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

  • Associates Foundation Scholarship

  • Joann Jeter Memorial Diversity Scholarship

  • Dick French Scholarship

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 - May 11, 2022

new items

Approve notes for 2022

**Note: will update agenda at beginning of meeting

Treasurer's Report full update in the email


Dues reminder for 2022

Government Relations Council April 28, 2022 Call

AISES Region 1 Conference

PSU Honor Day Friday, June 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm

AISES Leadership Summit April 10-12, 2022

OMSI Youth Lead the Way Update


Pow wows and table event opportunity

Kelso, WA Pow Wow - Saturday, May 21, 2022, 12-9 pm, Kelso High School

Next meeting: June 8, 2022


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.