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July 2012

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" For me, the Club is a comfort zone." Retired veterinarian Bill Callahan knows all about the way things change. He joined the WAC in 1964 and raised two daughters here. When the girls were young, Bill focused on family events, such as the Father Daughter Banquet and holiday activities. As his girls grew and moved away, Bill's usage of the Club also changed. "The reason I use the Club is because it provides balance to your life and a healthy lifestyle," he says. The Harbor Steps resident lives just seven blocks from the WAC and sometimes visits twice daily. Nowadays, he focuses on working out—he's a Fitness Advantage member— and treating himself to regular lunches and occasional dinners. "Fortunately, I've been blessed with good health, and I like to stay active," he says, sipping a glass of white wine in Hagerty's with The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times curled beside him. Bill Callahan keeps his fitness and social lives active at the WAC. Sitting with Bill, it's easy to see why he loves the Club. During our half-hour chat, no fewer than three people say hello. Two of them call him "Doc." "For me," he says, "the WAC is a comfort zone." Before moving to Seattle, the decorated Vietnam War veteran resigned his U.S. Army commission and floated through Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Francisco; and Portland, Ore. "I got to Seattle on a beautiful fall day and there was Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, and I said 'I think I'll stay for a while and see how it works out.'" He joined the WAC not long afterward and has never looked back. JULY 2012 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | 29 » ANNA DE LA PAZ

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