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Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman's March to the Governorship - Salem City Club 45th Annual Meeting

  • 10 Jun 2012
  • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill


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Save the Date for our Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 10th at 4:30 pm

Barbara Roberts

Up the Capitol Steps:
A Woman's March to the Governorship

Reservations for $32 
a person
are now being taken either online at
www.salemcityclub.com or by calling Salem City Club at (503) 370-2808. 
Oregon’s first and only woman governor, Barbara Roberts, will discuss her life in the Oregon political arena and feature stories from her newest book, Up the Capitol Steps, at Salem City Club’s annual meeting on Sunday, June 10, in the Dye House of the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill.

Program for the evening includes:
  • 4:30 p.m.      No-host Refreshments
  • 5:30 p.m.     Meeting and Dinner 
  • 6:30 p.m.     Dessert and Program.
In honor of Governor Roberts' appearance at the Salem City Club’s annual celebration, SCC will forego its traditional silent auction fundraiser and instead give back to the community by partnering with Marion County’s “Reading for All” Initiative and Marion-Polk Food Share.

Every spring break, Reading for All provides books and MPFS provides free meals to low income children in Salem-Keizer School District and various cities in  Marion County.  This Spring Break, 8,000 lunches were served and more than 7,000 childrens books were distributed in 42 locations in the Salem-Keizer School District and rural Marion County, including schools, churches, community centers and all of the Boys and Girls clubs.

Salem City Club members are asked to support these programs by collecting new and slightly-used books for readers pre-school through the third grade and by bringing them to the annual meeting. There is a special need for books (Spanish and English).  Scroll down for a  list of preferred authors and book titles.   Cash donations will also be welcome.

According to Arturo Vargas, program coordinator for the county program, it takes an entire year to collect the thousands of books needed for the Spring Break program.  The Salem City Club’s donations will kick-start the collecting for next year’s giveaway. 

Vargas explained, “Many of these children as so excited about receiving a book that they always want to read the book before their meal." 

Governor Roberts' books will be available for sale before and after the program.

Annual meeting online reservations are now being accepted at rsvp@salemcityclub.com or by calling (503) 370-2808. Cost for the evening is $32 a person.

Reading for All Book Donation
Preferred Titles
Here are some of the titles that children and families love to have. Most of these titles can be ordered both in English and Spanish.  Reading for All is an initiative that promotes literacy in the Northern Willamette Valley region.  The intent is to encourage reading for children and families in order to promote academic and lifelong success.
 Shades of Black by Pinkney
Are you My Mother?
Black on white by Tildes
Blue Hat, Green Hat (and other titles by Sandra Boyton)
Brown bear, brown bear
The Baby Chicks Are Singing / Los Pollitos Dicen by Ashley Wolff (
Chicka chicka boom boom/ Chicka chicka bum bum
Everywhere Babies
Five little monkeys/ Cinco monitos bricando en la cama
Good night gorilla
Goodnight moon
Guess how much I love you?
I went walking/ Sali de paseo
Jump, frog, jump
More, More, More Said the Baby
On the night you were born
Polar Bear, What do you Hear?
Runaway bunny/ el conejito andarin
Sheep in a jeep
The mitten
The napping house
The snowy day/ Un dia de nieve
The very busy spider/ La Araña Muy Ocupada
The very hungry catipillar/ La Oruga Muy Hambrienta
Things that go
Diary of a wimpy kid
Llama Llama Red Pajama (bilingual)
Calabaza, Calabaza/pumpkin, pumkin (bilingual)
The magic bus/ El Autuobus Magico (bilingual)
Noodles: I love colors (bilingual)
When I grow Up by Mercer Mayer
The Apple Pie that Papa Bakedby Lauren Thompson
Big Fat Henby Keith Baker
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle
Everywhere Babiesby Susan Meyers, illustrated by Marla Frazee
Where’s Spot?by Eric Hill
Peter’s Chairby Ezra Jack Keats
One City, Two Brothersby Chris Smith
Nini Here and Thereby Anita Lobel
My Very First Mother Gooseby Iona Opie, illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Goodnight Moonby Margaret Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
The Golden Ruleby Ilene Cooper
Candyflossby Jacqueline Wilson
Living Colorby Steve Jenkins
Harry Potter Seriesby J. K. Rowling
Diary of a Wimpy Kidby Jeff Kinney
How to Eat Fried Worms byRockwell, Thomas 
Show Me the Honey by Tish Rabe
Any of  Dr. Seuss books
Any books by Debbie Bailey and Susan Huszar (authors) lots of Spanish w/real pictures)
Any Baby faces series books by intrater lots of Spanish w/real pictures)

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.  

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.

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