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SCC Luncheons:

 Program - 12 Noon
       Member: No Charge
       NON-Members: $7
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 Lunch - 11:30 AM  
       $13 per person 

For Feb. 19 luncheon reservations,
register online 
call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed. Mar. 2.

Mar. 4 Menu:
     Garden Salad
     Fresh Rolls
Vegetarian entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

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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 on Wednesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.

 Salem City Club’s mission:

“ 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.”



February 22, 2016, Volume 48, Issue 12

SCC Luncheon:
Environmental Threats
To Oregon’s Ocean
Coastal Ecosystem

Friday, March 4, 2016
11:30AM, Lunch; 12 Noon, Program
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

Register By Noon, March 2

The Oregon coast is experiencing considerable change:  changing climate, ocean acidification, ocean upwelling, warmer water temperatures, stronger storms, coastal flooding, and increasing beach erosion.  What does this mean for the long-term health of Oregon’s nearshore ocean and coastal ecosystems?

Please join us to hear Dr. Bruce Menge review the ways that these two areas are changing, and how these changes can affect our fisheries and coastal natural resources.  He is involved with numerous interdisciplinary studies, some mentioned in his bio below, that are explaining how these changes affect maritime and coastal productivity, including larval transport and connectivity.  This involves understanding the interactive and multiple effects on the ocean of a changing global climate, along with the effects of pollution and unsustainable harvests of ocean resources.

As an aside, Oregon’s new coastal Marine Reserves, established in 2012, are now hopefully starting to function as protective enclaves for our coastal fish and fauna.

Bruce A. Menge is a Distinguished Professor of Zoology and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Endowed Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Zoology at Oregon State University.  He also served as Chair of the Department from 2008-2011.  His major research areas are marine community and meta-ecosystem ecology, physiological ecology, and he is currently focused on the impacts of climate change, including ocean acidification, on coastal marine ecosystems.  He received a BA in Zoology at the University of Minnesota in 1965 and a PhD in Zoology at the University of Washington in 1970.  He is the lead Principal Investigator in the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), and in the Ocean Margin Ecosystem Group for Acidification Studies (OMEGAS).  Professor Menge has authored or co-authored more than145 refereed research papers. He has recognition as one of the 0.5% of the most cited ecologists over the past two decades (ISI Highly, 2002).  In 2010, he was awarded the Western Society of Naturalists’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
For March 4 luncheon reservations, register online or call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed. March 2

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Special Events:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
2016 State of the City Address: Salem City Club is pleased to partner with the City of Salem, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, and Salem Downtown Rotary Club for Mayor Anna Peterson's State of the City Address. Please join us! 
Time:           Check-in begins at 11:10 am 
                     Event begins at Noon
Cost:            $20.00 per person
Location:     Salem Convention Center
                     200 Commercial Street SE
Register online by February 26, 2016.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Better Health at Lower Cost: What Can a Community Do? 
Social Determinants of Our Health

Speaker:  Dr. Joshua Freeman, the Alice M. Patterson MD & Harold L. Patterson MD Professor & Chair of Family Medicine at the University of  Kansas Medical Center

We are pleased to present this program in cooperation with Oregon Physicians For A National Health Program (PNHP). Dr. Freeman will discuss what non-physician civic leaders should consider to create a healthier community and reduce costs of healthcare. There will be ample time for audience questions and comments.
Time:           7 - 8:30 PM
Cost:            No Charge
Location:     Loucks Auditorium
                     Salem Public Library

                     585 Liberty Street SE
                     Salem, Oregon 97301

Next SCC Luncheon:
Friday, March 18, 2016
The Modern Lobbyist: Information, Insight and Influence
Speakers:  Jon A. Chandler (Oregon Home Builders Association) and Vicki Berger (former member of the Oregon House of Representatives, District 20).

We write of the “modern” lobbyist because the rules of lobbying have changed in recent years through reforms that make the activity more transparent and more principled.  Join us for a lively program where perspectives on the activities and contributions of legislative lobbyists will be offered by a  well-regarded lobbyist (Chandler) and a popular former legislator (Berger); in effect, a pitcher and a catcher.

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