WNA Board Welcomes New Members

Thirty neighbors total turned out for WNA’s annual election night, June 5th. A handful dropped by during the first hour to socialize a bit and enjoy the delicious Chicago-style pizza generously donated by Bridge City along with a bountiful salad made with freshly harvested lettuce and radishes from 47th Avenue Farms. Twenty-four folks stayed on for the meeting, and of these, six were voted in as first-time WNA board members! A warm welcome to Elisa Edgington, Ben Ierien, Nicole Craigmiles, Jacky Jarrahzedah, Scott Smith and Dan Chin. In addition, it was noted that Trina Marmarelli has stepped down as Woodstock What’s Up e-news editor (thank you, Trina!), with Ruthann Bedenkop picking up the reins. (See the full board roster on our Contact page.)

Click here to download a PDF of our June Meeting Minutes. Announcements include:

  • National Night Out falls on August 6  this year (first Tuesday of August), but any block party scheduled between Aug. 2 and 11 will qualify as an official NNO event, with the benefit of having certain permits and fees waived by the city’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Registration deadline is June 23. See the National Night Out website for more info and to register: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/55345
  • Woodstock Librarian Carol Uhte noted that Joan Smith, a “rock star of a children’s librarian” is retiring after 33 years. Also, the Summer Reading Program kicks off Friday, June 14th. Colorful t-shirts are available for $12 in all sizes.
  • Volunteers Wanted! for the annual Woodstock Community Cleanup taking place this coming Saturday, June 22 from 8 to 10 am. Meet in front of the Woodstock Community Center. Muffins, coffee and water will be provided. Bring gloves. The boulevard cleanup will include sweeping, litter pick-up, and replanting flower pots. WNA Chair Becky Luening is organizing a “No Butts Brigade.” Click to view flyer.
  • Ann Crowder, financial manager for the Friends of the Woodstock Community Center, reported a net profit $3295.85 for the annual Plant Sale benefit for WCC. Way to go!
  • Sustainability member Elisa Edgington reported at least ten neighbors have stepped forward to participate in this summer’s Urban Forestry Woodstock Tree Inventory to help identify and assess the health of all street trees in the Neighborhood. More help is needed; volunteers are not obligated to work all four of the work days which are listed on the Sustainable Woodstock website
  • Media Committee Chair Kenny Heggem announced Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the feature film for this summer’s Movie in the Park event at Woodstock Park. This city-sponsored event, slated for Friday, August 16 includes live music before dusk, plus free popcorn and several other snack options for sale by local vendors. The committee plans to meet with Portland Parks & Recreation staff on July 9 at 7pm at the WCC to discuss fundraising and logistics. If event planning is your cup of tea, please feel free to join in. Ads will be available in the event program; for more information please call Kenny at 408-603-6252 or email info@woodstockpdx.org.
  • Tabling anyone? Woodstock Neighborhood Association will have a table at the Woodstock Farmer’s Market on Sunday, August 4 and again at the Woodstock Community Business Association Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, August 11, to sell t-shirts, hand out literature, and collect email signups. Volunteers interested in helping out on either of these days are encouraged to email info@woodstockpdx.org.