Celebrating 47 Years
of exceptional civic discourse
PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TODAY TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON. LOG IN AT SalemCityClub.com
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:
“...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.”
August 18, 2014, Volume 47, Issue 2
Dear Salem City Club Members,
I do mean “Dear”! Because of your belief in civil discussion of topics (local, regional, national and global) important to a democratic society you belong to Salem City Club. In all good non-profit organizations, time, attention, and money are needed to fully support the organization. Your membership dues and additional contributions provide the bulk of the financial support to SCC. The time, energy and commitment of various members ensure 17 good programs each year, good financial stewardship and reporting, and on-going public relations and outreach to the community to build the membership. If you can give a little time and energy to SCC, please consider participating in one or more of our standing committees: Program Committee (Chair John Adams), Finance Committee (Chair Lloyd Chapman), and Membership Committee (Chair Allan Pollock) or consider volunteering a little time before and/or after each program as a Greeter and/or for program clean-up (Cindy Condon, email@example.com). Thank you in advance for stepping up to help Salem City Club be the best it can be.
The Program Committee met throughout the summer to plan our programs for the year. Although the details are not yet nailed down for our first programs of the year, we do know the first 4 will present candidates or issues that will appear on our November election ballots. The fifth program will be a look at the election results and what the results might mean for us. Stay tuned for more program details as we approach our First Salem City Club Friday presentation on September 12, 2014. I hope to see you there!
Your dedicated SCC Board of Directors has also been meeting throughout the summer. Our major focus is on financial stability and broader promotion of Salem City Club throughout the community. We are partnering with other organizations to present additional programs at different times and in different venues. Additionally, we are committed to making Salem City Club programs available via the web, as well as continuing video presentation on CCTV and audio on KMUZ 88.5 FM. CCTV and KMUZ are both valued partners of Salem City Club. We are committed to presenting balanced information on a variety of topics in different forums and across delivery platforms.
With the increase in costs associated with the management of SCC and program presentation, a dues increase will be implemented January 1, 2015. In addition, non-members will see a fee increase to attend individual programs this program year. We firmly believe the Club must support itself financially. We are also committed to transparency. The Board will provide the background information influencing the decision to raise dues and fees when we formally announce the increases. Given the quality of our programs, we hope we can continue to count on your support and on-going membership.
And finally, I was recently in Lincoln City strolling through a parking lot when I saw a Salem City Club decal displayed on a car window. Thank you, Steve and Kathy Sansone for showing your strong support for Salem City Club. We need to let the public know about Salem City Club and those decals, although small, serve to get the name out and may inspire a conversation. If you don’t have a decal, please let me know. I’ll personally deliver it.
Thank you for your interest and membership in Salem City Club. We are looking forward to a very good year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns or suggestions about the Club. Your input is important.
Cindy Condon, President
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
A SNEAK PREVIEW!
SAVE THE DATES!
The Salem City Club Program Committee is planning a
series of Friday luncheon programs focused
on the 2014 General Election. See the September 1
eBulletin for complete details.
Friday, September 12: Ballot Measure 91
Debate: Should Oregon Legalize Recreational Marijuana?
Friday, September 26: Ballot Measure 90
Debate: Should Oregon Adopt a Top-Two Primary System?
Friday, October 10:
Debate: Candidates for the United States House of
Representatives, 5th District, Oregon
Friday, October 24: TBA
Friday, November 7:
Outcomes and Implications: The 2014 General Election.
Dr. Ed Dover, Department of Political Science,
Western Oregon University
In addition, Salem City Club and the League of Women
Voters of Marion and Polk Counties are planning
special evening Public Forums focused on
local candidate races.
The public forums below are
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Wednesday, September 17:
Oregon House Candidates Public Forum,
featuring candidates for Districts 19, 20, 21,
22 and 25.
Wednesday, October 1: Marion & Polk County Commissioner Candidates Public Forum
Tuesday, October 7:
Oregon Senate Candidates Public Forum,
featuring candidates for Districts 10 and 11.
Supporting Business Partners
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Jan & Les Margosian
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Russ and Delana Beaton
Keith York & Mary Hart
Steve and Kathy Sansone
And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous