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November 19, 2013Posted by on
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We had a fun time this morning at our Halloween auction. Elvis was our server. We sang “Happy Birthday” to Vern & Jack.
I think we may have started a tradition!
October 24, 2013Posted by on
We had a great discussion after I finished my presentation about the future of service clubs. Here is a highlight from the presentation:
- Need to attract new and younger members
- Need to involve the kids of younger adults. If we have something for their kids they will be involved.
- Younger volunteers want to volunteer at targeted, short-term projects.
- Youth don’t want to attend meetings or at least less frequently.
An article called, “A Lion in Winter” from the San Diego Magazine highlights much of what was said about the future of service clubs.
We have some challenges but I believe our members have the heart to move forward. Let’s share the Optimism!
October 18, 2013Posted by on
As the new president for the Beaverton Optimist Club, I’m looking forward to what I hope will be a new tradition for the club: “The State of the Club Address.”
We will take a quick back but primarily focus on the present and future club. There will be plenty of time for our members to give their input and suggestions.
Like most service clubs, we face some challenges but, as an Optimist, I believe we can meet the challenges as we face a brighter future. I encourage all of our members to be present for this important meeting:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
The Peppermill Restaurant
I hope to see you this Thursday for this important meeting.
October 3, 2013Posted by on
Our “Business of the Month” is Habitat for Humanity. Mark Forker is the Executive Director and also Leon Taylor, the comptroller. They spoke at our breakfast this morning. These folks are doing a great job helping people get into affordable housing who need a hand up. The one thing I learned is that they don’t give away homes. The new homeowners put in at least 500 hours helping to build the house and also pay off a mortgage through Habitat. Read more at our website: http://beavertonoptimist.webs.com/business-of-the-month.
September 5, 2013Posted by on
We got a late start today but made it up with a fine finish. Susan had a doctor appointment today so we missed her again. Susan if you get three in a row, I think they call that a turkey!
Bob has some wood to load tomorrow so if you can help, please show up around 8 AM at the Jenkins Estate. Once the wood is loaded, you can carry on with the rest of your day.
Eric reminds of the CPO6 meeting tonight. He also said the Washington County Public Affairs Forum will be meeting at the Peppermill next Monday, Noon – 1:00 PM with Commissioner Andy Dyke featured. All are encouraged to attend.
Dick will be participating in Cycle Oregon next week. Jack and Carol will be taking a trip away for a while as well.
Dick introduced Victoria and Nancy from the county Adopt-A-Road program. They gave a nice presentation regarding that and Adopt-A-Landscape. Bob A. suggested they change the age limit of 12 so younger scouts and kids can participate. The will take that idea to the Board of Commissioners. Victoria mentioned there is a website to see a calendar of road cleanup activities: www.wc-roads.com.
Next week Wally Johnston will speak on “9/11: A Glimpse Back and a Look Forward.” There is a rumor that there may be some photos and/or video involved. Don’t miss it.
August 29, 2013Posted by on
Janet Sams from the Candlelighters organization addressed the crowd today. She reminded the club that Candlelighters assist the whole family of kids with cancer. Little things make a difference like chewing gum for kids to help get the bad taste out of their mouths during treatments.
The big fundraiser is Cycle Oregon coming up September 7-14. Alan reminded us that he and Tony Montes participated in this for the Candlelighters in the past. Steve, our “Sheriff” describes how this group helped keep their family together when her daughter was battling cancer as a kid.
We were glad to present Janet with a check in support of Candlelighters.
Firewood: Bob says we have about 3 or 4 cords of wood available for sale. There is no new date set for wood splitting at this time. The club will be notified.
Jack’s trip: He shared about this trip to a family wedding that included the Hearst Castle, going by his growing up place, and a tour of the coast highway.
Calendar: Board meeting September 9th. / Farmer’s Market Sept. 14th/ Annual picnic at Dave Chrisman’s on September 22nd./ Playground installation, June 14, 2014/
Dave is a new grandfather! His grandson was born in an ambulance because they were delayed by the “Bridge Pedal.” They flagged down the ambulance who had to call 911 to have Fire respond as well. When they showed up at OHSU the word had already spread and they were greeted by a crowd. His son-in-law announced, “Only those who have to be here stay. The rest of you, get out of here!” Later a nurse told the family about a doctor who came into emergency earlier and ordered the crowd to vacate. They told the nurse, “That wasn’t a doctor, it was my husband!” Quite a story. Anyway, welcome to Anton, Dave’s new grandson:)
Scott reported on his adventure participating in the recent “Hood-To-Coast.” This is his teams 28th year to run and they came in 15th overall! Dave Crisman also participated.
Wally report on his first “Beaverton, Banks, and Beyond” bicycle tour. He went 35+ miles. His son provided backup (which means he had to give him a little push!).
Dick’s two daughters were here last weekend to celebrate their mother’s 60th birthday (Karen, I hope you don’t mind that Dick blabbed your age!). Dick also said that the Roy Dancer Park is getting some improvements, including a new walking trail.
Wally introduced his friend, Aaron, who shared that he is part of Wally’s church, “The Journey with Christ.” He helps with music and outreach. His goal is to bring believers and nonbelievers together in a spirit of understanding. Good to see you Aaron.
This day in history, 1911: Ishi, the last surviving Stone Age Indian, in the US, is discovered in California.
Next week we will hear about the county Adopt-a-Road program.
August 22, 2013Posted by on
August 22, 2013Posted by on
The books left over from the book sale this past weekend need to be moved from the old Blockbuster building to the storage unit on TV Hwy. If you can help, please show up @ 7:00 PM.