Celebrating 49 Years
of exceptional civic discourse
Program - 12 Noon
Member: No Charge
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Lunch - 11:30 AM
$15 per person
For luncheon reservations,
call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed. March 1.
Vegetarian entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
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Contact Info for SCC
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:
“...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.”
February 27, 2017, Volume 49, Issue 14
Editing Your News Feeds:
Friday, March 3, 2017
Facts, Alternative Facts,
Just Plain BS
Today, perhaps more than ever, we must take responsibility for vetting the news we receive. Trusted news sources are often compromised by politics, ideology, and/or money. In this day and age when anyone can develop content based on facts, alternative facts, or just plain bull*&^%, click “send” or “post” and have it read around the world, we must be diligent editors of the “news” we receive, even from those we have traditionally trusted. With almost unlimited access to news, how do you know what is factual and what is not?
This timely and important program will provide insight into the reporting of events, the creation of news, the distribution of “news” and the consequences, good and bad, of broader access to information. Our speaker, Todd Milbourn
, will explore the critical questions we must ask about the news we receive from known and unknown sources. You will take away practical tips and tools for fact checking to ensure you can be a good editor of the stories you receive to ensure your actions, including the forwarding of “interesting news stories” are based on facts, not fiction.
is an award-winning investigative reporter and journalism instructor at the University of Oregon. He got his start in newspapers at The Modesto Bee
, where his investigation of a multimillion dollar housing scheme landed a CEO in prison and inspired a new state law on predatory lending. At The Sacramento Bee
, Milbourn roamed the state as an enterprise reporter, filing front-page dispatches on everything from wildfires to political scandals to the plight of a tiny mountain town that had no telephone service—in 2008.
Milbourn’s international experience includes a stint as an editor and columnist at a business magazine in Prague. He’s also worked in broadcast journalism, serving as interim executive producer and on-air reporter at KVAL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Eugene.
Milbourn holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Oregon, where his studies focused on building new business models for journalism in the digital age. He now teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the SOJC and the UO’s Lundquist College of Business.
For March 3 luncheon reservations, register online or call (503) 370-2808 by noon, Wed. March 1.
Mark Your Calendars!
Save The Dates!
Friday, March 17, 2017
A Profile of Salem’s Homeless Population:
Our Unique Challenges
Friday, April 7, 2017
Programs Actively Working to Help the Homeless:
, Ph.D., the Arches Project of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency. Dr. Jones has conducted in-depth interviews with members of over 1000 households living in Salem without housing. His work provides a clear picture of Salem's homeless people, their needs, and the differences and similarities of groups among the homeless.
, Director of the Community Resource Trust. Mr. Hays is the lead on the development of 180 low income homes in north Salem and has traveled to other cities to research what community responses are most effective. He will tell us about the Salem project and options he’s seen in other communities.
or call (503) 370-2808.
Housing and School
There are several projects underway to help with housing and services for the homeless. Learn how you can help.
Andy Wilch, Head of the Salem Housing Authority and the lead on the redevelopment of Yaquina Hall, located on the Oregon State Hospital north campus, into 50 low income housing units.
Kim Lemmon, Director, St. Francis Shelter for homeless families.
Melissa Wisner, Director, Salem-Keizer Public Schools STEP program (Students in Transition Educational Program) which works with the hundreds of students known to be homeless.
Supporting Business Partners
Keith and Madge Bauer
Egon and Diana Bodtker
Sally and Ray Hollemon
Jan and Les Margosian
Kathleen and Hans West
Larry and Jo Ann Young
Bob and Leslie Zeigen
Keith York and Mary Hart
John and Jordan Hofer
Steve and Kathy Sansone
Ray and Pat Straughan
And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous