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Celebrating 44 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, March 16, 2012

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., March 14, 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 AM

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 members:

Don Abar
Kelly Mills
Sally Hollemon
Dale Blanton

Notice - As of November 1st

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

Mark your calendars for the next program in the NEW  Salem City Club FIFTH FRIDAY series:

“Oregon Authors You Should Know and Books You Should Read.”

Friday, March 30, Gwen Carr will discuss her book, Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk Counties.
(Time / Location TBA)

Watch for details in future  eBulletins.

Contact Info for SCC


Discuss upcoming topics on our SCC Blog:
Click Here to View our Blog

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.

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.

Thank You
Sustaining Contributors!

Platinum Contributors

John Adams
Kathleen Beaufait
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Beverly Bow
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Britta Lion Franz
Don Fries
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan & Les Margosian
Anita Saalfeld
Linda Teal
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Gold Contributors
Grant Erwin & Marion Embick
Roger Gillette
Keith York & Mary Hart
Ruth Young

Silver Contributors

Adele Egan
Barbara Hanneman
Bill Mainwaring
Kathy & Steve Sansone

And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous
March 5, 2012 -  Volume 44, Issue 13

“Engaging the Salem Community for Positive Youth Outcomes”
Fariborz Pakseresht,
Interim Director,
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA)

Dick Withnell, Chair,
Oregon Commission on Children and Families

What happens to youth who commit serious crimes in our state – crimes including murder, rape, arson, robbery, substance abuse and gang activity?
Join us Friday, March 16, at noon to learn from Fariborz Pakseresht the surprising things OYA is doing to help youth offenders become productive, crime-free citizens, including stories of specific youth successes.  Hear Dick Withnell describe his work with OYA youth and how Salem community members can help support OYA’s mission.

The Oregon Youth Authority serves approximately 1,800 youth who commit serious crimes prior to their 18th birthday.  Fifty-eight percent of OYA offenders- approximately 1,050 youth- are on probation or parole. The remainder, approximately 750 youth age 12 to 24, live in 10 close custody facilities located throughout Oregon – including Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility in Salem, MacLaren YCF in Woodburn and Oak Creek YCF in Albany. Youth in OYA’s care and custody include approximately 269 from Marion County and 25 from Polk County. 
OYA’s mission is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth offenders accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.  OYA’s vision is that youth who leave OYA go on to lead productive, crime-free lives.

Fariborz Pakseresht has served as Interim Director of the Oregon Youth Authority since February 2012.  He joined OYA in 2008 after an administrative career in Oregon government   Mr. Pakseresht has become known and respected as a proponent of efficiency, effectiveness and transparency in government.  Most recently, he has sponsored the development of a new Oregon Youth Authority Performance Management System, promoting employee involvement at all levels. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Willamette University, and holds a Certificate in Public Management from Willamette’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.   Mr. Pakseresht also serves in a leadership role on several boards. He is a member of the Public Employ­ee Benefit Board and is past president of the Oregon Public Management Association. His community activities include serving on the board of directors for YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties, the board of the Salem Peace Plaza, and on the planning committee of the Annual Salem Peace Lecture.  His interests include management theories, human potential, mindfulness, and quantum physics.
Dick Withnell is a Salem businessman with a long history of local leadership involvement regarding children’s issues. Currently, Mr. Withnell is Chair of the Oregon Commission on Children and Families by Governor’s Appointment, is a member of the Early Learning Council,  is on the Executive Committee of the Marion County Children and Families Commission, and is a member of the Governor's Commission on Public Safety.  He has served on other community and advisory boards whose work relates to children, such as Family Building Blocks, Liberty House, Linfield College, Salem-Keizer Public Schools Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, and the Board Budget Committee of Chemeketa Community College where he was instrumental in a successful $92 Million Bond Campaign.

Please join us on March 16, 2012, at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Dye House as we welcome Fariborz Pakseresht and Dick Withnell.  For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, March 14, 2012Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to

  • Friday, April 6:  Chuck Fisher, Executive Director for Salem Keizer Community Development Corporation, and Andy Wilch, Housing Administrator for the Salem Housing Authority and Social Services Division Manager, City of Salem, speaking on "Housing in Salem:  Efforts in Reducing Homelessness."
  • Friday, April 20: Primary Election 2012 - A Debate:   Ellen Rosenblum, retired Court of Appeals Judge, and Dwight Holton, former acting U.S. Attorney General -- Democrat candidates for the office of Oregon Attorney General.
  • Friday, May 4:  A panel of speakers from Our Ocean, speaking on Oregon's Coastal Marine Reserves.
  • Friday, May 18, Lunch with Leaders in Education, Part IV:  Dr. Stephen Thorsett, sharing thoughts at the end of his first year as new President of Willamette University.
  • Sunday, June 10, the Annual Meeting, featuring former Governor Barbara Roberts as our keynote speaker.
Detailed Program Announcements will appear in future eBulletins.

Board member Lloyd Chapman received his "I Got Mine" button from President Russ Beaton at the 2/17 luncheon program for bringing new member, Dale Blanton, to the club.

Salem City Club also welcomes new members
Fred Ratzeburg, Susan Clark and Cynthia Condon! 

Fifth Fridays
“Authors You Should Know and
 Books You Should Read”
 Salem City Club is pleased to announce its Fifth Friday series.  This series will present local authors discussing their latest books.

The next Fifth Friday, March 30, 2012, features Gwen Carr discussing her newly released book, Perseverance:  A History of African Americans in Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties
(Time / Location TBA).

(Please note:  The final Fifth Friday, June 29, 2012, has been cancelled.  But we are pleased to announce our speaker for that event, former Governor Barbara Roberts, will be the keynote speaker at the Salem City Club Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 10, 2012.)

Look for details of the next Fifth Friday in future issues of the eBulletin.
Salem City Club invites the community to attend.  Come listen, learn, and meet local authors. To learn more about the Fifth Friday Series and Salem City Club visit our website at:
Thank you to the Statesmen Journal Media for their media sponsorship of this series.  Mark you calendar, sync your iPhone -- you won’t want to miss this series of local authors.

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