News from Portlandia Inc.
July 2010
Portlandia Club Inc Newsletter
Better Together
In This Issue
President's Message
July Monthly Luncheon
networking Derby
July After Hours Event
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
 July Birthdays:
Teresa Rodden 7/1
Linnea Osterberg 7/8
Mary Petrajanos  7/9
Joan Riley 7/13
Rhonda Martini 7/26
Sally Stevens  7/28

Beth Freeman 8/8
Mary Golden 8/9
Barb Attridge 8/12
Kim Megorden 8/16
Dana Layon 8/15
Alicia Adair 8/31
 Save the Date!
July 15th  Portlandia After Hours- Benson Hotel
 August 14th Family picnic at Oaks Park 1-5pm
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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 August 3rd, to secure your seat!
                         President's Letter
  Our speaker yesterday was amazing!  The paradigm shift she explained that is happening worldwide, allowing women's and children's voices to be heard - really heard through mass media, brought me to tears.  They were tears for joy and what she's done to make it all possible.  We will one day soon not have to cry for the sins and cruelties forced upon women and children in our world, but hear of their strengths, love and stories of success - and all because of Jensine Larsen!  
I felt so blessed to hear her story and vision.  She is such a passionate social entrepreneur and leader with her finger on the pulse of women's and children's issues worldwide.  I was so moved by her dedication to change the world through communication, I've already signed up for emails.  I'm also going to become a member of World Pulse - for the magazine.  They have a two-for-one offer right now - $30 for you and a friend to join.  I'll be getting her magazine delivered soon, which I know will only be the beginning of my support!  Next, I'll have to get on Pulse Wire and encourage some women around the world. 
Thank you, Jensine!

Edrie Bizak


 President 2010



 Portlandia Luncheon 
 Networking Derby!
 August 5th
 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
Soup, Salad & Sandwich buffet 
RSVP at before 8/3.
Members must log-in to RSVP. Contact Gloria for website

Networking Derby

               Is your business slower this summer than last?  Are you out of good business contacts? No money to take a vacation? Then you'll want to join us for the popular networking Derby on August 5th!
Plan to bring lots of business cards and be prepared to  hob nob with the most professional & interesting women in Portland.  Make business contacts & friends for life!
 We'll look forward to meeting you!

 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.    
  Scoops For Scholarships 
Scoops for Scholarships was a rousing success. It looks like we made about $2,500.00 for our scholarship program, while having a great time at the festival! The weather was gorgeous, the music fantastic - a good time was had by all!

We want to thank our all-volunteer staff who so generously gave of their time & resources.  Pat yourselves on the back!
Thanks to your hard work and dedication, we will be sending women to school with our scholarships again this year. We couldn't have done it without you!!!

Co-Chairs Kim Megorden, Cheryl Vick & Mary Golden

             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

  Mary McGill is a professional counselor and area coordinator for Way of the Heart Training.  You may contact Mary and learn more about the work she does in her business, Hearts Call, at

Rhonda Martini is nail artist who pampers women's hands and feet.  You may learn more about Rhonda's business, Rhonda Martini Nail Artistry, by contacting her at

Teresa Rodden is a Life Recovery Coach through her business A Woman Divine.  To connect with Teresa, email her at

Sally Stevens, LCSW, is a clinical social worker specializing in depression, anxiety, and loss, especially as it relates to aging, working with individuals and families.  You may contact Sally at

We are so glad to have you!!