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Celebrating 44 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, September 23, 2011

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill:
Mission Mill Museum and
Marion County Historical Society
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 Call 503.370.2808 or email your reservation by noon,
Wed., September 21, 2011

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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 3:30 PM

Mark your calendars for our NEW Salem City Club FIFTH FRIDAY series on
“Oregon Authors You Should Know and Books You Should Read.”
September 30, 2011
March 30, 2012
June 29, 2012
Watch for details in our next e-bulletin.

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Discuss upcoming topics on our SCC Blog:
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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 at6 PM, Thursdays at 4:30 PM,Fridays at 7 PM, and again Saturdays at 1 PM.

2011-2012 SCC Board:
Russ Beaton, President
Bob Martin, Program Committee Chair
Lloyd Chapman, Membership Chair
Anita Saalfeld, Treasurer
Jan Margosian, Past President
John Adams
Petra Berger
Rev. Rick Davis
Tom Golden
Allan Pollock
Linda Teal


 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.

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September 12, 2011 -  Volume 44, Issue 2
 Lunch with Leaders:  The Economy:  Part 2
Perspectives on Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley

Raymond Burstedt - President, SEDCOR and
Jason Brandt - CEO, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

September 23, 2011@ Noon - Willamette Heritage Center
The world economy is clearly in a perilous state.  National, regional and local levels of unemployment are all at dangerously high levels, and worldwide financial unrest is a daily headline topic.  Housing sector miseries, both for families and financial institutions, persist unabated three years after the initial collapse.   Local and regional economies cannot escape this firestorm, and the Salem area is no exception.  How does the Pacific Northwest, and Salem in particular, fit into the world and national picture?  What unique features define our situation, both in understanding the current economic crisis, and also in crafting strategies and potential solutions as we move forward?  This second of our three-program series on the economy brings two prominent people involved with the economy of Salem and the mid-Willamette valley.
Raymond Burstedt was appointed President of SEDCOR, the Strategic Economic Development Corporation, in 2006.  Ray brings a wealth of economic development experience, having served as Executive Director of the Bannock Development Corporation, the Pocatello Development Authority and the Industrial Development Corporation of Pocatello, Idaho. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Idaho State University and an Economic Development Certification from the University of Oklahoma. His background also includes work in business consulting, small business development, banking and the oil industry. Ray is Past President of the Idaho Economic Development Association.  He served as the Chair of the Oregon Economic Development Association’s Legislative Committee and worked on the Oregon Economic and Community Development reorganization.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way, the Salem Convention and Visitors Association (Travel Salem), the Barrier Busters Committee, and the Enterprise for Education and Employment. He is a member of the Corporate Real Estate Network, the International Economic Development Council, and is part of the Oregon Team involved in recruitment of renewable energy companies and industries.
Jason Brandt is the newly appointed CEO of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, which has been in existence since 1884.  Jason holds a BA degree with honors in Business and Communication from Pacific Lutheran University.  He joined the staff of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce in August of 2004.  His responsibilities have included working with elected officials at the local, county, and state levels, website maintenance for the Chamber’s Public Policy Section, managing the Salem Chamber’s “Create Jobs” Political Action Committee, and organizing some of the Chamber’s annual special events and the Salem Area Young Professionals program.  In 2009, Jason was recognized as the Chamber of Commerce Staff Person of the Year by the Western Association of Chamber Executives in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He also serves on the Board of Regents for the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute program in Los Angeles. He is a member of the South Gateway Neighborhood Association, the Salem Leadership Foundation, the City of Salem Vision 2020 Committee, and is a mentor at Chapman Hill Elementary School.
Please join us September 23, 2011 for our Lunch with Leaders as we continue to look at the topic of the economy with the local perspective.  Lunch and program will be hosted in the Dye House at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill.  For those not on our “continuous attendee” list, you may e-mail lunch reservations to: rsvp@salemcityclub.comor call 503-370-2808 by Wednesday noon, September 21, 2011. SCC members lunch cost is $12, all others $15.   Doors open at 11:30 AM.  The community is welcomed and encouraged to join us!   There is a $5 charge for visitors who would like coffee and a cookie.  For more information on upcoming programs, and directions to this event please go to

 Mark your calendars for the fall, 2011,
Salem City Club “Lunch with Leaders” series.


Friday, October 7:  KATE BROWN, Oregon Secretary of State.  Kate Brown has served in the Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate.  In 2004, senators made her the first woman to serve as Senate Majority Leader.  In 2008 she was elected as Oregon’s 34thSecretary of State.
Friday, October 21:  REP. KURT SCHRADER, Oregon’s congressional representative for the 5thDistrict.  In his political career, Kurt Schrader has served the city of Canby, the Oregon House of Representatives, and the Oregon Senate.  In 2008, he was elected to Congress.
Congressman Schrader currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Small Business and serves as ranking member of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Finance and Tax.
Friday, November 4:  THE ECONOMY, PART III:  DR. ED WHITELAW, Professor of Economics, University of Oregon.  Dr.Whitelaw is the founder and Chairman of the Board of ECONorthwest. He has taught at the University of Oregon since 1967 where he is a Professor of Economics.  He specializes in urban and regional economics, resource and environmental economics, and the economic consequences of policy decisions
Friday, November 18:  SALEM MAYOR ANNA PETERSON AND KEIZER MAYOR LORE CHRISTOPHER.  Mayor Anna M. Peterson took office on January 11, 2011, and is serving her first term.  She has been a leader in business, civic and community organizations in Salem for over 25 years.  She attended Roosevelt High School, in Portland, Oregon and received a Bachelor of Science degree, in Journalism from the University of Oregon.
Mayor Lore Christopher took office on January 2, 2001 as the first woman Mayor of Keizer and was elected to a fifth term in 2008.   Mayor Christopher holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Portland State University.  She currently serves as Human Resources Director for the Oregon State Legislature.
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