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Celebrating 44 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, January 6, 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., January 4, 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:

Shelley Sneed
Debbie Koreski

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.

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
December 27, 2011 -  Volume 44, Issue 8

Lunch with Leaders:

Looking Back and Ahead
at the 76th Session of the
Oregon Legislative Assembly

January 6, 2012 at Noon ~ Willamette Heritage Center, at the Mill

They’re back! A year ago Salem City Club invited state representatives Vicki Berger and Jefferson Smith to share their expectations and thoughts about the then upcoming and precedent-setting 76th Session of the Oregon Legislative Assembly. The Oregon House of Representatives was evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, which necessitated a unique and untested power-sharing bargain to facilitate legislative business. Both legislators expressed a cautious optimism for the pending session while admitting uncertainty about how the arrangement would work.
In February the House will convene for a second time under this unique arrangement. Journalistic assessments gave the initial sitting good marks but our presenters were in the middle of it all, which gives them unique perspectives that they will share. Representatives Smith and Berger will offer assessments of how well the power sharing structure worked during 2011 and what was accomplished legislatively. Looking ahead, they will offer thoughts on the climate and likely accomplishments of the forthcoming February 2012 sitting. As before, the central question is “what is possible?”
Berger, Vicki   R—Dist. 20 Representative Vicki Berger (R–Dist. 20)
Vicki Berger is a life-long Salem area resident and former small business owner. She was elected to the Salem-Keizer school board, and chosen president of the board of directors of the Salem Family YMCA. Elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2002, she has served on several key committees. During 2011 Representative Berger served as co-chair of the House Revenue Committee, co-chair of the Tax Credits Committee, co-vice chair of the Rules Committee, and member of the House/Senate Emergency Board. Her legislative accomplishments include leading passage of the Oregon Bottle Bill expansion, helping to create Oregon’s first Rainy Day fund and, as co-chair on the Joint Tax Credits Committee, she lead a unique effort to review and curtail Oregon’s Tax Credits system. Representative Berger is a graduate of the University of Wyoming.
Representative Jefferson Smith (D–Dist. 47)
Jefferson Smith is a lawyer and non-profit executive who founded the Oregon Bus Project, a resource for hands-on democracy. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2008. During 2011, Representative Smith served as co-vice chair of the House’s General Government and Consumer Protection Committee, co-vice chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government, and member of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee. He also served as member of the joint Senate/House Legislative Counsel Committee. His legislative accomplishments include passing the Water Resources Investment Act, creating the Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission and, leading on the Cool Schools initiative to save energy and improve health, and building the GrowOregon Council to provide technical assistance to local small businesses. He focuses his legislative work on three areas: leading a high-road economy, building a more effective democracy, and meeting basic, bedrock needs. Representative Smith is a graduate of the University of Oregon and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law. He is seeking election as Mayor of Portland in 2012.
Please join us January 6, 2012 as we look towards the 76th session of the Oregon Legislative Assembly.  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, January 4, 2012. 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 Calendar for Future Programs:
Friday, January 20:  Hon. Paul De Muniz, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court:  The Annual State of the Courts Address.

Friday, February 3:
  Dr. Cheryl Roberts, President, Chemeketa Community College, the first speaker in our Lunch with Leaders in Education Series.

Friday, February 17:
  Dr. Sandy Husk, Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the  second speaker in our Lunch with Leaders in Education Series.


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.
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