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MULTNOMAH ATHLETIC CLUB SEPTEMBER 2023 WINGED M Training Program Unites Sports & Fitness Into Electrifying Combo POWER HARNESS YOUR PAGE 52

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

FEATURED 22 L earn Something New

As the school year gets rolling, fall classes at MAC add opportunities for learning and fun alike.

52 Making Athletes Whole

The club’s Strength & Conditioning program helps competitors dial in their training both to improve at their primary sport and become a more well-rounded athlete.


This composite photo shows MAC athlete Jordan Chapman straddling the worlds of climbing and strength and conditioning training. Photos by Brandon Davis; design by Kari Kohrmann.

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Contents 44 SEPTEMBER 2023 | VOL. 112 No. 9 A PLATINUM CLUB Turn to Club Scrapbook for event photos from the Tennis Social and more. CLUB NEWS 5 President’s Column 7 Manager’s Column 9 Athletics Column 11 Faces of MAC 13 MelloMacs 15 Literary Book Group 15 Veterans Honor Wall 17 House Committee 19 MAF Scholarhips 21 MAF Tributes CULINARY 26 1891 Reopening Gala 29 Culinar y Calendar EVENTS 32 Holiday Fashion Show 33 September Events 36 October Events 44 Club Scrapbook FITNESS & WELLNESS 48 Physical Therapy 49 Massage Therapist Spotlight 50 MELT Method 50 F itness Corner ATHLETICS 56 Artistic Swimming 58 Basketball 60 Climbing 62 Dance 64 F itness Games 64 Ski & Snowboard 66 Volleyball 68 Walk Across America 70 Bylaws Update 72 Advertiser Index 72 MAC Marketplace The Winged M (USPS 483-210) is published monthly by Multnomah Athletic Club at 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. Advertising from members and nonmembers is accepted by The Winged M. Advertisers in The Winged M are not endorsed by Multnomah Athletic Club unless otherwise noted. For questions concerning mailings and subscriptions, call 503-517-7280 or email Periodicals postage is paid at Portland, Oregon. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to Multnomah Athletic Club Member Services, 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. ©2023 Multnomah Athletic Club. For advertising information, email Submit magazine content ideas to View current and past issues of The Winged M online at COMMUNICATIONS TEAM Director Stephanie Cameron Photographer Brandon Davis Graphic Designer Kari Kohrmann Digital Content Specialist Laura Lawrence Communications Manager Adam Linnman Communications Coordinator Carina Mears Connery Graphic Designer/ Ad Services Coordinator Julia Omelchuck Content Manager Deanna Pogorelc Marketing Manager Jessie Smith Senior Copywriter Jake Ten Pas

Committee Chairs


Audit Alison Rosenblum

Athletic Ken Meyer

Budget & Finance Alison Rosenblum

Communications Jake Laban

Diversity Admissions Ann Blume

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Tanya McGee

House Brad Miller

Member Events Alex Page

Membership Dave Hanna

Property Jenna McPherson


Food & Beverage Brian Juckeland

Human Resources Katherine VanZanten

Land Use Greg Specht

Technology Xavier Clark


Arts Susie Younie

Community Involvement Sheri Anderson

Investments Ryan Cotton


Artistic Swimming Marni Davis

Basketball Kyle Hypes

Climbing Jeremy Cohen

Cycling Bryan Leslie

Dance Andrea Malloy

Early Birds Rich Director

Fitness & Decathlon Lori Webb

Golf Larry Vanlaningham

Group Exercise Neisa Dokken

Gymnastics Marilyn Litzenberger

Handball Conor Casey

Karate Elizabeth Flores

Outdoor Activities Program

Laura Johnson-Graham

Pickleball Dana Bach-Johnson

Pilates Julia Ju

Racquetball Sanjay Bedi

Ski & Snowboard Audra Galler

Squash Steve Schaller

Swim Brad Fennel

Tennis Gram Leahy

Triathlon & Running Erica Chiotti

Volleyball Melissa Nelson

Walking & Hiking Anna Kanwit

Water Fitness Joanna Bartlo

Water Volleyball Steve Watson

Yoga Miki Chown


20s/30s Alex Moreland

Balladeers Chris Rasmussen

Culture & Style Shannon Conrad

Family Events Annie Barry

Holiday Decorating Bridget Connolly

MelloMacs Kirsten Leonard

Social Activities Louie Paul


Summer may be coming to a close as families head back to work or school this month, but as we embark on the fall season, it’s hard not to be excited about MAC. During the past few months, the club focused on a handful of facility enhancements to improve a variety of areas, including the Fitness Room, Group Ex Studios, gyms, and pools. Some projects are completed while others are close to being done, meaning MAC is ready to welcome members back from their summer excursions, and we’re prepared to host various fall activities, events, and programming.

MAC always keeps an eye on the future and never stops exploring new ways to improve the club experience for everyone. I genuinely appreciate the club’s willingness and ability to evolve, adapt, and try new things while always striving to serve the needs of our community best. This summer, we saw this firsthand with the facilities enhancements and some adjustments to MAC’s dining options, such as keeping 1891 open on the weekends and allowing everyone, including kids, to enjoy the Sunset Bistro. We also introduced a brand-new food service window as Splash returned triumphantly to the Sun Deck. These decisions, and so many more, were informed with input from members. MAC has always been and will always be member-governed, and committees are crucial.

Club Committees

Fall and winter have traditionally been the time of year utilized to recruit members to join a committee, so this is an excellent opportunity to encourage everyone to get involved for 2024 and beyond. We often boast about our club community being one of MAC’s most vital qualities, and the committee system is a significant reason why. Committees offer everyone a chance to

connect with others and build relationships while giving members a voice and a legitimate stake in club governance. Through the years, we’ve eliminated many potential barriers to make joining a committee available to everyone and as easy as possible. Whether you’ve been a part of 20 committees or are still considering joining your first, the process is convenient. It simply requires you to submit an online interest form by Dec. 31.

Whatever your interests might be, the focus of MAC’s 52 committees is wide-ranging, and you can find a complete list and the interest form on the Committees page at themac. com. Interest forms will be accepted until Dec. 31, so don’t miss a chance to help MAC remain the vibrant, thriving, and welcoming place we all know and love.

Not convinced? Then take advantage of an upcoming opportunity to learn more while celebrating everything MAC at a clubwide party on Friday, Sept. 15. The party will highlight every program and committee in our community, and a “Sneaker Party” theme makes it a celebration that you won’t want to miss. You can read more about it in General Manager Charles Leverton’s column on page 7. Please join us and celebrate our committees.

State of the Club

I also wanted to take a moment to reflect briefly on the board officers’ first seven months in our roles. Club operations are humming, and I am forever grateful to the MAC staff for their dedication and commitment to always providing the best experience possible. I know summer at MAC is considered “downtime,” but the first half of August saw more than 500 additional members visiting the club per day than in August of 2022. That increase was 400 in June and July, showing us trending in the right direction. This growth is a true testament to the entire MAC community and the efforts of our staff. There’s still work left to be done, but we are encouraged by our progress. I’m excited about the next five months and looking forward to finishing the year strong!

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Board of Trustees

President Nathan Ayotte

Vice President Richard Maxwell

Treasurer Alison Rosenblum

Secretary Katherine VanZanten


Susan Bladholm

Ryan Chiotti

Jenny Kim

Victor Perry

Andrew Randles

Dana Rasmussen

Jennifer Strait

Alex Young

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

HR Director

Amy Mattson

Athletic Director

Lisa Miller

Engagement Director

Derek Pratt

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

Experience & Member Services Director

Kevin Pollack

Membership Manager

Kelly Robb

Fitness & Wellness Manager

Maddy Sweeney

Employee Engagement Director

Carrie Tarbell


This month marks an important milestone in the ongoing growth and transformation of our athletics, fitness, and wellness capabilities with the addition of C.J. Martin, our new Fitness and Performance Senior Director. With C.J. at the helm, Fitness & Wellness becomes its own business unit alongside Athletics, enabling Athletic Director Lisa Miller to maintain a sharp focus on recreational and competitive sport and build a strategy to guide us into the future. Together with our staff and committees, they will explore the establishment of our elite Coaches Academy.

Speaking of ongoing change and club growth,at the outset of the year,I challenged Culinary & Events Director Erik Anderson and his team with a simple directive:“Let’s test our limits.”The outcome we’re aiming for is to wrap up the summer season with an exhilarating sense of anticipation.Our ambition is to have our members excitedly looking forward to the vibrant festivities that will keep us dancing,laughing,sharing meals,and forging connections as the days shorten and the nights grow longer.

This vision hinges on our revamped open house event,now known as the Sneaker Party — a 21-and-older member event kickstarting the festival season.At the other end, the Annual Meeting will serve as the fitting conclusion,bookending our year.

C.J. brings a wealth of expertise as the mastermind behind the renowned Invictus Fitness brand. His coed CrossFit team has just clinched the prestigious Affiliate Cup, crowning them as the “fittest team on earth.” This accomplishment marks yet another impressive accolade in his 15-year journey, during which he’s built exceptional healthfocused communities worldwide. C.J.’s advisory roles with distinguished organizations such as Technogym, LifeCORE Fitness, Whoop, and Nike attest to his deep knowledge in fitness programming, space design, and community building.

C.J.’s true passion lies in forging enduring health and fitness relationships through well-designed support networks. C.J.’s expertise will be instrumental in elevating our fitness and wellness environments to new standards. This encompasses evaluating our personal training practices, group exercise classes, fitness spaces, and digital offerings. Additionally, C.J. will initiate conversations about creating a performance capability to optimize the health of our athletic teams, recreational competitors, and lifelong athletes. This groundwork will lay the foundation for our lifelong athlete initiative, empowering members to maximize their health from the first step to the last.

As our event schedule continues to grow and evolve,we continue to be challenged with ensuring our events are accessible and inclusive to all members.With this sentiment in mind,we have decided to make an adjustment to the Sneaker Party timing The open-house style event now will take place from 4 to 7 p.m.on Friday,Sept.15.We modified the event time intentionally in the hopes of allowing our Jewish members the opportunity to participate in both the Sneaker Party and Rosh Hashanah observances.For more information about the Sneaker Party,visit the event listing on

We are committed to fostering a sense of community that respects and embraces our diverse membership At times we fall short.For that we apologize We understand adjusting the time of the Sneaker Party is an imperfect solution.To help us continue our growth,we are partnering with the committee system to create a subcommittee designed to help review key MAC events through an inclusive lens.With the guidance of the DEI Committee and our Board of Trustees,this subcommittee will help us identify where there are opportunities to improve programming and scheduling to ensure MAC remains reflective of all of our voices.

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Hello, MAC! I am writing this column in August, a few days before officially beginning as the MAC Athletic Director. It has been a whirlwind few months on my end, navigating a comprehensive search process, anxiously awaiting updates from General Manager Charles Leverton, enthusiastically accepting the position, and relocating more than 2,000 miles from southwest Ohio back to the incredible Pacific Northwest, my favorite part of the country. In the midst of our current (and exhausting) house-hunting process, I’ve finally had an opportunity to reflect and also look ahead.

To say I’m honored and excited to join the MAC community would be an understatement.

Throughout the search process, I was fortunate to connect with executive team leaders, staff, committee volunteers, and passionate MAC members. It was through the process that I grew more and more excited about the potential of joining this engaged, active, and vibrant club community. Earlier in my career, I worked as a tennis professional and program administrator at two private clubs in the Washington, D.C., metro area. My conversations throughout the search process reminded me of that time and the transformational experiences and connections provided in club communities. I’m so looking forward to returning to my roots in this role.

While I began my athletic administration career in the private club industry, I’ve spent the last 12 years working in athletic

administration at the collegiate level at both private and public institutions. Through these experiences, I’ve learned the importance of active listening, problem-solving, thoughtful collaboration, strategic thinking, and most importantly, being a good teammate — skills I believe will translate well in this new position.

As I begin my first full month in this new role, I’m eager to have one-on-one conversations with our passionate members and dedicated staff. I’m looking forward to learning about the rich traditions of the club and also hearing about your aspirational goals for Athletics. Your insight and feedback are invaluable as we collaborate and plan for the future of MAC Athletics.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chad Failla, Assistant Athletic Director, for his guidance and counsel throughout my transition. He has gone above and beyond and been a tremendous help. Chad and I will partner together on a day-today basis to lead Athletics moving forward.

Again, I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as your Athletic Director and am committed to providing the best member experience possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself — I’m the one with the Aussie accent!

Lisa Miller
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It was through the [search] process that I grew more and more excited about the potential of joining this engaged, active, and vibrant club community.


FAIA, quit the club when they started a family a few years later. MAC wasn’t nearly the bastion of family-friendly fun that it is these days. Fortunately, they rejoined in 1973, and the club has been a key part of their social scene ever since.

Florence DiBenedetto

Why settle for a birthday when you can celebrate a birth month? Nowadays it’s not uncommon to see friends joking on social media that they’re going to lengthen their yearly revelries, but rarely has such an extension been so very warranted as in the case of Florence DiBenedetto.

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the 50-year MAC member celebrated twice as long on Earth surrounded by some of her favorite people in the universe. DiBenedetto’s daughters, Joanne Burdick, Michele Blackerby, and Mary Jane Schouten, wished their mom a happy 100th birthday while enjoying matching chicken salads in the Sunset Bistro.

“All four of my children planned a party for me at my house, too. We had about 100 people — family and friends from Canada, Washington, California, Montana, and North Dakota,” DiBenedetto says. “It was a beautiful day, and the weather was perfect. My kids said we would celebrate all month.”

That just might give the centenarian enough time to toast some small segment of the many memories she’s made over the years. After moving to Portland as a stewardess for Northwest Airlines and marrying into her MAC membership in 1950, she and her husband, architect A.P. “Benny” DiBenedetto,

“I joined the Women’s Committee in the ’80s with my daughter, JoAnne, and enjoyed planning luncheons and fashion shows. I also took many exercise classes from Joe Loprinzi and Susan Walsh. It was before there were lots of different exercise machines in the Fitness Room,” she recalls. “The MAC has had many renovations over the years. I remember the old brick club entrance that was torn down for the big expansion in the ’70s. I also remember Fay [Sasser] sitting at the front desk, greeting members by name and using push pins to note when members were in the building.”

The DiBenedettos hosted two daughters’ wedding receptions at MAC, and Florence says she fondly remembers many Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, as well as the old club bar, which was “a wonderful place to gather with family and friends.”

DiBenedetto also has watched the world change drastically in that time and marvels at how far some aspects of society have come. “The world is more high-tech than I ever thought would be possible. Computers are used everywhere. I never would have thought that flights to the moon and outer space would be possible.”

MAC has also become increasingly family oriented over the years, something for which DiBenedetto is grateful since she enjoys sharing it with those she loves. Gratitude is the key to longevity in her eyes, and she doesn’t take anything for granted.

“I never thought that I would reach 100, and I am just enjoying being with my family and dear friends and being thankful for good health and getting showered with lots of love. I think it’s important to start each day with a happy heart and feeling thankful for God’s many blessings.”

Lynn McCaffrey

Congratulations to MAC Gymnastics & Dance Supervisor Lynn McCaffrey, who received the 2023 Oregon Xcel Judge of the Year Award from USA Gymnastics (USAG) Oregon. McCaffrey is a nationally rated gymnastics judge and spends her weekends judging competitions throughout the Northwest. She also serves as the judge’s representative for the USAG Oregon Committee.

McCaffrey’s peers voted to award her this honor due to their confidence in her knowledge of the sport, the reliable quality of her scoring, and the support she provides to incoming judges. She is known among her peers for her willingness and openness to answer questions and provide athlete support.

“It is an honor to have Lynn on our team. She contributes a wealth of knowledge and experience! My work life has improved tenfold since she came on board,” says Gymnastics, Dance, and Karate Manager Molly Gill, and McCaffrey echoes the sentiment. “It was an honor to win this award, which my peers felt that I deserved in voting for me. I will continue to lead and help gymnastics with my knowledge and passion for the sport.”

Please join the Gymnastics & Dance team in celebrating McCaffrey’s fourth judging award in her 40-year tenure as a gymnastics official!

Every MAC member has moments when they shine extra brightly. Know a member who’s recently won big in their respective sport, been honored for a professional accomplishment, or made a difference in their community? Suggest them to be featured in Faces of MAC by emailing

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Show Up and Sing with MelloMacs

Every year since 1962, the MelloMacs have made beautiful music together. Maybe you’ve seen them entertain kids in the MAC Ballroom during the Children’s Holiday Party or song-leading at the annual Tree Lighting event just outside the Sports Pub. Or perhaps you’ve been visiting a parent at one of the local retirement centers during a MelloMacs performance. You can’t help but come away with feeling the joy that the MelloMacs bring to the audience. Or, even better, the fun, fulfillment, and camaraderie that they have when singing with each other.

“But I can’t sing. What does this have to do with me?” Did you know that the MelloMacs is a non-audition choir? That means it’s open to everyone. Just show up and sing. Take a chance. A tin ear and a lead voice (is that even a thing?) is not fate. Rather, it is only a starting point. Rehearsing for a little over an hour on Monday evenings with a group of supportive friends, learning from a talented music director how to sing songs from the ’20s to the ’90s in four-part harmony, and laughing along the way is a great way to get your social and spiritual fill.

And if you’re already a pro with experience in school, church, or symphonic choirs, what better way to share your talent than to join with others in a low-pressure, positive

environment. We’ve had everyone from chamber singers to karaoke queens, from multigenerational church choir performers to . . . well . . . me, whose only previous experience was singing in eighth-grade choir because it was a required course at my junior high school and taking four years of piano lessons. And now, after 12 years with the MelloMacs, I barely injure myself when I try to hit that high E in Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons’ song, Sherry.

But whatever your experience, you get to wear black — everyone looks good in black — and MAC red (a tie for the guys and scarf for the gals). You get to sing everything from Lida Rose from The Music Man to Moon River, from Elvis’ Teddy Bear to Stop in the Name of Love from Cole Porter or Elton John, and also Hollywood classics, Broadway showtunes, and other toe-tapping, finger-snapping melodies from the Great American Songbook. And, should the MelloMacs ever get invited back to sing at Carnegie Hall like they did in 2018 (singing Fuare’s Requiem with several other choirs), then you’ll get a chance too.

The MelloMacs start their season with a bang at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 with a catered meal and first rehearsal.

Join them for a sampling of wonderful MAC food and drink, meet your fellows and fellowesses, and pick up your music folder to learn what songs we’ve decided to sing this year.

Rehearsals are weekly, from 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays, and the MelloMacs perform when they don’t practice — with their first performance typically at the end of October and rehearsals for their holiday show after Thanksgiving.

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An Evening with Author Victoria Sweet

The Evening Literary Reading Group welcomes author Victoria Sweet, M.D., PhD, to our meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Kamm. We will share in discussing her story in her book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.

Dr. Sweet, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, is also a prize-winning (Guggenheim Fellowship) historian earning a PhD in history. As a fourth-generation Californian (San Franciscan, to be exact) whose family arrived with the Gold Rush, Dr. Sweet describes her education as divided between science and the humanities. While at Stanford, she majored in mathematics and minored in the classics. After starting a PhD in psychology at Harvard, she realized medicine would work better for her than research. She went on to receive her medical degree from UC Irvine and

began practice at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco.

Laguna Honda Hospital, the last almshouse in the country, was a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (God’s Hotel), which was designed to care for the sick in the Middle Ages. Now, in modern times, anyone having fallen onto hard times who needed extended medical care ended up there. And so did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for more than 20 years!

At Laguna Honda, she had the opportunity to practice a nearly vanished kind of alternative medicine. Gradually, the hospital transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients taught her of an older idea: that of the body as a garden to be tended.

Quoting Dr. Sweet: “As I grew up in medicine, I found myself changed by my patients so started thinking and writing early on about everything that came up; the concept of medicine as a calling and a vocation; the archetype of a physician; the split between curing and caring. Because to be a good doctor you have to be a scientific humanist and a humanist scientist.”

God’s Hotel is her remarkable journey to the essence of medicine.

Dr. Sweet’s published works include books on Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century mystic and medical practitioner, God’s Hotel; and Slow Medicine; the Way to Healing. She currently is writing Convictions about “corporate” medicine.

Come with your questions. Members and guests are welcome to share in this remarkable journey.

Come See Updated Honor Wall Design

The Honor Wall Subcommittee is throwing open the doors of 26 Founders for members to check out the Honor Wall’s new look. Register using the QR code below or just stop by from 10 a.m.noon Wednesday, Sept. 13, or 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.

While there, members can also complete registration forms for past members who gave their lives in service to our country to be recognized on the Honor Wall.

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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, along with reminders about the applicable Club Rules.

• An 83-year-old adult member with 48 years of tenure was suspended for three months for Abuse of Members, Nonmembers, and Staff, for continuing to be disrespectful toward staff and using discriminatory language.

• A 45-year-old adult member with two years of tenure was suspended for three months for Behavior Unbecoming a Member and Abuse of Members, Nonmembers, and Staff, for violating locker room rules and being disrespectful toward housekeeping staff in the Women’s Locker Room.

Rule Reminders

Abuse of Members, Nonmembers, or Staff includes but is not limited to verbal or nonverbal offense, inappropriate gestures, or threatening language. Violation of this rule has a minimum suspension of three months for both adult and junior members.

The full Club Rules are available at or scan the code below.

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Empowering Dreams

The Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship

In the heart of Portland’s vibrant community lies a scholarship program that embodies the spirit of empowerment and celebrates the pursuit of knowledge and excellence. The Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship, a joint effort between the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) and MAC, stands as a testament to the values that define both institutions: dedication, resilience, and a commitment to community.

“At MAC, we understand the strength in unity and its impact on people’s lives. Our community is extraordinary because of the remarkable individuals who form its backbone — our passionate and dedicated staff members. They embody the values that drive us forward, making our vision a reality, and touching lives immeasurable ways,” shared Richard Maxwell, Vice President of MAC’s Board of Trustees.

Fay Sasser, a model MAC employee who served the club for an impressive 44 years, was not just a beacon of dedication but also an ardent advocate of lifelong learning. It is in her honor that the scholarship was established, carrying on her legacy of nurturing the potential of others.

“Throughout my life, I have come to realize that education is not merely a stepping stone; rather, it is an integral part of mental well-being. It is the fuel that ignites our passion, empowers us to grow, and enables us to flourish in every aspect of life,” stated Jennifer Holzapfel-Hanson, one of the 2023 scholarship recipients, at MAF’s Scholarship Celebration Event in July.

Holzapfel-Hanson’s speech at the celebration echoed the core values of the program, emphasizing the importance of education in a lifelong journey of growth. With her own journey having taken her from UC Berkely to Northwestern to teaching yoga at the club, she continues her pursuit of knowledge through a professional health and wellness coach training program with Duke this fall.

This year’s four scholarship recipients, each receiving a $5,000 award, embody the diverse and dynamic community that thrives within MAC. Among them is Ali Noel Gunesch, excelling in medical studies at OHSU and as an All-American ski racer at Brown University. Beyond personal achievements,

Gunesch has discovered her passion in mentoring and empowering young athletes to reach their full potential. Her dedication to uplifting others exemplifies the values of the MAC community.

Elli Higginbotham, a recent Southridge High School graduate, blends academic excellence with dedication to community service. She’ll take her passion for compassion and social awareness with her to pursue a nursing degree at the University of San Francisco this fall. Her commitment to creating positive change is a testament to MAC’s mission of enriching lives.

Kristian Peev represents perseverance and leadership. As Lewis and Clark Varsity Men’s Tennis team captain, he has displayed an impressive ability to lead and inspire others, embodying MAC’s spirit. Continuing his journey with the club, Peev will also be attending Portland State University to pursue a master’s degree in finance. His dedication to personal growth reflects the essence of the Fay Sasser scholarship.

Each recipient’s unique journey, as part of the broader community, exemplifies the scholarship’s emphasis on embracing diverse education paths, from college to

graduate school to professional certificates. The scholarship celebrates not only academic achievements but also the determination to follow one’s passions and make meaningful contributions to society.

As the 2023 recipients take their next steps in their academic pursuits, the MAC and MAF communities stand united in celebrating their achievements and embracing the uncertainty of “what’s next.” The scholarship is a reminder of MAC’s belief in staff potential and capacity to create a brighter future.

“The significance of scholarships cannot be overstated,” Holzapfel-Hanson reiterates. “They are not just financial aid; they are symbols of belief and support in our potential.”

The Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship encapsulates the essence of the Multnomah Athletic Club and its commitment to fostering growth, resilience, and community impact. Inspired by the remarkable woman it honors and supported by the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, this scholarship program continues to empower dreams and shape the lives of its recipients, inspiring them to make a difference in the world around them.

Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship recipients Jennifer Holzapfel-Hanson, Elli Higginbotham, and Kristian Peev. Not pictured: Ali Noel Gunesch.

MAC’s Board of Trustees and the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Board of Directors together endorse the annual fund drive in October, which fuels the foundation's ability to provide community grants and scholarships. Thank you in advance for your support and commitment.



"We provide access to athletics and education through our grants and scholarships. The work we do would not be possible without the support from MAC members. Your contribution offers hundreds of underserved youth opportunities and gives our nonprofit partners the resources they need to serve. Thank you for helping us build a community that empowers youth."

MAF scholarship programs, focused on need and merit, funded $132,000 for 58 recipients. Volunteers continually update the recipient selection criteria to be relevant and responsive to our changing community and world.


MAF awarded over $120,000 to local nonprofits giving their grant partners freedom in providing their outreach and services. Middle school students used the power of their voices to make funding decisions through the Youth Grant Initiative.


MAF continues to expand our volunteer engagement to bring together people with different ideas, backgrounds, and energy to deepen our experiences and outreach.

Learn more and join the energy at

MAF Tributes

Honor someone special or memorialize someone who has passed away by making a tribute gift to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Tributes are typically noted as memorial, anniversary, get well, birthday or recognition.

Recognizing the MAC Golf Scramble sponsors benefiting MAF grant partner The Childrens Course/First Tee of Portland (Recognition)

American Family Insurance

Dragonberry Produce

HJAM Financial

Portland Clinic of Holistic Health

Migration Brewery

Produce Row

Sante Spa

The Watermark at the Pearl (w)here Realty

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

SEPTEMBER 2023 | The Wınged M | 21 MULTNOMAH ATHLETIC FOUNDATION Open House | Sunday, October 15 RSVP: 1615 SW Fifth Ave | Portland, OR 97201 Congratulations, Maija Enestvedt ‘25, our MAC Scholar Athlete! Soccer, basketball, lacrosse Meet Maija, and more SMA student athletes at our upcoming Open House! You’re Invited!




Fun to Grow On: MAC Embraces Educational Excellence, From Playing Cards or Guitar to Mastering Math

Think of it as cross-training for the brain. According to Scientific American, learning new skills can help minds stay sharp as humans age, but regardless of life stage, forging fresh mental pathways is a great way to stay engaged.

As MAC’s seasonal program guides ably demonstrate, in addition to sports and fitness camps and classes, the club serves members a variety of artistic, recreational, and educational opportunities. This is accomplished through tapping into the talents of instructors inside the club and out. Some are members themselves, while others are outside professionals who jump at the chance to teach MAC’s passionate community.

As another school year gets rolling, it’s worth remembering that there’s no graduation from the college of self-improvement. With that in mind, meet a few of the faculty at MAC University and find out how they keep their students progressing toward living their fullest possible lives.

Musical Note to Self

MAC already has a writing class called Tell Your Story, but in a way, any instruction that helps someone express themselves might be called the same. Tim Uecker has been helping members learn the basics of guitar and ukulele — so they can play, and possibly sing, their stories — for around eight years now. It’s a continuation of his own tale of a life dedicated to entertaining and encouraging others to reach their musical potential.

“One way or another, if you’re creating something, you’re telling part of your story, the world’s story, or history,” Uecker says. A few years back, member Charles Arnell was featured in The Winged M after realizing his bucket-list goal, reignited after a cancer diagnosis, of performing live in front of audiences, with Uecker’s assistance. “I do a whole thing for adults who want to move from practice to performance, and Arnell took me up on it,” Uecker continues. “You sufficiently learn a number of songs to cover an hour. I always have them find the venue and they market it, make the contact, and we load in and do it.”

But it all starts with the fundamentals. This is the guitar, or this is the ukulele, these are the strings, and this is how you hold it. Although the

ukulele might once have been viewed as an entry point to learning to play the guitar, it now stands on its own as an economical instrument that is easy to use even for small hands. With artists such as virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and pop stars ranging from Jason Mraz and Ingrid Michaelson to Paul McCartney employing the instrument in songs and live performance, the ukulele no longer is relegated to novelty or gradeschool education association, Uecker says.

Given musical instruction’s inconsistent — or nonexistent — presence in schools these days, the fact that MAC helps kids and adults alike get started on strings means increasing future potential. In addition to performing at wineries and other local venues with his own band, Tide, Uecker also offers afterschool instruction at a couple of local elementaries, as well as offering private and small-group instruction. “I think what MAC is doing is doggone innovative. I’ve had hundreds of students come through in my time here, and a lot of them

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continue for years and stick with it even after they graduate from my beginning and intermediate classes.”

Uecker traces his own longevity in performance and education back to a teacher he had in grade school, Mr. Yetter, who saw potential in him before he’d even considered picking up an instrument. Beginning on trumpet, Uecker continued onto guitar and was covering The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Animals in his own band by junior high. He went onto major in music education and composition at Central Washington University, and it all started with one note.

“The very first note I played, he was very positive, and I figured, ‘I’ll give this thing a shot.’ Music became every bit of my life. The thing about him was that he had this sense of igniting the imagination and allowing you to think you could play when you didn’t even know if you could. When my students at MAC say, “Oh, I don’t think I can do that,’ I say something like, ‘Let’s give it a shot. You’ve definitely got the hand strength.’ I lead with the positive, and hopefully it makes them feel like they can get the next note and then the next one and so on. I try to believe in them until they believe in themselves.”

Adding Up to Feeling Good

In the timeless debate around nature versus nurture, Eric Earle is an argument unto himself. The founder of Tutor Portland has been helping MAC students improve their understanding of numbers for nearly five years even though his own relationship with them started out rocky at best.

“I always struggled with math and science and felt my brain was not geared toward that, and more geared towards English, essays, and reading,” Earle says from Norfolk, Virginia, where he is currently attending Eastern Virginia Medical School after graduating with a communications degree from Portland State University. When Tutor Portland’s services resume this fall at MAC, he’ll serve in more of an administrative capacity, overseeing the team of professionals who deploy the tutoring framework he’s developed.

A large part of that structure is built upon effective communication and the same kind of active learning members might already be familiar with from My MAC Playschool’s approach to early education. “If you ask, ‘Do you understand that?’ The kid might say, ‘Yes,’ but not really

comprehend. So, it’s about asking, ‘What is your understanding of this?’ or ‘Can you explain it to me?’ That gets them verbalizing their own thoughts on the subject, and there’s a lot of evidence that shows that’s a better way to learn math and science,” Earle explains.

Tutor Portland began its life focused more on English and liberal arts, but over time, Earle has shifted to offering a majority of math and science tutoring in response to parent requests. This has reflected his own commitment to learning, which took a new direction after a trip to India. “I did this volunteer trip, and there was a medical neurology clinic over there where I spent some time. That experience made me realize that I wanted to go into medicine and become a physician.”

“Unfortunately, my math and science were probably at a middleschool level, and so I decided to start working with some of my own tutors. I ended up getting much better at those subjects, which in turn made me start liking them.” This virtuous cycle, whereby improvement in a subject can lead to enjoyment of it and in turn lead to further improvement, is something Earle has commonly seen in his company’s students. “When our kids learn enough mathematics to excel in their classes, other students start asking, ‘How do you do that?’ Now, they’re helping others, and it feels really good to be good at something.”

“All of our tutors come from that perspective despite being experts in their area of teaching. They communicate in basic ways and try different strategies dependent on the student. The approach is based on considering the perspective of someone who might not be a natural, and who needs patience and caring to help them succeed. Eventually that light’s going to go on, and it’s going to click.”

Turn of a Friendly Card

“Canasta is like bridge in terms of popularity. Everywhere you go, people play bridge. Everywhere you go, people play canasta, except in the Pacific Northwest. It is the weirdest thing to me!” says Iris Polatsch, who instructs Beginning Canasta class starting this fall. “It’s actually very selfish of me. I need people to know how to play so we can always get a game going,” she finishes with a wry smile on her face.

Anyone who’s perused the Connect & Create section of the Fall Program Guide may have noticed that canasta is described as “the pickleball of card games,” which is appropriate since it seems to be easy to pick up, and hard to put down due to its similarity to other games with which members might be familiar. “You have gin rummy, which is

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Eric Earle is the founder of Tutor Portland. Zoe Seligman, Iris Polatsch, Rena Tarum, Pauline Goldstein, and Marney Pike Instructor Tim Uecker, Lennox Kendall, Cora Huffman, and Evan Nicholas-Robinson


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easy-peasy. You have bridge, which is difficult. Then you’ve got canasta in the middle. You don’t have to be a brilliant person, and you don’t have to feel stress about the game, but there’s a lot of strategy, so it’s not like it’s too easy,” Polatsch opines.

She didn’t pick up canasta until she retired from a career in advertising sales. Gaming runs in her family, though, and in addition to loving bridge, canasta, and poker, Polatsch jokes that her mom “loved slot machines more than her children.” This same poker-faced humor — delivered with remnants of her native Scottish accent — is on display when Polatsch teaches others her understanding of the game, which she’s already done at the Pearl District building that houses her condominium and the local Jewish Community Center.

“My students just get hysterical when I say, ‘You can’t do that!’ or “You’re not allowed to say that!’ in response to one of them asking another why they played a particular card. My mother always said, “If you are playing bridge and somebody says to you, ‘Why did you throw that card?’ you get up and you leave, and you don’t play with them again.” Because cards are supposed to be fun. You’re not supposed to have pressure.”

More than being a hoot, Polatsch also says playing cards socially is great for the brain. “You have to think and negotiate your move and consider what your opponent thinks of the cards that they have. What is your partner going to throw, and what are they holding? All that stuff works the synapses.”

This last point is particularly meaningful to Polatsch, who has multiple sclerosis and says joining MAC has saved her life. “Working out is very important to me for keeping mobility in my legs. I get a shot once a week, and the day after the shot, I never know how I’m going to feel. I may have flu-like symptoms and be exhausted, or I might be fine. I plan my canasta games for the day after my shot because I know I’m not going to go to the gym and jump up and down, but I can still get a mental workout.”

Whether members are struggling with a condition such as MS, or just have bad knees following a lifetime spent playing tennis or basketball, Polatsch says canasta is a great way to find a community, not just at the club, but wherever one might travel. “There are a lot of rules in canasta, but they’re always the same. You can create a community or connect with one anywhere. It’s a great game for couples or a way to meet someone new. At the end of the day, you’re never going to feel inadequate with canasta.”

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MAC’s premiere dining destination not only pays homage to the club’s founding year — it also captures the essence of excellence and community that’s been part of the club’s foundation since its inception. 1891 is where MAC members gather to share meaningful moments and relish delicious food and drink.

Each fall, Executive Chef Philip Oswalt refreshes the menu to reflect current trends and include seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients. This year is no exception. In addition to an outstanding culinary experience, 1891 features sophisticated cocktails and a wine list for every taste and occasion.

To celebrate the reopening of 1891 for the fall and winter, a gala is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 5. Cheers with complimentary champagne and a special menu courtesy of Chef Oswalt.

Reservations for 1891 are encouraged but not required. Free child care for up to three hours is available for diners from 5-9 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Email to make a reservation.

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Prime Rib served at the 2023 Annual Meeting

Prime Rib Perfection: A Return to Club Tradition

MAC’s culinary team is cooking up an epic buffet — and reviving a cherished club tradition — to welcome members back to the club after the summer.

Experience the Prime Rib Buffet as it returns to 1891 and 26 Founders for one week this fall. Sip on pre-prohibition cocktails and enjoy Executive Chef Philip Oswalt’s all-you-can-eat prime rib with charcuterie, sides, tableside bananas foster, and an array of divine desserts dreamed up by Pastry Chef Shelby Page-Wilson.

The prime rib dinner has long been a staple in the club’s culinary repertoire. It’s often served to mark special occasions such as the Annual Meeting and even became a weekly or monthly attraction in the club’s dining room between the 1970s and early 2010s.

With club activities now ramped back up to pre-pandemic levels, the Food & Beverage department is delighted to be able to offer this reimagined tradition to members. The Prime Rib Buffet joins a lineup of other long-held fall and winter dining traditions, which also includes wine dinners (see page 29 for more information), Thanksgiving meals (see page 29 for more information), holiday teas, and a New Year’s Eve party in 1891.

Rise and Shine at the Sports Pub

Whether you’re grabbing a bite before work or school or catching up with friends, Sports Pub is the morning destination for MAC members. During the week, the pub serves up mouthwatering morning meals, including:

Breakfast Classics

Northwest Natural Steak and Eggs

4 oz. filet, two eggs any style, hash browns

Smoked Salmon Hash

house-smoked salmon with capers, red onion, sour cream, horseradish, hash browns, dijon creme fraiche

Eggs Benedict

two english muffins topped with ham, two poached eggs, hollandaise, hash browns

Veggie Omelette

three eggs, spinach, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, chedder cheese, hash browns

Biscuit & Gravy

house-made biscuit, sausage gravy, two eggs any style

MAC Breakfast

two eggs any style, hash browns, bacon or sausage links, toast or english muffin

Breakfast Burrito

scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo

Denver Omelette

three eggs, ham, bell pepper, onion, chedder cheese, hash browns


Chicken and Waffle

breaded chicken thigh, belgian peal sugar waffles, fried egg, hot honey

BBQ syrup

MAC Muffin

sausage patty, fried egg, choice of cheese, english muffin, with an option to substitute vegan sausage

Hangover Burger

half pound patty, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, friend egg, bacon, MAC sauce, choice of cheese, kaiser bun

Rip City

canadian bacon, fried egg, house made jam, arugala, goat cheese, english muffin

Stop by from 6-11 a.m. Monday through Friday to start the day off right.

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Tuesday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 24
& 26

It’s not too late to book your

Company Parties and Gatherings with Friends and Family

This holiday season, let us do the dishes. From lavish receptions to festive themed parties and intimate dinners, your options at MAC are beyond what you imagined.

Book Your Party

Contact Events & Catering at 503-517-6600 or

Space is filling up fast; book your party soon.

Holiday Celebration


Fall Wine Dinners

Gourmet cuisine meets the finest wine from the Pacific Northwest and beyond at MAC’s upcoming wine dinner series. Each evening, savor a five-course meal crafted by Executive Chef Phillip Oswalt and paired with a specially curated selection of worldclass wines. Representatives from the featured vintners are in attendance to speak to the wines and answer questions.

Doors open at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and seating is first come, first served. The cost is $115 per person.

Thursday, Sept. 7 – Bergstrom Wines


Thursday, Sept. 28 – Long Shadows


Thursday, Oct. 5 – Abacela Winery

WINE1005 (registration opens Sept. 7)

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Italian wines

WINE1019 (registration opens Sept. 15)

Thursday, Nov. 2 – Domaine Serene

WINE1102 (registration opens Oct. 5)

Let MAC Help with Your Thanksgiving Plans

Get ready to preorder the club’s annual Thanksgiving to-go dinner, or make a reservation for in-club turkey day dining. Reservations open Monday, Oct. 2 on

Thanksgiving To-Go

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Preorder a delicious Thanksgiving meal prepared by the MAC Culinary team, ready for pickup in the Turnaround the day before Thanksgiving. FBA1122

Thanksgiving Buffet & Private Dining

Thursday, Nov. 23

Celebrate Thanksgiving at MAC’s annual buffet featuring salads, a seafood station, a carving station, and classic Thanksgiving sides. The max group size for the buffet is 12 people. For private dining information, please contact Garrett Plucar at gplucar@ FBY1123

Stock the Cellar at Winestock

Thursday, Oct. 12 6-8 p.m.

Winestock returns just in time for members to replenish their wine reserves for the holidays. Head to the Ballroom to taste wines from more than 20 wineries and order bottles and cases to be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 4.

This is a 21-and-older event for members and nonmember guests. The cost is $25, with light hors d’oeuvres included. WINE1012 (registration opens Wednesday, Sept. 13)

Fall Restaurant Hours

Starting Thursday, Sept. 7. 1891 & MACtinis

Lunch service:

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

Dinner service: 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Dining is for those ages 21 and older. Make reservations at

Sunset Bistro & Splash close for the season Saturday, Sept. 2.

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Save the Date!
Sports Pub 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
Sunday, Sept. 10 Joe’s 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

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The More, the Merrier at This Year’s Holiday Fashion Show

The Culture & Style Committee invites you to indulge in the spirit of MAC community at the 2023 Holiday Fashion Show. Midday and evening shows are planned for early December. Always a club favorite, this event will be extra special as the Culture & Style Committee introduces new features and reinstates others.

Gift Us With Your Presence is the theme, and the committee is thrilled to offer an enhanced format that allows more people the opportunity to participate in this marquee event via traditional table seating plus salonstyle seating made popular at this spring’s Vintage Fashion Show. In an exciting return

Tier One tables*

to previous years, members may purchase an entire table, and there is no limit on the number of tickets each member is allowed to purchase.

Prior to each show, attendees can socialize and enjoy specialty cocktails and champagne in and around the Reading Lounge. Also in the Reading Lounge, the always-popular pop-up boutique is open before and after each show, allowing members and guests convenient, expanded access to view and purchase the fabulous looks made possible by our wonderful vendors.

Tickets for the midday and evening shows are offered in two tiers. Tier One tickets

Tier Two tickets

include a glass of the wine of your choosing, with a full-service lunch or dinner and dessert, and premier show-viewing placement along the perimeter of the stage. Tier Two ticketing includes pre-show hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine of your choosing coupled with salon-style seating during the fashion show. Tier Two tickets do not include a hot, plated lunch or dinner service. Both tiers allow members and their guests to experience the festivity of this high-demand annual MAC event.

Day One Midday show

Day One Evening show

Day Two Midday show

Day Two Evening show

$600 for an eight-person table and $450 for six-person table

On sale 10 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 16

$800 for an eight-person table and $600 for six-person table

On sale 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

$600 for an eight-person table and $450 for six-person table

On sale 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

$800 for an eight-person table and $600 for a six-person table

On sale 10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19

$65 per member OR $75 per nonmember guest

On sale 10:30 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 16

$80 per member and $90 per nonmember guest

On sale 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

$65 per member OR $75 per nonmember guest

On sale 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

$80 per member and $90 per nonmember guest

On sale 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19

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*Table reservations are the responsibility of a single member account.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Business Networking Mix & Mingle

5-7 p.m.

MAC Professional Business Networking Group invites you to stop by the 26 Founders to enjoy happy hour pricing, mix and mingle with other MAC professionals, and expand your network.

Monday, Sept. 11

MelloMacs Open Rehearsal

6-8:30 p.m.

The club’s adult co-ed choir kicks off another season of song and laughter. See page 13 for more information. SOE0911

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 Humanly Possible by Sarah Bakewell. Please email Virginia Terhaar at with any questions.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

MAC Talks: An Evening with Thorns Coach & Star Forward

6-7:30 p.m.

Members of all ages are invited to a conversation between Thorns Head Coach Mike Norris and star forward Morgan Weaver, who was the second-overall draft pick in 2020. Join them afterward for a happy hour and photo opportunity. Guests are welcome, and there is no cost to attend, and registration is required. CAE0912

Wednesday, Sept. 13

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.

Family Surfing Day & Beach Social

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast in a unique way at Family Surfing Day. Members and their families and friends learn about the ocean and the basics of surfing from skilled instructors. Plus, OAP Committee member Jeremiah Ross invites all participants to a beach social after the surfing lesson. ODE0913

Friday, Sept. 15

Sneaker Party

4-7 p.m.

Every program and committee has something fun planned for members at MAC’s new open house event, Sneaker Party. Games and activities are set up across the club, including a scavenger hunt, a karaoke party, and a sneaker contest. This 21-and-older event is just for members and includes free food and a complimentary drink ticket. At the party, enter to win Thorns and Timbers season tickets, MAC Massage gift cards, and a fivecourse dinner and wine pairing in 1891. MBE0915

Sunday, Sept. 17

MAC Golf Club Championship

9:30 a.m. Check-In

Competitive golfers are invited to join MAC Golf at Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course. The cost includes greens fees, range balls, and awards for first place in each category. An award banquet takes place at the club on Sept. 21. GOE0917

Monday, Sept. 18

History Book Group

6:30 p.m.

This month’s book is Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, which tells the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the leadership of its co-captain, Meriwether Lewis. Christina Lundeberg is the questioner.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Senior Singles Social

4-6 p.m.

MAC senior singles are invited to gather in the Reading Lounge to socialize and enjoy a cocktail. No registration is required for this first-come, first-served event. Just show up and enjoy! SEN921

Third Thursdays – MAC Market Experience

4-7 p.m.

Third Thursday in the Main Lobby abounds with art, home goods, jewelry, beauty and wellness essentials, tasty treats, and the sips to wash them down. Every month is a new experience of fresh vendors and delights for the senses.

20s/30s Happy Hour

7 p.m.

All 20s/30s members are invited to chill and cheers in MACtinis while sipping cocktails and chatting. This is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old ones. No registration is necessary. HH2023

Thursday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 24

MAC Tennis Singles & Juniors Club Championship

5 p.m. Thursday & Friday

8 a.m. Saturday & Sunday

Compete to be the best at the club! There are events for men, women, and juniors of multiple levels. TEE0921

Saturday, Sept. 23

Warrior Rhythm & Warrior Combat Pop-Up Class

10-11:45 a.m.

Fitness expert Ellen de Werd brings her fierce and fun workouts to MAC for one day only. Experience 30 minutes of Warrior Rhythm — a blend of yoga with weights, high-intensity interval training, and mindfulness — followed by 30 minutes of Warrior Combat, which includes boxing, HIIT, strength, and aerobic conditioning. Stick around for a Q&A after class. GXE0923

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Select September and October
Additional experiences are listed on the
pages at
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classes are presented here.

junior Lounge September eventS

junior Lounge September eventS

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

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 September:

The following special events are planned for September:

Ping Pong Tournament

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Friday, Sept. 29

Saturday, Sept. 2 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ping Pong Tournament

Saturday, Sept. 2 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mario Kart Tournament

Tuesday, Sept. 26

MAC Talks – Partners in Inclusion

Family Fall Festival in the Turnaround

6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 7 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Mario Kart Tournament

Thursday, Sept. 7 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Recess Games

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 11 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Main Gym

Recess Games

Monday, Sept. 11 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Main Gym

Back to School Celebration

Members share personal narratives and insights that reflect on inclusion at MAC and in the broader local community. Explore possibilities through discussion and inspired action to further expand awareness of inclusive spaces. MBE0926

Tuesday, Sept. 26

The Fall Festival comes to life in the Turnaround, complete with llamas, baby goats, photo ops, and pumpkin decorating. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Apple treats and cider are available for purchase. SOE0929 – waitlist only

Kiyokawa Family Orchards

Apple Festival

4-7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15

Back to School Celebration

Friday, Sept. 15


Evening Literary Group

7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20


Wednesday, Sept. 20

Recess Games

Monday, Sept. 25 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Main Gym

Recess Games

Monday, Sept. 25 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Main Gym

Join the Evening Literary Group for a lively discussion on In the Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen. Members and their guests are always welcome. Please email Martha Dixon at with any questions.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

MAC Golf Women’s Summer Mixer

2 p.m.

Kiyokawa Family Orchards sets up its annual Apple Harvest in the Main Lobby with more than 40 varieties of apples and pears available for purchase. No registration is required.


Family Friday

6-8 p.m.

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The summer mixer at Heron Lakes Greenback Course is a fantastic way for women to connect and play a round with friends or meet new golfers. The cost is $33 and includes range balls. GOE0927

Bring the whole family for a night of free fun. From bounce houses to themed activities, there’s a little something for everyone. Food concessions are available for purchase. Family Fridays are held in the main basketball gym Members only. There is no cost to attend. No registration is required. SOY100.

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Don’t miss Pastry Chef Shelby Page-Wilson’s caramel apples at the Kiyokawa Family Orchards Apple Festival happening Sept. 29 and Oct. 28.

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Saturday, Sept. 30


6-9 p.m.

Oktoberfest returns! This year’s celebration includes live music from European TakeOut Band, plus a German folk dance lesson, a buffet, and plenty of beer. This is event is for members and guests ages 21 and older. See page 38 for details. SAE930

20s/30s Thorns Takeover

7:30 p.m.

Watch the Thorns take on the San Diego Wave from a special 20s/30s section on the Stadium Terrace. Ticket cost is $20. Planning to take a Lyft to the game? Enter code 2023MAC to receive a discount on your ride.


Saturday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 1

Overnight Outing at Silcox Hut Check-in at 4 p.m.

Silcox Hut, located 1 mile above Timberline Lodge, is the ultimate bed and breakfast. The overnight stay includes an on-site Silcox Hut host, dinner, transportation between Timberline Lodge and Silcox, and breakfast.

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Monday, Oct. 2

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 Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, MD. Please email Virginia Terhaar at with any questions.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Business Networking Mix & Mingle

5-7 p.m.

MAC Professional Business Networking Group invites you to stop by 26 Founders to enjoy happy hour pricing, mix and mingle with other MAC professionals, and expand your network.

Friday, Oct. 6

Junior Dance – Haunted Hollywood

7-9 p.m.

Mark your calendars! On Friday, Oct. 6, MAC transforms into a bewitching Hollywood set, complete with creepy cobwebs and eerie movie props.

Junior members can secure their spots for this spooky Junior Dance starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4.

The event is exclusively for middle school-aged members who are ready to dance the night away with their friends in a safe and supervised environment. Please remember all attendees must follow the MAC dress code and junior dance rules.

The Junior Dance is the perfect opportunity for members to invite friends who are not members. Guest registration is open to 100 attendees and starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

It’s a night to remember with prizes, a DJ and, of course, some “monster mash” dancing! The club’s enthusiastic team of volunteers and staff ensure that everyone has a spooktacular time while maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all.

It’s also a chance for attendees to showcase their creativity through costumes. From classic movie monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein to iconic Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe or Frank Sinatra, spooky characters take over the dance floor.

MAC’s Junior Dance is not only about dancing and having fun; it’s also an opportunity for young members to foster friendships, express their creativity, and build a sense of community within the club. SJE1006

Friday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 8

Portland Classic Handball Tournament

3:30-10 p.m.

MAC and World Players of Handball (WPH) proudly present the fifth annual Portland Classic tournament. Whether you’re planning to play or spectate, this actionpacked tournament offers something for everyone.

Saturday, Oct. 7–Sunday, Oct. 8

MAC Pickleball Championship

7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Two levels of competition are offered: intermediate (3.5 and below) and advanced (above 3.5), and divisions include men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, men’s singles, and women’s singles. Doubles participants can register with a partner or be paired with someone at their skill level. Light refreshments are available. PBE1007

Tuesday, Oct. 10

NHL Opening Night

7-11 p.m.

Join fellow hockey fans in the Reading Lounge to watch the Seattle Kraken take on the Las Vegas Golden Nights. The cost is $15 and includes one drink ticket. Additional concessions are available for purchase. NHL1010

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Pilates Open House

5:30, 6 & 6:30 p.m.

A 25-minute session introduces you to the Pilates basics, including the different machines and props used during various classes. Come and check out what makes Pilates unique, ask questions, and get excited about taking classes. FME1011

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Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Indoor Playground is a great way for children to exercise and have fun with bounce houses, mini soccer goals, basketball hoops, climbing structures, and more. This service is free if a parent or guardian stays with their child. Kids ages infant to 6 years old can be dropped off for an hourly fee. Check-in with the staff before leaving to receive an orange wristband. Open September through the first week of June.

For more information contact Child Care at 503-517-7215 or

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MAC Oktoberfest

The much-awaited MAC Oktoberfest is making a grand return on Sept. 30, and excitement is in the air! As the date draws near, you might be wondering, “What should I wear to stand out and win that lederhosen and dirndl contest?” Fear not — the Social Activities Committee has you covered. From traditional Bavarian attire to modern takes on style, let’s explore the perfect outfits to make a statement at this festive event.

Attire for the Lederhosen Contest


Traditional hosenträger suspenders are a must for the Oktoberfest look. Look for ones with embroidery on the front strap breastplate for added flair.


Pair lederhosen with a Bavarian trachten shirt, usually white or checkered blue or red. It should be rolled up to the elbows, with a collar and button-down design.


Opt for a top-quality pair of leather lederhosen that stop just above the knee. Classic dark or light brown shades exude authenticity.


Choose from various Bavarian or alpine hat styles, made of wool or felt, to complement your look. Whether tall and slim or flat and round, pick the one that suits your taste.


Complete your ensemble with cotton socks, striped or checkered, reaching just below the knee. Feeling adventurous? Try low cut bootie socks with matching mid-shin wool leg warmers.


Embrace fashion and function with Haferlschuhe, a mix between dress shoes and work boots, featuring a smooth leather or suede top and rubber cleated bottoms.

Attire for the Dirndl Contest


Embrace braided hairstyles adorned with flowers or ribbons for a classic touch. If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for an alpine hat with a matching peacock or pheasant feather.


Pair your dirndl with a white blouse featuring short, puffy sleeves.


Make a statement with this tight-fitting dress, available as a one-piece or two-piece ensemble, in an array of colors and patterns. Different lengths, from traditional long to contemporary, are all acceptable.


Don’t forget the apron! Cotton or satin aprons with ribbons to tie a bow come in various designs. The placement of the bow indicates your relationship status:

Left side: Single

Right side: In a relationship or married

Middle: Child

Back: Widowed


Choose from ballerina flats, Mary Janes, or dirndl pumps to complete the outfit. Dirndl pumps, with their thick heel and buckle strap, are made from goatskin leather and exude elegance. Avoid open-toed shoes for safety reasons.


If dressing up isn’t your thing, don’t worry — come as you are and immerse yourself in the festivities. Learn more and get registered at SAE0930

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Local vendors share their creations at Third Thursdays.

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Wednesday, Oct. 11

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 group is moderated by MAC member Scott Jacobs. The cost to attend is $5.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Fitness Games at Providence Park

6-8 p.m.

Get ready to put your fitness skills to the test as the club takes over Providence Park for the first MAC Fitness Games! See page 64 for more information. CAE1012

Thursday, Oct. 12-Sunday, Oct. 15

Tennis Doubles Club Championship

5 p.m. Thursday & Friday

9:a.m. Saturday & Sunday

Compete to be the best mixed doubles duo at the club! There are events for 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, and 10.0 levels. Register by Sept. 26. TEE012

Friday, Oct. 13

Family Fridays – Blazers Fest

6-8 p.m.

Bring the whole family for a night of free fun and games. Wear your Blazers gear, meet Blaze the Trail Cat, and enter to win official Blazers swag. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend. SOY101

20s/30s Happy Hour

7 p.m.

All 20s/30s members are invited to chill and cheers in 26 Founders while sipping cocktails and chatting. No registration is necessary.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Yoga Open House

2-4:30 p.m.

The Yoga Committee welcomes members to gather with yoga, food, and community. Enjoy a sampling of 25-minute yoga classes and light fare, plus a chance to win prizes.


Monday, Oct. 16

History Book Club

6:30 p.m.

This month’s book is Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie. It’s the biography of the empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796, who came to power following the overthrow of her husband, Peter III. Judy Posey is the questioner.

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Upcoming Timbers Games

Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit

All matches are subject to change by MLS.

vs. Los Angeles FC

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9


vs. San Jose Earthquakes

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 20


vs. Colorado Rapids

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23


vs. Houston Dynamo FC 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21


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Tuesday, Oct. 17

Senior Member Happy Hour

4-6 p.m.

MAC seniors are invited to gather to socialize in MACtinis. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Registration isn’t required, but seating is first come, first served. Get there early to secure your spot! SEN1017

Thursday, Oct. 19

Third Thursdays – MAC Market Experience

4-7 p.m.

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

Friday, Oct. 20

20s/30s Halloween Party

7-10:30 p.m.

Dress in your most ghoulish getup for a night of Halloween-themed fun. There’s a costume contest, a dance contest, games, and spooky cocktails. Tickets include light appetizers. Members and nonmember guests ages 21-45 are welcome. STE1020

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Evening Literary Group

7-8 p.m.

Join the Evening Literary Group for a lively discussion on God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet. This month, the author joins the conversation. See page 15 for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Drag Queen Bingo

6:30-9 p.m.

Play bingo, win fabulous prizes, and indulge in delectable desserts with Poison Waters and Meesha Peru. In the spirit of Halloween, you’re invited to don your brightest and boldest get-up for a costume contest. A glass of champagne is included with your ticket. This event is for members and guests ages 21 and older. SAE1026

Friday, Oct. 27

Family Fridays – Halloween

Upcoming Thorns Games

Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by the NWSL.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 PTFC149

6-8 p.m.

Bring the whole family for a night of free fun. From bounce houses to themed activities, there’s a little something for everyone. Food is available for purchase. All activities take place in the Main Gym. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend. SOY102

Halloween Weekend at MAC: Night 1

6-8 p.m.

Get ready for mad scientist-themed Halloween games, crafts, and activities throughout the club, including the annual costume parade in the Ballroom. Clowns make spine-tingling balloon creations, and eerie face painting can be had, along with a screening of The Munsters in 26 Founders. Registration is required. SFE1027

Saturday, Oct. 28

Kiyokawa Family Orchards

Apple Festival

4-7 p.m.

Kiyokawa Family Orchards returns to the Main Lobby with more than 40 varieties of apples and pears available for purchase. No registration is required.

Halloween Weekend at MAC: Night 2

6-8 p.m.

At the annual Trunk or Treat, kids safely trick or treat through decorated trunks on the third floor of the member parking garage. Turnaround Fun includes a costume parade, spooky bounce castle, mobile bar, and more. Apples are for sale from Kiyokawa Family Orchards in the Main Lobby. Registration is required. SFE1028

Monday, Oct. 30

Spooky Trivia Night

7-9 p.m.

Untapped Trivia returns to MAC for a special spooky trivia night, just in time for Halloween! Build your own team of six or sign up solo to be placed on a team with others. SAE1030

Save the Date

Friday, Nov. 3

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Join Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie for a spooktacular evening of singing and popcorn, fun for the whole family! SAE1103 – registration opens Oct. 2

Sunday, Nov. 5

Family Concert with Mo Phillips

10-11:30 a.m.

The Family Events Committee welcomes Mo Phillips to MAC for a fun-filled morning of music and imagination. SFE1105 – registration opens Oct. 2

Thursday, Nov. 23

Turkey Trot 5K

8 a.m.

Join MAC’s annual Turkey Trot, a fun and festive 5K walk/run that follows a scenic sidewalk course in Northwest Portland. CAE1123 – registration opens Sept. 29

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Tennis Summer Social

MAC Tennis members and coaches tested out the latest in racquet technology at the Summer Social on July 10.

1. Mady Bourland, Rebecca McMasters, Lori Zabel, and Devin McMasters 2. Coaches Carol Sandoz, Idriss Radja, Maureen Harwood, Marco Pineda, Paul Reber, and Kristian Peev with Wilson rep Chris Siebel (third from left) 3. Rob O’Halloran, Tony Yazzolino, Bruce Landrey, and Joe Malboeuf

20s/30s Miami Nights

The vibe on the Sun Deck was electric as the 20s/30s Committee hosted a free and fabulous pool party on June 19.

4. Eleanor Romanaggi, Ashley Forsman, Maggie Klaus, Catherine Romanaggi, and Ellie Freeman 5. Mike Lacivita, Matt Joyner, Lauren Joyner, and Caroline Lacivita 6. Tyler Reeves, Aaron Douglas, and William Thompson 7. Madeline Moravec, Jeff Austin, Jordan Morelli, and Ashley Stroh 8. Late-night bites and beverages were served from the new window at Splash 9. Taylor Ford and Alex Lindquist

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Pride Parade Float

It was all rainbows and exercise bikes as staff and members built the club’s first Portland Pride Parade float in the Turnaround on July 15.

10. Dozens of members and staff turned up to decorate and march in the parade the following day

11. Calvin, Sophia, and Cecilia Cardwell

12. William Lee and Dan Williams

World Cup Viewing Party

Members gathered to cheer on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in their July 21 victory against Vietnam.

13. Brook Leigh and Zanna, Luka, Nicole, and Ben Stutz 14. Carolyn Wood and Kirsten Leonard 15. Amy Moreland, Allie Foote, and Alexis Moore 16. Carol Krager, Linda and Steve Shaw

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Rate of Force Development

Whether you are working to excel at your sport, decrease injury risk, or are elderly and trying to prevent a fall and maintain your daily activities, your strength, power, and rate of force development are key elements to be addressed. Rate of force development is the speed at which you can generate force, or explosive strength, and is important for power.

Injuries and falls occur at a quick speed, and everyone needs strength — but also explosive and rapid strength — to recover. As people age, muscle mass decreases, which leads to decreased strength, power, and force. That, in turn, leads to decreased performance in sports as well as slower walking speed and an increase in time needed to recover from a slip, trip, or loss of balance. When you are fatigued, it takes longer to generate force, leading to less margin of error and increased injury risk.

After an injury, the rate of developing force does not automatically return without work. Even then, it can take 12 or more months to several years to recover. Training to address rate of force development involves completing an exercise as quick and fast as possible. For the general person, it could include resistance training such as squat or leg press machine, step up, ballistic training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, balance training, and sit-to-stand transfer. For the trained athlete, resistance and ballistic training have been shown to be most beneficial.

Although rate of force development is important for power, and those terms are mistakenly used interchangeably, they are not one and

the same. Rate of force development is measured with an instrumented tool such as the BodiTrak pressure mat used in physical therapy at MAC. Power is measured more grossly, with jump height, sprint speed, cycling, weightlifting, golf swing, or in the elderly population, walking speed and getting up from a chair.

Adding training for rate of force development is thought to increase muscle-tendon stiffness, increased muscle force production, and increased neural drive. This can increase sprint speed or jump height, load accommodation, and for the elderly, ability with stairs and walking speed, while decreasing risk of falling. If you are interested in adding this to your exercise program, talk with one of MAC’s personal trainers. If you are injured, contact Physical Therapy 503-272-8785.

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Massage Therapist Spotlight

Meet Cuautli Verastegui, a licensed massage therapist who’s been working with MAC members for nearly two years. To book an appointment with Verastegui or another massage therapist, visit

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

Cuautli Verastegui: Knowing I make people’s days better. One of my clients told me their after-work beer tastes better on the day they get a massage.

WM: Do you have any specialties or favorite client needs to work with?

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

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WM: What is a common misconception about massage therapy?

CV: That you only need a massage when there’s some issue you’re dealing with; in fact, massage is great at preventing stress from building up and avoiding injuries.

WM: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

CV: In the summertime, you’ll find me outside exploring nature.

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MELT Away Tension and Instability

MELT Performance is a simple self-care method focused on restoring the supportive qualities of connective tissue and improving joint stability and balance. As MELT creator Sue Hitzmann explains, although 100% of the time the brain is what causes the sensation of pain, when pain is chronic, there is an issue in the connective tissue — it’s not just in our mind.

Daily living and our repetitive postures and movements can cause excessive tension and compression on this tissue, which degrades fascia’s supportive qualities. In MELT, this is called “stuck stress.” Even if you don’t have chronic pain symptoms, we’ve all experienced

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Tips and Facts

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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is essential for bone health. Vitamin D aids in bone health by acting as part of the transport system that allows our bodies to absorb calcium.

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Scheduling Platform

The new massage booking process is intuitive and simple, giving members the ability to easily book one or reoccurring appointments with their favorite therapist. Members can receive text message reminders for their appointments.

Book a treatment at, email, or call 503-517-7235. One important thing to note — massage reservations don’t show up under “my reservations” on the MAC website or mobile app. All massage appointment confirmations are sent via email, so any appointment modifications or cancellations can be made easily through this email.

stability. This can lead to systemic issues like slow metabolism, weight gain, fatigue, and digestive issues.

MELT Performance helps break this cycle of compensation and stuck stress by restoring stability on every level — not just structural. MELT Performance can help you maintain physiological, emotional, chemical, hormonal, and psychological stability too, because the autopilot is the system that provides all levels of stability. This program really is a game-changer.

MELT Performance is unique because it focuses on the stabilizing mechanisms that need to be present before efficient movement occurs. Members who attend class regularly have noticed improvement in their gait, better shoulder and hip stability, and a stronger more functional core. Getting a better night’s sleep is an added bonus!

Pressure Point

Self-Massage Tool

Available in Recovery Room, the S-shaped cane is handheld and allows users to reach tight and sore muscles, as well as trigger points in hard-to-reach areas like the neck, shoulders, and back. The cane features several knobs on it, as well as two handles that allow for leverage to apply pressure to desired muscles while not taking a toll on the arms or wrists.

This tool is a great alternative to utilizing a tennis or lacrosse ball on the floor or against a wall to target tight muscles for relief. Stretching is recommended prior to use so that the muscles are warmed up and ready for the level of pressure desired. Feel free to ask for assistance from staff or see a massage therapists for a spot massage.

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““I have gained more muscle. This has helped me have more power when I am swimming, which resulted in me dropping a lot of time. I appreciate how the instructors have been motivating and push you, but they are still able to tell when you’ve hit your limit and help to prevent you from injuring yourself.”

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When it comes to training, timing is crucial. The same athlete can do the same exercises one month apart, and depending on where they are in their yearly cycle of sport, the results can be drastically different. Is a competition approaching? Is it offseason or the beginning of a new one? What injuries might be lingering or potentially looming on the horizon?

These are the questions that fuel MAC’s Strength & Conditioning professionals, whose job it is to keep club competitors performing at the highest possible levels. Meet Jim Roth-Roffy and Christy Johnson, personal trainers par excellence and maximizers of members’ invaluable time.

“When you think about strength and conditioning, you’re going to go, ‘What are they doing outside of that season to get ready for it?’ You’re breaking up the athlete’s year into these periods of time where you can strengthen and condition their body for what they need to perform at the highest level,” says Johnson, who is the Fitness & Training Supervisor.

“With climbing, for instance, we’re either ramping up for or tapering off from a competition so that they’re not sore before and can recover faster after. It’s taking a step back and looking at their competitive calendar,” says Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Roth-Roffy. “In season, they’re doing so much more pulling toward the midline than during the off season. From a strength and conditioning perspective, I’m doing much less pulling with them during the in-season because they’re already doing a lot of that in their sport.”

“It’s about making the athlete more whole,” Johnson adds. “Even if you’re a really good climber, you can still be a better

climber — and all-around athlete — if you’re working on the right specific strengths.”

How It Started, How It’s Going

Johnson and Roth-Roffy started at MAC on the same day about two years ago, and both of them credit current Fitness & Wellness Manager Maddy Sweeney with knowing what MAC needed, hiring them to help achieve it, and shaping the way her department approaches member needs.

“She wanted to create a fusion of disciplines and sportspecific programs that would replace the more siloed approach of the past,” Roth-Roffy explains. The idea was to increase cross-talk between coaches working with their athletes and the personal trainers whose professions made them the perfect supplement to team and individual success. Climbing and Aquatics were the first two targets for this approach, although part of the initial concept also had to do with teaching any young person basic fitness etiquette — how to lift, what to wear, and the best way to interact with others.

“It was about making good MAC citizens. I was a teacher for three years before I got into the fitness industry, and for me, that education piece was key,” Johnson recalls. “Juniors are going to graduate from high school and go to college or off to work. They’re going to be an adult either way. What lessons can we teach them about their body, fitness, and wellness now while they’re being molded or still malleable?”

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inserts. “How do you sprint faster? You develop those specific skills, condition yourself, and train the appropriate muscles for sprinting. The best way to get better at something is to do it, or something closely related to it.”

For climbers, that can mean learning the differences between cardiovascular and muscular endurance. For swimmers, depending on their chosen event, it can go either way.

“My goal was just to get stronger in areas that climbing didn’t train, as well as learn more about non-climbing-specific training. I achieved those goals and, overall, I learned more about my body and what I need to do to become a stronger competitor and person. I’ve seen both my and my friends’ PRs, competition scores, and overall fitness level skyrocket.”


Lincoln High School & University of Oregon in the fall

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Cross-training is generally defined as engaging in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport. Strength and conditioning can be thought of as a conceptual cousin. Types of exercises are emphasized over alternate sports, and the idea is to trim fat from any routine that isn’t serving either the primary pursuit or the holistic fitness of the athlete.

“I’m 31, and when I was in high school, I remember running cross country because I wanted to get in shape for baseball. The more that I learn about the body, I’m actually not running much in baseball and, in fact, have to run faster from home to first or second. So, me running cross country actually makes me slower for the sport of baseball because I’m working more aerobically versus with speed in mind,” Roth-Roffy says.

“Running two miles is not going to make you faster. You’re not preparing for the sport you want to play in that example,” Johnson

a place where everyone wants to be there and works hard, but we can still joke around and have fun. We all work together to support each other, and we all push everyone to get stronger. It has set me up with all the skills I need to be able to work out and train on my own in college.”


Lincoln High School & Georgia Tech in the fall

For the many athletes at MAC who might be more interested in general fitness than achievement in one particular sport, simply understanding the fundamentals that can help anyone reach their personal goal might be the best use of their time.

“The more we can expose everyone to the gym, to other sports, and even other athletes, the better they’re going to be later on at anything,” Johnson says. Looking ahead, her hope is to bring strength and conditioning opportunities to every MAC sport team, but also to any age or aim of club athletes. The Strength & Conditioning program recently started offering

classes to adults, and she and Roth-Roffy only see them expanding in the future.

Saving Time is Money Well Spent

MAC’s Adult Strength & Conditioning classes are currently taking two basic shapes — introductory opportunities for those looking to try new approaches to their routines and sport-specific workshops. “They’re learning how to deadlift, back squat, and do other things they might be too scared to try on their own, but they’re interested. We’re creating a space for people who are interested in learning those skills,” Johnson says.

One class is specifically working with moms, and the fundamentals that trainers like Jack Brennan are helping them develop can just as easily help them mother better as pursue their fitness goals. Keeping up with kids can be an end in and of itself.

“Whether its kids or adults we’re working with, we have a finite amount of time to train, because MAC members of all ages are busy!” Roth-Roffy says. “High school kids can’t get here before 4 p.m., and they have to leave by 7:30 or 8 to get home, eat, do schoolwork, and then get enough sleep to get up and do it all again the next day. That’s not even taking into account any team practices they might have.”

Adults are the same way, with work, various social and potential board or volunteer commitments, and families with which they want to spend time. For them, MAC Strength & Conditioning has created a series of workshops with sports such as Racquetball, Ski & Snowboard, and Tennis — all designed to both complement their chosen pursuits and help them stay healthy enough to enjoy them.

“If you want to play tennis until you’re 90 like some of our members do, let’s teach you some basics on how to warm up, cool down, and move your body in a safer way,” RothRoffy offers.

“Talk about time-saving! If you’re preventing an injury, you’re saving that person the time of being out of commission,” Johnson adds. “In general, you will waste your time if you don’t know what you’re doing and you just come to the club and fire around. Or, you can pay to have an expert take you through exactly what you should be doing.” If time is money, that seems like a fair exchange.

One Club Fits All

“As a personal trainer, I came here looking to have one place where I could do it all,” Johnson says of her decision to move to MAC from previous gigs, which had included Planet Granite (now Movement)

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and Portland Team Fitness. “I’ve been in the industry more than 10 years doing lots of different work in gyms ranging from boutique to crunch.”

Roth-Roffy had previously worked with Sweeney at EXOS and says that their integrated model of having physical therapists, dietitians, strength coaches, and others all under one roof helped to inform his perspective. But both Johnson and Roth-Roffy stress that there is no other facility like MAC anywhere near Portland, and the possibility of practicing their craft in a place with virtually every kind of court, pool, and gym at their clients’ disposal was impossible to refuse.

“It’s truly a one-stop shop,” Roth-Roffy says. “The sheer number of athletes, regardless of age, and variety of facilities are astounding. One hour, I can work with a baseball player. The next hour I’m working with climbers. The next hour I’m working with a basketball player. Each hour of my day can be dedicated to a different athlete from a different background. Those are all different puzzles that we’re trying to solve. I think that’s unique to the MAC. There are just unlimited resources for athletes.”

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“My coach told me he thought it would help to improve in climbing and reach my goals faster. Once I started, I felt like I was becoming a lot stronger in the areas where I had been previously weak. Jim teaches me to be independent so that when I eventually work out alone, I know what to do and how to build routines for myself.”

Artistic Swimming Makes MAC History on National Podium

F or the first time in a long time, if not ever, MAC Synchro won two medals and placed top ten in the country in five different events at the Junior Olympic Championship!

It has been a historic year for artistic swimming all around the world. In 2022, the sport took a drastic turn and evolved into something brand new. The judging and scoring systems were completely revamped, changing the dynamics and technicality of artistic swimming. This created an exciting season of unknowns and elevated the competition space to where anything could happen. After adapting to a year of change, MAC athletes conquered these new challenges and earned some of the best results in MAC Synchro history.

Elizabeth Rocheleau and Reiko Nitta swam their way into second place, earning a silver medal with their “Prince”-themed Technical Duet in the 15-17 age group. They also won a bronze medal with their teammates Sahana Desai, Tuula Dubrawsky, Lucy Herzig, Lola Hodge, Keely Mahaffy, and Mara Sullivan in the 18-19 age group Technical Team event, placing third with their “Puttin’ on the Ritz” routine. This team also finished in fourth place with their “Kung-Fu”-themed routine in the 18-19 age group Free Team event. Finishing in fifth place was Rocheleau and Desai, who placed ninth in the 15-17 age group Free Duet preliminary event with their “Beyonce” routine and then jumped up four places in the final event. Together as a team, these incredible athletes accomplished a top-five national ranking in all their events!

In the Team preliminary event, the 12&U age group team placed 11th, securing a spot in the final competition. In an exciting turn of events, this “Elvis” Team won 10th place in finals! This was the first Junior Olympic Championship for five of the eight athletes on this

team, and all their first time competing in finals. Congratulations to Madeleine Berwind, Sabine Bliss, Corah Bogdanoff, Seva Desai, Elle Dixon, Orli Schoenkerman, Violet Sleesman, and Eleanor Souede on an excellent team competition! Berwind and Sleesmen ranked in the top half in the 12&U age group Duet preliminary event, placing 20th, with Bliss and Bogdanoff right behind them in 23rd place.

“Elvis” Team won 10th place in finals for the 12&U age group.
“Cowgirl” Youth Team placed 16th in the most competitive age group.

The Youth category (ages 13-15 for girls and 13-16 for boys) is the most competitive age group in the sport, encompassing the widest age range of athletes and the most variety of talent. MAC’s “Cowgirl” Youth Team ranked in the top half of the country with a 16th-place finish in the Youth Team preliminary event. This was the first Junior Olympic Championship for two of these athletes. Well done to Ada Cornett, Siya Desai, Lily May Dixon, Siiri Dubrawsky, Torryn Gentry, Murphy Kelleher, Clara Rea, and Della Sweeney! Also placing 16th, in the most challenging of the Youth events, was Lucy Herzig with her “I Have a Voice” solo. Herzig and her duet partner, Siya Desai, swam a Youth Duet placing 32nd in the preliminary event.

Led by Head Coach Lucie Svrcinova and with the teamwork of coaches Bethany Baber, Andrea Valoppi, and Kenyon Smith, along with the support of family and friends, these junior athletes achieved greatness! The MAC Synchro community is bursting with pride over these devoted athletes and their remarkable accomplishments. Here’s to a season of excellence and a bright future for the MAC Artistic Swimming Program!

Elizabeth Rocheleau and Reiko Nitta won a silver medal in the 15-17 Tech Duet event. 18-19 Tech Team performing a lift Elizabeth Rocheleau and Sahana Desai won fifth place in the 15-17 Age Group Free Duet event. 18-19 Tech Team won a bronze medal with their “Puttin’ on the Ritz” routine. TAVAN SMITH TAVAN SMITH BETHANY BABER
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Competitive Season Is Just Around the Corner

As the days get shorter and the air fills with an undeniable sense of anticipation, we know one thing for sure — the junior basketball season here at MAC is just around the corner! This season promises to be an exciting journey of competition, camaraderie, and growth for young athletes. So lace up your sneakers, grab your team spirit, and prepare to witness the magic of basketball unfold before your eyes. This season is sure to be a slam dunk of unforgettable moments!

Are you ready to take your basketball skills to the next level? Do you have what it takes to be part of an exceptional team? All passionate and dedicated junior athletes in fourth through eighth grade are invited to showcase their basketball talent during this year’s tryouts. Whether you’ve been on a MAC team for years or are a newcomer eager to make a mark, everyone is welcome to join.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of MAC Basketball. This basketball season will be one to remember!

Junior Basketball Meet & Greet

6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the Ballroom

All parents and athletes are invited to join for the Junior Basketball Meet & Greet. This is an opportunity to discover more about the junior basketball program, meet the coaches, learn about the upcoming season and tryouts, and ask questions. BBE1002

Boys Junior Basketball Winter Tryouts (Ages 9-14)

4:30-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 & Wednesday, Nov. 1

See the Fall Program Guide at for details.

Girls Junior Basketball Winter Tryouts (Ages 9-14)

6-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 & Wednesday, Nov. 1

See the Fall Program Guide at for details.

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Athletes Find Success at National Championships

In July, MAC Climbing had a total of 25 athletes travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, to compete in USA Climbing’s Youth National Championships. This event featured the three disciplines of competitive climbing: Speed, Lead/Top Rope, and Bouldering.

The week started with the Speed discipline, where MAC placed seventh as a team. Of the 22 athletes competing, 10 qualified for semifinals. For the girls, Alyssa Keanini placed 15th and Jordan Chapman placed 12th in the Female Youth A category, Sonja Weatherill placed 20th in the Female Youth B category, and Kate Chesebro placed 18th with Alina Atkinson placing 15th in the Female Youth C category. For the boys, Julian Raaf placed 12th in the Male Junior category, Austin Oviatt placed 15th and David Twigg placed 13th in the Male Youth A category, and Jay Williamson placed 18th with Reeder Smith placing 9th in the Male Youth B category.

Lead/TR followed, where MAC had 10 athletes competing, and placed 28th. Two athletes qualified for semi-finals, with Alyssa Keanini placing 13th in the Female Youth A category, and Jack Urness placing 16th in the Male Junior category.

The week finished with Bouldering, where MAC placed 14th as a team. Four of seven athletes qualified for semi-finals, where Alyssa Keanini placed 12th in the Female Youth A category, Austin Oviatt placed 19th in the Male Youth A category, and Brooks McLemore placed 13th in the Male Youth B category. Jack Urness made it through semifinals and into finals, where he placed 7th in the Male Junior category.

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Competitors Earn High Praise at Nationals

In July, MAC’s talented Dance Company competed in not just one but three national competitions: one in New York City, one in Las Vegas, and one in Seaside.

The MAC Dance Company was represented by Junior 1 member Shyla Williams down in Las Vegas for the 2023 Velocity Dance Competition Nationals. Shyla attended as a recipient of a scholarship and performed as a soloist, learned choreography for the awards gala, and took classes from some of the top names in the industry — all on her own. Way to go, Shyla!

The Senior Dance Company took a bite out of the Big Apple and went toe-to-toe with the top dance studios in the country in New York City. After a grueling week of competition, workshop classes, and auditions, they came home with multiple gold and high gold medals, as well as scholarship opportunities and priceless connections to the professional dance industry. For three dancers — Kate Franzen, Sophia Miller, and Emilie Cocke — this was their very last event with the Dance Company, as they have graduated from high school and are off to college in the fall. The coaches wish them the very best and are thankful for their dedicated service and valuable contributions to the dance program!

MAC’s Junior Companies brought the heat to the coast and faced off with some of the best studios in the Pacific Northwest in Seaside. They, too, had a long week of competition and workshop classes, and they came home with multiple top placements. Dancers Mable Baker, Raegan Vickers, and Shyla Williams were selected to perform in the closing night gala, and the Junior 1 Company was acknowledged with one of the highest scores in their age division and style category! In addition to putting in hard work on the stage, the Junior Company dancers were able to strengthen their team bond with multiple group activities. To cap off the 2022-23 season, everyone ran into the ocean to celebrate another successful year.

All of the dancers have worked incredibly hard this season, and the coaches could not be prouder of them! The Dance Company will hold another round of auditions before the beginning of the season, so anyone who’s interested in knowing more should contact Maria Albaugh

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Andersen Wins Combined at State Championships

Grant Andersen is the Boys Overall Combined winner of the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Race Association (OISRA) State Championship races. A senior at Riverdale High School, Andersen became the overall top individual champion with second place in Slalom and fourth place in Giant Slalom. A field of 125 boys and 94 girls from 23 high schools across the state competed at the Hoodoo Ski Area on March 2-3.

Andersen joined the MAC Ski Team at age 5. Before he went off to the Mt. Hood Academy at 13, he was a member of MAC’s Buddy Werner Championship team. In 2018, the MAC U14 team was the only MAC team to ever win the Buddy Werner Championships.

He is the youngest member of the “Fastest Family” from the Summer Fun Nationals ski races, a title the Andersens have held for two

years. He will be a biology major at Whitman College in the fall and plans to join their alpine ski team.

Ski & Snowboard Parents Q&A

Have a child who’s into skiing and snowboarding? Join MAC Ski & Snowboard Committee members for an informational night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the West Ballroom. Committee members will be available to answer questions about what the winter ski and snowboard season may look like for athletes and will also take feedback and questions from parents on their past experiences. The committee hopes to use these questions and feedback to inform what kind of information MAC’s ski and snowboard community needs moving forward.

Questions? Feel free to email April Gilster, Ski & Snowboard Committee Secretary, at This is a no-host event, but feel free to grab a beverage or food and bring it to the meeting.


Unleash Your Potential at Inaugural MAC Fitness Games

Get ready to put your fitness skills to the test as the club takes over Providence Park from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, for the first MAC Fitness Games!

The games create an opportunity for members to explore their fitness abilities and engage in some friendly competition, with a range of approachable activities spread across the field. Each of the 12 activity stations is designed to challenge different aspects of movement, fitness, and technical skills — including three stations focused on soccer skills. Compete in just one or try them all:

• Farmers Walk: Test your strength and endurance by carrying a kettlebell from one side of the field to the other.

• Rowing Machine: Get your heart pumping and see how much distance you can cover in a set number of rows.

• Dead Hang: Challenge your upper body strength and grip as you hang from a bar.

• Bur pees/Plank/Squat: A trio of bodyweight exercises to test your agility and core stability.

• Vertical Leap: Measure your vertical leap in this adrenaline-pumping station.

• Soccer Shoot Out: Kick, shoot, and score from a variety of distances.

• Throw-in Challenge: Showcase your precision and accuracy by throwing soccer balls into mini goals.

• Soccer Golf/Curling: Kick soccer balls toward a target on the ground and score points based on where they stop.

• 18-Yard to 18-Yard Sprint: Lace up your running shoes and dash across the field.

• Spin/Cycle: Pedal your way to victory in this high-energy cycling challenge.

• Bear Crawl: Get down on all fours and crawl like a bear, engaging multiple muscle groups.

• Jump Rope: Rediscover the joy of jumping rope while testing your cardiovascular endurance.

Come and discover more about your movement proficiency, strength, and skills; make new friends; and bask in the thrill of friendly competition, all while enjoying the iconic backdrop of Providence Park. The cost is $10 per person. Juniors are welcome to join in the fun, but those ages 8-13 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at with code CAE1012

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Join a Club Volleyball Team for the 2024 Season

If you love volleyball and want to be a part of a fun and exciting community of volleyball athletes looking to improve their game and compete at local and national levels, then MAC Volleyball is for you! The club’s program consists of 12-18U teams (ages 8-18) and includes teams for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced.

What Does MAC Volleyball Represent?

The MAC Volleyball program focuses on developing the whole athlete. What does this mean? MAC coaches believe that youth athletics should be about more than just

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• Physical strength and endurance (tailored Strength & Conditioning programs for teams by MAC’s Fitness department)

• Learning about proper nutrition for athletes (tailored program and information from MAC’s nutritionist)

• Academic/college success (resources for athletes looking to pursue college)

• Volunteer work (required team events throughout the season)

• Academic/college success (resources for athletes looking to pursue college)

What Kind of Commitment Is Required to Play?

The season begins in November, when tryouts are held for all age divisions, and typically runs through April/May. Teams who qualify for Girls Junior National Championship play through June/July. Practices begin immediately following those tryouts. Depending on age and skill level, practices occur two to three times per week. Starting in December and January, teams begin playing in weekend tournaments (typically one- or two-day tournaments, depending on the team).

Want to Join a Team? Here’s What To Do

Get involved! Join volleyball classes, clinics, and open gyms this fall (look for offerings in the Fall Program Guide at Members can also book private lessons with MAC Volleyball coaches to get one-on-one training (or in group lessons). Other ways to train before tryouts:

Attend the 2024 Club Season

Meet & Greet

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Join Head Coach Taylor Canoso and the rest of the Volleyball staff for an informational social hour and go over the frequently asked questions of playing club, including tryout information, schedules, commitment requirements, costs, and travel. Registration is now open. VBE104

Attend Tryouts

Registration for tryouts is now open. Check out the MAC Volleyball page for more information and to see what is required to tryout.

If you have any questions about the volleyball program, please email

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Member Numbers: Walk Across America Mileage

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

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

Mileage as of June 31, 2023

Ann Blume, 7,130

Hal Broughton, 25,759

Ann Durfee, 48,622

Claire Galton, 45,043

Norm Frink, 16,020

Vuong Vu, 3,070

Robert Jarrett, 115

Shannon Leonetti, 85,016

Harriet Maizels, 29,040

Tom Neilsen, 7,125

Linda Opray, 22,123

John Popplewell, 3,926

Dee Poujade, 14,623

Nancy Sergeant, 29,784

Carrie Stucky, 30,204

Barbara Wetzel, 29,670

Ellen Wax, 3,176

Dave Huffman, 2,495

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August 3, 2023

The Club’s existing Amended and Restated Bylaws (“Bylaws”) are presently amended through May 28, 2021. The purpose to the proposed amendments to the Bylaws are four-fold: (i) to permit a fourth pathway to membership by allowing the Diversity Admissions Committee to recommend diversity admissions program nominees to the Membership Committee under one or more new policies developed and/or adopted by the Diversity Admissions Committee and the Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees; (ii) to correct the existing Bylaws to current late fee policy practices; (iii) to clarify committee voting and quorum; and (iv) to reduce the posting requirement for Bylaw amendments to 60 days.

Accordingly, Sections 2, 8, and 13 relating to Members and Memberships, Committees, and Bylaw Amendments are proposed (as amended) to be read as shown below. Pursuant to Section 13.1 of the Bylaws, an invitation is hereby made to MAC members to comment on this proposed amendment within 90 days of such amendment being posted on the Club’s website and bulletin board. Please direct any comments to

2. Members and Memberships.


Admission of Members.

2.2.4. Except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, recommendation proposal for membership may be presented by the Membership Committee (described below) under policies, procedures and rules approved by the Board.

2.2.4. 2.2.5. Except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, proposal for membership through the Diversity Admissions Program, may be presented by the Membership Committee (described below) under policies, procedures and rules approved by the Board. Proposal for membership through the Diversity Admissions Program may also be directly presented by the Diversity Admissions Committee instead of the Membership Committee.

2.2.5. 2.2.6. The Membership Committee must review all applications for membership and recommend action to the Board. If As part of the Membership Committee recommends approval review of an application, the Club must post a notice on the Club website and bulletin board with the name of the applicant, the names of those proposing, and the date of the application.

2.5. Members’ Rights and Obligations.

2.5.4. A statement of account must be mailed, emailed, or otherwise provided to each member on or about the first day of each month. All member indebtedness to the Club is due on the 25th day of that month. A two percent late fee, as established from time to time by the Board, will be levied on all account balances 30 days or older. Members are subject to delinquency procedures if the account is not paid by the 10th day of the following month. Members may be suspended or terminated because of delinquent accounts.





8.1.4. Voting. An individual who is an Individual Resident, Individual Nonresident, or Intermediate member may serve as a voting member on a committee. Committee meetings shall be called and held in accordance with the terms of Section 4.6.3 through 4.6.8, 4.7, and 4.8 of these Bylaws with references to the Board meaning the committee, references to Trustees and officers meaning committee members, and references to the President meaning the committee chairperson.

8.1.4. 8.1.5. Quorum. A majority of committee members entitled to vote constitute a quorum.


Amendment of Bylaws

13.1. Proposal by Trustee. A Trustee may propose an amendment in writing. If the proposed amendment is approved by the Board, the proposed amendment, with an explanation and invitation for member comment, must be posted on the Club website and bulletin board. The proposed amendment, with an explanation of the proposed amendment and invitation for member comment, must also be published in the next issue of The Winged M for which the publication deadline has not elapsed. The Board may not take action on a proposed amendment until the proposed amendment has been posted for at least 90 60 days. The Board must review and vote on the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment will become effective upon the affirmative vote of three-fourths of all Trustees.

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920 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 100 | Portland, OR 97204 503.242.1300 | | From power suits to PowerPoints and everything in between. We’ve seen it all. Boly:Welch been supporting the needs of local businesses for 38 years. And we’re still here, placing the best administrative support talent in town. LAUREN RADMER KATI NEWSOME SALLY WILLIAMS JEN LIND GWEN RUDOLPH BRITTNEY RERECICH


EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All Winged M real estate advertising is subject to the 1988 Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or family status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.”

For Rent

LEGENDS – 1 bed/1 bath condo available at $2,600/mo. SW exposure enjoyed with a deck. Clean, refreshed look includes new flooring, appliances and plumbing fixtures. Contact Greg Houser at 503-320-7176

For Sale

I found Paradise! Find yours. 503.260.3662


Language Exchange for kids age 8-15. French non-profit En Famille International creates fluency and lifelong bonds through hand-matched exchanges to France, Germany and Spain. Visit or MAC member


Member rate $10.75 per line

Member business rate $19.50 per line

Non-member rate $19.50 per line

To advertise, call 503-517-7228 or email


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Vacation Rentals – Oregon

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

GEARHART – Beautiful and spacious

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


2-Bed / 2-Bath – Great deck!

MANZANITA / NEAHKAHNIE – 4bdrm 3bath amazing views, recent remodel, MAC owner

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

SUNRIVER – Quelah 3 BR (K, Q, 2 sets of bunks), 2 BA, private pool, spa & tennis courts. 503-329-1653. DCCA #762


Vacation Rentals – Out of State


3-Bed / 2-Bath Mid-Century Pool Home.

PALM DESERT: Beautifully Remodeled Sandpiper Condo. 4bd/3bath/Sleeps 10. Available Nov., Dec., 2023/ Jan.,Feb., 2024. $8500 per month. Pic uponrequest. 805-233-2397 Brooke

Vacation Rentals – International

PARIS APARTMENT: At Notre Dame. Elegant 2 BR, 2 BA, with lift.

PROVENCE: 4 BR, 4 BA Amazing views. Owned by MAC member. 202-285-1201

SAYULITA, MEXICO: 2BR/2BA and 4BR/4BA with rooftop pool. Centrally located only 3 blocks from the beach. MAC Member 503-997-9221. Instagram: casamiramarsayu

Residential Real Estate Cindy Banzer Principal Broker | PMAR Master’s Circle 503-709-7277 cell Proud 42 year MAC member LICENSED IN OREGON & WASHINGTON Residential Real Estate NATHAN AUSTIN REAL ESTATE BROKER Nate knows homes on slopes! 503-530-9446 Residential Real Estate 503-780-1890 Lynn Marshall, Real Estate Broker PMAR MASTERS CIRCLE 5TH GENERATION MAC MEMBER Ted Ferguson, CFP®, CDFA™ Senior Portfolio Manager CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional (503) 248-1309 Wrenn/Ferguson/Heath Group UBS Financial Services, Inc. 5285 SW Meadows Rd, Lake Oswego UBS Financial Services is a subsidiary of UBS AG. Financial Planning & Investments Chris McGehee/Owner Conveniently located in Raleigh Hills, providing our special residents with quality care and services 24 hours a day. 4815 SW Dogwood Lane 503.297.3200 • Assisted Living & Enhanced Memory Care Unit Assisted Living & Memory Care Jim Pittman Objective Insurance Advice Since 1970 (503) 542-4085 Insurance ABI Insurance Complete Insurance Solutions Commercial | Condos | Benefits | Home, Auto, Life 503-292-1580 4800 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 300, Beaverton Serving Northwest businesses and families for over 40 years! James J. Hisatomi, CIC President Insurance Solutions Health Insurance 503-643-8507 | Kristi A. Stokes, Sales | Owner Medicare Advantage Plans Individual and Employer Group Plans AGENCY warshauer AGENCY warshauer Guide to MAC Businesses and Service Professionals MAC Professionals Residential Real Estate Madeleine Rose OR Principal Real Estate Broker Cell: 503-781-4667 Premiere Property Group, LLC 5000 Meadows Road, Suite 150 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Office: 503-670-9000 Commercial Residential Real Estate Brent Barker, PC, CRS Principal Broker International President’s Circle – Top 7% Worldwide MAC Member – Seamless Transactions – Project Driven Direct +1 (602) 697-7769 Licensed in OR | WA | AZ Psychology Therapist Natalie Buller, MA Professional Counseling Associate Specializing in teen and young adult depression and anxiety To schedule: call 503-381-6201 or email To advertise in The Winged M contact Stephanie Cameron Communications Director Winged M Advertising 503-517-7228


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Play hard, be part of a team, and grow as an athlete and person by trying out for one of the club’s competitive teams. Now is the time for members ages 8 and older to take a chance, be evaluated, and find fun new ways to take their games to the next level.

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Real estate, stocks, mutual funds, art, life insurance and IRAs are wonderful gift options. Give appreciated property, and you will:

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