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of exceptional civic discourse

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Friday, November 18, 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., November 16, 2011

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

Please welcome our newest Salem City Club members:

Michael Berger
Sancha Duniway Alley
Nathan Good
David Holloway
Lisa Holloway
Sharron Southworth
Loraine Stuart
Hans West
Lawrence Young


Notice - As of November 1st Credit/debit cards will only be accepted online.  Only Cash/Check will be accepted for at the door payment.


The Mayor's State of the City Address has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th from 12:00-1:30 pm at the Salem Conference Center.  In keeping with tradition Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem City Club and Downtown Rotary are the hosting this annual event.


Mark your calendars for our 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.

Friday, June 29, former Governor Barbara Roberts will discuss her latest book, Up the Capitol Steps.

Watch for details in future  e-bulletins.

Contact Info for SCC


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 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.

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Sustaining Contributors

And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous

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Business Partners

November 7, 2011 -  Volume 44, Issue 6

Lunch with Leaders:

Mayor Peterson of Salem


Mayor Christopher of Keizer

November 18, 2011 @ Noon 

Willamette Heritage Center, at the Mill

This program in our Lunch with Leaders series will offer insight into the nature of the mayoral position and its challenges in today’s turbulent political and economic times. Mayor Anna Peterson of Salem and Mayor Lore Christopher of Keizer provide an interesting tandem perspective on civic leadership at the medium- and small-size city level, and the perspective of a veteran of six terms (Christopher) contrasted with that of a first time mayor (Peterson). The mayors will speak about the delights and complexities of their jobs, which may not always be fully understood by the public. They will also address policy issues of particular significance to mid-Willamette Valley residents. This is the first time that the mayors of both cities have appeared on stage at Salem City Club.

Anna Peterson
Mayor Anna M. Peterson took office on January 11, 2011, and is serving her first term as Salem’s mayor. Salem is Oregon’s third largest city and the largest in the mid-Willamette Valley region.
      Anna Peterson has been an active leader in business, civic and community organizations in Salem for over 25 years. She has served on the board of directors of SEDCOR, owned her own marketing/public relations firm, managed Capitol Press Printing, served as marketing and development director at the Garten Foundation, and was the first woman director for the Commercial Bank (now West Coast Bank).
     Anna has led arts and civic organizations, including Salem Rotary Club, the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem, the Historic Elsinore Theatre, the Salem Public Library Foundation, and is a founding director of the Oregon Artists Series Foundation to bring art to public spaces in Salem. 
     Anna co-founded, and was chair of NO METH – Not in My Neighborhood, and chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Methamphetamine. She served four years on the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. 
     Anna Peterson has twice received Salem’s highest volunteer recognition, the Willard C. Marshall Award and was named Salem Area Chamber of Commerce First Citizen in 2003. 
      Anna graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon.

Lore Christopher
Mayor Lore Christopher took office on January 2, 2001 as the first woman Mayor of Keizer, and was elected to a sixth term in 2010. Keizer is Oregon’s 14th largest city and the second largest within the mid-Willamette Valley Area.
     Beyond her mayoral responsibilities, Lore Christopher has actively served in extra-council leadership roles including president of the Oregon Mayors Association, member of the HR Advisory Committee of the League of Oregon Cities, member of the SEDCOR board of directors, and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments. She also served as an executive officer for the Oregon State Personnel Managers Association.
     Her numerous community volunteer activities prior to council office include serving on the Keizer Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board and the Keizer Little League  Board of Directors.
      Lore has worked in the public and private sectors for over 30 years employed in the management of human resources. For the past fourteen years she has worked for the Oregon Legislative Branch. Her private sector experience includes work with a national (350,000 employees) organization and a small local HR company (25 employees) working with over 200 private employers.
      Lore Christopher holds a BA in Human Resource Management, and a Master of Public Administration (Portland State University).

Our thanks for sponsorship of this program to:

Please join us November 18, 2011 as we continue our series, Lunch with Leaders.  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: or call 503-370-2808 by Wednesday noon, November 16, 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

Fifth Fridays

“Authors You Should Know and

 Books You Should Read”
 Salem City Club is pleased to announce its Fifth Friday series.  This series of three, fifth Fridays will be focused on local authors. 


THE FIRST FIFTH FRIDAY was a great success!   Approximately forty people enjoyed an excellent presentation by Russ Beaton on his latest  book with co-author Chris Maser, Economics and Ecology-United for a Sustainable World.  Thank you, Russ.  And special thanks to members Jan Margosian and Carla Mikkelson for organizing this successful Fifth Friday.

At the next Fifth Friday, March 30, 2012, we will hear Gwen Carr discuss her newly released book, Perseverance:  A History of African Americans in Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties

The final Fifth Friday, Friday, June 29, 2012, will feature Oregon’s first and only woman governor, Barbara Roberts, discussing her newest book, Up the Capitol Steps.
Look for details of the next Fifth Friday in future issues of the E-Bulletin.
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.

Mark your calendars for future Salem City Club programs!

Friday, December 9:  FOOD INSECURITY IN OREGON.  Ron Hays, President, Marion Polk Food Share; Heidi Wold, Executive Director of Salem Keizer Meals on Wheels; and Belit Stockfleth, Program Manager of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Youth Services Program for the Child and Family Services Division of the Oregon Department of Human Services.  Note:  Collection containers will be available for your donation of canned or dried food to Marion Polk Food Share.

Rep. Vicki Berger and Rep. Jefferson Smith.

Friday, January 20, 2012:  THE ANNUAL STATE OF THE COURTS ADDRESS.  Hon. Paul De Muniz, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. 

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