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Celebrating 44 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

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Friday, March 2, 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 29, 20

Register online at
Member Lunch: $15
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 members:

Don Abar
Kelly Mills
Sally Hollemon
Dale Blanton

Notice - As of November 1st

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

Mark your calendars for the next two programs in the 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
February 20, 2012 -  Volume 44, Issue 12

Lunch with Leaders in Education

“A Sound Oregon Education System – pre-requisite to a Sound Economy”
Governor John Kitzhaber


"When it comes to education, the riskiest thing we can do right now is nothing. As Oregonians, we understand that not taking action is a choice … a choice to reaffirm the status quo; it is a choice to abandon tens of thousands of Oregon children – in short, it is a choice to abandon the responsibility we owe to the next generation, a choice to fail the future."
-- Governor Kitzhaber, State of the State address, January 13, 2012
Salem City Club is pleased to host Governor John Kitzhaber on Friday, March 2nd 2012 at noon in the Spinning Room at Mission Mill. Gov. Kitzhaber is the third of four speakers in our Lunch with Leaders in
Education series.

In 2011, Governor Kitzhaber started the work of aligning the entire state public education system -- from pre-kindergarten through college -- to invest in better learning outcomes. That work included the creation of the Oregon Education Investment Board and continues in 2012 with bills to integrate early learning programs and establish an Oregon-focused alternative to the federal No Child Left Behind law. As the Oregonian recently noted, "Yes, it's happening fast, but lawmakers ought to share a sense of urgency about changing a system that fails to graduate on time a third of its students."

With an educational background at Dartmouth College and OHSU, Governor Kitzhaber practiced emergency medicine in Roseburg, OR from 1974 to 1988.  He began serving a term as elected Representative in the Oregon Legislature in 1979, followed by twelve years in the Oregon State Senate between 1981 and 1993, the last eight of which he served as the 50th President of the Oregon Senate.

In 1994, and again in 1998, Oregonians elected John Kitzhaber as their governor. His most memorable achievement was to facilitate enactment of the ground-breaking Oregon Health Plan.  The Governor also won acclaim for his work on the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, and helped launch the Oregon Business Plan, a comprehensive plan to create jobs and grow its economy. After completing his second term, the Governor returned to medicine and campaigned for better public access to health care.He ran for Governor again in 2010 and won election to an unprecedented third term.
Please join us on March 2, 2012, at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Spinning Room as we welcome Governor John Kitzhaber.  For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to

  • Friday, March 16:   Fariborz Pakseresht, Interim 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.
  • Friday, May 18, Lunch with Leaders in Education, Part IV:  Dr. Stephen Thorsett, sharing thoughts at the end of his first year as new President of Willamette University.
Detailed Program Announcements will appear in future Ebulletins.

Board member Lloyd Chapman received his "I Got Mine" button from President Russ Beaton at the 2/17 luncheon program for bringing new member, Dale Blanton, to the club.  

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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