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 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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