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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!

Friday, April 5, 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

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 11:00 a.m.

Time to Renew!
Renew your 2012-2013
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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:

Dick Withnell 
Norma Freitas


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.”

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


March 25, 2013,  Volume 45, Issue 14

A Continuation of the Series: 
Looking Ahead: Grassroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit, and the Future of Salem

The Minto Pedestrian and
Bicycle Bridge:

Linking Water Ways, Parks, Trails and Urban Vitality

Friday, April 5, 2013
Imagine this:  A graceful pedestrian and bicycle bridge linking Minto Brown Park to Riverfront Park and Wallace Marine Park, resulting in a combined park system larger than New York City's Central Park.  Three urban parks and twenty miles of trails would be easily accessible from downtown Salem.  That vision is close to becoming reality.
Since 2009, the City of Salem, Salem’s Urban Renewal Agency, and the Friends of Two Bridges, a citizen’s advocacy group, have been working toward this long-standing community vision.
Part of this goal was realized in 2009 with the renovation of the historic Union Street Railroad Bridge, which now connects West Salem’s Wallace Marine Park with downtown’s Riverfront Park.  Completion of the Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge and adjoining multimodal trail is the last critical link. Three talented and dedicated speakers will provide further insight and knowledge of this project.

Annie Gorski is a Project Manager for the City of Salem Urban
Development Department
.  In her role as project manager she has overseen infrastructure and development projects in several of the City’s urban renewal areas, including supporting job creation and economic development.  Prior to coming to the City Ms. Gorski managed brownfields redevelopment projects for a New England- based private developer.  She has a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from University of Kansas and an M.A. in Community Development and Planning from Clark University.

Linda Norris, Salem’s City Manager, was appointed in June 2008. Her public career began in Colorado and took her to the City of Eugene in 1988 where she worked as a department director and assistant city manager.  She worked for an international semiconductor manufacturer and owned a business before being hired by Salem in 2004. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and completed course work for an executive Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver before moving to Oregon.
Hazel Patton is President of the Friends of Two Bridges, a grassroots organization that has advocated for the Union Street Bridge and the Minto Bridge since 2009.  She serves as President of the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, and is one of five members who successfully nominated the Oregon State Hospital to the National Register of Historic Places.  Hazel is a board member of the Walton Hospitality House.  She is the founder of Salem’s Riverfront Carousel, and co-founder of Movies in the Park.
Please join us as we continue our series Looking Ahead: Grassroots Ideas for Downtown Vitality, Transit, and the Future of Salem, when we hear from this distinguished panel about The Minto Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge: Linking Water Ways, Parks, Trails and Urban Vitality.  It takes place at Salem City Club on Friday, April 5, 2013.  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, April 3, 2013.  Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to



Wednesday, April 10:  The 2013 State of the Schools Address.  Dr. Sandy Husk, Superintendent, Salem-Keizer
School District 24-J, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Salem Conference Center.  No RSVP is necessary.* Lunch optional; $13 at the door and the buffet opens at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Garrett, Hemann, Robertson PC and Maps Credit Union.  In partnership with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem Rotary Club, and Salem City Club.

*If you'd like to request a vegan meal, please email Raquel @ prior to Thursday, April 4.  All vegan meals are guaranteed ahead of time, and will need to be paid for regardless of attendance.  No need to RSVP or request regular lunch fare. 

Friday, April 19: 
Surviving the Big One: Understanding and Preparing for a Major Earthquake in Western Oregon.  Dr. Althea Rizzo, Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator, Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

Friday May 3:  Michael Davis, the new Executive Editor of Statesman Journal Media, will be our guest speaker.


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

Thank You
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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