August Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Called to Order: 11:45

In Attendance:  19

Air Travel in Real Life – video

1- Introductions

  • L. Taylor – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
  • M. Forker –  Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
  • J. Doane – TVWD
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance
  • E. Rawlinson- Washington County Sheriff Office
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones
  • N. Paulsen – THPRD
  • *M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computer Services
  • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee
  • L. Heidrich – Guild Mortgage
  • D. Atkins – Keybank
  • M. Casteel – Aloha High School Principal
  • K. Pollard – JIL Development
  • N. Ortiz – USWC Taekwondo
  • *M. Schmidt – Schmidt & Yee

*ABA Board Members

Testimonials:

  • Scott Rennie at Schmidt and Yee helped Sally Fabre review her bylaws for her beach house.
  • Dennis Atkins at Key Bank helped Karen Bolin with funding her condo remodel
  • The Aloha High School football team helped the community with their yard work fundraiser

2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre

3 Board Members met in August
We now have a 10 x 10 Canopy w/Logo Banner
We may need to have members sign a waiver of responsibility for use
Westside Community Church is our Non Profit Member of Month.  Please check our their Good Neighbor event this month.

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report/Membership Report – Mike Holcomb

  • We currently have $1277.60 in funds.  Cash flow for July was $560 in and $897 out
  • Membership – 72 Members
    • 3 Renewals
      • USWC Taekwondo
      • Crunch Fitness
      • Ace Hardware
    • 2 New Members
      • Guild Mortgage
      • Beaverton Body and Brain Yoga

B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt is behind in member videos, but they will still be filmed.  We are also hoping to work with Aloha High School students to create videos as well.

4 – Featured Speaker – Nicole Paulsen with THPRD – Topic: Proposed new Aloha park and Survey of existing Parks

  • Community Engagement
    • Public task force teams
      • Community conversation meetings
        • Established community needs and vision statement
      • Design Workshop Meetings
        • Collaborated with neighborhood residents to develop a master plan
      • Open Houses
    • Future Park at Bonnie Meadows (2020)
      • Seeking out grant funding, park will cost approx 2 million
      • Park will feature
        • Community Garden
        • Hybrid Play Area
        • Multi purpose sport court
        • Open Field
        • Loop Path
    • Future Park at Crowell Woods (2019)
      • Community Gardens and Edible landscaping
      • Stream and creek
      • Natural play area
      • Community Gathering area
      • Picnic Shelter
      • Bridge
      • Community Connections
    • Future NW Quadrant Youth Athletic Field (2020)
      • Multi Purpose Sports Field (Natural Grass)
      • Loop Path
      • Picnic Tables
    • Mt View Champions Park (Construction complete)
      • Park cost 14 million
      • All ages/abilities access
      • Multi use fields
      • Special all access field for all abilities
      • Play structure
      • 20 acres

5 – Spotlight Speaker – Mark Forker – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

  • Habitat for Humanity has many volunteer opportunities that go beyond construction
    • Select families – review finances for applicants, interview families to determine need, see where they currently live and what they experience.
    • Party Planning – help organize fundraiser programs. Funding comes primarily from community.
    • Repair program for lower income homeowners.  This program helps approx 20+ families a year. This program helps build ramps and other updates to ensure home is accessible by all abilities
    • Home Depot helps by providing grants for Veterans.  Veterans in turn will set up a table at Home Depot to explain the program to shoppers and other Veterans.
    • Community members 18 and up can volunteer in any position.  14 is the minimum age to volunteer. Volunteers ages 16-17 can do some minimal work such as yard work.
  • There are over 100 applicants for the self help housing program
    • Applicants have to take 500 hours of family literacy classes, home maintenance classes, and then can buy  a house for affordable no interest payments (only 28% of income)
    • Most families in the program make around $25,000 a year
  • Willamette West Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Committee is currently looking for a property or neighborhood in Aloha which needs a lift up.
  • Habitatwest.org

6 – Spot Light Non-profit of the Month – Westside Community Church

7 – Announcements –  

  • Aloha Community Library has a new Community Room
  • Sunday August 26th http://www.goodneighborpdx.com/
  • Thursday August 30th – 11:30-2:00 – AHS Warrior Ohana Day – Aloha High School is looking for businesses to participate by setting up booths on the Football Field where they can visit with students and staff to build connections.  Thursday will be a modified schedule to allow student groups to go through stations
  • Friday August 31st – Scooping with a Cop – Farmington Mall Shopping Center
  • Willamette West Habitat for Humanity is currently building two new neighborhoods in Beaverton

Drawing for Subway Gift Cards

Next Meeting:  Thursday September 12th, 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

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