Joe Smith to Emcee the Upcoming Senior Council Fundraiser
A two-time Emmy award winner who has been inducted into the Dayton (Ohio) Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Joe Smith is a respected broadcast journalist whose career has spanned the United States.
As a business reporter for KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon, he earned an Emmy Award for writing from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
For his role as host and executive producer of “Smith & Company” a nightly public affairs program on Milwaukee Public Television in Wisconsin, he received an Emmy Award from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of NATAS.
At WKEF-TV in Dayton, Ohio, he was vice president in charge of local programming and served as host/producer of a weekly news and public affairs call-in program. He also hosted and produced news and entertainment specials. In 2017, Smith was inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Smith was prime anchor for Florida’s News Channel, where he earned praise for his insightful coverage of the 2000 Florida presidential election and recount. He also anchored a daily business program and interviewed Florida political leaders on a live nightly news and public affairs program.
Smith was prime co-anchor for WVNY-TV and WFFF-TV in Burlington, Vermont. His field reporting included coverage of the 2016 Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders debate in Brooklyn, New York.
Smith’s was co-anchor of “Business in Nevada,” which was produced by KLVX-TV in Las Vegas and aired across the state. He also served as host/producer for information programming for WXEX-TV in Richmond, Virginia, and WWLP-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts.
He currently produces and hosts “Talk City”and “Smart Money”on TVCTV (Tualatin Valley Cable Television), airing across the Tualatin Valley.
In addition to his television work, Smith has been active in the communities in which he has worked. A past president of the Milwaukee Press Club, he was the only broadcaster asked to serve as a communications consultant to the Wisconsin State Legislature as it explored plans for continuing television coverage of the House and Senate. While in Portland, he served as a national representative for SAG-AFT
Singer Rae Gordon to present concert Aug. 24 in Milwaukie to benefit the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County
MILWAUKIE, Ore. – Blues and gospel singer and recording artist Rae Gordon will present a concert Thursday, Aug. 24, in Milwaukie as a benefit fundraiser for the nonprofit Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County.
The third annual “Sipping for Seniors” wine and beer tasting event will run 5-8 p.m. at Gray Gables Estate, 3009 S.E. Chestnut St., in Milwaukie.
The $25 tickets include a glass of wine or beer, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle ticket. The raffle prizes include two tickets to an upcoming Oregon Ducks football game, donated by Wells Fargo.
Ticket reservations and event sponsorships are now available. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Aug. 18 at (503) 657-1366 or Info@seniorcitizenscouncil.com.
Based in Portland, Gordon started her singing career in Los Angeles. She has been described as a combination of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and Grace Slick.Willamette Week named Gordon the best blues artist in Portland for 2017. Earlier this year Gordon and her band also placed third in an international blues competition in Memphis. For three straight years the Cascade Blues Association named Gordon the Best Female Vocalist.
For 45 years the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County has provided free or low-cost services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.
Yvonne Smith Joins Senior Citizens Council Board
OREGON City, Ore. – Yvonne Smith, MSW, LCSW of Portland has been elected to the board of the nonprofit Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) in Oregon City. Smith has worked at Clackamas Community College since 2006 where she is a full-time faculty member in the Gerontology and Human Services programs. She has almost 23 years of social work experience in Oregon.
The SCCCC provides services not available anywhere else for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.
The award-winning Senior Citizens Council is currently seeking other community minded individuals to join its board. For more information, call (503) 657-1366.
Yvonne Smith, MSW, LCSW – New Board Member at Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County
Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raises $18K in Oak Grove
Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County raises $18,000 at annual dinner March 3 in Milwaukie
MILWAUKIE, Ore. – The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) raised $18,000 at its fundraising dinner March 3 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie. About 50 people attended the event to support the Oregon City-based nonprofit group. The event featured a buffet dinner, a performance by veteran Portland comedian Susan Rice, raffles and the live auction of a Portland Trail Blazer basket donated by the team and Wells Fargo. Board member Tom Unger served as the emcee.
Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (right) stands with comedian Susan Rice, who performed at the nonprofit’s annual fundraising dinner in Milwaukie on March 3. The event raised $18,000 to support the nonprofit group’s work on behalf of local senior citizens.
Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (standing) greets some of the attendees at the nonprofit’s annual fundraising dinner in Milwaukie on March 3. The event raised $18,000 to support the nonprofit group’s work on behalf of local senior citizens.
“We’ve had larger turnouts for this event in the past but we’re thrilled with the generosity of the attendees and sponsors who supported us this year,” said SCCCC Executive Director Christi Bird. “The funds we raised will help us save the lives and financial resources of more senior citizens at risk in Clackamas County.” Sponsors for the event included Mattress World NW, The MacNaughton Group, Wildish Construction, Inc., Dennis Fritz, Stefanie Danielson, Jack Lundeen, Gray Gables Estate and Wells Fargo.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the SCCCC providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated adults in Clackamas County. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.
The organization is currently seeking more board members. Those interested can call (503) 657-1366.
About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don’t have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.
Enjoy an “Evening of Comedy” with Portland’s own Susan Rice!