Speed Networking Derby Coming Up June 2!
                                                                                                                                                    May 2011
In This Issue
Article Headline
Newest Members
Update Your Info
President's Letter
Portlandia Cookbooks!
Grand Floral Walk
Mission Statement

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., June 2
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave/ 30th flr   11:30am - 1:30pm
(Speed Networking Derby) 
lunch $25 members, $35 guests;
bev svc only $10 members,
$15 guests
 Register Here 
After May 30, only beverage service available, first come
first serve.   
Member Birthdays
Jo Ann Gallo 2
Janis Collins 13
Kristin Schuchman 18
Victoria Trabosh 31

Cheryl Vick 9
Linda Sirianni 14
Kay Herr 16
Christie Winkelman 23
Jean Silver 24
Maggy Henry 24  

Save the Date!


June 11  Grand Floral Walk in Rose Festival Parade
(Members Family and Friends Event)

July 7  Monthly Luncheon (Speed Networking Derby!)     

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Newest Members

Hannah Johnson
works for Washington Trust Bank (Financial Services)



Pamela Sky Jeanne is a naturopathic physician and owner of Natural Medicine Works.  


Maggy Henry is an interior designer with her own company, Maggy Henry Interior Designs.  


Marcia Metroke works for US Bank (Personal Relationships).


Colleen Bourassa is a distributor of anti-aging products for Nu Skin.



Update Your
Info Please!


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 jmkmeg@gmail.com

 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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Hoping to meet more of your fellow Portlandians? Good news! Our next luncheon is a Speed Networking Derby coming up on Thursday, June 2.  

Portlandia's Speed Networking Derbies make networking a relaxed, enjoyable experience and are the best way to find out more about your fellow Portlandian's businesses.


"80% of success  

is showing up."

 - Woody Allen   


Speed Networking Derby

Thurs., June 2

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



Apple, Hazelnut & Gorgonzola Salad
Old Fashion Yukon Gold Potato Salad
Make your own Sandwich

Speed Networking Derbies are held four times throughout the year and give guests the chance to learn about each other's businesses. Despite the name, the interactions do not feel rushed or superficial and provide the opportunity to make meaningful connections. 


Register here before May 30 to secure your seat! (Lunch, $25 Members, $35 Guests; Beverage Service Only, $10 Members, $15 Guests) After May 30, only Beverage Service is available, first come first serve.
marilyn maysPresident's Letter
May 2011  


We all know that we prefer doing business with people we know, like, and trust. If you are new to Portlandia you may be wondering how you get to know other members and find your way to a level of trust and the opportunity to work with each other. 



I think participating as a volunteer on committees is the best way to get to know other members.  Yes, going to the beach together definitely helps you know each other away from work, but I think volunteering together gives you a better sense of how you feel about someones work.  Portlandia lives through our volunteers.  And yes, this is a pitch to get you involved in the club, in the many opportunities to volunteer that exist.


Right now we have a need for a coordinator for the greeters and for additional greeters.  This is a truly great way to get to know other members while helping Portlandia stand out as the premiere club in how we meet and greet our guests. 


The other big volunteer opportunity right now is to assist with luncheon and after hours registrations.  Of course you need to be congenial and able to pay attention to detail;  I can't think of a better way to meet the membership than being in front of them as either a greeter or helping them get registered for an event.


If you are able to join us in volunteering for one of these positions, please contact Christine Green at 503-281-6301 or email her at revgreen@sacredheartministries.org.


Thank you in advance for getting involved.


Marilyn Mays
President 2011


A Tasteful Gift Idea: Spice Up Someone's Life with the Portlandia Cookbook   
The Portlandia Cookbooks a delicious concoction of mouth-watering recipes from Portlandia's own members. At $20 each, they are a steal. 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 the following member retail locations:


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 www.portlandia.org.


Grand Floral Walk
in Rose Festival Parade   


Portlandia Members, walk with us in the Rose Festival Parade on June 11 and invite your family and friends to join us!


Grand Floral Walk in Rose Festival Parade 

Saturday, June 11
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Memorial Coliseum   

Members $16 (Proceeds Benefit Dougy Center 

Register Here


Mission Statement

Portlandia Club provides services and opportunities that enhance members' professional and personal lives. The club has an open membership policy, an active mentorship program and a commitment to community service. We provide scholarships and funds to help women and children who need a hand up. Please join us!