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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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