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Salem City Club Program - Evidenced Based Medicine: Weighing the Evidence for Effective Health Care (Photo) - 01/07/19

Salem City Club, a biweekly gathering of more than 100 members, will meet January 11 at the Willamette Heritage Center to discuss new trends in the health care industry.

The speaker, Dr. Vinay Prasad M.D. Ph.D., will discuss the growing need for evidence of effectiveness in common health care therapies. Due to the cost of health care and its increased scrutiny, evidence of effectiveness and how it is established is becoming more available to providers and the public. Dr. Prasad will explain why a provider’s advice is not always the best option.

A hematologist-oncologist and associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Prasad is known nationally for his research on evidence-based medicine, bias, public health and preventative medicine. A graduate of the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, he was awarded the Chairman’s Award in Internal Medicine.

The meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 11, at 12 p.m. at the Willamette Heritage Center at 1313 Mill Street St. SE. Members pay $20 and non-members pay $10 without lunch or $30 with lunch. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Register online at

Scouts to honor Mark and Tiffany Bulgin as Distinguished Citizens (Photo) - 01/03/19

SALEM, OR – Salem residents and children support advocates – Mark and Tiffany Bulgin of the IKE Box – will be honored as Distinguished Citizens on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at a special leadership breakfast at the Salem Convention Center. The event is hosted by the Willamette District (representing the Salem area of Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America) and is open to the public, but an RSVP is required. The Cascade Pacific Council of Boy Scouts of America (CPCBSA) is honored to recognize the Bulgin’s extraordinary contributions in our community on behalf of children.

The story of IKE Box and Isaac’s Room is inspiring and the CPCBSA wants to recognize it. The Bulgin’s program, IKE Quest, offers life development opportunities for Salem’s youth. Their leadership, mentorship and commitment to Oregon’s youth has been extremely impactful.

The leadership breakfast will also feature keynote speaker, Pat Casey, retired Oregon State University baseball coach. Over his career at OSU, Casey claimed 900 victories, including the 2018 College World Series - the third national championship for the Beavers. Casey is called the “winningest coach in Oregon State Athletics’ history.” In addition, he coached 21 players who have since appeared at the Major League level and continues to serve as a consistent example of leadership, motivation and inspiration.

The leadership breakfast program will also include Matt Devore, Scout Executive, who will provide a state of the council overview. The master of ceremonies will be a local scout from the Salem area. Other scouts will be joining attendees at their tables to answer questions about their scouting experiences. The event will also feature the posting of the colors by a local Boy Scout troop.

While the breakfast is free, a donation will be requested, and registration is required. Those interested in attending can RSVP by emailing Scott Mischke at or by calling 503.581.6601.  

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About the Cascade Pacific Council, BSA

Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America (CPCBSA) serves approximately 20,000 boys and girls in NW Oregon and SW Washington through exceptional programming that gets youth to “go play outdoors.” From summer camps to S.T.E.M. workshops, our inclusive programs grow leaders of tomorrow who are connected to nature, family and community. Designed for families with children ages 5 – 20, our programs encourage family participation in activities including summer outdoor adventure camps located on the Oregon coast and Cascade mountains, year-round experiential learning events and civic service. Learn more at


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