Free Luncheon Next Thursday (Members Only)
                                                                                                                                       October 2011
In This Issue
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New Member: Katerina de Metz
President's Letter
Portlandia Cookbooks!
November After Hours
Mission Statement

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

Board Members

Theresa Gahagan
Mary Golden
Rhonda Martini
Kim Megorden

Samantha Phenix
Joan Riley
Kristin Schuchman 

Dr. Christie Winkelman  

Board meetings
4th Thurs 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., Nov. 3
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave/ 30th flr   11:30am - 1:30pm
Annual Meeting
Members Only 
Cost: FREE
 Register Here
After October 31, only beverage service available, first come
first serve.    

Save the Date!


Nov. 3 Annual Members Monthly Luncheon 
Nov. 17 After Hours, Benson Hotel


Member Birthdays      



10/3 Cheryl Brendle 
10/11 Samantha Phenix 
10/23 Grace Antares

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Join us in welcoming Katerina de Metz to Portlandia. Christine is a personal leadership and development coach. Along with being a trained life coach, she has a masters in physics and a masters in biomedical engineering. Welcome, Katerina!   


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2011 Annual Meeting
Next Luncheon is Free for Portlandia Members

Help us determine our vision for the year ahead. Join us for the end of the year business mtg & vote of 2011 slate of officers & directors. This luncheon is free and is for members only. (Great reason to join, right?) 


October Luncheon  

Thurs., November 3

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



Warm Spinach Salad
Asiago Crusted Chicken Breast
New York Style Cheesecake
Vegetarian Alternate: Fennel, Thyme Roasted Vegetable Cannelloni 
Register here  before October 31 to secure your seat! (Cost: FREE) After October 31, only Beverage Service is available, first come first serve.    
marilyn maysPresident's Letter
October 2011  



On behalf of our board of directors, I want to share some important changes that will strengthen and help grow our club as we enter our 25th year.

At our July meeting the board voted to revise the term policy for board members and officers, effective January 2012.


  • Extend the terms of officers from one to two years.
  • Stagger the tenure for officers so that not all officers are new at one time. To accomplish this the 2012 president and vice president will fill their roles for one year. The 2012 secretary and treasurer will hold their position for two years. Beginning in 2013, all officers will serve a two-year term.
  • Allow board members the option to renew their two-year terms for another two years.
  • The board believes these changes will assure that our officers and board members have the knowledge, experience and expertise to perform their jobs more effectively. At the same time, incoming officers will have the opportunity to train in their new role.

We are continuing to make other improvements to our "operating system," which I will share will you in the coming weeks.

Our Board of Directors is looking forward to our annual meeting and the board planning retreat in November. We are very excited about the increased potential for stability and growth we believe will exist with the new structure. 


Marilyn Mays
President 2011

Cookbooks Only $10!
Add some flavor to your life with the
Portlandia Cookbook   
The Portlandia Cookbook is a stunning collection of delectable recipes from Portlandia's own members. Only $10 each, this book will bring the magic of Portlandia to your kitchen. Buy two, get one free along with 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

After Hours  

November 17!

Co-Ed Networking Event  

Portlandia's After Hours

are a fabulous, informal way to meet other professionals.


Portlandia After Hours    

Benson Hotel

309 SW Broadway    

Thurs., November 17

6 - 8 p.m.

$15 for general public, $12 for members
$5 valet parking (if you mention Portlandia)
Light appetizers, no-host bar 

Register Here by Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.     

The public is invited to attend this mixer at the Benson Hotel and take advantage of meeting & networking with other professionals and business owners.     


This is a co-ed event, so everyone is welcome.  


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!