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Celebrating 47 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Register now for the January 9, 2015 program.
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, 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
Doors open at 11:30 a.m


Please Extend a Warm Welcome to Our Newest Salem City Club Members:
David and Sally Elmgren
Bill and Karen Farmer
Jon and Peggy Mangis
Margaret Rowe
Susanne Stanford

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Salem City Club is looking for a Few Good People!

Membership Drive

Who better to recommend Salem City Club than current members? Do you know someone who would enjoy attending our informative lunch meetings? Then invite them to the next meeting and be eligible to win a prize.
  • Each meeting all members who bring a guest will be entered into a raffle
  • At the end of each meeting a drawing will be held for a winner who will receive a prize
  • Ask a greeter for a guest raffle ticket in order to be entered
  • Special Bonus: If your guest becomes a member you receive another raffle ticket at the next meeting
Let’s grow the club. I challenge you to bring a potential new member to the next meeting, share our benefits, and maybe win a prize.
Allan Pollock
Chair, Membership Committee

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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.”




December 29, 2014, Volume 47, Issue 11

“The State of the Oregon Courts Address”
Honorable Thomas A. Balmer,

Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Court

Friday, January 9, 2015
(Co-Hosted by Salem City Club &
the Marion County Bar Association)

Sponsor: The Law Office of Ryan W, Collier.

Thomas A. Balmer was elected by his colleagues as Oregon’s 43rd Chief Justice and began service on May 1, 2012.  He was first appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor John Kitzhaber in 2001; he was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2008.  Chief Justice Balmer practiced with the Portland law firm of Ater Wynne LLP and its predecessor firm, Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler from 1982-93 and 1997-2001, and also served as Managing Partner. He was Deputy Attorney General of Oregon (1993-97) under Attorney General Theodore R. Kulongoski.  Earlier in his career, he was an associate with Wald, Harkrader & Ross (Washington, D.C.) (19880-82), a Trial Attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (1979-80), and an associate with the Boston firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart (1977-79).

Chief Justice Balmer received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1977 and his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1974.  He has been as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Lewis & Clark College. He is the author of numerous articles, book reviews, book chapters and op-ed columns on antitrust, constitutional law and other topics. 

Chief Justice Balmer’s law-related activities include serving as Chair (1992-93) and Board Member (1989-93) of Multnomah County Legal Aid Service, Inc.; Chair (2007-09) and Board Member (1999 to present) of Classroom Law Project; and Board Member (2004-11) of the Oregon Law Institute.  He  currently serves on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School and on the Advisory Committee of the Campaign for Equal Justice.  Chief Justice Balmer has participated in various international legal programs, including lecturing on judicial ethics in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (under the auspices of the United Nations); working with judges and schools on law-related education in Zagreb, Croatia, and speaking to judges and court administrators through the Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium.  In the wider community, Chief Justice Balmer has been a volunteer the Goose Hollow Family Shelter  since 1994 and has served as a founding Board Member (2000-01) of the Portland Parks Foundation and as a Board Member of Chamber Music Northwest (1997-2003).  He has coached youth soccer and lacrosse teams, served on several committees of the Portland City Club, and been a member of budget advisory committees for Metro and the City of Portland.
 Chief Justice Balmer was raised in Portland and attended Portland Public Schools.  He is married to Mary Louise McClintock, Director of Early Childhood Programs for the Oregon Community Foundation.  They have two adult children.

Please join us Friday, January 9, 2015, as we welcome Thomas A. Balmer, Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Spinning Room.   For lunch reservations email before noon Wednesday, January 7, 2015Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM.  For more information on this program please go to

What:   “The 2015 State of the Oregon Courts Address” Guest speaker: the Honorable Thomas A. Balmer,Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
When:   Friday, January 9, 2015; 11:30 lunch | Noon Program
Where:   Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Spinning Room, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301
Contact:   Larry Young  @ 503.371.7457
Web Site:

WINTER, 2015

Friday, January 23:  Coping with Climate Change in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, the second program in our Climate Change Series. Sponsored in memory of Dixie Kenney.


Kathie Dello, Associate Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, and Deputy Director, Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University:  “Climate Change and the Pacific Northwest"

Angus Duncan, Chair of the Oregon Global Warming Commission; President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation:  “Oregon’s Climate Policies and Programs: a Report Card for 2014”

Friday, February 13:  Dick Vander Schaaf, The Nature Conservancy.  Associate Coast and Marine Conservation Director in Oregon.

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