Joan Cameron Encourages You to "Get Your Woman On!"
                                                                                                                                           March 2011
In This Issue
Portlandia Cookbooks
Join Portlandia!
Dress for Success Event!
President's Letter
After Hours Mixer
Update Your Info

Join Our Mailing List

Board Officers
President  Marilyn Mays
Vice Pres. Janis Collins 
Secretary Kathie England
Treasurer Dr. Christie Winkelman
Past Pres. Edrie Bizak
Historian Christine Green  

Board Members

Joan Riley
Susan Adams-Messmer
Janis Collins

Kim Megorden

Theresa Gahagan

Rhonda Martini

Mary Golden

Samantha Phenix

Board meetings
4th Tues of each month
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Brightfield Village Condominiums
Recreation Room
(Hall Blvd. across from Washington Square)
Portland, OR

Monthly Luncheon
Thurs., Apr. 7
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave/ 30th flr  
11:30am - 1:30pm

(See Upper Right for Details) 
lunch $25 members, $35 guests;
(beverage service only -  $10 members, $15 guests)  
After Apr. 4, only beverage service available, first come
first serve. Register Here  

After Hours Mixer  

Thurs., Mar. 15

Hotel 50 
50 SW Morrison
members $12/guests $15
Register Here

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Ingredients for Success
Let the Portlandia Cookbook Put a Little Spice in Your Life!   

The Portlandia Cookbooks are $20 each and for every two you purchase, you also get a reuseable Portlandia shopping bag.  Pay with cash or make checks payable to Portlandia Club. 


You can purchase and pick them up at our next luncheon or at the following member retail locations:


Forest Heights Design Studio

2061 Northwest Miller Road

Portland, OR 97229


Open Weekdays 10am-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm  

Dipinto a Mano

425 2nd St., Suite A100

Lake Oswego, OR  97034


Open Tues-Thurs 11am-6pm; Fri 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm-5pm  

Hair Color Salon Dirk

1517 SW Sunset Blvd.

Portland, OR  97239


Open Sun 12pm-5pm; Tues 9am-5pm; Thurs 9am-6pm; Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm


Thank you, Susan, Linda and JoAnna for helping in the sale and distribution of them! 


If you would rather order online with a debit or credit card and have them shipped, you can do so at


Join Portlandia

If you would like to find more about becoming a member of Portlandia, find out more here.



Can Your Beliefs Change Your Life?

with Joan Cameron

Joan thrives on getting the best out of herself and helping others do the same.


Joan Cameron thinks they can. 

Joan - our April 7 luncheon speaker - is the founder of Your Beliefs Matter, a self-
empowerment training company.  Her mission is to help people discover who they are, live to their highest potential and share their gifts with the world.


The former Hewlett-Packard executive has clients in more than 20 countries and is a collaborative author in the new book, Get Your Woman On. 


She is also active in international humanitarian projects, including work at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Guatemala, the prison system in New Zealand and a girl's orphanage in Nicaragua. 


Women from our Dress for Success mentee program will be our special guests at this luncheon.


April Luncheon 

Thurs., Apr. 7

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave.
30th Floor/Jefferson Room  


Warm Spinach Salad, Lemongrass Soy Garlic Beef Bowl, Devils Food Chocolate Torte

Vegetarian:  Grilled Vegetable Sandwich  


Register here before April 4 to secure your seat! (Lunch, $25 Members, $35 Guests; Beverage Service Only, $10 Members, $15 Guests) After February April 4, only Beverage Service is available, first come first serve.  



A Seat-at-the-Table


On Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center 20 Portlandia members will have a Seat-at-the-Table for the 12th Annual Celebrate Success Benefit Auction and Fashion Show to support Dress for Success Oregon.  Those who attended last year enjoyed a fabulous evening!


Will you be in one of those 20 seats?


Portlandia is purchasing two tables at this event as a Patron Sponsor.  15 members have already signed up for their seat at a cost of $30 which will be an added donation to Dress for Success.


You could be the winner of one of the remaining 5 seats.  If you recruit a new member to Portlandia by our luncheon on April 7, your name will be dropped into the hat for a drawing of these last 5 seats.  Two names will be drawn at our March 3 luncheon if any new members have been recruited by that date.


Email or call Kathie England at or 503-531-9466 if you'd like to be on the waiting list for one of the seats.



Dining Out for a Year - Silent Auction Package for Celebrate Success

Portlandia members can also contribute to a silent auction package for Celebrate Success by making donations for the purchase of gift certificates to some of Portland's great restaurants.Some lucky bidder will win a basket of gift certificates to our finest restaurants and Portlandia will be named as the sponsor of this gift.


Harmony George generously donated her winnings from the 50/50 drawing at our luncheon on February 10.  New member Susan Schwarz and Sandra Swayze have already written checks.Kate Eskew and Kristin Schuchman have pledged donations.JoAnna Dirk has pledged to solicit gift certificates from OBA and Salvador Molly's Restaurant. 


Bring your donations to our luncheons on March 3 or April 7 to Kathie England.Please make checks payable to Portlandia Club, Inc.Your can also email or call Kathie England at or 503-531-9466 to let her know you'll be making a donation.


marilyn maysPresident's Letter
March 2011  

I came away from the March luncheon with a new sense about the power of the story of my own life. Karen Howells graciously shared her compelling story with us and encouraged all of us to see our lives as a story. I am so thankful for the opportunity to feel renewed each month at our luncheons through the speakers, to meet new and interesting professional women, and to know that as a club we intend to give more than $10,000.00 to community groups again this year.


Next month Joan Cameron, founder of Beliefs Matter, will help us understand how to challenge our own limiting beliefs. Our mentees will be joining us for the luncheon. We will also continue the new table round robin, giving us all a chance to network with guests and new and long term members. In May, Former Governor Barbara Roberts will share her story as a pioneering female politician right here in Oregon. 


I invite you all to make Portlandia a part of your story this spring and join us for lunch, after hours, and more. Be uplifted, entertained, and make some new friends! Connect, Collaborate, and Contribute!


Marilyn Mays
President 2011

A Night to Remember    

Break out your business cards and prepare to work the room! Our next After Hours Mixer is on Thurs., Mar. 15 at 5:30pm at the Hotel 50 (50 SW Morrison).


After Hours Mixers are a great way to meet Portlandia members in a casual, relaxed setting.  


Members $12/Guests $15  

Register Here 



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In an effort to ensure that we can contact each other & that Portlandia Club can get messages to members about monthly events & important news, please send your name, business, mailing address, email address & preferred phone number to:


Kim Megorden at   

 You are responsible for making sure the information about you on the website is correct. Please double check your listing to ensure that it is accurate.   

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