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June 2009

T Bruner

Key Note Speaker  Thomas Bruner:
Vice President of Humanitarian Services,
from the American Red Cross to adress members at the June Luncheon
Thomas Bruner is a nationally recognized non-profit leader with over 20 years of successful experience in health and human services, non-profit leadership and government relations.

Bruner is Divisional Vice President for Humanitarian Services, of the American National Red Cross. He was promoted to this national leadership role in May of 2009. In this new role, Thomas is responsible for the management of operations for some 70 Red Cross chapters with annual expenses of approximately $125 million. As a member of the American National Red Cross senior management team, he will provide strategic vision, planning and direction in leading an integrated service delivery system in his division, and helping the Red Cross transition into a new service delivery model nationwide.
Previous to his Divisional Vice President role, Bruner was the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter. As CEO, Bruner lead one of the largest Red Cross Chapters in the nation, with over 100 staff, 1,000 volunteers and a $7.4 million budget. In July 2007, Bruner was also named Regional Executive for Oregon, with leadership and oversight responsibilities for all five American Red Cross Chapters in the state. 
Bruner holds an M.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University and a B.A. from Abilene Christian University.

Warm-Up Speaker 
Mary Nolan:  
 Oregon House of Representatives
Representative Nolan will speak about legislative issues regarding Oregon.
Mary Nolan 
Election of Board of Directors 
The Hispanic Chamber will conduct its annual membership meeting on June 30, 2009. At this meeting the membership will be presented with a slate of board members for the upcoming year. 
The nominees are:
Cecily Quintana
Henry Alvarez
Berta Ferran
Humberto Reyna
Melissa Bobadilla
Daniel Herrera
Bernie Kronberger
Eduardo Norell
Celia Nuņez
Jerry D. Montaņez-Petty
Jeff You
Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Workshop RSVP
"Planning Your Restaurant"
Place: Hispanic Chamber Training Room 
          333 SW 5th Avenue, Ste. 100           
          Portland, OR 97204
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free  
Monday, June 22, 2009
Workshop RSVP
"Primeros Pasos para Comenzar un Negocio"
Place: Midland Library  Map           
          805 SE 122nd Avenue           
          Portland, OR 97233
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: Free  
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Annual Membership Meeting Luncheon RSVP
Keynote Speaker: Thomas Bruener, President,
                           American Red Cross
Warm-Up Speaker: Mary Nolan, Oregon House of   Representatives
Place: Benson Hotel  
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $25 Members/$30 Non-members

Members to be Recognized at Luncheon
Lydia Muniz
Aida Vroom 
 Hilario Baez
Alex Duarte
Clara Padilla Andrews
Regan Leon
Wendy Veliz Buck
New Members
Alex Ortiz
Portland Community Media
David Vasquez
Donaldson Enterprises
Clackamas Women's Services
Direct Labor, Inc.
State Farm Insurance - Grant Murphy
State Farm Insurance - Adam K. Saffel
Eco Janitorial Solutions LLC
The Promo Store, Inc.
Rojo & Associates, LLC

MaryAnn Potter
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber