,749,510 1,750,550 Utilities - - - - 176,826 1,445,490 - 1,622,316 1,622,316 Supplies and office expenses 199,649 570,894 41,471 812,014 129,897 343,925 - 473,822 1,285,836 Committees and events 21,032 979,618 - 1,000,650 264,045 1,169 - 265,214 1,265,864 Travel 212,077 - - 212,077 6,751 266 - 7,017 219,094 Advertising and promotion - - - - 7,289 - - 7,289 7 ,289 Total $ 10,934,342 $ 12,492,618 $ 1,668,885 $ 25,095,845 $ 15,755,539 $ 7,383,936 $ 6,643,574 $ 29,783,049 $ 54,878,894
Program Services Support Services Athletics Restaurants Other General and Facilities and Departments and Catering Departments Total Administrative Housekeeping Depreciation Total Grand Total Salaries and wages $ 7,041,006 $ 3,774,566 $ 1,930,064 $ 12,745,636 $ 3,975,203 $ 2,331,981 $ - $ 6,307,184 $ 19,052,820 Employee benefits and payroll taxes 2,328,037 1,782,822 788,844 4,899,703 1,907,060 957,802 - 2,864,862 7,764,565 Depreciation and amortization - - - - - - 5,790,238 5,790,238 5,790,238 Other 585,291 404,325 719,004 1,708,620 2,653,190 118,470 - 2,771,660 4,480,280 Cost of good sold - 2,894,756 215,277 3,110,033 - - - - 3,110,033 Repairs and maintenance - 140,096 - 140,096 1,101,898 1,496,277 - 2,598,175 2,738,271 Property taxes and insurance - - - - 223,636 - - 223,636 223,636 Professional services 672 - 686,876 687,548 957,671 - - 957,671 1,645,219 Utilities - - - - 150,595 1,325,134 - 1,475,729 1,475,729 Supplies and office expenses 244,716 458,454 12,113 715,283 108,146 277,263 - 385,409 1,100,692 Committees and events 24,837 - 351,486 376,323 407,625 - - 407,625 783,948 Travel 176,606 - 52,228 228,834 12,261 558 - 12,819 241,653 Advertising and promotion - - (1,007) (1,007) 1,924 - - 1,924 917 Total $ 10,401,165 $ 9,455,019 $ 4,754,885 $ 24,611,069 $ 11,499,209 $ 6,507,485 $ 5,790,238 $ 23,796,932 $ 48,408,001

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued)

Taxes on unrelated business income – The Club is a taxexempt organization and is not subject to federal or state income taxes, except for unrelated business income, in accordance with Section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Club’s wholly-owned LLCs are limited liability companies for which no separate income taxes have been recorded in the accompanying consolidated financial statements as the entities are disregarded for tax purposes. Income and loss is allocated to the sole member, the Club.

The Club recognizes the tax benefit from uncertain tax positions only if it is more likely than not that the tax positions will be sustained on examination by the tax authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefit is measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. The Club recognizes interest and penalties related to income tax matters, if any, in taxes on unrelated business income. During the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Club recognized no interest or penalties and had no material uncertain tax positions.

Functional allocation of expenses – The costs of providing various programs and supporting services have been summarized on a functional basis in the consolidated statements of functional expenses. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the programs and supporting services benefited.

The costs of the Club’s various activities and programs have been summarized on a departmental basis in the accompanying schedule of departmental revenues and expenses, presented as supplementary information. Accordingly, certain costs have been allocated among the departments benefited.

The Club allocates expenses directly to the programs and supporting services benefited. Depreciation expense, property taxes, and insurance are reported under support services and not allocated across departments.

Use of estimates – The preparation of consolidated financial statements, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Years Ended December 31, 2023 and 2022

Adoption of new accounting standards – The Club adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13 Credit Losses, and all subsequent amendments to the ASU (collectively, “ASC 326”). The primary effects of the amendments are to estimate the expected credit loss and the measurement of expected credit losses should be based on historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable forecast that affect the collectability of accounts receivable. The Club adopted ASC 326 as of January 1, 2023, using the modified retrospective approach. The Club has also chosen the option to not restate comparative periods prior to the adoption of the new credit loss accounting standard as the impact was not significant. Subsequent events – Subsequent events are events or transactions that occur after the consolidated balance sheets date but before consolidated financial statements are available to be issued. The Club recognizes in the consolidated financial statements, the effects of all subsequent events that provide additional evidence about conditions that existed at the date of the consolidated balance sheets, including the estimates inherent in the process of preparing the consolidated financial statements. The Club’s consolidated financial statements do not recognize subsequent events that provide evidence about conditions that did not exist at the date of the consolidated balance sheets but arose after the consolidated balance sheets date and before the consolidated financial statements are available to be issued. The Club has evaluated subsequent events through February 22, 2024, which is the date the consolidated financial statements were available to be issued.

Note 2 – Liquidity and Availability

Financial assets available for general expenditure, that is, without donor or other restrictions limiting their use, within one year of the balance sheet date, comprise the following for the years ending December 31:

2023 2022

The Club’s cash flows have minimal seasonal variations during the year. Operating fund surpluses have historically been transferred to the property fund but are not required to be and could be retained for general operations if needed. Further, the Board designates a funding amount yearly from the operating fund to the property fund for capital improvements. This amount could be reduced or eliminated if needed to fund operations with Board approval. In addition, the Club has $34,951,842 and $30,815,768 in long-term investments, designated by the Board, as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, which could be released for general expenditure if needed with Board approval.

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2023 2022
FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Cash received from members $ 56,590,610 $ 49,075,706 Cash paid to suppliers and employees (47,652,328) (42,298,258) Interest and dividends received on investments 1,525,813 1,003,728 Taxes paid on unrelated business income (231,650) (117,400) Net cash from operating activities 10,232,445 7,663,776 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
of investments (499,036) (2,235)
of property, plant, and equipment (4,415,230) (4,154,111) Proceeds from the sale of property, plant, and equipment - 2,952 Net cash from investing activities (4,914,266) (4,153,394) NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS 5,318,179 3,510,382 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of year 16,999,015 13,488,633 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of year $ 22,317,194 $ 16,999,015 RECONCILIATION OF CHANGE IN NET ASSETS TO NET CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Change in net assets $ 7,541,688 $ (5,397,438) Adjustments to reconcile change in net assets to net cash from operating activities Depreciation and amortization 6,643,574 5,790,238 Non-cash lease amortization 260,070 20,155 Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant, and equipment 957,404 (2,173) Unrealized and realized (gain) loss on investments (3,637,038) 6,480,851 Changes in assets and liabilities Accounts receivable, net (575,478) (306,048) Inventories 41,264 (212,657) Prepaid expenses (864,285) (48,070) Accounts payable and accrued expenses 1,406,013 580,232 Accrued taxes on unrelated business income ( 141,771) 240,751 Initiation fees received in advance and other deferred revenue (444,056) (451,442) Deferred initiation fee revenue ( 709,037) 969,377 Right of use liability ( 245,903)Net cash from operating activities $ 10,232,445 $ 7,663,776 SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NONCASH OPERATING ACTIVITY Right-of-use assets with operating lease liabilities $ - $ 1,078,410 See accompanying notes.
Note 3 – Property, Plant, and Equipment Property, plant, and equipment consist of the following as of December 31: 2023 2022 Land and improvements $ 1,999,407 $ 1,999,407 Clubhouse and improvements 77,621,503 77,137,726 Equipment, furniture, and fixtures 33,708,187 30,775,957 Parking structure and athletic facilities 8,102,998 8,102,998 Total property, plant, and equipment 121,432,095 118,016,088 L ess accumulated depreciation (78,841,797) (72,562,187) 42,590,298 45,453,901 Construction in progress 75,705 397,850 Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation $ 42,666,003 $ 45,851,751 Construction in progress at December 31, 2023 and 2022 consists primarily of costs
to various remodeling projects.
Cash and cash equivalents $ 22,317,194 $ 16,999,015 Accounts receivable, net 7,231,214 6,655,736 Total $ 29,548,408 $ 23,654,751

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

continued from page 71

Note 4 – Fair Value of Assets and Liabilities

Accounting literature defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (i.e., the “exit price”) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The valuation techniques used are based on observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect the Club’s market assumptions.

These two types of inputs create the following fair value hierarchy:

Level 1 – Inputs are unadjusted, and represent quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities at the measurement date.

Level 2 – Inputs (other than quoted prices included in Level 1) are either directly or indirectly observable for the asset or liability through correlation with market data at the measurement date.

Level 3 – Inputs reflect management’s best estimate of what market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability at the measurement date. Consideration is given to the risk inherent in the valuation technique and/or the risk inherent in the inputs to the model.

The Club used the following methods and significant assumptions to estimate fair value for its assets and liabilities measured and carried at fair value in the consolidated financial statements:

Investments – Investments are comprised of marketable mutual funds. Marketable mutual fund fair values are based on quoted market prices. If a quoted market price is not available, fair value is estimated using quoted market prices for similar funds.

The following is a summary categorization as of December 31, 2023 and 2022 of the Club’s assets based on the level of inputs utilized in determining the value of such investments. The Club does not have any level 2 or level 3 inputs.

commercial condominium unit. The Developer had submitted plans to the City’s Design Review Commission for approval. The project was approved by the Design Commission and ultimately approved by City council. In 2023, the agreement involving the construction of a residential building on a parcel of land owned by the Club was extended with penalties but eventually dissolved. There is no plan for the building, the shared parking, or the tunnel to proceed. The contract expired and the project is considered closed. Legal contingencies – The Club, in the ordinary course of business, may become a defendant in certain claims and legal actions. In the opinion of management, after consultation with legal counsel, there are no matters or potential claims presently known to the Club that are expected to have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of the Club.

Note 6 – Taxes on Unrelated Business Income

Taxes on unrelated business income result primarily from advertising income in the Club’s Winged M publication, investment earnings including gains on sales of investments, income from catering, and income from rental properties. The effective tax rate applied to these items, of approximately 26%, differs from the statutory federal rate of 21% primarily due to state and local taxes, federal and state tax credits and the timing of tax payments. The consolidated statements of activities include provisions for taxes on unrelated business income as follows as of December 31:

As of December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Club does not have any liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value. There were no changes in valuation methodologies or assumptions during the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022.

Note 5 – Leases, Commitments, and Contingencies

Operating leases – The Club leases certain office equipment and parking structures under right-of-use operating lease agreements. Future minimum payments under those leases are as follows:

In accordance with the requirements related to accounting for uncertainty in income taxes, the Club determined that it had no unrecognized tax benefits at December 31, 2023 and 2022. The Club files an exempt organization income tax return and an unrelated business income tax return in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and a corporate tax return with the Oregon Department of Revenue and the City of Portland.

Note 7 – Employee Benefit Plan

The Club has a salary deferral retirement savings plan under the provisions of Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code whereby participating employees may defer a portion of their gross wages. The Club makes contributions to the plan of 3% of the base salary of employees and also matches 100% of the first 3% of the employee deferral. Total contributions to the plan for the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022 were $964,296 and $897,767, respectively. In addition, the Club pays a portion of administrative expenses of the plan.

Note 8 – Concentration of Credit Risk

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Club to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash and cash equivalents and investments. The Club places substantially all of its cash and liquid investments with financial institutions; however, cash balances may periodically exceed federally insured limits. To date, the Club has not experienced losses at these institutions. Marketable securities, consisting of both debt and equity instruments, are generally placed in a variety of managed funds administered by an investment manager.

Note 9 – Related Party Transactions

Members of the Club’s Board of Trustees and senior management may, from time to time, be associated, either directly or indirectly, with companies or non-profit organizations doing business with the Club. For senior management, the Club requires annual disclosure of significant financial interests in, or employment or consulting relationships with, entities doing business with the Club. These annual disclosures cover both senior management and their immediate family members. When such relationships exist, measures are taken to appropriately manage the actual or perceived conflict in the best interests of the Club.

The following table provides the supplemental information related to operating leases for the purpose of the measurement of lease liabilities at or for the year ended December 31:

The Club incurred operating lease expenses of $279,768 and $241,908 during the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. These expenses are included in support services on the consolidated statements of activities.

Developer agreement – Effective December 20, 2019, the Club entered into an agreement with a developer for the construction of a residential building on a parcel of land owned by the Club. The developer would have constructed on the property a parking garage for use by the Club, including a tunnel to connect the Club’s existing parking garage. The Club would have contributed up to $650,000 of the cost to design and construct the tunnel. Prior to construction the Club and developer would have entered into a ground lease agreement under which the developer would have leased the property from the Club. Upon completion of the project, the developer could elect: 1) To provide the Club parking through a ground lease or 2) To provide the Club parking through a

The Club has a written conflict of interest policy that requires, among other things, that no member of the Board of Trustees can participate in any decision in which he or she (or an immediate family member) has a material financial interest. When such relationships exist, measures are taken to mitigate any actual or perceived conflict. No such associations are considered to be significant. During the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Club had transactions with these related parties totaling $11,750 and $5,000 which are included in operational services found in the statements of functional expenses.

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation (the Foundation) is a nonprofit organization separate from the Club which has been determined to be a related party for accounting purposes. The Club has the ability to significantly influence management and operating policies of the Foundation because the Club provides the Foundation with a significant portion of its funding, and members of the Club’s Board and immediate family members of the Club’s Board serve on the Foundation’s board. During the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, the Club had transactions with the Foundation totaling $173,397 and $205,920 which were for the purposes of the annual fundraiser for Multnomah Athletic Foundation scholarships. These expenses are included in other departments found in the statements of functional expenses. The Club also provided the Foundation with services to aid the fundraiser.

As of December 31, 2023 and 2022, there were no amounts due to or from related parties.

Years Ended December 31, 2023 2022 L evel 1 L evel 1 Marketable domestic equity index funds $ 12,966,440 $ 10,049,577 Marketable municipal security index funds 9,447,408 9,179,445 Marketable international equity index funds 8,136,702 7,281,995 Marketable domestic fixed income index funds 2,727,302 2,741,513 Marketable real estate index funds 1,673,990 1,563,238 $ 34,951,842 $ 30,815,768
Years ending December 31, 2024 $ 287,244 2025 294,948 2026 280,190 2027 17,970 Total 880,352 L ess discount (47,845) Operating lease liabilities $ 832,507
Weighted-average remaining lease term (years) 2.99 Weighted-average discount rate 3.52%
2023 2022 Federal $ 49,345 $ 69,409 State and local 126,012 120,323 Total taxes on unrelated business income $ 175,357 $ 189,732
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