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February 21st 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, call 503.370.2808 or email
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
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Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

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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.”


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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
Martha H. Curry

And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous
February 10,  Volume 46, Issue 12
Check out the information on
two upcoming programs in this eBulletin!

Friday, February 14, 2014

*Updated RSVP info below

Coordinated Care Organizations:
Oregon’s Unique Approach to
Better Health Care Outcomes
Health Care for Oregonians Series
Sponsored by

Dr. William C. “Bud” Pierce, M.D.
WVP Health Authority
Board of Directors
Cheryl Nester Wolfe
Chief Operating Officer, Salem Health;
  Current Vice-Chair
Willamette Valley Community Health CCO.
Dean Andretta
Interim Executive Director
Willamette Valley Community Health CCO
(Substituting for Ruth Rogers Bauman)

SCC Luncheon
Willamette Heritage Center
at the Mill

Poster Sessions, 11:15 – 11: 45 a.m.
Main Program, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Poster Sessions: 1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

*Updated Registration Information:
Please Help Us Maintain an Accurate Registration Count
Registration Directions for the February 14 Program:
  • If you had  already registered for the cancelled Feb. 7 program and you will attend on the 14th.  (Great!  We’ll see you there.  No further action is necessary).
  • If you had already registered but cannot attend on the 14th.  (Please let us know that you cannot attend by Wed., Feb. 12, via at or 503-370-2808.
  • If you have not registered but would like to attend on the 14th.  (You may register until noon, Wed., Feb.12, online at, or by making your reservation at or 503-370-2808.
 Thank you!

Friday, February 21

At the Helm of NOAA:
Science and Policy, from Sharks to Rats
Dr. Jane Lubchenco
 Administrator, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
2009 – 2013
Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor
of Marine Biology, and
Distinguished Professor of Zoology
Oregon State University

“She’s the bionic woman of good science.”
Sen. Ron Wyden, introducing Jane Lubchenco at her
Senate confirmation hearing.
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, an internationally recognized marine ecologist, scientist and teacher will address Salem City Club’s Friday, February 21 luncheon meeting.  Dr. Lubchenco will discuss her work as the chief administrator at NOAA and will also cover ocean health and climate change in her remarks. 
President Obama nominated Lubchenco in December 2008 as part of his “Science Dream Team.”  She was the first woman to serve as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and as Administrator of NOAA.
Dr. Lubchenco led NOAA from 2009 to 2013.  In February 2013 she returned to teaching and research, first as the Haas Distinguished Visitor in Public Service at Stanford University, and then to Oregon State University where she had previously taught for three decades. 
Dr. Lubchenco has received numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, 19 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz Award for the Environment.  In 2010, the scientific journal Nature named her “Newsmaker of the Year.”  In January 2014 she received the Seattle Aquarium Medal for “leadership and lifetime accomplishments in our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.”  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Society.
Educated at Colorado College, the University of Washington and Harvard University, Dr. Lubchenco is “passionate about promoting the discovery, communication and use of scientific knowledge in policy, management and public understanding.”  At OSU, she continues her busy schedule of teaching, research, writing, and speaking nationally and internationally.

Please join us Friday, February 21, 2014, as we hear from our distinguished speaker Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former administrator of NOAA and current OSU professor, 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, February 19, 2014Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:20 a.m.                                                                                    

Mark Your Calendar, 

Save the Dates

February 19:  State of the City Address:  Mayor Anna Peterson, noon, Salem Conference Center.
Mayor Peterson will highlight her vision for the coming year and report on the accomplishments from the past year, particularly the results of public-private partnerships and other projects that the City funded or otherwise supported.  City Councilors will join the Mayor for this event and are looking forward to the opportunity for community dialogue.

No RSVP is necessary.  A lunch buffet is optional and opens at 11:30 a.m.  The cost is $15.00 at the door.

The State of the City Address is sponsored by the Salem Rotary, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem City Club and the City of Salem.  The event has been taking place annually since 1983. 

March 7:  “Win, Place, Show: Wagering on Health Care Reform."  This is the fifth program in the series, Health Care for Oregonians: Health Care Reform in the Salem Community.
Dr. Stephanie Bernell, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health and Human Science, Oregon State University.  Dr. Eric Fruits, Managing Economist, Pacific-Northwest Region with Nathan Associates and adjunct professor, Portland State University.  Dr. Michael Huntington, formerly medical director of the Radiation Oncology Department at Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis; past president, Health Care for All Oregon


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