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Opening remarks from the Chairman and President & CEO SPRING / SUMMER 2024 5 Several years ago, our law firm's executive committee convened in Seattle. Leading up to the event, I reached out to the WAC team for help planning hotel rooms, meeting spaces, and group dinners. e experience exceeded all my expectations, and the 14 attendees from various corners of the country couldn't stop raving about the Club's amenities and exceptional staff. Following that remarkable experience, we opened a corporate account with the Inn at the WAC. Soon, travelers from our other offices made the Inn their preferred lodging when visiting Seattle. Word about the WAC's outstanding service and indulgent amenities—including its fitness areas and spa—spread swily within the firm. Last March, at a retreat in Orlando, I was repeatedly greeted with inquiries about the WAC. Colleagues eagerly expressed their anticipation of staying with us again. I consider myself fortunate to have discovered the WAC, and it brings me immense joy to share the Club and the incredible experiences it provides with others. We are blessed to have our wonderful Clubhouse, a Seattle City Landmark also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has served this community for nearly ten decades, evolving along the way. Its elegant art deco exterior complements 21 floors inside full of offerings and amenities that change over time to enrich the lives of the tens of thousands of members who have supported it since 1930. As maintenance and improvement projects continue to become more and more expensive, it remains imperative that we continue to care for the Clubhouse and present great opportunities for the membership. As such, the Board of Governors has approved a capital dues line to augment our operational revenues and ability to fund the needs of the building and the membership. Our generation can ensure that our Club's upcoming centennial, just a few years away, will present a shining facility the membership and the city can be proud of. Learn more about the recently approved capital dues at wac.net/dues. Roger Wylie Chairman of the Board of Governors rwylie@wac.net Chuck Nelson President & CEO @cnhuskies13 cnelson@wac.net from the Chairman and President & CEO Letters BOARD OF DIRECTORS | 2023–2024 RESIDENT BOARD NON-RESIDENT BOARD OF GOVERNORS PROGRAM BOARD | 2023–2024 Bradley Adams Matt Brannock Franklin Diaz Ali Ducich Hayden Harvey Amy Labossiere Dayna Lurie Hayes Mott Nanette Nelson Kathleen Quinn Nora Tabler Lu Yang Roger Wylie, Chairman rwylie@wac.net Maria Finlayson, Chairman Elect mariafinlayson@yahoo.com Laura Inveen, Vice Chairman linveen@hotmail.com Marilyn Sherron, Secretary mfsherron@aol.com Lindsay Lundberg, Treasurer lindsayl@parkerstaffing.com Jennifer Porto, Immediate Past Chairman Shoko Biwaki Kim Connell Michael Droke Maria Finlayson Al Forney Brian Hayden Laura Inveen Nick King Sarah Lawer Bob Luciano Lindsay Lundberg Oralia Lynch Mick Newell Vicki O'Briant omas Osmon Jens Pascucci Crystal Perkins Allison Peryea Amy Pieper Jennifer Porto Marilyn Sherron Shalom Suniula Richard orvilson Ed Ventura Julie Whitley Jennie Wild James Williams Arnie Willig Jon Zetlmaier Tod Zickuhr Forrest Aldrich Dail Bodziony Tom Campbell Amy Esary Jason Heaverlo Tracy Garrett Peter Goldsmith Mark Harriman Andrew Naugle Mike Palefau John Platt Edward Ventura, Chair Crystal Perkins, Vice Chair Garrett Nelson, Immediate Past Chair Beliefs Statement At the WAC, we believe in our diverse, inclusive community. We believe that love and respect are stronger than hate. We believe that together is stronger than divided. We believe in Seattle. Mission To enrich the quality of life of our members Washington Athletic Club - Dedicated 1930 - Vision To be the premier city athletic club in America Values Leadership, Excellence, Integrity, Service, and Sensitivity

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