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Register now for the October 30 program.
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351

Register now for the special November 6 program.
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351

For luncheon reservations,
register online or

call 503.370.2808
by noon, the Wednesday before each program

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Member Lunch & Program: $13
Member Program Only: Free
Nonmember Lunch & Program: $20
Nonmember Program Only: $7


Vegetarian or vegan entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
Free parking


Please welcome our newest City Club members:
Merrily McCabe & Robert Coe 
Jessica Ramey 
Kristin Ramstad
Bob Reinhardt

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Tony Schacher, Salem Electric

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 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.”



October 19, 2015, Volume 48, Issue 4
This bulletin contains information for two upcoming programs:
  • Faces of Agriculture: Delivering the Fruits of Their Labor on October 30
  • When Cascadia Strikes: Do You Really Know What To Do? on November 6
THE FACES OF AGRICULTURE:  Delivering the Fruits of Their Labor

Guest Speaker:

Jaime Arredondo
Secretary-Treasurer,  PCUN
(Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United)

Friday, October 30, 2015
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

In our third program focusing on Oregon Agriculture, Salem City Club members and the community will hear about the people responsible for managing the property, planting the seeds, nurturing the crops, harvesting the product and getting the product to market. Just as our agricultural products have changed over the years, so too, have the people who work in the industry.

As we heard in the previous two programs, the use of technology has dramatically impacted jobs at every level and the people who work those jobs. Throughout Oregon’s history, the fertile land, relatively mild climate and good growing season have attracted farmers, large and small; field workers, skilled and unskilled; agriculture brokers, food processors and others to deliver quality Oregon grown products around the world. Learn about the people who have made agriculture such a successful, sustainable, and growth industry in Oregon.  

Jaime Arredondo will provide a detailed picture of people who work in agriculture today.  Jaime came to Salem, Oregon in 1990 at the age of eight from Las Ranas, Michoacan, Mexico. He harvested crops for 12 years. In high school, he was hired as “beverage boy” at Willamette University, his first exposure to higher education. He graduated from Willamette with degrees in Rhetoric/Media Studies and Spanish. From 2005-2012, he worked with Farmworker Housing Development Corporation as a Community Organizer and then as Director of Fund Development. In 2011, Jaime was recognized by Shelterforce, the oldest community, economic development magazine in the nation, and selected as one of 6 under 36 young leaders in the country.
Presently, Jaime is the Secretary-Treasurer for PCUN, Oregon’s farmworker union, in Woodburn, Oregon. He serves on Western Oregon University’s Board of Trustees and Oregon’s Youth Development Council.
As is our tradition, we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, Salem. For lunch reservations, please visit our website at and register online. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  



Guest Speakers: 

Ed Flick,
Marion County Emergency Manager
Roger Stevenson,
City of Salem Emergency Manager

Friday, November 6, 2015
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

The “Megaquake” could hit tomorrow. Are you prepared? Or are you ignoring the reality that it will happen someday?  Find out Friday, November 6 when Salem City Club presents this timely program.

Seismologists predict a 37 percent chance an earthquake will be generated by the Cascadia Subduction Zone fault line in the next 50 years. At a magnitude of 8.0 to 9.0, the Cascadia earthquake and its tsunami will result in significant loss of life, widespread injuries, and major property and critical infrastructure destruction.

Our presenters will describe local efforts to improve the community’s survival after Cascadia, helping you understand what assistance you can expect from emergency responders and what you can’t. More importantly, they will take a new approach to help you develop your individual approach to being prepared. After registering for this program the presenters ask you to visit Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Unprepared website to familiarize yourself with the issues.

Ed Flick is an emergency management professional with more than two decades of experience preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made emergencies and disasters. Ed is Marion County’s emergency manager, where he oversees the county’s all-hazards emergency management program. Previously, Ed was a career U.S. Army Officer. His emergency management operational experience includes participation in the response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the 2007 Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Ed’s last active duty position was as the director of an Inter-agency Fusion Center focused on counterterrorism and counter-weapon-of-mass-destruction efforts across the Asia-Pacific region.

Roger Stevenson’s early career included stints as a veterinary assistant at Sea World, regional retail management, and marketing. Finally finding a niche in emergency management for the last 30 years, he has provided emergency planning, training and exercising for an area as large as 4,000 square miles and 20 cities. Roger and his wife have lived in Salem for the past 17 years. He works for the Salem Fire Department which supports the city’s emergency management programs. Roger is an exuberant speaker and enthusiastic about the health and safety of others.
As is our tradition, we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, Salem. For lunch reservations, please visit our website at and register online. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  


FRIDAY, November 20, 2015:

Bev Pratt, Teacher Improvement Fund Grant Manager, The Chalkboard Project; will provide an elementary education on the Common Core and what it means for students, educators, and all Oregonians.

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