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Celebrating 45 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, September 7, 2012

 Dye House
Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill:
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 Call 503.370.2808 or email your reservation by noon,
Wed., Sept. 5, 20

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 a.m.

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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:

Claire Ferraris

Kim Helterline

Alan Pennington, Marion County Earthwise
(Supporting Partner


Credit/debit cards will only be accepted online.  Only Cash/Check will be accepted for at the door payment.

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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.

 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.

August 27, 2012 -  Volume 45, Issue 2

-Election 2012-

5th Congressional District Debate:

Lugo, Schrader and Thompson

Salem City Club is pleased to host a debate between the three candidates seeking to represent Oregon's 5th congressional district in U.S. House of Representatives.  Join us on Friday, September 7 at noon when we open our 45th season with this dynamic program.  Congressional District 5 encompasses Tillamook, Lincoln, Polk, Marion, and Clackamas counties, rural, metro, coastal, and suburban neighborhoods.

Christina Jean Lugo is a peace activist and twenty-year member of the Green Party.  As a member of the Oregon Pacific Green Party she serves as Secretary.  Lugo has worked as a journalist and editor at the Tennessee Independent Media Center and as a producer in independent radio and television. Lugo currently serves on the Clackamas Cable Access Board. Her prior government experience includes candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee, and candidacy for the Oregon 5th District U.S. House of Representatives seat in 2010.  Lugo’s educational background includes the University of Minnesota and Macalester College.  A resident of Oregon City, Christina is married to her partner Beverly Thomas and together they run a small gardening service in Metro Portland.
Congressman Kurt Schrader is currently serving his second term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents Oregon's 5th Congressional District.  Before being elected to Congress, Schrader was a farmer and veterinarian for over thirty years.  In 1996, Schrader was elected to the Oregon State House of Representatives. There he served as a member of the Joint Ways & Means Committee. Schrader was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 2003 and was immediately appointed to chair the Joint Ways & Means Committee. He continued to serve in that capacity until he was elected to U.S. Congress in 2008. 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.  He attended Cornell University where he received his BA in Government in 1973. He received his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 1977.
Fred Thompson holds a B.S. degree from Linfield College and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University. He attended Lane Community college and earned an Electrician licensure and Welding certification. He has more than 35 years experience in the agricultural, energy, and wood products industries, and his current occupation is as Team Leader/Pulp & Paper, for EnergyPro-USA. He has past experience as President/CEO of Isobord Enterprises, a manufacturing facility. Mr. Thompson has prior governmental experience as a member of the Junction City School Board Budget Committee, 1984 to 1986. He is a Vietnam Veteran and was stationed with the 101st Airborne division. He lives in Marion County with his family.
Please join us Friday, September 7, 2012 as we embark on our 45th year of bringing relevant speakers and topics to the Salem Community.  On September 7, 2012, at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Dye House, we welcome candidates for the 5th Congressional District:  Christina Lugo, Pacific Green Party; incumbent Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) and Fred Thompson, Republican Party.  For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, September 5, 2012Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to




Friday, September 28: Measure 80
Personal Marijuana Cultivation / Use
in Oregon?

Tuesday Evening, October 2: 
Legislative Candidates Forum
Grand Theater,
Details TBA

(Co-Sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties)

Friday, October 12: Measures 82/83
Privately Owned Casinos in Oregon?

Friday, October 19*
Candidates for Oregon Secretary of State
(Co-Sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Marion and Polk Counties)
*(Please note the date change)

Friday, November 9, Dr. Ed Dover,
Election Wrap-up and Analysis
Professor, Political Science
Western Oregon University

Watch for details in future eBulletins.

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

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


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