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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!

Friday, May 17, 2013
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 For luncheon reservations, call 503.370.2808 or email
by noon, the Wednesday before each program

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 11:00 a.m.




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:

Brian Hines

Catherine Webber

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

Contact Info for SCC

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.”



May 6, 2013,  Volume 45, Issue 17

Mid Valley Mentors

After the prison sentence is served, then what?
Join Salem City Club members on Friday, May 17, 2013 for an enlightening program on the history and success story of the Mid Valley Mentors, a partner of the Marion County Re-Entry Initiative.
The MCRI is a coalition of agencies that provide housing, employment, education and mentoring assistance to prisoners released into Marion County.  The MCRI via the Marion County Sheriff’s Office refers clients to Mid Valley Mentors for participation in the Reentry Solutions Program. The primary goals:  to reduce recidivism rates and to improve opportunities for successful community living.
As described by retired Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Paul De Muniz, the Marion County Re-entry Initiative “has succeeded where others throughout the United States have not.”  Recidivism rates for prisoners released into Marion County have significantly decreased.   Recent data shows a decline in overall recidivism rates for Oregon parole & probation clients from 30% to 26%.  But the recidivism rate for MCRI clients is an impressive 8.5%.
Mid Valley Mentors serves two populations:

  • The Juvenile Enrichment through Mentoring Program (JEM) is a one-to-one volunteer-driven mentoring program for youth ages 4-18 impacted by incarceration in Marion and Polk Counties
  • The Reentry Solutions Program (RSP) provides mentoring and support for adult offenders transitioning from prison back into Marion County.
Three speakers from Mid Valley Mentors will explain the “nitty-gritty” of the program and provide their thoughts on why it is successful.
Derrick Postell is the Re-entry Mentor at Mid Valley with the responsibility for pre-release group mentoring, post-release mentoring, and case management. As described by co-workers in the program, Postell has spent the last two years “working with over 80 fathers in Marion County, walking beside them with the commitment, compassion, and empathy that can only come from an individual that relates to struggle and redemption.”  Since moving to Salem in 2007, Postell has worked with men who are trying to rebuild their lives, by engaging in various community efforts such as the Bridge the Gap Bar-B-Q & Picnic, which focused discussion on solutions that bridge the communication gap between older and younger men in the Salem community, and the 2010 Men’s Edification Conference at McKay High School, which encouraged men in the community to be restored spiritually. Derrick is currently pursuing degrees in Criminal Justice, and Communications.
Accompanying Postell will be two volunteer mentors:

Bob Rengli has been the Community Liaison with Rural/Metro Ambulance since July 2008 and is an active member of the Salem business community and Chamber of Commerce. He has served on various boards and committees including the MVM, Willamette Red Cross Chapter, Salem Chamber of Commerce, and Catholic Community Services Foundation.  Rengli holds a Masters degree from Mt. Angel Seminary in Theology and Family Life, has a Lifetime Teaching Certificate for Secondary School Biology, is a certified PIO (Public Information Officer) and is a graduate of the Disney Academy of Customer Service for Healthcare Professionals.
Todd Londin, also from MVM Re-Connect Program, is well-known in the Salem community as owner with his wife, Brenda, of First Impressions Last and ABC Window Cleaners LLC.  Their business
(SBJ Photo) was named the 2010 Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.  As described in a Salem Business Journal article in November 2011, “the Londins’ employees seem to be their real passion. For Todd and Brenda, people, and mentoring seem to be not only a major part of their businesses but also their ‘hobbies.’ ”  In addition to mentoring, Londin supports community organizations such as Helping Hands, Liberty House, Oregon Paralyzed Veterans Association and the Oregon Humane Society. Londin and his wife Brenda created “Will Bowl for Food Annual Benefit” for Marion/Polk Food Share.  Their businesses are Green Certified EarthWISE for dedication to reuse and recycling for themselves and their customers.
Please join us as welcome Derrick Postell, Bob Rengli and Todd Londin Friday, May 17, 2013.  As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Spinning Room or the Dye House.   For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to






WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013,
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(Please note the unusual day and time).

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
Dye House

Join us for an evening of good conversation.
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

(More Details Soon)

Also, don't forget to fill out your Salem City Club Membership Survey.  Salem City Club needs your input! If you have not done so already, please complete the SCC Membership Survey as soon as possible. If you did not receive an email with a link to the survey or would like a printed copy, please contact the Salem City Club Administrative Office at or 503-370-2808. It will not take long to complete the survey and your input will help shape the direction of future City Club programs. Thanks in advance.


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2012-2013 SCC Board:
Russ Beaton, President
Carla Mikkelson, Program Committee Chair
Lloyd Chapman, Membership Chair
Anita Saalfeld, Treasurer
Jan Margosian, Past President
John Adams
Petra Berger
Tom Golden
Allan Pollock
Cynthia Condon
Bob Martin

Supporting Business Partners

Business Partners

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Sustaining Contributors!

Platinum Contributors

Kathleen Beaufait
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Beverly Bow
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Britta Lion Franz
Roger P. Gillette
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan & Les Margosian
Anita Saalfeld
Linda Teal
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Gold Contributors
Keith York & Mary Hart
Ruth Young

Silver Contributors
Adele Egan
Nancy Kuehn
Bill Mainwaring
Raquel Moore-Green
Kathy & Steve Sansone

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