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THE PATH TO WELLNESS: Club Supports Holistic Member Journeys

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

AUGUST 2022 | VOL. 111 No. 8


Jeannine Buskuhl at the Golf Scramble.




50 | Wide World of Wellness

Get to know Fitness & Wellness Manager Maddy Sweeney and her vision for the future.

21 | Be Like Bud


The Multnomah Athletic Foundation transitions one of its inspiring awards into the future.

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM Stephanie Cameron Director Molly Brown Project Manager Brandon Davis Photographer Kari Kohrmann Graphic Designer Laura Lawrence Digital Content Specialist Adam Linnman Communications Manager Carina Mears Connery Communications Coordinator Julia Omelchuck Graphic Designer/ Ad Services Coordinator Deanna Pogorelc Content Manager Kelly Robb Marketing Manager Jake Ten Pas Senior Copywriter

C LU B N EW S 11 | Faces of MAC 13 | Artist Profile 15 | DEI 17 | Procurement 18 | Indoor Playground 19 | House Committee 23 | MAF Tributes 25 | Board Nominations 29 | In Memoriam

C U L I NARY 36-37 Recipes

EVENTS 38-43 20s/30s Thirsty Thursdays Tree to Tree Adventure Day

WELLNESS 50-59 Junior Strength & Conditioning MyZone Challenge Sleep Essentials Healthy Skin

AT H L E T I C S 60| Tennis 64| Fitness & Decathlon 66| Golf 68| Handball 5 | VP’s Column 7 | GM’s Column 9 | AD’s Column 34 | Tell Your Story 44 | Scrapbook 68 | Scoreboard 70 | Walk Across America 72 | MAC Marketplace 72 | Advertiser Index

ON THE COVER Photo: Getty Images; Design: Kari Kohrmann.

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Audit Kyle Goulard Athletic Andrew Randles Budget and Finance Kyle Goulard Communications Amanda Harvey Diversity Admissions Maryam Boulori Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Debbie Bensching House Emily Yensen Member Events Mary DiOrio Membership Allison Lee Property Marc Monaghan BOARD

Food & Beverage Rich Director Human Resources Mike Mathews Land Use Kia Selley Technology Eric Miller SPECIALIZED

Arts Susan Kerr Community Involvement Sheri Anderson Investments Doug Post SPORT

Artistic Swimming Marni Davis Basketball Jon MacDonald Climbing Reniera Eddy Cycling Bryan Leslie Dance Ulrike Devoto Early Birds Bill Zander Fitness & Decathlon Steve Brown Golf Larry Vanlaningham Group Exercise Jacqueline Depasse Gymnastics Sara Vanderhoff Handball Conor Casey Karate Mark Twietmeyer Outdoor Activities Program Laura Johnson-Graham Pickleball Mark Jansa Pilates Lisanne Butterfield Racquetball Sanjay Bedi Ski Ken Park Squash Byron Gaddis Swim Brad Fennell Tennis Martin Bleeck Triathlon & Running Dave Hanna Volleyball Darcy Henderson Walking & Hiking Ann Blume Water Fitness Linda Hering Water Volleyball Steve Watson Yoga Miki Chown


elcome to August and the Wellness edition of The Winged M.

Wellness has several definitions, and to each of us it is personal. My wellness journey this year has included a Healthy Board program expos- Marilyn Whitaker ing me to new facets VICE PRESIDENT of the club. I have rock climbed, played pickleball, explored Pilates and karate, and taken a healthy cooking class led by Chef Philip Oswalt. Headspace has provided access to meditation and better sleep habits. In the Recovery Room, Normatec equipment helped me actively recuperate after a workout.

Wellness is also about the health of our club, supported by our committees and staff. Almost 500 members are actively involved in shaping the future of our club and maintaining our history through their involvement in the committee system. Everything from holiday decorating, to sport committees, to house and property committees help guide the club, along with us as board members. On Friday, Sept. 30, MAC hosts the second annual Committee Open House, showcasing all the opportunities to get involved by joining the club governance system. The evening event, in conjunction with MAC’s always popular Family Fridays, features a “fitness party” throughout the clubhouse, as well as social opportunities on the main floor. This year’s focus is the lifelong athlete, and some of MAC’s premier partners and vendors also will be present to highlight the future of health and wellness. Everyone is encouraged to attend

this fun and festive happening, and please consider joining a committee by submitting a Committee Interest Form on

Committees allow members to connect with others and build relationships, and they’re an excellent way to begin a pathway to potentially join the Board of Trustees. Recently, Rob Torch and a small group of past presidents suggested that the board look at the process of nominating candidates to be trustees. After careful consideration, the board has agreed to expand the way in which members are considered as potential trustees. Please see Rob’s article on page 25 for more details.

Wellness is also about the health of our club, supported by our committees and staff. Almost 500 members are actively involved in shaping the future of our club and maintaining our history through their involvement in the committee system. Other key components of wellness are being respected and respectful. As we engage with members and staff, please be mindful of decorum. Complying in spaces where cell phones are not allowed, wearing appropriate attire for the space you are in, and having patience with fellow members and club staff will continue to ensure the rules of our club are respected.

I hope you all are enjoying a great summer, and I look forward to more wellness opportunities in the future.


20s/30s Tori Buck Balladeers Jon Lee Culture and Style Kelly Director Family Events Lindsey Hern Holiday Decorating Bridget Connolly MelloMacs Natalie Willes Social Activities Shaunmarie Gutbezahl


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MANAGER’S COLUMN Board of Trustees President Mary Turina Vice President Marilyn Whitaker Secretary Mike Mathews Treasurer Kyle Goulard Trustees Nathan Ayotte Ryan Chiotti Jenny Kim Mary Manilla Richard Maxwell Alison Rosenblum Jennifer Strait Katherine O. VanZanten General Manager Charles Leverton Executive Leadership Team Tech & Portfolio Director Matt Abraham Finance & Accounting Director Mary Averette Chief of Staff Laura Boley Communications Director Stephanie Cameron Athletic Director Valerie Johnson HR Director Amy Mattson Club Operations Senior Director John Sterbis

Senior Leadership Team Portfolio Manager Patrick Martin Food & Beverage Director Erik Anderson Fitness & Wellness Manager Maddy Sweeney Assistant Athletic Director Chad Failla Retail Manager Conrad Hulen Strategy & Special Projects Manager Nathan Loomis Technology Senior Manager Mark Marcelline Facilities Director Daniel Newell Member Services Manager Kevin Pollack


ach year, leaders of the most prestigious clubs in America gather at the City Athletic Club Managers annual meeting to discuss common issues and trends. I was fortunate enough to attend Charles Leverton this year’s meeting, GENERAL MANAGER hosted by The New York Athletic Club, Harvard Club, Yale Club, University Club of New York, and Knickerbocker Club. It was an impressive display of the best the private club industry has to offer.

From the gorgeous blue of the Yale banners and the contrasting deep crimson of Harvard’s hallowed lounge, to the awe-inspiring library at The University Club of New York, the unbeatable view of Central Park from the rooms at the NYAC, and the opulent grand room at the historic Knickerbocker, I couldn’t help but smile knowing that our members are able to easily access these and many other prestigious clubs across the country.

Facing Similar Challenges Although our clubs vary in size and offerings, we reaffirmed that we are more alike than different. The majority of our peers in the city club and athletic category rely on lodging as their primary offering and revenue driver. They also heavily depend on conference spaces to augment their dues revenue, as their athletic areas are limited in contrast to our broad sport offerings and facilities. Including MAC, only four of the 23 clubs in attendance did not rely on hotel accommodations as a key revenue stream. Despite these operational differences, our challenges are surprisingly similar. City club members are slow to return to their previous routines, as remote working and a shift from urban living has disrupted many of their traditional patterns of behavior. All clubs across the spectrum, including our Canadian partners, were struggling to fill and retain staff, with more than half the clubs

reporting an overwhelming turnover of their key leaders in the past three years. All clubs are also struggling to leverage the outdated industry technology to serve and understand a rapidly changing membership. Diversity, equity, and inclusion was also a much-discussed topic, with many clubs evaluating their member, staff, and governance demographics to better meet the shifting profile of city club members. This includes taking a fresh look at how members experience club facilities, art, and communications. We also had a deep discussion about retaining seniors and finding new ways to keep them in our communities. Finally, clubs all recognize that health and wellness will be a key focus for their memberships. In fact, it is the top priority for almost every club that attended.

Where We Shine Our peer clubs are world-class, and we have many operational areas where we can learn best practices from them. That said, MAC remains at the front of many key categories, proving that our high perennial seat in the national top 10 is not misplaced. The size and complexity of our operations continue to be the envy of every other club in the nation. We are nearly double the membership and triple the facility size of our next-largest peers. “The giant out West,” as we were dubbed by one GM, was referenced frequently as delivering more daily experiences and engagement opportunities than any other club nationally. Our yearlong waitlist is a luxury most other clubs do not enjoy. Our innovations, such as speed gates, fitness remodel, and business improvements, were of great interest to the many clubs now seeking to rapidly modernize. Numerous teams from other clubs have visited us in the past year to learn about our approach and partner with us to improve their own operations. Ultimately, it is this collective approach across all CACM clubs that is our competitive edge. The “rising tide” of our partnerships will inevitably “lift all boats.” What other industry can boast nearly two dozen “businesses” that not only have endured for over a century each but also maintain collegial relationships throughout? Private clubs are truly a special breed, and we are fortunate to be among the best of them.


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for the future. As the director of athletics, I work closely with the Athletic Committee to ensure the operations of athletics align with the member vision.

ello, MAC community!

This month marks my first anniversary as your club director of athletics. I want to thank members and staff for providing such a warm welcome and for being true team players as we worked to return to full operations.


Transitions are always challenging, but they can also be some of the most rewarding experiences. As a club, we have and will continue to experience numerous changes.

On Aug. 23 of last year, when I walked into Multnomah Athletic Club, it marked the first time since 1996 that I would not be spending my year on a college campus. The predictable hustle and bustle of student-athletes and coaches preparing for upcoming seasons and students finding their way to classes was replaced with the new rhythm of MAC: Preschool Blueberries next to my office, learning the days of the week song, junior MAC members trying out for competitive teams, and eager members returning to their beloved sports after a long hiatus. I knew I would spend my first year learning the cultural norms and values of the club. In an organization with the size and diverse membership of MAC, there are many lenses that define those cultural norms and values.

One of the first things I noticed was the passion, dedication, and tenacity of the staff to re-engage our members after much time away. The club faced the same challenges as many businesses, such as staffing shortages, integrating new staff members, adapting to changes within the industry, and much more. Despite the challenges, our team has worked hard to hire employees, rebuild programming, and address high class participation demand. This work required a lot of creative thinking, problem-solving, and patience. The team also worked to develop new systems that help us make data-informed decisions so that we can offer the best holistic member experience. I couldn’t be more proud of the team! The other, and probably most significant, observation I’ve made about MAC’s culture is our members’ level of commitment and involvement. Engagement from members is crucial as we reopened the club and plan

One of the key team efforts during my first year has been addressing challenges with class registration. In partnership with the Athletic Committee and the board registration ad hoc, we have received member feedback, evaluated class demand, made intermediate technology improvements, and reviewed new software platforms.

As we approach 2022 fall program registration, we continue to focus on improving the member experience. Having heard member feedback, we will facilitate registration by program area. Members will register for tennis classes on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and aquatics on Wednesday, Aug. 10, followed by all other programs on Thursday, Aug. 11. We anticipate a smooth registration process but do have plans for if we experience any issues. I highlight the past year’s process regarding registration to exemplify the team effort displayed by members and staff alike. This team mentality is what MAC culture is made of and for. Over the next year, the Athletics leadership team (program managers, supervisors, and head coaches) will continue to partner with committees to create a strategic plan. The managers began the process late last month by completing a SWOT exercise led by Nathan Loomis, club strategy manager. We will continue this process through the remainder of the year to have a longer-term plan by early 2023.

This year has been a time of personal, professional, and club growth and transitions. Over time, our MAC norms and values may grow with the times, but our mission will always remain consistent: to enrich lives, foster friendships and build upon our traditions of excellence in athletic, social, and educational programs. I will stay true to my commitment to our mission and continue to ask that you will do the same. • Commit to giving 100% • Commit to getting better • Commit to staying positive • Commit to each other Go MAC!


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FACES OF MAC In June 2021, member Wei Nathan opened the plant-based cafe Belle Pomme. Her “pandemic baby” is located at 408 SW 12th Ave., walking distance from MAC in downtown Portland’s West End district.

“Through the pandemic, I cooked almost every single meal for my family, as my two daughters were schooled online, and my husband and I worked from home,” she says. “It got to the point that I created a menu for every week and taped it to my fridge.”

Nathan explains that her passion for cooking and presenting healthy food options got her into the idea of opening an all-plant-based eatery. When an opportunity presented itself in late 2020, she opened Belle Pomme with the help of her husband and teenage daughters the following summer. The cafe serves freshly prepared smoothies, açaí and dragon bowls, grilled paninis, juices, baked goods, their own house-roasted coffee, and seasonal items such as soup and salads.


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got some of the outdoorsy culture and great access to nature that you get in Denver. What it doesn’t have is major league baseball and football, which a big part of the Cleveland culture. But I’ve been to a Thorns game and am on my way to becoming a soccer fan,” says Pogorelc (pronounced with a soft “c” sound). Between all the cities in which she’s lived, Pogorelc has written, edited, and strategized for businesses including a digital media startup focused on the health care industry, a publishing and events company in the natural products space, a large hospital system, and a health insurance organization.

Turns out Portland is a pretty nice cross between Cleveland and Denver. At least, that’s been new MAC Content Manager Deanna Pogorelc’s experience. Before living in C-Town most recently, Pogorelc had called the Mile High City home, and since settling in Stumptown last year, she’s seen the convergence of her former stomping grounds’ defining attributes.

“What I love about Portland is that it has some of my favorite elements of both of those cities, all tied together with its own unique bow on top. It’s got the mid-sized, industrial city feel that you get in Cleveland, plus the obvious proximity to the water. They’re also both great foodie cities. But then Portland’s

“I always loved reading and writing, but I didn’t want to be a teacher and wasn’t sure what else I could do with an English degree, so I picked journalism as a college major,” she explains. “My first real job was at a tiny newspaper in rural Indiana with a five-person editorial team. I was the business, education, and agriculture editor, and also did photography and layout.” Bringing a well-developed aesthetic sense to Portland, Pogorelc decided it was time to deepen her relationship to her new home, which made the MAC opportunity all the more appealing.

“I really wanted to embed myself further into the Portland community, and this felt like a great way to do that. Plus, I was intrigued

by the MAC model. I haven’t really seen anything quite like it in other places I’ve lived, and am curious to learn more about the history and the evolution of the club,” she says.

“I love learning about people and telling their stories — especially those who work behind the scenes or tend to be more introverted. Often, I think they have some of the most interesting things to say. I can already tell that there are many interesting and outstanding people at MAC.”

Since moving to Oregon, Pogorelc also has transitioned from being solely a road runner to a road and trail runner. She and her friends take on the trails at Forest or Washington Park at least once a week, and Powell Butte is another of her favorite nature spots in town. “I find a lot of joy in just walking or running around my beautiful neighborhood, Sellwood, too,” she adds. Professionally, Pogorelc looks forward to bringing her past experiences together just as her new home combines great aspects of her former ones. “Having spent a lot of time working in health care communications, I really understand the importance of using empathetic and inclusive language. I hope to continue to push our communications to be the best that they can be for all of our members.”

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Continued from page 11 “Everyone pitches in, and it made all of us feel good to help restore a sense of community and positivity to the streets of Portland,” Nathan says. “My husband is a coffee fanatic and roasts all the coffee with small-lot, competition-grade beans. Our daughters helped create some of the smoothie recipes and often come to work on busy weekends. Belle Pomme has come to be more than just a cafe with healthy options for us. It has become an extension of our family and a way for us to also show our passion and love for Portland and its revitalization.” “I also began delivering lunches to Lincoln High School students who requested plantbased options using our mobile service. Recently, we have started catering to another school that wanted allergy-friendly and healthy food options. According to some

positive feedback, kids really enjoy our food even if they are not vegan,” she adds. “As a mother, I know what a tricky task it is to pack lunches for your kids every day. Having a healthy lunch service provider, even if it is just for one day a week, helps a lot.”

Belle Pomme turned one year old in June of this year, and Nathan is excited to introduce another healthy and nutritious option to the MAC community.

“My message is: You don’t have to be vegan to appreciate plant-based food. Having a great exercise routine and healthy food options are critical to one’s well-being,” she adds.

Nathan became a MAC member through the Diversity Admissions Program in 2013, along with her family, and says that they love MAC. “It is our almost daily ritual to come to the club, whether for exercise, classes, or socializing with fellow members.”

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Katz Keeps Creating Compelling Works This is the sixth submission in our ongoing Artist Profile series featuring MAC’s extensive collection of Northwest art. Our interview began with a warm welcome from Mel Katz as we entered his spacious Southeast Portland studio, where his remarkable body of work over the past 50 years is on full display. The walls are lined with books, posters, fan photos, and family memorabilia. Whimsical scale models and maquettes for sculptures are perched on a high shelf, where they resemble a row of soldiers standing at attention. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1932, Mel was looking forward to his 90th birthday celebration in Los Angeles with family members, including his son, Jesse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; his grandson, Max, an architect; and his wife, Dianne Anderson. The artist’s mother and father, a seamstress and a tailor, were artists in their own right, and Mel exhibited a talent for drawing at an early age. He graduated from Cooper Union Art School in 1953 and attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1954 to 1955. He moved to Portland in 1964 to accept a teaching position at the Art Museum School. In 1966, Fredrick Heidel, Chair of the Art Department at Portland State University, asked him to replace artist Robert Colescott as a member of the faculty; Mel continued to teach there for 32 years. The 1960s were pivotal times for the Portland art scene. With the opening of Arlene Schnitzer’s Fountain Gallery and Jack McLarty’s Image Gallery (the first cooperative gallery in the city), artists had a way to show their work. The galleries paved the way for momentous progress in terms of both exposure and public awareness. In 1972, Katz helped found the Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA) with artists Mike Russo and Jay Backstrand, and it became a space where national and local artists could exhibit their work.

(above) In Orbit, 2011. Anodized aluminum. (right) His & Hers, 2011. Anodized aluminum.

Katz initially trained as a painter and told us that “in some ways, I’m still a painter because everything goes on the wall.” His journey from painter to sculptor was gradual. Like his father, the tailor, he cuts out shapes that are formed into sculptures. There are curves, angles, and straight edges, and the final product is often a complex, geometric puzzle. His creative process starts with a full-scale drawing in which the shapes are layered and placed separately. Once the design is complete, it is sent to a steel mill, where the shapes are cut from aluminum. After the assembly process, their colors are determined, and they are sent to an anodizer, who matches them with the artist’s drawing. Needless to say, this is a highly specialized technique. Katz likes to take chances and doesn’t like to repeat himself when it comes to shapes and color. “It’s all about change,” he tells us — about experimentation and keeping the work “fresh,” including the use of lacquer, resin, wood, steel, Formica, and aluminum.

The pair of sculptures in the club’s collection, entitled “In Orbit” and “His and Hers,” flank the Central entrance to the Ballroom. As we rounded the corner where Katz viewed the work for the first time since their purchase in 2015, he paused for a moment and took a deep breath before exclaiming, “I’d forgotten how good they look. They’re still fresh, like they were just made the other day. And the color is holding up, just like the artist!” The two pieces are designed from industrialcut shapes of steel, which Mel described as

“floating” on the foreground, defining the areas of both positive and negative space. The curved, vessel shapes contrast with the straight lines to create ambiguity between two- and three-dimensional space.

Thank you, Mel, for sharing your wit and wisdom with us, all offered with a twinkle in your eye. Thank you, Dianne, for accompanying Mel to the Club for the photo, and for adding additional insight and perspective about his sculptures.

Mel has been exhibiting his art since 1956. A catalog was published for the retrospective show at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, Oregon, in 2015 entitled “Mel Katz - On and Off the Wall,” with essay by Barry Johnson. In 1988, he had a retrospective show at the Portland Art Museum, and a retrospective at MONA in La Connor, Washington, in 20172018. Mel is in collections at the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, The City of Seattle, OHSU, Good Samaritan Hospital, and many other public and private spaces. Mel’s work can be viewed at the Russo Lee Gallery, 805 NW 21st Ave., in Portland.


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Partners in Inclusion event at MAC. (left) Lisa Bendt and Dan Williams. (right) Allison Grebe-Lee, Alison Rosenblum and Delilah Rosenblum.

Partners for Inclusion Event Starts Conversations “Journey with me to the past, and arrive at a better understanding of the present.” –Professor James Stanley Harrison On June 7, MAC and community members alike joined for an evening of connection and learning hosted by the Diversity Admissions Committee (DAC) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI). The Partners for Inclusion event began with mingling and snacks, followed by our very own MelloMacs leading a sing-along. Once our bellies were full of food and our hearts were full of song, our minds were expanded by Professor James Stanley Harrison’s conversation on the Black history of Portland. Harrison, a college professor and former high-school history teacher, began his talk with an important land acknowledgment that brought us back in time to when the Cowlitz, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, Clackamas, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians resided on the Multnomah Athletic Club property. We then journeyed through time and learned about Portland’s Black history, including little known facts about York (the enslaved member of Lewis and Clark’s party) and the Oregon

Trail, Beatrice Morrow Cannady, the Golden West Hotel, and the “Travelers’ Green Book.”

Some folks in attendance knew what to expect, such as DAC member and event organizer Natalie Willes, who invited Professor Harrison because “he is extremely knowledgeable and well respected on the topic of Oregon’s Black history from both a professional and personal perspective.” Others came without expectation. Longtime MAC member Cassie Heller said, “I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to learn, nonetheless. The best part was Professor Harrison and his uplifting storytelling of the amazing Black citizens who built our city. I’m so glad I went because what we were taught in school didn’t tell the important stories of true Oregon historical heroes like Beatrice Cannady, Richard Boyle, and York.”

DAC member Juanita Lewis connected to Professor Harrison’s talk about Dr. DeNorval Unthank, a well-respected physician and civil rights activist. She shared that her older brother was delivered by Dr. Unthank, and that he and three other family members — including her 11-year-old nephew — all were named after him. Every day, MAC members travel in and around a city that owes a part of its greatness to the contributions of its Black community, and Professor Harrison showed us that going on a journey with him into the past did help us arrive at a better understanding of the present. DAC and DEI will continue to host Partners for Inclusion events like this quarterly. We look forward to having you join us at an event!

—Rebecca Cohen, DEI Committee member

Professor Harrison shared a history of Black Portlanders that is not well known, and ironically was not all from the distant past. In fact,


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Inside the World of MAC Procurement

Nick Herrera Before I go any further, I would like to give you a summary of my background. I have nearly 15 years of experience in procurement, laboratory, and facilities management. I have generally negotiated contracts for scientific equipment and services for biotechnology companies in San Diego, California. Never did I think I would be negotiating contracts for an athletic club! I have been here at MAC for nine months now, and I am enjoying my role here very much. The staff and members have done an amazing job of making me feel welcome. Procurement Goals

I was brought on as procurement manager to accomplish several goals. First, here at MAC, we have numerous departments that each purchase a wide range of items from an even wider range of vendors. Part of my role is to centralize purchasing. All departments should be able to go to one place to order what they need. To facilitate this, we are launching a new software system with purchasing capabilities, and the expectation is that staff will spend less time placing orders so that they can focus on other tasks. We are also in the process of migrating all separate Amazon accounts into one master MAC Amazon Business Prime account with credit terms. This will reduce the number of credit card transactions and save

One of the top priorities of any procurement department is cost savings. At MAC, we purchase many things in bulk, and my group is tasked with negotiating the best pricing possible for the volume we order. In addition, we search for purchasing organizations that we can join to take advantage of their larger purchasing power. For example, MAC is now part of a group called Club Procure. Since joining this group, we have already experienced savings in Food & Beverage, Safety, and Maintenance. The best part is that the club was added to this group at no cost! Another function we provide is to do our due diligence and mitigate risk for the club. MAC has several contracts that have been in place for decades. My group has been reviewing these contracts and creating Requests for Proposals (RFPs) where appropriate. I would like to thank all the members on committees who have volunteered to score some of these RFPs. I really appreciate your help! Here is a list of RFPs created to date, as well as ongoing and future releases: Completed

• Campus Master Plan Phase 2 • General Insurance Broker • Architect of Record • Security

• Project 21

• Coffee Vendor

In Progress

• Employee Benefits Broker

• Property Management Firm Future

• Auditing Firm • Salon


staff significant time filling out credit card expense reports.



What is procurement in the context of Multnomah Athletic Club? When members ask, the answer I usually give as procurement manager is that “I buy everything!” While this generally brings a chuckle, it doesn’t capture what the Procurement Department truly does here at the club.

The Salon Operations

In addition to procuring most items for the club, my group also runs the shipping and receiving dock. Cumulative for this year, through end of June, we have received and delivered more than 25,000 pieces/packages. My appreciation goes out to Procurement staff members Steve Milton and Eriks Zarins for their outstanding work making all of this possible for our club and ensuring the timely delivery of items to departments. If you see them pushing a hand truck down a hallway or in the main lobby, please say hello! Wrap-Up

I hope I was able to articulate what the Procurement Department is doing for MAC and provide transparency into our processes. I look forward to continuing to build this department with cost savings and risk mitigation in mind. It is great to be part of this MAC family! –MAC Procurement Manager Nick C. Herrera, Ph.D.


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Indoor Playground Reopens



Starting Monday, Aug. 22, Indoor Playground is back! From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, kids can enjoy bounce houses, mini soccer goals, basketball hoops, climbing structures, and more. It’s free if a parent or guardian stays with their child, or those ages 3 to 6 can be dropped off for an hourly rate. Check in with staff before departing. For more information, email

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House Committee MONTHLY REPORT House Committee enforces rules of conduct for members and guests by investigating infractions and recommending sanctions to the Board of Trustees. Recent board actions are listed below, along with reminders about the applicable Club Rules.

Rules Reminders Behavior Unbecoming a Member: Any behavior deemed inappropriate for a member of Multnomah Athletic Club, regardless of reference to specific club rule.

Rules Violation: Violation of any club rule not otherwise categorized. Including, but not limited to, refusal to present membership credential and photographing members without permission. Damaging Property/Vandalism: Causing or contributing to permanent or temporary

damage to the clubhouse, member, or staff property. Including but not limited to knowingly or unknowingly failing to report an incident.

Infractions • A 63-year-old member with 39 years of tenure was suspended for two months for Behavior Unbecoming a Member and Rules Violation. The member received four parking citations in a rolling 12-month period.

• A 72-year-old member with 35 years of tenure was sanctioned to payment of damages for running over the Members Only sign outside of the parking garage; the sign sustained damages requiring full replacement. All members are expected to understand and follow Club Rules, which are updated periodically. See for any updates.

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Past Recipients of The Bud Award: 2017 – De La Salle Catholic High School 2018 – Together We Are Greater Than 2019 – Elite Sports Academy 2020 – Playworks 2021 – Active Children Portland A priority is given to organizations that provide access and opportunities to youth from underserved or historically marginalized communities. Bud Lewis with Elite Sports Academy Director Andy White, recipient of the 2019 Bud Award.

Be Like Bud Transitioning an award to engage youth As the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. The Multnomah Athletic Foundation created The Bud Award in 2017. This award and its annual celebration gathering were designed to honor the contagious spirit of Bud Lewis and support youth in the community. Leland “Bud” Lewis, a longtime MAC member, loved connecting with people and being active. He also had an infectious laugh.

Each year, he worked with the foundation to select one community grant partner that exemplified sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and a passion for youth athletics. Following Lewis’ wishes after his death in 2021, a group of his family and friends gathered to select the recipient. Without Lewis to make the selection in the future, the foundation asked how

it could inspire others to “be like Bud.” What would be the best way to share his spirit and passion for community while transitioning the award into the future? This question opened the door to finding a way to focus on youth supporting youth.

By sharing the spirit of Bud, youth can be empowered to be decision-makers and active philanthropists. The foundation’s Youth Grant Initiative (YGI), a program for seventh and eighth graders, seemed like the logical next step to transition the award into the future. YGI is an annual program designed to bring together a cohort for positive, handson community impact. This young group of philanthropists dives into the world of nonprofit giving and makes a difference by awarding community grants.

Starting in the fall of 2022, the YGI cohort will learn about Lewis and the award’s criteria, as well as how the foundation can honor donors’ intentions with contributions. The students will select the organization to receive the $2,000 award and special recognition. They will then present the award at the annual Impact Celebration in November. All are welcome to join MAF as the foundation recognizes an organization focused on youth, athletic participation, and giving kids a chance to live like Bud. “Be Like Bud” can inspire all who participate to live like Lewis by enjoying people, being active, and supporting community every day.


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MAF Tributes Honor someone special or memorialize someone who has passed away by making a tribute gift to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Tributes are typically noted as memorial, anniversary, get well, birthday, or recognition. August tributes are listed below, with the honored individuals’ names in bold.

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The 2022 Board of Trustees: President Mary Turina, Vice President Marilyn Whitaker, Secretary Mike Mathews, and Treasurer Kyle Goulard; Richard Maxwell, Alison Rosenblum, Katherine O. VanZanten, Nathan Ayotte; Mary Manilla, Jenny Kim, Jennifer Strait, and Ryan Chiotti.

New Process Opens MAC Board to More Applicants Each year, as stated in MAC’s bylaws, the Board of Trustees selects members to serve on a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is then tasked with selecting a slate of four MAC resident members to serve the club as the new class of trustees. The bylaws require that a past president of the board serve on the Nominating Committee, and club tradition is that the current board asks the prior year’s board president to take on the role of committee chair.

The Nominating Committee will be formed and start its work in September. As the committee’s upcoming chair, I want to share the history behind the nominating process and describe changes in the selection process for new trustees that we’ll be piloting this year.

Historically, the selection process for new board trustee candidates has placed significant emphasis on members who have been involved in MAC’s committee system. The Nominating Committee often gives the most weight to members who have served on one or more standing committees (for example, Budget & Finance, Athletic, House, etc.). Board candidates often have had experience chairing one or more standing committees, as such experience further develops a deeper understanding of club operations. All of this experience helps candidates contribute to the

board’s ability to make decisions in the overall best interests of the club. This year, the Nominating Committee will continue to focus its search for board candidates primarily on members who have served in our committee system. However, we would also like to hear from qualified resident members who may not have committee experience but do have relevant, executive-level professional experience, training or knowledge that might be helpful to the board, and who express interest in serving on the board. This new process is intended to extend its reach to the broader MAC membership and be more inclusive, among other things. In addition, in another change from past practice, we will be asking any resident member who is interested in serving on the board — whether they’ve been involved in the committee system or not — to inform the Nominating Committee of their interest before the selection process begins by completing a brief interest form. Prior Nominating Committees have recommended these revisions to the board, and the board has endorsed them.

What, generally, does volunteering to serve on the MAC board entail? Like other nonprofit boards under Oregon law, trustees are charged with acting in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of the club. In summary, Oregon nonprofit law generally imposes three duties of trust on trustees: a duty of due care, a duty of loyalty to the club, and a duty of obedience to the law and our governing documents.

Future board members should understand and expect the following commitments: • Board members serve for a three-year term which begins in February. There are monthly board meetings, and preparation may require reviewing 400 to 600 pages of material for discussion and decisions.

• First- and second-year trustees are assigned as liaisons to multiple standing and ad hoc committees. They’re required to attend those monthly meetings and report back to the entire board. Third-year trustees traditionally take on the role as one of the four officer positions; responsibilities and time commitment vary depending on the position and circumstances. • In terms of the overall time commitment, absent a global pandemic(!), first- and second-year trustees generally spend an average of 10 to 15 hours per week on MAC board work, with the officers spending anywhere from 20 to 30 hours per week.

The Committee Support Team and current committee liaisons will be reaching out soon to all current committee members to provide details on how they can formally make known their interest in serving on the MAC board. Further application details will be forthcoming for resident members who are interested in serving on the board but who have not been involved on a MAC committee. —Robert Torch, Chair, 2022 Nominating Committee


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IN MEMORIAM Harry Edwin Groth Jr., MD June 5, 1930-June 6, 2022 Harry died at home on Monday, June 6, after celebrating his 92nd birthday with his family on Sunday. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 5, 1930, he was the only child of Harry Edwin Groth Sr., and Angela Marie Gillingham Groth.

A lively redhead with freckles, Harry had an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm for life. As a teenager, he applied for a camp counselor job teaching sailing and then set out to learn how to sail himself before the camp started.

After graduating from Wauwatosa High School, he spent two years at the University of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee Extension before transferring to the University of Wisconsin at Madison. At UW Madison, he completed his pre-med coursework in three years and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, making lifelong friends and meeting the love of his life, Karen Nelson, while performing in a musical with the Thetas. Harry and Karen were to enjoy many years of dancing at the Portland Quarterly Club. Harry received his diploma from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1955. He interned and spent a year of surgical residency at Providence Portland Hospital before returning to Madison for his orthopedic residency at Wisconsin’s medical school. He married Karen in 1957, and three years

later Harry, Karen, and the first three of their four children moved to Portland, where Harry began his career at Providence.

Harry practiced general orthopedics until, fascinated by the new field of total joint replacement, he traveled to England in 1971 to watch Dr. John Charnley (the founder of modern hip replacement), operate. Harry returned from his trip to do the first hip replacement in Portland at Providence Hospital. He and Dr. H. Freeman Fitch also did the first total knee replacement in Portland and the first arthroscopy on the West Coast. Harry developed The Oregon Ankle with Dr. Philip J. Fagan. An early use of the ankle, in 1977, placed it in a patient with hemophilia and was performed at OHSU, where Harry was a clinical instructor. Harry belonged to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and served on its Biomedical Engineering Committee from 1986 to 1992. He also belonged to the North Pacific Orthopedic Society and the Western Orthopedic Society, serving as a president of the Oregon chapter. When he joined the Multnomah Athletic Club in 1967, Harry discovered squash and played frequently, becoming an “A” ranked player. Discovering squash was one of the highlights of Harry’s life.

Both Harry and Karen were active members of the Portland Art Museum, and were founding members of its print council. Harry also served on the board of the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He was a president of Art Advocates, begun in 1966 when Portland only had two art galleries. This group of Portland art collectors supported about thirty local artists by funding time for the artist to create, instead of purchasing work already created.

Shortly before retiring, Harry became focused on producing his own art and attended the Neon Art and Tube Bending school in 1990 so that he could incorporate neon into some of his assemblages. He also attended Pilchuck Glass School in 1992 and 1994, creating fused glass pieces. After retiring, Harry studied at Portland Community College Sylvania for one year, and then transferred to Portland State University, where he received his art degree in 1996. An assemblage artist and sculptor, Harry’s colorful and lighthearted art is a joy to behold.

When back problems prevented Harry from working in his studio, he began a “third career” as an investor. Spending eight or more hours a day at his computer, Harry was particularly interested in selecting biotechnology companies that he thought had enormous potential. He considered himself an amateur biotech analyst and still was actively trading at the time of his death. Harry was very proud of his four children and their families. Special family time was spent at the Nelson cottage at Crystal Lake, Wisconsin, and on the Oregon coast at Devils Lake and then Salishan. In addition to sailing, his children were introduced to skiing, golf and wind surfing. In his later years, Harry particularly enjoyed water volleyball at MAC. Harry is survived by his wife, Karen; his four children, Linda Sowle, Steve Groth ( Jessica), John Groth (Melinda), and Robert Groth (Michele); ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Donations in his name can be made to the Harry and Karen Groth scholarship fund at Portland State University or the Portland Art Museum.

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Tribute to Chuck Williams There is a big hole in MAC squash. Chuck Williams passed away in June from a stroke at the age of 71. He leaves behind a legacy of commitment to the program that will be difficult to replace. Chuck joined MAC in 1982 as a Member Coach. He embraced the duties, which included the promotion of squash in general at the club. Chuck went above and beyond his duties, running tournaments, doing clinics, serving on the Squash Committee, recruiting new players, and being an ambassador for MAC Squash. When his Member Coach requirements ended after five years, he became a regular member. Apparently, he forgot those things were no longer required of him and continued doing them for 40 more years.

Chuck was an accomplished singles and doubles player. “The Chuckster,” as he was fondly referred to, was a well-known and wellliked figure up and down the West Coast,

traveling to tournaments from San Francisco north to Vancouver, British Columbia. The game of Squash Racquets is known as a gentleman’s sport. Wielding long rackets in confined spaces can be hazardous to the body if one is not gentlemanly. Points can be contentious, and lets and let points are common. Chuck was the epitome of what squash players strive to be — always fair to a fault and willing to give you the benefit of the doubt on contested points. I think what Chuck would like to be remembered for is not so much his skills and tournament wins, which were many, but his eagerness to teach beginning players the intricacies of the game, shot selection, how to rotate, when to go for a boast, and court positioning. Chuck would play with anyone from rank beginners to top players. To put it simply, Chuck loved the game of squash, its varieties of shots, its demanding physical nature, and especially the camaraderie of the Squash community at MAC and elsewhere. He will be dearly missed. Chuck leaves behind his wife, Jackie; daughters, Laurel and Kendra; and three grandchildren. –— Gene Gidley


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Experience an exclusive MAC event at Mporium’s new marketplace. By Susan Hahn

3x10at Mporium, Winged M sat down with Retail As MAC prepares to kick off a new monthly event

Full PagetoAD Manager Conrad Hulen to learn about his approach curating an experience that’s special for members and allows local vendors to shine.

Winged M

How long have you been the retail manager

still rings very, very true. The MAC community is far

at Multnomah Athletic Club?

more passionate about health, wellness, social activities, and small business than I expected. It's

Conrad Hulen

pretty fantastic.

It's just hit a year since I joined MAC, and it's been a whirlwind and fantastic. WM



Mporium is described as, “not your average boutique

What’s your impression of MAC, and has that

shop.” We wouldn't even call it a gift shop. So, what

changed at all during the first year?

makes it special?

One thing that hasn't changed is the notori-


The Mporium needs to serve a wide variety of

ety and the prestige. I took the job because

members, so we listen directly to their request and

it's Portland's premier private athletic club,

interests. It’s our job to find that right balance of

and after working here for a year, that bell

gifts, athletic supply, fashion-forward apparel and accessories, and then everyday essentials. Creating that right mix and keeping it fresh for our members


is both challenging and fun. WM

What would you say is your favorite part of your job and the greatest challenge?


Honestly, my favorite part is just finding the calibration of what members want, in what season. It's been a productive and fun yearlong journey so far, with more to come. Our greatest challenge is getting product in – especially in a tight turn window.

Global supply issues are impacting our vendors, and we have to order much further in advance. We have


to buy things 9 to 12 months out, in order to secure most items. So we’ve had to get creative to deliver a great experience to our members. WM

Is this how the concept for Third Thursdays came to be?


Yes, with input from our committees and some initial

the lobby, you realize it's transformed into a fun bazaar of tables with just a variety and a plethora of

vendors – coming in for pop-up markets. We felt it

little samplings from throughout the Tri-County area.

would work well to host them here, making it a

To one side, there's some bistro tables and a

unique and convenient experience for our members.

bartender with light happy hour offerings. And then

We looked at the calendar and mapped out the year,

on the other side, you see an author, followed by a

and Thursday afternoons have a lot of member

sampling of coffee or tea, followed by a local artisan,

activity, between social and dining events, and

a small jewelry spot that you've heard about from

athletic activities. We wanted to take advantage of

one of the other fairs. You shop and sip while

this opportunity to bring small businesses and artists

socializing with other members you see often, and some you do not. And then you see additional little

3x10 shops and folks that you didn’t even know were Full Page AD around, but now you do because we’ve invited them

What would you say members will appreciate most

into this space. We’ve curated the experience for you

about Third Thursdays? CH

On a Third Thursday afternoon, when you enter

authors, artists, and vendors – especially local

in to create this experience for our members. WM


focus groups, we saw a strong interest in different

I think members will enjoy the changing themes of each event. In August, the third Thursday is Aug. 18,

so you have all the local markets in one place. WM

your vision for the future of Third Thursdays?

so that's perfect for gearing up for fall and back to school, and winding down from vacation. When we get to September, Third Thursday hits right as we gear up into all the fall activities in the club and sports. The October one hits right before Halloween and all the festivities at that time, and then right

Since this is a newly launched event for MAC, what’s


I hope the future will bring a long list of exceptional vendors waiting to be invited to be part of our marketplace. I want the word of mouth to be that MAC is the place to showcase and sample new items, introduce your art, your stories, your

before Thanksgiving and right before Christmas and

creations. This is the place you want to be, in the

winter break, which gives our vendors many oppor-

club and in all of Portland. That's just where you go

tunities to showcase their seasonal merchandise.

on a Third Thursday, if you can. That's the ultimate goal, is that this is where you go, not just to experi-


Could you walk us through what members can

ence something incredible, but also to be seen

expect when attending MAC’s Third Thursdays?

experiencing something incredible.

Discover and explore new essentials at this monthly sip and see happy hour.


HOW DO YOU DO THAT? By Julie Vigeland

Part I – Observers October 2021 For months, I observed the men at the other end of the pool. They were warming up for their sport of water polo. Lots of cross-pool laps and tossing of balls as they waited their turn. Gradually, they moved from in the pool to standing poolside.

It appeared to me that the men were a bit frustrated with us synchro swimmers. I was fairly certain they wished we’d bound out of the pool in time for them to start their practice promptly at 8 a.m. And our music — I’m sure the men wondered how we could stand parts being played over and over. Climbing out of the pool from our exhausting practices, we tended to jabber a bit about practice before heading to the showers. We were definitely in the way as the eager players rushed to pull down the flags and attach the net. Walking briskly past one another, there really wasn’t the need to say, “Hi,” or anything else. Then, gradually, I noticed that the men started to watch a bit while waiting. None of us played water polo, but I mused to myself about the men doing synchro. Could they hold their breaths like we do? The growing reality of the skills needed for our sport caused a few of the men to now give a slight nod as we athletes passed one another. A nod turned into a slight smile. A smile back. Later, Sam shared, the men actually looked forward to watching a bit as the synchro teams worked toward competition. As time passed, respect grew. A recognition of equals in athleticism. Then it spilled out that our teams were not attending national competition given the reality of Covid. “Sorry about competition,” Sam shouted as we water afficionados passed one another. “Thanks. It’s just as well,” I responded.

“Why is that? I thought you all loved to compete.”

“That’s true for most,” I admitted, “But not for me. Then there’s Covid. In 2020, there was no question. No competition. But they’re going ahead this year.” “And you’re not going? Why not?” he asked.

“Well, there’s been so little pool time. We’d be going to Las Vegas, where the vaccination rate is low. It just didn’t seem worth the risk. How about your team? Competition?” I inquired.

“Not for now, but we’ll be ready. You better hop into the pool. Have a good practice!”

Finally, there was the last practice before the MAC synchro exhibition. Costumes were on, there was a run through of the show, and smiles shined as we exited the pool. We were ready.

Now, there were comments as we exited the pool. They ranged from “How do you do those lifts and throws?” to “How long do you stay under water?” And then we heard: “Nice job!”

“A total success!” “Very cohesive!”

“We’ll be at the top of our game at the show. Why don’t you come?” I suggested. “Only if you agree to come see us compete!” was the response. “Just let me know the place and time to show up!” And we each wondered, “How do you do that?”

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Part II – A Surprise February 2021 A story assignment. Imagined dialogue. A check-in. A strange assortment of events leading to a consequential development. My assignment was to write a story interviewing someone. I honestly just couldn’t come up with a good idea, so I put thoughts and words into someone else’s mouth. Not exactly plagiarism, but also not exactly the assignment.

As a synchronized swimmer, I noticed the water polo men as they awaited their time in the water. In my mind, they had to be impatient and even frustrated as we didn’t exactly rush out of the pool to make way for their practice. So, I wrote a fictional story and even created dialogue between the male and female swimmers. “Let’s get it published,” was the response from my instructor. The next night at synchro practice, I shared with my coach the predicament. I had made up the story. She quickly said, “Well, you need to talk with the water polo coordinator, and he’s here tonight.”

Andrew Reynolds could not have been nicer. Once I apprised him of the gist of the story, he grinned. “You aren’t wrong! The guys do get frustrated and, at the same time, are pretty impressed with the routines. Why don’t you send me the story?” “The story is right on,” Andrew shared after reading. To top it off, he said that he wouldn’t mind trying the sport at some point. I enthusiastically encouraged him to do so. Time passed.

Then the surprise! Andrew showed up at an evening practice for my team. He wanted to observe more closely how we do what we do. We all welcomed him, including the coach.

“Since we’re just starting to work on the new free team routine,” she suggested, “why don’t you give it a whirl?” Andrew was game. No question, from water polo, that he had the strength. He also possessed the musicality from his multi-year study of ballet. To top it all off, he was already used to the nose plug and goggles! Talk about a natural. Before long, he was doing a spin. He quickly picked up the lingo describing the positions. Counting was right on. Andrew continued to attend practices and was spongelike in learning the sport as he soaked in the instructions: “You need to get yourself into a clam-like position.” “On count five push for the lift.” “Be sure to point your toes!” We’re teammates!

Part III – Competition Summer 2021 We geared up to participate in the junior exhibition. Andrew’s strength meant we could accomplish a trickier lift. So, it happened that for Andrew’s first public performance, I was on the lift, holding his left foot. Next up will be Nationals in Maine, including our newest member, Andrew. All because of a story!

Julie Vigeland loves her synchro but has discovered the great joy of writing thanks to Tom Hallman’s classes. Her original intent was to write a few stories just for fun, but now her first book of life stories has been compiled and is being edited. She credits Hallman’s ability to elicit and shape stories, as well as the support from her writing “family,” for her new writing passion.


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Club Chefs Make Wellness Delicious A


s the temperatures rise and MAC members make the most of the summer for outdoor workouts, nothing hits the spot like light and fit recipes that satisfy without weighing athletes down. Keeping wellness in mind, club chefs came up with some recipes that anyone can make at home to enjoy a fueling feast at the end of an active day.

Anderson Farm Leg of Lamb with Morels, Garlic-Parsley Flan, Fava Beans, Spring Garlic, and Peas


Yield: 6 servings

2. Portion lamb leg into 12 6-ounce portions (reserve remaining portions for another use), toss with fines herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper.

Ingredients Lamb: 1 Denver leg of lamb, bone out 1 cup fines herbes, finely chopped (equal parts chervil, chive, parsley and tarragon) ½ cup garlic, finely chopped 4 ounces caul fat, soaked in cold water Morels: 12 ounces morels 2 tablespoons olive oil

Lamb: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3. Lay out caul fat and cut into 6 portions. Take each portion and wrap around each piece of lamb. 4. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil and sear lamb portions on all sides, place in roasting pan. 5. Roast in oven until internal temperature is 133 degrees. Let rest.

Garlic-Parsley Flan: 1½ cup garlic cloves, peeled 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley 3 cups whole milk 3 eggs Fava Beans, Spring Garlic & Peas: 12 ounces fava beans, shelled 12 ounces spring garlic 12 ounces fresh peas ½ shallot, minced ½ bunch parsley, chopped

Morels: 1. Thoroughly clean morels of all dirt. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper, then place in roasting pan. 2. Roast in oven at 375 degrees until tender, and set aside. Garlic-Parsley Flan: 1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. 2. Place garlic in sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to simmer, strain, and repeat process 2 more times. Set aside. 3. Blanch parsley in boiling salted water and shock in ice water, then set aside. 4. In a blender, add the blanched parsley and just enough of the milk for the product

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to spin (the end product should be very green). Add the sweet garlic to taste, adding more milk if necessary, and season with salt and pepper. Mix until very smooth, then strain through a chinois. 5. Measure strained liquid and add two eggs per cup of strained liquid. Pour liquid into sprayed, oven-proof 4-ounce dishes (such as a ramekin or foil portion cup). 6. Place into oven-proof baking dish with water, which should come up approximately ½ way on cups. Cover entire dish with plastic wrap, then foil. Bake for approximately 17-20 minutes, checking the flan at 17 minutes. The center should just move slightly. 7. When done, remove from oven and water bath. Do not overcook; if the flan has small holes when cut in half, it is overcooked. Fava Beans, Spring Garlic & Peas: 1. Blanch separately the fava beans and peas in salted, boiling water, and then shock in ice water. 2. In a sauté pan, add 2 tablespoons butter, let melt, add shallot and spring garlic, cook until just done, and then add fava beans and peas, cooking another 1-2 minutes. 3. Season with salt and pepper, and toss with parsley.

—Philip Oswalt





Tomato Gazpacho

Corn, Peach & Chanterelle Salad

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Yield: 6 servings

Yield: 6 servings

Yield: 8 slices




5 ½ ½ 1 1 1 3 1 10 8

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8 ounces bittersweet chocolate 4 ounces butter 6 eggs (2 whole, 4 separated) 1 cup sugar (divided) 2 tablespoons cognac Zest of 1 orange

heirloom tomatoes large fennel, no core large sweet onion, peeled red pepper, seeded large carrot, peeled, sliced medium shallots, peeled, sliced cloves garlic, peeled large cucumber, peeled ounces V8 Juice ounces extra virgin olive oil sherry vinegar, to taste salt and pepper, to taste

Preparations 1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil and vinegar in a heavy-bottom, stainlesssteel pot or large bucket.

ears Brentwood corn, husk on pound Tillamook chanterelle, cleaned white blaze peaches, small dice bunch parsley, chopped tablespoon toasted cumin limes, juiced and zested cup Oregon Olive Mill extra virgin olive oil pinch Jacobsen Sea Salt

Preparations 1. Grill corn with the husk on until charred, about 20 minutes. Remove the husk and grill 5 more minutes. 2. Cut corn kernels off and place in a medium-size stainless steel bowl.

2. Puree using a large immersion blender until smooth.

3. Drizzle chanterelles with olive oil and sea salt, roast covered at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Add to corn and reserve.

3. Taste and adjust flavor with additional ingredients if needed.

4. Combine all other ingredients with the corn and mushroom mixture and serve.

4. Slowly emulsify in the olive oil. 5. Season with vinegar, salt and pepper. 6. Process soup in a blender until very smooth. 7. Chill thoroughly and serve.

—Philip Oswalt

—Philip Oswalt

Preparations 1. Melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave. Stir to combine and set aside. 2. Whisk the 2 whole eggs and 4 egg yolks with ½ cup of sugar until pale and foamy. 3. Whisk in the melted chocolate and butter. Whisk in the cognac and orange zest. 4. Whisk the 4 egg whites until foamy. Add sugar slowly while whisking and continue to whisk until egg whites form soft peaks. Meringue should not be stiff. 5. Fold ¼ of the meringue into the chocolate mixture, and then fold the remaining meringue into the batter just until it is combined. 6. Pour into a 9-inch spring form pan. Do not grease the pan or the cake will not rise. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. As the cake is cooling, the center will deflate a little. 7. Cut into wedges and serve with generous amounts of whipped cream and strawberries.

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20s/30s Thirsty Thursdays in the Sunset Bistro

Select August and September events and classes are presented here. Additional experiences are listed on the Events and MAC@Home pages at Event availability is not guaranteed, and some events may be waitlist-only by the time this issue of The Winged M has been received. Please check to confirm availability and make a reservation. Member understanding is appreciated!

7:30 p.m. Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by MLS. PTFC035

Thursday, Aug 4-Friday, Aug. 5 DKMS Blood Drive

Friday, Aug. 5 Thorns vs. North Carolina Courage 7:30 p.m. Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by the NWSL.


3-7 p.m. Thursday & 8 a.m.-noon Friday

4:45-8:30 p.m. Members and guests are invited to virtually tee off at one of the country’s most coveted courses. Three-person teams play nine holes at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Wine, cheese, and charcuterie board are provided. GO803



MAC partners with DKMS to host a “Blood Cancer Drive.” Volunteers are set up in the Junior Lounge with information on how members can help save lives. The donation process is just a quick swab of the cheek. All members are invited to donate.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 Ladies Golf Night at X-Golf Tualatin

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Timbers vs. Nashville SC


Friday, Aug. 5-Monday, Aug. 15

Tuesday, Aug. 16 A Pirates Night Out Supper Club

Story and Scavenge

Tickets are $10 and include the book selection, an explorer’s gift, and an adventure passport filled with prompts to get kids outside and exploring!

Adventure kits can be picked up from At Your Service between Friday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 14. AYS Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun.: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Return completed adventure passports to AYS by Monday, Aug. 15, to get a passport stamp and a prize from the explorer’s treasure chest! One prize per child. STORY002

Saturday, Aug. 6 Timbers vs. FC Dallas 7:30 p.m. Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by MLS. PTFC036

Monday, Aug. 8 MAC at the 19th Hole 6-8 p.m. MAC partners with Hotel Deluxe to host an exciting night out at The 19th Hole, boasting giant Jenga, cornhole, and a five-hole miniature golf course. The 19th Hole serves up a menu of snackable bites such as buffalo cauliflower and fried chicken sandwiches, canned beer, wines and ciders, and yard games. The venue is prepped for revelers ready to let loose. Registration cost is $40, which includes a drink and food ticket. Putt putt and lawn games are included. PUTT0808


The Family Events Committee hosts an interactive reading event for our smallest members. Choose from Have You Ever Seen a Flower, a book about the relationship between childhood and nature (great for kiddos between 3 and 5 years old), or an adventure book entitled Mystery in Rocky Mountain National Park (appropriate for children ages 8-11). Read the books at home and then participate in the included adventure passport.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 MAC Professional Business Networking 7:30-9 a.m. Members discuss challenges, successes, and hurdles facing professionals and their enterprises. The group is moderated by Dave Hanna, an organizational development professional and MAC member. He ensures that everyone has the opportunity to speak and that the subject matter is meaningful to all attendees. The cost to attend is $5, and the group meets the second Wednesday of each month. MPBG008

Monday, Aug. 15 History Book Group 6:30 p.m. This time, the group discusses, Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War, by Daniel Sharfstein. The book covers the clash of cultures and brutal war that helped define America and the Northwest in the late 19th century.

Trivia Night with Last Call Trivia 7-9 p.m. The Social Activities Committee welcomes all members, ages 21 and older, to an evening of fresh factoids and friendly competition. Build a team of six or come as a single player and team up with others. Prizes are given to the first-, second-, and third-place teams. This is the last trivia event of the season! Participants may order food from the Sports Pub menu. Member Cost: $10 Guest Cost: $12 TRI006

Join the Social Activities Committee for a pirate themed Supper Club event in the Sunset Bistro! Enjoy live music from Tim Uecker and Jennifer Holman along with themed food and beverage specials. Come out dressed in your best pirate inspired get up for a chance to win a treasure chest of pirate booty! This is not a ticketed event. All reservations are through the Dining page at Please note that reservations are a maximum of 120 minutes. SUP003

Wednesday, Aug. 17 WICC Tournament Semifinals Come watch two matches as the Thorns host the 2022 Women’s International Champions Cup. Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by the NWSL. Match Details: Olympique Lyonnais vs. Chelsea Football Club - 5:30 p.m. Thorns FC vs. C.F. Monterrey - 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per ticket. PTFC135

MAC Outdoor 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament 5:30-8:30 p.m. The MAC Basketball Committee invites players and spectators alike to enjoy friendly competition while mixing and mingling with fellow hoops enthusiasts. This 3-on-3 competition features teams competing at MAC in round-robin-style play with single-elimination playoffs. Teams are picked by tournament organizers to ensure parity and equity; team requests are accepted but not guaranteed. Entry is open to everyone 18 years of age and older (junior members are considered upon request). The cost is $30 per player and includes pizza, snacks, beer, and Gatorade. The tournament is being held at Portland Heights Park. BBA817

Thursday, Aug. 18 Third Thursdays at Mporium 4-7 p.m.

Upcoming Supper Clubs & Happy Hours: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16: Supper Club in the Sunset Bistro 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25: 20s/30s Thirsty Thursdays in the Sunset Bistro

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Friday, Aug. 19 Dive-In Movie: Family Edition – Luca 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Enjoy family movie night with a special showing of Luca. Families can watch on the large screen at the Sun Deck Pool while lounging on an inner tube or from the pool deck. Pool noodles, life preservers, and inflatable inner tubes are provided. This event is exclusively for club members, but it may open to guests on Aug. 1 if space allows. DIVEIN800

Timbers vs. Atlanta United

7 p.m.

Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by MLS. PTFC038

2:30 p.m.

Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by MLS. PTFC037

Saturday, Aug. 27 Thorns vs. San Diego Wave FC

Saturday, Sept. 10 Timbers vs. Minnesota United 7 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by the NWSL.

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Saturday, Aug. 20 WICC Tournament

Family Thorns Night

Match Details: Third Place Match - 5 p.m. Championship Match - 8:30 p.m. Teams will be determined on Aug. 17. The cost is $15 per ticket. PTFC136

Kickball Tournament 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Come join fellow members and gather your friends for the MAC Kickball Tournament. This is a single day event at Willamette Park with kickball, brews, food, and fun. Build your team or register as an individual and be placed on a team. Teams are made up of about 10 to 12 players, ages 15+. The tournament is a three-game minimum, and the winner will be crowned 2022 MAC kickball champions! KBT820

Thursday, Aug. 25 20s/30s Thirsty Thursdays in the Sunset Bistro 4:30 p.m.-close Come join the 20s/30s committee for their last happy hour of the summer in the Sunset Bistro from 4:30 p.m. until the sun goes down! Happy hour pricing is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. No registration is required.


7-9:30 p.m. All families are invited to an exclusive “Family Only” section at the Portland Thorns game on Saturday, Aug. 27. The first 10 members registered receive complimentary tickets. After that, tickets can be purchased for $10. The Portland Thorns are playing the San Diego Wave. The section will have fun games and raffle. FTG827

Sunday, Sept. 4 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Sunday, Sept. 11 Tree to Tree MAC Adventure Day 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

7 a.m.-noon Represent MAC at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, 5K, and Wine and Music Festival in Independence, Oregon. All club participants get access to an exclusive MAC-only area with tents and seating during and after the run. Prices with a MAC discount code range from $25-89 per person.

All runners receive a technical race shirt, finisher’s medal, wine glass, and entry into the Wine and Music Festival. See for more information. Reserve a spot on MAC’s team at Finalize your registration and payment using the code and website provided in the confirmation email. OWC904 GETTY IMAGES

Come watch two matches as the Thorns host the 2022 Women’s International Champions Cup. Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by the NWSL.

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Friday, Aug. 26

Bring your family for a fun-filled day among the trees at Tree to Tree Adventure Park in nearby Gaston, Oregon! The park is nestled within the trees and offers fun for the entire family. Little ones can explore the Adventure Village, a kid-friendly tree fort nestled high in the trees, while youth and adults can participate in aerial obstacle course adventures. Cost: 2-8 years of age: $20, 7-9 years of age: $40, 10+ years of age: $50

Bonus perk: MAC members receive half off any of the mini-adventures! These can be reserved day of through the Tree to Tree staff. TREE002

Monday, Sept. 12 MelloMacs Open Rehearsal Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join the club’s adult choir for another season of song and laughter at the annual Open Rehearsal. Songbooks are provided, along with complimentary refreshments. No audition or registration is required to join the free fun! MMOR2022


Big Picture Book Club 7 p.m. The Big Picture Book Group reads nonfiction covering a wide range of subjects. The group recommends and votes on which books to read for the upcoming quarter. Meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Please email Virginia Terhaar ( for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 MAC Professional Business Networking Group 7:30-9 a.m. Members discuss challenges, successes, and hurdles facing professionals and their enterprises. The group is moderated by Dave Hanna, an organizational development professional and MAC member. He ensures that everyone has the opportunity to speak and that the subject matter is meaningful to all attendees. The cost to attend is $5, and the group meets the second Wednesday of each month. MPBG009

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Friday, Sept. 16 Family Friday – Gymnastics Night 6-8 p.m. Bring the whole family for a night of free fun and games around the club! From bounce houses to themed activities, there’s a little something for everyone. Food concessions are available for purchase. Registration is required. FAM101

Saturday, Sept. 17 MAC Tailgater - Oregon State vs. Montana 3-10 p.m.

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Friday, Sept. 16-18 Squash Kickoff Tournament Singles/Doubles 5 p.m. Start Time Join us for the MAC Squash season kickoff tournament. Multiple singles and doubles divisions available, so all levels welcome! Members only.Entry for the event: $30, includes all refreshments and a Saturday afternoon meal.

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Sunday, Sept. 18 MAC Golf Championships and Awards Banquet 11a.m.-5 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Price includes green fees, range balls, snack, lunch, and beverage at the turn, and an award’s celebration at the club at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. See page 66 for more information. GOC0918

Author Talk: Deena Lindstedt Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all MAC members and their guests who love history and literature. The Culture & Style Committee is delighted to welcome local author and historian Deena Lindstedt to present her recently published, award-winning novel, Lady of the Play. Join us from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, to hear Lindstedt discuss Lady of the Play and learn about her extensive research on life in Shakespeare’s England while sipping on tea or coffee and enjoying delicious nibbles. Signed copies of Lindstedt’s book will be available for purchase at the event. “Be not afraid of greatness!” and join us for this special offering. VAT001

Monday, Sept. 19 History Book Group 6:30-8 p.m. Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy, and the Taking of the American West by Blaine Harden tells the story of the Whitman “massacre” and how it helped shape the history of the Oregon Country right up to today. Questioners are Craig Siegel and Diane Herrmann.

Thursday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 25 MAC Tennis Juniors and Singles Club Championships Weekdays start at 5 p.m., weekends start at 9:30 a.m. Adult men can compete at 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0+ levels; women at 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0+ levels; and juniors at 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U. A separate boys and girls draw will be made unless entries warrant combining genders. In the case of low entries, some age group events may be combined. The fee is $20 per player. TEN922

Saturday, Sept. 24 USA Swimming Q&A Webinar on Athletic Performance, Sports Medicine, and Science 10-11:30 a.m.

Please join our Live Q&A with President Mary Turina and General Manager Charles Leverton featuring Beverly Davis as they talk about the Campus Master Plan project. This is a great opportunity to hear from other members and get questions answered. The zoom link to participate is included in the confirmation emails. Registration is required and there is no cost to attend.

Join the MAC Swim Committee in welcoming two experts from USA Swimming in a 90-minute Zoom presentation and Q&A. Matt Barbini, the national team director of performance at USA Swimming, talks about the cutting edge of performance analytics and race analysis, long-term athlete development programs, and more. Keenan Robinson, director of sports medicine and science at USA Swimming, is responsible for evaluating injury, identifying risk factors, and streamlining medical care for Team USA swim members. He talks about how strength, conditioning and sports medicine come together to maximize performance. Tickets are $10 and include light refreshments. Limited to 125. Members only. Registration opens Aug. 20. USW924

Thorns vs. Racing Louisville FC

Mother Son Event

7 p.m.

5:30-8 p.m.

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

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Wednesday, Sept. 21 Live Q&A 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Upcoming Timbers Games: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 vs. Nashville SC 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 vs. FC Dallas 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 vs. Seattle Sounders 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 vs. Atlanta United 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 vs. Minnesota United

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Sunday, Sept. 25 Thorns vs. Chicago Red Stars 3 p.m. Tickets for games go on sale one month prior to game day. Visit All matches are subject to change by the NWSL.




Tuesday, Sept. 27 Evening Literary Group 7-8 p.m. The Evening Literary Group meets at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month for a lively discussion on a previously chosen book. Members and their guest are always welcome. The September book is This Is Happiness by Niall Williams.


Friday, Sept. 30 Family Fall Festival 6-8 p.m. Save the date. More info coming soon!

Family Friday – Superhero Night

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6-8 p.m. Bring the whole family for a night of free fun and games around the club! From bounce houses to themed activities, there’s a little something for everyone. Food concessions are available for purchase. Registration is required. FAM102

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Friday, Sept. 30 Committee Open House

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5:30-7:30 p.m. The clubhouse is the place to be on Friday, Sept. 30, when the club’s committees join forces with staff to host an open house that allows members to explore the seemingly endless amount of experiences available. This annual event showcases the club’s 52 committees and provides a great opportunity to learn about the committee system and how you can help shape the future of MAC. The night, in conjunction with MAC’s always popular Family Fridays, features a “fitness party” throughout the clubhouse, as well as social opportunities on the main floor. This year’s focus for the event is the “Lifelong Athlete,” and some of MAC’s premier partners are present to highlight the future of health and wellness at America’s healthiest community. OPEN001

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Members celebrated a day of yoga in June, followed by a tea tasting. Smith Teamaker shared its new Winged M Crush tea. PHOTOS BY BRANDON DAVIS

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Hillsboro Hops Game

Members cheered on the Hops as they played the Vancouver Canadians at Ron Tonkin Field. PHOTOS BY MARILYN WHITAKER

10. Barley greeted baseball fans 11. Kiera Thomsen and Audrey Chiotti 12. Fans enjoyed dinner with the game 13. Mike Mathews, Lee Whitaker, and Mary Turina




13 Silcox Hut and Stargazing

Members enjoyed dinner at Silcox Hut and then joined an astronomer for stargazing on Mount Hood. PHOTO BY LAURA JOHNSON-GRAHAM

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THE WIDE WORLD OF WELLNESS POSSIBILITIES Program Manager Maddy Sweeney Weighs in on Present and Future By Jake Ten Pas


or fellow employees, seeing a peer excel in an interim position and make the leap to permanence always gratifies. For MAC members, getting to know a familiar face who can continue to help them live their best lives provides stability and the promise of ongoing inspiration. Fitness & Wellness Manager Maddy Sweeney stepped up to fill the sneakers of former boss Will Cath on a temporary basis in February. When it was announced that she would continue to lead the program in an official capacity moving forward, a collective sigh of relief gusted through both the staff offices and member spaces of MAC. “I am beyond excited to have Maddy as our manager of Fitness & Wellness. There is no doubt that the past year has been full of transitions, problem-solving, and creative thinking. Through her time at MAC, Maddy has demonstrated she is up for the challenge,” sums up Athletic Director Valerie Johnson. “She brings a fresh take on managing one of the most complex programmatic areas of the club, prioritizing member experience and staff engagement.”

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Johnson is confident that the future of MAC Wellness is in good hands across the board, and she looks forward to the ongoing refinement of what members want from the program. “I am so impressed with the leadership in Fitness & Wellness! With a great mix of seasoned and new professionals, there are so many amazing ideas on how to continue to grow MAC’s programming,” she says. “Our challenge is how to harness all the great ideas and intentionally deliver them to members to meet their diverse needs.”

To find out more about what Sweeney has in mind, and the professional and personal experiences that continue to define her leadership and commitment to health and well-being, The Winged M sat down with her for an interview.

Jake Ten Pas: Soccer was your first sporting passion. What did you love about it besides the connection to your dad, who played the game professionally?


Maddy Sweeney: It’s definitely a heritage of being Irish; you are a soccer player in your soul. I think it’s embedded into your DNA. But the actual sport itself, I really think team sports are one of the best things that you can do as a kid. I didn’t know that as a kid, obviously, but looking back as an adult now, I’m like, “Oh, team sports teach you so many things.” Losing games or tournaments, getting hurt, having to come back from those things. There’s so much strategy to soccer, and there are so many people on the field.

There are 22 people on the field that you’re running around with. The communication and the awareness, both intrinsic and external, that you have to have playing soccer is, to me, the thing that I think I thrived on. There’s usually a captain on each team, and those people develop over time. I was usually the captain, not because I was the daughter of the coach, but because I have a natural leadership ability. That came through as I started to play more and more. It’s being able to see the big picture, and I think that is where I started to develop my skills. JTP: What are the inherent qualities of a good leader?

MS: Being able to have a presence without being too boisterous is something I really like in a leader, and also being able to follow and not lead. That’s the key, in my opinion. Letting other people have the spotlight and supporting them is huge in leadership. Also, stand back, see the big picture, and insert your recommendations or opinions without being nervous that people might not take them. Being confident in, I think we should do this, and also listening after that. I’m into improv, so this all comes down to who I am today as a person. It’s a mixture of sports, comedy, and passion for fitness. JTP: Did you get into improv after watching Arrested Development?

MS: I never watched that. I always watched MAD TV when I was growing up, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and then I fell in love with Kristen Wiig and Saturday Night Live, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey. My mom passed away in 2014, I was going through the grief, and I watched Jimmy Fallon. Kristen Wiig was on his show and the actress who played Khaleesi on Game of Thrones. It was just a small bit, but I fell in love with the character improv. I signed up for improv that day in Detroit. JTP: Do you do still do improv? Are you involved with a local troupe?

MS: I do improv right now at Curious Comedy. I did classes with them this last year, and then I just auditioned and got onto a cast for a show that starts at the end of August. It’s called Gauntlet. It’s shortform, tournament-style. We just had our first rehearsal yesterday. We’ve gone from soccer to improv very fast. This is what happens to me.

JTP: There is a lot of improvisation in soccer. Also, you’ve just admitted that you’ve never seen Arrested Development or Game of Thrones, which makes me wonder, are you not giving yourself enough personal time to catch up on your stories? MS: I love that. I fill personal time with so many things that I almost feel like I need to cut hobbies out of my life so that I can focus on watching or doing a thing to the fullest. Outside of work, I really like building projects with my hands, so woodworking. Right now, I’m starting a campervan buildout. The journey has just started, but I’m fascinated with building things, so I want to learn everything about that. I love to be outside. I have a fiancée, and when we have time together, which is very little right now, we try to go on trips to the coast or to the forest, and we have a little puppy, so we bring her with us.

JTP: What is it about improv? Is it that, “Yes, and …” philosophy? What have you learned from the actual practice of it that you’ve been able to take and apply to your personal or professional life?

MS: This is my soul. The biggest thing, I suppose, is the ability to, in the moment, collaborate with another human, and always trying to make the other person feel like what they’re doing is right. My goal is always supporting their ideas and thoughts and bouncing and growing off of those things. Every interaction, even at MAC with staff or members, listening to what they’re saying, because that is imperative in improv. You can’t be talking over each other. You have to listen and consume what they’ve done and add to that or gift them something to work with. It could be the smallest interaction. I think that people feel heard and feel supported very quickly due to the things that I bring from improv. On a basic level, having fun and making things lighter is something I hope I bring here.

JTP: You studied exercise science and public health at Portland State University. How did getting into the “why” or “how” of your passion for athletics and collaboration change your perspective? MS: Let’s back up. While playing soccer, I hurt my meniscus. I was in the athletic training room for four weeks rehabbing that during my junior college soccer tenure, and that’s the spark that got me really excited and interested in the human body. I was able to get back to a hundred percent for the rest of the season, which to me was incredible. I couldn’t walk before that. I learned a lot, and I’m a curious person, so when I was in the training room, I was asking, “What is this? Why do you do this?” and I started to realize these people who are taking care of me are so smart. They know anatomy and physiology beyond anything. That experience started to pave my path of what I was interested in beyond sports. I knew I didn’t want to be a head coach forever; I’m going to do this cool science side of sports. So, I went to PSU and I realized that there’s a degree for that. I was like, “Oh my God, you can study this.” Learning about all of the things that health is, from the athleticism and the nutrition aspect to chronic and communicable diseases, I realized that the sky’s the limit when you go into the health field.

For a second, I wanted to be a physical therapist, but there’s so much school and money involved with that. I decided, I’ll do athletic training, and I realized I can’t see broken bones coming out of skin, and that’s a big part of that. So, it turned into this idea of, how can I be in leadership and also align myself with the performance and fitness industry? I began working in campus recreation and started out as a referee there for intramurals. JTP: That’s got to be a thankless job.

MS: Oh, it was! That’s where you grow your thick, tough skin. Especially being a female refereeing basketball, which was all the football players because they can’t play the same intramural sport as their sport of competition. It was all the football players playing basketball and all the basketball players playing intramural football, and I was a female calling technical fouls on these boys. Yeah. Just the amount of flack I got, I grew a lot of confidence, resilience. JTP: As a woman leader in the fitness industry, do you have to work harder to have your authority or expertise respected? MS: Honestly, no. I don’t speak on behalf of all females in this industry, only my experience, but I feel like I’ve been met with mostly acceptance. I know what I know, and I’m confident in that, so if you

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JTP: What one hobby could you never eliminate from your life? MS: Improv.


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Continued from page 51 don’t believe me or care to hear what I say, it doesn’t faze me. I have clients, I have success stories, I have people who trust me with everything, so I know that I’m not full of it. But I haven’t felt disrespected by my peers here. I feel like the reason I am a manager right now — and I feel comfortable walking through this space every single day — is because I can fist bump, high five, and say hi to every single person I work with and never feel degraded or demeaned for anything. I think that that’s super special. I have worked in some places where there were big egos, but who hasn’t?


Maybe it’s experience-based too, because

I think this industry is all about “experience prevails.” In the general sense, females are starting to come through. Even speaking about referees, there are female NFL referees, and there are going to be more and more because we’re just as awesome and capable, and that’s becoming more obvious. We coach football and other men’s teams now. There are many successful female strength and conditioning coaches who are starting to make big names for themselves, and those are people I follow, subscribe to, and look to with respect.

JTP: You mentioned strength and conditioning coaches, which seems like a nice segue into two of the programs you’ve piloted in the past year, MAC Fit Pro and Junior Strength & Conditioning. How did you realize that those were holes that needed to be filled within MAC, how did you set them up, and how are they progressing?

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MS: When I started in May of last year as a supervisor under Will [Cath], he had this idea of Orangetheory being a part of MAC’s offerings based on people requesting that. I stepped into a preexisting project that was open-ended in terms of how I wanted to make it look. That turned into MAC’s Pro Series. The gap that we’ve now filled with the Pro series is offering small-group training opportunities, and those are important parts of a program. You’ve got personal training, which is one-on-one, a very intimate exchange between trainer and client, where your needs are constantly evaluated under a microscope.

Then there’s the group exercise option, which is very much the opposite. The benefits of group exercise are many; people are moving and there’s a social aspect. The instructor is there to help motivate and guide you, but it’s less focused on the individual. There’s also this middle road or option that was not here at MAC, but has been everywhere else I’ve worked. I actually prefer small-group training over the other two as a coach or trainer because you can create an environment and a little team of people who can work out together and motivate each other. The coach is like the sideline cheerleader, and people learn from each other in those groups, as long as they’re small. There are huge benefits to the small group. The coaching side of it is making the experience feel fluid and helping people interact with each other. I’ve seen awesome friendships grow out of small-group training, which is really fun. You get one-on-one attention or autonomy, depending on what is needed, and you’re never singled out.

JTP: In a huge theatrical production, you’re either a star or an extra. In a one-woman show, you can’t avoid the spotlight. But in a small-group performance like, say, improv, everybody takes on different roles, supports each other, and feels accountable. MS: I would absolutely call the accountability piece the magic of a small group, because once you create that culture, the community, it is so powerful to have. Accountability can be a very strong motivator, but I also really like the looseness of it. When I coach in a small group, I can give attention to somebody who might need it, but the other four or five, they don’t care. They’re doing their thing and that person doesn’t feel awkward or singled out. If you’re a good coach, you create that seamlessness to it, where you’re helping everybody in their own little ways. Everybody feels taken care of, but

also pushed to do the things that they heard you telling the other person. There is this really cool art to it.

There’s Pilates Pro, which is the small group reformer option, very much more specialized. You have an instructor there who is very aware of the modifications that need to be made, and six people max on machines who definitely need instruction. Anybody can go to those. You might have beginners and people who are more advanced, and they’re all learning together in the same space. We’ve got Boxing Pro and TRX Pro, also, so small-group options for more specialized programming.

The Junior Strength & Conditioning, I’m really happy that that’s happening. I come from a strength and conditioning background, and I coached a lot of youth athletes. Here at MAC, we have a bunch of teams with youth athletes. In the past, we haven’t leveraged our strength and conditioning professionals to help those teams. The plan was, let’s put coaches with teams and enhance their performance through regular training. We went down that route and found quickly it’s really tough for space and budget to have a strength and conditioning coach for every team. So, we stepped back and asked, “How can we offer the same thing but to all junior members?” Not every junior member is on a team. We created different levels — elementary, middle school, and high school groupings. The elementary groups are mainly just learning the basics of movement through games, teamwork, and bonding. Instead of running around in the Junior Lounge, now they’re doing something productive and structured. The middle schoolers definitely have movement patterns that they need to refine, but they’re also learning teamwork communication and how to move load properly. The high schoolers, they might be more interested in the Fitness Room, appropriate etiquette, and how to move real-weight barbells even in a structured environment. We tiered out the different age categories and grades that exist in our junior population and created programming for the developmental, physical, and emotional aspects of all those. One of the people helping me with this, Christy Johnson, has a special education background, and the other one, Jordan Blue, has a basketball performance/youth athlete background. JTP: In some ways, this sounds like an outgrowth of the type of work Tysen Christensen and Katarina Simko were doing prior to the pandemic, consulting with MAC’s competitive sports programs



mask, making sure the temperature is appropriate for optimal sleep, and that I need eight hours. I’m aware that there are things set you up for success both before bed and after waking up. I do not look at my phone in bed! There’s so much science around this and I know it, so I try to act on it. JTP: Being as active as you are has to be one big step towards sleeping well.

Fitness & Wellness Manager Maddy Sweeney lives the good life with her dog, Beya. to enhance their practices and perspectives through the lens of Wellness. Is there a connection?

MS: This particular concept is an idea that I came in with, but the exciting part is that the project that they were working on aligned with my vision. This whole program, MAC Fitness & Wellness, takes into consideration the mind, movement, nutrition, and recovery aspects. Those are the four pillars that I’ve come from other previous jobs with, and that create a holistic look at every person.

JTP: What is the overall state of the Wellness program at MAC? It’s been around less than five years, but it seems like it’s grown a lot. MS: We’re defining wellness. I think that’s been the biggest phase-one project, because wellness is a really vague term. It could encompass mental, spiritual, financial, or emotional aspects. Wellness is so many things, and while Katarina and I have our own definitions, we’re less about imparting them onto the membership than we are reaching out to ask what wellness means to the MAC members. This is an ecosystem that is very different than others. Our goal right now is to define wellness using the feedback that we receive. Knowing what’s important to members and how we can support their wellness priorities will help us design workshops, educational series, and more.

For instance, we know that massage and our other recovery tools are being utilized heavily. How can we use those two modalities to educate before and after members use equipment and services? I think sleep hygiene is a really underrated conversation piece that

all of us need to hear more about, even if it’s the dirty facts about how badly people sleep and how that can affect them in older age. There are direct links to Alzheimer’s and other serious consequences that happen with bad sleep hygiene, which is applicable to every human. But with so many busy professionals here at MAC, that needs to be talked about. Then there’s meditation. I want to make it less woo-woo and more, this is something you can actually do five minutes a day.

JTP: Taking on a new leadership role here at MAC, I’m guessing your sleep hygiene isn’t as squeaky clean as you might wish right now? MS: Yes and no. I also got a puppy last year, which really proved that I’m not OK when I don’t sleep. My energy and my focus is gone. Anybody who’s had a kid would likely say the same thing, not that I’m comparing dogs to kids, because that’s not appropriate. JTP: It’s OK. This is a safe space. I also only have dogs.

MS: Thank you. That little puppy woke up every two hours for the first five to six months, and if you didn’t wake up, that thing was having an accident all over everything you loved. So, I was sleeping on the couch a lot, and not continuous hours. Mind you, I went through months of diving into sleep hygiene during COVID times, listening to podcasts and audiobooks and just being fascinated with sleep hygiene. Then something like this happens, and you realize you’re doing all the wrong things, but you can’t do anything about it. Normally, I’m very cognizant, and I put a lot of effort into things like wearing an eye

MS: Two things: The physical activity piece, huge. Even if it’s a walk, you need that for your brain to decompress. I also use Headspace a lot and have been for probably four years now. There are sleepcasts and stories that I’ve used in the past when I was having trouble falling asleep, or white noise of some sort. That helps me fall asleep, and I do the meditations as well, if not before bed, then in the morning to help me wake up. All these tricks that I use are like my little recipe, and we can help members find their own. JTP: What are your future hopes for the programs you oversee?

MS: I want to grow Junior Strength & Conditioning. I want it to be something that all the parents know about here. It’s so positive for the kids to be in a group together with a coach who understands their developmental needs and is focused on teaching them how to move safely and efficiently, and to transfer that to whatever they do. They don’t have to play sports at all. Walking properly, not putting your head down on your phone all day, and imagining what it is like to have your spine in the correct position are universal. All these things that kids aren’t getting right now in PE is what we want to have here at MAC. There’s a lot of growth to be had here with that program. A lot of high schoolers haven’t learned that stuff. You don’t know how to move weights properly. Even with school teams, I don’t know if every high school has an appropriate strength and conditioning coach associated with them. If they don’t, the kids are just doing things that they see on Instagram. There are professionals here on our staff who are so passionate about helping youth, and I want that to be ever-present.

I’m excited to have a team of people that are here for it. They’re here to win it. At the end of the day, we’re in the business of helping people, and all of us are obsessed with learning more. That’s the kind of culture I’d like to keep, because complacency and mediocrity are just two words that I want to put on a wall so I can point to them and say, “We’re not doing that. That’s not what we are.”


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Junior Strength & Conditioning Keeps on Growing MAC Junior Strength & Conditioning is up and running throughout the summer months! One of the program’s popular classes — Intro to Speed, Agility & Quickness (ages 11-13), led by Coaches Garrett Schnell and Jack Brennan — is comprised of a motivated group of juniors who look to improve their skills on the field or court. Schnell and Brennan progressively program sessions with the goal of increasing footwork skills, acceleration, and movement speed.

The Fitness & Wellness department is excited to see the Junior Strength & Conditioning program grow and make a positive social, physical, and emotional impact on MAC kids and teens. See below for the summer schedule of classes, which runs from July 25-Aug. 26. Stay tuned for the fall class schedule! Active Start (ages 8-10, third-fifth grade)

Elementary Fitness: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-4:45 p.m., led by Christy Johnson – YAS101

Elementary Yoga: Wednesdays, 5-5:45 p.m., led by Julia Nachman – YAS151 Learning to Train (ages 11-13, sixth-eighth grade)

Intro to Strength & Conditioning: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-4:45 p.m., led by Robbie Shabbasson – YLT101 Intro to Speed, Agility & Quickness: Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:15-1 p.m., led by Garrett Schnell & Jack Brennan – YLT151

Intermediate Yoga: Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m., led by Julia Nachman – YLT126 Performance Training (ages 14-18, ninth-12th grade)

Women’s Strength & Conditioning: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., led by Kayla Starker – YPS151 High School Strength & Conditioning (Beginner/Intermediate): Tuesdays & Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., led by Josh Sargeant – YPS101 High School Strength & Conditioning (Intermediate/Advanced): Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2 p.m., led by Josh Sargeant – YPS201 Intermediate Yoga – Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m., led by Julia Nachman – YLT126

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Welcome to the Conversation!

Share a personal definition of wellness with MAC’s team by scanning the above code.

Katarina Simko, Wellness Supervisor at MAC

Defining Wellness at MAC

“Wellness is the oil that allows the machine of my life to run smoothly. Wellness seems to correlate with my life going along easy.” – Julie Gotcher

Wellness Supervisor Katarina Simko has been helping members along their health and fitness journeys for more than three years now. She’s been instrumental in shaping the club’s current Wellness offerings, but as Maddy Sweeney says in her Q&A, it’s up to members where they want to go.

In the interest of starting a conversation, Simko shares her personal definition of wellness below, followed by a few members doing the same on the right. Readers are invited to chime in by scanning the QR code.

“Wellness to me isn’t just about working out and the food we eat. Wellness is what our minds consume (news, books, social media); how we respond to stress or bounce back from injury, pain, or loss; and how we perceive ourselves. Wellness encompasses the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental, and financial spokes in our wheel of our life. If one spoke is short or off, the way we roll through life is clunky. In general, I think the best way to describe wellness is to ask, ‘How resilient are we?’ Life always has setbacks, hard times, and things to improve upon. It’s how we grow, improve, and what we take away from those experiences that is important. To me, better health is not a goal but a vehicle to allow you to do more of what you love. Thus, wellness is about simple daily choices we make to allow us to be more resilient in mind, body, and community,” said Katarina Simko.

“Wellness is taking care of yourself both physically and mentally so you can be the best version of you!” – Kelli & Sydney Wilson


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Fitness and Wellness Corner Average Number of Members in Fitness Spaces Average across half hour

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 5 A.M.

9 A.M.


3 P.M.

6 P.M.

10 P.M.



Fitness Spaces By the Numbers Fitness Operations and Fit Staff track usage and trends to ensure proper staffing and provide the club with other valuable information. For the month of June, the Cardio equipment saw a volume average of 75 uses per day or about 2,245 for the month.


Since winter, the fitness spaces have seen an increase in member use, especially during midmorning times. The club continues to collect and review its summer numbers, but based on what’s currently known, it appears that the average will top both winter and spring of 2022. Want to know when to go? Take a look at the average number of members on the fitness spaces in the chart above.

Normatec Cleaning Update New cleaning procedures in the Recovery Room are being implemented for the Normatec compression sleeves. To lengthen the lifespan of the equipment and ensure adequate disinfection, Fit Staff are now spraying the compression sleeves and allowing the cleaning solution to sit for 10 minutes between uses. The Wellness Department asks for members’ patience when using equipment as wait times may increase. While waiting, feel free to stretch, use the CORE meditation device, or take advantage of one of the Hyperice massage devices.


MyZone Challenge Top 10 SarLewis...........................5,000 MEPs Will C..................................5,000 MEPs Emily..................................3,945 MEPs BlaneAsh..........................3,471 MEPs ZY........................................3,416 MEPs ChrisMa............................3,198 MEPs Diablo................................2,919 MEPs kkennedy..........................2,752 MEPs jaywalsh............................2,562 MEPs RenayJ ...................................2,315 MEPs

A big thank you to all of those who participated in our first club-wide MyZone Challenge. It began on June 1, and members vied to be the first to get to 5000 MEPS (MyZone Exertion Points). Congratulations to Sara Lewis, who won the competition, arriving at 5000 MEPS on June 22. Great Job, Sara, and stay tuned for the next challenge!


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Age Group

Recommended Hours of Sleep Per Day

0-3 months


1-2 years


4-11 months 3-5 years

6-12 years

13-17 years 18-64 years 65+ years

12-16* 10-13* 9-12 8-10 7-9 7-8

*includes naps

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sleep: An Essential Piece of the Wellness Puzzle By Dr. Vuong Vu For anyone who strives to live a healthy lifestyle, sleep is crucial. It’s the time when the body can rest, reset, and recharge to tackle daily challenges. Sleep should be considered the foundation upon which all other pillars of health are built. What constitutes “a good night’s rest” varies from person to person. The table above illustrates differences at each life stage. Bear in mind there is always a sweet spot between too much and not enough.

The challenges of insomnia Certain people are prone to sleep difficulties or disruptions that can contribute to health challenges, including: • Older adults, who may experience a decrease in total sleep and deep sleep time, and more frequent middle-of-the-night awakening.

• Athletes of any age, who may have rigorous schedules that include especially early, late, or long hours.

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“Find what works for you, and try to stay consistent to give yourself the best chance of getting a good night’s sleep.” – Vuong Vu • Anyone during summer months, when an increase in light exposure suppresses melatonin, a hormone that plays a key role in promoting sleep. • Anyone who experiences stress, anxiety, depression, nightmares, trauma, sleep apnea, or restless legs syndrome.

Unfortunately, sleep is often treated as something flexible that is easily abandoned in comparison to other things viewed as more important or more enjoyable. Sleep loss can be harmful to overall health. Initially, it can cause noticeable struggles with learning or concentration, memory challenges, lower energy, increased irritability, increased

appetite, and slower reaction time. Longerterm, it can increase the risk of developing heart disease, higher blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and dementia.

How to get better sleep The following summary of sleep hygiene recommendations from sleep specialists is not comprehensive, and everyone doesn’t necessarily need to do all of them. Find what works for you, and try to stay consistent to give yourself the best chance of getting a good night’s sleep.

Consult with your primary care doctor, psychiatrist, or sleep specialist if you think you might benefit from sleep aids, as every person has unique circumstances to consider. 1. Go to bed when you feel sleepy. If it takes longer than 20 to 30 minutes to fall asleep, get out of bed and do a relaxing activity until you feel sleepy again.

2. Have a comfortable sleep environment. Keep the room cool (around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit), dark, and quiet. Playing white noise can help drown out external sounds.


3. Try to set a consistent sleep and wake time. Yes, even on weekends and holidays. It can help to get out of bed as soon as you wake up and expose yourself to natural light to suppress melatonin and get your day started.

5. Try to avoid naps during the day. If you do take a nap, try to do so before 3 or 4 p.m. and keep it under an hour. Athletes or people who struggle to sleep enough might try a “caffeine nap”: Ingest 150-200 mg of caffeine and then aim to sleep for 30 minutes or less. 6. Try to avoid vigorous exercise close to bedtime. Anything above mild exercise can elevate your heart rate and cortisol (stress hormone) levels, making it harder to rest and relax afterward.

7. Avoid electronics that emit blue light such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, and TV. Blue light mimics sunlight and can be counterproductive to sleep if you use them right before bedtime. 8. Use the bed for sleep and intimacy only. It’s ideal to find a separate space for activities like watching TV, looking at your phone, reading, or studying. 9. Avoid caffeine if possible — especially after lunch time. Caffeine is found in coffee, soda, dark chocolate, certain teas, energy drinks, and some supplements. 10. Avoid alcohol if possible, especially before bed. Alcohol is both a diuretic and a muscle relaxant, and it can disrupt restorative sleep. It can also be dangerous to mix with other sedative or hypnotic medications or supplements. 11. Avoid high fluid intake close to bedtime.

12. Avoid cigarettes and other forms of nicotine. Nicotine is a stimulant and has been proven to increase the risk of developing sleep apnea. Vuong Vu, MD is an adult and sports psychiatrist who practices at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. All content presented is based on objective research and the views of this author. If interested, please email for sources. Please consult with your own doctor as information presented is not official medical advice.


4. Establish a wind-down routine one to two hours before bed. It can begin with pre-bed tasks like showering or brushing your teeth. Other non-stimulating activities include reading by dim light, doing a puzzle, or practicing deep breathing exercises.

Sugar and Fat is the Worst Combination for Your Skin By Dr. Lindsey Nelson I love summer when my skin has a nice glow from the sun. I know I need to wear SPF, but I do prefer my face tan, as I think I look more rested. ‘

I’m always trying to defy aging, and I’ve tried most of the external solutions out there, like topical creams and gels. But guess what? Your skin responds to everything going on inside your body too. It turns out that clearer skin can be found by just watching what you eat. A new study out of the University of California, Davis showed exactly how this works. The study was done in mice, but it helps us understand the mechanisms of how everything in the body relates. Researchers found that foods in the diet influence the microbiota in the gut, which in turn influences the immune system and inflammation in the skin or the joints. More specifically, high fat and sugar in the diet aggravated skin problems — but changing the diet to include less fat and sugar supported better skin health! If you deal with skin issues that come and go — sometimes under control and other times flaring — I suggest you take the first step of tracking your diet in relation to your skin. Do you notice any patterns? Here are some other suggestions for how to use your diet to improve skin health: • Ditch the processed foods that are filled with sugars and trans fats • Focus on healthy fats, like nuts, avocados, olive oil, and fish • Load up on antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables

• Drink plenty of water to hydrate your cells and your skin

Looking for more tips on healthy skin? Join me at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17 for a webinar on healthy skin from a naturopathic perspective. Reference: Shi Z, Wu X, Santos Rocha C et al. Short-Term Western Diet Intake Promotes IL-23‒Mediated Skin and Joint Inflammation Accompanied by Changes to the Gut Microbiota in Mice. J Invest Dermatol. 2021; 141: 1780-1791.


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Members of the 2021 40+ Mixed Doubles 6.0 PNW Sectional Championship team: Fenn Bourland, Michael Doherty, Jeri Finn, Jonathan Howe, Kayla Casebeer, Brooke Daniel, Zachary Wright, and Brendan Finn.

League Play Improves Your Game Team competition fosters a strong and loyal community


hether they’re young or old, a beginner player or a seasoned veteran, MAC tennis players have an abundance of tennis leagues available to help them get their competitive fix. Although it’s an individual sport, tennis has many team opportunities for competition, which helps to foster a strong and loyal community. Ask any MAC league player, and they will say the team aspect and the camaraderie built around it is a strong driver for pushing them to not only keep playing, but to work on their game to improve for next season. If you know the size of the MAC tennis community, it will come as no surprise to hear that MAC has the largest league presence of all clubs in the Portland area.

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Just how many different tennis leagues are played at MAC? Well, good question! MAC sponsors three leagues: the JTT or Junior Team Tennis, City League, and USTA Leagues. JTT introduces competitive tennis to MAC juniors in three divisions: 10U, 12U, and 14U. The 10U players play on a 60-foot court (the blue lines on MAC tennis courts) and utilize the orange ball. They are about the cutest thing on tennis courts, with all of them scurrying about competing against peers. The 12U teams are broken into green ball and yellow ball divisions, with both playing on the 78-foot court. They are now using the full court and advancing or already using



MAC sponsors three leagues: the JTT or Junior Team Tennis, City League, and USTA League.

the yellow ball. The last group is the 14U. These MAC players have typically competed for a few years and are looking to start playing tournaments if they have not begun already. JTT is a great way to introduce kids to competitive tennis in a fun team format with their friends.

Next up is City League, a women’s league which plays on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Anyone who walks by the courts during one of these matches will find some ladies battling it out on the courts while the rest of the team is socializing, nibbling on snacks, or having a full-on lunch. City League is a socially competitive league, and lunch is always provided by the home team. The social part should not fool anyone, though. These women are out for keeps! The top team from each division is moved up to the next division, and the bottom team is moved down to play in a lower division at the end of the year. Needless to say, teams get fired up seeing the standings, always wanting to advance, and never wanting to be the “cellar dweller.” Over 240 MAC women call City League home with a waitlist of eager players looking forward to an opportunity to join one of the 11 teams available.

The last tennis league MAC sponsors is the USTA. The USTA year is broken into three seasons, with multiple leagues competing in each. The 18+ Mixed Doubles and the 55+ leagues start things off in the fall. This is followed by the Mixed 40+ and the 18+ beginning in the new year. The last season, spring, has Mixed 55+, 65, and 40+ all starting

around mid-March or early April. Spring also has the 70+ season which begins in May and lasts through the summer months. All USTA leagues except for the 70+ have postseason play for whichever teams are vying. The postseason begins with local area playoffs, which are played to determine the best team in Portland. This team will move on and represent the area in sectionals. The USTA breaks the country into 16 sections, which all send a champion to compete for a national title. Making sectionals is a big deal for tennis

players, and many have a goal of qualifying and competing for at least one national title during their tennis career.

Tennis on its own is a great sport, but playing on a team adds another aspect to the game altogether. League play drives players to continually hone their game as they look forward to the next season. And, being on a MAC team opens up a new “tennis circle of buddies” for a lot of players. MAC tennis teams are a special part of the community. AUGUST 2022

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Spring Classic Decathlon Twenty athletes participated in the first in-person MAC Decathlon in two years. Janet Schroer was the athlete of the event, setting eight age-group records in winning the women’s division. Tyler Burns set one age-group record in winning the men’s division and won the Coplay Award for highest track and field score. Lori Webb was the women’s Coplay winner and first in her age group.

Decathlon Results Female 35-39 40-44 45-49 60-64 65-69

Cait Citti Caryn Dombrow Katherine Kurtz Lori Webb Janet Schroer – Overall Winner

Male 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 60-64 65-69 75-79

Reed Moshofsky Michael Zupan Cameron Webb Chris Delacy Calvin Strahorn-Brown Tyler Burns – Overall Winner Michael Murphy Wes Citti George McCleary JJ Weeks David Harding Brett Moshofsky Kelly Delacy Steve Brown Bill Cordano

Spring Decathlon overall winners Janet Schroer and Tyler Burns.

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3405 NE Fremont St $855,000

Aimee Virnig (503) 803-7678



Juniors Learn Basic Skills at Golf Camp Keep an eye out for emails regarding the Junior Golf Camp for children ages 6-16 on Monday, Aug. 22-Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Pumpkin Ridge. Junior golfers can learn the basics and develop skills to continue to improve in a fun environment. Participants receive golf instruction, encompassing all areas of golf, and lunch each day. Play time emphasizes course management, shot selection, and rules.

Competitive golfers are invited to join MAC Golf for the Annual Golf Club Championships at Ghost Creek at Pumpkin Ridge on Sunday, Sept. 18. Divisions for members are Men’s and Women’s Open, Senior (ages 50-65), and Super Senior (ages 66+).

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Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. with tee times starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $140, $160 with golf cart, and includes green fees, range balls, snack lunch and beverage at the turn, and an awards celebration.

The Awards Celebration is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 on the Second Floor Terrace. It includes heavy appetizers, a hosted drink for golf players and a guest, and awards.


There is also a “nine and wine” twilight couples golf event in the works, plus additional ladies golf outings. Be sure to take advantage of the “Creek Card” through Ghost Creek at Pumpkin Ridge, with no charge to MAC members

Register now for the Annual Golf Championships at Pumpkin Ridge. (a $119 fee is waived). The card offers nice discounts on green fees, items in the pro shop, and food. Don’t forget that you can keep your handicap through MAC by sending an email to To receive golf-related emails, make sure to check “golf ” as an interest in your MAC profile.


3032 NW Roosevelt


503 295 0151

Mon - Fri 9:00 - 5:00


SCOREBOARD Honoring MAC members — representing the club in competition — for placing first, second, or third in state, regional, national, or international athletic competitions, or members who have qualified for nationals in events that qualify for championship funding.


MAC Handball Players Win Big at Nationals 71st United States Handball Association Four-Wall Championships June 15-19 Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, Oregon Over 250 players from all over the U.S. and other countries played in this event, including handball’s top professional players. Twenty MAC handball players and former MAC athletic members participated in this elite event. There were ten different championships won by nine players from Oregon. The winners were: A Doubles 2nd place, Josh Bateman and Matt Steele B Singles 1st place, Michael Stenberg B Doubles 1st place, Ed Fredenburgh and Nick Fredenburgh C Singles 1st place, David Harper 2nd place, Nick Fredenburgh Women’s 35+ Singles 1st place, Jennifer Hinman 50+ Singles 2nd place, Ryan Grossenbacher 65+ Singles 1st place, David Steinberg 80+ Singles 1st place, Ed Grossenbacher 2nd place, Bill Flowers 80+ Doubles 1st place, Ed Grossenbacher and

Vince San Angelo

13 and Under 1st place, Xavier Duval 2nd place, Alexander Duval 11 and Under 1st place, Alexander Duval

Tournament acknowledgements: Many thanks for the countless hours of work by the MAC tournament planning committee, chaired by Conor Casey, and the many MAC handball volunteers working throughout the tournament.

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Mike Casey (top) competing in his division at the National Handball Championships at MAC. Dr. Ed Grossenbacher’s (left) two championship wins extend his record of national titles to 60 and 61. Dr. Mike Steele (above) was inducted into United States Handball Association (USHA) Hall of Fame at the tournament banquet.

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Insight founded on experience Our team is ready to help you navigate complex financial situations and advise you every step of the way. Ted Austin Market Leader 503.464.4881


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Member Numbers: Walk Across America Mileage Walk Across America is a national program that allows members to create annual mileage goals, with endof-year rewards. The idea is to set a mileage goal that is reasonable, attainable, challenging, and motivating. MAC members may join at any time. For information about the program and to submit mileage, please contact Claire Galton at

Mileage as of June 30 Ann Blume, 5136

Vuong Vu, 1062

Dee Poujade, 13101

Hal Broughton, 25759

Shannon Leonetti, 83982

Nancy Sergeant, 28908

Sally Broughton, 19002

Harriet Maizels, 26410

Carrie Stucky, 28810

Ann Durfee, 46937

Tom Neilsen, 5621

Barbara Wetzel, 28380

Claire Galton, 44035

Linda Opray, 21534

Ellen Wax, 2062

Norm Frink, 12563

John Popplewell, 2951

Dave Huffman, 1490

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252 NW Maywood Drive, Portland, OR 97210 4 beds | 3.5 bath | 4,441 s.f. | Sold for $3,161,500

Christy MacColl & Carrie Gross 503-984-1723



Listing Agent Jason Mendell

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Classifieds EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All Winged M real estate advertising is subject to the 1988 Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or family status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” For Rent SUN VALLEY – Elkhorn Fairway 9, 3BR plus loft, 4 bath townhome on 9th tee box of Elkhorn golf course. Nice views, pool, hot tub, golf, tennis, avail, 503-314-4412 For Sale ONE BLOCK TO MAC – 1BR condo, 1 1/2 baths, top floor, city/south views, owner @ $499k. 503-254-6556 Central Oregon

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

2022 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES Member rate $10.75 per line Member business rate $19.50 per line Non-member rate $19.50 per line Email ads to or call 503-517-7223. Please contact the Communications department for deadlines.

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SUNRIVER – Fremont Crossing, 2,200+, 3 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 masters, slps 8, all amenities, access to The Cove, Sage Springs. Hot tub, p-pong, bikes, no smkg/pets. 503-706-8886. SUNRIVER – Quelah 3 BR, 2 BA, private pool, spa & tennis courts. 503-892-9993. DCCA #762 SUNRIVER – 3 Bedroom Condo Sleeps 8. Tennis courts, pool, spa, and kiddie pool on the property. Close to SHARC, Nature Ctr, Marina, Stables, and Village. 503-449-5544 Coastal GEARHART – Beautiful and spacious 4 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 8+. Near beach, park, golf, tennis. Gourmet kitchen, TV room, Wi-Fi, great deck/yard. 503-804-5606, International PARIS APARTMENT: At Notre Dame. Elegant 2 BR, 2 BA, with lift. PROVENCE: 4 BR, 4 BA Amazing views. Owned by MAC member. 202.285.1201

Hawaii KONA, HAWAII – Lovely oceanfront 1 BR condo. Tennis, oceanside pool/spa. Great view. 503-780-3139. For photos, email: For sale Kings’ Land Waikaloa Hilton timeshare Elite Status. Text 503-801-6084 Out of State PALM SPRINGS Dreamy mountain views! 1-level, fully furnished Twin Palms home 5 mins to downtown. 4 beds/2.5 baths. Sleeps 8 Private pool/spa. Short term rental preferred. 503-449-4964 3D tour: PALM DESERT at Chateau Caldwell! Lory and Stephen Caldwell invite you to experience their beautifully Remodeled, Fabulous & Fun South Palm Desert Home! BBQ, Pool, Table Tennis, Putting Green & Basketball Court! This beautiful property is located 1/2 mile from the El Paseo! The desert’s Rodeo Drive! 503-333-7700 /

ADVERTISER INDEX (W)HERE REAL ESTATE........................................ 2, 4 (W)HERE REAL ESTATE (ERICA WRENN)........ 12 CASCADE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY (PHIL ARENDS/THOMAS ARENDS)............... 19 CASCADE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY (MCCARTAN GROUP BROKERS) ................... 49 CLOSET FACTORY.................................................... 43 JAGUAR LAND ROVER PORTLAND.................... 76 JAMES DIXON ARCHITECT................................... 16 JMI INSURANCE....................................................... 69 JMI LIMOUSINE........................................................ 28 JOHN P. WARD........................................................... 23 KELLEY DULCICH PHOTOGRAPHY................... 54 KEYBANK..................................................................... 23 LARRY & CO .............................................................. 24 LOVEJOY DENTAL.................................................... 18 MAISON INC.............................................................. 67 MATIN REAL ESTATE.................................................8 MERCEDES-BENZ OF PORTLAND..................... 20 MJ STEEN TEAM (MJ STEEN & MACEY LAURICK)............................................... 41 MOUNTAINWOOD HOMES ................................. 10

MPORIUM............................................................ 32, 33 NIFELLE DESIGN-FINE INTERIORS................... 47 OHSU............................................................................ 14 OLSON & JONES CONSTRUCTION.................... 45 PIENOVI PROPERTIES ..............................................6 PORTLAND CITY PROPERTIES............................ 70 PORTLAND FACE DOCTOR.................................. 54 PROVIDENCE REGIONAL FOUNDATION ........ 75 REALTY TRUST URBAN.......................................... 63 RESTOREPDX............................................................. 71 SILVIES VALLEY RANCH................................. 31, 56 SKIN BY LOVELY........................................................ 26 STANDARD TV & APPLIANCE.............................. 30 THE AGENCY (LISA OWENS)............................... 28 TOWER OCULOFACIAL PLASTICS..................... 22 U.S. BANK PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT.................................................... 69 UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES................................... 43 WINDERMERE REALTY TRUST (MEREDITH KANE).............................................. 65


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


Assisted Living & Enhanced Memory Care Unit

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

MAC Naturopath 503.517.2341 •

Live Well

4815 SW Dogwood Lane 503.297.3200 •

Financial Planning & Investments

Physical Therapy

Jay Jensen PT, ATC

Ted Ferguson, CFP®

Senior Portfolio Manager CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional

office hours:

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

Health Insurance

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





Residential Real Estate

Kristi A. Stokes, Sales | Producer Medicare Advantage Plans Individual and Employer Group Plans

warshauer AGENCY

w a503-643-8507 r s h a u e| r AGENCY

Cindy Banzer

Principal Broker | PMAR Master’s Circle

503-709-7277 cell Proud 37 year MAC member LICENSED IN OREGON & WASHINGTON

Residential Real Estate


Lynn Marshall, Real Estate Broker

Jim Pittman Objective Insurance Advice Since 1970

(503) 542-4085


503-780-1890 Insurance Solutions

Residential Real Estate

Serving Northwest businesses and families for over 35 years!

Madeleine Rose

James J. Hisatomi, CIC President

American Benefits, Inc. Complete Insurance Solutions

Commercial | Condos | Benefits | Home, Auto, Life


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

OR Principal Real Estate Broker Cell: 503-781-4667 Premiere Property Group, LLC 5000 Meadows Road, Suite 150 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Office: 503-670-9000


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FALL Multnomah Athletic Club


FALL IN LOVE WITH MAC CLASSES ALL OVER AGAIN This autumn, the club brings back member favorites and fresh new offerings for children, adults, and the whole family. Learn, socialize, or maximize athletic performance with some of the best coaches and instructors in the country.

Registration Dates Tennis: Tuesday, Aug. 9 Aquatics: Wednesday, Aug. 10 All Programs: Thursday, Aug. 11 Make-up Day: Friday, Aug. 12

Stay tuned for the Fall Program Guide, coming soon to

Join us on the pitch! September 30 PRESENTED BY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Green Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Black & W hite Ball – a night like no other! Join the fun as we return in person to Providence Park for the first time in three years. Guests will enjoy food stations featuring local favorites, live entertainment, dessert on the field and plenty of surprises as we raise funds in support of Providence Heart Institute. For information, tickets, tables and sponsorships, go to