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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/  

January 2019 Luncheon Notes

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

South Hillsboro Expansion video – Brian Merritt

Called to Order: 11:45

In Attendance:  22

1- Introductions

  • A. Terrones – Washington County Sheriff Office
  • *T. McCampbell – School to Career
  • K. Larmanger – Comfor Care
  • R. Osmond – Omni Realty
  • M. Watson – Tualatin Valley Water District
  • D. Huish –  Mt Olivet Baptist Church
  • R. McCue  Ponderosa Meats and Nonna Emilia
  • *B. Merritt – MinuteMan Mortgage
  • Jack – Aloha ASB Co-President
  • James – Aloha Sr Class President
  • Maya – AHS Student
  • Kaitlyn – AHS Student
  • A. Stone – AHS Parent and Grad Party head
  • M. Casteel – AHS Principal
  • S. Eaton – Westside Cruisers
  • P. Roberts –  Westside Cruisers
  • E. Yon – John L Scott
  • L. Heidrich – Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • M. Chen – Guest
  • *T. Greeno – Transaction Realty
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance

*2019 Board Member

2 – Spotlight Presentation – Aloha High School

  • Wrap up Holiday Sharing efforts
  • Looking for future connections for charitable effort
  • Holiday Sharing at Aloha
    • 25 Families of feeder schools
    • Sparrow Family
    • 100+ homeless at AHS
  • Fundraisers included:
    • Tree sales
    • Movie nights
  • Thank you to AHS Staff and the community for help raising/donating:
    • $10,833.91
    • Perishable food
    • Coats, hats, and gloves
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Beds and Couches
    • Car Seats
  • Fundraising goes to help the Sparrow Program
  • Sparrow Program
    • 11th year doing Sparrow Program
    • Alisia is 11th Sparrow
      • Guillain Barre Syndrome
      • Goal of raising $15,000 for her medical expenses, etc
    • Sparrow Program has opportunities to help
      • Provide us with opportunity to serve
      • Help generate funds
      • Sponsor fundraiser
        • Pay for shirts to be made – raise a lot of $ that way
        • Allow us to volunteer with you
        • Email Erin Livingston for info
  • Senior Grad Party
    • It takes a village, we need help to pay for the expenses
      • Party will be at King Pins
    • Community can help by:
      • Making Donations
      • Pay for a Seniors Ticket
      • Sponsor the Grad Party – Logos will appear on Big Screen at King Pins, Website, and Facebook
      • Poker Night
      • Dining for Dollars
    • For more information visit the Aloha Grad Party 2019 Facebook Page

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Teresa Greeno

  • Transition from Michael Holcomb stepping down
    • Renewals last month
    • $1,188.38 in funds
    • Ended last year budget in black

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

  • New Construction in community
  • Website is updated (we want AHS donation info)
    • If you want your info on the website, email Brian
  • Curves-Jenny Craig video shown

4 – State of the Association Annual Report – ABA President Sally Fabre

  • Board met at Sally’s home Saturday January 5th, 2019
  • Video:  “Every Meeting Ever”
  • Membership – removing the $480 premier level, lack of interest
    • Going back to the basic $100 and $60 memberships
    • Annual Billing – billed when year up.
      • If 60 days lapsed since invoice due, you are removed from website and Eblasts
      • Teresa will contact if non payment and bill will be sent to address
      • After 60 days payment received, treated as new member
      • Hope to increase face to face communication
      • Membership incentive – if you bring a member and member joins you get $5 gift card
      • Refer 5 new members who join and your fee is waived for the year
    • Membership responsibilities
      • Keep us up to date on contact info
      • Spotlight speaker sign up
      • Suggestions for meetings
      • Sponsorship and participation at community events
      • Let us know your gifts and talents
      • Special website articles on your area of expertise
      • Adopt a Road participation
      • Post pictures of your business on ABA facebook page, Instagram, website – SHARE!
      • Like each others businesses on social media
      • Post good news happening in Aloha and share it on the ABA facebook and instagram
      • Check in when you visit a local ABA member on facebook and SHARE your experience
    • Community events
      • Proposed Town Hall in March/April – Conflict Resolution
      • Proposed Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social – July 21st
      • We will need a committee to handle each of these events
      • At events members have access to the 10×10 ABA Tent
        • Sign off on liability form
        • Liability insurance will be sponsored this year by Agape Community Insurance

5 – Testimonials

  • Westside Cruisers – Farmers Market booth was beneficial, good contact with community
  • A. Terrones – Heard a “Teacher of the Year” being recognized on Radio from Aloha, that was great to hear!
  • M. Chen – Ponderosa Meats has a good selection

Guest Introductions:

  • M. Chen – marketing pro for the consumer food industry,  Laid off, opened Beaverton Business Review and saw the ABA Luncheon, and came to open up networking.
  • R. Bradley – Mackley Auto Group –  Car Dealership – consignment, sales and shipment.  A portion of sales goes to Aloha Sparrow Program and Aloha Youth Football

6 – Announcements –

  • ABA Business Member of the Month – Curves – video shown
  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine – Westside Community Church 2/8/2019
    • Please volunteer and let us know about potential special needs attendees
  • Shop with a Cop – ABA helped sponsor Shop with a Cop
    • The recent BSD threats created a “Lock Out” which cancelled Shop with a Cop, so they did all the shopping for the kids and hosted a holiday party for the kids and their families.  Over 100 people came, every family was able to attend (all families are under privileged) Events like this fosters good relationships with law enforcement. It turned out well and gave opportunity to interact with the families
  • TVWD – federal funding helpful in keeping rate increases under double digits, rates going up because of need of seismic upgrades, etc

Next Meeting:  Thursday February 14th, 2019

February Spotlight Business – Nonna Emilia

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/

 

December Luncheon Notes

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Called to Order: 11:50

In Attendance:  18

Videos:

Miller Paint

Christmas Tree Lighting

1- Introductions / Year end plans and goals

  • R. Osmond – Omni Realty Group – Year End Goal acquire 30 new properties for management
  • J. Doane – TVWD – Working on Habitat for Humanity Builds
  • L. Heidrich – Fairway Ind. Mortgage – Homes for Heroes looking forward to spread the word about how they give back to Aloha Community
  • R. McCue – Ponderosa Meats and Nonna Emilia  – Trying to keep head above water as he gets his new business up and running.
  • C. Watkins – A Cut Above Pawn
  • J. McDowell – A Cut Above Pawn – Stop in and visit!  Year End goal – sell everything!
  • S. McDowell -A Cut Above Pawn – celebrating Christmas with family*B. Merritt – MinuteMan Mortgage – working to  bring on 2 more loan officers
  • K. Harrington – Outgoing Metro Dist 4, incoming Washington County Chair Board of Commissioners – Year end goal – finish up and start new position, close campaign and hit the ground running.
  • D. Schouten – Washington County Commissioner – looking forward to bringing on Kathryn Harrington.
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones – Became partner in business, going to Chicago to help significant other’s family, her team became State Women’s Bowling Champions
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee – Retaining Scott and finishing his transition year
  • S.  Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – work with Mike to cross finish line
  • AJ Bustamante – Westside Community Church, promotion decisions
  • A. Terrones – WCSO – focus on Shop With a Cop
  • *T. McCampbell – School to Career – place as many students as possible in career events
  • K. Larmanger – ComForCare – working to get case management with ARC Management up and running.
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance – Year End goal to get a full time agent in the office, has a new hire.  Looking forward to forming new holiday traditions

*ABA Board Members

2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre –

  • Board met last week.  Teresa Greeno elected as Treasurer replacing Mike Holcomb.  Tabitha and Brian are on the Board for 2 years, Mike one more year.  Board Retreat 5th of January. Send ideas for speakers, ideas and goals, etc.
  • Christmas Tree Lighting – will continue to build event and build influence in community.
  • Logo being trademarked with state
  • Continue to promote our website, it is growing and improving.

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Sally Fabre for Michael Holcomb

  • $1006.00 in bank

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Meritt

  • showed a chart showing website visits, including spikes in relation to tree lighting and other videos (videos at Community – Gallery and Events)
  • Spotlight Business of the Month – A Cut Above Pawn – Video shown

4 – Guest Speaker – Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington

  • First Group Speaking with as an incoming Wash Co Chair
  • Learning what is on the docket for 2019
  • Follow up on Aloha Tomorrow Project
  • OR is 1 of 32 states with voter pamphlet
  • Grew up in military family, moved a lot
  • College in New Hampshire – degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Chose to move to Oregon because of quality of life and high tech jobs
  • Washington County home for 29 years
  • Enjoyed high tech job, got to see how others work and live all around the world
  • Worked for Intel
  • Wanted to work for community, stepped back from Intel and got involved in community through CPO and Metro Transportation,
  • encouraged to run and ran for Metro in 2005.
  • Ran and won
  • Ran and won in Nov. for Washington County Chair,  won w/ 54%
  • Pleased to serve county
  • Why she ran –
    • Love of Washington County, serving and working for the county is close to her heart
    • Andy Duyck told her he would not run for reelection so she took it into consideration, did research and chose to run,  got lots of community support
    • Was able to run and build support despite not being able to campaign in summer due to back issues
  • What does Washington County do?
  • In 1964 the  Charter for Washington County was established.  Voters decided on 5 commissioners who are elected and serve the whole county.  4 district commissioners and 1 chair.
  • Chair responsibility is to make sure whole board of 5 has an agenda.  Serves as spokesperson for county
  • Chair position is full time, district is part time
  • Washington County does:
    • Zoning for rural areas
    • Ensure funds for courts, jails, juvenile detention, help sheriff
  • Sheriff is an elected position
  • Safety policy for whole county
  • Takes care of zoning for unincorporated areas (UA)
  • Takes Care of land use and transportation of UAs
  • Takes care of Clean Water Services
  • Delicate balance between typical county jurisdiction and rarities like UA
  • Metro works with transportation
  • Also works with Urban Growth
  • Washington County has Parks-Properties
  • Metro has regional parks and visitor venues (zoo, theatres, Events Center under construction)
  • County takes care of garbage collection, metro makes sure you have services.
  • 102 and Measure 26-119 (Affordable Housing) Washington County has lots of work to do to put together implementation strategy for homes for 12000 people.
  • Openness and Transparency are important to her.  Wants to work towards this information being more readily available.  For example on their website. You should not have to request it, it should  be readily available
  • Swearing In Tuesday Jan 8th, 2019 at 8 am.
  • State of county report currently you have to pay $35 for it, she thinks that should be available for free to community instead.
  • Plans to meet with city councils and local CPOs
  • Visit meetings to connect with community.  Both to be available, but to also hear from community and see plans
  • Does not feel Government should be hands off, feels Government should be helpful in getting people back on track not just through affordable housing.
  • Would like to see more of a reflection of our community within the County – ethnicity, financial, age, culture, etc.  Not afraid to work on issues.
  • Would like to see streamlining of community zoning.  It should not take 3 years for permits to go through.

Dick Schouten – Washington County Commissioner District 1

  • Next summer further planning for 185th and TV shopping area, finish zoning and look at private partner partnerships to improve area.  Working on 198th improvement. TV highway – need increase in bus service quantity and quality.

 Testimonials :

  • M Schmidt thanks Ponderosa Meats for their community outreach – fishing with at risk kids and hamburgers for programs
  • AJ – reminder to assist with Westside Community Church – Tim Tebow Night to Shine

5 – Aloha Business of the Month – A Cut Above Pawn

6 – Announcements –

  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine – Westside Community Church 2/8/2019
  • Homeless Blanket Drive through February Drop off at Agape Community Insurance
  • ESPD is accepting applications (community representation within sheriff office) through Dec 30th

 

Next Meeting:  Thursday January 10th, 2019

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/  

 

November Luncheon 2018

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Called to Order:  11:45

In Attendance: 26

Honoring our  Veterans

Pledge of Allegiance

Video of American Legion Aloha Post 104

1- Introductions:

  • J. Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian
  • L. Taylor – Willamette West Habitat For Humanity
  • A. Terrones – Washington County Sheriff Office
  • E. Rawlinson – Washington County Sheriff Office
  • M. Casteel – Aloha High School
  • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee
  • C. Wiard – Pamplin Media Group
  • T. Dimant – Speaker
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee
  • J. Doane – TVWD
  • M. Appel – Miller Paint
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance
  • AJ Bustamante – Westside Community Church
  • *M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computer Services – retired
  • *B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage
  • M. Creamer – Family Heritage
  • D. Huish – Mt Olivet Baptist Church
  • K. Larmanger – ComforCare
  • L. Larmanger – ComforCare
  • R. Osmon – Omni Realty Group
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club
  • S. Block – Crunch Fitness
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones
  • C. Watkins – Cut Above Pawn
  • T. Greeno – Transaction Realty NW

Testimonials

  • Crunch staff is excellent
  • Omni Realty – A client recently bought a house in Aloha due to M. Casteel’s information on Aloha High School.
  • ComforCare helped Sally’s employee

2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre

  • M Holcomb sponsored our membership in Washington County Forum
  • We received a “Thank you” from Pat Garrett

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

4 – ABA Board Nominations and Elections – Michael Schmidt

Teresa Greeno, Michael Schmidt, Brian Merritt, Tabitha McCampbell, and Sally Fabre will serve as the 2019 ABA Board.

5 – Guest Speaker – Tsipora Dimant – Conflict Resolution  

  • Israeli vet
  • Works for Beaverton Mayor
  • 20+ years in service
  • Mediates community issues and officer issues
  • Works to bring peace
  • Our behaviors have an impact on each other
  • Hostile work environment remediation can take 180 days, she can usually work to a resolution in just 2 hours
  • In conflict people confuse facts with judgement
  • In conflict we go to our primitive mind or our survival brain
  • We go to defense rather than rational
  • Shame leads to blame – leads to fear- leads to defensiveness
  • Works with couples and families
  • We all have our own perceptions and interpretations
  • We need to listen to and understand each other
  • Dispute resolution center provides free services through mayor’s office
  • J. Sievert congregation used her services and they were helpful, and asks if  shame has to follow blame.
  • Process – pre-interview each person so she can help sort out issues and ensure each person gets to share without interruption and judgment.  Has each person ask and answer questions and teaches people how to negotiate
  • Able to avoid getting involved because she is an outsider and this is not her issue
  • We as people often say things not meant to be offensive, meant to be complimentary but it can easily get misinterpreted
  • All our emotions are necessary for survival we just don’t always know how to manage emotional pain.
  • Brains don’t fully develop until the age of 25.  If kids don’t learn the language of emotion they just do what their parents do.
  • She works to mediate and teach kids through resolution rather than punishment/jail

6 – Spotlight Speaker – Crunch Fitness –

  • The original “no judgements gym” (planet fitness copied them)
  • Aloha club opened a year and a half ago
  • 6500 members
  • Crunch Philosophy
  • We change people’s lives
  • Cleanliness.  Friendliness. Affordability
  • NO JUDGEMENTS
  • 6 clubs in Aloha, Gresham, Beaverton, Division Center – Portland, 2 in Vancouver
  • We make fitness fun
  • 9.95 – 29.95 a month
  • Locally owned and operated gym
  • HIT Zone – high intensity interval training
  • Small Group training
  • Class-ic Training
  • When Crunch started in 1989 classes were all they had
  • Unique classes pound, tread and shred
  • 54 Classes per week
  • UP SHOW TV
  • Have 800 – 1200 members per day
  • No cost to you – free to member
  • Your business can advertise if you give discount to Crunch members
  • Ad is seen throughout the day and every 10 min
  • Special for ABA members – no enrollment
  • Check out “Crunch Awards Program”

7 – Organization of the Month – American Legion

8- Announcements –

  • Spike in property crimes – vehicle and mailboxes in particular, trying to develop a new routine “#9pm” encouraging people to turn on outside lights and lock up at 9pm each night.  Hope it can decrease property crimes
  • ABA will have tent at the Aloha Christmas Tree Lighting. Members can volunteer to man our tent, let Brian know if you want to help.  WE NEED A TREE
  • Agape Community Insurance is sponsoring “Blankets for the Homeless” and their office is a drop off site running Nov – Feb.  New or gently used blankets accepted.
  • AHS Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland” November 9-10
  • Aloha Christmas Tree Lighting – November 24th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine – Westside Community Church 2/8/2019

Next Meeting:  Thursday December 13th, 2018

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/  

 

October Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda                                                

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

In Attendance: 22

Called to Order:  11:45

1- Introductions (Done during Open Forum)

2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre

  • Farmers Market Booth – Benefit is well appreciated, record crowds this year, doubled in attendance after change of location
  • Washington County Forum Membership of $150 is due for renewal, we are looking for sponsors
  • Board Elections are next Month.  Tabitha McCampbell and Brian Merritt’s terms are up and both will run again.  Mike Schmidt and Sally still have one more year. Mike Holcomb is retiring and will not run.  Looking for nominations for board election next month
  • Aloha High School highlights in Newsletter- we want to do more to promote Aloha’s story, students and good news

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb

  • $680.42 in bank/paypal.  $100 in $438 out
  • Membership – 1 renewal

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

  • Viewed Peppermill Video –
  • Donate to St Judes competition between community bars.
  • Peppermill has Pool Tables and Darts
  • ABA saw a Bump of visitors to our website after Miller Paint’s video posted

4 – Open Forum – Aloha Story – What’s your Current Business/Non-profit concern or challenge for our Aloha community?

  • M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computer Services – retiring, website/email shutting down.  No business concerns. No continuation plan. Not forgetting what he’s done the past 20 years, still enjoys it, and he will be available to help if you need via phone.  
  • E. Yon – John L Scott – involved in Homes for Heroes program w/Fairway Mortgage.  Not many know about Homes for Heroes, trying to get the word out more.
  • L. Heidrich – Fairway Independent Mortgage (former Guild) Changed to support community with Homes for Heroes.  Want to help community members who have served our country get homes
  • *B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage.  (Former Movement) Challenges are getting the word out about brokers vs lenders.  He can get better interest rates, trying to let people know
  • M. Masterson – McDonalds.  Trying To get word out for fundraising programs for schools.  Coupons for positive behavior, etc. Biggest challenge is school funding knowledge.  Wants to help schools.
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones – homelessness in the area are taking advantage of empty property behind business.  Would love to move but there are no office spaces available in Aloha. Hopeful for move to Alexander as they begin rebuilding property.  Concern over how slow community moves. How do we attract businesses? How do we allow businesses to grow?
  • F. Anderson -Retired –  Concerns over keping jobs in the area.  Concerns about transportation availability in area.  Wants more good businesses
  • C. Garrett – Volunteer coordinator for Hillsboro School Districts Secondary Schools
  • Pat Garrett – Washington County Sheriff –  Aloha is ground zero for urban unincorporated areas they serve.  Look forward to knowing how they can be better about serving our community.   Low employment rate, in need for more sheriffs in our area. Community members who want to do important rewarding work should apply.
  • K. Waddell – Comcast – Provides security to businesses, people are caught breaking and entering on camera, businesses would not know without security cameras,  Wants to benefit other businesses.
  • J. Rump – Family Heritage – provides cancer insurance to small businesses and families.  Can be devastating. Pay family directly to help with loss of income and what insurance does not cover
  • K. Larmanger- ComforCare- biggest challenge is unemployment makes potential employees harder to find.  Hard to alert community to services available!
  • D. Atkins – Key Bank –  small business banker. Bank/cc fraud overwhelms clients – trying to help before the problem grows.
  • A. Oliva – NW Chinese Academy- just moved to Blanton and 170th,  Challenge is to increase enrollment. Mandarin language and global citizens.
  • T. Greeno – Transaction Realty NW – Wants to give,  Community connection desired.
  • E. Ermita – Touching Lives Corporation – wants to assist elderly citizens
  • E. Rawlinson – WCSO serves Aloha.  Car Break ins are a problem. Don’t leave things in car, report it, Do you have a camera that caught something?  Report it.
  • A. Terrones – WCSO Community outreach.  Trying to fill Darlene’s shoes, learning how to serve us.
  • C. Wiard- Pamplin Media Group – own all community papers that are not Oregonian. Misconception that they are all only print.  They’re Not, have website. Cover Aloha where Oregonian may not.
  • N. Barkette – Peppermill Restaurant – Concern is decline in business, not sure why historically.  Want to ask community what we can do better? How can we best serve our customers and potential customers.  Fixture in Aloha How can we bring you all back?
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library – Community Room open!  Library programs, political programs. Membership on Board -need members, need to represent diversity of community  How do we get more members?
  • J. Doane – TVWD – Keep clean water flowing, building for the future and keeping it affordable for all
  • S. McDowell- A Cut above Pawn – collateral loans, high end retail,  challenge is getting customers aware of jewelry, tools, instruments, electronics, etc.  Christmas shopping can be done there! Hired onsite jeweler
  • C. Watkins.  Retired diamond setter.   A Cut Above Pawn, nothing he can’t do.  Likes Aloha, challenge is letting people know he’s there.
  • *T. Campbell – School to Career Program – BSD/HSD help students get placed with  business events. Need businesses to partner with S2C to train new workforce. Internships, etc
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance – challenge – good employees, homeless and drug use in mall.  Sad to have to consider locking door to business during work day. Call when you see something suspicious.  Board president, learning as we go. How do we rebuild Aloha, connections? How do we work as an association to reach out to each other.

* indicates ABA Board Members

Honoring of Pat Garrett – man of integrity, man who cares about his community and us.  30 year anniversary of service. The ABA feels we need to do good things for those who serve us.

  • P. Garrett  honors sheriff office, thank you to the men and women who support us
  • E. Rawlinson – culture of WCSO has changed over the past years from vietnam/military mindset to now.  Sargent speaking to you meant bad, now it means good. In Service training 1st one, alone until Pat Garrett stepped in to be his partner.
  • K. Bolin – WCSO Budget Committee – impressed by sheriff and staff, it  speaks to how they serve, good stewards of community
  • J. Doane – Scooping with a Sheriff – SHERIFF gave him ice cream.  Unheard of in other communities or states.
  • J. Doane – thanks for support of ACL, Pat reads Cat in the Hat day stories.
  • E. Yon, wife of deputy – we need ro raise awareness of what our WCSO does for us as a community.  Family in WCSO.

5 – Spotlight Speakers

  • Fairway Independent Mortgage (fmr. Guild) – Homes for Heroes
  • Passed out papers (paper slide show)
  • ACFM – attended almost all events at end of year.
  • Homes for Heroes – ways to give back
  • Law enforcement , military, EMS, teachers/school district employees, firefighters served
  • Give back on any purchase/closing
  • Can assist with VA
  • Let heroes know that there is support

6 – Business of the Month – Peppermill Restaurant

7 – Announcements –

  • Pamplin Media – Salute to Veterans publication – goes inside all publications,  500000 readership. 20 community newspapers. Advertising space available inside.  
  • Sat Oct 27th Drug Turn in WCSO
  • WCSO wants us to be aware there are car break ins increasing in Washington County
  • Miller Paint Fundraiser for LLS thru end of October
  • AHS Football Homecoming Game – October 12th
  • Adopt a Road project – October 13th – meet at 8:45 am @ AHS parking lot
  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine – Westside Community Church 2/8/2019

Blazer ticket give away – Stephanie from Cut above Pawn – winner!

Next Meeting:  Thursday November 8th, 2018 – Election for Board Positions

Conflict Resolution

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/  

 

September Luncheon Notes

Called to order:  11:45

In Attendance:  20

Viewed Miller Paint Video

Storytelling Video

Leadercast Video

1- Introductions

  • C. Evans – Evans Consulting
  • L. Taylor – Habitat for Humanity
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee
  • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee
  • M. Casteel – Aloha High School
  • J. Doane – TVWD
  • A. Terrones – WCSO
  • L. Heidrich – Guild Mortgage
  • N. Ortiz – USWC Taekwondo
  • *T. McCampbell – School to Career Program
  • G.  Lampros – Edwards Center
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones
  • R. Osmond – OmniRealty Group
  • *B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage
  • D. Schouten –  WaCo Commissioner
  • K. Larmanger- ComforCare
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Insurance Agency

* Denotes ABA Board Members

2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre

 

  • Do we want to continue with Washington County Affairs forum?  Membership gives the right to publicly ask questions. Voted to renew membership

 3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Sally Fabre – $1018 in bank

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

4 – Featured Topic:  The Importance of Storytelling – Sally Fabre

                                  Leadercast videos

 

  • During introductions members told their story of how they got to be in the business they are.  
  • Hand out provided

5 – Spotlight Speakers

 

  • Aloha High School
    • Handouts
    • Aloha has highest # of College credits prior to graduation
    • Aloha grad rate has increased
    • Goal 2 years to beat Beaverton HS Grad rate
    • Group discussion about direction of Aloha
  • ComForCare
    • 30% Children 24% of adult need assisted care
    • Rapid growth in elderly population in need of care giving
    • Center of care is in home
    • In home agencies provide screening of caregivers, matching client and caregiver, certifications,licensing bonded and insured
    • Provide trained assistance in activities of daily living, companionship
    • Provides scheduling, satisfaction checking in  and correction, employee payroll
    • In home RN’s assess need to form care plan, Transition of care planning, chronic disease management
    • Cover Washington, Marion and Yamhill counties

 

 

6 – Business of the Month – Miller Paint

7 – Announcements –

  • Miller Paint Fundraiser for LLS thru end of October
  • Scoping with a Sheriff – collected $700 in donations for shop with a cop
  • Road Clean Up October 13th – no assistance from WCSO
  • E

    dwards Center Fundraiser October 11th

  • H

    abitat for Humanity Fundraiser October 11th

  • C

    offee with a Cop October 3rd

  • W

    CSO hosting a Landlord Forum

  • Save the Date – AHS Football Homecoming Game – October 12th
  • Adopt a Rode – October 13th                    

 

                         

Next Meeting:  Thursday October 11th, 2018

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/