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Please click the photo above to access our May newsletter, containing many resources and information about the impact of coronavirus on our community. 
The WNA raised $200 and donated snacks and drinks for Woodstock Elementary School's Wellness Center during Woodstock Gives Back. Thank you, Woodstock Neighborhood!
 
Woodstock Neighborhood Association's board voted this month to adopt PDX Main Streets' design guidelines. See our blog post for more information.

 

June General Meeting and Election

WNA will be electing a new board on June 3rd, 2020 at 7 pm.

The WNA Board of Directors currently has several open seats. The board is particularly seeking a chair-person or co-chairs.

Acting as an Area Representative is a simple way to begin serving on the WNA board. Board positions include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Area Representative (5), and various Committee Chairs.  No experience is necessary: all you need is enthusiasm! The Board will meet six times over the next 12 months, and will hold nine General Meetings.

Living or working in Woodstock neighborhood qualifies you for WNA membership. The purpose of the association is to improve the livability of the City of Portland and of the Woodstock neighborhood; to promote and support projects and activities that contribute to these goals; and to provide a means for citizen participation and communication in determination of affairs which directly and indirectly affect the Woodstock neighborhood.

To Join the General Meeting, at 7pm on Wednesday, June 3rd, use the link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/999251486

Or call in:

+1 (253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 999 251 486

For organizing and representation purposes, the neighborhood is subdivided into five geographic sections as illustrated in this simplified map. The Board has positions for an Area Representative from each geographic area. For questions: info@woodstockpdx.org

WNA Land Use Committee May 20th Agenda

WNA’s Land Use Committee will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20th at 7 pm.
Time: May 20, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89804205725
To join via phone #1-253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 898 0420 5725

Agenda:
Status of Development Projects
  • The Joinery– status of building permit and demolition permits. Updated closing date for sale of property.
  • Chinese Presbyterian Church– Early Assistance meeting held. Proposal includes 87 rental units, 1,800 SF of retail. 4 stories.
  • 5111 SE Woodstock– 28 unit “micro” apartments. Building permit issued, not sure if developer is delaying project?
City Projects
  • Bureau of Development Services (BDS)– status of permit counter and how permit reviews are being conducted during COVID.
  • Residential Infill Project (RIP)– proposed draft code amendments released by City. Online testimony may be submitted until early June. Review applicable amendments.
  • Design Overlay Zoning Amendment (DOZA)– provide update on City timeline and status.
As time permits, discussion for potential LUC topics or presenters for upcoming meetings. Also, note upcoming June WNA Board election.

Proposed WNA Bylaws To Be Voted On May 13, 2020

Click here: Woodstock-BYLAWS v2 191121 

At the end of 2018, the WNA board voted unanimously to create a subcommittee to investigate and make recommendations for our organizational structure status, named the Organizational Structure of the WNA committee. The committee, open to all board and general members, came to the consensus that the federal 501(c)3 non-profit status would fit the needs and future goals of the WNA board. The committee presented their finding of pursuing 501(c)3 status to the board, and the board voted to move forward with the 501(c)3 status. The committee met twice monthly for over a year, reviewing the lengthy and detailed documentation and legal requirements of the IRS. The committee recommended (and the board approved) submitting the final draft application (including the bylaws and articles of incorporation) to a local attorney office specializing in non-profit law (The Center for Non-Profit Law). The attorney’s office determined we qualified for the IRS “short form.” They also determined our bylaws as they stood were not in compliance with IRS regulations, and recommended we start anew over line-item editing, which is what the committee elected to pursue.

Above are the bylaws that have been edited by our attorney for submittal to the IRS for  consideration for 501(c)3 status.

Changes to WNA meetings and elections

For the foreseeable future, all WNA meetings will be hosted virtually and publically on Zoom. It is not necessary to download anything to access these meetings.  Telephone attendance is possible for these meetings.

**BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 3rd**

First Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 8:30 pm – Woodstock Neighborhood Association General Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, June 3rd at 7 pm

Join the Zoom Meeting!

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/999251486

Or call in:

+1 (253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 999 251 486

Second Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 8 pm – Woodstock Neighborhood Association Board of Directors Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 13th at 7 pm   

Join the WNA Board Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/760325712

OR CALL IN:

+1 (253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 760 325 712

Third Wednesday of the month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – WNA Land Use and Sustainability Committee Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 20th at 7 pm

Fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – Friends of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 27th at 7 pm

 

March WNA Board Meeting Cancelled

The March 11 Woodstock Neighborhood Association Board Meeting has been cancelled.

The next general meeting will be held as scheduled on Wednesday, April 1 at Woodstock Community Center, and the next board meeting will be held Wednesday, April 8. Meetings start at 7 pm.

WNA Plant Sale – Get ready!

** THE 2020 PLANT SALE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR EFFORT AND SUPPORT**

Raid Your Garden for the 2020 Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale

We need your help for this year’s Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale, which benefits the Woodstock Community Center. The plant sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the community center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

This sale depends primarily on donations from generous gardeners in the community. We are looking for perennials, as well as vegetable starts, herbs, ground covers, native plants, ornamental grasses, houseplants, and small trees and shrubs. We encourage you to contribute plants from your garden, potting them by March or early April in preparation for the sale.

Proceeds from this sale support volunteer efforts to provide routine maintenance, including custodial service and supplies, for the community center, as part of an agreement with Portland Parks that has helped keep the center open since 2004.

Drop your contributions at the Woodstock Community Center on May 8th, between noon and 7 PM. If you need empty pots or an alternate drop-off time, call Sandy Profeta at 503-771-7724 or Terry Griffiths at 503-771-0011.

Woodstock Community Business Association Annual Meeting

Save the date! The Woodstock Community Business Association will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Double Mountain Pizza.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 PM 9:00 PM

For information, contact ekedgin@gmail.com

WNA February General Meeting – Wednesday, 2/5 at 7PM

Woodstock Neighborhood Association needs you!

WNA will be electing a new board in May of 2020. It’s not too soon to consider serving.

The WNA board currently has several open seats. Acting as an Area Representative is a simple way to begin serving on the WNA board. A new board will be elected at the General Meeting on June 3, 2020. Board positions include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Area Representative (5), and various Committee Chairs. All you need is enthusiasm and a few free evenings a month.

Anyone who works or lives within Woodstock Neighborhood is already a member. The purpose of the association is to improve the livability of the City of Portland and of the Woodstock neighborhood; to promote and support projects and activities that contribute to these goals; and to provide a means for citizen participation and communication in determination of affairs which directly and indirectly affect the Woodstock neighborhood.


For organizing and representation purposes, the neighborhood is subdivided into five geographic sections as illustrated in this simplified map. The Board has positions for an Area Representative from each geographic area.

For questions: info@woodstockpdx.org

Candidate Forums in Southeast Portland

Updated January 30th, 2020. 

*All graphics and information courtesy of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association*

BDNA March 2020 Mayor Candidate Event - Landscape Ad (2)

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Mt Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association and Woodstock Neighborhood Association, is pleased to present a two-part Portland City Candidate Conversation Series in March 2020!  Both events will be held at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Limited parking available on site, street parking available nearby.  Short walk from bus line #71.  Light refreshments served.  Childcare provided. Translation upon request.  Building is wheelchair accessible.

March 5th, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Commissioner

**Come early at 6:15PM for a special presentation by Portland State University.  More details on this soon!**

Confirmed attending: 

Position 1:

Position 2:

Position 4:

March 31st, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Mayor

Confirmed attending: 

WNA January General Meeting – Special Presenter!

Want to know more about aging in place within a community of helping neighbors? Come hear a presentation by Eastside Village!

A representative of Eastside Village will present information at our upcoming General Meeting.

Eastside Village is an interdependent, intergenerational community of neighbors helping neighbors. Its members are individuals and couples who prefer staying in their homes and neighborhoods rather than moving into retirement communities.
However, the Village is not just for those near or already into retirement. It’s for people of all ages who value being part of Portland’s eastside community and want to strengthen their link to it, including through volunteering.
Membership is open to all residents of this area age 18 and older, to include people with disabilities who are not yet seniors. Initial outreach for Eastside Village was made possible in part through grant funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Eastside Village is a program of Villages NW, a nonprofit organization.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7-8:30 PM

Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.