2019-2020 Season Schedule

RSVP to any of these programs here!
Programs are always on the Second Tuesday of the month, at noon, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom.

October 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 William L. Sullivan — “Ghost Dancers to Rajneeshees: Cults in Oregon” Author William L. (Bill) Sullivan returns by request of many City Club members. He entertained and enlightened us a couple years ago discussing the folk heroes of Oregon. Now he returns to tell the engaging stories of Oregon’s past cults:…

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November 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Travis Stewart and Lee Kelly — “The Importance of Public Art” In partnership with McMinnville’s Committee for Public Art, the City Club welcomes the artists who created the two sculptures for roundabouts on the renovated Hill Road in Northwest McMinnville. They will describe the meaning behind those works and more, and…

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January 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Jim Johnson and Heather Richards — “Land, Growth and Development” How do we strike the right balance between the need for more housing and the need to protect farmland? Those two initiatives have a long history of competition, played out from local planning commissions all the way through the state’s land use…

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February 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Les AuCoin — “Catch and Release: An Oregon Life in Politics” In 1974, at the age of thirty-two, Les AuCoin became the first Democrat to win a US House seat in Oregon’s First District. He was one of the post-Watergate reformers who shook up an insular, autocratic Congress and led fights…

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March 2020

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Edward Niedermeyer — “Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors (and the future of cars)” Edward (Ted) Niedermeyer presented a few years ago for a City Club Pub Chat, back when the realities of autonomous cars were just entering the public discussion. Now, he returns for a lunch program with his…

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April 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 To be determined The City Club has left our April date open. It may be an election forum, or a debate or discussion on a certain topic. Keep in touch for more information and announcements on this date. RSVP to this program here!

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May 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Matthew LaPlante — “Superlative: The Biology of Extremes” For a long time, scientists ignored superlative life forms as outliers. Increasingly, though, researchers are coming to see great value in studying plants and animals that exist on the outermost edges of the bell curve. “Superlative,” the first solo book by former News-Register…

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June 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 David Harrelson — “Indigenous Peoples and Practices of the Greater Yamhill Watershed” The season’s final luncheon will focus on perspectives, experiences and insights on the indigenous people of the Northwest Willamette Valley and their use of plants. Specific attention will be given to how people have and continue to manage plants…

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