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December 2016 | VOL. 105 No. 12
A PLATINUM CLUB
Contents FEATURED THIS MONTH
23 | Personal Training 38 | Board Legacy 44 | Holidays at MAC REGULAR FEATURES
Alicia Ahn, and Lucy and Eloise Rush at the MAC Farmers Market.
42 | Club Scrapbook 83 | Committee System 11 | Faces in the Club 60 | 125th Anniversary
42 COMMUNICATIONS STAFF: Kevin Gaboury Communications Coordinator
Lisa House Advertising Sales Rep
Michole Jensen Communications Director
Jenna Miller Web Coordinator
Julia Omelchuck Graphic Designer/Ad Services Coordinator
A D MI N I STRATIVE
12 | Culinary Corner 17 | House Committee 175 | In Memoriam 19 | MAF Honorariums 7 | Manager’s Column 5 | President’s Column 9 | Sports Shorts 19 | Social Media
15, 37 | 20s/30s 32 | Balladeers 32 | Book Groups 29 | Culture and Style 33 | Holiday Decorating 33 | Junior Events 31 | Listen and Learn 34 | MelloMacs 34 | Member Events 29 | Networking 35 | Seniors 28, 36 | Social Activities 37 | Trail Blazers
68 | Basketball 68 | Dance/Group Exercise 68 | Early Birds 70 | Golf 70 | Handball 00 | Karate 64 | Massage 72 | Personal Training 71 | Playschool 66 | Pilates 73 | Racquetball 62 | Ski 74 | Squash 75 | Swim – Juniors 75 | Tennis 78 | Triathlon & Running 78 | Walking & Hiking 59 | Wellness Program 58 | Yoga
Joseph Palazzo Electronic Graphic Designer
Tony Roberts Communications Manager
Call Communications at 503-517-7220. The Winged M (USPS 483-210) is published monthly by Multnomah Athletic Club at 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. Telephone the club at 503-223-6251. Advertising from members and nonmembers is accepted by The Winged M. The deadline for space reservation is the first of the month preceding issue date. Advertisers in The Winged M are not endorsed by Multnomah Athletic Club unless otherwise noted. For questions concerning mailings and subscriptions, call 503-517-7276. Subscription: $1.50 per year paid through club dues. Periodicals postage is paid at Portland, Oregon. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to Multnomah Athletic Club Member Services, 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97205. ©2016 Multnomah Athletic Club. For advertising information, contact Lisa House at 503-517-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
80 | Advertiser Index 14 | Calendar of Events 79 | MAC Marketplace 14 | Member Numbers
ON THE COVER Member Kay Stepp, center, with personal trainers, from left, Dylan Ferrell, Brian Karsten, Chris Cain, Babs Dalbey-McKee and Derek Kirkland. Learn more about Kay’s experience with MAC’s personal training team on page 23. Cover photo by NashCo Photography.
Next month in The Winged M: • 2017 Lottery • Banquet of Champions DECEMBER 2016
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ADMINISTRATIVE PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
President Janice Marquis Vice President Linda Higgons Treasurer Scott Stevens Secretary Mike Wells
Todd Husband Laura Martin Marlis Miller Robert Radler David Brezinski D’Anne O’Neill John Helmer III Grant Yoshihara Committee Chairs 20s/30s Emily Owens Athletic Kyle Goulard Balladeers John Wykoff Basketball Scott Dougherty Budget and Finance Scott Stevens Culture & Style Judith Arnell Cycling Jim Laird Dance Kathy Allcock Diversity Admissions Christo de Villiers Early Birds Susan Hale Exercise & Decathlon Bill Cordano Family Events Kayla Casebeer and Tony Cirino Golf Darin Vick Group Fitness David Horstkotte Gymnastics Lee Rumaner Handball Andy Kangas Holiday Decorating Margaret Lender House Tanya McGee Junior Events Alison Buchholz and Ava Klash Junior Programs and Facilities Eric Wilson Karate Don Dominguez MelloMacs Amy Johnson Member Events Teri Simpson Membership Sandy Moore Merrymacs Dinda Mills Outdoor Activities Program John Patridge Pilates Cheryl Hammond Polar Bears Don Morris Property William Lee Racquetball Kurt Lender Ski Brandon Hayes-Lattin Social Activities Jennifer Strait and Tracy Sailors Squash Matt Bassist Strategic Planning Vivian Solomon Studio Fitness Ann Gerson Swimming Scot Sullivan Synchro Lisa Girard Tennis Chris Graham Triathlon & Running Ryan Chiotti Volleyball Teresa Dira Easton Walking & Hiking Sue Stonecliffe Water Fitness Wendi Menashe Yoga Meris Gebhardt
can’t believe it has rolled around again, but it has, and we are gearing up for another lottery. Every few years, the lottery creates a waiting list of prospective members to replace those who have left the club. Janice Marquis Resident membership PRESIDENT has not grown for over 17 years, and a cap is in place to ensure our members receive the best quality and value possible. I did not enter the club through the lottery system, but thousands of members at MAC, many of whom are friends, came through the lottery, a system that was first utilized for membership into the club in 1982. The 2017 Lottery will be the club’s 11th. Over the years, I have proposed friends for membership and have enjoyed running into them around the club at both social and athletic events. They love to tell me what sports and classes they are participating in and how the club has become such an important part of their lives. Members have often told me that they don’t know what they would do without the club, because it is such a meaningful part of their day-to-day routine. I am sure you have all had family members and friends ask you, “How can I become a MAC member?” The 2017 Lottery application period opens Thursday, Jan. 5, and closes in mid-May. The pending lottery creates a three year waiting list with new members entering the club beginning in the fall of 2017. I encourage you to spread the word about the lottery among your friends, your families and your colleagues who have been waiting for the opportunity to apply for membership. Also, talk to your friends who may not be familiar with MAC and all it has to offer. Invite them for dinner at the club, or get a guest pass so they can join you for Family Fridays, a Listen and Learn event, a Senior Happy Hour or a workout. Introduce them to your favorite events around the club. More information will be available in late December. Please look for details on the club website, in the January Winged M and around the club.
Platinum recognition Once again, MAC has been ranked in the top three of the Platinum Clubs of America’s athletic club category. Last year we were rated No. 3, and this year we were rated No. 2, just after the New York Athletic Club. MAC has
been a member of the Platinum Clubs of America since the inception of the organization in 1997. There are over 5,000 private clubs in America. The 265 clubs that are acknowledged with Platinum status represent the most respected private clubs in our nation. The winners are selected by club managers, presidents and owners nationwide. You might guess that Norm and I cast our votes for MAC, but obviously many others did as well. The organization also ranks golf clubs, country clubs, city clubs and yacht clubs. Not only do our members recognize what a fabulous club we have, but so do other clubs. Our management and staff are to be congratulated for achieving this honor again this year!
New trustees Many thanks to immediate past President David Horstkotte and his fellow Nominating Committee members for providing such a solid slate of 2017 trustee nominees. Rebecca Frinell, Cameron Hyde, Tanya McGee and Sandy Moore have broad occupational backgrounds, and have each chaired long-standing major committees at the club. They have a great perspective with which to help lead the club in the next three years. Please be sure to thank them in advance for their coming service when you spot them around the club.
Holidays are here I hope many of you are able to attend the Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 1, to appreciate the hard work of MAC’s holiday elves, who have spent hundreds of hours transforming our beautiful club into a visually striking Christmas setting. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the Holiday Decorating Committee, chaired by Margaret Lender, implemented plans they have been working on all year long, transforming our club into a Christmas wonderland. Dozens and dozens of members volunteered their time to create a showcase of holiday splendor. They were assisted by our able staff; Member Events Specialist Mandy Beasley, Maintenance Manager Larry Shoop and their respective teams. Please make a point to visit the club during this busy month and to thank committee members and staff for all their efforts. As we all know, what goes up must come down. The committee could use a helping hand to pack away the decorations we have all enjoyed. Please lend a hand from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Monday, Jan 2 and Tuesday, Jan. 3. I wish you all a very happy holiday season and I hope to see you in the club partaking in the season’s festivities. WM DECEMBER 2016
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ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER’S COLUMN
I General Manager Norman Rich email@example.com Senior Executive Assistant Melania Oppat firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Financial Officer/AGM Tim Arbogast email@example.com Executive Assistant Lindsay Halley firstname.lastname@example.org Security Manager Dennis Wright email@example.com Controller Heather Bulloch firstname.lastname@example.org Purchasing Manager Barry Kaufman email@example.com Athletic Director Edward Stoner firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Athletic Director Lisa Virtue email@example.com Aquatics Manager Jason Amos firstname.lastname@example.org Court Sports Manager Dan Baggett email@example.com Dance Manager Laura Haney firstname.lastname@example.org Fitness Manager Darrell Duvauchelle email@example.com Gymnastics Manager Meg Doxtator firstname.lastname@example.org Outdoor Manager Chad Failla email@example.com Squash Manager Ashley Read firstname.lastname@example.org Tennis Pro Paul Reber email@example.com Youth Programs Manager Cathy Heinke firstname.lastname@example.org Communications Director Michole Jensen email@example.com Communications Manager Tony Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org Facilities Director Elsa Lemoine email@example.com Maintenance Manager Larry Shoop firstname.lastname@example.org Housekeeping Manager Tony Arrington email@example.com Food & Beverage Director Cameron McMurry firstname.lastname@example.org Executive Chef Philippe Boulot email@example.com Catering Manager Dorcas Popp firstname.lastname@example.org Human Resources Director Alison Beppler email@example.com Member Services Director Josie Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org Guest Services Manager Christine Natonek email@example.com The -M-porium Manager Tonya Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org Member Events Manager Abby DenUyl email@example.com Membership Manager Dave Hanna firstname.lastname@example.org
cannot believe I am getting ready to wish members and friends holiday greetings all over again! Where has this year gone? Regrettably, we will soon be at the end of our 125th anniversary celebration. It has Norm Rich GENERAL MANAGER been a great year. We have accomplished much while celebrating a milestone that fulfilled 26 young athletes’ dreams of playing football in 1891. Today, our club supports 26 sports, a significant growth in membership after facilities expansion, and social activities that are extraordinarily meaningful to the majority of our membership. We have celebrated our anniversary in many ways: a wonderful Annual Meeting followed by a transformation of the West Gym into a ballroom, where we served over 1,200 meals to members in elegant MAC style. We hosted many national tournaments during the year, honoring our sporting communities and bringing home many trophies and banners celebrating success. Committees and our community at large served our communities well by volunteering time to agencies through MACReach. We threw some wonderful parties, including the 125 Ball, which sold out with over 1,100 in attendance. Honestly, I do not believe a better party has been thrown in our 125 years!
Opening the lottery For 20 years, we have imposed a cap on our membership. Membership is by invitation only, through current members, selected by a lottery held approximately every three years, or by invitation through our Diversity Committee. The Ad-Hoc Lottery Committee recently finished planning for our next lottery, which takes place in mid-2017. Member Services Director Josie Henderson and Membership Manager Dave Hanna will share details about the next lottery in the January and February editions of the The Winged M as we open up the period for accepting new applications. I encourage members who are interested in introducing new members to your club to apply early and make the early deadlines. Submitting applications early will allow applicants to receive an extra entry into the lottery, improving changes of being
drawn. Applicants under 40 will have their own lottery category, increasing their chance of being selected. One question always comes up: What are my chances of being selected if I apply? We do not handicap the lottery and do not know how many will enter, so we cannot possibly tell you the chance of being selected. I can tell you that interested parties who do not enter cannot be selected. Lotteries are not held often. We expect an all-time high number of lottery applications and encourage those interested to apply. We are proud that no one has been brought to the front of the line unless they are diversity candidates. Thirdparty auditors test the lottery tickets and actually draw applicants to further enhance the concept of fairness.
Honoring our founders On New Year’s Eve, we close down the Men’s Bar for the last time, reopening on Jan. 3, as 1891, an homage to the year the club was founded. Simply put, it’s another way of remembering our founding 125 years ago. While I know many regret the name change and prefer to preserve club tradition, I would like to suggest that the Board acted appropriately and with foresight to make this change, which will ultimately benefit the entire membership and guests visiting the club. I am proud to be part of the management team that will transform the Men’s Bar to 1891. A few minor changes will be made, but the tradition of the Men’s Bar will be preserved. Look for new menus, new uniforms for staff and a new name honoring our heritage. Food and Beverage Director Cameron McMurry will be sharing with you this month some of the plans made and changes anticipated. Throughout December, we celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with a wonderful slate of activities for all ages. Lastly, we usher in 2017, which will bring change and challenges. We will leave behind 2016, our 125th anniversary year, with great memories. We will look forward to making new memories, shared with family and friends throughout the holiday season. From my personal and professional families, we wish you all the blessings and good times the holidays are meant to bring. I have been blessed to spend another year with lifelong friends at MAC, and look forward to serving them well for many years to come. WM
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ADMINISTRATIVE SPORTS SHORTS
s Dave Berry said, “Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” With that in mind, fitness gifts remain a solid option for holiEd Stoner day giving to both the ATHLETIC DIRECTOR avid enthusiast and fitness newbie. It may take a little more thought or commitment to appease the fanatic, but this year, I am providing a list of relatively cost-effective options that should appeal to the novice or the expert. While I haven’t used all these items, they looked cool or were recommended to me. To get moving, Sweaty Betty’s Pilates socks provide grippy studio foot coverings that are effective for barre, Pilates and yoga. Not sure how to use those socks? Check out the Danskin Now Yoga Kit that provides a mat, strap, ball and guide to introduce you to the basic poses. A heart rate monitor can help maximize cardio workouts. Consider the Jarv Premium Bluetooth Wireless monitor, which runs on the low end of the price spectrum. Black Mountain offers a resistance band set, which is great for fitness on the go. And, to prep or recover, Trigger Point provides the GRID mini foam roller. It’s easy to carry in a bag and helps target sore muscles effectively. If controlling the intake is more the focus, consider the uncommongoods.com Ultimate To-Go Container, a grown up lunch box. The Oster My Blend 250-Watt Blender can provide fresh smoothies in a BPA-free bottle, so you only need to clean one container; while Wine Trax glasses offer an attractive way to control portion intake. Stay hydrated with a Hidrate Spark 2.0 water bottle that connects to your apps to remind you to drink and track your water intake. Finally, don’t forget rest is important, too, which is the focus of the Calily Aromatherapy Essential Oil Set. Regardless of your shopping list, remember, as Donald E. Westlake said, “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” I hope during the hustle and bustle of this holiday season you find that perfect gift for those who matter most in your life; as well as time for yourself to enjoy the gift of the club itself. WM
Club Scoreboard Honoring MAC members for placing first, second or third in state, regional, national or international athletic competitions, or members who have qualified for nationals in events that qualify for championship funding.
Power Lifting World Masters Power Lifting Championships, Bally Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada 1st, bench press – Nixon Munly
The Winged M relies upon individuals and committees to submit event results for the Club Scoreboard. To submit an item: Fill out a Club Scoreboard form providing the athlete’s name, sport, event, date and standing (first, second or third place) and submit the form to Athletic Services. Forms are available in Athletic Services.
P r e Pa i d i n i t i at i o n F e e s
A holiday gift with flexibility and flow. At a time when many investments seem uncertain, Multnomah Athletic Club offers a guaranteed way to give your children and grandchildren an important family legacy. Simply prepay their senior member initiation fee at today’s rate before it increases. For more information, contact Member Services at 503-517-7280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DECEMBER 2016
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FACES IN THE CLUB MAC climbers Sonja Johanson and Brett Walker competed at the International Federation of Sport Climbing Championships in Guangzhou, China in November. Johanson, who competed in the Female A Speed Climbing category, placed 20th. Walker, who competed in the Male A Bouldering Championship, placed 35th. Both climbers have competed on the international stage before, Johanson at last year’s world championship in Arco, Italy, and Walker in the Pan-American games. Walker is a senior at Lake Oswego High School who carries a 4.0 grade-point average. Johanson is in 11th grade, and enrolled in an early college program through EdX, PCC and PSU. Both of the climbers were nominees for the club’s Mel Fox Amateur Athlete of the Year Award.
To submit information for Faces in the Club, contact Communications Manager Tony Roberts at 503-517-7220 or email@example.com.
Shelby Page was recently promoted to pastry chef at MAC. The position is responsible for supplying desserts for all of MAC’s restaurants and banquets. Page has worked as a pastry cook at the club for the past 12 years. She grew up in Portland and went to school here, at Western Culinary Institute. She previously worked at Piece of Cake Bakery, where she and the bakery’s owner won the reality TV show Sugar Showdown on the Cooking Channel. Page, who was head decorator at Piece of Cake, flew to Toronto to compete on the show, and sealed the win with an espresso black forest cake and an oatmeal cake. They won $10,000 in the ordeal, which they donated to a Portland State University scholarship fund.
Member Dawn Uchiyama was recently appointed to serve as the first-ever Deputy Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services at the City of Portland. Uchiyama is a licensed landscape architect who has served local government for 24 years. Her career is dedicated to improving public health and safety, water quality and the environment. She is a member of the MAC Yoga Committee. Her husband, Sadafumi Uchiyama, is the Garden Curator at the beautiful Portland Japanese Garden. Their son, Genta, is a freshman at the University of Oregon this year and an avid tennis player. Their daughter, Aiko, is in eighth grade and plays club volleyball at MAC.
Personal trainer Nicholas Trubachik was one of eight athletes inducted into the Portland State University Vikings Hall of Fame last month. Trubachik had the distinction of being Portland State’s firstever, first-team NCAA Division I All-American, accomplishing the feat in the most challenging of events; the decathlon. He was PSU’s first male track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division I Outdoor National Championship, finishing seventh in the decathlon in 2010. As a personal trainer, Trubachik specializes in strength and conditioning for sports, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and running form mechanics. See Trubachik’s Move of the Month on page 59.
The MAC Alpine Ski Team recently hired Coach Stephen Fox to lead the new FreeRide Snowboard Program. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College, Fox led the Ski & Snowboard Club there for three years. He also coached West Linn in the Oregon Interscholastic Snowboarding Association and is Level 1 Avalanche certified. Fox worked for three summers at Windell’s Camp on Mt. Hood, where he was responsible for young riders that later grew up to be Olympians, X-Games competitors and widely heralded pro snowboarders. Fox is passionate about snowboarding and will help riders develop technical, tactical and mental skills on their board. DECEMBER 2016
Outdoor Member Coach Sam Drevo was part of the team that won the United States’ first ever medals at World Rafting Championships. Drevo and the U.S. team won silver and bronze at championships, which took place in Dubai. There were 85 teams from 28 countries competing on a humanmade river that included a series of challenging rapids. The teams competed in four-person crews. While Drevo’s team paddled a raft, he is better known for his kayaking skills, having competed for the U.S. freestyle kayaking team and won the extreme kayaking championship at the Gorge Games. Drevo owns eNRG Kayaking, a school and rental shop on the Willamette River in Oregon City.
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1891 bartenders Roni Pervizi and Ashelee Wells.
1891: Timeless Classics W
e start the New Year with a historic new beginning. It all began in the year 1891, when 26 visionary individuals imagined and created MAC. In recognition of this momentous event in the history of the club and city, we celebrate the new evolution of the MAC’s premier restaurant, 1891. Master Chef Philippe Boulot and his team see this new era as an opportunity to pay tribute to past achievements and bring new culinary experiences to a diverse membership that is the community of MAC 125 years later. The entire month of January features specials for $18.91, including club favorites such as prime rib and razor clams. Members can also experience new wellness-approved items and vegetarian options. Happy Hour continues to be a mainstay of MACtinis from 4-6 p.m., and from 8 p.m. until closing, with new menu items and beverage options. Other favorites such as free childcare when dining is still available from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (reservations with MAC childcare are required in advance).
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Looking back 125 years, classic cocktails were all the rage. Now classic cocktails are made with premium ingredients to enhance the flavors of a bygone time. The bar program features “new classics” by our superb team of mixologists. The 1891 is a unique, house-aged Manhattan with a modern flair to make you glad you live in 2017. Bartenders Roni Pervizi and Ashelee Wells have experience developing sensational cocktails that do not disappoint. MAC is about creating communities, and respecting tradition while creating new friendships and lifelong memories. 1891 and MACtinis offer a great place for members to enjoy the club and embrace these values. Along with the new name, we are keeping some of members’ special favorites, including second Saturday Prime Rib Buffet and third Saturday Supper Club. Additionally, new Saturday promotions have been added; first Saturday Date Night with specials for two (free childcare is available), fourth Sommelier Saturdays with wines under $50 at 50 percent off, and fifth Saturdays features $18.91 specials.
Jan. 17 through the 21 is the first week of Crab Feed, followed by a second week, Feb. 21 through Feb. 25. We look forward to having members from all the MAC communities join us in celebrating the great traditions of the club and seeing the positive changes that a rich 125 year history can bring. Change can be difficult, but with change comes new possibilities and opportunities to improve the member experience. We are looking forward to all that 2017 brings, while embracing the excellence that the 26 founding members envisioned in 1891. WM
CULINARY CULINARY CALENDAR
Taste and Technique with Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy
Prime Rib Buffet Supper Club
You sit down for dinner, and we’ll take care of the child care during Date Night. Beginning Jan. 7, on the first Saturday of every night, child care is free for couples who dine in 1891. Enjoy drink and dinner specials for two along with the regular dinner menu. Call 503-5177215 to reserve child care. Call 503-517-7235 to make a reservation at 1891, or log on to theMAC.com
Some specials are so good, they don’t need an update. While the culinary crew is refreshing most of the Saturdays at MAC promotions, the second Saturday remains the same. Enjoy a delicious prime rib buffet for just $34 every second Saturday in 1891. For reservations or questions call: 503-5176630 or visit themac.com.
Every Third Saturday, enjoy the finest select offerings prepared by Sous Chef Phil Oswalt. Meals include fresh, local, and seasonal fare. Reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations or questions call: 503-517-6630 or visit themac.com.
Fifth Saturday at $18.91
Winter Ale Beer Dinner
Sommolier and 1891 Manager Rian Strong selects some of his favorite bottles of wine in the sub$50 range, which are offered at 50 percent off. This is a great opportunity to try new and existing wines recommended by one of MAC’s in-house wine experts. For reservations or questions call: 503-5176630 or visit themac.com.
On months when there is a fifth Saturday, the Men’s Bar will offer dinner specials for just $18.91. Look for favorites like certain steaks and razor clams at a special price. The first opportunity in 2017 is April 29. Don’t miss it! For reservations or questions call: 503-5176630 or visit themac.com.
Warm up your evening with a winter ale from one of the region’s craft breweries during the December Beer Tasting and Pairing Dinner, from 5-9 p.m. Dec.15 in the Sports Pub. Sous Chef Deanna Bascom crafts a special menu to pair with ales. Select entrees include a pint of a featured beer. No reservations required. Call 503-517-7215 to reserve free child care during dinner.
MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. SATURDAY 5-9 p.m.
aomi Pomeroy, James Beard Award winning chef and owner of Beast in Northeast Portland, visits MAC for a guest chef and cookbook signing dinner Friday, Feb. 10. In Taste & Technique, Pomeroy shares her hard-won knowledge, passion, and experience along with nearly 140 recipes that outline the fundamentals of cooking in her new book, Taste & Technique.. By paring back complex dishes to the building-block techniques used to create them, Naomi takes you through each recipe step by step, distilling detailed culinary information to reveal the simple methods chefs use to get professional results. In Taste & Technique, Naomi shares her hard-won knowledge, passion, and experience along with nearly 140 recipes that outline the fundamentals of cooking. By paring back complex dishes to the building-block techniques used to create them, Naomi takes you through each recipe step by step, distilling detailed culinary information to reveal the simple methods chefs use to get professional results. Read more about this event and the cookbook in the January Winged M, or visit theMAC.com. WM
MACtinis: MONDAY-SATURDAY 4-9 p.m.
Sports Pub: MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. SATURDAY 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. SUNDAY 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Joe’s: MONDAY-FRIDAY 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. SATURDAY/SUNDAY 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. DECEMBER 2016
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DECEMBER 2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS PICKS OF THE MONTH
Toastmasters Mondays 6:30-8 a.m. Hone your public speaking skills. For information 503-517-7235.
Children’s Holiday Party Saturday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 10 a.m.-noon The Ballroom
Lights, camera, party! Usher in the New Year with friends and family.
Visit with Santa during this annual member’s-only celebration.
New Year’s Eve
Thursday, Dec. 1
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting Ceremony, festivities start at 4 p.m.
Holiday Fashion Show, The Ballroom, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2
Holiday Fashion Show, The Ballroom, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
OSU vs. MAC Racquetball Challenge Fundraiser, Courts 7-10, 5 p.m. Family Fridays, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 John Pelham Memorial Racquetball Tournament, 7:30 a.m. Brown Bottle Society, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
2016 McAlpin Award Nominations Due, Member Services, 5 p.m. Family Fridays, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 USAC Bouldering Regionals at MAC, all day
Holiday Fashion Show, The Ballroom, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Handball high school league match, 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 9
Prime Rib Buffet, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.
Synchro Figure Meet, West Pool, 1 p.m.
Winter 2017 Class Registration opens at 7 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 Mother Daughter Tea, Men’s Bar, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 5 Registration Opens for Jan. 5 Junior Dance, 8 a.m. MAC Toastmasters, 6:30-8 a.m. MerryMacs Holiday Luncheon, noon Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Climbing Parent Workshop, 6:30 p.m.
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Member Numbers • Walk Across America Mileage Walk Across America member mileage as of August 2016 Hal Broughton 22,977 Sally Broughton 17,155 Ann Durfee 38,273 Kathleen Elliot 4,084 Claire Galton 362,236
Toni Greening 14,869 Dan Hoffa 2,700 Shannon Leonetti 71,332 Harriet Maizels 16,929 Don Morris 4,277
Linda Opray 14,580 Dee Poujade 5,949 Sharron Schneider 13,760 Nancy Sergeant 23,484 Jean Sidman 23,338
Carrie Stucky 19,629 Barbara Wetzel 21,060
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IMPORTANT MAC PHONE NUMBERS Phone No. Department
Monday, Dec. 12
Monday, Dec. 19
503-517-7500 Aquatics Office 503-517-7235 At Your Service 503-517-7525 Athletic Services 503-517-7200 Business Office 503-517-6600 Catering 503-517-7215 Child Care 503-517-7220 Communications 503-517-7570 Court Sports Office 503-517-7522 Dance 503-517-2315 Executive Office 503-517-7535 Fitness Office 503-517-7515 Group Exercise Hotline† 503-517-7560 Gymnastics Office 503-517-2350 MAF 503-223-6251 Main Club Line 503-517-7265 Member Events 503-517-7280 Membership 503-517-7290 Mporium 503-517-7574 Outdoor Department 503-517-7548 Personal Training 503-517-7585 Squash Office 503-517-7592 Tennis Office 503-517-2335 The Salon †Phone number is a recording.
MAC Toastmasters, 6:30-8 a.m.
MAC Toastmasters, 6:30-8 a.m.
Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
503-517-7578 Baseball/Lacrosse Cage* 503-517-7599 Handball/Racquetball* 503-517-7264 Massage 503-517-7265 Member Event* 503-517-6630 Men’s Bar 503-517-7584 Squash* 503-517-7590 Tennis* *Available online at theMAC.com
Ugly Sweaters, Beautiful Hearts MAC’s 20s/30s are making spirits bright at their third annual holiday get together. This year’s event is filled with child-like fun, as we celebrate the reason for the season with a toy drive to benefit the 2016 KGW Great Toy Drive. Over 120 local nonprofit organizations rely on the KGW Great Toy Drive each year to spread holiday cheer in Oregon and SW Washington. Bring an unwrapped toy for donation and dress to impress in your winter worst 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 in the Reading Lounge. Grab your friends and hop in the holiday photo booth, decorate a seasonal sugar cookie, or just relax by the fireplace while sipping spiked eggnog. Each toy donated earns a ticket in the raffle for festive favors throughout the night, and the sweater that hurts the most eyes will win a fun prize. The cost is $22 for members and guests and includes light snacks, hosted cocktail and holiday swag. For more information or to register, go to www.themac.com or call At Your Service at 503-517-7235. MEV530
Wednesday, Dec. 14 Lights and Lobbies, 6 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15 Winter Ales Beer Dinner, Sports Pub, 5-9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16 Red and White Classic Meet, 50-meter Pool, 4 p.m.
Peacock Lane Run, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22 Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24 50/50 Wine, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m. Club hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Holiday Family Fridays, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25
Saturday, Dec. 17
The Club is closed
West Pool Closed through Jan. 1 IMX Challenge Meet, 50-meter Pool, 9 a.m. Alten Holiday Handball Event, 9:30 a.m. Children’s Holiday Party, The Ballroom, 10-noon Holiday Brunch, seatings begin at 11 a.m. Supper Club, Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26 MAC Toastmasters, 6:30-8 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31 Lights Camera Party: Family New Year’s Eve Party, 6-9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve in the Men’s Bar, 5-9 p.m.
CLUB HOURS Monday through Friday 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Information MAC requires passwords for members and guests to join its wireless networks. The passwords are available at the At Your Service department, Front Desk, Exercise and Conditioning Center Desk, and online at theMAC.com. DECEMBER 2016
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Sure, you can park outside of the lines – but it will cost you. Sanctions for parking offenses start at $50 and go up with each subsequent violation.
Member Parking – Sanction Update and Helpful Tips T his is the busiest time of the year for the club, and spaces in the Member Parking Structure are often hard to find. Here are some reminders about sanctions and tips: The club maintains a color-coded “Parking at the Club” alert graphic on our website and tweets regular parking alerts on Twitter. To receive tweets, follow @MAC_parking. Use of the member garage is only allowed while you are visiting the clubhouse, taking part in a club-sanctioned activity, or while attending an event at Providence Park. Using the parking garage for work, school, to go shopping, to the airport, etc., is not allowed. MAC’s security conducts random stings and violators of this rule are sanctioned. It’s also highly disrespectful to your fellow members who need a parking space to visit the club. Overnight parking in the garage is not allowed without prior approval from club management. If you need to park overnight to ensure your safety, be sure to let the Manager On Duty (located near At Your Service) know
before leaving the club. Members who do not have prior approval for overnight parking face possible sanctions. Be careful to park completely within a single parking spot. Vehicles with both tires over the first yellow (interior) line of a parking space are subject to sanctions. The first parking violation in a calendar year results in a $50 sanction, the second violation a $75 sanction and subsequent violations increase $25 each time. This can get expensive quickly; in September the club collected a total of $2,900 for parking violations and one member paid $150. The club provides a complimentary return-trip TriMet ticket in exchange for a valid transfer receipt dated the same day. Visit At Your Service to make the exchange. If possible, avoid peak parking times at the club, which are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and anytime there is a Timbers game.
Blocking exits, other vehicles, or walkways
Leaving club premises
Parked in “no space”
All other offenses
Increasing $25 increments for each subsequent violation.
Diana Carol Husband was born Sept. 12, 1934 at the Adventist Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Her Parents, Margret and Karl Brunner, brought their only child up to attend and graduate from Creston Elementary, Franklin High School, and Oregon State University. A member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Antique Study Group, and founder of a charity to help fund dialysis machines for patients, she was always giving much of her time and knowledge to the betterment and the causes that she was dedicated too. Wife of Lynn Sherman Husband, mother to Todd Gordon Husband and Brent Andrew Husband, mother-in-law to Deborah Husband, grandmother to Natalie, Heidi and Andrew Husband. Family was the most important thing in her life. Holidays were always met with a Motherly devotion to the highest degree that was cherished by all and we always reflected on and reminisced over each and every year! Her love of antiques was a passion as well, always on the hunt for that obscure treasure that might be hiding at many Antique Stores, Conventions, or Estate Sales when or wherever she may have been. Other hobbies included: gourmet cooking, bridge, Soduku, crossword puzzles and in the later part of her life wild mushroom hunting that she always looked forward to seasonally with the greatest anticipation! She passed away in her sleep on Sept. 13, 2016, one day after her 82nd Birthday. The family was fortunate enough to celebrate with her one last time in the tradition and style that that she always enjoyed most. As a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend, she was at her best when hosting one of her special events. Through laughter, gathering, and sharing of various stories, Diana lived life to its fullest vicariously through those moments. She was without question the “Hostess with the Mostess” for all those that loved her most.
Trouble Finding a Spot? Take MAX to MAC Taking public transit is a great way to contribute to avoid overcrowding in the MAC Parking Structure. At Your Service issues members and guests a complimentary onezone return trip ticket in exchange for a valid transfer receipt dated the same day. For more information, contact At Your Service at atyourservice.com or 503-5177235. WM
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Multnomah Athletic Foundation Memorials Honored individuals are listed in bold.
Memorials Broughton Bishop Tom and Linda Goldsmith Ambrose “Bubby” Cronin Marilyn Easly Tom and Linda Goldsmith Joyle C. Dahl Dawn Dahl Dick and Louise Godfrey Martha Godfrey Dixon Donald R. Holman Hester Nau Joe Loprinzi John & Carole Vranizan MAF provides community grants and post-secondary scholarships focused on promoting athletic participation in the Portland metropolitan area. For more information, contact Lisa Bendt at 503-517-2350.
Follow MAC Accounts for Daily Updates Here it is, another Winged M, with all of the photos, features, news and notes you’ve been waiting for. We know what you’re thinking – why do I have to wait a month for this? Well, now you can keep up with all of the great photos, events and updates at MAC through our many social media channels.
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Facebook Many MAC committees and groups have active Facebook pages. Search for your group on Facebook, or contact At Your Service at AtYourService@themac.com or 503-5177235. WM
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Dan Oseran, M.D. Executive medical director, Providence Heart Institute Chair, Providence Cardiovascular Leadership Council Education and training • Harvard College • U.C. San Diego Medical School • University of Washington • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Why Providence? I grew up in Portland, so it feels good to give back to my home town. It’s especially rewarding to work for an organization whose values are lived out every day. Providence is a unique organization that remains steadfast to its history and mission – while also advancing cutting-edge cardiovascular care for the next 50 years.
What’s your dream for the Heart Institute? Our goal is to be recognized as the leading provider of patient-centered cardiovascular care on the West Coast and to be a national leader in how we think about and address heart disease prevention and wellness.
What are your hobbies? I collect books, mostly first editions of 19th and 20th century British and American literature. Also, Portland is a great town for food. There’s a great little pizza place in the Cully neighborhood that’s like going back in time. I won’t tell you exactly where it is … finding it is part of the fun!
To learn more, visit WeLoveThat.org
Who were your mentors? I really admire Dr. Leonard Cobb, who was at the University of Washington when I studied there. He got me interested in sudden cardiac death, which ultimately led to my career in electrophysiology. Also, I learned a lot from Dr. Jeremy Swan at Cedars Sinai, who co-invented the pulmonary artery balloon catheter.
Why does philanthropy matter to your work? Donor support always helps us advance care for our patients. Just as one example, we have one of the top sites in the country for replacing aortic valves with catheters instead of open heart surgery. We couldn’t have done that without donor support. Philanthropy helps us innovate, grow programs, and attract physicians who are visionary and committed to being the best.
Committees play a key role in many events at MAC, such as the annual MAC Open, the largest athletic event at MAC.
Get Involved at MAC – Join a Committee Fill out a committee interest form by the end of the year to join the committee system
AC is driven by its active committee system, and joining a committee is one of the best ways to get involved with the club. From budget issues to family-friendly parties, committees have a hand in virtually everything that happens at the club. MAC’s committee system is made up of nine standing (major) committees, eight event committees and 27 sport committees. MAC’s committee system is open to young, old, new and lifelong members. Adult resident members may apply for any committee except the Junior Events Committee; only junior members may apply for that committee. Courtesy and athletic members may serve on committees, but not as chair. Committee members work side-by-side with professional staff and member coaches to plan and carry out policies and programs. The leadership, expertise and camaraderie shared by committees create a unique community spirit. Participants must commit the time and energy necessary to be a responsible committee member. Some committees look for members with specific qualifications or prior committee experience. Members do not need a reference to serve on a committee.
Get Involved Submit a Committee Interest Form (at the information wall or at theMAC.com) to the Executive Office by Saturday, Dec. 31.
Standing committees Standing committees are defined by the club bylaws and report directly to the Board of Trustees. Event committees report to the Member Events Committee, and sport committees report to the Athletic Committee. Committees work in partnership with staff. Standing committees include: Athletic, Budget & Finance, Communications, Diversity Admissions, House, Junior Programs and Facilities, Member Events, Membership, and Property
Sport committees Sport committees represent the voice of members in athletic and sport activities. Through committee meetings and other input, these committees communicate to staff and the Athletic Committee the needs and desires of participating membership. In addition, the committees communicate policies and promote athletic activities to participants. All sport committees report to the Athletic Committee, a major committee of the Board of Trustees.
Sport committees include: Basketball, Cycling, Dance, Diversified Sports, Early Birds, Exercise & Conditioning/Decathlon, Golf, Group Exercise, Group Fitness, Gymnastics, Handball, Karate, MerryMACs, Outdoor Activities Program, Pilates, Polar Bears, Racquetball, Ski, Squash, Swimming, Synchro, Tennis, Triathlon & Running, Volleyball, Walking & Hiking, Water Fitness, and Yoga.
Event committees Event committees, also known as activity committees, represent the voice of members in MAC social activities. Through committee meetings and other input, these committees communicate to staff and the Member Events Committee the needs and desires of participating membership. In addition, the committees communicate club policies and promote social activities to participants. The event committees plan certain activities, provide volunteer help or event preparation, and provide ideas and volunteers to prepare for and assist at events. A Member Events Committee liaison attends meetings to serve as the communications link between the Board of Trustees and the event committees. The eight event committees are: 20s/30s, Balladeers, Culture and Style, Family Events, Holiday Decorating, Junior Events, MelloMACs, and Social Activities. WM DECEMBER 2016
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WINNING TEAM Do you have fitness goals? MAC has the right trainers to help you reach them.
AC personal trainers have the experience and creativity to match any of your specific training and fitness goals. Our areas of expertise cover everything you’re looking for in your workouts. TRX, kettle bells, nutritional management, injury prevention and rehab, speed and quickness, golf fitness, postural analysis, myofascial release, cross training, yoga and boxing. You name it, we have it.
Fit Through the Holiday Season There is no doubt about it, the many distractions during the holiday season, including parties, shopping, work outings, travel, leave your schedule out of whack. MAC personal trainers have the winning formula to help manage your fitness and nutrition
program through a very busy holiday season. It starts with good, healthy choices and decisions on your nutrition and exercise. Set up a session with one of our personal trainers to get a head start on your 2017 fitness resolution. Let our trainers customize a program that fits your individual needs.
Selecting a Personal Trainer Take a look at the personal trainers’ bios to see who would be a perfect instructor for your needs. MAC Personal Training Supervisor Andy Shupp also offers a free sit-down consultation to help you with your selection of a trainer. Turn the page to learn more about MAC’s personal training team. DECEMBER 2016
Six Trainers, One Client When her trainer took a break, Kay Stepp worked with someone new every week. -page 24
The Trainers MAC’s trainers specialize in a variety of techniques and styles. -page 26
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A GROUP EFFORT When her regular trainer left for two months, Kay Stepp decided to work out with someone different each week.
By Juno DeMelo/Photo by NashCo Photography
lenty of people say that they feel much younger than they look. Kay Stepp looks much younger than she is. “She’s 71 and has the body of a 20-year-old,” says Babs Dalbey-McKee, a MAC personal trainer who’s been working with Stepp since 2011. “She’s the epitome of someone who takes charge of her health and her body. Kay is a very determined person.” It isn’t surprising that Stepp, the former chief operating officer and president of Portland General Electric and the first woman in the U.S. to be president of an electric utility, is determined. The longtime MAC member has always been consistent about working out. “I used to run and take fitness classes,” she says. “But I wasn’t this disciplined until I got breast cancer.” Stepp was diagnosed in 2008 and underwent surgery that same year. For the next two years, she did physical therapy at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. When her physical therapist left her position, Stepp began looking for a trainer who could help her get fitter. “My research indicated that the one thing I could control to keep cancer from coming back was my own level of fitness, and exercise was a major component,” she says. “Building my health, strength, and flexibility wasn’t a guarantee, but it was something I could take charge of.” So a friend of Stepp who trained with Dalbey-McKee introduced the two women. In her mid-60s at the time, Stepp was drawn to Dalbey-McKee for two reasons. “Babs was only about 10 years younger, so it felt very comfortable and affirming to work with an older woman,” says Stepp. “I’d also been doing Pilates for a long time, and Babs is trained and certified in Pilates as well as strength training.” Stepp liked that Dalbey-McKee paid attention to alignment and core strength, making sure that she did every single move correctly. “I felt like her focus on mindfulness would give me optimum results and keep me from injuring myself,” says Stepp, who has in fact managed to avoid injury ever since. For five years, the two women have been meeting ever Wednesday. Stepp commutes from Manzanita, where her husband, a former attorney, is mayor. Their sessions can include free weights, weight machines, exercises on a Bosu, full-body movements, and inversions. In addition, Stepp does yoga, works out on the elliptical, speed-walks on the beach, and does Pilates and strength training on her own about four days a week. Variety is what helps keep Stepp committed. So when Dalbey-McKee announced that she would be taking a two-month family medical leave to care for her ill husband, Stepp casually mentioned the prospect of working out with a different trainer each week. “I’ve always found that I can learn something new from everyone I meet,” says Stepp. “And I figured there were things these trainers could learn from me about working with an older person.” Continued on page 27
New Trainers, Different Styles MAC trainers carry countless certifications: strength training, Pilates, yoga, sport-specific training and more. Working out with multiple trainers gave member Kay Stepp an opportunity to interact with new personalities and learn new exercises. “Kay is a very capable young lady. Kay was most interested in being functionally capable and staying as strong and pain-free as possible with her active lifestyle in balancing beach life in Manzanita, city life here in Portland, and delighting in being a grandmother. Most of the exercises we did focused on fully integrative, multi-joint movements, often with an emphasis on instability, which forces the body to adaptively improve dynamic balance. All in all, Kay demonstrated no real limitations with her fitness, and as a result, I trained her like the athlete she is!” -Chris Cain joined MAC in 2001. He has bachelor’s degrees in Finance and General Management from Portland State University and was a two-time college football GTE Academic All-American. Cain specializes in general fitness, weight management, injury prevention, and sport-specific conditioning for athletes. “We started with balance work with free weights, but Kay had some specific questions about yoga poses and anatomy/alignment, so we stopped the weights and went in the hallway and broke down poses.” -Lisa Buchmiller is a personal trainer and yoga supervisor at MAC. She also teaches group fitness and dance, and specializes in general fitness, sport-specific training, weight loss/ management, strength training, injury prevention, balance and flexibility. “Kay and I worked on lower back and thoracic mobility and stability. We worked on functional movements like a squat to row with resistance bands. We also did a lot of core work. I can’t believe how much we accomplished in one hour. She has the energy of a 20 year old!” -Dylan Ferrell is a personal trainer who specializes in sport-specific training, weight-loss management and general fitness.
Personal Trainer Babs Dalbey-McKee, left, works out with client Kay Stepp. DECEMBER 2016
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Personal Trainers MAC’s personal trainers offer physical training for almost all identifiable requests, from sports-specific training to most post-rehabilitation requirements. For more information, contact Personal Training Coordinator Andy Shupp at ashupp@ themac.com or 503-517-7548. Read more on MAC’s personal training staff at theMAC.com.
Rob Bozada joined MAC in 2015. He is a Cross Fit 1 trainer, certified chiropractic assistant, and certified sports performance coach through the Bommarito Performance Systems.
Josh Bjornstad returned to MAC this year. He has a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and is certified in TRX and Cross Fit I.
Monty Button joined MAC in 2002. He has a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Nathan Coldham joined MAC in 2013. A certified personal trainer, he specializes in weight loss management, strength development, kettlebell conditioning, and high-intensity interval training.
Jessica Dickson is a certified personal trainer, is TRX certified and is a certified triathlon coach. She specializes in sport specific-training, youth strength training and sports conditioning and general fitness.
Brian Karsten joined MAC in 2010, starting with an internship in the Human Performance Lab. He has an Exercise and Sport Science degree from Oregon State, and also has experience coaching track and field.
Heather McKee joined MAC in 2013. She specializes in strength training, weight loss and sport specific training, and emphasizes correct form by engaging the core to support the lower back with all exercises programs.
Will Cath is a trainer and group fitness instructor who specializes in highintensity training, sport-specific training and outdoor fitness. He emphasizes a balance between strength, endurance and flexibility.
Barbara “Babs” Dalbey-McKee joined MAC in 1991. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Arizona. She has 24 years of experience in the fitness industry, the last 10 focused on Pilates.
Michelle Ego joined MAC in 1995. She has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science from Oregon State University and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with 19 years of experience.
Derek Kirkland joined MAC in 2010. He played collegiate baseball while earning a bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness Management from Concordia University, and specializes in sport-specific strength training.
Kyle Nieman joined MAC in 2002. He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University. He is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Tysen Christensen joined MAC in 2013. She is a Registered Dietitian and a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and holds multiple degrees from Oregon State University.
Michelle Damis has over 25 years of experience in group exercise and personal training. She specializes in injury prevention and rehab, myofascial release (foam-rolling techniques), and proper weight loss.
Gina Frobatta has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Dance/Movement Therapy and has been teaching movement for over 20 years. She is certified as a personal trainer, and yoga and Pilates instructor.
Tony Louie joined MAC in 2004. He studied exercise science and has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. He is an ACE-certified personal trainer that specializes in strength training and proper weight loss.
Nancy Petit joined MAC in 2002. She attended Portland Community College’s Fitness Technology Program. Petit is ACE-certified. Her specialties include general conditioning, nutrition and breast cancer post-rehab.
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Irvyn Segal joined MAC in 1995. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fitness Management and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. He has more than 20 years experience in the exercise and fitness industries.
Personal Trainer Brian Karsten works out with a client at MAC. The club’s personal trainers hold a vareity of certifications.
Nick Trubachik joined MAC in 2012. He was an AllAmerican Decathlete in college. He specializes in strength and conditioning for sports, injury prevention and rehabilitaion, and running for mechanics.
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New trainers Dalbey-McKee lined up eight different trainers, one for each week she’d be away from the MAC. Despite the fact that Stepp had never worked one-on-one with a male trainer before, her only request for what she would later call her “trainer tour” was that each trainer work her hard. Because she had to miss two sessions to go out of town, Stepp ended up working out with six of the eight trainers. One is a former Portland State football player, another is a yoga instructor. “Each of them had different exercises, many of which I’d never done before,” says Stepp. “What I really appreciated is that none of them were patronizing about having to work out with a little old lady.” The experience reaffirmed her view that everyone has a gift to give if you’re receptive to it. And being open to working with new trainers allowed Stepp to keep her regularly scheduled time slot while getting to mix things up. As someone who credits adventure, excitement, and novelty for keeping her sharp and focused, Stepp used the “trainer tour” as a reset button. But now that she’s hit refresh, she plans to continue working out with DalbeyMcKee and only Dalbey-McKee for a long time. “It was wonderful to meet these creative young people dedicating their lives to fitness, but my meetings with Babs are an anchor point for me,” she says. “Babs will say, ‘hese 10-pound weights seem really easy for you; maybe it’s time to move to 12 pounds.’ She’s observing me and moving me forward so I don’t get stuck in my routine. She knows me well and keeps me from doing the same things over and over, which helps me grow.” Stepp isn’t the only one who appreciates the partnership: Dalbey-McKee is also grateful for the opportunity to continue working with Stepp. “Kay is a fabulous student and a role model for the other members in the club. She’s fun, generous, and a good soul. As you age, everything’s not always rosy. But Kay is resilient, and I’m resilient too. Put us together and you get a pretty good pair.” WM
Personal Training Coordinator Andy Shupp joined MAC in 2000. He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State, and more than 14 years experience in the health and fitness industry
Molly Sparkman has been at MAC since 2005. She specializes in general fitness, weight loss, injury prevention, balance, flexibility, western boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing and mixed martial arts conditioning. DECEMBER 2016
Jonathan Weiss joined MAC in 2005. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington State University. He has worked in the health and fitness industry since 2001, and is ACE certified. See more information on trainers Lisa Buchmiller, Chris Cain, and Dylan Ferral on page 25. WM
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AC T I V I T I E S
Sing Along with the Wonderful Wizard of Oz G rab your broomsticks and ruby slippers to be whisked away to the Land of Oz during the fifth annual sing-along on Friday, Feb. 3. Members and guests are invited on the undeniably fun journey of a girl from Kansas, her four unique friends and her jaunt down the yellow brick road. This family-friendly event in The Ballroom has consistently brought in crowds of more than 200. It includes three great committees working together – Social Activities, Balladeers, and MelloMacs – as well as multiple club departments. It’s a true sense of community, as the audience actively participates. The Wizard of Oz will be shown on two screens with lyrics. Impromptu performances from club members are featured on stage, and members receive a favor bag that aids in participation. Dressing up is more than welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy dinner beforehand at the Sports Pub or 1891. The cost is $7 for members and $9 for guests and includes popcorn and a favor bag.
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Professional Business Networking Returns for New Year
tart the new year off sharing current business trends, novel ideas and insight with Portland professionals and MAC members at the new bi-monthly MAC Professional Business Networking meeting. Formerly known as MACNet, this professional networking event has undergone a business rebranding of its own. Every other month, enjoy lively discussion while focusing on professional connections and potential business practices that can increase your knowledge and build tangible results. Members and their guests are invited to participate in the club’s business connection conversations, hone their networking skills, and meet other MAC professionals from 7:30-9 a.m. in an informal format over coffee. A moderator keeps discussion moving and the focus on the entire group. MAC Professional Business Networking group meets the second Wednesday every other month. The group will skip December and meets next on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. For more information, contact Dave Hanna in Member Services at 503-5177281. To register, visit theMAC.com or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235. ME301 WM
CULTURE AND STYLE
An Olympian’s Journey: Carolyn Wood Join the Culture and Style Committee for a special lunch presentation Thursday, Jan. 26, by Carolyn Wood, an Olympian, native Portlander and lifetime MAC member. Wood, who won a gold medal in swimming in the 1960 Olympics at the age of 14, swam at MAC from 1957 to 1962. She recently published a memoir: Tough Girl; An Olympian’s Journey, which tells her life story of challenges, triumphs and public and personal victories, which helped make her who she is today. MAC archivist and historian George Vogt says: “An Olympic swimming champion at age 14 and a slowly emerging gay person in an earlier, less-understanding era, she has been resolutely the “Tough Girl” of her book title. Beautifully written, the book artfully weaves her life story around the tale of her long walk on the Camino de Santiago, an effort to understand and accept the end of a decadeslong marriage. This memoir could easily become a favorite of American literature teachers and their students.” The cost for the luncheon is $26 per member and $28 per guest. The event is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register online at theMAC.com or call At Your Service at 503-517-7235. MEV667 WM
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LISTEN AND LEARN
Explore History, National Park Geology M
AC offers Listen & Learn lectures on a variety of topics. Lectures are $5 for members and $7 for guests, unless otherwise specified.
MAC’s Past with George Vogt 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 By popular demand, this presentation, first offered in July 2016 in honor of the club’s 125th Anniversary, is being repeated as a Listen & Learn lecture. MAC archivist George Vogt presents a captivating look at MAC’s storied past. See historic photos of how the club parallels the times. Look at the changes in MAC’s architecture, social events, athletic events and membership from its inception in 1891 through the present day.
Mount Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades, Redwoods and Lassen Volcanic. All are connected geologically, tied together with the tectonics of the Juan de Fuca plate, which is actively subducting under North America from the ocean floor off of the coast. Join Professor Scott Burns of Portland State University as he discusses the exciting geology of these parks. MEV361
Six Signs it’s a Scam
Dynamic Geology of the National Parks of the Pacific Northwest
Tuesday, March 7, 9-10:30 a.m. This is a presentation you can’t afford to miss. Financial fraud schemes have many common elements. Ellen M. Klem, director of consumer outreach and education from the Oregon Attorney General’s Office, discusses how to spot a scam and the latest frauds. She also teaches how to say “no,” hang up the phone, and shut the door. Klem’s mission is simple – to prevent financial harm to Oregonians, especially older adults.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30-8 p.m. The National Park Service just celebrated its centennial anniversary, and is an undeniable piece of the nation’s heritage. The United States has 59 parks, six of which are in the Pacific Northwest: Crater Lake,
For more information, call Member Events at 503-517-7265. Or to register call At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or visit theMAC. com. WM
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Harmonizing During the Holidays The Balladeers mens singing group and its director, Dr. Scott Tuomi, are looking forward to sharing familiar and antique music pieces inside and outside the club this holiday season. First comes the MAC Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 1, during which the Balladeers will participate in a variety of activities, including the traditional MAC tree lighting and sing-along. Reprising the now-legendary 2015 Balladeers Christmas Concert in Pioneer Square, the Balladeers are singing there again this year from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. What’s the legend of last year’s concert in Pioneer Square? While an unbelievably heavy rain pounded down around the men, the Balladeers and their audience were sheltered under an open tent. But spirits could not be dampened, and they had a fabulous view of the square’s Christmas tree through the tent’s transparent roof. Come join in the square this year – it’s rumored they might even stage a flash mob event on the MAX train ride from the club! Later in the month, on Thursday, Dec. 15, they take their Balladeers brand of
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The Balladeers belt out holiday favorites during the annual Open House and tree lighting at MAC on Thursday, Dec. 1. holiday cheer to the residents of Holladay Park Plaza. What’s next in the new year? Watch this space in the January Winged M to learn about the coming events of … MANUARY! Male members interested in contributing to a moving musical experience should drop in on a Balladeers rehearsal at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays in the third-floor Activities Classroom. There are no auditions required.
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Evening Readers Return in January December is a month to enjoy the holiday season with loved ones and friends before
ACTIVITIES coming back refreshed and ready to read in 2017. The Evening Literary Group does not meet in December, but resumes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. The group meets every fourth Tuesday in a private dining room at 7 p.m. –Martha Godfrey Dixon
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Join us for an inquisitive and lip-smackinggood look at chocolate and what makes it so tempting and satisfying. With a menu featuring chocolate in many forms and presentations from some local Portland chocolatiers, save the date for a tasty and informative lunch presentation at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Look for more information in the January Winged M.
Sooner or Later, the Decorations Come Down Although not quite as glamorous a job as decorating, the Holiday Decorating Committee invites all members (and even those visiting nonmember guests) to help UN-Decorate the club Monday, Jan. 2, and Tuesday, Jan. 3. Volunteers ages 10 and older are invited to lend a hand between 9 a.m-4 p.m. Volunteer shifts are available between 9 a.m.-Noon, 1-4 p.m. or 9 a.m-4 p.m., but if participants only have an hour or two available, please sign up as well. Juniors must be accompanied by an adult if under age 13. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided for decorators each day. For more information or to volunteer, contact Mandy Beasley in Member Services at 503517-7272 or email email@example.com.
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Registration Opens Soon for January Dance Sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders are invited to enjoy the Winter White Out Junior Dance from 7-10 p.m.Friday, Jan. 6. Member registration opens one month before the dance at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Reservations must be made under the junior’s name or member number. Guest registration will be based on availability after the two-week, members-only registration period. The Junior Dance dress code, safety and dancing rules, as stated in the Junior Dance Agreement and Release of Liability, are
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ACTIVITIES Juniors Continued from page 33 strictly enforced. Parents are encouraged to review the Junior Dance Agreement with their juniors, specifically guest privileges at dances where guests are allowed. It is the responsibility of the member to share MAC expectations and club rules with their nonmember guests, including the dress code. For more information or to register, visit theMAC.com or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 ME402
Keep a Joyful Song in Your Heart The holiday season has begun for the MelloMacs! Joining voices once again with the Balladeers for the MAC annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. No matter the holiday, keeping a joyful song in one’s heart is the surest way to a smile. Also in December, the MelloMacs are again privileged to sing for the Children’s Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 17, and might even spy Santa!
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The MelloMacs get into the spirit with performances at the Children’s Holiday Party and Holiday Open House in December. The MelloMacs resume gathering at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in the third floor Activities Classroom, just down the hallway from the center elevator. Join us next year, and have a safe and prosperous new year, keeping a song in your heart! –Leon Drennan
Recognize Outstanding Junior or Teen Member The Member Events Committee and Multnomah Athletic Foundation seeks
nominations for outstanding juniors and teens for the Al Tauscher Junior and Teen Recognition Award. The Al Tauscher Teen and Junior Award is to recognize positive behavior among the teen and junior members of Multnomah Athletic Club, with an emphasis placed on overall participation in their school and community rather than singular excellence. Candidates must maintain a high gradepoint average in school and must participate in MAC social and athletic activities. Junior candidates must be enrolled in grades six through eight; teen candidates must be enrolled in grades nine through 12. This is a great opportunity to give positive reinforcement to the accomplishments of MAC’s outstanding younger members. Nomination forms are available on theMAC. com or in the Member Services Office. For more information, contact staff liaison Nicole Greider at 503-517-7270 or ngreider@ themac.com. Look for more details in the January Winged M.
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Ballroom dance instructors Bob and Nancy Laughland will be on hand to teach a few dances to those in attendance. Everyone is welcome, singles and couples. The cost to attend is $12 for members and $15 for guests. The cost includes live music, tea and cookies. A no-host wine bar will also be available.
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Monthly Trivia Nights Continue this Winter Looking for a great way to meet people? Adults 21 and over are invited to Trivia Night from 7-9 p.m on the second Monday of the month in front of the Sports Pub. Pre-formed teams of up to six are welcome, or sign up alone and we can pair you with a team – singles are welcome! Quizzical Empire Owner Molly Newman, who runs trivia nights throughout Portland, hosts the evening. Please ensure your entire team signs up upon registration. Drinks and food are available for purchase from the Sports Pub. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for guests, and registration opens one month prior to the event. MEV568, Jan. 9 MEV569, Feb. 13 MEV570, March 13
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Score great seats to watch Damian Lillard and the Blazers during three key matchups this season with the MAC VIP ticket program.
This Season, Give the Gift of VIP Secure some of the best seats to the biggest games this season with member VIP nights with the Trail Blazers. MAC members also receive special savings and interactive experiences. Along with tickets to the game, a select number of children have the opportunity to high-five players on their way to the court or join players for the National Anthem. Tickets are available in most seat levels, but prices and VIP experiences vary per game. VIP pregame experiences are limited and are available to the first families with children who contact Trail Blazers representative Lauren Oyadomari after purchasing their tickets (contact below). • Cleveland Cavaliers – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 featuring Anthem Buddies VIP Experience. Order deadline: Friday, Dec. 9
• Golden State Warriors – 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, featuring Anthem Buddies VIP Experience. Order deadline: Friday, Dec. 23 • New York Knicks – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, featuring Courtside Kids VIP Experience. Order deadline: Friday, Feb. 17 • Courtside Kids Experience: The first 20 children (age 14 and under) will high-five the Trail Blazers players as they enter the court for warm-ups. Requires arrival 30 minutes before game time. • Anthem Buddies Experience: The first 12 children will stand on the court next to a Trail Blazers player during the performance of the national anthem. Requires arrival 15 minutes before game time. • Order online: www.rosequarter.com/ macvip. Password: MACVIP To avoid transaction fees and to take advantage of MAC group pricing, reservations and payments are made directly to the Portland Trail Blazers. For more information contact Oyadomari at lauren.oyadomari@ trailblazers.com or 503-963-3957. WM
Ugly Holiday Sweater Get-together and Toy Drive MAC’s 20s and 30s hold an ugly sweater holiday get-together and benefit for the KGW Great Toy Drive from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 in the Reading Lounge. Over 120 local nonprofit organizations rely on the KGW Great Toy Drive each year to spread holiday cheer in Oregon and SW Washington. Bring an unwrapped toy for donation and dress to impress in your winter worst. Read more on page 15. MEV530 WM
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Barry Caplan and his daughter, Lisa Girard, each served on the Board of Trustees. They agreed it was a ‘bonding experience.’
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A Legacy of Leadership Over the decades, MAC has seen many Trustees who walked in the footsteps of a family members. A few of them shared their story of serving MAC.
arry Caplan and his daughter, Lisa Girard, used to attend MAC’s annual meetings every year for one reason: the food. But something happened while they were eating. They started to both get much more interested in how MAC worked and how they could play a role in determining its direction. Barry, who had already done a stint on the House Committee, went on to serve of the Property Committee and the Budget & Finance Committee, and was elected Treasurer of the Board of Trustees in 2004. Lisa became a Board member five years later, and served as secretary in 2011. ”It was a great bonding experience for us. We have friends in common we might not otherwise,” says Lisa, 46, who is in advertising and sales for KGW TV. Barry, a partner at Sussman Shank, agrees: “It gave us a commonality.” He and his daughter still go to the MAC’s annual meetings together every year. “We still love the wonderful meal,” he says. The MAC is a family-friendly club. There are fourth and fifth generations of MAC members whose relatives go back to the 19th Century, says MAC archivist George Vogt. It was only after MAC let in women in 1894 that the club started to grow more quickly, fueled by social events and activities. The rule allowing parents to pass on membership to their children has perpetuated the generational element. “There is strong loyalty as a result,” says Vogt. The Board of Trustees is no exception. Serving as a Trustee can require more hours a week than a full time job. The Board is charged with the enormous is task of overall management of the Club. The Board approves policies, procedures, rules or regulations concerning club activities, membership, property and any other club matters. Even as the meetings have shifted with the times, with preparation moving from requiring binders with hundreds of pages of paper documents to just an iPad, the passing of knowledge from one generation or one spouse to another has helped the process move more seamlessly. Julie Elkins, 58, and her husband, Dave Brezinski, 73, can attest to smoothing transitions. “When you first join the Board there’s a period of time taken up getting your sea legs, trying to figure out how it all works. I could help him with that and cut through some of that for him,” says Julie.
Leadership Legacy Here are some of the family legacies that have served on MAC’s Board of Trustees over the years. 2004
Barry Caplan, Treasurer
Lisa C. Girard, Secretary
Julie D. Elkins, Treasurer
Current Dave Brezinski 1994
Jeffrey M. Gudman, Treasurer
Michael A. Gudman, Treasurer
Lori Hesse, Treasurer
Jay L. Maxwell, Treasurer
M. Burke Rice, President
Milton W. Rice, President
James D. Pittman, Secretary
Karon M. Pittman, Secretary
George Spencer, President
A.C. Spencer, President
Stuart Bingham, Secretary
Selwyn Bingham, Jr., President
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Former Trustee Julie Elkins can tell husband Dave Brezinski she knows exactly what he’s going through. She served on the board starting in the late 1990s, serving as treasurer in 2000.
A Legacy of Leadership Continued from page 39 A litigation attorney, Julie served as Treasurer in 2000. Dave, who is a retired management consultant, is currently on the Board. Even though a lot of the information is confidential, Julie is able to give him perspective on the process of getting the work accomplished.
Now that Dave is on the Board, Julie gets to go to all the Board gatherings without having to join in on the inevitable discussion of issues or concerns. “I just get to have fun and eat and drink,” she says. Another plus for Julie: when Dave starts complaining about the stress he feels over Board-related situations, and he tells his
wife, “You have no idea what I am going through,” Julie can say, “Yes I do have an idea.” As Dave jokes, “She’s always making comments about how much harder it was for her back in the old days.” WM
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Club Scrapbook 1. From left, Rodrigo Breslin and Emmett Davis, and, from right, Scott Anderson and Heather Arndt-Anderson, gather around Tales and Trotters owner Aaron Silverman, purveyor of cured meats, at the MAC Farmers Market. 2. Also at the MAC Farmers Market, Wendy and Charles Matshek, right, sample meats displayed by Nicky USA owner Jeoff Latham and sales/events coordinator Bree Rostan. 3. Kent Roberts, Mary and Craig Ruble and Sara Roberts attend Farm to Fork, a culinary feast prepared by MAC Executive Chef Philippe Boulot and his team, using some of his favorite ingredients from the MAC Farmers Market. 4. Oregon artist Devin Field, left, shares a drink with arts subcommittee members Terry Lewis and Maynard Chambers at his reception in 26 Founders. Field, sculptor of MAC’s Hybrid Circle, discussed his sculpting process with members. 5. To commemorate Veterans Day, MAC veterans and interested nonveterans attended the MAC Veterans’ Recognition Breakfast. The event featured keynote speaker Cameron Smith, standing, second from left, director of Oregon State Department of Veterans’ Affairs. From left, seated, are Art James and Bud Lewis; and, standing, Dave Brezinski, Smith, David Lilly and Steven Easterday. 6. Also attending the Veterans Breakfast are, from left, seated, Tim Shields, Dick and Marilyn Portwood and Jeanne Newmark; and, standing, Elaine Savinar, Ibby Brooke, Irene and Ted Whitney and Herb Black. 7. Paul Murphy, assisted by collections technician Luz Miranda, donates blood during MAC’s annual Civil War Blood Drive. During the two-day drive, the Red Cross collected 125 units of life-saving blood from MAC members and staff. The Ducks won the competition. 8. At the Culture and Style luncheon Determining the Value of an Important Gemstone, members learned about colored gemstones from Chicago-based gemstone expert and estate jewelry wholesaler John Buechner. From left are Davia Rubenstein, Elena Buller, Coleen Jamison, Buechner, Portland jeweler Judith Arnell and Paula Carney. TONY ROBERTS
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Halloween Family Friday Family Fridays and the Family Events Committee teamed up to present a gigantic Mad Science-themed Halloween event. Families enjoyed games, activities, crafts and entertainment, inflatables and a Tiny Tots playground. Everyone was encouraged to dress up for the costume fashion show. An expanded concessions buffet provided food for all and a bar with spooky drinks kept parents’ spirits high. PHOTOS BY TIM GUNTHER
9. Apollo and Indiana Hughes, Ruby Weinstein and Xavi Arancibia 10. Ingrid, Kristen and Emilia Antezana 11. Will, Krystyna and Ellie Davis 12. Ryan, Stephanie, Mitch and Kelsey Freed 13. Illia Yamin and Cosette Milla
’70s/’80s Dance Party The Social Activities threw a party for anyone who’s ever wanted to celebrate the fashions, fads and flair of the ’70s and ’80s. Adult members broke out the hair spray, leisure suits and sideburns, and grooved, hustled and moonwalked to great music from the two epic decades. In addition, the party featured the Candy Bar, Style Salon and Rubik’s Cube Contest. PHOTOS BY TIM GUNTHER
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HOLIDAYS at MAC
Celebrate the holidays at MAC with family-oriented socials and activities to burn off extra holiday calories and excess energy for children on break from school.
HOLIDAYS at MAC The Giving Tree
Wednesday, Nov. 30 For many years, MAC members’ generosity has meant a Christmas gift for thousands of children who otherwise might not receive anything. New this year, the 20s/30s Committee partners with Member Events and four local non-profits to sponsor the annual MAC Giving Tree. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 30, select a tag and return a gift no later than Wednesday, Dec. 14. The gifts are child-specific, so members are sharing both in the spirit of the season and in a special child’s delight.
ongoing from 4-8 p.m., and at 6:15 p.m. the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place. Activities include gingerbread house decorating (registration required), caroling, shopping at Mporium, cookies and hot chocolate, a holiday balloon artist, and musical entertainment from the Balladeers, MelloMacs and more. With lots of lights, great music and fellow members, this is a can’t-miss holiday event. No registration required.
Gingerbread House Decorating
4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 CE101 and CE102
Families may decorate pre-constructed gingerbread houses at 4:30 or 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom and enjoy musical entertainment throughout the evening. Registration is required for gingerbread making. Kits are $25 each until Sunday, Nov. 27. After that, prices increase by $5 per kit.
Prime Rib and Gingerbread Buffet
Select a tag from the tree and bring in unwrapped gifts by Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Holiday Open House
4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Don’t miss one of the most magical evenings of the year at MAC. This year, the Holiday Decorating Committee has focused on the 125th Anniversary of MAC through their theme, 125 Years of Holiday Magic, and invites members to spend the evening at the club in a fun-filled atmosphere. Festivities are
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5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Enjoy a family friendly Prime Rib and Gingerbread Buffet in 26 Founders during the Holiday Open House. The cost is $43 for adults; $16 for children ages 5 to 12; and free for children ages 4 and younger. The cost is inclusive.Questions? Call At Your Service at 503-517-7235. FB649
MAC 125 Tennis Marathon
6 p.m. Friday Dec. 12, through 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Sign up and play on a team for 25 hours of continuous tennis. Event begins at 6 p.m. Friday,
MAC Tennis celebrates the end of the year on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Dec. 12, and ends at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The event is open to all MAC members.
Tennis Holiday Smash
6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 End-of-year party celebrating tennis players and teams. To register, contact Robin Franklin at 503-517-7561.
Mother Daughter Tea
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 MEV446
A holiday high tea takes place in the Men’s Bar as a special holiday celebration. Enjoy a menu by Executive Chef Philippe Boulot for both mothers and daughters. This event is open for members and their daughters or granddaughters. The suggested age is 4 and older. The cost is $40 for adults and Continued on page 48
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Holiday Fashion Show
11:15 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 ME609-ME611
The 2016 Holiday Fashion Show features retailers including Anthropologie and local boutiques COLLIER, EcoVibe, FlairWalk, Garnish, Layneau Collection (at Cocoon Silk), MPorium, Popina, Swimwear, Sabina’s Style, and Xtabay. Please note: A one-month cancellation policy applies to this event. The last day to cancel is Monday, Nov. 7.
everyone. For more information or to register, call 503-517-7539.
Winter Seasonals Beer Dinner
5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 The Sports Pub’s beer tasting and pairing dinners feature different breweries, every third Thursday of each month. Sous Chef Deanna Bascom designs a special a la carte menu, available from 5-9 p.m., to pair with the chosen beers. The evening includes tastings of select brews, and each entree includes a pint of beer. Entrees start at $15. Reservations are not accepted. For more information, call 503517-6690. Receive free child care while you attend the dinner. Child Care reservations are required, so call 503-517-7215 to reserve your child’s spot.
Ugly Sweater, Beautiful Heart – A 20s/30s Holiday Get Together and Toy Drive
7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15
Early Birds Christmas Breakfast
6:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16 The Early Birds gather in the Ballroom for this annual event, which includes a delicious breakfast, holiday music sung by MAC Balladeers, and the recognition of Mr. and Ms. Early Bird. No registration required.
Holiday Movie Family Fridays
6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 At this special holiday-themed Family Friday, families can watch a holiday movie, decorate holiday ornaments, and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. Children can also participate in the usual Family Friday activities, including inflatables and the Indoor Rock Wall. Take part in arts and crafts, and games based on your favorite holiday classic movies. Family Fridays are always free to MAC members and their families. Guests are also welcome; the fee is $14 per person. Come join in the fun!
Finish up some holiday shopping and enjoys some treats with the Early Birds at Williams-Sonoma Friday, Dec. 9.
Early Birds Williams-Sonoma
5:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 Join the Early Birds for early morning shopping and treats at Williams-Sonoma. Participants receive a 20% discount on most purchases at this event. Purchases may be delivered to MAC for pickup. No registration required.
Lights and Lobbies Walk
20s/30s are making spirits bright at their third annual holiday get together. This year’s event is filled with child like fun as we celebrate the reason for the season with a toy drive to benefit the 2016 KGW Great Toy Drive. Over 120 local nonprofit organizations rely on the KGW Great Toy Drive each year to spread holiday cheer. Bring an unwrapped toy for donation and dress to impress in your winter worst on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Reading Lounge. Grab your friends and hop in the holiday photobooth, decorate a seasonal sugar cookie, or just relax by the fireplace while sipping a spiked eggnog. Each toy donated earns a ticket in the raffle for festive favors throughout the night, and the sweater that hurts the most eyes will win a fun prize. The cost is $22 and includes light snacks, hosted cocktail and holiday swag.
Take part in arts, crafts and games at the Holiday Movie Family Fridays.
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9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17
6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14
This annual event welcomes handball players from across the Northwest and California. Players gather for this annual exchange for challenge, food and fun. Players of all levels are welcome.
Set the alarm, and take an early morning stroll during the annual Lights and Lobbies Walk through downtown Portland; view the decorations and light displays of local hotels and businesses. Leave the Turnaround at 6 a.m. and follow a threemile circuitous route that passes quickly through some of the best displays in the city. Return to MAC for coffee and fresh cinnamon rolls from 7:30-8:30 a.m., compliments of the Walking and Hiking Committee. There is no fee to participate, but registration ensures adequate refreshments for
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Children’s Holiday Party
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 17 MEV441
Contribute toys to the KGW Great Toy Drive at the 20s/30s holiday get together.
This year, you’ll be “Dashing through the Snow” at the annual Children’s Holiday Party in the Ballroom. Santa is on site for professional pictures for an additional price. Create crafts, enjoy musical
What if healthcare was more like a club membership? Ride the train in the Turnaround during the Children’s Holiday Party. entertainment, and play holiday games to celebrate the season. Socialize with fellow MAC families and enjoy a morning full of activities. All aboard the train in the Turnaround where hot chocolate topped with marshmallows is served. Parents can enjoy a no-host bar with mimosas and Bloody Marys. This event is complimentary for members. No guests, please. Registration is required.
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Be part of the MAC tradition and join friends and family for an elaborate Holiday Brunch Buffet that coincides with the Children’s Holiday Party. The cost is $30 for adults; $15 for children ages 5-11; and free for children age 4 and younger. The cost is inclusive. For more information, call At Your Service at 503-517-7235. Reservations are required.
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HOLIDAYS at MAC Continued from page 49 exploring the Oregon Coast, depending on weather and access. This camp is a fun-filled week of snowball fights and adventure! Participants should be prepared for a physically strenuous week in a diverse range of climate and weather conditions. The cost is $275 for members and $330 for guests.
Holiday Climbing Camp
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 30 OCA21-OCA25 and OCA031-OCA034
Climbing camp offers a great opportunity for children (ages 6 to 13) of all skill levels who love adventure sports to stay active during the winter break. Participants rotate through a variety of activities, including climbing, knot-tying, team-building games, scavenger hunts and more. The cost is $60 for members and $72 for guests, and includes lunch.
For more information, contact Kellie Halkinrude at 503-517-7575 or KHalkinrude@themac.com.
Holiday Dance Camp
1-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, through Wednesday, Dec. 21 DAN914
Company dancers, supervised by MAC Dance staff, lead classes for children ages 6 and older in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap in Studio Three. The camp culminates with a brief in-studio demonstration. Ballet or jazz shoes are required.
Holiday Gymnastics Camps
2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 30 GYC011 and GYC012
Recreational gymnasts from Kinder through Advanced are split into age/level appropriate groups.
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Children learn basic skills at the Holiday Gymnastics Camp. They learn basic gymnastic skills, such as rolls, handstands and cartwheels on the floor, various walks, jumps and balance moves on the beam, swinging and circling moves on the bars, jumping on the trampoline and into the foam pit, play traditional gymnastics camp games and much more.
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CINNAMON BEAR Cruise
Take an enchanting two hour cruise with Cinnamon Bear & Friends
Nov 26 - Dec 27
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For the ultimate anniversary
Children experience various activities at My MAC Playschool Winter Break Camps.
My MAC Playschool Winter Break Camps
9-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 30 YPC011 and YPC012
Children (ages 2½ to 5) experience a world of exploration in camps that continue children’s preschool learning during winter break. Camp includes activities such as arts and crafts, music, movement, and group games. Camps are taught by My MAC Playschool staff. An optional lunch hour is available from 11 a.m.-noon for $6. For more information, contact Playschool Supervisor Jenny Robinett at 503-517-7217 or JRobinett@themac. com. The cost is $100.
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MAC Holiday Day Camps
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 30 YPC041-YPC045 and YPC051-YPC054
MAC offers youth (ages 5 to 13) holiday day camps throughout the year during certain Portland Public Schools holidays and in-service days. Day camps offer activities such as basketball, soccer, floor hockey, dodgeball, wiffle ball, XBox, board games and an art table. Lunch is provided and swimming is offered if there are enough participants. For more information, contact Mike Donovan at 503-517-7578 or MDonovan@themac.com. The cost is $77 for members and $93 for guests.
Frozen Dance Camp
1-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 and Thursday, Dec. 29 DAN916 and DAN917
Young dancers, ages 4 and 5, play their favorite characters from the famous Disney film, while dancing to the soundtrack, participating in a tea party (bring your own snack), making crafts, and more. Costumes encouraged! Camp is held in Studio Three. Continued on page 54
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HOL I DAY GIF T GU IDE Tinted Primer The best complexion enhancer for women who don’t like the appearance of makeup. The primer has an SPF of 20 and hydrates as it enhances your complexion. Comes in six shades. Pat Warren’s Fashion and Beauty 503-880-0180 3651 SW 52nd Place Portland, Oregon
Meals on Wheels People Delivers! Artisan popcorn delivered nationwide for the holidays. Three yummy flavors available in bags or tins. One gallon bag $18.95. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels People. Meals on Wheels People 503-953-8127 mealsonwheelspeople.org/popcorn
Hand-crafted lampshades in decorative colors and materials, and all shapes and sizes. Use your imagination! Bring in your lamps for a custom-fit shade or to recover your existing frame. $59.95
34-inch, 14K Italian yellow-gold necklace with semi precious stones, $1,320. Matching 8-inch bracelet, $816. Earrings, $642.
Rainbow Lampshade 503-289-4058 rainbowlampshadeshop.com
Larry & Co. 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1790 503-766-3176 Larryandco.com
Stunning 14 karat yellow gold and diamonds Priced from $690 - $900. Mention your MAC membership and receive 10% off all jewelry. Visit the downtown boutique and meet MAC members David & Ronnie Malka
Give the gift of health. AIM Health offers membership for better healthcare. Buy one month of membership get the second free. 24/7 access to your doctor. Take care of mom. Take care of you. Try it today.
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry 529 SW 3rd Ave., Portland 503.222.5205 www.malkadiamonds.com
AIM Health 18603 Willamette Dr., West Linn 503-908-1590 aimhealthnw.com
This holiday season, enjoy Afternoon Tea featuring classic and custom blends by Smith Teamaker, cocktails crafted by Bull in China, and delectable tea sandwiches, English scones, and desserts by Gracie’s. Traditional, proper afternoon tea. Portland style.
Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2016, KYBOE! watches are creative and stylish designs inspired by the vibrant and colorful tulip fields of the Netherlands. Perfect statement pieces for your work hard, play hard lifestyle! $190-$270
Hotel deLuxe 503-820-2063 afternoonpdx.com
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Judith Arnell Jewelers 507 SW Broadway, Portland 503-227-3437 email@example.com
HOLIDAY G I F T G U I D E Hand-knotted Gabbehs
Add joy and beauty to their home by gifting an heirloom wool rug. Assorted colors and sizes.
18k yellow gold and diamond ring by Gumuchian from the Nutmeg Collection $5,800
Christiane Millinger Handmade Rugs 2037 NW Lovejoy, Portland 971-444-2440 christianemillinger.com
Packouz Jewelers 522 SW Broadway 503.228.3111 packouzjewelers.com
Silver pearls, $500. Grey pearls, $650. Golden pearls, $1,275. The perfect stocking stuffer!
Assorted candles from Illume, Simpatico and Rosy Rings.
David Frank Jewelry Located in Lake Oswego 503-222-2034 DavidFrankJewelry.com
Mporium 503-517-7290 Store hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cinnamon Bear Book
This beautifully illustrated book is a retelling of the popular 1937 Cinnamon Bear radio program, now celebrated every year aboard the Portland Spirit Cinnamon Bear Cruise, and signed by Cinnamon Bear and Queen Melissa.
Whether you’re surrounded by yoga junkies, CrossFit devotees, or trihards, we have the perfect presents for all of your favorite fitness nuts. Take on the holidays with gifts like Sponge Balls, Slam Balls, Kettlebells, Tiger Tails, Plyo Boxes, or Rumble Rollers.
Portland Spirit 800-224-3901 giftshop.portlandspirit.com
Exercise Equipment Northwest 503-286-7292 exerciseequipmentnw.com
18-inch, 14K Italian yellow-gold necklace, $5,400. Matching bracelet, $2,500.
Beautiful, timeless photography in black and white and color; modern, yet ageless. Specializing in babies, children, high school seniors and “not-so-corporate” head shots.
Larry & Co. 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1790 503-766-3176 Larryandco.com
Kelly Dulcich Photos 239 NW 13th, Suite 211, Portland OR 97209 503-880-3429 kelleydulcichphotos.com
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HOLIDAYS at MAC New Year’s Eve in the Men’s Bar
Continued from page 51
Holiday Ski Camp
Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 30 OSK011
The Holiday Ski Camp setting is ideal for skiers of all ability levels looking to improve their skills and get a taste of ski racing. Skiers who are new to racing are divided into groups of their peers with similar ability levels to work on broad-based skill development through directed free skiing and drill progressions. The older experienced athletes work on advanced progressions and running race courses, which give the new campers a chance to rub shoulders with some of the best athletes in the Pacific Northwest. Holiday Ski Camp is used as the evaluation period for new skiers hoping to continue with the MAC Alpine Ski Team in one of its full winter programs. The cost is $260. For more information, see page 56 or contact Justin Rackley at JRackley@themac.com.
Until 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 Starting Jan. 1, 2017 the Men’s Bar changes it’s name to 1891. Come ring in the new year at this final Men’s Bar celebration! Call 503-517-6630, to make reservations.
Family New Year’s Eve Party: Lights, Camera, Party
6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 MEV590
Get ready to strut the red carpet into the new year as families celebrate Hollywood-style. A little glitz, a little glam, and whole lot of fun! The evening features Alex Zerbe, renowned master of physical comedy, juggling and magic. A family-friendly buffet begins at 6 p.m., followed by a DJ who takes requests, and an East Coast midnight countdown and toast. Children also can participate in party games, sparkly crafts and starstruck activities.
Families celebrate Hollywood-style at the Family New Year’s Eve Party. Register early to sit in the Ballroom. 26 Founders is reserved for overflow seating. The member cost is $50 per person, children $35 ($60/$40 guests). Children ages 3 and younger are free. A no-host bar is available. For more information, call At Your Service at 503-517-7235. WM
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The Deeper You Dive, The Cooler it Gets The Oregon Zoo is more than a place. It is an experience where eyes open. Curiosity flourishes. Minds expand.
Your gift to the Oregon Zoo Foundation also expands minds â€“ of biologists and scientists around the world â€“ by helping fund valuable conservation research and animal welfare activities at the Oregon Zoo. For example, our donors supported a swim flume for Tasul the polar bear that gathered valuable metabolic data and enabled biologists to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of global warming on polar bears in the wild.
Make your tax-deductible gifts now at oregonzoo.org/support, or call 503-914-6029 for gifts of securities or other assets.
From the Archives Tommy Moyer (1919 â€“ 2014) was the 1941 AAU National Champion at 135 pounds. He was undefeated as a welterweight in 22 professional bouts, and won 145 of his 156 amateur fights as a lightweight. He narrowly lost to Sugar Ray Robinson in a qualifying fight for the 1940 Olympics (never held due to World War II). During the war, Moyer served in the Army in the Pacific theater. After the war he became a successful entrepreneur and real estate developer, and a generous philanthropist. Moyer, an honorary life member at the MAC, was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
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Middle School Open House: January 11, 6:30 pm Lower School Open House: January 20, 9:00 am Kids come in all shapes and sizes, from different backgrounds, with various interests and individual strengths. What they all have in common is the need for a school as unique as they are. At the French American International School, your kids will experience a proven program of student-centered, inquiry-based academics, unparalleled language immersion arts, music, PE, and a nature trailâ€”all set on our beautiful 15-acre campus. 8500 NW Johnson Street | Portland, OR 97229-6780 USA | www.faispdx.org Winged M full page December 2016.indd 1
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Shorter Days, Longer Poses With shorter days and the holidays around the corner, it is a great time to turn inward and explore Yin yoga.
s opposed to yang, or more active forms of yoga, Yin is a slowpaced, passive yoga practice. Postures, or asanas, are generally supported by the floor or with props and held for long periods of time with muscles relaxed. For beginners, a hold may be for a minute or two. Advanced practitioners may stay in one pose for five minutes or more. Yin began in the West in the late 1970s. Founded by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink, Yin is now taught across North America and in Europe, due in large part to the teaching of Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. A great compliment to any form of highly active and rhythmic exercise, Yin poses apply moderate stress to the tough and fibrous connective tissue in the body – the tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. This improved circulation and flexibility is very important for overall health, and over time, gives the body a greater sense of ease and lightness. Yin yoga is also a great preparation for meditation, as it aims to calm the body and mind and cultivate a quiet inner awareness.
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So now is the time – with loose fitting clothes and plenty of blankets, and bolsters, to explore the profound benefits of Yin yoga. Yin Yoga is offered Tuesdays at 7 a.m., and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. with Kimmie Brunke. Namaste.
Winter Solstice The winter solstice is a special day celebrated by many cultures because it marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Yoga studios across the world gather on the solstice to honor the season. Yogis typically do 108 sun salutations. Surya Namaskar, the sun salutation, is a series of 12 postures performed in a single, graceful flow. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. The Sun Salutation builds strength and increases flexibility. Different styles of yoga perform the sun salutation with their own variations. The 108 ritual is performed four times a year, with the start of each season, to acknowledge the changing world around us. It usually takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Join MAC yoga for this very special event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. All levels are welcome. Modifications will be offered. We encourage you to stay for the full class. Snacks and beverages will be served following the event. WM
ACUPUNCTURE: A UNIQUE FORM OF TREATMENT
fter my summer article on cupping, I received several questions about acupuncture. What exactly is acupuncture? It is not easy to sum it up in 300 words, but I’ll try. Although acupuncture has only been popular in the U.S. over the last 40 years, China has been using it as a treatment protocol for many ailments over the last 2,500 years. There is no scientific consensus on the mode of action behind acupuncture, but the philosophy is that the insertion of needles at certain points alters energy flow in the body, called Qi. Chinese medicine believes the body is full of Qi, and balancing and influencing Qi allows the body to heal. Medically, it is thought that the needles hit certain sensory receptors that tell the brain to release neurotransmitters and endorphins that induces relaxation, feelings of well-being, and pain relief. Needles are placed in specific locations (generally along meridians or energy expressways) and are inserted at depths, which depend on the person’s size, area treated and the reason for treatment. Since the needles are usually inserted only one-qurter to one
inch deep and are paper thin, patients generally feel nothing or a slight discomfort, which can be compared to a tingling, cramping, heaviness or warmth. There are several different forms of acupuncture that are currently being used throughout the world. Electroacupuncture is the application of a small electrical current clipped to the inserted needle. Moxa is another form that involves the use of heat. The most common form in the U.S. uses a needle wrapped in a mugwort that is then burned. Trigger point acupuncture, also known as dry needling (or sports acupuncture and myofascial acupuncture), is the insertion of acupuncture needles into trigger
points or muscle knots. This form of acupuncture is very different, since the needles are intended for direct pain therapy and are not necessarily applied to meridians (channels of Qi). The general belief is that needles inserted into trigger points causes a muscle twitch that then desensitizes the nerves and breaks the cycle of pain. As with a lot of alternative practices, there can be much debate on the efficacy and safety. I encourage everyone to do their own research, reach out to other professionals, and make your own educated decisions on what is best for you. Dr. Lindsey Nelson is the naturopath at MAC. Learn more at drlindseynelson.com.
MOVE OF THE MONTH MAC’s personal trainers bring members a move of the month in each Winged M. This month, personal trainer Nicholas Trubachik demonstrates a burpee with shoulder. Trubachik was recently inducted into the Portalnd State University Hall of Fame. He was the school’s NCAA Division I All-American, and competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the decathlon. Visit theMAC.com to see a video of the move with an additional progression, and see page 22 of MAC’s personal training team.
1. Start from a plank plosition with both hands on a dumbells. Be sure your back is straight.
2. Step one foot forward at a time, bringing the knees outside of the elbows, and drop your hips.
3. Rise to a standing position and raise the dumbells toward the ceiling, then reverse the move to return to your starting position. WM DECEMBER 2016
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125th Anniversary December Events Holiday Fashion Show, Tuesday Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 Winter Solstice Yoga Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 125 minutes of Yoga Family New Year’s Party, Saturday Dec. 31 – Participants are given time capsules to create at the event highlighting MAC Moments in Time
MAC Volunteer Heroes by Kirsten Leonard, MACREACH A recent evening was spent in the company of fellow House Committee members and other MAC volunteers, all in support of the Sunshine Division and their many fine projects. The House Committee, showing supreme humor, selected this project because of its connection to the Portland Police Department (House is, perhaps, the MAC police). The group was “hosted” by MAC legend Bud Lewis, who has spent 54 years on the board of this local institution. Half the group sorted food donations, creating food boxes for distribution in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Others,
Members of the House Committee join other MAC volunteers helping the Sunshine Division. MAC member Bud Lewis, sitting, “hosted the group.”
including the author, created hundreds of gift bags to be handed out during Winter Wonderland, held Nov. 25 through Dec. 25 at the Portland International Raceway. Please consider attending, as this fundraiser supports many programs of the Sunshine Division. Laughter and smiles prevailed, and the two hours flew by. This project accomplished the MACREACH mission: Good work happened while MAC members grew to know each other better. We hope to see you at a project very soon!
Know of a MAC volunteer hero? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
125TH ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS SILVER
BRONZE Coca-Cola • Ferguson Wellman Capital Management • Maletis Beverage • Moss Adams • Pacific Seafood Group Phillips & Company • Peter Richter, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn • Sunset Audi • Tonkon Torp LLP • Woodruff-Sawyer Oregon
Members who donated $1,000 to support 125th Anniversary events and activities • Scott & Linda Andrews • Kim & John Bradley • Stan Baumhofer • Brown Bottle Society • Diana & George Callaway • Maynard Chambers • Robin & John Costic • Doug & Paula Dawley • Jamie Daigle
• Sarita Dua • Anne Victoria Duden • Richard Horswell • In memory of Cornelia P. Flynn • Skip & Patsy Frank • MacGregor Hall • Stu Hall • F. Robert “Bob” Hedges
• John Herman • Nancy & John Herpers • Honoring David Horstkotte’s year at MAC • William Jones, III • McAlpin Award Recipients • Win McCormack • Men of the Board
• Marlis Miller & Dennis Thompson • Robert L. Moir • Roscoe Nelson III • Kandis & Bob Nunn • James Perkins • Julie Reiersgaard • Randi Reiten • Sarah & Chris Remy
• M. Burke Rice • Jordan Schnitzer • George Spencer • Trustee/anonymous • Victor Petroff • Women of the Board
Contact John Herman, MAC125th@theMAC.com for sponsorship opportunities. See the At Your Service desk for a Club 125 underwriters form.
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Avoid the Lines with Midweek Ski Bus ➤ Take a midweek jaunt from MAC to Mount Hood Meadows on a chartered ski bus every Thursday in January and February. Members may purchase fourweek packages for January or February in advance to guarantee a seat on the bus. Walk-on riders must purchase a spot on the bus online at www.skihood.com/ parkandride. For more information, contact Susie Niedermeyer Neighbors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Town, Two Trips: Winter Fun in Sun Valley A January trip is for adults while the Spring Break trip in March is great option for families
he Mt. Hood Gang invites MAC members to renew old memories or build new ones in Sun Valley. Native Americans knew it as Magic Valley, a place of healing. There is something for everyone. Sun Valley has wonderful skiing, cross country trails, snow shoeing, shopping, and relaxing by the fire or in outdoor heated pools. This is an adult trip. A welcoming party is provided by Sun Valley with three gatherings before dinner at the Harriman Cottage. Optional activities include a dinner at Galena Lodge on Wednesday and lunch at the Round House on Friday. Non skiers can ride the gondola to lunch. The gracious Sun Valley staff does a fantastic job of making your visit a grand experience. The trip was established by MAC’s B Mary Inkster, now lead by her son Jim. Google MT. Hood Gang for detailed information. –Sue Rimkeit
Family Friendly Trip What do winter, world class skiing, snowboarding, Nordic touring, skate skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, outdoor swimming, indoor bowling, sleigh rides and culinary excellence have in common? Sun Valley, Idaho – where each member of your party can find an adventure. Join members and their families for the annual Spring Break trip to Sun Valley. This year’s trip runs Saturday, March 25 through Saturday, April 1. Contact Outdoor Manager Chad Failla at email@example.com or 503-517-7574 for more information. WM
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Sunday Ski Bus Perfect for Families ➤ For four consecutive weeks in February, head to Mt. Hood Meadows with family and friends with ease. The Sunday Ski Program offers something for everyone, from kids to adults. Choose between The Sno-Blaster Program for children in first through eighth grades, lessons, or just ride the bus. Contact Outdoor Manager Chad Failla at cfailla@ themac.com or 503-517-7574 for more information.
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Reduce Stress, Sleep Better with New Massage Relax, sleep better and improve mental clarity with Shirodhara head message
re you so stressed that you forget important details? You can begin to reduce stress, increase your mental clarity, and improve sleep in just a one-hour session with a new treatment available at the club. MAC Massage is proud to introduce Shirodhara head massage technique – a part of Ayurveda, which is a 5,000 year-old system of natural healing. Additional benefits of Shirodhara treatment are: • Effectively treats chronic headaches • Reduces anxiety • Promotes deep relaxation • Releases negative emotions • Nourishes scalp and hair Massage therapist Nadia Sokolova, a 25-year employee who is passionate about her work, traveled to Seattle every month for two years to study Ayurveda and improve her skills to better serve her clients. “We are living in busy, stressful world. To take time to relax and rejuvenate your body and your mind is so important. I’m delighted to share my skills and knowledge of Ayurveda with MAC members,” Sokolova says. Ayurveda is a science of life and translates to Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge. It offers wisdom to help people stay vital by providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and proper use of our senses. Ayurveda reminds us that
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health is the balanced integration between our environment and body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda treats the person as whole – the body, mind and soul. Shirodhara (shiro = head, dhara = flow) is an Ayurvedic head massage technique that involves the dripping of a slow stream of warm oil onto the forehead. This is the point just above and between the eyebrows and is said to be the seat of human consciousness. The oil flows over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful sensation.
You can begin to reduce stress, increase your mental clarity, and improve sleep in just a one-hour session with a new treatment available at the club. As the oil flows onto the forehead, it is said to have a balancing effect on the deepest recesses of the brain, while stimulating the endocrine systems, pituitary and pineal glands. The procedure also helps to synchronize alpha brain waves, enhance blood circulation to the brain, improve mental clarity and release deeply trapped emotions. Members can take advantage of an introductory special this month for only $95 that includes a 30-minute Shinodhara treatment followed by a 30-minute body massage. Make an appointment today by calling 503-517-7235. WM
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Circuit Class Offers Full-body Workout Get toned while increasing cardiovascular fitness with this fun and challenging workout
oes your New Year’s resolution involve ramping up your cardio while toning core muscles? Kick it up a notch in January with a Pilates circuit class that will do just that. Pilates is an exercise system focused on strength and flexibility, particularly of the core muscles. When brought into a circuit format, it becomes an interval training that will tone muscles while boosting cardiovascular endurance. Circuit training seems to be a bit of a buzzword in the fitness world these days. Many fitness modalities have adopted the term and have created workouts within their brand that adhere to the idea of a circuit-type workout. But what exactly is circuit training? By definition, it is a form of body conditioning or resistance training using high-intensity aerobics. It targets strength building and muscular endurance. An exercise “circuit” is one completion of a series of exercises in a program. One could say that the Pilates system created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s was one of the original circuit-training workouts. He created a variety of apparatus: Reformer, Trapeze Table, Arm Chair, Wunda Chair and Guillotine, to name a few. These pieces of equipment were designed to take the participant through a series of 30 to 40 exercises over the course of an hour and work the entire body. The system also was designed to flow and include the transitions as part of the workout, creating a cardiovascular challenge when done correctly. Pilates then created the Mat system which is widely known to be much more challenging in some ways than the system done on the apparatus. The typical studio class is done on the Reformer, a machine resembling a bed frame with a sliding carriage that provides resistance through springs. Here at MAC, our Pilates studio features
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equipment from both STOTT and Balanced Body, and members have the opportunity to fully embrace and learn the full system on a variety of pieces of equipment. In addition to Reformers, other equipment featured in the studio includes Ladder Barrel, Stability Chair and Core Align. A true circuit-style workout on the apparatus is sure to challenge you and offer you a new appreciation for the exercises and how they can benefit you regardless of your fitness level. “I love Pilates circuit classes because they build strength, flexibility and increase my heart rate, since it moves at a quick pace,” said Jessica Russell, a member and longtime Pilates practitioner. “I love that we have the opportunity to use more equipment than just the Reformer.” Russell’s favorite piece of equipment in the Pilates room is the chair because it is surprisingly challenging while providing new and different feedback. She says the exercises often look simple, but require core stabilization and balance that make them much harder than they appear. “The chair is a versatile piece of equipment that offers exercises to deeply strengthen and stretch a number of muscles groups while simultaneously balancing and working your smaller, less-often-used stabilizer muscles,” Russell said. Even the most seasoned Pilates participant can benefit from the circuit class as it can help the member shift neuromuscular patterns and bring a fresh take to your regular Reformer or Mat class. Shifting movement patterns can wake up different muscles and give them a new challenge. For new Pilates students, MAC instructors are ready to help make members feel comfortable trying new equipment. If you are looking to spice up your workouts a bit, instructor Mandee Pearson’s new year’s offering might be just the thing to kick-start your workout regime. WM
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The Multnomah Athletic Foundationâ€™s Impact Award recognizes the positive impact of a nonprofit organization through its support of youth, athletic participation and community collaboration. The annual Impact Award is presented to one of our community grant partners in the Portland metropolitan area. The Rose City Rollers Junior programs empower young women ages 9-17 through participation in flat track roller derby. The Rose Petal and Rosebud groups foster a MultnomahAthleticFoundation.com team environment that enables skaters to express uniqueness and individuality via a non-traditional sport. Roller derby provides a supportive community where differences are celebrated, commitment to improvement is encouraged, and being your unique self is valued. Along with a lot of physical activity the program assists young women with fostering a healthy mind and a healthy body. Learn more about the Impact Award and the Rose City Rollers at www.MultnomahAthleticFoundation.com
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Event Raises Money for Charity The MAC basketball community and friends got together for the Second Annual Basketball Texas Hold ‘Em event in August. Players battled to take home a portion of the $6,000 in prizes, which included golf packages, Nike shoe packages, Blazers, Timbers and University of Portland tickets, and more. Wild Bill’s provided great instruction and professional dealers helping make the event a resounding success. The evening came to a crescendo as eliminated players gathered around the table to cheer the final 10. Greg Laybourn took home the championship over Frank Goulard, while Nate Knutson finished in third place for the second year in a row. The top 10 places were paid out. The defending champion Erik Daily finished ninth. The Basketball Committee used a portion of the 2015 tournament proceeds to send kids from The Boys & Girls Club to the Trailblazers Alumni Basketball Camp that was held in August. Thanks for all the players and donors that make this happen. We hope to make this part of the event a long-standing tradition. Special thanks go out to famed artist and Golden Masters member Michael Schlicting, who donated his original painting valued at $1,400. Thanks also goes to Mark Carver of 10 Barrel Brewing, Stoller Vineyards, Nike, Irving St. Kitchen, Scott Dougherty of Dougherty Dental, Brian Currier of Morgan Stanley, Eric Heinle, Mark Hesse, Doc Phillips, Doug Nichols of tru Independence, Terry Porter, Jim DeWeese of Massage Envy , John Bowen of Heron Lakes, Van Dekoning, Dan Baggett, Jeff Putney of Blackrock, and
Anticipation of our spring recitals is the most exciting time of year for MAC Dance. Participants begin preparation in January for these much-loved performances. The Mini-Recital, held on March 19 in the Grand Ballroom, features our youngest dancers, age 3-6. The Annual Recital, held at the Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland on June 11, features dancers age 6 and up performing every style the dance department has to offer, including jazz, musical theater, tap, hip hop, ballet, contemporary and breakdancing. Special performances include MAC Company, Junior Company, and Crew dancers. This recital is a wonderful and entertaining event for the entire family. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this magical experience. Register online, or for more information, contact the Dance office at x522 or JJackson@themac.com.
Enjoy the Annual Christmas Breakfast The Early Birds invite all early exercisers and their families to their traditional festive Christmas Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the Grand Ballroom. The celebration of the season features a breakfast buffet, a fashion show of Columbia Sportswear’s latest clothing designs, Columbia discount coupons, door prizes and recognition of Mr. and Ms. Early Bird 2016. The ceremonies conclude at about 7:30 a.m., so everyone can to get to work, school or Christmas shopping on time. The breakfast buffet, including gratuity, will be conveniently charged to members’ accounts, and offers eggs, bacon, sausage, cereals, muffins, fruits, juice, coffee, milk and tea. As in years past, the ballroom will be decorated with dozens of colorful toys donated by members for the children benefiting from the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Program. These toys, along with toiletries for the mothers and a check from the proceeds of the Early Bird Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, will be given to representatives from the YWCA at the breakfast. From late November until the evening before the Christmas Breakfast, the Early Continued on page 70
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ATHLETICS Early Birds Continued from page 68 Birds collect donations for those in the YWCA Domestic Violence Program. We need new unwrapped toys for children and toiletries and linens for moms. These items will be collected in a barrel at the Athletic Entrance. They also may be brought to the Christmas Breakfast.
Save at Williams-Sonoma The Williams-Sonoma shop on Northwest 23rd Avenue will host the Early Birds from 5:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Put the finishing touches on your gift shopping with 20 percent off only at this event. Join other Early Birds for early-morning shopping fun and treats. Purchases may be transported back to MAC for pick-up. –Jan M. Collins
Looking Back at a Successful 2016 Wow, where did 2016 go? The year flew by with much of it filled with 125th anniversary events and programs. The golf committee enjoyed another year of success beginning back in January and
February with two indoor golf nights, where members shook off the winter blues by playing indoors at Golf in the Pearl. In March, we enjoyed an evening with Jim Whittemore at our first Golf Trivia Challenge, where prizes were awarded to teams that demonstrated the greatest knowledge of the game. As we headed into spring, the popular Bogeys and Brews series got into swing, with members gathering on Friday afternoons to enjoy some golf and refreshments. And summer brought the annual Scramble, our very own 125th golf-a-palooza at the revamped Colwood National Golf Club, and our Club Championship held at the OGA course in Woodburn. As fall came swirling in, members gathered at the coast for the annual Gearhart event. In October we held the 19th hole event, where we honored our club champions. The year wrapped up with 28 members headed to the premier golf destination — Bandon Dunes. And it’s not over yet. … The Golf Committee worked with the club’s Communications Department to resurrect the historical golf logo used back in the early 1900s when the club owned its own course. The historical log may go back in the vault in February, so you only have a few more months
to order your limited-edition merchandise proudly displaying the magnificent historical logo. Visit themac.com and click on golf, where you’ll see a large icon displaying the logo. Click on it and you’ll see a lot of new merchandise we’ve ordered especially for this gift-giving season. –Darin Vick
Intramural Matches Return this Year Fall starts the competitive tournament schedule for handball. The Eugene contingent always gets first dibs – and they do a very good job using a nice facility in nearby Springfield. MAC players were unable to come home with any first-place awards, but the Open Doubles did find Conor Casey and Matt Steele in a shootout with the reigning state champs. The pair came up just a bit short in a long match that featured a stunning array of kill shots, diving retrieves, and superior teamwork by both teams. Steele also played in the open Singles and lost in the semifinal round there.
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ATHLETICS Stephen Stenberg teamed up with his brother to win the Open consolation bracket. Member Coach J. D. McLandrich is running his third consecutive fall intramurals at MAC, and his attention to detail has garnered more than two dozen players in singles and doubles. One improvement is the change to a “box format” in which players compete in two cycles against their skill-level peers. When the season is over, the top player in a “box” moves up to the next skill level and one player moves down. IM matches are scheduled at 4 p.m. every Wednesday, with two rounds of matches after the first round. If you’d like to see some outstanding competition by MAC’s many state, regional, national and world champs, come on down to courts 1-4 each Wednesday. Long-time MAC members Ron and Ann Emmerson have generously set up a fund with Multnomah Athletic Foundation that will help grow the sport among younger players, with an emphasis on supporting the nationally ranked Pacific University handball team, coached by David Steinberg. (Ann Emmerson is an alumna of Pacific). More than 10 MAC member athletes and coaches have come from the Pacific program in the past 20 years, and MAC and Pacific have co-hosted four National Collegiate Tournaments during that time, the latest in 2015. Such generosity shows the foundation’s desire for high-quality community outreach to showcase the many benefits of participation in athletics for young adults. The Emmersons were honored on campus in early October by the Pacific team and coaches.
Check out Playschool at Open House in January Join us from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, for My MAC Playschool’s open house. Continued on page 72
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Playschool Continued from page 71 Members and their children can see the classrooms and meet the teachers. Open enrollment for fall 2017 begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at www.themac.com The enrollment day for new families will be Friday, Jan. 27. Families who have had a child in the program in the past can enroll on Monday, Jan. 30. Current families and past families will enroll by emailing jrobinett@ themac.com at 10 a.m. Offered by the Child Care department and staffed by experienced preschool instructors, My MAC Playschool offers a safe, high-quality program for MAC’s youngest members. The play-based curriculum helps children achieve developmentally appropriate goals while having fun in a small group setting. Daily activities focus on each child’s cognitive, physical and social development. Children participate in storytime, arts and crafts, snacks, 30 minutes of active play in a gymnasium, and occasional field trips. The Raspberry and Strawberry classes are for children 24 to 36 months of age and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Activities Classroom. The Blueberry and Cranberry classes are for kids ages 30 to 40 months and meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in Middle Mac. Classes for both age groups are held from 9 a.m. to noon. Huckleberries, 3 to 4 years old, meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Junior Lounge. All children must meet the minimum age requirement by Oct. 1, 2017. Playschool follows the Portland Public School schedule. The fee is $275 per month for the two-day class, $370 per month for the three-day class, and $415 for the four-day class (There is a discounted fee in December and June, when classes do not meet for the entire month). A nonrefundable registration fee of $100 is billed to the parents’ account upon confirmation of enrollment. Class size is limited per class, with registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Youth Programs Supervisor at 503-517-7217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Players Shine on National Stage Racquetball has had some great accomplishments in the past few months, and we are very proud of how our program has grown. At October’s racquetball nationals in Minnesota, Georgette Blomquist won first place in the Women’s 45+ category and made it to the finals of the Women’s A Consolation. It was a wonderful accomplishment. Continued on page 74
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ATHLETICS Racquetball Continued from page 73 MAC member Dylan Reid and Mac Pro Charlie Pratt played tremendously in the Men’s Pro Doubles, barely losing to Jose Rojas and Marco Rojas during an 11-9 tiebreaker in a two-hour match. Reid was on fire on the way to the Men’s Open division final, before losing to Mario Mercado of Bolivia. On the way to the finals, Reid beat each opponent in two games, including No. 1 seed Christian Longoria He also very handily beat strong players from Guatemala, Canada and Chile. Reid said it was the best he’s ever played, and that his strength and speed allowed him to always be on offense during those matches. In the Men’s Pro singles, Reid won his qualifying match, then played No. 3 seed Daniel de la Rosa. Reid played well, but lost in three games.
Oregon Open Around the Corner All eyes are on the upcoming Oregon Open. The annual pro squash tournament, an official Professional Squash Association
Catch pro squash action at the Oregon Open Tournament,. event, is a display of supreme talent in squash, showcasing some of the top players in the world on MAC’s squash courts. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to witness elite competition in the sport. This year’s Oregon Open tournament takes place Feb. 27 through March 4. There will be $15,000 in prize money. In past years, the
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ATHLETICS Amateurs will have a chance to play in their own tournaments during the Oregon Open. The Rose City Classic for both adults and juniors will be held concurrently. Please contact squash pro Ashley Read to sign up. –Nancy Keates
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Swim Team Supports the Portland Marathon For the better part of 20 years, MAC’s swim team has supported the Portland Marathon by volunteering to run a water station. About 10 years ago we added our second water station; this year we contributed to four water stations. To run Station B (Mile 3) our athletes need to be there at 5:15 a.m. to meet the truck, unload and get set up. It is still dark at that time on in October. It takes about eight banquet tables filled with cups three layers high. The swim team has been doing this for years. We are a well-oiled machine getting ready for the runners to pass through. When they arrive, Station B gets hit hard and fast. We can hardly get the water and Ultima out to the runners fast enough. Our next station is N (Mile 21), so we don’t need to be there until 6:30 a.m. The team sets up everything and waits for the first runners to come through. The pack has thinned out quite a bit by now. The water, Ultima and Gummy Bear tables are ready. Guess which table is the most popular to work on? All the kids want to hand out the Gummy Bears. This year we added Station R (Mile 25) and the finish line station. We shared this station with the Forest Grove High School students. It is encouraging to see such a wide variety of athletes participating in these events. It reminds us that with training and hard work you can do anything. –Cyndy von Weller
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Mixed Doubles, Tennis University Up Next A new short court Tennis University is slated from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 23 on courts 1-4 in the main building. Check out the new lines, and learn to play short game tennis as an adult. The short court is a great training tool for adults, as well. There is no cost, but please register since space is limited. CTE501 MAC’s mixed doubles tournament is just around the corner, to be held Feb. 23-26. This is one of the club’s most popular tennis tournaments and is not to be missed. All levels of play are included. The $20 registration fee includes a T-shirt, snacks, pizza party and Continued on page 76
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ATHLETICS Tennis Continued from page 75 drinks one evening, balls and prizes. Grab a partner or contact the tennis staff for assistance to find a partner. Sign-ups are now open. CTE521 Prior to the tournament, a Mixed Doubles Tennis University will be taught by pros Paul Reber and member coach Jonathon Stark from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Off-court strategy and instruction are from 7 to 7:30 p.m. followed by on-court play till 8:30 p.m. The event is free, but space is limited.
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A hearty congratulation to all the participants in the Singles Tournament held Oct. 6-9. A round robin format was used based on playing levels and number of participants. Many players had three or more matches throughout the weekend. The finalists and winners are listed below: Women 2.5 Winner May Chang Runner-up Laura Walker 3.0 Winner Lisa Howlett Runner-up Melanie Morris 4.0 Winner Sally Sterling Runner-up Nici Griffith 3.5 Winner Christian Casebeer Runner-up Glenn Eisen 4.0 Winner Thomas Turnbull Runner-up Christopher Graham 4.5 Winner David Squire Runner-up Daniel Larsen 5.0 Winner Bo Johnson III Runner-up Andrew Nilsson
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The MAC Junior tennis program will be getting a fresh look for the new year. All aspects of the program, from court size, equipment and lessons will be revamped and re-energized. Head Pro Paul Reber is excited to create a spirited and enthusiastic team atmosphere for the junior players while following a structured progression-teaching plan that will include recreational and competitive tracks. New class schedules will feature clinics allowing additional players, while also increasing the instructor-to-student ratio per court. The MAC Tennis Department is eager to reinvigorate the junior program with Short Court tennis, featuring a competitive play format using converted equipment and courts that allow kids to “play” the game of tennis. Six attributes are varied; age, court size, net height, ball speed and weight, racquet length
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MAC Tennis is implmenting changes to improve opportunities for youth. and scoring. Now, children 10 and under can compete and play like the big kids. Traditionally, tennis has been a difficult game to learn for younger, smaller kids. The court size feels overwhelming, the ball bounces too high, and kids are forced to use bigger, more standard-size racquets to make up for the strength difference. With a smaller court, a slower ball and appropriate racquets, kids can learn faster than ever before. Instead of contacting the ball above their head, they can hit the ball at their waist, allowing for a much better stroke. Instead of barely getting to wide balls, kids can get around the court and control the direction. This leads to the kids actually using strategy and tactics at a young age. The MAC program will feature all the new modifications. Standard 27-inch-long tennis racquets will be replaced with new racquets ranging from 19 inches to 26 inches. Regular yellow tennis balls will be replaced with three different types of low-compression balls. The idea is to slow down the speed of the ball and lower the height of the bounce to accommodate the shorter player. A red ball is an entry-level red foam used for ages 8 and under. A low-compression orange ball for ages 10 and under moves slightly faster, but still has a lower bounce intended for intermediate play. A green ball, or green dot, is used for the beginner players 10 and older on a full-size 78-foot court. The court size also will change to accommodate the three levels. Kids will learn to play on a court that is 36 feet long and 18 feet wide. As kids progress in their learning, they will advance to a 60-foot court before taking on a full-size 78-foot court. The new court sizing will allow the kids to cover a wide ball with the same steps as an adult using a full-size court. The new dimensions allow the kids to learn proper movement and have greater success hitting the ball. MAC’s Junior Program will implement the new Short Court teaching system in January. Courts 1-4 will have a slightly new look with Continued on page 78
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Continued from page 77 36-foot and 60-foot lines painted on by the end of the year. Many other clubs and public courts in the Portland metropolitan area already have short-court lines included. The new lines will be noticeable, but will not stand out against the regular tennis court lines. The new court sizes also are a great training tool for adults. Come check out the new lines and learn to play short game tennis as an adult. The Tennis University will feature short-court tennis strategy and games from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23. The Tennis Committee unanimously approved the decision to add the new short-court lines to courts 1-4. MAC Tennis department is enthusiastic about getting juniors playing tennis faster with more enthusiasm and greater success. –Karen Holce
Enjoy the Lights at Peacock LaneWM The final event for 2016 is the annual Peacock Lane run. Join in and depart from MAC at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 for the run out to Peacock Lane to admire the beautiful display of holiday lights. Choose from either an 8-mile run out and back or ride TriMet with a group and run 4 miles back the club. After the event, enjoy pizza, beverages and conversation with the committee. If you’re considering getting out and completing a running race or triathlon in 2017, mark your calendars for Tuesday, Jan. 24 when the Tri/Run Committee will hold its annual kick-off meeting. Bring your questions so coaches and committee members can provide answers and get your training off to a great start. There will be information about training opportunities within the MAC community, club focused events and general information about group activities that will keep you motivated and well prepared to race well in 2017!
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Check Out Portland Best Lights and Lobbies On Wednesday, Dec. 14, we will explore the Christmas holiday decorations on a brisk urban walk through hotel and bank lobbies. We will depart MAC at 6 a.m. and return by 8 a.m. for cinnamon rolls and coffee in the library. Gloves are recommended, and be prepared for rain. Walk leaders are Norma Vincent and Wes Post. –Norma Vincent WM
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MAC MARKETPLACE ADVERTISER INDEX (W)HERE INC..................................................... 4, 10 ACTIVE AUTOBODY.............................................. 76 AIM HEALTH.................................................... 49, 53 ALLEN TRUST COMPANY.................................... 72 ARIES APPAREL................. WINTER CLASS GUIDE AUDI BEAVERTON................................................ 33 CASCADE SOTHEBY’S INT’L REALTY.......... 22, 40 CHEERFUL BULLPEN........................................... 68 CHRISTIANE MILLINGER ORIENTAL RUGS & TEXTILES.......................................................... 53 CLOSET FACTORY............................................... 71 COLDWELL BANKER BSSP................................. 75 CONSOLIDATED SUPPLY.WINTER CLASS GUIDE DANIELHOUSE STUDIOS..................................... 74 DAVID FRANK JEWELERS.............................. 53, 54 EXERCISE EQUIPMENT NW........................... 50, 52 EYE DEPARTMENT............................................... 78 FLAIRWALK........................................................... 78 FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL............................ 57 GARRISON HULLINGER INTERIOR DESIGN....... 37 GEVURTZ MENASCHE......................................... 32 HAIR M | HAIR W | Y-CHROME............................ 70 HERZOG-MEIER.................................................... 34 HOTEL DELUXE............................................... 52, 54 HOYT REALTY GROUP......................................... 16 JIM FISHER VOLVO............ WINTER CLASS GUIDE JOHN H. ZUBER CONSTRUCTION, INC............. 77 JOHN HELMER HABERDASHER......................... 35 JUDITH ARNELL JEWELERS.......................... 47, 52 KELLEY DULCICH PHOTOGRAPHY.............. 51, 53 KIDDER MATHEWS................................................. 8 KISS CAR WASH................................................... 77 LANDYE BENNETT................................................ 33 LARRY & CO.................................................... 51, 53 MAGILKE, DAVID MD............................................ 72 MAISON, INC........................................................... 2 MALKA DIAMONDS......................................... 52, 63 MEALS ON WHEELS PEOPLE.............................. 52 MULTNOMAH ATHLETIC FOUNDATION............. 67 NIFELLE DESIGN................................................... 30 OREGON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL... WINTER CLASS GUIDE OREGON SYMPHONY.......................................... 36 OREGON ZOO FOUNDATION........................ 36, 55 ORGANIZERS NW................................................. 49 PACKOUZ JEWELERS.................................... 45, 53 PAT WARREN’S FASHION & BEAUTY, LLC........ 52 PIENOVI PROPERTIES............................................ 6 PORTLAND SPIRIT CRUISES......................... 50, 53 PROVIDENCE REGIONAL FOUNDATIONS.......... 20 RAINBOW LAMPSHADE SHOP............................ 52 SCOTT VALLEY BANK.......................................... 19 SNIFF DOG HOTEL............................................... 73 STEEN, MJ....................................................... 35, 61 TETHEROW........................................................... 69 TOWER OCULOFACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY...... 18 UBS FINANCIAL.................................................... 71 UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND................................ 83 US BANK PRIVATE CLIENT RESERVE................. 75 WARD, JOHN P..................................................... 68 WEST PORTLAND PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC.... WINTER CLASS GUIDE WEST SIDE ELECTRIC.......................................... 73
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BROKEN TOP-BEND CONDO 3 BR, 3.5 BA. Close to pool/tennis. 503-708-9081.
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For Rent WESTERLY CONDO – 11th floor, 1.5 BR, 2 BA, $3,500, avail. Dec. 1, 503-349-3101. ALAMEDA/GRANT AREA – Lovely, furnished 2 BR, 1 BA 1-level home with fireplace, patio and garage. Avail. Jan. 15-June 15, 2017. 503-2502324, email@example.com. MAJESTIC VIEWS OF THE CITY – Available Jan. 1, two BR remodeled apartment w/new kitchen, appliances, bath, granite counters, bamboo hardwood floors, sunny 10x12-ft. outdoor deck overlooking the city. Located on 3 forested acres 3.5 miles uphill from the MAC. Lovely outdoor glass pavilion complete with T.V., bar, wicker funiture and heat. Call Howard Hermanson, Interior Designer (503) 292-8346.
For Sale PALM DESERT – By owner, desert luxury & convenience, reduced from $345k to a bargain price of $295k. Palm Desert Tennis Club, 20-acre gated community. 3 BR, 2 BA, adjacent to Ironwood & Big Horn, high above the desert floor w/great view. Original developer’s residence along with other tennis greats, including Rod Laver and Jack Kramer. Includes land fee simple and fully furnished with garage. Call Randy Francis, 503-625-5081 or 503469-8424.
BBR – GM287, spacious 3 BR/3.5 BA, forest, hot tub. Ken: 503-887-5172 for dates, rates & details. SUNRIVER – 4 BR, 3 BA, hot tub, Wi-Fi, next to SHARC, includes passes. $330/nt. 503-267-3052. DCCA 171, www.vrbo.com/320157. SUNRIVER – Comfortable house, walk to SHARC, sleeps 9. 503-231-7497 or www.vrbo.com/198725 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, 2 BA, private pool, spa & tennis courts. 503-892-9993. DCCA #762. BEND – Large townhouse blocks from the Old Mill. Perfect couples getaway w/2 ensuite bedrooms. Sleeps 6. 541-249-5673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal ARCH CAPE OCEANFRONT – 7 BR, 3 BA classic beach house. Fully equipped, spectacular ocean view. Call Claire, 503-7407460. www.colemanshouse.com or www.archcapebeachrentals.net
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Out of State PALM DESERT – Luxurious 4,500 sf view home surrounds large pool on ½ acre of grounds. 4 BR, 3½ BA, casita, pool house. Beautifully & fully furnished. Golf cart. 5 blocks to El Paseo. Sleeps 11. www.desertlilyoasis.com. Cindy Banzer, 503-7097277, email@example.com. SUNNY VACATION CONDO – Ironwood CC, Palm Desert, Calif. 1,300 sq. ft., 2 BR, 2 BA. Quiet, Quaint, Quality, 8 steps to poolside. $4,000/mo, $1,500/wk, $650/wknd, $350/nt. Call or email for availability. Deb Montrose, 503-531-0405, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PALM SPRINGS – Sunrise Villa condo, 2 BR, 2 BA, furnished, garage, heated pool/hot tub, NS/NP, BBQ, shopping, golf, TV/Wi-fi, avail. Dec. & Jan., 30-day min., $2,700/mo, 503-720-6005, email@example.com PALM DESERT – Silver Sands Racquet Club home, beautifully updated, all tile & granite, 2 master suites, great mountain view, 1,400 sf, steps to pool and spa. $3,500/mo. Rena Tarum, 503-701-4440, firstname.lastname@example.org for availability & pictures.
BIG ISLAND – Private 3 BR, 3 BA home with pool on 2.7 acres overlooking Kailua-Kona. Call 714824-1957 or visit www.keauhouhideaway.com. WAIKOLOA – Oceanfront 2 BR, 2 BA. Club w/ pool, fitness, tennis, bball, golf disc. 503-629-9999.
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125 Committee System Keeps the Club Humming
or most members, Multnomah Athletic Club is like a car. If it starts, runs and gives us no trouble, we give no thought to the engine and electronics hidden under the hood. With the political season in full swing, it seems an appropriate time to lift that figurative hood at the club and examine how it’s governed. Remember that the club, with a multi-million-dollar budget, has as many members and employees as live in a small town. Why does it work so well? The secret is structure, not just good intentions. Numerous clubs with high hopes have floundered or gone out of business in Portland. Our club lives on because the founders created a system that has allowed the institution to stand the test of time and survive multiple crises -- financial and societal – over the decades. The goal has always been simple: What’s best for the members? “The club is an important part of many members’ lives due to the wide variety of offerings and many friendships developed at the MAC,” said David Horskotte, immediate past club president. “It’s pride of ownership.” That’s why 600 member volunteers step forward each year to serve on 40 different committees. It’s a transparent structure that, despite grumbles from time to time, has worked exceedingly well for 125 years. “With many not-for-profit organizations and private clubs, governance is key to achieving overall success,” said Janice Marquis, the current club president. “Generally, the most successful clubs are ones that have created a strong partnership between the board and general manager.” The board has always been vital, said club historian, George Vogt, who has been studying club archives, records and board minutes. In the early years, he said, the club did not create annual operating budgets. Virtually every expense was sent to the board for vetting
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– even for something as inconsequential as the purchase of new billiard balls for the tables in the pool room. The board was fiscally prudent, hiring an auditor to provide monthly audit reports on receipts and expenditures. Volunteer leaders at the club know they stand on the symbolic shoulders of those who came before them. They feel a responsibility to carry on and serve something larger than their own self-interests. The board is not a ceremonial post. The purpose of the board isn’t to meet and socialize. Most importantly, it’s an unpaid position with no perks. “Serving on the board was never something I aspired to, even after half a dozen years serving on several committees,” said Horskotte. “When offered the position, it took careful consideration before accepting, as the time commitment is unlike any other not-for-profit organization with which I’ve been involved. “Board service is a considerable responsibility,” he added, “and it was encouraging that almost all members took it very seriously, did their homework, engaged in positive discussion and worked to move forward.” If the board is the club’s engine, the committee system is the fuel that feeds that engine. These committee members represent their peers, fellow members. Think of them as men and women in United States House of Representatives. These people know, at the most basic level, what matters to MAC members. They meet regularly to discuss programs, issues and requests. Attending the meeting is a board liaison, who reports to the board. The club president, with input from the board, then works directly with the club’s general manager to implement goals. If there is a complaint, it is that the institution moves slowly. “Change at MAC often percolates up from various contingencies to the board level, where all major decisions are made or
ratified,” Horskotte said. “The club rarely moves in a nimble fashion as a result. This can be frustrating for staff and some members, but serves to drive the ship in a steady direction without repeated heading changes. This process serves well to honor club traditions while remaining relevant in changing times.” Historian Vogt said the system can be cumbersome and time-consuming because of a natural tension between the concept of a member-run organization, and the empowerment of top managers to manage the club. He said the board has always had a more hands-on approach than traditional governing boards, which deal with planning, policy, and budgets, and delegate operational detail to management. The benefit, however, is that the board clearly knows membership interests and concerns. Although the process can be slow, Vogt said, the club is responsive. He noted, for example, the “comings and goings” of different sports and excellent facilities work. Marquis knows that the committee system is vital. “The committee system keeps the board informed and vice versa,” she said. “The board must also groom committee individuals for future board service. Members are involved and issues are more transparent, and thus, the board is not perceived as governing without any member input.” While things do move slowly, she said, the club is successful because of the structure. “With solid governance and policies, and an educated and committed board, supported by the committees, we hope to be, and remain, a successful organization,” she said. “Each board member and committee member is charged with acting with diligence on behalf of the membership.” I, for one, am glad to have so many keeping our engine running. –Tom Hallman Jr. Hallman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Oregonian, author and MAC member who teaches the club’s Tell-YourStory writing class. In celebration of MAC’s 125th anniversary, he writes a monthly essay about different areas and issues at the club. WM
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