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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

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Friday, March 8, 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.

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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.

February 25, 2013,  Volume 45, Issue 12

What’s New in Large-Scale

Recycling in the

Mid-Willamette Valley?
Friday, March 8, 2013
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Program, Noon

If you are like a lot of people that I know, your recycle bin is a lot heavier and fuller than your garbage bin.  Do you wonder what happens to all that recycled stuff?  Tim Rocak, CEO of Garten Services, will show us how their North Salem facility handles this task using old and new methods and technology to process, sort and dispense with this material.   Garten Services anticipates this will lead to even more extensive recycling opportunities.      
Then there is the stuff that we should have recycled but didn’t or couldn’t. Don Alexander, an Environmental Engineer with Marion County Department of Environmental Services, will PowerPoint us through an innovative, recently started Marion county program for metals recovery from the Brooks Incinerator ash.  Basically they are mining the large deposits of ash at the North Marion Disposal Facility, occasionally retrieving unusual metal objects, and netting the county just over $1,000,000 per year.
Our speakers:

Tim Rocak is responsible for the overall operation of Garten Services, a nonprofit organization based in Salem. Through partnerships with numerous local businesses, last year Garten provided training and employment to over 500 people with disabilities. In the conduct of its mission to provide jobs for people with disabilities, Garten recycles over one million pounds of materials a week at their North Salem facility.

Tim was born and raised in upstate New York and graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University. He joined Garten in 2004 and has been working in non-profit management for over 30 years. In addition to his regular job responsibilities, Tim has provided consultation and training to organizations in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Iowa, Missouri and Texas on such topics as developing recycling businesses, Total Quality Management, strategic planning and entrepreneurial business development.  Tim has been an Oregonian since 1979. He lives in Dallas with his wife Dawn and two daughters, Catherine and Rebekah.

Don Alexander has worked for Marion County Public Works - Environmental Services for 17 years as an environmental engineer. Don has over 30 years of experience in the environmental engineering and solid waste management industry. His experience includes engineering design, municipal, hazardous and radioactive solid waste management, environmental sampling and analysis, and contaminated site remediation.
Prior to moving to Salem Don spent 3 years as the Environmental Engineer for Kodiak Island Borough in Kodiak, Alaska and 12 years working at the US Department of Energy – Idaho National Engineering Laboratory as an Environmental Scientist.

Don has a Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colorado) in Geology, and completed a two year Associate’s degree program in Environmental Science from University of Idaho.
Please join us Friday, March 8, 2013, as we consider:  What’s New in Large-Scale Recycling in the Mid-Willamette Valley?    As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Spinning Room.   For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, March 6, 2013.  Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to




Friday, March 22:  Hon. Paul J. De Muniz, Chair, Governor's Commission on Public Safety.

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

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

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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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