News from Portlandia Inc.
June 2010
Portlandia Club Inc Newsletter
Better Together
In This Issue
President's Message
July Monthly Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker
July After Hours Event
New member reception
Scoops for Scholarships
New Marketing Opportunities
New Members Bios
Board Officers

President  Edrie Bizak

Vice Pres. Marilyn Mays 
Secretary Kathie England
Treasurer Christie Winkelman/Diane Freaney
Past Pres. Christine Green
Historian Judi Jones
 Joan Riley
Gloria Nussbaum
Susan Adams-Messmer
Janis Collins
Kim Megorden
Board meetings
4th Tues of each month
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Insights to Health
Village Offices
2929 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, Or 97219

Monthly Luncheon
     Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th ave/ 30th flr
members $25/guests $35
1st Thurs of every month
 Member Birthdays
 June birthdays:
Cheryl Vick 9th
Patricia Martin  10th
Linda Sirianni 14th
Kay Herr  16th
Christie Winkelman 23rd
Jean Silver 24th
July Birthdays:
Linnea Osterberg 8th
Mary Petojanos 9th
Joan Riley 13th
 Save the Date!
June 23 New Member Reception -Tigard Chamber
June 25-27th Scoops For Scholarships- LO Festival of the Arts
July 15th  Portlandia After Hours- Benson Hotel
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 Bring a friend and join us for lunch at The Portland City Grill.  Enjoy wonderful food & views,30 stories above our beautiful city!
RSVP before July 6th, to secure your seat!
                         President's Letter
 We have been so busy with our preparations for our Scoops for Scholarships fund raiser coming up on Friday the 25th through Sunday the 27th at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts this past month!  It's amazing to me how we can collectively pull together to carry out our mission.  Members (and their spouses, friends or relatives!) are signed up to work our booth.  Pam Mason has also done an excellent job again of coordinating volunteers from PWG to take shifts.
For those that can't scoop or direct traffic to our booth for a shift or two that weekend, financially supporting the event to help underwrite costs is an option. 
I'd like to shout out a huge thank you to those that donated at the luncheon last week during Kim's call to action!  If you missed out and would like to participate in this way by donating to the event, please contact me.  We're able to take cash, checks and even debit or credit cards via our web site (click on the "Make a Donation" link - upper right side).  Your contributions are completely tax deductible too.
Thank you all in advance for your support of this annual club fund raiser.  It will officially be summer on the
21st, so we can hope for sunny warm weather.  But, if we could all just do a little "sun dance" in a couple of weeks, we'll be all set for sure for raising another record amount!    

Edrie Bizak


 President 2010



 Portlandia Luncheon   
 July 8th
 Please join us!
11:30 - 1:30 pm
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave, Portland
30th floor/ Jefferson Room 
$25 members/ $35 guests
$15 coffee only
Starter:  Soup of the Day
Cherry Tomato Buffalo Mozzarella Skewers (for those with VEGETARIAN option)
Entree:  Asian Chicken Salad
Asian Chicken Salad - VEGETARIAN option is without chicken
Dessert:  Chocolate Macadamia Brittle Torte
Rolls & Butter Service
RSVP at before 7/6.
Members must log-in to RSVP. Contact Gloria for website

Luncheon Speaker

               Giving Women an International Voice
Jensine Larsen discovered the power of female leadership while she was a young journalist in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  It was women, she witnessed, who took the lead in overcoming the horrors of genocide.
In 2003, at age 28, Larsen founded World Pulse - a nonprofit media organization - to give women the voice and power to create positive change in the world.
The result: WorldPulse an award-winning magazine and PulseWire, an interactive community newswire to enable women worldwide to speak out to help solve global problems.
On July 8, Larsen will explain how she had the vision and the tenacity to set up a unique  media outlet and how we all can learn from her experience.


 Portlandia Business AfterHours 

                               Thursday, July15th                         
                                  5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
                                   The Benson Hotel
  The public is invited to attend. Improve your networking skills, expand your contacts and get support from other professional women.  Bring lots of Business cards!
PRICE: $15 for non-members
                                      $12 for Portlandia members

Delicious Light Appetizers included. 
No Host Bar: May pay by cash or debit/credit card 
$5 discounted Valet Parking available at the Hotel.
 (Please tip your valet!)

RSVP/Register no later than Tuesday, July13th at   You can pre-pay online when you register (preferred) or pay with cash or check (only) at the door.    

New Member Reception

July 23rd, 2010   

5:30 -7:45 pm
      Tigard Chamber of Commerce
12345 SW Main St 
Tigard, Or 
 This fun event is open to all new members who have never attended , as well as any current members.  It is a great way to meet your fellow club members on a more personal level & hear each others stories.
 A light buffet supper & beverages will be served.  Put this on your calendar!
  Scoops For Scholarships 

We are gearing up for the annual Scoops For Scholarships event at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts on June 25, 26 & 27.  



 Tell your friends! Bring your families! It IS a fabulous art show, with music and food. Don't forget to remind people to support our booth with a purchase of delicious ice cream! 


All proceeds from this event go to our Dress For Success scholarship program. Last year we were able to raise almost $3,500.00 - JUST SCOOPING ICE CREAM! For more info, contact Kim Megorden

             New Marketing Opportunties    

We have two exciting new ways for you as a Portlandia member to increase your visibility to our members and to also support our organization. This is an introductory offer for 2010. Registration begins April 5, 2010.
Luncheon Sponsor
Sponsor a lunch and have an extra benefit of promoting your business by making a special announcement, distributing flyers, name recognition on website and more.One sponsor per lunch beginning May 2010. Fee: $75
Business Sponsor
Become a business sponsor and your name is acknowledged at all Portlandia events, your logo on website, Facebook, etc. Available June through December. Fee: $300
For more details and to register, contact
Christine Green, 503-281-6301


Newest Members

 We are proud to welcome these 4 impressive women to Portlandia club:
 Sandra Swayze, Blessing of the Spirit.  Sandra ia a reconnective energy healer, helping individuals release emotional, physical & spiritual blocks.
 Victoria Trabosh, Executive coach, international speaker & philanthropist.  Victoria coaches execs & entrepreneurs in both business & life.
 Barbara Blackstone, consultant/instructor in issues related to conflict management & negotiation. Barbara also serves as a mediator in small claims court.
JoAnn Gallo, is a wine consultant/ representative.  With a strong interest in Italian culture, Jo Ann hopes to cultivate an appreciation of wine amoung her clients through her company "Off The Vine".
Please introduce yourselves to them at the next event.