President Janis Collins
Vice Pres. Kim Megorden
Secretary Mary Golden
Treasurer Julia Fitzgerald
Past President Marilyn Mays
Historian Edrie Bizak
4th Thurs of each month
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
(Small Conference Room)
12375 SW 5th Ave.
Thurs., Jan. 5
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave/ 30th flr 11:30am - 1:30pm
$35 Members, $25 Guests
After January 2, only beverage service available, first come
Save the Date!
Feb. 2 February Luncheon
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Join us in welcoming five new members to Portlandia.
Kate Bodin is an educational consultant with a BFA in Visual Arts and a MEd in Creative Arts and Learning.
Karen Mathieson of Serendipity Communications is a coach and presenter for professional speaking, writing and interpersonal skills development.
Erica Risberg of Voices by Erica provides professional voice over talent and has a Ph.D. from the University of Maine.
Janet Sandefur is a finance manager with a business degree from Washington State University.
Lori Louis is a sales manager for Allison Spa & Inn with a bachelor's in hotel, restaurant & tourism management.
Start the New Year Right with the Author of 1000 Mitzvahs
Her life was going along at its usual breakneck pace in her roles as mother, wife and entrepreneur until 2006.That's the year Portland author Linda Cohen's father passed away, bringing her life to a screeching halt, due in part to the nature of their relationship.As a way to come to terms with her grief, she decided to take a spiritual sabbatical and came out of it resolved to embark upon a project: perform one thousand acts of kindness, "mitzvahs," to honor her father's memory. Linda says that performing the mitzvahs turned out to be exactly what she needed to move from grief to inspiration while helping to honor her father's memory.
Linda decided to share her stories and discoveries so she put them into a book, 1000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change your Life, which was recently published. More than a touching story of a daughter's love for her father, 1,000 Mitzvahs is a testament to the transformational power of kindness, and a call to action for those who would like to follow in Cohen's footsteps with their own mitzvahs, large or small.
To hear more of Linda's inspiring story and the part that Portlandia Club played in it, be sure to attend our January 5th luncheon. Reserve your place by signing up now at the Portlandia website www.portlandia.org.
Linda Cohen's book 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life shares her two-and-a-half-year journey from sorrow to inspiration through simple daily acts of kindness.
Speaker: Linda Cohen
Author of 1000 Mitzvahs
Thurs., January 5
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave.
30th Floor/Jefferson Room
Potato Leak SoupW
Apple Salad with Chicken
Brulee Seasonal Vegetarian Risotto
Register here before January 2 to secure your seat! (Cost: (Lunch, $25 Members, $35 Guests; Beverage Service Only, $10 Members, $15 Guests) After January 2, only Beverage Service is available, first come first serve.
Ancient Romans dedicated the beginning of the new year to Janus, the God of Beginnings, whose dual faces allowed him to look both forward and backward at the same time.
The Romans understood the benefit of being able to clearly assess the past as one transitions into the future.
Portlandia's Board of Directors borrowed some of that ancient insight as they forged our strategic plan for the coming year.
Remember the annual luncheon meeting in November? We were serious when we asked you all those questions about your purpose in joining the club and what you thought were the most pressing issues. We really listened.
Your feedback laid the groundwork for a planning session later that month that resulted in a detailed strategic plan.
You told us your purpose in being part of Portlandia fell into four categories: Business, Social/Friendship, Contribution and Enrichment.
You also told us that you'd like the club to focus on the following issues:
- Improved communication and transparency;
- Membership: recruitment and retention; and
- More membership involvement in teams (formerly known as committees).
Prominent items on our agenda are revamping the website, offering a payment plan for membership dues and providing more opportunities to promote your business.
Like the ancient deity, your board of directors is looking forward to the coming year. And thanks to your thoughtful feedback we are able to forge ahead with insight. I am proud and excited to be president of such a dynamic group of women and am certain that our 25th year will be our best ever.
Look for a summary of the Strategic Plan for 2012 in an upcoming email; copies will be available at our January luncheon also.
Cookbooks Only $10!
Portlandia Cookbook: A Tastefully Festive Gift Choice
The Portlandia Cookbook is a delicious collection of 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
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!