The Winged M, May 2024

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



30 Member Kids In Good Hands

From Indoor Playground to the Junior Lounge, Child Care to My MAC Playschool, the club has families with youngsters amply covered.

34 Following In Family Footsteps

Running provides a healthy escape for multiple generations of members who recently competed in the Shamrock Run.

Circle up for fun! Junior members Hattie, Ayaan, Eloise, Nicholas, Eleanor, Rory, and Olive hit the mats at Indoor Playground. Photo by Brandon Davis; design by Kari Kohrmann.

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Contents 26 MAY 2024 | VOL. 113 No. 5 Turn to Club Scrapbook to see photos from Easter and more.
5 President’s Column 7 Director’s Column 9 Athletics Column 11 Faces of MAC 13 Sport Committee of the Year 14 Member Art Show 16 Al Tauscher Awards 19 MAF Youth Grant Initiative 20 MAF Annual Fund Drive 23 Parking 24 In Memorium 25 MAF Tributes 26 Club Scrapbook ATHLETICS 38 Tennis 42 O utdoor 44 Racquetball 46 Squash 48 Volleyball 50 Celebration of Champions 53 Walk Across America FITNESS & WELLNESS 54 International Day of Yoga 56 L eif Erickson Half Marathon 58 Massage CULINARY 60 O utdoor Dining 61 Culinar y Spotlight 61 Culinar y Calendar EVENTS 62 T imbers Talk 63 May Events 66 June Events 68 MAC Golf Scramble 74 Pride 74 Advertiser Index
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Committee Chairs


Athletic Ken Meyer

Audit Jenny Kim

Budget & Finance Jenny Kim

Communications Holly Lekas

Diversity Admissions Julie Kim

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion  Vishnu Jetmalani

House Mike Kobelin

Member Events Mary Kay Rodman

Membership Jason Hickox

Property Elizabeth Knight


Food & Beverage Jim Hall

Human Resources Brian Lawler

Land Use Randy Johnson

Past Presidents Advisory Mary Turina

Technology Advisory Ashley Fenker


Arts Jan Atwill

Investments Marc Fovinci


Artistic Swimming Neisa Dokken

Basketball Riley Wiggins

Climbing Ryland Stucke

Cycling Bryan Leslie

Dance Rachael Seeger

Early Birds Lisa Johnson

Fitness & Decathlon Eric Skaar

Golf Scott Mears

Group Exercise Jan Murtaugh

Gymnastics Marilyn Litzenberger

Handball Conor Casey

Karate Elizabeth Flores

Outdoor Activities Program David Long

Pickleball Dana Bach-Johnson

Pilates Julia Ju

Racquetball Sanjay Bedi

Ski & Snowboard Matt Elden

Squash Maurice Reid

Swim Bob Radler

Tennis Karl Zabel

Triathlon & Running Dorothy Davenport

Volleyball Lindsey Hern

Walking & Hiking Anna Kanwit

Water Fitness Joanna Bartlo

Water Volleyball Steve Watson

Yoga Nancy Keates


20s/30s Shannon Kehoe

Balladeers Chris Rasmussen

Community & Heritage Kay Hallmark

Community Involvement Sheri Anderson

Culture & Style Kristen Drzayich

Family Events Erica Swanson

Holiday Decorating Ernest Cooper

MelloMacs Kirsten Leonard

Social Activities Victoria Buck


MAC’s Board of Trustees and staff leaders are constantly looking at ways to deliver exceptional experiences and facilities well into the future.

As you can imagine, developing a plan that outlines major investments can be exciting and slightly daunting when you think of all the complexities of our organization. Fortunately, in 2021, MAC embarked on a two-year, member-led campus master planning process to establish a longterm vision and concepts for potential facility enhancements.

What’s Next?

Both projects now move forward with more detailed planning. We are in the process of establishing an ad hoc committee to provide input and recommendations, review designs and functionality of plans, and ensure these ventures meet the needs of our diverse community. This year will be a planning year for these projects, and construction windows are not yet established but would not begin until 2025.

At the conclusion of the planning process, the Campus Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee presented their report to the Board of Trustees in February 2023. Rather than a concrete and detailed plan for the board to approve or deny, the report offered a collection of project concepts, summarized member input, and highlighted projects that emerged as high priorities for members. It also highlighted a few areas that require a bit more research and member engagement before committing to specific projects.

The board accepted the final report and determined that the work completed by the ad hoc committee had value as a guide to inform future decisions. The board established a Long-Term Strategic Ad Hoc Committee (LoTSA) to make a recommendation on which initial projects should be submitted for funding and implementation via the club’s annual prioritization and capital planning process, referred to as the Portfolio Management process.

The LoTSA committee recommended two major capital projects based on the ability to serve the most members, for the best value, with the most manageable scope of work. These two projects are enhancing the Sports Pub with an interior refresh and converting the Reading Lounge to a more flexible-use space. The board approved LoTSA’s recommendation in January 2024.

A third project that made this year’s capital project list was the Sun Deck Pool refresh, which will move forward this fall. The key elements of the project scope include an upgrade to the locker rooms, storage facilities, pool depth, and HVAC system. We also will attend to necessary deferred maintenance, as well as make more efficient use of the space. Work is expected to be completed by late spring/early summer 2025.

A Look Ahead

We all know that implementing large-scale facility projects comes with some disruption and sometimes a shift in how we use our beloved club — but the benefits are worth it. When we think of how MAC’s facilities have evolved and expanded over decades to make it the club it is today, we know that these next investments will mark yet another milestone in our ongoing journey to achieve excellence. As schedules for these projects are confirmed, the club will also share plans to mitigate the impacts to members during construction. It will take some creative problem-solving, but making sure our members still have access to programs, activities, and services during construction is a top priority.

This is an exciting time, and we appreciate the many members who have dedicated their time, talent, and perspectives to shaping MAC’s bright future.

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Board of Trustees

President Andrew Randles

Vice President Ryan Chiotti

Treasurer Jenny Kim

Secretary Jennifer Strait


Susan Bladholm

Shannon Conrad

Theodore Fettig

David Hanna

Victor Perry

Dana Rasmussen

Alex Young

Daniel Williams

General Manager

Charles Leverton

Executive Leadership Team

Strategy & Portfolio Director

Matt Abraham

Culinary & Events Director

Erik Anderson

Finance & Accounting Director

Mary Averette

Chief of Staff

Laura Boley

Communications Director

Stephanie Cameron

Fitness & Performance Senior Director

C.J. Martin

Athletic Director

Lisa Miller

Engagement Director

Derek Pratt

HR Director

Dena Watson Rybka

Club Operations Senior Director

John Sterbis

Senior Leadership Team

Assistant Athletic Director

Chad Failla

Facilities/Campus Master Plan Director

David Hobbs

Strategy & Special Projects Manager

Nathan Loomis

Technology Director

Mark Marcelline

Portfolio Manager

Patrick Martin

HR Operations Director

Amy Mattson

Experience & Member Services Director

Kevin Pollack

Membership Manager

Kelly Robb

Food & Beverage Service Manager

Shaun Scott


As President Andrew Randles’ column outlined, we are thrilled to set the wheels in motion on three major capital projects: the Sport Pub refresh, the Reading Lounge renovation, and the Sun Deck Pool upgrades.

Annually, the club establishes priorities for capital improvements. Often, the dollars go toward improving or replacing assets that keep things running smoothly or address deferred maintenance but sometimes lack that “wow” factor. These three projects, with input from our member community, are definitely going to deliver the “wow.” As detail planning gets underway, these projects will have guidance from two board-appointed ad hoc committees that will partner with staff subject matter experts, contracted architects, and designers to take the vision and make it a reality. Here’s a closer look at what’s in store.

Reading Lounge Renovation & Sports Pub Refresh

Two of the most impactful projects on the docket are the Reading Lounge renovation and Sports Pub refresh. These spaces are poised to undergo significant transformations, incorporating member feedback from the Campus Master Planning process and upcoming collaboration with multiple committees. Design schedules are being finalized now, but 2024 will be a year of developing detailed designs, project plans, and cost assessments, and we anticipate construction will not begin until 2025.

In the heart of our club, the Reading Lounge is poised to become a versatile haven for our members. This revitalized space will cater to multiple needs, serving as a quiet reading room and cozy spot to gather for coffee and conversation during the day, and transforming into a lounge where members can socialize and unwind in the evening.

As we design for the future, we also want to embrace some of our history by finding meaningful ways to recognize and celebrate the athletes currently on display on the Wall of Fame, continue to showcase our cultural diversity through displays in a Case for Culture, and honor veterans and those lost while serving our country with a prominent display. We will look to our members to provide insight and ideas on how to create connections to these honored members and traditions.

In response to the popularity of our Sports Pub, we’re thrilled to announce plans to increase its capacity and efficiency. This renovation aims to create a more spacious and comfortable environment for members to enjoy their favorite sporting events, socialize with friends, and savor delicious food and beverages. With a focus on enhancing the overall experience, the updated Sports Pub will undoubtedly continue to be a favorite gathering spot for our community.

Sun Deck Pool & Cold Plunge Installation

Anticipating the thrill of sunny days spent by the pool, we are excited to announce plans for our Sun Deck Pool renovation. Don’t worry — the pool will not close until Labor Day 2024 through Memorial Day 2025 for renovations. Committees and staff are diligently working to adjust programming to accommodate this temporary closure, which promises to deliver a vastly improved experience.

Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms will also see the installation of cold plunge facilities later this fall, enhancing the overall wellness experience for our members.

While these projects may span multiple years, each endeavor is guided by our members and the commitment to creating a vibrant and welcoming space for all.

As these projects move forward, we invite you to stay engaged and involved in the transformation of our club. Your feedback and support are invaluable as we work together to shape the future. Together, we will embark on this exciting journey of renewal and innovation.

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Over the past 20 years, the Outdoor department has created opportunities for people to connect outside of the clubhouse with the larger MAC community. With easy access to the outdoors, our department provides weekly and monthly offerings for all ages. Members have embraced this opportunity to extend their community by doing things they love outside!

Spring has officially arrived, and planning for summer has begun. April showers brought May flowers, and May flowers bring the perfect weather to the Pacific Northwest. While the winter sometimes feels drab and rainy, it offers us an amazing snowpack that provides spring skiing and bountiful water supply for our local streams and rivers for boaters and paddleboarders. Portland provides easy access to the outdoors, and the opportunity to engage is here at MAC.

I can honestly say this time of year never disappoints. Climbing a healthy snowpack and a spring ski on local peaks like Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens are common. Rock climbing areas begin to dry out, and rivers become more utilized by paddlers. Hiking areas are filled with flowers and fauna that will provide memorable experiences each time out. We are so lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest, and we hope to provide every member with ways to get outside and recreate in our backyard playgrounds.

Some of our weekly programming involves walks and hikes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. These adventures include urban walking tours in and around Portland, as well as backcountry hikes in the Gorge, Mount Hood Wilderness, and Portland proper. Cycling rides provide weekly gatherings on Wednesday, Thursday,

and the second Saturday of the month. These rides allow members to enjoy Portland greenways while connecting with other MAC cycling enthusiasts. Another great way to connect is with our golf community. This summer, we will provide clinics, camps, and tee times alongside other members of all ages.

In addition, summer camps for our junior population are an exciting opportunity with the Outdoor program. We offer 23 weeklong adventure camps outside of the clubhouse and four half-week scuba camps in the clubhouse during the summer. These camps vary and offer themes like surfing, climbing, golf, kayaking, hiking, and multiday outdoor activities. The great thing about outdoor summer camps is that everything starts and ends at MAC. Each day offers a new activity, and staff begin the day in the Turnaround to gather members for that day’s adventure. If you have a kiddo wanting to participate in multiple programs during the day, look at our in-clubhouse programming. Weekly climbing camps in the Climbing Gym, scuba diving camps in the pool, and PDX explorer camps start in the clubhouse. These are great to pair with another camp to create a full day at MAC. Our hope is to provide you with multiple ways to engage with our programs.

The true draw for getting outside is to enjoy the world around you and hopefully create a shared experience with friends and family. Shared experiences are what bring us together as people, and community is found when folks connect around something that is bigger than themselves. Come experience the opportunities available to you outside of the clubhouse as we build community one adventure at a time.

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Academic Honors Granted

Molly and Paige Grant are identical twins, but somehow the similarities don’t end there! Both started running cross country during their junior year at Jesuit High School, went on to pursue track and field at the University of Notre Dame, and recently were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team.

“It means a lot to me to make the All-ACC Academic Team because academics have always been important to me, and I think contribute to the strong work ethic that got me to where I am today,” Paige says. Molly adds: “It shows the different dimensions of me as a person beyond athletics. The ACC is a very competitive conference, and this accomplishment acknowledges my hard work in the classroom, as well as on the track.”

Both are studying accounting at Notre Dame and plan to return to Portland this summer for internships with KPMG. “I have always been into math and working with numbers. Also, specifically in audit, there is a lot of working in teams and collaboration, which I have really enjoyed coming from a team sports background.”

When not running numbers, the sisters run the same events for their school — the 5K, 6K, 800 meter, and 1500 meter. They got their start through the Catholic Youth Organization in third grade and say they’ve been fortunate to have talented and supportive coaches and teammates who pushed them to be their best over the years.

“My teammates especially made my experience great, because running can be hard at

times, but it is a lot more fun when you do it with people you love to be around!” Paige says.

Molly and Paige also played volleyball and basketball early in their high school careers and the former says this added an element of variety to her experience. “I really enjoyed playing other sports and think that my different coaches and teammates helped shape me into the person and athlete that I am today.”

The Grants supplemented their club and high school experiences by working out at MAC, making the most of club facilities along the way to their current achievements. “I used the bikes or pool to cross-train and, more recently in college over Christmas or summer break, I lift twice a week down there,” Paige says, with Molly adding that she also likes to takes advantage of the Strength Room.

With both twins continuing their academic and athletic success at the college level, it seems like a no-brainer that they had ample support from family members growing up. “I am so grateful for the support that my family has given me in order to pursue my athletic endeavors,” Molly says. “They are always my biggest cheerleaders, and I know that they will always be there for me. My family has instilled in me the importance of hard work and never giving up.” To which Paige adds: “They taught me to work hard and enjoy the process.”

From Ukraine with Love

Speaking of working hard, MAC servers Nelli Koretska and Sasha Koretski celebrated 25 years of club employment late last year. And no, that’s not a typo — the married couple spell their last names differently based on Ukrainian custom.

“Nelli always wanted to move to the U.S., ever since Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union,” Sasha says, referencing his homeland and the former republic — now Russia — with which it’s currently at war. “Life there was kind of miserable, and there were no opportunities for kids.”

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When they caught a TV program called Window to America, the pair decided to enter a diversity lottery to get their green cards. After three years, their numbers — along with those of Nelli’s parents — were drawn, and they and their 8-year-old son, Nick, set out for Portland, where Nelli’s sister already was living with her husband.

At first, it was hard to find work, but after walking all around downtown picking up physical applications and filling them out by night, they eventually wandered into nowdefunct restaurant Paley’s Place. Expecting to grab the paperwork and go, they were surprised when the eatery’s legendary chef Vitaly Paley came out to speak with them personally on the spot. While he didn’t offer them jobs — even servers were expected to speak fluent English — Paley pointed them toward MAC.

While taking English as a second language classes at Clackamas Community College, Nelli and Sasha got the call that they had an interview and were told to dress neatly by their employment advocate. “So, we dressed like we were going to a wedding,” Sasha says.

“It was a little silly,” Nelli recalls, but it must have worked, because they were offered the job before they left. That was November of 1998, and a lot had changed by the time they celebrated a quarter century of employment in November 2023.

“Some of the families who had little kids at the time, now they’re adults with their own families,” Nelli says. “We’ve known them for so many years.”

“It’s kind of like family,” Sasha jumps in, adding that the biggest changes he’s seen over the years were the improvement of the food following the hiring of former Executive Chef Philippe Boulot, and the opening of the Sunset Bistro.

Both say they’re thankful to have a job that allows them to occasionally help out their two adult children, Nick (now 33) and Ivan (23), as well as provide a good life for their 13-year-old son, Anton. Nelli and Sasha look

forward to retiring someday, but that’s years down the road, and both attest that as long as they have to be employed, there’s nowhere they’d rather be.

“When we’ve paid off the house, we will maybe start working less, because we like to travel,” Nelli says. They currently use their time off to visit their sons in Las Vegas and San Jose, and look forward to gathering the whole family at the Oregon Coast this summer.

“We’re pretty comfortable and feel successful,” Sasha says. “We can see the opportunities that we have had here. Are we happy to live here? 100%!”

Congratulations, Early Birds!

The Early Birds Committee has been named Sport Committee of the Year for 2023. This award is presented each year by the Athletic Committee to the Sport Committee that has demonstrated leadership in sport and service to its athletes.

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A Celebration of Creativity

MAC Member Art Show Delights

The Member Art Show returned in March after a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of all ages showed off their work, from wondrous watercolors to intricate sculptures and ceramics. Check out some of the featured work below.

1. Mandy Close Kavanaugh

Valley of Hope, acrylic

“This piece was created from a memory I had of being a few months postpartum with my firstborn. I was in the midst of a major transition into motherhood while also experiencing bouts of postpartum anxiety. It is a tribute to all the figurative valleys we experience in life that help point us toward ever-present hope.”


Autumn at Starvation Creek, acrylic

“I love how immediate painting is compared to many other creative mediums. I can have an idea in the morning and see it come to fruition by the afternoon. When I’m painting, I feel like I’m creating magic.”

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4. Steve Biles Still Life, charcoal Anisa Asakawa (with her children)
3. Eian Sullivan Untitled, oil



5. Dawn Holm (with Michael Holm)

Steadfast, photograph

6. Alessandra Montgomery

She Doesn’t Know Yet, acrylic mixed media

7. Anthony Schaefer

Faded Tree, oil

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9. Bobbi Sullivan X, mixed media 8. Carol Munro
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Forest Gnomes, hand knitting


Multnomah Athletic Club partners with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation to honor remarkable young people actively engaged in athletics, school, and community with the Al Tauscher Junior and Teen Recognition Award. Bestowed upon more than 100 outstanding young MAC members since 1995, the award recognizes youth from grades 6 through 12 who have experience in various athletic and social opportunities. In honor of Al Tauscher, this award emphasizes overall participation rather than excellence in a single activity.

Candidates for this award are inspirational to others; participate in extracurricular activities; devote time and energy to their community; and demonstrate leadership and the ability to be a valued team player. To honor these MAC members’ community connections and leadership, MAF provides a $300 grant for each recipient to donate to a foundation community grant partner. The foundation is thrilled to support youth leadership and its positive impact on the community. MAC hosts a banquet for the families and mentors of the winners on Monday, May 6.

Congratulations to these outstanding youth on their ongoing accomplishments and contributions to their communities!


Halimat Abodunrin

West Sylvan Middle School

Grade: 7

MAF Grant: Steps for Youth

Halimat Abodunrin excels academically, particularly in mathematics, social sciences, and English, showcasing strong critical thinking skills. She shines as a dynamic member of the MAC Dance Company, displaying creativity on stage. Halimat’s leadership qualities show through her involvement in various projects at school and home. Her passion for cooking translates into culinary adventures, and she particularly enjoys baking. Despite her busy schedule, she prioritizes spending time with friends and family. With her academic excellence, artistic talent, leadership skills, and vibrant social life, Halimat epitomizes a well-rounded student poised for success in all endeavors.

Ian Garfinkle

Le Monde French Immersion Charter School

Grade: 8

MAF Grant: Adaptive Sports Northwest

Ian Garfinkle has been fluent in French since kindergarten and is dedicated to academics. He’s eager to continue his language studies in high school while gaining cultural insights along the way. Ian is also deeply involved in sports, including MAC camps and basketball since sixth grade, where he fosters friendships and skills. He volunteers with the Special Olympics, promoting inclusivity in sports, and also enjoys skiing, pickleball, and soccer. With a commitment to personal growth and community engagement, Ian embodies his school’s values of academic excellence and sportsmanship.

Everett Jaeger

West Sylvan Middle School

Grade: 6

MAF Grant: Northwest Association of Blind Athletes

Everett Jaeger, a dedicated student, excels academically with a 4.0 GPA while actively participating in extracurriculars. He impresses as a storyteller in the choir and balances academics with sports like gymnastics and basketball, winning gold in events like the New Orleans Jazz Invitational. He volunteers with organizations, including the Children’s Book Bank, demonstrating his compassion. A true team player, Everett aids his basketball teams on and off the court, embodying sportsmanship and service at West Sylvan.

Sophie Yang

French International School of Oregon

Grade: 7

MAF Grant: Girls on the Run

Sophie Yang is deeply committed to academics and community engagement. Excelling in English and math, she finds joy in learning and appreciates her engaging teachers. Sophie consistently achieves high grades, and she has a record of academic excellence. Beyond class, she’s an avid climber who participates in competitions, and she engages in community service through volunteering and initiatives like the Youth Grant Initiative. Sophie embodies her school’s values of learning and service. She is poised for success in academics and making a positive impact in her community.

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Lucy Herzig

St. Mary’s Academy

Grade: 10

MAF Grant: NW Disability Support

Lucy Herzig excels in science and math, boasting a 4.233 GPA and earning the Freshman Math Award. Outside of academics, Lucy shines in gymnastics and artistic swimming, with Junior Olympics accolades and Mel Fox Award recognition. Committed to community service, she thrives at AIM High, supporting children on the autism spectrum, and fosters inclusivity by leading in the Jewish Student Union. Lucy’s engagement extends to clubs like Ambassadors and Spirit Squad, exemplifying leadership. With her academic prowess, athletic success, and dedication to service, Lucy is a compassionate student-leader.

Anna Jendsen

Lincoln High School

Grade: 11

MAF Grant: Community Transitional School

Anna Jendsen excels academically and in community service. Embracing the IB curriculum, she thrives in art, history, and biology, with product design as a favorite. Anna actively participates in MAC tennis and previously captained the U18 Volleyball Team, showcasing leadership. Her dedication to community service is evident through organizing projects like hygiene pack collections for Blanchet House and drives for Project Lemonade. Anna extends her impact through initiatives like shoe recycling with Got Sneakers and stuffed animal drives for Doernbecher Child Life, uniting people for meaningful change. Her academic prowess, leadership, and service illustrate compassion and engagement at Lincoln High.

Wade Robertson

Central Catholic High School

Grade: 10

MAF Grant: Friends of Baseall

Wade Robertson is passionate about American Sign Language (ASL), embracing its cultural richness for two years. He’s actively preparing for the high school tennis season, attending MAC high school tennis prep class and maintaining fitness at the school’s gym. Wade showcases his tennis skills and sportsmanship as a vital member of the Central Catholic Tennis team. Engaged in personal growth, he participates in the Presidential Character and Leadership Academy (PCLA) and contributes to the Asian Desi Pacific Island Student Union (ADPISU). Wade’s dedication to academics, athletics, ASL, and leadership underscore his well-rounded character and potential.

Aston Selley

Catlin Gabel School

Grade: 10

MAF Grant: Friends of Explorer Post 58

Aston Selley thrives in literature and the arts, finding solace in English classics like Frankenstein and honing his artistic skills in drawing class. He discovered his passion for tennis through sports exploration and now excels as a player and leader. Aston’s commitment extends to community service; he co-founded the school’s first Health Occupations Students of America chapter and volunteers with organizations like the Food Drive Club and Oregon Food Bank. His Nike Tennis Camp internship reflects his dedication to personal growth and mentorship. Aston’s diverse interests and unwavering commitment to excellence make him a poised leader and changemaker.


Al Tauscher was an inspirational instructor, coach, and youth mentor who joined MAC as an athletic member in 1915. He became assistant athletic director in 1923 and director in 1928. His impact at the club was felt at social events, the father-son and mother-daughter banquets, MAC’s Junior May Festival, tours and trips, and photography and craft classes. He was a legend at the annual Junior Christmas Party, where he handed out more than 400 bags of candy yearly. In 1953, Tauscher became a full-time instructor and still taught golf, tap dancing, archery, badminton, and other sports in his 80s. He marked his 50th anniversary at MAC before retiring in 1983.

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YGI Empowers Middle Schoolers to Make a Difference

Know a curious and passionate rising seventh or eighth grader who wants to make positive change in their community? They just might be a strong candidate for the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s annual Youth Grant Initiative (YGI).

Each year, YGI equips a cohort of students with the tools and platform needed to make a tangible difference by offering them $5,000 to donate to local nonprofits of their choice. Typically, the cohort is made up of 10-12 students who meet six times in the fall to select which organizations will receive their grant awards.

While the students come together to learn about grant-making and the work of local nonprofits, they also gain invaluable

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“ Thank you for supporting our decision and supporting these nonprofits and the people they serve. I learned so much about nonprofits, how they work, and the decision-making processes that I will be abale to carry with me into the future. ”

life skills during the process, such as active listening, consensus-building, collaboration, time management, and public speaking. Past participants have also shared that the experience boosted their confidence and gave them a chance to collaborate with peers they wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity to meet.

To learn more about the program and the process, join MAF and YGI volunteers at an open house event.

For families looking for an engaging and enriching program for their middle schooler to enroll in this fall, consider the Youth Grant Initiative. The program is open to Portland-area students entering seventh or eighth grade in the fall. Applications are open until 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 at



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Teamwork. Partnership. Cooperation. Collaboration.

All amazing words that describe working together to support young people in our community. Multnomah Athletic Foundation's 2023 Youth Grant Initiative Alumni cohort created this graphic that captures collaboration beautifully!

Ways to Get Involved

Are you going to be a 7th or 8th grader in the Fall? Apply for the Youth Grant Initiative experience!

Are you a fan of celebrating the power of scholarships?

Attend the MAF Scholarship Celebration event on June 17!

Are you aware of terrific nonprofit that needs funding? Connect them to our June 1 funding cycle.

Looking to get involved as a volunteer or community member? Join us!

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House Committee Monthly Report

House Committee enforces rules of conduct for members and guests by investigating infractions and recommending sanctions to the Board of Trustees. Recent board actions are listed below.

• A 65-year-old adult member with 25 years of tenure was suspended for five months for behavior unbecoming a member and abuse of members, nonmembers, or staff.

• A 17- year-old junior member was suspended for one month for failure to report a vehicular incident.

• A 12-year-old junior member was suspended for two months for behavior unbecoming a member.

To view the full Club Rules and Junior Handbook, scan the code below or visit

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Donations of baby bags are specifically requested for the Rose Haven day shelter.

Mother’s Day Drive Supports Rose Haven

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Community Involvement Committee is hosting a donation drive to benefit Rose Haven, a day shelter and community center serving women, children, and gender-nonconforming folks experiencing disruptive life challenges.


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This year’s drive specifically collects gently used purses, small bags, baby bags, and small suitcases. Please bring these items to the collection bins at the Fourth Floor Entrance and Main Lobby near the front desk between Monday, May 6, and Sunday, May 12. The committee thanks members for supporting Rose Haven and the community members they serve.

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Member Garage Parking Reminders

For convenience and safety, MAC has a dedicated garage where members can park when they visit the club. Maintaining the smooth flow of activity in the garage begins with each member and guest being courteous and observant. Here are some important reminders from the club’s Safety and Security team regarding parking violations.

Most parking violations begin with a warning letter, except for unauthorized parking in a handicap space. Members receive a warning letter for the first violation in a 12-month rolling period. The warning letter is sent via email to the primary accountholder associated with the vehicle, regardless of who was driving when the violation occurred. If another parking or moving violation occurs within 12 months, a fine is levied on the primary accountholder.

Violations are listed below, and additional details can be found in Section 21 of the Club Rules.

• Speeding

• Blocking exits, other vehicles, or walkways

• Leaving club premises

• Unauthor ized disabled parking

• Unauthor ized wheelchair parking with a disabled persons permit displayed.

Only persons with a wheelchair disabled permit are permitted to park in the wheelchair-only spaces in the turnaround.

• Unauthor ized overnight parking

P lease advise the At Your Service Desk, the Manager on Duty, or security if you need to keep your vehicle in the garage overnight.

• Parked in “no space”

These are the striped areas in the garage or other areas that are labeled “No Parking.”

• Taking two parking spaces

If any of your vehicle tires completely cross over the parking stall lines, this constitutes taking two spaces.

• Failure to stop at a stop sign

There is also a $100 fee for breaking a vehicle gate off its pedestal. Should the gate be destroyed, a fee is issued in the amount it costs to replace the gate.

Fines escalate with additional violations within the rolling 12-month period. If a member receives a third violation with that period, they receive an escalated fine and another warning letter advising them that House Committee will review any further violations for more severe sanctions.

Any member can challenge a citation if they believe they were cited wrongly. There are links to contest a citation in the parking section of, as well as on the parking section of the MAC mobile app.

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Frederick Alan Blank

Nov. 1, 1950-March 8, 2024

Frederick Alan Blank, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and respected member of the Portland community, passed away on March 8, 2024, at the age of 73.

Born in 1950 in Portland, Fred spent his entire life living in Oregon, almost always in the 97221 zip code. Fred attended Bridlemile School the first year it opened, Wilson High School, and the University of Oregon. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1972, he worked with his father at Blank’s Home Furnishing before starting a lifelong career in wealth management at Morgan Stanley (and its predecessors). He was known for his expertise as a financial advisor, serving clients with integrity and dedication for over three decades.

He took her to a Portland Trail Blazers game for their first date. They were married in 1979 and went on to have two beautiful, intelligent, and caring children, Lisa and Alex.

Frederick was a man of many passions. He loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with his family in Maui, Cabo San Lucas, Camp Sherman, and the Oregon Coast. Fred was an athlete. He founded Wilson’s first soccer program and enjoyed golf, running, waterskiing, biking, rowing, and lifting. Fred patronized the arts and especially enjoyed jazz, ballet, and theater. He was a musician and excelled at playing the guitar and piano. He was a philanthropist and donated generously over the years to organizations that were important to him — a trait he learned from his father. Fred appreciated good food, fine wine, and cool cars.

Fred served as a board member at Congregation Beth Israel and was a member at the Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland Golf Club, and Astoria Golf Club. He was fortunate to have a hole-in-one on

two separate occasions: the fourth hole at Portland Golf Club and the eighth hole at Black Butte Ranch.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Bettina Blank; daughter, Lisa Blank Wynn (Brent Wynn); son, Alexander Blank (Natasha Blank); cherished grandchildren, Carson Wynn, Charlotte Wynn, and Wyatt Blank; brothers, Bruce Blank (Jan Casey) and family, and Owen Blank (Lynn Blank) and family. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, Phil and Fay Blank, and grandson, Henry Blank. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Fred’s family would like him to be remembered for his generosity, humor, and unwavering love for his family and friends. Donations in Fred’s memory can be made to local organizations he was passionate about: Central City Concern, Dougy Center, and Ethos Music Center. A funeral service was held on Sunday, March 11, and a celebration of life was held in April.

Fred met Bettina, the love of his life, in the Fred Meyer hardware department in 1977.

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MAF Tributes

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

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

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

Patsy Graves (memorial)

Bill and Barb Hutchison

Robert Don Katz (memorial)

Sabrina Katz and Veronica Katz

Laurie Maxwell (memorial)

Ann and Ron Emmerson

Rob Thompson (memorial)

Charles and Linda Marshall

Victoria Marie Higgins (recognition of new granddaughter)

Mary Turina

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

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

For more information, contact MAF Executive Director Lisa Bendt at 503-517-2350 or

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PCAC Tournament

During the first weekend of March, MAC hosted basketball teams from top-notch athletic clubs across the region for the annual Pacific Coast Athletic Clubs tournament.

1. Grant McNiel drives to the lane with a strong finish for two points. 2. Coach Jon Willis draws up a play as the AA team comes back to defeat the WAC. 3. Daniel Gomis steps to the free throw line. 4. Platinum team PG Wes Okamoto pushes the ball up the court while Mark Hesse trails and Chuck Katter fills the wing. 5. Peter Coffey dribbles to attack the lane against the WAC.

Senior Mix & Mingle: Game Night

Members gathered on March 12 for an evening of socializing and Mexican Train Dominoes.


6. Maynard Chambers, Kristie Price, guest, and Matthew Buckon 7. Jill Bushman, Tina Bardavid, Tom Moore, and Dee Moore



Board Retreat

The 2024-25 Board of Trustees gathered in March to discuss strategy and set their priorities for the year ahead.

8. The board gathers in-person and virtually. 9. Dana Rasmussen and Ryan Chiotti

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MAF Week

Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s annual MAF Week was a celebration of community that raised funds to fuel access for youth participation in athletics and education.

10. Pat and Kathy Burns, Tom and Nancy Brugato, and guest 11. The Bridgetown Get Down, with vocals by Teddy Martin, performs at The Party. 12. Guests from sponsor Columbia Grain 13. Suzanne Savaria, Tamara Kizziar, and Dara Wilk

14. Steve Elorriaga 15. Kathy Schroeder, MAF Executive Director Lisa Bendt, and Tom Gustafson at Spin-A-Thon 16. Denise Patridge, Linda Spaulding, Debbie Williams, and Emily Stratman 17 & 18. Community members gather for two upbeat spin classes at Spin-A-Thon.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Kids scooped up 10,000 treat-filled eggs spread out across the pitch at Providence Park on March 31. Thank you to the volunteers, pictured above in red vests, for helping out with this popular annual event.

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One Big Care Package

Youth Programs Creates Safe Spaces for Juniors of Many Ages

Some folks love to talk about the good old days and how much better things used to be, but for MAC members with kids ages 6 weeks to 14 years, now is the golden age — at least when it comes to options for keeping kids engaged and in motion. Just ask mom of three Erin Hortsch, who grew up here at the club and frequented Open Play in the Gymnastics Arena, the precursor to today’s Indoor Playground.

“My mom often remarks how she wishes there was more of the same programming available when she was raising my siblings and me. Specifically, areas like Indoor Playground, where parents and caregivers are able to have a safe and enjoyable place for their children to play while they are able to socialize with others,” she says. “My husband, Alex, joined about ten years ago and has been so impressed with all the activities and classes there are offered for young children.”

At age 6, Hortsch’s twin girls Eloise and Hattie might not be quite old enough to use the Junior Lounge, but when they are, they’ll discover that options for tweens and teens abound, as well. “My twins can’t wait until they turn 7 to use the Junior Lounge!” Hortsch says.

“MAC feels safe and comfortable for our family. Since our daughters have grown up coming to the club, they feel confident and secure in all the spaces that are designated for Youth Programs,” she adds. “There are so many offerings for kids, which is the main reason our family continues to spend so much of our time here. We also think it’s wonderful that they are able to see so many people put time and effort into healthy habits and lifestyle choices.”

The Hortsch family pauses on the Skybridge between activities. Erin and her daughters Olive, Hattie, and Eloise use a variety of Youth Programs services.

Building a Foundation of Play

That includes Hortsch’s youngest daughter, Olive, who is almost four years old and currently enrolled as a Blueberry in My MAC Playschool. She’s also squarely in the age range served by Indoor Playground, a service for member families with kids who can walk through six years of age. It’s free of charge for parents who want to stay and play with their kids, and there’s an hourly rate for those who drop off their children so they can work out or socialize elsewhere in the club. Upbeat music, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and brightly colored toys and mats fill out the Main Gym, where it’s held.

Since November of 2023, Indoor Playground Lead Jerzee King has held court amid the play structures, although she questions who really reigns supreme. “I think the children are the teachers. The classes, a lot of them center around just connecting with other people, and then the children guide you in play.”

Describing herself as “born to play,” King also has developed her skills and commitment to safety through a variety of jobs and the kind of continuing education that all MAC Youth Programs staff regularly undertake. She’s previously worked in daycare, as a nanny, and for YMCA afterschool programs. She started at MAC in sales but quickly realized that wasn’t the ultimate fit for her skillset.

“I genuinely love playing, and children, the way they can improvise and exercise their imagination, and the way you can bounce ideas off a child, it’s amazing,” she elaborates. “All of the Youth Programs team, we’re very dedicated to our roles. We have continual training for not only child development, but also compassionate leadership, kindness, advocacy for children, and of course, even things like play.”

As if on cue, while King discusses her love of the kids, a child named Cece runs over to try to lure her back to the mats, perhaps for a game of “baby goats.” “What’s that?” readers might well ask.

“We go around, we pretend to eat everything, and we just call out what we’re eating,” King explains, illustrating her willingness to get down on hands and knees to join the children in imaginative games. While she’s willing to do just about anything to keep club kids constructively entertained, there are some elements of life she can’t control — the weather, for instance.

“I cannot stress this enough. I see the most valuable part of Indoor Playground just being that it’s indoors and it’s a playground. Because we live in Portland, we only have so many sunny days, and the rest of the time we have all these beautiful parks that we can’t even use.”

Even so, King points out that she and her fellow Youth Programs employees never rest on that advantage to playing outside during the rainy months of the year. “We really care about the member experience and our role in shaping memories for the whole family. We understand and respect the role tradition plays in this community, but also want to try out new layouts and activities to keep everyone engaged.”

Some games never go out of style, like Duck Duck Goose, but have the kids played Red Rover lately, or Mother May I? What about Tug of War? “We’re going to experiment with where we put the bouncy house, and how it can affect the kids’ play when we rearrange areas. We also want the youngest members to have a lot to do when they come into our program, so we’ll be creating

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more baby-friendly layouts. There’s even a baby bounce house that gets broken out on Tuesdays, Fridays, and some Wednesdays!”

King acknowledges that the difference between age 1 and 2 is huge, and this can gap between what children at different stages of development need can continue to widen. “We make sure that different kids can have their needs met. Like kids who maybe need a more quiet space, or kids who like to play an imaginative game versus those who like to play a more active game. I’ve learned with time how to meet a diverse set of needs.”

But it isn’t just about the kids. King views her and colleagues’ roles as being akin to supporting characters in the movies of members’ lives. “We are always thinking about parents, grandparents, and nannies and what their experience is like. I would say 90% of the people who come in, they’re here to play with their kids, so they’re utilizing the space as much as the children. What is their experience from the time they walk in and are greeted? What can they can do with their children or grandchildren, and what questions might they have?”

She does admit that they had to stop letting parents play in the bounce houses because they were having way too much fun. “They were doing stunts in there, trying to impress the kids, and it would set off the alarm and just be a big old mess,” she recounts, laughing.

“Seeing all the families connecting together, building those relationships here in a place that’s open, that’s fun for the kids, that the parents can choose how much they want to engage in play — it’s awesome!”

Ever the Tweens Shall Meet

The old Groucho Marx quote, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member,” might be seen as a summation of the teenage — and tweenage — mindset. Whatever their parents do can’t be cool, nobody knows what they’re going through, and the drive to belong is forever balanced by the desire to remain aloof.

So, what to make of MAC? It’s a place where teens seem to thrive and enjoy being, even though their parents — ick! — also like spending time at the club. Answers to this question likely vary from young person to young person, but it’s hard to ignore the allure of the Junior Lounge and Fitness Room Gallery, adjacent spaces they can call their own.

“I’m really big on always trying to create an environment where everyone feels safe, everybody feels heard, and they feel like they can just be themselves,” says Junior Lounge Lead Seamus Coyle. After studying film at PSU, Coyle says he tries to approach it like someone creating the optimal environment on a film set.

“I really enjoy meeting everyone where they’re at on an individual basis and understanding what they respond to, what their boundaries are, what they like to talk about, what they don’t like to talk about,” he says. “I know all their names, I know their families, I know about them. Adjusting to meet each kid’s comfort level is where I really thrive.”

The Junior Lounge’s offerings range from ping pong, air hockey, Nintendo Switch, and board games to quiet spaces in which kids can study and Coyle’s favorite feature, movie marathons. With so many ways to enjoy the space, it’s possible to foster both individual experiences and group activities that encourage interaction for those who want it.

Just as there can be big differences between the ages of the club’s youngest members in Indoor Playground, the preferences and

From Battleship to Uno and beyond, Seamus Coyle keeps kids and teens entertained in the Junior Lounge.

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Jerzee King plays with a young member at Indoor Playground.

potential for social complexity between age 7, when members first can use the Junior Lounge, and age 14, when they age out of it, is huge. Coyle is committed to making sure everyone gets what they need, and that can require careful consideration.

“Since we do have 7-year-olds in there, that has to come first in terms of the type of language we’re using, the type of behavior. I want to make sure that the older kids who are in there are going to be good role models to the younger kids.”

Simultaneously, Coyle views the older end of the age spectrum with empathy and respect. “I think a lot of people are afraid of teenagers, which I personally don’t really understand because what’s a 14-year-old going to say that’s going to hurt my feelings? I was definitely an insufferable teenager, so I just try to remember the teachers and the people who made an impact on me at that age. A lot of them were the ones who would meet me where I was at, be very patient with me, and not go into it expecting me to say the

wrong thing or do the wrong thing, but then checking me when I did.”

Everything moves in cycles, and while a junior who loved the lounge at age 9 might be too cool for it at age 11, by 12 they could be back using it again, whether with straightforward enthusiasm or a certain ironic detachment. All of these phases of adolescence are accommodated.

“I think a lot of people underestimate kids or write them off,” Coyle says. “I try to break through that, and I think that that’s where the most productive stuff happens.”

All Points In Between

Youth Programs Manager Kristin Bielecki shares her employees’ dedication to creating these kinds of personalized experiences while also making sure that every member gets what their looking for out of club programs aimed at juniors. “We’re always expanding our offerings, and we’re very open to feedback,” she says. “I want to make sure members know about all of the ways we can support them,

from My MAC Playschool to Child Care during committee meetings to our Night Out on the Town events to the Dining Promo,” where parents can get free child care while eating at 1891.

There are also plenty of camps to choose from this summer for parents who need coverage and want to give their children something engaging to do while they work. Youth Programs staff even ferry kids between offerings when they are signed up for multiple classes or other related programs.

“We help kids navigate the club,” Bielecki says, making Youth Programs employees many members’ first unofficial tour guide to MAC.

“I have a deep trust in MAC Child Care staff,” Hortsch continues. “They have served our family so well through infancy to toddlers to kids. Our use of Child Care was the start of our experience with the family programs and led us to beginning at Playschool. We have explored more of the offerings as our children have grown and have loved the class offerings at each age!”

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Running in the Family

Traditions of Fitness, Adventure Fuel Bonding & Liberation

Outside of Myrtle Point, Oregon, there’s a running route that can take an athlete anywhere. Actually, this freedom can be accessed wherever people seek escape in the great outdoors, the repetition of movement, or the inspiration of fellow travelers. Member Sophia Macleay Cardwell just happened to find her onramp in the wilds of Southern Oregon by following in the footsteps of her aunt, Mary Halpert.

“I thought she was so cool. I mean, she is cool,” Cardwell quickly corrects herself while discussing what her aunt meant to her as a young girl growing up on a farm in rural Coos County. “We had this jankity house with only wood heat and farm animals. I sewed my own clothes.

“Mary was so polished and put together, flew all over the world and saw all these places, and she’s so funny. She was such a lovely person to have in my life and to look up to and just go, ‘I want to do that. I want to travel. I want to experience things. I want to wear beautiful clothes and laugh a big laugh.’”

And Halpert ran whenever she came to visit. “From their house, I could run down the road and keep going for miles and miles without encountering anything if I wanted. There was a hill a few miles away, and I could go up it or turn around and just come back,” Halpert recalls.

Soon, Cardwell was taking after her, and these early tastes of freedom shaped a life that would see Cardwell escape her rural confines to attend University of Oregon, graduate with a degree in biology, and eventually move to Portland to start a family. This year, Cardwell was joined by her sister, kids, husband, and Aunt Mary in competing at the Shamrock Run in downtown Portland. The training everyone undertook before showing up at the starting line reinforced the family’s traditional connection to fitness and the interpersonal bonds that allow this driving force to pass from one generation to the next.

Hannah Snyder, Sophia Cardwell, Mary Halpert, and Cecilia Cardwell

Calvin and Sophia Cardwell

“I was thinking about this because I’ve started running with my son, Calvin, who is 8, and I probably started running just for pleasure around when I was 8 or 9, too, just out the road, past the turkey farm, and beyond,” Cardwell says.

She goes on to describe the extended Macleay/Cardwell/Halpert clan as “really close” and points out how apparent it’s become to her over the years that not every family can say the same. Shared interests help, and so does a little healthy competition, as Halpert demonstrates with just a smidge of her own history.

“My dad called when I was going to physical therapy school in New York, and he wanted to enter a race with me on New Year’s Day called the Hangover Handicap. He said, “Oh, don’t worry. Just run a little bit more, train up a bit, add a few more miles, and you’ll be able to do it.’ So, I did, and he really waxed me,” Halpert recalls. “Then I started running marathons with him, and that sort of taught me on my feet.”

Her dad, Kenneth Macleay Winters, was an avid climber, and he started Halpert ascending peaks when she was just 11. She climbed Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams all before she turned 12 and joined her dad on a number of impressive conquests in Europe. “He was a fair-weather climber, and he trained for marathons during the off-season to keep himself in shape for his real passion.”

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Even as she was bonding with her dad over a love of being outdoors and raising her heart rate, Halpert also was discovering her own path in life. “I first started at Mills College, and then I went to University of Oregon. My father didn’t want me to go to Mills College because it was all-women’s and, back in those days, you went to college to meet a husband.”

She then headed to Columbia University, where she started running in the indoor gym. There she encountered Diana Nyad, the famous endurance athlete, journalist, and motivational speaker who had just swum around Manhattan. The meeting became symbolic of the expanding possibilities for women at the time, and Halpert would continue to defy expectations by running the Boston and New York Marathons in an era where female participation was relatively scant.

According to the Boston Athletic Association, the first year Halpert ran the marathon, 1979, 7,400 of the total 7,927 entrants were men. While Halpert says her field had already grown significantly by the following year, it was still a far cry from today’s numbers of nearly 30,000 participants, with more than 12,500 of them being women or nonbinary entrants.

Rather than focusing on her accomplishments, however, Halpert continues to emphasize the health benefits of her lifelong habit, as well as its approachability for nearly anyone. “It’s easy, and it’s there any day. You’ve got your shoes, socks, and whatever else you’re wearing, and you just have to do it every day. Running doesn’t have to be done at a certain time. You can just sort of work it into your schedule.”

She also jokes that, at her age, “I don’t think you’d call what I do running,” but whether it’s walking or striding, she’s still committed to hitting the road or a trail most days. This kind of practical approach to finding activities that are sustainable and have low barriers to entry continues to resonate with her niece, who hopes her own children are being set up for a lifetime of similar wellness.

“I always ran as a child and young woman to blow off steam,” she explains. “To me, it’s really peaceful. I kind of get into a rhythm. I like to be outside with trees and waterfalls or rivers rather than running in the city, and some of my best ideas or solutions to my problems will just pop into my head when I’m deep in a run.

“I also feel like there are certain things that I should teach my children before they are adults, and one of them is how to do a 5K or other race on their own, which includes training.” She wants them to be able to swim well, ride a bike, hike, and avail themselves of any other outdoor pursuit that doesn’t require a lot of equipment to greatly enhance their lives. Her daughter, Cecilia, is named after her paternal grandfather, Cecil Snyder, and just as she’s enjoyed bonding with Calvin over

their runs, she took satisfaction in watching “Ceci” join in the family fitness during the Shamrock’s 1K distance.

“Sometimes in your life, you don’t realize how much you’re enjoying something until later, but right now, I’m sharing this experience of tangible joy in the moment. Soon, they’ll get faster than me and won’t be interested, but for right now, we have this connection, and it’s just really special.”

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Mary Halpert at the 1990 Boston Marathon
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Tennis Paradise: Members Share Tips From BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

Every March, numerous MAC members make their annual pilgrimage to Indian Wells, California, to attend the prestigious BNP Open. Known for its grandeur and world-class competition, the tennis tournament promises an unparalleled showcase of athleticism and skill.

It’s also set against the breathtaking backdrop of majestic mountains and lush greenery, with mild and dry desert weather to boot. So what draws MAC members to this “tennis paradise,” as it is affectionately known?

“It’s a great time of the year to escape the wet weather in Portland,” says Shane Kim, who attended his inaugural year. Annie Bruce, a threetime attendee, added, “I am in awe of the talents showcased by the women and men athletes. Watching them compete in person is a surreal experience: their speed, power, and endurance are astonishing!” In addition, beyond the glitz and glamor, there’s a tangible sense of inspiration that permeates the air, fueling the aspirations of amateur players to elevate their game.

One of the most enticing aspects of the Open for club players is the chance to witness their tennis idols up close and personal. USTA league player Ernesto Bruce reflected warmly on this experience: “100% it is

watching the pros on the ‘practice courts’! Being able to sit so close to the courts and watch some of the best tennis players in the world hit rallies back and forth is an amazing sight to see.”

Of course, attending a premier event like the BNP Open can come with a hefty price tag. To help stretch his budget, frequent attendee Tom Turnbull recommends an overlooked gem: “A grounds pass is the best value during the first week.” Veteran attendee Matt Casimo agrees. “Get to the first session of the day early and get a great seat in the outer courts,” he says.

Chris Hasle also enjoys “watching some amazing doubles” on the practice and stadium courts. Longtime BNP fan Deb Garris recommends that attendees “wear comfy clothes, prep for hot and cold weather, and enjoy the party!”

In conclusion, the BNP Open at Indian Wells promises to be an unforgettable event for all attendees. To quote Michael Doherty, who attended the tournament as a first-timer, “If you play or are (a tennis) fan, it is a really fun venue with beautiful grounds that are only a twohour flight away.” In the words of first-time attendee Scott Vanderhoff, “Just go. You will be glad you did!”

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Chris Hasle, Shane Kim, Michael Lee, Annie Bruce, Ernesto Bruce, and Michael Doherty

Scott and Sara Vanderhoff with friends Angie Fox and Charles Hooker

Devin Tau and Matt Casimo

Tom Turnbull and Deb Garris


A Family Activity

I come from a tennis-playing family. Not in the traditional sense, where mom and dad played their whole lives and wanted to give the sport to their kids when they came along. My parents did not play sports growing up, but when my mom was pregnant with my older brother, my dad wanted to find a sport the whole family could play together. He took a tennis lesson then came home and said, “I think I found our family sport.”

That fateful decision opened many doors for my brother and I, but it also turned into countless hours playing tennis as a family (either all four of us or just two or three) and creating wonderful memories. Whether watching each other play, traveling to tournaments, or spending nights watching tennis on TV and talking about our goals and dreams, a lot of the closeness of our family can be attributed to a shared love of tennis. There are many times I think back fondly on those moments, laughing at line call arguments, the tears over a loss or the joyous celebrations. I would not trade those memories for anything.

Tennis has been, and continues to be, a passion and a blessing in my life. My feelings toward the game are a large reason I want to give as many members as possible the opportunity to get on the tennis court and feel the advantages not only for themselves but for all the members of the family.

If you and your family don’t yet play tennis, here are some compelling reasons to make it your net family activity.

Bonding & Quality Time

Playing together strengthens bonds between family members. Communication, teamwork, and a sense of belonging all help to bring the family unit closer together. Plus, it’s a great way to get the family off screens.

Physical Activity

Research has shown the benefits of exercise for years; however, the obesity epidemic in America is only getting worse. It is never too early or too late to start healthier living. It is well known that children learn by watching their parents’ behavior. Active parents typically lead to more active children.

Life Lessons

Andre Agassi said, “There is a reason tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, serve, fault, break, love; the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence because every match is life in miniature.”

Players are on an island playing tennis. There is no hiding, no one to come to the rescue, and no coach to offer advice or a pep talk. Players are left alone to control and maintain their emotions through the heat of battle. They learn independence, integrity, and the benefits of commitment and effort. Who better to help kids through this than mom and dad?

Mental Well-Being

The fast-paced nature of tennis forces a player to focus on the present — it is hard to think about other problems or issues when a ball is speeding right at you. It has been found that regular tennis sessions can reduce stress, increase happiness, and promote wellness for all members of the family.


Playing tennis as a family creates opportunities to disconnect from technology, connect with each other, and develop long-lasting friendships. The younger generations are more mobile than ever, and research shows they are more likely to move than prior generations. They will need ways to meet folks when they are out on their own. Tennis is a great way to meet people in a new town, as it only takes one more person to get out there.

Over my 30-year tennis career, I have seen tennis help develop the character of young people, create lifelong friendships, and strengthen family bonds. Best of all, I have seen it give families an activity in which they can put aside differences and troubles, get out of the house, and have fun together playing a game. I invite you to reserve a court with your family and enjoy each other!

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Explore the Great Outdoors at Summer Camp

MAC’s Outdoor summer camps offer an unparalleled opportunity for young adventurers to explore the wonders of nature and embark on thrilling outdoor experiences. From soaring mountain peaks to hidden coastal coves, these camps unlock the beauty of a variety of destinations around the Pacific Northwest.

They strike the perfect balance between education and play, allowing campers to learn through hands-on experiences and outdoor adventures. Our guides are expert naturalists, geologists, and historians with a passion for outdoor recreation. Whether they’re discussing the geological features of a mountain range, splashing in the waves during a surfing lesson, or helping kids learn about hydraulics while creating dams and boats to float through river rapids, every activity is designed to engage campers’ minds and bodies while fostering a love for learning and exploration.

One of the key goals is to help campers develop independence and confidence. Through immersive outdoor experiences, campers learn valuable life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and resilience, as well as outdoor skills. Whether they’re navigating a challenging hiking trail or conquering their fears on a rock-climbing expedition, campers gain the confidence to tackle new challenges and explore the world with a sense of adventure and curiosity.

MAC’s Outdoor team prides itself on partnering with a variety of amazing outfitters to give campers a unique experience. Whether it’s kayaking with a local white-water rafting company owned by a former U.S. Canoe/Kayak national team member, teaming up with expert surf

instructors for a day on the waves, or working with PADI Master Dive Instructors to learn free-diving and scuba techniques, our camps offer access to a diverse range of outdoor adventures led by industry professionals. These partnerships ensure that campers can explore interests and try new activities in a safe and supportive environment.

This year, we’re also thrilled to announce that we’ve secured permits to a few new locations, offering campers the chance to explore even more of the Pacific Northwest’s hidden gems and climbing crags. Part of the Outdoor program’s initiative is to give back and maintain the wilderness areas we use, and by helping maintain local areas, we can continue to explore exciting new locations. From wilderness areas to stunning natural landmarks, these destinations promise unforgettable adventures and opportunities for exploration and discovery.

There aren’t many locations in the country that provide immediate access to such diverse landscapes and a wide range of outdoor experiences. One day, we might find ourselves summiting a mountain peak, and the next day, we’re riding the waves at the beach and then spelunking through ancient lava tubes. The possibilities for adventure are endless, and we are excited to share these experiences with the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or new to adventure, our camps welcome members and their guests alike to join the excitement and exploration.

Learn more about Outdoor camps in the Summer Program Guide at

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Family Dynasties Downstairs

The Kennedys. The Barrymores. The Downeys and Rockefellers. And the Bouskas. Everyone is familiar with families working together in business, politics, and the arts. But MAC Racquetball has more than a few families that play together on the racquetball court.

Some parents play competitively and then bring their children into the sport. Some children play in the junior program or compete on the Lincoln High School team and then bring their parents down to the courts. In all of these cases, MAC Racquetball is blessed to see family members play for fun and sport in

the subbasement. The program has siblings, partners, and whole families compete while exercising together.

Anyone looking for a sport where the whole family can play together while working up a sweat no matter the age, consider this fast-paced sport! To the right is a partial list of families who take to the racquetball courts together.

For more information or to get started, reach out to Hank Marcus at racquetball@

— The Racquetball Committee




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Rose City Classic Returns

The traditional Rose City Classic made a strong return to MAC in March. Last held in 2017, the event went through some changes over the past few years but returned to its original name and format for 2024 and proved to be a popular one. Approximately 100 players joined a large member group for some squash, community, and competition. With MAC players dominant in all divisions, local players had a strong showing and achieved the following finishes:

Men’s Open: Adam Perkiomaki (second), Phillip Carbajal (third)

Men’s A: Shashank Khandekar (third)

Men’s B: Bill Delacy (second)

Men’s C: Maurice Reid (second), Mike McGrath (third)

Women’s A: Rachel Wagner (first), Phoebe Trubowitz (second), Emily Couch (third)

Women’s B: Aimee Chang (first), Gretchen Wagner (second), Becca Spain (third)

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Dive Into Summer Camps

Summer volleyball at MAC is just around the corner! Join the coaches for a variety of camps for kids ages 8-18 of all skill levels. More details on the camps listed below are available in the Summer Program Guide at

Beginning Volleyball Camp (ages 8-12)

Coaches teach basic skills, emphasizing passing and serving. There are a lot of individual repetitions with mini-games throughout the camp, which is designed for new players and those still learning the game or how to serve overhand. One-week camps run throughout June, July, and August.

Middle School Volleyball Camp (ages 11-14)

This camp is for incoming middle-school athletes who are looking to expand their knowledge of basic volleyball fundamentals and gameplay. They train in passing, receiving, serving, hitting, blocking, and setting. One-week camps run during select weeks in June, July, and August.

High School Volleyball Camp (ages 14-18)

This camp is for players entering high school who have at least one year of volleyball experience. Participants dive into improving specific skills and learn the job responsibilities of the different positions while repeatedly practicing technique. One-week camps run during select weeks in June, July, and August.

Setting Academy with Coach Taylor Canoso (ages 12-18)

Learn fast, decisive footwork; develop strong, quick hands; and master different tempos of setting. This camp is the perfect opportunity for aspiring and experienced setters to get a lot of repetition and grow confident. This three-day clinic in July is led by Head Coach Taylor Canoso and other MAC Volleyball coaches.

Boys Volleyball Clinic (ages 10-14)

This clinic on July 13 is for boys interested in diving into the fundamentals of volleyball, including passing, hitting, setting, and serving. Learn defense and offense transitions, as well as an emphasis on communication and game play.

Libero Academy (ages 12-18)

This one-week camp in August is for aspiring liberos and other defensive specialists who aren’t afraid to get on the floor! Learn to read and accurately anticipate offensive plays. Learn tips and tricks to become a more

consistent passer and server and learn to be unstoppable in the back row! Overhand serving and at least one year of competitive team experience are both recommended.

In addition to summer camps, the Volleyball program continues to offer private trainings with current MAC volleyball coaches. For anyone who wants to grow their skills this summer and get one-on-one or group training, private lessons are a great way to fine-tune and develop skills.

To learn more about summer camps, open play, competitive teams, or private lessons, email

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Congratulations to the following athletes who were honored at this year’s celebration.

2024 MAC National Team Members

MAC is proud to recognize individuals who not only represented themselves, but also the club, in winning competitions on a national stage.

Masters Basketball Team: Charlie Petit, John Jackson, Eric Knox, Trond Williams, Nathan Sweet, Allen Andrews, Dirk Koopman, Earl Martin, Kevin Grant, Tom Ferris, Rodd Miller, Coach Tom Ferris

Kurt Grote U.S. Masters Swimming 2023 Spring Nationals – 400 Yard IM

Jessica Stacy U.S. Masters Swimming 2022 Hood River Short Course Meet Relay Team 4x50 Freestyle, 4x100 Freestyle, 4x200 Freestyle, 4x50 Medley

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U.S. Masters Swimming 2023 Open Water National Championship Relay

Ilsa Feierabend

U.S. Masters Swimming 2023

5K Virtual Championship

U.S. Masters Swimming 2022

Hood River Short Course Meet

Relay Team – 4x50 Freestyle, 4x100 Freestyle, 4x200 Freestyle, 4x50 Medley

Joe Loprinzi Inspirational Award

At the age of 14, through determination and grit, Wood became the youngest athlete to earn a gold medal on the 1960 Olympic swimming team. She then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Oregon, a Master of Social Work, and a Master of Science in education from Portland State University. She taught high school English, literature, and composition for more than 35 years. As a published writer, Wood became a fellow of the Northwest Writing Project, helping countless others to find their voices and share their stories with the world. She is a passionate advocate for women in sports and for creating safe, affirming, and inclusive spaces for all.

Scot Sullivan

U.S. Masters Swimming 2023 Open Water National Championship

Emma Wetsel 2023 USA Climbing Collegiate National Championships

Mel Fox Amateur Athlete of the Year Award

Thomas Olsen

Olsen is a distance freestyle specialist, but he can challenge anyone in any stroke, any event, at any time. He is the fastest swimmer on the team, one of the fastest to ever swim for MAC, and also one of the fastest swimmers to ever come out of Oregon. His recent performance at Junior Nationals in the 1650 Freestyle, where he placed third overall, was a team record in the Boys 15-18 category. It was also the thirdfastest performance ever by an Oregonian and the second-fastest ever at MAC — second only to the legendary Alex Stiles, who has held MAC and Oregon Open records since 1985. His time of 15:08.71 ranked ninth in the nation for 17-18 Boys.

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

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

Mileage as of March 31, 2024

Ann Blume 8,290

Ann Durfee 49,867

Claire Galton 45,826

Norm Frink 18,620

Vuong Vu 4,501

Robert Jarrett 460

Shannon Leonetti 85,355

Harriet Maizels 29,125

Tom Neilsen 7,807

Linda Opray 22,123

John Popplewell 4,906

Dee Poujade 15,776

Nancy Sergeant 29,784

Carrie Stucky 31,634

Barbara Wetzel 30,770

Ellen Wax 3,764

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Celebrate Yoga, Elevate Wellness

Experience International Day of Yoga Classes

June 21 at MAC

The International Day of Yoga started in India in 2015 and coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It was designed as a day to celebrate the origin of yoga and acknowledge how the ancient art and science of yoga has touched numerous people across the globe by helping to reduce stress, enhance overall health, and cultivate mindfulness.

Yoga practice is not just exercise — it is also about connecting to the inner self to establish a sense of peace and harmony with oneself and those around. Yoga means “union “in Sanskrit, and International Day of Yoga is a reminder that yoga is universal and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.


Raise awareness about the benefits of yoga by participating in the International Day of Yoga event on June 21 at MAC. This year’s schedule of classes is below.

Wisdom of Yoga Class with Katarina Simko (all levels)

10-11 a.m. Friday, June 21

Through movement on the mat, Simko reviews parts of the sacred text called The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which outlines the foundations of yoga. The Wisdom of Yoga class weaves parts of the eight limbs into an hourlong practice. This theory and practice will hopefully harness the restless mind, resulting in greater peace, health, and harmony in everyday life. This is an active, all-levels class, and participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and their own yoga mat, although some mats will be provided. YOE0621

Healing Sound Bath with Jenelle Woodlief

10-11 a.m. Friday, June 21

Experience deep relaxation and feel the stress and tension melt away during 60 minutes of a deeply meditative vibrational sound healing that will calm the nervous system. The sound of the bowls and chimes carry participants away into another world,

where they can experience deep peace and relaxation while sitting or lying in a comfortable position with a blanket and bolster. YOE621

Social Reception & Tea Tasting

11 a.m.-noon Friday, June 21

After the morning yoga sessions and before the family yoga class, enjoy a special tea tasting from Portland’s Smith Teamaker on the Second Floor Terrace. The reception also includes healthy snacks and wellness vendors.

Family Yoga with Mike Salmon (ages 6+)

12:15-1 p.m. Friday, June 21

This 45-minute class offers family members the chance to strengthen their bonds by spending quality time together practicing yoga on the mat. This session is all about having fun, learning from each other, and strengthening relationships through laughter and playfulness. The lunchtime family yoga session includes the social reception at 11 a.m. YOY621

Registration is required for all classes, and the cost to participate is $15 per adult member and $10 per child attending Family Yoga.

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Mike Salmon leads a Family Yoga class on Friday, June 21.
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Take to the Trails for the MAC Leif Erikson Half Marathon

The Triathlon & Running Committee is proud to announce the inaugural MAC Leif Erikson Half Marathon set to take place on June 9. This exciting event promises to be a thrilling addition to Portland’s running calendar, offering participants a unique and scenic route through some of the city’s most picturesque areas.

The half marathon kicks off at the Leif Erikson Germantown Trailhead — a stunning starting point nestled in the heart of nature. From there, participants journey along the trail, covering approximately 11 miles of breathtaking trail running terrain.

After weaving their way through the lush landscapes of Forest Park, runners reach NW Thurman Street, where the route transitions into the vibrant streets of Northwest Portland. Runners traverse through charming neighborhoods and bustling streets, soaking in Portland’s urban landscape.

The excitement doesn’t end at the finish line, as participants are welcomed back to MAC with a brunch buffet and refreshing mimosas. It’s the perfect opportunity for runners to refuel and celebrate their achievements in style.

For added convenience, shuttle services are available to transport runners from MAC to the starting point, ensuring a hassle-free experience for all. As a token of appreciation for their dedication and determination, all runners are set to receive a commemorative shirt and medal.

Whether members are seasoned trail runners or training for their first race, this new challenge promises an unforgettable experience for all. Lace up those shoes, hit the trail, and join fellow MAC runners for an epic adventure through Forest Park and Northwest Portland. Register at with code TRE0609.

The first-ever MAC Leif Erikson Half Marathon takes place Sunday, June 9.

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Outdoor Dining on the Horizon

Get ready to enjoy exceptional meals in the summer sun as the Sunset Bistro is set to reopen on Tuesday, May 28. This year, MAC’s premier outdoor dining destination gets a refresh with brand new furniture. Plus, the tent is removed after July 3, giving members and guests a true outdoor dining experience for the rest of the season.

On Sundays, the Bistro will host its usual lineup of special events, including tapas, grill, and low country boil nights. It’s the perfect way to enjoy good food and good company outdoors.

Anyone looking for more casual fare to enjoy on the Sun Deck can plan to visit the window at Splash, which is set to open just in time for the summer heat on Friday, June 14. Splash offers a mouthwatering menu, including smoothies, sushi, salads, and canned beverages, all of which can be enjoyed while lounging by the Sun Deck Pool.

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Cinco de Mayo in the Sports Pub

4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 5

Stop by the Sports Pub for special Mexicaninspired food and drink specials, while supplies last.



Sports Pub Chef

Meet Matt Wells, chef at the Sports Pub, whose culinary journey has been a mix of passion, creativity, and good old-fashioned skill.

After getting his first taste of kitchen life working in fast food during high school, Wells bounced around many different jobs in Oregon but found himself pulled back to the kitchen. “Once I moved to Portland, I started to take my culinary career seriously,” he says. He built his food expertise working in restaurants with a variety of cuisines, from German to Mexican to Thai to American.

Wells also developed an entrepreneurial drive, opening a farm-totable restaurant catering to people with dietary needs and later running his own barbecue food cart in Southeast Portland before landing at MAC in 2021.

At the Sports Pub, Wells is in his element during special events like Monday Night Football and tap takeovers. On Mondays during football season, he explores new flavors inspired by different states, while tap takeovers let him and his team get creative with dishes that pair with craft beers from different breweries. He also loves cooking outdoors; whether it’s smoking salmon or grilling up some ribs, he’s in his element over an open flame.

When asked what he loves most about his job, Wells doesn’t hesitate: it’s the team. Having a crew to bounce ideas off makes every day in the kitchen a blast. “Helping cooks learn and create new dishes they can be proud of is great,” he says.

Brown Bottle Society Dinner Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Seatings at 9 & 11 a.m. Sunday, May 12

Celebrate mom at MAC’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. Reservations are available through OpenTable on the Dining page at FBY0512

Sports Pub: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. , & Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Joe’s: Monday-Friday 7 a.m-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., & Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

6-9 p.m. Friday, May 24

This special four-course dinner features an assortment of whiskey pairings, live music, and a chance to win swag and collector’s edition bottles. Members and guests ages 21 and older are welcome. FBA0524

1891: Lunch: Fridays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., & Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 4-9:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended, but not required, for 1891. Minors are allowed in 1891 during lunch service and in the East Room only for dinner service. Visit to make a reservation and for the most up-to-date hours.

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Meet the Newest Timbers Teammates

Calling all Timbers fans! MAC is excited to present an exclusive opportunity to engage with some of the newest members of the home team.

The upcoming MAC Talks event features three exciting additions to the Timbers roster for the 2024 season: coach Phil Neville, goalkeeper Max Crépeau, and defender Kamal Miller. They take center stage to share insights into their professional journeys and the excitement of the season.

Coach Neville, the seasoned tactician at the helm of the team, has a wealth of experience both on the field and from the sidelines. With six years of MLS head coaching experience at the senior level and a distinguished career in England’s Premier League and the England Men’s National Team, his journey promises to inspire and captivate.

Crépeau is a dynamic goalkeeper whose leadership and experience have already made waves in the MLS. With a remarkable track record that includes back-to-back MLS

Cup appearances and the 2022 title with LAFC, Crépeau’s presence promises to elevate the team to new heights.

Miller adds strength to the Timbers’ defensive line, and his versatility and competitive spirit make him a formidable force on the pitch. Coach Neville himself noted that Miller was the team’s top target when he arrived, citing Miller’s experience at the highest levels of the game.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to submit questions to coach Neville and the athletes prior to the talk, and Crépeau and Miller will participate in a live Q&A session with MAC juniors at the event.

It all takes place in the Ballroom from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4, and then attendees can head to the Reading Lounge for photos with coach Neville and the players from 6:30-7 p.m. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmember guests. Register on the Events page at themac. com using code CAE0604.

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Friday, May 3

Family Fridays

6-8 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 4

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

Get dressed to the nines and join fellow members and guests for a thrilling afternoon featuring the 150th annual Kentucky Derby and accompanying horse races. Enter a hat contest, choose the winning horse, and play casino-inspired games. This event is for ages 21 and older. SAE0504

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

GXE0504 — waitlist only

Weekends of May 4, 11 & 18

MAC Decathlon

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MAC Decathlon! Mark your calendars for three action-packed weekends as the club honors athleticism, camaraderie, and sporting excellence. Choose 10 events from a list of 18 designed to test strength, skill, speed, and conditioning. There’s also a pentathlon option available. EDE0504

Sunday, May 5

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

Join the MelloMacs and friends for a free, participatory performance of popular songs from 1960 to 2024. Enjoy direction by vocal artist Marilyn Keller and musical accompaniment by Kit Taylor and other talented artists. Members and guests of all ages are welcome at this casual get-together. Song lyrics are provided, along with complimentary desserts and beverages. SME0505

Monday, May 6

Big Picture Book Group 7-8 p.m

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


Tuesday, May 7-Wednesday, May 8

Bud Lewis Blood Drive 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

MAC Wellness and the American Red Cross join forces to help save lives. Honor the late Bud Lewis by donating blood, volunteering at the drive, or helping to register fellow members. The drive takes place in Ainsworth/Lownsdale. Volunteers are also needed. WFE0507, WFE0508, VOL0507 & VOL0509

Wednesday, May 8

MAC Professional Business Networking Group 7:30-9 a.m.

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

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Watch the 150th annual Kentucky Derby at MAC on May 4

Friday, May 10

SHE FLIES Sport Oregon Banquet 5-10 p.m.

Join Sport Oregon as the organization announces and honors its 2024 SHE FLIES Community Grantees, which are deserving Oregon nonprofits carrying out the SHE FLIES mission through programs and initiatives. Connect with athletes, business leaders, community partners, and SHE FLIES ambassadors from throughout the local sports scene at this fundraising event. SME0510

Saturday, May 11

Make a Gift for Mom: A Floral Workshop 9-11 a.m.

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

Sunday, May 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Timbers 12:30 p.m.

Cheer on the Portland Timbers as they face off against the Seattle Sounders in an exhilarating matchup. Come early to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and delicious drinks. Treat moms to this Mother’s Day Terrace Package for a memorable day filled with family, soccer, and VIP treatment! Members who just want to get in on the brunch action are welcome to purchase the buffet in the Reading Lounge, and no registration is necessary. PTFC005

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Tuesday, May 14

Senior Mix & Mingle: Two Truths Plus a Lie 4-6 p.m.

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

Thursday, May 16

Third Thursdays Market 4-7 p.m.

MAC’s Third Thursdays abound with art, home goods, jewelry, wellness essentials, tasty treats, and more. The market pauses for the summer after this, resuming in September.

Business Essentials Seminar

– Mastering Conflict

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Ladies Golf Night at Cottage Golf Studios

6-8:30 p.m.

GOE0516 — waitlist only

Friday, May 17

All-Day Family Fridays

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

The Indoor Playground in the Main Gym kicks off at 9 a.m. with spaces for toddlers and young children until 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., the rest of the gym transforms into the Family Fridays event you know and love. Registration is required. SOY106

Friday, May 17-Sunday, May 19

Father-Daughter Dance – A Night in Paris 5-8 p.m.

SFE517, SFE518, SFE519 – waitlist only

Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19

Oregon Association of Artistic Swimming Region

A Championship

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

MAC hosts youth artistic swimmers from Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Oregon. Exhibitions and competitions take place in the West Pool. SYE0518

Sunday, May 19

Deschutes River Fly

Fishing Excursion

ODE0519 – waitlist only

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

YOE0519 – waitlist only

Monday, May 20

History Book Club

6:30-8 p.m.

This month’s book is King: A Life by Jonathan Eig. Deeply researched, this is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. HBC2024

Tuesday, May 21

Duplicate Bridge

12:30-3:30 p.m.

Explore the strategic and skillful world of duplicate bridge, a variant designed to eliminate the luck factor in card distribution. Coffee and tea are provided. SOA265

All-Committee Dinner

6-8:30 p.m.

The newest members of the Board of Trustees are excited to host the All-Committee Dinner with the Barbie-inspired theme of MAC Mojo Dojo Casa House. Committee members can register at SME0521

Thursday, May 23

Safety Awareness Workshop

4:30-5:30 p.m.

This interactive workshop equips MAC members with the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond to emergencies effectively. Learn how to identify signs of distress, administer basic first aid, and take decisive action in critical situations. AQE0523

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Take Part in the 2024 Holiday Fashion Show

Ever wonder what it’s like to walk the runway at the Holiday Fashion Show? Here’s the chance to find out! This year, there are more member model opportunities than ever before, and the Culture & Style Committee is hosting a series of casting calls in early June.  The theme for this year’s show, “Passport to the Holidays,” infuses the captivating world of travel with high fashion to create a runway like no other. It takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12.

The Holiday Fashion Show 2024 casting call and volunteer sign-up is open to members ages 18 and older who are eager to showcase their talent and creativity. Prior experience is not required. Stop by 26 Founders during any of the below dates and times to be considered. Register at with event code VOL0603.

10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 3

5-7 p.m. Monday, June 3

10 a.m.-noon Friday, June 7

5-7 p.m. Friday, June 7

1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 9

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Sunday, May 26

MAC Soccer Tournament at Providence Park

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

This club-wide event promises lively competition for the whole crew. Gather your kids, relatives, and friends to create a seven-person team. The 7-on-7 tournament format features 24-minute games for quick turnarounds and plenty of excitement. Registration for this members-only event closes May 6. CAE0526

Tuesday, May 28

Evening Literary Group

7-8 p.m.

Join the Evening Literary Group in Kamm for a discussion of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. ELG2024

Thursday, May 30

Business Essentials Seminar – The (Im)Perfect People Manager

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Dive-In Movie


Join the fun at the Sun Deck Pool while watching the animated film Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. Lounge in an inner tube or park yourself on the deck! SJE0530

Friday, May 31

MAC Golf Summer Tour at

Tualatin Country Club

Tee times start at 1:45 p.m.

Join fellow members in a tour of courses around the area this summer, starting at Tualatin Country Club. The $110 cost includes the round and range balls.GOE0531


Saturday, June 1

Murder Mystery Dinner Party Hosted by 20s/30s

The 20s/30s Committee invites you and your guests to an evening of intrigue, deception, and delicious cuisine while you unravel a thrilling murder mystery. Dress in your best 1930s Hollywood-themed formal wear and prepare to use your sleuthing skills as you interrogate fellow guests, search for clues, and ultimately solve the mysterious crime. The 21-and-older evening features a social hour with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine, live entertainment by the Murder Mystery Co., and a three-course meal. STE0601

Exercise with Pride 9-10


The Group Exercise and Community & Heritage Committees present a special event to kick off Pride month. See page 74 for details. GE0601

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Movie on Thursday, May 30
Bring the family for the Dive-In


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

The following special events are planned for May:

Friday, May 3

Just Dance Tournament

Wednesday, May 8

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Saturday, May 11

Mother’s Day Crafts

Thursday, May 16

Ping Pong Tournament

Monday, May 20

Pixar Movie Watch Party

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

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

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Swing Into Summer

Register Now for MAC Golf Scramble at Pumpkin Ridge

Golf enthusiasts, mark your calendars! The annual Golf Scramble returns to the picturesque Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek Course on June 30, promising a day filled with camaraderie, competition, and, of course, some outstanding golf. The renowned course hosts this exciting event with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

As of May 1, registration for the event is open at Upon registration, participants will be prompted to input their GHIN number and the names of the individuals they wish to form their foursome with.

Prizes are set to be awarded for first and second place in all three divisions: Men’s, Women’s, and Coed. Additionally, accolades await

Portland Timbers

7:30 p.m.

Portland Thorns

June 8 7 p.m.

June 23 1 p.m.

those with exceptional accuracy and power, with prizes designated for the Men’s and Women’s Closest to Pin (KP) and Longest Drive (LD) achievements.

The all-inclusive price covers green fees, carts, and range balls. It also ensures participants are refueled and refreshed with a delicious lunch and appetizers awaiting them at the awards ceremony following the tournament. It’s not just about the competition — it’s about enjoying a day out on the pristine greens, forging new connections, and celebrating a shared love of the sport.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the game, the MAC Golf Scramble promises an unforgettable experience for all. So, gather your friends, sharpen your skills, and get ready to tee off on June 30 for a day of golfing excellence amidst stunning surroundings.

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MAY / JUNE MAY / JUNE Registration Registration Date Kickoff Opponent Opens at Noon Code Sunday, May 12 1:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC Open PTFC005 Wednesday, May 15 7:30 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes Open PTFC006 Saturday, May 25
Sporting Kansas City Open PTFC007 Saturday, June 1
Houston Dynamo FC May 2 PTFC008 Saturday, June 22
Vancouver Whitecaps FC May 23 PTFC009 Saturday, June 29
Minnesota United FC May 30 PTFC010 Registration Registration Date Kickoff Opponent Opens at Noon Code Saturday, May 4 7
Washington Spirit Open PTFC103 Saturday, May 11 7
Seattle Reign FC Open PTFC104 Saturday,
North Carolina Courage May 9 PTFC105 Sunday,
Kansas City Current May 24 PTFC106 Tickets are required to enter the Stadium Terrace during Timbers matches. For more information, search Timbers at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or All matches are
to change by the MLS. For any changes by the MLS affecting the match time or date, there is a period of time where tickets may be canceled at no charge. This period of time will be communicated to those with reservations. Tickets are required to enter the Stadium Terrace during Thorns matches. For more information, search Thorns at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or All matches are subject to change by the NWSL. For any changes by the NWSL affecting the match time or date, there is a period of time where tickets may be canceled at no charge. This period of time will be communicated to those with reservations.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


Questions about upcoming events? Please reach out to Kenna Reid at or the Family Events chair at

Children’s Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 26

Registration opens at noon on Aug. 27, SFE1026

Family Concert Sunday, Nov. 10

Registration opens at noon on Sept. 11, SFE1110

Mother-Daughter Tea Saturday, Dec. 7

Registration opens at noon on Nov. 1 via OpenTable

Children’s Holiday Party Sunday, Dec. 8

Registration opens at noon on Oct. 9, SFE1208

Family NYE Party Tuesday, Dec. 31

Registration opens at noon on Nov. 1, SFE1231

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Monday, June 3

Big Picture Book Group 7-8 p.m.

The Big Picture Book Group reads nonfiction, covering a wide range of subjects. This month’s book is The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff. BPBG2024

Wednesday, June 5

Duplicate Bridge

12:30-3:30 p.m.

Explore the strategic and skillful world of duplicate bridge, a variant designed to eliminate the luck factor in card distribution. Coffee and tea are provided. SOA365

Collective Wisdom Salon

6-8 p.m.

The Murmuration Collective partners with the Culture & Style Committee to host an intimate community event for women at MAC. Enjoy small bites followed by a panel discussion and time for connecting with fellow members. SCE0605

Friday, June 7

U.S. Handball Association Showcase 5-10 p.m.

Handball enthusiasts gather for an unforgettable event with expert instruction from pro Naty Alvarado Jr. Choose from a menu of activities and wrap up with a Q&A over delicious refreshments and appetizers. HBE0607

Wednesday, June 12

MAC Professional Business Networking Group

7:30-9 a.m.

Members meet monthly in 26 Founders to discuss challenges, successes, and hurdles facing professionals and their enterprises. The cost to attend is $5. SOA191

Friday, June 14

MAC Field Day 6-8 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the second annual Field Day! Enjoy carnival-style entertainment with field day challenges for the entire family. Concessions are available for purchase. CAE0614

Friday, June 14 & Saturday, June 15

MAC Dance Recitals

6:30 p.m. Friday

11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Saturday

These recitals, held at Lincoln High School, are end-of-the-season shows for all schoolage classes and the MAC Company. The Mini Recital features performances based on classic Saturday morning cartoons; the Main Recital references iconic television shows; and the MAC Dance Company Review spotlights choreographies from their 2024 competitive season. DAE0614, DAE0615, DAE0616

Monday, June 17

History Book Club

6:30-8 p.m.

This month’s book is A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America and the Woman Who Stopped Them by Timothy Egan. HBC2024

Tuesday, June 18

MAC Night Market

4-8 p.m.

Come browse and shop at the MAC Night Market, taking place in the Turnaround on the third Tuesday in June, July, and August. Stroll through an artisan and farmer market featuring local vendors, live music, activities, and more. There is no cost. Registration is encouraged but not required. SOE0618

Supper Club at the Sunset Bistro

6-9 p.m.

The Social Activities Committee brings its popular supper clubs back to the Bistro this summer. The series kicks off with an evening inspired by Thai cuisine and culture, including a special menu and cocktail, plus live music. SAE0618

Thursday, June 20

Business Essentials – Leading Through Uncertainty & Change

5:30-7:30 p.m.

PlayBook Consulting Group covers six strategies that increase capacity to lead others in an increasingly complex world. SOA490

Friday, June 21

International Day of Yoga

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Members are invited to celebrate the International Day of Yoga with a variety of classes suitable for all levels. See page 54 for details. YOE0621, YOE621, YOY621

MAC Golf Summer Tour at The Reserve

Tee times start at 1 p.m.

Join the golf community in its summer tour of area courses, including this stop at The Reserve in Aloha. The cost is $115 and includes a round and range balls.GOE0531

Tuesday, June 25

Evening Literary Group

7-8 p.m.

Join the Evening Literary Group in Kamm for a lively discussion of Transit of Venue by Shirley Hazzard. Please email Martha Dixon at with any questions. ELG2024

Friday, June 28

Dine with Pride

5:30-8 p.m.

Join Poison Waters, Meesha Peru, and friends for a night of fun, food, and entertainment. See page 74 for details. CHC0628

Saturday, June 29

Dad & Me Timbers Game

6 p.m.

Dads and kids are invited to watch the Timbers take on Minnesota United FC. The Reading Lounge opens at 6 p.m. for pregame activities, including giant Jenga and ping pong, and the match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Free ice cream treats are included. PTFC010

Sunday, June 30

Golf Scramble at Pumpkin Ridge 8 a.m.

Come one, come all to the annual MAC Scramble, held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains. See page 68 to learn more. GOE0630

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Balsall Creek Winery Invites You to Sip and Savor

OWNED AND OPERATED BY LEGACY MAC MEMBERS, Lesli and Jon Owens and family, Balsall Creek Winery is excited to announce the opening of their tasting room, April 19th, 2024.

A true paradise for wine enthusiasts, Balsall Creek’s vineyard of charismatic varietals spans 35 acres within the Chehalem Mountains AVA, just north of the Dundee Hills in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Enjoy Balsall Creek wine at the MAC! We o er Balsall Creek Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc by the bottle at MAC’s 1891.

The Owens family warmly invites you to experience Balsall Creek. Reserve your wine tasting ahead by scanning the QR code.

Balsall Creek Vineyard and Tasting Room 18430 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132



There’s still time to register for summer camps and classes! From volleyball to climbing, and gymnastics to stand-up paddleboarding, there’s an activity for every interest.

Scan the QR code to see what’s available.



“We give to help kids experience the outdoors, music and art they would otherwise miss in rural communities.”


There are countless reasons to give, and endless causes to support, but what made Ruby and Cecil decide it was time to start a fund? “We have everything we need and a bit to share — and we saw a great gap in opportunities offered to kids in our area. So we decided to help fill it.” Says Ruby. Through OCF they started a fund, and now hundreds of kids are benefiting yearly from their sharing. We help people like Ruby and Cecil, and you, improve the lives of fellow Oregonians. Let’s get started.

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Exercise with Pride

9-10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 – GXE0601

Dine with Pride

5:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 28 – CHC0628

Every June, the club recognizes Pride Month and the spirit of inclusivity it represents. All are welcome to an incredible lineup of events this year.

For the first time, the Group Exercise and Community & Heritage Committees team up to honor and celebrate Pride with a fun and free new event called Exercise with Pride.

“Exercise with Pride is an event for all abilities, so show up, shake it up, bring a buddy, and sweat with pride,” says former Group Exercise Committee Chair Neisa Dokken, who wrapped up her term in March. “Most importantly, come to have fun!”

During the event, instructor Val Stegall leads a colorful and upbeat fitness class featuring a pride-themed playlist that accompanies a combination of yoga, Pilates, and dance techniques. Stegall says she’s honored to teach the class, as she has been an outspoken ally her whole life. “I have been gifted not only an amazing LGBTQ+ son, but the opportunity to be surrounded by the many LGBTQ+ friends of my children,” she says. “I don’t see any other way of being than knowing the world is full of people who, instead of anything different, deserve to spend their entire lives fully, proudly, and engulfed by love.”

Members of all fitness levels are welcome, and those who have their own yoga mats are asked to bring them. The event takes place the morning of Saturday, June 1, in the Main Gym. It’s free and open to members ages 12 and older, who are encouraged to wear their best rainbow or glow-in-the-dark exercise attire. Members can bring one guest, who must pay the athletic fee of $15.


For those who wish to skip the sweat but still want to celebrate Pride, MAC’s Dine with Pride is back by popular demand this year on Friday, June 28. Join Poison Waters, Meesha Peru, and friends for a drag show, cocktail social, and plated dinner. Attendees can also expect a performance by Portland Lesbian Choir and an appearance by Carolyn Wood, a former MAC competitive swimmer and Olympic champion. Door prize drawings and a market in the Main Lobby feature goods from local LGBTQ+-owned businesses.

This evening of inclusive and lively entertainment is for members and guests ages 21 and over. Register for either event — or both — on the Events page at There’s also a third opportunity for members to participate in Pride as the club is again preparing a float for the Portland Pride Parade. Details will be shared on how to join the festivities as they become available.

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