Weekly Luncheons

The Opioid Epidemic – February 19th

The Opioid Epidemic & America’s Pathway to Recovery

Date/Time:
Tuesday
February 19th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Death from opioid overdoses is now the #1 cause of accidental deaths in the United States, with 72,000 lost lives last year, and over 2 million Americans struggling with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).  Despite this growing epidemic, it’s estimated that only 15% of those affected get access to the effective care they need, due to an overloaded system, lack of evidence-based care standards and insurance coverage issues.  Come join us to understand the magnitude of the problem, and how Shatterproof seeks to transform the way we prevent, treat, and provide more effective coverage to combat this crisis.

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Rotarian Andrew Rowe is Chairman & CEO of AllMed Healthcare Management, a Portland-based company which partners with leading US healthcare providers to improve the quality and integrity of healthcare, through evidence-based clinical decision making services, including treatment for addition recovery.  Andrew is an Advisory Board Member and Ambassador for Shatterproof, a national non-profit based in New York which is leading the way on this important topic, with an aggressive policy agenda, targeted programs and partnerships with top US healthcare organizations.


The Oregonian: Past, Present, Future – March 5th

The Oregonian: Past, Present, Future

Date/Time:
Tuesday
March 5th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

As the editor of The Oregonian / OregonLive and vice president of content for Oregonian Media Group, Therese Bottomly is responsible for all news and opinion published for The Oregonian audiences and for the journalistic standards across all platforms. In this role Therese directs the news gathering and reporting efforts for the region’s largest news staff.

She has served in senior leadership roles at The Oregonian and OregonLive since 1998 and was instrumental in transforming the newsroom into a digital-first news organization.

Bottomly is a longtime director of Open Oregon, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the state’s public records law. She has served as a judge for many national journalism awards, including as a Pulitzer Prize juror twice. She is a former president of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.

She is intimately familiar with the region; she grew up in Northwest Portland and attended Lincoln High School and the University of Oregon, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.


OPB and the Future of Public Media – March 12th

OPB and the future of Public Media

Date/Time:
Tuesday
March 12th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Steve Bass has served as president and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting since 2006. OPB is a nationally recognized leader in public media, providing news, information and entertainment to the Northwest. With award-winning journalists and original series, OPB illuminates the people, places and issues of the region and puts stories into context. OPB creates content and programming that can be accessed anywhere, at any time on OPB TV, OPB Radio, opb.org and on a variety of digital and social media platforms. Steve currently serves on the boards of Public Radio International/PRX and Greater Public; worked previously at Nashville Public Television, WGBH/Boston, WGBY/Springfield, MA, and PBS; holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business; and is an active chamber musician and serves as principal clarinetist with the Oregon East Symphony in Pendleton.


Transitioning from Law to Writing – March 26th

Transitioning from Law to Writing

Date/Time:
Tuesday
March 26th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Location:
The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Bio:

I grew up in New York City and Levittown, New York.  In 1965, I graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government.  From 1965 to 1967, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa.  In 1970, I graduated from New York University School of Law.  During my last two years in law school I went at night and worked my way through by teaching junior high school in the South Bronx in New York City.  My first job after law school was a clerkship with Herbert M. Schwab, the Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals.  From 1972 until 1996, I was in private practice specializing in criminal defense at the trial and appellate levels.  As an appellate attorney I have appeared before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals.  As a trial attorney, I handled all sorts of criminal cases in state and federal court and I have represented approximately 30 people charged with homicide, including several who have faced the death penalty.  I was the first Oregon attorney to use the Battered Women’s Syndrome to defend a battered woman accused of murdering her spouse.

Since 1996, I have been writing full-time.  Most of my novels have been best sellers.  Heartstone, my first novel, was nominated for an Edgar for best original paperback mystery of 1978 by the Mystery Writers of America.  My second novel, The Last Innocent Man, was made into an HBO movie.  Gone, But Not Forgotten has been sold to more than 25 foreign publishers and was made into a mini-series starring Brooke Shields.  It was also the Main Selection of the Literary Guild.  After Dark was a Book of the Month Club selection.   The Burning Man, my fifth novel, published in August, 1996, was the Main Selection of the Literary Guild and a Reader’s Digest condensed book.  My sixth novel, The Undertaker’s Widow, was published in 1998 and was a Book of the Month Club selection.  Wild Justice (HarperCollins, September, 2000) was a Main Selection of the Literary Guild, a selection of the Book of the Month Club and was nominated for an Oregon Book Award.  The Associate was published by HarperCollins in August, 2001 and Ties that Bind was published by HarperCollins in March, 2003.  My tenth novel, Sleeping Beauty, was published by HarperCollins on March 23, 2004.  Lost Lake was published by HarperCollins in March, 2005 and was nominated for an Oregon Book Award.  Proof Positive was published by HarperCollins in July, 2006.  Executive Privilege was published by HarperCollins in May, 2008 and in 2009 was awarded the Spotted Owl Award for the Best Northwest Mystery.  Fugitive, was published by HarperCollins on June 2, 2009.  Willamette Writers awarded me the 2009 Distinguished Northwest Writers Award.  Supreme Justice, was published by HarperCollins in May, 2010.  Capitol Murder was published by HarperCollins in April, 2012.  Sleight of Hand was published by HarperCollins in April, 2013.  Worthy Brown’s Daughter was published by HarperCollins in January, 2014.  Woman with a Gun was published by HarperCollins in December, 2014.  Violent Crimes was published by HarperCollins in February, 2016.  The Third Victim was published by St. Martin’s on March 6, 2018.  The Perfect Alibi will be published by St. Martin’s in March, 2019.

Vanishing Acts, a young adult novel written by me and my daughter Ami Margolin Rome was published in October, 2011 by HarperCollins.

In addition to my novels, I have published short stories and non-fiction articles in magazines and law journals.  My short story, The Jailhouse Lawyer, was selected for the anthology 1999, The Best American Mystery StoriesThe House on Pine Terrace, was selected for the anthology 2010, The Best American Mystery StoriesThe Adventure of the Purloined Paget written by me and my brother Jerry Margolin was published in A Study in Sherlock in October, 2011 by Random House.

From 1996 to 2009 I was the President and Chairman of the Board of Chess for Success.  I am still heavily involved in the program and I returned to the Board after a one year absence in 2010.  Chess for Success is a non-profit charity that uses chess to teach elementary and middle school children in Title I schools study skills.  From 2007 to 2013, I was on the Board of Literary Arts, which sponsors the Oregon Book Awards, The Writers in the Schools program and Portland Arts and Lectures.