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Celebrating 43 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

Join Us!
Friday, May 20, 2011

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill:
Mission Mill Museum and
Marion County Historical Society
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351
 Call 503.370.2808 or email your reservation by noon,
Wed., May 18, 2011

Register online at

Lunch Cost
SCC Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00
Vegetarian or vegan entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP
There is a $5 charge to attend the
program at noon to help defray
room rental costs.
  Free parking
Doors open at 11:30 AM

Contact Info for SCC

May 20th Lunch Menu
Farfalle Pasta with House Made Sausage and Vegetables
Caesar Salad
Cascade Baking Breads


Discuss upcoming topics on our SCC Blog:
Click Here to View our Blog

CCTV Broadcast Schedule
 SCC programs can be seen on CCTV, Comcast Cable Channel 21, for two weeks starting the Wednesday after the meeting at6 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.

Take a Look - New Website Launched!

  Have you visited lately?
See below for new login info

A Few of the New Website Features:

  • Register Online for Friday Luncheon Programs - you can even pay online, but you can also mark that you would like to attend and pay at the door or that you would like to attend and not eat lunch - so many options!
  • Renew your SCC Membership or Join Online - Renew, join and even pay for your membership online.  Pay by mailing a check options are also available with this feature.
  • Many Other Amazing Features - The look is new and simpler.  You just have to see for yourself!
  • Website FAQ

    How do I log in?
    Members may log in using their email address and assigned password.  Shortly after you receive this eBulletin, you will receive a personalized email with your username and password.  If you cannot find or do not remember your password, click "forgot password" in the login box.

    Why do I need to log in?
    Members should log in to register for programs and participate in online forum discussions.  This makes registering simply and easy to do!

    What if I am not a member?
    Non-members may register for programs at the non-member rate without logging in.  You may also join online by clicking the "Join SCC" button.

    Thank You
    Salem City Club


    Egon and Diana Bodtker
    Edd LeSage and Deb Dancik
    Don Fries
    Bob and Leslie Zeigen
    Kathleen Beaufait
    Linda Teal
    Don Homuth
    Beverly Bow

    Ruth Young
    Anita Saalfeld

    Barbara Hanneman
    Bill Mainwaring
    Adele Egan
    Grant Erwin
    Elaine Young

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

    Thank You
    Salem City Club
    Business Partners 2010-2011

    Crowell Ing LLP

    James J. MacAfee, P.C.

    State Farm Insurance

    Pioneer Trust BAnk

    Big Picture Productions

    Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services

    Law Offices of Michael E. Swaim, P.C.


    May 11, 2011 -  Volume 43, Issue 21
    Is There a Virtual State Bank
    in Oregon's Future?

      May 20, 2011 at Noon - Willamette Heritage Center
    Although fears of a double-dip recession are subsiding, Oregon’s economic and job growth remain slow compared to past economy recoveries. These circumstances require new ideas from government and improved efforts to address the fiscal strain and program challenges that face the state. Join us at Salem City Club on Friday, May 20 at noon to learn more.

    Posted by: oregoneconomicanalysis | April 20, 2011
    See May 4, 2011)

    Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer, will speak to a new and understandably controversial idea: a “virtual” state economic development bank. Wheeler holds great store for the bank as a tool to promote economic recovery and vitality. The Treasurer’s proposed bank is “virtual” because no brick-and-mortar retail banking is envisioned – it is a state administrative entity that will operate with stakeholder advice. Wheeler’s virtual bank would consolidate Oregon’s various economic loan programs, and allow state government to act as an additional lending agent, which will supposedly help qualified Oregonians secure financing not available in a time of tight money. The virtual bank seeks to link state lending programs with the conventional lending of community banks and credit unions and thus complement their efforts instead of competing with them. The idea has some bi-partisan political support and is reflected bills in the Oregon House (HB 3452) and Senate (SB 889). It also enjoys support from a coalition of community bankers, farmers, small businessmen and community organizations. The virtual bank is opposed by The Oregon Banker’s Association, which raises a variety of concerns including the prospects of a government bank lending to unqualified persons and of public competition with privately owned banks.
    Mr. Wheeler also will discuss the need to improve upon current public administration practice and prioritize the state’s limited debt capacity in order to better facilitate Oregon’s long-term goals.

    Ted Wheeler is the 28th State Treasurer of Oregon. A former manager at an investment firm, he was elected chief executive of Multnomah County. In March 2010 Wheeler was appointed to complete the term of former Treasurer Ben Westlund, and was elected Treasurer in the November 2010. As Treasurer, he has directed efforts to make the State Treasury a more efficient and transparent operation, and a more responsible investor. He was appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber to help draft new economic development strategies for the state. His current initiatives include introducing money-saving technology changes in the Treasury department, authorizing securities fraud lawsuits against firms that misled investors, and introducing a revamped 529 college savings plan with lower costs and more options for families. Mr. Wheeler holds degrees from Stanford University, Columbia University and Harvard University.
    Please join us on May 20, 2011, in the Dye House at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill for this opportunity to learn more about how the Oregon State Treasurer, Ted Wheeler views the role and responsibilities of the state’s treasurer.  For those not on our “continuous attendee” list, you may e-mail lunch reservations to: rsvp@salemcityclub.comor call 503-370-2808 by Wednesday noon, May 18, 2011. SCC members lunch cost is $12, all others $15.   Doors will open at 11:30 AM.  The community is welcomed and encouraged to join us!   There is a $5 charge for visitors who would like a coffee and cookie.  For more information on upcoming programs, and directions to this event please go to
    Still Thinking about Sustainable Cities Year?
    Click Here to view the program and handout archive.

    Proposed Slate of Officers

    President: Russ Beaton
    Vice President of Programs: Bob Martin
    Vice  President of Membership: Lloyd Chapman
    Treasurer: Anita Saalfeld
    Immediate Past President – Jan Margosian
    New member Board of Governors:
    John Adams, Petra Berger
    Continuing Board of Governors (no vote needed):
    Allan Pollock, Rick Davis, Tom Golden, and Linda Teal
     Salem City Club's constitution specifies that officers for '10-11 are elected at the annual June meeting by the members present.
    Save the Date for our Annual Meeting
    Sunday, June 5th at 4:00 pm
    Annual Meeting with Special Guest Wally Carson


    By laughing at the “Lighter Side of the Judiciary” with the Honorable Wallace P. Carson, Jr., the longest serving chief justice in Oregon’s history,

    and by collecting your raffle tickets for the theme basket that reflects the real you in the “raffle roundup.” Six to 10 theme baskets will be available for those with winning raffle tickets.

    A special vacation package also will be awarded in an oral auction.

    Sunday, June 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    In the historic Dye House at the
    Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

    A three-course dinner will be served by Loustic Catering
    while Delana Beaton “soothes our souls”
    with music on her harp.

    Reservations for $32 a person
    are now being taken either online at or by calling Salem City Club at (503) 370-2808.

    Don’t miss this unique evening as we celebrate
    yet another successful year of providing civil discourse on events directly affecting the lives of members of our community.  

    Register online today!

    It's time to renew your Membership for the 2011-2012 Membership Season

    Thank you for your support of the organization.  We are looking forward to an exciting season ahead for SCC as we continue a strategic planning process for the club, explore the possiblities of the new website, build our membership and improve upon our engaging luncheon programs.

    Renew Today - Membership renewal dues are due no later than May 31st, 2011 for the June 1st, 2011 - May 31st, 2012 SCC season.

    Two Options for Renewal:

    Nominations close May 31st

              We are seeking nominations for the Carole Eggers Citizenship Award which will be awarded at our annual meeting in June.  This award is given periodically to an individual or organization that has made a remarkable contribution to the civic life and/or livability of the Salem area. Award recipients may be honored for a single noteworthy act or accomplishment, or for long and distinguished service that has contributed to the improvement of the community.  Our honored recipient in 2009 was Jan Margosian.
              If you would like a nomination form contact Raquel Moore-Green at or call 503.362.5021.  

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