Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Mar
14
2017
BRAVO – Inspiring Youth through Music

BRAVO – Inspiring Youth through Music

  • Tuesday
    March 14, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Seth Truby

BRAVO Youth Orchestras was launched in 2013 at Rosa Parks School with a mission to transform the lives of underserved youth through intensive orchestral music education.  BRAVO was inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela's national program of social change through music and is Oregon's first program modeled after it.  Four priority schools are served by BRAVO and by 2020 in partnership with Portland Public Schools, it will provide strings, winds and percussion programs to eight schools in the Roosevelt High School cluster.

 

BRAVO brings daily choral and orchestral music instruction to schools that haven't had music education for years.  It currently serves 125 students in after-school programs and another 400 students through in-school programs taught in partnership with PPS teachers.  The students rehearse ten hours or more per week.  Of the more than 40 concerts they present each year, BRAVO's young musicians have performed with the Oregon Symphony under the direction of Carlos Kalmar, with international touring artists like Metales 5 Mexican Brass, and played onstage at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the hip-hop/classical crossover duo Black Violin for an enthusiastic audience of more than 2,000.

 

BRAVO's board, staff, volunteers and hundreds of supporters believe that experiencing the beauty and power of music is a fundamental human right, and that the orchestra is an effective tool for cultivating children's self-esteem and the skills they need to succeed in life: focus, discipline, teamwork, and community service. For more information see www.oregonbravo.org.

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Seth Truby, Executive Director and co-founder of BRAVO Youth Orchestras grew up in a large family in Durham, North Carolina.  He played sandlot football on the wrong side of the tracks and the violin and piano on the other side of the tracks.

 

He won a scholarship to study violin at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and after completion toured the capitals of Europe with an elite orchestra. He attended Oberlin College and Conservatory as a National Merit Scholar.

 

Seth has explored a variety to career options: social worker, carpenter and an accomplished violinmaker.  He was founder and fundraising chair for the Portland Village School, now the city's largest public charter school.  He served as Director of Development and Community Engagement at Chamber Music Northwest.

 

When he initiated BRAVO it brought together many threads of his life and his passion for music and education.  Seth has a firm belief that the beauty of music should be accessible to all.  His enthusiasm and commitment have assisted him in raising more than one million dollars for BRAVO since it began in 2013.

 

Seth, his wife Angela and two daughters enjoy camping, home repair projects, and making music together.

Mar
07
2017
Peace Through Challenge

Peace Through Challenge

  • Tuesday
    March 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Ana Patel

“Sawatdee” is a useful phrase in the Thai language. It means everything from hello, good morning, goodbye, to peace be with you. The phrase goes along with a traditional gesture of putting ones hands together in prayer and bowing the head to acknowledge others. Ana says, “It’s a lovely gesture – one that requires meeting the other person’s eyes and conveying a respect and recognition for each other’s humanity.”

Ana Patel learned the phrase on the second day of her three-month International Rotary Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok last summer where she received a certificate in International Peacebuilding. Ana will share with us her experiences at ‘Chula’ and present her understanding of challenges faced in doing international peacebuilding.

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Ana Cutter Patel brings over 25 years of experience in international peacebuilding, development and human rights to her position of Executive Director of Outward Bound Peacebuilding. Her background spans from building a gravity water system as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural agricultural community in the Dominican Republic; to teaching international conflict issues at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; to training governments and civil society organizations in West Africa on issues related to human rights and the demobilization of ex-combatants.   Her co-edited volume, Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-combatants was published in January 2010. Ana was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she learned how to dance merengue and fell in love with Latin America. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and received a Master’s of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Feb
28
2017
Rising Hope Foundation

Rising Hope Foundation

  • Tuesday
    February 28, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Edidah

Many African children  grow up in circumstances that are hard to survive.  Abject poverty, diseases, illiteracy and a culture that is more often than not hindering especially to a girl child are some of the hurdles one has to survive.

The good news is that a number of young people learn to survive the circumstances and to jump the bridge. One of such success stories is Edidah Mpumwire Tumwebaze.

What does one do to jump the bridge between abject poverty and a decent livelihood?

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Edidah Mpumwire Tumwebaze will return to the club to express her thanks for the club's continued support of the Rising Hope Foundation in Uganda. Thanks to Portland Rotary, 14 poor but exceptional and deserving students are continuing their education. She will share the dramatic impact on these children's lives and inspire us with the great work that is being done by this collaboration of the Rotary Clubs of Portland and Bukoto (Uganda), and the Rising Hope Foundation.

Feb
21
2017
Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings

  • Tuesday
    February 21, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Lou Radja

'Roots and Wings' is a cross-cultural analysis of life experiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Lou will draw on his experiences growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo and now living in America to bring home messages of our interdependence and common humanity. Navigating through the duality of being bi-cultural is an ongoing journey: 'Roots' will focus on history and present situation in Congo and 'Wings' will touch on acclimatizing and embracing the opportunities here in the United States.

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A true social entrepreneur, Lou Radja continues to work tirelessly to improve the lives of many across the globe. A recognized and award winning Motivational Speaker and founder of Lou Radja Enterprises, Mr. Radja’s message of personal growth, leadership, diversity and service inspires audiences to Be More and Give More. As Founder and Executive Director of EduCongo, a U.S. based nonprofit organization; Lou’s energy is devoted to generating awareness and support to provide quality education for over 2,000 underprivileged children in the Congo. Lou is a member and Past President of the Portland Pearl Rotary Club, an active member of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Lou and his wife Stacy are proud parents of two boys, Yenga and Senda!

Feb
14
2017
Cowboy Poetry

Cowboy Poetry

  • Tuesday
    February 14, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Scott Depaolo

Scott is a real cowboy and a poet who entertained  Rotarians and guests on Valentine's Day a dozen years ago.  He is returning on Valentine's Day this year with romantic cowboy poetry

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Scott has worked in the horse industry in a variety of roles since 1982.  He has managed and operated Butte Creek Scout Ranch  for the Boy Scouts of America for over 25 years.  Butte Creek is a working ranch that specializes in western trail rides and extended pack trips for all ages both for the Boy Scouts of America and their families.

Scott has a deep belief in the positive effects of experiential learning and that horses can be used to build character and teach positive personality characteristics. He believes that horses make the teaching of many key personal character traits much more natural and that good horsemanship leads to good "humanmanship" (A word from Scott's personal dictionary).

Scott DePaolo is a certified clinician of CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association). He is also certified as a pack and trail clinic instructor, Western and English instructor, EFM instructor, CHA site certifier, and is a Certified Equine Specialist with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. Since the early 2000's, Scott has worked on an equine assisted psychotherapy team using horses to help heal troubled youth and recovering adults.

Besides cowboy poetry, Scott's  hobbies include training bridle horses, competing in ranch roping, reining, and working cow horse events as well as traveling to both teach and participate in ranch horsemanship and roping clinics.

Jan
24
2017
Willamette Falls Legacy Project

Willamette Falls Legacy Project

  • Tuesday
    January 24, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Carolyn Reed-Mayer

Since 2011, individuals, community groups and project partners (the City of Oregon City, Metro, Clackamas County and the State of Oregon) have worked to develop a bold vision for the post-industrial Blue Heron site. This vision for Willamette Falls will open the site for public access, provide jobs and economic opportunities, enhance the local ecosystem, and connect us to our heritage and history. 

Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, is principal in charge of landscape architecture at Portland-based Mayer/Reed, Inc.  She and her staff are working with a Design Collective, made up of Snøhetta, a New York-based multi-disciplinary design firm and DIALOG, architects and planners from Vancouver, BC.  Carol will present project background, the four core values that support the vision, the design process, community engagement and most recently developed conceptual plans for the Willamette Falls Riverwalk.

Feb
07
2017
Greater Portland 2020

Greater Portland 2020

  • Tuesday
    February 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Janet LaBar

Greater Portland 2020 is a five-year action plan to achieve Economic Prosperity for the All by aligning business, education and civic leaders around regional economic priorities. We live in an incredibly vibrant and economically diverse region. Our pioneering spirit and penchant for ‘creating new’ inspires and attracts people from around the world, but our region faces challenges.

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Janet LaBar is President and CEO of Greater Portland Inc (GPI), the regional public-private partnership that markets the Greater Portland metropolitan and helps companies expand and relocate to the region.

Since joining GPI in June 2014, LaBar has augmented the organization’s capabilities to provide its clients and the communities it serves with a more turnkey, highly sophisticated and professional economic development response. In addition to its core competencies in marketing and business development, GPI’s services now include research and analysis, strategy, and regional connectivity.

LaBar led the planning process for Greater Portland 2020—the region’s five-year comprehensive economic development strategy. Focused on three core strategies of People, Business and Place, the plan is rooted in guiding principles of equity and advancement, and has a goal of shared economic prosperity for all across the region.

Prior to this, LaBar served as Chief Performance Officer for Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), where she oversaw day-to-day operations, organizational performance, strategic initiatives and action plans. In her 10 years at GPEC, LaBar held several key positions at including Senior Vice President of Strategic Integration, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and Director of Product Improvement.

LaBar spent two and a half years managing research and communications at the Center for Workforce Development at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Before this, she served as research director for ABC affiliate WEAR-TV3 and WFGX-IND in Florida.

LaBar serves on Governor Brown’s Regional Solutions Advisory Committee and is a board member of United Way of the Columbia Willamette, Japan America Society of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and Portland Business Alliance. Her work has been published in American Biotechnology Laboratory, American City Business Journal network, and IEDC’s Economic Development Journal. LaBar earned a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from the University of West Florida and an MBA in marketing from the University of Phoenix.


Jan
10
2017
Decoupling Climate Related Emissions from Air Travel Growth

Decoupling Climate Related Emissions from Air Travel Growth

  • Tuesday
    January 10, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Dr. Mike Wolcott

Come hear Dr. Mike Wolcott speak to the climate challenges associated with jet travel, the landscape of the airline industry and how NW woody debris may fit into the solution mix. Mike is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Design at Washington State University and the Director of Ascent, the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment.

Jan
31
2017
21st Century Capitalism for 21st Century Challenges - B Corp

21st Century Capitalism for 21st Century Challenges - B Corp

  • Tuesday
    January 31, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Deb Hatcher

B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Over the last 14 months, B Corps worldwide have grown from 1,000 to now over 2,000 companies, include national brands such as Patagonia, Ben and Jerry’s, Dansko, Warby Parker long with  local companies, such as New Seasons, A to Z Wines and Neil Kelly Co.

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A native Detroiter, Deb joined the young Oregon wine industry in 1985 working initially with David Lett at Eyrie and later supporting the Drouhins at DDO. In 2002, Deb invited then husband, Bill Hatcher, Sam Tannahill and Cheryl Francis to join her in founding A to Z Wineworks.  She felt an affordable quality Pinot Noir was the missing link to building broad awareness and appreciation for Oregon wines. 

Deb's sense of wonder and humor bring playfulness to A to Z but her expectation of excellence is most influential. From hand-selling and delivering A to Z's early wines to overseeing marketing and sales as A to Z grew to be Oregon's largest winery, Deb built and maintains the brand integrity. With A to Z's purchase of REX HILL in 2007, she engineered a turn-around reducing production to reclaim top quality and refine the brand as evident in the premier REX HILL line-up of today.

The company continues to model leadership in both farming and business practices. A to Z certified as a B Corporation in May 2014 and was twice honored as a Best for the World certified B Corp and named one of three global B Corp champions in 2015.  Deb maintains her daily role with A to Z while remaining active in the community
Jan
03
2017
2017 Economic Forecast

2017 Economic Forecast

  • Tuesday
    January 03, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 4th floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Dr. Bill Conerly, Dr. Tom Potiowsky and Dr. John Mitchell

On January 3rd we will be hosting our annual Economic Forecast where the best and brightest will gather to discuss the upcoming economic trends for 2017.

Moderator Dick Wingard will be joined by a panel comprised of Dr. Bill Conerly, Dr. Tom Potiowsky and Dr. John Mitchell.

 

Panelists:

 

px00242-7jpg-a74634c3dc07bd36Tom P. Potiowsky

Dr. Potiowsky is the chair of the Economics Department at PSU and was the Co-Director of the Applied Economics Research Group. Tom was appointed as State Economist in 1999 through 2006 and again in 2008 through 2011. He brings years of experience taking complicated economic analysis and results, and turning it into a meaningful, understandable presentation for policymakers and stakeholders. He has also published many articles for trade magazines, articles for edited books, conference proceedings, and selections of conference paper presentations.

Dr. Potiowsky received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado in 1981 and a B.B.A. degree in Economics from Ohio University in 1975.  Upon graduation from the University of Colorado, he was an Assistant Professor at the university before moving to Portland State University in 1983.  At Portland State University, Dr. Potiowsky was Chair of the Economics Department and Co-Director of the Applied Economics Research Group (AER Group).  Tom was appointed as Acting State Economist on February 1, 1999 and State Economist on August 1, 1999.

Tom Potiowsky has been active in publishing and presenting at academic conferences in the areas of macroeconomics and forecasting.  In addition to academic pursuits, he has consulted with numerous companies and given presentations to local organizations.   

Dr. Potiowsky is a member of the American Economics Association. He also serves on the Board for the Oregon Council on Economic Education. Tom loves to take walks with his wife at the beach and wishes he could find time to golf and white-water kayak.



 

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Dr. Bill Conerly connects the dots between the economy and business decisions. He has the unique combination of a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and over 30 years’ experience helping companies adapt to changing economic conditions. He was formerly Senior Vice President at First Interstate Bank and held positions in economics and corporate planning at two Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Conerly was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1999.

Companies have used Dr. Conerly’s expertise to help with decisions regarding capital expenditures, inventory levels, expansion into new markets, pricing, business models and financial structure. As a diagnostician, he sometimes identifies opportunities and challenges that require additional expertise, at which times he recommends a colleague to help his client.

Dr. Conerly is an on-line contributor to Forbes and the author of Businomics, a book about economics for business leaders.  He is co-author of Thinking Economics, a multi-media high school economics curriculum used in 34 states.

He has been interviewed on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN and local television and radio stations across the country.  He has been quoted in the Wall Street JournalFortune Magazine, and USA Today.

Dr. Conerly is chairman of the board of Cascade Policy Institute, a member of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s Council of Economic Advisors, and a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis.

He is a member of:

  • American Economics Association
  • National Association for Business Economics (past chapter president)
  • Institute of Management Consultants
  • National Speakers Association (past chapter president)

 


 

JohnMitchellJohn Mitchell

John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years, before joining U.S. Bancorp in July of 1983.  He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. He wrote US. Bancorp’s regional publications including the UpdateThe Business Barometer, Northwest Portrait, and  US Territory s and was a columnist for Oregon Business Magazine. He wrote Sterling Bank’s economic newsletter from 2007 to 2012.   He currently speaks to conventions and business groups around the nation. He was a business analyst for KPTV in Portland. He has been making economic presentations on the nation and the region for more than 43 years.

John was a member of the Western Blue Chip Forecast Panel, and is a Trustee of the Aquila Tax Free Trust of Oregon, a board member of Oregon Mutual Insurance Company and Northwest Bank which has branches in Portland and Boise.  John was Chairman of the Oregon Council of Economic Advisors from 1992 to 1998 and a member from 1984 to 1998. He was Chairman of Governor Kitzhaber’s Tax Review Technical Advisory Committee.  

John and his wife Carol divide their time between the Portland area and Coeur d’Alene.  He enjoys biking, railroading sea kayaking and his granddaughters.

Dec
13
2016
Holiday Program: The Nutcracker

Holiday Program: The Nutcracker

  • Tuesday
    December 13, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

--WE WILL BE MEETING ON THE 2ND FLOOR--

Join us for a special abbreviated performance of The Nutcracker with student performers from The Oregon Ballet Theater's OBT2 program.

 

Please let us know if you will be bringing a guest to this lunch.

Dec
06
2016
Hope Starts Here

Hope Starts Here

  • Tuesday
    December 06, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Justin Zoradi and Jean Paul Mugisha

 

These Numbers Have Faces' program at the Rotary Club of Portland will focus on the importance of rising up ethical, educated, and empowered young people who will lead Africa toward a hopeful future, and be an greater example to the world.


Through the story of These Numbers Have Faces, as told by Founder and CEO, Justin Zoradi, and refugee scholar Jean Paul Mugisha, we hope to share a story of Africa that shows how everyone, no matter their circumstances, has the power to build a hopeful future.


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Justin Zoradi is the Founder and CEO of These Numbers Have Faces, a social enterprise investing in the next generation of African leaders. In 2008, from the couch of his apartment Justin scraped together a few thousand dollars to help one friend from South Africa attend university. What started small now provides higher education loans, leadership training, and entrepreneurship investments to thousands of young people throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.


Justin holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Westmont College and an MA in International Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. An obsessive soccer fan and weekend landscaper, Justin lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife Trisha, daughter Josephine, and their backyard chickens.

Nov
29
2016

Business Exchange

  • Tuesday
    November 29, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

-NOT meeting at The Sentinel-

Sign ups are available for our Business Exchange on November 29th. In place of a meeting, each rotarian will sign up to attend a smaller meeting at a fellow rotarians company. Sign up below or at our Tuesday meetings.

Portland State University
U.S. Forest Service
Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker inc.
Evolution Healthcare and Fitness
Pacific Continental Bank
AllMed Healthcare Management
The Portland Clinic

Nov
01
2016
The Deschutes River Railroad War

The Deschutes River Railroad War

  • Tuesday
    November 01, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Leon Speroff

Building along the east bank of the Deschutes River, there was the Des Chutes Railroad, part of E.H. Harriman’’s Union Pacific empire. On the west bank, there was the Oregon Trunk Railway, owned by the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads, headed by another magnate, James J. Hill. By this time, near the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, Hill and Harriman had already established a long history of competition between them: for railroad business, for financial backers, in the courts, and on the stock exchange. And here they were to compete once more, continuing their battle in the rugged canyon of the Deschutes River in central Oregon.

What in the world were these two railroads doing, each blasting their own path up the same river canyon? The goal was the small town of Bend (population of 500 in 1910) in central Oregon. When the trees in the East and South of the United States had been largely consumed, attention turned to the vast forests of the West. Central Oregon provided access to billions of board feet of lumber. In addition, farmers and ranchers were raising grain and producing wool. The emerging system of irrigation promised a growth of agriculture that would require settlers and transportation. Building a railroad is all about business.

The competition along the Deschutes River was to be the last confrontation between the two railroad giants, Hill and Harriman, ending only with Harriman’s death in 1909. Hill’s lieutenant in the field was a rugged individual of the first order, John F. Stevens. Harriman’s chief engineer was George W. Boschke, an equally tough man of national reputation. Both sides had accomplished and respected leaders, small armies of working men, enormous financial resources, and attitudes that had little tolerance for defeat. The Deschutes River Railroad War was on!

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Leon Speroff received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, following which he completed his training in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After two years in the Air Force, Dr. Speroff was a Fellow in the Training Program for Steroid Biochemistry at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and then a Research Associate with Dr. Raymond Vande Wiele in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Currently, Dr. Speroff is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. His previous appointments included Assistant Chairman and Director of the Gynecologic Endocrine Laboratory in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine, Chairman of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health Sciences University, and Chairman of the Department of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Speroff has served as President of the American Fertility Society (now the American Society for Reproductive Medicine) and was the founding President of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists. Dr. Speroff’s wide range of editorial activities has involved 14 specialty journals in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine. He served as the host of the Lifetime Cable Television program on obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Speroff is the senior author of Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, now in its 8th edition, and A Clinical Guide for Contraception, now in its 5th edition. He has written the biography of Carlos Montezuma, an American Indian physician who was a prominent activist for Indian rights in the early 1900s. His latest works include the historical story of two railroads, competing with each other as they were building on opposite banks of the same river: The Deschutes River Railroad War, a journal of his rookie senior softball season: A Slow-Pitch Summer, a second softball book, Slow-Pitch Therapy, and A Good Man, the biography of Gregory Pincus, the developer of the birth control pill.

Oct
18
2016
Domestic Violence Panel

Domestic Violence Panel

  • Tuesday
    October 18, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will have a panel of survivors sharing their experience of how they were able to leave domestic violence relationships and the resources in our community which made this possible. They will explore what the tipping point was where they decided to get help, and the next steps they took to do that.