October 2015 Luncheon Meeting Minutes

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Attendance: Approximately 18

Board Reports

Community Partnerships- Sally Fabre (Board Member) provided opening comments


Treasurer report –

Renewal notices sent by email. Payment can be made online with Paypal, or checks mailed to our PO Box provided on the invoice. Mike Holcomb provided a report with a 10/01/2015 data. September Income was $0, September’s expenses were -$280.38 for a Net Loss of -$280.38. $1,225.62 current account Balance.


Chair Report – Karen Bolin President now for 4 years and encouraging them to become members. We would like to provide as much support as possible for our community. We have nominations next month. It has been proposed to have Karen and Sally Co-chair. We would like to invite all of you to be a part of our board. How can you step up for leadership as our community grows in the coming years how will it work to grow our businesses? Connection is important. How can we support each other?

Opportunities I have been able to participate in are the Citizens Patrol. It has been rewarding and reassuring to see how they have been stewards of these funds.

Did you know that Search and Rescue allows youth as young as 14 to be eligible to participate.


November: How to welcome back an employee after an illness.

December: Holiday Social Mixer.

January: School District re districting.

Meeting Educational Program:


Aloha Curves: Diana Fairhurst

Washington County, Where do we rank. We are below the national obesity percentages, but we are also increasing along with the national trend. Health issues around obesity are prevalent in our community. You have to find a solution, that will work for you. You also have to dedicate time for yourself. So what are you doing for you? Curves provides many opportunities to help guide people through their personal health challenges. Their programs are not just for women, Jenny Craig also is available for Men in our community. Feel free to connect us to see how our businesses can help support each other, our employees and Aloha.


Elements Massage: David Marcotte

Thank you to Karen Bolin for her connections and reaching out to me when I first arrived here. Starting a new business in a new town can be challenging, but having organizations like the ABA providing support for each other. Most people believe that I am a massage therapist, but I am not. I was a Washington DC, Attorney and an avid GYM member. Then I got hurt at the gym. I suddenly found my whole life had changed. After struggling I eventually was introduced to massage therapy. The opportunity presented it’s self my wife and I moved to Oregon and purchasing Elements Massage. It is amazing to be providing a service that has a real honest value proposition. We provide memberships. You can have the membership withdrawn from your health savings account.


Song Bird Healing Arts: Dr. Carol Zamarra

I started out in finance and found myself introduced to massage. Massage lead to schooling as a natural path. How do we work around lifestyles to provide health and wellness. I provide a lot of physical medicine in addition to the traditional medical needs. This is breast cancer awareness month, but lung cancer is also prevalent in our community. If you doubt, get it checked out. And remember that doctors are just people to and there are more doctors out there. The most important person is you in this relationship. Free breast cancer screening is available through Screen Wise.


Not a member? You can sign up and/or pay dues right here on our website!

Next Meeting: November 12th at 11:15 AM at Peppermill Restaurant

“Breast Friends: How to Welcome Back and Employee after an Illness”