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Celebrating 44 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, February 3, 2012

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill:
Mission Mill Museum and
Marion County Historical Society
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 Call 503.370.2808 or email your reservation by noon,
Wed., February 1, 20

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 11:30 AM

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 member:

Channing Bennett

Notice - As of November 1st

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


The Mayor's State of the City Address has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th from 12:00-1:30 pm at the Salem Conference Center.  In keeping with tradition Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem City Club and Downtown Rotary are the hosting this annual event.


Mark your calendars for our NEW Salem City Club FIFTH FRIDAY series
“Oregon Authors You Should Know and Books You Should Read.”

Friday, March 30, Gwen Carr will discuss her book, Perseverance: A History of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk Counties.

Friday, June 29, former Governor Barbara Roberts will discuss her latest book, Up the Capitol Steps.

Watch for details in future  e-bulletins.

Contact Info for SCC


Discuss upcoming topics on our SCC Blog:
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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 at 6 PM, Thursdays at 4:30 PM,Fridays at 7 PM, and again Saturdays at 1 PM.

2011-2012 SCC Board:
Russ Beaton, President
Bob Martin, Program Committee Chair
Lloyd Chapman, Membership Chair
Anita Saalfeld, Treasurer
Jan Margosian, Past President
John Adams
Petra Berger
Rev. Rick Davis
Tom Golden
Allan Pollock
Linda Teal


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

Thank You
Sustaining Contributors

Platinum Contributors

John Adams
Kathleen Beaufait
Egon & Diana Bodtker
Beverly Bow
Deborah Dancik & Edd LeSage
Britta Lion Franz
Don Fries
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan & Les Margosian
Anita Saalfeld
Linda Teal
Bob & Leslie Zeigen
Gold Contributors
Grant Erwin & Marion Embick
Roger Gillette
Keith York & Mary Hart
Ruth Young

Silver Contributors
Adele Egan
Barbara Hanneman
Bill Mainwaring
Kathy & Steve Sansone

And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous
January 23, 2012 -  Volume 44, Issue 10

Lunch with Leaders in Education: Part I


Salem City Club is pleased to host Chemeketa Community College President Dr. Cheryl Roberts on Friday, February 3, 2012 at noon.  Her presentation will include a concise, coherent overview of the educational services offered and progress made by Chemeketa Community College under her leadership, as guided by the College’s commitment to “transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences.”  In addition, Dr. Roberts will share her thoughts on the challenges of providing exceptional learning experiences for students in an era of reform, declining budgets, and increasing enrollments.
Chemeketa’s programs are aimed to meet the needs of local high school graduates, more mature students, second career aspirants, as well as the expectations of a broad spectrum of employers in Oregon and elsewhere. Learning-centered workforce development based on the diverse educational needs of the Mid-Willamette Valley constitutes one core part of the College’s mission, along with solid student success as measured by rigorous educational analytics. Dr. Roberts helped launch the popular Chemeketa Scholars program offered to high performing students who apply to attend the College free of tuition. She is also committed to equity within cultural diversity of the student body.  As Chemeketa celebrates its 40th anniversary, enrollment growth is now in the double-digits, and there has been significant growth in on-campus construction projects.
President Roberts was selected as the ninth president for the College in May of 2007. She brought with her a diverse background in academic leadership and administration at several Northwest institutions of higher learning. Her graduate degrees are in educational leadership, organizational development, change management, and counseling psychology. She serves on several community boards.

Please join us on Friday, February 3, 2012, at Mission Mill in the Dye House.  For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, February 1, 2012 If you are not a member and don’t plan to eat, there is a $5 fee.   Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to


Announcing a Special Series: 
Lunch with Leaders in Education

The Oregon Department of Education reported a high school on-time graduation rate of 66% for the class of 2009, with nearly 14,000 students dropping out along the way.  A 2011 study reported that about 40 percent of students who enter Oregon colleges and universities drop out before earning a degree.
In 2011, Governor Kitzhaber and the legislature set in motion a sweeping reform of Oregon education from pre-K through university.  The goal?  To “ensure that every student earns a high school diploma and at least 80 percent go on to earn a two- or four-year degree.” 
Words such as“Reform,” “Innovation” and “Improvement” dominate state and national conversations about the future of American education.  How will our schools, colleges and universities – public and private -- meet the challenges ahead, especially in an era of declining budgets and surging enrollments?
Salem City Club is pleased to announce that four leaders in education will share the latest developments at their institutions, and for the State at large, and will offer their perspectives on the future of education.   
  • Friday, February 3:  Dr. Cheryl Roberts, President, Chemeketa Community College.
  • Friday, February 17:  Dr. Sandy Husk, Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
  • Friday, March 2:  Governor John Kitzhaber.
  • Friday, May 18:  Dr. Stephen Thorsett, sharing thoughts at the end of his first year as the new President of Willamette University.
In addition, these exciting programs are coming your way:
  • Friday, March 16:  Collette Peters, Director of the Oregon Youth Authority, and Dick Withnell, member of the Governor's Commission on Public Safety, "Engaging the Salem Community for Positive Youth Outcomes."
  • Friday, April 6:  tba.
  • Friday, April 20: tba
  • Friday, May 4:  A panel of speakers from Our Ocean, speaking on Oregon's Coastal Marine Reserves.

Detailed Program Announcements will appear in future Ebulletins.

Fifth Fridays
“Authors You Should Know and
 Books You Should Read”
 Salem City Club is pleased to announce its Fifth Friday series.  This series of three, fifth Fridays will be focused on local authors. 


THE FIRST FIFTH FRIDAY was a great success!   Approximately forty people enjoyed an excellent presentation by Russ Beaton on his latest  book with co-author Chris Maser, Economics and Ecology-United for a Sustainable World.  Thank you, Russ.  And special thanks to members Jan Margosian and Carla Mikkelson for organizing this successful Fifth Friday.

At the next Fifth Friday, March 30, 2012, we will hear Gwen Carr discuss her newly released book, Perseverance:  A History of African Americans in Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties

The final Fifth Friday, Friday, June 29, 2012, will feature Oregon’s first and only woman governor, Barbara Roberts, discussing her newest book, Up the Capitol Steps.
Look for details of the next Fifth Friday in future issues of the E-Bulletin.
Salem City Club invites the community to attend.  Come listen, learn, and meet local authors. To learn more about the Fifth Friday Series and Salem City Club visit our website at:
Thank you to the Statesmen Journal Media for their media sponsorship of this series.  Mark you calendar, sync your iPhone -- you won’t want to miss this series of local authors.

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