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Celebrating 46 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

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Register now for the
May 2, 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,
call 503.370.2808 or email
by noon, the Wednesday before each program

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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.

Not a Member yet?  Join online at

Please Welcome Our
Newest Members:

Warren Bednarz
Nathan Good
Brian Gumbs

New Videos and Audio on Our Website

Videos of the five programs in the Health Care Series available for viewing on our website,
Sincere thanks to Raymond Dukes, owner of Big Picture Productions; to Jessica Nelson and Janette De Haven of Spire Management; and for the sponsorship of Salem Health.

Also Available!
MP3s of the Series Programs
Presentation Handouts from the Series


Of Interest

For other community programs of interest to our members, please go to the
Resources and Links
page of our website.

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.”

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
Martha H. Curry

And thank you to those members who donated and wish to remain anonymous
April 21, 2014,  Volume 46, Issue 16

Returning Veterans:
 Legal, Medical and Social Challenges
Friday, May 2, 201
Issues facing returning veterans offer complicated challenges: economic, legal, medical, homelessness, substance abuse and a variety of factors involving re-entry into normal family and community life.  A panel of uniquely qualified experts will assist Salem City Club members and guests in addressing the nature and depth of this problem, which threatens to become a deep-seated cultural issue for the United States. 
Our panelists have years of experience in dealing with all facets of veterans’ issues, and are certain to provide us with an interesting and insightful look into this vitally important and often overlooked element of current American life.
Cameron Smith serves as the Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Previously, he was the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber where his portfolio of issues included Military, Veterans’ Affairs, and Emergency Management.  He also served Governor Ted Kulongoski as a Senior Policy Advisor for Public Safety.  Cameron served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, completing three tours of duty in Iraq.  A graduate of Carleton College, Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. 
Linda Maddy is the Veteran’s Justice Outreach Coordinator, Portland VA Medical Center.  She is a Clinical Social Worker and completed her Masters in Social Work at Portland State University. Ms. Maddy joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2006 as part of a newly formed Complex Addictions team. In May 2010 she became the Portland VA Medical Center's first Veteran's Justice Outreach Coordinator. She has served as a Veterans Justice Outreach Lead for the VA VISN Region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska) and is a National Master Trainer for the VA. Prior to joining the VA, Ms. Maddy worked in many areas of the criminal justice system for 24 years.

Dwight C. Holton is the CEO of Lines for Life, a statewide non-profit providing 24/7 crisis intervention services through a suicide LifeLine, an Alcohol and Drug HelpLine, a Youthline and a dedicated Military Helpline for veterans, service members and their families.  Dwight was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as United States Attorney for the District of Oregon in 2010 after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1999. Chosen to lead Lines for Life in February of 2014 as its new CEO, Dwight Holton has more than 13 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Justice and, as U.S. Attorney, led Leadership Summits across Oregon on the issue of prescription drug abuse.   He has long been an advocate for veterans, and service members and military families.

Chaplain/Colonel, Terry Larkin is the Service Member and Family Support Director for the Oregon Army National Guard.  He oversees programs and services which affect employment, family programs, youth services, and community outreach for the National Guard.  He is also involved with various programs which affect Oregon veterans and their families, especially behavioral health and reintegration.  Chaplain Larkin has served 10 years at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, VA, and has been a local church pastor in California and Oregon.

Élan Lambert is the Court Coordinator and Evaluator for the Marion County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), part of the Marion County Circuit Court, Judge Vance D. Day presiding.  A Navy veteran, she is a founding member of its community advisory council beginning in 2011, which helped develop the program and protocol for veterans and service members involved in the criminal justice system in Marion County.  Élan is also Board President for Partnership for Veterans at Risk, an Oregon nonprofit that provides resources and advocacy assistance for veterans and service members who are at risk and/or involved with the criminal justice system.
Please join us Friday, May 2, 2014.  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, April 30, 2014Parking is free.  Doors open at 11:30 AM. 

Mark Your Calendar,

     Save the Dates

Tuesday, April 29
Join us for the 2nd Annual State of Education Address, featuring Paula Radich, Interim Superintendent, Salem-Keizer Public Schools, and Cheryl Roberts, President of  Chemeketa Community College.


 Paula Radich                                  Cheryl Roberts
Breakfast at 7:00 a.m., program from 7:30-8:30.
$15 at the door -  No registration required.
Salem Convention Center,200 Commercial St SE.

This year's State of Education Address is co-sponsored by the Salem City Club, Salem Rotary and the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.





5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Please join other members for the Salem City Club Annual Meeting on Wednesday evening, May 14, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. at Willamette Heritage Center Spinning Room. Members, you'll be receiving a detailed invitation soon.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the annual meeting, please contact Cindy Condon, 503-581-7227.

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