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Celebrating 44 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, May 18, 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., May 16, 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


 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:

Larry Young
Jim Greig
Patricia Williams

Since the beginning  of the membership drive, 30 new members have joined Salem City Club!

Notice - As of November 1st

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 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
May 7, 2012 -  Volume 44, Issue 17
Lunch with Leaders 
in Education

Reflections on a First Year

Dr. Steven Thorsett
Willamette University’s 25th President

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sponsored in Memory of Dixie Kenney

Steven Thorsett was named Willamette University’s 25th president in July, 2011.  He was formally inaugurated in February of this year, and he will be our guest speaker on Friday, May 18.

Son of a Willamette biology professor, Steve grew up in South Salem and is a 1983 graduate of South Salem High School.  Influenced by Willamette’s liberal arts focus and intimate learning environment, he attended Carleton College, graduating with honors in mathematics, and went on to earn his master’s and doctorate in physics at Princeton University. 
In addition to a distinguished career in teaching and research in the field of astronomy and physics, Steve served most recently as the dean of the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz. He is married to Rachel Dewey Thorsett, who is also a highly-regarded professor of physics, and they have a daughter, Laura. 

Steve was first introduced as Willamette’s incoming president at Commencement in May, last year.  With the 2012 commencement this year, he concluded his first full academic year, and therefore will take the opportunity to share with the Salem City Club his own personal and professional reflections on what we hope will be the first of many years as the President of Willamette University.

Please join us on Friday, May 18 as we hear from one of Salem’s very own, Steven Thorsett, Willamette University’s 25th President. For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, May 16, 2012Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to



The Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 10, 2012

Barbara Roberts

Up the Capitol Steps:
A Woman's March to the Governorship
Oregon’s first and only woman 
governor, Barbara Roberts, will discuss her life in the Oregon political arena and feature stories from her newest book, Up the Capitol Steps, at Salem City Club’s annual meeting on Sunday, June 10, in the Dye House of the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill.
Program for the evening includes:
  • 4:30 p.m.      No-host Refreshments
  • 5:30 p.m.     Meeting and Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m.     Dessert and Program.
In honor of Governor Roberts' appearance at the Salem City Club’s annual celebration, SCC will forego its traditional silent auction fundraiser and instead give back to the community by partnering with Marion County’s “Reading for All” Initiative and Marion-Polk Food Share.

Every spring break, Reading for All provides books and MPFS provides free meals to low income children in Salem-Keizer School District and various cities in  Marion County.  This Spring Break, 8,000 lunches were served and more than 7,000 childrens books were distributed in 42 locations in the Salem-Keizer School District and rural Marion County, including schools, churches, community centers and all of the Boys and Girls clubs.

Salem City Club members are asked to support these programs by collecting new and slightly-used books for readers pre-school through the third grade and by bringing them to the annual meeting. There is a special need for books (Spanish and English).  Scroll down for a  list of preferred authors and book titles.   Cash donations will also be welcome.

According to Arturo Vargas, program coordinator for the county program, it takes an entire year to collect the thousands of books needed for the Spring Break program.  The Salem City Club’s donations will kick-start the collecting for next year’s giveaway. 

Vargas explained, “Many of these children as so excited about receiving a book that they always want to read the book before their meal." 

Governor Roberts' books will be available for sale before and after the program.

Annual meeting online reservations are now being accepted at or by calling (503) 370-2808. Cost for the evening is $32 a person.

Reading for All Book Donation
Preferred Titles
Here are some of the titles that children and families love to have. Most of these titles can be ordered both in English and Spanish.  Reading for All is an initiative that promotes literacy in the Northern Willamette Valley region.  The intent is to encourage reading for children and families in order to promote academic and lifelong success.
 Shades of Black by Pinkney
Are you My Mother?
Black on white by Tildes
Blue Hat, Green Hat (and other titles by Sandra Boyton)
Brown bear, brown bear
The Baby Chicks Are Singing / Los Pollitos Dicen by Ashley Wolff (
Chicka chicka boom boom/ Chicka chicka bum bum
Everywhere Babies
Five little monkeys/ Cinco monitos bricando en la cama
Good night gorilla
Goodnight moon
Guess how much I love you?
I went walking/ Sali de paseo
Jump, frog, jump
More, More, More Said the Baby
On the night you were born
Polar Bear, What do you Hear?
Runaway bunny/ el conejito andarin
Sheep in a jeep
The mitten
The napping house
The snowy day/ Un dia de nieve
The very busy spider/ La Araña Muy Ocupada
The very hungry catipillar/ La Oruga Muy Hambrienta
Things that go
Diary of a wimpy kid
Llama Llama Red Pajama (bilingual)
Calabaza, Calabaza/pumpkin, pumkin (bilingual)
The magic bus/ El Autuobus Magico (bilingual)
Noodles: I love colors (bilingual)
When I grow Up by Mercer Mayer
The Apple Pie that Papa Bakedby Lauren Thompson
Big Fat Henby Keith Baker
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle
Everywhere Babiesby Susan Meyers, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Where’s Spot?by Eric Hill
Peter’s Chairby Ezra Jack Keats
One City, Two Brothersby Chris Smith
Nini Here and Thereby Anita Lobel
My Very First Mother Gooseby Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Goodnight Moonby Margaret Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
The Golden Ruleby Ilene Cooper
Candyflossby Jacqueline Wilson
Living Colorby Steve Jenkins
Harry Potter Seriesby J. K. Rowling
Diary of a Wimpy Kidby Jeff Kinney
How to Eat Fried Worms byRockwell, Thomas 
Show Me the Honey by Tish Rabe
Any of  Dr. Seuss books
Any books by Debbie Bailey and Susan Huszar (authors) lots of Spanish w/real pictures)
Any Baby faces series books by intrater lots of Spanish w/real pictures)


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