Weekly Lunch Speaker Recaps

Roger Martin: The Problem with Measure 11 in Oregon

Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 11 in November 1994 to apply mandatory minimum prison sentences to certain crimes against persons, including murder, rape, and robbery, with no possibility for any reduction in sentence.  Roger Martin believes that Measure 11 has...
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Dr. Carol Gunn: Medical Mistakes

In 2014, Dr. Carol Gunn lost her sister to a medical mistake.  Anna’s death was a result of a misdiagnosis of cardiac symptoms.  After Anna’s death, Dr. Gunn began researching and speaking out on medical errors. Over 240,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a...
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Birol Yesilada: Rotary International Foundation

Arch Klumpf started the Rotary Foundation in 1917 with a donation of $26.50.  One hundred years later, contributions to the fund total more than $4.1 billion.  Ninety percent of the money donated to the foundation goes to fund projects like protecting maternal and...
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Karen Berkey Huntsberger: Waiting for Peace

World War II Medic, Richard Berkey kept a journal in spite of rules against doing so.  Years later, his daughter, Karen Berkey Huntsberger used the journals, along with letters she found in the basement of her childhood home, to author a book about his experiences. ...
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State Representative Margaret Doherty

Photo provided by Margaret Doherty Tigard’s State Representative, District 35 gave an overview of the 2017 long session of the House during which 860 bills were passed; 509 unanimously. Among the issues tackled were the budget deficit, transportation, and education. ...
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Each week we invite a speaker to inform and/or educate club members on a variety of topics.  Topics come from a wide range of areas: political figures discussing current trends, compelling authors discussing their overcoming of trials, non profit movements discussing the needs in the world, and more.  Come and enjoy.

Dr. Carol Gunn: Medical Mistakes

In 2014, Dr. Carol Gunn lost her sister to a medical mistake.  Anna’s death was a result of a misdiagnosis of cardiac symptoms.  After Anna’s death, Dr. Gunn began researching and speaking out on medical errors. Over 240,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a...

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Annie Nihill: A Year in Italy

A Rotary Youth Exchange year in Italy changed Annie Nihill’s life. Her exchange took her to the village of Monza in Lombardia, about 20 minutes from the high-fashion city of Milan.  Monza is known for the Autodromo Nazionale--the 3rd longest auto racetrack in the...

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District Governor Campbell

Our guest speaker at our regular lunch meeting on August 17th was District Governor Renee Campbell, who was accompanied by her husband Ron. Renee is a member of the Rotary Club of Salem, and was President in 2011-12. She and her husband continue to operate the...

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