Copyright Springfield City Club 2015

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City Club events occur on the first and third Thursday of every month, beginning at noon and ending at 1:00 p.m.

The meeting involves a presentation of about 25 minutes followed by a period when each table can discuss the presentation and prepare a question to be asked by the table

Robin Pfeiffer and his wife, Danuta, have a small 1400 case a year winery on property eight miles west of Junction City. Robin's family has lived on the land that is now a vineyard and winery since 1946. He and his siblings did all of the usual rural rituals of that time: one room schoolhouse, peel cascara bark, shear sheep, milk the family cow, etc. After graduation from Junction City High School he received a MA degree from the U of Oregon in Latin American Studies and subsequently spent three years teaching in Mexico, Peru, and Chile. In Chile he taught at the Chilean West Point, but his students weren't the cadets, but rather the officers who taught the cadets. Returning to Oregon he continued teaching in Eugene 4J schools for 28 years before leaving to pursue his second love, viticulture and wine making. And, for whatever it's worth, Pfeiffer Pinot Noir has been served at a White House dinner.

Advance registration is not required. Payments can be made at the event.

June 1

Wine in Lane County

June 16

Springfield Police

Meet Chief Lewis

Rick Lewis has been appointed Springfield Police Chief. Rick has served in the Springfield Department since 1982. He graduated from Sherwood High School and attended both Lane Community College and George Fox College, receiving an associate's degree in Criminal Justice and a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2008.


He started as a reserve police officer before gaining full time employment in 1983. During his career Lewis worked in patrol, detectives, narcotics, SWAT and various other assignments. He was promoted to sergeant in 1999 and to captain in 2000. Lewis has been the AIC Chief of Police since July of 2016.