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

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