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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, September 28, 2012

 Dye House
Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill:
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 Call 503.370.2808 or email your reservation by noon,
Wed., Sept. 26, 20

Register online at
Member Lunch, $12
Member No Lunch, No Cost
Nonmember Lunch, $15
Nonmember No Lunch: $5

Vegetarian or vegan entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
Free parking
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

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Join us in fulfilling our goal of 50 new members!  If each member recruits one new member, we will far exceed this goal. 

Need tools to help you recruit?  Grab a few business cards from your table at the next luncheon meeting and pass out to friends.  Also, like us on Facebook and pass along program details to your friends.  Together, we can succeed! 

Be sure to have your recruit indicate that you referred them - there are "I Got Mine" buttons in store for those who recruit new members!

Please welcome our newest Salem City Club member:

Cindy Burgess


Credit/debit cards will only be accepted online.  Only Cash/Check will be accepted for at the door payment.

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CCTV Broadcast Schedule
 SCC programs can be seen on CCTV, Comcast Cable Channel 21, for two weeks starting the Wednesday after the meeting at 6 PM, Thursdays at 4:30 PM,Fridays at 7 PM, and again Saturdays at 1 PM.

 Salem City Club’s
mission is:

“to provide a common meeting ground for persons of divergent  beliefs, politics and occupations, for the interchange of ideas and stimulation of intelligent thinking and action on civic affairs; and to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”

Friday programs are hosted at Willamette Heritage Center at Mission Mill. Doors open at 11:30 AM with program commencement at noon. Lunch reservations required  – before noon Wednesday.

2012-2013 SCC Board:
Russ Beaton, President
Carla Mikkelson, Program Committee Chair
Lloyd Chapman, Membership Chair
Anita Saalfeld, Treasurer
Jan Margosian, Past President
John Adams
Petra Berger
Tom Golden
Allan Pollock
Cynthia Condon
Bob Martin

Thank You
Sustaining Contributors!

Platinum Contributors

Kathleen Beaufait
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Beverly Bow
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Britta Lion Franz
Roger P. Gillette
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan & Les Margosian
Anita Saalfeld
Linda Teal
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Gold Contributors
Keith York & Mary Hart
Ruth Young

Silver Contributors

Adele Egan
Nancy Kuehn
Bill Mainwaring
Raquel Moore-Green
Kathy & Steve Sansone

And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous
September 17, 2012 -  Volume 45, Issue 3

-Election 2012-
The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act - Measure 80
     This November, voters will decide whether they wish the State of Oregon to legalize the cultivation, sale and use of cannabis. Join us on Friday, September 28, when we learn about Measure 80 (The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act).  If passed, Measure 80 will establish an Oregon Cannabis Commission (OCC).  The Commission will be responsible for regulating the cultivation and sale of cannabis, and ensuring product quality control. The Commission will sell cannabis through OCC stores. Production and sale of hemp products (fiber, protein or oil) will not be regulated, licensed, or subject to Commission fees.
     The legislation seeks to minimize the misuse and abuse of cannabis; prevent the illicit sale or provision of cannabis to minors, and “to protect the peace, safety, and happiness of Oregonians.” Similarly, it seeks to preserve “the largest measure of liberty consistent with the above purposes.” Adults will be permitted to cultivate and possess cannabis free of licensing or regulation for their personal, noncommercial use.
     Revenue from the licensing and the sale of cannabis will be transmitted into an account supervised by the State Treasurer and apportioned to these purposes:
  • funding Commission and contractor expenses;
  • funding Department of Attorney General litigation in defense of the legislation and against prosecution of individuals operating within legislation against prosecution;
  • supporting drug abuse treatment programs;
  • creating two agricultural state committees that promote hemp fiber, protein and oil crops through one, and the production of biodiesel fuel from hemp seeds through the second; and,
  • fostering a drug education program within Oregon schools.
     Ninety percent of money remaining after Commission and Attorney General expenses will be credited to the state’s general fund to finance state programs; the 10 percent residual will be reserved for the abovementioned programs and committees.
     If passed, the legislation will mark a significant change from current law. The legislation does not alter federal legislation, which is a matter of potential jurisdictional conflict.
     Our guest speakers on Friday, September 28, will be:
D. Paul Stanford is an entrepreneur with expertise in hemp and cannabis, and is the primary author of, and chief petitioner for, Measure 80 (The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act). Stanford founded and manages the nation’s largest medical marijuana clinic and operates an import/export business in hemp products. He serves as an expert court witness on marijuana and medicinal cannabis, has authored numerous published articles in his area of expertise, and has produced and hosted over 650 live television shows. Stanford lives in Portland.

     Josh Marquis has been District Attorney of Clatsop County (Astoria) Oregon, since1994. He is a former president of the Oregon District Attorney’s Association, and is Oregon’s delegate to the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA). He has served on the Board of Directors of the NDAA since 1997, is co-chair of NDAA's Media and Communications Committee, and is the association's representative to the International Association of Prosecutors. In 2012 he was re-elected to the Leadership Council of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and was named Vice-Chair.
     Marquis is an active Democrat. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs discussing the criminal justice system and the nature of the relationship between popular culture, the media and the law. Marquis is a graduate of the University of Oregon's Honors College and Law School.
     Please join us Friday, September 28, 2012, as we host the pros and cons of Measure 80 (The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act), at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Dye House.   For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, September 26, 2012Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to




Tuesday Evening, October 2: 
Legislative Candidates Forum
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Grand Theater,

191 High Street Northeast  Salem, OR 97301
Details Soon!
(Co-Sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties)

Friday, October 12: Measures 82/83
Privately Owned Casinos in Oregon?

Friday, October 19*
Candidates for Oregon Secretary of State
(Co-Sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties)
*(Please note the date change)

Friday, November 9, Dr. Ed Dover,
Election Wrap-up and Analysis
Professor, Political Science
Western Oregon University

Watch for details in future eBulletins.

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