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Celebrating 44 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, October 7, 2011

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., October 5, 2011

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

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





5:30 - 7:00 PM,
1615 HIGH ST. NE


Watch for details of future Fifth Fridays in our next e-bulletin.

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 at6 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.

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September 26, 2011 -  Volume 44, Issue 3

Lunch with Leaders
Kate Brown
Oregon’s Secretary of State

October 7, 2011@ Noon -
Willamette Heritage Center, at the Mill

As part of Salem City Club’s “Lunch with Leaders” program series, Oregon’s Secretary of State Kate Brown will address members of SCC for the first time on October 7, speaking about the challenges that come with being an elected leader in these tough economic times.

Since taking office in 2008, Secretary of State Brown has focused on ensuring integrity and fairness in Oregon’s elections, providing excellent customer service and cutting red tape and costs for Oregon business.

"In these tough economic times providing the best services to Oregonians has become more challenging than ever before,” Brown explained. That, according to Brown, is why she supports the implementation of efficient technologies that better serve the businesses and agencies in Oregon.

For example, Brown oversaw the development and implementation of an online voter registration system in 2010. The online system makes registering to vote in Oregon quick and easy for those eligible to mail in a ballot. For the state it means saving money. A recent Pew study says Oregon spent $8 million to register voters in 2008 that’s about $4 dollars per voter. According to Brown with the online system, Oregon is spending less than $1 per registered voter with a savings of six million.

Currently, Brown is leading the effort to develop Oregon’s Central Business registry which provides an online one-stop-shop for those looking to do business in our great state. This online system will enable entrepreneurs to create a business and comply with all state and federal regulations. Brown is hopeful that the online registry will save time, money and create jobs in Oregon.

Brown was born in Spain and spent most of her childhood in Minnesota. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Conservation with a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder; and a law degree and Certificate in Environmental Law from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.
Brown has taught at Portland State University, and practiced family and juvenile law.  She was appointed to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1991.  In 1996, after winning election to two more House terms, she won election to the Oregon Senate.  Two years later, she was elected Senate Democratic Leader and, in 2004, senators made her the first woman to serve as Oregon’s Senate Majority Leader.  In 2008, she was elected Oregon’s 24th Secretary of State and subsequently was appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski to chair the Oregon Sustainability Board.

In her legislative career, Brown led successful efforts to make Oregon’s state government open and accessible by taking legislative committee meetings to communities around the state.  She also ensured funding for a comprehensive review of Oregon’s ethics laws, spearheaded legislation creating a searchable online database of campaign contributions and expenditures, and reformed Oregon’s initiative process to reduce fraud and protect the citizen’s right to petition their government.

Secretary Brown lives in Portland with her husband, Dan.

Please join us October 7, 23, 2011 for our Lunch with Leaders as we hear from Oregon’s Secretary of State, Kate Brown.  Lunch and program will be hosted in the Dye House at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill.  For those not on our “continuous attendee” list, you may e-mail lunch reservations to: or call 503-370-2808 by Wednesday noon, October 5, 2011. SCC members lunch cost is $12, all others $15.   Doors open at 11:30 AM.  The community is welcomed and encouraged to join us!   There is a $5 charge for visitors who would like coffee and a cookie.  For more information on upcoming programs, and directions to this event please go to

Fifth Fridays

“Authors You Should Know and

 Books You Should Read”
RSVPs are Appreciated
Click Here to RSVP online 

 Salem City Club is pleased to announce its Fifth Friday series.  This series of three, fifth Fridays will be focused on local authors. 


Beginning Friday, September 30 2011 Russ Beaton will share his book, Economics and Ecology-United for a Sustainable World

  Continuing on Friday, March 30, 2012 Gwen Carr will discuss her newly released book Perseverance:  A History of African Americans in Oregon’s Marion and Polk Counties

  Then on Friday, June 29, 2012 Oregon’s first and only woman governor, Barbara Roberts, will discuss her newest book, Up the Capitol Steps.
Programs will be held at the Cherry City Café, 1615 High Street, NE (corner of High and Union) from 5:30-7 PM.  $6 each covers program and hors d’ouvres.  No host drinks and Cherry City’s dinner menu will be available.  Programs begin at 6 PM, and include time for questions from the audience.
The speaker’s books will be available for sale at the event.
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 web site 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.

Mark your calendars for the fall, 2011,
Salem City Club “Lunch with Leaders” series.

Friday, October 21:  REP. KURT SCHRADER, Oregon’s congressional representative for the 5thDistrict.  In his political career, Kurt Schrader has served the city of Canby, the Oregon House of Representatives, and the Oregon Senate.  In 2008, he was elected to Congress.  Congressman Schrader currently serves as a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Small Business and serves as ranking member of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Finance and Tax.
Friday, November 4:  THE ECONOMY, PART III:  DR. ED WHITELAW, Professor of Economics, University of Oregon and DR. BRYCE WARD, consulting economist with ECONorthwest.  Dr.Whitelaw is the founder and Chairman of the Board of ECONorthwest. He has taught at the University of Oregon since 1967 where he is a Professor of Economics.  He specializes in urban and regional economics, resource and environmental economics, and the economic consequences of policy decisions.  Dr. Ward received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and has taught courses in labor economics, microeconomic theory, public finance, econometrics, environmental and natural resource economics, and social economics at Harvard College, Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College, and the University of Oregon.

 Friday, November 18:  SALEM MAYOR ANNA PETERSON AND KEIZER MAYOR LORE CHRISTOPHER.  Mayor Anna M. Peterson took office on January 11, 2011, and is serving her first term.  She has been a leader in business, civic and community organizations in Salem for over 25 years.  She attended Roosevelt High School, in Portland, Oregon and received a Bachelor of Science degree, in Journalism from the University of Oregon.
Mayor Lore Christopher took office on January 2, 2001 as the first woman Mayor of Keizer and was elected to a fifth term in 2008.   Mayor Christopher holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Portland State University.  She currently serves as Human Resources Director for the Oregon State Legislature.
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