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Celebrating 47 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

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September 26, 2014 program.

Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351

For luncheon reservations,
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call 503.370.2808
by noon, the Wednesday before each program

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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 11:30 a.m


Please Extend a Warm Welcome to Our Newest Salem City Club Members:

Susan Carey
James Kohn
Archibald Millis
Mildred Millis
Pat Straughan
Ray Straughan
Joyce Zoo

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Salem City Club is looking for a Few Good People!

Membership Drive

Who better to recommend Salem City Club than current members? Do you know someone who would enjoy attending our informative lunch meetings? Then invite them to the next meeting and be eligible to win a prize.
  • Each meeting all members who bring a guest will be entered into a raffle
  • At the end of each meeting a drawing will be held for a winner who will receive a prize
  • Ask a greeter for a guest raffle ticket in order to be entered
  • Special Bonus: If your guest becomes a member you receive another raffle ticket at the next meeting
Let’s grow the club. I challenge you to bring a potential new member to the next meeting, share our benefits, and maybe win a prize.
Allan Pollock
Chair, Membership Committee

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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 on Wednesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.

 Salem City Club’s mission:

“ 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.”



September 15, 2014,  Volume 47, Issue 5

Second Election Debate:

Ballot Measure 90

Game Changer for

Oregon Elections?


SALEM CITY CLUB will host our second debate of the general election season featuring Ballot Measure 90, often referred to as Oregon Open Primary or Top Two. Oregon voters will see it on the ballot with the certified title: “Changes general election nomination processes: provides for single primary ballot listing candidates; top two advance.”

Find out what this Measure means for Oregonians. If Measure 90 passes in November, Oregon elections will be dramatically changed. The proposed measure, offered by initiative, would allow all voters, regardless of party affiliation, the opportunity to vote in the Primary Election. All candidates will be listed on ONE primary ballot. Only the top two vote-receiving candidates in the Primary will advance to the General Election. The days of Democratic and Republican Primaries and minor parties delivering candidates for the General Election would be over.

Measure 90 has clearly stirred political parties in Oregon. The states of Washington and California have recently implemented similar open primary systems, but Oregon’s Ballot Measure 90 is a bit different. Should Measure 90 pass, the true impact of the Measure may not be known for years.

Jim Kelly, chief petitioner for the Ballot Measure, is a lifelong Oregonian, who grew up in NE Portland. In 1977 Jim founded Rejuvenation House Parts which he sold to Williams-Sonoma in 2012. He has lived on a ranch on the John Day River in rural Grant County since 1999, where he and his wife Sue raise grass-fed beef. Jim has a long history of civic involvement, including the Boards of 1000 Friends of Oregon and the Portland Housing Authority.

Sara Logue, a spokesperson for the Protect Our Vote Coalition, will speak in opposition to the Measure.
A graduate of George Fox University with a BS degree in Elementary Education, Sara is a 5th grade teacher at Tom McCall Upper Elementary School in Forest Grove, Oregon.   She is an Executive Board member of the Forest Grove Education Association and has worked with the Oregon Education Association as a Statewide Organizing Task Force Member

 This is the second in a series of four pre-election series programs.  Our first fall program was a debate on Ballot Measure 91.  Still to be hosted are a candidate forum featuring candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District Oregon, on October 10, and, on October 24, a debate on Ballot Measure 88, the referendum concerning driver cards for those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States.  The club also will co-sponsor with the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties evening candidate forums featuring candidates for the State House of Representatives, the State Senate, and the Marion and Polk County Commissions.

We have important issues to decide. Don't miss this important debate on Measure 90.   As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. For lunch reservations please visit our web site at and register on line.  Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, September 24, 2014Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM. 
Co-Sponsored by
League of Women Voters Marion & Polk Counties
Salem City Club

Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 p.m.
 Candidates for the State House of Representatives
Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library

Invited candidates:
 District 19: Bill Dalton (D) and Jodi Hack (R)
 District 20: Paul Evans (D) and Kathy Goss (R)
 District 21: Brian Clem (D) and Beverly Wright (R)
 District 22: Betty Komp (D), Matt Geiger(R),
Thad Marney(LP), and Michael Marsh (CP). 
 District 25 Bill Post (R, LP), Chuck Lee (I,WFP), and
Josh Smith (PG)
 League member Sandra Gangle will be the moderator.
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Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
Marion & Polk County Commissioner
Candidates Public Forum.
Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library
Invited Candidates:

Marion Position 1: Kevin Cameron (R);  Diana Dickey (D)
Marion Position 2: Janet Carlson (R);  Carla Mikkelson (D)
Polk Position 2: Craig Pope (R); Danny Jaffer (D)

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Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
Oregon State Senate Candidates Public Forum, Candidates for Districts 10 and 11.
Dye House, Willamette Heritage Center

Invited Candidates:
Senate District 10:  Jackie Winters (R)); Glen Ewert (L)
Senate District 11:  Peter Courtney (D); Patti Milne(R))          

FALL, 2014
The Salem City Club Program Committee is planning a
 series of Friday luncheon programs focused on the 2014 General Election.

Friday, October 10: 
Forum: Candidates for the United States House of
Representatives, 5th District, Oregon
Friday, October 24:  Ballot Measure 88
Debate:  Should Oregon Voters Approve Alternative Driver Cards for Those Who Cannot Prove Legal Presence in the United States?
Friday, November 7:
Outcomes and Implications: The 2014 General Election.Dr. Ed Dover, Department of Political Science, Western Oregon University


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