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Bringing Cancer Care Close to Home When you have cancer, it’s nice to have experts close to home. That’s why Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center is building a new cancer center in Oregon City. As part of the internationally renowned Providence Cancer Institute, the Carol D. Suzuki Cancer Center will offer Clackamas County residents the compassionate care, expertise and support services Providence is known for.

Learn how you can be part of this important expansion. bridges Kendra, a single mother of two, lives in Wilsonville. She has metastatic breast cancer and needs frequent medical appointments. The new cancer center at Providence Willamette Falls will make it easier for Kendra to receive the care she needs – and still have energy to enjoy life with her children.

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


MARCH 2021 | VOL. 110 No. 3


30 | New Mural Is Next-Level Arts Committee taps local artists, the Pander Brothers, to visualize club aspirations.

38 | Committees Keep Club Thriving MAC is its members. It’s run by them, for them. A new support team frees them to focus on serving and growing as individuals.

52 | Annual Meeting Hear from outgoing president William Lee, meet the new trustees and survey end-of-year committee reports.

COMMUNICATIONS STAFF Stephanie Cameron Director Saajan Chauhan Digital Content Specialist Adam Linnman Communications Manager Julia Omelchuck Graphic Designer/ Ad Services Coordinator

CLUB NEWS 11 | Faces of MAC 13 | MAF Volunteering 14 | Spin-A-Thon Thank You 15 | MAF Tributes 17 | Sport Oregon 19 | In Memoriam

CULINARY 26-27 Women Winemakers Dinner

Kelly Robb Marketing Manager


Jake Ten Pas Copywriter

46-50 International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge

Allyson Wilinski Managing Editor

WELLNESS 62-63 Instructor Spotlights Naturopath Wisdom

AT H L E T I C S 64 | Volleyball 65 | By the Numbers 66 | Handball 66 | Tennis


7 | President’s Column 9 | Director’s Column 42 | Committee Reports 60 | Scrapbook 68 | Walk Across America 70 | Advertiser Index 72 | MAC Marketplace 74 | From the Archives

The 2021 Board of Trustees: President Robert Torch, Vice President Chase McPherson, Secretary Reidun Zander, Treasurer Stephen Brown, Kyle Goulard, Mike Mathews, Irma Valdez, Marilyn Whitaker, Nathan Ayotte, Alison Rosenblum, Katherine O. VanZanten, Richard Maxwell Photos by Craig Mitchelldyer. Design by Stephanie Duffy and Julia Omelchuck.

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Robert Torch Vice President

Chase McPherson Secretary

Reidun Zander Treasurer

Stephen Brown Trustees

Nathan Ayotte Kyle Goulard Mike Mathews Richard Maxwell Alison Rosenblum Irma Valdez Katherine O. VanZanten Marilyn Whitaker General Manager

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Entering/Exiting the Club The Main and Athletic Entrances are closed for construction in March. Please enter via the fourth floor of the parking garage and exit from the third floor via the Sky Bridge.

am honored to serve as your president during MAC’s 130th year. I am also excited to work with my fellow officers ­— Vice President Chase McPherson, Treasurer Stephen Brown and Secretary Reidun Zander.

Robert Torch It is thanks to PRESIDENT the contributions of countless member volunteers over the club’s long history that our community has remained vibrant, growing and relevant. The multiple generations of families who have grown up at MAC is a great testament to the club and its members.

Thank You 2020 Officers! The club not only survived this past year but continues to thrive — due in large part to the Herculean efforts of the 2020 officers: William Lee, Marianne Ritchie, Connie Dunkle-Weyrauch and Mike Silvey. They worked hard and gave up an incredible amount of time to do whatever was necessary to help the club during this challenging period — with no road map. Their leadership, in partnership with General Manager Charles Leverton and his team, delivered success for the long-term. It’s great to be back in the club, especially in the new Fitness Room (formerly the Exercise and Conditioning Room). The Front Entry Renovation Project, part of the MAC Facility Access Program, is the next major upgrade to our facilities. When construction is completed in May, you will experience a more engaging and secure entrance. Such major capital projects are part of our bright and sustainable future. MAC continues to evolve and innovate, while retaining its sense of community. That deep sense of community is one of the primary reasons why my wife, Susan, and I wanted to join the club.

My Journey to MAC I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and met Susan at Cornell Law School. After a year living in Australia on a post-graduate fellowship, I joined a law firm in New York

City as a corporate finance lawyer before we both transferred to our Washington, D.C. offices. After a couple more years, we both moved to our respective London offices, only intending to stay briefly in the U.K. Thirteen years and two children later, we finally decided to move back to the United States. We had always thought we would return to the East Coast, however, while visiting law school friends who’d moved to Portland years earlier, we completely fell in love with the city and region. Our friends also introduced us to MAC. After almost 20 years in NYC, D.C. and London, where clubs with MAC’s size and variety of offerings simply do not exist, we felt like kids in a candy store! While still a few years away from moving to Portland, we joined MAC as non-resident members in 2008, before finally arriving in Portland for good in 2011. Our children, Isabelle (then age 9), and Charlie (then 2 years old) found MAC a great second home — as did we all. Charlie was in the first Playschool class offered at MAC, and over the years our family has taken full advantage of swim teams, tennis, pickleball, climbing, basketball, Family Fridays, wonderful food, and other social offerings too numerous to mention. MAC has played a pivotal role in helping our children become strong and resilient. While becoming president was not something I had ever considered, Darcy Henderson, who was president at the time we moved here, suggested I volunteer on the Budget and Finance Committee. I’ve always been a problem solver, ready to collaborate and find solutions, and it felt like a good fit. After several other committee assignments, including Athletics and various ad hocs, I was honored to be asked to join the board, which I viewed as an opportunity to continue to give back in a new way. That journey continues, and I am excited for the year ahead. All your 2021 officers are dedicated to helping keep you involved, healthy and thriving. We look forward to seeing you at the club!

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DIRECTOR’S COLUMN Committee Chairs 20s/30s Louie Paul Arts Kirsten Leonard Athletic Debbie Williams Balladeers Jon Lee Basketball Mark Plumlee Budget and Finance Connie Dunkle-Weyrauch Climbing Joanne Siegel Culture and Style Gretchen Sturm Communications Sara Weinstein Cycling Steve Getsiv Dance Cinzia Corio-Holman Diversity Admissions Jenny Kim Early Birds Scott Spaulding Exercise & Decathlon Steve Brown Family Events Emily Whiting Food & Beverage Todd Husband Golf Steve McNeill Group Exercise Amy Caplan Gymnastics Lee Rumaner Handball Brian Lee Holiday Decorating Bridget Connolly House Ann Blume Human Resources Connie DunkleWeyrauch Karate Mark Twietmeyer MelloMacs Amy Johnson Member Events Jennifer Strait Membership Jamie Daigle Outdoor Activities Program Sue Rimkeit Pilates Irvin Handelman Property Ken Boyko Racquetball Georgette Blomquist Ski Jeff Albright Social Activities Anne Cleve Squash Byron Gaddis Swim Brad Fennell Synchro Lisa Girard Technology Advisory Joshua Blank Tennis Andrew Randles Triathlon & Running Amy Henderson Volleyball Nikki Metcalf Walking & Hiking Suzanne Zarling Water Fitness Chris Bathurst Water Volleyball Dinda Mills Yoga Daureen Morris


arch is Women’s History Month, a time to honor women’s contributions to American history and an excellent opportunity to shine a light both on women’s accomplishments Stephanie Cameron at MAC over the COMMUNICATIONS past 130 years and DIRECTOR the opportunities that lie ahead. The historic swearing in of our country’s first female vice president is a positive step as the nation continues to make changes toward women’s equality. I am encouraged by MAC’s commitment to do the same.

As a woman on MAC’s leadership team, who also leads a critically important department in our club, I am not a bystander. I am a contributor, a collaborator, an influencer and an advisor. Standing shoulder-toshoulder with a strong group of peers and a talented team behind me, I get to be a catalyst for change. I am helping to usher in a new era, one that creates even greater ­ in our workopportunities for women — place, governance system, programming and, of course, athletics. I am grateful to be part of a generation, and an organization, where all this is a reality. Looking back on my first year with MAC, I am proud of our ability to successfully adapt amid incredible challenges. Members and staff have demonstrated time and again that we can embrace change and do so with great success.

Serving Members, Enhancing Experiences As part of establishing a new organizational structure, we have implemented a new model for the Communications Business Unit. What was previously the Marketing Communications Department is now the Communications Department, with expanded capabilities to proactively serve members, committees and fellow business units. What has not changed is the value placed on MAC’s brand, clear and consistent communication, and effective

marketing. The team’s core focus is ensuring all audiences are equipped, informed and inspired by compelling, relevant content. We are committed to transparency in our storytelling and messaging, and we thrive on finding creative solutions. In 2021, we are expressly focusing on the member experience. Whether via the website, mobile app or email, each experience should be intuitive and easy to navigate. All messaging should be clear, consistent, and delivered with the quality and excellence of our club brand. With the MAC Access Program, including front entry renovation, comes new credentials that will provide the club with much-needed updates to member profile information. This will enable us to improve the delivery of critical notifications and information on the activities and topics that interest members most. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we are confident in the enhanced member experiences that will result.

DEI Networks MAC’s commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion means that we all share in the responsibility for creating a safe and welcoming environment. Staff members’ day-to-day conversations touch on everything from being mindful about using inclusive terminology to ensuring our Athletic Director recruitment attracts a diverse pool of candidates. The club’s recently created Employee Diversity Networks offer new workplace opportunities for staff to share their experiences and ideas. The Women’s Employee Network, led by Event Engagement Manager Abby DenUyl, is just one of seven groups that create space for allies and individuals with specific lived experiences to come together and find methods for creating meaningful impact. From my perspective, MAC has a bright future. Certainly, there will be obstacles and challenges, but the club is uniquely equipped to harness and make use of the power and commitment of a passionate community full of incredibly talented women.

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layers, applying, spreading and removing, and then repeating the process. The goal is to create art that can grab your attention from across the room, but also keep your interest as you approach the painting and see the details.

MAC Early Birds are such an enthusiastic group, it’s rarely difficult to get them fired up. Still, when one of their own secured a showing through the Geezer Gallery, the excitement was greater than usual, and it was all the excuse they needed for a group adventure. On a Friday in early February, before the snow hit, Marcia Director and a group of fellow fans of morning fitness made their way to Montgomery Park to appreciate the paintings of Ross Mercer. The abstract artist has been a member since he was 8 years old, and he and wife, Vicki, are Early Birds to the core. “We miss our 5 a.m. workouts and our fellow Early Birds,” he says. “The pandemic has limited our exercise opportunities, and we’re anxious to return to our early morning schedule.” It was while waiting in line for the club to open one day, pre COVID, that the idea for a show in conjunction with the Geezer Gallery came about. The Mercers struck up a conversation with Director, who is executive director of the gallery, and asked how Ross could become one of their artists.

“Color is everything; almost everything because in abstract art composition is important too,” he explains. “Although color can be created by any of several physical processes, most of what we see every day is the result of removing some frequencies of light by absorption while the remaining light is reflected. Quantum mechanics dictates how light is absorbed and reflected. Biology provides the second half of the process of color perception.” “There is a jury process, which Ross passed with flying colors, and he is now one of our featured artists,” Director recounts. “Numerous pieces of Ross’s art are in a current show at Montgomery Park, and they are being sold. We rotate exhibitions, but it is very likely that Ross will have his art displayed continually. We have encouraged him to keep them coming!” A physicist by occupation, Mercer says it was only in retirement that he had enough time to focus on painting. “I graduated from water colors and small pieces to acrylics and larger works. Usually I paint in

Speaking of perception, Director points out that the Geezer Gallery is responsible for the important visibility of artists like Mercer, who exhibit their work at Montgomery Park and are able to sell it because it is seen. The Geezer Gallery is a nonprofit devoted to showcasing Master Level senior artists and providing “art as therapy” programs to the local senior community, giving voice through their creative works. For more on the organization, see, and for further reading about, and viewing of, Mercer’s work, check out

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Help Make College Dreams a Reality — Volunteer! The Multnomah Athletic Foundation is forming its 2021 Scholarship Review teams and is looking for MAC members to be part of the incredible, rewarding process. While the time commitment is small, volunteers make a big difference in the lives of high school students dreaming about the next steps in their education. MAF serves increasingly diverse communities, and welcomes volunteers who reflect a range of backgrounds, particularly those from historically marginalized or underrepresented communities.

Loprinzi Scholarship Program Feb. 22-March 1: Attend a virtual volunteer training session (90 minutes) March 27-April 6: Read and score applications with discussion and deliberation via online system

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s focus on helping children lead active, involved lives is guided by the belief that athletics teaches life skills and builds character and confidence — to compete, to persevere, to give your all, and to be graceful in victory or defeat.

April 7-18: Virtual review team deliberation meetings (2 hours) May: Scholarship awards announced July: Scholarship celebration – volunteers are invited to join

Fill out a volunteer form at Multnomah or call 503-517-2350.

We believe participation in athletics can help youth better reach their full future potential by learning and working together. We believe if individuals grow and prosper so will our community. The foundation is an Oregon nonprofit corporation qualified as a public 501 (c)(3) exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code.

Volunteering for MAF is fulfilling and fun!

New Member ID Cards Required May 2021 Time to Get Camera-Ready In March, MAC will begin issuing new member ID cards, with new photos and parking stickers. This is part of the MAC Access Program to improve security, streamline the entry process and gather data about club usage trends. Watch for information about how to submit photos and profile info and how to receive new credentials.

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MAF Tributes Honor someone special or memorialize someone who has passed away by making a tribute gift to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. To make a contribution, contact MAF Executive Director Lisa Bendt at 503-517-2350 or lbendt@ March tributes are listed below.

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Mehdi Akhavein (memorial) Salena Johnson Tom Mackenzie Lois Duvall (memorial) Diana Kemper Callaway and George Callaway III Greg Marshall (memorial) Alten Handball Foundation Diana Kemper Callaway and George Callaway III Ed and Kathy Ellis

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John Herman Anne Jubitz Munro (memorial) John and Paula Penrod Julie S. Vigeland Jerry Newmark (memorial) Julie S. Vigeland


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GM Joins Board of Sport Oregon MAC General Manager Charles Leverton recently was appointed to the board of Sport Oregon, formerly Oregon Sports Authority, a nonprofit dedicated to growing the state’s economy through sports tourism. Over its nearly three decades in existence, the organization reports generating more than $350 million through opening travelers’ — and locals’ — eyes to “a playground meant to be used for the highest level of sport.” For Leverton, it’s the mission that resonates deeply with his own professional and life experiences. “Aside from my family, sport has been the single largest influencer of my life. The opportunity to pay that forward and introduce as many Oregonians as possible to the endless possibilities to participate is humbling,” he says. “Sports will likely serve as the unifying force as we emerge from our COVID shelters,” Leverton says. “Athletic recreation is a platform that our state can use to build a narrative centering on values that prioritize holistic health and fitness- and wellnesscentered communities.” Joining heavy hitters from a variety of leading Oregon companies, Leverton sees his appointment as an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the field that has served him so well, and continue MAC’s legacy of promoting excellence in Portland and beyond. “My biggest hope is that we are able to make Oregon a national beacon of sport, not just professionally, but the most active state in the nation.”

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In Memoriam Eric Howard Irwin Hoffman April 22, 1957-Dec. 7, 2020 Eric Howard Irwin Hoffman, a devoted family man and proud lifelong Portland resident, passed away at the age of 63 on Dec. 7, 2020, after a brave, 22-month battle with multiple myeloma cancer. Eric was born in Portland on April 22, 1957, to parents Eric Hoffman and Jean Irwin Hoffman. Born into a large family with deep Oregon roots, he was the grandson of Lee Hawley Hoffman, founder of Hoffman Construction Company. He grew up as the only boy among six older, headstrong girls – his three older sisters plus his mom’s identical twins’ three daughters – a perhaps trying situation, but one that instilled in him patience and humility. Family meant the world to Eric and, ironically, “Little Eric” would grow up to be the wise man of the family, a guiding light for those around him. After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1975, Eric attended Oregon State University to pursue his Bachelor of Science in construction engineering management. It was there that he met the love of his life, Janice Lynn Kelleher “Jan,” who was immediately smitten when Eric politely asked if he could get her a beer at a house party. Eric graduated in 1979 and accepted a job at Charles Pankow Construction in Hawaii, where Jan joined him after graduating a year later. There began Eric’s long, devoted career in construction and lifelong penchant for Hawaiian shirts. Eric and Jan headed back east in 1982 so Eric could pursue his Master of Business Administration at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business. They married in the summer of 1983 and moved west permanently in 1984. Back in Portland, Eric followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps by joining Hoffman Construction Company, marking the beginning of his 36-year tenure with the company.

From the beginning, Eric’s top priority was to “succeed at home first.” Eric and Jan had two children, Karine and Brennen, after returning to Portland. They also built a close community of friends over the years — their second “family” — who they raised their kids with and who shared in many of Eric’s favorite memories. Eric was committed to building meaningful relationships, and as one close friend commented, “Eric managed to make everyone feel safe and special. His smile, the twinkle in his eyes, and that great sense of humor, not to mention his intelligence, calmness, kindness, generosity and loyalty.” At the heart of Eric lay a brilliant contradiction: He was an engineer through and through — somebody who prized levelheadedness, convention, and analysis and who could often be found quietly studying up on one of his many passions. At the same time, he believed in living life to the fullest and was always one to seek out adventure. This came through in his love of travel — especially to Gearhart, Oregon, and Hawaii; his passion for cars — driving them, collecting them, racing them, sometimes getting speeding tickets in them; his passion for music, in particular, Neil Young; and in his quest for the perfect “not too sweet” margarita or crisp martini. Eric lived an active life relishing tennis, golf, skiing, and horseback riding and was a dedicated member of the Portland Racquet Club’s men’s tennis group, Mt. Bailey Boys ski group and the Skyline Trail Riders. At Hoffman Construction, Eric blazed his own trail and made a name for himself not only through his strong work ethic, integrity, and intellect but also his compassion and humility. Eric wore many hats at the company and oversaw landmark Portland projects such as Park Avenue West, Twelve | West, and the Portland Art Museum North Wing expansion. What Eric came to value most about the job, however, were the people. He mentored several colleagues at the company, including his son, Brennen, who joined Hoffman in 2013.

He was an Oregon State University Foundation Board Member, where he established with his wife the Janice and Eric Hoffman Engineering Opportunity Scholarship for students at risk of not graduating for financial reasons. He was also a member of the Portland Business Alliance for several years and contributed to many local philanthropic organizations such as United Way and the OHSU Foundation. Throughout his battle with cancer, Eric never complained despite the gravity and debilitating nature of the illness he faced. Upon receiving word from his doctor that the end was near, his last request was to put on a Hawaiian shirt. He passed away at his home in Portland surrounded by his beloved wife, children, and dog. Eric is survived by his wife, Janice Lynn Kelleher Hoffman; children, Karine (Jack Baer) and Brennen; his goldenhaired “little buddy,” Rocky; mother, Jean Irwin Hoffman; sisters, Joan Hoffman, Susan Hoffman (Fred Trullinger), and Sally Miller (Peter Miller); eight nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and extended family members who all adored and looked up to him. He was predeceased by his father, Eric Hoffman.

Anne Jubitz Munro Aug. 30, 1942-Dec. 31, 2020 ­A reflection by Carrie Stevens What is MAC? Yes, it is an athletic club. Yes, it is a place to enjoy casual or fine dining. Yes, it is a place where we feel safe and comfortable, and have the opportunity to attend educational and social events. But, even more, it is a community with a capital “C.” Everyone finds his or her own niche. Some know a cast of characters that grows exponentially and others keep quietly to themselves. Those who were lucky enough to come into Anne Jubitz Munro’s orbit were lucky indeed. I met Anne through a water-walking class held in the depths of the subbasement. I Continued on page 21

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Continued from page 19 stood shyly by the stairs, as I knew no one. Anne smiled, looked up and said, “Come on in, the water is great.” I was glad that I jumped as the water was wickedly cold and it would have been too tempting to go back to the Sun Deck Pool if I had dipped my toe. As I followed the instructor’s moves, I came close to Anne and laughed, “I don’t know if I will ever believe you again!” She looked at me, “Your laughter will warm it up; I’m Anne and we are so happy you joined us.” I don’t remember the water getting any warmer but the easy laughter and conversation made the cold more tolerable. I was not a regular water-walker as the warmth of the Sun Deck Pool was more tempting, but I would see Anne in the locker room and every time she would smile and say, “Carrie come back, we miss you and your laugh.” I now wish that I had returned more often. 20-20 hindsight. When the club fully reopens, we will recalibrate and see some changes — new faces and familiar old friends who we will heartily reach out to hug warmly. Sadly, we will not be able to hug Anne Jubitz Munro as she passed away unexpectedly at the end of December. I know that I will keep expecting to see her in the elevator, the locker room and in the pool or having lunch at 1891. Her gentle and assured presence will be missed by so many. We can honor her memory by carrying her spirit forward, welcoming new faces and growing our wonderful community known as MAC. Bon voyage, Anne. Your smile will be missed by so many, but what a wonderful benediction to have lived in so many people’s hearts.

Dorothy S. Reiter Dorothy S. Reiter, beloved mother and loving wife of Dr. Philip Reiter, passed away peacefully on Dec. l8, 2020 at the Rose Schnitzer Manor with her husband of almost 76 years at her side. Dorothy was 98 years old, and only because of COVID did she stop playing bridge with her lady friends at the Rose Schnitzer. She was born in Portland, Oregon in 1922 to Maurice and Clara Roth; her uncle was the well-known artist Mark Rothko.

Dorothy grew up in Portland, attended Laurelhurst grade school and Grant High School, where she met her beloved husband, Philip. As the story goes, Dorothy sat in the front row in class and Philip in the back, and yet, somehow, the young boy from the Bronx and the very feminine young lady got together. Prior to their marriage in 1944, Dorothy attended both Reed College and the University of Washington, where she joined the A E Phi sorority. Dorothy and Philip were longtime members of the Multnomah Athletic Club, where Dorothy played recreational tennis and, more recently, Philip received his 50-year membership pin. They lived at their beautifully decorated Westover condominium in NW Portland for over 30 years. Philip practiced dentistry in Portland for more than 46 years, until his retirement at the age of 70. Dorothy, a loving mother and wife, was extremely active socially — whether it be through the Portland Symphony, a bridge, Mahjong or book club, or playing tennis at West Hills Racquet Club. Dorothy and Philip most often divided their time between Gearhart and Portland, but also in Palm Desert and Sun River. As part of the “Greatest Generation,” they both had concentric circles of friends who had experienced the Great Depression, World War II and the Korean War. They all appreciated what they had, and how they were able to establish their lives and livelihoods in Portland. Dorothy and Philip were also longtime members of Temple Beth Israel. If you were to have asked Dorothy what her greatest or most important life achievement was, she would tell you: her family, her three beloved children and her marriage to her beloved and devoted husband Philip. Dorothy was often the glue that kept her family together while her husband was building his dental practice. She was what one could call a “steel magnolia,” strong and very principled on the inside, but very much a lady on the outside. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Philip J. Reiter, and her children, Gregg Reiter (Eleonore), Barbara Rosenbaum (Tom) and Scott Reiter (Judy), seven grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Eugene Arthur Sayler May 30, 1945-Dec. 22, 2020 Eugene Arthur Sayler passed away on Dec. 22, 2020, after a long, valiant battle with cancer. Born in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, on May 30, 1945, Gene’s family moved to Portland when he was one year old. Gene’s dad, Art, and uncle, Richard, went into the restaurant business together in 1946, buying the Old Country Kitchen in East Portland. Initially, the restaurant served chicken, steak and rabbit, but after a few years they revamped the menu to focus on steaks by the ounce and the well-known 72-ounce steak challenge. Gene attended Binnsmead Grade School, Madison High School and the University of Oregon, where he joined Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and graduated in 1967 with a degree in economics. He was commissioned an ensign in the United States Naval Reserve after completing training at officers’ candidate school in Newport, Rhode Island, and then served in Vietnam on the USS Guadalupe. He was honorably discharged a lieutenant (JG) in 1969. The sudden death of his uncle chose his next path, from which he never deviated. He became manager of Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen, and then an owner after the death of his own father in 1977. The Old Country Kitchen had become a popular East Portland eatery when it was devastated by a fire in 1978. With the help and hard work of many dedicated friends, it was rebuilt within six months and by the end of 1979 had set a new record of 357,000 diners in one year. The success of the original location propelled Gene to build a second Sayler’s OCK in Beaverton in 1983. With Gene in charge, Sayler’s OCK was named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the United State in 1986 by Restaurants and Institution Magazine. The “west side” was in business for 23 years, and closed in 2005. He served on the Oregon Restaurant Board and as president in the 1980s and was selected Oregon Restauranter of the Year in 1987. He was elected to the National Restaurant Board from 1990-1999. Gene also was an Oregon State Representative from 1987-1991 serving East Portland.

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Continued from page 21 Gene was very proud of the OCK, and it was one of the most important things in his life. He went there every day until he retired, and then most days when he was in town until his death. The restaurant is still operating during these difficult times under Gene’s sons, David and Bryan. Gene and his wife, Mary, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August, also loved to travel. They visited Europe several times, as well as Australia, Canada, many parts of the United States, Vietnam, Israel and Africa. His last trip to Egypt was in 2019. But some of his favorite moments were spent closer to home in Sunriver, Oregon, where he and his family spent time every year for decades. His kids will always cherish the memories of him teaching them how to play poker, blackjack and Monopoly; taking them biking and skiing; and to the Sun Spot for a Coke and fries after a day of swimming. He was able to golf last summer at Crosswater and Meadows courses even though his cancer had progressed and it was very difficult.

He enjoyed golf at Columbia Edgewater with his good buddies as well as time at PGA West in Palm Springs from 20002013. Retirement was spent golfing, enjoying time with family and friends and going to a beach house. He loved good food and wine. Gene is survived by his wife, Mary, children David, Bryan (Janis), and Melissa (Laura), brother, Gerry, and sister, Judy. Also, granddaughters Vivian, Carys, and Charley and grandson, Benjamin, and his beloved companion, Rico the bulldog. A memorial service has already been held at Riverview Cemetery with a Naval sendoff. A celebration of life will be held in 2021 when all his many friends can gather safely. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Cancer Institute, Boy Scouts of America and the Salvation Army.

Robert Mark Vetto M.D. June 17,1923-Jan. 8, 2021 Robert Mark Vetto, M.D., D.Sc., FACS, known among friends as Mark, passed away Jan. 8, 2021. Joining the Multnomah Athletic Club in 1967, he was a member for 53 years. Dr. Vetto was born June 17, 1923 in Spokane, Washington. He was the first of two sons born to emigrants from northern Italy. Mark had what he described as an idyllic childhood, along with his younger brother. He excelled in academics and also enjoyed many hobbies including amateur radio and photography. He was an avid golfer from an early age and served as an assistant professional around Spokane during high school and college. He attended Gonzaga Preparatory School and Gonzaga College, and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Vetto was in the U.S. Navy Stateside (Naval ROTC) during his time in college, and after completing his internship at Kings County Hospital (SUNY Downstate) in Brooklyn, he was called up for service with the Navy Medical Corps as a surgeon Continued on page 25


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Continued from page 23 during the Korean War. There he treated wounded soldiers in Tokyo and Okinawa. Returning from Japan, he was stationed at Oak Knoll Naval Station in Oakland, California, where he reconnected with a friend from his medical school days, Navy nurse Marianne Tyson. They married September 17, 1951. Dr. Vetto then entered a six-year surgical residency at the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Doctorate in Surgical Science (D.Sc.). He then moved to Portland as chief of surgery of the VA Hospital, a post in which he remained for 25 years along with a joint appointment in the department of surgery at OHSU. There he rose to become a full professor and trained countless future surgeons. Dr. Vetto specialized in vascular surgery and published a description of the first series of patients to be treated for vascular disease of the legs with an operation called the femorofemoral bypass. This operation gave birth to the entire surgical field of extra-anatomic operations designed to avoid amputation. Never one to rest on his laurels, Mark went on to pioneer the first kidney transplants in the Pacific Northwest and took his interest in immunology further by heading a research team to develop the earliest forms of cancer immunotherapy. In 1986, Dr. Vetto accepted a position as director of surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, where he continued to mentor future physicians until his retirement 10 years later. Mark was a devoted husband and father, and his family and faith were central to his life. He enjoyed traveling and skiing with his wife and family, as well as spending time with them in Central Oregon, on the Washington coast and in Palm Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amelia and Anthony of Spokane; and by his brother, Dr. Roy Vetto of Seattle. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Marianne; his sons, Robert Mark Vetto Jr., Dr. Thomas Vetto (Nora), Dr. John Vetto (Irene); his daughters, Dr. Anne Vetto (Patrick Dolan), Gretchen Vetto Dann (Jim), and Jane Vetto Dawson (John); and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother’s family in Seattle, as well as by numerous nephews and nieces and his brother-in-law on the East Coast, and family in northern Italy.

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Four-Course Menu Peruvian Tiradito kampachi, aji amarillo chilis, lime, orange, ginger, white shoyu, coconut milk, cilantro, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, sweet potato chips, toasted cashews, red onion Chef Sara Hauman, Soter Vineyards Socca garbanzo bean crepe, leek and onion confit, braised greens, winter squash purée, crushed hazelnuts, chevre Chef Deanna Bascom, Multnomah Athletic Club Miso Cassoulet duck confit, pork belly, great northern white beans, leeks, ginger, garlic, white miso paste, mushrooms, kale Chef April Ramos, Multnomah Athletic Club

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Mural Takes Fitness Room to the Next Level Arts Committee tapped Pander Brothers to visualize club aspirations By Jake Ten Pas “Design by committee” isn’t a phrase that conjures confidence. It’s the “too many cooks” of the 20th century, and its meaning has grown no less applicable, or deeply felt, in the 21st. Many voices can produce harmony or cacophony, and MAC is full of differing perspectives and almost as many committees. When committees function properly, they arrive at consensus, and sometimes the best consensus is to get out of the way and let the experts do their thing. The club’s Arts Committee is such a high-functioning group, and when they were invited to contribute to MAC’s new Fitness Room by commissioning a mural, they took just the right approach: Agree on a direction, find the artists capable of turning that framework into a vision, and then set them loose. “We didn’t want to give them instructions,” member Catherine Blanksby says. “You can’t take the power away from the artist. Art has the power to start a conversation, but only if it has its own voice.” In the case of the Pander Brothers, Arnold and Jacob, make that two voices. The Portland-based siblings are best known as graphic novelists whose artwork has spanned mainstream titles such as Batman, the indie classic Grendel, and their own originals, Girlfiend and Dissedent X on Dark Horse, and Secret Broadcast on the Oni Press label.

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The Pander Brothers also have made music videos for such bands as the Dandy Warhols, digital shorts for Adidas and Panasonic, and took home Best Feature honors at the Bend Film Festival in 2008 for their first full-length, Selfless. In 2014, they released the short film Subtext, in which all of the dialogue is communicated via text messages. To see more of their work, go to “Their creativity and consummate professionalism gave them the edge over other artists who responded to MAC’s request for proposal,” says committee member Jeanne Neville. “We needed artists who knew how to draw in their sleep.” Blanksby adds that “Portland is seen globally as a hub for graphic novel creators and lovers. Some of the world’s best indie comics publishers, comic book shops and events are here. This piece is the first graphic novel art piece in our collection and we are thrilled at the new, contemporary direction it can take us.” While it didn’t enter committee discussions during the artist selection process, another aspect of the brothers that makes them a perfect fit for the mural commission is their family’s artistic legacy of excellence. Their dad, Henk Pander, is a renowned painter, and their grandfather was a graphic designer before him. Prior to the MAC Access Program, Henk’s cityscape hung behind the sitting area just inside the Front Entrance, setting the tone for all entering the club. Now, diners will see it as they exit the Sports Pub.

The Pander Brothers have created their own space-defining work, titled Next Level, and it will be enjoyed for decades to come by all who use the new Fitness Room. To find out more about the artists’ process, and what went into creating a mural meant to represent both the club’s legacy and future, Winged M writer Jake Ten Pas interviewed them via Zoom. Winged M: What’s going on in your world right now? Are you able to pursue your art in a way some others aren’t during COVID? Jacob Pander: The pandemic has given us the opportunity to do a lot of writing and development of projects to prepare for when things open up again. Arnold’s actually been working really diligently throughout the year on writing and producing a sequel to our graphic novel Girlfiend. We live on opposite sides of town. I’ve got a family over in Northwest, and Arnold’s across the river, so we ended up working out of our own separate places and collaborating digitally. The cool thing about doing the MAC mural was that it was an opportunity to get back in the same space again. Arnold Pander: Get the band back together.

JP: Get the band back together and hang out for a month and do a big art project. That was a nice, unexpected plus. You weren’t worried about bleed between your two bubbles? JP: We’ve been trying to keep an overly strict approach because our dad’s in his 80s and there are just so many potential factors, right? Even while we were doing the mural, we were observing COVID protocols and wearing masks. AP: We’re already used to that because we worked together so long that we give each other space. I think that’s just inherent in our dynamic, and the studio that we have is a little bit small. Sharing that space for hours on end is untenable, especially at the beginning of the pandemic. In an abundance of caution, we’ve stepped away from that studio lifestyle. The mural that your dad created for MAC is one of the most valuable pieces of art that the club owns. A member of the Arts Committee mentioned seeing similarities in the color palettes between that and your new mural. Was that intentional? JP: We’ve done several murals over the years, and some of our early exposure was apprenticing under our father. His mural at

the Performing Arts Center, utilizing similar paints and palettes in terms of the mix. I think that mural was done a little after the painting for MAC. What’s interesting about the painting that the club owns is it’s a vast landscape that looks out across from Southwest Portland all the way over to the East Side. You see within it the MAC building, and it has an atmospheric perspective. As you get more distance, things are seen through the atmospheric haze and more progressively in a pastel palette. When we started working on this piece, we were also talking about the color palette. If you get stuff too vibrant, it’ll be too dominant. The space that the new mural is painted in is very monochromatic, and it is also a place where people are in their own rhythm, doing their own thing. We wanted it to be bold, exciting and present, but not too dominant in terms of the palette. That’s why we decided to also play with these more muted custom colors. Arnold did all the color mixing and color design on that piece. AP: We wanted it to be very inspiring and visually motivating. The environment dictated some modulation of brightness, and you can have it be colorful and vibrant without it being saturated and bright. I think that method works when you want Continued on page 33

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something that draws you in and intrigues and gives you the space to consider it, as opposed to something in your face that you’re just reacting to. The idea was to create a palette with exciting colors, but also one that allows the viewer to feel the mood and be able to rest and look at it. The Arts Committee mentioned that they hoped this piece would be a conversation starter. Is it designed to be more of a question mark than an exclamation point? JP: One of our early conversations with the piece was the idea of an innovation side in terms of adding an augmented reality layer to the mural. If you look at it through, say, a smartphone, the mural would come to life. [Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing discussion, and still may happen.] One of the things that we were interested in was the idea that each one of these characters could really be explored, whether in a short film or an experience of their own individual stories. There’s an ongoing conversation about how to take what’s there and have it be a jumping-off point for

narrative pieces about inspiring stories and people. Both the idea of a personal exercise journey, but also pushing through to the other side of all kinds of challenges. There’s the history concept, too. There is almost a mural within the mural, where there’s a frieze in the background of the silhouetted cricket players, which is a conversation starter. It’s the question mark. It makes one ask, what are the cricket players about? Then we learn that there is this history of cricket intrinsically woven into the history of MAC. AP: We’ve done storytelling in numerous forms, including graphic novels, obviously, and film, but what’s always been at our core is collaboration. That’s how we started out, drawing together, and then all we’re really doing with a project like this is blowing that up. In terms of storytelling, that is an exciting thing about murals, they’re singular images. This is our father’s arena, having that singular image, that one powerful moment that references history, that asks questions. It’s really doing its job as an artwork if it intrigues or inspires a conversation.

The MAC piece evolved from a very bold, simple image of a singular figure and some supporting characters. Then, conversations happened where they wanted to see more of the MAC experience reflected in it, and that prompted us to go deeper, do a little more research, and tell a broader story. What was your perception of MAC coming into the project, and how did it evolve as you did that research? JP: We grew up in Portland and when we were a lot younger, our dad painted for MAC, so we’ve been conscious of the club. AP: We lived in Goose Hollow, too, which is where the perspective for our father’s painting came from. JP: Our perception is that it’s a private club with members who go back to all kinds of Portland history in terms of the development of the city. It’s got illustrious alum. When we got the call, the invitation to engage with the project, we thought this is great, because it’s a piece of Portland’s history, and a place that has its own strong


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Continued from page 33 history. It’s not going anywhere. You do murals in certain spaces and you really don’t know what its life is going to be. Look at how many businesses are closing. AP: Hopefully, it resonates with new MAC members, too. JP: The other thing I thought about while we were painting it, is the balcony space where kids can go. I thought back to my own memories of being a kid who was taken somewhere to hang out while my parents were doing their thing. There were emblematic things that stick with you, and I think about all the kids who’ll be there and see that mural, that they’ll remember as a childhood experience. Having that big image that they could lose their imagination in, and also maybe see themselves in it. That it is a popular art form — in the style of animation, graphic novels and comics — is super cool. Hopefully, it can leave an impression on people and become a part of their experience and their memories of MAC as they grow up.

With the club’s recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, a range of people being able to see themselves represented at MAC is crucial. Your mural depicts various ethnicities and, also, a character who is differently abled. Seems like many kids could see themselves in this artwork. JP: I love that and think that’s exciting. It’s so compassionate. It’s important that people see themselves, that they see the world reflected in an accurate and inspiring way that includes them. AP: It’s just the reality of the world we live in, and we wanted to mirror that. There are different walks of life, everybody has their story and their past, and that’s a contribution that they bring to the world. The artwork can echo that and mirror the membership in a way that ideally reflects the state of our times — and where things are headed, toward an inclusive world that we share. It felt natural to convey that depth and range of backgrounds.

You were given five words to inspire this mural: power, heritage, athletic, diversity, and movement. Did any of those words instantly grab you? AP: For me, movement. Visually, that’s just something I can feel in my gut. I mean, it’s all from the gut, but that one strikes me as something I can latch onto on a visual level. JP: We’ve drawn countless compositions involving figures. One thing we unconsciously identified with when we started out was the notion that you’re dealing with a two-dimensional surface, but you want these things to leap off the page. Early on, we connected with very dynamic, expressive figure movement and deep perspective drawing within it. This piece is trying to express movements through dimension, use of color, perspective and foreshortening. Continued on page 36

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That goes back to that atmospheric perspective that we were identifying in our dad’s painting. One of the techniques that we used in the mural, was to have the background be a little bit more muted, and as you move forward to the most foreground figure, those colors become slightly more saturated and vivid. It’s very subtle, but it’s slightly modulated so that figure running forward almost appears to come off the surface. AP:These platforms that you’re seeing through, with characters on various levels, add to this dimensional, floating perspective, which itself reflects the large space of the Fitness Room. The color tints, creating the illusion of seeing through glass, are another technique we’ve been implementing. This mural is probably our most complex example of creating a dimensional space. We also put a lot of time into these customized colors and creating a palette that was harmonious. This mural is like a huge, two-page spread from one of your graphic novels. Can you give readers a hint of what comes next for one of these characters?

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JP: We’ve thought about that in broad terms. Sports are so powerful in our society because they distill the human struggle into a metaphor for the broader challenge of life. You could imagine each character’s story. Who is that guy with one leg missing, running on that blade? Was he born that way? Did he serve somewhere in the world? What is his backstory? The potential is huge in terms of how you turn the page in your mind. Let those potential stories just flow. AP: It is really a way to trigger imagination and ask those questions. The title, Next Level, is about being presented with challenges in life and then working them out in this collective environment. People come together at MAC in a trusting setting to achieve goals — to get to the next level in their workout or life. I wanted the emotion on the central character’s face to convey striving for a personal best, and hope that people can vibe off of it, that it can push them to take things to the next level. It’s the intention in each person’s story that propels them forward. WM

Committees Keep the Club Thriving Support team frees members to focus on serving, growing as individuals By Jake Ten Pas


o one single thing makes MAC unique. It’s the whole enchilada.

Anyone asking what sets the club apart would be likely to hear about the mindboggling breadth of athletic and social offerings, the spirit of camaraderie that defines the community, or possibly the proximity to some of Portland’s greatest perks. From Providence Park to the Rose Garden, downtown dining to shopping on NW 23rd, the club is nestled into a true sweet spot of Slabtown. These days, when many businesses are by appointment only, dinner is generally to-go rather than dine-in, and purchases are increasingly made online, the hush that has fallen over everything only makes the voices that define MAC that much louder — to those who are listening. For more than a century, MAC committees have been the platform for voicing member opinions and aspirations, keeping the club’s feet on the ground while it reaches for the stars, to steal a line from Casey Kasum. They also differentiate MAC from the competition. Members of even

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the poshest Portland athletic clubs generally don’t get a say in how they’re run. MAC is its members. It’s run by them, for them. When the world went virtual, and members risked feeling untethered from their community, it became all the more important to make sure committees had the support they needed to remain an integral part of the club ecosystem. The Committee Support Team was formed, and this unit keeps MAC’s nervous system firing. The CST provides information and perspective, as well as facilitating the collaborations that allow members to focus on enjoying the club, and improving it for all who call it their second home. More on that in a moment. First, what kind of individual makes the commitment to help enhance the club experience for their fellow members, and how do committees give back to not just the club, but also those who serve? The answers are varied, and two members took the time to provide some insights.

It Takes All Kinds Emily Yensen and Mark Twietmeyer got involved with MAC’s committee system for very different reasons, but at the end of the day, both have made lasting contributions and learned a thing or two along the way. For Yensen, a mix of ambition, desire for personal growth, and a deep curiosity about the club called her to serve. Twietmeyer, on the other hand, felt the pull of responsibility to those who share his passion for karate after leveling up. “It’s a quasi-rite of passage when you become a brown belt. It’s wink, wink, you’re expected to be on the committee, and to take your shot at being the chair,” Twietmeyer says. Evening classes in karate and after-work meeting times can sometimes combine for late work nights, but with only five or six people on his sport’s committee at any one time, it’s important to do your part for the pursuit you love, he points out. After three years on the committee, Twietmeyer moved to the chair position this past year, and says it’s been a

registration fees. Because MAC wasn’t charging for classes, they weren’t getting the revenue. Yet, Bill still was drawing a part-time salary. All of a sudden, we heard that Bill was going to be furloughed. “Working with Hank, we came up with a solution,” he says. “Without a sensei, we wouldn’t have class! Who’s going to teach it?” Mark Twietmeyer and Sensei Bill Plapinger

worthwhile challenge that has expanded his understanding of MAC mechanics. “It’s been a chaotic year! Definitely not typical. But it’s also been really interesting. The club is a lot bigger than I thought it was, especially in terms of employment, management and the governance of it. It’s a large organization. I was like, ‘Whoa.’ There are a lot of moving parts to it.” The committee season starts roughly in April, and COVID blew everything up in March. It just went sideways. As chair, my main focus has just been trying to keep us moving forward,” Twietmeyer says. Raquetball Pro Hank Marcus, who transitioned to the CST during MAC’s multiple closures and reopenings, has helped to shepherd Twietmeyer and his fellow committee members over sometimes confusing terrain. “I’ve really developed a good relationship with Hank. He’s been very supportive through all of this, and his understanding of what’s going on is

valuable. You give him a challenge, problem or issue, and he gets it taken care of, one way or another. I don’t know when he sleeps.” As the owner of several small businesses, Twietmeyer doesn’t have much in the way of free time. Employee allies who help him make meetings more efficient and take actions based on committee decisions have been crucial in allowing him to keep his eye on the sport he loves. With the help of Marcus, the Karate Committee has also made a huge difference for club practitioners of the martial art. COVID restrictions have altered the way students practice their katas, or sequence of movements, and eliminated kumite, or sparring. But when a round of club furloughs threatened the employment status of Sensei Bill Plapinger, it was time to take action.

Twietmeyer says he doesn’t imagine his committee service extending beyond his current role, but that’s fine, because he’s accomplishing what he set out to do. “I’m doing this for karate,” he says simply, before expanding. “Even though I’m busy, I felt driven to serve because it’s part of what’s expected of the community. I also felt qualified because I’m confident, have leadership experience and I’m able to bring that to the table to help our community.”

Never Stop Improving Twietmeyer might not continue with committees after his current term is done, but Yensen might never stop, at least as long as compelling new opportunities keep presenting themselves. Getting her start on the 20s/30s Committee fresh out of college, she was delighted to see their planning and hard work result in immensely popular After Hours events in the Sunset Bistro. Soon, she was chairing the committee. Since then, she’s served on House, Member Events, and a number of ad hocs,

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Continued from page 39 including the one dedicated to the Campus Master Plan. In a roundabout way, she even met her husband, Zac, through her service. A fellow committee members, Spencer Raymond ended up opening Civic Taproom around the corner from MAC. On its inaugural night, she and Zac struck up a conversation, and it turned out that they had gone to school together, and were both now friends with Raymond. After they tied the knot, Zac joined as Emily’s spouse. Now, as the couple prepares to have their first child, it only deepens her connection to the committee system, which advocates on behalf of members at every phase in their life journey, from children to seniors, from singles to families. Yensen has been a member since she was eight, and her parents and grandparents were members before her. “I never felt like any MAC events were not applicable to me,” she says. “I wouldn’t have attended family events without kids, but I was always really intrigued and excited by the idea of going to Family Fridays once I was a parent. When I turned 21, my dad and I went to watch my mom play tennis, and the pub let us take our wine cups to go. I was like, ‘This is so great!’ So, I was really excited for what my life would look like eventually with a family at MAC, knowing how fun it was to be a kid growing up there, too.” Yensen is a real estate agent who says she’s always looking for ways to improve professionally and personally. The work she’s done, and relationships she’s formed, as part of the committee system have helped her in her journey, and allowed

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Emily Yensen, and (opposite page) Rachel Braun, Hank Marcus, Kristein Bielecki and Rachel Resler her to assert her perspective as a younger member of an older organization. “I think what I’ve enjoyed the most has been having my voice be welcomed by senior members. Along with that, building relationships with men and women who I would never have known otherwise. In a lot of ways, they see me as an equal, which is cool. Now, I’m almost 30, but when I joined member events, I was 25. I was substantially younger than the next youngest member on the committee, and that didn’t matter. People still cared to hear what I had to say.” Yensen also says that committee service has been a great way to stay involved, and often gives those interested a preview of what’s next for MAC, and a deeper understanding of what it all means. “Being on House this year has been a really fun way to stay connected to the club while it’s been closed. I’m sure we learned more about the Fitness Room, reopening processes, parking garage updates, and the front entrance remodel before your average member did. I’ll always like planning

a party, but I think it’s a little bit more rewarding to feel like you have a say in decisions that are being made in such a big organization.”

Much More Than Support “Having a friendly face on the Committee Support Team has been fun,” Yensen says of former Member Services Specialist and current CST conduit Rachel Braun. The two knew each other from Junior League, and would often see each other around the club prior to its COVID closure. “Getting to work directly with her at the start of this year was wonderful. It was a really natural line of communication. With staff trying to adjust to working online, they must have been overwhelmed, and yet she was so polished, on top of our meetings, and sending out packet after packet of information. She is just top-of-the-line.” General Manager Charles Leverton often extolls the ability of club employees to pivot, and the CST is one of MAC’s greatest examples, with all five members

coming from other areas of the club, ranging from Child Care and Youth Programs to Facilities and Athletics. This has brought comprehensive expertise and renewed energy to engaging with club governance. “The committee system is so nuanced,” Braun says. “Every decision comes from a committee, is vetted through a series of experts, and assessed by members with differing points of view.” “The greatest challenges have been staying on top of current meetings and building new practices and strategies for the present, looking far enough ahead to be prepared for upcoming meetings, and archiving past committee work so it’s documented. We’re living in the past, present and future!” If Yensen’s opinion is any indicator, they’re not trying, they’re doing. Along with Marcus, the team is made up of Anusha Joseph, Kristin Bielecki and, most recently, Rachel Resler. Braun says that it’s a great crew to work with, but that the name Committee Support Team only hints at their varied duties. “It’s so much more than admin support. We work to set up sustainable practices, provide a small team committed to these groups’ successes, remove barriers to action, connect committees across the club, and more. As members move from one committee to the next, our goal is to make the process seamless, consistent and transparent.” Previously, Bielecki was MAC’s Youth Programs Early Childhood Supervisor, and explains that she had very minimal interactions with committees in that role. Learning the ins and outs of such a complex collection of governing bodies has taken hard work, but it’s worth it both to see the payoff in what gets done and also for the enjoyment she shares with her teammates.


“This team is a bunch of rock stars! They are amazing people who are very knowledgeable, patient, kind and funny, a lot of like folks on the committees we support. We have a great time and are always there for each other!”

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“We work in partnership with over 60 committees that cover every member interest at MAC. Getting to attend these meetings and learn about so many different people and events is extremely rewarding, not to mention the relationships we establish with the chairs,” Marcus adds. “CST has a bright future in making members’ experiences serving in the committee system a fun and rewarding experience.” WM MARCH 2021

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2020-21 Board and Standing Committee Reports Athletic

Budget & Finance


This committee has been dedicated and resilient during a very difficult year. Members quickly moved to Zoom meetings, which rarely had less than 100 percent participation. The goal from the beginning Debbie of the committee year Williams had been to provide structure and calm to sport committees and staff as the club closed and reopened with limited capacity, alongside staff layoffs and later furloughs. The committee gave space and flexibility to a new general manager as a new organizational structure was unveiled. Some of the actionable items accomplished follow:

• With finance staff, developed new rolling budgets for operations and capital expenditures.

The Communications Committtee had a busy year given the changing state mandates regarding COVID-19. The committee provided feedback, suggestions and recommendations to Communications Sara Director Stephanie Weinstein Cameron and her team on many items, including but not limited to: a communication strategic plan; quarterly focus priorities of the plan; member persona survey results; the member journey for new credentials; email newsletter strategy and logo guidelines.

• Continued work on updating Athletic Policies, including those governing committee structure, athletic membership, athletic awards and sport addition/change and impact statements. • Addressed how to support junior teams and coaches by rightsizing sport team fees in order to keep coaches at limited levels to provide ongoing training. • Provided input on various new and temporary club committees such as the E&C Modernization Project, and Opening, Logistics and Committee Support teams. Keeping member input and governance advancing was important as the club moved to engaging virtual offerings, capacity limited offerings and outside offerings for most sport programs. This group will continue to provide guidance and support as a new Athletics Director search begins. u Committee members: Chair Debbie Williams, Jan Jackson, Bill Zander, Marc Alexander, Gary Berger, Tyson Calvert, Brad Miller, Loann Wong, Amy Gaddis, Jim Laird, Gary Pape, Katherine VanZanten

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• Set up budget steering committee comprised of B&F members, trustees and staff to work out issues before Annual and Quarterly Budgets went forward for discussion and approval from B&F sub-committee.

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• Project started in PMO reworking financial statement presentation and general ledger numbers to fit with new Organizational Chart, better understand full cost of services and tracking methods as well as redesign of budgeting process. • Officially including B&F members in various committee decisions that have financial ramifications (i.e., PMO, Membership Initiative). Future commitment for B&F committee members being part of projects that have financial implications before coming to B&F for final approval to move forward to the Board. • Commitment for future review of fiscal policies and procedures to better manage unforeseen situations (i.e., COVID-19) that might otherwise cause us to not be able to operate within policy. • Normal functions such as monthly operating financial statement review and annual insurance renewals. u Committee members: Chair Connie Dunkle-Weyrauch, Sandy Moore II, Dave Brezinksi, Melissa Nelson, Tammy Miller, Tina Lee, Victor Perry, Dan Morris, Kathleen Elliott, Kandis Brewer Nunn, Brian Albritton, Lori Hesse, Mary Manilla, Don Petersen, Ella Mills

Four subcommittees worked in the areas of crisis communications, channel and content, governance guidelines and digital strategy. We received regular updates from our liaisons who were involved in other MAC groups, such as the Diversity Admissions Committee, E&C Modernization Project, the Steering Committee and the Engagement Team. u Committee members: Chair Sara Weinstein, Meagan Kalez, Bruce Landrey, Judith Perry, Diane Bozak, Macey Laurick, Brad Nelson, Janet Rankin, Kate Slott, Sydney Baer, Susan Bladholm, Jenna Cooper, Lisa Girard, Debbie Koesel


Diversity Admissions


Member Events

The committee updated the diversity admission nomination worksheet packet, including the recommendation letter guidelines to make the application process clearer for MAC members who are nominating potential candidates Jenny Kim and also for applicants. With the challenges of restricted club access and pandemic shutdowns, the committee did not receive any new applications between April and December 2020, so committee members spent the time focusing on gathering member feedback on MAC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) needs and priorities. The committee strongly recommended creation of a new major committee to focus on club-wide DEI strategy and meaningful implementation.

The House Committee serves as champions and stewards of the club — recommending establishing, monitoring, and enforcing rules of conduct that support the club’s mission, values and policies. The committee investigates any Ann Blume alleged infraction of the rules and presents its findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

The following social event committees are responsible for generating events that bring MAC members together as a community. Their resilience, creativity, and determination helped maintain traditions, started new ones, and expanded member engagement.

u Committee members: Chair Jenny Kim, Debbie Bensching, Lisanne Butterfield, Katherine Bloomfield, Jim Connolly, Christina Gong, Juanita Lewis, Brian Boehne, Maryam Bolouri, Richard Maxwell, Natalie Willes

Food & Beverage This committee year had been designed to establish greater oversight and develop a strategy of operational planning and guidance to assist in a procedural protocol matrix within the Food & Beverage department. Like most Todd Husband committees, work came to a halt due to COVID and the scope for the entire organization was re-adjusted to provide limited food and beverage service in a safe and adjustable standard due to the quarantine. The committee is set to pick up again in 2021-22 if conditions allow for refocusing back to standard practices and meeting the charge set by the board. u Committee members: Chair Todd Husband, Leigh Galloway, Anne Cleve, Coleen Jamison, Rachael Seeger, Jessica Grimmer, Hunt Norris, Bob Radler, George Schweitzer, Janet Strader, Dennis Thompson

While COVID led to a decline in infractions, the committee took advantage of the time to update the master Club Rule Book, revise the minimum sanction schedule, enhance the policy for animals in the club and, in conjunction with the Membership Committee, revise the nonresident member criteria. Infractions during the year included failure to wear masks; working out in areas outside of the scheduled reservation; and mistreatment of staff and members, including threats and abuse. The committee attempted to work with members to alter behavior through friendly reminders. When that failed, the incidents were investigated, leading to sanctions. u Committee members: Chair Ann Blume, John Becker, Nancy Duhnkrack, Mona Garg, Ann Gerson, Patrick Niedermeyer, Bob Nunn, Nathan Ayotte, Mark Cleve, Maureen Mader, John “Jack” Phillips, Judith “Judie” Simpson, Bev Davis, Ted Fettig, David Jarvis, Kathryn Joyce, Emily Yensen

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Balladeers: (Jon Lee, chair) Helped organized Brothers Sing On at University of Portland, moved all rehearsals online, launched a YouTube channel, recorded several online performances, received the McAlpin Award for outstanding volunteer work, and most importantly, celebrated their 80th anniversary. Culture & Style: (Gretchen Strum, chair) Congratulations on their sheer determination in reworking a major annual tradition, the Holiday Fashion Show, into a virtual watch party complete with swag bags and champagne! Family Events: (Emily Whiting, chair) Kept traditions alive with Family Fall Festival and numerous holiday events, from Santa Bingo to cupcake decorating, and a holiday drive-through Open House. Holiday Decorating: (Bridget Connolly, chair) With committed determination they made sure MAC looked and felt full of the holiday spirit, full of magic and tradition. MelloMACs: (Amy Johnson, chair) They sang at four assisted living facilities, gathered weekly to sing, recorded videos singing national anthem and Auld Lang Syne for MAC and local events. Social Activities: (Anne Cleve, chair) Responsible for Drag Queen Bingo, monthly Trivia Nights and the chili cookoff tailgate party! 20s/30s: (Louie Paul, chair) Increased committee members, quickly adopted Zoom for meetings and generated ideas to implement once the club fully reopens. u Committee members: Chair Jennifer Strait, Leanne Wheatley, Linda Iverson, Allana Strader, Sheri Anderson, Dana Baioni, Jim Bruce, Sandra Cost, Mari DiOrio, Mary Kay Rodman, Ashley Vachal

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Membership The committee was forced to shift much of its focus as resignations and requests for exceptions to policies and procedures substantially increased during the pandemic. Committee members were instrumental in finding ways to onboard new memJaime Daigle bers in the heals of the 2020 Lottery, and worked with a multidisciplinary team to recommend innovative membership initiatives. The committee continues to evaluate its policies and procedures and recommend appropriate modifications and/or exceptions in a manner that is consistent and fairly applied.


Technology Advisory

The committee completed the following significant projects: parking management system and garage resurfacing.

• Provided guidance and technology advice on new access control systems, including parking, entrance and guest management.

Projects to be completed in 2021 include phase 1 of exterior door and camera installation renovations of the Main and and Athletic Entrances.

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u Committee members: Chair Ken Boyko, Tom Bard, Diana Callaway, Jutta Allen, Scott Prater, Spencer Raymond, Alison Rosenblum, Todd Siegel, Donna Wax, Annamarie Kooning, Laura Martin, Marc Monaghan, Gerry Williams, Steve Yarosh

u Committee members: Chair Jamie Daigle, Kathy Dodds, Shirley Hoehne, Bridget Connolly, Chris Farrington, Ron Fraback, Scott Jenkins, Carolyn “Carrie” Stevens, Maryam Zare, Catherine Blanksby, Allison Grebe Lee, Geoffrey McCarthy, Dana Rasmussen, Arvin Ticzon

• Helped advise on the security aspects of supporting a 100 percent remote workforce during COVID.

Joshua Blank

• Provided guidance on the rollout of new MAC email accounts for the Board of Trustees and committee chairs to enhance collaboration and data security. • Explored remote offerings to keep the member community more engaged during the pandemic. • Provided support and advice on the automation of various workflows to reduce paper trails and sharing sensitive information. u Committee members: Chair Joshua Blank, Byron Gaddis, Michael Shepherd, David Huffman, Kyle Johnson, Richard Appleyard, Soren Andersen, Dave Brezinski, Hanna Joyce, Steve Kaplan, Andrea Bowen, Fergus Caldicott, Shahrzad Dey








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International Women’s Day and #ChooseToChallenge


ultnomah Athletic Club and Multnomah Athletic Foundation are teaming up to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8 as well as presenting a week of specially curated events honoring women and their allies. Club members, staff, friends, colleagues, partners and the broader community are invited to join organizers by pledging to inspire and support all women and embracing the day’s 2021 theme: #ChooseToChallenge.

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From challenging inequality, to calling out gender bias and questioning stereotypes, it’s time to take action for a more inclusive world. Create a personal or family challenge or get inspiration from the International Women’s Day website:

How to Join the Challenge • Gather COVID-safe family and friends who are willing to take the #ChooseToChallenge pledge.

• Raise a hand in solidarity and snap a few pictures. • Email picture(s) and personal challenges to by March 12. MAC and MAF appreciate club members’ commitment to support and advocate for women. Anyone who submits a photo and commits to the challenge will be entered to win #ChooseToChallenge swag.


Monday, March 8 Campaign for Inclusion Panel Discussion 6-7:15 p.m. Be part of a virtual conversation, hosted Lisa Bendt, executive director of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. An amazing panel of female leaders discuss inclusion and equity drawing from firsthand experiences in athletics, the nonprofit and corporate sectors, entrepreneurship, community volunteerism and education. Register for this free event and participate in a Q&A at the end. Nonmembers can sign up via the foundation’s website: CTC100

Tuesday, March 9 International Women's Day All-Female Wine Dinner 7-9 p.m. In addition to featuring three female chefs from MAC’s esteemed culinary team, the dinner focuses on women winemakers from around the state: See page 26 for details.

Wednesday, March 10 Wednesday, March 31 Virtual Race with Girls on the Run Welcome, or welcome back, to the monthly MAC Virtual Race Series. The March

run route is brought to you by Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s community grant partner, Girls on the Run, as well as the MAC Tri-Run Committee. GOTR inspires girls

to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. A map and a time-submission form are sent along with the registration confirmation email. Winners in each age group receive prizes; all ages and genders are welcome. CTC103

Thursday, March 11 Pioneers in Skirts Film Screening 6:30-8 p.m. In an inspiring portrait of perseverance and determination, Pioneers in Skirts director Ashley Maria shares her story of frustration working in the film industry while traveling across the United States speaking to fellow pioneering women and topic experts. She also follows the journey of three girls on a robotic team, their fathers and a young mother. By the end of her quest, Maria discovers out how we all can address the stereotyping and sexism that can chip away at a woman, hurt her potential, and make her feel like she must re-think her dreams. Join MAF and MAC to view the film and take part in a live, post-screening Zoom Q&A and impact discussion with the filmmaker. Be prepared to leave feeling challenged to do more about gender bias and sexism and share solutions for how real change can be made for women and girls today. There is no cost to attend. Nonmembers can sign up via CTC104

Friday, March 12 Virtual Coffee Conversations 9-10 a.m. Start the day and finish the week with informal and uplifting conversations. Grab a cup of coffee and join fellow club members and staff via Zoom. In three 15-minute breakout sessions, led by women leaders from the MAC and MAF, participants can share experiences related to overcoming adversity, pushing through barriers, balancing home and work life, as well as share personal #ChooseToChallenge pledges. CTC105

Women-Focused Ellové Class

Nia Technique Classes

The Ellové Technique is a non-impact fitness conditioning class that uses a mat and light hand weights. It is designed to strengthen and rejuvenate through the techniques of dance, yoga, fitness and Pilates. The class at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 is team taught by Kimmie Brunke and Linda Spaulding.

Nia combines martial arts, modern dance arts and yoga in a workout set to music that leaves one feeling emotionally uplifted and centered. Join Anita Stark, 2020 Nia Teacher of the Year for these virtual classes directly from the GX calendar at No registration is needed.

In honor of women’s wellness, pink foam rollers will be given to each participant in the in-person class courtesy of the American Cancer Society. Register for the in-person class (15-person limit) or join virtually (no registration required) from the GX calendar at

8 a.m Thursday, March 11 Theme: Practicing strength and agility without tension to increase self-worth


8 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 Theme: Practicing the joy of movement

9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13 Theme: Practicing flexibility and mobility to increase one’s potential

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Stay connected virtually while in-person gatherings are still restricted inside the club. Select March and April events and classes are listed here. Check the MAC@Home webpage for a complete list, including Athletics & Wellness and Culinary offerings.

March 1-14 Spring Forward Duathlon This Tri-Run Committee event has options for either an at-home or in-person, at MAC, socially distanced race. The two events are a 10 kilometer bike ride and a two mile run. Register to receive all event updates and reminders. Race results must be submitted by March 15. Any questions can be sent to SFD0301

Wednesday, March 3 Virtual Q&A with Presidents and GM

Wednesday, March 10 Virtual Professional Business Networking 7:30-9 a.m. Register at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235. The cost is $5 to register and receive the Zoom link. PRO101

Thursday, March 11 Spring Family Craft Kit Pick Up

garage at your designated time to tailgate. Bring camping chairs, blankets and warm clothes for this outdoor party. Alcohol and green beer can be purchased. The cost is $27 for adults and $22 for kids ages 12 and younger. PAT001

Monday, March 15 Virtual History Book Group 6:30 p.m. The book chosen for March is Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-Up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World by Lesley M.M. Blume. Contact Chet Orloff for more information: chetorloff@gmail. com or 503-805-5461.

4-6 p.m.

Join new MAC Board of Trustees President Rob Torch, past President Will Lee and General Manager Charles Leverton for a live Q&A session A Zoom link is provided after registration. MEV220

Monday, March 8 Virtual Trivia Night

Friday, March 12 St. Patrick’s Day Tailgate 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.

7-9 p.m. Sign up with a team of six or register solo and be added to a group. The cost is $5 per person. A Zoom link and more details are provided after registration. MEV365

MAC chefs serve corned beef, braised cabbage and carrots, potatoes, wholegrain mustard sauce and Irish soda bread. Drive into the second floor of the parking

Tuesday, March 16 Mad Science: Wacky Water 4-5 p.m. Recreate the motion of the ocean. Explore the power of density to make things float. Each participant needs to be registered so that they receive their own kit. The cost is $10 per child. MAD316 Continued on page 50


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Celebrate spring with a specially created craft kit designed by the Family Events Committee. Share completed crafts with the MAC community on the MAC Families Facebook page. Kits are limited to one per child. The cost is $8 per kit and get picked up in the Turnaround. CRAFT001

Exploring on Foot with Friends, Old and New Join the Walking & Hiking Committee for the Tuesday outings in March. Register at using the quick codes provided.

March 16 Champoeg State Park

March 2 Historic Sherwood

March 23 Alameda Ridge Stairwalk and Gardens WH0323


March 9 Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge WH0309


March 30 Marquam Nature Park WH0330

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Tuesday, March 16 Healthy Cooking Class 3:30-4:30 p.m. Learn how to make nutritionally balanced meals from fresh local produce with MAC Sous Chef Deanna Bascom and Dietician Tysen Christensen. The cost is $5 for the

virtual class or $35 for class plus an ingredient box. Choose from two protein options

and pick up box in the Turnaround 3-5 p.m. Monday, March 15. MEV112

Listen & Learn: Ellis Lawrence — Architect, Mentor, Advocate 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Eric Wheeler for an overview of the life of architect Ellis Fuller Lawrence, the leading organizer of his profession in Oregon in the early 20th century. There is no cost to attend this virtual event. MEV373

Wednesdays, March 17-31 Thursdays, March 18-April 1 Evening Cycling 5 p.m. Biking for all members! Wednesdays are challenging rides while Thursdays are more relaxed and recreational. CY0317, CY0318; CY0324, CY0325; CY0331, CY0401

Thursday, March 18 Dried Flower Wreath Making 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of floral arranging and drying while you create a modern wreath to celebrate the spring harvest, in this virtual class with AssemblyPDX. All supplies, tools and equipment provided and can be picked up from the Turnaround 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. The cost is $60. CRAFT101

Monday, March 22 Virtual Trivia Night 7-9 p.m. Sign up with a team of six or register solo and be added to a group. The cost is $5 per person. A Zoom link and more details are provided after registration. MEV366

This month’s book is The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Jonson. Contact Martha Dixon at

Sunday, April 4 Easter Family Festival

Monday, April 19 Virtual History Book Group

Tuesday, March 30 Evening Literary Group 7 p.m.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Join fellow MAC families in the Turnaround for a spring-time festival of fun. This year, experience a creative twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt with a circuit of activities and games to engage families safely outdoors. Plus, there will be animal surprises and prizes! Space is limited with three 1-hour sessions available. Admission is $10 per child and adults are free. Registration required for all attendees. EGG001

The book chosen for April is The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan. Contact Chet Orloff for more information: chetorloff@ or 503-805-5461.

Tuesday, April 13 Listen & Learn: Getting to Net Zero Energy in Central Oregon 6:30-7:30 p.m. SolAire Homebuilders has been building energy-efficient, green homes in Central Oregon for 25 years. Learn about the process and building techniques used to build a net zero energy home and ask builder Mike O’Neil and his home sales specalist, Kate Eskew, questions. LIS001

Thursday, April 15 Virtual Punch Needle Class Join AssemblyPDX for a virtual class on the art of punch needle. Explore the various texture options and create a 11x11 inch work, pre-mounted and ready to hang. Pick up all necessary supplies in the Turnaround, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. The cost is $65. CRAFT102

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1:30-2:30 p.m. The Culture & Style Committee presents award-winning writer and artist Catherine Haley Epstein, who leads a journey through the contemporary olfactory world, from perfume making to smellocopters, and explain why scent is such an integral component of the creative process. Pick up an activity kit and a copy of her book, Nose Dive, 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 16. A Zoom link is provided after registration. The cost is $25 per person. SCENT101

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Sunday, April 18 Scent Workshop with Catherine Haley Epstein

Tuesday, April 20 Brain-Based Time Management Class 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This class is taught by Mary Ellen Baker of and offers concrete tools and strategies to stay on track and on time, plan one’s days and weeks, and prioritize any workload. A Zoom link is provided after registration. AEC133

Tuesday, April 27 Evening Literary Group 7 p.m. This month’s book is Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Contact Martha Dixon at




with you. This continuous communication loop is now a part of our fabric and will remain so.

hat a year! There are lists of things that would encapsulate both our victories and our learnings, but I don’t think they would tell you the complete story of 2020. This has been a year of immense growth for our club, our community, our staff and for me personally. But growth only happens when you apply stress.

I mentioned that one of the board’s priorities was onboarding our new GM, Charles Leverton, and I want to tell you a little about him. We chose Charles from a pool of impressive candidates because of the skills and experience he brings from his background in the military and at Nike. He brought best practices in business, strategy and leadership to our club. He has spent time absorbing and learning our culture. This year alone he has had more than 100 on-on-ones with members via phone calls, lunches and meetings.

We’ve made mistakes, but we’ve made them together and learned from them. We’ve not been perfect. I recall the excitement at the board retreat last March. We developed a roadmap for the year. We were to successfully onboard the GM, continue a more deliberate approach to how we do projects through our PMO (Project Management Office), begin the work of visioning what the MAC of 2035 will look like though the campus master plan and we prioritized a long list of projects. We were proud of what we could achieve and believed it was an ambitious but reasonable target. Just two weeks later, the global pandemic forced us to close the club. That’s when we discovered our real priorities for the year, which will be the priorities of the club moving forward — focusing on listening to our members, concentrating on being the team responsible for the future of the club, making personal sacrifices of time, and commitment to honor our pledge as officers with an unrelenting commitment to keep this community active and engaged. We knew how to follow the pre-established roadmap, our strategic plan, set up by this and previous boards, but now we had to chart a new course where no map existed. We had 130 years of tradition to help us understand what programs and services served our members best. In a pre-COVID world, it was easy to see a path to the end of the year. But COVID turned out the lights and, at times, we found ourselves struggling to see even one day ahead. We had to regularly check and adjust, and with no members in the club, we had to develop

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effective ways to receive your feedback. We had to reestablish contact with our members through new mediums. We assembled teams of members and staff to create, from scratch, a virtual program that would be of value to all members, whether young or old. Every step of the way we sought input from members. At first, we started an Engagement team populated by staff and members whose purpose was to identify member needs, create ideas to solve for them, test, adjust and grow. You will recall that at the beginning our instructors were using their phones to webcast classes from their homes while we scrambled to identify the correct media platform to reach the largest number of members. I want to recognize and thank those staff for being so creative and willing to adapt. In the early days we received Sounding Boards criticizing the quality and accessibility of the videos (understandably), which slowly turned to requests that we never stop providing digital content. Today, there are more than 1,000 people who’ve registered to watch the Annual Meeting. Although we opened the channel for listening, it wasn’t substantial enough so we launched the Q&A sessions to answer your questions live and share information

He partnered with the Oregon Health and Fitness Association, which worked with the governor’s office to write smarter mandates that would allow us to offer our members greater access to our facility. As we have regularly informed you through our weekly emails, this work is directly responsible for the pools reopening in October as well as our ability to provide an open-air temporary fitness area in the parking garage. He has created high-performing teams and staff have been given a voice and have been empowered to work autonomously in their areas of expertise. He has successfully completed a reorganization with crossfunctional teams that can run at full speed through stable and unstable environments. He has done everything we asked him to do and he’s done it during the most unpredictable year imaginable. I thank him for his leadership and partnership with the board. I’ve thought long and hard about who I should recognize for helping to ensure the continued vitality of our club this year. It’s difficult to pinpoint the contributions of specific individuals because it took so many hands to lift us. It is very appropriate that I acknowledge our staff for their hard work, energy and resilience. Each one of them at every level of the organization has played a crucial role in bringing members the best possible


communicates our decision-making process to the membership; the Budget and Finance for their counsel; the Athletics Committee for pivoting through an everchanging series of mandates to help us get sports teams back to practice and members back in to the club for workouts and sports; Member Events for their creativity during a time when in-person gatherings were not permitted, and to all the members of the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee whose work will make MAC a more welcoming and inclusive place for all. Lastly, I want to thank my wife, Allison, for being my rock and for her partnership and support throughout the last three years, and our children, Finn and Logan, who haven’t seen much of me this last year. I am looking forward to spending more time with them all! experience. I attended every weekly staff meeting over the last year and saw firsthand how everyone brought their A-game every day, despite the general uncertainty around mandates and restrictions. My fellow officers, Marianne, Mike and Connie, are an incredible team and I thank them for all they have done for MAC over the last three years of board service and for their friendship. As well as my fellow officers, I want to recognize the rest of the board for their hard work, late nights and passion for MAC. Second-year trustees, Steve Brown, Chase McPherson, Rob Torch and Reidun

Zander and first years Kyle Goulard, Mike Mathews, Irma Valdez and Marilyn Whitaker. It’s been my honor to lead this united team as we approached every challenge not as problems to be solved, but as opportunities to improve our club. Committees remain the lifeblood of our community. This year there were more than 600 committee members serving on 63 committees — outnumbering staff by three to one. Thank you all for your passion and dedication to MAC. My special thanks to the Communications Committee who helped us navigate a near-seismic shift in the way the board

Now, for my last pivot, I want to look ahead at what 2021 has in store for members. If you were under the impression that we were waiting for the pandemic to end to bring value to members you have misheard. We have turned the corner from surviving to thriving. As we open the doors in February to welcome you back inside the club you will find that we have been busy. Projects that have been at the top of members’ wish lists have been accelerated to take advantage of the closure. Continued on page 54

Honoring 50-Year Members MAC’s 50-year members were honored both at a drive-thru event in the Turnaround in January and at the Annual Meeting on Feb. 2. They are listed below in alphabetical order: Marjorie Anderson, Mary Ballantyne, Robert Bay, Maryanne Bay, J. R. Bloch, Marion Bloch, Mitchell Boyce, Ann Brown, J Franklin Cable, Ann Clarke, Graham Colton, Carole Connell, Deanna Cundari, Michael Davis, Carol DeFrancq, Peter Dowsett, Elon Ellis III, Karen Qvale Feiner, Amy Fields, Judith Fitch, William Floberg, Bruce Fraser, Linda Gilbaugh, Ronald Gotcher, Lynn Gotcher, Richard Harbert, Patricia Hay, Ronald Highet, Louis Jansky, Dianne Johnston, Leslie Labbe, John Lansing Jr., Theodore Lehman, Valerie Mattson, Anne Munro, Andy Newlands, Robin Nicol, Elizabeth Preble, William Rosenfeld Jr., Henk Schenk, Scott Sherwood, Susan Smith, Pamela Smith, Barbara Snow, Diane Thomas, Thomas Usher, Evans Van Buren Jr., Robert Wagner, Gerald Walsh, Tom Waters and Helen Whitsell

MAC trustees hand out 50-year pins in the Turnaround.

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Balladeers perform at 2021 virtual Annual Meeting.

2021 McAlpin Award The McAlpin Award, named for MAC’s first president Arthur B. McAlpin, is presented each year to honor an outstanding commitment to the club’s social activities, dedication and volunteerism. This year, the award celebrates a group of individuals who are more than volunteers; they are community builders. Congratulations to the Balladeers Men’s Chorus — the oldest continuously performing men’s choir west of the Mississippi. MAC honors and thanks them for 80 years of continued devotion to the club and its community.

In addition to singing at numerous athletic events, citizenship ceremonies, retirement homes, museums and even at Carnegie Hall, the group regularly visits St. Mary’s Home for Boys, a treatment center for at-risk youth. “When they come, just to entertain with no agenda, they help the boys know there are good people in the world,” says St. Mary’s Director Lynda Walker. Indeed, that is the essence of community building. All male MAC members are invited to join the group. No audition is required, nor is singing ability. All that’s needed is to show up, join in, and a desire to connect with one another and the community. For more information on how to join the Balladeers, contact Jon Lee at

Continued from page 53 Our parking garage has been resurfaced from top to bottom and the spaces have been relined, making them wider and more accessible. A new credentialing system using RFID is in place and will be rolled out over the next few months. You will receive new stickers for your vehicles that will enable your car to automatically open the barriers upon entry. Permitted guests will use a ticket machine — this will put an end to unauthorized parking in the garage and increase security. Our thanks to the Facility Access Committee.

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On Jan. 18 we broke ground on the new front entry, which will become a lighter, brighter and more welcoming space for all our members while increasing security. Upon completion this spring, members will be greeted by a beautiful front desk. Our retail space will be back in the same area as now, but there will be clear sightlines from the new Fitness Room at the west end all the way to the grand ballroom at the east. My thanks to the Front Entry Committee for all their work in bringing this project to life.

Speaking of the new Fitness Room, it is my pleasure to perform its official unveiling. Thank you to all on the E&C Modernization Committee for rallying to bring this project to completion ahead of schedule. Thank you for joining us this evening. Stay healthy, and I look forward to seeing you in person soon. Good night. Check the April magazine for a candid conversation between Will Lee and new MAC President Rob Torch.

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New Trustees Are Better Together Individuality and willingness to work together unite the newest class of board members, and that’s perfect for representing a multifaceted club such as MAC. Meet the candidates who were presented and voted in at the 2021 Annual Meeting in February.

Nathan Ayotte Sometimes, to paraphrase an ‘80s power ballad, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. While Nathan Ayotte has always appreciated the social aspect of MAC, the past year has helped him to appreciate it all the more. “Sharing a meal or running into a friend in the hallway is not groundbreaking, but this pandemic has made me realize how important it is to me. There is not another place in my life like MAC,” he says. As executive vice president of Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, he’s quite familiar with organizations steeped in history, and sees connections between his career and his new position on the Board |of Trustees. “We have a long history of great leaders who have served as trustees for our club. I’m excited to share their experience and hope to contribute in any way that I can. I love technology and the way it can help us remove obstacles for innovation. I also love tradition and the way it connects us to our past. I work for a company with a rich past and many great traditions. We endeavor to celebrate our history and embrace the new technologies that make us better. MAC faces similar challenges, and I am excited to share my perspective. For Ayotte, sharing perspective goes both ways, and while he looks forward to contributing, an emphasis on learning is also key to his approach. “In my experience, the best way to contribute to any organization is to be open and curious. I have a tremendous amount of respect for my fellow trustees, and look forward to collaborating on projects and solutions that make us better.”

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When all parties involved in a process are open to giving, receiving and collaborating, there’s little that can’t be accomplished, as far as Ayotte is concerned. “Working on committees, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in a number of different projects and always enjoyed collaborating with trustees to solve problems. Now, I have the opportunity to continue this work from a slightly different perspective. “We are living in unprecedented times. I am determined to help our club navigate through the difficulties and optimistic about the strength we are building for the future.”

Richard Maxwell As a trustee, Richard Maxwell is committed to continuing to learn from his fellow members, the club’s history and its evolving culture. The retired wealth management expert has been an active part of refining MAC’s viewpoint, helping the club to navigate sometimes difficult conversations as part of an ad hoc committee dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “I’ve always believed that you must have a voice at the table if you want to effect change,” he says. “We are an incredible MAC family with different perspectives. The values and perspectives we hold will move us forward for years to come.” Maxwell adds that when he’s passionate about something, he gets involved, and that as someone who loves MAC, he has always wanted to do whatever he could to add value. “What I will bring to the board is years of executive management experience, with a strong focus on effective communication and listening. “My biggest hope from this experience is to learn from my fellow trustees, employees

and members,” he says. Maxwell has been on several boards throughout his career, but says MAC is its own unique proposition. “You can’t necessarily prepare for this. The scope is broad and requires a tremendous amount of collaboration with the entire MAC family.” While he acknowledges that this family is huge and contains a wide range of backgrounds, beliefs and opinions, he also believes that the club membership has a lot in common. “I’m a native Portlander and although I moved away for 20 years, I couldn’t wait to get back home. There’s very much a community feeling here and especially within the MAC.”

Alison Rosenblum Not everyone who uses the slang for making money, “Get that cheddar,” means it literally. Regardless of whether Alison Rosenblum has ever uttered that phrase herself, that’s exactly what she does as development manager for Tillamook Creamery. “My work has always been focused on understanding people — specifically how and why we buy premium food or beverages,” she says. “When we do that, we’re not just buying something to fill us up. We’re buying a story, an experience, and so much more. “I think of the club like that, too. When we join MAC, are we joining for a gym, a restaurant or tennis courts? All of those things are available in so many places. How is what we get here distinctly MAC? I hope to bring a unique perspective to questions about how we as members value the club and our community, and to discussions

around what they will look like in the next year, or ten years from now!” Rosenblum first came to committee work through the advice of second-year trustee Marilyn Whitaker, and after a chance encounter with the communications team and Executive Chef Philippe Boulot. She was working outside the Sports Pub at the table next to a meeting where chef was talking to a group about marketing his upcoming events.

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“I couldn’t resist. I went up to them and struck up a conversation, and said something like ‘I feel like I should be in this conversation.’ Next thing I knew, I was on the Communications Committee!” Doing new business development for Tillamook, Rosenblum explains that she often does work that seems like it is starting a new business within a historical, 111-year-old one. Recently, she learned a term that describes this phenomenon, “intrapreneur,” and says she feels it’s extremely relevant to where MAC is at right now. “Has there ever been so much change in one year here? While there’s a lot to celebrate and get back to from the pre-COVID days, we are going to continue to evolve and have so much to look forward to, also. We will need to have thoughtful discussions and plans for what our ‘new normal’ is, and I am honored to have the opportunity to be part of them.”

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Synchronized swimming involves a very specific mixture of individual athleticism and grace, plus teamwork and flawless timing. Katherine O. VanZanten got her start on the Synchro Committee, and it sounds like she’ll use all of those attributes in her time on the Board of Trustees. “Each board member has something to add based upon their life experiences. I am hopeful that as a group, we represent some of the different views and experiences of MAC’s members,” she says. “I wish everyone could find a place like this, one that benefits all members of their family. The club offers social, dining and fitness opportunities that appeal to each member of mine. My hope is to help ensure that each member’s experiences at MAC makes their life better.” Continued on page 58

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Continued from page 57 The attorney for boutique law firm Cable Huston LLP brings an array of experiences to the table working on behalf of some of Oregon’s largest companies and making each client feel special. She says there are parallels with MAC, which combines large-scale community engagement with collaboration between smaller groups that each have their specific interests and passions. Deepening her commitment to the club was a no-brainer. “When asked if I was willing to serve as a trustee, I was excited for this new opportunity,” she says. “MAC continues to impress me, specifically the changes made to address the pandemic and offer value to the members. The new fitness and social programs compliment current club activities. During the next three years, I look forward to watching MAC continue to grow and adapt to meet the needs of our current and future members,” she adds.

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MAC instructors led members of all ages through workouts on the pitch in January. PHOTOS BY ANGI GUNTHER

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Early Birds gathered in January to celebrate Ione Clair’s 88th birthday. PHOTOS BY HOLLY LEKAS

11. Ione Clair with Bob and Cindy Moody 12. Britta Jaques and Ione Clair 13. Ione Clair, Sarah and Rob Edstrom 14. Ione Clair and Jude Simpson 15. Alison Rosenblum and Ione Clair 16. Linda and Scott Spaulding with Ione Clair

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Fitness and Wellness Instructor Spotlights


rom personal trainers and Group Ex instructors to massage and physical therapists, MAC’s Fitness and Wellness staff works to keep members healthy, no matter the global health circumstances. While longstanding relationships have been built over the years, there have been personnel changes and new offerings added over the past few months. Learn more about the diversity of programs offered, connect with new faces and reconnect with familiar ones.

Linda Spaulding heads MAC’s Group Exercise department and has experience teaching nearly every class format the club offers. With more than 35 years of industry experience, and 25 years at MAC, she brings professionalism and pizazz to her classes, motivating members to challenge themselves, while having fun. She draws from a wealth of wellness and occupational safety knowledge to inspire members as a personal coach, and her boundless energy and optimism helps students rise to the occasion! Yoga Supervisor Lisa Buchmiller has been teaching and training clients for more than 20 years, 16 of those at MAC. She instructs with an emphasis on alignment and loves to help her clients understand how to work with anatomy. A classically trained dancer, Buchmiller’s choice of music is never random. Whether teaching a yoga class or BarreFit, she puts thoughtful focus into the playlists she uses. Buchmiller infuses her passion for injury prevention into all her classes, including The Ellové Technique,® which she co-created.

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Feeling Good, Inside and Out I cannot stress enough how important healthy lifestyle and nutritional choices are for your body, but feeling good about how you look is also important. As we age, years of smiles and scowls, along with worry and sleepless nights, start to show on the face. I’m in my 40s and I have used Botox to temporarily erase those signs, and I gladly perform this service to my patients as well. However, as we age, we also start to have cellular and molecular damage. This DNA damage accumulates and also decreases our ability to repair, produce energy and keep inflammation in check. We know that inflammation is the heart of most disease processes, especially the diseases associated with midlife and beyond. Examples include heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer and dementia. How does one measure cellular age? There are a few companies that are testing people’s telomere lengths. Telomeres are caps at the end of chromosomes and appear to get shorter and shorter due to age, stress and disease. When measured and compared to healthy people of a similar age, the results are an estimation of cellular age (as compared with actual age). Although I don’t think this test is a critical one, I find data interesting and informative, so I took the test. The results didn’t change my way of living or nutritional choices, but they expanded my interest in looking more at the theories behind aging.


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Volleyball Teams Are Back in Action Starting the year off without a gym to practice in did not deter the Juniors Volleyball program. The Turnaround provided the perfect covered ceiling height for some all-weather practice and allowed the teams to practice with a ball and even a net. While the hope is that volleyball in the Turnaround will not become the norm, it’s certainly another COVID-times experience these athletes will not soon forget.

MAC U16 Volleyball Team plays in the sand at Gabriel Park to get in practice.

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By the Numbers

In mid-2020, COVID-19 restricted athletic guests at MAC, so tennis lovers were forced to look inward for their competitive fix. The Team Pandemic League replaced USTA matches and saw an impressive 19 all-MAC teams created. Competition was tough, and competitive matches were played for club bragging rights. The City League Replacement League replaced, you guessed it, the City League. Of the 240 women who regularly compete on MAC teams, 130 of them took the courts. Singles players were forced to enter a new MAC Ladder last year in order to get competitive play time. Men’s, Women’s and Junior Ladders were also formed, and 112 athletes entered to do battle.



Doubles matches played*

1,856 Tennis balls used in league play*


istorians have long argued how the term “love” became part of the tennis scoring system. There are stories of how the English heard the French say l’oeuff (egg) and thought they were hearing “love.” Paul Reber Others say playTENNIS HEAD COACH ers who scored zero games were playing for “the love of the game,” and that is how “love” came to be. Personally, I think it is because of the passion the game creates in those who regularly pick up a racquet. And, looking at MAC Tennis numbers during the early part of the pandemic, I believe there is an argument to be made.



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Singles matches played*


When MAC temporarily closed its doors in November, tennis players were forced into unconventional training methods. Enter the MAC parking garage, or G3. During the nearly four months that courts were inaccessible, more than 700 members signed to play agains the garage wall. Spoiler alert: The wall won!

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Coaches Corner: Some Painful Truth for Tennis Players Every once in a while, I sit down and dig through old tennis memories from my childhood and college days — pictures, notes from old coaches and from myself, draw sheets from successful runs in tournaments, and the like. This past Christmas I found notes I’d taken from something I had read when I was younger. I wish I had written down when and where I read these statements, but they are as true today as they were back then. • Tennis is a game of movement. Efficient movement helps, but you must move to play the game well. • Mistakes happen so get used to it. Perfection is not something for which a tennis player needs to strive. How a player handles mistakes is key. • Practice partners do not have to be better than you for a good practice. If that is your thought, maybe you’re not as good as you think. • There is no such thing as a bad drill, only drills you are bad at. Drills you are bad at is exactly what is needed to improve. • Real wins come in a tournament or league match. Practice matches are just that, practice. • One win doesn’t mean you are better than they are. Beating them most of the time proves it. • You control your emotions and no one else. The opponent didn’t upset you, you allowed the opponent to do that to you. • Chalking a loss up to your opponent’s game style is not acceptable. If you can’t beat them, figure out a way to win rather than complain about it. • Where you play in the lineup is irrelevant. If you want to play higher, win more. Win in matches, win in practice, win in drills. Winning solves a lot of position problems. My apologies to those who find any of this too blunt. Sometimes taking the sugar coating off is the best way for an athlete to move forward. —Paul Reber

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Players must communicate both visually and physically.

The Challenges and Rewards of Doubles Handball Even though the physical demands of doubles handball may not be as severe as in singles, the mental aspect of the game can be more demanding, intriguing, interesting and rewarding.

or call for help with a shot. But they also communicate visually and physically. It’s crucial that each partner knows the other’s ability to cover territory.

Since there are four bodies on the court, there are more people and “information” for players to keep track of so they are in the right place to take the right shot. Typically, the stronger player on a doubles team plays the left side and often takes most of the shots. However, the right-side player is not a potted plant. They are constantly assessing the situation, keeping track of all the players, watching the ball, and “staying out of the way” of both their partner and the other right-side player.

Many handball players help out their opponents by giving away too much information. They cannot seem to avoid making observations about their own game, or getting heated after a series of points or type of shots. Let’s face it, the score alone is plenty of information. Why add even more information for an opponent to use?

The trick is to do all this is but not becoming passive — a mere spectator. The right-side player must “be in the game” all the way, playing every shot mentally, looking for mistakes in positioning, or covering if their partner is out of position on a tough shot. They must be patient, unflappable and steady and they must avoid temptation to “take over.” In doubles, it’s crucial to communicate — in the broadest sense. Certainly partners need to know when to call for shots


If an opponent isn’t being a good sport (basically being a jerk) it could be a planned tactic. The obvious thing to do is ignore it. Make a note of it, yes, but then shut it out and get on with the game. Players who let such behavior get to them have doubled their trouble by creating two opponents — the other person and themselves. This article contains excerpts from the booklet “Learning Handball, The Perfect Game” written by Dr. Mike Steele, former United States Handball Association (USHA) president, and longtime MAC member. Copies can be obtained by contacting handball@ushandball. org or calling USHA at 520-795-0434.










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Mileage as of Jan. 30 Ann Blume, 2,164 Hal Broughton, 25,236 Sally Broughton, 18,584 Ann Durfee, 45,007 Norm Frink, 7,223

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255 SW Harrison Street Unit 22D


Laurie Whittemore 503.805.9738


Rene Susak 503.449.2313


William Gilliland 503.333.6475


13317 NW Germantown Road


205 S Montgomery Unit B205


255 SW Harrison Street Unit 11G

Now, more than ever, Windermere Realty Trust is “All in, for you.” Portland & Surrounding Areas / North Oregon Coast / Vancouver


Aimee Virnig 503.803.7678


Jennifer Thompson 503.975.0076


William Gilliland 503.333.6475


MAC Professionals Guide to MAC Businesses and Service Professionals Assisted Living & Memory Care


Assisted Living & Enhanced Memory Care Unit

Chris McGehee/Owner Conveniently located in Raleigh Hills, providing our special residents with quality care and services 24 hours a day.

MAC Naturopath 503.517.2341 •

Live Well

4815 SW Dogwood Lane 503.297.3200 •

Financial Planning & Investments

Physical Therapy

Jay Jensen PT, ATC

Ted Ferguson, CFP®, CDFA™

Senior Portfolio Manager CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional

office hours:

(503) 248-1309 Wrenn/Ferguson/Heath Group UBS Financial Services, Inc. 5285 SW Meadows Rd, Lake Oswego UBS Financial Services is a subsidiary of UBS AG.


Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. appointments:





Residential Real Estate

Jim Pittman Objective Insurance Advice Since 1970

(503) 542-4085

Cindy Banzer

Principal Broker | PMAR Master’s Circle

503-709-7277 cell Proud 37 year MAC member Insurance Solutions


Residential Real Estate

Serving Northwest businesses and families for over 35 years!

James J. Hisatomi, CIC President

American Benefits, Inc. Complete Insurance Solutions

Commercial | Condos | Benefits | Home, Auto, Life


4800 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 300, Beaverton | Fax 503-467-4960

Maritime Skills Instructor

Lynn Marshall, Real Estate Broker Voted #1 Realtor in NW Heights with Next Door Hasson Company, Realtors® PMAR Master’s Circle 503-780-1890 5th Generation MAC Member

Winged M Advertising


“Family Athletic Outdoor Activity” Darroch Cahen

USCG Licensed Near Coastal Master

Ask about monthly cruises to learn. 971-295-7070

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To advertise contact Kelly Robb, Marketing Manager 503-517-7223


Classifieds 2020 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES Member rate $10.75 per line Member business rate $19.50 per line Non-member rate $19.50 per line Email ads to or call 503-517-7223. Please contact the Marketing & Communications department for deadlines.

For Sale ONE BLOCK TO MAC – 1BR condo, 1½ baths, top floor, city/south views, owner @ $539k. 503-254-6556

OCEANFRONT HIGHLANDS AT GEARHART – Gated area. No smoking. No pets. 503-688-6867.

LUXURY CONDO next to MAC The Legends, 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1998 sq. ft. Learn more: Offered at $825,000, MLS#20615422 Alex Roy, Realtor Ph. 503-233-4592 John L Scott Real Estate, Portland OR

GEARHART – Beautiful and spacious 4 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 8+. Near beach, park, golf, tennis. Gourmet kitchen, TV room, Wi-Fi, great deck/yard. 503-804-5606,


It is the responsibility of the advertiser to review their ad for accuracy. The publisher pays for any mistakes in the first classified ad but not beyond the first month of publication. Any compensation is limited to the cost of placing the ad.

SAILING LESSONS – USCG & ASA certified Family Friendly Outdoor and Athletic Activity. For info call 971-295-7070 or Central Oregon EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All Winged M real estate advertising is subject to the 1988 Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or family status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” For Rent RANCHO MIRAGE – Luxurious, Newly Remodeled 1500 sf (2BR + Office) Townhome in Rancho Las Palmas CC. Centrally located. Contact Traveler455@aol. com for Info & Photos


Visit website to appreciate. 4 BR/2.5 BA on Big Meadow Golf #16. Sleeps up to 12. Gourmet kitchen, big screen TV, oversized hot tub, spacious deck, bikes. 503-246-2601 or

COTTAGE in OCEANSIDE for sale. On beachside cliff; 2 brm, 1 ba 800 SF mid century cutie. $259k. Contact Pam at Out of State 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. Cindy Banzer, 503-709-72 Hawaii

SUNRIVER – Fremont Crossing, 2,200+, 3 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 masters, slps 8, all amenities, access to The Cove, Sage Springs. Hot tub, p-pong, bikes, no smkg/pets. 503-706-8886.

KONA, HAWAII – Lovely oceanfront 1 BR condo. Tennis, oceanside pool/spa. Great view. 503-780-3139. For photos, email:

SUNRIVER – Quelah 3 BR, 2 BA, private pool, spa & tennis courts. 503-892-9993. DCCA #762.

MAUI MAALAEA SURF – KIHEI – Exquisitely furnished beachfront condo. Sandy beaches, swimming pool, tennis. 2 masters, 2 BA, townhome. Questions, rates & availability – contact:,

BBR LUXURY – GM 143; 4 BR’s, incl 2 Suites; borders Nat’l Forest; 5 min bike to GM Rec Ctr; 2 fplcs; 2 fam rooms on main floor; sleeps 8; large decks. Sun-Sun in June, July and August. No pets. Call Ken 503-887-5172

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From the Archives S

uzanne Zimmerman poses with her trophy in Multnomah Stadium after returning from the Southern Pacific AAU indoor swimming championship meet, held in Los Angeles, California, in midFebruary 1948. MAC took home third-place team honors and Zimmerman was the winner in four events: individual medley (setting a new California record with her time; distance not specified in the records), backstroke (distance not specified in the records), 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. She went on to win a silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London and is honored on MAC’s Wall of Fame for her swimming accomplishments.

—Luke Sprunger, archivist

Zimmerman was featured in the April 1948 Winged M, which features a recap of a different swimming event: the state indoor swimming championships, won by MAC and held at MAC’s pool on Feb. 29, 1948.

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Bringing Cancer Care Close to Home When you have cancer, it’s nice to have experts close to home. That’s why Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center is building a new cancer center in Oregon City. As part of the internationally renowned Providence Cancer Institute, the Carol D. Suzuki Cancer Center will offer Clackamas County residents the compassionate care, expertise and support services Providence is known for.

Learn how you can be part of this important expansion. bridges Kendra, a single mother of two, lives in Wilsonville. She has metastatic breast cancer and needs frequent medical appointments. The new cancer center at Providence Willamette Falls will make it easier for Kendra to receive the care she needs – and still have energy to enjoy life with her children.