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Celebrating 47 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Register now for the November 21, 2014 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

Register online at
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 Member:

Lindsay Partridge

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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

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:

“ 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.”



November 10, 2014,  Volume 47, Issue 9

Climate Change and National Security:
People not Polar Bears

Dr. David W. Titley
Rear Admiral (Ret), USN

Founding Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
Professor of Practice, Dept. of Meteorology
The Pennsylvania State University

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sponsored in Memory of Dixie Kenney

Presented with Cooperation from Willamette University
(Note: Dr. Titley will also be speaking later in the
afternoon at Willamette University, at 2:00 p.m.
For more information, click here.)

Dr. David Titley, an internationally recognized authority on climate change, will provide an overview on this issue and how it threatens our national security.   A recent Department of Defense report concluded that “Climate change will affect the DOD’s ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security.” (2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap).
Per Dr. Titley, climate change is about people, about water, and about change itself.  Understanding the rate of climate change, relative to the abilities of both humans and ecosystems to adapt, is critical. Dr. Titley will briefly describe the multiple, independent lines of evidence that the climate is changing, and that the primary cause of this is a change in atmospheric composition caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
 His presentation will highlight:
  • The history of climate change as seen within the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Navy and how this challenge is being addressed.
  • The greatest challenges to national security that arise from climate change and, in particular, from the associated changes in the Arctic.
  • An assessment of future challenges and opportunities regarding climate change, and why we know enough to take significant action now, even if we don’t know every detail about the future.
 In addition, Dr. Titley will address how to effectively talk about climate change through the use of analogies, plain, non-jargon English, and even a little humor.
Dr. Titley served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral.  He served as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, and as Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.  He also initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change.
After retirement, he served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Operations, the Chief Operating Officer, at NOAA.
Dr. Titley earned a Master of Science in meteorology and physical oceanography, and a Ph.D. in meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School.
He has been a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society since 2009 and currently co-chairs the National Research Committee’s Decadal Survey on Ocean Sciences study.  He is a member of the CNA Military Advisory Board, and of the Advisory Boards of the Center for Climate and Security and of Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory.

As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. For lunch reservations please visit our web site at and register on line.  Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, November 19, 2014Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM. 

FALL, 2014

Friday, December 12:
Finding Community in Salem:  Great Good Places.  Great Good Places are the heart of our community. They are neutral, public gathering places that give us a sense of belonging to a greater community,  of being connected to a community - hangouts, coffee houses,  public spaces, cafes, bars, parks, community centers, libraries, promenades, neighborhood stores - places that bring people together and make their lives richer.*

Our panel:  Bonnie Hull, Brian Hart, Carlee Wright, David Craig, Sarah Evans.  Michael Davis, Executive Editor of the Statesman Journal, will serve as Moderator.

Do you have a Great Good Place in Salem?  Bring your suggestion to the program, along with 3 words that capture the essence of that place. Be prepared to share!
*Read more in Ray Oldenburg's book, The Great Good Places: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community (1989, 1999).

Friday, January 9:  The Honorable Thomas A. Balmer, Oregon Chief Justice, "The State of the Courts."

Supporting Business Partners

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Thank You
Sustaining Contributors!

Platinum Contributor
Kathleen Beaufait
Keith and Madge Bauer
Channing Bennett
Egon and Diana Bodtker
Brian Fordham
Britta Lion Franz
Deborah Dancik and Edd LeSage
Sally Hollemon
Mary Kamppi
Steve Kenney
Jan and Les Margosian
Kathleen and Hans West
Larry Young
Bob and Leslie Zeigen

Gold Contributors
Russ and Delana Beaton
Keith York and Mary Hart
Ruth Young
Silver Contributors
Martha Curry
William Dalton
Adele Egan
Nancy Kuehn
Raquel Moore-Green
Anita Saalfeld
Steve and Kathy Sansone

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