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of exceptional civic discourse

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Friday, November 4, 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., November 2, 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


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 Program Committee of the Salem City Club welcomes its newest member, Dr. Hans West.  Hans recently retired from his work as a gastroenterologist at Salem Clinic.


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.

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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.

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And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous

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October 24, 2011 -  Volume 44, Issue 5

Lunch with Leaders



November 4, Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
Our third program on the economy and the Great Recession is ever so timely.

Dr. Ed Whitelaw and Dr. Bryce Ward will address understanding strengths and weaknesses of a local economy, and policy options to create economic growth.
Ed Whitelaw is the founder and Chairman of the Board of ECONortwest which has, over more than 30 years, earned a reputation as the premier economic consulting firm in the Northwest.  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. He has testified before administrative, legislative, congressional, and judicial bodies on a variety of economic issues.  Dr. Whitelaw holds a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.
Bryce Ward joined ECONorthwest in 2005. His areas of expertise include econometric analysis and applied microeconomics -- including urban and regional economics, labor economics, public finance, and environmental and natural resource economics. Dr. Ward has applied his expertise to a variety of projects involving litigation support and program evaluation.
Dr. Ward received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and his B.A. in economics and history from the University of Oregon.  He has taught at Harvard College, Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon.

Please join us November 4, 2011 as we complete our three part series on the economy.  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, November 2, 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”
 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.

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

 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. Special thanks to Salem Hospital for being a Silver Sponsor of this meeting.
November 18th Program Sponsored by:

Friday, December 9: 
FOOD INSECURITY IN OREGON.  Ron Hays, President, Marion Polk Food Share; Heidi Wold, Executive Director of Salem Keizer Meals on Wheels; and Belit Stockfleth, Program Manager of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Youth Services Program for the Child and Family Services Division of the Oregon Department of Human Services. 
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