News from Portlandia Inc.
September 2010
Portlandia Club Inc Newsletter
In This Issue
President's Message
October Monthly Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker
Sept After Hours Event
New Member Reception
New Members Bios
Support Girl Scouts!
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
September Birthdays:

Diane Freaney 9/15
Christine Green  9/15
Christy Stewart  9/23
Virginia Rubin  9/29
October Birthdays:
Barbara Murphy  10/3
Julie Stoltz    10/15

 Save the Date!
 September 16th
After Hours, Benson Hotel 
5:30- 8:00pm
September 29th
Greeters Wine Reception
Forest Hts Design Studio
September 29th
Girl Scouts Benefit Luncheon
October 5th
New Member Reception
Forest Hts Design Studio
5:30- 8:00
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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 Oct 4th,to secure your seat!
                         President's Letter
    September is one of my favorite months, so I planned my wedding for it - on the 14th we celebrate 19 years! My flowers are still thriving, the birds are still all around, football and tailgating soon start (GO Ducks & Grizzlies!), the days are getting cooler, leaves and sunsets become fiery orange, and larger moons linger. It's just hard to beat this time of year. 
  My tomatoes and peppers are in bounty, so it's fresh salsa time. Nothing better than homemade salsa on everything! Check out my recipe for it in our new cookbook fundraiser. It is, as you'll find, "da bomb"!
And, one final reminder from me - get your recipes in this week! Our cut off date to the publisher is the 12th of this month! Please let Judi Jones or myself know if you've not received the email link and log-in. We truly are inspired to assist Itafari and World Pulse with the proceeds from this fundraiser!
  I'm looking forward to the After Hours event on the 16th at The Benson Hotel, but looking more forward to the beach retreat the next day! The house this year looks fantastic and I can't wait for all the great food and conversations we'll have together. Make sure to enter the recipe for what you're bringing to the beach for Friday night's dinner in our cookbook! 
 Let's Connect, Collaborate, Contribute - and Cook!    

Edrie Bizak

 President 2010

 Portlandia Luncheon 
October 7th 
                                       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:  Classic Romaine Caesar Salad
Classic Romaine Caesar Salad (VEGETARIAN option will sub blue cheese vinegarette for Caesar dressing)
Entree:  Miso Glazed Salmon
Sweet Corn Risotto (VEGETARIAN option)
Dessert:  Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Rolls and Butter Service

RSVP at before 10/4.
Members must log-in to RSVP. Contact Gloria for website

Luncheon Speaker   

              IF SHE CAN DO IT, SO CAN WE

It certainly wasn't easy for a woman to break into sports broadcasting 20 years ago - let alone succeed and make it - as they say - to the majors.
But Ann Schatz hurdled through traditional biases to become a national sports broadcaster, with access to the likes of Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordon and Mia Hamm.
Ann is also widely known as an accomplished inspirational speaker, challenging audiences to confront the status quo to achieve breakthrough results in their personal and professional lives. Ann is an excellent storyteller with a keen sense of humor. Hear her

 Portlandia Business AfterHours 

                               Thurs September 16th                       
                                  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, Sept 14th at   You can pre-pay online when you register (preferred) or pay with cash or check (only) at the door.    

New Member Reception

                 When: Tues Oct 5th
                                       5:30 pm - 8:00pm
                     Where: Forest Heights Design Studio
                                2061 NW Miller Rd / Portland, Or
                                503-705-9796- Susan
                     Why: To meet our fabulous new members!
 This fun event is hosted by Portlandia Club, for members only. Appetizer buffet & beverages provided.
Please RSVP

Newest Members 

Kristin Schuchman is a marketing consultant, writer and graphic designer working in website design, e-newsletters, fundraising and public relations.  You can contact her at

Samantha Phenix is in management at Barco, a local R&D facility.  You may contact Samantha at
Erin Kavaney is in outside sales for Convergence Networks, providing IT support to companies. You can contact Erin at
We are thrilled to welcome them to Portlandia!

Support Your Girl Scouts

Join us for Annual Luncheons across the council in celebration and support of Girl Scouts. All luncheons start promptly at noon and will run exactly one hour. A social hour preceding the lunch begins at 11:00 a.m.

Event Tickets
Single Ticket                                                $50
Reserved Table - Portland                       $500 (seats 10)
Reserved Table - Bend or Eugene         $400 (seats 8)

Support Girls in Your Community
All proceeds raised are for financial assistance. This ensures that every interested girl in our council has the ability to participate in Girl Scouting regardless of financial circumstances. Last year, nearly 6,000 Girl Scouts in our council benefitted from financial assistance. If you will be unable to attend a luncheon event but wish to support Girl Scouts in your community, visit our Support Us page to learn about ways to contribute.
Sponsor the Luncheons!
If you or your company would be intersted in sponsoring the 2010 Annual Luncheons, please contact Judy Lawrence at jlawrence@girlscoutsosw.orgor (503) 977-6807. Thank you for your support!