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January 2019

The Loss of China’s Coastal Wetlands and Impacts to Migratory Birds and a Tour of China’s Nature Reserves

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Roy W. Lowe       As a result of the economic growth in the People’s Republic of China large areas of coastal wetlands are being filled and converted for development purposes. Loss of mudflat habitat is impacting migratory shorebirds and other birds that depend on these wetlands. Roy volunteers for Global Parks and the Paulson Institute by assisting in providing training to Chinese coastal wetlands managers. The training is conducted at the Mai Po Nature Reserve administered by the…

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Wishing Upon a Star: A Tale of the Holocaust and Hope

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Deb Mrowka       Deb Mrowka is a speaker who travels regularly to share the story of her mother, Eline Hoekstra Dresden, a Holocaust survivor. She begins with Germany’s invasion of the Netherlands in 1940 and continues with how her mother’s family’s lives were affected before, during and after liberation. She will also share how all of this has influenced the lives of her and her siblings.

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A Private Book Store in the Amazon Era: What’s “Hot” and What’s Not!

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Bob Portwood       Veteran OCLI speaker Robert Portwood returns to share stories of his 30 plus years building Robert’s Book Store in Lincoln City into a major attraction and frequent stop for book browsers as well as serious buyers. With 1.65 miles of shelving and almost a quarter million book inventory, “Bob” knows books. He’ll describe the role private book stores play in the “Amazon Era”, describe the current market (especially in the Romance genre) and answer questions…

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Confirm or Deny: Confessions of a Public Information Officer

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Mick McLean       Expected to be the “alter ego” of the Commander and yet “one of the troops”, Mick McLean will describe his experience in the Western Pacific with the Air Force in 1968-70. He will share humorous incidents and reflect on more serious events and moments as he criss-crossed the Pacific in a role similar to Radar O’Reilly (MASH) and James Garner as a Navy PIO at D-Day in the “Americanization of Emily”.

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Dragonfly Hill, Building a Dream

January 29 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Steve Travis       Steve Travis and Jeff Ingram embarked on a dream home building project that started in 2006. After purchasing 18 acres overlooking the Yaquina River between Newport and Toledo, they moved into a trailer on the property—wanting to see how the light and views changed over the seasons. Steve, an “armchair architect” was interested in earth friendly and alternative building techniques. An earth sheltered home was appealing as it would be super energy efficient and be…

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February 2019

Memoir Writing for Health, Happiness and the Last Word

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
To Be Determined, None OR United States

Presenter: Larry Lehnerz       Learn about the memoir writing process including story structure, the writing craft, how to get started, and ways to trigger memories. Larry will also discuss the value of writing stories for health, healing and happiness. Memoir writing is not only about leaving a rich story legacy for friends and family, but also about integrating experiences and discovering meaning so that you can have the final word regarding your unique life

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Consumer Fraud

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
To Be Determined, None OR United States + Google Map

Presenter: Ellen Klem       Every year, thieves and con artists cheat thousands of Oregonians out of their hard-earned money and valuable personal information. This presentation will help you stop the fraud before it starts and teach you how to alert others so they can avoid becoming victims. Please join us and spread the word to your family, neighbors and friends across the state, to help them become smarter consumers.

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Restorative Justice

February 5 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm
To Be Determined, None OR United States + Google Map

Presenter: Dr. Karen Gray, Superintendent Lincoln County School District       Restorative Justice is s a powerful approach to discipline that focuses on repairing harm through inclusive processes that engage all stakeholders. Implemented well, Restorative Justice shifts the focus of discipline from punishment to learning and from the individual to the community.

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Pear Bureau Northwest

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:55 am
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenters: Jon & Debra Laraway       The American Northwest is a place where little farms are still carving out space among the snow-capped mountains. Jon is the fourth generation of pear growers in the Hood River Valley. You will not only hear their story about managing a small farm but learn of the pear industry in the Northwest from farm to consumer.

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Have Cello, Will Travel: Itinerant Musicians Then and Now, with Musical Interludes

February 12 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 US-101
Gleneden Beach, OR
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Presenter: Adrienne Welsh       Adrienne will tell us a little bit about the cello, and talk about freelance musicians travelling all around the Northwest to play with the Siletz Bay Festival and the Newport Symphony Orchestra and others, just as centuries ago musicians travelled all around Europe to play at various courts and also in the taverns. She will describe how certain types of music survive and evolve over time, and she will play some music selections for us.

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