April 28 (TUESAY)
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Networking
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Program
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: extended Q&A

Riverhouse on the Deschutes (Convention Center)
2850 NW Rippling River Court • Bend, OR 97701

Fee Schedule: 

$25 for members; $45 for non-members.

Registration closes at noon on THURSDAY, April 23.

Plated lunch is included. No registrations will be available beyond the deadline.

Registration fees must be paid in advance of the forum.


Sponsorship Opportunities:
Interested in sponsoring one of our forums? Contact Joey Drucker at the information below.

Joey Drucker, Executive Director
City Club of Central Oregon



Community Partner in Education:

OSU-Cascades Campus

Partner in Higher Education and Workforce Development:

Central Oregon Community College

Elite Event Sponsor:

Riverhouse on the Deschutes

Media Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsors:
Founding Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:

Combined Communications

Silver Sponsors:

Table Sponsor:


Joey Drucker, Executive Director 
City Club of Central Oregon



April 28 (Tuesday)


A conversation with people of color
living in Central Oregon

Civility is a foundational value of City Club of Central Oregon. Yet, as we observed the growing division in our country, we felt the need to bring it to the forefront.

Today, we are giving our members and forum guests an opportunity to practice CIVILITY TOOLS as we focus on one in particular: being inclusive.

Central Oregon is an area that is notably homogenous. People of color are among the numbers of people moving here, so what impact does it have on them to live in a community where they don’t see many people that look like them? How we can all overcome Oregon’s history and engage the people of color in our community?

 As part of City Club’s signature project on Civility, please join this timely and important discussion led by Erika McCalpine addressing how civility personally affects people of color across the area.


  • Erika McCalpine, OSU Cascades
  • Rob Garrott, LinkedIn
  • Judith Sadora, Evoke Therapy
  • Jessica Amascual, Florist and Affinity Group Specialist
  • Marcus LeGrand, COCC


McCalpine prides herself on having difficult conversations in a loving way. She hears and highlights all perspectives while respectfully highlighting the differences among people. She has the idea to show that all people are different, even people perceived to be from the same groups. She carefully selected a panel of people that chose Bend for different reasons, have different cultural backgrounds, and have different personal, religious and political beliefs. Engaging this dialogue is important because it will help people to learn that each of us has our own experience and will ideally help us to reduce bias. We also strive to control the need to put people in boxes or generalize based on physical attributes which we believe strongly contributes to overall civility in our society.



In an effort to improve your experience at your City Club forums, please review the following:

Registration fees must be paid in advance of the forum. 

Choices for payment include:

  • Online credit card payment:  When you receive an event email, simply click on the REGISTER HERE button. Once you’ve entered your contact information, you have the option to pay online via credit card.
  • Check by mail: If you select the “pay by check” option during the online registration process, we will be alerted to check our mailbox. We need your checks 3 days before the forum.
  • Credit card by phone:  You may also call us to finalize your registration and pay by credit card.  Your credit card information will be taken over the phone and you will receive an email confirmation of payment.
Registration closes at noon three days prior to the forum.

Although you have registered and pre-paid online, please remember to check in at the registration table to receive your name tag.

  • We are typically unable to accommodate walk-ins on the day of the forum.
  • Refunds may be issued for cancellations if made 48 hours prior to the event.  Cancellations less than 48 hours are non-refundable.
  • If you have already registered, but are no longer able to attend, you may send someone in your place. We would appreciate you letting us know the name of the alternate person 48 hours prior to the forum so we can update our registration list and have the correct name tag waiting.
  • If you registered online but have not prepaid or called to cancel, you will be invoiced for the forum.  Reason why? Our attendee count is submitted to the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center 72 hours prior to the forum and we are charged for the cost of your lunch – regardless if you attend or not.
  • Individuals registered at the member rate but are not eligible will be invoiced for the difference in cost.
  • As a courtesy to others, we ask that you do not video or record our forum. Recordings are available on our website and on COTV.
  • By registering for this event, you acknowlede that your name, image or voice may be used for the live streaming and/or production of a Zolo Media video, KPOV fm, internet or print project.

Thank you for your support of City Club - we will see you at the forum!