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GREENER MAC –page 21

Guide to 2018 Summer Camps and Classes – see insert


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21 | Making a Greener MAC REGULAR FEATURES

Adam Wolfe competes during the MAC Open.

43 | Club Scrapbook 9 | Closing Thoughts 11 | Faces in the Club 74 | From the Archives

43 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS STAFF: Jared Grawrock Digital Marketing Manager

Callie Jacobs

Marketing Communications Coordinator

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19 | Arts 10 | Culinary Corner 19 | Executive 17 | In Memoriam 17 | MAF Honorariums 7 | Manager’s Column 5 | President’s Column 19 | Technology 19 | Transportation

35 | 20s/30s 35 | Balladeers 36 | Books 31, 37 | Culture and Style 28, 38 | Family Events 39 | Junior Events 39 | MelloMacs 39 | Member Events 40 | Networking 40 | Seniors 40 | Social Activities 41 | Theater 41 | Tickets

52, 54 | Aquatics 58 | Bench Press 56 | Cycling 58 | Dance 59 | Early Birds 60 | Fitness 00 | Gymnastics 62 | Handball 63 | Karate 64 | Personal Training 65 | Ski 66 | Squash 67 | Swim 68 | Triathlon & Running 68 | Volleyball 50 | Walking & Hiking 48 | Wellness 69 | Yoga

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Call the Marketing Communications Office 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. Advertisers in The Winged M are not endorsed by Multnomah Athletic Club unless otherwise noted. For questions concerning mailings and subscriptions, call 503-5177276. 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. ©2018 Multnomah Athletic Club. For advertising information, contact Callie Jacobs at 503-517-7220 or

73 | Advertiser Index 12 | Calendar of Events 71 | MAC Marketplace 00 | Member Numbers 00 | Sport Results

ON THE COVER Portland is known for its sustainability efforts, but what about MAC? Well, it’s safe to say the club has a long way to go to be recognized as a leader in sustainability in the community. Learn more about the club’s efforts, and how you can shape its future, in this month’s feature.

Next month in The Winged M: • Spring Outdoor Issue

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S President Grant Yoshihara Vice President D’Anne O’Neill Treasurer David Brezinski Secretary John Helmer III

Trustees Rebecca Frinell Holly Lekas Tanya McGee Sandy Moore Connie Dunkle-Weyrauch William Lee Marianne Brophy Ritchie Michael Silvey Committee Chairs 20s/30s Chris Merz and Allana Strader Athletic Erin Stammer Balladeers John Wykoff Basketball Scott Dougherty Budget and Finance Laura Martin Culture and Style Coleen Nelson-Jamison Coed Water Volleyball Dinda Mills Communications Jim Crystal Cycling Jim Laird Dance Kathy Allcock Diversity Admissions Dennis Thompson Early Birds Alison Rosenblum Exercise and Decathlon Bill Cordano Family Events Kayla Casebeer and Meredith Williamson Food & Beverage Todd Husband Golf Darin Vick Group Fitness Ann Gerson Gymnastics Lee Rumaner Handball Andy Kangas Holiday Decorating Bridget Connolly House Chase McPherson Junior Events Harper Buchholz and Elliott Bush Karate Erin Murtagh MelloMacs Susan Kirschner Member Events Anne Cleve Membership Jan Jackson Outdoor Activities Program Joanne Siegel Pilates Steve Lagozzino Property Ella Mills Racquetball Gary Berger Ski Brian Bogatin Social Activities Colleen Kangas and Mary McGrane Squash David Spiro Studio Fitness Maria Bruce Swimming Scot Sullivan Synchro Lisa Girard Tennis Karen Holce Triathlon & Running Ryan Chioti Volleyball Theresa Easton Walking & Hiking Laura Foster Water Fitness Kathryn Clifford and Peggy Kern Yoga Dawn Uchiyama

pring is finally here! As we roll into April after a wet and cold late winter, I reflect on the challenges of operating MAC during adverse conditions. Ensuring the club’s facilities are available during these events is always a chalGrant Yoshihara lenge. While we strive PRESIDENT to provide the services desired, we also must consider member and employee safety, as well as security, as our first priority. We often hear complaints from members about the few times when MAC is closed, opens late or has limited services available. Please understand that safety is our primary concern when making these decisions. Speaking of safety and security, there have been some unfortunate events that highlight the need to ensure that we can provide a safe environment for members and employees. The recent school shooting in Florida raises the question as to whether MAC could be a target and whether it is prepared to respond to this type of situation. A few months ago, we had a minor fire alarm event that occurred due to smoke entering the building that came from the Providence Park expansion project. This did not turn out to be a safety concern, but there was some confusion about evacuation protocols. Some members refused to stop their activities and follow evacuation procedures. Considering that we face the potential risk of a severe earthquake in the region, we need to think about how prepared we are to deal with rare but potentially highimpact events. MAC has a defined program for responding to adverse events. It is important that members follow the instructions given by staff. One difficult challenge for MAC is to conduct periodic drills to enhance training for employees. I understand that members do not like to be inconvenienced by a drill, but this has become a standard practice. Schools, office buildings, government buildings and other facilities where people are gathered hold drills on a regular basis. In the future, we will have periodic drills to become better prepared to respond during adverse events. We will try to do this in ways that will limit the inconvenience to members. Please recognize this is being done for your own personal safety.

Committees The new committee year begins in April. MAC’s committee structure is designed to engage members in different levels of the club’s operations. The responsibilities range widely and can be advisory, related to governance, and sport-, event- or issuespecific. Each year, the club’s officers review the composition of each committee, adding new members to replace members whose terms have ended. This is a complex task, as it is important to have the right blend of skills and knowledge on each committee, and ensure continuity while also getting new perspectives. This year, we had far more members submitting interest forms than we had positions available on standing or board committees. There was truly no way to satisfy a majority of the requests. This is a good problem to have, as it indicates that members are engaged and interested in getting involved with MAC. It was also encouraging to see increased interest coming from newer members, and from the 20s and 30s demographic group. This provides the opportunity to gain deeper perspective on how MAC can evolve its programs and services to make them attractive and relevant to the newer generation of MAC members.

Sustainability The feature in this month’s Winged M puts a spotlight on MAC’s sustainability initiatives. This is an important, long-term strategy that will continue to pay dividends for the club. Former Facilities Director and current Athletic Director Elsa Lemoine undertook several sustainability initiatives three years ago, and those efforts are now led by interim Facilities Director Cole Lathrop. Over this time, increased sustainability measures have resulted in reduced costs, higher operating efficiency, and reduced environmental impact from MAC operations. Improved high-efficiency lighting and equipment, technology advancements and recycling efforts are all part of this effort. It will continue to evolve as older equipment is replaced and newer technology is adopted. Having spent my professional career in energy supply and delivery, I applaud this as an important business and environmental strategy. Enjoy “spring training” this season. Get out and get active, and I hope to see you around the club. WM APRIL 2018

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I General Manager Norman Rich Senior Executive Assistant Melania Oppat Executive Assistant Lindsay Halley Controller Heather Bulloch Purchasing Manager Barry Kaufman Athletic and Wellness Director Elsa Lemoine Assistant Athletic and Wellness Lisa Virtue Aquatics Manager Jason Amos Dance Manager Laura Haney Court Sports Manager Dan Baggett Fitness Manager Darrell Duvauchelle Gymnastics Manager Meg Doxtator Outdoor Manager Chad Failla Squash Manager Ashley Read Tennis Manager Paul Reber Youth Programs Manager Cathy Heinke Marketing Communications Director Jen Scott Managing Editor Tony Roberts Interim Facilities Director Cole Lathrop Maintenance Manager Steve Bell Housekeeping Manager Jeff Soulis Food & Beverage Director Cameron McMurry Executive Chef Philippe Boulot Events & Catering Manager Abby DenUyl Human Resources Director Alison Beppler Member Services Director Josie Henderson Member Services Manager Christine Natonek Membership Manager Kevin Pollack Mporium Manager Tonya Mitchell Technology Director Karen Ortiz

recently watched one of my favorite movies, Apollo 13. The film portrays the incredible recovery from near catastrophe of NASA’s Apollo program. In the movie, Gene Kranz, played by Ed Harris, famously tells the control room Norm Rich that “failure is not an GENERAL MANAGER option.” His sheer determination allowed him to focus and lead his team in guiding the troubled mission back to Earth, saving three lives and preserving the Apollo program for more missions to the moon. The next day happened to be Super Bowl Sunday, when I watched the New England Patriots face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. I am old enough to remember the Super Bowl coming to life in 1967. I have followed every one, and had the honor of attending Super Bowl XIX, the only one hosted at Stanford Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers were crowned champions. I had a keen interest in this year’s game. As many of you know, I am a Patriots fan and father of a former preseason Patriots player. As I write this column, the game has yet to begin. I am watching the pregame events with anticipation and excitement, enjoying the pomp and circumstance, tradition and strength, luck and skill; all characteristics of the game. I will finish this section at the conclusion of the game. Game over. It was a great Super Bowl. Tom Brady gave it his all and broke a Super Bowl passing record, but it was not good enough for a Patriots win. Nick Foles and the Eagles did slightly better to earn the victory. Was it bad on the field and in the replay booth, or great athletes doing what they do best? I go with great play and give the officials a break! In February, the world’s best athletes competed in the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang South Korea. Athletics have long brought together competitors from within our club, across the city, throughout the country and around the world. Playing together as teams or competing as individuals encourages athletic excellence and helps athletes learn to manage their time, preparing them for the future. This year, snowboarder Shaun White put down a near-perfect halfpipe performance

to score a gold medal at age 31. White came in fourth in 2014, suffering an injury after winning gold in 2006 and 2010. His emotion upon winning was pent up after waiting eight years to become the world’s best. Mikaela Shiffrin had intended to compete in five skiing events but weather challenges and rescheduling got in the way. She commented, “I went over it a thousand times in my head and I don’t think I could have done it differently even if I got a second chance. You know, it’s not necessarily the medalists who get the most out of the Olympics. It’s those willing to strip down to nothing and bear their soul for the love of the game. That’s so much greater than gold, silver or bronze. We all want a medal, but not everyone will get one. Some are going to leave here feeling

This is what makes athletics interesting. Everyone who competes or exercises is better for their efforts. like heroes, some will leave heartbroken, and some will have had moments when they felt both-because we care. That is real. That is life. It’s amazing and terrifying and wonderful and brutal and exciting and nerve racking and beautiful. And honestly, I’m just so grateful to be part of that.” The Women’s hockey team tied after regulation time and went into a shootout with Canada to become victorious for the first time in 20 years over arch nemesis Canada. Lastly the Men’s curling team won its first ever gold medal in a sport which I predict will rebound in popularity. All three of these events, Apollo missions, Super Bowls and Olympics, bring out the best in competitors or professionals and can bring out disappointment, grief, injury and heartache that can last a lifetime. Others take their defeats, disappointments and loss, and focus on their future and come back stronger, more determined and better than ever! I think this is what makes athletics and competition so interesting. Every athlete who competes, everyone who exercises is better for their efforts and I am personally grateful for that reminder and encouragement! WM APRIL 2018

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Two MAC members dominated at the Oregon International Ski Racing Association (OISRA) State High School Championship in Bend in March. Samantha Woodring and Tucker Scroggins both swept their events. Woodring skied for Oregon Episcopal School and Scroggins for Central Catholic High School; both also compete with the MAC Ski Team. They each won the Giant Slalom, Slalom and Overall Awards for 2018. Woodring was also the Slalom state champion as a freshman in 2016, and has had a long career ski racing, beginning when she was 5-yearsold. Her aunt, Joyce Woodring, won the same Oregon overall event in 1974, and her cousin, Dena Horstkotte, took second in 2011. After State Championships, Scroggins competed in the Western Region Championships at Schweitzer Mountain, where he was awarded two move-up awards and was named as an alternate to attend the U.S. Junior Alpine National Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho. Off the mountain, Woodring enjoys working out, and is focused on training for the Pole Vault and Javelin as part of the upcoming track season. Look for Scroggins this spring playing varsity baseball in between his studies and training. To submit information for Faces in the Club, contact Managing Editor Tony Roberts at 503-517-7220 or

in a month with only 28 days, but Meyer not only nailed it, he did so while taking a couple of days off. In total, he swam 26 of the 28 days, and was able to achieve an impressive 111,200 yards, or just under 70 miles, earning him the top spot in the club for most yards swam. In February, the MAC competed in the NACAD’s Great Lakes Swim Challenge and came out victorious, securing the title for the fifth year in a row! Collectively the club’s members swam a staggering 7,465,502 yards which equates to 4242 miles. Fitness swimmers, competitive teams, triathletes and our avid lap swimming community put in some serious yardage. None more so, however, than our incoming Swim Committee chair, Ken Meyer, who has participated in this event every year and inspires others to challenge themselves each February. This year, Meyer had the lofty goal of successfully swimming 100,000 yards. Many of MAC’s most elite swimmers would find this a daunting task

The Harlem Globetrotters are known to work a basketball with the finesse of trained acrobats, or possibly professional dancers. As a former Globetrotter, MAC member-coach Les “Pee Wee” Harrison has brought not only his on-court pyrotechnics with him to the club, but also his inspiring professionalism and relentless drive for success. He holds a world record for spinning a basketball on

his finger at all 50 state capitals, and is a Guinness Book of World Records candidate for the largest continuous ball movement (Magic Circle) at the Statue of Liberty’s Liberty Island in 2016. He’s also the published author of “The Perfect Assist,” a motivational speaker, and the founder of a number of groups and programs, including: Showtime Athletics; 3 Guys and a Ball, LLC; the A.P.P.L.A.U.S.E. program, Violence Free Summers Program, and the Nebraska Professional Athlete Alumni Foundation.

Beloved trainer Will Cath was promoted to Wellness Supervisor recently, and there can be no doubt that the

man enjoys living life to its fullest. The certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor soon will add certified yoga instructor to his credentials, and all that’s in addition to a degree in anthropology from DePauw University. He’s passionate about playing and seeing live music, and exploring the jaw-dropping natural wonders of the Pacific NW. Fortunately, he has a canine companion to accompany him on his many adventures, the fox-like corgi/pom mix Snacks. When he’s feeling thirsty, he reaches for a hazy IPA, and that’s potentially often given his propensity for intense physical activity such as running outside on oppressive 110-degree days, and insatiable hunger for the perfect salty wings. Given his well-rounded slate of pursuits, Cath seems an obvious choice for leading the Wellness team, which works to find holistic approaches to MAC members’ diverse health goals. APRIL 2018

Andy Krueger was chosen by the USA Triathlon (USAT) as Junior Triathlete of the Year for 2017. Krueger and Katelyn Elliott of Houston, Texas, received the honor for their accomplishments in non-drafting events. Krueger was the men’s ages 15-19 champion at the USA Triathlon Age Group Sprint National Championships. He placed 11th for men ages 16-19, was the top American overall in the sprint race at the International Triathlon Union Age Group World Championships in Rotterdam, and ended the season ranked No. 2 nationally for men ages 18-19. WM

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Mot her’s Day

Celebrate mom at MAC with two special events on Mother’s Day weekend.

Holiday Tea Returns in 1891 on Saturday, May 12 u Mother’s Day Tea seating times are available from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and the cost is $28 for adults and $14 for children. Make a reservation at or with At Your Service at 503-517-7235.

The Annual Mother’s Day Brunch is Sunday, May 13 u Mother’s Day brunch seatings are available from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $42 for adults, $16 for children ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and younger. Make reservations at FB668

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Elk Cove Vineyards Wine Dinner 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 | 1891

Take a Seat at the Chef’s Table

Join Elk Cove winemaker Adam Campbell as he shares how his parents turned an abandoned, overgrown homestead in the foothills of the Coast Range into one of the state’s premier pinot noir producers. Campbell brings a handful of library selections that will only be available at this event. The MAC culinary team crafts a menu to showcase Elk Cove’s award-winning wines.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10; Wednesday, April 11; and Tuesday, April 17 Foodies rejoice! Chef Philip Oswalt teams up with 20s/30s to create MAC’s first Chef’s Table series in April. Choose from one of three nights to enjoy an intimate evening with chef as he makes culinary magic before your eyes in the Main Kitchen. Spectate, learn and ask questions as Oswalt prepares a multi-course dinner for the table. Wine and cocktail pairings are available for an additional cost, and the event is open to all club members ages 21 and older. Only 10 spots are available per night, so don’t delay in making your reservation! The cost is $75, inclusive. To register or for more information, contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or WM

Reservations are required. Call At Your Service at 503-517-7235.

Oregon Beef Council Dinner

Worthy Brewing Beer Dinner

6 p.m. Monday, April 9 The Ballroom

5 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Sports Pub

Executive chef Philippe Boulot teams with the Oregon Beef Council for a dinner honoring its 2018 Chef of the Year, Jason Stoller Smith of historic Timberline Lodge. The cost is $65.

MAC Sous Chef Deanna Bascom designs a special a la carte menu to pair with the beers from Bend’s Worthy Brewing. Dinner reservations are not accepted. Call 503-5177215 to reserve free child care during the event.


Wild Game Cookbook Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 26 Founders Hank Shaw, author of Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail, collaborates with Executive Chef Philippe Boulot for an untamed cookbook dinner. The cost is $80. FB121

RESTAURANT HOURS 1891: MON-FRI 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and SAT 5-9 p.m. MACtinis: MON-SAT 4-9 p.m. Joe’s: MON-FRI 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and SAT/SUN 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sports Pub: MON-FRI 6:30 a.m.10:30 p.m., SAT 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and SUN 11 a.m.-4 p.m. APRIL 2018

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That’s Amore 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 The Ballroom Experience Italian-themed music selections at the Balladeers Annual Concert. No registration required.

Say It Once 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 Author Kysa Kelleher shares insights from being a loving mother of six. YPP068


Court Sports Family Friday 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 6 Try your hand at squash, tennis, handball and racquetball. No registration required.

Monday, April 2

Monday, April 9

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

MAC Toastmasters, 7 a.m.

Tuesday, April 3

Oregon Beef Council Dinner, The Ballroom, 6-10 p.m.

Prime Rib Buffet, 1891, 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10

Long Course Invitational, 50-meter Pool, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spring Bridal Fashion Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chef’s Table, Main Kitchen, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4 Hamilton, Keller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11 Chef’s Table, Main Kitchen, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 5 Hamilton, Keller Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Senior Happy Hour - Drinks & Devices, Sports Pub, 4-6 p.m.

Friday, April 6

Summer Class registration, 10 a.m.

Drops and Hops Squash Tournament, Squash Courts

Thursday, April 12

Summer Camp registration, 7 a.m. Court Sports Family Friday, gyms, 6-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 7 Drops and Hops Squash Tournament, Squash Courts

Sunday, April 8 Drops and Hops Squash Tournament, Squash Courts

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Timbers vs. Minnesota United, Stadium Terrace, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15

Open Gym, 9 a.m.-noon Balladeers Annual Concert, The Ballroom, 2-4 p.m. Thorns vs. Orlando Pride, Stadium Terrace, 3 p.m.

Monday, April 16 MAC Toastmasters, 7 a.m.

Bill Sullivan Presentation, 7 p.m.

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

Friday, April 13

History Book Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. for Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders on May 13

Trivia Night, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 14

Chef’s Table, Main Kitchen, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Long Course Invitational, 50-meter Pool, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Gym, 9 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, April 17 Wednesday, April 18 Say it Once! An Evening with Kysa Kelleher, 6-7:30 p.m.


Oregon hiking guru Bill Sullivan explores new and classic hikes in Oregon during a Walking and Hiking presentation Thursday, April 12.

Thursday, April 19

Thursday, April 26

Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. for Timbers vs. Los Angeles FC on May 19

Elk Cove Wine Dinner, 1891, 6:30-8 p.m.

Worthy Brewing Beer Dinner, Sports Pub, 5-9 p.m.

Friday, April 20 Synchro Classic Invitational, West Pool, 1-5 p.m. Thorns vs. Washington Spirit, Stadium Terrace, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 21 Synchro Classic Invitational, West Pool, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Supper Club - Wild Alaskan Halibut Opener, 1891, 5-9 p.m.

Sunday, April 22 Synchro Classic Invitational, West Pool, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Timbers Concessions, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Timbers vs. New York City FC, Stadium Terrace, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24 Evening Literary Group, 7-8 p.m. Oregon DUI: A Citizen’s Guide, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 Family Concert - Micah and Me, The Ballroom, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Senior Tea Dance, West Ballroom, 3-5 p.m.

Friday, April 27 Handball Northwest Regionals, noon-11 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

503-517-7500 Aquatics Office 503-517-7235 At Your Service 503-517-7525 Athletic Services 503-517-7200 Business Office 503-517-7215 Child Care 503-517-7570 Court Sports Office 503-517-7522 Dance 503-517-6600 Events & Catering 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 503-517-7220 Marketing Communications 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 503-517-7582 Youth Programs †Phone number is a recording.

Reservations 503-517-6629 1891 503-517-7578 The Cage* 503-517-7599 Handball/Racquetball* 503-517-7264 Massage 503-517-7265 Member Event* 503-517-7584 Squash* 503-517-7590 Tennis* *Available online at

Handball Northwest Regionals, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.


Wibit Open Swim, West Pool, 12:45-2:15 p.m.

Monday through Friday 5 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday, April 29

Saturday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Handball Northwest Regionals, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, April 30 Senior Brunch, Sports Pub, 9:30-11 a.m. MAC Toastmasters, 7 a.m. Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Al Tauscher Awards Dinner, 6-8 p.m.

Sunday 6 a.m.-9 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 APRIL 2018

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Help the Club Honor Fallen Soldiers Are you familiar with the three plaques in the club’s main lobby honoring members who were Killed in Action (KIA) or declared Missing in Action (MIA) while serving in the armed forces? The Ad Hoc Veteran’s Recognition Committee is gathering information for new plaques to include KIA and MIA members who haven’t been previously recognized, and incorporating the plaques into a larger memorial.

A new installation will honor members killed or missing in action. Those wishing to recognize a family member or acquaintance who received one of these official designations can fill out a registration form for that individual, including details of his or her service. The form will be available through At Your Service and at For more information, contact Steven Easterday at or 503-828-7144. WM

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Watch the Thorns’ home opener from the Stadium Terrace on Sunday, April 15.


Thorns Home Opener In April Root for the Thorns as the team takes on the Orlando Pride during its home opener at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Providence Park. MAC’s 300-seat Stadium Terrace provides a prime vantage point for events held in the stadium. Regular-season Thorns matches are free to view for members on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or


In Memoriam Thomas F. Hunt Sr. Feb. 18, 1932-Feb. 6, 2018 Thomas F. Hunt Sr. passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2018, after a courageous battle with COPD. Tom was born to Frances Murphy and Hector Hunt on Feb. 18, 1932. He attended Columbia Prep and graduated from the University of Portland. Tom started his career at Kerr Grain after finishing his enlistment in the U.S. Army. He became a commodities trader starting ContiCommodity’s Portland office. Tom married Zoe Ann Burke, and they had three children, Thomas Jr., Kelly (Richard) and Kerrilynn (John). For the last 35 years, Nona Hoffinger has been his companion. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Noah, Lili and Chase. Tom was an avid skier, tennis player and longtime MAC member, and loved everything Oregon, from Gearhart to Sunriver. Tom joined MAC as a youth member and rejoined after he finished the Army and college. Tom got his boss, Ned Cook of Kerr Grain, to pay the initiation fee because Tom said “it is the best club in town and would be good for the company to have me as a member!” The family would like to thank Dr. Leslie Root for her constant caring. They also would like to thank the Hopewell House and staff for their amazing care and support of the entire family. There will be a reception this summer at Multnomah Athletic Club. Further details pending.


Multnomah Athletic Foundation Tributes Each month, members make contributions to Multnomah Athletic Foundation to honor their fellow members. Wilma Caplan Myra Friedman and Ralph Fullerton Michael J Mulflur Laurie Bryant Hauser Tom Spitzer George and Molly Spencer Joe Wood Jackie Jeppe Multnomah Athletic Foundation provides community grants and scholarships focused on promoting athletic participation in the Portland metropolitan area. Contributions made to the Foundation are tax-deductible. For more information, contact Lisa Bendt at or 503-517-3250. WM



APR 1 - APR 29 In this wickedly funny satire, a group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. In order to be as respectful and accurate as possible, the three white actors defer to the only Native American in the room for guidance and find their expectations of her insights are wildly misguided, but the absurd pageant must go on!




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Go Green: Take the MAX to MAC The popularity of the Timbers MLS team creates demand for parking at and near the clubhouse on game days. Thousands of fans descend on Providence Park, creating traffic congestion and parking headaches. To alleviate these problems, MAC encourages members and guests to use public transportation. The member Parking Structure quickly fills to capacity with members viewing the games from MAC’s Stadium Terrace and those attending at Providence Park. MAC rents space in nearby lots for complimentary member overflow parking, and nonmembers are charged a fee to park. TriMet and MAC provide an incentive for members and guests to use Portland’s convenient public transportation when commuting to the club. On any day of the week, At Your Service exchanges a TriMet ticket or transfer for a free return ticket on the same day. On major congestion days, including Timbers’ game days, members receive two tickets per receipt. Exchanges are limited to the date on the original ticket or transfer. Using public transportation is a great way to avoid the member Parking Structure during busy times that are posted as parking alerts on the front page of the club’s website. At Your Service gladly assists members and guests with TriMet bus and MAX schedules and route information upon request. For more information, contact At Your Service at or 503-517-7235.


Website Woes Coming to an End Get ready for an improved experience on MAC’s website this summer! The Marketing Communications (MarCom) department is

leading a project to refresh the site, the first phase in a two-year plan to modernize the club’s digital experience. The first phase is expected to be completed in mid- to latesummer, and includes reorganizing and redesigning the site. Members will notice that information is easier to find, and that they can keep up with the latest news and events on their desktop computers and mobile devices. A Website Subcommittee, made up of members of the Communications Committee, has played a substantial role, providing feedback at every step of the process. This committee also will test the site prior to launch, ensuring it meets member needs. At the completion of phase one, the Technology department will begin the process of upgrading Northstar, the underlying platform that powers the website. This upgrade includes several improvements that make the site easier for staff to manage. Expect to see significant improvement to the performance of simple tasks on the site, such as making reservations. By the end of the year, MarCom will begin the last phase of the project. This includes enhancing the site’s design so members can personalize their experiences. This work will be completed in 2019, and updates about this project will be shared in The Winged M. Stay tuned!


Update on Confidential Materials As you are aware, in December, multiple bins of confidential material were stolen from the club. Unfortunately, the police have provided no further information about the crime, but we have investigated the incident internally and strengthened our practices based on what we learned. Immediately after the theft we canceled services with the shredding company and retained a new provider. Additionally, we have changed how materials are handled prior to being picked up by the shredding service for destruction. Employees know that all sensitive or confidential documents must be deposited into one of the locked containers located throughout the administrative offices. These containers are installed so that no one is able to move them from their established locations. No employee is allowed to empty these containers. The shredding vendor is responsible for emptying the bins and moving the materials to their collection vehicle, at which time they will issue a certificate of destruction to the Safety and Security Manager. MAC is committed to maintaining the privacy of your information and will continually evaluate and modify club procedures. WM


Unlocking the Secrets of MAC’s Art Collection MAC has a collection of over 100 objects of art, and most of them are by Northwest artists. Take an opportunity to learn more about the collection at an art talk with Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art for the Portland Art Museum. Kook-Anderson will discuss the fine collection of Northwest art that exists at MAC, as well as at the Portland Art Museum (PAM). For example, art by Sally Haley and James Lavadour is prominently hung in the Hoffman Wing at PAM as well as in the MAC Reading Lounge. A Lee Kelly sculpture hangs from the wall above the Cornerstone Lounge staircase. At PAM, look for his work in the Sculpture Mall. Kook-Anderson joined PAM in January 2017, and is responsible for the care, research, exhibition and growth of the Northwest art collection, including the organization of the biennial Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. Join the Arts Subcommittee Tuesday, April 24 for this informative art talk. A reception with no-host bar begins at 5:30 p.m., and the talk begins at 6 p.m. There event is free, however, registration is recommended. Register at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235. MEV596 WM

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The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, but it takes more than one day to create lasting change. It takes a concerted effort across the calendar to take stock of harmful habits and practices, devise strategies for decreasing impact, and implement them to drive positive change. Full disclosure: MAC has a way to go before we’re a shining example of sustainability within the Portland community. Over the next several pages, you’ll read about a few of the club’s sustainable success stories, and come across a few numbers that highlight opportunities for improvement. In December, a group of employees who make up the MAC’s Leadership Development Program received the Board of Trustees’ blessing to form a “Green Team,” dedicated to seeking out

opportunities to make MAC more sustainable, with the goal of improved community stewardship. Since then, it’s begun to implement changes designed to do just that. At its heart, MAC is all about its members. Is sustainability important to you? Is it a shared goal we should pursue as an organization? If so, take the time to read through some of the challenges we face and decide where your priorities lie. Then, let us know what we can do to better reflect them. Share your opinion via email to Continued u APRIL 2018

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Choose Your Own Sustainable Adventure This month, The Winged M shines a light on sustainability in the club: what we’ve done to make a greener MAC, how much work we still need to do, and how we can all help. Serious stuff – right? Well, to add a little levity to the inevitable collection of numbers and discussion of watts, volts and water usage, we’re taking a lighthearted look at some of the choices we make. In the spirit of the Choose Your Own Adventure books popular in the ’80s and ’90s – in which the reader typically finds unfettered glory or meets a comical demise – we take you through a day at MAC. [Warning to readers: this is satire]


our alarm goes off again, and you roll over in bed, somehow resisting the urge to hit the snooze button a third time. It might be Saturday, but life doesn’t stop on the weekends, and adventure awaits. You climb out of bed, ready to hit the ground jogging. But today feels a little odd. There’s something different in the air, as if the choices you’ll make today will have profound repercussions not just for you, but for the whole of humanity. You can’t shake the feeling that you’re in one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books you devoured when you were a kid, but you’re pretty sure it will pass as the day goes on. After savoring your morning coffee, you pull on your gym gear, kiss your favorite pet goodbye, walk to the MAX station, and make for MAC. Following the perfect blend of cardio and weights, you retreat to the locker room for a shower before heading to Joe’s for your post-workout recovery meal. You see a stack of white towels heaped in a bin. If you grab one, knowing that you’ll use it for all it’s worth, turn to Section A. If you grab three, figuring that if one towel will serve you well, three will serve you even better, turn to Section B.

Section A Your economical and considerate use of club resources results in a reduction in

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the number of towels used and amount of water needed to clean them. The club saves money, the housekeeping staff experiences an unprecedented sense of well-being, and you’re pleasantly surprised at just how well one towel can suffice for all of your lockerroom needs. With a mounting sense of self-satisfaction, you bop to Joe’s to attack a snack. Looking at the many tasty treats lining the grab-and-go case, you carefully consider your options. Ultimately, you opt for the MAC Wellness Muffin Sandwich, knowing that minimal packaging is better for the environment, and the perfect balance of protein and carbs is better for your body. Now, what to wash it down with? If you opt to use a straw with whatever refreshing beverage you choose, turn to Section C. If you decide that a straw is a convenience you can ultimately live without, turn to Section D.

Section B Your decision to use three towels results in an unprecedented, perhaps unnecessary, level of dryness and comfort. Perhaps each of your legs didn’t truly need its own towel. Meanwhile, over in Housekeeping, a towering pile of towels caves under the weight of its own monstrosity, swallowing several employees in a terrycloth

avalanche. With fewer workers available to wash towels, the dirty pile continues to grow, eventually swallowing MAC and the entire Goose Hollow neighborhood. As the years go on, Portlanders tell tales of the former MAC, which takes on the type of mythology once associated with the lost city of Eldorado. Perhaps someday explorers will unearth its ruins, but until then, your towel-bedecked remains wait like a mummy in a temple swept away by the sands – and detergent – of time. The End

Section C Ahhhh, the straw, one of man’s greatest and simplest inventions. Thanks to its divine design, the refreshing liquid rushes over your teeth and past your gums. Look out stomach, and well, you know the rest. Unfortunately, those straws are all chucked into a garbage can. Eventually, with the other straws in the trash, your straw makes its way out to the great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is now larger than the state of Texas. Two months later, you go for a cruise to Hawaii, and your ship runs aground on the soupy amalgamation of lost cargo, six-pack rings and straws. You and your survivors forge a new civilization where plastic straws become currency, and as you trudge over heaps of mismatched sneakers Continued on page 25





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Section D You smack your lips after taking a sip, savoring the last remaining tastes of your delicious breakfast. Given that straws are often unnecessary, your level of refreshment is unaltered by your decision to forego one, and you set out upon your day with a renewed sense of energy and contentment. On your way to the MAX, you notice not one but two rainbows in the sky, and decide to take a quick side trip to the end of one. There you discover a Leprechaun who missed the last ferry back to Tir Na Nog after St. Patty’s, and seeing that you’ve discovered his favorite pot of gold, he cuts you in. Sifting through your newfound riches reminds you – there are bills to pay, starting with your monthly MAC invoice. If you decide to sign up for MAC’s paperless billing option, turn to Section E. If you prefer receiving your statement in your mailbox – along with endless offers for loan refinancing, catalogs, supermarket circulars, and your Portland Arts Tax invoice, turn to Section F. If you pinch yourself to find out if you are in fact dreaming, turn to Section G.

Section E Turns out that over half of all club members have opted in to paperless billing for their monthly statements. Not a bad idea, considering that as recently as 2017, MAC’s Business Office was mailing 115,000 paper statements every year. That’s a lot of envelopes, not to mention the time, energy, postage cost and resources it took to process all of them. And hey, paper savings aside, it’s nice to avoid the $1 fee charged each month to have a statement delivered via snail mail.

Looks like you’ll be adding $12 to the riches passed along by your Leprechaun friend. On second thought, you might be dreaming, but if so, you hope you never wake up. You return home at the end of the night (or dream?) and fall into bed, pleasantly exhausted. As you drift off to sleep, you think back on your day and experience a moment of pure bliss as you recall all the fun you had while avoiding waste whenever possible. When you actually begin to dream, it’s of the pirate’s life. You love pirates. Sweet, swashbuckling dreams, buccaneer. The End

Section F Each day, the springs on your mail-slot flap creak a little louder as the postal carrier does her best to shovel your growing mountain of paper-based invoices, realestate propositions, coupons, and creditcard offers through the wholly inadequate opening. The sum total of your refusal to embrace electronic billing multiplies exponentially, gathering speed and mass like a cartoon snowball. At first, you swear you have it all under control, but soon you’re squirreling excess paper in your closets, drawers, guest room, under furniture, behind the couch and even in the lining of your pet’s bed. Sure, you could recycle it or throw it away, but the same packrat tendencies that caused you to reject paperless billing in the first place have robbed you of all reason.

Unfortunately, a family of actual rats takes up residence in these fertile fields of former trees, and when a barrel of government-grade toxic waste falls off a topsecret transport truck as it turns the corner near your house, it rolls to a rest in the bushes by your front door. The radiation from the sludge seeps into the paper, which imbues the rats with hyper-intelligence and other “powers” you shudder to imagine. This now-conscious critter cabal rises up and subjugates you and your family, forcing you to watch in agony as they devour the high-end cheeses you’d been saving for an upcoming soiree. As they savor every last morsel of that rare Wyke Farms Cheddar, you have only the salty tears of regret to snack upon. The End

Section G You wake up in your bed at home. Turns out you did hit the snooze button a third time and just had the strangest dream. Knowing that you’ll undoubtedly get your grub on later this evening, you decide to squeeze in a quick morning workout. Getting your bike out of the garage, you prepare for a lovely ride to MAC, knowing that whatever choices the day presents you with, you’ll make the best ones you can for yourself, your fellow club members, and this plucky little planet you call home. The End Continued u APRIL 2018

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Sustainability: By the Numbers 6,000 Number of towels MAC launders on an average day

1,305 Gallons of water used


each day to wash those towels – that’s akin to flushing a toilet 25,000

Pounds of towels

times in one month

washed each month

91% Percentage of club members who drive alone in a car to the club

1,031,653 540,000

The number of miles an average car would need to drive to equal MAC’s monthly greenhouse gas

Number of disposable

emissions from electricity use.

cups MAC uses

That’s equal to driving around the

each year

Earth 41 times


The amount the club spends each month sending paper billing statements, down from $4,779 per month last year, when the Business Office initiated a paperless billing campaign

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MAC’s inaugural Green Team, from left: Managing Editor Tony Roberts, Food and Beverage Manager Matt Carter, Events and Catering Manager Abby DenUyl, Assistant Athletic and Wellness Director Lisa Virtue, Gymnastics Manager Meg Doxtator and Interim Facilities Director Cole Lathrop.

First Steps As the club continues its conversations about and efforts toward sustainability, some initiatives are already underway.

• Paper cups can make a big difference. Roughly half of the paper cups purchased by the club are used in the employee lunchroom. Sensing a ripe opportunity to reduce usage, the Leadership Development Program’s Green Team acquired reusable plastic cups for employee use. These “pizza cups” – familiar in diners and pizza parlors – roll out this month, and are expected to save the club around 5,000 paper cups a month! • The Facilities team has been slowly weaning the club off of wasteful, high-voltage, shortlifespan light bulbs. Most of the club’s fixtures have traditionally used 40- or 60-watt fluorescent, CFL, or incandescent bulbs, but in the past six months, many of these have been replaced by 4-watt LED bulbs. The club’s restaurants are up next. LEDs last from 10 to 15 years, as opposed to the eight months to two years traditional bulbs generally hang on for.

• An effort is underway to install occupancy sensors throughout the club, and to connect larger spaces to the building-management system, allowing scheduling of lights based on club hours and usage. Studies find these kinds of sensors can reduce energy consumption between 30 and 60 percent for lighting. • Facilities staff conducted an audit on all employee workstations, checking to see how much electricity was being used unnecessarily overnight. By raising awareness among staff of their energy consumption, the club cut $90,000 on power per year. • MAC’s Green Team is still in its infancy, but is already hard at work on a club-wide sustainability plan. The formation of the group in December represents a huge step forward for MAC, and it is their hope to be able to report new plans to lessen the club’s impact on the environment as the year goes on. The Winged M will again delve into the issue of sustainability in April 2019, and we look forward to having a variety of inspiring new stories to tell.

Straw Poll Did you know there is a national Skip the Straw Day, held every fourth Friday in February? It sounds like some of you do. MAC has received a number of Sounding

Boards from members encouraging us to either switch from plastic straws to paper, or to abandon straws altogether. “Plastic straws are a waste of money and really damaging to our environment,” wrote one member. “Did you know 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the United States?” queried another. “Many of those plastic straws end up in our oceans, polluting the water and harming sea life. If we don’t act now, by 2050 plastics in the ocean will outweigh the fish,” the member went onto assert. The club is listening, but for the time being isn’t quite prepared to jettison the tubular convenience item. For one, many members enjoy their traditions and creature comforts, and what would be seen by some as a positive step toward sustainability would likely be seen by others as an unwelcome change to routine. Secondly, the cost of transitioning to paper straws is considerable, and ultimately any cost assumed by the club would be passed along to members. That’s not to say that management isn’t open to the idea, but they want to ensure that the decisions they make reflect the will of the membership. For the time being, Joe’s and the rest of MAC’s restaurants are moving to a “straw on-demand” policy in hopes of reducing the amount of plastic waste generated by the club. WM APRIL 2018

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ake a trip to Candyland for the 2018 Father Daughter Dinner Dance! This year, the event includes a brunch option, giving members three chances to get in on the fun. Enjoy a DJ and dancing, cash in your “MAC Bucks” for sweet treats, and marvel at stunning performances from the Candyland Acrobats during this annual event. The brunch is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Dinner is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20. The member cost is $55 for adults and $40 for children ages 12 and under. Guest tickets, if available, are $65 for adults and $45 for children. Member registration is open now. Members may register guests beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2. Register online or call At Your Service at 503-517-7235. MEV429-MEV431 WM

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Easter: A New Location for an Old Tradition


AC’s Easter Egg Hunt extravaganza moves to Block 7 – the open space adjacent to the Parking Structure. The hunt begins at 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 1, and participation is for MAC members only. Guests may come as spectators. This event is complimentary, however,

registration is required. The event happens rain or shine. If it’s wet, there will be some mud, so bring boots and rain jackets. Register online or call At Your Service at 503-517-7235. MEV443 WM

Get Down with Dad Rock For Kids Our mini MAC members are invited to come along and let loose to the catchy tunes of Portland’s own Micah and Me. Micah and Me is a kindie-rock band made up of three dads who write and play music to inspire, excite and engage kids of all ages, along with the young at heart. The cost to attend is $8 per person (parents and children) and includes a small snack. The show is is geared for ages 2 to 7 years old. Doors open at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 29. The performance is from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Register at MEV422 WM APRIL 2018

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Explore the Urban Wine Landscape, the Secrets of Sushi and Sensational Succulents Spring Bridal Fashion Show Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 With a nod to Tiffany & Co., the Culture and Style Committee invites members to ring in spring with a salon-style bridal fashion show, featuring some of Portland’s loveliest wedding couture. Presenting elegant looks for the bride and her bridesmaids, as well as some dresses with mom in mind, the event will include the latest styles. Featured vendors include Ania Bridal, Anna’s Bridal Boutique and BHLDN by Anthropologie. Jewelry will be showcased by Tiffany & Co. The cost is $45 per person. MEV680

Urban Wine Tour 1-4 p.m. Monday, May 14 Take a spring afternoon off to learn about winemaking in an urban environment. In this class/walking tour, participants will make three stops to chat with winemakers redefining the landscape of Oregon wine. Each stop includes a tour, “mini class” and, of course, wine tasting. Meet at The Wine and Spirit Archive, 215 S.E. 9th Ave.; owner Mimi Martin leads the tour. The cost is $55 per person.

The World of Sushi 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 Explore the world of sushi making while learning techniques and tips from a demonstration by MAC Executive Sous Chef Philip Oswalt. This event includes a lunch consisting of a specially chosen menu designed to delight the senses. The cost is $36 for members, $39 for guests. MEV681 WM

Sensational Succulents Workshop 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday, June 11 If you are a forgetful gardener or simply love the exotic nature of succulents, this hands-on workshop is for you. Succulents are all the rage in floral designs, bridal bouquets and easy-tomaintain home design elements. Learn from the creative minds at Fieldwork Flowers how to capitalize on the beauty of succulents and create a lovely terrarium to adorn your home. With some simple lessons in care, your succulents can beautify your living space for a long time. The cost is $44 per person, and includes all materials. MEV682 WM

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The decommissioned cooling towers from the 1979 meltdown still stand at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island.


Listen and Learn: The Tragic Truths of the Three Mile Island Meltdown L isten and Learn lectures cover a variety of timely topics, and cost $5 for members and $7 for guests, unless otherwise specified. For more information, call Events and Catering at 503-5176600. Register online at or call At Your Service at 503-517-7235.

What’s New and What You Don’t Know about Marijuana 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 Twenty-three states currently having some form of legalized marijuana, and a recent Yahoo News/Marist poll revealed that 55 million American adults currently use it at least once a month. Dr. Barry Taylor, an assistant professor in restorative dentistry at OHSU’s School of Dentistry, and Dr. Caroline DeVincenzi, a candidate in periodontics at OHSU, discuss current evidence about what we know and don’t know about cannabis and our general health. MEV375

Meltdown: Three Mile Island’s Nuclear Disaster, its Victims and Their Stories 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 When the Three Mile Island disaster occurred in 1979, residents of sleepy York, Pennsylvania, could not fully know what their lives would be like after exposure to the fallout of the nation’s worst nuclear accident. Nearly 40 years later, after suffering from a brain

tumor, film producer Jill Murphy Long is on a path of discovery, sharing tales of the friends, neighbors and family members who have succumbed to cancer, tumors and various neurological diseases. Long has patiently culled interviews and records to share the true devastation of a nuclear disaster, as well as attempts by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suppress information about the catastrophe. With alarming numbers and statistics, Long shares her journey and those of others as she prepares to make a film, Meltdown.


Decoding Dyslexia: The Science of Reading and Supporting the Dyslexic Reader 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, June 11 Dr. Maura Malone is a dyslexia consultant and tutor, as well as the parent of dyslexics. She shares her insights about dyslexia, including the reasons why dyslexics have difficulty reading; the challenges and rewards of parenting a dyslexic child; teaching strategies and accommodations that are proven to help; and the physiological basis of dyslexia, based on the latest scientific research. Malone also will share some success stories of children and young adults who are overcoming the challenge of dyslexia. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S.Ed from the Curry School at the University of Virginia, and a B.S. in linguistics and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. MEV377


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Revel in Oswalt’s Culinary Creations Foodies rejoice! Chef Philip Oswalt teams up with 20s/30s to create MAC’s first Chef’s Table series in April. Choose from one of three nights to enjoy an intimate evening with chef as he makes culinary magic before your eyes in the Main Kitchen. Learn more about the event on page 11. The cost is $75, inclusive. Chef’s Table evenings are available at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Monday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 25. To register or for more information, contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235 or


Honoring a Singer’s Citizenship The Balladeers men’s chorus belts out American songbook favorites and classic romantic tunes during That’s Amore, the group’s annual concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 in the Ballroom. All are welcome and admission is free. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar follows the show.

Executive Sous Chef Philip Oswalt hosts three Chef’s Table events in April.

Welcoming one of their own The Balladeers were honored to sing at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in November, welcoming Canadian-born Bill

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ACTIVITIES Balladeers Continued from page 35 Balladeers were tuned up and they turned out in force for Friesen’s pledge. The group kept its plan a secret. Introducing the Balladeers to his courtroom, presiding U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak invited a surprised Friesen to join in singing The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and Oregon, My Oregon for the 71 other newly minted citizens. “It brought me to tears,” Friesen said, “what a wonderful Thanksgiving gift.” Male MAC members interested in sharing in a fun and rewarding musical experience are welcome to drop in on a rehearsal at 7:15 p.m. Thursdays in the third-floor Activities Classroom. No auditions are required to join the group. Call Karl Wetzel at 503-421-4089 or email for more information.


Bill Friesen celebrates his U.S. citizenship with members of the Balladeers during a naturalization ceremony in Portland.

The History Book Club discusses 1776, by David McCullough, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16. Each month, the group discusses a

different book in engaged and lively conversation. MAC member Chet Orloff, former director of the Oregon Historical Society,

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ACTIVITIES Investigating Lincoln’s Grief The Evening Literary Readers discuss Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders, in April. The book won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2017. In Tibetan tradition, the bardo is a transitional place for the soul; an intermediate space between life and rebirth. The story is set in a graveyard and told by the souls of the dead. Given the unique narrative style, this novel is unlike any other. While immersed in loss, it often soars to moments of incredible beauty. Please join the group for discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. All members and guests are welcome. –Kevin McClure

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Private Showing of Shape of Speed Enjoy a private reception at Portland Art Museum, followed by an intimate gallery viewing of The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1930–1942, a special exhibition debuting at the museum this summer. Featuring 18 rare, streamlined automobiles and motorcycles, the exhibit demonstrates how auto designers translated the concept of aerodynamic efficiency into exciting machines that, in many cases, looked as though they were moving while at rest. The concept of streamlining has fascinated people for generations. Beginning in the early 1930s and extending until the outbreak of World War II, automotive designers embraced the challenge of styling and Continued on page 38

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ACTIVITIES Culture and Style Continued from page 37 building truly streamlined cars that were fast and fuel-efficient. They were encouraged by the confluence of aircraft design, with the sleek shapes of fast railroad locomotives; new advanced highways such as the Autobahns; and events like the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which showcased futuristic design. The Museum will display 16 cars and two motorcycles — the best of that era’s streamlined offerings — from Europe and the United States. Engineering drawings and period photographs will show some of the aircraft, railroad, ship, and yacht designs that influenced the automakers. Meet at Portland Art Museum. Ticket includes viewing, heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. The cost is $42 per person. MEV683


Start Summer with a Seaside Social Celebrate the arrival of summer with one of the most anticipated dates on the MAC calendar, the annual Street Fair! Soak in the sun – hopefully – during the Seaside Social from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, in the

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Celebrate the arrival of summer with the Street Fair in the Turnaround on Wednesday, June 20. The event is open to the community. Turnaround. Take in performances by the MAC Company Dancers, beach-inspired crafts, face painting, boardwalk games and

prizes. Enjoy complimentary ice cream and family-friendly festivities. This event is open to members and their guests, as well as MAC’s

ACTIVITIES neighbors in the Goose Hollow community. No registration is required.



June Dance Reserved for Eighth Graders Members in eighth grade are invited to the Junior Dance on Friday, June 1. Member registration opens at 10 a.m. Friday May 1. Reservations must be made under the junior’s name or member number. Guest registration will be based on availability after a two-week member registration period. The junior dance dress code, safety, and dancing rules, as stated in the Junior Dance Agreement and Release of Liability, are strictly enforced. For more information or to register, visit the or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235.

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Spring Sing-Along Celebrates Rat Pack The MelloMacs run through iconic classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the rest of the legendary Rat Pack during the annual Spring Sing-Along from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 6. This year’s performance features MAC dancers, dueling pianos, guest singers and enough musicians to achieve the big band sound of the era. –Dede Priest and Susan Kirschner


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6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 This presentation, with attorney Eric Pickard, educates members on Oregon’s DUI laws. DUI is one of the most commonly committed crimes with the widest demographic of offenders. Drivers should be aware of what constitutes being “under the influence.” Additionally, this presentation discusses how police enforce DUI laws, the general flow and tenor of an investigation, and the consequences (and opportunities) that face people accused or convicted of DUI. Pickard is a Portland native, lifetime MAC member, and has defended hundreds of good people as a DUI specialist with one of the largest DUI firms in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Reynolds Defense Firm, he worked with both the Lane County District Attorney’s Office and the Oregon Department

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Seniors Continued from page 39 of Justice. The cost is $5 and includes light appetizers.


Maximize Your Connections Enjoy coffee and a lively discussion with fellow business people at the bimonthly MAC Professional Business Networking meeting. Build connections while honing networking skills, share current trends, and learn valuable business practices! The next meeting is from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 9. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for guests. Register at or contact At Your Service at 503-517-7235. MEV309


Learn Tips and Tricks for Mobile Devices Senior members are invited to Happy Hour in the Sports Pub with a techie twist: members of the 20s/30’s Committee will be on hand to offer tips for using smartphones and tablets. Bring your mobile devices from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. No registration required.

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Senior Brunch This month’s Senior Brunch falls on Monday, April 26. Stop by the Sports Pub from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, April 26 to meet, eat and mingle. No registration required.


Play Pitch with Members at MAC Participate in a Pitch Tournament on Wednesday, April 18. Pitch is an American trick-taking card game derived from the

ACTIVITIES English game of All Fours (Seven Up). Enjoy a light dinner buffet and a beverage at the no-host bar starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by four rounds of Pitch starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. If you are a beginner and wish to have a brief tutorial, please indicate your interest when you register. The cost is $40 for members and $48 for guests, and includes a light buffet and a $10 buy-in. Partners must sign up together.




Three Shows Remain This Season at Keller Join MAC members for more Broadway musicals at the Keller Auditorium this season. Reservations are still available for Love Never Dies, Phantom of the Opera and Waitress. Seats are assigned in the order of reservations received. Motor coach transportation is included for all shows and departs MAC 30 minutes before each performance. Tickets are non-refundable. Register online or call At Your Service at 503-517-7235.


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Janice Burger Chief executive Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Education and training University of Washington: B.A. in economics, masters in health administration

Where did you grow up? Edmonds, about 15 miles north of Seattle

Why did you build your career at Providence? My original plan when I came to Providence was to stay for one year, but I fell in love with my husband, Portland and the people of Providence. There is nothing better than working beside people with a calling to serve others.

What is your dream for Providence in Oregon? I want us to lead the way in transforming health care in a way that improves health, lowers cost and always puts the patient’s needs first. We must be steadfast in our commitment to an inclusionary system of care, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing soccer, running, biking, golfing and reading.

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What’s a great memory or experience at Providence? I was lucky to serve when many of the Sisters of Providence were here. I remember talking to Sr. Rita Ferschweiler, who was hospital administrator when the decision was made to move the hospital from Portland to its current site in Washington County. I love and admire Sr. Rita and the other sisters for their care, compassion and unwavering commitment to the Mission.

Who were your mentors? I have been blessed with many extraordinary mentors, including Greg Van Pelt, John Fletcher and Sr. Lynda Thompson to name a few. They have modelled what it means to be a “servant leader.”

Why does philanthropy matter? Community support takes an organization from being just good to excellent. Philanthropy provides support for innovation, research, patient-centered care and services for the poor and vulnerable. I give to Providence because I trust and believe in the Mission and the extraordinary care we provide.

Club Scrapbook 35th Annual MAC Open MAC hosted 1,166 gymnasts competing in 21 sessions over the course of this year’s MAC Open, including two teams from Japan and one from Canada. Tosu Gymnastics and Try Gymnastics (Japan) both qualified to finals. The MAC girls team took 2nd place in team finals to Broadway Gymnastics. The boys placed 3rd in team finals behind OMEGA and Oroville Gymnastics. PHOTOS BY ADAM WICKHAM

1. Claire Anderson – balance beam 2. Michael Smith – high bar 3. Adam Wolfe – parallel bars 4. Ellyse Jensen – balance beam 5. Brennan Kane – vault 6. Austin Kirk – parallel bars 7. Kayla Marshak – floor exercises


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continued from page 43 8. Former MAC presidents gather for their annual dinner and photo. First row, Michael Falkenstein, Janice Marquis, Robert Radler, Marilyn Lindgren, and Burke Rice; second row, John Vranizan, Linda Marshall, Darcy Henderson, Philip Brown and Jim Connolly; third row, Kenneth Stephens, Thomas Elliott, Daniel McNeil, and Carl Burnham III; fourth row, Scott Andrews, Robert Gulick, Phil Juckeland, and Ross Meinhart; top row, George Spencer, Darwin Green, Skip Frank and Bill Crist. 9. MAC basketball teams triumphed at this year’s Pacific Coast Athletic Club tournament hosted by Seattle’s Washington Athletic Club. The PCAC AA champions are Coach Rich Wold, Trond Williams, Ben McCracken, Dustin Geddis, Ryan Menten, Jon MacDonald, Jared Buckmaster, Scott Dougherty and Vic Remmers. 10. PCAC Masters champions are, front row, Glen Coblens, Coach Dave Immel, Lance Marr, Nico Harris, Robert Phillips and Tom Ferris; back row, Kevin Grant, Dirk Koopman, Brian Currier, Eric Heinle, Earl Martin and Paddy Ryan. 11. PCAC Golden Masters champions are, front row, Coach Randy Krichevsky, Peter Coffey, Michael Holton, Robert Larson and Chuck Katter; back row, Kurt Weiss, Mark Hesse, Ric Raivio, Mike Brohoski, Doug Kintzinger and Bill Patton. 12. Kaulike Souza, Lynn Le and Molly Sparkman get ready to punch during the March Box-a-thon, which raised more than $2,000 for Multnomah Athletic Foundation. 13. Executive Chef Philippe Boulot and Sous Chef Deanna Bascom hosted a brunch for 250 people to benefit the Blanchet House, a safe space that provides food and shelter to those in need. The chefs have been volunteering with the organization for the past five years.



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From the Archives

Taming Tanner Creek T

he Goose Hollow neighborhood was named after a small canyon, popular with large flocks of geese, that was carved out by Tanner Creek. Around the end of the 19th century, the hollow was filled in to provide more flat land for development. Tanner Creek was redirected to the Willamette River through underground pipes. As ingenious as this system was, it couldn’t replicate the natural drainage patterns of the hollow, and the area occasionally suffered considerable flooding as a result. In this image, an individual canoes across a flooded Multnomah Field – on top of a portion of the now underground creek – in 1904. The 1900 clubhouse is visible behind the water, and the North Pacific Exposition Building is on the left. While flooding risks to the field were later alleviated by gradual efforts to raise the field by adding fill and improving the drainage system, this images reminds us to be careful about how we interact with the physical environments and ecosystems around us. –Luke Sprunger, Club Archivist WM

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he phrase “calories in, calories out,” has a nice ring to it. Unfortunately, when it comes to eating healthy, is doesn’t tell the whole story. I know the previous statement might be hard to digest, but rather than focusing on total calories, we should turn our attention toward macronutrients. Macronutrients make up the caloric content of food, and are divided into three categories: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It’s important to eat a healthy balance of those three things, which is why it’s risky to lump them into one category – the dreaded calorie – to be counted and fussed over. All macronutrients have a caloric value, but it’s better to focus on their nutrient density. For instance, you may get fewer calories from a hot dog on a white bun, but you’ll be better off if you reach for a nutrient-dense turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, even if it has more calories.

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And when it comes to oranges, you are better off choosing the whole fruit over a cup of juice, which has a fraction of the fiber and likely has added sugar. Get the idea? All three macronutrients are different and your body needs proportions of each one, every day, to function properly. If you’re worrying about calories at the expense of nutrients, you will eventually become sluggish, injury-prone, and, over time, nutrient deficient. If you want to eat healthier, I encourage you to focus less on counting calories, and spend more time thinking about the quality of those calories and the combination of macronutrients in every meal. If you have questions about macronutrients or other nutritionrelated questions inquiries, contact me at tchristensen@themac. com or 503-223-6251 ext. 1834. –Tysen J. Christensen




he wellness theme for April is sustainability. That’s exciting for me, since integrative medicine’s key role is to help patients sustain a desired quality of life. I try to help patients reach their goals by building a foundation. A foundation starts with basic improvements to diet, exercise,

sleep and energy. From there, we build on balancing hormones, stress and digestion. Next, we address inflammation and specific health concerns. We approach changes slowly, because too many drastic changes

are most likely unattainable and unsustainable. When we make incremental, realistic goals and treatment plans, changes are sustainable. While many of the latest diet plans are fine, they call for such a drastic lifestyle change, the majority of us cannot sustain them for long. Small changes in lifestyle and diet can cause enough of a positive impact that we crave the next step. There is something very powerful in sustainability. Making a consistent choice to say “no” to the doughnut and “yes” to the StairMaster is rewarding. It’s not always easy to make the healthy decision, but it’s my job to help patients make a plan – a plan they can start now and maintain in the future. Questions, concerns, topic ideas? Email me at, drop by my office in the Exercise and Conditioning Room, or join me for “Happy Hour with your Naturopath” on the second Tuesday of each month. –Lindsey Nelson

Aging Gracefully: Falling Clinic Balance is the ability to hold the body in a steady position so you do not fall. It becomes even harder as you age – and even more important. Students in the falling clinic, which takes place at noon Tuesday May 15, in the Gymnastics Arena, work on keeping their balance, good posture and mindfulness as active parts of their lives. This falling clinic is designed to help people learn how to fall correctly and how to get up once you do fall.

Sustainable Snacks at Joe’s Wellness and sustainability go hand-inhand. With that in mind, Nutritionist Tysen Christensen surveyed Joe’s to find a few Earth-friendly snacks. Gogo Squeez – Their propeller-shaped caps use less plastic. In 2011, they partnered with Terracycle, the recycling pioneer, to create a second life for used squeezable snack pouches. Consumers can send back empty pouches to be recycled into playground equipment, notebooks and bags. Pair one with a pack of dark-chocolate-covered almonds from Skinny Dipped. The ethically sourced alternative to common snacks contains less sugar and more fiber and protein than traditional versions, and boasts no artificial or GMO ingredients. Skinny Dipped is a Seattle mom-anddaughter team.

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Rugged Alternatives to Gorge Favorites Author William Sullivan explores lesser known hiking gems that remain open after a devastating fire season. He also leads a hike for members in April.


uthor and hiking guru William L. Sullivan takes members on a virtual tour of new and changed trails he discovered while updating his “100 Hikes” guidebooks for Oregon on his annual visit to MAC at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Several Oregon trails closed in 2017 due to fires, but Sullivan balances that news with descriptions of new destinations from around the state. Discover a reopened waterfall trail in Central Oregon, learn what’s changed in the Columbia Gorge, sample a new section of the Oregon Coast Trail, and explore hot springs in Eastern Oregon. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with anecdotes about history, wildflowers and geology along the way.

eventually, volunteers constructed an alternate route from an abandoned trailhead to take hikers to the Former Fish Creek Mountain Trailhead. From there it’s a ridge hike to the two summits of Fish Creek Mountain with a cut off to secluded lake. The trail is not often used, so therefore a bit brushy. Come prepared with long pants and a willingness to do some aggressive exploring. Bring snacks, plenty of water and hiking poles, and prepare to explore an area unknown to many Oregon hikers. The excursion is 10 miles round trip, with 2,600 feet of elevation gain. Leave MAC at 8 a.m. and return around 4 p.m.

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The day before his talk, Wednesday, April 11, Sullivan co-leads a hike in the Portland region with Walking and Hiking member coach Debbie Bauer. The Fish Creek Mountain excursion used to be a popular five-mile hike that took in a lookout site and a mountain lake with a couple of campsites. In 1996, the road in to the trailhead was washed out. The Forest Service never repaired the road, and

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Sullivan is the author of 22 books about history, mystery and adventure. His latest is an illustrated travel journal, Little Travelers: Six Months in Europe With Two Kids. His journal of a 1,000-mile hike across Oregon, Listening for Coyote, was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s 100 most significant books. He also writes an outdoor column for the Eugene Register-Guard and the Salem Statesman-Journal. WM

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Finding Freedom in MAC’s Pools T

he swimming pools at MAC have meant a lot of different things to a lot of different swimmers over the years: A place to exercise, a refuge from the noise of the world, a giant puddle for kids to splash around in, and even a stage upon which to execute feats of balletic beauty. For MAC member Sophia Malinoski, however, the 50-meter Pool symbolizes something pretty special: Freedom. Specifically, freedom from cancer, freedom to plan for the future, and freedom to spend time with her friends like any normal 10-year-old girl. This month she turns 11, a feat that at one time might have seemed far-fetched. At the age of 8, Sophia was diagnosed with brain cancer, and had surgery to remove the tumor just days before her 9th birthday. She’s now been cancerfree for two years. Sophia’s ordeal and a longtime interest in fashion and design led to her being selected to participate in the Doernbecher Freestyle program to assist in designing cancer-awareness uniforms for the Oregon Ducks. She created a drawing of the Duck stomping out cancer that was used on a jersey and other apparel. She also added her input to the helmet, which was a chromed silver, intended to reflect her favorite color, the blue of the sky. Sophia says that she’s not sure what her next design project will be, but as for long-term goals, she’s more interested in being a doctor when she grows up, like both of her parents.

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“My mom is my hero,” she says. “Because she is nice and an Emergency Doctor at Doernbecher, where she helps sick kids.” In late 2017, Sophia was asked to take part in another highprofile project: to wish Phil Knight a happy birthday. While she did get to meet Phil and Penny Knight in person at the U of O vs. Nebraska game at which the team sported her designs, this wish was via a video OHSU made to thank the Knights for all they’ve done to fund cancer research at the hospital. Sophia’s portion of the video shows her engaged in a number of activities she enjoys as a cancer-free kid, one of which is swimming at MAC. “I love that all my friends are there, and we can do activities together,” she says. Sophia and her parents have been MAC members since 2013, and according to her mom, she’s always loved the water. She also says that it’s not just swimming that the family has gained extra appreciation for in the wake of their ordeal. “Aside from being extremely grateful, we’ve come out of this thinking that shared experiences are the most important thing,” Sehra Sampson says. “Don’t put things off. Vacation together. Go skiing. We even got a dog.” What else has Sophia learned that she would pass on to other kids who might be dealing with a situation similar to her own? Simple. “Be brave,” she says. WM


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Life After Swim Lessons: The Next Steps M

ost parents know MAC has a thriving swim-lesson program, but the club also has something for kids who want to take their strokes to the next level. MAC offers two competitive tracks for swimming, synchronized swimming or swim team. Both offer an amazing group of experienced coaches, and foster a positive, dynamic team experience for children.

Synchronized Swimming Synchronized swimming combines elements of several different sports to create choreographed routines set to music. If your child enjoys the water, likes to dance or enjoys gymnastics, they will love synchro. Synchro teams are for those ages 6 to 18, and coaches recommend that a swimmer be comfortable going under deep water, and has a working knowledge of freestyle and backstroke before joining. Tryouts for the team take place in September. “We let everyone try out, and if they need more work we suggest they stay in swim school a little longer,” says Head Coach Lucie Svrcinova. “Your child can also benefit from taking a couple of private lessons prior to tryouts. Getting one-on-one attention means that your child will be able to fine-tune their strokes, and improve their chances of making the cut.” Once on the team, practice frequency and competition schedules vary based on age level, but you can expect to commit to at least two practices a week and three to five meets a year. Meets include scoring on figures and routines, and the schedule also includes one exhibition at MAC, so that friends, family, and other members can see all of the hard work the teams put into

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their sport. Want to know more? Contact Lucie Svrcinova at or 503-517-7513.

Swim Team The MAC Swim School uses the SwimAmerica program, which focuses on building a well-rounded, proficient, competitive swimmer, so it’s only naturally the club would also have a spectacular swim team. Once children reach level six in the lesson program, they are ready to try out for Stroke School. This team practices in the Sun Deck Pool, and is made up levels six and seven. It’s perfect for getting the feel of a team environment, while not having to commit to tons of rigourous practices. Swimmers continue to learn and develop their skills as they move through the club’s five teams (Stroke School, Flying Ms, Age Group 2, Age Group 1, and Senior), and they have the opportunity to progress to the next level at monthly Fun Meets. Tryouts are held seasonally, and everyone is invited to attend. If you’re interested in Stroke School, additional tryouts can be arranged. A swimmer should have a working knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. Knowledge of breastroke and butterfly is a bonus. Expect at least two days of practice, but Coach Cyndy von Weller says they “highly encourage at least three days a week” in order to really improve and excel. Nervousness around competition can sometimes deter children from joining teams, which is why the swim team is such a good fit for children who fall into this category. Stroke School and Winged M swimmers are encouraged, but not required, to compete, so they can do so at their own pace. Contact Coach von Weller for more information at or 503-517-7510. -Amanda Colyer


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Sling into Spring with Wednesday Rides Second Saturdays T he days are get longer and the air feels warmer – it must be spring. It must be time for MAC cyclists to wake from hibernation and put the rubber to the road. MAC’s Wednesday Night Rides begin at 5:30 p.m. April 4, in the Turnaround. These rides often climb nearby hills, but always include multiple options to suit different levels of experience and fitness. The rides start at 6 p.m. beginning in May, and move to a regular schedule. • First Wednesday – Sauvie Island School: This is a flat ride, great for those new to cycling. • Second and fourth Wednesdays – Germantown and Skyline: This ride includes hills and is typically longer. The route varies each week. • Third Wednesdays – MAC Turnaround: Climb shorter hills and explore Portland’s urban treasures. In August, MAC Cycling will hold its Club Championships on three consecutive Wednesday nights, dates TBD. These rides include an individual time trial, a hill climb and a team time trial, and are open to all. They are a great introduction to low-pressure competition in a safe environment.

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Second Saturday Rides are a great recreational introduction to our program, and begin on April 14, with a new course, leaving from the boat ramp at Broughton Beach Park on Marine Drive for a beginner-friendly ride to Troutdale and back. Future rides include: • May 12 – Forest Grove/Hagg Lake: This woodsy and rolling loop starts at the Grand Lodge. • June 9 – Banks-Timber-Vernonia Loop: There are a few climbs with a gentle return on a bike path. • July 7– Rock Creek, extended climbs in the northern West Hills, with post-ride social • Aug. 11– Edgefield/Bull Run: This classic and hilly loop includes beautiful country roads and a perfect setting for post-ride fun. • September: MAC Cycling does not hold a ride as several cyclists enter Cycle Oregon. • Oct. 13 – MAC Urban Tour: A relaxed ride that usually includes a stop for pie. MAC’s member coaches and committee members look forward to riding with cyclists of all levels. For more information, visit theMAC. com or call the Outdoor Manager Chad Failla at 503-517-7574. - Ian Penner

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The annual Bench Press Contest returns with a format change. This year’s event takes place on one day, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Exercise and Conditioning Room. Sign up in the E&C Room.


Performing Show White with NW Dance Theatre MAC Company dancers are guest performers in Northwest Dance Theatre’s spring concert, featuring a world premiere of the classical ballet, Snow White, and new work by renowned choreographers. Watch the evil queen, adorable forest creatures and fun-loving dwarves as they tell the beloved tale of Snow White. Performances are at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at or by calling 503-925-3898.

MAC Dance Company Auditions 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, Studio Three The MAC Company program, which encompasses the main Company, Junior

The MAC Spring Dance Recital takes place Saturday, May 19, in Lincoln Hall at Portland State University. Company and Crew dancers, provides the opportunity for young dancers to be part of a working dance company in a supportive, challenging and fun environment. Dancers are accepted by audition only. Selection is based on talent, knowledge of technique,

demonstrated love for dance, positive attitude and ability to learn choreography. The Company season runs September through July. Continued on page 60

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EARLY BIRDS The Early Birds have a busy spring schedule, with an upcoming Pickleball event, a giving drive for the Community Warehouse and a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Waterfront Park.

Pickleball: Sampling a New Paddle Sport The Early Birds also host a giving drive for the Community Warehouse in April


he Early Birds invite you to try Pickleball this April. All Early Birds, their guests and any other MAC early risers are invited to meet in the Main Gym, where Court Sports Manager Dan Baggett will teach the basics of Pickleball to early risers between 5:45 and 6:45 a.m. Friday, April 13. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, including the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, a net and rules similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but has become one of America’s most popular growing sports among all ages. Everyone is welcome. No reservations necessary.

Urging members to come clean The Early Birds invite members to donate lightly used household items to the Community Warehouse. From Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, a collection barrel will be near the Athletic Entrance, so members can

conveniently contribute household items to families moving from homelessness or other crises into new homes. Those served include veterans, people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, those recovering from substance abuse and low-income families. The Community Warehouse especially needs kitchen utensils, pots and pans, towels, tableware, manual can openers, and alarm clocks. Fragile items such as dishes should be carefully packed. To arrange for furniture pickup or for more information, visit The organization works with more than 200 social service agencies and helps create homes for 60 families every week. Last year, the Warehouse assisted 7,800 people in our community. All donations of goods to are tax-deductible.

Cinco de Mayo The Early Birds celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 5:45-6:45 a.m. Friday, May 4, with festive treats and music at Waterfront Park, by the Salmon Springs Fountain at the foot of Salmon Street. Everyone is welcome to come to the waterfront and take a swing at the piñata! WM

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ATHLETICS Dance Continued from page 00 The main Company is the pre-professional track for those who may wish to pursue dance in college or as a career. These dancers take classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary and Pilates, and the group travels to an annual national competition. The MAC Junior Company is a training program for dancers ages 9 through 12 who are ready for a higher level of focus and commitment than recreational classes. The MAC Dance Crew encompasses breakdance, hip hop and tap styles, and participants perform locally, and represent MAC at competitions.

Spring Recital The MAC Dance recital is Saturday, May 19, in Lincoln Hall on the PSU campus, with show times at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.. This year’s recital will take the audience on a creative journey from “Hood to Coast.” Performers include the competitive Company, Junior Company, and Crew dancers, as well as the MAC recreational dance classes. Purchase tickets at For more information, please contact the Dance office at x522 or DAN902-DAN903

MAC’s popular boxing classes return in April.


Spring Boxing Starts in April MAC Boxing classes return this spring with a variety of classes to choose from.

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Whether you’ve never thrown a punch, or a seasoned veteran, there is a class for you. For the first two weeks of April, dropin classes are offered for the introductory Knockout classes. The classes are open for all to try at $25 per class. If you find it’s a Continued on page 62

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ATHLETICS Fitness Continued from page 60 good fit, add a second class during the same week for $15, and any additional classes that week are free. The spring boxing eight-week program starts Monday, April 16, and runs through Saturday, June 9. Registration is required for all classes. The cost $25/class. A second class during the week is $15, and any other classes taken during the week are FREE. Boxing is a great full body workout that incorporates cardio, muscle strength, endurance, and it’s also sure to give your self-esteem a boost. Give yourself a fighting chance to try something new this spring, or if you’re a regular, keep fighting the good fight. Contact Molly Sparkman at 503-2236251 ext. 1851 or to register or if you have any questions. For a complete schedule of boxing classes and dropin times, visit the personal training pages at

Summer Camps MAC boxing also offers another round of youth summer boxing camps. Early KO boxing camps are geared towards improving self-confidence and physical fitness.

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MAC’s handball players continued a run of tournament success this winter. Participants learn the basics of proper footwork and punching techniques, while maximizing strength, speed and stamina. Classes include heavy-bag work, instructor mitt work, interval training and plyometric exercises. No prior experience or equipment is required. Check the Summer Guide to Camps and Classes for details and registration.


A Winning Weekend for MAC Handball Super Bowl weekend proved to be a busy one for MAC handball players. Several players competed in the annual Pacific University

ATHLETICS Boxer Doubles tournament, with older MAC players often paired up with a student, if the skill sets were comparable. Lucky Dave Delaney came away as the Open winner, playing with a former MAC Athletic Member, but faced stiff competition in an all-out shootout from Josh Bateman and Brian Lee in the final match. It has been good to see Lee back on the court again, and Bateman’s game has been developing steadily. He is now a threat to reach any Open final. Andy Romanchock played with a Pacific student and did well in a tough bracket, as did veteran Craig Trull, who teamed up with Pacific’s three-time national champion to capture fifth place in the Open division. Matt Steele and a student were able to snag fourth place as well. The Mike and Mike show, Casey and Steele, braved the B doubles bracket and played a round robin against Pacific students. With a combined age of 140 years, they played three teams but gave up 100 years to each of them – and it showed. When it was all over, the students had an excellent idea of what it means to play this game at age 70 and older.


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MAC Karate’s annual Women’s SelfDefense Seminar has become a Club favorite over the years. Attendees learn about prevention first: to be aware of their surroundings, make smart decisions about where they walk or run, and to carry themselves with confidence and purpose. Partner exercises are another highlight of the course, with participants practicing several different methods for breaking holds as well as kneeing and kicking vulnerable areas. The seminar, open to women ages 12 and up, is taught by black belt-level instructors from MAC Karate and its parent organization. “We really enjoy sharing this information with the community. Hopefully we teach people to prevent an attack before it happens, but also give them some tools to protect themselves if the worst happens,” explains Sensei Scott Pillsbury, who has taught the class in the past. “Prevention is always the best way to handle a self-defense situation, but if that isn’t possible, it is good to have a plan to protect yourself.” Keep an eye out for the next seminar, coming this spring. Class runs for two hours and registration is $10. And, for an expanded look at self-defense and the art and sport of Continued on page 64 APRIL 2018

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ATHLETICS Karate Continued from page 63 Japanese Karate, all members are welcome to join the karate program. Regular classes are held Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and beginners are always welcome. Please contact Matt Walsh at for more information.


Unlock the Potential of the Foam Roller In a two-hour, hands-on workshop and lecture, Personal Trainer Michelle Damis teaches students how foam rolling releases and lengthens muscles, breaks up adhesions, increases flexibility and strength, speeds workout recovery, boosts performance, and can alleviate pain, as well as correct dysfunctional movement patterns. There are three options: noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21; 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 19; and 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 20.

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ATHLETICS today and learn the benefits of foam rolling for athletic performance and injury prevention/rehab. Sessions are held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 20. For more information or to register, please contact Michelle Damis at mdamis@themac. com.


Skiing Continues in the Summer With MAC’s summer ski camps right around the corner, member Payton shares her experience at last year’s camps. Last summer, I had the opportunity to experience two fantastic MAC summer ski camps. I participated in the Family Ski Camp with my dad and the weeklong overnight MAC Alpine Summer Ski Camp with my friends. Both camps were completely different, but they were super fun! Family camp was four days long, and coaches focused on slalom and giant slalom skills throughout the week. I loved the camp because it was laid back. It was like a training day, but calmer and low key. Additionally, I was able to hang out with all of my friends and their families. The camp is open to kids of all ages. As a result, I skied with friends who were older and younger than me. Family Camp was also a great bonding experience with my dad. I had a lot of quality time with him and we both enjoyed our time in the sun and snow. The overnight camp was one-week long, and we stayed at Huckleberry Inn in Government Camp. For this camp, MAC partnered with the McCall Winter Sports Club and we all skied, slept, ate and laughed together. I stayed with some of my best ski friends in a room overlooking Government Camp! I also met many new friends from McCall, Idaho. The camp focused on slalom and giant slalom skills and techniques, and we had one full day off from training where we watched a movie in Sandy. Each day we trained at Timberline in the morning, shared video of our training day, and attended a dryland activity in the afternoon. My favorite dry-land activity was hiking to Trillium Lake and jumping off of the rocks into the water! I learned a lot about myself throughout the week. This overnight camp was such a great learning experience for me. I learned a lot about my skiing and learned new ways to improve my skills.

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ATHLETICS Ski Continued from page 65 The summer was a blast! I loved both of these camps, and I would definitely recommend that you try at least one of them next summer. -Payton Bogatin, U14 MAC Alpine Ski Team Member


Pacific Coast Doubles Championships 2018 Nearly 100 squash players from across the region descended on MAC in January for the annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championships tournament, with three members capturing gold: Phoebe Trubowitz (Women’s Open), Erik Wohlgemuth (Men’s 40+) and Josh Hilton (Mixed Division 1). Trubowitz and Wohlgemuth have won multiple PAC Coast titles. Following tradition, Sunday’s matches featured finals in the gallery court. The gallery reached capacity for the women’s finals, as Trubowitz and Shirin Kaufman, from San Francisco, beat Canadians Tessa Breukels and Ruth Castillino 3-1.

The competitive ski season may be over, but MAC’s Payton Bogatin is getting ready for summer camps on Mount Hood. Trubowitz was back on the same court for the Mix Division event with doubles partner Jeffrey Young of the Olympic Club. The gallery was treated to professional-level squash

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ATHLETICS Will Gurner and Mauricio Sanchez de la paz faced Canada’s Justin Todd and Jason Del Vicario, the tournament’s No. 1 seeded team. The local favorites put a damper on the typically boisterous Canadian crowd by rushing out to a 2-0 lead. But the Canadians clawed their way back into the game. In the end, a shot-stopping effort by Todd, who seemed to appear everywhere on the court, put the lid on the MAC’s team’s great effort. Despite Sanchez de la Paz’s limited previous doubles play, he staged a fine effort, perhaps showing his true squash colors. Other MAC finalists were Chuck Williams (Division 1), Habib Rahman and Gary Johnson (60-plus), Dave Jubitz and Mike Houghton (70-plus), John Herman and John Day (75-plus) and Amy and Byron Gaddis (Consolation Mix Division 1). With some creative scheduling, MAC was able to host all the draw times exclusively at the club. The weekend included a Hawaiian buffet, free-flowing beer, incredible squash play and dinner at the Mark Spencer Hotel. Member Katherine Johnson deserves kudos for bringing this great event to a crescendo. The Squash Committee congratualtes Will Gruner, Gary Johnson, Julian Illingworth, Amy Gaddis, Mark Bogdanoff, Richard Appleyard, Katherine Johnson, Erik Wohlgemuth, Tom Abernathy, Tom Taylour, Josh Hilton and Rhea Nelson for helping to make the tournament a success.

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Six Swim Records Fall at MAC The holiday break has a different meaning to swimmers than it does to the typical student. It is the time of the year when practices are the hardest. Athletes are able to grind out thousands of meters in the pool, building a strong base in anticipation of the championship season in February and March. This year was included some of the toughest practices in recent memory, as well as some pretty tough swimmers. They have already seen great results from their efforts. Four MAC swimmers broke six team records in January and February. Those includes Sam Borus in the 8-and-under girls 25-meter butterfly; Piper Winder in the 11 and 12 girls 1,000 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle; Emma Matous in the 13-14 girls 200 IM; and Van Mathias in the 15-18 boys 100 and 200 freestyle. These performances are a snapshot of what the swim team has been accomplishing! Continued on page 68

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Athletes competing for MAC could be eligible for developmental funding. Continued from page 67


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Spring Trunk Show Tuesday, April 3 | 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Various local vendors display their wares.

The Triathlon and Running Committee is putting together a relay team for Hood to Coast this year. Hood to Coast is a spirited, two-day running event, in which teams cover 200 miles between Mount Hood and Seaside. Those interested in being a part of the team should fill out an interest form by Friday, April 20, at this link: MAC racers should keep in mind that they may be eligible for funding through the Triathlon and Running Committee, which has developmental funds available to those who race for the club. Submit a developmental funding request form, a brief race report/ recap and a photo, in MAC gear, within 30 days of race completion to be eligible for up to $100 per race and $300 per year.


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MAC’s junior volleyball teams recently competed in the first Columbia Empire


Ad-15 l Ethics / integrity Volleyball Association Power League tournament of the season. MAC’s U14 team led the way, finishing second out of 143 teams in the competition. Several teams recently returned from their first travel tournament. The U18 teams competed in Las Vegas while most other teams traveled to Seattle for competition. In Seattle, the MAC’s 14-2 team earned a second-place finish in the Silver division. Several teams also traveled to Colorado in March to compete in the Colorado Crossroads Tournament, and in April, MAC teams are traveling to Reno to compete in the Far Western National Qualifier tournament.


Private Yoga Space Opens More Options MAC welcomed a new private yoga space at the beginning of this year. The space resides near the new Wellness Hub inside the Exercise & Conditioning Room and features a quiet place for students to meet with instructors. In addition to yoga props, this space features a rope wall. The yoga rope wall is the queen bee of all yoga props. Both active and passive poses can be done on the rope wall, making it easier to find alignment while creating incredible length and stretch. The yoga rope allows students to find a new perspective on poses. Balancing poses offer more security with the ropes, while the ropes take the weight off your hands, shoulders, head or arms during inversions. For those looking to perfect a pose, work through an injury or find new direction in a yoga practice, a private session is a great way to start. For more information, contact Yoga Supervisor Lisa Buchmiller at lbuchmiller@

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President-elect of the Docent Council at the Portland Art Museum, Jennifer Holzapfel-Hanson, leads an interactive art tour from 6:45-8:15 p.m. Friday, May 4, around MAC. The theme of the tour is “nurturing,” which is also the theme for the yoga department in May. A MAC yoga instructor and beekeeper, Holzapfel-Hanson will frame a discussion about nurturing in relation to stories about how honeybees operate in and outside the hive. Using the dynamics within a bee colony as a lens through which to view artwork, participants can gain a greater understanding about nurturing themselves and others.



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Yoga Continued from page 69 The honeybees in a hive that work as nurse bees to attend to the baby bees, feed the queen, bring back food for the hive, and pollinate our world are all female. In the month of May, when mothers are celebrated, honeybees are a wonderful example of nurturing, and MAC’s art collection has some wonderful examples of the feminine. Male bees have no stingers – also a great reminder that cultivating a softer side is just as important for masculine balance. How is this portrayed in art? In this walking tour, Holzapfel-Hanson will engage with multiple artworks to discover a new way of seeing art and honeybees. In the process, members will gain an appreciation of the Club’s art — and artists from the Pacific Northwest — as well as shine a light on how art can help nurture the spirit. Register online at WM

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MAUI MAALAEA SURF – KIHEI – Exquisitely furnished beachfront condo. Sandy beaches, swimming pool, tennis. 2 masters, 2 BA, townhome. Questions, rates & availability – contact:, MAUI WAILEA EKAHI – Deluxe 1 BR, 2 BA condo w/ocean, mountain and garden views. Spring/summer dates available, fully renovated. Call 503-5023244



PARIS APARTMENT – At Notre Dame. Elegant 2 BR, 2 BA, in the heart of Paris. 503-227-3722

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

CHARMING PARIS APARTMENT – Superb location. Contact

BIG ISLAND – Private 3 BR, 3 BA home with pool on 2.7 acres overlooking Kailua-Kona. Call 714824-1957 or visit

PARIS – B&B on Rue Cherche Midi near Invalides. $150/night. 503-801-6084

WAIKOLOA – Oceanfront 2 BR, 2 BA. Club w/ pool, fitness, tennis, bball, golf disc. 503-629-9999

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Closing Thoughts Kali Bader is a lifelong MAC member and the proud mom of two Girl Scouts.

Learning Life Lessons from Girl Scout Cookies I am a busy, full-time working, grade-A control freak of a mom who likes to keep everything organized. Sometimes that is fantastic for our family. Sometimes, not so much. I tend to avoid those “just for the heck of it” pursuits due to eventual clean-up or the need to stay on a schedule, but as my kids have grown up, I have found a way to be a bit more flexible. My kids are not robots and do not follow my schedule. However, they are lovely, imperfect, funny, creative and generally very pleasing little beings. I have two girls and a boy, and when my oldest wanted to join the Girl Scout troop at her school in first grade, I had a very hard time acquiescing to that request. I pictured boxes and boxes and boxes of cookies overrunning my house and life, and I almost told her no. I am so glad I said yes. My oldest is 10 years old and my younger daughter is 7, so they are Junior and Daisy Girl Scouts, respectively. We have gotten this pre-sale cookie business down to a science. My husband “sells” at his law firm. I email family and friends, bug my coworkers, and email all the people on our quiet, dead-end street. I should have known this year would be interesting with the presales. My 10-year-old decided that an email was no good and that she wanted to hoof it up and down the street, selling at about the same time a friend of mine on the street let me know in no uncertain terms that an email from me for my girls’ cookie-selling efforts was absolutely not okay. So, the girls went out and asked for orders on the street. Through these fairly modest efforts, generally by the adults in the house, my oldest had sold 185 boxes and my youngest had sold 75. I felt like that was a great result, and maybe we could skip most of the cookie-selling booths. You know what I mean. The hordes of constant Girl Scouts selling cookies at your local grocery store, the ones who pendulum between totally quiet and over-the-top obnoxious. My oldest was adamant about getting to a goal of 300 boxes sold, and that meant more than one booth sale. I signed up both of my daughters for five booths altogether, and committed myself to four of those booths with them. I dreaded them. The cold, rainy weather in Portland in February is an awful time to stand outside for longer than ten minutes, but the booth sales are for one-hundred and twenty minutes. I am not a salesperson. My kids have been more shy than outgoing. Dread. Then, the very unexpected happened. I expected weird people to lecture us on tooth decay because of the cookies - that did happen. I expected people to give us grief about the types of cookies, the ingredients and the lack of flavor - that also happened. I expected a lot of people to rush by without buying or acknowledging my girls – happened! However, I didn’t expect the absolute best of humanity to find us at each booth. That happened, too. One of our locations was at the central library in Beaverton on a windy, rainy, and very cold day. Just my oldest daughter and I were manning the booth. The librarian forced us to move to where there

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were even more puddles, and I was feeling very conflicted about the entire process. Then a woman walked up and handed me her library book and asked to whom the checks should be made out for the cookies. She wrote a check for $50, paid for the cookies of the woman next to her, and told us to keep the rest. She didn’t need any cookies. She was an unremarkable, pleasant-looking, 60-something woman who was rushing in to get a book she had saved for book club. But she stopped and noticed us. My daughter, by nature very shy, found a big voice and loudly said hello to everyone. She told people to have a nice day, and often, they stopped moving forward and would return to us to talk, buy cookies or make a donation. Her enthusiasm was catching. One older man who worked through his wallet to give us a $5 donation, which was a lot of money for him, asked us to find someone who could use the cookies. After our shift, we walked through the library and found a couple - clearly homeless or home challenged - and offered them a box of cookies. They were arguing, and my daughter started to back away from them. She was frightened, but then as soon as they saw us, they turned and smiled. When we offered the cookies, their smiles turned to beaming grins, and they couldn’t have thanked us enough. My daughter had tears in her eyes and told me that we found the right people. Another booth our troop was staffing found a man who could use a box of donated cookies and told him that he happened to be their 20th person upon counting customers at the store and had won a box of cookies. He dropped his many bags and said, “I have never won anything in my life! This is amazing! Maybe my luck is turning.” He then asked to have a picture taken with the girls. I am tearing up just writing this specific story because maybe, just maybe his luck did change, or he changed the luck for someone else that day. To the truck driver who brought us four hot chocolates and bought four boxes of cookies, thank you. To the man who just moved here from Russia and asked us a million questions about the program, thank you. To the woman who seemed like she couldn’t be bothered, but turned when my daughter told her to “Have a great day,” and gave us $40, thank you. To everyone who acknowledges how hard it is for these girls to put away their shyness, stand in the cold and market cookies, whether you buy cookies, give a donation, or not, thank you. Saying hello goes a long way for these young, impressionable girls. My daughters have learned the importance of giving back, taking no for an answer, and finding the good in almost everyone we encountered. Yes, they made their sales goals, and their troops will have funds to do exciting and adventurous things. And yes, I still hate the impending cookie-selling season. But the people. They are funny, lovely, hilarious and awesome. Very much like the girls doing the selling. I wish more people could view these imperfectly perfect encounters and know that good people are everywhere, probably eating boxes and boxes and boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

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The Winged M, April 2018  

The magazine for members of Multnomah Athletic Club.

The Winged M, April 2018  

The magazine for members of Multnomah Athletic Club.