Leadership Salem Class of 2011 (1st Year)


Leadership Salem Class of 2011 (1st Year)

Location: Salem Chamber
Members: 30
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2011

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Education day

I guess I will have to use the old adage and claim that "the dog ate my homework"!. I agreed to blog about our experience last month, and completely forgot until I found the note I wrote in my…Continue

Started by Tami Gagnon Mar 14, 2010.

Land Use - Leadership Salem Tuesday 1 Reply

Leadership is Tuesday this week:) Looking forward to seeing what everyone will be speaking on and what stance....also wondering who else is speaking on Land Use other than Julie and myself.  I would…Continue

Started by Leslie. Last reply by Tami Gagnon Mar 14, 2010.

View Silberman on chamber TV

Make sure to review the 5 clips from Steve Silberman's presentation at the chamber forum before business/communications day on January's Leadership Salem. You can find it on ChamberTV/Videos.

Started by Mary Louise VanNatta Dec 31, 2009.

Gathering befor November's event. 7 Replies

How would everyone like to gather around 12 noon November 4th? Location is wide open. Any good ideas are welcome! See you guys soon.

Started by Nathan Knottingham. Last reply by Steve schellenberg Nov 12, 2009.

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Comment by Tyson Pruett on August 30, 2010 at 12:16pm
Jill, you are not crazy. She suggested 5 on Sept 21 at Boones Treasury. (I know cause it is on my calendar).

I am open for whenever or wherever.
Comment by Jill Nowacki on August 30, 2010 at 12:10pm
I would be game. A bit confused: Did Kathy suggest a get together on Sept. 21? I thought I saw this post in my email, but came on here to follow up and couldn't find it anywhere. Maybe just a vivid dream? In any case: I'd love a reunion!
Comment by Leslie on August 30, 2010 at 11:54am
We are overdue for an outing! Fall is in the air and perhaps we should go visit our friends at Willamette Valley Vineyards! Who's game?
Comment by Herm Boes on April 21, 2010 at 8:04pm
Every month we are greeted by our day sponsor. This months sponsor was NW Natural represented by Bruce Anderson. He shared their passion give to the community which they do to help families and children through agencies like Family Building Blocks which deals with at risk families and Community Action Agency utility assistance program.

A good quotes from Bruce: "Service is the rent you pay to live on the earth"

We were then introduced to Jane Downing of Women's Crisis Center and learned how they have been serving abuse victims in Marion County since 1973. They provide shelter, food, clothing school supplies and assistance to help women, children and men who are being abused. They also provide education and training for groups and organizations on abuse.

We then climbed aboard the "HUT" bus (Thanks Nick) and headed to the Union Gospel Mission for breakfast and a tour. They served and great breakfast of sausage, egg, biscuits and gravy, fruit and coffee. Donna Armstrong then gave us a history of the mission and a tour. The men's shelter is only one of the services the mission provides to the community they also have a women's shelter, thrift store, ROC ( a free service of items to families), and a recovery home for women.

At Catholic Community Services we heard from a board member and from Jim
Seymore on how they are serving the community through their Forever Homes for foster care and he also shared some details of their Fostering Hope program. A couple quotes from Jim = "Never do anything for someone they can do for themselves" and we either "transform pain or transmit pain" .

At Garten (German for Garden) we had our watches examined and received and thumbs up or down and one watch received high honors. Some also received hugs and we enjoyed a song by the employees. We also saw the "wow" factor of all that materials that they are involved in recycling.

At the KROC center of the Salvation Army we enjoyed a delicious lunch and tour of the facility and participated in a "Speed Dating" exercise with many non-profits form the Salem Keizer and beyond. While we were eating we had our hearts touched by the video from Marion Polk Food.

We then traveled to the Salem Outreach Shelter for a tour before returning to the Chamber for a word from Denise of United Way and our debrief by Mike McLaran.

It was a good day and our heads were spinning with all the information that we received and experienced. Thank you Chamber for opening our eyes to another area of our community that is making a difference by serving others.
Comment by Mary Louise VanNatta on April 14, 2010 at 6:54pm
Tuesday is going to be great....have you finished your community adventures!
Comment by Steve schellenberg on March 17, 2010 at 6:42pm
Well, yesterday was Government Day…
When I started Leadership Salem last fall and found out we would be spending the day doing all things government, this day ranked pretty low on the “can’t wait to do” list. The idea of talking with politicians, about all the inner government workings. Boy… that sounds like fun.
As with most things in life, things change. Today was a fascinating day. Starting the day with a mock presentation to the city council was a great leaning moment. Their feedback on our presentations provided great insight that we can use for future presentations. The call to action from Anna Peterson was very inspiring. The conversation with Supreme Justice De Muniz shed some real insight in what I would imagine is a grossly overlooked issue that, if not dealt with, could cause some real problems in the not very distant future. The panel interviews with Representatives Cameron and Clem, Senator Winters, and Governors senior staff members Danny Santos and Ray Naff provided insight that you just can’t get every day. All real eye openers.
Overall, today ranks very high on my list of “great days”. Never ever thought I’d say that about anything government related.
All the previous Leadership Salem days, history, natural resources, education, etc, has had a common thread. Everything we do, and how we do it is directly related to some government policy, procedure or funding. Daily actions are influenced by people who are active in all areas of government. And when I say government, it’s not just elected officials, its local club presidents, non-profit board members, and law abiding citizens. Just because they don’t get paid by taxpayer dollars, their actions are governed by the rules we have. Some say we have too much government, but really we are all government in some form. Some are in the direct spotlight with titles and everything, some are not.

It's time for a new way to think about "government"
Comment by Susan G Moore on January 27, 2010 at 8:56am
Good Morning Leadership 2011!! I want to share my experience with all of you. Last Friday night I had the opportunity to go on a ride around with the Salem Police. I think this experience is deffently in the top ten highlights of my whole life!! I have always had great respect for our Salem Police Department, now it is tremendous. I went with Sergent Dennis Keena from 4:00 pm until 1:00 AM around South Salem. He showed me the trouble spots that they check on a dailey basis and took the time to explain everything. These people really do know how to multitask. Around 10:00 a flash came across his computer and he told me to HOLD ON. We did a u turn on South Commercial and headed south to Kuebler going at least 80 miles per hour. We responded to a rollover accident involving 5 people. After we reached the street and he secured the accident with the fire department I was able to be right at his side as everything unfolded. There was a 15 year old boy that was severly injured and transported to the hospital. Since he was the officer in charge we also went to the ER. I was able to see what actually happens during a mager event. The boy ended up at OHSU with a life flight. I haven't heard how he is doing.
I do hope you all willl get to share in an experence like I had. Sue
Comment by Leslie on January 14, 2010 at 11:02am
Exciting news....our group is meeting today to go over some fabulous ideas on why companies should support Leadership Salem. The list of why is very very long...but can be summed up easily in a simple WHY NOT! Looking forward to filming our commercial next week and sharing our personal reasons as to why every company should support Leadership Salem. Stay Tuned~
Comment by Steve schellenberg on December 31, 2009 at 7:05am
I try to take some time at the end of each year and think about what took place over the last 12 months. How it affected me both personally, and globally. It was a very busy year, many hot topics are being discussed that will shape the world as we know it.

We started the year with a new president. That job came with a lot of problems on opening day. Big Auto was crashing down, financial companies on the brink of insolvency, theft, fraud, ponzi schemes, problems with healthcare, national debt, reliance on foreign oil, and the list goes on and on.

Where does one start to tackle all these issues? The jury is out on what mark Obama will eventually leave on this country, but whether I agree with his ideas or not, I have to give credit to him for tackling many politically unpopular issues that most politicians are frankly not willing to do for fear of losing voters. We need more of that, even if we don’t like it.

Some say that this mess was all caused by the greedy bankers on Wall Street, or the corrupt politicians, or our poor monetary policy? Who else can I throw under the bus? In reality, the blame belongs on our own shoulders. We vote the politicians in. As stockholders, we allow the huge bonuses. As consumers we buy their products even though they are most likely not made here. At the end of the day it is so much easier to say “I’m just one person, what can I really do?” We just sit around and complain about it. Maybe throw money at it so we can feel better about doing our part. I used to be content with that… I chose to walk away from conversations with opposing views just to not upset anyone. Unfortunately, I’ve found more often than not, when pressed, those who speak loudest, tend to know less than they should… I hope to change that going forward in 2010

As a participant in the Leadership Salem class, I have experienced things I never thought I would. I look around at my class mates. I see their sincere willingness to learn, share ideas, to experience, there really are passionate natural leaders in this group. Leaders can we become targets, and more often than not it’s a thankless job. But for whatever reason, it’s a role we want.

We as a Nation, State, Community, and as individuals face some very tough challenges in the years ahead. What we do (or don’t do) will shape the world we live in. I am personally very excited about this year. We actually have the ability to shape the change that is knocking at our door.

Doing what others say can’t be done has always motivated me, I guess I have a lot of motivation this year.

I wish all a happy New Year and a great 2010!!
Comment by Susan G Moore on December 28, 2009 at 7:35am
Thank you Kathy for your insight. I also came away with a different prospective. We as leadersneed need to think about our preconcieved ideas. It will be my goal this next yer to work on that aspect more that ever. Thanks again for your thoughts. Sue

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