Presentations & Papers

The members' presentations (known as papers) and the spirited discussions occurring afterwards, are the heart of the Round Table. Click here for a catalog of papers presented at the Club since 1913.

The Constitution and Bylaws do not set standards for the papers.  Certain practices, however, have emerged over the years.

· Papers may or may not relate directly to the presenter's specialty or occupation.
· Most papers can be presented in 25 to 30 minutes.
· Graphics are acceptable if they are important to the theme of the paper.
· The Vice President is responsible for lining up the papers for the upcoming Club year.
· The presenter is responsible for arranging an introducer and any audio/visual needs.
· Each year the Executive Committee selects the best paper of the year, copies of which are made available at the May meeting.
· Papers must be submitted in a format that can be filed in the Special Collections section of the University of Oregon Library.


The 2017-18 schedule:

October 10, 2017 - Wyatt True: "The Sharp End"
November  14, 2017 - Tony Meyer: "The Je ne sais quoi of Oregon Pinot Noir"
December 5, 2017 - Jim Walker: "Navigating from Dead Frogs to Old Maps through the ICU: A Personal Inquiry on Passion"
January, 2018 - Gabriella Martinez: "The Sacred Leaf's Other Stories"
February, 2018 - Sharon Schuman: ""
March, 2018 - Virginia Cartwright: ""
April, 2018 - Esther Hagenlocher: ""
May, 2018 - Bob Hart: ""

The following papers were presented during 2016-17:

October 11, 2016 - David Frank: "What to make of Fredrick Dunn"
November 10, 2016 - Mary Leighton: "A Privileged Life"
December 13, 2016 - Sid Crenwelge: "The quest for the 2 hour marathon"
January 10, 2017 - Jonathan Brandt: "The Joy of Singing"
February 14, 2017 - Jim Earl: "Slow Movement"
March 14, 2017 - Barbara Mossberg: "Poetry Matters: The Unlikely but true role of poetry in our lives"
April 11, 2017 - Steve Engel: "The Beeswax Shipwreck"
May 9, 2017 - Bill Sullivan: "Red Gates of Nirvana"