Monday, April 29, 2013

Minutes from April 25, 2013

Hello Everyone, 

My apologizes I completely forgot to type up last Thursday's breakfast minutes.  

Our guests were Doug and Melinda from the Aloha Community Library.  As well as Tom Colett, who was our speaker.  

A presentation followed for the bulletin boards that the club had worked on.  The wood for the frames came from trees Jack used to have in his yard when he lived in Aloha.  Jack also made mounting blocks for each bulletin board.  Wally sent out a link, over the weekend, that was on the Aloha Community Library page.  If you haven't seen it here is the link:
Thank you to all those who were involved.  The boards look incredible.  

There is a book drive on May 4, 2013.  The library also has an Annex where they sell books on amazon to make money for the library.  Wally has put a link on our website for the Aloha Community Library if you'd like to check it out.  

Melinda reported that the library has 1,700 books in circulation.  

Alan, Jack & Bob all went up to the Jenkins Estate this last week and split wood. 

Last weeks raffle winner was Alan this week was Jack, he mentioned he wanted his winnings donated to the Dean Mitchell Scholarship Fund.  

Melinda mentioned an event coming up that is free for Mothers Day.  Barefoot Quilt Festival at the Jenkins Estate.  It is in the stable on Saturday and Sunday May 11 & 12th from 11-4.  Here is a link I found online just now:

Westside singers concert, Wally has tickets.  

Business of the month speaking to us this Thursday, Electronics Unlimited.  

NW Bicycle Safety Council has started their helmet fairs.  We started this past Saturday at Cedar Hills Crossing, we gave out 176 helmets in 2 hours.  It was one of the busiest events I remember in the last 5 years. This coming Saturday we will be in Vernonia.  If you are interested in volunteer contact me, Susan Nordstrom as I'm the volunteer coordinator for NWBSC events.  

Tom Colett was our speaker today.  He's a candidate for school board Zone 7 in the Beaverton School District, his daughter is in the public school system this year and his wife is a teacher in the Beaverton School District.  If you'd like to learn more about him Voting is May 21st.  

This day in history was 1983, Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to a U.S. Student.  

Board meeting this coming Monday May 6, 2013 at 6:30pm at PAL.  

Also I created a website for the MS groups I belong to and wanted to share with you so if you know anyone looking for other's to socialize with, here is that link:  

Have a good week and see you in 4 days.  

Susan Nordstrom

Friday, April 19, 2013

Optimist Club minutes April 18

Just an FYI- The wood splitting that had been set for Saturday, tomorrow, has been postponed.  However if you are available Tuesday April 23 and April 24th Bob Arneson plans to be up at the Jenkins Estate starting at 8:30am to whenever they wear out.  If your able to come out and join please do so.  

Update on the bulletin boards.  3 of the 4 are complete.  Jack was planning on gluing the largest of them together yesterday and today.  Then it will be time to install the soundboard.  He suggested we have a presentation to the Aloha Library at the breakfast meeting next Thursday.  Jack gave me, Susan, kudos for doing the intricate painting of the letters he routed out.  I spent 2 hours doing this process, very fun.  If you want to help Jack give him a call.  

Wally passed around a poster for a fundraiser for Beaverton High School's Community Music Scholorship.  The West Side Singers will hold this concert.  If you want to purchase Tickets you can get them from Wally.   Program is May 11, 2013 at 7:30pm at Beaverton High School.  Pre ticket purchase is $ 8.00 for adults, $ 5.00 for Seniors 60+.  At the door $ 10.00 for Adults and $ 7.00 for seniors 60+.

Last week's raffle winner was, I never win Bob P.  He mumbled about how little he won.  This weeks winner was Alan.  

This day in History 1989, Tianenmen Square Protests.  

Our Speaker was Mark Creevy a volunteer for the special community measure for the Beaverton School Levy.  We had a spirited discussion on the matter.  The Beaverton School District is asking for 15 million a year over the next 5 years to keep on 150 teachers.  Mark explained that this money would stay in the community instead of going to Salem and then being allocated out to the communities.  A typical household will pay $ 24.00 a month.  

See you all next week for our presentation of the bulletin boards to the Aloha Community Library and for a speaker Tom Collete, School Board Candidate   

Susan Nordstrom

Friday, April 12, 2013

Meeting notes from April 11

Happy Friday everyone.  

A reminder this Saturday April 13, 2013 from 6-10pm at the Jenkins Estate Beaverton,  PAL will be having their fundraising Luau.  $ 75.00 per person.  Please see this link for more details:

We had a couple guests yesterday.  Cheryl Statler and Brian Reynolds from Troop 870 were here.  They presented our club with our Charter.  There are currently 55 registered scouts in the group and 22 adults.  Monday night meeting at 7pm at Mt. View Middle School.  If anyone from our club would like to go and check what they are about.  

They also have a National Jamboree Fundraiser coming up.  Saturday April 20, 2013.  5pm check in 5:30pm silent auction then live auction to follow that.  $ 30.00 per person.  Contact Trina Strahl at 503-380-4434 if you are interested in attending.  

Marv Doty was presented with a very large card from the troop as a thank you for facilitating the wood cutting.  He was given a $ 600 check.  

Raffle winner last week was Eric Oathes, he gave his winnings back to the club, after using one dollar to buy another ticket.  Sadly he didn't win.  Bob P. won, he always claims he never wins.  

Bob P. passed around a flier he got from past president and member Gary Mahone.  He is involved with Young Life in Banks.  They are having a golf tournament May 19th.  Check in 12pm, start at 1pm.  For more details go to

Updates on the bulletin boards for the Aloha Community Library.  Last week Marv D. and Bob A worked on staining the boards.  Jack approached me at the breakfast to see if I could do some steady painting of the letters he was routing out on one of the frames.  I did that yesterday and have to say it really makes the letters pop.  Jack is in the process of assembling. If you want to help with this project please give him a ring.  He hopes to be done by the end of next week.  

Our speaker this week was Captain Eric Oathes from the Beaverton Police Department.  He said they currently have 134 sworn officers and 35 professional staff. They are one of the few records departments that are 24 hours.  There are 3 chaplains, 2 active and 1 reserve.  Soon the police department will be taking crisis intervention training to help in dealing with the growing mental health issues.  He talked a bit about the Portland PAL closing and mentioned that the Beaverton Pal has money till July of this year.  They are hoping the Luau is helpful.  

This day in history, 1951 Truman Relieves MacArthur of duties in Korea.  

See you all next week.  And don't forget to check out our website for up coming speakers and updates.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Great meeting this morning, April 4

Good day everyone, 

Had a lovely breakfast this morning, nice turn out, had a guest and some great speakers.  

First off Eric passed around a notice of a public meeting taking place tonight from 7-9pm at 20665 SW Blanton-Aloha TVFR Community Room.  This is for the CP06 meeting   They will be discussing  Tri-Met service change proposals  with Tom Mills Tualatin Valley Water District: Supply Change proposals  may us Willamette River to Source Water.  If you are interested please come and join the meeting.  

Our visitor, Sally, had seen our website and wanted to come and talk to us sometime about the Yes for Our Beaverton Schools Levy Campaign.  She saw our website and so she showed up for breakfast.  

The boy scout troop we honor will be doing a Cord of Honor Ceremony at Mt. View Middle School April 8, 2013 at 7pm.  There will be a Desert Potluck after event is over.  Come on out.  Marv Doty will be there presenting a flag from the American Legion.  

At the board meeting the other night we set a couple of dates.  

Today at 2pm meet at Jack's house to work on the bulletin board project for the Aloha Library.  Said to come in through the garage and head towards the shop.  Don't knock on the front door as Carol won't be home and he'll be in the shop.

Wood cutting.  That will be April 20, 2013 at the Jenkins Estate, starting at 8:30am going to till roughly noon.  This event will be to split and rack it.  Furture dates likely will be during the week as Jack pointed out many of the folks are retired and could do weekdays.

May 18, 2013 Road Clean up, meet at Kmart  parking lot 8:30, likely to last till around 10:30am.  PAL plans to be involved.  

Bob talked to Cathy Baxter, Barry is doing alright, went back to work last week, hasn't been to the club meeting because if he comes to the club he's then late for work and then has to make up that time at the end of the day.  Cathy said that Barry is going in for another surgery on Monday.  

Wally talked to Dalton, he has changed real estate agencies.  He's now at Hillshire Realty Group. He hopes to make it back to the club really soon.  

Raffle winners:  Last week was Steve, this week was Captain Oathes.  Beings he is our speaker next week he'll be there to collect his winnings.  

Our speakers:  Stephanie and John McDowell from A Cut Above Pawn Store.  This is the oldest pawn store in Beaverton.  They were given a certificate as part of being Speakers of the month as well as a book will be donated in their name to the Aloha Library.  

This day in History: April 4, 1841 President Harrison dies after one month in office.  

Be sure to visit the website for any updates: 

Have a great week everyone.  
Susan Nordstrom