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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!

Friday, March 22, 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

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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 11:00 a.m.

Time to Renew!
Renew your 2012-2013
membership today at



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:

McRae Carmichael
James Kohn


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 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
the Mill.  Doors open at
11:30 AM with program commencement at noon. Lunch reservations required  – before noon Wednesday.

2013 Nominating Committee Announced

The Salem City Club Board of Directors announces the 2013 Nominating Committee:

  • Jan Margosian  (Chair, as Past President)
  • LLoyd Chapman, Board Member
  • Russ Beaton, Board Member
  • Dana Barricklow, Member at Large
  • Dave Engen, Member at Large
The following officers are to be elected this year:
  • President
  • Vice-President of Programs
  • Vice-President of Membership
  • Treasurer
  • Governor (one position)
Salem City Club members are invited to suggest the names of possible candidates to any member of the Nominating Committee or by emailing suggestions to


March 13, 2013,  Volume 45, Issue 13

 Oregon Prisons and Public Safety
The Commission on Public Safety
Report to the Governor

Hon. Paul J. De Muniz
Chair, Governor’s Commission
Public Safety

Friday, March 22
, 2013
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
Luncheon 11:30 a.m
Program Noon
Oregon’s imprisonment rate, while still below the national average, has grown at over three times the rate of the national average in the last decade. The budgetary implications of this trend are significant.  In May, 2012, Governor Kitzhaber reconvened the Commission on Public Safety in hopes that it would lead to changes in Oregon’s criminal justice system.  He appointed recently retired Oregon Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz to Chair the Commission.
The foreword to the recent Commission on Public Safety Report to the Governor put the problem in perspective:

  •  In the past decade, Oregon’s prison population has grown by nearly 50 percent to over 14,000 inmates and taxpayers now spend more than $1.3 billion each biennium to pay for corrections
  • Meanwhile, Oregon has cut funding to critical public safety areas like state police, county sheriffs, community corrections, and victim services.
  • Without action, prisons will consume an even greater share of Oregon’s public safety budget and overall state spending.
  • The state projects its prison population will grow by another 2,300 beds in the next 10 years. This prison growth—fueled mostly by nonviolent offenders—will cost taxpayers an additional $600 million dollars.
After months of intense study, the Commission issued its report on December 17, 2012. 
De Muniz will discuss the work of the Public Safety Commission, what it discovered and its recommendations to the Governor and the legislature.

Paul J. De Muniz was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court in 2000 and served as Chief Justice from 2006 to 2012.  Prior to serving on the Court, he practiced civil and criminal law with the Salem firm of Garrett, Seidemann, Herman and De Muniz PC.  During his distinguished career, he has lectured and taught throughout the nation and abroad, including at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Willamette University College of Law and as a visiting professor at Khabarovsk State University in eastern Russia. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his leadership in the legal field.  In 2010, Hispanic Business Magazine named him among the 100 most influential Hispanics in America.  De Muniz delivered the annual State of the Oregon Courts addresses at Salem City Club from 2006 to 2012.   Please join us to welcome him back to Salem City Club.


Saying 'No' to Polarization:

The 2013 Oregon Legislature,
and Bipartisan Teamwork for a Better Oregon.

House Speaker Tina Kotek and
House Republican Leader
Rep. Mike McLane

Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.,
Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library.

Co-Sponsored by
the League of Women Voters of Marion & Polk Counties and the Salem City Club.


House Speaker Tina Kotek (D - N/NE Portland) and House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R - Powell Butte) will discuss opportunities and challenges to achieve effective teamwork that can optimally resolve the most important issues for Oregon. They will offer their assessment of how well this years' Oregon legislature is collaborating, and what results might be accomplished.
Finally they will also discuss their individual leadership roles at the Capitol this year, and the successful dynamics of the 2012 Oregon legislature.
The audience is invited to bring questions for these two legislative leaders. This is the second forum in the LWV Spring series 'Democracy, Dialogue & Elections.' The Program is free and open to the public.




Friday, April 5: The Minto Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge:  Linking Water Ways, Parks, Trails and Urban Vitality.  11:30, Luncheon; Noon, Program,  Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill.  A Continuation of the Series:  Looking Ahead: Grasssroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit, and the Future of Salem.

.Wednesday, April 10:  The 2013 State of the Schools Address.  Dr. Sandy Husk, Superintendent, Salem-Keizer
School District 24-J, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Salem Conference Center 
No RSVP is necessary.* Lunch optional; $13 at the door and the buffet opens at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Garrett, Hemann, Robertson PC and Maps Credit Union.  In partnership with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem Rotary Club, and Salem City Club. 

*If you'd like to request a vegan meal, please email Raquel @ prior to Thursday, April 4.  All vegan meals are guaranteed ahead of time, and will need to be paid for regardless of attendance.  No need to RSVP or request regular lunch fare.  Thank you.

Do you have an idea for a program?  Contact any Program Committee member with your suggestion, email your suggestion to or attend a Program Committee meeting. 

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

Thank You
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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