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General Manager Norman Rich Senior Executive Assistant Tara Lematta

Chief Financial Offi cer/AGM Tim Arbogast Executive Assistant Julie Yocom Security Manager Dennis Wright

Controller John Foley

Athletic Director Edward Stoner Assistant Athletic Director Pete Greer

Aquatics Manager Reid Macdonald Fitness Manager Darrell Duvauchelle Gymnastics Manager Meg Doxtator Junior Sports Manager Dan Baggett Outdoor Manager Chad Failla Squash Manager Khalid Mir

Tennis Manager Wayne Pickard

Communications Director Michole Jensen

Electronic Communications Manager Charlie Levenson

Food & Beverage Director Cameron McMurry Executive Chef Philippe Boulot

Private Dining Manager Alice Nafziger

Human Resources Director Alison Beppler

Member Services Director Linda Ornelas Child Care Manager Dawna Yntema

Guest Services Manager Christine Natonek

The -M-Porium Manager Tonya Mitchell Member Services Manager Dave Hanna

Operations Director Mark Ellington Physical Plant Manager Dwayne Brantley Purchasing Manager Barry Kaufman

recently attended my son’s football banquet at Jesuit High School. Yes, they are a powerhouse of talent; and no, they did not win the state champi- onship! That honor went to a better team this year. We congratu- late Aloha High School on a wonderful win and a chance to return their program to something they had enjoyed many years ago.

I was struck by the accompanying

emotions of the football players, their parents, the coaches and school administrators during this event. I am certain these same emotions are shared in all football programs around the nation. The statement that stuck most with me was that parents entrust their children to the coaches, and the coaches are obligated and fortunate enough to teach the players the values of great sportsmanship and football skills, and make them better than before. We have similar programs in other

sports at MAC, and I know our coaches, managers, supervisors, parents and athletes feel the same way. Having such a strong desire to excel in sports is an important and meaningful concept. So many of our athletes have gone on to sports at higher levels, whether high school, elite or travel teams, recreational, college and university, professional or Olympic. Our coaches help develop these athletes; however, the real work goes to the athletes themselves as they improve themselves by listening to advice by their coaches. Balancing the skills of the athletes and the drive of the coaches is a diffi cult task that gets refi ned often to ensure teamwork between coach and athlete is at its best. The strongest bonds are between athletes and coaches, and can be achieved with parents taking a backseat (but not a sideline) as this relationship builds. The football banquet was preceded that same weekend with a basketball tourna- ment at Jesuit for younger athletes; the high school athletes and their parents volunteered to raise money for their athletic department. It was not a chore at all but rather a pleasure to work with other parents and watch the athletes work together for

the betterment of their sports. My wife and I are reliving our high school days through the eyes of our children. To me it is better than the fi rst time around.

MAC sports programs are some of


the best in the country, delivered by staff that never forgets the club’s mission that goes back to our earliest traditions. I have sentimental feelings for the quotation from Hodding Carter, which is printed in the closing page of Legacy of the Twenty-Six:

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.”

On this, the start of our 120th anni-

versary, these words could not be more meaningful. We will have a year of celebra- tion that balances between our rooted traditions with the promise the future brings to us all. We continue to invest heavily into our club, its staff and facilities to ensure we can deliver our children with the roots that are important, as well as the wings to fl y to their next challenge. Most of us strive to leave a legacy of goodness, some greatness, and meaningful accomplishments that make us proud. I know I do. Trustees and management have been

entrusted by the membership to care for their club and to ensure they leave it to future generations better than they received it. It’s not an easy task for any individual or group of individuals. With that in mind, I want to take the

opportunity to thank our retiring trustees for their important contributions to our club. Important and invaluable decisions have been made for the betterment of your club. Thank you to retiring President Phil Juckeland, Vice President Sydney Baer, Treasurer Rob Thompson and Secretary Leslie Vanbellinghen for their support, dedi- cation and time invested in the club. They did leave it better than they received it. Congratulations to new President

Bill June, Vice President Vicki Tagliafi co, Treasurer Ron Neiger and Secretary Lisa Caplan Girard. Our management team looks forward to working with you and making our club an even better place. Welcome to new Trustees Carl Burnham, Jim Cleary, Gwen Farnham Hyland and Craig Iverson for agreeing to serve on the board, and continuing to help debate and make lasting decisions that benefi t the membership. WM

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