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December Luncheon Notes

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

In attendance: 20
Called to order: 11:30

Video – https://youtu.be/un6bAZwCxe8

1 – Introductions – How are you celebrating the end of 2019? Do you have any embarrassing/memorable holiday stories?

  • * **S. Fabre – Agape Insurance Agency – Engaged and looking forward to the holidays
  • * **B Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage – met his wife through a holiday party
  • K Bolin – Edward Jones – misses magic of Christmas with her kids, looking forward to time with grandchild this year
  • J Doane – TVWD – Wedding Anniversary is Dec 21, reflects on spending many Christmasses at airports traveling to visit his kids
  • R. Velji – Running for House Representative – Grew up in Fiji, where it is Summer at Christmas, their tradition was to have a picnic on the beach.
  • M. Moore – Pamplin Media Group – looking forward to going to Sacramento to spend Christmas with her 93 year old grandma
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee – looking forward to going to see folks for holidays in Kansas
  • J. Petersdorf – Beaverton Little League – remembers her mall having a talking Christmas tree
  • **S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – looking forward to spending time with his kids at Christmas
  • P. Yee – Schmidt and Yee – remembers making a “Bob Kratchet” Punch for a Holiday Party and realized after the fact she had forgotten to add mixer
  • T. Wang – Northwest Chinese Academy – looking forward to volunteering and serving others
  • M. Ortiz – Northwest Chinese Academy – going to New York to be with family
  • MK – Agape Community Insurance – misses snow during season, and always liked the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers – looking forward to spoiling her cat and spending time with friends
  • D. Flint – Inline Construction – has funny memories of watching employees have a great time at the company Christmas party
  • **S. Leitz – Baskin Robbins – good memories of the time he moved to Saipan and soaked up the sun for a year
  • **A. Stone – Stone Construction & AHS Liaison – Christmas plans this year are “TBD”, she grew up in Lake Oswego and has good memories of watching the Christmas Ships.
  • J Maynard – Integrity Brewing – remembers the year he forgot a birthday, but turned it into “birthday month”

*2019 ABA Board Member
**2020 ABA Board Member

Drawing – Raffle Tickets and Gift Cards

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

  • At the Board Meeting the following Positions were elected: Sally Fabre – President, Alison Stone – Secretary, Scott Rennie – Treasurer

A – Treasurer Report – Sally Fabre for Teresa Greeno- over $900 in bank account, used some funds for gift cards for today’s raffle
B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

  • Video for Edwards Center – Non-profit of the month
    https://youtu.be/IeHUiuqwpPU

3 – Beaverton Together Survey

broke up into groups to discuss 5 question survey:
1)As a business owner, what do you think is needed in the community as it pertains to substance abuse?
2) How does substance use/abuse affect your business?
3) What would be the most effective way to get businesses engaged in the work of the coalition?
4) What ideas do you have to address the community needs?
5) If you would like to be contacted directly, please include your name and contact information

4 – Testimonials / Announcements –

  • Beaverton Aloha Little League
    • 61st year in community
    • Indoor practice facility
    • inclusive – if you sign up, you will play (no tryouts,no cuts)
    • center of all elementary schools in area
    • looking for partnerships with community to keep registration cost low
      • $500 – up sponsorships available (logo on newsletter, banners, flyers at facility, etc)
  • Night to Shine – 2/7/2020 – Volunteers and Guests Needed along with donations – westside.nighttoshine.com
  • TVWD reminds us that Grabhorn will be closed for the next 2 months for water main installation, use Murray or Tile Flat (paid for by EPA grant, no rate increases)
  • Aloha United Methodist Church – Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 7pm
  • NW Chinese Academy – community billboard if you want anything posted
    • Open House again in the spring
  • AHS Giving Tree – homeless and in need students requests for $25 gift cards from Target, due tomorrow
  • The ABA has a new PO Box Address: PO Box 5872, Aloha, OR 97006-5872

Annual Board Retreat – Saturday January 4th, 2020
Next Meeting: Thursday January 9th, 2020
ABA Business of the Month: Agape Community Insurance

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant
Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank
Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meeting held December 5th @ 8:30 AM

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/

November 2019 Luncheon Minutes

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Called to Order: 11:30 
In Attendance: 30

1 – Veterans Day Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2vG6vGlMdw

  • AHS Football video 

2 – Introductions –  Who was/is your hero growing up?

  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance – Martin Luther King Jr, and her sons. 
  • K. Denfeld – Godfathers Pizza – the teachers and coaches at Hillsboro High who taught him the principals he needed to succeed. 
  • L. Weaver – Her father, survived cancer and always supported her goals despite society’s pressures.
  • R. Velji – running for State Representative – his brother a 9/11 survivor 
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library – MD Fiaz her mother’s Caregiver from India 
  • A. Terrones – WCSO – her single mother who made many sacrifices to raise her and her brothers 
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club – her high school English teacher who encouraged her to go to college
  • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church – her 5th grade teacher who always stayed positive and made sure everyone had opportunities, despite struggling with breast cancer
  • U. Morefield – Costco – Her dad, they came to the US from Germany with nothing and he made their lives a success
  • *T. Greeno – Transaction Realty – her mom and her husband who has been through thick and thin with her
  • D. Atkins – Key Bank 
  • *S. Leitz – Baskin Robbins – Steve Prefontaine
  • D. Flint – Inline Commercial Construction
  • MK – Agape Insurance Agency – His dad
  • D. Huish – Mt Olivet Church – her husband
  • M Ortiz – NW Chinese Academy – her paternal grandmother
  • Pastor J. Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian – 6th grade teacher
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones – Barbara Walters  
  • A. Shapiro – Small Business Administration – her husband
  • R. Bradley – Mackley Auto Group – Her grandmother
  • Dick Schouten – Washington County Commissioner 
  • M. Casteel – Aloha High School 
  • C. Hoover – Minuteman Mortgage – Her mother
  • *B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage – Benjamin Franklin
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee – Mickey Mantle 
  • P. Bransford – Washington County – Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln
  • E. Wordel – Washington County 

*2019 ABA Board Member

3 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

A – Treasurer Report – Teresa Greeno  $1324.84 in bank

  • Still need to pay Shop with a Cop donation

 B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

  • October Member video – Schmidt & Yee 
  • November ABA Non-profit – Edwards Center

4 – ABA 2020 Board Election – Mike Schmidt – https://youtu.be/HmK5jO7yigk

  • 4 Board Members to elect, 4 Candidates
    • Alison Stone, Steve Leitz, Sally Fabre, Scott Rennie
  • No further nominations
  • Move to elect these 4 to the board – seconded and passed
  • Brian Merritt will continue to serve

5 – Guest Speaker:  Commissioner Dick Schouten – Washington County Updates

  • Overview
  • Funding coming available for changes along TV Hwy
    • Moving Forward TV Hwy
      • Improved pedestrian connectivity
      • Strategic intersections and roadway improvements
      • Improved bus stops
      • Transit priority
    • Metro council considering 2020 ballot measures to fund regional transportation projects 
    • TV Hwy and 185th identified as high priority corridors
    • TV Hwy has high rate of fatalities and injury
    • Proposed improvements
      • light rail over crossing 185th and baseline
      • Pedestrian crossing
      • Intersection improvements from Alexander to Blanton
      • Complete street improvements between Kinnaman and Farmington
      • New sidewalks and ADA ramps
  • Widen 198th to 3 lanes
    • New bridges
    • Storm drainage upgrades
    • Continuous bike lanes and sidewalks
    • Intersection safety improvements
    • Kinnaman road realignment
    • Sound walls on North side installed
  • Clover Court – controversial Luke Dorf development on 170th and Bany.  
  • May 2020 Levy – library and public safety

6 – Testimonials / Announcements –  

  • Beaverton High School Craft fair this weekend
  • Aloha Community Library – Day of Giving Tuesday December 3rd
  • NW Chinese Academy – Friday Open House November 22nd 8am.  Light breakfast served
  • Beaverton Education Foundation – Community Support Needed for Aloha High School 
  • Aloha High School – Final home football game this Friday at 7pm.  Game 2 of Playoffs! 7pm Kick Off, $5 per students, $8 per adults
  • AHS Grad Party Fundraisers
    • Can Drive at Aloha Saturday November 16th
    • Poker Game at Peppermill Saturday November 16th $25 buy in
  • AHS Leadership Tree Sale fundraiser
  • Shop with a Cop – support Reedville Elementary School, 15 families signed up, Reedville Presbyterian to host party after.  Thank you to the community for support.    
  • Aloha High School Football Playoff game – Friday at 7 pm against Lakeridge (At Aloha High School)     
  • Aloha High School Play – Blithe Spirit – Nov. 15-16, 21-23rd
  • Aloha Tree Lighting – November 30th from 6 – 8 pm (We have a tree!!)
    • ABA Business Member involvement at our booth (bring pens!!)
  • Night to Shine – 2/7/2020 – Volunteers and Guests Needed along with donations – westside.nighttoshine.com 
  • The ABA has a new PO Box Address: PO Box 5872, Aloha, OR 97006-5872

Next Meeting:  Thursday December 12th, 2019

Blanket and Canned Food Drive

Guest Speaker:  Beaverton Together 

Celebrating another year together!

 2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meeting held November 7th @ 8 AM

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/  

 

October Luncheon Notes

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
In Attendance: 25
Called to Order: 11:30

1- Introductions – What failures have you had in business and/or life and were able to learn from?

  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance – Business-get all verbal agreements in writing before signing lease. Marriage-divorce but still friends. Parenting-helicopter parenting. Personal-walking away from God at 18 but now walking very close!
  • A. Gunter – Agape Community Insurance – Runs an adult foster care service with a focus on mental health. Uses failure as a way to learn.
  • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church – Were not as supportive of son in school as they wish they had been. He had learning disabilities and they feel they should have been more active in helping him.
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club – did not pursue National Guard assistance with college. Wishes she had.
  • S. Beasley – Beaverton Education Foundation – wishes she did more in college, reached out more and participated more
  • L. Taylor – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity – was initially devastated by a layoff but it led to a new job.
  • J. Doane – TVWD – feels that things in LA don’t work, but they work out for him in Portland. He feels he is the “right person for the job” and gets things working
  • D. Lopez – Westside Community Church – was in gangs in middle school and high school, watched friends go to prison and get deported but pulled himself out and learned from it and now works to steer youth/away from that
  • A. Terrones – WCSO – adoption of family members they turned down. Regrets not taking them in and thinks they would be better off had she. Because of this past decision, she has a passion for working with and for struggling youth. WCSO is hoping to merge with Beaverton PAL to reach more kids
  • J. Whitehouse – Edward Jones – 23 years in the Marines, learned leadership from a young age. Wake up with the goal to be better today than yesterday, to fail forward. Edward Jones pushes him to be better
  • J. Southgate – Southgate Consulting – because of his “missed opportunities” he has learned to counsel young people to pursue their dreams
  • D. Fairhurst – Curves – feels she is missing out on opportunities to spend time with family, and has put business up for sale to spend more time with kids, present in the community, voice in the schools and work with youth
  • B. Flint -INLINE Commercial Construction – wish they had made better hiring decisions early on, failures in marriage led to opportunities to learn and grow
  • D. Flint – INLINE Commercial Construction – has had cancer twice, learned to find new paths to success, to investigate, to do his due diligence, and to think through before making decisions
  • K Larmanger – Atlantis Caregiving – spends too much time at work and not enough with kids. Does not want her kids to think she spends too much time at work not with them. Should have started working in community earlier rather than working for big HMO.
  • K. J. – Atlantis Caregiving – professional failure – not jumping on opportunities because she was scared. Personal Failures – needs to pay more attention to choices and chances taken and proactively make change.
  • K Bolin – Edward Jones – was going to be in computer science, room for only 40 in her program and and she was 42. She couldn’t commit to 6 years so she took the easiest route to graduate which was home economics – looks at it as “home resource management” regrets not pushing to get ahead in computers. Took Mom and Grandparents for granted, expected them to be there. Wish she would have spent more time appreciating them.
  • M. Ortiz – NW Chineese Academy – failures turned into the grander plan and discovered education as her path because she couldn’t pursue her original goal. Trying to teach her daughter to live her truth and become what she wants to be, not what others tell her to be
  • MK – Agape Community Insurance – failure in not standing up for himself, he is learning to do that and to express himself. Went into a bad business deal and learned from it.
  • M. Schmidt & Yee – personal failure should have had the better meal at lunch today. 😉 Been practicing law for 40 years, but soon after he started, he was working on a criminal case. He was working at his desk and the client called saying “Aren’t you supposed to be here today?” He had missed a court appearance and as a result, he learned to keep better track of calendar
  • S. Rennie – Schmidt & Yee – needs to spend more time with his kids while they are still young.
  • R. Bradley – Mackley Auto Group – started business to help family but it resulted in less time with family.
  • K. Peiris – Taste of Pearl Catering – He grew up in a privileged family but took it for granted and “destroyed” family finances, wishes he’d apologized instead of partying and not going to school. Regrets taking advantage of parents because now they are gone and he can’t make it right. Teaches his son not to do that. He is very giving and trusting sometimes people take advantage of him. He turned his hobby into his job, followed passions
  • C. Hoover – Minuteman Mortgage – Bought a “salvaged” car on Craigslist and learned quickly, not to get a car without airbags when she got into an accident. Feels life has its ups and downs, that they are part of the human condition. There is no such thing as perfection, perfection is an illusion, Life is not what happens to you, it is how you react.

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

  • Board nominations next month
  • Sally Fabre will run again for President
  • 3 spots available, please make nominations
  • Brian Merritt made a video for Inline Commercial Construction. It is on our website as well as our Facebook page.

A – Treasurer Report – Sally Fabre for Teresa Greeno

  • $1500 in bank
  • We are giving a check to Shop With a Cop for $150

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Sally for Brian

  • ABA Business of the Month – September video https://vimeo.com/361692527
  • October ABA Business of the Month- Schmidt & Yee
  • November ABA Non-profit – Edwards Center

3 – October 10th – World Mental Health Day – https://youtu.be/kgOLNocUjiQ

  • Sally Fabre has family member who struggles – feels we all deal with our own struggle, wants to take a funny look at mental health to be positive. There are a lot of people suffering and don’t realize how common it is.

4 – Guest Speaker: Michael Schmidt and Scott Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – Topic: Trick or Treat Legal Fun!

  • Pam Yee is not here today. At Schmidt & Yee she represents both business and individuals entities, handles real estate, probate, and estate planning
  • Mike Schmidt does wills, trust, probate, guardianships and conservatorships
  • Scott Rennie – works alongside Pam Yee in business, real estate, disputes. Real Estate easements, purchase agreements, property matters
    • Operate as “LLC” over sole proprietorship, because sole proprietorship brings with it more personal responsibility. A creditor can take your personal property rather than just take from the business.
    • Partnership can be worse than sole proprietorship because you can have assets taken from you if your partner fails
  • Legal trivia
    • Strictly Google Q&A, not “legally vetted” 🙂
    • 1990 what food was legal currency in Germany – sausages
    • What must you have in Memphis to beg on the street – $10 license to beg
    • Where can you not perform a marriage ceremony in Oregon – ice rink
    • If you want to ride a donkey in Kansas what hat do you have to wear – straw hat
    • What came first – in Georgia it is illegal for chickens to cross the road
    • In Massachusetts you can have a dual with any weapon except for a water pistol
    • In Tennessee you can not sleep while driving
    • If you are going to sing in North Carolina you must be on key

5 – Aloha High School Football – https://youtu.be/mVMJ3j99xOI

  • Undefeated, currently 5-0, they beat Jesuit

6 – Testimonials / Announcements –

  • The ABA Board election is coming up in November. Please submit nominations to ExecSec@AlohaBusinessAssociation.com
  • Aloha Tree Lighting – November 30th from 6 – 8 pm (We need a tree!!)
  • Night to Shine – 2/7/2020 – Volunteers and Guests Needed along with donations – westside.nighttoshine.com – Priscilla Roberts – video https://vimeo.com/318275164
    • Prom for special needs kids.
    • Need for funds to put it on
    • Can volunteer
    • Can suggest someone to go (must be 14 or older)
    • 100,000 guests worldwide
  • November 7th Partnership with Community through Westside Community Church
  • NW Chinese Academy Nov 22nd Open House
  • The ABA has a new PO Box Address: PO Box 5872, Aloha, OR 97006-5872

Next Meeting: Thursday November 14th, 2019
ABA BOARD ELECTIONS
November Business of the month: Edwards Center

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant
Please invite someone to join!
The ABA Board would like to thank
Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meeting held October 3rd @ 8 AM

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/

September Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Notes                                              

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

In Attendance:  25

Called to Order:  11:40

1- Introductions –  What are your economic concerns for Aloha

  • *B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage – maintaining Aloha’s identity without being absorbed into Beaverton or South Hillsboro
  • K. Larmanger – Atlantis Caregiving – senior citizens battle between food and health care, lack of knowledge for additional care sources
  • A.J. Bustamante – Westside Community Church – lack of financial assistance in schools
  • B. King – concerns about expansion in area leading to rising prices of houses 
  • D. Huish – Mt Olivet Church – concern about loss of Bales Thriftway
  • D. Flint – INLINE Commercial Construction – concerns about making schools upgraded and affordable/medical services to serve people
  • A. Stone – Stone Construction – safety in our area, of most concern – the streets and congestion.  
  • M. Ortiz – NW Chinese Academy – how to reach community members coming from a variety of economic levels, how to assist and support the community
  • J. Whitehouse – Edward Jones – want to keep Aloha Aloha, rising house prices, safety and congestion issues are a concern
  • J. Doane – TVWD – concerned with community support
  • A. Watson – TVWD – concern about raising rates and congestion on roads from construction on TVWD additional water supply sources
  • A. Gunter – Agape Community Insurance – concerned about lack of resources for foster care kids/mental health resources
  • M. Farrell – Village Without Walls – support for older adults in need
  • M. Appel – Miller Paint – infrastructure concerns – South Hillsboro development and Cornelius Pass will extend to Farmington.  Does not see that the roads are getting widened and that is a very big safety concern.  
  • E. Rawlinson – WCSO – concern about roads with expansion traffic affecting businesses and overall safety
  • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – Becoming harder to do estate planning for the community 
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance – How do we help Aloha stay Aloha, we are the “step child”. Lighting, congestion, lack of office buildings are a concern.  Would like to see more businesses in the area. We need affordable retail stores to bring business to Aloha not just storage units. We need to clarify code issues for businesses run out of homes/zoning concerns

*Denotes ABA Board Member

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

    • Good Neighbor Project – success, community came together that day.  Video shown. 15 different projects occurred. 529 people turned out.  AJ thanks everyone.  
    • Aloha Freshman Dessert – Not enough funds going into school.  800 new freshman, 500 showed up to dessert. Many financially strapped at home/60 homeless.  Goal to make school a sanctuary for them, teachers as friend, etc. Graduation rate needs to go up.   
    • Shop With a Cop Fundraiser at Baskin Robbins August 31st- handed out helmets, successful fundraiser.  
    • ABA is NOT renewing Washington County Forum Membership and will be donating $150 to Shop With a Cop instead

A – Treasurer Report – Sally Fabre for Teresa Greeno – 55 paid members, $1500 in bank

B – Community Partnerships / Communications 

  • ABA Spotlight Business of the Month- INLINE Commercial Construction – 
    • 35 years plus in existence,  2nd generation business, growth of Aloha has changed so much and are trying to keep up with the times
    • Schools need so much work, state money is not enough
    • try to hire local.  Hope that hired employees stay in the area and buy homes here 
    • Times are changing fast
    • Streets are dangerous
    • Donate and try to help where they can
    • Inline Commercial only focusing on Medical Offices, Schools and Banks
  • Video: Homer Simpson: An Economic Analysis (https://youtu.be/9D420SOmL6U)
    • “middle class” economic view through the eyes of Homer Simpson

3 – Guest Speaker:  John Southgate – Consulting for Washington County (Economic development for Aloha)

  • Native Oregonian
  • Urban planning and economic development focus
  • Left pubic employment years ago but now does consulting work for the area
  • Community planning for Aloha 
  • Washington County – important contributor to state
  • If you are not a city it is harder to build community and enact change
  • Code enforcement lacking
  • Should we build a city rather than community?
  • WaCo does not have economic development services for Aloha
  • Count on assistance from other cities
  • Know there is a need
  • Working on having a staff and providing this service
  • Goals of developing Economic Development Services for Aloha
  • Aloha has challenges, working with county to help alleviate these concerns
  • Help Aloha be less of a “step child”
  • Residential areas near AHS on 185th were allowed for commercial but country made the codes difficult and expensive to the point where it won’t work
  • Infrastructure concerns – who do we voice that too?  County Commissioner? 

4- Testimonials / Announcements – 

  • Village without Walls – 3rd annual members meeting focus on community – special programs set up.  October 2nd 3:30 – 5:30 at Brookwood Library
  • Senior Grad Party – Fundraising for sober and safe grad party – bottle can return planned this week, and will happen every few months.  Currently looking for sponsors and donations for the party.
  • Miller Paint – LLS Fundraiser – Blood drop program – donate $1 for each blood drop to be hung in stores.  
  • We still have availability for September for use of the ABA Member Booth at ACFM!  Please sign up today!
  • AHS Community Partnership Dessert – Thursday 9/19 7-8:30 at Westside Community Church (canceled until November)The ABA Board election is coming up in November.  Please submit nominations for new members!
  • Aloha Tree Lighting – November 30th from 6 – 8 pm – we need a tree
  • Pamplin Media – working on a focus page for Aloha advertising

 

Next Meeting:  Thursday October 10th, 2019

October Business of the month: Schmidt and Yee

 2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meeting held September 5th @ 8 AM

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/  

 

August Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting     Thursday, August 8th, 2019

In attendance:  23

1- Introductions –  

*S.Fabre – Agape Community Insurance

A Gunter – Agape Community Insurance

J. Doane – Aloha Community Library

K. Larmanger – Atlantis Caregiving 

J. Underwood – Beaverton Towing

K. Bolin – Edward Jones

G. Lompa – Edwards Center

M. Evanson – Edwards Center

In Line Commercial Construction

R. Bradley – Macley Auto Group

*B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage

M. Ortiz – Nonna Emilia Ristorante Italiano

R. Osman – Omni Realty

*M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee

S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee

*T. Greeno – Transaction Realty NW LLC

A. Watson – Tualatin Valley Water District

J. Doane – TVWD

G. Dyke – TVWD

E. Rawlinson -WCSO

A.Terrones – WCSO

L. Taylor – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

J. Whitehouse – Edward Jones

*ABA Board Member

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

  • No Board Meeting this Month due to lack of Quorum

A – Treasurer Report – Teresa Greeno

  • $1200 in bank

B – Community Partnerships / Communications 

  • Business of the Month – Beaverton Towing 
  • Video shown
  • Jean Underwood spoke about business and commitment to community

3 – Discussion on Reasons we are called to Community – during introductions each of us discussed what we thought of when we heard the word “community”. Unity, Support, Local, Diversity were some of the common themes provided. Sally circulated a hand out on what community is:

  • Community is encouraging – creates the ideal environment to be a friend, pursue a teach or train a student. Bear each others burdens. We each have something to teach and to learn
  • Community is fun – it should never be boring or forced. Our culture discourages taking time for fun but it’s a necessary part of good mental health.
  • Community encourages personal growth – the gathering of more than one brings out the best of us; builds unity; uses the gifts and talents each of us has been given; builds a safer community; and builds unity of one purpose.
  • Community fosters love – Martin Luther King, Jr quoted “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I have decided to love.” We must learn to live with each other and forgive.
  • Community is life-giving – we are better together than we are alone. When we grow in relationship with others, we’re giving the gift of life to another.

Questions for the group:

  • How can the ABA continue to build community?
  • How can your business or non-profit support community?
  • What gifts and talents can you bring to the table to help build community?
  • What opportunities can you bring to the ABA to build community?

4 – Testimonials and Announcements:

  • The Reedville Presbyterian Church was hosting its Table in the Yard Community BBQ this evening – 8/8 6-8 pm
  • The Westside Cruisers Salute to Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show is Saturday, August 10.
  • The Good Neighbor Project is Sunday August 25.  Go to www.goodneighborpdx.com for more details and to sign up to volunteer.
  • Scooping with the Sheriff will be at the Aloha Baskin Robbins on August 31.  2-6 pm 100 bike helmets for children will be given away.
  • There will an Incoming Freshman Dinner at Aloha High School on Thursday September 5 from 6 to 8.  It is hoped that the event will help bond freshman to the school community and will make their school career more successful.
  • There will be a Community Partnership Dessert at Aloha High School on Thursday, September  19 from 7-8:30. Hosted at Westside Community Church
  • The National Night Out will be held in conjunction with the Aloha Farmers Market this evening.
  • The Aloha Library is developing a policy to sell naming rights to different sections of the library as a means of raising funds.
  • Habitat for Humanity has developed a home repair program to help people stay in their homes. Also a great support to Veterans who need repairs done.
  • The Westside Community Church is setting up an office for the Washington County Sheriff’s deputies to use so they don’t have to do paperwork in their vehicles.
  • NW Chinese Academy has space available for both large and small meetings.
  • Tualatin Valley Water District  will host open houses at its headquarters on Wednesday, August 14 from 5 pm to 7 pm, and on Saturday, August 24 from 9 am to 11 am regarding a proposed rate increase.

 President Sally adjourned the meeting at 1:00 pm

 Notes submitted by Mike Schmidt, edited by Malia Paulsen

Next Meeting:  Thursday September 12th, 2019

September Business of the Month – Inline Construction

 2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/  

 

July Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting    

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Called to Order:  11:45

In Attendance:  20

1- Introductions –  

  • M. Rouse  – Hook SEO
  • R. McCue – Ponderosa Meats, Nonna Emelias
  • J. Marcott – Hook SEO
  • *B. Merritt – Movement Mortgage
  • S. Savine – WaCo Long Range Planning
  • D. Bradley – Macley Auto Group
  • R. Bradley – Macley Auto Group 
  • K. Larmanger – Atlantis Caregiving (changed from ComForCare)
  • M. Sanfilippo – Atlantis Caregiving 
  • A. Stone – Stone Construction Company 
  • *T. Greeno – Transaction Realty
  • H. Myers –  Imagine Possibilities
  • J. Doane – TVWD
  • *S. Leitz – Baskin Robbins
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee
  • * S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance
  • Pastor J. Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian Church
  • K. Harris – Aloha Community Farmers Market 

*ABA Board Member

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

  • No Board Meeting this Month
  • Concert in the Park was a success, all 500 hotdogs eaten 800-1000 people estimated in attendance
    • THPRD plans to continue holding the first Concert in the Park at Mountainview Champions Park with the ABA  
    • Concert in the Park video shown.  
    • Thank you to Rob McCue for Hotdogs. Thank you to Costco for $50 gift card toward chips, Agape Community Ins helped sponsor the remainder along with paper products and relishes for the hot dogs
  • Treasurer Report – Teresa Greeno
    • Invoices and PayPal are now working correctly
    • $1350 in Bank
    • 46 current members
  • Community Partnerships / Communications 
    • Non-Profit of the Month – Aloha Community Farmers Market

3 – A Long Day (with no Cybersecurity) – video

4 – Guest Speakers:  

  • Don and Rebekah Bradley –  Cybersecurity Business Breach
    • Had just started their business, in January when they started noticing that they were getting leads supposedly generated from their website-but they could tell that they were not actually from their site.  They became nervous. The website appeared to be working as normal. Next they started getting calls about cars they did not carry. They learned that someone had cloned their website. They learned this on a Saturday when their website host company was closed.  As a result the cloned website had all weekend in which it collected car deposits and applications for credit checks. They had to go through the FBI and FCC to file reports and the cloned site was pulled down within 2 hours. Still do not know where those deposits went.  Feel attack came from overseas. They were not the only business hit. They hit multiple car dealerships. Their website company has now increased their site security. She checks every day now to see where their site visits and leads are coming from, and they make sure the majority are from the US.  Their map link was recently hit and visitors were redirected to the Ukraine. They have increased the security of their firewall, and are maintaining knowledge of links. Do not know what Go Daddy did to prevent this in the future. Their website was down off and on while it was being repaired, this had a negative impact on business.  Still use GoDaddy and have not had any further issues. You must be vigilant
  • Matt Rouse – Hook SEO Digital Marketing – Cybersecurity 
    • A non-profit recently spoke to them about how their website had become so corroded by hackers, and with no funds to repair it, they ended up having to just build a new site.  
    • Hackers take all the information from multiple sites and put it all on one server allowing them to corrupt multiple sites at once
    • Security patches need to be kept up to date.  Any link on your site opens you up to vulnerability.  
    • Keep password up to date and strong
    • Use password management software
    • “Last Pass” is a password management software they recommend
    • An employee bringing in their own home computer and  logging on to the internet, can infect the entire company
    • If you use sharing drives – drop box, one drive, etc and one gets infected, it can infect the entire commpay
    • Ransomware – FBI can go after them and insurance can help financially, however once your files are encrypted you can not unencrypt them
    • Recommend companies backup data at an offsite area
    • Always have malware and cyber security software
    • Do not open links you do not know.
    • If you start getting pop ups, unplug your network cable and turn off router to keep it from spreading
    • Use a virus scanner, strong passwords, and educate your staff.
    • Backup data in an offsite storage
    • There is a WordPress plugin called Wordfence, it can help block attacks from outside 
    • If your username is “admin” change it 
    • If your username is your name, change it

4 – Testimonials –

  • Thank you to Ponderosa Meats for the beef and pork hotdogs!  They were excellent

5 – ACFM – Non Profit of the Month – Kody 

  • They are targeting the free meal programs at schools to let them know about snapmatch (food program)
  • Selling bags at market to help fund the snap match program
  • Looking for more farm products
  • Word of mouth is their best source of advertising
  • “Pacific Beach” party next week
  • Every second Thursday is “Makers market”
  • Every week there is a theme
  • Looking for a shirt sponsor
  • Looking for help with grant writing and sponsorships 
  • Looking for $250 t-shirt donation
  • Need to increase word of mouth  because there is no central news source
  • Avg 750 visitors each week, but need 1000
  • Thank you to Brian and ABA for their video
  • ABA booth is the only way for “brick and mortar” to be there

5 – Spotlight Presentation:  

Dyami Valentine – Moving Forward TV Hwy Update

  • Tv Hwy corridor, transportation focus 
  • Recommendation for further consideration
    • Transit stop upgrades
    • Pedestrian crossings
    • Protected bike lanes
    • Center running transit operations
    • Raised median at warranted locations
    • Transit queue bypass at 198th, 205th, and 209th
  • Regional investment strategy
    • 2018 
      • Regional housing bond development
      • Parks and Nature bond development
      • Transportation development
      • Housing bond election
    • 2019
      • Parks and nature bond development
      • Transportation development
      • Housingbondimplimenttion
      • Parks bond election
    • 2020
      • Housing bond implementation
      • Parks bond implementation
      • Transportation funding election
  • Key outcomes for TV Hwy
    • Improve safety especially for vulnerable users
    • Support growing communities
    • Connect low income and communities of color to opportunity
    • Make it easier and more reliable to get around
    • Support economic growth and system connectivity
    • Leverage investments
  • Corridor vision and needs
    • A corridor were all people and goods can travel safely and reliably to support our growing communities
  • Corridor investments
    • Over $20M from ODOT committed to improvements
    • Safety access 
    • Enhanced pedestrian crossings
    • Lighting
    • Sidewalks (infill and widen)
    • Bike lanes (protected)
    • Raised Medians
    • Intersection improvements including sign and ADA upgrades
  • Enhanced transit considerations
    • Bus stop amenities
    • Bus pullouts
    • transit signal and lane priority
  • T2020 schedule
    • Local investment teams
      • July 15:  185th avenue corridor
      • August 19: TV Hwy corridor
      • September 18:  Task force meeting September 18 
  • Dyami_valentine@co.washington.or.us

Susanne Savin – Aloha Tomorrow Ordinance Update

  • Was here in March with briefing about Aloha Town Center area 
  • Open house at Grange in April – drafted ordinance proposal
  • Aloha Tomorrow Study – 2017
    • Built off Aloha Reedville Community Plan
    • Focused on area centered around TV Hwy and 185th (175-192nd) 
    • Land Use recommendations – promote a walkable, livable town center near TVHwy and 185th
    • Many written comments submitted
    • Support for eliminating drive thru and pole signs
    • Concern about the possible impact on property values and taxes which could affect low income residents
  • Ordinance no. 857 filed and published June 19
  • Looking to establish community core mixed use district
  • Looking to establish neighborhood mixed use
  • Community core will have higher residential use
  • New development standards
    • Locate fronts of buildings to street and parking to back and side
    • Require window areas and awnings
    • New development standards allow a reduced number of off street parking for residential conversions
    • Prohibit  or limit drive thrus
    • Prohibit sign poles
    • Allow 15 foot monument signs
  • July 24th first planning commission hearing 6:30
  • Aug 27 first board of commissioners hearing 6:30
  • You can provide feedback to the county via email, fax or US mail 
  • https://www.co.washington.or.us/alohatomorrow/ordinance

6 – Announcements – 

  • Aloha Blood Drive – July 31st –  11:00am – 4:00pm – Baskin Robbins 
  • Reedville Presbyterian Church – Table in the Yard Community BBQ –      July 25th and August 8th 6-7pm
  • Westside Cruisers – Salute to Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show – August 10
  • Scooping With a Sheriff – August 31st Baskin Robbins
  • July 26 – Imagine Possibilities Golf tournament  still looking for golfers, they are auctioning off a Surface Pro

 

Next Meeting:  Thursday August 8th, 2019

August Business of the Month – Beaverton Towing

 2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

 

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings – August 1st @ 8 AM

 

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June Luncheon Notes

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Called to Order: 11:45

In Attendance: 20

1- Introductions –  What’s the most important quality in a team member?

  • S Fabre – Agape Community Insurance – transparency and use of the gifts of everyone on the team
  • H Meyers – Imagine Possibilities – diversity of thought and background celebrating them, not tolerating
  • K  Burke – Imagine Possibilities – sense of commitment to larger cause
  • A Watson  – TVWD – leaders can’t always be right, more views leads to better outcome
  • A Terrones – WCSO – Teamwork makes the dream work, work with partners and bring strengths together
  • M Huchinson – Guest – Reedville Pesbyterian – open communication
  • Pastor J Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian – know where the bottom is together 
  • P Miller – Westside Cruisers – ability to disagree but commit to moving forward
  • A Stone – Stone Construction Company – working together
  • MK – Agape Community Insurance – diversity of thoughts
  • M Rouse – Casteel Digital Marketing – Team members who can help out where business owners can’t
  • J  Marcott – Guest – likes pen communication 
  • D Huish – Mt Olivet Baptist Church – important to work together, jump in and get it done
  • K Bolin – Edward Jones – difference between management and leadership look at being a leader not a manager
  • AJ Bustamante – Westside Community Church – authenticity genuine connections
  • J Fritz – team work in general, know your role and commit

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

  • BSD has eliminated the School to Career Program.  As a result Tabitha McCampbell is no longer working within the BSD, and has had to step down from the board.  We have a board position open. Steve Leitz of Baskin Robbins will fill in for Tabitha’s position for the remainder of the year.  (Voted in by Members in attendance) Hope to work with him to increase Aloha activities.  
  • THPRD Party in the park – Costco donated a $50 Gift Card which was used towards chips, Rob McCue of Ponderosa Meats has donated hot dogs and buns, Agape Community Insurance donated paper products, condiments, and remaining cost of potato chips

A – Treasurer Report – Teresa Greeno – Sally for Teresa – 1233 in bank, 52 paid members

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Sally for Brian

  • Nonprofit of the Month – Imagine Possibilities – Video shown – Fundraisers noted – Golf tournament at Pumpkin Ridge, auction at Embassy Suites.  Imagine Possibilities has a 40 person waiting list. Thank you to Brian for video, community is encouraged to come visit, just let her know when.  60th anniversary approaching, need for community support.  

3 – YouTube video – Teamwork with a Cause (https://youtu.be/itf8lJIeiXU)

  • “Here Comes the Boom” movie clip

4 – Sally Fabre and MK – Building Healthy Teams (recap of Leadercast 2019)

  • Important to be a team and to be transparent in what you are doing in the work force and in life
  • You want to know why someone is coming to work for you, you want them to know what you are about, what your organization is about.  
  • Easier to train a doer and to know what they did and why.  
  • Ask about stories so you know them
  • Clarify what you and your organization is about
  • Fuel for your team is the what and why
  • Organize the what
  • Discussion discussion discussion
  • GH – Southwest Airlines
    • Don’t take yourself too seriously or you aren’t open to change
    • Not afraid to lose clients by being themselves
    • If someone is a great leader it is contagious
    • Empower our people, listen to them, trust them
    • Collect and tell stories
  • Caroline Leaf – Brain Doctor
    • Brain vs Mind
    • Use mind to key in on intrinsic motivation
    • Must function as a community – connect and support each other
      • See Sally’s personal story from below
    • Don’t suppress, be transparent.  
      • Sally has homeless son, she has to trust he is being taken care of.  
      • Don’t hold it in
      • The older she gets the more she does not care what people think of her, she wants to tell her stories we are all going through something
    • Bodies are built for anxiety and emotions.  We have to learn to tell our stories to people who are safe.  We need to train our brains and not disregard a person’s story.  When we suppress emotions our process is off, leads to anxiety and depression.
  • Personal story – Sally’s phone line was cut, disrupting business, but clients know she is doing her best, she can work from home.  She could yell or she can calm down and recognize she will be okay. Her clients know she will take care of them no matter where they are.  Trained her brain to recognize you can make it a high stress situation or you can allow life to happen and know it will be okay,  

MK

  • Marcus Samuelsson (restaurant owner)
    • Evolve as a leader, stay curious
    • If you are not curious you will get left behind
    • Stay connected
    • Walked home at night, talked to the community about restaurant to learn how to better serve community needs
    • Learned to communicate through food when language was not always an option
    • Don’t let a bad day cloud your perspective
    • Figure out how to manage stress
    • If you are passionate about something you can make a difference
  • Carla Harris – top female in Wall Street
    • Healthy teams embrace authenticity and collaboration and conflict productively, find common ground to resolve conflict.  Embrace differences. Embrace encouragement
    • Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.  Delegate work

Sally 

  • Craig Springer 
    • Be responsible for your own results, take ownership of where you went wrong
    • Create culture of relational repair “I am sorry for…” rather than excuses
    • Rigorous reviews – look at what went wrong and confront it
  • Patrick Lenioni
    • Humility is most important
    • Hunger leads to a great work ethic (hunger for work and success)
    • Interview people outside the office (how do they treat others)
    • Scare people with sincerity
    • Since we all struggle, ask your team where they struggle most.  Be honest where you struggle and ask your company to keep you accountable
  • Gayle King 
    • Take risks, make mistakes and learn from them
    • Have transparency with your team
    • Be yourself
    • Innovation and experience is a great combination
  • Juliet Funt
    • Keep white space (take time to think, blank days on your calendar, stop and slow down)
    • Hallucinated urgency – panic = have to get it done now
    • Apply a wedge – a pause in your work, ask yourself if it is time sensitive – actual or emotional
    • Jot down ideas and return to them later
    • Organize thoughts before responding to a multitude of emails
    • Add white space into day

Leadercast.com

5 – Testimonials –

  • Imagine Possibilities working with Stone Construction on adding to their facility. Stone has been very open to communication and good to work with
  • Beaver Acres – Field Day, THPRD had water station out for kids
  • Karen building a house in Reeds Crossing in South Hillsboro.  She is the number 9 homeowner, going to live in Hillsboro, gets to design house.  July 4th party on her plot of land.  
  • TVWD – K9 Trials total success TVWD provided water

6 – Announcements – 

  • Reedville Church – Community BBQs in July and August , back to school supply drive in Fall,  looking for people who would partner with them for that for funds and materials.
  • Westside – AJ Bustamante working with Aloha High School to put together dinner for 400 students at the end of August, looking to make connections to help support kids.
  • August 31st – Scooping With a Sheriff at Baskin Robbins  
  • Aloha Baseball Golf Scramble Fundraiser coming up
  • No Board meeting in July 
  • Macley Auto Group will talk about cyber security at July Luncheon
  • THPRD – 1st Concert in the Park – June 20th 6pm – 8pm
  • Westside Cruisers – Salute to Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show – August 10

 

Next Meeting:  Thursday July 11th, 2019

Non-profit of the month of July – Aloha Community Farmers Market

 2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings – June 6th @ 8 AM

on’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/  

 

April Luncheon Notes

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Called to order: 11:40

In attendance: 25

1- Introductions

  • R.  McCue – Ponderosa Meat Market, Nona Emilia’s
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee
  • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee
  • A. Terrones – WCSO
  • D. Bradley – Macley Auto Group
  • R. Bradley – Macley Auto Group
  • A. Stone – Stone Construction Company
  • H. Myers – Imagine Possibilities Center
  • U. Morefield – Costco
  • K. Harris – ACFM
  • M. Ngo – John L Scott
  • M. Casteel – AHS
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers
  • M.K. -Life Changing Dinners
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones
  • A. Watson TVWD
  • J. Doane – TVWD
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library Association
  • C. Lorentz – AHS Warrior Fund
  • *B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance

*ABA 2019 Board Member

2 – Video – Conference Call in Real Life

3 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

ABA is partnering with THPRD for its “Summer Fling” June 20th.  This will be the 1st concert in the park at Mt View Champions Park.   There will be hot dogs, bouncy houses. (Aloha Community Farmers Market will be going on across the street)

A – Treasurer Report – Teresa Greeno

  • Not in attendance – ABA is healthy and in the black, many new members and renewals

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

  • April Spotlight Business of the Month – Macley Auto Group
  • Video shown
  • Macley Auto Group will give you $50 for each referral you send them which results in purchase of or sale of a car through them.  

C – School Updates – Tabitha McCampbell

  • Not in attendance

4 – Guest Speaker – Chris Lorentz – AHS Warrior Project

  • Background
    • Established April 2015  by class of 70-71
    • Partnered with Beaverton Education Fund (501c Non Profit)
      • BEF provides donor relations, as well as financial, accounting and project support
  • Strategy
    • Maximize additional resources to provide means for optional class and extracurricular activities to develop career and personal interests
    • Empower alumni and the community to resolve issues that stem from educational funding cutbacks
    • Establish and maintain a permanent private resource for issues that stem from education cutbacks
  • The endowment and current terms fund make up current donor choices
    • Endowment fund – permanent June 2019
    • Fund reinvestment for current spending needs when funds are not available
    • Stimulate student interest in exploring career and personal development
      • Performance, field trips, displays, conferences, exhibits
  • Alumni and community funded with BEF support
  • Facebook Go warriors AHS Fund page – https://www.facebook.com/GoWarriorsAHSFund/
  • What is the Go Warriors! AHS Opportunity Fund? What does it do?
    • Engage alumni and alumni businesses to supplement community support
    • Provides a head start to fundraising and allows for flexibility with endowment earnings and contributions to explore and build
    • Permanent independent fund resources with a long term view
    • Repeatable model which can be used by grade / middle / and other high schools
  • Why will it make a difference?
    • Through funded group activity all students can build their post high school resume
    • Encourage activity innovation for staff and students by providing seed money to explore new ideas and approaches
    • Change the wider narrative currently focused on family income to student and school activities and accomplishments
    • Eventually reduce the amount of fundraising needed to gain more time to explore
  • Opportunities
    • Every year between 4-6 classes, many with families, gather for reunions during the summer – tourist opportunity
    • Many alumni owned businesses in WaCo and Portland – networking opportunity
    • Early alumni class are retiring or just retired – services opportunity
    • Approx 19,200 alumni have an emotional connection to AHS
    • If 25% of alumni and community gave $20 annually to Go Warriors capital investment would expand by $96,000 a year
  • AHS is a public high school with a supplemental endowment fund to stimulate student interest in exploring care and personal development
  • Recent accomplishments
    • Reached minimum endowment level $25,000 June 2018
    • 10 requests funded and counting
    • Social Media
    • Approved permanent charter to govern over the long term
  • Next steps
    • Expand passionate support within alumni and community
    • Grow board membership
    • Identify class representation
    • Set this years goals
    • Plan summer outreach
    • Plan website to leave facebook
  • Separate from PTO

5 – Spotlight Speaker – Imagine Possibilities Center

  • Serve children and adults with developmental disabilities
  • Founded 60 years ago (children not allowed to attend public school at the time)
  • Today serve adults, started as children only
  • More resources available for children so they now focus more on adults
  • Therapeutic yoga, horticulture therapy, music therapy, cooking club, arts and crafts
  • Sensory Garden
  • Volunteer with Cat Adoption team, Oregon Food bank
  • Need community support
    • Golf Charity Tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf
    • Auction November 2nd at Embassy Suites near Washington Square
  • Day Center, not residential
  • 74 participants
  • Community inclusion activities
  • Some funding from WaCo but only covers basics
  • Always looking for volunteers

6 – Aloha Community Farmers Market Spotlight – Cody

  • May 2nd Opening
  • 4th Season
  • 30 vendors (started with 8)
  • Need continued involvement (ABA Booth)
  • Sponsors needed for food match funds (SNAP), if you contribute $500 your business name is added to list and flyers and shirts as sponsors
  • Volunteer guides
  • HS students can volunteer
  • Employee matching
  • Increase education – Kids Club, Cultural Groups
  • Closed 4th of July
  • Funds needed for SPROUT Kids Club – need funds for wages for runner of Kids Club
  • ABA Canopy available

7 – Testimonials –

  • AHS Little Shop of Horrors production was wonderful
  • Aloha Station Coffee Shop provided coffee for ACLA Book Sale
  • Carol Zamera – helped with allergies, she is amazing

8 – Announcements – “Mark your Calendars for May”

  • Drug Turn In event – Saturday April 27th 10 – 2pm
  • WCSO – Youth Outreach – partnering with AHS – Community Dinner to allow for interaction with community and Sheriff dept – April 25th before “AHS Got Talent”.  April 25th Nonna Emilia’s is giving substantial discount on food
  • TVWD – Budget committee meeting on the 24th at 6pm to help set budget
  • April 17th at Conestoga 5:30 pm – State of County with Kathryn Harrington
  • ACLA Tulip Sale today through Saturday
  • Aloha Community Farmers Market Opens May 2nd
  • Leadercast – Building Healthy Teams – All Day (Gresham) – May 10th

9 – Drawing for tulips

Next Meeting:  Thursday May 9th, 2019

May Spotlight Business – Washington County Sheriff Office

May Guest Speaker – Ed Rawlinson WCSO

May Spot Light Speaker – Amy Terrones

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings – May 8th @ 8 AM

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/

 

March Luncheon Notes

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Called to order:  11:35

In Attendance:  25

1- Introductions – What gift or talent can we utilize for future speaker roles, committees, activities, or events?

  • A. Watson – TVWD – communications, emergency prep knowledge, outreach and communication
  • M.K. – Life Changing Dinners – Cooking coach, health and wellness
  • D. Huish – Mt Olivet Baptist Church – organization, crafty
  • A. Stone – Stone Construction Co. – AHS grad party, Beaver Acres PTO, can assemble packets, arts and craft, just ask
  • D. Bradley – Macley Auto Group – Car knowledge, looking into how to help single mothers with car issues
  • U. Morefield – Costco Marketing – just ask!
  • H. Myers – Imagine Possibilities – volunteer group of participants
  • A.J. Bustamante – Westside Community Church – producer, DJ for parties
  • T. McCampbell* – School to Career – good volunteer coordinator
  • A. Terrones – WCSO – Security and safety presentations
  • C. Zamara- naturopath – whatever is needed
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library – Books and community space for nonprofits
  • D.  Valentine – WaCo LUT – can partner for events offering info
  • S. Savin – WaCo LUT – can partner for speaking events
  • B.  Merritt* – Minuteman Mortgage – Teach people how to fix credit scores, choir director at church, drone photography
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club – outdoor events can show up with cars
  • M. Casteel – AHS principal – can offer access to 700 kids and families can communicate to large community
  • M. Schmidt* – Schmidt and Yee
  • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – can help with legal issues facing committees
  • E. Rawlinson – WCSO – bridge communication gap between Sheriff Office  and Aloha Community, would like to discuss Aloha policing soon!
  • C. Lorenze – AHS Warrior Opportunity Fund –  supports extracurricular activities and community fundraising for AHS, social media and IT background (speaker next month)
  • S. Fabre* – Agape Community Insurance – networking for events

*ABA 2019 Board Member

Video – Humorous look at proper use of cellphones in business (dropped calls, etc)

Committee Sign Up / Adopt a Road Sign up passed around

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

  • THPRD is doing a summer kickoff,  they have asked us to join on June 20th Hotdogs and chips, committee forming, looking for sponsors.  Replace ice cream socal, more info soon

A – Treasurer Report – Current balance $1,748.18 – many renewals coming in and several new members joining!

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

  • March Spotlight Business of the Month – Stone Construction Company – video.  Focus on remodeling services and accessory dwelling units
  • Working to rotate businesses on ABA’s website front page

C – School Updates – Tabitha McCampbell

3 – Guest Speaker -Suzanne Savin, Washington County Senior Planner on Aloha Tomorrow Land Use Ordinance and Dyami Valentine, Washington County Senior Planner for Moving Forward TV Hwy Project

Suzanne

  • Senior Planner WACO Long Range planning
  • Aloha Tomorrow implementation
    • 2017 Aloha tomorrow study completed, included recommendations for areas of Aloha needing improvement
      • Metro 2040 Town Center
      • Town Center Focus Area – moving towards a more walkable area
      • Transportation study area focusing on high capacity transportation options
    • Aloha tomorrow ordinance will be implementing these recommendations
    • Land use recommendations
      • Focus on promoting a walkable livable town center near TV highway/185th
      • Improvement to town center core, expansion of existing commercial areas
      • Land use district intended to provide high density residential uses and commercial uses
      • Neighborhood mixed use district located on north and south side of TV Highway
        • Provide step down in intensity of town central core area
        • Provide a main street feel to Alexander Street
      • Development standards – designed to promote pedestrian friendly transit area
        • Locate fronts of buildings close to streets
        • Locate off street parking to side or rear of buildings
        • Provide window area and weather protection
        • Provide varying architectural design
        • Provide more off street connection for pedestrian
        • Encourage residential to commercial conversion
        • Limit drive through
        • Limit pole signs to reduce visual clutter and auto centric appearance

Dyami Valentine

  • Moving Forward TV Highway Project
    • Document transit needs in the study area
    • Identify transit services and access improvements
    • Evaluate and refine Aloha Tomorrow enhanced transit and high capacity transit concepts
    • Identify next steps and responsibilities to move the project forward
    • Project goals
      • Improve safety and health for all users
      • Connecting underserved communities to opportunity
      • Efficient and effective mobility for all modes
      • Improve transit access, connectivity and consistency
      • Strengthen economic and neighborhood safety
    • Equity considerations
      • Bus 57 provides access to communities of concern, jobs, housing and social services
      • 45% of the population below 200% of poverty line
    • High Crash corridor
      • 3 times the statewide average for suburban highways
    • Poor walking conditions and biking conditions
      • 43% lack sidewalks
      • 63% lack bike lanes
      • 84% of pedestrian crashes were within 250 ft of bus stops
    • Slow transit travel time
      • Line 57 carries more than 710 riders a day
      • Transit travel time in the pm peak hour is more than twice that of auto travel time
      • Delay is the worst part of unincorporated segment
    • Regional mobility
      • Designated freight route
      • TV Highway volumes stagnant
      • Parallel facilities to experience significant growth
    • Treatments being evaluated
      • Improved pedestrian connectivity
      • Improved bike level of comfort
      • Strategic intersection and roadway improvements
      • Improved bus stop amenities
      • Transit priority
    • Implementation challenges and tradeoffs
      • safety and mobility tradeoffs
      • Cross section preferences
      • Right of way needs (railroad on south, development on north)
      • Turn pocket length for transit priority benefit
      • Bike facility preferences
      • Transit station design
      • Business access
      • Capital cost
    • Next steps
      • March – concept refinement and evaluation
      • April – public engagement and select prefered concept
      • May – project development – needs assessment, goals, vision
      • June – project development and initial project cost
      • April 3 – Public Open house, 6-8pm at Aloha Grange
      • April 4 – CPO6 Briefing
      • Mid May – ABA Briefing #2
      • End of May – file and publish draft ordinance
      • Early July – first planning commission hearing
      • Late August – first board of commissioners hearing
      • Provide feedback Alohatomorrow.com/ordinance
      • Movingforwardtvhwy.com
      • Providing feedback on ordinance – provide comments on the ordinance at the end of May through ordinance websites

 

4 – Spotlight Speaker – Bevin Wong, Senior Communications Associate – College Possible Oregon

  • Mission – making college admission possible for low income backgrounds
  • At what rate do students from high income background attain a Bachelor’s degree – 58%
    • Low income 12%
  • Serve 1500 students.  89% will be 1st to graduate, avg GPA 3.21
  • Begin Jr year of high school
    • Attend after school sessions 4 hr a week
    • Focus on test prep
    • Campus visits
    • Increase ACT score
    • Application coaching
    • Sr year focus on college applications, and scholarship applications, as well as campus visits and college prep
    • Summer bridge transition – professional communications, continued financial aid coaching, social support, academic interests and majors
    • College students – support through graduation, connect to resources via technology.  Ongoing financial aid coaching and development of study skills and self advocacy
    • Expanding to Aloha High School this fall
    • Celebrating 1st graduating class on Wednesday June 19th
    • Non profit – maintained through donations and grant funding and corporate sponsorship
    • Collegepossible.org

 

5 – Testimonials

  • Recommends Peppermill
  • Appreciated AHS recruiting outreach program – TVWD found employees for summer
  • Nonna Emilia’s helped with AHS Grad Party
  • A Cut Above Pawn helped sheriff fix a tie tack – grateful
  • AJ helped small businesses with phone line
  • Schmidt and Yee contributed to senior grad party

Welcome to Imagine Possibilities! New member & spot light speaker in April

6 – Drawing – 2 tickets to the AHS Musical – Little Shop of Horrors and 2 $5 gift cards for McDonalds

7 – Announcements –

  • Aloha Community Library having Used Book Sale starts the 19th – 23rd
  • WCSO – teenager events – search and rescue open houses, Law enforcement career day (partner with School to Career) April 4th – now accepting applications.  Nw K9 partner – Maize. June 1 K9 Trials, Safety Fair
  • Little Shop of Horrors Musical at AHS closes this weekend

 

Next Meeting:  Thursday April 11th, 2019

April Spotlight Business – Macley Auto Group

April Guest Speaker – Chris Lorenz – AHS Warrior Project

April Spotlight Speaker – Imagine Possibilities Center

Mark your Calendars – Next ABA Adopt a Road cleanup date 4/6 – meet at 8:45 am on the swim center side of AHS (Road is 198th & Johnson to 197th & Baseline)

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings – March 6th @ 8 AM

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/  


    

February 2019 Luncheon Notes

In Attendance:  30

  • *B. Merritt – Movement Mortgage
  • E. Buckley
  • Slater Dental
  • S. Bullman – Minuteman Mortgage
  • D. Bradley – Macley Auto Group
  • A. Stone -Stone Construction Company
  • H. Myers – Imagine Possibilities Center
  • Jose -independent broker
  • J. Underwood – Beaverton Towing
  • E. Rawlinson – WCSO
  • C. Wiard – Pamplin Media
  • *T. Greeno – Transaction Realty
  • J. Doane – TVWD
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library
  • *T. McCampbell – School to Career
  • A. Watson – TVWD
  • C. Lorenz –  founding member AHS Warrior Fund
  • A. Terrones – WCSO
  • A. Bustamante – Westside Community Church
  • K. Larmanger – ComForCare
  • Jessica – ComForCare
  • M. Apple – Miller Paint
  • W. Kroger – THPRD
  • Rob McCue – Ponderosa Meats, Nonna Emilias
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance
  • M. Rouse – Guest Speaker
  • D. Schouten – Wa Co Commissioner

*denotes 2019 ABA Board Member

1- Open w/special AHS video / Introductions – Sally Fabre

  • Matt Casteel – proposal video shown
  • Survey on Next Door about next town hall – Conflict Resolution

2 – Board and Committee Reports – Sally Fabre

  • Website working, new membership form is on it

A – Treasurer Report – Teresa Greeno –

  • $1501.38 between bank and paypal
  • 54 members currently
  • Paypal available, cash, check at meeting.  $760.00 in for the year ($281 ahead)

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

  • To add fresh content for your business on our website, email Brian.  New photos welcome
  • February Spot Light Business of the month – Nonna Emilia Ristorante
    • video shown  

C – School Updates – Tabitha McCampbell

3 – Guest Speaker – Matt Rouse – Topic – Social Networking

Matt Rouse – Social Media Marketing

  • Social/media for business owners
  • He has spent one million dollars on Facebook ads, and one million on YouTube and his businesses have seen growth in the double digits
  • June 2016 Facebook launches ads matching user data with consumer data
  • Google followed
  • Creating value through interaction is far more important than solving a consumer’s problem in 30 seconds
  • How to get business
    • Get and maintain brand promise
    • Show people you can help them by helping them
    • Keep them informed, entertained, and engaged
    • You want to be a trusted advisor/guide/mentor
    • Explain your value proposition
  • To be successful on social media tell consumers what they want to hear, not what you want to tell them
  • Get attention with new product announcements, community or charity event, paper-flyer-fact sheet, videos and slideshows.
  • Rather than a restaurant saying “Lasagna is $9.99” ask the potential consumer:  “Are you hungry?” and show an image of good food.
  • You built an audience now what?  Your audience is your automated sales machine
  • Marketing should start conversations
  • Q & A session:  
    • Post others reviews with permission to do so only
    • Are Social Media “check ins” beneficial?  Google tracks who comes into businesses. If you have wifi turned on on your phone business routers will pick it up and track numbers of people who walked in the door.   
    • Google reviews, Facebook are better than Yelp (Yelp reviews can be removed and are not trustworthy)  
    • Yelp user base has dropped by 40%

5 – Testimonials

  • AJ recommended Crunch Fitness – membership is a great value, recommend the trainers

6 – Spot Light Speaker – Celebrating Black History Month – Interview w/Don Reid

  • Martin Luther King Jr video – ABC news (https://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/martin-luther-king-jr-talks-issue-answers-abc-54120446)
  • Oregon residency:  87.1% white, 2.2% blacks
  • Don grew up in DC and was present for the riots after MLK was killed
  • Grew up with no whites in his neighborhood, only saw them on tv
  • God created us all so he had no negative ideas of people, everyone was the same
  • MLK’s death happened when he was 10 yrs old  
  • Riots started 2 days after
  • National guard troops, and the curfew, made many feel the world was ending.  He can remember seeing troops on the street.
  • Moved away shortly after.
  • Moved to Oregon in 1990. Graduated 1994 from University of Oregon. Wanted to teach English in Korea but was denied as not the “typical American”. Mayor of Eugene wrote letter of objection. Hired instead by city of Hillsboro Water Department as first black hire.
  • He has faced discrimination, has had officers called on him when working on the job, but recognizes officers are people too.
  • Stopped by police for no reason 16 times in Oregon (walking, on bus, driving). Not once in DC.
  • Sees police as humans and tries to deescelate situation.  
  • We are not treated equally, it would be better if we embrace our diversity.

7 – Drawing – 2 tickets to the AHS Musical – Little Shop of Horrors

8 – Announcements –

  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine – Westside Community Church – huge success, 482 showed up!  
  • AHS Grad Party Poker Night fundraiser – April 6th at Nonna Emilia
  • Blanket Drive for the Homeless – drop off at Agape Community Insurance until end of February
  • April 17 Kathryn Harrington will give the “State of the County” address 5pm at Conestoga
  • AHS Employment Fair Tuesday March 12 8am-10am will provide students with opportunities to meet potential employers for summer and training for career
  • AHS Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors” March 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16.  Tickets available at AlohaTheatre.org

Next Meeting:  Thursday March 14th, 2019

March Spotlight Business – Stone Construction Company LLC

March Guest Speaker – Suzanne Savin, Senior Planner, Washington County Subject: Briefing on Aloha Tomorrow Project

Mark your Calendars – Next ABA Adopt a Road cleanup date 4/6

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings – March 6th @ 8 AM

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abaassociation/