Lower Columbia/Willamette River Professional Chapter

The Lower Columbia/Willamette River Professional Chapter is based in the Portland, Oregon area.


To substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Scholarships available in 2023

For more information like eligibility and the application process, visit the website at https://www.theassociatesonline.org/scholarship


Professional meetings are held on the second Wednesday every month at 12 pm, noon, PDT.

Conference Call Number

1-646-558-8656  code 310-161-7091

Meeting Address

Portland State University

Fourth Avenue Building - Room 0012

Meeting Agenda -  September 13, 2023

new items

Notes  https://bit.ly/2023LCWRNOTES

Treasurer's Report -  7/31/23

$5,169.63 - Savings

$1335.28 - Business

$14,587.54 - CD  (6/30/23)

Dues reminder for 2023 – Nine members so far

ScholarshipsTwo $1,000 scholarships for 2024

PSU Update - 


OMSI Update - 

AISES National Conference - October 19-21, 2023, Spokane, WA  - 

Chapter of the year video submitted

ATNI at Grand Mound, WA (near Centralia)  September 17-21, 2023 - Don will be attending

Other items

Next meeting:   October  11, 2023


President - Melissa Clah

Vice-President - Don Motanic    don.motanic@gmail.com

Treasurer - Karen Graves Pyrch

Secretary - Don Motanic

Social Media - Lydia Doza   


COVID-19 has affected us all. The LCWR chapter has partnered with the Puget sound chapter to raise money for donations for Navajo Nations elders.

Learn more about how the Navajo Nation has been affected.

You can help, too, by donating to our GoFundMe.