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
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
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The ABA Board would like to thank
Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings
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