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Multnomah Athletic Club’s mission: Enrich lives, foster friendships and build upon our traditions of excellence in athletic, social and educational programs.

FEBRUARY 2014 | VOL. 103 No. 2

Kelsey Kaufman

Contents Featured This Month

24 | Financial Statements 42 | MAC Rock Gym Expands Regular Features Several junior members took part in the annual cleanup on MLK Day. See more photos in the Club Scrapbook.

11 | Faces in the Club 36 | Club Scrapbook 70 | Closing Thoughts

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The Winged M Staff: Michole Jensen

Communications Director

Tony Roberts

Communications Manager

Joseph Palazzo

Electronic Graphic Designer

Lisa House

Advertising Sales Rep

Julia Omelchuck

Graphic Designer/Ad Services Coordinator

Karen Cumbers

Communications Coordinator

Chris Zoucha

Web and Marketing Specialist

Call Communications at 503-5177220. The Winged M (USPS 483-210) is published monthly by Multnomah Athletic Club at 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. Telephone the club at 503-223-6251. Advertising from members and nonmembers is accepted by The Winged M. The deadline for space reservation is the first of the month preceding issue date. Advertisers in The Winged M are not endorsed by Multnomah Athletic Club unless otherwise noted. Publisher’s national advertising representative is Running Network LLC: Larry Eder, 608-239-3785. For questions concerning mailings and subscriptions, call the Member Services Office at 503-517-7276. Subscription: $1.50 per year paid through club dues. Periodicals postage is paid at Portland, Oregon. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to Multnomah Athletic Club Member Services, 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. ©2013 Multnomah Athletic Club. For advertising information, contact Lisa House at 503-517-7220 or lhouse@themac.com

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A d mi n i str ative

ACTIVITIES

AT HLETICS

21 | Annual Meeting 12 | Culinary 24 | Financial Statements 17 | In Memoriam 23 | MAF Honorariums 7 | Manager’s Column 23 | New Members 5 | President’s Column 20 | Safety 9 | Sports Shorts 22 | Website

32 | 20s/30s 28 | Arts 32 | Book Groups 33 | Child Care 34 | Culture and Style 34 | Family Events 35 | Giving Tree 38 | Holiday Decorating 38 | Junior Events 39 | Listen and Learn 29 | Member Art Show 40 | MACnet 29 | OBT 40 | Timbers 41 | Trailblazers

50 | Aquatics 50 | Cycling 51 | Early Birds 51 | Golf 48 | Gymnastics 54 | Handball 55 | Integrative Fitness 56 | Personal Training 57 | Racquetball 58 | Squash 59 | Table Tennis 59 | Tennis 60 | Volleyball 62 | Walking & Hiking 60 | Yoga

69 | Advertiser Index 14 | Calendar of Events 66 | MAC Marketplace 61 | Member Numbers 64 | Sport Results

On The Cover Junior member Victoria Siegel, who competes to the American Bouldering Society National Championships this month, is one of many climbers eagerly anticipating the opening of MAC’s new bouldering wall and the expansion of the Rock Gym. Read about the expansion on page 42. Cover photo by Christopher Onstott.

Next month in The Winged M: • Multnomah Athletic Club Annual Report • Spring Class Guide february 2014

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ADMINISTRATIVE PRESIDENT’s column

H President Carl Burnham III Vice President Jim Cleary Treasurer Craig Iverson Secretary Gwen Farnham

Trustees

Ann Blume Doug Dawley David DeBlasio Darcy Henderson David Horstkotte Robert Nunn Scott Sakamoto Dwight Terry Committee Chairs 20s/30s Tina Lewis Athletic Mike Wells Balladeers Dan Scribner Basketball Tom Ferris Budget and Finance Craig Iverson Culture & Style Rosalie Stevenson Cycling Jim Laird Dance/Group Exercise Janae Pyle Guinasso/Pat Warren Decathlon Amy Pellegrin/Brett Moshofsky Diversity Admissions Sandy Moore Early Birds Marcella Renner Exercise & Conditioning Connie DunkleWeyrauch/Joe Murphy Family Events Dana Baioni Golf Barbara Hamlin Gymnastics Ken Boyko Handball Craig Trull Holiday Decorating Leslie Vanden Bos House Linda Higgons Junior Events Tim Malueg/Brigitte Mepham Karate Laurie Farwell MelloMacs Barbara Stalick Member Events Mike Mathews Membership Craig Ruble Merrymacs Dinda Mills Outdoor Activities Program Taylor Boyko Pilates Ed Schneider Polar Bears Dave Brownell Property Cameron Hyde Racquetball Mark Wiggington Ski Jeff Simpson Social Activities Erika Wrenn Squash Marcia Wood Strategic Planning Dave Porter Swimming Ron Williams Synchro Anne Cleve Tennis Antonia Green Triathlon & Running Tyler Dillavou Volleyball Lorne Dauenhauer Walking & Hiking Todd Husband/Martin Schwartz Yoga Carolyn Wood www.theMAC.com

as a year really gone by? It seems like yesterday that the 2013 Annual Meeting was concluding, with lots of work and opportunities ahead. Now, as the year comes to a close, a few thoughts and a quick review seem appropriate. Carl Burnham III president The club is thriving at a time when many other clubs across the country are struggling and spending time and energy on constant recruitment of new members. Fortunately, MAC is bucking this trend, allowing staff, members and the Board of Trustees to focus on continually improving our club.

Highlights of 2013 The club implemented the Athletic Excellence Program to create an objective assessment of MAC sport programs with the end goal of increasing participant satisfaction. Survey results are now being used to make improvements to a variety of athletic programs. This is an important tool going forward to monitor our progress and suggest changes for the future. Improving the club’s website was another key area of focus this year; look for an updated site at www.theMAC.com in the coming months. Major changes include improved class registration, website navigation, search function and calendar operation. Last year was a relatively quiet one for construction projects, with the Rock Gym expansion, new balcony railing, and track resurfacing being the most noticeable. Other projects like elevator and safety updates took place behind the scenes. Several committees began identifying and prioritizing our future wants and needs. They are studying how these might fit within our current facilities or be incorporated into our recently acquired properties on 21st Avenue. With our development partner, we have made progress toward construction of an apartment building on Block 7, the club’s property immediately south of our current Parking Structure. Once finished, the club will have 225 additional parking stalls and 16 overnight rooms. We again posted positive budget results while fully funding depreciation and setting aside funds for our facilities replacement fund, which is currently nearing $15 million on our way to a goal of $38 million by 2023. Your club continues to have no debt! Several projects to be completed in 2014 include the remodel of the main kitchen and

Grand Ballroom, and expansion of MACtinis, which is set to include a private wine room with seating for 16. There are also major repairs slated for the 50-meter Pool and expanded Junior Weight Room. Design began on possible 2015 projects, which include the remodel of the Exercise and Conditioning Room, including relocation of the athletic offices to provide more flexible space that allows us to create a functional training area. Design work also continues on the remodel of the Women’s Locker Room. The Facilities Department introduced a new computerized maintenance management system that incorporates a database of all equipment and room records. The work order system ties repairs to these records, which allows for an improved life-cycle analysis. Based on repairs performed over the course of the year, we can make adjustments to the anticipated life of a piece of equipment and determine whether it should be replaced sooner or later. Driven by member input, we offered additional group exercise classes on weekends and evenings. Look for the addition of even more classes in 2014. More members continue to be involved in competitive and recreational sports at MAC. Competitive sports participation is up 23 percent since 2009. Increased revenues derived from sport team fees now offset dues by $10 per month, versus $3 in 2009. The arts subcommittee made great strides in 2013. The group provided guidance as we added to our Northwest art collection with work by top local artists including Gregory Grenon, G. Lewis Clevenger, Laura Ross Paul, Lucinda Parker, Rick Bartow and James Lavadour. The subcommittee also developed a strategic plan, hosted several Art at MAC events, and worked with staff to integrate existing art into new construction projects. Review of 2013 would be remiss if we did not take note of the growth and increased attendance at social activities, from the fashion shows to junior dances to dining in club restaurants. Needing reservations for the Men’s Bar is a sign of our robust Food and Beverage Department.

Thanks all around Finally, a big thank you to my fellow officers, Gwen Farnham, Craig Iverson and Jim Cleary. They provided tremendous support, especially over the past year. I would also like to thank the other trustees and all members who served on committees this year. We all need to thank our very professional and dedicated staff and let them know how much you appreciate their hard work. Also, give a big thank you to two longtime MAC employees leaving in 2014 – Dwayne Brantley and Khalid Mir. WM february 2014

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ADMINISTRATIVE Manager’s column

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General Manager Norman Rich nrich@themac.com Senior Executive Assistant Melania Oppat moppat@themac.com Chief Financial Officer/AGM Tim Arbogast tarbogast@themac.com Executive Assistant Lisa Jones ljones@themac.com Security Manager Dennis Wright dwright@themac.com Controller John Foley jfoley@themac.com Purchasing Manager Barry Kaufman bkaufman@themac.com Athletic Director Edward Stoner estoner@themac.com Assistant Athletic Director Pete Greer pgreer@themac.com Aquatics Manager Lisa Virtue lvirtue@themac.com Fitness Manager Darrell Duvauchelle dduvauchelle@themac.com Gymnastics Manager Meg Doxtator mdoxtator@themac.com Junior Sports Manager Dan Baggett dbaggett@themac.com Outdoor Manager Chad Failla cfailla@themac.com Squash Manager Khalid Mir kmir@themac.com Tennis Manager Wayne Pickard wpickard@themac.com Communications Director Michole Jensen mjensen@themac.com Communications Manager Tony Roberts troberts@themac.com Facilities Director Elsa Lemoine elemoine@themac.com Capital Projects Manager Diane Kelley dkelley@themac.com Food & Beverage Director Cameron McMurry cmcmurry@themac.com Executive Chef Philippe Boulot pboulot@themac.com Catering Manager Dorcas Popp dpopp@themac.com Human Resources Director Alison Beppler abeppler@themac.com Member Services Director Linda Ornelas lornelas@themac.com Child Care Manager Dawna Yntema dyntema@themac.com Guest Services Manager Christine Natonek cnatonek@themac.com The -M-porium Manager Tonya Mitchell tmitchell@themac.com Member Events Manager Abby DenUyl adenuyl@themac.com Membership Manager Dave Hanna dhanna@themac.com www.theMAC.com

n January we initiated a program called SHINE. It stands for Smile and acknowledge; Hold the highest standard; Individualize your interactions with members; Notice and take action, and Eliminate obstacles. Norm Rich The purpose for General Manager the program is to excel in member service. It was developed by a partnership between management and frontline staff to ensure everyone is buying into the program while supporting it. While I always believed we had a commitment to member service, we fell down on occasions and were not always quick enough at service recovery. While most members adore our staff, we want to ensure we never forget our goal of service excellence. Please let us know when we are doing well, and let us know when we can do better. Prior to January, we test drove the program in the Sports Pub and are following up with the weight room staff. In our Member Satisfaction Survey in October, we received many positive comments from members about service in the Sports Pub. In order to continue this success, we must keep our service goals top of mind and earn our successes every day. We must not allow ourselves to suffer from bad-day syndrome. Serving you well is our primary goal.

A heartfelt thanks February is an excellent time to thank our retiring Trustees for their outstanding service to the club and our membership. President Carl Burnham led the club and pushed for more excellence all the time. He initiated giving members as much as we could and pushed a bit further. Carl does not easily take no for an answer. There is not a single member he would not engage with to explain why something was happening or not happening. His compassionate ear always came first with members; he never shied away from controversy and was willing to support management when appropriate as they went about operating the club. Thank you, Carl, for all you did to make the club a better place. Vice President Jim Cleary has a passion for the members and understands their point of view. Jim does not hold back in telling someone where they stand or how he feels about a subject. Jim is principled and I have come to respect him in every way imaginable.

Jim, your dedication to fellow members is admirable and your points of view were highly appreciated. Treasurer Craig Iverson achieved financial balance, and shared important accounting and legal opinions with fellow Trustees. He is a gentleman’s gentleman who practices grace, practicality and wisdom. I have a great appreciation for Craig and all he has done for the club. Gwen Farnham is everyone’s friend. She advocates for the membership and shares history with fellow Trustees who are too new to membership to know any better. Gwen, the journey has been memorable! Your job as secretary has been well-preserved by the minutes you leave behind for us to comb through in future years. Special thanks to Lisa Burnham, Cheryl Cleary, Linda Iverson and Tanner Hyland for generously loaning your spouses or mother to our membership. The club has gained greatly from their expertise and their gift of time is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to share your thanks with our retiring officers and their families at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Our retiring officers give a report on the state of the club and the prime rib roast has become a great event for membership to enjoy. I look forward to seeing the many members who can attend and vote in person on our Articles of Incorporation revision.

Vote at Annual Meeting We would like to make a few small but important changes to our Articles of Incorporation that allow for flexibility in changing the date of the Annual Meeting, and allow the Board of Trustees to elect the next year’s officers earlier to allow the president to prepare for the coming year. For instructions on how to vote and where to find the changes, please read the article on page 21.

Family time Lastly, I had the joy of spending some extended time with my family over the holidays. I have come to learn that time is valuable, and time spent with family is extremely rewarding. Time is also short as your family grows up. Valerie and I sent our last child back to school last week, and so we return to a household less festive, and one in which the dogs become less competitive for our affection. We will share our time with each other and look forward to future family time together. WM

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ADMINISTRATIVE sports shorts

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ith a new year upon us and the club as busy as ever, it’s a great time to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. However, sometimes bad weather puts the brakes on outdoor Chad Failla fun. So before we go Outdoor Department outside, let’s look at manager some indoor opportunities to get you through the winter. The eagerly awaited Rock Gym expansion wraps up in early March. See the article on page 42 for in-depth information on the all the happenings in the new, expanded space. After five short years in existence, the MAC climbing team has won back-to-back bouldering (ABS) and sport climbing (SCS) regional championships. In mid-January, MAC sent 19 competitors to ABS Divisional Champoinships in Seattle, which is the most ever for our team, our team placed fifth out of 25 teams. Four climbers have qualified for nationals in Colorado. Robyn Lorain, PGA Golf professional and MAC member coach, offers a class on Saturday, March 8 to help hone your driving skills. The Golf Committee offers its yearly Golf Expo on Thursday, March 20 in the Grand Ballroom. The ski season is here, and that means our MAC Ski Team is training and racing hard. This year brings some exciting changes and improvements to the team. Justin Rackley is our new program coordinator and has been working hard at improving communication and member satisfaction with our very competitive team. Kate Morrell was promoted to head coach, providing great training opportunities on Mt. Hood. Walking and Hiking is also busy exploring Portland and its surrounding areas. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Eric Lindstrom comes to MAC with his talk and slide show, Up Fanno Creek: Confessions of an Accidental Advocate. This is a must-see persentation, and information is available at the event for a hike that Eric leads along Fanno Creek on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Lastly, make sure to check out the MAC event calendar or www. MultnomahAthleticFoundation.com for more information on the MAF Spin-A-Thon on Sunday, Feb. 9. Please let me know your ideas and thoughts for great outdoor adventure as we progress into our spring and summer months. WM

Club Scoreboard Honoring MAC members for placing first, second or third in state, regional, national or international athletic competitions.

Climbing USA Climbing American Bouldering Series Division 1 Championships, Seattle Bouldering Project, Seattle, Jan. 14-16 3rd, female, youth-B – Victoria Siegel 3rd, male, youth-B – Brett Walker

The Winged M relies upon individuals and committees to submit event results for the Club Scoreboard. To submit an item: Fill out a Club Scoreboard form providing the athlete’s name, sport, event, date and standing (first, second or third place) and submit the form to Athletic Services. Forms are available in Athletic Services.

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FACES IN THE CLUB The Annual Meeting means a changing of the guard on MAC’s Board of Trustees, as the current officers leave the board and four new trustees are elected. Each year, the Executive Office commemorates the current officers with custom bobbleheads. From left, Treasurer Craig Iverson doesn’t hide his passion for the Ducks; President Carl Burnham III likes the links; Vice President Jim Cleary is proud of his military service; and Secretary Gwen Farnham is an active member of MAC’s Walking and Hiking community. “The club has gained greatly from their expertise, and their gift of time is not forgotten,” General Manager Norm Rich says of the outgoing officers. Read more about the outgoing class in Rich’s column on page 7.

To submit information for Faces in the Club, contact Communications Manager Tony Roberts at 503-517-7220 or troberts@themac.com.

Junior member Sophia Takla is a seventh grader at West Sylvan Middle School who won the National All American Miss Pageant title in Anaheim, Calif. last November. She won out of more than 120 girls from across the country, and is the first Oregonian to win the award. The contest is not a beauty pageant; contestants are judged on public speaking, communication skills and poise. Takla also won Miss Congeniality and Golden Achievement for her work with The Children’s Cancer Association and Sparrow Clubs USA. She recently starred as Ariel in West Sylvan’s production of The Little Mermaid, is a member of the Northwest Children’s Theater Company and is a 4.0 student.

Intermediate member Bob Segal just completed a very successful season as the starting right back for the Seattle University men’s soccer team, the regular season and conference tournament champions of the Western Athletic Conference. The Redhawks earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Soccer Tournament and upset perennial powerhouse Creighton University in the first round. Since returning to Division I five years ago, this is the first Seattle University team to win its conference championship and an NCAA tournament game. Segal, a senior majoring in sports and exercise science, was a second team all-WAC selection and a Seattle University Student Athlete of the Week.

Senior member Wes Post was the 2014 recipient of the Joe Loprinzi Inspirational Award. Post was presented with the award during the annual Banquet of Champions in January. An active member of MAC’s Walking and Hiking community, Post has led nearly 500 hikes over the past decade, and held the secretary, treasurer and chair position on the Walking and Hiking Committee. Post is a snowshoeing enthusiast, and has introduced many members to the sport over the years. He was also a contributor to the MAC Walks book, which he championed during his two years as chair of the committee. He has also helped injured hikers, thanks to his extensive first aid skills.

Intermediate member Banks Hall was named the Mel Fox Amateur Athlete of the Year at the annual Banquet of Champions in January. Hall, now a freshman at the University of Washington, was a 2013 national champion on the parallel bars, also taking second in the overall competition at the Moda Center. It was the first boys national championship for MAC is 20 years. Hall secured the win after having one of the worst meets of his life the previous year at nationals, making him an inspiration to his team. He was also named an Academic All-American. Hall started gymnastics as a member of MAC’s recreational program at age 4.

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Junior member Carson Fritz was one of four members of the MAC Climbing Team to qualify for American Bouldering Society Nationals in Colorado Springs in February. Fritz placed sixth at divisional championships at Seattle Bouldering Project in January. This is the second consecutive year Fritz has qualified for nationals. Fritz is a sophomore at the Arts and Communications Magnet Academy in Portland. When he’s not climbing, he’s making films, yo-yoing and hanging out with his friends. Fritz has a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has also qualified for nationals in sport and speed climbing.

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Culinary James Sazerac 2 oz. James Oliver Rye 2 dashes Peychauds bitters 1 dash angostura bitters 1 sugar cube Absinth rinse Served neat

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illiam Faulkner once said, “There is no such thing as bad whiskey. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.” The Men’s Bar’s Brown Bottle Society takes this quote to heart. As the whiskey craze takes over the country and classic cocktails make a resurgence in pop culture, the Brown Bottle Society provides a heaven for the whiskey enthusiast. Monthly whiskey cocktails, featured flights, and a Colby Hayden “Build Your Own Manhattan” section are Men’s Bar Manager just a few of the offerings within this exciting program. With more than 80 different whiskeys to choose from there is something for everyone, whether you prefer a

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peaty single malt scotch like Ardbeg, or enjoy Pappy Van Winkle 23-year bourbon. The Brown Bottle Society is also proud to announce MAC’s very own Elijah Craig 12-year single barrel bourbon, hand-selected by the Men’s Bar team, and exclusively available to MAC members. You can read more about this special bourbon and see the actual barrel inside the Men’s Bar entrance. The Brown Bottle society is available during normal Men’s Bar hours. This month’s featured whiskey is James Oliver Rye. James Oliver was first released in 2013 and is named for James Oliver Turner, a fellow MAC member. Legend has it that James began the whiskey tradition by stumbling upon a still while hunting pheasant, and this sparked a career as a moonshiner, which eventually lead to him creating Indio Spirits in 2004 in Portland. WM


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Dungeness Crab Feed The annual Oregon Dungeness Crab Feed celebrates the opening of the 2013-2014 season. The crab is a favorite among those seeking out sustainable seafood options as the Marine Stewardship Council has certified the Oregon Dungeness crab as a sustainable fishery, and Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch rates Oregon Dungeness Crab as a Best Choice. The celebration takes place exclusively in the Men’s Bar from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $39 per person and seating is limited. Reservations are suggested and may be made online at theMAC.com or by calling 503-517-6629.

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123rd MAC Annual Meeting

Grab the girlfriends for cocktails in MACtinis or make a dinner date in Men’s Bar and get free child care on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m., and Saturdays from 5:30-9 p.m. Drop the kids off on Saturday and enjoy one of the Men’s Bar’s rotating Saturday specials, including the prime rib buffet, no-corkage nights and supper club. Child care reservations are required 24 hours in advance. To make child care reservations, call 503-517-7215. Make Men’s Bar reservations at 503-517-6629.

Last month, Sports Pub Chef Deanna Bascom welcomed the new kid on the brewing block in Hood River when Pfriem Family Brewery was featured at the beer tasting and pairing dinner. This month, the gorge town’s seasoned veteran is on tap. Full Sail Brewing, established in 1987, is featured at the tasting dinner on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 5-9 p.m. Beer dinners include a special a la carte menu with dishes that pair well with select Full Sail ales. A pint of the evening’s featured beer is included with the purchase of an entree from the special a la carte menu.

Join MAC for a buffet of prime rib, traditional oyster stuffing and much more during the 123rd Annual Meeting, beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The complimentary buffet is served immediately after the meeting, and those attending the meeting receive priority for the buffet. Each year, MAC’s culinary team turns the West Gym into an elegant atmosphere, and the MelloMacs serenade members while they wait in line. Don’t miss this important club event. For more information on the Annual Meeting, please see the story on page 21.

ondering how to woo your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Join MAC Executive Chef Philippe Boulot, Sous Chef Dax Erickson and resident mixologist Colby Hayden on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. for a dinner and cocktail demonstration you can create at home for your special someone. Hayden demonstrates and prepares a special cocktail to enjoy while Boulot and Erickson show you how to prepare your special Valentine’s Day dinner. All portions of the meal are prepped and proportioned ahead of time for you to take home. Step by step instructions, along with printed recipes, are given during the demonstration. Erickson unpacks a sample box explaining all of the ingredients and Boulot shows how each of the ingredients is to be prepared. The event takes place in 26 Founders and costs $99 for the demonstration and take-home dinner. Reservations may be made by visiting the events page on the dining website. The menu includes an apple and pear salad with pomegranate vinaigrette and Cabecou Feiulle cheese; filet of beef Wellington with sauce Diane, potato gratin and haricot verts bretonne; and chocolate lava cake with Valhrona Guanaja chocolate sauce. WM

Restaurant Hours Men’s Bar: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch) and 5-9 p.m. (dinner); Saturday 5-9 p.m.

MACtinis: Monday-Saturday 4-9 p.m.

Sports Pub: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Joe’s: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. To learn more about holding an event at MAC, call Catering at 503-517-6600.

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February 2014 cALENDAR OF EVENTS picks of the month

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Tubes & Brews Saturday, Feb. 15 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet in Turnaround

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Join fellow members in their 20s and 30s for a day of tubing and fun at Mount Hood Ski Bowl.

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Life as an Italian Contessa Thursday, Feb. 20 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Alessandra Gardino discusses running her ancestral palace and guiding trips through central Italy. Quick Register ME642

Saturday, Feb. 1

Thursday, Feb. 6

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Junior Basketball Tournament, 8 a.m. Handball First Saturday Event, 9 a.m.

Rose City/Rosebud Squash Tournament, 4 p.m.

Synchro Junior/Senior Invitational Meet, 12:45 p.m.

The Annual Meeting begins at 5 p.m. The club closes to juniors and non-member guests at 4 p.m.

Basketball Winter House League, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Friday, Feb. 7

MACNet, 7:30-9 a.m.

Brown Bottle Society, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 2 Junior Basketball Tournament, 8 a.m. Super Bowl Handball Tournament, 8 a.m. Spin and Flicks, 3 p.m.

Racquetball Intramurals, 4:30 p.m.

Listen and Learn: Paper, Plastic or Cotton Tote Bag?, 9-10:30 a.m. Rose City/Rosebud Squash Tournament, 4 p.m. Family Fridays, 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 3 MAC Toastmasters, 6:30-8 a.m. My MAC Playschool open registration, 8 a.m. Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 MAF Effective Charitable Giving educational event, 6-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 Handball Intramurals, 4 p.m. Inflammation and Chronic Disease: A Natural Medicine Approach, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8 Junior Basketball Tournament, 8 a.m. Rose City/Rosebud Squash Tournament, 9 a.m. Prime Rib Buffet, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9 Junior Basketball Tournament, 8 a.m. Rose City/Rosebud Squash Tournament, 9 a.m. MAF Inaugural Spin-A-Thon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 10 MAC Toastmasters, 6:30–8 a.m.

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Handball Intramurals, 4 p.m. Listen & Learn: The Truth About Suicide, 6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13 Setup for MAC Open Gymnastics Meet, 7 a.m. Valentine Trunk Show at The-M-porium, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Racquetball Intramurals, 4:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day for Dummies, 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14 Early Birds Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 5:45 a.m. MAC Open Gymnastics Meet, 8 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15 MAC Open Gymnastics Meet, 8 a.m. 20s/30s Tubes & Brews, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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MAC Stadium Terrace tickets are on sale now for the Timbers’ preseason Rose City Invitational Tournament. Tickets also go on sale this month for the Saturday, March 8 home opener. For more on the upcoming season, see page 40.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Full Sail Beer Tasting and Pairing Dinner, 5-9 p.m.

Crab Feed, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

Supper Club, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

No-Corkage Saturday, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Sunday, Feb. 23

MAC Open Gymnastics Meet, 8 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 17

Young Choreographers Dance Competition, 1:30 p.m.

Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Portmore United vs. Vancouver/Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes doubleheader, JELD-WEN Field, 2:30/5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Monday, Feb. 24

Fanno Creek Presentation, 7 p.m.

MAC Toastmasters, 6:30-8 a.m.

MAC Toastmasters, 6:30-8 a.m.

Crab Feed, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 Handball Intramurals, 4 p.m. Crab Feed, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m. Artist Reception and Lecture: George Johanson, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20 Life as an Italian Contessa, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 Handball Intramurals, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 High School Racquetball Nationals, time TBD San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps/Timbers vs. Portmore United doubleheader, JELD-WEN Field, 5/7:30 p.m.

Racquetball Intramurals, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Crab Feed, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

High School Racquetball Nationals, 9 a.m.

Basketball Winter House League, 6 p.m.

Basketball Winter House League, 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21

Friday, Feb. 28

Registration Opens for March 14 Junior Dance, 8 a.m.

Guest Registration Opens for March 14 Junior Dance, 8 a.m.

Crab Feed, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.

High School Racquetball Nationals, 9 a.m.

Family Fridays, 6 p.m.

Family Fridays, 6 p.m.

503-517-7500 Aquatics Office 503-517-7525 Athletic Services 503-517-7200 Business Office 503-517-6600 Catering 503-517-7215 Child Care 503-517-7220 Communications 503-517-7235 Concierge Desk 503-517-2315 Executive Office 503-517-7535 Fitness Office 503-517-2350 MAF 503-517-7515 Group Exercise Hotline† 503-517-7560 Gymnastics Office 503-517-7570 Junior Sports Office 503-223-6251 Main Club Line 503-517-7276 Member Services 503-517-7574 Outdoor Department 503-517-7585 Squash Office 503-517-7592 Tennis Office 503-517-7290 The -M-porium 503-517-2335 The Salon †Phone number is a recording.

Reservations 503-517-7578 Baseball/Lacrosse Cage* 503-517-6629 Men’s Bar 503-517-7599 Handball/Racquetball* 503-517-7264 Massage 503-517-7265 Member Event* 503-517-7584 Squash* 503-517-7590 Tennis* *Available online at theMAC.com

Club Hours Monday through Friday 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Information MAC requires passwords for members and guests to join its wireless networks. The passwords are available at the Concierge, Front Desk, Exercise and Conditioning Center Desk, and online at theMAC.com.

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In Memoriam Robert B. Blank Aug. 17, 1940 – Dec. 1, 2013 Preferred family member Robert B. Blank died Dec. 1, 2013. Born and raised in Portland, Robert worked in the real estate and banking industry for more than 45 years. In addition to his business ventures, he was a veteran of the Air Force, an artist, author and entrepreneur. He was a great philanthropist and founding member of Smile Oregon, a nonprofit dedicated to Oregon’s families affected by cleft lip and palate. He is remembered for his compassion, generosity and creativity. Robert is survived by his “Forever Valentine”; children, Rob Blank, Barbara Lane, Amy Howell and Haleah Blank; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Smile Oregon.

Charlotte K. Clark August 12, 1924 – December 14, 2013 Charlotte Clark, an Oregon native and lifelong resident of Portland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 14. She was 89. She was born to Beulah and Charles Kaufman on Aug. 12, 1924 in Portland, and graduated from Franklin High School. Charlotte married Loren R. Clark in the fall of 1946. Charlotte was a homemaker but also worked for many years with her husband at Clark Jr., a group of women’s junior fashion stores that Loren founded in the mid 1950s. After the sale of their company in the early 1980s, Charlotte started a second career as a travel agent, and opened her own agency. Charlotte was a longtime member of both MAC and Portland Golf Club. In addition to tennis and golf, she also enjoyed gardening, camping with her family in Central Oregon, boating on the Columbia River and the San Juan Islands, and the company of a good dog at home and on walks. Always active in her church and community, she had many friends, including her sorority sisters from Alpha Kai Omega when she attended the University of Oregon. She was also an excellent cook and took pride in providing a loving and supportive home for her husband and children. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Brumbaugh and Anne Clark; her son, Tom Clark; four grandchildren; and her sister Margaret Lemcke. She was preceded in death by her husband Loren, her bother Quincy, and sisters Edith and June. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in her honor to the Oregon Humane Society.

Dorothy Catherine Brott Liberty Aug. 27, 1920 – Nov. 6, 2013 Member Dorothy Catherine Brott Liberty, a beautiful woman with big blue eyes and a vivid personality, lived a full life as an artist, wife, mother and a contributor to her community. She died Nov. 6. She was 93. Dorothy was the daughter of Leo Brott and Lillian Stenglein of Marquette, Mich. She was a resident of Portland from 1953 to 1969, where she made many lasting friendships. Dorothy began painting oils seriously at age 11, and continued to paint for the next 76 years. Her teachers included Francis Chapin and Rudy Penn of the Chicago Art Institute, and Louis Bunce and Michael Russo at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. Although she worked primarily in oils, she also produced representational and abstract art in watercolor, ink, charcoal, pastels, texture paints and concrete. Her work appeared in many juried shows and won prizes from the 1940s through the 1990s at the Portland and Seattle Art Museums, the Frye Art Museum and Henry Gallery in Seattle, and various private galleries and shows in the Northwest, Michigan, California and Hawaii. She is included in the biographical dictionary of Oregon painters, Oregon Painters: The First Hundred Years. Dorothy contributed her time to public schools, local arts organizations and various churches where she and her family worshipped. Pursuing her art career while being a wife and mother was made possible by the loving support for her life as an artist provided by her husband, Bob Liberty, who had his own distinguished career as a CPA with Moss Adams & Company. They were married while Bob was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and enjoyed life together for more than 61 years, spent in their beloved Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Dorothy often said that her family was her other great passion. Her children, Kathleen of Christchurch, New Zealand; Sara of Edmonds, Wash.; and Robert of Portland; all learned from her to live life vigorously and to value creativity. Dorothy is survived by them; their spouses, Doug, Peter and Khanh; grandchildren, Liberty, Lillian and Thomas and their families; and a sister, Judy Katz of Roeland Park, Kan. Contributions may be made to the Dorothy Liberty Gallery at Trinity Parish Church.

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William George Lowry Feb. 2, 1942 – Jan. 17, 2014 William George Lowry died Jan. 17, 2014. All are invited to a a celebration of life at MAC on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 12:30-4 p.m. A full obituary appears next month. Continued on page 18 february 2014

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ADMINISTRATIVE In Memoriam

John moved to Oswego as a pre-teen and was a member of the first graduating class at Oswego High School. John survived polio, an experience that made him grateful for the health that he enjoyed until the very end of his life. Following his high school graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Army and served out his tour during the Korean War at Fort Lewis in Tacoma. Following discharge, a former teacher noted John’s aptitude for photography, and recommended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif. John married Carolyn Hurd in 1958 and moved to California, where he graduated from Brooks. Returning to Portland, John passed two major milestones: the birth of his daughter, Carrie, in 1961 and his employment at Photo Art Commercial Studios. The family welcomed son, John Stuart in 1964. John became the full owner of Photo Art in 1974 when he assumed control from his mentor, Claude F. Palmer. John immersed himself in Portland’s commercial life. Downtown Rotary, Portland Executives, The AdClub, and Trumpeters, a group originally founded as a progressive wing of the Republican party, were all regular stops. John devoted years of his life to the Dorchester Conference, where his graffiti slide show was a regular feature. He later served as Dorchester’s Conference

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Robert J. Neuberger Aug. 6, 1953 – Nov. 30, 2013 Senior member and longtime Portland attorney Robert J. Neuberger died Nov. 30 after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 60. Born Aug. 6, 1953, in Baker, he graduated from Baker High School, Colorado College and Lewis & Clark Law School. He is survived by his son, Stuart Neuberger; and sisters, Roz and Pat Neuberger.

John Phillip Patterson Dec. 17, 1933 – Dec. 1, 2013 Nonresident family member John Phillip Patterson, professional photographer, fisherman, HAM radio operator and dog lover, died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 1. He was 79. He was a resident of Gearhart and Portland at the time of his death. John was born in Eugene to Kenneth and Helen (Connell) Patterson, and was the eldest grandson of a pioneering Lane County family. Although John’s work would send him around the country, his character was defined by the Willamette Valley, Portland and the Oregon coast.

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ADMINISTRATIVE (STARS). As an active HAM, John spent many hours taking to other HAMs around the country. Vianne led John out of his corner of the world with trips to dog shows and visits to friends throughout the West. This October, they shared one last special adventure to the Steens Mountain area. In addition to his wife, John is survived by daughter, Carrie (Dana Shedd) of Coburg; son, Stuart (Jollee) of Portland; brothers, David (Kay Hart) of Portland and Dan (Betsy) of Sacramento, Calif.; stepsons, Tim Lyman of Portland, Burt Lyman of Bellingham, Wash., and Ethan Lyman of Vancouver, B.C.; four grandchildren, Carolyn, Noah, Kelly and Rebecca; and beloved Airedale, Mollie. He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth D. Patterson Jr. Donations may be made to the North Coast Land Conservancy, nclctrust.org, P.O. Box 67, Seaside, OR 97138. Silent key KE7 RKG.

William Franklin Thomas Dec. 19, 1926 – Nov. 11, 2013 William Franklin Thomas died Nov. 11, 2013. He was 86. Born in Portland, to Herbert Franklin Thomas and Mabel O’Brien Thomas, Bill lived his early years in Valsetz, where his father was the superintendent of the Valsetz Lumber Co. During his high school years, Bill attended Columbia Preparatory in Portland. He attended Carroll College, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. At Carroll College he entered the V-12 Navy College Training Program. In later years, Bill enjoyed attending the V-12 reunions. At the University of Oregon, Bill met Mary Ann Miller. They were married in1950, and moved to Washington D.C., where Bill entered law school at George Washington University. Upon graduation from GWU in 1952, Bill and Mary Ann returned to Portland, where Bill started his law practice. He could often be seen walking from his law office on southwest Washington to the federal and county courthouses. Bill and Mary Ann had three children. Bill was a lifelong member of MAC, where he played vollyball and handball. Upon retiring in 1996, he spent winters in Arizona playing golf several times a week. In 1965, Bill married for a second time to Helen (Hunti) Wall and had four children. Bill is survived by his brother, Frank Thomas (Ginny); his children Chad Thomas (Leslie), Thea Thomas, Martha Menchinger (Steve), Peter Thomas, Mary Thomas and Ann Thomas; and his grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin, Jay, Jason, John and Justin. WM

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ADMINISTRATIVE Correctly Reporting Medical Emergencies

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edical emergencies can and do occur at the club. Preparing for them begins with a team approach by members and staff who have up-to-date training in first aid/ CPR/AED. The ability to react immediately to the emergency at hand, including summoning help quickly and having the right equipment needed to respond effectively to an emergency, can mean the difference between life and death. There are three ways to report a medical emergency at the club: • Dial 911 on any MAC house phone • Pick up a red emergency phone (auto-dial) • Press the EMERGENCY button on any MAC house phone These calls connect to a dedicated emergency phone console. The club operator answers these calls and coordinates MAC emergency response team members as well as local emergency response personnel prior to their arrival. Once the emergency phone console rings, the club operator puts all calls on hold. The switchboard operator immediately

radios medically trained staff and conference the caller at the scene with the 911 dispatch center. The caller is asked to stay on the line to provide appropriate details to the 911 dispatch center – age, gender, responsiveness, etc. – while MAC staff begins treatment at the scene until paramedics arrive. It’s important to use the club’s emergency phone system in making an emergency call. Dialing 911 from a cell phone bypasses the club’s internal response system, which would delay care. Also, paramedics could lose valuable time if they arrive and staff is unsure of the location of the medical emergency within the club.

AEDs Around MAC The club has eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) placed in strategic locations around the club:

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The club has eight Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) placed in strategic locations around the club (see below). There are four oxygen tanks placed around the club at strategic locations as well. MAC has more than 75 staff trained in CPR/first aid (several with paramedic level training). Approximately 250,000 Americans die outside of hospitals from cardiac arrest each year, and somewhere between 58,000 and 76,000 suffer from treatable heart conditions given the right response and medical treatment. Never delay calling for help in a medical situation for any reason as a life may depend on it! WM

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ll resident senior, life and honorary members are invited to attend the 123nd Annual Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Reservations are not necessary. The meeting features the state-of-the-club address, election of four new trustees and the introduction of new officers. A complimentary buffet follows the meeting. Those attending the meeting receive priority admission to the dinner. No guests are permitted. The clubhouse is closed after 4 p.m. except to those eligible to attend the Annual Meeting. Child care is available; make reservations by calling 503-517-7215.

Voting on the Articles of Incorporation This year, MAC is proposing changes to its articlces of incorporation that must be approved by a vote of the membership. These amendments include two substantive changes: timing for the Annual Meeting and timing for the election of officers. Both are proposed for deletion from the articles with the intention of placing comparable provisions in the bylaws. These changes allow the Board of Trustees to move the date of the Annual Meeting if necessary, and to elect Board officers earlier. See the insert in the January Winged M for a full explanation of the changes to the Articles of Incorporation. The proposed changes to the Club Bylaws are inserted in this issue. Voting rules are as follows: • Only adult resident members are allowed to vote.

The 123rd Annual Meeting is Tuesday, Feb 11. • Except in cases of disability, members must personally pick up and deliver ballots. • Members must include their member number and sign their ballot for the ballot to be considered valid. • Ballots will be available beginning Thursday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Front Desk and continue to be available until the close of voting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. • A locked ballot box will be located near the Front Desk while ballots are available. Members may personally deposit their ballots at any time during club hours during this period. On the night of the annual meeting, additional ballot distribution points and ballot boxes will be available. WM

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AC is changing website vendors and introducing a new website with improved search, more calendars and easier event and class registrations and court reservations. The change begins with court and batting cage reservations on Thursday, Feb. 20 and the entire website goes live Tuesday, March 4. This is a significant project for the entire club and is part of a new computer system that offers more accurate, updated and complete information to improve member engagement.

When does the new website go live? All court and batting cage reservations go live Thursday, Feb. 20 at beta.themac.com. The full site, www.themac.com, is live Tuesday, March 4.

Note: no online class and activity registrations Feb. 28 through March 3. Phone registrations only. Can I preview the site? Yes. Beginning in February, members are encouranged to log in to http://beta.themac.com and preview the website as the final touches are added.

How do I log in? Members will use their member number, with the suffix or last number such as “0” or “1”, for their user account name. The password is their birthdate with the year first, month second and day last. After logging in, members can change their password but not their user name. Instructions are on the new website home page near the log in area at the top.

Who do I contact with questions? With any technology transition there will certainly be some digital dust in the process. MAC staff is available to help during the transition. Please call 503-517-7220, email webmaster@themac.com, or contact the specific department. There will also be someone in the lobby at times to answer questions and help members with questions. The club also expects to have a handful of seminars to introduce members to the site. WM

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The MAC Northstar website includes: • Better search • New court reservation process • New event registration process • More calendars • Updated mobile site for smart phones and tablets (full site functionality is also available).


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Ann Williams Hendrickson Robin and Gorham Nicol Bruce Hoffman Brad Hoffman Family Roger Illingworth Jukka and Judy Perkiomaki Joe Loprinzi Scholarship Fund Scott and Dana Cress Hedinger Family Foundation Greg and Lesley Houser Kelli (Harris) Parmele Dennis Thompson and Marlis Miller Jay Trullinger Jukka and Judy Perkiomaki

Tributes Doug Dawley Ann Blume Contributions honoring current and deceased members help make it possible for Multnomah Athletic Foundation to support its mission and help deserving youth in the community. WM

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ADMINISTRATIVE Budget and Finance Committee Report

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AC has now closed the books on 2013, its 122nd year of operation. Strong finances have become a tradition at the Club, and 2013 was no exception. The club’s financial statements accompany this report. As in the past, the financial statements have been audited by Moss-Adams CPAs, and they have rendered the opinion that the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the club as of Dec. 31, 2013. The following is a discussion of the club’s financial highlights for 2013. Craig Iverson The Club’s financial policy provides that its opTREASURER erations are not expected to generate net income of any sizeable amount. The club is to be managed to produce a favorable balance between income and expense. If large profits were routinely generated, then it might be said that dues were too high or services too low. Accordingly, the club normally operates at a modest surplus and that was the case in 2013. In that year, the Club had total income of approximately $33,800,000, which included dues income of about $20,600,000. After the deduction of all losses and expenses, the operating fund had a surplus of about $43,000. The financial results were buoyed by strong sales in the Food and Beverage Department; The -M-porium; and The Winged M. Payroll is by far the club’s greatest expense. In 2013, total salaries and wages were $11,802,000, which represent a modest increase over 2012. That increase was driven in large part by 2.75 percent merit increases. The club has a terrific group of employees who contribute greatly to its success; they deserve to be rewarded for their considerable efforts. In 2013, the number of full-time equivalent employees increased by less than 3 percent. Our work force is very well managed. As I mentioned in my article in the January Winged M, monthly dues for a family membership increased by $10, or 4.27 percent, to $244 on Jan. 1, 2014. This increase is somewhat larger than has been the case in recent years, and it is driven in part by increases in 2014 in the following expenses: property insurance covering earthquakes; special payroll adjustments including the new paid sick leave required by the city of Portland; and health insurance. The club pays for capital improvements with initiation fees and funded depreciation. Members pay for funded depreciation as part of monthly dues; in 2013 the monthly charge was nearly $48. Capital expenditures in 2013 totaled to $5,703,000, consisting of 93 projects. The capital budget for 2014 is $7.2 million. The club does not use long term debt to finance capital expenditures. In 2013, the Club also purchased a piece of real estate on Northwest 21st Avenue that was previously the site of an Indian restaurant. The purchase price was $1.525 million. That purchase complements the MAC laundry facility and the Portland Design Center and adjacent parking, which the club already owned on that block. Those properties are being accumulated with the thought that the club will eventually be able to build and expand its facilities at that location. We have a great club. The membership is full and usage by members is increasing. The club’s finances are strong and the value of the members’ equity in the club increased by $5,700,000 in 2013. I enjoyed serving as the club’s treasurer during 2013. Doing so gave me the opportunity to work with a very capable group of employees including Tim Arbogast, assistant general manager/CFO; John Foley, controller; and Belinda Potts, financial assistant. I thank them very much for their work. In addition, many members volunteer to serve on the Audit Committee; the Investment Committee; and the Budget and Finance Committee, all of which monitor the club’s finances. I want to thank Jay Dyer (Investment Chair); John Becker (Budget Chair); and the following members of the Budget and Finance Committee, all of whom provided dedicated efforts throughout the year: Ron Neiger, John Carr, Rob Greenman, Lorraine Lesher-Boulton, Greg Marshall, Todd Husband, John Trueb, Diana Callaway, Paul Dickson, Chris Porter and Heidi Pozzo. WM

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Report of Independent Auditors To the Board of Trustees and Members Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries Report on the Financial Statements We have audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Multnomah Athletic Club and its subsidiaries (the Club), which comprise the consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, and the related consolidated statements of activities, changes in unrestricted net assets (Club equity), and cash flows for the years then ended, and the related notes to the consolidated financial statements. Management’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America; this includes the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of consolidated financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Auditor’s Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated financial statements 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 the entity’s internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. Opinion In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Club as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Portland, Oregon January 23, 2014


ADMINISTRATIVE Multnomah Athletic Club and Subsidiaries 2013 Financial Statments

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

December 31, 2013 2012

ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,839,792 $ 5,467,495 Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $43,795 in 2013 and $40,378 in 2012 5,612,838 5,340,400 Inventories 429,160 346,912 Prepaid taxes on unrelated business income 47,689 Prepaid expenses 440,104 313,148 Total current assets 12,369,583 11,467,955 INVESTMENTS IN MARKETABLE SECURITIES 14,384,270 12,153,249 PROPERTY, PLANT, AND EQUIPMENT, net 44,361,035 42,080,395 Total assets $ 71,114,888 $ 65,701,599 LIABILITIES AND UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS (CLUB EQUITY) CURRENT LIABILITIES $ 2,560,927 $ 1,964,628 Accounts payable and accrued expenses Initiation fees received in advance and other deferred revenue 5,702,899 6,444,339 Accrued taxes on unrelated business income - 138,309 Total current liabilities 8,263,826 8,547,276 UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS (CLUB EQUITY) Board-­designated: Facility replacement 16,296,587 12,372,976 Property 45,526,535 43,796,799 61,823,122 56,169,775 Undesignated 1,027,940 984,548 Total unrestricted net assets (Club equity) 62,851,062 57,154,323 Total liabilities and unrestricted net assets (Club equity) $ 71,114,888 $ 65,701,599

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES

Years Ended December 31, 2013 2012 OPERATING REVENUES Charges to members: Dues $ 20,618,980 $ 19,969,062 Locker rentals 1,250,793 1,215,766 Other 375,722 356,614 DEPARTMENTAL REVENUES Athletic activities 2,078,173 1,834,252 Restaurants, private dining, and Joe’s 7,268,560 6,904,808 Other departments 2,214,404 1,866,262 Total operating and departmental revenues 33,806,632 32,146,764 PROGRAM SERVICES Athletic activities 11,416,912 10,898,989 Restaurants, private dining, and Joe’s 7,850,399 7,543,412 Other departments 2,098,416 1,936,573 SUPPORT SERVICES General and administrative 6,242,563 5,865,451 Operations and housekeeping 1,295,218 1,028,065 Depreciation 3,420,161 3,375,129 Total program and support services 32,323,669 30,647,619 Change in unrestricted net assets from operations 1,482,963 1,499,145 OTHER REVENUES Initiation fees 2,998,006 2,438,177 Interest and dividends on investments 350,476 340,848 Unrealized gain on investments 1,160,545 691,798 Realized gain on investments -­ 359,442 Total other revenues 4,509,027 3,830,265 Change in unrestricted net assets before taxes on unrelated business income 5,991,990 5,329,410 Taxes on unrelated business income (295,251) (270,208) CHANGE IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS (CLUB EQUITY) $ 5,696,739 $ 5,059,202

Notes to Financial Statements 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. During 2012, the Club created two entities, MAC Block 7, LLC and Design Center PDX, LLC. During 2013, the Club created one entity, MAC 21, LLC. All of these entities (collectively referred to as 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. 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. All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated and all references henceforth are referred to as “the Club”. Basis of presentation – 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, expenses, 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 unrestricted net assets – The Board of Trustees of the Club has established Board-designated unrestricted net assets (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 investment income earned from designated sources 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 funded depreciation. 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. The Club does not have any temporarily or permanently restricted net assets resulting from donor imposed stipulations. 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 doubtful accounts is determined by management based on historical charge-off activity. The Club’s membership accounts are suspended after accounts are 120 days past due. Accounts may also be sent to a collection agency after the account has been suspended. Inventories – Inventories of liquor, food, and sportswear are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out) or market value. Investments in marketable securities – The Club carries investments in marketable mutual funds, which comprise its entire investment portfolio, on the consolidated balance sheet at their readily determinable fair market values based on quotations from national securities exchanges. Unrealized and realized gains and losses are included in the accompanying consolidated statements of activities. 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 40 years Clubhouse and land improvements 7–10 years Equipment, furniture, and fixtures 3–7 years Parking structure and athletic facilities 10–40 years continued on page 20

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ADMINISTRATIVE CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS (CLUB EQUITY)

Board-­Designated Facility Replacement Property Undesignated Total BALANCE, December 31, 2011 $ 13,326,500 $ 37,639,137 $ 1,129,484 $ 52,095,121 Change in unrestricted net assets from operations 187,590 -­ 1,311,555 1,499,145 Designated revenues and expenses: Initiation fees -­ 2,438,177 -­ 2,438,177 Interest and dividends on investments 340,529 163 156 340,848 Unrealized gain on investments 691,798 -­ -­ 691,798 Realized gain on investments 359,442­ - -­ 359,442 Taxes on unrelated business income (238,644) (64) (31,500) (270,208) Allocation of depreciation in accordance with the Club’s financial policy -­ 909,533 (909,533) -­ Board transfers (per Club policy) 515,614 - (515,614) -­ Board transfers (board approved) (2,809,853) 2,809,853 - -­ BALANCE, December 31, 2012 12,372,976 43,796,799 984,548 57,154,323 Change in unrestricted net assets from operations 353,320 -­ 1,129,643 1,482,963 Designated revenues and expenses: Initiation fees -­ 2,998,006 -­ 2,998,006 Interest and dividends on investments 350,476 - - 350,476 Unrealized gain on investments 1,160,545 -­ -­ 1,160,545 Taxes on unrelated business income (259,241) -­ (36,010)­ (295,251) Allocation of depreciation in accordance with the Club’s financial policy -­ 1,050,241 (1,050,241) -­ Board transfers (board approved) 2,318,511 (2,318,511) -­ -­ BALANCE, December 31, 2013 $ 16,296,587 $ 45,526,535 $ 1,027,940 $ 62,851,062

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Years Ended December 31, 2013 2012 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Cash received from members $ 35,790,760 $ 35,338,428 Cash paid to suppliers and employees (28,516,413) (26,858,780) Interest and dividends received on investments 350,476 340,848 Taxes paid on unrelated business income (481,249) (178,400) Net cash from operating activities 7,143,574 8,642,096 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Purchases of investments (1,070,476) (158,000) Proceeds from sale of investments - 2,417,465 Purchases of property, plant, and equipment (5,703,132) (9,663,631) Proceeds from the sale of property, plant, and equipment 2,331 4,665 Net cash from investing activities (6,771,277) (7,399,501) NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

372,297 1,242,595

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of year

5,467,495 4,224,900

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of year

$

5,839,792

$ 5,467,495

RECONCILIATION OF CHANGE IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS TO NET CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Change in unrestricted net assets

$

5,696,739

$ 5,059,202

Adjustments to reconcile change in unrestricted net assets to net cash from operating activities: Depreciation 3,420,161 3,375,129 Unrealized gain on investments (1,160,545) (691,798) Realized gain on investments - (359,442) Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable, net Inventories Prepaid expenses Accounts payable and accrued expenses Initiation fees received in advance and other deferred revenue Accrued taxes on unrelated business income Net cash from operating activities $

(272,438) (381,644) (82,248) 29,504 (126,956) 284,578 596,299 99,628 (741,440) 1,135,131 (185,998) 91,808 7,143,574 $ 8,642,096 See accompanying notes.

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Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued from page 19) Property, plant, and equipment acquisitions, renewals, 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 and initiation fees – Membership dues are recognized as revenue in the applicable membership period. The Club collects a portion of initiation fees from prospective members as they are placed on the waiting list and includes these amounts in deferred revenue. The Club also has had programs in place to promote prepayment of initiation fees for juniors and spouses. Initiation fees are recognized as revenue on acceptance to the membership. Membership dues and initiation fees are due primarily from Club members within the Portland metropolitan area. 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 subsidiaries, MAC Block 7, LLC, Design Center PDX, LLC, and MAC 21, LLC, 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, 2013 and 2012, the Club recognized no interest and penalties. Functional allocation of expenses – The costs of the Club’s various activities and programs have been summacontinued on page 21


ADMINISTRATIVE Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (continued from page 20) rized 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. 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. Reclassifications – Changes have been made to prior year account classifications as needed to conform to the current year presentation format. The primary change is in the classification of general and administrative expense and operations and housekeeping expense. Subsequent events – Subsequent events are events or transactions that occur after the consolidated balance sheet date but before consolidated financial statements are 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 sheet, 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 sheet but arose after the consolidated balance sheet date and before consolidated financial statements are available to be issued. The Club has evaluated subsequent events through January 23, 2014, which is the date the consolidated financial statements were issued. Note 2 – Property, Plant, and Equipment Property, plant, and equipment consist of the following as of December 31: 2013 2012 Land and improvements $ 2,718,632 $ 2,489,882 Clubhouse and improvements 58,782,613 52,265,632 Equipment, furniture, and fixtures 27,369,051 26,015,413 7,924,882 7,924,882 Parking structure and athletic facilities Total property, plant, and equipment 96,795,178 88,695,809 Less accumulated depreciation (54,773,015) (51,439,837) 42,022,163 37,255,972 2,338,872 4,824,423 Construction in progress Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation $ 44,361,035 $ 42,080,395 Construction in progress at December 31, 2013 and 2012 consists primarily of costs related to various remodeling and expansion projects. Note 3 – 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 method and significant assumption 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, 2013 and 2012 of the Club’s assets based on the level of inputs utilized in determining the value of such investments: 2013 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total Marketable domestic equity index funds $ 4,838,497 $ - $ - $ 4,838,497 Marketable municipal security index funds 4,170,870 - - 4,170,870 Marketable international equity index funds 3,512,153 - - 3,512,153 Marketable domestic fixed income index funds 1,263,355 - - 1,263,355 Marketable real estate index funds 599,395 - - 599,395 $ 14,384,270 $ - $ -­ $ 14,384,270

2012 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total Marketable domestic equity index funds $ 3,900,653 $ -­ $ - $ 3,900,653 Marketable municipal security index funds 3,392,713 -­ - 3,392,713 Marketable international equity index funds 3,141,001 -­ - 3,141,001 Marketable domestic fixed income index funds 1,108,622 - - 1,108,622 -­ - 610,260 Marketable real estate index funds 610,260 $ 12,153,249 $ -­ $ -­ $ 12,153,249 As of December 31, 2013 and 2012, the Club does not have any liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value. It is the Club’s policy to recognize transfers of investments between levels in the fair value hierarchy on December 31st of each year. Note 4 – Commitments and Contingencies Operating leases – The Club leases certain office equipment and parking under operating lease agreements. Future minimum payments under those leases are as follows: Years ending December 31, 2014 $ 235,134 2015 35,592 2016 20,050 2017 1,578 $ 292,354 During 2011, the Club extended their existing lease for parking facilities for an additional 120 months, through December 21, 2021; however, the lease contains a cancellation clause noting that the lease may be cancelled at any time with 12 months written notice. No penalties or additional payments are required to be paid by the Club in the event of cancellation. The Club incurred operating lease expenses of $236,785 and $227,220 during the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. 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 5 – 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, and income from rental properties. The effective tax rate applied to these items, of approximately 49%, differs from the statutory federal rate of 34% primarily due to state and local taxes, federal and state tax credits and the timing of tax payments. The statements of activities include provisions for taxes on unrelated business income as follows as of December 31: 2013 2012 Federal $ 233,622 $ 192,661 State and local 61,630 77,547 Total taxes on unrelated business income $ 295,252 $ 270,208 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, 2013 and 2012. 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. With few exceptions, the Club is no longer subject to U.S. federal or state/local income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before 2010. Note 6 – 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, 2013 and 2012 were $722,072 and $705,767, respectively. In addition, the Club pays a portion of administrative expenses of the plan. Note 7 – Concentration of Credit Risk The Club invests its excess cash in a bank or cash management account. These deposits may exceed the limits of related depository insurance; however, the Club makes such deposits with financial institutions which have not historically incurred any significant credit related losses.

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AC T I V I T I E S

Meet an acclaimed artist, take a DIY class, learn the symphony’s secrets and more during upcoming art events at MAC.

Celebrate Portland’s Rich Arts Scene An intimate evening with OBT

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oin the MAC arts subcommittee for an evening talk by artist George Johanson on Wednesday, Feb. 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is free but registration is required. Johanson’s exhibit is on display in the Reading Lounge from the first week in January through the month of February. “I feel that so much of what we do in life has another meaning beyond our immediate experience…art can be a way of getting at that meaning,” says Johanson, who speaks about his artistic discoveries and accomplishments during his professional life in Oregon’s art world at MAC. George Johanson: Seven Decades of Paintings, a retrospective exhibition, opened at the Pacific Northwest College

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of Art in 2010 and bears witness to a life of sustained artistic effort by this well recognized Northwest artist. Johanson is a distinguished painter, printmaker and teacher who still shows up to work in his studio every single day. In 1992, he was honored with the Oregon Arts Award for his contributions to the arts in Oregon.

George Johanson

What is not as well-known about George is that he is also an athlete. For many years he has gone to the Willamette River before dawn to row before the wind comes up. Those familiar with his imagery may well imagine how his familiarity with the river has given him the ability to conjure both the body language of kayakers and the architecture of Portland’s bridges. His compositions often combine figurative elements and panoramic vistas, implying both narrative and commentary in the process. Johanson’s palette is typically composed of brilliant colors. Born in Seattle in 1928, Johanson studied at the Pacific Northwest College of Art with additional studies in London and New York, returning to Portland to teach


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Member Art Show

at PNCA for 25 years. Since the age of 50 he has devoted himself entirely to his studio practice. He is represented locally by the Augen Gallery and his work is in permanent collections, both national and international. Come and meet and hear this articulate and dedicated artist, a major contributor to the Oregon art scene. A no-host bar and meet and greet start at 5:30 p.m. and Johanson speaks at 6 p.m. For more information, call 503-517-7265 or visit theMAC.com. Quick Register ME596

Member Art Show March brings the opportunity for members to share their talents during the annual Member Art Show, which runs from Wednesday, March 5 through Monday, March 31. The opening-night reception is Wednesday, March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in the Reading Lounge. The range of art includes watercolors, oils, sculptures, glass, ceramics, photographs and mixed media. Pieces are not accepted if they are larger than nine square feet. All pieces must be ready to hang and should include the hardware. The MAC arts subcommittee assists with the Art Show. Submit art on Monday, March 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Reading Lounge. Submission is free and there is no jury process; any member can participate. Please label artwork with the artist’s name, artwork title and medium type on the back of the art piece. Members should register piece(s) at theMAC.com under their member account before bringing them to the club. Quick Register ME804

DIY Art Workshop Members of all artistic abilities are invited to create a beautiful piece of art on Tuesday, March 11 and take it home. This two-and-a-half hour workshop,

Adrienne Wannamaker, DIY Art Workshop

beginning at 6:30 p.m., focuses on using texture to create dimensional panel art on a wood canvas. Students learn to allow the base color to show through, and a semitransparent texturizing product is applied, which can be worked to achieve a variety of effects on the canvas surface. A tinted glaze is added to finish the piece to the desired color. Techniques are demonstrated, and class participants are at liberty to re-create the sample piece or invent their own unique interpretations using the methods shown. The class instructor is Adrienne Wannamaker, who has 20 years of experience installing decorative finishes in both residential and commercial locations. With an extensive knowledge of professional products and a desire to share her expertise, she now owns Brush & Trowel, a store and showroom that provides decorative finishing products to designers, contractors, applicators and do-it-yourselfers. The cost is $90 for members and $108 for guests. Quick Register ME174

An intimate evening with OBT Many MAC members are lucky enough to have been to one of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s performances. But this event, on Thursday, March 13, brings OBT to MAC for a behind-the-scenes look as new OBT Artistic Director Kevin Irving and other special guests reveal the compelling personal dynamics of life in the ballet, with special performances by both OBT and MAC Company Dancers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and members are invited to meet the OBT dancers, as well as enjoy dessert, coffee and a no-host bar. The event officially kicks off at 7 p.m. with a performance by the MAC Company Dancers. This is followed by a discussion led by Kevin Irving on the camaraderie, brotherhood, competition and rivalries that are part of the professional world of the ballet dancer. There are ample opportunities for questions and answers. Irving comes to Portland with international credentials and an electric charisma, which is putting a new spin on the Portland ballet scene. Continued on page 31

Rental Sales Gallery Bored by the same piece of art that’s been hanging in the den for a decade? Then try turning your walls into a revolving exhibit of work from the Northwest’s finest artists. The Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum is a treasure trove of high-quality original artwork by Oregon and southwest Washington artists. The March Culture and Style luncheon event features the Rental Sales Gallery’s Jennifer Zika, who reveals stories about the intriguing works at the gallery. She discusses who developed the art (some is by MAC members), who has rented them (hint: some dress the sets of a currently running television show) and how to impress friends and neighbors with revolving exhibits. Learn about this unique showcase of art and how more than 250 artists are represented in the gallery. This event is on Wednesday, March 19. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is from noon-1 p.m. Register online at theMAC.com or call 503-517-7265. This luncheon is $24 per member and $26 per guest. Quick Register ME643 WM February 2014

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Evening with OBT

Arts Scene

Continued from page 29 This is a great opportunity for junior dancers to learn more about life behind the curtain as a professional dancer. They are also invited to bring along their toe shoes to be signed by an OBT ballet dancer. The cost is $15 per member and $18 per guest, and includes dessert and coffee. A portion of event proceeds benefit OBT. For more information or to register, visit theMAC.com or call 503-517-7265. Quick Register ME568

Carlos Kalmar

The Oregon Symphony under the baton of Carlos Kalmar The Oregon Symphony ranks as one of America’s major orchestras and one of the largest arts organizations in the Northwest. At its helm is world-renowned music director and maestro, Carlos Kalmar. Kalmar gives members and guests a look behind the scenes of the Oregon Symphony, and shares insights and personal experiences gleaned from his tenure with the orchestra during a Culture and Style luncheon on Wednesday, April 2.

During his 11-year tenure he brought the Oregon Symphony to new heights, among them performing at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2011 to critical acclaim. He transformed the Oregon Symphony to a dynamic orchestra that became a true Portland and Oregon treasure. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is from noon-1 p.m. This luncheon is $24 per member and $26 per guest. Register online at theMAC.com or call 503-517-7265. Quick Register ME644 WM

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Join MAC’s 20s/30s Committee for a tubing trip at Mount Hood Ski Bowl in February. MAC provides a chartered bus for this adventure.

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A Winter Trip Without the Hassle Fly down the mountain in an inflatable tube, hang out with friends, and enjoy pizza and a cold one during the 20s/30s Committee’s second annual Tubes and Brews event at Mount Hood Ski Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 15. Transportation is included, so kick back and get to know the other members in their 20s and 30s while heading up to the mountain in a chartered bus. There is limited space for this event, so register soon The cost is $45 per member or guest. The price includes mimosas and muffins, tubing, chartered bus, keg at the mountain and pizza. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. from the Turnaround and returns around 4:30 p.m. Register online at theMAC.com or call 503-517-7265. Quick Register ME520

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Members in their 20s and 30s are celebrating Major League Soccer’s fiercest rivalry with a friendly visit from their counterparts to the north when Washington Athletic Club’s 20s and 30s group visits MAC for the Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders game on Saturday, April 5. Meet and mingle with WAC members starting at 10 a.m., when a no-host bar serves mimosas, Bloody Marys and a light breakfast buffet before the noon game. Following the social, walk to JELD-WEN Field with new friends from Seattle in seats reserved for WAC and MAC members. There are

limited seats, so register early. Tickets are $65 and include the social before the game and a seat in section 220 at JELD-WEN Field. Pick up tickets the day of the game at MAC in 26 Founders. Members in their 20s/30s who already have tickets to the game can come to the breakfast social for $20, which includes a drink. For more information call Member Events at 503-517-7265. Quick Register ME517 Quick Register ME518 (just breakfast)

Book Groups

Morning Group Reads Recent Award Winner The Morning Book Club opens its first discussion of the year with Good Lord Bird by James McBride on Thursday, Feb. 13. The book follows the plight of a slave who crosses paths with legendary abolitionist John Brown. This boisterous, highly entertaining and altogether original novel won the National Book Award in December 2013. The group reviews popular author Dan Brown’s book Inferno on Thursday, March 13. Future selections include The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin in April and May; and Sycamore Row by John Grisham in June. The MAC Morning Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.


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Join the Evening Literary Group for their discussion of Little Bee, by Chris Cleave. The reader first meets 16-yearold Little Bee in an immigration detention center in England, where she has spent two years seeking asylum. Following the murders of her family in an oil rich region of Nigeria, she carries with her the fear that “the men” will come for her. Join the Evening Literary Group for a discussion of this moving book on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Child care

Enrollment Begins for My MAC Playschool Open enrollment for My MAC Playschool’s fall 2014 session opens Monday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. Register at theMAC.com or by calling 503-517-7217. Offered by the Child Care department and staffed by experienced preschool instructors, My MAC Playschool offers a safe, high-quality program for MAC’s youngest members. The play-based curriculum helps children achieve developmentally appropriate goals while having fun in a small group setting. Daily activities focus on each child’s cognitive, physical and social development. Children participate in story time, arts and crafts, snack, 30 minutes of active play in a gymnasium and occasional field trips. Class size is limited per class, with registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Raspberry class is for children ages 24 to 30 months and meets two-days per week on Tuesday and Thursday. The Blueberry class is for children ages 31 to 41 months and meets three-days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are held from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Activities Classroom. Huckleberries, 3.5 to 4 years old, meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-noon in the Junior Lounge. Children must meet the minimum age requirement by Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Playschool follows the Portland Public School schedule. For more information, contact Child Care Manager Dawna Yntema at 503-517-7217 or dyntema@themac.com. Continued on page 34

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Culture and Style

Luncheon: Life as an Italian Contessa Join Alessandra Gardino, a contessa from a family with deep roots in central Italy, at a Culture and Style luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 20 as she discusses life in an Italian village. Gardino owns the noble floor of a 150room ancestral palace in Gubbio, Italy’s best-preserved medieval village. Her talk touches on what it’s like to inherit a palace that’s been in GARDINO her family for 800 years, and the challenges she has in its restoration and ongoing maintenance. Besides taking participants on an ideal trip through Umbria with a multimedia presentation, Gardino – who also runs a travel business – shares tips and answers questions about traveling in central Italy. Read more about an Italian trip Gardino is planning for MAC members on page 34 of the January Winged M.

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The annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at JELD-WEN Field. The date will be determined after the Portland Thorns schedule is released. This rain-or-shine event is fast-paced, so members are advised to arrive early for the 2 p.m. start time. MAC families can enter through Gate 35 on Southwest 18th Avenue beginning at 1:45 p.m. The Easter Bunny is on hand for photos. Guests are allowed as spectators, but only members are allowed to participate. Register at theMAC.com or call 503-517-7265. Look for more information in the March Winged M. Quick Register ME443

Jordan Ladd grabs an egg at last year’s annual Easter egg hunt at JELD-WEN Field. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is from noon-1 p.m. This luncheon is $23 per member and $25 per guest. Register online at theMAC.com or call 503-517-7265. Quick Register ME642

Save the Date for Father Daughter Dinner Dance Save the date for the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 from 5-8 p.m. Reservations open on March 17 at 8 a.m. for both days. Register for this popular dance at theMAC.com or by calling 503-517-7265. Look for more information in the March Winged M.


Activities Giving Tree

Members’ Generosity Grows Each Year For many years, MAC members’ generosity has meant a Christmas gift for hundreds of local children who otherwise might not receive anything. The club’s Giving Tree was introduced in 1986, and continues to grow in size, helping to serve four social service agencies. Each year Friendly House, Morrison Center, West Women’s and Children’s Shelter, and Christmas Family Assistance Foundation provide the names of more than 50 children enrolled in their respective programs, along with a wish list from each child. Members go above and beyond to ensure these children are able to enjoy the excitement of the holiday season. Everything from bikes to backpacks can be seen arriving to fulfill the request on the chosen tag. In addition, something as basic as a warm coat or socks and mittens may be found under the tree, located in the Main Lobby. Selecting a child’s wish to fill has become an annual tradition for many members. Stories have been shared over the years of families with young children who select a child of the same age, parents who choose a child with the same name as their own grown child, or those who select kids in their late teens to be sure they’re taken care of when toddler toys seem to be plentiful. No matter the approach behind it, MAC members have helped make the holidays brighter for many local children and their families. In 2013, 220 children received a gift from the MAC Giving Tree, most of which included multiple items in one package. The effects of this generosity can be seen in the many thank you cards received each January. Continued on page 38

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Club Scrapbook PHOTOS BY TIM GUNTHER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

1. From left, Jack Demers, Rowan Burke, Charlie Bond, Griffin Gibson, Viggo Anderson, Quinn Vanderventer, Ryder Stuvland and Colin Hanna play basketball in the West Gym during Family Fridays. 2. From left, Samantha Adkins holds Elise Chan-Kai and hangs out on the bleachers with Stacie and Jamie Beckerman, and Brian Chan-Kai during Family Fridays. 3. MAC Dance was the theme of the Jan. 17 Family Fridays. MAC dancers, from left, Sophia Pizzuti, Lilly Mildenberger, Hannah Crouser, Laurel Remy, and Mackenzie Knutson perform for members in the West Gym. 4. From left, Dave Hall and Beth Earnest-Hall, the parents of Mel Fox Award recipient Banks Hall, and Wes Post, recipient of the Joe Loprinzi Inspirational Award, hold the award plaques that bear their newly engraved names. 5. MAC’s 2013 world and national champions gather at the annual Banquet of Champions awards ceremony. 6. Greg and Jackie Holt and Chris and Robert Phillips have drinks and socialize at the Banquet of Champions. 7. Members assembled for the fourth annual MACorps Volunteer Community Service Project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Preparing to depart the Turnaround for the Goose Hollow neighborhood cleanup are, from left, Jenna Cooper-Gross, Samantha Addison, Alexander Gore, Julie Branford and John Cooper. 8. Also preparing for the neighborhood cleanup are, from left, Preston Kill, Jeffrey Kill, Dianne Johnston and Marybeth Stiner.

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New York, New York was the theme of this year’s Family New Year’s Eve Party. Families began the evening with a buffet, then danced to a DJ spinning family-friendly hits and requests. Games, crafts and activities delighted children ages 2 to 10, including a strolling magician and magic show, and the opportunity to take home a personal photo viewfinder keepsake to remember the turn of 2014. A live feed of the midnight ball drop and a champagne and sparkling cider toast completed the evening of fun.

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Anyone who ventured into the club in December may have taken a stroll down Peppermint Lane, the charming lobby scene that was created and executed by the Holiday Decorating Committee. Along this lane, members may have found Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe, the Lollipop -M-Porium, and the Bank of Peppermint, where children of the club were invited to count the number of peppermints within. More than 900 children entered the contest, with guesses ranging from five peppermints to “a jillion.” Although a few of them may have dwindled during the season, the committee took guesses based on the original number in the bank. The members who guessed closest to the actual number obviously had a strategy, because two brothers, Brook and Jack Rundle, ages 10 and 12, managed to guess five away from the correct number. The correct number was 1,377 and they both guessed 1,372. They receive a $50 gift certificate to Toys”R”Us. In addition, Brook and Jack get the opportunity to flip the switch to light the 2014 MAC Christmas tree.

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The Junior Events Committee invites MAC members in sixth through eighth grades to the Junior Dance on Friday, March 14 from 7-10 p.m. Registration begins Friday, Feb 14 at 8 a.m. Members may reserve only one ticket during the first week of registration. All reservations must be made under the junior’s name or member number.


Activities Note a change in guest pass registration process due to the club’s website conversion. Registration opens one week earlier than usual for guest passes. Junior members make a new reservation for a guest pass after the oneweek, member-only registration period ends. If guest passes are available, junior members may register for one guest pass beginning Friday, Feb 21 at 8 a.m. Register online or call as close to 8 a.m. as possible. The Junior Dance dress code, safety, and dancing rules, as stated in the Junior Dance Agreement and Release of Liability, are strictly enforced. Juniors must have their MAC ID and a signed copy of the agreement on file to attend the dance. The cost is $13 for members and $15 for guests. Save the date for the last dance of the school year on Friday, May 30. Quick Register ME407 (member) Quick Register ME408 (guest)

Listen and Learn

Green Lessons, Suicide and Feeling Younger The Listen and Learn lecture series features speakers each month on a variety of topics. Lectures cost $5 for members and $7 for guests, and require advance registration.

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The Truth about Suicide: Causes and Prevention Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. The recent focus on the Vista Bridge has brought the topic of suicide to the forefront. Suicide takes the lives of more than 700 Oregonians a year. Research shows that during our lifetime, 20 percent of the population will have a suicide within their immediate Continued on page 40

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Listen and Learn Continued from page 39 families, and 60 percent will personally know someone who dies by suicide. Yet suicide is preventable. In this presentation, state, military and police experts, mental health professionals, and intervention specialists discuss risk factors, warning signs and treatment, and the role individuals can play in the prevention of suicide. March Listen and Learn Lectures include a talk on anti-aging measures with author and journalist Lauren Kessler on Wednesday, March 18, and a discussion of the history of the region’s bridges on Wednesday, March 26. Quick Register ME342-ME345

MACNet

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Members and their guests are invited to practice networking skills and meet other MAC professionals at MACNet, the club’s business networking group, on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 a.m. MACNet meets monthly on the second Wednesday in an informal format over continental breakfast. A moderator keeps discussion moving and the focus on the entire group. The fee is $15 for members and $17 for guests. For more information, contact Dave Hanna in Member Services at 503-517-7281 or go to theMAC.com. Quick Register ME302 (Feb.12) and ME303 (March 12)

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Timbers

Timbers Home Opener is Sunday, March 3 The Portland Timbers are gearing up for their third MLS season at JELD-WEN Field. The first regular season home game is Saturday, March 8. MAC’s 300-seat Stadium Terrace provides a great vantage point for all JELD-WEN Field events. Terrace tickets for most MLS games are $22 for general admission. Preferred seating is available for $32 per person. For this premium, members receive one of 96 assigned seats in the center section. Seat assignments are determined by staff; members may not reserve specific seats. Those with preferred tickets may claim their seats at any time after the doors open. Premium ticket prices of $27

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Activities for general admission and $37 for premium seating apply to five games this season. Visit the Stadium Terrace page at theMAC.com for a complete regular season schedule. Ticket pricing is set in accordance with JELD-WEN Field pricing. Ticket costs cover revenue sharing with the Timbers and Thorns, event staffing and security. Surplus revenue goes toward general operations to offset dues increases. Tickets are limited to four per game per membership account. An exception is allowed for families with more than four members who would like to attend the game together; no exceptions are granted for guests. To request such an exception, members should register for the four-ticket limit and indicate in the “special request” box the number of tickets required to accommodate the additional members on the family account who plan to attend. Members must cancel tickets at least seven days before the game date in order to prevent a charge. Members are charged for tickets that are not picked up or used. Members may purchase Terrace tickets one month prior to each home game at 8 a.m. If that day is a Saturday or Sunday, registration begins at 8 a.m. on the preceding Friday. Members may order at theMAC.com. For up-to-the-minute information on upcoming games, join the JELD-WEN Field/ Terrace Events opt-in group at theMAC.com.

TrailBlazers

Get VIP Tickets to Select Blazers Games Basketball season is here, and MAC once again teams up with the Portland Trail Blazers to offer VIP nights to some of the year’s biggest games. Members also have the opportunity to save money on processing fees for select games by buying tickets directly from the club’s ticket representative. Members may register for MAC VIP nights at an exclusive discounted ticket rate. VIP tickets include early entry on game night to watch the teams warm up and prep for the night’s game. The first 20 children to reserve get to high-five the Blazers court side before the game. The VIP games this year include matchups against San Antonio on Wednesday, Feb. 19; and Golden State on Sunday, March 16. Ticket prices range from $24 to $122 based on seating level and which game is selected. For full pricing information, visit the “member discount” tab under the amenities menu at theMAC.com or contact Blake Wehling of the Trail Blazers at 503-963-3964 or blake.wehling@trailblazers.com and tell him you are a MAC member. WM

A Gift We’ll Never Forget. By remembering the Oregon Zoo Foundation in your estate plans, you become a member of the Wildlife Legacy Society. Your gift is a lasting investment that supports the zoo’s conservation, education and animal welfare programs for generations to come. For more information about leaving your legacy, contact Shannon Christianson at 503-914-6029 or shannon.christianson @oregonzoo.org.

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Bouldering accessibility One of the most exciting aspects of the new climbing wall expansion is the addition of a devoted bouldering area. Indoor bouldering is one of the most accessible aspects of climbing. Never heard of it? Think about what toddlers do all day long as they climb any obstacles they can find in the house. The technique is done fairly low to the ground, and without a rope or harness. Of course, a bouldering wall provides a controlled and welcoming environment to learn – a little different than your 2 year old hanging onto a bannister. Using MAC’s new bouldering wall is simple. Sign up for a rock gym membership and complete a short orientation about bouldering and proper falling technique. The only gear required is a pair of climbing shoes and a little chalk – both available at the gym. Bouldering provides an unbelievably challenging workout. It packs some intense activity into a very short amount of time. And the great thing about bouldering is there are routes that are set for all levels of climber, from beginner to intermediate, short to tall. Many people ask, what if you fall while bouldering? New climbers sometimes use spotters, Rock Gym staff teach proper fall technique, and the bouldering wall will have one of the most advanced flooring systems in the indoor climbing world. Futurist Climbing, owned by new MAC member coach Timy Fairfield, installed 16 inches of seamless foam with a large landing surface. While designing the wall, special attention was paid to flooring and proper landing zones in an effort to minimize the inherent rick of climbing and be one of the most balanced bouldering areas in the country.

New training area An important part of any athletic endeavor is the sport-specific training required to improve and hone your skills. The expansion brings a much-needed

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hen MAC’s Outdoor Activities Program first floated the idea of a rock wall in the club 15 years ago, they were thinking about more than just building a structure; they were thinking about building a community. This month, with the opening of the new bouldering wall, that community is grows even larger. When renovations are complete in early March, the Rock Gym will encompass 4,500 square feet and include a renovated sport climbing wall, new bouldering wall and a competitive speed wall, along with functional training space and a new state-of-the-art floor. The expansion makes climbing more accessible for members who want to try the sport, while creating more challenges for seasoned climbers and more slots on MAC’s wildly successful climbing team. “With the popularity of classes and events, we’re utilizing the rock wall far beyond it’s current capacity,” says OAP Committee Chair Taylor Boyko. “The completion of the expansion is arriving at a crucial point. We can’t wait to see further growth and excellence for our climbing team and membership.”

training area to the rock gym. The area is on a mezzanine level at the top of the bouldering area accessed by a staircase. The area – overlooking the entire rock gym – allows members the ability to have a separate area to stretch and participate in climbing-specific training. A key feature of the mezzanine level is a systems training wall. The systems training wall is a small bouldering wall, the angle of which can be adjusted for specific training drills. The wall angle is adjusted hydraulically and allows for all kinds of training possibilities, and it’s the only one of it’s kind in the state of Oregon. The mezzanine also doubles as a viewing area during climbing competitions and special MAC events, and creates an added level of efficiency by keeping those training or stretching off of the floor area below the climbing walls. The training mezzanine also includes the familiar hang boards and pull up bars so familiar to climbers.

Speed climbing wall The new speed climbing wall is an exciting addition to the rock gym that few are familiar with outside our climbing team members, who specialize in this discipline during competition. The speed climbing wall is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a wall where climbers practice getting to the top as fast as possible. For the climbing team this means using a specific route with a specific set of plastic climbing holds sanctioned and regulated by the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing). The speed wall also includes a state of the art digital timing system that has the ability to track and display the finishing times of two climbers racing next to each other in separate lanes of the speed wall simultaneously. Although the speed wall has a specific purpose, it is more than meets the eye. The wall has the ability to house more than just speed routes, and can be set with regular climbing routes as well as children’s speed Continued on page 44 february 2014

New Climbing Programs See the Spring Class Guide for more details.

Introduction to Bouldering (Adults) Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. This class covers the essential nuts and bolts of bouldering and challenges, inclduing falling properly, fundamental technique building, basic route reading and an introductory climbing lexicon. ClimbFit Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. Experience MAC’s new bouldering wall and get fit in the process. Instructors mix cardio and climbing activities with bouldering power drills for a great workout. This class is perfect for those bored with their workout who want to find a new cross training solution.

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painted at the company’s North American headquarters in Bend. The flat panels offer much greater flexibility for classes and different skill levels at MAC. “The current imprint wall brings value to our gym, but changing these two sections of wall will make the top rope area more dynamic to our programing,” says Outdoor Manager Chad Failla. “The mosaic wall really expands our route setting ability to set for the tiny tot age group and provides unlimited potential for advanced climbers.”

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sport climbing wall Update A large section of the existing sport climbing wall is being updated with the same material used on the new bouldering and speed climbing walls. The first thing members are likely to notice is the surface. It doesn’t look like rock. Over the past two decades, indoor climbing has shifted from being a way to stay in shape for outdoor climbing to a sport unto itself. There is less focus on trying to mimic the outdoors; wall builders are now trying to create structures that offer a better surface for route setters. Yesterday’s faux rock faces are disappearing in favor of slick, flat panels that offer limitless oppurtunites for new routes. MAC’s new wall is made by Oregon-based Entreprises. The wood panels are milled, cut, and february 2014

Mother and daughter Joanne and Tori Siegel are two the best climbers at MAC. They started climbing when Tori hopped on the wall during a Family Fridays events when she was four and a half. Joanne followed suit, taking part in the “Women Who Rock” classes, in which she still participates today. “Being slightly smaller in size, Tori soon learned that size didn’t matter on the wall; movement, strength and strategy were what counted,” Joanne says. “Her love of the sport soon pulled the rest of us into it, and both her sister and I started climbing. When she joined the team it became even more family-oriented, as we would go as a group to cheer her on.” Tori was a quick study on the wall, winning competitions and eventually climbing her way to a No. 1 national ranking earlier this year. She is a pillar of MAC’s competitive climbing team, and heads to ABS Nationals this month in Colorado Springs. “Rock climbing is like a puzzle; every move is harder and more difficult. It’s fun and challenging. It’s the best feeling in the world when you get a route; nothing compares to it,” Tori says. “The environment is fun, encouraging, yet competitive... I have two families; my real family and my rock climbing family.”

Fun for the whole family More space in the Rock Gym means more people can climb. And that likely means more young families taking part, like the Warmkessels. The family have been MAC members for about a year. The entire family fell in love with the Rock Gym right away. “At new member orientation, when they brought us up here, I walked right up to Drew and said, ‘I’ve got a couple of new climbers for you,’” said Lea Warmkessel. “So we got them in the development program.” Developing Sutton, age 10, didn’t take very long. Last month, during his first season with the team, he was one of four MAC climbers to qualify for nationals in bouldering. Before the family became members, he was focused on soccer. “Rock climbing is really fun and really challenging. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what size you are, each person can find their own way to climb a route,” Sutton says. His younger sister, Sloan, age 8, is also on MAC’s competitive team. “You get to set goals, you get really strong and now I can do 13 pull-ups in a row!” Sloane says. “You have to push yourself to get to the top of the route at the competitions and it’s really fun!” Parents Lea and Bob often climb together at the rock gym during open climb, and Lea is in the Women Who Rock adult climbing classes on


Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. They’ve found an activity both of their kids love, and they’ve even made new friends. “It is a wonderful community of people. Climbing is a sport that the whole family can enjoy together regardless of the different ability levels.,” Lea says. “I love that we all get to take turns climbing, belaying and encouraging each other.” Bob points out that climbing has added a new dimension to his workouts, and is “more strenuous” than he thought. He’s also excited about the bouldering wall expansion. “It introduces lot of new terrain options and will mean that more people will be able to use the climbing facilities at the same time in a very controlled environment,” he says. “I love the idea of being able to climb while my kids are practicing.”

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Community and History The impressive expansion taking shape in the Rock Gym is a far cry for the club’s first foray into climbing. Fifteen years ago, Outdoor Manager Chad Failla had a temporary climbing wall trucked into the former Civic Stadium during a club event there. Everyone who used it had to fill out a survey about climbing, and the results showed overwhelming support for the sport. A portion of the current wall was built in 2003, followed by the creation of the MAC Climbing team, led by former coach Peter Julia, and the first expansion, completed in 2009. Five years later, a temporary wall has led to a full-service gym. Continued on page 47

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Education is the core of the outdoor programs at MAC, and the climbing program is the model. Its goal is to make climbing the most inclusive activity at the club. The staff has a saying at the Rock Gym: “Everyone’s a climber!” The MAC Rock Gym offers classes for 4- and 5-year-old Tiny Tots up through teens. The program also offers classes that focus more specifically to the competitive aspects of climbing, with the eventual goal of competing on the climbing team. Regular belay classes, women’s classes and adult classes round out the program so that near all ages can participate in climbing. In addition to classes, the gym offers regular open climbing hours for belay- and bouldering-approved members and a weekend belay service where staff belays for you. If all of those options aren’t enough, you might want to throw a party at the Rock Gym. The bottom line is, we want all MAC members to have the opportunity to climb.

From left, Ryan Bernstein competes at Sotneworks in Beaverton; Coach Drew White spots Keri Glad while she practices bouldering; climber working out during open climb.

Team is the newest sport on the block, but has quickly followed in the footsteps of so many sports programs. In just five years, the coed team has grown to 26 climbers, and reached remarkable heights at the regional and national level. The team recently won the ABS (American Bouldering Series) Regional Championship for the second consecutive year. The team won the Regional Championship for the SCS (Sport Climbing Series) for the first time in 2012, repeating in 2013. “We started with humble beginnings, about six or seven regular team members, and the climbing facility was not as advanced as other gyms in the country,” says Coach Drew White. “But (former coach) Peter Julia and the team succeeded because it was like a family, and we’ve kept that up. We’ve support each other no matter over the years, and I’m proud to say that I have never seen a climbing team stick together and cheer louder for their teammates than the MAC athletes.”

Climbing team MAC is rooted in a tradition of athletic excellence, and it remains one of the most exciting facets of the club. The MAC Competitive Youth Climbing

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R ock Gy m Staff The MAC Rock Gym is a part of the MAC Outdoor Department and boasts one of the most well rounded and experienced staffs in the country.

t Drew White Outdoor Supervisor and Head Coach Drew White leads the staff. White started at MAC in a very part-time role as an assistant coach, and became the Outdoor Supervisor in 2012. White has a degree in business from North Greenville College and a masters in higher education and theology from Baylor University. He ran the Baylor University Outdoor Program for years and was an outdoor program coordinator at Reed College. White has summited Aconcagu once and Denali twice, with a rare climb of the North Summit, along with more peaks in Nepal and South America. White is also a volunteer for Portland Mountain Rescue. He’s lost count of how many times he’s summited Mount Hood. These days, White spends much of his time as the head coach of MAC Climbing Team, and running operations at the Rock Gym.

Molly Beard u Recently hired route setter Molly Beard is one of the best and most respected route setters and climbing wall industry professionals in the country. Beard was a coach for the Stoneworks team in Beaverton for fifteen years, all while maintaining her full-time job as a USA Climbing level 5 route setter, which is the top tier of certification for the sport. Beard has set the routes for countless regional, divisional, and national championships in the U.S., as well as international championships. MAC’s coaches are thrilled to have her, and she’s thrilled to be here. “I’ve been working in and around the climbing gym industry for over 18 years, the last decade as a freelance routesetter traveling throughout the U.S. organizing comps, teaching and much more!” Beard says. “As I began to think about retiring from full-time work, I knew I would want to continue to do some setting. My ideal place would be in Portland, be supportive of climbers of all ages and abilities, be well managed, and most importantly allow me to share my knowledge with the next generation of climbers and routesetters. Given how much I enjoyed working with Drew and his team in the past, this new opportunity made perfect sense.”

t Michael Brown p Marquis Member Coach Timy Fairfield Timy Fairfield is a legend in the American climbing community. He is the one of only three North Americans to win an international climbing competition, and is the only American to win professional international events in all three disciplines of the sport. Fairfield is also owner of Futurist Climbing, which designs modern cutom climbing floors, including the new floor usewd in MAC’s expansion. As a member coach, Fairfield consults with MAC’s coaches about training plans for the climbing team, teaches summer camps, and puts on occasional clinics for members.

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The Rock Gym has many great staff members that fulfill a variety of tasks at the wall, and just as a watch has many springs, gears, and cogs to make it function perfectly, so does the climbing gym. Keeping with the watch anology, the most important part of a watch is the main spring. Almost every other part in the watch must work in harmony with the main spring for it to work properly. Brown is the main spring of the climbing wall. Michael is the longest tenured Rock Gym employee, and chances are if you climb at the wall, he has taught you or your child how to climb and how to use the facility.

Rock Gym Staff u The Rock Gym staff, back row from left, Head Coach Drew White, Tim Weiskopf, Michael Brown and Molly Beard; kneeling, Assistant Coach Jack Simonson, Isaac Showman, and Outdoor Manager Chad Failla; seated, Justin Tom and Lisa Chulich.


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the new bouldering area and the first section of the current wall, completed in 2003. “Ten years ago, we had a feeling that the wall was really going to blow up once it was built,” he says. “I think the bouldering wall is going to be similar in the paradigm shift it can create at the club. I think it’s going to get more people involved, and it’s going to introduce them to the social aspect of climbing and the climbing community.” WM

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“The climbing industry is growing at a tremendous rate and we have been fortunate to show this growth to our membership at the MAC,” Failla says. “I knew this sport would grow at MAC and stay consistent with what I have seen worldwide. It’s been a very exciting process to be involved with this since the first capital request in 2000. Seeing each phase become reality over the years has been very rewarding, and I look forward to continue keeping MAC current in its facility and programming.” And as programming grows, so does the climbing community at the club. Joanne Siegel, who is a regular at several rock gyms in the region, knows firsthand how climbing can foster friendships. “Just to have a place at MAC where people can hang out, work out and build friendships. That is something that is hard to do in the midst of a game of tennis, basketball or swimming,��� she says. “But at a rock gym, while resting, conversations strike up and friendships grow.” Current Board of Trustee nominee Scott Stevens knows a thing or two about the climbing community at MAC. He helped start it 15 years ago when he was a co-founder of OAP. And he sees parallels between

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or MAC gymnasts, preparing for the MAC Open gymnastics meet means months of working out in the gym. For many of the athletes’ parents, preparing for the meet means moving equipment from the gym. It’s all in the line of duty for families of MAC gymnasts. Putting on the Open – which brings a record 1,350 athletes from to MAC from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb.16 – takes hard work from the gymnasts, as well as volunteer time from their parents. “It’s a major sporting event,” says Shelley Marchesi, the mother of a gymnast. “It wouldn’t run without volunteers.”

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If You Go The 31st Annual MAC Open is held in the Main and West gyms and the Gymnastics Arena from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16. Events feature boys and girls at several skill levels. Members may watch for free. Volunteers are still needed to move the gymnastics equipment before and after the meet. To volunteer, contact Will Cath at wcath@themac.com.

Planning for the MAC Open, a coed competition featuring gymnasts of all levels, starts almost a year in advance. MAC’s Gymnastics Booster Club – primarily made up of gymnasts’ parents – works with coaches and staff to divide and conquer a to-do list that includes inviting teams, renting scoreboards, recruiting judges, and sorting medals and ribbons. Then there’s the big moving job. A few days before the meet, parents, coaches and others haul truckloads of equipment – such as vaults, balance beams and even the floor under the tumbling mats – from the Gymnastics Arena, across the street to the main clubhouse. Once the meet starts, volunteers do everything from welcome visitors and time

beam routines to punch in scores and make sure judges have snacks. None of the jobs is too difficult, says a gymnast’s mother, Debbie Williams, who makes sure every one of the weekend’s 250 four-hour volunteer shifts gets covered. “It just takes a lot of coordination and timing.”

“This is what we do” Thankfully, the gymnasts’ parents and coaches don’t have to tackle all the tasks alone. MAC’s volunteer corps has stepped in to lend a hand in past years. And for several years, members of Portland State University’s football team helped move the heavy equipment. Gymnastics Department Manager Meg Doxtator said having so much help at the meet allows her staff to concentrate on what they do best – coach. “It’s really nice for us,” she says. By the time the event ends, MAC’s gymnastics staff, parents and other volunteers have spent thousands of hours planning, staging and running it. “This is a good example for the kids that you need to be willing to put a little sweat equity in to make these things happen,” says MAC Athletic Director Ed Stoner. “MAC parents always seem happy to pitch in, no matter which sports their children pursue,” says Williams. “This is what we do to support our kids.” –Lisa Daniels WM February 2014

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Lap swimmers have a chance to defend MAC’s title and raise money for the junior team during the annual Great Lakes Swim Competition in February.

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Swim Competition Doubles as Fundraiser There’s an annual competition coming up for all adult lap swimmers to participate in – and in this contest, stroke and speed don’t matter! Total laps, however, count for everything. Starting Saturday, Feb. 1, the annual NACAD Great Lakes Swim Competition begins and runs through the end of the month. The goal each year is to swim the distance of each of the Great Lakes, except Lake Superior, in one month. This year presents two great opportunities. First, there is a chance to repeat as winner of this contest. The MAC swimming community took back the trophy in 2013, with lap swimmers contributing more than 1.7 million yards. Second, participation in the Great Lakes Swim Competition is an easy way to help support MAC’s junior swim team with its annual funding needs by pledging a donation for every 100 yards completed. Donation details are available from lifeguards during the contest.

Cycling

Prepping for the Upcoming Season February is traditionally a planning month for cycling. The committee fine tunes rides

proposed for the spring and summer months, and continues to look at ways to increase ridership and awareness. We also discuss the many irons in the fire for the upcoming season. Look for the new jersey design to be posted on the basement level bulletin board, along with pricing and contact information. The board also has information on clinics set for several upcoming Sundays, Feb. 23, March 16, April 27 and May 25. More clinics may be added.

Cycling resources The Cycling Committee meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m., and would love interested members to join. Look for cycling updates at theMAC.com. There is more information on cycling’s Yahoo group page at http://sports.groups.yahoo. com/group/MACCycling/. The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (www.bta.org) has been a long-time advocate for cycling in our area and has been instrumental in making cycling more accessible. The Community Cycling Center in North Portland sells used and new bikes and offers assistance with making a cycling purchase. They also accept most donations. Visit them online at www. communitycyclingcenter.org. The Cycling Committee looks forward to seeing MAC cyclists on the road, trails or track this upcoming season.


A Sparkling Valentine’s Day Adventure

Early Birds, get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday morning, Feb. 14, with a breakfast trip to Tiffany’s. Imagine talented actors, well dressed, with elegant jewels, memorable music, and in a fabulous movie. OK, scratch that, this is the Early Birds sporting crowd everyone knows and loves! The group runs or walks to Tiffany & Co. at 330 S.W. Yamhill for coffee, tea and treats, and views the beautiful display windows filled with gifts folks love to give or receive as a token of love. Then, the Early Birds return to MAC with joyful anticipation of acts or gifts to warm the heart of special Valentines later in the day. –Jan M. Collins

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Swing Into March with Annual Expo

The Golf Committee sponsors its annual golf expo in the Main Ballroom on Thursday, March 20 in conjunction with the First Tee Program. Most of the exhibitors and vendors from last year’s event are back, along with new vendors, including Pronghorn Golf Resort and Bandon Dunes Resort. Come for a chance to win rounds of golf and other prizes from Oregon golf courses. The cost of the event is $25 and includes admission, drawing prizes and a great selection of hors d’oeuvres. Sign up at theMAC.com or call 503-517-7575. Look for more information in next month’s Winged M. –Bill Cordano lR • oa 4 d 01 2 • , For Pre-K – Grade 12 2 Po 2 Experience fun and learning through rt st u l g enrichment, sports, academics, and outdoor activities. OPEN TO ALL • Register online

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Athletics Swing Continued from page 51 Johnson, front-side team; and Matt Bassist, Mike Bernatz, James Carey and Pat Carey, back-side team. Next year’s dates have already been set for Friday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 7, and the cost is expected to remain the same. That’s $420 for double occupancy, and includes two rounds of golf, two breakfast buffets, two nights’ lodging and one sit-down dinner. For those who wish to know the rotation; it’s Bandon Dunes on Friday, Bandon Trails on Saturday and Pacific Dunes on Sunday. Make this trip a Christmas gift for you and that special someone this year and you won’t need to do any shopping. To reserve a spot for this year’s trip, contact Kellie Halkinrude at 503-517-7575 or khalkinrude@themac.com. This is a firstcome, first-served event, and guests are welcome.

The latest and greatest golf technology and equipment is on display in the Grand Ballroom during the annual Golf Expo on Thursday, March 20. and there is the ability to compete for gross and net points as a team. MAC is encouraged to form a six-woman team. This interclub format includes play about once a month beginning in May, and is available to private and public golfers of all types. Contact

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Keep Golfing through the Winter The MAC indoor golf series is in full swing, offering opportunities for MAC juniors and adults to brush up on golf skills and meet other MAC members who share an interest in the game. The final indoor golf series classes are Saturday, March 8. The adult clinic, Crush It: How a Great Drive Can Put You in Position for the Next Shot, is from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The Junior clinic, Bomb it like Bubba, which includes instruction on full swing and driving using golf balls, pickle balls and giant marshmallows, is from noon-1:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. All classes are led by MAC member coach and PGA professional Robyn Lorain. Sign up today. Space is limited.

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Aces and eagles For those members playing golf through the winter weather, make sure to report if any MAC friends make great shots on the course. The Winged M is publishing aces and eagles made by MAC members during both casual and competitive rounds. Please send the details of those great achievements to Chad Failla at cfailla@themac.com. Excited for the golf season? Be sure to mark the calendar for Thursday, March 20, for the First Tee Golf Expo. After last year’s successful expo, the MAC Golf Committee brings more vendors and a great opportunity to win rounds of golf and other prizes from

Oregon golf courses. This is an evening you won’t want to miss. It’s a great way to kick off the golf season, learn of exciting golf opportunities in our region, and socialize with other MAC golfers. –Robyn Lorain

Handball

Turkey Tourney Honors a Legend The MAC handball community gathered for the annual Turkey Tournament just before Thanksgiving. The name of this long-running event was recently modified to honor Rocky Benevento, who traded handball for heaven a few years back. So far, he has not gotten back to us regarding how he feels about the choice. The tournament committee assigns partners in this event; thus, some members play with a new wingman. Players formed three groups. Matt Steele and Charles Dean beat Dave Steinberg and Steve Grow to win the Drumstick Division, while Todd Zilbert and Bob Herrera took third, and Craig Trull and Dave Delaney won the consolation. Austin Biddle and Daryl Zarosinski dominated the Cranberry Division. Zarosinski is relatively new to handball and Austin is Charles Dean’s son, so the Dean family had two winners. Greg Howell and Mike Steele, and JD McLandrich and Bryan Duncan were second and third, respectively. Frank Romanaggi and partner Bob Evenson took consolation honors. Mike Casey and Bob Gill won the Sweet Potato


Athletics division. Jay Maxwell and Kent Vickery edged out Peter Gree and Ron Emmerson for second, and Otto Van Walstijn and Tom Hussey were the consolation team. There was a lot of handball, a lot of camaraderie, some club pizza, and all participants went home with a turkey.

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MAC on top in Salem Members braved icy roads in December to play in the Robert O. Smith Memorial Tournament in Salem. The club sent a large contingent and made a good showing. Matt Steele took first place and his brother Sean won the consolation in open singles; Austin Biddle won first place in A singles; Dave Delaney won masters singles; and in open doubles, it was an all-MAC showdown with Matt and Sean Steele defeating Troy Peterson and Steve Grow in an 11-10 tiebreaker. Finally, congratulations to Pete Greer for entering his first singles tournament. Greer played well, but lost in a close tiebreaker in the semifinals of the C division. –Tom Hussey and Steven Grow

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Find Natural Cures for Inflammation The Integrative Fitness department welcomes Dr. Laura Torgerson and Suzanne Chi for a talk on inflammation and how to reverse its effects on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. The presentation details what inflammation is and when it can be harmful or helpful. Learn about the causes of inflammation, the use of biomarkers to n so er rg To measure inflammation and the efficacy of treatment. The presentation details how naturopathic medicine can be used to approach inflammation. Learn how to use herbs, nutraceuticals, hydrotherapy and activity to minimize inflammation naturally. The presentation also covers how to approach acupuncture, along with the mechanisms of how acupuncture affects the body’s physiology. Learn how the use of Chi acupuncture, herbs and other clinical tools can limit the progress of chronic inflammation.

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Athletics Natural Cures Continued from page 55

Making the Most of Menopause and Perimenopause Join Dr. Rebecca Neborsky and Dr. Heather Baskin from the Baskin Clinic as they demystify perimenopause and menopause on Tuesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. The presentation covers both traditional and integrative approaches to managing perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. The talk highlights dietary changes and presents the latest research on supplements and herbs. Come with questions, leave with answers. Registration assists with the planning process. To register, visit theMAC.com or call Keri Donovan at ext. 539. Quick register IF205 (chronic disease) Quick register IFTKTK (menopause)

Personal Training

Need Help Meeting a New Fitness Goal? Did you reach your fitness goals in 2013? Or at least inch your way closer to where you want to be? Remember, diet and exercise is not a temporary solution to weight loss. You must incorporate them into your daily lives to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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MAC’s personal training team can help members achieve their fitness goals. Has it been a while since you scheduled a personal training session with one of MAC’s certified personal trainers? How about a session to update your fitness program to help mix things up in your routine and provide some good motivation to keep

your momentum going? Whether you need some minor changes or a whole new program, our professional trainers can help. Let MAC’s personal trainers manage your fitness. If you have never worked with MAC’s trainers before or it’s been a few years, call


Athletics or contact Personal Training Coordinator Andy Shupp at 503-517-7548 or ashupp@ themac.com. Shupp can help members select a trainer that meets their needs.

Racquetball

Winter Intramurals Around the Corner Brett Moshofsy’s Mo Beer team captured the Fall Racquetball Intramurals program championship with a score of 267 points. Team members include: Moshofsy, Sanjay Bedi, Barry Davis, Matthew Whiteaker, Chris Kopca, Matt Aebi, Jason Gildenmeister, Daryl Wainwright, Arjun Bedit, Rian Walker, Heather Murback, Lersley Demers and Beth Reeves. Steve Lutz’s team, The Growlers, finished second with a score of 255. More than 130 players participated in the fall program. Congratulations to the following players on completing the season undefeated: Billy Wainwright (L-1), Gavin Usher (L-4), Darien Loiselle (L-5), Adam Mulqueeney (L-9), Mark Hails (L-10), Shellie Bedi (L-12) and Jeff Mutnick (L-13). Winter Intramural are in full swing. Come to courts 7-10 in the subbasement on Thursday evenings and watch the action while enjoying a beer and other refreshments.

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Courts are busy The racquetball high school nationals are at MAC Wednesday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 2. MAC is proud to host this event for up-and-coming racquetball future stars. The courts are available for regular member use, but everyone is invited to watch these exciting matches. Winter intramurals end this month, but the spring session is around the corner. Those playing winter intramurals who are not playing in the spring must opt-out by emailing Kurt Lender at kurt.lender@intel.com. –John Pyrch

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Squash

Committee Names Howard Baker Winner A true institution, the annual squash holiday party was held this year at the gorgeous home of Donna Wax and Jeff Jones, where a raucous raffle emceed by Nigel Nicholson, with several junior helpers, had gifts flying into players’ hands. Many thanks to Kara Hale, Kate Slot, Mark Bogdanoff, Erik Wohlgemuth and Tom Taylor for organizing the tourney and to Wax and Jones for hosting n the party. de ey H r de n vo This year’s Howard Baker Trophy was awarded to Eric von der Heyden for his commitment to MAC doubles squash. One of von der Heyden’s accomplishments this year was organizing the Bow Valley Club Challenge, with The Bow Valley Club, located in Calgary, Alberta. The event brought 12 players to Portland to compete in squash and golf. Nineteen MAC squash

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MAC’s table tennis team, from left, Alex Borovik, Derrick Cameron, Rockney Akhnvein, coach Andrey Borovik, Alan Peters, Michael Barmache and Mike Resnick, celebrates a victory over the Pure Pong Club. players and 12 MAC golfers won on the course and court. There was a culminating dinner at the Sports Pub where the Canadian guests managed a victory at the bar. Another of Eric’s accomplishments was, along with Gary Johnson, bringing Brian Covernton’s doubles rules and refereeing clinic to MAC. Formalized in Canada, the clinic helps

players learn the nuance of the rules and how to enforce them through monitored refereeing of real tournament play. Each participant ultimately gets certified as a referee. These clinics help raise knowledge of the game and ultimately the community’s overall level of play. –Nancy Keates


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MAC Team Meets the Challenge MAC table tennis players came away victorious from a recent challenge from the Pearl District-based Pure Pong Club. MAC, led by captain Derrick Cameron, won seven out of nine matches to come away with the trophy. MAC Coach Andrey Borovik was pleased with the efforts of his players. MAC team members were Rockney Akhnvein, Derrick Cameron, Michael Barmache, Mike Resnick, Alan Peters and 12-year-old Alex Borovik. A rematch is scheduled at MAC on Thursday, Feb. 27. Any MAC table tennis players who want to play should contact Borovik at andreyborovik72@gmail.com.

Table tennis fun day at MAC All MAC members are invited to Table Tennis Fun Day Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Gym. The day includes open table tennis play, lessons and exhibition play by state champions. Juniors and seniors of all ages are welcome to join in the fun for prizes, hit on the table tennis ball machine (that’s right, a ball machine for table tennis), and join in competition at all levels. There are going to be plenty of trainers and coaches on hand for anyone new to the game, and experienced players can expect tournaments and the crowning of a MAC champion.

Andre Agassi is one of several pros playing exhibition matches in Portland.

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Watch the Pros Play in Portland John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and James Blake play a series of matches at the Moda Center as part of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships on Thursday, Feb. 27. Further information is available at PowerShareSeries.com and is posted on MAC bulletin boards. Continued on page 60 february 2014

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Volleyball

MAC Welcomes New Program Coordinator The MAC junior volleyball teams are settled into their practice and tournament schedules. This year, MAC is fielding 18-Black, 16-Black, 14-Black, 14-Red, 13 Black, 12-Black, 12-Red, 12-White and 12-Grey. The 12-Grey team plays in friendship tournaments each month. All other teams are playing in the CEVA region power leagues as well as friendship tournaments each month. The MAC volleyball program conLea Petock tinues to grow and become more competitive in the region. For the first time the club’s 12-, 13-, 14-, and 16-Black teams re traveling to Spokane in March for the National Qualifier Tournament. This month, 12-Red, 14-Red, and 18-Black travel to Seattle for the NW Juniors President’s Day tournament. In addition, 13-Black, 14-Black and 16-Black are traveling to the CEVA President’s Day tournament in Eugene.

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MAC also welcomes Lea Petock as the new volleyball coordinator. Petock is the head varsity coach at Lincoln High School and has been a coach at MAC for the past two years. In addition to her volleyball expertise, she is a personal trainer and has developed a very organized training program for all teams. MAC coaches are very experienced, with many being high school coaches who have played in college. Eighty percent of the coaching staff continues to play adult CEVA volleyball and are very competitive. –Wendy Scott

Yoga

Learn About Yoga at Open House Event Enjoy a sampling of the many yoga classes available through the MAC yoga program at the MAC Yoga Open House on Friday, Feb. 28. Instructors hold a variety of yoga short sessions including yoga basics, meditation and yoga flow, located in Studios 2 and 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yoga is for everybody. Whether a member is a curious observer or a seasoned practitioner, a variety of events are offered. The MAC Yoga Program is designed to offer classes for people of all ages and abilities. Someone

Yoga welcomes all members to an open house in February. is never too tight, too old or too unfit to improve your flexibility, build strength and increase your overall sense of well-being. So come as you are. MAC’s yoga instructors are trained to help members build a safe and consistent practice that contributes to overall health and well-being. Registration for the open house is not required.

Practicing yoga Yoga is a movement based principle. As a mind-body form of exercise based on a system of physical postures (asanas) linked to breath (pranayama), yoga takes into account the way the body works as a unit. The practices instilled by yoga through breath, meditation, flexibility


Athletics and strength are often encouraged as part of a long-term health management program. For most healthy people yoga is a safe, non-aerobic form of exercise, but it is not without its risks. Following are suggestions to help reduce your risk of injury from yoga: • If you are pregnant or have a pre-existing health condition, consult your health care provider before starting a yoga program. • Yoga is not a substitute for medical care. It is important to work closely with your regular health care providers and get proper treatment when needed. • Know your limits and work with them. Before you begin any new type of yoga, learn about its physical demands. Go slow. Yoga is not a competition. Learn the basics, such as proper breathing and how to maintain balance, before you attempt the more ambitious poses. • Wear proper clothing. Clothing should allow you to move freely. • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water. • If you feel pain, stop. Pay attention to what your body is telling you – yoga isn’t supposed to hurt. If the pain persists, see your health care provider. Stop immediately if you have chest pain, feel faint or overheated, or become dizzy. Get immediate medical help if the sensation continues after you stop. • Have fun! Yoga’s promise is you will never look at feeling good the same way again. • Ask questions! If you don’t understand a pose or sequence, ask to see it again before you attempt it yourself. MAC instructors gladly give a more in-depth explanation and demonstration. For more information, including schedules, class descriptions, instructor bios and private instruction, stop by the MAC yoga open house, visit the yoga page at theMAC. com or contact Yoga Coordinator Lisa Buchmiller at 503-517-7540. –Carole Moritz WM

Member Numbers • Walking Miles Hal Broughton 21,200

Liz Meaney 10,900

Sally Broughton 16,300

Linda Opray 11,400

Ann Durfee 35,300

Nancy Sergeant 21,200

Claire Galton 32,200

Steve Waters 14,100

Shannon Leonetti 63,300

Wende Waters 13,600

Harriet Maizels 13,800

Barbara Wetzel 17,100

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walking and hiking

Untamed Thailand Join members Martin Schwartz and Marcia Freed as they share their journey into the lesser-known reaches of Northern Thailand

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he Walking and Hiking Committee invites members and guests to a virtual journey through northern Thailand on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m., when members Martin L. Schwartz and Marcia Freed share highlights from their recent travel adventure. It is common for travelers considering travel in Thailand to focus on the world class beaches of southern Thailand, while news from Bangkok and northern Thailand tends to focus on political unrest in the region. Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, may be viewed simply as a polluted, overcrowded way station on the way to “paradise” in the south. But travelers who skip the region in favor of the palm-fringed oasis in the south miss a truly exotic travel experience.

Unique history Thailand is currently a very important travel destination, just not for Americans. As odd as it may seem, there are now twice as many Russians as Americans visiting Thailand each year, which is even more striking when one considers that there are twice as many Americans as there are Russians. The history of Thailand, formally called Siam, is complex, with influxes of multiple ethnic groups and marked changes in its borders

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over the centuries. The monarchy remains a critically important institution, with a number of the monarchs in the past couple hundred years being intellectual polymaths. The current king was actually born in Boston while his father was enrolled in Harvard Medical School. In recent centuries there has been significant immigration from southern China. Unlike in much of Southeast Asia, Chinese in Thailand are fully integrated into society, and are a critically important part of the business and intellectual communities. Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has not been occupied by a Western power. Buddhism is the dominant religion of Thailand and yellow and orangerobed monks are everywhere. Almost all Thai males, for a period of time, become monks. The


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Buddhist temples of Thailand are often exquisite works of art, built into lovely natural settings. Surprisingly, many Buddhist temples have images that are typically worshipped by Hindus and Chinese. The Thai version of Buddhism appears to be very syncretic and tolerant.

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Marcia Freed and Martin Schwartz at Thailand’s Tiger Kingdom, above left; at the Elephant Conservation Center, lower left; and at the Loi Krathong Festival.

While Buddhism is the official religion in Thailand, it is intertwined with animist beliefs. A belief in spirits is integral to Thai society. Wherever one travels one sees “spirit houses” next to virtually every dwelling.

Virtual journey The evening’s presentation includes Bangkok, as well as the ancient capitals of Ayutthaya and Sukothai. A stop along the way is Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Thailand, and the capital of the former Lanna kingdom. The next stop on this virtual journey is Mae Hong Son, which is close to the border with Burma, and the region of the Golden Triangle, which is where Laos, Burma and Thailand have a common border. Highlights of the evening, which are certain to be crowd favorites, include the Elephant Conservation Center, which is famous for its elephant orchestra; Tiger Kingdom, where the intrepid or ingenuous have their choice of close encounters with either small, medium or large tigers; and the annual Loi Krathong festival, where the sky is full of flaming lanterns and the rivers are full of floats made of leaves and flowers believed to carry off “bad” thoughts and appease the river spirits. Individuals who like July 4 will love Loi Krathong. Lastly, this adventure stops at Wat Rong Kuhn, also called the White Temple, which is one of the most bizarre architectural extravaganzas imaginable. Those who attend this presentation might decide to add northern Thailand to their bucket list. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but registration assists with space planning. Register online on the walking and hiking homepage under Special Events, or call 503-517-7506. –Martin Schwartz WM

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Level 3 1st beam, 3rd all around, senior A – Emma Wissmiller 2nd beam, senior A – Sydney Jensen 1st floor, 2nd bars, 2nd all around, level 3, junior A – Sarah Talbert 1st beam, 2nd bars, 2nd floor, 2nd allaround, junior B – Ellyse Jensen 1st bars, 1st floor, 2nd vault, 2nd all around, junior D – Madeleine La Chance 3rd bars, 3rd floor, 3rd all around, junior D – Grace Van Hoomissen 3rd beam, level 3, junior D – Ally Larpenteur Level 4 3rd vault, senior A – Alice Evans 1st bars, 1st beam, 1st floor, 1st all around, junior B – Jane Rumaner 2nd all around, 3rd vault, 3rd floor, junior B – Joie Barnett 1st floor, 2nd bars, 3rd beam, 2nd all around, junior C – Jane Leahy 2nd vault, 3rd floor, level 4, child B – Brooke Phillips 3rd place, level 4 team – Multnomah Athletic Club Level 5 1st floor, 2nd beam, junior 12 – Isabella Pozzi 3rd all around, junior 12 – Lauren Look 1st beam, 2nd floor, senior 13+ – Alessandra Ferriso 2nd floor, 3rd beam, senior 13+ – Heather Williams 1st vault, 2nd bars, 7-10 – Nicole Ager


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2nd place, level 5 team – Multnomah Athletic Club Rock Climbing American Bouldering Society Youth Division 1 Championships 5th, team – Multnomah Athletic Club 6th, male A – Carson Fritz 7th, male D – Sutton Warmkessel 9th, female A – Celia Diffely 12th, male D – Aidan Schenk 12th, female D – Molly Glad 13th, female C – Elana von der Heyden 14th, female B – Olivia Durant 16th, male C – Geoffrey Engel 17th, female A – Hannah Park 18th, female B – Sonja Johanson 18th, female D – Keri Glad 19th, male A – Ryan Patridge 20th, female D – Elsa McDermott 20th, male D – Gino Cicerone 22nd, female B – Hannah Yoken 22nd, female C – Emma Wetsel The Winged M compiles results not eligible for the Club Scoreboard on page 9, and runs them in Sport Results. To submit an item for results, email the athlete’s name, sports, event, date and standing to troberts@themac. com, or contact the admin for the sport, who can submit the results. WM

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MERRYMACS LADIES’ WATER VOLLEYBALL Get in the pool and play a fun game of water volleyball with the ladies. Play is held on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come to the West Pool and expect to have fun. Players play in the shallow end, no swimming or water volleyball experience is necessary. Registration not required as this is a free activity. For more information, contact the Aquatics Office at 503-517-7500.

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POLAR BEARS MEN’S WATER VOLLEYBALL Get in the pool and play a spirited game of water volleyball with the gentlemen. Play is held on Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Come to the West Pool and expect to have fun. Players play in the shallow end, no swimming or water volleyball experience is necessary. Registration not required as this is a free activity. For more information, contact the Aquatics Office at 503-517-7500.

JOIN MACORPS VOLUNTEERS – Support the club’s mission of fostering friendships and bridging traditional communities within the club through volunteer service. For more information, contact Member Services at 503-517-7276. TOASTMASTERS – Improve your speaking skills and meet other MAC members. Mondays, 6:308 a.m. Check in at the Front Desk for location.

BRIDGE TOURNAMENT TUESDAYS A weekly Duplicate-style bridge tournament is open to members and their guests on Tuesdays in the Game Room. Tournament is hosted by members for members. Partners are required and cost is $2 per person with entry fee divided amongst top winners. Check in for the tournament is at 9:45 a.m. and tournament duration depends on participation. For more information please call Al Neish at 503-292-7559.

MAH JONGG – Members and guests who know how to play Mah Jongg are welcome to join open play sessions. Players meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon in the Cornerstone Lounge. READERS WELCOME! – MAC Morning Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. Evening Literary Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact Member Services at 503-517-7276 or go to theMAC.com for more information.

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BLACK BUTTE RANCH GOLF COURSE LOT – Only golf course lot currently on the market. (only 1 of 5 remaining golf course lots, period.) .44 acre, very gentle slope, all services available & building plans approved. Adjacent to 12th tee at Big Meadow. Quiet street, short distance to Paulina Pool, Clubhouse and Roberts Restaurant. $399,900. Dennis Doherty, 503-730-4346.

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GEARHART OCEANFRONT – Charming Windward West unit with spectacular ocean view. 2 BR, 2 BA, FP. $140-$160/nt., 2 nt. min., wk/mo rates. 503-939-1529. GEARHART OCEANFRONT BEACH HOUSE Sleeps 14. $3,500/wk, $500/nt. 503-222-2234. http://www.vrbo.com/153257.

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Beautiful Gearhart rental. 4 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 10+. 1 blk. from beach, golf. Fully equipped, newly remodeled. Jim Whittemore, 503-292-4000.

GEARHART OCEANFRONT – Fabulous Gin Ridge, 6 BR, spectacular view of ocean, pets welcome, all amenities included. Call Julie Bell, 360-892-6288 home, 360-607-5405 cell, or www.schlesserfamily.com for information. OCEANFRONT HIGHLANDS AT GEARHART Gated area. No smoking. No pets. 503-688-6867.

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SURF PINES OCEANFRONT – 4 BR/3 BA, sleeps 16, large deck, hot tub, great beach access. Fun for families. 503-869-7575.

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SUNNY VACATION CONDO – Ironwood CC, Palm Desert, Calif. 1,300 sq. ft., 2 BR, 2 BA. Quiet, quaint, quality, 8 steps to poolside. Avail. winter/ spring months. $3,800/mo, $1,200/wk, $500/wknd. Deb Montrose, 503-531-0405, debbirm@aol.com. PALM DESERT – Luxurious 4,500 sf view home surrounds large pool on ½ acre of grounds. 4 BR, 3½ BA, casita, pool house. Beautifully & fully furnished. Golf cart. 5 blocks to El Paseo. Sleeps 11. $350/nt www.desertlilyoasis.com. Cindy Banzer, 503-709-7277, cbanzer@eastpdxproperties.com.

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costa rica – Featured in the March 2011 issue of Travel and Leisure magazine. Lush gardens, quiet, small resort on Pacific Ocean in village setting. Shelling, fishing, hiking, horseback jungle tours. Pool and full kitchens. Wonderful architecture. “The best in Costa Rica” rating. Call 503365-2872. www.tambortropical.com

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Closing Thoughts MAC member Holly Lekas has a rich background of living life to it’s fullest. She has been in Tom Hallman’s writing class for several sessions. She believes that life has provided her with incredible opportunities to support and serve people through a lifelong career in education. But, writing has opened her heart in new ways and has produced yet another path to people.

Older, Wiser, Stronger and Ready for the Grandchildren

S

uddenly at 60, after a rest-filled spring break, I begrudgingly acknowledged that I wasn’t getting any younger. There were, in fact, fewer days in front of me than behind me. Sure, we live longer these days, but 120 years seemed unlikely. So, I decided it was time to start taking care of myself. Only one or maybe two glasses of wine at night. Healthy meals on a regular basis versus a hurried grab meal fast food. Finally, I would once again attempt working out at the club we paid for monthly. Three days a week seemed reachable after my of rest and relaxation. I promised myself I could do it this time. I had pretended that working out wasn’t that important. Pretending allowed me to ignore the tightness in my clothes, and the fact that fitted pieces seemed to hang in the closet without use, or that I seemed to need a bit more rest after taking some stairs or a short walk. But then one day I picked up my grandson and my muscles trembled, and I could no longer pretend. I placed him down to protect my dignity and his small body, but I had to face the fact that I was weak and out of shape. In my youth, I was the kid who ran and played outside for hours. I had always been able to pick up heavy boxes or at least drag them successfully and run as long as I wanted to. But those days were gone. Gone were the hours of lap swimming as a competitive swimmer. Just the thought of starting the day in a pool made me cold. So, how would I begin the workout commitment? There were classes, but I didn’t know how you signed up or participated, and the last class I had taken had ended in gales of laughter with my sister and a negative glare from the yoga teacher. So, I began on a treadmill. Day after day I rose early and put on the Nike gear I had bought over the years with each time I had promised myself to start working out. The outfits were so old that they were almost out of

style, yet new. So, I began. Soon, three days became five. I set goals in my head and began to meet them. A couple of months later a new exercise friend invited me to the ball Pilates class, which worked, since the treadmill was getting a bit boring. Although the class did not feel like exercise, I kept at it. After about six months, I finally learned to do the moves in a competent manner, and I realized that my core was stronger.

Day after day I rose early and put on the Nike gear I had bought over the years with each time I had promised myself to start working out. More importantly, I knew I had a core. Later I added a Kick Butt class, and then water aerobics, which even led to lap swimming. The variety of exercise strengthened my body, and more importantly, my state of mind. Two-and-a-half years later and five days a week working out, I am in the best shape of my adult life. I can run and lift. Yes, I am not the same level of fitness as when I was as a high school All American swimmer, but I am kicking butt, according to my Nike FuelBand. More importantly, I can run and play with my grandchildren. We can wrestle, and I can push them high in the air as they swing. When winter comes, I will be able to race down the slopes with them. Tonight, as I sit on my couch reflecting on two-and-a-half years of dedicated exercise, I am older and wiser. This great shape won’t last forever. While I will continue to work out daily, my body will wear down. But for now, I will run and play and laugh with my grandchildren, fully enjoying my days. WM

Holly Lekas is a student in MAC’s Tell-Your-Story writing class, taught by member Tom Hallman, Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of two books. This class is designed for students who want to write and develop skills in a supportive environment. Writers are encouraged to not feel intimidated if they have never written. Participants write, and in doing so discover the power and magic of a story; the story that everyone undoubtedly has. The class is not only fun, but one that quickly becomes, as several students have said, the most meaningful two hours their weeks. Check the Spring Class Guide inserted in the March Winged M for information on upcoming classes.

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